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Five facts about the crane rescue operation in Toronto Five facts about the crane rescue operation in Toronto
- April 27, 2017

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said his crew had never seen an incident like this before. "In fact, the little scrum we had with our firefighters as one of the senior captains walked away, he looked at me and said, 'There isn't a textbook on that, but we just wrote it, ' and I couldn't agree more". (more...)
Athletics: Ennis-Hill not expecting Chernova apology after doping ban Athletics: Ennis-Hill not expecting Chernova apology after doping ban
- April 27, 2017

The Briton is hoping to get the opportunity to stand on a podium to receive her Olympic medal - but she does not want the one now in Chernova's possession. Though Dyldin did not win a medal, the International Olympic Committee ordered reanalysis of all Russian athletes' samples based on evidence of a state-backed doping program detailed by Canadian investigator Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency. (more...)
Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case
- April 27, 2017

Their marriage was also strained: Richard had an extramarital affair that had resulted in that woman's pregnancy, and police found a list in Connie's "Notes" app titled "Why I want a divorce". According to the investigators, between 9:18 am and 10:05 am, Connie walked a total distance of 1,217 feet, which was deemed freakish, considering that the distance between Connie's vehicle and the basement is 125 feet. (more...)
Protester shot in head during Venezuela anti-government rallies Protester shot in head during Venezuela anti-government rallies
- April 27, 2017

Opposition leaders have blamed armed pro-government militias known as "colectivos" for a number of the deaths, while government officials have accused the opposition of working with criminal gangs to foment unrest. More than 1,500 people have been arrested during the protests this month, with 800 still detained, according to rights group Penal Forum said. OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro says Venezuela has "deteriorated into a full-scale dictatorship" and the OAS should consider suspending ... (more...)
Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia
- April 26, 2017

The vice president made the commitment - subject to the refugees passing stringent U.S. vetting procedures - at a joint news conference in Sydney with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with whom Pres. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told Australia's prime minister that President Donald Trump sent him to Australia to reaffirm America's commitment to the U.S. (more...)
Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France
- April 26, 2017

Meanwhile IS has circulated is a statement indicating that its militant identified as Abu-Yusuf al-Baljiki carried out the attack. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has made terrorism and immigration key issues in her campaign, and Francois Fillon, a conservative former prime minister, are close behind, as is Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon. (more...)
Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue
- April 26, 2017

Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng. U.S. Sen. David Perdue abstained since he is Sonny Perdue's first cousin, although he did preside over the Senate floor during the vote. He recognizes the essential roles that immigration, trade, and regulation play in a farmer's ability to run his business, all of which will shape the debate as Congress works to pass the farm bill and appropriations bills. (more...)
Snow forecast: Arctic blast FREEZES Britain as cold air sweeps the country Snow forecast: Arctic blast FREEZES Britain as cold air sweeps the country
- April 26, 2017

As much as 5cm of snow was predicted to fall on hills and mountains, while 2cm could accumulate lower down. Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the cold snap could last until later in the week. "This will result in a strong cold northerly plunge into north-west Europe in between the high and low pressure and as a result will pull temperatures below normal for the time of year". (more...)
Charity Worker Returns to US After Being Detained in Egypt Charity Worker Returns to US After Being Detained in Egypt
- April 25, 2017

Her release was reportedly agreed before Mr Trump met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi this month. It all seems like something that would make Steve Bannon and Alex Jones' heads explode. Aya and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, as well as four other Egyptian humanitarian workers, were found not guilty by an Egyptian court earlier this week after three years in detention. (more...)
Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT
- April 25, 2017

It's up to the Spurs to flip the script in game four. Zach Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field. The Silver and Black have swept the Grizzlies each time they've eliminated them. This year, he's been shooting more threes at a higher percentage. In a long playoff series, it sometimes comes down to your will-to-win, and the Grizzlies had more will. (more...)
Your complete guide to Anzac Day Your complete guide to Anzac Day
- April 25, 2017

That service will be followed by a sub-branch service at the Wagga War Cemetery, starting at 6.45am, and then a breakfast at the RSL Club from 7am. A sea of umbrellas has surrounded the Shrine of Remembrance as thousands gathered in the rain for the Anzac Day dawn service . (more...)
Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing
- April 25, 2017

