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Double house fire in Pekin leaves homes destroyed

Double house fire in Pekin leaves homes destroyed Firefighters responded to the Marshall home Sunday morning. That led to one of his firefighters getting burned. Allison Sanchez, Riggle's sister, told 21 News her brother lived life to the fullest. Jones says the residents did own smoke detectors. At this stage, the house continues to smoulder and is too hot for police to conduct a full inspection of the premises in order to ascertain the ca... [Full Article...]

England v Italy preview: Jack Butland to start at Wembley

England v Italy preview: Jack Butland to start at Wembley It's good every team plays a similar type of football and we come here and it gels together. Southgate also said he is yet to decide who will captain England at Wembley on Tuesday night. "It's up to the goalkeepers to perform well in the last six or seven matches, and we'll take decisions from there". Turning his attention towards England's next assignment, Southgate believes Italy will ... [Full Article...]

Lawyers For Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Widow Ask Judge To Toss The Case

Lawyers For Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Widow Ask Judge To Toss The Case Prosecutors told the jury that Salman knew Omar Mateen was buying rounds of ammunition for his AR-15, helped him spend thousands of dollars before the attack and knew about his plan when he left their home in the hours before the shooting. "As a result of the discovery of these receipts, an FBI investigation into Seddique Mateen was opened". A man who answered a Florida phone number for Seddique... [Full Article...]

Zuma to appear in court on corruption charges April 6

Zuma to appear in court on corruption charges April 6 The case is a dramatic development on a continent where leaders rarely face their accusers in court. "There was an indictment served on my office today in respect to Mr Zuma", he said. Prosecutors in 2009 made a decision to drop the corruption charges against Zuma just months before he became president. Shaik was convicted of fraud and corruption, but the charges against Zuma were controversiall... [Full Article...]

Two Terms in Congress is Enough For Costello

Two Terms in Congress is Enough For Costello Under the discarded map, Costello's suburban 6th District had a Republican majority that nevertheless helped Clinton beat Trump there by 2 percentage points in 2016. "Plus I think there is a lot of hate out there, from the left especially". Ryan Costello's decision comes as no surprise. Costello, in the interview Sunday about his decision, said he remains deeply troubled by the court's decisio... [Full Article...]

Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica

Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica Investigators with Britain's information commissioner searched the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica on Friday amid reports that the firm harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users as part of a campaign to influence the USA 2016 presidential elections. [Full Article...]

Catalonia's ex-leader appears before judge in Germany

Catalonia's ex-leader appears before judge in Germany He said it is not clear whether a decision on the extradition request will happen this week and in the meantime Puigdemont will remain at the prison in Neumuenster. The worldwide arrest warrant for Puigdemont was reactivated on Friday (Saturday NZT), when he was visiting Finland. Friday also saw judge Llanera send five other Catalan leaders to prison to await trial on those charges, as well as... [Full Article...]

From Russian Spy Poisoning To Diplomatic Escalation

From Russian Spy Poisoning To Diplomatic Escalation It will also order the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle . A policeman walks in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin, March 26, 2018. There has not been any call between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in this regard. The moves announced Monday are the Trump administration's toughest response yet to the March 4 nerve-agent attack in Sali... [Full Article...]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes surprise China visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes surprise China visit The report said that a special train that may have carried the official passed through the Chinese border city of Dandong on Sunday. Video footage also showed a convoy traveling through Beijing amidst high security and blocked roads, indicating that a senior figure - possibly a head of state - was inside. [Full Article...]

Spotify Projects Slower Growth, 90 Million-Plus Subscribers by End of 2018

Spotify Projects Slower Growth, 90 Million-Plus Subscribers by End of 2018 Spotify free-tier users using ad blockers will soon be unable to run hacked versions of the popular streaming service. The main goal was to block the ads but Spotify has discovered the situation. Twenty-three million is, in turn, exactly the same number that the company's subscriber base grew by in 2017. Of the number and with the two million reduced, the total is now down to 157 million. [Full Article...]

