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Duterte's war on illegal drugs is heavily criticized locally and internationally because of the alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects. "In case (Presidential Spokesperson) Harry Roque and (Foreign Secretary) Alan Cayetano haven't noticed, Duterte did that all by himself, in a path of tyrannical megalomania and unparalleled self-destruction".
  • Fire In Russian Shopping Center Kills Five

    Fire In Russian Shopping Center Kills Five

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    Russia's emergency situations minister says 64 people are confirmed to have died in a fire in a shopping mall in Siberia. Zarechneva described how she grabbed her son whilst the movie was still playing, her partner Dima following behind.
  • Merkel's party backs coalition deal to form new German government

    Merkel's party backs coalition deal to form new German government

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    Mrs Merkel won strong support for the agreement at her annual party conference despite misgivings that it hands the powerful finance ministry to the Social Democrats (SPD). Mrs Merkel said: "Jens Spahn is not the only one to make critical comments". The Social Democrats and the Christian Democratic Union's Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union, don't plan to propose their ministers until the vote on the coalition deal is over.
  • Sioux City Metros win national championship

    Sioux City Metros win national championship

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    Carson-Newman went to the program's first Elite Eight after capturing its first SAC regular season crown in 21 years, its second SAC Tournament title and first-ever Southeast Region Championship. "It was very nervewracking", Leventhal, an eighth grader at the school, said. "When we lost in the state championship, it was a huge loss". Sara played briefly in each game, didn't score, but snagged a couple rebounds in the state game.
  • Sketch released of Auburn bank robbery suspect

    Sketch released of Auburn bank robbery suspect

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    The gang's method of "remote" bank robbery was via a massive number of e-mails, each of which included a file containing malware designed by the suspect to attack the banks. The man left the scene driving a gray 4-door Hyundai Elantra. Police were called to a takeaway shop on Bourbong Street around 12.50pm following reports that a woman armed with a knife was being restrained by the store employees.
  • Protest as UK Labour leader under fire over anti-Semitism stance

    Protest as UK Labour leader under fire over anti-Semitism stance

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    A pro-Jeremy Corbyn protester holds a placard during a counter-protest to a demonstration in Parliament Square against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party on March 26, 2018 in London, England. He issues empty statements about opposing anti-Semitism, but does nothing to understand or address it. The request to oust Livingstone is at the top of a list of demands that Jewish community leaders intend to present to Corbyn at an upcoming meeting in order to drain "the political sewer", according to ...
  • Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

    Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

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    World markets edged higher but remained jittery Monday, a result of a feared trade war between two economic powerhouses - the U.S. and China, following U.S. IXIC dropped 211.74 points, or 2.93 percent, to 7,008.81. "The comments by Steve Mnuchin late yesterday gave room for negotiation with China", said Oliver Pursche, Chief Market Strategist at Bruderman Asset Management in NY.
  • Manchester Arena bombing: confusion kept firefighters away for more than two hours

    Manchester Arena bombing: confusion kept firefighters away for more than two hours

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    Suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his home-made device at 10.31pm on 22 May past year, in the foyer of Manchester Arena as 14,000 people streamed out at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. The report said firefighters would have been much better placed to support and, potentially, to accelerate the evacuation of casualties if they had gone to the scene.
  • Jordan Condemns New Israeli Policy Against Jerusalem's Churches

    Jordan Condemns New Israeli Policy Against Jerusalem's Churches

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    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat went on social media in response to the February 25 protest, clarifying that there was no intention to tax places of worship, but rather church businesses such as hotels and conference halls. The statement compared the decisions to "the laws of a similar nature which were enacted against the Jews during dark periods in Europe". He tweeted that the churches owe roughly $186 million in back taxes and added, "We will no longer require Jerusalem's residents to ...
  • Trump Reportedly Pushing For Military To Pony Up For Border Wall

    Trump Reportedly Pushing For Military To Pony Up For Border Wall

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    Here's a flashback to a 2016 campaign rally where the then-candidate led a "build that wall" chant and then asked the crowd "who's going to pay for the wall?" Trump brought it up in a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) last week, stating the military should pay for the wall.
  • Congress runs signatory campaign to move impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra

    Congress runs signatory campaign to move impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra

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    Sources said that Congress leaders were busy obtaining the signatures of Rajya Sabha members belonging to the DMK, Samajwadi Party , NCP and Left parties, which had conveyed their support to the principal opposition party on the matter. The development follows West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan earlier in the day to discuss a possible impeachment motion against the CJI.
  • Egyptians vote in second day of presidential election

    Egyptians vote in second day of presidential election

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    Sisi is expected to score a landslide win, propping himself for a second term. The country's almost 60 million eligible voters have the chance to choose between Al-Sisi and Chairman of the liberal Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa , Efe news agency reported .
  • Keith Raniere, Cult Leader, Arrested for Alleged Sex Trafficking

