• The curious case of Dinesh Karthik
The curious case of Dinesh Karthik

The newly appointed Kolkata Knight Riders captain, however, wasn't sure if his lofted shot over extra-cover had enough elevation to land over the boundary rope: "I knew I had connected very well and it really went very flat". Dinesh Karthik clobbered 22 runs off the penultimate over bowled by Rubel Hossain to get India back in the match. With Ban...

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  • Trump and Prince Mohammed Look to Cut Deals, Strengthen Ties
Trump and Prince Mohammed Look to Cut Deals, Strengthen Ties

That sounded great to Americans who'd heard for years about Saudi corruption, but not so great to USA businessmen who had partnered with some of those imprisoned Saudis. The Saudi prince will also be facing some pressure from the White House to resolve the continuing Saudi standoff with Qatar . The Crown Prince was received by Prince Khalid Bi...

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  • Injured Chiellini out of Italy squad
Injured Chiellini out of Italy squad

There's good news for Juventus fans this morning after it was announced that Giorgio Chiellini's thigh injury will not keep him out of crunch matches against Milan and Real Madrid. Interim coach Luigi Di Biagio replaced Gian Piero Ventura in November after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

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  • Rama Rajya Rath Yatra enters Tamil Nadu; protests in Assembly, Stalin detained
Rama Rajya Rath Yatra enters Tamil Nadu; protests in Assembly, Stalin detained

The DMK members raised slogans and the House plunged into pandemonium for nearly 20 minutes. Speaking in the assembly, Palaniswami said the Rath Yatra crossed five states - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala - before entering Tamil Nadu earlier on Tuesday.

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  • UK: UK and European Union agree Brexit transition terms
UK: UK and European Union agree Brexit transition terms

Whitehall officials noted that Liam Fox, the secretary for worldwide trade, would be allowed to sign new trade deals to come into force in 2021, and the United Kingdom could choose to be part the EU's foreign policy and defence initiatives.

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  • Guns help Kentucky dominate other states in new rankings | Lexington Herald Leader
Guns help Kentucky dominate other states in new rankings | Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky ranked eighth in this regard while Tennessee was 26th. It also examined state laws that protect gun manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits, state gun laws concerning mental health records reporting, private-sale background checks, open-carry and conceal-carry regulations, prohibition of access to guns for domestic violence a...

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  • President Trump appoints new lawyer to legal team
President Trump appoints new lawyer to legal team

But Trump's latest tweets about the "witch hunt" are fueling speculation: " The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime ". He called the Russian Federation probe a politically motivated witch hunt. Any dismissal would have to be carried out by Rod Rosenstein, the Trump-appointed deputy ...

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  • Putin savours big victory after winning six more years at Russia's helm
Putin savours big victory after winning six more years at Russia's helm

The victory will put the Russian leader on track to become the nation's longest-serving ruler since Josef Stalin. And on social media, pictures show feasts and novelty entertainment laid on at election stations, to lure jaded voters convinced Putin's victory is a foregone conclusion.

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  • Two students caught with SSC exam paper on their mobiles
Two students caught with SSC exam paper on their mobiles

Subhash Borse, Secretary of the Mumbai Division of the Maharashtra State Board said, "While the two students were allowed to appear for the paper, action will be taken against them after the investigation concludes". As per reports, the officials got to know about the incident when the pictures of the SSC English question paper started circulating ...

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  • Russian Federation may use chemical weapon on New York — Haley warns UN
Russian Federation may use chemical weapon on New York — Haley warns UN

Speaking a special meeting of the UN Security Council called to discuss the incident, Mrs Haley said the United States agreed with Theresa May that Russia was responsible for the nerve gas attack on a Russian double agent and his daughter in Salisbury.

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  • Statue vandalism continues, now sculptor of Periyar damaged in Tamil Nadu
Statue vandalism continues, now sculptor of Periyar damaged in Tamil Nadu

Security has been beefed up in Tamil Nadu as Dravidian activists had opposed the yatra entering the state, calling it "an attempt by the right-wing elements to stoke communal disturbance". After a gap of a little more than a week, fresh incident of statue violence has been reported in Tamil Nadu. The statue unveiled by Dravidar Kazhagam leader K ...

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  • German minister sees possible solution on United States steel tariffs
German minister sees possible solution on United States steel tariffs

The Trump administration is expected to unveil up to US$60 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday, targeting a range of items including technology and telecoms products, Reuters reports , citing unidentified officials briefed on the matter.

