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Durst victim said he may kill her years earlier


Doyle said she once let a frightened Kathleen Durst into her bedroom window after she said her husband had a gun and she feared he would kill her, Varian testified. Durst, whose life was famously chronicled in HBO's "The Jinx", has pleaded not guilty to Berman's murder. Kathie's disappearance is a focus of the pending murder case because prosecutors claim Durst shot Berman execution-style inside her Los Angeles home to stop her from speaking with NY authorities about Kathie's disappearance. Read More »

Victory To Disbelief?: How Twitterati Dealt With Mallya's Arrest And Bail

However, earlier today, Mallya, while downplaying the din surrounding his sensational arrest in London, took a swipe at the Indian media. Entrepreneur Vijay Mallya , chairman of the UB Group and co-owner of Silverstone-based Sahara Force India F1 team, was released from Westminster Magistrates' Court after paying a £650,000 security, court officials said. Read More »

Spurs not giving up on title hopes


Antonio Conte's men lost 2-0 to Manchester United in their last league fixture and were eager not to drop more points ahead of Spurs' trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Defender Gary Cahill could return to the starting line-up against Southampton after missing the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham through illness. Read More »

North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary - Yonhap

Concerns have grown that the country is on its way to acquiring an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the US mainland. In addition, one of the U.S.'s largest guided-missile submarines showed up in the South Korean port of Busan, presaging of the imminent arrival to the region of a naval strike group led by an aircraft carrier. Read More »

Turkey's justice minister says contesting referendum moot


This comes as people in some major Turkish cities are holding nightly protests against the outcome of the referendum. Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the main opposition Republican People's Party's representative at the board, said they would take the decision to the constitutional court and then to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary. Read More »

South Korea says US missile defense system has been installed

On March 6, two mobile launchers were transported to a USA military base in South Korea. The US and South Korean militaries have been reluctant to publicly discuss the progress of the deployment as candidates in a May 9 presidential election debated whether the move should go ahead or be delayed until after the vote. Read More »

Lawmakers: Michael Flynn May Have Broken Law By Not Disclosing Russia Payments

There is also some question as to whether Flynn violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which restricts members of the United States government from receiving gifts from foreign states without permission from Congress. "The White House has refused to provide this committee with a single piece of paper in response to our bipartisan requests", Cummings said. ". Right now, to ask the White House to produce documents that were not in the possession of the White House is ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack "cold blooded murder": Rajnath Singh


We have accepted it as a challenge". Following the attack, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed back to Raipur for an emergency meeting. The CRPF personnel were guarding a group of construction workers building a road in the area when the ambush took place. "We are proud of the valour of our @crpfindia personnel". Read More »

Australia visa cut to hit Indian IT workers

Under the government's plan, the 457 visa will be replaced initially by a new temporary two-year visa created to recruit the "best and the brightest". "I think that there are measures that need to be taken before people take out Australian citizenship". "We are not defined by race or culture... we are defined by commitment to political values", he said. Read More »

Donald Trump is still defiant as he nears 100 days

It's unclear exactly what would be in the package and White House officials have given conflicting reports . The primary congressional panel tasked with scrutinizing tax proposals has found that a three-year cut in the corporate tax rate would lead to a $489.7 billion drop in revenue over 10 years, creating more head winds for the ambitious tax cut plan that the Trump administration is working to craft. Read More »

Perdue confirmed as Ag Secretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next secretary of agriculture . The agricultural sector, which heavily relies on exports, has also watched warily as President Trump's administration has moved ahead with an overhaul of US trade policy, including withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which farm groups generally had backed. Read More »

USA defense secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul for surprise visit

His visit comes three days after a Taliban attack on a northern Afghanistan army base killed at least 100 people, with some estimates up to 130. The attack occurred hours after U.S. The Afghan war is the longest in United States history but Trump has scarcely mentioned it - other than to call the MOAB strike a success - since entering office. Read More »

Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan


As the government and the United States struggled to manage the deteriorating security situation, Abdullah Habibi and Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with "immediate effect" following the attack at an army base in the northern province of Balkh, according to a statement from the presidential palace in Kabul . Read More »

Populist party veers further right after losing leader

She decided not to lead the election campaign but remains a co-leader. The convention takes place days after Petry said that she won't be her party's top candidate in the September general election, a move seen by many as a outcome to the party leaders' infighting about the future direction of the AfD. Read More »

Trump Steps Back Border Wall Demand in Budget Fight

While Trump has maintained that the country will ultimately foot the bill, his sense of resolve on the issue is looking less and less ironclad. Which I guess means the wall is going to be a hologram, or something? With Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and the White House, many conservatives believe their party will bear the blame if the government shuts down . Read More »

