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So did South Africa and Ireland; and each made strong cases. South Africa received an overall score of 78.97 percent to 75.88 for France and 72.25 for Ireland on a selection of weighted criteria but council members were free to ignore the report if they wished.
  • SC restrains Rajasthan from bringing in Gujjar quota

    SC restrains Rajasthan from bringing in Gujjar quota

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    The Supreme Court has refused to stay the Rajasthan government bill on reservation for the Other Backward Castes but said the authorities should ensure no decision was taken that could result in crossing the total reservation beyond 50 per cent.
  • Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

    Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

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    Sarpol-e Zahab is the town hardest hit by Sunday's 7.3 magnitude quake, the deadliest in Iran in more than a decade. "Special emphasis will also be given to identifying specific health needs as a result of current colder temperatures in affected areas", said Dr Michel Thieren, WHO Regional Emergency Director.
  • Hogan Releases Statement On Baltimore Police Officer

    Hogan Releases Statement On Baltimore Police Officer

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    Police have offered a $60,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the detective was on-duty conducting a follow-up investigation in the area when he was wounded. Right now, police don't have much of a description of the shooter, so they're hoping witnesses will come forward and help them identify the gunman.
  • Donald Trump tweets at UCLA basketball players: 'You're welcome'

    Donald Trump tweets at UCLA basketball players: 'You're welcome'

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    US diplomats have been in contact with the families of the players and have also spoken with UCLA head coach Steve Alford. You're talking about very long prison sentences. There was no immediate indication on whether the players will face any punishment from the team or the university. "I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law", Block said .
  • Mantha, Athanasiou lead Red Wings to 8-2 win over Flames

    Mantha, Athanasiou lead Red Wings to 8-2 win over Flames

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    Gillies played in one game with the Flames in 2016-17, allowing only one goal on 28 shots in a win against the Los Angeles Kings . Smith later traveled to Detroit but is not healthy enough to dress against the Red Wings, according to the team.
  • Cambodia: Banning of opposition party a

    Cambodia: Banning of opposition party a "blatant act of political repression"

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    Cambodia's Supreme Court on Thursday dissolved the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on charges the party was involved in treason aimed at toppling the government. Cambodia has imprisoned myriad opposition leaders, including Sam Rainsy, the founding president of the CNRP, who is now in exile. Political observer Lao Mong Hay said Hun Sen has been trying to "incapacitate CNRP by decapitating it, and destroy it if it can still remain a redoubtable rival in the forthcoming ...
  • Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

    Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

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    The United States has listed African elephants under the federal Endangered Species Act , and hunting trophies can only be imported if the federal government finds that killing them positively enhances the survival of the species. Zimbabwe is now in a leadership crisis, after the military seized power this week and placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Donald Trump's White House has confirmed it will allow hunters to import the heads of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and ...
  • People raise 'Azadi' slogans during Mehbooba's Khanqah-e-Moalla visit

    People raise 'Azadi' slogans during Mehbooba's Khanqah-e-Moalla visit

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    On this occasion, NC General Secretary and MLA Khanyar Ali Muhammad Sagar also expressed grief over the incident of fire at Khanqah-e-Moula and sought the early and time bound restoration of the shrine. The locals urged Ms. Mufti to put in place CCTVs and scientific fire protection measures. Later Mirwaiz led a special repentance prayer during which emotional scenes were witnessed.
  • Flash floods in Greece kill 14

    Flash floods in Greece kill 14

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    Tzanakopoulos said that 90 people have been rescued from floods so far, and food and shelter is being provided to people who lost their homes in Wednesday's floods or are at risk from the bad weather by the army and the Attica Regional Authority.
  • Why Philippines is defending China at ASEAN meet?

    Why Philippines is defending China at ASEAN meet?

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    The ASEAN Chairman's statement released Thursday "stressed the need to adhere to the peaceful resolution of disputes, in accordance with universally recognized principles of worldwide law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)".
  • Over 15 militants arrested in last four months:IGP Kashmir

    Over 15 militants arrested in last four months:IGP Kashmir

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    The joint operation was launched after the specific information about the presence of a joint group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in the forest area of of Haalan-Kund was received. CRPF, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan said in a statement, "Despite losing a soldier, we arrested three militants". Some reports suggest that in between five to eight militants are believed to be trapped in the Kund area.
  • Global fossil fuel emissions rising again

    Global fossil fuel emissions rising again

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    This is a window into the future. This internal rebalancing will affect global climate change efforts substantially-as the rise in emissions this year shows. Both Yang and Myllyvirta expect coal consumption for 2018 to go back into decline, and carbon emissions to correspondingly slow or level off next year.
  • Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

    Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

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    Yes, you read it right. Twitter explained the reasoning behind the new rules in a tweet saying, "verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance". The verification marks visually signal that the accounts of prominent individuals are authentic and reliable. Earlier this month, the social media site confronted an uproar for verifying the account of Mr Kessler, who helped organise a demonstration in ...
  • FIFA WC 2018: Here are the 32 teams and the draw

    FIFA WC 2018: Here are the 32 teams and the draw

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    They advanced from the group stage both times , but they could expect a kinder draw this time. Here are all of the details you need to know. The 32 nations who will participate at next summer's World Cup are now confirmed , Federation Internationale de Football Association have confirmed the composition of the four pots from which the teams will be drawn to make the eight groups.
  • US, India can work jointly for future of Asia: Modi to Trump

    US, India can work jointly for future of Asia: Modi to Trump

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    Favouring deepening of trade ties, Modi said, "Maritime links established thousands of years ago between India and ASEAN countries have enabled our trade relations in the past and we have to work closely to further strengthen them". Security issues are expected to dominate the final day of the annual summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the Philippines.
  • Ram Mandir dispute: Ravi Shankar meets stakeholders in Ayodhya

    Ram Mandir dispute: Ravi Shankar meets stakeholders in Ayodhya

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    We will talk to all". The Supreme Court had suggested that an out-of-court settlement was the best recourse to the dispute. "Where was he (Ravishankar) when we were jailed and suffered atrocities for fighting for the Ram Temple .now he has suddenly appeared on the scene", said Former BJP MP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ram Vilas Vedanti and said Ravishankar should end his mediation efforts.
  • Technical Review on Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP)

    Technical Review on Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP)

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    About 865,355 shares traded. About 183,478 shares traded. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) has risen 11.07% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.15% the S&P500. The MF Rank of EnLink Midstream Partners , LP (NYSE:ENLK) is 9912. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $-0.84 with 178.46M shares outstanding.
  • Drilling Down Into AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

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    The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, April 28. According to buy-side analysts, moving averages work quite well in strong trending conditions, but often poorly in choppy or ranging conditions.GE has analyst rating of 2.60 on scale of 1-5.
  • Officials investigate sumo champion for beer bottle attack

    Officials investigate sumo champion for beer bottle attack

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    Harumafuji, who has achieved the top rank of yokozuna, struck a lower ranking wrestler named Takanoiwa in the head with the bottle on October 26, Japanese media report . There has been no confirmation that the head injury and allegation are linked, but officials are investigating. The grand champion visited the victim's stable to offer a personal apology.
  • Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

    Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

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    Northland Capital maintained Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc . Northland Capital has "Outperform" rating and $20 target. Imperial Capital downgraded the shares of BCEI in report on Wednesday, May 25 to "Underperform" rating. Wunderlich has "Buy" rating and $29 target. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Wunderlich. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.02 in 2017 Q2.
  • Theresa May pledges £40 million in United Kingdom tech initiatives

    Theresa May pledges £40 million in United Kingdom tech initiatives

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    Tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Snapchat have said they need to be able to attract the best people once they increase hiring in the UK. The country's Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced that the government will be doubling visas available for global talent in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit.
  • How does Jeff Sessions function with such a shoddy memory?

    How does Jeff Sessions function with such a shoddy memory?

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    This is a contradiction to all the information that our intelligence agencies have amassed. WikiLeaks has denied that Russian Federation was the source of emails it released , including those from Podesta's private email account. After Mueller's office unsealed the Papadopoulos plea agreement on October 30, along with the indictments against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Richard Gates, a photograph surfaced of Sessions, Trump and Papadopoulos ...
  • Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy

    Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy

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    Song Tao, who heads the International Liaison Department of China's Communist Party, is expected to visit Pyongyang to explain to North Korean officials the results of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which concluded last month, further cementing Xi's power.
  • United Kingdom political figure steps down amid misconduct claims

    United Kingdom political figure steps down amid misconduct claims

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    Former leader Kezia Dugdale and Rowley's rival rival Anas Sarwar both called for his suspension this afternoon, with Sarwar saying "robust, fair and thorough" investigation needs carried out. "However, in light of the serious nature of the allegations, Labour at Holyrood has taken the decision to remove the whip from Alex Rowley for the period of this investigation".
  • Akshay flawless person to play 'Padman': Sonam

