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by | April 26, 2017 | 08:42

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has thrown his weight behind power minister M M Mani, who is in the eye of a storm for allegedly making comments denigrating "pembilai orumai", a collective of women planation workers in Munnar. State Youth Congress President Dean Kuriakose said Mani should be put in chains for his acts. "Some media people and BJP tried to get more protestors but they did not get", Mani alleged.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:39

The negotiations over the spending bill took center stage Monday despite a separate White House push for fast action to revive health care legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The White House says President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had "a very amicable call" Tuesday evening, hours after Trump claimed Canada had "outsmarted" the US for a long time but his administration is "not going to put up with it".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:41

As Congress races to meet its deadline, talks of a budget deal slowed amidst the president's insistence that a new budget bill include funds to build a wall across the southern border between the United States and Mexico. "When you - and I've noted before to you that only one had ever seen signed in history before - that's a pretty significant achievement for this president".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:35

The other candidates are: Socialist nominee Benoit Hamon, 49; Philippe Poutou, a 50-year-old Ford factory worker; pro-sovereignty candidates Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, 56, Francois Asselineau, 59 and Jacques Cheminade, 75; Trotskyist economy teacher Nathalie Arthaud, 47 and Jean Lassalle, a 61-year-old MP and former shepherd.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:29

The severe threat will continue this evening but after midnight any showers or even storms still leftover will not be severe. Thursday is looking dry, but there will be a weak system passing west throughout the day. We will see a small chance for rain on Wednesday evening. This looks to be a large area of low pressure that will slowly track through the region.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:27

Pence's trip has so far been dominated by concerns over North Korea. "The nuclear weapon in our possession is not illusion; it is not a commodity that may be traded for American dollars, nor is it for sale". The promise of a Trump presidency - that we would start looking out for our own country and own national interests first and let the rest of the world solve, or fail to solve, its own problems - appears, not 100 days in, to have been a mirage.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:25

Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Hollande said the advance of the far-right candidate to the second round "poses a risk" by "severely dividing" the country and would lead to thousands of job losses due to her policies. Chirac refused to debate Jean-Marie Le Pen on principle. Macron came in first in Sunday's vote, with just over 24 per cent while Le Pen had 21.3 per cent.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:20

If China wantedto use air travelto send a message to Kim's regime, it could order North Korea's Air Koryo to stop flying to several Chinese cities. Such a move could test the developing North Korea policies of U.S. Pak Yong Sik told a meeting of thousands of senior military and civilian officials. North Korea detained a U.S. citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:17

The stated goal of this EO is to protect the American economy by having the USA government and agencies focus on purchasing goods made in America, and to also protect American workers. "Right now, the widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers... to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job, for sometimes less pay".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:16

The United States must confront Russian Federation for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials said Monday. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Afghanistan, making an unannounced visit to assess the needs in the war against Taliban and other militants.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:15

Image: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. "The courageous artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct, he said, adding that they showed well the volley of gunfire of our a-match-for-a-hundred artillery force giving merciless punishment to the hostile forces", KCNA said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:15

US-BASED Netflix , the developer of House of Cards drama, has sealed its first licensing deal in China and will cooperate with Chinese online stream service provider iQiyi . Local regulators later pulled the show. Apple sold a mere 1 billion iPhones in 10 years but a new breakthrough is expected to generate more than 27 billion devices in just 3 years, creating a $1.7 trillion market.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:12

He said: "If we can not be properly reimbursed for the tremendous cost of our military protecting other countries, and in many cases the countries I'm talking about are extremely rich.we have many North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members that aren't paying their bills", according to CBS News .

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:13

The 44-year-old Capriles, now governor of Miranda state, which surrounds Caracas , is one of the most recognizable leaders behind the protest movement that has been roiling the country for weeks. "Elections - yes, I want elections now", he said. Both government and opposition supporters as well as bystanders have been killed. Rodriguez may have been referring to a widely circulated video on social media in which three lieutenants said they no longer recognize Maduro as President and ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:08

Dyed Easter eggs have been a symbol strongly associated with the holiday for many years. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday . Many Orthodox Christian churches, including the Greek Orthodox and the Russian Orthodox churches, celebrate Easter based on the Julian calendar, so they celebrate on a different date (this year is an exception) but their Easter preparation begins 40 days prior to Easter Sunday like the ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:04

Right now, the Trump White House appears to be in a panic over the approaching milestone, looking desperately for last-minute accomplishments. "At an historic pace, this President has enacted more legislation and signed more executive orders than any other president in over a half century", which many dispute.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:07

Trudeau's office said that when the prime minister spoke to Trump, both leaders "reaffirmed the importance of the mutually-beneficial Canada-U.S. trade relationship". Paul Whittaker, CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, called the US accusation about Canadian lumber subsidies "baseless and unfounded". In retaliation, President Trump says he wants a 20% tax on Canadian lumber entering the United States.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:03

But the seriousness of the deadly campaign comes into view with footage of Anzac troops firing guns from the trenches. Thank you for your sacrifice. These are the traits we respect and honour in every man and woman who has served in defence of our nation. "On ANZAC Day we honour those who have lost their lives, we honour those who were injured, we honour those who came back haunted, those at home who lost loved ones, and all who suffered", he says.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:01

New duty on softwood lumber and talk from US President Donald Trump on making changes to dairy trade between the US and Canada has farmers in Alberta concerned. The White House hasn't released a readout of the call yet. Emerson says a small but powerful lumber coalition south of the border behind the tariff, adding it's something we've seen many times in the past.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:58

According to polls, Macron is projected to garner 65% of the vote against Le Pen next month. And for the first time in French history, no mainstream candidate will be on the ballot: May's runoff will be between independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and right-winger Marine Le Pen .

