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One adult man was treated for smoke inhalation, and was later transported to SwedishAmerican Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A team of over 50 firefighters was able to extinguish the blaze in around 40 minutes, according to Charlotte Fire.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

    Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

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    In 2017, CASDA provided sexual assault help services to 158 victims in the Twin Ports area, totaling to 427 service hours. "It is important to have a passion for working with victims and a brief understanding of the trauma that folks go through and the ability and the willingness to provide that stability and that security for that person", Tiana Vanseth, the program supervisor for the Sexual Assault Center said.
  • Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties

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    In a federal court filing submitted Monday night, prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Mueller the specific authority to investigate former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's work for Ukrainian officials and his time in the Trump campaign.
  • Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

    Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

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    Local authorities intercepted the Rohingya boat off Langkawi, after it was first spotted at the weekend off Thailand, said Royal Malaysian Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin. The boat had stopped at an island in southern Thailand on Saturday after a storm, with officials there saying the refugees were heading to Malaysia.
  • Dow drops 700 points as Amazon tumbles, trade war fears rise

    Dow drops 700 points as Amazon tumbles, trade war fears rise

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    Trade tensions escalated between the US and China with Beijing slapping tariffs on 128 USA goods, from scrap aluminum and pork to nuts, wine and fruits. Customs tariff Commission of China's State Council has chose to introduce increased duties on 128 products from the United States in response to the recent decision of Washington relative to the duties on aluminium and steel from Beijing, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to RBC-Ukraine.
  • United States declares MML, TAK as terrorist outfits

    United States declares MML, TAK as terrorist outfits

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    Sales, the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism at the Department of State, noted: "today's amendments take aim at Lashkar e-Taiba's efforts to circumvent sanctions and deceive the public about its true character". Saeed created the MML in August past year as the group's political front. According to the press release issued by the US Department of State on April 2, LeT was designated as the foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Trump sues California over sales of United States lands

    Trump sues California over sales of United States lands

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    The lawsuit seeks an injunction against California Senate Bill 50, which requires the federal government to give the state's land commission the option to buy federal land before it can be transferred to another owner because the Justice Department claims it is unconstitutional.
  • What Happened to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Campaigns

    What Happened to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Campaigns

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    Honoring King through his own words paid homage to his enduring legacy, she said. April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination , the university will present a series of events that will center on the idea of "becoming the beloved community".
  • French rail workers begin major strike action over Macron's reform efforts

    French rail workers begin major strike action over Macron's reform efforts

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    Public support for the rail strike stands at just below half, according to an Ifop poll released Sunday, and commuters expressed a mixture of sympathy and frustration with the reduced service. One in every three trains to Germany was to operate, while the Eurostar service connecting London, Paris and Brussels was down to three out of every four trains, the SNCF said.
  • Netanyahu Cancels His Plan to Send Migrants Back to Africa

    Netanyahu Cancels His Plan to Send Migrants Back to Africa

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    Over the years, about 22,000 were sent to African countries including South Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda. Under the agreement, more than 16,000 would resettle in other countries, largely in Europe. The Canadian government has also committed to bring in 4,000 Eritrean government-assisted refugees by the end of this year. Israel is described as the most militarized country on Earth, but by now it should have learned that 70 years or 700 years of occupation will not affect the Palestinians' ...
  • Nine killed in Quetta attacks

    Nine killed in Quetta attacks

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    CNN reported on Tuesday that IS has hailed a "covert unit" of its militants who "managed to target a number of the combatant Christians". In the first attack against a Christian family, the family was travelling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on them on Quetta's Shah Zaman road.
  • Ex-spy's poisoning may be beneficial to Britain: Russian FM

