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Global Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed
Author: 0 Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Thousands of women and young girls have been abducted in the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million. "He offered support without us asking and I am sure he will still support us in managing our 82 daughters by the time they leave this hospital and come to us", the minister said.

Author: 0 Here's everything you need to know about the local election results

But he told ITV1's Good Morning Britain the results were not "the wipeout that people expected" and insisted it is still "all to play for" in the General Election in just five weeks' time. Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" that Labour had lost "too many" councillors, but said the party was "closing the gap on the Conservatives". The Labour party lost control of seven councils and 380 seats, but won the mayoral contests in northern England cities of Doncaster and Liverpool, according to ...

Global Kidnapped Nigerian girls freed from Boko Haram
Author: 0 Kidnapped Nigerian girls freed from Boko Haram

Yet mediator and lawyer Zannah Mustapha said some of the abducted girls had refused to go home, fuelling fears that they have been radicalised by the jihadists, and may feel afraid, ashamed or even too powerful to return to their old lives.

Author: 0 Phil Anderson: Remembering my Mom on Mother's Day

You might consider a visit to a mother at a nursing home or memory care unit on this Sunday. Mother's day is here and it's the ideal day to make your mom feel special for everything she has done for you . Mother's Day may seem like a fairly innocuous holiday for most people, but not for its creator, Anna Jarvis. Pride has kept her from revealing her situation.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Abbas lied to President Trump

But he also said outsiders can not impose terms on the parties - which some see as a coded warning that there are limits to the USA willingness to invest political capital. Okal said that if Trump is serious about making peace, he will outline his vision and pressure the parties to agree to it. According to the White House the two leaders President reaffirmed the joint determination of the Palestinian Authority and the United States to combating violence and terrorism.

Author: 0 Progress? Powers agree on Syria no-fly zone after chemical-weapons attacks

Separately, a Syrian monitoring group and an official with a USA -backed force said on Thursday that Kurdish-led fighters have captured all parts of a Tabqa, a northern town in Syria that was held by ISIS. The airspace over the safe zones may also be closed for the planes of the US-led coalition, with Russia's Foreign Ministry saying the issue is being negotiated between the Russian and American militaries.

Author: 0 Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader

Abdulatif al-Qanou said in an emailed statement to the press that Haniya had replaced Khaled Meshaal as head of the 15-member politburo after winning a secret ballot by the Shura Council. Gaza-born Haniyeh, 54, served as Palestinian prime minister after the group's victory in 2006 polls and continued to claim the title despite being officially sacked by Palestinian president and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas.

Global Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights
Author: 0 Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights

The Gunners come into the match in impressive form however, with five wins in their last six matches, with the upturn in fortunes coming since an important formation change. However Watford are only two points beneath them at the moment - they're in 15th. Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal side for sticking together in their comfortable victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Global Bill Maher Blames Bill Clinton for FBI Director Comey Firing
Author: 0 Bill Maher Blames Bill Clinton for FBI Director Comey Firing

Let's not forget that. "If Bill Clinton hadn't walked on Loretta Lynch's plane, then she would have been making the statement instead of Comey", Maher continued. If that weren't enough, President Trump also admitted that he asked Comey over that dinner if he was "under investigation". Comey was concerned with the meeting regardless of Lynch's defense, and said that he lived his whole life caring about the credibility and integrity of the criminal justice process.

Global US Intel Chiefs Express Doubts About Kaspersky Security Software
Author: 0 US Intel Chiefs Express Doubts About Kaspersky Security Software

ABC News and Buzzfeed News this week reported USA officials were increasingly concerned that Russian spies might seek to use Kaspersky computer-security software to spy on Americans or sabotage key us systems. If U.S. officials ban the company or remove its software from government computers, they could be putting themselves at greater risk from cyberattacks.

Author: 0 Xi, new South Korean leader talk nuclear

The center would gather experienced officers from across the Central Intelligence Agency in one entity "to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target", it said. A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package of tougher sanctions .

