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Santos: 6 dead, 31 missing in Colombia capsizing

A rescue operation was underway in the Guatape reservoir. "There are 25 well-equipped rescue experts working", said the agency's director, Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez. Margarita Moncada, the head of the disaster response agency in Antioquia state, said that almost 99 people have been rescued, while others managed to reach the shore on their own. Read More »

Malton man in Brussels during terror attack

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the incident at the station "could have been potentially very unsafe", adding that security will be stepped up for major public events, such as the Coldplay concert at King Baudouin Stadium later on Wednesday. Read More »

Turkey rejects Arab Qatar demands, US calls them 'difficult'

The list delivered Thursday includes demands that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera, scale back ties to Iran and close a Turkish military base. Thrust into the middle of the crisis, the head of Al-Jazeera's English language service said the network remained committed to continuing its broadcasts. Read More »

North Korea Returns Captive American College Student in a Coma


Kim Jong-un returned USA prisoner Otto Warmbier in a coma and intelligence chiefs believe he could have experienced the harsh regime's brutality. "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea ", Otto Warmbier's parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in commenting on their son's release . Read More »

On Korean War Anniversary, South Urges North to End Weapons Development


His remarks were interpreted as an effective rejection of Moon's offer, and a suggestion that South Korea's sanctions against the North "should be addressed first if sports exchanges such as formation of a single team can happen". It first agreed to missile guidelines with the United States in 1979 in return for American technological aid in developing its first ballistic missiles. Read More »

N. Korea says it freed U.S. student over humanitarian reasons


Fred Warmbier spoke out at a press conference Wednesday while wearing his son Otto's blazer. North Korea's Central Court said earlier Thursday that Warmbier was released from a labor camp "on humanitarian grounds " - but his father flatly dismissed the court's statement. Read More »

British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack on their email


He also adds that email should not be used for any sensitive communications. The Russian government is suspected of being behind a cyber-attack on Britain's parliament that breached dozens of email accounts belonging to MPs and peers, according to a report by the Guardian . Read More »

Memorial grows where armed woman was shot by police; rallies planned


Apparently, authorities had previously encountered Lyles and felt that her phone call flagged "hazard information" related to her apartment that "presented an increased risk to officers", according to Detective Mark Jamieson. The officers clearly stated in the recording that they knew that the woman was mentally unstable and knew of a previous incident where she had brandished metal shears at the law enforcement to prevent them from entering her house. Read More »

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Baker Denying Cake to Gay Wedding


Like a New Mexico photographer three years ago, the baker cited his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his Lakewood, Colo., store on March 10, 2014. Colorado falls on one side of the ledger, Kentucky on the other. Of the remaining cases argued during the court's current term, which began in October, the most eagerly awaited one concerns a Missouri church backed by a conservative Christian legal group. Read More »

Trump suggests changes likely on health care overhaul


And if it were the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a bad thing. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has pushed for a vote before the July 4th Independence Day holiday recess that begins at the end of this week. Read More »

Dramatic video shows moment teen falls from New York Six Flags ride

Instead, he filmed a tense, life-threatening situation. She fell through a tree before being caught by the men. She said the teenager was in good spirits. "She had a neck brace on", Howard said. Matthew Howard Sr, from Schenectady, New York , was just leaving the amusement park when he heard someone screaming, he told the Associated Press . Read More »

Kogas to start imports of United States shale in July


Following a deal secured in 2012 with the Texas-based Cheniere to bring in shale gas, Korea has become the first nation in Asia to import United States shale gas. Korea Gas supplies power generation plants, gas-utility companies and city gas companies throughout South Korea. It produces and supplies natural gas, purifies and sells gas-related by-products, builds and operates production facilities and distribution networks, and explores for, imports and exports natural gas for domestic and ... Read More »

Church leaders write to politicians engaged in Northern Ireland talks

Ms Foster said she would return to Northern Ireland for talks aimed at restoring a powersharing executive in Stormont, which was collapsed by Sinn Fein earlier this year amid a growing rift between the party and the DUP. "We very much want to see that protected and enhanced and we also share the desire to ensure a strong government, able to put through its programme and provide for issues like the Brexit negotiations, but also national security issues". Read More »

