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Mueller wins as judge upholds his authority in Manafort case

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His trial is scheduled to start September 17. Following the release of Jackson's opinion, Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, said, " Paul Manafort maintains his innocence and looks forward to prevailing in this matter". "The case did not arise in a vacuum, and the special counsel did not create his own job description", Jackson wrote on Tuesday in defense of Mueller. Read More »

Scottish Parliament rejects UK's Brexit bill

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European Union negotiators have rejected both options and Conservative Brexiteers have criticised the prime minister's favoured option of a customs partnership as unworkable and inconsistent with regaining full sovereignty from Brussels . Read More »

USA imposes sanctions against governor of Iran's Central Bank

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Seif, whose position is equal to the Federal Reserve chairman within the USA, oversees main monetary selections in Iran. "The United States will not permit Iran's increasingly brazen abuse of the global financial system", Mnuchin added. Speaking in Brussels, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called the sanctions against Seif illegal. Seif often visits Washington to attend conferences of the Worldwide Financial Fund. Read More »

NIA Court convicts 18 in Vagamon SIMI arms training camp case

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The convicts include the general secretary of banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Safdar Nagori who is now lodged in Sabarmati prison in Ahmedabad. Another accused Wasiq Billa is also absconding. The case was investigated initially by the anti-terror wing of the Kerala Police but the NIA took it over considering its seriousness and national dimensions. Read More »

'I said yes y'all!' - Taraji P Henson reveals engagement

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She captioned the snap: 'I said yes y'all! Kelvin popped the question on Mothers Day, May 13, much to the surprise of Taraji - who said how she "almost passed out" when he got down on one knee. Earlier this year, Henson revealed she had been in a relationship with the sports star for two years. She told the hosts, that's just not her style. Read More »

Ramadan 2018: How do you say happy Ramadan in Arabic?

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He said that there are some Islamic countries that prefer to use telescopes to sight the Moon while other countries will only call Ramadan if the new Moon is spotted with the naked eye. After sunset the fast is broken with an evening meal called 'Iftar' , often starting with few sips of water and handful of candies or dates. From why the month of Ramadan moves to how it is celebrated, here is your guide to the holy month. Read More »

Steve Bruce reaping benefits of Aston Villa 'big player' policy

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That was the closest either side came to changing the scoreline as they now switch attention to the second leg at Villa Park on Tuesday. Having won the semi-final first leg 1-0 courtesy of a Mile Jedinak strike, Villa showed some organised defending to hold off Boro who were looking for an immediate return to the top-flight. Read More »

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley pledges 'every penny generated' to Rafa Benitez

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The Spaniard is now in talks to extend his contract, which has a year left to run, but wants to see that current owner Mike Ashley shares his ambition before committing himself to a longer stay. 'The transfer window is now very expensive, and you also have to invest in the academy and the training facilities, all these things to enable you to attract players'. Read More »

Republican governors back Trump's nomination for Nobel peace prize

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee has also promoted the idea, sending an email encouraging supporters to "Nominate President Trump to Win the Nobel Peace Prize" by adding their name to a list. After two decades of "gridlock and global anxiety" surrounding North Korea, "we are now, at last, on the precipice of peace", the governors wrote. There is but one new variable: President Donald J. Read More »

Senior class prank goes viral

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Cumberland High School students went above and beyond with their senior prank . They created the illusion that a vehicle had crashed into their school, TMJ4 reports - and the school staff wasn't even mad. So the school was not damaged at all and police were quite impressed. "It looked very, very real. Congratulations to all the seniors who are graduating", the Cumberland Police Department said. Read More »

Brexit: Scotland set to reject EU Withdrawal Bill

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He added the Tories' "shambolic handling" of matters meant the issue could be resolved in the Supreme Court - where judges will rule if the Scottish Government's alternative Continuity Bill falls within Holyrood's legislative competence. Read More »

Pilot 'sucked halfway out' of cockpit window mid-flight

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The co-pilot of an Airbus A319 jetliner was sucked halfway out of the cockpit after the windshield of the plane suddenly shattered at 32,000 feet. The co-pilot Xu reportedly suffered scratches on the face and the chest and is now hospitalised in Chengdu, according to state broadcaster Central China Television Station . Read More »

Rihanna's intruder charged with three felonies

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Back in 2014, a homeless New Yorker Kevin Mcglynn was arrested for delivering abusive hand-written notes addressed to the singer to her SoHo apartment, as well as sending four letters to her LA home. Leon was arrested after forcibly entering Rihanna's house. If convicted, Leon faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison. The LAPD is still investigating the case. Read More »

Mother's screams saved five-year-old daughter from bear's clutches

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Initially, the girls' parents told police that she went outside to check on her dog after hearing unusual noises about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Her mother went outside when she heard screaming. Every year, there are cases of hungry bears getting into cars and sometimes buildings to find food, especially during periods of drought. A black bear scavenges for food beside tourists near the famous General Sherman tree at the Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. Read More »

