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Parliamentary elections should have been held in 2015. As part of electoral reforms after the fraud-marred presidential election in 2014, voters must register again and will receive new voting identification cards. If you turn 18 between now and 25 May, you will be able to register before the deadline. Observers have also questioned the timing of the October election, which will be within months of the presidential poll, warning that it could dampen turnout and add to political instability.
  • Toronto cops identify 8th alleged Bruce McArthur victim

    Toronto cops identify 8th alleged Bruce McArthur victim

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    Last month, investigators took the rare step of releasing an edited photo of an unidentified deceased man who police believe is one of McArthur's victims. In February, he was charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam. Police say there are no links between Kanagaratnam and "Gay Village" of Toronto. Idsinga said investigators are looking into 15 other cold cases dating back to 1975, but have not found a connection.
  • Downing Street rejects request to discuss Windrush generation's immigration problems

    Downing Street rejects request to discuss Windrush generation's immigration problems

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    Changes to the regulations introduced in 2012 aimed at stopping overstaying affected their legal status - meaning that despite living, working and paying tax in Britain for decades, they were now at risk. Guy Hewitt, the Barbados high commissioner, said leaders had sought a meeting with Theresa May but were told it was not possible. Number 10 turned down a request for the Prime Minister to meet with a representative of 12 Caribbean nations.
  • Trump furious after France, Germany expelled fewer Russians than US

    Trump furious after France, Germany expelled fewer Russians than US

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    Stepping up the pressure on Syria's president , US Ambassador Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announced on Monday would be aimed at sending a message to Russian Federation, which she said has blocked six attempts by the UN Security Council to make it easier to investigate the use of chemical weapons.
  • Turkey says France's Macron won't break its Russian Federation alliance

    Turkey says France's Macron won't break its Russian Federation alliance

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    The steps have promoted negotiations between various Syrian forces and are helping a wider resolution of the conflict under the United Nations aegis in Geneva. But Cavusoglu said Macron was mistaken in his assessment and said that Ankara "expected statements befitting of a president" and should express himself "more seriously".
  • United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack

    United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack

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    She declined to say whether Bashar al-Assad should stay in power and said talks with allies would continue on finding a political solution to the civil war. May said the strikes would "send a clear signal to anyone else who believes they can use chemical weapons with impunity". She added that she would address parliament on Monday.
  • Russian Federation starts blocking Telegram messenger - regulator

    Russian Federation starts blocking Telegram messenger - regulator

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    The watchdog's chief, Aleksandr Zharov, told Russian media he plans on cutting off access to Telegram "soon". He also said that regardless of blocking, Telegram will retain the ability to send notices to all Russian users, informing them about the development of the situation.
  • Chemical watchdog OPCW convenes as Syria mission begins

    Chemical watchdog OPCW convenes as Syria mission begins

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    Watch below to see Eid's powerful description of the chemical attack he survived and the oppressive and violent regime under which so many Syrians still live. Chemical weapons inspectors have not yet been allowed access to Syria's Douma, UK officials said as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) met to discuss the "alleged use of chemical weapons" in Syria.
  • 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in Lee Correctional Institution riot

    7 inmates dead, 17 injured in Lee Correctional Institution riot

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    The incident started at around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. SCDC says the prison was secured at 2:55 a.m. The department added that the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were assisting prison officials in its investigation. . In March, inmates at the prison held an officer hostage after taking control of a dorm room, The State reported. An inmate was killed during a fight in July 2017 , another was stabbed to death in November , and a third was killed in February .
  • Rossi Rules at Long Beach Grand Prix

    Rossi Rules at Long Beach Grand Prix

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    Rossi's fast time of 1 minute, 6.5528 seconds (106.454 mph) around the twisting 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit was just over.3 second slower than last year's track record time set by Helio Castro-Neves due to this season's new aero package which limits downforce, allowing for higher speeds in the straightaways, but slows the cars in the corners.
  • BJP accuses Congress of coining 'Hindu terror' tag, demands apology

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    Since Karnataka is one of the few major bastions remaining of the Congress party, extensive campaigning has been going on in the state by both the BJP and the ruling Congress. Youths were given preference. Rebellion has erupted in many constituencies as sitting MLAs and strong aspirants vented their ire on being denied a ticket.
  • Farah Khan to choreograph Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding sangeet?

    Farah Khan to choreograph Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding sangeet?