President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters. The official Chinese broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi as telling Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which are in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, and hoped "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation" on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Zardari, Sharif Have Been Looting Pakistan For Years : Imran Khan Zardari, Sharif Have Been Looting Pakistan For Years : Imran Khan
- April 25, 2017

Addressing a public gathering in Mardan, he said that he (Imran) calls himself a leader of the youth. "Bilawal is the leader for the young people", he said, referring to his son and PPP chairman. The veteran politician has always been associated with the PPP as one of its founding members. Commenting on the defamation campaign on social media against the judges who gave dissenting note in landmark Panamagate scandal case, the CJP Nisar said dissenting notes are given in cases across the ... (more...)
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
- April 25, 2017

A 15-year veteran of the church, Father Danial said that the church "definitely" was in need of better security but stopped short of blaming the government. A military source said troops had started patrolling the city and would be stationed across town before Sunday. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the media. (more...)
Venezuelans turn to Colombia for basic supplies
- April 25, 2017

Monday's daylong sit-in got off to a peaceful start. "It's crucial that we stay here all day". He also said he wanted local elections to take place. The opposition contends rogue, armed pro-government groups are fomenting the violence. Hundreds of people have been arrested or wounded and businesses looted. (more...)
Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power
- April 25, 2017

How tight is the race? So did the worldwide community: then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell, without specifically urging a vote against Le Pen , tipped his hand when he said: "I'm pleased that the polls suggest he will be overwhelmingly marginalized and defeated by Mr. (more...)
Israel comes to standstill as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day Israel comes to standstill as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
- April 25, 2017

As he does each year, Peretz read names of North African Jews who were in France during the Holocaust and were murdered by the Nazis. Israelis stand next to their cars as a siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel. (more...)
Andre Roberson struggles at free throw line, dooms Oklahoma City Thunder
- April 25, 2017

Gerald Green made four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points, helping the top-seeded Celtics return the favor in Chicago after dropping the first two games at home. "If I go to the bench and Steven's on the floor, and im off the floor, we're in this together". Don't try and split us up. And when you see that the Thunder shot better from the field AND three-point range while recording less turnovers, you have to ask what caused the downfall. (more...)
Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall
- April 25, 2017

A successful attack on a plan "would be the Super Bowl for the terrorists" and there are "a number of plots that we're watching very, very closely". Kelly made his comments during a discussion about last week's attack in Paris, during which a police officer was fatally shot. (more...)
African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine
- April 25, 2017

If the vaccine is found to be effective, it will likely be adopted on an even greater scale across Africa, but also Latin America and the Middle East which also report quite a lot of malaria cases. The region hosted 90 percent of the 212 million cases recorded around the world in 2015, and 92 percent of malaria deaths in the same year occurred in Africa. (more...)
Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles
- April 25, 2017

As tensions between North Korea and the US rose in recent days, speculation had grown that Kim Jong Un would conduct a nuclear test or other major military test. North Korea is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes but has long wanted a rocket capable reaching the USA mainland. Weapons expert Markus Schiller told CNN last week the Musudan is likely North Korea's most domestically developed missile, unlike others that are based on Soviet or Chinese designs, making it a ... (more...)
Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must
- April 24, 2017

The White House likely won't include the measure championed by Ryan in its tax plan, a Bloomberg report said . "The only way I will vote to fund the stupid border wall idea of [Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem lawmaker jokes: I'll support Trump's border wall "if Russian Federation pays for it" It might be time for a peace treaty on the Korean peninsula Carlson's first show in O'Reilly's slot to feature Caitlyn Jenner interview MORE] is if Russian Federation pays for it", Lieu tweeted. (more...)
Griffin out for playoffs with big toe injury
- April 24, 2017

This postseason is different, however, because the Clippers still have Paul and have succeeded without Griffin before. Reports indicate that his toe injury is much worse than originally thought and it would be better to keep him off the floor for his long-term health. (more...)
Taliban Fighters Kill at Least 140 Afghan Soldiers at Army Base Taliban Fighters Kill at Least 140 Afghan Soldiers at Army Base
- April 24, 2017

Afghan national Army (ANA) troops keep watch near the site of an attack on an army headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan April 21, 2017. "The government and the people of India extend their deepest condolences and stand with the Government and people of Afghanistan at this hard moment", said a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs. (more...)
LeBron leads Cavs comeback, Spurs beaten
- April 24, 2017

