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Kiev points at Moscow after Kremlin critic gunned down

Denis Voronenkov and his bodyguard were attacked as they left the Premier Palace hotel in the centre of the city, reports said. His bodyguard, who was injured in the attack, fired back at the shooter. While in Kiev , Voronenkov was openly critical of President Vladimir Putin and other pro-Russian leaders. Ilya Ponomarev, another former Russian MP who fled the country, said Voronenkov was on his way to a meeting with him when he was killed.

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Commander says U.S. may have played role in Mosul deaths

General Joseph Votel told a congressional committee that 490 Iraqi security personnel have been killed and more than 3,000 wounded in the battle for east Mosul , while 284 have been killed and more than 1,600 wounded in fighting for the west.

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Bill O'Reilly, ex Fox chief hit with more sexual allegations

O'Reilly, who has been the top-rated host in cable news for 15 consecutive years, was the subject of a front-page New York Times article this weekend that detailed sexual harassment claims by five women that resulted in $13 million in payouts from the network and O'Reilly.

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Battle over Trump's Supreme Court nominee is on; vote expected this week

The Republicans, with 48 votes, need 60 votes to prevent the filibuster. In Monday's business meeting at which the vote was taken, Democrats raised issues with the ad campaigns pushing for Gorsuch, while Republicans pointed out similar progressive "dark money" that had been used to advocate for Democratic picks or against Republicans who opposed them.

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Ridley Scott reveals his cruel original ending to Alien

Instead of sending the harpooned Xenomorph out into space and settling in to a deep sleep (above), the enemy alien was, instead, supposed to get the better of Ripley in the end. "It would mimic Captain Dallas [Skerritt] saying, 'I'm signing off'". Movie review: Life A Spider-Man movie without Spider-Man? Coming off the critical and commercial success of The Martian , Ridley Scott is keeping himself busy with an ever-growing slate of films.

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Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Martin McGuinness undertook a remarkable journey during his life and was "relentless" in his pursuit of peace, mourners at his funeral have been told. A piper continued to play as the coffin was carried down the hill, through the former first minister's beloved city. Clinton praised McGuinness as a leader able to grow beyond what he called "a time of rage and resentment" and pursue policies anathema to the IRA.

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More woes for Sears Holdings as it shutters North Charleston Kmart

The end could finally be near for long-struggling Sears and Kmart . A worker sweeps in front of the entrance to the Sears store at Danbury Fair mall on the morning of Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Danbury, Conn. But, while all retailers have seen their sales slow, Sears continues to post industry worst comp store numbers and ongoing losses from continuing operations.

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Gonzaga brings South Carolina's fairytale run to an end in Final Four

With two of the top defensive teams in the nation on the floor, not many expected 81 points between the two from the half. When your on-ball guard is good defensively, your team is good defensively. The Gamecocks allow 64.9 points per game. "We had to figure them out and create, get easy buckets and get into transition", Staley said. "I feel like we'll be fine.

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Carrie Fisher memorial: Where were daughter Billie Lourd and dog Gary?

She said, 'I want to be with Carrie '. The event is taking place at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, and will feature music by Star Wars composer John Williams, as well as an original tribute song by family friend James Blunt.

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Video shows ISIS trying to bait U.S. into killing civilians, military says

The US-led coalition carrying out strikes against IS said it had "probably" played a role in civilian deaths in west Mosul , while the Iraqi government has sought to blame the casualties on the jihadists. "We believe it's less than half now", he said. Iraqi forces have seized back most of the country's second-largest city from the Sunni hardline group in a massive six-month campaign.

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John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged mid-ring at WrestleMania 33

If you gave me an honest answer, you wouldn't remember what you said. I'm so very proud of you. "'Do you know one day I'm going to marry you? ". During an April 2016 episode of Total Divas , Nikki reportedly expressed how she'd love for John to pop the question and put a ring on it.

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United's Leggings Decision Backfires on Social Media

Watts then tweeted that one girl was allowed to board after she put a dress over her clothing while two other girls were still barred from the flight. It insisted the girls were flying on passes that require them to keep to a dress code in return for free or discounted travel. "They wear yoga trousers all of the time when flying", said Watts in an email from aboard her flight.

