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Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a massive military drill by the country's naval forces in the South China Sea, and stressed that the need for a strong navy "has never been more pressing". As a result, they warn of a possible wave of small factory closures, a shift of some production away from China , and the use of questionable practices to dodge increased tariffs.
  • Chemical weapons expert to arrive in Douma on Wednesday: Russian officials

    Chemical weapons expert to arrive in Douma on Wednesday: Russian officials

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    The U.N. Security Council was meeting at Moscow's request. Bashar al-Assad, who had succeeded his father to the presidency in 2000, cracked down on protesters calling for his removal, using deadly force. Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog met Syrian officials in Damascus on Monday but have so far been denied access to the former rebel stronghold where the alleged use of toxic substances provoked a USA -led strike.
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

    Smithsonian's National Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

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    He was born at 6:25 p.m. April 15 and is named Moke [Mo-KEY], which means "junior" or "little one" in the Lingala language. The zoo says Moke's parents, mother Calaya and father Baraka, bred last summer following a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan (SSP).
  • Pres Trump Announces Two Federal Reserve Picks

    Pres Trump Announces Two Federal Reserve Picks

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    Clarida's research at Columbia focuses on macroeconomics and monetary policy, topics on which he also advises the asset management firm Pacific Investment Management Company. The selection of Clarida, who received his doctorate in economics from Harvard, was viewed as a way to provide support for Powell, an attorney by training, who is the first non-economist to lead the Fed in almost four decades.
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) PT Raised to GBX 2595 at HSBC

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) PT Raised to GBX 2595 at HSBC

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    About 665,573 shares traded. HSBC's price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.40% from the stock's current price . Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)'s earnings report is awaited by WallStreet on May, 3, RTT reports. More supreme high and low levels-80 and 20, or 90 and 10-occur less frequently but indicate stronger momentum. Equifax Inc had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.
  • Green Party calls for decriminalisation of cannabis in Ireland with new policy

    Green Party calls for decriminalisation of cannabis in Ireland with new policy

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    Governments around the world are realising that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents. "We're pleased that aquaponics enables us to provide this and produce oils of exceptional quality for our patients". The party is confident that now is the right time for change on cannabis in Ireland. This philosophy stands at the centre of the Greens' argument.
  • Quant Scorecard Update and Review For MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX)

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    Each trading session show different movements and trends about MPLX LP (MPLX ) stock. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a positive share price momentum. Moreover, Waddell & Reed Finance Inc has 0.03% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). 73% are bullish. 16 are the (NYSE:MPLX)'s analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc.
  • Tamil Nadu government promises stringent action in assistant professor's case

    Tamil Nadu government promises stringent action in assistant professor's case

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    The State government on Monday promised stringent action against an assistant professor of mathematics in a college in Virudhunagar district, who had allegedly lured girl students with "money" and "marks" in order to sexually exploit them. S Subbaraju, general secretary of (MUTA) Madurai Kamaraj, Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers' Association endorsed the demand of DMK leader since the CBI can not be relied and high court's supervision is necessary.
  • Missing Indian family in US: Two found inside SUV

    Missing Indian family in US: Two found inside SUV

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    Bodies of two members of a family - which went missing in the United States last week while travelling from OR to California - have been found inside their SUV, which was submerged in Eel River. The family was last heard from in the town of Klamath, Del Norte County, on April 5. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said the initial discovery was made on Sunday, as searchers were scouring the Eel River in Legget, California.
  • Man choked woman, said he will kill her

    Man choked woman, said he will kill her

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    Police said the video was taken on April 5, 2018, at 5:40 p.m.in Fort Myers. Radcliff Police say he also sexually assaulted and sodomized her, and that she, "engaged in sexual intercourse with him out of fear of being further harmed". Lois Riess is believed to be driving a stolen, white Accura registered in Hutchinson's name. Border patrol agents are on the lookout for her and Hutchinson's family wants Riess apprehended quickly.
  • SUV that plunged into California river found, 2 bodies in it

    SUV that plunged into California river found, 2 bodies in it

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    The body of Siddhant Thottapilly was found at about 4 p.m. submerged in the Eel River about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) downstream from where the family vehicle reportedly crashed, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Capt. He was the last family member unaccounted for after the crash. "It (the SUV) did not come to a complete stop (as it got to the end of the pullout)", England told reporters.
  • Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate

    Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate

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    An London Ambulance Service spokesman added: â€We were called to Head Street to reports of a stabbing. A female, believed to be aged in her 30s, was found suffering from stab wounds. A cordon remains in place at the scene as investigations continue. The two deaths bring the number of murders in London so far this year, where the Metropolitan Police haves publicly released details, to around 59.
  • Teachers march to state Capitol to demand more classroom funding

