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Four-Alarm Queens Village Fire Claims Five

Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but online marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Two boys aged two and nine, a 14-year-old girl and two men aged 20 and 45 were trapped inside the house when the fire broke. Television news footage showed flames chewing through the roof of the two-story home and roaring in upstairs rooms of the house as smoke poured from it. Read More »

Egyptian-American activist Aya Hegazi returns to USA following Egypt court acquittal

On Sunday, the court acquitted the seven other defendants in the case after finding them not guilty of charges of human trafficking, kidnapping and the sexual exploitation and torture of children. "Hijazi brought the best of her American education and values to Egypt in an attempt to make the world a better place", Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Read More »

City Begins Removing Confederate Monuments

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It was removed overnight in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay. The city has refused to name the contractors who are carrying out the four removals as there have been multiple threats of violence and intimidation. Read More »

Trump commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Trump's speech commemorating the carnage of seven decades ago comes after some American Jewish groups and other critics of the president denounced two White House comments related to the Holocaust in the first three months of his White House tenure. Read More »

Anthony Thomas says daughter was not aware of search

The bearded Cummins - in an orange jail uniform - made his first federal court appearance Monday and was charged with taking a minor across state lines to have sex. He previously said he was approached by Cummins and Thomas while they were looking for the Black Bear Ranch commune. Thomas' father has told news media he believes his daughter was brainwashed. Read More »

President Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region. The JCPOA reduced economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for greater restrictions on its nuclear energy program. Trump did not give any additional details about Iran's adherence to the pact. Read More »

OSCE observer killed in Ukraine: Austrian FM

The decision on electricity "falls into the trend of Ukraine shutting off Luhansk and Donetsk, and Donetsk shutting off Ukraine and moving closer to Russian Federation", said Alexei Makarkin at the Moscow-based Center for Political Technologies. Read More »

Korea stages large-scale artillery drill

There was speculation that the North might carry out another nuclear or missile test . But the timing, as the United States increases its military presence in the area, allows North Korea to remind its opponents that it could cause crippling damage with conventional artillery to highly populated areas in South Korea . Read More »

Trump Caves On Border Wall

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They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the get-together, which was not originally meant to be on the record. If negotiations have slowed or stalled, Congress could pursue a short-term extension of existing spending levels to avoid a government shutdown, giving lawmakers more time to reach a deal. Read More »

Quels profils d'électeurs derrière chaque candidat — Présidentielle

François Fillon est arrivé troisième avec 20,01% des voix, devant Jean-Luc Mélenchon, à 19,58%. Regardez le projet qui est le mien, c'est celui qui défend le mieux la démocratie . "Le logiciel politique de la Ve République est cassé", écrit le quotidien. Alors que son parti continue à susciter un rejet net d'une majorité de la population dans les enquêtes d'opinion, Mme Le Pen a affirmé que " si les Français doivent avoir peur, c'est ni de moi ni de mon projet, c'est du projet et ... Read More »

Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise

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Speaking after the request was made Ahok's sister and lawyer Fifi Purnama said she "appreciated Muslim people" but that they were all "children of this nation". The tensions were sparked by a controversy surrounding Mr Purnama, who is accused of mocking a Koranic verse for which he is on trial for blasphemy. Read More »

North Korea Marks Military Anniversary With A Huge Artillery Drill

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The port call by the USS Michigan came as a US aircraft carrier strike group steamed toward Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo. The Michigan could be deployed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, off the Korean Peninsula, said Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center. Read More »

Former South Korean President Park Indicted on Bribery Charges

According to prosecutors, Park and Choi allegedly took about 30 billion won ($26 million) in bribes from Samsung in return for a government support for a smooth company leadership transition. The ousted leader is also accused of receiving tens of billions of dollars in bribes from Samsung chief Jay Y Lee in exchange for supporting his succession, prosecutors said in a statement. Read More »

Samantha Bee's Opposing White House Correspondents Dinner To Air On Twitter

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Twitter will also serve as a hub for exclusive content from the event, including an hour-long red carpet special hosted by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's team of correspondents beginning at 9 p.m. All proceeds from Bee's dinner will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists . "Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania". Read More »

10 arrested in probe of Paris attacks

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The operation was carried out within the framework of an investigation into the weapons used in the attack on January 7, 2015, when brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi shot and killed 12 people at the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Efe news reported. Read More »

S. Korea media worry Trump not consulting Seoul

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South Korea says a US nuclear-powered submarine has docked in the southern port of Busan, but it isn't expected to participate in joint naval exercises with South Korea. On the same day, a USA guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. South Korea's navy is planning to hold joint naval drills with US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson battle group, which has trained with Japanese destroyers in recent days, around the weekend. Read More »

Baroin "disponible" pour être Premier ministre — Législatives

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Le sénateur Les Républicains s'affirme "prêt", "si les Français veulent une alternance sans équivoque [.] et qu'ils veulent tourner la page d'Hollande et de Macron réunis". Interrogé pour savoir si à l'issue de ces élections, il se voyait à la tête du gouvernement, François Baroin a été très clair. Il a en revanche exclu d'appartenir à une coalition " sous quelque forme que ce soit ". Read More »

Valley lawmakers hope to avoid government shutdown

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In 2013 the group championed Republican efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act. Short-term funding measures, known as continuing resolutions and covering periods of days or weeks, have been used to avert shutdowns in the past. "I want to say that it's really good news that President Trump seems to be taking the wall off the table in the negotiations we're having on an appropriations bill this week", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Read More »

Arkansas prepares for first double execution in USA since 2000

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Monday. Lee was executed for killing his neighbor Debra Reese in 1993 by hitting her 36 times with a tire tool. The first three executions were canceled because of court decisions. The hours before Lee's execution were filled with appeals, even reaching the US Supreme Court, which issued a temporary stay as they reviewed his legal arguments on Thursday evening before voting 5 to 4 in favor of moving forward with the execution. Read More »

Safaricom rewards M-pesa subscribers following outage

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The company, in a statement said the Data, SMS, M-Pesa and Enterprise services will be available intermittently until the issue is fully resolved. "Our businesses suffered because our customers couldn't reach us", said Peter Njoroge, a taxi driver in downtown Nairobi. Read More »

Paul Finebaum: Warren Sapp is a 'complete loser' with 'no integrity'

Sapp said he didn't see Garrett take charge of enough games, calling him "lazy". Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is a man known for his dominating play on the field (his choices off the field are another story). Here's the thing on Garrett. Either way, the Browns have a gold mine in front of them if they make the correct decisions in the 2017 NFL Draft, because if there is a team that needs to be almost ideal with their early choices in this draft, it is the Browns. Read More »

Turkey arrests 803 people over failed coup

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Those detained would be taken to the capital Ankara, the sources added. Security sources said the operations targeted the network's structure in the police force, and most of those detained were police officers. But his critics see him as a leader bent on eroding modern Turkey's democracy and secular foundations. "In Turkey, there was an attempted coup with a goal of toppling the government and destroying the state", he told Reuters in an interview late on Tuesday. Read More »