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BMC Counting is on the way; Who gain and who lose Mumbai?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have broken their alliance for the 2017 polls, after a bitter war of words between the BJP and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. They continue to be troubled allies in the Maharashtra government. The BJP improved its performance from four seats in 2012 to six this time - a clean sweep in T ward.

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7 killed, 17 injured as massive bomb blast hits Lahore

Rescue teams have reached the spot of the incident and the injured people are now being shifted to the general hospital, according to Daily Pakistan news. Injured were immediately rushed to General Hospital Lahore . Security forces cordoned off the area and people were not being allowed to leave or enter.

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Trump rails against media in presser

During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. Mike was doing his job. He was meeting with officials later Thursday. Referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals rule, he said he would "deal with DACA with heart".

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Born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

Two zoo personnel will travel with the panda - along with about 30 kilos (65 pounds) of food - mainly bamboo, but also apples, cooked sweet potatoes and special biscuits. Bao Bao, whose name means "precious" or "treasure", will first go through a month-long quarantine at the Dujiangyan base, the research centre said.

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Russian Federation says Ukraine passport order complies with worldwide law

The report also states that the FBI is investigating the infamous dossier, put together by a former British spy, that claims Cohen met with a Russian representative in Prague during Trump's presidential campaign. The EU, as well as the United States, slapped sanctions on Russian Federation over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March, 2014, and the rebellion in east Ukraine that started the following month.

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Kim Jong-Nam's body targeted in attempted morgue break

Police said he had been in Malaysia about a week, and meant to take a 10:50 a.m. AirAsia flight back to his home in Macau. So far, police have identified a total of eight North Koreans suspected of being linked to the killing. Malaysia has not released the corpse "under the absurd pretext" that it needs a DNA sample from the dead man's family, it said in a lengthy statement that never identified the victim.

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Ahmed Fahour resigns as Australia Post chalks up hefty profit

His seven year tenure at Australia post will see Fahour eligible for a $4.3 million retirement payout in a decade when he turns 60. His resignation has come on a day that Australia Post lifted its profits to $131 million in the half year to December 2016, up from $16 million a year earlier.

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Cressida Dick named first female Commissioner in Met's 188 year history

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who also had a hand in the recruitment process, hailed a "historic day for London ". The first female has been appointed Scotland Yard Commissioner in the force's 188 year history. The Metropolitan Police or Met, as it is commonly known, is the largest police force in Britain, with more than 43,000 employees and an annual budget of over 3 billion pounds ($3.74 billion).

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Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate returned

An iron gate stolen from a Nazi concentration camp has been returned to its original site. The theft of the gate "was one of the worst attacks on the Dachau camp memorial", she said, adding that it remains very important to survivors that authorities continue the investigation into who stole the gate.

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Another record-setting warm day before big storm system brings major changes

After an overnight low around 39 with some patchy fog after 4 a.m., Thursday features patchy fog before noon, a 40 percent chance for rain after noon, mostly cloudy skies, a high near 46 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour turning out of the east in the afternoon.

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Oil price up as Opec promises greater production cuts

In addition, there is also evidence that USA shale oil output is continuing to recover strongly as the oil price remains well above $50 a barrel. While this early data suggests Saudi Arabia is following through on its promised output cuts, it also implies that its primary partner in stabilizing the oil market might not be carrying its share of the workload.

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UP Election : 3rd phase polling for UP ends

During the clash four people got injured including Samajwadi Party candidate Siddhgopal Sahu's son. Other districts where polling is going on amid tight security are Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba , Banda, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, and Fatehpur.

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Adam Lallana set to sign new long-term Liverpool contract

The England midfielder has now penned a new three-year deal with the Merseysiders worth around £110,000-per-week. The club's official website confirmed the news , with the man himself admitting that he feels "very proud and quite humbled" by the faith shown in him by the Merseyside outfit.

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South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

United Nations officials said the country's condition is shocking considering it has plenty of fertile land. " Famine has become a tragic reality in parts of South Sudan and our worst fears have been realized ", said Serge Tissot , the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in South Sudan, in a news release issued jointly with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP ).

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France election: Centrist boost for liberal candidate Macron

She also met Lebanon's President Michel Aoun during her visit. Le Pen plans to ban Muslim headscarves in all public spaces in France . According to a poll conducted by communications firm Elabe for French television station BFMTV and magazine L'Express, Le Pen , who wants to take France out of the European Union, is now polling at 27 percent in the first round vote.

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UK Power Networks prepares for Storm Doris to hit East Anglia

Met Éireann say that more detailed updates will follow in the coming days, you can track them on their website here. Should Johnny Sexton or Paddy Jackson start against France this weekend? A yellow warning of "be aware" is also in place in the Midlands, northern England, Wales and Scotland as Storm Doris makes her way towards the UK.

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GOP senator: Flynn should testify on Russian Federation

Toward the end of the meeting, Collins mentioned that her offices recently fielded thousands of calls on a variety of issues and it was hard for her staff to keep up with the volume. Since the election, the US intelligence community has reportedly confirmed Russia's role in digitally influencing the outcome of the election, as well as having dismissed 35 suspected Russian officials from the U.S.

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Midnight ambush in Kashmir village: 3 troopers, woman killed

Seven soldiers were also injured in the attack. Rebels have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989. The army convoy was returning from an anti-terror operation at Matrigam in Shopian when heavily-armed terrorists attacked it at around 2:30 am.

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Pyongyang looms large in killing as diplomat link emerges

Determining whether poison killed the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving hard for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive. What's the North Korean connection? South Korea said that it is highly likely that North Korea is behind the latest killing, given that Pyongyang has a track record of committing terrorist attacks and inhumane acts.

