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Left-winger claims Ecuador presidential poll win, but rival alleges 'fraud'

Official results still being counted showed Moreno ahead by two points with 94 percent of voting acts counted. "We won't cross our arms and stand by", he said on Twitter . The National Electoral Council declared Moreno the victor by 51 percent, just minutes after another organization had said the race was a technical tie with both candidates being within 0.6 percentage points of each other.

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3 for dog attacks on mail carriers in 2016; Akron 28th

DeCarlo provided a list of tips for dog owners to help make the environment safer for postal workers. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors. "It's always on your mind as a carrier, 'Is there a dog in the area and is it a threat?'" said Solomon. Varnado says many times, the carrier will put a note in the box to let the resident know they have a package for them at the post office, if they think they might encounter a dog on the property.

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Gas prices rise after US airstrike

Germany's DAX 30 index fell 0.5% to 12,170.62, and France's CAC 40 lost 0.3% at 5,105.09. "With (the) credit market once again fully open to them (US shale operators) risk to activity remains skewed to the upside". "It could get ugly, and markets could jump quickly". Yields on 10-year Treasury debt fell as much as five basis points to 2.29 percent, briefly breaking a significant chart barrier at 2.30 percent for the first time this year.

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Wonga 'urgently investigating' possible data breach affecting customers

British lender Wonga has warned customers in Britain and Poland that their personal data may have been stolen in the latest major corporate security breach. Wonga's losses have totalled almost £120m in the last two years. Where we find this has not happened, we can investigate and may take enforcement action.

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Hoffman's birdie at turn gives him Masters lead

Spieth is tied for 10th along with Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. The popular Garcia, who broke onto the scene as a teen 18 years ago, had always been considered the top golfer in the world without a major victory. His four-shot lead was gone in 11 holes, and he steadied himself the rest of the way to limit the damage to a 75. "But this is definitely a different position now".

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Indianapolis amongst top cities for dog attacks on postal workers

It said if a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to a front door, place the dog in a separate room. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to get at carriers. Remind children that they must keep the family pooch secured. For instance, the agency now has an area in its Package Pickup application that allows customers to indicate if there are dogs at their address when package pickups are scheduled.

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USA threatens more pressure on Syria after missile strikes

Alexei Arbatov, director of the Center of International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow, told VOA's Russian service that while the USA missile strike in Syria complicates U.S. Safronkov, the Russian diplomat, said he'd been "very frank" in consultations with US officials. The evacuation is taking place in phases, with Russian oversight on the ground.

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Tillerson - Syria strike a message to others, including North Korea

It was further fuelled by comments from US President Donald Trump's top aides on the weekend. Ben Cardin of Maryland says the administration hasn't been clear on next steps and whether it would escalate a US response if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) continues his assault on rebel forces with conventional weapons.

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No fly for wearing leggings

If you ask us, flying any airline means comfort. Another passenger aboard the flight tweeted United about the incident. "They were not compliant with the dress policy with the benefit". He said that regular passengers could wear leggings or yoga trousers and they would not be denied when they boarded. These passengers apparently therefore represent the company and are required to dress in a certain way, prohibiting Lycra and spandex leggings, tattered or ripped jeans, midriff shirts, ...

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Trump's attack on Syria aids 'terrorists,' Iranian president charges

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Government had been in "close contact" with the USA administration in the run-up to the strike. But in 2013, he too opposes Obama's proposal to attack Syria, saying, "I believe the President's proposed military strike in Syria can not achieve its stated objectives".

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Governor lifts drought emergency, accents conservation

The five-year drought won't just be remembered for its stubborn severity. General Manager Paul Heliker says he's happy the governor finally declared the drought emergency over. The Drought State of Emergency has been lifted for most of California. The 2014 emergency order had required residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record.

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After Trump-Xi meeting, bilateral relationship back on track

He even listed the best books on China he had read during the interview, which included Henry Kissinger's "On China", biographies of major Chinese leaders and works on China's foreign policy goals in regions like Africa. There are still many question marks about bilateral relations. In addition, it put forward its position on the South China Sea issue. This demonstrated that the more rocky issues between the two countries are still present and these issues will necessitate a new form of ...

