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They discovered the cocaine and replaced it with flour before fitting the bags with tracking devices. A year after the switch, in December 2017, the cargo was finally shipped to Russian Federation as diplomatic luggage in a government plane.
  • Rotomac owner, son being questioned in Delhi

    Rotomac owner, son being questioned in Delhi

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    According to sources, the owner of Rotomac Company of Kanpur, Vikram Kothari had taken loan of more than Rs.800 crores from 5 government banks. Earlier, the CBI also sealed a residential premise and an office of Rotomac directors in New Delhi .
  • Kamal quotes Kalam as he begins political journey

    Kamal quotes Kalam as he begins political journey

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    Many political observers have raised doubts on whether the actor will be able to make a mark in Tamil politics or if his debut will end as another case of mere hype. Lashing out at the DMK and AIADMK , he alleged that they were corrupt parties. With his political attempt, the actor said that he intends to "question mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu ".
  • Cape Town's Day Zero moves to 9 July 2018

    Cape Town's Day Zero moves to 9 July 2018

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    But Capetonians are not yet out of the woods. "Our water saving efforts across the metro have thus far been our greatest defence against Day Zero". At the time of writing - a day since the City's latest dam report - its storage level has increased an additional 0.9% to 87.6%.
  • 'Never happened': Donald Trump denies assaulting accuser inside Trump Tower

    'Never happened': Donald Trump denies assaulting accuser inside Trump Tower

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    Trump touched her inappropriately". The Washington Post published a lengthy, front page profile of Crooks on Tuesday. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Who would do this in a public space with live security.cameras running". She responded to Trump's claims that he would never assault anyone in public by asking to release the security footage. She shook the water glass one final time and set it down.
  • With Louisville vacating its 2013 title, Rick Pitino may regret this tattoo

    With Louisville vacating its 2013 title, Rick Pitino may regret this tattoo

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    Ineligible players, whose identities have not been released, competed for Louisville from 2011-2012 through the 2014-15 seasons, which included the NCAA Tournament it won in 2013 and its Final Four appearance in 2012. Postel added that there will be no further appeal of the ruling, which orders the school to scrub any sign of those years' victories from its campus and its records.
  • Maduro Calls on Trump to Start Dialogue

    Maduro Calls on Trump to Start Dialogue

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    Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela's crude oil reserves, the largest in the world. Cryptocurrencies by design are decentralized financial systems, so one created by a government runs contrary to that spirit and creates an opportunity for manipulation, said Leidenz.
  • Netanyahu ally suspected of trying to bribe judge to drop corruption case

    Netanyahu ally suspected of trying to bribe judge to drop corruption case

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    Israeli police on Tuesday said they suspect a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of offering a sitting judge a top posting in exchange for dropping a corruption case against Netanyahu's wife. In the second case, Mr Netanyahu is accused of offering a newspaper publisher legislation that would weaken his paper's main rival in return for more favourable coverage.
  • Deeply pained over alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Rajnath

    Deeply pained over alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Rajnath

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    India's Home Ministry said on Tuesday that a senior most government official of Delhi was allegedly assaulted by lawmakers and it was seeking a detailed report on it. In a tweet, Mr Rajnath Singh said he was "pained by the happenings" and that civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear.
  • United States says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

    United States says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

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    On December 6, the President's announcement to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital unleashed fury and backlash from Arab nations and the global community. The United States has said it would veto any such attempt and Qudwa said he did not expect a major policy announcement, such as a fresh push for full membership, during the speech.
  • Fergie Apologizes For National Anthem, Saying She 'Tried Her Best'

    Fergie Apologizes For National Anthem, Saying She 'Tried Her Best'

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    But Fergie's rendition was branded the worst National anthem performance ever, which led to the star being mocked online by viewers and celebrities alike. From the beginning her performance raised plenty of eyebrows, with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green caught laughing as the song went on.
  • Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as Cyclone Gita bears down

    Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as Cyclone Gita bears down

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    The southern city of Christchurch had declared a state of emergency as heavy rains ahead of the full force of the storm brought flooding on Tuesday. "Ferry and barge and for some people air travel. we've got a population of 5,000 people who need to eat and we've got holidaymakers", he said. While most of the South Island is out of the woods when it comes to the wild weather, a heavy rain warning remains in place for Dunedin and North Otago.
  • Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role

    Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role

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    The surprise reshuffle comes after Tauber said at the weekend he was stepping down for health reasons, and with Merkel struggling to form a new government after a tricky general election last September. A mother-of-three who has been a mainstay in local politics for over three decades, AKK has climbed steadily up the ranks. After new SPD leader Martin Schulz appeared to pose a real challenge to Merkel in early 2017, AKK's effortless re-election was taken as the first sign that the CDU had ...
  • Richard Branson unveils plan for 700mph Hyperloop in India

    Richard Branson unveils plan for 700mph Hyperloop in India

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    His company, Virgin Hyperloop One , has signed a framework agreement for the project with Maharashtra , Mr Branson said . However, Virgin cites it will be divided into two phases: the first phase will set a demonstration track to built in two to three years of signing the agreement.
  • This is why gun owners are destroying their weapons on camera

    This is why gun owners are destroying their weapons on camera

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    His video was liked on Facebook more than 290,000 times and has more than 339,000 shares. However, since the five years have passed, hundreds of other kids have been killed in school shootings and Pappalardo said his proclamation was just "empty words in the spur of the moment".
  • Experts Have Definitively Ranked Trump The Worst US President Of All Time

    Experts Have Definitively Ranked Trump The Worst US President Of All Time

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    The scholars put Abraham Lincoln (who else?) at No. 1, George Washington at No. 2, and Franklin D. Roosevelt at No. 3, rankings that are unchanged from the last time this exercise was conducted, in 2014. Trump was also rated below William Henry Harrison who died after only a month in office - from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841. Trump doesn't get much of a lift from Republican-only vote: Even in their eyes, he's a bottom-five president.
  • Vandenberg primed for 2018's first West Coast SpaceX launch

    Vandenberg primed for 2018's first West Coast SpaceX launch

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    All things considered, fingers crossed for SpaceX on this flight-proven commercial mission. John Taylor, a SpaceX spokesman, didn't immediately comment or further details on the company's plans, but the FCC previous year said SpaceX had requested authority to deploy and operate a constellation of 4,425 satellites operating roughly 700 to 800 miles above the Earth (or 1,110-to-1325 kilometers).
  • Govt suspends passport of Nirav Modi & Mehul Choksi

    Govt suspends passport of Nirav Modi & Mehul Choksi

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    A Gitanjali regulatory filing issued February 7 asserted that Choksi had been "falsely implicated" in the Modi probe. In spite of the alert, Choksi had a free run for almost three years - he left the country on January 4 this year. Mehul Choski is being portrayed as the kingpin of all these frauds and the attention of investigators is now passing on to companies like Gitanjali Gems , Diamond R Us, Solar Exports, Stellar Diamonds and 150 shell companies.
  • Israeli tanks open fire on besieged Gaza Strip

    Israeli tanks open fire on besieged Gaza Strip

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    An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, reportedly spurring Israeli air strikes later in the day against Palestinian militant targets. Hamas will not allow Israel to "impose any new equation on the ground or export its internal crises and the corruption cases of its leaders by escalating the aggression on our people", Abd al Latif Kanou, a spokesman for the terror group said.
  • Tracking a possible weekend snow maker

    Tracking a possible weekend snow maker

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    Closer to the Maryland / Pennsylvania border, three to four inches is expected, while the western highlands in the Maryland panhandle and West Virginia could pick up three to six inches of snow . Motorists should plan on hard travel conditions. Despite showers and rain in the past week, the ground is relatively dry. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving", the advisory states.
  • McMaster: Evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'

    McMaster: Evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'

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    Rob Goldman, Facebook's vice president of ads, posted a series of tweets reiterating what the social media giant had discovered in recent months about Russian efforts to interfere with the election using the platform. Lavrov argued that USA officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have said no country influenced the US election results. A business associate, Rick Gates, has also been charged with money laundering.