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North Korea Says Kim 'Deeply Moved' By Concert

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Red Velvet-which performed an invite-only concert at Credit Suisse Group AG's Asia investment conference last month-is being joined in Pyongyang by South Korean singer Baek Ji-young and rock band YB. He even reportedly posed with the band in a gesture of enormous significance, given that North Korea generally resists cultural infiltration from anywhere outside its borders, especially where the South is concerned. Read More »

DOJ authorized Mueller to investigate allegations Manafort colluded with Russian Federation

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Mueller's team revealed the existence of the August 2, 2017, memo in filings seeking to counter arguments by Manafort's attorneys that the special counsel probe has exceeded its legal authority. You can read the letter at this link , but large blocks of it related to other people Mueller is investigating are redacted, with only a comparatively short section related to Manafort un-redacted. Read More »

Israel backtracks from deal to resettle African migrants

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The UN refugee agency UNHCR told the BBC it had not been contacted by the Israeli government about its intention to suspend the deal. The New Israel Fund issued a statement denying this, calling it "pathetic, shameful, and a stain on Israel in the global arena" that Netanyahu would blame them for "his ineptitude and his immoral policies". Read More »

Afghan air strike targeting the Taliban kills dozens in Kunduz

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Since Monday, Kunduz city hospitals have received at least 30 casualties, including many children, Dr. Abdul Matin Atifi, head of the public health sector in Kunduz , said. Dozens of schoolgirls have been sickened at a high school in the southern Afghan province of Helmand in what officials suspect is a case of group poisoning. Read More »

Russia Foreign Minister Lavrov says Britain could have poisoned spy

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General Evgeny Buzhinsky said that the diplomatic tensions risk becoming "worse than the cold war" - and claimed that the West is trying to overthrow Vladimir Putin's government. Four Russian diplomats expelled from Germany arrived back in Moscow on the weekend, Russia's embassy in Berlin said, ahead of a Monday deadline imposed on Moscow. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway is White House's biggest leaker, author says

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Kessler said in that same interview , which was on-the-record, Conway "also lit into Jared and Ivanka, saying that they leak against Steve Bannon". "Leakers get great press". Kessler's book is titled 'The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game '. Trump has raged against the leaks, but has never done anything to Conway about them. Read More »

Ogunbowale lifts Notre Dame to championship

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The Northview grad said Monday she still is pinching herself after her blue-and-gold fairytale got better, as the Notre Dame women's basketball team captured the national championship Sunday night. This was a Notre Dame team who refused to roll over, one of the toughest teams we have had the opportunity to witness and they would will their way to the end. Read More »

'NO MORE': Trump says deal for immigrant 'Dreamers' is off

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As concern grows daily about the risky drugs, and criminal immigrants flowing into the country from the Mexican border, Trump blamed Mexico directly. While the fact that migrants come through Mexico was not unsurprising, the sheer mass of people and the blatant unwillingness of Mexico's immigration agents to even bother with the problem was truly dismaying. Read More »

Ousted Shulkin rejects White House claim he resigned VA job

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Funding and improving the program now appears "monumentally difficult" due to Shulkin's firing , as veterans' advocates question the White House's stance on privatizing the department, said Louis Celli, the national director of veterans affairs and rehabilitation at the American Legion. Read More »

Prime Minister Modi withdraws Smriti Irani's controversial order on journalists

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Once any of these agencies confirms that fake news has been published or telecasted, the accreditation will be suspended for six months for a first violation and for one year in the case of a second violation. Meanwhile, the government confirmed that every journalist should abide by the new amendments in order to get the accreditation cards. "Till such time the regulation is not implemented rules can not be enforced for news portals by industry", she tweeted. Read More »

10 killed as widespread Indian caste protests turn violent

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The rigid Hindu caste system also forces some Dalit castes into occupations which are considered unclean by the so-called higher castes, such as cleaning human excreta and disposing of dead people and animals. Three protesters were injured in reported police firing in the area, reports reaching here said. Many trains, including premier Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses, were stopped by protestors while some were short-terminated as precautionary measures. Read More »

India deny any wrongdoing after syringes found in compound

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Head coach Bobby Crutchley said: "As a squad we have been training very hard and very well and we are very much looking forward to building on what we achieved in 2017". But with Olympic, Paralympic, World, Commonwealth and European medalists across the team, there is a strong belief that they can accrue another sizeable sum. Read More »

I made a mistake but Karnataka voters will not: Amit Shah

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After his party's impressive performance in the northeastern states recently, Shah had said the "golden era of BJP" would not come until it comes to power in Odisha, West Bengal and Kerala. However, Mr Yaduveer had ruled out not only joining BJP but also against identifying himself with any political party.Mr Shah also had a darshan of Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt before beginning his election tour. Read More »

State police to step up enforcement against distracted driving

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A Perth driver has been busted using their mobile phone while driving along Mounts Bay Road, this time during the double demerits period over Easter. Despite their own behavior, most drivers (nearly 58 percent) say talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel is a very serious threat to their personal safety, while 78 percent believe that texting is a significant danger. Read More »

