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Author: 0 Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

Official results will not be announced until the first week of May, but quick counts by independent pollsters should be able to predict the victor hours after the polls close. Prosecutors recommended one year prison if Ahok violates his probation. Basuki's supporters, still recovering from the shock of his defeat, wondered whether there would have been a difference in the polls if the prosecution had not postponed its submission from last week.

Global Media Turkish body votes against annulling referendum
Author: 0 Turkish body votes against annulling referendum

Turkey's parliament agreed Tuesday to extend for another three months the emergency powers allowing the government to rule by decree. Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday's referendum had been an uneven contest.

Author: 0 US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

Mattis made the comments during a one-day visit for talks with Israeli leaders, who strongly supported a recent United States strike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town. He said this had been made clear by Mr Mattis's "clear and forthright words" about Iran, which "follows very strong and forthright words on the part of President Trump, and very forthright deeds against the use of chemical weapons by Iran's proxy, Syria".

Author: 0 USA to Conduct Missile Interception Tests to Counter N. Korean Missiles

The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an intelligence matter, said the missile was a Scud variant that the USA calls a KN-17.

Global Media 'I Dreamed of Africa' author shot in Kenya
Author: 0 'I Dreamed of Africa' author shot in Kenya

In March this year, the herders were accused of lighting a fire that razed down property worth millions of shillings inside the conservancy owned by Gallmann. Some have argued that politicians campaigning for the August elections have incited the herders to invade ranches, saying the owners' leases have come to an end and that herders can take over the land and distribute it among themselves.

Author: 0 Five Killed in NYC House Fire

A catastrophic fire broke out Sunday in a two-story home in Queens, killing at least five people, including three children. All of the victims were from the same family. Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California's central coast. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village.

Global Media IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul
Author: 0 IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

This is the second time in two days that the terrorists have used chemical agents to push back government forces in Mosul. A caliphate was declared from the city's al-Nuri Mosque. A top "mufti" of the Daesh terrorist group was killed by Iraqi police in western Mosul, a high-ranking police official said Friday. The combination of "explosives, booby traps, snipers, the use of civilian shields", he emphasized, "just makes it very slow and hard going".

Global Media Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires
Author: 0 Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

He asked that residents stay clear of equipment and crews working to contain the blaze, which still has some hot spots and smoldering trees. As brush fires continue to burn in Collier County, Florida, crews were forced to rescue animals from the NGALA Wildlife Preserve.

Global Media Member of OSCE Killed in Mine Blast in East Ukraine
Author: 0 Member of OSCE Killed in Mine Blast in East Ukraine

The OSCE mission to Ukraine was launched in March 2014 to monitor the ceasefire brokered by Russia, Germany and France following the European Union and US-backed farright-backed coup in Kiev. A spokesman for the OSCE said further information would be released as it became available. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also called for an investigation .

Global Media Refugee centres like concentration camps, says Pope
Author: 0 Refugee centres like concentration camps, says Pope

The Pope was speaking to migrants at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Saturday about a man he met at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos past year. The deal, which was highly praised at the time, made it far more hard for Syrian refugees, stuck in migrant camps at Greek detention centers, to cross into mainland Europe, as Turkey pledged to take back all the rejected asylum applicants that came to Greece from Turkey in return for multi-billion aid, visa-free travel for Turkish ...

Global Media North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'
Author: 0 North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

But China still imported 3.44 billion yuan (around $500 million) worth of goods from North Korea in the first three months of the year, China's customs administration said Thursday, an increase of 18.4 percent year on year. Trump has also been pressing China to do more to rein in North Korea, and has held out the offer of better trade terms for halting Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Global Media Labour seeks to create four patron saints' day bank holidays
Author: 0 Labour seeks to create four patron saints' day bank holidays

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: "This morning we learnt that Jeremy Corbyn would refuse to strike against terrorists, dismantle our nuclear defences and fail to control our borders,"she said". Britain's opposition Labour party promised on Sunday (April 23) to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Author: 0 Britain's prime minister to seek early election on June 8

Last year's vote to leave the European Union split Labour's traditional supporter base, which is divided between typically pro-EU inner city voters, and working-class voters in less affluent areas who voted in favour of Brexit. Labour and the Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, seized on Mrs May's refusal to say whether the Conservative manifesto would keep the triple lock, which guarantees the state pension increases each year by inflation, average earnings or 2.5% - whichever is highest.

Author: 0 Saudi King appoints his son ambassador to the U.S

Prince Abdullah bin Musaed has also been removed from his position at Saudi Arabia's Sports Authority as Mohammed Abdelmalek al-Shaikh replaces him. Prince Abdullah had served for just over a year, according to the website of the Saudi embassy in Washington.

Author: 0 Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. One charge against her was that her Belady Foundation, founded in 2013, had not properly registered as a non-governmental organization.

Author: 0 Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Next week, President Trump will mark his 100th day in office and House republicans are looking to give him the gift of a new healthcare bill. The White House is eager to tout progress on the litany of agenda items Trump promised to fulfill in his first 100 days, despite setbacks including court bans on his proposed immigration limits and the high-profile failure in repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Author: 0 France election 2017: Belgian, Swiss media circulate reports Emmanuel Macron leads vote

The result of the presidential election is likely to have dramatic consequences for France, the European Union and global security. Sunday's vote is being held under a state of emergency, in place since terror attacks in 2015. That, analysts say, is what is driving large numbers of people, including some of the middle and upper class residents of Paris , to vote for candidates of the extreme, like Le Pen and Melenchon.