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Worldwide monitors slam Russian election as 'overly controlled'

With 99.8 percent of the vote counted, results showed Putin won nearly 77 percent of the vote, well up from his showing in the last election in 2012. "I see in this (result) the confidence and hope of our people", a beaming Putin told supporters on a square next to the Kremlin Sunday night.


9-year-old boy shoots sister in fight over video game controller

9-year-old boy shoots sister in fight over video game controller

It is not yet known how the boy gained access to a gun. " He's just nine ", said Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell . "I don't know if he knew exactly what this would do". It was reported that the children's mother was in a different room feeding lunch to her other children while the siblings were playing video games.


Putin claims victory in Russia's presidential election

Putin claims victory in Russia's presidential election

Xi Jinping is awarded by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the highest order of Russia, or the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, after their talks in Moscow , Russia, July 4, 2017. With ballots from 80 per cent of Russia's precincts counted by early Monday, Putin had amassed 76 per cent of the vote. There has been a particular focus on the youth vote, with prizes offered for the best selfies taken at polling stations and a sexually charged online campaign that brands ...


United Airlines flight diverted after dog 'mistakenly' placed on plane

United Airlines flight diverted after dog 'mistakenly' placed on plane

The airline faced fierce backlash and massive criticism when a customer on Monday reported a flight attendant told her to store her 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, in the overhead compartment for the duration of her flight. Of those deaths, United accounted for 66 of them, or 43%. Jones said her flight to CAK was delayed about an hour as crews worked on a plan to reunite her with her with Dudley.


Mostly sunny Monday; Snow chance on Wednesday

Mostly sunny Monday; Snow chance on Wednesday

The biggest threat will be huge damaging hail, tornadoes and wind. However, strong winds are possible, along the coast from New England to the mid-Atlantic coast, with the possibility of flooding in some areas. If major cities get precipitation, it would be mostly be on Wednesday . "Temperatures Wednesday will be borderline for accumulation.Even so, the scenario as presented shows potential for some snow accumulation, with a 4-5 inch bulls eye in Southeast Mass with amounts diminishing ...


Special CBI Court Convicts Lalu Prasad Yadav In Fourth Fodder Scam Case

Special CBI Court Convicts Lalu Prasad Yadav In Fourth Fodder Scam Case

The multi-million-rupee fodder scam involves the embezzlement of government funds in Bihar meant for cattle fodder and surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Yadav was chief minister of undivided Bihar. The RJD chief was convicted by a special CBI court in a second case on December 23, 2017 , and sentenced to three-and-half years in jail. The court charged the RJD chief with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 47 lakh from the treasuries at Banka and Bhagalpur districts, where alleged forged and fake ...