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Author: 0 Death toll rises in Syria chemical attack

Ambassador to the U.N. Matthew Rycroft told reporters outside the Security Council. At least 72 people, among them 20 children, were killed in the strike on Khan Sheikhun, and dozens more were left gasping for air, convulsing, and foaming at the mouth, doctors said.

Author: 0 Asian shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Since his inauguration, the rogue North Korean dictatorship has already conducted five provocative missile tests and, apparently, assassinated the dictator's half-brother in Malaysia. Washington, Seoul and others call the North's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program. South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to worldwide peace, while Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said ...

Author: 0 'What's your plan?' United Kingdom to Russian Federation over gas attack

Trump did not go into detail about what any U.S. response to the atrocity would be - and he has previously opposed deeper U.S. military involvement in Syria's civil war. Russian Federation defended its ally Damascus on Wednesday in the face of an worldwide outcry over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians, saying a Syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse".

Author: 0 Haley: If UN won't act on Syria, 'we may'

In August 2013, the Syrian government killed scores of citizens in a sarin gas attack near Damascus. Syrian chemical weapons attacks continued after the deal. "When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action", Haley said, without elaborating.

Global Media More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide
Author: 0 More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

People with no religious affiliation are set to shrink as a proportion of the world's population as a result of their declining birthrate and growing numbers of Muslims and Christians. While Christianity is growing in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world, Christians are generally older and are dying at a faster rate than Muslims - particularly in Europe, the study's authors conclude.

Global Media Farm loan waiver on top of Yogi cabinet's agenda today
Author: 0 Farm loan waiver on top of Yogi cabinet's agenda today

Asserting that affordable health care facilities should be available to everyone, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said his government aims to significantly improve medical system in the state. It once again warned the policemen from harassing couples. The state government would consider applications for licences for slaughterhouses, Singh added.

Author: 0 ISIL second-in-command reportedly killed in air strike

Earlier, the UNAMI said a total of 6,878 civilians were killed and 12,388 wounded in 2016, adding that the figures did not include the civilian casualty figures for Anbar Province for the months of May, July, August and December. The numbers are expected to rise after the Pentagon's review of the March 17 airstrike in support of Iraqi Security Forces' advance on the city of Mosul, the website noted.

Global Media U.S. chief strategist Bannon removed from National Security Council
Author: 0 U.S. chief strategist Bannon removed from National Security Council

Steve Bannon, the controversial senior counselor to President Trump, was removed from his role with the National Security Council, according to a senior administration official. Trump's overhaul of the NSC, confirmed by a White House official, also elevated General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence who heads all 17 United States intelligence agencies.

Global Media Spain won't block Scottish EU membership
Author: 0 Spain won't block Scottish EU membership

Ahead of the last referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, warned that a victory for the Scottish National Party could destabilize other European Union countries. Scotland's rate of growth is about a third of Britain's, at less than one per cent a year, and its budget deficit is twice that of Britain's. The Scottish Conservatives have questioned Ms Sturgeon's priorities, saying she should "get back to the day job".

Author: 0 My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed

Security Council fails to act. But he wouldn't say what action the USA might take in response. Following a 2013 chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1400 people outside of Damascus which a USA government intelligence assessment concluded likely used a nerve agent, the Obama administration threatened retaliation but ultimately called off planned airstrikes after Assad agreed to turn over the majority of his chemical weapons arsenal to the Organization for the Prohibition of ...

Author: 0 Syria chemical attack 'crosses a lot of lines'

Speaking on the same issue, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said "all the evidence" he had seen so far suggested it was Bashar Assad's regime who did it "in the full knowledge that they were using illegal weapons in a barbaric attack on their own people".

Global Media Death toll in yesterday's St Petersburg bombing rises to 14
Author: 0 Death toll in yesterday's St Petersburg bombing rises to 14

More than a day since a deadly blast rocked a train auto in the St. Petersburg Metro, investigators have established and reported on some of the details pertaining to the apparent terrorist attack. The driver appeared in front of reporters on Tuesday looking exhausted but not visibly shaken by the events of the previous day. "They are looking at known groups and the prime suspect at the moment is likely to be ISIL as they have threatened Russian Federation since its involvement in the ...

