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Germany's Schulz sees 'rocky road' to election after key state defeat

SPD head Martin Schulz, as well as Hannelore Kraft , the party's governor in North Rhine-Westphalia, reiterated during the election campaign that the state had been considered to be a traditional heartland of the SPD for nearly 50 years and labeled the vote to be a mini-election to the Bundestag.

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Sensex ends at record high as inflation eases

NSE Nifty after shuttling between 9,449.25 and 9,423.10, rebounded 44.50 points, or 0.47 per cent. Sector-wise, Nifty metal surged by 2.28 per cent, followed by pharma 1.30 per cent, commodities 1.07 per cent, financial services 0.83 per cent, realty 0.76 per cent, media 0.71 per cent, PSU bank 0.69 per cent, private banks 0.68 per cent, banks 0.66 per cent, FMCG 0.64 per cent and auto 0.50 per cent.

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London private school may let boys wear skirts

Pettitt said roughly half a dozen pupils have requested this and one boy has been allowed to wear dresses. Girls at the school can wear grey pants, dark blue jackets and ties. He said that parents would be asked before a decision is... But critics warn the rush by schools to implement gender-neutral policies being demanded by activists risked encouraging "copycat" behaviour amongst children, fuelled by social media and the internet.

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May the Fourth be with you

The London Evening News ran a headline that read " May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie", and since then, the day has belonged to Star Wars fans. Tom Johnson, Manager at River City Hobbies on Main Street in Downtown La Crosse said the day does draw in Star Wars fans.

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SpaceX Just Launched A Top-Secret Spy Satellite

The recovery of the rocket's first stage is notable, as SpaceX is working on recovering and refurbishing the vehicle's first stages so they can be reused. SpaceX has already made multiple successful landings - some on land and others on floating ocean platforms, known as drone ships. "Launch and landing of the NRO spy satellite was good", he said about 20 minutes after liftoff.

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Eurovision 2017: Identity of cheeky streaker EXPOSED - and you've seen him before

Jamala maintained her composure throughout the incident and kept singing like an absolute pro. He could face anything from a fine to five years in prison on hooliganism charges, Avakov said in a Facebook post . The 28-year-old joker has been behind pranks in the past involving the likes of Kim Kardashian , Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Madonna. Sedluk was the guy who briefly stormed the stage at the Grammys in 2013 when Adele wasn't there to accept her award.

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New South Korean president vows to address North Korea

North Korea is believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear test and is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. He also begins his term facing multiple domestic challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached and swept him to power, but leaves the country bitterly divided.

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British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

Clark, 51, told supporters early Wednesday she intends to remain premier. The legislative minority means the tiny Green party will hold the balance of power as Premier Christy Clark tries to push forward with pipeline expansion plans and a promise to apply a levy to thermal coal exports to the United States in retaliation for USA duties on softwood lumber.

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Real-life dramas crowned at awards as royal saga deposed — BAFTAs

Parents are crying. killing has gone up recently in the City of London. Arguably the biggest came when Cuba Gooding Jnr - who collected the best worldwide award for The People vs OJ Simpson - presented another award by saying: "And the victor goes to..." So, who scored big and took home the coveted award? Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe win for Best Comedy Programme cemented the view that we apparently love watching shows about reality - albeit a depressing one.

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Nintendo Developing 'The Legend of Zelda' Smartphone Game

The Zelda smartphone app would apparently follow Animal Crossing, which WSJ reports is likely to be out in the second half of 2017. Officially, Nintendo has said that the Animal Crossing mobile title will be released sometime before April 2018, following a delay.

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Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

Moon was sworn in as president of South Korea on Wednesday, a day after he was declared the victor of the election. Moon was expected to fill the remaining cabinet and presidential staff appointments swiftly to bring an end to a power vacuum left by the removal of Park Geun-hye in March in a corruption scandal that rocked South Korea's business and political elite.

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Google's Waymo Forms Self-Driving Alliance With Uber Rival Lyft

Lyft isn't working on its own proprietary self-driving cars, but it has said in the past that it was willing to partner with companies that are. The partnership indicates that Waymo believes its self-driving-car technology has moved past the research stage and is ready to be applied commercially.

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Apple acquires "dark data" specialist Lattice Data for $200M

A source familiar with the company confirmed the deal, first reported by TechCrunch and sort-of confirmed by Apple with its standard acquisitions-related line: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our objective or plans".

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Government activates mechanism to prevent cyber attack

G7 finance ministers meeting in Italy discussed the attacks and were expected to commit to stepping up worldwide cooperation against a growing threat to their economies. "Affected machines have six hours to pay up and every few hours the ransom goes up", said Kurt Baumgartner, the principal security researcher at security firm Kaspersky Lab.

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Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

The New York Times in March reported the Trump administration was split on the Paris agreement , with Tillerson and White House adviser Ivanka Trump urging for the U.S.to stay in. The Paris agreement seeks to halt average global warming at no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial temperatures by 2050.

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SpaceX launches military spy satellite, nails landing

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the classified NROL-76 satellite, lifted off at 7:15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) from historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the same pad that supported numerous Apollo and space shuttle launches, the company's live webcast showed.

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Apple eying to tap Indias huge potential: Tim Cook

That's an impressive sum, undoubtedly - but it's a slump from the 51.2 million units sold in the same period past year. iPad sales dropped to 8.9 million units, and experts at FactSet predict that the decline will continue for the iPhone.

