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Unidentified armed men ambushed the group in the morning near the village of Kibati just north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, said Mambo Kawaya, who heads a group of local civil society organizations. Armed groups are fighting for control of territorial and natural resources in the area. Five rangers and a driver were killed in the park on 9 April.
  • Judges On Re-iterate Justice Joseph's Identify For Elevation

    Judges On Re-iterate Justice Joseph's Identify For Elevation

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    Escalating its conflict with the judiciary, the Modi government last month appointed senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the apex court , while ignoring the recommendation to elevate Joseph. Joseph to Supreme Court. The collegium, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi , Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph , took the decision at a meeting here.
  • Health Investors Aren't Fazed by Early Read on Trump's Drug Plan

    Health Investors Aren't Fazed by Early Read on Trump's Drug Plan

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    According to administration officials the plan will not include a call to Congress to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, a move now prohibited under federal law. President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech on Friday about lowering drug prices. They also expect Trump to sharply criticize foreign governments for paying less than the United States for prescription drugs.
  • Armenian PM Pashinian taps new heads of police, security to fight corruption

    Armenian PM Pashinian taps new heads of police, security to fight corruption

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    On Tuesday, may 8, deputies of the Parliament of Armenia at the meeting of the elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinian for the post of Prime Minister. The country's defense and finance ministers earlier said they would not serve in a new government, which has to be formed within a fortnight of the prime minister's election.
  • 'Sexuality expert' claims 'babies need to give consent' before nappy changes

    'Sexuality expert' claims 'babies need to give consent' before nappy changes

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    Deanne later responded to the backlash in an open letter posted on her Facebook page . I imagine there are ways to foster a culture of consent that are more common-sense, and less susceptible to ridicule. "I hope that all mothers are talking to babies as they handle them - and they do". One in twelve girls will be sexually abused before their sixth birthday.
  • Two Possible School Shootings In Palmdale, California

    Two Possible School Shootings In Palmdale, California

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    Ricky Munoz said: "About a minute later, I get a call from them saying there were gunshots". There are possibly now two shootings in Palmdale, California, one at Highland High School and another at Manzanita Elementary School. Palmdale, a city of about 150,000 people, is in Los Angeles County, about 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. He said police have not yet confirmed whether the reports were true or whether any shots had been fired.
  • Leave.EU fined for breaking electoral law during EU referendum

    Leave.EU fined for breaking electoral law during EU referendum

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    Bob Posner, the Commission's director of political finance and regulation, said:"The level of fine we have imposed has been constrained by the cap on the Commission's fines". "What a shambles, we will see them in court", he told the BBC. But the commission said it found no evidence that controversial tech firm Cambridge Analytica had made donations or provided paid-for services, and its role was limited to "initial scoping work".
  • Voters can cast ballots Saturday for May 22 election

    Voters can cast ballots Saturday for May 22 election

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    That's a smaller gap than in the last several primary elections, but still shows a Republican advantage. And with the votes tallied, women will make up 33 percent of all general election House candidates in those states - a sign that women punched above their weight in the May 8 primaries.
  • Gaza tension as hundreds march towards fence with Israel

    Gaza tension as hundreds march towards fence with Israel

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    And that's when we're expecting to see a lot of violence here in the Gaza Strip, Greater Israel and really throughout the Arab and Muslim world. On May 14, the U.S.is set to open its embassy in Jerusalem, a move strongly opposed by Palestinians.
  • In 1990s redux, EU to consider blocking US sanctions over Iran

    In 1990s redux, EU to consider blocking US sanctions over Iran

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    The absence of American leadership in the world will mean that the Europeans - principally the main powers of the UK, Germany and France - will have to work reluctantly with Russian Federation and China to uphold the agreement. Australia, by the way, also opposed scrapping the deal. He said the US has "every confidence" that economic sanctions the USA plans to reimpose on Iran will force the Islamic Republic to restart negotiations over its nuclear program and other military issues.
  • Merkel Reaffirms Commitment To Iran Nuclear Deal In Call With Rowhani

