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Varanasi flyover collapse: Prime Minister, VP condole deaths

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The area where the incident happened, is one of the most crowded places in the city. Local residents said cyclists and pedestrians also use the stretch of the road about 100 metres from the Varanasi Cantonment railway station. DGP OP Singh was quoted by media reports as saying: "We are in the process of evacuating the 50 people trapped under the debris". Police said that several occupants of the vehicles parked near the flyover, passer-by and labourers working on the flyover must be left ... Read More »

As criticism for Israel mounts, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem

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Originally from Yafa, he insists that it was his "ethical and national obligation" to protest Israel's occupation and the Palestinian people's forced displacement. "It's trying to defend its borders", Hoyer said in response to a question from The Intercept at a pen-and-pad session on Tuesday with reporters on Capitol Hill. Read More »

EPA watchdog says Pruitt sought 24/7 protection from start

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Pruitt has noted that his agency's ethics officer signed off on his lease agreement. "These are cuts that I can not support", Murkowski said. "I want to rectify those going forward". For his part, Pruitt took the same approach as he did in a pair of contentious House hearings last month, largely steering clear of addressing the dozen probes he is facing on topics such as the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office, a cut-rate condo rental from a lobbyist previous year, ... Read More »

Ministers cut betting machine stakes from £100 to £2

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It comes after experts warned reducing the maximum stake to £2 would be "catastrophic" for the market. She added: "Even cutting to £10 would leave problem gamblers, and those most vulnerable, exposed to losses that would cause them and their families significant harm". Read More »

Meryl Streep to Star in Panama Papers Thriller for Steven Soderbergh

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Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming drama The Laundromat , based on the Panama Papers . The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities. Following her portrayal of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham in The Post , Streep seems to be continuing her streak of being the emotional center of films that deal with classified documents. Read More »

Banker jailed 32 months for helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

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Turkish President Erdogan has said the U.S. case was based on evidence fabricated by followers of US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who Ankara also accuses of carrying out the failed 2016 coup attempt. "Victor Rocco, one of Atilla's lawyers, said his client would appeal his conviction, but called the sentence "fair". They said prosecutors were unable to prove Atilla had a connection with the crimes committed by Zarrab. Read More »

Pink Schools Troll Who Insulted Her Age and Looks

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It didn't take Pink long to respond , and when she did so, it was pretty brutal. The information comes after a critic age-shamed the pop star this week. That message has sparked more than 8,600 retweets and 57,400 likes - plus a comment the singer replied to. 'Hey @ Pink , please let me sing on stage with you in #Vancouver May 12. Read More »

West Norfolk beaches given Seaside Awards

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Of the 125 Seaside Awards handed out this year, 50 went to the South-west, 21 to the South-east and the East of England picked up 18. North East: Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay, Whitley Bay, Sandhaven Beach, Roker, Seaburn. Allison Ogden-Newton, of Keep Britain Tidy , said: "We're committed to creating a great environment on our doorstep for everyone and to show how fantastic our beaches can be". Read More »

Expanding in China: Starbucks doubles retail capacity

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Starbucks is looking to leverage the worldwide coffee alliance it recently announced with Nestle in order to provide even more options at home for the consumer in China in the near future, said the company through a prepared statement released at the time the alliance was announced earlier this month. Read More »

BC woman squats, poops then hurls feces at Tim Hortons employee

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Tim Hortons said the safety of staff and customers is a top priority and the corporation is working with the franchise owner to continue to look into the incident. She then pulls down her trousers, proceeds to defecate on the floor, and then picks it up and flings it at the employee. Holly Largy confirmed that officials were called regarding the incident and the woman was arrested and and released. Read More »

Manhattan to scrap majority of marijuana prosecutions

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Ultimately, the best way to address the disparities and challenges posed by prohibition is to create a system to tax and regulate marijuana that will reinvest in communities that have been most harmed by the marijuana arrest crusade", Frederique continued. Read More »

Pennington Head Coach Shares Thought Process Behind UFC 224 Decision

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Considering the insights Kutz has on Pennington? At the end of the day, my coaches know me best. Looking back on the fight, though, Pennington said she was glad her corner urged her to keep battling. She used to train with us. "Because I know her - I know how tough she is". "Everybody needs to relax", Pennington said. "So when she said what she said, when she looked me in the eye, I knew that's not what she wanted to do". Read More »

US and six Arab states slap sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

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The U.S. Treasury Department said four other individuals were also sanctioned, as was the group ISIS in the Greater Sahara, which was designated as a foreign terrorist organisation. It and its political allies made significant gains in Lebanon's parliamentary election earlier this month, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran's growing regional clout. Read More »

MSU To Pay $500 Million to Victims of Dr. Larry Nassar

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He also possessed child pornography. The settlement only concerns Michigan State . Nassar had an global reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics , which trains Olympians. It's also unclear where the money will come from. Vanderveen, who now teaches dance in Grand Rapids, said while she will continue to push for legislation in Lansing to increase the statute of limitations for minors who are sexually assaulted , she's counting on the students at MSU to fight for ... Read More »