    Ex-spy's poisoning may be beneficial to Britain: Russian FM

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    Amid the continuing expulsions of diplomats, Moscow said it would kick out a Montenegrin diplomat in response to the Balkan country's own expulsion of a Russian official. "It fits perfectly well into the framework of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and is geared to resolve the problem by civilized means". Following reports that the mission was slated for closure, Dmitry Peskov said: "Moscow is thoroughly analysing every unfriendly step taken against the Russian Federation, and each such ...
  • Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

    Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

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    The remark regarding Israel's right to sovereignty is sure to spark controversy in the Middle East with recent clashes on the Gaza border between Palestinians and the Israeli Defence Force around the Jewish holiday of Passover. "He is the Hitler of the Middle East", the crown prince said. Asked whether his country has a problem with anti-Semitism, Salman denied it, citing the large number of Jews in Saudi Arabia from the USA and Europe.
  • Boy Survives 12 Hours In LA Sewer After Falling Into Drainage Pipe

    Boy Survives 12 Hours In LA Sewer After Falling Into Drainage Pipe

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    When a plank broke, Jesse fell about 25 feet (8 meters) and landed in fast-moving sewage, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The drainage ditch is about 13 feet wide and two feet deep, with swift moving water. More than 100 firefighters participated in the search, along with park rangers and personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department, Department of Water and Power, and the California Highway Patrol.
  • Video Captures Attack on Muslim Woman at Detroit Hospital

    Video Captures Attack on Muslim Woman at Detroit Hospital

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    Beaumont Dearborn issued the following statement in response to the attack: "On Feb. 10, a patient in the Beaumont, Dearborn Emergency Center became physically aggressive with another patient in the waiting room". In an email to Storyful, the attorney for the subject of the attack said the defendant appeared to suffer from mental illness and yet was discharged into the ER waiting room where he caused a ruckus to other patients.
  • Israel deal for African migrants suspended: Netanyahu

    Israel deal for African migrants suspended: Netanyahu

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    Outside Israel's parliament, Eritrean migrants wear chains to mimic slaves at a January protest against the government's policy to deport African asylum seekers from Israel. Critics at home and in the Jewish American community have called the government's proposed response unethical and a stain on Israel's image as a refuge for Jewish migrants.
  • U.S. high court backs police in 'excessive force' case

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

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    Hughes was shot in May 2010 after three officers responded to a call of a person hacking on a tree with a large knife. Officers, believing Hughes was a threat to her roommate, drew their guns and told her twice to drop the knife. "It tells officers that they can shoot first and think later , and it tells the public that palpably unreasonable conduct will go unpunished", Sotomayor said.
  • Speedometer "Pinned At 90 MPH" In California SUV Off Cliff Crash

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    Sarah Hart's body was trapped between the roof and the seats in the rear of the vehicle. The remaining three children are missing and believed to be in the ocean. "They portrayed this happy little family and yet their daughter is telling us please, please, please, begging us not to go back they're abusing her and then Devonte coming over here and telling us that he's being starved to death", she said.
  • Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi to drum up support against Modi government

    Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi to drum up support against Modi government

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    Talking to media, he alleged that the Centre is trying to escape from taking up the No-Confidence motion on the pretext of uproar in the house, being created by the AIADMK members on the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) issue. However, slamming the move of YSR Congress, Naidu said, "YSR Congress party is afraid of elections which is why their MPs are resigning on the last day of the parliament session".
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Now Have To Carry Clear Backpacks

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Now Have To Carry Clear Backpacks

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    Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to class Monday, their first day back since organizing one of the largest youth-led protests in U.S. The students faced strict new security measures at the campus, implemented after the February 14 attack by Nikolas Cruz that killed 14 students and three educators.
  • London murder rate surpasses NYC's

    London murder rate surpasses NYC's

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    Elsewhere in the capital on Monday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in Walthamstow, east London and a second suffered stab wounds. The 17-year-old male was also hospitalised and is being treated for stab injuries. London's murder rate has grown by almost 40 per cent in three years, while police figures show that New York's has fallen by 87 per cent since 1990, raising pressure on mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick.
  • BJP brings out chargesheet against Cong govt in Karnataka