Calling Standards 'Too High,' EPA Moves to Relax Car Pollution Rules

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed a plan to roll back fuel economy standards that the EPA first finalized in 2012. Hart told The AP that Pruitt is a casual friend, and that they have had no contact with himt for months, except for a brief exchange at the National Prayer Breakfast last month. Read More »

Sheriff's Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian - Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

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Barnes, a former Kings player and Sacramento native, also attended Clark's funeral on Thursday. Activists take to the streets of Sacramento to protest the death of Stephon Clark . A video taken by a public defender for Sacramento County, Guy Danilowitz, and posted to his Twitter account shows a person crossing in front of a sheriff's vehicle before being struck and falling to the pavement. Read More »

Police downsize 30 senior officers

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Since the new Police IG Sudue took office, the police force has been a place of internal fights among senior officers. The truck driver was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Information coming out of the National Police Headquarters says Col. Sudue took the action last week, affecting 104 Ebron Deline, 105 Nelson Freeman, Olu Briggs, Feltgera Briggo, 108 Edwin Hoff, 110 John Kermah, 112 John Davis, and 118 Gabriel Lake, among others. Read More »

SPO shot dead in Pulwama, another hurt

Police said militants fired at Mohammad Ashraf Mir from a close range, injuring him grievously at Murran Chowk in the Pulwama district at 4.25 pm on Saturday. Earlier in the morning, militants shot at and injured an SPO who was regulating the traffic in Anantnag district. Mir suffered serious injuries in the attack and succumbed before he could reach hospital. Read More »

Rep. Esty Calls for Review on How She Handled Misconduct Allegations

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Esty, 58, is a third-term representative who was first elected in 2012. "It is one of the greatest honors of my life that the people of Connecticut's Fifth District elected me to represent them in Congress", Esty said in a statement . "I have apologized for my mistakes in the handling of this matter", Esty said Monday . Before news of the controversy broke, Esty had issued press releases calling for tougher harassment protections for congressional staffers and was among those demanding ... Read More »

Fox News supports Laura Ingraham against "agenda-driven intimidation efforts"

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As we previously reported , during a gun control debate with Axios co-founder Mike Allen , the teen was asked what was the biggest mistake the media had made since the tragic school shooting that left 17 dead . "The No. 1 job in America... is someone who doesn't understand the people". Eastern time, was the no. 4 cable show on TV last month, according to AdWeek, both in terms of total viewers and viewers in the 25-to-54 demographic, a coveted age group for cable news advertisers. Read More »

Early spring snow storm causes travel problems in New Jersey

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Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, low around 14. "There have been reports of patchy, blowing snow in west-central Minnesota , but nothing like what we're used to", Jones said. Snow poured down on the United States city in the early hours of this morning, with yesterday's temperatures of 60°f plummeting to nearly 30°f. It's the heavy snow that will get us into trouble. Read More »

Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 53 in March

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The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) - a composite index created to measure the performance of the manufacturing economy - recorded a value above the zero change point of 50.0 points in March. Input cost inflation, however, increased considerably, which IHS Markit owed to higher prices for steel and chemicals. Suppliers' delivery times lengthened marginally, with raw material shortages and shipping delays reportedly behind the deterioration. Read More »

Timeline & Severe Risk of Storms Tuesday

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A warm front will lift north through the Valley on Tuesday . Another cold front will stall in the gulf south by Friday giving an area of focus for showers/t-storms development through Saturday . The work week began Monday with a mostly cloudy sky. There is a Marginal Risk for severe storms overnight. Daytime highs Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 60s. Read More »

Teen rescued after fall into drain pipe at Los Angeles park

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The boy was identified as Jesse Hernandez , and fire officials asked the public for information on his whereabouts around 8 p.m. Scott said the sanitation workers played a major role in finding Jesse. "This was where Jesse was found alert and talking", Scott said. Rescuers have been searching downstream outlets along the LA river for over an hour. Read More »

Israel suspends deal that could see Canada take in more African migrants

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Michal Rozin, a member of Israel's parliament and a lead campaigner against the expulsions, said the agreement represented the "success of the Israelis who protested against the evil of deportation". Before Monday's announcement, the government had remained steadfast, bristling at what it considered cynical comparisons to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany. Read More »

Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Arun Jaitley

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Targeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after his apology to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a defamation case here on Monday, BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari accused the AAP national convenor of having become the "most non-credible face" in Indian politics. Read More »

Heavy rain, sleet and snow for Easter weekend

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However the people of Wexford , Wicklow , Cork and Waterford are set to get it even worse, with substantial rainfall set to batter coastal areas in those counties. However, the forecast for Easter Saturday is much better, with only a few scattered showers across the country. "Heavy showers in the northwest will die out this evening, and tonight will be dry, with long clear spells developing". Read More »

Corbyn on Labour anti-Semitism row

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British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing growing criticism over his handling of reported anti-Semitism among some of his supporters. Mr Corbyn said: "I sincerely regret that I did not look more closely at the image I was commenting on, the contents of which are deeply disturbing and anti-Semitic". Read More »

