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Authorities: Large, flightless bird kills its Florida owner

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On Friday, April 12, 2019, a cassowary, a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea, killed its owner when it attacked him after he fell on his property near Gainesville, Fla. "When he fell, he was attacked", Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor said. They confirmed that the cassowary was still located in the building. A woman who told the paper she was Hajos' fiancee said he died "doing what he loved". Read More »

Deadly storms push through the U.S. East Coast

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A tornado watch has been issued from now to 3 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said . Almost 2,300 USA flights were canceled by Sunday evening, more then 90 percent of them at airports in Chicago; Houston , Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio and a dozen major airports on the Eastern Seaboard, according to FlightAware.com. Read More »

Assange used embassy for 'spying', says Ecuador president

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Assange was seized by plain clothes police officers on April 11 during dramatic scenes that saw him expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London . Meanwhile, as journalists and commentators joke about his plight, Assange is languishing in the UK's notorious maximum Belmarsh Prison where he awaits a USA extradition hearing for the crime of committing real journalism. Read More »

How Mueller's hunt for a Russia-Trump conspiracy came up short

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The chairman of the House judiciary committee on Sunday said a report filed by special counsel Robert Mueller could contain "proof of some very bad deeds" and warned that the entire document must be made available to Congress. Opposition Democrats like Nadler have launched new investigations of Trump, a Republican, but the president is objecting. "Why should Radical Left Democrats in Congress have a right to retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller ... Read More »

Fordham student injured in fall from bell tower

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Police said Monfries and her friends snuck into the Keating Clock Tower around 3 a.m. Sunday and were going to try to climb to the top. On Sunday night, the university released a statement saying, "Our hearts go out to Sydney's parents, and her family and friends". Read More »

Egypt's Sissi meets Libyan strongman Haftar in Cairo

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The oil-rich north African country has been in turmoil ever since with successive weak governments in place and several Islamist militias battling for territorial control. More than 13,500 people had been displaced by the clashes, including 4,000 in the past 24 hours, and more than 900 residents are living in shelters, the U.N. Read More »

American Airlines to cancel 115 flights daily

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America's leading airline had previously only planned to keep the planes out of commission until June 5, with Boeing facing intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash on March 10 - the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months. Read More »

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party

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However, now in talks between the two parties, the issue of a customs union is thought to be creating a sticking point. "I don't think this question can be allowed to drag out for much longer", he said. SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford said it would be "unforgivable" for Labour to avoid another referendum on European Union membership, urging Mr Corbyn to stop wasting time and commit to the Brexit alternative. Read More »

Taliban announce spring offensive as Afghanistan peace talks continue

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The Taliban ambushed a police convoy in western Afghanistan , killing seven security forces, an official said Saturday. Representatives from a range of Afghan groups are also expected to be present but the talks will once again exclude the Afghan government, which the Taleban dismiss as a US-appointed " puppet" regime. Read More »

India called Pakistan's bluff with air strikes: PM Modi

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In 2019 Modiji says, "We have to rid J&K of these two political families ". In a series of two tweets, Mehbooba Mufti called out the BJP and said that first they would call them traitors and at the second moment, they would be forging an alliance. Read More »

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns

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She also torched Democrats for failing to "step up and help the president" in fixing our immigration laws. Neal's latest letter sets the stage for a further escalation in the conflict between Congress and the White House, as legal experts have suggested that an outright denial of their request by Mnuchin could be followed by subpoenas or a lawsuit in federal court. Read More »

Tornadoes kill at least three children as massive storm sweeps U.S

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Trees were pulled up by the roots, roofs torn off buildings and the cinder block foundation was all that was left of a mobile home in the town, which is southeast of Waco. The National Weather Service of Fort Worth went on to rate the tornado an EF-3, with 140 miles per hour winds. In addition to the potential for tornado development, the strong line of storms will also produce damaging winds and heavy rain, capable of producing flash floods, particularly in Arkansas and parts of MS and ... Read More »

Mike Pompeo accused Iran of ties to Al-Qaeda

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The United States Designated the IRGC as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" after years of repeated accusations that the Iranian military force was interfering in other countries and providing support to militant groups. "You do not have our permission to go to war with Iran", Paul warned the secretary on Wednesday. He said: "If you're the general counsel of an Asian bank or a European bank, your world changed when that designation came out yesterday". Read More »

Students of US’ Georgetown University approve funds to support slaves’ descendants

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Creation of the reparations fund was approved in a student referendum and the results were announced late Thursday. A vote held yesterday with the participation of 57.9 percent of students at the center of higher studies showed that two thousand 541 were in favor of the so-called Reconciliation Contribution , while one thousand 304 rejected the initiative, according to the Commission of Elections of the Student Association. Read More »

Democrats slam Trump over sanctuary cities threat

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When asked by CNN, the secretary told reporters that the Treasury's Department's legal office has been in consultation with the Justice Department's lawyers. William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, has written the Treasury's general counsel and said the congressional request "would set a unsafe precedent" if granted and that the IRS can not legally divulge the information. Read More »

