Sunday, May 1, 2016

Talks To Include Aleppo In Syria’s 'Regime Of Calm' Sunday May 1st, 2016 at 9:31 AM

Talks To Include Aleppo In Syria’s 'Regime Of Calm'

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Russia said on May 1 that negotiations are under way to include Syria’s Aleppo Province in the temporary “regime of calm.”

Syria conflict: US seeks to de-escalate fighting - BBC News

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Syria conflict: US seeks to de-escalate fighting
BBC News
The United States says it is working on specific initiatives to de-escalate fighting in Syria and revive a nationwide cessation of hostilities. A priority is to stop bloodshed in Aleppo where more than 200 people have died in a week of government air ...
US says working on 'specific initiatives' to de-escalate Syrian violenceReuters
US demands halt to Syrian regime's Aleppo bombingGlobalPost 
Death toll rises in Syrian city of Aleppo as ceasefire breaks downPBS NewsHour
Hindustan Times-International Business Times UK
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Report: Powerful Explosion in Southern Turkey; 9 Wounded - New York Times

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Report: Powerful Explosion in Southern Turkey; 9 Wounded
New York Times
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish news agency says an explosion near a police station in the southern city of Gaziantep has wounded at least nine people. The private Dogan news agency said those injured in Sunday's explosion at the entrance of the police ...
Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 peopleWashington Post
Turkey explosion: Gaziantep police station hit by blastBBC News
At least one person dead in explosion at Gaziantep police station in southern TurkeyThe Independent
Focus News -Daily Mail -Thomson Reuters Foundation -RT
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Trump backers furious over defeat at Arizona GOP convention - Fox News

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Trump backers furious over defeat at Arizona GOP convention
Fox News
Backers of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump accused the Arizona GOP convention of cheating after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory Saturday. Cruz won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly ...
GOP Race Shifts California's Political Fault LinesABC News
Trump, Kasich and Cruz make their cases to California GOP: on unity, electability and fishLos Angeles Times
Ted Cruz wins the most delegates at Virginia GOP conventionWashington Post
Voice of America -The New Yorker -Indianapolis Star -Politico
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Tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh - CNN

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Tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh
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Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) A Hindu tailor was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest victim in a series of similar attacks in this South Asian nation. Police said Nikhil Joarder was inside his tailoring shop in the central Bangladeshi ...
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Killing of Hindu Man in BangladeshNBCNews.com
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Says It Killed Bangladesh Tailor Once Jailed for BlasphemyNew York Times
 
Hindu tailor hacked to death in BangladeshLos Angeles Times
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Firebrand Malema rallies South Africa's poor pledging land, jobs, wifi - Reuters

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Firebrand Malema rallies South Africa's poor pledging land, jobs, wifi
Reuters
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA The firebrand leader of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters on Saturday launched his party's campaign for what are expected to be closely-fought local elections, promising to rescue voters from poverty, unemployment and ...
South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step downWashington Post
South Africa radical leftist party draws huge crowd ahead of voteDaily Mail
EFF to boost local economic developmentSouth African Broadcasting Corporation
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Saudi hands over Houthi prisoners as Yemen peace efforts inch ahead: spokesman

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DOHA (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday its foe Saudi Arabia had handed over 40 prisoners as part of an agreement to quell border fighting as U.N.-backed peace negotiations to end Yemen's civil war crept forward.
  

Tear Gas Fired As Iraqis Storm Parliament

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Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in the parliament building after they stormed Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government

Kerry To Hold Talks As Syria Deaths Mount

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Nearly 250 people have recently died in Aleppo as Russia said it would not ask President Assad to halt bombing raids on the city.

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down

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Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.

Inquiry Into Missing Mexican Students Ends on Note of Frustration 

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Foreign investigators and the government battled each other with dueling news conferences in the inquiry’s final week.

Putin reshuffles Russia's law enforcement structures

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin fired several high-ranking law enforcement officials on Saturday in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's power structures in recent years.
  
