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U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemens Houthi group. If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If were not going to get action on ...


Bollywood superstar Sridevi's cause of death revealed to be 'accidental drowning'
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Bollywood superstar Sridevi's cause of death revealed to be 'accidental drowning'

The forensic report of Sridevi sheds some new light into her death. Earlier believed to be a massive cardiac arrest is now said to be a case of accidental drowning. Sridevi was found dead in a bathtub by husband Boney Kapoor. Gulf News has also reported that there were traces of alcohol in her body at the time of her death. According to Dubai Police, repatriation of her body could take mo...


Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations
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Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guineas Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, prompting oil and gas companies to immediately suspend operations in the energy-rich interior. The tremor hit near the center of Papua New Guineas main island around 560 km (350 miles) from the capital, Port Moresby, at around 3.45 a.m. local time (15...


Oil hits two-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap
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Oil hits two-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap

Oil prices extended gains to hit two-week highs on Monday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia that it would continue to curb exports in line with the OPEC-led effort to cut global supplies. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery was up 25 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $63.80 a barrel by 0301 GMT after rising 3 percent last week. London Brent crude gained 13 cents, or 0.2 perc...


Bollywood superstar Sridevi passes away due to a heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack. She was 54. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages. She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without t...


South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula

South Korea said it had approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Norths ruling Workers Partys Central Committee, will lead a high-level delegation at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics ...


U.S. students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages. The unprecedented lobbying effort by groups of teenagers and parents at the White House and at the Florida statehouse in Tallahassee played out as f...


Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last weeks school shooting in Florida. Tightening gun laws would mark a change in course for Trump, who has championed gun rights during his campaign and presidency. The mass shooting at a ...


India's sexual violence: Man kills woman for refusing sex
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India's sexual violence: Man kills woman for refusing sex

Police in the western Indian city of Mumbai have arrested a man who allegedly murdered a woman he met on Facebook after inviting her home. Haridas Nirgude, 25, had told police he killed her because she had refused to have sex with him, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Police said they are waiting for the post-mortem report to find out if she was raped. They believe she had b...


Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

A former student accused of last weeks deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors. Nikolas Cruz, his head bowed, hands shackled at his waist and wearing a red, jail-issued jumpsuit, showed no emotion during the procedural session in Fort Lauderdale. ...


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