Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

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South Africa’s anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela laid to rest

SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto.

If Syria uses toxic gas again, U.S. ‘locked and loaded’: U.N. envoy Haley

by Michelle Nichols

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during the emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States is “locked and loaded” to strike again if Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s government again uses chemical weapons, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki

Haley told the Security Council on Saturday.

“We are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will,” she said.

“If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded,” Haley said.



Editing by David Gregorio

Article Appeared @https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-usa/if-syria-uses-toxic-gas-again-u-s-locked-and-loaded-u-n-envoy-haley-idUSKBN1HL121

Florida mother let her 2-year-old child smoke meth and marijuana, authorities say

By: Karl Etters

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(Photo: Wakulla County Jail)

Authorities say a Florida mother let her 2-year-old child smoke meth and marijuana, possibly on multiple occasions.

Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, of Wakulla near the state’s capital Tallahassee, faces a charge of child abuse. The toddler tested positive for both drugs at high enough levels to indicate to medical examiners it was not a one-time incident. Continue reading