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Author: 0 Captain Neymar rates Brazil as the best

It is Brazil's eighth straight win under coach Tite. The MCG clash is Argentina's next game, before their crucial final four qualifiers against Uruguay (away), Venezuela, Peru (both home) and Ecuador (away). Chile moved up to fourth place with a 3-1 win over Venezuela in Santiago, Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez opening the scoring with a stunning early free-kick.

Author: 0 Cambridge win the women's University Boat Race but the men lose

CUBC were unable to make it two in a row as they suffered a spirited defeat in the Men's Boat Race on the Thames this afternoon. One of the more intriguing subplots of this year's race was the presence of William Warr in the Oxford bow seat against his former university.

Global Media Cyclone Debbie flooding leaves two dead in NSW
Author: 0 Cyclone Debbie flooding leaves two dead in NSW

Residents in northern NSW are beginning to return to their flooded homes. Police say a body was discovered at a property in Burringbar, south of Murwillumbah in NSW on Friday morning. "There are a lot of health concerns around what may or may not be in the water", Mr Smith said. "There are a number of major river systems have been declared at major flood levels", he said.

Author: 0 London attack: Faith leaders, police join Westminster vigil

People across all "nations, faiths, orientation and sexes" stood hand in hand on Westminster Bridge to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack that took place on March 22. The cop will be honoured with a funeral at Southwark Cathedral on April 10, Scotland Yard confirmed on Wednesday. Around 50 people were also injured in the attack and 12 remain in hospital after the attack which the Islamic State said was carried out by one of its "soldiers".

Author: 0 Assange taunts Ecuador opponent after election

With almost 95 per cent of the ballots counted in the second-round presidential run-off, Moreno led by 51 per cent to 49 per cent over right-wing challenger Guillermo Lasso, who insisted he was the real victor. Both candidates have spoken during the campaign of how they would deal with Mr Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Moreno, Correa's former vice president, has vowed to uphold it.

Global Media 38-year-old German woman alleges sexual assault by 2 Indians
Author: 0 38-year-old German woman alleges sexual assault by 2 Indians

She said that the trio, who were under the influence of alcohol, draggedher into the nearby casuarina grove and raped her. Police sources said the woman had come to Mahabalipuram along with her family as part of a tour. The family, in turn, contacted the German Embassy in Delhi and the embassy officials also got in touch with the State government over the incident. Several persons are being questioned and some of them have been detained, he added.

Author: 0 Jewish Israeli Suspected in JCC Bomb Threats

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the suspect, an Israeli Jewish man, as a hacker, but said his motives were still unclear. Earlier this month, the F.B.I. Earlier this month, a former journalist was arrested and accused of making at least eight threats against Jewish community centers as part of an attempt to vilify his ex-girlfriend.

Author: 0 Both candidates claim victory in Ecuador presidential runoff

Three exit polls, including one that accurately predicted the first-round results, showed Lasso winning by as much as six percentage points. Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks speaks via video link during a press conference on the occasion of the ten year anniversary celebration of WikiLeaks in Berlin, Germany, October 4, 2016.

Author: 0 Smiling Kim Jong-Un inspects military tanks

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency also confirmed the agreement, saying the two sides had pledged to "guarantee the safety and security" of each other's citizens. Malaysia has not directly blamed North Korea for the killing, but there is widespread suspicion that Pyongyang was responsible. "The case has been closed for now and the body swap was a small victory by the North", said Chang Yong-Seok, senior researcher at Seoul National University's Institute for Peace and ...

Author: 0 Russia continues to witness massive anti-corruption protests

Last week, at least 500 people were held during protests across Russian Federation, reportedly the largest in five years. An anti-corruption campaigner, Navalny called last weekend's protests after published a report earlier this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of owning mansions, yachts and vineyards through a shadowy network of nonprofit organizations supported by oligarchs.

Author: 0 Veteran anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada died in Johannesburg yesterday aged 87. Following the end of apartheid , Kathrada served as a parliamentary counselor from 1994 to 1999 in the first ANC government headed by President Mandela.

