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Trump sounds upbeat about North Korea summit

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American and North Korean officials met at the border between North and South Korea on Sunday in preparation for a possible North Korea-U.S. summit, as North Korea's Kim Jong Un was cited as reaffirming his commitment to meet with U.S. And over the last say 48 hours - maybe more - they fear that Donald Trump's administration is going to cancel the summit and that this will lead to a new escalation of tensions and probably war. Read More »

Cemeteries Asking For Volunteers To Set Out Flags For Memorial Day

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Who does all that grueling, but important, work? Scouts carried out the reading of "My Name is Old Glory" and the retirement of the U.S. Flag. Organizers say when it first started they were only able to do about 200 graves. Boy Scout Troop 59 out of Shinnston held their fifth annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. More than 250 flags will be raised, with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps following the raising ceremony. Read More »

R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims

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Despite that, they still ended up being intimate even if she did not want to and Kelly even recorded it on his iPad without consent! A woman has filed a lawsuit in NY against R. In the same year, a video emerged that allegedly showed Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Rodgers believes that Kelly was planning on bringing her into a group of women who travel with him...a group of women he "raises". Read More »

American Idol Season 16 Just Announced Its Big Winner

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After it was announced that it was Poppe who won, Hutchinson celebrated her win on Twitter . Poppe, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Iowa, claimed the Idol title over her 19-year-old beau, who is a musician from Dallas, Texas. He added of Poppe's win, "When I looked over at Maddie , I was like, 'I win either way.' I really do". "I know the song that's coming up". And for Caleb, even though he lost the singing competition, he said he won in another department - "I don't feel any ... Read More »

Profit before tax at Marks and Spencer plummets 62.1%

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It had meant to open 40 stores this financial year, but has cut that number to 25. The retailer reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million in the year to March 31 as it was dragged down by £321.1 million in costs linked to store closures. Read More »

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as First Woman to Lead the Central Intelligence Agency

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Number two Senate Republican John Cornyn said Haspel is well-liked within the CIA and will provide "objective, unbiased, and unvarnished intelligence" to the president and policymakers. Joe Donnelly (IN), Sen. But Haspel's nomination was contentious because of her role in a former Central Intelligence Agency program to brutally detain and interrogate terror suspects at covert sites overseas following 9/11. Read More »

Varanasi flyover collapse: Death toll rises to 16

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Rajnath takes stock of situation: Home Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the situation in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district where at least 18 people were killed when an under-construction bridge collapsed this afternoon. Adityanath had formed a three-member committee to investigate the incident. I pray that the injured recover soon. The senior engineer has been asked to complete the probe by Wednesday and submit a report to the government. Read More »

West Bengal panchayat elections: Repoll ordered in 568 booths

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Aggrieved by the violence that marked yesterday's panchayat polls in West Bengal, several candidates who were in the fray met State Election Commission (SEC) officials and demanded repolling in their booths . Incidents of violence, including arson and threats, were reported from across the state on Monday as 20 districts of West Bengal voted for the panchayat polls. Read More »

Modi to visit Russian Federation on May 21 for informal summit

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Calling it an important occasion, the Indian ministry's statement said that both leaders would also discuss their respective national priorities and bilateral issues. Last week, national security adviser Ajit Doval had visited Moscow and held talks with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. "This informal Summit in Sochi between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin is in keeping with the tradition of regular consultations between India and Russian Federation at the highest levels", the MEA ... Read More »

Justice Dept, FBI launch probe into Cambridge Analytica

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The FBI and the Department of Justice are investigating Cambridge Analytica , the now-defunct data firm involved in a massive data breach in March, The New York Times reported Tuesday . While this is yet another problem for Facebook that is already trying to deal with an eerily similar Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal , no one over at Facebook HQ is going to lose their sleep since they are making more money than ever. Read More »

World Bank denies reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered $4.9 billion to India

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Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors to cross the border and kill people in Mumbai ". "We should find out who laid the foundation of terrorism in the country", he asserted. In a new twist, Sharif reportedly told Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that he did not make comments on Pakistan's role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and said he was ... Read More »

Maharashtra: Police deployed in violence-affected area of Aurangabad; Sec 144 imposed

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Reports suggest that Police are suspecting the role of an independent corporator for instigating the violence. Clashes ensued between two groups allegedly after illegal water connection to a "religious place" was disconnected. More than a dozen people were taken into custody for interrogation, he said. The Police were unprepared for such a situation and the lack of full-time commissioner for nearly two months didn't help. Read More »

