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Rex Tillerson: Syria's chemical attack proves that Russian Federation failed Rex Tillerson: Syria's chemical attack proves that Russian Federation failed
- April 24, 2017

As to the Syrian president, whose government the USA blames for the chemical attack, Tillerson told Stephanopoulos that the Trump administration hopes for a political process that will restore stability to Syria and allow its people "to decide the fate of Bashar al-Assad". (more...)
Egypt declares 3-month emergency after church bombings Egypt declares 3-month emergency after church bombings
- April 24, 2017

Sisi declared the "three-month" state of emergency, which he must present to parliament within a week, during a defiant speech warning that the war against the jihadists "will be long and painful". The Tanta bomber was named as Mamdouh Amin Mohamed Baghdadi, a resident of the city of Qena, south of Cairo , who was born in 1977. President Trump, who hosted Sisi last week in his first official visit to the USA, expressed support for a leader he has said he plans to work more closely with on ... (more...)
Venezuela opposition vows fresh protests despite deaths Venezuela opposition vows fresh protests despite deaths
- April 24, 2017

These protests reflect a disquiet among the populace that President Nicolas Maduro can no longer ignore. The latest deaths bring the number killed to at least eight, with many more injured. Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead https://t.co/YAXPucWp0V pic. twitter .com/jZlPPWlsvq- Reuters Venezuela (@ReutersVzla) 19 avril 2017 "Colectivos" The opposition attributed the two student deaths to groups known as "colectivos". (more...)
Zambia court to rule next week on Opposition leader's treason case Zambia court to rule next week on Opposition leader's treason case
- April 24, 2017

Zambia has witnessed sporadic fires where public buildings have been set ablaze since the arrest of Hakainde Hichilema who has been slapped with a treason charge. Magistrate Greenwell Malumani said a ruling would be made at a later date. Lungu has narrowly beaten Hichilema, an economist and wealthy businessman who goes by the nickname "HH", in two presidential elections by a razor-thin margin. (more...)
President Trump Hosts 21000 to His 1st Easter Egg Roll President Trump Hosts 21000 to His 1st Easter Egg Roll
- April 24, 2017

President Trump and his family put their stamp on the Easter Egg Roll. Even the couple's 10-year-old son Barron knew what to do, raising his hand as the family stood on a balcony overlooking one of the mansion's lawns. Bush's presidency. " We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before", he told his guests. "This is the 139th Easter egg roll", said Spicer. (more...)
Australian citizenship to include test of 'values' Australian citizenship to include test of 'values'
- April 24, 2017

On 19 April, the prime minister said Australia would scrap a controversial four-year work visa - called 457 visa - for skilled migrant workers and replace it with two new visa programmes that would allow the best and brightest of foreigners to come into Australia. (more...)
Intense photos show Venezuela being rocked by the 'mother of all protests' Intense photos show Venezuela being rocked by the 'mother of all protests'
- April 24, 2017

There's also criticism that the government isn't doing enough to restrain the collectives - motorcycle-driving militants - that have operated like shock troops firing on protesters as security forces stand by. The two killings bring to seven the death toll since protests began three weeks ago over the Supreme Court's decision to strip the opposition-controlled congress of its last remaining powers, a move that was later reversed but not before enraging the opposition and causing a storm of ... (more...)
Unemployment rates down in tri-county area Unemployment rates down in tri-county area
- April 24, 2017

Locally, the unemployment rate in Sumter fell from 5.5 in February to 4.9 percent in March, and down from 6.0 percent in March 2016. "Indiana's unemployment rate continues to drop, and the 3.9 percent rate for March is the lowest it's been since 2001", said Steven Braun, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. (more...)
How Authorities Found Fugitive Teacher, Missing Student How Authorities Found Fugitive Teacher, Missing Student
- April 24, 2017

