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Antonio Conte thrilled after 'important' win over Stoke City

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The Italian remains utterly single-minded in his determination to secure the Premier League title, and was unaware until informed by journalists of Arsenal's defeat to West Brom earlier on Saturday. Despite Andre Ayew reducing the arrears, the visitors held on to pull six points clear of the bottom three. There are 10 games to go - they won't get beaten now. Read More »

Battle for Labour's future is about to intensify

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In a recording obtained by The Observer Mr Lansman tells a Momentum meeting: "Assuming that Len McCluskey wins the general secretaryship, which I think he will, Unite will affiliate to Momentum and will fully participate in Momentum, as will the CWU". Read More »

From wife, caste to criminal cases: Top Internet searches on Yogi Adityanath

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He is so popular among the hardcore activists that they changed the slogan of "Hr Hr Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" to "Dilli mein Modi, UP mein Yogi". In a move that surprised many, the 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was elected leader of the BJP legislature party at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs, a week after BJP won a resounding three-fourths majority in the assembly and making a comeback to power in Uttar Pradesh after 15 years. Read More »

North Korea's Kim 'acting very, very badly'

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During the 2016 presidential campaign and since he took office, Trump criticized China for militarizing the South China Sea and warned about the changes he will make on US' trade relationship with the country. When asked about potential military action, Tillerson said the US would prefer to avoid an armed conflict with North Korea. It said Kim called the test "a great event of historic significance" for North Korea's indigenous rocket industry. Read More »

Militant attacks target Pakistani security forces in Khyber region, 3 killed

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At least nine suspected militants - including two suicide bombers - and four security personnel were killed in separate attacks in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, according to the army. In response, Afghanistan handed Pakistan the names of 85 leaders of Taliban, Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups and insisted that action be taken against 32 alleged terrorist training centers in Pakistan. Read More »

Beijing Park rolls out toilet tissue security

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When the BBC visited the toilets on Monday, the machines had been turned off. A popular park in Beijing is using facial recognition software to take on toilet paper thieves by only dispensing loo roll to patrons who use its facial recognition scanners. Read More »

Japan PM calls for German help in promoting free trade

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On Sunday, the German chancellor will take part in the opening ceremony of the CeBit computer expo in Germany's Hanover. "Of course, the views are different and this will not change through one meeting", Merkel said of differences with the United States administration on trade issues that surfaced during her talks with Trump in Washington last week. Read More »

GST Process A Validation Of India's Federal Structure: PM Modi

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Setting India's New Agenda". Since taking office, this government has placed emphasis on many transformative initiatives. "Our aim is to make India a preferred destination for manufacturing", PM Modi added. He suggested documenting the legacy of India, which is of relevance to the jems and jewellery trade, and using it for designs. "Can't our jewellers, with their skills, strengths and heritage, create and change global tastes and fashions?" 'We live in an era where diamonds are used in ... Read More »

Erdogan expects Turkish parliament to restore capital punishment

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Erdogan has repeatedly accused Germany and the Netherlands of behaving like "Nazis", comments that have left The Hague and Berlin aghast and prompted warnings from Brussels for the Turkish strongman to show moderation. Mr Kahl said the Turkish government's purges of suspected Gulen supporters after the coup attempt would have taken place in any case. "If you want, we'll send the 15,000 refugees to you that we don't send each month and blow your mind", said Süleyman Soylu on Thursday evening. Read More »

Freeze warning issued for Atlanta

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Wednesday as a hard freeze is expected overnight and the next few nights with lows in the 20s. Charleston and Savannah could see record lows on Thursday morning in the 20s, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday . Another freeze warning will be in place for these counties by last Wednesday night and will last through Thursday morning. Much colder air filters into Eastern Kentucky as highs only reach the mid 30's. Read More »

North Korea tests new 'epoch-making' rocket engine

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According to reports of Korean Central News Agency, Kim attended the test at the Sohae launch site. There has been growing speculation that the North will conduct an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test after Kim used a New Year's Day address to claim that Pyongyang was in the final stages of developing a long-range missile capable of hitting NY and Washington. Read More »

