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China Launches First Domestically Constructed Aircraft Carrier China Launches First Domestically Constructed Aircraft Carrier
- April 29, 2017

The construction of the first Type 002 class aircraft carrier started in February 2016. The new carrier has a more advanced weapons systems than the Liaoning , said Mr Ni Lexiong, director of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law's Sea Power and Defence Policy Research Institute. (more...)
Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity
- April 29, 2017

Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes lost his job last summer and O'Reilly was sacked last week after harassment charges surfaced. Cupp is the fourth female Fox News contributor to publicly call out the network in the last week. "I was very surprised on how it all turned out", he said on the podcast. Another employee claims "a number of Black employees" had security passes revoked after he mistakenly entered Ailes' office. (more...)
Parties in France unite against Le Pen Parties in France unite against Le Pen
- April 28, 2017

No one should be fooled by Marine Le Pen's attempts to distance herself from the National Front, from which she resigned on Monday. In his favor, analysts say, is the fact that 35 percent of voters thought Macron was the best candidate to put the French economy on the right track, against only 20 percent for Le Pen, according to a recent Odoxa poll . (more...)
Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France
- April 28, 2017

He was released the next day for lack of evidence. Meanwhile, the two police officers injured in the attack are said to be out of danger. French presidential candidates canceled or rescheduled last-minute campaign events ahead of Sunday's first round vote in the tense election. (more...)
Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US
- April 28, 2017

His government on Monday announced surprise new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, and he complained Tuesday about what he said was a Canadian block on American farmers near the border exporting their products north. Last week the president called Canada's dairy protections "unfair". "So I don't think it has anything to do with the personal relationship between Mr. (more...)
Turkey's election board rejects appeals to annul referendum Turkey's election board rejects appeals to annul referendum
- April 28, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's closely contested national referendum in Turkey even as opposition parties and worldwide observers pointed to irregularities in the voting that will dramatically reshape Turkish politics, jettisoning the country's parliamentary democracy and granting sweeping executive power and near absolute control to the country's president. (more...)
One killed ,several injured in Damascus Airport explosion One killed ,several injured in Damascus Airport explosion
- April 28, 2017

Lebanon's pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television said the explosion was the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, while Syrian state media said Israeli missiles hit the site. Syrian military defectors familiar with the airport say it plays a major role as a conduit for arms from Tehran. Just before the apparent Israeli missile strike, at least three cargo jets from Iran probably landed at the Damascus airport, said Ian Petchenik, a spokesman for the flight-tracking website FlightRadar24. (more...)
Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans
- April 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville and Sens. "Socialized medicine, Common Core education-they're not in the power of the federal government", Moore said. The Alabama court did not immediately lift its order following the ruling as it took time sorting through the matter. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Moore was nicknamed Captain America as Vietnam War military policeman because of his strict adherence to military code. (more...)
Russia navy ship sinks off Istanbul; all rescued Russia navy ship sinks off Istanbul; all rescued
- April 28, 2017

The Russian Black Sea Fleet's Liman vessel has sunk after being holed, and all its crewmembers are alive, the Russian Defense Ministry said. According to the Turkish coastal authority website, tugboat was dispatched along with three fast rescue vessels to bring the Russian sailors to safety. (more...)
Final Meal: McDonalds Worker Stalls Steve Stephens, Alerts Police Final Meal: McDonalds Worker Stalls Steve Stephens, Alerts Police
- April 27, 2017

The video was shared by Denny's Service Center in the 2800 block of Buffalo Road. Stephens was at the center of a nationwide manhunt after police say he killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr . Stephens then posted the video on Facebook , WJW reported . He shot himself in the head after the vehicle spun and came to a stop, police said. She said she tried to reach him after the video was posted on Facebook but he never answered his phone. (more...)
Harry Styles to spend week on James Corden's Late Late Show Harry Styles to spend week on James Corden's Late Late Show
- April 27, 2017

Harry continued: "Oh God no". No no no no'. But James wasn't initially taken with the idea, and has put in place a few house rules, including no visitors. The whole thing is super exciting because it's something Harry has never done before and we can't even begin to imagine what kind of shenanigans to expect from these two. (more...)
No breach of pact by not giving access to Jadhav: Pak envoy No breach of pact by not giving access to Jadhav: Pak envoy
- April 27, 2017

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale calls on her in the federal capital. "I humbly request appropriate and capable authorities to intervene in the matter and make sure that Mr. Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan. They have applied for visas with the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. (more...)
North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'
- April 27, 2017

