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World News 1 injured during explosion at San Antonio FedEx facility
Author: 0 1 injured during explosion at San Antonio FedEx facility

One female employee is said to have suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The agency couldn't confirm reports that the package may have contained nails and shrapnel. The first three bombings were packages, apparently hand delivered police said, that exploded after being picked up by residents at the homes. Police have said all four devices were similar and more than 500 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are helping with the search for the culprit.

World News Abbas blames Hamas for blast targeting PM
Author: 0 Abbas blames Hamas for blast targeting PM

In an address to Palestinian officials, Abbas condemned Ambassador David Friedman's close ties with the West Bank settler movement, describing him as a "son of a dog". Abbas previously said the Islamist group was responsible as it controls security in the Palestinian enclave, but yesterday evening, said it was "behind the attack".

World News Putin casts ballot in Russian presidential election
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Vladimir Putin on Monday said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation. But the electoral commission dismissed most concerns, saying monitors sometimes misinterpret what they see. Among liberal Russians the mood was grim.

World News PM Modi congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election as President
Author: 0 PM Modi congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election as President

In his speech, the Chinese President warned that whatever effort becomes invested in interfering with the country's attempts to achieve "total unity" was "doomed to fail" as it was the "collective hope of all Chinese people". Economic growth and social stability have allowed Xi to amend the constitution and carry out other moves that once seemed highly contentious, said Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London.

World News Mike Pompeo scheduled to meet with Rex Tillerson
Author: 0 Mike Pompeo scheduled to meet with Rex Tillerson

It will be the first meeting between Pompeo, who is leaving his post as Central Intelligence Agency director, and Tillerson since Trump's decision to fire the former Exxon Mobil CEO last week following a series of rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran.

World News Mississippi Becomes First State To Ban Abortions After 15 Weeks
Author: 0 Mississippi Becomes First State To Ban Abortions After 15 Weeks

Gov. Phil Bryant (R., Miss.) signed the country's strictest abortion restrictions into law on Monday, immediately banning abortion procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy. State records show about 200 abortions a year are performed on babies who are between 15 and 20 weeks old at the time they are killed in the abortion.

World News Court to review arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Thursday
Author: 0 Court to review arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Thursday

He's also accused of using false names to hide his ownership of the auto parts company DAS, which he allegedly used to accumulate slush funds worth almost 30 million dollars. South Korea's National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, met USA national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan's national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, to discuss summit meetings between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the Blue House in Seoul said.

World News AfCFTA to boost intra-Africa trade
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A day before the signing, government delegations will join Africa's top business leaders and other stakeholders to exchange views on the continent's economic transformation through trade at a special day of celebration and dialogue called the AfCFTA Business Summit.

World News Kushner Companies routinely filed false paperwork with NY officials
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In three Queens buildings Kushner Cos. purchased in 2015, the company filed false statements about 94 rent-regulated apartments. Before he was a top adviser in Donald Trump's White House, Jared Kushner's real estate company filed false paperwork in New York City claiming it had zero rent-regulated tenants in buildings that in fact had many , which led to the company being able to sell the properties quickly for millions in profit, reported the Associated Press Sunday .

World News Putin: Russia reduces expenses for defence
Author: 0 Putin: Russia reduces expenses for defence

Opposition candidate, Ksenia Sobchak fared much better in foreign polls, receiving 27% of the vote in Amsterdam, yet only received 1.45% of the total vote. It was "unacceptable" that the election also took place in Crimea , which Russian Federation annexed from Ukraine four years ago in breach of global law, Maas said.

World News MNS men vandalise Gujarati signboards put up at hotels
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They have started the process by bringing the temple agenda to the centre stage and in the Supreme Court, he said. The MNS chief also mentioned the politically-sensitive Babri Masjid case of Ayodhya in his speech by saying that he backs construction of a Ram Mandir there, but it should not be used for electoral gains and votes.

World News Tathra fires: Survivors are bracing for the worst
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He said they got pretty close to the fire and only had about 20 minutes before it was nearly upon them. "It was pretty terrifying, we first of all went down to the beach in Tathra to again take precautions, but as the smoke started to get closer and closer we couldn't see much", he said.

World News Russia's Putin thanks voters for election triumph
Author: 0 Russia's Putin thanks voters for election triumph

Putin won a landslide re-election victory yesterday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory . Third was ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 5.66 percent. Other Putin rivals such as candidate Ksenia Sobchak and oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky will try to gain a foothold through upcoming local elections and the parliament.

