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Singapore PM: ASEAN growing closer to China and India

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Singapore occupies the group's rotating chair for this year. President Donald Trump is looking to impose tariffs of up to $100 billion more on Chinese goods. They also encouraged Myanmar and Bangladesh to press on with their "shared commitment to carry out the voluntary return" of about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state, Lee said. Read More »

Convicted cop killer Herman Bell released from prison

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Martin Golden once again denounced the Parole Board's decision to release him. "Respect for the law has now been shot down when you have a parole board that does not follow the law, a court that doesn't establish the rules to make sure they follow the law", PBA President Patrick Lynch said. Read More »

Romanian President asks prime minister to resign

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Under Romania's constitution, a premier can only be ousted from power in a no-confidence vote in parliament, where the Social Democrats control a majority. The move would follow in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump, who took the controversial decision in December of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

We are heartbroken: Parents of Alfie Evans say youngster has died

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Alfie Evans , the 23-month-old British toddler whose grave illness drew global attention, died early on Saturday, his father said in a Facebook post. A British court rejected an appeal by the parents on Wednesday to take their son to Italy . If agreement can not be reached between the parents and the healthcare professionals, "a court should be asked to make a declaration about whether the provision of life-sustaining treatment would benefit the child". Read More »

Palace relieved with Korean leaders' move to end war

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Later, in a following tweet , Donald Trump [VIDEO ] warned North Korea that the United States was "not going to be played". On the nuclear issue, the leaders merely repeated a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, kicking one of the world's most pressing issues down the road to a much-anticipated summit between Kim and U.S. Read More »

Korean War veterans, local immigrants cautiously optimistic of peace treaty between Koreas

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However, the agreement called for a "nuclear-free Korean Peninsula ", which could cause more tension between North Korea and the U.S., since this phrase might mean South Korea won't have nuclear weapons, either. Mr Turnbull said worldwide pressure had brought Kim Jong-un to the point where he appeared to be prepared to move towards denuclearisation. "There will be no more war on the Korean peninsula , and a new age of peace has opened", the Panmunjom Declaration reads. Read More »

Kenya Bans Lesbian Love Story 'Rafiki' Ahead Of Cannes Debut

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KFCB warned that anyone found in possession of the film would be in breach of the law in Kenya, where gay sex is punishable by 14 years. "She added, "['Rafiki' is] a reflection of society, and we need to be having conversations about what is happening in our society. Read More »

Air strike kills dozens of Yemen rebels including two commanders

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Saudi state TV Ekhbariya said that air-strike was conducted on the Houthi's Interior Ministry. "No casualties were reported among the hospital staff, " medical sources said. Earlier this week, Houthi rebels announced the death of Saleh al-Samad, head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council and one of the leaders of the Ansar Allah group, as a result of another Saudi-led coalition airstrike. Read More »

Students and parents stand behind Teacher Walkout

The drama surrounding New York's teacher evaluation system has many characters, including lawmakers, state education department officials, the governor, unions and other advocacy groups. Teachers across the state have rallied for the past two days for better school funding and pay raises. Stephanie Price, a speech therapist in the Moore district, was at the capital nearly every day. Read More »

Rain today, and a chance of more through the weekend

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Temperatures are likely to peak at 10°C on Saturday falling to 4°C at night. The last two days the Lehigh Valley even had above-average temperatures for the first time in almost two weeks. Unfortunately, the damp and dreary conditions will also mean a cooler day overall. As expected, most of the showers stayed out of our area and the weather remains fantastic. Read More »

HC dismisses plea to disqualify OPS, 10 MLAs

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Passing the order, the first bench of the Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose said the court can not interfere in powers of Assembly Speaker and the question of issuing a judicial writ to a Speaker is pending with Supreme Court. Read More »

Human Rights Campaign, Kansas ACLU call on lawmakers to reject adoption bill

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The measure needs approval in the House after passing the Senate. Similar laws have been passed in at least seven other states, including Alabama, South Dakota and Texas past year. Both had the effect of protecting adoption agencies from placing children with any couple that "violate [d] the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies", according to SB 349′s official summary. Read More »

Supreme Court didn't remove Pinnick, NFF Board From Office - Keyamo

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It will be recalled that Amb. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja assured that there was no reason to get anxious about a Supreme Court decision on the 2014 elections into its Executive Committee. "The Amaju Pinnick-led Committee was not happy, so they appealed to the Court of Appeal and complained that the Federal High Court could not relist and restore its orders nullifying and setting aside their Election". Read More »

Long and winding road before N.Korea denuclearises

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The Blue House, South Korea's presidential residence, said the two leaders had a "frank discussion" in a morning session, which included the subject of denuclearization . The Korean War started in 1950 when soldiers from the North invaded the South and concluded with the signing of an armistice in 1953, which the BBC reported was meant to be a temporary ceasefire that didn't officially end the war. Read More »

Us senators are trying to block the transfer of F-35 Turkey

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In 2002, Turkey became a member of the Joint Strike Fighter program and it has at least 100 F-35 fighters on order from the United States. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials have warned Turkey about unspecified consequences of purchasing the S-400, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said ties with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remain strong. Read More »

