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4 children among 9 civilians dead in missile strike: Syria 4 children among 9 civilians dead in missile strike: Syria
- April 12, 2017

Anti-war protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in front of the Trump Tower in NY to protest the US air strike in Syria. In reprisal for the Bashar al-Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons earlier this week, the U.S. launched 59 long-range Tomahawk missiles on the airbase from which it believes the Syrian warplanes launched the chemical attack. (more...)
Johnson pulls out of Moscow visit over Russian support for Assad regime Johnson pulls out of Moscow visit over Russian support for Assad regime
- April 11, 2017

Images of civilians suffering the apparent effects of a gas attack, including convulsions, vomiting and foaming at the mouth, provoked global outrage and prompted U.S. "The Syrian government would be ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons", Mattis added. "This idea that we're going to get rid of ISIS and then we'll hopefully use Assad and others to come up with a solution". (more...)
Man kills self, teacher, and wounds two students at California school
- April 11, 2017

There were 600 other students at the school at the time of the shooting. Local officials in San Bernardino , California have confirmed that 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez died from his injuries before making it to surgery after he was airlifted to a nearby hospital earlier on Monday. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai receives highest United Nations honour to promote girls education Malala Yousafzai receives highest United Nations honour to promote girls education
- April 11, 2017

Born on 12 July 1997 in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Yousafzai became an worldwide symbol for the fight for girls' education after being shot on 9 October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education. "Her courageous activism for girls' education has already energized so many people around the world". For opposing Taliban restrictions on the education of girls and after being shot for the same on October 9,2012, Malala became an global symbol for the girls right to education ... (more...)
Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat
- April 10, 2017

On Jan. 25, Trump signed an executive order that would strip so-called " sanctuary cities " of certain federal grants as punishment for protecting undocumented immigrants. "I strongly urge our nation's states and cities and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink these policies", he said. (more...)
AL Supreme Court: Bentley impeachment hearings can proceed Monday
- April 10, 2017

Bentley vowed again he won't resign even. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted an. The Alabama Supreme Court says impeachment hearings can proceed against Gov. The report accuses him of using state resources, including law enforcement, to hide the affair and protect his reputation, "in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia". (more...)
Brexit: UK reveals 'Great Repeal' plan to replace European Union laws Brexit: UK reveals 'Great Repeal' plan to replace European Union laws
- April 10, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May published columns in seven European papers on Thursday to stress that a Brexit deal was "in all our interests", striking a conciliatory tone before negotiations begin. The guidelines also say the issue of citizens living in each other's countries is a priority, and call for "flexible and imaginative solutions" for the issue of the U.K.'s land border with Ireland. (more...)
Tillerson Says Destroying ISIS Still 'First Priority' In Syria Tillerson Says Destroying ISIS Still 'First Priority' In Syria
- April 10, 2017

The statement, released by the Ilam al Harbi (War Media) outlet, apparently mocked former President Obama's warning to Assad in 2012 not to cross a "red line" with his use of chemical weapons or face a military response. On Saturday, two Syrian opposition-held towns, including the one where 87 people died in the chemical weapons attack, were hit by deadly airstrikes. (more...)
Sound the alarm: Hacker sets off emergency warning sirens in Dallas Sound the alarm: Hacker sets off emergency warning sirens in Dallas
- April 09, 2017

According to Dallas PIO director Sana Syed, there was no emergency and the system was experiencing a malfunction. Officials say all of the city's 156 outdoor sirens that are used to alert people to shelter indoors during severe weather. Vaz said he hoped to have the siren system back up by Sunday. Syed did add that investigators believe the hackers were from the Dallas area. Dallas City Fire and Rescue had to visit each individual siren site to manually turn them off. (more...)
US soldier killed in Afghanistan amid operations against Islamic State US soldier killed in Afghanistan amid operations against Islamic State
- April 09, 2017

The soldier's death was confirmed today (8 April) by US Navy Captain Bill Salvin, who told Reuters a special forces operator had been killed. Those operations are sometimes carried out in conjunction with Afghan forces. USA officials believe the group has 700 fighters in the country but their Afghan counterparts estimate the number could be about 1,500. It is home to the militants that took on both the Taliban and Afghan government. (more...)
Magnitude 5.6 quake temporarily strands passengers, stalls cargoes at Batangas Port Magnitude 5.6 quake temporarily strands passengers, stalls cargoes at Batangas Port
- April 09, 2017

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which the USGS said struck at 3:08 pm (0708 GMT) just off the southern coast of the main Philippine island of Luzon, about 110 kilometres (68 miles) south of Manila . (more...)
White House denies reports of shakeup that will oust Bannon, Priebus White House denies reports of shakeup that will oust Bannon, Priebus
- April 08, 2017

And so is Bannon in some ways: It wasn't Kushner, remember, who gave that interview to the Hollywood Reporter in November hyperventilating about using a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending to create jobs and stimulate the economy. (more...)
Twister confirmed in Boone County
- April 08, 2017

The tornado ended near the King Carter Golf Club, before reaching Kilmarnock. Two other similarly small tornadoes also touched down Thursday in Herndon, Virginia, and in Southeast D.C. The weather service confirmed that EF0 tornadoes touched down at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and in in Herndon, Virginia, on Thursday. Tornado Warnings began popping up around 3 p.m.in Coffee County and continued east as the storm passed. (more...)
China Relations: US, Japan and S Korea discuss North before summit China Relations: US, Japan and S Korea discuss North before summit
- April 08, 2017

John Hyten, the man in charge of shooting down any incoming missile, told Congress he's never sure what's coming next from North Korea . "A Scud ER (extended range) flew about 60 kilometres before suffering an in-flight failure and crashing into the Sea of Japan", also known as the East Sea, the official said on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Has Died
- April 07, 2017

