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Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China

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A sample collected last week from a guinea fowl at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market in Scottsboro tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza, officials said. One flock of chickens at a commercial breeder operation located in Lauderdale County, Ala. was found suspect for avian influenza. "Targeted surveillance to detect the disease and clean infected farms and live bird markets, intervening at critical points along the poultry value chain - from farm to table - is required". Read More »

House to Vote Thursday on Amended Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Hours before the revisions were announced , Trump said at a rally in Louisville, Ky., that he wasn't wedded to the standing version of the bill. "Obamacare is destroying our health care system", said Barletta, who is a strong conservative but not a member of the House Freedom Caucus, which is leading the fight against the speaker's RyanCare bill. Read More »

London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

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The policeman stabbed to death in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster has been named as husband and father Keith Palmer. It's not at all a stretch to expect that Trump, who called for a Muslim immigration ban after the Orlando Pulse shooting , will use the London Parliament attacks to further his agenda in the name of "safety". Read More »

President, PM urge nation to work for unity on Pakistan Day

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The ceremony commenced with the singing of national anthem after which the president observed the parade from a jeep. The parade was for the first time attended by Chinese and Saudi troops, apart from military band "Meher" from Turkey. The president further stated that Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India and wants a resolution of the ongoing Kashmir dispute. "We are ready for a dialogue with India to find out a solution to the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations ... Read More »

PDP reluctant to fight by-polls in alliance with BJP

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Two mainstream opposition parties Congress and National Conference may have arrived at an understanding to contest the by-polls on two Parliamentary seats of Srinagar and Anantnag but the ruling alliance has made a decision to field separate candidates instead of putting up a united fight. Read More »

North Korea's latest missile test fails, say US, South Korea

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The medium-range Musudan missile is estimated to have a range of 2,400 to 2,500 kilometers . Also Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber and South Korean fighter jets conducted joint training exercises that displayed "strong deterrence against North Korean nuclear and missile threats", South Korea's Defense Ministry said . Read More »

Chinese officials warned United States bomber aircraft in East China Sea

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China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a us bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea. However, U.S. officials who spoke to Fox News said that the bomber was flying in worldwide airspace 70 miles southwest of the South Korean island of Jeju. Read More »

AP findings on Trump associate's work for Russian oligarch

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In August, officials in Ukraine said Manafort's name was included on a list of "black accounts" made by the former Ukraine President Victor Yanukovych, a supporter of Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, spelled out at the hearing several links between Trump aides and Russian Federation both before and after the election, asking whether they all were a mere coincidence. Read More »

Philadelphia DA is charged with bribery, extortion and fraud

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One local business owner, Mohammed N. Ali, who was identified by the Inquirer as the donor of this gift, asked for everything from special security clearance at PHL airport to shortening a friend's prison sentence. Williams plans to fight the charges and is maintaining that he did nothing illegal. Mr. Williams was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly taking over $160,000 in gifts that he failed to report. Read More »

Brie Larson all set to play First Female Presidential Candidate

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President and your new favorite historical person. She ran for President 1872 (though some argue about the legality of her run, as she was younger than the required age of 35), becoming the first woman to run for that office. Anne Woodward is exec producer and Whalerock's John-Eric Capps is co-producer. Her con-artist father taught her and her sisters to channel spirits in front of crowds to bilk the superstitious. Read More »

Suspected Somali Pirates Hijack Ship

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Somali pirates tend to be well armed with automatic weapons and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and sometimes use skiffs launched from mother vessels, which may be hijacked fishing vessels or dhows, to conduct attacks far from the Somali coast. Read More »

15 killed in Baghdad vehicle bomb attack

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At least three people were killed and another five injured on Monday in two separate attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to a local police source. However, Mosul's western part, with its narrow streets and a population between 750,000 and 800,000, appears to be a bigger challenge to Iraqi forces. Read More »

Trump Campaign Chairman Tried to Hide $750000 Payment: Lawmaker

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Leshchenko said the allegedly phony deal, which he says channeled money through offshore accounts, was meant to hide what was in reality an illegal payment for Manafort's work as a political consultant for Yanukovych . The document is signed with a signature that resembled copies of Manafort's available in open sources. "On the same day, Manafort's name is listed next to a $750,000 entry in the 'black ledger, ' which was viewed as a party slush fund". Read More »

London terror attack 'cruel and calculated': K Shanmugam

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Five South Koreans in their 50s and 60s were among the 40 injured when they were caught up in a stampede of people trying to escape the attack, the country's Foreign Ministry said. The incident dominated Britain's front pages, with The Times describing it as an "Assault on Westminster" while London's Evening Standard carried the headline "Terror carnage at Westminster". Read More »

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

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Amritsar: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who earlier stirred a controversy with his assertion that he will continue to appear on the popular show " Comedy Nights with Kapil ", said that people should have no problem with how many hours he contributes in office. Read More »

Border agents find 4 people stuffed inside vehicle trunk trying to e

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Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a 2014 Chrysler 200 that was attempting to cross at San Ysidro on Tuesday when a CBP dog alerted to the vehicle. All four stowaways were removed from the vehicle and led to a secure location for further processing, at which point it was determined that they were Chinese nationals who were in the U.S. Read More »