Trump to Authorize Anti-Chinese Economic Measures, Beijing Warns of Response

Trump to Authorize Anti-Chinese Economic Measures, Beijing Warns of Response China's USA debt holdings had been climbing since mid 2016 as its foreign-reserves improved. "Exports are extremely important to the Chinese economy, but have been trending less so in recent years and the USA has been shrinking as a share of China's export market", she said. [Full Article...]

Nigeria schoolgirls reunited with parents after release

Nigeria schoolgirls reunited with parents after release Idris later told journalists that his visit to the liberated areas was to put appropriate measures in preparation for the total withdrawal of the military. "The insurgents brought the girls back to the location of the kidnapping themselves as an apparent gesture of goodwill, following relentless efforts by the Government to find long-lasting solutions to the conflict". [Full Article...]

A lot of rain plus severe weather chances

A lot of rain plus severe weather chances Even with the cloud cover, temperatures are still expected in the 50s, with some 60s possible south. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the start of the work week lasting until Wednesday. Our next chance of a full dry day is looking to be Friday. Beyond Wednesday though, more unsettled weather is expected to move. Next week is going to have many days of rain. [Full Article...]

RM500k fine, 10 years' jail for fake news under proposed Bill

RM500k fine, 10 years' jail for fake news under proposed Bill According to the Bill, individuals convicted under the Act can be fined up to RM500,000 or sentenced to a jail term of up to 10 years or both. "Section 6 of the bill stipulated that publishers have the obligation to immediately remove "fake news" after "knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe that such publication contains fake news", said the report". [Full Article...]

France will honor hero police officer Wednesday

France will honor hero police officer Wednesday Samia Menassi, the manager of the supermarket targeted in the attack, said her colleague who was swapped for Lt Col Beltrame during the siege was in a catastrophic state. Another woman who was also allegedly connected to the attacker was taken into custody on Friday. Lakdim was later shot dead by police and Beltrame was brought to a hospital where he married his fiancee, Marielle, while on his d... [Full Article...]

Parents Beat Teen Who Refused Arranged Marriage, Cops Say

Parents Beat Teen Who Refused Arranged Marriage, Cops Say However, when the marriage was going to take place, the 16-year-old chose to run away from home to avoid getting married. Al Hishmawi was located in March by an organization which cared for her after her escape, KSAT reported . Maarib's parents face charges of continuous family violence. Details about the man who she was to marry have not been released. Salazar said during the news conferen... [Full Article...]

Orange Snow in Russia's Sochi Compliments of Sahara Desert

Orange Snow in Russia's Sochi Compliments of Sahara Desert Skiers and snowboarders in Russia , Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania encountered something unexpected this weekend when they hit the slopes - the snow had turned orange. "As the sand gets lifted to the upper levels of the atmosphere, it gets distributed elsewhere". The sandstorm made its way through Greece up to Russian Federation and was so big that it could actually be seen via NASA satellite im... [Full Article...]

Germany expels four Russian diplomats after United Kingdom chemical attack

Germany expels four Russian diplomats after United Kingdom chemical attack Announcing the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, a White House spokesperson said the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle is "due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing". "The United States took a very bad step by cutting what very little still remains in terms of Russian-American relations", he said. "We remain critical of the actions of the Russian governm... [Full Article...]

Trump's China tariff plan stokes trade worries, triggers market selloff

Trump's China tariff plan stokes trade worries, triggers market selloff It was the boldest example to date of Trump's "America first" agenda, the culmination of his longstanding view that weak USA trade policies and enforcement have hollowed out the nation's workforce and ballooned the federal deficit. The announcement came hours after Trump instructed US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to slap tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. [Full Article...]

Santa Clarita residents join national March for our Lives rally

Santa Clarita residents join national March for our Lives rally However, despite one the groundswell of popular support for gun reform inspired by the Parkland survivors, substantive gun reform may yet be far off. "I've always heard about gun-related crimes, and so many people get killed". According to the March for Our Lives mission statement , the protesters "demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to addres... [Full Article...]


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