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China's First Domestically Produced Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trials

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The country's first carrier, the Liaoning, was bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998, refitted in China, and commissioned in 2012. According to state owned media Xinhuanet , construction began in April of previous year, to make it ready for for its trial mission at sea, equipment debugging, outfitting and mooring tests were completed. Read More »

Russian Football Union Targets Fans Guilty of Racism at France Friendly

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Russia's football union has said it will impose fines on fans who made racist chants at a France friendly ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation. Zenit St Petersburg have been charged twice by UEFA this season with the second case due to be judged just two weeks before the World Cup begins. Monitors from anti-discrimination group Fare said the chants mocked an injured black player for the German club. Read More »

Dern misses weight by seven pounds, fight with Cooper still on

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It will be Dern's second fight in UFC . She made weight prior to her split decision victory over Ashley Yoder in her UFC debut in March. As a result, Cooper, who made weight, will receive 30% of Dern's purse. She won her most recent contest against Angela Magana at UFC 218 in December. Part of the PPV action saw an intriguing match-up between strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper . Read More »

End the occupation': Israeli orgs respond to gov't deporting

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Israel has ordered Shakir to leave the country within 14 days, Human Rights Watch announced on Tuesday. In a response to Israel's interior ministry, Human Rights Watch stated that "neither HRW - nor Shakir as its representative - advocate boycott, divestment or sanctions". Read More »

Favorite Eurovision - 2018 told to aspire to

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That said, she's no stranger to the Eurovision , having featured in the contest twice already. This year however, the United Kingdom is represented by Eurovision: You Decide victor SuRie , and she's determined to win. I'd be the happiest person in the world! A further 18 countries will compete in the second semi-final on Thursday ahead of the grand final at Lisbon's Altice Arena on Saturday 12th May. Read More »

Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

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Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner on Arsene Wenger: "I can't imagine that this can happen again, so this only shows he has done something extraordinary". I am fascinated by India, I don't know why, but I have never been in India", he said. Wagner had expected his side's survival fight to go down to the final game, but they can not be caught by either Southampton or Swansea , with the latter appearing destined for the drop. Read More »

One Killed in Paris Knife Attack, Four Injured

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A terrorist shouted "Allah Akbar" as he "slashed at the throats of innocent bystanders" in Paris last night - killing one and injuring four others. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, saying one of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack, according to the SITE monitoring group, but provided no corroborating proof to back their assertion. Read More »

Karnataka elections: Poll turnout is 72.13%

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The JD (S) has refused to openly back either the Congress or the BJP for the polls, and is likely to play kingmaker in the event of a hung Assembly. The Congress leader rubbished the various exit poll projections giving the BJP an edge over the Congress and hinted at a possible alliance if the party fell short of the majority. Read More »

At least 10 killed in 3 church bombings in Indonesia

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The bombings were the worst since a series of attacks on churches on Christmas Eve in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded almost 100. Another two died in a third attack at the city’s Pantekosta Church, Mangera said. The incident is estimated to be the deadliest attack in recent years to hit the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. Authorities are also investigating whether there was another explosion at a fourth church. Read More »

Dr. Janine Krippner gives us the inside details of Kilauea…literally!

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The USGS reported a shallow but small quake with a magnitude of 3.5 hit the island on Saturday. The resulting explosion can blast rock and ash for miles. A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma has opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the volcano's eruption spread. Read More »

Russia, Germany speak about preserving Iranian nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister will travel to Moscow on May 14 and meet his Russian counterpart, the RIA news agency reported on Friday citing Zamir Kabulov, a Russian foreign ministry official. Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said Friday the deal between Iran, Russia and other members of the Moscow-dominated Eurasian Economic Union is set to be signed next week. Read More »

Quake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border; tremors felt in North India

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This content is restricted to site members. This is after a moderate 5.5-earthquake also hit neighbouring Pakistan's North-West Frontier province on Wednesday morning, a tremor also felt in Kabul . No lack of life or property was reported so far. The panic-stricken children rushed out of the three-story building. The quake of magnitude 6.2 shook buildings in Afghanistan's Kabul and was felt in Pakistani cities, Reuters reported. Read More »

4 key Factors which can help BJP in Karnataka Elections

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Some parties within that formation, such as Trinamool Congress, may share BJP's assessment that Rahul is too junior and lacks credentials. The run up to upcoming Karnataka assembly elections took a dramatic turn last night after the Election Commission confirmed that it has seized nearly ten thousand old voter IDs from a residential flat in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency. Read More »

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Convicted After 2nd Graft Trial

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Silver was originally sentenced to 12 years in 2015 before his original conviction was overturned. Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Friday was convicted for the second time for accepting millions of dollars in illicit referral fees from developers and an asbestos disease doctor and for taking official action on their behalf. Read More »

Weekend weather may make way for Mother's Day activities

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It was cool throughout, with highs in the low to mid 50s to the north, but only in the 40s south. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Our average high temperatures in mid May are in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Occasional rain and drizzle will continue throughout the day on Sunday as that front advances south, but at a snail's pace keeping us damp and rather cloudy. Read More »