Author: 0 BC has first minority government in 65 years

The Liberal candidate in Courtenay-Comox lost by nine votes after advance and general ballots were counted on Tuesday, leaving the party with one seat short of the 44 needed to mount their fifth straight majority government. Officially, Clark remains premier until the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature. "BC Greens have said we can work with anyone", Weaver said.

Global Donald Trump changes his Twitter banner to hit back at Russian Federation links
Author: 0 Donald Trump changes his Twitter banner to hit back at Russian Federation links

On February 9, four days before Flynn was sacked as national security adviser, the Washington Post reported that Flynn had "privately discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation with that country's ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials".

Author: 0 Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin talk Syria, North Korea in phone call

The US would send a representative to the cease-fire talks in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 3-4, Xinhua news agency cited the statement. The pair went on to agree they should work together against Islamic militants in the Middle East. Sky's US Correspondent Amanda Walker said: " Donald Trump's admiration for Putin during the election was baffling". -Russian diplomatic efforts on Syria .

Global BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back
Author: 0 BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Whether the Liberals will attempt to govern on an ad-hoc basis with case by case support of the other two parties, or seek a more formalized agreement with the BC Greens remains to be seen. "Now is not the time for those discussions". Yvonne Prest, although not elected, did better than any Green Party candidate in the area to date, taking 11 per cent of the vote share with 1814 votes.

Global French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls
Author: 0 French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

Many voters who had supported other candidates in the election's first round reluctantly cast runoff ballots for Macron only to prevent Le Pen from entering the Elysee Palace. But an official said Wednesday that Valls had not yet fulfilled the criteria to be a candidate. Monday was a French national holiday marking decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of nationalist populism.

Author: 0 Tillerson says U.S. won't be rushed on Paris climate pact

Lavrov will again be at Tillerson's side Thursday, as the pair present the council a jointly negotiated motion to ease access to Arctic waters to worldwide climate scientists. Rex Tillerson landed on Wednesday afternoon and immediately held a meeting with a congressional delegation as well as Arctic representatives from Alaska's indigenous people.

Author: 0 Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Stangarone also added that whatever worldwide plans Moon has, the economic situation in South Korea and the fact that he was elected following an impeachment mean that domestic issues will constrain what he wants to do. Beijing says the system threatens China's own security because its radar system is able to peer deep into the country's northeast and monitor its flights and missile launches.

Author: 0 Green vote helped NDP more than Liberals, says UBC prof

While Horgan said it's clear British Columbians want change after 16 years under the Liberals, Clark said she reads the result as a plea to the parties to work together. She was chosen as leader of the Liberals in 2011 and staged a come-from-behind victory in 2013, the Liberals fourth consecutive majority. With the vote count not complete, the Liberals, which are not linked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal Party, had won 43 seats in the 87-seat provincial ...

Author: 0 North Korea holds another missile launch test

Other tests that originated from there have had mixed results with the last two attempts leading to near immediate detonation of the projectiles upon takeoff. A North Korean diplomat said that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Donald Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set".

Author: 0 IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base

Iraqi security forces said Islamic State leader Jassim al-Basri died in a US -led coalition airstrike in Mosul as elite teams escalated the offensive to capture the city's western industrial area on Monday. There already have been undeclared inscreases in the number of USA troops deployed to Iraq, with 300 to 500 new soldiers posted to Anbar and Nineveh provinces, Iraqi offocials have told The New Arab .

Author: 0 Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

In recent months the Trump administration has suggested a military option is on the table, sending fears of conflict spiralling - although the USA president changed tone last week, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's young ruler, Kim Jong-Un.

Author: 0 Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace

Washington wants to increase pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions, in contrast to Mr Moon's advocacy for greater engagement with the reclusive North. The policy called for closer bilateral ties between Seoul and Pyongyang and encouraged cross-border cooperation. "Has North Korea recognized its wrongdoings as a result of this policy of applying strong pressure?" On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted in a congratulatory message to Moon that he would like ...

