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World Media Venezuela chief prosecutor denounces violence as deaths rise
Author: 0 Venezuela chief prosecutor denounces violence as deaths rise

Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela on Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. The opposition blames Maduro for the unraveling of the oil giant's once-booming economy, leaving the country with critical shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.

World Media Death toll in Venezuela's political unrest rises to at least 24
Author: 0 Death toll in Venezuela's political unrest rises to at least 24

Venezuela has seen near-daily protests since the beginning of April, with opponents of President Nicolas Maduro demanding his ouster. Demonstrations against President Maduro began almost a month ago and since then, 15 people have died around protests-including one National Guard sergeant-and 11 others in evening robberies, said the state prosecutor's office.

Author: 0 China launches new aircraft carrier amid tensions

The carrier, measuring 315 meters in length and 75 meters in width, displaces 70,000 tons of water. Little is known about China's aircraft carrier program, which is a state secret. The Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) Z-18 are to be the PLAN's mainstay carrier-borne aircraft.

Author: 0 Kim watches North Korean army fire 400-cannon 'bombardment' to mark anniversary

The submarine arrived on the same day North Korea celebrates the anniversary of the founding of its military. North Korea has ambitions to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States mainland. "When you have someone as unstable, seemingly, as Kim Jong Un, do you worry that words might force him into a catastrophic mistake?" Trump's comments come as the USS Michigan, one of US's most powerful submarines, arrived in South Korea in an apparent show of USA force and ...

World Media Judge's anti-death penalty protest riles conservatives
Author: 0 Judge's anti-death penalty protest riles conservatives

After word of Judge Griffen's protest, the Attorney General's office immediately filed an appeal to the State Supreme Court, claiming Judge Griffen's decision was biased. A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked plans by Arkansas to carry out a rapid series of executions this month, after the inmates argued the state's rush to the death chamber was unconstitutional and reckless.

World Media Wildfire threatens 2000 homes in southwest Florida
Author: 0 Wildfire threatens 2000 homes in southwest Florida

The Associated Press reports 2,000 homes were evacuated because of the brush fires in Collier County. Fire officials said several structures have been destroyed but did not specify an exact number. "Florida is a great state; everybody shows up to help", Gov. Rick Scott said. "That's the main thing that needs to happen right now". A $5,000 reward has been offered to anyone who may know information about the arsonist that could lead to an arrest, fire rescue said.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances

The Saudi stock index jumped in early trade on Sunday on overnight news that King Salman had issued a royal decree restoring financial allowances for Saudi civil servants and military personnel. Sisi and Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman would discuss the situation in neighbouring Libya, the future of Egypt's relations with Iran and military coordination in Yemen's strategic Red Sea strait of Bab al-Mandeb.

Author: 0 Prince Khaled bin Salman appointed as S. Arabia's new envoy to US

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz was one of the first to receive the President upon his arrival at King Salman Air Base Airport accompanied with Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, State Minister and member of the Saudi cabinet Dr.

World Media Xi to promote 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Author: 0 Xi to promote 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

The May 14-15 summit is seen as a measure of China's worldwide prestige at a time when Xi has positioned China as a rising outward-looking regional power, and as questions have arisen over President Donald Trump's commitment to maintaining the United States' traditional global leadership.

World Media Canadian woman transporting asylum seekers charged with human smuggling
Author: 0 Canadian woman transporting asylum seekers charged with human smuggling

The arrests were made after a four-month joint investigation in the Saskatchewan region. Last month, the RCMP intercepted 887 people crossing between official border points, with 644 of them crossing into Quebec. with little choice but to resort to hazardous journeys. Two asylum seekers claiming to be from the Democratic Republic of Congo cross the border into Canada from the US on March 28 near Hemmingford, Que.

World Media Young Bucks ready for Raptors at their place
Author: 0 Young Bucks ready for Raptors at their place

The Raptors have the advantages of experience and talent over the six-seeded Milwaukee Bucks . Milwaukee has not won a playoff series since knocking off Charlotte in the 2001 Eastern Conference semifinals. "If they try to do that, something else will open", DeMar DeRozan said on Thursday morning in advance of Game 3 in Milwaukee . "His length is unbelievable", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.

