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Theresa May under pressure after dozens killed in Syria 'chemical attack'

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Three of the 14 people killed in the strike were Iranian soldiers that the country says were there advising Syrian forces, according to Iran's semi-official Fars news agency. Sunday night, the Trump administration reported about a telephone call between the president and French President Emmanuel Macron . Chemicals have been used in other attacks suspected to have been carried out by the Syrian government. Read More »

Folau's latest Tweet suggests he's not backing down over anti-gay stance

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The Australian Rugby team's major sponsor QANTAS has expressed it's disappointment in Folau's views but says it will not be pulling its sponsorship. "This is a hard issue when you think you are trying to combine religious beliefs, freedom of speech and inclusion, respect and the use of social media", Castle said. Read More »

More National Guard Troops Heading to Texas-Mexico Border

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Texas announced the deployment of 150 Guardsmen to support Trump's new border-security mission on Friday night. Gov Henry McMaster said no specifics about how many troops would be sent or how long they would stay were discussed on his call Monday afternoon to fellow Republican and Texas Gov. Read More »

Northern Irish play scoops top awards at prestigious Olivier Awards

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The 62-year-old actress, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, was styled in a chic navy jumpsuit, which she paired with a suede, tan jacket. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about USA founding father Alexander Hamilton , which opened in London in December, is nominated in a record 13 categories, including best new musical. Read More »

Rly apologises for runaway train incident in Odisha

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In a unusual incident that could have led to a major tragedy, at least 22 coaches of an express train with passengers on board to travel over 15 km without an engine in Odisha late on Saturday night. According to ECoR's preliminary report, while the train coaches should have been secured with skids at the wheels, in the instance last Saturday, the skids were either no placed at all or placed improperly. Read More »

Apartment fire breaks out in Trump Tower leaves 1 dead

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The fire sent thick, black smoke pouring from the windows of the skyscraper that bears the president's name. Asked what he would say to Trump in the aftermath of the Saturday's deadly Trump Tower fire, Rose said, "Trump, in order to protect your family and the residents of your Trump Tower , would you invest whatever it cost to protect the people living in your building?" The city's Department of Buildings said Sunday the building did have working hard-wired smoke detectors, and that ... Read More »

Trade dispute between Trump, China grows as markets tumble

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Last week brought an escalation of the dispute, when Trump on April 5 instructed the US Trade Representative's office to consider tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports. "I have no objections with the President, long term, trying to fix the relationships with China and holding them accountable", Sen. Trump said he and Xi would resolve their trade differences eventually and "will always be friends." The US bought more than $500 billion in goods from China past year and ... Read More »

Natural disaster rattles central Oklahoma, second morning in a row

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An emergency management official has not returned a phone call seeking comment, but geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. It was one of four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma on Saturday morning. People in Kansas, Missouri, and Wichita, also reported feeling it. The strongest natural disaster reported in Oklahoma was a magnitude 5.8 recorded near Pawnee in September two years ago. Read More »

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter weather for some today

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Mostly cloudy Monday with a few morning showers possible. The wind combined with dry conditions will elevate the fire danger. Be prepared for the possibility of slick travel throughout the morning hours with a mix of snow, sleet, and light freezing drizzle. Read More »

N. Korea ready to discuss denuclearisation with US

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Meanwhile, The New York Times argues that there is no guarantee about the discussion between Kim and Trump to really take place. The formal meeting might take place by the end of next month that is in May. For the first time, North Korea has reportedly told the United States it is willing to discuss denuclearisation, a number of media outlets reported Sunday. Read More »

Cauvery is now linked to the IPL

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In Trichy, protesting farmers partially buried themselves in sand on banks of Cauvery river on Friday demanding to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The apex court said Centre failed to frame scheme within 6 weeks. The centre was directed to share plans by May 3 on how the distribution of the Cauvery water will be implemented according to the ratio ordered by the Supreme Court in February. Read More »

Karnataka election 2018: Party-hoppers, big names in BJP 1st list

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Shikaripura in Shivamogga district is the constituency whiclh Yeddyurappa represented first in 2008 to lead the BJP to its maiden victory in south India and then for a brief period in 2013 as a nominee of Karnataka Janata Paksha, the party he founded after quitting the BJP following a massive controversy over illegal mining. Read More »

Unnao rape: Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of raping…

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He passed away in the early morning hours. "The man was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night after he complained of abdominal pain and vomiting". But instead of booking them, an FIR was filed against the victim and he was arrested by the Unnao police. "The case has been transferred to Lucknow ". Read More »

Malcom Turnbull loses 30th successive Newspoll, equalling Tony Abbott milestone

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Losing 30 Newspolls, one of the country´s most respected political polls, would be a symbolic blow for Turnbull since he used that benchmark to justify ousting former conservative leader Tony Abbott in 2015. "What they don't want is a Shorten government", he told Sky News. Mr Abbott said the best way to be a good government was to have clear policies, a united team and to be distinct from your opponents. Read More »

