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World News Stay TOONED: North Korea with Pompeo at the wheel
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Prior to his appointment as the director of the CIA , Pompeo was representing Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. President Donald Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of rifts over policy on North Korea , Russia and Iran , publicly announcing the decision on Twitter just hours after the top USA diplomat returned early from a trip to Africa.

World News The curious case of Dinesh Karthik
Author: 0 The curious case of Dinesh Karthik

They rested several of their biggest names, including Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni , Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, leading to a subdued build up to the tournament in India. As if the shoving and finger-pointing wasn't enough, the glass door in the Bangladeshi dressing room was found shattered after the match. Not only will it cost them matches down the road, through the suspension of key players over indiscipline, it will damage their brand, which will be a shame.

World News Saudi royalty arrives in the United States for a multi-city tour
Author: 0 Saudi royalty arrives in the United States for a multi-city tour

MBS told CBS's 60 Minutes Sunday that " Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible". While Barack Obama said in 2015 that it was important 'not to perpetuate any long-term confrontation with Iran , or to even marginalize Iran , ' Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal reached that year with Tehran, has chosen a very different path.

World News Protests erupt as VHP's ratha yatra reaches Tamil Nadu
Author: 0 Protests erupt as VHP's ratha yatra reaches Tamil Nadu

Speaking in the assembly, Palaniswami said the Rath Yatra crossed five states - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala - before entering Tamil Nadu earlier on Tuesday. In this situation, VCK leader Thirumavalavan were taken in preventive custody in A. Paraipatti near Thirumangalam around 7 am, said a senior police official from the district.

World News Deal (Mostly) Struck Over Brexit Terms After Months Of Negotiations
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Brexit Secretary David Davis hailed the agreement as a "significant step" following talks with European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. Last month, as NPR's Lauren Frayer reported , U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that no British Prime Minister could ever accept that policy which would "undermine the U.K.

Author: 0 Trump sharpens attacks on Russian Federation probe

The president contended " The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime ". Whatever comes of the Trump-Putin collusion case, it is clear that Mr. As that strategy was being formulated, Trump directed White House counsel Don McGahn in June to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to raise the perceived conflicts and push for Mueller's removal, according to one of the people familiar with the matter.

World News Vladimir Putin to lead Russian Federation for another six years
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin to lead Russian Federation for another six years

They gathered widespread examples of apparent voting violations in Sunday's vote , but it's unlikely to seriously damage Putin given his widespread support. "The Leningrad streets taught me one thing: if a fight is unavoidable, you have to hit first", Putin said in 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Putin and the two leaders agreed to work together for North Korea's denuclearisation, the Japanese foreign ministry said.

World News Statue vandalism continues, now sculptor of Periyar damaged in Tamil Nadu
Author: 0 Statue vandalism continues, now sculptor of Periyar damaged in Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth, however, denied any connection of the vandalism with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Tamil Nadu is a heaven of peace. "BJP is not behind me". In retaliation, seven members of extremist left-wing student organisation were arrested for allegedly vandalising and blackening Jansangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's marble bust in Kolkata's Keoratola crematorium ground on March 7.

World News Sushma Swaraj: Indians Kidnapped In Iraq Confirmed Dead
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Over a period of time, we received updates on some DNA samples matching. The 39 were abducted in June 2014 when IS militants overran large swathes of territory in Iraq and captured Mosul . External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the press conference on Tuesday. But I had said the day I will get a strong proof, I will request the chairman to stop the Parliament proceedings and give information about it.

World News Trump warned against firing Robert Mueller over Russian probe
Author: 0 Trump warned against firing Robert Mueller over Russian probe

The problem is that a vast majority of the people in the best position to put weight behind such a response, Republicans in Congress, have kept silent. President Trump has lashed out at the special counsel who is investigating his campaign's links to Russian Federation in a furious attack against its alleged political bias.

World News Trump prepared to hit China with $60B in annual tariffs
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Despite a litany of warnings from experts and some of his own advisors, President Trump is determined to pursue a series of counterproductive, protectionist measures. It will be easier for China to hit back, said Nicholas R. Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, as China can zero in on US exports such as soybeans, which are entirely made in the United States.

