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Donald Trump to host Japan PM Shinzo Abe on April 17

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Abe's visit to the U.S. comes when the two Koreas are scheduled to hold a summit on April 27, in an endeavour to improve bilateral ties between them. It said only that Abe and Trump would meet at Trump's Florida estate to "discuss worldwide campaign to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea " and to "explore ways to expand fair and reciprocal trade and investment ties between the United States and Japan". Read More »

AM Rain, Partly Sunny Today

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Mostly sunny skies, and high temperatures in the low 70's are expected on Sunday . Tuesday: A rather cloudy morning with a scattering of light showers. A cold front arrives Wednesday with showers. Conditions to begin the work week remain dry and warmer-than-normal but a cold front will push east, approaching the Tennessee Valley by Tuesday night bringing the possibility for severe weather through early Wednesday morning. Read More »

Egypt's parliament celebrates Sisi's win of 2nd presidential term

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ReutersEgypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been criticised for his crackdown on media and Coptic Christians, who are heavily persecuted, claim he is not doing enough to protect them. The Egyptian government is grappling with an Islamic State insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, and it's trying to breathe life into the economy, where an estimated. Read More »

Michigan To Face Villanova In Tournament Championship Game

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MI (33-7) will face No. 1 seed Villanova , who smoked No. 1 Kansas 95-79, in Monday's national championship. Villanova remains scorching hot from the three-point line in the second half. Wagner leads the Wolverines with 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds , but this is a very balance team that was able to overcome the Ramblers despite getting bad shooting games from Zavier Simpson (0-6, 0pts) and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (2-11, 7pts). Read More »

Russian Federation welcomes Trump's talk of Syria pullout

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported earlier in the day Russia's military police would be deployed inside Douma to take custodianship of the town. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said Friday one of its convoys entered three towns in eastern Ghouta bringing badly needed food supplies to residents after opposition fighters left the area. Read More »

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

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While Couch, now 20-years-old, is being released from jail today he won't exactly be free. He's been serving a 720-day sentence after his 2016 probation revocation for attending a party where alcohol was served. Couch was released a few days before his 21st birthday and will remain under strict probation supervision, the county sheriff's office has said. Meanwhile, Tonya Couch was charged with hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering, but released on bond. Read More »

European Union calls for probe into killing of 16 Palestinians by Israel

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It said a total of more than 800 Gazans had been shot by Israeli forces since Friday. On Saturday, the Israeli army threatened a "stronger response" to Palestinian protests along the border with the Gaza Strip. "Before they shot me, they fired warning shots in the air", he said. "They did not use weapons". On the anniversary itself, Hamas says Palestinians will seek to march across the border. Read More »

Winnie Mandela: South Africa's flawed heroine

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Born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela, and always known simply as "Winnie", she was married to Nelson for 38 years - one of the most storied romances of modern history. Her six-year jail term was reduced on appeal to a fine. Born on September 26, 1936, in Bizana, Eastern Cape province, Madikizela-Mandela became politicised at an early age in her job as a hospital social worker. Read More »

Trump tweets "DACA is dead" after spending Easter slamming Mexico, Democrats

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It was unclear whether the president's tweets represented any change in his immigration policy. Trump has repeatedly called for a wall on the southern border, which was a signature promise of his 2016 campaign. Last month, Trump appeared to be sympathetic when discussing the Obama-era program and said, "Republicans are with you". Every member of the student body must be protected as promised until this issue is finally resolved. Read More »

16 killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

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Youth were seen roaming the streets at many places. "These militants are hell-bent on continuing violence in Kashmir ". "Unfortunately, we lost three courageous soldiers during the gunfights". He appealed to Kashmiri youths to shun the path of militancy. Sources said the ultras had assembled in the village for a meeting. No rebel group fighting against Indian rule immediately issued any statement about Sunday's fighting. Read More »

