• Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro
Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro

Mr Diaz-Canel, a 57-year-old Communist Party official and the current first vice president, is due to be confirmed Thursday as the successor to Raul Castro , who himself succeeded his elder brother Fidel. "Today's designation of a new Dorticós is a nothingburger". "Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic does not mean that the Cuban people ar...

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  • Rio Tinto posts mixed production results amid $5bn divestment programme
Rio Tinto posts mixed production results amid $5bn divestment programme

London Metal Exchange aluminum topped $2,400 a ton on Monday for the first time in more than six years. The sanctions were imposed last week against Russian entities and individuals, which includes Rusal, to punish Moscow for its alleged interference in the 2016 US election and other "malign activity".

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  • National Weather Service confirms tornado in Danville; winds reached 110 miles per hour
National Weather Service confirms tornado in Danville; winds reached 110 miles per hour

Fairfield County's tornado wasn't as strong, with meteorologists estimating maximum wind speed between 95 and 105 miles-per-hour, according to the NWS. The National Weather Service began surveying storm damage Saturday across the state to determine the cause. The NWS has the final say on whether or not the damage was tornadic in nature or was don...

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  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 DISASTER prompts INSPECTION that will GROUND jets
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 DISASTER prompts INSPECTION that will GROUND jets

She was calm, cool and collected, they said , safely landing the plane with 144 passengers and 5 crew members on board despite the loss of one of its engines and a shattered window in the cabin. The kind of person you want to be around and get to know", said Szuch. "Students were inspired by her tenacity, her motivation, her determination". Prio...

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  • Trump and Abe show united front on DPRK and division on trade
Trump and Abe show united front on DPRK and division on trade

The president and Abe were set to discuss a number of issues including trade and relations with North Korea ahead of Trump's planned future meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, had said earlier Tuesday that issuing Japan the waiver was "on the table", but he declined to say w...

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  • Cinema Ban Lifts as 'Black Panther' Is Screened for Saudi Audience
Cinema Ban Lifts as 'Black Panther' Is Screened for Saudi Audience

The Associated Press reports the screening was attended by both men and women, and that public movie theater tickets would go on sale Thursday. The goal over the coming years is to reduce Saudi's economic reliance on oil. The Saudi government projects that the opening of movie theatres will contribute more than 90 billion riyals ($24 billion) to th...

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  • Citing Wikileaks, BJP Says Rahul Gandhi Defamed Hindus, Demands Apology
Citing Wikileaks, BJP Says Rahul Gandhi Defamed Hindus, Demands Apology

Not only Rahul Gandhi, terming the situation as "financial emergency", Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien too said , "PM Modi had said that everything will be fine in 50 days, but it has now been more than 1.5 years, and there is still a cash crunch ".

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  • Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, International Monetary Fund warns
Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, International Monetary Fund warns

China has since announced a series of retaliatory measures, while Trump has continually demanded that Beijing act to reduce its trade surplus with the United States. But there are signs the synchronized recovery may be becoming a little more uneven, at least in the short term, with the US charging ahead, fueled by tax cuts and government spending...

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  • Rachel Maddow 'Struggling Not to Laugh' Over Hannity, Cohen Revelation
Rachel Maddow 'Struggling Not to Laugh' Over Hannity, Cohen Revelation

I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen - he's a great attorney - about legal questions I had where I was looking for input and perspective. Kimmel was later forced to apologize for these remarks after an outcry from the gay community. "This is insane", Colbert told his audience. Fox said Tuesday that it had reviewed Hanni...

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  • UK, US, and Australia blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack
UK, US, and Australia blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack

The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment. This is mentioned in the joint statement by the USA and British government. Both Moscow and Mr Trump have denied the allegations. Relations between Russia and Britain were already on edge after Prime Minister Theresa May blamed Moscow for the March 4 nerve agent poisoning of form...

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  • Judge who acquitted Mecca Masjid blast accused quits
Judge who acquitted Mecca Masjid blast accused quits

A few hours after the verdict was pronounced, Ravindra Reddy, the judge who delivered the same resigned. Justice Reddy sent his resignation letter to the chief justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court. The case was taken over by the CBI which initially investigated the case, and in 2011 the case was handed over to the NIA. They have not put in a si...

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  • 8-year-old boy slashes students with knife at elementary school
8-year-old boy slashes students with knife at elementary school

No one was severely injured during the incident but the students needed a couple of stitches. He was questioned and then released to the custody of his parents. School officials immediately called police and an ambulance. The chief says he doesn't know if the boy had been bullied or had mental health issues. The case will be forwarded to the Benton...

