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Author: 0 Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala

In the spiritual sense, Easter is symbolic of sacrifice, self-less service, optimism, hope, renewal and rebirth as new person in you. I think people realize the sacredness of this day. "And things around us that are difficult and hard and then just individual stories in individual lives", Spirits of Formation Pastor at Living Baptist Church, David Head said.

Global Media Turkey's electoral board confirms Erdogan's victory in contested referendum
Author: 0 Turkey's electoral board confirms Erdogan's victory in contested referendum

The new system would scrap the role of prime minister and concentrate power in the hands of the president, placing all state bureaucracy under his control. Polls will close at 4pm (13:00 GMT) in the east and 5pm (14:00 GMT) elsewhere. He said official results were expected in 11-12 days. "The president will serve the country bearing in mind one nation, one flag, one state.The referendum is over and the debate prior to that is over".

Author: 0 France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

But "beneath her slick presentation, Le Pen's message is vicious", the Last Week Tonight host explained . The organizers of the march, Anti-fascist Action Paris-Banlieue, accuse Le Pen's party, the National Front, of the " normalization and amplification of the state of emergency, racism and Islamophobia ".

Author: 0 Britain 'concerned' by North Korea missile test

With the US Navy deployed near the Korean Peninsula, and experts speculating that Pyongyang was preparing another nuclear test, the tensions have been rising in recent days. "However, North Korea has a habit of showing off new concepts in parades before they ever test or launch them", she said. The ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government.

Author: 0 Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

China warned that a war on the Korean Peninsula would have devastating consequences as the U.S. threatened military retaliation against North Korea if it proceeds with a nuclear test this weekend. A South Korean defense official said the action took place in Sinpo, a port city in eastern North Korea. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch.

Global Media Shark kills teen girl surfing with father
Author: 0 Shark kills teen girl surfing with father

She was taken from the water and transported to Esperance Hospital , where she was listed as critical. Surfers have been advised to avoid the area for the next 48 hours and Wylie Bay Beach has been closed until further notice. The area in which the teen and her father had been surfing is known for the presence of great white sharks. In recent decades, Australia has suffered an average of less than two deadly shark attacks per year.

Author: 0 Trump signs bill to let states redirect funds away from abortion clinics

It's the latest Obama-era regulation that Trump's overturned. Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, which supports Democratic female candidate for public office who support abortion, said the bill is another example of politicians chipping away at women's rights and making it harder for the less fortunate to get health care.

Global Media Abe says pressure must be exerted on NKorea
Author: 0 Abe says pressure must be exerted on NKorea

Pence's remarks at an Easter Service with American troops based in South Korea came after North Korea launched a missile off its east coast. U.S. national security advisor HR McMaster has said the "problem is coming to a head", with discussions taking place with China to resolve the issue.

Global Media Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator
Author: 0 Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

However, it put China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Switzerland on its Monitoring List, saying their foreign exchange policies bear close monitoring. "But this is also thought to be a part of a barter, namely the USA wants China to take tougher actions against North Korea in exchange", he said. One way to look at the USA trade deficit is that Americans were able to consume $502 billion worth of goods and services in 2016 for which they did not need to deliver, in exchange, $502 ...

Global Media Turkish referendum: Erdogan with advantage
Author: 0 Turkish referendum: Erdogan with advantage

Erdogan branded officials in the two nations as Nazis for not allowing his ministers to campaign for the expatriate vote there. More than 55 million people in the country were registered to vote, while another 1.3 million Turks cast ballots overseas.

Global Media SC to hear Sahara-SEBI refund case
Author: 0 SC to hear Sahara-SEBI refund case

One global real estate company, M.G. Capital holdings, had told the apex court three-judge bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, to purchase the London-based New York Plaza hotel, as the company wanted to purchase Sahara stake in that hotel.

Author: 0 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Full Trailer And Release Date Shoots Out

Now, we finally have more details on what this new game will encompass. "By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side". During the ongoing Star Wars Celebration convention today, the first trailer for developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts' first-person shooter sequel Star Wars Battlefront II was unveiled.