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Snap shares plummet as user growth slows, revenue misses

Snap's shares tumbled 23 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday to wipe some $6 billion from its market value, a humbling reversal for the company after its red-hot March initial public offering, the biggest for a USA tech company since Facebook Inc in 2012.

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Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. "A sad moment for even this White House", Democrat lawmaker Gerry Connolly of Virginia tweeted Friday morning. The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe, but in the interview with NBC News on Thursday, Trump said he knew he ran the risk that by firing Comey he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian ...

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Giro: Thomas involved in crash with motorcycle

That shouldn't happen. We were all racing for the bottom of the climb. Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished in fifth place today, 59 seconds behind Quintana. Quintana attempted several attacks before finally pulling away on his own and then Nibali eventually dropped further back. Entering the stage, Thomas stood second overall and Yates was third.

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May nor'easter to hit NH with rain Mother's Day weekend

Warm humid air will filter in Monday with winds out of the southeast, our afternoon highs will climb to the lower 90s. It won't be raining the whole weekend - in fact, much of Saturday will be dry - but rain will be heavy at times overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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NZ Sevens through to Paris knockouts

The All Blacks sevens, seeking a first tournament win of the season, saw off hosts France 14-0, D.J. Forbes and Sione Molia crossing while Fiji-born France winger Virimi Vakatawa was sin-binned. Samoa threw everything they had at the Blitzboks in the second period, but staunch defence kept them at bay. Both conversions were unsuccessful, and the Blitzboks took a 10-0 lead into half-time.

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Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix

In the United States, shipping company FedEx has been hit . "These attacks underscore the fact that vulnerabilities will be exploited not just by our security agencies, but by hackers and criminals around the world", said Patrick Toomey of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Eurovision victor arrives home to Portugal

The show was going smoothly for most of the evening until towards the end when last year's victor, Jamala from Ukraine, took the stage to perform and a streaker wrapped in an Australian flag jumped onstage to moon the audience. Delvaux performed in Israel in April as part of public diplomacy initiative Israel Calling 2017, which hosts numerous Eurovision singers in the Jewish state for a number of days.

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Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks

Iberdrola and Gas Natural, along with Vodafone's unit in Spain, asked staff to turn off computers or cut off internet access in case they had been compromised, representatives from the firms said. Iberdrola's operations are working normally, he said. This was also likely to embolden cyber extortionists when selecting targets, Chris Camacho, chief strategy officer with cyber intelligence firm Flashpoint, said.

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Europol: Ransomware attack is of unprecedented level

The MalwareTech tracker detected over 100,000 infected systems over the past 24 hours. He said Russian Federation and India were hit particularly hard, largely because Microsoft's Windows XP - one of the operating systems most at risk - was still widely used there.

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Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data

But he also said he's concerned the authors of the malware could re-release it - perhaps in the next few days or weeks - without a kill switch or with a better one, or that copycats could mimic the attack. The UK is among the hardest hit, with its National Health Service being disrupted. More than 75,000 computers in 99 countries were compromised in Friday's attack, with a heavy concentration of infections in Russian Federation and Ukraine, according to Dutch security company Avast ...

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Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting

Delegates plan to continue work on several issues, including climate change, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. will remain a member of the council. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, draped on each side by the American and Alaska flags, speaks at the welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council events in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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Melissa McCarthy Is 'Oh So Pretty' As Sean Spicer In 'SNL' Promo

After reports that Sean Spicer was spotted literally hiding in the bushes to avoid reporters on Tuesday evening, it was clear that this week's episode of Saturday Night Live would likely be pretty wonderful. She got into character by also making a crack about a report that Spicer was hiding in the bushes at the White House to avoid reporters. In a one-minute teaser, McCarthy lip-syncs to "I Feel Pretty", from the musical " West Side Story ".

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SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

Japan also lodged protest to North Korea over the missile launch through the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. "U.S. Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security", a spokesperson said, referring to South Korea by its official name.

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Next expose will jolt people of Delhi, says Kapil Mishra

Venting out his ire against Kejriwal on social media, Mishra in a series of tweet had said that he would lodge multiple FIRs against him in different cases. She said it was Mr Kejriwal who pursued her to convince Mr Mishra to join politics despite the latter not being interested. Mishra said, adding that his next "expose" would be tomorrow.

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Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's President (Second Lead)

He also said he would have "serious negotiations" with the USA and China over the controversial deployment of the United States anti-missile system THAAD. Bush's approach at that time. Moon's Democratic Party said he was briefed on the status of the North Korean military and South Korea's military readiness.

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Jose Mourinho told his Man United excuses are not valid

If we win the Europa League I am more than happy. "But I don't feel like that". "So I have to play them but I have to play them mixed". I probably work, this season, harder than ever. United started shakily, with Blind looking particularly uncertain, and there were early murmurs of concern around Old Trafford when Iago Aspas cut in from the right and obliged Sergio Romero to tip his rasping shot over.

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Pak-based terror groups will continue attacks in India

Aziz, while giving details of the joint border commission to the media said, "four members from each side will be its members and it will be functional soon". However, after the continuous efforts to restore peace, normal life has returned to the border town as all markets, schools, and other government institutions opened after being closed in fear of possible gun battle between security forces of the two countries.

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Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack: statement

If you're not on a work network that already has security, consider installing some form of security program on your computer. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S.


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