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Boston College Women's Lacrosse: Eagles Down Irish, Advance to ACC Semifinal Boston College Women's Lacrosse: Eagles Down Irish, Advance to ACC Semifinal
- April 30, 2017

The No. 1 seeded and nationally ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons tennis team opened up its ACC Tournament title defense with an easy 4-0 victory over the No. game will be FSU softball's annual Military Appreciation Game, with members of all branches of the military throwing out ceremonial first pitches. However, freshman Nancy Ghanem and senior Sansitha Nandakumar fell in straight sets on court six and five, respectively, to give the Eagles' a 3-1 advantage over the Hokies. (more...)
Migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya coast Migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya coast
- April 30, 2017

A volunteer gestures to refugees and migrants aboard a dinghy, who have just crossed part of the Aegean sea. Young migrants from North Africa trying to reach Europe are being increasingly caught up and sold as cheap labor in what is becoming "slave trade" in Libya, the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ) said . (more...)
China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier Launched, To Enter Service By 2020 China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier Launched, To Enter Service By 2020
- April 30, 2017

The Liaoning has taken part in military exercises, including in the South China Sea and more recently near Taiwan, but is expected to serve more as a training vessel than having an actual combat role. In March, China announced it would increase its military budget by about 7% this year - the second year in a row that increases have been less than 10%, after almost 20 years of larger increases. (more...)
'Controlled fire' reignites at building in Karachi 'Controlled fire' reignites at building in Karachi
- April 30, 2017

No loss of life was reported. Hotel management said that the fire broke out at 3am in the kitchen located in basement and intensified, engulfing a major part of the hotel. "Today this fire was put out by the department, with Karachi citizens rescuing other citizens... kudos to them for the effort", he added. City mayor, Waseem Akhtar during his visit of the spot of fire talking to media claimed that the city's fire department is not getting any technical support or funds either from the ... (more...)
US deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters US deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters
- April 30, 2017

The air strikes killed at least 18 Syrian Kurdish troops, according to a monitoring group, as well as six members of the Iraqi Kurdish armed forces - known as the peshmerga - and drew swift condemnation from Baghdad. It called the attack " unacceptable " but blamed the PKK for being there and demanded the group withdraw from Sinjar. Khalil said he was not aware of any casualties among PKK rebels. (more...)
Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde Announce 2017 Summer Tour Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde Announce 2017 Summer Tour
- April 30, 2017

Lee. OZZY and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who OZZY describes as "a f***ing absolutely incredible guitar player") joined OZZY's band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on OZZY's acclaimed BLACK RAIN album. "This is where I belong, on the road". The four summer dates will also be Osbourne's first solo shows since 2015, with "additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks ". (more...)
'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons - Mattis
- April 30, 2017

Turning to the issue of North Korea, Gen Mattis said Pyongyang had made "provocative" comments but added that they had also been dishonest. "There can be no doubt in the global community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all", he said. (more...)
Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election
- April 30, 2017

With just 13 votes against the motion, this easily exceeded the two-thirds threshold needed for the government to be able to overrule legislation that had required elections to be held at regular five-year intervals, beginning in 2015. She has not been held to account for taking this path that no-one voted for due to the toxic nature of the debate her party created around Brexit. But with the end of two years of arduous Brexit negotiations now set for 2019, May and her staff began to realize ... (more...)
Wikipedia appears to have been blocked in Turkey
- April 30, 2017

The 18-page Law Nr. However, some people in Istanbul accessed Wikipedia pages using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This is nothing new for Turkey as over the years they have blocked Twitter , YouTube, Facebook along with various anti-government sites, normally being blocked during protests or after a terror attack has occurred. (more...)
DMX Checks Into Rehab DMX Checks Into Rehab
- April 30, 2017

After cancelling three shows due to medical emergency, rapper DMX has checked himself into rehab. With his well-documented struggles with addiction, DMX has had stints in rehab before. Sources tell TMZ , the rapper went voluntarily but his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons , encouraged the move. X, born Earl Simmons, was the headliner last weekend during the Ruff Ryders Reunion concert at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)
Trump marks 100 days in office with attack on American media Trump marks 100 days in office with attack on American media
- April 30, 2017

In his first 100 days in office, Trump signed more executive orders than any president has since Harry Truman more than 70 years ago. "The greatest reduction in the history of our country, and we just started", Trump said . Indeed, the White House has spent much of the past week before Saturday holding events, putting out press releases and otherwise seeking headlines meant to highlight what it views as the new administration's successes in the last 100 days. (more...)
Pentagon: US airstrike killed 8 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen
- April 30, 2017

The official said the vehicle belonged to a known local leader of Yemen's Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which the United States views as the radical group's most unsafe branch. In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign in Yemen aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and restoring the country's Saudi-backed government. (more...)
'Very Productive' 100 Days In Office, 'Great Battles' Ahead, Says Donald Trump
- April 30, 2017

Trump has signed 10 more executive orders than Obama did at this point in his presidency (30 versus 20). Trump's rally Saturday is taking place in a state that no Republican had won in a general election since George H.W. Meanwhile, North Korea's missile launch today signalled its continued defiance against the US, China and other nations, on which Trump tweeted: "Bad!" Whatever the climate, whether the media is revered or reviled, we should and must persist, and I believe we will. (more...)
"Major Conflict" Possible With North Korea
- April 30, 2017

It did not immediately provide an estimate on how far the missile flew, but a USA official said it was likely a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been rising as North Korea celebrates a number of key anniversaries, with both sides staging major military drills. (more...)
Marine Le Pen Aligns Herself With Mainstream Onetime Rival
- April 30, 2017

Jean-Marie Le Pen , the National Front (FN) party's founder from whom his daughter has sought to distance herself because of his controversial views, criticised a speech made at the remembrance service by the policeman's partner. Jalkh took over this week after Le Pen said she would step aside to concentrate on her campaign. Le Pen described Macron and France's employers' lobby, leading trade union and media magnates as "Goliath". (more...)
EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering
- April 30, 2017

VVPAT will boost voters' confidence and bring in more transparency in the election process. Separately, Zaidi said that the Election Commission will soon call an all-party meeting to assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are tampering-proof. (more...)
MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs
- April 30, 2017

The party cited relevant guidelines of the Commission that bars media houses from putting out opinion polls "during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for closing of poll in an election held in a single phase". Municipal elections in Maujpur in East Delhi and Sarai Pipal in North Delhi wards have been postponed due to the death of two candidates. The BJP has been in power at the municipal corporation for the last 10 years, but has been facing criticism for shoddy work. (more...)
14 killed in road accident in northwest Pakistan 14 killed in road accident in northwest Pakistan
- April 30, 2017

Rescue agencies after reaching the spot, shifted injured to District Headquarter Hospital Upper Dir and an emergency has been declared at hospitals in Upper Dir . According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, over 9,000 road accidents take place every year in the country, killing about 5,000 people. Traffic police officials say 90 percent of the accidents in Pakistan are caused merely by human errors. (more...)
Ongoing investigation: Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid Ongoing investigation: Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid
- April 30, 2017

The gunshot victim was taken to hospital, where she is in a serious but stable condition, according to police. "We await an update on her condition", he said. It is understood the arrest of the suspect was "intelligence-led" and made as part of a joint operation being carried out by MI5 and counter-terrorism police. (more...)
Turkey purges 4000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs Turkey purges 4000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs
- April 30, 2017

The information and communication technologies authority said it had implemented the ban on the website, without giving an explanation for the move. There has yet been an official statement from the Turkish government on the situation, but the media is reporting that it's because the site presents Turkey as a "supporter of terror". (more...)