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World News Brooklyn woman charged with attempting to murder lookalike with cheesecake
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Viktoria Nasyrova , 42, of Sheepshead Bay, faces a slew of charges, including attempted murder . She has denied any involvement in Aleksenko's death, and has not yet entered a plea to the charges in the indictment. Aleksenko disappeared in 2014 and her remains were discovered months later, with Russian authorities claiming Nasyrova was after Aleksenko's inheritance.

World News US accuses Syria of violating ceasefire
Author: 0 US accuses Syria of violating ceasefire

Rebel infighting is rife, and the Syrian government says it controlled by factions allied to extremists groups such as al Qaeda - who they are targeting in the current assault. During Thursday's meeting of the humanitarian taskforce in Geneva, the United Nations received notice that it may get permission from Damascus to go to Douma in eastern Ghouta .

World News Wall St sinks on Trump tariffs, interest rate worries
Author: 0 Wall St sinks on Trump tariffs, interest rate worries

A decision to impose tariffs or quotas would represent one of Trump's strongest actions to overhaul USA trade practices that he has sharply criticised for causing industrial decline and loss of jobs . The plan also drew a stiff rebuke from U.S. manufacturers of products made using steel and aluminum, who maintained that the tariffs could lead to lost jobs in their operations and increased consumer prices.

World News Britain's Prince William Set to Visit Israel This Summer
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "this is a historic visit, the first of its kind". Prince William's trip was also welcomed by the Palestinian authorities. In a Facebook post , the British Embassy wrote in both English and Hebrew that the prince would visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Sun tabloid reported at the time that the visit was nixed in an apparent effort "to avoid upsetting Arab nations in the region who regularly host UK Royals".

World News Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 Released
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At the same time, with the average refund topping $2,800, you may prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in your paychecks. The calculator asks taxpayers to estimate their 2018 income, filing status, number of dependents, and other items that affect their taxes.

World News Mueller probing what Trump knew about hacked emails
Author: 0 Mueller probing what Trump knew about hacked emails

Investigators wanted to know whether Hicks in fact knew there had been contacts. Mueller's team recently asked witnesses to provide any information they have about Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation, with particular focus on March to June 2015, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

World News Burmese army amass troops near Bangladesh border, Rohingya settlement
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She said that as Burma's leader, Ms Suu Kyi should not be silent. In its wake, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled across the border to Bangladesh. The group said such moves erased evidence of abuses. Ms Maguire said they were looking for legal options to ensure justice, saying: "We plan to take (Burma's) government to the global court of justice".

World News Beijing protests United States sanctions on Chinese firms over N. Korea ties
Author: 0 Beijing protests United States sanctions on Chinese firms over N. Korea ties

The White House said it had sent a personal message to President Moon from Trump regarding the announcement of the sanctions. The UN Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, banning exports including coal and iron while capping imports of oil and petroleum products.

World News 75% voter turnout recorded in Meghalaya elections, polling peaceful
Author: 0 75% voter turnout recorded in Meghalaya elections, polling peaceful

The Garo hills , dubbed as the political hub of Meghalaya, witnessed a high-voltage campaign with Mukul Sangma , Congress leader and incumbent chief minister, and Conrad K. The National People's Party (NPP), founded by former Lok Sabha Speaker late Purno A Sangma in 2013, which is an ally of the BJP at the Centre, is also fighting alone, and has fielded 52 candidates against 60 of the Congress.

World News 'Surreal' Trump meeting on guns left Republicans reeling, Democrats optimistic
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Trump has vowed to pass new laws created to curb campus gun violence following the February 14 shooting at a Parkland , Fla. high school in which 17 people were killed and more than a dozen more wounded. He also gave a shout-out to legislation sponsored by Sen. A series of competing bills and amendments are now sitting in limbo on Capitol Hill as lawmakers, majority Republicans, refuse to consider - much less vote for - any meaningful new legislation.

