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Before leaving for the expedition, the Chinese climber told media that it is his fifth attempt to scale the 8,848-meter world's highest peak. Global Positioning System tracker showed that he stood atop the 8,848 metre. He was guided by Kathmandu guide Mingma G Sherpa of Imagine Trek and Expedition . "I love the mountain", Xia told TIME prior to his climb, "I will fight for it my entire life".
  • Syrian media: Israel launches airstrike near Damascus

    Syrian media: Israel launches airstrike near Damascus

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    The projectiles caused minimal damage and there were no Israeli casualties. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, confirmed that rockets were fired towards the occupied Golan. However, the regime faces a "determined Israel" that's doing everything to make sure Iran does not have a military stronghold in the neighboring nation.
  • Pope sells his Lamborghini, will spend money on charity

    Pope sells his Lamborghini, will spend money on charity

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    Lamborghini created the one-off special edition of its Huracán supercar for Pope Francis previous year. The vehicle was finished in Bianco Monocerus contrasted by Giallo Tiberino stripes and detailing in homage to the colours of the flag of Vatican City.
  • Man who took terror training in Pakistan caught

    Man who took terror training in Pakistan caught

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    After preliminary inquiries, investigators detained the suspect, Meerza Faisal, from Behrambaug area of Jogeshwari with the help of Kolkata ATS and Mumbai Police officers. The ATS said that Mirza's interrogations have revealed that he was part of a terror group that planned to carry out attacks in crowded places for to ensure "maximum loss of lives and public property".
  • The situation: Israel launched a missile strike on Syria

    The situation: Israel launched a missile strike on Syria

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    Russian Federation has alarmed Israel by raising the possibility of supplying advanced S-300 air-defense systems to Syria in the wake of strikes by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom last month in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack by regime forces.
  • Investigation launched over protester who stormed Eurovision stage

    Investigation launched over protester who stormed Eurovision stage

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    Barzilai's winning Eurovision Song Contest entry Toy has been criticised by numerous users on social media, with people claiming that the performance appropriated Asian culture. He was tackled by security before the audience had a chance to read the message. Forgetting the often light nature of the music at Eurovision , the fact remains that the Song Contest is one of the world's largest music festivals and also one of the few music festivals that is televised live around the globe.
  • Canine menace: One more girl killed by feral dogs in Sitapur

    Canine menace: One more girl killed by feral dogs in Sitapur

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    The victim was 12-year-old. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on Friday visited Sitapur where he met families of those who had died in dig attacks. Sitapur came under spotlight following a spate of dog attack deaths. "The number in the pack of dogs is declining", he said. She is the thirteenth child to be killed in such an attack in the same city since November past year, and the seventh to die this month.
  • Several Rounds Of Heavy Rain Bring Threats Of Flooding Monday

    Several Rounds Of Heavy Rain Bring Threats Of Flooding Monday

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    Scattered severe storms, with winds over 58 miles per hour and/or hail at least an inch in diameter, are possible, but they would be short-lived and isolated. Winds S/NW 5-10 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms will be mainly after midnight and continue through the Monday morning commute. More storms and showers are in store tomorrow.
  • Piyush Goyal to handle Finance Ministry until Arun Jaitley recovers

    Piyush Goyal to handle Finance Ministry until Arun Jaitley recovers

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    This is the second time that Irani has been re-designated as minister. Union Minister Smriti Irani has been relieved of her position from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Jaitley, 65, who has been mostly working from home since early April, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. According to sources, nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria of Apollo Hospital - the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, a family friend - was part of the team performing the transplant.
  • In Catalonia elected successor Pokdemon

    In Catalonia elected successor Pokdemon

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    Torra was elected 66-65 in Monday's second round vote after he failed to secure an absolute majority in the 135-strong Catalan parliament over the weekend. He is a man of provocation, who has made clear he will pursue the divisive push for Catalan independence. Catalonia has been without an administration since December despite pro-independence parties winning most seats in a December election called by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after Puigdemont's secession attempt.
  • President Trump aiming to lower prescription drug prices

