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Global News Somalia: Car bomb explosion hits the capital Mogadishu, 5 killed
Author: 0 Somalia: Car bomb explosion hits the capital Mogadishu, 5 killed

Gen. Abdi Adan was among the dead when the auto bomb hit an Italian restaurant, near the country's immigration headquarters in the Somali capital, reports the Global Times. Officials told VOA Somali that a senior military officer was among those killed, though it is unclear whether he was specifically targeted. The raid came a day after a U.S.

Author: 0 Voters go to polls in Derbyshire County Council elections

To understand what today's results mean for the two constituencies we must first look at what happened today and what happened at the last general election. What can we take from this apparent Ukip stumble in Torridge? Any one party needs to win at least 38 council seats to form a working majority and take control of the council.

Author: 0 North Korea accuses USA of assassination plot against Kim Jong Un

The ministry said the citizen had been recruited while working in Russian Federation in June 2014 and received a series of payments in return for his cooperation, according to reports in state media. "We are exploring options for a response to this series of provocations with our Security Council colleagues", the spokesman said. Kim's visit to the military units reported on Friday demonstrated a similar motive: signaling a readiness to fight, while steering clear of weapons tests ...

Global News Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic
Author: 0 Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

Since then, a number of versions of the legislation have been drafted by right-wing lawmakers but none has made it through the Knesset to become law. Critics of the bill say it makes non-Jews de facto second-rate citizens in Israel, arguing that its emphasis on Jewish identity undermines the country's commitment to being a democratic state, as is stated in its Basic Laws.

Author: 0 No One Was Spared During WH Correspondents' Dinner Roasting

The red carpet that once featured Oscar winners, TV stars and a few major-league athletes barely turned heads. Trump was a target for Minhaj when he performed at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner a year ago, and Saturday night's routine wasn't much different.

Author: 0 Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Barghouti 'Filmed Eating'

The video shows Barghouti appearing to try to hide the evidence by flushing the wrapper down the toilet. In an interview with Army Radio on Monday, Erdan also said that the IPS has been taking a number of measures in order to undermine the hunger strike , but refused to go into detail.

Global News Pakistan says it killed 50 Afghan border troops
Author: 0 Pakistan says it killed 50 Afghan border troops

Pakistan has said that Afghan forces fired on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them, killing two soldiers and nine civilians on Friday. He said Pakistan, on its part, has been taking measures for border management, but Afghanistan has taken no step in that regard.

Author: 0 'Tens of thousands' migration target will be Tory manifesto pledge

The 100,000 net migration target was proposed by David Cameron in the 2010 Tory manifesto. The disclosure that the target will remain comes as UKIP outlines its "one in, one out" immigration policy, which will see the number of people coming to the United Kingdom cut from 600,000 a year to 300,000 a year, over five years.

Author: 0 May says not taking local election triumph for granted

But today UKIP are facing a future with no seats at all on Norfolk County Council, while the Conservatives added 13 to take their tally to 55 and win overall control. "I've been elected to lead this party and I'm very proud to do so". Coming off the back of a strong performance in the local elections, the Conservatives are 16 points ahead of Labour, according to the latest opinion poll from Opinium.

Author: 0 Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed on Friday to enforce a cease-fire between government and opposition forces in four areas in Syria, including one that extends into northern Hama province, where Zalaqiyat lies. Al-Moallem also warned neighboring Jordan not to send troops to Syria, adding that Damascus does not want confrontation but "if Jordanian forces enter our land without coordination with Syria, we will consider them hostile forces".

Author: 0 Theresa May's Conservatives open up record lead, latest poll

In any event, the change of leadership is likely to create an interesting dynamic with the SNP-run Scottish government, which has frequently been at odds with COSLA in recent years over funding and what councils see as a steady diminution of their responsibilities.

Global News Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together
Author: 0 Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together

Federal regulators essentially killed an effort by Sprint parent SoftBank to acquire T-Mobile and merge the two USA operators a few years ago, but shares of both companies have risen in recent months due partly to speculation that such a marriage will be more likely under a Donald Trump administration than it was under President Obama.

Global News France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech
Author: 0 France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

It appears far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen plagiarized nearly an entire speech from former French prime minister, as well as her former rival presidential candidate, Francois Fillon. One way for Le Pen to close the gap is to pick up some of the approximately 20 percent of voters who backed Fillon in the election's first round. The reference "was appreciated, including by all of Mr.

Author: 0 Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

Kushner is facing a wave of criticism after his family staged events in China last week that encouraged wealthy Chinese to invest in luxury developments in exchange for U.S. "I've long called for an end to the EB-5 program". "That was not Ms. Meyer's intention". Jared Kushner has stepped away from the business since taking a key role in Trump's White House.

