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Back in April 2014, when the BJP was campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, Modi had courted controversy by offering to put Deve Gowda in an old-age home. An ordinary voter in Karnataka has started to believe that Reddy will be back in Vidhana Soudha soon with his clan and do the same thing he is good at, get his way with the government and control the machinery.
  • United States court orders Iran to pay billions over 9/11atacks

    United States court orders Iran to pay billions over 9/11atacks

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    Both Saudi and Iranian cases, however, are based on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Jasta), which was passed in 2016 and allows families of the victims to take foreign governments to court. The 9/11 Commission , the body that was given the task of fully accounting for responsibility in the attacks, said that Al Qaeda operatives in Sudan had maintained contacts with Iran and the wider network of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group that is supported by Tehran.
  • Boy Scouts rolls out first campaign to recruit girls

    Boy Scouts rolls out first campaign to recruit girls

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    Michael Surbaugh, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America, said Wednesday that the name change is necessary because the organization is entering a "new era". "We want you to join!'" The Boy Scouts of America is changing things up after more than a century. The Girl Scouts and the BSA are among several major youth organizations in the USA experiencing sharp drops in membership in recent years.
  • Journalist who threw shoe at George Bush running for Iraqi parliament

    Journalist who threw shoe at George Bush running for Iraqi parliament

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    Muntazer al-Zaidi interrupted a press conference with Mr Bush in 2008, throwing his shoes in protest at what had happened to Iraq since the invasion five years before. The election is scheduled for May 12. Following his arrest, Zaidi's employer Al-Baghdadia TV called for his release, echoing street protesters who also rallied in his support.
  • What Mueller's proposed questions for Trump tell us

    What Mueller's proposed questions for Trump tell us

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    He said the subpoena would compel the president to face investigators, the Washington Post reports . Now, Trump's newly reconfigured legal team is pondering how to address the special counsel's queries, all while assessing the potential evidence of obstruction that Mueller might present and contending with a client who has grown increasingly opposed to sitting down with the special counsel.
  • Mom says 1-year-old beaten at daycare

    Mom says 1-year-old beaten at daycare

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    The state has called for the emergency closure of a day care center after a mother says her 1-year-old son was severely injured. Griffin said the day care swears another child injured her son - but she's convinced that a child could not have caused those types of injuries and she wants justice for Jesse.
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

    ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

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    The suicide bomber blew himself up inside the building in central Tripoli, while other militants set fire to it. . "I saw two suicide bombers myself. Libya has suffered a protracted political crisis since 2011, when a bloody NATO-backed uprising ended with the ouster and death of President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power.
  • Black Bear Eludes Police After Day in Tree

    Black Bear Eludes Police After Day in Tree

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    Paramus police urged residents to stay indoors and admitted they were unable to capture the bear. Two bears spotted in Bergen County on April 30 and May 1, 2018, are pictured. Last week, a Chatham man captured video of a bear munching birdseed on his elevated back deck. Bears are common in the area and usually don't want to be anywhere near people, an animal control spokesperson said.
  • SC collegium defers decision on Judge KM Joseph's elevation

    SC collegium defers decision on Judge KM Joseph's elevation

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    The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, on Wednesday deferred its decision on the government's objection to elevate Chief Justice of Uttarakhand K.M. "Secondly, that order was confirmed by Justice (J.S.) Khehar of the Supreme Court", Prasad said in response to a media query. If at all there was a point of dispute, the decision to club the reiteration with recommending new names could have been one, though there is no confirmation as yet on why the decision to ...
  • Arizona budget plan shifts cash to schools, other priorities

    Arizona budget plan shifts cash to schools, other priorities

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    That's not to say that the ongoing teacher strike is limited exclusively to greater Tucson and Phoenix. So we just want someone to sit down with our people, make some effort. And Karvelis said that also means working politically to change the makeup of the Legislature - and perhaps even the governor's office. "That's a mixed message you're sending the public and the country about who you really are and what your priorities are".
  • George HW Bush to remain hospitalized through weekend, spokesman says

    George HW Bush to remain hospitalized through weekend, spokesman says

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    Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Friday that the 93-year-old Bush "is in excellent spirits" and is looking forward to resuming his schedule and traveling next month to his family's home in ME, where he usually spends the summers. Those close to the former President indicated he plans to visit the family's compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, when he gets out of the hospital. Bush's doctors said chronic bronchitis is a condition more prevalent with age and can aggravate the symptoms of pneumonia.
  • J&K schoolbus attack: Omar Abdullah terms stone-pelters as 'goons'

    J&K schoolbus attack: Omar Abdullah terms stone-pelters as 'goons'

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    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the perpetrators of the violence would be punished. Seven tourists were injured when stone-pelters targeted passing vehicles in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening. The incident triggered a series of reactions and the most prominent one was pertaining to the amnesty granted to stone pelters. Concerned over the incident of stone pelting on a school bus in Shopian, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said that ...
  • Trump honors Army's football team, jokes about space force

