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Ramadan: Look Out For The Moon On Wednesday - Sultan

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The end of Ramadan will take place in the middle of next month after the month-long fasting period in the Islam tradition. Earlier this week, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MARA) announced that May 17 (Thursday) will be observed as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the Sultanate. Read More »

Hero Mom on Mother's Day: Off-Duty Police Protects School From Armed Robber

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Sastre was attending the event with her daughter when the gunman approached. We know first-hand that censorship against conservative news is real. CCTV shows the congregation, consisting of mainly children and women, beginning to flee before military police officer, Katia da Silva Sastre , 42, pulls out her own weapon and fires three shots. Read More »

Scottish Parliament Votes To Refuse Consent For Britain's Brexit Bill

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But Conservative MSP Adam Tomkins said: "It's profoundly regrettable that we don't have a deal in Scotland to allow us to move on". Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon , leader of the separatist Scottish National Party , said Britain is now heading into "uncharted constitutional territory" with a majority in Scotland's semi-autonomous legislature expected to oppose the bill. Read More »

Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary

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A senior minister in Orban's new government said on Monday that Hungary would tighten the bill on non-government groups following the ruling party's big election victory last month, a move likely to dismay the European Union and rights groups. Read More »

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps, Possible Data Misuse

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At the same time as threatening Zuckerberg with a summons, the committee issued Facebook 39 questions it said CTO Mike Schroepfer had failed to answer in his evidence to MPs. The move was made in response to a scandal around Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy firm. Unfortunately, it appears there may have been others, as the audit has uncovered another 200 Cambridge Analytica-type apps out there. Read More »

N Korea's nuclear site dismantling 'well under way': US monitor

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Thae Yong-ho, former chief of mission at the North Korean embassy in the United Kingdom, testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. "If North Korea has really chose to denuclearize, it has no reason not to invite them". Tensions had been mounting for years as Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes saw it subjected to multiple rounds of increasingly strict sanctions by the UN Security Council, the US, EU, South ... Read More »

Child safe, mom arrested in Tulsa stabbing case

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Police in Oklahoma are searching for a woman who they say bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly, and then set their house on fire. The 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition, according to the spokesperson, who said the child "was stabbed so many times that the officers" couldn't count the number of wounds. Read More »

China's ZTE cellphones a security risk to US?

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Shenzhen-based ZTE had to halt most of its business operations and faced serious challenges of survival after the US Commerce Department chose to ban US companies from selling components to the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker for seven years. Read More »

Moqtada al-Sadr poised for victory in Iraqi election

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The alliance is headed by Hadi al-Amiri, a former minister of transport with close ties to Iran who became a senior commander of paramilitary fighters in the fight against the Islamic State extremist group. Abadi - who came to power in 2014 as IS rampaged across Iraq - has balanced off the USA and Iran during his time at the helm. Since he did not run for a seat, he will not be eligible for the role. Read More »

Co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit on Chinese airline after window breaks

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A JetBlue plane made an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. after the cockpit window cracked. Liu managed to pull his co-pilot back into the cockpit , according to his own account. "Most of the equipment malfunctioned ... and I couldn't hear the radio." he added. "The windshield cracked suddenly and gave a huge bang". The flight attendants were in the process of serving dinner at the time the window smashed and the jarring of the airplane caused food to go everywhere. Read More »

Twins Fall In Walk Off In Anaheim

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Although neither got a decision, two promising rookie pitchers put on a tantalizing duel at the Big A. RHP Parker Bridwell (elbow inflammation) is set to resume throwing, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Cozart has a pedestrian.241/.306/.441 line overall, but since May 5 he's got 11 hits in 37 at-bats, a.297 average, with two homers, four RBI and six runs scored. Read More »

Drake announces 'Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour' with Migos

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Then when I came on there I did 'Versace / Versace / Medusa head on me like I'm illuminati.' My boy Drizzy Drake got them bars from me. Tickets are $46.50-$176.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. The cities included in the tour include Toronto, New York, Los Angeles , Detroit, Boston, Vancouver, and more. The 41-date tour kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah and hits cities across the United State and Canada. Read More »

Cauvery row: Centre suggests 9-member panel to regulate water distribution

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Meanwhile, opposition leader and DMK working president MK Stalin said "expectations have gone up" in the state when the Centre would fully implement the draft management scheme. The Supreme Court will soon tell the Centre to give the scheme. Mr Palaniswamy further said that former Chief Minister Jayalalitha had taken effective and serious steps on the issue. Read More »

Iranians killed in Israeli strikes in Syria, says monitor

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The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has torn the region apart, playing out on regional battlefields and fanning sectarian flames in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. Launching a new war could endanger Hizbollah's political support base, including its Shia constituency, which is wary of another ruinous war with Israel. Read More »

