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Kabul: 16 security personnel killed in separate Taliban attack

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Mohammad Naser Nazari, a member of the provincial council, says the attacks happened on Tuesday morning when the Taliban stormed several police and military checkpoints in Qadis district. He said the Taliban took two Afghan soldiers captive in the Farah attack but there was no immediate confirmation from the Afghan military on that. It also came following the attacks by Taliban in western Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers and policemen yesterday. Read More »

Sanju teaser out - Ranbir Kapoor's Sanjay Dutt avatar will leave you spellbound

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The Dutt biopic will portray Ranbir Kapoor in a totally different avatar. Apart from Milan Luthria's The Dirty Picture based on the life of Silk Smitha, Bollywood can not boast of many biopics on film stars. The filmmaker concluded saying it is very fearless of Sanjay Dutt to open up about his life in such a way that not everyone can do it. It shows the many ups and downs of his very public life. Read More »

Pta commuters still stranded as bus strike continues

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Meanwhile, the Essential Services Committee has approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to have public transport declared an essential service. "Unfortunately, the strike is hurting the commuters, but they understand our struggle because the commuter and the workers are the same people". The national bus strike is set to continue this week after failed wage negotiations between unions and employers, leaving Pretoria commuters stranded. Read More »

Quake in southeast Turkey injures 13

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Turkish media reported that 13 people were injured in the quake, and were taken to hospital. The condition of the injured is assessed as fair. Local and social media showed images of serious damage to numerous houses and reported schools have been ordered closed for the day. Read More »

Modi, Xi may create new template for ties

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The announcement of the informal summit comes in the backdrop of increased diplomatic interaction between India and China as both countries work towards a reset of ties after relations strained recently. Founded in 2001 by China, the SCO meets annually to discuss geopolitical issues pertaining to Eurasian security and stability. In 2016, as India pursued membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, its bid was held back by China, which refused to lend its support. Read More »

PM Modi Begins Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan from MP

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Observing National Panchayati Raj Day, PM Narendra Modi digitally marked laying of foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Maneri, Mandla . "Bapu always highlighted the importance of villages and spoke about "Gram Swaraj". "What is the rationale behind organising this Aadi Mahotsav when announcements made during similar events being organised since the last three years were not yet implemented?" questioned former MLAs Narayan Singh Patta, Bhupendra Barkade and Dr Ashok Marskole at a ... Read More »

Bengal panchayat polls: One dead, MLA injured in violence during nominations

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Party national general secretary and co-observer for Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya said that party's Panchayat poll candidates had been barred from filing their nominations. Firm to stop Opposition members from filing nomination, armed TMC members run riot and killed a BJP minority cell leader Sheikh Dildar at Siuri-I block in Birbhumand district on Monday. Read More »

Not Yeddyurappa's son, but another BJP leader submits affidavit from Varuna

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BJP state president Yeddyurappa's announcement at a meeting organised by the party at Nanjanagudu, near Mysuru, led to largescale protests by BJP workers. He said Vijayendra agreed to campaign in Varuna, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar and help the BJP candidates win. In fact, PTI reported, he had even taken a house there on rent. Read More »

Corbyn set for showdown with Jewish groups that led protests against him

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Labour has said there must be " zero tolerance " of anti-Semitism within the party. Referring to the " Enough is Enough " demonstration organized by their groups, leaders from the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews wrote: "Last month's protest was a necessary moment of catharsis, as painful for Labour as it was for our community, but we can not now return to 'business as usual'". Read More »

US, allies 'bombed' Syria peace talks by recent strikes: Lavrov

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He also said the U.N.is "doing everything" to accelerate the process of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission arrival in Syria's Douma. The presence of the advanced system in Syria, the report quoted Viktor Bondarev, head of the Russian Federation Council on Defense, "will sober the hot heads of not only North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military and generals". Read More »

Russian officials caution Israel ahead of S-300…

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The Western countries blame Assad for the attack that killed dozens of people. Lavrov criticised the US-led missile strikes on Syria last week as they undermined the Geneva talks for the Syrian settlement under the auspices of the United Nations at a time when Russia, Turkey and Iran very closely approached the resumption of the Geneva process. Read More »

Russian Lawyer Sheds Light on Her Meeting With Trump Jr. in 2016

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She claimed that Mueller would contact her if he was interested in the truth about the 2016 campaign, the AP reported. "We've been beyond cooperative with them, we're continuing to cooperate with them", she said. He also announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election. "They were not interrupting me". Read More »

White House Walks Back Haley's Announcement About Sanctions Against Russia

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Another source close to Haley said the ambassador "isn't going to let the President run over her like some of these star-struck men around the White House let him do". She said Mnuchin would be announcing them Monday, "if he hasn't already". Regardless! Haley quite clearly was led to believe that the sanctions were a done deal when she mentioned them on Sunday. Read More »

Soldier killed in Tral encounter

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As the joint team intensified the combing operation, the militants hiding opened the fire on forces. According to CNN-News18, militants fled the spot after they were involved in a gun battle with the security forces. Read More »

25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence's death

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Many of those attending the service were wearing the orange ribbon lapel badges of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Today (Apr 23), a memorial service took place at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in central London with Baroness Doreen Lawrence , Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle among others in attendance. Read More »