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BBC to launch dedicated Scottish TV channel

Hall announced the changes to staff in Scotland today and said the channel would create 80 new jobs based in the country. The best way of achieving this is a dedicated channel for Scotland. "It's a channel that will be bold, creative and ambitious, with a brand-new Scotland-edited worldwide news programme at its heart". Mr Mackay says his budget will "protect our NHS with record investment, deliver a living wage for care workers, continue free tuition, expand early years provision, increase ...

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UN Syria envoy says 'not expecting' breakthrough at talks

The sides will discuss governance, timeframe for preparing the constitution and future elections, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday, stressing that this is in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

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Lake Tahoe Braces For Snow, Possible Avalanches

The Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting more than two dozen crashes on Interstate 80 and highways in and around Reno after a winter storm brought snow to the mountains and valleys of northern Nevada. Visit the California Department of Transportation website and Nevada Department of Transportation website for road conditions. A separate warning was also issued Monday morning for "high avalanche danger", pertaining to the Sierra Nevada mountains from Yuba Pass to Ebbetts Pass, and including ...

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Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has ended the search for a replacement for Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser, appointing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to the role Monday. Senior adviser Steve Bannon has asserted his influence by taking a seat on the National Security Council. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes was quick to praise Lt-Gen McMaster's "history of questioning the status quo and infusing fresh thinking and new approaches into military affairs".

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Trains and ferries cancelled after 500lb German bomb found in harbour dredging

The bomb was moved to a safe location and restrictions were lifted before 9am on Wednesday morning. The SC250 bomb - dropped by the German Luftwaffe during World War Two - was found as preparations were being made for a major upgrade of the harbour that will allow new 65,000 tonne Navy aircraft carriers to dock in the city.

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2005 murder suspect refuses to be fingerprinted

A Brooklyn man was charged on Wednesday with the grisly 2005 murder and dismemberment of 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell after investigators linked a bag with the victim's blood on it to the suspect. Gonzalez said the case was investigated by the District Attorney's Forensic Science Unit, which is expanding to include a Cold Case Unit. This time, a full profile was developed and uploaded to the national DNA database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and turned up a match to a man ...

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Pyongyang blames Malaysia for death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother

He famously fell out with his family after attempting to visit Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan, with a fake passport in 2001. He has since lived in virtual exile, mainly in the Chinese territory of Macau. The latest suspect to be arrested has been identified as Ri Jong Chol , 46. Mr Khalid could not confirm whether North Korea's government was behind the death of Mr Kim, the long-estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler, but added: "What is clear is that those involved are North Koreans".

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Michigan Muslims raise concerns about president's travel ban plans

Trump's original order barred citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and refugees from Syria indefinitely. White House adviser Stephen Miller , appeaed on Fox News's "The First 100 Days " with Martha McCallum on Tuesday night, February 21, 2017 to discussion President Trump's new order restricting immigration from terror-prone countries.

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Fed Officials Not Losing Patience Fast Enough to Hike in March

Minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting show that policy makers are clearly puzzled why the US share market has moved to such giddy heights given the huge uncertainty over the US economic outlook. Given their own inability to second-guess what effect Trump's policy changes might have on the United States economic outlook, Fed policy makers seemed to marvel that investors had adopted such an optimistic view of their likely impact.

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Storm Doris to bring strong winds in North Devon

Forecasters have advised that damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies, disruptions to travel networks and flying debris are all likely. The Met Office has urged the public to "be prepared" as Storm Doris is expected to hit with the Midlands and North Wales due to be the worst hit areas.

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Five feared dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Max Quartermain and four USA citizens died when their light plane hit a shopping centre on Tuesday. The plane attempted to circle back and land at Essendon Airport, but crashed into the side of the Essendon DFO shopping centre that borders on the Tullamarine Freeway.

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Dozens of monkeys killed by zoo for 'alien' genes

The Takagoyama Zoo was originally home to 164 snow monkeys, all of were at first believed to be purebred. "We will update our facility and control plans so there won't be a bad impact on wild Japanese monkeys", one of the officials said. The snow monkey, known in Japan as Nihonzaru (Japanese macaque), is brown in colour with a red face, and the mountainous area near the zoo is designated as a wild habitat for them.

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French elections: centrist Bayrou offers alliance with Macron

Ms. Le Pen , who is on a three-day tour of Lebanon to court Franco-Lebanese voters ahead of the French elections, has been outspoken critic of religious coverings in public. Another problem for Macron could arise on Wednesday, if centrist politician Francois Bayrou, who summoned the press in the afternoon, announced a presidential bid.

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Somalia and South Sudan to receive £100 million each in United Kingdom aid

President Kiir said his government had taken "all the necessary steps" with the new U.S President Donald Trump's administration to "end all the destabilizing hands of external actors" in South Sudan affairs. "I've seen first-hand the consequences of the volume of refugees attempting to cross the borders to find safety, and the crisis facing those neighbouring countries as well as those in South Sudan".

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KL demands respect from N Korea, as two more suspects named

A second North Korean suspect, Kim Uk Il, is being protected at the North Korean embassy, Malaysian officials say, The Telegraph reported . "We hope that the Korean embassy will co-operate with us, allow us to interview them and interview them quickly", he said .

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What Others Say: Mr. President, Putin is no friend

On Feb. 16, Trump denied reports that his presidential campaign had contacts with Russian officials throughout 2016. Flynn's deception was notable because it suggested he had something to hide. Trump realizes that the tweets aren't working, but you know what would help his job approval ratings more than tweets, press conferences, and rallies? Flynn resigned on Tuesday - stepping down for having spoken to Russian officials about removing sanctions before Trump entered office as well ...


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