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100 dead and wounded after attackers in uniform storm Afghan army base

Waziri said there were 10 attackers, including the two who carried out the suicide attacks. Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said Taliban militants wearing army uniforms stormed the compound during Friday prayers. The soldiers and officers killed in the attack were mostly unarmed, according to sources. "There are seven to eight checkpoints from the main gate and without inside help this ... [Full Article...]

Officer investigated after handcuffed man kicked

Officer investigated after handcuffed man kicked McDonald and Bongiovanni, hired by Gwinnett police in 1998, are under internal investigation. "The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking", read a Gwinnett PD statement tweeted Thursday night. A second officer runs up and immediately appears to stomp on the man's head before both officers eventually pull him to his feet. "The fact of the matter is, the suspect was in h... [Full Article...]

What Ever Happened to Trump Tearing Up the Iran Deal?

He said that the nuclear deal is another example of the "failed approach" that has resulted in the current North Korea threat. Tillerson insisted that the nuclear deal was a failure as it only delayed and does not avert Iran's goal of becoming a nuclear state. [Full Article...]

Arkansas governor says execution plan just part of the job

Arkansas governor says execution plan just part of the job Rutledge on Saturday filed an emergency petition with the state Supreme Court after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order blocking the drug's use. Baker ordered lawyers for the state and the death row prisoners to return to court on Monday with a revised plan for viewing the executions and having defense counsel present. [Full Article...]

Creating awareness of child abuse, neglect

Creating awareness of child abuse, neglect Across the country, childhood, social service and child-abuse and neglect programs have adopted the framework into their policies, including the Children's Bureau - a federal office that works to reduce child abuse and neglect . Child abuse generated little public discussion in the 1970s, when it was known broadly as "child maltreatment", Kennedy said. Volunteer at your child's school through... [Full Article...]

Jakarta election: Ex-education minister takes lead over Ahok

Three candidates stood for the role of governor: Ahok, Baswaden, and Agus Yudhoyono, the son of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was defeated in the first round of the vote. "It's very easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to political Islam, but I don't think that is what's happening here", says Elizabeth Pisani, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, Kings College Lon... [Full Article...]

China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft

China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 and carrier rocket Long March-7 have been transferred to the launch pad, and will be launched within a week. Crews on China's space station will need fresh equipment, experiments and other supplies during long-duration missions. Once that happens, we'll have two continuously-occupied space stations in Earth orbit, and that's when things should get r... [Full Article...]

British Parliament Votes In Favour Of Early Election

Tusk issued a set of draft guidelines late last month rejecting May's call for talks on the terms of the divorce bill and on a future trade deal in parallel during the two years of negotiations ahead of Britain's exit in March 2019. Her plan comes as the main opposition Labour Party faces record lows in approval ratings. The June election would be the third time in two years voters are sent to p... [Full Article...]

Trump on Putin: We're Going to 'See What Happens'

The secretary of state echoed his president's statement, saying "there is a low level of trust between our two countries". In a heated debate before the vote, Nikki Haley , the United States ambassador to the UN, said Russian Federation would find itself "isolated" if it failed to take action. [Full Article...]

Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll

Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll Raids took place at the 39-year- old's home in the eastern Paris suburb of Chelles during the night and the French Interior Ministry said three of his family members had been taken into custody. The claim of responsibility several hours after the attack came unusually swiftly for the IS group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Keitany eyes up world record at London Marathon

Keitany eyes up world record at London Marathon Dibaba has plans to return to London this summer for the World Championships although the marathon will be contested on a different course. The line-up features reigning two-time Chicago Marathon victor Florence Kiplagat (2:19:44 PB), world silver medallist Helah Kiprop (2:21:27 PB) and Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot, who is making her much-awaited debut in a city she refers to as her sec... [Full Article...]

VP Pence to Talk Trade, Security During Trip to Australia

He is expected to arrive in Sdyney on Friday evening. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clashed with the President. The vice president is the first senior Trump administration official to visit Australia. Under the deal that President Donald Trump described as "dumb," the United States would take up to 1,250 asylum seekers in detention camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea. [Full Article...]

French far-right presidential candidate Le Pen is 'strongest on borders'

French far-right presidential candidate Le Pen is 'strongest on borders' Cazeneuve, a Socialist, accused Le Pen of "shamelessly exploiting fear and emotion for purely political ends", just two days before the first round ofFrance's presidential election. The euro inched higher in early European trade on Friday but remained nearly a cent off this week's highs as investors battened down the hatches for results of the first round of a tightly-fought French presidential ... [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Turkish president on win as State Department questions vote results

Trump congratulates Turkish president on win as State Department questions vote results President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told supporters Monday outside his palace in Ankara that global election monitors should "know their place". President Erdogan has claimed victory in the race on empowering his office, with state media saying the "yes" camp garnered 51.4 per cent of the vote. [Full Article...]

Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election

Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election In the televised statements they competed to talk tough on security and vowed a crackdown on Islamic State (IS) terror group that took responsibility for the Thursday night attack, CNN reported . Le Pen has argued France needs to ditch the European Union and crackdown on immigration in order to secure itself as a sovereign state and and protect its Judeo-Christian heritage. [Full Article...]

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

The Afghan defence ministry did not release exact figures for Friday's attack, only saying more than 100 soldiers had died or been injured. One official says at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded, while other officials say the toll is likely to be even higher. [Full Article...]

Florida Wildfires: More Than 100 Fires Burning, Thousands Evacuated

Florida Wildfires: More Than 100 Fires Burning, Thousands Evacuated Out of the 91 wildfires, two fires caused the evacuation of thousands of homes in central and southwest Florida. The fire on Frangipani is 100 percent contained. The fire was 10% contained by Friday, officials said. Flames destroyed at least one business by Saturday. Two trailers, two vehicles, and several outbuildings have been destroyed, according to the governor's office. [Full Article...]

UK Labour leader comes out fighting ahead of election

The UK electorate received the very welcome news this week that the Prime Minister has called for a general election on June 8 . It had been suggested that Mr Corbyn junior, who is now chief of staff to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, was hoping to secure the safe Labour seat of Liverpool Walton. [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani affirms support for Assad in call

A United Kingdom government source said: "The important thing is that this is Britain helping to influence USA policy on Syria and Russian Federation, far from being a poodle". Haley went on to say that the United States has the full support of the worldwide community - both for its attack last week on a Syrian airstrip and for any future actions that may need to be taken. [Full Article...]

All options need to be explored to rein in North Korea

USA military drills are continuing near the Korean Peninsula and the deployment of the American THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea , while president Trump has threatened to "take care" of the North Korean "problem". The recent surge in tensions on the Korean Peninsula finds Beijing on the outs with both North and South Korea , while many critics have yet to be convinced by its insisten... [Full Article...]


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