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Crowd clashes with police in Venezuela's latest protest

The protests were touched off by a Supreme Court ruling in late March nullifying congress. A ban on holding office would prevent Capriles from running for president again in elections now scheduled for late 2018. Speaking at the rally on Saturday, Capriles told supporters: "Nobody can disqualify the Venezuelan people". Amid growing global condemnation of Maduro, various Latin American criticiz... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe

Mrs May said British scientists had analysed material from the site of the attack that killed 80 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April. It denied preferring Trump to his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, during the election campaign and said it would judge his administration by its actions rather than its words. [Full Article...]

Number of IS fighters killed by US bomb jumps to 90

Number of IS fighters killed by US bomb jumps to 90 At least 94 Islamic State fighters were killed when the U.S. military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan , an Afghan official said Saturday. Although its presence in Afghanistan is smaller than that of the country's main insurgent group, the Taliban; IS's local branch - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - in Khorasan Province (ISIL-K) ... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Cook hits New Zealand

Cyclone Cook hits New Zealand The New Zealand Herald described the storm as the worst seen in New Zealand "in generations" and that authorities were considering closing the Auckland Harbour Bridge . The storm also caused power disruptions to hundreds of homes in Whakatane and Tauranga. Winds could reach 150km/h, according to the MetService. Last week, another violent cyclone that struck Australia - Debbie - was also fe... [Full Article...]

Vehicle bomb explodes near evacuation buses in northern Syria, 39 killed

The bomber reportedly drove the explosives in a van meant to carry aid right up to a convoy of buses. Thousands of people have been stuck in buses on the edge of Aleppo city. Abu Bakir al-Habeeb al-Hakim used to work with al-Qaida and then the al-Nusra Front in Syria, the statement said. It said most of the dead in the explosion in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo, were evacuees, but the bl... [Full Article...]

Another turkey flew into a windshield in Indiana

Another turkey flew into a windshield in Indiana There have been several turkey vs. vehicle crashes recently in Indiana. Luckily, she was alright, but the turkey did not survive. We'd like to give you some tips on how to avoid something like this, but we've got nothing. "They had just finished visiting Notre Dame and were in the process of driving back to O'Hare International Airport in their rental vehicle", police said in a release. [Full Article...]

N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

While the North Korean regime continues to pursue nuclear goals, frequently conducting banned missile tests, the United States has been reacting to every such event by either issuing harsh warnings, imposing economic sanctions on Pyongyang or flying bombers over the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Dozens Killed as Blast Hits Evacuation Convoy in West Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: "The suicide bomber was driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies and detonated near the buses". However, a delay in the agreement has reportedly left thousands of evacuated people stranded at two transit points on Aleppo's outskirts since late Friday. [Full Article...]

Putin ignores US call for fresh start and backs Assad regime

Trump had frequently called during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign for warmer ties with Putin , despite criticism from lawmakers in his own Republican Party. For now, the official said the most specific evidence of Russian involvement remains a Russian drone that flew over the hospital that was treating people injured in the attack. [Full Article...]

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan official says

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan official says Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "all for going after ISIS". President Donald Trump praised the USA military for carrying out what he called a "very, very successful mission". Retired US Air Force General Dave Deptula, a former commander of the air operations center for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001, said the GBU-43 was developed ... [Full Article...]

North Korea says "ready for nuke attack" amid show of force

Kim Jong Un did not speak during the huge event, which celebrates the birthday of North Korea's founding ruler Kim Il Sung, but another top official, Choe Ryong Hae, warned that the North would stand up to any threat posed by the United States. [Full Article...]

Guardiola expects a 'really good test' against Southampton

Guardiola expects a 'really good test' against Southampton Six of the squad are out of contract at the end of term and the five senior players now out on season-long loans seem unlikely to return. City, perhaps inspired by Bravo's heroics, promptly wrapped up the win with two goals in three minutes. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo once again rises to the occasion

A night before, Barcelona have endured a 0-3 humbling at the hands of Juvnetus with the famed trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez once again failing to help the Catalans. The visitors from Madrid ensured the first promising chance of the game when Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had to tip Karim Benzema's header on to the bar with 18 minutes played. [Full Article...]

Thousands expected to march in South Africa on Friday against Zuma

Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA, which had called for the marches, held a rally of more than 10,000 people that was calm, a few streets from the scene of the violence. "South Africans can no longer stand on the sidelines and watch President Jacob Zuma ruin our beloved country, which we struggled so hard for". The president also got the backing of a committee in parliament, who could have otherwi... [Full Article...]

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syrian investigation

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syrian investigation The agenda for the meeting wasn't announced. The meetings come on the heels of a US missile strike on an air base in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack on civilians that's been blamed on the Bashar al-Assad regime. The West has accused Bashar al-Assad's forces of carrying out the attack in Idlib province that killed 87 people and shocked the world. In one small positive note ... [Full Article...]

S. Africa's former deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas resigns

Previous no-confidence motions against Zuma have failed as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has a commanding majority. A former associate at the Treasury said former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Jonas planned to assess their positions as MPs. [Full Article...]

British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem The Hebrew University in Jerusalem said the woman killed, Hannah Bladon, was studying at the school as part of a student exchange program with the University of Birmingham. " Jerusalem police are prepared at all times to respond immediately to any event, especially terror attacks", he said. Two other victims were wounded and several people suffering shock and trauma were taken to a Jerusalem... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem welcomed global inspectors to visit the base, which Washington claimed had served as a platform for the attack. Russian Federation has rejected accusations from the West that its Assad's forces were responsible for a chemical attack and has lashed out at the USA for its cruise missile strikes last week against a Syrian air base. [Full Article...]

US and Russia struggle to overcome rifts in Moscow

De Mistura said Russia, Iran and Turkey, as guarantors of a December cease-fire that has been repeatedly broken, must also "step up and deliver now". She also defended President Trump's decision to launch a missile strike against a Syrian airfield over the government's decision to gas its own people. [Full Article...]

N. Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

North Korea attempted to launch a missile from its east coast, but it failed, according to the South Korean and United States militaries. China also has grown increasingly frustrated with the refusal of Kim Jong Un's regime to heed its admonitions, and in February cut off imports of North Korean coal that provide Pyongyang with a crucial source of foreign currency. [Full Article...]


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