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Masterchef 2017: Doctor Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed wins title

Torode said: "Saliha is a class act". And naturally, Saliha was delighted to have been crowned champion. Speaking months after filming wrapped up in January, she said she had become close friends with her fellow contestants - including unlucky finalists Giovanna Ryan and Steve Kielty - and said every stage of the competition came with the "incredible sadness" of seeing another hopeful leave.

Donald Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude. An intercontinental ballistic missile is considered to have a range of more than 6,000 km (3,700 miles). He says Japan and the USA also started discussing the sanctions on North Korea, but did not elaborate.

China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

The United States and other governments have said " Belt and Road " is a natural outgrowth of China's status as the biggest global trader, and U.S. officials have said they want to work with Beijing on infrastructure. " Belt and Road will be built on mutual consultation and the results will be enjoyed by all", he said. At the forum, finance ministries from 27 countries, including China, approved a set of principles that will guide project financing along the new Silk Road, according to ...

Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

The state is a stronghold for the Social Democrats (SPD), led by the former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble have been suggesting or reviving a range of proposals for strengthening the euro area since Macron, running as a pro-European independent, won the French presidency on May 7.

Man City need more goalscorers - Guardiola

We created so many yet we lost so this is something we must work on". However it has not always been like and Guardiola puts a failed title bid this season down to the fact they can not stick away the many chances they are creating. It was the Spaniard's 50th goal for Man City , and he was heavily involved throughout a dominant first-half performance from the home side as they took complete control of the contest.

Kane sinks Man United in Spurs' Lane farewell

The atmosphere was absolutely electric at the Lane as the match kicked off, and it didn't take long for Spurs to capitalize on the incredible fan support. By the time they are playing in the new home, they'll hope to have delivered Tottenham's first league title since 1961. But there was no denying Mauricio Pochettino's men after the break and it was Kane who made it 2-0 with a clever finish, poking the ball past De Gea from close range after shrugging off Chris Smalling.

North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'

The North Korean news agency KCNA has reported that Kim warned the United States should not misjudge the reality that its mainland is in the North's "sighting range for strike". Trump has vowed not to let that happen. Kim Dong-yup, a professor at the Institute for Far East Studies at Kyungnam University, raised the possibility that the missile is likely to be an upgraded Pukguksong-2 missile that Pyongyang fired in February.

North Korean Missile Test Shows US Bases Could Soon Be In Range

North Korea's latest launch of a ballistic missile underscores the Kim regime's urgency to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the USA mainland. North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead".

Donald Trump threatens James Comey with 'tapes' of conversations on Russian Federation investigation

Nonetheless, Trump this week had the audacity to cite Comey's handling of the case as a reason he fired him. Comey declined, instead offering "honest". "The fact that they had a private conversation in which the president, by his own admission, was discussing the future of Director Comey in that job and the president brings up whether he's under investigation? I'm not under investigation".

Next global cyber attack likely tomorrow, warn security researchers

The World's biggest cyber attack which has hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries threatens to create more havoc on Monday when people return to work. "They're aware of this. They get well resourced for their information technology". And more local computer systems are expected to be hit. Senior security staff held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency were trying to identify the ...

General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

He raised the spectre of a big majority for Theresa May 's government, and another big win for the SNP who took 56 out of 59 seats. Miss Davidson said: "We won the local government election in Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place".

Four candidates for FBI director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over. Trump said in a string of Twitter posts . For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Mr Trump's handling of Mr Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications.

French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

US President Donald Trump and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron discussed bilateral cooperation in a Monday phone call and agreed to meet on May 25 during North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders' summit in Brussels, the press release stated, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Carlisle Conservative candidate 'not surprised' by expenses decision

There have been fears that any potential prosecution of current Conservative candidates in the June 8 General Election could throw the party's campaign into chaos, and neccessiate finding new candidates. But, on the campaign trial, Ms May said: "The CPS has decided - they are an independent body - they have decided that no charges will be brought against any candidate in relation to this matter".

WHO Confirms New Ebola Case in Democratic Republic of Congo

In a statement , the DRC's health ministry said: "Our country must confront an outbreak of the Ebola virus that constitutes a public health crisis of worldwide significance". The virus is passed from animals to humans and can spread quickly through a community via contact with an infected person's broken skin, mucous membranes, and bodily fluids like blood.

Cyberattack hits 200000 users in over 150 countries

A 22-year old security researcher in the United Kingdom discovered a "kill-switch" to initially stop the spread of the attack. And it has potential to create much more damage because it's likely to be lurking on computers in offices around the world that haven't been used since Friday.

(Formula One) Hamilton wins thrilling Spanish Grand Prix

The Mercedes driver's 55th career win was hard-fought and tense, with Ferrari's Vettel seizing the lead from Hamilton at the start and in the hunt all the way as the tyre strategies played out. After Vettel and Hamilton had both pitted, Vettel hunted down Bottas now in the lead and engaged him in a lap-long duel. This is why I race and this is what got me into racing in the beginning.

China hosts Silk Road forum to revive trade route

Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan echoed Xi's theme that economic development would help to nurture political stability and neutralize support for radical groups. He warned that "isolation results in backwardness". Xi pledged a massive funding boost to the new Silk Road, including an extra 100 billion yuan ($14.50 billion) into the existing Silk Road Fund, 380 billion in loans from two policy banks and 60 billion yuan in aid to ...

