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Seven pupils stabbed to death in revenge attack


As of 4 p.m. Saturday, eight of the injured were recovering and the two critically injured are in stable condition. Chinese police have given his surname as Zhao and say he is a 28-year-old former student of the school. One man with a knife attacked 19 children walking home from school in China Friday. In February, a knife-wielding man killed a woman and injured 12 people at a shopping centre in Beijing . Read More »

Brewers visit Cubs with eight-game hot streak in tow


Darvish cruised into the fifth, the inning which had been his Achilles heel in three of his first four starts as a Cub . Brewers first baseman Eric Thames had surgery on his left thumb, and Milwaukee said it expects him to return in six-to-eight weeks. Read More »

Supreme Court hints at shifting case out of Jammu


The CJI made the observation after the senior advocate appearing on behalf of Deepika Singh Rajawat , the lawyer for the victim's family, told the court that it must consider the plea for the transfer of the trial to ensure fairness. At the outset, the Bar Council of India (BCI) Committee filed in a sealed cover a report before the apex court and supported the demand of the High Court Bar Association at Jammu and Kathua District Court Bar Association for a CBI probe into the case. Read More »

White House Correspondents' Dinner: How to watch, stream, what time, full info

Another child reportedly asked whether Trump still trusts White House physician Ronny Jackson, who withdrew from his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday. "I can't believe it", said Trump, who regularly rails against what he calls the "fake news" media. Trump said to the reporters corralled on the lawn, with Vice President Mike Pence standing nearby. Read More »

Thousands of Yemenis in Funeral Procession for Senior Houthi Official in Sana


The Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported that its air defense forces intercepted four of the missiles and no casualties or damages have occurred. The attack appeared to be retaliation promised by Yemen's dominant political faction in a war there as thousands attended a funeral in the Houthi-run capital Sanaa for a top Houthi official killed in a Saudi-led air strike last week. Read More »

Mike Pompeo sworn in as 70th US Secretary of State


The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state . Just after Pompeo's vote, the Senate is expected to vote on Richard Grenell to be the next Ambassador to Germany. President Donald Trump fired his first Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a Twitter message in March. Some will be looking for a return to daily media briefings. Read More »

Saftu announces meeting points for Wednesday's nationwide strike


Saftu workers protest in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Saftu had noted the decision of the parliamentary portfolio committee on labour to refer the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill back to the labour department to be redrafted so that it included the public input received by the committee, Saftu said in a statement. Read More »

Ben Carson Wants to Triple Rent for the Poorest of the Poor


Under the new plan, HUD would also do away with income deductions for medical costs and child care expenses, which Carson says will level the playing field. "We've made great efforts to make sure that disabled people and elderly people are not impacted by what is happening at this stage", he said. HUD officials said the proposal would not impact rents paid by those now receiving federal subsidies who are 65 and older and those with disabilities, for the first six years. Read More »

EPA chief Pruitt faces congressional grilling on spending, ethics


It's nearly a certainty that Pruitt will be asked about matters like his $43,000 personal phone booth, his travel expenses , and his reported dealings with lobbyists. In addition to questions of spending and ethics, Mr. Pallone is expected to push Mr. Pruitt on his many moves to roll back the Obama administration's climate change policies. Read More »

Germany sees United States imposing tariffs on European Union from May 1

German media cited government sources warning that an extension of the European Union's (EU) current exclusion from new US tariffs on aluminum and steel imports was unlikely be achieved prior to the lapse of the current agreement on May 1. This will be Merkel's second trip to Washington , D.C., since Trump became president and her first since being re-elected last month as chancellor. Read More »

Celtics Comeback Falls Short, Lose to Bucks 104-102 in Game 4


Milwaukee opened up a 20-point advantage in the third quarter, but Boston went on one of its patented runs to get back in the game and ultimately take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Instead, the Bucks regrouped and took Game 3 to get back in the series. Defensively, the Bucks are yielding 106.8 points against the opposing teams. Read More »

Republicans want answers from Scott Pruitt


But researchers and science advocates maintain that the rule is little more than a ruse meant to limit the EPA's access to scientific studies and ultimately, to prevent new health and environmental regulations from going into effect. Read More »

Facebook to reveal rules for removing controversial posts


It was that reluctance, in retrospect, that led Zuckerberg to neglect an integral part of growing an online community , and led Facebook to stumble continuously when it comes to privacy standards, precipitating the type of suspicion that spurred Ted Cruz to spend his allotted questioning period demanding to know why Facebook had removed an appreciation-day page for Chick-fil-A. Read More »

Children Die in Bus-Train Collision in India


Thirteen children were killed and six critically injured when a train rammed into a school van at an unmanned crossing on Thursday. All students are said to be from Divine Public School. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kushinagar district, Akhilesh Kumar told a news agency that one child and the driver of the van were in critical condition. Read More »

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit


In 2007, then South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's public approval ratings shot up when he met with the North's Kim Jong Il. Japan on Wednesday lodged a formal protest about the mango mousse dessert, which will be served to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when the two leaders meet at the upcoming inter-Korean summit. Read More »

What data breach? Facebook shows the world how fan appeal means business


In the hours following the release of the first-quarter numbers, company shares climbed more than 5.5 percent to $168.50. Facebook shares jumped as high as $168.20 after closing unchanged at $159.69 in regular NY trading. Impressions, a key data point in terms of gauging advertiser interest during the quarter, grew by 8% and the price of ads grew by 39%. Ms Sekar, the startup employee, said she had long accepted that using Facebook and Facebook-owned services like Instagram meant ... Read More »

Judge 'rules out' Alfie going to Rome (2)


Tom Evans met in a private audience with the Holy Father last Wednesday "to plea for asylum" and to "bring him, here, to Italy at Bambin Gesu where we know he is safe and he will not be euthanized". A candle-lit vigil was held by supporters of Alfie outside the hospital overnight, where earlier in the day protesters had tried to storm the entrance in scenes that bystanders described as "terrifying". Read More »

Sessions won't recuse self from Cohen probe


Michael Cohen arrives at Federal Court in NY on April 16. President, what about Michael Cohen? The FBI raided Cohen's office and hotel room in NY earlier this month , seizing boxes of documents and electronic devices. That "raises the possibility" that Cohen broke campaign finance laws, according to Leahy. Sessions has not responded to Leahy's letter, according to a Leahy spokesperson. Read More »