• Russia summons British ambassador to foreign ministry

    Russia summons British ambassador to foreign ministry

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    They remain in critical condition in hospital. Russian Federation did not respond to Theresa May's deadline of midnight on Monday to respond to the government's findings in relation to Skripal and his daughter. But senior shadow cabinet member Sir Keir Starmer gave his unqualified support to Mrs May's approach, telling BBC1's Question Time: "I think it is very important that we support the action the Prime Minister laid out on Wednesday as a response to this unprovoked attack".
  • Russian diplomat hints United Kingdom lab could be nerve agent source

    Russian diplomat hints United Kingdom lab could be nerve agent source

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    UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday gave the 23 Russian diplomats - whom she described as undeclared intelligence officers - a week to leave, as she accused the Russian state of being "culpable" for the attack in Salisbury. "We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russian Federation has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purposes of assassination but has also been creating and stockpiling Novichok", Johnson said.
  • California homeless family of four found dead in parked van

    California homeless family of four found dead in parked van

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    The four were found in the back of the vehicle, near their clothes and some groceries, he said. The woman was identified as Emma Ha and their two children were 2-year-old Nikki and 8-month-old Mone, according to a GoFundMe page. "She said she's seen this van here in the parking lot before and believed that the family that was in the van may be homeless or in between places", police Lt.
  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats

    Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats

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    Election authorities said turnout nationwide Sunday was 34.7 percent at noon Moscow time. Putin traveled across Russian Federation pledging to raise wages, pour more funds into the country's crumbling health care and education and modernize dilapidated infrastructure.
  • Massive $457M Powerball jackpot goes to single victor

    Massive $457M Powerball jackpot goes to single victor

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    Powerball officials estimate that the winnings from the Saturday drawing total $456.7 million; $273.9 million cash value. This winning amount is the 8th largest jackpot in Powerball game history. Further details on the victor and where the ticket was purchased have yet to be released. They were sold in California, Missouri, and Texas. If the victor decides to take the cash lump sum option, they will receive about $273.9 million, Powerball officials said.
  • Several injured as man drives vehicle into Gravesend nightclub

    Several injured as man drives vehicle into Gravesend nightclub

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    Kent police officials said the driver, who has not been identified, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said 13 people suffered injuries, but none of them were life-threatening. Details on the conditions of those injured have not been released and the incident is not being treated as terrorism. BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson tweeted: "A guy who didn't get let in the club just drove his vehicle inside and almost killed us all".
  • Modi govt has mismanaged the Kashmir issue like never before

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    Referring to Mr. Modi's pre-election promise of creating two crore jobs annually, Dr. Singh said, "But we have not seen even two lakh jobs". Speaking on the occasion, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused PM Modi's government of mismanaging the situation in Jammu and Kashmir like never before.
  • Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria's Ghouta: monitor

    Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria's Ghouta: monitor

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    Armed groups loyal to Assad last month moved to join the Kurdish defense of Afrin but stayed outside the town after Turkish forces fired artillery in a warning not to advance further, state-run Turkish media reported . But Erdogan has repeatedly said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey will not allow a "terror corridor" along its border. The intensity of the shelling and airstrikes have made it nearly impossible for ambulances to move and wounded people can not reach ...
  • UK, US, France, Germany point to Russian Federation over spy attack

    UK, US, France, Germany point to Russian Federation over spy attack

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    While many British politicians have backed the government in blaming Moscow for the nerve agent attack , the U.K.'s main opposition leader has cautioned against a rush to judgment. Lavrov said Russian Federation will "of course" expel British diplomats and that he hopes the Skripals recover soon so light can be shed on what happened.
  • Israel makes arrests after deadly West Bank vehicle ramming

    Israel makes arrests after deadly West Bank vehicle ramming

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    Roughly 600,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank since Israel occupied the territory - along with East Jerusalem - in 1967. The Hamas terror group praised the attack, saying it "proves our people's readiness to continue the Jerusalem intifada". He added that preparations are underway for millions of Palestinians to participate from Gaza , the West Bank and diaspora.
  • Jay Weatherill resigns as party leader following Labor loss in SA election

    Jay Weatherill resigns as party leader following Labor loss in SA election

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    This election was unusual because Nick Xenophon's SA Best party had close to 15 per cent of the statewide vote. The fact is we are now in contention'. Labor has campaigned on planned capital works of almost $2 billion, the Liberals have committed to tax cuts and Mr Xenophon has not revealed costings, but urged voters to look at his track record at state and federal levels over two decades.
  • Britain and allies plan next steps against Russian Federation

    Britain and allies plan next steps against Russian Federation

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    UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was "highly likely" that Russian Federation was responsible for the incident, since the two were poisoned with a Novichok-class chemical agent that was developed in the Soviet Union. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on March 16 said that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Russian President Vladimir Putin made the decision to use the toxin against Skripal.
  • Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected

    Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected

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    Public transport is operating with some disruption due to the weather. Met Éireann have released their latest update for this afternoon. The safety of our customers and our employees is of paramount importance. Scattered heavy snow showers are expected to continue across the morning and leading to accumulations in places and some drifting. "The snow is blowing around a lot", Mr Eagleton told RTE Radio One.
  • Russian monitors report election irregularities

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    Putin is facing seven challengers on the ballot but the outcome of the vote is pre-ordained, given his high popularity ratings. Voters also faced billboards celebrating Russian greatness - a big theme of Putin's leadership. After barring Alexei Navalny, one of the main challengers to Putin, for legal reasons, Russians are quite aware of what Kremlin has in its fate. Sunday marks four years since Putin signed a treaty declaring Crimea to be a part of Russian Federation in a move that ...
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa Undertakes Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, 17 Marc

    President Cyril Ramaphosa Undertakes Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, 17 Marc

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    The ANC has backed land expropriation without compensation, and last month, lawmakers also backed a motion that could possibly lead to constitutional changes over land reform. Ramaphosa was responding to a question by the DA on government's full details to expropriate land without compensation. South Africa has a history of colonial conquest and dispossession that pushed the black majority into crowded urban townships and rural reserves.
  • Dark phone company caught selling phones to drug dealers

    Dark phone company caught selling phones to drug dealers

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    AFP Assistant Commissioner Organised Crime, Neil Gaughan said the USA indictment means the weapon of choice in the arsenal of organised criminal groups worldwide - secure encrypted communications - has been disrupted and disabled on an unprecedented scale.
  • Trump demands answers as Russian Federation ignores Britain's spy…

    Trump demands answers as Russian Federation ignores Britain's spy…

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    The United States on Thursday took its most notable action against Russia since Donald Trump became president, slapping sanctions on a group of Russian individuals and entities, including Moscow's intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 USA election and malicious cyber attacks.
  • Dutch PM warns Macron, Merkel against dictating EU reforms

    Dutch PM warns Macron, Merkel against dictating EU reforms

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    The French president has been counting on support from Merkel, the leader of Europe's biggest economy - but almost six months of politico limbo in Germany as she struggled to form a coalition government forced him to put his plans on hold. Among other things, the budget for the legislative period after the Brexit and the elections of the European Parliament in 2019 were also discussed. Flying into Paris for her first foreign trip since she was finally granted a fourth term Wednesday at the ...
  • Amit Shah absolves Yogi Adityanath, says BJP will analyse UP bypoll loss

    Amit Shah absolves Yogi Adityanath, says BJP will analyse UP bypoll loss

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    Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said the BJP may call for early Lok Sabha elections after its stunning defeat in the parliamentary bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. He was speaking exclusively to DD News on completion of One year of his government in the state. Rejecting the charge that the crime graph had increased during his tenure, he said, "This is society, but see the difference between pre and post 2017".
  • US VP reiterates 'do more' in meeting with PM Abbasi

    US VP reiterates 'do more' in meeting with PM Abbasi

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    During the 30-minute meeting, Pence also emphasised the need for immediate action from Pakistan to stop cross-border attacks, the Dawn reported. No US or Pakistani official accompanied the two leaders at this meeting and both sides explained their perspectives on Afghanistan.
  • Defense Department IDs 7 dead airmen from chopper crash in Iraq

    Defense Department IDs 7 dead airmen from chopper crash in Iraq

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    The Pentagon said the crash is under investigation and does not appear to be the result of enemy activity. "Lt. Raguso and Fire Marshal Zanetis bravely wore two uniforms in their extraordinary lives of service - as New York City Firefighters and as members of the United States Armed Forces", Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Friday.
  • Two each from BJP, Congress elected unannounced to RS from Gujarat

    Two each from BJP, Congress elected unannounced to RS from Gujarat

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    RS election from Uttar Pradesh had seemed to be unopposed as of March 12, but the BJP fielded 3 more candidates of whom 2 withdrew their papers on Thursday. Actor-turned-politician and senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha (known as "Shot-gun Sinha" for his witty and instant replies) has taken the party and its leaders to task for the Lok Sabha by-poll reverses suffered by the Party in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
  • Indian pop star Daler Mehndi convicted of human trafficking

    Indian pop star Daler Mehndi convicted of human trafficking

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    He was subsequently granted bail and he will remain on bail till further appeal to a higher court. The court had convicted Daler Mehendi and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment. Around 35 more grumblings, leveling charges of extortion against the siblings, came up later. Bakshish claimed that Mehndi took Rs. 12 lakhs to send him to Canada.
  • New US State Secretary Could Discourage Global Oil Output

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    This is an European Union effort to deter the United States from exiting the nuclear deal with Iran. In exchange, Tehran was granted widespread relief from worldwide trade, oil and banking sanctions. Hook, who Tillerson leaned on heavily for policy advice and direction, could meet separately in Vienna with the Iranian delegation head, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

