Bashar al-Assad: Chemical Attack Is '100 Percent' Fabrication

The Syrian army meanwhile said hundreds of Islamic State fighters as well as civilians were killed when a USA -led coalition airstrike hit a militant position in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour. Assad even cast doubt on whether the victims were actually dead. Before Friday's airstrike, President Trump said the attack on children had had "a big impact" on him. [Full Article...]

Leicester captain Morgan 50/50 for Atletico return

Leicester captain Morgan 50/50 for Atletico return Diego Simeone intends to "squeeze the maximum" out of Atletico Madrid in the closing stages of the season. For all of Atletico's dominance, they hold the slenderest of leads courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's contentious first half penalty, awarded for a foul on the Frenchman by Marc Albrighton, despite replays showing the initial contact was outside the box. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation responsible for Syria chemical attack, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says

Russian Federation responsible for Syria chemical attack, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says The statements come hours after Nikki Haley , the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that Washington could not see peace in Syria while Assad remained in power. The Syrian foreign minister denied the government's involvement in the Idlib incident, saying it had never nor would it ever use chemical weapons on either civilians or terrorists operating in the country. [Full Article...]

BC party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration

BC party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration In Vancouver, the median rate was $1,661. Lorraine Brett, who is running in New Westminster for the B. C. Liberals, said her party will continue to work with the mayors and support the 10 year plan. "Housing affordability is a critical issue in the Okanagan, a critical issue in the Lower Mainland". Clark attacked the NDP on what she called their lack of financial planning. [Full Article...]

Protesters march to press Trump to release tax returns

In Washington, several thousand protesters of all ages gathered in front of the Capitol building housing Congress, holding up signs such as "What is he hiding?" and "Real men pay their taxes". Sarah Holliger from Findley, Ohio, blows bubbles during a Tax Day demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, April 15, 2017 , calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. [Full Article...]

Don't be complacent, BJP yet to reach peak: Amit Shah to partymen

The PM is expected to arrive here at 3:30 pm on Saturday and go to the Raj Bhavan in a carcade of 200 vehicles. The only other leader visible in the posters is Shah. "The BJP will attain its peak when BJP will have Chief Ministers in all the states and it has members everywhere - from panchayats to Parliament", Shah added, according to Prasad. [Full Article...]

Millions watch as April the giraffe gives birth at New York zoo

The family is rounded out by a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver , the newborn's father. The live stream lasted just under two hours, with April giving birth at 9:54 a.m. The public fascination with April's unborn calf blossomed when the zoo began providing a live YouTube stream in February. They also note that the reason April was in her indoor stall for much of February and March was becaus... [Full Article...]

'Ashamed & embarrassed': United Airlines CEO Munoz won't quit over passenger furor

'Ashamed & embarrassed': United Airlines CEO Munoz won't quit over passenger furor United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz says a forceful removal of a passenger will never happen on his airline again. "We can't do that". Munoz also discussed altering the policies that offer compensation to entice volunteers to leave overbooked flights after seating to "allow for a little bit more common sense". [Full Article...]

Normalcy returns to Kashmir as separatists call off shutdown

Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India's disputed Kashmir region, an official said. The former Chief Minister said EC is well within its powers to postpone or countermand Anantnag bypoll but if so, Mehbooba Mufti must resign and Governor should take the charge. [Full Article...]

Facebook highlights its fight against "Fake News" in print ars_ab.settitle(1076847)

Facebook highlights its fight against Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said a year ago she doesn't "think" the spread of fake news on her social media platform helped Donald Trump win the presidential election. Facebook has ramped up its campaign to take down so-called "fake news", that some believe may have impacted the U.S. election. In April, the German cabinet approved proposed new laws to force social networks to play a greater r... [Full Article...]

Pakistan student killed over 'blasphemy' on university campus

Pakistan student killed over 'blasphemy' on university campus A First Information Report (FIR) was registered by police on Friday against members of a lynch mob that brutally assaulted two university students ─ killing one and injuring another ─ over alleged blasphemy in Mardan a day earlier. The police, when alerted, reached the varsity and rescued Abdullah, after which the mob set its sights on Khan, who was in the hostel at the time, an eyewitness told ... [Full Article...]

U.S. 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

Officials in Kabul said it destroyed multiple ISIS ammunition caches. A local resident living around two kilometers (1.5 miles) from the blast told CNN he heard an "extremely loud boom that smashed the windows of our house". "Nor have there been any reports of civilian casualties". It is north of Tora Bora, the complex network of caves from where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden gave U.S. [Full Article...]

Police Fire Georgia Officer For Kicking Handcuffed Man

Gwinnett County police said in an emailed statement Thursday, April 13, 2017 , that Bongiovanni was sacked after a new video surfaced showing him hitting a man in the face. "What happened last night involving the officer last night was embarrassing to the Gwinnett County Police and other law enforcement". Ayers said when Bongiovanni was asked about the discrepancies in his account and the new... [Full Article...]

French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity

French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity Le Pen said Friday on Francetvinfo that she's unsurprised by the request, calling it "the normal procedure". Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen pulled all the stops to stem her slide in the polls , saying she's willing to be "crucified" for her stance on absolving France for the wartime deportation of Jews, and pledging to protect the country from Islamic fundamentalists. [Full Article...]

'Conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea: China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Thursday that the North Korean issue can not be resolved with military force, and stated China's opposition to war or upheaval on the Korean Peninsula. He also took a dig at the United States President Donald Trump for "making trouble" for posting aggressive tweets. China would also play an important role in any military effort against North Korea. [Full Article...]

Mesut Ozil: Contract talks can wait

Earlier in the season it was claimed that both Sanchez and Ozil are seeking parity with the Premier League's best-paid players before committing to the Gunners. "I think there is a list with some names and I might be on it", he said . Arsenal are in dire straits at the moment and need a win badly. Yeah, I would like to see my friend here, Mesut Ozil, because his Arsenal contract is almost... [Full Article...]

Clinton chides Trump on Syrian refugee ban after strike

Clinton appeared on stage at the Women in the World Conference in New York on Thursday for a Q&A with the New York Times' Nick Kristof. Clinton said she didn't understand the Trump administration's "commitment to hurt so many people" and was concerned women's rights around the world were under threat. [Full Article...]

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

Edmonton appears to be making at least one change, inserting Matt Benning for Eric Gryba on defense. The Oilers were outshot 44-19. That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid on San Jose's dominant play in game 1. Karlsson's winning goal was a bit of bad luck for Edmonton - he was left open when Benoit Pouliot broke a stick. Oscar Klefbom scored in the early going, which didn't only signal an earl... [Full Article...]

Now, Valley video shows man tied to jeep

Now, Valley video shows man tied to jeep The video has caused outrage with former chief minister Omar Abdullah demanding a probe into the incident. Five people were arrested today in connection with the assault on CRPF men during bypoll to the Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 9, while two more disturbing videos went viral, sparking a fresh row in the restive Kashmir valley. [Full Article...]

Fierce Clashes Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

Fierce Clashes Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon Traces of violence spilled beyond the camp's boundaries, and Lebanon's authorities closed the highway connecting the city to southern Lebanon. On Saturday, local Palestinian commander Subhi Abu Arab vowed to crush the followers of radical preacher Bilal Badr. [Full Article...]

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