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21 deadly Islamist attacks in France since Charlie Hebdo

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Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen said the attack showed the time for naivety "is over". ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through Amaq, a news agency associated with the terror group. Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes numerous city's most iconic landmarks. France has been in a state of emergency since the 2015 Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead. Read More »

Logies 2017: Samuel Johnson chokes back tears as he wins Gold

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But Meldrum, who had followed Johnson on stage to present him with his trademark Akubra which he had hidden in a black briefcase, interrupted him to tell him to stop saying um and ah. SAMUEL Johnson's Gold Logie win at the 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards was hijacked when his speech was taken over by Australian television legend Molly Meldrum . Read More »

French election: Le Pen and Macron 'leading in first round'

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French commentators said the vote mark the end of a political era since the two parties, which have traditionally been the pillars of France's political arena, the Socialist party and Les Republicains, are expected to be eliminated in the first round of the election. Read More »

HC rejected AAP's plea to use VVPAT EVMs in MCD polls

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A public meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in south west Delhi on Thursday was cancelled - triggering speculation just a couple of days before the crucial MCD polls. Yesterday, Kejriwal had said that the people of Delhi would risk their children's lives if they voted for the BJP in the MCD polls, during a Facebook Live event. Read More »

Le Pen: Will Defend France Against Globalization

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He also cited the history of "violence and intolerance" of Le Pen's far-right National Front party. François Fillon, the conservative candidate who appears to have come in third place, conceded defeat, saying "There is no other choice than to vote against the extreme right". Read More »

France on Edge on Eve of Unpredictable Presidential Election

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One police officer died after a gunman wielding a machine gun leapt out of a auto and opened fire on the Champs-Elysees, Paris's most famous boulevard, as candidates were engaging in their final TV debate. One officer was killed and two seriously wounded. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said on Friday morning that any hypothesis is not excluded: "The investigation is underway". Read More »

Tamil Nadu cabinet revolts, dumps Dhinakaran, Sasikala

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Dhivakaran boasting about the family's association with Jayalalithaa upset Sasikala, according to sources, leading her to choose TTV as party leader in her absence. Briefing journalists after over an hour-long meeting of Ministers, Finance Minister D. Jayakumar said, "We discussed only two things". It has been learnt that he had struck a deal for Rs 50 crore for helping the AIADMK faction keep the two leaves symbol. Read More »

Kashmir University, colleges remain shut after yesterdays

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Additional contingents of police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in all troubled areas. This mobilisation shook the political, security establishment and surprised everyone in the valley. The protesting students were demanding action against erring troopers as such Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban Mohan Lal assured the students not any guilty to be spare and strict action shell be taken against culprit. Read More »

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

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We even got a game-winner to boot. "It's a tough way to live, but I love our team's resiliency, personality, but I wish we didn't have to play a stinker before we play that way (like they did Saturday)". Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field. Afterward, he agreed with his coach's assessment of Milwaukee's performance. Read More »

North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

The paper compared the aircraft carrier with a gross animal and said that killing it with a single strike will demonstrate North Korea's military power. North Korea has also renewed threats against regional U.S. allies, including Japan and South Korea, which both host large United States military contingents. Read More »

North Korea shows video of simulated missile attack on US city

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President Donald Trump said he has "absolute confidence" that Chinese President Xi Jinping will work "very, very hard" to defuse rising tensions North Korea has stirred through nuclear and missile tests. The paper, obtained by The Associated Press , says the North's latest actions "make clear that further worldwide pressure is required for the DPRK to change its behavior if there is to be any hope for meaningful denuclearization talks to resume". Read More »

United States tech industry optimistic on H1B visa reforms

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The executive order he signed at Snap-On Tools, a Kenosha , Wis., based manufacturer, also orders a review of the H-1B visa program for skilled workers, with the goal of reforming the program. But they are confident that greater "engagement" with the Trump administration will help soften their stance towards H-1B visas. "Highly skilled immigrants create new American jobs, raise wages for native-born workers, and contribute enormously to growing our economy". Read More »

