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Rio Tinto said last Friday that it will declare force majeure on certain customer contracts after USA sanctions on its partner Russian aluminium producer Rusal. Rio Tinto is to declare force majeure on following USA imposed sanctions on partner Rusal. Traders said the price jump is a sign of panic in the market, as aluminium smelters look for alternative supply of the key material.
  • After acquiting 5 in masjid blast case, judge resigns

    After acquiting 5 in masjid blast case, judge resigns

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    The other two will now be freed from jail. The septuagenarian is now on bail in the case pertaining to the blast on the Samjhauta Express train near Panipat in Haryana. The Special National Investigative Agency (NIA) judge, who on Monday delivered the verdict in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case , has resigned . A total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial and as many as 411 documents exhibited.
  • Facebook makes privacy settings easier by upgrading their bookmark menu

    Facebook makes privacy settings easier by upgrading their bookmark menu

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    Not all users are outraged by the fact that someone got hold of their data and used it inappropriately. Mr Zuckerberg said he's willing to fix the problems in Facebook , even if that requires a substantial investment, and he acknowledged it is "inevitable that there will need to be some regulation".
  • Bush 'very pleased' by pardon for Scooter Libby

    Bush 'very pleased' by pardon for Scooter Libby

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    But critics noted the timing, coming as Trump fumes over Robert Mueller's probe, which he has dubbed a "witch hunt". The White House said Libby had served "more than a decade of honorable service" before his conviction, that his record is "unblemished" since, and that he "continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers".
  • Erdogan and Trump agree to stay in close touch on Syria

    Erdogan and Trump agree to stay in close touch on Syria

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    This is not the first time that Assad's regime uses chemical weapons. Russian tourists visited Turkey past year and made Turkey the top tourism market for Russians, with a 12.7 percent of share in the total, according to the statement. But Erdogan regards the Kurds as terrorists and has now thrown in his lot with Putin and Iran. "One supports terror elements, supporting the PKK/PYD/YPG, and they act with them in Syria".
  • Winnie Mandela laid to rest

    Winnie Mandela laid to rest

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    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at a memorial in NY, not mentioning Nelson Mandela at all. They abducted people, held them at her home, beat them and tortured and killed some. He said she personified the true meaning of speaking truth to power and she was the authentic voice of the people's war against apartheid. She understood that her suffering was not in vein and that's the legacy of a great leader who we know as the Mother of the Nation adds Ramaphosa.
  • Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

    Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

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    Severe weather will soon be moving into the area, and today's dramatic change in conditions is preparing the way. It will be almost a carbon copy of yesterday with summer-like sunshine and unseasonable warmth. In addition, expect strong wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour. The winter storm watch issued on Thursday grew slightly to include counties along and north of I-69, now encompassing Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties.
  • At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

    At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

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    Other than the district governor, Ali Dost Shams, all the casualties were security forces, Mohsen said. According to Associated Press, the blistering attack in the Khwaja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province.
  • Russian Federation spied on Skripal and his daughter for at least five years

    Russian Federation spied on Skripal and his daughter for at least five years

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    Mark Sedwill also said in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Russian Federation had previously tested whether door handles could be used to deliver nerve agents. Among the techniques they had investigated for delivering nerve agents was applying them to door handles, he said. "If someone was spying, why were the British services not complaining about that?" Former KGB bodyguards identified as suspects in the murder denied any involvement .
  • Statement By Defense Secretary Mattis On Airstrikes Against Syria

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    Defense Secretary James Mattis says the US has no reports of suffering any losses during the initial airstrikes on Syria Friday, ABC reports. US President Donald Trump has delayed a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all".
  • Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza

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    He holds a rank similar to captain. "I hope those same journalists and media outlets that were so outraged and spoke about the poor journalist just faithfully doing his job publish the correct facts". Yousef Munayyer, who directs the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, pointed out how extreme Israel's rules of engagement now are, in permitting lethal fire to be used against protesters who even approach its perimeter fence around Gaza.
  • Did Prince William just accidentally let slip the royal baby's gender?

    Did Prince William just accidentally let slip the royal baby's gender?

