Emma Morano, world's oldest person, dies aged 117

The oldest person in the world - who was also the last person alive that had been born in the 19th century - has died in Italy. "She didn't suffer. I'm happy she didn't suffer but passed away that way, tranquilly", Bava said Saturday. Dr Bava, who also lives in Verbania, had been her doctor for almost a quarter of a century. Morano's doctor, who lives a few blocks away from his patient, had been her physician for almost a quarter of a century. Read More

British woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say

First responders arrived at the scene to help the woman, but she "lost consciousness. due to the seriousness of her wounds", volunteer medic Yechiel Stern told NBC News . The family of Hannah Bladon, the British student stabbed and killed in Jerusalem , say they are "devastated" by the "senseless and tragic attack". Read More

Lavrov: I Told Tillerson That US Syria Strikes Contradict Anti-Terror Goal

Putin, who has propped up the Assad regime against rebel forces, has called a retaliatory U.S. "Let us view this moment of crisis - and it is a moment of crisis - as a watershed and an opportunity perhaps for a new level of seriousness in the search for a political solution", said de Mistura. Read More

I told Chinese president about Syria airstrikes over dessert

I told Chinese president about Syria airstrikes over dessert

He later walked back the claim in a statement to Business Insider. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" that the strike on Syria sent a message to Pyongyang, while adding that the administration had "no objective to change the regime in North Korea". Read More

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

Fighting in Iraq's second city has been ongoing since October previous year, with Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias and coalition air support now fully in control of the eastern part of the city. "The biggest challenge they face is the civilians". An Iraqi special forces soldier moves through a hole in a wall during heavy fighting in the Yarmouk district of western Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Read More

Russian Federation says anxious United States may attack North Korea

Tillerson talked tough on Russian Federation in media interviews Sunday, calling for the country to end its support of Syria's Bashar al-Assad or face the consequences, the New York Times reports . Mr Assad and his main worldwide backer, Russia's president Vladimir Putin, deny that Damascus was behind the massacre. The G7 groups Britain, Canada , France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US. Read More

Chief Keef Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Chief Keef Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Cozart had "bloodshot watery droopy eyes and mush mouth", according to the rather poetic police report . Keef was charged with a DUI after he "did not perform to standard", on his field sobriety test. More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. He was arrested and later charged with a DUI, though he didn't seem the least bit bothered about it. Read More

5 kids hurt after bounce house takes flight, hits power lines

5 kids hurt after bounce house takes flight, hits power lines

The weather was relatively calm on Saturday afternoon when a SC church was holding its annual spring carnival that usually features inflatables, games and food. "Everybody was just enjoying themselves, [it was a] calm day", said a witness who asked not to be identified told WCMH . Organizers of the festival at Springwell Church blamed wind gusts for sending a bounce house several feet into the air and an inflatable slide into power lines. Read More

AIMPLB vice-president's statement on triple talaq his 'personal view': Muslim cleric

AIMPLB vice-president's statement on triple talaq his 'personal view': Muslim cleric

It claimed these practices impact the social status and dignity of women. The Union government on Monday contended before the Supreme Court the practice of Triple Talaq and polygamy denied the Muslim women full enjoyment of fundamental rights and should be declared as unconstitutional. Read More

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

The new legislation also bans people from using vehicles to pull pets along on leads, as the country continues to crack down on animal cruelty. "Taiwan's legislature has taken a monumental step in ending the dog-meat trade", the organization said. Read More

Jeff Sessions Announces a New Crackdown on Immigrants and "Filth"

From Facebook LIVE: The Arizona Republic's Rafael Carranza and Fronteras Desk Senior Editor Michel Marizco discuss U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' widened criminal immigration enforcement measures in Nogales. While the Department of Homeland Security drives apprehension, detention and deportation proceedings of undocumented immigrants, the Justice Department handles criminal prosecutions and the immigration courts, including appointing judges. Read More

Tillerson, Haley issue differing statements on future of Assad in Syria

Tillerson, Haley issue differing statements on future of Assad in Syria

Tillerson's visit to Europe has been overshadowed from the start by President Donald Trump's decision to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons by launching cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. "It agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons, and why Russia has not been able to achieve that is unclear to me", said Tillerson, who is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on April 12. Read More