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  • Facebook To Reward Users Who Report Bugs And Leaks
Facebook To Reward Users Who Report Bugs And Leaks

The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by Facebook's existing bug bounty program , will help the platform identify violations of its security and privacy policies . With congressional hearings over and no immediate momentum behind calls for regulation, the biggest hammer still hanging over Facebook in the US.is a fresh FTC investigation.

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  • Saudi king slams Iranian meddling in Arab states
Saudi king slams Iranian meddling in Arab states

Saudi King Salman told leaders from across the 22-member Arab League that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia :Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's interference in the region and lashed out at the United States over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summ...

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  • Was Friday's Joint Missile Strike On Syria Legal?
Was Friday's Joint Missile Strike On Syria Legal?

White says the strikes "were very successful. It is a common industrial chemical", said Daryl Kimball at the Washington-based Arms Control Association , who favours broad action to deter use of chemical weapons, including chlorine. "No local resident confirmed the chemical attack ". "A plan for ending the crisis must be found, with a political ...

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  • No threat to PDP-BJP coalition in J&K: Ram Madhav
No threat to PDP-BJP coalition in J&K: Ram Madhav

She said the unfortunate incident changed the discourse and brought the people of the state and the rest of the country together. "I have demanded a CBI enquiry in this matter ( Kathua rape and murder case)". Mehbooba Mufti has reportedly told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that alienation has reached to such a level in the Kashmir valley, especi...

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  • Chibok Parents Mark 4th Anniversary Of Schoolgirls Abduction
Chibok Parents Mark 4th Anniversary Of Schoolgirls Abduction

Five reportedly died, while one girl - the only Christian in the group - is still being held. He shared how the Goodluck Jonathan administration botched an opportunity to rescue the girls just at the last minute. The leader of one of Boko Haram's factions, Abubakar Shekau, speaks in front of guards in an unknown location in Nigeria in this st...

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  • Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend
Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

However, another cold front move through Tuesday night , cooling us back to near 60 by Wednesday . Cold and damp weather is expected throughout the day, with the temperatures reaching a high of only about 45, DiSpigna said. SUNDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Through the morning and afternoon expect variable clouds and a low-end shower or storm chance. In ...

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  • Afghan district governor among seven killed in attack
Afghan district governor among seven killed in attack

Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints with guns and rockets in Larzanak locality, Shindand district late Thursday, killing 10 policemen, the report quoted district Governor Shukrullah Shaker as saying. A lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament, Mohammad Arif Rahmani, said the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police o...

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  • Winnie Mandela laid to rest in state funeral
Winnie Mandela laid to rest in state funeral

Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81. The debates, and complexities of the struggle icon are set to continue. Madikizela Mandela's daughter Zenani, broke down on the podium while paying her last respects to her mother. The EFF leader brought the entire stadium (and internet) to a standstill as he delivered his tribute to Mama Winn...

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  • Russian Federation calls chemical attack in Syria a 'fabrication'
Russian Federation calls chemical attack in Syria a 'fabrication'

A fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is expected to head to Douma, the site of the suspected attack. During his meeting with Trump and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford, Mattis pushed for more evidence of the Assad regime's culpability for the attack, to bolster the case for ai...

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  • Proposed Chinese tariffs already hurting agriculture, U.S. farmers say
Proposed Chinese tariffs already hurting agriculture, U.S. farmers say

Bauerle-Danzman says the US would be at a disadvantage if it has to agree to new terms. Parker says New Zealand is aware of the benefits of having free trade with the world's largest economy. KING: Do you think those 11 countries are going to welcome the USA back with open arms? With congressional elections later this year, he now faces pressure ...

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  • Russian Federation nerve agent tested BEFORE Skripal attack, damning dossier claims
Russian Federation nerve agent tested BEFORE Skripal attack, damning dossier claims

The report concluded: 'The situation around the Skripals looks more and more like a forcible detention or imprisonment'. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hailed the findings, and said "only Russia " could have been behind the attack.

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  • Allies strike Syria in response to chemical weapon attacks; Russian Federation promises 'consequences'
Allies strike Syria in response to chemical weapon attacks; Russian Federation promises 'consequences'

The defense secretary says Friday's strikes have "sent a clear message" to Assad and his "murderous lieutenants". After the most recent suspected chemical attack in Syria , President Trump initially tweeted that "missiles are coming", and told the public that they could expect a decision on Syria within 24 to 48 hours.

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  • President's lawyer under investigation
President's lawyer under investigation

And it turns out there's no such thing as Donovan-client privilege. In Friday's filing, prosecutors said it would be "unprecedented" to allow Cohen's lawyers to decide what it is privileged, and that the government should be allowed to use its own " taint team ", or "filter team", to do the job.

