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Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought  Fox News4 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Waffle House in Tennessee, say Nashville police  CBS NewsIllinois man wanted in deadly Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; 4 dead  WLS-TVFull coverag […]

France's Mont Saint-Michel to reopen after...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm

France's Mont Saint-Michel to reopen after security alert  Yahoo NewsMont Saint-Michel evacuated after man threatens police  ABC OnlineTourists evacuated from famous hotspot in France after security threat  Daily StarFull coverag […]

Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing dozens  CNNSuicide bomber strikes voter registration center, kills 48 in Afghan capital  CBS NewsAt least 57 Afghans killed in Kabul suicide bombing, health officials say  Washington PostFull coverag […]

Macron Takes a Risk in Courting Trump, but Has...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Macron Takes a Risk in Courting Trump, but Has Little to Show for It  New York TimesThe “Macron miracle” could transform France into a global powerhouse  Brookings InstitutionFirst State Visit: Trump Hosts French President Emmanuel Macron  NPRFrance's Macron fights his Trump-like approval rating by joining the fray: Don Murray  CBC.caFull coverag […]

So much for the Thunder
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm

So much for the Thunder  SB NationRussell Westbrook 'Guarantees' He'll Stop Ricky Rubio After Jazz Guard's Game 3 Explosion  Yahoo SportsThe Roundup—Rubio leads Jazz to 2-1 series lead  UtahJazz.comFull coverag […]

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

A bomb attack on people registering to vote in Kabul kills at least 48, including many women. […]

Korean Air 'nut rage' sisters step down
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:14 pm

The airline boss's daughters have lost their tempers in separate incidents that hit the headlines. […]

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville Waffle House
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

The man burst into the restaurant early on Sunday and opened fire before his rifle was wrested away. […]

Kenya's Kipchoge wins London Marathon
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Britain's Mo Farah finishes third at the London Marathon in a new British record as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge wins for a third time. […]

Trump claims bragging rights on North Korea, but...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Trump claims bragging rights on North Korea, but Kim also acting from position of strength  Los Angeles TimesNew Hope for Families of Americans Detained in North Korea  Wall Street JournalTrump's meeting with Kim will lead to an awful hangover  CNNFull coverag […]

Trump claims bragging rights on North Korea, but...
Posted by Tracy Wilkinson on April 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Within minutes of North Korea’s announcement that it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and closing a test site, President Trump proclaimed a victory of sorts. “Big progress!” he tweeted, eager to bask in the glow of credit for having influenced a significant reversal by a traditionally intractable... […]

Watch: 2nd video of Syracuse University frat...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

Watch: 2nd video of Syracuse University frat 'sketch' published by student paper  Syracuse.comSyracuse University expels fraternity involved in racist video  CNNNew York fraternity suspended over racist, antisemitic video  The Jerusalem PostFull coverag […]

Nicaragua reporter killed during Facebook Live...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 11:18 am

Ángel Gahona is gunned down on Facebook Live while reporting on a wave of anti-government protests. […]

Mini-Me Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 11:12 am

The actor, who also appeared on a number of TV shows, was admitted to hospital earlier this month. […]

The CIA closed its original 'black site' years...
Posted by Shashank Bengali, Chris Megerian on April 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

Collaborating with the CIA ushered in an era of impunity for Thai security forces that adopted the agency's torture methods, according to human rights groups. […]

Fadi al-Batsh killing: Israel dismisses...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:53 am

Fadi al-Batsh, shot dead in Kuala Lumpur, was a member of Palestinian militant group Hamas. […]

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:41 am

Police hold Nikol Pashinyan after an abortive meeting with the PM, as street protests continue. […]

In Paraguay, presidential front-runner is son of...
Posted by Andres D'Alessandro, Patrick J. McDonnell on April 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

The son of a top aide to former dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to be elected president of this South American nation as Paraguayans go to the polls Sunday. The heavy favorite is Mario Abdo Benitez, 46, a former senator and standard-bearer of the center-right Colorado Party, which has long... […]

'You were the reason': Barbara and George Bush's...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:06 am

