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3 officials resign in Kenya's electoral body over poll probe

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The electoral agency's top officials were divided over how best to conduct the 2017 elections and administrative issues regarding the procurement of voting materials. It is alleged that during the session to suspend Chiloba, the three commissioners who resigned on Monday walked out. Additionally the trio said the vote to send Chiloba packing was done while some of the commissioners were out of the country. Read More »

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health

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She has had a series of recent hospitalizations, but the family did not provide details about her condition. The former First Lady announced through a family spokesperson Sunday that she is now focusing on "comfort care" and not seeking further medical treatment to extend her life. Read More »

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

China had hit back with tariffs on a wide variety of agricultural products such as soybean, corn, beef, orange juice and tobacco which are expected to hit American farmers. This is why the mid-term elections are so critical: to keep the GOP's control of the House, to enable Trump to continue to make America great again. Read More »

Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer's mystery client

Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could not identify Hannity because he asked that his name not be disclosed in connection with an Federal Bureau of Investigation seizure of Cohen's files. Davidson also represented former adult film actress Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, a former playmate. In a Monday morning filing, Cohen claimed only three legal clients since leaving his job at the Trump Organization in January 2017 and operating as a solo ... Read More »

Ant McPartlin has been sentenced after pleading guilty to drink-driving

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The other motorist involved in the collision claimed that the 42-year-old TV star's vehicle was coming round a corner like a "rocket". The statement said: "I appreciate people in the public eye should provide a positive example". "I know the consequences [of the crash] could have been much worse". He feels the guilt that is reflected in his plea'. It was reported Ant McPartlin "listened intently to impact statement of those he hit". Read More »

Man convicted of sexual assault on minor in name of witchcraft

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The man was convicted under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the court is yet to pronounce the quantum of punishment. Klinic Community Health Centre, Sage House at Mount Carmel Clinic and Heart Medicine Lodge at Ka Ni Kanichihk are all taking part in the program facilitated by the province of Manitoba. Read More »

Syria strikes' aim met, more possible if red line crossed

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On Saturday, France in coordination with the USA and the United Kingdom conducted a series of military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad after it accused the latter of being responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Douma, Eastern Ghouta on April 7th. Read More »

Pak court bans airing 'contemptuous' speeches by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam

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The petitioners submitted that Sharif and his daughter had been severely criticizing the judiciary in their public speeches. Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, who headed a three-member full bench, also ruled that the court will personally monitor PEMRA's conduct in the next two weeks to see how it implements the court's order. Read More »

Nikki Haley: Syrian Refugees Are Not Interested In Coming To The US

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The sanctions are the latest effort by the United States to punish the Assad regime and its allies for a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians two weeks ago. "As a military spouse, I know that "mission accomplished" means you have one task now in front of you, and when it's completed, it is mission accomplished", Ms. Read More »

Texas Tech baseball moves into top 5 of Baseball America rankings

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After a scoreless first inning, Schattle put Texas ahead in the second with a two-run homer into left center. The Red Raiders now sit at 29-8 and 8-4 in the Big 12, which is good for fourth in the conference standings behind Oklahoma , Oklahoma State and Texas , but are third in the country in the all-important RPI metric . Read More »

READ: UK Prime Minister Theresa May's statement on Syria strikes

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Theresa May is prepared to take action against the Assad regime in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources have told the BBC . The British, US and French bombings on Saturday followed an alleged chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on April 7. Read More »

Deadline to register to vote in primary is today

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But concerns remain over how the Taliban will react to October's legislative elections. Mohammad Hussein, a 54-year-old shopkeeper, said he wanted to vote for a candidate "able to bring about change in this country". Michael Kerrigan, USI president, said the group hoped to replicate its success in the volume of students it registered to vote ahead of the marriage equality referendum. Read More »

More Dorset children get their first choice primary school

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Yes, a marriage hall known as Ambedkar Bhavan located in the densely populated area of Jehangirabad, MP turns into the P S Ravidas School in the day for these kids as per the Times of India reports. She has a son who goes to school in Thorburn so she drives my three along with him. Since I am Mrs. Saylor's helper and in an art class, I get to see her twice a day. Read More »

Desiree Linden First American To Win Boston Marathon Since 1985

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Linden, a two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to win in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. McFadden had won the women's wheelchair division four years in a row leading up to last year's race and claims her fifth win with this year's victory, finishing with an unofficial time of 2:04:39. Read More »

Body of father, daughter found in SUV that went into California river

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The Thottapilly family were on a spring break road trip from Portland to San Jose when they lost contact with relatives on Thursday, April 5. Greg Van Patten said that rescue searchers looking for a vehicle seen going into the Eel River last week, which matched the description for the Thottapilly family auto, when they came upon a body. Read More »

Binghamton University stabbing: Police identify dead freshman

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According to official entries on the Binghamton University Facebook page , a freshman is dead as a result of a stabbing at a dorm on campus April 15. In an emergency, call 911. Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university. Read More »

Owaisi's AIMIM not to contest Karnataka polls, will support JDS

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The JD (S) already has a pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and has the support of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Mr. Owaisi had earlier said that "people of the country are fed up with BJP governance and Congress is not a viable option, neither it can become one". Read More »

