• United Kingdom prime minister defends decision to seek snap election
United Kingdom prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

The House of Commons backed the prime minister by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. Lawmakers are due to vote on the motion calling for a June 8 election after a 90-minute debate Wednesday. In fact, May's decision on Tuesday may shore up her party's negotiating position...

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  • Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

This will be a political test for the congressional leadership and also for the president, who marks his 100th day in office on April 29. Spokesmen for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi have said combining health care with infrastructure won't work because Democrats won't support cutting the Affordable ...

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  • Griffin out for rest of playoffs with toe injury
Griffin out for rest of playoffs with toe injury

Griffin will be re-evaluated when the team returns home to Los Angeles following Sunday's game. Blake Griffin had 24 points on 11-of-21 shooting while DeAndre Jordan had 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting and also had 15 rebounds. Utah has allowed 48.7 rebounds per game in three games against Los Angeles. The NBA vet didn't disappoint as he outsc...

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  • Afghan officials: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties
Afghan officials: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

Other attackers also posed as soldiers and already had infiltrated the Afghan army's 209th Corps in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province and long known as one of the safest major cities in Afghanistan. The attack came weeks after militants entered the Afghan Army's main hospital in Kabul, the capital, and killed more than 50 people in a si...

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  • Pacers left on sweep's doorstep after squandering huge lead
Pacers left on sweep's doorstep after squandering huge lead

But did his transcendent performance in Cleveland's come-from-behind victory at in on Thursday surpass his best ever playoff game with the Heat? Last year, the same problem resulted in a first-round exit, courtesy of Toronto. He hasn't lost a first round game since playing for the Heat when they lost to the Knicks in a game in 2012. This also marke...

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  • Judge Slaps VW With $2.8 Billion Criminal Fine in Emissions Fraud
Judge Slaps VW With $2.8 Billion Criminal Fine in Emissions Fraud

He said it was still unclear how far up the ranks of the company the criminal conduct went. VW admits that almost 600,000 diesel cars in the United States were programmed to turn on pollution controls during testing and off while on the road.

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  • I, not LK Advani, incited kar sevaks: Ram Vilas Vedanti
I, not LK Advani, incited kar sevaks: Ram Vilas Vedanti

A huge black spot in the country's post-Independence history, this incident triggered countrywide communal riots that claimed thousands of lives. "It has gone through various stages of justice.It was a Supremer Court order which said cases in Lucknow and Rae Bareli should go on separately".

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  • New Zealand win Women's World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Japan
New Zealand win Women's World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Japan

The second was a much closer affair with Kelly Brazier's weave through the Fijiana defence the only try of a tight first half. The sides had been separated by only two points at half-time before Canada broke clear with three unanswered tries to win 29-12 to top Pool C.

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  • French candidate publicizes Obama call before Sunday vote
French candidate publicizes Obama call before Sunday vote

Obama wishes Macron " all the best in the coming days", while Macron promises to "keep in touch". "Make sure you that, as you said , you work hard all the way through". Aside from the vote being highly spread between all the candidates, it's also expected that about 38 percent of French voters will abstain, which increases the unpredictability of...

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  • New brush fire forces Indian Lake Estates evacuations
New brush fire forces Indian Lake Estates evacuations

A more than 400-acre fire in Lee County, just north of Naples, has already damaged or destroyed 13 homes and caused the mandatory evacuations of more than 2,000 homes. Rick Scott said. "There was a lot of good work done last night, and mother nature gets credit for giving us a little bit of a break", Dan Summers, director of Collier County emerge...

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  • Kenya's Keitany breaks world record at women-only London Marathon
Kenya's Keitany breaks world record at women-only London Marathon

Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru made it yet another double for Kenya when he weathered the last two kilometre assault from Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele to win London Marathon on Sunday. The hugely impressive Chris Finill, from Surrey, ran 33 sub-three hour London Marathon races between 1981 and 2013. "I congratulate Mary Keitany for her win and for...

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  • Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

The police initially announced that the background for the incident was unclear, but a later statement said the "investigation revealed that the attack was carried out for nationalistic motives". Israel's MDA emergency medical service said that three men and a woman, who are all Israeli citizens, sustained light injuries. In that same time, Isr...

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  • Hamilton's Shanghai love affair continues - Chinese Grand Prix in numbers
Hamilton's Shanghai love affair continues - Chinese Grand Prix in numbers

Red Bull's Max Verstappen produced a magnificent, typically daring drive to work his way from the back of the grid at the start to finish third ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in a gripping battle. Behind, Verstappen hung on for third, despite coming under pressure in the closing stages from Ricciardo. "He's really maximised above and beyond in those, ...

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  • Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro
Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are taking part in fresh demonstrations in the capital Caracas and in more than 20 other cities, in what they are calling the " mother of all protests". “It is a constitutional right to call for peaceful protests, and they should not put the physical safety of protesters at risk, ” she said in a statement on Twi...

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  • Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails launch hunger strike
Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

The United Nations on Tuesday said it was following closely a hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons and urged restraint following clashes with the strikers' supporters in the West Bank. "Two days ago, I read an article in the New York Times, which depicts the multi-terrorist Barghouti as a 'parliamentary leader, '" Neta...

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  • British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election
British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election

There are 58 Labour-held seats where the Conservatives are fewer than 9,000 votes behind and where the constituents voted Leave in the European Union referendum last June - 37 of which are located in the Midlands or in the North of England.

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  • Afghan Army base attack death toll rises to 140
Afghan Army base attack death toll rises to 140

Other officials said the toll could even be higher. The Taliban released the names and a picture of 10 men who they said had taken part in the assault. On the other side, the Defence Ministry said that the toll was "over 100" in which a lot of them killed and wounded belonged to Afghan Armed Forces.

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  • Possible US options on table with N. Korea
Possible US options on table with N. Korea

Mr Pence said recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan have showed that the resolve of US President Donald Trump should not be tested by Kim Jong-Un. North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Wa...

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  • Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in
Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

He shot himself in the head as the auto spun out of control, police said. Two cars were in front of his, and police were on the way by the time Stephens reached the pickup window. He had previously worked as a youth mentor, she said. "If you did it, you have to face your crime", she said. Police expanded their search beyond state lines with belie...

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  • Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington , U.S., April 20, 2017. "My base definitely wants the border wall", Trump said in the Oval Office interview. Parsi said: "With this certification, President Trump must now uphold the United States' obligations ...

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