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Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies

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Hundreds of people gathered outside Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool , where the youngster had been treated, on Saturday afternoon to release balloons in his memory. "Goodbye, little Alfie . We loved you", Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano tweeted Saturday. "For the third day now, there's been not one single problem with him", his father said outside the hospital on Thursday. Read More »

Armenian ruling party not to nominate candidate for PM

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The parliament's move to keep Sargsyan in power echoed a maneuver by Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago. Now Pashinian is aiming to take the job for himself. Arut Khachatryan, a 17-year-old high school student, said: "We are witnessing a decisive moment". "Otherwise this vote would not have any meaning". Read More »

Iran nuclear deal 'best way' to stop threat

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Trump has threatened to leave the deal, which was negotiated by the previous Obama Administration. They agreed to continue intensive cooperation on these issues. Coons added that he would also like to change the Iran deal to remove the sunset clause. Trump is expected to announce his decision by the May 12 deadline, whether or not he is imposing economic sanctions against Iran. Read More »

Hamas Accuses Ramallah Intelligence of PM Hamdallah Assassination Attempt

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Palestinians are taking part demonstrations dubbed the " Great March of Return " taking place until May 15 the date Palestinians mark as the "Naqba" or "Catastrophe" and which is also Israel's independence day. Israel's use of live fire has drawn worldwide criticism. Israel has repeatedly expressed concern over the possibility of a mass breach, in which Gazans would stream across with terrorists among them, wreaking havoc. Read More »

Pompeo blasts Iran as 'greatest sponsor of terror,' assures Israel, Saudis

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The deal , reached under the Obama administration, essentially lifted economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbing its nuclear weapons program. The officials, who were not authorized to preview Pompeo's discussions with the Saudi leadership and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Iran's long- and medium-range missile programs had to be countered as part of efforts to strengthen the Iran nuclear deal , from which President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw by mid-May. Read More »

Modi, Xi want quiet border, to guide armies on averting another Doklam

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Tensions also flared up a year ago on the Doklam Plateau on the border between China, India and Bhutan, with troops dispatched from both sides and facing off for months after China attempted to build a road there. "Both countries adhere to peaceful negotiation on boundary issues", he said. "With the current backlash against globalization, a heart-to-heart dialogue between the two leaders will promote free trade", read the op-ed. Read More »

Maoists killed in Bastar encounter

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The deceased include six women. The security forces did not suffer any casualty in the encounter, he said. State committee of Communist Party of India (Maoist) has called for a bandh on May 4 in protest against the killing of Maoists in "fake encounters" at Tadgaon in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and Vyupet in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Read More »

Colorado teacher who skipped walkouts shares his perspective

While money has been the primary issue, teachers also have pushed for systemic changes they insist are needed to protect public education. The unions ended Thursday's rally shortly thereafter. She said that budget cuts have stripped teachers of opportunities to supplement their incomes by working during enrichment programs or summer programs. Read More »

Supreme Court Stays Trial in Kathua Rape and Murder Case

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The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of the Kathua gangrape and murder case while hearing petition seeking transfer of the trial out of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and handing over the investigation of the gruesome case to the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ). Read More »

Trump Tower on fire in Khatain region of Baku

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The cause of the fire is being investigated. Minister of Emergency Situations, Colonel-General Kamaladdin Heydarov has arrived on the scene, local news website Fakxeber reported. The elder Mammadov was suspected by USA diplomats of laundering cash for Iran's army, in response to leaked diplomatic cables made accessible in 2010. Read More »

The Boston Connections To The New Museum On Racism In Alabama

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At the center is a grim cloister, a walkway with 800 weathered steel columns, all hanging from a roof. Some names are well known throughout history. "I think we're getting there, but we've still got a ways to go". And this is particularly hard in "the most punitive society on the planet". "When you come to the United States, the landscape is largely empty of any reckoning, any acknowledgement of the horrors of our history", Stevenson told JTA . Read More »

Chief Justice Misra says govt has right to reject appointments

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Malhotra. "This is interference in the judiciary, apart from, of course, rejecting names that the government doesn't find favorable", Former CJI Lodha said. "Disappointed that Justice K M Joseph's appointment is still on hold", he tweeted. The move was decried by the Congress , but Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said the Government was well within its jurisdiction to do so. Read More »

B&Q welcomes European Union ban on pesticides

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The new regulations will be adopted by the European Commission in the coming weeks and "become applicable by the end of this year". Bees and other insects are responsible for pollinating a whopping three-quarters of all crops, so are vital for food production. Read More »

