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Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Deliberately evoking Nelson Mandela - Barghouti himself is often called Palestine's Mandela - the article laid out the cruelties regularly inflicted on prisoners, many of whom are only children. That is to say, the op-ed, as with a host of other actions taken outside the prisons to support the strike, was meticulously prepared ahead of time with the explicit goal of generating maximum support not only among the Palestinian public, but also internationally. Read More

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Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction

Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction

The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, mobile phone records, and Prince's email accounts to try to determine how he got the fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50 times stronger than heroin. Police also found pamphlet for an addiction recovery centre in California. On Monday, the search warrants and affidavits from the Carver County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the continuing homicide investigation along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, were unsealed. Read More

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Deadly attack near Egypt's old monastery

Deadly attack near Egypt's old monastery

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint near the monastery Tuesday, killing one security officer and wounding four. The attacks have raised security fears ahead of a visit to Cairo by Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. However, the move did little to quell the fears of Christian Egyptians in the country, who are among the oldest and largest Christian communities in the Middle East. Read More

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Turkey need not choose between Russia, US: Cavusoglu

Turkey need not choose between Russia, US: Cavusoglu

White House spokesman Sean Spicer has increased pressure on Russian Federation over the recent gas attack in Syria, calling Moscow isolated and saying it was trying to shift blame away from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. had initially focused on diplomatic efforts, pressing the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution drafted with Britain and France that would have condemned Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons. Read More

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Easter, Which Celebrates Jesus Christ's Resurrection, Is Christianity's Most Important Holiday

Easter, Which Celebrates Jesus Christ's Resurrection, Is Christianity's Most Important Holiday

St. Edward Catholic Church worshippers packed into the building on Ambassador West Lemelle Drive to hear Sunday's Easter message from the Rev. Thomas Vu in observance of the holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Sunday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church at 1200 E. 21st St. off of Columbus Avenue, the parking lot was full and Easter Mass was nearly standing room only. Read More

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United Kingdom lacks understanding of events in Syria: Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied in an interview on CBS's Face the Nation that the strikes signaled an overhaul of American policy, saying its priority remained to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East. A very small percentage of the people have been slaughtered in Syria have been slaughtered by chemical weapons. They're saying by covering for Assad that they knew that it was there, or they were incompetent by having chemical weapons there in the first place. Read More

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Dorset Police pay respects to fallen colleague PC Keith Palmer

More than 2,000 police officers from the Metropolitan Police were on duty for the funeral. Masood attacked the police officer after he had driven into pedestrians nearby, killing three and fatally injuring a fourth. Police line the route. Members of the public outside were able to watch proceedings on screens outside. The funeral cortege had travelled from Westminster where PC Palmer's coffin had laid in state. Read More

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USA 'playing the terrorism game' in Syria warns Lavrov

USA 'playing the terrorism game' in Syria warns Lavrov

Washington ordered the assault after accusing the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out a chemical attack against the town of Khan Shaykhun in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday. "The first priority for them was to cover for Assad". He did not rule out additional strikes if Assad continues to engage in atrocities against rebel forces with either chemical or conventional weapons. Read More

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Trump blames Obama for rash of MS-13 murders

Trump blames Obama for rash of MS-13 murders

Out of the president's 16 rounds, according to CBS News' Mark Knoller, the White House has only disclosed two of them: One with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and another with Kentucky Sen. Instead of hanging around in front of paintings of himself , for example, Trump could've allocated that money to feed 9,000 Meals On Wheels recipients or educated 2,000 more students. Read More

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European Union urges Turkey to probe referendum vote

European Union urges Turkey to probe referendum vote

Mr Erdogan has rejected criticism from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) which damned the referendum as an "unequal campaign". Erdogan opposes U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish rebels because he considers them terrorists and sees their war-time territorial gains as threatening his country's efforts to vanquish its own separatist Kurdish insurgency. Read More

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In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) is handed tissues after registering to run for re-election at the interior ministry in the capital Tehran on April 14, 2017. Several former ministers and hardliner former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are among those who have registered. Ultimate authority rests with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has accused the West of using women as a tool to advertise products and satisfy "disorderly and unlawful sexual needs". Read More

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Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

Anger over Trump has motivated their grassroots to come out in better-than-usual numbers in special elections... just not enough to win in heavily-Republican districts. Put simply, this special election will be a test of how potent a catalyst for political change the Trump presidency is. All precincts have also reported out of DeKalb County, leaving only Fulton County. Read More

