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He has been criticised by Democrats and members of his own Republican Party for failing to be tough enough on Russian Federation over allegations that it had meddled in the USA electoral system, including the 2016 presidential campaign. A handful have been expelled since the current tensions between the West and Russia began in 2014, but most have involved one or two Russians - without the type of language or co-ordination involved in Monday's action.
  • Khap interference in marriage of consenting adults 'absolutely illegal', rules SC

    Khap interference in marriage of consenting adults 'absolutely illegal', rules SC

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    A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud laid down preventive and punitive measures to prevent such intrusions. It had said if an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat, individual or society can question them. "Don't be a conscience-keeper", Chief Justice Misra said as counsel said that the khap panchayats are a "conscience-keeper".
  • United States tariff plan against China contradicts its own commitments: Chinese diplomat

    United States tariff plan against China contradicts its own commitments: Chinese diplomat

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    MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, rose 1.53 percent after touching its level since February 9, stirred by expectations that U.S. - Stocks rose nearly everywhere on Monday, reflecting optimism that the United States and China are set to begin negotiations on trade. Signs of potential compromise were also supported by news that South Korea would be exempt from US steel tariffs in a revision of the bilateral trade pact between the two countries.
  • Maryland school gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot, police say

    Maryland school gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot, police say

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    Rollins continued through the school where he was quickly confronted by Deputy 1st Class Blaine Gaskill, who fired at Rollins. Deputy Gaskill's shot missed Mr. His mother said at the vigil, "When I sent my son to school on Tuesday, I didn't expect to get a call that my son was shot". The teacher told the dispatcher that Barnes was shot in the leg and bleeding inside her classroom.
  • Kings Wear Warmups Recognizing Police Shooting Victim Stephon Clark

    Kings Wear Warmups Recognizing Police Shooting Victim Stephon Clark

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    Show me your hands! It also covers the aftermath, as backup arrives and the officers walk to the street. Given our review of the video and audio documentation released, we remain gravely concerned about the lack of justification for the use of deadly force employed by the two officers who killed Stephon.
  • Feds Will Ask Citizenship Status on 2020 Census

    Feds Will Ask Citizenship Status on 2020 Census

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    Decennial censuses asked about citizenship from 1820 to 1950, and annual sample surveys continue to ask the question. He said that even if the citizenship question had an effect on responses, "the value of more complete and accurate data derived from surveying the entire population outweighs such concerns".
  • 'Flagrant violations' of safety norms cited in Siberia inferno

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    The fire broke out at about 17:00 (10:00 GMT) on Sunday. "According to the information at the moment, 41 children are among those missing in the fire and inquired by their relatives", a source said. It's not clear what started the fire . TV footage on Monday showed thick black smoke rising from the yellow building. "People started running around, it was just terrible".
  • Kenya: Miguna Miguna Arrives in Nairobi

    Kenya: Miguna Miguna Arrives in Nairobi

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    Asked whether he still had his Canadian passport, he responded: "I am a Kenyan, I'm not traveling with a Canadian passport, this is what I am traveling with (waving his national identity card.) I'm a Kenyan by birth, I'm not going to get nobody's visa", he stressed.
  • Artistes perform at 'March for Our Lives' protests

    Artistes perform at 'March for Our Lives' protests

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    During the Washington rally, David Hogg referenced lawmakers during his speech to the crowd, saying " you can hear the people in power shaking". The organization will also assist with voter registration drives, including pre-registering 16- and 17-year-olds. "Our voices are powerful and our votes matter".
  • Memorial service held for French attack victims

    Memorial service held for French attack victims

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    He was shot dead by police after killing and injuring a number of people in separate incidents, including taking hostages at a supermarket in the town of Trèbes. He said: I gave him the sacrament of marriage, and the sacrament of the sick. And in April 2017, on the eve of the first round of that year's French presidential election, a man attacked and killed a 37-year-old policeman named Xavier Jugelé as he sat in a parked patrol van on Paris's storied Champs-Élysées.
  • Raid crosses 50 crore in 5 days

    Raid crosses 50 crore in 5 days

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    Raid passed the crucial Monday test with Rs 6.26 crore. "India biz." Raid has been made on a budget of Rs 70 crore so it is yet to call the movie profitable, but going by its decent box office run, it seems an easy task. The Ajay Devgn's last serious film was Drishyam and that had a lifetime number of 77 crore. The film is now the fourth highest grosser of the year after "Padmaavat", " Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety " and "PadMan".
  • Karnataka Assembly Elections dates announced; Find out polling date and other details

    Karnataka Assembly Elections dates announced; Find out polling date and other details

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    The tenure of the present 224-member Assembly will finish on May 28. Date of counting: May 15, 2018 . The Election Commission has announced that it will be a single phase election. It is the only big state where the Congress is in power after losing a string of assembly elections to the saffron party over the last few years. After BJP came to power in the Centre in 2014, it has won in states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Assam and Manipur by reducing the Congress to ...
  • Fire exits blocked in Russian mall fire that killed dozens

