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Direct AI flights between Colombo, Varanasi from Aug: Modi

The Vesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. Modi's superficial agenda of Sri Lanka was apolitical as "officially" he went there mainly to participate International Vesak Day function as a chief guest, but unofficially his visit was much more important diplomatically.

USA urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said principles were reaffirmed during the U.S. -ASEAN ministerial meeting, including "peaceful resolution of disputes, with full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, and in accordance with worldwide law".

Chris Froome knocked off bike by hit-and-run driver during training

His tweet was geotagged in Beausoleil in southern France , near Monaco , where Froome lives. 'Thankfully I'm okay. Bike totalled. This July Froome will attempt to defend his Tour de France title and in the process take his fourth (third consecutive) overall win.

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria-SITE

The gruesome 12-minute video - released on the day Russia celebrates the anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany with military parades - contained a message in Russian to President Vladimir Putin under the title "complete bankruptcy".

Leaked Labour manifesto includes Gibraltar pledge

The leaked draft of Labour's General Election manifesto was a "multibillion-pound ideological wish list of deliverable promises" with a funding shortfall estimated to be "at least £30 billion", she said. British voters head to the polls for a general election on June 8. Highlighting Conservative policies to cap energy bills, protect workplace pensions and improve mental health provision while investing in the armed forces, Mrs May will say that she will reach out to "all those who have been ...

History made as Australian senator Larissa Waters breastfeeds baby in parliament

Parliamentary rules were changed past year to create a more " family friendly " environment. And breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote. Labour Senator Katy Gallagher said it was an important step forward. She continued: "Instead of highlighting babies at work, I wish we would put more effort into longer and paid leave, better and more affordable childcare and more flexible and remote work options".

Donald Tusk steps in to relieve Brexit tensions

The only comment that could have been interpreted as a barb at Britain came at the start of his speech, when he briefly spoke in English to say it would be delivered in French. The European press took exception to British Prime Minister Theresa May's call to arms against the EU on Wednesday, believing the "tone is rising dangerously" between Whitehall and Brussels.

Error in NEET questions? CBSE says ambiguity an academic issue

The incident was also mentioned in the state assembly as members of the political parties condemned the incident. Almost 11 lakh students had appeared for the exam that was conducted for 95,000 medical and dental seats at 1921 examination centres in 103 cities across India on Sunday.

Prepare for World War 3, Anonymous says in new video

It also said it would be more "brutal" than the previous World Wars. World War 3 is coming and the world should prepare. The group, which has declared its opposition to Donald Trump and terrorist groups, said the war would be different from the ongoing battles in the Middle East, including Syria and Yemen, as "other nations will be forced to choose sides".

Nick Saban gave pep talk to Alabama softball team

Nick Saban delivered a pep talk to the Alabama softball team, and it helped pave the way for a hard-earned Crimson Tide victory. Alabama advanced to the semis of the tournament and should be in a good position to host a regional when the NCAA Tournament brackets are revealed.

Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

Following the local elections which saw the SNP come out as the largest party across Scotland's local authorities, the SNP leader warned Prime Minister Theresa May that her flirtation with Ukip voters in England to pursue a hard negotiating stance with the European Union will result in the "sacrifice of thousands of Scottish jobs".

Donald Trump I'm with Rosie O'Donnell! When it Comes to Comey

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe also pledged that he would inform the panel of any effort by the White House or others to interfere with the agency's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

New Woodshock Trailer Has Us Woodshook

Woodshock is the upcoming debut feature from Kate and Laura Mulleavy , who both wrote and directed, and are better known as the fashion designers behind the Rodarte brand. Starring Rodarte muse Kirsten Dunst , the first teaser offers a sneak-peek at the moody and hauntingly attractive film. There's no getting around this movie will be very heavy going to sit through, but it does look like an intense personal story and going by the trailer Dunst looks to deliver a very powerful performance.

Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

The area is located around 200 km south-east of Mexico City. The explosion left 22 people injured, including three children who were in serious condition, an official in the state governor's office, Javier Lozano, told reporters. Fireworks vendors and manufacturers said it will duplicate the previous market in size, with space for 300 vendors. The explosion, which was heard 10 kilometers away, took nine members of the Serrano family and destroyed their house.

Sean Spicer Rebuts Report that Trump Asked Comey to Pledge His Loyalty

His remarks follows a recent tweet from the president suggested there may be taped conversations involving himself and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Donald Trump was reportedly unhappy with how his press team handled fallout from Tuesday's decision to fire Mr Comey, so he's taken things into his own hands.

Tad Cummins Has Been Jailed In Kentucky

Despite the married grandfather facing a federal child trafficking charge for grooming and kidnapping her, Elizabeth has told friends she had the "time of her life" during their five weeks on the run . Kimberly Thomas, 48, is now facing allegations that she beat her children, locked them in a basement and threw them down stairs. Authorities believe the teacher groomed the girl for almost a year before they left and headed west.

Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade

What's the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? When Trump allegedly pressed Comey further, Comey pledged to provide "honest loyalty". The White House has drawn criticism for the timing of Comey's firing, which occurred as the Federal Bureau of Investigation continued to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible connections with the Trump campaign.

