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Lee is suspected of receiving about eleven billion won in bribes and using auto parts company DAS to create illicit slush funds worth some 35 billion won. He has been accused of receiving about $10 million in kickbacks including $5.6 million from Samsung Electronics to cover legal fees for auto parts company DAS which he has always been suspected of owning and controlling.
  • Once Salman Khan's Co-star,

    Once Salman Khan's Co-star, "Penniless" Actress Pooja Dadwal Battles TB Alone

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    Reports suggest that she tried to get in touch with Salman but couldn't quite succeed in reaching out to him. "If Salman Khan sees my video, he might help me". The Navbharat Times report quotes her saying that she was a casino manager in Goa before she got diagnosed with tuberculosis. Twitterati has been taken aback after learning this story of Pooja Dadwal and has requested Salman Khan to extend help.
  • Suspects in attack on Ont. man with autism could be from BC

    Suspects in attack on Ont. man with autism could be from BC

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    One of three men sought in a March 13, 2018 assault at the Square One bus terminal. "Progress has been made and investigators now have credible information that the persons responsible are originally from British Columbia, specifically the Lower Mainland area and they recently travelled to the Greater Toronto Area", a statement from police said Monday.
  • Voter turnout at Russia's presidential election exceeds 59%

    Voter turnout at Russia's presidential election exceeds 59%

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    Independent election-monitoring group Golos also reported over 2,000 violations of election regulations, including ballot-stuffing and the expulsion of vote monitors from polling stations. 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.
  • Hebron shooter Azaria to be freed in May after sentence reduction

    Hebron shooter Azaria to be freed in May after sentence reduction

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    Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing a neutralized Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, will be released on May 10 after serving nine months of a 14-month sentence. It did not provide details on the parole board's ruling on Azaria, who was 19 at the time of the shooting in 2016. Azaria claimed he shot al-Sharif because he feared he was wearing a suicide belt and had moved to detonate it.
  • Modi congratulates Putin on his victory in Presidential elections

    Modi congratulates Putin on his victory in Presidential elections

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    Another term will take him to almost a quarter century in power - a longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Do you think that I will stay here until I'm 100 years old? The election came amid escalating Cold War-like tensions, with accusations that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning this month of a former Russian double agent in Britain and that its internet trolls had waged an extensive campaign to undermine the 2016 US presidential election.
  • Kim Jones to succeed Kris Van Assche as Dior´s menswear…

    Kim Jones to succeed Kris Van Assche as Dior´s menswear…

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    Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, said: "I am delighted to welcome Kim Jones at Dior Homme". "After 11 years at Dior Homme, my mind and heart filled with experiences, I am leaving this attractive house to pursue new challenges", Van Assche said in a statement to Business of Fashion .
  • Pinellas lieutenant terminated after DUI charge

    Pinellas lieutenant terminated after DUI charge

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    Christi Ruhtz was sacked from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shortly after her arrest. She served as a lieutenant in the Pinellas sheriff's office public records processing unit. Ruhtz refused to submit a breath sample for the criminal investigation, the release said. In Florida, someone is presumed to be impaired if they have a BAC of 0.08 or above.
  • Pakistani woman admits meeting Shami, refutes monetary dealing claims

    Pakistani woman admits meeting Shami, refutes monetary dealing claims

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    I hope he comes out of this soon and I will do anything to get him out. Shami said this was not a work of Hasin and someone was involved, maybe due to the greed of money. "We had a normal conversation", she added. I went to meet my sister from the airport. We had breakfast together at the hotel. The person who does not even lie to anyone, how he can be disloyal to his country.
  • World Trade Organisation Chief Calls On PM Modi

    World Trade Organisation Chief Calls On PM Modi

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    This informal meeting of WTO ministers, without a pre-announced agenda, is aimed at facilitating an exchange of views on various challenges facing the multilateral trading system. The meet will will provide an opportunity for free and frank discussions to representatives from several developed and developing countries on several complex issues.
  • Kajol and Karan Johar celebrate Hiroo Johar's birthday

