Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126 - Observatory

The vehicle, which was filled with explosives, burst into flames within seconds, killing many civilians, aid workers and rebel soldiers. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. More than 5,000 people left Fuaa and Kafraya and about 2,20... More..

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China Warns of War as N. Korea Vows 'Merciless' Response to US

After dispatching the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula Trump told the Fox Business Network: "We are sending an armada". attack, though officials did de...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

May Surprises Britain with Early Elections Next June

She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying to thwart her plans fo...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rouhani calls for fact-finding committee to probe Syria chemical attack

President Hassan Rouhani earlier criticised his USA counterpart Donald Trump for the missiles fired early on Friday in response to the suspected chemical attack. Cavusoglu, whose country is a strong backer of t...More..

Australia to redesign visa program for skilled migrants
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Australia to redesign visa program for skilled migrants

It is not clear whether replacing the 457s with new two-year and four-year visa classes will fix other flaws in the old scheme. But, this is not just about jobs - although Turnbull would love you to remember ...More..

USA 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

USA 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov said that the disappointment was "mutual" and suggested that Tillerson's comments were made to gain "leverage" in upcoming US-Russia talks. "When you take your own path, this lead...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

May rejects calls for TV debates

British Prime Minister Theresa May has formally asked lawmakers to back her call for an early election. The Prime Minister, who performed a U-turn by calling for a vote on June 8, said an election would als...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

North Korea is 'getting the message': US Vice Prez Pence

Vice President Mike Pence said "all options are on the table" as North Korea continues to develop its nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs, during a speech Wednesday aboard the aircraft carrier USS ...More..

Erdogan Hints at Referendum on Turkey's EU Accession
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Erdogan Hints at Referendum on Turkey's EU Accession

On Sunday, the YSK suddenly announced that ballots that had not been verified as genuine by election officials would be allowed, which led to a protest by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), wh...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Australia, NZ step up nationalist rhetoric with visa curbs on skilled workers

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), which represents meat processors, said it was concerned that butchers and smallgoods operators would no longer be among the occupations for which temporary visas wou...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Controversial Arizona Death Penalty Protocol Draws Ire In Other States

The court may be even more reluctant to do so now with new Justice Neil Gorsuch on board, especially because Gorsuch could be thrust into the uncomfortable position of taking a decisive and public death penalty...More..

Missing Georgia child believed to be abducted, in extreme danger
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Missing Georgia child believed to be abducted, in extreme danger

He was seen taking Arasley from a location in Atlanta . The Atlanta Police Department along with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are asking for assistance in finding an Atlanta t...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

McMaster: North Korea "coming to a head"

Speaking with This Week host Martha Raddatz, Ambassador Christopher Hill , who served in both the Bush and the Clinton administrations, explained what he believes Trump's strategy is - if the president has one...More..

Lawyer says United apology was 'staged'
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lawyer says United apology was 'staged'

Three people got off the flight, but the fourth, Dao, said he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat patients on Monday. His daughter says the family was "horrified, shocked and sickened" to learn and s...More..

Bandai Namco Files 'Pac-Man Maker' Trademark
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bandai Namco Files 'Pac-Man Maker' Trademark

Bandai Namco has big plans for the future of Pac-Man and it looks like they might be tied to the story of another star of the video games industry, through Super Mario Maker . Bandai Namco appears to have trad...More..

Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium

Security has already been a strong campaign theme, and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen hardened her tone Tuesday on foreign extremists and border controls while centrist Emmanuel Macron called for national un...More..

Aleppo Evacuation Convoy Blast Killed 96 including 65 Children: New Toll
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aleppo Evacuation Convoy Blast Killed 96 including 65 Children: New Toll

The evacuation of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas resumed Wednesday, state media and activists said, days after a bombing killed more than 120 evacuees and delayed the widely criticized population...More..

