• British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat detained in Iran

    British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat detained in Iran

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    Iranian authorities acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that they were holding Mr Edalat. At least two other Iranian British dual nationals, Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe , have been imprisoned in Iran since 2011 and 2016 respectively after being arrested by the IRGC.
  • 'A Quiet Place' Sequel in Development at Paramount Pictures

    'A Quiet Place' Sequel in Development at Paramount Pictures

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    Whether the follow-up will include this material or a whole new script will be written from scratch isn't clear. "If you told me five years ago that an nearly silent film starring the very amusing guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount , I would have said, 'Well, I should go work at Paramount , '" Gianopulos told the crowd at CinemaCon .
  • Matt Harvey Curses Out Reporters When Asked To Talk

    Matt Harvey Curses Out Reporters When Asked To Talk

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    After falling behind in again, Adrian Gonzalez knotted the score, 5-5, with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. "I've hit a few home runs in my career and I've never gotten close to missing a base", Bruce said after the Mets beat the Cardinals 6-5 at Busch Stadium .
  • Judge rules bar can refuse service to Trump supporter wearing MAGA hat

    Judge rules bar can refuse service to Trump supporter wearing MAGA hat

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    A Manhattan judge ruled on Wednesday it's not against the law for an establishment such as a bar to throw out a Trump supporter. "Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates". A Manhattan judge threw out a case this week in which a man alleged that an East Village bar illegally discriminated against him by kicking him out when he was wearing his "MAGA" hat.
  • Saudi Arabia claims killing of Huthi leader Saleh al-Sammad

    Saudi Arabia claims killing of Huthi leader Saleh al-Sammad

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    Saleh al-Sumad, the head of Yemen's Houthi movement's politburo, delivers a speech at a ceremony during which a political council to rule the country was announced in Sanaa, Yemen August 6, 2016. Saudi Arabia and other countries are fighting in support of Yemen's exiled internationally-recognized government. Residents and medical sources said coalition air strikes also killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen on Sunday night, and about 30 people were ...
  • Finalisation of border deal 'may be in 2021' - Davis

    Finalisation of border deal 'may be in 2021' - Davis

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    Under the heading "back door risk", Mr Sterling said the "visibility and impact" of the "robust enforcement mechanism" necessary to enforce the plan presented a "significant challenge". The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and City, University of London said there is no plan for how food trade will fit into changes to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Second Palestinian Journalist Dies from Israeli Bullets in Gaza Strip

    Second Palestinian Journalist Dies from Israeli Bullets in Gaza Strip

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    Nasser Abu Baker, head of the Journalists Syndicate, said the unlawful killing of the two journalists in Gaza amount to an assassination because they were wearing press jackets at the time they were shot by the Israeli army. Islamic Hamas movement leaders, relatives and family members of Hamas scientist Fadi al-Batsh, who was killed on April 21 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, received his corpse on Thursday at Rafah crossing between Gaza Strip and Egypt.
  • Mike Pompeo Confirmed to Be New Secretary of State

    Mike Pompeo Confirmed to Be New Secretary of State

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    U.S. senators said Pompeo was expected to hit the ground running and head off nearly immediately to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday. During his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Pompeo rejected those accusations. Earlier this year the State Department confirmed that this policy is working, with a 99.5 percent compliance rate for more than 700 grantees.
  • Multiple casualties reported after oil refinery explosion

    Multiple casualties reported after oil refinery explosion

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    There were no immediate reports of fatalities. Area residents have not been told to evacuate, although many people heard and felt the explosion. The School District of Superior states they are evacuating all students to an Amsoil plant at 1101 Susquehanna Ave.
  • Diamond And Silk Repeat Dubious Statements To Congress Under Oath

    Diamond And Silk Repeat Dubious Statements To Congress Under Oath

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    Hakeem Jeffries, the two accused the lawmaker of falling for "fake news" and floated the suggestion that they had instead been reimbursed for travel expenses. When asked by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) if she had received payments from Trump's campaign, Hardaway said, "No, we have never been paid by the Trump campaign".
  • Congress grills EPA chief over allegations of ethics violations

    Congress grills EPA chief over allegations of ethics violations

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    While Trump has previously backed Pruitt, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared noncommittal Wednesday. In a contentious Capitol Hill hearing Thursday that lasted more than three and a half hours, Pruitt characterized the relentless criticism - some of it from his own party - as a politically motivated assault by individuals and groups unhappy with his work to aggressively undo regulations President Trump has said obstruct economic growth.
  • Kamal Nath named Madhya Pradesh unit chief, Scindia to head campaign panel

    Kamal Nath named Madhya Pradesh unit chief, Scindia to head campaign panel

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    Along with Kamal Nath, four working presidents - Bala Bachchan (ST), veteran Ramniwas Ravat, Surendra Chaudhary (SC) and Malwa MLA Jitu Patwari have also been appointed. However, the party is keeping its cards close on whether he is going to be the chief ministerial face for the Congress in the state. "This will give necessary vigour to the Congress to take on the BJP, whose graph, and especially that of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan , is falling at a fast pace in the state", Khan ...
  • Senate Committee Expected To Vote On Mueller Protection Bill