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U.S. says working on 'specific initiatives' to de-escalate Syrian violence

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is working on "specific initiatives" to reduce the violence in Syria and sees stopping the bloodshed in Aleppo as a top priority, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Saturday.
  

Israel Accused Of West Bank 'Ethnic Cleansing'

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With demolitions rising in the occupied West Bank, the UN claims Israel is using planning laws in a "discriminatory" manner.

How a Muslim and a Hindu became 'blood brothers'

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How childhood friendships transcend caste and religion

California Republicans Weigh Presidential Choices Amid Protests 

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Republican presidential candidates have been wooing local party leaders in California, a state that could be decisive in selecting the party's nominee for U.S. president. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports delegates to the California party convention have been evaluating choices, while front-runner Donald Trump drew hundreds of raucous protesters Friday.

VIDEO: Droughts in India as temperatures soar

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Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.

US aims to de-escalate Syria fighting

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The US says it is working on initiatives to de-escalate fighting in Syria and revive a nationwide cessation of hostilities, particularly in embattled Aleppo.
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Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy....

'Reckless' Russian fliers continue to taunt American jets - New York Post

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'Reckless' Russian fliers continue to taunt American jets
New York Post
A Russian plane performed an “unsafe and unprofessional” barrel roll over a US Air Force jet above the Baltic Sea — the latest in a string of such incidents, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The Russian Su-27 came within 25 feet of a US RC-135 ...

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Fort Bragg soldier accused in assault on fellow soldier - WNCT

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Fort Bragg soldier accused in assault on fellow soldier
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police have charged a Fort Bragg soldier with kidnapping and rape of a soldier assigned to his unit. A statement from police on Saturday said 26-year-old Johnathan Simpson is charged with first-degree rape, ...

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Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people 

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Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.

Iraqi prime minister orders arrest of troublemaking protesters

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Haideral-Abadi’s call came a day after demonstrators breached the heavily fortified Green Zone and burst into Iraq’s parliament demanding reform.





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In Europe's Terror Fight, Police Push for Access to U.S. Tech Firms' Data

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European counterterrorism officials say American laws and corporate policies are hampering their efforts to prevent the next attack, because legal procedures for getting international evidence from U.S.-based social-media firms are dangerously outdated.

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U.S.-led coalition drone kills two at Islamic State depot in northern Syria: Turkish sources

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ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition drones struck an Islamic State explosives depot in the northern Syrian town of Dabiq after receiving intelligence from Ankara, Turkish military sources said on Sunday.
  

Russia: talks taking place on including Aleppo in Syria's 'regime of calm' - agencies

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday that talks are taking place to include Syria's Aleppo province in the temporary "regime of calm" lull in fighting, Russian agencies reported.
  

Venezuelan President Raises Minimum Wage

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Venezuela's president has ordered a 30 percent increase in the country's minimum wage. Nicolas Maduro's announcement comes as the South American country is experiencing rampant inflation and economic stagnation.  The change officially pushes the minimum wage up to just over $1,500 a month, based on the official exchange rate. However, the actual monthly wage is only a tiny fraction of that based on the current black market rate, which largely sets prices of goods for...

Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter

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Thousands march in Moscow's Red Square for May Day rally

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Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:...

Iraq Parliament Collapses, Lawmakers Flee Baghdad

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Baghdad teeters on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters are occupying parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert. By Sunday morning, protesters led by Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr continued to crowd the streets in front of the country’s now-empty parliament and gather in what is known as the zone’s “Celebration Square.” Lawmakers fled Saturday after protestors stormed...