    Merkel Reaffirms Commitment To Iran Nuclear Deal In Call With Rowhani

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    Merkel said Germany supports the Iran nuclear deal as long as Tehran continues to fulfill its obligations under the accord. Expressing regret for President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the deal, Merkel acknowledged concerns over Iran's ballistic missile programme as well as its influence in Syria and Iraq.
  • Mount Merapi erupts, spews ash 5500 metres into the sky

    Mount Merapi erupts, spews ash 5500 metres into the sky

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    The state-owned aviation agency AirNav also issued a statement saying that the nearest big city to the volcano, Yogyakarta shut the airport because of the threat from the ash. The island nation has of late made headlines for volcano eruption. Not just the tremors, seismologists also said that Mt Agung had inflated in the last few weeks and cracks on it were emitting white smoke that was gradually increasing.
  • Solai Boys School closes after Patel Dam tragedy

    Solai Boys School closes after Patel Dam tragedy

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    The Daily Nation reported that a search and rescue operation was ongoing on Thursday after the walls of Solai's Patel Dam broke around 9pm on Wednesday. DCI boss George Kinoti says he has already commenced the investigations after DPP Noordin Haji directed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to get to the root of the matter.
  • Chhagan Bhujbal suffering from pancreatic ailment, says son Pankaj

    Chhagan Bhujbal suffering from pancreatic ailment, says son Pankaj

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    In a recent editorial of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana , Bhujbal was slammed for his efforts to arrest Balasaheb Thackeray while he was the home minister but it also praised him for his virtues. The former Maharashtra deputy chief minister and his nephew Sameer Bhujbal channelled the ill-gotten money into shell companies, the agency alleged.
  • Another motion of no confidence to be brought against Trollip

    Another motion of no confidence to be brought against Trollip

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    A third bite at the cherry to bring a motion of no confidence against Athol Trollip didn't even get off the ground on Thursday. The debate was previously postponed on two occasions when the council sittings ended abruptly after members of the opposition disrupted the proceedings with continuous interjections.
  • Himanshu Roy, former Mumbai top cop, kills self

    Himanshu Roy, former Mumbai top cop, kills self

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    As per a Times Now report, Roy was battling with a serious illness. His probe led to arrest of Vindu Dara Singh for alleged links to bookies in this spot fixing case. Further details and updates about the suicide are awaited. Roy was serving as ADG in the Maharashtra Police at present. As per the preliminary sources, the Additional Director General of Police (establishment) Maharashtra committed suicide by shooting himself.
  • Rabindranath Tagore Returned Nobel Prize in Protest Against British: Tripura CM

    Rabindranath Tagore Returned Nobel Prize in Protest Against British: Tripura CM

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    Howwever, the fact is that Tagore had never returned the Nobel Prize he won for poetry in 1913. While addressing the event, Deb said that Tagore had given away his Noble Prize award to mark his protest against the British rule. Highlighting the works penned by Tagore, Deb said Tripura could reach great heights if his ideals and thoughts were followed. Then he questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as Miss World in 1997, saying she was "not an Indian beauty like Aishwarya Rai".
  • United States restriction on Pakistani diplomats' travel begins today

    United States restriction on Pakistani diplomats' travel begins today

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    Pakistani authorities have imposed "reciprocal" restrictions on the movement of USA diplomats in the country after Washington took similar measures. The important thing is to have dialogue. Similarly, all mobile phones used by USA diplomats will be biometrically verified while they will have to obtain a government no-objection certificate to shift and use rented houses and to install radio communication at their residences or safehouses.
  • Unnao rape case: Victim demands death for accused BJP MLA

    Unnao rape case: Victim demands death for accused BJP MLA

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    The sexual assault had taken place at Senger's home in UP's Makhi village on June 4 previous year with the help of his female aid, Shashi Singh who guarded his room by standing outside. "From June 11 to 19, the girl was kept mostly in an SUV and repeatedly gang-raped by these three while on the move", the English daily quoted a CBI source as describing the sequence of events eastablished by the agency.
  • BJP sounds confident of ousting Congress from Karnataka

    BJP sounds confident of ousting Congress from Karnataka

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    S. Ugrappa, in the notice, said that Modi and other members of the party, on various occasions had intentionally and maliciously made false and derogatory statements against Siddaramaiah. Modi said, nepotism of the Congress is the singular biggest threat to democratic fabric of India, "When I start tightening the grips on this system (they have fostered), their eco-system starts churning in their stomach".
  • Supreme Court ousts Sereno

