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Nasdaq tops 6000 as earnings boost Wall St; US tax code eyed

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The Nasdaq closed above 6,000 for the first time yesterday following a round of mostly strong corporate earnings and ahead of the White House's long-awaited tax cut announcement today. Also helping the Nasdaq and stocks in general have been expectations in the USA of big tax cuts under President Donald Trump, as well as glee over his business-friendly administration. Read More »

IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova

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The 31-year-old former heptathlete is set to be upgraded to a third World Championship gold after Tatyana Chernova, victor in Daegu in 2011, was found guilty of doping and stripped of her title in November. Recently, the Russian Athletics Federation issued a list of five athletes who confessed to having used turinabol, among which stand out the winners of London-2012 Antonina Krivoshapka (Silver Medal, 4 x 400 relay) and Yevguenia Kolodko (Silver Medal, shot put). Read More »

Explosion in Kurram Agency killed eight, several injured

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The outlawed militant group, Jamaatul Ahrar, which is a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack. The Prime Minister directed relevant authorities to extend maximum support for treatment of the injured. It said through its spokesman that the attack targeted census workers and also Shias travelling in the van. Read More »

A Brutal Crackdown On Gay Men In Chechnya

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The NYT has a blockbuster story today about the growing anti-gay pogrom in Russian Chechnya . Kadyov said on social media that global organizations are conducting a "massive information attack...using the most unworthy methods, reality is distorted, attempts are being made to blacken our society, lifestyle, traditions and customs". Read More »

South Africa postpones President's no-confidence vote

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The speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, chose to delay the debate and vote on the motion after a request by the opposition Democratic Alliance for a delay pending the conclusion of an application to the country's top court seeking a secret ballot, Parliament said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Read More »

Food and Farm-Milk Dispute story

The trade dispute is affecting dairy farmers in northern USA border states, such as Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota, and prompted Trump to announce that his administration will propose changes to NAFTA in two weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump is complaining about trade with Canada in three areas: lumber, energy, and dairy - and says the U.S. can't let Canada or anyone else take advantage of America. Read More »

N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

A U.S. State Department official said later Friday the U.S. was aligning "all elements of national power" to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. Any preemptive strike on the United States' part would use conventional weapons, rather than nuclear, the officials said. It has carried out five nuclear tests - two of them past year - and multiple missile launches, one of which saw three rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month. Read More »

Time to Bomb North Korea

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According to Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said Saturday that, if Pyongyang conducts a six nuclear test the US could put the regime back on its list of state sponsors of terror and punish it with tougher sanctions. Read More »

Air China suspends flights to Pyongyang

A new Marist poll released Friday shows 72 percent of Americans believe tensions around the world are rising with big majorities viewing ISIS and North Korea as major threats to USA security. "U.S.A." On Wednesday he seemed more upbeat, tweeting: "Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea". Read More »

MCD polls: 31.13 polling percentage recorded till 2.pm

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo also alleged that many voters with valid voter slips were "not allowed" to exercise their franchise in the municipal polls. This will be the first time that the voters will be able to use the None of the Above or Nota option - rejecting one or all the candidates - in the Delhi municipal elections. Read More »

At least three injured in Queens fire

Firefighters say the victims were in the attic of the home at the time of the fire. New York City fire marshals are beginning their investigation into what caused a house fire that killed five people, including three children. "It was just really bad", McPhee said. "Most of our firefighters have families of their own, so I'm sure this is hard for them". "It was just too severe, too intense", said Murray, 72. Read More »

US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

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Haley the U.N. Security Council's current president. As North Korea keeps the US guessing about its next moves, American analysts are relying on high-resolution satellite imagery to see what Pyongyang is up to. The deputy United Nations ambassador from North Korea, Kim In Ryong, claims that the United States' actions toward the country have resulted in "a risky situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". Read More »

Fired officers had previously arrested same man

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Bongiovanni and McDonald did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment. "I am nearly for a loss of words for what we had to go through today for the unwarranted actions of two of my officers", stated Ayers. Miller said they are now waiting on the police department's next move. Police then asked him to repeat what he just said. Both former officers could face criminal charges. Read More »

Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

He said of Iran, "I think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed". Tillerson's language was similar to that used by other top Trump administration officials to describe the new US policy toward North Korea. Read More »

Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

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But because the state has no other way to execute, Rutledge said the TRO is tantamount to a stay of execution. She said that while the state demonstrated it does not plan to torture the inmates, the inmates had a right to challenge the method of execution in an attempt to show it "creates a demonstrated risk of severe pain". Read More »

Beiser raises awareness of child abuse prevention during April

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Throughout Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the community is invited to plant pinwheels across Allegan County and surrounding areas. Thousands of children across the country are abused and neglected every year. Nicole Blais of Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start told 22News that knowing the signs of child abuse can be critical to preventing it. Those numbers only represent cases reported and substantiated to child protection services; many go unreported. Read More »

BC party leaders square off in first debate of election campaign

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NDP Leader John Horgan was in the Lower Mainland yesterday, saying his party would create team-based urgent care centres to help people who can't find family doctors. Weaver said the Greens would double the 15 per cent foreign buyers' tax for Metro Vancouver and spread it across the entire province. The Liberals estimate the NDP's operating deficit would be $6.4 billion over four years and its capital spending deficit would be $17 billion. Read More »

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

Moderate Republican Representative Tom MacArthur is pushing a proposal to allow states to waive some Obamacare provisions, and his office said he has discussed it with other Republican lawmakers, the House leadership and the White House. Lawmakers are looking at allowing states to obtain waivers to opt out of some of these protections, but requiring states to attest that the waiver's goal is to reduce the cost of health care or increase the number of insured. Read More »

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

Syria's presidential advisor Buthaina Shaba'an said on Wednesday that her government's main ally, Russia , assured the Syrian government that there will be no more United States strikes on Syrian military positions. By moving Assad's air operations alongside Moscow's at the ever-expanding Hmeymin air base, there will likely be deeper cooperation among the two air arms, and don't be surprised if Russian Federation also begins to re-quip Assad's air force with surplus aircraft in the near ... Read More »