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Four Christians shot dead in SW Pakistan

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The injured was rushed to nearby Civil Hospital Quetta. The deceased belonging to the Christian community were travelling in a rickshaw when a pair of motorbike-borne unidentified attackers fired upon them, as reported by the Dawn. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for that attack in a statement, but provided no proof of its involvement. Read More »

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

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Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok . The vessel carrying 56 people was intercepted by Malaysian maritime authorities near the north-western island of Langkawi, said the navy chief Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin. Almost 700,000 Rohingya have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown last August. The UN has accused the military of "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Read More »

Israel announces deal to resettle African migrants, then backtracks

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Thousands of others are to remain in Israel at least temporarily. Advocacy groups working on behalf of the migrants had challenged the deportation plans in Israel's high court, securing a temporary freeze on the plan on March 15. The late-night turnaround threw into limbo the surprise agreement, which had finally offered a solution to an issue that has divided Israel for a decade. Read More »

Supreme Court rules for car dealerships in overtime case

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In affidavits, Chadwick later said that Hughes appeared non-threatening and that she did not understand what was happening when the officers ordered her to drop the knife, as she was on medication for bipolar disorder. Officers were entitled to qualified immunity as long as no similar precedent existed showing a specific use of force was unlawful. The justices' decision gives the cop in the case summary judgment, a tool that Sotomayor notes the court is supposed to use sparingly, only in ... Read More »

United States adds Hafiz Saeed's political front, Milli Muslim League, to terror list

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In the new list, U.S. also designated Tehreek-e- Azadi-e Kashmir (TAJK) under the list of terrorist organisations. By changing guises, the LeT has attempted to fool the people of Pakistan as well as the global fraternity, the United States said , stressing that it hopes it was clear that no matter what mask the banned terrorist organisation considers wearing, it would remain labelled as a terrorist group. Read More »

SUV cliff crash that killed family may have been intentional

The family got attention after Devonte Hart was photographed during a 2014 protest in Portland, Oregon, over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri. As the investigation into the crash continues, a search warrant was issued for the Hart home in Woodland, Wash. and authorities hope it will lead to more clues about what happened that fateful day. Read More »

Woman says accused couple threatening her with obeah

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Beaumont staffers quickly rushed to her aid to detain the man. "After watching the video, and hearing my client's version of events, the circumstantial evidence would lead one to conclude that the attack was religiously motivated", the attorney told CBS News on Sunday. Read More »

Elephants roam on Spanish motorway

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The dead elephant was removed from a ditch, while the other elephants wandered along the road, feeding near crash barriers, The Telegraph report said. Photos posted by the authorities showed three of the five elephants strolling around the lanes of the highway after the accident. One of the injured elephants. Read More »

Marijuana is Battling the Opioid Crisis

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That suggest the medical marijuana laws didn't reach some people who could benefit from using marijuana instead of opioids, said Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, one of the study authors. Opioids are a class of strong pain medications, including drugs such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Read More »

Mohammed bin Salman on Saudi women's rights and the guardianship laws

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The 32-year-old prince, who is on a three week U.S. tour, continued that 'we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations'. Yemen's war fits into a broader decades-long struggle for supremacy between Middle East powerhouses Iran and Saudi Arabia, which fund and train proxy forces in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and accuse each other of backing terrorism. Read More »

DOJ Sues Calif. Over Federal Land Protection Bill

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The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of California in California federal court Monday, seeking an injunction on a state bill that would restrict the federal government from selling the land it owns in the state. "Our public lands should not be on the auction block to the highest bidder", California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, said in a statement. Read More »

Karnataka minister slams BJP 'chargesheet' on crimes in state

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The BJP has also filed cases against several Congress leaders including Siddaramaiah for alleged violation of the MCC. On JD (S) state president H D Kumaraswamy's allegation that Siddaramaiah in the guise of resting in a resort in Bandipur was busy readying money for assembly polls, the CM said: "Kumaraswamy might have recalled what he had done in the past". Read More »

9 killed in Bharat Bandh protests, Supreme Court asked to review SC

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The Federation also sought urgent hearing of the writ petition by tomorrow. Rail and road traffic went for a toss at many places in Punjab and Haryana today as the Dalits staged protests over dilution of the SC/ST Act . Violence erupted in parts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, two people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan. Read More »

Trump warns Mexico on frontier immigration

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They had a great chance. "Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!" "For five days now", Adolfo Flores reported on Friday, "hundreds of Central Americans - children, women and men, majority from Honduras - have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States". Read More »

China slaps retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. imports worth US$3 billion

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Still, Moya Dolsby, the head of the Idaho Wine Commission, is keeping a close eye on the increasing trade tension with China. Now he is moving toward steep tariffs to pressure Beijing into treating USA technology companies more fairly. United States drillers cut seven oil rigs in the week to March 29, bringing the total down to 797, the first decline in three weeks. "China's suspension of its tariff concessions is a legitimate action adopted under WTO rules to safeguard China's interests", ... Read More »

Rail Strike will Block France Today and Tomorrow

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The walkouts are a nationwide challenge to French President Emmanual Macron's plans to increease competition in the public sector. Four labor unions have called on rail workers to strike for two days every week until the end of June. The technology should instead be open to scrutiny to ensure public trust, Macron said."My role is not to block this change, but to be able to train or retrain people for them to get opportunities in this new world", he said in an interview.AI could ... Read More »