    Kajol and Karan Johar celebrate Hiroo Johar's birthday

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    Featuring a box full of white roses and a bottle of Moët, the invite was sent out to Hiroo Johar's closest friends on a silver platter. Karan's mother Hiroo Johar celebrated her 75th birthday on Sunday and the My Name Is Khan director did every possible to make the day special for her.
  • Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino & Sadio Mane top Sky Sports Power Rankings

    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino & Sadio Mane top Sky Sports Power Rankings

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    With 36 goals in all competitions, meanwhile, he has matches Fowler's best-ever season, meaning the former Roma and Chelsea man needs just one more to become the highest Liverpool goalscorer in the Premier League era. Ronaldo was the last player from the English top flight to win the European Golden Shoe outright, after scoring 31 goals to help Manchester United claim the 2007/08 Premier League title.
  • PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on getting another term

    PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on getting another term

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    Putin had faced seven minor candidates on the ballot. With about two thirds of the ballots counted, more than 75 percent were for Putin, according to the Central Election Commission. An official win of more than 73% of the vote would be a major boost to Putin, who already enjoys sweeping powers over his country. But Mr Putin's popularity remained strong, apparently buttressed by nationalist pride.
  • Kushner Cos. routinely filed false documents

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    When the Kushner Companies bought three apartment buildings in Queens in 2015, most tenants were protected by rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a profit. New York City Council member Ritchie Torres now plans to investigate the false documents, and has accused the company of weaponizing construction against tenants.
  • Underdog UMBC falls to Kansas State 50-43

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    The Retrievers secured their underdog legacy in sports lore, alongside Buster Douglas, the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team and Joe Namath's Jets. "I graduated and I'm still coming back here so that's pretty good", said Sarah Georgiou. The sophomore forward finished with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals.
  • John Oliver Writes Picture Book About Mike Pence's Gay Pet Rabbit

    John Oliver Writes Picture Book About Mike Pence's Gay Pet Rabbit

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    Their nuptials are threatened, however, by the Stink Bug - with a Pence-inspired haircut and deep red tie - who challenges that same-sex marriage is not allowed. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever... The proceeds of " A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo " will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United , while the Pences will donate a portion their proceeds to A21, a nonprofit focused on combating human trafficking, and an art therapy program at ...
  • Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK

    Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK

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    Mr Putin's supporters have repeatedly cast doubt on British claims about the Salisbury events, raising a series of increasingly outlandish conspiracy theories about the crime. He said the nation needs unity to move forward and urged the crowd to "think about the future of our great motherland". March 14 — May announces in the House of Commons that Russian Federation is "culpable" of the Skripals' attempted murder.
  • Forecasters warn of more snow to come

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    Highways England's head of road safety, Richard Leonard, said gritter lorry drivers would be working "around the clock", though he also stressed it was important for drivers to take care. Three snowploughs have been dispatched to the M62 after bad weather brought traffic to a standstill. The A66 is now closed to traffic in both directions between the junctions for the A67 and A685 due to snow but gritting and ploughing teams are working along the stretch to reopen it as soon as it is safe to ...
  • Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman

    Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman

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    Syed Ali Shah Geelani today stepped down as the Chairman of the Tehrik-e-Hurriyat. Senior leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai will succeed Geelani. The NIA had arrested Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Altaf Fantoosh, the son-in-law of firebrand separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, among others in connection with alleged funding of terrorist and secessionist activities.
  • 'Poll results in UP proves people not happy with BJP'

    'Poll results in UP proves people not happy with BJP'

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    Adityanath said they may have lost the bye-elections but the party's vote bank "is still intact". Shah said his party is ready to take on a SP-BSP alliance if it happens in 2019. Asked what transpired in the talks, he said, "Family matters can not be shared in public". When a media representative pointed out that the entire State was his family, he smiled and said, "Don't forget that there are neighbours too".
  • Congress issues notice to Veerappa Moily's son over 'contractors' tweet controversy

