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HBO producing documentary series on Serial's Adnan Syed

HBO producing documentary series on Serial's Adnan Syed

The series, which isn't associated directly with the podcast, will further explore the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee. The series also includes "exclusive access to Adnan Syed, his family and his lawyers", as Berg "has been closely following their efforts to obtain justice, with the outcome still to be determined - and possibly shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself". Read More

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North Korea starts dismantling of nuclear test site

North Korea starts dismantling of nuclear test site

The dismantling would come before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump meet for June 12 talks in Singapore expected to focus on Kim's nuclear program. 'We have two more tunnels that are bigger than the existing ones and that they are in good condition, ' he said. The move is another notable step in North Korea's diplomatic charm offensive, which comes after a year of constant weapons testing and heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. Read More

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PM Modi to visit Russian Federation next week for informal summit with Putin

PM Modi to visit Russian Federation next week for informal summit with Putin

NEW DELHI :Perhaps inspired by the recent summit with China's president Xi Jinping in Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sochi , Russia on May 21 for an "informal" summit with President Vladimir Putin . There had been some differences over Pakistan and Afghanistan, but it had never threatened the relationship, as per sources. Rosoboronexport has long-standing significant contracts and business ties with India and other countries. Read More

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Putin opens Crimean Bridge

Putin opens Crimean Bridge

Vladimir Putin has opened a bridge that will serve as Russia's only road link to Crimea , demonstrating Moscow's control over the annexed peninsula and easing its residents' isolation. Once it opens for traffic on Wednesday, it will be able to carry up to 40,000 cars per day. Ukraine has condemned the project, which cost 228 billion rubles ($3.7 billion). Read More

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Sharif defends 26/11 remark as Pak top brass slams him

Sharif defends 26/11 remark as Pak top brass slams him

Sharif. On Monday, a petition to register a treason case was filed against Sharif, on the grounds that his comments could potentially hurt the nation's security and its institutions. India blamed Pakistan for failing to act against those behind the raids. He said that did we take this forward as well as it turned into the feature of each TV slot and it is likewise turned into the plan of the Parliament. Read More

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Iranian foreign minister visits Beijing amid nuclear deal crisis

Russian Federation is trying to keep the landmark 2015 accord alive in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe. A Russian foreign ministry spokesman confirms Zarif would meet Russia's Sergei Lavrov on Monday morning. "They will never abandon the U.S. for us", said housewife Poormoslem at a protest rally against Trump on Friday. Read More

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What next for Iraq as cleric Sadr heads for election win?

What next for Iraq as cleric Sadr heads for election win?

With Sadr's Alliance of Revolutionaries for Reform coalition [Saairun] in the lead as 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces are counted, it now appears the Shia cleric will become Iraq's main powerbroker. Supporters in his impoverished Baghdad stronghold, Sadr City, were hopeful that victory could spell improvements. "But we have had no results". Sadr is likely to face fierce opposition from established political forces , who may look to coalesce in a bid to stop him taking control. Read More

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Melania Trump undergoes surgery for 'benign kidney condition'

Melania Trump undergoes surgery for 'benign kidney condition'

The White House did not offer any additional details on Mrs Trump's condition. President Trump spoke with his wife of 13 years before the procedure and talked to the doctor after it was completed, a White House official said. Is Melania Trump the HOTTEST first lady ever? The Trumps and their marriage have been under scrutiny in recent months after revelations that a porn actress was paid $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. Read More

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Pilot 'sucked halfway out' after cockpit windshield shatters

Pilot 'sucked halfway out' after cockpit windshield shatters

Pictures shared online show the co-pilot's side of the windshield gone and it emerged that he was nearly sucked out of the window by the sudden loss of pressure. "When we finally landed, some of the women were in tears", he said. A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was sucked halfway out of an aircraft's cockpit when its windshield shattered during a flight, Chinese state media has reported. Read More

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day

And it's something that's done every year to honor fallen officers from around the country. "This was actually signed into law by President John F. Kennedy ". Attorney General Jeff Sessions led the tribute in Washington DC, reading the names of the heroic officers killed in the line of duty. The Metropolitan King County Council today joined communities across the United States in recognition of National Police Week. Read More

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Soros fund quits Hungary over government's 'repressive' policies

Soros fund quits Hungary over government's 'repressive' policies

The legislation, invoking national security interests, would block any organization from advising or representing asylum seekers and refugees without a government license. Soros, through his Open Society Foundations initiative, has pushed for pro-immigration policies attracting the ire of Orban and his supporters. Soros' Foundations have about 100 employees in Budapest. Read More

