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Flags half mast for PC Palmer
- April 22, 2017

Thousands of police officers attended the funeral of PC Keith Palmer in London. Rows of officers in dress uniform, many displaying service medals, lined up on nearby streets as on-duty colleagues stood guard during the massive security operation. (more...)
General Motors factory seized by Venezuela
- April 22, 2017

GM has halted its operations here following the confiscation of its only factory in Venezuela and regards this seizure as an illegal judicial confiscation of its assets. Protests against Maduro continued Thursday. "We're fed up. We want elections to get Maduro out, because he's destroyed this country", said protester Ingrid Chacon, a 54-year-old secretary. (more...)
Egyptian Christians left to bury their dead after church bombings Egyptian Christians left to bury their dead after church bombings
- April 22, 2017

At least 28 people were reported killed and another 59 injured in the first explosion at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo . Islamic State's branch in Egypt has stepped up attacks and threats against Christians, who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt's 90 million people and are the biggest Christian minority in the Middle East. (more...)
Man arrested after clubbers partially blinded in 'awful' Mangle acid attack
- April 22, 2017

A young woman who was caught up in an acid attack at a nightclub in Dalston has been left blind in one eye. A Metropolitan Police spokesman has also confirmed that a raid did take place at a property in Hertfordshire and two arrests were made in regards to an unconnected matter, but refused to comment on the person's identity. (more...)
North Korean nuclear test site now
- April 22, 2017

U.S. military and intelligence analysis has remained the same for the last several weeks and concludes that North Korea is ready and capable of conducting an underground nuclear test at any time. "As far as North Korea is concerned, we are in very good shape", said Trump. "The United States of America will always seek peace, but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", Pence told 2,500 sailors at the U.S. (more...)
No blue, red beacon lights from Friday in Uttar Pradesh No blue, red beacon lights from Friday in Uttar Pradesh
- April 22, 2017

The chief minister suggested organising a road show and food festival in Mumbai in July, besides setting up a one-stop travel solutions portal in eight foreign languages and a detailed plan for developing the state as a medical and wellness tourism destination, the spokesman added. (more...)
United States warned of retaliation after missile attack on Syria
- April 22, 2017

In a series of media interviews on Sunday, Ms Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to link the military strikes to the chemical attack and insist that there had been no change in USA policy. Tillerson is expected in Moscow this week for talks with Russian officials. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday's chemical attack that killed 87. (more...)
Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site
- April 22, 2017

China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert. Trump, who took office in January, has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. Mattis credited China with trying to help get the North Korea situation "under control" with the goal of denuclearizing the peninsula. (more...)
SeaWorld San Antonio welcomes last baby killer whale
- April 22, 2017

SeaWorld did not immediately name the calf because the park's veterinarians had not yet determined whether it was male or female. "This is the last one, and that makes this a particularly big deal", SeaWorld Chief Zoological Officer Chris Dold said of Wednesday afternoon's birth. (more...)
Former England And Aston Villa Defender Ugo Ehiogu Passes Away Aged 44 Former England And Aston Villa Defender Ugo Ehiogu Passes Away Aged 44
- April 22, 2017

Ehiogu's former Villa team-mate Lee Hendrie told Sky Sports News: "To find out he has passed away, it must be devastating for his family". Tottenham said via their Twitter account on Thursday: "We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is now in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today". (more...)
At Least 14 Killed In Manizales Landslide At Least 14 Killed In Manizales Landslide
- April 22, 2017

President Juan Manuel Santos announced via Twitter he would go to the affected area but current conditions forced him to reroute his flight to nearby Medellin and from there he will be transferred to Manizales. The disaster also hit areas inhabited by economically weaker sections who live in precarious housing developments, leading to more damage. When a stream of mud began burying the home, she and her daughter got to safety. (more...)
Many in Columbia, Tenn. thankful Elizabeth Thomas is on her way home
- April 22, 2017

Last week, the Maury County district attorney told ABC News that Cummins is on medication to control his blood pressure and should need a refill. The agency tweeted just before noon that Tad Cummins had been arrested and Elizabeth Thomas had been safely recovered. (more...)
Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea
- April 22, 2017

North Korea's state-run newspaper on Thursday carried a threat by the regime to launch its own "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would devastate USA and South Korean forces on the peninsula. The U.S., which backed South Korea in the war, maintains about 28,500 servicemembers on the peninsula. According to Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations , on Wednesday, the USA delegation scaled down the work on the document, refusing to include the call for a settlement of the ... (more...)
Trump administration report labels no U.S. trading partners as currency manipulators Trump administration report labels no U.S. trading partners as currency manipulators
- April 22, 2017

The report said Treasury would review the currency and other trade practices of the six nations named to the monitoring list and meet with finance officials from those nations to ensure progress in shrinking their trade imbalances with the United States. (more...)
US Supreme Court Lifts Stay, Inmate Ledell Lee Executed US Supreme Court Lifts Stay, Inmate Ledell Lee Executed
- April 22, 2017

The justices voted 5-4 to reject an emergency application brought by several inmates before Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee. "This assembly line of executions must stop and this cruel and inhuman punishment should be ended once and for all". (more...)
Exxon Mobil Denied Waiver to Drill Near Russia Exxon Mobil Denied Waiver to Drill Near Russia
- April 22, 2017

The Russia sanctions have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. It's unlikely. Hal Eren, a former official in the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said such waivers were rarely requested or granted and that in most cases, permission was given only for environmental or safety reasons. (more...)
Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll, Reads to Children Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll, Reads to Children
- April 22, 2017

The White House's annual Easter Egg Roll took place on Monday, and as is tradition, the event was kicked off with a performance of the National Anthem. You see what's happening, and we're right on track. "We will be a stronger nation than ever and we are on the right track", he said from the semicircular balcony of the White House overlooking the south garden of the residence. (more...)
US will honour refugee deal with Australia: Vice-President Mike Pence US will honour refugee deal with Australia: Vice-President Mike Pence
- April 22, 2017

Under the deal, the United States would take up to 1,250 refugees that Australia houses in detention camps on the Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Australia is one of Washington's staunchest allies and has sent troops to fight alongside the USA military in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pence's trip to Australia comes during a period of unusual tension in the Australian-American alliance. (more...)
Gaza sisters smuggled explosives labeled medicine Gaza sisters smuggled explosives labeled medicine
- April 22, 2017

The explosives, used in the production of homemade bombs, were hidden in tubes carried by the women labeled "medical materials", the Shin Bet security service said in a statement issued Wednesday evening, hours after the women were stopped at the Erez Crossing. (more...)
EU calls for probe in Venezuela protest deaths EU calls for probe in Venezuela protest deaths
- April 22, 2017

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in. State Department Mark Toner says USA officials are reviewing the details of an nearly 20-year-old lawsuit that led the Venezuelan government to seize a General Motors factory in the South American country. (more...)