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BJP website reportedly hacked, goes offline

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Below the meme was a music video of Bohemian Rhapsody. An official response from the party is awaited. A message on the website says it is down for maintenance. The party was yet to comment on whether it was a hacking attempt or the site was undergoing maintenance. Soon social media users began to poke fun at the BJP for its website being hacked. Read More »

Three 'explosive devices' found in London airports and station

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The white postal bags each contained small devices, one of which was opened, causing it to ignite, the police said. A building was evacuated as a precaution after the package was opened and part of it burned. The Metropolitan Police are treating the incidents as a linked series and are being assisted by the Garda Security and Intelligence Unit in the investigation. Read More »

Estonia general election: Opposition party beats Centre rivals

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Estonia's ruling Centre party took second place with 23.1%, and the far-right Estonian Conservative People's Party took 17.8% of the vote, double its last showing. The Reform Party governed consecutively between 2005 - 2016, until the government collapsed in a no-confidence vote in November 2016. The Conservative "Isamaa" (11.4%) and the Social Democrats (9.8%) came fourth and fifth. Read More »

44 belonging to banned organisations arrested: Shehryar Afridi

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India had also shared the dossier with Pakistan after repeated requests by the Imran Khan-government to share evidence of the involvement of JeM with it. Azhar is the chief of JeM that claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Saeed, who holds public gatherings in Pakistan, has been at the heart of criticism that Pakistan does not enforce its anti-militancy laws. Read More »

Police tactics questioned after 80 arrested while protesting Stephon Clark death

In March 2018, police officers responding to a call about vehicle windows being broken chased 22-year-old Clark, who was black and unarmed, into his grandparents' yard and shot him multiple times. "This ain't justice", the group tweeted after the attorney general made his announcement. It's not clear the measure will pass this year, particularly because police associations are offering a less sweeping alternative that would keep the current legal standard but calls for more training and an ... Read More »

Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020

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In an op-ed about his decision, Bloomberg was bullish about his chances to defeat Trump in a general election but raised concerns about winning the nomination in a crowded primary. "We can not allow the primary process to drag the party to an extreme that would diminish our chances in the general election and translate into "Four More Years". Read More »

Avalanche completely engulfs vehicle on Colorado highway

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CDOT said 15 feet of snow covered westbound lanes and 8 feet in the eastbound lanes. Jacob Easton was travelling through Colorado's Ten Mile Canyon when the vast sheet of ice and snow came hurtling down a mountain towards him. "It was not a controlled slide". No avalanche-related injuries were reported . The central mountains were under an avalanche warning until 6 a.m. Read More »

Ex-White House counsel calls Robert Mueller 'American hero'

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Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Monday the investigation will be focused on possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. More than five House committees are now investigating alleged attempts by Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 election campaign, the president's tax returns and potential conflicts of interest involving Mr Trump's family. Read More »

French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria

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One woman covered in black flashed a victory sign as she left. Under the banner of "cooperation, fraternity and clemency", the SDF said it chose to release the IS prisoners following negotiations with tribal leaders who had fought against IS militants. Read More »

G will not recuse himself from Mueller probe

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Comey's op-ed comes as Attorney General William Barr decided he will not recuse himself from oversight of the Mueller investigation. Details may change. "Sometimes transparency is not a hard call ". Comey also disputes claims by Republicans that DOJ rules forbid transparency about the completed work of the special counsel, saying "it is hard to imagine a case of greater public interest than one focused on the efforts of a foreign adversary to damage our democracy, and in which the president ... Read More »

Police Confirm 'Small Improvised Explosive Devices' Found In London

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The devices were contained in jiffy bags contained inside A4 size envelopes. Earlier today, the Met confirmed it had dealt with a suspicious package at a building near the boundary of Heathrow Airport . A London City Airport staff building was then evacuated as a precaution after a similar package was discovered there. Heathrow Airport remains operational, flights are not impacted and passengers are able to travel as normal. Read More »

Lion mauls owner to death

According to local news website Novinky.cz, the lioness was pregnant. Pasek's body has now been recovered and sent for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. The lions have always been a menace in the village of Zděchov, by the town of Vsetín in the Moravian Zlín Region of the Czech Republic, since they were brought to the area in 2016. Read More »

Pak Govt Sacks Minister Fayyaz Chohan For ‘Anti-Hindu’ Remarks

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Fayyazul Hassan Chohan was reportedly quoted by Samaa news agency, during a press conference last month, where he referred to the Hindus as "cow urine-drinking people". "I would have transformed Nargis to Haji Nargis", he said, adding through insinuation that "actor Megha would have fasted for 300, instead of 30 days in a year, under his supervision", Daily Pakistan reported in 2018. Read More »

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

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Mr Nadler said his committee will seek to review the Mueller report but stressed the investigation "goes far beyond collusion". They say Mr. Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign . Read More »

Woman who joined Islamic State starts fight to return to US

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After she traveled to Turkey, she was smuggled to Syria and joined the Islamic State group. "The judge's comments certainly foreshadow the ultimate outcome of this case", he said. She's been begging to return home with her young child, saying she regrets joining ISIS . "Now I'm anxious about my son's future". "She did this of her own free will". Read More »

Delhi Most Polluted Capital, Gurugram Worst City: Greenpeace Study

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Gurugram, in the National Capital Region, is the most polluted city in India and the world - with an average air quality index at 135.8, recorded a year ago. IQAir AirVisual has included data from air quality monitors operated by private organisations and individuals. It's evident that in addition to monitoring, there is a pressing need to set pollution reduction targets and consumption caps on polluting fuels such as coal, petroleum and diesel in the most polluted areas. Read More »

Winning lottery ticket worth $1 million goes unclaimed

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They opted to take a cash option one-time payment of almost $878 million, making this the largest jackpot payout to a single victor in USA history. "The State of SC will benefit from $61 million that will be collected in income taxes from the victor". Read More »

