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Worldwide Apartment catches fire in Rockford
Author: 0 Apartment catches fire in Rockford

The second floor apartment was heavily damaged. Everyone will be able to return to the large complex, said Chief Hicks, except for those who live in the apartment, where the fire started. One adult man was treated for smoke inhalation, and was later transported to SwedishAmerican Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A fire investigator was arriving soon to begin looking into the cause, he added.

Worldwide MiG 17 chopper crashes near Kedarnath, narrow escape for passengers
Author: 0 MiG 17 chopper crashes near Kedarnath, narrow escape for passengers

There were eight people - six passengers, pilot and co-pilot - onboard but all are safe with minor injuries, an official told IANS . An Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter overturned while landing at a mountainous region near the Kedarnath in the northern state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning, local time.

Worldwide Kashmir University figures among top 50 universities in all-India ranking
Author: 0 Kashmir University figures among top 50 universities in all-India ranking

This is the third edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework released by the Human Resources Development Ministry. Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announces the rankings at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. KIIT University emerged as top management institute in Odisha with 30th rank in country followed by Xavier University at 36. Anna University, IIT-Hyderabad and Institute of Chemical Technology/ICT (Mumbai) made the next three.

Worldwide Erdogan, Putin break ground for Akkuyu nuclear plant
Author: 0 Erdogan, Putin break ground for Akkuyu nuclear plant

The groundbreaking ceremony of Turkey's first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, was held Tuesday with the participation of Turkish and Russian presidents via a video teleconference from capital Ankara. Meanwhile, Turkey's approval for Gazprom's onshore portion of the TurkStream gas pipeline's second line is still pending, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on April 3.

Worldwide Netanyahu scraps United Nations deal to resettle African asylum seekers
Author: 0 Netanyahu scraps United Nations deal to resettle African asylum seekers

A minimum of 16 250 migrants will be resettled in Western nations including Canada, Germany and Italy under the agreement, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . They had initially been given a deadline of April 1, but Israel's supreme court suspended the plan on March 15 while it continued to examine it. Their presence has sparked tension with the working-class Jewish residents who have put pressure on the government to remove the Africans.

Worldwide Embrace your voice during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Author: 0 Embrace your voice during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Since 2001, the US has observed April as sexual assault awareness month , with some advocates holding events to mark the month since the 1990s, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center . According to a USA TODAY survey, 94% of women in the entertainment industry say they experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault during their careers in Hollywood, where the movement first started.

Worldwide 'Black Tuesday' strikes cause chaos on railways in challenge to Macron
Author: 0 'Black Tuesday' strikes cause chaos on railways in challenge to Macron

The first round of strikes officially started on the evening of April 2 and will run through the morning of April 5, with 77 percent of all train conductors in the country off work, leaving only a skeletal service in place. More than half of French people view the strikes as unjustified, according to an Ifop poll published on Sunday. In a series of five executive orders last August, Macron laid out his goals: to give companies more flexibility in hiring and firing workers, more power to ...

Worldwide Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Will Be Honored Wednesday
Author: 0 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Will Be Honored Wednesday

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City wants to rename a street after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr . Kleina grabbed his camera to document the movement, but admitted that he had a lot to learn at the time . "Some things have changed, certainly", said Dorothy Crook. Riley moved from Money, Mississippi to Memphis for a chance at a job working for the city.

Worldwide Truck carrying elephants crashes in Spain, at least one animal killed
Author: 0 Truck carrying elephants crashes in Spain, at least one animal killed

Traffic was blocked for two hours as three elephants wandered the highway after the crash, while emergency workers used a crane to lift another of the giant mammals from a nearby ditch. "Shortly the A30 will be reopened". The Association of United Circuses said the overturned truck had been cleared by authorities for the transportation of animals and the journey had been approved by veterinarians.

Worldwide Spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK: Russia
Author: 0 Spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK: Russia

The UK has been accused of "putting all decency aside" by Russia's foreign minister, over its claims Moscow is to blame for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter . Russian state media's English language website Sputnik argued that "the British authorities have much more vested interest in seeing Skripal poisoned than the Kremlin ever would".

Worldwide Jesse Hernandez Fell Into Drainage Pipe in Griffith Park
Author: 0 Jesse Hernandez Fell Into Drainage Pipe in Griffith Park

The drainage system is part of a network of pipes four feet (1.2 metres) in diameter that run parallel to the Los Angeles River and crosses under motorways. Crews searched through the night and found the child this morning. Jesse was playing with relatives in the maintenance building when he jumped on a wooden plank and fell 25 feet into the pipe system.

Worldwide Clear plastic backpacks now being used at site of Florida school shooting
Author: 0 Clear plastic backpacks now being used at site of Florida school shooting

Rather than feeling safer, students have taken to social media to mock the beefed-up security. "As much as I appreciate the effort we as a country need to focus on the real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons", she went on. Many view the clear backpacks as a violation of privacy, with some understanding the logic behind having metal detectors. "When students return from spring break, clear backpacks are the only backpacks that will be permitted on campus", said the ...

Worldwide Video shows man attacked Muslim woman at MI hospital
Author: 0 Video shows man attacked Muslim woman at MI hospital

A deranged man caught on surveillance video punching a Muslim woman wearing a hijab in the head at a MI hospital possibly attacked her because of her religion, the woman's lawyer said. The woman is now suing the hospital, saying it should have done more to prevent the attack. Deliz said he had been diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia, according to Moughni.

Worldwide Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants
Author: 0 Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants

The deal with the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) would have seen at least 16,250 of 37,000 migrants relocated to "Western countries" later identified as Germany, Canada and Italy. Those who will leave Israel are likely to mostly be single men from Eritrea - where the regime is one of the world's most oppressive and men are forced into a military service with slavery-like conditions.

Author: 0 Family in SUV cliff plunge got death threats, friend says

The couple's other children, Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, are still missing, but are believed to have also been in the vehicle at the time of the crash and are presumed dead. The Woodland Washington neighbor who tried to help the Hart children said word that the crash was likely intentional was not a shock to him. Officials still aren't sure when the crash took place.

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