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High School Golfer Attacked by Goose Moments After Teeing Off High School Golfer Attacked by Goose Moments After Teeing Off
- April 25, 2018

Isaac Couling of Concord High School was chased and upended by an angry goose at a golf tournament Saturday in Adrian-an incident caught in photographs, which went viral. The athletic department captioned the photo, "And you thought golf was boring?" Photographer Devon Pitts managed to capture the moment on camera. (more...)
Trade protectionism must be rejected in all forms: India at SCO Trade protectionism must be rejected in all forms: India at SCO
- April 25, 2018

While ruling out a "softening" of the Indian position either on Doklam or in the neighbourhood, sources said it was necessary to show that "India and China can still talk" despite differences. Sitharaman also met Chinese Foreign minister. Both countries long to develop a more stable relation. Bilateral ties between the two nations have gone for a toss in the past few years. (more...)
Eighteen dead after fire at Chinese karaoke bar Eighteen dead after fire at Chinese karaoke bar
- April 25, 2018

Authorities were quickly able to identify Liu Chunlu as a suspect in the fatal inferno and the Qingyuan Public Security Bureau quickly announced a reward of RMB200,000 for his arrest. In December, 21 people were jailed after a nursing home fire killed 38 people in Henan province in 2015. The lounge where the fire broke out had only one corridor for entry and exit, reported CCTV. (more...)
Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in care row Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in care row
- April 24, 2018

He said flying Alfie to a foreign hospital would be wrong and pointless. A High Court judge last night dismissed a "last-ditch appeal" by the parents of the 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fight. After a stand-off they rejoined a group of about 200 protesters. The head of the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, Mariella Enoc, traveled to Liverpool to make an in-person bid to have the boy transferred to the Vatican facility. (more...)
BC man identified as victim killed by vigilante mob in Peru BC man identified as victim killed by vigilante mob in Peru
- April 24, 2018

A Canadian man named Sebastian Woodroffe was lynched by an angry mob in the Peruvian Amazon for allegedly murdering local 81-year-old shaman , Olivia Arévalo. He went to study plant medicine as an addiction treatment tool, according to a video he posted to YouTube. Global Affairs Canada did not confirm Woodroffe's identity but confirmed they are looking into the death of a Canadian man in Peru. (more...)
Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state — WASHINGTON |The Latest Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state — WASHINGTON |The Latest
- April 24, 2018

But Paul's sudden reversal after repeated vows to oppose Pompeo gave Republicans on the committee just enough votes for approval, even in the face of united Democratic opposition. Asked about Paul's change of heart, Trump said, "He's a good man". A negative vote could have unsettled delicate negotiations with North Korea. (more...)
South Korea Halts Cross-Border Propaganda Broadcasts Ahead of Historic Summit South Korea Halts Cross-Border Propaganda Broadcasts Ahead of Historic Summit
- April 24, 2018

On Sunday, Trump initially defended his efforts in negotiations with North Korea by claiming the country had "agreed to denuclearization ". A summit meeting between Trump and Kim would be the first between an American and North Korea leader. (more...)
The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is suing Facebook - find out why The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is suing Facebook - find out why
- April 24, 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that United Kingdom consumers are increasingly being targeted by binary options investment scams. Lewis says the action is created to get Facebook to change its advertising policy and introduce settings where well-known figures are asked for approval when their name is used in an advert. (more...)
United Kingdom govt dealt another Brexit defeat in parliament United Kingdom govt dealt another Brexit defeat in parliament
- April 24, 2018

The issue of whether Britain should remain in a customs union with Brussels goes to the heart of the Brexit divide at the Conservative Party. Earlier, Mrs May was forced to again insist the United Kingdom must leave the customs union after Brexit in order to strike trade deals around the world after a massive defeat on the issue in the Lords. (more...)
Trump Floats Making Border Security a Condition for NAFTA Agreement Trump Floats Making Border Security a Condition for NAFTA Agreement
- April 24, 2018

Marie Vincent, a US-based immigration attorney who met the caravan on a stop along the way, said numerous immigrants had a strong case for USA asylum either because they faced political persecution, lethal threats from gangs, or violence because of gender or sexual identity. (more...)
People Dead after van hits Pedestrians in Toronto People Dead after van hits Pedestrians in Toronto
- April 24, 2018

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation identified the suspect as Alek Minassian , 25, without identifying its source for that information. In a press conference later, Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale ruled out any terror links. (more...)
Trump's Dangerous Ignorance About North Korea Negotiations Trump's Dangerous Ignorance About North Korea Negotiations
- April 24, 2018

Trump is expected to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May or June to talk about dismantling the regime's nuclear weapons program. Todd said of Kim's overtures ahead of the summit, "He seems to be giving very little but making it seem like he's giving a lot". (more...)
Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President
- April 24, 2018

