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Mark Zuckerberg resisting British lawmakers' call to testify despite summons threat

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The investigation is making good on Mark Zuckerberg's March promise to find other apps like Cambridge Analytica-i.e., ones that collected data not just from Facebook users who signed up for the apps, but also all of their friends. Last month, Tajani sent a letter to Zuckberberg demanding he appear before MEPs from the LIBE Committee, and the Legal Affairs (JURI), Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and Industry (ITRE) Committees. Read More »

The Americans spoke about the opening of the Crimean bridge

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Found a spelling error? Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, drawing sanctions and prompting a deterioration in ties with the West. "This constitutes another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russian Federation", said a spokesman for the office of the EU's foreign policy service. Read More »

Former Student Shot After Gunfire Exchange With Officer At Dixon High School

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The suspect then shot at the officer, who returned fire and injured the male, who was arrested. Students were gathered in the gym for graduation practice. That teen fired, and the resource officer fired back and hit the gunman. "I extend my deep gratitude to @DixonPolice, & the Officer on-site, for their swift action & for keeping our students & teachers safe", Kinzinger tweeted . Read More »

When is Ramadan 2018? Muslims Set To Begin Holy Month Of Fasting

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He said: "May God bless our efforts in establishing a Muslim community of excellence and bestow upon us the strength to perform our fast with much faith and devotion". President George Weah has extended heartfelt greetings to all Muslim across Liberia and the entire Islamic Community as they embark on the annual religious journey of the Holy Month of Ramadan , an Executive Mansion release said yesterday. Read More »

African Union reacts to relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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Meanwhile, Britain called for an independent investigation into the violence on the Israel-Gaza border. "Let's call for restraint on both sides given where we're at". Turkey's government on Tuesday ordered the Israeli ambassador to leave the country, retaliating for Israel's killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip and underscoring the growing global fallout from the bloodshed. Read More »

German outrage after football stars pose with Turkish President Erdogan

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They will come after the presidential election in July, which will end Turkey's transition to a presidential republic and is set to consolidate Erdogan's political power. However, Erdogan's economic adviser Ertem said the reduction of rates was a general target, rather than a specific aim of the bank's next rate-setting meeting on June 7 - comments likely created to take some pain off the lira. Read More »

Boy returns to school after dad's death, 70 cops escort him

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The love and gratitude that people across the area have demonstrated toward Terre Haute police officer Rob Pitts was in evidence as his son returned to school for the first time since his father's death. He leaves behind son Dakota and another son and daughter. His dad Rob Pitts was a 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department, in the U.S. Read More »

Mom allegedly stabbed 11-year-old, fled with 7-year

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The girl was found safe and Ahmad is being questioned by Tulsa Police Department detectives, police said. Police found the kitchen on fire and the 11-year-old suffering multiple stab wounds. She has curly black hair with gold streaks in it. Hafza, the missing girl, was last seen wearing a peach-colored, ankle-length dress. Tulsa police announced early Tuesday afternoon that Taheerah Ahmad was arrested, almost 18 hours after she fled her home with her 7-year-old daughter, Hasfa Hayle - who ... Read More »

Stormy Daniels' lawyer spotted with Christie Brinkley

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Stormy Daniels's attorney Michael Avenatti has made a name for himself while criticizing the actions of President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen , who arranged a nondisclosure agreement for Daniels, but an email sent by Avenatti suggests he took a page out of their playbook. Read More »

Top Senate intelligence Democrat to vote for Trump's CIA chief nominee

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Though Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is urging the Senate to reject Haspel, her confirmation seems likely now that two red-state Democrats have offered their support: Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, is not expected because he is home battling cancer. According to CNN , Haspel refrained from doing so in the public portion of her hearing because "she did not want to be seen as publicly criticizing her colleagues at the Central Intelligence Agency". Read More »