    Keith Raniere, Cult Leader, Arrested for Alleged Sex Trafficking

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    He was found staying with several women in a luxury gated community in Puerta Vallarta. The FBI is accusing the leader of a self-help group of forcing his female clients into a sexual slavery cult. Women who joined the secret sorority were unaware that Raniere was its supreme master, Lever said . The defendant told one of the DOS slaves he had sex with that he believed the age of consent was too rigid and that it should be lowered to when a child's parent says the child is capable of ...
  • Fort Collins man had 700K files of child pornography

    Fort Collins man had 700K files of child pornography

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    According to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, an initial scan of the 80,000 plus images in Queen's possession turned up 10,762 images of child pornography. The actual volume of images of child pornography on the devices might likely be much higher, investigators claimed. His booking report lists 60 counts of possession of child exploitative material, a class 3 felony.
  • Maryland High School Shooter Shot Himself in the Head, Authorities Say

    Maryland High School Shooter Shot Himself in the Head, Authorities Say

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    Desmond Barnes, 14, was shot in the thigh during the encounter. Rollins was then confronted by the school's resource officer, the newspaper reported, citing officials. A student gunman who killed a classmate in the hallway of their Maryland high school and wounded another fatally shot himself in the head as a school resource officer closed in on him, new details released Monday show.
  • They Had the Empty Coffin for 160 Years. But It Wasn't Empty

    They Had the Empty Coffin for 160 Years. But It Wasn't Empty

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    In the meantime, Mer-Neith-it-es' coffin, along with three others owned by the Nicholson Museum, will be exhibited in a new museum on the university grounds, along with a display showing the work done by the team to try to discover who is inside the mysterious coffin.
  • UAE and South Korea celebrate completion of Barakah NPP unit 1

    UAE and South Korea celebrate completion of Barakah NPP unit 1

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    South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the ceremony marking the completion of construction of the first unit at Barakah on 26 March. Unit 1, originally scheduled to begin operating in 2017, was delayed until this year 'to ensure sufficient time for global assessments and adherence to nuclear industry safety standards, as well as a reinforcement of operational proficiency for plant personnel, '.
  • Warriors star Curry's regular season over after MCL sprain

    Warriors star Curry's regular season over after MCL sprain

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    He will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Curry began 1 for 6 and missed his first four 3s before connecting 62 seconds into the third. "If he somehow disappears or has another injury, it's gonna be very tough for the Warriors to win - in spit of how great Durant will be".
  • Emma Gonzalez Did Not Tear Up A Copy Of The Constitution, Losers!

    Emma Gonzalez Did Not Tear Up A Copy Of The Constitution, Losers!

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    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. The students said the issue of arming teacher in schools, a policy President Trump has embraced as a means to prevent mass shootings, was not well-received at that march.
  • India's JSW Steel to invest $500 mln in US operations

    India's JSW Steel to invest $500 mln in US operations

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    The plant will serve the oil and gas rich Texas, which is the second largest American state and also the largest exporter from the world's largest economy, Abbott said. The memorandum is part of the company's long-term strategy to enhance its footprints in the United States, said Parth Jindal, managing director, JSW Cement.
  • Lynk & Co compact SUV revealed as core of Chinese brand's European sales

    Lynk & Co compact SUV revealed as core of Chinese brand's European sales

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    All of Lynk & Co's European models will feature electrified powertrains, and are expected to use the three-cylinder petrol-electric unit that will be in the XC40 later this year. badge will be made in that factory in the near future. It reckons it can serve the entire European continent with only 250 staff. In addition to Volvo and Lynk & CO, its automotive holdings include Geely brand cars sold in China; Proton, the Malaysian automaker in which it took a controlling interest past year; ...
  • Weather forecasters say it's a mixed picture for Easter

    Weather forecasters say it's a mixed picture for Easter

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    Showers are likely for parts of the North Island during the day on Saturday with the greatest chance for dry weather along the east coast from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Almost an inch and a half of snow fell Saturday night into Sunday morning, but disappeared due to above-freezing temperatures shortly after sunrise.
  • Vietnam War veterans honored in ceremony

    Vietnam War veterans honored in ceremony

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    To that end, "The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration" was formed. Special commemorative pins will be distributed to veterans in attendance who have not already been presented with one, according to organizers. The VA estimates that we are losing as many as 382 Vietnam veterans a day. For more information on pinning events, the Virginia memorial and veterans services available to veterans in Virginia, click on the links in the Related Links box.
  • Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute

    Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute

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    It will be breezy overnight with wind gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. Widespread severe weather is not anticipated, but we will keep an eye on the forecast and let you know if that threat appears to grow. There could be a few showers early Thursday morning, but the real rain comes Friday and possibly into the first part of the weekend. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Train carrying 'mysterious' N/Korean guests departs Beijing

