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Sebastian Vettel makes dream start in Bahrain practice

Sebastian Vettel makes dream start in Bahrain practice Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his auto during the first practice session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, April 14, 2017. He was back on track only minutes later and the issue, yet to be diagnosed by Ferrari, did not rear its head again. Carlos Sainz was the only driver to stop on track during... [Full Article...]

At least 16 dead as vehicle bombing hits Syrian evacuees: Monitor

At least 16 dead as vehicle bombing hits Syrian evacuees: Monitor Syrian state TV said an unknown number of people had been killed and wounded. At least 80 buses left Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province in the northwest, an Agence France-Presse correspondent in rebel-held territory said. The population transfer deal has been criticized by opponents as forced displacement and was not overseen by the United Nations. Many people felt that they had been forced to... [Full Article...]

Haley: 'We Think' Regime Change Is Likely To Happen In Syria

Haley: 'We Think' Regime Change Is Likely To Happen In Syria While Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, described regime change in Syria as a US priority and inevitable, Tillerson suggested that last week's American airstrikes in retaliation for the chemical attack hadn't really changed USA priorities toward ousting Assad. [Full Article...]

Is Steve Bannon's White House career dead?

Is Steve Bannon's White House career dead? Despite what you see in the above photo, that is not a description of Bannon's physical appearance, but rather a reaction to Trump's own printed words about his chief strategist. But now, Bannon is reportedly on the outs , and Trump has flip-flopped on NATO, Chinese currency manipulation and the Federal Reserve. The sad truth is that removing Bannon because of an ongoing fight between him a... [Full Article...]

Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

Images posted by the outlets showed bodies lying next to charred buses with their windows blown out, and flaming vehicles belching out thick black smoke. Earlier on Saturday, at the transit point where the buses from al-Foua and Kefraya were waiting, one resident said he was not yet sure where he would live. [Full Article...]

Russia Blocks The UN From Investigating Syrian Chemical Attack

A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow believes that an global probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria should include experts from Brazil, India, Iran and other nations. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov insisted Friday that inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should visit both the Syrian air base, which the USA said had served as a platform for t... [Full Article...]

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

Even though the administration has indicated that military option is among the options under review, there are many signs that North Korea is not Syria - as military action against the former carries far greater risks. "North Korea showed off nuclear and missile capabilities through the parade". China has been particularly vocal in warning both sides to remain calm. [Full Article...]

Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

A war monitor put the death toll at 24 in the area controlled by opposition fighters. State TV al-Ikhbariya said the attack was the result of a auto bomb carrying food aid to be delivered to the evacuees in the rebel-held area - ostensibly crisps for the children - and accused rebel groups of carrying it out. [Full Article...]

At least 25 dead after heavy rains, flash floods in northwest Iran

At least 25 dead after heavy rains, flash floods in northwest Iran The Tehran Times news site reported that the flood had also triggered a landslide. Authorities say at least 20 others are missing in East Azarbaijan province. Other affected provinces are West Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Kordestan. Search and rescue operations were underway, he said. So far, some 1,100 have received relief services, 77 provided with emergency accommodation, and 6 transferred to... [Full Article...]

April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience The news service adds that the zoo plans on a naming contest. The proud father, a five-year-old named Oliver , watched from an adjacent pen. Petting zoo owner Jordan Patch took to Facebook to congratulate the mum and thank all of the people who supported the giraffe. [Full Article...]

Tax Day protests demand Trump release tax returns

Tax March organizers say marches are planned Saturday in about 150 cities, including Washington, D.C., where theirs will begin with a rally at the U.S. Democratic lawmakers gave organizers a shout-out before heading home for their longest break since Trump took the oath of office on January 20. The Tax March website says the goal of the march is to demand that President Trump release his ... [Full Article...]

Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch

Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch According to data released by Turkey's election organisation body, the Supreme Election Board (YSK), more than 55 million people out of the country's almost 80 million population are eligible to vote. Hundreds of news outlets and non-governmental organizations have been shut down. Ties with Europe are at their nadir, and Erdogan's much-maligned Syria policy is shaped mostly by domestic conce... [Full Article...]

Freese drives in two as Pirates hold off Cubs

He pitched six frames last Sunday against the Braves, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision. Willson Contreras grounded out to end the first threat, and Pirates closer Tony Watson got Ben Zobrist on a game-ending grounder for his third save. [Full Article...]

World's oldest person Emma Morano dead at 117

Dr Carlo Bava told The Associated Press that Morano's caretaker had called him to say she had stopped breathing in the afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania, a town on Italy's Lake Maggiore. "She forgets nothing", Yamile Vergara, her nurse for over 40 years, said at the time. "'Either you agree to marry me or I will kill you'", Morano said, recalling his proposal. [Full Article...]

South Africa Court to Decide on Secret No-Confidence Ballot on Zuma

Tens of thousands of South Africans donned bright colors and marched to his official residence in central Pretoria , singing and dancing as they made their way through the streets. Experts say that outcome is unlikely, but the ANC's longer-term prospects appear to be dimming as Zuma's popularity declines. Cape Town - Civil organisation Save SA has criticised President Jacob Zuma's statement... [Full Article...]

Trump Doesn't Care That American-led Airstrike Kills 18 Syrian Allies

Trump Doesn't Care That American-led Airstrike Kills 18 Syrian Allies The strike had been requested by "partnered forces" in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, who had identified the target location as an Islamic State fighting position. This week's strike is the worst confirmed friendly-fire incident since the USA began operations against ISIS in 2014. "Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists", Assad ... [Full Article...]

Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence'

Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence' The warrant, secured under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), means the FBI convinced a federal judge that there was probable cause to believe that Page was acting as an "agent of a foreign power "-in this case, Russia". All requests for a FISA warrant must be approved by a FISA court judge, but do not have to show evidence of a crime. Those who served on the campaign's foreign poli... [Full Article...]

Fallon blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

Fallon blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack The ministry said it also showed once more that there was little to gain from talking to Britain, which it said had no real influence over world affairs. "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians". The missiles targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, officials said. [Full Article...]

Jackson-Butts County Library celebrates Easter with egg hunt

The Zanesfield United Methodist Church offers the festivities Friday, with registration starting at 7:30 p.m. and the hunt with 1,100 eggs stuffed with candy and toys at 8 p.m.in the back field behind the 2880 Main St. UPCO Park - 10 a.m., 40th and Adams streets. As part of the centre's Easter eggstravaganza, parents and their children also had the chance to take part in Easter crafts and have ... [Full Article...]

Syria's Bashar Assad: Chemical Weapons Attack Is '100 Percent Fabrication'

The United States' top diplomat is in Moscow meeting with top officials there including President Vladimir Putin. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", he said at a news conference alongside Lavrov. [Full Article...]


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