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In the phone call recording released by Russian state news agency RIA-Novosti, Yulia Skripal said she and her father were both recovering and that her father's health was not irreparably damaged. "I hope that you'll respect my privacy and that of my family during the period of my convalescence", Yulia Skripal said. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are very pleased that both Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia are improving ".
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation seizes classified site Backpage.com

    Federal Bureau of Investigation seizes classified site Backpage.com

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    The site became dominated by adult-oriented advertising that police, prosecutors and advocates said were thinly-veiled solicitations for prostitution. The message went on to say that additional information would be released by the Justice Department at 6 p.m. ET Friday. The Senate investigation led to a bill which passed both houses of Congress last month, titled " FOSTA ", an acronym for the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.
  • China vows 'counterattack' on Trump tariffs

    China vows 'counterattack' on Trump tariffs

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    Additional tariffs only add fuel to the fire and create an environment of one-upmanship that will not solve the problem we are trying to fix. The MSCI World Index slipped 0.1 percent while the S&P 500 E-mini futures shed 0.86 percent, pointing to a lower start for Wall Street when it opens.
  • London teenager Israel Ogunsola stabbed to death

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    Victims of Thursday's stabbings included a 13 year old boy and three 15-year-old boys, two of whom were injured in the same incident. The man, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, was confronted by two intruders at his home in South Park Crescent, Hither Green, south-east London , early on Wednesday.
  • CWG 2018: Deepak Lather becomes youngest Indian weightlifter to win medal

    CWG 2018: Deepak Lather becomes youngest Indian weightlifter to win medal

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    But having two lifters belonging to the same category prompted Indian coaches to coax Sanjitha to shift to the 53kg class, to help increase chances of gold medals in both categories. Today, India will rely on the shuttlers to go on and continue with their dominating game. With this, he became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal.
  • Google's Artificial Intelligence Guy Just Jumped to Apple

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    According to an open letter from Google employees, published in the New York Times , however, the disgruntled staff aren't convinced. Among the signatories to the letter, which is circulating inside the company, are dozens of senior engineers at Google , the Times said .
  • Jury Reaches Verdict In Michael Blagg Retrial

    Jury Reaches Verdict In Michael Blagg Retrial

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    Ingram allegedly was in the home at the time but denied knowing that his mother was in the house; only his, and no other person's, DNA was allegedly found on her, according to a probable cause affidavit. The defense argued that Jennifer Blagg was killed by a child predator targeting Abby . Crown attorney Tanya Carter has told the jury the medical examiner found Johnston died of 10 sharp-force wounds to her neck.
  • Netanyahu, Trump talk about Iran

    Netanyahu, Trump talk about Iran

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Donald trump on Tuesday about current issues in the Middle East and Iran. USA officials have begun actively planning for the likelihood that the always unpredictable Donald Trump will reveal America's intention to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to the Associated Press, something that would leave many a question over what could happen next or how the Middle Eastern nation would respond.
  • Facebook to Require Verified Identities for Future Political Ads

    Facebook to Require Verified Identities for Future Political Ads

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    Facebook has been threatened with regulation over its advertising empire and the move marks an attempt to ward off government intrusion. The move to authorize issue-based ads comes on top of the changes Facebook rolled out in October , when it said advertisers running federal-election-related ads in the U.S.
  • France provides 550 million euros in aid to Lebanon to boost economy

    France provides 550 million euros in aid to Lebanon to boost economy

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    Global donors pledged $11 billion in low-interest loans and aid for Lebanon at a conference in Paris on Friday to try to avert an economic crisis in a country hard hit by the fallout from the Syrian war. "The Lebanese government is working on facing security and humanitarian challenges and our presence at the conference is an expression of our support for Lebanon, which has been impacted by the region's crises that have delayed the necessary investments in [the country]".
  • Laois GAA Player Daniel O'Reilly Victim Of Assault In Carlow Town

    Laois GAA Player Daniel O'Reilly Victim Of Assault In Carlow Town

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    GAA star Daniel O'Reilly was brought to St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny after the incident. The two men were arrested yesterday evening and are being held by An Garda Síochána at Kilkenny and Thomastown. Laois footballer Daniel O'Reilly has been confirmed as victim of a vicious assault in Carlow over the weekend. In a statement on social media this afternoon, Graiguecullen GAA said: "As a club, we are heartbroken and devastated by the news we received yesterday.
  • Momentum & Analysis Look at XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) Shares