World News Nintendo will focus on peripherals instead of new Switch
Author: 0 Nintendo will focus on peripherals instead of new Switch

So the company won't be turning to a Switch Mini or more powerful version of the system. Given its early success, it should come as little surprise that Nintendo has no plans of following rivals Microsoft and Sony down iterative alley. Prospective Nintendo Switch players have already complained about stock shortages with the high demand for the console complete outstripping the supply and Nintendo will want to do its best to address those frustrations.

World News Neymar may miss the world Cup
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Brazil begin their Russian Federation 2018 campaign against Switzerland in Group E on June 17, a date that will now loom large for the world's most expensive player. After surgery we will have more details about this time. "And we can not run that risk". PSG broke soccer's transfer record a year ago by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($260 million) to buy Neymar, in part with the hope that the Brazilian star would lead the club to the Champions League title.

World News Rassie Erasmus named new Springboks coach on 6-year contract
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Under Coetzee the team set a number of unwanted record including a 57-0 thrashing in New Zealand past year, the heaviest loss suffered by South Africa since their 1891 global debut. Erasmus won 36 Test caps for South Africa and is relishing the prospect of coaching his country. "He's got a specific skill - he was the sevens captain, he was the sevens player of the year as captain, he coached the under-19s at EP, he coached their Vodacom Cup side, he was an assistant coach in Super Rugby, ...

World News Regime strikes rebel enclave, aid trucks wait
Author: 0 Regime strikes rebel enclave, aid trucks wait

A top United Nations aid official says five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria's embattled eastern Ghouta region laid out under a "unilateral" plan by Russian Federation are not enough. More than 340,000 people have been killed across Syria since its civil war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests. "I'm really exhausted", he said.

World News U.S. prosecutors charge MA man in Trump Jr. hoax threat letter
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Frisiello allegedly sent envelopes to at least five high-profile individuals across the country, including Dauber, that bore Boston postmarks containing suspicious white powder and a note indicating or implying that the powder was risky, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

World News Jared Kushner dealings raise new questions about conflicts of interest
Author: 0 Jared Kushner dealings raise new questions about conflicts of interest

Early a year ago, Apollo Global Management co-founder Joshua Harris met with Kushner several times at the White House , three people familiar with the meetings told the Times . Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris was considered for a job in President Donald Trump's White House while advising the administration on its infrastructure plan early previous year, according to a report.

World News Couples renew wedding vows while holding AR-15 rifles
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Reverend Sean Moon, son of the late Sun Myung Moon, led the blessing of couples inside the church. Sean Moon, led the ceremony on February 28 and prayed for "a kingdom of peace police and peace militia where the citizens, through the right given to them by almighty God to keep and bear arms , will be able to protect one another and protect human flourishing", according to the Associated Press .

World News To Me, My Love,' Writes Boney Kapoor
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Hindi film stars, including actresses Aishwarya Rai and Kajol, turned out to pay their respects. Sridevi was married to big time Bollywood producer Boney KapoorWho was Sridevi married to? "I'm an avid Sridevi fan". Though the family is grieving, they finally released a joint statement via Anil Kapoor's twitter account. Among those who've visited Boney Kapoor's residence on Wednesday included Anil Kapoor , Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar and Mohit Marwah.

World News Trump suggests death penalty for drug traffickers
Author: 0 Trump suggests death penalty for drug traffickers

These people can kill 2,000, 3000 people, and nothing happen to them. Mrs. Trump said the administration's work plan is divided into three buckets - prevention, treatment, and recovery - and that her personal focus will be on young mothers and their babies, who might be born with opioid withdrawal symptoms.

World News Carr selected to AP All-Big Ten team
Author: 0 Carr selected to AP All-Big Ten team

Chris Holtmann has talked all season about wanting his Ohio State team to play free and loose. "You put what you learned all season to work and do everything you can to bring your best because in the Big Ten, that's what it takes". However, Maryland for the most part has competed hard regardless of the lack of depth all season long. "At the end of the day I just have to thank my teammates, my coaches, and my family".

