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  Donald Trump: Presumptive GOP...(CNN) Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:46 pm
  Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV...(CNN) Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, the grandson of savings-and-loan financier Charles Keating Jr.,died in combat against ISIS in northern Iraq, his family said Tuesday. "He is our family hero in every sense of the word," cousin Elizabeth Ann Keating ...
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:30 am
  Residents evacuated as fires...FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods. More than 80,000 residents have been ordered to...
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:52 am
  Man arrested in abduction, death...When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too. The man took the siblings to a desolate spot on the edge of ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:01 pm
  Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a...ROME Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled. In a case that has drawn comparisons to“Les Misérables,” the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 2:09 pm

  Man arrested in abuduction, death...When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too. The man took the siblings to a desolate spot on the edge of the ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 5:52 pm
  Ted Cruz Drops Out Of The 2016...WASHINGTON -- Facing an increasingly narrow path to the nomination and failing to thwart Donald Trump's dominance, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) withdrew from the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. As Trump barreled toward the 1,237 delegates required to win ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 5:29 pm
  Newly released police logs point...Newly released 911 call logs point to concerns over Prince and his alleged trouble with drug use. Police have released more logs of 911 calls relating to the late singer and his Paisley Park compound, with the most attention-grabbing being a 2011 call from ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:50 am
  German Jews divided over fears of...BERLIN – When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 6:18 pm
  Takata air bag recall could more...DETROIT - Three people briefed on the matter say that U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what's already the biggest auto recall in American history. The people say the government wants ...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 12:10 pm

  Top prosecutor asks to investigate...Brazil's top prosecutor requested that President Dilma Rousseff be investigated for trying to obstruct a sweeping corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, local media reported late on Tuesday. An investigation could well mark the political end for the beleaguered leader of the world's seventh-largest economy as it would be the first time that Rousseff would be directly implicated in Brazil's biggest-ever graft case. The corruption scandal casts a shadow over 13 years of Workers Party rule that saw Brazil's middle class expand by some 40 million people since 2003 with the help of new social programs.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:05 am
  Rebels launch assault in Syria's...By Lisa Barrington and Denis Dyomkin BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. Rebels had hit a government gun position with a guided missile.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 6:32 pm
  Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL...By Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. "It is a combat death, of course, and a very sad loss," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters during a trip to Germany.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:16 pm
  U.N. Yemen envoy says peace talks...CAIRO (Reuters) - U.N. backed peace talks to end Yemen's civil war will resume on Wednesday after they were suspended by the Yemeni government in protest at a Houthi assault on a military base in the capital Sanaa on Sunday. Buttressed by a truce which had been largely holding since April 10, the talks in Kuwait had been inching ahead before their suspension and the Houthis said Saudi Arabia had on Saturday released 40 Yemeni prisoners. "The participants will convene tomorrow, Wednesday, in a joint work session to follow up with the agreed agenda," a statement by U.N. ...
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:58 am
  Israeli troops kill Palestinian...Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian driver who rammed his vehicle into three Israeli soldiers, injuring them, on a road in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the army said. The Palestinian health ministry identified the dead man as Ahmed Reyad Shehada, 36, a resident of Bitunia near the town of Ramallah, close to where the incident took place. The ministry added later that Israel had returned Shehada's body to the family for burial.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 5:42 pm

  Trump set for Republican nominationVictory in Indiana tightens Donald Trump's grip on the US Republican presidential nomination after defeat forces rival Ted Cruz from the race.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:09 am
  Police dig at child rapists'...The garden at the former home of a jailed paedophile couple, who knew serial killers Fred and Rose West, is being dug up by police based on a tip-off.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:09 pm
  Canada wildfire forces mass...A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:50 am
  PM urged to accept lone Syrian...The government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war who have made it into Europe unaccompanied.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:34 pm
  EU exit 'could take years to...Leaving the EU would involve years of "complex and daunting" negotiations, peers warn, but Leave campaigners say it should only take two years.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:42 pm

