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Afghan death toll from 'mother of all bombs' rises to 94

The security situation remains precarious in Afghanistan, with a number of militant groups trying to claim territory more than 15 years after the USA invasion which toppled the Taliban government. "Fortunately there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack", Khogyani said. The region butts up against the porous Pakistan border. Those troops are separate from a wider NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan army and police force. Read More

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Trump says US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov blasted United States claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. Trump had been accused by U.S. "We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future". The horrific images of children dying from poison gas, which reportedly pushed Trump to take the action he did, are also at play in the support Trudeau appears to have even within the Liberal caucus. Read More

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Trump adviser Steve Bannon attends NSC meeting after being removed

Bannon, the controversial former head of the alt-right media outlet Breitbart News, was the chief executive of Trump's presidential campaign. But Flynn was sacked in February after misleading Vice President Pence about the substance of his discussions with the Russian ambassador after attending only one meeting, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter. Read More

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Mighty Mouse Makes History With UFC Title Victory

Whittaker proceeded to counter well as the first round came to a close. He has a never-ending gas tank and a very well-evolved striking style. Oddly enough, the most anticipated match of this card may be a preliminary fight. The well-rounded Demetrious Johnson is the only Flyweight champ in UFC history. Namajunas has always been a fringe title contender, but recently dropped that chance to Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Read More

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Hundreds gather at cenotaph to honour Battle of Vimy Ridge

The royal family was accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (AP) — More than 20,000 people, a lot of them Canadians, attended a solemn ceremony Sunday to commemorate a World War I battle in northern France that remains indelibly etched on Canada's national identity 100 years after it happened. Read More

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New Zealanders brace for worst storm in a generation

Just days into the recovery efforts from heavy rainfall and flooding resulting from the remnants of ex-Cyclone Debbie, New Zealand is bracing for another severe weather event. "There are still floodwaters, there will be challenges in terms of access to those areas, and with power down, it also means that water and waste water could be affected as well", she said. Read More

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Tillerson Says US and Russia Remain Divided on Syria

The White House wants to see Russian Federation drop its support for Assad, whom Trump labelled a "butcher". The details of the new understandings were not made public, but Syrian foreign ministry officials were invited by Russian Federation and will hold meetings in Moscow on Thursday, following the meeting between the USA official and Putin. Read More

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Stockholm truck attacker was a rejected asylum-seeker

Stockholm truck attacker was a rejected asylum-seeker

A wonderful husband, son, father, brother and close friend to many. Press Association said he was 41. Of the other three who died, one was Belgian and two were Swedish, according to police. Daniel Holl, a 31-year-old German researcher living in Sweden, said he joined the rally to make a stand for unity among nations hit by attacks in recent years. Read More

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Stockholm attack suspect Rakhmat Akilov admits terrorist crime

President Trump called Löfven on Sunday "to express condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed in Friday's terrorist attack in central Stockholm, and to wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded", the White House said. The Uzbek reportedly applied for Swedish residency, was turned down previous year and was under a deportation order issued in December. The AP reports that 163,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita rate in Europe. Read More

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Assad claims Syria chemical attack was 'fabrication', in face of evidence

Assad, in an interview with Agence France-Presse, denied that any chemical weapons attack took place. Iran has enabled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "chemical and barrel bombing war against his population", Benamin Weinthal observed, despite Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's assertion that Iran would never tolerate the use of weapons of mass destruction since its soldiers were subjected to chemical attacks by the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack

U.S. relations with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low" said Donald Trump as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the USA position that Assad should leave power. Read More

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Jose Ramirez: Ramirez hangs two homers, six RBI on Tigers

Jose Ramirez: Ramirez hangs two homers, six RBI on Tigers

After the third out of the inning, Cabrera again engaged in some animated yelling toward the Indians' dugout. I couldn't tell. I thought the ball wasn't close to him. the Tigers, on September 18 of past year, when he hit three Tigers in five innings, including Ian Kinsler, who was hit in the head. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander and catcher James McCann changed their signals throughout the game as a precaution against signs being stolen. Read More

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Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers

The resolution had narrowly passed the U.S. Congress, with Vice President Mike Pence called to the Senate on March 30 to break a tie vote in the chamber, where Republicans hold a slim majority. Democrats and abortion-rights advocates said it represented an attack on women. "This is promise kept", said the Susan B. Anthony List's Marjorie Dannenfelser, who attended the signing which was conducted without media present. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Even Hillary Clinton seems to be on the same page with Trump at this point, as she issued a public statement calling on the USA to attack Syrian airfields just hours before the Trump Administration actually started firing the missiles. She said Trump's reasoning for the airstrikes conflicted with the ban on refugees from six Muslim-majority countries. On Trump's orders, United States warships in the Mediterranean Sea launched between 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat air base in ... Read More

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Cowboys quarterback Romo retires

Now Romo will follow Aikman into the broadcast booth. Romo played for a total of 14 years in the National Football League - all with the Cowboys - but has been plagued with a number of series injuries. "There were some times when things got, maybe, a day or two different than what we thought, but he really was in my corner". "I feel like there's a friendly rivalry that extended off the field". Read More

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Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, said the change will lead to better care for women and girls. In Arizona, more than 33,000 women rely on Planned Parenthood. "In our Immokalee Center in particular, in Collier County, we actually provide no abortion service in that clinic". "Too many women still face barriers to health care, especially young women, women of color, those who live in rural areas, and women with low incomes". Read More

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Taye Taiwo Praises Ndidi, Tips Leicester To Shock Atletico

We knew that to open their defence, long shots were an option so we tried to pull it off. Ndidi has come into the national team and going by the way he has been playing, he will be an important leader in the national team too. We still have a challenge ahead against a very good team, but we are aware of what we need to do for the second-leg. Simeone praised his team's performance but also felt Leicester were probably satisfied to be taking a narrow deficit back home, where they overcame a ... Read More

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North Korea launches unsuccessful missile attempt

The latest development comes as US Vice-President Mike Pence heads to the South Korean capital, Seoul , where he is expected to discuss the best way to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes. But that still wouldn't mean we're completely in the clear, as North Korea could move forward with nuclear weapons testing at any moment, particularly when the entire world isn't watching. Read More

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Rival S.African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

Rival S.African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

The president's landmark 75th birthday was celebrated in distinctly different ways in Kliptown and Pretoria , with some wishing him good health and others vehemently calling for the end of his presidency. While opposition parties have urged the National Assembly to delay the vote until after court ruling, parliament said DA leader Mmusi Maimane would have to withdraw the motion because he submitted it. Read More

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