North Korea fires unidentified projectile from test site

One may have been a KN-14, another missile capable of reaching the US mainland, although it has a slightly shorter range. Weapons experts and government officials believe the North has accomplished some technical progress with those tests.

Labour loses power in Glasgow after nearly 40 years

The SNP leader said Theresa May would win the election and the SNP would "stand up for Scotland" at Westminster while the Tories would follow the Prime Minister. Ruth Davidson will official launch the Scottish Conservatives campaign in Edinburgh while Kezia Dugdale will do likewise for Labour in Rutherglen. Describing the results as a "clear and emphatic victory for the SNP", Ms Sturgeon said: "SNP councillors and SNP councils will put their communities and the people of Scotland first".

Centre to come up with new Metro rail policy: Naidu

In his address, Naidu said a new Metro Rail policy was being formulated, which would enable innovative finance, such as Land Value Capture and Transit Oriented Development for new Metro Rail projects. "Work for 34.3 km underground rail connectivity has been completed of the total of 36.4 km (in the first phase of Metro Rail service)", he said. With today's launch of the line, arounhd 341 kms of metro rail has become operational in New Delhi, the National Capital Region including Gurgaon, ...

Cautious IOC commission hails 'exceptional' Paris presentation

A team of Olympic evaluators wrapped up their visit to Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. Olympic delegates meanwhile were dazzled by an array of Hollywood stars and billionaire business titans at a private dinner hosted by LA 2024 bid chief Casey Wasserman , officials confirmed on Thursday.

Ransomware: Europol chief warns of another 'imminent attack'

But the agency added that some infections may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections can spread within networks. The worldwide ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of Europe's cross-border police agency said Sunday as the full extent of the cyber-extortion became clear.

Soldiers' mutilation: India provides 'actionable evidence' of Pakistan involvement

While talking to media, the defence minister said it can not be possible without the indulgence of Pakistani Army to sneak their force in Indian territory. Secretary General Antonio Guterres is "paying attention" to the tensions between India and Pakistan at the border but the United Nations has not received any reports of alleged recent ceasefire violations, his spokesperson said.

Melissa McCarthy, as "Spicy", rides on podium through midtown

The network posted a video on Facebook . This clip from February, for example, will leave you in tears due to McCarthy's impeccable frazzled, fibbing Spicer impression. Tell us what you think! Well, it was actually Melissa McCarthy in her full Spicey costume, and the podium is more of a tricked-out Segway. Meanwhile, the actress dropped a behind-the-scenes boomerang on her own Instagram that took a dig at the White House press secretary's reported attempt to dodge the media this week.

Meeting with Jindal was part of back-channel diplomacy: Sharif told Army

Last week, it was reported that the Jindal-Sharif meeting was aimed at opening up back-channel talks. The Pakistan foreign office had then adopted silence over it while Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif had tweeted to say that his father and Mr.

North Korea's new ballistic missile test aroused wide reaction across world

The flight path of the ballistic missile was a considerable distance from Russian territory and posed no threat to Russia, the Russian defence ministry said. "This missile launch represented no danger for the Russian Federation", according to a defence ministry statement carried by Russian state news agencies.

President Trump is curious why the Civil War couldn't have been avoided

Trump and his supporters have likened his election victory to Jackson's triumph in 1828, when Old Hickory became the first USA president from what was then the western frontier of Tennessee. Sandford Supreme Court decision. Name SearchWatch Service' Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview, suggesting he was uncertain about the origin of the conflict while claiming that Jackson was upset about a war that started 16 years after his death.

Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

President Donald Trump announced a decision last week to arm Kurdish-led forces with heavy weapons. "At the start of entering, of course, as (the coalition) promised us, there will be support in the form of specialized weapons, armored vehicles or others".

SW Monsoon hits Andaman three days ahead of schedule

The South West monsoon is expected early in Kerala and coastal Karnataka as it hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday, May 14. It also issued a warning for likely heavy rainfall at isolated places over the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

Mark Warner said Sunday that President Trump firing the director of the FBI appears as an attempt to squash the agency's investigation into whether the his presidential campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections.

Tillerson: 'America First' Means Separating US Policy, Values

Yet even as he left key administrative questions unanswered, Tillerson offered the most extensive presentation to date of what President Donald Trump's "America First" mantra, adopted during the campaign and carried into the White House, means for America's relations around the world.

Europol says Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating

U.S. software firm Symantec said that part-way through Saturday, transactions totalling $28,600 had taken place through the five Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware . "It's quite an easy change to make, to bypass the way we stopped it", he told the AP. He added: "Healthcare remains vulnerable and if anything this one will raise awareness among the hacker community that hospitals are a target for them, this could just be the beginning.

Chibok Girls: FG ready to negotiate for release of captives

A daycare centre within the facility is also seeing to the welfare of the kids born to 4 of the 21 Chibok girls released after the first round of successful negotiations with Boko Haram in October 2016. We've allowed her to go, she'll be back in 2 weeks. A small number of the schoolgirls managed to escape on their own. But the discovery of one of them with a baby last May raised hopes for their safety, with a further two girls found in later months and a group of 21 released by the Islamist ...

Pakistani intruder shot dead in Gurdaspur

This comes after a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was arrested from along the Indo-Nepal border yesterday. The BSF team saw some suspicious movement ahead of the fence at the International Border. Meanwhile, last month the Army apprehended a 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as he crossed over inside the Indian territory. In March this year, the BSF had shot dead a Pakistani intruder who was trying to infiltrate from along the worldwide border in Gurdaspur.