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Cummings: Nunes Should be Investigated for Trump Revelations

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The revelation could be a boost to Trump, who until a few weeks ago had alleged - without providing evidence - that his Trump Tower in NY was wiretapped before the elections on November 8 on his predecessor Barack Obama's orders. The material picked up by intelligence agencies is typically classified. "Who released General Flynn's name?" he said. Schiff slammed Nunes, declaring that the chairman's surprise disclosure not only undermines his credibility, but could hinder the committee's ... Read More »

Facebook love tragedy: Court sentences killers of Cynthia Osokogu to death

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Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, had on January 12, during the adoption of the final written addresses by all the counsel in the case, fixed the date to deliver judgment. Major Frank Osokogu. She was a post-graduate student and the owner of a popular fashion store in Nassarawa State, Nigeria. They didn't even feel remorseful and even came to the court to tell lies. Read More »

First civilian victim named after London attack

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My thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of PC Keith Palmer. He crashed it into gates next to the Houses of Parliament before getting out and bursting through the entrance, stabbing PC Palmer before being shot dead at around 2.40pm. Read More »

British police identify parliament attacker as Khalid Masood

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The manager of a hotel where Masood stayed the night before he plowed his 4x4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer at Parliament said Friday that he seemed unusually outgoing and mentioned details about his family, including having a sick father. Read More »

Westminster attacker born Adrian Russell Ajao

It's not clear yet whether or not he'd had any contact with members of the terror group overseas, but Islamic State has claimed the British-born attacker was one of its "soldiers". She also said it would be wrong to describe the attack as "Islamic" extremism. "You couldn't go to his home in Birmingham on Friday because he would be at prayer", said the source, who Sky said met Masood in a professional capacity. Read More »

Potential 'smoking gun' might prove Obama admin spied on Trump

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Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly says he believes the tables are turning on President Donald Trump, amid Trump's ongoing wiretapping crusade against the Obama administration. It's accusing the president of the United States of violating the law. Trump also uses these attacks to change the subject from other stories he would like to bury - in this case, Russia. Read More »

Merkel to meet Trump in Washington

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The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump in Washington was postponed due to a coming snowstorm, media reports said. In January, Trump himself suggested to Germany's largest newspaper that a tariff on BMW imports could be in order. In addition to establishing a relationship with Trump and getting a firsthand read of the new White House dynamics, there are a wide range of issues that Merkel is expected to address. Read More »

New Durable Goods Orders Beat Estimates, Shipments Surge

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Economists had expected orders to climb by 1.2 percent compared to the 2.0 percent spike that had been reported for the previous month. USA financial markets were little moved by the data as investors awaited the outcome of a vote later on Friday on a Republican-sponsored bill to replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Dashcam Video Shows Tulsa Police Confrontation With Madison Dickson

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Dickson and an unidentified man approached a woman outside the store and demanded that she get out of her auto, police said, and Dickson shot the woman in the arm when she didn't move. She was wanted for two other incidents in the previous week, including pointing a gun at a movie theater employee who caught her stealing a license plate. Read More »

Backed Syrian force expects to attack Tabqa soon

The coalition was formed by former President Barack Obama in an effort to eliminate the threat from the terrorist organization. If the US military is on a mission to "demolish and destroy" ISIS - as President Donald Trump recently vowed to do - the USA -led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may offer a general idea of how that effort will unfold. Read More »

Durban, South Africa Officially Stripped Of 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, though, could be affected by whether the Federal Government backs a bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Calgary, which is also in Alberta. The government's refusal to accede to some of the demands made by the Commonwealth Games Federation at least gives the impression that it is finally handling taxpayers' money a bit more carefully. Read More »

Activist Rasmea Odeh to leave US

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The Israel advocacy group StandWithUs has slammed JVP for hosting Odeh, but the pro-BDS organization defended its decision earlier this month, saying it was "proud" to host Odeh and questioning the validity of her Israeli conviction. That bit of spin is challenged by aggressive steps prosecutors took in preparation for a new trial. In February 2015, a USA appeals court threw out the verdict, ruling the trial court had erred by not allowing Odeh to call an expert witness to testify about ... Read More »

