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Maada Bio, who briefly ruled the West African country as head of a military junta in 1996, will square off against first-round runner-up Samura Kamara of the ruling All People's Congress, who took 42.7 percent. The runoff between Bio and Kamara will take place on March 27 after neither candidate obtained the required 55 percent for an outright win, said Conteh.
  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

    Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

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    Mr Johnson said on Friday that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that President Putin personally ordered the nerve agent attack against the former Russian spy. May is seeking a global coalition of countries to punish Moscow. The U.K. has accused Russian Federation of bearing responsibility for the attack, which British officials say involved a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed secretly by Russian Federation.
  • The widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter turns away in court

    The widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter turns away in court

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    Claiming that Salman has already admitted as much to authorities, Mandolfo told the story of Pulse survivor, Jeff Rodriguez - who survived by hiding in a bathroom despite suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Salman, who faces spending the rest of her life in prison if convicted, insists she knew nothing of her husband's plans but prosecutors allege she accompanied him as he scouted the target and later misled Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about how much she knew.
  • Turkish Military Says It Has Encircled Syrian Town of Afrin

    Turkish Military Says It Has Encircled Syrian Town of Afrin

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    As part of its "Olive Branch" military operation, the Turkish military and its allies, the Free Syrian Army and several Islamist armed groups, have nearly completed the siege of Afrin and are preparing to enter the city, but were waiting for the population to leave through a humanitarian corridor provided by them.
  • Britain's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgivable'

    Britain's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgivable'

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    Mr Corbyn said that Mrs May was right on Monday to identify two possibilities for the source of the nerve agent - either Russian Federation authorised the attack or had lost control of the Novichok substance. "We will not tolerate such a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil", May added. After four years in prison, he was released through a prisoner swap with the United States.
  • Russian Federation expels United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation amid ex-spy poisoning row

    Russian Federation expels United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation amid ex-spy poisoning row

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    Prime Minister Theresa May's ouster of 23 Kremlin envoys over the nerve-agent poisoning near London of a former spy and his daughter. Mr Bristow reiterated that the United Kingdom has no dispute with the Russian people, but said "we will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies and our values against an attack of this sort which is not only an attack on the United Kingdom but also on the worldwide rules based systems on which all countries - including Russia - depend for ...
  • Shriya Saran ties the knot with Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev?

    Shriya Saran ties the knot with Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev?

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    The only celebrity guest, who attended the wedding of the handsome actor, was Manoj Bajpayee and wife Shabana, who are Shriya's neighbours. She became popular when she inacted in Drishyam as Ajay's wife. Earlier, there were reports that this marriage would be in Udaipur, though later Shriya termed it as just a rumour. However, in February, reports of her impending nuptials with the sports star started surfacing.
  • Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

    Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

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    The abrupt decision to accept the summit has triggered much skepticism from Korea observers but, after his call with Moon, Trump's White House remained cautiously optimistic that his strategy of making military threats backed by crippling real-world sanctions had forced Kim's hand.
  • President Trump says 'it certainly looks' like Russian Federation was behind spy attack

    President Trump says 'it certainly looks' like Russian Federation was behind spy attack

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a global coalition of countries to punish Moscow, and the U.S., France and Germany have already lined up against Russian Federation over the Skripal attack. Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and withdrawing agreement for Britain to operate a consulate-general in St.
  • Messi majestic as Barcelona crush Chelsea

    Messi majestic as Barcelona crush Chelsea

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    Conte has made it clear that his charges will continue fighting on both fronts to end their season on a positive note. Messi also set up Ousmane Dembele in a 3-0 win at Camp Nou after he had scored Barcelona's goal in the opening-leg 1-1 draw in London .
  • Egyptians overseas begin voting in election

    Egyptians overseas begin voting in election

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    Egypt's air carrier Egypt Air will perform its first flight to Moscow after it was chose to restart aviation service between the countries on April 12, the company said in a statement on Friday. The primary results of the first round of the election will be announced on March 29, where decisions on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be made.
  • Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry

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    It said the move was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4", referring to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, which Britain has blamed on Russian Federation.
  • 11 convicted of lynching Jharkhand meat trader

    11 convicted of lynching Jharkhand meat trader

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    The court fixed March 21 to pronounce the quantum of punishment. Deepak Mishra, Chhotu Verma and Santosh Singh, members of the local gau raksha samiti were additionally convicted under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy). With all the accused in jail, the defence counsel said they would appeal against the judgment in the Jharkhand High Court. A mob lynched him allegedly for carrying beef in a Maruti Van.
  • AIADMK ex-MP bats for support to no-confidence motion, sacked