Former US President George HW Bush admitted to Houston hospital

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It happened a day after attending the funeral of his late wife Barbara. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering". He also was hospitalised in 2015 in ME after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck, and in December 2014 for about a week for shortness of breath. Read More »

Ebrahim Rasool to lead ANC's Western Cape elections campaign

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Mbalula says that the party has confidence in Rasool, who needs no introduction, having served as premier between 2004 and 2008. "We saw the leader of the DA coming to the City to take over a City function of managing the water crisis". De Lille is now facing an internal motion of no confidence by the DA , and if it succeeds the party could, with the permission of the federal executive, invoke the " De Lille Clause " which allows party members in executive office to be removed or forced to ... Read More »

New Oriental (NYSE:EDU) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.29

Origin Asset Management Llp sold 74,900 shares as New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I ( EDU)'s stock declined 4.38%. Argent Capital Management Llc, which manages about $2.51B and $2.90 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Triton International Limited O by 21,890 shares to 105,510 shares, valued at $4.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Read More »

G7 Ministers Meet On Russia, North Korea Threats

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Freeland made no public comment on North Korea as she opened Sunday's talks at the University of Toronto. France's President Emmanuel Macron arrived in the United States on Monday for a state visit and talks with Trump, and Johnson said there was "not a wafer" or difference between London and Paris on the Iran deal. Read More »

AFSPA completely removed from Meghalaya

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Fatal casualties among civilian and security forces are down by 96 percent. The act empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice. In Assam, sustained counter-insurgency operations against National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbjit) have resulted in neutralising 63 cadres and the arrest of 1,052 others besides recovery of arms and ammunition between December 2014 and March 2018. Read More »

Activist who helped uncover Flint water crisis wins environmental prize

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The honor recognizes grassroots environmental activists from around the globe. Walters now lives in Virginia but regularly returns to Flint, where thousands of home water lines are being replaced due to the lead crisis. The state of emergency was declared by the Obama administration and the state. Walters tells us that her children still have health concerns like hand-eye coordination issues and speech impairment because of the lead poisoning. Read More »

Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX) PT Lowered to $25.00 at Stifel Nicolaus

Hills Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Us Bancorp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $83.38B market cap company. EQT Midstream Partners, LP provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM). Read More »

Students Set To Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence In Schools

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Alfonso Calderon, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff on February 14, came to Arizona to join in the March for Our Lives walkout and Capitol die-ins. Throughout the march from CHS to town hall, and back to CHS, Maplewood police blocked off streets, directed traffic, and generally kept the streets clear of vehicles while the students were walking. Read More »

China captures arson suspect in karaoke lounge blaze that killed 18

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The fire was reported at around 0:30 a.m.in a bar in Qingyuan City, and was put out at 0:55, said a statement issued by the public security bureau of Qingyuan. Deadly fires are very common is China as fire safety rules are often flouted in the country. According to reports, Chinese courts past year jailed 21 people including firefighters and government staff over a fire at a nursing home that killed 38 elderly people at the privately-owned home in central Henan province in 2015. Read More »

Missing child alert for Tampa newborn canceled

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Sage Cooper, who is just over a month old, was last seen at 9212 Oak Pride Court in Tampa with his mother, Kaitlynn Lovel, 25. Authorities canceled the missing child alert that was issued Monday for a 2-week-old baby boy from Tampa. According to TBO , investigators think that the parents absconded with the baby after learning that a Hillsborough County judge signed a court order on April 21 to immediately place the baby into state custody. Read More »

Uh oh: Ronny Jackson's VA nomination on the rocks over "allegations"

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Johnny Isakson to postpone Jackson's confirmation hearing , which was scheduled for Wednesday, in light of stories about Jackson told by current or former White House medical staff about the work environment. "And some questions that need to be answered". Jackson, who now serves as Trump's physician, is already facing scrutiny over his lack of experience managing an agency as large as the VA - the US government's second-largest agency. Read More »

Trump says he has given Kim no concessions

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The entire world has an interest in ensuring the security of North Korea's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and weapons-usable materials. During a trip to China last month, North Korean leader Kim suggested that he wants step-by-step disarmament in return for the lifting of economic restrictions against his country. Read More »

Father arrested after Richmond toddler found dead in suitcase in New Jersey

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Richmond Police issued a missing persons' alert for Te'Myah Plummer, 2, and her father, 37-year-old Travis L. Plummer just last month. The girl's father was subsequently tracked by investigators to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was arrested without incident by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on April 19, and is now awaiting extradition proceedings to Hudson County. Read More »

Taulia Tagovailoa, brother of Tua, commits to Alabama

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Taulia Tagovailoa is the No. 6-ranked pro style quarterback according to 247Sports.com's Composite Rankings. He announced his decision at Alabama's spring game. But he's excited to play, he told me today that he wants to go out and play, wants to go out and throw the ball. Those instincts may come in handy with the starting quarterback battle against Tagovailoa expected to continue deep into fall camp. Read More »

Pregnant teacher carjacked at Maryland school by group of girls, cops say

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Police are still searching for the suspects. The four suspects allegedly went to the elementary school posing as guardians registering a child and approached a teacher in the parking lot after speaking with school administrators. Talk of the attack quickly spreading through what parents say is a safe area. "I would have thought this is a very safe neighborhood", parent Teresa Lowenhaupt said. Read More »