    Senate Committee Expected To Vote On Mueller Protection Bill

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    Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch , that would have essentially gutted the bill and replaced it with a symbolic show of support for Mueller's work. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) to offer the sense of the Senate that Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation and Trump should not fire him.
  • Janelle Monae identifies as 'pansexual free-a** motherf***er'

    Janelle Monae identifies as 'pansexual free-a** motherf***er'

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    The Arrested Development and Search Party star told Out magazine in May that she identifies as bisexual. "Being a queer black woman in America", Monae told Rolling Stone , "someone who has been in relationships with both men and women-I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker".
  • Israel Vows To Strike Any Iran 'Military Foothold' In Syria

    Israel Vows To Strike Any Iran 'Military Foothold' In Syria

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    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is on a working visit to U.S. met in the White house with national security adviser John Bolton. The Israelis claim that Iran is attempting to build a front against their country by clearing a land corridor across Syria up to Lebanon where it would link with its ally Hezbollah.
  • Search Continues For Missing Girl Who Could Be With Man In 40s

    Search Continues For Missing Girl Who Could Be With Man In 40s

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    Jody Haskin is a "strong person of interest" in the disappearance of Raeanna Rosencrans. She was wearing black jeans, a black shirt with white designs and Adidas shoes. That vehicle was later located in Rifle. Haskin does not have any parental rights, police said. Authorities said it's not clear how Haskin may be traveling but he's not believed to be in the Grand Junction area any longer.
  • Confirmed: Two Roma fans charged over Anfield attack on Liverpool supporter

    Confirmed: Two Roma fans charged over Anfield attack on Liverpool supporter

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    He was struck by a belt, swung using the buckle as a form of mace, a tactic often used by ultras in Italy because a belt can rarely be confiscated as a potential weapon. Liverpool face Stoke at Anfield on Saturday in the Premier League and it's clear everyone at the club is wishing Cox all the very best. He said: "The vast majority of the 52,500 fans attending the game were well behaved and went to watch a good game of football.
  • Facebook brushes off Cambridge Analytica scandal with record Q1 revenues

    Facebook brushes off Cambridge Analytica scandal with record Q1 revenues

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    Proof that advertisers aren't leaving the platform: increased ad prices. " Facebook confirms to parliament that Cambridge Analytical spent no money on ads on their platform for the European Union referendum". The company reversed last quarter's decline in the number of daily active users in the United States and Canada, saying it had 185 million users there, up from 184 million in the fourth quarter.
  • European Union warns United Kingdom on financial services deal

    European Union warns United Kingdom on financial services deal

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    Mr Dombrovskis said: "Equivalence is only possible if there is a close convergence of rules and supervision". And I think that this is something that is in the interests of both parties. All in all, it's safe to say that tensions are high between Britain and the rest of the EU, and the Galileo project represents just a small part of the country struggling to find its feet as it starts to exist separately from the Union it called home for decades.
  • Five things we know about Jacob Zuma's alleged wife-to-be

    Five things we know about Jacob Zuma's alleged wife-to-be

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    Conco joined the organisation in December 2016 as deputy campaign coordinator and became the treasurer late previous year. The campaign's national executive committee chairperson Lerato Morulane told the publication that they knew Conco planned to marry but not "who she was marrying".
  • Philippines seeks explanation after Kuwait expels ambassador

    Philippines seeks explanation after Kuwait expels ambassador

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    The department, which had summoned Kuwaiti Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh over the expulsion of Villa from Kuwait, issued the diplomatic note after it was informed that Althwaikh has been recalled to his country for consultations. Foreign workers in many Gulf states are employed under a sponsorship system that gives employers the right to keep their passports and exercise full control over their stay.
  • Parliament not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary

    Parliament not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary

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    It happens everywhere & it is the bitter truth. "Don't imagine that Parliament is immune to it [casting couch], or other work places are immune to it", she said, ANI reported. "... It's time India also stands up and says #MeToo", Renuka Chowdhury said. Her comment was met with severe outrage following which she apologised.
  • Why Colorado, Arizona teachers are walking off the job

    Why Colorado, Arizona teachers are walking off the job

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    It also said the average teacher salary in Texas is about $53,000 a year - well below the national average of more than $60,000. They raised concerns about rural towns that already have 10 percent sales tax rates. "The winners today are the teachers of Arizona". One of the leading proponents of the local movement is Williams High School Counselor Jim Powers, who serves as a liaison for Williams teachers and Arizona Educators United.
  • Czechs to re-open Jerusalem consulate

    Czechs to re-open Jerusalem consulate

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    Dan Propper) in May and a new Czech Centre by the end of this year", both in Jerusalem. The second step will be the moving of institutions such as CzechTourism and CzechTrade and the third step will be the moving of the embassy itself, he said.
  • Melania Trump waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds

