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French rail unions take on Macron with mass rolling strikes

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The strikes of 1995 paralyzed France and forced prime minister Alain Juppe to pull the reforms - a defeat which ultimately prompted Juppe to quit. Macron has already faced down the unions over easing labour laws. Macron plans on opening up the sector to more competition to comply with European Union policy, and intends to remove guaranteed job-for-life and early retirement benefits for new rail employees. Read More »

Israel cancels African migrant deal with UN

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Israeli hard-liners had criticized the deal for allowing so many Africans to remain. "The agreement stipulates that for each migrant who leaves the country, we commit to give temporary residence status to another", Netanyahu himself said in a televised address. Read More »

Armed men shoot dead four members of Christian family in Quetta

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Her father and three cousins were killed. "It appears to have been a targeted attack", Moazzam Jah Ansari, a provincial police official, told Reuters . In December, a suicide bomb and gun attack targeting Sunday services at a church in Quetta killed at least eight people and left dozens of others wounded. Read More »

Spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of United Kingdom govt: Lavrov

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Lavrov claimed Skripal had previously been "pardoned" and Moscow "could not have a possible motive" to attack him. Linking the Skripals case with Brexit which is less than a year from now to happen, the Russian foreign minister said the poison attack could benefit the United Kingdom government which is finding it tough to fulfil the promise that was made about Brexit. Read More »

Jill McCabe: Trump's attacks are a nightmare

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A legal defense fund created for fired Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director raised more than half a million dollars in online donations in a week to cover his legal costs. "I have spent countless hours trying to understand how the president and so many others can share such destructive lies about me", she added. "I never imagined that I would need to rely on this type of assistance". Read More »

Firefighters searching LA River near Griffith Park for boy who fell in

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Firefighter-paramedics attended to Jesse before he was transported to a hospital for treatment and decontamination. The pipe in question feeds down to the L.A. When a plank underneath him broke, he plummeted into toxic water that was flowing at about 15 miles per hour. "These cameras have more advanced capabilities including lighting and the ability to attach to a pontoon which will crawl along the pipe", the statement said. Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Will Be Honored Wednesday

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The Initiative was established to elevate and preserve the values and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.by raising awareness, provoking thought and inspiring action to eliminate division and injustice. King came to Memphis to aid in the fight. Dr. King saw the Memphis sanitation strike as emblematic of a new national initiative he was then now launching, the Poor People's Campaign . Read More »

New Exodus of Rohingya Boat People Unlikely

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Almost 700,000 Rohingya have been driven out of Rakhine state and are living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh since a Myanmar army operation in August. "April is the end of the sailing season so we don't expect many boats now", Lewa told Agence France-Presse. Almost 700,000 Rohingya have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown last August. Read More »

U.S. high court backs police in 'excessive force' case

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Hughes was in her driveway and was approaching her roommate, Sharon Chadwick, while holding a kitchen knife. He then stuffed her body head-first in a plastic trash can, and put the trash can in the backseat of his Cadillac Escalade, testimony showed. Read More »

Speedometer "Pinned At 90 MPH" In California SUV Off Cliff Crash

His adoptive sisters - 16-year-old Hannah Hart and 12-year-old Sierra Hart - were also missing after the family's auto plummeted off a cliff near Mendocino on March 26. The 47-year-old said by the time she reached home her three children and her husband had already fled to safety. After the Friday visit, Child Protective Services tried to visit the family twice more, on Monday and Tuesday, to no avail, according to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Read More »

Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

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The students are being allowed through four monitored gates before school starts and only one after the opening bell. He also was able to hide his AR-15 in a bag, officials added. Student Josh Gallagher said , "This clear backpack idea is to give us kids a false sense of security and now has enraged most of the students here at MSD". Read More »

State to host Sexual Assault Awareness Week

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Since 2001, the USA has observed April as sexual assault awareness month, with some advocates holding events to mark the month since the 1990s, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center . "It's not just about next week, it's about our entire campus from here on out", she said. "Ending sexual violence will take a community effort, and we are honored to be working with so many allies that want to be a part of the solution through awareness and action". Read More »

Man attacks woman wearing hijab in hospital

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Hospital surveillance video from February shows a woman in hijab, walking into the emergency room at a MI hospital in the United States. Hospital security was seen with Deliz right before the attack. The lowlife was caught on video slugging a 19-year-old Muslim woman at a MI hospital. As per reports by World Health Organisation, at least five women die of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth every hour while almost 45,000 women die due to childbirth-related causes every ... Read More »

