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Kenyans sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

Kenyans sweep to victories at Boston Marathon The elite come to Boston because it's prestigious, and so does everyone else who finishes hours later, including Deborah Touchy, who was escorted down the last mile by a woman she didn't even know. "You always want to be a little bit better", Switzer said. "People are saying about old people in sports what they used to say about women - 'You shouldn't push yourself, you're too weak, you're too... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Receives Backlash After Likening European Refugee Centers to 'Concentration Camps'

Pope Francis told migrants at the basilica of St Bartholomew on Saturday about his visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos past year. Though his wording suggests Pope Francis could have meant "concentration" in a more literal sense, rather than directly comparing the refugees' plight to Holocaust victims, the leader's decision to evoke a term so strongly associated with the Holocaust was i... [Full Article...]

Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement'

Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement' The Foreign Office in London said it was "concerned by reports of a missile test by North Korea" and was "monitoring the situation closely". "Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words ", Han Song Ryol said. The North's test firing can be seen as a message of defiance to Washington, coming as it does on the day US Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in Seoul for talk... [Full Article...]

Violinist performs at Mosul shrine - where music was banned under ISIS rule

Violinist performs at Mosul shrine - where music was banned under ISIS rule The extremist group massacred, enslaved and tortured thousands of that ethno-religious minority. Life is slowly returning to normal in the city six months after the eastern part was liberated from Islamic State. A Reuters reporter, standing within sight of the mosque, saw heavy smoke in that area after an airstrike. Federal Police Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat and his assistant... [Full Article...]

May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll

May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll Standing outside 10 Downing Street, May said she would ask the House of Commons on Wednesday to back her call for an election, just two years after the last vote and three years before the next scheduled date in May 2020. "I will be asking for the British people for a mandate to complete Brexit and make a success of it". The next general election had been expected in 2020, but the Fixed Term Par... [Full Article...]

After Meeting With President Trump, Egyptian President Frees Detained US Charity Worker

Trump said during Sissi's visit that "we are very much behind" the Egyptian leader. Hijazi, 30, has dual citizenship in the US and Egypt. Pressed on how Trump managed to gain her release when President Barack Obama had not, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he would leave it to others "to look at the different strategies to see why the president was successful" and Obama was not. [Full Article...]

Trump And Kim Jong-Un: Two Petulant Nuclear Maniacs With No Plan

Trump And Kim Jong-Un: Two Petulant Nuclear Maniacs With No Plan Anonymous US officials told Fox News the missile was a new type of Scud called the KN-17 - a single-stage, liquid-fueled missile - that could be used to target ships. "Just behave!" he said with a nod. The parade comes amid growing tensions between the USA and North Korea with the state warning it was prepared for "all-out war" if Donald Trump risks military action. [Full Article...]

Macron, Le Pen set to face off for French presidency

Fillon was the early frontrunner until his support waned after he was charged following accusations he gave his British-born wife a fictional job as his parliamentary assistant for which she was paid almost 700,000 euros ($750,000) of public money. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack probe

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack probe Assad has denied his government was behind last week's chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people. Prsident Putin has also suspended the "Deconfliction Line", a military channel created to provide an avenue for negotiation between Russian and US fighter jet missions over Syria. [Full Article...]

Gujarat Lions to bowl first against Kings XI Punjab

Both Amla and Marsh played aggressive cricket to put the pressure on the Gujarat Lions. After defeating Rising Pune Supergiant, the team Gujarat faced two consecutive losses. Kings XI Punjab now have six points from seven games while Lions remain at the bottom with four points. The team Gujarat is picked up James Faulkner instead of Andrew Tye in the playing XI. [Full Article...]

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds Earlier, recounting the incident, one of the victims of the attack had said, "They (vigilante) beat us ruthlessly". According to the Police official, a FIR has been lodged in the matter and five of the attackers have been identified. He also talked to senior police officers and asked them to take the matter seriously. "They even beat our elders very badly". The family is part of a nomadic tr... [Full Article...]

Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi The three were admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre from where they were discharged after medical attention early Sunday. However, no complaint has been filed against the attackers, reports said. We were scared... they intercepted our tempo about 10 metres from Kalkaji temple. A few PFA members were also present at the spot, but they left without lodging a formal complaint. [Full Article...]

Security Dominates French Election After Shooting

Officials say the gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon on a police vehicle on the city's famous Champs-Elysees. Well-wishers paid their respects Saturday at the site of the shooting, which was adorned with flowers, candles and messages of solidarity for the slain police officer, Xavier Jugele. [Full Article...]

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks SESSIONS: I wasn't diminishing the judge or the island of Hawaii, that lovely place. Sen. Brian Schatz reminded Sessions that he voted as a senator to confirm Watson as a judge. Ahh, so this isn't actually related to the 50th state's constitutional power to adjudicate on executive authority. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm

North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm Pointing to Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan, Pence said , "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve", or the USA armed forces in the region. Mattis did not identify the type of missile but said it was not of intercontinental range, meaning it could not reach US territory. "My hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here... [Full Article...]

New 'Australian values' test planned for citizenship

Applicants, who are required to live in Australia for four years before applying, must also prove they've made an effort to integrate into the local community. Applicants will also have to answer questions to evaluate their commitment to "Australian values", and their alignment of values on topics such as gender equality, domestic violence, and religious freedom. [Full Article...]

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him Netanyahu warned against the dangers of standing by, and praised U.S. President Donald Trump's recent air strike on a Syrian army's air base in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed almost 90 civilians. On Monday morning, the Israeli government will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem where names of Holocaust victims will be recited and a two-minute siren will be hear... [Full Article...]

Special teams sink Sharks in Game 2 loss to Oilers

The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in game two of the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs at the Rogers Place. Karlsson's goal came at the 16:38 mark of overtime, as the Sharks erased a two-goal Edmonton first period lead to take a 1-0 series lead . [Full Article...]

Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain

Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain MA officials announced Thursday Hernandez's brain will be released to Boston University's CTE Center for further examination. By donating Hernandez's brain, his family could be seeking to find if he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma that has been found in about 100 former National Football League players. [Full Article...]

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves But at the meeting in Washington , US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that President Donald Trump "believes in reciprocal trade deals and reciprocal free trade". "This was a very strong consensus, and I think that is, I would say, a more positive or constructive way to address issues that at the end of the day have to do with free and also fair trade", he said. [Full Article...]


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