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Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Maduro is accused of eroding democracy and plunging the oil-rich economy into chaos; over the past year citizens have suffered from food shortages and a lack of basic services as crime rises. Ten people have been killed during near daily clashes this month between security forces armed with rubber bullets and tear gas and protesters sometimes throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails.


Suspect in assault of girl had been deported 16 years ago

Suspect in assault of girl had been deported 16 years ago

Santiago Martinez-Flores, 48, is wanted for burglary and sexual assault in connection with the February 26 incident at Clackamas Trails Apartments in unincorporated Milwaukie, according to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. There is also an online tip report at the department's webpage. "I hope they put them away for a long, long time". However, the girl was able to describe her attacker and authorities said they found physical evidence linking Martinez-Flores to the crime.



Tokyo, Washington start joint drills in Pacific Ocean

Two Japanese destroyers also recently sailed with the USA carrier group in the western Pacific . It was not immediately clear how long the Japanese destroyers would sail alongside the USA carrier group. The United States has called on China to do more to help defuse the tension.Last Thursday, Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea", after North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike".



'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

During the conflict, the Assad regime was accused by many worldwide actors of targeting Syrian civilians by chemical weapons. The latest Canadian sanctions "affect 17 high-ranking individuals in the Assad regime and five entities linked to the use of chemical weapons in Syria", the Foreign Ministry said.


Time to name April the giraffe's baby boy, for a price

Time to name April the giraffe's baby boy, for a price

Finally, April the Giraffe has given birth to her most anticipated calf. More than a million viewers tuned in to the live stream of April's birth, breaking the internet with the great news. Animal Adventure Park is offering the public a chance to give him one at nameaprilscalf.com, where anyone who wants to vote on a name can do so for $1 per vote.


Syria chemical attack undeniable, says OPCW chief

Syria chemical attack undeniable, says OPCW chief

Three senior defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that Israeli intelligence believed Syrian military commanders had ordered the devastating attack with Assad's knowledge. "There can be no doubt in the worldwide community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all", said Mattis.