    BJP brings out chargesheet against Cong govt in Karnataka

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    What's causing sleepless nights to the BJP top brass is the party's own internal survey, which has given the Congress a lead in more than 100 seats. "It's a pathetic and insensitive statement by the chief minister", he said. But do you think that the Siddaramaiah government raised this demand after four and a half years? He said that this is true for both state and central levels.
  • Bharat Bandh: Nine killed as Dalit protests turn violent in several states

    Bharat Bandh: Nine killed as Dalit protests turn violent in several states

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    One person was killed and around 75 others, including 40 policemen, were injured in violent protests in several parts of the Uttar Pradesh today as Dalit groups demonstrated against what they alleged was the "dilution" of the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
  • Trump tells Mexico to stop migrants or lose trade deal

    Trump tells Mexico to stop migrants or lose trade deal

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    America, he argued, should pass tough immigration laws. Trump's use of the term "caravans" - also made in a sequence of tweets on Easter Sunday - was a reference to a large group of people who are heading through Mexico, hoping to reach the United States border .
  • China's New Tariffs On US Imports Threaten American Farmers

    China's New Tariffs On US Imports Threaten American Farmers

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    It's a fairly small move but investors are anxious it could be step toward a trade war that harms global commerce and company profits. But many trade analysts suggested that the Wall Street sell-off may be an overreaction. China's tariffs, which began on Monday, include a 25% increase on pork products and scrap aluminum as well as a 15% levy on 120 other USA commodities, from almonds to apples and berries.White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Monday in a statement that China's ...
  • Taliban key leader among over a dozen killed in N. Afghanistan

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

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    A Taliban key leader Mawlawi Burhan is among over a dozen people killed in Dasht Archi district of the northern Kunduz province on Monday, a local official said. The district of Dasht-e-Archi is a Taliban stronghold that has often been the scene of heavy fighting . Speaking to Anadolu Agency, he insisted that Taliban militants, including Tajiks had been hit in this raid.
  • Macron faces a fight to modernise the French economy

    Macron faces a fight to modernise the French economy

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    Facing a push for deep reforms by President Emmanuel Macron targeting the public sector and businesses, French unions kick off a wave of strikes Tuesday that analysts say will test how much weight they still carry. However, his proposal to slash benefits for SNCF workers as part of a larger plan to make the debt-ridden state train operator more competitive internationally does not sit well with the sector, nor do his similar cuts plans for workers in the energy and waste sectors.
  • Spurs clamp down on defense to snap Rockets' 11-game win streak

    Spurs clamp down on defense to snap Rockets' 11-game win streak

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    It hasn't just been one or two days. Paul missed the game with a sore left leg. D'Antoni said the star guard is "not quite there but looking very good for Tuesday" against Washington. There has been no betting line established for this game because the Suns could be without three regulars in Payton, Booker and Len. All you need to know is the team is winning.
  • Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson set for Tuesday Masters practice round

    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson set for Tuesday Masters practice round

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    Day has started 2018 in much better form than what he displayed for most of 2017, with a victory at Torrey Pines in the Farmers Insurance Open in January and a tie for second at Pebble Beach in his next start. "Lefty" is always prone for drama and has often played his way right out of victory by taking risks, but his legendary short game routinely grants him short putts on the treacherous greens that routinely put an end to good rounds.
  • Tampa Police shoot, kill man wanted for murder in Georgia

    Tampa Police shoot, kill man wanted for murder in Georgia

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    The victim was transported to CMC Main for treatment of her not life-threatening injuries. "Through the investigation we discovered where he was located: in Tampa, Fla .", South Fulton Detective Jeffrey Rittberg said at a news conference.
  • Increased Actions Asked in Mongolia against Child Abuse

