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Soyinka To Buhari Stop Shedding 'Unjust' Tears…

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He also stated that the move by the Senate to pass Hate Speech bill is to silence criticism, calling on Nigerians to kick against it, Vanguard reports. Wole Soyinka reportedly expressed his frustration about the government at a press briefing where he spoke on the increasing agitation across the country following attacks by suspected armed herdsmen on farming communities. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath under fire from colleagues over bypolls loss

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SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel won the Phulpur seat. As the results of the two by-election were declared yesterday, Adityanath said there was a "lesson" to be learnt from the outcome, and cited over-confidence and the inability to understand the implications of the pact between SP and BSP as the prime reasons for the BJP's defeat. Read More »

BJP faces crushing defeat in the UP and Bihar bypolls

The SP had pocketed 22.2 per cent votes and won five seats, while the BSP failed to open its account despite polling 19.6 per cent votes. An important takeaway was that BJP might have won the northeast but lost where it always seemed to have two feet in. Read More »

Pres. Trump: 'It looks like' Russia poisoned ex-spy

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She said she had spoken to Britain's global allies, including President Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron . "There are only two plausible explanations: either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country; or, conceivably, the Russian Government could have lost control of a military-grade nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others". Read More »

Scientific Games (SGMS) Trading Up 7

Art Advsrs Limited has invested 0.09% in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS ). Scientific Games (NASDAQ SGMS ) traded up $3.35 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $47.45. (NASDAQ:NVAX). Two Sigma Limited Liability Company reported 72,254 shares. Macquarie Gp Ltd holds 16,100 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James Associates has invested 0% in Novavax, Inc. Read More »

United Mistakenly Ships Dog Bound for Kansas to Japan

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That's when Swindle said she was told her dog was actually on a flight to Japan, the intended destination for the Great Dane. A family moving from OR to Kansas claims a mix-up with United Airlines resulted in their dog being sent to Japan by mistake. Read More »

Saudi Arabia will get nuclear bomb if Iran does, crown prince says

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Prince Salman further said, "Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realise how unsafe Hitler was until what happened, happened". Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015 that prohibits it from developing nuclear weapons, and beyond that, Tehran has said it has no ambition to develop such weapons of mass destruction. Read More »

Infy plans hub in CT

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The hub in CT will have a special focus on insurance, healthcare and manufacturing, Infosys said in a regulatory filing late last night. "Hartford's position as the world's insurance capital, paired with Connecticut's academic institutions will place us in proximity to clients and accelerate the recruitment of local talent", asserted Kumar in the statement. Read More »

Ciobo announces $12m Business Events Bid Fund Program

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The federal government has given Tourism Australia $12 million to create a "bid fund" for organisations looking to lure business events Down Under. "This is a step in the right direction and will help boost Australia's capacity to attract events to Australia". Read More »

Undocumented immigrant appointed to statewide post in California

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On Wednesday, the Senate Rules Committee approved the appointment of Lizbeth Mateo , a 33-year-old attorney and immigrant rights activist , to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, which helps low-income and underserved students go to college. Read More »

Let bygones be bygones, says Akhilesh Yadav on past BSP rivalry

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The SP and the BSP have been bitter foes ever since the infamous state guest house case of 1995. "UP ki janta samajh chuki hai ki saare desh ki janta ko murkh bana rahe hain aur swayam bhagwan ko dhoka de rahe hain (People of Uttar Pradesh have understood that they (BJP) are making fool of people across the country and they are even cheating God)", said Yadav. Read More »

Mossack Fonseca Closing Down

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In a statement , the firm said: "The reputational deterioration, the media campaign, the financial circus and the unusual actions by certain Panamanian authorities, have occasioned an irreversible damage that necessitates the obligatory ceasing of public operations at the end of the current month". Read More »

Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report

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Despite being a hub of terror activities, Pakistan ranked far ahead of India at 75th and despite China having a strong censorship program, the country managed to take the 86th place in an index which did, however, note that Chinese only as happy now as they were 25 years ago. Read More »

Missing West Michigan woman found in Texas

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Miller is said to have left the state voluntarily and her family has been notified that she was found safe. Miller was reported missing Wednesday, March 14. She was found safely with a Texas resident. The MSP Mt. Pleasant Post was assisted by Meceola Central Dispatch, the MSP Missing Person Unit, Val Verde County Sheriff's Office in Texas, and the Texas Rangers during this investigation. Read More »

United States general signals support for Iran nuclear deal

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The Iranian official discussed on Wednesday the repercussions of Tillerson's removal from his post on the future of the nuclear deal at an emergency meeting held upon the request of the Foreign Policy and National Security Committee in parliament and attended by Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Jaberi Ansari. Read More »

