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Labour make no major gains in elections despite Tory scandals

Labour make no major gains in elections despite Tory scandals

Barnet, a borough in North London with a large Jewish population, moved under Conservative control as Labour activists claimed their vote suffered on account of the controversy about anti-Semitism in the party . Reacting to the results Corbyn said: "Labor achieved a solid set of results". Former Downing Street spin doctor Alastair Campbell said that nobody could take comfort from Labour's performance at the local elections this week. Read More

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Minor gang-raped, burnt alive

Minor gang-raped, burnt alive

Asked if the woman was in a relationship with the accused, police said they were investigating the case from all angles. The family has filed a case at the Itkhori police station. According to media report, 6 accused are still on run. At the panchayat, the girl and boy admitted to be in love, but mukhiya Sunita Devi alias Tileshwari Devi, heading the panchayat, ordered Dhanu to do 100 sit-ups and pay Rs 50,000 as penalty at a kangaroo court. Read More

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Trump shames Mueller team in NRA speech, on heels of judge's rebuke

Trump shames Mueller team in NRA speech, on heels of judge's rebuke

Manafort has asked the judge to review Mueller's authority to bring charges in an investigation that began well before the special counsel's appointment and focused on actions years before the campaign. Dreeben said he could not answer. Over a year after its launch, Special Counsel Mueller's investigation has yet to find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-Putin protest

Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-Putin protest

On Saturday, a counter-demonstration by members of the radical pro-Putin group, NOD, occupied the Moscow square before the Navalny supporters arrived. He said he would continue planning protests through the week. "The country needs changes", said a 20-year-old protester, Stepan Duvanov. The chaotic arrests in Moscow were an echo of protests held the day before Putin's last inauguration in 2012, which ended in violent clashes with police. Read More

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23 dead, several injured as coal mine collapses in Quetta

23 dead, several injured as coal mine collapses in Quetta

At least 43 workers were killed in March 2011 when explosions triggered a collapse in a coal mine in Balochistan, which has battled separatist insurgents and militants for more than a decade. Deputy Commissioner Quetta Dr Farrukh Atique and other officials from the provincial disaster management authority reached the site of the incident and supervised rescue efforts. Read More

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NASA Successfully launches 'InSight' to quest deep inside Mars

NASA Successfully launches 'InSight' to quest deep inside Mars

Banerdt said Mars is ideal for learning how the rocky planets of our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago. "This is a big day". "You know we spend our lives working on Mars missions and we don't get to send them off that many times so when it really comes together, we're just thrilled", said Business Development Manager for Lockheed Martin , David Murrow. Read More

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Liberman responds to Abbas apology

Liberman responds to Abbas apology

Abbas triggered global outrage after he suggested that hostility toward Jews in Europe was not linked to religious intolerance, but due to their "social function related to banks and interests". Edition of the American tabloid the New York Times joined critics of Mahmoud Abbas amid his anti-Semitic remarks about the Holocaust , which he characterized as a result of the financial activities of the European Jews. Read More

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DHS cancels special TPS protections for Honduran migrants

DHS cancels special TPS protections for Honduran migrants

The Hondurans' deadline is January 2020. Marlon Tabora, Honduras' ambassador to the United States, said the conditions did not exist in the country to repatriate tens of thousands of people. But their fate reflects the broader conflict between an administration that will use any technicality (and it is correct in arguing that the "temporary" nature of TPS has changed) to reduce the number of non-citizens in the country, and those who argue that they should be left in peace so long as they ... Read More

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Windy, warm Tuesday in Oklahoma, severe weather possible

Windy, warm Tuesday in Oklahoma, severe weather possible

West southwest wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. Some Pacific moisture will return over the weekend which will bring more clouds and a slight chance of late day showers and thunderstorms to the Cowboy State. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Sunday, May 6: High: 57. Monday night - Mostly clear, with a low about 45. "The main threats will be strong winds of 60 - 70 miles per hour, 1-2.5" size hail and some areas could see up to two inches of rain. Read More

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PM flays Cong for 'insulting' Karnataka's courageous officials Gen Thimayya, Cariappa

PM flays Cong for 'insulting' Karnataka's courageous officials Gen Thimayya, Cariappa

Bangarappa and even B.S. Yeddyurappa attempted their hands in vain for establishment of a regional force. He claimed that it was Siddaramaiah who wanted to become CM in 2004 with the saffron party's support when he was in the JD (S). When we wanted to accord constitutional status to the OBC commission, it blocked our move", he said. Karnataka has "siddha rupaiya" government, and this government has put the state under debt. Read More

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'Not an average day:' USA border agents discover tiger cub

'Not an average day:' USA border agents discover tiger cub

Border patrol agents are used to seeing many odd things on the U.S. -Mexico border. Agents say the cub was taken by veterinary staff with the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. That's how Derrick Deluna describes the U.S. Mexico border. The zoo said in a tweet yesterday the tiger was doing well and the next step will be to find it a permanent home. Read More

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Japan's Abe in the UAE to boost ties

Japan's Abe in the UAE to boost ties

Israeli portal Calcalist reported that Abe will be accompanied by sufficiently large trade delegation. A four-party consultative unit comprised of Japan, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians held a meeting at the Dead Sea in Jordan on Sunday night to discuss their "corridor for peace and prosperity" initiative. Read More

