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  • Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

    The measures are described as punishment of the Hamas government in Gaza for turning down Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' initiatives to restore PA control in the Strip. This amount is about 30% of the electricity that Gaza requires. On Thursday, nearly all businesses and schools remained closed, and public transport stayed off the streets in all cities across the occupied West Bank.

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  • EU's Tusk seeks Erdogan talks at NATO summit - Merkel

    EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said that while the European Union is not opposed to continuing accession talks with Turkey, the bloc first needs a clearer signal from Ankara on its willingness to meet the entrance criteria before negotiations can be resumed.

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  • Fields begin to dry out as planting season is in full swing

    Fields begin to dry out as planting season is in full swing

    No soybean plantings were reported there. Pasture condition improved to 74 percent good to excellent with pastures described as green and growing. "AgDay meteorologist Mike Hoffman's precipitation estimate shows Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama will receive anywhere between 0.1" of rain up to 3" by Thursday evening.

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  • Harry Styles sets weeklong 'Late Late Show' residency

    Harry Styles sets weeklong 'Late Late Show' residency

    Brace yourselves, Harry Styles fans. Anyway, the video continues and explains what Harry will be doing for the week. The SNL alum and former member of One Direction hosted and performed, respectively, on the sketch comedy show. The One Direction star launched his solo career with sets on Saturday Night Live in the US and The Graham Norton Show in the United Kingdom, and now he's taking his talents to late night TV.

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  • Venezuelan forces use tear gas to block latest protest march

    Venezuelan forces use tear gas to block latest protest march

    Trying to keep the pressure on Maduro, the opposition is seeking new strategies, such as a silent protest held on Saturday and Monday's "sit-ins". " The young man was in a demonstration " in northwestern Lara state " when he received a shot to the head that killed him instantly ", the public attorney's department said in a Tuesday statement.

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  • Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

    Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

    A chief of the local Ubaid tribe told the Times that three militants were killed and another five injured by the rowdy hogs. "We know that a massacre took place in Hawija district through our sources", al-Assi said. Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that "Daesh (Islamic State) militants took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland", but did not clarify the method.

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  • These are words that stink: Manju Warrier on MM Mani's statement

    These are words that stink: Manju Warrier on MM Mani's statement

    While the opposition demanded the ouster of Mani, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI (M) general secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan reportedly denounced Mani's statement. Mani said he would act according to the instructions of the party. Mani said tendering a direct apology before the estate workers over his remarks wasn't needed as he had already expressed his regret over the matter.

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  • Nasdaq hits 6000 for first time

    The tech-heavy Nasdaq ended Tuesday with a 0.7 percent rise, up 42 points as part of a broad market rally that has pushed up stocks for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's index as well. Shares of consumer, health-care and financial companies represent a growing share of the index. Polls show Macron is likely to beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote on May 7.

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  • Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

    Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

    Anti-India protests triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir April 24, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes. Qazi Yasir condemned Indian forces' actions against the students in Pulwama Degree College and other educational institutions of the Valley. The students said that they wanted to protest against the atrocities inflicted on them and their colleagues allegedly by the police during the recent ...

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  • Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

    Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

    While lethal injection has been regarded as a humane way to perform executions, midazolam has in recent years failed to keep inmates unconscious, resulting in immensely prolonged, painful deaths. The supplier, McKesson, said they were promised the state's supply of vecuronium bromide would eventually be returned. Judge Griffen "cannot be considered remotely impartial on issues related to the death penalty", the state's Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in a petition to challenge the order ...

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  • Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees, boosting markets

    Advancing shares outnumbered declining ones 152 to 6, taking Riyadh's index 1.4 percent higher after 25 minutes of trade, with domestically focused shares in the lead. Saudi Arabia has replaced its ambassador to the United States, naming a son of King Salman to the post in a shake-up of the country's top leaders. According to the agency, the king had also issued a decree establishing the National Security Center.

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  • Netanyahu: Lessons of Holocaust guide him

    During the 24 hours, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and other places of entertainment are closed with memorial ceremonies held across the country. More than 40,000 Holocaust survivors eventually settled in Canada. To open the commemorative event, six Holocaust survivors were slated to light the memorial torches in memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and hear their emotional stories of survival and return to life.

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  • Defense chief on Philippine-occupied island in disputed seas

    Aquino III. The visit of security officials to Pag-asa Island was just routine and in line with global law, Malacañang said yesterday, after China expressed alarm over the trip to the island in the disputed Spratly chain. One of the military officers onboard the Philippines' flight to Pag-asa Island in the South China Sea on Friday clarified that the Chinese Navy's reported warning to the Philippines' military plane was part of protocol.

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  • VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

    Senior administration officials traveling with Pence told reporters that they did not expect the refugees issue to be raised in the meeting, describing it as "ancient history". Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull repeatedly praised the decades-long American-Australian alliance following a meeting in Sydney, with the vice president passing along President Donald Trump's "very best regards" and thanking Turnbull for calling on Beijing to be more assertive in the global effort to ...

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  • UK's Theresa May Won't Rule Out Personal Tax Hikes After Election

    UK's Theresa May Won't Rule Out Personal Tax Hikes After Election

    The chancellor, who recently had to U-turn on a planned national insurance raise, said that the 2015 manifesto had constrained "the ability to manage the economy flexibly". The former party chairman Lord Tebbit told the Daily Telegraph: "It is a very bad start to the campaign to insist on increasing aid every year whilst there is not sufficient money for the NHS".

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  • Kejriwal expresses distrust in EVM; seeks use of EVM with VVPAT

    Kejriwal said the allegation that "I keep fighting" was without basis. People live in fear and this is really pathetic. Yogendra Yadav further said, there are mounds of garbage all across Delhi. "You have turned the tomorrow's MCD election into a referendum on your personal popularity". Hoardings don't even have the name of the party. The figure shows a seven percent hike from 2012 MCD polls which recorded 342 of the 1485 candidates, that is 23 per cent, to be crorepatis.

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  • Regina woman charged with human smuggling from US

    Regina woman charged with human smuggling from US

    The arrests were made after a four-month joint investigation in the Saskatchewan region. RCMP said a woman was then stopped on the Canadian side of the border between the North Portal and Northgate crossings, the legal entry points into Saskatchewan from North Dakota.

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  • London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

    London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

    A 32-year-old woman arrested in Manchester was bailed pending further enquiries until a date in late March. British police are combing through " massive amounts of computer data ", have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said Friday.

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  • Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump

    When Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited President Trump at the White House earlier this month, officials said Hijazi's case would be among the topics of discussion between the two governments. This is especially true when you know the real story of Hijazi, who formed a non-governmental organization called Belady whose entire objective was to help street children improve their lives.

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  • Korea calls on UN Secretariat to hold forum on Security Council resolutions

    Korea calls on UN Secretariat to hold forum on Security Council resolutions

    The United States and South Korea are now conducting annual, bilateral training exercises, codenamed "Max Thunder". "The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting this ballistic-missile launch", the council said in the statement, referring to the April 15 launch.

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