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Macron-Le Pen 'in French run-off'

The selection of Le Pen and Macron presented voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the EU's future and France's place in it. Among the Socialists, many supporters were ashen-faced that their hope, Benoit Hamon, had been predicted to do badly but was now credited with as little as six percent of the vote. Read More »

IPL: Amla's 65 fires Punjab to 188/7 against Gujarat

In reply, Gujarat could muster only 162/7, driven largely by Dinesh Karthik (58 not out) as the eighth-placed team succumbed to its fifth loss in seven matches. Amla reached his fifty off 30 deliveries while Glenn Maxwell (31) upped the run rate with three sixes in his first 15 deliveries. With Dwayne Bravo nearing full fitness, it looks as though Tye might find his opportunities limited unless the Lions chose to opt for Ishan Kishan as the opener alongside McCullum. Read More »

Maneka Gandhi's NGO under scanner as three thrashed for transporting buffaloes

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According to the police, they received a call on Saturday night from one Gaurav Gupta, who said he is an animal activist and office bearer of PFA, claiming that buffaloes were being transported illegally. "They were more interested in clearing the traffic than saving those three men". The police found three men, Rizwan, Ashu and Kaamil, to be injured and took them to the AIIMS trauma centre in a police vehicle. Read More »

German lawmakers welcome Emmanuel Macron lead in French election

With Ms Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union, and Mr Macron proposing even closer co-operation between the bloc's 28 nations, the outcome of the first round of voting on Sunday after a wildly unpredictable and tense campaign means the run-off will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership. Read More »

Venezuela: Protests leave 13 dead in one day

Six people also suffered gunshot wounds as several other businesses, including two liquor stores, were looted. The spark that set off the near-daily protests was an attempt by the Supreme Court to take over the powers of the opposition-dominated Congress. Read More »

Vice President Pence pushes to start Asian trade talks

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James Brown, director of Research at the US Studies Centre at Sydney University, said the talks may also centre on Trump's view on options to defy North Korea's nuclear program. Arriving in Tokyo for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence hailed the two countries' longstanding security ties. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking to reporters Monday evening, said he hoped there would be "no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that ... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Brain Will Be Donated To CTE Research

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He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. Prison officials say Hernandez used cardboard to jam the door to keep officers from entering the cell. The announcement that Hernandez' brain will be released to researchers came after the chief state medical examiner ruled Hernandez' death a suicide. Read More »

After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen

If an applicant failed the test three times they would have to wait another two years before they could sit it again. The citizenship test will also include "new and more meaningful questions" about an applicant's understanding of and commitment to Australia's shared values and responsibilities. Read More »

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

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At a meeting with her Japanese counterpart in Tokyo last week, Ms. Bishop said that Australia supported the "United States' approach that all options [will be on] the table with regard to curbing North Korea's illegal and belligerent behavior, " prompting a furious response from the North Korean government. Read More »

All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade: Carstens

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That is because the recent increases in Japan's current account surplus are driven largely by rising dividend payments and repatriation of revenues from overseas investments, instead of any boost to exports from a weak yen. At least on the surface, the country has avoided a hard landing in economic growth, defused any form of financial or debt crisis, sorted out trade rifts with Donald Trump and put itself back as a key player contributing to world economic growth. Read More »

North Korean missiles could reach Las Vegas, experts say

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No, North Korea probably cannot reach USA shores with a nuclear missile anytime very soon. While most military experts believe that North Korea does not possess the weaponry to threaten the United States, directly, the communist North could potentially target US bases in South Korea or Japan. Read More »

Champs-Elysees gunman held in February for threatening police

He was identified based on the papers left by him in his auto and his property is also being searched. He added that (char-roofy) Cheurfi was carrying a note defending the Islamic State group. One was killed and two were wounded before the gunman was shot dead by return fire as he attempted to flee on foot. The gunman dashed out of another vehicle and without hesitation opened fire. Read More »

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

At a recent hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, which I chair, one witness testified that "the failure to sanction Chinese financial institutions has drastically reduced the efficacy of both American and United Nations sanctions against North Korea". Read More »

Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

Officials say more than 100 soldiers were killed or hurt after Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms engaged in an hours-long attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan. The facility in Balkh province is home to the Afghan army's 209th Corps. Mawlawi Ahmadullah - who has been the Imam at the Army's Mosque where the horrific attack happened for a decade - has said luck was on his side as he was not there that morning, but was close enough to hear the gunfire. Read More »

MCD polls 2017: Voting begins for Delhi municipal elections

While the BJP is attempting to fight off 10-year-old anti-incumbency in Delhi's civic bodies, the Congress is battling an exodus of top state leaders on heels of the polls. Polling began at 8 am amid tight security arrangements across the city. Voting will be held till 5 pm. Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken, filled with confidence, has said that the party will win 208 of 272 seats and that the party had brought out six manifestos on different issues to provide solutions to various ... Read More »

Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

In his address, Netanyahu said the lives of at least 4 million Jews could have been saved if the allied powers had bombed Nazi death camps in 1942. Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized for saying that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons in a discussion of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, and called Nazi concentration camps "Holocaust centers". Read More »

North Korea threatens action against US Navy

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Pence said the carrier group was now expected to be in waters off the Korean peninsula before the end of the month, " within days ". "I do think that China are taking some positive steps in a way which is different to what has happened in the immediate past in relation to putting pressure on North Korea , and that is a good thing", he said. Read More »

