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Australia smash team pursuit world record as England take silver

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There was some controversy in the morning qualifying when world champion Ben Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday and lost an appeal against the decision. I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200. "I've been second nearly every single time", Wilmott said. BC-COM-SWM-Relay World Record, 102 Australian women break 4x100 freestyle relay world recordAP Photo XMB320, XMb319Eds: APNewsNow. Read More »

Brazilian Agribusiness Assesses Gains from Trade War between USA and China

On Wednesday, China imposed US$ 3 billion worth of tariffs on USA fruits, nuts, wine and pork, just hours after the Trump administration proposed duties on 1,300 Chinese industrial, technology, transport and medical products. Senator Chuck Grassley said China had ignored the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for too long and aggressively pursued practices that unfairly undermine American ownership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More »

Canadian women win team gymnastics gold at Commonwealth Games

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England's Zoe Smith challenged for the gold after successfully completing all six of her attempts but had to settle for silver. Adelusi implored the team to strive to improve on the record set by the country at the Victoria Games in 1994, where the team won 11 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze medals, which is its best record since the country made its debut at the games in 1950. Read More »

India's Central Bank Turns Its Back On Crypto-Related Accounts

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The decision to join a host of countries whose central banks are weighing pros and cons of issuing their sovereign-backed digital currency came with the increasing popularity of the currency in the country. Somehow the traders who were actively involved in cryptocurrency trading are unable to digest the fact that RBI banned cryptocurrency with an immediate effect and announced their own version of digital currency simultaneously. Read More »

Jaysh al-Islam Militants Attack on Friday Syrian Forces' Positions - Russian MoD

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The group wants to remain in Douma and none of the fighters have left, according to Mohammad Alloush, a representative for Jaish al-Islam. 40 people were reported dead in the airstrikes, among them at least eight children. Deadly bombardments pounded the last opposition holdout in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, after regime troops resumed a military blitz to pressure rebels to withdraw. Read More »

Backpage.com shut down by Federal agents

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US law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website Backpage.com as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on its website on Friday. "That's contributed to this huge market and money being made off the backs of women". "This is evil, and this has been happening". Authorities have been gunning for the website over prostitution ads posted on the site. Read More »

3 area Boston Stores to close

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According to a Reuters report , mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group Inc. are in talks to acquire Bon-Ton Stores jointly out of bankruptcy. The spokeswoman said talks regarding the sale of the chain are ongoing. In January, Bon-Ton said it was embarking on a "comprehensive turnaround plan" that included closing the Younkers at Superior's Mariner Mall, which employed 38 people. Read More »

Sessions court to take up Salman Khan's bail plea today

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Judge Joshi and Dev Kumar Khatri who sentenced him to 5 years in jail are amongst the 87 judicial officers who have been transferred to Rajasthan. The decision was announced in an order by the Registrar General of the High Court. She met the actor for 20 minutes. The verification process takes about an hour after which he can be released. Just before the hearing, Salman's counsel claimed that he received threatening messages. Read More »

Washington to consider imposing tariffs on additional $100 bln in China imports

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In an interview on CNBC on Wednesday, he said China's reaction "shouldn't surprise anyone". Still, U.S. stock futures slumped over concerns that the back-and-forth tariff actions will stunt trade and growth. Beijing's proposed targets strike at the core of commercial relations between the countries, and at some of the most politically sensitive goods in core Trump constituencies. Read More »

CWG 2018: PM congratulates Chanu, Lather on their victory

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Lewis Clareburt claimed New Zealand's first swimming medal in stunning fashion at the Commonwealth Games . At the end of the four sub division competitions in vault, Nayak actually finished ninth but she made it to the final round of eight gymnasts as the top-three spots were occupied by Canadians. Read More »

Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man

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A photograph of the metal pipe Vassell was wielding as a gun. "The suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers", Monahan said, holding a surveillance photo of a blurry figure standing beside an ice machine with his arms outstretched. Read More »

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong storms possible Saturday

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Showers and some thunderstorms are headed this way from the west and rain is likely through the evening hours tonight . The dynamics with this system will allow for some of these storms to contain damaging winds, dangers lightning, heavy rain and possible tornadoes. Read More »

Texas Rep. Farenthold resigns suddenly from Congress amid ethics investigation

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Farenthold, R-Texas, had beforehand introduced that he wouldn't search re-election within the 2018 midterm election, when reviews of sexual misconduct first surfaced. The now-open seat for the state's 27th congressional district, which stretches from Central Texas to the Gulf Coast, drew a wide field of candidates for both the Democratic and Republican primaries in March. Read More »

German court grants Puigdemont bail, rejects Spain's extradition request

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Spanish authorities accuse Puigdemont of rebellion and misuse of public funds in organising an unauthorised referendum a year ago on the region's secession. The official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said "Spanish justice will adopt the appropriate measures in the face of these new circumstances". Read More »

Brazil's top court spars over jail for ex-President da Silva

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Earlier on Thursday, Brazil's Supreme Court rejected Lula's plea to remain free until he exhausts all his appeals, in a corruption case he calls a political witch hunt. While it's clear that the current Brazilian Minister of Finance wants to run for the presidency of the Portuguese-speaking, South American country, he might not be able to actually run for the sought-after spot of being the President of Brazil because the Brazilian Democratic Movement party is the largest in the country, ... Read More »

Washington to impose sanctions against at least 6 Russian oligarchs

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The network is also reporting that Mueller's team stopped a second Russian, and reached out to a third making an informal and voluntary document and interview request. "The administration is committed to implementing the CAATSA law as we have said many times". Donald Trump is set to hit Russian Federation with a new wave of economic sanctions on Thursday, with oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin expected to be affected. Read More »

Broken by siege, Syria rebels face worst loss yet in Eastern Ghouta

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Syria's state news agency SANA said the buses left Douma due to "differences between" rebels and "in order to let them sort out by themselves these differences". Photo by Louai Beshara/Getty Images. Russia's military also said Sunday that a preliminary agreement has been reached on the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters. Read More »

British Lab Has Not Identified 'Precise Source' of Poison in Spy Case

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The British authorities have blamed Russian Federation for the March 4 poisoning, with Foreign Minister Boris Johnson suggesting it was " overwhelmingly likely " that President Vladimir V. Aitkenhead flatly denied Russian claims the substance could have come from Porton Down itself. The UK Government has consistently blamed Moscow for the Salisbury attack , prompting an increasingly bitter diplomatic rift with the Kremlin. Read More »