Global Media Turks celebrate 'Yes' win in historic referendum
Author: 0 Turks celebrate 'Yes' win in historic referendum

Supporters of the "yes" vote and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrate in Ankara , on Sunday night. Sigmar Gabriel and Angela Merkel. After claiming victory in a referendum that greatly expands his powers, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly hinted that the time has come for Turkey to consider reinstating the death penalty.

Global Media Japan says it must remain on alert over N. Korea
Author: 0 Japan says it must remain on alert over N. Korea

Kim Jong-un reviews the parade featuring new long-range missiles . South Korea's official Yonhap News Agency said Seoul's national security chief would convene the National Security Council later Sunday to assess the situation. Trump , who has proved to be unpredictable on foreign policy, has responded to the recent concerns over North Korea with a swagger that suggests a new, tougher stance.

Author: 0 Russian Federation says U.S. strikes in Syria 'play into extremists' hands'

Today, Russia's Foreign Ministry criticised a decision by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to cancel a visit to Moscow later this month, saying it showed a lack of understanding of events in Syria . "So, really, now what happens depends on how everyone responds to what happened in Syria , and make sure that we start moving towards a political solution, and we start finding peace in that area".

Author: 0 Boris Johnson 'dismayed' by Russia's UN Syria veto

The United States has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for a chemical weapons attack on his people that left dozens dead. More than 80 people were killed in what the USA has described as a nerve gas attack that Syrian president Bashar Assad's forces undoubtedly carried out.

Author: 0 In Georgia, an early referendum on Trump's presidency

Julian Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration, is campaigning for the Democratic frontrunner in a special election in Georgia. Jon Ossoff's opponents are engaged in a lot of negative campaigning, but that doesn't change the final equation that is putting Ossoff at the top of this race.

Author: 0 Death toll in Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack reaches 126

In comments on Sunday, Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud said the U.S. and the West's inaction to the bloody terrorist attack signifies their fake concern for the security and lives of Syrian people. Residents from the two villages had been evacuated Friday, along with more than 2,000 from Madaya, an opposition-held town outside of Damascus besieged by government forces.

Global Media Attack suspect denied residency in Sweden
Author: 0 Attack suspect denied residency in Sweden

The Swedish police say three of the four truck attack victims have been identified but none have been named. The man has been formally accused "of terrorist offenses by murder" and is expected to appear at a pre-trial custody hearing before midday Tuesday, by which time he must be charged, or freed.

Global Media Malappuram bypoll: IUML's PK Kunhalikutty wins by over 1.5 lakh votes
Author: 0 Malappuram bypoll: IUML's PK Kunhalikutty wins by over 1.5 lakh votes

Apr. 17 (ANI): The counting of votes polled in the April 12 Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll in Kerala is now underway amid tight security. On the other hand CPI (M) candidate M B Faisal came in second, while BJP's Sree Prakash came in third. A former minister, Kunhalikutty is a member of the state assembly from Vengara constituency. Malappuram district is the citadel of the IUML and Ahamed won the 2014 polls with a record margin of 1.94 lakh votes.

Author: 0 South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters racists

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula put the number of marchers at around 60 000 countrywide. About 30,000 protesters marched in Johannesburg, Pretoria and other big metropolitan areas. Zuma was forced to reimburse some state money after the constitutional Court ruled against him previous year in a dispute over millions of dollars spent on his private home.

Global Media Former Afghan President: Massive US bomb was an 'atrocity'
Author: 0 Former Afghan President: Massive US bomb was an 'atrocity'

Karzai also lashed out at the Afghan government for supporting the United States attack, and said, "The use of this bomb is not acceptable at all and by carrying out such awful and violent operations against the Afghan people the U.S. Trump called the operation a "very, very successful mission" but Karzai had harsh words for the new US leader. When asked how it came about, Trump said, "What I do is I authorize my military" to take action they deem necessary.

Author: 0 New Zealand begins clean up after avoiding worst of Cyclone Cook

Flights across the country have been delayed or cancelled, with Air New Zealand suspending its operations from Tauranga Airport on the North Island. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice for Brits heading to New Zealand.