IPhone explodes in Las Vegas fix shop

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You can see the employee stand and gawk at the flames for a bit, run to the back of the store, then run back to the front and grab another phone to call 911. Smoke was shown billowing from the Apple gadget. Keeping the phone from getting too hot can extend the battery life. It sparked while he was working to replace a broken screen caused by heat damage. Read More »

Quim Torra elected as new Catalan President

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The vote was blocked for just five weeks - nonetheless it continues to be unclear when Spain will raise its direct guideline over Catalonia. Last week, in a widely circulated video on social media, Puigdemont renounced his candidacy for president and suggested Torra assume the post. Read More »

Heavy clashes in W. Afghanistan city as major Taliban offensive kicks off

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Fared Bakhtawer, head of the provincial council, said several security checkpoints in the city of Farah were overrun by Taliban fighters and that an intense gun battle was ongoing. Reuters quoted residents as saying Taliban forces had set up illegal checkpoints in parts of the city and were stopping people from leaving. Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. Read More »

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to be Finance Minister till Arun Jaitley recovers

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Goyal has been given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry till Jaitley fully recovers from his ailment and gets ready to return, added the source. Her Ministry's move to punish journalists for fake news had led to a furore with the media fraternity terming it an attempt to curb its freedom. Even Lok Sabha elections are held in stipulated time next year, Piyush Goyal is a flawless person to come up with a populist sensible budget which can woo voters towards BJP before the elections. Read More »

Italy's M5S leader asks for "a few more days" to form government

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He also declined to say who might be their choice of prime minister. "We are writing what will be the government programme for the next five years and it's very important for us to finalise it as best as possible, so we have asked the president for a few more days to definitively close the discussion", Di Maio told reporters after meeting with Mattarella. Read More »

Explosive found in South African mosque days after knife attack

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The find came just hours after Police Minister Bheki Cele had visited the site after the fatal knife attack on Thursday. "We can confirm that there is a device that was found at the mosque". Several rooms in the building, including the library, were set alight after a petrol bomb was hurled into the mosque. On May 10, an imam was killed by armed men who, stormed a mosque near Durban in South Africa, slitting the throats of two worshippers and the holy man before fleeing. Read More »

Pak's top leadership condemns Sharif's remarks on 26/11

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Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors to cross the border and kill people in Mumbai". "The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions", it said. Explain it to me. It is pertinent to mention that the NSC statement did not name Nawaz while addressing the controversy around the "misleading" comments about Mumbai ... Read More »

Paul pressured by GOP to confirm Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency head

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Issuing a press release on Thursday, he said that the Senate Intelligence Hearing offered Haspel an opportunity to provide details about her experience in the agency, her involvement in the so-called enhanced interrogation program, and account for the mistakes the United States made in torturing detainees held in custody after the September 11 attacks. Read More »

USA offers to help rebuild N Korea economy if it denuclearises

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Currently, South Korea is doing much better economically than North Korea, and Pompeo pointed out that with help from the U.S., Kim could see his country flourish and do well like his southern neighbors. Moon has been upstaged by separate summits between Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping, which were seen as strengthening the positions of both countries ahead of the Kim-Trump talks. Read More »

United States diplomat involved in road accident in Pakistan returns home amid controversy

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He was reportedly sloshed while driving the white Land Cruiser involved in the accident. He was involved in a crash that killed a 22-year-old motorcycle driver. government assured that Colonel Hall will be tried under USA laws, diplomatic sources were quoted as saying by Dawn News. The US government had refused to exempt Joseph from the diplomatic immunity, said sources. Read More »

North Korean Envoys Visit China

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South Korean companies are exploring ways to invest in North Korea should the country relinquish is nuclear weapons, as Washington signals U.S. firms may also fund projects in the future. Pyongyang has said it does not need nuclear weapons if the security of its regime is guaranteed. "And that's why it's important to test whether, in fact, North Korea has made a strategic decision to give up weapons of mass destruction". Read More »

Dozens killed in Gaza as United States opens Jerusalem embassy

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Embassy on Sussex Drive to send a message to U.S. President Donald Trump - and to other leaders around the world - that the decision to allow the Americans to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem contravenes worldwide law. It even quoted an Abbas aide saying the move was "based on lies", and the Trump administration has "become part of the problem, not part of the solution". Read More »

IL governor seeks to reinstate death penalty

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IL hasn't put a criminal to death since 1999's execution of Andrew Kokoraleis, a member of a satanic gang that raped, mutilated and murdered as many as 20 women in the Chicago area in the early 1980s . The proposal was made as part of Rauner's response to a gun-control bill. The governor had this to say in a press release "Gun violence has rocked the nation and our state". Read More »