World News South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with nuclear-armed North Korea
Author: 0 South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with nuclear-armed North Korea

North Korea , which calls the drills a rehearsal for war, has threatened to take "counteraction" against the United States if it holds joint military exercises with South Korea. The exercises, code-named Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, will involve some 23,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Korean troops. After the announcement of the postponement of the drills in January, Pyongyang agreed to hold the first official talks with Seoul in more than two years and to send athletes to the ...

World News JNU professor booked on sexual harassment charges
Author: 0 JNU professor booked on sexual harassment charges

The mother of the girl is extremely concerned about her, and the authorities are trying their best to find any information that could lead them to her. Meanwhile, more than 50 faculty members expressed solidarity with the complainants. A case under section 365 of Indian Panel Code (IPC) was registered after she went missing.

Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince's US Visit Comes at Critical Moment for Riyadh

Bin Salman also said that after detaining high-ranking officials and influential princes in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the kingdom has gathered over $100 billion as part of reconciliation deals. "We are not in a hurry", Mr Al Jubeir said, lowering the chances of a Camp David summit on this issue in the near future. Hartung, who also authored the paper Trump's Dangerous Love Affair with Saudi Arabia and its Impacts on Mideast Security, said that passing the Senate resolution would provide "a ...

World News EU denounces poison attack on ex-spy in Britain
Author: 0 EU denounces poison attack on ex-spy in Britain

The foreign secretary said officials from the Netherlands-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons would arrive in Britain on Monday to take samples of the nerve agent used to poison the Skripals. On 12 March, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson summoned the Russian Ambassador and asked for an explanation. "Their response has been a mix of smug sarcasm and denial and obfuscation", he said.

World News Putin's landmark re-election by the numbers
Author: 0 Putin's landmark re-election by the numbers

The Central Election Commission declared the Russian President to have won over 76.66 percent votes as he secured 67.47 percent in turnout. Russian President further said that it was clear for any sober-minded person that this situation "is absolute nonsense" as it was inconceivable "that anyone in Russia could afford such reckless things ahead of the presidential elections and the FIFA World Cup".

World News Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Leaving Over Disagreement on Russia Probe
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Stamos joined Facebook in 2015 after previously serving as the chief information security officer at Yahoo. After his day-to-day responsibilities were reassigned to others in December, Stamos said he would leave the company. "It's true that my role did change", he wrote shortly after the Times story broke. Likewise, Facebook's statement entirely ignored questions about the August date.

World News Vladimir Putin is re-elected as president of Russian Federation
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin is re-elected as president of Russian Federation

Opposition leader and blogger Alexei Navalny , who has built a career around lambasting Putin and his political party United Russia as a gang of "crooks and thieves", was barred from running in this past weekend's election due to a 2017 re-conviction for embezzlement (a past conviction for the same crime had previously been overturned by Russia's Supreme Court).

World News Wendy Williams returns to TV after Graves' disease diagnosis
Author: 0 Wendy Williams returns to TV after Graves' disease diagnosis

Williams told Robach that she had been noticing changes in her body since July, though she did not take her break until February. "We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we're taking care of children, we're taking care of, you know, our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves", Williams tells GMA anchor Amy Robach .

World News BJP messed up the economy: Manmohan Singh
Author: 0 BJP messed up the economy: Manmohan Singh

Singh, speaking at the Indian National Congress plenary session in New Delhi , said: "India must recognise the "problems in Jammu and Kashmir " and ensure that these problems are "tackled and sorted". With regard to Pakistan, the ex-PM said the country is anxious about the "support that Islamabad provides to the cross-border terrorism". He called PM Modi's "promise of two crore jobs" a jumla , and said that the government has messed up the economy.

World News Yogi Adityanath: Bypoll results not a referendum on BJP policies
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Instead of celebrating one year of UP government, they should seriously do self-introspection of their failures". The Minister, whose posturing had posed some discomfiture to Yogi government in the past also, minced no words in castigating his government saying "it has failed on the aspirations of the people despite getting massive mandate of 325 seats in the assembly of 403".

World News China selects new economic team as Xi kicks off second term
Author: 0 China selects new economic team as Xi kicks off second term

Mr Wang Qishan , 69, and Mr Li Zhanshu, 67 - were elected Vice-President and NPC chairman with 99.9 and 100 per cent of the vote, respectively. China elevated key confidante of President Xi Jinping to one of the top positions in government on Monday as Beijing curbs riskier financing and debt build-up that may pose systemic risks to the country.

World News Vladimir Putin has been elected Russia's President a fourth time
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin has been elected Russia's President a fourth time

Putin, who is now set to extend his rule until at least 2024 and is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin, appeared to rule out remaining president for life. And this underlines the continuing breadth of Putin's popularity in much of Russia despite the wide criticism he receives overseas - especially in Washington and London which recently imposed new sanctions on Moscow due to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.