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One killed, two injured in United States factory shooting

One killed, two injured in United States factory shooting

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Police said the female suspect was killed and two others were airlifted to area hospitals with critical injuries. Police said there is no danger to the public since the scene is now secured. "I saw that girl (Deplae) come walking up to Rebecca's auto". I have been notified about the devastating events that unfolded in our community earlier this morning. Read More

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China Rejects North Korean Coal Shipments After Missile Test…

China Rejects North Korean Coal Shipments After Missile Test…

After repeated missile tests by North Korea that drew worldwide criticism, China banned all imports of coal from the country on Feb 26, cutting off its most important export product. Trump tweeted, adding, "North Korea is looking for trouble". Therefore, it is expected that rising pressure will build for "secondary boycotts" which aim to sanction Chinese corporations trading with North Korea. Read More

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Spokesman: 2 students wounded were not targeted

Spokesman: 2 students wounded were not targeted

Could the shooting have been foreseen? Jonathan died at a hospital after being shot Monday (Tuesday NZT) in his classroom by the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith , who also was killed. A gunman opened fire the morning of April 10, 2017 in a classroom of North Park Elementary School . All of the 520 other children in the school were immediately evacuated afterwards. Read More

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North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

US President Donald Trump ditched his trademark anti-China bombast, hailing an "outstanding" relationship with counterpart Xi Jinping at the end of a superpower summit yesterday overshadowed by events in Syria. Tillerson said Trump had accepted Xi's invitation to visit China and that they also agreed to upgrade a U.S. Xi had arrived at the meeting with a gift of "tweetable deliverables", sources said - peace offerings on Trump's signature issues - trade and jobs - that he hopes will ... Read More

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Bashar al-Assad sends 'touching' letter to North Korea's Supreme Leader

Bashar al-Assad sends 'touching' letter to North Korea's Supreme Leader

Like other attendees, Kim Jong Un was shown on the North Korean news late Tuesday holding up his assembly membership card to vote on state business. The US has been calling on Beijing to help contain North Korea. He said that "if we go from the assumption that THAAD's only goal is to detect and neutralize North Korean missiles, then there are no reasons that make it impossible for South Korea to purchase these USA missile systems". Read More

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Kendrick Lamar reveals new album title, artwork and tracklist

Kendrick Lamar reveals new album title, artwork and tracklist

And now just a few weeks later the 29-year-old has put fans out of the dark and revealed what he's working on, an album that will be out on April 14 . Nope, this time it's just him looking sweaty and worn out, a feeling that many Americans might be feeling right now. Take a look at Kendrick Lamar letting us in on the name of his album a week before he confirmed it below. Read More

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Trump considering to introduce sanctions against Russia, Iran for supporting Syria

Trump considering to introduce sanctions against Russia, Iran for supporting Syria

The meeting in the Tuscan walled city of Lucca also brings German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, along with other G-7 foreign ministers, at a moment when the United States is sending a Navy carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula to provide a physical presence following North Korea's persistent ballistic missile tests. Read More

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'No doubt' Syria responsible for deadly chemical attack: Mattis

'No doubt' Syria responsible for deadly chemical attack: Mattis

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the assault. The army chiefs of Russian Federation and Iran discussed the United States strikes in Syria by phone on Saturday and vowed to continue the fight against "terrorists" and their supporters, Iranian media reported . Read More

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North Korea Threatens 'Toughest Counteraction' After U.S. Moves Navy Ships

North Korea Threatens 'Toughest Counteraction' After U.S. Moves Navy Ships

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said he told Xi that any efforts by China to rein in North Korea would help improve the conditions of a trade deal with the U.S. " Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is intended for securing the regime, however, it is reaching a tipping point". Twice before this century, China has had to deal with a flood of refugees from North Korea . Read More

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Nancy Pelosi calls for Sean Spicer to be fired over Hitler remarks

Nancy Pelosi calls for Sean Spicer to be fired over Hitler remarks

On Monday, he suggested that Trump could take military action if Assad were to drop more barrel bombs - a regular occurrence in Syria's brutal war and a red line that would nearly immediately be breached, making U.S. "Until you've stood at that podium, you have no idea how hard it is day in and day out to never make a mistake", said Ari Fleischer, the press secretary to George W. Read More

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UNSC to vote on Syria chemical attack investigation

The new measure would require "full cooperation with the investigation" of the apparent attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun, British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said on Twitter. The April 4 chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town in Idlib province left almost 90 people dead. The UN Security Council last week discussed three separate draft texts but failed to agree on a way forward and there was no vote on any of the measures. Read More

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First in Asia: Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

First in Asia: Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

Taiwan on Tuesday raised the penalty for animal abuse and became the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of dogs and cats. The Animal Protection Act was sponsored by Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min, who said that measures banning dog and cat meat consumption were already implemented locally, but the legislation needed to be expanded nationally. Read More

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Panel ties oil-wealth bill to passage of oil, tax measures