The North's warning, carried by its state-run KCNA news agency, came as leader Kim Jong-un arrived at Pyongyang's main Kim Il-sung Square, named after his grandfather, for a military parade marking the "Day of the Sun ". "It might take a little more time than they want to, but there is no show of just models to deceive anyone". "We are ready to hit back with nuclear attacks of our own style against any nuclear attacks ", he said. (more...)
Did Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Involve Aid And Comfort?
- April 26, 2017

These are people who were long time sleepers in the United States who were stealing technology to help Iran build its missiles, accuracy of missiles, which would then be used in the nuclear program. USA officials even dropped their demand for $10 million which a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Iran, the report says. Some were linked to Hezbollah, another was charged with trying to buy thousands of assault rifles to illegally import to Iran and still others were ... (more...)
Malawi selected for malaria vaccine trials Malawi selected for malaria vaccine trials
- April 26, 2017

However, in 2015, the estimated number of cases was 214 million , with 438,000 deaths, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are spread to people through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquito vectors. (more...)
Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT
- April 25, 2017

The Memphis Grizzlies looked absolutely down and out after getting blown out in the first two games of the series but fast forward to today and we're looking at a tied series as the Grizzlies escaped Game 4 with a 110-108 overtime win. Then the fourth quarter and overtime came and she watched her hero play like the Kobe-LeBron hybrid he's been all season. "I appreciate it", Fizdale said before the game. (more...)
Egypt's Parliament Approves Three-Month State Of Emergency Egypt's Parliament Approves Three-Month State Of Emergency
- April 25, 2017

At least 46 people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday morning, when two blasts ripped through the two churches in Tanta and Alexandria . Ismail told parliament that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has declared the state of emergency "in accordance with his constitutional authorities and national responsibility", affirming the country's determination to exterminate terrorism. (more...)
Israeli president: Le Pen's Holocaust denial 'disturbing' Israeli president: Le Pen's Holocaust denial 'disturbing'
- April 25, 2017

This morning, Israel will come to a standstill as sirens wail for two minutes. Six Holocaust survivors lit torches at the memorial on Sunday night in memory of the six million Jews massacred by the Nazis during World War II. The central theme of this year's commemorations at Yad Vashem was "Restoring Their Identities: The Fate of the Individual During the Holocaust". " According to this approach, the justification for the existence of the State of Israel is the prevention of the next ... (more...)
Rockets bench laughs at Andre Roberson's bad free throw shooting
- April 25, 2017

He helped the Rockets overcome an off night by James Harden , who finished with 16 points on 5-for-16 shooting. The Thunder trailed 94-92 when the Rockets started fouling him, and they trailed by five when he shot, and missed, his last attempt. (more...)
Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall
- April 25, 2017

They're very sophisticated. They're very threatening. "I believe in the case of the murder - in the Paris shooting I believe he was homegrown", Kelly continued. "It's a big threat". As Kelly noted, cooperation with the communities these individuals belong to is key to fighting the terrorist threat. Kelly's statement came during an interview in which CNN's Dana Bash asked Kelly about a recent Los Angeles Times article which said that, in spite of $40 billion in spending by the ... (more...)
US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Chile's Coast US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Chile's Coast
- April 25, 2017

The geological survey's website had hundreds of reports of people feeling the shaking almost 60 miles to the north in Lompoc and as far south as Los Angeles County. "There have been some landslides in some places, without major complications". Strict construction codes in Chile limit damage to buildings. There was no damage to either of Chile's two refineries, ENAP said. (more...)
African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine
- April 25, 2017

Bed netting and insecticides are the chief protection. World Health Organization counts 429,000 Africans that died from Malaria in 2015. Commenting on the upcoming project, WHO's regional director of Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti said , "The prospect of a malaria vaccine is great news". (more...)
Korea Celebrated Its Founder By Showing Off A Bunch Of Missiles Korea Celebrated Its Founder By Showing Off A Bunch Of Missiles
- April 25, 2017

Officials in South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch tubes displayed during the parade were longer than the North's intermediate-range ballistic missiles, leading them to believe it might have intercontinental strike capability. (more...)
Flash flood watch extended for southern counties Flash flood watch extended for southern counties
- April 24, 2017

Horry and Georgetown counties are under a flash flood watch from midnight until 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. Ann, St. Mary, Portland St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Manchester. Forecasters in Raleigh issued flood warnings , meaning flooding is expected, for sections of the Deep, Haw, Lower Little and Tar rivers in the coming days. (more...)
Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands
- April 24, 2017

Rick Scott also deployed the Florida National Guard to help get residents to safety. The area is no stranger to threatening wildfires. "Let's be clear, these fires are unsafe". That, they said, depends on the progress made fighting the fire. Roughly 100 deputies went door to door, helping to evacuate residents in Collier County. (more...)
Four Israelis wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing spree Four Israelis wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing spree
- April 24, 2017

