• Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa
Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

Javier Valdez , the award-winning journalist killed in Mexico, was targeted for his reporting, ariabendix writes https://t.co/Vflj00IXzU pic. twitter .com/iGtTQdeAig- The Atlantic (TheAtlantic) May 16, 2017 He was murdered by unidentified killers after they opened fire on his vehicle.

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  • Will hear only triple talaq case, says apex court
Will hear only triple talaq case, says apex court

The attorney general said the issues of Muslim marriage and divorce were separated from religion in Shariat Act of 1937 itself and have been codified as personal law under Section 2 of the Act. He said the fundamental question for determination by the Court in the case was whether, in a secular democracy, religion can be a reason to deny equal stat...

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  • Pakistan challenges ICJ jurisdiction over Jyadav's conviction
Pakistan challenges ICJ jurisdiction over Jyadav's conviction

While Pakistan alleged that Jadhav is a member of RAW, India said he was picked from the border of Afghanistan/Iran where he was doing his business after retiring from the Indian Navy. "We are confident that ICJ will take decision in favour of India and Jadhva will get justice". Islamabad has also not responded to a visa application by Jadav´s pare...

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  • France's Emmanuel Macron takes power, vows to overcome division
France's Emmanuel Macron takes power, vows to overcome division

REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool French President-elect Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the handover ceremony with outgoing President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace In Paris, France, May 14, 2017. "He has been reporting on the French election from the start and has had direct access to Macron and many on his team, making him pe...

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  • Necropolis With at Least 17 Mummies Unearthed in Egypt
Necropolis With at Least 17 Mummies Unearthed in Egypt

The necropolis, uncovered eight metres below ground in Minya, a province about 250km south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script. Chairman of Cairo University, Gaber Nassar, said "we will continue to fund the antiquities discoveries in Touna el-Gabal district, and turn it into an...

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  • SNP win the Scottish council elections
SNP win the Scottish council elections

She said: "Just as we doubled our numbers of MSPs previous year, and doubled our number of councillors last week, we now we have to double our efforts over these next four-and-a-half weeks". And this is where we'll be until June 8th and most likely for some time after that, two entrenched camps - unionist and nationalist - shouting at one another a...

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  • Syria: Agreement on 'de-escalation zones' could lift UN-facilitated political talks
Syria: Agreement on 'de-escalation zones' could lift UN-facilitated political talks

Bogdanov said. "That's not going to happen". "As to whether it will produce results or not, that depends on the implementation", the president said. Foreign Minister Sergey V. The "foremost" aim of the de-escalation or safe zones is to protect peaceful civilians, but Assad said they also provide armed militants with an opening "to enter into a tr...

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  • Pakistan blast kills 25,Deputy Chairman Senate injured
Pakistan blast kills 25,Deputy Chairman Senate injured

Television images showed people rushing injured to hospital and a few badly damaged vehicles. Several police were among the wounded. The Foreign Office of Turkey Friday condemned the terrorist attack targeting the motorcade of Deputy Senate Chairman, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Balochistan.

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  • Final push on Syria's Raqa in early summer
Final push on Syria's Raqa in early summer

The Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Coalition liberated Tabqa, which is southwest of Raqqa, Syria, as well as the Tabqa Dam and a nearby airfield May 10, Navy Capt. "We don't need any other forces to be our partner", he said. Earlier this week, the USA announced it would arm the Kurdish elements of the SDF for the fight for Raqqa - dubbe...

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  • Trump says North Korea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie'
Trump says North Korea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie'

The test is the state's fourth straight unsuccessful missile test since March. The President is set to speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said .

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  • Gujarat Board (GSEB) 12th Class 2017 Results Out | Check Now!
Gujarat Board (GSEB) 12th Class 2017 Results Out | Check Now!

Gujarat State Secondary And Higher Sec Education Board HSC Science IV Semester Exam Result 2017 Will Be Declared on 11th May 2017 after 10.00 Am. More than 1.4 lakh students written their exams this year in science stream and they are eagerly waiting for their results.