United States to sue California over law trying to curb federal land sales

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The Justice Department is calling this another "extreme" law passed by California and argues the U.S. Constitution empowers the federal government to determine when lands are sold. Most of those acres are in the western U.S. The federal government owns around 46 percent of the land in California. "Both of these lawsuits are forcing us to spend precious taxpayer dollars and Department resources to litigate issues that most Americans believe are common sense", Sessions said. Read More »

Elephants Lifted By Crane Off Highway After Truck Flips Over

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Gregorio Serrano posted a video of authorities lifting one elephant into another truck after the crash. One of the elephants died from injuries that it sustained, while two others were hurt, local police say. "The elephants injured in the accident that has happened in Albacete are being assisted and removed". The Pozo Cañada council posted a video of the four surviving elephants in a compound on Sunday evening. Read More »

Studies suggest legalizing marijuana could cut opioid overdoses

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Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Two new studies released on Monday, April 2, 2018 suggest that legalization of marijuana may reduce the prescribing of opioids. They are highly addictive, and can lead to drug abuse, severe complications and overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 90 Americans a day die from opioid overdose . Read More »

Saudi Arabia denies Crown Prince's visit to Iraq

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Saudi Arabia has dismissed reports that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman intends to visit Iraq in the near future . I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. Regarding the country's guardianship laws, which stipulate for example a woman needing her male relative's permission to travel, the Saudi crown prince said those didn't exist before 1979. Read More »

Here is why Amit Shah cancelled his Mumbai Karnataka visit

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The BJP has also filed cases against several Congress leaders including Siddaramaiah for alleged violation of the MCC. Notably, BJP has started preparation for providing feed back to the party's National President. "This is a nefarious strategy of the Siddaramaiah government for political gains". Siddaramaiah has won five elections from Chamundeshwari constituency. Read More »

Protests Against Supreme Court Order On SC/ST Act

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Five people were killed in crossfiring in Madhya Pradesh alone, and one each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Almost 30 people- 20 from Ajmer and 10 from Jaipur - were detained in Rajasthan as protesters blocked rail and road traffic and vandalised public property, including a train, in many parts of the state. Read More »

Kosovo to investigate extradition of Turkish nationals

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They did not. They did not have enough trust to share the case with me, so I no longer trust them. Haradinaj said he had ordered each of the institutions involved to "fully engage in clarifying institutional responsibilities, possible constitutional and legal violations and immediately undertake comprehensive, detailed investigations". Read More »

Trump outraged over Mexico migrant 'caravan'

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On Twitter , Trump called on Republican congressman to "go nuclear" to stop the flow. "Mexico has got to help us at the border , ' said the president". No replacement has been instituted but court orders have maintained protections for recipients. In fact, to be eligible for Daca, applicants must have lived in the U.S. Read More »

Trade war with China? Just a slap - for now

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President Donald Trump said he was imposing to address unfair global practices and to protect America's steel and aluminum industries. "We're hopeful that the USA and China can move and successfully resolve their trade difference", Jim Monroe, a spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council, told the NY Daily News. Read More »

France to be hit by rail and air strikes

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The strikes will also test the strength of the historically powerful French unions. The announcement states that only 15% of the high-speed trains and 25% of the slower will travel during the protest. "French people don't want to put up with three months of chaos that has no justification", French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne told weekend newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche . Read More »

Russian spy poisoning: Skripal friend questioned over request for porridge

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Lavrov suggested that the poisoning of the Skripals "could also be in the interests of the British special forces who are known for their abilities to act with a licence to kill". Western countries expelled a total of more than 100 Russian diplomats in a concerted action, while Russia has so far expelled diplomats of 26 countries in response. Read More »

Taliban key leader among over a dozen killed in N. Afghanistan

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Afghan officials say the air strike in Kunduz province killed at least 30 militants. The number of air strikes carried out by Afghan and US forces has surged since a new strategy was announced by US President Donald Trump in August. Local people said the strike had hit a mosque and that a number of civilians had been killed and wounded. In 2017, the United Nations recorded 631 civilian casualties from air strikes by pro-government forces, including worldwide military forces, a 7% increase ... Read More »