World News NC Governor Calls for Billy Graham Statue in US Capitol
Author: 0 NC Governor Calls for Billy Graham Statue in US Capitol

Statues of two other faith leaders represent states in the Capitol: Mormon leader Brigham Young represents Utah and Catholic priest Father Damien represents Hawaii, The News-Observer reported. Ryan said in his remarks, "Here lies America's pastor". In 2015, when Graham was in his late nineties, North Carolina state lawmakers passed legislation calling for the statue of Aycock, who was a segregationist and white supremacist, to be removed and replaced with one of Rev.

World News Passenger burned in cellphone fire on Air Canada flight
Author: 0 Passenger burned in cellphone fire on Air Canada flight

Air Canada flight 101 was preparing to depart from Toronto-Pearson Airport around 7 a.m.to Vancouver when the fire began, the spokesperson said. Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email statement that the fire was extinguished by in-flight crew members and there was no damage to the aircraft.

World News McMaster To Leave White House As Soon As Next Month
Author: 0 McMaster To Leave White House As Soon As Next Month

The move, according to NBC News, has been orchestrated by White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis . Staff shake-ups and the president's questions about his decisions or views have drawn the ire of Trump. The White House had no immediate reaction and said it had no personnel announcements. McMaster came to the White House previous year to replace Michael Flynn .

World News High wind warning for Fairfax Friday
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Northwest 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. "There is the potential for a hazardous high wind event". Offshore gusts to 55 knots (63 mph) will make seas unsafe even for large commercial vessels on Friday and Saturday. Calmer weather will return on Sunday, but with chilly morning lows in the lower-to-mid 30s and a high near 50 degrees.

World News Russia's new cruise missile has crashed in testing
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Here's a look at the weapons he announced . "As a matter of fact, every single weapons system discussed today easily surpasses and avoids an anti-missile defense system", Putin replied. "All of those tests were successful", Putin replied. Another was a submarine-launched, long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

World News North Korea vows sanctions will 'never work'
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Yun told CNN "it was completely my decision to retire at this time", but he declined to comment to Reuters when asked in an email why he was leaving. "Secretary Tillerson has told me he appreciates my service and did not want me to go, but he accepts it reluctantly". Yun, a 32-year foreign service veteran, travelled to North Korea last June to help secure the release of comatose American student Otto Warmbier, whose detention and subsequent death further soured relations between ...

World News Cobb County Schools says student who participate in walkout may face consequences
Author: 0 Cobb County Schools says student who participate in walkout may face consequences

As the district indicated in its statement about the walkout, the administration is looking at this as an opportunity for our students to participate in the democratic process of peaceful protest. These events are supported by the schools and the district, and students who choose to participate will not be marked absent or disciplined. Instead, Vadnais said she would like the walkout to last for 18 minutes, one for each victim and one that is universal for all people murdered in mass ...

World News The day after, Olympics in the books for Pyeongchang
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The closing ceremony, which began with hundreds of drones making moving images in the sky and ended with spectacular fireworks display, was a huge hit on social media. The first USA medal of the Games went to 17-year-old Red Gerard, who claimed gold in the men's snowboard slopestyle on February 11. Maya and Alex Shibutani delivered an emotional performance to Coldplay's "Paradise" and won a bronze medal.

World News Ex-Google Employee Files Sexual Harassment Suit
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Lee initially did not report the incident, frightened that a complaint would only generate retaliation from her co-workers. "Google's failure to take appropriate remedial action is consistent with its pattern and practice of ignoring sexual harassment in the workplace, making no significant efforts to take corrective action, and punishing the victim", the lawsuit states.

World News US Solidifies Duties On Chinese Foil As WTO Brawl Looms
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Wang said the anti-subsidy duties ranging from 17.16 percent to 80.97 percent were also groundless. Commerce Department investigators had reached preliminary findings in August and in October that Chinese exporters were dumping aluminum foil, worth an estimated $389 million in 2016, on the U.S.