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Ethiopian PM meets Egypt's FM and intelligence chief for GERD talks

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The three countries have also agreed to regularize a summit of their leaders; to establish a Tripartite Infrastructure Fund and on issues relating to the GERD. Ethiopia's multi-billion dollar self-funded Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is now under construction on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, as well as one of the top 10 largest in the world. Read More »

Evacuation Alert Issued For Farrell Street

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Access to Barnston Island is now restricted to residents, businesses and those with a family connection. The Metro Vancouver Regional District is responsible for emergency management on the island, and met earlier this week with the Katzie First Nation and other residents to share flood and response information. Read More »

Downer spoke to FBI about Russian meddling in US election

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The New York Times first revealed late previous year it was at a boozy night in May 2016, at London's Kensington Wine Rooms, that Trump's then foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos told Downer Russia had dirt on Mr Trump's political rival Hillary Clinton . Read More »

US, Gulf allies sanction Hezbollah leaders

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The U.S. Treasury Department says Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf nations are slapping sanctions on Hezbollah's senior leadership. Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hasan Ebrahimi, Maher Trading, Hashem Safieddine, Adham Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting were also included in the latest sanctions. Read More »

Mom accused in Fairfield child abuse case in court today

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Questions remain as to how the children and the alleged abuse went undetected for years until March 31, when police responding to a missing juvenile report entered the house in suburban Fairfield , California, about 46 miles (74 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Read More »

Navarro to Be Excluded From China Talks, Officials Say

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On the same trip, Navarro also blew up at Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , according to a source with direct knowledge. Reports have signaled Navarro's apparent waning influence on trade matters, leading to questions about his role in the White House. Read More »

Woman dies in hospital after driving vehicle off boat launch

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An OPP Emergency Response Team member and a volunteer firefighter dove into the water and freed Holmes from her vehicle, eventually taking her to safety. She was pronounced dead Tuesday, OPP said in a news release issued Wednesday. The OPP identified the driver as 57-year-old Wendy Holmes, of Rideau Lakes Township. Read More »

Cosmo DiNardo pleads guilty in Bucks County slaughters

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DiNardo, 21, faces life in prison under the terms of the deal reached Wednesday. His cousin, Sean Kratz, is expected to plead guilty to charges related to his involvement in the deaths of the men, ages 19-22, last July in Bucks County. The 21-year-old DiNardo pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree murder, conspiracy, robbery and abuse of a corpse. Meo, Sturgis and Meo's bodies were first crushed with a backhoe and then lit on fire in what DiNardo referred to as a "pig roaster". Read More »

Will Israel and Iran go for a war in Syria?

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But neither wishes to engage in all-out war with the other. In Israel, as we proceeded from Haifa to the Golan Heights, there were no sirens. What is more likely, and this is hardly a revelation, is that Israel seized the opportunity granted by the U.S. Read More »

Planned Parenthood and ACLU Sue to Block Iowa's Harsh Anti-Abortion Bill

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Earlier this month, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a measure that would outlaw abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat, which is typically possible around six weeks into pregnancy. "We have to keep fighting to make sure everyone gets the health care they want and need, including access to safe, legal abortion", she said. Prior to the passage of the Iowa "heartbeat" abortion ban law, Mississippi's 15-week limit was among the most restrictive in the country. Read More »

Tulsa mom 'upset' with children stabbed daughter up to 70 times

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Police said a patrol officer found 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad around midday in a vehicle in downtown Tulsa. Ahmad told police she bound them with tape to restrain them and, when her 11-year-old daughter got free, she admitted to stabbing her 50-70 times, hitting her in the head with a pick axe, and then setting the house on fire. Read More »

Iran Won't Surrender to US Pressure: Rouhani

However, "the Palestinians will not give up resistance, as they have not ceased it over the past seven decades", he said. Today the U.S. has violated the global regulations and should be put under pressure for that, Rouhani said referring to Washington withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA aka nuclear deal). Read More »

Referee banned for match-fixing but could still go to Russian Federation

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In a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win. The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation as well as the General Authority for Sport - the highest sports authority in the kingdom - triggering an administrative investigation. Read More »

Rapper TI arrested outside his gated community near Atlanta

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Rapper T.I. got arrested in Georgia after he allegedly got into an altercation with a security guard in his own gated community, but he's implying that racism was at the heart of the arrest. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. In a video posted to The Blast , T.I. called the arrest "nonsense", and said he was "inconvenienced". Read More »

UFC Fight Night Moscow Set For September

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UFC President Dana White has frequently spoken of Russian Federation being a desired destination, but the territory remained a hard market to get a foothold in. That said, we can expect the UFC to stack its Russian debut with top Russian talent. Given that this debut in Moscow will be a Fight Night card, Nurmagomedov will nearly certainly not be on the bill, but rather saved for pay-per-view card sometime thereafter. Read More »