The Pacers showed some urgency right off the bat against the Cleveland Cavaliers as the Pacers built up a 26 point lead on their home court only to collapse in the second half and lose 119-114. Rebounding from a mentally draining game like the one it lost Thursday will be a real test, but Jeff Teague says his teammates are up to the task. Milwaukee owns a 2-1 series lead after Khris Middleton dropped in 20 points and All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 19 and eight boards in a ... (more...)
Volkswagen to Pay $2.8 Billion in US Diesel Emissions Scandal Volkswagen to Pay $2.8 Billion in US Diesel Emissions Scandal
- April 24, 2017

VW admits that almost 600,000 diesel cars in the U.S. were programmed to turn on pollution controls during testing and off while on the road. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox in Detroit signed off Friday on the plan for the German carmaker to pay $2.8 billion in criminal fines as part of a settlement with the U.S. (more...)
I, not LK Advani, incited kar sevaks: Ram Vilas Vedanti I, not LK Advani, incited kar sevaks: Ram Vilas Vedanti
- April 24, 2017

However, Kalyan Singh, who was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1992, enjoys constitutional immunity as the Rajasthan Governor and can be tried only after he leaves office. The SC pointed out that a 25-year pendency in this case was 'evasion of justice, ' while stating that it would direct the Lucknow court to complete the trial in two years while ordering a day to day hearing. (more...)
French candidate leaks Obama call ahead of Sunday poll French candidate leaks Obama call ahead of Sunday poll
- April 24, 2017

In a separate statement , Obama's spokesman added: "an endorsement was not the goal of the call, as President Obama is not making any formal endorsement in advance of the run-off". "Because you never know, it might be that last day of campaigning that makes all the difference". Macron, from the centrist party En Marche! , even posted a video of himself speaking with Obama whom he said stressed the importance of the relationship between the USA and France, according to a Reuters report. (more...)
Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again
- April 24, 2017

Clemons confirmed that Russian bombers never entered U.S. airspace, but USA and Canadian jets were dispatched to intercept them during Thursday's encounter. The spike in Russian military activity comes amid renewed tensions between Moscow and the West, particularly over Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. (more...)
Large brush fire forces evacuation, threatens homes in Polk's Indian Lake Estates Large brush fire forces evacuation, threatens homes in Polk's Indian Lake Estates
- April 24, 2017

Thousands of residents in southwest Florida were forced to evacuate Saturday due to a fast moving wildfire that charred trees, scorched brush, and destroyed homes. More than 500 public safety professionals are working to contain the fire, assist with evacuations and manage traffic in the area. Florida reported less than 900 fires in all of 2016 but has already experienced more than 1,600 in 2017. (more...)
Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government
- April 23, 2017

Journalists covering the protests reported suffering harassment at the hands of security forces and pro-government supporters , and a TV cable channel that reported on the protests was taken off the air . The mobilization comes as Maduro faces scrutiny overseas and within his own government after the country's top court last month tried to grab power from the opposition-controlled congress. (more...)
Corbyn to make first keynote election campaign speech Corbyn to make first keynote election campaign speech
- April 23, 2017

Theresa May put forward a number of reasons for calling a snap election on June 8 , "stability and certainty" chief among them. She called the election on Tuesday in a bid to increase her majority and strengthen her hand ahead of the mammoth task of steering Britain out of the EU. (more...)
Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
- April 23, 2017

USA officials familiar with the interagency process tell me the White House and State Department fought throughout the day on Tuesday over the language of Tillerson's statement to accompany his notice to Congress certifying Iran's compliance with what is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. (more...)
North Korea: Experts Warn Only Way Forward May Be Diplomacy North Korea: Experts Warn Only Way Forward May Be Diplomacy
- April 23, 2017

Even if Trump was simply relying what Xi told him, the comment still sparked concern and outrage among South Koreans not only because they not only saw Xi's claim as an attempt to undermine Korean sovereignty but also because Trump could be misunderstanding history. (more...)
North Korean test missile explodes on launch
- April 23, 2017

The adviser is traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, who arrived in Seoul in the afternoon to start a 10-day trip to Asia. Choe Ryong Hae said President Donald Trump was guilty of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching USA forces to the region. (more...)