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey 'wanted more resources for Trump-Russia probe'

Hours after Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed Rosenstein for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal. Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he had with Trump. They're also curious to learn about "any other constraints that might limit the FBI in conducting a thorough investigation".

Donald Trump: I'll get deal done on Middle East peace

Israel considers such payments a reward for terrorists, while the Palestinians consider them welfare payments for victims of Israeli occupation. "I believe that we are capable under your leadership and your stewardship - your courageous stewardship and your wisdom, as well as your great negotiating ability - that we can be partners, true partners, to you to bring about a historic peace treaty ", Abbas said.

Goldsmith is NZ's voice at China forum

Among those are: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, and managing-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. It aims to revive ancient land and sea routes - New Silk Road and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road - to connect China with Asia, Africa and European markets.

China's President Xi applauds Malaysia in Belt and Road construction

China is pleased with the decision. 1500 delegates from 130 countries will attend. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama leaves for China today to attend the Belt and Road Forum. The Belt and Road Initiative is seen as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact, which was reached by the Obama administration but did not include China.

North Korea reports on South Korea's presidential election after two-day delay

Moon Jae-in, the newly elected leader of South Korea, moved swiftly to mend ties with China on Thursday, announcing plans to dispatch a delegation to Beijing to resolve a festering dispute over the deployment of a USA missile-defense system in his country.

United States condemns Macedonia parliament violence

Police said arrests were made, but gave no further details. Less integration is not the answer, the minister explained, commenting on the remarks made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who said that the latest events in Macedonia do not contribute to the country's European Union integration process.

James Comey's dismissal: Differing accounts from Trump officials

Donald Trump asked his now-fired FBI director on three occasions whether he was the target of ongoing investigations, he said Thursday, stoking allegations of presidential interference. On Thursday, Mr Trump appeared to contradict the initial version of events. In a poll conducted in mid-April, Republicans were much less in favor of such a firing, while Democrats were slightly more supportive than they are now.

Spicer refuses to say whether Trump is secretly recording people

That explains why he went into great detail with Holt about what he said were the three times he asked Comey if he was under investigation, despite the appalling appearance of conflict and potential intimidation. Friday marked Spicer's first appearance at the podium since the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Trump, in an interview Thursday with NBC, said he had been intending to fire Comey for months and that it had nothing to do with the Russian ...

UK man held near May's office appears in court on terrorism charge

A 27-year-old man arrested with knives near the UK Parliament and Downing Street in London last month appeared before a court today and was charged with preparing terrorist acts. As the allegations were put to him, Ali replied: "I don't recognise the charges". He had a kitchen knife in each jacket pocket and a third tucked into the front of his pants, it is said.

Michelle Obama says school lunch program critics are 'celebrating' kids 'eating crap'

Sources claim that one reason Michelle Obama may be so fired up about the new administration's alterations to the school menu might be because its most recent policy nearly directly opposes her " Let's Move! " public health initiative focused on fighting childhood obesity.

China's Xi speaks with new South Korean president about North Korea

Moon agreed with the leaders of the United States and China to hold a summit within a short time. North Korea's chief delegate may also appear on stage in a group photo with other participants, said the source. DeTrani, a former Central Intelligence Agency official who served as the State Department's special envoy for six-party talks with North Korea prior to their breakdown in 2009.

Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections

It's been a mixed bag for Tim Farron's party - they failed to break through against the Tories in the south-west England battleground but made advances in some General Election target seats like Eastleigh and Wells. He also insisted his leader was an asset and that a TV debate would allow voters to make their minds up about Mr Corbyn. But he said: "He has been elected by almost half a million people twice in the last two years".

Mets suspend Harvey 3 days for violating team rules

Left-hander Adam Wilk will now get the assignment against Miami in place of Harvey , who will not be paid for those three games. General manager Sandy Alderson announced the team's decision at a press conference but did not reveal details of Harvey's infraction.

Trump's warning for sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation boss

Comey has not confirmed Trump's account of discussions that included the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration with the Russians. "It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won". "That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign ...

No, Trump didn't invent 'prime the pump'

The expression " prime the pump " has been used in economics since the Great Depression. Although the term generally refers to progressive economic policies, Trump used " prime the pump " in reference to cutting taxes , mainly for corporations.

United Kingdom hospitals, Spanish firms in cyberattack

The attack infected computers with what is known as "ransomware", software that locks up the user's data and flashes a message demanding payment to release it. Several companies in Spain were also crippled by ransomware attacks. In a statement, Avast Threat Lab said it had observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2 .0 attacks, with more than 36,000 detections, so far.

Ismail Haniya elected as new Hamas chief

Haniyeh, a former Hamas prime minister in Gaza , could be hampered in his new leadership role by movement restrictions. But Al-Ahmed also said Hamas must give up its control of Gaza , something Haniyeh has refused to do. In Washington last week, Abbas met Trump in their first face-to-face encounter, with the United States president saying he wanted to achieve the decades-long goal of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a `declaration of war'

North Korea demanded on Thursday the handover of "terror suspects who plotted to kill leader Kim Jong-un with a biochemical substance", repeating accusations it made last week that US and South Korean spies were behind the plan. The holiday as a whole revolves around the cult of personality of North Korea's first leader, Kim Il Sung, and celebrates the day of his birth, April 15.