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Man climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge sparking traffic chaos

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Police block off lanes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after a man climbed the structure at 4.30am on Wednesday. Two north-bound lanes had been reopened by 6.45am. There was also a bicycle left in the middle of the road. David Wright from the Traffic Management Centre told ABC news that motorist will have to be patient as it does not look like the issue will be resolved quickly. Read More »

United Kingdom lab says can not determine spy nerve agent was Russian-made

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Russia's embassy in the United Kingdom said it "understood from the very start" that Whitehall statements on the nerve agent having been produced in Russian Federation were "a bluff". Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Turkey, Putin said he hoped a line could be drawn under the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal at a meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday. Read More »

Legal defense fund for McCabe has raised more than $500000

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Jill McCabe , an emergency room pediatrician who ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate in Virginia in 2015, faced criticism from Trump about donations made to her campaign, while her husband was also the target of broadsides from the president and was ultimately fired just days shy of his planned retirement . Read More »

Villanova Wildcats are NCAA National Champions

Monday night's NCAA championship game, which saw Villanova crush MI 79-62, drew the lowest overnight rating in the history of the tournament. "I think on Tuesday or Wednesday, I might not go into the office one of those days", Beilein said. Read More »

J&K: Terrorists kidnap 1 civilian, injure 3 in Bandipora

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A police official said four militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba barged into the house of Farooq Ahmad Parrey at 10:10 p.m in Hajin. A J&K police spokesman said, "The militants used the knives that they were carrying and caused grievous injuries to wife, daughter and brother of Farooq; namely Rafeeqa, Neelofar and Hilal Ah Parrey". Read More »

8 terrorists gunned down in 3 encounters in Kashmir

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Lt Fayaz, 22, was killed previous year on May 22 while he was visiting his family in Kashmir on leave after being picked up by terrorists from a marriage function nearby his house in Shopian. "I appeal to youths not to get lured by weapons". "Anantnag SSP made a special effort, he spoke to family members of terrorist to convince him leave path of violence, but the terrorist did not listen", Vaid added. Read More »

Man attacks woman wearing hijab in hospital

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Police say at some point the suspect said she was going to shoot the wife and began firing a gun. In a civil complaint filed in a Dearborn, Michigan, circuit court, a 19-year-old student - who is identified as "a practicing Muslim" and wears a headscarf, or hijab - was dropped off by her mother at the Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn around 3:30 a.m. Read More »

US hasn't finished job in Syria against Islamic State

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In another indication of Trump's skepticism over USA involvement in Syria, the president late last month ordered the State Department to freeze $200 million in funds to help recovery efforts in the war-torn country. But, in a shift from a comment he made last week proclaiming an imminent pull out, Trump said "we will not rest until ISIS is gone", and until allies are consulted. Read More »

De La Rue handed lifeline on British ePassport contract

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Eloise Todd, from the pro-remain campaign group Best for Britain, previously said: "The new pro-Brexit blue passports were supposed to be a statement of intent and now we find out they are to be made by the French or the Dutch". Ministers said the tender process was a "rigorous, fair and open competition" and the new passport would be "a high-quality and secure product at the best value for money for our customers and the taxpayer". Read More »

Russian Postal Delivery Drone Makes Debut-- And Promptly Crashes

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The buzzing drone flies for a few seconds then veers sharply and crashes into nearby brick apartment building while a small crowd looks on. However, it failed to leave Ulan-Ude. The same company organized the test, Russian Post said. One of the most popularly proposed ideas is that of having drones as automated delivery devices, swiftly and accurately dropping off our packages without needing to navigate traffic. Read More »

Price Target Estimates: Banco Santander, SA

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'I want to get out' of Syria

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Also on Tuesday, Brett McGurk, the special USA envoy for the global coalition against Islamic State, told a forum in Washington: "We are in Syria to fight ISIS". "Right now they haven't come up with a coherent policy", said James Jeffrey, who served as US ambassador to Iraq and Turkey and as an assistant to President George W. Read More »

Four Pakistani Christians shot dead

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The family was traveling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle intercepted them and opened fire in Quetta city, the capital of Baluchistan province. Pakistan's archaic blasphemy laws are especially risky for Christians. The radicals bombed Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, killing 10 people and injuring over 50 others. Read More »

Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges, provoking independence concerns

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It's part of a broader push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speed up deportations and reduce a massive backlog of immigration cases. The Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) said the new standards would take effect on October 1, the start of the 2019 fiscal year, and judges must complete 700 cases a year, the Wall Street Journal initially reported. Read More »

Tokyo Trading Broker Monex Interested in Acquiring Coincheck

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Coincheck has since been seeking support from an external party. The potential acquisition may be one of the factors behind bitcoin's ongoing recovery. The acquisition is expected to offer Monex an opportunity to enter the cryptocurrency exchange business. Once with the majority stake, Monex will appoint the new president and other executives for Coincheck. Read More »

