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The plane reportedly disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off from Mehrabad airport in the southwest of the capital, reports said. Emergency personnel have reached the crash zone via land and are still looking for plane's wreckage. Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday.
  • Imran Khan marries spiritual Bushra Maneka at 66

    Imran Khan marries spiritual Bushra Maneka at 66

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    The party said Khan had proposed to Bushra Maneka, believed to be a respected Pir (faith healer) in Pakpattan, for marriage and that she has asked for time to make a final decision. Coincidentally, his nikaah was performed by Mufti Saeed, the same priest who had performed the ceremonies for Khan's second marriage with TV anchor Reham Khan.
  • Chris Liddell named a new deputy White House chief of staff

    Chris Liddell named a new deputy White House chief of staff

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    The president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner continues to lead the small office, which has seen other personnel changes. He has worked on projects like information technology modernisation and electronic health records, which have required intensive coordination with government agencies, White House officials said.
  • Trump admin sanctions Russians for meddling in United States polls, cyber attacks

    Trump admin sanctions Russians for meddling in United States polls, cyber attacks

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    After imposing new sanctions against Russia and accusing the country of carrying out a suspicious chemical attack against a former Russian double agent in Britain, the United States has hinted at more and tougher measures against Moscow. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, whom Trump reportedly may fire, condemned Russian Federation in a speech Thursday for being "complicit in Assad's atrocities" in Syria and conducting more than 100 bombing missions in Eastern Ghouta, as ...
  • Russian presidential election sees 51.9% turnout

    Russian presidential election sees 51.9% turnout

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    By 7 p.m. Moscow time , authorities said turnout had hit almost 60 percent. Some 66 percent of respondents said that they meant to vote for Putin , while only 2 percent said they backed Navalny, who is not on the ballot. Putin , 65, cast his vote at a polling station in the headquarters of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow's Lenin Avenue. The President used the election run-up to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power and unlike the last time, there is no strong ...
  • EU must consider Iran's missiles, regional role…

    EU must consider Iran's missiles, regional role…

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    He said Saudi threats to start a nuclear program proved his warning that the deal would enhance instead of limiting proliferation. One of the committee's 11 Republicans, Senator Rand Paul, has already announced his opposition over issues including his concern that Pompeo would support war with Iran.
  • UMBC Falls To Kansas State In NCAA Tournament Second Round

    UMBC Falls To Kansas State In NCAA Tournament Second Round

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    Ironically, the man who orchastrated that massive upset, UMBC coach Ryan Odom, spent one season as head coach at Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., a Division II school and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. UMBC scored 53 points in the second half - 1 point shy of how many Virginia scored in the entire game. The Wildcats were even less careful with the ball, losing 18 turnovers, but they limited the Retrievers to three points off those giveaways.
  • US, South Korea announce annual military exercises to begin on April 1

    US, South Korea announce annual military exercises to begin on April 1

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    Last year, in response to the drills, the North fired off four ballistic missiles close to Japan, in what it said was training for strikes on US military bases in the country. Those talks led to a visit this month by a South Korean delegation to Pyongyang for a meeting with the North Korean leader. The US, as South Korea's security guarantor, has close to 30,000 troops stationed in the South - a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.
  • Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition

    Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition

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    Given the lack of real competition in the presidential race, authorities struggled against voter apathy, in the process putting many of Russia's almost 111 million voters under intense pressure to cast ballots. Presidential opposition candidate and former TV star Ksenia Sobchak also held a big rally Thursday, declaring her intention to create a new liberal party.
  • Relief for Bihar CM as court rejects petition

    Relief for Bihar CM as court rejects petition

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    Speaking to media on Monday, Kumar said he has not given up the demand since he first raised the issue in 2005. "Respondent number 2 (poll panel), despite knowing facts about his (Kumar's) criminal case, did not cancel his membership of the House and respondent (Kumar) still enjoys constitutional office till date", the plea said.
  • Pilot blamed for MH17 dies from gunshot wound

    Pilot blamed for MH17 dies from gunshot wound

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    Captain Voloshyn flew 33 combat missions before retiring from the Air Force past year. Voloshyn was rushed to hospital, but died of his injuries. He said: "A great deal of evidence, including data from satellite observation, has proved that terrorist groups controlled by the Russian military shot down the passenger aircraft".
  • See What Pope Francis Says About Men Who patronize Prostitute

