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Stephen Moore withdraws from consideration for Federal Reserve post

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Trump tweeted the news of Moore's withdrawal, only hours after Moore had told two news organizations that he was still seeking the board seat and still had the White House's support. President Donald Trump announced that the economics pundit is abandoning his nomination amid questions surrounding whether he would've had the support necessary to be confirmed in Congress. Read More »

Facebook bans Alex Jones, others from Instagram and Facebook

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Mr. Farrakhan, 85, has been frequently accused of anti-Semitism by watchdogs including the Anti-Defamation League during his decades leading the Nation of Islam for 40 years, and Mr. Other people banned Thursday include fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer , Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson . The social network has been under mounting pressure from civil rights groups to crack down on hate speech especially in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings. Read More »

Indonesia Plans to Relocate Capital City Outside Island of Java

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Indonesian president Joko Widodo has approved a long-term plan for the government to abandon overcrowded Jakarta and move to a new capital. The World Bank, in one of its reports cited by the Russian Times, noted that half of flood-prone Jakarta is below sea level and it continues to sink at an alarming rate. Read More »

Scientology cruise ship quarantined over measles case

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The boat is called Freewinds and is owned and operated by the Church of Scientology , a Saint Lucia coast guard sergeant told NBC News . On Monday, the U.S. Lucian officials can keep people from leaving the ship, they cannot keep the ship from leaving. An unidentified person who answered the phone at the church's media centre said no one was immediately available for comment. Read More »

Dallas officer told 911: 'I thought it was my apartment'

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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger repeated those words over a dozen times to a 911 dispatcher after she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on September 6. "He's on the top. top left", she replies. She was initially charged in the days after the shooting with manslaughter, which intensified the outrage among some in Dallas. Read More »

Theresa May fires Gavin Williamson fired over Huawei leak

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She blamed him for a leak about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei from a meeting of the cabinet's National Security Council (NSC) which discusses intelligence and defence strategy. The first woman to hold the post of UK Defence Minister, Penny Mordaunt's resume includes a job as a magician's assistant, a head of foreign press for George W. Read More »

China sentences second Canadian to death

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According to a statement released on the Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court official website, the group established their drug operation in Taishan, a city in the southwest of Guangdong. On Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told journalists that Canada is "very concerned" by this latest death sentence. "Canada stands firmly opposed to the death penalty everywhere around the world", she said. Read More »

Trumps sue to quash congressional bank subpoenas

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The banks have not responded to requests for comment. "The meritless lawsuit filed today by President Trump to block duly authorized subpoenas to nongovernmental entities is another demonstration of the depths to which President Trump will go to obstruct Congress's constitutional oversight authority", the Democrats said. Read More »

Erdogan: F-35 program doomed to fail without Turkey

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On Monday, the White House put an end to the speculations over sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian made S-400 Missile Defense System (MDS) - a decision which came under intense criticism in the United States. Officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump a Turkish proposal to establish a joint committee over Turkey's plans to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems. Read More »

Labor Party Supports New Brexit Referendum with Caveats

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A new poll has put the Conservatives behind Labour , the Brexit party and Change UK as voters prepare for the European elections nearly three years since 2016's vote to quit the EU. Lawmaker Jess Phillips said Labour would "get a drubbing" in upcoming elections if it didn't appeal to voters who want to remain in the EU. The issue is coming to a head because Britain looks set to participate in May 23 elections for the European Union parliament. Read More »

'A hero': UNCC student killed in shooting tackled suspect, saved lives

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UNCC campus police said Terrell entered a classroom armed with a pistol and opened fire . Students were urged to "run, hide, fight". Police promptly disarmed the suspect before taking him into custody, the outlet reported . "We started to get all the children pulled into the second floor of the parking deck and the rationale was if we're in the parking deck and there's a shooter and we don't know where he is, he won't have a clear shot". Read More »

United Nations launches first food aid flights in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

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This occurred barely six weeks after Tropical Cyclone Idai spawned massive floods, killed 750 people and caused an estimated $1 billion worth of damage in the country. "We're doing everything we can to get teams and supplies on the ground to keep people safe", he was quoted, as saying. "It's raining again and the second flight couldn't go". Read More »

Tensions flare between Sudan military rulers, protesters

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The Sudanese Professionals Association has urged its supporters to gather at the sit-in and to protect the barricades. Thousands of protesters remain camped outside the army headquarters, nearly three weeks after the military and security forces removed former president Omar al-Bashir from power on April 11. Read More »

Trump set to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked President Donald Trump to make the designation in a private meeting during a visit to Washington on April 9, according to a senior USA official. Unlike other groups considered to be a terror organisation by the U.S., the Muslim Brotherhood has dozens of chapters, loose affiliates, linked organisations and supporters across the Middle East, which could complicate the process and application. Read More »

Anti-immigration politician Steve Dickson quits over strip club video

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Adding to the list, she hand-picked Fraser Anning who came to the Senate only to leave One Nation before taking his seat and is now spreading his ultra-right beliefs through his own vanity party. "This was about sourcing technology, sourcing an understanding of how they operate, but never was it about seeking $20 million from the NRA ", he said. Read More »

