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155 flights to be delayed till 8.30 pm today

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The internal server has now been restored, however, flight operations will witness a delay throughout the day, said the airlines. More than 80 domestic and worldwide flights were delayed for six hours because of a problem with the company's check-in software that brought operations to a halt, causing further flight delays across the globe. Read More »

China's billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who's in and who's out

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China has rejected accusations that Belt and Road is a "debt trap" and a geopolitical tool for Beijing's ambitions of becoming a global superpower. Separately, Putin met Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Unlike the first summit in 2017, where Xi said Chinese banks would lend 380 billion yuan ($56.43bn) to support Belt and Road cooperation, he did not give a figure for new financing support - but Xi is expected to give another speech on Saturday. Read More »

Prayer vigil for Sri Lanka to take place in Surrey Monday evening

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According to sources, intelligence input suggested that those behind the deadly attack might attempt to escape from Sri Lanka and try to enter India via sea route. The email said: "Kieran was passionate about learning, he adored his friends, and he was incredibly excited about returning to Sidwell Friends this coming school year". Read More »

Thousands gather in Gallipoli for Anzac Day after terror plot is foiled

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This year's Anzac service came a month after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan faced criticism in Australia and NZ for comments he made after an Australian gunman killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques. Speaking in Australia before the Gallipoli service began, Mr Morrison said reports received by the government about any link between the arrest and the Gallipoli service were inconclusive. Read More »

Sri Lanka's president vows intel shake-up over botched terror response

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Nine suicide bombers from mostly middle-class backgrounds carried out the attacks, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday asked Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to resign over their failure to prevent the blasts in the country on Easter Sunday despite receiving prior intelligence, PTI reported. Read More »

Bond Set At $5 Million For Crystal Lake Parents

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Lawyers from the McHenry County public defender's office represented the parents during Thursday's hearing, and it was unclear whether they had hired private attorneys. "I have no idea where he would be", Freund Sr. said, claiming he had looked around the neighborhood for his son. The cards, stuffed animals and other memorabilia at the house have since been removed so they can be turned over to AJ's family - including his younger brother - in good condition, police have said. Read More »

Trump pulling USA out of United Nations arms treaty, heeding NRA

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Trump signed the letter and then threw the pen to the crowd, which was chanting "U-S-A". And while the NRA has cast it as an effort to curb gun rights, the United States already has tighter arms transfers than many other countries and the treaty would not call for changes to the current US system. Read More »

Anna Sorokin found guilty of grand larceny and thefts of service

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Anna Sorokin , 28, posed as a German heiress and lived a glamorous life that involved luxury hotels and designer clothes that she could not afford. He said that Sorokin was "upset, as anyone would be", following the verdict, but said she was pleased she had been acquitted of attempting to steal more than $1 million from City National Bank. Read More »

Thousands gather for Anzac Day in Australia, NZ amid heightened security

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More than 1400 Australians and New Zealanders attended the dawn service at Gallipoli. Mrs Elliot said their work was very much part of the "Anzac spirit" and the concept of "mateship that we celebrate today". Meanwhile, on the first day of his visit to New Zealand, the Duke of Cambridge spoke to five-year-old Alen Alsati, a survivor of the Christchurch mosque attacks, at her hospital bedside in Auckland after she woke from a coma earlier this week. Read More »

Fr Martin Magill says NI politicians felt pressure at Lyra McKee funeral

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McKee's killing by an Irish nationalist militant during a riot in Londonderry has sparked outrage in the province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence that cost the lives of some 3,600 people. "I recognise that people living in Creagan may find it's hard to come forward to speak to police". May and Varadkar said they had heard " the unmistakable message to all political leaders that people across Northern Ireland want to see a new momentum for political ... Read More »

This is when Storm Hannah is expected to hit Calderdale this weekend

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Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. Over last weekend's Easter bank holiday, the Met Office confirmed record temperatures in all four United Kingdom nations with the mercury reaching 25C (77F) in England and the highest Easter Monday temperatures recorded in Wales and Northern Ireland for 35 years. Read More »

Russian National Maria Butina Sentenced To Nine More Months In Prison

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Judge Tanya Chutkan read out Butina's sentence after a hearing at the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday. "This was no simple misunderstanding by an overeager foreign student", Chutkan said before imposing the sentence, which was the same amount of prison time prosecutors had recommended. Read More »

Why Madras HC has Lifted the Ban on TikTok App?

