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Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

On Monday, the International Olympic Committee released a statement declaring that re-testing of Chernova's samples from Beijing revealed the prohibited substance turinabol. Recently, the Russian Athletics Federation issued a list of five athletes who confessed to having used turinabol, among which stand out the winners of London-2012 Antonina Krivoshapka (Silver Medal, 4 x 400 relay) and Yevguenia Kolodko (Silver Medal, shot put). Read More

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14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

Fourteen people, including four women and two children, were killed in the blast, officials said. Tariq Hassan, a top official in the Kurram tribal area, said the van was heading to Sadah from Godar when it ran over the bomb. For over a decade, Pakistan has been fighting Islamic militants who have killed tens of thousands of people. Census workers have been the target of many attacks since the national enumeration exercise kicked off on March 15. Read More

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Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

The "elimination" of gay men is thought to be started before the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Russian vigilantes kidnap and attack a young gay Russian they first stalked on a local social media site. The Guardian reports Kadyrov has endorsed polygamy, and compulsory wearing of the hijab for women in public places. His spokesperson told a Russian government news agency it is "impossible to prosecute those who are not in the republic". Read More

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Labour government would seek to create four new bank holidays

In ruling out a progressive alliance between the Greens, SNP, Lib Dems and Labour, both Corbyn and Farron have doomed the United Kingdom to another Conservative government. "With Theresa May's record as home secretary and the way she's conducted herself since she's been Prime Minister, I don't think anybody can be in doubt as to how serious she takes those responsibilities and is really on top of the detail". Read More

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Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

Wales has been a Labour stronghold for decades. Labour are down three points, but the Tories have soared by 12 points and appear to have picked up all the UKIP supporters, many of whom were previous Labour loyalists. They have won a majority of Welsh seats at every general election since 1935 on and the most votes at every election from 1922 on. The poll put support for UKIP on 6 percent, down 7 points. Read More

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Boy drives 1300km before being stopped by police

Boy drives 1300km before being stopped by police

The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point in the village of Kendall in the east of Australia. The trip was scheduled to take about 40 hours and would have gone through the desert of Nullarbor Plain. Police later said that he did not hit a single object while on his way to the fast-food outlet. Read More

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Netanyahu: Lessons of Holocaust guide him

Six Holocaust survivors were selected to light torches at the ceremony that expressed the 2017 memorial day theme of "Restoring their Identities: The Fate of the Individual During the Holocaust". "Nazi ideology cast the world as a racial struggle, and the singular focus on the total destruction of every Jewish person was at its racist core", the Museum wrote in its statement. Read More

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UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Britain joins a list of western European countries scheduled to hold elections this year. May, under the Fixed-Terms Parliaments Act, needed a two-thirds House of Commons' majority (434 MPs) in order for a snap election to take place. The current Parliament will dissolve on June 3. The pro-Brexit, right-wing newspapers portrayed her decision as an aggressive move to strengthen her hand in the talks with the 27 other European Union members and to crush her domestic opponents. Read More

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Pence In Asia, Trump Signs Executive Order: White House Schedule April 21

Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia for its tradition of "modern Islam" Thursday, sending a conciliatory message to the Islamic world as the Trump administration continues to cause unease among Muslims. Following a meeting with the Indonesian President - which was seen by many as nothing more than a courtesy call - Mr Pence said the United States was interested in a "win-win relationship" with south east Asia's biggest economy. Read More

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VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

Indonesia, where most practice a moderate form of Islam, has always been held up as an example of a successful Muslim democracy where followers of the faith live largely peacefully alongside religious minorities. Pence said at a joint news conference with Jokowi that the USA wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with Indonesia. Still, Indonesia has plenty of protectionist trade policies that disadvantage U.S. Read More

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House Intel Committee asks Comey, Rogers and others to testify

House Intel Committee asks Comey, Rogers and others to testify

Mike Conaway, the committee sent letters this week to FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers inviting them to appear at a closed hearing on May 2. Nunes was an early backer of Trump during the campaign and served on his transition team. Nunes created a furor in Washington by saying he had to rush to the White House to inform the president about what he'd found, only for it to be revealed later that the documents had come to him from the White House. Read More

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North Korean Nuclear Showdown

Pence said the U.S. would press ahead with the Thaad deployment and added: "The better path would be for China to address the North Korean threat that is actually making such defensive measures necessary". -South Korean installation, which is just outside the 2.5-mile wide (4 kilometers) DMZ. A day after North Korea said it would regularly test missiles, the United States military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure the country into denuclearisation. Read More

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Sheriff's deputy shot in Oklahoma; suspect at large

Sheriff's deputy shot in Oklahoma; suspect at large

Police say a "person of interest" has been identified in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a trash bin in north-central Oklahoma. Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere . The vehicle was later found and the suspect eventually taken into custody. Langston University, Mulhall-Orlando schools and Coyle schools were placed on a lockdown. Read More

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Inside Georgia's special election to fill Tom Price's House seat

Inside Georgia's special election to fill Tom Price's House seat

The Republican scramble has been intense, with rivals accusing Handel of being a political opportunist and the conservative Club for Growth spending six figures on ads to defeat her. It still wasn't enough for voters like Matt West, a 45-year-old financial planner from Roswell. A political action committee backed by current Speaker Paul Ryan funneled more than $2 million into attacks on Ossoff, mostly tying him to national Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More