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  • Russian Federation investigator Mueller interviewed Central Intelligence Agency chief
Russian Federation investigator Mueller interviewed Central Intelligence Agency chief

Booker asked Pompeo , formerly a Republican representative from Kansas. "For certain places, for certain forms of violence, there are some who are better positioned - folks who are more credible, more trustworthy, have a more shared experience - and so when it comes to making sure that we don't have a terrorist brewing in places where Muslims...

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  • Tyson Fury To Make In-Ring Return On June 9 In Manchester
Tyson Fury To Make In-Ring Return On June 9 In Manchester

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury , who gave up his trio of heavyweight titles amid personal turmoil in 2016, has officially announced his comeback to the ring. "All of the current Heavyweight Champions out there are very vulnerable and very beatable". Fury quipped that he could come back, take on a unified champion, land all the heavyweigh...

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  • Tristan Thompson Seen for First Time Since Khloe Kardashian Gave Birth
Tristan Thompson Seen for First Time Since Khloe Kardashian Gave Birth

Kris Jenner is speaking out after Khloe Kardashian gave birth to her baby girl! The basketball pro was not received well by attendees in the arena after reports surfaced one day earlier that he cheated on the Revenge Body host throughout her pregnancy.

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  • Israeli Labor Party Suspends Ties With Corbyn, Claims He Sanctions Anti-Semitism
Israeli Labor Party Suspends Ties With Corbyn, Claims He Sanctions Anti-Semitism

Mr Corbyn said the Labor Party should have had the "courtesy" to have spoken to him before severing relations. The announcement was made via a statement by a party spokesperson, who quoted a letter written by leader Avi Gabbay to Corbyn.

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  • Speaker Paul Ryan Announces His Retirement From Congress
Speaker Paul Ryan Announces His Retirement From Congress

He also asked Ryan to reach across the aisle to Democrats during the remaining days of his term but noted that "the job may be made harder because Congressmen Scalise and McCarthy will be competing for the hard-right's favor". He served as the chairman of the House Budget Committee from 2011-15 and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee...

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  • Modi dubs tomorrow's fast as protest against those who 'killed democracy'
Modi dubs tomorrow's fast as protest against those who 'killed democracy'

The BJP holds opposition exclusively responsible for disruptions in Parliament because of which hardly any legislative business could be carried out, especially in the second half of the Budget Session. He also called the fast a photo opportunity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Parameswaran Iyer, the secretary in the Union Ministry ...

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  • Iran says Syria gas attack reports 'excuse' for military action
Iran says Syria gas attack reports 'excuse' for military action

Shi'ite-dominated Iran is Assad's main regional ally and has provided military and economic support for his conflict with a range of Sunni Muslim rebel and militant groups. Israel's foreign ministry had no comment when asked about the accusations. In his tweets Sunday, Trump called Assad an "animal" and delivered a rare personal criticism of ...

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  • Arizona's DACA Recipients May No Longer Qualify For In-State Tuition
Arizona's DACA Recipients May No Longer Qualify For In-State Tuition

Arizona schools and community colleges started offering the cheaper fees in 2015 after a Maricopa County Superior Court determined DACA students had legal immigration status in the country. In 2006, Arizona voters approved Proposition 300 with 71.4% of the vote. Karina Ruiz, executive director of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, said in a new...

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  • Memorial to Hither Green burglar torn down but…
Memorial to Hither Green burglar torn down but…

He was stabbed after a struggle with pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, who was held by police after the incident but released without further charge on Friday. Neighbour Theresa Webb said Mr Osborn-Brooks and his wife "might never move back to the area again". "If it's a normal person it's different, but he went and burgled a house - it could ...

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  • Three IRGC members martyred in attack on Syrian airfield
Three IRGC members martyred in attack on Syrian airfield

These efforts have already prompted direct confrontations between Israel and Iran: In December, an Iranian base near Damascus was hit in a strike attributed to Israel . But since the Islamic Republic is determined to do just that, the reasoning goes, sooner or later the sides' diametrically opposed interests will mount into a full-blown military c...

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  • Bruce McArthur: alleged Toronto serial killer charged with seventh murder
Bruce McArthur: alleged Toronto serial killer charged with seventh murder

He's accused of preying on men in the LGBTQ community who hung out in the downtown Gay Village. As of Wednesday, authorities were still trying to identify some of the human remains found in planters at a Toronto property McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business , according to the Associated Press.

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  • US Budget Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion by 2020
US Budget Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion by 2020

The new CBO projection is the first since President Donald Trump signed a tax cut that is expected to cost the government almost $1.9 trillion over 11 years, then signed legislation to significantly boost military and domestic spending over the next two years.

