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NASDAQ Tops 6K For First Time Ever

At the closing bell, the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index stood at 6,025.49, up 41.67 points (0.70 per cent). The Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.1 percent to 20,996.12 - the highest level sin...

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Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

Mamata, who is also in Cooch Behar, about 150 km away from where Shah had visited, said that BJP was trying to polarise the state in terms of religion. Even as Shah, when he visited Siliguri in the ...

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Illegal properties of MM Mani's family should be probed: BJP

Illegal properties of MM Mani's family should be probed: BJP

While the opposition demanded the ouster of Mani, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI (M) general secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan reportedly denounced Mani's statement. The BJP had called for a ...

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French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

Le Pen dropped by 2.5 percentage points to 22.5 percent of voting intentions since early April, and Macron fell 2 percentage points to 23 percent in the first round. How the FN fares in the parliamen...

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Ivanka Trump's Brand Was Purposely Mislabeled Under Another Name At Stein Mart

Business Of Fashion muses, however, "While G-III and Stein Mart have both acknowledged their participation in the swap, it is unclear what role Adrienne Vittadini has played". Hunt Hawkins, who i...

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Turkish democracy placed on damaging watchlist by European Union monitors

Turkish democracy placed on damaging watchlist by European Union monitors

The Council is separate from the European Union, but the move is set to be a further blow to Turkey's bid to join the bloc. In a statement , the committee noted a "serious deterioration of the func...

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Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

The places receiving the letters include Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Sacramento, Calif. New York City's mayor and U.S. Department of Justice gra...

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Clashes erupt between Srinagar students, security forces

Clashes erupt between Srinagar students, security forces

During a review meeting on Friday, divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan asked principals of various colleges to ensure peaceful atmosphere in their institutions and prevent entry of outsiders. ...

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Situation in Kashmir will improve in 2-3 months: Mehbooba Mufti

Situation in Kashmir will improve in 2-3 months: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba, who is under mounting attack in the face of fresh spurt in violence in Kashmir, briefed Modi on the prevailing situation in the state and the way forward. "States are at various stages of ...

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Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government

Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government

The opposition blames Maduro for the unraveling of the oil giant's once-booming economy, leaving the country with critical shortages of food, medicine and basic goods. President Nicolas Maduro's socia...

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Watch Barack Obama's Phone Call With France's Emmanuel Macron

Watch Barack Obama's Phone Call With France's Emmanuel Macron

A woman walks by a presidential campaign poster against Emmanuel Macron reading "In march to the social suicide, everything except Macron" displayed in Paris, Thursday, April 20, 2017. "They also disc...

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Heavy rain may cause flash flooding

Heavy rain may cause flash flooding

Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday. Horry and Georgetown counties are under a flash flood watch from midnight until 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. Periods ...

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2000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires

2000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires

Families have been forced to leave almost 2,000 homes in the Naples area following mandatory evacuations, Zwierzchowski told CNN. And many of those residents fortunate enough to evacuate safely still ...

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Four lightly wounded in Tel Aviv terror attack

Initially undecided, police have now confirmed that the incident was an act of terror. Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis, 2 visiting Americans and a British tourist in a w...

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Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Rafael Botello Jimenez was third after a dramatic finish on The Mall as Weir passed Tanni Grey-Thompson's six victories and said it helped banish the demons of his failed Paralympic bid. The women's ...

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Bill O'Reilly to Return with New Podcast Episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly will return to the public eye on Monday with the release of a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast, according to his website. And then he tried to convince Bill O'Reilly that he nev...

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Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election

The hardline Guardian Council, which vets candidates before they stand, has prevented other influential figures from running in previous elections. Eight women have registered, even though no woman ...

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28 asylum seekers found dead off the coast of Libya

28 asylum seekers found dead off the coast of Libya

More than 150,000 have made the crossing to Italy annually over the past three years. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that almost 9,000 migrants were rescued over the pas...

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'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack

'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack

It pointed out that larger firms tend to incur much more substantial costs from cyber security attacks, which it said could reflect the increased complexity of the breaches, or because they have mor...

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UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

There were also a number of abstentions. "It was with reluctance that I decided the country needs this election, but it is with strong conviction that I say it is necessary to secure the strong and ...

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Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

But "at no time did the Russian bombers enter sovereign North American airspace", on any of the four nights, the spokesperson said. Russian Federation now has flown bombers or spy planes near Alaska...

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Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

The group plans to hand out 1,000 marijuana joints throughout the afternoon. He said he was surprised by the arrests. One of the organizers, Nicholas Schiller, says police "decided to play politics"...

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Army compound attacked by gunmen, 1 dead

Afghan media quoted witnesses as saying the attack left at least 10 security personnel dead. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. There, they began shoo...

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Mexican ex-governor evaded justice with help of accomplices

Mexican ex-governor evaded justice with help of accomplices

The Mexican government will seek Duarte's extradition, but it was not immediately clear how quickly that could happen or whether Duarte might seek to block it. "I had the opportunity to speak with Mr....

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Trump advisers: United States seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad

Trump advisers: United States seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad

Still, Haley said the US didn't see a peaceful future Syria with Assad in power. "That's why we expect an escalation against the Syrian people", Hijab said. "President Assad's use of chemical weapon...

