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Although Pyongyang officially denies that the prison camps exist, multiple human rights groups have documented their ongoing operation via survivor testimony and satellite imagery. "It was determined that multiple senior officials, including a vice minister in the Ministry of State Security, were executed in the course of the investigation", a South Korean government official said.
  • PM Modi addresses rally in Meerut ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls

    PM Modi addresses rally in Meerut ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls

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    He said that SCAM is just trying to save their government and had no intentions of enabling the progress of the State and its people. He said no legal action has been taken against those who commit crimes in UP. He declared the crucial state election a "war against poverty". While the Indian states of Punjab and Goa voted on Saturday, three more states - including Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state - will go to the polls on March 8.
  • Heavy turnout in Punjab and Goa

    Heavy turnout in Punjab and Goa

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    With the voter turnout picking up pace as the days progresses, Punjab witnessed a voter turnout of 48 percent till 2: 30 pm, while Goa progressed at a steady pace by recording 53 per cent till 1 p.m. 10 lakh electorate as registered out of which 5. He is challenging Punjab Congress President and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar also said that there was no question of anti-incumbency and even spelled out the BJP's plans for the five years ahead.
  • Anti-Trump protest underway in London

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    The march, called by an assortment of groups including Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism and Muslim Association of Britain, created a Facebook page for the event saying: "Trump's ban on Muslims must be opposed by all who are against racism and support basic human rights".
  • North Korean chief of secret police sacked, says South

    North Korean chief of secret police sacked, says South

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    Known as a close aide to the North's leader, Kim became the head of the spy agency in April 2012 after Kim Jong-un took office in late 2011. The security chief was one of seven North Korean officials sanctioned by the US Treasury Department on January 11 for human rights abuses.
  • Parents of Canadian 'Sharkwater' filmmaker have hope for missing son

    Parents of Canadian 'Sharkwater' filmmaker have hope for missing son

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    Officials said 37-year-old Rob Stewart had gone missing Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Alligator Reef, off Islamorada. He said a Coast Guard airplane is making one last pass over a part of the search area, which is about the same size as the state of CT, and that would conclude the search.
  • In Norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale

    In Norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale

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    Several attempts were made to chase the six-metre-long Cuvier's beaked whale back into the sea on January 29, but eventually the whale had to be shot and it was later taken away to be examined. "It's the explanation of why the animal acted so unusual and stranded". Its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer".
  • Who's making Galaxy S8 batteries (and will they explode)?

    Who's making Galaxy S8 batteries (and will they explode)?

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    A latest Samsung Tablet named as Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 with model number SM-W727V is now Bluetooth certified. Based on the sketches, it looks like Samsung is attempting to bring its most-loved innovation - dual-edge curved display - onto the tablet.
  • Latest clashes claim seven lives in eastern Ukraine

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    Haley, the former Republican governor of SC, was confirmed by the Senate Jan. 26. "The United States stands with the people of Ukraine, who have suffered for almost three years under Russian occupation". Former presidential candidate John McCain wrote an open letter to the president imploring him to take action to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression.
  • Bearded, black-clad bomb thrower terrorizes Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena

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    No one was hurt in the blast, which occurred around 6 p.m., according to CBS Los Angeles . Police were able to find the device and ensure it was safe, CBS said. "People were jumping over one another, fighting to get over bar stools", he said. "It was made to make a loud bang, which it did". The Cheesecake Factory , police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not receive any threats, Gourdikian said.
  • Migrant crisis: European Union summit in Malta seeks resolution with Libya

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    Replicating that success on the central Mediterranean route is complicated by the fact that Libya's UN-backed government is struggling to assert its authority throughout the country, which descended into chaos after a military intervention led by France, Britain and the United States led to the overthrow of Muammar Gadafy in 2011.
  • Fillon fights 'demolition exercise' in French presidential race

