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Malala receives highest UN honor to promote girls education

Malala receives highest UN honor to promote girls education

During a designation ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres selected and honoured Yousafzai as the organisation's Messenger of Peace. She said fathers and brothers equally have a role in promoting girls' education. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma. Read More

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Says His Office Was Attacked, Set On Fire

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Says His Office Was Attacked, Set On Fire

After a recall referendum against Maduro was quashed last year and amid fears that next year's presidential election will not be fair, opposition supporters say they have no option but to take to the street. "These people do whatever they want". Capriles later said that there were no casualties and the fire was extinguished. There was no immediate response from the Maduro administration on the ban. Read More

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Susan Rice responsible for unmasking intercepts of Trump associates

Susan Rice responsible for unmasking intercepts of Trump associates

A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee told Fox News that the intelligence reports in which some of President Donald Trump's associates were "unmasked" contained detailed information about the associates' everyday lives. There is no evidence that Rice improperly requested that names be unmasked. Cooper said that Trump's remarks came off as tone deaf a day after scores of civilians were killed in a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Read More

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Tillerson on Syria: The first priority is the defeat of ISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin also sees the latest U.S. missile strikes on a military airfield in Syria as an attempt to distract from the mounting civilian casualties in Iraq, the Kremlin added. It killed at least 87 civilians, including 31 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor. Sadr, who commands a large following among the urban poor of Baghdad and the southern cities, is the first Iraqi Shi'ite political leader to urge Assad to step ... Read More

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NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Washington area

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service and emergency officials around 10:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 12. The tornado touched down at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southeast at 1:41 p.m., according to NWS, which also reports that a tornado hit Herdon, Virginia five minutes earlier. Read More

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North Korea test was a Scud missile

North Korea test was a Scud missile

A USA statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. "A Scud ER (extended range) flew about 60 kilometres before suffering an in-flight failure and crashing into the Sea of Japan", also known as the East Sea, the official said on condition of anonymity. Read More

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Trump Weighing Major Shakeup That Could Ax Priebus, Bannon

Trump Weighing Major Shakeup That Could Ax Priebus, Bannon

Of course, Trump is famously mercurial and could just as quickly decide to keep both men on board as dismiss them. Axios is also reporting that the possibilities for chief of staff include the following candidates: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Wayne Berman of Blackstone Group, David Urban of the Washington advisory firm American Continental Group, and Gary Cohn, Trump's economic adviser. Read More

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Mitt Romney Might Run For US Senate In Utah In 2018

Mitt Romney Might Run For US Senate In Utah In 2018

Romney last made a bid for government office in December 2016, when he was under consideration by then President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state. Romney continued, "But wait, you say, isn't he a huge business success that knows what he's talking about?" 70-year-old Romney had no publicly commented on the speculation, but an anonymous close friend believes that the former governor would be eager to enter the political arena again. Read More

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Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela

Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela

Opposition leaders reported a number of injuries and arrests of supporters caught in the fray with police and a rival protest by government sympathizers. The Venezuelan opposition accused Maduro's regime of preventing a peaceful protest from occurring. But that would anyway be symbolic only given they require the support of other institutions that are behind Maduro.The president says his foes are seeking a coup with the connivance of Washington and compliant foreign media. Read More

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Flood Watch issued for WNY

Flood Watch issued for WNY

In addition, the pressure gradient will probably keep winds on the brisk side even far away from any thunderstorms. We will keep track of any severe watches or warnings, including any possible local flood issues. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. High near 54. East wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. Highs on Saturday push close to 60° and by Sunday we could see readings close to 70°. Read More

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Pentagon Responds to Criticism Over Civilian Deaths in Mosul Blast

Pentagon Responds to Criticism Over Civilian Deaths in Mosul Blast

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres yesterday called for protection of civilians to be the "absolute priority" as he visited Iraq, where hundreds of thousands are caught up in the battle for Mosul . Col. Mohammad Shumari, head of civil forces working in the area, told CNN that 141 bodies had been removed from the location of the March 17 strike in the al-Resala district of Mosul's al-Jadidah neighborhood. Read More

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Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

Mr Trump signed two executive orders on Friday aimed at investigating possible abuses causing large United States trade deficits and stopping import duty evasion. It will be up to Trump to decide how and when to proceed, and he could also send the review back for further work, the official said . The President's warning comes days before he is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in south Florida. Read More

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Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

The speeches were not included in a form that Flynn signed electronically on February 11, which the White House also released. The Russia probe, which has been fed by Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping claims, escalated to new heights over the end of the past week, with Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn asking for an immunity deal in exchange for his testimony. Read More

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