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Can Spain extradite Puigdemont more easily from Germany than Belgium?

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Puigdemont was arrested in Germany on Sunday under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain after he crossed the border by vehicle from Denmark on his way back to Belgium from Finland. Along Catalonia , more than 55,000 people participated in demonstrations and roadblocks on Sunday in protests called after the arrest of Puigdemont in Germany. Read More »

Indian SC to examine validity of polygamy

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Law Commission to respond to a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of polygamy and halala among the Muslim community. In this case the marriage (Nikah) of the woman with her new husband is called Nikah halala . The apex court, however, issued notice on the plea filed by Delhi-based woman Nafisa Khan. Read More »

At least 64 dead after devastating fire in Siberian mall

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On Monday morning, Kemerovo residents brought flowers, candles and stuffed animals to a plaza outside the mall, and local hospitals reported an influx of people wanting to donate blood for the victims. Russia's health minister, Veronika Skvortsova, flew to Kemerovo, a coal-producing region about 3,600 km (2,200 miles) east of Moscow , and visited the injured in hospital. Read More »

Pulse gunman's father was an FBI informant under criminal investigation, attorneys say

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Attorneys for Noor Salman called for a dismissal of charges or a mistrial, saying that new details from prosecutors reveal that Pulse gunman Omar Mateen's father was an FBI informant who is now under a criminal investigation. The dates of the money transfers were between March 16, 2016 and June 5, 2016, according to the email. The information about the elder Mateen was disclosed to defense attorneys by prosecutor Sara Sweeney in an email Sunday, after a hearing Friday with information about ... Read More »

Magnitude 6.6 quake rattles Papua New Guinea

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The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers , the USGS reported. The epicentre of the quake, which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, was off the northeast coast and did not pose a tsunami threat. At least 55 people died in a separate natural disaster in Papua New Guinea earlier this month, although authorities fear the toll could exceed 100. Read More »

Firefighter Killed as Blaze Engulfs NYC Film Set

Davidson, a 37-year-old from Floral Park who has been with the FDNY for 15 years, died from his injuries while battling the fire at a five-story building on St. In a statement, the producers of " Motherless Brooklyn ", which had been shooting in the area for several weeks, said the fire began at the end of the day's filming when people saw smoke coming from below onto the set. Read More »

West expels Russian diplomats, intelligence officials over spy poisoning

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The list included at least 16 European Union nations, with more likely to follow. Lithuania and the Czech Republic both announced they would be expelling three diplomats. Trump also ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. "To the Russian government we say: when you attack our friends, you will face serious consequences", a senior U.S. Read More »

High-ranking North Korean official said to be visiting China

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The unannounced move follows U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this month to grant an unprecedented meeting to Kim , after South Korean officials said Kim was willing to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons program. As relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have been icy, Kim may be extending his foray into diplomacy into China. The video did not show anyone getting off the train. Read More »

Wyatt century powers England women to 7-wicket win over India

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Wyatt brought up an excellent ton, her second in three IT20 matches, and celebrated in front of a crowd that featured her very proud father, Steve. However, star Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami somehow managed to break their partnership by sending Smith back to the pavilion. Read More »

Severe Storms on the Way for Shreveport Bossier

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Severe storms are expected this afternoon through tonight in central and southern Oklahoma. The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Cottle, King, Kent, and Scurry counties under the Slight Risk Category for severe storms and portions of Motley, Cottle, Dickens, King, Garza, Kent, Borden, and Scurry counties under the Marginal Risk Category. Read More »

$2.5b arms deal: police set to issue Zuma summons

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It is not clear which court the case will be heard in, but it is believed Zuma will be summoned to the High Court in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - which is where the case was originally lodged before charges were dropped. Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly being investigated by the Hawks, following claims that he received a bribe of R1 million to ensure that a cabinet minister did not leave his post. Read More »

Israeli police question Netanyahu for second time in telecom case

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Prior to the launch of the new route, the only direct flight connecting Israel and India was a 7-8.5-hour flight between Tel Aviv and Mumbai, operated by Israel's flag carrier El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. During the visit, the two leaders signed several collaboration agreements between the countries concerning cybersecurity, energy, the film industry, and air transportation. Read More »