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11 killed in twin suicide bombings in Iraq; ISIS claims responsibility - CNN

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11 killed in twin suicide bombings in Iraq; ISIS claims responsibility
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(CNN) A pair of suicide bombings in southern Iraq killed at least 11 people and wounded 13 others, including children, state-run al-Iraqiya TV said. ISIS released a statement on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attack Sunday in al-Samawa city.
Islamic State suicide attacks kill 32 in southern IraqReuters
UN: Violence in April kills at least 741 IraqisPalm Beach Post
Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 othersOdessa American
Xinhua -The Indian Express -India.com -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Iraqi protesters break past security in Baghdad's green zone – video 

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Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators stage a sit-in rally in Baghdad’s heavily fortified green zone on Sunday. Protesters push through a security cordon while waving Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. Demonstrators on Saturday occupied the Iraqi parliament in protest against delays in government reform
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Iraqi Protesters Camp Out in Baghdad's International Zone

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Dozens of antigovernment protesters remained in Baghdad’s International Zone a day after hundreds stormed Iraq’s parliament.

Damascus extends cease-fire by 24 hours 

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Syria’s state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus for another 24 hours. Thousands of rebels are fighting pro-government forces in the region.

Man whose son was killed by illegal immigrant speaks out

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From: FoxNewsChannel
Duration: 04:23

Jamiel Shaw explains on 'America's News HQ' why he supports Donald Trump

Trump holds narrow lead over Cruz ahead of Indiana primary

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From: FoxNewsChannel
Duration: 04:02

Can endorsements change the momentum?
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Time for the GOP establishment to get on the Trump train?

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From: FoxNewsChannel
Duration: 04:43

Angela McGlowan and Mark Levine debate

Iraq parliament stormed | DW News 

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From: deutschewelleenglish
Duration: 01:21

In Iraq, hundreds of supporters of the radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stormed the fortified Green Zone in the capital Baghdad. They broke into the parliament building where they demanded sweeping reforms to tackle corruption.

AP Top Stories Saturday April 30p 

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From: AssociatedPress
Duration: 01:04

Here are the top stories for Saturday, April 30th: Protesters storm Iraq's parliament building; Seven are killed in a building collapse in Kenya; Deadly flooding hits east Texas; Kenyan authorities burn a massive cache of ivory.
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Protesters Storm Iraqi Parliament

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Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament. Photo: Reuters

Speculation swirls in Ohio family murders 

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From: CNN
Duration: 01:59

Ohio police still do not have a motive in the fatal shootings of eight family members out of Pike County. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 30, 2016

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From: PBSNewsHour
Duration: 24:51

On this edition for Saturday, April 30, Iraqi protesters demanding government reforms storm the parliament in Baghdad. Later, descendants of holocaust survivors are searching for artwork that was seized by Nazis in an ongoing quest for restitution and justice. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
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Today in History for April 1st 

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From: AssociatedPress
Duration: 01:29

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Highlights of this day in history: Slobodan Milosevic arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father. (April 1)
Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory
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AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
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Workers across Asia rally on May Day | DW News

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From: deutschewelleenglish
Duration: 02:23

Unions and workers around the world have been celebrating Labor Day. This year, demonstrators in Southeast Asia focused on issues such as workers’ rights and the impact of trade deals.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Highlights from President Obamas Speech

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During his final appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama made wisecracks about Bernie Sanders, and took shots at the media for what he depicted as its excessive focus on Donald Trump. Photo: AP

Bill Clinton Calls FBI Email Investigation 'A Game' [VIDEO] - Daily Caller

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Bill Clinton Calls FBI Email Investigation 'A Game' [VIDEO]
Daily Caller
An animated Bill Clinton on Saturday scoffed at the FBI's investigation into his wife's emails, calling it “a game” perpetuated by her political opponents. “So everybody's all breathless about this,” the former president said of the ongoing probe ...

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Finland Risks 'Serious Crisis' With Russia if it Joins NATO, Experts Warn

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HELSINKI — If Finland joined NATO, it would provoke a "serious crisis" with neighboring Russia, an expert report commissioned by the government warned on Friday.
       

US Discloses Senior Official Sold Nuclear Secrets to China

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A Taiwan-born American citizen has admitted selling nuclear information to China while he was a senior manager at the U.S. government's Tennessee Valley Authority, federal officials say.
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