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Segun Adeniyi's book, "Against the Run of Play" contains distorted claims - Jonathan

In an advance copy of " Against the Run of Play ", a book written by Segun Adeniyi, a renowned journalist, Babangida Aliyu, former Niger state governor and ex-chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, gave a hint of possible USA involvement in the electoral trouncing of Jonathan.

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Andy Murray books place in Barcelona Open quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal survived a hard start to see off Chung Hyeon of South Korea in straight sets and reach the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open for a 10th time on Friday. Murray, who is still trying to recapture his top form after returning from a month-long absence because of an elbow injury, will now continue his preparations ahead of the upcoming French Open.

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Machete attacker on Kentucky campus asked about politics

Another woman was treated at the scene. A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said. "They were very on it". School administrators and law enforcement officials credited campus safety officers for moving quickly to contain and subdue the situation.

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BC election: Key developments from Day 14

The New Democrats under John Horgan are trying to persuade voters that after 16 years of Liberal governments, British Columbia needs a change, running on the slogan that the NDP will run a government that's on the side of the little guy and not beholden to corporations and wealthy individual donors.

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Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit

The chairman's statement at the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit will merely hint at China's island-building in the sea without mentioning it by name, according to the draft obtained by AFP . The supposedly China-friendly Duterte has thus ironically taken a tougher position on the ground, committing resources and deploying defense officials to strengthen the Philippines' position.

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Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighbourhood from IS

The media arm of the state-sanctioned force made up mainly of Shiite militias broadcast images of the site Wednesday afternoon, showing what appeared to be the ancient ruins in the distance as militia vehicles drove through open desert. Member of Security and Defense Committee of Nineveh Council Hashim al-Brifkani told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the liberation of Tal Afar, al-Hadar, and Baaj won't begin until the liberation of the west side of Mosul is completely over.

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Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case

Authorities say Soules' pickup was damaged and that he left the scene in another truck before emergency responders arrived. Of course, there were also plenty of rumors - some even substantiated by legitimate claims - that Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules were just faking their relationship for publicity's sake, especially through Chris " stint on "Dancing with the Stars'.

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Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative leadership race

Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary scrums with the media after speaking at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Coates confirmed any outstanding money raised by the campaign after expenses are paid will be put into party coffers. Albas said last fall he was endorsing Bernier for the leadership, and he has been serving as his campaign co-chair in B.C.

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Corn, soybean planting begins in South Dakota

Winter wheat jointed was 82 percent, behind 91 last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 70. Tregg Cronin at Halo Commodity Company underlined the help to farmers from cutting edge equipment, saying that "thanks to Precision Planting's new Speed Tubes, corn can be safely placed in the seed trench at speeds of 7.5-9.5 miles per hour".

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Female Kashmiri students lead anti-India protests

Eight students were arrested, said a police officer. Pertinently, students across Kashmir have been rallying this month at anti-India demonstrations, facing off against government forces. The clashes were reported from both south and north Kashmir of the valley more than a hundred students also pelted stones at a CRPF camp near Amar Singh college in Srinagar.

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Woman rescued from construction crane

Both reached the ground just after 8:30 a.m. The angle of the crane made the height at which the woman was trapped hard to estimate, but Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the block on which she was perched was at least 12 storeys above the ground.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother sends petition to Pakistan Government, India demands consular access

Kulbhushan Jadhav is awarded death sentence over charges of terrorism and spying for India's Research and Analysis Wing, which is totally false and baseless". PTI reported Pakistan on Monday rejected India's assertion that it is violating a bilateral pact by not giving access to Jadhav. This is allowed under global law, national law and as a mark of humanity.

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North Korea says "ready for nuke attack" amid show of force

United States media claimed that President Donald Trump may order a strike against North Korea in case Pyongyang decides to carry out another nuclear weapon test. McMaster said. South Korean military officials said they regard it as a new type of ICBM. "It's not the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] but the US and Trump that makes trouble", Han said.

