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Obama wades into French election ahead of Sunday vote
- April 22, 2017

The former USA president's last intervention in a foreign election campaign, when he backed the pro-EU campaign in Britain's Brexit referendum, didn't go so well: The other side won. "An endorsement was not the goal of the call, as President Obama is not making any formal endorsement in advance of the run-off election on Sunday", he continued. (more...)
France Says To Provide Proof On Syria Government Chemical Weapons Use France Says To Provide Proof On Syria Government Chemical Weapons Use
- April 22, 2017

OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu told members of the organization's Executive Council the results of tests done by designated laboratories were "incontrovertible". Speaking in Washington during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said the shooting in Paris "looks like another terrorist attack" and sent condolences to France . (more...)
UK PM May urges parliament to vote for early election
- April 22, 2017

A no-confidence motion would act as a trigger for an early election but could be embarrassing for May and the Conservative government and not a route they will want to go down. A YouGov poll published in this week's Sunday Times saw its support reach 44%, giving the party a comfortable 21-point lead over Labour's 23% standing. (more...)
Three women confess to killing blasphemy suspect in Sialkot Three women confess to killing blasphemy suspect in Sialkot
- April 22, 2017

Senior area police officer Ejaz Hameed said local residents had accused Abbas of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in 2004 and that a police case had been registered. Last week (April 13) a mob beat student Mashal Khan to death when blasphemy accusations spread across a university campus in the northern city of Mardan. (more...)
China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula
- April 22, 2017

One U.S. official said additional space was also being set aside for aircraft at seven airfields. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high as the North continues to engage in provocative behavior in violation of global restrictions. (more...)
Married man sends fake plane hijack email to avoid trip with girlfriend Married man sends fake plane hijack email to avoid trip with girlfriend
- April 22, 2017

Limba added that Vamshi was not in a position to reach the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on time. The accused told police that his Chennai-based girlfriend had proposed a trip to Mumbai and Goa. "Embarkation (boarding) security increased, anti-contingency plan put in place and meeting of all stakeholders was held". Security was beefed up at the Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports and security agencies were put on high alert. (more...)
India Warns Pakistan Against Executing Indian Officer Convicted Of Spying India Warns Pakistan Against Executing Indian Officer Convicted Of Spying
- April 22, 2017

Recalling how a senior Pakistani leader had himself expressed doubts about the adequacy of evidence in the espionage case, Swaraj said "From the time his abduction was known, our High Commission in Islamabad has continuously pressed Pakistani authorities for consular access". (more...)
Nitish meets Sonia Gandhi; talks grand alliance, presidential poll Nitish meets Sonia Gandhi; talks grand alliance, presidential poll
- April 22, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee's term draws to a close on July 25. The meeting followed a discussion between Gandhi and Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) or JD (U) president Nitish Kumar on the issue on Thursday, people aware of the matter said. (more...)
Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal
- April 22, 2017

Trump as a presidential candidate vowed to rip up the deal or renegotiate it, but hasn't said since taking office exactly how he'll proceed. Mr. Trump was asked about the shooting Thursday during a press conference with the Italian prime minister - he said it "looks like another terrorist attack" and added , "What can you say?" "Today, we heard unsubstantiated allegations against my country which I categorically reject as a misleading propaganda campaign against Iran and its role in the ... (more...)
Televangelist up for human trafficking appears in court Televangelist up for human trafficking appears in court
- April 22, 2017

Women protesting outside the Hawks' PE offices following the arrest of the pastor. Well-known Port Elizabeth attorney Terry Price was also present at the airport. A group held up placards supporting the alleged sex-abuse victims outside the Hawks' of fices. "We as the association of honest and lawful Nigerians stand against such acts and do not support such", said Uwha. (more...)
Police arrest wanted Boko Haram militant in Bauchi
- April 22, 2017

He vowed to continue the onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists until they surrender to Nigerian troops. He said the IDPs were being kept in a camp at Banki in Bama Local Government Area of the state. The Boko Haram forces also removed weapons and ammunition from the base armory . The first attack was carried out by over 200 Boko-haram soldiers arriving on bikes and accompanied by five gun trucks which were mounted with twin-barreled artillery guns at around 6pm on Monday. (more...)
One policeman killed, two injured in Paris shooting
- April 22, 2017

The two police officers injured in the attack are out of danger, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. The UK Foreign Office said: "The British embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following reports of a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris". (more...)
Death penalty Arkansas executes first inmate since 1995
- April 22, 2017

Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese, 26, two years prior, reports CNN . Inmates' attorneys also failed in efforts to block the executions based on concerns about midazolam, which has been used in flawed executions in other states. (more...)
Labour has a real opportunity in this general election
- April 22, 2017

Asked how he would overcome the poor poll ratings, Corbyn pointed to how he overcame the odds to be elected Labour leader in the first place: "All I can say is, in 2015, nearly exactly two years ago, I was given 200/1 as an outside chance". (more...)
General Motors shuts down operations
- April 22, 2017

Reverol said Thursday that Paola Ramirez was killed on Wednesday by a member of Vente Venezuela , a party led by high-profile opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. On the same day when this facility was seized, anti-government protesters conflicted with the authorities in a nation that going through economic problems like triple-digit inflation and food shortages. (more...)
Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Injunction Blocking Arkansas From Using Execution Drugs Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Injunction Blocking Arkansas From Using Execution Drugs
- April 22, 2017

SOLOMON GRAVES: A lethal injection was administered at 11:44 p.m. But at a recent press conference at the governor's mansion, he actually said that that was his preference, to do these series of three double executions, that he thought it'd be better on the staff to get it all over and done with at once. (more...)
Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory
- April 22, 2017

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said such a move would be "synonymous with the end of the European dream" and mark the end of Turkey's long-running talks to join the EU. On Tuesday, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, also told ORF radio that irregularities could have changed the outcome of the plebiscite. (more...)
Local man believed to be 'coward' gunman in Paris attack
- April 22, 2017

A second suspect has turned himself in to the Belgian police, AFP reports . There is some confusion over Cheurfi's possible links to Islamic State. "In times such as these we have to demonstrate that France is united", he said. "What does seem clear is that Islamic State was planning something". (more...)
Guns, explosives found at Marseille flat in foiled pre-election attack Guns, explosives found at Marseille flat in foiled pre-election attack
- April 22, 2017

Police searched the house the suspects were held in and found explosive substances similar to highly volatile TATP as well as weapons. A man arrested in France over an "imminent and violent attack" ahead of the first round of France's presidential election was also wanted in Belgium, it has emerged. (more...)
New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders
- April 22, 2017

It combines terrifying, real-life heights, with virtual reality. The exciting ride will immerse thrill-seekers in a mixed reality where they'll encounter a battle against giant mutant spiders. The "Drop of Doom" at Six Flags Great Adventure is spooking even the bravest rider. The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode. (more...)