In Egypt Alexandria church bombing death toll rises to 11

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Lawmakers said the state of emergency - Egypt's first since widespread unrest in 2013 - would help the country face down a menacing jihadist insurgency. Rescinding it had been a main demand of Egyptian rights activists during the 2011 revolt that overthrew veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. The assaults threaten to further alienate the country's Orthodox Coptic Christian community, which makes up 10 per cent of the population. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan Says Will Meet With Trump Next Month

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However, Bozdag said the law was clear: "Our Constitution explicitly rules that the decisions of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) are final and no authority can be resorted to against these decisions ", he said. The YSK decision to accept unstamped ballot papers "unless it can be proved that they were brought from outside the voting room" sparked a major debate on the results of the referendum, in which the "yes" campaign emerged as the victor with 51.4 percent of the votes. Read More »

GM turns to China for electric vehicle production

During a meeting with reporters ahead of the Shanghai auto show on Wednesday, Worthington and Mazen Hammoud, the automaker's Asia Pacific powertrain director, said battery recharging would be a critical issue. It will also have to contend with established electric cars including the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf. The company said it would also sell 10 EP9 electric "super cars" for US$1.48 million (S$2 million) without offering a timeline. Read More »

SC rejects PTI Chief's plea in Panama Papers case: Marriyum

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Supreme Court litigator Salahuddin Ahmed said the court's ruling would initially benefit Sharif's administration, but cautioned that the tables could be turned if the judicial process dragged out after the investigation. A five-member bench handed down the highly-awaited ruling at 2pm local time (10am GMT). He said if Sharif is not ready to step down permanently, he should step aside for 60 days when JIT would probe the money laundering allegations, as ordered by the court. Read More »

Trump, White House Give Opposing Messages On Turkey Referndum

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Anti-government demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul , Turkey, April 17, 2017. Turkey's top election authority rejected an opposition bid to annul the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Wednesday, after widespread doubts and complaints of vote-rigging, state media reported . Read More »

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

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On Wednesday, Pence said the Trump administration demands North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs - even if that entails no direct negotiations with the United States - according to The Washington Post. He added that seeking a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue is a right direction and meets the interests of all related parties. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing was resolutely opposed to any words or actions that could contribute to ... Read More »

Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

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The heavily armed militants sitting in two military Ranger jeeps made their way after passing several security gates under the pretext of carrying wounded persons to the base hospital. They also detonated several suicide vests that were packed with explosives. "Three months ago I sent my son to the army, I have not seen him since then", one father told AFP news agency. Read More »

Partial French official results show Macron, Le Pen in second round

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For them to win the top two qualifying positions on Sunday would represent a seismic shift in the political landscape, as the second round would feature neither of the mainstream parties that have governed France for decades. French centrist Macron today welcomed projections showing him reaching the runoff of the country's presidential election together with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Read More »

June Runoff Will Decide Winner Of Georgia Congressional Seat

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Handel, the leading conservative in the 11-Republican pool of candidates for this special election (and the one Ossoff will face in their June 20 runoff election ) allegedly helped orchestrate the Susan G. This is the second loss in as many weeks for Democrats who have tried to make special elections a referendum on Trump's presidency . The district was previously represented by Tom Price, who is now the Trump administration's Health and Human Services secretary. Read More »

Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit

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Trump's presence was strongly felt during Gentiloni's visit, as is becoming nearly routine with most of Trudeau's global interactions. Thursday's US-Italy meeting took place against a backdrop of high uncertainty in Europe, following Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the upcoming French presidential election - the first round of voting is Sunday. Read More »

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Afghan military base

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When it was over the two suicide bombers and eight other attackers were dead. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the assault in an email sent to media. Afghan security forces, beset by killings and desertions, have been struggling to beat back insurgents since US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops ended their combat mission in December 2014. Read More »

Australia tells N Korea to invest in citizens, not arms

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The White House has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. China's foreign minister says China insists on the elimination of nuclear weapons in the Korean peninsula and will continue to pursue the resumption of talks among the involved parties. Read More »