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by | May 19, 2017 | 18:26

A police statement read, "On 18/5/2017 at about 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri ". "One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly". Abu Babati who is the president of the student union government of the university confirmed the attack.

by | May 19, 2017 | 17:34

The FBI is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including looking into any possible links between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller just over a week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. According to a person close to the White House, Rosenstein was upset about the narrative that emerged from the White House the evening of May 9.

by | May 19, 2017 | 17:31

United Kingdom opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday unveil a "radical and responsible" plan for government vowing it will change the country and govern " for the many not the few ", the media reported. "I'm a big fan of Jeremy". If Labour were to win 200 seats, that would represent its worst result since 1935. The actor, producer and director - who shot to fame with his role in TV's Taxi and classic drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - said the United ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:34

It looks unlikely Trump will manage to get Netanyahu and Abbas to shake hands during his 28-hour visit to the Holy Land, and the prospects of him setting a timetable for a resumption of peace talks also look dim. For Netanyahu, Trump's visit is a chance to reset ties with the US after relations deteriorated under former President Barack Obama. Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all foreign countries to base their embassies there.

by | May 19, 2017 | 17:15

After threatening to withdraw from the 1994 agreement entirely last month, Trump reconsidered in favor a re-negotiation but said he'll terminate America's involvement if talks don't go his way. " CPMA supports an integrated North American market for fresh produce", said Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA, in a release, also emphasizing the critical nature of trade.

by | May 19, 2017 | 17:19

In a recent poll by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling , Biden was shown to have the best chance of beating Trump if the election were held today. President Obama went eight years "without a single scandal", he said to applause. Biden was also asked if he would run for the presidential office in the 2020 elections, to which he said: "Could I? Yes".

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:31

Flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, plumbed to new lows on Tuesday after it was banned from flying into Europe over safety concerns . "Today the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet worldwide safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union' reads part of the statement".

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:56

The top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Comey documented each phone call and meeting he had with President Donald Trump in an apparent attempt to create a paper trail of the president's efforts to sway investigators.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:28

This year, though, amid growing protests and worldwide opposition, the Yulin government has, at least reportedly, banned the city's dog meat vendors from selling the meat for one week starting June 15. Campaigners a year ago handed a petition signed by 11 million people to the Yulin government as the worldwide outcry over the festival continued to grow.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:24

This triggered the massive scale killing allegations from the U.S. to the Syrian government under the regime of Bashar Al-Assad, who still enjoys a large chunk of military and gets aid from Russian Federation and Iran. Somehow, in the midst of all, this official Washington has lost sight of a far greater tragedy - the report (first noted in The New York Times two days ago) that the USA government has concluded that Syria is building a crematorium to burn the bodies of prisoners it has ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:53

She added: "We expect the next 24 hours to be a hectic for our traders as already punters are out in force to have their say on the next Fine Gael leader". Candidates will have until Saturday to get eight parliamentary party members to submit their nominations, and endorsements are expected to starting coming immediately.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:58

With Trump only eight percent of the way through its term, his advisors spend their days swapping rumors of mass White House firings. Some Democrats have suggested all along that the Comey memo was used as pretext to remove the Federal Bureau of Investigation director helping lead the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 race and alleged ties to Trump associates.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:31

He added: "I am on the warpath against those few individuals who are doing corruption". He said that Ankit Bharadwaj has pictures with several BJP leaders like its former Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Vijay Sampla. I am going to file an FIR against you today. The activists of Delhi BJP's Youth Wing protested outside Kejriwal's residence today following Mishra's allegations of corruption.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:50

One of the most startling things about the reports on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memo detailing how Donald Trump pressured him to stop investigating recently resigned national security adviser Michael Flynn is that it finally spurred some action from a leading congressional Republican.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:56

Jones statement coincided with the Department of Treasury's announcement of new sanctions related to Iran's ballistic missile programme. The US State Department announced a day earlier it would be signed, meaning old sanctions wouldn't be re-imposed and the nuclear deal will continue - at least for now.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:22

Talks with Canada and Mexico can begin after that. During the presidential campaign, Trump called NAFTA "a disaster". The White House officially notified the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees, which have jurisdiction over trade, that the administration will update the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:49

Today marked the first time since the appointment of a special counsel that Trump publicly addressed Comey's firing and the subsequent news of a memo written by the ex-FBI director. That was the White House's position initially after the deputy attorney general argued in a memo that Comey had erred in handling the FBI's investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, even though Trump had praised Comey on the campaign trail a year ago.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:49

