• Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

But Thursday's ruling also means the sect's Russian assets - including its St. Petersburg headquarters and almost 400 chapters - will become state property, according to the Tass news agency. "The main problem that we face now is misuse of the anti-extremism law. We respect government, and we are politically totally neutral", said Yaroslav Sivuls...

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  • French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote
French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

The men, both French, one born in 1987 and the other in 1993, are "suspected of wanting to commit, in an imminent way, a violent action on the eve of the French presidential election", the minister said. A hologram of French Left party leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Jean-Luc Melenchon speaks to supporters who gathere...

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  • U.S. weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts
U.S. weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

A Saudi military Black Hawk helicopter has crashed in Yemen, killing at least 12 military personnel, Saudi's SPA news agency reported on Tuesday. The coalition gave no details on how the aircraft was brought down. To that end, Mr Mattis has asked for the lifting of restrictions imposed by that former president Barack Obama on arms sales to the ...

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  • 22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses
22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

Security Forces Headquarters (West) commander Major Gen Sudantha Ranasinghe is leading the rescue operation. Authorities say the number of dead and missing has risen from the collapse of a massive garbage mound in Meetotamulla. Footage filmed by the BBC on Saturday showed people continuing to dump rubbish at Meethotamulla. "But they brought the...

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  • Presidential election sees upheaval but no change in outlook
Presidential election sees upheaval but no change in outlook

Far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen waves to supporters at the end of her speech during a meeting in La Bazoche Gouet, central France , Monday, April 3, 2017. He has resisted calls to step down and hit out a "conspiracy" against him but shows no sign of recovering in the polls as the scandal over thousands of euros of p...

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  • Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base
Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

The seder, held Monday on the first night of Passover in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, continued a custom begun by President Barack Obama. Bannon came onto the campaign in August at the same time as Kellyanne Conway (left). Given Trump's comments about Bannon, you wonder if he's in an itchy mood and looking...

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  • Man tied to Army jeep in Kashmir allegedly to avoid stone pelting
Man tied to Army jeep in Kashmir allegedly to avoid stone pelting

The DGP said an FIR has also been lodged after a video surfaced in which an ITBP personnel was seen shooting right in the head of a stone-pelting protester outside a polling station in same area. "Since 1989 the phenomenon of using human shields in Kashmir continues unabated", Parvez posted on Facebook. However, our jawans have shown patience even ...

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  • White House decides against releasing visitor records
White House decides against releasing visitor records

This decision, which the administration says will save taxpayers money while cutting down on security and privacy risks, has drawn fast criticism from open government advocates. "This week, we sued the Trump administration to make sure they would continue to release the logs". In addition to the things Trump and his administration have done to ...

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  • Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

The government move, which Mr Capriles, 44, announced on Friday, effectively prevents him from running against Mr Maduro in next year's general election. The rulings by the court, which has consistently ruled in Maduro's favor during the crisis, drew worldwide criticism of Maduro's camp. The court later reversed the rulings after an global outcry...

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  • Adrian Peterson to visit New Orleans Saints today
Adrian Peterson to visit New Orleans Saints today

Peterson likely is hoping the third time is a charm. The 2012 NFL MVP, Peterson played in only three games last season because of a torn meniscus he sustained on September 18 and then an adductor strain he suffered in his first game back on December 18.

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  • Russian Federation knew Syrian chemical attack was coming
Russian Federation knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

The chemical attack deaths have been widely blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but Russia, Assad's most powerful ally, denied the regime carried out the attack . He said Moscow has lots of questions about the "very ambiguous" and "contradictory" ideas emanating from Washington. Russian Federation had welcomed the election o...

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  • European Union takes tough stance on May's Brexit demands
European Union takes tough stance on May's Brexit demands

May repeated that phrase four times in her six-page letter formally triggering Article 50 Wednesday, underscoring the importance that she places on implementing what she called a new "deep and special partnership" before the United Kingdom breaks free from the bloc.

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  • North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

A US Navy strike group will reportedly move toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons programme. Abe conveyed to his USA counterpart Japan's support for "the US resolve to fulfill its responsibility to prevent the proliferation and use of chemical weapons", according to a Japan...