Author: 0 At UN, Trump administration assails Russian Federation for protecting Assad

But Feras, the doctor who witnessed the aftermath of the attack, says the mood on the ground in some parts of Syria is frustration that the worldwide community is not holding the Syrian regime to account for its atrocities. Earlier in the day, Trump had left the door open to new action in Syria in his first on-camera comments in response to a deadly suspected chemical attack in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Russian Federation claims Syrian airstrike targetted chemical weapons factory

Tuesday's reports came on the eve of a major worldwide meeting in Brussels on the future of Syria and the region, to be hosted by the EU's High Representative Federica Mogherini. "I think all of the deaths in Syria are incredibly tragic", Hersman said. "This is clearly a war crime and I call on the Security Council members who have previously used their vetoes to defend the indefensible to change their course", he told reporters in NY.

Author: 0 U.S. Trade Gap Narrows to $43.6B in February

More recently, Trump has proposed putting pressure on China to deal with North Korea. So if Trump can't convince Xi he's on the brink of war with North Korea and muscle some concessions out of him, he's looking at about a one month window where he can act unilaterally, before possible responses go from bad to worse.

Global Media Shelby County Sheriff: wanted man and missing Tennessee teen spotted
Author: 0 Shelby County Sheriff: wanted man and missing Tennessee teen spotted

Late Thursday, after receiving information from a tip, investigators obtained surveillance images from a Walmart in Oklahoma City from the afternoon of March 15, showing Tad Cummins and Thomas shopping at the store. The following day authorities issued an AMBER Alert for them in Tennessee and Alabama. But Thomas was reportedly seen in Cummins' classroom again on February 3.

Author: 0 Millions in Southeast at risk of high winds, tornadoes and large hail

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins urged residents to be aware of flooded roadways and high winds that could topple utility lines. "You could go from no tornadoes to a dozen two hours later across the southeast". The National Weather Service says scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop later this morning across southeast Georgia, and by midday across southeast SC.

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly's Advertisers Are Now Fleeing

In total, five women have said they were paid either by O'Reilly or Fox News to settle harassment allegations, The Times reports , agreeing not to pursue legal action or publicly discuss the incidents. O'Reilly were "disturbing". Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing Dr. Walsh said, "I've been doing sexual harassment cases for 30 years". But in the wake of the Times report about O'Reilly and the settlements, some companies have announced they are pulling their ads from "The ...

Global Media Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: Clearing skies, warm, and windy
Author: 0 Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: Clearing skies, warm, and windy

Clouds will be clearing by lunchtime from west to east and rain chances will drop out of the forecast as we are looking at sunny skies this afternoon with high temperatures near 77 degrees. It will be windy again Thursday with highs in the low 70s. Highs are projected to be in the mid-60s. Tonight: We will be seeing mostly cloudy skies with some sprinkles around the area.

Global Media Man beaten by cow vigilantes in Alwar dies of injuries
Author: 0 Man beaten by cow vigilantes in Alwar dies of injuries

According to police, 10 persons have been arrested in the case. "I told them I had all the documents but they pulled us out of the vehicle and beat us up". While the incident was widely reported on Tuesday, a video of it has emerged on Wednesday showing a group of men beating a Muslim man, and vandalising a truck carrying cows.

Author: 0 Trump defends Bill O'Reilly: 'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

O'Reilly, in a statement posted on his website on Saturday, said he had been unfairly targeted because of his prominence. Trump has been accused by no fewer than 13 women of either harassing or assaulting them, and during the campaign threatened to sue all of them for defamation.