  Passionate and odd: The end of Ted...With Trump unstoppable, his main rival heads back to Washington to lick his wounds and contemplate another run.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:37 am
  Donald Trump becomes presumptive...Path clear for controversial billionaire as main rival Ted Cruz bows out of race for presidential nomination.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:30 am
  Nepal asks Canadian to leave over...Robert Penner given marching orders after arrest for criticising government decisions including journalist's detention.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:53 pm
  Hong Kong: Student activist Joshua...Activists accused of obstructing justice during 2014 Umbrella Revolution say trial is "politically motivated".
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 7:54 pm
  South Africa struggles to net...Illegal trade of type of giant sea snail on the rise, with smugglers making $440m annually through trafficking.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 6:12 pm

  Navy SEAL Dies While Fighting...The service member died from enemy gunfire during an attack by militants near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:18 pm
  U.S. Ally Japan Pursues Russian...At a time when the U.S. is pressing tight sanctions on Russia, it might seem quixotic for America’s closest ally in the Pacific to seek closer ties with Vladimir Putin. But that is the balancing act Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to pull off.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:20 pm
  China Warns Economists to Brighten...Chinese authorities have issued verbal warnings to economists, analysts and business reporters whose gloomy public remarks on the economy are out of step with the government’s upbeat statements.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:21 am
  Star Rising for Brazil's...Henrique Meirelles, who headed the central bank during one of Brazil’s most prosperous periods, is expected to become the now crisis-plagued country’s finance minister next week, according to people familiar with the matter.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:36 pm
  Brazil Prosecutor Asks to Add...Brazil’s top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to permit an investigation of former President Luiz In?cio Lula da Silva and dozens of other politicians as part of a massive corruption investigation centered on oil company Petrobras.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:25 pm

  Trump soars from long-shot to...CHICAGO (Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp is cracking down on suppliers as part of a multi-billion dollar overhaul to speed up its supply chain and better compete with rivals including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Inc .
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:06 am
  Canadian wildfire forces...ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament has approved a law on setting up a panel to monitor discipline for law enforcement officials, one of the last hurdles remaining before the country wins visa-free access to Europe for its nationals.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:21 am
  Seven big banks settle U.S....BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor requested that President Dilma Rousseff be investigated for trying to obstruct a sweeping corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, local media reported late on Tuesday.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:05 am
  Six funerals held after Ohio...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:40 pm
  Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL...NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Educators and other full-time staffers at Tennessee's public state universities and colleges will soon be able to carry handguns on campus after Governor Bill Haslam allowed a bill to become law on Monday without his signature.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 4:08 pm

  Sanders, Trump win in Indiana...52 survivors have made aliya in the last seven years, Nefesh B???Nefesh director says.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:27 am
  Zoabi rejects police plan for Arab...Donald Trump refuted the notion that halted expansion of Jewish settlements is a prerequisite for peace negotiations.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 8:32 pm
  NGO helps impoverished Holocaust...???My friends did drugs in South America 13 years ago, and in Israel I???ve met people who use medical cannabis."
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 8:19 pm
  'Israel paying heavy price for...The famously sweet concord wine has gained a following among non-Jewish populations, according the WSJ.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 7:18 pm
  Spot the Jew: The annual Met GalaAmid rumors that Bruce Springsteen will perform in Tel Aviv this summer, he and his E Street band have come under fire from supporters of boycotting Israel.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:24 am

  Japan rescuers in race to save...RESCUERS are scrambling to find residents feared trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake in Japan killed nine people and injured 800 others.
  Posted on 14 April 2016 | 11:31 pm
  Anarchist chimp goes rogue,...A ROGUE chimpanzee has shown why his favourite television show is Prison Break after escaping from a zoo in northern Japan.
  Posted on 14 April 2016 | 10:34 pm
  Greenland’s scary new ice melt...IT’S normal for 10 per cent of Greenland’s ice sheet to melt by June or July. It’s not normal for 12 per cent to be melted in mid-April — but that’s exactly what has happened.
  Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:44 pm
  ‘Hells Angels’ mega-brothel...SIX people were arrested after more than 900 police, tax and customs investigators raided a “brutal” brothel linked to the Hells Angels bikie gang.
  Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:15 pm
  More wives letting hubbys cheatTOM Jones’ wife, Linda, stood by his philandering for 59 years of marriage before she died this week. Now it seems more wives are letting their husbands cheat.
  Posted on 14 April 2016 | 9:06 pm

