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Chinese president arrives in West Palm Beach as demonstrators line streets

Pres. Xi Jinping arrices in West PalmIn anticipation of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president, security was tight Thursday morning as demonstrators marched within view of Mar-a-Lago.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at Palm Beach International Airport shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Trump is expected to arrive about 3 p.m. They are expected to attend at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night and meet most of the day Friday.


Israeli soldier killed in West Bank car-ramming attack

Israeli soldier killed in car ramming attackA Palestinian man has driven a car into people next to a bus stop near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding another, officials said.

The incident near the Israeli settlement of Ofra north of Ramallah occurred just a few days before the start of the Jewish Passover holiday, raising fears of an upsurge in violence.


At least 58 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria

Chemical attack in SyriaThe Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 58 people were killed and dozens others injured in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib province.

The SOHR said 11 children are included in the death toll, which is expected to rise because there are more than 160 people injured, some of them critically. The monitoring group said some victims in one of the neighborhoods bombed with chemicals suffocated and sustained other symptoms including iris shrinkage, intense breathing and general spasms.


St Petersburg metro blast 'kills 10'

St. Petersburg metro blast kills tenAt least 10 people are feared dead and dozens wounded in a blast in the metro system of Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city, according to local authorities.

Ambulances and fire engines descended on the central Sennaya Ploshchad metro station after the explosion on Tuesday at 240pm (11:40 GMT). Russian media reported earlier that there were two blasts, but officials later said the explosion happened in a carriage between two stations which are next to each other on a busy line.


Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies at 84

Yevtushenko, Russian poet, diesAcclaimed poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work chronicled anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, died Saturday of heart failure, his wife said. He was 84.

The youngest of the Soviet-era writers who came to prominence under communist rule, Yevtushenko's work denounced Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and shined a spotlight on the plight of Jews and other minorities under his rule.


Colombia landslide kills 112, scores injured

Colombia landslde kills 112A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 112 people and injuring at least 120, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa and immobilizing cars in several feet of mud.


Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia

Landslide in IndonesiaRescuers on Saturday searched for more than two dozen people who were missing after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main island of Java. One body was found before the search was suspended as rain started to fall.

The landslide hit some 23 houses and farmers harvesting ginger on a hillside in Banaran village in East Java province's Ponorogo district, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency.


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