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Russian officials react to joint attack

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The White House said such targeted sanctions would help to ensure that Russian oligarchs profiting from the Kremlin's destabilising activities, including its interference of Western democratic elections in 2016 and 2017, would face consequences for their actions. Read More »

Alliance Intact As 2 BJP Ministers Resign, Mehbooba Mufti Thanks PM Modi

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Certainly, there was a lack of discretion. Ram Madhav had 45-minute meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti before taking meetings of BJP Legislature Party comprising ministers, MLAs, MLCs and senior office bearers followed by exclusive meeting with 11 party ministers at the BJP headquarters at Trikuta Nagar. Read More »

Air China flight forced to land for 'security' reason

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All passengers and crew are safe. The civil aviation body said in a brief statement on its website that the passenger aboard Air China Flight 1350 tried to use the pen to hold the attendant " under duress ". The Zhengzhou airport said it activated emergency measures as soon as the flight informed it about the incident, and that the airport was now operating normally, AP reported. Read More »

UK opposition leader says no legal basis for attack on Syria

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Macron said France had proof that the Syrian regime has used chlorine as a weapon , and told French TV channel TF1 that he was in close discussions with Trump . May recalled the ministers from their Easter holiday for a special cabinet meeting in Downing Street later today to discuss Britain's response to what she has cast as a barbaric attack that can not go unchallenged. Read More »

Knights beat Warriors for eighth-straight win

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Allie Arnett 6-1, 6-1. Offensively, the Cougars combined for 23 basehits in the twinbill with 11 coming in the opener and 12 in the nightcap. The visiting Vikings (3-2, 8-3) won in dramatic fashion as Maddie Larson launched a three-run homer over the left-center-field wall in the top of the eighth inning to give Montgomery the victory, ending a two-game skid and keeping the Vikings in the top half of the NBL standings. Read More »

BJP trying to erode Ambedkar legacy: Congress

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Ambedkar. The PM had to break his silence after (widespread criticism)... Uttam Kumar Reddy said that BJP Govt. led by Mr. Modi gave the slogan "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" but it failed to provide even ordinary security to women. "The BJP and RSS have an "anti-Dalit" mindset as their government has abolished the sub-plan for SC/STs, have talked of ending reservation and amendment to the Constitution which was framed by Ambedkar", Selja said while addressing a press conference on Ambedkar ... Read More »

Pakistani troops' killed in Afghanistan border clash

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Pakistani army spokesman Ghafoor told VOA it was not clear whether Afghan military or border police forces initiated the cross-border fire "because there is no Afghan border post in the near vicinity". Clashes are still underway, Col. Hanan said. Khost province lies next to the restive tribal belt in Pakistan. According to Azadi Radio, Pakistani forces are shelling Afghan border posts in Zazi Maiden. Read More »

Trump declares 'mission accomplished' after strike on Syria

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Barnes, who joined the protest on Saturday, said he did not believe that military attacks will solve the problem in Syria and viewed the USA military action as a disingenuous one, reports Xinhua news agency. The following Iraqi insurgency questioned the validity of the statement. The subject will be at the top of the agenda when French President Emmanuel Macron comes to Washington for a state visit in late April. Read More »

Photos of the night 105 missiles lit up Syria

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Following the strikes , Russian Federation called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the military campaign. It said the government evaluated publicly available information from nongovernmental organisations and other sources as well as unspecified French intelligence. Read More »

Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief indefinite hunger strike enters second day

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She was heavily drugged, kept at a H\idu temple and was repeatedly raped by at least three men, over four days in mid-January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17. He has also promised to make sure that the culprits do not get away. They also demanded two former BJP ministers Chowdhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga be disqualified from politics for life for their support to the accused in the case. Read More »

Mom accused of giving her 2-year-old meth and pot

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Those same witnesses told police they heard that Ecker, an alleged meth user, also gave her child meth to smoke from a pipe. The accused was identified as 20-year-old Kaitlyn Ecker from Wakulla, a county in Florida , and is facing charges of child abuse. Read More »

Homeowner Allegedly Shot Black Teen Asking For Directions

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Zeigler was charged with assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm while committing a felony. When he knocked on the door of the Zeigler's, a woman screamed: 'Why are you trying to break into my house'. "I told her, 'No, I go to Rochester High, I'm just looking for directions to Rochester High'". Brennan kept running, hid, then cried. "I turned back and I saw him aiming at me", said Brennan. Read More »

Russian Federation calls an emergency session to discuss strikes on Syria

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The United States didn't waste any time in disputing Russia's accusations. "It will be in defense of a bedrock global norm that benefits all nations", Haley said. "And we'd strike a blow against this right", explained Mikhail Emelyanov, the deputy chairman of the Duma's Legislation Committee. This scenario, he said, "cannot be tolerated. Read More »

Assad remains strong, eastern Ghouta falls

The capture of Douma comes as the rebels of the Islam Army have fully evacuated to the rebel-held city of Jarablus in northern Syria in batches. "The Russian Center for Reconciliation together with Syrian authorities has nearly completed a large-scale humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta". Read More »

Cool, wet weather expected for Boston Marathon

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It was about 15, 20 yards to my left. When they crossed the finish line an impressive five and a half hours later they were met with cheers from friends and family members. I just knew - gut instinct - I gotta go back. Kathrine Switzer, a marathon legend who was the first woman to run Boston with a numbered entry and now a 71-year-old icon, got Clark to return to Boston to run just for the love of the sport on a team with 45 women and men from all over the world, including India, South ... Read More »

