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Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 08:03

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeralANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said.


IS claims deadly attack on Afghan ministry

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:36

IS claims deadly attack on Afghan ministryThe Islamic State group Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 people and trapped around 2,000 for hours inside the communications ministry in the Afghan capital the previous day. Four IS jihadists detonated explosives near the ministry, then entered and "battled Afghan security forces with machine guns and hand grenades for numerous hours", the group said in a statement on its social media channels. The attack in central Kabul killed seven civilians and three members of the security forces, the interior ministry said on Sunday, in a new toll after three people died of their wounds.


Former Joe Biden aide trashes former vice president's 2020 campaign preps

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:13

Former Joe Biden aide trashes former vice president's 2020 campaign prepsIs Joe Biden serious about running for president again?


Tell USA TODAY: What was an overlooked sign in a toxic relationship you can point to now?

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:01

 What was an overlooked sign in a toxic relationship you can point to now?Join the national conversation by sending us a letter at letters@usatoday.com for a chance to get your thoughts published at USA TODAY.


Reuters Health News Summary

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 06:55

Reuters Health News SummaryChina has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday. Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its generic nasal spray for opioid overdose, the health regulator said.


A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 06:53

A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri LankaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Several near-simultaneous blasts tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the South Asian country since civil war ended a decade ago.


Easter Sunday Bombs in Sri Lanka Target Christians and Tourists, Leave Hundreds Dead

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 06:23

Easter Sunday Bombs in Sri Lanka Target Christians and Tourists, Leave Hundreds DeadREUTERS/Dinuka LiyanawatteA series of co-ordinated bomb blasts at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka killed roughly 200 people and left hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in one of the worst bouts of violence in the island nation since civil war ended a decade ago.Four luxury hotels and three Catholic churches were among the highly populated areas that were targeted, according to the Associated Press. Officials told the AP that at least two of the blasts were carried out by suicide bombers. Late Sunday, Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena said authorities apprehended seven people suspected of being involved in the attacks, according to the Associated Press. Two police officers were reportedly killed during operations to arrest the suspects.He had called the attacks a “terrorist incident,” blaming radical extremists. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the calculated attacks. The New York Times reports that the deadliest attack occurred at 8:45 a.m. at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church in the city of Negombo about 20 miles from the capital city of Colombo. Survivors posted photos on social media and described seeing bodies blown to bits, with flesh splattered on the church walls. “It was a river of blood,” a witness named N. A. Sumanapala, t0ld the Times. “The priest came out and he was covered in blood.”The Times, quoting Samiddhi Samarakoon, deputy director of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, reported that the death toll had risen to 189, including 11 foreigners. Local media have reported even higher numbers as first responders uncover rubble to search for victims. The Catholic churches of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo and the Zion Church in Batticaloa on the eastern side of the island were also bombed, according to reports. Pope Francis, who visited the country four years ago to minister to the island nation’s Christian minority, expressed his condolences in his Easter Sunday mass in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. “I want to express my loving closeness to the Christian community, targeted while they were gathered in prayer, and all the victims of such cruel violence,” he said. “I entrust to the Lord all those who were tragically killed and pray for the injured and all those who are suffering as a result of this dramatic event.”Emergency officials were still combing through the bomb sites for victims as night set in Sunday, but dozens of tourists and foreign nationals are considered to be among the dead. Chinese State Media has confirmed death of one of its citizens, per the AP. Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that one victim was a Portuguese citizen.Local media showed images of damage at the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels. One report showed the second-floor restaurant of the Shangri-La gutted. The island nation has not seen such violence since the end of a 26-year civil war that ended over a decade ago. Then, rebels from the Tamil Tigers sought independence from the country’s Sinhala Buddhist majority. Sri Lanka’s prime minsiter Ranil Wickremesinghe called for calm on Twitter. “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,” he wrote. “Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”The BBC reported that British nationals were among the injured. Prime Minister Theresa May called the attacks “truly appalling” adding “no one should ever have to practice their faith in fear”.U.S. President Donald Trump also tweeted his condolences, “The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Easter Sunday Bombings Kill 207

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 06:06

Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Easter Sunday Bombings Kill 207The government imposed an island-wide curfew as security forces try to maintain law and order and investigate the attacks. No one has claimed responsibility for the six coordinated explosions that took place at 8:45 a.m. local time mainly in the capital Colombo, and separate blasts later in the day. Sri Lanka had previously received warnings of possible church attacks, but not on hotels, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said on Sunday, noting some of the explosions were suicide bombings.