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Nigerian singer wins The Voice UK

The talented singer performed " Iron Sky " by Paolo Nutini and "Unsteady", his victor song, during the finale. The 21-year-old was appearing on Monday's Good Morning Britain on barely two hours of sleep to chat about the experience, with J-Hud noticeably absent from singing his praises but did leave him a sweet message.

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Why Didn't Trump Want Sally Yates To Testify Before Congress About Russia?

On Monday, without identifying his source, Nunes acknowledged he obtained the information while on White House grounds, an admission Democrats said should force him to at least recuse himself from the committee probe tied to Russian Federation.

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Colorado Dem to oppose Gorsuch filibuster

If Republicans end up having to pull the nuclear trigger this week, it will only be because Democrats forced their hand. We're not going to have a tradition of the senate where they get their judges and President Trump can't get his. Under current rules, Supreme Court nominees need at least 60 votes to end debate and hold a vote on their confirmation. She announced her opposition to the nominee.

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Mom abandoned infant in yard overnight after drugs 'made her paranoid'

According to Lakewood Police Lieutenant Chris Lawler, a patient at St. Clare Hospital identified herself as the baby's mother after seeing media coverage. Officers and fire personnel responded to the scene where they found the boy "a little cold, but otherwise in good health", the release stated. He was taken to a local hospital be the checked over more thoroughly, and then transported to Child Protective Services, where he remains.

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Beauty and the Beast 2017: Guess how much Emma Watson was paid?

The film studio has already proven itself a beast when it comes to transforming beloved animated classics into live-action event films, beginning with " Alice in Wonderland " and followed by " Maleficent ", Cinderella and " The Jungle Book ", but " Beauty " sets a new bar.

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Poop-flinging John Ball Zoo chimpanzee has a history

A chimpanzee is now a viral video star after causing a little mischief with its own fecal matter. He flicks his arm at the crowd as he tosses his feces right at them. And I can't believe I got it on video. "Just watch... Feel free to share #ItGotGrandma", Vargo posted on Facebook with the video . The video, which was also posted on YouTube Sunday, has more than 250,000 views.

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Miranda Lambert, Backstreet Boys Lead Most Memorable ACM Awards Performances

Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Keith Urban perform onstage at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chances are Urban won't need the luck his daughters have so adorably sent his way for the ACM Awards. Morris won new female vocalist of the year, Pardi was named new male vocalist , and Brothers Osborne picked up both vocal duo of the year and new vocal duo or group of the year.

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Bob Dylan collects his Nobel Prize

Then began the hemming and hawing about how (or whether) Dylan would accept the award in person (or at all). And you know, Dylan didn't apply for the Nobel Prize. He has said he will not give his Nobel lecture this weekend but a recorded version of it will be sent later. Fittingly, Dylan did not comment on receiving the Nobel at his concert a few hours later, and all media was banned from attending the ceremony.

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Star Trek: Discovery Main Character Named Michael Burnham

Typically, we've had that with Kirk, Picard, Janeway, and others over the course of the series - this show is offering something different and with a different perspective, which could be in part what makes it interesting. In the process, she almost ate Negan's face, but he was rescued by his loyal number-two, Simon (Steven Ogg). Barring the above Tweet, CBS is keeping things under lock and key for the time being, so it'll be some time yet before the network offers up some context to Sonequa ...

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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds remembered in public memorial service

He called it a show, saying his mother hated to attend memorials. Comedian Dan Aykroyd, who was once engaged to Fisher, and actor Griffin Dunne, her close friend, paid tribute to the actress best known as Star Wars Princess Leia, who later found success through her satirical writing skills in literature, film and on Broadway.

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Winter is here: 'Game of Thrones' releases season 7 teaser

Speculation is rife. No one knows quite what to believe. Jon Snow, played by actor Kit Harrington , is shown wearing a new gold brooch not seen on the character before, which could be a reference to his new role as lord of Winterfell. And one thing is sure, it will be well. And based on the events of last season, Jon's clearly going to be at the forefront of it. It's looking increasingly likely.

