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Good health is the foundation of human progress, says PM Narendra Modi

Good health is the foundation of human progress, says PM Narendra Modi

The event also highlighted the need for universal health coverage and the advantages it can bring. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has the vision of "Together for a healthier world ". "Their inclusion is of paramount importance to rights-based health systems and global health security". Why Universal health coverage matters? The First World Assembly was held by the WHO in 1948. Read More

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Brazil's Lula says he will turn himself in

Brazil's Lula says he will turn himself in

However, authorities quickly defused tension by declaring that Lula was not yet considered a fugitive. After the speech, he was lifted on to the shoulders of supporters who chanted "I am Lula" and carried him back into the building. "We are here to resist to the end". Former U.S. President Barack Obama once called da Silva the "most popular politician on Earth". If granted, this would give Lula until early next week without fear of arrest. Read More

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EPA officials sidelined or demoted after raising concerns about Pruitt

EPA officials sidelined or demoted after raising concerns about Pruitt

During the Fox News interview, Pruitt was also questioned about whether it might be an issue that he had rented a Capitol Hill condo - for below market value - linked to an energy lobbyist. Pruitt also drew scrutiny this week for allegedly supporting a plan to give two of his most loyal aides salary hikes. As a press briefing that same day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to defend Pruitt as his troubles mounted. Read More

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Malaysian PM Najib announces dissolution of parliament paving way for election

Malaysian PM Najib announces dissolution of parliament paving way for election

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said he had received the proclamation on the dissolution of the 13th Parliament from Najib as provided for under Article 55 (2) of the Federal Constitution. Najib will make the announcement via state broadcaster RTM, state-linked Berita Harian reported, without citing the source of information. The scandal has created a rift between Najib and 92-year-old Mahathir, who ruled for 22 years before retiring in 2003, and has become Najib's harshest ... Read More

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Donald Trump Sends Regrets & Sanders To WH Correspondents Dinner

Donald Trump Sends Regrets & Sanders To WH Correspondents Dinner

Reagan skipped the 1981 event because he was recovering from an assassination attempt. Trump skipped the event previous year, holding a rally in Pennsylvania instead. He deemed last year's correspondents' dinner a "massive failure", prompting Mr. McGuirk to chime in, "Yes, yes!" The president spent Thursday tweeting his displeasure with the Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper's headlines about the White House's China tariff policies . Read More

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4 staff killed in shooting at university in Turkish city

4 staff killed in shooting at university in Turkish city

Other reports said the attacker had upset colleagues by alleging they were members of the group blamed for the failed 2016 coup in Turkey . "This person had claimed that some members of the university were members of FETO, and he had made similar claims (previously) in court", Gonen said, using an acronym denoting the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen . Read More

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Apple discloses gender pay gap at United Kingdom operations

Apple discloses gender pay gap at United Kingdom operations

In total, just three firms of the 73 which submitted data claimed to pay men and women equally. In practice, this would mean a statutory investigation process, she said . And judging by the results, organizations have a long way to go. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. pays its female staff on average 56 percent less than men at the bank, while Lloyds Banking Group Plc pays women about a third less than men. Read More

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Foreign spies have apparently been intercepting cell-phone calls in DC

Foreign spies have apparently been intercepting cell-phone calls in DC

However DHS hasn't determined their origin. The devices, often referred to as Stingrays after a popular model made by Harris Corp., imitate a cell tower to capture caller location and other associated data. Privacy advocates have long raised concerns about the government's use of the technology without a warrant, especially in criminal cases, and law enforcement in the United States has fought to keep secret how it works and when it is used. Read More

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US plans to sanction Russian oligarchs

US plans to sanction Russian oligarchs

According to officials, the sanctions are economic and created to target oligarchs with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin . Yulia Skripal , the daughter of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, has spoken for the first time since their poisoning to say her father was "sleeping". Read More

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Man from Orange admits to possessing child porn in prison

Man from Orange admits to possessing child porn in prison

Investigators responded and said they found thousands of photographs of child pornography and numerous electronic devices that included hard drives, DVDs and VHS tapes. Maryland State police said he is charged with three counts each of second degree rape, second degree sex offense, third degree sex offense, and fourth degree sex offense. Read More

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Homeowner, 78, kills intruder, arrested for murder

Homeowner, 78, kills intruder, arrested for murder

Officers were called to reports of a burglary in progress on Tuesday night after two men entered a house in South Park Crescent in Hither Green, south-east London. Adam Lake, who lives near the scene, said he did not feel safe from crime in the area. Mr Osborn-Brooks suffered bruising to his arms and was initially arrested on suspicion of GBH, before later being re-arrested on suspicion of murder. Read More

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Hebron man jailed for allegedly injuring woman

Hebron man jailed for allegedly injuring woman

Responding authorities reported fuel was used near Polite's head and detectives found a large amount of blood in the backseat of Jibson's auto. They then heard a single gunshot. A woman who says she reported Jennifer and Sarah Hart in 2013 for child abuse has spoken out following their apparent suicide. After reporting her concerns in 2013, Argyropoulos said, she was told the Hart children had been interviewed by officials from the OR department; it was apparent that each child had been ... Read More

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Trump undecided on troop levels at border

Trump undecided on troop levels at border

President Trump patted himself and the Mexican government on the back on Thursday for stopping a "caravan" of migrants from Central America making their way through Mexico to the United States border. Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on today to create a human chain of peace if US President, Donald Trump , militarizes the border in his crusade against migrants. Read More

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Mailbag: Australian gun law a good model (March 28) For April 1

