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Happy Easter - there is a warm sunny weekend ahead

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According to its forecast, the upcoming long weekend - Easter Weekend - will see sky-scraping temperatures. Temperatures will take a slight dip on Easter Sunday . Confidence falls through the second half of the weekend but it looks to be turning more unsettled over the north-west with temperatures dropping more widely into the low to mid-teens by Easter Monday. Read More »

Libya's UN-backed govt appeals to Europe against Haftar

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The U.N. migration agency says recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people. The current violence pits Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army, which backs a rival government in the east of the country, against an array of militias that support the Tripoli administration. Read More »

Right-wing victory in Canada's Alberta may spell trouble for Trudeau

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United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney delivered a historic defeat to the province's first NDP government and his UCP will form a majority government replacing Rachel Notley's team, in near complete reversal of electoral fortunes. "They are using your dollars to try to make pollution free again, which makes no sense". The nationalist CAQ, which won power in the French-speaking province in October and is largely in line with Trudeau on climate change, is acting as a counterweight on ... Read More »

Cold front brings in a line of strong storms Wednesday night

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Bottom line: have a way to receive weather alerts in the overnight should severe weather pop up in your area. The line of storms should weaken as it moves from west to east across the ArkLaTex Wednesday night . A few isolated storms and some showers may develop prior to that, but the main wave of storms happens between 6 PM and 12 AM. Cities at risk include Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Read More »

Columbine Threat Suspect Sol Pais Reportedly Dead

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Schools in and around the Denver area were placed on a three-hour lockdown Tuesday and then closed Wednesday as authorities searched for Pais, just days away from the 20-year anniversary of the shooting. Seventeen-year-old junior Drew Burnstine says Sol Pais is in his math class at Miami Beach High School, attended by about 2,500 students. Police are searching the home of a young Florida woman who is allegedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school massacre and the subject of a search ... Read More »

Donald Trump Hates the Mueller Report Except When He Doesn’t

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Barr to turn over an unredacted copy as well as the report's underlying investigative files. About 6 in 10 continue to believe the president obstructed justice. Mr. Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month and submitted the confidential report to Mr. Barr. Members of the communications staff are also likely to make the rounds on television to speak about the report's release and defend the president. Read More »

Deer kills man, injures woman in attack north of Melbourne

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Paul McDonald, 46, was feeding the deer at his property in Moyhu , near Wangaratta , about 8.20am on Wednesday when the animal attacked. Mandi McDonald was likewise set upon as she arrived following the commotion, per Sky News , though ABC reports the couple's teenage son saved her by hitting the deer with a chunk of wood. Read More »

Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

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Alan Garcia, the former president of Peru, shot himself before being arrested by police amid bribery allegations, his lawyer said. Moments later, a gunshot was heard. Amid pressure from anti-corruption investigative agencies, the firm has on several occasions admitted to paying bribes in a staggering number of Latin American countries. Read More »

Donald Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

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Tuesday's veto was the second of Trump's presidency. "In addition, the conflict in Yemen represents a "cheap" and low-cost way for Iran to cause trouble for the United States and for our ally, Saudi Arabia ", Mr. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on February 5, 2019. The vetoed resolution called "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress". Read More »

College student dies after falling 40 feet from campus clock tower

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University officials said Monfries died after losing her footing and falling some 30 feet onto a landing below. The tower is off limits to students and university officials are investigating how the students gained access to the tower. Student Priscilla Morales filled in The New York Times , confessing that Fordham students recently started climbing the bell tower after hearing that a door was open or that there was a found passageway. Read More »

Tributes and pledges as North Korea marks founder Kim Il Sung's birthday

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In a speech to Pyongyang's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday, Kim said the Hanoi meeting raised questions about Washington's intention but added he will wait until the end of the year for the USA to make "a courageous decision". Kim blamed the collapse of the second summit with Trump on what he described as Washington's unilateral demands. President Moon Jae-in, center, moves into a reception room in the Blue House along with military leaders who attended a ceremony where they were ... Read More »

Google suspends access to app in country after Madras HC order

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Chinese startup Bytedance urged India's Supreme Court last week to quash the ban order, saying it would go against freedom of speech rights in India. Further, the SC ordered that the case will be heard again on April 22, to account for the latest Madras High Court order from April 16. The order mentions nothing about the existing users of TikTok , and only orders Google and Apple to remove the TikTok app from the app stores. Read More »

At least three killed in Summit Air plane crash at Lukla airport

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Another policeman died in hospital in Kathmandu , a police spokesman confirmed. 3 killed in aircraft accident near Everest: The wreckage of a Summit Air turbo-prop plane lying in between two helicopters on an airstrip at Nepal's Lukla Airport after the plane hit them during take-off yesterday. Read More »

Sudan military rulers meet U.S. envoy in Khartoum

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But his departure in a coup failed to satisfy the protesters, who have pushed for justice for Bashir-era officials. At the news conference, the SPA said the military had promised to protect the sit-in. The SPA also demanded the confiscation of properties belonging to al-Bashir's National Congress Party and the release of soldiers who sided with their "revolution". Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares her ideal 'Game of Thrones' outcome

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Ocasio-Cortez was speaking with Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" Sunday when she was asked to comment on Biden's long-rumored White House bid. "So, she's colorful she's got some interesting ways to attract attention to herself but I think I think New York's getting exhausted of it", Scaramucci told host Sean Hannity. Read More »

