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China tells North Korea official Beijing supports its U.S. summit

The North Korean foreign minister is likely to attend a ministerial-level meeting of the Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, for two days through Friday, the source said. Kim to denuclearise the peninsula during a meeting with President Xi Jinping . Wang said he hoped the Kim-Trump meeting would "increase mutual understanding". Read More »

Overnight snowfall to interrupt spring

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Rain, snow and more wind are all expected tonight . Strong winds that are expected to develop Tuesday night will also cause significant blowing snow and risky travel conditions. home opener against Tampa Bay. Low: 24. Day: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers in the morning tapering to rain showers in the afternoon. Read More »

Grab-Uber deal on nations' anti-competition watchlists

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The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC ) said Monday it would scrutinize the takeover of Uber by rival Grab to prevent what it called as a "virtual monopoly". It needs time to complete its deliberation and must not be swept up in Uber's anxiousness to exit its loss-making operations and to leave the market as it sees fit. Read More »

Four believed dead after US Marine helicopter crashes

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Tuesday's California crash is the deadliest involving a Marine aircraft since a KC130T transport plane went down in MS last July, killing 15 Marines and a sailor. A United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jet crashed in Djibouti, in East Africa, on Tuesday, according to two defense officials. The crash would be the deadliest for the Marines since a July crash in the Mississippi Delta, which killed all 16 aboard. Read More »

1 dead in a road accident

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The accident occurred around 8.45am. "One passenger died in a motor vehicle accident where the driver of the bakkie lost control of the vehicle". In one of the accidents that took place along the Harare-Masvingo highway, a Honda fit overtook in front of an oncoming Toyota Wish carrying nine passengers resulting in a head on collision which left 3 people dead. Read More »

Spend Your Lunch Break Saying G'Day To Prince Charles and Camilla

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But she politely declined an offer from a staffer to take it. This will be followed by a walking tour of the City Botanic Gardens where Prince Charles and the Duchess will have the opportunity to meet and greet members of the public. They'll also visit Lady Cilento Children's Hospital before heading to the Gold Coast for the Games' opening. Annabel's father, Brad Lauder, said her English grandfather Robert Marshall had also met Prince Charles, when he was working at a magistrates court ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty End Choppy Session Higher

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The central bank on Monday said lenders can spread bond trading losses incurred in the December 2017 and March 2018 quarters equally over up to four quarters. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.90 percent lower on Monday. However, healthy buying in banking, auto and healthcare stocks limited the slide of the key indices. Read More »

Wells pitches, bats Wahconah softball to win over Pioneer

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Harbin bats leadoff and is one of three seniors who has played a key leadership role for the Lady Confederates. A veteran of the game, she had played literally all over the field throughout her career, but her current position is one that had been foreign to her. Read More »

Russian Federation calls boycott of 2018 World Cup "main goal" of Western countries

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Reigning World Cup champion Germany was the leading non-Russian nation with 5,974 ticket sales while China (6,598), Australia (5,905) and India (4,509) led demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Fans from the United States were the biggest buyers among foreign supporters with 16,642 tickets, even though their team has not qualified. A final sales phase starts on April 19, also first come, first-served. Read More »

Amazon may offer to buy India's Flipkart

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Previously, the United States giant had exploratory talks about buying Flipkart. The Jeff Bezos-led company's move comes even as Flipkart is in advanced level of talks with Walmart, another United States-based retail giant, to sell a majority stake . Read More »

Rebecca Dallet wins seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court

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The race drew national attention, mostly from Democrats, who saw it as an opportunity to build momentum toward the general election in November. Screnock himself, who was interviewed by BuzzFeed News shortly before election was called for Dallet, brushed off the idea that a win in a swing state like Wisconsin signals that the the country is in a wave - and that it was Dallet who politicized the race and made it about the rest of the country. Read More »

With the blow of a whistle, Trump kicks off Easter Egg Roll

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In his phone conversation, two weeks later, Trump did not deal with Putin, as White House explained. Some politicians from Mr Trump's Republican party had criticised him for making the congratulatory call to Mr Putin. Trump denies any collusion. Moreover, unlike his government, Trump rejects criticizing Putin and has sometimes commended him. The White House expected almost 30,000 adults and children to stream through the gates for the all-day event. Read More »

Maryland Mom Tries To Decapitate Autistic Son With Bow Saw

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Dobbins said in the future she plans to use communication as a way to get her kids to do what they're told, to avoid another situation like this. "He said, 'For tasing your son.' I said, 'I didn't tase my son, I made the noise.' He said that it's domestic violence against a minor". Read More »

National Basketball Association teams plotting Kawhi Leonard trade inquiries

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The Lakers and Clippers also have trade assets that would entice the Spurs , and they have a leg up on the Celtics in that Leonard is from Los Angeles and reportedly wants to "come home". For now, these other teams seem like dreamers. Windhorst's report was corroborated by ESPN's Zach Lowe , who said that interest around the league is "100 percent true" and that proposals could flood the Spurs around the draft. Read More »

How to pay for border wall

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Migrants from Mexico and several nations to the south, many claiming to be refugees from oppressive government, are staging a "march of the crosses" and threaten to besiege the US-Mexico border. The White House later said Trump wants to mobilize the National Guard. That's because the Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the USA military from conducting law enforcement duties in the United States . Read More »

Not just 3s: defense, rebounding help Villanova win title

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Villanova , who was a heavy favorite, won all six of its NCAA tournament games by double digits. He was named Most Outstanding Player. The win marks the second athletic title in three months for the Philadelphia area, following the Eagles' win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Read More »

Trump touts Rasmussen poll results: 'Higher than Cheatin' Obama'

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He added: "They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show - FAKE NEWS!" Rasmussen polls from around the same time had Obama's approval at around 47 percent and disapproval at 53 percent. According to Rasmussen, which has typically shown the president with higher poll numbers, Trump's latest approval rating places him higher than where former president Barack Obama was at this time in his presidency. Read More »

Porton Down could not verify source of Salisbury nerve agent

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He said there was no known antidote to novichok. He said: "We were able to identify it as novichok, to identify that it was military-grade nerve agent". In a letter, Russia's ambassador to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, asked for the meeting to discuss Britain's allegations "in a confidential sitting". Read More »

Trump Says He Wants US Troops to Leave Syria Soon

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While Trump promises to hash out the U.S.'s future in Syria, his administration's policy remains muddled and 2,000 American troops are still stationed there. But we do a lot of things in this country, we do them for - we do them for a lot of reasons. Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. Read More »

Man attacks teen in hospital; lawsuit filed by victim

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She thanked the Hemitite Fire Protection District for babysitting her dog while she and her son were taken by ambulance to Mercy Jefferson Hospital to be checked out. "They knew he was a danger yet instead of removing him, removing this danger, they allow him to stay and they allowed him literally to attack my client". Read More »

US Troops Withdrawal From Syria Would Send "Frightening Message" - Kurdish Envoy

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. "This operation was part of the Coalition's mission to defeat ISIS, and we remain focused on our mission". Brett McGurk, the special US envoy for the global coalition against Islamic State , speaking alongside Votel across town on Tuesday, said the USA fight against Islamic State was not over. Read More »

Police Say Responding to 'Active Shooter' at YouTube Campus

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San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson said in a phone interview with KTVU that there is no current threat to the public. Officials in San Bruno, California said on Tuesday afternoon that there is police activity at YouTube's corporate offices following reports of shots fired. Read More »