Police stop 12-year-old boy who drove 1300 km across Australia

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The boy was pulled over on Saturday morning after completing more than 1300 kilometres of his journey. He'd driven across nearly the entire state of New South Wales and was en route to Perth, according to a NSW Police spokesperson. The 12-year-old was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station but due to his young age, it's unlikely he'll be charged. They said the boy had been taken into detention at Broken Hill and inquires were continuing. Read More »

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles at founder's birthday parade

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North Korea celebrated founder Kim Il Sung's 105th birthday on Saturday with a big parade that featured plenty of missiles , which are famously dick-shaped. "I have really gotten to like and respect, as you know, President Xi" Jinping, Trump said Thursday, expressing hopes that the Chinese leader will put his best foot forward on North Korea. Read More »

Trump optimistic as government shutdown, ObamaCare replacement loom

But they've been unable to send him a single major bill as he faces the symbolic 100-day mark on April 29. Fresh from a two-week Easter break, Congress hits the ground running next week - its legislative plate more than full, and its back against the wall with the government funding clock ticking down and the resurrection of a tuned-up ObamaCare replacement bill on its agenda. Read More »

Stephen Colbert bids farewell to Bill O'Reilly: "Stay strong, Papa Bear!"

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Fox News' Dana Perino sat in on Wednesday night. Not to mention, an insider told CNN that the political commentator and reps for the news channel have already "begun talking about an exit". "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims", O'Reilly, 67, said in a statement . In his only public statement about the matter, O'Reilly said his fame made him a target of lawsuits and that he settled the claims to spare his children negative publicity. Read More »

Taliban kills eight soldiers at army headquarters in northern Afghanistan

Mohammad Ibrahim Khair Andesh, head of the Balkh Provincial Council, told the dpa news agency that at least 140 soldiers were killed and another 160 injured in the incident, but those numbers were not confirmed. KABUL, Afghanistan - Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms. Read More »

Jerusalem's streets crowded on Good Friday with Christians, Jews and Muslims

So as the children delight in their Easter baskets filled with goodies, and as we sing our Alleluias together in church, and as we gather as families to celebrate this special day, may the Good News of Resurrection permeate our lives. After a season of shedding bad habits and resisting temptations, Easter is the time for Christians to recommit to their beliefs. "Ordinary daily life offers many such "spaces" in our homes, alleys, barangay, schools, buses, jeepneys, markets, offices, cell ... Read More »

Are Early Elections Really a 'Game-Changer' for the British Pound?

Polls give Mrs May's governing Conservative party a lead of around 20 percentage points, enough to command a majority that could be over 100 seats, but Mrs May said she was not complacent. European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on April 29 to formally approve guidelines for the negotiations. In early April, the EU Parliament agreed on a tough negotiating line with London , saying there would be no financial concessions or cherry picking. Read More »

Trump calls French presidential elections 'very interesting'

Trump says he believes the attack will impact how the French people vote in Sunday's first round of voting in the presidential election. AFP reported on Friday that a note backing ISIS (also known as Daesh and the Islamic State) was discovered at the scene, adding weight to evidence that the attack was terror-related. Read More »

Man United's Ibrahimovic, Rojo suffer knee ligament injuries

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As for Ibrahimovic, well, his first season in England has been a resounding success with 28 goals in all competitions. After arriving in Manchester , the Swedish star scored 26 goals in 46 appearances but couldn't help United compete with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur who sit atop the English Premier League table. Read More »

Flash flood watch issued for eastern and central Jamaica

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Flood advisories were also issued for the Mulberry River near Mulberry and Flint Creek near the community of Kansas. The forecast says the heaviest rain will more in to the west Sunday night and spread east through the Triangle and down to the coast Monday and Monday night. Read More »

We will sweep municipal polls: AAP

The results of the MCD elections will be announced on Wednesday, April 26. AAP Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey said people of Delhi have an opportunity to vote for a garbage free and Malaria Chikungunya Dengue free Delhi. The election is being billed as a barometer of Kejriwal's popularity and a referendum on the performance of his two-year-old government. Over 2,500 candidates are in the fray. Read More »

Internet services suspended in Kashmir

Forced to act, the Jammu and Kashmir government closed all higher educational institutions across Kashmir. Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Khan, as a precautionary measure to prevent further protests, officials said. Few police officials including SHO of Kothibagh in heart of Srinagar , who was dispersing students of Sri Partap College and Government College for Women on MA Road, in heart of Srinagar was also injured. Read More »

Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

The party conference, which was supposed to launch the election campaign in Cologne this weekend, is set to become a crisis meeting as a replacement for Mrs Petry is sought. "Critics of the motion accuse me of splitting AfD into two different camps", Petry said in a video message posted on Facebook. AfD made huge gains in a state election in September, receiving about 21 percent of votes in the eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region, beating Merkel's party to take second place. Read More »

TTV Dinakaran concedes defeat as AIADMK shuns out him and Sasikala

Last night, senior ministers - at least 10 of them - met in Chennai and decided that Dinakaran, who is the party's No 2, and his aunt, VK Sasikala, who is the party chief, would be evicted from their positions. If we don't follow this path, then it shall be an injustice to the people", he said. According to the trial court judgment, which was restored by the Supreme Court, her wealth should have been attached and fine of Rs 100 crore collected from the vast estate she had left behind. Read More »