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    The Company kept a record of 117.81 million floated shares and 119.10 million shares outstanding. Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) has declined 1.22% since April 3, 2017 and is downtrending. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.83 in 2017Q3. Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of XPO.
  • Brazil judge issues warrant to imprison ex-president Lula

    Brazil judge issues warrant to imprison ex-president Lula

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    It was not clear if the higher court would rule before a 5 p.m. (2000 GMT) deadline for the former president to start serving his sentence. If he fails to do so, Lula could be arrested at any time if he continues at the union headquarters, but if he decides to go to home, the legislation prevents his arrest between 18:00 and 6:00 hours of the next morning.
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Supreme Court reserves order on BJP's plea

    West Bengal panchayat polls: Supreme Court reserves order on BJP's plea

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    The clash occurred during filing of nominations for Panchayat polls . "Democracy is being murdered" in the state, he said. A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, made a decision to hear the Bengal state BJP's petition on Friday.
  • Women Are Getting Raped 'At Levels Never Seen Before' During Border Crossings

    Women Are Getting Raped 'At Levels Never Seen Before' During Border Crossings

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    Trump's central message this week has focused on his efforts to beef up border security and illegal immigration. But critics of the plan argue that despite the increase, overall crossings are at historic lows. Now the initial tariffs of up to 32 percent on Canadian paper are being collected at the border, driving up paper prices by 20 to 30 percent and, in effect, imposing a tax on every American news reader to benefit a single company.
  • President Trump Announces Trade Actions Targeting Chinese Tech and Intellectual Property Policies

    President Trump Announces Trade Actions Targeting Chinese Tech and Intellectual Property Policies

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    The tweet comes after China warned that an all-out trade war between the United States and China could threaten the "whole world's economic recovery". In instructing USTR to conduct the Section 301 investigation, the President emphasized that "the United States is a world leader in research-and-development-intensive, high-technology goods", and that "violations of intellectual property rights and other unfair technology transfers potentially threaten United States firms by undermining ...
  • AROUNDTOWN EO-,01 (AT1) Given a €7.80 Price Target at Goldman Sachs

    AROUNDTOWN EO-,01 (AT1) Given a €7.80 Price Target at Goldman Sachs

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    The stock decreased 1.52% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $29.86. About 16,609 shares traded. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) has risen 2.99% since April 5, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:CHGG) by 100,080 shares to 104,809 shares, valued at $1.71 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Neuberger Berman Group Llc, which manages about $87.00B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tower Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:TSEM) by 1.14M shares to 1.20M shares, valued at $40.87 ...
  • Israeli NGO Launches Action Against Palestinian Murders by Soldiers

    Israeli NGO Launches Action Against Palestinian Murders by Soldiers

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    Israel's use of live ammunition has drawn condemnation from human rights groups, which say it is illegal under worldwide law. Military officials have said Hamas has used the protests as a cover for damaging the fence, planting explosives and, in one incident, opening fire on soldiers.
  • North Korean Foreign Minister to visit Baku

    North Korean Foreign Minister to visit Baku

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    Upon her arrival, she was greeted by Indian and Azerbaijani officials respectively. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho will take part in the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held this week in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan , diplomatic sources said Tuesday.
  • Donald Trump Ditches White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

    Donald Trump Ditches White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

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    Saying the press is "so bad" and "so fake", Trump said: "I want to get it straightened out with the press before I do it". Trump suggested he will "probably" skip the feast, like he did previous year, as he kept up his continued assault on what he sees as negative coverage of his tenure in the Oval Office.
  • Philadelphia set for Villanova championship parade

    Philadelphia set for Villanova championship parade

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    It will be really special". So if it's one thing Philly knows how to do, it's celebrate. With that the "Big Ragu" took the stage. Donte DiVincenzo , sophomore guard for the Wildcats, led the way for Villanova with 31 points and five rebounds off the bench , which helped them secure their second title in three years.
  • San Diego gun store employee talks about sale to YouTube shooter

