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Pilot blamed by Russian Federation for MH17 disaster dies

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According to Dutch investigators, a Russian Buk missile had destroyed the Boeing 777 jet , leaving 298 people dead. Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, accused Moscow of using propaganda to "hide the crimes organised by the Russian Federation, including against civilians" in relation to flight MH17. Read More »

How does Pennsylvania's special election apply to Virginia?

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But Lamb could make inroads in the blue-collar Trump strongholds of traditionally Democratic Beaver County, where voters could be attracted by his pro-gun, pro-military and pro-union positions as well as his opposition to abortion rights. "It's a ridiculous attack line, like so numerous Republican attacks on him", Moulton said . The matchup in southwest Pennsylvania pits the strength of President Donald Trump's grasp on blue-collar America against the energy and frustrations of the ... Read More »

Newly signed Bruin Donato to debut vs. CBJ

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Donato will join the Boston Bruins and will be eligible to play in tomorrow night's game vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden. Bruins rookie winger Ryan Donato scored his first career goal in his National Hockey League debut on Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden, finding the back of the net during the second period. Read More »

Some Senate Republicans upset IDC voted against GOP budget plan

House of Representatives, Parry said . In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, nine in ten Democrats and Republicans say extramarital affairs are morally wrong, but Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they are willing to give presidential candidates a pass if they have done immoral acts in the past. Read More »

Package bound for Austin blows up at FedEx building near San Antonio

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The package detonated around 12:25 am at the facility in Schertz, TX. The explosion follows a series of package explosions in Austin area that have left two people dead and four injured. It was moving from an elevated conveyer belt to a lower section of the center when it exploded, injuring one employee. There are several law enforcement agencies at the scene, including agents from the ATF, FBI and Homeland Security. Read More »

Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

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Natarajan was admitted to Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai on Sunday after complaints of chest infection. He had been admitted to the Gleneagles Global Hospital in Chennai and he had been placed on ventilator. Jayalalithaa's programmes in Cuddalore. Though Jayalalithaa expelled Sasikala, her close aide, she later re-inducted her. She sought a 15-day parole earlier today. Read More »

China's Xi strikes nationalistic tone in parliament address

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Television footage from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing showed people weeping with delight as Xi swore an oath of loyalty to China's constitution soon after all 2,970 of the carefully selected delegates voted in favour of Xi. In addition to promoting Liu, the rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday elevated Wang Qishan, a Xi confidant and former trade negotiator, to the vice presidency, giving him another experienced ally to deal with Washington. Read More »

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel

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In his address, Abbas also rejected the White House peace proposal, which is still being developed. A source in the American administration involved in contacts between Israel and the PA has estimated in recent days that the postponement could be very long, since there are those close to Trump who claim that it is necessary to wait until PA Chairman Abbas is replaced. Read More »

Last male white rhino is put down

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Ol Pejeta veterinarian said at the time: "Seven days ago we thought that we would make that decision because then one morning he could not rise, he completely was unable to rise". "The only hope for the preservation of this subspecies now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques using eggs from the two remaining females, stored northern white rhino semen from males and surrogate southern white rhino females", the conservancy said. Read More »

Governor of Mississippi Signs Toughest Anti-Abortion Law in the Country

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Both states count pregnancy as beginning on the first day of a woman's previous menstrual period. Mississippi, the state with the highest infant mortality rate and worst overall ranking in the nation for children and infant care, according to a recent report , is expected to adopt the country's strictest abortion laws on Monday. Read More »

Passenger Airliner with 66 People Crashed in Iran

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The crash took place near the town of Semirom, emergency services spokesperson Mojtaba Khaledi told the ISNA news agency. Onboard were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants, the pilot, and the co-pilot. So far it is not clear how the plane crashed , but it is being speculated that the aircraft was very old and probably had some flaw. The New York Times reports that plane crashes have been a regular occurrence in Iran after years of worldwide sanctions ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin to lead Russian Federation for another six years

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But local election officials said they had confirmed an incident of ballot box stuffing in the Moscow suburb of Lyubertsy after studying video camera recordings, the state news agency TASS reported . Just weeks ago, he announced that Russian Federation has developed advanced nuclear weapons capable of evading missile defenses. More than 55.4 mln people voted for Putin , while over 8.54 mln supported Grudinin and around 4.1 mln voted in Zhirinovsky's favor. Read More »

Kushner Cos. accused of false filings about NYC apartments

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In a statement, Kushner Cos. said that it uses third parties to prepare such documents, and "if mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately". "I watched the whole building leave". "All of a sudden, there was drilling, drilling". The false claim came to light in contradictory paperwork filed with the Department of Buildings and Department of Finance. Read More »

Brexit breakthrough: Pound rises as two sides reach a compromise

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At a joint press conference the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said a decisive step had been taken. Among other issues, it would set out how the two sides intend to avoid a hard border in Ireland . It would have made more sense for Britain to extend the Article 50 period and remain for a while longer in the European Union beyond next March, Umunna added. Read More »

US Senator Says Trump Likely To Withdraw From Iran Deal

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But German leadership has been less vocal on the issue, which has played well in Iran. He said those issues must be expressed in global decisions and lead to more pressure on Iran. However, Reuters noted that the obtained document expresses concern at "transfers of Iranian missiles and missile technology" to Syria and allies of Tehran, such as Houthi rebels in Yemen and Lebanon's Iran-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah. Read More »

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned in disgrace, dies aged 80

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Cardinal O'Brien was later ordered to leave Scotland for spiritual renewal and penance. Cardinal O'Brien, who did not participate in the March 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis, subsequently admitted that "there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal". Read More »