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Gov. Brown declares drought officially over

Brown's order maintains numerous conservation practices put in place in 2015 , including mandatory reports on water usage, restrictions on using nonrecirculated water in fountains and bans on watering lawns within 48 hours of significant rainfall.

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Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, N Korea

Pyongyang continues to be a thorn in the side of the USA and its regional allies, and North Korea remains unrepentant, refusing to modify its nuclear weapons program or come to the negotiating table. "We feel the increased presence is necessary", the official said. It has conducted five nuclear tests, two since the beginning of previous year, and scores of missile tests.

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US Navy gets ready to strike North Korea

National Security Adviser H.R. McMasters and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both used the phrase on Sunday morning news shows. North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test or something similar could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea's founding president and celebrated annually as "the Day of the Sun".

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Microsoft is selling its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's mobile chief, DJ Koh, introduces the Samsung Galaxy S8.APMicrosoft's dream of Windows conquering the smartphone market has all but fizzled . It is the front camera that will interest you. Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to create a special S8 version that has Microsoft's apps installed, including Office and Cortana.

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Comcast, Verizon, AT&T reassure users about browsing data

On March 23, the Republican-controlled Senate voted strictly along party lines in favor of the bill to kill the FCC regulations. The Obama-backed rules - which would have taken effect later this year - would have banned Internet providers from collecting, storing, sharing and selling certain types of customer information without user consent.

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Davis Cup: Australia clinches quarterfinal win over US

After a similar lull in the third set, he fought back from 4-1 down to close the match and the quarter-final 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4. Nick Kyrgios put Australia into the Davis Cup semi-finals on Sunday with an emphatic straight-sets win over America's Sam Querrey in the first reverse singles rubber.

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Krispy Kreme Owner To Buy Panera Bread In $7.5 Billion Deal

The salad-and-sandwich chain said on Wednesday it will be acquired by JAB for $315 per share in cash in a transaction valued at about $7.5 billion. JAB is controlled by a family of German billionaires, and has now spent nearly $25 billion buying up major American food and drink brands in a five-year shopping spree.

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What you should know about North Korea's latest missile test

February 2013: North Korea carries out third nuclear test. Ultimately, it's in the best interests of the countries in the region-particularly South Korea, Japan, and China-to work together to guarantee regional security. As the leaders of China and the United States sit down for a summit on Thursday, North Korea has made sure it also has something on the negotiating table: A nuclear-tipped bargaining chip.

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China ready for 'action' on N. Korea: Tillerson

When conducting nuclear and missiles tests in recent years, it has cited what it calls increasing USA military threats. The US military said on Tuesday that nuclear-armed North Korea had fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan but that it did not represent a threat to North America.

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Greece Agrees Basic Terms To Unlock Delayed Bailout

One percent will come from cuts in the highest pensions by 2019 and the other percent will mainly come from an increase in the income tax threshold. "We have achieved significant progress since the last meeting", Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said at a press conference after a meeting in Malta's capital.

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Man arrested after Brownsville, Brooklyn crash that killed rollerblader, injured 5 others

Police have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Saturday night. The accident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m.at Pitkin Avenue and Powell Street in Brownsville. The police spokesperson said that the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the incident. Police say an in-line skater was killed and five people were injured when a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle in Brooklyn.

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Street racing led to fatal crash on I-95, State Police say

The crash closed three lanes on the northbound side for hours. According to Massachusetts State Police , 911 dispatchers had gotten numerous reports of street racing along the interstate shortly before 10 p.m. "The other victims were taken to area hospitals with a range of injuries that are not believed to be life threatening", Geiger said. Police are saying three cars were involved in the crash.

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Hasina requests Modi to facilitate cross-border power cooperation with Nepal

The Bangladesh PM met the families of all the soldiers who had lost their life fighting for Bangladesh's liberation. Since water is a state subject, the Centre can not do much about Teesta so long as Mamata Banerjee does not play ball. Referring to the elusive Teesta water-sharing issue, he said: "I firmly believe that it is only my government and your excellency, Sheikh Hasina , your government that can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing".

