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He blamed the news media for spreading a narrative that he said portrays him as being afraid to stand up to Russian Federation. No one was injured, and the team returned to Damascus , the source said. Journalists were allowed access to Douma on Monday. Kenneth Ward, the U.S. ambassador to the OPCW, raised these fears on Monday, drawing a denial from the Russian foreign minster, Sergei Lavrov, who told the BBC: "I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site".
  • Bailard INC Lifted Its Cisco Sys INC (CSCO) Position

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    Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Llc acquired 9,028 shares as Cisco Sys Inc Com ( CSCO)'s stock rose 10.71%. The hedge fund held 55,541 shares of the food distributors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $697,000, down from 111,344 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

    Russia Told US What To Avoid Bombing In Syrian Airstrikes

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the invitation of the United States, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. He said the deconfliction mechanism between Russian and US forces in Syria has been effective and should continue. In the wake of the missile strikes against the regime, the delivery of the S-300 looks more than likely.
  • Stranded 'poop train' brings nightmare stench to Alabama town

    Stranded 'poop train' brings nightmare stench to Alabama town

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    For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the small town of Parrish. Unfortunately for the people who live in the tiny town of Parrish, the poo-poo filled choo-choo had to stop right by their sports field! Parrish residents firmly agree.
  • NYC Mayor to Ban Cars From Central Park Starting in June

    NYC Mayor to Ban Cars From Central Park Starting in June

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    The mayor said the ban win begin on June 27 because it is the day after the last day of school for New York City public school students. "Our parks are for people, not cars", de Blasio said in a statement. on weekdays. The ban de Blasio announced Friday expands a partial prohibition imposed in 2015, when de Blasio barred traffic in the park north of 72nd Street.
  • Mourners at Barbara Bush visitation greeted by former president

    Mourners at Barbara Bush visitation greeted by former president

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    Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston , where Bush and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly attended services. Co-celebrants for the funeral are The Rev. In an Instagram post, George W. Bush said he and his wife, Laura, and their daughters are sad but "our souls are settled because we know hers was".
  • On Columbine anniversary, Utah students walk out to protest gun violence

    On Columbine anniversary, Utah students walk out to protest gun violence

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    Outside of the White House, students rallied for gun control and planned a march to the U.S. Capitol. Hogg livestreamed the walkout at Stoneman Douglas High School , garnering over 200 thousand views. "She said she didn't care because 'Mommy, this is too important to be embarrassed!'" Melissa Matrese, Delilha's mother, told CNN. "We haven't really seen any substantial change in government action", said El Camino High School sophomore Laura Hernandez.
  • Michael Cohen Has Claimed He'd Have a Bullet to Trump. Not Allergic

    Michael Cohen Has Claimed He'd Have a Bullet to Trump. Not Allergic

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    The Times reported that a month prior to the 2016 presidential election, Cohen approached Trump outside of his Trump Tower office with photos of Clinton and Danney Williams, who claimed to be the former president's illegitimate son. She is arguing that the agreement should be nullified because Trump himself never signed the document . Cohen, who has denied there was ever an affair, said he paid the money out of his pocket using a home equity loan.
  • Arizona PTA pulls support from teacher pay increase plan

    Arizona PTA pulls support from teacher pay increase plan

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    To give schools and parents time to prepare, "walk-in" demonstrations will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the walkout Thursday. "We had no idea it would light a fire under people", Ms. Each district will review staff absences and decide whether schools can remain open or need to be closed. Some school districts have warned that they would close schools if they feel they don't have enough employees to safely operate.
  • London Marathon wheelchair athletes gear up for Sunday's race

    London Marathon wheelchair athletes gear up for Sunday's race

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    A man who survived invasive surgery for a neck tumour is to run the London Marathon with his feeding tube. "My season has been good along with also my training doesn't even must be analyzed", the Kenyan told that a news meeting. However, reigning world marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto has warned that it will take more than just the flawless weather and fast pace setters for the world record to go down in London.
  • Journalist Claims Trump Used Fake Persona To Lie About His Wealth