    Supreme Court ousts Sereno

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    Let the trial in the Senate sitting as an impeachment court begin. Ms. Sereno has denied wrongdoing. She says the justices who voted to boot her out of the 15-member tribunal seized "the sole responsibility of the Senate, brazenly violated their sworn responsibility to protect the constitution and destroyed the judiciary".
  • Hero's Munjal, Dabur's Burman Win Battle For Hospital Chain Fortis

    Hero's Munjal, Dabur's Burman Win Battle For Hospital Chain Fortis

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    The board recommendation would now go for shareholder's approval and would also require necessary regulatory approvals. IHH Healthcare Managing Director and CEO Tan See Leng claimed that his company's bid offered the highest price and most comprehensive solution and addressed the short term liquidity requirements and long term strategic objectives of Fortis .
  • United States set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N

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    The US Treasury says licenses held by aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran will be revoked after Washington announced its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran President Hassan Rouhani mirrored the sentiment, saying he was happy to do business with the other partnering countries. Separately on Tuesday, US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned European companies that they would face immediate sanctions for new deals with Iran and that they have at ...
  • Smoke rises from Hawaii volcano summit

    Smoke rises from Hawaii volcano summit

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    A new fissure appeared in Lanipuna Gardens on Wednesday, May 9. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. "With that said, we are still in a period of significant potential aftershocks, so there is the possibility of certainly a large felt quake", Neal noted.
  • Driverless Uber software

    Driverless Uber software "chose to ignore pedestrian"

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    Uber has declined to comment on these claims, issuing a statement instead saying that it is cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board, can't comment on the ongoing investigation, and is conducting a "top-to-bottom safety review" of its self-driving vehicle program.
  • Why Roman Reigns Is Feuding With Jinder Mahal

    Why Roman Reigns Is Feuding With Jinder Mahal

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    Dave Meltzer brought this up on Wrestling Observer Radio where he discussed the reason for this unexpected feud. If he keeps his title up to June's Money In The Bank pay-per-view, Lesnar will surpass CM Punk's modern record of 434 consecutive days as champion - but Lesnar's reign has been a far cry from Punk's peak.
  • Sheriff to announce 'recent developments' in mysterious Lindsey Baum case

    Sheriff to announce 'recent developments' in mysterious Lindsey Baum case

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    Scott said he was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation lab a few weeks ago that the remains found by hunters past year were identified as Baum. In 2015, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office sent out an updated missing persons flier for Baum. "There's someone out there who knows who did this and how this happened ...
  • Skeletal remains of foot found in Westport, one mile from Hart Crash

    Skeletal remains of foot found in Westport, one mile from Hart Crash

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    The remains of a human foot were found inside a shoe along the California coast, about one mile north of the Hart family crash site, authorities said Thursday. The Hart family's SUV was discovered at the bottom of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on March 26 after the family left their home in Clark County, Washington.
  • 7 people, including 4 children, shot dead in Australian town

    7 people, including 4 children, shot dead in Australian town

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    They are believed to be victims of a mass shooting, with guns found nearby. WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said at a press conference a short time ago the incident is a tragic event. Police are expected to be at the property for several days while the investigation into this horrific tragedy takes place. Two firearms were recovered outside the property.
  • Fed Up Homeland Security Chief Nearly Resigned After Trump Publicly Berated Her

    Fed Up Homeland Security Chief Nearly Resigned After Trump Publicly Berated Her

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    Ms. Nielsen, who is a protégée of John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has drafted a resignation letter but has not submitted it, according to two of the people. The alleged cause of the president's outburst was what he called Nielsen's failure to shore up the country's borders and stem immigration flows. The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.
  • Overdose deaths were near record high in March

    Overdose deaths were near record high in March

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    The latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service show 161 deaths from overdoses of illicit drugs in March, making it the second-deadliest month on record in the province. The figures for March are 58 per cent higher than February's total of 102 suspected deaths from illicit drugs and 24 per cent higher than the same month previous year.
  • Iran-Nuclear Deal: China Reiterates Committment, Regrets Trump Action

