• Curtain lifts on revival of Saudi cinema
Curtain lifts on revival of Saudi cinema

The smell of buttery popcorn filled the air as confetti rained down through the multi-story atrium where Aron and Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad al-Awwad announced the launch and proceeded into the 450-seat hall. Both Saudi authorities and cinema operators believe there is a huge untapped market that could generate up to $US1b ($NZ...

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  • Rahul Gandhi, come on! Amethi = Singapore, California in 15 years? Seriously? Really?
Rahul Gandhi, come on! Amethi = Singapore, California in 15 years? Seriously? Really?

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday demanded that Congress President Rahul Gandhi apologise for coining the term "saffron terror". envoy Timothy Roemer in 2009 that "Hindu Terror" was something to be more anxious about than even Pakistan's terror outfit Laskar-e-Taiba. Mr Gandhi and Mrs Gandhi met around 23 delegations at the ...

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  • Trump Turns Up Heat On Dems, Rand Paul To Confirm Pompeo
Trump Turns Up Heat On Dems, Rand Paul To Confirm Pompeo

If all Democrats join him, the committee will have few options. Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.) said Wednesday that if he were a senator, he would be inclined to vote to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's next secretary of state .

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  • Trump passes up chance to say if he'll fire Robert Mueller
Trump passes up chance to say if he'll fire Robert Mueller

Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months", Trump said Wednesday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • Protests continue in Armenia over president's sideways move into Prime Minister's office
Protests continue in Armenia over president's sideways move into Prime Minister's office

This was stated by the leader of the movement, the Deputy of the Armenian Parliament Nikol Pashinyan . Pashinyan urged both protesters and police to avoid tensions, provocations and clashes, and demanded everyone to take off their face covers, if they wear one.

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  • MI counties earn
MI counties earn "F" rating for air quality

It looks at ozone pollution as well as particle pollution. Data showed that increased summertime temperatures resulted in two more high ozone days in this year's report - 11 days - from last year's 9. For year-round particle pollution, the county dropped one place - from 13th to 12th worst in the country. Overall, the report stated that seven b...

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  • President Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea
President Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea

The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, met secretly last week with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. The U.S. has remained in touch with North Korea over the years through intelligence "back channels", Corker said, so it's "perfectly natural" that Pompeo as CIA director would have the first meeting with the North Korean leader.

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  • PM Modi arrives at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
PM Modi arrives at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

During the meeting, the leaders of the Nordic states reaffirmed their support for the United Nations and the Secretary-General's reform efforts to ensure the world body is more accountable and effective to the realities of the 21st century.

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  • NY gov to grant voting rights to paroled felons
NY gov to grant voting rights to paroled felons

This executive order will open the voting booths to more than 35,000 New Yorkers now on parole. You paid your debt. Furthermore, the governor says parole voting restrictions disproportionally impacted African American and Hispanic New Yorkers.

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  • How to Get One for NYC Subway — David Bowie MetroCard
How to Get One for NYC Subway — David Bowie MetroCard

Every once in a while, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority decides that something or someone is worthy of being celebrated on a series of limited edition subway fare cards. Each piece of art will be paired with something Bowie has said that speaks to his affection for the city and its impact on his work, giving further insight into the...

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  • Jacinda Ardern 'infuriated' by comparisons to Donald Trump
Jacinda Ardern 'infuriated' by comparisons to Donald Trump

Record high levels of immigration to New Zealand have put pressure on roads, infrastructure and the housing market, said Labour, and taking a "breather" would allow the country to catch up in these areas. The British government is hoping a summit of leaders from the 53 members of the Commonwealth on Thursday and Friday, which Ardern will attend, wi...

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  • New viruses found in New York City's house mice
New viruses found in New York City's house mice

New Yorkers know to steer clear of the city's rats for a multitude of reasons, one being that they can carry diseases. And some strains had genes that help thwart the effect of antibiotics . The findings of the analysis were reported in two separate studies. "It's time for us to start thinking about the built environment and the risks for all ...

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  • Province introduces bill to control oil exports
Province introduces bill to control oil exports

If people in the B.C. government really believed what they said about energy, they should welcome fuel that's prohibitively expensive and in short supply. "We continue to disagree on the question of moving diluted bitumen from Alberta to the Port of Vancouver", Horgan said following the meeting. Not just that, analysts speculate that it is also a l...

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  • Turkish president calls snap elections for June
Turkish president calls snap elections for June

He said he made the decision after speaking to the head of the nationalist MHP party, Devlet Bahçeli, who a day earlier had floated the prospect of early polls. "As result of consultations with Mr. Bahceli, we chose to hold elections on June 24, 2018, a Sunday", said Erdogan , standing in front of Turkish flags at the presidential palace.

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  • Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'
Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

Swedish police spokesman Stefan Dangardt said no arrest had been made in Sweden but Icelandic police had briefed them on the situation and issued an worldwide arrest warrant. The prison is unfenced and inmates there have telephone and internet access. He was one of 11 individuals who allegedly stole over $2 million worth of electronic equipment fro...

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  • Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP
Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP

The Times of India reported that the girl's body was found abandoned near a construction site around the wedding venue and that the police have apprehended the accused, a certain Sonu Jatav . "She left me speechless and I had no other option but to attend the function", the girl's father recalled. Police have recovered the clothes he was wearing ...

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  • Diaz-Canel lone candidate to replace Raul Castro
Diaz-Canel lone candidate to replace Raul Castro

On Wednesday, Castro wore a dark suit in place of military fatigues and sat near Diaz-Canel as an official read out the names of proposed leaders to the 604 legislators gathered at a wood-panelled convention center in a quiet Havana suburb.

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  • Trump says he prefers bilateral trade deal with Japan
Trump says he prefers bilateral trade deal with Japan

North Korea has been crippled by decades of communist rule with the vast majority of its population living is destitution. We are negotiating now. Trump thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for maintaining tight control of the border between China and North Korea.

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  • Still going: Officials try to rescue more people days after Kauai deluge
Still going: Officials try to rescue more people days after Kauai deluge

Local emergency management officials say the U.S. Army, National Guard, and the county airlifted over 220 people Monday, and will continue rescue operations throughout the day. The National Weather Service listed 28.1 inches (71 centimeters) of rainfall in the modest North Shore city of Hanalei involving two a.m. Saturday and two per cent Sunday.

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  • SCOTUS strikes down part of mandatory deportation law
SCOTUS strikes down part of mandatory deportation law

The case, Sessions v. Dimaya , focused on a Filipino with permanent US residency who had been convicted of burglary . The Supreme Court was deciding on a law that would subject legal immigrants to mandatory deportation if they had committed certain crimes.

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