  Trump and Sanders win as Cruz...Cruz drops out after Trump all but locked down the Republican nomination with a win in Indiana, while Sanders pulls ahead for 18th victory in 2016Ted Cruz suspends campaign, clearing path for Trump to get nominationBernie Sanders pulls off shock victory in Indiana Democratic primaryVideo: Cruz???s concession speech, Sanders interrupted by news he won 3.41am BST We???re going to wrap up our live coverage of the Indiana primaries shortly. Here???s what happened:Ted Cruz ends campaign by accidentally hitting, elbowing his wife in the face Trump is the GOP's nominee ??? it's time for Cruz and Kasich to drop out's front page:Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the @GOP 3.23am BST The Indiana breakdown of pledged delegates could see Sanders gain seven. The state also will contribute nine unpledged delegates to the convention who could... reverse that:Based on @AP's district calculations, Democrats' *provisional* Indiana count looks to be: Sanders 45-Clinton 38. (Still some uncertainty.) Continue reading...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:46 pm
  Aleppo hospital hit as city faces...Relentless indiscriminate bombardment by government forces and retaliatory shelling by rebels worsens crisis engulfing cityA maternity hospital in a government-controlled area of Aleppo has been badly damaged by rocket fire, killing at least three people, according to the state news agency. It was the sixth attack affecting a medical facility in nearly two weeks of fierce fighting that has left more than 250 people dead and the ancient city on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.A shell struck the fuel tank of a military vehicle near al-Dabeet hospital, which exploded and badly damaged the building. Images of the hospital showed that many of its windows had been shattered by the blast, which was blamed by the government and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on rebel forces. Continue reading...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 12:27 pm
  Self-immolation: desperate...On Nauru, a man has died and a woman is in a critical condition, adding to toll of suicides and self-harm at offshore detention centres The video footage shot on a mobile phone last Wednesday is unsteady but clear enough.It shows a man, drenched in liquid, standing alone in a clearing, pleading. No one, it seems, wants to stand near him. In the background, the white shirts and blue caps of staff from the UN high commissioner for refugees are apparent. Continue reading...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 8:29 am
  Global water shortages to deliver...The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, report findsWater shortages will deliver a ???severe hit??? to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.By 2050, growing demand for cities and for agriculture would put water in short supply in regions where it is now plentiful ??? and worsen shortages across a vast swath of Africa and Asia, spurring conflict and migration, the bank said. Continue reading...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 3:00 pm
  EU refugee crisis: closed-door...European commission proposes ???solidarity contributions??? by states that do not take in refugees, to support those that doEuropean countries that refuse to give shelter to refugees could be forced to pay into the coffers of states that do, under plans to be unveiled by the European commission on Wednesday. The idea is part of a long-awaited proposal to reform the EU???s asylum rules, which were stretched to breaking point by the arrival of more than one million refugees and migrants last year. Continue reading...
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 2:57 pm

  Atlanta-area lead-poisoning...Many children aren't getting the screening that federal regulations require.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 3:08 am
  Trump bizarrely links Cruz’s...The feud between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz hit epic proportions Tuesday as Republican primary voters headed to the polls in Indiana.
  Posted on 02 May 2016 | 9:33 pm
  Georgia governor vetoes...He had to make a decision Tuesday or bill would have become law without his signature.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 1:44 am
  Loud sex finally too much for...Woman, her terminally ill husband and five children dealt with the noise for two years.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 8:56 am
  Awesome aurora: Northern Lights...Plenty of fantastic shots of the geomagnetic phenomenon appeared on social media.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 8:17 am