Author: 0 Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To U.S.

Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were part of a small group of aid workers who were locked up over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges, even though they were in Egypt on behalf of the Beladi Foundation, a nonprofit Hijazi founded to help street children in Cairo.

Author: 0 Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain

Hernandez was found hanging by a bed sheet inside his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass ., early Wednesday morning and was pronounced dead the hospital about an hour later. But this week, according to a lawyer for the Hernandez family, the MA medical examiner's office briefly refused to hand Hernandez's brain over to researchers.

World Media NCAA men's basketball tournament to return to NC
Author: 0 NCAA men's basketball tournament to return to NC

The news comes two weeks after the NCAA ended its ban against the state, when it announced the organization's Board of Governors "reluctantly voted to allow consideration of championship bids in North Carolina". The next time the NCAA will host a bidding and selection process will be in 2020. The Coliseum, with assistance from the Tournament Hosts of Greensboro, Greensboro Sports Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau, is now set to play host to the tournament through 2023.

World Media Massive North Atlantic Iceberg Draws Photographers And Tourists To Newfoundland Coast
Author: 0 Massive North Atlantic Iceberg Draws Photographers And Tourists To Newfoundland Coast

Ferryland, Newfoundland, is host to a special visitor, as seen here on Sunday: a giant iceberg, the first of the season. The iceberg is so big it dwarfed a helicopter that recently appeared to land on it. WATCH: It's shaping up to be a banner year for iceberg watchers, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He told the CBC that his company gets "a tremendous amount" of online bookings and the season has been promising so far.

Author: 0 Trump is right: American jobs should be prioritized

The senior official said the end result of how the system now works is that foreign workers are often brought in at less pay to replace American workers, "violating the principle of the program ". "It would be a mistake to close the door on high-skilled workers from around the world who can contribute to American businesses' growth and expansion and make the U.S.

Author: 0 North Korea surprises with display of new missiles

Pence is set to arrive Sunday in South Korea as President Donald Trump vows that Kim Jong Un's government is a "problem" that will be "taken care of". This is Pence's first visit to South Korea - part of an Asia swing that also includes stops in Japan, Indonesia and Australia - and although it was conceived months ago, could hardly come at a time of higher tension.

World Media Kashmir colleges, universities to remain shut on Tuesday
Author: 0 Kashmir colleges, universities to remain shut on Tuesday

A spokesman of Kashmir University said all university examinations scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. Mobile Internet services were also suspended as people had started uploading videos showing "atrocities" being inflicting on protesting students on social media sites.

World Media Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike
Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Though most Palestinian political prisoners hail from the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, they are placed in prisons inside Israel, in direct contravention of worldwide law. Graffiti showing the iconic image of his cuffed hands raised above his head flashing a peace sign while being led away by Israeli authorities can be seen in the West Bank.

Author: 0 Trump signs order to allow defunding of Planned Parenthood

The law signed Thursday by President Trump that allows state's to block federal funds for Planned Parenthood won't affect blue states like CT. Anti-abortion group Susan B. The joint resolution is one of a series of bills Congress has passed under the Congressional Review Act , which allows federal regulations put in place during the final days of the previous administration to be rescinded by simple majority passage.

Author: 0 Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

A Facebook page belonging to the pro-government Foua and Kfraya villages said all those in three buses were killed or are still missing while a rebel official said at least 30 opposition fighters who were guarding the evacuees were killed in the blast.

World Media Milan derby 'great advert' in Asia: Montella
Author: 0 Milan derby 'great advert' in Asia: Montella

Lazio's hopes of catching either their Rome rivals or Napoli to earn a place in next season's Champions League appear over after they could only salvage a 2-2 draw from their trip to Genoa , via Luis Alberto's added-time equaliser. Two minutes before half-time, Inter seized control of the match . It was Icardi's 21st league goal of the season and perhaps more significantly, his first in the Milan Derby.

World Media Senate confirms Trump's conservative nominee for Supreme Court
Author: 0 Senate confirms Trump's conservative nominee for Supreme Court

Gorsuch's confirmation ends the longest Supreme Court vacancy since 1862 during the American Civil War, with the court down a justice for nearly 14 months since long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016. The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench.