Woman charged with murder in officer's death

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She says she didn't know Waters had a gun and was inside the home with the officers when the shooting started. Tammy Widger, the 37-year-old Clinton, Missouri, woman who was in the house when police responded to a 911 call resulting in the shooting death of officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 6, has been charged with second-degree murder. Read More »

MI universities seek delay on Nassar-inspired bills

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Margaret O'Brien, Sen. David Knezek , Sen. People sexually abused as children in MI generally have until their 19th birthdays to sue. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, said Engler had come to the capitol at his request on Wednesday, and they had discussed the package of bills spearheaded by Sen. Read More »

USA military helicopter crashes in western Iraq

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All were US Air Force airmen, ABC News confirmed. Early indications were that there was no enemy fire involved, officials told NBC News. A military helicopter with U.S. The incident occurs as the United States is shifting personnel and resources out of Iraq and into Afghanistan, as the war against ISIS in Iraq has wound down in recent months. Read More »

Percoco corruption case leads calls for reform

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It's fantastic that a governor who so carefully controls his public persona didn't notice one of his closest aides - someone Cuomo himself has referred to as like a brother - could use his personal relationship wih the governor to enrich himself illegally without the governor knowing or at least suspecting wrongdoing. Read More »

Is CIA Director Pompeo a good choice for Secretary of State?

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Australia's embassy in Washington will contact the State Department to find an appropriate time for Ms Bishop to make contact with Mr Pompeo, ahead of his position being confirmed in April. The end was a flawless metaphor for the relationship. Fired by a tweet . Many Democrats also criticized Haspel's record supervising a secret Central Intelligence Agency prison that engaged in "enhanced interrogation techniques", commonly referred to as torture , and later helping destroy videotaped ... Read More »

Facebook blockage lifted with immediate effect

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Buddhist Sinhalese mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops, homes and mosques in the central Kandy district last week after a Sinhalese man died in a reported assault by a group of Muslim men following a private dispute. The island is under a state of emergency. Facebook said it was increasing staff numbers but gave no further details. It is deemed to have 14,000 personnel across the world assigned to assessing offensive material and the figure is tipped to increase to 20,000 by this year end. Read More »

Ukraine MP Nadezhda Savchenko says military coup is 'anticipated event'

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After that Savchenko held a briefing, during which she accused Speaker Andrei Parubiy and Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko of crimes during "Maidan" [the popular uprising in downtown Kiev in late 2014]. Savchenko, 36, said she welcomed the accusations, Interfax Ukraine reported. In January 2017, lawmakers called for an investigation into what they said were Savchenko's anti-Ukrainian actions after she suggested Ukraine would have to relax its claim on Crimea - annexed by Russian Federation ... Read More »

House Oversight Dems: GOP blocking request for Trump admin records

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Reps. Eliot Engel , D-N.Y., Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., conduct a news conference, February 15, 2017. Politico reviewed emails from State Department officials like Brian Hook, the director of policy planning staff, and White House liaison Julia Haller, who repeatedly questioned the loyalty of Iran expert Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a State Department employee who was hired under the Bush administration in 2005 and served under Obama. Read More »

McMaster meets UNSC envoys over N.Korea

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The briefing followed a White House announcement on Thursday that Trump has accepted an invitation to meet to Kim Jong Un in what would be the first-ever direct talks between a US president and a North Korean leader. US Ambassador Nikki Haley singled out China for praise, saying Beijing had been "very helpful" in the push for sanctions , and also cited South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Trailer Arrives For Survival Drama Adrift

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Director Baltasar Kormákur delivered a solid survival drama with 2015's Everest and tackled another ocean disaster in 2012 Icelandic film The Deep , so he's certainly in his element. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Read More »

NYSC to punish employers aiding evasion of service by corps members

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He was represented by Mr Femi Osungbohun , Assistant Director (Corps Welfare and Inspectorate), National Directorate, Abuja. "I want to use this opportunity to commend all corps employers in the state for not only accepting the corps members posted to them, but also fulfilling their responsibilities of providing accommodation or paying money in lieu". Read More »

Two terrorists killed, three policemen injured in Srinagar encounter

The police said the militants reportedly belonged to the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind led by Zakir Musa, associated with Al-Qaeda. "Three terrorists in an undisclosed location are trapped and engaged in encounter after an unsuccessful attempt of weapon snatching from PSO of a protected person, " DGP S P Vaid said. Read More »

Irish Leader to Stress Benefits of US Trade Ties

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For many in Ireland Donald Trump has been impossible to warm to, or even respect. Following the meeting the Taoiseach said Mr Trump told him it was an issue very much on his mind. He offered no further details. After Brexit, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure there is a "deep and comprehensive future relationship" between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which will maximise economic engagement and trade, while also ensuring there is continued cooperation on combating terrorism ... Read More »