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Chinese city: 12 killed in accident inside highway tunnel

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The cause of the crash is not known and investigation has been ordered to find out the details of the accident. Last Friday was Children's Day, Monday was Parents' Day and May 15 is Teachers' Day. The children all attended a kindergarten at the Zhongshi International School in Weihai, local authorities say. The accident occurred this morning inside Taojiakuang tunnel in Huancui District when the bus was on its way to the kindergarten with 13 people onboard, including teacher. Read More »

AI misses repeat in 2017 Kentucky Derby, but here's what we learned

On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into America's greatest race. It's trainer Todd Pletcher's second Derby win. The Sport of Kings' newest star, Kentucky Derby-winning colt " Always Dreaming ", is owned by two Kings County natives - and they're brimming with borough bravado. Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas ready to meet Israel PM

Talks are possible on the basis that Israel is willing to withdraw from the lands it occupied in 1967, and agrees to the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman. Read More »

North Korea claims plot reveals USA state-sponsored terrorism

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Kim Hak-song, who was taken into custody Saturday (May 6), taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. With Kim, North Korea is now detaining four USA nationals. Trump, completed its policy review toward North Korea, vowing to implement a policy of "maximum pressure". Trump also said in a US media interview that he does not rule out a meeting with the North Korean leader if an appropriate environment is created. Read More »

Up to 245 missing after 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks, says UN

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As stressed by High Commissioner Grandi on Sunday, rescue at sea operations, including by the Italian Coast Guard, in coordination with Frontex, and by NGOs are of crucial importance. Police in Sicily said in a statement that numerous survivors recounted that among those who drowned was one of the smugglers who had been steering the boat. Read More »

9 dead as Pakistan-Afghanistan border tension escalates

Ahmed, however, told reporters he was "not happy" about the incident as "Afghans are Muslims, our brothers". Kabul quickly denied the claim. He claimed that their forces damaged two Pakistani tanks in the exchange of fire. "The Afghan general and his delegation went back to Afghanistan without any decision", the sources said, but added that more meetings at this level could not be ruled out. Read More »

Erdogan threatens more strikes against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

Last week, Turkey struck at People's Protection Units positions inside Syria, killing 20 fighters and media activists, according to the group, prompting Kurdish parties to call for a US -enforced no-fly zone over northern Syria. "We can turn up abruptly one night", he said , repeating a line from a well-known Turkish song. "On Friday, US troops visited the border areas after Turkish attacks on the YPG". Read More »

Moon Jae-In Pulls Ahead In South Korea's Presidential Election

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Mr Moon had a relatively low share of the total vote - 41.4% according to an exit poll - but there were many more major candidates than in 2012, when Ms Park won 51.5%, beating Mr Moon by about a million votes. South Korea may see a sharp departure from recent policy under Moon, who favors closer ties with North Korea. Moon's North Korean parents resettled in South Korea's southeast before he was born in January 1953. Read More »

Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month

The Trump administration postponed a meeting to discuss the Paris climate change agreement for the second time Tuesday, prompting suspicions of widening discord in the White House and fears that the US will pull out. On Monday, 40 conservative organizations sent president Trump a letter "in enthusiastic support of your campaign commitments to withdraw fully from the Paris Climate Treaty and to stop all taxpayer funding of United Nations global warming programs". Read More »

New Hamas chief pledges support to hunger-striking prisoners

He will replace Khaled Meshaal, who has been Hamas leader since 1996. Saeed al-Lawendy, expert with state-run Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies said "Hamas' split from the Brotherhood will lead to lifting its name from the terrorist group list and will beautify the group's image that has been seen as bloody by some world powers". Read More »

Nirbhaya gangrape case: Supreme Court upholds death for December 16 accused

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Defence lawyer AP Singh, representing three of the men, said the court should have given them a chance to reform and avoided the death penalty. She and her friend were then thrown out of the bus. Justice Misra wrote the judgement for himself and Justice Bhushan, while Justice Banumathi wrote a separate but concurring verdict upholding the Delhi High Court ruling, which in turn had concurred with the trial court. Read More »

Proposed GOP healthcare plan not dead on arrival — Missouri's Blunt

Democrats aren't happy about the House Republican health care bill, but they are upbeat about the prospect of the measure serving as a millstone around GOP necks. After 2020, states that expanded Medicaid would no longer receive enhanced federal funding to cover low-income adults, and those that hadn't expanded would be immediately barred from doing so. Read More »

After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday

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French president-elect Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday's French presidential runoff and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers for his year-old political movement to run the legislative election in the middle of next month. Read More »

Former Attorney General: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Yates said Monday that she met with the White House counsel in the days after the inauguration to alert him that the Justice Department had information showing Flynn's account of the calls was not accurate. For whatever reason, Trump did not take that information seriously, according to Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Flynn, later rejected such claims and was backed by the vice president, who said the calls "had nothing whatsoever to do with those sanctions". Read More »

