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Facebook deletes more Russian troll farm-affiliated accounts

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Unlike previous banning sprees, Wednesday's deletion of 270 accounts and pages from Facebook and Instagram was "not based on the content" and included predominantly Russian-language "commentary on domestic and worldwide political issues, the promotion of Russian culture and tourism as well as debate on more everyday issues." . Read More »

China tells North Korea it appreciates its efforts on denuclearisation

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Ri Yong-ho, Minister for Foreign Affairs for North Korea , addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in NY. Kim's predecessors, grandfather Kim Il Sung and father Kim Jong Il, both promised not to pursue nuclear weapons but secretly maintained programmes to develop them, culminating in the North's first nuclear test in 2006 under Kim Jong Il. Read More »

Pipe-wielding man fatally shot by NY police officers in Brooklyn

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The police said officers "observed a man fitting the description the 911 caller provided and engaged the suspect". Four officers, three in plainclothes and one in uniform, fired 10 rounds among them, striking the man. Above is a representational image of police officers along with their firearms. Photo People gathered near the corner of Montgomery Street and Utica Avenue, where a man was fatally shot by plainclothes officers. Read More »

Sierra Leone Ruling Party 'Has Slight Lead' Over Challenger

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The APC supporters are hoping that this will result in their victory after unofficial results show a very tight race between their candidate, Dr. Samura Kamara and Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party. Sixteen political parties contested in the elections, with more than 3.1 million voters registered across the country. Despite enjoying a wealth of mineral and diamond deposits, Sierra Leone remains on the world's poorest nations, having only gradually recovered from a long and ... Read More »

Man sexually assault 16-year-old Houston County girl

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Authorities said Wednesday Damper is now facing two charges, but more charges may be on the way. The Mauritius Olympic Committee and sports ministry were unable to provide immediate comment when contacted by the media. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said it was aware of the allegations. "We realized that a year ago when I came here there was not a SANE program, like they had at the Duluth hospitals, and we realized it was something our community needed", said Kim Pearson, Director ... Read More »

Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

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Russian Federation is a key backer of Assad. Most of the rebels in the Qalamoun mountains already evacuated in previous deals with the government. Jaish al-Islam, which has been defending Douma against an offensive by Russian-backed Syrian government forces, has not confirmed the agreement with the government. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Stone-pelting triggers crash, 2 jawans killed

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The driver of the CRPF vehicle was injured in stone-pelting, it said. The deceased have been identified as Riyaz Ahmed Wani of Verinag and Nissar Ahmed Wani of Kokernag. To maintain the law and order, additional forces were sent to the spot. Both have been shifted to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar for specialised treatment. Read More »

Sally Pearson expected to pull out of Commonwealth Games

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Earlier this year Pearson suffered an Achilles injury which kept her on the sidelines for several weeks, but the athlete recently insisted that she was confident of being fit enough to compete. Pearson, who was aiming for a third straight Commonwealth gold medal, confirmed she still intends to defend her world championships gold medal, with the aim of contesting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read More »

Jet Airways, Boeing Announce Additional 737 MAX Order

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The jets would be worth $8.8 billion at list prices, though airlines typically receive significant discounts from manufacturers. Jet Airways, India's second largest commercial airline by share of passenger traffic, on Wednesday, informed the Indian bourses of its intent to purchase 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from US-based The Boeing Company. Read More »

2500 booked for violence during Dalit protests in Kaithal

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In its judgment the court said prior approval was required following the acknowledged abuse of provisions for arrest in such cases. The " Bharat Bandh " ( India shutdown) was called by groups representing the Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, who make up 200 million of India's 1.25 billion population and are at the bottom of the caste hierarchy. Read More »

Family members enroute to wedding die in vehicle crash

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Allegations of abuse against Devonte and his five siblings have emerged as the search played out, and the Associated Press has just reported another allegation from a former family friend named Alexandra Argyropoulos. She declined to describe the nature of the referral. Their 3 adopted children - 19-year-old Markis , 14-year-old Jeremiah and 14-year-old Abigail - were also found dead near the SUV. Read More »

Delay possible in offshore wind timeline

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The collaboration will deploy new and specialized steel manufacturing capabilities that are not now utilized in the US Together, these companies create an industry-leading force that will build a renewable energy supply chain in MA, resulting in local job creation and state-wide economic benefits. Read More »

F-16 Crashes In Nevada, 3rd US Military Crash Since Tuesday

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The pilot was injured in the incident, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement . 'The accident is under investigation'. "The condition of the pilot is unknown at this time". In California, a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter crashed with four crew aboard. It's not clear what prompted the pilot's ejection. A separate Marine CH-53 helicopter was damaged late Tuesday while participating in the Alligator Dagger training exercise in global waters off the coast of Djibouti. Read More »

Mueller to Trump: You're Not Target of Probe But You're Under Investigation

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Trump shouldn't talk to the special counsel. Indeed, legal analysts said that Trump likely still faces substantial legal risk. Some White House lawyers, says the Post , reason that Trump has nothing to hide. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Many legal scholars take the position that he can not and that the only proper means of pursuing charges against a President is via ... Read More »

Migrant Caravan, Raising Concerns In US, Halts In Mexico

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Those migrants permitted to be in Mexico are free to make their way to the US border, where it is up to USA authorities to decide whether or not they can enter the country, the Mexican government says. Most of the group is now in the town of Matias Romero Avendano in the state of Oaxaca. They have tied tarps to the fence to protect them from the sun and cooked with pots perched on top of concrete blocks, as they have waited for an answer about where they should go. Read More »

NC child porn investigation leads back to York SC man

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The judge, upon learning that McQuay is also wanted in Greene County on "multiple" similar offenses, set his bond at $1 million. Daniel Blanchard, 34, was taken to the Dane County Jail, tentatively charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, the Oregon Police Department said. Read More »

Planned Parenthood chief: Kushner threatened to defund us over abortions

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If Planned Parenthood wanted to keep our federal funding, we would have to stop providing abortions . "The main issue, he [Kushner] explained, was abortion", People magazine quoted from Richards's book. On Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, said she is stepping down as its president. Richards characterized the couple's offer to protect the organization's federal funding if it stopped doing abortions as something that "felt like a ... Read More »

Mueller says Trump isn't a criminal target, but that could change

Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday. A target is a person for which there is substantial evidence linking him or her to a crime. Alex van der Zwaan , a lawyer who once worked closely with Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former deputy chairman Rick Gates, became the first person to be sentenced in Mueller's ongoing probe, which has hung over Trump's presidency. Read More »

Prince Philip recovering from hip surgery in London

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The 96-year-old was absent from the family's Easter services, which were attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Kate Middleton at Windsor Castle. On Thursday, March 29, he unexpectedly cancelled his appearance at the traditional Maunday service, which had also been held at St. George's Chapel, where his grandson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 . Read More »

Syrian rebel group begins to leave last bastion in eastern Ghouta

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States would "be coming out of Syria like very soon", just hours after the Pentagon highlighted the need for USA troops to remain in the country for the immediate future. The public declaration caught USA national security agencies off-guard and unsure whether Trump was formally announcing a new, unexpected change in policy. Read More »