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US Navy veteran who killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla sentenced to life

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As per media reports, Purinton will not be granted parole for the next 48 years i.e till he turns 100 years of age. Ian Grillot , an American who had intervened, was shot too. He also faces federal charges of hate crime , to which he had earlier pleaded "not guilty" but changed his plea subsequently. "In the few minutes that you have seen Srinu you built so much hatred for him that you decided he did not deserve to live", she said . Read More »

Rahul questions Modi on 'criminal' BJP candidates

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And, if it loses Karnataka too, the party would have presence only in Punjab, Mizoram and Puducherry. The Congress and the BJP, considered the two main contenders in the upcoming polls, have been accusing each other of corruption, inefficiency, dividing the society and using communities as vote banks. Read More »

Vladimir Putin to attend 2018 World Cup opening match

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But European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson, whose organisation now has a place at UEFA's top table, likened the plans to the dark days of FIFA's past and called for a united front in Europe against Infantino's ambitious game-changing project. Read More »

Independent bloc solons raise concerns over China missiles

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At least three opposition lawmakers from the House of Representatives slammed the Duterte administration's "inaction" over China's reported installation of missiles on the West Philippine Sea, which they said amounts to an "invasion". "Anyone with no invasive intention will find no reason to worry about this", she said, before going on to stress that China will continue to work with all countries to maintain peace and stability in the area. Read More »

Foreign minister: Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal

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Skeptical lawmakers passed a law in 2015 requiring that any deal be "recertified" every 90 days by the President. Trump has vowed not to sign another sanctions waiver, and May 12 is the next deadline for that. These efforts, Zarif says, "have fooled no one". Honoring the pact would burnish the President's credibility in talks with North Korea, where credibility may be crucial: Kim Jong Un has signaled he will "denuclearize" if the USA promises not to invade. Read More »

States Sue Trump Administration Over Plans to Weaken Emissions Standards

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Cars and trucks are now the country's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and the Obama administration, in collaboration with California, began developing national regulations in 2010 as part of its fight against climate change. Bevans' reading of California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichol's comments on the lawsuit drew enthusiastic applause from an audience made up largely of trucking company and truck and engine manufacturing executives and clean truck technology and fuel ... Read More »

Police launch physique cam footage from Las Vegas Bloodbath

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And then: "This is done, if you need to go elsewhere to help out, do it". "There's a shooter up there. He's shot and killed multiple people already". Law enforcement officials later said Paddock used bump stocks , which enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in a way similar to automatic weapons. California attorney and concert survivor Brian Claypool says the videos provide no context or glue to put the puzzle together. Read More »

Some Arizona school districts to stay closed

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The Republican-controlled Legislature was considering a state budget that promises the first installment of a 20 percent pay increase by 2020 and a partial restoration of cuts to education funding, but many teachers said if the lawmakers failed to act Wednesday, they would not go back to work. Read More »

Basque separatist group ETA announces full dissolution

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In a letter sent to Basque organisations, the ETA - whose initials translate as Basque Homeland and Freedom or Euskadi ta Askatasuna - even issued a partial apology for its actions. The group - deemed a "terrorist organisation" by several countries including Spain, France, and the United States - was founded in 1959 during General Francisco Franco's rule in Spain. Read More »

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1 am

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The timing of the storms arriving in the Tulsa area remains uncertain, forecasters said, but said in a 3 p.m. "The overall threat of severe weather with this activity should decrease as it moves into western Arkansas". Weather spotters reported a brief tornado just south of Chester, Nebraska, in Republic County, Kan. Updated: The NWS has cancelled a severe thunderstorm warning for Lyon County at 8:01 p.m. Read More »

Amazon announces major expansion in Boston

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The space will be home to 2,000 workers from various fields of expertise, like robotics, machine learning, speech science and cloud computing. A recent study by the real-estate website Zillow found Boston's selection could boost rental prices by 1.4 percent, which would take the current median rent from $2,371 up to $2,490. Read More »

Trump says Democrat should quit over VA nomination brouhaha

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On Wednesday, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee released a two-page statement detailing allegations against Jackson from 23 unnamed individuals. "A awful thing that we in D.C. must live with, just like phony Russian Collusion. Very dishonest and sick!" "Not fair, Tester!", Trump added... The records, including police reports , show Jackson was in three minor vehicle incidents in government vehicles during the last five years, but none ... Read More »

Blasts kill around 20 in northeast Nigeria's Mubi - Adamawa police commissioner

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Daily Sun gathered that the bomb blast is said to have gone off at around 1 p.m. Tuesday as the muslim faithful were getting ready for afternoon prayers. For several years now, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of violence to try to create an Islamic state in the north of Nigeria . The attack in Mubi town came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari met with US President Donald Trump at the White House and discussed the threat from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group. Read More »

Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses, at least 1 dead

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The city and state governments have been working for years to forcibly remove squatters from buildings in central São Paulo , with plans for revitalising the area. Flabio Gabia, a receptionist at a nearby hotel, told Estadao newspaper: "When I went to see what it was, the streets, which were deserted, were filled with desperate people". Read More »

Iran leader: USA pushes Riyadh to confront Tehran, stirs crisis

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In remarks broadcast on state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated longstanding calls for the United States to "leave" the Middle East, which he called Iran's home, and said any power seeking to challenge Iran would be defeated. Khomenei accused the United States with deception in his address. Qassemi maintained that Iran's support was based on "requests of their legitimate governments and in line with fighting terrorism in the region". Read More »

Andhra CM Naidu blames Centre for slow growth of AP

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Prime Minister Modi during 2014 general elections went to offer prayers in Lord Balaji temple, in Tirupati and had promised the people of Andhra Pradesh , to soon grant the state a Special Category Status. Leaders claim around one lakh supporters would attend the meeting to support their "relentless fight against the Centre for the rights of five crore people of Andhra Pradesh, demanding it to fulfil the Special Category Status and other promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act". Read More »

Armenian opposition leader calls for strike

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The Republican Party (RPA) faction, the ruling party of Armenia , has 58 seats in the 105-seat unicameral parliament of Armenia - known as the National Assembly. The parliament voted 55 to 45 against making Pashinyan the new prime minister. Student Laura Shahverdyan, 22, said the country was united in its demand that the Republican Party's rule must end. Read More »

Yet another country is switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China

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China's Vice President Wang Qishan shakes hand with Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, China May 1, 2018. "This important and correct decision by the Dominican Republic absolutely accords with the basic interests of the country and its people", Wang said. Read More »

Report lists Mueller's questions for Trump

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And they indicate that Mueller wants to know if Trump offered a pardon to his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn , who has already been charged by Mueller with lying and is believed to be cooperating with the investigation. Mueller would accept written answers and might end up issuing a subpoena to President Trump . "Pick your best 20 Questions and the President will sit down with you and with his lawyer and respond to the 20 Questions". Read More »

Donald Trump 'can take the Nobel prize'; South Korean President

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For the Trump-Kim summit, a couple of countries have been mentioned, including Singapore and Mongolia. The suggestion comes on the heels of Moon's landmark summit with current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, at which the two pledged to end hostilities between their countries and work toward the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Walmart to fund Asda scheme as part of United Kingdom supermarket merger deal

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Details of the agreement were set out in a stock market announcement two days after Sky News first revealed that the two supermarkets with the second and third biggest share of the sector were in advanced talks over a merger. When asked to verify this news, Sainsbury confirmed that they were, in fact, negotiating with Walmart and stated that an announcement would officially be made on Monday 30 April. Read More »