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UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

Starmer said that a Labour government would rewrite May's Brexit negotiating strategy and would focus instead on a deal that retained as numerous benefits as possible of the single market and customs union. The party would scrap May's Brexit plan - outlined in a White Paper in February - which envisages leaving the single market and customs union. Instead of proceeding with May's planned "Great Repeal Bill", Labour will introduce an "EU Rights and Protections Bill", he said.

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Ivanka Trump's Clothes Sold Under New Label Adrienne Vittadini

G-III owns the right to manufacture and distribute Ivanka Trump garments, as well as other brands such as DKNY and Calvin Klein. Stein Mart CEO D. But Business of Fashion reports that this happens less often now that several large department store chains like Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom have their own discount stores like Saks Off Fifth and Nordstrom Rack.

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Council of Europe assembly wants to monitor Turkey again

The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assemby (PACE) has put Turkey on a monitoring watch list. A Turkish court declined to hear an appeal by the main opposition party challenging the acceptance of unstamped ballots in the recent referendum to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

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Trump's first 100: a chaotic discovery of power

Security Council ambassadors held a working lunch with Trump and meetings in the Oval Office as part of the United States presidency of the council in April. At least two other US citizens are also in custody in North Korea. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate.

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A Federal Judge Just Blocked Trump's Executive Order Targeting Sanctuary Cities

San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding for each of them, making it hard to plan their budgets. But the Justice Department sent letters last week advising communities to prove they are in compliance. While Sessions's department started asking cities about the federal law, the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security were reportedly working on a broader definition of "sanctuary cities" that would apply to more grants.

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Fifth Venezuelan Protester Dies in Aftermath of Clashes With Militias, Police

Police or pro-government militias in the past week also shot dead four more Venezuelans, . Amid what the opposition coalition says is a crackdown on dissent, some 43 people were arrested on Tuesday, according to rights group Penal Forum. "People went into the streets last night because we are very upset", Wilfredo Martinez, who lives in the working-class neighbourhood of La Vega in Caracas , told the AP.

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Aid workers' release is a victory for President Trump

One charge against her was that her Belady Foundation, founded in 2013, had not properly registered as a non-governmental organization. Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, smiles while meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 21, 2017 .

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Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said before the recess that bipartisan negotiations were underway and that he expected an agreement that would allow the House and Senate to vote on a budget deal to keep the government funded until September 30, when the new fiscal year begins.

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Lorenzana visit to Pag-asa Island is lawful: Palace

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's visit to Pag-asa Island in Palawan is legal, the Palace said Sunday. The New York Times reports that the Chinese challenged the flight via radio at least four times while the aircraft was on route to the island, though the Philippine defense secretary played down those claims, saying it was standard protocol.

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Trump will speak at Holocaust Memorial Museum event

Earlier at the government's weekly meeting, Netanyahu said the Jews has become "from the people that is a driven leaf, helpless, to a sovereign people with a defensive force that is among the strongest in the world". Visitors listen to a guide during a tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin will sing the Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer recited to commemorate those who have died.

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United States envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable

Trump said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, where "things went pretty well". "With respect to Russia's complicity or knowledge of the chemical-weapons attack, we have no firm information to indicate that there was any involvement by Russian forces into this attack", Tillerson said.

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Nuclear war 'always' a concern with North Korea

Mr Pence voiced impatience with the unwillingness of Kim Jong-Un's regime to move towards getting rid of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Jean-Francois Fiorina, a professor of Geopolitics at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, said Donald Trump believes he can have an influence on the situation in North Korea - something he said is not the case.

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White supremacist Richard Spencer still plans to speak at Auburn University

Only a few chairs were empty in the 400-seat-plus room as Spencer and other speakers railed against ethnicity and racial diversity, liberals, the media, and more, saying they wanted to promote "white pride", the AP reports. Citing safety concerns, Auburn canceled the event on Friday. Cameron Padgett, who rented the auditorium for the event, sued the university on First Amendment grounds.

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Volkswagen sentenced to three years' probation and independent oversight in diesel scandal

To view the full article, register now. The judge also placed Volkswagen on probation and federal oversight for the next three years, and urged the German government to prosecute those responsible in Volkswagen management for "damaging an iconic automobile company".