Global News Former Ohio State QB Cardale Jones did come to play school
Author: 0 Former Ohio State QB Cardale Jones did come to play school

The tweet and Jones' entire account had been deleted after the tweet. Before he was Cardale Jones , starting quarterback for The Ohio State University, he was third-string quarterback and school-hatin' Cardale Jones. In the College Football Playoff, Jones led Ohio State to wins over Alabama and OR, with 242 passing yards in the title game against the Ducks. A good joke, and a good example of a football player who did care about academics, even if that wasn't what led him to Ohio State.

Global News France Elects a Pro-European Union President
Author: 0 France Elects a Pro-European Union President

It will be hard for Macron to obtain a majority in Parliament, given that En Marche! does not yet have the apparatus of an established party at its disposal. "He wanted to propose a project to the French". "Allow me to wish you much success and personal satisfaction in this highly significant and challenging role as leader of France, " Rivlin said.

Global News Threat closes school after Trump pinata allegations
Author: 0 Threat closes school after Trump pinata allegations

The photos showed the pinata on a tree with a bat in the hand of a student from the school. Leslie Hollywood, whose daughter attends Roosevelt High School, sent out a Facebook message showing photos of the pinata with president Trump's picture on it.

Global News Area Police Officer Sued By Father Of Slain Son
Author: 0 Area Police Officer Sued By Father Of Slain Son

It also named Balch Springs, a predominantly black and Hispanic city about 15 miles (25 km) from Dallas as a defendant. City Manager Susan Cluse declined to comment. Fearing for their lives, Jordan's stepbrother continued driving until he was surrounded by police. But the publicity put Jordan's relatives into a living hell.

Global News Spanish Naval Ship Saves 651 Migrants in Mediterranean
Author: 0 Spanish Naval Ship Saves 651 Migrants in Mediterranean

Rome - The Libyan coastguard picked up around 170 migrants off Tripoli on Saturday, but failed to rescue others "due to a lack of means". An increasing number of Syrian families are said to be among those making the treacherous journey from Libya where a breakdown of law and order has allowed people smugglers to operate with impunity.

Global News Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban
Author: 0 Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

Gov. Greg Abbott the signed the law on a Facebook Live video streamed from his office. "We don't need an SB-4 law in Texas", he said. But Sally Hernandez , the sheriff of Travis County , which includes liberal Austin, has refused to honor federal requests to detain immigrants if the suspects weren't arrested for immigration offenses or serious crimes such as murder.

Global News In US, French vote a relief to some Fed officials
Author: 0 In US, French vote a relief to some Fed officials

The French government's stability will be a factor in upcoming European votes. A spokesman for Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel called the result a "victory for a strong and united Europe". "In a world that has experienced manifestations of extremism and racism, Macron's election reinforces moderation and sanity and strengthens the European Union".

Global News Lawsuit filed to preserve Confederate statue in New Orleans
Author: 0 Lawsuit filed to preserve Confederate statue in New Orleans

According to the New Orleans Advocate, area police consider the demonstrations a "homeland security issue". The demonstrators finished at Lee Circle, where Lee's statue appears. After some false starts, the city's quest to remove the four monuments steamed ahead last month when a three-judge panel with the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit that sought to halt the removal and paved the way forward for the monuments to come down.

Global News Lawyer Xie Yang tells Chinese court confession wasn't forced
Author: 0 Lawyer Xie Yang tells Chinese court confession wasn't forced

Xie's new defence lawyers have not answered calls from AFP . His defense attorney said he has since been released "on bail", although it was unclear whether he had fully regained his liberty. The accusations against Xie mirror those brought against other lawyers and activists detained as part of the 2015 crackdown. It said Xie's confession "appeared to be given under duress".

Global News ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed in April raid, United States military says
Author: 0 ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed in April raid, United States military says

The U.S. troops, supported by Afghan forces, have dramatically reduced the ISIS-K military footprint from a peak of as many as 3,000 to 600 now, WaPo learned from Navy Capt. "Dozens of Daesh fighters have been killed in eastern Afghanistan, but it did not bring positive change". Frequent joint operations between Afghan and USA forces have yielded significant results in the war against ISIS.

Author: 0 English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

The obvious assumption was that he was directing his remarks at Theresa May after her blunt remarks in Downing Street the day before. May said Wednesday: "Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials". None yet have any guarantees on their future. "I made my choice". "Will she still have access to the same healthcare - under the same conditions - as Spanish nationals?" May, who leads by a wide margin in polls ahead of next month's general election, had ...