Death Notices for April 7, 2018

Visitors will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton. Online condolences can be sent at www.weilandfuneralchapel.com. Mary was a geriatric nurse and her caring and loving spirit helped her many patients. He was a retired director of the Pike County Health Department, a board member of Big Sandy Health Care, a member of the Pine Mountain Trail Conference and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger: We saw Ozil at his best against CSKA

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The win gives Arsene Wenger's side a boost before Thursday's Europa League quarterfinal second leg at CSKA Moscow . "People were questioning whether he would come back and I believe what he has done is exceptional". Southampton have lost three successive away league matches conceding at least three goals in each for the first time since September 2013, under Nigel Adkins (a run of four). Read More »

14 killed as Canada ice hockey team's bus crashes

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It gave no information about the status of the driver of the semi-trailer truck. Darren Opp, the president of the Hawks, told the Globe and Mail: "It's a frightful accident, my God, it's very, very bad". "Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink". Multiple crisis workers were assisting relatives and friends. Read More »

Palestinian Assailant Shot In Head By Israeli Civilian In West Bank

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The IDF has struck Hamas targets in the northern Gaza strip, in response to an attempted border breach and infiltration by Palestinians , the Israeli military confirmed. In a statement , Maja Kocijancic, the European Union spokeswoman for foreign affairs and security policy, referred to the killing of nine Palestinians , including a minor and a journalist, in Gaza on Friday and the injuring of hundreds more by Israeli forces. Read More »

Hockey Canada statement on Humboldt Broncos

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He said many people were already at the rink, which is now a mobile crisis centre. The railing was wrapped in yellow and green ribbon to honour the team. Three of the injuries are critical in nature. The Nipawin Apostolic Church at 109-4th Avenue East in Nipawin, SK has been established as a place for families to gather. Read More »

Syria says suspected USA missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

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On Sunday, Trump called Syria's president Bashar al-Assad an "animal". Damascus and its ally Russian Federation have denied carrying out the alleged chemical attack. A source close to U.S. administration also confirmed to Sputnik that United States is not conducting military operations against Syria. /could/not/DP confirm those reports and an Israeli military spokeswoman told dpa she did not want to comment on the Syria raid. Read More »

Former Brazilian president Lula enters police custody

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Brazilians watched images televised nationwide of a convoy of police SUVs shepherding Lula to a helicopter and then a jet at a Sao Paulo airport, where he was flown to the southern city of Curitiba to begin serving his sentence. Lula denies any wrongdoing and has called the investigation a media-led political witch hunt. "There are a lot of people in jail who haven't even been tried". Read More »

Kinder Morgan stops work on controversial Canada pipeline

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The project has also led to threats of a trade war between B.C. and Alberta, and there have been ongoing protests on the West Coast, particularly in Burnaby. Carr said the government was given a heads up Saturday afternoon that the decision was coming, which prompted him to return to Ottawa from NY. Although Horgan and Notley haven't spoken since Kinder Morgan's announcement today, Horgan said that he has spoken with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read More »

Bollywood star Salman Khan bailed over antelope killing 20 years ago

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Jodhpur: The hearing on actor Salman Khan's application for bail and suspension of sentence in the 1998 black buck poaching case has been completed and the order will be pronounced after lunch. Khan can not leave the country without court permission. "We are hopeful the higher court will look at things properly and he will be out of this soon", he said. Read More »

Two defencemen, bus driver among dead in Humboldt Broncos crash

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 29 people were on the bus when it collided with a semi-trailer on a rural highway some 200km (124 miles) north-east of Saskatoon. The tributes extended beyond the hockey world. Between Masses, streams of people — many of them red-eyed from crying — hugged each other. Counseling services for the victims' relatives were offered nearby. Read More »

Facebook says data leak hits 87m users, widening privacy scandal

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Earlier this week, Facebook showed country-specific break-up of people affected by the data breach, saying information of up to 87 million people, mostly in the U.S., may have been "improperly" shared with British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica via a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife", between November 2013 and December 2015. Read More »

Vigil underway for victims of Humboldt Broncos crash

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Teams around the country paid tribute to the dead during weekend fixtures. Conner Lukan, 21, of Slave Lake was on the bus as it travelled to a playoff game Friday in Nipawin. The semi-tractor trailer was travelling west on Highway 335 when the crash happened. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads. Read More »

Ahmedabad-Puri Express travels few kms without engine

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During the process, the coaches are secured with skids at the wheels. The Express train coaches began rolling down towards Kesinga due to non-application of skid-brake on the wheels by staff concerned. "We tried pulling the chains but nothing happened since there was no engine", said Mukesh Sharma, a passenger. While the coaches chugged along in the opposite direction for around 13 km, alert Railway staff brought them to halt by putting stones on the tracks. Read More »

Six arrested on suspicion of Berlin half marathon plot

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Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when the 24-year-old Tunisian drove a truck into Berlin's crowded Christmas market, fleeing the scene on foot. "But at the moment there are no really concrete indications that an attack on the Berlin half-marathon was foreseen", he said. He was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four days later while on the run. Read More »

Facebook to notify on Cambridge Analytica data misuse Monday

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It says it engaged a university professor "in good faith" to collect Facebook data in a manner similar to how other third-party app developers have harvested personal information. Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that he made a "huge mistake" in failing to take a broad enough view of what Facebook's responsibility is in the world. Read More »

