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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released this week

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On March 2, Egypt's Court of Cassation cleared Mubarak of involvement over accusations he issued orders to kill peaceful protesters in the 2011 Arab Spring, meaning the deposed president could walk free. The revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy. Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal were sentenced to three years in prison in May 2015 for embezzling funds set aside for the maintenance of presidential palaces. Read More »

Royal Jordanian Airlines Pokes Fun At Trump's Laptop Ban

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Across the Atlantic early Tuesday, problems and confusion ensued. Under the new rules, passengers boarding flights to the United Kingdom from the countries affected will not be allowed to take any devices which are larger than a typical smartphone. Read More »

WWI British troops and liquor spree in Israel

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Toueg said: 'It seems that the soldiers took advantage of the respite given them to release the tension by frequently drinking alcohol'. They made the discovery while excavating a new highway near the central city of Ramle, where soldiers under the command of Field Marshal Edmund Allenby were garrisoned in 1917. Read More »

Group of militants killed in attempted attack on National Guard in Chechnya

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Russian forces returned fire, but six servicemen died and three sustained injuries, one of whom is in a serious condition after a blow to the head. The incident took place around 2.30 a.m. After the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, Chechnya quickly declared independence. It was the largest death toll in fighting in Chechnya in some time. Read More »

Supreme Court to turn paperless in 6-7 months

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There will be no need for appellants to file those records. The CJI, along with Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, gave this information when senior advocate Indira Jaising, who has filed a PIL seeking uniform guidelines on designating lawyers as senior, sought expeditious disposal of her plea by a larger bench. Read More »

The EU at 60

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We should always remember that the European Union has brought 60 years of peace and prosperity after centuries of wars. The EU is also increasingly active as a global security provider. "The commissioner is coming to Warsaw and trying to tell us: you have to do what the European Union decided, you have to take these migrants". The EU's relations with India were formalised in 1962 and were marked, for the first 3 decades, by development assistance and aid-for-trade.There has been a profound ... Read More »

Fill up vacancies before asking for more judges: SC

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With the memorandum of procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges finally in place, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said on Monday that appointments to constitutional courts needed to be undertaken on a war footing. Government had in August past year inserted a clause in the MoP that provides primacy to the Centre in rejecting any recommendation of the collegium without ascribing reasons, on the grounds of "national security". Read More »

GOP rep disputes CBO score on healthcare bill

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According to the CBO's projections, a set of amendments that House GOP leaders agreed to support Monday night would cut the federal deficit by $150 billion between 2017 and 2026. The original version of the American Health Care Act, as the bill is called, would have curbed the deficit by an estimated $337 billion in that period. Read More »

Abbas, Sisi agree to coordinate all steps for Mideast peace

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Abbas and Sisi met for the first time in 10 months in what several Egyptian and Palestinian media outlets dubbed a "reconciliation meeting". Relations between Cairo and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have been tense over a range of issues, including Egypt's contacts with Gaza's Hamas rulers and other factions that are at odds with Abbas' Palestinian Authority. Read More »

Confusion and fear: Theresa May's London attack escape

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The Westminster Bridge victims include a U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran, who was celebrating his wedding anniversary, and mother-of-two Aysha Frade, who worked in administration at a sixth-form school. His last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. Police continue to search five addresses and another 16 searches have concluded, in what Rowley said was a fast-moving and wide-ranging investigation. Read More »

Man killed in blast near Bangladesh's main airport

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Bangladesh Army's para commandos and SWAT force are combing the area to eliminate chances of another terrorist hiding in the vicinity. A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police. Read More »

Somali pirates release oil ship without getting ransom

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Puntland authorities have not issues an official statement, but sources confirmed preparations were underway to engage the pirates by force if they did not release the tanker and their hostages. This would be the first commercial pirate attack off Somalia since 2012, Steed said. It was not immediately clear who owned the ship or there it was flagged. Read More »

