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Pyongyang, North Korea – Kim Jong Un Says NK Won’t Use Nukes First

May 7, 2016 at 11:57 PM
Pyongyang, North Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media reported Sunday. Kim also said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in a diplomatic overture in the face of international pressure over its recent nuclear test and long-range...

New York, NY – Hundreds March Across New York Bridge For Stricter Gun Laws

May 7, 2016 at 11:36 PM
New York, NY - Hundreds of people carrying photos of loved ones killed by gun violence marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to rally for stricter gun laws and chanted demands for action. The fourth annual march, held on the eve of Mother's Day, was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. "We are going to stand up and fight until our last breath because...

Des Moines, IA – Winning Powerball Numbers Announced For $415 Million Jackpot

May 7, 2016 at 11:18 PM
Des Moines, IA - Winning numbers were drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot, which had grown to at least $415 million, the ninth-highest U.S. lottery prize in history, officials said. The winning numbers selected just before 11 p.m. EDT were 25 66 44 5 26 with the Powerball 9. There was no immediate word on whether anyone had the winning combination. It was the...

London – London’s New Muslim Mayor Vows To Be Leader For Everyone

May 7, 2016 at 10:59 PM
London - Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He won't be merely a Muslim mayor, but a leader for all. Khan celebrated his landslide election victory Saturday in a multi-denominational ceremony at an Anglican cathedral accompanied by London's police chief, Christian and Jewish leaders, and stars of stage and screen. They gave Khan a standing ovation as he pledged to be...

Canada – Officials Fear Massive Alberta Wildfire Could Double In Size

May 7, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Alberta, Canada - Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan. Chad Morrison of Alberta Wildfire said the massive blaze in the province covered more than 156,000...

Israel – IDF Strikes Hamas Targets Early Saturday After Gaza Rocket Fire

May 7, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's military says it has struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward Israel. The military says sirens wailed in southern Israel early Saturday warning of an incoming rocket. One landed in an open field, causing no injuries. The military says it retaliated against the territory's Hamas rulers. Gaza militants have fired mortar rounds at Israel...

Gaza City – Fire Kills 3 Gaza Kids, Sparks Accusations Over Power Crisis

May 7, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Gaza City - Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory's lingering power crisis. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers are accusing the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority of imposing taxes on fuel for Gaza's lone power plant, worsening the crisis and raising the daily blackout to 18 hours. The authority...

Washington – AP: US Planning To Take Tougher Line Against Israel

May 7, 2016 at 09:13 PM
Washington - The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press. The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in...

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