• China says it has 'indisputable sovereignty' over South China Sea
China says it has 'indisputable sovereignty' over South China Sea

U.S. officials said that in early April, intelligence officers detected China was moving radar and communications-jamming equipment to the Spratly Island outposts. "That's a pretty strong, if implicit, threat", he said. It said the HQ-9B long-range, surface-to-air missiles could target aircraft, drones and cruise missiles within 160 nautical miles.

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  • Beijing says solving all China-US trade disputes at once is unrealistic
Beijing says solving all China-US trade disputes at once is unrealistic

China was not included in that exemption, and soon retaliated with its own list of tariffs on US goods after the initial announcement. US President Donald Trump has sent nearly all of his close economic advisors to China, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer ...

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  • Buhari Meets Nigerian Energy Firms in America
Buhari Meets Nigerian Energy Firms in America

President Donald Trump says the USA values Nigeria's role as a strong democratic leader in West Africa. AS the 2019 general elections approach, President Muhammadu Buhari has admonished journalists to report the process without bias irrespective of who is involved.

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  • ICRC staff member abducted in Somalia
ICRC staff member abducted in Somalia

The ICRC said in a statement the abduction occurred around 8 pm (1700 GMT) on Wednesday. A local ICRC employee, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two other foreign staff members had been evacuated along with senior Somali staff. Somalia, which collapsed into civil war in 1991 and has been the site of an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency ...

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  • Alleged NJ Mystery Pooper Is A Hudson Valley Native
Alleged NJ Mystery Pooper Is A Hudson Valley Native

Thomas Tramaglini, 42, has led the Kenilworth School District since August 2015. He was reportedly spotted leaving behind his daily gift before 6 a.m. The district said unpaid leaves are only ordered in the face of indictments or tenure charges. The superintendent makes $147,504 a year. According to the Kenilworth school district website, Trama...

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  • Woman indicted in auto crash that killed 2 children
Woman indicted in auto crash that killed 2 children

If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison. Bruns was allegedly told by a doctor on January 8 not to drive for a year after she had a medical episode while driving on Staten Island and was hospitalized for two days. Her driver's license was suspended following the crash. "The neurologist knew that and wrote a letter that she can resume...

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  • Trump derides Mueller's obstruction probe as a 'setup' and 'trap'
Trump derides Mueller's obstruction probe as a 'setup' and 'trap'

It's common practice for prosecutors to inform defense attorneys about the subjects they plan to pursue during a voluntary interview and for defense lawyers to try to limit the extent of questioning, said Harry Sandick, a former prosecutor with the US Attorney for the Southern District of NY.

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  • OSU, OU players selected to NCAA Tennis Individual Tournament fields
OSU, OU players selected to NCAA Tennis Individual Tournament fields

Baylor's only back-to-back NCAA Championship berths were in 1966-67 and 2016-17. Pepperdine has only missed the NCAA Tournament twice in the program's 35-year history. 30 teams and six individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships to be played May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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  • Paul George Is 'Gone' After Season With Thunder (Ryen Russillo Show)
Paul George Is 'Gone' After Season With Thunder (Ryen Russillo Show)

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti called the 2017-18 Thunder season a disappointment, but expresssed confidence and optimism the team and franchise can improve next season. Presti said they're not making plans for the team if George does not re-sign, but will be ready to make moves if that happens. The team has had honest and open...

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  • Quetta sit-in: COAS meets Hazara community notables, says ISPR
Quetta sit-in: COAS meets Hazara community notables, says ISPR

Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, and Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti were part of the meeting.

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  • France Plans Tighter Security Against Next Round Of Protests
France Plans Tighter Security Against Next Round Of Protests

Lawkeepers in France held several people in the wake of the violence that rocked Paris on Tuesday, May 1, observed as International Workers' Day. After trying to hold up the march a group of protesters ran amok along the route, destroying a McDonald's restaurant near Austerlitz station, east of the city centre, and setting it ablaze.

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  • Varadkar visit to Northern Ireland kept 'deliberately low-key'
Varadkar visit to Northern Ireland kept 'deliberately low-key'

Lord Patten turned on those who had warned the Lords was "playing with fire" by amending the Bill, saying: 'I'll tell you what I think playing with fire is. He also stressed that he felt that Varadkar had been "provocative" in staging his trip to Northern Ireland without consulting local politicians, even though the Northern Ireland Office had been...

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  • Delhi, Varanasi among most polluted cities in the world, says WHO
Delhi, Varanasi among most polluted cities in the world, says WHO

The seven million who die every year are exposed to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia .

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  • Russian jet intercept 'unprofessional'
Russian jet intercept 'unprofessional'

U.S. Navy officials said at the time that the buzzing "crossing directly through the EP-3's flight path" and lasted roughly two hours and forty minutes. Retired Adm. Robert Joseph Natter, once commander at the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, said he doesn't know enough about this incident to know if the intercept put American aviators at risk.

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  • Mattis tempers optimistic outlook on Afghanistan after twin bombings
Mattis tempers optimistic outlook on Afghanistan after twin bombings

The attacks came days after the Taliban began a spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture by the Afghan government. "The murder of journalists and other innocent people is a great testimony to what it is we stand for and more importantly what we stand against", Mattis said .