Author: 0 Expenses probe: French prosecutors seek to lift Le Pen's immunity

After Brexit and Trump's election, populism seems to be at a fever pitch worldwide, but that trend will be tested by this election. National Front leader Le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron are the favorites in the presidential race.

Global Media Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term
Author: 0 Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

In 2016, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Raisi as head of the Imam Reza charity foundation, which owns a large business conglomerate and endowments in Iran. Also on Friday Ebrahim Raisi , a hard-line cleric close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had earlier announced plans to run promising to fight poverty and corruption, registered to run in the presidential elections.

Global Media Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS
Author: 0 Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS

Alongside its ritual ballistic missile tests, North Korea has conducted nuclear tests on five occasions, two of which in 2016. That won't change anytime soon. He added that "there's an global consensus now - including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership - that this is a situation that just can't continue".

Global Media Manchester United offer number one scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Chelsea clash
Author: 0 Manchester United offer number one scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Chelsea clash

Manchester United blew the Premier League title race wide open after beating leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford to cut the gap at the top of the table to just four points. United captain Rooney isn't even in the squad and nor is Anthony Martial. After initially having a cross blocked by David Luiz, Young dispossessed N'Golo Kante at the corner of Chelsea's box before being challenged by Zouma.

Author: 0 Surprise attack sees Iraqi forces advance near key Mosul mosque

An investigation was launched to determine what type of gas was used. The Russian Defense Ministry also said that Damascus did not use chemical weapons since the Assad government destroyed these armaments under a deal brokered by Moscow and Washington in 2013.

Global Media Rouhani Enters Iran Election Race Focused on His Economic Record
Author: 0 Rouhani Enters Iran Election Race Focused on His Economic Record

Thank you! Your submission has been received! Eight women have registered, even though no woman has ever been approved previously.... The May 19 polls are widely seen as a referendum on the landmark 2015 nuclear deal for the Islamic republic to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of crippling worldwide sanctions, and are expected to be a battle between reformists and hardliners.

Global Media Zarif calls USA bombing of Syria unacceptable
Author: 0 Zarif calls USA bombing of Syria unacceptable

In his interview, Mr Putin doubled down on Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Mr Assad's government was to blame for the gas attack last week and adding a new theory that the attack may have been faked by Mr Assad's enemies.

Global Media Rolling Plains Church Holds Worship, Easter Egg Hunt
Author: 0 Rolling Plains Church Holds Worship, Easter Egg Hunt

Soupateria offers the special sit down dinners on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter. Shayln Sheppard, 10, said Easter is important to her because she gets to celebrate Jesus' resurrection and have fun during the holiday. After collecting a bunch of candy, Abraham made a decision to trade his goods with other children in hopes of getting more Jolly Ranchers. "We have somewhere around 20,000 eggs we put out this year, and they'll be picked up in about seven minutes", ...

Author: 0 North Korea threat 'can't go on'

The US, its allies and China are working together on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test, Trump's national security adviser said on Sunday , citing what he called an worldwide consensus to act. The North Korean missile "blew up nearly immediately" after its test launch on Sunday, the US Pacific Command said. Pence travelled from Seoul in a Blackhawk military helicopter to Camp Bonifas, a defence compound near the DMZ named after one of two USA ...

Author: 0 French voters disappointed, undecided days before vote

But it's far-right candidate Marine Le Pen Oliver is most anxious about. Voter surveys show that, should he reach the second round, Melenchon could win against Fillon or Le Pen. The first round of French election is set to take place on April 23, while the run-off is scheduled for May 7. Marine Le Pen is now in first place in the polls for the first round of the French elections vote but is still trailing heavily in all the potential second round run-offs.

Author: 0 Hundreds march against far-right French presidential hopeful

Opinion polls show one in three voters still undecided about whom to back after a campaign characterised by scandals and upsets. Le Pen is highly critical of the European Union. In a previous poll published by Ipsos France, Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron were on 25 per cent in the first round, comfortably ahead of of Mr Fillon, in third place, who was expected to receive 17.5 per cent.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's son-in-law beats USA secretary of state to Iraq

Dunford's spokesman, Capt. Greg Hicks , said in a statement Monday morning that the chairman had arrived in Iraq for meetings with Iraqi, American and coalition officials - along with Kushner. During the presidential campaign, Trump offhandedly mused that Kushner could finally solve the problems between Israel and Palestine. Mr. Kushner's presence during this week's trip, a rarity for senior White House officials outside national security circles, could indicate that Mr.