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    Are Prince George and Princess Charlotte getting a baby brother? Ecstatic royal fans could be waiting days or even weeks for the birth of the latest royal, as the family remain tight lipped on the closely guarded due date secret. Kate is thought to have been overdue with both George and Charlotte, so a lot will depend on whether the same happens this time. It is also possible that the baby could share a birthday with one of its relations - its great grandmother the Queen will be 92 on ...
  • Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins fourth term as president

    Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins fourth term as president

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    Opposition parties in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation have said the elections are a sham and accused the authorities of preparing to rig the vote. Ilham Aliyev was re-elected in 2008 and 2013 in polls that were denounced by opposition parties as fraudulent. New constitutional amendments extended the mandate from 5 to 7 years, while the prohibition to take that position for more than two consecutive terms was removed, which allows Aliyev to remain in power up to 2025.
  • Tristan Thompson's Alleged Mistress Posts Sex Tape

    Tristan Thompson's Alleged Mistress Posts Sex Tape

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    It was all speculation until photo and video revealed the ugly truth. Kardashian , who is nine months pregnant, remains in OH, where Thompson's home is. Thompson and Kardashian began dating in 2016. "God bless you and your baby". 'First Lamar cheated on her and now Tristan , ' the insider claimed to PEOPLE .
  • PM Modi, Amit Shah to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

    PM Modi, Amit Shah to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

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    Earlier, NDA MPs announced they won't take salaries for 23 days since no work had been done. BJP president Amit Shah will also be holding a similar protest in West Bengal's Hubli. Modi will observe the fast but that would not stop him from continuing routine official work including inaugurating 10th edition of Defence Expo in Chennai at Tiruvidanthal, in Kancheepuram district that has been on edge due to protests over Cauvery water issue.
  • Israeli Labor Party Breaks Off Relations With Britain's Corbyn

    Israeli Labor Party Breaks Off Relations With Britain's Corbyn

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    He says there will be a "temporary suspension of all formal relations" between the two parties, saying they can not continue "while you fail to adequately address the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party". In a message read out at a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday, Mr. Corbyn demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May support the United Nation's call for an independent global inquiry.
  • US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

    US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

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    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) suggested that Ryan may not be able to continue serving as Speaker on Wednesday. Likely contenders to replace Ryan included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and McCarthy. The California Republican and current House Majority Leader was considered one of the leading contenders for the job when John Boehner left the post in 2015.
  • Iranians killed in strike on Syrian airbase, bodies taken to Tehran

    Iranians killed in strike on Syrian airbase, bodies taken to Tehran

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    In recent weeks, government forces have recaptured villages and towns in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital. Iran also could also push back against the United States in places such as Iraq, where USA troops are present. Mr Trump had earlier taken to Twitter to issue a warning to Syrian and its allies. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout

    Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout

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    Emboldened by support from across the country, Oklahoma teachers swarmed the state Capitol for a second week, urging lawmakers to increase funding for education in the state. "My heart wants to be encouraged, but I am a little pessimistic", said Mary Means, a special education teacher from Luther High School. Derek Harris, a co-founder of Arizona Educators United, took to Facebook Live on Monday night to share the news that a date was about to be set for a long-term walkout.
  • Florida Live with Dan Maduri on Scott's Senate Announcement

    Florida Live with Dan Maduri on Scott's Senate Announcement

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    The time and location of the announcement was not made official until hours before it started, but four Democratic protesters made it in time to stand outside and wave signs stating, "No to Scott in U.S. "We're not going to see a change in Washington if we don't have term limits on Congress", he said. "That is why workers like me will be spending our free time to help him win", she said.
  • Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddharamiah may contest from 2 seats

    Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddharamiah may contest from 2 seats

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    Among the candidates are numerous party's 48 sitting or outgoing legislators from the state's northern, central and southern region, including Bengaluru , which has 28 assembly constituencies. The Karnataka chief minister was in the national capital to attend the party's steering committee meeting to screen the candidates for the state polls.
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull trails opposition in 30th consecutive poll

    Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull trails opposition in 30th consecutive poll

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    Tony Abbott believes Malcolm Turnbull should explain why his 30th Newspoll loss is not the same as the test he used to depose the former prime minster. "That's his problem", Mr Shorten said at a press conference at Midland train station in Western Australian. Despite his dismal run of opinion polls, Mr Turnbull's immediate future appears to be secure because the coalition has no obvious alternative as leader.
  • Rahul leads Congress fast at Rajpath to protest against govt

    Rahul leads Congress fast at Rajpath to protest against govt

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    Modi ji does not have any place in his heart for Dalits. Along with Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leaders Sheila Dikshit, Kamal Nath, P C Chacko, Ajay Maken and Randeep Singh Surjewala were present at Rajghat. Patra said the Congress had fallen into its own trap. "Party leaders all over the country have supported Rahul Gandhi's by keeping a fast today", he added.
  • BLAME GAME: Russia says Israel was behind Syria airstrike

    BLAME GAME: Russia says Israel was behind Syria airstrike

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    U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to take military action against Syria over a suspected chemical-weapons attack on civilians over the weekend, while Russian Federation warned any such action would have "grave repercussions". "Without any grounds and without thinking about the consequences, the governments of the USA, the United Kingdom, and France are pursuing a confrontational policy towards Russia and Syria and are pushing the others toward this", Nebenzya was quoted as saying by ...
  • Ferrari mechanic suffers double leg break in Raikkonen accident