World News Putin Easily Wins 4th Term as Russian President
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Meanwhile, Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin is in the second place with 11.87 per cent of the vote, followed by head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 5.73 per cent, Civil Initiative party candidate Ksenia Sobchak with 1.64 per, according to the CEC.

World News Democrat Holds Slim Lead In Pennsylvania Special Congressional Election
Author: 0 Democrat Holds Slim Lead In Pennsylvania Special Congressional Election

Trump went all in for Saccone, making a personal visit to Moon Township, repeatedly tweeting support, and even timing his announcement of tariffs on steel in a way created to help the Republican candidate . Greene County elections officials counted 201 absentee votes Wednesday morning with Republican Rick Saccone notching a net gain of 14 votes. The fact that Lamb won shows that Republicans are incredibly vulnerable, even in Republican controlled districts.

World News 1 person injured after package explodes at FedEx facility near San Antonio
Author: 0 1 person injured after package explodes at FedEx facility near San Antonio

None of the other 75 workers at the center were reportedly wounded by the parcel, which was said to contain nails. The package makes five that have exploded in southern Texas in the past weeks. ATF and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were on the scene, along with San Antonio Police Department SWAT and bomb squads. The first three bombings were hand delivered, police said.

World News Expelled AIADMK Chief VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan passes away
Author: 0 Expelled AIADMK Chief VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan passes away

M Natarajan , the husband of jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader VK Sasikala , died on Tuesday at a hospital in Chennai , PTI reported. The apex court has asked Sasikala to surrender as soon as possible. He along with his wife Sasikala used to stay along with Jayalalithaa in her house.

World News China 'resolved to fight bloody battle against enemies', says Xi
Author: 0 China 'resolved to fight bloody battle against enemies', says Xi

The NPC also endorsed Yi Gang, another US-educated economist, as the governor of China's central bank, replacing Zhou Xiaochuan. 18 de marzo de 2018, 08:51Beijing, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Rulers from all continents and leaders of global organizations sent today congratulatory messages to President Xi Jinping for his re-election and wished success in his efforts to turn China into a stronger State.

World News Abbas calls US Ambassador Friedman 'son of a dog'
Author: 0 Abbas calls US Ambassador Friedman 'son of a dog'

The slur drew rebukes from the diplomat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "What should we expect from him?" You son of a dog, building on their own land?! Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holds a press conference following the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017, in Istanbul.

World News Palestinian Prez Abbas attacks US envoy to Israel
Author: 0 Palestinian Prez Abbas attacks US envoy to Israel

The White House later on Monday slammed Abbas's "insults", saying he must choose between hate and peace. Hours early, Friedman had taken to Twitter to criticize the Palestinian Authority for neglecting to condemn the recent attack by a terrorist who killed 2 Israeli soldiers with his auto, and the fatal stabbing by a PA resident of a Jewish father of four in Jerusalem's Old City .

World News Mississippi Has Banned Abortions After 15 Weeks
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The new report showed that, from 2013 through 2015, the infant mortality rate in the USA ranged from 9.08 deaths per 1,000 infants born alive in Mississippi-which had the highest rate-to 4.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in MA, which had the lowest.

World News Putin Wins Presidency With Historic Record Number of Votes, Results Say
Author: 0 Putin Wins Presidency With Historic Record Number of Votes, Results Say

It comes after Putin's main challenger for the presidency was banned from running. Golos, an election-monitoring organization, said it registered more than 1,500 violations in regions across Russian Federation. An OSCE observer mission said that although the election was marred by a lack of "genuine competition", it was generally well conducted. Ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky took 5.66 percent, former reality TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak was on 1.67 percent, while veteran liberal ...

World News Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain
Author: 0 Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

The plane has disappeared from the radar 50 minutes after its departure from one of Tehran's airports. The French-Italian twin-engine turboprop ATR 72-500 was 25 years old and was used for short distance regional flights . So far the circumstances remain unclear. Over the last decades, several aircraft crashes have occurred in Iran . Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, expressed his condolences to the victims' families.

World News Bangladesh SC stays Khaleda Zia's release on bail for 20 days
Author: 0 Bangladesh SC stays Khaleda Zia's release on bail for 20 days

Zia's conviction in the graft case has made her chances of contesting the next general election against her arch political rival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , exceedingly slim, as Bangladeshi law disqualifies anyone imprisoned for at least two years for moral turpitude from running for office.

