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Teenage surfer killed in shark attack

Teenage surfer killed in shark attack

The girl was surfing with her father just east of Esperance during an Easter holiday when she was attacked at Kelp Beds surf break, a popular spot for surfers near Wylie Bay . Since 2010, 10 people are said to have been killed in shark attacks in Western Australia . It's believed that it was the girl's mother, who was looking on from the shore, was the one to phone the emergency services. Read More

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North Korean missile test fails, say United States and South Korea

US President Donald Trump and Mike Pence have been briefed on the situation. It was unclear exactly when the conversation took place on Sunday, but Xinhua's report of the call came out after a failed missile launch by North Korea. The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a United States aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. Read More

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Theresa May meeting Donald Tusk for Brexit start talks

Earlier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the European Union will not look to punish the United Kingdom, but it must pay what it owes. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Donald Tusk, President of the EU Council, who speaks to her as they pose for the media on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street ahead of a meeting, in London, Thursday, April 6, 2017. Read More

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Recent back surgery causes Georgia senator to miss Gorsuch confirm vote

Recent back surgery causes Georgia senator to miss Gorsuch confirm vote

Instead of needing 60 votes to end filibuster , as had been the practice for Supreme Court nominees, the new rule made it so that only a majority of 51 votes were needed. "The American people are behind Judge Gorsuch, and I look forward to seeing him take his seat on the bench very soon". Both senators supported the filibuster and were angered by the rules change, dubbed the "nuclear option" because of the harm it would do to relations in the Senate. Read More

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IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul , the country's second-largest city, in January. Many civilians killed in Mosul have been buried in gardens by relatives who were not able to reach a graveyard during the fighting and now want to dig up their loved ones and give them a proper burial. Read More

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Another former Trump campaign member to register as a 'foreign agent'

Another former Trump campaign member to register as a 'foreign agent'

Maloni said that Manafort began talking to officials about the advisability of registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act prior to the 2016 presidential election, and "received formal guidance recently from the authorities". Manafort resigned from Trump's campaign last August, days after documents surfaced in Kiev suggesting he had received millions in undisclosed payments from Yanukovich's party. Read More

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Macron outshines Le Pen in French presidential debate

After two hours of debate among the 11 presidential candidates on unemployment, immigration and relations with Europe, two far-left candidates took the gloves off and piled into Fillon and Le Pen over judicial investigations against them. In a potential boost for Hamon though, Socialist Finance Minister Michel Sapin confirmed on Thursday that he would vote for the party's official candidate. Read More

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Russian Federation casts 8th veto to block condemnation of Assad regime gas attack

Russian Federation casts 8th veto to block condemnation of Assad regime gas attack

The White House has previously said there is "no doubt" that the Assad regime carried out the attack, which killed at least 80 people, dozens of whom were children. Earlier, Mr Tillerson and Mr Lavrov met with Vladimir Putin to discuss a host of issues. Can Tillerson say anything to Putin to tame the showdown between the two countries? Washington blames Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Moscow said Syrian rebels are responsible. Read More

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Israel condemns Le Pen's remarks on the Vel d'Hiv raid

Israel condemns Le Pen's remarks on the Vel d'Hiv raid

The arrested Jews were interned in concentration camps run by the French government. French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaking in Henin-Beaumont, France , Dec. "These dark hours soil forever our history and are an injury to our past and our traditions", Chirac said. Israel's Foreign Ministry was not persuaded by her elaboration. Read More

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Trump Claims North Korea 'Problem' to Be 'Taken Care Of'

Trump Claims North Korea 'Problem' to Be 'Taken Care Of'

And the number of USA troops in Iraq and Syria has slowly risen in recent months, in response to worldwide efforts to combat ISIS in the region. Yesterday, the attack took place in Afghanistan. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioning that on Twitter , asking - "Is the person that drops the world's largest bomb on Afghanistan a bearer of peace or a demon?" And, going by the state of affairs, we are going to see more and more of Mattism. Read More

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Security forces, students clash in Srinagar

Security forces, students clash in Srinagar

The mob swelled as more students joined and pelted stones on the forces". The army had entered the Degree College Pulwama then, leading to pitched battles with students who stoned the security vehicles. Road shouted slogans in solidarity with the students of Pulwama. Call for the protests was given by the Kashmir University Students Union. Students in Pulwama alleged on Saturday that police and paramilitary troops raided the college to try to arrest students involved in anti-India ... Read More

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Russian Federation presses for Syria chemical attack investigation

However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, traveling with President Vladimir Putin in Kyrgyzstan, said on Friday that the USA had failed to provide tangible evidence. It is also "astounding" since Assad himself had told AFP: "Syria would only allow an impartial investigation into the poison gas incident involving unbiased countries in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicized purposes". Read More