London attacker 'British-born', known to security services: May

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Paying tribute, principal Rachel Borland said she was "a highly regarded and loved member of staff" who would be "deeply missed" by everyone at the college. Vigi Sawdon, a former neighbour of Mrs Frade in Notting Hill, said: "If you can imagine one of the most upstanding members of society, that was her". Read More »

'Dal Main Kaala', Says Mamata Banerjee On BJP's Victory In Uttar Pradesh

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the federal government of India has not communicated with her government about its plan to sign the Teesta River water sharing deal with Bangladesh. Bengal would live by its history of brotherhood and no effort to divide the people on communal grounds would be tolerated she said. Incidentally the State police had recently started investigation against a highly-rated ED officer who had been investigating the Rose Valley case. Read More »

Staffordshire Police Chief Constable reassures people following London terror attack

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He said searches at five address were ongoing and 16 have finished. Xi said terrorism was the common enemy of the global community, and noted that China was firmly opposed to it, in all its forms. British police have released little detail about the man and what might have led him to carry out Wednesday attack. The number of armed officers remains at almost double strength in London in the wake of the attack, Rowley said, while extra police officers are also on patrol elsewhere in the UK. Read More »

Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue

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If I had answers for you I'd try to cure it, but I think we can ... they've just got to ... Fresh off a 3-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday, you would figure the Wild would come out & play inspired hockey. You should go out there, and they should get absolutely nothing unless they're working it around the end and throwing pucks at the net. "That's pretty well the bottom line". Read More »

Pelosi: 'Rookie Day' for Republicans

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Pelosi said a flawless health care bill has never passed Congress . Title I also includes the mandated coverage provision, which allows the government to impose a small fine on individuals who choose not to purchase health insurance as well as businesses that have 50 or more employees and do not offer coverage. Read More »

IN in spotlight again over health care reform

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But he said in a letter sent Thursday to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Ryan that he supports the bill "especially now that important changes to the legislation were announced this week". "I'm withholding judgment other than supporting the concept of repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a viable alternative". A week ago, Gov.Eric Holcomb said he was concerned about the repeal of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in the GOP's health care reform bill. Read More »

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father

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His father was today presenting the findings of hired aviation expert Tim van Beveren. The timing of the press conference, on the two year anniversary of the crash, angered victims' relatives, who were holding their own events to commemorate the tragedy. Read More »

Syrian army prepares counterattack ahead of talks

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Government bombardment of rebel-held areas around the capital has increased after jihadists and allied rebels launched a surprise attack on Damascus last week. At the helm of the offensive is the Tahrir al-Sham alliance, led by the former al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. Militant groups fighting under the banner of the so-called Free Syrian Army are reportedly involved in the offensive. Read More »

'Beijing not seeking to militarise South China Sea'

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He says a closer relationship with China "need not and must not be at the expense of relations with the US". "We stand ready to work with other countries to support economic globalization and free trade, improve the global governance system and facilitate progress of mankind", Li said in the article. Read More »

Remember, clocks forward this weekend

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Proposals to keep the clocks at least one hour ahead of GMT all-year round have been debated frequently in parliament but never implemented. A good way to remember which it is, is to think of the phrase, "Spring forward and fall back". They also said it would increase supplies available for manufacturing the war effort during WW1. Changing the clocks in France dates back to the oil price crisis in 1973-74 although clocks were changed in the United Kingdom during the First World War to save ... Read More »

In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education

The federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act guarantees a "free appropriate public education" to all students with disabilities. He went on to make better progress in a private school. "For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to sitting idly.awaiting the time when they were old enough to 'drop out'". Read More »

LI representatives split in GOP health care bill decision

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Sensing there wasn't enough support as constituted to pass the American Health Care Act, the House postponed a much-anticipated vote that was slated for tonight. "There are not enough votes as of 1:30 (1730 UTC) today", Mark Meadows, head of the conservative Freedom Caucus, told reporters after a meeting with Trump and other lawmakers on Thursday. Read More »