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Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north New Zealand

It soaked New Zealand cities like Wellington and Auckland - which saw its wettest March on record - and prompted the entire town of Edgecumbe to be evacuated. Flights across the country have either been delayed or cancelled, and national carrier Air New Zealand has suspended operations from Tauranga Airport in the North Island. [Full Article...]

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, United States says

He has repeatedly said if China, North Korea's dominant trading partner, is unwilling to do more to pressure the North, the USA might take the matter into its own hands. He is in South Korea as part of a 10-day tour of Asia. At the most, to the mainland United States itself. This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launche... [Full Article...]

Vote counting begins in Turkey's referendum

The "Yes" campaign won 51.3 percent of the vote against 48.7 percent for "No", the election commission said in figures quoted by state news agency Anadolu , in a count based on 99 percent of the ballot boxes. Erdogan said: "We would like other countries and institutions to show respect to the decision of the nation". "We are all equal citizens of the Republic of Turkey", he said . [Full Article...]

19 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

19 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses Military personnel were still searching the site and speaking to survivors to determine how many were missing. "The main obstacle is 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", Ranasinghe told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Stockholm Store Apologizes After Promotion Related to Terror Truck Attack

Swedish Police confirmed the identity of the suspected truck attacker as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, who is now under police custody. This past February, the still unnamed man continued to evade authorities tasked that month in carrying out the order. [Full Article...]

Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US Internationally, Ahmadinejad is more known for repeatedly questioning the scale of the Holocaust, predicting Israel's demise and expanding Iran's contested nuclear program. Many Iranians have grown impatient with the slow rate of improvement in their economic fortunes since worldwide financial and trade sanctions were lifted after Iran curbed its disputed nuclear activity under its deal with six w... [Full Article...]

Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

There was a high degree of confidence it was not an intercontinental ballistic missile, a USA official said on condition of anonymity. While the White House has not yet released a statement about North Korea's latest act of aggression, one of U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump counselor Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council role

McMaster-who has also regained control of the Homeland Security Council-has also added energy secretary Rick Perry , director of the CIA Mike Pompeo and ambassador to the U.N. McMaster took over February 20 after his predecessor Michael Flynn was sacked amid a scandal over his secret conversations with Russia's ambassador to Washington , Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer Speaks 'Fluent Moron — Howard Stern

Sean Spicer Speaks 'Fluent Moron — Howard Stern Gaffe-prone Johnson backtracked, saying: "In the theatre of war, as far as I can remember, and I stand to be corrected on this, I don't believe that even the Nazis used chemical weapons". White House press secretary Sean Spicer has apologised over a controversial comment he made in relation to the Holocaust on Monday, as he faces calls to resign from his position. [Full Article...]

Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112

Footage from the scene showed bodies, including those of fighters, lying alongside buses, some of which were charred and others gutted from the blast. The government and rebels disagreed over the number of gunmen to be evacuated, leaving the buses stuck. At least 68 children were among the 126 people killed in the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, updating a previous toll of ... [Full Article...]

5 things to know about April the giraffe and her calf

5 things to know about April the giraffe and her calf April the giraffe's baby boy had his first visit with the veterinarian after his highly anticipated birth. It is April's fourth offspring. In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. [Full Article...]

Seeking to salvage ties, USA and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Even earlier this year, Russian Federation disputed the findings of worldwide investigators looking into eight incidents in Syria involving chemical weapons. Lavrov said Wednesday that a United Nations chemical weapons watchdog must conduct an "objective and unbiased probe" into the chemical attack that killed dozens of people. [Full Article...]

McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea

Pence reportedly arrived at the base around 9:30 a.m. local time [00:30 GMT] and was expected to visit the DMZ, a narrow strip of land that acts as a buffer zone between the two countries. "It's clear that the president is determined not to allow this kind of capability to threaten the United States". She advised patience with China on the issue. [Full Article...]

Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria

The fallout from Assad's chemical attack last week and the USA airstrikes that Trump ordered in response have plunged the United States and Russian Federation into tensions rarely seen since the Cold War. Trump says it's also "very bad for mankind". "It can be said that the level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better but most likely has degraded",... [Full Article...]

UN Votes to End to Haiti Peacekeeping Mission in Mid-October

In an interview with the Associated Press , Haley summed up her frustration by asking the attendance: "What do we say to these kids?" " Peacekeepers do fantastic work but they are very expensive and they should be used only when needed", Rycroft said. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'attempts to launch missile but fails': USPACOM

As Tokyo communicated its protest to Pyongyang through a diplomatic channel in Beijing, a Japanese government source said North Korea's "repeated provocative moves are unacceptable". Sunday's missile failure come as the U.S.is making its presence known in the region, with the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group approaching the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

Kansas Democrat plans another run for Congress

Georgia's special election rules make all candidates run in the same primary regardless of party; if no one reaches a majority, the top two finishers will meet head-to-head in a June runoff. But only once did the winning candidate in the special election get a higher percentage of the vote than their party's candidate in the preceding November election. [Full Article...]

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: U.S. envoy

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: U.S. envoy He said the most ideal process would be a political solution that leads to a transitional government. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for Washington , Haley said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" which will air in full on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Gorsuch Joins the Supreme Court With Nod to Scalia

Gorsuch was the second person nominated to fill this Supreme Court vacancy. Gorsuch could become one of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court. Markey's comments came the same day Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the high court's newest justice. The president added, to laughter: "And I got it done even in the first 100 days". [Full Article...]

United Rock Chelsea to Ignite Title Race, Liverpool on Rise

United Rock Chelsea to Ignite Title Race, Liverpool on Rise Herrera was assigned to mark Hazard on both occasions and in the latest match he also contributed United's second goal as Chelsea suffered their second defeat in their last four games. The Blues are still in a strong position but they are now feeling the hot breath of Spurs on their neck after Pochettino's team made it seven successive league wins for the first time since 1967 with a 4-0 home win ... [Full Article...]


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