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World News Indian party quits PM Modi's coalition in blow ahead of election
Author: 0 Indian party quits PM Modi's coalition in blow ahead of election

Political leaders, including Sharad Yadav, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party's (SP) Ramgopal Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Satish Mishra, Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha's (HAM) Jitan Ram Manjhi, National Conference's (NC) Omar Abdullah, JVM's Babulal Marandi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)'s Kanimozhi and All India United Democratic Front's (AIUDF) Badruddin Ajmal attended the same.

World News Can China's New Central Banker Restart Reforms?
Author: 0 Can China's New Central Banker Restart Reforms?

Mr Yi will take over a central bank tasked with the ongoing reform of China's financial landscape, including encouraging foreign investment into the financial markets, and monetary policy reform. Zhou lured Yi to join the PBOC in 1997, when Yi was a professor at Peking University. After almost a decade as an academic at Peking University and Indiana University in the U.S., Yi joined the PBOC's monetary policy committee at the height of the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

World News Karnataka government grants separate religion status to powerful Lingayat community
Author: 0 Karnataka government grants separate religion status to powerful Lingayat community

During his recent visit to Karnataka , BJP president Amit Shah downplayed the issues of a separate flag and separate religion status for Lingayats, terming these as a "political game" being played by the Congress . The Lingayat community that owes allegiance to the "social reform movement" initiated by Basaveshwara has a substantial population in Karnataka, especially in the northern parts of the State.

World News Vladimir Putin Wins, Will Lead Russia for Another 6 Years
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin Wins, Will Lead Russia for Another 6 Years

With 99.8 percent of the vote counted, results showed Putin won nearly 77 percent of the vote, well up from his showing in the last election in 2012. Putin addressed thousands on the Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin late Sunday. Putin's closest rival in the election was opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was disqualified from running in the election when he was convicted for embezzlement in December.

World News United Kingdom links Putin to attack on ex-spy
Author: 0 United Kingdom links Putin to attack on ex-spy

Russians have voted in a presidential election which is set to give incumbent leader Vladimir Putin a runaway victory. Mr Putin faces seven challengers but none poses a serious threat. David Sepashvili went to Russia's mountainous Dagestan region to work in a polling station and prevent violations in Sunday's presidential election, but said a group of thugs physically stopped him from doing his job.

World News Mohammed bin Salman: Only death can stop me from ruling
Author: 0 Mohammed bin Salman: Only death can stop me from ruling

He defended at length his anti-corruption purge which saw numerous kingdom's princes and tycoons detained for several weeks inside Riyadh's luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel - widely seen as an attempt to cement his grip on power. "Its army is not among the top five armies in the Muslim world". He said: "Iran is not a rival to Saudi Arabia ". Prince Mohammed, known by his initials MBS, was named crown prince that month by his father, King Salman .

World News Facebook Stock Sinks After Controversy Involving Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign
Author: 0 Facebook Stock Sinks After Controversy Involving Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign

The firms so-called psychographic modeling underpinned its work for the Trump campaign in 2016, though many have questioned the effectiveness of its techniques. For their part, Cambridge Analytica and GSR said everything they did to collect user data was permissible on the platform. Companies offer us free applications that are convenient, useful and fun in exchange for perpetual rights to the data they can harvest from our actions online (and sometimes offline).

Author: 0 Putin wins fourth term with record vote

Final results announced by the electoral commission showed Mr. Putin won 76 per cent of the polls with opposition communist leader Pavel Grudinin receiving 12 per cent. Russian election observers spoke of some 300 incidents of attempted manipulation or multiple voting. Runner-up Grudinin said the elections had been "dishonest".

World News Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit Taj Mahal today
Author: 0 Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit Taj Mahal today

Trudeau's first full-day itinerary Sunday includes a flight to Agra for a tour of the famed Taj Mahal before returning to Delhi for a round table with non-governmental organizations. "I had come down to Agra from New Delhi to see the Taj Mahal", recalled Trudeau. It was Trudeau's second visit to the monument, three decades after he visited it with his father who was then the prime minister of Canada.

