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Crews battling large brush fire in Odessa, Starkey Wilderness Park shut down Crews battling large brush fire in Odessa, Starkey Wilderness Park shut down
- May 01, 2017

Shawn Whited, Pasco County Fire Rescue division chief of training, said the blaze is spreading fast aided by strong wind in the area. He said no structures are threatened, but there are homes to the northwest of the fire. Both eastbound lanes remain open. In the meantime, Pasco County is the midst of evacuating and shutting down Starkey Wilderness Park on Wilderness Park Blvd. (more...)
USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with S.Korean navy USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with S.Korean navy
- May 01, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test came hours after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mounted an effort at the United Nations on Friday to rally pressure against Kim Jong Un's regime. "But we have a situation that we just can not let - we can not let what's been going on for a long period of years continue", Trump added. "But again, you know, we'll find out whether or not President Xi is able to affect change", Trump said. (more...)
Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister
- May 01, 2017

Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea on the day. But Mr. Pence said the remarks were actually encouraging. Donald Trump has said how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between his nation and the United States. (more...)
J&K: Students clash with security forces in Pulwama; ISIS flags hoisted? J&K: Students clash with security forces in Pulwama; ISIS flags hoisted?
- May 01, 2017

Tear-smoke shells were used to disperse the protesting students. The students were protesting outside a police station, demanding the release of their classmates who were arrested by the police last week, reports said. The students also jointly staged a dharna outside the police station. Students clashed with the security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, triggering a stand-off and shutdown on Monday. (more...)
Netanyahu may cancel talks with German minister over NGO meetings Netanyahu may cancel talks with German minister over NGO meetings
- May 01, 2017

Oren, who also canceled his own scheduled meeting with the foreign minister, suggested Gabriel may have even been looking for a fight, hoping to gain publicity and domestic German support for the move. A diplomatic tiff erupted Tuesday over a planned meeting by the visiting German foreign minister with a group highly critical of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. (more...)
Syrian rebels fight each other in besieged Damascus enclave Syrian rebels fight each other in besieged Damascus enclave
- May 01, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of at least 74 fighters since clashes between rebel groups broke out on Friday. Jaish Al-Islam is one of the biggest Syrian opposition groups and has been the dominant faction in the Eastern Ghouta. Its leader, Zahran Alloush, was killed in an air strike in December 2015. (more...)
Speculation: Israel Bombed Iranian Cargo Planes on Damascus Base Tarmac Speculation: Israel Bombed Iranian Cargo Planes on Damascus Base Tarmac
- May 01, 2017

According to a report by the pro-opposition watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , the blast from the strikes "could be heard all through Damascus and its suburbs", and fire was seen rising near the airport. "Iran and Hezbollah are overstretched, and it's not clear they can afford to gamble with a direct showdown with Israel now", said Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center. (more...)
Ram Madhav: No question of talks with separatists Ram Madhav: No question of talks with separatists
- May 01, 2017

He said Kashmir is essentially a political problem that needs a political solution through dialogue and discussions. Huge support proves that patriotic people of Jammu region are now aware and would not become slaves of Kashmiri and New Delhi leaders, he said adding that national parties like Congress and BJP have befooled the people of Jammu region by false promises during elections. (more...)
US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election
- May 01, 2017

Republicans are so desperate to hold onto the house seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district that they are sending unpopular House Speaker Paul Ryan to campaign for GOP candidate Karen Handel . Ossoff's vote is nearly exactly at the level where FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver gave him even odds of winning (or losing) a runoff. "It is now Hollywood vs. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 pm today Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 pm today
- May 01, 2017

A 40 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. WINDS... Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph inland, and northeast 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph near Lake Superior. Gusts up to 30 miles per hour in the evening. The National Weather Service said the only official measurement they had received for Cañon City was one inch, however, Eastern Fremont County, including Cañon City, is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. (more...)
Erdogan to Protest US-Kurdish Patrols in Syrian Border to Trump Erdogan to Protest US-Kurdish Patrols in Syrian Border to Trump
- May 01, 2017

