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Thursday Morning: Enjoy today, changes are ahead

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We'll see wind gusts near 50 miles per hour across the plains and even higher in the foothills and mountains. Extreme fire weather conditions will be in play Saturday across western Oklahoma, with continuing low humidity and strong winds, expected to gust up to 49 miles per hour. Read More »

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian spy

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The UK Foreign Office said Britain had received the final report from the OPCW into the Salisbury attack before its public release. Britain said that Russian Federation - in violation of chemical weapons treaties - has produced the Novichok class of nerve agents in the last 10 years. Read More »

A Pakistani singer killed for not standing up while singing

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According to Geo News , a guest, identified as Tariq Jatoi, had asked her to stand up and dance with him. While Samoon chose to stand up and perform, she refused to dance on his request, Geo News reported. The case has been registered in the Kanga police station under Section 302, while the weapon used in the murder apprehended from the arrested accused has also been ceased. Read More »

Donald Trump's threat to strike Syria carries peril

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Then came Saturday's suspected chemical attack in Douma, followed by global condemnation and threats of military action. Amid an argument with Russian Federation over the prospect of missile strikes, President Trump's national security team huddled Wednesday about how to respond to a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria. Read More »

Lukashenko congratulates Aliyev on Azerbaijan presidential election victory

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Alexander Lukashenko also wished Ilham Aliyev strong health, happiness, unflagging energy and success in all undertakings. The Yeni Azerbaycan Party, together with the Automobile Federation of Azerbaijan , didn't wait for the final results of the elections: they organised a street auto race in downtown Baku in order to celebrate Aliyev's victory. Read More »

Modi arrives in TN amid Cauvery row

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The Tamizhar Vazhvuirimai Kootamaippu (TVK), an umbrella outfit of pro-Tamil outfits, and Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi is led by MLA M Thamimun Ansari were among the organisations that staged protests in the vicinity of the Chennai airport. Read More »

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

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In other words, more people initially sentenced to death end up getting out of prison or have their sentence reduced in some other way than in other states. In defiance of worldwide law, large numbers of death sentences in 2017 were carried out of non-violent crimes. Besides China , 84 per cent of all reported executions took place in just four countries - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. Read More »

Court date postponed for woman accused of murdering her girlfriend

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Gary Madison, 57, now faces three counts of battery by means of a deadly weapon in connection with the attack - which left two men in critical condition and a third seriously injured. Officers then went back to her apartment where they found and arrested Harper. An arrest affidavit details that Harper had been staying with the victim as her guest for about two weeks prior to the assault. Read More »

Chinese baby born 4 years after parents' death

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Both Shen and Liu's parents, the boy's grandparents, have spent the last four years fighting a legal battle to have the rights to their late children's embryos. The four grandparents-in-waiting eventually chose to enlist the services of a surrogacy agency in Laos, where it is legal. The surrogate travelled to China on a tourist visa and gave birth on mainland territory. Read More »

133000 flee besieged area near Syria's capital, United Nations says

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A convoy of 3,800 people, including around 1,300 fighters from the Jaish al-Islam rebel group, were blocked from entering Al-Bab in the northern province of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Earlier this week, Western powers accused the forces of Bashar Assad of a deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma, the last pocket of rebel resistance in the area, a claim that Russian Federation has denied at the UN. Read More »

Israel investigating how Lord Mayor entered country despite ban

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The move to exclude Mr Mac Donncha followed two motions passed by Dublin City Council in recent days. Speaking this morning on Newstalk Breakfast , he said "the Israeli strategic affairs minister did allow me in". Israeli daily Haaretz said the ban order sent to airport immigration officials misspelled Mac Donncha's name and he did not therefore show up on the watch list. Read More »

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 1 Predictions, NHL Playoffs

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They have one of the best defenses in the Western Conference and have been able to compete against the top teams in the National Hockey League. It's been so popular, the amount of money bet on Golden Knights games at times, rivaled money being put on National Football League games, which are typically the sports book's most popular events. Read More »

PM, Amit Shah among BJP MPs to observe fast on April 12

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Incidentally, Dattaprasad Naik, a local BJP leader, has demanded that the Taleigao too should be excluded from the GPPDA as the inclusion of this suburban village under the authority would result in the vertical development of the area, in turn, damaging its topography. Read More »

Everything in White House is 'very calm and calculated'

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In tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump attacked what he characterized as a never-ending investigation into false allegations that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to undermine the US's 2016 election. At the time , the Pentagon reportedly had no advance warning the tweet was coming and it took until March for Pentagon officials to come up with a formal policy.Trump's desires for a military parade and a "space force" also caught the Pentagon by surprise after Trump mused about ... Read More »

Police look at 2 suspects in theft from senior community

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The Zambia Police in Chalimbana yesterday picked up a body of a male juvenile identified as Tunashe Mumba whose body was found without a head. He has also been arrested in various other districts. A police source confirmed the players had been released on Monday night a few hours after their arrest.Government critics took to Twitter to slam the "paranoia" of Burundian authorities. Read More »