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Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a USA aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. "But the fact is that they have the overwhelming leverage over the North Korea regime", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters Tuesday in Canberra, Australia's capital. Read More

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Can't be complacent on North Korea threat, UK minister

He said Malaysia opted to undertake direct negotiations because it was confident that the crisis could be resolved amicably. "In Jong-nam's case, we did not see a need to use a mediator". Kim Jong-Nam was preparing to board a flight to Macau when he was approached by two women who rubbed poisonous liquid on his face. However, all ended well with all the nine Malaysians in Pyongyang safely brought home on March 31. Read More

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More Than 60 Percent Say Corporations, Wealthy Not Paying Enough Taxes

More Than 60 Percent Say Corporations, Wealthy Not Paying Enough Taxes

Shortly after taking office, a Gallup poll showed 62 percent of Americans believed Trump kept his promises, but the same survey taken from April 5 to 9 showed only 45 percent felt the same way. GETS NOTHING". According to a Gallup poll survey released early Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said that corporations do not pay enough taxes, while 63 percent say the same about wealthy Americans. Read More

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Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

Bill Shorten has labelled as a "con job" the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program and replace it with two new foreign worker visas. Turnbull also announced the establishment of a new training fund to help Australians fill skills gaps that now exist in the country. Some experts said the government should focus on boosting education and training systems to address Australia's skills needs. Read More

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Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch

However, John Bolton, America's former ambassador to the United Nations, said piling on pressure wouldn't work and that the U.S. needed China's help to try and bring North and South Korea back together. "The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed", the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement reported by Reuters. Read More

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More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike

The op-ed drew widespread condemnation in Israel for failing to mention that Barghouti is serving time for being convicted of being behind five killings, calling him "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian" at the bottom of the piece. He is a popular figure among Palestinians, with polls suggesting he could win the Palestinian presidency. According to Shakir, a mass hunger strike is an attempt by Palestinian prisoners to shed light on such practices that raise serious questions about ... Read More

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Putin Meets With Tillerson In Moscow

We're a very, very strong country. "We frankly discussed the current state of the U.S. -Russia relations". "There is a low level of trust between our two countries". State Department positions are unfilled. With a shared willingness to mend the battered ties, Russian Federation and the USA agreed on Wednesday to work together on an investigation of the Syrian chemical weapons attack, although the divergence in their stances have not changed much. Read More

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Syrian TV Says Dozens Killed in Blast Near Evacuation Buses

At the time, the USA officials said al-Hakim was believed to be linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, mentoring the brothers who gunned down the cartoonists at the French paper in 2015. Al-Manar TV said the buses were to replace those damaged by the blast. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says 43 were killed in the blast that hit the al-Rashidin area, on the edge of Aleppo city. Read More

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Hillary Clinton disagrees with Trump's reason for ordering airstrikes on Syria

Clinton during her tenure as the Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama - and during the presidential campaign - advocated more aggressive action to deter Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, CBS News reported. And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time . Read More

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia's foreign minister says Moscow expects the United Nations' chemical weapons watchdog to conduct an extensive probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria. In his AFP interview, Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Read More

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Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The Syrian government and rebels began a coordinated population transfer Friday of about 10,000 people from four towns besieged for years amid the country's bloody, six-year civil war. Pictures posted on state media showed what appeared to be the aftermath of the explosion, with bodies lying on the ground and fires belching out thick black plumes of smoke. Read More

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Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title

Vincent Janssen capped off Spurs' afternoon by scoring just his second Premier League goal of the season in injury time, just minutes after coming on as a substitute . The win sees Mauricio Pochettino's side set a new club record for consecutive league wins at home, 12, beating the previous benchmark set in 1922. The Eagles were 2-0 down at home to Leicester, but launched a second-half comeback to rescue a point with goals from Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke. Read More

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Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

In footage aired on Syrian TV, bodies were strewn outside busses, including fighters. The evacuation deal was brokered by Qatar, negotiating on behalf of the rebels, and Iran, on behalf of the government, in March. An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo killed or wounded several people on Saturday, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor reported. Read More

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Local Baptist churches celebrating Easter Sunday together

St. Mary's is located at 140 Chestnut Cir.in Blowing Rock. Traditional worship begins at 11 a.m. Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church , Ridge Road, Bowling Green: Dinner theater featuring, "The Price He Paid", 5 p.m. Starts at 9 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wards will hold regular Sacrament meetings, which generally begin at 9 and 11 a.m. Read More

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Indian PM to launch BHIM Aadhaar digital payments platform for merchants tomorrow

Indian PM to launch BHIM Aadhaar digital payments platform for merchants tomorrow

He presented awards to winners of the Mega Draw under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojana. Currently, over 30 banks are participating on BHIM Aadhaar and more member banks shall be on-board, NPCI said . The scheme will run till 14 October. Similarly, under the Cashback scheme , the merchants will get cash back of Rs 25 on every transaction using BHIM. Read More

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Japan PM: North Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

His warning came as analysts said North Korea may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test ahead of a key anniversary in the country and following the deployment of a United States naval strike group to the region. China's Global Times daily reports that Wu urged South Korea to help resume talks, because only multilateral dialogue will prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. Read More

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