Florida airport falls into disarray after Spirit flights canceled

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Airport Security and a Broward Sherriff's Deputy keep an eye on the line at Spirit Airlines, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 , at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "Simply put", the letter reads, "pilots who want to pick up open time should do so and not be questioned because, under the present circumstances, performing such flying is in all of our interest and supports our long-term objective of substantially improving pay and working conditions for the ... Read More »

Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

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Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Monday, May 8, 2017 . Karanka was active in the transfer market after securing promotion with a host of players arriving at the club, but none of them were big names. Then through hard work, he improved a lot. Read More »

Former US president Obama had warned Trump against Flynn

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Yates said, recalling that she made the point emphatically to Trump White House officials in meetings on January 26 and 27. "We believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told the hearing in her first public comments on the scandal which has dogged the opening months of Trump's presidency. Read More »

USA carrier Carl Vinson stages war drills with S. Korean Navy

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A United States official said the missile was likely to be a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile. Tillerson said China had "unique" leverage over its communist ally and neighbour. "Something that's ready to go could be taken from the larger package and expedited", said the official. Kim In Ryong told The Associated Press that North Korea's nuclear weapons are never part of "political bargains and economic deals". Read More »

Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest

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Can you believe that tomorrow is the start of Eurovision Week? For Eurovision , Houdek will sing a song called "My Friend" in both English and Italian. However, she'll be crossing everything she avoids the distinctly unpatriotic lack of fervour that greeted our 2003 entrant Jemini - an unedifying, if historic, nul points. Read More »

New South Korean President Calls on Army to Maintain High Combat Readiness

Park, who was the country's first female leader, was imprisoned in March after being thrown out of office, and her ouster has left the country deeply divided between those who supported and opposed it. As a former pro-democracy student activist, Moon was jailed for months in the 1970s while protesting against the senior Park. Park has denied wrongdoing. Read More »

Senator Dick Durbin Calls For Independent Commission To Investigate Russian Election Meddling

During that telephone chat, they talked about sanctions that President Barack Obama had imposed on Russian Federation as punishment for the Kremlin's meddling in our presidential election. "As the intelligence community assessed in its January of 2017 report, Russian Federation will continue to develop capabilities to use against the United States and we need to be ready to meet those threats", said Yates. Read More »

Lionel Messi's Panenka tops off emphatic Barcelona win

Neymar deftly dribbled past a pair of defenders and laid off for Messi to put the ball on his left boot. The last time these two clubs faced off against each other in January, Barcelona needed a 90th-minute free-kick goal from Messi to tie the match at 1-1. Read More »

Original Muslim ban erased from Trump campaign website

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But attorneys arguing for the ban to be tossed once and for all tried to convince the panel that the rhetoric in question wasn't just Trump shooting from the hip during dozens of campaign speeches, but included statements he made after he was election and that he continues more than 100 days after assuming office. Read More »

Top Clinton Campaign Staff Express Shock At Comey Firing

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, meanwhile, said the firing "raises the critical question as to whether the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential campaign will continue and as to whether the investigation of any collusion or involvement by the Trump campaign will also be investigated by the FBI". Read More »

LeBron scores 35, Cleveland takes 3-0 lead

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First, the Raptors hope that All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry will be able to play after suffering a sprained left ankle in Game 2 Wednesday. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez vs Chavez Jr Full Fight Replay Video

Golovkin then quickly joined Alvarez in the ring . Gennady Golovkin was not impressed with Canelo Alvarez's dominant win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on Saturday night ahead of their super-fight. Periscope in particular has been effective in the past - quite a few people watched the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that way - though it might not have as many options for this fight. Read More »

Graham: 'I want to know more about Trump's business dealings'

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The hearing was mainly focused on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russian Federation and allegations against Moscow meddling with the presidential elections in 2016. Ms Yates said: "We felt like it was critical that we get this information to the White House, in part because the vice president was unknowingly making false statements to the public and because we believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians". Read More »

North Korea Holding 4th US Citizen in Detention

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On April 22, DPRK authorities detained another PUST faculty member, a professor of marketing and accounting named Tony Kim, who is also accused of "criminal acts of hostility". State Department spokesman John Kirby says there's no guarantee the move will change the behavior of North Korea's leaders, but that it's still the right thing to do. Read More »

Trump rolls out red carpet for some unions more than others

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Roads are closed and access to places where events are held is severely restricted. But does it? The White House makes it hard for taxpayers to know anything about the costs. Before departing, Trump tweeted out congratulations to new French president Emmanuel Macron and a call to the Senate to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Texas Files Lawsuit Against Potential Opponents of New Anti-Sanctuary Law

The alert is also intended for US travelers to Texas from other states and covers encounters with all law enforcement, from state to federal level. Gov. They said immigration was a federal obligation and the law would stretch already meagre resources by turning local police into immigration agents. The term covers cities or counties in the United States that decline to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement in one way or another. Read More »

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

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That is a public report from The New York Times , in fact, of today, which I ask to be entered into the record. Flynn remained as the president's national security adviser until February 13, when he was sacked after media reports unearthed that he had misled Pence, according to USA Today. Read More »