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Two teens arrested over killing of journalist in Northern Ireland

Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland (CNN)Northern Ireland police have arrested two teenagers in connection with the murder of 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee, authorities said Saturday.The men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested under the terrorism act, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) tweeted. They have been taken to a police station in central Belfast.McKee, a…

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Notre Dame fire began in center of cathedral’s roof, says police origin

Paris (CNN)Investigators have pinpointed the start of the fire that ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, a police source told CNN.After police reviewed a cache of amateur video and photos from local residences, investigators believe the fire started at the center of the cathedral’s roof towards the base of the iconic spiral, the police…

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Explosives detonated outside Afghan ministry

(CNN)Three attackers detonated explosives outside the Afghan communication ministry in Kabul on Saturday, the interior ministry said. The attack took place around midday, said interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimy. A crisis unit has been sent to the scene to respond.Two of the attackers were killed by special forces, Rahimy told CNN, but the third attacker…

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Adele separates from husband

(CNN)Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative, Benny Tarantini. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” Adele and Konecki share one son…

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Armed Mexican troops question American soldiers on US side of boundary

(CNN)Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border, two US defense officials tell CNN.”On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations…

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Journalist murdered in Northern Ireland viewed as rising star

(CNN)Lyra McKee, the young investigative journalist shot dead during violence in Northern Ireland on Thursday, had been widely viewed as a rising star within the industry.McKee’s reporting and writing, inextricably linked to the volatile period of history in which she grew up, had led to international recognition and a high-profile book deal. “McKee’s passion is…

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Just how centuries of priceless treasures were saved from Notre Dame fire

Written by Eliza MackintoshSaskya Vandoorne, CNNParisJean-Marc Fournier didn’t have much time. As flames ripped through Notre Dame cathedral’s medieval roof on Monday evening, the Paris fire brigade chaplain had a single mission — to rescue two of its most sacred relics. The problem was that the Crown of Thorns, revered as having been worn by…

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Boxing’shooting in the foot,’ says Dana White

(CNN)Dana White is a man of many passions.From a love of grocery shopping and Tom Brady, to his hope of a thawing in relations between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was an open book as he spoke to CNN’s Patrick Snell.But White was at his most revealing…

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Innocent man freed in the span as a result of artwork and golfing

(CNN)Caged for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon sought solace in art.He loved to draw as a child, and took up sketching again to escape the harsh realities of prison after being handed 39 years to life for the fatal shooting of a man in downtown Buffalo in 1991.Art became Dixon’s salvation, and he…

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Read and find out the full Mueller report

(CNN)After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday. The report is nearly 400 pages and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.Live updates • Watch CNN LiveRead the full redacted…

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How Chinese internet trolls go after Beijing’s critics abroad

By James Griffiths, CNNUpdated 8:37 PM ET, Thu April 18, 2019Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.Hong Kong (CNN Business)Arslan Hidayat was at work when the trolls attacked. “My phone was going ‘bring, bring, bring,'” said the 31-year-old English teacher. “I was like, What the hell’s…

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WWII veteran celebrates his 98th birthday at the fitness center

(CNN)World War II veteran Fred Lawrence has been hitting the gym three days a week for years, so his 98th birthday was no exception.Lawrence has been going to the 24 Hour Fitness club in Gladstone, Oregon, near Portland, for five or six years and is the oldest member at the gym.The club was decorated with…

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Jason Momoa shaved his beard and folks are freaking out

(CNN)Before you ask “Why is this news?” remember that it’s Jason Momoa.The Jason Momoa whose role on “Game of Thrones” and as “Aquaman” has caused more than a few hearts to flutter and whose marriage to actress Lisa Bonet is absolute #relationshipgoals.Just when you thought you couldn’t love the dude more, he goes and shaves…

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Facebook and the artwork of the information ditch

San Francisco (CNN Business)On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report was released to the public, Facebook updated a month-old blog post titled “Keeping Passwords Secure” with a few lines of italicized text.”Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in…

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Trump tweets:’PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!’

