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Anzac services: Packed streets at marches across Coast
- April 26, 2017

In Brisbane, 100-year-old World War II veteran Olga Anderson saluted from her wheelchair as she led the defence nurse unit, while in Adelaide, 91-year-old Scott Dolling fondly recalled the mates he served alongside in Australia's first naval bombardment group during WWII. (more...)
U.K. Snap Election - Can We Hope For A Softer Brexit Now?
- April 25, 2017

The UK drug regulator announced it would be " much quieter than usual " from midnight on Friday, 21 April until after the general election on 8 June as per civil service rules . Corbyn was in London to deliver what was the first major speech by a party leader in the election race. She said: " Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back". (more...)
Trump calls for new United Nations sanctions against North Korea
- April 25, 2017

North Korea has ambitions to build a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland and tensions have soared in recent months as it carried out a string of missile tests that sparked tit-for-tat sabre-rattling between it and Washington. In the call with Xi, "the two leaders reaffirmed the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, and committed to strengthen coordination in achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ", it added. (more...)
Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya
- April 24, 2017

The 73-year-old was with rangers on her way to assess damage to her property after arsonists had burned down a retreat on her land. Herders have said they need land from Gallman's 139-square-mile conservancy to graze their livestock. National police spokesman George Kinoti said a local politician was already facing charges for inciting violence and arson attacks in the area. Richard Constant, the association's deputy chairman, said suspicion falls on herders from the Pokot community who ... (more...)
Three children among five dead in Queens house fire Three children among five dead in Queens house fire
- April 24, 2017

Five family members, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years old, died in a fast-moving fire that tore through a three-story house in Queens Village on Sunday, officials said. The fire was the deadliest in the nation's biggest city since March 2015, when a house fire in Brooklyn killed seven children, all siblings. "There's a lot we need to know about what happened here", the Democrat added. (more...)
Watch Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne's New Watch Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne's New "No Frauds" Video
- April 23, 2017

Nicki Minaj attends 2016 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 27, 2016 in New York City. After sharing a snippet of "No Frauds" music video in early April, she has now posted two on-set photos of her and her collaborators, Drake and Lil Wayne. (more...)
Trump's Secret Weapon in North Korea Standoff: Unpredictability
- April 20, 2017

Pence also said that the United States would work with its allies and China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on the North and increase its military presence in the region. "As President Trump has made clear to the world, the era of strategic patience is over," Pence said. The North held a show of military might in a parade over the weekend and tested another missile on Sunday, which the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately after launch. (more...)
Tiger Woods to design new golf course near Branson Tiger Woods to design new golf course near Branson
- April 20, 2017

Despite that, Woods did hit two shots at the ceremony. Woods was guest of honour at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri to unveil plans for his first public course design. The course will be named "Payne's Valley" in honor of the late Payne Stewart. Stewart tragically lost his life in 1999 in a plane crash at just 42 years of age. (more...)
Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana
- April 19, 2017

While medical marijuana use has been regulated in this country since 2001, cannabis remains a controlled substance. "In many cases, it is easier for our children to get cannabis than it is to get cigarettes". "I think it's a very good first beginning - little high level at this point in time and a lot of blanks to be filled in", Neufeld said. "It's not an absolute guarantee that kids won't get access to it, but it will be far more hard for kids to get access to it when this new regime is in ... (more...)
Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies
- April 19, 2017

For the past 40 years, every US president and presidential candidate has released tax documents. President Trump apparently remains defiant in response to calls that he release his tax returns, a demand made loudly and visibly this weekend by thousands of protesters around the U.S. (more...)
United: Airline won't use police to remove passengers United: Airline won't use police to remove passengers
- April 18, 2017

Huffington first tweeted at the airline, writing : "Instead of involuntarily removing a passenger, Turkish Air assists in involuntary adding one", while sharing a story of a baby who was born during a Turkish Airlines flight . " No one should ever be mistreated this way ", stated Munoz. Munoz called the incident a "system failure" and said United would reassess its procedures for seeking volunteers to give up their seats when a flight is full. (more...)
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
- April 18, 2017

An initial assessment said 36 militants had been killed. The strike came as US President Donald Trump prepares to dispatch his first high-level delegation to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the almost 9000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan. (more...)
Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead
- April 18, 2017

