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Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Washington, March 21 (Reuters) A Virginia man charged with making a bomb threat at a White House gate claimed to be communicating with President Donald Trump telepathically and said the bomb he had claimed to have was actually an asteroid, according to court documents filed. Sean Keoughan, 29, of Roanoke, was arrested late on Saturday after he drove up to a White House checkpoint in a stolen Impala rental car. He got out and told Secret Service officers that he had a bomb, an Secret Service affidavit said. "There's a bomb in the trunk. This is a test," he said before putting his hands in the air and being handcuffed. Keoughan said he had a bag in the trunk containing an asteroid. He said that Trump had told him to tell officers that it held a bomb, the court filing said. Keoughan said he was in touch with Trump telepathically through a process that let him communicate with high-level officials, the Secret Service and Delta Force, an elite Army unit, the affidavit said. Keoughan said he had received psychiatric care and had used "every drug." He told officers he had twice attempted suicide, once through a heroin overdose, the court document said. Keoughan made an initial appearance yesterday in US District Court on a charge of threatening and conveying false information about the use of an explosive. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. Keoughan is being represented by a federal defender. William Rawlinson, 58, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was also arrested on Saturday for crossing a White House security barrier. He faces a misdemeanor illegal entry charge. In the first major security breach since Trump became president in January, 26-year-old Jonathan Tran, of Milpitas, California, was arrested for climbing over White House barriers on March 10. He wandered the grounds for 16 minutes before he was found, the Secret Service has said. REUTERS RSD 0505

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Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court

Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court

20 Feb 2018 | 2:55 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) Khaleda Zia and the others convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case had committed state financial crimes by embezzling government funds meant for orphans, the court has said in its verdict.

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Unified left to find alternative name

Unified left to find alternative name

20 Feb 2018 | 2:54 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre, on their unification, will have to find a name other than Nepal Communist Party (NCP) - the name that was decided upon in the seven point agreement signed by the two parties.

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'China committed to cooperate with Unified Left party'

'China committed to cooperate with Unified Left party'

20 Feb 2018 | 2:51 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) Chinese Communist Party Foreign Department Vice Minister Guo Yejhau has said that the Chinese Government was committed to cooperate with the to be unified communist party of Nepal, a report in The Himalayan Times said on Tuesday.

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Time has come to take Nepal towards prosperity: PM Oli

Time has come to take Nepal towards prosperity: PM Oli

20 Feb 2018 | 2:47 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) Newly appointed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a historic opportunity to achieve the gold of building a prosperous and happy Nepal has started.

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