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:58

According to the Hindu, in an all-party meeting convened by the DMK on April 17, party supremo M K Stalin had said, "To express our solidarity with the farmers and urge the Centre and the State to take immediate action on farmers' issues, we have made a decision to observe a State-wide one-day general strike".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:53

Two crew members are dead after an explosion on a coal cargo ship in the North Atlantic Ocean. The New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing pararescuers arrived on board the Tamar at about 9:30 p.m. On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said the Canadian Coast Guard had also diverted two warships with physician assistants aboard. Its most recent ports of call were Baltimore, Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Virginia, Gibralter, and Bejaia in Algeria, according to VesselFinder .

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:51

The United Nations hopes to raise US$2.1 billion to deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance to Yemen but the appeal - meant to provide vital help to 12 million people - is only 14 percent funded as of 18 April. The demonstrators made the 225-kilometer walk, dubbed the "march for bread", to demand unrestricted aid deliveries to Yemen . Yemen's war has pitted pro-government forces against Iran-backed Huthi rebels and their allies, renegade troops loyal to former president Ali ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:50

The Trump administration is reportedly considering an expansion of its large-electronics ban to include flights originating from Europe. Almost a month after banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on US-bound flights from eight Muslim-majority countries, the Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying from Britain and some European airports from carrying laptops, according to media reports.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:48

The ruling by San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge William Orrick bars federal officials nationwide from carrying out the portion of a January 25 executive order that would deny federal grants to cities and local governments that won't provide assistance to federal authorities in locating and detaining undocumented immigrants.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:45

The flyer which is circulated online is said to be the list of Muslim names China has banned. More "mainstream-sounding" Muslim names like Mehmet were acceptable. Sophie Richardson, the China director of Human Rights Watch , said that choosing baby names should be a "joyful, private discussion". Punishments also appear to be increasing for officials in Xinjiang who are deemed to be too lenient.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:42

Mrs Merkel is said to have told senior colleagues that Mr Trump misunderstood the basic facts about the European Union and trade, asking her 10 times if he could work out a trade deal with Germany before finally getting the message he could negotiate only with the EU.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:41

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz came under fire following a lacklustre apology just hours after the incident occurred - but he has since changed his tune after the widespread fury directed at him. Dao refused to leave on his own when he was chosen at random to get off the plane. The United Airlines CEO said that the company will no longer use airport authorities or local police to remove overbooked passengers from flights after video of an aviation security officer dragging a ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:42

American military officials said on Monday that they had intelligence that showed that the Haqqani network, a wing of the Taliban based in Pakistan, was behind the attack. Afghan government sources confirmed Mattis visit to the country. About 13,000 USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops remain in Afghanistan, and the top United States commander is pushing for several thousand more.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:41

In the single deadliest Taliban attack of the long war against Afghan forces, 10 assailants drove onto the country's largest base in the north on Friday, disguised as soldiers carrying wounded comrades. US Defence Secretary James Mattis (R) and senior advisor Sally Donnelly arrive by helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul on April 24, 2017.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:37

Prime Minister and AKP leader Binali Yildirim said Erdogan can rejoin the party he founded in 2001 once official results - expected before the end of the month - are announced. Unofficial results have Erdogan winning the referendum by a slim margin, with 51.4 percent voting "yes". "From the German government's point of view, Turkey must.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:35

Sixty-one percent of those polled believe that the drug should be legalized for recreational use. The Obama administration generally allowed state marijuana programs to operate, while officials under President Donald Trump have signaled they are open to medical marijuana, which is legal in IL for those who qualify, but not recreational use.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:37

Despite a new opinion poll putting Labour as many as 24 points behind the Tories, he insisted the election result was not a "foregone conclusion", declaring: "Things can, and they will, change". May added that securing the "right deal" with Brussels for Britain is her priority. "Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:32

Israeli defense officials said this week that Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons in its possession. On April 7, the USA launched dozens of cruise missiles at Shayrat air base in Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack in Idlib province three days earlier that killed almost 100 people, including 30 children.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:32

But "the final neighbourhoods will be the most hard to recapture, especially the Old City and the remaining neighbourhoods in northwestern Mosul", Martin said. Iraq's federal police moved forces 200 metres deeper into the Old City, getting closer to al-Nuri mosque, a statement said. - November 23: Shiite-dominated paramilitary units known as the Hashed al-Shaabi say they have cut IS supply lines between Mosul and the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa, 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the west.