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BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya:Rahul

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In Nagaland , the right-wing party and its allies took almost half the seats and are poised to form the next government with the support of independent legislators. The victory, especially in Tripura, goes beyond electoral gains. The Congress failed to score a single seat in Tripura and Nagaland. The BJP secured 35 seats in the 60-member assembly while its ally IPFT, a tribal based party, has won eight seats. Read More »

High of 45 with strong winds in Boulder today

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According to the PPL outage map, close to 200 are still without electricity in the Harrisburg and West Shore areas, and about 250 are without power in Lancaster County. And Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 44. Wind chill values as low as -5. Friday: Partly sunny, high near 35. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Read More »

Trump says he's not afraid of the NRA. Prove it.

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The deadly shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, gave rise to a student-led movement organising the planned march in the nation's capital. Further, almost 90 percent of Americans support background checks for gun purchases. The incident also revealed an exceedingly rare divide between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence . Read More »

Chinese military not a threat, NPC spokesman says

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The Chinese Ministry of Finance past year said the defense budget would top 1 trillion yuan (US$145 billion) after the exact figure was initially kept out of documents released at the start of the annual legislative sessions. China on Sunday sought to allay fears over its grand multi-billion Belt and Road project , saying suspecting the initiative as Beijing's "geostrategic tool" is a "misinterpretation". Read More »

Egypt, Saudi join hands to face divisive regional interventions

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrival was confirmed by airport sources and the head of his private office. "President Sisi stressed that the Gulf security is an integral part of the Egyptian national security", Rady added. The day before Prince Mohammed's visit to Cairo, Egypt's top court dismissed all outstanding legal challenges to a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Meghalaya Election 2018 updates: Congress leading on 7 seats

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On being asked who the next chief minister of Meghalaya will be, NPP chief Conrad Sangma said "it will be revealed in the next half an hour". "We haven't decided who to support. Chief minister Mukul Sangma-led Congress party was leading in the Meghalaya assembly elections , according to initial trends by Election Commission. Read More »

Donald Trump suggests death penalty for opioid dealers

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Several advocates NPR contacted ahead of the summit said they hadn't seen as much action as they had hoped, especially in the area of making quality, scientifically sound treatment options more readily available. President Trump broached the idea of instituting the death penalty for drug dealers on Thursday, but stopped short of formally proposing it. "We're going to have a level playing field". Read More »

N. Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

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North Korea on Saturday expressed eagerness to hold talks with the United States "on an equal footing", official media said, rejecting a us demand to abandon nuclear weapons if the Asian nation wants to start bilateral talks. It demanded that Washington first accept it as a nuclear power before discussing ways of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. "If Washington continues to hang onto its sanctions and pushes ahead with the joint military drills, we will take our own method of ... Read More »

More Civilians Killed in Eastern Ghouta

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But while the air campaign has eased, fighting has intensified on the ground. Forces loyal to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad , have captured six villages and towns bordering the besieged rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, as hopes that a long-planned humanitarian convoy might enter the area were dashed again on Sunday. Read More »

Merkel, Trump discuss Syria cease-fire, Putin's new weapons

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Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller last month with an illegal "information warfare" scheme to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and assist Donald Trump. Nearly half of his almost two-hour speech was dedicated to the country's latest weaponry. "We know other countries tried to (manufacture the weapons) but presumably they did not succeed", he told local media in the Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic. Read More »

BJP Likely To Garner Public Opinion On 1 Nation, 1 Election

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BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said the pre-poll allies have got a "near simple majority" in the 60-member assembly while NDPP leader and three-time chief minister Neiphiu Rio said he was confident that their alliance will form the next government in Nagaland. Read More »

Tag: national security advisor

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Auto industry executive Stephen Biegun is reportedly the top candidate to assume McMaster's role. "General McMaster is not going anywhere", Sanders declared, adding "As the president said yesterday in the Oval Office to a number of the people, he thinks he is doing a great job and glad he is here". Read More »