'You were the reason': Barbara and George Bush's love story remembered at her funeral  Washington PostBarbara Bush remembered for her dignity and wit at Houston funeral  ReutersFormer first lady Barbara Bush guarded by Secret Service after death, report says  Fox NewsBarbara Bush: Fake Pearls, Real Heart  New York TimesFull coverag […]

Jane Goodall Celebrates Earth Day in Sunday's...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

Jane Goodall Celebrates Earth Day in Sunday's Google Doodle  ForbesWhat Is The Google Doodle On Earth Day? Dr. Jane Goodall Contributed To The Stunning Image  Bustle18 Reasons We Need To Get Our Shit Together And Save Planet Earth  BuzzFeed NewsOn Earth Day 2018, here are 7 things you are doing every day that harm the planet  India TodayFull coverag […]

ICYMI: Baby love and a centenarian pianist
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

A baby gorilla and centenarian pianist are among the stories you might have missed this week. […]

China dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

The accident during race practice on a river in China may have been caused by a strong current. […]

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 6:37 am

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years  Fox NewsColorado man bitten by shark in Hawaii previously attacked by bear, rattlesnake  FOX31 DenverDylan McWilliams Was Attacked by Both a Bear and a Shark Less Than a Year Apart  TheInertia.comFull coverag […]

Sean Manaea Stuns Everyone by No-Hitting...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 5:01 am

Sean Manaea Stuns Everyone by No-Hitting Baseball's Best Team  Sports IllustratedFrom sizzling to silent: Red Sox no-hit by Oakland's Sean Manaea  Boston HeraldWho is Sean Manaea, the pitcher who no-hit the Red Sox?  The Boston GlobeFull coverag […]

Suspect in fatal attack on Ventura restaurant...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 4:31 am

Suspect in fatal attack on Ventura restaurant patron was reported to police hours earlier, authorities say  Los Angeles TimesAs his daughter sat on his lap, a father was fatally stabbed by a homeless stranger, police said  Washington PostCalifornia man fatally stabbed while dining with his daughter on his lap  CNNFather stabbed in neck while dining with family in Ventura restaurant dies  KABC-TVFull coverag […]

Militarized Cops At Tiny Georgia Neo-Nazi Rally...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 3:59 am

Militarized Cops At Tiny Georgia Neo-Nazi Rally Arrest Counterprotesters For Wearing Masks  HuffPostNeo-Nazi Rally Draws About Two Dozen People and Upends a Small Georgia City  New York TimesNeo-Nazi Counterprotesters Met by Aggressive Militarized Police Force in Georgia  Slate MagazineA small city in Georgia is fighting back against neo-Nazis in a novel way  CNNFull coverag […]

Romney forced into primary for Utah Senate seat
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 3:34 am

Romney forced into primary for Utah Senate seat  Washington PostRomney falls short in Utah GOP convention, forced into primary for Senate seat  PoliticoMitt Romney Fails to Bypass Utah Primary for US Senate  New York TimesGehrke: Utah's Republican convention was a marathon of odd candidates, voting errors and delegate curveballs  Salt Lake TribuneFull coverag […]

As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 2:48 am

As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals  ReutersIran Signals Respect From Trump Could Help Free US Prisoners  BloombergIranian foreign minister says 'change of attitude' needed for prisoner swap talks  PoliticoIs The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?  OilPrice.comTranscript: full interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif  CBS NewsFull coverag […]

World's oldest person dies in southern Japan at...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:01 am

World's oldest person dies in southern Japan at 117 years old  USA TODAYWorld's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117  WHIONabi Tajima, The World's Oldest Person, Has Died At 117 Years Old  UPROXXFull coverag […]

Mike Myers, other stars react to Verne Troyer's...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:14 am

Mike Myers, other stars react to Verne Troyer's death  USA TODAYMike Myers on Verne Troyer's death: 'I hope he is in a better place'  UPI.comFull coverag […]

