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Garbage dump collapse kills 19 in Sri Lanka

The estimated 91-meter dump collapsed after flames engulfed it in Colombo's Kolonnawa neighborhood late on Friday, the island nation's traditional new year's day. About 800 tons of solid waste are added daily to the open dump, angering residents who live nearby. Mr De Silva said residents had been advised to leave because of the risk of landslides.

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Significance of Passion Week from Palm to Easter Sunday

The cardinal said that Jesus Christ's burial place is now the space of God to spread light and life. Some Christians believe that Easter eggs are symbols of a new life. So, check out all this stuff and celebrate the occasion in a grand way making is much memorable than the past years. "The Resurrection bestows illumination, energizes souls, brings forgiveness, transfigures lives, creates saints and gives joy", he noted.

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Ecuador's Lasso presents electoral fraud case to Organization of American States

Both candidates in Ecuador's presidential election are greeting jubilant supporters and claiming victory in what's shaping up to be a nail-biter race. But Moreno will need to cultivate support from many in the polarized country who view his narrow win with suspicion. Meanwhile, Lasso has said he'll improve freedom of speech and slash taxes by $3 billion annually to boost job creation and foreign investment, which was largely absent from Ecuador in the past decade.

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North Korean missile explodes on launch

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile, but the launch appeared to end in failure. However, the day ended badly for Kim Jong Un when North Korea's latest missile launch, touted as both an act of defiance of and a warning to the USA, ended in total failure.

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St Petersburg bombing: Suspected accomplices arrested

Every corner at the ornate, Soviet-built Sennaya Square station on Tuesday was covered with red and white carnations. Russia's health minister raised the death toll to 14, including the bomber. He laid flowers there in memory of those who died. Monday's explosion occurred as the train travelled between stations on one of the city's north-south lines.

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North Korea Missile Launch Fails A Day After Military Parade

An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, United States and South Korean defence officials said . South Korean officials suspect the missile launched on Sunday could be of the same type. "We do not know if there is actually an ICBM in that canister". Sinpo is on the east coast of North Korea. North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, but it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA ...

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Trump briefed on North Korea's 'failed' missile launch: US Defence Secretary

The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch. Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions are stretched to the limit, with US President Donald Trump deploying an aircraft carrier battle group to the region.

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West cooked up gas attack, says Bashar Al Assad

Assad also claimed that the videos and photos from the attack were fabricated, as Nusra Front controls the media in Khan Shaykhun. He told the AFP news agency: "There was no order to make any attack". The report released by the White House sets out an ultimatum that further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime "will not be tolerated", suggesting that if such attacks were to occur in the future, the United States will retaliate with further military action.

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North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

The North Koreans use Sinpo shipyard for their submarine activity, and U.S. satellites have observed increased activity there in April, a U.S. official said at the time of the previous test. "We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack", said Choe, widely seen by analysts as North Korea's No.

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New GOP Plan Shows Moderate Republicans Don't Understand Insurance

House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., said Thursday lawmakers have made progress in their efforts to revive the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. "I will continue to push in the direction of more conservative and fiscally responsible provisions", said Arrington. Critics of the plan say many states had high-risk pools before the Affordable Care Act and the costs were so high that few people enrolled in them.

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Syrians stuck in and near Aleppo as evacuation deal halts

Syrian TV reported that a vehicle bomb exploded near buses carrying Syrians evacuated from towns besieged by rebels in northern Syria. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said 3,000 people will be evacuated from Foua and Kfarya, while 200, the vast majority of them fighters, will be evacuated from Zabadani and Madaya.

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Thousands expected to be evacuated in Syria after blast

According to Tasnim dispatches, over 118 evacuees from the Shiite-populated towns of Foua and Kefraya were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself off near the buses at a transit point west of Aleppo Saturday. They were evacuated Friday, along with more than 2,000 from Madaya, a town outside of Damascus which was besieged by government forces. Some buses were charred and other gutted from the explosion as belongings hanged out of windows.

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Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has demanded Russian Federation rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claiming that Moscow is "responsible for every civilian death" in last week's chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhun. The United States is "playing the terrorism game", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday during his first phone talks with his USA counterpart Rex Tillerson since the U.S.

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South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters racists

Police said the event had been peaceful. "I'm here to support my leadership and fight for my freedom -Zuma must fall", said Precious Nqumalo, a 39-year-old mother of two who said she came to the march straight after ending her night shift as a cleaner on the Gautrain rail service to the global airport outside Johannesburg .

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North Korea missile test: Latest launch 'blew up nearly immediately'

However, he added "the president has no further comment". The move, coupled with the US retaliatory strikes against Syria over a chemical weapons attack on civilians, touched off fear in South Korea that the United States was preparing for military action on the North.

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North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade

Its national airline, Air China, has cancelled some flights to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, due to poor demand but it has not suspended all flights there, it said on Friday. Ostensibly Saturday's event was to mark the 105th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung's birth - a date known as the " Day of the Sun " in the North - and a squadron of warplanes flew overhead forming the number.

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North Korean missile explodes during launch

North Korea conducted a missile test launch on Sunday which "blew up nearly immediately", the United states Pacific Command said. US Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Asia this weekend, with planned stops in Seoul; Jakarta, Indonesia; Tokyo and Sydney.

