• Indonesians vote in Jakarta poll marred by religious tensions
Indonesians vote in Jakarta poll marred by religious tensions

Millions of Indonesians in the capital Jakarta are elect. A Muslim ex-education minister has taken the lead against Jakarta's Christian governor in a vote that raised concerns of sectarian violence. Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama takes his seat for his court hearing in Jakarta , Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Ja...

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  • North Korea reacts to Trump threats
North Korea reacts to Trump threats

An official Chinese newspaper said there was optimism about persuading North Korea to end its pursuit of a nuclear program without the use of force, "now that even the once tough-talking Donald Trump is onboard for a peaceful solution". North Korea said on Friday the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula was "extremely perilous" because of "madc...

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  • North Korea missile launch fails: Seoul
North Korea missile launch fails: Seoul

On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discouraged the US and North Korea from engaging in "tit for tat" behavior between the two countries after media reports claimed that the Trump administration was positioned to launch a preemptive strike if North Korea appeared to be launching such a test.

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  • House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe
House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a member of Trump's transition team, from involvement in the probe. A planned closed hearing with Comey and Rogers also was put off. The committee's top Democrat Adam Schiff believed Nunes did that because of the White House. The House panel is examining whether Russian Federation tried to influence the election in Trump's ...

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  • Power fully restored after San Francisco outage
Power fully restored after San Francisco outage

An outage that began late on Friday morning and continued into the afternoon cut power to about 88,000 customers in the busy heart of the city, according to PacificGas and Electric spokesman Paul Doherty. San Francisco International Airport was able to remain operational throughout the day. The outage occurred around 7:30 a.m.at the station at S...

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  • Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again
Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again

Anastasia Schmidt, public affairs director for Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command, 11th Air Force. In both instances, the Russian aircraft entered the U.S. F-22 jets based out of Alaska, said North American Aerospace Defence Command spokeswoman Maj. The first encounter was described by a U.S. military official as safe and professional and to...

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  • Turkish protesters rally against election board
Turkish protesters rally against election board

The vote has been criticised by opposition parties because ballot papers which were unstamped, as required by Turkish law, were included in the count. But Erdogan, a one-time semi-professional footballer, told CNN: "It does not matter if you win 1-0 or 5-0". In Istanbul, thousands of "no" supporters continued their demonstrations Tuesday, carryin...

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  • Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'
Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

Mr Corbyn this week launched Labour's campaign by vowing to "overturn the rigged system " and put power and wealth back in the hands of ordinary people. He added: "We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game". "We want to work with Europe", he said. "There are many great Labour candidates and MPs and I will be fully supportive of ...

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  • Nitish, Sonia plotting to counter BJP?
Nitish, Sonia plotting to counter BJP?

The meeting followed a discussion between Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar on the issue yesterday, sources said. "Sonia Gandhi being the most senior leader of Bihar alliance should take the lead in the matter", Tyagi told ANI.

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  • After 'unfit' remark on Rahul Gandhi, Cong expels Barkha Singh
After 'unfit' remark on Rahul Gandhi, Cong expels Barkha Singh

Barkha Shukla Singh, who described herself as a "The loyal soldier of the Congress" has just been expelled from the party. The politician, who headed the Delhi Women's Commission when Sheila Dikshit was the chief minister of the state, had also said that Gandhi was only interested in meeting sycophants.

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  • We celebrate Easter year-round
We celebrate Easter year-round

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recently reported that former presidential aide, Dr Doyin Okupe says Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan trusted the wrong people when he was in power. How blessed we are to know that and to be able to celebrate the fact that even when the world seemed to have given up on Jesus, God reminded them in a powerful way that indeed He is i...

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  • United Nations strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay
United Nations strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

People hold plastic flowers behind North Korean soldiers marching during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea April 15, 2017. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol earlier told the BBC that Pyongyang "will l be conducting more missile tests on a we...

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  • AIADMK crisis: Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens
AIADMK crisis: Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens

Events moved at a rapid pace after the Delhi Police registered a case against Dinakaran on the basis of information that he planned to bribe Election Commission officials to get the "two leaves" symbol which was frozen after the split in the party.

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  • Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal
Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the US and five other powers agreed to lift some sanctions on Iran if the country would restrict its nuclear activities. Last month Secretary of Defense James Mattis called Iran the "world's biggest sponsor of state terrorism". This letter certifies that the conditions of Section 135 (d)(6) of ...

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  • French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote
French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

The four-candidate battle to reach the run-off in France's presidential election is putting pollsters to the test as never before. Polls done in advance of the first round of voting show Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front Party, with a slight edge, according to The Washington Post.

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  • Sweden says truck attack suspect is Uzbek-born
Sweden says truck attack suspect is Uzbek-born

The Stockholm suspect, aged 39 and from the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, applied for permanent residence in Sweden in 2014. Swedish police say they believe they have arrested the driver of a hijacked beer truck that killed four people and injured 15 others on a busy street in the Swedish capital.

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  • Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture
Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture

Neuer, outstanding in both legs against Real, was injured in extra-time and will miss the final stretch of the season with Bayern leading by eight points in the Bundesliga with five matches remaining. Barcelona will be on against Juventus on Wednesday in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg aiming to overturn a 3-0 deficit. We felt it a l...

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  • Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race
Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race

Both Harding and Weiler say Chaffetz has a bright political future in Utah if he chooses to - including a possible gubernatorial run in 2020, which Chaffetz said he's open to. Chaffetz has said in past interviews including one with the Deseret News in January 2016 that he was interested in leaving Capitol Hill to pursue the Utah Governor'...

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  • Jos Buttler blasts first IPL fifty in Mumbai Indians win
Jos Buttler blasts first IPL fifty in Mumbai Indians win

The Englishman was ably supported, first by Parthiv Patel (37 of 18 balls), and then by young sensation Nitish Rana (37 of 18 balls), who shared an 85-run stand with Buttler . It was a fantastic display of batting prowess by Mumbai Indians batsman, especially Buttler and Rana helping Mumbai chase down the target with over four overs rem...

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  • US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast
US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

A spokesperson for the Pentagon says the US, using two F-22 Raptor aircrafts, intercepted two Russian bombers off of Alaska's coast Monday, April 17. No U.S. The mid-air incident comes just days after secretary of state Rex Tillerson said USA and Russian relations had reached a "low point". F-22 fighter planes and an AWAKS aircraft escorted Mon...

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