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Ricky Gervais has waded into the Farage milkshake row

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The Brexit Party leader met with fans in Dartford and Gravesend, but was forced to remain on the bus in Rochester, after his security detail noticed three balaclava-clad protesters armed with fresh milkshakes , Kent Live reported. "He was stuck on the bus for ages and wouldn't come off", Kent Live reporter Will Rider said, according to The Sun. "He got back on the bus very quickly". Read More »

Daycare owner arrested after 4-month-old left in hot van dies

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Almost five hours later, the infant's mother called to make after-school arrangements for all of her children, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office . "Further investigative efforts revealed the suspect was responsible for maintaining a separate driver's log documenting all children that are placed onto the van". Read More »

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released

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In a Fox News interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decried his early release as "unexplainable and unconscionable" and called for a review of prison system policies. On Wednesday, NBC reported that Lindh, in a letter to a producer from Los Angeles-based affiliate KNBC, wrote in 2015 that the Islamic State group was "doing a spectacular job". Read More »

Trump says Iran provocations will be met with 'great force'

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said the action taken by the Trump administration "is totally appropriate" and sends a message that "if you attack our people, there will be a response". The administration sought to assure lawmakers in classified briefings that a war wasn't imminent . However, it is widely observed that Trump's reaction outside Twitter were quite mildly-toned and defensive in nature. Read More »

What struggling US farmers want even more than federal aid

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Speaking to the BBC, the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, Tim Stratford, said its members had "real concerns" about the fallout from the USA action against Huawei. "We're going to help out our farmers and we're giving them that level playing field that is so important". But tariffs are taxes paid by USA importers, and studies have shown that American consumers and businesses usually end up absorbing the higher costs. Read More »

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

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Lawyers for Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed for a preliminary injunction earlier this month as part of a lawsuit seeking to block the two institutions from handing over documents to the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees . Read More »

USA charges Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with publishing classified information

Prosecutors go on to cite tweets from WikiLeaks as evidence of the the alleged conspiracy's objective to "subvert lawful restrictions on classified information and publicly disseminate it". That grand jury is convened at the same federal court where prosecutors filed their charges against Assange. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III investigated WikiLeaks and its publication of Democratic National Committee emails stolen by the Russian government in 2016. Read More »

Pakistan Army conducts successful training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile

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On Wednesday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi spoke briefly with his Indian counterpart at the sidelines of a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek. India's election results made headlines in Pakistan on Thursday, with the media keeping a close watch on the ruling BJP's electoral fortunes by providing comprehensive coverage of the initial trends and reactions. Read More »

U.S. Suspects Chemical Attack In Syria, Denounces Russian 'Disinformation Campaign'

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In neighbouring Hama province , Syrian troops battled for a third straight day to repel a jihadist counterattack around the town of Kafr Nabuda, leaving 17 combatants dead, 11 of them jihadists, the Observatory said. The Observatory says almost 200 civilians have been killed in the flare-up since April 30. The possibility of full-blown offensive there threatens yet another humanitarian catastrophe, with the United Nations warning that up to 2.5 million people could flee toward the Turkish ... Read More »

Trump hits back at Pelosi jab claiming 'I don't do cover-ups'

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In any event, I pray for the president of the United States. Pelosi has sought to tamp down talk of impeaching Trump. While this standoff could benefit him politically in the short term, with his tough talk stirring up supporters, it leaves his trade deals, a new budget and other goals in jeopardy as he heads into a re-election campaign. Read More »

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

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In addition to his almost two dozen summits of Everest, Rita has scaled some of the other highest mountains, K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse. In his lifetime, Kami Rita Sherpa has trekked roughly 700,000 feet up Mt. By achieving this feat, Sherpa has become the only Mountaineer in the world to hold the record for most Everest summits. 'I am very happy and proud, I think I might go up the mountain again this season, ' he had said over a crackly phone line after his descent. Read More »

USA fugitive agrees to hand himself in for 15,000 Facebook likes

A fugitive has reached a deal with a U.S. police department that would see him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media. However, police say Simms has not yet turned himself in. Some Facebook users got a kick out of the department's modern-day way to catch a criminal. He also suggested that if anyone knows where Simms is hiding they could let police know and save the department some work. Read More »

Pressure Mounting Against Release of American Taliban Fighter

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Concerns are mounting over the expected prison release of American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh this week amid disturbing reports of his jihadist beliefs. Hours later, Lindh's fellow detainees erupted in a violent revolt that left Mike Spann dead. However, nine of the ten counts in an indictment were then dropped and Lindh ended up pleading guilty to disobeying an executive order outlawing support to the Taliban and for possessing a weapon in Afghanistan. Read More »

This Billionaire proposes to offset $40 million in Student Loans

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He said he'll wipe out the student debt for the entire 2019 graduating class, which is almost $40m! Founder of the investment firm Vista Equity Partners, Smith is worth about United States dollars 5 billion, according to Forbes , which reports he is the richest black person in America. Read More »

Graduates hail billionaire who promised to pay their loans

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Smith from seizing an opportunity to make a difference". "There is only one of those folks that were on that bus that actually got incarcerated", he said. Smith recently announced a US$1.5m gift to the school. The Colorado native also enjoys the fruits of his success. Smith is now married to his second wife former Playboy model Hope Dworaczyk. Read More »