    Journalist Claims Trump Used Fake Persona To Lie About His Wealth

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    The reporter said that Trump, as Barron, "lied" in saying Trump owned all of his father Fred Trump's assets, which he did not until his father died in 1999. Greenberger wrote in The Post that he made a decision to publish the off-the-record chat because the "intent to deceive" released him from his "good-faith pledge".
  • One Injured, Suspect in Custody in Florida High School Shooting

    One Injured, Suspect in Custody in Florida High School Shooting

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    Kevin Christian, a Marion Public Schools spokesman, said the injured student was shot in the ankle, according to CNN . Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school. All students were being taken by bus to First Baptist Church of Ocala, where parents can pick them up, officials said. Forest High, which was ranked as one of the best high schools in the nation by U.S.
  • Abhay Deol & Patralekhaa share their expectations for 'Nanu Ki Jaanu'

    Abhay Deol & Patralekhaa share their expectations for 'Nanu Ki Jaanu'

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    Talking about positive response to " Nanu Ki Jaanu ", Abhay said, "It's a positive sign for sure". Seeing Patralekhaa depicting the character of a ghost, Rajkummar praised acting skills and said that he was "super proud" of her. It oscillates between horror, comedy, urban drama and a thriller and crams in too many subplots. "This is what makes the film special for Abhay since even the stereotypes associated with horror are presented in a comic manner", our source adds, "Instead of all ...
  • Seoul: North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

    Seoul: North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

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    Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo met secretly with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early April even as a group of South Korean musicians were performing in Pyongyang . "The call quality was very good and we felt like we got a call from our next-door neighbor", South Korea's director for the Government Situation Room, Youn Kun-young, told reporters.
  • $0.24 EPS Expected for Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

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    Devon Energy Corporation ( DVN ) has so far tried but failed to beat the consensus-estimated $0.63, with their earning staying at $0.38 per share. The Basic Materials stock ( Devon Energy Corporation ) showed a change of 5.87 percent from opening and finally turned off its business at $36.1 by scoring 7.15 percent on 18-04-2018.
  • US Supreme Court Ends Vague Basis for Deportation

    US Supreme Court Ends Vague Basis for Deportation

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    In a tweet Tuesday, President Trump stated, "Today's Court decision means that Congress must close loopholes that block the removal of unsafe criminal aliens, including aggravated felons". This "substantial risk" provision is part of a long litany of aggregated felony definitions, some nonviolent, that require deportation under federal law.
  • Palestinian man dies after being shot by Israeli army

    Palestinian man dies after being shot by Israeli army

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    A fire broke out in a forest near a Gaza Strip military site, flames were seen rising from the scene where Molotov cocktails were tossed at by young men protesting from within the fence besieging Gaza. The three-page resolution noted that Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union and, focusing largely on recent violent border riots, said parliament "strongly condemns the continuous tactic of Hamas to use civilians for the objective of shielding terrorist ...
  • Cash crunch still a problem for people, cashless ATMs see long queues

    Cash crunch still a problem for people, cashless ATMs see long queues

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    Regarding the availability of cash with the country's largest lender, SBI Chief Operating Officer Neeraj Vyas said in a statement that the situation had improved over the last 24 hours. "During the 25 months for which data was provided, the supplies touched a peak of Rs 5,377 crore in July a year ago", The Hindu reported on April 11, 2018.
  • Supreme Court orders Centre to seize Dawood Ibrahim's assests in Mumbai

    Supreme Court orders Centre to seize Dawood Ibrahim's assests in Mumbai

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    The government sealed Dawood's properties in 1998 under the law that allows them to take over the assets of the smuggler and their relatives. In the Mumbai serial blasts, at least 257 people were killed. Also, its' been claimed that the properties worth crores of rupees, were allegedly acquired with Dawood's illegal wealth. Previous year on November 14, SAFEMA auctioned three Mumbai-based properties owned by Dawood.
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce bill decriminalizing marijuana

    Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce bill decriminalizing marijuana

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    It's a shift for Schumer, who has not previously supported decriminalizing pot for recreational use. "There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: we have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity", Nixon said in a video her campaign released on Wednesday.
  • Eta asks forgiveness for pain and harm of separatist campaign

    Eta asks forgiveness for pain and harm of separatist campaign

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    Over 800 people were killed by ETA - which stands for Basque Country and Freedom - during the conflict which only officially ended in 2011. It handed over its arms previous year. The group has been weakened by attrition and a string of high-profile arrests in the late 1990s and 2000s. ETA was founded in 1959 during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco as a pro-Basque cultural organization, but evolved into a paramilitary organization with wide roots throughout Basque society.
  • More than enough currency in circulation: Finance minister Arun Jaitley

    More than enough currency in circulation: Finance minister Arun Jaitley

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    It has also made a decision to ramp up the supply of new Rs 500 notes, even as reports suggested that Rs 2,000 notes, which was easier to hoard, were particularly impacted by the shortage. "It (the shortage) will be solved in 2-3 days", Shukla said. "In certain states, the demand has gone up". But no person should withdraw thinking there is cash shortage in the country, he said.
  • Opposition calls West Bengal State Election Commission 'TMC's broker'

    Opposition calls West Bengal State Election Commission 'TMC's broker'

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    The rural polls were earlier scheduled to be held in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5. On behalf of the poll panel, secretary Nilanjan Sandilya claimed that the commission had the sole authority regarding the entire process once poll dates were announced and the court had no jurisdiction to intervene.
  • South Korea, North Korea open direct phone line between two leaders

    South Korea, North Korea open direct phone line between two leaders

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    Nor does he have a relationship that enables candid discussions with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has served as a bridge between the United States and North Korea . On Jan. 17, 2017, however, Putin said on TV : "I don't know Mr. Trump". "If the meeting when I'm there isn't fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting".
  • Barbara Bush's legacy lives on through Literacy Foundation

    Barbara Bush's legacy lives on through Literacy Foundation

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    The couple's relationship was a true love story, which granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager described Monday as " remarkable ". "If you have been through the museum, you have seen her work everywhere, and we were able to take a lot of the materials from these scrapbooks", said Bush Presidential Library Archivist Mary Finch.
  • Russian Media Downplay Impact of US-led Syria Strike

    Russian Media Downplay Impact of US-led Syria Strike

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    Worldwide aid organizations blamed the Syrian regime of carrying out a chemical attack in early April that reportedly killed dozens of civilians in a rebel-held area outside Damascus. "We would further like to invite Indonesia to work with us in all global fora to urge all member states, including Syria and Russian Federation, to uphold the convention because this unravels a very, very risky future for all of us in the world", he told reporters.
  • Naroda-Patiya riot: Gujarat HC acquits former BJP minister Maya Kodnani

    Naroda-Patiya riot: Gujarat HC acquits former BJP minister Maya Kodnani

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    The court, however, upheld the life imprisonment of Bajrang Dal leader Babu Banrangi. While she had been given 28 years in prison, Babu Bajrangi had been given a life term. Maya Kodnani, a sitting lawmaker from the state's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat minister for women and child development between 2007-2009, arrives at a court in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 31, 2012.
  • Yr Trsy Bull 3X ETF (TMF) Declines 2.82% for April 19

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    Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile tool that may be used to help spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action.
  • OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

    OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

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    On April 19, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said United Nations security experts had come under fire in the town when they arrived in an attempt to assess the situation. "It is highly likely that evidence and essential elements disappear from the site, which is completely controlled by the Russian and Syrian armies", the French foreign ministry said.
  • Trump claims success in Syria

    Trump claims success in Syria

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    Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart! In a thinly veiled swipe at Russia , Mattis also said there would be a briefing at 9 a.m. He added that the USA expects the Syrian government and its allies to conduct a "significant disinformation campaign", which the Pentagon would rebut with additional information Saturday morning.
  • Save the date for the opening of this fantastic theme park