Maoists torch 3 dozen vehicles on Maharashtra Day

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Naxal targeted the private vehicle they were travelling by an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday. PM: The blast took place on the Kurkheda-Korchi road in Gadchiroli when a team of the C-60 commandoes, an anti-Naxal unit, was patrolling the area. Read More »

Key takeaways from AG Barr's testimony, Mueller's letter

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Mueller communicated his agitation in a letter to the Justice Department sent just days after Barr issued a four-page document to Congress and to the public that summarized the special counsel's conclusions about whether President Donald Trump's campaign had conspired with Russian Federation and whether the president had tried to illegally obstruct the probe. Read More »

Thai King announces consort to be Queen ahead of coronation

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Queen Suthida is King Vajiralongkorn's long-term partner and has been seen with him in public for many years, though their relationship has never before been officially acknowledged. King Vajiralongkorn, who has been married three times, is frequently overseas in Germany. It also showed the king in a white uniform and his bride in a pink silk traditional dress formally registering their marriage on Wednesday in his palace residence in the capital, Bangkok . Read More »

Military action possible in Venezuela, Pompeo says

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Venezuela was rocked by violent clashes on Tuesday between opposition protesters and security forces loyal to Maduro. Government forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro clash with protesters who back Juan Guaido; Steve Harrigan reports from Caracas . Read More »

Emperor Akihito nears abdication to eldest son, ending Heisei Era:The Asahi Shimbun

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The quick 10-minute ceremony took place at 5.00 pm local time in the State Room of the Imperial Palace where around 300 guests were in attendance including Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and his cabinet. He will then give his first address as new emperor. Born in 1933 as Japan was embarking on a militaristic sweep across Asia in the name of his father Hirohito , the 11-year-old Akihito listened in tears as his nation's defeat in World War II was announced in an unprecedented radio ... Read More »

The New York times publishes controversial cartoon, again

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The cartoon depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind Donald Trump clad in a yarmulke. Explaining the syndicated image was included by a single editor working "without adequate oversight", the opinions team said it anticipated making "significant changes" to its internal processes. Read More »

Trump orders changes to asylum case handling

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In a memo directed to Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Monday night, the president announced additional measures to enhance order security and strengthen current immigration laws. and worldwide law. The memo also bans provisional work permits for people who cross the border illegally and are awaiting hearings. Under the current system, asylum seekers who enter the U.S. Read More »

Theresa May sacks Gavin Williamson over Huawei leak

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In a letter confirming his dismissal, she said: "No other, credible version of events to explain this leak has been identified". Williamson, who rose quickly up the ranks of the governing Conservative Party after backing May to become prime minister in 2016, denied responsibility. Read More »

Iran warns could shut Hormuz Strait if tensions grow

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Earlier this month, the United States blacklisted Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and demanded buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May or face sanctions. Describing a cut in Iran's reliance on the export of oil as an opportunity, the Leader said such an opportunity will be used for further reliance on internal capabilities. Read More »

British minister urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

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He labelled Huawei as a "not trusted vendor" and use of its equipment poses a risk . The US has delivered a fresh warning that there is no safe level of involvement by Chinese tech giant Huawei in the 5G networks of Western powers. "The risks should be taken seriously but risks must not be allowed to incite fear", he said. A hunt is continuing in Whitehall for whoever leaked details of last week's National Security Council meeting - when Huawei was discussed - to the Telegraph. Read More »

Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC

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In a tweet, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin said , big and small nations all join together for this and India is grateful to all for their support. Welcoming Azhar's designation as a global terrorist, the spokesperson for Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, said, "For many years now, French diplomacy has been relentlessly pleading for sanctioning Mr Azhar, head of the terrorist group responsible, notably, for the Pulwama attack last ... Read More »

MHA serves notice to Rahul Gandhi on citizenship complaint

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Subramanian Swamy , Hon'ble M.P.in which it has been brought out that a Company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003, with address 51 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire S023 9EH and that you were one of the Directors and Secretary of the said Company", MHA said, accepting Swamy's complaint. Read More »

U.S. extradition request for Julian Assange to be heard on Thursday

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He apologised to those who "consider I've disrespected them", a packed Southwark Crown Court heard. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow to begin his extradition battle against the U.S. "We have grave concerns as to whether he will receive a fair extradition hearing in the United Kingdom". The secret spiller faced up to a year in prison. Read More »

Iran to continue oil exports despite United States ban

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Brent crude futures hit a session high of $73.27 per barrel and settled 76 cents, or 1.1 percent, higher at $72.80. US oil futures advanced 0.7 percent on Tuesday as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for the military to help oust President Nicolas Maduro were met by teargas and armored vehicles in the nation's capitol. Read More »

Turkey, UAE: Suspected Emirati Spy Found Dead in Turkish Jail Cell

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He was arrested with another man on the 15th of April and was charged four days later with "political, military and worldwide espionage" - after both men allegedly confessed to spying on UAE dissidents. In an interview with Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV, a man who identified himself as Hasan's son said his father had gone to Turkey to search for a job and the family had lost contact with him on April 7. Read More »

Sri Lanka bans face coverings for 'public safety'

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Christians in Sri Lanka prayed at home while the Archbishop of Colombo , Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, held a televised Mass, attended by the president and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Hijab, niqab, burka are different kinds of coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. Most of the victims were Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka's 22 million population is mostly Buddhist but includes minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus . Read More »