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Blac Chyna loses petition to trademark Kardashian name

Blac Chyna has made it clear she is back on with estranged fiance Rob Kardashian. Nearly immediately the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, filed to block Blac's business savvy saying that their company would " suffer irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill if the opposed mark is allowed to register".

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The Hardy Boyz make stunning comeback at WrestleMania 33, win tag titles

Jeff went on to reference his incredible spot during the match where he jumped off the ladder, claiming: "I'm 39 years old and I can still jump off a 14-foot ladder, how cool is that?" Jeff was still in his Cameron North Calona dialect, but Matt's speaking pattern seemed a little bit more Broken than before.

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WWE WrestleMania 33 predictions

Looks like the WWE Universe still has a lot to look forward to from The Viper because Randy Orton has a lot left in the tank. Whether the fans agree or not, WWE genuinely considers going up against a McMahon a great honour and major McMahon matches do tend to deliver, Shane's in particular.

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Virtually Attend Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Memorial

The service inside a 1,200-seat auditorium is also being shown on big screens at the cemetery and live-streamed on the internet. An impromptu memorial created on a blank Hollywood Walk of Fame star by fans of the late actress and author Carrie Fisher, who does not have an official star on the world-famous promenade, is seen in Los Angeles, Dec.

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Remains of ancient pyramid found in Egypt

The new discovery presumably belongs to the reign of the 13 dynasty, which lasted from approximately 1803 BC until approximately 1649 BC. Because of the bent slope of its sides, the pyramid is believed to have been ancient Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid.

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Israeli police kills Palestinian who stabbed 3 in Jerusalem

The demonstration was jointly organized by Standing Together, the left-wing Meretz opposition party and the Arab-dominated Joint List. The two Israelis were lightly wounded and the other has more serious injuries, according to police. " I urge Israel not to take steps such as these, which move us away from our shared goal of peace and security and make it harder to achieve a different relationship between Israel and the Arab world ", Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a ...

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Bob Dylan finally gets his hands on his Nobel literature prize

This led one academy member Per Wastberg, to call Dylan "impolite and arrogant". Swedish TV channel SVT said Academy members confirmed it was handed over to Dylan on Saturday. Dylan accepted his Nobel diploma and medal on Saturday afternoon (April 1) at a hotel next door to the venue where he was performing that night. Then we learned that he wouldn't attend the ceremony, but would send a speech to acknowledge the award.

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Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw pick up early ACM awards

Yes, the Backstreet Boys . The 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards featured a plethora of performances that people were looking forward to from artists such as Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood, but everyone was left talking about one performance - and that was courtesy of Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys .

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Outrage after belated penalty prompted by TV viewer email denies Thompson title

The 22-year-old U.S. Olympian is the third major contender to be hit with a perplexing penalty for a violation of golf's stringent rules in the past year. I didn't expect what happened to Lexi . I didn't expect what happened to Lexi. Such a contentious episode unsurprisingly drew a furious reaction on social media, with Tiger Woods among those to issue public support for Thompson and rail against the seemingly preposterous notion that viewers should be able to call in rulings.

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Flynn's Russian pay went undeclared: White House

Devin Nunes, the House intelligence committee chairman, viewed on White House grounds in mid-March that Nunes said pointed to the possible improper unmasking of Trump transition officials in the course of the Russian Federation probe; Schiff said after viewing them that he disagreed with that conclusion.

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This Girlboss Trailer Is a Real Riot

Though the events of Nasty Gal's bankruptcy shouldn't color the enjoyment of the story too much, it does feel like it's casting a distinct shadow over the proceedings. If you need to set a reminder, the Netflix Original Series " Girlboss " streams globally on April 21. Ditter also directed several episodes of the series, that is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes.

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Gilbert Baker, inventor of gay rights rainbow flag, dies at 65

Tributes have been pouring in for Mr Baker, with screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tweeting: 'Rainbows weep. In 2002, Baker mounted an extensive showing of 180 pieces, at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NY. "A flag really fits that mission, because that's a way of proclaiming your visibility, or saying, 'This is who I am!'" Baker was very active in the community and donated one of the sewing machines used to create the pride flag to the GLBT Historical Society .


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