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20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

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The cause of the crash is not yet known. Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, said several children survived after being pulled from the wreckage near Bronkhorstspruit, east of the capital Pretoria. Another seven children were found around the minibus, but they were declared dead by the medical team. However, the education department later clarified two of the dead were adults. Read More »

2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

A gas attack blamed on Islamic State militants has struck Iraqi soldiers in a newly-liberated area of Mosul. The battle has been concentrated there after the extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Iraq's second largest city. He said the area will be cleared from militants soon. "We will not leave any area under the control of the terrorist organisation", Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, the spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command, said at a recent news conference. Read More »

Japan Hopes Russia, China to Help Settle North Korea Nuclear Issue

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Meanwhile, US and Russian Federation are reported to have been on a different page over a US-drafted UN Security Council statement to condemn Pyongyang's latest but failed ballistic missile test. A Security Council press statement has no binding power, but to issue them approval from all 15 members is required in principle. Donald Trump's deputy is in the region to reassure allies fretting over Pyongyang's quickening missile program, and its apparent readiness to carry out another ... Read More »

Iraq officials: 26 hostages, including Qatari royals, freed

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media. The publication said Qatari officials had flown into Baghdad with large bags that they refused to allow to be searched. The nationalities of the other hostages in the group have not been made public. Those discussions tied the deal to the freeing of the Qatari hostages, he said. Read More »

Paris Police Officer Killed In Suspected Terrorist Attack

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CNN has not confirmed the attacker's association with the country. He was shot dead in return fire while trying to escape, police sources said. BFMTV reported on Thursday that the attacker was 39 and he was known to the French General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) for his "radicalization". Read More »

Police warn of shooting in Paris; officer reportedly killed

The gunman was later shot dead by police. Eyewitness Badi Ftaiti said: "They were running, running". In the aftermath of the attack, French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon cancelled a planned election campaign outing which was scheduled Friday which would anyhow has to end on Friday evening. Read More »

It's not good news for one of them

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Klopp added: "Adam is in a good way working with the rehab coach". "Usually we don't talk about things like this, but in this specific case, we can". But the bet I like most is on his Belgian compatriot patrolling the other end of the field, Divovk Origi. Read More »

CP commemorates the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Britain's Prince Charles and Gov. Gen. David Johnston lay wreaths at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial during a commemoration ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on Sunday. Hundreds of York Region students will join an expected 12,000 from across the country getting an education of a lifetime during centennial celebrations of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France today. Read More »

Should McDonald's workers get $50G reward in Facebook murder case?

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Robert Godwin Sr. was walking home from an Easter meal with his family when he was shot by a stranger, who then posted a video of the murder to Facebook. The owner of the restaurant, Tom DuCharme Jr., said an employee working the back drive-thru first made the identification. Facebook says, "we know we need to do better". Read More »

Le Pen seeks to whitewash France from its responsibility for the Holocaust

Le Pen's comments are in sharp contrast to apologies for the Vel d'Hiv roundup that were issued by then President Jacques Chirac in 1995 and by the current French president, François Hollande. Le Pen's remarks came just ahead of the Jewish festival of Passover and amid a tide of nationalism and populism sweeping French and European politics. Read More »

Some US companies that have left or scaled back in Venezuela

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According to GM, other assets like vehicles were also taken away from the facility, resulting in irreversible damage to the firm. CARACAS , VENEZUELA-Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. Read More »

French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack

After Thursday's attack , both Fillon and Le Pen announced that they would cancel events planned for Friday, the last official day of campaigning. While serving a 10-year sentence, he also shot and wounded a prison officer after grabbing his gun. Read More »

American Carrier Not Really Headed For North Korea After All

The Vinson Strike Group consists of the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, two destroyers and one cruiser. The Navy posted an official photograph dated April 15 that showed the Carl Vinson in an Indonesian strait thousands of miles south of North Korea. Read More »

