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Several buildings were damaged by a confirmed EF-0 tornado that impacted Antreville, Anderson County, South Carolina yesterday, Thursday April 6, with estimated wind speeds of around 80 miles per hour (130 mk/hr). Less than a mile away on Stanton Road, fire officials helped residents last night who were displaced after winds blew the roof off an apartment building.
  • Naidu opens cabinet door to son

    Naidu opens cabinet door to son

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    TDP Senior Leader, Bojjala Gopala Krishna Reddy who was shown door out of Chandrababu Naidu's team resigned to his MLA post as well in protest to that. "Whereas buying our MLAs was in itself a disgraceful act, Naidu today made four of them ministers without making them resign (their seats) or getting them disqualified (to face re-election)".
  • Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money

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    But on Thursday, the U.S. Senate corrected that action on a 51-50 vote . Along with being the tiebreaking vote, this was after two women Republicans, Alaska Senator, Lisa Murkowski, and Maine Senator, Susan Collins, defected and voted against the measure.
  • Syrian refugee numbers in the region surpasses 5 million

    Syrian refugee numbers in the region surpasses 5 million

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    No specific incident has prompted this marker of 5 million refugees, United Nations refugee agency spokesman Babar Baloch told the AP. A year after an worldwide conference to increase the places for refugee resettlement and offer alternative channels for Syrian refugee admission, only half the 500,000 places asked for have been given, UNHCR warned.
  • Malaysian PM To Arrive In India Tomorrow, PM Modi Extends Welcome

    Malaysian PM To Arrive In India Tomorrow, PM Modi Extends Welcome

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    This clarification comes after reports suggested that the Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, proposed Rajini's name as the state's tourism ambassador. "There will be enormous opportunities for investors, and we invite you to take advantage of this new growth area in Malaysia", Najib said. Razak is accompanied by his spouse Datin Sri Rosmah Mansour and a large business delegation consisting of numerous top companies and businessmen of Malaysia.
  • China confirms return of Kim Jong-nam's body

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    North Korean officials were seen gathering at Beijing airport after disembarking from a Malaysian Airlines flight on March 31. The Malaysian contingent had been stranded in North Korea amid a protracted spat following the February 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam - the North Korean leader's estranged older half brother - at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

    Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

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    The incident caused Independence Avenue to be closed until after 12 p.m., though the Capitol remained open. "While attempting to stop the vehicle on Independence Avenue, the driver negotiated a U-turn and fled the scene, almost striking officers and struck at least one other vehicle", Maleki said at a news conference.
  • Morgue reopens as Kim's body reportedly leaves Malaysia

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    However, The Associated Press reports that "a van was seen leaving the morgue where Kim's body was being held, after which police guards were removed". Malaysia performed an autopsy despite protests lodged by North Korea. They claim they were tricked into thinking it was a prank for a television show.
  • S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

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    Looking grim-faced and pale, Park ignored a barrage of press flashbulbs and did not speak when she arrived at the Seoul Central District Court, nor when she left. Ms Park, 65, arrived at the Seoul Central District Court yesterday morning but ignored questions from the media. Having failed to appear for her impeachment trial before being expelled from office March 10, Park was not obligated to attend the hearing Thursday.
  • White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

    White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

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    The White House quickly embraced Nunes' revelations, saying they vindicated Trump's explosive and unverified claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. Only hours after Yates's attorney informed the White House that Yates would testify despite attempts to invoke "executive privilege" to gag her, Nunes cancelled the hearing at which she was to appear.
  • U.S. condemns Venezuela Supreme Court decision

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    State media on Thursday took a far different tone, saying the court's ruling was not seeking to supplant congress but rather guarantee the rule of law so long as congress remains obstructionist, refusing to sign off on a budget and key economic decisions Maduro says are needed to overcome widespread shortages and triple-digit inflation.
  • Senate intelligence leaders: 20 people to be questioned, first hearing Thursday

    Senate intelligence leaders: 20 people to be questioned, first hearing Thursday

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    Burr said the investigation is being conducted entirely separately from the House Intelligence Committee probe into the matter that has come under intense scrutiny after Rep. "Our staff is now working though thousands of intelligence and analytic products", Burr said, adding they are waiting for additional documents from the intelligence community related to their investigation.
  • North Korea tests new high-thrust rocket engine

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    The letters read " New type engine". "If they shoot a missile, (Japanese) self defense forces will try to shoot them down". Analysts called the test a "significant step forward for Pyongyang's ICBM program". "This was a comprehensive test for the first-stage rocket for an ICBM, and that is why it was unsafe", Kim Dong-yub of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul told Reuters.
  • China completes construction of military facilities on islands in South China Sea

    China completes construction of military facilities on islands in South China Sea

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    Overlapping sovereignty claims on islands in the South China Sea have increased with China accelerating its island building and the US sending its navy to the vicinity to conduct freedom of navigation operations. The think tank said the three air bases on Spratly Islands and another one on Woody Island towards the north could possibly allow Beijing's military aircraft to operate over nearly all of South China Sea.
  • Dutch PM 'defeats anti-Islam challenger in Netherlands election'

    Dutch PM 'defeats anti-Islam challenger in Netherlands election'

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    The Canadian broadcaster CBC News mentioned that a new immigrant party called Denk ("Think" in Dutch) which advocates for tolerance and a register of hate speech has entered the parliament for the first time and won three seats. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Liberal MP and current Defence Minister spoke to reporters about the defeat of populist thinking in the election and its implications on the rest of Europe: "I think this is very good news for Europe".
  • Texas Senate approves bill that would reduce handgun license fee

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    A Senate rule says when a bill dies or is defeated, any legislation with "that exact language or substantially similar language shall be considered decisively defeated and shall not be considered again during the session". House Bill 108 seeks to continue the practice. A rule stipulates 26 or more "no" votes means that similar language can not be considered again during the session.
  • Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

    Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

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    The most likely hazard with these storms will be damaging winds. The action will carry us into the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The Threats include Hail, damaging winds, and Tornadoes. There won't be much down time before the next round of potentially severe storms arrives on Thursday. Round #2: Another batch of storms will form along our dryline after 9 p.m.
  • South Korea seeks warrant for ex-President Park Geun-hye's arrest

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    The quick decision to seek to arrest her is appropriate, considering the possible effect of her detention on the presidential election less than 50 days away. Park also refused prosecutors access to her office during their investigation and declined to talk to them or to appear before the court deciding her fate.
  • Hong Kong names a new leader

    Hong Kong names a new leader

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    At its height, hundreds of thousands of people poured onto the city's streets in protest, using umbrellas to protect themselves from sun, rain, and pepper spray, and giving the Umbrella Movement its nickname. The fact that pro-Beijing lawmaker Tommy Cheung Yu-yan took over the Liberal Party and joined the Executive Council at the end of past year showed that Hong Kong businessmen have lost nearly all their political power.