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  • United States pledges support for Kosovo, European Union hopes
United States pledges support for Kosovo, European Union hopes

Kosovo's government failed a no-confidence vote, and an election is expected within 45 days. The elections will further delay an agreement between Kosovo and Montenegro to formally recognize the boundaries between the two countries: it had stumbled over opposition objections that it would lead to a loss of 82 square kilometers (31.6 square mil...

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  • Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot
Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot

In addition to the two soldiers, a 24-year-old student from A.'s hometown of Offenbach, Matthias F., has also been arrested . Von der Leyen is a key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel in the conservative-dominated government. Investigators said the officer had been living a double life for more than a year, serving in the army while receiving stat...

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  • Despite Terror Concerns, Trump Confident He Can Broker Peace Between Israelis, Palestinians
Despite Terror Concerns, Trump Confident He Can Broker Peace Between Israelis, Palestinians

Abbas responded with a bit of flattery for the USA president, praising his "courageous stewardship" and "your great negotiating ability ", according to an English translator in the room. Trump noted that he and Abbas have spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other Israeli and Palestinian leaders about moving forward w...

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  • Donald Trump meets Russian Federation foreign minister amid James Comey controversy
Donald Trump meets Russian Federation foreign minister amid James Comey controversy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday held talks in Washington with President Donald Trump and his American counterpart Rex Tillerson on a host of issues, amid a raging political storm over the abrupt sacking of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief who was probing Russia's meddling in the U.S.

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  • Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

Conflicting approaches to Kurdish militias in the worldwide fight against the IS has caused tensions between Turkey and the West. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor that relies on a network of contacts on the ground to track developments in Syria's war, also confirmed the SDF's takeover of the area.

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  • New Orleans begins to remove second Confederate monument
New Orleans begins to remove second Confederate monument

It's the second of four monuments to the Confederacy slated for removal under a controversial city plan. Workers have removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans , the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal.

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  • Latest Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week
Latest Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

The UK will be asked to consider sending more troops to Afghanistan to strengthen efforts against the Taliban, reports suggest. "Rather, it's to try to bring about a negotiated end to this conflict". John Nicholson, told the Senate the security situation had deteriorated. Right now, only U.S. Special Operations forces can pursue the Taliban dire...

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  • Girl attacked by kangaroo at drive-thru zoo as mom records encounter
Girl attacked by kangaroo at drive-thru zoo as mom records encounter

It happened Saturday, when her family visited a safari park in Alabama. "It grabbed her through the fence and chewed on her head". The incident was caught on camera. WAFF reports they were told by a park employee that the owners didn't want to comment. At the entrance to the kangaroo trail, there are signs posted showing a state law as a warning...

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  • Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP
Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

It is expected that the final count will show she more than doubled the number of votes her father Jean-Marie Le Pen picked up in the second round of the 2002 election. "Far beyond the pack, Marion represented a hope for the future for many activists and voters of the Front National". "At 27 (year old) it is time for me to leave it for some time", ...

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  • Condoleeza Rice: Putin Wanted to 'Punish' U.S. for Doubting His Election
Condoleeza Rice: Putin Wanted to 'Punish' U.S. for Doubting His Election

Asked about Trump lashing out at judges when rulings go against him and describing the media as "the enemy of the people", Rice replied: "It's language that I would prefer not to hear". Flynn resigned in February after it was revealed he misled White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about the extent of his talks with Russian of...

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  • Philippines' Duterte visits Chinese warships in home town
Philippines' Duterte visits Chinese warships in home town

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Southeast Asian leaders Saturday they were facing a "massive" illegal drug menace that could destroy their societies, as he called for a united response. Diplomatic sources said China's stance was resisted by some ASEAN members, including Vietnam and Indonesia, a non-claimant in the South China S...

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  • Tiffany Trump to attend Georgetown University in the fall
Tiffany Trump to attend Georgetown University in the fall

The first daughter toured Harvard Law School in December. Her brother Eric graduated from Georgetown in 2006 with a degree in finance and management. She did make a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in which she emphasized her father's more sensitive side that the media never sees. She is the only one of President Trump's children...