New Poll Could Impact Marijuana Legalization In PA

The company first started asking the question in 1979, at which point just 27 per cent said they were in favor of legalization. Sixty-five percent of people actually think that marijuana is less risky than other drugs as well, indicating increased public awareness of distinctions that marijuana advocates have been trying to draw for decades. Read More »

How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

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More than 50,000 police and gendarmes are mobilized to protect Sunday's first-round vote in the two-stage election, with an additional 7,000 soldiers also on patrol. The gunman was reportedly shot dead by police. French Interior Ministry spokesperson Pierre-Henry Brandet has said that French authorities were looking for a second suspect in connection with the shooting. Read More »

BJP wins Latur, Congress gains in Parbhani

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Congress that had won 49 seats in 2012 polls, could retain 31 seats in the Latur Municipal Corporation election 2017. In Parbhani , however, the Congress emerged as the single largest party with 31 seats and the NCP that has been ruling the civic body finished second with 18 seats. Read More »

Russia, US 'agree' no repeat Syria strike

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The US president, known for his unfiltered language, this week called the Syrian autocrat an "animal" on Fox News, hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told his European counterparts that "it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end". Read More »

Brexit talks to start after United Kingdom vote in June

May's Conservative Party holds a slim majority in Parliament's lower House of Commons and May is banking on gaining a greater share of the seats to make Brexit a smoother transition for her government. Parliament is expected to be dissolved on May 3, as British law mandates the dissolution must happen 25 working days before a general election. He believes that "the real political negotiations over article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections", commented the spokesperson. Read More »

China urges U.S. and North Korea to refrain from provoking each other

The margins represent uncertainty as to whether North Korea has one or two uranium enrichment facilities. That missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) but what USA officials said appeared to be a liquid-fuelled, extended-range Scud missile only travelled a fraction of its range before spinning out of control. Read More »

Korea leader oversees special forces op as tensions soar

USA satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time. Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for North Korea's most important. It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles, which have a range of more than 1,000 km (600 miles), at a military parade. In the latest, China has warned North Korea of a war as a reaction to its "merciless" response to the U.S. Read More »

Paris shooting: Trump conveys condolence to France

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They also reported he was convicted of attempted homicide in 2003 in shootings on two police officers. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Read More »

S. Korea dismisses Trump's reported remark that it was part of China

During an interview with the BBC on Monday, North Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol stressed that any manner of military action by the United States against his country would result in war. If it's launched high enough in the sky, it can take down the USA electricity grid, which in turn shuts off the clean water supply, transportation networks, regional food terminals, and more. Read More »

Erdoğan win raises dictatorship fears over Turkey

Global monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the move undermined safeguards against fraud. "Turkey's government and president need to end the state of emergency and the repressive campaign against the media and the pro-Kurdish political opposition". Read More »

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

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Arkansas has executed an inmate for the first time in almost a dozen years as part of its plan to execute several inmates before a drug expires April 30, despite court rulings that have already spared three men. One of the drugs in the Arkansas mix, midazolam, had been used in flawed executions in Oklahoma and Arizona, where witnesses said the inmates appeared to twist in pain on death chamber gurneys. Read More »

Obama's phone call hints at support for Macron in French election

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group. But diplomats insisted there was no plan if Le Pen and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon go into the May 7 run-off. But these are so close that gaps between candidates in the first round fall within the margin of error. Read More »

IS launches chemical 'gas attack' in western Mosul

Iraqi forces began the country's biggest military operation in years exactly six months ago and recaptured the east side of the city in January. Iraqi forces are accusing so-called Islamic State of using chemical weapons in the fight to fully retake the city of Mosul from IS fighters. Read More »

USA 'not looking for fight' with North Korea

Yesterday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the strength of the U.S. military and the resolve of President Donald Trump. "In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only USA imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the US mainland and reduce them to ashes", the country's ruling party said in its official newspaper, according to Reuters . Read More »

Easter road deaths show 51% increase from past year

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However, the period is usually marked by carnage on the country's roads and a high death toll. "However, this year's fatalities are still significantly lower than the 333 fatalities recorded in 2015", Maswanganyi addressed a media briefing in Pretoria. Read More »