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The committee co-chaired by Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said the first 30 days of the initiative, which expired yesterday, has borne fruit with a lot happening behind the scenes. "The Constitution is clear that a deputy governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen". The announcement was made on Wednesday night, hours after the self-styled general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) cancelled his trip to the country after the government declined to ...
  • Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor's decision

    Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor's decision

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    Minutes before a joint delegation from the Congress and JD (S ) reached the residence of Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government in Karnataka , the BJP on Wednesday made some startling allegations. The BJP requires the support of at least eight legislators to cross the revised half-way mark of 111 MLAs as JD (S) leader H.D.Kumaraswamy, who successfully contested from two seats, will have to vacate one of them.
  • Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey denies gay accusation

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey denies gay accusation

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    A spokesman from Ivey's office responded to Todd's allegation as "a disgusting lie". It's a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid left wing liberal political operative. "This bill is not about discrimination, but instead protects the ability of religious agencies to place vulnerable children in a permanent home", she said in a statement.
  • Woman killed in pit bull attack; pet owner arrested

    Woman killed in pit bull attack; pet owner arrested

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    A 23-year-old San Francisco woman also got bit in her right hand. She collected people's cans to donate money to her church, so she roamed the neighborhood nearly every day. Those charges are Dog at Large, and Vicious Animal. Three of the bite victims were taken to a hospital for further treatment, police said, and Bloom was taken to a veterinarian.
  • As Italy Seeks to Form a Government, Leaked Documents Stir Anxiety

    As Italy Seeks to Form a Government, Leaked Documents Stir Anxiety

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    The League and 5-Star have held a week of talks aimed at putting together a coalition government and ending more than 10 weeks of political stalemate following an inconclusive election on March 4. "If the market continues to trade off US yields and diverging economic data between the USA and European Union, it's hard to argue against the current direction in yields or the dollar", Stephen Innes, head of trading in Asia-Pacific for Oanda in Singapore, said in a note.
  • Citing Karnataka example, Congress to stake claim to form government in Goa

    Citing Karnataka example, Congress to stake claim to form government in Goa

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    Meanwhile, former deputy chief minister of Bihar and leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav also said that he will meet the Governor. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party was invited by the Karnataka Governor to form the government on grounds that it was the single largest party, then then RJD also had the right to form the government.
  • France's FM slams 'unacceptable' U.S. sanctions on Iran

    France's FM slams 'unacceptable' U.S. sanctions on Iran

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    For her part, Sahra Wagenknecht, president of the opposition Left Party (Die Linke), supported Merkel's position on the JCPOA and said that 'we have demanded a more autonomous and independent policy from the United States, and we are happy that we are no longer alone on that position'.
  • Woman Mauled To Death By Pack Of Small Dogs, Police Investigating

    Woman Mauled To Death By Pack Of Small Dogs, Police Investigating

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    The attack occurred on a rural road near the town of Ardmore , in the southern part of the state. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victims", he added. "If there was any possible issue of them biting someone else then it would've been (done) but the dogs are deceased as well as the victim so there's just no reason to go spend the thousands and thousands of dollars", Dinwiddie said.
  • Hear Jay Rock's triumphant new single

    Hear Jay Rock's triumphant new single "Win"

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    The cover art for the new single shows Rock in a white tanktop with Olympic medals around his neck sitting on the Olympic Podium's number 1 spot with a slew of trophies flooding the backdrop. "I just had a minor little setback", Rock said. This next album will be the TDE OG's third solo album. Yes, we get excited about this street music over here at VIBE .
  • Five killed, one injured after shooting at North Texas home

    Five killed, one injured after shooting at North Texas home

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    Officials said a man shot dead his three children, his ex-wife's current boyfriend and also shot his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself. In her Facebook post, Simpson said she had been shot and was likely facing more surgeries. The Ponder Independent School District said it was placed on "heightened alert", but the area was later determined to be secure. He stated that he didn't know her precise situation, however that he didn't consider that her accidents had been life-threatening.
  • Ram Madhav Heads Hyper BJP Leaders Against TDP

