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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Their goal is to create a sea of blue across Southwest Missouri and online, all part of the Go Blue Campaign. Child abuse is tragic not only from a human standpoint, but from an economic one as well: child abuse and neglect costs society over $124 billion per year - enough to send over a million kids to college.


President Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria

President Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria

U.S President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled a visit to Peru and Colombia this week to oversee the USA response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. "I'm not very surprised (with Trump's absence) because the USA government really has no clear agenda for the region", he said. The trip, set to begin on Friday, would have been Trump's first visit to Latin America since taking office, the Washington Post reported.


Work Zone Awareness Week Targets Construction Zone Safety

Work Zone Awareness Week Targets Construction Zone Safety

The Alabama Department of Transportation encourages motorists to observe National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 9-13 by slowing down in work zones, eliminating distractions, observing all signage and watching for roadway workers. The DOT's maintenance forces are out there with moving work zones doing patching and pot hole repairs, and construction projects are be starting throughout the state.


Malaysia's general election to take place on May 9: Election Commission

Malaysia's general election to take place on May 9: Election Commission

Election Commission (EC) chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah said May 5 has been set for early voting, while the nomination date will fall on April 28. The reform group has also condemned the commission's decision to hold the polling day on a weekday over fears of a poor voter turnout.


Russia Vetoes US Resolution On Syria In UN Security Council

Russia Vetoes US Resolution On Syria In UN Security Council

It was the third resolution related to chemical weapons attacks in Syria voted on by the 15-member council on Tuesday. To be adopted, a draft needs nine votes, including from all the five permanent members of the council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.


Erdogan says Afrin will be handed over to residents

Erdogan says Afrin will be handed over to residents

The attack reportedly left almost 50 dead and an untold number of others severely wounded. Ankara blames Gulen , who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016 and has carried out a widespread crackdown on alleged supporters of the cleric's network.