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Venezuela protesters bring 'poo bombs' to hurl at cops

Venezuela protesters bring 'poo bombs' to hurl at cops The health ministry said deaths of infants under the age of one soared by 30 percent in 2016, a year when hospitals and protesters complained of severe shortages of medical supplies. A group of demonstrators responded by hurling stones, containers of paint and jars of excrement at the troops. At least 38 people have been killed in the unrest and more than 700 injured. [Full Article...]

EU's Michel Barnier warns of Brexit 'cost' in address to Oireachtas

EU's Michel Barnier warns of Brexit 'cost' in address to Oireachtas The tidal flow is running against them. Mr Barnier said: "if we put things in the right order, if we negotiate with mutual respect, without any kind of aggressivity. Ireland is wooing EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, hoping that special treatment for the Frenchman will help secure a good deal for the country in Brexit negotiations. [Full Article...]

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

A fourth, the Liberty Place monument, was removed in the dead of night without advance notice last month due to threats of violence. The Davis statue has been the scene of protests by supporters and opponents of the monuments' removal. Demonstrators who supports keeping Confederate era monuments protest before the Jefferson Davis statue was taken down in New Orleans , Thursday, May 11, 2017. [Full Article...]

Texas border town sues over state law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Antonio by El Cenizo's mayor and others, named Abbott and Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton as defendants. "Austin didn't seem to want to listen to its law enforcement leaders across the state". It also permits police to inquire about the legal status of those they encounter during their regular duties. [Full Article...]

Trump praises Australia's universal health care system

Trump praises Australia's universal health care system Trump's comments took many by surprise, however: in repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, the ACHA seeks to slash government funding for Medicaid and move the country away from universal health care. [Full Article...]

Girl attacked by kangaroo at Alabama safari park

Girl attacked by kangaroo at Alabama safari park The incident was caught on camera. A 9-year-old girl is recovering after being injured by a kangaroo in Alabama. Her mother Jennifer was recording the close encounter and captured the young girl's shrill screams as the kangaroo dragged her back toward him and appeared to bite her head. [Full Article...]

Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears

Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears The duration of Buhari's absence will be determined by doctors, Adesina said. AIED said: "We are extremely saddened with the content of President Buhari's letter where he neglected tradition and voice of sanity to dance to the tune of political vampires by importing a lexicon alien to our constitution". [Full Article...]

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to quit politics

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to quit politics PARIS (AP) - The niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday that she's leaving political life, at least temporarily, citing "personal and political reasons". Less than 48 hours after her aunt lost her bid to become president, Marechal-Le Pen, a 27-year-old lawmaker, said Tuesday she's retiring from political life "for an experience in civilian life",... [Full Article...]

Condi Rice: Trump handling North Korean situation 'as well as anybody could'

Activists calling for the removal of all Confederate monuments are making a huge mistake, Condoleeza Rice said Monday morning. Rice's comments come in the wake of a debate over whether New Orleans officials should remove statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Gen. [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir Pakistani bunkers can be seen destroyed under the Indian fire in this video. The report further says that Indian troops responded and "completely decimated Pakistani bunkers across the border". Meanwhile, the authorities in Poonch said that the Pakistan Army yet again violated the November 2003 ceasefire agreement by firing small arms and automatics towards the Indian forward positions in Balakote... [Full Article...]

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism The regime's official news agency said Sunday that he was being held for "hostile acts against the country", although details about the alleged acts were not provided by North Korean authorities. As tensions flare between the United States and North Korea, the number of American citizens detained by the authoritarian government has also risen. [Full Article...]

In Mexico Blast at fireworks warehouse kills at least 14

In Mexico Blast at fireworks warehouse kills at least 14 The Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, offered condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Puebla government official Diodoro Carrasco insisted the industry "is perfectly well regulated", in comments to television channel Milenio. "It is very hard to revise and monitor houses across the whole state, and even more so in communities in t... [Full Article...]

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group hoped Haniyeh's election "would see opening to the region". Haniyeh's rise was the latest sign of a power shift in Hamas from overseas to Gaza , which has been under Hamas rule since a violent 2007 takeover. [Full Article...]

Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Ms Bilan told the Toronto Star that the family loves and appreciates Mr Trudeau and said he is the reason they are in Canada. "Justin Trudeau is the name of the Prime Minister and also a Canadian name", explained Afraa Bilal, the beaming mother. [Full Article...]

China's trade growth slows as commodity demand moderates

China's trade growth slows as commodity demand moderates China's trade surplus increased to $38.05 billion from $23.93 billion the previous month. While exports increased at a slower rate than March, when they soared by 16.4%, they marked a second consecutive month of growth after a 1.3% fall in February. [Full Article...]

Syrian militants start leaving Damascus district

Syrian militants start leaving Damascus district The latest evacuation deal was part of Assad's efforts to reconcile and relocate fighters and civilians in pro-opposition areas and came days after a memorandum was signed by his global allies, Russian Federation and Iran, and Turkey, which supports rebels, to create four de-escalation zones across the country for those fleeing the conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced milli... [Full Article...]

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander Several high-ranking leaders of the group and 35 fighters were also killed, the US military said in a statement on Sunday. General John W. Nicholson, commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan , told reporters last month that USA and Afghan forces have been attacking Islamic State positions since early past year and had reduced its size by two-thirds. [Full Article...]

From Wednesday, be prepared to pay more for Delhi Metro ride

From Wednesday, be prepared to pay more for Delhi Metro ride Sharma's remarks came after the DMRC hiked its fares by up to 66 per cent, with the maximum fare going up to Rs 50 from the earlier Rs 30. This arrangement will be in place till September. The new fares would be applicable across five corridors - Blue, Yellow, Red, Green and Violet - of the metro that crisscrosses the national capital, with the total network length standing at around 213 km now. [Full Article...]

Frost Advisory issued for early Sunday morning

Frost Advisory issued for early Sunday morning A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for all of our counties until 8:00AM Tuesday. Frost will be most pervasive along the Interstate 81 corridor from Hagerstown to Harrisonburg. Homeowners are being advised to cover sensitive plants or bring them indoors to avoid being killed if left uncovered. In Western New York, the last frosts usually occur by April 30 near Lake.Ontario, but as late as mid-May ... [Full Article...]

Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

Iran and Turkey agreed on Thursday to a Russian proposal to establish four separate de-escalation zones in Syria for at least six months, according to a text detailing the agreement published by the Russian foreign ministry on Saturday. The deal calls on the warring parties to halt the use of all kinds of weapons in the designated "de-escalation zones", including air force flights. [Full Article...]


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