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The world's oldest person has died aged 117

The world's oldest person has died aged 117 He said she had been her usual chatterbox self until a few weeks ago. "She reached an incredible finish line", Silvia Marchionini, mayor Verbania in northern Italy where Ms Morano lived and died, said. One of the supercentenarian's caretakers told Jamaica Observer columnist Jean Lowrie-Chin previous year: "She likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot, but she does not eat por... [Full Article...]

Trump says only role for US in Libya is defeating Islamic State

President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress. On Iran, Trump and his top officials have been walking a narrow line as they seek to show an aggressive stance. Diplomats and analysts who closely follow developments in Libya said it was not entirely clear whether the president was signalling a break from the US's strong support of the Tripoli gov... [Full Article...]

The Kansas special election was a test for party leadership. Everyone failed

Although Thompson fell just short of defeating Estes, his performance may cheer Kansas Democrats, who have struggled to get more than 30 percent of the vote against Pompeo in the last three congressional elections. But in a sign of nervousness, Republicans poured money into the race late to bolster Estes. President Donald Trump says a "wonderful guy" is running for Congress whose help he needs t... [Full Article...]

Trump's far-right backers rebel over 'hoax' Syria attack

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was not due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Moscow later this week. "If we say democracy, let's take this step", he said. The actions against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to a chemical attack come in spite of the prospect of escalating Russian ill will that could further inflame one of the world's most ve... [Full Article...]

North Korea missile launch fails, South Korean officials report

North Korea missile launch fails, South Korean officials report Soldiers carried out on trucks North Korea's "Pukguksong" missile, which can be fired from a submarine. Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is. "It's not the DPRK but the US and Trump that makes trouble". DPRK stands for the official name of North Korea , the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. [Full Article...]

Macron seen winning but Le Pen gains

This weekend, however, only marks the first round of voting, with a run-off election taking place on May 7 between the top two candidates following Sunday's results. Immigration and security are also major, related issues in the election after a wave of terror attacks by individuals inspired by or working with the Islamic State, including a December 2015 terror strike which left 130 people dea... [Full Article...]

Venezuela confirms 12 deaths during opposition protests

Venezuela confirms 12 deaths during opposition protests It wasn't clear who shot him and there was no immediate comment from authorities. GM said Thursday that its only factory in Venezuela was confiscated a day earlier, as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country that is roiled by economic troubles. [Full Article...]

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack Claimed by Daesh in Paris

French President Francois Hollande had already said that the authorities suspect the attack was "of a terrorist nature", according to a French 24 translation of his news conference Thursday night. Left-wing insurgent Jean-Luc Mélenchon warned against allowing panic to "interrupt democracy". The attack unfolded on the famed Champs-Elysees around 9 p.m. [Full Article...]

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named A Seattle police officer, right, puts an arm around the wife of another officer as they walk near the emergency entrance while helping provide food and other supplies to other officers at Harborview Medical Center, Thursday, . Police said one of the other two suspects was dead and another was in custody. The officers have not been named but the female officer is 42 years old and the male offic... [Full Article...]

White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

Meanwhile, on another press briefing the same day, Defense Secretary James Mattis warned against assuming any "specific reason" for the move. A Navy F/A-18E pilot from the carrier Carl Vinson ejected safely during routine flight operations , according to a Friday press release from the Navy's 7th Fleet. [Full Article...]

Nigeria foils Boko Haram attacks on embassies

Nigeria foils Boko Haram attacks on embassies Nigeria's department of state services said six suspected jihadists were arrested after they "perfected plans" to attack the embassies and "other western interests" in the capital Abuja. In a statement on Wednesday, UNICEF said 27 children had been sent on suicide missions in 2017 alone. The Boko Haram terrorist group, said the DSS, uses the network get new members into Nigeria. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Facebook video murder dead

Suspect in Facebook video murder dead The shooting marked the latest video clip of a violent crime to turn up on Facebook, raising questions about how the world's biggest social media network moderates content. Police got the decisive tip-off after Stephens had been on the run for almost 48 hours, when a McDonald's employee recognized him at a drive-thru in Pennsylvania shortly after 11:00 am (1500 GMT) and called authorities. [Full Article...]

US Considers Limited Options on North Korea Nuclear Threat

YOKOSUKA, Japan From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Support for marijuana legalization just hit an all time high

The overwhelming majority of Americans - 69 percent - think habitual drug use should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem instead of a criminal offense. But the White House previously said it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. [Full Article...]

Man killed, 2 officers wounded in SC shootout

Man killed, 2 officers wounded in SC shootout As it does with all officer-involved shootings, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is leading an investigation into the incident. Jasper County deputy Justin Smith and Hardeeville police Sgt. The deputy - who has yet to be identified - was reportedly shot in the neck and arm. Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said at a Friday press conference that 26-year-old Jose Trejo was know... [Full Article...]

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced to hold a protest rally in the capital next Friday to demand resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the split verdict by the Supreme Court in Panama leaks case. Pakistan ranked a lowly 116th out of 176 countries in a corruption index released by Transparency International in January. Khan called on Sharif to step down un... [Full Article...]

Hopes of more survivors wane after Sri Lanka garbage dump collapses

The death toll rose to 29 after a man injured in the landslide died in hospital Monday, Seneviratne added. "What happened was that the weight of the garbage dump had caused the nearby lands to pop up, causing the collapse of the houses". The prime minister over the weekend vowed to shut down the dump, which has absorbed much of Colombo's garbage for several years as much of the capital has under... [Full Article...]

Pence announces $10B defense and energy deal in Jakarta

Pence announces $10B defense and energy deal in Jakarta Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four country trip to Asia. Some major USA companies have been in the spotlight in Indonesia for unfortunate reasons in recent months: Alphabet Inc.'s Google is being pressed to pay more in taxes, and the government has cut ties with J.P. [Full Article...]

Paris attack could benefit the far-right two days before French election

But pollsters are doubtful the attack will sway the vote. The killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs-Elysees claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rocked France's presidential race yesterday, with just two days to go before one of the closest races in recent memory. [Full Article...]

Billionaires, companies power Trump's record inaugural haul

Billionaires, companies power Trump's record inaugural haul Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show, and almost doubled the record set by President Barack Obama eight years ago. [Full Article...]

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