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by | March 23, 2017 | 01:53

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced the decision to seek life rather than death during a Thursday morning news conference. In response, the state's Republican governor promptly transferred a potential death penalty case - the killing of a police officer and a pregnant woman earlier this year - to another Florida prosecutor.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:53

Among them are Don and Linda Dixon, who receive two meals a day delivered to their Evanston apartment from Meals at Home, one of thousands of independent non-profit organizations across the country that operate under the Meals on Wheels umbrella.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:51

It comes after conservative candidate Francois Fillon became embroiled in a scandal over employing his wife and children as assistants. Le Roux emphasises that the jobs were genuine and all the work his daughters were paid to do was completed.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:50

The fall-out from Brazil's rotten meat scandal, a probe into which was dubbed "Operation Weak Flesh", has already accelerated, as Jamaica and China have also suspended imports and the European Union has demanded a partial ban on products.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:50

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock has opened a Book of Condolence today at the Guildhall, in memory of former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who passed away earlier this morning. However, Mr McGuinness later used his position within the IRA to convince gunmen to lay down their arms and support the peace process. While the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Martin McGuinness today".

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:49

A broad federation of insurgent factions renewed their assault on Damascus on Tuesday after their first attack launched Sunday stalled. Hama province is of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad, separating opposition forces in Idlib from Damascus to the south and the regime's coastal heartlands to the west.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:52

Two U.S. officials said Tillerson planned to visit Moscow on April 12. "I can not fathom why the administration would pursue this course except to signal a change in American foreign policy that draws our country away from western democracy's most important institutions and aligns the United States more closely with the autocratic regime in the Kremlin".

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:52

Court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the 2001 attacks. Saudi authorities were said to have applied a secret code to the passports of al Qaeda members to help facilitate their travel and that such a marking was found on the passports of three of the September 11 hijackers.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:51

According to the Financial Times, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup; Pierre Moscovici, the EU's commissioner for financial affairs, and members of the European Central Bank were among those targeted. Authorities were on the lookout after the two packages laced with gunpowder slipped through checks last week. Eight parcel bombs have been found and neutralised by police in Greece .

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:50

Pope Francis , in light of a statement published by the Rwandan bishops at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy asking forgiveness for the failure of the Church and her members, expressed his desire that his own "humble recognition" of the failings of that time, "which, unfortunately, disfigured the face of the Church, may contribute to a purification of memory".

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:49

Iraqi army helicopters have strafed and fired rockets at ISIL positions. Recent fighting has targeted the centuries-old Al Nuri Mosque, with its famous leaning minaret. The mosque is an important target for Iraqi forces: it was there that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a speech in 2014 in which he declared the establishment of an "Islamic Caliphate" in Iraq , appointing himself as the caliph or "ruler" of the proclaimed state.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:49

Tomi Lahren has reportedly been suspended from her Blaze show. Beck said a number of people have called for Lahren, who has arguably become the most visible personality at The Blaze , to be fired from the company but refused to discuss details of her employment.

by | March 21, 2017 | 01:05

Countries that achieved positive results have "high levels of mutual trust, shared goal, generosity and good governance", said Helliwell, a professor at the University of British Columbia. Independent researchers used a combination of empirical data and subjective opinion about incomes, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity of governments and individuals, and perception of corruption to determine the ranking of happiness.

by | March 21, 2017 | 01:05

The FBI is also investigating. After missing a deadline set by Nunes and Schiff, the department asked for more time to review their request and "to determine what if any responsive documents may exist". In a statement, Nunes said the committee still had not received information it requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency about whether information collected on USA persons was mishandled and leaked to the public.

by | March 21, 2017 | 01:00

KUALA LUMPUR , March 15 - The Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and North Korea, which was postponed last week due to strained relations between the countries, has been rescheduled to June 8, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said today.

by | March 21, 2017 | 00:57

It said he was based in Golan. Israeli jets have reportedly bombed a number of targets in Syria including a Hezbollah weapons convoy and Syrian military sites, after a weekend of escalations between the neighboring nations. The heightened tension highlights how Russia's assistance to Assad has raised the stakes along the border with Israel. Those attacks haven't been challenged by Syria, for the most part.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:54

Since 2008, there have been 94 "insider" attacks in Afghanistan, with at least 150 foreign soldiers killed and 187 wounded, according to the Long War Journal blog. A security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release information, said six police were killed and five others were wounded in the assault.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:53

Soldiers packed them into trucks on the Mosul-Baghdad highway to be taken to processing areas. The renewed fighting has focused on a bridge over the River Tigris. As many as 600,000 civilians are caught with the militants inside Mosul , which Iraqi forces have effectively sealed off from the remaining territory that Islamic State controls in Iraq and Syria.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:52

The BJP had assured the people that if it formed the government, the blockade would be lifted within 48 hours. The central government "recognised" the grievances of UNC "as there was non-adherence to the four Memoranda of Understanding" signed between the state government and also with the centre with the Naga civil society organisations as per which all stakeholders would be consulted before creating a new district in the Naga inhabited areas.

by | March 19, 2017 | 01:20

The hijacked product tanker Aris 13 was released by pirates without condition and ransom after gunshots with local naval forces. PMPF director general Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan was quoted by BBC as saying: "There has been discussion going on after the gunfight this afternoon; we took our forces back and thus the pirates went away".