Trump Administration Confirms Russia can Replace Expelled Diplomats

Canberra on Sunday warned Australian travellers in Russia of the risk of "anti-Western sentiment or harassment" as the diplomatic fallout builds over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Russian diplomats expelled from the United States touched down in Moscow yesterday. On Saturday, Russia ordered 50 more British diplomats to leave the country, further escalating a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Read More »

New York Yankees cool off, split opening series

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Twice since last season the Yankees have had outfielders - Jacoby Ellsbury last May and Clint Frazier in an exhibition in February - who slammed into the outfield wall but were not immediately removed from the game. The Bombers are now down to Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton out there. Drury had the best day of them all: 2-for-3 with a two run homer. Read More »

Russian FM: Ex-spy's poisoning is a distraction from Brexit

Moscow, which vehemently denies any involvement, has responded tit-for-tat. He reiterated that Moscow had no reason to poison Skripal - whom it convicted of treason and handed over in a 2010 spy swap - on the eve of a presidential election in March and months before Russian Federation hosts the World Cup. Read More »

Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque

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A Taliban spokesman claimed that 150 civilians were killed or wounded in the attack. Afghan military helicopters bombed a mosque and religious school on Monday in the northern province of Kunduz, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 more . Read More »

GOP hopeful Molinaro launches bid for governor, blasts Cuomo

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Molinaro said in his first campaign speech in Tivoli. "Today, people have lost faith in their government in Albany, not just in the policies, but also in the honesty, character and competency of its leadership", he said. "I think that our state is far too expensive". Cuomo is viewed as a potential 2020 candidate for president, but he has not said he's interested in the job. Read More »

Jim Falls man charged with child abuse

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To confront rising numbers of abuse and neglect reports, Hennepin County's leading child abuse protection advocacy agency is opening a satellite office in Rogers. The 5 steps are: Learn the Facts, Minimize Opportunity, Talk About It, Recognize the Signs, and React Responsibly. The Hunterdon County YMCA offers this training free of charge to the general public. Read More »

SC resolves to solve Cauvery issue; Hearing posted to April 9

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He said the details of the protest would be decided after discussions with leaders. Tamil Nadu Congress President Su Thirunavukkarasar, state secretaries of CPI and CPI (M) R Mutharasan and K Balakrishnan respectively, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thol Thirumavalavan, MMK leader M H Jawahirullah, Dravidar Kazhagam chief K Veeramani were among the leaders who participated in the demonstration. Read More »

Kosovo to investigate extradition of Turkish nationals

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However, as Turkey has documented, the YPG and SDF are actually the Syrian branches of the PKK, which is recognised by Turkey, France, and the European Union as a terrorist group. In a statement on Thursday, the Elysee Palace said French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed "France's commitment against the PKK and its commitment to the security of Turkey" after a meeting with an SDF delegation. Read More »

Bharat Bandh: Four killed as protest turn violent in MP

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The ruling has been widely criticised by Dalit groups and Opposition parties which claim the dilution of the Act will lead to more discrimination and crimes against the community. In Patna, protesters stormed the railway station, forced closure of ticket counters and squatted on tracks disrupting the movement of a number of trains. Read More »

Sheriff's department SUV strikes woman at Stephon Clark vigil

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Protesters plan to gather Saturday night outside a sheriff's department office in South Sacramento rather than downtown, where thousands of fans will flock for a game between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors. Hampton said the deputy's vehicle had scratches, dents and a shattered rear window following the collision. At first, protesters walked alongside deputies' vehicles. Read More »

'Out of control' Chinese space lab to meet fiery end on Monday

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China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. "It's normal for spacecraft to re-enter the atmosphere, yet Tiangong-1 received so much attention partly because some Western countries are trying to hype and sling mud at China's fast-growing aerospace industry", it said. Read More »

Homicide rate in London on the rise

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If the upward trend continues, there would be substantially more homicides in London in 2018 than took place in 2017. London's murder rate has grown by almost 40 per cent in three years, while police figures show that New York's has fallen by 87 per cent since 1990, raising pressure on mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick. Read More »

EPA announces easing of auto and truck emissions standards

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USA environmental regulators announced on Monday they would ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high". "It would limit options for consumers in California", Bergquist said. Following the review, the EPA has determined "In light of recent data, the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised". Read More »

Apartment catches fire in Rockford

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An East Chatham apartment fire injured a firefighter and displacing five families, totaling 10 people, officials said. The fire was called in about 7:55 p.m.in the 100 block of Martha Lee Drive, near the Newport News city line. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Clara Oliver's sister told FOX 46 Charlotte her sister was taken to the hospital with burns on her hand. Read More »

Congress, RJD raise issue in Lok Sabha

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MPs from other Opposition parties crowded the well with separate demands. The AIADMK has given a call for a one-day hunger strike across Tamil Nadu on Monday on the Cauvery water issue and the party's MPs are likely to continue their protests in the house to highlight their party's hunger strike. Read More »

Police shooting victim to be named after funeral

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Police have not released his identity or condition. Officer Arena fired several shots in self defense, hitting the man in the leg. Police are calling for witnesses to come forward. The officer found the man on his cell phone in the auto and spoke briefly to a relative who was trying to get directions to Bentleyville. The Independent Police Conduct Authority is also investigating. Read More »

Man arrested by the Johannesburg Central police for murder

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Walukaye alerted the area police officers who, using their canine team arrested the suspects from a nearby bushy shrub where they had been hiding. When police caught up to him, a "physical fight" began, Pfohl said. Police received a call about a shooting incident in Clubview, Centurion on Sunday afternoon at around 16:30, according to police spokesperson Mavela Masondo. Read More »