Global United States man captures 16-foot python
Author: 0 United States man captures 16-foot python

At 16 feet and 10 inches, the snake made for a good pay day for The Wildman. Get the DUHtails at WBBH NBC News-2. Snake hunter Dusty "Wildman" Crum caught a huge python in the Everglades during a hunt. Inside the python, they found 78 eggs, or 78 pythons that will not be terrorizing the wildlife in South Florida, according to Chron . "Wildman's" catch, was also 130 pounds.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey was 'showboat' and he planned to fire him anyway

President was going to remove Federal Bureau of Investigation director "regardless" of Justice Department advice. Trump called the ex-FBI director "a showboat" because of course the White House is a middle school cheerleading competition in which Steve "Big Poppa" Bannon assured Trump that he would be the lead! "I said, if it's possible would you let me know, 'Am I under investigation?' Trump told Holt.

Author: 0 North Korea Carries Out Another Missile Test

The news comes after weeks of increasing tensions between the United States and North Korea, with both countries threatening war. The launch, if it is confirmed to be test-firing of a ballistic missile, would be the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight.

Global Nirbhaya Case: Finally Verdict Announced, Bollywood Celebs React!
Author: 0 Nirbhaya Case: Finally Verdict Announced, Bollywood Celebs React!

Reacting to the court's judgment, Nirbhaya's father BN Singh said, " I am khush (happy )". Expressing her lament over the Supreme Court taking a substantive amount of time in upholding the death sentence of the four convicts involved in the gang rape and murder of her daughter nearly five years ago, Asha Devi on Friday demanded creation of fast track courts and a law to hang juveniles in such crimes.

Global Bank of England says solid economic growth is linked to 'smooth' Brexit
Author: 0 Bank of England says solid economic growth is linked to 'smooth' Brexit

Kristin Forbes was the sole policy maker to vote for a rate hike in March. BoE Governor Mark Carney held a press conference following the BoE announcements, in which he defended record-low policies and argued that higher inflation was a price worth paying if it allowed for more job creation as low interest rates do.

Global Trump threatens to cancel briefings for `sake of accuracy´
Author: 0 Trump threatens to cancel briefings for `sake of accuracy´

Spicer was back to answering questions Friday about Comey's firing. Trump's comments followed strong criticism of the performance of his press team in the days after the firing of FBI Director James Comey . His position was backed up by the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who said that Trump should "immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading - and in this case threatening - statement".

Author: 0 James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

During a Thursday interview with NBC's Lester Holt , Trump said he made the decision to fire Comey on his own, and that he would have done it regardless of what Rosenstein recommended, adding that he had been thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with Trump" when he came to his decision to fire Comey .

Author: 0 China mum over Lanka rejecting submarine docking

Sri Lanka is hosting the International Vesak Day for the first time. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will travel to China on Saturday with a high level delegation to participate in the Belt and Road Forum on China's envisaged plan for a wider global trade network.

Author: 0 North Korea supports dialogue with USA under right conditions

North Korea on Friday slammed the United States Congress for passing a new law to tighten sanctions against the Pyongyang regime. Last month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a special ministerial session of the U.N. This year's war games were the biggest ever, and reportedly included training for precision strikes and assaults meant to take out Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants.

Global North Korea would talk with Trump administration under 'right conditions'
Author: 0 North Korea would talk with Trump administration under 'right conditions'

Moon and Trump spoke over the phone on Wednesday, vowing to maintain close cooperation in handling North Korea's nuclear threats. Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea , from which two professors were recently arrested by authorities, has drawn dozens of USA citizens and Christian missionaries despite grave risks.

Global North Korean diplomat open to U.S. talks 'under the right conditions'
Author: 0 North Korean diplomat open to U.S. talks 'under the right conditions'

The South Korean president may be seeking an early deployment of Korean Air and Missile Defense, also known as KAMD. "As the US House of Representatives enacts more and more of these reckless hostile laws, North Korea's efforts to strengthen nuclear deterrent will gather greater pace, beyond anyone's imagination", it added.

