• Inspectors collect samples at site of alleged chemical attack in Syria
Inspectors collect samples at site of alleged chemical attack in Syria

The latest suspected attack in Douma earlier this month killed dozens of people and left hundreds more needing treatment. The joint military response by the US, UK and France followed a war of words with Russia, Syria's main military ally.

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  • Karnataka Election: Cong announces final list of candidates; NA Harris gets ticket
Karnataka Election: Cong announces final list of candidates; NA Harris gets ticket

The Congress has named former minister D B Inamdar as the candidate from Kittur following a threat of dissidence in the party from the former minister in the event of being denied the ticket. He, however, added that there was no substitute for the Congress party as the leader of a grand alliance. Caste calculations are very much on BJP's mind too...

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  • Trump Considering Pardon For First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Trump Considering Pardon For First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Johnson became the first black heavyweight world champion in 1908, winning a fight in Australia against a white boxer from Canada. Johnson defended his title in Reno, Nevada, in front of a mostly white crowd, prompting violent race riots in which more than 20 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

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  • USA orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace
USA orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

Southwest is undergoing voluntary "accelerated" fan-blade inspections on their planes' engines after one blew apart from a plane on Tuesday, killing a passenger on a flight from NY to Dallas . Southwest Flight 1380 departed LaGuardia International Airport from New York City on Tuesday morning, and was Dallas-bound. The FAA said the inspection ...

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  • Romney Fails To Secure Utah GOP Senate Nomination, Faces Primary
Romney Fails To Secure Utah GOP Senate Nomination, Faces Primary

Romney is running for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. "Thank you to all the delegates who hung in there with us all day at the Convention", Romney tweeted later Saturday . Stay-at-home mother Michelle Cluff said she liked Romney's experience and believes he is ready to get to work as a senator. Romney has tried to shift the focus away ...

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  • Nabi Tajima, World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan at Age of 117
Nabi Tajima, World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan at Age of 117

She became the world's oldest person in September following the death of Violet Brown , in Jamaica, at the age of 117. Tajima had seven sons and two daughters and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, which included great-great-great grandchildren.

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  • Kellyanne Conway Flips Out When Asked About Her Husband's Trump-Trolling Tweets
Kellyanne Conway Flips Out When Asked About Her Husband's Trump-Trolling Tweets

But it's very good for the whole world to have just witnessed ... that it's now fair game what people's-how people's spouses and significant others may differ with them. "My point is that we don't often see, in fact I don't remember the last time we saw, somebody working for the President in a high-profile position when their spouse is saying criti...

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  • Athletics' Sean Manaea throws no-hitter against Red Sox
Athletics' Sean Manaea throws no-hitter against Red Sox

The Red Sox fell to 17-3 on the season and still possess the best record in the major leagues. In fact, Manaea appeared to get stronger as he went along, mowing down nine of the last 10 Red Sox with one walk mixed in. The no-hitter was the 12 all-time by an Athletics pitcher and the seventh since the club moved to Oakland 50 years ago, the E...

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  • International Vehicle Seen Near Syria Suspected Gas Attack Site
International Vehicle Seen Near Syria Suspected Gas Attack Site

A United Nations security team touring Douma on Tuesday came under small arms and explosives fire, leading the OPCW to postpone its visit. Medical charities operating in opposition-held parts of Syria have dismissed those statements as propaganda, given under duress now that government forces control the town.

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  • Earth Day: Let's pledge to keep our environment clean, says Mamata
Earth Day: Let's pledge to keep our environment clean, says Mamata

According to Columbia University , Americans threw out 33.6 million tons of plastic in 2014, and only 9.5 percent of it was recycled and 15 percent was combusted to create electricity or heat. "EDN has built a multi-year campaign to End Plastic Pollution ". It's no secret that the world has a plastic pollution problem, and there's no better day...

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  • Lawmakers calling North Korea's announcement of denuclearization publicity stunt
Lawmakers calling North Korea's announcement of denuclearization publicity stunt

But Trump tweeted Sunday that the North has "agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!" A senior Foreign Ministry official said that the announcement could never be considered a specific move toward the abandonment of its nuclear and missile development in a "complete, verifiable and irreversible mann...

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  • Iran, Israel trade blame for Syrian hostilities, but temper prospect of war
Iran, Israel trade blame for Syrian hostilities, but temper prospect of war

He has given a May 12 deadline to fix it, threatening otherwise not to extend us sanctions relief on Iran related to the agreement. Donald Trump has considered reinstating sanctions on the Iranian regime and even pulling his country out of the nuclear deal.

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  • The Time Is Right to Leave Barcelona, Says Iniesta's Father
The Time Is Right to Leave Barcelona, Says Iniesta's Father

He will reveal his decision in the next week. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde in his post-game press conference said, "We were eager to win the trophy, the players, and the club itself". Sevilla lie seventh, the final spot guaranteeing a Europa League berth next season. Barca were irresistible at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, blowi...

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  • France's Macron suggests Trump can not 'make war' against everybody
France's Macron suggests Trump can not 'make war' against everybody

There is concern that the discord between the U.S. and France is affecting the relationship between the U.S. and Europe, which has been strong since the end of World War Two. "Where are your priorities?" "You don't make trade war with your allies". "Here, in this office, I'm not the one to judge and in certain ways, to explain to your people what s...

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  • Russian Federation says Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to USA during phone call
Russian Federation says Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to USA during phone call

De Mistura, who also met Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu, said the UN's priority was to "lower the temperature" following the strikes. "That is why, the follow-up to Sochi, work in Astana on de-escalation and discussion in Geneva on constitutional committee and elections, is a priority", de Mistura told reporters after meeting with Russia's ...

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  • Family of 16 welcomes 14th boy
Family of 16 welcomes 14th boy

Jay and his wife told the "Today" show that Finley's unique middle name was inspired by a story Kateri's father told them before he died eight years ago about a Native American chief who was also a father of many boys. The couple are seen with their thirteen boys above in this Facebook photo. As with their last few children, the couple from Roc...

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  • Princeton Record Exchange gears up for National Record Store Day
Princeton Record Exchange gears up for National Record Store Day

The mystery record will be delivered to participating record stores Friday. Plan to arrive on time for the freebies and limited releases or face the crushing disappointment of having missed out. George Whitaker, 24, was visiting Nottingham from Derby for his third Record Store Day . "They love a lot of the indie music that's out today". "We sell...

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  • US Treasury Secretary Weighs China Trip for Trade Talk
US Treasury Secretary Weighs China Trip for Trade Talk

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China , a move that could ease tensions between the world's two largest economies, as worldwide policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices.

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  • 20:00Indian Authorities Approve Death Penalty for Rape of Children Below 12
20:00Indian Authorities Approve Death Penalty for Rape of Children Below 12

The government has brought an ordinance to recommend death penalty for child rapists despite the fact that Justice J S Verma committee, in 2013, had opposed capital punishment in even rarest of the rare rape cases. And, appeals have to be disposed of in 6 months. It will be valid for six months after which it will have to be ratified by Parliamen...

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  • Palestinian electrical engineer shot to death in Kuala Lumpur
Palestinian electrical engineer shot to death in Kuala Lumpur

The Islamist Palestinian movement said Batsh, a research scientist specialising in energy issues, was one of its members. "He died on the spot". Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim disclosed details of the shooting but did not reveal the name of the lecturer.

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