Panel ties oil-wealth bill to passage of oil, tax measures

In a news release Sunday evening, Armstead, R-Kanawha, urged Justice to sign the $4.1 billion budget measure that relied largely on spending cuts and less on new taxes or tax increases to address an nearly $500 million revenue shortfall. If vetoed, the leadership in both houses will work with the governor to come up with something that will ultimately pass in both houses, Anderson said. Read More

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Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Past demonstrations were sometimes planned weeks in advance to guarantee high turnout. Protesters have flooded the streets of the capital Caracas for more than a week, protesting power grabs by Maduro's socialist government. "The right wing's treason of our national interests is cause for indignation", Maduro said. At least 51 people were arrested nationwide in Saturday's protest clashes, 17 of whom were released, the NGO Criminal Justice Forum said. Read More

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Sheriff's Video Threatening Heroin Dealers Goes Viral

Sheriff's Video Threatening Heroin Dealers Goes Viral

Then he taunted the dealers: "Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight's the night the SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges", Grinnell, a Republican who was elected in November, says in the video . "But I can't watch this video, why do you look like terrorists in this video? You might also want to hire someone to spell-check your videos". Sheriff Peyton Grinnell turned to social media to talk about it, and it went viral. Read More

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Dion Jordan signs with Seahawks

Dion Jordan signs with Seahawks

USA Today Sports first reported Jordan's agreement with the Seahawks. Jordan projects as a strongside linebacker in the Seahawks' base defense and a defensive end in their sub packages. Jordan was expected to book end the Miami pass rush with Cameron Wake , plus use his versatility to be able to drop into coverage with some of the top tight ends and wide receivers in the league. Read More

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Several injured in Sarasota school bus crash

Several injured in Sarasota school bus crash

On board were 12 special needs students, varying in age from elementary school to 20 years-old. The two adults and seven of the students were rushed to local hospitals. Parents of all of the injured students, except one, were at the hospital with their children, Leatherman said. The bus has seat belts, but Ferguson could not say definitively whether the students were wearing them. Read More

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No changes to Arab peace plan in offing: Palestinian FM

No changes to Arab peace plan in offing: Palestinian FM

The US president has said a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is a priority but has recently said he would accept a one or two-state solution whereas Arab leaders on Wednesday remained committed to a two-state solution. On the eve of the summit on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and USA president Donald Trump's adviser Jason Greenblatt had what Mr Greenblatt described as a "very positive" meeting. Read More

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G-7 ministers aim to press Russian Federation to stop backing Assad

G-7 ministers aim to press Russian Federation to stop backing Assad

Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its long-time ally Assad over the alleged chemical attack and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where "toxic substances" were being put inside bombs. Senior national security officials at the White House said on Tuesday that "it is clear the Russians are trying to cover up what happened" in Syria via a "disinformation campaign" following a chemical weapons attack the USA believes was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad early last week. Read More

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Sudan offers condolences to victims of Egyptian church bombings

Speaker Abdel-Aal said that "an worldwide conference on terrorism will be held very soon, and Egypt will take the opportunity at this conference to publicly name countries highly suspected of funding terrorist activities". Women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church, Monday, April 10, 2017. Coptic priests, boy scouts, and mourners carrying flowers joined a procession into the church, the pace set by a beat of snare ... Read More

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Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal

Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal

North Korea has put on a fearless face, saying it is not deterred by the USA move. A military source said that as of April 10 there was no change in the deployment of the USA military in South Korea. The Trump administration is reviewing its policy towards North Korea and has said all options are on the table , including military strikes, but U.S. Read More

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U.S. prepared to 'do more' in Syria, says Nikki Haley

In a significant shift from the White House's stance on the Syrian president - just a week ago the Trump administration acknowledged the "political reality" of Assad remaining in power - Ms Haley said that Mr Assad must go. On TV talk shows Sunday, top Trump administration officials discussed the potential for more military action against Syria, and promised to press Moscow on its commitment to reduce Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. Read More

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North American trio seek to avoid rival World Cup bids

North American trio seek to avoid rival World Cup bids

Even the specter of Trump's immigration policies is not necessarily a negative given that the president would be at least two and possibly six years removed from office by the time the tournament begins. Q: Who is the North American bid competing against? The 1994 World Cup here still holds the record for total attendance (3.6 million) despite it being the last tournament with 24 teams and 52 total matches. Read More

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North Korea holds annual parliamentary meeting amid USA pressure

North Korea holds annual parliamentary meeting amid USA pressure

The same report also notes the current South Korean political crisis (in which the conservative President Park Geun-hye has been impeached), could pose a problem for United States plans for a harder stance on North Korea . North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the US. In May 2016, more than 100 foreign journalists were invited to cover a congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, but only 30 were allowed briefly ... Read More

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Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

But the public event at the White House , which was attended by all eight other justices and several conservative activists, was an opportunity for Trump to wring maximum public credit from Gorsuch's confirmation. Justice Gorsuch, who once clerked for Justice Kennedy, will be the first member of the court to serve alongside his former boss. The swearing-in ceremony Monday morning in the Rose Garden of the White House came almost 14 months after the seat was left vacant with the ... Read More

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