1 hr 49 min agoTrump tweets “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” ahead of report’s releasePresident Trump tweeted “presidential harassment” ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.Moments ago, Trump sent out these two tweets:1 hr 53 min agoHow we expect today to play outAttorney General William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of special…

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Trump tweets ‘PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!’ Before record

1 hr 53 min agoTrump tweets “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” ahead of report’s releasePresident Trump tweeted “presidential harassment” ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.Moments ago, Trump sent out these two tweets:1 hr 57 min agoHow we expect today to play outAttorney General William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of special…

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Voters head to the polls for stage 2

less than 1 min agoWoman accused in terror case will stand for BJPFrom CNN’s Swati GuptaThe Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the candidature of a woman accused in a terror case to one of its most coveted seats in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.This is the first time a political party has nominated…

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Mueller report: William Barr to release redacted version

Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr defended his conclusion there was no evidence of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, as he prepares to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.The redacted report, which is nearly 400 pages, will fill in some — but likely not all — of the details explaining…

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‘The worst is ALMOST over’: 100+ Murdered by rain & dust storms Throughout India and Pakistan (VIDEOS)

Dozens of people have been killed across India and Pakistan as heavy dust and thunderstorms sweep through the region. While the worst is over, meteorologists expect the weather front will not stabilize until Friday. The powerful storms unleashed dust, lightning, hail, rain and high winds across northern and central parts of India on Monday, uprooting…

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Zombie pigs? Scientists restore partial function in hours-dead animal intelligence

Dead pigs’ brains have been partially revived in a study that upends established wisdom about what happens when we die, raising serious ethical questions even though researchers claim the brains never regained consciousness. Disembodied pig brains subjected to an experimental preservative procedure showed some restored cellular and molecular function and even some synaptic activity, researchers…

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North Korea tests Cryptic’tactical Led weapon’ after failed Trump-Kim summit

Kim Jong-un has supervised the test of a new “tactical guided weapon” just months after the summit in Vietnam failed to achieve any results as the US continues to demand unconditional denuclearization before any sanctions relief. The North Korean leader personally observed the new weapon test on Wednesday, KCNA said, without providing details, other than…

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‘3 stooges of socialism’:” Bolton attacks Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua in impotent verbal intervention

In a speech full of colorful phrases, from ’three stooges of socialism’ to ‘troika of tyranny,’ US national security adviser John Bolton threatened Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with regime change and announced more sanctions. “The United States looks forward to watching each corner of this sordid triangle of terror fall: in Havana, in Caracas and…

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North Korea tests’strategic’ weapon, report states

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a “new tactical guided weapons firing test” Wednesday, according to a report from the country’s state media. The report, published Thursday morning local time (Wednesday evening ET) by news agency KCNA, did not state exactly what kind of weapon was tested, nor its…

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Scientists eventually discovered first molecule formed by Big Bang in distance

(CNN)When the universe formed during the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, the chemical reactions of the aftermath formed the first molecules. Those first molecules were crucial in helping form everything we know, but they’re also absent. And although HeH+, the helium hydride ion, has been proposed for years as that first molecule, scientists couldn’t…

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Armed woman wanted for Columbine hazard discovered dead

(CNN)An FBI official has confirmed investigators are looking into a website believed to be connected to Sol Pais, the Florida high school student who was “infatuated” with the Columbine High massacre and traveled cross-country to Colorado while making threats.Pais, 18, was found dead Wednesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun blast at a national recreation…

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Cash seizure prompts questionnaire closure in Indian state

3 hr 21 min agoDozens dead as unseasonal rains and storms hit several Indian statesFrom CNN’s Sugam PokharelAt least 29 people have died and 20 injured when unseasonal rain and storms hit several parts of India on Tuesday and Wednesday. At least six people died in northern Rajasthan state, 10 in central Madhya Pradesh, 10 in western…

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Climate protesters paste themselves to train

less than 1 min agoWi-Fi disabled at London underground stations amid climate change protestsThe Wi-Fi network at underground stations in London has been switched off in an effort to prevent climate change activists from coordinating their protests, Britain’s Press Association reports. Campaigners from Extinction Rebellion have been holding demonstrations at Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford…

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Workers contested as Notre Dame fire stunt ramps up

Paris (CNN)As emergency crews pick through the charred remains of Notre Dame cathedral’s ancient wooden beams, which turned the world-famous site into an inferno on Monday night, focus has turned to the investigation into how the blaze started.Thirty employees working at the Paris landmark before the fire broke out were interviewed by Paris prosecutors on…

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Results in for world’s largest single-day election

(CNN)Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is on course for a second term in office, early results show, with the incumbent moving comfortably ahead of his longtime rival, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto.Early “quick counts” of Wednesday’s ballots put Jokowi on around 55% of the vote, with Prabowo winning around 44%.Most pre-election opinion polls had given…

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Rugby star Israel Folau requests hearing ‘hell awaits gay people’ Remarks