    AIADMK ex-MP bats for support to no-confidence motion, sacked

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    With the confrontation over issues ranging from PNB scam to the setting up a Cauvery board dampening hopes of Parliament returning to normalcy, Congress sounded out parties like the AIADMK over their plans to disrupt proceedings. Last week, two TDP ministers resigned from the Centre after Naidu indicated that his party was considering to break away from the BJP-led NDA alliance over the non-issuance of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Father of missing climber says his son died in Alaska

    Father of missing climber says his son died in Alaska

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    Sadly we have lost 2 really great climbers and I lost a son I am very proud of. "Marc-André was an incredible, loving man and he has touched many lives in so many ways", wrote his father. "Two climbing ropes were also seen in a crevasse midway down the 4th Tower". However, they were expected back in Juneau by Wednesday evening via the West Mendenhall Glacier Trail and never made it.
  • Pakistan refuses to send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to India

    Pakistan refuses to send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to India

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    A source said, "We can not send our commerce minister to India in the current situation and India has been informed about it". Another official said: "India can not take us for granted". Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal had on 15 March said Islamabad will hold consultations with Mahmood over "recent incidents of harassing of their diplomats".
  • Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russian Federation warning

    Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russian Federation warning

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    Since October 2017 Rex Tillerson's position has been rather shaky. Tillerson said in a farewell speech Tuesday that he will officially leave his post on March 31, but officials said his last day in the office will be March 22. Tillerson's frustration at being sacked over social media has a precedent: Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus found out Kelly had replaced him when Trump tweeted from Air Force One, while it idled on a tarmac and Priebus sat in a auto nearby.
  • Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20

    Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20

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    The US, France and Germany have already lined up against Russian Federation on this attack, and top European Union diplomats may discuss next steps at a meeting on Monday (Tuesday NZT). Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Stoltenberg said the incident was part of a "pattern of reckless behaviour" from Russian Federation, following allegations of cyber attacks and election meddling in recent years.
  • Trump signs Taiwan travel act which China opposes

    Trump signs Taiwan travel act which China opposes

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    The United States does not have formal ties with Taiwan but is required by law to help it with self-defence and is the island's primary source of weapons. Residents of Taipeh also appeared happy with the development, with one man telling DW: "Taiwan is a political entity; we should have the right to officially visit the USA".
  • A brief history of Stephen Hawking

    A brief history of Stephen Hawking

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    His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. The scientist participated with his wife, the Cordovan physicist Gabriela González, at Hawking's 75th anniversary dinner, which took place at Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge in 2017.
  • S.Korea to seek talks with N.Korea in preparation for summit

    S.Korea to seek talks with N.Korea in preparation for summit

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    According to the White House, Moon and Trump "expressed cautious optimism over recent developments and emphasized that a brighter future is available for North Korea, if it chooses the correct path". The rare visit prompted speculation the two diplomats could lay the groundwork for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Xi Jinping unanimously re-elected as President of China

    Xi Jinping unanimously re-elected as President of China

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    Weeks after eliminating two-term rule for the President in China, Xi Jinping has been re-elected as the country's president for the second consecutive five-year tenure on Saturday. Xi is keeping Wang by his side because of his "talent and ability", according to Hua Po, an independent Chinese political commentator. Like Xi's re-election, Wang's appointment was no surprise as he enjoys the President's patronage.
  • Shiv Sena yet to decide on TDP's no confidence motion

    Shiv Sena yet to decide on TDP's no confidence motion

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    The Congress , which lost its deposit in both seats after refusing to join the SP-BSP alliance, was left expressing its satisfaction on that point at least. "The BJP has now got the message clear and they will find newer ways and shrewder strategies to ensure victory", Michael said. The results of the by-elections in UP and Bihar will boost the opposition, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said, adding that people are now out of their "illusionary world".
  • Senate makes final tweaks to Dodd Frank revisions

    Senate makes final tweaks to Dodd Frank revisions

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    Furthermore, keeping the mortgage with the bank instead of selling it means that the bank has to take on the risk and as a result will likely engage in a comprehensive underwriting process before approving a loan application. Senators filed more than 100 other amendments to the bill, but party leaders have failed to reach a deal on which of those would get floor votes. Legislation now makes its way to the House, where uncertainty abounds as to whether or not it can pass muster.
  • Sweden ready to help resolve tensions on Korean peninsula

    Sweden ready to help resolve tensions on Korean peninsula

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    Sweden is happy to help resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, but it is up to the parties involved to try to find a way forward, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has said. Chinese state councillor Yang Jiechi is also due to visit South Korea this month to discuss North Korea-related matters. Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the isolationist country and now represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests, ...
  • Parkland shooting surveillance videos released: Watch what happened from outside