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  • California's Jerry Brown Agrees To Send National Guard To Border
California's Jerry Brown Agrees To Send National Guard To Border

Though barred from interacting with migrants, troops could theoretically be part of joint patrols with Border Patrol officers that could carry risk. California deployed troops to the border under former Presidents George W. Bush in 2006 and Barack Obama in 2010. He said most of the southwest border sectors will receive National Guard ...

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  • Bharatiya Janata Party Releases a List of 72 Candidates for Karnataka Elections
Bharatiya Janata Party Releases a List of 72 Candidates for Karnataka Elections

With BJP announcing the first batch of 72 candidates, the Congress central election committee is set to begin the process of naming Congress candidates soon. This time around the All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) is joing the numerous also runners and asserts that it would contest all the 224 seats.

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  • Bus Roof Sliced off as It Goes Under New York Bridge
Bus Roof Sliced off as It Goes Under New York Bridge

Kennedy International Airport to a mall where parents were waiting to pick their children up, Candelaria said. The roof of the bus was scrapped off, injuring 42 out of 44 passengers, with many injuries described by the police as serious. "We were very lucky", he said, adding that the emergency response "probably saved lives". According to police,...

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  • Iceland is selling a dupe of Harry and Meghan's wedding cake
Iceland is selling a dupe of Harry and Meghan's wedding cake

Sky News reports that names of British politicians like Prime Minister Theresa May , and Jeremy Corbyn do not appear in the list. Presumably, current USA president Donald Trump will not be at the wedding, as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May .

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  • Miracle pregnancy: 'Healer' jailed for tricking women with herbs
Miracle pregnancy: 'Healer' jailed for tricking women with herbs

A student at Portland State University chose to dump her boyfriend after he complained about her "beer gut" in a series of text messages - but now she says she sees the whole experience as a "positive thing". "My goal has been to turn this into a positive thing and empower everyone to feel good about themselves and stand up for themselves", says Sh...

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  • Trump predicts China will open its markets
Trump predicts China will open its markets

Sources told South China Morning Post that China's plan to create free-trade ports as part of its ongoing reform and opening up could be one of Xi's major announcements at this year's Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), which gets under way on Sunday (April 8).

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  • Border states pledge 1600 troops for President Trump's border fight
Border states pledge 1600 troops for President Trump's border fight

He added that there isn't a fixed date for the troops' deployment and they could be stationed for "long haul". "But it certainly is about border security". Members of the Arizona National Guard listen to instructions on April 9, 2018, at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. If 4,000 troops were deployed, that would be about double the...

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  • Four Iranian fighters killed in air strike on Syrian air base
Four Iranian fighters killed in air strike on Syrian air base

But Israeli officials said the Tiyas, or T-4, air base was being used by troops from Iran and that Israel would not accept such a presence in Syria by its arch foe. The alleged attack in Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Speaking to 103 Radio, Ben Eliyahu said that if...

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  • F1 2018 - Preview of the Bahrain Grand Prix
F1 2018 - Preview of the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel's win pushed him up to 50 points in the drivers' standings, 17 ahead of Hamilton, with Bottas third on 22 points. He was more than 3sec slower than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen , who topped the time sheet narrowly from Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel .

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  • Muenster Restaurant Attack: German police to investigate motive for fatal van attack
Muenster Restaurant Attack: German police to investigate motive for fatal van attack

He was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four days later while on the run. Authorities say they don't know the motive behind the suspect's crash but assume he acted alone. "We are pressing hard on our investigation into all possible avenues". The man who drove his van into a crowd in western Germany on Saturday was a German citizen with psyc...

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  • Fourth Dalit BJP MP writes to PM Modi
Fourth Dalit BJP MP writes to PM Modi

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam forced periodic adjournments to seek the constitution of a Cauvery water management board that will decide how Tamil Nadu and Karnataka share the river water. Both the BJP and the Congress have made a decision to go on a fast accusing each other of dragging politics and parliamentary proceedings to a new...

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  • TDP MPs protesting for special status outside PM Modi's residence detained
TDP MPs protesting for special status outside PM Modi's residence detained

Members of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP ) in Andhra Pradesh and Opposition YSRCP has stage protest at Parliament every day during this session, pressing for their demand. The show of solidarity comes four days after a meeting between Kejriwal and Telugu Desam Party president and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi where the two CMs disc...

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  • North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US
North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US

Quoting various US officials, the report said a team at the Central Intelligence Agency, led by its Director Mike Pompeo , has been working through back-channels to make arrangements for the high-profile talks. The Journal report follows a CNN report on Saturday saying Washington and Pyongyang were in direct communication in secret to prepar...

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