The Swiss-registered plane crashed shortly after a noon (1100 GMT) takeoff from the small Tires airfield, 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the Portuguese capital, Cruz said. The injured were shopping inside the supermarket, which is located in a residential neighbourhood, and were treated for shock and smoke inhalation. (more...)
Korea missile test fails after showcase parade Korea missile test fails after showcase parade
- April 18, 2017

President Donald Trump has labeled North Korea a "problem" country and says it will be dealt with through a broad - and vague - set of options. Pointing to the quarter-century since North Korea first obtained nuclear weapons, the vice president said a period of patience followed. (more...)
Syria chemical attack: British sample tests 'detect sarin' Syria chemical attack: British sample tests 'detect sarin'
- April 18, 2017

A former US official knowledgeable about the episode told Truthout that the Russians had actually informed their USA counterparts in Syria of the Syrian military's plan to strike the warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun 24 hours before the strike. " We were good, and fast ", Pompeo said at an event in Washington, DC, " and we got it right ." . It is " very clear who planned this attack, who authorized this attack and who conducted this attack itself ", Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters at ... (more...)
Shops reopen after fire at Bellagio retail annex Shops reopen after fire at Bellagio retail annex
- April 15, 2017

The cause of the fire has not yet been released. The fire was contained to the exterior roof of a high-end retail section of the building. The blaze was first reported at 10:46 p.m. But they quickly found out it wasn't when the Clark County Fire Department showed up to control the fire, which was on the roof of a building on the north side. (more...)
Ex-NFL star Hernandez acquitted in Boston double murder
- April 15, 2017

Hernandez's lawyers told the jury that Hernandez's former friend, Alexander Bradley , shot the men during a dispute over a drug deal. Hernandez is already facing life in prison for the murder of Lloyd. Jury forewoman Lindsey Stringer read a statement outside court noting the more than 70 witnesses and over 380 exhibits presented in the case. Conley said Friday that prosecutors would not go after Bradley in the killings because they believe they already charged the right person. (more...)
Iran's president resisters to run in May elections
- April 15, 2017

In 2012, he became a prosecutor in the Special Court of Clerics, charged with disciplining the clergy, and spent two years as Iran's nationwide prosecutor-general from 2013 to 2015. In fact, however, it was probable that he could give way to his political colleague, former Vice-President Hamid Baghaee, to run on his platform, although there seems little likelihood that the Ahmadinejad camp could win. (more...)
US, Russia relations couldn't get anymore confusing
- April 15, 2017

Mr Putin, speaking on Mir television, also said trust had "deteriorated" between the USA and Russian Federation under the Trump presidency. Russian Federation has never publicly acknowledged any such attack by Assad's forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria. (more...)
USA hits Islamic State with largest-ever non-nuclear bomb USA hits Islamic State with largest-ever non-nuclear bomb
- April 14, 2017

The US military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time. The strike used a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb dropped from a USA aircraft. "It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the #USA". Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said: "No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province was destroyed". (more...)
Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
- April 14, 2017

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said IS fighters had used the tunnels and caves in Achin to maneuver freely. Trump described the bombing as a 'very successful mission .' It was not immediately clear how much damage the device did. The strike hit a system of tunnels and caves that IS fighters had used to "move around freely, making it easier for them to target U.S. military advisers and Afghan forces" nearby, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said. (more...)
Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
- April 14, 2017

The Afghan defence ministry has said that at least 36 suspected militants of the so-called Islamic State were killed and caves and a complex tunnel network destroyed in a U.S. Just last week a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, was killed in action in Nangarhar. A separate non-nuclear weapon known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, which is larger in its physical dimensions, but carries a smaller load of conventional ... (more...)
S/AFRICA: President Zuma brands protesters 'racists'
- April 13, 2017

Up until now and even against the backdrop of questions that have been raised within the African National Congress (ANC) itself about his track record as President, Zuma has, by and large, been able to retain the loyalty of South's Africa' ruling party, as a whole. (more...)
IS controls less than 7pc of Iraq territory IS controls less than 7pc of Iraq territory
- April 13, 2017