High Wind Warning Issued For Friday Into Saturday Morning

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A stronger low-pressure system moves into the Atlantic with wrap-around circulation keeping mostly cloudy skies and a chance for snow showers across the region through the weekend. Monday: An 80 percent chance of rain and snow, high near 43. Saturday: Sunny, high near 47. Low: 20. Day: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers possibly mixing with rain showers in the afternoon. Read More »

Two Sierra snowboarders dead, one at Squaw Valley

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An Instagram video shows the rescue of one snowboarder buried in the snow for what the photographer said was six minutes. Two women and three men were eventually rescued from beneath the snow. The sheriff says Zhang was wearing a helmet when he was found at the resort south of Truckee, California. An additional foot of snow is expected by Saturday and an avalanche warning was issued for portions of the greater Tahoe area through Saturday morning. Read More »

US university shooting suspect in custody

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The university and local police said 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., of Plainfield, was taken into custody after being seen passing through the campus after midnight Saturday. Dr. George Ross, CMU president, commented that in the throws of spring break, with parents and students coming in and out, protocol in the residence hall may have been more relaxed. Read More »

John Kelly: I have 'nothing to even consider resigning over'

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He says Kelly practised "favouritism" by allowing individuals to work in high-level positions for a relatively long period of time without permanent clearances. Hicks announced Wednesday that she will be leaving the administration. Which is why - I think - when Kelly heard the accusations (or a part of the accusations) against Porter, he was inclined to ignore them. Read More »

Turkey resumes attacks against Afrin, killing 13

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On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Syria's Afrin region. In strongly worded statements to two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said a U.S. Read More »

China lashes out at U.S. over loosening of Taiwan travel rules

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The Senate unanimously passes the Taiwan Travel Act to strengthen bilateral ties. U.S. scholars warned Taiwan Thursday to think about the implications of the U.S. The government's official name is now Republic of China, and Beijing has never renounced using force to take over Taiwan if it moved decisively toward independence. Read More »

Neymar Undergoes Successful Surgery on Foot Injury

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They stated: "The operation is over, Neymar is already in his room". "A report will be made in six weeks to clarify the possible date of resumption of training". However, they are in danger of crashing out of the Champions League unless they overcome the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Read More »

Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak

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Thousands of Slovaks have been holding nationwide protest vigils in memory of a journalist and his fianceé, who were shot dead last Sunday. Police made seven arrests, including a businessman alleged to have links to the mafia in Italy and to officials close to Robert Fico, the Slovakian prime minister. Read More »

China appreciates Ghani's peace initiative towards Taliban

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However, Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, the Kabul government itself is deeply divided and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians are being killed every year. The U.S. "should recognize that they cannot achieve anything by force anymore, that peace has to be in their agenda and peace can only come with all the major powers and neighbors on board", said Karzai. Read More »

Venezuela Pushes Back Presidential Vote to Late May

Henri Falcon , a former governor and retired military officer, became the only major politician so far to take on socialist President Maduro, who leads the oil-rich country beset by a historic economic and political crisis. Many government supporters view him as a traitor for abandoning the party, while members of the opposition view his roots with suspicion. During his tour around Latin America in search of allies, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested his government was considering ... Read More »

Czech court releases Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim

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Following decision, Turkey's ambassador to Prague , Ahmet Necati Bigali, said: "We are not happy with this verdict". Those villages, the closest to the Turkish border, provide a land corridor between two different enclaves held by Turkey-backed FSA rebels, the city of Azaz and the corner of the Idlib Province. Read More »

Pinpointing winds, rain and snow

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SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. We will warm into the low and mid 60s this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. High near 47. Sunday Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. The best chance of seeing precipitation will be in the morning, then conditions will begin to clear this afternoon. Read More »