    Congress issues notice to Veerappa Moily's son over 'contractors' tweet controversy

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    It is also interesting to note that both Mahadevappa and Moily have sons in the party cadre, who are eligible to get tickets to contest the upcoming Assembly elections. Reacting to the controversy, Mahadevappa had said he did not have any information about it. Meanwhile, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwara suspects the tweet episode to be the handiwork of the BJP.
  • Pompeo set to meet with Tillerson

    Pompeo set to meet with Tillerson

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    However, the plans had to be scuttled as on March 13 Trump announced that Tillerson had been fired and nominated Pompeo, who is now the Central Intelligence Agency director, to replace him as the Secretary of State. troops. He's praised Pompeo, and said he looks forward to reviewing the nominations. The official wishing anonymity, however, quickly pointed out that it would have no impact on the bilateral relationship as the meetings this week by the foreign and defence secretaries made a ...
  • No. 13 Auburn Drops Series Finale vs. No. 6 Texas A&M

    No. 13 Auburn Drops Series Finale vs. No. 6 Texas A&M

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    Freshman Chennedy Carter hit a 3 with 3.2 seconds left, capping a 37-point performance, to help Texas A&M rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat DePaul 80-79 in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Sunday. That's when Carter took over, gradually cutting into the DePaul lead. Carter shot 13 of 30 from the field and 7 of 9 on 3-pointers. Anriel Howard had another double-double for the Aggies with 18 points and 19 rebounds as well.
  • Putin wins six more years as Russian President

    Putin wins six more years as Russian President

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    Putin, 65, won a record fourth term to extend his 18-year-rule until 2024 with nearly 77 percent of the vote, the highest ever score in a Russian presidential election, according to near-final results. "We can't talk about a fair political competition in all respects as we would understand it", Mr Maas told reporters, arriving at a monthly meeting of European Union foreign ministers.
  • Putin Wins Re-Election, To Rule For Another 6 Years

    Putin Wins Re-Election, To Rule For Another 6 Years

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    Russia's Central Election Commission recognised that there were some irregularities, but was likely to dismiss wider criticism and declare the overall result legitimate. Since first being elected president in 2000, Putin has stamped his total authority on Russian Federation muzzling opposition, putting television under state control and reasserting Moscow's posture overseas.
  • New 'fatwa' from Saudi prince: Those forbidding mixing between two sexes extremists

    New 'fatwa' from Saudi prince: Those forbidding mixing between two sexes extremists

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    President Trump, who visited the kingdom last spring, has been effusive in his praise of King Salman , lauding their shared efforts against terrorism and antipathy toward Iran as well as massive Saudi purchases of US military equipment. Besides, it is expected that the 32-year-old prince would portray the changing statistics of Saudi society. "It would be virtually impossible for the Saudi government to accept terms that are less than what Obama gave the Iranians-the possibility of future ...
  • MPs want to grill Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica's

    MPs want to grill Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica's "data harvesting"

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    In a blog post, Facebook claimed it had received user data from a Facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm was not authorised to have the information. "Unethical people will always do bad things when we make it easy for them and there are few? if any? lasting repercussions", Albright said. "They waited two years and did absolutely nothing to check that the data was deleted".
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family - see pics

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family - see pics

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    Trudeau said he had first been there 35 years ago on a prime ministerial trip with his father, but Pierre Elliott Trudeau had to work and couldn't join him. In his week long visit, Trudeau will also visit Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. On February 20, Trudeau will be in Mumbai to meet business leaders and representatives of the Indian film industry in Mumbai.
  • MS boy shoots, kills sister in video game dispute

    MS boy shoots, kills sister in video game dispute

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    According to the Associated Press, the incident took place this Saturday, when the girl "wouldn't give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it". "I do know it's a tragedy". Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrel says he's unsure what consequences the boy will face as he's never had a case of a child that age shooting another child.
  • Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