Wallabies star Israel Folau has requested a code of conduct hearing over his breach notice issued by Rugby Australia, after he made a controversial social media post claiming that “hell awaits all sinners,” including homosexuals. Folau, 30, faces his multi-million dollar contract being terminated and was given 48 hours to ask for the hearing or…

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Safe Distance: PepsiCo scraps rumored’orbiting billboard’ Programs (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Russian startup StartRocket has reportedly partnered with PepsiCo in an “exploratory test” of orbital advertising capabilities in a move which is sure to horrify astronomers, environmentalists and, well, just about everyone. “Adrenaline Rush (owned by PepsiCo Russia) became the test launch partner,” StartRocket told Futurism in an email. “The Adrenaline GameChangers logo — a newly…

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Police hunt for woman after lockouts in Colorado colleges

(CNN)Authorities are searching for an armed Florida woman in connection with alleged threats that led to lockouts at Columbine High School and nearly 20 other Colorado schools, officials said Tuesday. The FBI Denver Division and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as 18 year-old Sol Pais. Pais traveled to Colorado on Monday night…

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FAA panel signs on 737 Max training program

(CNN)A Federal Aviation Administration panel found changes Boeing made to a 737 Max stabilization system to be “operationally suitable,” and gave a thumbs up to the planemaker’s plans for training pilots about how the system works. A Flight Standardization Board, comprised of pilots who fly the 737, said in a draft report released Tuesday that…

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Trump vetoes Yemen War Powers Resolutionhis 2nd veto considering taking office

(CNN)President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday, stopping a congressional resolution that would have sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.”This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the…

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Vulnerabilities discovered: But construction deemed noise after fire

Paris (CNN)Investigators sifting through the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris warned of potential weaknesses in the remains of the building Tuesday, as experts said it could take months just to identify the scale of the reconstruction task.While the building was assessed to be structurally sound overall, pictures showed gaping holes in the roof where…

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Ajax stun Juventus to achieve semifinals

Story highlightsJuventus 1-2 Ajax (Agg: 2-3)Dutch side eliminates Juventus and RonaldoBarcelona 3-0 Man United (Agg: 4-0)United errors gift Messi two goals (CNN)Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin.With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam, who else…

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Devastation of Notre Dame Inner Recorded in Tragic PHOTOS

Photos from inside the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have emerged, showcasing the major damage the devastating blaze inflicted on the historic landmark. The cathedral was ravaged by a major fire late on Monday – and the damage to the 13th century building appears to be extensive. Most of the roof as well as…

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Bernie Sanders stuns Institution with Fox News town hall Victory

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared on Fox News for an hour-long town hall special on Monday night — and much to the shock and surprise of Fox and other media, the democratic socialist not only survived, but thrived. Sanders ventured where his Democratic rivals haven’t yet been brave enough to go — and in…

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‘America, confront the contest\!’ Huawei’s top security officer blasts US push against telecom giant

Washington’s animosity towards Chinese tech giant Huawei is based on deep-rooted prejudice, while its crusade against the company is motivated by greed rather than security concerns, the firm’s chief security officer said. The persistent scaremongering campaign by the US targeting the Chinese company, which is one of the pioneers in 5G technology development, appears to…

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India resistance simplifies PM as’Game of Thrones’ Night King

3 hr 50 min ago’When you play the Game of Thrones, you either lose or you bribe’From CNN’s Helen ReganThe main opposition Congress Party is using HBO’s hit TV series “Game of Thrones” to throw some shade at rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Using the hashtag #BJPGameOfThieves, Congress posted “Spoiler…

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The Notre Dame fire is outside, however, the damage is extensive

12 hr 44 min agoParis police: Fire is now under controlFrom CNN’s Saskya VandoorneFirefighters are seen dousing the facade of the cathedral in the early hours of Tuesday. A spokesman for Paris police tells CNN the Notre Dame fire is now under control. The fire burned for several hours Monday, causing the collapse of the cathedral’s…

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In movies: Fire Notre Dame cathedral

Firemen inspect the damage at Notre Dame cathedral after the fire in Paris, France, on Tuesday, April 16.Christophe Ena/APUpdated 8:52 AM ET, Tue April 16, 2019Firemen inspect the damage at Notre Dame cathedral after the fire in Paris, France, on Tuesday, April 16.Christophe Ena/APA catastrophic fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on…

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The future of Notre Dame: How to reconstruct a gothic cathedral

Written by Oscar Holland, CNNAs the ashes settle at Notre Dame, the laborious restoration process can begin. Rebuilding the cathedral will take years. Yet, for a structure that took decades to construct, and then stood for centuries more, this may simply mark the latest evolution of a building that has been reshaped many times during…

