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Alfie Evans dies 5 days after hospital yanks his life support Alfie Evans dies 5 days after hospital yanks his life support
- April 30, 2018

He will spend the next 12 months there. Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old British toddler at the centre of a High Court battle, died on Saturday almost a week after his life support was withdrawn. Pope Francis has responded to the death of little Alfie Evans, the disabled boy who died just days short of his 2nd birthday. Hundreds of supporters gathered in Springfield Park in Liverpool , next to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital where Alfie was treated. (more...)
Trump blasts Dems, media at rally Trump blasts Dems, media at rally
- April 30, 2018

And he left the overwhelmingly white and working-class audience at the Saturday night rally in Washington Township, Michigan , in no doubt that he is unlikely to start respecting the rules of conventional politics. Clinton later did a partial rollback, said she had been "grossly generalistic" and regretted saying the label fit "half" of Trump's supporters. Trump called on the crowd to "elect more Republicans so we can protect our cities, defend our borders, grow our economy, and continue ... (more...)
ASEAN Leaders Warned on IS Threats ASEAN Leaders Warned on IS Threats
- April 29, 2018

The leaders welcomed the commencement of "substantive negotiations" between China and ASEAN "towards the early conclusion of an effective Code of Conduct in the South China Sea on a mutually-agreed timeline". The smart cities network, which aims to better connect digital infrastructure and services like e-payments across the region, is Singapore's flagship initiative as the chair of ASEAN this year. (more...)
Woman Naxal killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh Woman Naxal killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh
- April 29, 2018

Police officers familiar with the matter said intelligence-based operations have been launched at many places in Bijapur and south Sukma districts and that Saturday's operation was a result of that. The bodies of naxalites were taken to Bijapur for the identification. The rebels were reportedly active in Usoor and Basaguda areas of Bijapur district, and once they are identified, it can be found out which Naxal squad they were part of, Awasthi said. (more...)
Arizona teachers historic statewide walkout is latest demonstration in #RedForEd movement
- April 29, 2018

She said that her daughter's teacher frequently spends money from her own pocket for classroom supplies, and that Arizona's lag in education spending means that children here miss out on learning opportunities available to students elsewhere. (more...)
Teenagers Died after a Storm in Israel Teenagers Died after a Storm in Israel
- April 29, 2018

According to the Israeli media, the nine hikers, eight female and one male, were part of a group of about 25 who were hiking in the vicinity of the stream near the Dead Sea. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying: "All of Israel laments in the bad tragedy that cut short the lives of ten young, wonderful people who had such promising futures". (more...)
Kathua rape trial stayed till May 7 by SC Kathua rape trial stayed till May 7 by SC
- April 29, 2018

The Supreme Court today stayed till May 7 the trial in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, after being seized with petitions seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh and handing over the investigation to the CBI . The BCI team, in fact, did not meet the Crime Branch team or consider the FIR filed by J&K Police in Kathua police station against the lawyers for "restraining" the Crime Branch from filing the charge sheet, "using criminal force upon the police" and "disallowing them from ... (more...)
2 fires strike high-rise once planned as Trump hotel in Azerbaijan 2 fires strike high-rise once planned as Trump hotel in Azerbaijan
- April 29, 2018

No injuries were reported in the blaze. He added that the firefighters took more than 3 hours to extinguish the fire, adding that the response to emergency services was delayed because the roads were closed in preparation for the events of the Formula One race at the Baku City Circuit. (more...)
National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery open to the public National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery open to the public
- April 29, 2018

There is one column for each of the 800 USA counties where researchers uncovered lynchings. Beyond the sculptures are the monuments to those who lost their lives to "racial terror" lynchings after the Civil War. "This shadow can not be lifted until we shine the light of truth on the destructive violence that shaped our nation, [traumatized] people of [color] and compromised our commitment to the rule of law and to equal justice". (more...)
Khawaja Asif disqualified as a member of parliament Khawaja Asif disqualified as a member of parliament
- April 29, 2018

It merits to note here that the employment permits of two federal ministers - Khawaja Asif and Ahsan Iqbal - were surfaced after the Panama joint investigation team (JIT) unearthed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's UAE-based Iqama (work permit). ISLAMABAD-Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif was removed from his post by a court Thursday, as a clash between the elected government and the judiciary further jolted Pakistan's shaky democracy. (more...)
Rapper admits to dissolving three missing students' bodies in acid, authorities say Rapper admits to dissolving three missing students' bodies in acid, authorities say
- April 28, 2018

With so many things to do, any reasonable person would think that everyone in the Pearl of the West would have something better to do than for drug cartel members to torture three local film students by dissolving their bodies in acid . "A total lack of values", student Jose Eduardo Gomez told AFP . The Jalisco cartel formed around 2010 and has since expanded across Mexico. The three victims had been filming a school project at a former hangout for members of the Nueva Plaza gang in ... (more...)
Donald Trump Thanks Kanye West for His 'Very Cool' Tweets About Him Donald Trump Thanks Kanye West for His 'Very Cool' Tweets About Him
- April 28, 2018

Many Twitter users were nonplussed by West's pro-Trump posts, quoting lyrics from West's satirical song I Love Kanye , from his 2016 album The Life of Pablo . Earlier Wednesday, West sent shockwaves through social media with another tweet. That's just not fair. Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this. (more...)
Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision
- April 28, 2018

