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Tottenham keep up Chelsea chase with 4-0 rout of Bournemouth

Tottenham keep up Chelsea chase with 4-0 rout of Bournemouth

Naturally, though, on his first start in nearly five weeks, Kane netted his 25th goal in all competitions this season three minutes into the second half. Ronald Koeman's men have scored the most goals at home, 41, since Howard Kendell's side managed 49 in 1986/87, won eight home league games in a row for the first time since 1990, have the Premier League's top scorer, and are blooding some promising youngsters. Read More

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Palestinians in Israeli jails hold mass hunger strike

Former Fatah senior official Marwan Barghouti reportedly wants the large demonstration to coincide with Palestinian "Prisoners Day", which is created to protest living conditions within Israeli prison facilities. The strike is led by the prominent Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who has been in prison since 2002. Those on hunger strike have issued a list of demands, including access to phones, extended visiting rights and better medical service. Read More

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William and Kate join Queen at Easter service

William and Kate join Queen at Easter service

Kate, 35, looked elegant in a classic cream coat by Catherine Walker with a matching hat, and curtsied as the Queen made her way into the 14th century Gothic chapel inside the castle walls. The well-wishers included children who presented the Queen with flowers. Some of her go-to shoe designs include loafers with horsebit ornaments. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were not in attendance, the couple attended a different service at Crathie Church, near Balmoral Castle, the ... Read More

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Faithful flock to Vatican as pope celebrates Easter Sunday

Vatican officials said threats against the pope, as well as recent attacks in London and Stockholm, called for their heaviest security checks ever for a public event in Vatican City . Easter is "more than a party with many flowers", Francis said, ending his speech with the entreaty, "As you go home today, repeat to yourselves: Christ has resurrected". Read More

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Police say 9 shot early Sunday in OH club, 2 critical

Police say 9 shot early Sunday in OH club, 2 critical

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams urged suspect Steve Stephens to turn himself in during a news conference this evening. Investigators found different caliber shell casings inside the club, 10TV reports . A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately clear. Two people died, and 15 others were injured. Five females and four males were shot, their ages ranging from 20 to 33. Read More

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Malcolm Turnbull, Narendra Modi sign six agreements

Mr Modi yesterday emphasised the need for peace in the Indian Ocean region, noting that India and Australia recognise that their future is deeply tied to peace and stability in the region. The two Prime Ministers also inaugurated the Nano-Techhnology Centre at Gurugram through video conference. Bilateral trade with India has doubled over the past decade to around $20 billion, Turnbull also said, but that was a fraction of what it could and should be. Read More

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N. Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared. "No nuclear test on Kim Il-sung's birthday does not mean that there won't be any nuclear tests in the future; it can only be seen as a step back from a provocative posture", said Zhou Chenming, a military observer from the Knowfar Institute for Strategic and Defence Studies in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province. Read More

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IS fighters killed by U.S. bomb

IS fighters killed by U.S. bomb

Pakistani villagers living near the Afghan border said the explosion was so loud they thought a bomb ad been dropped in their village by USA warplanes targeting terrorists in Pakistan. "The reported location for this air-dropped weapon would be specifically chosen to target insurgents", he said, "as non-combatant civilian populations would have no reason to operate in the cave structure of Afghanistan". Read More

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Kishida, Tillerson meet on Syria conflict, N. Korea threat

We do know that the two leaders made progress in the realm of economics. "They recognize that shows our clear determination to crack down on this sort of activity", Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters. After months in which Mr. Trump, first as candidate, then as president-elect, and finally as President, castigated China for " raping " the United States, for "stealing" U.S.jobs and then announcing that he might depart from the "one China " policy adopted by the United States ... Read More

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Pirates pull off sweep of Cubs

Pirates pull off sweep of Cubs

We were outstanding. Whether it was picking guys off, throwing guys out, the bunt defense, KB down the third-base line ... there were so many really good plays. Trevor Williams relieved Glasnow in the 6th inning, ultimately becoming the pitcher of record and getting his first win of the season, while Tony Watson had a shaky 9th inning, giving up a run to cut the lead to 8-7, but shut the door for his 4th save of the year. Read More

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Assange taunts Ecuador opponent after election

Soft spoken and prone to singing during campaign events, Moreno has a more conciliatory style than mercurial president Rafael Correa . Sunday's second-round runoff in the Andean nation of 16 million was being watched closely as a barometer of whether the left, which had dominated South American politics for the past 15 years, could stop a string of right-wing victories across the region. Read More

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USA attack may resonate beyond Syria

As long as Assad stays in power, she said, "there's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen". "Building on tonight's credible first step, we must finally learn the lessons of history and ensure that tactical success leads to strategic progress". Read More

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Canada wins Singapore Sevens

Canada wins Singapore Sevens

Isaac Kaay has two games remaining on a three-match ban handed out last weekend at the Hong Kong Sevens for a late tackle on a Fijian try in the Cup quarter-final. Canadian coach Damian McGrath called the sanction against Kaay "incredibly harsh". Canada, now ninth in the overall standings, will face No. 4 New Zealand on Sunday. Read More

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North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

In a live broadcast, a newsreader from North Korea's state-run television service called the new military hardware the country's "modernised strategic missiles". On Friday, they seemingly ignored the fleet being stationed in their region. In a test launch in August a year ago, the missile flew 500 kilometers (310 miles) after being launched from a submarine and crashed into waters near Japan, prompting Kim Jong Un to declare that North Korea had gained "perfect nuclear-attack capability". Read More

