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What could go wrong? Pitfalls pose risks in Trump, Kim talks

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chung Eui-yong who is leading a special delegation of South Korea's President , in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 6, 2018. North Korea's openness to talks has been received with a mix of cautious optimism and scepticism. Chung said that Kim understands and accepts the fact that joint U.S. Read More »

National jobless rate drops back to its four-decade low

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In a labour force of 39,800, the region saw 38,000 people employed in February. The February numbers nudged the unemployment rate down to 5.8% from 5.9% in January. Compared with 12 months earlier, the overall job market added 282,500 positions for an increase of 1.5 per cent, and all of that year-over-year growth came from full-time work. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi Launches Detailed Attack on Modi Government

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Gandhi said that alternative voices are being silenced, literally in far too many cases through violence, even murder. "We were in government for two terms and definitely there was certain amount of anti-incumbency (But) we were out-marketed in 2014". Read More »

Chennai: Girl student stabbed to death outside college, attacker arrested

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M Aswini, a first year B Com student of Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research , was allegedly stabbed to death when she was walking on the Loganathan street, about 100 meters from her college, by one Alagesan . In the heated argument that followed, Alagesan stabbed Aswini with a long knife causing a grievous injury on her neck. However, Alagesan claimed that he was married to Aswini. Read More »

Grillo stretches Indian Open lead as Sharma storms into contention

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Shubhankar Sharma, who three days ago received a special invitation to play at the Masters, made a charge with an 8-under 64 - the best round of the day. "I met Ernie after that in Abu Dhabi recently and I told him about the story and he was really happy that I have progressed so well", Sharma added. Read More »

Top judge Maria Lourdes Sereno faces ruin for defying Duterte

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Embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said the impeachment proceedings in the House Justice Committee have been "blatantly unfair". "I will not resign", Sereno declared."I will fight with honor, dignity and grace". The most senior judge in the Philippines has become the latest woman to face ruin after defying President Duterte. Jojo Lacanilao, a spokesman for Sereno, said the team had anticipated the lawmakers' vote as early as September past year, when the House began hearing the ... Read More »

Jobs report crushes expectations, wage growth slows

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Private service-providing industries gained 187,000 jobs, led by retail trade and professional and business services, adding 50,000 apiece. The labor-force participation rate also jumped, by the most in over eight years, showing that many working-age Americans are still out of the labor market. Read More »

LHC bars action against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed till April 4

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The Islamabad high court has given a gree signal to Election Commission of Pakistan to register Hafiz Saeed's political party Milli Muslim League (MML) for the general election. Last month, an intergovernmental money-laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), put Pakistan on a grey list for its continued support to terror groups such as those run by Saeed. Read More »

Former Russian Spy Poisoned By Nerve Agent, UK Investigators Say

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A British police official on Thursday updated the number of people who sought treatment after a nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, saying "around 21" had been given medical help and support. One anchorman on a Russian state television news show began a report on Skripal's poisoning with a warning to anyone considering becoming a double agent. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao Announces World Title Fight Against Lucas Matthysse, But Doubts Emerge

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I don't know these Malaysian people. Manny Pacquiao may have rejected an offer to fight on the April 14 Top Rank boxing card, but he has other fight plans in mind in the coming months. "That's what I want, to entertain the boxing fans", said the elected Philippine senator, adding that the Argentine was "not a dirty fighter". If the fight goes ahead, it could be tough against the aggressive Matthysse, who has 39 wins - all but three of them via the short route - against four losses. Read More »

China exports soar, but trade war may be nigh

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US President Donald Trump is planning high tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, drawing criticism from Beijing . Referring to a tweet by Tesla chief Elan Musk, Trump said China charges 25 per cent duty on American cars whereas it is just 2.5 per cent on import of Chinese cars into the US. Read More »

China Warns of 'Justified and Necessary' Response to Trump's Trade Restrictions

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The so-called Quad of India, the US, Australia and Japan reforming as a regional grouping wasn't of concern to China if official statements from those countries that its goal was not to contain China were correct, he said. "Let us not forget that the Belt and Road Initiative has received the support of over 100 countries". And New Delhi gave its go ahead for the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Read More »

China says USA tariffs 'a serious attack' on global trade system

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Beijing is also pressing New Delhi not to allow the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama to engage in high-profile activities aimed at "splitting" Tibet from China. "One of the reasons I was elected was I'm protecting our workers. Let us replace suspicion with trust, manage differences with dialogue and build a future with cooperation". Read More »

Missing baby found dead after disturbing text prompts Amber Alert

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Minjarez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of human remains. His father, Victor Manuel Minjarez, 31, has been jailed in Oklahoma County. Authorities found the body of Jody Minjarez hours later, according to KFOR. Five days later, the mother allegedly received a message from Minjarez through his friend that she "would never see her son again", said the statement. Read More »

Wetangula to Raila: Why did you meet Uhuru without us?

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Divisions have once again played out in the National Super Alliance (NASA) after opposition boss Raila Odinga met President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Bungoma Senator said for meaningful progress to be made in integrating Kenyans, leaders from both NASA and Jubilee should read from the same script - and not only those in the strategic apex of the leading political formations. Read More »

Trump administration seeks $100 billion cut in US-China trade deficit

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What does it all mean? US President Donald Trump's administration has increased duties on Chinese-made washing machines, solar modules and other goods it says are being sold at improperly low prices. China will host the SCO summit in the port of Qingdao in June. Most of the soybeans and sorghum imported into China is used in the production of feedstock for use in its domestic livestock industry. Read More »

Would you be in favor of permanent Daylight Saving Time?

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The United States implemented DST two years later, but the practice was not widespread until passage of the Uniform Time Act of 1966. States that came around: In the past, Alaska, Michigan and In did not observe the time change. Last year, Texas lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to abolish the state's observance of daylight saving time . Standard time and the four USA time zones, it should be emphasized, were not decreed by government, but were established by the railroads early on ... Read More »

Sufi singer Pyarelal of Wadali Brothers dies at 75

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The Wadali Brothers have been very proficient in various genres of music like Gurbani, Kafi, Ghazal, and Bhajan. According to the reports by IANS, Pyarelal Wadali has died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital. The Wadali Brothers made their foray into Bollywood with critical acclaimed 2003 film Pinjar, which stars Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles. Read More »

Bag containing 52 human hands found in Russian Federation

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Shocked locals have discovered a bag containing 27 pairs of severed human hands in far eastern Russian Federation. The 29-year-old woman admitted in court to smoking the drug, and that she had given the marijuana to her son in a "misguided attempt" to get him to stop using it himself. Read More »

U.S. wants NAFTA deal now

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier on Thursday there was a "level of confidence" that the country's close relationship with the United States would protect it from the US tariffs. "We are continuing to push on getting the right deal for Canada, getting the right deal for Canadians, getting the right deal for everyone". The top US trade envoy said on Monday that bilateral deals could replace NAFTA if the pact is not renegotiated soon, ramping up pressure on Canada and Mexico, ... Read More »

SIT makes its first arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder case

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Gauri, 55, was the outspoken editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which was known for its frank editorials. Naveen Kumar has been remanded to five-day police custody. He has been associated with right-wing groups and is also a leader of Hindu Yuva Sena. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had termed the killing of Gauri Lankesh "an onslaught on humanity" and said that his government would ensure that the culprits were brought to justice. Read More »

Trump decided "himself" on talks with North Korea: Tillerson

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President tweeted on Tuesday. He says the U.S.is providing South Korea with input also. When Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, he was reportedly supposed to meet with the North Korean delegation, but the North backed out at the last minute. Read More »

Archbishop urges Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman to lift ban on churches

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His remarks came on the second day of a controversial visit to the United Kingdom by the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion of millions of Christians globally, received the crown prince at Lambeth Palace in central London, where the two talked for an hour. Read More »

Cruz, O'Rourke advance to US Senate matchup

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Ted Cruz warned Tuesday that his state could turn blue if conservatives don't turn out to vote. Cruz's call and the ad punctuated a period of increasing hostility against O'Rourke that began last month, when he reported raising almost three times more than Cruz over the first 45 days of 2018, $2.3 million to $803,000. Read More »

H Raja's Periyar slur sours BJP-AIADMK ties

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In an apparent throwback to the politics of a different century, two statues of the Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin have been torn down in north-east India, leading to retaliatory measures against a figurine of rightwing Hindu leader. Read More »

UT's Bamba returns in Big 12 quarters vs. Tech

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Young finally got on track for the Sooners, burying back-to-back 3-pointers when the Cowboys' defense lapsed. "I had braces for a while and I thought all that money had gone to waste", said Roach, who had nine points , six rebounds and seven assists. Read More »

Sikh separatist Atwal apologises over Trudeau event

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Atwal said he has "nothing but regret and remorse" for his role in the 1986 attack on Sidhu, adding he is no longer a supporter of the Sikh independence movement. "I do not advocate, in any sense, for an independent Sikh nation". Jaspal Atwal , the attempted murderer who was photographed with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at an event during the government's official trip to India in February says he has been "completely overwhelmed" by the political and media attention he's received as a result. Read More »