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What we know about the Notre Dame fire

How did the blaze unfold?At 6:20 p.m on Monday, the first call to emergency services came in, but no fire was visible at that time, Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz said. The first call mentioned a fire in the attic, according to the fire brigade.20 minutes later, a second alert was called in, and the fire…

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‘Picture him!’ WATCH Ovechkin KO Seeing NHL rookie Svechnikov

Alex Ovechkin has knocked out a rising NHL star Andrei Svechnikov with just a few powerful punches as things got heated between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes during the latest Stanley Cup playoff round. The first period of Game 3 of the first round playoff series saw some serious action between the two…

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Indian schools Avoid child vaccinations because of anti-vaccine rumors Dispersing social media

The UN vaccination campaign in India has been met with fierce resistance as parents and even some schools opposed the idea of vaccinating children. The health officials believe rumors circulating on social media are to blame. Thousands of children in India have missed out on the necessary immunization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) complained.…

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Notre Dame suffers’colossal’ Harm as firefighters Stop’worst case scenario’ (INTERIOR PHOTOS)

The first images from inside the devastated Notre Dame Cathedral show the inferno has ravaged 850 years of French cultural heritage, even though firefighters managed to save the Paris landmark from total collapse. “The fire is completely under control,” Lieutenant-Colonel Gabriel Plus, a spokesman for the Paris Fire Department, told reporters some eight hours after…

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US unseals Assange affidavit, revealing probable cause for extradition & Detain for’conspiracy’

US prosecutors have unsealed an affidavit against Julian Assange that outlines their case against the WikiLeaks co-founder on a single count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” that may or may not have succeeded. As FBI special agent Megan Brown admits in the affidavit, “it remains unknown whether Manning and Assange were successful in cracking…

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Notre Dame cathedral saved from destruction

less than 1 min agoSee the interior of Notre Dame before the fireThe interior of Notre Dame, seen from the cathedral’s pulpit.CNN shot inside the famous Paris cathedral in VR back in 2015 — click or tap here to view Notre Dame’s awe-inspiring interior. 24 min agoOpinion: Watching Notre Dame burn, the entire world was…

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Firefighters trying to rescue works of art from the blaze

Paris (CNN)Parisians raised their voices in song Monday night outside Notre Dame Cathedral as a massive blaze engulfed one of the city’s most revered historic sites.The fire burned for several hours Monday, causing the collapse of the cathedral’s iconic spire and the destruction of its roof structure, which dated back to the 13th century.Consumed by…

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Actress pleads not guilty in first reaction to faculty admissions scam

(CNN)Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to two conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal, according to federal court filings entered Monday.They also waived their right to appear in court for an arraignment on a money laundering charge, according to the signed documents.Loughlin’s not guilty plea to charges of…

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What is interior Notre Dame that may be ruined

(CNN)The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is home to various artifacts, artwork and relics collected over the centuries, each with its own story. As a devastating fire tore through the revered Gothic cathedral on Monday, toppling its spire, many feared the items might be lost. A “forest” of wooden latticework fueled the fire, bringing…

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#ExtinctionRebellion shuts down London’s busiest streets with climate change Demonstration (VIDEOS)

Environmental protesters have mobilized to take over five of London’s most iconic locations, bringing streets to a standstill, with the aim of forcing the UK government to take serious action on the “global climate emergency.” Extinction Rebellion (XR), an environmentalist group responsible for causing scenes in the House of Commons earlier this month when semi-naked…

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India election 2019: latest updates

3 hr agoTwo senior political leaders temporarily banned from campaigningFrom CNN’s Swati GuptaIndian Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, was barred from political campaigning for 72 hours. India’s Election Commission Monday banned two senior political leaders from campaigning in response to complaints registered against them.Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh…

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Tiger by numbers: A success almost 4,000 days after his last

(CNN)It was never meant to happen. And yet, it did. It was the major victory many had long since accepted would never happen again — 3,955 days after his last major triumph.Since Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, 31 different players have claimed golf’s big four. And as he holed the…

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Why these climate activists wish to get arrested

London (CNN)Earlier this month a group of climate change activists stripped down to their underwear in British parliament and glued their hands to the glass of the House of Commons’ public gallery.Why? To get arrested. Extinction Rebellion, a grassroots environmental group based in the UK, is responsible for a series of stunts that deliberately break…

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud

London (CNN Business)German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn with fraud over diesel emissions.Prosecutors in Braunschweig announced Monday that Winterkorn was one of five people indicted in a case related to the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal. Winterkorn has been accused of a particularly serious fraud, according to a statement from prosecutors, who…

