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Fake passport case: Seven-year jail to Chhota Rajan


In its chargesheet filed in the court, the CBI has said Rajan got the fake passport issued from the southern city of Bengaluru in 1998-1999 in the name of one Mohan Kumar in connivance with the three government officials. It noted that the passport was signed and issued by Shah, who without lawful authority, altered the date of birth in the application for re-issue of passport to allow the application in the false name, address and other particulars. Read More »

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

As part of the project, Jewish school and university students visit Jewish cemeteries and sites of death camps which were established by the Germans on occupied Polish territory during World War II. Cafes and other places of entertainment shut down while TV and radio stations broadcast documentaries about the Holocaust from Sunday evening until commemorations end at sundown the next day. Read More »

Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died


Because she was still wearing her activity tracker after her spinning class, detectives were able to look back at the data and discover that she was still moving around an hour after her husband claimed she had been murdered. According to the arrest warrant, the fitness tracker recorded Connie Dabate walking around the house - it registered she walked 1,200 feet inside the home - for nearly an hour after the time her husband told investigators she was shot. Read More »

Met Office warns snow showers could hit 'just about anywhere in Britain'


Met Office forecasters are also warning that showers will turn wintry, with snow a possibility on higher ground. So although it is set to warm up ahead of the bank holiday weekend, Surrey residents may have to endure an "Arctic blast" first, as a plume of freezing air from Iceland is hitting the United Kingdom this week and pushing its way south today. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen get ready for the final battle


Analysts said Le Pen might find more support amid right-wing voters anxious by security issues and Europe's open borders, who backed either conservative Francois Fillon or nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan in the first round and might balk at backing Macron, a moderate centrist. Read More »

North Korea ignores Trump, conducts 'massive fire drill'

The report comes amid expectations that North Korea may seek to mark the anniversary of the Korean People's Army with its sixth nuclear test. Pyongyang has reacted angrily, threatening to sink the aircraft carrier and to launch a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike" against what it calls USA aggression. Read More »

Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September. US President Donald Trump on Monday (24 April) withdrew his demand for a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) down payment for his ambitious border wall project from the $1tn catch-all spending bill. Read More »

Opposition seeks annulment, but Recep Tayyip Erdogan won't entertain


Yakupoglu says his party won't give up on "no" voters who opposed the changes and whose ballots were estimated to account for 48.6 percent of those cast. Michael Link, the top election observer for the OSCE, told a group of local German newspapers on Wednesday that Turkish authorities were not cooperating in addressing alleged election manipulation. Read More »

The Risk Trump Takes in Potentially Abandoning Steve Bannon

Bannon didn't respond to a request for comment. Kushner is Jewish. Reporters and those who spoke out against Trump during the campaign reported repeated online harassment. Trump first met Bannon in 2011 in Trump Tower, according to The New York Times . Similarly, Kushner has joined Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn in urging Trump to take a more moderate approach in handling Mexico. Read More »

North Korea's New Threat To U.S. Is The Most Worrying Yet

The Trump administration has taken the unusual step of calling the entire US Senate to a meeting at the White House, for a briefing on North Korea with the US secretaries of Defense and State. North Korea will cross the point of no return if it carries out another nuclear test, the official Chinese newspaper Global Times, controlled by the ruling Communist Party, warns. Read More »

Egypt declares state of emergency after IS church bombings kill 44


The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations". The attacks followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks ahead of a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis meant to show support for the country's Christian minority. Read More »

Le Pen attempts to lift appeal by pushing party aside

Fr. The first round outcome spared investors their worst-case scenario of Le Pen facing off against far-left eurosceptic Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had surged in the polls in recent weeks, though he never broke into the top two. Analysts said Le Pen might find more support amid right-wing voters anxious by security issues and Europe's open borders, who backed either conservative Francois Fillon or nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan in the first round and might balk at backing Macron, a moderate ... Read More »

Final countdown to Trump's first 100 days

And he's deployed the formerly rare Congressional Review Act to overturn a dozen Obama-era rules, many of which were meant to protect the environment and make energy production cleaner. His attempt to overturn the [Affordable Care Act] was tripped up, at least in part, by overwhelming opposition from an " Indivisible " movement that packed town halls with Americans who proudly declared that they wanted not just Obamacare, but health care as a right. Read More »

Trump says he doesn't fear trade war with Canada

Considering Trump's blistering rhetoric against Mexico during and after the 2016 campaign, it's a surprise he chose to go after Canada first. Ross said imposition of anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports announced on Monday would raise the costs of new USA houses by a small amount. Read More »

Taliban Attack: Afghan defence chiefs quit

Mr Ghani accepted the resignations of the army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim and defence minister Abdullah Habibi. As many as 10 Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan army uniforms and driving military vehicles, managed to penetrate the base in order to conduct the attack. Read More »

USA blacklists 271 Syrian scientists over Sarin attack

In Hama, the Observatory said regime forces made advances by capturing the village of Buwayda and the Zaleen checkpoint, hours after controlling the town of Masasina. The department says in a statement that the SSRC is "responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them". Read More »

