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It's being used by police to try to expose who murdered her. It's being used by police to try to expose who murdered her.
- April 27, 2017

Prosecutors say her husband's alibi that a masked intruder attacked him first and then went after his wife just doesn't add up. But police said her Fitbit device tells a different story of the events that lead to her death on December 23, 2015. (more...)
Turkish police detain more than 1000 suspected followers of cleric Gulen Turkish police detain more than 1000 suspected followers of cleric Gulen
- April 27, 2017

Following the failed coup, the Turkish government detained or dismissed more than 100,000 officials, judges, prosecutors, teachers, military and police officers for having links with Hizmet movement or for simply sympathizing with the ideas of Gulen, who until 2013 was a close ally of the current Islamist government. (more...)
United States wants to bring North Korea 'to path of dialogue' United States wants to bring North Korea 'to path of dialogue'
- April 27, 2017

North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting U.S. President Donald Trump. "What we are endeavoring to do is work with partners in the region and others to isolate the North Korean ballistic missile program and the nuclear program from any sort of external support", the official continued. (more...)
Braves Fans Share Excitement About New SunTrust Park Braves Fans Share Excitement About New SunTrust Park
- April 26, 2017

After a woeful start to the 2017 season, the Atlanta Braves have awakened and at least part of that rebound is due to the presence of the San Diego Padres. Tailgaters gathered to play games and enjoy food and beverages several hours before the first pitch. In short, Garcia needs to be better and San Diego's relatively impotent offense could be a cure. (more...)
Trump administration to review dozens of US national monuments Trump administration to review dozens of US national monuments
- April 26, 2017

Signed at the behest of anti-public lands members of Congress - the Utah delegation in particular - Trump's order will undoubtedly set into motion a slow-moving assault on existing national monuments and one of our most important and beloved conservation tools: the Antiquities Act. (more...)
Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping
- April 26, 2017

Therefore, Sotherton got a unique chance to become a back-to-back Olympic heptathlon medal holder almost nine years after following up her fifth place with bronze, which upgraded just a week later to fourth when Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska was caught doping. (more...)
Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates
- April 26, 2017

He has also promised to significantly reduce the top individual tax rate. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the USA has been "uncompetitive" against other countries in attracting new businesses, "largely because of our rates". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, both veterans of investment bank Goldman Sachs, were scheduled to present the plan at the office of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. (more...)
10, including six children, killed in Kurram Agency blast 10, including six children, killed in Kurram Agency blast
- April 26, 2017

Last month, at least 28 people were killed and 100 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a auto "rigged with explosives" outside a Shiite imambargah in a busy market in Parachinar, the main town of the Kurram tribal region. "Two women were also killed", doctor Mujahid Khan, a senior health official in the district told AFP . Pakistan has been fighting Islamic militants for over a decade. (more...)
Gay men flee persecution and honor killings in Chechnya Gay men flee persecution and honor killings in Chechnya
- April 25, 2017

Reports of the imprisonment, torture, and killings of gay and bisexual Chechen men have become widespread as more victims are coming forward to speak out. A Novaya Gazeta reporter who broke the story has gone into hiding after receiving death threats. It is understood representations to Moscow so far have been made at a diplomatic level. (more...)
MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma
- April 25, 2017

The UDM, EFF and DA on Tuesday called for a postponement of the no confidence debate, but Mbete on Tuesday indicated the Constitutional Court had issued "no injunction" against next week's sitting. Whether the required 50 ANC MPs (now being heavily lobbied by their new multi-party, united democratic movement opposition colleagues and some of their most senior party colleagues), will rise to the occasion and perhaps secretly "skop Zuma out" is focussing the combined energy of the nation onto a ... (more...)
Baloney Meter: Do Canada's efforts to help dairy farmers hurt USA counterparts?
- April 25, 2017

US dairy groups appealed to Trump for help after Canada recently introduced a new policy that gives Canadian producers an incentive to buy domestic supplies of ultra-filtered milk, a concentrated ingredient used to boost protein content in cheese and yogurt. (more...)
General Election not about independence debate, says Nicola Sturgeon
- April 25, 2017

Sturgeon's Scottish National Party says it shows it has less ground to make up and its army of activists can win it, while opponents - May's governing Conservatives and all other major United Kingdom political parties are against independence - say it's one vote too many. (more...)
Kim's desire for peace 'deciding factor' in US-North Korea relations
- April 24, 2017

But the vice president said he is encouraged and believes North Korea is listening to the Trump administration's concerns. The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words in a commentary, saying North Korea was fully prepared for any US attack. (more...)
Belgian, Swiss media circulate reports Macron leads French vote
- April 24, 2017

Mr Macron, a 39-year-old investment banker, made the run-off on the back of a grassroots start-up campaign without the backing of a major political party. Even if Le Pen springs a surprise on May 7, her "Frexit" ambitions will require constitutional change which experts say will be hard, especially as her National Front party only has a handful of federal lawmakers and is seen as highly unlikely to win anything like a majority in June's parliamentary elections. (more...)
Witnesses heard booms, screams in fatal fire
- April 24, 2017

At least five people were killed in a fire in Queens Village on Sunday. . "It was just really bad", McPhee said. Policein Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturdayafter authorities received a 911 call. This is a devastation of a family we rarely, rarely see. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said witnesses reported hearing a series of loud booms, and saw someone tumble from a two-story window. (more...)
North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of United States 'recklessness' North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of United States 'recklessness'
- April 24, 2017

The Associated Press has quoted U.S. officials as saying the Trump administration will focus on working with China to raise pressure on North Korea rather than stepping in with military force. He ordered a cruise missile attack on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack, and the USA military just used a huge bomb against so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan. (more...)
Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site
- April 24, 2017

Haley the U.N. Security Council's current president. While the Trump administration attempts to play hardball with the North Korean regime, workers at the country's nuclear testing site appear happy to indulge in a more leisurely pursuit: a game of volleyball. (more...)
On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him
- April 24, 2017

The Knesset, Israel's parliament, will also host a Holocaust memorial ceremony titled "Unto Every Person There is a Name". Over 200 people took part in the procession from Jaffe Fountain to Belfast City Hall on Sunday, including those from both the Jewish and Christian communities. (more...)
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
- April 23, 2017

The state has appealed that ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hadn't weighed in as of mid-afternoon. Lawyers for the inmates challenged the use of midazolam, which was involved in flawed executions elsewhere, as well as the shortened timeframe. (more...)
China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft
- April 23, 2017

The event is broadcast live by China Central Television (CCTV). For this mission, the unpiloted 28,700 pounds (13,000 kilogram) Tianzhou-1 spacecraft will rendezvous with the Chinese Tiangong-2 space station, which launched in September 2017. (more...)