Girl allegedly trafficked to 1000 men in motel: Lawsuit

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Patel, 72, told the Philadelphia Inquirer he had not seen the lawsuit and was not aware of any minors allegedly being victimized in the motel. He told the Inquirer he had "no knowledge" of the teenage girl in the lawsuit: " We just rent the room and that's all we can do ", he said . Read More »

U.S. prez Trump pledges support to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

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According to a CNN report, as al-Abadi left Iraq for the USA on Sunday, he said Iraqi forces were close to eliminating ISIS in the country and he would consult the Trump administration about the final steps. And we will figure something out. Radio Sputnik's Loud and Clear spoke with Raed Jarrar from the American Friends Service Committee about whether the United States presence in Iraq will change or remain the same under Trump. Read More »

Former Texas congressman charged with diverting funds

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Federal prosecutors charged a former Republican congressman from Texas with election law fraud for making illegal campaign contributions to himself with money meant to be donated to charity. The ex-congressman from Texas, described as a Tea Party favorite, was elected to two terms in the House from 1995-97 and then again from 2013-15. He ran in 2014 for U.S. Read More »

Baghdad Bombing Kills at Least 23

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The lawmakers ask Trump to "take the lead in building greater public support for our strategic objectives in Iraq", as well as "continue supporting Iraq's security forces so that they can partner with USA forces on counterterrorism". Many in Canada are watching to see whether the Kurds plan to demand independence from the rest of Iraq, as their leaders have promised. I haven't seen it. Read More »

Over breakfast, PM Modi, Shah discuss UP politics with BJP MPs

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PM Modi, while attending the BJP's Parliamentary meet on Tuesday, raised the issue of his MPs' absenteeism and asked them to be present inside Lok Sabha and Rajha Sabha while the proceedings are on. Likewise, MPs too seemed to have so much of work that they do not have time to attend Parliament, which should not be the case, he said. Anant Kumar said Modi also laid out a "road map" for the party as it gears up to celebrate its foundation day on April 6 and Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar's ... Read More »

House Intelligence Chair Nunes: Surveillance of Trump Transition Team 'Incidentally Collected'

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USA intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials. "Third I have confirmed additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked". Rep. Schiff's answer means that there is a lot more evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation than circumstantial puzzle pieces that hint at collusion but don't directly prove it. Read More »

5.5 magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's tourist island of Bali

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Many reported being woken by the quake as beds shook and windows rattled. The quake, which hit south of Denpasar at 10am AEST, hit at a depth of 124 kilometres. Holy moly very scary, ' Dena Amy said. In December 2004 a massive natural disaster off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Read More »

Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to leave TV shows after becoming minister

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Reacting to Amrinder Singhs comment, Sidhu said: I have quit IPL and almost 70 to 80 percent television assignments. Sidhu, a front runner for the post of deputy chief minister, was given a rather lightweight department to look after. Actor and BJP leader Sinha says, "Sidhu is planning to balance both jobs and I don't see a problem". Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said there is no provision in the Constituion to disqualify an MLA or Minister if he engages in a private business but added ... Read More »

United Nations says airstrike kills 42 refugees off Yemen

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In March 2015, Saudi Arabia led a mostly Arab military coalition to fight the dominant Houthi rebels, who seized most of northern Yemen including the capital Sanaa . In an unfortunate turn of events, the Somali refugees were trying to flee their first country of refuge: they had settled in Yemen to escape violence in Somalia, and on Thursday they had set out for Sudan to escape the rising violence in Yemen. Read More »

Authorities Name Man Who Allegedly Jumped White House Fence

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Security at the White House became a major issue in 2014, when there were several cases in which intruders scaled the fence and entered the grounds. Security levels returned to normal by Saturday morning, according to CNN. A Washington, DC, metro police officer was quoted saying the suspect admitted to jumping the fence, called himself a friend of president and claimed to have an appointment to meet with him. Read More »

Scottish parties meet to reschedule independence ballot debate

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The exchange came as MSPs were expected to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second independence referendum following a two-day debate in the Scottish Parliament. The opposition Conservative and Labour parties oppose a new independence poll, but the Greens say they will support Sturgeon's Scottish National Party, which should be enough for the measure to pass. Read More »

Eurovision Goes Political Following Russian Banning

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Samoylova has visited Crimea since the peninsula was seized by Russian Federation, which is illegal according to Ukrainian law unless it is done with Kiev's permission. The singer and composer's road to Eurovision has already been rocky. The European Broadcasting Union, which founded Eurovision, said in a statement they were "disappointed" by the news. Read More »

Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 23 People

The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped vehicle parking at a crowded marketplace detonated at the predominantly Shiite neighbourhood of Amil in southern Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity. The attack comes as government forces try to recapture Mosul from IS. The mosque is an important target for Iraqi forces: It was there that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a speech in 2014 declaring the establishment of an "Islamic Caliphate" in Iraq ... Read More »

Video shows suspected London attacker barreling across Westminster Bridge

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Pictures showed scenes of carnage in the aftermath of the attack, which happened as parliament was in session. Moments earlier he ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster bridge in a 4x4 vehicle. Robyn Lyon, 34, from Rugby, said he was walking along Westminster Bridge when he saw the vehicle. "I saw a vehicle, the crunch of auto, hitting the curb". Read More »