Chief Secy. assault: Police to question Kejriwal

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Reacting sharply to the development, Aam Adami Party has alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "misusing" Delhi police to "bother" Kejriwal. "Mr Kejriwal was asked to remain at his residence or office on Friday at 11 am", a senior police official told UNI. Read More »

Kent State' graduate's photo with AR-10 goes viral

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Kaitlin Bell, stands facing away from the camera with a gun slung over her shoulder in a white dress that matches the lettering on her graduation cap. Bennett says Twitter suspended that person's account. However, Kent State's policy regarding deadly weapons states "Students, staff, faculty, and third parties doing business with the university are further prohibited from possessing, storing, or using a deadly weapon while outside on university grounds, that is owned, operated or leased by ... Read More »

Ramazan moon sighted, fasting month begins from tomorrow

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According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 16:49 PM on May 15 so there is fair chance of sighting the new moon of Ramazan today. The committee led by Mufti Muneeb met today to determine the moon-sighting. Ramadan will also start from 17 May in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Oman, Indonesia, and several other countries. Read More »

Trump Jr. says he doesn't recall much of meeting

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But he said he went against his own instincts and arranged the sitdown at the behest of an important client, Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star and son of an oligarch. They may have actually spoken (Mr Trump Jr says his memory is fuzzy.) The Agalarovs also pushed Mr Goldstone to make the meeting happen. In January, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said he planned to release the transcripts because the committee's interviews connected to the Trump Tower meetings had wrapped up. Read More »

First climbers of 2018 reach Mount Everest summit

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Lakpa Sherpa, 44, the world's most successful female Everest climber, also made her ninth climb to the top of the mountain on Wednesday - breaking her own record set previous year. She joined her first Everest expedition in 2000. She lives most of the year in the USA state of CT and has a son and two daughters. She moved to the United States 16 years ago and says she plans to continue climbing, while keeping her job in the supermarket. Read More »

Severe storms generated a 'meteotsunami' Tuesday

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Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the weather service, there were no reports of damage or any other trouble from the weather event Tuesday night. Further south, a meteotsunami was recorded off New Haven, Conn., in the Long Island Sound. Read More »

EU's Tusk asks: 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'

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But frankly, European Union should be grateful. "He has made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm", he added. Tusk said he wanted Europe to " stick to our guns " and described Trump's justification of tariffs on the basis of national security as " absurd ". "The EU and USA are friends and partners". Read More »

Officer Shoots Student Who Opened Fire at Illinois High School

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No students or staff were injured. A 19-year-old man who is a former Dixon High School student is arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning at the school. Nobody was hit in the initial gunfire, and an unidentified school resource officer was able to pursue and confront the suspect, said Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell. Read More »

Crews work overnight to suppress wildfire near Logan Lake

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The fire is located on Tunkwa Lake Road, and it was phoned into the B.C. Wildfire Service on Tuesday afternoon. Fire information officer Jody Lucius said that while there are structures in the area, none are now threatened by the blaze, which is believed to have been human-caused. Read More »

Total unable to continue the South Pars 11 project in Iran

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Total was the furthest advanced of its European oil major peers in a cautious feeling out of upstream opportunities in Iran since the easing of global sanctions at the start of 2016. operations", Total said in a statement . Background: Despite the USA withdrawal, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with European Union leaders on May 15 to discuss how to circumvent US sanctions in an effort to salvage the nuclear deal. Read More »

Technical fault at Tarbela leaves several cities without electricity

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On the other hand, Minister for Power Awais Leghari has said that electricity is being restored to the system after certain power plants tripped off in the provinces. Patients at Lahore's Jinnah, Mayo, Gangaram, and Services hospitals faced huge difficulties in the wake of hours-long outage. Sources revealed airlines offices, baggage handling and the Airport Security Force base camp, amongst other areas, were without electricity. Read More »

School investigates report that teacher drowned raccoons

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The raccoons did not drown easily, the student said. 'When the raccoon would try to pop its head up they held water hoses in its face to drown it, ' she added. Until our investigation is complete, I can not share further details. "The district is determining the status of the teacher at this moment", a spokesperson said. Read More »

Suspect in custody in Dixon High School shooting

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The boy shot at the school resource officer, who returned fire around 8 a.m., City Administrator Danny Langloss said. The gunman was in custody Wednesday with non-life-threatening injuries. Peoria Avenue will be closed as multiple agencies are reporting to the area. The incident has also forced the closure of Peoria Avenue. Students were originally taken to the nearby Armory following the incident and are being bused to the baseball field. Read More »