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    Since Wednesday, he has lost 1 percent and is now polling level with centrist Macron on 20 percent in the April 23 first round of voting behind Le Pen, who edged up to 24.5 percent in the IFOP daily rolling poll. Another survey showed 69 percent of people wanted Fillon to drop his bid. "We're like the orchestra on the Titanic as it sinks", he said in an earlier comment.
  • Trump names first woman to Central Intelligence Agency deput director's seat

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    Army Field Manual. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent "war on terror" launched by then-President George W. Bush, Haspel was a key figure in helping launch a network of secretly operated " black sites ". " Her commitment to the mission and rule of law are unparalleled". "I have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago with people at the highest level of intelligence, and I asked them the question "Does it work?" Trump said late week he believed torture "absolutely" ...
  • Gold loses sheen in 2016, demand falls 21% in India: WGC

    Gold loses sheen in 2016, demand falls 21% in India: WGC

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    Demand for gold in ETFs and similar products totaled 532 tons previous year, the second highest level on record, the council said. "Demand for gold in India for Q4 2016 was at 244 tonnes - up by 3.3 per cent - as compared to overall Q4 demand for 2015 (236.1 tonnes)", the report stated.
  • Louvre attack hours before 2024 Olympic bid

    Louvre attack hours before 2024 Olympic bid

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    Police cordoned off and evacuated the area around the museum for a time on Friday but began to allow traffic to pass less than two hours after the incident. The museum in the centre of Paris is one of the French capital's biggest tourist attractions. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also praised the "efficient and relevant Paris security features" that stopped the attacker before he caused any serious harm.
  • USA oil prices fall after sharp rise in stockpiles

    USA oil prices fall after sharp rise in stockpiles

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    Brent crude futures had risen 45 cents, or 0.8 per cent to 57.01 dollars a barrel by 0750 GMT, after settling down 24 cents at 56.56 dollars in the previous session. Moreover, non-U.S. oil nations may be enticed to crank up their operations in defense of their market share. At the same time, rising tension between Iran and the USA over a ballistic missile test by Tehran this week has led to some sharp words from the White House.
  • President Trump Tells Mexico Clean It Up, Or U.S. Troops Will

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    Trump also clashed with the Mexican leader over U.S. plans to construct a border wall between the nations, prompting the Pena Nieto to cancel a scheduled trip to Washington. While the American President described their dialogue as "very good". he mentioned that the USA has been made to "look foolish' by its neighbor, and he is "seeking" a "new relationship" with Mexico.
  • Is Nigel Farage lying to you?

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    During a speech in which Farage accused the European Union of being "anti-American" and "anti-democratic zealots", Dance made a decision to switch seats and hold up a sign which read "He's lying to you". "And, if you throw that rejection back in my face, then you prove yourself to be the anti-democratic zealots that I always thought you were". I'll be respectful all right.
  • U.S. still backs Korean missile shield, Pentagon chief says

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    Mattis , who will also visit Japan before returning to Washington, said he would use the trip to gauge the opinions of leaders in Seoul and Tokyo on how to best confront Pyongyang. -South Korean alliance, Ross said. "You have high levels of anxiety and uncertainty in Asia, but especially in South Korea and Japan, about where they stand under Trump", said John Delury, an associate professor at Seoul's Yonsei University.
  • People gather in Phoenix to mark World Hijab Day

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    Event organizers said it's important to clear up misconceptions about the faith. The goal of the day was to raise awareness about modest Muslim dress and to encourage non-Muslim women to wear and experience the hijab for a day. Hamida, the first hijab -wearing Muslim woman to work in public office in Orange County, had expected about 150 people to show up after an estimated 300 registered for the event.
  • This Teacher Has Personalized Handshakes For Each Of His Students

    This Teacher Has Personalized Handshakes For Each Of His Students

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    The routines range from understated handshakes and fist bumps to more elaborate dance routines, shuffles and salutes. A teacher at Ashley Park Elementary in Charlotte, North Carolina, is making a special connection with his students. "She would wait for me every morning before she'd go to class". My man has memorized a unique, complicated, sometimes choreographed handshake for each and every one of his students.
  • Levi Jones to USC: OLB recruit signs with Trojans