Deadly Hart family crash may have been intentional, CHP says

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The SUV fell into the rocks and water about 100 feet below the highway. Emergency responders found the bodies of three of their six children - Markis, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail, both 14 - outside the auto, which landed upside down on the rocky shoreline below the cliff. Read More »

Bharat Bandh: Four killed as protest turn violent in MP

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UT home secretary Anurag Aggarwal said the administration has decided not to suspend internet services or close schools and colleges, but adequate arrangements have been made in the wake of nationwide protests. "Internet services were suspended and section 144 was imposed in certain districts". In Ahmedabad and a few other places, the local police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse swelling mobs, which were going berserk vandalising shops and blocking roads. Read More »

Australia must score 612 to beat South Africa and salvage series draw

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South Africa also have front-line spinner Keshav Maharaj to call on, as well as part-timers Elgar, Bavuma and Aiden Markram, who have taken 15 test wickets between them. Unbeaten batsmen Shaun Marsh (seven) and Peter Handscomb (23) successfully stonewalled their way to a draw in Ranchi a year ago, while forecast showers could also help Australia's hopes of denying South Africa victory. Read More »

Kentucky teachers rally at Capitol over state budget

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The rally is happening after hundreds of teachers called in sick Friday to protest last-minute changes to their pension system. He shared anecdotes of teachers working second and third jobs - including a music teacher who drove to Oklahoma City to work at an Olive Garden after a full day at school. Read More »

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe to visit Trump at Mar-a-Lago

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Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to meet by the end of May in the first summit ever to be held between Washington and Pyongyang. There has been a pressing need for the denuclearisation of North Korea by Japan, the US, China and South Korea. The White House released a statement confirming the talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Florida resort April 17-18. Read More »

Saturday forecast: Showers arrive later today

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Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman, the northern and the southern cities will hover around 26 degrees Celsius dropping down to 11,12 and 9 respectively. Tuesday , there will be a sun/cloud mix, with breezy southerly winds and another warm spring day. Highest temperatures tomorrow will be between nine to 12 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country, but further north temperatures will only be four to 8 degrees Celsius. Read More »

MI ends Loyola-Chicago's run, advances to national championship

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The second is a battle of No. 1 seeds between East champion Villanova and Midwest champion Kansas . The school then broken the record less than two minutes into the second half. "They play real well for one another, and they always look for the best shot". Another player who doesn't fit either category, Eric Paschall , made four 3-pointers against Kansas on Saturday. Read More »

Syrian Government Declares Victory Over Eastern Ghouta

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More than 40,000 Syrian rebels and their family members have relocated to rebel-held parts of northern Syria , according to the Russian military. He says, however, that "humanitarian cases" will be allowed to evacuate on Monday. Four major rebel groups were now positioned inside Eastern Ghouta, namely the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham, and the Levant Liberation Committee, known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. Read More »

Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Cross River State former governor, Mr. Donald Duke said that Boko Haram insurgency has cost Nigeria more than civil war. The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri, the provincial capital of Borno state , but army soldiers repelled them, gunning down six armed insurgents and seven suicide bombers , said army spokesman Col. Read More »

MADD president: Release of affluenza teen will be 'tough day'

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Ethan Couch , the so-called "affluenza" teen, is brought into court for his adult court hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas April 13, 2016. Couch and his mother, Tonya, disappeared, and were found weeks later in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico . During that time, he will not be allowed to drink, use drugs or drive. Read More »

Malala returns to London as four-day Pakistan trip comes to end

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Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousufzai wrapped up her four-day visit to Pakistan and flew back to London from Rawalpindi airport Monday. "I am proud of my religion, and I am proud of my country", she said at her hotel on Friday. Since leaving Pakistan, the 20-year-old Ms Yousafzai has become a global symbol for human rights and a vocal campaigner for girls' education. "Peace has fully been restored in the country due to honest efforts by governmnent and armed forces", said the ... Read More »

Arab League to Hold Emergency Meeting Over IDF Sniper Killings in Gaza

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Most of the attendees protested peacefully at encampments hundreds of meters from the border, which is well protected by armed Israeli forces. Protesters were later seen hurling rocks and bottles and setting vehicle tyres on fire. Doctors at Gaza's crowded Shifa hospital said they were running out of medicine and other supplies. "They did not use weapons". "From the standpoint of the Israeli soldiers, they did what had to be done", Lieberman told Israeli Army Radio. Read More »

Immigrants worry about future after Trump tweets 'NO MORE DACA DEAL'

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He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. Trump's tweets came later Sunday morning. "They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA". immigration policies spread. "They had a great, great chance". "The Democrats blew it". - What is Mexico doing about the flow of migrants? Some 1.8 million undocumented immigrants entered the United States before their 16th birthday, making them eligible for DACA ... Read More »

Intense protests erupt in KU against Shopian killings

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Indian police said that security forces were still taking fire from gunmen in the area. "The civilian killed at Dragad was the owner of the house in which the militants were hiding", he said. An army officer on leave and a former public prosecutor are among those whom militants killed in Shopian past year, and a worker of the BJP was gruesomely killed with a knife to his throat. Read More »