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China launches first home-made aircraft carrier

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier is about 300 meters in length with a displacement capacity of about 50,000 tons. "While China is celebrating the launch of its first home-grown aircraft carrier, the country should also be mindful that the United States is possibly deploying its most advanced Ford-class supercarrier to the Asia-Pacific", Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie told the South China Morning Post , in an apparent reference to the USS Carl Vinson, which is now headed ...

Reports of North Korea artillery drill as US submarine docks in South

North Korea often marks significant dates with show of military capability, and South Korean officials have said the North could be preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests around the anniversary. Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike.

Judge issues restraining order against Arkansas from using execution drug

The six remaining executions are on hold because of Baker's order and because a state circuit judge in Little Rock ordered the state to not use a lethal injection drug until questions are settled on how the state obtained it. A U.S. federal judge has blocked a series of executions planned by the state of Arkansas, as legal obstacles to the unprecedentedly intense schedule mounted and death-penalty opponents staged worldwide protests.

Residents Being Evacuated as Almost 100 Wildfires Burn in Florida

A 7-acre brush fire sparked by a lawn mower engulfed two structures in north Lakeland Friday afternoon, authorities said. The Immokalee Fire Department and Greater Naples Fire Department are on scene and claim that fire conditions are heavy.

Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties

After that, the Kingdom suspended oil supplies from Aramco, a state-owned company headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, to Egypt for three months without stating clear reasons. Riyadh opposes the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to which Morsi belongs. Prince Khaled is an F-15 pilot who has trained in the United States and carried out air strikes against the Islamic State militant group in Syria.

Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Saudi King Salman stressed during talks in Riyadh on Sunday the need to preserve the security and stability of Arab states and to combat attempts to drive a wedge between Arab allies, Egypt's state news agency MENA said.

Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders

Wang has announced that 28 heads of state and government including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in the forum. Diplomatic sources in Beijing said China had hoped for at least some senior Western leaders to attend, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, to burnish the plan's credentials and make it less China-centric.

March saw increase in number of people trying to cross Canadian border

The figures also show a general overall increase in asylum claims in Canada, with 3,440 processed in March compared with 2,885 in February. The arrests were the culmination of a four-month joint investigation by security agencies in both countries.

Married man fakes hijacking threat to avoid trip with girlfriend

Vamsi Krishna, a 28-year-old computer graduate who worked as a travel agent, had gifted an e-ticket to a woman he met over social media. But Vamshi did not have enough money to plan the trip for her and hence, he created a fake flight ticket from Chennai to Mumbai in her name and emailed it to her.

Dellavedova, Maker help Bucks beat Raptors

After a dying moment 106-100 Game-2 victory on Tuesday and the series tied at 1-1, Toronto Raptors lock horns with Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 of the National Basketball Association first-round series Thursday night. This was just a blanket the Bucks threw over the Raptors negating just about every attempt to attack the basket the Raptors made. The Milwaukee Bucks dominated Toronto.

Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Trump had hosted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House at the beginning of this month. According to White House officials who spoke with The New York Times , Trump took an interest in Hijazi's case after being briefed about it ahead of Egyptian President Abdel el Sisi's visit.

Unite leadership candidate Gerard Coyne suspended from job

The official Twitter account for Mr McCluskey's campaign announced the news this afternoon with a message to his supporters. We can confirm Len has won'. Quinn wrote: "The investigation is, of course, being conducted under procedure, and it should not be assumed that any offence has necessarily been committed".

'John 3:16' written on Aaron Hernandez's forehead, source says

Investigators also say they found "cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell". Hernandez had been locked in his cell at 8pm, seven hours before his body was found, and three hand-written notes were found near a Bible in his cell, Early added.

Pence says America's 'sword stands ready' if North Korea attacks

And the vice president believes American voters will be able to pinpoint accomplishments as it reflects on the administration's first 100 days. -South Korea free trade agreement began and there are too many barriers for US businesses in the country.

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

The executive order will make reforms to raise the bar for foreign workers and will select only highly-skilled applicants . "NAFTA has been very, very bad for our country. But he added , "It's not as aggressive as it needs to be". "The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against USA workers", said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division.

Tourists Are Flocking to Newfoundland to See This Iceberg

Ferrlyand, Newfoundland is a popular spot, and dozens of tourists flocked there over the weekend to take pictures of one of the first icebergs of the season as it appeared to have become grounded off the coast. Icebergs are a growing tourist attraction in Newfoundland and this year the season is beginning with some wonderful sights. Local Don Costello told CBC News the iceberg probably won't be moving unless winds keep blowing because it's stuck on shallow ground.

Charlotte to host ACC Football Championship Game through 2020

Women's Basketball: The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament will return to Greensboro for the 18th time in 19 years between February 28-March 4, 2018. Similar boycotts by other sports organizations, companies and entertainers cost North Carolina hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business.