World News Ant McPartlin arrested and released over drink driving vehicle crash
Author: 0 Ant McPartlin arrested and released over drink driving vehicle crash

The 42-year-old co-hosted Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway with his longtime telly partner Declan Donnelly at 7.30pm on Saturday night. McPartlin's mother was reportedly in the auto with the TV presenter at the time. Get Me out of Here! presenter, 42, was involved in a collision with two other cars while he was driving his Mini in Richmond, South West London , at around 4pm.

World News Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russian Federation, exit polls show
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russian Federation, exit polls show

But Putin, in his first detailed comments on the poisoning, said Russian Federation had been falsely accused. British officials have said Moscow was culpable for the poisoning and expelled 23 Russian diplomats based in London. But employees of state and private companies reported coming under pressure to vote, while students were threatened with problems in their exams or even expulsion if they did not take part, according to the opposition-leaning Novaya Gazeta newspaper.

World News Lalu Prasad convicted in 4th fodder scam case, Jagannath Mishra acquitted
Author: 0 Lalu Prasad convicted in 4th fodder scam case, Jagannath Mishra acquitted

Yadav has been in Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail since December 23 after being convicted in the second fodder case relating to illegal withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deogarh treasury 21 years ago. In the second case of Fodder scam , Lalu Yadav was condemned on December 23, 2017, and sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment on 6 January 2018.

World News ASEAN, Australia sign MoU on counter-terrorism
Author: 0 ASEAN, Australia sign MoU on counter-terrorism

It says the leaders look forward to an early conclusion of an effective Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the first of its kind, opened in Sydney on Friday, in the presence of Turnbull and leaders of ten ASEAN nations including Vietnamese PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

Author: 0 European powers propose new Iran sanctions for ballistic missiles and Syria

German media outlets reported a visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to the U.S. next month to try and convince Trump of maintaining the nuclear deal. He reiterated the three broad complaints Trump has of the nuclear deal - its limited duration, the fact it does not cover ballistic missile testing, and United Nations inspections of Iranian facilities - but did not say what form of agreement he was seeking.

World News Syrian regime seizes two towns from rebels in eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Syrian regime seizes two towns from rebels in eastern Ghouta

Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi also said at a briefing Saturday that Russian Federation is concerned about signs that USA forces could be preparing missile attacks on Syria . Syrian state-run al-Ikhbariyah TV aired live footage showing hundreds of men, women and children carrying their belongings and marching into the town of Hamouria that was recently captured by Syrian troops.

World News Toddler found dead from unknown injuries just hours after AMBER Alert issued
Author: 0 Toddler found dead from unknown injuries just hours after AMBER Alert issued

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has found a missing toddler. Nain was found with life-threatening injuries around 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Authorities were still trying to piece together the events leading up to the boy's disappearance. Deputies did not elaborate how Nain was injured, but said he died after he was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The search for Dominguez began at around 5:41 p.m., when deputies received a report that the boy was last seen with an older sibling near ...

World News Russian elections in Crimea 'cannot be recognised': Polish foreign ministry
Author: 0 Russian elections in Crimea 'cannot be recognised': Polish foreign ministry

Security has been stepped up outside Russian government installations in Ukraine after Kyiv announced that only diplomats would be allowed access to vote in Russia's presidential election. Russia's presidential race is largely seen as predetermined, especially since the only candidate capable of mounting a serious campaign was barred from running.

World News Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Kapil Sibal
Author: 0 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Kapil Sibal

Kejriwal earlier apologised to Congress leader Kapil Sibal and his son Amit Sibal who he said benefited in a conflict of interest case, saying that Amit appeared in the court for Vodafone when his father was the communications minister. Punjab AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann and three others last week quit from the party's post in protest. Many leaders also voiced their demand for a separate identity for Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party due to the ongoing apology issue.

World News Bushfire destroys homes and businesses on NSW South Coast
Author: 0 Bushfire destroys homes and businesses on NSW South Coast

An emergency warning was issued to residents in the Tathra area. Residents took refuge on a nearby beach and watched on helplessly as the blaze destroyed 70 homes and the local caravan park in an area which is popular with tourists. On Sunday, about 280 firefighters were battling the blazes, with assistance from 29 aircraft. "I've had feedback from some of our members today, that are seasoned veterans, and they've said this is the hardest fire that they've had to fight, in their memory".

