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The New Orleans Pelicans were able to pull out a tough, hard-fought win vs. the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of the Western Conference Playoffs. "We would have liked to have a 50-win season but you can't complain about a division championship or 49 wins", Lillard said. New Orleans led by five points until McCollum drained a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer.
  • Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's Rohingya resettlement claim

    Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's Rohingya resettlement claim

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    Myanmar officials could not be reached for further details and the post did not say whether any more returns were expected soon. "The widespread threat and use of sexual violence was integral to this strategy, serving to humiliate, terrorize and collectively punish the Rohingya community, as a calculated tool to force them to flee their homelands and prevent their return", Guterres said.
  • Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her

    Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her

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    I remembered his smell of cigars, espresso, body odor ... She said Cosby invited her to his house in Cheltenham, Pa.to talk through how she would break the news to her boss. Prosecutors aim to demonstrate that the experiences of these five women are part of a pattern, that Cosby hit the same beats every time. In his opening statements, defense attorney Tom Mesereau said Cosby confided in Constand that he never got over the death of his son, Ennis, and that he was lonely.
  • Cameroonian Athletes Flee Commonwealth Games 2018

    Cameroonian Athletes Flee Commonwealth Games 2018

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    When they arrived in Australia , they had a team of 40 members. Six had finished competing, while the two boxers left the village without taking part in their events. It comes after Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton took the extraordinary step of warning athletes against trying to overstay their visas. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg said his organisation was monitoring the situation but until the missing Cameroonians broke Australian law it was a ...
  • New Zealand Wary Of Trump's Pacific Trade U-Turn

    New Zealand Wary Of Trump's Pacific Trade U-Turn

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    The news infuriated labor unions and many working-class supporters of the president. The other nations are likely reluctant to upset all that work just to accommodate the U.S. With congressional elections later this year, he now faces pressure from some Republican lawmakers anxious that his protectionist policies could spiral into a trade war with China that would hit rural America.
  • Kentucky House overrides veto of school funding bill

    Kentucky House overrides veto of school funding bill

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    The votes came as tens and thousands of teachers rallied forcing more than thirty school districts to close as the nation lasted the chorus of educator protests all over the nation. "I was disgusted is the only way I know how to put it", said Lydia Coffey, a retired teacher. Hoover said the override was necessary to fund the budget which restored cuts to public education and the override votes also demonstrate legislative independence.
  • President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

    President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised his concerns in the wake of US President Donald Trump warning Russian Federation to brace for US military engagement in Syria. "The other one supports the Assad regime, which is the reason behind the murders of hundreds of thousands of Syrians". He added that the use of Turkey's air bases during the potential strike against the regime will be discussed with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who will arrive in Ankara on an official visit ...
  • Weather Authority: Beautiful weather in store for Friday, Saturday

    Weather Authority: Beautiful weather in store for Friday, Saturday

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    A warm front, which is stalled out across southern Iowa today will be the focal point for severe weather into this evening, mainly across central and southern Iowa. A dry cold front will pass through the Midlands on Thursday with slight cooler temperatures behind it. Saturday morning lows drop into the upper 50s.
  • WEATHER AWARE: Strong storms expected Sunday

    WEATHER AWARE: Strong storms expected Sunday

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    Some large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats from the storms. A Flood Watch will go into effect starting Monday afternoon for northern NY, and northern Vermont. In the South, warm weather favors spring fieldwork in areas where soils are dry enough to support heavy equipment. The threat of storms will increase from west-to-east by mid to late morning .
  • United Kingdom intel: Russian Federation tested nerve agent on door handles before Skripal attack

    United Kingdom intel: Russian Federation tested nerve agent on door handles before Skripal attack

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    Email accounts of Yulia had been targeted in 2013 by cyber specialists from Russia's GRU military intelligence service, Mark Sedwill said in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday. Mr Sedwill added Moscow had a proven record of state-sponsored assassinations and had tested ways of delivering chemical weapons, including the use of door handles to spread nerve agents, as Britain believes was done in the Skripal case.
  • Mattis says - 'I believe there was a chemical attack in Syria'

    Mattis says - 'I believe there was a chemical attack in Syria'

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    Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a U.S. strike in Syria , absent explicit authorisation by Congress. Mr. Mattis said he is "absolutely confident" that Mr. Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, killing dozens last week in Douma , a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.
  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border

    Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border

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    In all, 31 Palestinians have been killed in violence in Gaza since an initial protest was held at the border fence on March 30, according to a CNN count based on the Palestinian Health Ministry figures. As global calls mount to investigate the violence, Israel has named several of those killed as being affiliated with Hamas' military wing. The Palestinian seems to be near the fence dividing the Gaza Strip from Israel, but does not appear to pose an immediate threat.
  • British royals welcome new baby

    British royals welcome new baby

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    Mere days before the royal baby is due (or so the signs are suggesting ), bookies have released their latest figures for the most popular baby names. The new baby will become fifth in line to the throne of England upon its arrival, bumping uncle Prince Harry to sixth in line. The decision applies to worldwide and local politicians alike, meaning close-to-home members of government like British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as across-the-pond figures like U.S.
  • Azerbaijan election lacked genuine competition, int'l observers say

    Azerbaijan election lacked genuine competition, int'l observers say

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    Azerbaijan strongman Ilham Aliyev on Thursday secured a fourth consecutive term with 86 percent of the vote in elections that global observers said were marred by "serious irregularities" and lack of competition. Aliyev was first elected in October 2003, two months before the death of his father, Heydar Aliyev, who ruled for 10 years. New constitutional amendments extended the mandate from 5 to 7 years, while the prohibition to take that position for more than two consecutive terms was ...
  • Duckworth becomes first US Senator to give birth in office

    Duckworth becomes first US Senator to give birth in office

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    The mum also noted that "we're deeply honoured that our good friend Senator Akaka was able to bless her name for us-his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us". She went on to complete her Masters in global affairs at George Washington University and a PhD in Human Services at Capella University. But, she's now working with her staff so she can still participate in important votes-"It's going to change some Senate rules", she said .
  • Israeli officials warn against Iran's 'dangerous empowerment' in Syria

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    Hours after the attack, the Army of Islam rebel group agreed to surrender the town and evacuate their fighters to rebel-held northern Syria, Syrian state media reported. If and when the Iranians decide to attack Israel, he added, they will not do so from their own territory. Russian Federation and Syria have consistently denied all the allegations of chemical attacks during the seven year old Syrian war, and in this instance have accused the rebels of staging a "false flag" incident to ...