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On Easter, Pope denounces "oppressive regimes" but urges restraint

Pope Francis earlier broke with tradition and delivered an improvised homily on Easter morning, an occasion when Francis and previous popes have generally remained silent in advance of the Urbi et Orbi address. The mass followed his Good Friday prayer in which he deplored the suffering of migrants, the victims of racism and the persecution of Christians around the world. [Full Article...]

US national security adviser says North Korea missile test provocative

US national security adviser says North Korea missile test provocative A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, USA and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. [Full Article...]

State Road 44 shut down as crews battle Lake County brush fire

Lake County Fire said firefighters protected and saved 20 homes in the area. First reported at 1:43 p.m., troopers were monitoring the fire near Deltona and Orange City at mile markers 111 and 112 into the evening, said Sgt. Troopers said smoke is blowing away from the interstate. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency earlier this week in Florida following the recent wildfires ac... [Full Article...]

'Misdirected' strike in Syria kills 18 allied fighters, United States military says

'Misdirected' strike in Syria kills 18 allied fighters, United States military says The U.S. missile strike on Syria that triggered the diplomatic crisis hit a Syrian airbase where there had been Russian military personnel, so did Moscow know about the chemical weapons? "But it doesn't have to be this way". And he suggested that possible war crimes charges could be levied against the Syrian leader. A misdirected airstrike has killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic Sta... [Full Article...]

Trump fires back at protesters demanding tax returns: 'The election is over'

Trump wrote: "I did what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!" "If he's got nothing to hide, he should release his tax returns", said protester Liz Turner, 31. But 71-year-old Ilene Singh says he's wrong. Almost 150 cities across the nation took part in the Tax March . "We're not under any illusion that he's going to see people marching... [Full Article...]

Moscow accuses US of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

This satellite image released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows a damage assessment image of Shayrat air base in Syria, following U.S. Tomahawk missile strikes, April 7, 2017. Peskov also said Putin had given Tillerson his views on the situation in Syria, and how it was likely to develop. Asked whether Assad could be subject to war crimes charges, Tillerson said people were working to make... [Full Article...]

North Korean Test Missile Explodes on Launch

It wasn't immediately clear what kind of missile was test-fired from the east coast city of Sinpo. He also called the regime in North Korea "hostile". Along with the deployment of the Naval aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean Peninsula, thousands of US and South Korean troops, tanks and other weaponry were also deployed last month in their biggest-ever joint military exer... [Full Article...]

NBA Playoffs: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee Bucks to win over Toronto Raptors

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) is second and Michael Jordan (5,987) is first. George had the ball in his hands on the final possession, but the Cavs double-teamed him, forcing him to pass to Miles, who has always shot well against his former team. [Full Article...]

ISIS death toll from USA 'mother of all bombs' climbs to 94

Afghan officials said Saturday that 94 militants were killed in a massive US bomb blast targeting Islamic State's regional affiliate, almost three times as many as was reported a day earlier. John Nicholson, commander for USA forces in Afghanistan, told a press conference. President Donald Trump declined to say whether he personally signed off on the use of the GBU-43/B MOAB, known as. [Full Article...]

US State Secretary, China's Top Diplomat Discuss Situation on Korean Peninsula

An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, US and South Korean defense officials told CNN. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Seoul in February and March, respectively, to highlight that Washington's commitment to the defense of South Korea will remain "ironclad". [Full Article...]

Attack on Syria justified

Attack on Syria justified Assad's claims lie in stark contrast to statements from the Trump administration, which definitively ascribed the attack to the Syrian regime. Russian Federation has called for a thorough investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the allegations of chemical weapons use in Khan Sheikhun . [Full Article...]

Arkansas inmates ask appeals court to review part of ruling

Arkansas inmates ask appeals court to review part of ruling Let me add one final point, though, that a recent poll here in Arkansas put approval of the death penalty upwards of 60 percent. The injunction represents the latest legal setback in the state of Arkansas' attempt to execute the inmates - eight of whom were originally scheduled to be put to death by the end of April. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syrian investigation

Tillerson and Lavrov are expected to hold a news conference that begins soon. The two men outlined varying visions for the future of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, as well as an array of other worldwide issues, but both pledged to work on improving relations between their respective nations. [Full Article...]

Stockholm attack prime suspect admits to terror crime

Mr Akilov was known to be sympathetic to extremist organisations, but police believed that there was nothing to indicate he might plan an attack. The court said in a statement that Akilov should be remanded in custody until May 11. On Sunday, a second suspect - also from Uzbekistan, according to media reports - was arrested, although any link with Akilov has not been revealed. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile testing has Sen. Fischer's attention

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) — The missile in North Korea's latest launch didn't fly very far, but it may have been the second test of a technology that worries experts. On Wednesday, North Korea launched a projectile about 60 kilometers into the Sea of Japan. In a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, Trump again said that all options were on the table when it came to Nort... [Full Article...]

Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops

Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops The crown was an archbishop's mitre. Among the remains are those of Richard Bancroft - Archbishop from 1604 to 1610 - who oversaw the publication of the King James Bible. 'This church had two lives - it was the parish church of Lambeth, this little village by the river. Wesley Kerr, chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund from 2007 to 2014, said: "This is really astonishing - this is one of the mos... [Full Article...]

22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

Maj. "The main obstacle is that we don't have a clear idea of how many people are buried as nobody is claiming that their relatives are missing, unlike on previous occasions", Sudantha Ranasinghe, a military official heading the operation, told The Guardian . [Full Article...]

Turkish prime minister casts vote in referendum

Tezcan said: "The Supreme Electoral Board has changed the rules of the vote...." The leader of Turkey's main nationalist party has declared victory for the referendum to expand the powers of the country's presidency. But critics argue Erdogan, who has been at the helm of Turkish government as prime minister or president since 2003, will simply cement his hold on power in a system that will have ... [Full Article...]

City of Odessa Easter egg hunt brings close to 3000 participants

City of Odessa Easter egg hunt brings close to 3000 participants For most German kids Easter egg hunting takes place at home, and only on Easter Sunday. Janet Samuel, was ready for fun as she was looking after her 9-year-old granddaughter Ten'aj Williams, who was waiting for the big moment to charge after the eggs. [Full Article...]

Hungary's Orban sets stakes for 2018 election as protests persist

Hungary's Orban sets stakes for 2018 election as protests persist Facing protests at home and overseas over controversial new laws on universities and nongovernmental organisations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said protests are "secondary theatres of conflict" compared to his battle against immigration, as thousands of people again took to the streets Saturday. [Full Article...]


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