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Pakistan's senate election seen as a bellwether for Shahbaz Sharif

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PML-N leader Zaeem Qadri, while speaking to the media outside the Parliament, said that members of the party would prove that Nawaz Sharif does not need a title to run the party. Rukhsana Zuberi and Dr Sikandar Mandhro won the technocrat seats while Anwar Lal Dean won the seat for minorities. He also underlined the significance of his party managing to bag six seats in the Upper House. Read More »

Cardinal Pell returns to court to fight sexual offence charges

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He was charged by detectives from Victoria Police's Sano taskforce in June previous year and was granted leave by the Pope to return to Australia from the Vatican to fight the charges. One of charges was withdrawn on Friday, reportedly because the accuser died. Pell arrived 40 minutes before proceedings were to begin. Richter did not say what type of assistant would accompany Pell and no other details were available. Read More »

George Mitchell in warning over hard Irish border

Labour's shadow secretary of state for Scotland Lesley Laird said: "The Scottish Government needs to publish the areas of dispute it has with the UK Government over the EU Withdrawal Bill so the public can understand how we have got into this mess". Read More »

Venezuela's Presidential Election moved back To May

Thursday's date change came after an attempt to move up the regional votes to coincide with the presidential poll was quashed by the country's electoral commission . Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters that Thursday's agreement with Falcon's Progressive Advance party, and some other movements, was evidence of a reconciliatory spirit that undercut foreign criticism of autocratic rule in Venezuela . Read More »

Python Caught Eating Deer in SWFL

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That python weighed 31.5 pounds, and experts say the Burmese pythons can even get much bigger than that. Burmese pythons are a non-native species to North America that have established a population in South Florida due to the pet trade. The Burmese python is not native to the Americas. Last month, hundreds of adult Burmese pythons were caught in southwest Florida during this cull. When they later weighed the snake and its prey separately, they discovered that the fawn actually weighed more ... Read More »

Pakistani lawmakers begin secret vote for 52 Senate seats

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Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhary Nisar on Saturday has said that government institutions should play a practical role to tackle horse-trading during Senate elections. Pakistani political analysts say that by working with allied politicians in the Senate, PML-N should have de facto control of the 104-seat chamber. Read More »

Pakistan bans screening of Anushka Sharma starrer 'Pari'

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The captain recently watched wifey's Anushka's latest outing 'Pari' and had the best reaction ever. The actress will not be seen as a ghost as she did in her previous film " Phillauri ", but if reports are to believed, she will be seen as a possessed person and an abuse victim. Read More »

Russian Federation and Syria clash with USA and West on Syria ceasefire

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AFP reporters saw no movement at the Wafideen checkpoint through which would-be evacuees were told to exit the Eastern Ghouta enclave that the government lost in 2012 and has besieged nearly ever since. 22, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. The Syrian regime has accused the Islamist and jihadist groups inside Ghouta of sabotaging the initiative by shelling the designated humanitarian corridors to hold civilians as human shields. Read More »

Wounded Palestinian Teen Cousin of Activist Released Following Arrest in West Bank

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The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, revealed on Monday evening the truth behind the injury to Palestinian Arab teen Mohammed Tamimi last December. Another member of the extended Tamimi family in Nabi Saleh, Bilal, recorded video during the overnight raid on the village which showed the occupation forces spraying parts of the town with foul-smelling liquid meant to be used to disperse crowds. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce steps down as Australia's deputy PM

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Earlier this week, allegations surfaced that Joyce had drunkenly pinched a woman's buttock at a 2011 event, a claim that he he called defamatory . After leaving his wife of 24 years and mother of his four daughters, Natalie Joyce, he and Ms Campion now live rent-free in an apartment owned by a wealthy political donor. Read More »

Large increase in the Ohio River flood crest

How much more water can we expect? Rains have been occurring over the region for the past many days. Weather service forecasters say more rain is expected through Saturday , ranging from less than an inch in northern IL to 3 to 4 inches in far southern IL. Read More »

After a year, Trump holds firm grip on conservative movement

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Trump said that despite his pledges to take some action on gun control from earlier in the week, he is still a firm supporter of the right to bear arms. "Keep it going", Trump said. Trump saw himself on the big screen next to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland and made a decision to address his hair problem, gesturing to show how he tries to part his hair to cover the top and back of his head. Read More »

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

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Anyone who retained McArthur to do landscaping work or has information has been asked to contact the Toronto police team dedicated to the investigation at 416-808-2021 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. "I have no evidence that would tell me that anybody else was involved in this", he said. Navaratnam, 40, was reported missing in 2010 after last being seen leaving the now-defunct Zipperz nightclub in the heart of Toronto's Gay Village. Read More »

Pence Covered A Lot Of Ground In His Big CPAC Speech

Saul Alinsky would have been proud. As the CEO of the National Rifle Association since 1991, Wayne LaPierre has been front and center in the national debate about gun control , which has grown increasingly rancorous amid a rise in mass shootings during his tenure, particularly in schools. Read More »