    Ferrari mechanic suffers double leg break in Raikkonen accident

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    He re-emerged in P3 place with Hamilton inheriting the lead from his teammate. We did not finish the race, so it is not great but this can happens sometimes'. "Communication is really hard when you are trying to catch Vettel". Raikkonen came in for his second change after 36 of 57 laps of the 5.4-kilometre (3.3-mile) desert circuit.
  • Motive behind van attack in Germany still a mystery

    Motive behind van attack in Germany still a mystery

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    Police also identified the two victims killed in the incident as a 51-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man. Muenster police president Hajo Kuhlisch said the man had four apartments and several cars, all of which were searched by police. "This was a terrible and sad day for the people of Muenster, all of Germany ... and also the people of The Netherlands, who were sitting here and became victims", he said.
  • PM Modi interacts with workers on BJP's foundation day

    PM Modi interacts with workers on BJP's foundation day

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    Raj, an IRS officer who resigned to join politics in 2003, followed it up with another on Sunday afternoon, which appeared as a clarification but left with scope for interpretation, with some suggesting it exposed the anti-Dalit stand of the party.
  • Arvind Kejriwal slams Narendra Modi for detention of TDP MPs

    Arvind Kejriwal slams Narendra Modi for detention of TDP MPs

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    He said he was supporting their demand for Special Status for their state. Posting several images on Twitter from Tughlak Road Police Station in New Delhi , Kejriwal condemned the MPs' detention, saying, "I went and met them at the police station in solidarity".
  • U.S. and North Korea 'holding secret talks' ahead of meeting

    U.S. and North Korea 'holding secret talks' ahead of meeting

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    Analysts said the efforts show that the U.S. intelligence agencies are taking the lead for summit preparations. The White House said Trump expected Kim to take concrete "steps" prior to the meeting . What we will see next is the exchanges of presidential envoys between the USA and North Korea". CNN reports that Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is also being considered as a potential meeting place.
  • Hungary's Euroskeptic leader Orban takes early lead in election

    Hungary's Euroskeptic leader Orban takes early lead in election

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    A splintered opposition and Hungary's complex electoral system make it hard to predict the expected margin of victory for Fidesz. "We are celebrating democracy and it seems like this feast will be attractive because many of us are taking part", said Gergely Karacsony, the leading candidate of the left-wing Socialist and Dialogue parties.
  • Brazil's Lula States he will turn himself in

    Brazil's Lula States he will turn himself in

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    The former leader is the latest of many high-profile people to be ensnared in possibly the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history. He was the first left-wing leader to make it to the Brazilian presidency in almost half a century.
  • Zuma supporters in ANC colours at night vigil

    Zuma supporters in ANC colours at night vigil

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    The ruling party leadership had instructed Zuma to resign in February after a leadership crisis that destabilized the ANC, which was already weakened by other scandals during Zuma's presidency. Mr Zuma's remaining supporters argue that he is being targeted for backing a radical economic reform agenda. Zuma is a Zulu and has his ancestral home in eastern KwaZulu-Natal, the province which makes up the bedrock of his support base.
  • Former S Korea President Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

    Former S Korea President Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

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    Park herself has constantly denied any wrongdoing and protested her extended detention as the trial unfolded. When the wide-ranging corruption scandal broke previous year it prompted massive street protests against Park across the country.
  • BJP protests against Congress in Parliament over disruptions

    BJP protests against Congress in Parliament over disruptions

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    With the rally, Shah sounded off the bugle for the 2019 polls in a distinctly electoral speech that targeted the Opposition parties and reiterated the BJP's commitment to Dalits, the poor, the backward and farmers. He appealed to the BJP Karyakartas to embrace the changing circumstances and at the same time work for the common good of society. And all the animals, be it the cats, snakes, mongoose, dog, cheetah and the lion, all take refuge on that tree to save themselves from getting washed ...
  • P2-B aid for workers hit by Boracay closure

    P2-B aid for workers hit by Boracay closure

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    The threat of closure first emerged in February when Duterte blasted the tiny island's 500 tourism-related hotels, restaurants and other businesses, accusing them of dumping sewage directly into the sea. "We fully support the government's intention to make Boracay fully safe and environmentally friendly". "The tour guides have already complained that they have no more guests".
  • UN Seeks Access to Douma in Eastern Ghouta, People 'on Their Knees'

    UN Seeks Access to Douma in Eastern Ghouta, People 'on Their Knees'

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    A state television correspondent reported that the "implementation phase of removing" Jaysh al-Islam from Douma began on Monday. The BBC's Martin Patience in Beirut says one suggestion is that the rebels may lay down their arms and in return become part of a security force recognised by the Syrian government.