Darvish was sharp in this one, yielding just three hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts. Darvish left with a 2-1 lead, but Milwaukee tied it the score in the seventh off the bullpen to deny Darvish his first victory with Chicago . (more...)
European Union to ban all bee-harming pesticides European Union to ban all bee-harming pesticides
- April 28, 2018

The vote comes after the EU's food safety watchdog found the pesticides pose a risk to bees. First approved for use in the European Union in 2005, neonicotinoids are highly toxic to insects and other invertebrates - far more so than to mammals, birds or reptiles - and they affect insects by targeting their central nervous system, paralyzing and then killing them, according to the EC. (more...)
Published a report on the intervention of Russian Federation in election Published a report on the intervention of Russian Federation in election
- April 28, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) (left) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) head for a House Republican conference meeting on February 6 at the U.S. The panel wrote that intelligence officials should immediately alert presidential candidates when they discovers "legitimate" threats to the campaign and also tell Congress. (more...)
Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. says she is an informant Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. says she is an informant
- April 28, 2018

The emails the Dossier organization have suggest Veselnitskaya worked closely with a top official in Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office to fend off a USA fraud case against one of her clients. Khodorkovsky spent a decade in prison on fraud and tax-evasion convictions. Natalia Veselnitskaya told the Senate Judiciary Committee in November that she worked only as a private lawyer, and she downplayed her ties to the Kremlin . (more...)
China: Knife-wielding man attacks children after school; seven dead, 12 injured China: Knife-wielding man attacks children after school; seven dead, 12 injured
- April 28, 2018

The suspect was identified as Zhao Moumou of Mizhi County. Some showed bodies along alleyways and other injured people calling for help. One man with a knife attacked 19 children walking home from school in China Friday. But perhaps the worst spate of stabbings occurred in 2010, which included a period of three consecutive days in which attackers targeted schools. The attack took place in the Shaanxi province southwest of Beijing . (more...)
Romaine lettuce outbreak sickens 98 people in 22 states Romaine lettuce outbreak sickens 98 people in 22 states
- April 28, 2018

Weeks after the initial recall, the E.coli outbreak linked to contaminated lettuce continues. "Even if you tested food for one type of E. coli bacteria, it could be contaminated with a different type". The Washington Post reported the story of a 16-year-old girl from California who was rushed to hospital in severe pain and has been diagnosed with kidney failure as part of this outbreak. (more...)
Trump to visit UK in July Trump to visit UK in July
- April 28, 2018

Maz Saleem, from Stand Up to Trump, said: " Donald Trump is an open racist and sexist, a volatile and risky character who seems set on taking the West into further wars". "Further details will be set out in due course", he said. He would have been guaranteed a meeting if a rumoured state visit had gone through past year. (more...)
Philippines expels Australian nun for 'political activities' Philippines expels Australian nun for 'political activities'
- April 28, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines originally ordered an investigation into Fox for "disorderly conduct" and brought claims against her for involvement in political activity reaching beyond the scope of her missionary work. "In 1990, when my Congregation was asking for volunteers to come to the Philippines, I eagerly volunteered as I had Filipino friends in Australia". (more...)
Rosen: 'There were 9 mistakes ahead of me' Rosen: 'There were 9 mistakes ahead of me'
- April 28, 2018

Linebacker Roquan Smith went to the Chicago Bears, and left tackle Mike McGlinchey landed with the San Francisco 49ers one pick ahead of them. "I was a little emotional last night", Rosen said Friday. "Maybe. There were just a lot of different things going on". "I'm lucky now. I got picked". I have families, I have kids, and if I don't play well and I don't pan out, people have to get new jobs. (more...)
Israel Shelves Plans to Deport African Migrants by Force Israel Shelves Plans to Deport African Migrants by Force
- April 28, 2018

African asylum seekers and activists protest against plans to deport migrants at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on March 24, 2018. They say they fled danger at home and that it is not safe to return to another African country, but Israel considers the majority of African asylum seekers to be economic migrants. (more...)
Alliance Working towards Next NATO-Russia Council, Stoltenberg Says Alliance Working towards Next NATO-Russia Council, Stoltenberg Says
- April 28, 2018

The new American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , up until now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will enter the worldwide world of foreign affairs on Friday. He once suggested the answer to Tehran's nuclear programme - which Iran has always said was for peaceful means only - was 2,000 bombing sorties. Friday's talks of the 29 foreign ministers - and a defence ministers' meeting in May - will prepare the way for a full summit in July that could see the U.S. (more...)
Macron vows Iran will 'never' possess nuclear weapons
- April 27, 2018

If there is a true proving ground for first ladies, Melania Trump may be on it. The French president told us he sees his role as an "honest broker", facilitating USA diplomacy with Russia , Turkey and Iran . Macron seems to imagine himself out on the edge of the cliff with the Great Disrupter, after Trump guts the Iran deal, helping him avoid disaster. (more...)
West Bengal Panchayat Polls On May 14, Results On May 17 West Bengal Panchayat Polls On May 14, Results On May 17
- April 27, 2018

Counting to happen May 17, and re-polls will be held on May 16 as & where required. Apparently criticising the BJP for allegedly carrying a photograph of killings in Bangladesh in the party's election manifesto in Bengal she said, "They are using a photograph of an incident of killing in Bangladesh in their manifesto claiming it a picture of mass killing here". (more...)

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