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At least 24 dead as bus plunges into ravine in Philippines

At least 24 dead as bus plunges into ravine in Philippines The accident occurred in a remote village in Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija province, about 150 kilometres north of Manila , according to senior police official Robert de Guzman. "Among those killed were 18 female passengers, seven males and a child", Calma told newsmen, adding that the two additional fatalities succumbed while being treated in the hospital. [Full Article...]

UK Prime Minister May to seek early election

UK Prime Minister May to seek early election MPs must approve decision to dissolve Parliament part-way through full term. May said she would introduce legislation on Wednesday to pave the way for the early election. "For the third year running the summer selling market has been put "on hold" by politics". Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach. [Full Article...]

Immigration activist goes missing while in caravan to USA border from Mexico

Immigration activist goes missing while in caravan to USA border from Mexico He talked fearfully in the video about a group of people following him, and also mentioned that he had so far been unable to pay for services with US dollars. Neither the activist's co-workers nor the USA sources - who discussed the case on condition of anonymity - could provide any additional information about what had become of Castro or whether he had ever been in serious danger. [Full Article...]

Tryon Palace's 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt holds

Tryon Palace's 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt holds It's a time when every living thing reproduces its kind and renews life. Saturday morning, the 70th annual city-wide Easter Egg Hunt was held at Dahmer Park. "Without them, we couldn't have this wonderful, grand occasion that we have every year". We just do it because we want to show the community the love of Christ in a positive and powerful way. [Full Article...]

Nursing unions respond to plans for snap general election

Last year, Cameron, a campaigner for the Remain side, resigned a mere day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on June 23 and the party elected May as the new leader. "The country is coming together, but Westminster is not", she added. 'Brussels will know she comes as a strong prime minister, not as a government with a small majority and if Labour gets wiped out and the ... [Full Article...]

Kearney helicopter Easter egg drop a crowd-pleaser

Kearney helicopter Easter egg drop a crowd-pleaser She eagerly volunteered for it. "If it's successful, and it looks like it is, we want to make it annual", she said. Evelyn Casstevens, 3, shows off her find at an Easter egg hunt organized by Salem Baptist Church on Saturday. Greg Knight, director of children and youth ministries, was unsure how many years the church has held the egg hunt. Secrest then had the dozens of children line up for th... [Full Article...]

Pence Addresses Troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

Pence Addresses Troops on N. Korea 'provocation' South Korea, which hosts 28,500 USA troops, warned of punitive action if the Sunday launch led to further provocation. However, Beijing says the crisis is one between the United States and North Korea. The new strategy will be deployed at a time of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. "North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from [its eastern port of] Sinpo", th... [Full Article...]

About 30000 protesters call on Jacob Zuma to quit

Both the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country's biggest labor federation, have called on Zuma to resign, as has a group of the ANC's veteran members. But this was later overturned by a magistrate. "Fire Zuma ", read some placards. And Moses went to Pharaoh and what did Moses say to Pharaoh? In Durban, large banners reading " Jacob Zuma... [Full Article...]

Trump supporters, opponents clash in California park

Mr Trump tweeted yesterday: "I did what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!" Police also impounded few prohibited items; flagpoles, stun gun, helmet, knives etc. Retired teacher Mike Mannshardt of Pittsboro says he believes the documents may show that Trump is indebted and beholden to Russian or other unfriendly foreign interests. [Full Article...]

Pentagon defends debut of biggest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

Pentagon defends debut of biggest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" for its extraordinary force, was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday, according to four USA military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. [Full Article...]

Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US Given that Iran has publicly announced their support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad's reign of terror, it was understandable that the AP ask if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was anxious that his country could be next on the list of those to be given "warnings", as it were. [Full Article...]

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory last night, and in his speech, he called on other nations to respect the vote. The system would come into force after the elections in November 2019. Hundreds also took to the streets in the areas of Besiktas and Kadikoy. Critics say the move was created to shut down the opposition, with more than 40,000 arrests and an estimated 100,000... [Full Article...]

Spain saves 26 migrants from sinking boat in Atlantic Ocean

Ayob Qasem, spokesman of the Libyan coastguards, said some 97 migrants are feared missing, including 15 women and children. He said the survivors were all men who were found hanging onto a flotation device. The German government on Thursday said it would support a ban on the export of boats from the European Union to Libya as part of measures to stem the flow of people across the Mediterranean. [Full Article...]

North Korea's attempted missile launch reportedly fails

National security adviser McMaster condemned the brutality of the Pyongyang regime headed by Kim Jong-un. Last year, Pyongyang attempted to launch a Musudan missile on April 15, an auspicious date on which millions celebrate Kim II Sung's birthday. [Full Article...]

North Korea Missile Test Fails in Provocation Before Pence Trip

North Korea Missile Test Fails in Provocation Before Pence Trip US military officials have said the USA had no intention of using force in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch by the North. Kim's No. "It is not the DPRK but the U.S. and Trump that makes problems", he said. DPRK stands for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. [Full Article...]

North Korean official says will continue missile tests

North Korean official says will continue missile tests The Vice President said that he and the President hope to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula "through peaceable means" with the cooperation of China, South Korea, Japan, and other allies in the region. He will also aim to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the US will take appropriate steps to defend them against North Korean aggression. [Full Article...]

Government abolishes 457 visas

Government abolishes 457 visas Turnbull released a video message on his Facebook page this afternoon explaining that 457 visas would be scrapped in favour of a new temporary migration scheme. The numbers are uncapped and there is no limit on the number of times they can travel in and out of Australia. "We've got a real crisis now and we can't have from tomorrow's summit yet more talk by the government, we need some real act... [Full Article...]

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul On Friday, U.S. forces used the largest conventional bomb in the military's arsenal - the GBU-49 - to hit a stronghold of Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. The office of the Afghan chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said McMaster praised the government as "one of the most reliable allies of the United States", and the Afghan Defense Ministry said the visit marked a "new phase of f... [Full Article...]

DNA key in accused Google exec killer's arrest

DNA key in accused Google exec killer's arrest Colon-Ortiz's arrest Friday represented a dramatic turnaround in what had been a frustrating case. Unable to find a piece of paper, Early said the trooper wrote down the vehicle's license plate number on his hand. The family has established the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation, which Tocci said promotes female safety awareness and aims to tackle the "societal issue ... [Full Article...]

Trump to order increased scrutiny of H-1B visa program

Trump to order increased scrutiny of H-1B visa program Trump is scheduled to sign the executive order on Tuesday at a Snap-On Tools facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where the manufacturer of power tools and diagnostics software is headquartered. Administration officials complain that those laws have been watered down over the years and often are sidestepped with government waivers. Costa said the order will help with "some of the worst abuses", but h... [Full Article...]


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