Homes lost as fires in Australia continue

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Displaced residents boarded buses mid-morning on Tuesday to tour their fire-ravaged town, which remains closed to the public after Sunday's blaze tore through incinerating almost 100 properties. Emergency officials said conditions should ease later on Monday but "watch and act" warnings remained in place for five locations. Rob Rogers, a deputy commissioner for the fire service, said conditions were "like a ideal storm" and combined strong winds, high temperatures, low humidity and dry ... Read More »

Imran Khan marries his faith healer

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Earlier, she was married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official in Islamabad but parted ways in recent times. PTI chief Imran Khan signing documents of his nikah with Bushra Bibi. On some Platforms the third marriage was discussed critically while we have also found supporting messages and best wishes for Imran Khan. "It is unfortunate and regrettable that Umar Cheema of the Jhang Group chose to do a conjectural story on PTI Chairman Imran Khan's personal life, which ... Read More »

White House Denies Report Trump Made Senior Staff Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

According to The Washington Post , staffers in Trump's White House were required to sign agreements, which extend past his time in office, early in his term. The net for catching violations is wide, spanning "all nonpublic information I learn of or gain access to in the course of my official duties in the service of the United States Government on White House staff", including "communications...with members of the press" and "with employees of federal, state, and local governments", ... Read More »

Russian monitors report election irregularities

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Videos posted on social media claim to show ballots being crammed with multiple votes by a sinle person. Ella Pamfilova, head of the commission organizing the vote nationwide, has said any fraud will be stamped out. Putin thanked voters for their support at a victory rally and said Russian Federation had a great future ahead of it provided its people stayed united. Read More »

Kansas State ends UMBC's Cinderella run, advances to Sweet 16

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Ironically, the man who orchastrated that massive upset, UMBC coach Ryan Odom, spent one season as head coach at Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., a Division II school and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Stellar on defense, Kansas State held UMBC to just 30 percent shooting from the floor, a percentage almost impossible to win with. In a chaotic UMBC locker room after the game, players shouted: "All brackets gone!" "These guys have passion, these guys love ... Read More »

United States and South Korea announce start date for annual military exercises

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Ole Diehl warned the German parliament that North Korea has developed nuclear-capable missiles which can reach Central Europe and Germany, the local outlet Bild am Sonntag reported, citing participants. He said they were not in response to any specific North Korean actions or the current situation on the Korean peninsula. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to set the stage for that summit by meeting with Kim in April in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas. Read More »

Five Afghan students hurt in failed attack

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Hekmatyar, previously a declared terrorist by the United States, signed a peace deal with President Ashraf Ghani in 2017 and was removed from the list. The Afghan Embassy in the USA had claimed that the attack was planned by Pakistan. The News , a Pakistani daily, quoted an unidentified official as saying that Pakistan still has not taken the action to the Trump administration's satisfaction. Read More »

Putin easily wins re-election as Russian president

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However, some election observers have warned of widespread cases of ballot stuffing and other irregularities. Candidates are barred from campaigning on Saturday. But Ella Pamfilova , head of the Central Electoral Commission, said there were only half as many reported violations compared to 2012, and that none had been serious. Read More »

Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Lee

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Prosecutors last month demanded a 30-year prison term for Park, the country's first female president. Ousted President Park Geun-hye was arrested on March 31 previous year, 10 days after she was questioned by the prosecution over a massive influence-peddling scandal that led to her impeachment. Read More »

Facebook security head Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving the company

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This news broke shortly after Facebook came under intense scrutiny over the inappropriate acquisition of its user data by Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm involved in elections in both the U.S. A Facebook spokeswoman did not address whether Stamos is leaving, although she pointed to a tweet in which Stamos says he's still fully engaged at Facebook but that his role has changed. Read More »

Numerous violations spotted at re-election of Putin,

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In a statement released Monday, the far-right party also praised Putin for bringing Russian Federation back to prominence on the world stage. Sunday's vote was also the first in Crimea since Russian Federation seized the region from Ukraine after an unrecognised referendum on self-determination. Read More »

Buhari snubs Africa's free trade summit

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The FEC presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo last Wednesday had given a nod to the signing of the agreement while Buhari was on a visit to Yobe State. African countries should realise that what they make of the AfCFTA is up to them, said Louise Mushikiwabo, chairperson of the AU Executive Council and Rwandan foreign minister in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda. Read More »

Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as Chinese premier

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election and said that he looks forward to working with him to improve the bilateral relationship between the two nations. "[I pledge to] be loyal to the country and the people, be committed and honest in my duty, accept the people's supervision and work for a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and handsome", he said. Read More »

'Homer Simpson' pulled over by United Kingdom police

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Several people have commented on the post with hilarious GIFs from The Simpsons . According to the Thames Valley Police , a man being pulled over in Milton Keynes, England handed an officer a driver license with " The Simpsons' " patriarch. Read More »

CNN Panel Slams Hillary Clinton for 'Backwards' Comments: Don't 'Criticize the Voters'

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Seeking to clarify her latest remarks, Clinton wrote on Facebook that she wasn't referring to "the coasts versus the heartland", but that she was criticizing the way Trump had seized upon people's fears. In fact, it more often captures the divisions between more dynamic urban areas and less prosperous small towns within states. Like, if you have problems, you're not happy with your job, you don't think you've gotten enough advancement, you're working for a woman now, you don't like it - ... Read More »

Putin basks in re-election victory

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In Latin America, the presidents of the leftist regimes in Venezuela and Bolivia both effusively congratulated Putin on his "overwhelming" victory. His nearest challenger, Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin , got around 13 per cent, according to partial results, while nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky got around six per cent. Read More »

Questions continue to linger in aftermath of FIU bridge collapse

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Why?" said marine biology sophomore Andy Distrubell. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday directed Florida's Department of Transportation to withhold payments of over $13.6 million in federal funding for the collapsed bridge, pending the completion of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. Read More »