Global Media Watch Man Try To Kidnap Baby In Stroller at Dunkin' Donuts: Cops
Author: 0 Watch Man Try To Kidnap Baby In Stroller at Dunkin' Donuts: Cops

As they stood in line, the man seen here stood up, walked over to the stroller, and bent down. Before touching the child, the man shouted, "That's my baby", the witness said . "Even without the parents" cooperation, we would verbally review this with the district attorney's office. 'But I tell you, it would be very hard because it's not uncommon that people approach people with children and say, "oh, what a cute kid".

Global Media Play suspended at Masters Par 3 Contest
Author: 0 Play suspended at Masters Par 3 Contest

The Australian had won his previous two events. Despite playing just 17 times on the PGA Tour since, Rahm already posted a win, two second-place finishes and nine top 10s, and has climbed to No. After a wedge shot from the drop area suffered the same fate, Bubba sent his fifth shot into the back bunker, then proceeded to blade his next attempt over the green and back into the water.

Author: 0 Leicester still not safe from relegation - Shakespeare

The Foxes continued to look unsafe on the break as Stoke pushed forward, and Mahrez dragged a shot wide in the 80th minute which should have put the game to bed. "The first result was always going to be important in terms of confidence and players feeling good about themselves again", he told Sky Sports. "He's fine", said Shakespeare.

Global Media SC basketball coach's championship journey started in 1999
Author: 0 SC basketball coach's championship journey started in 1999

She added: "I'm one that thinks basketball is a place of utopia and fairness". It's South Carolina's first ever NCAA women's basketball championship . That's a pretty strong group of sports heroes who have the same places in common from opposite directions. And, I was so happy that she won because she gave so much as a player.

Author: 0 Islamic State says US 'being run by an idiot'

Troops and Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary fighters retook the city in April 2015, but IS has since managed to mount occasional attacks there. United States and Iraqi officials are preparing for smaller battles after the city is recaptured and expect the group to go underground to fight as a traditional insurgency.

Global Media EU legislators tell UK on Brexit: no parallel talks
Author: 0 EU legislators tell UK on Brexit: no parallel talks

Britain wants to strike a sweeping free-trade agreement with the bloc, but Prime Minister Theresa May says leaving without a deal would be better than accepting a bad settlement. The guidelines, which Weber calls " red lines ", reinforce the draft guidelines unveiled last Friday by EU President Donald Tusk, who represents the member states.

Global Media London Attacker Had Worked in, Visited Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 London Attacker Had Worked in, Visited Saudi Arabia

But they reflected the widening effort to piece together a portrait of the 52-year-old suspect - from his upbringing around England, to his years of small-time crime and his emergence as Khalid Masood, the name he adopted along with other aliases.

Author: 0 EU's Tusk says Greece, lenders close to concluding bailout review

Without the bailout payment, Greece would struggle to make a debt payment in July, raising anew the prospect of default. "But despite the impressive fiscal results, some of our creditors appear unrepentant", Tsipras told a news conference after meeting EU Council President Donald Tusk, who is visiting Athens .

Author: 0 Syria Chemical Attack 'Crossed A Lot Of Lines For Me'

And Trump is expected to face questions about it during an afternoon news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II. Earlier, President Donald Trump denounced the attack as a "heinous" act that "cannot be ignored by the civilized world". The World Health Organization said victims seemed to show symptoms consistent with nerve agent exposure. A flurry of activity across the USA government signaled fresh urgency on the Syria crisis.

Author: 0 North Korean Defector: Kim Jong Un Would Launch Nuclear Weapons First Strike

The three men then made their way to a black van waiting for them at the airport in Beijing, which presumably took them to the North Korean embassy. "Kim Jong-un is a man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination" and that "the final and the real solution to the North Korean nuclear issue is to eliminate Kim Jong-un from the post", Thae said .

Global Media White House to reveal financial information of top staff
Author: 0 White House to reveal financial information of top staff

While as President Donald Trump is exempt from conflict of interest laws, his daughter and son-in-law aren't as fortunate. All told, the value is more than $1 million, but not by much. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, received more than $1 million in income from the Breitbart website and an array of other conservative media projects he was involved with before joining the president's campaign.

