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Rajya Sabha poll: UDF complains to Election Commission

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While BJP's eight candidates were scheduled to win in view of its numbers in Assembly, its ninth nominee, Anil Kumar Agarwal, pulled off a surprise win over BSP's Bhimrao Ambedkar with the help of second preference votes. Yet in spite of the major win, the BJP-led NDA is short of the majority because the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has six members in the House, is no longer an ally. Read More »

Lalu jailed for seven years in Dumka treasury case

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The RJD chief is now undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi , where he was admitted last week after he complained of chest pain and discomfort in jail. The fifth case, related to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from Doranda treasury in Ranchi , is still pending with the court. The verdict was to be declared on March 15, which was extended four times earlier too. Read More »

NT, Qld prepare to be hit by a second cyclone

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Nora, located about 560km northwest of Weipa on Friday afternoon, is forecast to hang around the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria for days but may dissipate to a category three cyclone before crossing the coast. "Once you are in your homes this evening, you should not leave your homes". "This is a severe cyclone", Ms Palaszczuk said. The cyclone passed by the north-east Arnhem Land town of Nhulunbuy about 4.00pm on Friday, but the region escaped relatively unscathed by the second ... Read More »

Sheriff's office: Teen shot in Maryland school shooting dies

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Willey was shot in the head on Tuesday by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County. "It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we provide this update", the statement said . Kimberly Dennis, the mother of Desmond Barnes, issued a statement earlier Thursday saying the family was grateful he was doing well. As of Thursday night, the YouCaring page had reached over $65,000 of its $75,000 goal. Read More »

Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow

Officials in Beijing believe by imposing prohibitive imports duties on USA agricultural products, they will undermine the profitability of US farmers, in turn, forcing them to vote against President Trump in the 2020 election. FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump witness U.S. and Chinese business leaders signing trade deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 9, 2017. Read More »

Expelled Russian diplomats leaving London embassy

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And Tusk said "more steps are expected at a national level" as of Monday. It was developed in a top-secret laboratory in Moscow and was once a closely held secret of the Russian government. But Kurz told reporters after an European Union summit in Brussels Friday: "We decided not to do this because we are of the opinion that is important to maintain channels of dialogue". Read More »

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

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Leading up to this report, we have seen a -1.30% return in the stock price over the last 30 days and a -3.26% return over the past 3 months. About 2.72M shares traded or 20.02% up from the average. Dynamic Solutions Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.4% or 22,903 shares in its portfolio. 97,943 were reported by Zeke Capital Advsrs Ltd Co. Williams Jones And Associates Llc reported 2.68% of its portfolio in Apple Inc . Read More »

Berks firefighters pay tribute to 2 fallen York comrades

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Firefighters returned to the site on Thursday to put out hot spots and investigate the cause of the fire. "We are totally overwhelmed". "These were the guys you wanted in the firetruck". Four firefighters were taken away in ambulances after a mayday call went out shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, according to York County 911 dispatches. Read More »

Turkish offensive in Afrin affects Coalition's anti-IS operations: Spokesperson

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However, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday that Tillerson had only mentioned the dismissals as an indication of the independence of the American judiciary. The original decision by the USA government to prosecute the 15 men increased political tensions between the Trump administration and Turkey . Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Umit Yalchin is expected to travel to the U.S.to meet his counterpart John Sullivan next week. Read More »

China vows to respond to tariffs with necessary measures

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The Global Times said in an editorial China had to "strike back" against the USA law, for example by pressuring the United States in other areas of bilateral cooperation, like over North Korea and Iran. For Xi, a key question is whether Trump is simply looking for applause lines at campaign rallies or if the moves represent a fundamental shift in the U.S. Read More »

Russian spy: European Union leaders give firmer backing to May's claims

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Mr Varadkar said that the joint European Union statement was changed to say that leaders "agreed" with the British assessment, rather than simply being "concerned" about it. Russian diplomats told the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva that Britain may have produced the toxin itself and that Moscow did not owe any explanations. Read More »

Delhi Police says Vigilance branch to look into journalist molestation complaint

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The journalists got into a heated argument with police outside Delhi Police Head Quarters and they kept their cameras on ground as mark of protest. On video, a group of policewomen is seen roughing her up. don't face any problems while doing their job". In the melee, a woman journalist and a woman photographer were assaulted. The Delhi Police, after facing the wrath of the media, finally apologised for manhandling photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis on March 24. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen jokes Luna can be cruel

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She has nearly ten million followers and is nearly as known for her wickedly amusing Tweets as she is her modeling, foodie blog and cookbook and high profile marriage to singer John Legend . Another fan also hopped into the Twitter discussion, clapping back at Teigen's critics and hoping to put an end to the argument once and for all, "Also the tradition of doing so is super sexist & started in England back in the day bc women didn't have rights and were essentially the ... Read More »

Protest over Sacramento shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

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Basketball fans tweeted out images of hundreds of people blocked from entering the building, where the Kings beat out the Hawks in front a almost empty crowd. The protests emerged after the department released video footage on Wednesday from police body cameras and a sheriff's helicopter. He plans to meet with Clark's family this weekend, and said the firm will do its own investigation including an independent autopsy. Read More »

Tens of thousands of public sector workers strike across France

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The March 22 date was chosen deliberately to echo the start of nationwide protests in 1968 that led to the country's biggest-ever strike and notorious street battles between police and students in Paris in May of that year. In July 2016, in another attack claimed by IS, a man drove a truck through revellers celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera resort of Nice, killing 84 people. Read More »

Sarkozy blasts 'lack of evidence' for graft charges

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Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for corruption charges against him over claims the late Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafifunded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published Thursday. "I will appeal these judicial restrictions", his lawyer Thierry Herzog told RTL radio, saying he believed the measures were designed humiliate the right-winger, who served as president from 2007 to 2012. Read More »