    Increased Actions Asked in Mongolia against Child Abuse

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    Monday morning at the Mesa County Commissioners meeting, Mesa County proclaimed April child abuse prevention month. It is an important part of community life in the many neighborhoods it serves. The rape that took place earlier this month made a group of mothers call on social networks for a demonstration seeking to achieve better government measures toward the victims and greater public awareness, initiatives that will be presented to the Government on April 2nd.
  • SC: 'scheme' does not mean only Cauvery management board

    SC: 'scheme' does not mean only Cauvery management board

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    Earlier this year, on February 16, the Supreme Court partially modified the final verdict of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) and reduced the allocation of water shared by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. On March 31, Centre also sought clarification on the constitution of Cauvery Management Board . On 6 April, the DMDK is organising a protest in Thiruvarur, the Cauvery delta region and on 11 April the PMK and traders' association has announced a state-wide bandh.
  • At least six dead as caste protests turn violent in India

    At least six dead as caste protests turn violent in India

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    Caste violence continues to be a problem in the country. Violence and arson were witnessed in various states including Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The rigid Hindu caste system also forces some Dalit castes into occupations which are considered unclean by the so-called higher castes, such as cleaning human excreta and disposing of dead people and animals.
  • Unarmed Stephon Clark shot eight times by police

    Unarmed Stephon Clark shot eight times by police

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    Observers said the deputy struck the woman at a high rate speed of speed, while authorities said the vehicle was moving slowly and the deputy was responding to a unsafe situation created by some of the demonstrators. Cleveland was taken to a hospital with injuries and later released. "The officers responded to a call and ultimately were able to see the subject they believed was responsible for the breaking into the cars that they were there for", said Hahn.
  • Mormon church adds diversity to Quorum

    Mormon church adds diversity to Quorum

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    He also oversees the church's businesses, which include real estate, farms, publishing, life insurance, nonprofits, a Polynesian cultural center in Hawaii and an upscale outdoor mall in Salt Lake City. Being counselors doesn't put them ahead in line to become president, but Oaks happens to be next in line as the longest-tenured member. Almost half of the 12 Apostles joined in the last three years due to the deaths of aging members, reported the AP.
  • Arkansas State Police officer, suspect shot on Easter Sunday

    Arkansas State Police officer, suspect shot on Easter Sunday

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    Details were sparse Sunday night on an officer-involved shooting confirmed by an Arkansas State Police spokesman. Trooper Sheldon is in stable condition. She is presently incarcerated at the Garland County Detention Center. Investigative information from the case file being prepared by state police will be provided to the Hot Spring County prosecuting attorney later today in order to formally charge Kittinger.
  • Cauvery: Centre seeks time, Tamil Nadu for contempt action

    Cauvery: Centre seeks time, Tamil Nadu for contempt action

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    TNCC chief Thirunavukkarasar, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thol Thirumavalavan, state secretaries of the CPI (M) and the CPI K. Balakrishnan and R. With the support of its ally the Congress, and friendly parties, including CPI, CPI (M), DMK has also announced a state-wide shutdown on April 5. The demonstration got transformed into a road roko as the party activists led by working president MK Stalin and his son Udayanidhi blocked the flow of traffic along the Arcot Road, one of the ...
  • Police arrest taxi drivers for alleged rape in Yenagoa

    Police arrest taxi drivers for alleged rape in Yenagoa

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    The Independent Police Conduct Authority is also investigating. Police are appealing to the public to contact them about any sightings of a white 2005 Subaru Legacy Lagoon between Silverdale and Warkworth on SH1 between 1:20am and 4am on Saturday.
  • Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has finally fallen from the sky

    Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has finally fallen from the sky

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    The Chinese called Tiangong-1 " Heavenly Palace ". Executive director of space engineering at the University of Sydney's School of Aerospace, Warwick Holmes, said people should not fear the space station crash. So, China built its very own space station: Tiangong-1. The US space agency's Skylab was nearly 80 tonnes in mass when it came back partially uncontrolled in 1979.