House Intelligence panel receives documents on wiretapping

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Asked about the issue on " Fox News Sunday " after receiving information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, and whether there's any reason to amend his earlier statement, Nunes replied: "No". The FBI is also probing Russian interference in the election. It's a moment of political theater that could end in humiliation for Trump, with Comey expected to say that there was no wiretapping, debunking allegations that Trump has repeatedly refused to withdraw. Read More »

Donald Trump tried to use an Irish proverb, and failed miserably

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Accepting the gift, the 70-year-old former businessman shared what he claimed was an Irish proverb. As we stand together with our Irish friends, I'm reminded of that proverb, and this is a good one, this is one I like. "Americans, especially American Irish, always try to endear ourselves to the Irish". Trump owns a golf course in western Ireland and has said that he intends to visit the country again in the future. Read More »

Key Conservatives Come Around on GOP Health Plan

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Whether you're on private health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, this bill would have an impact. Under a new age-rating rule, insurers could charge older enrollees five times more for coverage - rather than three times more as now allowed - thus subsidizing insurance for younger, healthier enrollees at the expense of older residents. Read More »

Hijacked product tanker Aris 13 was released by pirates without ransom

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Armed attackers seized the Aris 13 as it made its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu [AP] Vessel and eight sailors freed apparently without ransom payment, ending first hijacking of commercial ship since 2012. The ship was seized about 18 km off the northern tip of Somalia. Hassan said: "The gunmen aboard the hijacked ship contacted our commanders and asked for the fire to be ceased". Read More »

Posco closes all doors for project in Odisha

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The people, however, protested against the acquisition of 4,004 acres of land, saying that the industrial project would spell doom for their livelihood based on betel farming and fishing. The company had signed a memorandum of understanding with the State government in June 2005 to set up a plant with a capacity of 12 million tonnes a year and a captive port at an estimated investment of ₹52,000 crore near the port town of Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district. Read More »

Marks & Spencer joins McDonald's, L'Oreal, Audi, BBC in boycotting Google

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Google was subsequently hauled in front of Cabinet Office officials to explain itself, and yesterday, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds cut their Google ad spend in light of the revelations. According to the emerging media reports, Waitrose, Barclays, Vodafone and Sky are also considering to suspend their marketing on YouTube following concerns that the adverts are inadvertently funding terror groups. Read More »

North Korea rocket engine test: What did we learn?

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Trump, who traveled to his Mar-a-Lago resort this weekend, said he discussed North Korea's missile launches during weekend meetings. Police said the other three men are believed to be hiding in the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. When asked about the possibility of using military force to combat the threat from North Korea , Mr Tillerson told a news conference in South Korea's capital Seoul: "All of the options are on the table". Read More »

Top economies drop no-protectionism vow

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As a result, the usual pledge to reject protectionist policies was notably absent from a communiqué released by G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the spa town of Baden-Baden over the weekend. "And to the extent that agreements are old agreements and need to be renegotiated, we'll consider that as well". "I understand what the president's desire is and his policies, and I negotiated them from here", Mnuchin said, according to Reuters . Read More »

North Korea test seen as ominous development due to technical progress

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing at the end of his first visit to Asia for talks dominated by concern about North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. In a rare admission, South Korea has acknowledged that North Korea's latest rocket engine test was a major improvement. Meanwhile, Khalid said the police were still waiting for cooperation from the North Korean government to hand over the four suspects, namely Rhi Ji-hyon, 33, Hong Song-hac, 34, O Jong-gil, 55, and Ri ... Read More »

Duchess Catherine wows on official trip to Paris

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Starting off their two-day visit, the Duke and Duchess were met by French President Francois Hollande on the steps of Elysee Palace where the trio smiled for pictures before heading inside. William and Kate attended a series of events to honor and celebrate the French for their resilience in the wake of the Paris and Nice terrorist attacks and to celebrate French arts and culture. Read More »