Predicting Broncos' offensive line depth chart after Jared Veldheer trade

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A sixth-rounder isn't much to give up in order to acquire a tackle with Veldheer's experience, and this move allows the Broncos to give Bolles another season before potentially addressing the offensive line again early in the draft. He played center for one game for the Raiders before settling as the team's starting left tackle. Doing so became especially vital when the team signed quarterback Case Keenum to a hefty $36 million deal. Read More »

Gareth Southgate admits England won't be 'most popular team' at World Cup

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Jordan Henderson will again wear the captain's armband against Holland tonight, but the England midfielder claims there will not be an iota of disappointment if he is overlooked for the role at the World Cup . 'I know who the [World Cup] keeper would be if we played tomorrow but it's a very tight call. Southgate had previously stated that any player who was not featuring regularly for his club side could not expect to play for his country. Read More »

Congress to move no confidence motion against Centre on Tuesday

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On World Tuberculosis Day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged all stakeholders to help eliminate the disease by 2025. Javadekar. Prime Minister Modi also unveiled an elaborate calendar of events starting from April 14 to May 5 to mark the various welfare programmes launched and run by his government, given the all encompassing title of Gram Swarajya Abhiyaan. Read More »

Pakistan says it greatly values its relations with Sri Lanka

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He reminded India that it could not suppress the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people and called upon an immediate peaceful resolution of the issue. The special performance by the Jordan military band was the highlight of the day in which troops from Turkey and UAE also participated. President Mamnoon Hussain will be the chief guest on the occasion. Read More »

China unveils $3bn tariffs in response to US

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A probe was launched previous year under Section 301 of the 1974 US Trade Act. Earlier Thursday, lawmakers and industry groups had expressed fears that China would retaliate even though they shared President Donald Trump's assessment that Beijing's policies - such as forcing USA companies to share their technology with Chinese companies - needed to be curbed. Read More »

Peru's new president vows to tackle corruption in wake of voting scandal

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Vizcarra , who had been serving as Peru's ambassador to Canada, arrived during the night to assume the presidency but there had been uncertainty up to the last minute on Friday whether the Congress would accept Kuczynski's resignation. He has denied any wrongdoing. Facing a new impeachment vote, he announced his resignation Wednesday, proclaiming his innocence but saying it was best for the country if he quit. Read More »

School's rocks defense taken 'out of context'

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Earlier this month, Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel spoke before a House Education Committee school safety hearing in Harrisburg about the district's overall safety plan. Helsel said some students even helped to put the stones in the buckets, which are stored in the classrooms. However, following Helsel's statement at the conference, rumor-mongering on social media has taken Helsel's "last ditch effort" from its context and made it a target of derision. Read More »

Ballymun Hotel Safely Evacuated After Massive Fire

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A massive fire broke out Wednesday evening at the Metro Hotel in Ballyum (Metro Hotel Dublin Airport). Early indications are that nobody is missing and that the hotel was safely evacuated. "The first crews when they arrived were faced with a well-developed fire on the 13th floor", he said. "The fire developed and moved to the 10 floor of the building itself". Read More »

March For Our Lives returns Saturday to honor victims of mass violence

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It's part of a nationwide movement where millions of students across the country plan to march against gun violence. Federal agents and D.C. police will be deployed to provide security for the crowd, which is expected to equal the size of the Women's March previous year and the Obama presidential inaugurations. Read More »

US and China clash at UN rights forum on Beijing text

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The activities of the United Front Work Department, as the body is known, have drawn greater scrutiny over the past year in democracies such as Australia and the United States , whose governments have expressed concern over Chinese efforts to influence their political processes, which China denies. Read More »

Ukrainian lawmaker arrested on alleged coup plot charges

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In the video, Savchenko said that she planned to attack the government quarter and Verkhovna Rada (parliament), and that the main targets would be the Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defence Aleksandr Turchinov, President Petro Poroshenko and Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. Read More »

Brexit: EU approves guidelines for negotiations on future relations

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The formal adoption of the guidelines, although widely expected, is seen as another key step as the Brexit process gathers momentum. European leaders on Friday agreed to extend Britain's de facto EU membership until the end of 2020, backing a transition deal to smooth the implementation of Brexit . Read More »

EU Countries to Expel Russian Diplomats & Officials

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Theresa May also met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels and a spokesperson of Downing 10 claimed that "the UK, Germany and France reaffirmed that there is no plausible explanation other than that the Russian state was responsible". Read More »

European Union recalls envoy in support for UK

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Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats they said were spies, and Russia responded in kind, also halting the activities of the British Council cultural and educational organisation. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said his country would also consider "whether we should take unilateral steps". Building on the solidarity shown with Britain during two days of summit talks in Brussels, Tusk confirmed Friday that the 28-nation group will recall its ambassador from Moscow for ... Read More »

Trade War Fears 2018: Here Are 7 Things to Know

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Cui added that the US accusation of China's trade practices, as well as that on intellectual property rights, for instance, is groundless. China has vowed to "defends its legitimate rights and interests". The Vice President of the US Soybean Export Council says the country's ag industry can not afford to get into a trade war. On Friday, China announced a list of USA goods including pork, apples, and steel pipe that it says may be hit with higher import duties in response to Trump's ... Read More »

Trump slams Obama, says he will 'BAN' bump stocks

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The Trump administration today announced a new regulation that would outlaw "bump stocks", the mechanical device used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his rifles fire like more lethal automatic weapons. Such devices "allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger". Rick Vasquez, a former ATF official who took part in the decision to approve bump stocks, told Politifact that to blame the administration implies that ... Read More »