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Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce
By Lisa Barrington and Denis Dyomkin BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. Rebels had hit a government gun position with a guided missile.
Tue, 03 May 2016 12:12:46 -0400
Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead
ROME (AP) The Italian navy says improved sea and weather conditions allow it to resume operations to bring to Sicily a fishing boat that capsized and sank off Libya last year, with hundreds of migrants trapped inside. Tue, 03 May 2016 12:10:52 -0400
Viewer's Guide: Cruz, Sanders want campaign boost in Indiana
WASHINGTON (AP) Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has "sort of already started." Clinton may not say as much, but she largely agrees. On what could be a pivotal night for Cruz, Trump is strongly favored in the state's GOP primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a tighter race on the Democratic side.
Tue, 03 May 2016 12:08:47 -0400
The Latest: Cruz launches blistering attack on Trump
Group opposing Lucas museum OKs stay, skeptical of new site
CHICAGO (AP) A nonprofit suing to stop plans by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a lakefront museum by the Chicago Bears' stadium says it's not enthusiastic about an alternate site nearby. Tue, 03 May 2016 12:04:13 -0400
Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before death
American killed in combat in Iraq was Navy SEAL
'Hamilton' sets a new record with 16 Tony Award nominations
Prosecutor: Same gun, same DNA in 'Grim Sleeper' slayings
Jewish leader urges Sweden to prioritize anti-Semitism fight
STOCKHOLM (AP) The president of the European Jewish Congress says Sweden needs to be vigilant of anti-Semitism among some refugees seeking shelter in the Nordic country. Tue, 03 May 2016 11:55:15 -0400
Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October
More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
Niger tells Europe it needs 1 bln euros to fight illegal migration
Niger, a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the EU, told foreign ministers visiting from Europe on Tuesday it needs 1 billion euros to combat illegal migration. As many as 150,000 migrants, most coming from other West African nations, will travel through Niger this year, crossing the Sahara Desert on their way to the Mediterranean coast, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). A vast landlocked country, Niger borders Nigeria in the south and Libya to north - from whose coast many migrants set off on the perilous sea journey to EU members Italy or Malta. Tue, 03 May 2016 11:51:49 -0400
Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties
U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO Shkreli
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. More charges related to Shkreli's involvement with biopharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc could be filed within a month, Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Paes said at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. Shkreli, 33, sparked outrage among patients, medical societies and U.S. lawmakers after another company he ran, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:50:21 -0400