World Media Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack
Author: 0 Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation has never publicly acknowledged any such attack by Assad's forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria . Ahead of Tillerson's visit tempers rose sharply as U.S. officials suggested Russian forces may have colluded in the latest atrocity blamed on Assad's regime that left 87 civilians dead including children in the town of Khan Sheikhun.

Author: 0 Syria chemical attack: 'Were those children dead at all?' asks Assad

Tests have confirmed sarin gas was used in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. But Assad said it was possible to fake video and suggested the whole incident had been staged. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week failed to ease deepening tensions over Syria.

World Media Street turned to rubble shows cost of fight for Iraq's Mosul
Author: 0 Street turned to rubble shows cost of fight for Iraq's Mosul

The terror group is desperately holding on to the remaining stronghold it occupies by putting up a fierce fight against the liberators. "IS controlled 40% of Iraqi land" in 2014, Brigadier-General Yahya Rasool told reporters. "Iraqi security forces continue to progress as they liberate the western side of Mosul", said US Army Major General Joseph Martin . "Nothing has changed in terms of air support".

World Media US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld
Author: 0 US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld

The Court of Appeals' decision to uphold a lower court's conviction of the United States Marine found guilty of killing Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City in 2014 will not alter the U.S. The CA said the alleged molestation couldn't be considered as unlawful aggression and there was no physical evidence suggesting Pemberton was hurt by the deceased.

World Media 5 hikers found dead in Canadian mountains after fall
Author: 0 5 hikers found dead in Canadian mountains after fall

Kisun Yoon, of the Vancouver Korean Hiking Club, told the same paper he believed two members of his club were among the dead. "They didn't do anything wrong", he said. A South Korean national was among five climbers who were killed in a recent small avalanche on a mountain near Vancouver, Canada, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.

Author: 0 Unseasonably Warm through Easter

Sunrise services for Easter look dry but again we might have to dodge a few isolated showers or thunderstorms during the afternoon but it is only about a 20% chance. Minus a few passing mountain showers it will dry out on Friday and Saturday . Temperatures will stay warm for Easter Weekend , with a high of 79 degrees for Saturday and 74 degrees for Easter Sunday .

World Media Alabama governor booked on 2 misdemeanors
Author: 0 Alabama governor booked on 2 misdemeanors

A person who has spoken to Bentley tells The Associated Press says he plans to resign. The other charge stemmed from his use of campaign funds to pay almost $9,000 in legal bills for political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason previous year. The committee on Monday started what was expected to be days of hearings. According to the Alabama Reporter article, talk of Bentley's resignation began on Friday with legislators set to begin impeachment hearings Monday.

World Media South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma
Author: 0 South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

Zuma and the Guptas deny the allegations. A march organised by the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's biggest opposition party, was expected to pass near the headquarters of the ruling African National Congress in Johannesburg. Meanwhile, members of the ANC Youth League gathered in downtown Durban, singing "Awuleth'umshini wami", a song popularised by Zuma , which means "bring me my gun" and held placards supporting the president.

World Media Trump's Baseless Smear Of Susan Rice Follows Two Days Of Right-Wing Speculation
Author: 0 Trump's Baseless Smear Of Susan Rice Follows Two Days Of Right-Wing Speculation

In an interview on Tuesday with MSNBC, she said: "The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes". It's the policy. When anyone's name appears unless there's an intelligence value to it, the name has to be blacked out and masked. Rand Paul said Thursday Congress would need to approve military action in Syria.

Author: 0 Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation, police say

A spokesperson for regional police told the New York Times that they believed the man to be the truck driver. Police have said that he is known to security services. "We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK". Spokesman Patrik Soderberg says in a statement that four of the 10 are considered to be "seriously" injured and the remaining six, including the child, are slightly injured.

World Media North Korea Now in Trump's Sights for Syrian-Type Attack
Author: 0 North Korea Now in Trump's Sights for Syrian-Type Attack

President Donald Trump may have sent the fanatical dictator of North Korea, Kim Jung Un, into hiding. The North has conducted five nuclear tests, including two a year ago, and test-fired almost 30 ballistic missiles in defiance of U.N. US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 5, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the launch but said in a statement "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea".

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