• Australian judge sentences Canadian 'cocaine babe' to 8 years in jail
Australian judge sentences Canadian 'cocaine babe' to 8 years in jail

She blamed her actions on a desire to take selfies "in exotic locations and post them on Instagram to receive likes and attention". But the plot was uncovered when police found the drugs in cabins on the ship after it docked in Sydney in August 2016 following a round-the-world trip.

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  • Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

On Tuesday night, media outlets including The Associated Press reported that Pompeo recently traveled in secret to North Korea to meet with Kim ahead of a U.S. Donald Trump hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago estate. And right from the beginning we hit it off. Trump expressed optimism Wednesday, saying that officials ha...

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  • North Country reps hammer Cuomo order to allow parolees right to vote
North Country reps hammer Cuomo order to allow parolees right to vote

Cuomo said that he had asked lawmakers to change the law, but he did not get needed support in the Senate. Cuomo signed the executive order later Wednesday afternoon. This week, The Hill reported Nixon was beginning to gain on Cuomo, although The Siena College poll still puts her a way behind the incumbent.

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  • Bekir Bozdag: emergency state will not affect Turkey's elections
Bekir Bozdag: emergency state will not affect Turkey's elections

What is the rush? The two met a day after Bahçeli made a call to hold presidential and parliamentary elections earlier than the scheduled date, saying "it has become too hard to get to November 3, 2019 with stability and equilibrium under the current circumstances, with Turkey suffocated by discussions about [the administrative] system".

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  • First Democrat backs Pompeo making confirmation as secretary of state likely
First Democrat backs Pompeo making confirmation as secretary of state likely

During this call, Conway and Cotton both largely expressed their confidence in Pompeo's abilities, and that he would be confirmed. Another undecided, Democratic Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, is not expected to return to the Senate before the vote. Cotton singled out Sens. He mentioned Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Hei...

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  • US ZTE ban sparks Chinese to rally around company
US ZTE ban sparks Chinese to rally around company

The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling telecommunications equipment to ZTE after the firm allegedly did not live up to the terms of an agreement that had been worked out after it illegally shipped telecom equipment to Iran and North Korea.

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  • Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier
Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

He had begun the process of suing both over the "Trump Dossier", a generally unverified document of opposition research that Fusion created and BuzzFeed published. "Today's news suggests that Donald Trump's personal lawyer no longer thinks an attack on the free press is worth his time". BuzzFeed published the dossier in January 2017 and ...

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  • Manafort seeking dismissal of charges
Manafort seeking dismissal of charges

Rosenstein brought up the Mueller probe himself and assured the president he was off the hook during a sitdown at the White House last Thursday, news that headed off the president's rising anger over the investigation, the news service said , citing a pair of sources.

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  • Virginia foresters heading to Oklahoma amid life-threatening wildfire weather
Virginia foresters heading to Oklahoma amid life-threatening wildfire weather

National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger said such conditions haven't been seen in at least a decade. Wind gusts of 40 miles per hour (64 kph) are forecast, half as strong as on Tuesday. kilometers) near Leedey, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City and another blaze that's burned almost 68,000 acres (275 sq. kilom...

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  • Ariana Grande's Cryptic Tweet Has Got Everyone Confused
Ariana Grande's Cryptic Tweet Has Got Everyone Confused

Grande's brother and mom also rocked clothing reading " no tears left to cry ", and eagle-eyed fans spotted their favourite singer sporting the same sweater. This teaser, that could very well be a full project rather than just a single, comes after her 2016 album Dangerous Woman that featured Nicki Minaj , Lil Wayne , Future , and Macy Gra...

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"Black Panther" ends 35-year public cinema ban in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has launched its first commercial movie theatre, ending a almost 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernise the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. But in 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information announced that cinemas would be allowed to operate at the beginning of 2018. The Vision project seeks...

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  • Sean Hannity 'Seems to Get Away With Whatever He Wants'
Sean Hannity 'Seems to Get Away With Whatever He Wants'

Hannity, an outspoken supporter of Trump, has been a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. He's never received an invoice from Cohen. " Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter". I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen-he's ...

