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In a statement, emergency medical service ER24 described arriving at the scene, where fire-fighters were tackling the flames. The dead children lay trapped inside the burnt out shell of the vehicle that stood on its side, he said. "The driver was driving rashly and negligently". "We are trying to find out exactly what happened", Meiring said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the loss of life, and offered his condolences to the families of the victims.
  • Egypt declares 3-month emergency after church bombings

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    Islamic State has waged a low-level war against soldiers and police in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for years but it is increasingly targeting Christians and broadening its reach into Egypt's mainland. A few hours later there was a second bombing in Alexandria , killing innocent men, women and children as they left a Palm Sunday Liturgy that was officiated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark.
  • Wits students protest over accommodation

    Wits students protest over accommodation

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    Earlier, Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel said classes had not been disrupted and would continue as normal. According to the SRC, earlier this year students were moved from Wits residences which was closed down and moved to new locations. "Yale Road has no cleaning services, no security and when students get sick they have to struggle to get to a hospital", says Mkhari. Private security has been deployed to the university, as well as Wits's campus control.
  • Ontario sets foreign housing tax to cool market

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    As for the underlying data guiding these policy decisions? But it's hard to shake the feeling the government is, in several important ways, flying blind. As we wait - and wait - for the Ontario budget to come down, we're also waiting to find out what the government is planning to do about housing affordability.
  • Australia to make citizenship tougher

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    In the robocalls, Mr Turnbull said: "Hello, I'm Malcolm Turnbull ". Just two months after being attacked by senior coalition figures for criticising the government's direction, Mr Abbott re-emerged in the public spotlight on Easter Monday with a plan for reconnecting with the electorate.
  • North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of U.S. 'recklessness'

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    American and Chinese officials have discussed the possibility of cutting off oil imports in response to more nuclear provocations from North Korea. In the end, however, they settled on a policy that appears to represent continuity. The festivities, celebrating the 105th birthday of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Un's grandfather, took place amid concerns that North Korea is possibly preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a significant rocket launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM.
  • Abe sends offering to shrine honoring Japan's war dead

    Abe sends offering to shrine honoring Japan's war dead

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    Visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni Shrine in downtown Tokyo have outraged Asian neighbours since the shrine honours 14 Japanese leaders convicted by an Allied tribunal as war criminals, along with the other war dead. A group of lawmakers including Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker Hidehisa Otsuji are led by a Shinto priest as they visit Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo , Japan April 21, 2017.
  • EU calls for probe in Venezuela protest deaths

    EU calls for probe in Venezuela protest deaths

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    GM said Thursday that its only factory in Venezuela was confiscated a day earlier, as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country that is roiled by economic troubles. The company, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He too said that the takeover was by dealers - and there's no connection with the Venezuelan government.
  • India Home Minister appeals to all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

    India Home Minister appeals to all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

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    Anxious over the non-stop pro-freedom protests in the Kashmir Valley, New Delhi is now planning to "squeeze out" alleged funding of pro-freedom organisations from Middle East countries, India Today reported on Friday. The students suffered minor injuries in the incident. However, according to the TOI report, the FIR lodged by these students does not say anything about the "stone-pelter" taunt because they do not want the issue to flare-up as it's exam time for them.
  • Infamous Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez dead at 27

    Infamous Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez dead at 27

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    Officers attempted life-saving techniques and transported Hernandez from the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center to a local hospital. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. In the second murder trial, prosecutors said Hernandez opened fire on a auto, killing de Abreu and Furtado, because he felt disrespected when one of the men bumped into him and spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub.