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Keith O'Brien, Cardinal Ousted in Sex Scandal, Dies at 80

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The former Cardinal, who was once the most powerful member of the Catholic Church in the United Kingdom, resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in 2013 following allegations of sexual misconduct, was treated in Newcastle after suffering a head injury. Read More »

Flood and fires: Recovery expert goes from Lismore to Tathra

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Mr Spindler, a former SES volunteer, says he's "eternally grateful" to the emergency services who helped his family survive Sunday's fire. The NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said the blaze had "burnt some seven kilometres right into Tathra itself, unfortunately impacting a lot of homes in the area". Read More »

Politician Turned Cricketer Marries For Third Time

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PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that Khan got married to Bushra Bibi, who is also known as Pinki Pir , in a simple ceremony in Lahore yesterday (February 18). On January 3 earlier this year, the media was abuzz with reports of the PTI chief having already contracted a third marriage with a woman he used to visit for spiritual guidance. Read More »

Christopher Liddell Named White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination

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Liddell, 59, has worked on projects like information technology modernization and electronic health records, which have required intensive coordination with government agencies, White House officials have said. Liddell was one of the people Pres. Trump considered naming as his top economic adviser after the first person to hold the job, Gary Cohn, quit earlier this month. Read More »

After sanctions, U.S. hints at more measures against Russian Federation

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After imposing new sanctions against Russia and accusing the country of carrying out a suspicious chemical attack against a former Russian double agent in Britain, the United States has hinted at more and tougher measures against Moscow. "Something that should never ever happen". She insisted the United States stands in "absolute solidarity" with Britain after the attack. And the piling on didn't stop there. Read More »

Putin Wins Russian Election, Secures 4th Term

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He added that regional election officials made it possible for absentee voters to cast ballots several times with multiple absentee certificates. "It's not something you can argue about", she said at a cafe Saturday. As US authorities investigate alleged Russian hacking and other interference in President Donald Trump's 2016 election , Russian authorities claimed that foreign powers are seeking to interfere in Sunday's vote. Read More »

France urges European Union to impose sanctions on Iran over Syria role

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Mr Trump has given the European signatories a May 12 deadline to "fix the bad flaws" of the deal, agreed under his predecessor Barack Obama, or he will refuse to extend American sanctions relief. "There's no proposal of additional sanctions against Iran". European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said March 19 that there was no formal European Union proposal in place for such sanctions, but she stopped short of denying that discussions over such a proposal were occurring. Read More »

After historic upset, UMBC braces for Kansas St.

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Not only did it represent their first ever NCAA tournament win, but it would mark the first time in men's hoops that a No. 16 toppled a No. 1. The underdog of all underdogs, the 16th-seeded Retrievers are looking to continue to dance as they face No. Read More »

Korea, US to Begin Joint Military Drills on April 1st

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The exercises have typically outraged the North Korean regime and were pushed back this year at South Korea's request until after the Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympics in an effort to keep the peace. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting at South Korea's presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017. Read More »

Blast close to Hekmatyar rally kills 4 in Afghanistan

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured Mr Pence of Pakistan's "sincere commitment" to efforts for peace in Afghanistan and also underlined "Pakistan's successes" in the war against terrorism, Dawn News reported, citing the sources. Nasser Khan while welcoming the offer of an olive branch said, "Isolated, blamed and coerced Pakistan is of lesser use to Afghanistan". Days after his tweet, the United States suspended over Dollars 1.15 billion in security aid and the delivery of military equipment to ... Read More »

Russian Federation votes with strongman Putin set for 4th term

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Putin , who has ruled Russian Federation for nearly two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with 76.66 percent of the vote but rejected the possibility of staying in power indefinitely. Putin's re-election comes amid rising tension with the West, particularly with the United Kingdom, which last week accused Russian Federation of using a nerve agent to poison the former spy and his daughter living in England. Read More »

Nitish Kumar backs Ram Vilas Paswan: I'm against divisive politics

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There was no laxity on part of his government in exerting pressure on the Centre for acceptance of special status demand to Bihar , he remarked. "Respondent number 2 (poll panel), despite knowing facts about his (Kumar's) criminal case, did not cancel his membership of the House and respondent (Kumar) still enjoys constitutional office till date", the plea said. Read More »

MH17 crash: Ukraine pilot blamed by Russian Federation 'kills himself'

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After he was accused by Russia , Voloshin quit the Ukrainian air force and since past year was acting director of Mykolayiv International Airport. Unfortunately the emergency services were unable to save his life. He stressed: 'We did not carry out flights on July 17. The Dutch Safety Board concluded the Buk was brought across the border into Ukraine that day and moved back afterwards. Read More »

Paying for Sex Is Like Torture and Slavery, Says Pope Francis

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The youth event is taking place in Rome's Pontifical Maria Mater Ecclesiae College, not far from the Vatican. He then firmly replied: "This is not making love, this is torturing a woman". I have said it before, and I'll repeat it - with a tough face. This is criminal, a sick mentality '. The problem is grave. "This is one of the battles that I ask you young people to do, for the dignity of women", he said. Read More »

Lee to Face Arrest for Bribery This Week

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It says the office cannot accept the charges, and will do all it can to uncover the truth. Lee's predecessor Park Geun-Hye is now in jail pending a verdict in her bribery trial after being impeached a year ago over a corruption scandal. Samsung is alleged to have paid 5 million US dollars of retaining fee, on Lee's behalf, in the United States for DAS, a South Korean auto parts maker which prosecutors said Lee owns under the names of his relatives. Read More »

After election, Macron urges Putin to act on Syria, Russian democracy

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His re-election victory on Sunday extends his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Near-final figures put turnout at 67.7%, just shy of the 70% the Kremlin was reported to have been aiming for before the vote. He also denied any involvement in the poisoning of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, branding the claims " nonsense". Read More »

African leaders to sign the Continental Free Trade deal in Kigali

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The Continental Free Trade Area is an African market of over US$1.2 billion people with a gross domestic product of US$2.5 trillion. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. Read More »

Clinton: 'I Meant No Disrespect' With Trump Voter Comments

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Mrs. Clinton's condescension is all the more distressing in light of her very almost having become President and leader of the people she regards as so hopeless. I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that. "And I don't think that's the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state". Read More »

PMB Congratulates Chinese President On Re-election

Only one person voted against Wang out of the 2,970 votes cast. Wang's return to the centre of power comes after he retired from his position as head of the Central Commission of Discipline Inspection, the anti-graft watchdog, last October. Read More »

Russian Elections: Putin Stays In Kremlin Till 2024

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It means Putin will rule until 2024, when he will be 71 and obliged by law to step down. "This is always hard, but I urge for an open, honest dialogue aimed at long-term national interests", Putin said . Germany's president is urging Vladimir Putin to use the occasion of his re-election as Russian president to push for a normalization of relations with Germany and Western Europe. Read More »

Survivor of Florida bridge collapse sues design-construction firms for reckless negligence

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The driver of a auto trying to avoid falling concrete swerved into Hepburn on the southern end of the span. Hepburn survived the crash and the collapse , but was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. "The department was also not made aware by the FIU design build team of any scheduled "stress testing" of the bridge following installation and has no knowledge or confirmation from FIU's design build team of "stress testing" occurring since installation", FDOT said. Read More »

What is next for Russia after Putin victory?

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But employees of state and private companies reported coming under pressure to vote. Relations with the United States took another hit after Washington on Thursday announced new sanctions on Russian Federation over its reported meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election . Read More »

Russia presidential election: Vladimir Putin cruises to landslide election win

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Putin, who is now set to extend his rule until at least 2024 and is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Stalin, ruled out remaining president for life. He has led the country for nearly two decades - either as president or prime minister. "China is willing to work with Russia to keep promoting China-Russia relations to a higher level". Read More »

Meet the 98-year-old nun and Loyola basketball chaplain .

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Now it's all over, man. Second-seeded Duke will face a risky and veteran Rhode Island team, while Kentucky takes on 13th-seeded Buffalo - which blew out Arizona on Thursday. Mikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it's the team to beat with an 81-58 win over ninth-seeded Alabama on Saturday. Read More »

Daler Mehndi convicted in human trafficking case

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In 2003, a case was registered by the Patiala Police on a complaint filed by Bakshish Singh of Balbehra village in Punjab against Mehndi, Shamsher and some of his associates. According to an NDTV report, in 1998 and 1999, Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh had allegedly taken two troupes to the US during which 10 people were supposedly " dropped off " illegally in San Francisco and New Jersey. Read More »