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  • US, France, Britain launch new United Nations bid for Syria chemical weapons probe
US, France, Britain launch new United Nations bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

The President was reportedly persuaded by Mattis to focus on Syria's chemical weapons capabilities, although he and Haley were eager for the talks to consider strikes on Russian and Iranian targets. They came from the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, homing in from three directions to overwhelm whatever missile defenses Assad's ...

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  • PM Narendra Modi in Sweden for first bilateral visit in 30 years
PM Narendra Modi in Sweden for first bilateral visit in 30 years

It will be a high-level dialogue, where the two leaders would review the bilateral agenda, and how the same can be strengthened and diversified. The leaders noted that the unique strengths of India and the Nordic countries offer huge opportunities for trade and investment diversification and mutually beneficial collaboration, the statement said...

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  • American Companies Banned from Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE
American Companies Banned from Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE

Nevertheless, the American government's concerns with ZTE has been known for some time, and has ostensibly picked up in recent months. According to the Financial Times , the ban is set to last seven years. "We are in a complicated global situation", Yin said in an open letter circulated online, warning that the company faces "twists and turn...

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  • After Trump Drama, New Pence National Security Aide Steps Down
After Trump Drama, New Pence National Security Aide Steps Down

The joint operation was in response to a suspected chemical attack in the city of Douma last week. Pence spoke while in Peru about 18 hours after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched 105 missiles at three facilities connected to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his purported April 7 chemical attack on civilians, in t...

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  • Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network
Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network

The endorsement from the small but influential party was expected after Cuomo pulled out of the running late Friday as union leaders split over whom the party should endorse. In a recent video she posted, Nixon explained: "I believe it is time for NY to follow the lead of eight other states and D.C., and legalize recreational marijuana ".

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  • Congress playing dirty politics over rape issue: BJP
Congress playing dirty politics over rape issue: BJP

Speaking on the rape incident in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, Lekhi said, "This is a 10-month-old case". A video clipping of the two relishing on sandwiches and chips went viral on social media and was broadcast by television channels, even as embarrassed state BJP leaders kept mum.

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  • Teachers 'walk-in' for raises, school funding
Teachers 'walk-in' for raises, school funding

It was a surprising shift in tone from the governor, who has repeatedly rejected teachers' demands for a raise and school funding. Under the proposal , average teacher pay would go from about $49,000 a year to over $58,000 by the start of 2020.

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  • Criminal investigation into Trump lawyer's business dealings began months ago
Criminal investigation into Trump lawyer's business dealings began months ago

The report also delved into how Cohen, a New York City native, rose to prominence in the city and eventually became close to Trump and his family. Jake Tapper addressed the Cohen chill-session on CNN Friday afternoon, noting he was "sitting outside his hotel, hanging out, not a care in the world, even though he is under criminal investigatio...

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  • LeBron James' playoff mission never changes: Go out and 'try to dominate'
LeBron James' playoff mission never changes: Go out and 'try to dominate'

Another fan agreed with the idea and said: "the real MVP @KingJames the numbers prove it, you guys are given Harden the MVP out of pity". Cleveland enters the postseason in a similar situation as last season, lacking home-court advantage throughout, but still considered the Eastern Conference favorite by most.

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  • Narendra Modi hits out at Congress over defence paralysis
Narendra Modi hits out at Congress over defence paralysis

Inaugurating Defexpo 2018 near Mahabalipuram on East Coast Road, Modi said that India had seen how the " laziness, incompetence or perhaps some hidden motives " can cause damage to the nation. Modi said the Defence Procurement Procedure has been revised with many specific provisions for stimulating growth of the domestic defence industry.

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  • Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's second testimony to Congress
Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's second testimony to Congress

When Lujan, a Democrat, asked how many data points the company has for an average user, Zuckerberg could not confirm a precise number. Questioning was considerably more aggressive and informed on Wednesday than at a five-hour hearing on Tuesday before two Senate committees.