Death Off Table For Accused Cop Killer

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On Thursday, about 90 minutes before Ayala announced her decision not to pursue death penalty cases, Nunnelley filed additional papers in Spencer's case in support of the state's position that Spencer's death sentence should stand. "A cop killer - who also killed his pregnant girlfriend should not be given a chance", Mine said in a statement posted on Twitter. "I don't think it's appropriate to say that there is never a time to use the death penalty", Dyer said. Read More »

Trump and Merkel - the first meeting

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Trump claimed in a series of March 4 tweets that Obama wiretapped him at Trump Tower during the election. "You shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox". The German Chancellor began the briefing saying it was better to speak to each other than about each other, a clear reference to past criticisms both leaders had levelled over topics including immigration and fake news, issues they attempted to gloss over in the interest of diplomacy. Read More »

President Trump's Approval Rating Hits a New Low

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The decline coincides with the release of the replacement healthcare plan being pushed by Republicans and the setbacks to Trump's second travel ban, The Hill noted. Obama hit his lowest approval rating, 40%, in August 2011 and then again in November 2014. "If Trump accomplishes what his predecessors could not by negotiating a peace deal, this could certainly affect his approval rating not only among American Jews but among all national adults". Read More »

Women prefer paid jobs to housework, and men agree, research shows

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Results were based on 2016 interviews with almost 149,000 adults in 142 countries and territories. The results are representative of more than 99 percent of the global adult population. Surprisingly, the percentage of women who want paid jobs includes a majority of women who are not in the workforce, including women in all regions worldwide such as regions where women's participation in the workforce traditionally is low, such as the Arab states and territories. Read More »

Defunding Planned Parenthood means 'thousands more babies'

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As Republican lawmakers work to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaders of Planned Parenthood in Tucson are speaking out. Heavy hitters in the tech world like David Karp, the CEO of Tumblr, Anthony Casalena, the CEO of Squarespace, Jennifer Hyman, the CEO of Rent the Runway, and Alexis Ohanian, the Cofounder of Reddit, are making it a priority to fight against the new proposed health care bill. Read More »

Syria fires missiles at Israeli warplanes on bombing run

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According to the nrg news site, the strikes Thursday were against targets affiliated with Hezbollah, possibly on a weapons shipment to the Shiite terrorist group, which is based in Lebanon but is fighting in Syria alongside Assad's forces against rebels and Sunni militants. Read More »

Israel Threatens To 'Destroy' Syrian Air Defenses After Missiles Fired

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It said he was based in Golan. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned Syria that Israel would destroy its aerial defense system if Syria fired an anti-aircraft missile at Israeli aircraft again. The heightened tension highlights how Russia's assistance to Assad has raised the stakes along the border with Israel. Israel has said it won't allow advanced weapons to reach Hezbollah. Read More »

Rex Tillerson, China's Xi Jinping pledge cooperation

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Xi said that since their initial official phone call last month, he and Trump have been in frequent contact, both through conversations and messages, while Tillerson said that the US President places a " very high value on the communications that have already occurred ". Read More »

Clashes in Brazil as protest against pension reforms turn violent

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This new chapter in the case will be a test for Mr Temer, who leads a centre-right government after leftist President Dilma Rousseff was impeached previous year. When Temer took over a year ago - after his leftist predecessor Rousseff was impeached for illegally manipulating government accounts with unauthorized loans - he made a return to economic health his main goal, saying he does not care if austerity measures decrease his already rock-bottom popularity. Read More »

Two Indian clerics return from Pakistan

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The two clerics identified as Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami belong to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah. They arrived in Lahore on March 13 but went missing two days ago and were untracebale. The clerics were offloaded from Karachi-bound Shaheen Airlines on March 14 at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, sources claimed. He said there would be an official statement on the matter after the meeting with Swaraj. Read More »