• Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be ahead in poll
Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be ahead in poll

The electoral commission of Iraq announced that 44.5 percent of those eligible had cast their ballots in the elections. BAGHDAD — The surprisingly strong showing of a ticket backed by maverick cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Iraqi elections over the weekend will force US officials to recalculate how best to proceed in the region at an especially sens...

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  • US Embassy opens in Jerusalem, violent protests leave 60 dead
US Embassy opens in Jerusalem, violent protests leave 60 dead

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (L) speaks as he is received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the latter's office in Jerusalem on May 16, 2018. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a move that is not internationally recognized. Netanyahu told Morales that he would visit Guatemala on hi...

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  • New Panthers Owner Will Be Lobbying Heavy For Gambling
New Panthers Owner Will Be Lobbying Heavy For Gambling

He is described as "arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation" by Forbes , which estimates his net worth at $11 billion. David Tepper , the man who just reportedly agreed to pay $2. Richardson immediately put the team up for sale , looking for only its second owner in team history. Sports Illustrated reported accusations of...

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  • Hawaii on Red Alert; Major Volcano Eruption May Be Imminent
Hawaii on Red Alert; Major Volcano Eruption May Be Imminent

A red alert, according to the agency , means a "major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway or suspected, with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air". Big Island summer hotel bookings have dropped by nearly half from previous year, Rob Birch, executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitor Bureau , told journalists on a ...

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  • Riau Police HQ Attacked by Unidentified Men
Riau Police HQ Attacked by Unidentified Men

Wasisto said the driver has been apprehended and was now being detained at Riau Police Precinct. Two officers were wounded while another was killed after one of the perpetrators tried to escape and crashed into the officer, he said. In a message carried on its Amaq news agency, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Surabaya....

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  • Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win
Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win

Tallies put the Conquest Alliance of pro-Iranian former paramilitary fighters who helped battle Daesh in second place, followed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's bloc. More than 2 million people are displaced by war, a lot of them Sunnis. While speculation swirls, the next concrete step remains completing the vote count and firming up...

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  • Melania Trump undergoes procedure 'to treat a benign kidney condition'
Melania Trump undergoes procedure 'to treat a benign kidney condition'

The president started his day by tweeting an update on the first lady early Tuesday morning, saying she would be leaving the hospital in "2 or 3 days". They have a 12-year-old son named Barron . They're not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr Keith Kowalczyk of M...

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  • Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif

The attack killed almost 166 people, including foreign nationals after 10 Pakistani gunmen spent three days spraying bullets and throwing grenades around city landmarks. Or is one to presume that he was helpless because his government was working under the command of the Pakistan Army and the ISI? Sharif was slammed after last week's Dawn inter...

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  • Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google
Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google

Apple's object-detection software.AppleThese permits enable autonomous vehicles to legally drive on California roads as long as they have a driver behind the wheel ready to take over at the first sign of trouble. Leading the pack is GM with 104 vehicles, while Waymo is in third place with 51 cars. In addition to the 55 self-driving vehicles, Appl...

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  • Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem
Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

The juxtaposition of violence on the Gaza border and festivities attended by a Trump administration delegation - captured on split screens in TV broadcasts around the world - briefly drew attention to the plight of Gaza and its two million people.

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  • School voting roundup, all you need to know for Tuesday
School voting roundup, all you need to know for Tuesday

When it comes to prioritizing and implementing plans to address student performance outcomes, the board scored the school chief as "effective", noting that while she's come up with a plan to review special education and English language learning, it had yet to receive her specific recommendations for improvement.

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  • USA and China still
USA and China still "very far apart" on trade, says U.S. ambassador

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters confirmed USA officials were in talks with China about the company, saying that Mr Trump expects Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross "to exercise his independent judgement, consistent with applicable laws and regulations, to resolve the regulatory action involving ZTE based on its facts".

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  • United States will need to give North Korea security assurances, Pompeo says
United States will need to give North Korea security assurances, Pompeo says

New commercial satellite imagery has provided the first definitive evidence that North Korea is dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of a scheduled ceremony next week to mark the event, US researchers said Monday. "Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!" Last month , Pompeo became the first known U.S. official to meet with...

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  • British vacationers kidnapped in Congo freed
British vacationers kidnapped in Congo freed

Until Friday's incident, no significant attack had been launched on tourists in the park for almost 20 years, despite scores of attacks on rangers and Congolese nationals living in or driving through the park, which hugs the Rwandan and Ugandan borders.

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  • Bodies recovered from site of Offaly plane crash
Bodies recovered from site of Offaly plane crash

The plane was partially submerged in the bog, hampering the efforts of the emergency services. Two people, a man and a 7 year old boy, are reported to have been seriously injured when their plane came down after taking off from the Irish Parachute Club in Clonbullogue this afternoon.

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  • Oklahoma's Governor Signs First Anti-LGBTQ Law Of 2018
Oklahoma's Governor Signs First Anti-LGBTQ Law Of 2018

South Dakota, Michigan, Alabama, and Texas already have similar legislation. "Rather than focusing on empowering families or uniting children with loving parents, Governor Fallin and Oklahoma Republicans want to strip qualified potential parents of their ability to provide for a child in need".