Donald Trump Sign 'Buy American Hire American' Executive Order in Wisconsin Trip

Mr Trump's wife Melania used an H-1B visa in her early days as a model in NY, says the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue in Washington . "The president could simply adopt our proposal which is strong and tough and if he'd stop demonizing immigrants and work with us on comprehensive immigration reform he could get something done, something real", Schumer said.

USS Carl Vinson sailed away from, not to, Korean Peninsula

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is steaming for waters off the Korean Peninsula, while joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises are set to continue in South Korea until the end of April. The White House would not comment on the gaffe, referring questions to the Pentagon. However, it was all a misunderstanding as neither the USS Carl Vinson nor any strike group was headed there yet .

Clashes erupt as demonstrators demand Trump release taxes

According to PolitiFact , Trump is the first major party presidential nominee since Gerald Ford to not release his tax returns. "He normally puts his name on buildings where he has them", Cotton said Monday at a town hall in Little Rock, to loud boos from the audience.

Most Americans no longer think Trump keeps his promises

The change comes after Republicans failed to pass a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and appear to face difficulties clearing tax reform and infrastructure proposals, among other hurdles to the sweeping agenda Trump promised during his campaign.

China, US working on 'North Korea problem'

North Korea has a history of marking significant dates with a show of military force, and Pence's arrival will come a day after the country celebrates its most important holiday on Saturday, the 105th birth anniversary of the country's late founder, Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of its current leader.

Kashmiri Girls Join Students Protests in Large Numbers

A group of students were holding a protest rally near Sri Pratap (SP) College on Moulana Azad Road close to the Lal Chowk city centre this morning, a police official said. Some students were injured while throwing stones and bricks at police who tried chasing them off the roads. Some schools, including the Delhi Public School at Srinagar , had declared a holiday on Monday in view of the growing tensions and resentment in the student community against Saturday's incidents in Pulwama.

Palestinian Intifada Leader Announces Hunger Strike Via the New York Times

The strike has been called for by prominent Palestinian prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti , who is now serving a life sentence over his role in the second Palestinian intifada - or uprising. Ahmed, who said he'd been arrested seven times in total, has spent a cumulative five and a half years in an Israeli prison-but has only had one family visit in that time.

Trump Signs Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill As Anti-Choice Activists Look On

Federal law already prohibits government money for abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or to save a woman's life. President Donald Trump has stirred controversy once again, this time introducing a bill that would eliminate funding for abortions.

Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria's six-year-long civil war. At least 80 buses left Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province in the northwest, an AFP correspondent in rebel-held territory said. They were headed for regime or rebel-held areas via government-held second city Aleppo.

AC Milan snatch extraordinary draw with Inter in first Chinese derby

The match is booked as a "home" game for Inter Milan but AC Milan could find themselves in some kind of a renewed vigour after a new era started for the club on Friday, with Chinese investment firm Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux completing a £628m takeover of the club, taking the mantle from former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Senate approves Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

McConnell, R-Ky., immediately responded, as expected, by leading his Republicans in a unilateral rules change to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. The Senate confirmed Gorsuch with a 54-45 vote. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, had attempted to delay the effort to change the rules until after the two-week congressional recess, but failed to secure enough votes to proceed that way.

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

Syrian Catholic leaders have condemned the missile strikes launched against their nation by the USA on Thursday following a chemical attack that killed over 80 civilians in the Syrian town of Idlib. In the interview, Assad insisted it was "not clear" whether an attack on Khan Sheikhun had even happened. "You have a lot of fake videos now", he said, according to AFP .

US Marine loses appeal over transgender woman's killing

Local court said that the 20-year-old Pemberton arm-locked and dunked the victim's head in the toilet to her death, when he found she still had male genitals after they agreed to have sex in a bar. The appellate court, however, revised the civil indemnity and moral damages set by the RTC at P50,000 to P75,000 each. His claim is disputed as Laude was found drowned in the shallow water of the toilet, which led to her death.

Why is Claire Foy leaving The Crown after season 2?

The best actor category sees Benedict Cumberbatch pick up his fifth TV Bafta nomination for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, competing against three-time Bafta victor Robbie Coltrane for his lead in the Yewtree-inspired drama National Treasure.

Tuesday Evening Weather: Getting Even Warmer

Wednesday will be nearly the exact same pattern, with sunny skies in the morning followed by partly cloudy in the afternoon. Overview: Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures return for Thursday and Friday , with high temperatures around 80 degrees.

Yogi govt decides to improve power supply in UP

Yogi Adityanath-led UP government is likely to approve the proposed plan for 24-hour power supply through an agreement with the Centre. The decision was announced by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and state's Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, who was addressing a press conference in Lucknow.

