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UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

Yemen's war has killed over 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world's poorest nation to the brink of starvation. It has also led to the displacement of some three million Yemenis. By the end of the conference, donor countries had pledged almost $1.1 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen . Guterres said the humanitarian appeal for 2017 was 2.1 billion USA dollars, of which only 15 percent has been met until now. Read More

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UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

In a speech in London, Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the largely pro-EU party would not seek to reverse voters' decision to quit the bloc. May has refused to calm concerns among EU citizens living in Britain over their future rights after Britain leaves the bloc, saying she would only give a commitment when she had won the same guarantees for British people living in the European Union. Read More

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Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

Binali Yildirim , responding to criticism from the Council of Europe's observer mission, said debate over the outcome of the referendum was "over", and that "the people's will had been reflected at the ballot box". "The police told the detainees that they were accused of trying to agitate people against the "yes" vote", Mr. Demirdogen said by telephone from the police station in Istanbul where his client had been taken. Read More

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SoCal Armenians recalling somber events of 1915 genocide

SoCal Armenians recalling somber events of 1915 genocide

More than 200,000 people of Armenian descent live in Los Angeles County, according to USA census data. One of the marches ended at the Turkish consulate. Using diplomatic language remarkably similar to that deployed by President Barack Obama and others, Trump instead used the White House's annual Armenian Remembrance Day statement to recall what he characterized as the " Meds Yeghern , one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century". Read More

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Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

The comments drew an immediate response from Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who accused her of "shamelessly exploiting fear and emotion for purely political ends". Former President Barack Obama has also gotten involved in France's election, offering centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron his best wishes in a phone call Thursday, though he, too, stopped short of a full endorsement. Read More

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Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Iran has been extremely isolated internationally due to these sanctions. "It's not clear we've achieved that result, and the economic relief they've received has been used on weapons systems and support for terrorism". Part of her request as President of the Security Council in the month of April was to focus the debate of the Middle East to the broader topic of terrorism and not the traditional topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More

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Arbor Day project to beautify Fountain Park

Arbor Day project to beautify Fountain Park

The Arbor Day Foundation presents the title to cities that maintain trees in an urban area. The Earth Day celebration ISU hosted included over 30 local and campus vendors, a Sodexo lunch picnic and live music. Students showed their appreciation for trees by planting 16 more in honor of Arbor Day throughout campus, receiving a lesson on how to correctly plant a tree by staff from the Natural Department of Resources. Read More

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In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

JAKARTA, Indonesia-U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Indonesia to open up its $900 billion economy more to U.S. businesses, pointing to $10 billion in recent deals as a sign of the potential. spokesman said its inclusion stemmed from power plants set up in 2016, while Pertamina, Indonesia's state oil-and-gas company, said it plans to buy liquefied natural gas from Exxon Mobil Corp. Read More

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Tiger Woods to design new golf course in southwest Missouri

Tiger Woods to design new golf course in southwest Missouri

Woods was at the resort on opening day alongside Tracey Stewart, Payne's widow, to formally introduce the new design. Woods knocked his second one stiff, landing close to the pin and drawing applause from the gathered crowd. "[The Masters] probably wouldn't have been the best place for Tiger to start the year out after this most recent setback, and I think we should probably look, maybe something just after The Players Championship", Begay said on "The Rich Eisen Show". Read More

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Facebook Messenger 2.0 adds AI and bot support

Facebook Messenger 2.0 adds AI and bot support

The chatbot will encourage customers at The Cheesecake Factory, Subway and FreshDirect to order through the messenger platform for a frictionless shopping experience. "We're thrilled to be one of the first retailers to use this new feature and we have a great partner in mode.ai", said Brett Trent, Chief Marketing Officer at rue21. Read More

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What is 'unmasking' and why would Obama adviser do it?

In an interview on Tuesday with MSNBC , she said: "The allegation is that somehow the Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes". Then, a month ago, President Trump tweeted out that the Obama administration had wiretapped his campaign headquarters. The president also did not name any other officials from the Obama administration. Read More

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Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

Unlike Trump's meeting with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, there was no golfing with Xi, who has banned Chinese officials from the sport as part of a crackdown on corruption. Second, tariffs on Chinese imports will lead to higher costs of imported goods, meaning inflationary pressures detrimental to the USA consumer. While disputes over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea continue to simmer, the first two months of Mr Trump's tenure have been preoccupied with ... Read More

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U.S. 'mother of all bombs' damaged houses in Kurram Agency

USA forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the us military, Pentagon officials said. But former President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of using Afghanistan as "a testing ground for new and unsafe weapons". White House officials won't detail precisely when that visit will take place but say it will come "soon". Read More

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BC election: Key developments from Day Two on the campaign trail

BC election: Key developments from Day Two on the campaign trail

It just doesn't make sense". NDP leader John Horgan made light of the fact politicians were setting aside their political beliefs for the day, pointing out the event managed to bring together members of all stripes. Horgan said Clark's government failed to create jobs in the LNG sector which they promised in the last election. Roy is also behind a new strategy outlined by the BC Rental Housing Coalition, which calls for a significant increase in rental and affordable housing development, ... Read More

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Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

Before the blast, Syrian TV showed dozens of buses carrying thousands of people from pro-government areas Foua and Kafriya, and opposition areas Madaya and Zabadani, parked on the edge of Aleppo city, separated by walls. The deal to evacuate the four towns is the latest in a string of such agreements through Syria's six-year civil war. The evacuees from Madaya were expected to head to rebel-held Idlib, 30 miles (48km) south-west of Aleppo. Read More

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Israel Police: Palestinian stabs woman in Jerusalem

Stern began to treat the woman but she "lost consciousness. due to the seriousness of her wounds". "She was a talented student and was studying at Birmingham University for a degree in religion, theology and archaeology". The attacker was apprehended by officers at the scene, police said. The 50-year-old man was injured while attempting to flee the scene. It added: "The university condemns such acts of terror that harm innocent people, and especially a student who came to Jerusalem to ... Read More

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Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

The rules weren't for a rock concert but for a town hall meeting Wednesday evening between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his suburban Denver constituents. AURORA, Colorado - Republican Rep. Mike Coffman faced angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night, in an early sign of the political price he and his colleagues might pay for supporting President Donald Trump's policies, including the repeal of Obamacare. Read More

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