Mailbag: Australian gun law a good model (March 28) For April 1

In 2003, the last full year before the law expired, the US murder rate was 5.7 per 100,000 people. But, that only applies to the underserved areas of black communities which apparently, no one else seems to care about. The day after the February 14 Parkland shooting, Scott, a moderate Republican who has kept his distance from President Trump, said he saw no need for new gun laws - a position in line with years of precedent in Vermont, a rural state with a committed population of hunters. Read More

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Tesla produced 2020 Model 3 sedans last week

Tesla produced 2020 Model 3 sedans last week

The company urges the drivers to keep using the vehicles if they haven't experienced any problems but all this bad press is causing problems for Tesla and makes us wonder what Elon Musk was actually trying to convey through this joke. While Tesla had promised to reach 2,500 cars per week in the first quarter which ended March 31, the Model 3 weekly numbers it gave were for the seven days to April 2. Read More

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Indian gov't withdraws controversial order to curb fake news following criticism

Indian gov't withdraws controversial order to curb fake news following criticism

Within less than half an hour of those tweets , some journalists and media organisations broke the news about the withdrawal of the notification , on Twitter . It covers digital publications and social media and will apply to offenders who maliciously spread " fake news " inside and outside Malaysia, including foreigners, if Malaysia or a Malaysian citizen were affected. Read More

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Bob Rae, special envoy to Myanmar, to release report on Rohingya crisis

Bob Rae, special envoy to Myanmar, to release report on Rohingya crisis

In the video, Abu tells the interviewer; "We are moving because during the monsoons, the water rises very high here". It had since been escorted to the peninsula and its occupants handed over to immigration authorities for processing. Mr Kitibodee also said that the Thai authorities had distributed food, clothes and fuel to the refugees before letting them continue their journey to Malaysia around noon on Sunday, news agency Bernama reported. Read More

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Queen of Pop petitions Saudi crown prince — Sunni and Cher

Queen of Pop petitions Saudi crown prince — Sunni and Cher

The Saudi crown prince , who is midway through a tour in the U.S., expressed similar concerns, stating that the American troop's presence is the last effort stopping Iran from continuing to expand. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews. We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The German Israeli Society welcomed what it described as the "very reasonable position" taken by the Crown Prince . Read More

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CM Naidu will be coming to meet floor leaders of parties: TDP

CM Naidu will be coming to meet floor leaders of parties: TDP

The TDP leader said that all three of them will be extended an invitation again for the next all-party meeting which will be held after Naidu returns to Andhra Pradesh. The two leaders met at Andhra Bhavan and were believed to have discussed the current political situation in the country after Naidu's TDP broke away from the BJP-led NDA, an AAP leader said. Read More

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Students rally against gun violence

Students rally against gun violence

Another thing that we all can do is be sensitive to those around us. "When I have looked at a firearms restriction I have been guided by one principle; will the proposed legislation keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who should not possess them", said state Sen. Read More

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17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead In North London

She was murdered shortly before 9.30pm in nearby Chalgrove Road. "Everyone knows Tanesha, she's just a humble girl". The murdered girl was identified in the CCTV by a friend's mother. The controversial practice was curbed by then-interior minister May in 2014 in response to criticism the practice targeted minorities. Fatal stabbings in England and Wales are now at their highest levels since 2011 - growing by 12 per cent in the year ending December 2017. Read More

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U.S. hasn't finished job in Syria against Islamic State

U.S. hasn't finished job in Syria against Islamic State

Trump's remarks suggested he believed that the USA military-backed campaign against Islamic State in Syria was close to being complete. "Sometimes it's time to come back home". "It's a time", Trump said . That's a calculated move on the part of Mattis, who does not want Trump to associate him with an issue that he perceives as troublesome - or at least overly complicated - said the person. Read More

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Crowds ecstatic after momentous Pakistan-Windies series

Crowds ecstatic after momentous Pakistan-Windies series

With that being said, the Pakistan team remains the No. 1 team in T20I and an inexperienced West Indies is visiting their country for three-match T20I. "It is a good wicket, but I think our shot execution [let us down] and we didn't apply ourselves well enough", said Mohammed, who is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Carlos Brathwaite. Read More

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'Final' evacuation deal reached for Ghouta's Douma: monitor

'Final' evacuation deal reached for Ghouta's Douma: monitor

Meanwhile, near the capital Damascus , there were conflicting reports on whether a main rebel group will evacuate the largest and last rebel-held town in the area, known as eastern Ghouta . A civilian committee taking part in the negotiations with Russian Federation said a deal had been reached "to evacuate humanitarian cases to northern Syria". Read More

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Bellinger, Hill lead Dodgers to 9-0 win over slumping Giants

Bellinger, Hill lead Dodgers to 9-0 win over slumping Giants

Starter Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings and three relievers finished the shutout. His effort was not rewarded: The Dodgers responded with only one hit in seven innings against San Francisco starter Johnny Cueto . "For me, I've got a long way to go, but we've got a lot of games left". In the complaint filed Wednesday, the plaintiffs outline several instances of the team's having openly embraced business from ticket brokers through the last 30 years since its last World Series title ... Read More

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Presidency reveals what Buhari will do to Obasanjo, IBB

Presidency reveals what Buhari will do to Obasanjo, IBB

On the call by Buhari's contemporaries for him to retire, the presidential aide said it they like, the can come out and run against the president. A picture of President Muhammadu Buhari with Naomi stirred up a massive conversation online after Naomi claimed to have been invited by the retired Major General in the Nigerian Army - and the presidency swiftly responded with a disclaimer. Read More

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