Dame Tessa Jowell has died aged 70

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The former Labour cabinet minister, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in May previous year, died at home on Saturday after falling into a coma on Friday following a hemorrhage. She recently campaigned for more cancer treatments to be made available through the National Health Service. The heartfelt intervention in January sparked a rare tribute from peers who rose to offer her a standing ovation. Read More »

China's first indigenously built aircraft carrier leaves for sea trials

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The sea trials will test the reliability and stability of the vessel's power system and other equipment, according to sources cited by Xinhua. The 70,000-tonne Type 001A was launched in April last year and is expected to join the navy as early as the end of this year, well before the original target of 2019. Read More »

Catalan separatists want to re-elect fugitive ex-leader

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This will be the fifth attempt to form a government since the last administration was sacked by Madrid almost seven months ago for declaring independence. Torra is a newcomer to politics. Catalonia has been in political limbo since December previous year when pro-independence parties won early elections. Read More »

USA condemns rocket attack by Iran on Israel

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Their approval is not always can be officially confirmed. The UN chief's words come after Israeli forces were forced to defend the Golan Heights against attacks from the Iranian Quds Force based in Syria. The Syrian military has "everything it needs", he said. "The Iranians tried to attack Israel's sovereign territory", Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman charged. Read More »

SC Collegium sticks to Joseph's elevation

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The Centre on April 26 returned the collegium's recommendation to elevate justice Joseph on the grounds that the proposal was not in accordance with the top court's parameters. This resolution of the issue would in effect affect Justice Joseph's seniority, likely precluding his chances to be a part of the Collegium in the future or becoming Chief Justice. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask U.S. bishop to deliver wedding address

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Queen Elizabeth has given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming wedding her blessing. Even though Prince Harry has issued orders to the press to leave his future wife's family alone, Thomas Markle allegedly teamed up with infamous paparazzo Jeff Rayner and has been taking photos from the minute he got to London. Read More »

NASA flying helicopter to Mars using remote control

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Mars Helicopter weighs about 1.8 kilograms and has a cubical fuselage similar in size to a softball. "We don't have a pilot and Earth will be several light minutes away, so there is no way to joystick this mission in real time", says Mimi Aung, the Mars Helicopter project manager . Read More »

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom to miss Game 1 against Lightning

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This was a statement win. But the effort was too late for Tampa Bay, who felt a similar state of defeat in Game 1 of the second round. Our first sign that this year may actually be different came when the Caps took the following two games from Columbus on the road. Read More »

Jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim to receive royal pardon

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The ousted Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, has been prevented from leaving the country after appearing to attempt to take a flight to Indonesia. "What we want is to restore the rule of law. if the law says that Najib has done something wrong, then he will have to face the consequences". Notable among these are promises to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST); investigate scandal-plagued institutions, specifically the government-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB); and ... Read More »

Homeland chief berated, seen as close to quitting

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After the tirade , the homeland security secretary reportedly drafted a resignation letter. The report said that Nielsen told several of her colleagues that she was considering resigning because the president berated her for failures in fulfilling his promises to seal the border against illegal alien crossings. Read More »

Narendra Modi accorded guard of honour, meets Nepali Foreign Minister

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He also said that the Kathmandu-Raxaul rail survey would begin soon, and India's Agriculture Minister will visit Nepal to discuss collaboration on agriculture. 100 crore aid towards the city's development. Addressing the large gathering, Modi said: "Ayodhya is incomplete without Janakidham". "This visit reflects the high priority India attaches to friendly relations with Nepal". Read More »

GOP Senate primaries set the stage for November elections

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Mr. Donnelly is matched against Mike Braun, a wealthy businessman who ran as a political outsider, and who Republicans believe will serve as validation of Mr. In Ohio , where liberal Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is another top Republican target, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci won the battle for the Republican Senate nomination over Cleveland-area investment banker Michael Gibbons. Read More »

Companies seeking insight into Trump paid for Cohen's views

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Novartis and Essentials agreed to a $100,000 per month contract for one year. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who is overseeing proceedings in a federal criminal probe of Cohen, Cohen's attorneys from the firm McDermott Will & Emery said the report Avenatti published Tuesday contains incorrect statements that have nothing to do with Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Cohen relating to $130,000 he paid to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Trump years ago. Read More »

