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The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, had, earlier in the day, received the girls at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja , on behalf of the President. Rev Mark said he considered all 82 of the girls to be his daughters "because majority worship in my church". Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered the deal.
  • Kim claims match play championship over Ariya

    Kim claims match play championship over Ariya

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    Kim was on fire early, opening birdie-eagle-birdie to quickly build a 3-up lead over Jutanugarn, the third-ranked player in the world. Both parred the last, however, and Kim had her victory. In a consolation match, Hur defeated Michelle Wie of the United States in the 22nd hole. England's Hull, who thinks that she picked up a bug coming into this week at the Club de Golf Mexico, won a see-sawing encounter in the Round of 32 over Thai Pornanong Phatlum, 2-and-1, after being conceded a ...
  • Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt

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    However, senior opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Friday that 85 mid-ranking army officers have been detained for opposing moves to crack down on protesters. "If the opposition maintains its position", political scientist Luis Salamanca said. Dr. Jennifer McCoy, a professor at Georgia State University who specializes in Latin American politics, also said the situation could get "much worse" and warned that "things could spiral very quickly if people don't see significant electoral ...
  • Police officer shot at motel in Braintree, taken to hospital

    Police officer shot at motel in Braintree, taken to hospital

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    Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said 36-year-old officer Donald Delaney was shot after Delaney and three other Braintree officers went to a Motel 6 on Union Street to find Tizaya Jordan Robinson, 25, of Boston. When asked if he was alright, the officer responded, "I can't see out of my left eye". They say he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted wound to the head.
  • The PlayStation SNES prototype is now fully working

    The PlayStation SNES prototype is now fully working

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    The video above shows the only known prototype left out of the 200 or so that were built, a forgotten future. Those who want to see the newly working system in person (and not just the half-working system we saw previously) should check out the Midwest Gaming Classic, where Heck says he'll be returning the prototype to original owners Terry and Dan Diebold.
  • Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

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    Barghouti was filmed twice secretly eating and in one of those times , he is seen eating salt powder in an attempt to strengthen his body, something that is forbidden to the other prisoners who are on strike. "I think the Trump Administration will continue to positively surprise us". Barghouti is seen as a major contender to succeed Abbas . He blamed the lack of dialogue in recent years on the Israeli government, saying its leaders "have no political vision", and reiterated his ...
  • House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

    House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

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    Daniel Webster of Florida said Tuesday that leadership told the GOP caucus: "'We're nearly there.'" Webster said "that means they're not there. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said: "I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost".
  • Death Toll Rises to 36 as Protests In Venezuela Show No…

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    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman, reporting from Caracas , said the march had started in the eastern part of the city and was heading towards the foreign ministry. "Democracy can not be built to fit the needs of a particular government or otherwise it would cease to be a democracy". Global pressure on Maduro to hold elections is continuing to escalate amid his call for a constitution rewrite.
  • 82 freed, 113 more Chibok Girls in Boko Haram captivity

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    The 82 girls were released in exchange for an unspecified number of detained Boko Haram suspects, the President's office said in a statement . A military source said the girls were now in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
  • Kapil Mishra says Kejriwal sacked him over tanker scam expose

    Kapil Mishra says Kejriwal sacked him over tanker scam expose

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    Mishra told reporters that in his presence, Kejriwal accepted the cash from another colleague and minister, Satyendra Jain, at his New Delhi residence on Friday. It explains that the party has lost its basic premise of being against corruption, he said. Mishra tweeted that he was the only minister who has not come under the CBI scanner and has not been charged with corruption.
  • Govt's policy on J&K a 'disaster', says Anand Sharma

    Govt's policy on J&K a 'disaster', says Anand Sharma

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    She recalled how her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee tried their best to restore peace and normalcy in the state. "He wanted to see his home there", she said. The Kashmir valley is in the throes of a students uprising that started on April 15 after security forces entered a college in Pulwama and roughed up students there.
  • BJP, AAP's failure will help us win MCD polls

    BJP, AAP's failure will help us win MCD polls

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    The AAP, which has been hogging the news headlines over alleged overspending on government advertisements has played on its "house tax waiver" poll promise, in its MCD poll campaigning, while dovetailing it with sly political attack on the BJP.
  • EC announces re-poll in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency

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    Summary: All shops and business establishments are seen open today. Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the logic behind holding a repoll in 38 polling stations in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency in the wake of EC postponing the bypoll in Anantnag seat till May 25.
  • Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

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    Two policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched during protests in Cologne at a meeting held by the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. But its fortunes have declined as the number of new arrivals has dwindled, and all of Germany's mainstream parties have ruled out working with it if it clears the five per cent hurdle to representation in the Sep 24 general election.
  • Soyuz Space Capsule Carrying American, Russian Blasts Off

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    Yurchikhin and Fischer are set to complete a five-month mission at the station and should join three astronauts, including NASA's Peggy Whitson, on the orbital laboratory. He has been a Capsule Communicator and worked in the Astronaut Office supporting the ISS Operations, ISS Integration, Soyuz and Exploration teams.
  • 21st Century stock rises after O'Reilly firing

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    NY [U.S.A.], April 21: Bill O'Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News, two well-placed sources told CNN. According to the New York Times , the amount paid out to these women, in exchange for their silence and an agreement to not pursue litigation, totaled to around $13 million.
  • Gisele Posts Anti-Trump Tweet On Day Of Patriots' White House Visit

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    But the paper got called out for a lack of context - not just from Trump , but also from the New England Patriots . The Patriots' official Twitter account responded to the claims showing pictures from both events. Some veteran players were simply bored with the process after appearing at the White House two years ago, the spokesman told the Times . The Patriots were the first champions to visit the White House since President Trump took office in January; they defeated the Atlanta ...
  • Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

    Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

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    The letter starts with "In the name of Allah the merciful" and goes on to address Chancellor Angela Merkel directly. "As of now, all infidel actors, singers, athletes and all prominent personalities in Germany and other crusader nations are on a death list of the Islamic State", the letter said.
  • Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to feature dual-camera and 6.4-inch display

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    Considering that Samsung had fatal issues with the battery in their last big flagship phone, you would think the company might want to make it easier for a phone fix team to get the battery out of the Galaxy S8 . Following last year's disastrous launch of Samsung's fire-prone Note 7, the Korean tech heavyweight is getting plenty of positive reviews for its S8 phone, which will launch Friday.
  • Hasty OPCW Verdict on Sarin in Idlib Undermines Credibility - Russian MoD

    Hasty OPCW Verdict on Sarin in Idlib Undermines Credibility - Russian MoD

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    On April 4, an alleged chemical attack killed dozens of people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syrias Idlib province. On Wednesday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced that bio-medical samples collected from three victims during their autopsies indicated they were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance.
  • Galaxy S8 pre-orders said to exceed S7

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    That said, most folks disclosed that they would be happy if the device came with all the Note 7 features that they had fell in love with but sadly, as we all know, that was pretty short-lived. Samsung Galaxy S8 is in fact the company's second smartphone to feature an iris scanner. As nice as the Samsung Galaxy S8 was, it wasn't really a groundbreaking device and people are still waiting for Samsung to drop something out of the box this year.