    Ram Madhav Heads Hyper BJP Leaders Against TDP

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    In Hubli-Dharward Central Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar was leading by over 21,000 votes, but in view of certain mismatch in the numbers between EVM and VVPAT machine the result had not been announced following a complaint by the Congress candidate Dr Mahesh Nalwad.
  • United Kingdom pledges 400 million pounds to remove cladding after tower fire

    United Kingdom pledges 400 million pounds to remove cladding after tower fire

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    The report comes in the wake of the deadly fire at the west London tower block in last June, which killed 72 people. Industry to lead strengthening competence of those involved in building work and to establish an oversight body. But responding to criticism of her report, she said she was open to seeing combustible cladding banned in the future. "It is clear from Grenfell and from the other tests that have been done that despite the guidance now saying that, people were putting other ...
  • Cauvery: SC reserves order on Centre's draft scheme

    Cauvery: SC reserves order on Centre's draft scheme

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    It suggested amendments to the Centre's proposed scheme particularly to the provision that allows for the Centre to have the final say, if the orders of the proposed Cauvery River Board or Authority were not complied with by any of the basin states that include Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.
  • Assad govt. retakes rebel-held central Syria

    Assad govt. retakes rebel-held central Syria

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    Activists said the deployment began in smaller villages in northern Homs, but it was not clear when it would begin in larger towns such as Houla, in northern Homs province. Government and allied forces have nearly finished retaking areas around the capital Damascus that had been held by extremist groups for years. Hundreds of people gathered in the centre of the town of Talbiseh in Homs province to welcome the return of government security forces and attend a flag-raising ceremony on the ...
  • Hertfordshire-based Mothercare confirms plans to close 50 stores

    Hertfordshire-based Mothercare confirms plans to close 50 stores

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    It will have just 78 by 2020, down to 72 two years after that. Mark Newton Jones, who was sacked as chief executive last month, is to return to his job. Earlier this year, toy store chain Toys R Us collapsed into administration, as did electronics retailer Maplin. No specific details have been revealed as to stores facing closure.
  • Penn State vs. Pittsburgh gets prime-time treatment

    Penn State vs. Pittsburgh gets prime-time treatment

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    There is also some shared parking that would be affected by the two events. The Nittany Lions announced Wednesday that their visit to their arch-rivals in Pittsburgh on September 8 will kick off at 8 p.m. Penn State will play at least one regular season night game for the 19th consecutive season. Penn State's last football game in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future will be in prime time.
  • IEA: Iran, Venezuela may cause oil market turmoil

    IEA: Iran, Venezuela may cause oil market turmoil

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    U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $71.03 a barrel, down 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement. On average over the past month crude oil imports averaged about 8.0 million barrels per day, 4.3% less than the same month a year ago.
  • Irate Woman Detained After Throwing Feces At Tim Hortons Staff In Langley

    Irate Woman Detained After Throwing Feces At Tim Hortons Staff In Langley

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    The incident took place at about 6:15 p.m.at the Douglas Crescent Tim Hortons in downtown Langley City. The customer got into an argument with staff, who asked her to leave the premises. While the video has no sound, it shows the woman confronting the cashier and getting more and more irate. The unnamed woman was arrested shortly after the dirty protest at a Tim Hortons restaurant, a coffee and fast-food chain in Canada.
  • Study finds mainstream pop music keeps getting sadder

    Study finds mainstream pop music keeps getting sadder

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    Researchers found that the frequency of male pop singers in the last 30 years has decreased. The study of lyrics concur that positive emotions are on a decline, and indicators of loneliness and social isolation are on the rise. "Among the 2014 songs with low happiness were " Stay With Me " by Sam Smith , "Whispers" by Passenger and 'Unmissable" by Gorgon City . The study also concluded that dance and pop have been the most successful genres, while there has been a noted "downward ...
  • Warren cyclists ride for a special cause