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Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the bench vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it , failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin. TikTok's parent company, which is ByteDance (India) Technology Private Limited, had then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the ban. A TikTok spokesman applauded the court's decision in a statement. Read More »

What have you done, Priyanka Gandhi asks Modi on his Nehru refrain

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In total, some 900 million people are registered to vote for candidates to fill 543 seats in India's lower house of parliament, called the Lok Sabha. Congress General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders were obsessed with her family as 50 per cent of their speeches were about what Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi had done, instead of telling people what the NDA government did in the past five ... Read More »

'Deep regret': US regrets Afghan civilian deaths, says answer is peace

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The single-most factor causing casualties this year was air- and land-based search operations. "UNAMA urges both the Afghan national security forces and global military forces to conduct investigations into allegations of civilian casualties, to publish the results of their findings, and to provide compensation to victims as appropriate", the report states. Read More »

Canadian privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over privacy failures

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Therrien said he hopes he is given stronger powers, beyond fines. Facebook is also said to have refused voluntary audits of privacy policies and practices over the next five years. McEvoy said Facebook has often expressed a commitment to protecting personal information, but when it comes to taking concrete actions to fix transgressions, "they demonstrate disregard". Read More »

Press Parrots Police Talking Points on Arrest of Alleged Drug Dealers' Bird

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Speaking to Ultimo Segundo , Major Mello of the Military Police 17th Battalion said: "He must have been trained for that". It reportedly shouted "Mum, the police!" whenever it spotted authorities in the area. The parrot is not the first animal to be involved in Brazil's drug trade. It's certainly possible the bird was trained to warn its owners of approaching police. Read More »

Kim Jong Un accuses USA of acting in 'bad faith'

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Russian Federation does not want a nuclear disaster next door, but its interest in the disarmament of North Korea is limited; the fall of the Kim dynasty would likely mean that a unified Korea becomes a United States ally, and American military bases could appear next to Russia's Pacific provinces. Read More »

Sudan military rulers invite protest leaders to meeting

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They swiftly turned into nationwide demonstrations against his rule and that of the military council that took his place. Late Wednesday, the military announced the resignation of Zain al-Abdin, as well as Lieutenant General Jalal el-Din el-Sheikh, deputy head of the feared National Intelligence and Security Services, and General el-Tayeb Babiker, the county's police chief. Read More »

Judge, Officer Indicted for Allegedly Helping Defendant Evade ICE

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The origins of this case began on April 2, 2018, when Judge Joseph and court officer MacGregor allowed an illegal immigrant by the name of Jose Medina-Perez to sneak out of the courthouse order to escape a deportation order to be followed through by an ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez on drug charges. Read More »

Conservatives Reject Move to Topple PM Theresa May, for Now

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Lidington said talks had been productive and workmanlike. "Nay, I am going further than that: I am standing for the Brexit Party in order that I may campaign vigorously and convince my fellow voters that this time it is imperative to fire a very loud warning shot across the bows of the parties they normally support". Read More »

Huawei 'could be allowed' to help build 5G network in UK

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Among the attendees at the NSC meeting were several of the candidates widely tipped to want the job: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. If this is officially confirmed, it will come after warnings of security risks regarding the inclusion of the company's equipment in the 5G network. In a tweet , shadow Cabinet Office minister Jo Platt said using Huawei equipment would raise "serious questions" about the "government's interests ... Read More »

United Constitutional Patriots Hold Migrants Hostage on US Border

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A probable cause statement said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents visited the New Mexico home of Larry Hopkins , leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, in November 2017 after a caller to an Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line reported militia activity and the assassination claim , CNN reports. Read More »

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes

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Saudi-Iran ties have not recovered and the embassy remains shuttered. The bodies of two of the executed men were publicly hung from a pole for several hours and this blatant lack of respect for the dignity of the deceased men has sparked controversy because of its grisly display. Read More »

Kim Jong Un slams United States for 'bad faith' Hanoi summit

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The agency said Putin credited Kim's diplomatic initiatives for stabilizing the situation surrounding the peninsula and accepted Kim's invitation to visit North Korea at a "convenient time ". Kim arrived about two hours later than expected at a park near the headquarters of the Russian navy's Pacific Fleet for the wreath-laying ceremony. Read More »

North Korea Demanded US Pay $2M for Captured Student in Coma

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According to these reports , the U.S. State Department's Special Representative for North Korea , Joseph Yun, was told he had to sign something before Warmbier could be released promising that the payment would be made. North Korean officials asked Flueckiger to write a report about his findings. Earlier this month, at an event attended by Otto Warmbier's family, Pompeo dismissed the idea of the United States paying ransom for hostages. Read More »

French police experts start Notre Dame checks to determine cause of blaze

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Investigators are expected to search through the fire-damaged cathedral for remains of cables, lights or parts of circuitry that might give clues, but DNA evidence could be complex to collect from the large fire site. The Canard Enchaine also reported that electrical wiring ran through the roof of the cathedral, but the church administration denied that safety norms had not been respected. Read More »

Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists' appeal

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They were arrested carrying official documents handed to them by police officers. Both of the journalists' wives were at the Supreme Court for the ruling and spoke side-by-side to reporters afterward. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had denied the charges against them and contended they were framed by police. Defence lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw told Frontier at the Supreme Court that the best option now available was for the families of the journalists to send a letter to the president, ... Read More »

Woman falls 200 feet below Grand Canyon's South Rim, body recovered

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An elderly woman plummeted to her death in the Grand Canyon this week - the fifth person to die inside the national park this year. The woman's name is not being released pending notification of next of kin. In that case, the victim was a foreign national whose body was found on March 26 in a forested area south of the South Rim Village area of the park. The park recorded 17 deaths in 2018. Read More »