Author: 0 Yates said she warned White House Flynn might have been 'compromised'

Trump waited more than two weeks after the warning before firing Flynn for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Kislyak and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. "General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration - but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that", he posted .

Global News NAPLAN tests begin across the country
Author: 0 NAPLAN tests begin across the country

Under the changes, most students will demonstrate the minimum standard by passing new, short online reading, writing and numeracy tests in the lead up to the HSC. NAPLAN provides an indication of how students are performing compared to the national minimum standards for literary and numeracy skills. CEO, David de Carvalho, said that some advanced Year 9 students will achieve a Band 8 result in one or more of their reading, writing and numeracy tests this week.

Author: 0 2 doctors killed in penthouse of Boston luxury condo

None of the officers were injured. After the shootings, the suspect was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The doctors were found with their throats cut in their 11th floor penthouse apartment, two officials with knowledge of the investigation told the Boston Globe .

Author: 0 Trump calls Yates' testimony 'old news' in quick response to Senate testimony

Mr Flynn was sacked in February after it emerged he concealed the nature of his contact with Russia's USA ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration. Separately on Monday, former Obama officials said he had raised general concerns about Flynn with Trump and had told the incoming president there were better people for the national security post.

Global News Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election
Author: 0 Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election

A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight, jubilantly waving red, white and blue tricolour flags at a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris. He has previously said he would like to appoint a woman. On Monday, a French national holiday, the president-elect joined President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the end of World War II.

Author: 0 Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

Ms Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader, has already declared her party has a "pretty good" chance of winning the Moray constituency. So, the fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections would seem to raise questions about the SNP's ability to repeat that feat.

Author: 0 United Kingdom election: Sturgeon plays down Tory threat in Scotland

Susan Aitken spoke out after a "historic" result saw the SNP become the largest party in the authority for the first time in its history. The Tories took 25.3 per cent last week - more than double the 12 per cent secured by the party in 2012 and up from 22 per cent in 2016.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police shoot woman arrested four in counter-terrorism operation

A 27-year-old man remains in custody after being arrested near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism offences and possession of knives, in what police confirmed had been an ongoing investigation. Officials have warned of a potential uptick in attacks as some Britons who have joined Islamic State extremists return home as that group loses territory in Syria and Iraq.

Author: 0 Floods force 1900 people from homes in Quebec

More than 2,000 homes have been flooded in 130 towns and cities, with the authorities urging residents to leave before it is too late. The Liberals came under pressure in the House of Commons on Monday from the opposition New Democrats to ensure that federal help will remain in place after the flood waters subside.

Author: 0 North Korea accuses US, South Korea of Kim Jong Un assassination plot

Supporters said the legislation was meant to send a strong message to North Korea , amid worldwide concern over the escalation of its nuclear program. The spy agencies in June 2014 "ideologically corrupted and bribed" a North Korean citizen who was working in Russian Federation to carry out the alleged assassination on Kim after returning home, the reports quoting the interior ministry.

Author: 0 North Korea claims plot reveals U.S. state-sponsored terrorism

Kim Hak Song was arrested Saturday "on suspicion of his hostile acts against [the state]", North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA reported Sunday. Kim worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Ri Byong Ho, the North Korea head of intelligence, said the suspect was a "very important person" and that "there have already been more than 80 planned terrorist attacks" that have been foiled.

Author: 0 Brexit takes center stage as Britain's election battle continues

Britain's opposition Labour Party said it would retain the option of staying in the European customs union and confirm the rights of EU nationals in the United Kingdom to stay in the country. At the National Pharmacy Association in Tory-held St Albans, he will say: "With this disastrous hard Brexit the Government is hurting businesses, both big and small, costing jobs and hitting families".

Author: 0 Another Facebook Live Killing; Post Stays Online for 24 Hours

Police on the island of Phuket told CNN the man killed the baby and then committed suicide by hanging himself. The video was viewable for two hours before Facebook made it inaccessible. A ministry spokesperson told Reuters they would not be pressing charges against the company. What makes the sickening incident even more horrific is that other people also uploaded the clips to YouTube.

Global News Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win
Author: 0 Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win

President Donald Trump's team deleted his now infamous statement calling for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States from his campaign website on Monday, around a year-and-a-half after the statement was published.

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn two days after the election

Prior to Flynn's resignation, Vice President Mike Pence said on Meet The Press that Flynn didn't discuss sanctions with Russian Federation prior to Trump's inauguration. Trump has said he has no ties to Russian Federation and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in Moscow's interference in the election. "Based on evidence presented by our intelligence and law enforcement communities, I believe Russian Federation interfered in our election, " Graham has said.