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Terror suspect linked to Paris attacks surrenders to police
- April 22, 2017

While in detention, he shot and wounded a prison officer after seizing his gun. An anti-terror investigation is under way into the attack and raids were being carried out on properties across the capital. United States vice president Mike Pence said the shooting was the "latest reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere, any time" and his country "will not relent in our effort to end terrorism". (more...)
Chelsea captain John Terry to leave at end of season Chelsea captain John Terry to leave at end of season
- April 22, 2017

The news was expected, but it still hit hard and I'm guessing we won't be able to truly process its meaning for some time. Terry has made only five league appearances this season - enough to earn a medal if Chelsea finish as champions - but his contribution to their golden era under Roman Abramovich is unquestioned. (more...)
Le Pen gains support after Paris attack but Macron still seen winning Le Pen gains support after Paris attack but Macron still seen winning
- April 22, 2017

The threat of Islamic extremism after two years of attacks that killed more than 230 people, and with police thwarting what the government said was another planned attack this week, meant the vote was being held under heightened security, with more than 50,000 police and soldiers mobilized for Sunday. (more...)
Snooker: O'Sullivan accusations unfounded - Hearn Snooker: O'Sullivan accusations unfounded - Hearn
- April 22, 2017

The way he plays, in the long-form matches it suits him". Despite a regular tournament victor, he has only won one of snooker's triple crown - the 2011 UK Championship - and is still waiting to taste success at either the Masters or World Championship . (more...)
Police Officer Killed, Two Injured In Shooting Police Officer Killed, Two Injured In Shooting
- April 22, 2017

Islamic State (Isis) has said one of its " fighters " carried out the attack. Paris: A police officer was gunned down in the heart of this capital on Thursday, just three days before French voters will cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election . (more...)
Le Pen slips behind Macron in French election race Le Pen slips behind Macron in French election race
- April 22, 2017

Le Pen accused previous governments of being "inadequate and weak" and asked President Francois Hollande to restore border controls and the detain suspected radicals as his last act in government. Said Le Pen , "I have a strong faith and I am fortunate in that I have never doubted it". Speaking in Indonesia Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence said the attack was just the latest reminder "that terrorism can strike anywhere at anytime". (more...)
OAS chief condemns Venezuela as march unfolds OAS chief condemns Venezuela as march unfolds
- April 22, 2017

Carlos Romero, just three days away from his 18th birthday, was walking to play soccer with friends when he bumped into pro-government militias stalking a pocket of protesters, family spokesman Melvin Sojo told The Associated Press, based on the accounts of two people who rushed Romero to the hospital after he was hit by gunfire. (more...)
Opportunism knocked: Nicola Sturgeon attacks Theresa May's election U-turn
- April 22, 2017

He will vow to "prove the Establishment experts wrong and change the direction of this election". After debating the motion put forward by May in Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs threw their support behind the early election, well and truly passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. (more...)
Trump congratulates Erdogan on victory in constitutional referendum Trump congratulates Erdogan on victory in constitutional referendum
- April 22, 2017

Turkey voted on Sunday to switch to a presidential system, greatly increasing Erdogan's powers. NAIJ.com learnt that Erdogan won 51.3 per cent of the votes in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics. (more...)
Nigeria Arrests 53 Over Gay Wedding Nigeria Arrests 53 Over Gay Wedding
- April 22, 2017

Anyone who enters a same-sex marriage or civil union, if convicted, faces a 14-year prison sentence; anyone who witnesses or aids the marriage is liable to 10 years' imprisonment. Some of the men later appeared before a Sharia court for a bail hearing and an angry crowd gathered outside, demanding swift and severe punishment. (more...)
Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike
- April 22, 2017

The strike was launched to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day as inmates demand improved medical care and better treatment of female prisoners. According to the BBC , while Palestinians regard these protestors as political prisoners, Israel prefers to view them as terrorists. (more...)
White House denies reports of shakeup that will oust Bannon, Priebus
- April 22, 2017

Politico reported Wednesday night that Bannon considered leaving his White House job after being removed from the council. President Trump is said to be stoking the conflict between aides to have his underlings fight among themselves for his favor, which sounds like a great tactic for producing a reality show, but not for running a White House. (more...)
Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise
- April 22, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hasn't produced any positive shift yet in Russia-U.S. relations, the Kremlin said Thursday. "The perspective of the United States is that the recent chemical weapons attack carried out by Syria was planned, directed and executed by Syrian regime forces". (more...)
Former Tennessee teacher in kidnapping case captured, girl safe
- April 22, 2017

Cummins now faces federal charges for taking a minor over state lines for the objective of sex, WBIR reported . Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher, Tad Cummins , were were found in one of these two cabins pictured in rural Siskiyou County, California, on April 20 , 2017. (more...)
McKay dominates for Phoenix to overpower Alaska McKay dominates for Phoenix to overpower Alaska
- April 22, 2017

McKay, who is averaging 23.5 points, 18.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 blocks per contest, needs local support for the Fuel Masters end a two-game slide. EYEING FIFTH WIN IN A ROW Winner of its last four matches after starting the tournament with a loss, TNT looks to stretch its Commissioner's Cup streak against GlobalPort. (more...)
Ousted South Korean president formally charged in corruption probe Ousted South Korean president formally charged in corruption probe
- April 22, 2017

Lee, the chief of the biggest, Samsung Group, was arrested suspected of bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. She was impeached late a year ago and now stands accused of abuse of power, coercion, bribery and leaking government secrets, prosecutors said. (more...)
Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally
- April 22, 2017

North Korea has conducted a series of ballistic missile launches in recent months in defiance of United Nations sanctions and concerns have been growing that the reclusive state could soon conduct a sixth nuclear test. The US has also diverted a US Navy strike group towards the Korean Peninsula as a show of force shortly before the missile strike. A United Nations report which noted the use of the trucks in the display of mobile artillery a year ago did not name Sinotruk, but said that the ... (more...)
Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message' Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'
- April 22, 2017

Russian Federation has blocked the UN Security Council from condemning North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement drafted by the United States, diplomats said. He said the American commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable". The North has said such launches are an act of deterrence against a potential invasion by the US or South Korea. (more...)
British PM May says June election result 'not certain' despite front-runner status
- April 22, 2017

Britain's parliament has voted by 522 to 13 in favour of Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to hold an early national election. Britain's next national election had not been due until for 2020, a year after the scheduled completion of two years of European Union exit talks. (more...)
Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message' Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'
- April 22, 2017

North Korea has said it would test missiles when it sees fit and a South Korean analyst said he believed they would do so. "It flies as quickly as a flash of lightning to challenge imperialism", according to Yonhap News Agency. Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US, adding his country's "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. (more...)