Iraqi forces liberated the western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in June and December respectively previous year and the central city of Tikrit in March 2015. In January, Iraqi forces drove ISIL terrorists from eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging campaign launched late previous year to retake the city, which ISIL overran in mid-2014. (more...)
US concludes Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack
- April 13, 2017

Thomas told reporters at the Pentagon that the increased emphasis on defensive measures to protect US troops on the ground in Syria led to a slight and temporary decline in offensive USA airstrikes against IS in Syria. The two leaders spoke about the crisis by telephone as the United States president thanked the PM for her backing of his military strikes against Syrian government forces last week. (more...)
Chief Keef Arrested, Charged With DUI in Miami Beach Chief Keef Arrested, Charged With DUI in Miami Beach
- April 13, 2017

Keef, 21, originally born Keith Cozart, first drew the cops' attention after a passenger in the green McLaren he was driving exited the auto and struck up a conversation with the occupants of the vehicle behind it and handed them a bag "with a green leafy substance", according to an arrest affidavit. (more...)
China says Dalai Lama China says Dalai Lama "provokes" with visit to disputed border with India
- April 13, 2017

According to Lu, it was disgraceful on the Dalai Lama's part to describe himself as the son of India. "China and India have engaged in border issue negotiations for more than 20 years, which has yet to yield any final conclusion", the Chinese daily reported. (more...)
Sessions: The Border is Not Open, Do Not Come
- April 13, 2017

Sessions also announced he's increasing staffing at the overwhelmed immigration courts, adding 50 more immigration judges this year and 75 next year. To speed up the processing of those detained at the border, Sessions said 25 immigration judges are now working at detention centers throughout the border region. (more...)
Troopers work to stop distracted driving Troopers work to stop distracted driving
- April 12, 2017

It's a habit that's grown on many drivers more recently. Distracted driving is not only texting and driving but it ranges from eating to putting makeup on to blaring loud music with your friends. One in four auto crashes involve the driver using a cell phone. A ticket for a first offense of distracted driving is $20, which will be $162 after fees, and a second offense if $50, equating to $285 after fees. (more...)
U.S. 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance U.S. 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance
- April 12, 2017

It was later announced that Russia , Iran and Hezbollah would increase their support for the Syrian military after the USA fired 59 cruise missiles at the airbase from which it believes the gas attack was launched. He said the United Kingdom continues to "deplore" Moscow's defence of Assad's regime as he pulled out of talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. (more...)
United States playing terrorism game in Syria, Russian foreign minister tells Tillerson United States playing terrorism game in Syria, Russian foreign minister tells Tillerson
- April 11, 2017

Marco Rubio criticized Tillerson for suggesting that the objective of defeating the Islamic State can be achieved as long as Assad remains in power. First, Trump and his Secretary of State, Rex W. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, agreed. "I think the most important thing right now is to re-establish deterrence against chemical weapons", he said. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace
- April 11, 2017

During a ceremony at U.N. headquarters Monday, and streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the 19-year-old, saying, "I am a frustrated ex-physics professor ... "Bringing change starts with us and it should start now. If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now", she said. People drawn from the arts, entertainment, sports, science and public service are appointed Messengers of Peace, each with special missions. (more...)
European Union demands progress on Brexit divorce before trade talks European Union demands progress on Brexit divorce before trade talks
- April 10, 2017

Earlier this week, Theresa May's Article 50 notification letter was handed to Tusk in Brussels, setting a two-year clock on Brexit talks with the European Union in motion. EC president Donald Tusk said parallel talks on exit and trade terms "will not happen" until a divorce bill of up to £50 billion is settled. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the United Kingdom would remain a "close and committed ally". (more...)
Tillerson on Syria: The first priority is the defeat of ISIS
- April 10, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin also sees the latest United States missile strikes on a military airfield in Syria as an attempt to distract from the mounting civilian casualties in Iraq, the Kremlin added. Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. . But in the aftermath of the attack, Trump ordered the strike targeting the Shayrat air base in central Syria's Homs province with 59 Tomahawk missiles. (more...)
US soldier killed in action in Afghanistan US soldier killed in action in Afghanistan
- April 09, 2017

US and Afghan forces have been fighting the Islamic State in Afghanistan's restive east since 2015. There are 8,500 US troops still in Afghanistan , split between supporting the Afghan military and conducting counterterrorism operations. (more...)