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  • Vladimir Putin re-elected Russian president
Vladimir Putin re-elected Russian president

He told a meeting of supporters afterwards that hard times were ahead, but that Russian Federation had a chance to make "a breakthrough". Mr Putin's nearest challenger, Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, secured around 13% of the vote, according to partial results, while nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky received around 6%.

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  • White House downplays results of Pa
White House downplays results of Pa

Meanwhile, Republicans have found themselves unable to replicate the exuberance that propelled Trump to the White House in 2016, let alone the off-year elections during the presidency of Barack Obama. The district Lamb won, Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, will cease to exist in its current form due to redistricting mandated by the Penns...

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  • A package bound for Austin explodes in San Antonio FedEx distribution facility
A package bound for Austin explodes in San Antonio FedEx distribution facility

The package was destined for Austin, Texas, but authorities say they are treating this as an isolated incident at this time. Authorities say one employee was injured and the scene is being investigated by multiple Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and local law enforcement.

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  • SSC paper leak: SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored probe
SSC paper leak: SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored probe

Junaid's father has challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court's November 27 last year's order that had said there was no substance in the petition to indicate that the investigation was tainted or shoddy. The court also said that it would not be necessary to order a court-monitored probe. In his plea, Jalaluddin submitted that the necessity o...

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  • AIADMK leader VK Sasikala granted 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral
AIADMK leader VK Sasikala granted 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

The 74-year-old was admitted to Gleneagles Global Health City hospital last week for chest infection and his condition was "critical", the hospital had said. He played a key role in the students' protests in Thanjavur by galvanising students and was closely associated with DMK's then young leader L Ganesan, who eventually facilitated Natarajan's ...

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  • China parliament elects former anti-corruption chief as vice president
China parliament elects former anti-corruption chief as vice president

A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed in Shanghai, China on March 17. His former anti-corruption czar, Wang Qishan, was elevated to the vice presidency while his top economic adviser, Liu He, became vice premier.

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  • Rain expected in Lahore during first PSL elimination match
Rain expected in Lahore during first PSL elimination match

Islamabad United will be battling out their remaining fixtures of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL ) without regular captain Misbah-ul- Haq who has been ruled out by a hairline fracture on his wrist. "The PSL has become a production house for Pakistan crikcet, which will keep on giving top quality players to the national team". The second elim...

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  • Abbas Calls Trump Envoy David Friedman 'Son Of A Dog'
Abbas Calls Trump Envoy David Friedman 'Son Of A Dog'

Slamming Abbas's comments as " outrageous and unhelpful ", spokesperson and acting undersecretary for public diplomacy Heather Nauert, for her part, called on the Palestinian Authority "to focus its efforts on improving the lives of the Palestinian people and advancing the cause of peace ".

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  • French consulate worker charged over Gaza-West Bank 'arms smuggling'
French consulate worker charged over Gaza-West Bank 'arms smuggling'

In response to Abbas, Friedman, who is Jewish, told a conference that Abbas's comments could have anti-Semitic connotations. "We don't want any information from them", Abbas said."We don't want anything from them". President of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a United Nations Security Council concerning me...

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  • Ex-French President Sarkozy taken into police custody
Ex-French President Sarkozy taken into police custody

Mr Sarkozy was quizzed by police at the Nanterre police station, west of Paris, a person with direct knowledge of the case told the Associated Press. Sarkozy was now being heard by the judicial police in Nanterre, where he was summoned as part of an investigation into the possible illegal financing by the then Libyan regime of his 2007 presidenti...

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  • China preparing for Vladimir Putin's visit
China preparing for Vladimir Putin's visit

The announcement came as relations between the global powers plummeted to levels not seen since the Cold War over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and accusations that Moscow interfered in the United States presidential election in 2016.

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  • Erdogan vows to expand Syria offensive to eastern regions
Erdogan vows to expand Syria offensive to eastern regions

Turkey first launched its military operation in Syria in 2016, and Erdogan has repeatedly said it will not allow a "terror corridor" along its border - a reference to territories controlled by the Kurdish forces, which Turkey views as terrorists due to their links to Kurdish insurgents fighting inside Turkey.

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  • Iranian plane crashes with around 60 passengers
Iranian plane crashes with around 60 passengers

The Irna news agency reported on Sunday night that one passenger had actually missed the flight, bringing the likely death toll to 65. Passengers' relatives earlier gathered at a mosque near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to AFP news agency.

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