Active shooter at YouTube HQ

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San Bruno Police has tweeted out that they are responding to an active shooter call and have asked people to stay away from Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive, which is in the vicinity of YouTube. "First thought was quake", YouTube product manager Todd Sherman said on Twitter. Youtube product manager Todd Sherman, meanwhile, tweeted that the first he and his colleagues knew of the active shooter was hearing "people running because it was rumbling the floor". Read More »

Mom uses Taser to get son out of bed on Easter Sunday

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I said, "Get up, It's Jesus" Day. Her son had a different story. "I made the noise with the Taser, but I did not tase my son", Dobbins added. Court documents state that the teen didn't complain of any pain but had "two small bumps" on his leg where he claims the Taser was used. Read More »

Designer of Verruckt water slide arrested

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Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force Monday night as he arrived at the airport on flight from China . Henry & Sons Construction Co., which is described as the private construction company of Schlitterbahn, was also charged with reckless second-degree murder . Read More »

Prince Philip Hospitalized, Will Undergo Hip Surgery

He missed the time-honored Maundy service on Thursday at St. George's Chapel, as well as Easter services with the Queen on Sunday, due to "trouble with his hip". The British monarch and her husband celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November. The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital for surgery on his hip. Read More »

Vermont lawmakers send gun control package to governor

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Hersman. And where does suicide enter the gun control discussion? On March 13, a new bill, Bill C-71 was tabled by Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale in hopes to improve gun control within Canada. Since 1987, local governments in Florida have been banned from creating and enforcing their own gun ordinances. Along with the dismissal of the RCMP gun classifications, under the Harper-era, Authorization to Transport (ATT) clearance was automatically given upon receiving a firearm license. Read More »

Governor quits over deadly Russian fire

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Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day signed a decree on early termination of powers of Aman Tuleyev, the Kemerovo Region's longtime governor, who had declared about his voluntary resignation. Tuleyev, who himself lost a young relative in the blaze, came under heavy criticism for failing to visit the scene of the tragedy in the first few days or meet with angry relatives. Read More »

MISSING: Flower shop owner disappears en route to visit family

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Greg Baarts , Acting Assistant Chief for CHP, Northern Division, confirmed that the speedometer of the Hart family's SUV, which was found crushed at the bottom of a California roadside cliff on Monday, March 26, was pinned at 90 miles per hour, but CHP cautioned that finding is not conclusive. Read More »

Donald Trump wants military to secure Mexico border until wall is built

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The Defense Department is already offering some support to the border, including U.S. Navy ships patrolling waters to seize drugs as well as missions involving over 100 personnel from U.S. He has vowed, since the start of his presidential campaign, to build a wall along the border, saying Mexico would pay for it. "It's sad for the people in the caravan and it's sad for the people in the United States". Read More »

China announces 25% duty on USA pork

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Expectations of Chinese action had already driven pork prices down. " We were encouraged to see the favorable outcome on the renegotiation with South Korea that maintains zero tariffs for Korea, which is our fifth largest market ", he added. Read More »

India hails U.S. designating Hafiz Saeed's LeT front MML as terrorist outfit

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Ghafoor told Gulf News that Pakistan has taken action against terrorists of all shades and kinds, including the Haqqani Network, which was also the main concern for the United States . In a statement , Ambassador Nathan Sales, the coordinator for counterterrorism at the department, explained that the Monday's revisions "show that the USA government is not fooled by Lashkar-e-Taiba's efforts to circumvent sanctions and deceive the public about its true character". Read More »

Houthis target Saudi ship off Yemen coast

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Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in the district of Al Hali, where displaced civilians from other provinces were settled. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said the attack occurred at 1:30 p.m.in global waters west of the port of Hodeida in Yemen, which is under Houthi control. Read More »

Prosecutors in Germany Call For Extradition of Former Catalonian Separatist Leader

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German media say the request has been complicated by the fact that rebellion , which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in jail in Spain, is not a crime under German law. Prosecutors also argued that it was reasonable for Puigdemont to be brought up on charges of misuse of public funds since the Catalonia independence referendum cost more than a million and a half euros. Read More »

Meek Mill Denied Bail For His Release

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The rapper's legal team has filed documents with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to have Brinkley removed over "bias and...unusual personal interest". "This bald allegation has no basis in reality". In the wake of an unearthed police corruption scandal , the community waited with bated breath to see if Meek Mill would be sprung from his incarceration; after all, his arresting officer Reginald Graham was among those revealed to be corrupt. Read More »

Fishermen, Navy help boat refugees back to sea

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Images showed the passengers, who said they were Rohingya, being interviewed on shore and then getting back into the boat before departing. Krabi Governor Kitibodee Pravitra confirmed that people travelling on the boat were Rohingya, but said he did not know where they had come from. Read More »

Highland boys tennis team swings into season

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Brooke Sutherland won the fourth-seed match in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. "They showed a lot of determination to come back from playing flat and scoring to secure the win ". Junior second baseman Andy Weber went 3-for-6 with two doubles and drove in three runs. Harris said he was glad that Dondlinger, who essentially started the festivities, didn't listen to him when he walked up to bat. Read More »