PRIMARY: Voter turn-out normal for primary election

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That's lower than turnout has been in any OR primary since 1964. As noted by Secretary of State John Gale, results are unofficial until counties canvass their results. Meanwhile, participation among non-affiliated voters decreased significantly from 2014 to 2018 - from 20.3 percent to 13.6 percent. Only 1,218 of Orange's 53,019 registered voters (2 percent) made it to the polls for the Democratic primary March 6 and of those only 485 Democrats voted for one of the three candidates for ... Read More »

No decision on Justice KM Joseph as yet

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The Supreme Court collegium on Wednesday once again deferred the decision to re-recommend Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, Justice K.M. Joseph for elevation to the Supreme Court. The collegium had then once earlier this month deferred its decision on the issue. It had also questioned his seniority for elevation as a judge of the apex court. Read More »

North Carolina Teachers Rally Over Wages, Education Funding

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Most carried signs expressing their hopes and desires. "This is nearly as big as my class size", one sign read. As legislators convened, the crowd could be heard chanting, "Remember, remember, we vote in November". "I'd be making $17,000 more a year right now if I was teaching in Tennessee", shouted another. Over the same period, spending on public schools here has dropped by 8%. Read More »

Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary

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Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, is not taking any vote for granted. Governor Tom Wolf's re-election campaign launched a new ad touting his push to "change the way business was done in Harrisburg". He'll run against Jeff Bartos on the Republican side. "When any company or organization faces hard times, a good leader brings his or her folks together...and that hasn't happened", Mango. Read More »

Prison where Josh Holt is being held captive reportedly under attack

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A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela is pleading for People' assist getting out of a Caracas jail the place he has been held for 2 years with out trial. and others consider a sham presidential election on Sunday. There was no official information on the incident and family members said they were in the dark about what was happening at the Helicoide, headquarters of intelligence agency Sebin, where several hundred people are behind bars. Read More »

Allan McGregor rejoins Rangers on two-year deal

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The keeper was out of contract at Hull and turned down the offer of a new deal from the club. McGregor's return places doubt over current No 1 Wes Foderingham's future. But once there is a wee sniff it could happen, then obviously it's exciting. "Every game is an opportunity for three points and if you keep doing and doing that and doing that, as we've seen before that's what wins titles". Read More »

Dad of 10 charged with domestic violence in 2011

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He is in custody, while Ms Rogers, his wife, was arrested on allegations of child neglect but was released on bail last month. Rogers told police she had for years been a victim of domestic violence, revealing a black eye from under her sunglasses and a fading bruise on her calf, the Chronicle reported. Read More »

Vaping turns deadly as exploding pen launches projectile into Florida man's head

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There have been several reports of vape-pens exploding in the past, but this is believed to be the first death caused by one in the US. The television producer's death has been ruled an accident. Since most e-cigarettes use lithium batteries, there is commonly known high risks associated with improper use of the electronics. A spokesperson for Smok-E Mountain told ABC affiliate WFTS that the problem had to do with the atomizer (the top piece you put in your mouth) or the battery. Read More »

Parcel bomb suspected in deadly California day spa explosion

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WATCH: Leo Stallworth reports from Long Beach, where a search warrant was served at a home in connection with Aliso Viejo investigation FBI agents were seen removing boxes believed to contain evidence from a home along Drover Court in Trabcuo Canyon Wednesday morning. Read More »

Guatemala follows United States by opening Jerusalem embassy

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This comes two-days after the United States (US) inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem. Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States, as worldwide condemnation continued over the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces. Read More »

Muslims to commence Ramadan fasting on Thursday - Sultan

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The governor wished them a peaceful and fruitful Ramadan. Ramzan, the month of fasting in Islam, will begin from today as the moon was sighted yesterday. In the same vein, Fayemi congratulated Muslims in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan. It involves self-reflection, goal-setting, and fasting. Read More »

VK Singh holds talks in North Korea, first trip in 20 years

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The North Korean leader paid two surprise visits to China in recent months, first meeting Xi in Beijing and later in the border city of Dalian. An official statement from the ministry of external affairs said the assurance came during minister of state for external affairs V.K. Read More »

Bolton: US sanctions 'possible' on European firms over Iran

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OPEC is likely to insist the current agreement remains in effect, at least for now, but the prospective removal of several hundred thousand barrels per day of Iranian exports from the market will require a major adjustment. Pundits and politicians who either 1) opposed the Iran nuclear deal at the time and cheered President Donald Trump's pullout; or 2) opposed the deal at the time, but anxious about the impact of a unilateral pullout, can at least agree with those who supported the deal and ... Read More »

European Union top diplomats in agreement to follow through Iran N

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The agreement saw decades-long worldwide sanctions lifted in exchange for Iran curbing its controversial nuclear program . French energy giant Total joined other European companies in signalling on Wednesday they could exit Iran, casting doubt on whether European leaders meeting to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal can safeguard trade with Tehran . Read More »

Ride of Silence held in Columbus to honor injured and fallen cyclists

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Cyclists will be required to wear a helmet and sign a wavier prior to the event. "This is a way to honor those who have died and to ask motorists to pay attention especially in crossing areas for pedestrians and when passing cyclists". Why: To remember cyclists killed by motorists; to promote sharing the road; and to raise awareness about bicycle safety. This is about planning our community around a livable community."The Planning Commission will meet at 4:00 p.m.at City Hall". Read More »