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Jack Ma endorses China’s 12-hour workdays

Hong Kong (CNN Business)One of China’s richest men has been criticized for endorsing the controversial culture of 12-hour workdays in the country’s red-hot tech industry, saying employees who worked longer hours will get the “rewards of hard work.” Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA), has spoken out on social media in recent days…

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Beautiful Italian cities sell houses for $1

(CNN) — What’s stopping you buying one of those homes that Italy keeps selling for less than the price of an espresso?Maybe it’s the fear of buying something sight-unseen, or perhaps it’s the anxiety over bureaucratic red tape and labyrinthine regulations?Well, you might just have run out of excuses. Two Italian destinations, hoping to revive…

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‘Mayor Pete’ officially launches presidential campaign

South Bend, Indiana (CNN)South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his presidential campaign on Sunday, formally vaulting the Midwestern Democrat who was largely unknown over a month ago into the large — and growing — field of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.Buttigieg cast his candidacy as a direct rebuttal to…

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Drawings by kids reveal psychological effect of Cyclone Idai

(CNN)One month after Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique and killed at least 750 people, children there are showing signs of severe psychological stress, the charity Save the Children has warned.After speaking with families at a center for internally displaced people in the port city of Beira, the charity said it was concerned that the “urgent…

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Under-fire rugby star Israel Folau refuses to back down on spiritual remarks

(CNN)Australian rugby star Israel Folau has said he stands by homophobic posts he made on social media, speaking after a church service in Sydney on Sunday to reiterate his position. Last week, the Wallabies fullback, who also plays for the New South Wales Waratahs, posted an image on Instagram listing “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators,…

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9/11 row escalates as Pelosi worries Trump tweet can endanger Omar

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she talked with the House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House official in charge of security, about the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar and said she wanted to make sure a security assessment was being conducted.She said she wanted “to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar,…

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Social Democrats declare victory as polls near at nail-biting Finland vote

The center-left Finnish Social Democratic Party (SPD) has declared victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, with preliminary results show them clinching 40 seats (17.7 percent) in the 200-member legislature after 99 percent of the ballots have been counted. The nationalist Finns Party is in close pursuit with 17.5 percent, which makes them the second biggest…

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Secretive meeting on US’military option’ in Venezuela Shows key Characters of Intrusion push — report

A hawkish US think tank has hosted a secretive meeting on Venezuela, bringing together American and South American officials to discuss the “use of military force” in the country, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. The exclusive piece shedding some light on the secretive gathering was published by the Grayzone portal on Saturday. Blumenthal has…

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100 million people at risk from deadly US storms and tornadoes

(CNN)Storms that killed at least two people in Texas and one in Louisiana crossed the Mississippi/Alabama state line early Sunday, moving the risk of life-threatening winds, strong tornadoes and large hail to a large section of the United States. The severe weather threat Saturday and Sunday placed nearly 100 million Americans at risk of dangerous…

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Assange’s father urges Australian authorities to bring him home

(CNN)Julian Assange’s father has urged the Australian government to help his son, calling on them to bring the WikiLeaks founder home, in an interview with an Australian newspaper.Speaking for the first time since his son’s arrest in London earlier this week, John Shipton told New Corp’s Herald Sun of his “shock” at seeing his son…

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Lewis Hamilton asserts China GP victory

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton ensured the 1,000th race in Formula One history offered up a familiar recent tale as the Mercedes driver outpaced teammate Valtteri Bottas to claim victory at the China GP.Hamilton passed Bottas, who began the race on pole, at the first corner and held on to the lead until the very end.The victory at…

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Novichok assault city called UK’s’ideal place to live’

London (CNN)Salisbury, where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, has been named the best place to live in the United Kingdom. A year after the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, The Sunday Times has given Salisbury the top spot in its annual list, saying…

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Brexit battles are just about to find considerably bloodier

The UK’s inability to leave the EU on time is already impacting British and European politics.On the same day that Brexit didn’t happen (for the second time), Nigel Farage, the former leader of the anti-EU UKIP, launched his new political movement, the Brexit Party. Farage, a Member of the European Parliament since 1999, says his…

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Tiger Woods poised to attack at Experts

(CNN)If Saturday at the Masters was electric, Sunday could be supercharged. The threat of severe thunderstorms has forced Augusta National officials to instigate a two-tee start in groups of three, with the leading trio of Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods and Tony Finau off at 09:20 a.m. ET instead of in pairs mid afternoon. The hope…

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