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Maduro tells forces to be 'ready' in case of U.S. attack

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Spain also commented that its embassy "cannot be accessed by any person or authority that has not been previously authorized by the (Spanish) Government", adding that "under no circumstances, Leopoldo Lopez shall be handed over to the Venezuelan authorities, nor shall he be evicted from the Ambassador's Residence". Read More »

ANOTHER ONE: Sen. Michael Bennet Joins Massive 2020 Field

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That's why I'm running for President", Bennet said on Twitter . The 54-year-old announced last monththat he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer following a routine physical, which delayed his planned White House announcement. The Democratic National Committee's nationally televised presidential debates in June and July will include as many as 20 candidates who either register at least 1% in three national or early nominating-state polls or who attract 65,000 unique donors. Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombers travelled to Bangalore, Kerala and Kashmir

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India had alerted Sri Lanka as early as April 4 to the possibility of imminent suicide attacks which became a reality on April 21. "Search operations will be intensified as part of tighter security". Local resident Ahmed Muaz, whose brother has been arrested, attacked St. Anthony's Church and Mohamed Hasthun bombed St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, north of the capital, the police spokesman said. Read More »

China possibly more interested in a nuclear deal than trade

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After an hour-long phone call between the two world leaders that Trump described as "very productive", the US president told reporters Friday that Putin was "not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela , other than he'd like to see something positive happen". Read More »

Commercial airplane lands in water near Florida Naval Air Station

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said all passengers and crew members were accounted for, but several people were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The plane was not fully submerged in the water, and all passengers were evacuated safely. The air station also added that, just after midnight on Saturday morning, that Navy security and emergency response personnel were still "on the scene and monitoring the situation". Read More »

Thailand crowns new king in elaborate ceremony

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King Vajiralongkorn inherits a nation in political turmoil, with the powerful army entrenched in government for five years after staging a coup in 2014. "This ceremony is significant to Thailand because the monarchy.is a very important institution of our country and is the soul of our nation", said Naowarat Buakluan, a civil servant. Read More »

Israel strikes Hamas military compound

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However, the Israeli army said Hamas, as the movement that "controls" the Gaza Strip, is responsible for any escalation even if it wasn't behind any firing of shells, and added that Hamas is also accountable for flammable balloons launched from the coastal region. Read More »

Four Palestinians dead, two Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza clashes

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Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli armed forces said as many as 90 rockets were fired from inside Gaza Strip into Israel. In response, the IDF launched airstrikes killing two Hamas soldiers. There were no reports of Israeli casualties as numerous rockets were intercepted and rockets alerts sent residents running to their shelters. A wounded Palestinian boy is evacuated during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip May 3, 2019. Read More »

Monster cyclone slams northeast India, aims at Bangladesh

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A woman carries pitchers next to uprooted trees and a fallen signboard following Cyclone Fani in Khordha district in the eastern state of Odisha, India, May 3, 2019. People packed into shelters, spreading mats to wait out the storm. India's biggest oil and gas producer ONGC has evacuated close to 500 employees from offshore installations and moved drilling rigs to safer locations, the Press Trust of India reported. Read More »

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Making it Easier to Arm Teachers

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It also makes it illegal to hold or use your phone in construction or school zones, and element added to the bill by the Florida Senate and then approved by the Florida House. Lawmakers began debate Friday so the only thing remaining is a final vote on the session's 61st day. The sanctuary ban legislation will now be sent to Gov. Read More »

Abe ready to meet North Korea's Kim 'unconditionally' says media

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We cannot break the shell of mutual distrust between Japan and North Korea unless I directly face Kim", added Abe. Kim Jong Un has set a year-end deadline for the United States to show more flexibility after his second summit with President Donald Trump failed to produce a deal to end a nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief. Read More »

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern & Partner Clarke Gayford Just Got Engaged

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Ardern, 38, had Neve last June, becoming only the second prime minister in the world to give birth while in office and later taking the infant onto the floor of the UN Assembly in NY. The 38-year-old PM and her 41-year-old partner met at an awards event in 2012. The late Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's two-time prime minister, was the first. Read More »

DEVELOPING: Miami Air Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway in Jacksonville

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The incident happened at 9:40 PM on Friday when the Miami Air International plane skidded off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida and into the St. The area was experiencing bad weather when the plane was trying to land, but there was no official word on what may have caused Friday's accident. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said the 136 passengers and 7 crew members survived. Read More »

This Week: Barr Leans Into New Role As Trump's Personal Lawyer

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Democrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to lawmakers and a key committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. Read More »

North Korea test fires another missile

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That was the first launch since the Vietnam summit between the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and US President Trump, which ended without agreement . Kim also met Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. During the diplomacy that followed the North's weapons tests of 2017, Kim Jong Un said that the North would not test nuclear devices or ICBMs. Read More »

Heroic Boy, 8, Saves Sister From Stolen Car

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Coburn didn't realize her grandchildren were able to escape, so she began chasing the auto. "This little guy is a hero, no question", Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw told WLWT-TV of Chance's heroic move. Coburn managed to open the driver's side door in an effort to gain control over the vehicle but Singh allegedly fended off the woman, locking the door. Read More »

