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Canada beats US in Singapore sevens final


Now that we're back on track, it's best that we should allow Baber and the players to build-up from where they have left off in Hong Kong. But we showed up today, we showed the world we can beat anyone. The Canadians claimed their first World Sevens title with a thrilling four tries to three victory over their North American neighbours, who were chasing their second tournament success after winning at London in 2015. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says result of referendum clear: Presidential sources

Supporters of AK party react at the party headquarters in Ankara, April 16, 2017, in Turkey. He said some "from abroad" "tried to tell the Turkish nation what to do". In another Istanbul neighborhood, a "yes" voter expressed full support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Yes, yes, yes. Our leader is the gift of God to us", said Mualla Sengul. Read More »

BJP Will Try to Come to Power in Odisha in 2019 : Naidu

India's credibility has also significantly increased in the trade, strategic and diplomatic forums. The party's stunning victory in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has boosted the morale of the party - that it can defeat regional parties as well. Read More »

United passenger dragged off plane has a strong legal case, experts say


PR Week, which named Mr Munoz its U.S. communicator of the year just last month, described his response as "tone deaf" and framing the event "purely in terms of its effect on United , rather than the injured passenger". Munoz expressed regret for his widely-criticized initial response to the debacle in which he appeared to put partial blame for the incident on the passenger, saying he had "defied" authorities and "compounded" the incident. Read More »

Christians urged to reflect on the way of Jesus Christ

I preach Jesus born of a virgin, that while he was ideal and sinless in every way, He paid our sin debt when He was crucified, buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scripture. Suffering can cause isolation and a profound sense of loss. None of us knows when we will breathe our last, though we sometimes have indicators that our end is near. Read More »

Protests greet Jacob Zuma at 75

Attempts to get comment from the Presidency have gone unanswered, but the president will most likely not be there as he is expected to join members of the ANC in Kliptown, Johannesburg , to celebrate his birthday. The economic situation has deeply worsened, over the last six years. Zuma, who turned 75 on Wednesday, is due to step down as head of the ANC in December, and as president in advance of the 2019 general election. Read More »

Sasikala bereaved after nephew T V Mahadevan's passing

He was immediately taken to a private hospital at Kumbakonam, where he was declared "brought dead". The body was later shifted to a private hospital in Thanjavur. He is survived by wife and two daughters. Ms.Sasikala, her nephew V.N.Sudhakaran and J.Elavarasi, widow of Sasikala's brother Jayaraman were presently lodged in Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru after the Supreme Court convicted them for amassing assets disproportionate to their income. Read More »

Turkish PM to make statement on referendum at 1800 GMT - PM's office

Voters were asked to endorse an 18-article reform package put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would replace the current system of parliamentary democracy with a powerful executive presidency. "The decision of our nation is the most handsome decision". The president and Yildirim have been working closely and campaigned together for the "yes" vote. Read More »

Trump says China working with U.S

Trump's evolving views on those two world powers have brought the US back into alignment with former President Barack Obama's pattern of "great power" politics. A U.S. military official said the United States does not intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. Read More »

Crystal Palace close on survival after comeback earns draw

Both teams have taken 16 points their last seven games. He was on the staff for September's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win in Slovakia but made the call to leave when Gareth Southgate took over as senior manager. "The pressure is constant and no two days are the same". Cabaye halved the deficit within two minutes after Jeffrey Schlupp's deflected shot fell to the French midfielder who buried his strike from 10 yards to score for the second consecutive home game. Read More »

Many feared buried as hopes dim after Sri Lanka garbage dump landslide

Organizer of the "Movement Against the Meetotamulla Garbage Dump", Nuwan Bopage said that 24 bodies had been recovered from underneath the rubble so far and they believed there were at least 20 more bodies still trapped inside. A Sri Lankan woman affected by the garbage dump collapse cries as she awaits details about her missing family members outside an information center in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo , Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Read More »

Syria says will restore rule in evacuated towns

Moscow has strenuously objected to Trump's decision to launch 59 U.S. Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base that the U.S. says was used to pummel civilians with nerve gas, resulting in 87 deaths. secretary of state during Obama's first term and Trump's opponent in the election, for getting involved in foreign conflicts and waging wars in other countries. Read More »

North Korea fails missile launch

The rare re-routing of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its accompanying warships triggered concerns here about possible USA airstrike on DPRK targets. Trump did not release a statement on the launch. Speaking from Afghanistan on ABC , he made a point of stating several times that China, North Korea's key ally, was now concerned about the reclusive communist state's behaviour. Read More »

Pope opens free laundromat for Rome's poor


He read aloud one note given to him on behalf of all the young patients, who thanked him for meeting with them "because you give us hope and courage for tomorrow". twitter .com/lxOTrmGtbb- Star Tribune (@StarTribune) April 11, 2017 "The Pope's Laundry" as it's being called, is run by a volunteer catholic charity called the Community of St.Egidio. Read More »

Turkey referendum: Vote tightens as ballot count approaches end

The prime minister's office will be abolished. HDP's photo shows Baydemir in one of the no-vote rallies as he wears a scarf with Demirtas picture on it. A state of emergency imposed in the coup aftermath remains in effect. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticized OSCE on Friday, saying, "Who are you?" Since an attempted coup previous year, authorities have cracked down on perceived dissidents, jailing and persecuting tens of thousands of people, among them teachers, lawyers, ... Read More »

India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements in various sectors


The prime minister also complimented Hasina for her government's "zero-tolerance" policy towards terrorism and said "it is an inspiration for all of us". PM @narendramodi meets PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi . As Hasina highlighted the steps taken by her government to clamp down on militancy and terrorism, Sonia said the menaces should be contained in an iron hand. Read More »

Toll from attack on Syrian evacuees rises to 112


The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 43, adding that it likely would rise because of the extensive damage. In footage aired on Syrian TV, bodies were strewn outside buses, including fighters. A wounded girl, who said she lost her four siblings in the blast, told Al-Manar TV from her hospital bed that children who had been deprived of food for years in the two villages were approached by a man in the vehicle who told them to come and eat potato chips. Read More »

Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings Hundreds of Children to Warinanco Park


A growing tradition that many of us don't cherish, though, is the way adults overwhelm some of these events to make sure their kids don't get shortchanged. Bring your own basket. When the kids found all the eggs, they got into teams of two and played egg toss. Within a few years, the egg hunt outgrew Auburn High School and was moved to another local park, Duck Samford. Read More »

Thousands take part in anti-Zuma marches in South Africa


Ironically, President Zuma's foe, Pravin Gordhan , the former Finance Minister fired a fortnight ago, shares a birthday with the president. The reshuffle triggered several ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to junk status, making it harder for the country to borrow money on global markets. Read More »

United States says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack


Regardless of its damage, the attack - Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in United States involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. He said allegations that al-Assad's regime was behind a chemical weapons attack were "baseless" and suggested it was carried out by rebel groups to influence global public opinion. Read More »

North Korea show of strength as USA tensions rise

Also on show for the first time was the North's submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). USA officials say the Trump administration's emphasis will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. Pence is expected to discuss the best way to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. After arriving in the South Korean capital, he placed a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery and then worshipped with military personnel at an Easter church service at the U.S. Read More »