France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

She was promptly booed by some workers in the fruit and vegetables section. Jean-Luc Melenchon - the Communist-backed far-left French presidential candidate who's been called the French Bernie Sanders - trailed in fourth place in the first round of French elections on Sunday. Read More »

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch Theresa May's Brexit plan if elected

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and other parties could now defeat the Government over a final Brexit deal if they could persuade a small number of Tory rebels to join them. "The reality is that Brexit eclipses so many other legislative priorities, and will do for years to come", said Daniel Greenberg, a legal adviser on domestic legislation to the lower House of Commons. Read More »

Flynn lawyer says client told DIA about trip

Reps. Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings , D-Md., said Flynn could be criminally prosecuted because, as a former Army officer, he was barred from accepting payments from foreign governments. The House Oversight Committee had requested Flynn's security clearance paperwork, references to foreign contacts, receipts for payments from overseas and requests for permission to receive foreign payments. Read More »

French Presidential Candidate Gets Support From Former Rivals


France has seen a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the past two years which have killed more than 230 people; only three days before Sunday's vote, a policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Read More »

US, North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

The port call by the USS Michigan came as a USA aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards the region. The plan is to join the carrier strike group approaching the region. Diaz notes that it has also been three days since North Korea detained Korean-American professor Tony Kim at Pyongyang airport. Trump told ambassadors from U.N. Read More »

Le Pen steps down as party leader

Le Pen said she was taking "a leave of absence" from leading the Front National (FN) to focus on campaigning, in a move that appeared to be aimed at embracing a wider range of voters ahead of her runoff against centrist Emmanuel Macron . investors prefer to hold gold rather than sell it off". Le Pen mocked her opponent who "walks on a carpet of roses, with all the compliments from the press, in a kind of unanimity". Read More »

Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

One of the issues at the top of the agenda of the W20 summit in Berlin on Tuesday was how working women can better balance family and work. The gathering of female business leaders was meant to help set the agenda for July's G20. "I've certainly heard the criticism from the media, and that's been perpetuated", she said. "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive". "I grew up in a house where there was no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and my own tenacity". Read More »

Bomb attack hits US-operated base in Afghanistan

He is the second senior United States security official to visit Afghanistan this month: National Security Advisor General HR McMaster arrived in Kabul days after the MOAB was dropped. The official said it appears likely the attack was either carried out by or planned by a Pakistan-based Taliban faction known as the Haqqani network, which is a USA government-designated terrorist organization. Read More »

2 dead, over 400 arrested in Venezuelan protests

The plant in the industrial city of Valencia was confiscated on Wednesday as anti-government protesters clashed with security forces and pro-government groups in a country battered by economic troubles, including food shortages and triple-digit inflation. Read More »

College confirms N. Korea detains USA citizen amid tension


Trump to avoid a tit-for-tat response to the North's fiery threats, according to a report on Chinese television. The aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, part of a navy strike group now conducting drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Trump welcomes freed Egyptian-American charity worker at White House

Trump has shown public support for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and he and several officials met with al-Sisi earlier this month . It all seems like something that would make Steve Bannon and Alex Jones' heads explode. The charges have however been widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups. She was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. Read More »

CBI files corruption case against its ex-director Ranjit Sinha


The CBI registered the case three months after the Supreme Court ordered a probe against Sinha for his alleged involvement in the scam. The apex court had on July 12 past year reserved the order on the issue after Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi told the Bench that the panel headed by former CBI Special Director M.L. Read More »

Saskatchewan dairy officials concerned with Donald Trump's comments


Relations with the U.S. are crucial for Canada, since more than 75 percent of its exports go to the U.S. Eighteen percent of U.S. exports go to Canada. Softwood lumber, oil, automotive, aeronautics, pharmaceutical, agricultural products, paper ... "Decision makers make statements that indicate a position that they intend to take and we're in the business of responding to positions that are actually taken", Carr said when asked about Trump's comments. Read More »

Jakarta's Christian Governor Ahok Concedes Defeat to Muslim Rival Baswedan


The defeat of incumbent Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known by his nickname Ahok) in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election was a disappointment to many, especially to those millions of Jakartans who were happy to have someone in office who is not corrupt and who actually made strong efforts to develop the capital city in terms of infrastructure and social welfare. Read More »

Legal jobs among those cut as 457 visa is axed

Turnbull now feels that these tests are not enough to assess whether an applicant has understanding of and commitment to "Australian values" and responsibilities. The changes will be phased in over the next year. Australia's citizenship test is getting a shake-up, and the changes are expected to make it more hard to become an Australian. Read More »

President Trump's daughter Ivanka defends his attitude towards women

But she vaguely suggested that she would focus on "empowering women in the workplace" and emphasized that "this is very early for me". At Ivanka Trump's urging, Trump's campaign proposed six weeks of leave for mothers — although not fathers — with the government paying wages equivalent to unemployment benefits. Read More »

From Dinakaran FIR to ouster, key developments so far

They also want the post of AIADMK presidium chairperson to be returned to veteran leader E Madhusudanan, who was sacked by Ms Sasikala earlier this year. Palaniswamy told IANS. "We have submitted all this to the Election Commission yesterday and asked to inquire into the matter", Panneerselvam said. But when he imposed the condition today, we decided not to consider this. Read More »