There is a YPG centre on the mountain near the village. Moreover, a Syrian YPG commander on Friday told Reuters that us forces would soon be monitoring the situation along the Syria-Turkey border. Turkey has long complained about U.S. military ties with the Kurds, complaining they are all terrorists. Rather than ally with the legal Syrian government and Russian Federation to destroy ISIS, the Pentagon evidently prefers to continue its 6-year failed regime change operation against ... (more...)
USA 'will honour' refugee deal with Australia that Trump called 'dumb' USA 'will honour' refugee deal with Australia that Trump called 'dumb'
- May 01, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, receives the gift of a book called Rendezvous with Destiny by Michael Fullilove, left, as Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove looks on during a lunch reception for Australian. Under the deal , agreed with then President Barack Obama late previous year, the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. (more...)
US Defense Secretary Mattis says Syria retains chemical weapons US Defense Secretary Mattis says Syria retains chemical weapons
- May 01, 2017

Mattis also said there's "no doubt" Syria has moved its warplanes recently. He did not elaborate. Mattis spoke at a news conference in Tel Aviv alongside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The draft decision put forward by Moscow and Tehran - and obtained by AFP - had called for a new OPCW probe "to establish whether chemical weapons were used in Khan Sheikhoun and how they were delivered to the site of the reported incident". (more...)
Turkish President Erdogan accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan Turkish President Erdogan accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan
- May 01, 2017

Erdogan while expressing concern said that Turkey is ready to involve itself in finding a solution. "We would like to contribute to the world peace". However, a clear majority of Turkish citizens living in European Union member states who participated in Turkey's referendum, voted in favor of the 18-article bill promising a wide range of constitutional changes. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Gets Icy Reception At Women's Summit In Berlin Ivanka Trump Gets Icy Reception At Women's Summit In Berlin
- May 01, 2017

Might the audience's skepticism, the moderator asked , stem from the attitude towards women Donald Trump had displayed in the past. While appearing on a panel for an worldwide women's entrepreneurship summit, held in Berlin , the First Daughter was grilled over her official role in the White House. (more...)
Timeline: President Donald Trump vs. North Korea Timeline: President Donald Trump vs. North Korea
- May 01, 2017

It is also a fact that three countries - China, Pakistan and Iran - have always come to the rescue of North Korea, thanks to the clandestine and illegal nuclear and missile business. He also stressed that the Trump administration will only engage in talks with Pyongyang when it exhibits "a good faith commitment" to implement Security Council resolutions "and their past promises to end their nuclear programs". (more...)
Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance
- May 01, 2017

Trump in the telephone call also affirmed America's treaty alliance and friendship with the Philippines and Duterte. Phelim Kine, HRW's deputy director for Asia, said the U.S.is obligated to urge accountability for the victims of Duterte's drug offensive. (more...)
Israeli officials: Assad believed to have to 3 tons of chemical weapons Israeli officials: Assad believed to have to 3 tons of chemical weapons
- May 01, 2017

The Russian military is questioning the conclusions by the global chemical weapons watchdog that victims of the April 4 suspected chemical attack in Syria were exposed to sarin or a similar toxin. Bashar al-Assad declared for RIA Novosti that UN failed to send any official to investigate the chemical weapon attack from Khan Sheikhoun and the United States are not allowing experts to travel to Syria because everything is a lie. (more...)
Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content
- May 01, 2017

Police say 37-year-old Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin in Cleveland , as the grandfather was walking home from an Easter meal. Stephens, who shot himself at the denouement of a police chase on Tuesday, is believed to have killed a complete stranger and posted footage of the murder on social media. (more...)
Buffalo Bills fire general manager Whaley 1 day after draft Buffalo Bills fire general manager Whaley 1 day after draft
- May 01, 2017

Should starter Taylor be injured or endure another bad season it's not far-fetched to believe Peterman sees National Football League action this year. Sabuda said it's a small world, with very few job openings in the NFL. "Doug has demonstrated an excellent eye for talent and has been an asset to the organization on many levels". (more...)