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    In fact, sangeet rehearsals have already begun in the Kapoor family. Speaking about scrapping the idea of having a destination wedding, the source told a media portal that it was becoming too cumbersome to manage the travel and living arrangements for approximately 150 members of the extended family and close friends of the Kapoors as well as Anand's.
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    Yerevan: "Reject Serzh" Protesters Rally and Occupy Major Square

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    As Panorama.am reporter informs, the protesters stormed the building, went to the third floor, broke the door leading to one of the recording studios and demanded a live broadcast. According to the constitution, if elections for the prime minister fail to be held twice, the current parliament is dismissed and new parliamentary elections are scheduled.
  • Seven inmates killed in SC prison altercation

    Seven inmates killed in SC prison altercation

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    Monday. No details yet on what set off the fight, only that "multiple inmate on inmate altercations" broke out in three housing units about 7:15pm Sunday, per a tweet from the state Department of Corrections. Some local media outlets reported the local coroner had been called to the scene. The maximum-security lockup in Bishopville - 55 miles east of Columbia - houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina's most violent and longest-serving offenders.
  • Rising Star Season 2

    Rising Star Season 2

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    What do you think about Rising Star 2 victor Hemant Brijwasi? The grand finale of Rising Star 2 took place on Sunday night and it was as exciting as the season, which had some great contestants. The semi-finale saw all the six contestants striving hard to win the prestigious season of the interactive singing reality show. Rohanpreet impressed everyone with his performance on Khuda Jane Kyu and scored 78 per cent votes in the second round.
  • At 97 percent, normal monsoon this year, says IMD

    At 97 percent, normal monsoon this year, says IMD

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    India had 95 per cent of the LPA rainfall previous year - as against the first forecast of 96 per cent of the LPA (with an error margin of +/- 5 per cent). The forecast based on the MMCFS suggests that the monsoon rainfall during the 2018 monsoon season (June to September) averaged over the country as a whole is likely to be 99% ± 5% of the Long Period Average (LPA).
  • Lawyer burns himself to death in climate protest

    Lawyer burns himself to death in climate protest

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    The 60-year-old set himself on fire in the busy NY park, leaving a suicide night behind to explain his actions. " Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves ", the note read, according to the New York Times which received an emailed copy.
  • Married woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh village

    Married woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh village

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    Scared, she ran towards her residence, when Chauhan made lewd comments, flashed and masturbated in front of her, police said. Two teams have been formed to track down the suspect's hideouts and nab him. "We are looking into this angle as well", added Tiwari. They were known to each other but not related . "Nobody knew that Kuldeep had illegally kept the woman in his home", the officer said.
  • Massive fire breaks out at Delhi's only Rohingya refugee camp

    Massive fire breaks out at Delhi's only Rohingya refugee camp

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    No casualties were reported. One of the Rohingyas told ANI, "Everything we had been gutted in the fire". A fire department official said it took 11 fire tenders three hours to douse the fire. Police teams were sent to the camp to assist in firefighting operations. "We have been provided with only five small fire extinguishers. We are being provided food and clothes by the locals, a lot of help was provided by police".
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    Trump "morally unfit" to be United States president: Former FBI director

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    Trump fired Comey in May 2017, citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton and its probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 presidential election . Just another of his many lies. The firing ultimately led to the appointment of Robert Mueller to direct a special counsel inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
  • Kathua case: BJP demands action against Jammu and Kashmir Cong chief

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    Ahead of Sunday's meeting, six leaders including Mr Shah, Union ministers Piyush Goel and D V Sadananda Gowda, H N Ananth Kumar, general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, and state unit president B.S. Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets farmers at Palee village in Amethi . Claiming that they were Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) workers, Tiwari alleged that they wanted to instigate riots and blame the BJP for the same.
  • DUP backs Theresa May's decision to authorise air strikes in Syria

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    Four Royal Air Force Tornado jets from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus fired Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility near Homs where it was assessed that Syria had stockpiled chemicals, Britain's Ministry of Defence said. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime", Trump alleged. "It was right to take the action that we have done in the timing that we have done", she said.
  • Man Opens Fire At Teen Who Asked For Directions

    Man Opens Fire At Teen Who Asked For Directions

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    Brennan's mother says the video shows him holding his hands up and running away - then Zeigler allegedly fired a shot missing him. Scroll up to watch the report via the clip above. The video was taken from Zeigler's home security system. "And I tried to run faster", Walker told WXYZ . She said that when she received a call from police she assumed it was about her husband, who's now deployed in Syria, but was shaken up when she learned what happened to her son.
  • Rescuers searching for missing Indian family find womans body

    Rescuers searching for missing Indian family find womans body

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    Alexandra Argyropoulos, who told The Associated Press previously that she contacted OR child welfare officials, said in an email Friday that Jennifer Hart ran the household "like a regimented boot camp". On Thursday, deputies said they had recovered debris and personal items along the river belonging to the family. Police identified their vehicle as a maroon or burgundy 2016 Honda Pilot with license plates 7MMX138.
  • Four wild elephants killed in Odisha on rail track

    Four wild elephants killed in Odisha on rail track

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    Besides, they were also requested to follow guidelines including making continuous hooting along the stretch", said Mr. Kumar. According to reports, two female elephants along with a tusker and a baby elephant were crossing the railway line at around 4 am when a speeding train slammed them, killing all the four elephants on the spot.
  • Andhra CM to observe day-long fast against Centre on his birthday

    Andhra CM to observe day-long fast against Centre on his birthday

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    Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said bandhs hamper development and are not welcome. Speaking with The Indian Express, YSCRCP political affairs committee member Ambati Rambabu accused the chief minister of "double standards" . He alleged that the state government had been issuing notices to those supporting the bandh , saying cases would be booked against them. The one-day bandh will be observed with the backing of opposition parties.
  • Brawl at Gurdwara in IN leaves 4 injured

