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Trump promised to 'bomb the s---' out of ISIS

The GBU-43, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangahar province, where USA -backed Afghan forces are battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Fighting between ISIS and Afghan forces in the region has intensified recently. Markey wouldn't say what an acceptable number of civilian casualties is, but if there are casualties, he says it could backfire on the U.S. Read More

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Tillerson: 'The Reign of the Assad Family Is Coming to an End'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, suggesting that Western nations, Russian Federation and some regional powers could dispatch additional experts to join the investigation. Mr Tillerson affirmed the agencies' findings on Wednesday, saying they are serious enough to warrant additional sanctions. Both he and Lavrov said that a range of issues were discussed - most notably the crises in Syria , North Korea and Ukraine - and that both sides had agreed to establish a working group to examine, as ... Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Russian Federation

Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Russian Federation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with the Russian envoy at the same event, a conversation he failed to reveal when asked about contacts with Russians during his Senate confirmation hearings. The government's application for the Fisa warrant to monitor Page included a declaration that formed the basis for investigators believing that Page was an agent of Moscow and that he knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of the Russian government. Read More

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Egypt identifies Alexandria church bomber as fugitive with militant ties

Egyptians gather behind a security perimeter near the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria after a bomb blast struck outside the church as worshippers attended Palm Sunday mass on April 9, 2017. A military source said troops had started patrolling the city and would be stationed across town before Sunday. Meanwhile, officials have named two of the suicide bombers who they say had links to militant cells. Read More

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Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

It is a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon. President Trump did not state if he personally authorized the attack but said he was "very, very proud" and that they did a "successful job". Why has it never been used before? - How powerful is the MOAB? When fighting in densely populated areas, as most of the US's battles have been fought in the years leading up to 2017, the MOAB was considered far from optimal due to the enormous potential it has to cause colossal collateral ... Read More

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Chinese foreign minister: No winners if Korea war breaks out

Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Wang further noted the urgency of restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which remain stalled in the face of Israel's continued construction of illegal settlements and a US administration seemingly hell-bent on entrenching the most extreme of Israel's apartheid policies. Read More

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United States drops Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan

Thursday's bombing was the first time the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb had been used in combat. It is nicknamed as the "Mother of All Bombs". United States officials have said they believe the movement has only 700 fighters but Afghan officials estimate it has about 1500. He continued, "We have given them total authorization and that's what they're doing". Read More

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Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in Hudson River

Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in Hudson River

Abdus-Salaam was reported missing earlier in the day on April 12, and er body was found around 1:45 pm EST when police responded to a report of a woman washed up on the Hudson. "During her time on the bench, Justice Abdus-Salaam earned the respect of all who appeared before her as a thoughtful, thorough, and fair jurist", New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement . Read More

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Warm and sunny weather forecast for Easter weekend

Mostly cloudy in the evening, with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms after 1 a.m., with a low of 61. Gives us sun and a quick warm up, a hit of rain & storms and then a cool down. Easter Monday should bring some bright spells and the odd shower. North northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be around for Saturday night, with a low temperature of 60 degrees. Read More

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S. Korea, US, Japan vow to closely cooperate against NK provocations

US President Donald Trump told Japanese leader Shinzo Abe on Wednesday that Washington will continue to build its military capabilities to defend against a North Korean attack, the White House said. There were key similarities between Wednesday's land-based missile and the submarine-launched missile known as the Pukguksong-1 or KN-15 that was test fired last August, the note said. Read More

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3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis

3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety requires state inspections of boilers every year or two, depending on the type of boiler - but not in the city of St. One man was killed at the box company. The agency's online records show that Loy-Lange was cited past year for a "general requirement" arising from holes in floors that prevented proper cleaning. Read More

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News of Iraq trip while Kushner was midair poses risks

Greg Hicks, a spokesman for Dunford, said he is traveling on behalf of the President to express the President's support and commitment to the government of Iraq and U.S. Trump is moving closer to his goal of refocusing the USA war strategy against the terror group. The original timeline for the 36-year-old's Iraq trip incorrectly said he was already in the country because the timing logistics for the trip had been off, the Washington Post reported Monday. Read More

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ISIS propaganda chief killed in strike on Iraq-Syria border

ISIS propaganda chief killed in strike on Iraq-Syria border

President Donald Trump has vowed to step up the fight against the militants, though the basic strategy in Mosul was set by US commanders during the Obama administration. "Help our partners fight, but not fight for them". During Barack Obama's Presidency, the Pentagon routinely announced foreign troop deployments. The military said Saturday that it had received 41 new reports of possible civilian casualties from recent months. Read More