WOMEN'S GOLF: Elis victorious at Navy Invitational

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We have seven players on our team that have scored in the 40s, and a lot of them have scored in the low 40s in practice. The team's next match is today (Thursday) at the Astoria HS Invitational for both varsity and junior varsity at Astoria Country Club. Read More »

Detroit Tigers' pitcherJordan Zimmermann takes line drive off face

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We'll be sure to provide any more updates on Zimmermann's injury status once they are released. He was taken to a hospital for further examinations, including X-rays. Daniel Norris came on in relief. In college, he suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a comebacker and had to have his jaw wired shut. Watch as Jason Kipnis of the Indians hits a line drive off the face of Tigers' pitcher Jordan Zimmermann . Read More »

Prospect of US Attacks in Syria Raises Security Concerns in Israel

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A top Russian diplomat says the Israeli ambassador in Moscow has been "invited" to the Foreign Ministry to discuss developments in Syria following an airstrike that both Moscow and Damascus have blamed on Israel. President Trump blasted the dictator on social media within hours of the attack, saying "Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria". Read More »

Russia Vetoes Draft Resolution on Chemical Weapons in Syria

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The US State Department said Mr Johnson and his Washington counterpart had discussed "potential further steps the US and United Kingdom governments might take in coordination with other partners". headquarters, April 9, in New York City, following an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria on Saturday. May would nearly certainly win a parliamentary vote, because enough Labour MPs would vote with the government whether or not Corbyn would do so himself (probably not) and whether or not he ... Read More »

As crises swirl, US Senate to grill Pompeo for secretary of state

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Pompeo is expected to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday. Bob Corker and Bob Menendez, endorsing the current CIA Director and former Kansas Congressman. Pompeo's hearing comes one week after the administration approved new sanctions on seven influential Russian oligarchs with ties to the government, under a law passed by Congress to punish Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

No new permits for offshore exploration

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The policy, announced this morning to the shock of some in the oil industry, is a major victory for the Green Party - possibly one of its biggest in its 23-year existence. That means extraction could potentially continue to almost 2050. "This decision does not affect current reserves or the potential finds from current exploration permits". Read More »

President taunts Russian Federation, says USA military response coming in Syria

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Brent crude jumped to a high of almost US$72 a barrel, its strongest since early December 2014, after Trump's comments, while gold rallied for a fourth day, as investors ditched risk-linked assets such as equities. The threats of USA military action against Syria "should make us seriously anxious, all of us", Nebenzia said. In Syria, thousands of militants and their families arrived in rebel-held parts of the country's northwest after surrendering Douma to government forces. Read More »

US, France and UK 'discuss poison attack response' in Syria

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The Head of State alleged that if the blows were produced they would only be directed against supposed chemical arsenals in alleged possession of the Syrian government, of which until now there is no evidence. "We can not tolerate with a war criminal", the emir said, adding, "This matter should end immediately". Hours after the Assad regime invited worldwide inspectors to ship a workforce to Syria , the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of ... Read More »

Kentucky lawmakers say governor is 'misguided'

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Gallatin County Schools and Erlanger-Elsmere Schools announced Wednesday they would not be open Friday. Democrats were swift to pounce on the intra-party feud, tweeting support for scrapping bills they say were crafted in secret and rushed through without proper input from the minority party and stakeholders. Read More »

ISRO successfully launches IRNSS-1I navigation satellite from Sriharikota

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Moreover, the satellites already launched under the programme have remained idle for up to 4 years, which is significant because a navigational satellite has a lifespan of 10-12 years. The IRNSS-1L is meant to be a replacement for IRNSS-1A as its rubidium atomic clocks have failed. The targeted orbit of the IRNSS-1I was aimed at a height of 36,000 km above Earth. Read More »

Schuette in DC for passing of sex trafficking law

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Advisory Council on Human Trafficking for terms of two years. President Trump signed bill Wednesday meant to permit victims of sex trafficking to sue online platforms that knowingly facilitated the trafficking. "Escorts in College, Massage Troll, Erotic Review, Night Shift, CityVibe, My Scarlet Book", Wagner rattled off. Sheriff Mehr said there will always be online sex trafficking from third parties from other countries but this law will help stop those in the United States. Read More »

President Trump says 'missiles coming' against Syria

The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said. The jihadist group is fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's regime and establish a caliphate. The Syrian government said its invitation to the global chemical weapons watchdog to send a fact-finding mission to the country is "proof" that Damascus is innocent and has not used chemical weapons. Read More »

States, Centre lock horns over 15th Finance Commission ToR

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Many southern politicians have drawn considerable attention to the fact that the terms of reference (ToR) for the Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC), as drawn up by the Centre, have said the basis for the population counts relevant for the division of funds must be the 2011 Census and not, as it was in the past, the 1971 Census. Read More »

Dems: No evidence of credible threats against EPA's Pruitt

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While the agency did turn over documents last month detailing almost $68,000 in previously undisclosed travel costs for Pruitt during the seven months leading up to February, Gowdy said EPA officials have failed to produce the security waivers that Pruitt used to justify his purchase of premium tickets at taxpayer expense. Read More »