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  • Severe weather threat Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning
Severe weather threat Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning

By Saturday the front moves away and we are looking for sunny and dry weather for the weekend. Forecasters expect Saturday to be a washout and are concerned flooding and severe storms could come with it. Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is always available on the WECT Weather App! We'll keep mostly cloudy skies Saturday and Sunday ...

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  • Putin, Netanyahu speak, discuss Syria
Putin, Netanyahu speak, discuss Syria

Netanyahu's office also released a statement saying that "the Prime Minister talked by telephone with the Russian President Vladimir Putin this evening" and the Israeli leader "reiterated that Israel will not allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria ".

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  • Woman 'decapitated boyfriend' then screamed 'Let me get my heads' when arrested
Woman 'decapitated boyfriend' then screamed 'Let me get my heads' when arrested

Roena Cheryl Mills , 41, was arrested last week in Relation to the passing of her boyfriend, Bo White. Roena Chery Mills, from West Virginia , was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend, 29-year-old Bo Allen White .

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  • Oklahoma teachers extend walkout to second week
Oklahoma teachers extend walkout to second week

The marchers are mostly women, and they have formed a tight bond. We have to stand strong. "There were more than 1,400 people who marched". West Virginia teachers were on strike for nine consecutive school days. Jorgenson and Jo Lynn Carbbe are both lifelong teachers and experienced protestors over education funding. "This year's education ...

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  • Israeli military finds two explosive devices planted on Gaza border
Israeli military finds two explosive devices planted on Gaza border

His death, along with the other recent casualties, seemed likely to draw renewed criticism from rights groups that have branded Israel's open-fire orders on the border as unlawful, after Israel's defense minister warned that those approaching the fence were risking their lives.

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  • Trump will again skip the White House correspondents' dinner
Trump will again skip the White House correspondents' dinner

The White House Correspondents' Association confirmed Friday that Trump will not attend the April 28 dinner, but noted that the president will "actively encourage" administration officials to go to the event. Just hours after the WHCA announced the president's decision, he tweeted , "Do people really believe this stuff?" Cabinet members and st...

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  • President's insensitive remarks about Trump Tower fire
President's insensitive remarks about Trump Tower fire

Brassner was a friend of the late artist Andy Warhol and is mentioned several times in the legendary New Yorker's 1989 autobiography, The Andy Warhol Diaries . That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. When asked to comment on the President's tweet, Nigro said the building "sure stood up quit...

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  • Trump Throws His Notes In The Air To Reiterate Mexicans Are Rapists
Trump Throws His Notes In The Air To Reiterate Mexicans Are Rapists

If she had known it would go only halfway across Mexico, she said , she would have tried to work in Tapachula and save money for the journey. "Lopez Obrador could capitalize more on this than any other", Washington-based Eurasia Group analyst Carlos Petersen said in an interview .

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  • Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit
Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

In addition to back-channel discussions, American and North Korean officials have also met in a third country to hammer out the specifics for the unprecedented summit, CNN reported . White House officials have not said where the Trump-Kim summit will be held. US officials were anxious South Korea may have hyped up Kim's openness to putting a d...

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  • Venkat Rahul Ragala adds 4th gold to India's weightlifting haul at CWG
Venkat Rahul Ragala adds 4th gold to India's weightlifting haul at CWG

The Canadian national basketball team on Saturday defeated the Nigerian national male basketball team, D'Tigers, 82-67 points at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia . Just 21, Rahul, who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total weight of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top. The badminton team th...

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  • India bans crypto-currency trades
India bans crypto-currency trades

Technically, neither the RBI nor the government has banned digital currencies. The central bank, however, clarifies that it will continue to promote the use of blockchain in financial services for strengthening transparency and improving inclusion.

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  • NY attorney general investigates after police kill black man holding metal pipe
NY attorney general investigates after police kill black man holding metal pipe

The Washington Post reported that police confronted Vassell in response to several 911 calls about a man brandishing what callers reportedly believed was a gun in the area where he was fatally shot . Monahan held up an image of the scene captured seconds before the officers approached Vassell , and said surveillance video along the street co...

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