World News Putin says he ordered 'hijacked' plane to be shot down in 2014
Author: 0 Putin says he ordered 'hijacked' plane to be shot down in 2014

Ultimately, the tragedy was avoided. Minutes later, the FSB chief called Putin to say it was a false alarm and that the plane was due to land safely in Turkey. Magen said he did not know for sure what Putin meant by the statements. Or maybe Americans paid them for this job. "Maybe the Jews interfered in the American elections, maybe the Jews control the world, maybe Jews slaughtered the Jews in Poland.

World News Recommendation to have suspected Stoneman Douglas shooter never acted on
Author: 0 Recommendation to have suspected Stoneman Douglas shooter never acted on

New details are emerging about the Florida school shooting suspect, as some school officials and a sheriff's deputy wanted Nicolas Cruz to be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation in 2016 under Florida's Baker Act. Clinicians had repeatedly concluded that the Baker Act would not justify committing Mr. Cruz because he denied having an intent or a plan to hurt himself or others.

World News Details emerge about President Trump's plan to combat opioid epidemic
Author: 0 Details emerge about President Trump's plan to combat opioid epidemic

The White House plan will seek to cut opioid prescriptions by a third over the next three years by promoting practices that reduce overprescription of opioids in federal healthcare programs. Trump has declared that fighting the epidemic is a priority for the administration but critics say the effort has fallen short. The stop in New Hampshire will be Trump's first visit as president.

World News Too close for comfort - A
Author: 0 Too close for comfort - A "minor" natural disaster struck Southwest England yesterday

The UK has been hit by its biggest quake in ten years, the British Geological Survey has confirmed. Alex from Swansea added: 'I could feel the building moving and I looked out the window and could see the cars outside shaking'. Thousands of people reported to have felt the tremors on Saturday afternoon. . It's extremely rare that the British Isles are hit by an natural disaster and when one does hit, it's never strong enough to cause much damage *touch wood*.

World News A rogue coastal storm could bring more snow to Boston
Author: 0 A rogue coastal storm could bring more snow to Boston

Monday night showers will change over to snow by daybreak on Tuesday . More snow is on the way for Interior Alaska. High temperatures will stay in the low 40s through Wednesday and Thursday which will both be partly sunny, the National Weather Service says.

World News TDP, YSR Congress to push for no-confidence motion in Parliament
Author: 0 TDP, YSR Congress to push for no-confidence motion in Parliament

The no-confidence motion was issued following the party's fallout with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the demand of special status category for Andhra Pradesh . With the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the AIADMK, which often cooperated with the government on legislative business, protesting over a host of issues, it remains uncertain if order is restored.

World News Inner-city teacher wins $1m prize
Author: 0 Inner-city teacher wins $1m prize

She was crowned the victor during a ceremony at the Global Education and Skills Conference in Dubai , where she was presented with her prize by the Daily Show's Trevor Noah . "That's how phenomenal they are". The prime minister said: 'You have shown enormous dedication and creativity in your work. May, in a video message broadcast at the gala event, said: "Being a great teacher requires resilience, ingenuity, and a generous heart".

World News Another package bomb injures two in Austin, Texas
Author: 0 Another package bomb injures two in Austin, Texas

In all, three bombs have exploded in the Austin area within the last two weeks. Thus, the reports of a "trip wire" are not verified. The explosion killed a 17-year-old young man and injured his mother, KVIA ABC7 reported . "It's obvious it has caused significant injuries to two people". He said authorities could not confirm whether a specific ideology was behind the attacks, but appealed to those behind the bombings to contact authorities directly.

World News US Republicans caution Trump against firing Mueller
Author: 0 US Republicans caution Trump against firing Mueller

They also exulted in the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe , once a leader of the bureau's investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email practices. He should've been allowed to finish through the weekend", Senator Marco Rubio said on NBC's "Meet the Press . Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation during the campaign, and has downplayed reports that Russian Federation acted in an attempt to boost his campaign and harm Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton's.

World News As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack
Author: 0 As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack

Asked why, one of the group, a young woman, said: "What do you mean why?" He criticized the seven contenders challenging Putin for failing to protest ballot stuffing and other irregularities that were tainting the election, saying on his blog that "such candidates aren't worthy of your vote".