Author: 0 Canada to legalise recreational marijuana by mid

But things seem to look positive with this first step taken by the liberal government to legalize marijuana. Marijuana legislation will follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former Health Minister Anne McLellan as well as the advice of former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who is the parliamentary secretary to the justice minister.

Author: 0 Work on smaller successes on health care issue

While this is the most public forum for Trump's attempts to alter the ACA , the administration has previously pulled advertising for the last two weeks of open enrollment on Obamacare's insurance exchanges, which contributed to a decline in sign-ups .

Author: 0 Homeland Security chief says border will still be needed

Making it more unsafe and more costly to illegally cross into the United States. Trump's multibillion-dollar plan promises potentially big profits but also risks inviting a backlash from people who oppose the project. The prototypes are preliminary steps for a project that will face deep resistance in Congress and beyond. Another $2.6 billion for planning and building a wall has been requested in the 2018 budget, he said.

Author: 0 Russian investigators confirm metro bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov

Petersburg. "Before we thought that this would not come to Saint Petersburg , now our city is under threat ", she said. A spokesman for the Kyrgyz GKNB security service identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995, but provided no other details.

Author: 0 Russia hopes Tillerson's visit will lead to improved ties

Tillerson and Lavrov met for the first time in February at the G-20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Germany, during Tillerson's first trip overseas as secretary of state. "This is his first visit to our country as the top diplomat of the Donald Trump administration", the ministry said. Tillerson will sit down on April 12 with "other Russian officials", as well, to "discuss Ukraine, counterterrorism, bilateral relations and other issues" including North Korea and Syria, the State Department ...

Global Media NSW flood victim tells of trauma, damage
Author: 0 NSW flood victim tells of trauma, damage

The SES gave Lismore residents the all-clear to return to homes and businesses in the town's CBD, north and south on Sunday afternoon. About 9.30am on Saturday a new evacuation order was issued for Cabbage Tree Island, downstream from the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers.

Author: 0 Rand Paul 'Very Optimistic' About Repealing Obamacare After Golfing with Trump

More than nine in 10 registered voters in a recent poll said that health insurance companies should include coverage for emergency medical care. The shift also comes after a number of polls have showed increasing popularity for the law, as well as the failure of the Republican Party to pass their repeal and replacement bill - the American Health Care Act - through the House.

Global Media Steve Bannon removed from US National Security Council
Author: 0 Steve Bannon removed from US National Security Council

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert's role was already downgraded. The new memo also restores the director of national intelligence and the Joint Chiefs chairman to the principals committee. A senior White House official said on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) that Bannon was initially placed on the national security council after Trump's inauguration as a measure to ensure implementation of the president's vision, including efforts to downsize and streamline operations at the NSC.

Author: 0 Investigators Identify Suspect in Russian Metro Bomb

He was an ethnic Uzbek and naturalised Russian citizen, who had remained in St Petersburg to work in a sushi restaurant after his parents returned to Kyrgyzstan, according to a spokesman for the Kyrgyz government's Committee for National Security.

Global Media JNU, Jadavpur among country's top varsities
Author: 0 JNU, Jadavpur among country's top varsities

Last year, the Bangalore institution was placed at the top and IIM Ahmedabad was second. The other Goa-based institutions which found mention in the ranking list include - Goa Institute of Management (37th in Management Institution Category), Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Quepem (53rd in the College Category) and Goa College of Pharmacy (30th in Pharmacy Category).

Global Media PCB may rope in Misbah for directorial role post retirement, hints Shaharyar
Author: 0 PCB may rope in Misbah for directorial role post retirement, hints Shaharyar

Shadab snatched three wickets in the opening T20 in Barbados and followed up with four in the second in Trinidad, in two Man-of-the-Match performances that helped Pakistan take a 2-0 lead in the series. West Indies head coach Stuart Law has revealed that all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was dropped from the ODI squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan so that he can work on his fitness and bowling.

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