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Oil Struggles Near $68 as Inventory Gain Overshadows Iran Fears

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While demand has yet to catch up to elevated supplies, rebounding economies in Europe and steady economic growth in the USA could prompt more upside for oil this year. Iran, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, re-emerged as a major oil exporter in January 2016 when some global sanctions against Tehran were lifted in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme. Read More »

Teacher Pay Package: Passed & Signed!

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Outside, hundreds of red-clad teachers held a overnight rally, local media reported. The announcement comes after Arizona's governor signed part of a budget plan that will increase teachers' salaries by almost 20 percent over the next three years. Read More »

Iran says 'will not stay' in nuclear deal if United States walks away

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In order to limit a confrontation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin frequently. "A lot of countries have recently expelled Russian diplomats". It is also meant to cut its stockpile of enriched uranium drastically and not enrich remaining uranium to the level needed to produce nuclear weapons. Read More »

Shooting at Nashville mall; injuries unclear

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The person who was shot has been rushed to Skyline Hospital; their condition was critical. Witnesses said they saw a fight before the shooting , then people started running from the scene. According to an employee at Gaylord Opryland Hotel, the hotel has been placed on lockdown, and no one is able to enter or leave. "This is terrifying. Read More »

US Charges China Targeted US Military Pilots with Laser

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The U.S. military has been grappling with lasers being pointed at aircraft for decades. Chinese nationals have on multiple occasions shone military-grade laser pointers at USA pilots operating out of the American base in Djibouti , the Pentagon said Thursday. Read More »

Timeline: Severe Weather Wednesday In Oklahoma

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Strong wind gusts and large hail were also reported with the storms, which spanned from Texas to Kansas. Cars drive down Kansas Avenue during a rain storm last spring. Meyers says a tornado risk exists Wednesday, although not to the significance of Tuesday. Severe weather threats after 6 p.m. Winds will remain to come mainly out of the west anywhere from 5-15 miles per hour. Read More »

In A First, Boy Scouts Drop The Word 'Boy' To Welcome Girls

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And it's missing the word "boy". Boy Scouts , which includes kids from 10 to 17, will become Scouts BSA in February. The 108-year-old organization will still be known as the Boy Scouts of America . Last year, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it will drop the "boy" from its program name in an effort to make the program gender neutral. Read More »

China Fortifies Artificial Islands With Missile Systems

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The missiles have reportedly been deployed on Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands. This island is a Spratly island claimed by several countries like Vietnam and Taiwan . It now has around 27 outposts throughout the islands and has continued to outfit them with aircraft runways, lighthouses, tourist resorts, hospitals, and farms. Read More »

Robert Mueller's team floated idea of subpoena for Trump

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. The interview has been supported by Cobb, and for a while the White House signaled that it had not crossed out the possibility . Also Wednesday, Trump echoed the concerns of a small group of House conservatives who have been criticizing the Justice Department for not turning over certain investigatory documents. Read More »

'Iran's Problems with Morocco Are Ideological,' Says Former Pentagon Official

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For the record, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita announced on Tuesday that Morocco has proof stressing that Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite organization backed by Iran, provides military support for the Polisario Front militants. But Tehran denies supporting the independence movement in Western Sahara since then. United Nations efforts have repeatedly failed to broker a settlement over the disputed territory that Polisario says belongs to the Sahrawi people. Read More »

Chinese back U.S. teenager who wore qipao dress to school prom

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Chinese citizens have sprung to the defence of an American teenager accused of cultural appropriation for wearing a traditional Chinese dress to her prom night. "What she did is nearly like an exploitation of a culture". "I know what I did and why", she said , adding "the support that's coming in from China is how I'm staying strong". Read More »

Turkish party names Recep Tayyip Erdogan as presidential candidate

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The two other main opposition parties, the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the fledgling Iyi (Good) Party, have chose to join two smaller groups in an election alliance, a CHP official said on Wednesday. Leader of the Turkish Good party Meral Aksener has officially submitted an application to the Supreme Election Council on May 2 for the registration of her candidacy in the Turkish presidential election, Hurriyet reports. Read More »

