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Counting of votes in the bye-elections for five Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh began at 8 am on Wednesday. After 11 rounds in Phulpur , Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 15,733 votes. The Rashtriya Janata Dal was ahead in Jehanabad by almost 8,900 votes. In the prestigious Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, the home turf of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla was trailing behind Praveen Nishad of the SP by over 1,500 ...
  • Ex-Cuomo aide convicted in bribery case

    Ex-Cuomo aide convicted in bribery case

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    The verdict followed a multi-week trial that put a spotlight on the attempts of private companies to gain influence with Cuomo, a Democrat who once likened Percoco to a brother. The prosecution also showed how Percoco continued to use his state office and flex his muscle even after he'd supposedly resigned in 2014 to work on the governor's campaign full-time.
  • Nigeria negotiating for release of abducted schoolgirls

    Nigeria negotiating for release of abducted schoolgirls

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    Though Shekau, the popular leader of the group claims the kidnap of the Chibok girls, no one is certain about the faction behind the latest kidnap of the Dapchi schoolgirls on February 19, 2018. "We are trying to be careful". We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019, " he added.
  • Children's shoes at Capitol represent those killed in last 5 years

    Children's shoes at Capitol represent those killed in last 5 years

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    A sea of empty shoes also filled the grounds outside the Department of Health in 2016 to represent the millions of uninsured people who die each year from treatable conditions. A few have threatened to suspend students if they disrupt class by leaving. The protest was the latest movement from activists groups to call on lawmakers to take steps to curb rampant shooting incidents in US schools.
  • Video shows fatal courtroom shooting

    Video shows fatal courtroom shooting

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    Dowdell granted the summary judgment Friday and dismissed the plaintiff's excessive force lawsuit. Angilau's family first filed the wrongful death lawsuit in 2014 - claiming he shouldn't have been shot because it was 'partially unreasonable, reckless and constitutionally excessive.
  • Twitter purges host of accounts known for stealing tweets

    Twitter purges host of accounts known for stealing tweets

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    A bunch of massively popular accounts that are known for stealing other people's viral tweets , including Common White Girl and Dory, were suspended late on Friday. According to Verge, the new rules come after leaks that over 50,000 accounts linked to Russian backed organizations. This organization has been reported to influence the 2016 U.S.
  • Canada will not be back door to cheap offshore steel, Trudeau reiterates

    Canada will not be back door to cheap offshore steel, Trudeau reiterates

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    Days ago, Trump had kind of blackmailed Canada by saying the U.S. will exempt its neighbouring country from the latest trade tariffs only when a new NAFTA is signed. "We know that the collaboration on NORAD, the collaboration on national security issues narrow and broadly is something that is really important to both of our countries".
  • Israeli Army Draft Bill Spat Could Spark Early Elections

    Israeli Army Draft Bill Spat Could Spark Early Elections

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    Based on that compromise, parliament could give final approval to the budget and preliminary approval to the conscription bill as early as Tuesday night. Lieberman slammed the bill. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said he would resign if the budget did not pass in the Knesset's winter session, which ends on Sunday .
  • Theni forest fire: Trekking suspended in Kerala forests

    Theni forest fire: Trekking suspended in Kerala forests

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    According to the official, one person after getting admitted to the Government Hospital in Madurai got himself transferred to a private hospital and another person left for Chennai . It may be recalled the state government had said the trekkers had not obtained required permission for the expedition. Rescue Operation is On 9 People trekkers and 27 Rescued: - As per the reports , 36 trekkers who got trapped in Sunday evening's forest fire in Tamil Nadu are being rescued by the local ...
  • Trump Says US to Quit Iran Deal if Significant Changes Not Made

    Trump Says US to Quit Iran Deal if Significant Changes Not Made

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    Netanyahu recently returned from the U.S. where he met with President Donald Trump , U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and senior American lawmakers. "I said that the nuclear agreement with Iran contains within it many dangers for the world, including the special danger of the nuclearisation of the West Asia", Netanyahu said, according to an statement.
  • Blizzard warnings up for 3rd nor'easter hitting Northeast

    Blizzard warnings up for 3rd nor'easter hitting Northeast

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    As the storm barrels up the East Coast, New York and Philadelphia could get a couple inches of snow through Tuesday , although the rest of upstate New York, eastern Long Island and New England could see varying amounts of at least 6 inches, according to The Weather Channel .
  • Storm warning: Kerala on high alert after depression in Arabian Sea deepens

    Storm warning: Kerala on high alert after depression in Arabian Sea deepens

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    The ruling LDF government, criticised for its alleged late response to the cyclone, has already taken emergency measures, sending SOS messages to the coast to prevent fishermen from going out to sea. The Chief Minister also called for a top level meeting to be attended by authorities such as chief secretary Paul Antony, state police chief Lokanath Behera, fisheries principal secretary B Sreenivas, Met director S Sudevan and other officials.
  • This ICE Spokesperson Said He Couldn't Continue Lying, So He Quit

    This ICE Spokesperson Said He Couldn't Continue Lying, So He Quit

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    Mayor Schaaf told The Washington Post in an interview earlier this month that she made a decision to warn the immigrant community of the impending ICE raid for fear that the operation was not wholly targeting "criminals", and that, instead, hard-working mothers or fathers without criminal records might end up arrested and deported.
  • Eni sells 10% Shorouk stake to Mubadala

    Eni sells 10% Shorouk stake to Mubadala

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    A group of Indian companies paid $600 million for rights to 10 percent of Lower Zakum on February 10, and Japan's Inpex bought the same-sized stake later that month. Its portfolio includes the Dolphin Gas Project in the Middle East, enhanced oil recovery operations in Oman along with exploration, development and production in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
  • European Union to propose limited market access for UK-based banks

    European Union to propose limited market access for UK-based banks

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    It also reiterates the importance given to securing equal and fair treatment for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom and British citizens living in the EU. The DUP's involvement is significant as they ensure the Conservatives have enough votes to govern a majority in parliament. 'We will always be very happy to listen to any proposals on our exit from the European Union, ' he said .