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Blast Kills at Least 6, Injures up to 20 in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. A gun battle has taken place between Afghan security forces and militants in the eastern city of Jalalabad , according to a government official cited by Reuters . Both the Taliban and a local Islamic State affiliate have carried out numerous attacks in Nangarhar. The militant attack is the latest in a series across Afghanistan this year.

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Russian Bombers Intercepted Off US Coast

Russian bombers entered identification zone air defense of the United States US Fighters intercepted Russian military airplanes near the Western coast of Alaska. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in global airspace. Miller said the Russian bombers, decades-old aircraft classified by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as the "Bear", were flying in accordance with worldwide norms.

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Early morning rain clears out, another very warm day for most

Another round develops near I-80 later this evening and will track to the east overnight. We will get a few breaks before additional storms move in Monday evening. Sunshine and warmer weather is expected just in time for Mother's Day . Highs in the mid 70s in north central Kansas to the mid 80s to near 90 elsewhere.

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Pakistan Prevents US Diplomat From Leaving the Country

Two US security officials said Saturday that the plane at Nur Khan air base arriving to carry USA military attache Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall out of Pakistan has returned after he failed to get clearance. U.S. -Pakistan relations have worsened since January, when the Trump administration announced it had suspended almost all of the $1.3 billion in annual security aid given to Pakistan.

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Exit Polls in Karnataka Give Edge to BJP but Indicate Hung Assembly

The opposition Congress party, which until Saturday's election controlled the state, is in second place. A day after voting concluded in Karnataka, BJP chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa said he was confident that his party would secure enough seats to form the government on its own.

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Top Office Welcomes N. Korea's Vow to Dismantle Nuclear Test Site

Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12 for what will be the first-ever summit of the two countries. DPRK is an acronym for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There, reporters will board a charter train to the nuclear test ground in an "uninhabited deep mountain area". Punggye-ri has hosted all six of the North Korea's nuclear tests, the latest and so far, the most powerful one in September 2017, which Pyongyang said was an H-bomb.

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19 dead in fighting between army and rebels — Myanmar military

Pictures of burned out vehicles and armed men running for cover spread quickly on social media. The sound of automatic gunfire filled the air as ambulances picked up the wounded. TNLA forces reportedly attacked a casino run by a militia and a Myanmar army post. The United Nations estimates more than 690,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since fighting in the western state of Rakhine broke out last August.

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Monitor Says 42 Killed In Israeli Strikes In Syria This Week

Iranian media, on the other hand, claimed that Syrian forces orchestrated the attack . Here is a look at why the two countries are at each's other throats and why Syria could be the ground for a showdown. The 2015 nuclear deal imposed restrictions on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most of the US and worldwide sanctions against Tehran.

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11 killed in Indonesia church bombings — Surabaya attacks

The three blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, police said, with the first explosion at 7:30 am (0030 GMT). "In total 13 people are being treated at the hospital". In recent years the country has faced a new threat as the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East invigorated local militant networks. Earlier, media reports said a woman with a younger child and a teenager had just entered one church and was being questioned by security when the bomb exploded.

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Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Eruption: More Big Island Residents Told Prepared For Evacuation

A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma has opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the volcano's eruption spread. What followed was a flurry of earthquakes as huge volumes of magma - the term for lava beneath the surface - drained back through deep-underground passages that carried the molten rock far downslope.

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Kelly: Protected Immigrants Need Path to Citizenship

He added that he sympathized with their reasons for attempting to come to the USA but that he believed they wouldn't "easily assimilate into the United States". "It would be a tough deterrent". "In retrospect, I wish I had been here from day one", Kelly said. But Kelly indicated his support for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants now in the United States under Temporary Protected Status.

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Campaign for Assembly elections in Karnataka ends

From corruption to communalism, CM Siddaramaiah's Rs 70 lakh Hublot watch to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin, the electoral potboiler had it all. BJPUnit leaders and TTD former Board member G Bhanu Prakash Reddy accompained Mr Shah to the temple. Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a day off from campaigning and had him heard through an open press conference in Bengaluru and attacked the Modi government over a range of issues, including Dalit atrocities, rising crime ...