33rd Match CSK vs KKR Live Streaming on Hotstar

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One change for Knight Riders: Nitish Rana has been omitted, Rinku Singh comes in his place. What time the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings match start? Kolkata is now fourth in the table, winning 4 out of 8 matches. Dhoni himself has been a major factor in CSK's success with his batting and the ever-inspiring captaincy. Lungi Ngidi, who made his IPL debut in CSK's last match against Delhi Dardevils (DD), will be an integral setup of CSK's bowling attack. Read More »

Presidency: Buhari makes "Technical stopover" in London

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Garba Shehu , the president's special assistant on media and publicity, made the clarification few hours after telling newsmen that the President Buhari and his team made a "technical stopover" in the British capital. "The media should hold ethics of the noble profession sacrosanct, and be wary of those bent on causing disaffection in the country", Mr Buhari said. Read More »

Trump seeks support from Nigeria, other Africans to host 2026 World Cup

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President Donald Trump has called for support from Nigeria and other countries across the world to back the United States, Canada and Mexico in a joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Other continents would have to set up similar competitions for the tournament to be viable. The new event is due to launch later this year and is created to replace friendly matches in favour of more competitive contests. Read More »

Arenado homers twice as Rockies rip Cubs

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But their exit velocity was impressive when it came to being out of this one quickly in losing 11-2 to the Rockies on Wednesday. He gave up three home runs and two doubles among his seven hits allowed. Colorado has hit 41 homers through 32 games, and 28 have come away on the road, where the Rockies have played 20 of their 32 games. The Cubs were 6-8 in those games and averaged 4.64 runs a game. Read More »

Las Vegas police release footage from shooter's hotel room

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The first officer to enter the room had not activated his body camera, but the scene was recorded from the bodycam of an officer following closely behind. The sheriff did not indicate whether or not the next batch of material would be released on the department's website. The FBI later said they believe the 64-year-old retired accountant acted alone. Read More »

PM May faces test of power as local polls open in UK

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In other authorities, one-thirds of seats are being contested which means there are likely to be few dramatic changes in council control. Barnet, a former Tory stronghold, has been a closely competed borough in recent times, and Labour, priced as a 56 per cent chance of taking control, will edge it this year according to the spread bettors. Read More »

Russian warplane crashes in Syria

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The ministry said the plane had not come under fire, adding that "according to preliminary information, the reason for the crash could have been a bird falling into the engine". According to reports, we are talking about the su-30CM, which both pilots in the crash were killed. This is the seventh aircraft Russian Federation has lost in Syria since the beginning of its presence in the country in 2015. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty off day's low

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On the BSE, 1,833 shares declined, 831 shares gained while 135 shares remained unchanged. Investors kept an eye on high-level talks between China and the U.S. Financial markets in Japan are closed for a four-day holiday weekend. The Sensex settled at 35,103, down 73.28 points. Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, NTPC, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were the top gainers on Sensex, while Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Asian Paints, Larsen and Toubro and Hindustan Unilever were the major losers. Read More »

Soler's blast lifts Royals in 13 innings over Red Sox

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The Red Sox have given him big trouble as he possesses an 0-4 record with an abysmal 6.75 ERA in six career starts. After falling victim to the Houston Astros' World Series run last season, the Red Sox made an early statement posting the best record in baseball in April that included a nine-game win streak. Read More »

Looks like the Royal birth certificate of Prince Louis

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The occupations listed for mum and dad are the " Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom ". The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island now celebrates the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge with prayers and good wishes for her growth. Read More »

Chile victims of clergy sex abuse praise talks with pope

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In a joint statement issued May 2, the survivors said they have been treated as "enemies" of the Church for almost 10 years for their outspoken criticism of abuse and cover-up in the Church, but that this weekend's meetings allowed them to meet "the friendly face of the Church, completely different form the one we had seen before". Read More »

