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New Calf Born In Captivity Is SeaWorld's Last

Last year, SeaWorld announced it was ending its orca breeding program. The calf was born after an 18-month pregnancy and is estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and measure between 6 and 7 feet, SeaWorld said. Sea World's Takara, foreground, gave birth to the last killer whale to be born in captivity at SeaWorld . The last baby orca calf can be viewed by SeaWorld guests as park staffers share information and observations about the whale. Read More »

Sheila Dikshit a burden on Congress, says BJP leader Arvinder Singh Lovely

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Taking a jibe at the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kejriwal said, "All of us joined the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, but Delhi BJP back-stabbed its own leader, PM Narendra Modi, by keeping the city dirty". Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the Congress and yet was lured by the BJP for his "lust for power". "I waited for two years and I could not have been more patient", he said. Read More »

May wins backing for election on June 8

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Out of 102 voters, 59 per cent agreed with Mrs May to hold a snap general election as opposed to 31pc who said no and 10pc who did not know. On the streets of the capital, there are signs of voter fatigue. Additionally, going to the electorate before the muck of Brexit hits the fan is an added advantage. "With farming arguably the sector most impacted by Brexit, NFU members will want to understand how each of the political parties plans to support profitable, productive and progressive ... Read More »

Trump to unveil tax plan with 'massive' cuts next week, AP says

The president unexpectedly said on Friday at a Treasury Department event that there would be "a big announcement on Wednesday having to do with tax reform". Mulvaney said only that Trump's position on the border-adjusted tax is still under discussion. The idea that the House will vote on health care and keep the government open, and look at Trump's tax plan in a four-day work week is a insane lie, but the point isn't for Trump to get these done. Read More »

Merger talks between rival AIADMK camps underway

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Jayakumar also said a committee will be formed to run the party when queried about the General Secretary's position. Chief Minister Palaniswami said if Panneerselvam placed such conditions, then unity talks can not proceed further. Given that there were accusations of widespread bribery from his faction of the AIADMK in the run-up to the polls, which were subsequently cancelled, this comes as little surprise. Read More »

U.S. stocks dip ahead of French election

Senior French officials say Thursday's shooting in Paris and a planned attack foiled by police in Marseilles earlier this week are part of an effort by radical Islamists to influence the result of France's upcoming election. An Elabe opinion poll, carried out before the shooting on the Champs Elysees , showed Mr Macron with 24% in the first round, and Ms Le Pen falling back slightly to 21.5%. Read More »

Navy Jet Attached to USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near Philippines

Defense News notes photos posted from the carrier put it thousands of miles from the peninsula and traveling in the opposite direction. It did not conduct a nuclear weapons test or attempt an attack on South Korea or Japan, which might have prompted a military crisis. Read More »

How a single Donald Trump sentence enraged South Korea

Many South Koreans have praised President Donald Trump's hardline stance on their rival neighbor, North Korea, but some of the Republican leader's recent public gaffes have upset residents of the traditional US ally at a time when tensions are already running high in the region. Read More »

Afghans 'Thought the End of the World Had Come' After MOAB Strike

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After the strike, General John Nicholson, the most senior U.S. military commander in Afghanistan , said: "The enemy had created bunkers, tunnels and extensive mine fields, and this weapon was used to reduce those obstacles so that we could continue our offensive in southern Nangarhar". Read More »

Back to the ballot box: U.K. lawmakers approve June 8 election

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May stunned the country on Tuesday when she announced her plan for an early vote, despite having repeatedly said she would wait until the next election scheduled in 2020. An increase in the Conservative Party's working majority in the House of Commons (currently 17 MPs) would give Mrs. With British voters going to the polls on June 8, the big parties did not want to waste any time ahead of the official launches of their election manifestos. Read More »

Kenya's president warns against violence during party nominations

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The exercise turned out to be a major setback on the face and credibility of Jubilee which had boasted its two-day nominations would be well organised, smooth and credible with officials even mocking the Opposition over their primaries. "The NEC and party leadership have will issue a new timetable in accordance with the IEBC timeline". "I have full confidence in the team standing behind me and their ability to deliver in these nominations". Read More »

TN CM to meet protesting Tamil farmers in Delhi

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Although the agitators had vowed to drink urine and eat faeces over the weekend if their demands were not met, they reconsidered their stomach-churning strategy after the Delhi Police intervened. P Ayyakkannu, who is leading the protest, said: "The Union government is not giving us water". "We are not getting water to drink in Tamil Nadu, and PM Modi has been ignoring our thirst". Read More »

Iraqi police accuse IS of chemical weapons attack in Mosul

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Tough close-quarters fighting in heavily-populated areas of Mosul is still ahead, and IS also holds territory in other parts of Iraq, as well as in neighbouring Syria. Lashkri added that Iraqi forces have been intensely repelling the counterattack, killing 13 militants, including an emir of Saudi origin. ISIS militants fired rocket in western Mosul in Iraq. Read More »

No measures for homebuyers that could impact house prices in Toronto: Morneau

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Wynne said the tax would not apply to new immigrants who plan to live here, but are instead aimed at speculators who will "never set foot in Ontario". Prices have also tumbled, down 9% in March compared with one year earlier, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Neither of Ontario's opposition parties objected to any of the government's proposed measures. Read More »

Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency medical treatment. Shaheen camp - the area attacked - was manned by soldiers of the 209 Corps. Several military helicopters hovered over the base during Friday's attack and ambulances later took away the bodies of the victims, an AFP correspondent said. Read More »