    Melania Trump waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds

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    Spicer deemed the wax first lady very lifelike. "Have you ever thought of what it would be like to be the first lady of the United States?" The Times Square attraction is less than a mile from Trump Tower, and the waxwork will soon get closer to the family's current home as it moves to Washington at the end of May.
  • Nawaz regrets failure to abolish 'draconian NAB laws'

    Nawaz regrets failure to abolish 'draconian NAB laws'

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    The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday admitted to have made a mistake as they could not abolish the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law, despite knowing that it was promulgated under the martial law regime. He added that he did not share contents of volume with anyone but the investigation officer. The trial against the Sharif family had commenced on September 14, 2017.
  • Man wearing a cowboy hat tackles would-be robber in Mexico

    Man wearing a cowboy hat tackles would-be robber in Mexico

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    The man in the cowboy hat, who is standing near the register, takes advantage of the would-be robber's momentary distraction and tackles him in dramatic fashion, wresting his gun. The mysterious cowboy hat-wearing man has been praised as a hero on social media ever since. Fox News reported that the armed suspect entered the Carnes Cares butcher shop in Monterrey , Mexico and demanded money.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron addresses joint session of Congress

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    In recounting common bonds from the earliest days of United States , he was telling of a meeting between Ben Franklin and the French philosopher Voltaire, "kissing each other's cheeks". He went on to praise the U.S. president's deal-making skills, saying what he called the US' " strategy of increasing tension " with Iran can bear fruit.
  • Draft ordinance plans death for child rape in J&K

    Draft ordinance plans death for child rape in J&K

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    Two of the eight accused arrested for their involvement in the rape of the nomad girl, Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and SPO Deepak Khajuria, have moved the state High Court seeking a CBI probe into the case. The government has amended criminal laws After the Nirbhaya case in December 2012, when a provision of death penalty in case the woman either dies or is left in a "vegetative state" after rape.
  • Trump's Threats Set Stage for Military Conflict With Iran - Advocacy Group

    Trump's Threats Set Stage for Military Conflict With Iran - Advocacy Group

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    Issuing a bleak warning, he urged against letting "the rampaging work of extreme nationalism shake a world full of hopes for greater prosperity". French President Emmanuel Macron reaches out to U.S. While the USA u-turning on the climate leadership position it held under President Obama , EU countries are looking to double down on their commitment to the Paris Agreement.
  • Cuomo threatens to sue ICE

    Cuomo threatens to sue ICE

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    The order amends an existing executive order that prohibits ICE from making arrests in state facilities without a warrant. Cuomo did not name any specific advocates, but New York City immigrant advocate Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago who has been subject to removal because of a 17-year-old wire fraud conviction, became a cause celebre after he was arrested during a routine check-in with ICE.
  • 'Make our planet great again': Macron appeals to Trump on Paris accord

    'Make our planet great again': Macron appeals to Trump on Paris accord

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    With a nod to great American leaders, including former President Franklin Roosevelt, he warned against sowing seeds of fear. He said: "We have two possible ways ahead". President Macron began and ended his speech by referencing the lasting friendship enjoyed by the United States and France . Clearly, Macron was so taken by Trump's playful aggression that he invited him over to France for Bastille Day past year.
  • Spanish farm woman extolled as Trump doppelgänger

    Spanish farm woman extolled as Trump doppelgänger

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    The woman identified as a Spanish farmer named Dolores Leis Antelo has become an global phenomenon as she shares an uncanny resemblance to Trump in a photograph that recently went viral. Dolores Leis Antelo has lived with her husband on a farm in Cabana de Bergantiños for 40 years. Ana, her daughter, told La Voz de Galicia . "I look at everything that my daughters show me, but it never stung my curiosity to have one (phone)", she said.
  • USA officer who shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond to claim self defence

    USA officer who shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond to claim self defence

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    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that Noor's lawyer, Thomas Plunkett, had filed documents in court indicating he intends to use self-defence and reasonable force in the officer's legal defence. Noor appeared in court last month and was later released on a bond of $500,000. Both officers drew their weapons inside the vehicle, with Noor firing a shot from the passenger's seat and striking Damond in the abdomen.
  • What Jawaharlal Nehru looks like according to Google India

    What Jawaharlal Nehru looks like according to Google India

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    Searching anything on the Internet is so easy. Prime Minister Modi's picture is somehow appearing alongside Nehru's name on the Wikipedia link - "List of Prime Ministers of India". When it got highlighted, many Twitter users started posting their reactions along with the screenshots and asked variants of the question - Why? Thanks to the Twitter user, we got an explanation for this eventually.
  • Voters to decide key New York state Senate races

    Voters to decide key New York state Senate races

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    And Syracuse-area Sen. John DeFrancisco ranks second in command in the Senate as deputy majority leader. Cuomo says Felder is holding up progress. The state's Republicans would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, while Democrats want "health care for all, as a fundamental human right, including Medicare / Medicaid for all".