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Global Media Colombia: 127 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes
Author: 0 Colombia: 127 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes

Update 9.30pm: President Michael D. Higgins has written to the President of Colombia, expressing his sympathy following the deaths of 154 people. Some could be heard calling out the names of people missing. The incident happened around midnight, as many residents were in their homes sleeping. The force of the muddy water destroyed at least two bridges, ripped trees from their roots and lifted cars, carrying them downstream.

Global Media Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker
Author: 0 Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris' Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. I'm here to die for Allah. He said: "My son was never a terrorist. He never prayed and he drank", his father, whose first name was not given, told Europe 1 radio, blaming "drink and cannabis" for his son's actions.

Author: 0 President Trump To Host China's President Xi Jinping At Mar-a-Lago

Xi will head to Finland for a state visit on April 4, before travelling to the Mar-a-Lago estate on April 6 for the summit with Trump . In February, Trump reaffirmed Washington's long-standing "One China" policy in a call with Xi, in an apparent move to ease concerns in China that he might use Taiwan as leverage in negotiations over trade, security and other sensitive issues.

Global Media Kim Jong-Un threatens to reduce the United States 'to ashes'
Author: 0 Kim Jong-Un threatens to reduce the United States 'to ashes'

North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and a series of missile launches since the beginning of past year in defiance of United Nations resolutions. Fox News in the United States reported on Thursday that the North was in the final stages of preparing for another nuclear test, possibly within the next few days.

Author: 0 South Africa's president replaces finance minister

Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Gordhan from planned events in the United Kingdom and last October, he was charged with fraud - but the charges were later dropped. "And I am told him that this I would articulate publicly", Ramaphosa told reporters. "I'm very uncomfortable because areas where ministers do not perform have not been touched", Gwede Mantashe, the influential African National Congress (ANC) secretary general, said.

Author: 0 Will show how to run a govt: Yogi Adityanath

But in the same breath, he told BJP leaders and workers not to interfere in the functioning of the state government and not to put pressure on officials for contracts. Meanwhile, the state BJP unit has left no stone unturned to ensure a grand celebration on Wednesday of the party's recent electoral victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and also formation of BJP governments in Goa and Manipur.

Author: 0 Top US diplomat meets wife of jailed American in Turkey

Tillerson said that he and the Turkish leaders discussed options of how to remove ISIS from its remaining strongholds, such as Raqqa and, strengthen those areas. Turkey's relations with the European Union are badly strained, with Erdogan comparing Germans and other Europeans to " Nazis and Fascists " after Turkish political events in several European cities were canceled.

Global Media Officer gets 40 years in prison in child's shooting death
Author: 0 Officer gets 40 years in prison in child's shooting death

The sentences will run concurrently. The first 20 years of the sentences must be served without parole, probation or suspension of sentence, the judge ordered. Lawyers and family of the defendant, who is black, questioned whether he would have been prosecuted as aggressively if he were a white officer. Stafford's aunt, Bertha Andrews, denounced the jury's verdict outside the courtroom on Friday, calling it a "lynching" and claiming race was a factor in the case.

Global Media Mexico Raises Rate as Inflation Hits Highest Since Recession (1)
Author: 0 Mexico Raises Rate as Inflation Hits Highest Since Recession (1)

According to Banxico, the move was made "to avoid contagion in price formation" and "to contain inflation expectations". In a bid to strengthen the peso and reduce inflation, the rise marked the bank's fifth consecutive hike and the fourth since US President Donald Trump was elected in November.

Global Media Environmental groups sue administration over Keystone XL pipeline
Author: 0 Environmental groups sue administration over Keystone XL pipeline

Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil. During the last administration, the project needed approval from the State Department and the President. During his first week in office, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks and speed up the approval process for the pipeline.

Global Media Pistons' Caldwell-Pope cited for driving while intoxicated
Author: 0 Pistons' Caldwell-Pope cited for driving while intoxicated

WDIV first reported the arrest, which occurred after Caldwell-Pope was pulled over around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday for driving 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. The impaired driving law in MI allows for a BAC below 0.08; anything at that level or higher is considered drunk. Each of those levels was measured at 0.08.

Global Media More trouble for Kejriwal, LG orders scrapping of AAP govt's 'Feedback Unit'
Author: 0 More trouble for Kejriwal, LG orders scrapping of AAP govt's 'Feedback Unit'

It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Court had directed the formation of a panel which would act as an ombudsman and would comprise of "people with impeachable neutrality and impartiality". 97 crore spent on advertisements from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party, in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines.

Author: 0 Intel Official Who 'Unmasked' Trump Associates is 'Very High Up'

The New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials helped Nunes acquire the information that he later used to brief Trump. Earlier this month it was revealed that Flynn's replacement, Lt. Intelligence and law enforcement officials, along with Democratic and Republican lawmakers, responded by saying there was no evidence to show Obama had wiretapped Trump.

Author: 0 White House 'welcomes' PM pledge to curb settlement construction

Trump had indicated he would be more sympathetic to settlements than predecessor Barak Obama and the worldwide community, who consider them illegal. Ashrawi also said it was "ironic" that on the same day that Palestinians somberly marked the killing of six Palestinians and the wounding of more than 1,000 others that Israel's government announced the establishment of a new illegal settlement.