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  • Conte has released Chelsea star Hazard!
Conte has released Chelsea star Hazard!

Tottenham also took a back step closer to booking their spot in next season's Champions League, after Mauricio Pochettino's side scored three late goals to beat Swansea City last night. "We will remember this season if we win". But I think we suffered as a team in the right way. But Arsenal , who returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over We...

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  • Possible terror link in deadly NSW service station attack
Possible terror link in deadly NSW service station attack

The man was assisted but died at the scene. Police are now hunting two teenage boys who they believe may be able to assist them. Members of the public are urged not to approach the teens if they locate them, but to contact Triple zero (000) immediately.

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  • James Brokenshire plays for time in Northern Ireland. Will it work?
James Brokenshire plays for time in Northern Ireland. Will it work?

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire told the House of Commons that: "In the absence of devolved government, it is ultimately for the United Kingdom Government to provide for political stability and good governance". After the elections in early March, the DUP remained the largest party in the 90-member Northern Ireland Assembly, with 28 ...

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  • Ducks beat Flames 3-1, but lose Fowler to injury
Ducks beat Flames 3-1, but lose Fowler to injury

T.J. Brodie's long pass from Calgary's zone freed Johnny Gaudreau for a breakaway but Gibson used his glove to deflect Gaudreau's wrist shot before falling on the puck 7:03 into the game. The Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks take to the ice having cemented their spot in the playoffs in a game which could be a playoff preview. Frolik tipped Giord...

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  • Susan Rice sought 'detailed spreadsheets' on Trump aide calls
Susan Rice sought 'detailed spreadsheets' on Trump aide calls

There he viewed computer systems within the National Security Council that included the logs of Ms. Rice's requests to unmask USA persons. Her role in requesting the identities of Trump transition officials adds an important element to the dueling investigations surrounding the Trump White House since the president's inauguration.

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  • Texas deputy constable fatally shot after arriving for work
Texas deputy constable fatally shot after arriving for work

A manhunt is underway for the killer; police said they had several leads. The body of Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood is escorted to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Monday, April 3, 2017 , in Houston .

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  • Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly
Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

The problem for President Trump, former Speaker Boehner, current Speaker Paul Ryan and establishment Republicans like North Dakota's Representative Cramer is that Freedom Caucus opposition to their dime store Democrat policies is not about "governing", it is about "representing" what their constituents want the federal government to do or not do.

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  • Trump says Flynn right to ask for immunity
Trump says Flynn right to ask for immunity

It's a strategy that may be making the challenges more intractable by the hour. Former national security advisor Michael Flynn - wants to tell **his** story - but only with immunity. A Democratic source said that Democrats on the intelligence committee are resistant to the offer. When asked whether the President thought that Mike Flynn was g...

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  • Excise dept orders closure of liquor shops near highways
Excise dept orders closure of liquor shops near highways

However, the court relaxed the ban on the location of liquor shops by reducing it to 220 metres in respect of municipal/local bodies with 20,000 or less population falling along the highways. "The Supreme Court order states that no shops for sale of liquor shall be visible from national or state highway and when it says visibility, they have not me...

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  • Trump Convenes Panel On Empowering Women In Business
Trump Convenes Panel On Empowering Women In Business

Last week, the Trump announced that she would take an office in the West Wing and would not be paid but would remain an informal adviser without a job description. Her comments echoed those of the President, who had previously taken to Twitter to condemn clothing retailer Nordstrom after they made a decision to top stocking Ms Trump's clothing, Mar...

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  • Sean Spicer Tells Reporter to 'Stop Shaking Your Head'
Sean Spicer Tells Reporter to 'Stop Shaking Your Head'

Two and a half months in you got this Yates story today, you got other things going on, you got Russian Federation, you got wiretapping..." He said every official that's been briefed on the matter has said there's no sign of "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Number of Billionaires Around the World Rises 13% in 2017
Number of Billionaires Around the World Rises 13% in 2017

Top on the Singapore's list again are property magnates Robert and Philip Ng, the brothers who own hotel and mall conglomerate Far East Organisation and Sino Land. The $14.8bn jump in his wealth comes in the year Donald Trump was elected US President, leading to an equity rally in the US and other developed markets.

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