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Is North Korea putting a nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on the table?

North Korea fired another ballistic missile yesterday and there are reports of preparations for another nuclear weapons test that could be timed for the U.S. They said it flew about 60km from its launch site near Sinpo, a port city on the North's east coast where a submarine base is located. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a remarkably brief statement . Read More

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Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

According to police, he applied for a permanent residency permit in 2014 but was rejected in 2016. " The migration agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled ", Mr Hysing said. "He is suspected on reasonable grounds, which is the lower degree of suspicion". "This is the capital of Sweden, a lot of people are busy, running around, and we don?t even have time to say "hi" sometimes because we are on the go", she told AFP. Read More

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Syrian militia reaches Tabqa dam: SDF official

According to very rough United States estimates, ISIS could have nearly 4,000 fighters in Raqqa, however, the terror group has lost around 3,400 square kilometers in a wide arc north of the city. "People are scared. But [ISIS] wants to show the people there is normal life, that nothing has happened", he says, citing activists in the wider Raqqa region. Read More

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No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley

No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley

Syria's ally Russian Federation says the deaths were caused when a Syrian air strike hit a depot where rebels were making chemical weapons, leading to a leak of toxic gas. Russian Federation and Iran have provided Assad with critical military support in his war against rebel groups fighting to topple him. Several lawmakers said Sunday that decision shouldn't entirely be up to Trump. Read More

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Korea hails results of Trump-Xi talks

Korea hails results of Trump-Xi talks

The hermit nation's ambassador to Moscow has said it was prepared to "the most ruthless blow" in a war with the US for even the "smallest provocation". Ben Cardin of Maryland says the administration hasn't been clear on next steps and whether it would escalate a USA response if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) continues his assault on rebel forces with conventional weapons. Read More

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Local Students in Vimy for Anniversary

The event was staged in the shadow of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial built on Hill 145, the highest point of Vimy Ridge captured by Canadian and British troops after four days of fighting. They succeeded where other armies had failed - but at a great cost. In the words of one veteran: 'We went up Vimy Ridge as Albertans and Nova Scotians. Read More

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Husband sought in pregnant Ont. woman's murder

Husband sought in pregnant Ont. woman's murder

Police have not said whether they have recovered his vehicle. Baig was last seen driving a black 2015 Infinity with the license plate BVBP480. Police were called to a home on Winville Road in Pickering around 9:45 p.m. He will appear for a bail hearing in Durham Sunday morning. Investigators say they are still looking to locate the Infiniti. "This is a safe community and continues to be so", he said. Read More

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Russell Westbrook does it all (again) to defeat the Nuggets

Westbrook joined Hall of Famer Oscar "The Big O" Robertson, an extraordinary guard in the days of dominant centers Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged a triple-double in 1961-62. With 7:11 left, Westbrook was still 3 assists shy of the triple-double, and the Suns lead was still 19 points. Asked about the feat of topping Robertson's 41 triple-doubles for the season, Westbrook added: "It's unbelievable, something I never could have dreamed about". Read More

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Several people burned in North Carolina national championship celebration

Several people burned in North Carolina national championship celebration

Gonzaga did not score again and North Carolina closed on an 8-0 run to win its sixth national championship and leave the Zags standing on the doorstep. They also lost one of its major weapons when Collins fouled out with five minutes left in the game. Zach Collins , a 7-foot freshman, backs up Karnowski and he had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks against SC in the national semifinal. Read More

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Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Officers used tear gas to force protesters to disband. Capriles rejected the move and insisted he would retain his post as governor, branding Maduro a dictator. A almost identical maneuver was used ten years ago to halt the rise of former mayor Leopoldo Lopez, who in polls remains one of the most influential opposition leaders despite being jailed three years ago for his role in anti-government protests. Read More

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ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt's Palm Sunday church bombings

Fadi Sami, another witness, was inside the Alexandria cathedral when he heard about the church bombing in Tanta, when the Coptic pope was leading the prayers for Palm Sunday. Peter's Square. Turkey has condemned Sunday's attacks on churches in Egypt. Russia's President Vladimir Putin condemned the attack and offered his condolences to el-Sisi, according to Russia's state-run Tass. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

Johnson discussed the move with his U.S. counterpart last night after the United States launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat airbase. "I'm vehemently opposed to bombing of Syria", said David Welsh of Berkeley. WATCH: Syria Strike: Finally some action or risky reaction? But he backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday that Trump blamed on the Damascus regime. Read More

