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China says USA treats Latin American like its ‘backyard’

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Beijing has fired back at the US after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China's role in Venezuela as prolonging the crisis there. "The United States will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the Venezuelan people", Pompeo said after visiting with migrants at a Cucuta shelter and touring border bridges and a warehouse storing humanitarian aid. Read More »

Proposed UN resolution demands de-escalation

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Forces loyal to al-Serraj have so far managed to hold off Haftar's forces. The British-drafted resolution, circulated to Security Council members and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, also calls on all parties to immediately re-commit to attending a UN-facilitated political dialogue "and work toward a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Libya ". Read More »

Ubisoft Donates to Notre Dame Cathedral Restoration Efforts

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Macron said Tuesday he wants the cathedral to be rebuilt in five years; tycoons and global firms have promised financial and expert help . Alternatively, if you believe that the Catholic Church could easily apply some of its wealth toward Notre Dame's reconstruction, consider donating to an organization that preserves irreplaceable landmarks in your neighborhood, such as The New York Landmarks Conservancy . Read More »

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: What it means to Paris, Catholics and more

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The fire apparently erupted Monday in the roof of the medieval church, which was undergoing a major restoration. Some people bore witness to the inferno by chance on Monday evening, others headed to the scene on goal. And while the cathedral - one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture - has been damaged, restored and upgraded many times through the centuries, it has not been on a scale that will be required now. Read More »

Armed Woman 'Infatuated' With Columbine Is Found Dead

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Jefferson County school officials say that the district receives threats around the anniversary of Columbine every year. This is a developing story . A spokesperson for Miami-Dade County Public Schools said Wednesday the district is "fully assisting the FBI in their investigation" and pointed out that there were no threats to local schools. Read More »

First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday

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Now is the time to make sure you have your severe weather plans . Colder air will move in behind the cold front, keeping highs limited to the 50s and low 60s on Thursday, according to the Weather Service. In addition, the SPC has elevated the risk for strong tornadoes (EF-2 or stronger) and for winds in excess of 75 miles per hour across the region. The Storm Prediction Center has raised the risk for severe weather for Alabama on Thursday. Read More »

Former president of Peru shoots himself in head as police close in

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Garcia, who is now in dire condition in hospital, is not the only president of Peru to have had his regime marred by mass corruption . "This morning there was a regrettable accident: the president took the decision to shoot himself", Erasmo Reyna, Garcia's lawyer, told reporters outside the hospital. Read More »

European Union adopts new copyright law

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But 19 countries, including France and Germany, endorsed the revamp, while Belgium, Estonia and Slovenia abstained. Member states now have two years to implement the Directive on a national level. Article 15, meanwhile, provides that news publishers have the right to negotiate licenses with news aggregators, adding that "authors" of works are entitled to a share of the additional revenue sourced from the new "link tax". Read More »

Donald Trump Hates the Mueller Report Except When He Doesn’t

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Mr. Trump is already claiming the report exonerates him, even though Barr's summary cites a part of Mueller's report specifically indicating the report does not exonerate the commander-in-chief. Even if they find questionable actions and discussions within the Mueller report, their earlier hyperbole raised expectations so high that anything less will be dismissed as hardly worth the bother. Read More »

Man Threw Child Over Balcony After A Woman Rejected Him

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The mother of the boy told authorities Aranda approached them and, without warning, picked the boy up and threw him over the side of the balcony. Aranda, who was was banned from the mall in the past, was " looking for someone to kill " on the day he tossed the boy over the balcony, police said, reported CBS News . Read More »

Police Hunt Hitman Who Shot Woman With a Crossbow

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Police say they're looking for a man they believe posed as a delivery man in order to shoot a woman with a crossbow in Mississauga, Ont. The attempted hit took place on November 7 in Mississauga when emergency services responded to an incident to find a 44-year-old woman suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to the Peel Regional Police . Read More »

Fordham University student dead in bell tower fall

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A 22-year-old college senior fell to her death in NY while climbing the stairs of an off-limits campus clock tower in the early hours of Sunday, authorities said. "Pease don't hesitate to use them: no matter how you reach out, I promise you someone will be there to listen", he wrote. "They are always doing some kind of cleaning or renovation", she said. Read More »

Malaysia to free woman accused of Kim Jong Nam murder

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South Korean and US officials have said the North Korean regime had ordered the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, who had been critical of his family's dynastic rule. Trump, however, said after the Hanoi summit that while North Korea committed to "totally" dismantling its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, the lifting of the sanctions would require Pyongyang to scrap other nuclear facilities and programs, including undeclared ones. Read More »

Cloud lifting with lots of sunshine sending Easter temperatures soaring

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A drier end to the week is expected with high pressure over Scandinavia ridging westwards across Britain allowing warmer air to drift upwards from France. A system slowly start to move into the region on Friday, and it lingering in the area until Sunday. "With this uncertainty in mind, our advice is to keep up to date with the latest forecast if you are making plans". Read More »

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

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In his statement vetoing the resolution, Trump called such support "limited" and argued that it has not 'introduced United States military personnel into hostilities'. "In addition, the conflict in Yemen represents a "cheap" and low-cost way for Iran to cause trouble for the United States and for our ally, Saudi Arabia". Read More »