    Trump honors Army's football team, jokes about space force

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    Trump invited the football team to the White House to present the players and coach with the coveted Commander-in-Chief trophy after they defeated both Air Force and Navy last season. Col. Jamie Davis. This file photo provided by the European Space Agency on August 29, 2014, shows Earth from aboard the International Space Station.
  • Tim Cook's switch to services vindicated in Apple's latest results

    Tim Cook's switch to services vindicated in Apple's latest results

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    During its Q2 earning's call, the company posted record-breaking quarterly revenue figures of $61.1 billion, up 16% from this time past year. Although scheduled to launch in India in May this year, Apple launched the iPhone 8 Red and the new iPad 6th generation in April itself.
  • Japan PM pledges not to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    Japan PM pledges not to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

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    Abbas welcomed Abe at his presidential headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah before heading into a bilateral meeting without addressing the media. Secretary of the PLO's Executive Committee Saeb Erekat reiterated yesterday that Palestinian is not for sale and the Palestinians' rights will not be subjected to "suspicious" financial or political deals which are not based on worldwide laws, Ma'an news reported.
  • Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door Before Take Off To Get Fresh Air

    Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door Before Take Off To Get Fresh Air

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    After seeking some fresh air, he opened the emergency door which activated the evacuation slide. The flight passenger had accidentally opened the emergency exit door. "When the door fell out, I panicked", the man told ThePaper.cn, later translated by South China Morning Post . Chen was immediately detained by airport police and Mianyang City's civil aviation administration stated that the incident caused major delays as well as manpower and equipment expenses costing more than 100,000 ...
  • Indian MP demands removal of Jinnah's portrait from AMU

    Indian MP demands removal of Jinnah's portrait from AMU

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    Shafey Kidwai, the official spokesperson for Aligarh Muslim University, confirmed Jinnah's portrait existed in Union Hall of University as a gesture towards those accorded Life Membership by the Student Union of Aligarh Muslim University.
  • 'Simpsons' Creator On Apu Debate: 'People Love To Pretend They're Offended'

    'Simpsons' Creator On Apu Debate: 'People Love To Pretend They're Offended'

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    Aspiring writers get a chance to fix The Simpsons' Apu problem thanks to a new contest launched by film producer and YouTube personality Adi Shankar. The show, now run by Al Jean, is in its 29th season and has two more installments on order. Last week, Azaria said in an interview on "The Late Show" that he was "perfectly willing and happy to step aside, or help transition" the character to something new.
  • Motorcycle Safety Event Wednesday

    Motorcycle Safety Event Wednesday

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    The event will run from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Safety information will be available. With the warmer weather finally here, motorcyclists are excited to get back on the bike. The number of registered motorcycles in the state also fell, by about five percent - or more than 19,000 - from about 378,000. Developed by PennDOT's new program coordinator, Total Control Training Inc., the safety program offers four revamped training syllabuses and one new clinic tailored not just to hone riders' knowledge ...
  • British PM faces Brexit challenges from her party

    British PM faces Brexit challenges from her party

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    The UK leader is now facing a near-civil war on her backbenches with pro-Remain Tories threatening to vote with the opposition in an effort to stay in the customs union. The close ally of Mr. Davis issued the coded threat by comparing Mr. Robinson to Mrs. Thatcher's former aid Alan Walters, who was accused of making decisions behind the backs of elected ministers.
  • Chhota Rajan found guilty for Indian journalist's murder

    Chhota Rajan found guilty for Indian journalist's murder

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    The court, however, acquitted journalist Jigna Vora and Paulson Joseph, a member of Rajan's gang in the murder case. Dey, a veteran crime journalist who had extensively covered Mumbai underworld for over two decades, was shot dead in broad daylight, by gangster Chhota Rajan's men, in June 2011.
  • Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring

    Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring

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    New York Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials and a DEA task force in Colombia had received a tip off about criminals smuggling drugs into the US using dogs. Ten puppies were rescued during a 2005 raid on a farm in Colombia. Andres Lopez Elorza appeared in federal court in Brooklyn after being extradited from Spain, where he was arrested in 2015 on a USA warrant.
  • Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending

    Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending

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    India's defence spending rose by 5.5 per cent to US$63.9 billion in 2017, overtaking that of France as it became one of the world's top five military spenders, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI ) said in a report released on Wednesday.
  • Missile attack on Syria kills Iranians

    Missile attack on Syria kills Iranians

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    It has seen heavy fighting since the early days of the seven-year-old civil war, and IS pushed into the district in 2015. State news agency SANA says the deal also includes allowing some 5,000 people in two northwestern villages besieged by insurgents to move to government-held areas.
  • Amazon Prime Video greenlights second season of American Gods

    Amazon Prime Video greenlights second season of American Gods

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    According to the network, production on the new season began at the Wisconsin roadside attraction, The House on the Rock, which is a quintessential location in Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. What am I doing? "Oh, just hanging out with gods and mortals at the House on the Rock", the author captioned the picture on Twitter. "Why, yes, that is the Biggest Carousel in the World".
  • Nesting season begins on the Suncoast

