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Karachi Kings dealt with huge blow as Shahid Afridi sustains knee injury

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The organisers are certainly trying their best to ensure that fans get to watch their favourite stars in action. Sammy's side is up against a Karachi side that was outclassed by Islamabad in the qualifier in Dubai on March 18. "What I have assessed from the statements of Pak team's head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmad that they will be selecting young performers of the PSL in the team helping them to further underline their talent and to boost their experience and by that way ... Read More »

Peru president tenders resignation on eve of impeachment vote, sources claim

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But Kuczynski added, "I think what's best for the country is for me to resign.I don't want to be an obstacle for the nation's search for a path to unity and harmony". A White House official, speaking on background, said Trump still plans to attend the summit. Kuczynski is set to speak at 2:30 p.m. The Peruvian congress first began the impeachment proceedings against him past year after documents showed Kuczynski's private consulting firm received $782,000 in payments from Brazilian ... Read More »

New CIA nominee one of us, former spies say

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Other officials were asked by the New York Times to comment, but all echoed supportive comments about Haspel similar to Morell and Clapper. No one seemed as much out of the loop about the White House's back-channel diplomatic efforts on the Korean peninsula as the top US diplomat, proof that he had come to hold his title in name only. Read More »

Aadhaar data safe behind huge walls, says Attorney General to SC

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Through Aadhaar, food, shelter and employment are being given to those living in the fringes and the government has taken care that the right to privacy is affected "in the most minimal way", Venugopal said. During the hearing today, Venugopal said that Aadhaar was a voluntary scheme from 2009 to 2016 and, therefore, "no questions arises of breaching the fundamental rights if people volunteered for enrollment". Read More »

Ex-leader Sarkozy charged over Libyan money claims

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Sarkozy denies the charges, which are the most serious out of the myriad investigations that have dogged him since he left office in 2012. He said the money was not meant to finance Sarkozy's presidential campaign in 2007, but to honor contracts between France and Libya. Read More »

Body Cam, Aerial Video Released from Stephon Clark Shooting

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Law enforcement said they thought Clark had a gun when he "extended in front of him" an "object" as he moved toward two officers. Police said Monday that the only item found near Clark's body was a cell phone. Police later said the man in the backyard broke the rear sliding glass door of the home, then discarded the "tool bar". Police alleged that Clark fled from them and walked toward the back of his house, according to The Sacramento Bee . Read More »

John Oliver wasn't prepared for gay bunny book popularity

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But all things Trump/Pence being subject to satire, the earnest children's story inspired a radical makeover in which Marlon Bundo falls for, yes, another male bunny. It's now the number one best-selling book on Amazon and the number one best-selling audiobook on Audible. On Tuesday, it also beat Mr. Comey's audiobook to be the No. Read More »

IRONY ALERT: Top Obama Official BLAMES MEDIA for IGNORING Russian Election Meddling

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The head of homeland security said Wednesday that United States elections remain a prime target for Russian meddling - but insisted that her team was making progress to prevent more hack attacks. And he said the initial response under the Trump administration wasn't much better. New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana and SC have no verifiable paper ballot backup across their states, though some are looking to purchase systems that provide such audits. Read More »

Paul Ryan Hopes for Spending Bill Vote Thursday

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Last year, Trump suspended that Obama-era program, which granted temporary legal status to almost 700,000 "DREAMers". There's also a continuing battle over Trump's long-promised U.S. If they can, that would give Congress time to pass the legislation before a midnight Friday deadline and avert yet another federal shutdown. A late attempt to help young "Dreamers", who were brought illegally into the United States by their parents, failed, however, as a White House proposal was "off the ... Read More »

United States and South Korea shorten joint military drills

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Kim also offered to meet personally with President Donald Trump to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons on unspecified terms, and Trump quickly agreed. and South Korean troops, in addition to ships and aircraft. There is also unease, according to some USA officials, that the Kim regime still hasn't made a public statement on its reported offer to discuss abandoning its nuclear arsenal and halt all weapons tests while such discussions play out - an offer South Korean officials conveyed ... Read More »