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Delta Cancels 275 Flights as Storm Woes Linger at Atlanta Hub

Delta's chief operating officer said Thursday evening that Delta's recovery from storms this week has not been ideal, and he apologized to those who have been affected. At PDX, only a few flights were canceled as of 10 a.m. Friday. Stranded in Nashville diversion for 2+ hours now on DL1603 but our flight crew bought us pizza Thank you @Delta! They were again rescheduled for a Monday flight, but Wayne Curry's diabetes medicine was due to run out before then.

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Assad could see US strike as just a 'slap on the wrist'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had earlier waded into the growing tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. over the Middle East by saying the USA had used "flagrant aggression on Syria". In a separate phone call with Mr Assad, Mr Rouhani stressed Iran's support for the Syrian state in "its war against terrorism". "Your turn will come too".

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Park arrested, jailed over corruption allegations

Dozens of her supporters rallied outside the detention center Friday, some of them crying and bowing toward the facility while vowing to "protect" her. Lee, also detained since February , has pleaded not guilty, claiming that he was forced by Park to provide 43.3 billion won ($38.6 million) to organizations set up by Choi and her family, with no expectations in mind.

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H.R. McMaster: Russia 'part of the problem' in supporting Assad

Trump officials on April 7 signaled new sanctions would soon follow the missile attack earlier in the day, and that the Pentagon was even looking into whether Russian Federation had a role in the chemical-weapons attack that prompted Washington to launch 59 cruise missiles in its first-ever assault against Assad's regime.

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Arun Jaitley Introduces Four GST Bills In Lok Sabha For Consideration

It is estimated that rolling out of the GST can add up to 2 percent to India's economic growth. The S-GST has been prepared as a model of the central GST, with each state incorporating state-specific exemptions. Initiating the discussion, Congress leader M Veerappa Moily criticised the government's move and said the GST bill can not be termed as a game-changer, alleging that the new legislation will lead to tax distortion between the state and central tax administration.

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Xi Jinping and Donald Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation

That could indicate that the relationship between the two countries remains stable, despite Trump's fiery accusations during his campaign, and afterward, that China has stolen USA manufacturing jobs. Xi reciprocated Trump's warm words, saying the summit had "uniquely important significance" and thanking Trump for a warm reception. Later Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US and China "agreed to increase cooperation and work with the global community to convince the DPRK to ...

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American UN ambassador steps up rhetoric on Russian Federation over Syria

The U.S. military on late Thursday fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at western Syria's Shayrat Air Base, believed to be the launch pad for Assad's latest chemical attack that killed at least 87 civilians on Tuesday. He did not rule out additional strikes if Assad continued to engage in atrocities against rebel forces with either chemical or conventional weapons. "We are prepared to do more".

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Leon homers to end Boston's 3-0, 12-inning win over Pirates

The play that we can without him he'd be here six than game whiny at third last night but nobody was having last night. Pirates starter Jamison Tallion also did not give up any runs in seven innings of work. The other four dates would have put one of the two in violation of MLB's rule that prohibits a team from playing more than 19 games in a row. Jameson Taillon looked like the real deal previous year during his rookie season, gaining enough confidence from Pirates management that they ...

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Vucic wins Serbian presidential elections with 55.13%

The former President of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic , got just under 6%, while the ultra-nationalist Voijslav Seselj merely 4,5%. "As the two leaders, who were elected during their tenure as prime ministers, I fully believe we will work together to further strengthen our current friendly relations and cooperation, especially in economy", the Turkish president has been quoted as saying.

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Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes

House, called al-Assad's actions a "crime against humanity and a clear violation of global law". Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have since called on Trump to seek congressional approval before future military action. While Bernie Sanders has not outright condemned the strike in Syria, Bustle reported that he is "deeply concerned" about what lies ahead for the United States and has suggested that starting another war in the Middle East is something that could have very grave ...


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