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Carolyn Hax: A widow’s unfounded feelings of guilt

Dear Carolyn: My late husband died when our son was 18 months old. We always had the basics — I made sure of that — but we both went without a lot of the extras. My son just started college and his random roommate assignment happens to be a boy whose father also died when he was young.

Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chemical attacks

“We stress our absolute condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people and we demand an independent international investigation to guarantee the application of international law against anyone proven to have used chemical weapons,” said a statement distributed to journalists.

'Academically' educated 'show higher support for British values'

Twitter: @JMorganTHE Is education effective in promoting “fundamental British values”? Not in the way the government expects, suggests new research showing that those with university degrees or with academic A levels show “significantly higher support” for such values than those with vocational qualifications.

Revealed: These are the car makes that are most likely to be vandalised

Small cars such as Smart cars and Minis are most at risk from vandalism, new research has suggested. More than one in every 100 Smart cars falls victim to vandalism every year, while Mini owners are the second highest at-risk group, with one claim for every thousand each year.

Annabelle Dickson

Trump’s insistence on a ‘Mission Accomplished’ evinced memories of then-President George W. Bush speaking under a banner with those very words in May 2003. Labour leader calls for UN investigation into alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, as government weighs up options for military intervention.

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony snubs athletes, Beattie admits 'we got it wrong'

"We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the closing ceremony. However, having them come in to the stadium in the pre-show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium, alongside flag-bearers. We got that wrong." Mr Beattie later told the ABC the athletes were brought....

Audit: State shouldn’t use federal funds for psych hospital

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state auditor says Maine should stop following legal advice to use millions of dollars in federal funds for a psychiatric hospital that’s lost federal certification. Auditor Pola Buckley says the state keeps using such funds despite facing a $51 million penalty from the federal government for doing so.

Chinese, Japanese Foreign Ministers Meet on Bilateral Ties

China and Japan agreed to further consolidate the momentum of improvement in bilateral ties during a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Tokyo on April 15. Wang said that bilateral relationship between China and Japan showed....

Midday Brief

A youth has been killed during a clash between two groups at a mosque in Habiganj district over the distribution of sweets. Myanmar’s government said it repatriated on Saturday the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign,....

Commodity prices during Ramadan: Government stands firm against extortion by police, home minister says

The government has taken a strong stand against corruption and extortion, even if these crimes are committed by policemen, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Sunday. He said if a police member is found guilty of extortion or corruption, the government will take immediate and tough action....

Four dead, 26 injured after train derails in Gazipur

At least four people have been killed and 26 others injured after a train derailed in Tongi Railway Station area in Gazipur. The railway was closed for five hours before emergency services recovered the derailed compartments and hauled them back on track. Three of the deceased have been identified as Shahadat Hossain, Amir Uddin, and Khokon.

Shark attack closes Margaret River pro surfing event

A man has been taken to hospital after being bitten by a shark near Gracetown, off the coast of Western Australia. Photograph: ScreenWest/PR IMAGE. A man has been bitten by a shark off the coast of Western Australia , prompting authorities to close down the nearby Margaret River Pro international surfing event.

James Comey says Donald Trump 'morally unfit' to be president

In ABC TV interview, former FBI director says US president treats women like meat and was a ‘stain’ on everyone who worked for him. James Comey has lambasted Donald Trump in his first TV interview after the release of his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. Photograph: AP.

Syria exposes the broken state of global governance. How do we respond? | Scott Ludlam

T rying to find your way to clarity through the fog of horror that surrounds the Syrian civil war, you could do worse than start with MSNBC television host Chris Hayes, who took to Twitter in the wake of the US airstrikes on Damascus: “They lie about everything all the time. Everything. Every single thing, big and small.

We need to ‘support’ our athletes

His comments came during a presentation to assist CARIFTA Games bronze medallist Sarah Belle to compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia at the Pinelands Creative Workshop Marcus Garvey Resource Centre last Friday. “We stand out in the region not because of our great politics or great economics.

Uganda to accept 500 African asylum-seekers from Israel

The U.N. Refugee Agency says some 4,000 African asylum seekers have voluntarily left Israel for Uganda and Rwanda since 2013, reports both countries have continuously denied. Speaking to reporters Friday, Ecweru denied the existence of any so-called secret deals between Uganda and Israel on the matter.