Global Media Color us sad: Crayola is retiring the dandelion crayon
Author: 0 Color us sad: Crayola is retiring the dandelion crayon

All you have to do is RSVP to the National Crayon Day Live Stream Announcement on Crayola's Facebook page . The first 100 kids to enter Crayola Experience , Friday through Sunday, will receive a free dandelion crayon . "Consumers can expect that there will be a new, exciting color coming soon!" The retirement simply means no more crayons in this color will be made.

Global Media Leftist claims victory in Ecuador, conservative asks for recount
Author: 0 Leftist claims victory in Ecuador, conservative asks for recount

Moreno had 51.06 percent of the votes compared to conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso's 48.94 percent, according to the country's electoral council, with 93.5 percent of votes counted. "Not a single vote has been given or taken away from anyone". Official results still being counted showed Moreno ahead by two points with 94 percent of voting acts counted.

Author: 0 EU summons Turkey delegate to explain Erdogan 'threat' towards Europeans

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has summoned Swiss counselor in Ankara on Saturday over PKK sympathizers' rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bern, state-run Anadolu Agency cited an anonymous official. In response to Erdogan's comments, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said his country would not accept democracy lessons from Turkey . Yesterday, Turkey told Haffner it expected the Swiss authorities to bring those responsible for the protest to justice and to take ...

Author: 0 'Sesame Street' debuts Julia, a new Muppet with autism

Julia , a little girl, has orange hair, a toy rabbit - and autism. Children can get a sneak peek at Julia on Sesame Street's YouTube page , where Julia will be blowing bubbles with Abby Cadabby, playing peekaboo with Elmo, and even inventing her own game, "Boing Boing Tag".

Author: 0 United Kingdom police, Muslim youths link hands at London attack memorial

Masood, 52, killed three pedestrians with his vehicle, before fatally stabbing a police officer on March 22. Police officers take part in a commemorative event to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people on Westminster Bridge in London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Global Media Helmand's Sangin district has reportedly fallen to Taliban
Author: 0 Helmand's Sangin district has reportedly fallen to Taliban

Pakistan says it has already eliminated terrorist hideouts on its side of the border but blames Afghanistan for continuing to shelter TTP terrorists. "Anyone looking at this impartially is saying this is not working", he said. "The district is not facing any security problem our routine operations are going on in the district to eliminate the enemies", a statement said. The fight to capture Sangin also took the lives of more Taliban fighters than any other battle for territory in ...

Global Media PM Modi inaugurates India's longest tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir
Author: 0 PM Modi inaugurates India's longest tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir

The message was clearly for the youth who indulge in stone-pelting in the Kashmir valley, a trend that is growing. "For the past 40 years so many innocent lives have been lost. The estimated value of daily fuel savings will be to the tune of ₹27 lakh, according to the PMO. In a veiled manner, the Prime Minister also hit out at the rulers of Pakistan who are eyeing Kashmir, saying "they can't even take care of themselves".

Author: 0 US may act alone on North Korea, Trump says

It also assigns the executive authority to regard the purchasing or acquisition of North Korean food, farming, fishing, and textile products or the provision of telephone, telegraph, and other communications services to North Korea as subject to sanctions.

Global Media Army soldier arrested at Srinagar airport with two grenades
Author: 0 Army soldier arrested at Srinagar airport with two grenades

According to a report by NDTV , he was arrested as he attempted to take a Delhi-bound flight. According to the Army sources, Jawan has accepted that he was carrying grenades. Srinagar is one of the most heavily guarded airports in the country, with an elaborate security drill in place. In an unrelated incident, a policeman was killed and at least 15 others were injured following a grenade attack in Nowhatta near Srinagar .

Author: 0 US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told ABC's "This Week" , that President Trump's less confrontational stance is not an obstacle to her "beating up on Russian Federation". Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied Moscow interfered in the US presidential election. "I think we're both saying the same thing". They need to put pressure on North Korea.

Author: 0 Nine Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang post Kim row

Not only did North Korean officials manage to repatriate the body of leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother and three North Korean citizens questioned in his assassination after a diplomatic standoff with Malaysia, but they also had the distinct pleasure of watching the humiliating arrest of their arch-enemy, South Korea's fallen president, Park Geun-hye.

Author: 0 Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Meets Abbas in Jordan

Hosted by Jordan's King Abdullah II, the issue of the Palestinian state and Arab-Israeli peace clearly dominated the talks. "Israel is continuing to expand settlements and wreck chances of peace", he said. Abbas met with Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt before leaving for the summit and said contacts with the administration were ongoing. They also have different expectations about Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad's future.