Video shows police officer being body slammed in Surfers Paradise

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Link said the man denied shooting anything. A Sarasota man was arrested after stealing a vehicle with a victim's 9-year-old child in the back seat. He said they then refused to leave. She identified herself as a friend of the man they were meeting with. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded, and upon receipt of a search warrant, assisted Crestview Police in investigating the scene of the shooting. Read More »

Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

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Hank Idsinga said Monday. Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. The 66-year-old landscaper is now facing seven first-degree murder charges for allegedly killing Andrew Kinsman, 49; Selim Esen, 44; Majeed Kayhan, 59; Soroush Mahmudi, 50; Dean Lisowick, 47; Skandaraj "Skanda" Navaratnam, 40, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42. Read More »

USA to announce new economic sanctions on Russian Federation

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The United States will impose new economic sanctions against Russian Federation on Monday over its continuing support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Senior members of the lower house of parliament have said they are considering legislation to give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of US imports. Read More »

Syria's chemical weapons won't be ignored, says Johnson

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They have been tasked with investigating the site of the alleged April 7 attack in the town of Douma, just east of the capital Damascus, which Western powers said involved chlorine and sarin and killed dozens. Syria has lived through a seven-year civil war that has killed at least half a million people and created an worldwide refugee crisis. "The objective of our military action was specifically the prevention of further use of chemical weapons in order to alleviate humanitarian suffering. Read More »

Police Responding to 'Ongoing Situation' at Lee Correctional Institution

Just before midnight, police services from the corrections department joined SLED agents to gain control of the "ongoing situation" at the prison in Bishopville. In 2013, Michael McCall, then the warden at Lee, said it was the most unsafe prison in SC. The department said that seven inmates were killed and that 17 had injuries requiring outside medical help after multiple fights broke out around 7:15 p.m. Read More »

BJP accuses Congress of coining 'Hindu terror' tag, demands apology

Once busy in Congress party activities, he is now spending more time on movie shoots and it is his brother Pawan Kalyan, who founded and heads the Jana Sena Party, who is engaged in full-time politics. He however offered his fullest cooperation to any candidate the party selected. Congress is keen to improve its tally in these seats. Youths were given preference. Read More »

Russian Federation starts blocking Telegram messenger - regulator

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The watchdog, Roskomnadzor , in a statement posted on its website, said that it had sent telecoms operators notification about blocking access to the service. The media regulator sought to block the app because the firm had refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages. After the court verdict was announced, they said the planned to file an appeal. Read More »

Sargsyan nominated for PM despite protests

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On Monday morning, opposition head of Armenia's Civil Contract Party member and National Assembly (NA) "Way Out" Faction, Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters have blocked Baghramyan Avenue in Yerevan. As of 16:20 Yerevan time, the protesters are still in the radio building. The latter require that they do not restrict the right to movement of citizens. Read More »

Seven inmates killed in riot at maximum-security prison

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Monday. Mr Taillon said multiple fights broke out between inmates at 7.15pm on Sunday. The South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted that it involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units. Department of Corrections announced early Monday morning. Some local media outlets reported the local coroner had been called to the scene. In 2015, two officers were stabbed in a fight. Read More »

Hemant Brijwasi wins Rising Star 2

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Hemant beat Rohanpreet Singh, Vishnumaya Ramesh and Zaid Ali to take home a shiny trophy and a lumsome prize money. Hemant Brijwasi was announced the victor, while Rohanpreet Singh became the runner up. Meanwhile, the last round saw Rohanpreet taking to the stage as he got 78 per cent votes after singing Khuda Jaane from Bachna Ae Haseeno. Next contestant Vishnumaya sang a romantic number Bairi Piya from Devdas and as a 3 finalist received 88 percent of votes after Hemant Brijwasi and ... Read More »

IMD forecasts a normal monsoon in 2018

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Probability of normal to excess rains is 56% and that of below normal and deficit rain is 44%. Skymet said the monsoon this year could be 100 percent of the long period average (LPA) with a model error of plus and minus 5 percent. The IMD, meanwhile, said it would be able to forecast a clearer picture of the Monsoon, which normally extends from June 1 to September 30, only in June. Read More »

Climate protest lawyer sets himself on fire

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Buckel wrote that pollution was ravaging the planet and hoped his death would serve as a symbol. Buckel famously served as lead attorney in a lawsuit involving transgender murder victim Brandon Teena , who was raped and then killed in 1993. Read More »

IMO agrees strategy for cutting carbon dioxide emissions in shipping

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More specifically, under the identified "levels of ambition", the initial strategy envisages for the first time a reduction in total GHG emissions from worldwide shipping which, it says, should peak as soon as possible and to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, while, at the same time, pursuing efforts towards phasing them out entirely. Read More »

Amethi: Pregnant woman gang-raped by taxi driver and 3 others

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She initially lived with her family in the same locality in Delhi's Sultanpuri, where the suspect live with his family. The husband of the woman found dead in a Sussex home on Friday has paid tribute to her, police has confirmed. "We are looking into this angle as well", said Tiwari. The victim alleged that she got a chance to escape and ran towards the highway where she met two unidentified men who allegedly assisted her to board a public utility jeepney (PUJ) towards the city proper. Read More »