NDA allies vow to put united front in 2019

The meeting also passed a resolution affirming its faith in the "bold and decisive" leadership of Modi. "The 32 partners representing every state itself demonstrates this", finance minister Arun Jaitley said, addressing a press conference along with Naidu.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns over sex scandal

Before the report was released, Bentley stood on the steps of the state Capitol on Friday and declared he did "not plan to resign". He was charged with failing to file a major contribution report and converting campaign contributions to personal use, according to the Times.

South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

He said South Africa will "not allow the Guptas to appoint any more ministers" and said SaveSA is determined to reverse "the coup d'état (cabinet reshuffle) that happened in the middle of the night". Analysts said Zuma remains in favour in rural areas, contrasting with his waning popularity in urban quarters. The ruling African National Congress is due to pick a new leader later this year who most likely will be its candidate for president, and the presumptive favorite, in the 2019 election.

Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and was facing deportation after being refused residency, Swedish police said on Sunday. "We must close the borders, throw everyone out, '" said Ulf Lundgren, a clergyman at Stockholm Cathedral. "We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK".

Trump accuses Obama administration official of 'crime'

Asked by the New York Times if Rice committed a crime, Trump said, "Do I think?" We don't know precisely the question she was asked due to how the interview was edited, but PBS host Judy Woodruff led into Rice's comment by saying she asked Rice about Nunes's disclosure that Trump associates "may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration".

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

The launches are considered to be in violation with the corresponding resolution adopted by the United Nations. But, the running out of options in dealing with the threat posed by the North Korean leader, according to Ret. "The US missile attack against Syria is a clear and unforgivable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn this", KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry as saying.

Turkey calls for removal of Assad regime

Russian Federation still has several dozen warplanes and batteries of air defense missiles at its base near Latakia, Syria. Russian Federation responded by warning that the military action could have serious consequences. Moscow has warned Washington that its cruise missile attack against the Syrian regime "plays into the hands of extremists". The move was welcomed by the Syrian opposition and its main backers, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, but harshly condemned by Russian Federation ...

Rubio says US can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed

Some US and other Western counterterrorism officials have said the missile strike could, nonetheless make the fight against the IS in Syria more hard. McMaster also made clear that Trump wants a world-wide response to Assad's action that would include Russian Federation and Iran. So far, the Russian military does not appear to have taken any threatening actions, such as directing its battlefield radar or air defense systems to confront the Americans, or carrying out aggressive actions in the ...

Venezuela Protests Keep Pressure on Embattled Maduro

The comptroller earlier this year said he was considering barring Capriles, who is now governor of the central coastal state of Miranda, from holding office. After this week's demonstrations, Maduro dismissed Capriles as "politically finished". Last week, the Supreme Court issued rulings transferring the National Assembly's legislative powers to itself and revoking lawmakers' immunity from prosecution.

Rail, bus services between India and Bangladesh launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a $500 million (around Rs 32.2 crore) credit line to Bangladesh for the purchase of defence supplies. -PM Modi said Bangaldesh's zero tolerance policy towards terrorism is an inspiration. Bus and train links between Kolkata and Khulna. have been restored today.

Shooting near South Florida mall leaves 1 dead

Witnesses report hearing five shots and say Wilson opened fire on a man standing behind the counter at the gym. Anais Michelle said she was walking into the mall with her mother when she saw people coming down from the third level, some crying about a shooting at the gym.

Glitch triggers sirens to sound in Dallas

According to Dallas PIO director Sana Syed, there was no emergency or weather alert. Technicians are trying to determine how to bring the system back online without the risk of it being hacked again, he said. "Right now, our priority is to work on reactivating our system". As the sirens blared, frightened residents called emergency services and took to social media to voice concern and learn what had happened.

Samsung Launches Galaxy C7 Pro @ Rs. 27990 In India

It will be made available from 11 April, exclusively via Amazon India . The reason why Samsung has already started spending large amounts of money in order to market its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is because customers have started losing trust in Samsung's products in light of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters

Wednesday's test represents a recent shift for the North Korean military from simple first-generation liquid fueled missiles to more advanced medium range ballistic missiles using solid fuel that is more hard to detect prior to launch, said Jeffrey Lewis, the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California.

South Korea: North Fires Missile Into Sea Off East Coast

A U.S. statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. The Japanese chief cabinet secretary said that Tokyo will not tolerate " Pyongyang's provocative actions". The firing was also made as North Korea expressed anger over annual military drills between the United States and South Korea that the North sees as an invasion rehearsal.

McConnell talking to Romney about Senate race

Speculation that Mitt Romney may run for Senate next year if Sen. Experts say there is no way Romney will run for the seat without Hatch's blessing. He said Romney "would be ideal". McConnell says he would support Hatch if he wants to run again. There's also the fact that former Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Romney rival, said that he was interested in the seat.

Donald Trump Might Boot Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus from His Administration

Around the same time , Newsmax chief executive and Trump pal Chris Ruddy suggested on CNN that the president ought to replace Priebus. 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.