Asked outright whether he had asked Comey - as reported - to drop the investigation into the Russian Federation connections of his sacked national security advisor, Michael Flynn , Trump fired back: "No". But Trump himself has already said that he was going to fire Comey regardless - and the revelation from McCaskill appeared to bolster that version of events.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:49

An 18-year-old woman was killed and 22 other victims were injured, including the woman's 13-year-old sister, officials said . He was being tested for drugs and alcohol. Police said the red Honda sedan mounted the sidewalk and traveled for three blocks at high speeds before crashing into a lamp post on 45th Street and Broadway.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:26

To emphasize the independence of his decision, Rosenstein did not notify White House Counsel Donald McGahn of the appointment until 5:30 p.m., the same time Justice Department officials were briefing reporters and 30 minutes before the news became public.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:41

Police said the driver is in custody and this is believed to be an isolated incident. A witness told ABC station WABC the scene was total "chaos" and "everybody was trying to help". "I'm so freaked out!" "It happened too fast". The driver of the auto was in custody, multiple sources told NBC News. "It just made me feel so helpless".

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:19

He said his sister also had a 2-month-old grandson, Nolan, in the home when the storm hit, and they had nowhere to go but the bathtub. The system also spawned several tornadoes Thursday in Oklahoma and Texas. Gov. Mary Fallin plans to tour the damage to a western Oklahoma community that was struck by a tornado that killed a man. At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xcel Energy was reporting power outages impacting 3,357 customers in the Barron and Rusk county areas.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:33

Her father survived the Holocaust. His appointment of Le Maire as economy minister and fellow Republicans MP Gerald Darmanin as public accounts minister was seen as an attempt to neuter his right-wing opponents, still reeling from their defeat in the presidential vote.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:31

North Korea on Sunday launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, claiming it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the U.S. "That is what all the current sanctions and pressure is ultimately striving for, to isolate North Korea but to engage in talks and negotiations". The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) and the North's threats are expected to be high on the agenda when Moon meets US President Donald Trump in ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:33

NY mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no indication Thursday's horrific incident was an act of terrorism. Police said four people are in a critical but non-life threatening condition, three are in a serious condition and 15 are less serious.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:54

The White House has played down the importance and secrecy of the information Trump gave to the Russians, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement. "And now we're seeing it manifest itself", radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said. The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorised to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:00

The VOA footage zooms in as Erdogan's security detail is seen punching and kicking the protesters. What happened next has been described by the DC Police Department's Chief as a "brutal attack " on peaceful protestors. "We are already telling you in advance: Our rules of engagement give us this authority", Erdogan said. It made no mention of Turkish security personnel, and blamed the unrest on demonstrators supporting the PKK, a group "which the USA and Turkey have designated as a ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:04

Sessions on Friday explained his new memo to prosecutors, saying a tougher approach is necessary for public safety. Kentucky and West Virginia have some of the highest rates of drug abuse overdose deaths in the country. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. The Sessions memo provides an out for prosecutors, with a few warnings.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:18

He accused McGurk, the presidential envoy for the global coalition against IS, of carrying on Obama-era policies. United States officials strongly criticised the Turkish government after video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:22

One associate said Comey wrote down as much as he could once he got back to his auto. And Comey has long arms so Comey said he pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president's hand. They asked him to testify on the "circumstances of your termination" and his interactions with President Donald Trump's administration about the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:04

The previous conservative government refused to engage with Pyongyang until it abandoned its nuclear program. U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood added that China's leverage with the North was significant and they should be impressed to do more.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:22

MacArthur can expect to encounter critics every time he meets with voters in town hall forums, because the legislation he wrote will kill about 45,000 Americans each year by denying health insurance coverage to 25 million people. Mitt Romney. "A core commitment of mine throughout this process was to ensure those with pre-existing conditions are protected". Survey respondents answered whether they had insurance as well as many other factors, such as if they had gaps in coverage, ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:01

Turkey considers the People's Protection Units, or YPG, in Syria a terror organization and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency against the Turkish state. "McGurk is definitely giving clear support to the PKK and YPG", Cavusoglu was quoted as saying. "It would be beneficial for this person to change", he said, accusing the diplomat of carrying on Obama-administration policies.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:54

The U.S. sees the Kurds as strong military partners, but the Turkish government says they have ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which it views as a terrorist organization. But it's not a threat some Israeli officials didn't foresee. 'The Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship and thrive and prosper in peace, ' Trump said after meeting Abbas.

by | May 19, 2017 | 16:07

Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over the rape allegation, which he denies. But if he leaves the embassy he could be detained by United Kingdom police and face extradition to the US. But it adds that Assange is now wanted for a "much less serious offense" than the original sex crimes claims, and police "will provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offense".