    President Trump aiming to lower prescription drug prices

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    Azar said that there would be a close look at the current drug rebating system involving pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), manufacturers, and health plans and how rebates affect PBM compensation. Under the " American Patients First " blueprint, the administration will challenge "global freeloading" through actions that reduce price disparities and spread the burden for incentivizing new drug development between the U.S.
  • PM Lee, Singapore Government congratulate Mahathir Mohamad on swearing

    PM Lee, Singapore Government congratulate Mahathir Mohamad on swearing

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    Mahathir's leadership, [Indonesia-Malaysia] relations will be improved further, and I pray that Mr. Mahathir will always be in good health to serve the mandate of the Malaysian people", the President added. "Longer term, the outcome is positive as Malaysia starts off on a renewed slate, however getting the economy back on track is critical", Madeleine Kuang, a portfolio manager with Fidelity International, wrote in a note.
  • Vodacom reports 6,3% revenue increase

    Vodacom reports 6,3% revenue increase

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    It announced a final dividend of 425 cents per share, down from 435 cents past year. HEPS is South Africa's main profit gauge. "Despite a tougher economic environment in South Africa, big data-led innovations contributed to robust demand for personalised bundles and a 4,9% growth in service revenue".
  • Suspected bomb found in attacked SA mosque

    Suspected bomb found in attacked SA mosque

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    Hawks spokesman Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo could not be reached for comment at the time of publishing. According to Opperman, the improvised explosive device (IED) could be an indication of some kind of feud. One of the victims passed away en route to hospital due to the severity of his injuries. epa06726298 Police officers stand outside the Imam Hussain Mosque where three members of the clergy where attacked with knives, hours earlier, in Durban, South Africa, 10 May 2018.
  • Tributes pour in for Sam Nzima's family

    Tributes pour in for Sam Nzima's family

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    He is being hailed as a frontline anti-apartheid fighter who used his lens to speak truth to power. "He captured history from the defiance campaign through to forced removals and the Soweto student uprisings", the president said. Harassed by the apartheid regime, Nzima resigned from The World newspaper and left Johannesburg for his hometown Lilydale, where he was placed under house arrest for 19 months.
  • North West Taken Over By National Government: Supra Fighting Back

    North West Taken Over By National Government: Supra Fighting Back

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    The Kenneth Kaunda re- gional executive committee, which is firmly behind Mahumapelo, was to meet today to discuss its defence of the premier. The embattled North West premier, now on "administrative leave" following weeks of violent protest, is reportedly embarking on a "pilgrimage" across the province to galvanise his supporters in the event that he should face criminal charges.
  • U.S. curbs 'possible' on European firms over Iran: Bolton

    U.S. curbs 'possible' on European firms over Iran: Bolton

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    Trump had long complained that the 2015 deal empowered Iran by giving its economy a much-needed boost, while failing to curb Tehran's activities beyond its nuclear pursuits.Among the activities Trump decried were Iran's development of ballistic missiles and its support for groups deemed terrorist organizations by the U.S.
  • Bounce house with child inside rolls onto Southern California highway

    Bounce house with child inside rolls onto Southern California highway

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    Happily, the kid survived with minor accidents. It was the latest in a handful of incidents where bounce houses have taken to the air with children inside because of high winds. In Houston, 10 people were injured when strong winds blew a bounce house more than 30 yards across a football field and into a fence during a school carnival in May 2016, WYFF-TV reported .
  • Romney slams Trump's choice of 'bigot' pastor for Jerusalem embassy prayer

    Romney slams Trump's choice of 'bigot' pastor for Jerusalem embassy prayer

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    The move is widely seen as controversial and has been rejected by Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. ( Many modern Muslim scholars disagree about her age.) The pastor has also said that Mormons, Muslims and Hindus " worship a false god ". "The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy", Jeffress said in the tweet .
  • Parents outraged over caged tiger at Florida prom

    Parents outraged over caged tiger at Florida prom

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    Cell phone video captured Christopher Columbus High School students watching in awe as the caged tiger rolled into prom Friday night, but not everyone was impressed by the "surprise entertainment". Afterward, the school stated that the wildlife was overseen the whole time by a Florida-licensed facility. The exotic birds were placed in cages as centerpieces on the tables.
  • Gambling on Sports Legal