    Train carrying 'mysterious' N/Korean guests departs Beijing

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    If Kim were indeed visiting China , it would be his first trip to another country since becoming North Korea's supreme leader after the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011. Neither North Korea nor China made any announcements about the train or who was on board. The presidential official said it is hard to confirm the details of the high-ranking official's visit, due to diplomatic ties between Beijing and Pyongyang, but Seoul is communicating with Washington on the situation, ...
  • No charges in Alton Sterling's fatal shooting

    No charges in Alton Sterling's fatal shooting

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    Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the Triple S Food Mart where Sterling died, filed a lawsuit against the police department for holding him custody without reason and illegally confiscating his security system without a warrant. Salamoni then tried to grab Sterling's right hand while Lake pulled his gun and yelled at Sterling to not move. Sterling's five children sought unspecified damages from the city, Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr.
  • Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker

    Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker

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    Ryan's future on Capitol Hill has been a topic of conversation ahead of a hard campaign season, as Republicans try to keep the House majority. "The speaker is not resigning", a spokesperson said in a statement. "If it, in fact, it is true, I know that Paul Ryan thinks he wants to play on the national stage in some capacity or another, so I don't know what that means", Amodei said, adding, "And my speculation is this: The White House and Paul Ryan would probably not be a great fit".
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cuts Russian permanent mission by one third

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cuts Russian permanent mission by one third

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    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said other options over the poisoning incident, such as Australia boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, could also be taken. "This is the result of colossal pressure, colossal blackmail which is the main instrument of Washington on the global arena", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday.
  • Putin Says Deadly Mall Fire In Central Russia Due To 'Criminal Negligence'

    Putin Says Deadly Mall Fire In Central Russia Due To 'Criminal Negligence'

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    United States expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as intelligence officers and ordered closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. In retaliation from the British, Russia announced that it was expelling 23 British diplomats and closing the UK's consulate in St Petersburg as well as the British Council office in Moscow.
  • Australia is the latest country to expel Russian diplomats

    Australia is the latest country to expel Russian diplomats

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    It is the largest coordinated diplomatic blow to Russian intelligence networks in the west since the Cold War. Britain says a military-grade nerve agent was used to poison them. Mr Trump also ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle - within snooping distance of a United States submarine base and a plant run by aircraft-maker Boeing.
  • Trump talks of bringing Rob Porter back to the White House

    Trump talks of bringing Rob Porter back to the White House

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    Trump has reportedly called Porter frequently in recent weeks as the number of his confidantes in the White House dwindles at an alarming pace. Porter left the White House in early February after DailyMail.com published photos and details about the abuse he allegedly inflicted upon his two ex-wives.
  • CNN Poll: Most Americans Believe the Women Alleging Affairs with Trump

    CNN Poll: Most Americans Believe the Women Alleging Affairs with Trump

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    The share who strongly approve of Trump's performance (28 percent) and strongly disapprove (46 percent) have held steady over the past four CNN polls , "suggesting the fluctuation in Trump's ratings comes largely among those whose views on the President aren't that deeply held", according to the news outlet.
  • LS adjourned till noon over Cauvery Water issue

    LS adjourned till noon over Cauvery Water issue

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    Sources said Naidu conveyed his "outrage" over the retiring members of the House not being allowed the courtesy of farewell observations. As the protests continued in the House, Kharge said the opposition wanted a debate. The Speaker, however, contended that she could not do the headcount amid unruly scenes in the House. As the AIADMK and the TDP did not relent, Naidu adjourned the House for 15 minutes and asked leaders of different political parties to meet him in his chamber.
  • UTC Women's Tennis Takes 4-2 Win At Alabama State

    UTC Women's Tennis Takes 4-2 Win At Alabama State

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    In singles play, Baylor took an early 2-0 lead when Sethi fell to the Bears' Hinojosa, 6-0, 6-2, on court four and Brigante was defeated by Camilla Abbate, 6-3, 6-1, at the three spot. "Both teams are really deep, so it was full of good match-ups from one to six". This marks the pairs second win over a ranked opponent of the year and should get them back into the rankings themselves.
  • This Parkland shooting victim would have turned 18 today

    This Parkland shooting victim would have turned 18 today

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    One the most visible of the Parkland students, Kasky urged young people to use their voices to "create a better world for generations to come". "Some say those are strikes already against her when confronting the establishment". But Kasky said this won't happen if his peers across the nation don't get more involved. It was a long 23 hours, but sophomore Juan Munera, 17, said it was worth the trip.
  • Pakistani news channel hires country's first transgender TV newsreader

    Pakistani news channel hires country's first transgender TV newsreader

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    Malik ventured into TV after she became the first transgender model to walk the ramp in Pakistan during the annual Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) fashion show this month. So I want to strengthen my people. She stressed that if people are ashamed and can't accept their transgender children then they should at least give them property rights so they're comfortable in their life.