Collegium agrees to back Justice Joseph as SC pick

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Justice Joseph is now deputed as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court . The Supreme Court collegium on Friday unanimously agreed to reiterate its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the top court. Read More »

Who is Kimberly Guilfoyle? Donald Trump Jr

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A source shared, "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time". Don Jr. and Vanessa aren't officially divorced yet; the two still have to finalize financial matters and sign official documents. "I feel I get pleasure from a really simple and genuine, very real relationship, one which's constructed on belief and integrity, and I feel that's crucial for achievement in that place", she mentioned. Read More »

Hours ahead of Karnataka polls, Congress drops 'bribery' bomb on BJP

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Rejecting reports of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) leader, B. Sriramulu's alleged sting video, president Amit Shah on Thursday said that many fake sting videos surfaced on the internet and urged to not believe them blindly. There is nothing wrong with having an ambition to become Prime Minister. Opposition has restricted itself to making personal remarks. "[BJP chief ministerial candidate] Shri [BS] Yeddyurappa has spent time in jail". Read More »

18 die, 27 hurt after 2nd West Uttar Pradesh storm

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The storms also brought down electricity poles, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock in five states, including Uttar Pradesh. Agra - home to Taj Mahal - was the worst affected in the deadly dust storm that left almost 150 people dead across six Indian states in early May. Read More »

Kangana Ranaut goes bold, makes heads turn at Cannes 2018

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The backless gown looks wonderful on her as she glides her way to the festival. The Queen actress never fails to amaze the fans when it comes to her fashion sense. Unlike other attendees, the actress opted for a beige pantsuit designed by Nikhil Thampi. "Today, Kangana Ranaut walked the red carpet for the screening of "Plaire, aimer, courir" by Christophe Honoré". Read More »

Trump seeks to make pharmaceutical companies competitive, lower drug prices

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He also promised to make it more expensive for "free-riding" foreign countries to produce drugs, arguing that they take advantage of USA manufacturers' research and development. It also looks to accelerate approval of over-the-counter medicines. Azar and other Trump officials have hinted for weeks that the plan would, in part, "dismantle" the convoluted system of discounts and rebates between drugmakers and the health care middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers. Read More »

Hero's Munjal, Dabur's Burman Win Battle For Hospital Chain Fortis

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Hero Enterprise Investment Office and Burman Family Office will together invest 18 billion rupees ($267 million), valuing Fortis at 90 billion rupees, subject to shareholder approval. While Munjal is the president of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, the Burman family has healthcare enterprises such as Dabur Pharma and Healthcare at Home, reported Moneycontrol . Read More »

China's Xi tells Trump that trade communication should be maintained

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who was in Beijing as part of Mnuchin's delegation to Beijing last week, will need to decide whether to delay implementing the tariffs on Chinese goods, revise the list of targeted products or proceed as announced after a period of public comment ends on May 22. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency nominee has ties to Kentucky

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Arizona Sen. John McCain released a statement earlier this week calling Haspel's role in the interrogation program "disturbing" and urging the Senate to reject her nomination. A central question it should ask is whether the CIA really serves the interests of the American people or rather the interests of its rulers, which the agency has done from its founding by Wall Street elites, such as its first director, Allen Dulles. Read More »

World's oldest World War II veteran celebrates 112th birthday May 11!

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Overton is celebrating by inviting everyone to come visit him. "I'm enjoying myself", he said. Looking forward to his 112th year, he said he has one goal: "I'm looking to live is about the main thing". In 2016, his family created an online fundraising page to hire round-the-clock home health care to keep him living independently. "He's a crackerjack. Read More »

Virunga National Park tourists reportedly kidnapped in Congo

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Two British tourists are among three people to have been kidnapped in a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have been increasingly intense clashes between local militia known as Mai-Mai, armed groups and security forces including police, army soldiers and the park's 700 guards. Read More »

Cordray Wins Democratic Primary for Ohio Governor

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Cordray defeated longtime OH politician and former Congressman Dennis Kucinich on Tuesday. The field includes Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Kucinich has challenged Cordray for supporting gun rights and campaigned to his left on such issues as civil rights and environmental protection. Kucinich was backed by Our Revolution , the self-described "next step in the Bernie Sanders' movement". Read More »

Pakistan revokes special preivileges granted to USA diplomats

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The removal of various exemptions, and the imposition on movements was taken in a tit-for-tat move after the Trump administration had earlier made a decision to impose travel restrictions on the Pakistani diplomats in the US. Pakistan follows this policy for Afghan refugees as well". "We share the same objectives". We believe that matters can be solved. That apart, Pakistan said that United States diplomats who used biometrically unverified and unregistered cell phones in the country ... Read More »

Person detained after gun report at California high school

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The victim was expected to make a full recovery, he said. Deputies say a 14-year-old suspect was taken into custody after the shooting . A lockdown that had students sheltering in place was lifted by 10:30 a.m., and students were being released to parents, the school's principal said on Twitter . Read More »