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Welcomes President Donald Trump to Indiana

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A former bank official told The New York Times that Pence had "bailed" on the company. Swiftly following his projected win, Mike Pence took to Twitter to congratulate his elder sibling. "I've always had a real problem with that". Though the details have not been confirmed, the U.S. "We need to build the wall and prevent the flow of illegal drugs, illegal immigrants and those who pose a danger to our country", wrote Pence. Read More »

1 killed, 2 badly wounded in South Africa mosque attack

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Three men entered the large mosque after midday prayers, carrying guns and attacking the victim with knives and then releasing a petrol bomb that set fire to the building. Paramedics or doctors who can assist can report to the scene, ' RUSA said in an statement released today. "The other two are in critical condition", said Prem Balram, a spokesperson for Reaction Unit SA, which was first on the scene. Read More »

World's Oldest Head Of State Swon In Aged 92

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The opposition says the defeated prime minister is delaying Mahathir's swearing-in ceremony so he has time to influence the king. In Malaysia, the prime minister who has administrative powers is appointed by the King who holds largely a ceremonial role. Read More »

Flipkart co-founder Sachin quits after Walmart deal

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In this case, apart from domestic income tax laws, articles from a number of income tax treaties signed by India with the US, Singapore, Mauritius, South Africa, and a comprehensive agreement with China will also be invoked. He saw "no trouble" in getting regulatory approval needed from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the deal to buy 77 percent stake in Flipkart . Read More »

Kenyan dam bursts after weeks of rain, killing at least 32

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In a statement to newsrooms, area Governor Lee Kinyanjui said 15 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene to evacuate victims. Kenya Red Cross spokeswoman Noellah Musundi, who was on the ground, said that while rescue efforts were still ongoing, 20 people were confirmed dead and about 450 homes were destroyed. Read More »

Israel Informed Russia Ahead of Strikes in Syria Following Netanyahu-Putin Meeting

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Israel's strikes overnight were one of the country's largest aerial operations in decades across the Syrian frontier, and by far its broadest direct attack yet on Iranian assets. In a speech last May, Trump called for Saudi Arabia to take a leading role in the formation of an anti-Iranian alliance across the region. Israel has repeatedly clashed with Hezbollah, a Shiite militia based in Lebanon and sponsored by Iran . Read More »

One-Time Potential Rival to China's Xi Draws Life Sentence

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Shortly after the investigation was announced , Mr. Xi promoted a protégé, Chen Min'er, to take over as party chief in Chongqing . In October, the participants of the plenary session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China approved the decision. Read More »

Triple murder suspect kills himself after standoff, police say

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Snyder later killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after fleeing Olson's home and returning to his own, where police attempted to secure his surrender during several hours of phone negotiations. She told police she was being "held by him" over the weekend. "We have had a number of contact with the suspect in the past over a number of different issues", Manger said, according to the station. Read More »

Armenia Opposition Leader Pashinyan Elected New PM

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As reported, the candidacy Pashinian voted 59 deputies. Pashinyan said he would hold a snap election as soon as he believes the conditions are right for a vote to take place. "We chose a new road in Armenia where the driver will be the people and not clans". Both Azerbaijan and Turkey have closed their borders with Armenia over the conflict, inhibiting trade and leaving Armenia in semi-isolation. Read More »

No hidden chamber confirmed inside Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt

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The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun displayed in his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, on November 28, 2015. It will undoubtedly disappoint many who had hoped that the burial chamber of the legendary Queen Nefertiti could be once more revealed to the world. Read More »

Unofficial results show Hezbollah gains in Lebanon elections

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Formed in the 1980s to fight against Israel, Hezbollah now battles in Syria alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces. "The make-up of the new legislative chamber represents a guarantee and a great strength to protect this strategic choice and to protect the golden equation - the army, the people and the resistance", Nasrallah said. Read More »