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Turkey part of 'triangle of evil', Saudi prince says

Bin Salman will have lunch Wednesday with the queen and dine later with Prince Charles and Prince William. All the "adverts" come with the hashtag #WelcomeSaudiCrownPrince next to a picture of him smiling benignly. Britain is rolling out the red carpet for the Crown Prince Mohammed, also known as MBS. The inaugural meeting of a UK-Saudi strategic partnership council, which will meet annually to discuss bilateral and global issues, will be held at No 10 and attended by UK and Saudi ministers. Read More »

Orangutan in Indonesia zoo puffs like a pro

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Indonesia has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and a bad record of animal protection. In 2002, another orangutan in Indonesia became a nicotine addict after picking up butts thrown by visitors. A Bandung zoo spokesman today said while the incident is regrettable, it has staff to guard the animal enclosures. He also said that the officer responsible may have gone to the bathroom at that time. Read More »

The FBI paid Geek Squad employees as informants

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Mark Rettenmaier, a California doctor, was federally charged with having a hard drive that illegally contained child pornography after Best Buy handed off his computer to the Kentucky Geek Squad fix facility, which then reportedly gave access to federal authorities. Read More »

Conrad Sangma stakes claim for RDA government

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Conrad Sangma will be the next Chief Minister of Meghalaya ", BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters after the meeting with Governor. Sikkim is already governed by Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), a member of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP. NPP chief and Lok Sabha MP Conrad Sangma will be the chief minister of the alliance. Read More »

Professional standards investigation launched amid reports police interviewed McArthur before arrest

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The disappearances and killings linked to McArthur appear to center around Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood. The sources stressed it had nothing to do with the missing men, but they said Idsinga and his team didn't know about the McArthur interview until some time after they arrested him on January 18, 2018 when they charged him with two counts of first-degree murder. Read More »

Mississippi Senate Approves 15-week Abortion Ban

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The Mississippi State Senate on Tuesday passed by a vote of 35 to 15 House Bill 1510 , which would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks except for medical emergencies and "in cases of severe fetal abnormality". Opponents said it would criminalize a safe procedure and interfere with a doctor's ability to provide patients with evidence-based care. Sen. Angela Burks Hill, a Republican from Picayune, called abortions after 15 weeks "barbaric" and "inhumane." Sen. Read More »

Britain First leaders guilty of religious hate crimes

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This caused cheers and applause to erupt from the public gallery as the pair were led away and Judge Barron temporarily left the court room before concluding his directions. The reason for their decision was the men included Muslim immigrants. But was cleared of uploading a video of this incident. Delivering the judgment, Judge Justin Barron told Folkestone Magistrates' Court said the words and actions of Golding and Fransen " demonstrated hostility " towards Muslims and the Muslim faith. Read More »

Saudi FM Defends 'Just' War in Yemen

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Despite coming under fire from politicians ahead of her meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , May said the countries' relationship will remain strong. Business deals are possible with British defence group BAE Systems and European weapons maker MBDA, and initial agreements could be concluded on gas exploration, petrochemicals and other industries, according to British and Saudi sources. Read More »

Protests against Saudi crown prince `based on…

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His reported comments reflect Saudi Arabia's deep suspicion of President Tayyip Erdogan, whose ruling AK Party has its roots in Islamist politics and who has allied his country with Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf states. Read More »

Sri Lanka defeats India in the opener

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WICKET! Dhawan's fabulous knock comes to an end. Dhawan put on a crucial 95-run third-wicket stand with Manish Pandey, who made 37, to test the Sri Lanka bowling but missed out on a ton after falling to Gunathilaka's off-spin. Other big names such as Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have all been rested, which well test the Men in Blue's true potential. Read More »

Biplab Deb named new Tripura CM, Debbarma Deputy CM

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He was later released on bail. The violence followed the BJP's victory in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Tripura , where a 25-year Communist government was ousted. The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura got over two-thirds majority in the Left bastion in Assembly elections last week. Polling was countermanded in one seat due to death of a CPI (M) candidate. Read More »

The Significance of Primary Elections in 2018

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It's Trump", said Veronica Escobar, who won her Democratic primary and is now poised to become one of the first Hispanic women to represent Texas in Congress. Other races on the ballot are for State Senator, a seat now held by Ted Cruz, State Representative, a seat now held by Jodey Arrington who drew no Republican opposition, the Governor, Lt. Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped Of Holocaust Museum Prize

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi walks towards her auto after arriving at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, India, January 24, 2018. In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - just one of many prestigious honors. In a statement responding to the letter, the Myanmar army on Tuesday accused the United Kingdom lawmakers of making "one sided-accusations" about the plight of the Rohingyas. Read More »

Modi directs BSF to pardon jawan who 'disrespected' him

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The BSF later said on Twitter that the order had been withdrawn and the concerned commandant had been "cautioned for not dealing with the matter judiciously". Commandant Anup Lal Bhagat who is the commanding officer of the battalion, therefore, took disciplinary action against Kumar. In the inquiry conducted by the commandant, it was made a decision to prosecute the erring constable under Section 40 of the BSF Act (prejudicial to good order and discipline of the force). Read More »

PNB Probe: SFIO Summons ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar & Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma

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Quoting sources, media agency ANI said the SFIO had issued letters to some banks asking to explain about the working capital facility given to Gitanjali group . Before this, CBI has detained Vipul Chitalia, the Vice President of Gitanjali Group of Companies, as a part of its probe into the PBN scam. RBI said it had carried out a statutory inspection of private sector player Axis Bank with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2016. Read More »

Schools, roads close after water main break outside Atlanta

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Many homes and businesses have low water pressure or no water. Students participating in early morning activities will be contacted by someone from their school. "The health and safety of our students is always the top priority". DeKalb County Police Headquarters in Tucker was without water service Wednesday morning, as well. Read More »

Fairfax County chase suspect hits self with own auto

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In the video , 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu is seen jumping out of his vehicle and starting to run off. Authorities said 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu led police on a chase and jumped out of the auto to led officers on a foot pursuit in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. Read More »

Ghana@61: Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo hosts Buhari, Saraki

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he looks forward to any form of collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana in tackling corruption. He stated that the fight against corruption is ongoing. President Buhari was reportedly the only foreign leader invited to the event held at the Independence Square as Special Guest of Honour. Buhari assured Ghanaian President Nana Akuffo Addo of being his good partner in that regard. Read More »

Cape Town drought: South African city may avoid 'Day Zero'

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Cape Town , which attracts millions of tourists every year, has enforced strict waste controls including prosecuting homeowners who use significantly more than the current 50-litre daily limit. Day Zero was originally scheduled to be some time this year, but has just been postponed to 2019 . "The 60% reduction in consumption is an incredible achievement‚ and outperforms many other cities across the world which have faced severe droughts - including São Paulo‚ Melbourne‚ and the [US] state of ... Read More »

Florida Senate approves arming teachers, new restrictions on gun sales

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Senators approved the legislation after an amendment removed a provision to arm most teachers. The "Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act" sparked inter- and intra-party schisms, with some Democrats objecting that the bill did not go far enough because it did not include the ban on assault-style weapons sought by numerous survivors and their families. Read More »

Mexico: Embattled Kushner to Meet With Pena Nieto

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Mr Videgaray lost his job as finance minister over the trip's fallout, but was later appointed foreign minister after Mr Trump's surprise win in the USA presidential election. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Read More »

Saudi & UK links 'saving lives,' claims Theresa May... just not in Yemen

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The three-day visit will include a second Royal audience - dinner with the Prince Charles and Prince William - a briefing with national security officials, and a prestigious visit to the prime minister's country residence. "It can not be right that [May's] government is colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes", Corbyn said. The trip has sparked protests outside of Downing Street, with demonstrators slamming Saudi Arabia's "unwillingness to support peace ... Read More »

Student arrested for bringing BB gun to North Las Vegas school

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Kathi took her concerns directly to the district and got the following response from Superintendent Bob Fulton who said the walkout is "voluntary". Since the school shooting in Florida , there have been rumored or alleged threats at three north country schools, Carthage High School , Lowville Academy and Gouverneur Central. Read More »

Gigaba denies Ajay Gupta is on the run with SA passport

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Ajay Gupta is regarded by South African authorities as a fugitive from justice after a warrant of arrest was issued against him. "Upon being notified that they would have to renounce their Indian citizenship, Ajay Gupta chose not to and is therefore not a South African citizen but remains in the country on Permanent Residency status". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Defends 'Just' Yemen War

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But rights groups and opposition lawmakers have criticised London's support for the prince, particularly over the licensing of 4.6 billion pounds ($6.37 billion) worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the start of the Yemen conflict. On Friday, he will meet Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks. The Government insists it has one of the "most robust" arms export control regimes in the world. Read More »

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar travels to the U.S. for further treatment

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Earlier on February 15, Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai , but was released on February 22. In a video message Monday, Parrikar thanked Goans for their prayer and sought a medical leave. For the last 15 days you prayed for me and because of your blessings I recovered and I am heading to Mumbai . "I expect that you all will allow me a leave for some days from the state for the treatment", the CM said. Read More »

Kerala Congress MLA Carries Teargas Shell Inside State Assembly, Triggers Uproar

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The Congress MLA also told the assembly speaker that the grenades used by the police against the Congress workers had expired. "This is police raj". Speaker P Sree Ramakrishnnan said that he would look into the issue and if Thiruvanchoor had breached the code of conduct inside the Assembly. On February 26, police fired tear gas shells after protesters who had gathered outside the Kerala secretariat hurled stones and bottles at the security personnels. Read More »

Case filed against actor Raveena

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While English news channel, Republic Now, reported that the actress was shooting an advertisement in the area and it was a production personnel's decision to shoot in the no-shoot zone of the temple. She just happened to visit the temple when people started clicking selfies and asked for beauty tips. "I had absolutely no idea about the people, who were filming me". Read More »

Shopian Chalo: Kashmir shuts to mourn civilian killings

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Six persons including two militants have been killed in Sunday night's shootout in Shopian's Pahnoo area. The four civilians were travelling in a vehicle when they were hit by the Army fire. Meanwhile, to curb the Shopian Chalo March, Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Srinagar Central Jail, while Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been placed under house arrest. Read More »