Search for woman after Columbine 'threat'

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Phillips said that would not prevent authorities from apprehending Pais. "Please do not approach her as she is considered armed and unsafe". Saturday will mark 20 years since the massacre at the Denver-area school. "She never got in trouble", she said. Officials have said Pais was "infatuated with (the) Columbine school shooting" and should be considered " armed and extremely dangerous ". Read More »

Man killed and woman badly injured after attack by pet deer

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The 46-year-old man entered the stag's enclosure in the morning at Moyhu in Victoria state, Police Sergeant Paul Pursell said. "It's a very, very short sharp season where they get aggressive and fight with each other", said David Voss from Australian Deer Association, a hunters' lobby group. Read More »

Finland's Social Democrats on top in partial election result

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Party leaders Pekka Haavisto of the Green Party, Juha Sipila of the Center Party, Petteri Orpo of the National Coalition Party , Jussi Halla-aho of the Finns Party and Antti Rinne of the Social Democratic Party line up to be interviewed by national broadcaster Yle in Helsinki , Finland , April 14, 2019. Read More »

Chinese video sharing app TikTok banned in India

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In its April 3 order, the Madras HC said it was evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such mobile applications. The company, on the other hand, has said it can't be held responsible for the content uploaded by third-parties. TikTok , the popular - albeit controversial - Chinese video-sharing app, has run into problems in India. Read More »

Who is Bill Weld? Donald Trump facing shock 2020 Republican challenge

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He is the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in the 2020 race, saying "it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln - equality, dignity and opportunity for all". Weld described himself as a "Republican who works across the aisle and gets things done", and said he would have a "bipartisan Cabinet" if he won the presidency. Read More »

After "Parivar Bhakti" Taunt, PM Modi Offers Salve To Amarinder Singh

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PM Modi tweeted, "Today, when we observe 100 years of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre , India pays tributes to all those martyred on that fateful day". Amarinder Singh said that all the necessary protocols were duly followed, including appointment of a cabinet Minister to be present at the Vice President's function on Saturday. Read More »

Oil rig workers rescue exhausted dog found swimming off Thailand’s coast

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The moment the dog crawled onto the rusty bars of the rig were captured on video , after workers had called out to her as she swam towards them. "But if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all". Boonrod was placed in the care of local charity group Smile Dog House. "She started sitting up and walking normally", he added. The workers don't know how the dog ended up in the water so far from the coast, speculating that he may have fallen from a boat, ... Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares her ideal 'Game of Thrones' outcome

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The US supplies Israel with $3.8 billion annually in military aid, under a deal signed by former president Barack Obama. "Like every once in a while, you'll see me hop on Twitter on the weekends, but for the most part, I take consumption of content, when it comes to consumption and reading, I take the weekends off", she said . Read More »

Bernie Sanders releases a decade of tax returns

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Sanders said . "I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country". Taxes paid: $697,611, or 37%. The revelation that Sanders is now a millionare had, in some quarters, surfaced doubts over his ability to effectively deliver the progressive populist message that made him a political star. Read More »

Rep. Omar says death threats spiked after Trump tweet

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Sanders was the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to come to her defense in response to Trump's post , writing in a tweet of his own that " Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage". The normalisation of anti-Muslim racism is not something that emerged with Trump. He called Trump's reported attempt to make Omar a household name a "cynical way to identify all Democrats with her arguably poor choice words". Read More »

Climate change protesters block roads in London

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The disruption follows similar action last November when thousands of protesters occupied five central London bridges. But Shell's headquarters in Lambeth, southeast London, became targeted. Extinction Rebellion wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday outlining their demands and asking for face-to-face talks, warning that they will escalate their disruptive actions over the coming weeks unless the government acts. Read More »

Pope Francis blesses palm branches as he ushers in Holy Week

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As one of the few cities in the Middle East where religious freedom exists, Jerusalem hosted massive Palm Sunday celebrations for Christian pilgrims over the weekend . On Palm Sunday , the church also marks World Youth Day. Anglican Church priest-in-charge for St Mary's Chitungwiza Canon Norman Nyawo said the event was crucial as it inspires Christians to have the same character as Jesus. Read More »

Ilhan Omar says Trump’s actions are inciting death threats

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In a tweet sent before his departure, Trump singled out House speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Omar, who he sardonically referred to as Pelosi's "leader". Department of Justice said. Why are you working for her, she's a (expletive) terrorist. Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referencing or replying to the president's video. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati Punished For Poll Code Violation

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Shortly before the Election Commission issued a notification banning the two leaders from campaigning, the Supreme Court on Monday asked it for details on what action had been taken against them for their remarks. During the hearing, the bench asked the counsel for EC as to what action they have taken against Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath for alleged hate speeches . Read More »

Sudan protesters continue sit-in, demand civilian rule

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The SPA issued its demands hours after protesters blocked an attempt to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry that has continued despite Bashir's departure, a Reuters witness said. Some members of the former government in Sudan have been arrested by the transitional military council which is now running the country, according to reports coming out of the country on Monday morning. Read More »

Kim offers Trump a third summit

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Kim, while stressing the importance of solving problems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept "the American style of dialogue" which imposes the United States' unilateral demands upon its dialogue partner. Read More »