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North Korea's official news agency said Kim told a banquet hosted by Xi that his visit was meant to "maintain our great friendship and continue and develop our bilateral ties at a time of rapid developments on the Korean peninsula". "The fact that the summits are being held has been beyond our expectations", the Blue House official told Reuters. "Right now, the situation surrounding the Korean peninsula is moving very quickly and it would be inadvisable to think with prejudice", explained a ...
  • Driver plows into people in San Francisco, critically wounding four

    Driver plows into people in San Francisco, critically wounding four

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    Police initially said the incident came as a result of the driver getting into a fight with the five people around 10:30 a.m. near IL and 24th streets. Authorities had not yet released the identity of the person who died. Four people were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Further information about the suspect was not immediately available.
  • Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin in wake of ethics scandal

    Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin in wake of ethics scandal

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    David Shulkin's service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!" Russell backs partially privatizing veterans health care, which would be a controversial move. Shulkin himself provided the critical opening that led to his downfall. As recently as Monday, one White House aide declined to discuss Shulkin's future while another told Fox News that the president had confidence in him "at this point in time".
  • Ethiopia selects Abiy Ahmed as new prime minister

    Ethiopia selects Abiy Ahmed as new prime minister

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    The political shake-up comes more than 40 days after the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who cited ongoing "unrest and a political crisis" in the country as major factors in his decision. A week after Hailemariam's resignation, Abiy was elected as chair of the Oromo People Democratic Organisation (OPDO), one of the four parties in the EPRDF coalition, which is mainly divided along ethnic lines.
  • Assange 'loses internet access' at embassy

    Assange 'loses internet access' at embassy

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    The measure was adopted following Assange's failure to abide by a written commitment he assumed with the Government at the end of 2017 that obliged him to not send messages that involve interference in the relations of other States. Though protected by Ecuador , the relationship between Assange and nation's leaders has at times been strained. Moreno issued a warning reminding Assange not to meddle in politics - he has also called Assange a hacker.
  • Poland buys Patriot anti-missile system

    Poland buys Patriot anti-missile system

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    President Andrzej Duda said the "historic" $4.75bn (£3.4bn) deal gave Poland "state-of-the-art" defences. Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 has prompted Warsaw to speed up its military modernisation. "We do expect that Poland will move pretty quickly with Phase II". It follows reports that Russian Federation had permanently deployed nuclear-capable missile systems in its territory of Kaliningrad, which borders Poland.
  • Jury retires in Chozyn Koroheke murder trial

    Jury retires in Chozyn Koroheke murder trial

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    The jury will only take a break from deliberations for lunch. During her final instructions this morning, the judge told the jurors the men are "of good character" and they should take this into account when deciding their verdicts. The timing of the complaint to police is also a matter of consideration, the judge said. 'Or whether this was an act put on for her friends in case word got out she had been engaging in group sex'.
  • Flash flood watch in effect

    Flash flood watch in effect

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    The Meramec River will see impacts of this rain by the end of the week, going into minor to moderate flood stage by midday Friday . Water at the Illinois River Tahlequah Gauge at US 62 bridge may crest 16-18 feet in the evening hours of Wednesday , March 28.
  • Bruce: Chance for rain today

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    High pressure over ME will provide a dry start to the day with some morning sunshine and a light easterly breeze which will keep temperatures on the cooler side of average for another day, likely in the upper 40s this afternoon. Good morning! With the aforementioned cold front nearby, a few rain showers can't be ruled out this morning , even in the Cleveland area. That rain will break through Thursday .
  • Pulse shooter's initial target was Disney site

    Pulse shooter's initial target was Disney site

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    The new details show Seddique Mateen, Omar's father, was a confidential Federal Bureau of Investigation source from 2005 to 2016. The case hinges on one question: Did Noor Salman knowingly help her husband Omar Mateen plan the attack at Pulse nightclub? The attorneys argued that the case should be dismissed or declared a mistrial because prosecutors waited until Saturday - days after prosecution rested its case and almost two weeks after the trial began - to acknowledge the shared history ...
  • Penn State frat brothers await ruling in pledge death case

    Penn State frat brothers await ruling in pledge death case

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    For some of the 11 members, all charges have been dismissed . It's the second time that Sinclair heard the case. The charges had been refiled by prosecutors . Surveillance video showed that Piazza and other pledges were put through a "gauntlet" of drinking stations, after which they continued to drink in the basement.
  • Quebec City Mosque Terrorist Pleads Guilty To Murder

    Quebec City Mosque Terrorist Pleads Guilty To Murder

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    In court on Wednesday, Bissonnette - who police say called an emergency line and confessed shortly after the shooting - read aloud from a crumpled piece of paper, saying: "I bitterly regret what I did, the lives that I destroyed". "Mr. Bissonnette is near me, he seems to completely understand what I'm saying, he's engaged in what's happening in court, but Mr. Bisonnette will understand I'm not a medical expert", Justice Huot said.
  • Worboys release decision overturned as parole head quits