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Cano Handed 80 Game Drug Suspension

Cano Handed 80 Game Drug Suspension

He was batting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this year. Cano is now out injured after suffering a broken bone in his hand after being hit by a pitch. Cano also stated that in 15 years of professional baseball he never failed a drug test "for the simple reason that I have never taken one". Our organization fully supports the Program. Read More

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Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake

Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said Tuesday. Facebook took action on 1.9 million pieces of content over terrorist propaganda. This was up by three quarters from 1.1m during the previous quarter because of improvements in Facebook's ability to find such content using photo detection technology. Read More

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United States comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

On The Late Show on CBS, host Stephen Colbert joked of the break with tradition, "Now we just have to destabilize Antarctica, and we'll have global-crisis bingo". Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner . "Jared explained that the embassy was good for peace". Colbert then played a clip of Kushner speaking, overlaid with audio of a comically high-pitched voice reading his speech. Read More

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Police HQ in Indonesia city attacked after church bombings

Police HQ in Indonesia city attacked after church bombings

A family was also responsible for a series of suicide bombings on churches on Sunday, which claimed 13 lives. As noted by the BBC , "The archipelago, home to 260 million people, has seen a resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent years but the scale of the attacks in Surabaya has raised fresh concerns about the potency of jihadist networks". Read More

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USA move on Iran threatens €143m Irish export trade

USA move on Iran threatens €143m Irish export trade

Bolton also repeated the administration's objection to the sunset provisions in the Iran deal, which President Donald Trump had called "totally unacceptable", reported CNN . "That's what we are going to do and I will be hard at it with the Europeans in the next several days", said the top USA diplomat. In an interview with ZDF public television, Altmaier noted the United States has set a 90-day deadline for foreign firms to comply with the return of sanctions and that this period can be ... Read More

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Catalonia elects Quim Torra as new regional president

Catalonia elects Quim Torra as new regional president

Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium after being sacked as Catalonia's leader when he attempted to force through an illegal, internationally unrecognised independence referendum in October, is now in Berlin awaiting a German court ruling on whether he will be extradited to Spain on charges that he misused public funds for his secessionist vote. Read More

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Iranian FM Zarif In Moscow To Meet Lavrov On Nuclear Deal

Iranian FM Zarif In Moscow To Meet Lavrov On Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. Under the deal signed in Vienna with six world powers - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US, Germany, and the European Union - Iran scaled back its uranium enrichment programme and promised not to pursue nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Read More

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Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria Thursday: monitor

Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria Thursday: monitor

Israel said it destroyed almost all of Iran's military infrastructure in the strikes which were launched in response to 20 missiles fired at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. What exactly happened on Thursday? Reports of unprecedented clashes between Israel and Iran over Syria have sparked calls for restraint from world leaders anxious about the risk of all-out war, even as both sides say they want to avoid a regional conflict. Read More

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Ederson signs new seven-year deal with Premier League champions

Ederson signs new seven-year deal with Premier League champions

Ederson has committed himself to Manchester City for the next seven years, the Premier League champions have announced. City also recorded the most wins in an English top-flight season with 32. In Guardiola, they have a manager who has won consecutive league titles at former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich. It has been clear since the first few weeks of the season that Manchester City would regain the title this year. Read More

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Shiite Cleric Sadr Takes Surprise Lead In Iraq Parliamentary Election

Shiite Cleric Sadr Takes Surprise Lead In Iraq Parliamentary Election

After a vote Saturday that saw a record number of abstentions, the Victory Alliance of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has been backed by the global community, looked to have won in only one province. His statement, which sparked criticism by Iraqi figures, was referring to the electoral alliance between Sadr, the Iraqi Communist Party and other secular groups who joined protests organised by Sadr in 2016 to press the government to see through a move to stem endemic corruption. Read More

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Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

Nine of the attackers were killed by police while lone survivor Kasab was caught and hanged after handed down death sentence. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting. Parthasarathy felt that the remarks were a move by the former PM to not only paint the military establishment in a poor light amid worldwide isolation but also to reach out to India and PM Narendra Modi by establishing himself as a peacenik. Read More

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10 killed in violent clashes; ballot boxes looted at gunpoint

10 killed in violent clashes; ballot boxes looted at gunpoint

The state election commission has sought a detailed report from nearly all district magistrates regarding incidents of deaths, booth rigging and attacks on the voters. Trinamool Congress worker Arif Ali Gaji allegedly succumbed to his injuries in South 24 Parganas Kultali after allegedly shot by SUCI workers. In seven ZPs, Trinamool workers did not allow people vote freely. Read More

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