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    Putin, who has ruled Russian Federation for nearly two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with 76.67 percent of the vote but rejected the possibility of staying in power indefinitely. "Currently, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is at the best level in history, which sets an example for building a new type of global relations", Xi said in a congratulatory message to Putin.
  • Trade groups tell Trump his China tariffs risk a

    Trade groups tell Trump his China tariffs risk a "chain reaction"

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    The tariffs would also ripple through the USA health care and education sectors, the trade groups said, because these industries rely on consumer electronics and imported goods and would face higher costs. The order has also opened the door to the country's security and trade partners that want to get tariff waivers, as long as they can offer satisfactory alternatives during their talks with the U.S.
  • Is there a future for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway?

    Is there a future for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway?

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    The Sun have also reported that Ant swerved into the wrong lane, and allegedly crashed his Mini into two other vehicles, with his mum Christine also said to be in the auto at the time. The 42-year-old also allegedly argued with police officers as they arrested him, reportedly becoming increasingly "agitated and argumentative". A child was taken to hospital for a check-up after the collision, police said.
  • 'I don't want to make someone a hero': Balayya On Pawan Kalyan

    'I don't want to make someone a hero': Balayya On Pawan Kalyan

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    While the Communist Party of India (CPI) extended their support for the no-confidence motion, Shiv Sena said that they would neither support the Government nor the Opposition but would abstain. A press release from his office said that the JSP's manifesto for the 2019 assembly and parliamentary elections will be launched on 14 August. The TDP has become the latest ally to get out of the NDA.
  • Li Keqiang re-elected as Prime Minister of China for second term

    Li Keqiang re-elected as Prime Minister of China for second term

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    China's ceremonial legislature has appointed Li Keqiang to a second five-year term as premier and approved the appointment of a director for a national anti-corruption agency. The commission centralises, and will spearhead, the anti-corruption campaign, which will cover the Communist Party of China, the state owned and private enterprises, and other organs of the state machinery.
  • Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

    Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

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    Asked how the nerve agent came to be used in Salisbury, he said: "When you have a nerve agent or whatever, you check it against certain samples that you retain in your laboratories". And this is happening in many states". Russian officials had previously said that Russia had destroyed the Novichok weapons when it had dismantled its chemical arsenal, which was completed previous year.
  • Xi congratulates Putin on election as Russian president

    Xi congratulates Putin on election as Russian president

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    Among them were two election observers in Gorny Shchit, a rural district of Yekaterinburg, who told The Associated Press they saw an unusually high influx of people going to the polls between noon and 2 p.m. In Moscow, first-time voters were being given free tickets for pop concerts, and health authorities were offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations.
  • Mah CM Fadnavis celebrates Gudi Padwa in Nagpur

    Mah CM Fadnavis celebrates Gudi Padwa in Nagpur

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    In Maharashtra, suburbs in Mumbai like Dombivali, Girgaon, Dadar and Thane celebrate Gudi Padwa in a unique way. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on Ugadi , stating that the festival marks the beginning of human civilisation.
  • Dumka fodder case: CBI court pronounces Lalu 'Convicted'

    Dumka fodder case: CBI court pronounces Lalu 'Convicted'

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    The case involves fraudulent withdrawals of Rs 3.76 crore from Dumka treasury, which is now in Jharkhand, between December 1995 and January 1996 when Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar . Fifth fodder scam case: A special CBI court will pronounce its judgment in the fifth fodder scam (Doranda treasury) case in the coming months. The case is related to alleged withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury when Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar.
  • France to take action over spy poisoning in coming days, says Macron

    France to take action over spy poisoning in coming days, says Macron

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    May "tried to accuse Russian Federation of every sin under the Sun", wrote popular pro-Kremlin tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda. "Sooner or later the British side would have to present some kind of comprehensive evidence [of Russia's involvement], at least, to their partners [France, the US, Germany], who declared solidarity with London in this situation", Peskov added.