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Hawaii's Kilauea Has a Long History of Destruction

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But clearly, not everyone was so anxious. A spike in toxic sulphur dioxide gas closed schools around the village of Pahoa, 40 km east of the volcano, where fissures have destroyed 37 homes and other structures and forced about 2000 residents to evacuate, health officials said. Read More »

Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza

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Instead, Israel must stop the shooting and killing and immediately lift the closure, thereby safeguarding the lives and human rights of the people of Gaza and the region as a whole. Israeli newspaper Haaretz earlier on Monday reported that Vietnam was among the 32 countries that participated in the gala on Sunday. "The group has encouraged civilians - especially teenagers and children - to approach the Israeli border during the mass protests, according to Shin Bet - Israel's internal ... Read More »

Putin meets Assad, calls for 'political process' on Syria

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This will be an important occasion for the two leaders to exchange views on worldwide matters in a broad and long-term perspective with the objective of further strengthening the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership, a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), issued on May 14, read. Read More »

Turkey will help the Palestinians to judge Israel in the Hague

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The day is being marked as Israeli troops shot dead at least 61 Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when USA embassy was being opened in Jerusalem, a move that stirred concerns in Middle East and the Muslim world. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey April 16, 2018. The ministry had on Wednesday, re-assured that Nigeria's official position for a two state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has not ... Read More »

Indore Ranked as Cleanest City For Second Time Under Swachh Bharat Mission

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One of their other unique experiments included installation of a huge Radio at Roshanpura square. Bhopal has been ranked second and Chandigarh third in the survey at the national level. Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience. Read More »

Cauvery management scheme: Supreme Court reserves order

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The SC bench did not heed submissions of senior advocate Shyam Divan, who was representing Karnataka, that finalisation of the draft Cauvery scheme be put on hold till the first week of July as the process of government formation was underway in the state. Read More »

West Hartford's Lhakpa Sherpa Breaks Record by Successfully Reaching Mount Everest Summit

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Kami Rita Sherpa , 48, successfully scaled Sagarmatha, as the 8,848-metre Everest in known in Nepal, for the 22nd time and set a record for most ascents of the peak by a male climber. The United States-based climber has repeatedly broken her own record for the most Everest summits by a woman. She moved to America 16 years ago and says she plans to continue climbing, while keeping her job in the supermarket. Read More »

Bengal panchayat results: Trinamool takes lead, BJP emerges second

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The repoll was necessitated following largescale violence on May 14 single phase panchayat election in 20 districts of the state in which some 26 people have been killed so far during polling day and post-poll violence. According to the sources, if the counting for the 31,834 gram panchayat seats - excluding the 16,814 uncontested seats - is done first, people might have to wait longer to know the complete set of panchayat poll results. Read More »

Pope Francis expresses concern over escalating violence in Middle East

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In addition, a baby died from tear gas inhalation, the Gaza Health Ministry said, bringing the death toll to 58. "We insist on the need for the Vatican to modify its discourse and- in addition to speaking about pain, forgiveness and sins- it is imperative that they recognize crimes, wrongs, and reparations and trust all the information it has to the hands of federal justice", the delegation said, some of whom identified themselves as victims of the Marist Brothers religious order. Read More »

U.S. imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

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The action was undertaken jointly with members of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC): Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman. Washington's claims against Hezbollah come while the movement has been playing a significant role in the Syrian army's fight against Takfiri terror groups, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front, thus preventing the spillover of the militancy gripping neighboring Syria into Lebanon. Read More »

Alabama, Texas agree to games in 2022-23

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Having last met in the 2009 National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, the Longhorns and Crimson Tide have played nine times dating back to 1902 with Texas holding a 7-1-1 series advantage. Because of this agreement, Texas and Ohio State have moved their previously scheduled home-and-home series back to 2025 (Austin) and 2026 (Columbus). Read More »

Parkland officer called coward gets a $8702-a-month pension

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The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports Peterson is raking in a monthly pension of US$8,702.35 after resigning February 22, a week after the mass shooting. Fred Guttenberg and Andrew Pollack , two fathers whose children were killed in the shooting, slammed Peterson for still being paid despite his inaction. Read More »

Kent State graduate celebrates by strolling campus with her AR-10

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Bennett was referring to the infamous 1970 incident at the university in which Ohio Nation Guardsmen opened fire on student protesters, killing four and wounding nine. Kent State College graduate, Kaitlin Bennett , went viral for taking a parting shot at her faculty's anti-gun coverage Sunday. "They say they're against violence, but then they say they want to kill me". Read More »

UK slashes maximum stake on gambling machines to £2

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People can now bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on electronic casino games like roulette. Use of FOBTs has been linked to crime, debt, family breakdown and mental illness; the Centre for Economic and Business Research think tank estimates that it costs the country £1.5 billion a year. Read More »

