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Massive explosion heard in Somalia's Mogadishu

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Reuters news agency cited police sources as saying the Sunday blast was caused by a vehicle bomb. Photojournalist Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare was at the scene. However, Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab has carried out a spate of bloody suicide attacks in the city in recent months, amid a campaign of violence gripping the nation struggling to overcome an Islamist insurgency. Read More »

New law bans texting while crossing roads in Honolulu

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The law doesn't only target cellphone users; those using laptops, digital cameras or video games will also be expected not to look at them while crossing the street. However, the pedestrians can look at their phone on the sidewalk and can talk on the phone while crossing the streets as the law "does not include any audio equipment". Read More »

Trump ousts Priebus, names Homeland Security's Kelly as chief of staff

Trump tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". Those who have departed include former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh, former communications chief Mike Dubke, press secretary Sean Spicer and press aide Michael Short. Read More »

White House expected to name Nielsen new deputy chief of staff

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Priebus' hold on the White House job has always been in question, more so this week after Trump's new communications director badmouthed him to a reporter for the New Yorker . This White House will remain stuck in neutral unless Kelly can convince Trump to settle down and let him navigate a steadier ship. But he has privately floated potential replacements for Priebus, including Secretary John Kelly , deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and ... Read More »

3-year-old girl hit by auto in Eagle Mountain has died

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The driver was a 23-year-old woman who was not related to the child. The child's mother was at the door of their house about 50 feet away and had called to the girl just before the incident. She was flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center in critical condition and placed on life support. Authorities said the accident remains under investigation but at this point they don't feel that there was any negligence on the part of the car's driver. Read More »

Speaker Ryan 'frustrated' by Senate health vote

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The Senate voted 51-49 against the legislation aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act . On a week when the Boys Scouts and the US military gave him some push-back, the collective, audible sigh from congressional Republicans growing increasingly frustrated, and now alarmed, by President Trump became a public admonishment. Read More »

Man cut in the throat at Cincinnati Zoo

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The investigation is ongoing, and Franz urged anyone with information to call police. Part of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is taped off because of a stabbing, WCPO reports . The victim was taken to UC Medical Center with "serious, but non-life threatening injuries", police said. Police Sgt. Eric Franz tells WCPO-TV the man was cut on the throat. Read More »

WH Communications Director Unleashes On Chief Of Staff

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The former chief of staff declined to talk to reporters travelling with the president after returning. At a meeting of auto company CEOs in MI in March, Trump praised the executives and then said , "And then I look at Reince", drawing scattered laughs with a tone that suggested Priebus was a less impressive presence. Read More »

Germany nightclub shooting: Two dead in attack on Constance venue

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The man was rushed to hospital but later died. The attack took place outside Grey club on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening. "Guests were able to save themselves by fleeing outside or hiding", the police said in a statement, according to Deutsche Welle. A rejected asylum seeker killed one person and injured six others while armed with a knife seized at a Hamburg supermarket. Read More »

Trump's New Attorney Calls Special Counsel Mueller 'Very Respectful And Professional'

The reaction after the program (in the pre-Twitter age, from telephone calls - imagine that!) was positive from many who were still undecided about the validity of Starr's investigation. He seemed to have allowed over-zealous, experienced prosecutors who worked for him to cause him to make poor judgments. Mueller, they say, won't be satisfied to limit his investigation to the question of Russian meddling in the election and charges that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Read More »

Verstappen pleased with Red Bull progression

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So, I think it's going to be close . "Even the long runs were strong, and this afternoon we were able to replicate that with an even hotter track". "Yeah, I think we can do it". The opening session in the morning featured one red flagged stoppage and the second session had two with both Pascal Wehrlein of Sauber and luckless Jolyon Palmer of Renault smacking into the barriers. Read More »

The end of democracy in Venezuela?

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Across the city, residents said they wanted President Nicolas Maduro out of power but didn't want to risk their lives or livelihoods taking on his government. The new sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over its election meddling got most of the attention last week but Americans should be aware of - and rally behind - another set of sanctions approved by the Trump administration, on Venezuela, as its leader prepares to cement his grip on power in voting today. Read More »

Railways Solution To Unhygienic Bedding: Discontinue Providing Blankets

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Railways had recently held a meeting on linen management which was attended by various stakeholders including mechanised laundry operators, suppliers of cleaning chemicals, linen suppliers and senior railway officers. The CAG noted that this was due to the outsourcing of washing the linen as the railways could not handle the existing load. Earlier, the Cag, in its report, had also termed food and beverages served by Indian Railways to passengers as "unsuitable for human consumption". Read More »

Darryl Paulson: Please fire Robert Mueller!

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Of course, a genuine conspiracy would have been conducted with the Internet age equivalent of secret messages written in invisible ink delivered to secret drop boxes. "If you're thinking of making a recess appointment to push out the attorney general, forget about it", Sasse said . Congressional Republicans have rallied around Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, and expressed mortification at the humiliation visited on him by Trump in several interviews and a series of tweets. Read More »

Cancer Treatment to Keep McCain Out of Senate Until September

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Just before he cast the deciding vote on the Senate's latest health care repeal bill, Sen. McCain's arrival back to the Senate, however, doesn't guarantee leaders will have the votes they need to begin debate. hour on Friday. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle offered their overwhelming support of McCain after his diagnosis. Applause and whoops greeted McCain as he entered the chamber. Read More »

Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan's PM-in-waiting and dynastic heir

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He said history would now decide whether the court's decision was good for Pakistan. Sharif has called the inquiry into his family's finances a conspiracy and has asserted that in his three terms as prime minister he had not been tarred by a major corruption scandal. Read More »

Security Forces launch search op in south Kashmir village

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Internet services were suspended in Pulwama district after the militants were gunned down. According to sources, at least one more terrorist is believed to be hiding inside a house that has been cordoned off by the security forces. Director General of police SP Vaid also confirmed the killings of two militants on his Twitter handle. However, this could not be independently verified. Read More »

Ferrari totaled just an hour after purchase

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South Yorkshire police said the driver suffered a few cuts and bruises, but was otherwise unscathed. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia, worth about 200,000 pounds ($260,000) new, ended up a burning heap in a field. On Facebook, the post has been shared over 3800 times, with many people wondering how the crash happened and others saying they're happy the driver escaped. Read More »

Kerala: Murdered Dalit law student's neighbour hangs himself

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The police first listed the name of Sabu, an autorickshaw driver, in the mahassar report of the murder case. Sabu had been arraigned as a mahazar witness in the case following the recovery of a pair of footwares, purportedly worn by the murderer, from a canal nearby Sabu's house. Read More »

Trump urges the Senate to ditch filibuster rule

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Pence spent some of the morning lobbying Arizona Senator John McCain to vote in support of the bill. Mr Trump responded on Twitter: "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down". Graham had said on Thursday he had made a decision to vote for the skinny bill after reassurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan that it would not become law. Read More »

US Senate passes sanctions bill against Russia, Iran and North Korea

The Kremlin had previously said it would not impose any sanctions on the US until Trump signs the bill. "Congress would have overriden the veto, and all it will do is fuel the fire of the Russian Federation scandal in Washington". Russia's Foreign Ministry said the new sanctions law "confirms the extreme aggressiveness of the United States in its foreign affairs". Ryabkov also warned of "potentially destructive consequences" from the legislation. Read More »

The Village of Clinton issued an evacuation order

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The wildfire service says there are still 130 fires burning across the province, and more than $160.8 million has been spent this season on fighting fires. Clinton has ordered everyone within the village to evacuate, with the exception of the Chasm Mill site. Officials warn that an alert or order forcing people from their homes yet again is still a possibility. Read More »

GOP healthcare repeal fails after late-night vote

The bill would also place a range of new sanctions on the Russian economy while putting into law several Obama-era executive orders penalizing the Kremlin for its interventions in the United States and other countries. Warner (D); Tim Kaine (D). The constant changing of proposed health-care legislation, drafted in secret backroom meetings by a small group of GOP senators, has brought us to this point: Republican senators were set to vote this week on a health-care bill that they do not know ... Read More »