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Riz Ahmed destroys James Corden in 'Drop the Mic' rap battle

Riz Ahmed destroys James Corden in 'Drop the Mic' rap battle The Girls guest star was definitely game for the battle, even when Corden started strong. "This is a blood bath". Too bad they weren't trying to cast Jabba the Hut's dad. Along with his Swet Shop Boys partner Heems, Riz performed at Coachella this past weekend, and now he's got a week in Los Angeles in between festival weekends. [Full Article...]

Battle of Vimy Ridge remembered

On April 9, 1917, the four Canadian army divisions fought as a unified force for the first time, accomplishing what was thought impossible by the British and French forces - they captured the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge, 175 km north of Paris, France. [Full Article...]

Title race on as Man U takes down Chelsea

We have a 50 per cent probability of winning the league. And a subdued Chelsea - 4-0 victor in the reverse fixture - could not find a way back into the game, failing to register a shot on target, as Mourinho celebrated his first victory over his former side in three attempts since his sacking last season. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Erdogan after victory in Turkish referendum

Trump congratulates Erdogan after victory in Turkish referendum He accused the board of "changing the rules midgame". U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with the Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington , U.S. Erdogan's margin of victory in the referendum was razor-thin. The opposition has been particularly incensed by a last-minute move from the YSK to accept ballot documents in envelopes without an offic... [Full Article...]

United Airlines trolled by rival airlines for forced removal of passenger

They could avail it in the form of cash, travel credits or miles . Chicago's Aviation Department said on Wednesday that two more officers had been placed on leave in connection with the April 9 incident, during which airport security officers dragged Dao from his seat aboard a United jet headed for Louisville, Kentucky. [Full Article...]

Closing arguments today in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial

Closing arguments today in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial Prosecutors are due to make a closing statement later on Thursday. Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for one murder, could find out soon whether he's legally guilty of two others. "There is absolutely no evidence that Aaron Hernandez committed this crime", Baez said. And that it was Bradley who pulled the trigger, killing Abreu and Furtado. [Full Article...]

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset An early Ossoff victory would also boost Democratic spirits and fundraising, raising expectations for a wave election that hands Democrats a House majority. Asked why the President made a decision to record the robocall, the official said the President had become "such a big issue in the race". "I wouldn't use the word referendum", Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. [Full Article...]

US highlights human rights at UN council, but some states wary

General Assembly third committee. Diplomats had expected the U.S.to try to win the council's approval to add human rights considerations to all its meetings, but that was dropped after at least six member states - Russia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Bolivia - made clear they opposed such a move. [Full Article...]

Government announces immigration changes

Government announces immigration changes People would also have to earn almost $50,000 dollars a year to qualify as a high-skilled migrant. Mr Woodhouse also revealed the Government is proposing that those eligible for a temporary "Essential Skills" work visa, but who earn less than the threshold will still be able to work here, however they will be limited to a maximum time in country duration of three years. [Full Article...]

US Syria strike: Trump reasons out why runways were not hit

Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government. "Do they want it to be a relationship of competition and potential conflict", he said. However, he stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of being directly involved in the planning or execution of the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard... [Full Article...]

North Korea will regularly test missiles

He said the American commitment to South Korea was "iron-clad and immutable". North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In-ryong, described US-South Korean military exercises as the largest ever "aggressive war drill" and said his country was "ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US". [Full Article...]

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOM

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOM The overwhelming majority of the rescues occurred off Libya's coastline, as migrants are sent to sea in overcrowded dinghies, easily overwhelmed by waves. Dozens of Mediterranean rescue operations throughout the day spotted around 2,000 would-be migrants, according to an Italian coastguard estimate. With the Greek smuggling route largely closed off, the path of least resistance drifted to Libya _ ... [Full Article...]

US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week He said the United States was "working closely" with China to engage North Korea. Photos released by the U.S. Navy this week show the USS Carl Vinson in waters off the coast of Indonesia and south of Singapore, where the carrier and its battle group had departed. [Full Article...]

Mexican Ex-Governor Javier Duarte Arrested in Guatemala Following Six-Month Chase

Another former governor, Cesar Duarte of Chihuahua State, is also wanted on suspicion of corruption and is said to have fled to El Paso, Texas in the southern United States. His party, known by its Spanish initials, PRI , is also locked in a tight race for the governorship of Mexico state, a historical stronghold for the party, where corruption has become a central campaign theme. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on referendum win

Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on referendum win Sunday's vote ended all debate on forging a stronger presidency, said Erdogan, who argues that concentration of power is needed to prevent instability. But if unresolved, they will leave deep questions over the legitimacy of a vote which split the electorate down the middle, and whose polarising campaign drew criticism and concern from European allies. [Full Article...]

Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump

Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump Ivanka , who decided last month to take an unpaid formal position in her father's administration as an assistant to the president, has stepped away from her business's day-to-day operations and appointed an independent president . However, her actions on Tuesday show that she is either oblivious to the idea or simply does not care and is willing to use her new position to further her own self-i... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike Nowhere is there any reference to Barghouti's leadership of the Palestinian terror group Tanzim, or his multiple murder convictions. Israeli prison officials have reportedly accused Barghouthi of using his wife to "smuggle" the article out of prison and to the New York Times . [Full Article...]

Prince search warrants lay bare struggle with opioids

Prince search warrants lay bare struggle with opioids Dr. Schulenberg has reportedly admitted to prescribing the singer Oxycodone shortly before he reportedly overdosed on his private jet, which came nearly one week prior to his death. And, experts say, prosecutors and investigators don't want to lose a high-profile case such as Prince's - likely increasing their caution. The prescribing doctor was listed as Schulenberg. [Full Article...]

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online that, despite the tomb's small size, it represents an important discovery due to the funery collection being largely in tact. There was an open courtyard in the tomb that led to two great halls, one containing six coffins and another containing four. Another room in the tomb was also discovered, though it has not yet been completely exc... [Full Article...]

Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order

Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order A majority of the H-1B visas, however, are given to overseas companies that then send workers to American companies. Trump has traveled to promote his agenda less than his recent predecessors. He campaigned a year ago on promises to overhaul USA trade and regulatory policy, but his executive orders on those issues reflect the administration bowing somewhat to the limits of presidential power. [Full Article...]


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