    Save the date for the opening of this fantastic theme park

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    Miral is also known for building some of the world's most distinctive theme parks, including Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, while its upcoming projects include SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, expected to open in 2022. The 1.65 million sq ft park promises to deliver guests with captivating experiences this July, bringing together some of the world's most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region.
  • Strong quake likely to cause heavy losses to San Francisco Bay Area

    Strong quake likely to cause heavy losses to San Francisco Bay Area

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    Emergency workers would be overwhelmed with more than 22,000 people requiring rescue from stalled elevators. More than 400 fires could ignite, burning the equivalent of 52,000 single-family homes, and a lack of water for firefighters caused by old pipes shattering underground could cause some to emerge into conflagrations, said geophysicist Ken Hudnut, the USGS' science advisor for risk reduction.
  • Japanese Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

    Japanese Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

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    In a televised news conference, Saito warned residents in the area to stay away from the volcano, part of the Mount Kirishima group of volcanoes straddling Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, as major ash deposits spread from the crater. The eruption occurred a few kilometers away from Mount Shinmoe, the volcano featured in the classic 1967 James Bond film " You Only Live Twice ".
  • Int'l flights halted in Kathmandu after Malindo Air plane skids off runway

    Int'l flights halted in Kathmandu after Malindo Air plane skids off runway

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    A Malindo Airlines plane was stuck in mud near the runway at the global airport in Kathmandu after aborting a take-off attempt. Chhetri said the aircraft was towed away from the grassland to the runway and kept at the parking area. However, the runway has been shut for all worldwide aircraft. In 2015, a Turkish Airlines plane also suffered a runway excursion during landing, closing the airport for four days, creating chaos among travellers.
  • Syrian chemical attack probe delayed again by Douma gunfire

    Syrian chemical attack probe delayed again by Douma gunfire

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    Dujarric told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY that "there is still a lot of volatility in the area". A mission by experts with the United Nations chemical watchdog, who were supposed to enter the Syrian town of Douma to examine the circumstances surrounding an alleged chemical attack, has been once again delayed due to unexpected gunfire at the site near Damascus .
  • UK Government stresses commitment to avoiding hard border

    UK Government stresses commitment to avoiding hard border

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    The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, attends an EU meeting in Brussels, Belgium Thomson Reuters PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday some 25 percent of work remained to be done on a pact covering United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU, including crucial issues such as management of the Ireland /Northern Ireland border.
  • CJI impeachment: Congress-led opposition submits notice to Vice President

    CJI impeachment: Congress-led opposition submits notice to Vice President

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    A delegation of the opposition parties met Rajya Sabha chairperson Naidu today in this regard. As per latest reports, The Trinamool Congress (TMC), a key opposition party, has not signed the motion. The MPs who signed the notice are from the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, CPI (M), CPI, Samajwadi Party, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
  • International Monetary Fund ups United Kingdom growth forecast but warns on debt

    International Monetary Fund ups United Kingdom growth forecast but warns on debt

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    The IMF is warning that the spectre of a trade war could mean that actual growth slows as the states involved erect barriers to trade which will effect the nations concerned but may also induce a knock-on effect. Instead, "countries should work together to resolve disagreements without using exceptional measures". "On the American side, it seems to me that the climate is more receptive to the idea that protectionism is not the answer".
  • Cyril Ramaphosa leaves London as protests erupt in South Africa

    Cyril Ramaphosa leaves London as protests erupt in South Africa

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    The Mahikeng meeting at 12pm on Friday will be convened with structures of the ANC, the party's leagues, alliance members and the ANC caucus in the North West. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption. The protests erupted on Wednesday as demonstrators demanded the resignation of provincial Premier Supra Mahumapelo .
  • Region of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb Refuge

    Region of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb Refuge

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    ET). A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday morning to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb , the BBC reports. A mass evacuation has been planned which will result in stopping some trains, trams, buses and even some flights within the city's Tegel airport were said to take a halt.