Hungry for change, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as president

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:56

Hungry for change, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as presidentAt stake is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Russia following Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Surveys make Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a TV series, the runaway favorite to defeat incumbent Petro Poroshenko, whose popularity has been hurt by patchy efforts to halt corruption and sliding living standards. Both men - who traded insults and accusations in a rowdy debate in a soccer stadium in Kiev on Friday - have pledged to keep Ukraine on a pro-Western course.


10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $8 wireless charger, $10 Philips Hue bulbs, Instant Pot, more

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:27

 $8 wireless charger, $10 Philips Hue bulbs, Instant Pot, moreHappy Easter, everyone! Before you run off to hunt Easter eggs and celebrate with family, we've got some truly terrific daily deals for you to check out. Highlights from Sunday's roundup include a fast wireless charging pad for $8.49 that sold out in hours the last time we covered it, Philips Hue white LED smart bulbs for an all-time low of $10 a piece when you buy a 4-pack, SanDisk 128GB microSD cards back down to an all-time low of $19.99, top-selling true wireless earbuds for only $25.49, a huge $40 discount on one of the most popular Instant Pot multi-use cookers, $40 off an excellent Ninja air fryer, Amazon's insanely popular Fire TV Stick for just $29.99, $30 off a Ring camera and Echo Dot bundle, and plenty more. See all of today's top deals below.


Hopes, fears as Ukraine braces for comedian president

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:18

Hopes, fears as Ukraine braces for comedian presidentAnna, a 24-year-old from the government-held eastern port city, said her vote was going to Volodymyr Zelensky -- a comedian with no political experience who is the favourite to win the presidency. Anna said incumbent Petro Poroshenko, 53, had done "nothing tangible for us" after being elected shortly after a popular uprising in 2014. Others disagree, praising Poroshenko for securing an Orthodox Church independent of Moscow and containing the fighting in the country's east.


Iraq court sentences four to death for joining IS

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:17

Iraq court sentences four to death for joining ISAn Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, were handed to Iraq by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the statement said. A Baghdad criminal court convicted them for joining IS and "carrying out criminal operations that targeted innocent civilians with the aim of undermining peace and stability in Iraq and Syria".


Iraq court sentences four to death for joining IS

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:15

Iraq court sentences four to death for joining ISAn Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, were handed to Iraq by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the statement said.


Why the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Is Tough to Beat

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 05:00

Why the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Is Tough to BeatNewfound consumer interest in the subcompact handgun has led many gun manufacturers to introduce smaller––but still potent––pistols that can be carried discretely as a backup gun or concealed carry piece.But which ones are worth your time and money? One such example is the Smith & Wesson M&P; Bodyguard 380. One of the best of the new generation of subcompact handguns, it also has the most favorable dimensions and weight for those requiring packable firepower.The Smith & Wesson M&P; Bodyguard 380 is a second generation subcompact pistol that takes over from––and is functionally identical to––the first generation Bodyguard. The pistol is a small frame, double action semi-automatic designed for concealed carry. Unlike the larger M&P; handguns it is not a striker fired weapon, instead using a more traditional hammer and firing pin operating system. The gun lacks an external hammer, making it incapable of single action fire and the lighter trigger pull that entails. The double action hammer pull is rated by reviewers at 9.5 pounds and is described as “smooth” and “easy to use.”


Best Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 04:00

Best Energy-Efficient RefrigeratorsBest Energy-Efficient Refrigerators From Consumer Reports' Tests The appliances you buy can have a big impact on your energy bill, and those costs get baked into your fixed expenses for years to...


Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 03:18

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.


South Korea to Hold Summit Anniversary Event Without North Korea

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 03:09

South Korea to Hold Summit Anniversary Event Without North KoreaSeoul’s Ministry of Unification in charge of inter-Korean affairs said in a statement Sunday that the event, featuring artists from South Korea, the U.S., China and Japan, will be held on April 27 at the border town of Panmunjom. The absence of North Korean participation highlights the challenges facing inter-Korean relations.


I've warned that impeachment talk is dangerous, but the time has come: Laurence Tribe

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 01:15

 Laurence TribeThe consequential decision to impeach should not be made lightly. But Mueller's damning report is an invitation that Congress shouldn't refuse.


Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 01:03

 pollThe popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron remains stuck at under 30 percent as he battles a series of political troubles, with no major change reported after the Notre-Dame fire, a poll said Sunday. The poll, carried out up until April 20, was published at the end of a dramatic week for Macron which saw him address the nation over the damage to the Notre-Dame cathedral in Monday's devastating fire. With tax cuts and other major reforms expected to be announced, Macron is to hold the first ever formal press conference of his presidency on Thursday.


Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

Yahoo News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:13

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solutionJERUSALEM (AP) — Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead?


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