Amber Rudd 'didn't see' migrant memo

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Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott took to Twitter to demand Ms Rudd's resignation, saying: "Amber Rudd is hanging by a thread". While much of the heat about the Windrush scandal is aimed at Home Secretary Amber Rudd, The Pledge panellist Greg Dyke says it is the Prime Minister who should be taking the blame. Read More »

Gowdy: James Comey Has a Different Definition of 'Leak' Than Anybody Else

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Just saying the investigation should be dropped could make it look like the Justice Department was in cahoots with the Clintons . I will wait until this is over. A Doocy question about what grade Trump would give himself after more than a year in office enabled the president to answer, "A-plus". "He has done everything that has benefitted Jim Comey because his friends McCabe, Strzok, Page - they had an insurance policy against Trump", he said. Read More »

President Trump 'Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize'

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Trump and Kim are now the favorites to win the prize, according to one British oddsmaker , and some of Trump's aides are telling reporters that a lasting thaw between North and South Korea should win Trump the award. "The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!" "All the criticism of President Trump on "fire and fury" and maximum pressure-I'm glad he didn't listen to all those who failed before him", Graham said. Read More »

Royal Baby Name: Kate Middleton, Prince William announce name

But beyond thrones and castles, the name has also made its mark in the realms of science, sports and entertainment. Author JK Rowling's digital publishing company, Pottermore, noted that the Weasley family in the Harry Potter books had members named Louis, Arthur and Charles. Read More »

Trump Goes After His DOJ in Lengthy 'Fox & Friends' Call

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However, he added, "I may change my mind at some point". " Maybe I didn't get her so much ..." The prosecutors speedy incorporation of Trump's Fox interview into legal documents provided a vivid illustration of the strategic downsides of the president's media interviews and off the cuff remarks and tweets - and why lawyers urge their clients to limit public commentary about ongoing legal matters. Read More »

Did Peace Just Break Out Between North and South Korea?

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Their historic meeting, which, for the first time, saw a North Korean leader venture south of the demarcation line between the two Koreas, came after a year of often-escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, ramping up fears of a potential attack on the US mainland. Read More »

Three Killed in Crash of Medical Helicopter

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Ascension Health and Air Methods issued a joint statement Friday saying they were suspending operations of air and ground medical transport units until they determine it's appropriate to resume operations. The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation. Hess said didn't know if the three victims were all Ascension employees. The search and rescue teams arrived at the crash site in the morning of April 27. Read More »

Here's Exactly How to Pronounce Third Royal Baby Prince Louis' Name!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles, a choice that confounded expectations. William, who is destined to become king after Charles, met Kate at St Andrew's University in Scotland. Alexander is a nod to the Queen herself, whose middle name is Alexandra. William and Kate will have informed the Queen before asking the Palace to announce their son's name. Read More »

US judge tosses Paul Manafort's lawsuit challenging Mueller's authority

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was also asked to issue an order to protect Manafort from future prosecutions by Mueller. Courts should not "interfere with or enjoin an ongoing criminal investigation when the defendant will have the opportunity to challenge any defects in the prosecution in the trial court or on direct appeal", Jackson wrote, adding, "The court finds that this civil complaint must be dismissed". Read More »

Across The Commonwealth: Meehan to Resign

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U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan has announced he is resigning immediately. She said the woman who accused Meehan had spoken to the ethics committee for hours and produced "reams" of documents to support her claim. Meehan, 62, was accused of sexual misconduct by a former aide. The next person to take Meehan's seat will likely be a Democrat. In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer in January, he admitted that he had told the aide he saw her as a "soul mate" and suggested that any negative ... Read More »

This Chilling True-Crime Book Predicted Today's Golden State Killer Arrest

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Holes said that when he entered the crime-scene DNA profile, more than 100 users matched as a distant relative, possibly as close as a third cousin. While most consumers would have to get a genetic profile from a commercial company such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe, the police may have obtained the DNA profile in their crime lab before uploading it to GEDmatch, she said . Read More »

What Does Royal Baby's Name Mean? Kate Middleton, Prince William Announce Moniker

Many predicted that the name would either be Arthur, Albert, or Philip, with a large betting company based in the United Kingdom called Ladbrokes having reported that Aurthur was the top name , per their top bets. 'But this is a name with a provenance'. Louis is also a middle name of Prince George. William and Kate will have informed the Queen before asking the Palace to announce their son's name. Read More »

Trump jokes about Melania's birthday: 'Maybe I didn't get her so much'

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He said on air, "I picked a very, very special day because it is Melania's birthday". By the way, I did say welcome to Washington. A Democratic Party official in Texas has apologized after he cropped out First Lady Melania Trump from a photo in which she poses with former presidents and their wives at Barbara Bush's funeral. Read More »

Presidential Debate Sensation Ken Bone Says Son Suspended For Gun Range Photo

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In the original tweet , Bone had replied to Kyle Kashuv , a Parkland shooting survivor who has been vocally supportive of the Second Amendment, in contrast to a number of his classmates. Bone didn't reveal details of the conversation with the school administrator. What makes this case particularly troubling is that Bone's son didn't post the tweet. Read More »