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Pakistan arrests 22 after student lynched over blasphemy

Wajahat Khan, one of the attackers taken into custody, told a judicial magistrate that he and a group of students had been summoned to a varsity chairman's office on April 13. They were mainly students but also included some university clerical workers. He says no evidence has been found to indicate that Khan committed blasphemy against Islam, which is punishable by death in Pakistan and can inc... [Full Article...]

Trump breaks silence on North Korea, defends reversal on China

Its limitations were displayed when Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson failed to win the backing of France, Germany and Italy for further sanctions over Russian Federation over its support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. The Trump administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing C... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes UN Security Council resolution condemning Syrian Government

Combination of file photos show Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 29, 2016 and U.S. President DonaldTrump (R) at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on February 15, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

In a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1966, King said: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane". The AHCA largely drew on the pro-insurance company underpinnings of Obamacare, further shoring up the for-profit private insurers while cutting costs for the government and corporations. [Full Article...]

Brazil judge targets politicians over involvement in bribery scandal

Brazil judge targets politicians over involvement in bribery scandal The ongoing probe and scandal, which continues to rock Brazilian politics ever harder, is raising serious questions against the political elite and their privileges in a country faced with its worst financial and economic crisis in recent history. [Full Article...]

Turkey's President Erdogan warns opposition not to question referendum result

Turkey's President Erdogan warns opposition not to question referendum result Already tense relations soured during the campaign when Erdogan picked a fight as a means of rallying nationalist voters, accusing the Netherlands and Germany of Nazism after they prevented his officials from holding pro-referendum rallies for Turkish expats. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control Haas was barely audible over Coffman's own amplified voice and the barrage of heckles being tossed out by the rest of the crowd. Coffman said he didn't support Trump's big boost to defense spending and called the Defense Department "top heavy". [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Visits The North Korean Border

Vice President Pence Visits The North Korean Border Today, though, the vice foreign minister told the BBC that his government will be testing missiles weekly, and he warned of a preemptive nuclear strike by the North if the US takes military action. According to USA officials, the missile fired on Saturday exploded four to five seconds after its launch near a North Korean submarine base in Sinpo along the country's eastern coast. [Full Article...]

N. Korea army vows 'merciless' response to U.S. provocation

N. Korea army vows 'merciless' response to U.S. provocation A North Korean missile exploded during la. Expectations are high the North may put its newest missiles on display during Saturday's parade. A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the c. "We don't hide that the strongholds of evil such as the USA army bases including those at Osan, Gunsan, and Pyeongtaek as well as the Blue House in South Korea can be razed within a few minutes",... [Full Article...]

U.S. rhetoric 'partially to blame' for Syria attack: McCain

Meanwhile, Syrian state media reported Sunday that Russian Federation and Iran are drawing red lines after the U.S. strike. Rouhani said the USA strike would not affect Iran's Syria policy, while Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not withdraw in the face of similar aggressions. [Full Article...]

Pence warns North Korea that era of strategic patience is over

On Monday, the USA and South Korea launched a joint air force military exercise to ensure readiness against North Korea, according to the South Korean media. Pyongyang didn't respond to requests from China Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Wu Dawei, the country's top envoy for North Korean nuclear affairs, to meet with their North Korean counterparts, according to the people, who asked not to be iden... [Full Article...]

Riyadh congratulates Erdogan on success of Turkish referendum

Riyadh congratulates Erdogan on success of Turkish referendum De Zulueta said overall, the procedures "fell short of full adherence" to the standards Turkey had signed up for. He made the comments at news conference in Ankara . The changes won strong backing in conservative rural areas but were just as strongly opposed in Istanbul and other cities, as well as in the restive Kurdish southeast. [Full Article...]

US era of strategic patience with North Korea over : Mike Pence

Noting Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan , Pence said, "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve ", or the United States armed forces in the region. The envoy criticised the U.S. missile strikes that hit an air base in Syria last week, saying Washington was resorting to a "gangster-like logic" that its military action was proportionate and could apply to the Ko... [Full Article...]

10 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

10 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses Sri Lanka Army continues rescue and relief operations in full swing at Meethotamulla, recovers 26 bodies Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 08:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Around 50 to 100 houses were completely destroyed, said attorney Nuwan Bopage. "We are keeping up a search, but we are not very hopeful of finding anyone alive in these conditions", military spokesman Roshan Seneviratne sa... [Full Article...]

Vimy Ridge centennial commemorated in Surrey's Veterans Square

About 20,000 people, including many Canadians, are expected to attend the ceremony Sunday, including French President Francois Hollande and British royals Princes Charles, William and Harry. "I salute the thousands of Canadians and CP railroaders who served then and the many men and women of CP who serve their country still", said CP President and CEO Keith Creel. [Full Article...]

Search for Facebook killer in PA comes up empty

Search for Facebook killer in PA comes up empty Nine Philadelphia schools were on lock down this afternoon as the manhunt for the Cleveland shooter who murdered a man and uploaded a video to Facebook continues. The police chief said: "We are not going to pinpoint a specific thing and say this is what triggered this, because we don't know". "Not because he needed the money, it was just something he did", said 52-year-old Debbie Godwin. [Full Article...]

Local therapist reacts on impact of Facebook shooting video

Local therapist reacts on impact of Facebook shooting video Stephens then claimed that he had killed 13 others, but the Cleveland police have yet to find other victims. In an afternoon news conference, the Cleveland police chief announced the reward to the public. Beech Brook spokeswoman Nancy Kortemeyer said Sunday that news of the shooting shocked and horrified the agency. Monday morning, Cleveland's mayor said the false stories were creat... [Full Article...]

What It Means, and Why It Matters — Georgia's Special Election

What It Means, and Why It Matters — Georgia's Special Election Those hopes have died. Now he's looking to "flip" the sixth congressional district in the northern Atlanta suburbs, and despite being considered a long-shot candidate in a formerly dark-red district who's running against 11 Republicans, Ossoff apparently has a good chance of winning . [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull, Narendra Modi sign six agreements

Further, both the Prime Ministers also underscored Australia and India's joint commitment to enhancing regional cooperation in promoting maritime security and safety. But more than a year later, differences continue to divide the countries. Prime Minister O'Neil said they will be assisting mostly in providing logistics support and also act as worldwide observers during the election. [Full Article...]

President Trump briefed on North Korea's failed missile launch - Pentagon chief

President Trump briefed on North Korea's failed missile launch - Pentagon chief PYONGYANG/SEOUL - North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered USA aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region. [Full Article...]


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