• Guangdong KTV fire kills 18, injures 5, arsonist escaped
Guangdong KTV fire kills 18, injures 5, arsonist escaped

State broadcaster CCTV said the suspect got into an argument, then used a motorcycle to block the building's door and lit the fire . The Qingyuan police said five people were injured. China suffers frequent deadly fires and industrial accidents, often blamed on negligence. In 2015 a nursing home fire that killed 38 people sparked an overh...

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  • Italy grants citizenship to terminally-ill British toddler
Italy grants citizenship to terminally-ill British toddler

Debate surrounding the case flared up when in February the court ruled that Alder Hey Children's Hospital could legally stop treatment for Alfie against his parent's wishes. I encourage everyone now to stand together for Alfie". He said in a tweet on Monday: "Moved by the prayers and huge solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal t...

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  • Syrian government jets pound militants in Damascus suburb
Syrian government jets pound militants in Damascus suburb

The town of Douma was at the time under rebel control and facing a ferocious government air and ground assault. The U.S., France, and Britain blamed the Syrian government for the attack, and struck suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities one week later.

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  • On Windrush, Amber Rudd has given a masterclass in blame-dodging
On Windrush, Amber Rudd has given a masterclass in blame-dodging

Both Amber Rudd and Theresa May have said sorry for the Windrush scandal - yet neither of them seems to think that they're to blame for it. And Labour's David Lammy, a leading campaigner for justice for the Windrush families, said they were being offered something which was already their right.

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  • Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot at game
Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot at game

What should have been a joyous moment for Ea Lla Koto, who were headed to their first cup final since 1999, instead turned bitterly violent as a pitch invasion by disgruntled and disillusioned Chiefs fans was followed by mass rioting, vandalism and, most shockingly, the savage assaults of security personnel, one of whom reportedly succumbed to her ...

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  • Houthi political chief killed in Saudi air raids
Houthi political chief killed in Saudi air raids

Guterres said in a statement that the attacks killed at least 50 civilians, including children, and injured many others. Rescue teams said the wedding was being held in the Houthi-controlled Bani Qais area of Hajjah province, north of Sanaa .

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  • New EU-Mexico trade agreement to benefit agricultural exports
New EU-Mexico trade agreement to benefit agricultural exports

In return, Mexico will enjoy liberalised access for its fruits and vegetables, orange juice and agave syrup, among other products. The EU and Mexico have reached an initial agreement on a new free trade deal. Mexico has thus entered a list that includes Canada, Japan and Singapore, Juncker recalled. "We now open a new chapter in our long and fr...

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  • Flight Records Disprove Trump's Claim About 'Pee Tape' Weekend Whereabouts
Flight Records Disprove Trump's Claim About 'Pee Tape' Weekend Whereabouts

Neither Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, nor the White House press office responded to emails requesting comment. President Trump said one thing, but his flight records said another. Trump's Miss Universe pageant has posed multiple problems for the president. The next day, Saturday, Nov. 9, Facebook posts showed Trump at the Ritz during the day...

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  • Congress to move Supreme Court as Venkaiah Naidu rejects CJI impeachment
Congress to move Supreme Court as Venkaiah Naidu rejects CJI impeachment

In a rebuttal to the order, Sibal said, "The motion has to be dealt with by the Chairman not in his judicial or quasi-judicial capacity: he has to see whether the motion is in order or not". Quoting Arun Jaitley's speech from August 2011 on the impeachment of J Sen, where he had said, "Judges no longer live in ivory towers". About the controversy...

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  • Charges Filed Against Mom In Car Fire Involving Kids
Charges Filed Against Mom In Car Fire Involving Kids

Last night in downtown Houston , a woman pulled up to a carwash and began revving her engine. A mother accused of setting a auto on fire with her three daughters inside was taken into custody Sunday night, Houston police said. According to deputies, she tripped and fell and ran briefly before the deputy constable took her into custody. The m...

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  • Armenian PM resigns; here's what led to the surprise move
Armenian PM resigns; here's what led to the surprise move

Pashinyan, who was arrested yesterday and released today shortly after Sargsyan's resignation, returned to Republic Square, the epicenter of nearly two weeks of protest rallies, to thunderous ovation and applause by the thousands gather there.

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  • G-7 Ministers Must Make Case to Keep Iran Deal, Johnson Says
G-7 Ministers Must Make Case to Keep Iran Deal, Johnson Says

Russia's defense ministry said it had proof that the United Kingdom was involved in staging the chemical attack in Duma to justify intervention. Sullivan opted instead to highlight the North Korea nuclear crisis in his closing summit remarks, following Pompeo's secret mission to the Hermit Kingdom two weeks ago to pave the way for a Trump meeting...

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  • Russia Plays Cat and Mouse With Telegram
Russia Plays Cat and Mouse With Telegram

Many sites and services faced failures after Roskomnadzor began to block the Telegram messenger out of refuse to pass encryption keys for users' correspondence to the FSB. The RKN has blocked close to 18m IP addresses in Russian Federation in an effort to ban Telegram, which has been hopping between addresses once RKN revokes access.

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  • Mattis optimistic about North Korea after stunning nuclear announcement
Mattis optimistic about North Korea after stunning nuclear announcement

He added that he's looking forward to his upcoming summit with Kim. That North Korea has stubbornly sought nuclear weapons and missile technology for the last couple of decades is largely a outcome of the United States' equally stubborn refusal to give in on the issues of a peace treaty and a security guarantee.

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  • George HW Bush hospitalised day after wife's funeral
George HW Bush hospitalised day after wife's funeral

His wife of 73 years, Barbara , died last week . A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. After her death, Bush said of her: "We have faith she is in heaven and we know that life will go on, as she would have it".

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  • Cuomo proposes ban on plastic grocery bags
Cuomo proposes ban on plastic grocery bags

Cuomo promised to form a task force to study the plastic-bag issue, which is usually a recipe for doing nothing. New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags each year. "I view it as lacking", Nixon said of Cuomo's record. At the time, Cuomo cited the regressiveness of the tax, though embarrassing Mayor Bill de Blasio may have been reas...

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  • Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say
Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

Canada has only rarely been the scene of terror attacks. Videos and pictures taken after the incident showed a white van from the rental company Ryder sitting on the side of the road. Some of them were covered in orange tarps. Based on witness accounts, the actions in the incident "definitely looked deliberate", he added . A former Canadian...

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  • Treasury will mull easing sanctions on Russian aluminum producer
Treasury will mull easing sanctions on Russian aluminum producer

The Treasury Department said the United States could provide sanctions relief if Deripaska ceded control of the company. It said it would not impose secondary sanctions on non-U.S. French sources said initial feedback had been "constructive". "Mnuchin's statement about the de-listing signals that this is more than just getting an extra few mo...

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  • Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state — WASHINGTON |The Latest
Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state — WASHINGTON |The Latest

In a statement reacting to Monday's vote, Jamal Abdi, executive director of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Action, said, "The Senate may have just blown its last chance to stop Trump from exiting the Iran deal and the catastrophe that will follow".

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  • Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat
Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat

Siddaramaiah has been representing Varuna constituency in Mysuru . Siddaramiah will be filling his nomination from Badami constituency on April 24 . He said "circumstances" have forced the Karnataka chief minister to contest from two constituencies. While the party high command has effected changes in 6 constituencies as part of its exercise to ...

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