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Elizabeth Thomas found safe, ex-teacher arrested

Authorities had earlier said the arrest happened at a commune but later clarified that it occurred in a very remote area and that they were still collecting evidence. 50-year-old Cummins, a former health science teacher from Tennessee, was believed to be armed with two handguns as he was on the run with a student who he was caught kissing.

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Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours

According to a USA official, a pair of Russian bombers flew close to Alaska, they came within 35 nautical miles of the coastline. According to CNN , which cites a spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft were spotted Wednesday night, while two Tu-95 Bear bombers were seen Thursday entering Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone 700.

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Free pot giveaway leads to arrests near U.S. Capitol

Of the eight weed activists arrested during the joint giveaway near Capitol Hill on Thursday, two of them are now facing possession charges-though they're viewing them with a glass half-full. "At first, I thought weren't going to get anyone, but there has been a number of Congressional staff that told us they will come". Four members of the House of Representatives, two Democrats and two Republicans, announced the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus in February to help ...

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Taliban Kill 'More Than 50' Afghan Troops In Army Base Attack

Another Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak publicly, said more than 20 soldiers had been killed and 50 wounded. The militant strike was carried out in Mazar-i-Sharif, at the headquarters of Afghan National Army's 209th corps. From the gate, they headed to a dining facility and a mosque, he said.

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VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

Pence, an evangelical Christian, spoke alongside Indonesian President Joko Widodo before meeting with a group of interfaith religious leaders. Pence was speaking in the world's most populous Muslim nation midway through a 10-day swing in Asia meant to reinforce key USA alliances at the start of the Trump administration.

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Cruz: Close House race in Kansas 'a warning sign'

And these results especially can't be wielded as proof of national hatred brewing against President Trump and his administration. In 2018, Republicans will be defending 23 seats that Clinton won. Another race in the suburbs of Atlanta, to replace Republican Tom Price, who's now secretary of Health and Human Services, has become extremely competitive.

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France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

After weeks of twists and turns, the unpredictable race has narrowed dramatically, with surveys suggesting four candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run-off election a fortnight later.

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US House panel to begin hearings on tax reform next week

The largest beneficiaries of the tax break are California, New York and New Jersey, all relatively high-tax blue states, which eat up more than a third of the nationwide benefits, according to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget .

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Asylum seekers crossing into Canada increase with warmer weather

All of the asylum seekers are from West Africa but police would not give their nationalities, genders or ages. Refugee advocates have argued that were it not for the Safe Third Country Agreement, people would file claims at border crossings instead.The people caught crossing unlawfully comprise a fifth of everyone who has filed asylum claims in Canada so far this year but they loom large in Canadian politics, with the federal government taking fire for its wait-and-see approach.

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Canada's Government Introduces Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The proposed Cannabis Act introduces penalties for two new criminal offenses: "Giving or selling cannabis to youth" and "using youth to commit a cannabis-related offense". The federal government will provide minimum conditions, but the provinces could set more rules about distribution and sale on top of those. The marijuana will be available by way of a tightly controlled and regulated supply chain.

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Jimmy Fallon Set to Host Historic 'SNL' Broadcast

Yep, it safe to say Harry Styles killed it on Saturday Night Live last night. While it's nearly expected for Fallon to break character at some point during his appearance Saturday, many fans are hoping to see Fallon revive some of his most hilarious and memorable skits like "Jarret's Room" and his knee-slapping-funny impressions of talk show host Barry Gibb.

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Five dead in Lisbon plane crash

Another person on the ground died when the plane crashed into a truck, setting off a fire, Fernandes said. The twin-engine Piper PA-31 plane had just taken off on a flight to the southern French city of Marseille when it crashed, hitting a truck parked at the warehouse.

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Detroit officers shot overnight on city's west side

The gunfire critically wounded the shot cop on the porch around 11:45 p.m. while shrapnel struck another officer in the arm, Craig said. Craig said there had been a burglary at the home on Thursday, and at some point after that, the grandfather gave the family a shotgun.