The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal an America set against Muslims

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Trump escalated that rhetoric further with his Friday tweet , which declared "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" over 43 seconds of Omar's comments interspersed with footage from Lower Manhattan during the attacks. And assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday night defended Rep. Ilhan Omar , one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, against "outrageous, racist" attacks, while insisting again that criticism of "a right wing government in Israel" is not ... Read More »

London climate change protest

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These are central London landmarks protesters are targeting as part of efforts to demand the Government declares a climate emergency. At Waterloo Bridge, protesters blocked the crossing over the Thames and turned it into an impromptu garden bridge , with people bringing trees, flowers and setting up a miniature skate park and stage. Read More »

Trump steps up attack on 'out-of-control' Muslim politician Ilhan Omar

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But Ilhan Omar meets all of those same criteria and is a devout Muslim prone to saying crankish things about Israel, "the Benjamins", and the supposedly suspect loyalties of supporters of the Jewish state. - Ilhan Omar , one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, drew stern rebukes from Republicans and fellow Democrats on February 11, 2019 after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC. Read More »

Paris' Notre Dame cathedral on fire

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Witnesses posted pictures to twitter Monday showing smoke billowing out of the building in France's capital. A presidential official said Macron was to go to the scene of the blaze. President Emmanuel Macron postponed his 8pm speech to head to the site of the fire. Ashley Huntington, 21, an American university student studying in Paris, said: "Our class ran what was supposed to be 30 minutes walking but we probably got here in 20 running". Read More »

WATCH Devastation Wrought by Deadly Tornado in Texas

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Tornadoes embedded in the storms pose a significant risk overnight since they are hard to see and people are less likely to receive warnings while they're asleep, Van Dam said. Continue to stay with WJZ for your latest weather . As the storm moved east, one person was killed by a tornado in the northern MS, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley . Read More »

Julian Assange accused of setting up 'spy centre' in Ecuadorian embassy

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Assange took refuge at the embassy after losing his battle against extradition to Sweden , where he faced allegations including rape. Jennifer Robinson told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador is making "pretty outrageous allegations " to justify allowing British police into its embassy on Thursday in order to take Assange into custody. Read More »

Trump Questions Why 'Radical Left Democrats' Should See Mueller Report

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President Trump set the stage for the possible release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report this week by repeating the findings of Attorney General William Barr's summary and suggested, "INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!" Last month, Barr released a summary of Mueller's findings, almost 48 hours after the special counsel's investigation was completed. Read More »

Trump says Boeing should fix, 'rebrand' grounded 737 MAX jet

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Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets have been grounded in the United States since March 13, when the FAA concluded that it needed to investigate "the possibility of a shared cause" between the two crashes. American explained on its website that not all flights previously scheduled on a MAX would be cancelled, because the airline planned to use other aircraft for some flights. Read More »

Brexit can not define us, says UK PM's deputy as ratings dip

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Labour has called for a new permanent customs union with the EU - something the UK Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out. Khan's statement came a day after a leaked recording revealed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn admitting that evidence of anti-Semitism in his party may have been "mislaid, ignored or not used". Read More »

PM Modi addresses rally in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

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Addressing an election rally in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir , Mr Modi also hit out at the Congress for raising doubts on the Balakot airstrikes, its failure to prevent atrocities against Kashmiri Pandits and corruption in defence deals. In a series of two tweets, Mehbooba Mufti called out the BJP and said that first they would call them traitors and at the second moment, they would be forging an alliance. Read More »

Donations pour in for boy thrown from Mall of America balcony

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Potts added that while both the victim and suspect are locals, there is no evidence that the suspect knew the victim ahead of the crime. Onlookers said a woman began shouting after the child was attacked. The family doen't know the suspect and are "completely clueless" as to why the suspect targeted the little boy, according to the GoFundMe page . A 24-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident that happened Friday. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez Tells War Vet Congressman To Do Something About Domestic Terror

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Crenshaw tweeted first about Omar's remarks on Tuesday, sharing a tweet that falsely claimed she had said that she "does not consider" 9/11 "a terrorist attack". "So here you go, you guys are breaking news". Crenshaw served five deployments overseas - while on his third combat tour, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan that destroyed his right eye and badly injured his left eye. Read More »

Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London

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He said the embassy had not been threatened in recent weeks. "The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up", it added. Commenting on the incident, the Metropolitan police stated that they have opened an investigation into the attack. The woman, who did not wish to be named, said officers arrived "very quick", adding: "I saw many police cars coming". Read More »

Severe weather possible late tonight & Sunday

At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home. The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers cut-off across the county early Sunday. Tornado warnings remained in effect on Sunday for southeastern Alabama's Barbour and Russell counties, Oravec said. The biggest concern for tornado development is on Saturday afternoon and evening, as the potent piece of energy slides eastward into Louisiana, clashing with a very ... Read More »

Georgetown Students Must Pay $27/Semester in Reparations for Slave Descendants

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A " Reconciliation Contribution " fee of $27.20 each semester will benefit descendents of the 272 slaves. The fee was opposed by 1,304. However, critics of the fund say it is an arbitrary amount that will not address any real issues, or that it should be the burden of the institution, not the students, to repay descendants of slaves. Read More »