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    Hailing Britain as the "pre-eminent" country in standing up to Russian aggression, Mr Johnson told the BBC: "What we have done in expelling 23 diplomats, probably undeclared agents, is far beyond what Vladimir Putin had bargained for". Just to recap, former spy and ex-GRU employee Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found sitting on a bench in Salisbury on March 4. The Skripals remain in critical condition.
  • Syrian army captures 70 pct of Eastern Ghouta area

    Syrian army captures 70 pct of Eastern Ghouta area

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the number of Syrians leaving a rebel pocket in Syria's eastern Ghouta toward government lines on Thursday had climbed to at least 7,000. Four major rebel groups are now positioned inside Eastern Ghouta, namely the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham, and the Levant Liberation Committee, known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
  • One Dead, One Injured After Reports Of Gunfire At Thousand Oaks Mall

    One Dead, One Injured After Reports Of Gunfire At Thousand Oaks Mall

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    The injured person was taken to a hospital by the Ventura County Fire Department. The circumstances of the situation are unknown. He says the couple have children, who have been found and are safe. "I went to Nordstrom to get trousers, and the next thing I know, the doors are being sealed", Simpson told The Associated Press. "We believe this was a focused attack and that the individuals know each other", Hagel said.
  • Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

    Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

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    The foreign ministry said Moscow's measures were a response to what it called Britain's "provocative actions and groundless accusations ". Speaking at the annual Conservative Party's spring conference, May said: "In light of their [Russia's] previous behavior, we anticipated a response of this kind and we will consider our next steps in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners".
  • Russians Vote on New Putin Term as Tensions Flare With West

    Russians Vote on New Putin Term as Tensions Flare With West

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    In comments to reporters after he left the Foreign Ministry, Bristow said the crisis had arisen because of "the attempted murder of two people using a chemical weapon developed in Russian Federation and not declared by Russian Federation". She warned that Britain "will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian government". Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change their conviction that Russian ...
  • Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats

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    Britain expelled 23 diplomats after Russian Federation did not meet a deadline to explain the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a Soviet-made nerve agent. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. British Ambassador Laurie Bristow said the appalling attack on Britain used a chemical weapon developed in Russian Federation and not declared at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, as ...
  • Tit-for-Tat over Spy Row: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

    Tit-for-Tat over Spy Row: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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    Earlier on Saturday Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow , for a meeting, as diplomatic relations continue to sour. A spokeswoman for the U.K. Foreign Office said Britain had anticipated Moscow's response. "Russia had nothing to do with this incident", said Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.
  • May says considering next steps after Russian Federation expels British diplomats

    May says considering next steps after Russian Federation expels British diplomats

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    The Kremlin delayed its response for three days until a day before national elections on Sunday, for which President Vladimir Putin has campaigned while casting himself as a defender of Russian Federation against Western aggression. "It is Russian Federation that is in flagrant breach of worldwide law and the Chemical Weapons Convention", the Foreign Office said in a statement.
  • Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir

    Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir

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    The dead include Mohammed Ramzan (35), his wife Malika Bi (32), and sons Abdul Rehman (14), Mohammed Rizwan (12) and Razaq Ramzan (7). The two injured were his daughters, who are said to be treated at a hospital. "In such circumstances we are not expecting improvement in relations between the two countries", Asif was quoted as saying by state-run Radio Pakistan.
  • Parkland shooting CCTV shows officer remained outside during massacre

    Parkland shooting CCTV shows officer remained outside during massacre

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    Citing " strong public interest ", a Broward judge last week ordered public release of the four video clips from the surveillance system at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Peterson's radio calls in the minutes after shooting show he nearly immediately realised gunshots were being fired inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  • Here is how Arizona's loss destroyed most NCAA Tournament brackets

    Here is how Arizona's loss destroyed most NCAA Tournament brackets

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    Let's hope you did, because on Friday night, hell froze over, and March Madness lived up to its name. No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 3 Michigan State because of its pesky zone and Jim Boeheim 's experience of leading a No. 10 seed to the Final Four in 2016. No. 8 seed Seton Hall The Jayhawks are incredibly vulnerable with big man Udoka Azubukie still limited while nursing a knee injury, which would make this spread more than fair - under otherwise normal circumstances.
  • Spy Scandal Won't Disrupt Presidential Election

    Spy Scandal Won't Disrupt Presidential Election

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    Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, whom Trump reportedly may fire, condemned Russian Federation in a speech Thursday for being "complicit in Assad's atrocities" in Syria and conducting more than 100 bombing missions in Eastern Ghouta, as well as being "responsible" for the Skripal poisoning.
  • Washington governor, BC premier in Vancouver to talk trains

    Washington governor, BC premier in Vancouver to talk trains

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    Inslee said the study will be finished "within the year". Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is on the west coast as well today. It says B.C. The Secretary for Environmental Protection in California, Matt Rodriguez, echoed Inslee's message and said that co-operation among the governments on the West Coast is more important now than ever.