    Warren cyclists ride for a special cause

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    Police led the way as more than 100 riders participated in a "Ride of Silence" to remember fellow cyclists killed or injured in crashes. Jay Wonders, an event organizer, said beside his son Garrett - a Warren native who was a Naval officer and nuclear engineer - other local people who have died on bicycles include Greg Snyder, Emil Manus, Larry Furniss and Greg Dunn.
  • Coastal Awards rank Welsh beaches among the best in the world

    Coastal Awards rank Welsh beaches among the best in the world

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    Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled the 91 sites across the country that have met the high standards needed to receive the prestigious Blue Flag, Green Coast Award and Seaside Award - a total of 149 awards for Wales. Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy, Coun Steve Kirk, said: "We are delighted to have retained the Blue Flags at all our beaches". Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: "Blue Flag leads the fight back for the Blue Planet".
  • Riot Erupts At Venezuela Detention Centre Where Activists, Utah Man Jailed

    Riot Erupts At Venezuela Detention Centre Where Activists, Utah Man Jailed

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    In two brief movies shot on a cellphone and posted Wednesday on his Fb web page, Joshua Holt stated his life was threatened throughout a disturbance by inmates who embody President Nicolas Maduro's prime opponents. The political prisoners have peacefully taken control of it. None of the prisoners' claims could be verified by The Associated Press. The Holt family released a statement through Trujillo, saying they were both "deeply troubled and concerned" about the riots.
  • Carillion board blasted in MPs report

    Carillion board blasted in MPs report

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    Work and pensions committee chair Frank Field said Carillion's collapse was "a disgraceful example of how much of our capitalism is allowed to operate, waved through by a cosy club of auditors, conflicted at every turn". "The sorry saga of Carillion is further evidence that the Big Four accountancy firms are prioritising their own profits ahead of good governance at the companies they are supposed to be putting under the microscope".
  • California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs

    California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs

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    He believes the legislature will be able to reinstate the law with any changes the court believes to be necessary. The suit was brought by the Life Legal Defense Foundation [advocacy website], a Christian legal organization that opposes abortion and assisted suicide.
  • Kangaroo found hopping along South Carolina highway

    Kangaroo found hopping along South Carolina highway

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    Deputies say it escaped from a nearby animal sanctuary known as Melrose Farms, early Tuesday morning. The kangaroo was later corralled by its owner and is safe back in its pen. The Sheriff's office and the owner are aware that. "I thought dispatch was joking", wrote the police officer tasked with finding and rescuing the kangaroo".
  • Was Kerala Tourism tweet a signal from CPI(M) to Congress-JD(S)?

    Was Kerala Tourism tweet a signal from CPI(M) to Congress-JD(S)?

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    The average assets per lawmaker in the state stands at almost Rs 35 crores, that's Rs 11 crores more than that of legislators who were elected in the last assembly polls in 2013. But the tweet was even liked by Union and state ministers and the department had no plans to withdraw it, he said. "Among those elected are mining barons and contractors, what kind of governance can be expected of them?" he added.
  • Karnataka victory: BJP Chandigarh organises celebrations

    Karnataka victory: BJP Chandigarh organises celebrations

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    When contacted, BJP spokesman here said it was too early for Mr Shah to take a plunge in poll campaign in MP since the assembly elections in the state were still six months away. We also have similar dream to win on 18 seats during next assembly election. On historic victory in Karnataka, Bharatiya Janata Party Chandigarh unit organised a celebration programme at Kamalam and hundreds of party activists participated in this programme.
  • USA hits Hezbollah top brass with new sanctions

    USA hits Hezbollah top brass with new sanctions

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    The measures were imposed jointly by Washington and its partners in the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC), which includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, it said. "By targeting Hezballah's Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called "Political Wing" and Hezballah's global terrorist plotting", Mnuchin added in the statement .
  • Man threatens to call ICE on Spanish-speaking workers in NYC

