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Determined Shiv Sena and BJP struggle to gain mayoral control

Mumbai: As it put up a sterling performance in civic polls across Maharashtra including the cash-rich BMC, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said BJP's victory resulted from a vote for transparency and demonetisation. "Party workers have been forcing the leadership to pull out". There is definitely a difference between the presidential election and a direct election like the civic polls for it makes the eternal secular-communal debate relevant but if the BJP can join the ...

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Closure of Afghan border illegal: envoy

He said he had also written a letter to the Pakistan Army requesting the reopening these border crossings. Pakistan blamed the attack on militants operating from Afghanistan. "In fact, formal trade and transit crossing points between our two countries, under no circumstances, should have been closed in the first place, both as per Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade and Transit Agreement and also Afghanistan's land-locked country transit right as per global rules", the Afghan envoy said in the ...

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There is no place in American society for anti-Semitism — The Baltimore Sun

In a scripted speech, President Trump said at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday that "anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are frightful, and are painful , and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil ".

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Keith Ellison Loses Tight Race for DNC Chairmanship

Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said many people who confronted him at a town hall earlier this month were outside agitators from other states. Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., is considered a "middle-of-the-road". "Hey, we're here and we're fighting... we're doing things in the Senate that are less conventional", he said.

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Nigel Farage to USA conservatives: 2016 just the start

He said that November 8th will be remembered in the U.S.as the historic day that President Trump was elected, just like June 23rd will be remembered in the U.K.as the day the British people voted to leave the European Union. He ended his speech saying how excited he is "Trump is restoring faith in the democratic process". Past year "the nation-state democracy made a comeback against the globalists".

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Vehicle bomb kills scores near al-Bab in Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the auto bomb had exploded near a security post in the village of Sousian, north of al-bab. The medical charity Ambulanciers Sans Frontieres said 45 people, mostly civilians, had been killed and about 70 others were wounded. FIGHTING CONTINUES Islamic State said in a social media posting that it was behind the attack.

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Visser: Wales game is make or break for Scotland's Six Nations

The teams began the game at Murrayfield with one win and one defeat apiece but Scotland prevailed 29-13 thanks to Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser's tries and Finn Russell's faultless kicking. "I suppose his try against Scotland 12 months ago sums up how he can change games and I'm certain he'll be looking to have a huge influence against Scotland ", added Howley.

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Who'll lead the Democrats nationally? Inslee and Podlodowski at odds

Perez's nomination for Secretary of Labor was divisive: He was confirmed 54-46 on a party-line vote after criticism from Republicans. The votes are in, and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez is the new chair for the Democratic National Committee.

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Suspected Assassin Murdered Kim Jong-Un's Brother For $90

The North's official KCNA news agency said Malaysia bore prime responsibility for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea. Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the young North Korean despot, died February 13 after two women, one from Indonesia and the other from Vietnam, wiped a toxic chemical on his face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

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Kim Jong Nam attack suspect said she was paid $90

VX is a nerve agent with the consistency of motor oil that's deadly even in tiny quantities. Police said one of the alleged attackers had been vomiting in the hours after the attack, but there were no reports that anyone else had been unwell.

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Malaysia may issue warrant for DPRK diplomat over Kim Jong-nam death

The women were then instructed to wash their hands off afterwards. According to the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, the use of a banned chemical weapon on Malaysian soil could have a serious impact on bilateral relations. No next-of-kin have yet come forward. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a performance at the People's Theater in Pyongyang in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, February 23.

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Nigerians Demand End To South Africa Xenophobic Attacks

South Africans had attacked Nigerians and other foreign nationals twice in the last one week. Anti-immigrant violence flares sporadically in South Africa, fuelled by persistent 26 percent unemployment and a belief that African foreigners, some of them illegal immigrants, are taking jobs from locals.

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US Customs and Border Protection to open bids for border wall

In addition to meetings with President Nieto, Mr Tillerson and Mr Kelly are scheduled to meet Mexico's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, national defense and the interior - a reflection of the broad policy areas that could be affected by the change of regime in Washington.

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Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

The vote was characterized as a battle of party establishment, represented by Perez, versus a more insurgent liberal wing of the party, represented by Ellison. Perez served as Labor Secretary from 2013 to 2017 under the second Barack Obama administration. In his time at the microphone, Ellison said the party needs a major shift after a decade of largely losing ground in Washington and the states.

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Hindu organisations hold protest rally over Kerala CM visit

Pinarrayi was speaking to media in Kozhikode. Pinarayi said he would respond to the Sangh Parivar outfits' protest against his visit to the town in neighboring Karnataka later. They are alleging that the CM is involved in political violence against Sangh Parivar activists in his home turf, Kannur. Pinarayi Vijayan's constituency, Dharamadom, has witnessed a large number of politically-motivated murders.

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Venkaiah Naidu slams Chidambaram over Kashmir comments

Naidu said that when a person who held a portfolio of Home Ministry of India says that "Kashmir is almost lost due to Centre's policies" this is unfortunate. The government backed Rawat saying the military had "full freedom" to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations. "Farooq Abdullah after having lost power has changed his tone and tune".

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DNC Chair Candidate Jehmu Greene Wants to Transform the Democratic Party

State party chairman Marcel Groen, who has a vote on the DNC, supports Perez. Ellison told the gathering that "we don't have the luxury to walk out of this room divided". In his first act as DNC leader, Perez appointed Ellison his deputy chair, a move that sought to unify the party and prevent - or, at the least, alleviate - continued infighting.

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Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

He noted, however, that the US official who had attended previous intra-Syrian talks also would be present at this round. Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and upwards of 10 million displaced across the war-torn country, according to the UN.