Moscow says new USA sanctions 'aimed at the Russian people'

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The US Treasury has accused Moscow of " a range of malign activity around the globe ", including its reunification with Crimea, involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, support of President Bashar Assad in Syria as well as "attempting to subvert Western democracies, and malicious cyber activities". Read More »

Donald Trump claims China will 'take down' trade barriers

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President Donald Trump appears to be trying to leverage his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure a peaceful resolution to the ongoing trade dispute with China. Gains in US equities prices since Trump was inaugurated - which Trump, along with his family and members of his administration have regularly claimed credit for - have eroded since late January, and trade tensions have been behind some of the reversal. Read More »

Trump invokes law to deploy Guard; plan draws resistance from some governors

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While he cautions it's better for Trump to " request " that state's assist with their National Guard units politically, he says the President may play his "Trump" card. The governor clarified in a subsequent tweet that the federal government had not made any requests for National Guard deployment, writing that her announcement was meant to serve as a preemptive declaration of resistance. Read More »

BJPs Dalit MPs have exposed anti-Dalit Modi govt

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Newly-appointed chairman of the Congress' SC department Raut said Dalit youth will get attracted to Gandhi's leadership for a positive future than other non-BJP/NDA leaders, including those representing the community. Both the BJP and the Congress have made a decision to go on a fast accusing each other of dragging politics and parliamentary proceedings to a new a low. Read More »

Police Arrest Another Suspect Linked To Offa Robbery

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Governor Ahmed, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, called on anyone with useful information on the incident to contact the state police command on the following numbers (0803 739 1280 and 0803 236 5122). Read More »

The Premier League title race - what happens next?

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As good as he was in the second half, he was woeful in the first half'. "I think we are a bit better that what people think". The game last season which Guardiola was surely referring to was when City went out of the Champions League in the last 16 to Monaco. Read More »

Where And When Will Trade War End?

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Mr Trump reiterated in his statement on Thursday that China's "illicit trade practices" had been ignored by Washington for years and had destroyed "thousands of American factories and millions of American jobs". On Wednesday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said Beijing would hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobiles, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff , worth $50 billion . Read More »

Doctors confirm medicine overdose in Indrani Mukerjea's case, police to launch probe

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Her MRI and blood investigations are done and the report is still awaited, so we can't say much. Currently, she has been shifted to the critical care unit from the emergency ward for observation. He further said that the hospital authority is waiting for the final reports to confirm the same. "She is given medicines every morning after breakfast", said Dr Wiqar Shaikh, professor of medicines at JJ Hospital, who has been treating her since the last three years. Read More »

Palestinian Journalist Fatally Shot While Covering Gaza Protest

The Israeli military has said it fired only at "instigators" involved in attacks on soldiers and was investigating Murtaja's killing, which happened in a very hectic environment. Criticizing the silence from the worldwide powers, Corbyn has urged the United Kingdom government to "support the UN Secretary-General's call for an independent global inquiry into the killing of protesters in Gaza and review the sale of arms that could be used in violation of worldwide law". Read More »

'Unsatisfactory': Britain and Russia Trade Charges in Poisoning Case

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Later on Saturday, London said it received the request and would consider how to proceed. "We will be responding in due course", it said in a statement. Two days later, at a UN Security Council meeting, Moscow's UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said Britain's main goal had been "to discredit and even delegitimise" Russian Federation with "unsubstantiated accusations". Read More »

Respected PM to satisfy ego: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu

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MPs were on Sunday detained by police while marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh. RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien and Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma met the protesting MPs, requesting them to vacate the house but they refused to budge, saying they were fighting a "Dharma Yudh" for their state and its people and would continue unless their demand of a special status was met. Read More »

GoFundMe campaign for Humboldt Broncos surpasses $1 million in hours

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Details have been slow to trickle out in the wake of the tragedy, and the identities of the deceased have not yet been officially released by authorities. Journalist Chris Vandenbreekel was at the crash site. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and was not in custody, according to the RCMP. Read More »

Voting underway in Hungarian election

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But Brussels has sued Budapest over its resistance to the bloc's refugee resettlement plan, as well as laws targeting civil society groups and a university linked to the liberal United States billionaire George Soros . Figures from Hungary's National Election Office show that voters are turning out in very high numbers for the country's parliamentary election. Also casting her vote at the school, pensioner Ilona Gubacsi said she hoped the result would mean "no migrants coming to Hungary ... Read More »

Sean Penn's Son Hopper Arrested for Drug Possession

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The arresting officer stated that, upon pulling the pair over, they noticed "suspicious drug activity", the Nebraska State Police told reporters. Hopper was in the vehicle with 26-year-old actress girlfriend Uma Von Wittkamp , who was also arrested on drug possession charges. Read More »

Watchdog threatens fine over Facebook data leaks

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Earlier in the week, Facebook estimated the number of users affected at around 87 million, mostly located in the United States. Facebook has admitted it may have "improperly shared" the personal data of up to 2.7 million people in the European Union, the bloc announced Friday , saying it would demand further answers from the social media giant. Read More »