    San Diego gun store employee talks about sale to YouTube shooter

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    In videos and written posts on a website that appeared to be hers, she had said that YouTube was discriminating against her and filtering her videos to keep them from getting views. "I did the best I can to avoid it but the cops didn't do their job", her brother Shahran Aghdam said in an interview. For almost eight hours Wednesday, ATF agents searched Aghdam's family Menifee home and the home in San Diego where Aghdam lived with her 90-year-old grandma.
  • Russia Files Lawsuit to Block Telegram Messaging App

    Russia Files Lawsuit to Block Telegram Messaging App

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    On March 20, Roskomnadzor ordered Telegram to provide the FSB with encryption keys needed to read users' messaging data within 15 days, after the Supreme Court rejected Telegram's challenge to the demand. Companies on the register must provide the FSB with information on user interactions. Telegram has been found guilty of failure to store and (or) furnish information on users and their messages to law enforcement agencies.
  • Croatia among EU Countries with Largest Decrease in Unemployment

    Croatia among EU Countries with Largest Decrease in Unemployment

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    The European Union's unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in February, down from 8 percent the same month previous year, according to Eurostat on Wednesday. Tulsa came in at 4.1 percent in February, compared to 4.4 percent in January. Commenting on the figures, Alan McQuaid from Merrion Economics said: "Although emigration has been a factor to some degree in keeping unemployment down since the financial crisis, the labour market has improved dramatically over the past few years, ...
  • South Korean court jails Park for 24 years for bribery

    South Korean court jails Park for 24 years for bribery

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    Park was found guilty of 16 out of 18 charges, most of which related to bribery and coercion. Park has previously maintained her innocence; prosecutors in February demanded a 30-year prison term. The conviction, which Park can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president. Choi is the daughter of a shadowy religious figure who had served as a mentor to Park for decades until his death in 1994.
  • Does Public Education Need

    Does Public Education Need "Reform" or Just More Cash?

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    When I think back to my education, it's clear to me just how big of an impact that a few of my teachers had in my life. "Some of our schools are quite, quite small and if we pull them together, we'll be more efficient". Some options we have are to add a specific number of minutes to days we are in session or extend days at the end of the school year to make up instructional time if we miss more than eight days.
  • Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China

    Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China

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    Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR), subject to the specific direction, if any, of the President regarding such action, to take appropriate and feasible action in response to a foreign government's violation of a trade agreement, or any other global agreement the breach of which burdens or restricts United States commerce; and authorizes the Trade Representative, subject to the specific direction of the President, if any, to ...
  • Europa League Wrap: Arsenal, Atletico And Lazio Earn Advantage

    Europa League Wrap: Arsenal, Atletico And Lazio Earn Advantage

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    However, CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko encouraged the Gunners' support and England fans travelling for the World Cup in June to visit Russian Federation. Five minutes later Ramsey produced a bit of magic, volleying a pass from Ozil with his heel beyond goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Both scorers took advantage of sloppy defending, with Diego Costa setting up Koke for the opener while Griezmann capitalised on an error by fellow Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu to fire a crisp low shot into the bottom ...
  • What's behind the US-China trade fight

    What's behind the US-China trade fight

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    He said whether there will be a full-blown trade war is mostly depended upon what the US does, because the rest of the world has to decide how to react to the USA efforts. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to become even more assertive as the limits on presidential elections were recently lifted by the Chinese parliament, effectively making him President for life.
  • Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed across Pakistan today

    Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed across Pakistan today

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    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that the government of Pakistan would send envoys to six important Capitals to highlight the brutalities of Indian forces. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif gave a presentation on the situation in India-occupied Kashmir. Different programmes including rallies, demonstrations and walks were held across the country and in different parts of the world by Pakistanis and Kashmiris to draw the attention of the worldwide community towards ...
  • CBI questioned former RBI deputy governor in PNB fraud case

    CBI questioned former RBI deputy governor in PNB fraud case

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    Singh on Thursday. A provisional arrest is filed before a formal extradition request. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) submitted a request to the Hong Kong authorities for Nirav Modi's provisional arrest on March 23. (DPIL), and its directors in Vadodara in Gujarat, a CBI spokesperson said. The government had revoked their passports on February 23 after they failed to respond to the suspension notice in time.
  • Mexico: Nielsen promised limited role for National Guard at border

