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April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online Hundreds of thousands of viewers have watched the 15-year-old April since then, and more than a million people witnessed the birth on the livestream. April has her own website and even an apparel line. Patch blamed the false reports on animal rights activist groups that are opposed to keeping animals in captivity. [Full Article...]

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers

Planned Parenthood alone serves 2.5 million . The rule stipulated health providers offering those services would receive the funds regardless of whether they also perform abortions. Last year, 87 percent of the visits were for preventative health care services, Richards said. To move the measure through Congress, Republicans turned again to the Congressional Review Act - a once-obscure 1996... [Full Article...]

Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester 1-0 in first leg

And manager Craig Shakespeare claimed his side were undone by referee Jonas Eriksson as he believed Griezmann was fouled outside the area. I told the referee he got the decision wrong. "It's fantastic to play in them and we're really looking forward to it". " Koke sent one onto the post, but in the end our goal came from a penalty". [Full Article...]

Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Comments: 'I Screwed Up'

Spicer reiterated that sentiment at yesterday's forum. Johnson also said it was a " great shame " that the United Kingdom was unable to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons, as the House of Commons had scuppered a proposal for British involvement. [Full Article...]

Iran's Ahmadinejad Will Run For Presidency, Flouting Ayatollah's Advice

Ahmadinejad had previously insisted he would not run after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a year ago that his candidacy would have a "polarizing" effect on the nation, and instead backed his ex-deputy Hamid Baghaie. Conservatives believe Rouhani is vulnerable because the economy remains weak despite the deal he made to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of most global san... [Full Article...]

U.S. Urges China to Open Trade After Sparing It Manipulator Tag

U.S. Urges China to Open Trade After Sparing It Manipulator Tag After a friendly meeting in Florida with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, Trump changed his mind and told the The Wall Street Journal in an April 12 interview that "they're not currency manipulators". Treasury is committed to aggressively and vigilantly monitoring and combating unfair currency practices, it added. China was labeled a currency manipulator between 1992 and 1994. [Full Article...]

Markey: Democrats will Restore 60-Vote Threshold for Supreme Court

A smiling Trump stood behind his nominee. Justice Samuel Alito says that when he took over as the court's rookie from Justice Stephen Breyer in 2006, after Breyer had been the court's junior member for more than a decade, Breyer still leapt up the first time someone interrupted the justices' private conference with a knock. [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull, Narendra Modi sign six agreements

India and Australia on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in combating worldwide terrorism and transnational organised crime - an "overarching security understanding" expected to allow links between law enforcement, border and intelligence agencies of both nations to grow to combat security threats. [Full Article...]

North Korea celebrated its founder's birthday with an extravagant military display

The US military said the launch took place at 10.21pm United Kingdom time (5.51am local time) but the missile "blew up nearly immediately". According to ABC News, a USA official says the missile exploded just after launch . "We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier", said President Donald Trump to Fox Business Network on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson cancels landmark Russian Federation visit after Syria chemical weapons attack

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also had planned to visit Russian Federation this coming week, but decided Saturday to cancel the trip because of the fast moving events in Syria. Russia's failures to rid Syria of weapons stockpiles "has led to the killing of more children and innocents", he said. The chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday triggered a US missile attack two days later... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation particularly discussing the situation in Syria, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He said the visit - the first to Moscow by a senior Trump administration official - offered an opportunity to clarify the chances of cooperation "above all on the formation of a... [Full Article...]

Lasso blasts Ecuador presidential vote result as 'illegitimate'

Lasso blasts Ecuador presidential vote result as 'illegitimate' A Lasso defeat would likely come as a relief for Julian Assange. Moreno, who vows to govern in the interest of all Ecuadorians, expressed gratitude for messages from worldwide leaders congratulating him on his victory. The group refrained from saying which candidate was leading until the electoral authorities made their pronouncement. As of Tuesday evening, results appeared to have been announ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations condemnation of Syria attack

It resulted in at least 80 dead, including women and children. Could Syria have launched the chemical weapons attack with Russia's advance knowledge? "Right now they don't". He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack. And he suggested that possible war crimes charges could be levied against the Syrian leader. [Full Article...]

Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March

Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March The president's birthday wishes included economic progress, particularly among black South Africans; an end to racism; and citizens working with law enforcement to fight crime. Tens of thousands of people gathered in the South African capital of Pretoria to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday. The party is accused of shielding corrupt leaders and being divided along factions. [Full Article...]

N. Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder

A huge truck carrying the missile-shaped objective rolled through the main square of the capital in front of leader Kim Jong-un and other top officials of the communist regime, showed TV footage. "It's not the DPRK but the USA and Trump that makes trouble". The country has handed a lengthy prison sentence to an American tourist, and been accused by South Korea of sneaking across the border in 20... [Full Article...]

North Korea Displays Ballistic Missiles, Vows In-Kind Response if US Attacks

North Korea Displays Ballistic Missiles, Vows In-Kind Response if US Attacks The rogue state is still technically at war with South Korea, a USA ally that has about 28,000 American forces stationed on bases that are largely within a few hundred miles of the shared Korean border. It seems that Pyongyang got the message; the regime even provided a public response to the increased pressure, calling the U.S. "reckless" and Donald Trump " vicious ". [Full Article...]

North Korea celebrates 'Day of the Sun' with defiant show of might

A rocket-themed float makes its way through Kim Il-Sung square during a mass rally marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. North Korea , still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce but not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political... [Full Article...]

AFP interview: Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication

The Khan Sheikhun incident prompted the first direct U.S. military action against Assad's government since the war began, with 59 cruise missiles hitting the Shayrat airbase three days after the suspected chemical attack. He didn't just point a finger at rebels - he suggested it was "not clear" if the attack happened at all or was entirely manufactured. "You have a lot of fake videos now", he ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack In Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that OPCW inspectors should visit both the Syrian air base, which the US said served as a platform for the attack, and Khan Sheikhoun to get a full and objective picture. Mr Lavrov called on the USA not to repeat the air strikes, which he said were part of efforts to oust Mr Assad that will not succeed. Most reports on U.S. [Full Article...]

Diplomats can't agree on what Trump will do next in Syria

Trump said the attack was in response to "the Syrian government's recent chemical attack in Idlib province". The Syrian forces resumed flight operations at the airbase that was hit by the USA on Friday, an opposition group said. More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with a crackdown by Assad against antigovernment protesters. [Full Article...]


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