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The head of the Ukrainian Security Service, Vasyl Gritsak, said that investigators had determined that Russian authorities had paid a Ukrainian national $40,000 to kill Babchenko. Babchenko was an outspoken critic of the Kremlin, speaking out against Russia's annexation of Crimea and against Russian involvement in Syria. Mr Gerashchenko said: "As a result of a brilliant special operation conducted by Ukrainian law enforcers, the killer who was ordered to murder Arkady and the organiser of ...
  • Landslide support to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban

    Landslide support to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban

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    Voters selected "yes" or "no" on the question of repealing Ireland's 8th Amendment , which banned all abortions except when a mother's life is at risk. The newspaper commissioned the poll which gauged the votes of 4,000 people leaving polling stations at 160 different locations, encompassing all 26 counties.
  • Malaysian court sentences Australian woman to death for drug smuggling

    Malaysian court sentences Australian woman to death for drug smuggling

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    In December, trial judge Ghazali Cha, in his verdict at the High Court in Shah Alam, accepted the defence's argument that Exposto did not know the bag contained drugs and found her not guilty. She said Exposto was shocked but calm. Malaysian lawmakers have voted to amend legislation so that capital punishment is no longer mandatory in drug-trafficking cases.
  • NCAA Women's Golf Championships 2018: Winner, Leaderboard Standings

    NCAA Women's Golf Championships 2018: Winner, Leaderboard Standings

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    Wednesday Championship: 1-5 p.m. In the quarterfinals against UCLA, Pagdanganan won her match 1 up, her birdie on the 18th hole sending Arizona to the next round. Moore's second rolled just off the green to the left rough, while Abe found the front left bunker. The Italian freshman hit her first putt well beyond the hole, leaving her unable to connect on the second attempt.
  • Memorial Day 2018 parades and ceremonies in central PA

    Memorial Day 2018 parades and ceremonies in central PA

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    May 28 in downtown Marietta. Aaron Mankin of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Sussex American Legion Post 213 will hold its annual services on Monday, May 28 , at the following locations: Woodbourne Park, 8:30 a.m.; Beemerville, 9 a.m.; Sussex Middle School, 9:30 a.m.; Sussex Fire House, 10 a.m.; Deckertown, 10:30 a.m.; Fairview, 11 a.m.; and Clove, 11:30 a.m.
  • Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county

    Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county

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    Phoenix was next with 1.6 million, and Dallas gained 1.3 million. Only one U.S. city added more residents than Phoenix a year ago, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. A year ago it grew by more than a third of its population, making it the fastest-growing city, town or village in Florida. Blair said city officials looked at the building and demolition permits for multifamily and single-family homes since 2010 and came up with its own estimate of about 25,800 ...
  • Cohen insists he's never done business with Taxi King

    Cohen insists he's never done business with Taxi King

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    Evgeny Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King , will avoid jail time and will assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations , the newspaper report said, citing a person briefed on the matter. U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen arrives at his hotel in New York City, U.S., May 11, 2018. The value of a taxi medallion reached a high of $1.2 million each in 2014, but their value has slumped to about $300,000 amid the rise ...
  • Pope Francis: Like Mary, the Church is a mother

    Pope Francis: Like Mary, the Church is a mother

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    Of all the statements a Christian church could make, one might think that "God loves you" would be the least controversial and most well understood, but here we are. "If the church is ready to change and embrace love it would be a attractive thing". Some of the Vatican investigator's findings were included in the report, according to Chile's T13 television, which acquired a leaked copy.
  • He suggests campaign 'infiltration' was politically motivated, wants new investigation

    He suggests campaign 'infiltration' was politically motivated, wants new investigation

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    Neither Trump nor Rudy Giuliani, a former NY mayor who is now one of Trump's lawyers, provided any evidence of government infiltration into Trump's presidential campaign. But his move poses a fateful question that could be answered as soon as Monday: will the President flex his muscle further to demand the Justice Department turn over documents on the source to his allies on Capitol Hill? Rep.
  • Mowgli Trailer: The dark version of The Jungle Book

    Mowgli Trailer: The dark version of The Jungle Book

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    Warner Bros is coming up with the darkest possible version of Rudyard Kipling's beloved story, starring Christian Bale , Cate Blanchett , Benedict Cumberbatch , Naomie Harris and Tom Hollander . Christian Bale voices Bagheera , Benedict Cumberbatch plays Shere Khan and Cate Blanchett plays Kaa . The film is scheduled to release worldwide on October 19.
  • Du Plessis powers Chennai into seventh IPL final

    Du Plessis powers Chennai into seventh IPL final

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    Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. The South African remained unbeaten on 67 off 42 balls, which included four sixes and five fours, and added unconquered 27 runs off 8 balls with Shardul Thakur (15 off 5 balls).
  • Brief thoughts about American Idol's charming finale

    Brief thoughts about American Idol's charming finale

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    Speaking of bonds: The big finale surprise was that Maddie and Caleb are in a relationship, which is cute, though Ryan Seacrest took it a beat too far. And even though he came in second place, he said, "I couldn't be more happy with the way things went down tonight". Don't forget about me. "I mean, it was honestly, it wasn't as challenging as you might think", he explained.
  • Abbott to host roundtable discussions on school safety

    Abbott to host roundtable discussions on school safety

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    He announced Monday the first of a series of meetings aimed at finding better ways to protect Texas schools following Friday's shooting. Meanwhile, authorities said some explosives that were discovered in connection with the grisly mass shooting were functional, which could increase the charges against Pagourtzis , the Houston Chronicle reported .