Cologne tense as anti-immigration AfD holds conference

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Opinion polls show the AfD winning enough votes to enter the Bundestag lower house of parliament for the first time after September's election. The AfD party, which was founded in 2013, has been on the rise since 2015 amid the influx of migrants in Germany and growing terror threat in Europe. Read More »

Dead After Greyhound Bus Crashes In BC

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BC Emergency Health Services have only confirmed that paramedics transported eight people to hospital, one via air and seven via ambulance. Quesnel RCMP responded to the scene of the crash that involved a Greyhound Bus, a passenger auto, a Ford Pickup, and a Kubota Tractor pulling a piece of farm equipment. Read More »

Venezuela: Ten people killed in Caracas looting incident

Butcher shop owner Liliana Altuna, left, speaks with an employee inside her shop that was looted the night before, at El Valle neighborhood in Caracas , Venezuela , Friday, April 21, 2017. April 19: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington is anxious the Maduro government "is violating its own constitution". "We reject and do not accept those irresponsible declarations", said Henrique Capriles, a former presidential candidate who the government recently barred from running for ... Read More »

Hamilton romps to pole position for Chinese GP

Speaking to reporters, team boss Toto Wolff pulled out a 10-euro note that he won from the Austrian racing legend - now a Mercedes part-owner - after their star driver Lewis Hamilton seized the pole in Shanghai. The Dutch driver drove brilliantly to move from 16th on the grid to third place. The same issue was discussed at the driver briefing at last year's U.S. Read More »

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake another western district

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Wednesday's hour-long concert marked his first return to the city that was overrun by Islamic State in 2014. He told the news agency that he chose the site because it symbolises unity. But in defiance of the militants, Mukdad continued to play at home alone or quietly with a dwindling circle of fellow musicians, closing windows to avoid detection. Read More »

Pakistan awaits Supreme Court ruling that could disqualify PM

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The opposition after complete failure on judicial front, he said, was now making an irrational demand of PM's resignation that was unjustified, adding PM's resignation demand was tantamount of not accepting the verdict of Supreme Court. Sharif, who has been in power since 2013 following two earlier stints as PM in the 1990s, and his family have denied wrongdoing. The controversy is the latest to hit Sharif, an industrialist serving his third term as prime minister after the first two were ... Read More »

Krauthammer: With North Korea, We Do Have Cards to Play

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign". Read More »

TwentyFour AM introduces currency hedge ahead of French election

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French President Francois Hollande made a similar remark in 2012 when asked about the upcoming election between Obama and Mitt Romney, saying. Whether many voters will be discouraged from turning out to vote in the face of another potential attack remains to be seen, but the logistics of policing polling stations across France remains daunting. Read More »

UK Labour leader vows to 'overturn rigged system'

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That said, although he is a notoriously poor media performer, Mr Corbyn's first major election speech yesterday showed a bit more focus and energy and will be regarded as a reasonable start. Theresa May is using "bogus" arguments about Brexit to justify an early election motivated by party-political calculation, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has claimed. Read More »

Paris attack could benefit the far-right two days before French election

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Police had arrested Cheurfi in February on suspicion of planning to kill police but released him because of a lack of evidence. The hardline militant group claimed the attack, which also wounded two other police officers. "I walked back down where the policeman was killed". Police investigating Thursday's attack found a note praising IS that apparently fell from the pocket of French assailant Karim Cheurfi, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said. Read More »

President Trump Says NATO Is 'No Longer Obsolete'

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His Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson , has also stated that the reign of the Assad regime "is coming to an end", a position that is a clear departure from President Trump's campaign pledges. Stoltenberg , however, expressed gratitude to Trump directly Wednesday for his emphasis on boosting allied defense spending. "If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him", Mr Trump said last September. Read More »

Thousands march in Venezuela against government

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The move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by Maduro's ruling United Socialist Party. " When they took the young man to (a nearby clinic), the government supporters left ". Caracas-based newspaper El Nacional reported that a 19-year-old was shot in the head by presumed government supporters known as "colectivos" early in the morning and the opposition alliance posted images on its Twitter account of tear gas being set off in some areas of ... Read More »

Leafs battle Capitals in first home playoff game since 2013

The Leafs have flipped the script. You won't hear any arguments refuting the Capitals as the superior hockey team, yet they are down 2-1 in the first round and facing a must-win situation on Wednesday night. "They'll get a lot of experience from (these overtime games) and it's cool for everyone". You've got to find a way to step up. Mike Babcock doesn't think fatigue will be an issue as the series continues. Read More »

Israeli teen who allegedly threatened Clarke schools identified in indictment

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On Jan. 9, he again called Tampa JCC Preschool South and claimed there was a bomb at the school, according to the complaint. The Israeli-American teenager who was arrested and charged last month in Israel in connection with numerous recent bomb threats against Jewish organizations in the United States and other countries is now facing charges in the U.S., the Justice Department announced Friday. Read More »

Venezuelan Opposition Forces Attack Maternal-Children Hospital

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The Public Ministry confirmed the deaths Friday and said another six were hurt. Opposition leaders have promised to keep up their protests, demanding that Mr Maduro's Government call general elections, free nearly 100 jailed opposition activists and respect the autonomy of the opposition-led Congress. Read More »

Allies silent over 'show of force' by USA carrier

There was controversy after top US officials misleadingly said last week that the USS Carl Vinson was heading to the Korean Peninsula to deter North Korea, with Trump saying he sent an "armada". Eventually the miscommunication was cleared up, and the USA carrier group was tentatively scheduled to arrive in the Sea of Japan in late April. But many Chinese took to social media to joke about it. Read More »