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Reports emerge about Cassie Sainsbury's life

Reports emerge about Cassie Sainsbury's life Cassie was arrested at El Dorado worldwide airport on April 12, and has since been held at El Buen Pastor women's prison. The program expanded on these allegations, with her lawyer claiming the 22-year-old fell victim to an worldwide drug syndicate, threatening to murder her family if she didn't act as a mule. [Full Article...]

15K lives saved each year due to seat belt use

15K lives saved each year due to seat belt use The true cost of not buckling your belt goes far beyond what amounts to a $10 citation. Over the last two decades, the seat belt usage rate in Wisconsin has risen to 88%. That's because the Texas Department of Transportation's annual " Click It or Ticket " enforcement campaign is starting. "Today, almost 92 percent (of people) buckle up, but 8 percent still don't and the number of people who d... [Full Article...]

'GST rate of 28 pc 'huge setback' for film industry'

'GST rate of 28 pc 'huge setback' for film industry' A day after the GST council decided on the rates, domestic rating agency Icra said, the structure is unlikely to fan inflation. There has been debate on the multiplicity of tax slabs under GST with experts and analysts suggesting their reduction but Goyal said that now the reduction of tax slabs under GST was not feasible because of the wide variety of goods and sevices under the tax net. [Full Article...]

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran Rouhani treaded cautiously. In April 2017, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that Iran had been complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but said the Trump Administration was weighing whether to unilaterally break the terms of the deal. [Full Article...]

Manu Ginobili talks about possible retirement before Spurs-Warriors Game 4

Manu Ginobili talks about possible retirement before Spurs-Warriors Game 4 Kevin Durant was the star of the night with 33 points, 19 of which came in the first quarter. Stephen Curry had 21 points and was the leading backup for Durant. Leonard, who was selected to the All-NBA first team on Friday, has not played since aggravating the injury in the third quarter of Game 1 and has not participated in practice other than light shooting. [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau photobombs Vancouver students at prom

Justin Trudeau photobombs Vancouver students at prom During his trips to British Columbia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has seemed to have a knack for stumbling upon people as they celebrate personal milestones. Another one of the students, Cam Corrado , posted the group photo on Instagram . Justin Trudeau , however, enjoys photobombing unsuspecting constituents in his spare time. [Full Article...]

Blast leaves 24 wounded at Thai hospital

Blast leaves 24 wounded at Thai hospital The bomb had been hidden in a container near the hospital's pharmacy, sparking panic and sending smoke into the corridors. "We'll investigate further but initially we found the explosive had a range of 2-3 metres", he said. The one region where daily violence and large bomb blasts persist is the country's "Deep South", where Malay Muslim militants have fought a long insurgency. [Full Article...]

What does council vote tell us about general election?

What does council vote tell us about general election? Both the Liberal Democrats (6.8%) and the Greens (4.1%) were even further behind. She will say: "It's to bring the SNP down to size; to show they can't take Scotland for granted; to show that we, the Scottish Conservatives, can lead Scotland's fightback against the SNP". [Full Article...]

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

In a meeting with Russian diplomats the day after firing Comey, Trump called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation leader "a real nut job" and said his exit relieved him of "great pressure" he faced over Russian ties. Technically, impeachment can only be levelled against high ranking government officials because it requires (A) the overturning of the normal Constitutional procedures that appl... [Full Article...]

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

A sea lion was captured on video dragging a young girl into the water at Richmond's Steveston Fisherman Wharf . The girl and the man did not appear injured and walked away from the scene. The perturbed beast grabbed a little girl sitting on a ledge in pulled her into the water, to the shock of all the adults on the dock. They are huge animals - they are not circus performers. [Full Article...]

Protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajinikanth in Chennai, effigy burnt

Protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajinikanth in Chennai, effigy burnt The Chennai city police on Monday detained 30 members of the Thamizhar Munetra Padai (TMP) who took out a rally towards the Poes Garden residence of actor Rajinikanth condemning his alleged move to enter politics. "If he wants to meet the Prime Minister, there is no problem", he said. Some media reports suggest that Rajinikanth may join the BJP, although he himself has not hinted at it. [Full Article...]

Led coalition strikes pro-regime Shia militiamen convoy in Syria

At the time , the Assad-allied forces "were advancing well inside" the deconfliction area, the coalition said . US-led warplanes carried out the strike in the east of the country against a convoy of pro-government forces headed towards a remote coalition garrison near the border with Jordan. [Full Article...]

Trump taking unique Saudi-to-Israel flight

Still, Trump's visit to the wall will be a symbolic statement about the Jewish people's connection to Israel, and Jerusalem in particular. Preparations for Trump's visit have led to criticism from Israeli right-wingers after USA officials declined to say whether the Western Wall was part of Israel. [Full Article...]

French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement

French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement The Republican president had tweeted his congratulations to the 39-year-old centrist Macron on Sunday, saying he looked forward to working with him. Some hailed Macron's defeat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as "3-0" after moderate politicians also beat extremists in Austria and the Netherlands in recent elections. [Full Article...]

With Downfall of the bridge two people dead and

With Downfall of the bridge two people dead and This is published unedited from the IANS feed . The incident took place on Thursday evening when people gathered on the bridge following the suicide attempt by a youth. The Indian Navy, whose divers are engaged in search-and-rescue operations, said the operation was resumed on Friday even as crocodiles in the Sanvordem river were creating a hindrance in the efforts. [Full Article...]

Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary

Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary Meanwhile, windows at a campaign office of President Hassan Rouhani were broken by vandals. "The hype over Iran's missile capability is due to their (enemies) spite and anger about this element of power in Iran", Khamenei said to commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. [Full Article...]

United States lawmakers want Trump to explain giving intelligence to Russian Federation

Congressional Republicans and Democrats expressed concern about the report. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to recuse himself from any involvement in the FBI's investigations into Russia after it was revealed that he twice met with Kislyak, despite testifying during his confirmation hearing that he had had no contact with Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of visit

Trump is traveling to Israel on May 22, as part of his first trip overseas, which will also include a stop in Saudi Arabia. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the president was still considering the move, but was analyzing the impact it would have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. [Full Article...]

Trump shared secret info about ISIS with Russians

They said it was considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the US government. Putin jokingly said of Lavrov, "I will have to reprimand him because he shared these secrets neither with me nor with the Russian secret services which is very inappropriate on his part". [Full Article...]

Controversial new US ambassador arrives in Israel

The newly appointed USA ambassador to Israel arrived in Jerusalem on Monday. Israel's right-wing had placed high hopes in Trump's presidency following his pledges of ardent support for Israel and a commitment to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem . [Full Article...]


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