    Akshay flawless person to play 'Padman': Sonam

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    While the picture with Radhika is captioned as, "The REASON he became #PADMAN ...find out on 26th January, 2018. @sonamakapoor @PadManTheFilm @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki ". He captioned "The STRENGTH behind #PADMAN...", From the picture and the caption it looks like Sonam will be playing a social worker in the film. The movie is said to be inspired by the life of the Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, one day he got an idea to make an affordable ...
  • A no-deal Brexit 'could see Aston Martin stop vehicle production'

    A no-deal Brexit 'could see Aston Martin stop vehicle production'

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    Giving evidence to the Business Select Committee, chief financial officer Mark Wilson said potential problems with vehicle certification could significantly affect the company. All new cars in the United Kingdom must have Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) approval, which is valid in the EU. Companies are not allowed to hold simultaneous type approval from two authorities, therefore if United Kingdom firms were forced to apply for new vehicle certification that would be valid in Europe, they ...
  • Sullivan County Celebrates America Recycles Day

    Sullivan County Celebrates America Recycles Day

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    In addition to participating in America Recycles Day, residents can engage in intentional habits like changing light bulbs, recycling paper, plastic and electronics or conserving water all year round. Glass can be recycled and made into new products countless times, and the recycling of one glass jar can run a compact fluorescent light bulb for nearly 20 hours.
  • Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur

    Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur

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    According to the police, the encounter took place near Chamol Village at around 5am, the place where the encounter took place is about 18km from Chakpikarong police station. In the militant attack, two Army jawans were injured. Three other terrorists and a jawan sustained injuries in the gun battle, a senior police officer said.
  • McDonald's drive-thru window becomes squeeze-thru for Maryland thief

    McDonald's drive-thru window becomes squeeze-thru for Maryland thief

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    She then manages to squeeze herself into the restaurant through the small window and gets a soft drink. "Oh my gosh. She gets out and goes inside", said customer Shanika Cooper while looking at the surveillance video . The Howard County Police Department in Maryland is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Another wrote: "She climbed through that window like a ninja, no wonder no one noticed her".
  • Mexico, US, Canada, begin NAFTA talks in Mexico City

    Mexico, US, Canada, begin NAFTA talks in Mexico City

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    Negotiators go into this round amid increased tension over U.S. proposals, including a five-year sunset to Nafta, which would dissolve the agreement unless the countries renew, and over the United States content requirement for autos receiving duty-free status.
  • British tourist Natalie Seymour found dead in Cambodia hostel

    British tourist Natalie Seymour found dead in Cambodia hostel

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    Shocked staff at the Monkey Republic Guesthouse rushed them to hospital but they could not be revived. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Abbey's family and those who knew her". In a recent tweet she said: "Figuring out where I want to travel to is so hard because I want to go everywhere and do everything". They did have a lot of water in their room.
  • Republicans press US-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

    Republicans press US-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

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    Anchor Shepard Smith , who has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996, helped debunk a widely held conspiracy theory popular among colleagues at his network. In the case of Uranium One, an objection from a sitting committee member would have been crippling for the deal . "She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale".
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets UP CM over Ayodhya issue

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets UP CM over Ayodhya issue

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    Ravishankar is scheduled to visit Ayodhya to meet various parties in the dispute on Thursday. "The state government is not a party. We are firm on our stand and will wait for the court's verdict". On Monday, while addressing a press conference, Sri Sri had said that "dialogue is the only way to resolve the issue" and was confident of a positive outcome on his efforts of mediating the Ram Mandir issue.
  • Hope East Asia Summit gets more salience: Modi

    Hope East Asia Summit gets more salience: Modi

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    Modi then met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Briefing the press, PM Modi said that the relationship between India and USA relationship growing stronger and better. Ms Saran further said Mr Modi also mentioned the importance of the Indian diaspora's presence in New Zealand and the importance of greater collaboration especially the need for New Zealand becoming an "important destination" for Bollywood - film shooting.
  • Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

    Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

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    However, he added that the measure was "seriously flawed" and that it "improperly encroaches on executive power, disadvantages American companies, and hurts the interests of our European allies". John Brennan , the former CIA director, responded Sunday on CNN's " State of the Union " that Trump was dismissing the former officials - himself included - as "political hacks" in an attempt to "delegitimize" the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the ...
  • Google doodle pays tribute to India's first woman lawyer Cornelia Sorabji

    Google doodle pays tribute to India's first woman lawyer Cornelia Sorabji

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    Some of the greatest names are those of Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan, Pramila Nesargi, Indira Jaising and our present External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Mumbai Live remembers and pays tribute to such a legend for her struggle and efforts. With the help of National Indian Association she was able to sit for Civil Laws Exam at Somerville college.