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U.S. berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack

U.S. berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack Putin has now found himself in a trap: Abandoning Assad would amount to recognition that the Kremlin's policy was wrong, while maintaining support for the Syrian ruler could risk destroying any chance for a detente with the US and raise the threat of a military confrontation. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires ballistic missile: South Korea

A North Korean flag, center, is displayed during 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II Group A game at Kwandong Hockey Center in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The European Union has rolled out additional sanctions on North Korea , aimed at punishing Pyongyang for actions that pose a grave threat to worldwide peace and security. [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses, Syria TV claims

Syrian state TV said an unknown number of people had been killed and wounded when a auto bomb was detonated. The deal had stipulated that in the first stage 8,000 people, including 2,000 loyalist fighters, leave the two towns but in the event just 5,000, including 1,300 fighters left, the Britain-based monitoring group said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack

United Kingdom government tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed reports of the deadly chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province last week as "100% fabrication", in an interview with news agency AFP at the presidential palace in Damascus . How do you know that? he added. The arrangement was brokered by Russian Federation after 1,300 people were killed in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in a sarin gas attack. [Full Article...]

Thousands flee homes in Syria 'population swap'

Thousands flee homes in Syria 'population swap' The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast targeted buses carrying residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regime and rebels. Those killed included civilians as well as rebel fighters. Similar amnesties were extended to other areas that have surrendered to the government, including Moadamiyeh, Hameh, Qudsaya and the Barada Vall... [Full Article...]

Ex-NFL star Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings

Ex-NFL star Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings Hernandez, once a rising star in the National Football League, is already serving a life sentence in prison for killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. The jury did find him guilty of illegal possession of a firearm, for which he was sentenced to serve four to five years in prison . Hernandez denied the allegations, and the Boston Globe says his defense team effectively hammered away... [Full Article...]

Syria: 100 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees

The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo province, also known as the White Helmets, said their volunteers pulled at least 100 bodies from the site of the explosion. "They were evacuating under a deal contingent on residents of two pro-rebel towns being allowed to evacuate". The Associated Press describes the aftermath of the blast, occurring in the Rashideen area, which is a rebel-controlled district ... [Full Article...]

Blues take 2-0 series lead over Wild

Blues take 2-0 series lead over Wild Joel Edmundson , who scored the overtime victor for St. Louis on Wednesday, scored at 3:51 of the second period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. At the start of the game, Minnesota came out flying, looking like they picked up right where they left off. [Full Article...]

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns In addition to major US cities, including Washington and Los Angeles, marches are planned in Europe, Japan and New Zealand. That rally was about free speech, according to local news reports. "The next mass protest should be on Tax Day to prove him wrong". It has been retweeted more than 21,000 times. The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual USA tax ... [Full Article...]

Over 100 killed during Syria's troubled population transfer

At least 39 were killed following a auto bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported casualties, saying the explosion appeared to be caused by a bomb. [Full Article...]

ADL offers to hold Holocaust awareness training for White House staff

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. And, as Greenblatt mentions in his letter to Spicer , on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the White House issued a short statement honoring the "victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust". [Full Article...]

Kashmir Violence: Eight Killed In Clashes During By-Election

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shant Manu on Sunday said re-poll would be held at 50 to 100 polling stations where violence had resulted in the disruption of polling process. The repoll will be held on April 13. Another by-election, to fill a separate parliamentary seat, is set to take place in the Anantnag district on 12 April. [Full Article...]

Pornography shown at Rajiv Chowk metro station in Delhi

Pornography shown at Rajiv Chowk metro station in Delhi DMRC Spokesperson Anuj Dayal said that the screen was under commissioning and testing by a private contractor and continues to be so. The incident was recorded by several commuters on their mobile phones and has been shared multiple times on various social media platforms, forcing the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to initiate an inquiry. [Full Article...]

Trump administration report labels no USA trading partners as currency manipulators

Trump administration report labels no USA trading partners as currency manipulators The Treasury said it "will be scrutinizing China's trade and currency policies very closely". The report kept China, Japan , South Korea , Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland on a watch list as they met some of the criteria. The department releases the report in a bid to implement new provisions of the US Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, also known as the Customs Bill. [Full Article...]

Egyptian cabinet approves state of emergency

Egyptian cabinet approves state of emergency The Copts feel very vulnerable and that no one cares about them". Christians who comprise 10 percent of Egypt's population have been increasingly attacked and persecuted since the 2013 coup in the country, Morning Star reported , with the Egyptian army having little success in protecting the Coptic minority. [Full Article...]

Election officials "stunned" as Ahmadinejad registers to run for Iranian presidency

Associated Press reported that election officials were stunned when they were requested to process his registration paperwork, given that past year Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took the unusual step of publicly stating that he had recommended that Ahmadinejad should stay out of the contest, set to culminate on May 19. [Full Article...]

Trump wants to ride the horsies when he visits London

Trump wants to ride the horsies when he visits London Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have also taken such carriage rides during state visits, although U.S. President Barack Obama eschewed the tradition in order to avoid the elaborate security precautions it would require. [Full Article...]

Activists marking Tax Day by demanding Trump release taxes

The only question any of us get now is: What can I do?" "It's time to play offense on the tax issue", said Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. Maxine Waters, Sen. Although the Tea Party gathered steam around opposition to Obamacare, its roots are in a backlash to former President Obama's $787 billion stimulus program. [Full Article...]

North Korea Displays Ballistic Missiles, Vows In-Kind Response if US Attacks

Single-engine propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead. North Korean women wave and cheer as they look toward their leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade Saturday. 2 official. State news agency KCNA also said the Trump's "serious military hysteria" had reached a "dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked". [Full Article...]

At least 100 dead in blast targeting evacuation convoy stranded near Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians evacuated from their besieged towns under a widely criticised rebel-regime deal have spent the night on buses at an exchange point as a much criticised population transfer deal stalls, activists and residents said Saturday. [Full Article...]


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