  Donald Trump All but Clinches...Mr. Trump’s commanding victory over Senator Ted Cruz clears his path to reach the required number of delegates on the last day of primary voting on June 7.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:48 pm
  Ted Cruz Suspends His Campaign for...The senator’s run far exceeded many expectations, but he ultimately failed to persuade Republicans to rally behind him as an alternative to Donald J. Trump.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:12 pm
  Ted Cruz, the Odd Man OutThe Republican candidate who has been called names like “Lucifer” and “Wackobird” has never really gained the trust and respect of his own party.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 7:50 pm
  News Analysis: Yes, It’s...This is when early general-election polls start to become meaningful, and Donald J. Trump trails Hillary Clinton by around 10 percentage points.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:12 pm
  Editorial: It’s Donald...A Trump nomination should be a moment of reckoning for Republicans. Instead of rejecting what he stands for, they’re falling into line.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:36 pm

  Republicans: Trump Is 'Presumptive...The billionaire outsider marches to victory in the Hoosier State, seeing off his chief rival Ted Cruz who announces his exit.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:33 am
  Ted Cruz Calls Time On 2016 White...The conservative junior senator from Texas tells shocked supporters in Indiana that he "left it all on the field".
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:24 pm
  Police Dig At Former Home Of Fred...Police say they are acting on a tip-off as they excavate a garden at the former home of David and Pauline Williams.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:43 am
  IS Files: From Coventry To...Friends of three teens who went to Syria say they fear radicalisation is being hidden and is therefore more difficult to tackle.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 3:29 pm
  Whole City Evacuated As 80,000...As it scrambles to find space for thousands of newly-homeless people, Alberta asks for help to fight the 2,650-hectare wildfire.
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 12:15 am

  Sir David Attenborough: ‘I’d...A joke in deadly earnest is going around: Sir David Attenborough needs to be sealed in a comfortable room until 2016...
  Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
  Disputed drama will not air over...The BBC has ruled out repeating a controversial drama about a mutiny by British soldiers in the First World War...
  Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
  Bungling militants become unlikely...Another frontline video shot by Islamic State militants has taken the internet by storm but this time for a different...
  Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:27 am
  Ex-BBC chief accused of exporting...Mark Thompson, the former director general of the BBC, has been accused of presiding over an ???environment rife with discrimination...
  Posted on 28 April 2016 | 8:01 pm
  Egypt accuses news agency of lies...The international news agency Reuters is facing possible legal action in Egypt for ???publishing false news??? after it ran an...
  Posted on 25 April 2016 | 8:01 pm

  Iraq PM warns political crisis...Iraq's Prime Minister has warned that a political crisis gripping the country could harm the war against ISIL militants. Grappling to retain…
  Posted on 15 April 2016 | 9:30 am
  G5 unites to tackle tax evasionThe UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy are to unite to tackle tax evasion in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations. Europe's top five…
  Posted on 15 April 2016 | 7:38 am
  Belgium's transport minister quits...Belgium's Transport Minister has resigned amid a row over airport security. Jacqueline Galant quit over claims she neglected EU reports that…
  Posted on 15 April 2016 | 6:52 am
  The aftermath of Japan's deadly...Flattened houses and rubble were scattered in southern Japan on Friday, a day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit, killing at least nine…
  Posted on 15 April 2016 | 6:34 am
  FYROM: early election to be held...The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has announced an early parliamentary election is to be held on June 5. The decision follows months of…
  Posted on 15 April 2016 | 6:30 am

  Trump presumptive nominee after...
  Posted on 04 May 2016 | 1:15 am
  No more talk of a contested GOP...So much for a historic convention floor fight in Cleveland this summer.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:48 pm
  Cruz drops out: 'We left it...Ted Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 9:58 pm
  Kasich camp: 'It's up to...Ted Cruz is out, but John Kasich isn't going anywhere, his camp said Tuesday night.Recent podcasts: Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Guns in America | Radical Islam in America
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 10:45 pm
  Will Republicans leave the party...Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential race after winning the Indiana Republican primary, which has many Republicans saying on social media that they're jumping ship in what they're calling the #NeverTrump movement.
  Posted on 03 May 2016 | 11:43 pm

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