    See What Pope Francis Says About Men Who patronize Prostitute

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    Let's not confuse the terms, " he added. I ask for forgiveness for all the Catholics who commit this criminal act , " said Francis. " It's slavery ", Francis said. to truthfully question itself on this matter of the clients?" he said. Francis, who has made the fight against human trafficking and modern-day sex slaves a priority of his pontificate, urged young people to take up the fight against trafficking and forced prostitution.
  • Facebook's security chief is leaving after clash over Russian misinformation

    Facebook's security chief is leaving after clash over Russian misinformation

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    Prior to his hiring at Facebook in 2015, Stamos was Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo. "I'm now spending more time exploring emerging security risks and working on election security", Stamos wrote. A Facebook spokeswoman echoed Stamos' sentiment in a statement. The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, said the source of the accusations - which it called a "former contractor" - was "misrepresenting himself and the company".
  • Putin Believes He Was Chosen to Save Russia

    Putin Believes He Was Chosen to Save Russia

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    With almost 100 per cent of the votes counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC), announced that Putin, who has run Russian Federation as president or prime minister since 1999, had won 76.69 per cent of the vote. Golos reported turnout in some regions in the far east was higher than the last presidential elections of 2012. Britain and Russian Federation last week announced tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions over the spy case and the United States issued new sanctions.
  • Buhari snubs Africa's free trade summit

    Buhari snubs Africa's free trade summit

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    The Continental Free Trade Area is an African market of over US$1.2 billion people with a gross domestic product of US$2.5 trillion. The AfCFTA is a flagship project of Agenda 2063, the African Union's long-term vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa.
  • IDF soldier Azaria has sentence cut by third, set for May release

    IDF soldier Azaria has sentence cut by third, set for May release

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    They said, however, that they would not oppose another parole request in two months time once the soldier had served two-thirds of his sentence. Azaria was initially sentenced to 18-months in prison after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting Palestinian terrorist Abdel Fattah al-Sharif as he lay prone and immobilized on the ground after carrying out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Hebron in March 2016.
  • China propaganda kicks into overdrive as "helmsman" Xi re-anointed president

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    The National People's Congress has widely expanded Mr Xi's already considerable authority during its annual session, adding his name to the constitution and lifting the two five-year term limit for the presidency and vice presidency. The campaign, controlled by Mr Wang as head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, was launched in 2012 under the then newly appointed party leader, Xi Jinping.
  • FIU prepares for classes and memorials to bridge collapse victims

    FIU prepares for classes and memorials to bridge collapse victims

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    Brown had been employed at Structural Technologies VSL - a company that provides products to strengthen bridges, buildings and other structures - and was one of three employees injured in the collapse. The north end of the bridge remained in the street, a pickup crushed beneath it, the bodies already removed. At any rate, I wanted to chat with you about that because I suspect at some point that's gonna get to your desk.
  • Supreme Court dismisses GOP challenge of Pennsylvania voting map

    Supreme Court dismisses GOP challenge of Pennsylvania voting map

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    Supreme Court turns down GOP request to block... The new map was handed down by the court last month. In the ruling , the judges said they have no authority to act in the matter, except to throw out the case . We hold that the federal Elections Clause violations that the Plaintiffs allege are not the Plaintiffs‟ to assert. A group of 18 Democratic voters sued in state court previous year to challenge the 2011 map, a case the state Supreme Court put on a fast track before throwing out the ...
  • Russian President Putin wins presidential elections, secures fourth term

    Russian President Putin wins presidential elections, secures fourth term

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    In his conversation with Mr Macron, Mr Putin described the nerve agent allegation as "unsubstantiated" and said Russian Federation was willing to hold a joint investigation, the Kremlin said. Given the lack of competition, authorities are struggling against voter apathy - and have put many of Russia's 111 million voters under intense pressure to cast ballots.
  • President Trump bans the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies

    President Trump bans the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies

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    Ros-Lehtinen has even condemned her former employee. But all that changed when Jimenez started working with Maduro for the petro . In his order, Trump noted that Venezuela's own National Assembly had denounced the petro as unlawful. The injection would be equal to half of Venezuela's cash reserves. If successful, the petro could also be an example to follow for Russian Federation and Iran, who are both under sanctions.