    Parkland shooting surveillance videos released: Watch what happened from outside

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    Broward County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson, in an eight-page order released Monday, said the videos could be released without imperiling the school's security system or endangering the investigation into the massacre. Officers are trained to engage an active shooter. At the time, according to the agency's timeline, Peterson over his police radio said: "Be advised we have possible, could be firecrackers, I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired - 1200 building".
  • In Response to Recent Deaths, FAA Halts

    In Response to Recent Deaths, FAA Halts "Doors-Off" Helicopter Flights Nationwide

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    Helicopter operators, pilots, and consumers should be aware of the hazard from supplemental restraint devices during an emergency evacuation during "doors off" flights. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the crash. Investigators said Thursday that they've taken apart the Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter's engine and found no abnormalities, along with no pre-crash damage to the helicopter.
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    Malaysia's "Snake whisperer" dies after cobra bite

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    The spitting cobra bit 33-year-old Abu Zarin Hussin on Monday in the central state of Pahang, where he subsequently succumbed its venom in hospital on Friday. During those sessions, he taught firemen how to identify the different snake species, especially the venomous ones and their bites, and ways to capture them without killing them.
  • AAA offering its free 'Tipsy Tow' rides during St. Patrick's Day

    AAA offering its free 'Tipsy Tow' rides during St. Patrick's Day

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    AAA is partnering with Budweiser to get inebriated people home safely for free . The program is created to be a safety net for those who don't have a way home. "The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Enid Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff's Office and North Enid Police Department will all be patrolling, searching for impaired drivers this weekend".
  • Providence can't get past Texas A&M despite big game from Kecoughtan's Bullock

    Providence can't get past Texas A&M despite big game from Kecoughtan's Bullock

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    Sun Belt player of the year D'Marcus Simonds has made the most of his opportunity for a national showcase so far. If you're at work you can live online stream Texas A&M vs Providence for free, or catch the game on CBS Sports TV. The 15th-seeded Titans were hanging tough with No. 2 Purdue, trailing 13-12 in the middle of the first half. At the same time Providence didn't play the game it needed to.
  • Hacker who gave up Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning dies

    Hacker who gave up Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning dies

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    A spokeswoman for Sedgwick County's regional forensic science center told Business Insider that an autopsy is being conducted and will determine the cause of death. Lamo's father Mario confirmed the death Friday on Facebook. Lamo defended his decision to reveal Manning's identity to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an interview with the Guardian in 2013.
  • UK's Johnson says it's 'overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered nerve agent attack

    UK's Johnson says it's 'overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered nerve agent attack

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    Boris Johnson , while visiting the Battle of Britain Bunker museum in Uxbridge with his Polish counterpart, told reporters the British government has "nothing against" the Russian people and that their problem is with the Kremlin. But to the West, they are raising similar concerns. British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down a ...
  • North Korean Envoy in Sweden Amid Planning for Trump-Kim Meeting

    North Korean Envoy in Sweden Amid Planning for Trump-Kim Meeting

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    President Donald Trump. Ri is travelling with Choe Kang Il, deputy director general of the foreign ministry's North America section, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. Ri. In a letter to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres last month, he urged the United Nations not to remain silent about what he called "the U.S.
  • White House says Trump's North Korea meeting is still in the works

    White House says Trump's North Korea meeting is still in the works

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    Korea, with the country playing a key role in liaising diplomatic talks. Ri's talks with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom are expected to resume on Friday. "Sweden fully supports the Security Council resolutions". Because of its non-alignment policy, Sweden sometimes acts as a proxy for states whose diplomatic relations are strained.
  • North Korean foreign minister arrives in Sweden for talks

    North Korean foreign minister arrives in Sweden for talks

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    Nauert said the United States was preparing for a possible summit with North Korea in good faith but had yet to hear directly from North Korea on the matter. "The foreign minister asked for the meeting while they were at the Olympics together". The talks were to continue on Friday. She emphasized the importance of talks and dialogue even with a regime that poses grave threat saying that there shouldn't be another war on the Korean Peninsula.
  • CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee

    CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee

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    Rodriguez wrote in his memoir that Haspel "drafted a cable" ordering the tapes' destruction in 2005 as the program came under mounting public scrutiny and that he then "took a deep breath of tired satisfaction and hit Send". Not long after the Tuesday announcement, John McCain-who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam-released a statement, calling the period when the United States tortured its own detainees "one of the darkest chapters in American history", and ...
  • Facebook Suspends Political Research Firm Linked To Trump For Violating User Privacy

    Facebook Suspends Political Research Firm Linked To Trump For Violating User Privacy

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    Cambridge Analytica uses data to reach voters with hyper-targeted messaging, including on Facebook and other online services. "In 2015, we learned that a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. "He also passed that data to Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, Inc", the statement said. Cambridge Analytica is credited with helping President Trump to win the American presidential election last November and with helping the Leave side to win in the Brexit ...