California school guard acted on student's shooting threat

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Since the Florida school shooting on February 14, there have been 19 school-related threats in L.A. County that have been reported to the department's Criminal Intelligence Bureau, according to McDonnell. He later added that the guns found in this case were "readily available" and not locked away. School threats on the rise nationwide since the Florida shooting include dozens on social media, about 10 incidents where a gun was brought to school and 22 bomb threats, said Amy Klinger, director ... Read More »

Confidant of PM turns state witness

The former director of the communications ministry under Mr. Netanyahu, Shlomo Filber , agreed to testify about whether he organized positive media coverage for the leader on a news website, the person said. Last week, police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for fraud, breach of trust and bribery in two other cases. Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu over accepting almost $300,000 in gifts from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer. Read More »

Senators Urge Trump to Rejoin TPP

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The destiny of the trade pact was cast into doubt late past year after Trump pulled the US out. But the most recent analysis of the new TPP - known by the acronym CPTPP - predicts lower USA imports into Canada. "The strategy that we put in place in Government with the other TPP countries was to do the deal, hold back a lot of the things the U.S. wanted to entice them back to the party". Read More »

A2 shares soar 25%, making it NZ's biggest listed company

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A2 Milk says A1 and A2 proteins affect digestion differently, and its products may benefit people who experience discomfort from drinking cow's milk. A joint packaging facility will also be explored, as well as development of A1 protein free milk pools in New Zealand and Australia. Read More »

NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita affecting New Zealand

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New Zealand's Christchurch and two other districts declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gita slammed into the South Island. Air New Zealand has cancelled numerous outgoing flights due to the threat posed by ex-cyclone Gita. "Even though the deep low pressure system moves away from us early on Wednesday, the effects of Gita will last a few more days, with further rain likely about central New Zealand until Thursday", said Lisa Murray at MetService ... Read More »

Turkish General Staff: Over 1610 'neutralized' so far in Afrin operation

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After saying that the kind of poison used is unknown so far, the hospital director noted that four of those affected are stable, while the two others are in critical health condition. While the Kurds have provided the bulk of the ground troops for the US -led coalition battling the Islamic State militant group, Turkey considers them violent separatists and a threat to its national security. Read More »

Attorney for prominent law firm charged with lying in US Russia probe

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Manafort, a former campaign chair for the Trump campaign, has been already been charged with conspiracy and money laundering. Van Der Swaan was charged with a criminal information, which typically precedes a guilty plea. While there was evidence to suggest they were trying to help the Trump campaign and disparage the Clinton campaign, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein noted that no American knowingly colluded with the defendants and that their actions did not affect the election results. Read More »

Trump Blames Obama For Not Doing Enough About Russia Meddling

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On Monday, Goldman posted a similar message to his fellow Facebook employees. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stressed on ABC's "This Week" that the indictment was not the end of the Mueller probe. The question of whom they should believe - the president or his advisers - has befuddled European officials. In January 2016, the USA agreed to settle an Iranian claim, paying the $400 million and committing to follow up and pay $1.3 billion in interest, for a total of $1.7 billion. Read More »

Do not test our resolve: Netanyahu to Iran's smooth-talking foreign min

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The prime minister has always been concerned about Iran's influence in the Middle East and warned that the country's power is growing as militant groups like ISIS lose territory . "It's not a better place". Kerry dismissed Netanyahu's assertion that Iran would be on its way to having a nuclear arsenal in 10 years. Saying he had "a message to the tyrants of Tehran " during a speech at the Munich Security Conference, he warned: "Do not test Israel's resolve". Read More »

Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan

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A group that calls itself the local wing of the Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility. The assailant was identified as a 22-year-old man local to the region, the TASS news agency said, citing the investigative committee. Read More »

India, Iran agree to eliminate 'forces that support terror'

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The two sides inked nine pacts, which included a lease contract between Iran's Port and Maritime Organization and India's Ports Global Limited (IPGL) to take over operation of existing facilities at the Shahid Beheshti Port - Phase 1 of Chabahar - for 18 months. Read More »

Pakistan court sentences Zainab's killer to death on four counts

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Imran was arrested in January, two weeks after he raped and killed 7-year-old Zainab Ansari and threw her body on to a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur. Ali has reportedly confessed to all the eight attacks. The horror of Zainab's killing in January was brought home for Pakistanis by a photo of her that went viral on social media, showing the smiling girl in her favourite bright pink coat, with a pink barrette holding back her hair. Read More »

What's next for acting President Cyril Ramaphosa?

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The 65-year-old was confirmed as the country's new leader on Thursday just hours after his scandal-plagued predecessor Jacob Zuma finally resigned. He spoke these words in October 2001, four months after he formed Kenya's first coalition Cabinet by including members of the then opposition National Democratic Party in the government. Read More »