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  • South Korean presidential vote may change outlook on North Korea
South Korean presidential vote may change outlook on North Korea

The nation of 52 million people heads to the polls Tuesday in an election triggered by the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, who has been detained on corruption charges. In their eyes, Moon is unfit to lead South Korea because he is weak on security and is accused of being pro-North or even a "North Korean sympathiser".

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  • France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech
France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

In turn, Ms Le Pen said: "Then, there is the frontier of the Rhine, the most open, the most promising too - this Germanic world with which we will yet cooperate in so many ways, as long as we regain the status of allies and not of subjects or serfs".

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  • Hamas Elects New Politburo Chief: Haniyeh Replaces Meshal as Political Leader
Hamas Elects New Politburo Chief: Haniyeh Replaces Meshal as Political Leader

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group hoped Haniyeh's election "would see opening to the region". The group updated its 1988 founding document, aimed at bridging internal divisions between Gaza and the West Bank and to end its worldwide isolation as a terrorist group.

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  • Deal to establish Syrian
Deal to establish Syrian "de-escalation zones" comes into effect

The deal went into effect at 12:01 a.m. today. The memorandum on de-escalation zones took effect on May 6. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. and Russian Federation signed the memorandum in 2015 when Russian Federation began its air operations in the country. "The Russians this time are more serious, we sensed it, more than l...

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  • Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt
Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt

Military officers now head up a third of the government's ministries and make up half of the country's governors. "They destroyed everything" before police came and fired tear gas to disperse the looters, said Nuvia Torrealba, 42, who worked in a bakery.

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  • Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected Hamas leader
Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected Hamas leader

He said the Hamas movement was pumping new blood into its leadership, referring to electing Yehya al-Sinwar, as the leader of the movement in the Gaza Strip, and electing a new Shoura Council. Hanieyh, a former prime minister, competed for the post along with senior Hamas leaders Moussa Abu Marzouk and Mohammed Nazzal. An influential milita...

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  • 2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer
2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

On Saturday, Boston Police identified the suspsect as 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira of Chelsea. Police fired back, striking but not killing Teixeira, who was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment and against whom charges were still being compiled.

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  • Russia Says Syria Safe Zones Closed to US-Coalition Jets
Russia Says Syria Safe Zones Closed to US-Coalition Jets

The largest de-escalation zone, in northern Syria, includes Idlib province and adjoining districts of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia with a population of over 1 million, the memorandum text said. He did not elaborate. Though the United Nation's Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, hailed the plan, members of the Syrian opposition cried foul, arguing that s...

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  • Cahill Pushing For Return For Chelsea Against Southampton
Cahill Pushing For Return For Chelsea Against Southampton

It was the former Atletico Madrid star's 50 Premier League goal. "He played a really good game and is very important for us". Hazard has played a influential roles in Chelsea's march towards Premier League title. "It does feel like a massive step". "It's the first time in a long time that we've played [before Tottenham] so we knew how important...

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  • About 200 inmates break out of Indonesian jail
About 200 inmates break out of Indonesian jail

The inmates escaped the prison in protest at the overcapacity problem in Sialang Bungkuk Penitentiary, which has only 361 cells to accommodate 1,800 inmates. Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to search for some scores of inmates who escaped Friday from the overcrowded prison on Sumatra island. Most of those recaptured had been caught ...

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  • Flood fighting continues in Central, Eastern and Western Canada
Flood fighting continues in Central, Eastern and Western Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that the federal government will provide aid where needed and that includes the federal Canadian Armed Forces troops that have spread out in Quebec. About 124 cities and towns in the province of Quebec were affected by flooding that inundated 1,326 residences, according to Urgences Quebec. In the nation'...

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  • Canada studying ban on US coal exports from Pacific ports
Canada studying ban on US coal exports from Pacific ports

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Saturday fired back at Canada following reports that Ottawa's government is considering retaliatory actions against the USA for imposing preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber products - threats that Ross deemed "inappropriate".

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