Egypt's President Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of Arab Summit

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Asharq Al-Awsat received Friday a copy of the draft closing statement and draft resolutions agreed on by Arab foreign ministers following their preparatory meetings held last Thursday in Saudi Arabia ahead of the summit. Rady said that El-Sisi will discuss with Arab leaders the situation in Yemen, Libya, and Palestine, as well as other regional issues. The Arab League's Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that major threats facing Arabs are all equally important and risky. Read More »

Bullets fired twice at top court judge's house in Lahore

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Chief Justice Nisar, after reaching the residence, summoned the Punjab police chief and ordered an investigation. Rangers and police cordoned off the area and were conducting a search operation. Further, Justice Ahsan often spends his weekends in Lahore , where he, along with the chief justice, presides several cases related to public welfare in Supreme Court's Lahore registry. Read More »

Kyodo: Abe to Ask Trump to Reject 'Phased' Denuclearization of North Korea

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Wang spent eight years in Japan as a diplomat with three of those years as China's ambassador. On Monday, they will convene a high-level economic dialogue for the first time since 2010. Abe, who is due to meet with Trump in Florida on Tuesday to discuss North Korea, may also meet with Wang. The two are believed to have discussed details of a trilateral summit of leaders from Japan, China and South Korea. Read More »

Woman says cliff crash mom ran kids' 'boot camp'

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In response to an appeal by him, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she is in constant touch with the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and they are coordinating with the police. But their three other children - Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12 - are missing, officials said. The Harts moved to a home in Woodland, Washington , in mid-2017, neighbors said. Read More »

Threat of Heavy Rains Prompts Flood Watch for Islands

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A Freezing Rain warning has been placed throughout much of the area, with Environment Canada projecting ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters across the region by Sunday morning, with some areas possibly receiving more than 20 millimeters of freezing rain. Read More »

'mission accomplished' on 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

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Apparently, President Donald Trump doesn't have those concerns following Friday night's military strike in Syria . Jim Mattis and Joseph Dunford at the Pentagon on April 13. The Bush administration said the banner was meant to signify the end of the Lincoln's 10-month mission in the Persian Gulf. Trump's tweets included the phrase "mission accomplished", one of the most infamous political remarks of the Bush era. Read More »

Marian Students Stage Protest on School Closing

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In other news, four students with the Hebron High School chapter of the Business Professionals of America - Kylee Babiak, Jason Licht, Anthony Summerville and Steven Miskus - won state titles in their divisions and will attend the national competition in Dallas, Texas, on May 9-13. Read More »

Algeria crash: 257 die as plane plunges into field

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A military plane has crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people , according to Algeria's Defence Ministry. Releasing a press statement the Algerian Defence Ministry said cause of the crash is not yet known and an investigation has been ordered. Algeria has suffered a string of military and civilian aviation disasters. Read More »

Pakistan concerned over situation in Syria; condemns use of chemical weapons

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The move signalled the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation that hit sites Western officials said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons program. The US, Britain and France launched coordinated strikes against Syria's research, storage and military targets to "punish" the Bashar al-Assad regime for an apparent chemical attack in Douma that killed over 70 people. Read More »

Vladimir Putin condemns US-led airstrikes on Syria

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Striking a conciliatory note, it said: "The President of the Republic called for dialogue with Russian Federation to be maintained and stepped up to bring peace and stability back to Syria ". Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said. He said the supposed chemical attack was a hoax staged by the secret service of a "certain state" hostile to Moscow . Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

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The festival is a part of the celebrations of the Day of the Sun, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, founder and former president of North Korea. Beijing is North Korea's sole major ally, an alliance dating back to the 1950-1953 Korean War, but relations deteriorated after China supported United Nations sanctions to punish Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

The Answer Trump Needs in Syria

Syria and Russian Federation have blamed Israel for the attack, which has similarly been confirmed by the U.S. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied performing the operation. Speaking in the White House Cabinet Room Monday, Trump vowed to find out who is responsible for the attack that reportedly killed at least 40 people. Read More »

Cong demands sacking of UP CM over Unnao case

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He also emphasised that government will take stringent action against the culprits. On Monday, after uproar over his remarks, Karnataka Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao said he regretted using the strong words he used to describe UP CM Yogi Adityanath . Read More »

Unnao rape: Allahabad HC orders arrest of BJP MLA Sengar

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In the first FIR, the CBI named Sengar and Shashi Singh, a woman who allegedly took the rape victim to the BJP leader's house. The accused MLA was formally arrested around 10pm on Friday. The CBI team also reached the Unnao hotel where the victim and her family have been kept to ensure their security. "What is disturbing... is that the father of the prosecutrix, for no reason, came to be arrested and was in custody, where, we are informed, he was mercilessly beaten and succumbed to ... Read More »

Unnao gangrape case: CM Yogi assures "Strict action would be taken"

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Yes we are happy that finally an FIR has been registered against Kuldeep Singh Sengar . Had this been done much earlier, my brother would be alive today. Her uncle accused Kuldeep of giving "shelter" to anti-nationals. "I want justice, why are they putting pressure on me for an apology?" It also showed the deceased person's back with serious wounds, but its veracity could not be ascertained. Read More »

Rohingya refugee family returns to Myanmar

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A Rohingya refugee looks at the full moon with a child in tow at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, December 3, 2017. In an apparent show of its humanitarian stance, the government said the family was provided with food and clothing before they moved in with their relatives in Rakhine State. Read More »