    Worboys release decision overturned as parole head quits

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    Worboys, who became known as the " black cab rapist ", offered female passengers champagne spiked with sedatives to celebrate a fake lottery win, before attacking them. 'Our clients, who have been terrified that he will track them down after his release, can now sleep easy in their beds safe'. "I would also like to express my appreciation for his committed service to the Board and the contribution he has made to my department's review of parole processes".
  • Trump Lawyer John Dowd Floated Pardons For Flynn And Manafort

    Trump Lawyer John Dowd Floated Pardons For Flynn And Manafort

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    Kilimnik's suspected ties to Russian intelligence have been established , but it was not previously known whether those links continued into 2016. Rick Gates , former campaign aide to U.S. Michael Flynn , Trump's first national security adviser, eventually made a deal with Mueller, pleading guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in exchange for co-operation.
  • Trump Aide Spoke During Campaign to Associate Tied to Russian Intelligence

    Trump Aide Spoke During Campaign to Associate Tied to Russian Intelligence

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    Manafort and Trump continued to stay in touch, according to reports. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to money-laundering and fraud charges related to work his business did for Moscow-backed politicians. In documents filed with the court late last night , Mueller specified that a person of interest in the investigation that had contact with Rick Gates and Paul Manafort had connections to Russian intelligence.
  • April 2018 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold

    April 2018 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold

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    PS3 players will be treated to copies of In Space We Brawl and Toy Home , while Vita owners will be able to snag 99 Vidas and Q-Bert Rebooted . Though it doesn't get a lot of attention these days, the video game adaptation of Mad Max was well-received upon release, so if you like the movies, be sure to give this a download.
  • Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine joins White House press team

    Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine joins White House press team

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    From 2010 to 2013, Sunshine was in the Disney Channel show Shake It Up opposite Bella Thorne and Zendaya . A reality television star himself as former host of The Apprentice , President Donald Trump has previously appointed television personalities to government roles, with White House National Economic Council Larry Kudlow a former CNBC host, and Apprentice victor Omarosa Manigault-Newman serving as White House aide for little over a year.
  • Prisoner escapes from federal immigration agents at JFK airport

    Prisoner escapes from federal immigration agents at JFK airport

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    Three ICE agents were escorting him through a security checkpoint in Terminal 4 and took off his handcuffs to comply with TSA regulations, the sources said. Port Authority officers were notified about the escape 45 minutes after it occurred. An airport-wide search was conducted to capture the man, but authorities were unable to find him.
  • UP CM ridicules SP-BSP bonhomie, says some people are 'circus lions'

    UP CM ridicules SP-BSP bonhomie, says some people are 'circus lions'

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    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav , who had cancelled a function to felicitate party leader Jaya Bachchan on getting re-elected to the Rajya Sabha, felt the defeat of the Dalit candidate would cement his party's relations with Mayawati-led BSP. Yogi in House said he is proud of being Hindu. In the 2017 Assembly elections, the SP-Congress Alliance headed by Akhilesh Yadav was defeated by BJP.
  • K-pop singer Seo Minwoo found dead

    K-pop singer Seo Minwoo found dead

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    Minwoo was found in a state of cardiac arrest . "His family, the 100% members, and the TOP Media artists and staff members are all grief-stricken and in mourning from the unexpected, sad news ", the site reads. Because of this, Min-woo, Rockhyun, Jonghwan, Chanyong and Hyukjin joined last October the competition TV show The Unit: The Idol Rebooting Show aimed at helping to boost the careers of K-pop idols who had already made their debut.
  • Oklahoma dad creates viral video to bring awareness to teacher walkout

    Oklahoma dad creates viral video to bring awareness to teacher walkout

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    Ardmore City Schools will use extra days given in their calendar to give the teachers 4 paid days off so they can protest at the state capitol. Oklahoma House of Representatives members made a bold move Monday night to agree on increasing taxes in an attempt to halt a possible walkout by public schools teachers.
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in two accidents in J&K

    3 killed, 4 injured in two accidents in J&K

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    A social media user named Kaly Mercy Oluchi recently shared a post, mourning the untimely death of her sister, Jennifer. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, officials added. Police did not release any other details on the crash. Officers had to break the left rear passenger-side window to get the driver, 53-year-old Brett Mattox, out of the vehicle.
  • Iraq orders forces to Turkey border to counter Ankara intervention

    Iraq orders forces to Turkey border to counter Ankara intervention

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    Mr Al Abadi said he has ordered the military to take full control of the country's borders amid escalating tensions between Ankara and Turkey's rebel Kurds , the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), based on the Iran-Iraq border. Turkey objects to "unilateral" gas searches by ethnically divided Cyprus' Greek Cypriot-run government without the direct involvement of breakaway Turkish Cypriots.
  • Dublin to expel Russian diplomat after poisoning

    Dublin to expel Russian diplomat after poisoning

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    Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said the move was "an act of solidarity with the UK". "Essentially you are asking us to trust Boris Johnson [the British foreign secretary] and, dare..." "Ireland is a neutral country, we do not join military alliances, we will not be joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, we will not be part of a European army", he said.
  • BJP terms Siddaramaiah's rule 'tyrannical', says 'redemption' not too far