Child critical after being thrown from third floor balcony

The boy was rushed to a local hospital with "significant injuries" from the 40-foot fall, authorities said, and was still being treated 24 hours later. An employee from the Bare Minerals store went on to tell police that Aranda had "walked into the store, and without saying anything, swept his hand across a display table, knocking off and breaking two containers of lip gloss valued at $18.00 each and three shot glasses valued at $2.00 each", the outlet reported. Read More »

TRACKING: Severe Weather possible on Sunday

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More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas late Saturday . Overview: A very powerful storm system in Texas is making its move to the northeast tonight . More specifically, we are targeting 5p Saturday to 1a Sunday for the worst weather. The rain is expected to end in time for evening events at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival and the Texas Rangers-Oakland A's game in Arlington. Read More »

GOP College Group Apologizes for 'Domestic Terrorist' Email

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If Ocasio-Cortez wants any advice on wooing the Glastonbury crowd, she can call on the leader of the opposition, who has said how much he admires her. "We apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed". In 2016, the Republican-controlled House and Senate passed a bill that allowed the victims of 9/11 to sue the Saudi Arabian government over the terrorist attacks. Read More »

At least three killed in Summit Air plane crash at Lukla airport

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It's believed a small plane crashed into a helicopter while taking off from an airstrip. The plane crash at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Nepal left three people dead, injuring four others. Hospital officials unload the body of a plane crash victim outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu , Nepal, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Both aircraft involved in the incident belong to private airline companies that cater to tourists and Nepalese in the country's remote areas. Read More »

OH governor signs heartbeat bill

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John Kasich , vetoed similar legislation in 2016. "The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who don't have a voice", DeWine said as he signed the bill. Schneller said she is skeptical the reconfigured court will overturn or weaken Roe, as abortion foes are hoping: "Over 45 years, the court has had different compositions, and we've always gotten the same answer". Read More »

Sudan's upheaval shakes South Sudan's hopes for peace

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It remains to be seen whether his ouster will imperil the peace deal. "Peace is the fundamental condition for ensuring the rights of each individual and the integral development of an entire people". Sudan, a largely Muslim nation, granted the largely Christian south its independence in 2011 after decades of scorched-earth fighting. Leaders od the war-torn North-eastern African country were invited to the Pope's residence at the Vatican for a special retreat amidst a 24-hour prayer to pave ... Read More »

WATCH Devastation Wrought by Deadly Tornado in Texas

Two children , ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on their vehicle as storms hammered east Texas . The parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. The severe weather threat Sunday places almost 100 Million Americans at risk of unsafe storms, tornadoes, hail and severe wind gusts, CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam said. Read More »

China's exports rise, but imports shrink for a fourth month

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Exports to the U.S. in January and February fell 14.1percent in the year earlier. In the first quarter, exports rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell 4.8 percent. All told, that gave China a March trade surplus of $32.64 billion, according to Reuters and Dow Jones calculations. It raises questions about the current strength of domestic demand, especially as rising oil prices should have pushed up imports, said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a note. Read More »

Stratolaunch plane makes first flight

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The company reported the airplane was able to hit speeds of 189 miles per hour and heights of 17,000-feet during its 150-minute flight test, and test pilot Evan Thomas told reporters it ran smoothly. The road to today's launch involved a number of incremental tests over the last few years, including the initial rollout and an engine test in 2017, and a number of taxis down the runway in Mojave at various speeds. Read More »

South Sudanese leaders in Vatican retreat

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Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said the retreat was created to facilitate "encounter and reconciliation, in a spirit of respect and trust", and would bring together those leaders who have "the responsibility to work for a future of peace and prosperity for the South Sudanese people". Read More »

The Battle for Trump's Taxes is Just Beginning

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Neil also dismissed concerns regarding the request, which were raised by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. He also claimed that concerns about what Ways and Means members might do with the requested returns are "baseless", and that "IRS, Treasury, and Justice must assume that the Committee Members, like all government officials, will act properly in the conduct of their official duties". Read More »

India marks colonial massacre centenary, Britain makes no apology

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The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands of unarmed men, women and children in the northern city of Amritsar on the afternoon of April 13, 1919. As her Majesty, the Queen said before visiting Jallianwala Bagh 1997, it is a distressing example of our past history with India. But the British Government has never offered a formal apology for this most heinous of acts. Read More »

ICC Rejects Request for Investigation Into U.S. ‘War Crimes’ in Afghanistan

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But while the court said there was "a reasonable basis" to believe crimes had occurred, judges said Afghanistan's current situation "make the prospects for a successful investigation and prosecution extremely limited" . There have been repeated negotiations in recent months between the Taliban and USA special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to try to broker a deal to end the Afghan conflict. Read More »

European Union clears way for start of formal trade talks with US

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He said the Trump administration is preparing to respond immediately when the WTO issues its findings on the value of U.S. countermeasures. Moody's said on Tuesday potential USA tariffs on imported autos and parts represented a significant risk to global growth and would hinder economic momentum in Germany, Japan and Korea. Read More »

Refugee advocates shocked by proposed asylum changes in Liberals' budget bill

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The law would allow immigration officers at the border to reject refugee claims if the asylum seeker has already made a claim in another country that has an immigration information-sharing agreement with Canada. "We've been urging the government to drop the existing ineligibility provisions, which already leave some people without the protection that they need from Canada". Read More »