India, China join forces to save ship from pirates

India, China join forces to save ship from pirates

The Chinese navy sent a team of 18 men to sanitise the 178-metre merchant vessel, with the Indian Navy providing the communication link and air cover with its helicopters. Hua, who further said that China is open to worldwide cooperation to fight piracy, did not mention anything about the joint operation. Mumbai, Tarkash, Trishul and Aditya were in the region as a part of an overseas deployment. Read More

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

The deal is set to be finalized in the third quarter of 2017. "This transaction creates significant opportunity for Intrawest and delivers tremendous value to our current shareholders", said Thomas Marano, Intrawest's chief executive officer, in a release. Read More

Man who killed wife at California school called her 'angel'

For Elizabeth Barajas it had been an hours-long nightmare waiting to learn the fate of the daughter she had dropped off at school a couple of hours before police reported that gunfire in a classroom had killed two adults and wounded two children. Read More

Malala Yousafzai named UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai named UN Messenger of Peace

UN Secretary-General António Guterres today designated Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls' education making her the youngest ever to carry the title. "Accepting the accolade, Ms Yousafzai said: "(Bringing change) starts with us and it should start now". Indeed, she said that her father always told people not to ask him what he did for Malala, 'but ask what I didn't do - I didn't clip her wings'. Read More

Alabama Governor's Impeachment Proceedings Are On Hold

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley walks to the podium before a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. The last-minute legal maneuvers come amid a damaging report released by the panel's special counsel, Jack Sharman. Griffin was initially appointed to the bench by Bentley before being elected. Read More

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

The former senior vice foreign minister also said the USA missile attack on Syria could cut both ways - it could work as a deterrent toward the North or it could push Pyongyang into a corner. In response, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson only offered a 23-word statement: "North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile". Read More

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

The gym's general manager, Janine Ackerman, 35, and trainer Mario Hortis, were two people wounded in the shooting. The shooting apparently occurred during a dispute between a former employee and managers at the Equinox Fitness Club, Coral Gables police told CNN affiliate WPLG. Read More

South Africa's new finance minister notes 'mutual suspicion'

South Africa's new finance minister notes 'mutual suspicion'

He also said there was a discomfort concerning the circumstances around the recall of former finance minister , Pravin Gordhan, from an global roadshow earlier this week. A factor leading to Gordhan's recall from worldwide roadshow at short notice on Monday. South African President Jacob Zuma has sworn in the new members of his cabinet. Read More

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

Cohen-Watnick is among about a dozen White House officials who would have access to the types of classified information Nunes says he viewed, according to current and former US officials. "There is no letter from the White House because Yates attorney's letter clearly states a non-response will be seen as the White House not asserting executive privilege", the official said. Read More

Flood in Srinagar, three soldiers missing after avalanches in Kashmir's Batalik

Flood in Srinagar, three soldiers missing after avalanches in Kashmir's Batalik

He said although the water level was still rising in the river, the rate of increase had showed a downward trend in the past couple of hours. In the healthcare sector, the chief minister was informed that the city hospitals and SKIMS are ready to meet any eventuality and all the requisite equipments are adequately stocked at these hospitals. Read More

Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools

Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools

It's unclear if there is enough support in the House to accept the Senate bill's overhaul should it eventually pass. This contentious issue has been disputed between the Seminoles and the state since 2015. But the negotiation for the passage of a gambling bill in Florida is easier said than done amid heavy lobbying effort from those in the gambling industry. Read More

Susan Rice Is Still Lying

Both stories are important, but which should Americans be most concerned about? Contrary to the Times' opinion, in a news story no less, that Trump was seeking to change the subject, it is clear that there is a real story here. CNN and a lot of the media aren't covering the Rice story at all but when the Associated Press, the New York Times and others report it, many say that the Trump administration is trying to divert attention from the Trump-Russia collusion story. Read More

North Korea May Have Tested New Technology in Latest Missile

Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental US within a few years. "I have a lot of respect for him", Trump said of Xi. Susan Thornton, the top US diplomat for East Asia, on Wednesday called North Korea "an urgent and global threat". When the new USA diplomat in chief met with major world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ... Read More