Global Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Flynn In Russia Probe
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Flynn In Russia Probe

Defending Flynn, Trump said that former acting Attorney general Sally Yates was also of the opinion that it wasn't necessary to fire Flynn immediately, after he reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence on his interactions with Russian representatives.

Author: 0 James Comey's dismissal: Differing accounts from Trump officials

The tweets came a day after Trump told NBC anchor Lester Holt that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation of top Department of Justice officials. Mr McCabe promised to tell senators of any White House meddling into the agency's probe on Russian Federation. "It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely", he said.

Author: 0 Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

The ousted director has told associates he was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with Trump just seven days after the January 20 inauguration, according to the paper. Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week, and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings.

Author: 0 Dueling Protests as Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans

The statue is the second of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the city, after the protests and legal challenges . Mayor Landrieu says the removals are to make " New Orleans more diverse, but Landrieu can not be inclusive, tolerant, or diverse when he is erasing a very specific and undeniable part of New Orleans' history", said Pierre McGraw, President of the Monumental Task Committee.

Author: 0 Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

Xi told Moon that China has always upheld the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and that the nuclear issue should be resolved through talks, which are in everyone's interests, according to the state television report. and China over the THAAD missile defense system. "Moon had to be loyal to the policy line of engagement with North Korea, which is the identity his party represents".

Global Health experts in Congo identify two more suspected Ebola cases
Author: 0 Health experts in Congo identify two more suspected Ebola cases

The outbreak is not linked to previous Ebola flare-ups in the Congo, or the one that tore through West Africa in 2014, killing more than 11,000 people, said Mr Tarik Jasarevic, a World Health Organization spokesman. An experimental vaccine was recently developed that World Health Organization says could be used in emergencies. In 2014, the country controlled an outbreak in the Boende region, another remote part of the country.

Author: 0 Pakistan, China have more potential to strengthen bilateral cooperation: President Xi

The Pakistani leader said both Islamabad and Beijing favoured negotiations with India as it is the "most viable solution to the Kashmir dispute". It has two components - the Silk Road Economic Belt that will be established along the Eurasian land corridor from the Pacific coast to the Baltic Sea, and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road.

Author: 0 SEAL Killed In Somalia Identified

Milliken was killed during an operation against the al-Shabab extremist group in a remote area about 40 miles west of Mogadishu , the African country's capital, according to the U.S. Al-Shabab via its Shahada News Agency said "an air landing operation by US special forces was thwarted in Lower Shabelle province and a number of their soldiers were killed and wounded", the SITE Intelligence Group reported.

Global Turkey condemns United States move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters
Author: 0 Turkey condemns United States move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey views the YPG as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984 and is considered a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and Europe. "I hope that they will turn away from this wrong", he said. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is to visit President Donald Trump in Washington next Tuesday.

Author: 0 US complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

At the upcoming forum, all parties will identify major cooperative projects, set up working groups and establish an investment cooperation centre, Xinhua news agency reported . Third, Russia wants to compensate the vanished economic agenda of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) with the Chinese-led OBOR. "It is only natural that Xi will declare that he will fight against protectionism in front of these leaders", said Wu Junhua, a China scholar and counselor at the Japan Research ...

Global Trump warns Comey not to leak conversations
Author: 0 Trump warns Comey not to leak conversations

Mr. Trump said that he would prefer the investigations into the matter now going on in the House, the Senate, and the FBI "take their time ". Senate aides have told NPR that Comey met with key members just before he was sacked. He said at that dinner, Comey told him he was not under investigation. Trump said he had asked Comey whether he was under investigation and Comey denied it.

Global North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader
Author: 0 North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader

North Korea is accusing the US and South Korea of plotting to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un. The North's ministry of state security said in a statement on Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency "assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not require access to the target".