Novelist Carlos Alvarado elected Costa Rica president

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Alvarado Quesada , who will be the youngest president in Costa Rica's modern history, used the campaign to appeal to the progressive streak in a country known for pacifism and ecological stewardship. He started out professionally as a journalist but left that when he realized that "one has to be involved to change things". Costa Rica's dollar bonds have returned 1.2 percent this year, the only sovereign in its rating bucket to produce positive returns, amid optimism the fiscal situation ... Read More »

Cambridge Analytica offers new defense of 2016 practices

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The document also noted that SCL - which was subsequently rebranded as Cambridge Analytica by Steve Bannon - was a company that was permitted to have "routine access to secret information" and delivered a training programme that included a "classified case study from current operations in Helmand" in Afghanistan. Read More »

No April Fools': Chinese space station could smash into Earth today

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Over the next two years, three spacecraft docked with the newly formed station: one robotic craft, Shenzhou-8, and two crewed missions, Shenzhou-9 and 10, each with three on board. Though, scientists and engineers still can not pinpoint where and when the 9.4-tonne school bus-size space station will fall. "Hence the personal probability of being hit by a piece of debris from the Tiangong-1 is actually 10 million times smaller than the yearly chance of being hit by lightning", ESA said. Read More »

Sixty expelled Russian diplomats arrive back in Moscow

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Britain says the Russian government was involved in the March 4 nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain , a charge that Russia denies. It included queries about why Russian Federation had been denied consular access to the Skripals and about France's role in the case. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would expel 60 U.S. Read More »

Unknown gunmen kill former militant in Pulwama

A police official said that a case has been registered and hunt has been launched to trace the assailants. A police official said militants fired from point blank range towards an SPO Mohammad Ashraf Mir near Dalipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district at around 4.30 pm. Read More »

China's Tiangong-1 plummets down over South Pacific

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Tiangong-1 was the China's first space station which was launched in 2011. The unmanned Tiangong-1 reentered the atmosphere at 5:16 p.m. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. The European Space Agency had indicated earlier that the Tiangong-1 was likely to break up over water, which covers most of the planet's surface. Read More »

Precipitation, chilly temps follow a cold Easter

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More winter weather is in the forecast and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Baltimore County. "Spray and flooding will likely lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures". Higher snowfall could be seen heading south along Route 15 in Union County and more toward Harrisburg, he said. At 8 a.m. on Sunday , highways were reported as snow covered in those areas, with speeds reduced on I-80 west of Grand Island and on I-29 near ... Read More »

Sister Jean Will Be Given 'Extended Break' After Loyola's Cinderella Run Ends

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The Ramblers became a quick darling after dropping Miami, Tennessee and Nevada by a total of four points in three rounds but ran into a hotter team in the Michigan Wolverines in a 69-57 test of strengths this weekend. There she was Friday, surrounded by dozens of media, in her exclusive interview. Doc jumped up and said, 'Come on and say hi to Sister. She gave him her camera to take a picture hahaha. Read More »

Al-Shabab attack kills dozens of Ugandan troops in Somalia

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But it still retains a strong presence in regions outside the capital. Mogadishu - Four Ugandan peacekeeping soldiers with the African Union (AU) have been killed by Al Shabaab extremists following an attack on a base in the south of Somalia, AP reported. Read More »

Russian Federation expels a Norwegian diplomat

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In an email Friday, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minster Chrystia Freeland says the diplomats have been declared "persona non grata" by the Russian government and efforts were underway for those affected to return to Canada . The US ambassador also ordered the closure of the consulate in St Petersburg, in retaliation for the biggest expulsion of diplomats since the Cold War. Read More »

Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Greensboro

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The Pasadena Police Department said the shootout happened in the 400 block of Southmore Ave. and Spooner St. The person who called police told dispatchers that 43-year-old David Erickson was refusing to leave the complex, and had threatened staff and residents. Read More »

Veteran Russian Governor quits over mall fire

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President Vladimir Putin said the incident had been caused by "criminal negligence" and that those responsible would be punished. There were earlier rumours that the 73-year-old governor was to resign owing to his poor health. Video footage of Kemerovo's municipal authorities publicly chastising the relatives of the victims for their criticism of the government and accusing families of being operatives sent by the political opposition sparked outrage across Russian Federation since the fire. Read More »