• Lebanon to elect its first new parliament since 2009
Lebanon to elect its first new parliament since 2009

More than 3.7 million Lebanese are eligible to vote, and will chose from 597 candidates who are running on 77 closed lists for a seat in the 128-strong parliament. Political elites in Lebanon have not changed since the end of the civil war in 1990. That has fuelled already deep disillusionment in a country where the same dynasties have held polit...

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  • ADB proposed to enhance funds for development partners
ADB proposed to enhance funds for development partners

Duterte made it clear in his speech that western models for development are incompatible with growing Asian economies and that instead, the Asian Development Bank should work to create a competitive and fair environment for the world's most economically and culturally dynamic continent by adopting what could be called "modern economics with Asian...

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  • AFC Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with China, South Korea
AFC Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with China, South Korea

Hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain are the other three teams in the group. India, who qualified in the third round, had to settle for Pot 3. The last time the event was held in the Emirates, in 1996, the UAE recorded their best result, finishing runners-up to Saudi Arabia .

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  • Russian diplomat grills US State Department on White Helmets abrupt aid cutoff
Russian diplomat grills US State Department on White Helmets abrupt aid cutoff

The rescue group said in a statement on Friday that the hold on funds Washington had decided in March included "part of the work by the Civil Defence", the official name for the White Helmets. "Our meetings in March were very positive. There were no suggestions whatsoever about stopping support", Raed Saleh, the group's leader, told CBS News .

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  • Greitens Asks for Judge, Not Jury
Greitens Asks for Judge, Not Jury

Apparently after having secured the necessary three-quarters of votes in each chamber, the special sessions will begin May 18, just as the regular session is scheduled to adjourn and four days after his criminal trial begins . The session could lead to an impeachment, which would be a first for a Missouri governor, according to the St. Louis Post-...

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  • Emergency Services Address Triple Zero Line Outage
Emergency Services Address Triple Zero Line Outage

In a tweet the company said a fibre fix crew was on sight of the damage in New South Wales where they found "significant fire damage consistent with lightning strike". Ambulance Victoria said it was experiencing issues with some calls to triple-0. However, the telco later reported that the issue was caused by a lightening strike near Orange.

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  • China and U.S. swap demands following talks to avoid trade war
China and U.S. swap demands following talks to avoid trade war

Furthermore, Jacob Parker, vice president of lobby group the US-China Business Council, said that US firms that already operate in China are asking Washington to put pressure on the Chinese government to ramp up efforts to stop the thievery of intellectual property, forced technology transfers to Chinese companies, and counterfeiting.

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  • Why Parkland school shooting survivor is calling Trump a hypocrite
Why Parkland school shooting survivor is calling Trump a hypocrite

It's the fourth year in a row Trump has addressed the gun rights organization, which was a strong backer of his 2016 campaign . PROTEST : StudentsMarch.org is organizing a " Rally 4 Reform " event that is scheduled to take place outside Dallas City Hall at 10 a.m.

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  • Comey: Giuliani's Comments About FBI are 'Dangerous'
Comey: Giuliani's Comments About FBI are 'Dangerous'

White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday that Flood would be joining the White House staff to "represent the president and the administration against the Russian Federation witch hunt". Former FBI Director James Comey pushed back at President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , saying the former NY mayor's ...

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  • Navy announces reestablishment of 2nd Fleet
Navy announces reestablishment of 2nd Fleet

The naval forces of the U.S. regained the Second fleet , nearly seven years after its disbandment at the time, as a Pentagon in the center of its military strategy puts the opposition of Russian Federation. The Second Fleet's area of responsibility will extend to about halfway across the Atlantic Ocean. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in...

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  • Israel to pay heavy price for fatal blast, Hamas warns
Israel to pay heavy price for fatal blast, Hamas warns

The target of the Israeli strike was a location from where the kites were being launched, according army spokesperson Avichay Adraee. Clashes resumed in the Gaza strip . The explosion took place in Deir el-Balah, in central Gaza Strip, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported . According to the Ministry of health of Gaza , the riots...

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  • 1600 opposition activists arrested in Moscow before Putin's 4th inauguration
1600 opposition activists arrested in Moscow before Putin's 4th inauguration

Demonstrators across Russian Federation marched in opposition to President Vladimir Putin , who begins his fourth term in office Monday. A number of Navalny's supporters were arrested ahead of the protests , and when he arrived in Moscow to kickstart the rally in the capital, police detained the activist himself.

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  • Shopian gunfight aftermath: Kashmir University suspends class work for two days
Shopian gunfight aftermath: Kashmir University suspends class work for two days

Vaid. Five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Sunday. A police official told PTI , "The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated".

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  • Warren's Berkshire Hathaway becomes Apple's 3rd largest investor
Warren's Berkshire Hathaway becomes Apple's 3rd largest investor

At the end of 2017, Berkshire owned just over 2.067 million shares of IBM , worth about $293.5 million at Friday's prices, according to regulatory filings . Belpointe chief strategist David Nelson and JMS chief investment strategist Mark Luschini on Apple's surprising earnings report and whether investors should expect positive earnings from Te...

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  • Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Families already struggling, find it even more hard to meet the extra need for food. If you have any questions regarding this year's drive, you may call the Post Office or either of the food pantries. on Saturday, May 12, and your postal carrier, or helper, will do the rest. The food collected will help with the extra food needed in the summer when...

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  • Turkey's two largest opposition parties to announce presidential candidates Friday
Turkey's two largest opposition parties to announce presidential candidates Friday

Turkey will hold snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. A pro-Kurdish party, whose former leader and several top lawmakers are in jail fighting terror charges, was kept out of the alliance. His candidature will be formally submitted to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Friday by Yildirim and MHP leader Devlet Bahceli. She wil...

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  • North Korea moved in the same time zone with South
North Korea moved in the same time zone with South

According to its website, North Korea's state-owned carrier Air Koryo flies to cities in Russian Federation and China, two countries that maintain diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. But I think a lot of great things will happen. But officials acknowledged that a peace treaty between the two Koreas - technically still at war since the 1950s, wit...

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  • BJP's Dalit outreach scheme in trouble
BJP's Dalit outreach scheme in trouble

Yesterday, Raj had said the Dalit outreach programme would not bring any electoral gains to the party, rather it would make Dalits feel "inferior". Pratap said the way Lord Ram blessed Shabari by eating the berries, BJP leaders were also blessing Dalits by dining with them.

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  • Asylum does not guarantee entry into the US
Asylum does not guarantee entry into the US

To avoid being overlooked, the Mexican asylum seekers set up their own tent city of about 100 people next to the caravan group, but it does not not appear to have elicited much sympathy from local donors. He has railed against so-called "catch and release" policies that allow some migrants to remain in the United States while their cases await hear...

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  • Bystander's Fancy Footwork Trips Armed Suspect Fleeing Police
Bystander's Fancy Footwork Trips Armed Suspect Fleeing Police

This tripped up the suspect, sending him sprawling and causing the man's gun to scatter away as the man fell to the ground. "I saw who you guys were chasing and I could see he was holding something in his waistband while he was running from you guys, but he had a pretty good lead on your closest officer", Bill said.

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