Congressman Tom Suozzi to Vote Against Republican Health Care Plan

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On Wednesday the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report that said Arizonans, particularly older residents, would pay more under the house bill. The "death panel" is now close to a reality with the Republican bill. "I am going to take care of everybody". Although at that time he could not say whether he'd for sure vote for it given that it was not in its final form. Read More »

'Significant arrests' made in United Kingdom terror attack case

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Seven people arrested in London and Birmingham are being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. The fourth victim was PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death outside Parliament. He had been in the Metropolitan Police since 2001 and has a five-year-old daughter. The injured French were part of a group of high school students from Brittany in western France on a school trip to London . Read More »

China's PM voices support for free trade on Australia visit

Li's visit to Australia and New Zealand, which started late Wednesday, is the first by a Chinese premier in 11 years. It is conductive to better achieving mutual benefit and win-win, and contributing to the stability and development in the region and the world at large, Li added. Read More »

Coach Killed, Students Hurt After East Texas School Bus Crash

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The coach driving the bus steered toward a ditch to avoid a head-on collision, but the truck slammed into the side of the bus, causing it to roll over. "I have never seen something like this before", Marshall said. The bus was traveling southbound along Highway 271, about 10 miles north of Mt. Authorities say she was one of the two killed in the crash. Read More »

Bombay HC stays FIR against Kapil Sharma over illegal construction

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Should Kapil seek a personal hearing, the court said the BMC should give him one. Representing Sharma, senior counsel Ranjeet Thorat and Pradeep Thorat told the court that the notice issued to him under section 53 (7) of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MRTP) was vague and the civic body had filed a case with the local police based on it. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi returns from overseas after check- up

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The Indian NationalCongress president traveled to the U.S. on March 8. "Along with Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi has also returned to the country". Seven days back, after attending the swearing-in function of Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister, Rahul Gandhi left India to go with his debilitated mother who was undergoing treatment while Priyanka Gandhi Vadra remained in India. Read More »

Strike on Yemeni market kills 26

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Officials say the deal will need White House approval to go into effect. A senior USA official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to the Washington Post, said the Trump administration hopes to push back Iranian influence in Yemen. A coalition spokesperson was not immediately available to comment. The coalition has come under repeated criticism over civilian casualties in Yemen. Read More »

Twin blast hits Damascus, 25 killed

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday's bombing. U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura condemned the attack, which coincided with the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The head of the World Health Organization's emergencies program, Peter Salama, says resources to help the health care system are "stretched to the limit", citing security threats to health care workers and a lack of access to medicines and medical equipment. Read More »

Alexander Blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter

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He was convicted in 2013 by a court martial in Bulford, Wiltshire, and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 10 years. He will remain in prison until he is re-sentenced in the next few weeks. The killing happened five months into an six month tour of Helmand with 42 Commando. Blackman and his men said they believed that if they were captured by insurgents they'd be skinned alive or beheaded. Read More »

US, Saudi Arabia Ready To Tackle Iran's 'Destabilizing' Actions

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A senior Saudi adviser said the meeting "is considered a historical turning point in relations between both countries", and "restored issues to their right path". The launch of an inaugural girls' council in Saudi Arabia's al-Qassim province has sparked controversy, with a seemingly female-free panel at its unveiling. Read More »

Nigeria's Buhari returns home after London medical trip

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Though Buhari's return may provide some semblance of closure, lingering questions about his capabilities and the state of Nigeria's economy, have left a lasting cloud of uncertainty in the air. While in London, the president received visitors at his base in the British capital, and made telephone calls to dignitaries in Nigeria. Aides had to counter persistent rumours online that he was seriously ill or even dead, despite a series of photographs showing him meeting senior Nigerian politicians. Read More »

Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Record Low

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However, later on Monday morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testified before the the U.S. House of Representatives' permanent select committee on intelligence that it was, in fact, investigating whether associates of the president were in contact with Moscow during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »