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World News Plane passenger's freakish excuse for deploying emergency slide
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The 25-year-old, with surname Chen, has been detained for 15 days, while Chinese low-priced carrier Lucky Air suggested it would be seeking damages from the clueless traveller. "Before each take-off, flight attendants inform passengers about safety precautions, " PTI Beijing stated the airline as saying. Mr Chen claimed he only wanted to open a window and was unaware it was an emergency door, local media reported.

World News Journalist J Dey murder case: Court likely to pronounce judgment today
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Besides Rajan, eight others have been convicted in the almost seven-year-old case. The case dated back to June 11, 2011 when the veteran crime journalist, 56 at that time, was gunned down in suburban Powai . Months after the crime, police had arrested Vohra, who worked for The Asian Age in Mumbai . There are at least 70 other cases pending against Rajan, all of which were handed over to the CBI in 2015 after his deportation.

World News Student Wears Traditional Chinese Dress to Prom, Sparks Cultural Appropriation Debate
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She was not aware of the dress' history before buying it at a vintage shop in Salt Lake City, she said in an email, but "simply found a handsome, modest gown and chose to wear it". Daum concluded that "there are people who are going to find something to offend them no matter what it is", she told the Post . The debate over the fine line between appreciating and appropriating culture has been ongoing in the United States, as similar controversies over cultural appropriation have ...

World News The mystery of the missing White House tree has been solved
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President Emmanuel Macron tweeted about the significance of his gift as he and President Trump "planted" the tree. Well, after all the brouhaha, it turns out the tree planting was only ceremonial as he plant needed to be quarantined before it could be permanently planted, following U.S.

World News Tory rebellion forces PM to end secrecy in tax havens
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Overseas territories and crown dependencies have come under increasing pressure to reveal who is behind anonymously owned companies, with campaign groups saying such secrecy aids money laundering, tax evasion and corrupt diversion of public funds from developing economies.

World News Sanctions force Russian Federation to cut defense spending
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All 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, meanwhile, spent $900 billion on the military in 2017, which accounts for 52% of total world spending, SIPRI said. Worldwide military spending was slightly up over the past year, with the United States amounting to more than a third (35%) of global military spending.

World News Russian fighter jet comes within feet of United States spy plane
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Footage of a "safe" but "unprofessional" buzzing released by the USA military shows one of its P-8 surveillance planes in a close encounter with Russian aircraft in the latest round of sabre rattling from Moscow. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the exchange "flagrantly" violated global law and risked a midair collision. The Russian military was accused of "flagrantly" violating worldwide law and risking a midair collision at the time.

World News Ariana Grande has given her first interview since the Manchester bombing
Author: 0 Ariana Grande has given her first interview since the Manchester bombing

The 24-year-old singer shared that her fourth studio album will be titled Sweetener . In a pre-taped segment, Grande surprised fans singing her song " One Last Time " for what they believed was a fan video. On a set of steps with different geometric shapes, she starts the song on the floor, literally laying on the floor, before the rhythms pick up, and well, just watch! It's clear as day that Ariana wanted to give her best performance as she made use of all the props on the stage, ...

World News Gloves Off In West Virginia US Senate Debate
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Senate seat in the November general election, WV News reported . "This idea that calling someone a Chinaperson, I mean, I'm an American-person". Baier requested Blankenship how he plans to get issues achieved in Washington if he is hurling insults at folks just like the McConnell's spouse, Division of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , whose father Blankenship referred to as a "Chinaperson".

World News Taj Mahal colour change worries India SC
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A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta expressed shock after perusing the latest pictures of Taj Mahal , showing its pristine white marble changing colour due to pollution, and directed the authorities to consult renowned experts from the country and overseas to preserve the historical monument.

World News May day violence:109 in custody in Paris
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Police on Wednesday corrected an earlier figure of more than 200 arrested given out by the Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. TV footages showed masked men set fire on vehicles and threw incendiary objects at a Macdonald's restaurant, where windows were totally smashed.

World News Michelle Wolf Doesn't Regret One Moment of her Controversial WHCD Set
Author: 0 Michelle Wolf Doesn't Regret One Moment of her Controversial WHCD Set

When asked if she was surprised her address inspired such ire, Wolf said she wasn't expecting the response to be as intense as it was-but added that she's also not disappointed with that outcome. Wolf asked the journalists in the room. "The association made apologies, albeit not to the press secretary, only after the pressure compelled it to happen", he points out.

World News Sonam Kapoor finally confirms wedding with Anand Ahuja
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The wedding will take place May 8 in Mumbai . We request that the privacy of our families be respected. "Thank you for all your blessing, love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives". The countdown to one of the most talked about films starring Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor " Veere Di Wedding " has begun. Touted as Kareena Kapoor Khan's comeback to the silver screen after the birth of her son Taimur, fans can not wait to actress back in action after 2 years.

World News Reason for cautious hope for Korean peace
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Stalin's intent was to extend Soviet influence in Asia by supporting its proxy North Korea in a scenario wherein the United States could not provide a timely or effective response, thus avoiding a major confrontation and providing the Soviet Union and its communist allies an easy strategic fait accompli .

World News Backed Forces Launch Offensive to Rid ISIS
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In a statement, task force officials said that during a news conference, officials confirmed the SDF will return to offensive operations against ISIS in the middle Euphrates River valley. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week that he expected a "re-energised" effort soon against the ultra-hardline militants in eastern Syria.

