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Day: April 19, 2017

US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska’s coast
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US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska’s coast

    The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast. Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday. Ross says the intercept was safe and professional. North American Aerospace Defense Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace. Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of Alaska's Kodiak Island. It said the American jets escorted the Russian bombers for 12 minutes. The bombers then flew back to eastern Russia.
Babri Masjid demolition: India top court restores trial of Advani, Joshi
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Babri Masjid demolition: India top court restores trial of Advani, Joshi

    The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti, among others. Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also transferred their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow. Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Nariman said that since Kalyan Singh is currently the Governor of Rajasthan and enjoys constitutional immunity from being prosecuted, the trial court would proceed against him the day he ceases to be Governor. The court also said that the trial court in Lucknow would frame additional charges against Advani and others and proceed against them. The court said that there...
Kylie Minogue is reportedly dating none other than Prince Andrew
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Kylie Minogue is reportedly dating none other than Prince Andrew

    If the latest rumours are to be believed, it looks like Kylie Minogue is seeing none other than Prince Andrew! The incredible claims were made by an Australian magazine that said the pop princess and the prince have been dating for several weeks. A palace source allegedly told the publication that Kylie, 48, has spent several nights in the past two weeks with Andrew, 57. Andrew is 100% smitten, the insider said before adding that the pair are inseparable. Both Kylie and Andrew’s representatives have yet to comment on the reports but all eyes will be on Pippa Middleton’s wedding this summer to see if she comes as Andrew’s guest. The rumours are fuelled by the fact that Kylie was awarded the Britain-Australia Society Award last year by Prince Phillip at a private ceremony. K...
Wife lies about trump to dying partner
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Wife lies about trump to dying partner

    President Trump. When Michael Elliott died, the last voice he heard was that of his ex-wife, his best friend. In a short phone conversation moments before Elliott took his last breath, she told him what he wanted to hear. I told him that everything's going to be all right, Teresa Elliott told The Washington Post. And Donald Trump has been impeached. Michael Elliott died peacefully, surrounded by friends and neighbors in his home in a suburb outside of Portland, Ore., according to an obituary published in the Oregonian. Teresa Elliott, who lives in Texas, said she couldn't make it to Oregon in time. So on April 6, one of Michael Elliott's friends called her and told her that he was about to die. The two talked as someone held up the phone to the dying man's ear. Afterward, ...
PM Sheikh Hasina unveils foundation stone of Bangladesh Chancery in Thimphu
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PM Sheikh Hasina unveils foundation stone of Bangladesh Chancery in Thimphu

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday unveiled the plaque of foundation stone of Chancery of Bangladesh Embassy at Hejo in Bhutan’s Thimphu. The prime minister unveiled the plaque through a colorful function in the presence of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay. Earlier, an agreement on the allotment of land for Bangladesh Embassy at Hejo was inked between the two countries. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Bhutanese Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments. Later, Bangladesh Ambassador in Thimphu Jishnu Roy Chowdhury and National Land Commission Secretary of Bhutan Pema Chewang signed the deed of allotment of land on behalf of their respective s...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
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News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a gala reception by Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pem at the Royal Palace yesterday. On her arrival at the main gate of the Royal Palace in the afternoon, the Prime Minister was ceremonially received and later escorted inside the palace by a Cabinet minister and senior Bhutanese officials. She was later given a guard of honor. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now in Bhutan on a three-day state visit to attend an international conference on autism. Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday inked five deals covering avoidance of double taxation, agriculture, standardization of goods, cultural cooperation and waterways connectivity. The deals were signed yesterday after the official talks between the two countries. Prime Minister...