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United States slaps sanctions on 7 Pakistani companies over nuclear trade

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The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security imposed the sanctions on the Pakistani companies on March 22 by including them on its Entity List. The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on seven Pakistani companies over suspected links to nuclear trade. The licence requirements apply to any transaction in which items are to be exported, re-exported, or transferred (in-country) to any of the entities or in which such entities act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ... Read More »

March for Our Lives: Students around the country rally against gun violence

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Her denim shirt had all 17 victims of last month's killings printed on the back. "I'm here as a community member to support our students and to support our community and say this has got to stop". "Human shield" and "Gunslinger" are not checked off on the list. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sophomores Jorgie Garrido and Anna Bayuk were among many of their fellow students at the nation's capital. Read More »

China tells USA it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

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Earlier on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a 25 % levy on Chinese goods worth around $60 billion. The White House also announced it would propose additional tariffs of up to 25 percent on Chinese products supported by its technology-licensing rules, including in aerospace, information technology and machinery. Read More »

AAP promised food, cash for attending rally but we got nothing: Labourers

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According to the labourers, they had been promised Rs 350 and food in exchange for attending Kejriwal's rally in Haryana , but after the rally, they were not paid. The labourers said that they felt cheated after the AAP did not give them anything even after they took part in the Delhi CM's public meeting. Speaking at the rally on Sunday, Kejriwal hit out at the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government and the current Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana . Read More »

Rape accused paraded through streets in Bhopal — Madhya Pradesh

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After the chief minister's ultimatum police are acting against history-sheeters in a bid to instill sense of security among the public. Bhopal in recent times has seen a spurt in crimes against women.Barely five months ago, a coaching student was gang raped by four slum dwellers near railway tracks in Bhopal . Read More »

Russian ambassadors summoned by Poland, Baltic states

No reason was given for the summoning, but speculation runs high the ambassadors will be told that Russian diplomats will be expelled over the poisoning case. Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite said she would consider expelling Russian diplomats accused of working as spies in Lithuania. The pair remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital. Read More »

Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said investigations indicate there would be no tsunamis and no reported warnings have been issued. Tsunamis capable of producing damage or casualties are rare in this magnitude range but have occurred due to secondary effects such as landslides or submarine slumps. Read More »

Malaysia looks to punish fake news with 10 years in jail

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His administration has responded harshly to media outlets reporting on the story and fired critics within the government. The FAQ said the government has "taken the initiative to give a clear and specific definition" of "fake news" in the proposed law together with several illustrations of situations of the spreading of fake news. Read More »

Florida woman assaults husband after he forgets anniversary

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The terrified woman, tied by her hands to a rope hanging from a tree, can be heard screaming in pain as her husband repeatedly whipped her with a leather belt in northern India. "We have started a hunt for other accused". They found her sitting on a Mega Mover - a sheet used to carry overweight people - in "deplorable" conditions. Read More »

Saudi Arabia opens its airspace to Israel for first time ever

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The first direct flight arrived in Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport from New Delhi late on Thursday night. It plans to take its own fight for access to Saudi airspace to the Supreme Court in Israel, officials said on Friday. A spokesman for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia said the no authority has given permission to Air India , the AlArabiya reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Aetna (AET) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

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Orbimed Advisors LLC now owns 1,396,500 shares of the company's stock worth $222,057,000 after buying an additional 508,600 shares during the period. Aetna (NYSE:AET) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. Amazon.com had 280 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

8 cops killed in IS ambush in Iraq

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The attack left four people killed inside the auto, including a woman and a child, and wounded two others, Zarkoushi added. At least eight police officers were killed in a suspected ambush by the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) at the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway on Saturday, according to a local police officer. Read More »

Kerala: Seriously injured patient left upside down by ambulance driver, dies

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A video that has gone viral on social media showed the injured man lying on an inclined stretcher, one end of which is inside the ambulance and the other end, with the man's head, on the ground. The police neither confirmed nor denied this claim. The victim had no family or attendees with him. In between, the driver took the patient out by keeping the stretcher upside down. Read More »

Fares for 25 Shatabdi Express trains likely to come down soon

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He said the Railways will also add more Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches, which are now present in all premium trains, to the Indian railway network. Under the flexi-fare system, the base fare increases by 10% with every 10% of berths sold, subject to arranged limit. According to the Railway sources, the largest Indian employer has raked in whopping Rs 1,097 crore with the imposition on penalties on such ticketless travelers. Read More »

Man arrested after police officer slashed with sword

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Another witness said: "The coppers just Tasered the guy". A police officer has been discharged from hospital after being slashed with a sword in Manchester. Another witness saw two police officers "bleeding quite heavily" after the attack at about 3pm yesterday. It was pretty courageous of them to engage with him. Read More »