UK says Israeli sentencing of Palestinian teen 'emblematic' of conflict

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Her trial began last month and she faced 12 charges, including aggravated assault. Asked why she recommended that her client accept the deal of by the IDF West Bank prosecution, attorney Gaby Lasky said that "When the court chose to carry out Ahed's trial behind closed doors, after a lot of discussions had taken place in the public already, we understood that there was no chance that Ahed would receive a fair trial". Read More »

Fake news bill proposes up to RM500,000 fine for offenders

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Prime Minister Najib Razak came under fire after the bill was proposed and critics have said it's a veiled attempt to silence dissent ahead of the general election. "The concern is primarily on who decides what is "fake news" before one is arrested and hauled to court". "It does not clearly define the malicious falsehood required for the offence, the severity of the "fake news" required before attracting criminal culpability, or the defences that are open to persons accused of publishing ... Read More »

China's new finance minister says some tax changes coming

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For more on the China Development Forum and China's stance on its trade confrontation with the U.S., CGTN's Wang Guan talked with Lu Xiankun. The move, coming 20 days after Trump tweeted "trade wars are good and easy to win", sets the stage for a protracted trade tussle between two of the world's biggest economies. Read More »

Officers 'slashed' in street sword attack

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THIS is the dramatic moment a man wielding a 3ft sword was taken out by cops after he slashed at a police officer leaving him with serious injuries. He said: "Police tried to stun him because he wasn't dropping the weapon". He said passersby were left traumatised by the attack. The officers deployed were confronted by an armed man and sadly a sergeant suffered injuries to his face and shoulder during the incident. Read More »

Thibaut Courtois hits back at Louis van Gaal criticism

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has reiterated his intention to remain with the club next season, but he said he wants to have made a decision on his long-term future at Stamford Bridge before the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Rep. Ryan Costello will drop bid for reelection

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Under the old lines, Costello won re-election by 14 points while Clinton did so by less than 1 percent. "I have an 8-month old". Costello's decision follows Democrat Conor Lamb's defeat of his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, in a close race in Pennsylvania's 18th district, which Trump carried in 2016 by 20 percentage points. Read More »

'Apocalypse now': Mysterious orange snow blankets eastern Europe

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A similar unusual sight was seen previous year, during the Hurricane Ophelia, the sky turned red as storm carried dust from the Sahara. (Instagram/sochi_) One observer has compared the view to a Martian landscape. It is not the first time eastern Europeans have experienced tint snow. The photos and videos haven't been edited by the latest Instagram filter or otherwise digitally manipulated. Read More »

President Trump Signs Omnibus

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Once again, federal funding for the arts has been spared. Hours later he accepted the bill but revealed on Twitter he was hesitant about it, avoiding what would have been a sixth government shut down since October. At around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Ryan encouraged the president to sign the bill , according to a person familiar with the communication, and discussed all the wins it delivered, especially for the military. Read More »

Parents facing abuse charges after daughter refuses arranged marriage

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She was beat with broomsticks, ' Salazar added. The Texas Muslim family reportedly subjected their 16-year-old daughter, Maarib Al Hishmawi, to torture for refusing to marry a man they've chosen for her. Investigators believe Hishmawi's mother Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33, threw hot cooking oil on her. "At least one point, she was choked nearly to the point of unconsciousness". Read More »

Messi Reveals Why He Missed The Italy Encounter

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It was the interim tactician's debut on the senior bench at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, decided by late Ever Banega and Manuel Lanzini counter-attacks. Gigi Di Biagio maintains Italy are on the right track with 4-3-3, but still at the very beginning of the journey after a 2-0 defeat to Argentina . Read More »

Delhi government presents 'green budget', aims at controlling pollution

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Presenting estimates for the 2018-19 fiscal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said this is the first "Green budget" of the government aimed at effective containment of pollution in the city. According to The Hindu , the Delhi Government has put forward several proposals for the education sector- training girls for self-defence, installing CCTV cameras in government schools, and constructing 30 new school campus, among others. Read More »

