Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order

Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order

Called the "Buy American, hire American executive order", it mandates government agencies to review and change rules that come in the way of "Buy American" policies, a campaign promise to re-energise manufacturing. The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign specialty workers in technical and highly-skilled fields, like engineering, medicine, mathematics, and science. Read More

Conservationist Kuki Gallman shot by cattle herders in Kenya

Conservationist Kuki Gallman shot by cattle herders in Kenya

In the Laikipia region, thousands of herders - some armed with spears and automatic weapons - have illegally entered private ranches and reserves in search of pastures for their flock of cows, sheep and goats. Many residents of the area accuse local politicians of inciting the violence ahead of the August elections. They say the politcians are trying to drive out voters who might oppose them and win votes by promising supporters access to private land. Read More

Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

Witness Tiasha Johnson told the Daily News of NY that the family's relative screamed for the little ones. "Get the kids out!'" Johnson said. "The fire was very bad", she said. "The smoke was heavy". "Today, the fire department mourns with this community and the loss of five people in this home". New York City officials say five people, including children, are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire. Read More

Federal panel rules Texas redistricting plan hurts minorities

Federal panel rules Texas redistricting plan hurts minorities

The latest 2-1 ruling by federal panel in San Antonio found that Texas tried intentionally weakening the influence of minorities by "wasting Latino votes" around Dallas, Houston and other areas across the state. "As Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith observed in his dissent, the challenge to the old 2011 maps are not only moot but 'a finding that racial considerations were dominant and controlling defies everything about this record, '" the statement said. Read More

Former COAS Gen Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia — Islamic Military Alliance

Former COAS Gen Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia — Islamic Military Alliance

He was granted approval to serve as the head of the military alliance for three years, reports said. It did not include Shi'ite Muslim Iran and its allies Syria and Iraq, leading to speculation that it could become a potential Sunni bloc against Iran, a rival of Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence across the Arab world. Read More

At least 18 children killed in South Africa bus crash

At least 18 children killed in South Africa bus crash

The minibus was travelling between the villages of Verena and Bronkhorstpruit on the R25 highway. Van packed with kids collides with truck 70km outside the capital Pretoria, killing and trapping many students inside . Panyaza Lesufi, the official responsible for education in Gauteng province, has said it is a "dark day". The post 20 pupils killed in South Africa minibus accident appeared first on Vanguard News. Read More

'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

North Korea said in February that it had successfully tested a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2, propelled by a solid-fuel engine. A ship bell signaled his arrival Wednesday morning on the USS Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo. North Korea did test a missile on Sunday, but by US and South Korean accounts it failed "within seconds". Read More

Woods hits first public shots in months

Woods hits first public shots in months

He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in Dubai before withdrawing. He skipped the next couple of tournaments, including the Masters, as he felt he wasn't ready to return to competitive action, especially after such a long lay off time. Read More

Thailand: Bangkok Bans Street Food Stalls

Thailand: Bangkok Bans Street Food Stalls

Suwandee also told The Nation that there would be no compromises, saying, "The street vendors have seized the pavement space for too long and we already provide them with space to sell food and other products legally in the market, so there will be no let-up in this operation". Read More

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

The vice president reiterated Monday that "all options are on the table" to deal with the threat posed by North Korea. That launch came shortly before U.S. The administration's immediate emphasis, the officials said, will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of Beijing. The joint U.S. -South Korean military camp is just outside the 2.5-mile-wide DMZ. Read More

Britons can show EU preferences in election - EU's Verhofstadt

The Republic is one of four countries officially competing to attract both agencies. The EMA's headquarters in Canary Wharf hosts 36,000 national regulators and scientists each year from across the European Union, and losing the regulator will undoubtedly be a blow for the UK. Read More

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

The White House did confirm information in a partial 2005 federal tax return that was leaked last month. Trump is the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years to not release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit. Read More

ISIS Death Toll from 'Mother of All Bombs' Hits 90

ISIS Death Toll from 'Mother of All Bombs' Hits 90

The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, Afghan and United States officials said. The 30-foot-long GPS-guided "smart bomb" , developed during the second Gulf War in 2003, has enough destructive force to wipe out an area roughly the size of nine city blocks. Read More

N.Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - S.Korea

N.Korea attempts but fails to launch missile - S.Korea

We don't need to expend any resources against that."The adviser said the missile's flight lasted four or five seconds". North Korea also showed what is believed to be a KN-14 missile on a transporter erector launcher (TEL). "Beijing should make clear to Pyongyang through diplomatic channels: if the DPRK in spite of the opposition of the global community (carry out a sixth nuclear test), China should cut off the vast majority of their oil supply and China should support the Security Council to ... Read More

Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate alleged Syrian sarin attack

Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate alleged Syrian sarin attack

U.S. Central Command said coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by their partner forces, the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, for the strike on Tuesday that was meant to target IS militants south of their Tabqa stronghold, near the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. Read More

AC Milan grab 97th minute derby equaliser

AC Milan grab 97th minute derby equaliser

Yonghong Li had claimed beforehand that Milan's new owners, just like the Suning Group, are primarily focused taking small steps on the road to recovery. The highly-intense historical Milan derby 2017 is set to be contested in the morning, possibly for the first-time ever. Ivan Perisic combined well with Joao Mario down the left and drilled a low cross into the path of Icardi, who fired into the gaping goal from six yards. Read More

Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex

Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex

But a fire at the iconic Bellagio Hotel will do it. He says damage was limited to the roof of the Via Bellagio annex. Investigators found an improper type of resin had been used in two decorative elements near the top of the 32-story hotel, which caused the fire to spread faster than expected along the roof and facade. Read More

Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty of murder in the 2012 shooting of two men on a Boston street. Hernandez was overcome with emotion as the verdict was read, moving his head from side to side, wiping his eyes and weeping. Read More

Iran's president registers to run in May elections

Raisi is also a prosecutor at the Special Cleric Court. The same critics might similarly argue that there is little prospect for economic improvement under Rouhani or a more recognizably hardline candidate, but this is not to say that Ahmadinejad and other hardliners do not substantially differ from Rouhani and his supporters in terms of economic strategy. Read More

Uzbekistan says had warned about Stockholm attack suspect

Uzbekistan says had warned about Stockholm attack suspect

Friday's attack shocked Swedes who pride themselves on their open-door policies toward migrants and refugees. The government has appointed a high court judge to investigate legal framework for a new law, which could be introduced by autumn next year. Read More