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  • McCain urges senators to reject Gina Haspel's Central Intelligence Agency nomination
McCain urges senators to reject Gina Haspel's Central Intelligence Agency nomination

He also cited her support from the Central Intelligence Agency directors who served in the Obama administration as a reason for backing Haspel. So far, the only Senate Republicans who have announced opposition to Haspel are Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, who is battling cancer and is not expected to be present for the vote.

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  • America's Oldest WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday
America's Oldest WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday

Overton is celebrating his 112th birthday today. Richard Overton is an Army veteran who served in the South Pacific, including Guam and Iwo Jima . The Gerontology Research Group , an organization that tracks and verifies people around the world 110 years of age or older, has named Overton the oldest man in America and the second oldest man...

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  • Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan sent terrorists to India to execute 26/11 attacks
Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan sent terrorists to India to execute 26/11 attacks

Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "We must look into it", Sharif told Dawn . "Militant organisations are active", he said in the interview published on Saturday. At this time too many terrorist organizations in Pakistan are active. Mr. Sharif has been disqualified for life from holding public office by the Supreme Co...

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  • Giuliani resigns from law firm due to 'pressing demands' of Mueller probe
Giuliani resigns from law firm due to 'pressing demands' of Mueller probe

But in a statement on Thursday, the former New York City mayor said he meant to permanently resign from the firm. John Wagner is a national reporter who leads The Post's new breaking political news team. Giuliani, now the President's personal attorney hired to help defend him in the Mueller investigation, was responding to Michael Avenatti, Dan...

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  • Israeli army kills one, wounds hundreds during latest round of Gaza protests
Israeli army kills one, wounds hundreds during latest round of Gaza protests

One paper, however, al-Hayat al-Jadida, said two Palestinians have died in reference to the one in killed in Gaza and a second one who was hit by an Israeli settlers' bus near Hebron few days ago and died at hospital on Friday. Israel has said it will prevent any border breach and has stuck to its open-fire policies, such as targeting "main instiga...

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"Explosive" Eruptions Now Possible at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Now there's a new threat on the horizon: a violent explosion. Scientists believe lava that's been erupting is magma that's been stored in the ground since Kilauea volcano erupted 63 years ago. Over the past week, the Big Island has experienced more than 600 earthquakes - a sign that something is occurring deep beneath the volcano. "We really do...

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  • SBI probing Waffle House incident
SBI probing Waffle House incident

The Warsaw Police Department is under fire after one of its police officers responded to a local Waffle House on May 5 for a call that one of its patrons, identified later as Anthony Wall , 22, got into an argument with several staff members.

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  • PM visits Muktinath temple, plays traditional drum with locals
PM visits Muktinath temple, plays traditional drum with locals

On Friday, Modi had said that all misunderstandings with Nepal are over and the bilateral ties are heading to a new high as New Delhi announced Rs 100-crore aid to develop Janakpur city. The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Thursday granted an electricity generation licence to SJVN Arun III Power Development Company to generate power from the Arun...

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  • Trump, Kim Jong Un to meet next month in Singapore
Trump, Kim Jong Un to meet next month in Singapore

It is far from clear that is an outcome acceptable to the Pyongyang regime which has taken decades to develop nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them. A statement was released through the Pentagon by the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, saying while family support is critically important for the returnees, allowing them t...

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  • Wenger quelled 'the animal inside' to succeed at Arsenal
Wenger quelled 'the animal inside' to succeed at Arsenal

The north London side were resounding 5-0 winners against Burnley in Wenger's final Premier League game at The Emirates last weekend on an emotional afternoon for the Gunners. He has managed the Gunners for nearly 22 years. Jamie Vardy returned to haunt Arsene Wenger on his farewell tour as Leicester cruised past 10-man Arsenal 3-1.

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  • Five most wanted leaders of ISIS taken prisoner
Five most wanted leaders of ISIS taken prisoner

Iraqi agents then used the Telegram messaging app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group to cross the border from Syria into Iraq and into a trap, security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi told Reuters on Thursday. After Iraqi forces retook the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul from ISIS final summer season, Syrian forces on the opposite asp...

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  • Meghan Markle Waxwork Unveiled At Madame Tussaud Musume, Social Media Reacts
Meghan Markle Waxwork Unveiled At Madame Tussaud Musume, Social Media Reacts

Harry and Meghan's wedding day is nearly here. 'The Queen is also going to see a sneak peak of Meghan's dress because she has to approve it beforehand, ' she said. Take your pick between the real royal wedding on May 19 at 7 a.m. or the Lifetime movie this Sunday at 8 p.m., depending on how early you wake up.

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  • Cuomo appoints special prosecutor to investigate Schneiderman
Cuomo appoints special prosecutor to investigate Schneiderman

The New Yorker magazine published a report quoting the women, two of them ex-girlfriends, who accused Mr Schneiderman , 63, of hitting them. What is so confounding to Giglio is that Schneiderman embraced the #MeToo movement and ordered an investigation into accusations against Harvey Weinstein as more women came forward previous year to a...

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  • Sarah Sanders Swats Away Jim Acosta 'Torture' Question
Sarah Sanders Swats Away Jim Acosta 'Torture' Question

That appeared to be a reference to Trump's equation, in his tweet , of "negative" and " fake " news. "Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy and all things else, 91 percent of the network news about me is negative ( Fake , )" he tweeted.

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