    Mexico: Nielsen promised limited role for National Guard at border

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    The announcement comes after Trump's call for military action to secure the border " until we can have a wall ". Nielsen said her department had developed a list of locations where it would like assistance on things like aerial surveillance and other support, and was discussing with the governors how to facilitate the plans.
  • 4 killed in shooting at Turkish university

    4 killed in shooting at Turkish university

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    According to local reports, the suspected shooter, identified as identified as Volkan D, turned himself in to police after the attack. The main target was the education school's dean, who was not in his office when the gunman arrived, the university president added.
  • Lahore Court asks government not to harass Hafiz Saeed

    Lahore Court asks government not to harass Hafiz Saeed

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    According to the reports published in a Pakistani daily, Express Tribune , the court said Hafiz Saeed has always participated in the activities related to the betterment of the society. The hearing was subsequently adjourned until April 23. Saeed has repeatedly denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks. The court sent a notice to the federal and provincial governments and sought a reply by April 23.
  • Turkey Slams US Iran Sanctions Case Against Turkish Banker As 'Scandal'

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    In a statement, the university's rector said those killed were the deputy dean of the education faculty, Mikail Yalcin; the faculty's secretary, Fatih Ozmutlu; lecturer Serdar Caglak; and assistant lecturer Yasir Armagan. More than 50,000 people have been jailed on suspicions of links to Gulen. A connection between Thursday's shooting and extremist activity has not been established.
  • Uber to Suspend Ride-Hailing Service in Greece Due to Stricter Regulations

    Uber to Suspend Ride-Hailing Service in Greece Due to Stricter Regulations

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    According to a post on Uber's blog , UberX service will be suspended starting Tuesday, April 10, while the ridesharing service assesses if and how it can operate within the new regulatory framework. Following widespread protests, court battles and bans, Uber has taken a more emollient stance under its new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, suspending operations in various cities in order to comply with local regulations.
  • Maharashtra Woman Fights Off Tiger With Stick To Protect Her Goat

    Maharashtra Woman Fights Off Tiger With Stick To Protect Her Goat

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    An Indian woman has revealed how she narrowly survived getting into a fight with a wild tiger by beating it with a stick. So while you and I would have ran away in terror at this very moment, Meshram made a decision to attempt to save her goat by fighting off the tiger with a stick.
  • Grid girls set for an F1 return at the Monaco Grand Prix

    Grid girls set for an F1 return at the Monaco Grand Prix

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    F1 managing director for commercial operations Sean Bratches said in January the practice of using grid girls - paid models in uniform - wasn't "appropriate or relevant" anymore. They also announced that these girls would not be coming back, at least not in the foreseeable future. "You need grownups. In all kinds of motorsport, girls advertise the cars and it looks harmonious and pretty".
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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    Gail Abarbanel, founder and director of the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House, will be receiving an honorary degree from LMU for her innovative work in sexual assault support. "It's a really good thing to speak up about what happened, not only to make other people aware about it, but to bring justice to those who have done these really bad things", David said.
  • At least one dead in shopping centre fire - emergency services scrambled

    At least one dead in shopping centre fire - emergency services scrambled

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    According to reports, two KA-32 helicopters are ready to extinguish a fire in the Persei shopping mall in eastern Moscow . According to Russian media, the top four floors of the centre are ablaze. Russian investigators say they are opening a criminal probe into the fire. Authorities have detained several suspects in the investigation into the national tragedy, naming a short-circuit as the most likely cause of the fire.
  • YouTube shooter's dad speaks publicly for the first time

    YouTube shooter's dad speaks publicly for the first time

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    Aghdam , they said, freely identified herself and told officers that she was having problems with her family and was also looking for a job. They were members of the Baha'i faith, a persecuted religion in a mostly Muslim country. A 32-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman were both released. "They were just ideal neighbors", Rundell said. Aghdam was intense, he said. Google , which owns the world's biggest online video website, said the company's security team worked with ...