Darvish rebounds as Cubs beat Brewers 3-2

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He exited with his team holding a 2-1 lead, but the Brewers tied the game in the top of the seventh. The four-time All-Star, signed to a six-year contract, entered with just one solid outing: He allowed one run over six innings at Milwaukee on April 7. Read More »

Seven pupils stabbed to death in revenge attack

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Police said the suspect is 28 years old and a former student of the school, the BBC reports. Videos and images posted online by witnesses showed bodies spread along alleyways. Attackers have also increasingly targeted schoolchildren. In January 2017, for example, 11 kindergarten students were wounded by a man with a kitchen knife . Read More »

Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. says she is an informant

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During an interview to be broadcast Friday by NBC News, she acknowledged that she was not merely a private lawyer but a source of information for a top Kremlin official, Yuri Y. But the e-mails, which were provided to RFE/RL, show her communicating with Sergei Bochkaryov, a top official in the office of Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika, about an official government response to a USA legal request. Read More »

Donald Trump to meet the Queen on United Kingdom visit in July

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What had once been planned as an official state visit was downgraded to a "working visit", and a possible trip around the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in London this February was also scrapped. And, prior to the 2016 U.S presidential election, Khan told British broadcasters that he hoped Hillary Clinton "trounces" Trump and said that he would be happy to educate Trump about Islam. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation must keep up momentum on Russian Federation

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The senior United States official said Germany spends only 1.24 per cent of its GDP on defence and plans only to increase this to 1.25 per cent by 2021. Relations with the latter are notably strained. In a closed door meeting, Pompeo and fellow foreign ministers of the military pact forged a consensus on the need for a response to "Russian aggression", a U.S. Read More »

NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders trade No. 10 to Arizona Cardinals

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I didn't try to put on a face. "I think he's the type of guy that believes in his thoughts and in his intelligence", Keim said. "All I wanted to do is get on a plane right then and go straight to Arizona and start working". He realizes he has an uphill battle in order to win that starting job - but it's a challenge the uber-confident Rosen welcomes with open arms. "I think they're seriously underrated", Rosen said. Read More »

Merkel has stored up trouble with Trump by allowing surplus to grow

Whereas Mr Trump has forged an improbable bromance with his French counterpart, his relationship with the German chancellor is more strained. That should be fine with Merkel, who has little to gain back home by being overly friendly with Trump, according to German political analyst Jan Techau. Read More »

White House confirms Trump has 'no plans to visit Ireland'

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At the time he claimed he ditched the trip because the United States had got a "bad deal" on the construction of the new building. Trump has frequently said he would not consider his presidency successful unless Apple builds manufacturing plants in the United States . Read More »

Pruitt says 'era of secret science' coming to end

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The plan by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt would prohibit what he and industry advocates call "secret science " - studies that make use of data that are kept confidential, often for privacy reasons. But ex-EPA officials say the practice is vital. Pruitt first announced his intention to make this change last month in an interview with the conservative news site the Daily Caller. Read More »

Pakistani court disqualifies foreign minister for hiding assets

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During the last hearing, the court inquired that how a person doing a full-time job could oversee a ministry in Pakistan. The court stated that Asif did not mention his foreign employment in his nomination papers. Earlier in the afternoon, Justice Athar Minallah while heading a three-member bench of the IHC disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the Parliament under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution. Read More »

At least 15 Injuries in Superior Explosion; Fire Still Active

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Authorities then ordered a mass evacuation affecting thousands of people. The incident took place around 10:06 am (1506 GMT) at the Husky Energy oil refinery in the city of Superior, local fire chief Steve Panger said in a statement. Scene stable. More information to come. "The really lucky part is that it happened during our break so all of our people were in blast shacks", Mathews said. Read More »

Kim Jong-un makes history, crosses border into South

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Just days before the summit, Kim said North Korea would suspend nuclear and long-range missile tests and dismantle its only known nuclear test site. The summit is the high point after months of improving relations between the two countries, which few would have predicted following years of rising tension. Read More »

Alfie Evans: father wants boy to go home following Rome rejection

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Alfie Evans' dad Tom has revealed that he and Alfie's mum will seek to bring the young boy home after they failed with a court bid to have him transferred to Italy for medical treatment. In a statement on behalf of himself and Alfie's mother, Kate James, Mr Evans said: " Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation ". Read More »