Author: 0 Islamic State ouster clears way for football comeback in Iraq's Mosul

Battles against jihadists are now ongoing in the more densely-populated western half of the city, with Iraqi officials claiming that more than half of western Mosul has been retaken from the terrorist group. Several thousand more ISIS fighters were thought to remain in west Mosul . He declined to discuss any involvement of the coalition in the explosion but said Islamic State was "very creative in exploiting the human element" by using hospitals, schools, churches, homes and mosques as ...

Global Media Abu Sayyaf leader with RM4.4mil bounty intends to surrender
Author: 0 Abu Sayyaf leader with RM4.4mil bounty intends to surrender

BEHEADED. The Abu Sayyaf Group beheaded a Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017. "They have no place in our civilized society", Año said. A spokesman for the Armed Forces, Brig. Sahiron has been associated with the Abu Sayyaf group from a long time and has been a part of numerous abductions. ISIL-linked Abu Sayyaf terrorists have beheaded one of their Filipino kidnap victims in the troubled southern province of Sulu, a military official said Sunday.

Author: 0 Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law

Obama signed the bill into law after 12 states tried to strip funding from Planned Parenthood. "Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue", said Dannenfelser. Title X has existed since 1970 and it allocates money to family planning services for low income women - including those provided by Planned Parenthood.

Author: 0 Appearance of Trump helicopter at Mar-a-Lago raises questions

Bush spent any days golfing during the first dozen weeks of their administrations, while President Bill Clinton only spent three days on a golf course. Counting two extended stays at Mar-a-Lago while he was president-elect, Trump's visits have cost local taxpayers about $3.7 million - mainly to pay overtime for Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies who assist the Secret Service with security for the president.

Author: 0 North Korea 'Day of Sun' Brings Missile Display but No Nukes

Speculation had run rampant with the recent saber-rattling between the USA and North Korea, that a defiant Kim Jong-un would try a launch. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch. US officials say the Trump administration's emphasis will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. The vice president is on trip to South Korea, the first stop on his Asia visit.

Global Media North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says
Author: 0 North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

The U.S. last week acted unilaterally in ordering a cruise missile strike on Syria and has sent what Trump called an "armada" to the waters off the Korean Peninsula. "It's best to just ignore this guy and to deter him from ever using these weapons or selling them and to build our defenses", he said. President Donald Trump has suggested the USA will take a tougher stance against North Korea, and Washington has deployed a Navy aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean ...

Global Media WPI inflation for textiles rises 0.2% in March 2017
Author: 0 WPI inflation for textiles rises 0.2% in March 2017

The index for textiles sub-group rose by 0.2 per cent to 142.9 in March from 142.6 in February 2017 due to higher price of tyre cord fabric (5 per cent) and man-made fibre (1 per cent). Moreover, the continued appreciation of the INR relative to the US$ would dampen the landed cost of imports. Inflation in milk was 3.23%, while cereals and wheat inflation stood 4.97% and 4.65% respectively.

Author: 0 Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

The Palm Sunday bombings killed 45 people and were claimed by the Islamic State group. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had pledged to hunt down the perpetrators of Sunday's attacks as he visited Coptic Pope Tawadros II on Thursday and officials offered 100,000 Egyptian pounds (Dh20,207) for leads on the whereabouts of members of the terrorist cell involved.

Author: 0 Russian Federation won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe

Defense Secretary James Mattis is promising that despite growing tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, the relationship will not "spiral out of control". More than 80 people were killed in what the U.S. has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad's forces undoubtedly carried out. When Lavrov and Tillerson met, the two exchanged their ideas on their vision for a future Syria and found it looks pretty similar - the differences are on how to get there, a State Department official ...