The News in Brief

Labor Inspection Excludes Seismic Tremors in the Mine Killing 6 Workers The labour inspection stated on Monday that no seismic tremors were observed in the Mindeli mine, in western Tkibuli region of Georgia, where six mine workers died and three others received injuries on April 5.


By Moffat Mamu. BRISBANE, Australia (Solomon Star, March 30) – Solomon Airlines is hopeful Australia will grant permission for it to operate direct passenger and cargo services between Brisbane and Honiara via Santo, Vanuatu. Airline manager Wilson Ne’e told Solomon Star that what Solomon Airlines....

NAKHON SI THAMMRAT, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – The government's policy promoting tourism in 55 secondary cities in Thailand has helped generate more income for local communities, while Nakhon Si Thammrat province has great potential to become a new ...

NAKHON SI THAMMRAT, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – The government's policy promoting tourism in 55 secondary cities in Thailand has helped generate more income for local communities, while Nakhon Si Thammrat province has great potential to become a new main tourist destination in the future, says official.

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BANGKOK, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on every family to be loving and spend quality time together this Songkran holiday. Gen Prayut’s message was conveyed on the weekend by Government Spokesperson Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

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BANGKOK, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – The Royal Thai Police force is offering free trips to holidaymakers returning home between April 15th and 17th. Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police said today that the Metropolitan Police Bureau will be offering free van services....

Land Transport Dept prepares to accommodate people's return trips after Songkran

BANGKOK, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – Thailand's Department of Land Transport has prepared to accommodate people's return trips after the Songkran festival. The department will continue to inspect public transport and drivers strictly. The Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, Sanit....

Locals, tourists worships Phra Borommathat Chedi before returning to work

NAKHON SI THAMMRAT, 15th April 2018 (NNT) – Villagers, tourists, and people visiting hometown in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat during Songkran holidays have worshipped Phra Borommathat Chedi and sacred artifacts at Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan Temple before beginning their return....

Day visas at UAE airports 'will boost tourism numbers'

About 70 per cent of passengers who passed through the country's airport last year were in transit Dubai airport with a view of the city. Jürgen Effner / AP. A new plan to give more travellers a visit visa when they arrive at any UAE airport will encourage them to explore the country and boost tourism spending.

Bhopinder Singh

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has had an ominous relationship with all six Chiefs of Army Staff that he has tenured with, including the four that he “handpicked” by superseding senior officers. In 1993, his choice of Gen. Waheed Kakar was instrumental in pressuring Mr Sharif to resign as Prime Minister.

The Latest: Spokeswoman says Trump still wants Syria exit

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 5 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump still wants U.S. troops to exit Syria as soon as possible, after the French president said he persuaded Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for an alleged chemical-weapons attack.

Japanese Market Pares Gains

The Japanese stock market has pared early gains and is modestly higher on Monday as fears of a wider conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Syria eased. Meanwhile, the safe-haven yen strengthened as polls showed waning support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government.

Lower Open Predicted For Hong Kong Shares

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in consecutive trading days, slipping almost 90 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 30,800-point plateau and it's expected to open under pressure again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian is negative thanks to geopolitical concerns after U.

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

In this March 16, 2014, photo released by China Ministries International, one of the rafts that Rev. John Sanqiang Cao used to cross the river into neighboring Myanmar is seen from the Chinese side in Yunnan. The prominent pastor who has been detained by Chinese authorities since March 5, 2017 was....

Tell us what you think: What will move markets most in the coming days?

Major banks beat expectations as earnings season kicked off stateside. Markets digested the U.S.-led military strike on Syria that targeted chemical weapons facilities. U.S.-China trade tensions were not far from investors' minds. Containers are transferred at a port on April 13, 2018, in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China.

Is this where Russia will get its revenge on the UK? 46 minutes ago The UK used a base on the Mediterranean island to launch four Tornado bombers.

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus lies a few hundred kilometres west of Syria. Photo credit: Getty. Terrified Brits are trying to get out of Cyprus after realising the UK used an airbase there to launch strikes on Syria. Politicians on the Mediterranean island are also outraged, calling for the "anachronism" to be removed.
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