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    The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo was extinguished in the morning after burning through the night. "The deaths of 53 people have been confirmed", a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko , said in a statement.
  • Jonathan Returns to Freetown for Sierra Leone's Presidential Run-off

    Jonathan Returns to Freetown for Sierra Leone's Presidential Run-off

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    Tensions have been escalating since the March 12 vote, when neither the ruling party candidate nor the leading opposition candidate won outright. Sierra Leone's presidential runoff vote has been postponed to Saturday, March 31 by the Supreme Court, the elections body announced late Monday (March 26) in an official statement.
  • Package no substitute to special status: Jaganmohan Reddy

    Package no substitute to special status: Jaganmohan Reddy

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    Jaganmohan Reddy informed the media that its party parliamentarians will resign immediately if Parliament adjourned sine die on April 5 without any announcement. In a statement, YSRC said that how appropriate for Mr Naidu, who tried to weaken the stir for SCS, to lead it now. party leaders said that Mr Naidu doesn't have moral right to call for such an all-party meeting at this juncture after YSRC had already gone ahead.
  • Five dead, 30 wounded in Siberia shopping mall fire

    Five dead, 30 wounded in Siberia shopping mall fire

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    They also said a security guard had switched off the fire alarm system. The manager of the firm that owns the center and three others have been held for questioning, Russian authorities said. "[Officials in] other regions and the bosses of other malls must right now, without waiting for [routine] checks, ask themselves: Have we done everything we can to ensure something like this doesn't happen here?" The roof of the building collapsed.
  • Alibaba Robotic vehicle vending machine is 5 stories tall

    Alibaba Robotic vehicle vending machine is 5 stories tall

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    The process to test one of the vehicles in the vending machine is simple. All they need to do is pay the necessary fees using Alibaba's Tmall app and share a selfie to get their hands on the vehicle. If they are not totally satisfied, consumers can simply take out another auto and can test-drive two vehicles provided they are different models. The e-commerce giant is no stranger to selling cars online and via mobile apps.
  • Canada expels four Russian diplomats

    Canada expels four Russian diplomats

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    While Russia has vigorously denied involvement in the attack, Western powers see it as the latest sign of alleged Russian meddling overseas. The US' order includes 12 Russian intelligence officers from Russia's mission to the United Nations headquarters in NY and reflects concerns that Russian intelligence activities have been increasingly aggressive, senior US administration officials told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Student in Brown v. Board of Education dies

    Student in Brown v. Board of Education dies

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    Board of Education . Brown was 9 years old in 1951 when her father, Oliver Brown , tried to enroll her at Sumner Elementary School, then an all-white school in Topeka, Kansas, near her home. Ferguson . She moved to Springfield as a teenager and her father became pastor of a church in the city. He died of a heart attack in 1961. Ms. Brown Thompson was part of a group of Topeka parents who, in 1979, joined with the American Civil Liberties Union to successfully argue for the reopening ...
  • White House to tap energy official as new climate lead

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    Shah's statement that the White House did not engage in any wrongdoing can be viewed as meaningless because at the time the alleged payment was made, Barack Obama, not Trump, was president. Trump said she is "focused on being a mom and is quite enjoying spring break at Mar-a-Lago while working on future projects". Daniels alleged the pair had unprotected sex after meeting at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006 - shortly after Trump's wife Melania gave birth to their son.
  • Suspicious packages sent to military bases in Washington, DC, area

    Suspicious packages sent to military bases in Washington, DC, area

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    The packages were sent to Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, the Central Intelligence Agency and a Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, Va., CNN reported. NBC also reported that some of the packages included rambling letters, and an official described them as "disturbing". Authorities said they do not believe the packages came from the man responsible for a series of recent bombings in Austin, Texas.
  • Video of Uber Crash Raises More Questions

    Video of Uber Crash Raises More Questions

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    Doug Ducey has suspended Uber (uber) from testing its self-driving cars in Arizona following a fatal accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe earlier this month. The company hasn't said when it will start operating them on public roads again. Velodyne, the company responsible for manufacturing the Lidar sensors in Uber's autonomous cars said it was "baffled" by the incident and that it did not believe its hardware was to blame.
  • McConnell wants to modernize hemp regulations

    McConnell wants to modernize hemp regulations

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    The crop, which once thrived in Kentucky, was historically used for rope but has many other uses, including clothing and mulch from the fiber, hemp milk and cooking oil from the seeds, and soap and lotions. "If this is true, this is the greatest moment in recent hemp history", said attorney Andrew Sacks, the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee.
  • Gina Rodriguez Is Your New CARMEN SANDIEGO

    Gina Rodriguez Is Your New CARMEN SANDIEGO

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    Netflix has announced that Jane the Virgin and Annihilation star Gina Rodriguez , will be cast an upcoming live-action feature film of Carmen Sandiego , the iconic 90's globetrotter responsible for teaching millions of children about geography.
  • Journalist Sandeep Sharma crushed by truck: MP Police constitutes SIT

    Journalist Sandeep Sharma crushed by truck: MP Police constitutes SIT

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    In the letter seeking police protection, Sharma had accused a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDOP) of being hand-in-glove with those engaged in illegal sand mining. "He was an honest journalist". He was working on investigating the links between Sand Mafia and the Police. The CCTV footage has gone viral in social media.
  • Turkish president: European Union membership remains strategic goal

    Turkish president: European Union membership remains strategic goal

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    Now operations have begun there. After launching Operation Olive Branch in January, that aimed to rid the region of YPG fighters. The summit comes as doubts mount over the viability of Turkey's bid to join the EU, which has lasted over half a century but is now meeting with opposition from some European governments.
  • Suspicious Packages Sent to DC-Area Military Locations

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    The packages were each rendered "inert" by the facility's disposal units, although that does not mean that they were explosive. Suspicious packages have been sent to at least four military bases in the Washington DC region, according to United States media reports.
  • China Warns Trade War Will Set off a 'Greater Conflict'

    China Warns Trade War Will Set off a 'Greater Conflict'

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    The president is seeking tariffs amounting to $50 billion to $60 billion. The Chinese ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, announced on state television: "If somebody imposes a trade war on China , we'll fight to the end". And, look, it's time. China and the U.S. had benefited by globalization, Blackrock's Larry Fink said at the forum. Trump said China was given notice about the impending action and there's room for negotiation with the Asian giant.
  • UK: Investigators raid Cambridge Analytica's offices

    UK: Investigators raid Cambridge Analytica's offices

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    Arron Banks, a major donor to Leave.EU, wrote in "The Bad Boys of Brexit" a campaign diary he published after the campaign that the group had hired Cambridge Analytica on October 22, 2015 to use "big data and advanced psychographics to influence people".
  • Overnight search of Cambridge Analytica's London office

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    Bringing together the expertise of data scientists, researchers, strategists and content writers in three integrated teams (research, data science, and digital marketing), Cambridge Analytica's campaign helped Trump win the elections.2 The above case studies, mentioned in the Cambridge Analytica website, are prime examples of the vital role data science has begun to play especially in devising techniques to change voter behaviour in the targeted population or audience.
  • At least 64 dead after devastating fire in Siberian mall

    At least 64 dead after devastating fire in Siberian mall

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    The fire broke out yesterday. The fire, one of the deadliest in Russian Federation since the break-up of the Soviet Union, swept through the upper floors of the "Winter Cherry" shopping centre in the city of Kemerovo , where a cinema complex and children's play area were located, on Sunday afternoon.
  • Puigdemont Can Be Detained During Extradition Case, Judge Says

    Puigdemont Can Be Detained During Extradition Case, Judge Says

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    The court said, however, that there questions about the ultimate outcome of the Spanish extradition request. The detention of Carles Puigdemont in Germany opened a fresh chapter of confrontation over the Catalan independence drive on Monday, as galvanised secessionists renewed their bid to return the ousted leader to the presidency.
  • SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

    SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

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    Nikah-halala is a practice meant to curb the incidence of divorce under which a man can not remarry his former wife without her having to go through the process of marrying someone else, consummating it, getting divorced and observing a separation period called Iddat before coming back to him.
  • Fire in Siberian shopping mall leaves at least 37 people dead

    Fire in Siberian shopping mall leaves at least 37 people dead

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    Preliminary investigations point to the fire having broken out in the cinema hall area of the four-story Winter Cherry shopping mall in the center of Kemerovo. Video footage from inside the mall after the fire broke out showed a group of people in a smoke-filled staircase trying to smash a fire exit door, which was jammed.
  • Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say

    Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say

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    Only on Saturday - days after prosecution rested its case and almost two weeks after the trial began - did prosecutor Sara Sweeney disclose Mateen's status as an informant "at various points" between January 2005 and June 2016. The motion came shortly before defense lawyers were set to present their case. "The judge has to digest everything that's in there and give the government chance to respond".
  • Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea

    Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea

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    Papua New Guinea has suffered numerous aftershocks since a 7.5 magnitude natural disaster hit the Southern Highlands region late last month and halted exports from the country's PNG LNG plant. The 7.5 magnitude tremor destroyed homes and triggered landslides. PNG sits on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire ", a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.
  • European states announce coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats over Skripal case

    European states announce coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats over Skripal case

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    The official Twitter account for the Russian embassy in the USA put out a poll today (March 24), asking whether it should shutter America's presence in St Petersburg, Vladivostok, or Yekaterinburg. The consulate closure and the expulsion of dozens of diplomats came on the heels of the UK's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. The leaders initially wanted to expel Russian diplomats to the European Union, but they are technically accredited by Belgium, where the European Union institutions are ...
  • High-ranking North Korean official said to be visiting China

    High-ranking North Korean official said to be visiting China

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    In Beijing, a auto with a diplomatic plate allocated to the North Korean embassy was seen Monday near the Great Hall of the People, Kyodo reported . Video footage also showed a convoy traveling through Beijing amidst high security and blocked roads, indicating that a senior figure - possibly a head of state - was inside.