Global Media Pakistan army shells, opens fire along LoC in Poonch
Author: 0 Pakistan army shells, opens fire along LoC in Poonch

A 60 years old man was injured when Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire in different sectors along Line of Control (LoC) on Monday, Aaj News reported . He was shifted to Army hospital in Poonch where he succumbed to his injuries. "Indian government and security agencies are capable of meeting any kind of challenge and you will see the results in days to come", Singh, a Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), said.

Author: 0 French presidential candidates avoid European Union debate

Running as an independent centrist, the former Economy Minister is likely to win the first round of voting with 26.5 percent. A snap opinion poll after Monday's debate showed Macron, a former economy minister who has never run for public office before, was seen as the most convincing among the top five contenders for the French presidency.

Author: 0 Palestinians demand sanctions against Israel over new settlement

Gaza, ( Israeli cabinet has unanimously voted in favor of construction of the regime's first new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories in 25 years, drawing strong condemnation from Palestinians. "He [Guterres] condemns all unilateral actions that, like the present one, threaten peace and undermine the two-state solution", he added. "Germany will not recognize any change in the 1967 lines, which has not been agreed between the parties".

Author: 0 Vardy on target as in-form Foxes beat Stoke

The Italian was axed after a dramatic slump in form left Leicester flirting with relegation. He collected a square pass from Danny Simpson before unleashing a rasping 25-yard drive into the top corner to set Leicester on their way to victory.

Global Media Michael Flynn made £1m for lobbying, speeches and other work
Author: 0 Michael Flynn made £1m for lobbying, speeches and other work

The disclosures detail Flynn's financial activities dating back to 2014, including Flynn's 2015 work for Russia's state-supported television network and speeches to two other Russian companies. That businessman, Ekim Alptekin, has told The Associated Press that the registration was made under pressure from the Justice Department. The Daily Caller reported Friday that Justice Department officials contacted Flynn on November 30.

Global Media Is bribery going to be Theresa May's main Brexit negotiating tactic?
Author: 0 Is bribery going to be Theresa May's main Brexit negotiating tactic?

He said there would be "no punitive approach, Brexit is punitive enough". "The EU27 does not and will not pursue a punitive approach", he said. European Union president Donald Tusk ruled out an immediate start to parallel talks, as demanded by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday in her letter triggering the historic two-year Brexit process.

Global Media The Queen sends message of condolence to the widow of Martin McGuinness
Author: 0 The Queen sends message of condolence to the widow of Martin McGuinness

After McGuinness helped forge Northern Ireland's peace agreement, he met the British monarch in Belfast in 2012 and the two shared a highly symbolic handshake. However, Mr McGuinness later used his position within the IRA to convince gunmen to lay down their arms and support the peace process. His efforts were considered central in bringing about the end to the almost daily acts of violence carried out by the IRA.

Author: 0 Police are rounding up and killing gay men in Chechnya, newspaper reports

Kadyrov, who is backed by the Russian government, has been accused of violating human rights in Chechnya . He has been converting Checknya from a Muslim-majority country to an Islamic state governed by Sharia law. The fateful interview that week coincided with then-Prime Minister Kadyrov's 30th birthday, a milestone that meant he could seek the republic's presidency, which he did a few months later.

Author: 0 Malaysia-North Korea ties not severed

Japan's NHK News reports that they visited North Korea's embassy in Beijing before continuing on to Pyongyang. The other North Koreans named by Malaysian investigators are all back in North Korea. Bakar said the men's freedom was not tied to an agreement which secured the release of nine Malaysians in Pyongyang and sent Kim Jong Nam's body back to North Korea.

Author: 0 White House releases financial disclosures for senior officials including Kushner, Bannon, Conway

He's resigned from more than 250 positions that he held at various corporations and other groups, but what he hasn't divested are those big holdings in real estate. The president, unlike his predecessors, has steadfastly refused to release almost any information about his wealth. However, she is beneficiary of a trust created by her late fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, that is worth between $1 million and $5 million.