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Pak, Saudi Arabia will jointly take on Islam's enemies, says Saudi minister

Pak, Saudi Arabia will jointly take on Islam's enemies, says Saudi minister

He said the recommendations should be formulated to harmonize the educational curriculum of religious educational institutions with modern requirements so that the Muslim Ummah could excel in the comity of nations. Deputy Speaker said that there is a need to adopt joint strategy by Muslims of the world against the terrorism and extremism. Moreover, he expressed his gratitude that Saudi Arabia stood by Pakistan in every hard hour and rendered assistance during natural calamities which was ... Read More

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Russian Federation seeks good partnership with US: Putin

After an American reporter asked Putin point-blank whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Putin defiantly replied "Read my lips - no". 'All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The comments come as the Senate Intelligence Committee readies its investigation into election interference later Thursday and a week after the House began its probe. Read More

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Assad speaks with Iran's president, who affirms support

The U.S. charged that the planes carrying the chemical weapons flew out of the Shayrat air base, where seven people were killed by the American missiles. It killed at least 87 civilians, including 31 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor. Hundreds more suffered symptoms that the World Health Organization said were in some cases consistent with exposure to chemicals that include nerve gas. Read More

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US Could Deploy Nuclear Weapons in South Korea

The council called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program and "re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the worldwide community". Worldwide eyes have been on North Korea since 2006 when it began conducting a series of nuclear weapons tests, but recent events have led to increased attention from several countries. Read More

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Bannon threatened to quit if removed from National Security Council role

The official said Bannon did this from afar. In a regulatory filing posted Wednesday, Bannon's title was removed from the standing list of members of the National Security Council. "Mr. Bannon has rightly been demoted and removed from the National Security Council, but he never should have been there in the first place". Flynn resigned shortly into his tenure after revelations surfaced he misled the administration about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More

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Renowned satirist John Clarke dies aged 68

Renowned satirist John Clarke dies aged 68

He was best known for his satirical interviews on the ABC's 7.30 and Channel Nine's A Current Affair , alongside Bryan Dawe. He also created the acclaimed mockumentary The Games about the Sydney 2000 Olympics organising committee - which was to be at the centre of a plagiarism storm when the BBC produced a similar show about the London Olympics Twenty Twelve. Read More

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Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Russia, one of the main backers of the Assad regime alongside Iran, condemned the U.S. strike, denouncing a "flagrant violation of worldwide law and an act of aggression". The Syrian government called the strikes "foolish and irresponsible", while Russian Federation accused the USA of "an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext". Read More

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USA strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons - admiral

USA strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons - admiral

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday accused Russian Federation of being responsible "by proxy" for the death of 87 civilians killed last week in a suspected chemical weapons attack. Meanehile, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria. Though Trump in an emotional statement on Wednesday said that the gas attack has completely changed his attitude toward Syria and Assad, it is highly unlikely that the reasons for ... Read More

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DHS chief: Border wall unlikely to stretch from 'sea to shining sea'

DHS chief: Border wall unlikely to stretch from 'sea to shining sea'

But he said separation would not be routine. According to his written testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, fewer than 17,000 people were apprehended. Later in the hearing , Kelly explored other reasons why he thinks that fewer people are crossing the southwest border into the US, which include improving economic conditions in migrants' home countries and rising prices charged by coyotes helping to smuggle people across the border. Read More

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BCCI SGM meeting adjourned as COA seek Supreme Court's advice

BCCI SGM meeting adjourned as COA seek Supreme Court's advice

Besides Srinivasan, Shah, former Kerala Cricket Association President T.C. Matthew, former IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal and Andhra Cricket Association secretary G. The office bearers have insisted they are governed by the BCCI constitution, which allows them total control of the board. Many state association officials who have been disqualified as per the Lodha Committee recommendations - of 70-year age and tenure caps - attended Sunday'smeeting. Read More

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Ecuador's Election Ends In Close Result, And Accusations Of Cheating

Addressing supporters in the mountainous capital Quito , Moreno said: "From now on, let's work for the country!" Both candidates claimed victory on the basis of conflicting exit polls from the April 2 runoff, but with 96.94 percent of districts reporting the National Electoral Council said that Moreno - the designated heir to President Rafael Correa's "21st-century socialism" - won 51.12 percent of the vote against 48.88 percent for ex-banker Guillermo Lasso . Read More

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