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Rajnath tells all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

Rajnath tells all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

Anxious over the non-stop pro-freedom protests in the Kashmir Valley, New Delhi is now planning to "squeeze out" alleged funding of pro-freedom organisations from Middle East countries, India Toda...

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Rajasthan: Kashmiri students clash with locals after being taunted as 'stone pelters'

Rajasthan: Kashmiri students clash with locals after being taunted as 'stone pelters'

I appeal to all the Chief Ministers to ensure that no Kashmiri youth is mistreated in any part of the nation. Calling the incident as "unfortunate", the minister said, "Kashmiris are citizens of In...

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Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

Notwithstanding, Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods. Tillerson noted that President Donald Trump may not continue to withhold U.S. When the interagency...

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More than 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

More than 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

We're going to do cards for soldiers in a little bit, Melania and Barron and myself. She also delivered Easter baskets and gifts to domestic violence victims in Florida over the weekend. "[Melan...

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USA working with allies on N.Korea: Pence

USA working with allies on N.Korea: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the Trump administration would review and reform the five-year-old free trade agreement between the United States and South K...

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North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US

North Korea routinely labels such exercises preparations for invasion. Frontrunner Moon Jae-in was criticized for leaving his options open before the May 9 election. The U.S. military's Pacific Comman...

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Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

The Holy Week is celebrated by Christians who observe Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday prior to Easter Sunday. "For some people, Easter is just a holiday that celebrates the end of...

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Championship Review: Brighton promoted as Zola calls time on rotten reign

He said: "It had something to do with how the season ended last season, but I think it was more the fact that the players enjoyed being up that end of the table, competing, getting into the play-offs"...

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May planning UK general election for June 8

Didn't the PM say she wouldn't do this? While elections must be held at least every five years according to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011, the prime minister can call for an election at an...

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'Still Under Audit': Trump Returns Won't Be Seen on Tax Day

'Still Under Audit': Trump Returns Won't Be Seen on Tax Day

Since Nixon, every president has released tax returns, except for Gerald Ford, who instead made public a decade's worth of summary data about his federal taxes. When the audit ends, I'll present them....

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Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises

Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises

That sentiment has dropped especially among women. The decline came across the political spectrum, although it was more stark with Democrats (37 percent down to 16 percent) and Independents (59 perc...

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'IS' In Talks With Al Qaeda On 'Possible Alliance'

'IS' In Talks With Al Qaeda On 'Possible Alliance'

Iraqi Federal Police forces "are engaged in hard, house-to-house clashes with ISIS fighters inside the Old City", a media officer from these units told Reuters. The UN estimates that as many as 500,00...

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Trump seems confused about who is in charge of North Korea

It's a salient issue this week, after Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea and threatened a military response to the regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un unless the country abandons ...

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OSCE: Turkey referendum 'contested on an unlevel playing field'

OSCE: Turkey referendum 'contested on an unlevel playing field'

They have lost the referendum vote but in some sense see the result as a victory given what they say was the enormous pressure of the state against them during the campaign. "Ballots and envelopes g...

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Trump congratulates USA military in Syria missile strike, including female Navy commander

Trump congratulates USA military in Syria missile strike, including female Navy commander

Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. Trump's decision...

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Teens dies after shark attack off West Australia

Teens dies after shark attack off West Australia

It was initially reported she was fighting for her life, but it was later confirmed she died in Esperance Hospital . It's a little bit early. Wylie Bay Beach is closed until further notice, and peo...

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'SNL:' Jimmy Fallon, Harry Styles lead flash mob in 'Let's Dance' number

Decked out in a plaid suit, Styles owned the stage, singing as a solo artist for the first time without his former One Direction bandmates with a powerful performance of his debut solo single, "Sign ...

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President Trump-Signed Law Gives States Right to Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood and the funding that it receives has become a rallying symbol for both sides of the abortion debate, though US law already prevents federal funds from paying specifically for abor...

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Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

The biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat by the US military killed 36 militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, and villagers in the remote, mountainous area described being ...

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North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

US Navy Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command, said it detected and tracked what it assessed to be a North Korean ballistic missile launch at 11:21 a.m. that it was "ready to h...

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Britain blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

Britain blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its long-time ally Assad over the suspected gas incident and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where "toxic substances" were being put inside bombs. "T...

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North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

Military analysts say the missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States, although the North has yet to flight test them. "Though analysts questioned wh...

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Iran backs global investigation into alleged chemical attack in Syria

Iran backs global investigation into alleged chemical attack in Syria

It was stark evidence that the president is moving ever further from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow. After all, Putin and Trump are buddies. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid ...

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Blaming EVMs for poll defeat is like disrespecting EC: Amit Shah

Shah in his address also referred to the Shunglu Committee report, which has indicted the Kejriwal government on alleged corruption charges, and said there can not be a bigger example of lack of probi...

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Over 100 killed during Syria's troubled population transfer

People waiting in the Ramousah garage heard the blast, and said they feared revenge attacks by pro-government forces. Activists and residents say thousands of Syrians evacuated from their besieged t...

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