45th Chipko Movement Anniversary, Google Doodle gives tribute to the activists

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The Chipko movement can essentially be called a women's movement. The word Chipko means "to stick" or "to hug" and the name of the movement has been derived from these words. They ensured that the forest would remain inviolable unless the men resorted to bloodletting. Inspired by the success in Uttar Pradesh, the Chipko Movement spread to other parts of the country. Read More »

Venus saves three match points to beat Bertens in Miami

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Kenin was playing in her first Miami Open . Williams regrouped after a disastrous opening set, which she was four times a single point away from winning. She did a victory twirl at the net. My opponent played well. After a bright start in Miami , the 26-year-old will fancy her chances of another decent run in Florida. Read More »

Tiger Shroff desperately needs 'Baaghi 2' to work. Here's why

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Press conferences have also been rescheduled. In the past ( during The Kapil Sharma Show a year ago ), Kapil had made headlines for cancelling shoots at the eleventh hour. In the statement, it was said, "Due to some technical issue on the set, Today's shoot has been cancelled and it has been rescheduled". Sajid Nadiadwala's "Baaghi" had set a benchmark for action films with its high octane action sequences back in 2011. Read More »

China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products

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March 22, 2018. China's commerce ministry urged Washington to negotiate a settlement as soon as possible but set no deadline. The ministry said China bought about $1bn (£700m) worth of those goods a year ago. imports. Trump is planning to impose the tariffs over what his administration says is misappropriation of United States intellectual property. "China has already prepared, and has the strength, to defend its national interests", Mr Liu said, adding that China hopes both ... Read More »

Spring is returning but that means rain

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Partly cloudy to sunny and breezy. Areas of light icing can be expected overnight. Saturday will start around 20° with afternoon highs near 40°. Winds flip to the south and high temperatures will peak in the low 50s. Then more normal springlike weather arrives Wednesday and Thursday , when temperatures will reach into the upper 60s and low 70s. More sunshine and warmer temps are expected to return late next week. Read More »

Mexican authorities: Creston, Iowa, family died from inhaling toxic gas

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Investigators ruled out a possible robbery because they did not see evidence of a disturbance inside the condo. News reports quickly followed, also noting that foul play was likely not a factor. "It wasn't unlike them to say hey, let's stay another night", Peterson said. "One way or another, we will", Fry said. "We have love and support and family and friends and we will get through this". Read More »

Without Messi, Argentina beats Italy 2-0 in friendly

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Head coach Jorge Sampaoli cast doubt over the Manchester City forward's involvement in the upcoming Federation Internationale de Football Association worldwide break on Thursday when he confirmed a knee injury would rule him out of Friday's 2-0 victory over Italy . Read More »

Trump Orders Sweeping Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Imports

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The U.S. delegation cast the only "no" vote, while Britain, Japan, and Australia were among those abstaining. "The investigation, based on US domestic laws, went against the worldwide trade rules", Wang Yiming, deputy director of the Development Research Center of the State Council, told Xinhua. Read More »

Chinese Ambassador Warns Trump Over Tariffs: 'We Will Retaliate'

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The surge in bill sales already taking place this year has worn out investors and sent rates higher. High-dividend stocks like utilities, another safe-play investment, rose. China's direct investment in the United States stood at $29 billion in 2017, down 35 percent from 2016, due mainly to restrictions imposed by Beijing on foreign investment, especially in the housing and travel industries. Read More »

Rick Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

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What am I going to do to actually help respond to a shooter, ' " Santorum told host Brianna Keilar. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active-shooter scenarios. Read More »

Jewish groups attack Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism

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De La Rue's bid was reportedly £120m higher than Gemalto's, but Mr Starmer said: "No one wants to throw away £120m quid". The Labour leader said he would meet representatives from the Jewish community over the coming days. "I am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused", he said. "Rockerfeller [sic] destroyed Diego Viera's [sic] mural because it includes a picture of Lenin". Read More »

Pope Francis urges youths not to be silent — Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday is marked to the commemorate of the Triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The 81-year-old Francis led a long and solemn Palm Sunday service before tens of thousands in the square, many of them young people there for the Catholic Church's World Day of Youth. Read More »