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Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes Click Here to Open in a New Window

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."



Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting Click Here to Open in a New Window

Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi ShootingThe victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.



Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation' Click Here to Open in a New Window

Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'Secretary of Defense James Mattis, shown Saturday at the military academy West Point, said Sunday that the US planned to “accellerate the campaign against Isis”. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of “attrition” to one of “annihilation”. The retired Marine Corps general also said “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation”, adding: “We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys.



52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally Honored Click Here to Open in a New Window

52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally HonoredNavy pilot Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby — classified as “killed in action” for more than 50 years — finally was given a full military funeral Sunday in San Diego after his remains returned.



Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89 Click Here to Open in a New Window

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.



Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water Park Click Here to Open in a New Window

Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water ParkThe water slide that was responsible for the accident, the Emerald Plunge, was shut down and is being reevaluated for possible construction flaws.



After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands Click Here to Open in a New Window

After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own handsMUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.     Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over to a certain extent".     "I have experienced this in the last few days," she said. ...



Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali Click Here to Open in a New Window

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from BaliSYDNEY (AP) — Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.



Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered Click Here to Open in a New Window

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recoveredRescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.



Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence Click Here to Open in a New Window

Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absenceABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.



For Siemens and Other Companies, Apprentice Programs Click Here to Open in a New Window

For Siemens and Other Companies, Apprentice ProgramsWhen Siemens wanted to find U.S. workers to build gas turbines, only 15 percent of those who applied had the skills needed.



Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rant Click Here to Open in a New Window

Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rantA man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35-year-old convicted felon. A senior researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a blog post, said Christian's Facebook page showed he held "some racist and other extremist beliefs." The attack unfolded hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a daily religious fast.



Iran in pursuit of a knowledge economy Click Here to Open in a New Window
On 19 May 2017, Hassan Rouhani was elected President of Iran for a second four-year term. Among the challenges he will face: the pursuit of transition to a knowledge economy in a context of low foreig
Parties to FAO's treaty tackling illegal fishing meet in Oslo Click Here to Open in a New Window
29 May 2017, Oslo - The first Meeting of the Parties to FAOs bold new international treaty aimed at cracking down on illicit fishing opened today in Oslo, as delegates began hammering out ways to mak
Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, Merkel says Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, May 29 pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week, acc
Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164 Click Here to Open in a New Window
Colombo - Sri Lankas monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday. Fri
New French President Promises Tough Talk at First Putin Meeting Click Here to Open in a New Window
VERSAILLES, FRANCE - New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign when his team accused Russian medi
North Korea Test-fires Another Ballistic Missile Click Here to Open in a New Window
North Korea test-fired another short-range ballistic missile early Monday, just days after the G-7 demanded that Pyongyang give up its nuclear ambitions. The U.S. Pacific Command says the launch came
Takuma Sato First Japanese Driver to Win Indianapolis 500 Click Here to Open in a New Window
Takuma Sato on Sunday became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500, in a race that featured a horrific crash involving the driver who started from the pole position. In the 101st runni
Fight against leprosy: Efforts honoured with ICN award Click Here to Open in a New Window
New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): The International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in
G7 leaders end summit split on climate change Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, May 27 but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he ne
World Economic Forum calls to raise retirement age to at least 70 Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report, BBC News reveals. The World Economic Forum sai
Cannes: Chloe Zhao's 'The Rider' tops Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Chloe Zhaos The Rider, Sony Pictures Classics second pick-up at this years Cannes Festival, won the Art Cinema Award, the top prize at Cannes Directors Fortnight, Variety said
India's Abhimanyu Vannemreddy on verge of French Open junior wildcard Click Here to Open in a New Window
Paris [France], May 27 (ANI): Indian tennis player Abhimanyu Vannemreddy will aim to secure wild card for the main boys singles draws in the Junior French Open when he takes on Hikaru Shiraishi from


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910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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