World News After Criticism, Centre's Clarification On Electrifying
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Now villages have to develop infrastructure, it is now up to households to seek a connection and for states to ensure supply. Except for the coalition government era of the 1990s and the final years of the previous Congress-led regime, almost every other government has expanded rural electrification at a reasonable pace.

Author: 0 India factory growth accelerates in April on strong domestic demand

The UK manufacturing PMI decelerated to 53.9 in April, down from 54.87 expected by markets and the Sterling fells sharply in reaction to the news past 1.3700 level. In keeping with the favourable demand environment, Japanese manufacturers bolstered production line capabilities by recruiting additional staff during April.

World News LA cops in high-speed chase with motor home
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The pursuit was later taken over by California Highway Patrol when Houk continued to flee in a motorhome, going north on Interstate 5. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Division says detectives on Tuesday tried to arrest a 46-year-old OR man who had a battle along with his spouse and was needed for baby abduction and weapons violations.

World News Toxic air pollution particles are a threat to health around the UK
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Apart from India, Kuwait's Ali Subah Al-Salem and a few cities in China and Mongolia also made it to the 2016 list. "Air pollution is the most lethal environmental health threat in our region, and it affects people in middle-income countries at a much higher rate than those in high-income countries", said Shin Young-soo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific.

World News Saudi backs Moroccan decision to sever ties with Iran
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He noted that several reports over the last few years have mentioned Tehran's support for the Front through the Lebanese militant juggernaut Hezbollah . "Morocco has irrefutable proof, names, and specific actions to corroborate the complicity between the Polisario and Hezbollah", he told reporters. The foreign minister said he departed Tehran along with Morocco's ambassador to Iran.

World News Afghan forces shrink by 11pc as security deteriorates
Author: 0 Afghan forces shrink by 11pc as security deteriorates

At least 45 people were wounded in the attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai, who said four police were among those killed. A separate shooting in eastern Khost province killed a BBC reporter. Mir Ahmad, a provincial council member in Helmand, says two other civilians were wounded in the airstrike by the Afghan air force on Monday in the Nad Ali district.

World News Texas sues to stop DACA
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The move follows through on a threat from Paxton and what was originally nine other states to challenge DACA in court as part of a lawsuit regarding a similar but broader program that expanded upon DACA to include parents. The administration tried to end the program in March, but federal courts in California, New York and the District of Columbia blocked the Homeland Security Department from doing so.

World News The EPA's Scott Pruitt seems bent on harming the environment
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Senators for EPA to allow the use of E15 this summer while the Agency makes good on President Trump's promise to correct the outdated Reid vapor pressure interpretation", Jennings said . "All of this press is taking a toll on my family", he said. Asked if the EPA had any additional comment about Smotkin, a spokesman to the EPA referred CBS News to a statement Pruitt gave at the time of the trip in December.

World News Tiger cub found in duffel bag at US-Mexico border
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One of the people in the group had a small black duffel bag, which they abandoned at the border before returning to Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday said the male tiger, believed to be three or four months old, has been placed at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.

World News Deputy AG Rosenstein responds defiantly to Congress drafting impeachment articles
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That is why Rosenstein has become the focus of criticism for conservatives, who want to help protect Trump from what they and the president call Mueller's " witch hunt ". "We've got people who find themselves accountable", he stated. Rosenstein said that while the Justice Department supports congressional oversight, lawmakers must also understand that their duty is not to interfere with ongoing investigations.

World News Peppa Pig banned from China after developing a gangster reputation
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The popular children's cartoon show Peppa Pig may face a ban from all Chinese web services after becoming a favourite of "subversive" elements in society. But state-owned media say that the cartoon has become a "subversive" symbol of the "counter-culture", and that it is associated with "unruly slackers roaming around and the antithesis of the young generation the Party tries to cultivate".

World News Pyongyang offers to close n-test site next month: Seoul (Second Lead)
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As to the channel's information, these states are included in the short list of possible sites for their meeting. Kim Jong-un reportedly told South Korea's president Moon Jae-in that he is willing to abandon his regime's nuclear weapons in exchange for a formal end to the Korean War and a USA promise to not invade North Korea .

World News Facebook blames 'bug' for unusual hate speech prompt
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On Tuesday morning, Facebook began testing a feature that allows users to report posts on their News Feed as hate speech by clicking a button. Hopefully, they have someone vetting these "Yes's and No's" before temporarily disabling someone's account.

World News Prince Louis' Birth Certificate Released, Prince William Signs Document
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We can now enjoy a nice cuppa in the name of Prince Louis! And there's two little things that set his otherwise typical birth certificate apart from all the rest out there. "Along with many people around the globe, New Zealanders have witnessed and celebrated the joy that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have clearly found with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte", Ardern said.

World News Israel Says Iran Lied About Nuclear Arms
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Netanyahu's comments came from a " broke and infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits ", Ghasemi said in a statement . A British Government spokesman said the 2015 agreement remained a "vitally important way of independently verifying that Iran's nuclear programme is exclusively peaceful".

World News Fiery ICE Head Tom Homan Resigning From Agency
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When President Donald Trump took office past year, Homan was asked by then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly to step in as acting director of ICE. "The decision to leave federal service after more than 34 years is bittersweet, but my family has sacrificed a lot in order for me to serve and it's time for me to focus on them", Mr.