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Eddie Murphy's comedian brother Charlie Murphy dies aged 57 following leukaemia battle

He also wrote one the series' most popular recurring segments, " Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories ", in which he recounted real-life encounters with famous musicians Rick James and Prince at parties in the 1980s. " Prince used to have this room in Vegas where his band performed two or three times a week", Murphy previously told Vice. " Charlie Murphy RIP", former co-star Chris Rock tweeted . Read More

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Trump speaks with Swedish prime minister on truck attack

Earlier Monday, people gathered outside the upscale department store where the truck plowed into a crowd of Friday shoppers. Police vans block the street outside Stockholm District Court as 39-year-old Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov , prime suspect in Friday's truck attack, appears at a remand hearing in the court, Tuesday April 11, 2017. Read More

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Bruins set to start series with Senators on Wednesday

Don't sleep on the Boston Bruins! Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug are day-to-day but expected to be ready for game one of the series for Boston . "Z's at least played with [Adam] McQuaid". "We've played pretty well since he was the captain of the ship". It's been an up and down season for Tuukka and some fans were calling for him to be replaced, but that's just ludicrous. Read More

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Church gunman Dylann Roof given nine life sentences

Church gunman Dylann Roof given nine life sentences

Roof, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court , likely ending the proceedings almost two years after they began. In return for pleading guilty in state court, Roof avoided sitting through another death penalty trial. "I am not sorry", he wrote. A federal jury sentenced Roof to death in January for the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June of 2015. Read More

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Russia's election meddling act of aggression: Hillary Clinton

She said that she is "focused on doing some things that I can help make a difference with" including supporting young people, getting more women involved in politics and helping get more women into politics. Continuing her rapid return to the political spotlight, Hillary Clinton began her keynote speech at a fundraising luncheon for Annie's List on Friday with a few choice words for President Donald Trump and his decision to launch missiles at an air base in Syria last week. Read More

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Trump presses Xi on trade, N Korea

President said that) during the summit, considerable time was spent in discussing issues of the Korean Peninsula", it said. The former senior vice foreign minister also said the USA missile attack on Syria could cut both ways - it could work as a deterrent toward the North or it could push Pyongyang into a corner. Read More

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United States general confident North Korean missile can be intercepted

The command says it tracked the missile until it landed at 6:51 a.m.in the Sea of Japan. It is considered to be a new type of medium-range ballistic missile. The firing was made as South Korean and USA troops were conducting their springtime drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America", said Cmdr. Read More

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White House accuses Russian Federation of covering up Syria attack

He says the bombing of the Syrian air field Thursday in retaliation for the government's use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians was a separate issue in the military campaign. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says there could still be new sanctions imposed on Russian military officers over their support for the Syrian government - even though G-7 allies ignored his call for new punitive measures against Moscow . Read More

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Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 25th. In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 1.80 while current ratio for time period was 2.30. $82.04's average target is -4.66% below currents $86.05 stock price. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website . Read More

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Korea test fires 800km-range missile

Korea test fires 800km-range missile

North Korean state media said the "Pukguksong-2" missile is a surface-to-surface missile that can carry nuclear warheads. Japan condemned the launch and said it violated UN Security Council resolutions. In a separate phone conversation between South Korea's National Security Council Chairman Kim Kwan-jin and US national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the two countries agreed to seek ways to strengthen sanctions against North Korea for its missile test, according to a presidential Blue ... Read More

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'Armada' of vessels is steaming to waters off Korean Peninsula

South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, warned of "greater provocations" by North Korea, including a possible nuclear test, given a meeting of the country's Supreme People's Assembly and upcoming national anniversaries. In a pair of Twitter posts this week, Trump suggested he would agree not to launch a threatened trade war with China, helping to ensure a strong domestic economy as China's ruling party reviews Xi's achievements and determines whether he should stay in power. Read More

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Putin says US-Russia ties worse since Trump took office

Jabbing at US credibility, the Russian leader reminded reporters about unfounded USA claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, used to justify America's 2003 invasion. Mattis also warned that if Syria were to use chemical weapons again, it would "pay a very, very stiff price". "All questions concerning the situation in Syria will be discussed at the forthcoming talks". Read More

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TIllerson arrives in Moscow for talks

TIllerson arrives in Moscow for talks

But Russia and Iran - Assad's two principal worldwide backers - have warned that they would respond "with force" to any fresh attack on their ally. US forces on April 7, conducted a missile strike on a Syrian military base that Washington alleged was responsible for a recent chemical weapons attack in which numerous civilians were killed. Read More

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Syria Clearly to Blame in Chemical Attack on Town, U.S. Says

World leaders, including President Trump, immediately accused Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people, again, in violation of global accords. Even before G-7 talks kicked off, Tillerson didn't miss the opportunity to deliver a pointed reference to the suspected Syrian chemical attack. Russian Federation is Syria's main ally, and used the same airfield as a forward operating base. Read More

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Led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

Four civilians were killed in February by USA -led coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, the US military said on Saturday as it updated a tally of accidental deaths in the fight against the Islamic State militants. The last official report about Baghdadi was from the Iraqi military on February 13. In March, Amnesty International accused the coalition of "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law" as the coalition failed to take precautions to prevent high death toll among ... Read More

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US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

Hwang Jae-ho, from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, said accurate knowledge of Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal was critical to any move by Washington against North Korea. manufacturers send raw materials to China for low-priced assembly of some consumer products. The AP reported that a North Korean official said the USA airstrikes in Syria prove its nuclear program is necessary to protect itself against "evermore reckless moves for a war" from the U.S. Read More

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Israel Approves Settlements For First Time In 25 Years

The White House appeared more accommodating of Israel's plans for the new settlement, which is intended for some 40 families evicted from Amona, a West Bank outpost razed in February because it was built on private Palestinian land. Netanyahu first promised the new settlement at Emek Shilo in February, shortly before Israeli settlers were removed from another West Bank settlement called Amona. Read More

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Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

A judge at the Seoul Central District Court issued the warrant early this morning, warning that if Park were not taken into custody quickly she might "destroy evidence". Park and Choi deny most of the allegations. "Since the main charges have been established and there are concerns about the destruction of evidence, we grant the grounds for detention, its necessity and its significance", Kang said. Read More

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North Korea decries US carrier dispatch as parliament meets

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a U.S. He has stated that China should take a larger role in pressuring the North Korean regime. North Korea often marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities. Read More

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MA senators in middle of pack when it comes to popularity

MA senators in middle of pack when it comes to popularity

Warren's approval ratings have dropped five percent since April 2016, when 61 percent of voters approved of Warren's performance while 27 percent disapproved of it. Sen. John McCain , R-Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, came in at No. 2 and No. 3 in the ranking of unpopular senators. Morning Consult conducts its surveys by asking registered voters in each state various poll questions through online surveys and emails. Read More

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Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

Judith Guichon at Government House in Victoria to announce the official start of the 28-day campaign. "We are the only party with a plan to cut taxes for British Columbians", she said. "Let's stay strong and keep creating jobs for people". It's safe to say a tax hike is in the cards should Horgan and the NDP win. Her confidence, in fact, was underscored by the policy platform released by her BC Liberals on Monday, one of the dreariest, least-inspiring vision documents put forward by a ... Read More

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to aid Islamic State

Illinois men charged with conspiring to aid Islamic State

Joseph Jones, 35, and Edward Schimenti, 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested on Wednesday morning and are accused of "conspiring to knowingly provide and attempt to provide material support and resources", according to the U.S. It concluded, "When we descend on the streets of London, Paris, and Washington.not only will we spill your blood, but we will also demolish your statues, erase your history, and, most painfully, convert your children who will then go on to champion our name and ... Read More

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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

McMaster said there is no contradiction between comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who says IS must be defeated first, and Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations who contends that getting Assad out is a priority. In the strongest condemnation of Russia's involvement from a senior United Kingdom minister, the Defence Secretary called on Putin to rein in its ally's use of chemical weapons in order to absolve itself of responsibility for future attacks. Read More

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Zuma must go, says former president

Zuma must go, says former president

Khoza says it's worrying that protests against the president have been labeled as racist while the concerns of many South Africans are ignored. "I am not at the top in the NEC‚ but I am saying we have leaders giving different messages and we are not sure what is going on". Read More

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Hernandez lawyers may rest case Wednesday

The two were best friends until, Bradley alleges, Hernandez shot Bradley in the face to shut him up about the murders (Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation)". He repeatedly emphasized that Bradley had been given immunity to testify and said that Bradley, not Hernandez, may have been the gunman. Following the closing arguments will be jury instructions. Read More

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Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack

Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack

Rauner on Monday rejected any suggestion he's using cash-strapped state colleges and universities and struggling social service agencies as leverage in his budget battle with Democratic lawmakers. "The whole package has to really make a difference", said Rauner. The Illinois Republican party has sought to paint the entire field of Democratic primary challengers as puppets or political proteges of House Speaker and Chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, Michael Madigan. Read More

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