Warm With a Chance for Rain This Week

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Ryan McPike, a KMTV meteorologist, said today's chance for rain was considered slight. Rain totals reached a few tenths of an inch. Although Saturday will not be a washout, there could be several rounds of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Read More »

Britain condemns Iran attack on Israel

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Israel views Iran as its archenemy, citing Iran's calls for Israel's destruction, support for militant groups across the region and growing military activity in neighboring Syria. It is clear that the Iranian Regime must be stopped in Syria, in order to defend the Middle East as a whole. Lieberman said Israel was not seeking escalation on the Syrian front. Read More »

Exit polls give BJP clear edge over Congress in Karnataka

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With voting commencing at 7 am and ending at 6 pm, the government and security staff have to subsequently ensure that electronic voting machines (EVMs) are safely sealed and transported to a strongroom where they will be under round-the-clock guard ahead of counting day on May 15. Read More »

Pakistan imposes restrictions on movement of United States diplomats

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to brief reporters. A special plane, C-130, reached Noor Khan Airbase on Saturday to take along the accused diplomat, local media earlier reported, adding that the USA embassy had handed over the passport of the official to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration. Read More »

Israel protested in London on 70th Nakba anniversary

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The Israeli military said about 15,000 people participated in the protests. One Palestinian man was killed and 973 injured Friday during clashes between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers close to the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said. Read More »

White House refuses comment about Sadler's McCain remark

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The feedback had been made after McCain , who's battling mind most cancers, introduced his opposition to President Donald Trump's decide for CIA Director, Gina Haspel . "There are so many accolades I could heap on to John McCain , but I know John very well", he said. Sanders was requested repeatedly if President Trump bears accountability for setting the tone within the White Home. Read More »

United Kingdom apologises to Libyan dissident Belhaj over rendition

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Ms Boudchar and her son Abderrahim are due to attend the Attorney General's statement in Parliament, while Mr Belhaj will be holding a news conference in Istanbul shortly afterwards. Boudchar who was at parliament with her son to hear the apology, welcomed the verdict: "I thank the British government for its apology and for inviting me and my son to the United Kingdom to hear it. Read More »

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Could Bring 'Ballistic Projectiles' and Ashfall in Coming Weeks

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Together with the so-called ballistic blocks, which might be thrown round 0.6 miles away, specialists are warning that the volcano might spray pebble-sized stones miles round in addition to mud close by cities with ash. The greatest chance of rain could occur Thursday and Friday , forecasters said. Dr. Elizabeth Tam, a respiratory health specialist, said these levels are extremely high and potentially fatal. Read More »

Indian engineers abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban gunmen

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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over telephone and assured her that security forces are trying to release the abducted Indians from grip of kidnappers and ensure their security, the official Bakhtar news agency said. Read More »

George Zimmerman accused of criminal stalking in Florida

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As we reported earlier, Zimmerman threatened to feed Jay-Z to an alligator for his involvement in the documentary. The investigator said he texted Zimmerman and left him a single voicemail with the number of co-producer Mike Gasparro, who then received a call from Zimmerman. Read More »

YouTuber Earns Praise After Questioning Elon Musk During Tesla Earnings Call

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Musk caught wind of this and retweeted a story about it, along with a link from the movie Trolls , possibly because he knew he was about to troll Buffett on Twitter , big time. "Elon may turn things upside down in some areas". While he also asked what kind of candy followers would be interested in - most of that centered on some version of a Falcon 9 chocolate bar - he noted that he planned to build a moat and fill it with candy, expecting that Berkshire Hathaway leader and famed ... Read More »

Trump CIA nominee Gina Haspel reportedly offered to withdraw

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They stated Haspel, who's the performing director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was reassured that her nomination was nonetheless on monitor and won't withdraw . Haspel's confirmation is expected to be tenuous, with many Democrats voicing their opposition to her. Haspel's last-minute second-guessing of whether to maintain her bid is indicative of the uphill climb her nomination faces in Congress. Read More »

'Avengers: Infinity War' scores second best weekend 2 ever

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The Force Awakens , which earned $149.2 million in its second weekend, still holds the record for the biggest second weekend in North America. " Infinity War " only barely edged out Disney's " Star Wars: The power Awakens", which spanned the milestone in 12 days. Read More »

Trump claims knife crime turns London hospital into war zone

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President Donald Trump compared an unnamed London hospital to a "war zone" on Friday, saying despite tough gun laws in the United Kingdom, it has blood all over the floors from victims of knife attacks. Griffiths, who said he was treating stabbing victims "on a daily basis". The U.S. president plans a one-day stop in Britain as part of a working visit. Read More »