He said the neighbor noticed the man was acting odd and remembered a news article on the internet about the missing girl. O'Hare said he was hesitant about approaching Cummins because he read that the alleged kidnapper may be armed. Cummins had been Thomas' health science teacher at Culleoka Unit School in Maury County, Tennessee, before both disappeared. Columbia is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Nashville. (more...)
Healthy Kids Day slated Healthy Kids Day slated
- April 24, 2017

When children are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential, YMCA officials said. The Carbondale YMCA was scheduled to hold a "Healthy Kids Day" event this weekend, however the YMCA had multiple carbon monoxide detectors in the building which sounded just prior to the event. (more...)
Charity worker freed from jail in Egypt credits Pres. Trump for release Charity worker freed from jail in Egypt credits Pres. Trump for release
- April 24, 2017

According to her lawyer, President Donald Trump helped secure the release. Aya was reportedly accompanied by Air Force Major Wes Spurlock, a military aide to the US President, and Egyptian-American Dina Powell, who is the US Deputy National Security Adviser. (more...)
New claim over Dortmund attack linked to far-right New claim over Dortmund attack linked to far-right
- April 24, 2017

German investigators are still scrambling to find who was responsible for the blasts. Specific threats to sportspeople and other celebrities as well as demands for the closure of Ramstein Air Base and the withdrawal of German planes from Syria stood out as atypical to federal prosecutors investigating the case. (more...)
McDonald's drive-thru employee helped stop accused Facebook killer McDonald's drive-thru employee helped stop accused Facebook killer
- April 24, 2017

The manhunt for the suspect accused of killing a person and airing it on Facebook Live is over, thanks in part to a McDonald's drive thru team in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. "As the officers approached that vehicle Steve Stephens took his own life", Williams said. Police have not yet confirmed whether the McDonald's drive-thru employee will be given reward money. (more...)
Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi
- April 24, 2017

Hijazi and her husband, along with four other humanitarian workers, returned to the US from Cairo on a government plane Thursday evening. At the time, the president's critics questioned what he was doing to address al-Sisi' s human rights violations and the release of American prisoners in Egypt. (more...)
North Korea nuclear: China fears 'conflict at any moment'
- April 24, 2017

North Korea has started a massive parade in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, and trumpet the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un. "Dialogue is the only possible solution", Wang said. However, experts were still analysing features of this new projectile, which could yet turn out to be just a model, as North Korea is known to present mock-ups of missiles that are still under development. (more...)
Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit
- April 24, 2017

Trump's presence was strongly felt during the visit, as is becoming nearly routine with most of Trudeau's global interactions. Gentiloni said that terrorists like the man who killed a French policeman Thursday wanted to "have an impact on Sunday's presidential election there". (more...)
France votes in election nail-biter
- April 24, 2017

Mr. Macron, a 39-year-old pro-European Union liberal running on his independent En Marche ("On the Move") ticket, called the results of the first round historic, noting that it marks the first time since the second World War that neither of the two mainstream parties advanced to the final round. (more...)
Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates
- April 24, 2017

According to reports , he was transferred along with three other prisoners from Israel's Hadarim prison to Jalama prison, north of Jenin in an effort to thwart the ongoing hunger strike among almost 1000 Palestinian prisoners. Israeli officials attacked the Times , saying they publish articles authored by killers, without fully disclosing their crimes and therefore readers do not know who they are. (more...)
IS fighters killed by US bomb IS fighters killed by US bomb
- April 24, 2017

An Afghan security personnel prays in Pandola village near the site of a USA bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan , Friday, April 14, 2017. No civilian casualties were reported as of Saturday morning, according to the statement. "The goal of this operation was to eliminate their sanctuary inside Southern Nangarhar". (more...)
PM Modi writes to Afghan President, reaffirms India's support in fighting terrorism
- April 24, 2017

An Afghan army source at the base said the death toll could be as high as 150, and said most of the soldiers were young recruits there for training. Ghani announced that Sunday would be a day of national mourning, with memorial services across the country's mosques and the Afghan flag flying at half-mast, in a statement issued by the Presidential Palace. (more...)