Iranian Diplomat, UN Envoy Discuss Syria Peace

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Besides the Astana talks, United Nations-sponsored negotiations have been held in Geneva in search of an overall political solution to end the seven-year civil war in Syria. The multi-sided conflict that has killed more than 350,000 people took a new turn last week after Israel and Iran became embroiled in a dispute over reported cross-border strikes. Read More »

Shiite cleric al-Sadr leads in Iraq's initial vote results

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He is now calling for the latest deployment of American troops to leave following last year's defeat of the Islamic State group. But If Tehran overplays its hand by squeezing Sadr out of a coalition government dominated by its allies, it risks losing influence by provoking conflict between Iranian-backed Shiites and those loyal to Sadr. Read More »

Pompeo - US to lift sanctions if North Korea dismantles nuclear weapons programme

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Ties between North Korea and China are showing signs of improvement after going through a tough patch for years caused by the North's defiant advancement of its nuclear and missile programs. "We are just not briefing you about it", the official added. This is the first time that the USA government mentioned a specific place in its territory to store North Korea's nuclear facilities and materials to be dismantled. Read More »

Melania Trump doing really well after surgery, says husband Donald Trump

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The president and first lady spoke by telephone on Monday, before the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, and on Tuesday, the White House said. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the first lady, while President Trump's approval rating is often 50 percent or less. President Donald Trump took a helicopter to Walter Reed to visit his wife before and after the surgery and tweeted that she was in "good spirits" and that it was a ... Read More »

Salman Khan's Race 3 makers to showcase trailer through 360 live video

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In the Race 3 , there are superstars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Anil Kapoor, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol and Shakib Salim. The film " Race 3 " is releasing on June 15. Now that's something, isn't it? While in both the previous installments of Race , we saw Anil Kapoor flirting with a hot secretary (Sameera Reddy in Race and Ameesha Patel in Race 2). Read More »

Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data

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While the Cambridge Analytica scandal brought a lot of trouble to Facebook, it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg for the social media platform. It ends with the same certification statement that Nix and Wylie signed, but it also included 15 other pages of information relating to the settlement between Kogan and Facebook in November 2016. Read More »

Mom allegedly stabbed 11-year-old, fled with 7-year-old

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Around 6:40 p.m. Monday, police say 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad tied up two of her children, an 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl. Investigators say the 7-year-old girl helped the 9-year-old girl escape. The suspect is believed to be driving a 2011 Ford Escape with Oklahoma tag 778-MNX, or a 2005 Black Lexus RX300 with used dealer paper tag UD-4976. An Amber Alert has been issued for the 7-year-old girl, who police described as wearing a peach-colored, ankle-length dress. Read More »

With few options, Iran and Europe try to save nuclear deal

The top Iranian diplomat made the comments at a meeting on Monday with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, the second destination on his diplomatic tour aimed at saving the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Read More »

Death of Louisiana man in custody is ruled a homicide

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Sheriff Lopinto, who declined to identify the detectives who are subjects of the inquiry, reached his decision to reassign the deputies after the parish's coroner classified Mr. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office doesn't use body cameras. "Regarding manner of death, at this point, manner of death is homicide", said Coroner Dr. Read More »

USA trade representative office to hear corporations' case against tariffs

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A sign of ZTE Corp is pictured at its service centre in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China May 14, 2018. "There are many areas where China has promised to do but haven't. Gaming company stocks jumped as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting. But a few hours later, Trump suggested on Twitter that ZTE is indeed about trade. Read More »

Putin To Open Crimea Mega Bridge Linking Russia

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After Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the peninsula found itself between a rock and a hard place. The new bridge from Russian Federation to the annexed peninsula Crimea opened on Tuesday six months ahead of schedule. The works on the construction have begun in May 2015, regardless the withdrawal. Meanwhile, Ukraine's security service raided the offices of Russian state media in Kiev and detained one local journalist on suspicions of treason, moves the chief editor of Russia's ... Read More »

Trump talks on phone with Singapore PM

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A glance at past North Korean behavior patterns should temper Trump's expectations. For years, North Korean citizens could even travel to Singapore without a visa. administration officials) had been sticking to the deal it struck with major powers in 2015 to keep its nuclear activities peaceful and small-scale. While Kang sought to assure reporters that the USA and South Korea are unified on the matter, she was slightly more moderate on the possibility of relief, saying sanctions must ... Read More »

Roberto Mancini to talk to Mario Balotelli about Italy return

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A failure to qualify for the World Cup saw several key veterans announce their desire to retire from global football and - after the sheer ineptitude of previous boss Giampiero Ventura - this was the ideal time to make a fresh start. "Even in hard times, Italy can boast of having players of great quality. I want to build something for the years to come and bring Italy back to the top". Read More »

Fallen officer's son gets police escort to school

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All five-year-old Dakota Pitts asked for was to be taken to school by one of his dad's co-workers and friends. During a memorial gathering for Officer Pitts, colleagues and friends told stories about Pitts as a modest, hard-working officer whose mother wasn't aware of the many department honors he had received. Read More »