Both leaders have strong domestic reasons to put tensions aside. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which is headquartered in Beijing , was founded in 2001. Longer term, though, differences between the two powers are likely to resurface. China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative of transport and energy links bypasses India, apart from a corner of the disputed Kashmir region, also claimed by Pakistan, but involves India's neighbours Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. (more...)
Bracing for Iranian Counterstrike, Israel Exposes Iran's Air Defenses in Syria Bracing for Iranian Counterstrike, Israel Exposes Iran's Air Defenses in Syria
- April 24, 2018

On the other hand, the Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded: "Do not test us". The threat from Mousavi comes while tension has escalated with an Israeli strike on an Iranian base in Syria earlier this month. Netanyahu told senior Israeli officials that Israel would "not be deterred by the cost and we will exact a price from those who seek our lives", the Israel news website Ynetnews reported. (more...)
Yemen Houthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels Yemen Houthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels
- April 24, 2018

A large portion of Yemen's third city Taiz is held by pro-government fighters, but the entrances to the city are controlled by Houthi rebels. On October 7, 2015, another air raid killed 43 people at a wedding in Sanaban village in the Dhammar governorate in Yemen . (more...)
Monkey in 'selfie' can not sue for copyright, United States court says Monkey in 'selfie' can not sue for copyright, United States court says
- April 24, 2018

The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that animals can not own copyrights. A settlement was reached out of court in the case past year. (more...)
57 killed in bombing at Kabul voter centre 57 killed in bombing at Kabul voter centre
- April 23, 2018

The Jordanian government condemns and rejects such acts of terrorism targeting innocent people, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Mohammed Momani, said in a statement on Sunday. Last week, three police officers responsible for guarding voter registration centres in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities. (more...)
Mnuchin considers traveling to China amid trade spat Mnuchin considers traveling to China amid trade spat
- April 23, 2018

Treasury Steven Mnuchin urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to address what the Trump administration says are unfair trade practices and called on the World Bank to steer cheap loans away from China and towards poorer countries. (more...)
Inspectors Enter Syrian Town to Investigate Suspected Chemical Attack Inspectors Enter Syrian Town to Investigate Suspected Chemical Attack
- April 23, 2018

The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. Images that emerged from Douma at the time showed lifeless bodies collapsed in crowded rooms, some with foam around their noses and mouths. But the cylinder looked like others identified by the worldwide NGO Human Rights Watch at other locations of chlorine gas attacks attributed to the regime in 2016. (more...)
Congress releases next list of candidates; Siddaramaiah to contest from Badami too Congress releases next list of candidates; Siddaramaiah to contest from Badami too
- April 23, 2018

Moily, who heads a 15-member panel formed to draft the party's manifesto for the Karnataka polls, said he has presented the draft to the chief minister, the KPCC president and also K C Venugopal, general secretary in-charge of Karnataka. Siddaramaiah, who has been cagey about his candidature from Badami, will file his nomination between 2pm and 3pm. Ambareesh continues to play spoilsport. (more...)
President Trump considers posthumous pardon for boxing champ Jack Johnson President Trump considers posthumous pardon for boxing champ Jack Johnson
- April 23, 2018

Johnson, a former heavyweight champion, was arrested in 1912 on suspicion of violating the Mann Act - which forbid people from transporting women across state lines for " immoral purposes ". Johnson won the world heavyweight crown in 1908 in Sydney, beating the reigning Tommy Burns of Canada. Trump is considering a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson . (more...)
The first Earth Day The first Earth Day
- April 23, 2018

We recently saw the "plasticberg" of garbage that drifted into parts of our pristine Caribbean Sea, underscoring the plastic pollution that already spoils some of our beaches. People are asked to reduce the amount of plastic used by each person annually. For ten years, on April 22nd, the International Earth Day or Earth Day is celebrated. (more...)
Macron on 'special' relationship with Trump: 'We are both mavericks' Macron on 'special' relationship with Trump: 'We are both mavericks'
- April 23, 2018

Trump ended his first year without receiving a foreign leader on a state visit, making him the first president in almost 100 years to do so and heightening the stakes for Tuesday. Macron addressed the military strike that France, the United States and Britain launched in Syria a week ago, pointing out that it comes within the framework of global legitimacy, it said in a statement. (more...)
Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination
- April 23, 2018

Longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch announced earlier this year he wouldn't be seeking re-election. In launching his U.S. Senate bid, Romney has tried to keep his focus on state matters rather than his background of well-documented feuds with President Donald Trump , whom he called a "conman" along with also a fake during the 2016 race. (more...)
World's oldest person dies at age 117 World's oldest person dies at age 117
- April 23, 2018

Tajima's reign as the world's oldest person lasted only seven months, after Jamaican Violet Brown died at the age of 117 and 189 days on September 15, 2017. Now comes Miyako, who lives south of Tokyo. Since Ms Brown's death, Guinness World Records has been investigating who is the oldest person in the world and was yet to recognise Ms Tajima as such. (more...)

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