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How to watch Manchester United vs. Southampton online

Let's try to play the best football, let's train as I always train'". These kind of games make you stronger as a player, make you more prepared for matches where the pressure is so high. The hosts, which have won their last five matches in all competitions , will also be hoping they stretch their winning streak to six games and win their first title for the 2016/17 season.

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Saudi foreign minister in Baghdad on official visit

Jubeir also said that Riyadh was ready to assist Baghdad in maintaining stability in areas already liberated from the terrorists. Al-Jubeir's unusual visit is the first by a Saudi Foreign Minister to Baghdad since 2003 when the USA military invasion and Saddam Hussein's overthrow took place.

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Trump insists on increasing U.S. nuclear arsenal

Donald Trump weighed in again on a topic he tweeted about last December - the condition of the U.S.'s nuclear weapons arsenal. Trump has been under fire over leaks from USA intelligence sources that showed his campaign aides were in contact with Russian officials during the election campaign, and that they had discussed sanctions on Russia put in place by the Obama administration.

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Suspect was paid $90 to attack Kim

Apart from those two women, the police have also arrested a North Korean man and are hunting for another seven in connection with the murder. Authorities said on Saturday they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward.

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Bloomberg Has Cancelled Its White House Correspondents Dinner Afterparty

Even before his announcement, the April 29 dinner seemed on shaky ground. In his first official interaction with the press in the briefing room, Spicer scolded the press corps for reporting on the crowd sizes at Trump's inauguration, saying it was the most watched inauguration in history, without providing any evidence to the claim.

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Suspect says she was paid $124 to apply deadly nerve agent

Malaysian officials found VX in swabs from Kim's face and eyes, but they still don't know where it came from. The US Army destroyed the majority of its VX stockpile in 2009 , in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 (pdf, p.

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Maharashtra civic polls see saffron sweep as Shiv Sena, BJP share spoils

Sources close to Fadnavis said that the CM was waiting for the proposal to come from the Shiv Sena. He also made an emotional appeal to Mumbaikars to vote out the BJP claiming that the Shiv Sena rotted in the alliance for two and half decades.

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Indians outraged over U.S. shooting of engineer

He allegedly said, "Get out of my country", and opened fire on two Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani. The gunman also wounded a local American Ian Grillot, 24, who tried to intervene when the man started shooting. "I was always concerned, 'Are we doing the right thing staying in the U.S. or America?' But he always assured me good things happen in America", she said.

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Pamela Anderson defends men unjustly accused of rape

Assange has been living in London's Ecuador embassy for four years amid allegations of rape in Sweden. The Independent reports that Anderson now says that Assange has inspired her to campaign on behalf of men who have been wrongly accused of rape and sexual assault.

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US Promises No Mass Deportations over Mexican 'Concern, Irritation'

US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has pledged that the military would not be used to expel undocumented immigrants from America, a media report said . "There exists among Mexicans worry and irritation about what are perceived to be policies that could be harmful for the national interest and for Mexicans here and overseas", Videgaray said, l ooking stern as he stood beside the U.S.

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Chemical Weapon Used to Kill Kim Jong Nam, Police Say

A report by the chemistry department of Malaysian police identified the substance as ethyl S-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate (or VX nerve agent). if it is in a high enough concentration, it is quite fatal". VX has no taste or smell. The ruling Kim regime denies the accusation. Malaysian police also announced on Wednesday that itwanted to question more suspects, including North Korean embassy official Hyon Kwang Song, along with other nationals Kim Uk Il, 37, and Ri Ju U, ...

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California Senator Removed from Floor While Criticizing Recently Deceased Lawmaker

Lara eventually ordered that she be removed. Nguyen, who came to the U.S.as a child refugee, represents the 34th District including Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Westminster. Bill Dodd of Napa continued to argue as Senate staff converged on the pair to keep them separated. Several of Nguyen's Republican colleagues were upset about the incident.

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Pentagon switches from 'ISIL' to 'ISIS'

It's about trans-regional threat. It involved dialogue with key allies, coalition commanders and input from the departments of State, Treasury and Justice, as well as USA intelligence agencies. US analysts said they don't expect the new plan to differ dramatically from the Obama administration's approach, at least in Iraq. Most of the plans identified in the review are unlikely to be made public, Davis said Friday.

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Suspect told victims to get out of his country

Beverly Morris, who has lived next door to Purinton in Olathe for about 20 years, said he never made her feel unsafe. Grillot told the spokeswoman that he still feels sore after being shot while trying to intervene in the attack . He reportedly provoked them into an argument asking about their presence and work in his country, and how they are better than him. "We hope for a speedy recovery for the other men who were shot".

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Investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon steps up a gear

It remained unclear if the probe could be concluded before the presidential election in May. The investigation tarnished the clean-hands image of Mr Fillon, a former prime minister, and he has been greeted at some campaign stops with protesters clanging pots and pans.

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Trump just casually demolished the two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

While Israel returned Sinai to Egypt under the terms of the 1978 Egypt-Israeli peace treaty, it claimed in 1981 to annex the Golan Heights, an act not recognised by the worldwide community. A state that calls for Israel's destruction? Trump's revised language could soften such criticism, but still fails to meet demands that he explicitly re-commit to seeking a two-state solution.

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Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas

VX is odorless and tasteless, as well as one of the most potent nerve agents, according to the CDC. A Vietnamese woman - who was seen wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words "LOL" in CCTV footage of the airport attack - and a North Korean man have also been arrested in connection with Kim Jong-Nam's murder.


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