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Himanshu Roy (1963-2018): Helmed many important cases, gave juniors free hand

A 1988-batch IPS officer, Roy was an officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police and had been heading the Establishment wing of the Maharashtra Police, before he went on leave. Roy was regular at South Mumbai gymnasiums and his wife, Bhawna, used to regularly accompany him. One of the police officers stationed outside his residence said, "I had interacted with him once in 2012, and he was very cordial with me".

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Li receives warm welcome to Japan from Abe

Li believes, the treaty will strengthen bilateral ties and is a vital move in the direction of peace and friendship between China and Japan. "As close neighbours and major economies of the world, long-term, healthy and stable relations between China and Japan are mutually beneficial and in line with the peace, stability and prosperity of the region and the world", Li was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua.

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Cops pin four more homicides on Golden State Killer

He already has been charged with eight other murder counts in Sacramento, Ventura and Orange counties. Cops say Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer , now faces a dozen homicide charges across the state of California.

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President Trump promises cheaper prescription drugs

In the U.S., Medicare is the largest purchaser of prescription drugs, covering 60 million seniors and Americans with disabilities, but it is barred by law from directly negotiating lower prices with drugmakers . Health care stocks were volatile during Trump's speech , with shares of companies involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as Express Scripts Holding Co and CVS Health Corp, hitting session lows.

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Five most wanted leaders of ISIS taken prisoner

Iraqi authorities on Wednesday said Iraq's global airports and border crossings would be closed from midnight Friday, ahead of the parliamentary election on Saturday. The US-led coalition used this information to launch an airstrike in mid-April that killed 39 suspected ISIS members near Hajin, in the Deir el-Zour district of Syria, the second official said.

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Paul George Has Knee Surgery, Faces 6-8 Week Recovery

The team's statement came after George posted a photo of himself on Instagram, smiling from a hospital bed with a caption saying "Good spirits". "The knee, the forearm, the hip, those have been the biggest things", George said at the team's exit interviews.

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Gas prices are high, and crude oil price is why

Prices are now more than 43 cents higher per gallon than this time past year and 11 cents higher than last month. In International Falls, regular gas prices averaged $2.64 per gallon in the last week , according to the site. Geopolitical events, decreased global supply/OPEC cuts, expensive crude oil, record USA production and high demand have all contributed toward driving up gas prices since January.

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Justice Chelameswar declines invite for his farewell

It is believed that the Supreme Court judge, who is seen as the prime mover of the decision of the four senior-most judges of the top court to hold a press conference to air their grievances about the style of functioning of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , has declined the farewell invite since it would have put him and the CJI in an awkward situation.

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Ex-CFPB Director Cordray Wins Ohio Democratic Governor Primary

John Kasich (KAY'-sik). "We move forward in the interests of the people of OH and in the interests of the people all across the country who want Democrats to stand for Medicare for all, universal, single-payer, not-for-profit healthcare", Kucinich said.

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Saudi FM: Riyadh Will Develop Nuclear Arms if Iran Does

Jubeir's renewed vow came after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an accord created to prevent Tehran's alleged quest for the bomb. South Korea said on Wednesday it would seek US exemptions to buy Iranian oil, a path many big oil consumers are likely to follow in the wake of new USA sanctions on Tehran, which will tighten world oil markets and push up prices.

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Macomb Charter Ranked Top in the Nation

A total of 104 bronze medals were awarded in Iowa based on graduation rates and how the schools performed on state assessments. The school, which features a longer school year, more demanding classes and greater support than typical public schools, has hit on some techniques for helping low-income, sometimes struggling students become first-generation college graduates, principal Scott Barton said.

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Texas added to list of states reporting E. coli outbreak form lettuce

The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and states are continuing to investigate the outbreak, which began March 13. Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas have joined the list of states reporting at least one E. People typically become ill two to five days after exposure, but this period can range from one to eight days. The CDC cautions against the use of antibiotics when dealing with this strain of E.

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San Diego County jostled by 4.5 pre-dawn quake in Riverside County

An aftershock measured at 3.2 magnitude followed minutes later. The magnitude of the smaller quakes ranged from.5 to 2.2. Orange County Sheriff's Department said they received calls reporting the quake, but no reports of damage or injury due to the natural disaster.