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McAllen Monitor (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, McAllen, TexasThe Monlin Lunation amp world 3a saturday March 21, 2015official report suggests suicide in Black Many a hanging by Michael Muskal. Molly Hennessy Fiske and Richard a. Serrano los Angeles times port Gibson. Miss. A preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd found hanging from a tree in Rural Mississippi strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than a homicide or other four play a Federal Law enforcement official said Friday. Quot it looks like that Quot said the official who asked not to be identified because authorities Are planning to make an announcement at a later news conference. But he said Quot that a where they Are headed Quot a with a finding of suicide. The official declined to give further details Only adding that suicide is emerging As the apparent cause of death at this time. The death has shocked the area and the nation partly because there is no More powerful image in the South than the body of a Black Mati hanging from monltofnew8.com Fri Man found hanging is Otts Byrd. O a tree the Symbol of White racists refusal to accept the outcome of the civil War and to continue their illegal fight for supremacy. Though the practice reached its Peak during the 19th and Early 20th centuries the image cont mics to haunt explaining in part Why the Case of Byrd has captured the nations attention. The body of Byrd 54, was found thursday after he had been missing for two weeks from a tree near Byrds Home in port Gibson. Claiborne county sheriff main i Ucas said the Bokly was fully clothed including hoots and a Skullcap when it was found hanging from a 15-foot Locust tree in a Clearing about a Quarter mile off the Road where Byrd had rented a House in recent months. Associated press a Tsiotos United states Secretary of state John Kerry Center walks into another negotiating meeting wednesday with Iran s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zane Over Iran s nuclear program in Lausanne sir Liefland. Nuclear deadline looms world Powers Iran face make or break talks next week by George Jahn and Bradley Klapper the associated press Lausanne Swit a errand the United a slates and Iran broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday setting up make or break talks next week for a Deal provide a Lon term to the world that the iranians cannot develop nuclear weapons. Fhe sides were close to an agreement a lop russian official said. The session in the Swiss City of Susanne was interrupted on its sixth Day so members of the iranian delegation could attend the funeral of their president s Mother. T Hose depart big included i Oie Ign minister Muhammad Javad Zarif the Maiti negotiating part Jer of. Sicre Lary of state John Kerry and Hoss ctn Fereydoon a brother of he Rry mourns death of Rouhart s Motbey. O president Hassan Rou Hani. Diplomats did t prot Nise a breakthrough Tifis week l it strove to make As Knuth Progress As possible Vsmith a March 31 deadline for a framework Accord looming. Fop russian negotiator Sergey Ryabkova said that Wilile some disputes remain the United Iran and five other world Powers negotiating the Deal Are expected to Quot finish their main work before the talk resume next week. He spoke shortly before Kerry s last meeting with Zarif on Friday. This week s discussions had been tentatively extended to go into today. Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zazif leaves the hotel Beau Rivage Palace on fonday after 5 Days of bilateral meetings with. Secretary of state John Kerry during a new round of nuclear Iran talks in Lausanne. Switzerland. Ryabkova s come tells were consistent with those of other officials who told the a earlier that the United slates and Iran Are drafting elements of a Deal that commits the iranians to a 40 percent Cut in the number of machines they could use to make an atomic bomb in return Iran would get a Fuick Relief from some crippling economic sanctions and a partial lift of a. Embargo on conventional arms. The sides ultimately want to reach a full agreement by june 30. But both Washington and Tehran face pressure to Iron out the main contours of a Deal by this months end with. President Barack Obama and Iran Saya Tolulah i Khamenei having spoken against extending negotiations for the third time. Iran says the program s Aims Are for Energy medical and research purposes hut much of the world believes it harbours nuclear weapons ambitions. In Brussels French president Francois 1 Iol Lande British prune minister David Gameron and Kilfinan Tancel Lor Angela Merkel discussed the stale of negotiations Friday with the fuss top Diplomat Federica Mugherini. Ail three countries Are negotiating with the United slates As Are Russia and China. Stale department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry would meet with the foreign ministers of Britain France and Germany in today before returning to Washington. Emails say in Agency delayed ebola alarm by Maria Cheng and Raphael Satter the associated press Infa a a by Early Lune of last year the Bola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest Ever recorded. There weren t enough Beds for patients and Many were refusing to seek treatment driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the world health organi Alion raised the Prospect of declaring an International emergency. The answer from who a Geneva Headquarters wait. According to internal emails and documents obtained by t he associated press the. Health Agency resisted sounding the International alarm until August a two month delay that Stone argue May have Cost lives. More than 10,000 Are ire lived to have a turn killed by the Vinis since who announced the Outhman u year ago. Who has acknowledged acting t h slowly to control theft a Ola epidemic. In its defense the Agency y says the virus spread was unprecedented and blames factors including Lack of resources and intelligence from the Field. Internal documents obtained by a however show who s top leaders were informed of How dire the situation was. But they held off on declaring an emergency in part because it could have angered the countries inv olved interfered with their mining interests or restricted the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in october. Declaring an emergency was Quot a last resort Quot or. Sylvie Briand who runs who s pandemic and epidemic diseases department said in a Lune 5 email to a colleague who floated the idea Quot it May More efficient to use other diplomatic Means for five Days after Briand a email who dare tor general or. Margaret Chan was sent a memo that warned cases in Iglus soon apr it ear in Mali Ivory coast and Guinea Bissau Bur it went on to say that declaring an International Emer Genczy or even convening a committee to discuss it a could Tje seen Asa hostile Liberta reports first new Case of ebola in weeks. Boehner off to Israel Netanyahu a ties to Obama hit new Low by Deb Riechmann the associated press Washington a House speaker John Boehner is heading to Israel As already strained relations Between the White House and newly re elected israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new Low this week. On the surface the Republican Leader s announcement Friday that hell visit Israel looks like a Jab at the White House. But a c o n g re s signal aide insisted that Boehner s trip a during the two week con Gressional recess that begins March 30 a was planned before new rifts developed Over Netanyahu s address to Congress and the prime minister s remarks this ii 8o�hnar week about the peace process. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was t authorized to publicly disclose details of the trip. President Barack Obama Etaf he bristled when Boehner invited Netanyahu to address. Lawmakers earlier this month about his fears that an emerging nuclear agreement would pave Iran s path to nuclear weapons. Relations took another hit monday when Netanyahu made hard line statements against the establishment of a palestinian state. Speaking on the eve of his re election Netanyahu said there coulis be no palestinian state while regional violence and chaos persist a conditions that could Rule out Progress on the Issue for Many years. T hat ruffled the Obama administration which views a two state solution As a top foreign policy priority and had dispatched Secretary of state John Kerry for months of shuttle diplomacy in an Effort to reach an israeli palestinian peace agreement that never materialized. On t thursday Netanyahu s4emed to backtrack saying in a to interview that he remains committed to palestinian statehood if conditions in the Region improve. Netanyahu told Man by that he had t changed his policy and that he remained committed to the two state vision he spelled out in a landmark 2009 speech

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