    BJP terms Siddaramaiah's rule 'tyrannical', says 'redemption' not too far

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    A BJP leader had to whisper in Shah's ear to make him correct his statement. "Siddaramaiah is stupid. Let him count the number of times he has committed such gaffes, abusing his own government", he said. " Siddaramaiah government is number one in corruption". "If you vote Yeddyurappa to become Chief Minister, I assure you farmers' suicides will come to a halt", he said.
  • Uber driver gets stuck on staircase, of course blames navigation app

    Uber driver gets stuck on staircase, of course blames navigation app

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    In what police are calling a "freak accident", the San Francisco Uber driver ended up on a staircase outside of a grocery store Monday. A tow truck tried to pull the vehicle off the staircase, but the cable broke causing the auto to slide down, according to the San Francisco Examiner .
  • Gophers Hire Bob Motzko as New Hockey Coach

    Gophers Hire Bob Motzko as New Hockey Coach

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    He'll return to his roots after 13 seasons at St. Cloud State. Two years ago, the Huskies won a program-record 31 games but were also upset in the first round of the NCAAs, by Ferris State. They were solid defensively, giving up 2.52 goals per game (16th nationally), but less so on the penalty kill (31st at 81.06 percent). From 1998-2001, Motzko was the coach and general manager of Sioux Falls in the USHL.
  • Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu Over Corruption Case

    Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu Over Corruption Case

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    Berkowitz, stated that he does not believe that Netanyahu had gotten the rest he required to recover from an illness he suffered two weeks ago, and that his symptoms had consequently worsened. On February 13, police recommended he be indicted in two cases, though the attorney general has yet to decide whether to do so. The attorney general has not decided whether to follow through.
  • French politician arrested for praising death of policeman in hostage situation

    French politician arrested for praising death of policeman in hostage situation

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    Some 2,000 high school students and scores of police attended the Paris event that began as gendarmes sang the French revolutionary anthem the Marseillaise in the stone courtyard of the French Interior Ministry. "I hope that with this obligation, from the start of the school year in 2019, we can... correct this unacceptable differential", Mr Macron told a conference on Tuesday.
  • Myanmar parliament elects Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

    Myanmar parliament elects Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

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    Win Myint comes from Myanmar's southern agricultural heartland in the Ayeyarwady delta region. The presidential election was contested among three vice presidents, namely U Myint Swe, U Henry Van Thio and U Win Myint. He was among a few dozen NLD members, including Suu Kyi, elected to parliament in 2012 by-elections as the country began a dramatic transition from almost 50 years of military rule.
  • Japanese Foreign Minister to arrive India on a three-day visit

    Japanese Foreign Minister to arrive India on a three-day visit

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    The Congress party had earlier slammed the External Affairs Minister after she made a statement in the Parliament a few days ago when she announced that 39 Indians who were held captive by the Islamic State (IS) had died. During his visit, the ground-breaking ceremony of inauguration of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, to be built with Japanese aid took place.
  • Cambridge Analytica whistleblower names Congress as a client in testimony

    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower names Congress as a client in testimony

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    Shumaker declined to comment Tuesday on Bloomberg story, which also named a foreign national who worked for Cambridge Analytica in North Carolina during the Tillis campaign. "The whistleblower has publicly confirmed that the Congress was indeed their client", Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Cambridge Analytica was an example of "modern day colonialism", he suggested at one point.
  • Gunfight breaks out in Rajouri's Sunderbani

    Gunfight breaks out in Rajouri's Sunderbani

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    Giving further details, Rajouri SSP Yougal Manhas said three bags of ammunition and explosives were recovered from outside a CRPF camp in Sunderbani. "Immediately after that the army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police started a search operation in which the hiding terrorists were spotted", police said.
  • Major Markets In Delhi Shut Today As Traders Protest Against Sealing Drive

    Major Markets In Delhi Shut Today As Traders Protest Against Sealing Drive

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    Sadar Bazar, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Chawri Bazar were among the markets that were closed. A large number of traders, their family members and employees gathered at the Ramlila grounds to participate in a mega rally to mark their protest against the attack on their livelihoods, trade association leaders said.
  • CBSE to re-conduct exams for Class X maths, Class XII economics

    CBSE to re-conduct exams for Class X maths, Class XII economics

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    Despite the panic amongst the students regarding the news report for the leak of Class 12th Economics Paper, the exam was concluded successfully by CBSE . Students have said that the paper wasn't too hard. "Some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WhatsApp and other social media to disturb the sanctity of examinations", it also said, refusing to accept that there was any case of Accountancy paper leak.
  • Disruptions in Rajya Sabha finds mention in PM's speech

    Disruptions in Rajya Sabha finds mention in PM's speech

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a farewell speech for 40 MPs who are. "But we also have expectations that it is not necessary that whatever happens in the (Lok Sabha) must be followed in the (Rajya Sabha)", he said. He expressed some sadness that they won't be present when the Law pertaining to Triple Talaq is passed, but he said that his own office is open for everyone and he'd welcome any of their thoughts and suggestions if they share it with him.