George Soros: Foundation quits Hungary over 'repressive' policies

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Patrick Gaspard , president of the Open Society Foundations , said on Tuesday that Budapest had "denigrated and misrepresented" the organization's work and repressed civil society "for the sake of political gain". Among a host of restrictive measures, it would force NGOs that help migrants to undergo security screening and pay a 25 per cent tax on all foreign funding. Read More »

Pompeo points to potential security assurances for Kim

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North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its northeastern Punggye-ri test site between May 23 and 25 in the presence of local and worldwide media. North Korea and South Korea will hold high-level talks on Wednesday to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, South Korea said. Read More »

BSF soldier killed as India, Pak exchange fire along IB in Jammu

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The constable Devendra Singh succumbed to the injuries which he received during the ceasefire violation. Singh was evacuated to a hospital but died on the way. On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the valley, including Jammu , on May 19, he said, "Such a kind of incident before the PM's visit is a serious matter but security agencies and J&K police are fully aware of it and requisite steps have been taken". Read More »

Tehran, Moscow set to save nuclear deal: Iranian FM

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President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped Iran could stay in the agreement. Under the 2015 deal, Iran would reduce its ability to enrich uranium and allow inspections by an independent agency in return for the lifting of strict sanctions which were choking the country's stagnating economy . Read More »

Mother's Day weather: Sunny and warm, with highs in the mid-80s

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Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming light and variable in the evening. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast winds around 5 miles per hour. Read More »

Bank faces RBI curbs on deposit, lending

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Between January and March 2018, Dena Bank's gross non-performing assets (NPA) soared to 22.04% of its total loans, and it reported a net loss of Rs1,225.42 crore ($182.1 million) in the same quarter. Prompt Corrective Action framework is a measure/tool to maintain the sound financial health of banks, which involves monitoring of certain performance indicators of the banks as an early warning exercise. Read More »

Mahathir says will bring case against Najib 'within short while'

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Mahathir, 92 was sworn in as the leader on Thursday, making him the world's oldest democratically elected leader. Mahathir announced that he would appoint a new anti-corruption commission chief and replace the attorney-general who had cleared former Prime Minister Najib Razak of wrongdoing in a multi-billion-dollar scandal linked to the 1MDB state fund. Read More »

Jared Kushner left humiliated over Jerusalem embassy speech, Twitter erupts Video

But, according to our ambassador, moving the embassy to Jerusalem sends a message to Israel "You are not alone", Colbert noted, adding, "It's true". Colbert then cued a clip of Kushner giving a speech, in which he said: "When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America, recognizing the truth". Read More »

FM Arun Jaitley stable after kidney transplant

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The Finance Minister suffering from kidney ailment has been undergoing dialysis since last one month. "Union minister Mr Jaitley underwent a renal transplant on Monday". In April, Jaitley had said that he was being treated for kidney-related problems and working from a "controlled environment" at home. In 2014 he had a gastric bypass operation to keep his diabetes in check. Read More »

Gap apologises for T-shirts with 'incorrect' China map

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The post on Weibo said the T-shirt, which was being sold in Canada, did not show Chinese-claimed territories, including south Tibet, Taiwan and islands in the South China Sea . T-shirt with map of China. On April 25, it sent dozens of worldwide airlines a written threat of severe punishments if they don't change their websites to declare that Taiwan is part of China - a move that provoked a strong pushback from the White House. Read More »

We now know why NBC chose to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Rise , the NBC drama inspired by Michael Sokolove's Drama High , about the legendary drama program at Levittown's Truman High School, will air its final episode at 9 p.m. Numerous show's ensemble cast celebrated the revival news . This news became one of the most resonant in recent months, hundreds of thousands of fans around the world began to protest against the closure. Read More »

Warm & Humid Today, Sct'd Storms Tonight

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Low: 72. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour. Clouds will build in tonight as a stationary front to our north starts to slide south. A deep-layer non-tropical area of low pressure located over the eastern Gulf of Mexico continues to produce widespread cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms across much of Florida and southeastern Georgia. Read More »

Cameron Smith retires from representative rugby league

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Smith's record as an Australian representative is just as formidable, captaining the Kangaroos to the 2013 and 2017 World Cups, and the 2016 Four Nations title. Queensland captain Cameron Smith is set to throw Origin preparations into chaos, with the 34-year-old to announce his immediate retirement from representative football this afternoon. Read More »

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

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Mohammad Sarwar Osmani, a lawmaker from Farah province, said strategic security checkpoints around the city were overrun by Taliban and the insurgents were near police headquarters and the governor's offices. Bakhtawer said casualties were high among security forces, but couldn't provide a precise number. "Fresh commando forces are now deployed to Police HQ, NDS and Prison in #Farah". Read More »

UFC's Tim Kennedy Waterboards Himself to Prove 'It's Not Torture'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is one of several lawmakers attempting to explain their hypocritical obstruction of Gina Haspel's nomination for Central Intelligence Agency director. While most Senate Democrats, including Intelligence Committee veterans like Dianne Feinstein, have announced their opposition to Haspel's nomination, their pretensions to oppose torture and demand a higher moral standard in the CIA leadership are belied by their own records. Read More »