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Afghan District Governor Among Those Killed In Taliban Attack

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Provincial officials said on April 12 that police and intelligence officers were also among those killed in the overnight raid on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in Ghazni Province. Moseni said the government reinforcements later joined the fighting. Ground engagements between militants and security forces accounted for 30 percent of civilian casualties in the January to March period. Read More »

Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

While it's an open question how successful Republicans will be in making their case against Comey, given that Trump unceremoniously dismissed him last May 9, there is no doubt that many Democrats remain furious at how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director treated Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

What time will May and MPs meet today to discuss Syria?

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Security Council resolution authorizing the use of military force to protect civilians in Libya. The U.N. health agency says reports from its partners indicate some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following shelling on the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend. Read More »

National Enquirer Paid Trump Doorman $30000 To Quiet Affair Rumors

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Dino Sajudin is one fish that swam away", he told sister publication RadarOnline , which wrote Wednesday about a "disaffected former Trump staffer who is peddling" the allegation to other media outlets. Trump has denied all the affair claims made against him. They also said it was unusual for him to be paid as much as $30,000 for a rumor that hadn't been confirmed. Read More »

Dodger Stadium awarded the 2020 All-Star Game

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The last time the historic ballpark hosted the All-Star game was in 1980, just one year before winning the World Series. "There were really three important things that distinguished the Dodger bid", Manfred said during a Dodger Stadium news conference. Read More »

Marjory Stoneman Teacher Charged After Leaving Loaded Gun In Public Bathroom

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Nikolas Cruz also has a life insurance check for $25,000 and a bank account with a few hundred dollars, the lawyer said. Before the massacre, Cruz, 19, told a family he was living with that he was set to inherit $800,000 from his deceased parents, most of which would come when he turned 22, the Sun Sentinel reported in February. Read More »

UN Security Council deadlocks again on Syria chemical attacks

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The vote on Tuesday afternoon in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favour, Bolivia joining Russian Federation in voting no, and China abstaining. As the showdown between Russian Federation and the United States got underway, Moscow's Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the United States of "planting this resolution" as a "pretext" to justify action against Syria and "taking yet one more step toward confrontation". Read More »

Kansas, NC State tied to FBI's college basketball probe

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A date listed in court papers for the announcement - August 30 - is when De Sousa made a surprise announcement he would play for Kansas. The $30,000 payment was made in a New York City hotel room, while the $20,000 payment was made in a Las Vegas hotel room. Read More »

Mattis: US Wants Proof Before Striking Syria for Chemical Attack

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Mattis, who was addressing a hearing of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, would not discuss the US military strategy process, but he did talk about the importance of defeating ISIS and protecting civilians in Syria. Mattis stopped short of detailing any plans by the United States or its allies to respond to Syria's April 7 chemical weapons attack, even as Trump on Wednesday warned Russian Federation through Twitter to "get ready" for the US attack on Syria. Read More »

Israeli fighter jets hit Hamas after bomb on Gaza border

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In Gaza, Murtaja's brother, Mutasem, angrily denied Lieberman's claims. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh described a "battle for awareness" as he attended Murtaja's funeral Friday. The distressing video, which has been subtitled by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz , was apparently recorded through binoculars or a gun scope, and captures the soldier who recorded it shouting as the protester is hit, "Yes!" Israel says its forces only open fire to stop attempts to damage the fence, infiltrations, ... Read More »

Death sentences drop by 17% globally

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Excluding China , 84% of the reported executions past year were carried out in just four countries: Iran , Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. A number of countries actually resumed executions in 2017: Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Read More »

Sirens blare as Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

Signed in July 2015, the deal has not stopped Iranian threats to destroy the Jewish state, clearly showing it's not "worth the paper it's written on". The Israeli government will hold a special Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. under the banner "Unto Every Person There is a Name", in which lawmakers recite names of victims of the Nazis for almost two hours. Read More »

Police Going After Distracted Driving

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The goal of the Operation Hang Up campaign is to enforce the law and raise awareness and deter distracted driving. The program began April 1 and runs through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in unsafe distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. Read More »

Attack on ex-spy was with nerve agent, chemical body confirms

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Russian Federation insists it had nothing to do with the March 4 attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. Blanshard, a doctor with 25 years experience, said nerve agents work by attaching themselves to particular enzymes in the body that then stop the nerves from functioning. Read More »

Wednesday's forecast: High winds, critically high fire danger

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Skies will stay mostly sunny with winds staying very strong out of the southwest around 15 to 25 miles per hour, gusting as high as 35 to 40 miles per hour. Things will change on Sunday as we watch the aforementioned backdoor front to our northeast drop southwest and cool us off. The winds will stick around for one more day, but lighter than where they will be today . Read More »

Two women charged in case of missing 6-year-old Toronto girl

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A man subsequently grabbed her from behind and raped her. The armed robbery happened at about 9:03 pm, on April 8, 2018, after the victims met with two unidentified males at the location. Police said an Amber Alert wasn't issued because they didn't suspect the girl had been abducted. After she spent the money, the bank notified her the check wasn't good and that she owed $1,400, the affidavit said. Read More »

Time has come for Siddaramaiah to go home: Amit Shah

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According to a statement, Sethi said this at a programmeon Gram Swaraj Abhuyaan (Village Self-governance Campaign) in Rajouri on Tuesday. Street vendors will also be discouraged from setting up stalls near the protest area. Muslim BJP leaders have justified their allegiance to the Hindutva fold saying they have only contempt for the Congress and other "secular" parties for their "appeasement" of the community and using them as a "vote bank" whereas the BJP believes in "inclusive" politics. Read More »

Pakistan singer shot dead for not standing up while singing

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Jatoi, allegedly badgered the victim to comply before he shot her dead. Samina Sindhu, a famed local performer, was murdered yesterday in the city's Kanga locality when a wedding guest opened fire on her during the event over her refusal to accept his specific dance request. Read More »

Azerbaijan's Aliyev seeks to extend 15-year rule in election

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Azerbaijan's main opposition parties did not participate in the polls and had called for a boycott, claiming that the vote would be rigged. Since he won the last election in 2013, Azerbaijan's constitution has been amended to extend the presidential term from five to seven years. Read More »

New Zealand halts offshore drilling in fight against climate change

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The only exploration likely to be contemplated by the new Government is on-shore exploration limited to energy-rich Taranaki. An oil rig between Stratford and Midhurst, in Taranaki. Over the past few years, public opposition to oil has grown into a global movement, with notable campaigns including opposition to Statoil's exploration in the Great Australian Bight, demonstrations against Total's drilling plans near the Amazon Reef, and the ongoing battle against the construction of new tar ... Read More »

Weekend forecast | 80s, severe storms, and snow

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Damaging straight-line winds will be the main threat with the line of storms as very strong winds aloft will be brought down to the surface in the stronger storms. At first, road temperatures will limit accumulation in the daylight in lower elevations. Behind the front, it will be much cooler! Highs will reach the upper 70s and nearing the 80s on Friday , more than 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. Read More »

Police officer admits to shooting

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At about 6:40 p.m. Sunday, police said the suspect confronted four people - two men ages 57 and 61 and two women ages 28 and 43 - while armed with unsafe instruments. He is expected to appear in the 25th District Court at 9 a.m. April 26. The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigation at government institutions like the police, launched an investigation into the shooting. Read More »

Chinese baby Sweetie born four years after death of parents

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Tiantian's parents had intended on having a baby through in-vitro fertilization (IFV) and froze several embryos. For the next three years, the parents of Shen and Liu fought for the rights to four frozen embryos left by their late children in a complicated and unprecedented legal case in China, according to the Beijing News . Read More »