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On 'SNL,' Trump must choose: Bannon or Kushner

The "president" called the two men in, Kushner portrayed by host Jimmy Fallon , and they soon began a reality television-inspired "elimination night" ceremony. "You will get to keep advising me", he continued. Spicer also characterized concentration camps as "holocaust centers " and later issued a groveling apology for his statements.

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Asian markets drop on concerns over North Korea

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile on Sunday morning that exploded nearly immediately after launch, defying warnings from the Trump administration to avoid any further provocations. US Vice President Mike Pence has said America's resolve to help South Korea "has never been stronger". The appointee of former President Barack Obama said Trump was "making it worse" by sending the aircraft carrier.

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Russia, Iran, Syria Issue Warning to US

And when we find out who it is, it's a war crime and it should be then treated as such. The Syrian government was "highly likely" to have been behind last week's chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Syrian authorities - "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" - still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday.

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North Korea Decides Against Starting World War III, At Least Today

The North has said it had developed and would launch a missile that could strike the mainland United States, but officials and experts believed it was some time away from mastering all the necessary technology. Trump tweeted on Thursday that he intends to pressure China into handling the North, without discounting the possibility of USA military intervention following last week's massive airstrike against Syria.

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Arkansas plan to execute eight inmates halted by United States judge

If the executions move forward, they will be the first in Arkansas in over a decade. The attorney general filed paperwork saying the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. The company accused the Department of Correction of misleadingly using its medical director's license, which was to be used only to order products for "legitimate medical uses", to buy the drug.

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Blast kills 100 during Syria's controversial... 6:05 pm Sat

The Syrian government and rebels began a coordinated population transfer Friday of about 10,000 people from four towns besieged for years amid the country's bloody, six-year civil war. The mostly Shiite towns of Fouaa and Kefraya have been reliant on government airdrops since rebel forces cut their supply lines in May 2015. "We are anxious about the reaction of the regime for what happened", he said.

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The Chemical attack near Idlib

One is that Trump, perhaps to the surprise of many, does have a moral compass, even if a selective one. Another is that he is capable of the controlled use of the vast arsenal of USA military power, and willing to listen to his military advisers.

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Kompany leads by example for ruthless City

Manchester City: Bravo, Clichy, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Sane (Sterling 86), Silva (Zabaleta 81), De Bruyne, Aguero (Iheanacho 88). Gabbiadini missed Silva's kick from the left and Kompany, making only his third appearance of 2017, muscled his way past Ryan Bertrand and headed past Forster from six yards before celebrating wildly.

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SunTrust Park gets good initial reviews from Braves fans during official opener

The right-hander was charged with four runs in five-plus innings while giving up eight hits, walking four and striking out three. Ender Inciarte matched Giancarlo Stanton homer for homer until Tyler Flowers broke the tie, and the Atlanta Braves broke their five-game losing streak.

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Syria: Assad Claims Chemical Attack Was Fabricated

In the lead up to the government takeover of the rebel-held half of Aleppo last a year ago, Human Rights Watch reported on the government's "systematic" use of chlorine gas , marking at least eight incidents in which military helicopters dropped the chemical into residential areas.

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North Korea just tried to launch a missile, but failed

One of the missiles showcased is believed to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile. Pence arrived in the country on Sunday at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia and hours after a North Korean missile "blew up nearly immediately" on its test launch earlier in the day.

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India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

This is the first move by the government to raise the stakes for Pakistan after the Jadhav sentencing as it suggests that the two countries could be returning to the situation which prevailed in the immediate aftermath of the Uri attack past year in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

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BC Liberals stand pat with platform

But she quickly zeroed in on her opponents, warning that the NDP's free-spending ways would drive the province into deficit. "She'll say just about anything to get through the news cycle". "These agreements set out a secret arrangement whereby the BC NDP would share lists regarding its supporters with these politically friendly municipal parties to help them identify supporters and assist them to elect their candidates in municipal elections", stated the letter.

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'Fun'-filled time during Easter egg hunt

Easter Egg hunt , 11:30 a.m., West City Park, Festus. An Easter egg hunt that includes children with disabilities took place today at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Children can enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny and go on rides at Adventure Park USA in Monrovia on Saturday, April 15 . The cost is $10 per child.

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FBI Obtained Warrant to Monitor Former Trump Adviser Carter Page's Communications

Page also insinuated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was relying on false evidence that could have been submitted to the FISA court in order to obtain a warrant, including that infamous Trump dossier. Judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which review FISA warrant submissions, approve virtually all applications. A former Trump campaign adviser told the Post he submitted several policy memos to the campaign, but his request for a meeting with Trump was never ...

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Pak. army chief meets Sharif amid tensions with India

He said Pakistan needs to understand that India arrests a number of Pakistanis every month with weapons. He said, "Pakistan can do nothing and neither can India". Jadhav was arrested in March a year ago in Balochistan for fuelling subversive activities and attempting to sabotage the $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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Tax Day protests demand Trump release tax returns

Saturday. A man gets sprayed with a chemical irritant as multiple fights break out between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, California on April 15, 2017 . Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and NY flooded social media. Trump is the first major party nominee in more than 40 years to not release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit.

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Donald Trump says would be 'wonderful' if US, Russia could get along

Details of the meeting were not released. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted USA claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. "It was planned and executed by Syrian regime forces we are quite confident of that". He added that the reign of the Assad family is "coming to an end, and they have brought this on themselves".


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