    Gambling on Sports Legal

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    Other states were given a year to opt in, but none acted in time. New Jersey has fought for the better part of this decade to legalize sports gambling in its state and now has won this monumental ruling. All four major USA professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government had urged the court to uphold the federal law. Monday, the Supreme Court agreed.
  • Centre submits draft Cauvery scheme in Supreme Court

    Centre submits draft Cauvery scheme in Supreme Court

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    On May 8, the SC warned the Centre that it was in "sheer contempt" of the February 16 verdict by not framing the Cauvery management scheme on river water sharing between the four southern riparian states till now. The Supreme Court also clarified that it won't go into the correctness of the scheme, allowing all the concerned states to have a greater say. "We do not want to come back to square one".
  • Iran, China agree to maintain nuclear deal

    Iran, China agree to maintain nuclear deal

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    But he added: "If the nuclear deal is to continue, the interests of the people of Iran must be assured". "Since the signing of the JCPOA (nuclear deal), we have gone from an atmosphere like a gold rush, to one of utter depression", said a Western trade diplomat on condition of anonymity.
  • MI5 chief: Russian Federation could become 'outlaw' due to Skripal case

    MI5 chief: Russian Federation could become 'outlaw' due to Skripal case

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    Although IS plans to expand its terror activities across the European continent, the head of MI5 is "confident about our ability to tackle these threats, because of the strength and resilience of our democratic systems, the resilience of our societies and the values we share with our European partners", BBC reported.
  • US Threatens EU Companies With Sanctions for Doing Business With Iran

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    Trump's decision to end US compliance with the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was made over the objections of worldwide leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who personally lobbied the president to honor the agreement-as well as 63 percent of Americans, according to a CNN poll.
  • Eight Sherpas summit Mt Everest in a first for the season

    Eight Sherpas summit Mt Everest in a first for the season

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    Xinhua added that the successful expedition comes a day after eight rope-fixing team members reached the summit, opening the climbing route for 2018 - the spring season accounts for 96 percent of all summits on Everest . Last year, he returned from a point at the height of around 8,000 metres. "Climbing Mount Everest is my dream. It also represents a personal challenge, a challenge of fate", Xia told AFP last month before heading to the mountain.
  • Kosher Foods Market Outlook, Opportunity And Demand Analysis, Forecast 2018

    Kosher Foods Market Outlook, Opportunity And Demand Analysis, Forecast 2018

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    The Organic Food market analysis is provided for the global market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions development status. Moreover, the Pet Food Packaging report also entails the market's key strategic developments consisting of research & development, new product launch, acquisitions & mergers, partnerships, agreements, joint ventures & collaborations, and regional growth of key participants in the market on the regional and global basis.
  • Italy Populists Close in on Government Pact, Silent on Premier

    Italy Populists Close in on Government Pact, Silent on Premier

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    It is still unclear who Italy's next prime minister could be, although Di Maio said it would be "a politician and not a technician". If the head of state accepts the nomination, the position could be filled within days. The progress is likely to clear the way for a coalition government formed of the two parties. The League's hallmark scheme, a flat tax rate of 15% for companies and individuals, is estimated to reduce tax revenues by €80bn per year.
  • USA delegation lands in Tel Aviv

    USA delegation lands in Tel Aviv

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    Following the US' lead, both Guatemala and Paraguay have announced they move their embassies to Jerusalem too. Israeli media report that the country will be among the few European Union states to be represented at the event, alongside Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic, whereas Germany, Poland and Russian Federation declined the invite.
  • 70 per cent turnout in Karnataka polls

    70 per cent turnout in Karnataka polls

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    The exit polls have indicated that the May 15 results with throw up a fractured verdict - a situation in which the JD (S) headed by former Prime Minister H.D. And so emerges the big question - if indeed there's a hung assembly, will Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah put their egos aside and form a coalition? The News Nation survey shows the BJP could end up winning 105-109 seats while Congress tally will nosedive to 71 to 75.
  • Ansari backs AMU students