    Iran-Nuclear Deal: China Reiterates Committment, Regrets Trump Action

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    Britain, a signatory to the 2015 deal, said it remained committed, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging Washington "to avoid taking action that would hinder other parties from continuing to make the agreement work". Despite US criticism that the accord does not go far enough in monitoring Iran's nuclear activities, the IAEA points to the fact that its inspectors now spend 3,000 man days per year on the ground in Iran.
  • Ekiti APC: Elders Call For Mass Voting On May 11th

    Ekiti APC: Elders Call For Mass Voting On May 11th

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    But in an interview, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi said the date fixed for the primary election remained sacrosanct. Former National Chairman of the party Chief Bisi Akande, who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said the leaders would advise the party national leadership on the proposed fresh primary in Ekiti.
  • Karnataka polls 2018: Seizure of voter IDs: Corporator arrested

    Karnataka polls 2018: Seizure of voter IDs: Corporator arrested

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    Javedakar, accusing the Congress of "telling lies loudly", said Manjula and Rakesh were "at loggerheads" and that he did not stay in her flat. He alleged she had campaigned for Munirathna Naidu in the last Assembly polls. Talking to reporters, Javadekar said- "This is the philosophy of the Congress.if voters do not vote for you, create fake voters". She further said Rakesh was her nephew and added that they had "no contact due to strain in family ties".
  • Warriors, Rocket NBA series is finally here

    Warriors, Rocket NBA series is finally here

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    Harden is the favorite to win the MVP award as he averaged 30.4 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game with a true shooting percentage of 61.9% during the regular season. They actually took the lead in the third quarter, but when Mitchell limped off the court in the fourth quarter, their fate was sealed. All of the wins by both teams were on the road.
  • Sonam posts first pic with husband Anand after wedding

    Sonam posts first pic with husband Anand after wedding

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    After the wedding, Sonam Kapoor updated her Instagram username, indicating that she had taken the surname of the Delhi-based fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, four years after their engagement in 2014. Madhu Valli, Aarti Khetarpal, and Raika Khan have featured in the song along with Mika Singh . But Anil Kapoor had the time of his life at daughter Sonam's wedding festivities.
  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be ready to blow, scientists say

    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be ready to blow, scientists say

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    The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday the risk will rise if the lava drops below the groundwater level beneath the summit's caldera or craterlike basin. Meanwhile, the geothermal energy conversion plant in the area, Puna Geothermal Venture, PGV, is expediting the removal of hazardous materials it owns offsite and away from the volcanic eruptions at the order of Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim.
  • Canadian Minister Asked to Take Off Turban at US Airport

    Canadian Minister Asked to Take Off Turban at US Airport

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    Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains is a devout Sikh. He said security agents at a Detroit airport were "very insistent and very difficult" when he told them he did not want to remove his turban. He said authorities had never asked him to take his turban off while traveling in the United States before previous year. Bains said he had never had such an experience previously but has since had a similar experience in Antigua while on vacation with his ...
  • Officer who choked former football player during violent arrest is fired

    Officer who choked former football player during violent arrest is fired

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    A video of Desmond Marrow surfaced in April showing Henry County Police officers harshly restraining the former National Football League player during a controversial arrest . In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Marrow said the police chief and DA handled the investigations well. "As we continue this investigation, and if we find mistakes, we will own them", Amerman said.
  • Venezuela suggests PDVSA may be ready to pay $2B award to Conoco

    Venezuela suggests PDVSA may be ready to pay $2B award to Conoco

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    The Dutch Caribbean have been caught up in a legal dispute between the American oil company ConocoPhillips and the government of Venezuela. The U.S. On Bonaire, a portion of the fuel stored at the terminal plans to be released for local use at a power station under a deal struck late on Sunday between acting Governor Curvin George, PDVSA's Bonaire Petroleum Co and Conoco, according to Dutch officials.
  • Rudy Giuliani resigns from law firm over TV appearances

    Rudy Giuliani resigns from law firm over TV appearances

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    In a statement released by the firm, Giuliani said it "is in everyone's best interest that I make it a permanent resignation" so that he could focus on the Russian Federation probe. Trump". Richard Rosenbaum, the firm's executive chairman, said that Giuliani initially planned to play a "limited role, for a short period of time " on Trump's legal team but that the work has turned out to be "all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated".