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Pope opens free laundromat for Rome's poor

Speaking in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Ayad stressed that the recent attacks "will not cancel the Pope visit to Egypt", pointing out that there have been several communications with the Vatican authorities over the visit's required logistical and security arrangements. [Full Article...]

China warns of likelihood of war over North Korea 'at any moment'

Choe Ryong Hae, who some presume as the second-most powerful official in North Korea, said Saturday that the new USA government under Donald Trump was "creating a war situation" in the Korean Peninsula by dispatching strategic military assets to the region. [Full Article...]

Steve Johnson wins US Men's Clay Court Championship

Steve Johnson wins US Men's Clay Court Championship He takes home a cheque for $95,495 and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points. "I'm very happy and emotional", said former world number four Schiavone who had gone into the Colombia tournament without a win on the tour in 2017. "It's tough to play three sets every day". Johnson won the next two games to even the set. Johnson was hobbled by cramps serving at the end of the third set, but - coaxing ... [Full Article...]

Turkey: Voting underway on referendum to expand President Recep Erdogan's powers

Three people have died in a fight outside a polling station in Turkey as votes were cast in a historic referendum. Now, with the results showing a narrow 51%-to-49% victory for Erdogan, the opposition says the vote counting, too, was marred by fraud and vows to challenge it. [Full Article...]

Trump says China working on NKorea 'problem'

Un did not speak during the annual parade celebrating the 1912 birthday of his late grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who founded the country, but the North's No. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looked across the demilitarised border between North and South Korea on Monday, a day after North Korea's failed missile launch , reiterating that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Wall Powers Wizards To Game 1 Win Over Hawks

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard , left, drives against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 16, 2017 . Game 1 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the No. 4 Washington Wizards and the No. 5 Atlanta Hawks is in the books. If the team had 80 gam... [Full Article...]

A look at the missiles North Korea displayed at parade

A look at the missiles North Korea displayed at parade In addition to the Vinson, the US presence in the region will also be reflected with the scheduled arrival of Vice President Mike Pence in South Korea Sunday afternoon. Satellite imagery suggests North Korea could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time. A USA nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group is also heading for the region. [Full Article...]

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - South Korea

The vice president said at a fellowship dinner at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul that the willingness of military members "to stand firm without fear inspires the nation and inspires the world". Pence is joined by his wife and two adult daughters and will lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and join USA and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Aleppo bomb attack at least 112

Death toll from Aleppo bomb attack at least 112 It said that most of the dead were evacuees, but also included several rebels who had been guarding the buses. The blast ripped through a group of buses carrying about 5,000 Shi'ite residents of the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province, which rebel forces have placed under siege. [Full Article...]

Clinton calls Russian election interference 'more effective theft than Watergate'

The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military airfield in Homs. "As I said yesterday (Thursday) it is essential that the world does more to deter Assad from committing future murderous atrocities", Clinton said at a luncheon in Houston . [Full Article...]

Pence says North Korea 'provocation' reminder of risks to military

While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential escalated US response trailed Pence as he began a 10-day trip to Asia amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric. Intelligence agencies in South Korea and the USA were attempting to extract more details about the missile, including its exact type. The administration's immediate emphasis, the officials said, will be on inc... [Full Article...]

Russia vetoes UN motion on Syria attack

Tillerson's comments came at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov . Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations draft resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into a suspected chemical attack that the West blames on President Bashar al-Assad's forces. [Full Article...]

North Korean missile test fails

Investigations were continuing, but one unnamed U.S. official said it was unlikely to have been an intercontinental (ICBM) missile. The status of the North Korean underground nuclear test program is unchanged, a senior USA defense official told CNN , and a test could come at any time. [Full Article...]

United to compensate all customers on flight passenger was dragged off

United to compensate all customers on flight passenger was dragged off WATCH: MUNOZ INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWSMunoz said the incident was the result of a system failure. He also promised to review over-booking procedures and vowed to never again to use law enforcement to take a passenger off an overbooked boarded plane. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation relations may be at 'all-time low'

Russian Federation relations may be at 'all-time low' He doubled down on Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Assad's government was to blame for the gas attack last week and adding a new theory that the attack may have been faked by Assad's enemies. The Trump administration says it is spending a disproportionate share on defense compared with its 27 partners, and that it expects action by the time Trump meets... [Full Article...]

FBI Acquires Warrant To Monitor Carter Page, One Of Trump's Adviser

FBI Acquires Warrant To Monitor Carter Page, One Of Trump's Adviser After Page's close connection to Russian Federation had been made public, the Trump campaign said Carter had an "informal" position in the campaign and never had a personal audience with President Trump. Lewandowski reportedly informed Page that he would have to take the trip in his personal capacity and not in affiliation with the campaign. While Page denies any involvement in disrupting the Pr... [Full Article...]

India, Australia sign MoUs on combating terrorism, civil aviation security

The commercial deals for the supply of uranium are being further negotiated. "We're pleased to be providing increasing quantities of coal for steel-making and increasingly for power generation, with advance super-critical technology", Turnbull said. [Full Article...]

OPCW Chemical Weapons Agency Sends Fact-Finding Mission To Syria

He went on to say that the U.S. confirmed its commitment to the idea that there is no other option of resolving the Syrian conflict other than the political dialog, adding that this offers hope for the future of the peace process. A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow believes that an worldwide probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria should include experts from Brazil, India, Iran and ot... [Full Article...]

16 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

His remarks came as police reported another two deaths overnight raising to 21 the number of people confirmed killed in Friday's incident that marred the country's new year celebrations. The death toll rose to 16 as more bodies were discovered on Saturday, army spokesman Roshan Senivirathna said. He said almost hundred people have been shifted to temporarily locations and the government will soo... [Full Article...]

Jadhav will not be executed immediately: Pakistan minister

Jadhav will not be executed immediately: Pakistan minister While addressing media MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that Pakistan has not shared any details of Jadhav " s location and about his health till date. "There are certain countries that finance and arm the Pakistani military. If he was having a valid passport, how can he be a spy?" "He was involved in sabotage and terror", Basit told the India Today . [Full Article...]


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