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China trade talks center on rivalry over tech dominance

China trade talks center on rivalry over tech dominance

The US delegation is being led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who is tasked with sorting out the trade dispute with the Asian economic giant. The Chinese delegation is led by Liu He, President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser . It will not be abandoned due to external pressure". Supported, for example by New York Fed President William Dudley, they argue the economy is doing well and a trade war is not winnable - those are false and Beijing has left Washington little choice but ... Read More

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China's foreign minister arrives in N. Korea

China's foreign minister arrives in N. Korea

The minister expressed hope for a "meaningful outcome" for denuclearization from the upcoming North Korea-US summit as he greeted the five-member delegation from the Congressional Study Group on Korea. A few other American soldiers were also present at the rest area, where we stopped on our way to the Demilitarised Zone. It was set during Japan's rule over the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Read More

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IN congressman, 17 colleagues, nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

IN congressman, 17 colleagues, nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Trump's supporters on Capitol Hill are pushing the idea that he deserves a Nobel, and Trump clearly enjoyed it Saturday when supporters at a MI rally began chanting "Nobel" as he talked about North Korea. Trump is expected to meet with Kim at the beginning of the summer. The idea has been floated by the President himself, as well as the South Korean President, after the latter met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un for the first time last week. Read More

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Special counsel could subpoena Trump

Special counsel could subpoena Trump

Neither had the resources of a major law firm to draw on. From the start, Trump's legal team has been out-manned by Mueller's. Trump has seemed keen to do the interview and has said so publicly, but his lawyers have advised him not to, fearing he could damage himself, given his tendency to give false statements and contradict himself. Read More

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Armenian opposition leader calls for strike

Armenian opposition leader calls for strike

The late night rally capped a dramatic day in parliament, which had convened to elect him as prime minister. Nikol Pashinyan delivers a speech at a parliament session in Yerevan, Armenia, on May 1, 2018. The ruling Republican Party refused to name a candidate after the ousting of their long-time leader, prime minister and former president Serzh Sargsyan . Read More

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Attack On Journalists Is An Attack on Democracy

Attack On Journalists Is An Attack on Democracy

Snubbing an offer of peace talks by President Ashraf Ghani, the Taliban last week announced the launch of its annual spring offensive . "We anticipated and are doing our best and have been successful at blocking many of these attacks on innocent people but unfortunately once in a while they get through because any terrorist organization that realizes it can't win by ballots and turns to bombs, this is simply what they do", Mattis said . Read More

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Cardinal George Pell to face two trials over historic sexual abuse

Cardinal George Pell to face two trials over historic sexual abuse

Melbourne magistrate Belinda Wallington said she was "satisfied" there was enough evidence for a conviction on "multiple" charges with a directions hearing due today to discuss a trial date. The Vatican issued a short statement Tuesday night saying the Holy See had "taken note" of the decision to commit Pell to trial. He said Pell's age, 76, combined with the age of one of the complainants should lead the court to expedite the case. Read More

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Rouhani tells Macron Iran nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

Rouhani tells Macron Iran nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

Iran stopped producing 20 percent enriched uranium when it signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015 in return for the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Trump has threatened to leave the deal, which was negotiated by the previous Obama Administration. With that deadline just around the corner, US officials are planning how they will deal with the aftermath if Trump does choose to pull out of the agreement. Read More

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Morocco Breaks Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Morocco Breaks Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Bourita added that his country had chose to close its embassy in Tehran and asked Iran's ambassador to leave the country. "I've had a long discussion with Iran's foreign affairs minister to present him all the reasons that induced this decision". Ties were gradually restored around 2014, but they were never strong, with Rabat backing Teheran's arch-rival, Saudi Arabia. Read More

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Cat captured after week hiding inside JFK Airport

Cat captured after week hiding inside JFK Airport

For more than a week, airport staff and travelers alike reported spotting the cat, which mostly came out in the middle of the night in search for food. When the cat stubbornly remained out of arm's reach, they set up humane animal traps with cat food for bait - but they still had no luck. Enter Tang, the Pepper whisperer. Read More

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'World's oldest spider' dies at home after 43 years

'World's oldest spider' dies at home after 43 years

Trapdoor spiders , which are common across Australia and can be found in the wild as well as in residential areas, typically live between five and 20 years. It's not known when Number 16 passed away, but it was sometime during that year. The world's oldest known spider died aged 43. Trapdoor spiders are one of the most ancient species on Earth. Read More

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World's Oldest Spider Dead at 43

World's Oldest Spider Dead at 43

It was the oldest spider known to science, passing the previous record holder, a 28-year-old Mexican tarantula. The arachnid's significant life had allowed scientists to further investigate the behaviour and population dynamics of trapdoor spiders. Read More

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Stormy Daniels Sues Donald Trump for Defamation

Stormy Daniels Sues Donald Trump for Defamation

Because they know what I have been saying for weeks - he will soon flip on Mr. Trump and they want to be able to claim he is lying when he does. "Mr Trump used his national and global audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack Ms Clifford", the filing to a NY federal court reads. Read More

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