    Brawl at Gurdwara in IN leaves 4 injured

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    Although ceremonial knives are used in the temple as part of the service, there are no reports of anyone suffering stab wounds following the brawl, reports WISH-TV . Witnesses at the scene told 24-Hour News 8 that people were attacked with the pepper spray, but it was unclear how many people were injured or the extent of their injuries.
  • Russian Federation says Syria chemical attack 'staged'

    Russian Federation says Syria chemical attack 'staged'

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    Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained. The US and its allies believe the Syrian regime was behind the attack, but Russian Federation has long insisted that it was staged by rebels in an attempt to provoke further Western intervention.
  • European Union aims to boost United Nations role in Syria after strikes

    European Union aims to boost United Nations role in Syria after strikes

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    Sites near Damascus and Homs were hit by the United Kingdom, the USA and France in response to an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma on 7 April. "And we can not wait to alleviate further humanitarian suffering caused by chemical weapons attacks". Addressing the Commons, Mrs May will set out her justifications for the decision - arguing it was taken on humanitarian grounds.
  • Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos, say agencies

    Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos, say agencies

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    Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the United States will place more sanctions on Russian Federation this week related to its support for Syria's chemical weapons program. adversely impacting prospects for political settlement in Syria". A somber President Donald Trump late Friday announced a coordinated, three-country strike against Syria in retaliation for a recent chemical weapons attack.
  • Macron says persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria

    Macron says persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria

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    Defending France's participation in the joint air strikes targeting Syrian government's chemical capabilities, the 40-year-old head of state called the operation "a legitimate retaliatory act" after evidence proved that chemical gas attack was used in Douma on April 7 and which "could be attributed to" the Syrian government.
  • Trading halted at Woolworths stores across Australia

    Trading halted at Woolworths stores across Australia

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    A Daily Mercury reporter at the scene said services had just been restored and customers were once again flowing through the registers. More than 20 shoppers were reportedly turned away by the security guard. Registers temporarily shut down at a number of Woolworths stores across the nation due to a major technical outage this afternoon. Registers have shut down with stores unable to make sales.
  • Gracetown shark attack: Second surfer injured in South West

    Gracetown shark attack: Second surfer injured in South West

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    The wounded victim is a man in his thirties. The 41-year-old was bitten on his right leg and his board left with visible teeth marks. Surf photographer Peter Jovic saw the attack on Mr Travaglini and said everyone was "walking around like stunned mullets" afterwards.
  • What we know so far about the strikes on Syria

    What we know so far about the strikes on Syria

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    They also discussed the need to reinvigorate multinational stabilization efforts in Syria to ensure the long-term defeat of Islamic State (IS). In the wake of Friday's strikes, Congress should engage in a vigorous examination of Trump's overall Syrian policy.
  • Donald Trump re-election campaign raises $35 million

    Donald Trump re-election campaign raises $35 million

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    President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign has spent about $835,000 in legal fees so far this year, or about 22% of its total spending, according to the latest fundraising reports filed quarterly with the Federal Election Commission .
  • KPMG woes deepen on VBS scandal

    KPMG woes deepen on VBS scandal

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    The auditing firm said that the resignations of Sipho Malaba and Dumi Tshuma has been accepted. On Friday‚ the South African Reserve Bank announced it had commissioned a forensic probe into VBS‚ after placing the bank under curatorship in March when it emerged the bank was facing a severe liquidity crisis and could not repay deposits.
  • Saudi king attacks Trump over Israel embassy move

    Saudi king attacks Trump over Israel embassy move

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    The stand-off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is also not expected to feature. In the same way, he added, Iran expects regional countries not to make false allegations, show mutual respect, and not interfere in each other's affairs.
  • Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

    Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

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    The incident occurred at the house of a doctor couple who run a clinic from there. According to the police, when the plumbers were trying to unblock the toilet, they noticed something which looked like a ball. "Investigations are underway. We are analysing the records, but we haven't been able to identify her parents yet", police sources told NDTV . 'There wasn't much of a foul smell emanating from the toilet.
  • Resignations of BJP ministers 'immediately accepted'

    Resignations of BJP ministers 'immediately accepted'

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    Madhav, largely credited for stitching together the ruling combine of the BJP and the PDP, denied that the two ministers had been asked to resign following pressure from its senior partner in the government. "We will react only after a decision is taken in this regard by the BJP". Chandrapal Yadav stressed on Yogi Adityanath's statement in Vidhan Sabha past year, when he asked police to kill all criminals.
  • President Trump Sparks Social Media Backlash With 'Mission Accomplished' Tweet

    President Trump Sparks Social Media Backlash With 'Mission Accomplished' Tweet

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    Trump resurrected the phrase in a tweet Saturday after the strikes launched by US, British and French forces in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime. President Trump's use of the familiar phrase struck a chord with the American people, many of whom opposed military action against Syria. "I'm not going to say that they're going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future, but I suspect that they'll think long and hard about it based on the ...