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Russia, US confirm readiness to reinstate memorandum on air safety


Ahmad al-Masalmeh, who is based in the southern province of Daraa that borders Jordan, said there were six breaches in the province when government forces shelled opposition-held areas. The "de-escalation zones" in Syria will be closed to military aircraft from the USA -led coalition, the Russian official who signed the agreement said. Read More »

North Korea claims Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim Jong

North Korea has since continued to test nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, escalating tensions in the region, and it has vowed not to be dissuaded. Both Malaysia and South Korea have blamed the North for the assassination, which retorts that the accusations are an attempt to smear it. Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed with the banned nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur global airport. Read More »

Chibok schoolgirls released in Nigeria


Those released in October remain in government care in Abuja where they are getting medical attention, trauma counseling and rehabilitation, according to the government. . US first lady Michelle Obama co-launched a media campaign to gain the girls' release . Reports stated that numerous captive girls were forced to marry their captors and gave birth to children in the remote forest hideouts where they were kept. Read More »

Venezuelan opposition blocks streets to protest Maduro power shakeup

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country's political and economic crisis deepens. The opposition has requested food and medicine distribution for all, the release of political prisoners, and a timeline for new elections. Officials say violence around the protests, and the opposition's unwillingness to hold talks, left Maduro with no choice but to shake up Venezuela's governing apparatus. Read More »

SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you

Katherine Hempstead, who analyzes health policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said she does not expect any states to be able to afford keeping the Medicaid expansion in place. California Healthline is a service of the California Health Care Foundation produced by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation . Read More »

Josh Groban & his Broadway musical grab 12 Tony nominations


Tim Minchin has been nominated for best original score at Broadway's Tony Awards, while Cate Blanchett was also recognised. "We all get up and we go for it", he said. Ben Platt , who plays the protagonist in " Dear Evan Hansen ", was nominated for best leading actor in a musical . Karl's magnetic performance has come to seem nearly heroic, given that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament three days before the show opened and is performing in a knee brace. Read More »

Backed YPG targets Turkish military from Syrian border town of Tal Abyad

Iraqi government spokesman Saad al Hadithi said they considered the raid, which happened on Tuesday, as "negatively affecting the efforts of Iraq and the global community in the war against terrorism". An officer wearing a patch bearing a U.S. flag was seen at the site with YPG fighters. The Turkish animosity toward the Kurds has always been obvious, with Ankara repeatedly saying it will not allow the Kurds to have a strong presence in northern Syria , near the Turkish borders. Read More »

Immigration Issue Could Impact Outcome In French Presidential Election


But even presidential candidates sometimes have to face criticism from the family. According to the poll , a majority of French workers, or 54 per cent, support the anti-mass migration candidate. Later at the site he said: "When Madame Le Pen says we'll exit globalization, she's lying to you", he told the workers. She has made a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory that's the latest hot-button symbol of French job losses to plants overseas. Read More »

Korea seeks SE Asian support to prevent 'nuclear holocaust' with US

The U.S. says it will only target North Korean missiles, but China and Russian Federation see the system's powerful radars as a security threat. South Korea's Yonhap news agency , citing an unnamed government source, reported that Pyongyang appeared to have deployed a number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan, which is a coastal North Korean area. Read More »

Cavs second round opponent decided, Game 1 Monday against Raptors

With the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors knocking off the feisty Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks at home, we're one step closer to leaving an entertaining and competitive first round behind us. He played 47 of 48 minutes. Antetokounmpo finished 13-of-23 from the field but was 2-of-6 in the fourth. A frenetic, towel-waving crowd helped fuel the Bucks. Read More »

Pope urges Egypt's imams to preach peace and tolerance


John Paul II was the last pope to have visited Egypt in 2000, with his arrival also coming weeks after anti-Christian violence that killed about 20 Copts in January that year. The Pope, again speaking in Italian, focused on Egypt's role in fighting terrorism in the region, evoking incidents from its biblical and modern history. Read More »

Le Pen says she is David to her rival's Goliath


On Tuesday , La Croix journalist Laurent de Boissieu unearthed interviews from 2000 in which Jalkh seemed to deny gas chambers had existed during the Holocaust. The chemical agency Zyklon B was used by Nazis in concentration camps in Poland and beyond. Claims based on bogus science and chemistry especially is a tactic of Holocaust deniers, notably David Irving of the United Kingdom. Read More »

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam


Egypt's el-Sissi, a general-turned-president, declared a nationwide state of emergency following the Palm Sunday attacks in a bid to better deal with the insurgency through wider police powers and swift trials. He is considered by some Muslims to be the highest authority the 1.5-billion strong Sunni Muslim world and oversees Egypt's al-Azhar Mosque and the University attached to it. Read More »

Joss Whedon apologizes for joke sexualizing teen cancer survivors


Ryan give 2 more contestants the "Not a 10" card," tweeted Mr. Whedon, best known as the creator of " Buffy the Vampire Slayer ", "Firefly" and other TV shows and as the director of two " Avengers " movies. "Delete your account", he quipped, using the very phrase Hillary Clinton employed to President Donald Trump. Whedon's disturbing comments mark the second time that a liberal celebrity has taken their hatred for conservatives out on young cancer victims. Read More »

Wenger says Arsenal, not Spurs, are north London's No.1

I have to focus on what we can do and how we can finish the season. Let's be honest, I answered that question of shift for 18 consecutive years, ' said Wenger on Friday. Christian Eriksen came to Spurs' rescue with a sensational strike to secure a much-needed 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last time out, and will surely be the man the hosts will look to for their creative spark, and to feed striker Harry Kane, who is certainly a man for the big occasions. Read More »