    Ansari backs AMU students

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    The controversy over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah refuses to die down as now a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister from Haryana has demanded that the name of the Aligarh Muslim University should be changed. As per the media reports, as many as 3,000 protesters gathered at the main gate, Baab-e-Sayyad, of AMU, seeking a judicial inquiry against Hindu groups who barged into the campus and clashed with the students on Wednesday.
  • Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be ahead in poll

    Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be ahead in poll

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    After a vote Saturday that saw a record number of abstentions, the Victory Alliance of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has been backed by the worldwide community, looked to have won in only one province. When final figures are released later on May 14, the results could offer a significant indication of whether Iraq's government will continue its longstanding ties to the United States and the West under Abadi or whether it will tilt more toward Iran.
  • Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remarks create stir in Pakistan

    Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remarks create stir in Pakistan

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    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday dubbed as a "serious disclosure" Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif publicly acknowledging that militant organisations were active in his country. "India always shows aggression when it comes to incidents such as that of Kulbushan Jadhav", he said, referring to the Indian spy facing a death sentence in Pakistan.
  • Petrol, diesel prices hiked after Karnataka Assembly polls

    Petrol, diesel prices hiked after Karnataka Assembly polls

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    However, the daily revision of petrol and diesel prices has been on hold since April 24 this year - around 20 days before the high-stakes Karnataka election, where the Congress is hoping to retain its southern bastion and where the BJP is looking to win a major advantage ahead of next year's Lok Sabha election.
  • 'America is respected again,' Trump declares at rally

    'America is respected again,' Trump declares at rally

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    The GOP holds a 51-49 edge, and Vice President Mike Pence can break a possible tie. Trump also praised Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun, a businessman and former member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He assailed him for opposing the president's signature tax cuts and his attempt to end the Affordable Care Act. At the start of this year, barely a quarter of registered voters in California said they were Republicans, down from more than a third in 1997.
  • Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration

    Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration

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    In Jerusalem's busy Jaffa Street it is nearly impossible to differentiate what exactly Israeli protesters are celebrating, as they seem to have so much to choose from. Palestinians are getting ready for another massive protest Monday near the border with Israel. With powerful players backing both Israel and Palestine, expect to see a political tug of war over this dually claimed capital.
  • Arsenal must secure away result to send off Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal must secure away result to send off Arsene Wenger

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    Huddersfield's most recent victory over Arsenal came at home in January 1971. Despite intensified cries of "Wenger Out" for the past few seasons, the Frenchman received a massive outpouring of support when it was announced last month that he was departing the club with which he won three Premier League titles.
  • White Wisconsin cop caught on video punching Black teen

    White Wisconsin cop caught on video punching Black teen

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    King Rick, the leader of the organization, spearheaded a protest with roughly eight members on Saturday at both the police department and the mall. They 're additionally calling to get a mall security guard to become fired and a boycott of the mall.
  • Brewers bats go quiet in a 4-0 loss to Rockies

    Brewers bats go quiet in a 4-0 loss to Rockies

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    Brent Suter was forced into action to fill in for Anderson. Brewers prospect Freddy Peralta had an Major League Baseball debut to remember. Will the Colorado Rockies manage to salvage a split with the Milwaukee Brewers when the two close out their four-game series today at 3:10PM ET? Brewers: The possibility Anderson, scratched from his scheduled start because of a stomach ailment Saturday, could step in to make the start Sunday has not been ruled out.
  • BJP will win full majority in K'taka: Amit Shah

    BJP will win full majority in K'taka: Amit Shah

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    Parrikar exhorted the cadres to get ready for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and said the country needed Narendra Modi as prime minister again. "Either Shah should give Goa its chief minister or he should take back this undemocratically installed government", Naik told reporters at a press conference in Panaji .
  • National Hurricane Center watching Gulf system for possible development

    National Hurricane Center watching Gulf system for possible development

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    Up to seven inches of rain could fall this week in total on Florida's east coast, according to the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. "There's the potential or some heavy rains, so we'll have to monitor the potential for some flash flooding depending on the speed of the system and how far west it goes", he said.