Warmth" and to Disney fans as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films, passed away. According to Variety.com : " Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles' mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. (more...)
Flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir due to non-stop rain, snowfall Flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir due to non-stop rain, snowfall
- April 07, 2017

In Srinagar, officials declared flood after the Jhelum's water level crossed 18 feet in Ram Munshibagh area in the evening. The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides and shooting stones as fresh snowfall was witnessed in Srinagar and across the Valley, prompting the authorities to close schools till Sunday. (more...)
Florida Senate approves bill for daily school recess Florida Senate approves bill for daily school recess
- April 07, 2017

State senators crafted the proposal together amid arguments over how much testing should be allowed in the state's public schools. Senate Democrats warn that if a proposed change to the state's "Stand Your Ground" law passes, shootings and other violent crime will increase. (more...)
Probe Allegations Over Susan Rice
- April 06, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reported that the House intelligence committee wants Rice , national security adviser to Obama in his second term, to testify as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the USA election and whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. (more...)
Student who choked on pancakes at contest died of asphyxia Student who choked on pancakes at contest died of asphyxia
- April 06, 2017

Further investigation revealed that Caitlin was participating in a Greek Life Organization pancake eating contest. Nursing students and first responders administered medical treatment and Nelson was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Fairfield police. (more...)
Talks with Mitsubishi ongoing despite Boeing deal, Iran says Talks with Mitsubishi ongoing despite Boeing deal, Iran says
- April 06, 2017

Boeing so far is the only USA company to sign a major deal with Iran since the nuclear accord, and Mr. Trump's stridently anti-Iran attitude has cast a cloud of caution over the business environment generally. Whether this latest deal comes to fruition could paint a clearer picture of where the Trump administration stands on USA business relations with Iran and other parts of the Islamic Republic. (more...)
Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone
- April 05, 2017

Mr Mansfield says. "We are thankful to God that, so far, there has been no loss of life and no reports of widespread injuries". "It will be a gradual rise, so I encourage people to move now". Wading through flooded areas can be risky anywhere, but in Australia, the waters may contain snakes, crocodiles, even sharks. "The army is doing everything it can to get water into those parts of North Queensland that I mentioned - Airlie, Proserpine, Bowen and the Whitsunday islands", she said. (more...)
Trump to Sisi: We are Very Much Behind Egypt
- April 05, 2017

During the campaign, the autocratic Egyptian leader said he had "no doubt" Trump would make a strong leader and then-Republican nominee praised Sisi as a "fantastic guy" and touted the "chemistry" the two politicians shared during a special meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September. (more...)
Naidu inducts son, 4 YSRC MLAs who switched sides — AP Cabinet Naidu inducts son, 4 YSRC MLAs who switched sides — AP Cabinet
- April 03, 2017

The Cabinet now has four members of the Legislative Council, including Lokesh who was elected to the state Legislative Council under the MLAs' quota last month. This was the first expansion after Naidu took over as the first Chief Minister of the new Andhra Pradesh on June 9, 2014. Since February 2016, 21 out of the 67 MLAs of the YSRC have crossed over to the TDP. (more...)
Pence breaks Senate tie on family planning funds
- April 03, 2017

Title X under the Public Health Services Act of 1970 created a grant system for states to finance clinics offering family planning and preventative health services. "I am furious about what attacks like this mean for our daughters and granddaughters". Patty Murray, D-Wash., one of several Democratic senators who spoke against the measure. (more...)
More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians
- April 02, 2017

The officials say Trump's decision approves a Pentagon request to allow more aggressive airstrikes in the African nation's southern region. Specifically, the new authorities will help the U.S.'s local partners "increase pressure on al-Shabaab" while reducing threats to those forces, the Pentagon said. (more...)
London Police Say Motive Behind ISIS-Claimed Attack Will Likely Remain Unknown
- April 02, 2017

Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack. The source would not disclose the precise nature of that investigation and said interest in Masood dissipated rapidly. (more...)
Over 5 mln Syrians have fled country, UNHCR
- April 02, 2017

The Trump administration has sought to reduce the program, though Baloch said the agency's efforts to help resettle Syrians in the USA are continuing amid US court battles over the issue. The situation is more complicated in Lebanon, where the government refused the establishment of formal camps. Globally, nearly 1.2 million refugees of all nationalities will need resettlement in 2017, 40 percent of them Syrians. (more...)
Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
- April 02, 2017

Despite this barrage of news surrounding his relationship with the White House, Nunes says he will remain at the helm of the House Intelligence Committee. Spicer's comments come as the leaders of the House intelligence committee are trying to get their Russian Federation investigation back on the rails, according to Schiff. (more...)
Delegation level talks underway between PM Modi, Malaysian counterpart Delegation level talks underway between PM Modi, Malaysian counterpart
- April 02, 2017

The Malaysian prime minister is scheduled to attend Trade Expo by Malaysia India Business Council Business Forum and 7Th Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council Meeting. This could include participating in each other's capital market and the granting of commercial banking licences. Another MoU was signed on cooperation in the field of sports through exchange of sportspersons, instructors, information on sports regimen and training curricula. (more...)
Justice Dept. asks Hawaii judge to rein in travel ban injunction Justice Dept. asks Hawaii judge to rein in travel ban injunction
- April 01, 2017

This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. President Trump responded to the judgement at a campaign-style rally in Nashville on Wednesday night, making it clear he was not backing down. Reacting to the development, the White House said the Trump administration would "vigorously defend" the travel ban and would battle its suspension in the federal courts. (more...)