Saudi-led air strikes kill nine in Yemen

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Four Western powers have condemned Iran for allegedly violating an arms embargo on Yemen a day after Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations resolution taking aim at Tehran over the same issue. This doesn't recognise that the Iranian Regime is already dangerously destabilising Yemen through its support of the Houthis. In a bid to win Moscow's support, the draft that was vetoed had been weakened to simply "note with particular concern" the violation, which was reported to the council by ... Read More »

Trump Wants Kushner To Keep His Job Despite Clearance Issues

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Kushner, as a senior adviser to President Trump , has been using the interim clearance for more than a year, despite being the White House point man on the Middle East peace process. Jared Kushner looks for security clearance, Bill Morneau teaches sixth graders about gender equality, and testing your knowledge on Oscars trivia. He's had to amend his security clearance questionnaire several times to include meetings he's had with foreign nationals, including Russian agents. Read More »

Suspected militants attack Hurriyat leaders residence,cop injured

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This attack came hours after another police constable was shot dead in Badgam district. Singh succumbed to injuries at the Army's 92 Base Hospital here, a police spokesperson said . Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid expressed his pain at the "martyrdom" of the two policemen. The martyred security personnel has been identified as Constable Farooq Ahmad, said reports. Read More »

Large natural disaster rattles Papua New Guinea

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The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 89 kilometres southwest of Porgera early today in the Pacific island nation. "There seem to be quite a few reports of the quake being felt strongly", he said. "Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides that might have contributed to losses", the USGS said. Read More »

LOC ceasefire: Indian forces martyr Pakistani civilian

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A Pakistan Army spokesman said in a statement that defence attaches of the USA, the UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited the LoC in Rawalakot sector. Indian forces once again opened fire in Rawalakot/Satwal sector along the LoC today resulting in the martyrdom of a labourer, working at a crushing plant, at Poonch river bank. Read More »

Mexican president's US visit called off after border wall row with Trump

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The Post , citing unnamed US and Mexican officials, said Peña Nieto had meant to come to Washington , D.C.in February or March to meet Trump in America for the first time since the Trump's inauguration. Both during his campaign and as president, Trump has promised that that Mexico would pay for a wall along America's southern border. He added that the United States president was 'irritated and frustrated, ' because he believed that Peña Nieto was irrational. Read More »

Palakkad Police Arrests 16 Persons For Lynching Tribal Man

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The shabbily dressed man, who was living in the forest near Mukkali here for some months, used to be seen wandering in the area, police said. "Our ministry has sought a report from the chief secretary about the incident and the action taken by the state government", Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram told a television channel. Read More »

Switching to 'megaphone' diplomacy, Iran threatens to leave nuclear deal

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Iran, which the State Department has determined is the leading state sponsor of terror in the world, was one of the countries excluded. "I also believe that Iran isn't anywhere close to pulling out of the agreement", he added. In 2016, President Hassan Rouhani ordered the start of planning on the development of nuclear marine propulsion in reaction to what he called United States violations of the nuclear deal . Read More »

The Dropbox IPO is finally happening

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The big question is whether the company will achieve the $10 billion valuation it raised in the private markets. The filing does reveal a number of details about the company's userbase and growth, however, including that the service has 500 million registered users and that there's been a steady revenue increase over the last three years, despite seeing an overall loss. Read More »

US tightens sanctions on North Korea

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President Donald Trump has called the new set of sanctions the "largest ever" targeting North Korea. But it took the President almost 80 minutes to mention the sanctions - which he did only briefly - at the end of his free-wheeling speech. Read More »

At least 22 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on military base

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Spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand province, Omar Zwak, said one security person was killed and seven civilians injured in another suicide bomb attack near another military base in Helmand's capital city Lashkar Gah today. (G.N.S) Dt. 24 Kabul Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers and three others have been killed in multiple attacks across the country. A week earlier, militants had killed more than 20 people, including four Americans, in an attack on one of the city's top hotels. Read More »