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Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution to the North Korean problem in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Trump has also said the United States is prepared to tackle the crisis without China, if necessary. While Japan did not see a high risk of military action, it expected to be consulted by the United States if it chose to attack. Read More

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Telangana moves to take reservations beyond 50%

Telangana moves to take reservations beyond 50%

Increasing the reservations for minorities and STs was a key election promise of TRS. "Even the Gujarat government recently made a decision to increase its reservation quota to 68% for accommodating Gujjars and Jats", he added. He said that the government was only seeking to raise the percentage of reservations now being availed by backward sections among Muslims in Telangana. Read More

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Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria before he killed 11 people. Amnesty International later said more than 200 Christian-owned properties were attacked and 43 churches seriously damaged, with at least four people killed. "We know this is a big sacrifice but we are capable of facing it", Sisi explained in a statement. The Palm Sunday attacks , the single deadliest day for Egypt's Christians in decades, rattled the community and prompted messages of support from ... Read More

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Assange appears safe from eviction, taunts Ecuador poll loser

Moreno's predecessor Rafael Correa introduced legislation in 2016 banning public officials from having assets or capital in tax havens, giving them one year's amnesty to re-introduce the money into Ecuador. This arrangement, however, has been in jeopardy since the conservative candidate in the election, Guillermo Lasso , vowed to evict Assange from the embassy within 30 days if he won the vote. Read More

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CBI arrests 4 people for cheating banks over Rs 2240 cr

CBI arrests 4 people for cheating banks over Rs 2240 cr

Ltd. and Indometal Impex Pvt. The CBI has arrested four persons including Directors of a Delhi based private firm for causing an alleged loss of about 2240 crore rupees to the consortium of Banks. It is alleged that Jain had "technically" resigned from the directorship of these companies just before the 2013 elections of Delhi Assembly. Jain has been in news recently after a three-member committee that examined various decisions taken by the Kejriwal government red-flagged his daughter's ... Read More

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Trump says North Korea problem 'will be taken care of'

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be taken care of'

Said Trump: " North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken care of ". The country's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Trump also tweeted that if China doesn't do its part to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the US can handle it. Nevertheless, the country's state broadcasters declared the country "would hit the USA first" with nuclear weapons at any sign of aggression or provocation. Read More

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US not getting involved with Syria

US not getting involved with Syria

Exactly seven days ago President Donald Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria . We had the most handsome piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it. "Director Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton", Trump said. Trump then misspoke, saying that he bombed Iraq before Bartiromo corrected him with a reminder that it was Syria . Read More

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More than 600 register for presidential race

More than 600 register for presidential race

Baqaei", he said . Khamenei could use the Guardian Council as a hurdle to trip Ahmadinejad's renewed political ambitions. He is one of 126 candidates registered for the upcoming election. On the heels of Baghaei's announcement, various video clips were released by Baghaei, Ahmadinejad and the former president's controversial friend and aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei , some of whose pronouncements have been interpreted as "deviant" by some religious conservatives. Read More

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County considers special tax for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

The Chinese delegation did not stay at Trump's property, but President Xi Jinping and his aides came there for meals and meetings. Each visit to Mar-a-Lago, dubbed "the Winter White House", costs taxpayers approximately $3 million . This is part of being president, ' the Trump spokesman said. "So it's not the end of the world that he hosts the president of China, or anyone else, down there". Read More

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Zarif to visit Moscow for Syria meeting

Zarif to visit Moscow for Syria meeting

The US used the alleged chemical attack as a pretext to carry out missile strikes on Shayrat air base in Homs Province, which Syria uses as a launchpad for bombing foreign-backed militant positions. The meeting comes after the US fired 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in Homs province in western Syria on April 7, from which it claimed a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched two days earlier, the first direct military action Washington took against Syrian government forces in the ... Read More

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Guilty plea wraps up church shooter case

As a result, he was given nine life sentences in a state prison. Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said that under the new administration she was confident that Roof's death sentence would be carried out. Roof has a "delusional belief system that he will never be executed because white supremacists will break him out of prison in the future", according to the document. Read More

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Basit denies lack of transparency in trial of accused spy

Basit denies lack of transparency in trial of accused spy

During his talk at the conference, Pakistan's foreign minister said, both sides must not allow things to drift away and that it is in Islamabad's interest to have good relations with India. Yet the court sentenced Jadhav to the death penalty on April 10, in clear violation of established laws. "Such a request is also against the established norms of seeking consular access". Read More

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