Sex Offender On The Loose After Mobile Home Chase Involving His Children

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Sheriff's officials said that Stephen Houk is considered armed and risky. One or more children are said to be with him. The motor home finally stopped on a road in an orchard north of town where authorities surrounded it. Most police chases end with immediate arrests, often after officers force cars to stop by puncturing tires or hitting vehicles in precision maneuvers. Read More »

TRACKING: Severe weather possible again today

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These storms will move into IL and western portions of the Chicago area later this afternoon/early evening and continue during the overnight hours tonight , gradually ending from the west, as the cold front passes through our area later tonight /early Friday morning. Read More »

Ignore attacks and uphold White House Correspondents' Dinner tradition | Letters

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The story dominating the news after last weekend's White House Correspondents Dinner is whether comedian Michelle Wolf's performance was amusing or not. In a letter penned to Steven Thomma, executive director of the WHCA, Finkelstein writes that the White House Correspondents Dinner's headline comedy routine traditionally was "non-partisan and done without hostility and personal animus toward the party that occupies the White House". Read More »

Sidda Govt has ignored farmers: Modi

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The Prime Minister launched his second leg of campaign for Karnataka in May 1, addressing three rallies in Chamrajanagar, Udupi and Belagavi district that covered 48 assembly constituencies. "The Yeddy-Reddy gang is back in Karnataka politics - thanks to top leadership of the BJP". While Modi was pushing BJP's attempt to add another state in its kitty, Rahul was also sweating buckets to retain power in the only big state, his party Congress was left with. Read More »

Dust storm kills 31 in Rajasthan

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The dust storm has been declared a disaster under the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) norms. Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC) said at least two people were killed in Kumaon and few more injured in other parts after rains and thunderstorm lashed the hill state on Wednesday night. Read More »

New Zealand proposes "Amazon tax" imposing GST on low-value offshore sales

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Revenue Minister Stuart Nash noted the government would be trusting retailers to add the tax as it would be hard to enforce in overseas jurisdictions. "The theory is that they are required to register although obviously being non-residents or outside New Zealand they would be beyond the reach of Inland Revenue so there's nearly nothing Inland Revenue can do to them". Read More »

Deleted 'Black Panther' Scene Shows Daniel Kaluuya And Danai Gurira Facing Off

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Taking place right after T'Challa wakes up from his heart-shaped herb slumber and first visit to the ancestral plane, it provides some lovely backstory for T'Challa, his late father T'Chaka, and long-time advisor Zuri . Meanwhile, Zuri adds much-needed comic relief. After T'Challa ( Chadwick Boseman ) is overpowered by Killmonger ( Michael B. Jordan ) and thought to be dead, his family flees, while General Okoye of the Dora Milaje struggles with her oath to serve the current king of ... Read More »

Karnataka campaign delays drafting of Cauvery scheme, Centre informs SC

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The bench observations came on the plea filed by the State of Tamil Nadu seeking to initiate contempt proceedings against the Centre for not constituting the CMB within the stipulated period of six weeks. On Wednesday, the Central government sought an extension of two weeks from the Court to draft the water sharing scheme for the formation of CMB. "What we decide should also be suitable for all the states concerned", the minister said. Read More »

First Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo Under Trump

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The US military said Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi's transfer to Saudi Arabia brought the prisoner population down by one to 40 detainees. He pleaded guilty to war crimes in 2014 related to the 2002 bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen and also acted as a prosecution witness to identify members of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin's inner circle. Read More »

Explosion at London Lag B'omer Bonfire injures tens

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There was a bonfire explosion during Lag BaOmer Jewish celebrations in London . Dramatic footage shows a large crowd gathered around a bonfire before it erupted into a fireball. Hatzola rushed to the scene, and treated around 30 people. The Jewish news site Yeshiva World said the fire had been doused in oil and that the rabbi had thrown... Read More »