Hatch lauds president's executive order to expand apprenticeships

Susan Helper, former chief economist at the Commerce Department, said it would likely require more than $90 million a year to cover the administrative costs of increasing the number of apprentices. "We have regulations on top of regulations, and in history no one has never gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration". A senior Administration official noted during the briefing that the government is channeling billions of dollars into job training programs - in fiscal ... Read More »

Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan


The tanker appeared to be speeding and overturned during a sharp turn on the highway outside the city of Bahawalpur . Pakistan's Dawn newspaper said the fire brigade arrived on the site of the incident shortly after the blaze started and rescue operations were initiated. Read More »

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump

Trump tweeted in triumph: "By the way, if Russian Federation was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin". According to a report published earlier by the Washington Post , Obama was reportedly informed by the Central Intelligence Agency in August 2016 that Russian President Vladimir Putin had instructed his operatives to tarnish the Democratic nominee's campaign ahead of the elections. Read More »

Trump calls Modi 'true friend', ahead of meet


Modi will be urging a tougher stance on Pakistan over militants that India blames for attacks on its territory. Speaking in the House of Representatives on Thursday, the Arizona lawmaker praised the community saying in 2010 Pew Research Centre, a non-partisan think tank, reported that more than 87 per cent of adult Indian-Americans were foreign-born and they were highly educated and successful. Read More »

Modi given warm welcome by Indians in US

Modi left New Delhi on Saturday on a three-nation tour that took him first to Portugal. "I expect only a positive outcome from the Trump-Modi meeting and for the future of the two countries", she said . He knows how to handle other businessmen. "I would not reject if someone gifts me a bouquet but I feel that this issue should continue to be discussed", Modi added. Read More »

No country questioned India's surgical strike: PM Narendra Modi


They stress the importance of the huge Indian market to USA firms and major growth in areas such as aviation, which offer significant opportunities for US manufacturers. It will be interesting to see how " Make in India " of Modi and "Make in America" of Trump will be taken into consideration. "We are pleased that the USA government has cleared the way for the sale of the MQ-9B Guardian to the Indian government ", Linden Blue, CEO of the manufacturer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, ... Read More »

Indian PM Visit Sparks Demonstrations in DC

Referring to the recent incident when Swaraj helped Indian national Uzma come back to her home from Pakistan where she was forcefully married off, Prime Minister Modi said, "The way Sushma Swaraj has worked and helped every Indian overseas is commendable". Read More »

Ivanka Trump Says She Tries to 'Stay Out of Politics'


I don't have a hidden agenda. "I make it very clear where I stand on a certain issue. So, it's a really hard job and there are always naysayers, and it's much easier to criticize than to actually dive in and do and affect change and move the ball forward". Read More »

Modi remembers Emergency on its anniversary, pitches for


He recalled that democracy-lovers had fought a big battle against the Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and said the pro-democracy "heritage" needs to be strengthened. "Not even the judiciary was spared from the shadow of authoritarianism", he added. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also imprisoned during this period. The Prime Minister said that if children are interested in sports, they should be given opportunities and should not be "forced off the playing fields" to be ... Read More »

Nine bodies recovered after landslide buries scores in China


A huge landslide crashed on the village of Xinmo , in mountainous Sichuan province , as dawn broke on Saturday. The government lowered an earlier figure of 15 dead retrieved, which was initially reported in the state media. "He showed up and didn't even bother to speak to us". Rescue worker Wu Youheng, who lives in a neighbouring village, said they weren't able to pull anyone out alive. Read More »

UN envoy: Israel flouting UN Security Council settlement demand

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona , a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he would be far more sympathetic to settlements than Obama. While the Palestinians have cautiously supported a renewed US-brokered peace effort, Trump's staunchly pro-Israel position and the views of his advisers have raised questions whether they can be ... Read More »