    Man threatens to call ICE on Spanish-speaking workers in NYC

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    The video showing a white man berating staff at the Fresh Kitchen restaurant in Midtown Manhattan was posted to Facebook Tuesday and has been viewed almost 3.5 million times. "Take a break from the food", the man says before walking away, to which the woman responds, "Maybe you should get hit by a vehicle, you piece of [expletive]!" The 54-second clip has since been viewed over one million times.
  • Collegium defers its decision on Justice Joseph

    Collegium defers its decision on Justice Joseph

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    The CJI has not indicated any date for the next hearing. The Centre had said Justice Joseph's "comparatively small" parent High Court of Kerala was already "adequately represented" in the apex court and among High Court Chief Justices. The government had also flagged the issue of non-representation of SC/ST judges in the apex court. But it has chose to do so only while recommending - presumably on May 16 - the elevation of other chief justices of high courts, who may be in the zone of ...
  • Signals from Technical Perspective - Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ: VOD)

    Signals from Technical Perspective - Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ: VOD)

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    Technical Analysis of TransEnterix, Inc .: ATR stands at 0.16 while a Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.16. Sold All: 2 Reduced: 7 Increased: 9 New Position: 4. Liberum Capital maintained TT Electronics plc (LON:TTG) on Thursday, May 10 with "Buy" rating . On Tuesday, May 15 the firm has "Add" rating by Peel Hunt given.
  • California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump

    California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump

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    President Trump plans to throw more barbs at California on Wednesday afternoon, joined this time at the White House by like-minded officials brought from the state he loves to lambaste as lawless and "out of control". Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan; and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.). "We're gonna take care of them, we're gonna get it done", he said.
  • Venezuela Reactivates Kellogg Plant After Company Pullout

    Venezuela Reactivates Kellogg Plant After Company Pullout

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    At least one other US company had already threatened legal proceedings against the country when Venezuela took control of a plant once belonging to Kimberly-Clark and began making personal hygiene products. It follows similar moves by General Mills, Kimberley-Clark and Havest Natural Resources, among others. Socialist Maduro has taken over the factories of some companies that have left the country.
  • Oregon's Primary Election Is Today

    Oregon's Primary Election Is Today

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    The deadline to vote in the primary election is tonight at 8 p.m. The Special Notice below provides further information. He received a total of 1,075 votes (68.43 percent) over Bill Klisavage's 496 votes in the May 8 Primary Election. Voters are required to present a form of acceptable photo identification when voting in person. WHY SHOULD I VOTE IN THE PRIMARY: Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November 6 General Election Ballot.
  • Mom accused in Fairfield child abuse case in court today

    Mom accused in Fairfield child abuse case in court today

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    The allegations were part of prosecutors' attempt to have the children's mother Ina Rogers' bail increased after she was charged with nine counts of felony child abuse on Wednesday. The children, authorities said, were home-schooled. She said her daughter failed to get on the school bus on her first day of kindergarten and was later found talking to a stranger and his dog at the school, she said.
  • White House calls deaths in Gaza 'propaganda' by Hamas

    White House calls deaths in Gaza 'propaganda' by Hamas

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    Shah's remarks echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's insistence that Hamas was exclusively culpable for the violence. The latest violence between these two rivals followed the United States opening of a controversial embassy in Jerusalem.
  • We have proof of Mavcom cancellation: AirAsia

    We have proof of Mavcom cancellation: AirAsia

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    In the video, Fernandes apologised for his actions, saying he thought his actions "would appease the government", which he accused of pressuring him over AirAsia's decision to provide extra flights for Malaysians overseas to fly back home to vote.
  • Live music and entertainment announced for crowds at Royal Wedding

    Live music and entertainment announced for crowds at Royal Wedding

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    A woman clutching a blue sleeping bag is seen talking to police at first before she quickly moves on clutching her possessions. Mr Dudley later defended the comments , saying he was referring "to anti-social behaviour not homelessness", and did not apologise, despite criticism from the Prime Minister.