    Teachers march to state Capitol to demand more classroom funding

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    Starting last week, teachers started planning "walk ins" to their schools and proclaiming the idea of starting a strike. The union holds several lobbying days at the Legislature each year but says that recent demonstrations by teachers in other states have increased interest in the event.
  • Moscow vows 'not to interfere' in OPCW's work in Syria: embassy

    Moscow vows 'not to interfere' in OPCW's work in Syria: embassy

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    Relief organizations say dozens of men, women and children were killed. British Ambassador Peter Wilson said citing OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu that Russian Federation and Syria had failed to provide access to Douma for the OPCW experts being unable to give security guarantees.
  • Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at airbase in Homs

    Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at airbase in Homs

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    The Syrian air defenses intercepted all the missiles, said the reports, adding that the source of the missile strike was not yet known. Big explosions were heard near Al Shayrat Air base, southeast of the city of Homs, and in eastern Qalamoun near Damascus where two other air bases are located, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights reported.
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) Analysts See $0.69 EPS

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    COP outperformed the S&P500 by 21.98%. Bingham Osborn Scarborough Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.04% stake. The company has $75.67B MC. Performance may not be indicative of the company due to negative pressures, but in turn, this will lead to potential value stocks that are trading below their mark.
  • PM Modi presents slippers to tribal woman in Chhattisgarh

    PM Modi presents slippers to tribal woman in Chhattisgarh

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    On 18 April, the prime minister will hold a bilateral summit with his British counterpart Theresa May following which it is expected that several agreements will be signed. "I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas healthcare, innovation, digitization, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security".
  • Missoula armed robbery suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide

    Missoula armed robbery suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide

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    Police said the victim, a man, 22, was dropped off at the hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say the robber took off with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. DeSpain also released a photo of Baker and a surveillance photo that police said shows him walking near the time of the crime. "The suspects are described as all being in their mid-twenties, between 5'08" and 6'0" tall with medium-brown complexions.
  • Rescuers searching for missing Kerala family in United States find woman's body

    Rescuers searching for missing Kerala family in United States find woman's body

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    Police also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was sending its Behavioral Analysis Unit to study cellphone data recovered from one of the family members' phones showing the Hart family's travel information. Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the family's SUV when it plunged off a cliff in Mendocino County, more than 160 miles (250 kilometers) north of San Francisco.
  • Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

    Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

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    However, local media reports say the terror outfit released a picture of the runaway soldier holding an AK-47 and claiming he had joined it. He went missing while he was on vacation at home. On another hand, the state government welcomed the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's statement that gun was not a solution and neither the Army nor the militants would achieve their goals through it in Kashmir.
  • Strikes on Syria did not hit areas near Russian bases: Moscow

    Strikes on Syria did not hit areas near Russian bases: Moscow

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    Mr Borodin wrote last month about the death of people said to be Russian mercenaries. However, said two other officials, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other military leaders have warned that the larger the attack, the greater the risk of a confrontation with Russian Federation.
  • Conway questions Comey's credibility over Trump meeting claims

    Conway questions Comey's credibility over Trump meeting claims

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    Trump tweeted "Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers". First, I have no doubt that Trump is very sincerely confounded at Comey's ability to grab the spotlight. On Sunday, Comey said he felt that sending the letter was the right thing to do.
  • Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again

    Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again

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    But his parents disagreed and said they wanted permission to fly him to the Bambini Gesu Hospital in Rome for treatment. The court ruled that his life support won't be turned off until the Supreme Court has reached its decision. "It is precisely because of this judicial determination that Aflie has been kept in Alder Hey Hospital", Moylan said. "In our view the arguments advanced on behalf of the parents provide no basis on which Alfie could be said to be detained, or on which he could to be ...
  • Russia: Syria chemical attack staged by foreign agents

    Russia: Syria chemical attack staged by foreign agents

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    Putin was quoted as urging for a "thorough and objective probe" into the reports of the chemical weapons attack . White House cyber security co-ordinator Rob Joyce said: "Once you own the router, you own all the traffic to include the ability to harvest credentials and passwords and essentially monitor all the traffic".
  • Santa Fe's Plame, Wilson blast Trump over Libby pardon

    Santa Fe's Plame, Wilson blast Trump over Libby pardon

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    Lewis "Scooter" Libby . But if Trump did pardon Libby to send a political message, former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday that he thought that would be "kind of abusive". Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald led the case that led to Libby's conviction. "Given how many thousands of people are out there - and my office used to process these requests on a regular basis - how many thousands of people are out there who may have been prosecuted in a way that was over aggressive, where ...
  • Syrian air defenses respond to missiles over Homs province - state media