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  • Cardinal George Pell back in court today
Cardinal George Pell back in court today

He asked that Pell not be compelled to be at the next hearing, but Judge Susan Pullen denied the lawyer's request. Wallington gave the 76-year-old permission not to stand, which is customary. He is known for his staunchly conservative views on issues such as homosexuality and abortion, which he once said was a "worse moral scandal" than child sex a...

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  • Amazon continues to expand outside of Washington state
Amazon continues to expand outside of Washington state

A concept design of Amazon's new tech hub in Boston. Additionally in Vancouver, the human resources technology team helps build the HR, recruiting and employee management software systems that support Amazon's global workforce of over 560,000 employees.

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  • White House tree: Emmanuel Macron gift to Donald Trump disappears
White House tree: Emmanuel Macron gift to Donald Trump disappears

Much of the coverage last week centered on Macron's and Trump's weird body language and odd friendship, and the ice-cold nature of Merkel's relationship with the president. "He's directed the administration to try and fix it, and if we can't fix it, he's going to withdraw from the deal". Mr Trump sees three defects in the agreement: a failure t...

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  • RaGa meets RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Delhi's AIIMS
RaGa meets RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Delhi's AIIMS

The matter turned ugly after a group of unidentified persons misbehaved with the AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria and vandalised the cardio-thoracic lab. "However, he requested to be kept in (the) hospital since he wanted to travel on Monday", a spokesperson said. After his discharge, the RJD chief wrote to the AIIMS director saying he was unwel...

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  • Cardi B Addresses 'New Beef' Onstage: 'Watch When I Drop This Baby'
Cardi B Addresses 'New Beef' Onstage: 'Watch When I Drop This Baby'

Nineteen years old and off at Harvard, Sasha's older sister Malia has gotten most of the press focused on her since her dad left office. She expressed her support for Sasha's father. Cardi B's team should really be more careful transporting this precious cargo. Cardi was performing on Saturday at the festival, held at RFK Stadium.

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  • Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Sahara weapons dispute
Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Sahara weapons dispute

Rashid said that the relations between "Polisario Front and Hezbollah are not bad, but they have not reached the level of coordination in the field of military training", adding that Polisario Front does not need to ask "Hezbollah for such support".

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  • Rod Rosenstein: 'The Department of Justice Is Not Going to Be Extorted.'
Rod Rosenstein: 'The Department of Justice Is Not Going to Be Extorted.'

The fate of the Trump presidency may well rest in what special counsel Robert S. Mueller III eventually reports out - and Rosenstein is responsible for overseeing the investigation . Noting that the department is "not independent of the executive branch", he said its mission was to enforce the law as well as carry out the priorities of the admin...

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  • Purrfect Ending: Pepper The Cat Rescued From JFK Airport
Purrfect Ending: Pepper The Cat Rescued From JFK Airport

Saturday. "Police say Tang also enticed Pepper with some of her favorite foods". "She came to me and started eating the food". "It looked like she was waiting for me". Her owner skipped the flight but eventually had to follow her plan to relocate to China. The friend will be responsible for getting Pepper to the owner.

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  • World's Oldest Spider Dead at 43
World's Oldest Spider Dead at 43

It was the oldest spider known to science, passing the previous record holder, a 28-year-old Mexican tarantula. The arachnid's significant life had allowed scientists to further investigate the behaviour and population dynamics of trapdoor spiders.

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  • The world's oldest spider has died, aged 43
The world's oldest spider has died, aged 43

A normal trapdoor spider can live up to 20 years. The scientists informed that these trapdoor spiders build burrows of about 30-centimeter deep with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil and vegetation, and sit inside them inactive with low metabolism.

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  • South Korean President says Trump deserves a Nobel Prize
South Korean President says Trump deserves a Nobel Prize

The question became more hard to answer during the weekend, in the wake of an historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "The only thing we need is peace", according to the South's presidential office. As The Independent notes, Moon previously said Trump "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks"...

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  • Letter to BS: Modi govt meets electrification target of 18000 villages
Letter to BS: Modi govt meets electrification target of 18000 villages

But some people have said in response to Modi's tweet that their villages, around the country, are not connected to the grid, despite government claims. Indian media have also highlighted cases of villages supposedly electrified but where power appears to be non-existent, intermittent or available only to a few.

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  • Journalists believed targets in Afghanistan twin bombings
Journalists believed targets in Afghanistan twin bombings

The other journalists killed in the attack belonged to local outlets: Yar Mohammad Tokhi, a Tolonews cameraman; Ghazi Rasooli, a 1TV reporter; Nowrooz Rajabj, a 1TV cameraman; Saleem Talash, a Mashal TV reporter; Mahram Durani, a journalist from Shamsad TV; and Ali Salimi , a Mashal TV cameraman.

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  • Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation over
Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation over "con job" tweet

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan centers on an April 18 post on Trump's Twitter account in which he reacts to another person's tweet about the sketch. Earlier this month, the FBI raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room as part of a criminal investigation into Cohen's financial dealings. Cohen's attorney said in court la...

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  • Unusual Eruptions at World's Largest Active Geyser in Yellowstone
Unusual Eruptions at World's Largest Active Geyser in Yellowstone

The Steamboat geyser in Yellowstone National Park has not been active since September 2014. Steamboat used to compete for the record with a geyser in New Zealand, which changed after a landslide, and Yellowstone's Excelsior Geyser, which hasn't erupted since the 1980s .

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