    Levi Jones to USC: OLB recruit signs with Trojans

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    Jones' West Lake teammate - Stephan Zabie - signed with UCLA a few moments earlier. The second two descriptors still qualify as of National Signing Day, where Wilson is ranked as the No. Jones continued undressing, pulling off the Florida shirt to show his Seminoles apparel. When it was time to announce, Wilson walked over to a duffel bag to pull out a Florida State hat and some customized garnet and gold basketball shoes with "FSU" on the side.
  • Egypt beat Burkina Faso to reach Africa Cup of Nations final

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    He's been in Egypt's team for 21 years, won his first African Cup in 1998 (beating Burkina Faso in the semifinals) and, as was pointed out Tuesday, has a daughter about the same age as some current teammates. "I don't make them feel the gap in age and they don't either". "One by one, honestly they were exceptional". It gives them a kind of motivation. They were excellent in the second half of their 2-1 quarterfinal win over DR Congo, deserving to win after riding their luck in the first, and ...
  • Drug war killings 'systematic' -- Amnesty Int'l

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    In a series of reports previous year, Reuters showed that the police had a 97-percent kill rate in their drug operations, the strongest proof yet that police were summarily shooting drug suspects. "But directly contradicting the police's claims, witnesses told Amnesty International how the police conducted late night raids, did not attempt an arrest, and opened fire on unarmed persons", the AI stated in the report.
  • Melania Trump May Never Move To The White House

    Melania Trump May Never Move To The White House

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    In reaction to President Donald Trump's recent actions related to immigration, especially his recent ban on refugees as well as on travel from certain Muslim-majority countries, a California state senator is calling for Melania Trump's immigration records.
  • Aubameyang admits he could be leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer

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    The 27-year-old has scored 20 goals for Dortmund this season, with last season's Bundesliga runners-up recently stating they would have to consider a sale if they received bids of €80 million for the forward. "Going there is not an objective of mine", he said. "It's not necessarily the championship that attracts me the most, but it could permit me to take the next step".
  • 2016 numbers for human-trafficking in SD released

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    It might not be something many of us think about every day, but human trafficking is impacting our communities right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. "Human trafficking hotlines are lifelines for survivors, providing them with an outlet to be connected with the services and resources they want and need along their long path of recovery", said Caroline Diemar, National Hotlines Director.
  • France's Le Pen Expresses Support For Trump's Travel Ban

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    The European Anti-Fraud Office said past year that Le Pen's assistant's contract stipulated that her workplace was at the EP's headquarters in Brussels, and that she was unable to prove that "she continually resided in Belgium" nor that she was "regularly present at her place of work", France24 reports .
  • Akhilesh and Rahul Join Hands to Defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh

    Akhilesh and Rahul Join Hands to Defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh

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    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has questioned the solgan of UP ke Larke by the SP-Congress alliance and asked them whether Mulayam Singh Yadav was not from the state. The list of 40 star campaigners for the Congress party in UP this year includes another Gandhi: Priyanka. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a road show during his Kisan Yatra in Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Saudi prince buys his 80 falcons a plane seat apiece

    Saudi prince buys his 80 falcons a plane seat apiece

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    Members of the cabin crew looked on, impassively. Falconry is quite popular in the Middle East and birds of prey are costly and serious affair for their owners, hence, the prince spared no expense on their transportation. The passport is valid for three years and allows falcons to travel freely. The falcons typically fly first class on commercial airlines; Lufthansa even has a custom-designed "falcon tray" for the objective.
  • SC refuses to stay Tamil Nadu amendment permitting Jallikattu

    SC refuses to stay Tamil Nadu amendment permitting Jallikattu

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    Amid massive protests across the state in favour of bringing back the bull-taming festival that activists say is animal cruelty, the Tamil Nadu government first put out an ordinance or special order to bypass the Supreme Court's ban in 2014 on Jallikattu, which was approved by the state assembly.