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Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands

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The subdivision includes about 800 homes, fire officials said . That fire, which sparked Thursday afternoon and is 10-percent contained, is threatening homes. Jim Karels, director of Florida Forest Service, said the fires had been experienced earlier than normally expected. Since then, a few other smaller fires have started and been brought under control. Read More »

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

The Saudi stock index, last at 6,899 points, faces technical resistance at the April peak of 7,107 points. Prince Khalid, the new ambassador in Washington, is a fighter pilot who has trained in the U.S. Minister of Civil Service Khaled Al-Araj was removed from his post and Essam Bin Saeed will be in charge of the ministry, according to the report. Late a year ago, the Arab News reported that Araj was under investigation by the kingdom's anti-corruption commission for the alleged ... Read More »

Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sissi as he stepped off the plane in the capital Riyadh and hosted him for lunch, the official Saudi Press Agency said. The US provides logistical and intelligence support for that Saudi-led coalition. Prince Khaled will be replacing Prince Abdullah Al Saud, who served in the post for just 18 months. Read More »

HC rejected AAP's plea to use VVPAT EVMs in MCD polls

While the Delhi BJP did not officially cite any reason behind cancelling the rally, top sources said Shah chose to opt out at the last moment. The Election Commission maintains that EVMs can't be tampered with. "If there is a need for such an alliance in the country, all the good people should come forward (to join hands)", the Delhi Chief Minister told PTI . Read More »

Woman Charged With Human Smuggling At US-Canada Border

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Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday in a statement that around the time Mounties intercepted Omoruyi and the nine passengers, their own agents apprehended two Canadian citizens and a Nigerian citizen on the North Dakota side of the border between the North Portal and Northgate ports of entry. Read More »

Married man sends hijack hoax email to avoid trip with girlfriend

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Later, realising that he will land in trouble if the woman went to airport with the fake ticket, he rushed to an internet centre at SR Nagar and created a fake email ID, through which he wrote to the Mumbai Police Commissioner of overhearing a group of men discussing a plan to hijack planes. Read More »

DeMarre Carroll does not impress in game 3

The Memphis Grizzlies struck back for their first win in the series against Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs. However, Giannis had three more turnovers and shot just 9/24 from the field in game two after having just one turnover and shooting 72 percent in game one. Read More »

Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To US

President Donald Trump on Friday (April 21) welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month. And even by Egyptian law, it was illegal for her to be held for trial for more than two years. Trump dispatched a USA government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington . Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's family, medical examiner's office tussle over ex-NFL player's brain

Hernandez's family had promised to turn his brain over to Boston University's CTE Center after his death, Reutersreported Thursday. Those affected are possibly more susceptible to committing suicide, doctors have found. He spoke out by saying: "It is our opinion that they are withholding Aaron Hernandez's brain illegally". The change in Hernandez's legal status could force the Patriots to pay his family US$3.25 million (S$4.5 million) in signing-bonus money they have withheld in the wake ... Read More »

Operation to reclaim Mosul displaces almost half a million

They were some of the around 400,000 people still in western Mosul where Iraqi military forces are trying to dislodge IS from the Old City. The Iraqi army said Sunday 2900 ISIS members were killed over the past few days in Western Mosul as US-backed operations continue to clear the remaining districts of the region from militants. Read More »

ACC Announces Return of League Championships to North Carolina After HB2 Repeal

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I also want to acknowledge and thank the sports committees that reviewed these exceptional bids and made the selections based on providing the best possible experience for our student-athletes, coaches and spectators", said Comstock. Cincinnati also will host first- and second-round action, marking the first time in 30 years the tournament will have been staged there. - The ACC on Wednesday outlined the terms under which college sports championships would return to competition in North ... Read More »

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

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Speaking to US and Japanese troops on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier Wednesday, he called North Korea the most urgent and risky threat to the peace and security of the Asia-Pacific region. Some economists have criticized the Trump administration's focus on trade deficits as a way of viewing US economic ties with the rest of the world. Read More »