British tourist killed by Palestinian man in Jerusalem, police say


Police said the man, 57, pulled a knife out of his bag and drove it into the woman's torso multiple times. The Foreign Office has said: We can confirm the tragic death of a British national in Jerusalem. Despite the Israeli Embassy's characterization of the stabbing as a "terror attack ", the alleged perpetrator's motive is unknown. "I am filled with sadness , as I received the bad news of the murder of a young girl in the terror attack in Jerusalem", Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ... Read More »

Congress to avert shutdown hours before deadline, vote for weeklong extension

Without the extension or a longer-term funding bill, federal agencies would have run out of money by midnight Friday, likely triggering abrupt layoffs of hundreds of thousands of federal government workers until funding resumes. Mulvaney has also offered a dollar for dollar exchange with Democrats - funding the CSRs at the same level as a southern border wall, which Democrats have rejected. Read More »

Military options for North Korea 'unacceptable': Russia


North Korea has nearly completed its nuclear development program, putting every country in the world in imminent danger, South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se told the UN Security Council on Friday. Maximizing pressure on North Korea "through economic sanctions and diplomatic measures" is the main point of the new North Korea policy that the administration of President Donald Trump has come up with. Read More »

MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has told his party to prepare for an agitation if the BJP indeed sweeps the Delhi municipal polls as the exit polls have predicted. The opposition, particularly the BJP, which has been on a dogged pursuit for control of Delhi, had described the election as a referendum on two years of the Arvind Kerjriwal Government. Read More »

Myles Garrett picked first in an NFL Draft of surprises

The linebacker will join the Pittsburgh Steelers. Garrett is the first Aggie selected No. 1 overall. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP). a quarterback. "You're trying to anticipate what's going to happen", Texans GM Rick Smith said. The first run of defensive players started with Arizona taking Temple's Haason Reddick at No. Read More »

Kiwis not included in tightened Australian citizenship changes

A shortage of domestic gas supplies has already resulted in "dramatically higher prices in Australia - higher than prices paid in the markets to which Australian gas is being exported", prime minster Malcolm Turnbull said . "Gas companies are aware they operate with a social licence from the Australian people", Mr Turnbull said. Sadly, the looming gas shortage is another chapter in Australia's long history of mishandling its extraordinary wealth of energy resources. Read More »

British Police Say Terror Plots Thwarted after Woman Shot, Arrests

In footage shot by a witness, what sounds like several shots ring out as police surround the row house in Willesden in northwest London on Thursday evening. Police are monitoring her condition closely. Scotland Yard said the property had been under observation as part of the probe but an "armed entry was necessary due to the nature of the intelligence" and firearms officers deployed CS gas. Read More »

US doesn't rule out direct talks with North Korea, Tillerson says

Harris said he has adequate forces to "fight tonight" against North Korea if that were to become necessary. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically, but it's very hard", he added. In the intervening years, North Korea has conducted four nuclear tests, including a purported hydrogen bomb test. Tillerson has previously said "the era of strategic patience is over". Read More »

South Korea paying for THAAD 'impossible'

Woo Taehee, South Korea's vice trade minister, said the country was not notified of any trade renegotiation, and that there have been no working-level talks with the USA regarding the five-year-old trade deal. The U.S. military started the deployment of THAAD in early March, despite strong opposition from China, which worries the system's powerful radar can be used to spy into its territory. Read More »

Baez Says State is Illegally Holding Aaron Hernandez's Brain


No. Despite the disbelief among family, friends and colleagues, Hernandez's cause of death has been officially ruled a suicide by hanging. Three handwritten notes were found next to an open Bible in Hernandez's cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, according to WCVB . Read More »

GOP's health care push tests Democratic resistance


Ryan and other leaders made clear that they blamed the conservative caucus with thinly veiled criticism, and in the days that followed President Donald Trump eviscerated the group in a series of tweets that left no doubt where he believed the blame fell. Read More »

Aguero deceived referee to get Fellaini sent off - Mourinho


City finally put the ball past De Gea in the first minute of second-half stoppage time , but Gabriel Jesus , who returned to action after missing almost three months with a broken foot, was correctly flagged as offside. Manchester City playmaker David Silva (inset) is a major doubt for this evening's derby against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium , manager Pep Guardiola has said. Read More »

At UN, Tillerson pushes for tougher stance on N. Korea

South Korea's navy has said it will hold drills with the United States strike group. The other things India prohibited are the sale of luxury goods including jewelry, gems, yachts, racing cars, excluding food and medicine, which could directly or indirectly fund the development of North Korea's operational capabilities of its armed forces. Read More »

United Kingdom signals willingness to strike Assad forces in Syria

If the USA asked Britain for help in conducting military action in response to the Syrian government's actions, "it will be very hard for us to say no", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told BBC Radio 4 on Thursday. Pressed on the issue later in an interview for LBC, Mr Johnson was asked if there was a call from the USA in the night calling for the United Kingdom to support American action he said: "You are putting your finger on the issue". Read More »

Uttarakhand HC orders seizure of EVMs used in recent polls


On March 11 - the day of counting of votes -Navprabhat lost to the BJP candidate Munna Singh Chauhan by over 6,418 votes. The EVMs used for the Vikasnagar constituency will be taken under judicial custody. When contacted Chauhan in Dehradun confirmed having received the high court notice but said the matter regarding EVMs was already before the Election Commission which has said on many occasions that they are tamper-proof. Read More »

Anti-Racism Protesters Storm UKIP General Election Launch


Mr Nuttall said the party is prepared to stand aside in dozens of constituencies in order to help sitting MPs who are real Brexiteers hold on to marginal seats. Mr Nuttall also defended his party's controversial "integration strategy", insisting UKIP was "not at war with Muslims". "Would I resign? I don't think I would, because I think Ukip has a fantastic future ahead", he said. Read More »