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

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Media Council of Kenya Chief Executive David Omwoyo said although Kenya had almost 179 radio stations, 60 television station and more than 60 print publications, more needed to be done to secure media freedom. "We can not but feel indignation at these bad acts". Reporting the facts in the face of any uncertainty, intimidation or physical threat is what it takes to keep power in check - a challenge that the Papua New Guinea media faces each day in every newsroom. Read More »

Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

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The outgoing government of caretaker Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni forecasts economic growth of 1.5 percent in 2018, in line with last year's rate which was the strongest since 2010. "Business optimism has also dipped to a five-month low as concerns about Brexit, trade barriers and the overall economic climate remained widespread". Read More »

China, North Korea Reaffirm 'friendly, Cooperative' Ties

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But China's own state-run Global Times published an editorial Thursday dismissing the claim that Beijing is being frozen out diplomatically as "a shallow attempt to manipulate public opinion". "We can not confirm the validity of these reports", a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said. "We are working to see USA citizens who are detained in North Korea come home as soon as possible", the spokesperson added. Read More »

Explosion, fire reported at SWAT standoff in Conn.

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This is where people who were injured in the explosion were taken. Police responded to the home because a man was barricaded inside. Shortly before 9 p.m., New Haven sent "10 to 15" officers to help out at the request of North Haven's department, according to New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell. Read More »

China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected

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Those targets, if achieved, will make it the biggest Chinese tech IPO since Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raised United States dollars 21.8 billion in 2014. Two Chinese biotech companies said they would switch their New York IPOs to Hong Kong to raise US$800 million, Reuters reported last week. Dual-class shares have been a contentious topic in Hong Kong since the city's strict adherence to a one-share-one-vote principle cost it the float of Alibaba, which instead ... Read More »

Judge Rules Iran Must Pay Billions to Families of 9/11 Victims

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On top of that, a 4.96 percent annual interest rate will also be added to the amount, starting from the day of the terror attack . The court case that was first filed in 2004 was allowed to proceed in 2016 after Congress passed a law permitting the prosecution of parties that fund terrorism . Read More »

Cambridge Analytica To Shut Over Facebook Data Scandal

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The company no doubt was alluding to press coverage, as well as testimony in USA congressional hearings that it illicitly or illegally appropriated personal data of millions of Facebook users via a third-party app that it continued to use to target unsuspecting Americans. Read More »

Most of Central American migrant caravan waiting at border

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Border inspectors processed 28 applications on Monday and Tuesday in San Ysidro, the nation's busiest border crossing, down from an average of about 50 a day from October 2017 to February 2018. However, a spokesperson for CBP said they resumed interviews on Monday, depending on resources and they said some people may have to wait in Mexico while they process each person. Read More »

Texas teen planned ISIS-inspired mall shooting, authorities say

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He's charged with making a terroristic threat and criminal solicitation of capital murder. His arrest warrant affidavit stated Azizi-Yarand sent more than $1,400 to others to buy "weapons and tactical gear". He initially had plans to travel to Afghanistan to join ISIS, but after speaking with an ISIS member through his messaging app, he was encouraged to "attack America". Read More »

Zachary Cruz, Brother of Florida School Shooter, Arrested

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Cruz was initially arrested on March 19 for trespassing onto the Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus, the very same place where his brother is accused of killing 17 people on February 14. In the hours after the shooting, Zachary Cruz was involuntarily committed for a mental-health evaluation, reports Palm Beach Post . Palm Beach County jail records show Zachary Cruz was being held without bond Wednesday pending a transfer to neighbouring Broward County for a court appearance that ... Read More »

Cambridge Analytica Is Shutting Down After Facebook Controversy

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The company collects data from websites that use like buttons and nearly invisible Facebook pixels to track browsing and transaction behaviour, and from apps that use Facebook details to log in to them.
In a post on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said users would even be able to opt out of having this information stored in their account. Read More »