CCTV footage shows the attacker entering the hotel's front entrance, before proceeding to stab people inside the hotel. The rest died in clashes with Israeli troops. The alleged assailant, identified by police as an 18-year-old Palestinian, was captured and arrested. Part of the attack inside the hotel was caught on the hotel's security camera. (more...)
Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win
- April 24, 2017

Another Kenyan great 5000m Olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot who made her debut at the London marathon finished fourth. Keitany held on to her lead and charged down The Mall to win in 2:17:01, the second-fastest time in history. Tirunesh Dibaba finished second, but was outdistanced by Keitany , 35, by 55 seconds. I absolutely love my job brightening up the resort where I work and brightening children's lives by fundraising for GOSH Charity is one of my passions. (more...)
What O'Reilly Haters Think About His Firing What O'Reilly Haters Think About His Firing
- April 24, 2017

O'Reilly publicly pretended to be fine, of course, with his own post-firing statement, in which he came off as respecting the network. The ousting of Bill O'Reilly at Fox News is about more than sexual harassment claims against the supercilious host of the O'Reilly Factor. (more...)
UK Labour leader comes out fighting ahead of election UK Labour leader comes out fighting ahead of election
- April 23, 2017

May said that since her countrymen voted to exit the European Union in June, the country had come together, but politicians had not. Carswell's defection gave UKIP its first MP, in the southern English coastal town of Clacton, and helped persuade former prime minister David Cameron into calling the European Union vote. (more...)
Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
- April 23, 2017

He pointedly stopped sort of telegraphing whether or not the US would remain in the agreement . Trump's remarks came just a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson affirmed in a letter to Congress that Iran was in compliance with the deal . (more...)
With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert' With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'
- April 23, 2017

Lately, however, Trump has been sending encouraging and prodding messages toward China saying it's making an effort. Some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours. USS Carl Vinson is leading the strike group which is being dispatched in a bid to spook Pyongyang - with them expected to arrive in the Sea of Japan next week. (more...)
North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade
- April 23, 2017

In Seoul, South Korea's presidential office convened a national security council meeting to examine security postures. China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbour which nevertheless opposes its weapons program, on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis. (more...)
House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe
- April 23, 2017

So why would the committee ask Yates about this investigation? Scheduling new hearings had become a point of division between Republicans and Democrats. Rather than share the information with other committee members, the California Republican held a press conference and then returned to the White House to brief Trump. (more...)
Outage sent San Franciscans outside to play
- April 23, 2017

A widespread power outage in San Francisco on Friday left an estimated 90,000 consumers without electricity. By shortly after 4 pm (2300 GMT), electricity had been restored to all but approximately 3,000 customers, PG&E spokeswoman Andrea Menniti said in a message on Twitter. (more...)
North Korean missile explodes on launch
- April 21, 2017

US Navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month with Tomahawk missiles raised questions about US President Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions, regularly threatening to destroy the South and the US. (more...)
North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US
- April 21, 2017

North Korean Vice Minister Han Song Ryol responded that if "the U.S. is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method". The film was produced by top North Korean military officials before it was uploaded onto the Government website DPRK. A shocking North Korean video shows a nuclear bomb appearing to strike an American city, before a huge fiery mushroom cloud soars into the sky. (more...)
Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India
- April 21, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sure takes his selfies seriously. Prime Minister O'Neil said they will be assisting mostly in providing logistics support and also act as global observers during the election. Both leaders agreed that India and Australia share common interests in safeguarding safety of sea lines of communication and maritime security. Following the exchange of agreements, Modi and Turnbull via video-conferencing jointly inaugurated the TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechology Centre (TDNBC) ... (more...)
United Kingdom to extend N.Ireland talks deadline United Kingdom to extend N.Ireland talks deadline
- April 21, 2017

The British Prime Minister's called for a surprise general election in June. Deadlines have been missed and extended twice since Northern Ireland underwent its own snap election on March 2. The republican party has accused the DUP of preventing the formation of a "rights-based" government. The DUP is seeking to secure protections for Ulster Scots speakers and has also pressed for the introduction of a military covenant, a series of policies that define the state's obligations to its armed ... (more...)
IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul
- April 21, 2017

Iraqi forces are accusing so-called Islamic State of using chemical weapons in the fight to fully retake the city of Mosul from IS fighters. Iraqi government forces recaptured eastern Mosul in January, and started a new offensive in February to retake the west. (more...)
Palestinian shot dead after alleged West Bank attack
- April 20, 2017

Yossi Hess, a senior EMT, said that when he "arrived at the scene, I saw one person suffering from a head wound". The incident occurred at a major junction near the Gush Etzion bloc of Israeli settlements in the West Bank outside Jerusalem. (more...)