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Russia: Putin Explained to Tillerson Why Relations Have Deteriorated

Moscow last week suspended its memorandum with the Washington after its missile attack on Syrian military air base. The country's top two diplomats have admitted that there is little trust between them. "No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie". He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack. Read More

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Nancy Pelosi: 'Sean Spicer must be fired'

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., had some advice for White House press secretary Sean Spicer Wednesday: Never bring up Adolf Hitler. " Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements". "And so, on both a personal level and professional level that will definitely go down as not a very good day in my, my history". Mr Spicer said his comments were professionally upsetting because President Donald Trump had had "an unbelievably successful couple of ... Read More

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Amid tensions, Pence visits military camp near Korean DMZ

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said Sunday that the United States was developing an array of potential responses to North Korea's latest move, in consultation with China. Pyongyang's own approach has been to escalate (new missile launches, new nuclear tests, etc.) until it's bribed to stop - for a while, and then the cycle begins anew. Read More

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North Korea celebrates 'Day of the Sun' with defiant show of might

The move is seen as an apparent show of force against the USA that has dispatched its carrier strike group USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula following the North's latest missile test in April. Earlier , as the USS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its strike group sailed towards the peninsula, North Korea's official KCNA news agency, citing a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, warned of a "merciless" retaliation against any USA provocation. Read More

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Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election, polls show

The first round of presidential election in France is scheduled for April 23, while the run-off vote is slated for May 7. Macron also landed blows on the far right Le Pen, telling her "you tell the same lies as your father did". The televised debate among the 11 candidates heated up Tuesday night when they discussed the "moralization" of French politics. They included fast-talking autoworker Philippe Poutou, who featured widely on social media after taking on Le Pen and Fillon over their ... Read More

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North Korea missile launch failed

North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said. The country's hereditary leader Kim Jong-un, wearing a black suit and white shirt and a tie, welcomed his country's bravest as he addressed thousands of soldiers who took part in the parade honoring his grandfather. Read More

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Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states

Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states

Another round of severe storms are expected, but mainly in the afternoon. Highs today will be warm with 70s for everyone. Any showers will dissipate after sunset, leaving Sunday Night to be dry. Late day and overnight storms. If storms develop Sunday, they could become severe. Still not expecting severe storms through the evening, but some storms could contain heavy rain. Read More

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Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March

Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March

The reshuffle triggered several ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to junk status, making it harder for the country to borrow money on global markets. Phumzile Van Damme , MP and DA national spokesperson, said following Zuma's reshuffle, her party launched the petition at the website noconfidence.co.za encouraging the public to be co-signatories in the motion of no confidence against the president. Read More

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Liberals make good on plan to legalize pot

Liberals make good on plan to legalize pot

Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel had a bit of fun Thursday night with the news that the Canadian government has introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana . In jurisdictions that do not put a regulated retail framework in place, Canadians would be able to purchase marijuana online. “With legalization in a growing number of our own states and now an entire major neighboring country ending prohibition, its going to be increasingly hard for drug warriors in the Trump ... Read More

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Spain urges United Kingdom not to lose temper over Gibraltar

Spain urges United Kingdom not to lose temper over Gibraltar

Dastis said that the Spanish government was "a little surprised" by comments made by those in the Conservative Party, considering Britain is "a country known for its composure". Sir, - Perhaps the draft European Union guidelines for the Brexit negotiations should include a clause relating to Northern Ireland equivalent to that applicable to Gibraltar? "These are draft guidelines that were issued ..." Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Picardo denied his government had been shut out of the ... Read More

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North Korea says Trump's airstrike against Syria is

North Korea says Trump's airstrike against Syria is "unforgivable"

NBC, citing high ranking U.S. military and intelligence officials, said the two scenarios were developed before Trump's meetings this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping. U.S. Navy ships are a common presence in the Korean Peninsula region and serve in part as a show of force. Trump has said China, with its ties to North Korea, should deal with its neighbor, but that the USA was prepared to act on its own if necessary. Read More

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Trump speaks with Japanese leader after North Korea's missile launch

When conducting nuclear and missiles tests in recent years, it has cited what it calls increasing US military threats. The launch Wednesday into waters off North Korea's east coast came shortly before U.S. North Korea has denied using big global events to get outside attention in order to wrest concessions and aid. North Korea's state media has also said the world will soon witness what it calls "eventful successes" the country achieves in the space development. Read More

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UK scientists: samples from Syrian attack test positive for sarin

UK scientists: samples from Syrian attack test positive for sarin

The United States, Turkey and other Western states have blamed the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the deaths. The UN Security Council could vote on the draft resolution later today. Akdag, in comments reported by the state-run Anadolu agency, said that worldwide organizations and United Nations, "should declare Assad as a war criminal and put him on trial". Read More

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Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

At least 80 children were among the 126 killed in Saturday's suicide bomb attack on an evacuation convoy in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. Fuaa and Kafraya have been under rebel siege for more than two years. As part of the deal, several hundred people including armed rebels will be transported out of Madaya and Zabadani, towns near Damascus, which are surrounded by pro-government militias including Lebanese Hizballah. Read More

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