Trump, Putin discuss nuclear weapons and Venezuela in phone call

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In his final report on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the 2016 election , Mueller concluded there was no evidence to prove the claim. Trump has met twice with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but Kim has yet to agree to a disarmament deal. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Sanders said the Mueller report was discussed "very, very briefly", adding it was discussed in the context of it being over. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

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Military commanders and the US had reportedly spent months organizing the plot over the phone before the last-minute decision change. Clashes with security forces left four dead, along with hundreds injured or detained. Guaido has promised amnesty for members of the armed forces who join his cause. "A nation with more oil reserves than any other country in the world", he said . Read More »

William Barr besieged by allegations of being President Trump's protector

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him on Thursday of lying - a charge the Justice Department called reckless and false - and House Democrats are poised to hold him in contempt. But they are trying to build a case in public opinion that it's Mueller, not Barr, who needs to tell the investigation story. Mr Barr spent four hours before a Republican-led Senate committee on Wednesday, defending his handling of Mr Mueller's report on Russia's interference in the election to boost Mr Trump's ... Read More »

Trump Not Inclined to Let Former Counsel McGahn Testify

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House about possible obstruction of justice by himself. They would surely be complicit with Trump's "personal attorney" ( Attorney General William Barr ) in ignoring the attack on our democracy by Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin. Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Barr's "moment of accountability will come soon enough" if he doesn't give the committee with the "respect it deserves". Read More »

McCarthy Agrees With Trump: Part Of Russia Probe Was An Attempted 'Coup'

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Trump eats your soul in small bites". He closed by writing, "Of course, to stay, you must be seen as on his team, so you make further compromises". The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief hypothesized that administration officials remain silent "because, after all, what are you supposed to say?" CNN's David Gregory on Wednesday said that special counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Attorney General Bill Barr objecting to his depiction of his report on Russian interference in ... Read More »

Man falls into unsafe Hawaii volcano - and lives

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At approximately 9 pm, the man was found alive but seriously injured on a narrow ledge about 70 feet down from the cliff edge. The man was hiking with a group on a cliff edge of the Kilauea Volcano caldera on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Pelosi says Barr committed a crime by lying about Mueller report

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After the hearing concluded, committee staffers wiped up chicken grease from the area around Cohen's seat. Pelosi said impeachment is "too good for" Trump. Two days after receiving the special counsel's report, Mr Barr had released a four-page letter that summarised the main conclusions . It didn't take long for the Department of Justice, led by Barr, to respond to Pelosi's accusation. Read More »

Sudan's military council vows commitment to dialogue

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Thousands of protesters remain camped outside the army headquarters, nearly three weeks after the military and security forces removed former president Omar al-Bashir from power on April 11. "We do not want to escalate the situation". The protests swiftly mushroomed into nationwide demonstrations against Bashir's iron-fisted rule, with protesters urging him to step down. Read More »

3-eyed python found in Australia’s Humpty Doo

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Nicknamed Monty Python by rangers, it's believed the snake's third eye was a birth defect, not the result of two heads forging together. The baby carpet python was found by rangers near Humpty Doo, near Darwin. "It is extremely unlikely that this is from environmental factors and is nearly certainly a natural occurrence as malformed reptiles are relatively common". Read More »

Birthday celebrations for Princess Charlotte, 4

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The portraits of the princess were taken at the family's home in Norfolk, and show Charlotte playing with a flower in the garden and perched on a fence. A series of photos were shared online with a message Princess Charlotte a happy birthday. Charlotte , daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was pictured in the gardens at Kensington Palace in central London, and the family home in Norfolk, eastern England. Read More »

Trump Fed pick Moore withdraws from consideration

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Moore has come under criticism from lawmakers for past remarks and writings about women. Numerous GOP senators said they objected to Moore's disparaging past writings about women or sidestepped questions about whether they would back Moore. Read More »

Masood Azhar added to United Nations terror list

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A statement from the USA mission to the United Nations in NY said the listing of Azhar required " all United Nations member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban , and an arms embargo against Azhar. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also said the problem would be "properly resolved". These proposals were aimed at maligning Pakistan and the legitimate struggle of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir . Read More »

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones

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Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram , which was no longer live as of Thursday. Facebook is often chided for failing to stop the spread of harmful speech and misinformation on its platform, and Thursday's bans show that the company is taking a firmer hand in enforcing its own service terms. Read More »

World's 4th Most Populous Country to Get New Capital

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One early contender is Palangkaraya on the part-Indonesian island of Borneo, where some 300,000 hectares of land has already been prepared for habitation in the event it is selected as the new capital. The government made the decision at a cabinet meeting on Monday. Congestion costs the country billions a year and the capital is simply overcrowded, with large slums forming around the edge. Read More »

Scientology cruise ship quarantined over confirmed case of measles

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Lucia health officials did not identify the vessel, but St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore told NBC News that the boat is named Freewinds , the same name as a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology . Lucia confirmed that the Ministry of Health was investigating a possible case of measles aboard a cruise ship now docked in one of its ports. Given the highly infectious nature of measles, along with the possibility that other persons on board the vessel may have been in ... Read More »

United Kingdom defense secretary fired over Huawei leak

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The leak , first reported in the Telegraph newspaper last month, said Britain would allow Huawei a role in building parts of its 5G network, setting London at odds with Washington over the next generation of communications technology. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Read More »