    Syrian air defenses respond to missiles over Homs province - state media

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    The Pentagon has denied initiating strikes or conducting any other military activity in Homs province. The television report did not, however, specify who may have fired the missiles. While it remains unclear who launched the attack, the reported strike comes just days after Washington, London and Paris carried out a coordinated strike in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning.
  • Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

    Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

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    Each search warrant specifically describes how records seized that may fall into attorney-client privilege will be filtered out by a team that's walled off from the federal agents who have conducted the investigation, the prosecutors wrote.
  • Light Winds with Cool Temperatures for Monday

    Light Winds with Cool Temperatures for Monday

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    The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Colorado Springs and much of southeastern Colorado Monday and Tuesday due to gusty winds, low relative humidity and abundant dry fuels. The total amount of rainfall in the first half of the year is expected to be 15-30 per cent higher than previous years' average in the northern, central and southern regions.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - Technical Deep insight

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    During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. analysts expect that ExxonMobil will post 4.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Axa, which manages about $25.47 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) by 230,238 shares to 1.06 million shares, valued at $62.53M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.
  • Putin, Rouhani reaffirm cooperation over Syria

    Putin, Rouhani reaffirm cooperation over Syria

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday more Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, and Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. The attack of the global coalition in serious damage to the prospects of political settlement of the conflict, said the Russian President, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
  • IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders Register Comprehensive Win Over Delhi Daredevils

    IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders Register Comprehensive Win Over Delhi Daredevils

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    Gambhir's stay was short lived as he was bowled by Shivam Mavi leaving Delhi's run chase in trouble. Glenn Maxwell (47 from 22 balls) and Rishabh Pant (43 from 26) kept Delhi in the hunt in a 62-run partnership from 32 balls. This win helped KKR get their second win and go to the second place in the table, thanks to a superior net run-rate. WICKET! Trent Boult with the breakthrough, Narine edges one back to wicketkeeper Pant to deflects it to Maxwell on the first slip.
  • Trump Says Comey

    Trump Says Comey "Committed Many Crimes" as His Twitter Eruption Continues

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    President Trump on Monday called ousted former FBI Director James Comey and fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "disgruntled" and suggested they "committed many crimes!" The book's imminent release - and the slated ABC News interview - prompted Trump to hurl a new set of insults at Comey earlier on Sunday, challenging accusations made in the book, and insisting that he never pressed Comey to be loyal to him.
  • Russia Denies Tampering With Evidence In Syria Chemical Attack

    Russia Denies Tampering With Evidence In Syria Chemical Attack

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    Mr Lavrov also questioned why the United States and its allies carried out air strikes the day before global inspectors were due to arrive at the site. "But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons". The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that following Syrian rebels' withdrawal from the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, stockpiles of chemical agents were found there.
  • Large-scale explosion reported at Iranian base in Syria

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    Putin added Russian Federation would convene an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council in response. Russian President Vladimir Putin also spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday and emphasised that the steps made by USA and its allies grossly breach the UN Charter and principles of worldwide law.
  • Chinese beef market opens to exports from Ireland

    Chinese beef market opens to exports from Ireland

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    They banned beef from the European Union and USA during the BSE crisis in 2000, and while that ban was officially lifted three years ago, trade still hasn't resumed. "The opening of Irish beef access is testimony to our industry's strength, reputation and proven track record in the Chinese market", she said. The minister said: "I firmly believe that our beef industry can and will compete effectively in the Chinese market and I look forward to the opportunities that this access will bring".
  • GAO Says Pruitt Violated The Law

    GAO Says Pruitt Violated The Law

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    The Government Accountability Office said the EPA violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. The agency spent $43,000 for installing the privacy booth in Pruitt's office, one of a number of expenditures for which the administrator is under scrutiny from Congress .
  • 1 dead after plane crash in Medina Co

    1 dead after plane crash in Medina Co

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    The body will be brought to the Office of the Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification. According to ABC affiliate WVAW, firefighters would only confirm that authorities are investigating a plane crash.
  • Sexual assault victims can now report to community agencies

    Sexual assault victims can now report to community agencies

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    Lexington police arrested a 34-year-old man they say sexually assaulted a victim while he was a pastor. She was released and is scheduled to appear in court in May. In their complaint to the police, the parents said that their child had complained of irritation in her private parts after which they took her to a doctor.