Talks stall over last rebel-held zone in Syria's Ghouta

Battered by a five-week regime offensive, two major rebel factions have agreed in recent days to leave other pockets of Ghouta for opposition-held territory in the country's northwest after talks with Russian Federation. Damascus says it opens fire in response to shelling from Eastern Ghouta, but Western countries are accusing the Syrian government and Russian Federation of being responsible for the escalation of tensions in the area. Read More »

SC seeks Centre's response on plea against polygamy, nikah halala

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The SC noted that the five-judge bench which examined instant triple talaq - and pronounced their order in August a year ago - had kept open the issues of polygamy and " nikah halala ". Appearing for one of the petitioners, senior counsel Mohan Parasaran told the court that the 2017 judgment which had held instant triple talaq as unconstitutional had left these two issues open and did not address them. Read More »

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom wins major case in ongoing U.S. extradition battle

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Almost all the requests were transferred to the Attorney-General Chris Finlayson, who declined the Megaupload founder's requests on the grounds that they were "vexatious" and trivial. From the evidence provided the Tribunal said "there was no ulterior goal to the timing of the requests and that he simply wanted to receive the requested information so that if relevant, it could be used in the extradition proceedings and in other litigation". Read More »

Aguero to miss Argentina´s clash with Spain

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The Argentina boss has written a book, and ahead of its release in April, some preview passages have been handed out, and he had some pretty remarkable comments about Messi. It was an emotional evening for the Azzurri as they played for the first time since their defender Davide Astori died of a suspected cardiac arrest earlier this month. Read More »

Delhi allocates 26% to education in its budget

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The total allocation for education comes up to Rs 13,997 crore, and is the highest among all sectors. Presenting the estimates for the new fiscal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the Finance Minister, said the budget follows "trickle up" economics which aimed to benefit the poor and middle-class people in Delhi. Read More »

Fourth Annual Challenger League Baseball game

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Daniels came up big on Thursday, driving home Albers in the sixth inning to tie the game at 2-2. "Any small victory is a game changer for us". "We played a pretty solid game", Head Coach Mitchell Lundy said. The Lady Panthers cut the lead to two, putting up three runs off three hits and one Albany State error in the top of the fifth. Buchheit struck out three and walked two. Read More »

Saudi Arabia opens airspace to Israel

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This most recent move has ended a 70-year ban on planes marked for Israel flying over Saudi Arabian airspace. The airliner had earlier flown over Oman. "Without this barrier, we would face serious terrorist attacks from Sinai and, worse, a massive influx of illegal African migrants", he said on Tuesday. Read More »

Chipko Movement Turns 45, Google Celebrates With A Doodle

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The other reason that angered the villagers was the government's policy that did not allow local agriculturists and herders to cut the trees for fuel wood or for fodder and for certain other purposes. The goal of the Chipko Movement was to draw attention to and prevent deforestation, which had begun to occur on a mass scale to make way for dams or industry or roads. Read More »

Hawks to examine affidavit accusing Zuma of accepting R1m bribe

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Prosecutors in the case allege that Zuma took kickbacks from the purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and other arms manufactured by five European firms including British military equipment maker BAE Systems and French company Thales. But the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled previous year that the NPA's decision to do so at the time was unlawful. Meanwhile, Zuma's supporters in Kwa-Zulu Natal have started a campaign to support the former president when he appears in court on the count of 16 ... Read More »

Beijing warns of 'people's war' against US

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An editorial in the state-run China Daily newspaper said the world should stand together to prevent a trade war, warning that China would not be the Trump administration's only target. China will also promote worldwide capacity cooperation as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, which Beijing considers to be a modern-day "silk road", and widen access to the Chinese market, including the financial, telecom and education sectors, He said. Read More »

Forecasts say warmer weather is on the way

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The eastern shore of MA including the Boston area has a higher chance of getting a couple of inches. Rainy conditions will continue through Sunday afternoon with improving conditions spreading from west to east from Sunday night into Monday morning. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Asks For Forgiveness With A Full-Page Newspaper Ad

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They own Android devices. They say the data is used "to improve people's experience across Facebook" by helping to connect with others. Firstly, you should stop using Facebook Messenger as your default SMS app. But other types of data collection are still permitted. Apps collect a lot of data about you, as revealed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal . The law states that personal data may only be used for "the goal for which it was given, with the consent of the individual", the ... Read More »

Obama says North Korea's isolation means less leverage

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Former President Barack Obama stated that talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are moving slowly and the countries need to cooperate to pressure the North, during his Tokyo visit. Obama is on a swing through Asia which has already taken in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.He has largely avoided the limelight, playing golf with former Prime Minister John Key in New Zealand and offering parenting tips to the current leader Jacinda Ardern, who is pregnant. Read More »

China will respond to USA tariffs, resist protectionism: Beijing's WTO envoy

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Talking to reporters in White House, the US President exuded confidence that the steps would end up with China fairly treating America. Han says, "a trade war serves the interests of none". "That's why we believe any unilateral and protectionist move would hurt everybody, including the United States itself". China's Ministry of Commerce has cautioned against the United States taking measures "detrimental to both sides". Read More »