Massive iceberg draws tourists to tiny Canadian town

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Canada's CBC News said that over the Easter weekend , the Southern Shore highway near the town was blocked with traffic as photographers pulled up to snap pictures. John's, an hour's drive away, he said. The International Ice Patrol said 648 icebergs have been seen in the trans-Atlantic shipping lanes as of this week. Read More »

US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

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Since Donald Trump took office, North Korea has launched at least eight ballistic missiles, and there is evidence that the North is preparing for a sixth nuclear test; however, there is no clear indication as to when the next test may occur. Read More »

ISIS Wants Alliance With Al-Qaeda, Says Iraqi Vice President

The war between ISIS militants and Iraqi forces is taking a heavy toll on several hundred thousand civilians trapped inside the city, with severely malnourished babies reaching hospitals in government-held areas. The Islamic State, which made territorial gains in Mosul and parts of northern Iraq, has more recently been pushed out of much of the region under pressure from an worldwide coalition that includes the United States. Read More »

North Korea surprises with display of new missiles

A TV screen shows file footage of North Korea's ballistic missiles, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Sunday's launch comes a day after the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff did not provide details of the launch, and it was not immediately clear what type of missile was sacked. Pence's remarks at an Easter Service with American troops based in South Korea came after North Korea launched a ... Read More »

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Barghouti is serving a life sentence over his role in the violent second Palestinian intifada. An Israel Prisons Service spokesman said some 1,100 inmates at eight jails had joined the strike.nearly 6,500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons, said Qadoura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club that advocates on behalf of the inmates. Read More »

Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany

The Treasury also warned that it will scrutinize China's trade and currency practices very closely and called for faster opening of China's economy to United States goods and services and a shift away from exports to more domestic consumption. Read More »

Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

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Damascus and Moscow claim the toxic gas that killed dozens of civilians in a rebel-held Syrian town on April 4 was released when government bombs struck a rebel-controlled chemical weapons depot - an assertion that Western governments reject. Read More »

Tusk, May to maintain regular contact during Brexit negotiations

That is apparently what European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to do when it comes to the upcoming Brexit talks. It was the first time the two had met since May triggered the Article 50 process last week, setting in motion Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) through an official letter delivered to Tusk on Britain's decision to leave the bloc. Read More »

Chinese foreign minister: No winners if Korea war breaks out

According to the resolution at that time, Israel had the right to statehood, Palestine also had the right to statehood. Wang further noted the urgency of restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which remain stalled in the face of Israel's continued construction of illegal settlements and a USA administration seemingly hell-bent on entrenching the most extreme of Israel's apartheid policies . Read More »

Taiwan bans eating dog and cat meat

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Reactions to the latest law were mixed, with some islanders deeming it unfair that only cats and dogs had been chosen to enjoy better protection. On Tuesday, the country's parliament passed amendments to its Animal Protection Act , which will also prohibit those using a auto or motorbike from pulling their pets along on a leash, The Guardian reports. Read More »

Unseasonably Warm through Easter

You might say what about the other side of the equation? We could still see some sunshine both days, but you should still be prepared for any rain that may come by the afternoon. Morning clouds gave way to plenty of afternoon sunshine across most of the Arklatex today. Thursday will be our driest day with no rain expected. Read More »

N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

As a US Navy strike group headed toward the Korean Peninsula, Tillerson said China agrees that action is necessary to address North Korea's nuclear arsenal, following last week's meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping . Read More »

GOP member of House Intelligence Committee claims 'unmasked' reports were detailed

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Further, there is absolutely no evidence that Rice engaged in criminal activity by leaking names of the Trump officials she requested to unmask. According to Eli Lake of Bloomberg, Rice "requested the identities of U.S. Trump. It's the policy. When anyone's name appears unless there's an intelligence value to it, the name has to be blacked out and masked. The list reportedly revealed the names of individuals tightly-affiliated with Trump, including the names of people related to Trump. Read More »