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"End the injustice!": Plea by Venezuelan official's son stirs nation
- May 01, 2017

When the court reverted its decision three days later, it was too late to stop the street protests . The swell of protests is the most violent seen in Venezuela since two months of anti-government demonstrations in 2014 that resulted in more than 40 deaths. (more...)
Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs
- May 01, 2017

The process was interrupted by Saturday's blast in southern Aleppo which hit buses ferrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged regime-held towns, killing more than 100 people. They were evacuated Friday, along with more than 2,000 from Madaya, a town outside of Damascus which was besieged by government forces. The bomb reportedly went off at Rashidin, west of government-held Aleppo, around 15:30 local time (12:30 GMT) at the checkpoint where the handover was due to take place. (more...)
EU Member States' Leaders 'Unanimously' Adopt Guidelines for Brexit Talks - Tusk
- April 30, 2017

The 27 leaders, who are meeting at a summit in Brussels, took less than 15 minutes to endorse draft guidelines which were issued on 31 March . European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said May had repeatedly urged him to be "patient" when they had dinner in London this week, but said Britain now needed to get serious about the talks. (more...)
Pot support at all time high Pot support at all time high
- April 30, 2017

According to CBS , the poll has seen a steady annual increase in support for legalization since as far back as 1979, during which year the figure was just 27 percent. The program is without challenges. Enform says all levels of government should work together to harmonize their regulations and, until there is a standard test to detect marijuana impairment within legal limits, maintain a national ban on the use and sale of marijuana at or near the workplace. (more...)
France calls for firm reaction after North Korea's missile test France calls for firm reaction after North Korea's missile test
- April 30, 2017

Although this language is not necessarily taken seriously as North Korea has made a habit out of making these kind of statements , Kim Jong-un is thought to be both unpredictable and potentially unstable. Seoul's presidential Blue House said Sunday that White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster confirmed that the USA will not be seeking money for the system. (more...)
Korea shows off military might on key anniversary Korea shows off military might on key anniversary
- April 30, 2017

North Korea, which first proved itself capable of launching an attack that could reach Japanese territorial waters in 1998, launched a missile test in February; that ballistic missile took 10 minutes to fly from its launchpad across the Japanese islands, landing in the Pacific on Japan's eastern side. (more...)
S&P retains negative outlook rating for UK over Brexit S&P retains negative outlook rating for UK over Brexit
- April 30, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has called early elections for June 8 in an effort to increase her majority in Parliament and strengthen her hand in negotiations with the European Union and bolster the economy. Opposition political parties have accused the governing Conservative party of calling this election early precisely because they knew the economy was softening. (more...)
Israel Population 8.68 Million Before Yom Ha'atzmaut
- April 30, 2017

Israel's population stands at 8.68 million on the eve of Israel Independence Day. The past year saw the birth of 174,000 babies and the arrival of some 30,000 new immigrants, while about 44,000 Israeli residents died. The figures list 44 percent of Jewish Israelis as being non-religious, 24 percent as being traditionalist, 12 percent as being religious-nationalist, 11 percent as being religious, and 9 percent as being ultra-Orthodox (Haredi). (more...)
Honeylet Avanceña, ASEAN spouses visit National Museum Honeylet Avanceña, ASEAN spouses visit National Museum
- April 30, 2017

A photo opportunity then took place in front of the imposing "Spoliarium" painting, the largest painting in the Philippines, by Filipino artist Juan Luna, which hangs in the museum's main gallery. The bloody carnage depicted in the Spoliarium was a stark contrast to the light and joyful music provided by the Pangkat Kawayan bamboo orchestra, who played with pride and confidence. (more...)
As Manila hosts ASEAN, rebels attack Davao firm As Manila hosts ASEAN, rebels attack Davao firm
- April 30, 2017

The New People's Army (NPA) on Sunday justified their attack against the Lapanday Foods Corporation in Davao City Saturday, saying it was "revolutionary justice" over alleged exploitation by the company. The NPA also attacked the Macondray Plastic Plant in Barangay Bunawan and disarmed security guards. They assured the public that law enforcers are on top of the situation and are ready to respond to atrocities that would be launched by the terrorist group. (more...)
'People Died for Free Speech!': Pirro Blasts 'Disingenuous' Decision by Berkeley 'People Died for Free Speech!': Pirro Blasts 'Disingenuous' Decision by Berkeley
- April 30, 2017

A student group that invited Coulter decided not to host the event and the university wanted to postpone her speech because of security concerns . The threats of violence that prompted UC-Berkeley to cancel Coulter's lecture are "not sufficient" under First Amendment case law, Dhillon said: Only "an ongoing riot" can permit police to constitutionally cancel an event at a public institution. (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...)
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...)
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...)
Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal violated visa to meet Nawaz Sharif in Murree Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal violated visa to meet Nawaz Sharif in Murree
- April 30, 2017

The Dawn, on the other hand, reported that Jinadal's visit had "triggered intense speculations...with several politicians and analysts suggesting it could be the precursor to a possible meeting between the Pakistani and Indian Premiers in the near future". (more...)
Families Of Shooting Victims To Continue Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez Families Of Shooting Victims To Continue Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez
- April 30, 2017

Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging". The center studies CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been found in N.F.L. players and other athletes who have experienced repeated trauma to the head. That unnamed officer's possible punishment is said to be because he missed a 2 a.m. walkthrough, which would have been just an hour before Hernandez was found dead. (more...)
Warm and unsettled weather into the weekend Warm and unsettled weather into the weekend
- April 30, 2017

Winds could also gust as high as 25 miles per hour throughout the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s/ low 80s and winds will be from the northwest at 10-15 miles per hour. Wind will be less intense Friday afternoon, staying at 10-15 miles per hour. Patchy fog is likely before 9 a.m. Friday . Thursday night: Partly cloudy, low around 36. (more...)
Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench
- April 30, 2017

Roberts issued the standard welcome for new justices, wishing Gorsuch "a long and happy career in our common calling ". He responded with a thanks for the "warm welcome". In the second case, which centered on whether someone intervening in a lawsuit must have standing, the two exchanged several glances and grins. During oral argument in a securities case that afternoon, Gorsuch brought up similar concerns. (more...)
Donald Trump on being president: 'I thought it would be easier' Donald Trump on being president: 'I thought it would be easier'
- April 30, 2017

Mr. Trump has reversed a generation-old trend toward openness, becoming the first president in modern times to hide his tax returns and scrapping an Obama-era policy of publishing a list of White House visitors. In addition, the president imposed sanctions on Syria for its use of chemical weapons against its civilians and Iran for violating an worldwide agreement to restrict its ballistic missile programs. (more...)
International Criminal Court filing accuses Philippines' Duterte of carrying out 'national bloodbath'
- April 30, 2017

Sabio, in his complaint , cited the similarities in the drug war when Duterte was mayor and now as president including police participation, element of hitman, reward system for killing, reward in cash, a kill list, among others. "In all, Mr. ( Jude) Sabio said in the 77-page filing, more than 9,400 people have been killed, majority poor young men, but also bystanders, children and political opponents", the critical editorial said. (more...)