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UN human rights office hits out at 'rushed' Arkansas executions

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His final words were, "The words that I speak will forever be, will forever ..." before he fell silent. Thirty-eight-year-old Kenneth Williams died by lethal injection late Thursday night. He was convicted in 1995 of murdering a woman in her home two years earlier . Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, convicted separately of rape and murder in the 1990s, were then executed on Monday in the nation's first double execution in almost 17 years. Read More »

Merkel's party scores strong win in state poll

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German chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) leader in North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet (C-L) stand on stage during a CDU campaign rally for state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on May 5, 2017 in Bonn, western Germany. Read More »

Nigeria President seeks treatment in London

Length of stay to be determined by London doctors. The statement issued on Sunday indicated that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will lead the country in his absence. The wording of the president's recent letter has generated much debate, with critics accusing Buhari of deliberately undermining his deputy. After the letter was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, a senator observed that there was no reference to Osinbajo as the "Acting President" in it. Read More »

1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest Airlines jet

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Derek Green from the Burbank Police Department told the Los Angeles Times that one person was arrested as a result of the incident. Flight 2530 on Sunday had arrived from Dallas and was stopping in Burbank before heading to Oakland. The other passenger suffered minor injuries including a chipped tooth, but did not seek medical treatment. The video got a lot of attention and Krause believes the flight attendant deserves some, too. Read More »

Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

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President Tayyip Erdoğan called on Washington to reverse the decision Wednesday, saying the us should support its ally, and not a terror group, as Ankara considers the Kurdish forces. Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also denounced the USA move, saying "every weapon that reaches the (Kurds') hands is a threat to Turkey ". Read More »

Iranian Weapons Storage Facility Hit Outside Damascus

But Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said it was consistent with Israel's policy to prevent arms transfers through to Hezbollah, while stopping short of confirming his country was behind the incident. Multiple dawn strikes hit an ammunition depot complex near Damascus airport used by Iranian-backed forces supplied via an air corridor between the Syrian capital and Tehran, two senior rebel sources operating in the Damascus areas. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan urges the USA to reverse decision to arm Syrian Kurds

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Air Force Colonel John Dorrian told reporters. Turkey slammed the Trump administration's decision to supply Syrian Kurdish fighters with weapons against the Islamic State group and demanded Wednesday that it be reversed, heightening tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies days before the Turkish leader heads to Washington for a meeting with President Donald Trump. Read More »

Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

All three were arrested on charges of inciting or encouraging a riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. "They said we could fly out the next day in the morning", he recalled. Police say Desmond Waul , 22, Janice Waul , 24, and Devante Garrett , 22 threatened employees of the airport and deputies with physical violence - even after authorities asked them to leave the airport several times . Read More »

Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party

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The move came almost two months after the Punjab Assembly polls results where Kejriwal-led party had won 20 out of 117 seats. He also reflected his displeasure over not being given the task of campaigning during the assembly polls. "It looks very awkward". "I have been given the responsible to re-structure the party in the state and I will be doing this by removing the misgivings that some party cadre have developed. Read More »

Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby in the Slop

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Pletcher admitted to a few anxious moments during the race. "For whatever reason, he was ready to run upon arrival". "When you kind of have a vision four or five months in advance, then it all comes together, it's especially rewarding". He raced wide in the middle of the 20-horse field down the backstretch and rallied to finish fourth. But right now, there's only one horse that people care about and that's only because he isn't fresh, having slogged his way around Churchill Down for 1 ¼ miles. Read More »

Conservatives claim there are no more 'no-go areas' in Scotland

With exactly one month to go until the general election, Ms Sturgeon said that without a strong SNP voice for Scotland at Westminster the Tories will think they have a free hand to negotiate any Brexit deal - or crash out of Europe without a deal - in the months and years to come. Read More »

PM launches integrated case management system of SC

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Lauding the Supreme Court for taking steps towards paperless courts, he urged the lawyers to extend free legal aid to the poor litigants. Expressing concern at the situation in Kashmir valley, members of the delegation said that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can resolve the issue. Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh to lead terror group

Instead, Palestinians under the rule of Hamas in Gaza have suffered oppression, hardship, war and deprivation. In a video message posted online on Sunday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu joined US President Trump in labelling CNN and the New York Times " fake news ". Read More »

Kumar Vishwas slams Kejriwal on MCD election defeat

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He said that the party needs "radical reforms". "Seems people's disillusionment with the AAP government is far stronger than their disapproval of BJP-led MCD", tweeted Yogendra Yadav, president of Swaraj India, which he formed after leaving AAP. Read More »

Sturgeon plays down Tory threat in Scotland

Across Scotland, we also know people are looking for somebody to stand up to the SNP. Although it marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections , the outcome of those elections was, in truth, widely regarded as something as a disappointment for the nationalists. Read More »

Trump to delay decision on Paris climate agreement until after summit

But it was postponed. But an ongoing argument over the fate of the 2015 Paris climate accord has spilled into unusually public view as top advisers to the President near a decision on withdrawing from the landmark pact . Trump, who wants to boost the USA coal industry, is expected to announce in the coming days whether he will scrap an accord for which his predecessor campaigned. Read More »

Records from suspect's court appearance sealed

This photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Saucedo, 23, who's suspected in the serial killings of nine people in the case authorities dubbed the Serial Street Shooter . Beltran said Pena was friendly with everyone and a devoted son who liked to run, work out and read the Bible. Lydia Lopez, the mother of Jesse Olivas, said she suspected her son's death was connected to the Serial Street Shooter. Read More »

EU official draws laughs with Brexit humour

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He said: "I will express myself in French because, slowly but surely, English is losing importance in Europe". President Donald Tusk of the European Council, who represents the 27 heads of state, said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon: "Brexit talks hard enough". Read More »

Vote 2017: Labour and Lib Dems head to head on education

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And with the Lib Dems announcing a commitment to end rough sleeping, Mrs Bunting said: "Here in Newbury, we all know that as well as the people who have been "counted", many more sofa surf or are in insecure accommodation for only the occasional night, and we know we have single homeless people and couples who are sleeping rough". Read More »

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K again, India retaliates

In the most recent of the series of atrocities, Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on Monday mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district along the Line of Control. In a statement Tuesday, Pakistan's army said the country "remains fully committed to maintaining peace and tranquility along the LOC and expect same from other side and hope prudence is exercised". Read More »

Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Monday night. The U.N. Auto has been plagued by conflict since early 2013, when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, triggering reprisals by Christian "anti-Balaka" militias. Read More »