    Nesting season begins on the Suncoast

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    Three of these sea turtle species nest regularly in Florida, so making sure the newborn turtles are able to reach the ocean helps conserve these species", said McGuire, who coauthored a book on sea turtles for young readers called " One in a Thousand: "Those Amazing Sea Turtles ".
  • Capitals' Wilson Won't Be Suspended For Dumoulin Hit

    Capitals' Wilson Won't Be Suspended For Dumoulin Hit

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    Most importantly, the Capitals continued to build on their lead rather than cling to it. "They're not going to give up and they're not going to give easy play for us". A split in Washington without Evgeni Malkin isn't the worst thing that could have happened for the Penguins to start this series . Center Derick Brassard said the best way to avoid an early deficit is to take care of the puck.
  • White House defends taking records from Trump's former doctor

    White House defends taking records from Trump's former doctor

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    I didn't write that letter", Dr Bornstein told CNN . The letter released by the Trump campaign in December 2015 claimed he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". Bornstein told NBC that Schiller and another "large man" were in his office about 30 minutes and "created a lot of chaos". "Those records were being transferred over to the White House Medical Unit, as requested", Sanders said.
  • Taj Mahal turns green as Supreme Court slams government for not caring

    Taj Mahal turns green as Supreme Court slams government for not caring

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    Two major conglomerates are reportedly in the midst of a bidding war for the Taj Mahal , which was commissioned in 1631 and built over a period of 20 years. Mr Mehta has a reputation as a tireless environmental crusader, and rose to prominence decades ago, when during a case regarding water pollution, he asked the defense counsel to drink a sample of the discoloured water, compelling the court to close five factories.
  • IAEA trashes Israel's claim of Iran N-plan

    IAEA trashes Israel's claim of Iran N-plan

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    Trump gave Britain, France and Germany a May 12 deadline to fix what he views as the deal's flaws - its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile program, the terms by which inspectors visit suspect Iranian sites, and "sunset" clauses under which some of its terms expire - or he will reimpose USA sanctions.
  • Former CJI Lodha says Indian judiciary is in a 'disastrous' state

    Former CJI Lodha says Indian judiciary is in a 'disastrous' state

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    Shourie's book went to press, Justice Shah narrated the author's summary of the sequence of events, underlining that a case that should have ordinarily been heard by the Bombay High Court landed up as a petition in the Supreme Court and was assigned to Justice Arun Mishra's Bench.
  • Bornstein claims Trump dictated the glowing health letter

    Bornstein claims Trump dictated the glowing health letter

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    Despite giving Donald Trump a suspiciously immaculate health report , Dr. Harold Bornstein has apparently drawn the ire (and goons) of the president. The fact that the people who busted into Bornstein's office and took records didn't have a signed HIPPA form is important, he said, as is the fact that they took the original records.
  • Over 80 lbs. of prescription drugs collected in Del

    Over 80 lbs. of prescription drugs collected in Del

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    On average, the Department collects more than 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs annually. Since 2011, Overland Park has collected 18,773 pounds. More than half of those are from heroin and prescription opioids. Officials running the events say they want the drugs off the street. A DE police department reports that National Drug Take Back Day resulted in over 80 pounds of medications being turned in to law enforcement.
  • Kim Jong-Un May Meet President Trump In Panmunjom Near DMZ

    Kim Jong-Un May Meet President Trump In Panmunjom Near DMZ

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    Moon Chung-in said it would be hard to justify the presence of USA forces in South Korea if a peace treaty was signed after the two Koreas agreed at an historic summit last week to put an end to the Korean conflict. But in all these many years since 1953, there has been no peace treaty between North and South, although they are the very same Korean people. "The North's leader appears to adequately understand (that)".
  • Backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

    Backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

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    The Islamists have lost much of the territory they once controlled in Syria and Iraq since declaring a cross-border caliphate there in 2014. Tension has sparked recently between the Russian-backed Syrian army and the US -backed SDF in Deir al-Zour when the army took some areas from the SDF and was later retrieved by this Kurdish-led group.
  • Protesters Flee Police During May Day Protests in Paris

    Protesters Flee Police During May Day Protests in Paris

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    At least 276 people were arrested following violent clashes at May Day protests in Paris , France. "We have been able to arrest 200 individuals stranded on Buffon street", Paris Police chief Michel Delpuech told reporters on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
  • Pepperdine Waves Women's Tennis host NCAA First and Second Rounds

    Pepperdine Waves Women's Tennis host NCAA First and Second Rounds

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    NMU is one of just three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams to reach the super regional, joining Grand Valley State University and Wayne State University. The winners of both matches will meet in the Round of 32 on May 12. This is the fifth consecutive year the Penguins have advanced to the NCAA Regional while the Gators have been to 31 straight NCAA Tournaments.