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Macron increases lead at 25%, Le Pen at 22%, polls say

Macron increases lead at 25%, Le Pen at 22%, polls say

An Elabe survey of voter intentions taken before the shooting on the Champs Elysees shopping street in central Paris showed Macron in front and far right leader Marine Le Pen falling further behind him. The outcome of the Sunday vote is highly uncertain, with the top four candidates all expected to be contenders for a top-two spot. French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ...



US court issues temporary stay of Arkansas execution

Arkansas, which has not conducted an execution in 12 years, at one point had planned to execute eight inmates in 11 days, the most of any state in as short a period since the U.S. Gray said that drug, vecuronium bromide, "was essentially obtained illegally by the state", NPR member station KUAR's Jacob Kauffman told Morning Edition .



World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at 117

The new record-holder as the world's oldest living person is believed to be 117-year-old Violet Brown from Jamaica. "From a strictly medical and scientific point of view", Bava told AP, "she can be considered a phenomenon". "I was 26. We got married". "He told me: 'If you're lucky you marry me, or I'll kill you, '" she said. According to her physician, Dr. Carlo Brava, Emma Morano was not particularly encumbered by a lack of mobility, especially for someone her age.


Big jump in Easter road death toll

Big jump in Easter road death toll

Following Minister Joe Maswanganyi's release of the preliminary figures today, the Democratic Alliance will write to the chairperson of the portfolio committee on transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, to ask her to urgently summon the newly appointed minister to explain the alarming rise.


Trump looks to toughen sanctions against Iran

Trump looks to toughen sanctions against Iran

Both Iran and Hezbollah are now fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned in November that Tehran would retaliate if the United States breached the nuclear agreement.



USA tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

Guterres said countries "on the frontline" of the crisis - China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Russia - must spare no effort to prevent a military buildup from Pyongyang. An official Chinese newspaper said there was optimism about persuading the North to end its pursuit of a nuclear programme without the use of force, "now that even the once tough-talking Donald Trump is onboard for a peaceful solution".