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Rose, Garcia lead Masters as Spieth lurks

Rose, Garcia lead Masters as Spieth lurks

After knocking his approach 198 yards left and past the green, almost reaching the pine straw, he popped his pitch from 27 feet high and onto the down-sloping green, spinning it to stop within 4 feet of the hole. "You're thinking 'I want to be in the afternoon tee times, ' but once again, it's an opportunity". The 37-year-old Spaniard finished off his round by clenching his fist when a 7-foot par putt dropped into the cup for a 70. Read More

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North Korea's missile and nuclear tests

North Korea's missile and nuclear tests

After South Korea was done beating North Korea in a 3-0 victory at the women's hockey world championships here Thursday, players from the two teams gathered around for souvenir photos, a gesture of goodwill marking a United Nations worldwide day celebrating the power of sport in promoting peace. Read More

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'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

The eased tension in U.S. -China summit - as did several of his top aides - but they provided few concrete specifics other than China's agreement to work together to narrow disagreements and find common ground for cooperation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US and China "agreed to increase cooperation and work with the global community to convince the DPRK to peacefully resolve the issue and abandon its illicit weapons programs". Read More

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Liberals hang on to NSW heartland seats

Liberals hang on to NSW heartland seats

By-elections are to be held today in the New South Wales state seats of Gosford, Manly and North Shore, detailed overviews of which can be found here. Berejiklian will be hoping for a better result than the government could muster at the last round of byelections in November, which led directly to the resignation of Nationals leader Troy Grant. Read More

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British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue

British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue

United Kingdom tax and privatization experts will also advise Saudi officials on how to diversify the country's economy away from oil, according to a statement from May's office. May also promised to support the people of Yemen through humanitarian aid. "The Saudi-led coalition bombing in Yemen, backed by the British government, has left thousands dead, 21 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and three million refugees uprooted from their homes", he said. Read More

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrested

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul , South Korea , Thursday, March 30, 2017. Ms Choi is accused of using her presidential connections to force companies for getting millions of dollars in wake of donations to non-profit foundations she controlled. Read More

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South Korea Tests 800 Km Range Ballistic Missile

Meanwhile, the United States and South Korea will hold joint military drills this month to showcase their capability in response to recent provocations by North Korea , defence ministry of South Korea said on Thursday, (6 April). North Korea this week fired a projectile which flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles) into the East Sea, South Korea's military leadership said. The United States, South Korea and others call North Korea's space program a cover for its long-range missile development ... Read More

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Led force reduces attacks on ISIS in Syria after airstrike

There are investigations underway in the USA into potential collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. The move followed a deadly USA air strike on the Shayrat airfield of the Syrian air forces, believed by Washington to be the base for warplanes that carried out the chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday that killed at least 80 people. Read More

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Hamilton: on pole in Shanghai

Hamilton: on pole in Shanghai

He said, "Personally I'm happy with what I was able to get out of the vehicle this afternoon but obviously as a team and as a driver we want more". Valtteri Bottas admits it was "a real shame" to see Sebastian Vettel prevent him from completing a Mercedes lockout of the front row in China by just 0.001s - the equivalent of roughly 5.9 centimetres of the 5.451 km Shanghai circuit. Read More

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Close call: Warning after woman almost struck by train

Close call: Warning after woman almost struck by train

The train driver was forced to slam on the emergency brakes and misses the woman by seconds. Auckland Transport manager Craig Inger says everyone needs to take care when crossing tracks. "You can't be using your phone or have earphones on because you might miss the warning lights or bells". A train safety expert told NZ Herald said that more than 100 people have died in New Zealand in he past ten years on railway tracks, tunnels and bridges. Read More

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Cavusoglu: Turkey supports United States strike on Syrian air base

Cavusoglu: Turkey supports United States strike on Syrian air base

If the effort stays with just one air base, and if Assad government will not be removed from Syria, the USA missile strike could amount to nothing but a merely "cosmetic" intervention, he added. Protesters chanted "Murderer U.S., get out of Syria" and held banners that read "Murderer U.S., get out of the Middle East". Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan ... Read More

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Foul-mouthed Lionel Messi banned for four Argentina games

According to Argentine newspaper, Ole, match referee Sandro Ricci said he was unaware that Messi had insulted any official during the match and didn't mention the incident in his original report. "This is more political than anything else", he said. Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been hit with a four-game ban by football's governing body FIFA and fined $10,000 after verbally abusing a match official while on worldwide duty. Read More

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Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

The strikes against Syria, which came in the middle of the state dinner Trump hosted for Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate, could also send a message to China that the USA may take unilateral action unless Beijing helps rein in Pyongyang. Nevertheless, no major deal is expected to happen during the Trump-Xi meeting. IMAGE: The US president had said before his meeting with Jinping that this would be a hard meet for him. Read More

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Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill

Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill

Farrar wrote in a statement: "Although HB 4260 is satirical, there is nothing amusing about current health care restrictions for women and the very real legislation that is proposed every legislative session". The masturbation law was introduced to protest of current state abortion laws, as the author hopes to "shine a light" on "unnecessary" restrictions. Read More

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Trump accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China

An anti-Chinese government demonstrator, left, is involved in an altercation with a supporter of the government, right, in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The new Trump administration hasn't backed down on the Thaad deployment. He also noted the importance of protecting human rights, and asked China to adhere to global norms in the seas of East Asia, Tillerson said. Read More

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Falklands analogy sparks Brexit war of words over Gibraltar

Falklands analogy sparks Brexit war of words over Gibraltar

On Tuesday, Gibraltar's government published a video on Twitter of the Spanish Navy patrol ship Infanta Cristina in the sea off the territory and accused it of carrying out an "illegal incursion" into its territorial waters. Prime Minister May, though, seemed to laugh off questions about whether the United Kingdom would take military action against Spain to defend Gibraltar, telling reporters on Monday that she prefers "jaw-jaw" to "war-war". Read More

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Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 25 years

Security Council resolutions and the will of the global community. "Israel's policies remain unchanged as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his extremist, racist coalition government continue to persist with their systematic policies of settler colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, showing a total and blatant disregard for Palestinian human rights, independence and dignity", Ashrawi said in a statement. Read More

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Freedom Caucus, Tuesday Group meet with Pence

And in just the past few days, the president and the White House have singled out the Freedom Caucus and specific members for their non-support - including Michigan GOP Rep. During the bitter Republican primary, the pair regularly traded barbs, with then-candidate Trump claiming in a written statement he "easily beat" Paul on the links. Read More

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President Of Mormon Church Exits Hospital

President Of Mormon Church Exits Hospital

Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital, according to Church spokesman Erik Hawkins. A robust man known for his memory through most of his 54 years as an apostle and member of the church's First Presidency, President Monson has been "feeling the effects of advancing age" for a few years. Read More

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Gas Prices On The Rise In The Triad

Gas Prices On The Rise In The Triad

Triple-A analysts say the Arizona fuel prices likely will continue to increase as refinery maintenance wraps up and more expensive summer-blend gasoline becomes available. Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices on Saturday were 25.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Read More

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Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry, too, said it was a "clear act of aggression against a sovereign Syria" based on "totally distorted" facts. Russian Federation described the attack as an aggression against a sovereign state. believed aircraft that carried out the chemical attack were launched from there. A U.S. defense official said Friday's strikes were not meant to damage runways or fully disable the base. Read More

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Moscow considers Boris Johnson's reason for cancelled visit absurd

Russia, an ally of the Assad regime, said the strikes had "completely ruined" the relationship between Moscow and Washington. "The process by which Assad would leave is something that requires an global community effort both to first defeat ISIS within Syria, to stabilize the Syrian country to avoid further civil war and then to work collectively with our partners around the world through a political process that would lead to Assad leaving", Tillerson said. Read More

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North Korea test-fires missile ahead of Trump's meeting with Chinese leader

North Korea test-fires missile ahead of Trump's meeting with Chinese leader

Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme is likely to dominate when US President Donald Trump meets China's leader Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida Thursday, their first face to face meeting. North Korea has been pursuing its nuclear and missile programs at an unprecedented pace since a year ago, with an aim to expand its deterrence against Washington and diversify its line-up of nuclear-equipped missiles, another expert said. Read More

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Hamilton captures 6th pole at Chinese GP with record time

Hamilton captures 6th pole at Chinese GP with record time

It was also his sixth at the Shanghai International Circuit , second of the 2017 season and sixth in succession. With no chance of serious running because of yesterday's weather conditions, team were forced to pack their Friday programmes of tyre testing and race runs into this morning's practice session, and Vettel was fastest from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen with Bottas and Hamilton nearly half a second adrift. Read More

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To Discuss N. Korea with Xi

Beijing is also wary of taking actions that might result in a unified Korea, likely allied with the USA, on its doorstep. North Korea's liquid fuel-powered ballistic missiles up until now required a garrison, fuel storage tanks and support vehicles to launch, which can be identified with imagery, experts say. Read More

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Galaxy S8 sales estimated at beyond 40 mln units

Demand for Samsung's essential components has remained robust during the explosion of internet-connected devices, which need memory chips to operate or store content, and a growing consumer preference for sleeker smartphones. Still, there are underlying risks for nation's largest smartphone maker. The company's de-facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, made his first appearance in court at his trial on corruption charges Friday. Read More

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Iran Seeks Stronger Russia Alliance After US Strikes in Syria

An earlier death toll from the strike on the rebel stronghold of Urum al-Joz reported 15 people were killed, but three more died after sustaining serious injuries. The U.S. strikes marked the first time during Syria's civil war that the U.S. directly. The Homs governor said on Friday the base was being used to provide air support for operations against Islamic State east of Palmyra. Read More

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Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

Of four earthquakes recorded Saturday starting 3pm, the strongest was felt at magnitude 6 at about 3:09 pm, with Mabini town as epicenter. The first 5.7 magnitude temblor struck inland at 3:08 pm (0708 GMT) followed by the 5.9 quake just a minute later - their epicentres within a few kilometres of each other, according to USA geologists. Read More

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