Maryland student shoots 2 at high school

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Authorities say a 17-year-old student fired shots inside a hallway at Great Mills High School at about 7:55 a.m. Deputies said the shooter , identified as Austin Rollins, shot a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom are also students. Read More »

Trump asks Saudi prince to share kingdom's wealth through arms deal

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Coming mid-way through the Crown Prince's two week tour of the United States, the vote could deliver an "embarrassing rebuke" to the 32-year old heir to the throne as he meets President Donald Trump and other U.S. "The relationship is probably the strongest it's ever been", Trump said in later remarks at the White House. Bin Salman capped his rapid rise to power last June by replacing his elder cousin Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who had close relationships with U.S. Read More »

PM Modi congratulates Angela Merkel on her re-election

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She set out promises such as achieving full employment by 2025 and strengthening the pension system. Angela Merkel gave the first speech of her latest term to parliament, addressing the controversial topic of migrants and their place in German society. Read More »

Demi Lovato celebrates 6 years sober at show with DJ Khaled

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Overwhelmed Khaled and Kehlani's sentiments, Lovato couldn't keep the waterworks at bay and afterward some words of warmth and reassurance with concert goers about her spiritual quest for healing. I remember thinking, "This is no longer cute, this is no longer fun". DJ Khaled opened the show. She shared: 'I had to learn the hard way that I can't do parties anymore. Read More »

Standalone HTC Vive Focus Headset Will Be Released Outside China Soon

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Applications are stored on a microSD card. Although the company does not have a precise release date at this point, it is confident that the headset will be ready to go by the time 2018 concludes. The Vive Focus is one of the first entries into the standalone VR head-mounted display market that is created to be untethered - that is, it does not need to be connected to a powerful PC in order to be used. Read More »

Republicans Warn of Trouble for Trump If He Fires Mueller

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So far, however, he has not alleged any knowing collusion between the Trump campaign's central figures and Russian operatives to subvert the 2016 election. He accused the special counsel's team of being comprised of "13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans". Sen. Read More »

Ahed Tamimi jailed for 8 months after slapping Israeli soldier

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Gaby Lasky, the teenager's lawyer, said the military's dropping of all charges "is proof that Tamimi's arrest in the middle of the night, and legal proceedings against her, were steps created to settle scores". Ahed Tamimi , who turned 17 behind bars, was arrested after video surfaced of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home. Read More »

Teacher who called military 'lowest of the low' fired from California school

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They're not like high-level thinkers , they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people; they're the freaking lowest of our low. "They're the freaking lowest of our low". I don't think it's at all a revelation to anybody that those who aren't stellar students usually find the military a better option. "It's not just the military, I don't want them working at a fast food restaurant either". Read More »

Lawmakers Set Off Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament To Stop Vote

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Rather than allow a discussion and a vote on the issue to proceed in parliament, the group threw tear gas canisters and parliament was evacuated. Lawmakers were set to pass a bill that could ratify a border agreement with Montenegro, though the Self Determination Party says that it would cause Kosovo to lose 20,000 acres. Read More »

South Korean president proposes three-way summit with US, North Korea

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After post-Olympics talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , South Korean officials said Kim indicated he would accept the maneuvers. "A peace settlement on the Korean peninsula can't be achieved exclusively through the agreement between the South and the North", Moon was quoted as having said. Read More »

Syria: Dozens killed in rocket attack

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The fact-finding team looked into those allegations, Uzumcu said, "and they couldn't find any credible information to pursue an investigation". Washington immediately rushed to blame Damascus for the attack and fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Airbase, claiming it was the very compound from which jets allegedly armed with the chemical took off. Read More »