World News Train services impacted on Central Line
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The students blocked the rail track at 7 am, forcing railways to stop the suburban as well as express trains in the affected section between Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). Some retaliated by pelting stones at the police. Personnel from the Government Railway Police and the Railway Protection Force are at the site, PTI reported.

World News Nazarbayev congratulates Putin on reelection as Russian president
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VTsIOM said in a statement that over 37 percent of those polled refused to say who they voted for. As of 15:00 GMT, the voter turnout stood at 59.93 percent, slightly up from 58.3 percent in 2012, according to the CEC. M - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning Russian presidential election. By the time he's done with his next term in 2024, he will have been in power longer than any Russian leader since Josef Stalin, whose party was also ...

World News Body of missing Perth woman found in Canada lake
Author: 0 Body of missing Perth woman found in Canada lake

Police say Raspa's family in Australia has been notified and they and the coroner are invesitgating. A member of the public discovered her body at Alpha Lake Park . Royal Canadian Mounted Police said this morning (Perth time) that partially-frozen human remains found by passers-by at the same lake have been confirmed as Ms Raspa's.

World News Missing teen, 45-year-old man located in Mexico
Author: 0 Missing teen, 45-year-old man located in Mexico

Just a day ago, Luu made a public plea to her daughter to come return to her in an interview with ABC News . She has been found with Kevin Esterly, a married man who is 45 years old, as ABC News reported. Yu is on her way out of town with her nicest clothes and some of her mother's money and jewelry, according to her mother. Where is Amy Yu? "She wants Amy home with her mom, that is what she has always wanted", Waldron said.

World News Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien dies two days after 80th birthday
Author: 0 Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien dies two days after 80th birthday

He had resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in 2013 after admitting sexual misconduct. Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien has died. In November 2012, he was named 'Bigot of the Year' by gay rights charity Stonewall due to his staunch opposition to LGBT rights and marriage equality.

World News Residents take refuge on beeches as wildfires destroy Australian coastal homes
Author: 0 Residents take refuge on beeches as wildfires destroy Australian coastal homes

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has defended its decision to reject help from Fire and Rescue NSW, which offered to send its urban firefighting trucks twice during the early stages of Sunday's Tathra bushfire . About 800 people sought shelter at evacuation centres and many were still there on Monday. Power, utilities and communications need to be fixed and there's the possibility of asbestos "floating around".

World News Imran Khan weds for third time, marries faith healer
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His first wife, Jemima Khan was a British socialite and the marriage could only last for 9 years. With this Imran Khan has married for the third time at the age of 65. "Khan's mother-in-law and other family members also attended", PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said in a statement. According to the Press Trust of India none of Imran Khan's sisters were present during the marriage ceremony fanning rumours that Imran had not taken them into confidence about his third marriage.

World News Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term
Author: 0 Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term

It could also strengthen his hand if he decides to extend his rule beyond 2024 by abolishing term limits - like neighboring China has just done - or by shifting into another position of power. Let's look at her portrayal of electoral democracy in Russian Federation as "dishonest, non-competitive, unfree elections ", by starting with a historical analysis of politics under President Vladimir Putin .

World News Timeline of the Iran nuclear deal under Trump
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European Union foreign ministers took on some hot-button issues Monday, throwing their weight behind Britain which claims Russian Federation is likely behind a poisoning attack on a former spy, and also discussing sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

World News Kansas State Ends UMBC's Cinderella Story, 50-43
Author: 0 Kansas State Ends UMBC's Cinderella Story, 50-43

It was a 50-43 loss to Kansas State , and although it was an very bad game - UMBC shot less than 30 percent from the field, Kansas State shot eight percent from three, each team had seemingly a million turnovers - it was fun, because until the final minute, we could still believe that their most improbable dream was alive.

World News Pope Francis slams the exploitation of women
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This is torturing a woman. A Polish priest has been called to account for his actions after wishing an early death on Pope Francis . The pontiff then told the story of a nightclub in Buenos Aires, his former diocese, which burned down in 2004.