Seoul slams Tokyo's claim over Takeshima islets in diplomatic bluebook


Picture taken on August 19, 2012 shows a set of disputed islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. Japan has called on Seoul to implement the deal, saying it's part of Korea's responsibility in the global community. The girl statue was erected by South Korean civic group activists late a year ago to mark the first anniversary of the December 28 agreement between South Korea and Japan about the compensation on comfort women victims. Read More »

Canadian PM responds to U.S. lumber tariffs

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that the United States "will not stand for" Canadian dairy trade policies that hurt American dairy farm exports, adding that the rules have "made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard". Read More »

Thousands take to NY streets to protest against science budget cuts


Thousands of people joined a global March for Science Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. The organisers had insisted that the march should not be an anti-Trump event but rather a reminder of the important role science should play in society and in the political debate so that those in power can take sensible decisions based on "facts" and not "alternative facts". Read More »

What to expect from the Liberals' marijuana bill

Today, the long-awaited suite of bills was tabled in the House of Commons, which outlines that those 18 and older can possess up to 30 grams of (dried or fresh) cannabis and can grow up to four plants at home come July 2018. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OGI.V), which has almost doubled, fell 9.7 percent to C$2.80.The market action was likely a "sell the news" reaction as the legislation was largely in line with what an official task force recommended previous year, said Aaron Salz, founder of ... Read More »

New White House Webpage Touts Trump's First 100 Days

Travel ban? Blocked. Healthcare plan? Trump has also backtracked on his original vow to force Mexico to pay for his promised border wall. As he nears the 100-day mark-an arbitrary milestone that began under President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933-Trump has become more skeptical of the concept, calling it a "ridiculous standard" and an "arbitrary barrier". Read More »

Trump and Italian PM stress importance of defeating ISIS

OTTAWA-One day after his visit to the Trump White House, Italy's visiting prime minister told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau their two countries share a common world view in "interesting times". "We're being very effective in that regard". In a recent report, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) spoke of slave markets in the south of Libya, where Africans are traded for as little as $200. Read More »

US submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant


Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military "is keeping a close eye" on the North's activities, with backing from U.S. Forces Korea chief Gen. Vincent K. But asked what would happen if North Korea tests an intercontinental missile or nuclear device, Haley said, "I think then the president steps in and decides what's going to happen". Read More »

Arkansas Carries Out First Double Executions in US Since 2000

In dramatic events that erupted a little over an hour after the first prisoner, Jack Jones, was put to death at 7pm, a federal judge stepped in and temporarily stayed the lethal injection of the second, Marcel Williams, on grounds that Jones' execution might have been unconstitutional. Read More »

Oil producers 'might have to' extend output cuts

While a number of exporters have reached an initial deal to extend the curbs past June, according to Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih, data showing rising USA output is raising concern that those cuts will be undermined. "It all comes down to whether OPEC can deliver inventory cuts", Bill O'Grady, chief market strategist at Confluence Investment Management in St. Louis, said by telephone. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly will be back Monday - with a new podcast episode

With millions already turning to the internet for their news, O'Reilly is signaling his return Monday from an Italian vacation by promoting a new episode of his " No Spin News " podcast, as CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted. But most importantly, I'm a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way. But what will these shifts at Fox News really mean? Following the Times story, Fox parent company 21st Century Fox said it had asked the same ... Read More »

Labour will end freedom of movement after Brexit

She left the door open to tax breaks for workers that would be viewed as a direct pitch to win over Labour voters in areas such as Wales. The UK Labour leader used a campaign rally in Fife, to hit out at the nationalists, accusing them of having "failed abysmally" in the fight against poverty and inequality due to their "obsession" with independence. Read More »

Mourinho: City favourites for top four, not United


Conte stopped short of confirming he would restore both Hazard and Costa to his starting team on Tuesday, saying: "I have another day to decide best 11 - they are in good condition, good form". "He says that because I always say that about the next match". I was always super happy with the approach. "Some other guys don't give everything they have, so that is the point - they have to". Read More »

Macron must win big now to fulfill campaign pledges


Le Pen secured 21.5 per cent of Sunday's vote putting her through to the second round along with Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! who gained 23.8 per cent. The intervention by her father follows her announcement yesterday that she plans to step back from day-to-day management of the far-right party he founded ahead of the run-off and marks the latest tussle between the two of them over its future direction. Read More »

Venezuela Erupts In 'Mother Of All Protests' As Anti-Maduro Sentiment Seethes

Security forces used tear gas to disperse the anti-government demonstrators who had gathered in the hundreds of thousands in Caracas for a protest dubbed the "mother of all marches". Melvin Sojo, who grew up in the Romero home, said police and two people who rushed his brother to the hospital told him the boy had been shot in the head by pro-government groups. Read More »

Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

Trump's remarks come just a day after Trump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, affirmed in a letter to Congress that Iran was in compliance with the deal . North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the United States takes military action. "Iran's nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to worldwide peace and security". Read More »