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Pence to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone

Pence stood within 200 feet of the North Korean border, saying that all USA options regarding the issue were still on the table. "But the era of strategic patience is over, " Mr Pence said. Pence told the military members that he had spoken twice with President Donald Trump during the day. Yang Xiyu, who was the founding director of the Chinese foreign ministry's Korean Peninsula office, said the last time tensions were running this high was in 1994, when the Clinton administration planned ... Read More

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N.Korea shows off 'ICBM' during massive parade

It was time for North Korea and the U.S.to strike a "grand bargain", Xinhua said. "If China decides to help, that would be great". The medium-range missile "blew up nearly immediately" following the launch attempt from a base in the Sinpo area early on Sunday, according to United States military. Read More

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Lavrov: I Told Tillerson That US Syria Strikes Contradict Anti-Terror Goal

And Putin, who USA intelligence agencies say tried to help Trump get elected, insisted that relations with the US had only gone downhill since Trump took office in January. World leaders had wanted an investigation into the chemical attack in Idlib last week, which prompted a retaliatory U.S. missile strike . Mr Lavrov said Russian Federation "saw some very troubling actions regarding the attack on Syria". Read More

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S. Korea indicts Lotte chief on bribery charge

Park is accused of colluding with her confidante Choi Soon-sil, who is already on trial, in coercing local conglomerates into donating a total of 77.4 billion won ($68 million) to two non-profit foundations. Park, Lee, Choi and Samsung Group have also denied wrongdoing. If convicted, her bribery charge carries the biggest legal punishment, ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment. Read More

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Trump administration: 'Grave concerns' about police overhaul

Trump administration: 'Grave concerns' about police overhaul

Sessions writes that local control and accountability are necessary for local policing. It is a cynical move from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reward those police constituencies that endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid-police unions, for example-and to punish those police constituencies that have consistently embraced, or at least accepted , sweeping reforms. Read More

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North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Missiles appeared to be the main theme of a giant military parade, with Kim Il-Sung's grandson, leader Kim Jong-Un, taking time to greet the commander of the Strategic Forces, the branch that oversees the missile arsenal . Newspapers this morning expressed fears of nuclear tests as Pyongyang warned it was prepared to take "the toughest action" against USA "military hysteria". Read More

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North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade

Almost 60 missiles rolled through Kim Il-sung Square at an event to mark the 105th anniversary of the North's founder, in a show of strength as tensions mount over the isolated nation's military ambitions. Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korea is celebrating their founder's birthday, Kim Il Sung , who instituted the Kim Dynasty 105 years ago. Read More

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North Korean missile test fails, USA and South Korea say

A missile launched by North Korea on Sunday blew up nearly immediately after its launch, the U.S. military said, a day after Pyongyang warned Washington that it is "prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war". "The president has no further comment". CNN's Will Ripley in Pyongyang, North Korea, reported there was no immediate confirmation from North Korean state media about the launch. Read More

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Turkey votes 'Yes' in referendum, President Erdogan thanks people for support

Turnout was high in yesterday's election with more than 86pc of the country's 55 million eligible voters casting ballots. Erdogan's supporters say the new system would bring political and economic stability. The ballots themselves did not include the referendum question - it was assumed to be understood. Supporters found in him a man who gave a voice to the working- and middle-class religious Turks who long had felt marginalized by the country's Western-leaning elite. Read More

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Trump Considering Sanctions Against Russia, Iran for Supporting Syria

It comes as Britain gave full backing to the dramatic U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base in response to Bashar al-Assad's "barbaric" chemical attack - with Theresa May having given her blessing to Donald Trump before it happened. The American attack on Shayrat Airbase in Syria killed 14 people including nine innocent civilians, the governor of Homs told RT. Thursday's strike "was related exclusively to the most recent horrific use of chemical weapons", Secretary of State Rex ... Read More

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Trump reverses views on Russia, China

Trump reverses views on Russia, China

Additionally, US Department of the Treasury established a "monitoring list" of major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices. "Unfortunately the president's failure to name China a currency manipulator is symptomatic of a lack of real, tough action on trade against China". However, the report said that if there is upward pressure on the yuan in the future, China should allow the currency to appreciate according to market conditions. Read More

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Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. Ukrainian Orthodox faithful light candles from the Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem in St. "For all Catholics in the Rio GrandeValley, Easter Sunday is the day the church calls us together to celebrate what God has done for us along with the renewal of our baptismal promises". Read More

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

The U.S. says the United Nations doesn't need action from the U.S.to investigate because there are already mechanisms in place to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria . "We know the ending of it way too well". Russia wants the USA to eliminate sanctions on Moscow related to its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read More

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