Faceboook Row: BJP Used Cambridge Analytica's Services, Cries Congress

He said the number of Gandhi's followers on Twitter had risen recently and wondered if the Congress had used the services of the Cambridge Analytica for this "fake popularity". The opposition party claimed that Cambridge's India partner Ovleno Business Intelligence talked of having achieved "Target 272+" in 2014, providing constituency-wise database to BJP candidates and extending support to it in national and state elections. Read More »

White House defends Trump's 'congratulatory' call to Putin

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One thing you probably don't need to worry about is your favorite Trump administration personality finding that they owe the federal government tens of millions of dollars. White House aides have First Amendment Rights when it comes to their employer - which is the federal government. In March 2016, Trump went on record as favoring NDAs for a president's staff. Read More »

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

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The South Korean ensemble will put on two shows, one in the East Pyongyang Grand Theater, and one in the Ryukyung Chung Ju-yung Gymnasium, a facility built by both North and South Korea and named after Hyundai founder Chung Ju-yung. In the 2000s, various Korean pop singers, including Cho Yong-pil and idol groups, performed in the North's capital. Seoul committed to sending a delegation of 160 performers, which will include Red Velvet as well as singers Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, Choi Jin ... Read More »

Railway Jobs To Be Notified Soon

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The youths are demanding 100 per cent reservation for apprentices in railway jobs. The students, majority who had passed the Railway Act Apprentice exam, were demanding the scrapping of 20 percent upper limit for hiring. Reports say that the majority of complaints related to journeys on Indian Railways are against overcharging of food on board. "On directives of Supreme Court, Indian Railways has made a recruitment policy that is unbiased and transparent", Goyal said further. Read More »

Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief, say party sources

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Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik recently resigned from his post citing this reason, and Gujarat's Bharatsinh Solanki is expected to follow suit soon. Solanki, however, said, "There is no truth in speculation that I have resigned today". Every vice president has to take care of his work area. Refraining to comment on his resignation, Babbar said: "New arrangements are being worked out in the Congress, whatever new positions will be given by Party President, we will take them up and work ... Read More »

Trump blames Texas bombings on 'sick individual'

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Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said local, state and federal authorities are working together to solve the case. It turned out to be an unrelated explosion: Someone dropped off a device sometimes used in military training and it went off and injured a worker. Read More »

At least 25 killed In Kabul explosion

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The Taliban earlier denied involvement on Twitter. There were fears the figure could rise, however, with the health ministry giving a higher toll of 29 people killed and 52 wounded. TOLO news journalists at the scene say they saw many casualties lying on the ground soon after the explosion, which is believed to have been a vehicle bomb. Read More »

Jayalalithaa denied from going to Hospital, regained consciousness in Ambulance

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Sasikala said she rushed to her help and helped her get to the bed where she fainted. Sasiskala said that on the same day she had suggested to Jayalalithaa to visit the hospital, but she refused to go. Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospital on the night of 22 September, 2016, passed away on 5 December, 2016. Jayalalithaa spent three months at Chennai Appollo Hospital and her stay was kept completely guarded. Read More »

Former Packers S Morgan Burnett signs with Steelers

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During his time in green and gold, he compiled 683 tackles (485 solo), nine interceptions, 7.5 sacks, 44 passes defended, nine fumble recoveries and eight forced fumbles. Burnett, an eight-year veteran out of Georgia Tech, was drafted in the third round (71st overall) by the Green Bay Packers in 2010. The Steelers are revamping their secondary this offseason. Read More »

Oil Price Hits $67 over Middle East Tensions

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Note: The news says an anticipation of 2.556-M bbl in Crude Oil inventories, a discrepancy of over 5-M bbl. Tuesday also saw the American Petroleum Institute reporting a 2.74 million barrel draw of USA crude inventory last week, which would be the largest decline since early January if confirmed by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday - and if the EIA does indeed confirm the quantity, "we could get another $1 increase [in prices] tomorrow", according to James Williams, ... Read More »