What's next and what's at stake in United Kingdom election
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What's next and what's at stake in United Kingdom election

They campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU previous year and have fought for the country to remain in the European single market since the Brexit victory. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves But...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nikki Haley Condemns Persecution Of Gay Men In Chechnya

Cardin, the top Democrat on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pointed to reports by the Novaya Gazeta newspaper "that hundreds of LGBT persons, particularly gay men, have been detained and tort...More..

Turkey PM: Opposition Must Respect Referendum Results
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Turkey PM: Opposition Must Respect Referendum Results

Also, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe said earlier that the Turkish referendum took place on "an unlevel playing field". The two leaders also discussed Turkey's support of the U.S. ...More..

While Buhari praises Turkish referendum, European Union calls for
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

While Buhari praises Turkish referendum, European Union calls for "transparent investigations"

Unlike the Nigerian leader, the European Union on Tuesday called on Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" after worldwide observers criticised the fairness of the voting process during th...More..

Pakistan Army chief issues execution order of 30 militants
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pakistan Army chief issues execution order of 30 militants

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan itself is a victim of state-sponsored terrorism and strongly rejects allegations of employing proxies from its soil. The process of death sentence has been exp...More..

Korea to seek opportunities in Japan's infrastructure project
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Korea to seek opportunities in Japan's infrastructure project

But Tokyo may now attempt to salvage what's left of the deal with its remaining 11 members, signaling a U-turn from its previous stance. "We have a feeling that the 11-nation framework should be given weight"...More..

United Kingdom leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

United Kingdom leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

Parliament will vote at about 2pm on whether to call an election for June 8. The European Commission has said it wants the exit talks to be concluded by October 2018 at the latest and stressed in an initial ...More..

Georgia House race heads to runoff that's seen as referendum on Trump
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Georgia House race heads to runoff that's seen as referendum on Trump

Ossoff earned 48 percent of the vote in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District , followed by Handel just shy of 20 percent. Ahead of his tweets, Trump recorded an audio message for automated telephone calls...More..

OPEC, non-OPEC to meet on same day as group's May gathering
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

OPEC, non-OPEC to meet on same day as group's May gathering

While Canadian and Brazilian grades are consistently delivered to the refinery, West and North African grades have accounted for almost 60 percent of imports since the start of past year. Wang estimated crud...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Allies anxious by Trumps's changing views toward Russia, China

From two continents, Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the US was ready to work to...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Former FMSCI chairman Vijay Mallya arrested in London

The Indian Formula 1 tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested by British police on behalf of authorities in India who want to prosecute the businessman over accusations of unpaid loans worth more than a billion dolla...More..

Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said, the "President says he's still under audit", to a booing crowd. So he can keep this stalling up indefinitely. She rode a bus from New Jersey to New York City ...More..

Biloxi church holds annual Easter egg hunt
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Biloxi church holds annual Easter egg hunt

The actual Easter egg hunt occurred at 2 p.m. The eggs were filled with goodies or denoted a special prize to be collected later and were collected in short order by excited children. "For her to try and fight ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

White House decision on visitors logs will remain secured

Trump also took a moment to recognize his wife for her hard work in making their first Easter in the White House a special one. Press Secretary Sean Spicer posed for pictures beside the Easter Bunny on the Wh...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

If the Cannabis Act passes Parliament, Canada would become the second nation in the world, after Uruguay , to regulate a legal marijuana market. Although recreational marijuana use has been legalized in so...More..

United States ramps up pressure on Russian Federation over Syrian conflict
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

United States ramps up pressure on Russian Federation over Syrian conflict

The strikes were in reaction to what Washington says was a poison gas attack by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Russian Federation ha...More..

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in

Another special election is coming up in Montana next month. Trump tweeted Wednesday: "Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia". In a major triumph for the Democratic Party, Jon Ossoff finish...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

North Korea to deliver 'ruthless blow' if provoked by U.S., says envoy

The head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force General John Hyten, told a Senate panel this week that "although North Korea is not an existential threat", it's "the most unsafe and unpredictable actor in t...More..