Trump says North Korea nuclear crisis 'long way...
Posted by Reuters in Washington on April 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Donald Trump strikes cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summitsDonald Trump said on Sunday the North Korean nuclear crisis was far from conclusion, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the US. North Korea said on Saturday it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site, and instead pursuing economic growth and peace. Continue reading... […]

Two killed in sectarian attack in southwestern...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two people from the ethnic Hazara community were shot dead in a sectarian attack in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, where targeted killings of minorities have continued despite improvements in overall security. […]

Club tropicalia: the mesmerising power of...
Posted by Claire Armitstead on April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Live parrots, rainbow hammocks, exploding bricks … Britain is on the verge of a Brazilian art invasion – and it all started with a wartime gift for embattled airmenIn the autumn of 1943, the Brazilian art world decided it wanted to do something to cheer up wartime Britain and raise money for its embattled airmen. Seventy artists – including several stars of the country’s emerging art scene – clubbed together and 168 pictures were sent to the UK for exhibition and sale.“As artists,” they wrote, “this was the best way we could find to express to the English our admiration and solidarity.” Britain’s ambassador in Rio de Janeiro wrote […]

Banking royal commission: Labor asks Turnbull for...
Posted by Amy Remeikis on April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Letter to prime minister calls for inquiry extension, victim compensation and apology from Coalition • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningLabor has demanded the government establish a compensation scheme for victims of banking misconduct, as Turnbull government ministers struggle to deal with the fallout of the royal commission’s revelations after just two weeks of hearings.In a letter to Malcolm Turnbull, written just hours after the financial services minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, repeatedly refused to acknowledge the government was wrong to delay calling a royal commission Bill Shorten said an extension for the inquiry, an apology and compensation scheme were the […]

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October. […]

Nashville Waffle House shooting leaves four dead...
Posted by Associated Press in Nashville, Tennessee on April 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Customer wrestled assault rifle from gunman, police saySuspect named as Travis Reinking, owner of gunman’s carFour people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early on Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving “many lives” by wrestling a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the gunman was a white man with short hair who was wearing only black pants and a coat. A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the shooter, who then took off his coat and fled the area. Continue reading... […]

Trump says 'long way' to go on North Korea crisis
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:44 pm

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the North Korean nuclear crisis is far from conclusion on Sunday, striking a cautious note a day after the North's pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the United States. […]

Nude gunman kills four at Tennessee waffle house
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man who was naked but for a green jacket shot and killed at least four people and wounded at least three others at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. […]

Germany's Social Democrats choose first female...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Wiesbaden, GERMANY/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) elected Andrea Nahles as their first ever female leader on Sunday, hoping she can reinvigorate the country's oldest party after it suffered heavy losses in September's election. […]

Trump says North Korea crisis 'a long way from...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the North Korean nuclear crisis is "a long way from conclusion," tempering his welcome of Pyongyang's announcement it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site. […]

Avicii obituary: the quintessential shy superstar
Posted by Joel McIver on April 22, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Swedish DJ and producer who spearheaded a revolution in electric dance musicThe Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, who recorded and performed as Avicii, was the quintessential shy superstar, a man who disliked the attention that global fame brought him but who also inhabited a world of huge wealth and extroversion.“I love what I do, but I’ve never liked being recognised or being in the spotlight,” he said, after years of relentless scrutiny from the media and the thousands of electronic dance music (EDM) fans for whom he performed up to 250 shows a year. Despite his antipathy to public exposure, Avicii, who has died suddenly aged 28 in Oman, spearheaded an EDM revolution that earned […]

Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. […]

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported. […]

Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to...
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 11:22 am

BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - Air strikes pounded a jihadist-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by Syrian state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital. […]

Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush...
Posted by Anne Perkins Deputy political editor on April 22, 2018 at 11:14 am

Sayeeda Warsi says fault with ‘hostile environment’ lies with policy itself not implementationTheresa May and her home secretary, Amber Rudd, have come under further pressure over the impact on the Windrush generation of the government’s immigration policy. The former cabinet minister Sayeeda Warsi made it clear it was the policy itself that was at fault, rather than the way officials had implemented it, while senior Labour figures called on Rudd to resign. Continue reading... […]