Trump's Top Security Aide Calls US-North Korea Summit A "Success"

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The summit's collapse followed the leaders' historic meeting in Singapore, which produced only a vague commitment from Kim to work "toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Bolton's evocation of progress was dismissed by leading Democrats, however, including House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who described the Hanoi meeting as a "spectacular failure". Read More »

Canadian treasury board minister quits over SNC-Lavalin scandal

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Her sympathy for Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the former attorney general and justice minister's allegation that she was subject to undue pressure to intervene in the prosecution of SNC, was known. Philpott said she would continue as a Parliament member for Trudeau's Liberal Party. "I believe the prime minister when he says he did not put undue pressure, his staff did not put undue pressure on Jody Wilson-Raybould and I think we're going to hear some more testimony this week". Read More »

Five years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

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Oliver Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Infinity, the company who was in-charge of conducting the second search, had offered to launch a new search mission to track the seabed. In 2018, Oceans Infinity, an exploration firm, started a fresh hunt on a no-find-no-fee basis, but failed to find any trace of the plane. "I can not think that a person who has been flying for so long, a very senior pilot, would do that". Read More »

Putin, Netanyahu Agreed on Pullout of Foreign Troops From Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the cooperation agreement on Sunday following a trip to Russian Federation. Netanyahu says he will not resign over the scandals, and denies any wrongdoing. Ofir Akunis, the science minister, said that "the left-wing bloc is achieving a majority in the polls only with the help of the Arab parties". Israel and Russian Federation will continue military coordination, Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting. Read More »

Vatican to open archives on controversial WWII pope

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However the demand for open access increased in 2009 after Pius was declared "venerable", the second of four stages on the way to sainthood, and this week Rabbi David Rosen, the global director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee, welcomed the long-awaited move by the Vatican. Read More »

Putin suspends Russia's obligations under key nuclear pact

Besides Syria, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs said that Dunford and Gerasimov "exchanged views on the state of U.S. -Russia military relations and the current global security situation in Europe and other key topics". The collapse of the INF Treaty has stoked fears of a replay of a Cold War-era Europe missile crisis, which had the U.S. and the Soviet Union both deploying intermediate-range missiles on the continent during the 1980s. Read More »

United States deploys advanced anti-missile system in Israel

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as defense minister, said the deployment was "further evidence of the US's commitment to Israel's security". The advanced systems were deployed to Israel in early March , US and Israeli military officials revealed on Monday. THAAD is a system, built specifically to intercept short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their terminal phase - re-entry or descent - with a direct hit approach. Read More »

Hillary Clinton says she won't run for president in 2020

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I'm not going anywhere, ' she said. "I'm also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again?" "We've just gotten so polarized", she continued. But Sanders' 2016 campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, called sour grapes, and said Hillary is an unliked politician. Mrs. Clinton has been one of the highest-profile figures in American politics for more than a quarter-century though, and she insisted in the interview that would not change. Read More »

House Democrats Launch Sweeping Probe Into President Trump

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After opening a new avenue in their investigations into Trump on Monday, Nadler said the Judiciary Committee served document requests to 81 agencies, entities and individuals, as part of a new probe into "alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption , and other abuses of power by President Trump". Read More »

Dog bites off 4-year-old’s hand

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A 4-year-old boy reaching through a chain-link fence in his backyard to play with his neighbor's two dogs lost a hand Sunday when one of the dogs bit it off above the wrist, The Deseret News reported . We've not found the amputated part. They were unable to find it, and believe the dog ingested it, according to Cook. "I think this is one of those innocent child play moments where the dogs have probably been in the backyard many, many times". Read More »

Fox News Reportedly Buried Stormy Daniels Story Before Election to Help Trump

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Chairman". "I can tell you personally, [Cohen] said to me at least a dozen times that he made the decision on the payments and he didn't tell you", Hannity told Trump. "Even though we had a story written, it was nowhere near being something that would have passed muster", LaCorte said. Meanwhile, Falzone kept reporting - and discovered that the Trump-backing supermarket tabloid National Enquirer had made a deal with Daniels for her story but had no intention of ever publishing it. Read More »

1,500 turtles wrapped in duct tape found in bags at Manila airport

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The Bureau of Customs said the reptiles were left behind by a Filipino passenger who was onboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong. "The passenger may have been informed of the vigilance of Bureau of Customs against illegal wildlife trade and its penalties, thus leaving the four (4) X-Rayed luggage unclaimed in the arrival area", the bureau wrote on Facebook. Read More »

Ilhan Omar attacks pro-Israel lobby and critics again call remarks antisemitic

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She is the first Somali-American Muslim Congresswoman and has been attacked for her identity, facing the double standard that Trump and even McCarthy himself were not held to for their comments in the past. A spokesperson for Omar told the Associated Press on Friday that "we must distinguish between criticism of a particular faith and fair critiques of lobbying groups", insisting that the congresswoman "only meant to target the pro-Israel lobby". Read More »

Anonymous Winner Claims $1.5 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot in South Carolina

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The victor, perhaps not surprisingly, has opted to stay anonymous . "A simple act of kindness led to an fantastic outcome." the lottery said in a release. The winning ticket was sold October 23, 2018 at the KC Mart #7 at 303 Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville, about 90 miles northwest of Columbia in Greenville County, The State reported. Read More »

House Democrats expand Russia probe, seeking more documents

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The aggressive, broad investigation could set the stage for an impeachment effort, although Democratic leaders have pledged to investigate all avenues and review special counsel Robert Mueller's report before trying any drastic action. Several committees are probing related matters as well, and while many might overlap, the committee chairmen and chairwomen say they are working together on the investigations. Read More »