Students and Resource Officer Praised After School Shooting Incident

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Sounds like firecrackers, and then there's dead silence. Police Chief Steven Howell Jr. said several shots were fired near the auditorium, and Dallas rushed to the area to confront the gunman. Danny Langloss, Dixon City Manager tweeted "So grateful for the heroic actions of the Dixon police officer who stopped the armed gunman at Dixon high school". Read More »

Ocala teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class

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A Florida teacher has been removed from the classroom after he drowned "nuisance animals" that had interfered in his agriculture class, Ocala.com reports . The Florida Fish and Wildlife Fee launched an investigation after dad and mom notified the company, in line with FOX51. Many people who commented on the post expressed similar thoughts. Read More »

Panama Papers Film Set to Star Hollywood A List

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Renowned director Steven Soderbergh will be at the helm of the film, which is based on the Jake Bernstein book " Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite". Scott Z. Burns ( Contagion ) wrote the screenplay. More than 11 million records were leaked about Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which allowed the wealthy to funnel money illegally in and around the world. Read More »

White House Eliminates Major Cybersecurity Position

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The White House did not respond to questions on the move, first reported by Politico , which quoted from the internal memo. CNN reported last month Bolton pushed out Tom Bossert as homeland security adviser to make room for his own team, as several other officials left the National Security Council, including deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow and Joyce, who served as Bossert's deputy. Read More »

Turkish Banker Sentenced To 32 Months In Iran Sanctions Case

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Earlier in 2018, Atilla was convicted of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions. Under the sentencing, which started in the morning, Atilla's total incarceration is 32 months, with his time served subtracted from that total, meaning he will be free after 18 months. Read More »

Gina Haspel, CIA pick, easily clears intel committee

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Republicans have a slim two-seat majority over Democrats in the Senate. He suggests Haspel wouldn't have been a controversial nominee if a Democratic president had appointed her. Haspel supervised one of the covert detention sites in Thailand where suspects were harshly interrogated. Republican Senator John McCain , who was tortured during years spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, led a push to reject Haspel after she refused to describe the interrogation methods used after the 9/11 ... Read More »

Man Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Autopsy Finds

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There have been several reports of vape-pens exploding in the past, but this is believed to be the first death caused by one in the US. Claiming its devices do not explode, a rep for the maker tells the outlet he suspects something went wrong with the atomizer or battery, noting copycat batteries are an issue. Read More »

Coastal Awards rank Welsh beaches among the best in the world

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In total, 65 beaches around the country can now proudly fly a Blue Flag - an global award which means visitors can be sure they are clean and safe. The announcement means the South West retains its title as Britain's beach capital, having won more awards than anywhere else in the country. Read More »

Teachers rally outside NC Capitol for better pay, increased school funds

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While teachers need money to survive, most say the love for educating students drew them to the profession, not the pay check. "If I'm going to teach civics there's no better real world experience that being out here and using my voice and my rights as a voter and as a citizen exercising my civic duty to advocate for myself and colleagues and neighbors and my students and our communities across rural North Carolina". Read More »

California mother charged with felony child abuse

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Father Jonathan Allen, 29, has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of torture and felony child abuse . Judge William J. Pendergast agreed with the deputy district attorney's request to set bail at $495,000 United States, saying Rogers "may not be a danger to the public at large, but these charges make clear she is a danger to the children". Read More »

Starbucks unveils massive China plan to open 2700 stores, triple revenue

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The idea is to expand the company's revenue three-fold in China over this span, while also doubling its operating profit in the country between 2017 and 2022. Consumers are also shopping more at home, shunning brick-and-mortar retail for e-commerce. "Our company has a strong, healthy, responsible business with purpose-driven values that celebrates our incredible 47 years of coffee expertise in sourcing, roasting, blending and handcrafting some of the world's finest coffees", Wong said "The ... Read More »

Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian to get his own Star Wars spin-off movie

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Premiere editors have since also issued a clarification online, explaining there was a "misunderstanding between our journalist and Kathleen Kennedy ", as a Calrissian movie won't be happening anytime soon. In either case, Lucasfilm is still interested in making more Star Wars films so next year's Star Wars : Episode IX won't be the last one. The official Star Wars Celebration Twitter account has announced that 2019's fan-favorite convention of all things Star Wars will be ... Read More »

Bolton: US Could Sanction European Companies Doing Business With Iran

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A Professor of International Relations, Ogba Oche, has said that President Donald Trump's recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was an indication that he would soon withdraw from other agreements. It's true that European powers tried to save the JCPOA by proposing a package that addressed Trump's concerns about the agreement. France and other western allies have been critical of Washington's plan to reimpose sanctions on any companies doing business with Iran. Read More »