Author: 0 Carbon monoxide at hotel pool suspected in Michigan death

Jessica Hines, a spokeswoman for Lakeland Hospital there, told CNN one person was "confirmed dead on arrival". "No one really knows the last time someone actually saw them actively moving around in the pool", Don Wise, of the Niles Fire Department, said.

Global Media Sturgeon criticises May's rejection of second Scottish referendum
Author: 0 Sturgeon criticises May's rejection of second Scottish referendum

Mrs May told Ms Sturgeon this week that "now is not the time" for a second independence referendum - the First Minister proposes a vote should be held before spring 2019. In other words, we are talking Fortress Britain, conceived as a throwback to the supposed halcyon days of the British Empire - as if this grand exercise in exploitation and expropriation should be anything to be proud of.

Author: 0 Trump says U.S. is ready to act alone on North Korea

North Korea could be plotting to use freighters sailing under "false flags" to deliver nuclear devices into the US. Last August Pyongyang also successfully test-fired a SLBM 500 kilometres towards Japan, far exceeding any previous sub-launched tests, in what the North's leader Kim Jong-Un hailed as the "greatest success".

Global Media Kuwaiti woman films maid falling 7 floors, instead of helping
Author: 0 Kuwaiti woman films maid falling 7 floors, instead of helping

The Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor window without attempting to help her. Investigations are now ongoing to determine whether the case is a suicide attempt, an accident that happened while the maid was working, or a case of attempted homicide and libel.

Global Media Spicer Deflects Attention From Trump, Flynn and Russia With One Weird Trick
Author: 0 Spicer Deflects Attention From Trump, Flynn and Russia With One Weird Trick

The White House has not pointed to any hard evidence to support its allegations, and instead has relied on media reports from some of the same publications Trump derides as "fake news". You can say a lot of things about the President, but one thing you cannot say is he's not subtle, and I think his tweets tell the story. Other Trump aides with lucrative histories include Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn, the former president of banking giant Goldman Sachs, who netted up to around $75 ...

Author: 0 Venezuela high court reverses move to strip congress' power

Demonstrators block traffic in Caracas on Friday. The Supreme Court's move this week may have been partly motivated by financial reasons. "Like all controversy this should be resolved with dialogue", Maduro said. Mr Maduro accuses the United States of orchestrating a campaign to oust him and said he had been subject this week to a "political, media and diplomatic lynching".

Author: 0 London terror: Cops sift through 2500 items to assemble killer's profile

Police had said the man behind the attack was British-born Muslim convert Khalid Masood, who used several aliases, and that they were trying to establish if others had directed him. In an address before UK Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May said Masood had been previously known to MI5. He was a retired window cleaner who is believed to have been visiting a nearby hospital before he was struck by Masood's auto while crossing Westminster Bridge.

Global Media Mar PMI touches 5-mth high on new orders, output growth
Author: 0 Mar PMI touches 5-mth high on new orders, output growth

Having fallen in each of the previous three months, pre-production inventories rose modestly in March. Input prices rose at a slower pace compared to February, and there was a corresponding slowdown in the pace of output price rises as well, which likely helped increase demand.

Author: 0 Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in Saarland state poll

Exit polls showed that CDU was ahead with 41 percent with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) trailing behind on 29.5 percent. Uber suspends self-driving program after crash . The Social Democrats had ruled out working with the Left Party in previous national elections, although they do have regional alliances in the opposition party's eastern heartland.

Global Media Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia
Author: 0 Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Meanwhile about 30,000 people were forced to evacuate from northern New South Wales after 15,000 properties became isolated by floodwaters. "We do want to stress to the people of Rockhampton that you still do need to make your flood preparations", she said.

Global Media South Africa's Zuma may face another no-confidence vote
Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma may face another no-confidence vote

The former home affairs minister and ex-head of the ruling party's youth league has little economic experience but has agreed to meet with Gordhan. Zuma's cabinet reorganization rallied support, however, among powerful sections of the party that are hostile to banking interests they see Gordhan as representing.

Global Media Sean Spicer Says Trump Wants Flynn to Testify
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Says Trump Wants Flynn to Testify

President Donald Trump's ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, wants immunity to testify on alleged Russian election meddling, his lawyer says. During the presidential campaign, both Flynn and Mr. Trump said potential immunity for rival Hillary Clinton's associates was tantamount to an admission of guilt.