Trump ends meeting with Democratic leaders after talk of impeachment, 'cover-up'

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With her leadership team, Pelosi, who has resisted pressure to impeach, pointed rank-and-file Democrats toward the legal battles that she said have already found success in forcing Trump to comply with investigations. Trump's attorneys notified the judge on Tuesday that they have appealed "all aspects" of that ruling. Some parts of the subpoenas have been included in court filings. Read More »

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

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Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen in exchange for $130,000. In the latest episode of Michael Avenatti's criminal anthology, federal prosecutors in NY have charged America's tannest celebrity lawyer with a slew of new and exciting financial crimes, this time related to his representation of adult film actress and erstwhile Trump paramour Stormy Daniels . Read More »

Ibiza scandal: why has Austria's government collapsed?

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Kickl's removal, which must still be approved by Austria's president, follows the resignation on Saturday of Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also Austria's vice chancellor. Kickl said Kurz was only interested in regaining control of a ministry at the heart of Austria's security apparatus, and suggested his party would back a no-confidence motion. Read More »

Russian 'bear' bombers intercepted near Alaska for second time in two days

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The bombers then returned, escorted by two Russian Su-35 fighter jets, and were intercepted by another two F-22s. The encounter Tuesday was the second in two days involving Russian planes. These latest intercepts come amid tensions with Russia on a wide range of geopolitical issues and a week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, where he warned Russia about interfering in US elections, taking a tougher public line than President ... Read More »

Mabuza won't be sworn into Parliament

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The BBC said that Ramaphosa's election, on his official first-term as State president, demonstrated the country's confidence in him to spearhead economic recovery and renewal. South Africa's chief justice started swearing in lawmakers in batches of 10 ahead of the election of parliament's presiding officers and nominations for president. Read More »

Flu outbreak closes migrant center near border in Texas

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The primary border station for south Texas has been temporarily closed due to a fever outbreak, one day after a Guatemalan teenager who was diagnosed with flu at the facility died while in immigration custody. "But clearly, we have a huge systemic problem", Erika Andiola, the chief advocacy officer at RAICES, an immigrant advocacy group, said in a statement . Read More »

US Shoe Industry Protests Possible Tariffs on Chinese Imports

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Mnuchin told CNBC's Ylan Mui on Wednesday that the us has no plans to go to Beijing to resume trade negotiations when entering a hearing in front of the House Financial Services Committee. It is time to bring this trade war to an end, ' penned the open letter from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) signed by over 170 footwear firms. Read More »

Trump calls out Biden as he touts his 2020 chances

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The president pulled off a narrow victory in Pennsylvania in 2016, becoming the first Republican to win the state in almost two decades. "I think you'll see the end of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a whole range of other things that really are the things that maintain peace". Read More »

Get real-time trends and results of LS polls on EC’s mobile app

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As India Today website brings you the exact results in English, https: //aajtak .intoday.in will get you the fastest updates of counting and the results in Hindi. In the past, Indian exit polls have proved unreliable in predicting precise seat tallies, both in national and state elections, given the size of the electorate and the regional variations across the country. Read More »

Sec Def Shanahan: Threat for Potential Attacks by Iran ‘Remains High’

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Going to Capitol Hill "is a good opportunity to keep this dialogue going on given this time of high operational tempo, especially with Iran", Shanahan said. 'Try respect - it works!' FILE - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif , center, answers questions in Tokyo, May 16, 2019. "The Iranians are nowhere near being ready to talk. Read More »

How Deutsche Bank covered up for Trump and Kushner

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Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving US President Donald Trump to American authorities, The New York Times reported on Sunday, prompting the firm to issue a denial Monday. One former employee told the Times that she was let go after having voiced concern about the transactions as well as what she described as the bank's lax attitude toward the accounts of many of its wealthy clients. Read More »

N.Y. Assembly approves bill to view Trump's tax returns

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also indicated he would sign the bill, which was passed by a margin of 90-52 in the General Assembly, into law. The New York Daily News reports Democrats in the state Assembly approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the state Department of Taxation and Finance to share tax return information with Congressional committees if requested . Read More »

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

The addition of a terror charge means that Tarrant's motivations will have to be examined in court, raising concerns that the case will give him a platform to air his extremist views . Police met with victims' families and survivors of the March 15 attack to inform them of the new charges filed against the accused. His next court hearing has been scheduled for June 14, and the mental health findings could determine whether he is required to enter a plea at that point. Read More »

Ben Carson gets confused over cookies and housing at hearing

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At one point during a weird exchange between Carson and California Rep. Katie Porter , the retired neurosurgeon had a brain freeze moment when he appeared to confuse a common real estate acronym with an Oreo cookie. "So I suspect when Katie Porter was an expert in this area things were very different that's why I invited her to speak with our staff that deals with these so they can bring her up to date - maybe she would then be able to understand what's going on", he added. Read More »

N. Korea calls Biden 'a fool of low IQ'

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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets audience members during a rally. U.S. President Donald Trump held his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam in February. While the denuclearization talks have stalled since the Hanoi summit breakdown, the Kim regime has refrained from singling out Trump for blame, instead targeting other White House officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John ... Read More »