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China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'

China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'

After inspecting an honour guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into Kim Il-Sung Square, accompanied by top military and party leaders, state television showed in a live broadcast. Last week, the United States positioned two destroyers capable of launching a missile attack in the region amid concerns North Korea was preparing a nuclear test . Read More

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Flanagan raises concern over impact of snap election on North

Stormont has been without a power-sharing government since March 2 as the DUP and Sinn Féin struggled to reach a deal to re-establish the administration. The sudden general election will send Northern Ireland's voters to the polls for the seventh time in three years. In a statement Mr Flanagan said he is "concerned" about the impact of the snap elections. Read More

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PM Modi announces credit of $4.5 billion to Bangladesh

PM Modi announces credit of $4.5 billion to Bangladesh

India announced a $4.5 billion credit line to Bangladesh for various projects and an additional $500 million for defence procurement, reports said. But despite Modi telling the media that he firmly believes that his and Sheikh Hasina's government can come up with "an early solution to Teesta water sharing", the issue remains unresolved. Read More

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Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 per cent'

He also said North Korea believes its nuclear weapons protect it from the threat of U.S. military action. "We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan". As Russian hopes of a swift detente under U.S. President Donald Trump have fizzled, state media, which hailed his election win, have made a U-turn. Read More

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Prince William speaks with Lady Gaga on mental health

The 30-year-old pop star, who revealed a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in an open letter late last year, told her old pal that opening up about mental well being can make a huge difference. He announced that he suffered after stopping himself thinking about the death of his mother Diana, despite his brother's attempts to persuade him to seek help. Read More

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French police thwart attack days before election

French police thwart attack days before election

Sarkozy, who lost to Fillon in the conservative primary in November, is calling on voters to unite behind his former rival. "I worked five years with Francois Fillon, he was my prime minister, I know we can trust him", he said. "It's his last big speech and so it will be something energetic that brings some momentum for the end of the campaign and beyond", said Charlotte Girard of La France Insoumise (Unbowed France), Melenchon's political movement. Read More

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Vice President Pence heads to Seoul as North Korea tensions flare

Vice President Pence heads to Seoul as North Korea tensions flare

President Donald Trump has warned he will not tolerate provocations from North Korea and has dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group and attack submarines to the region. 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 USA aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. Read More

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Naveen flayed for not meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Naveen flayed for not meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Asked about the comment of Modi on triple talaq, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who briefed the media later, said the Prime Minister briefly spoke on the issue saying "Muslim women should get justice and none should be exploited". The present commission is "powerless" and can not do justice to the OBCs, he said, asserting that the central government is firm on the bill's passage. Read More

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India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties

Simon Birmingham, Australia's Minister for Education and Training, today said their government has made important progress on key education issues following meetings and discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Skill Development Minister Pratap Rudy. Read More

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Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Over the last few months, the Indian High Commission in London had made it known that the image of Britain was taking a beating in the eyes of the Indian people, and the Indian government was forced not to strengthen bilateral cooperation, in the wake of the extradition plea for fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya . Read More

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No talks with Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom". Israel media reported that Barghouti had violated the conditions of his incarceration by communicating with the newspaper and that he had likely smuggled the text out through his lawyer. Read More

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Korea-US | Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Korea-US | Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

A nuclear war between North Korea and the USA seems imminent. " North Korea will do well not to test his resolve or strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region". The other called for a freeze on U.S. "I would see such an action as escalatory, but I couldn't guess how Kim Jong-un would interpret it", Abraham Denmark, a senior Asian policy official under former President Barack Obama, told the Guardian . Read More

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Australia signed six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security

The PMs also inaugurated a nano-biotech centre in Gurgaon, Haryana, terrorism where PM Modi said that India and Australia had made major strides in their bilateral relationships in the last few years. Meanwhile, a 27-member Group of Eight (Go8) including five Vice Chancellors, their deputies, deans and researchers, which is now visiting India interacted with VCs, deans, academics and researchers of India's leading universities and research institutions at the colloquium. Read More

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Pence: Policy of 'Strategic Patience' With North Korea Has Failed

However, North Korea didn't respond to Wu's request to visit Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. 2015: Former President Obama stepped up USA cyber attacks on North Korea's missile programs. "We've seen some tangible indications that they're working toward this end, but it's still quite early", she said. "The Chinese often express frustration with North Korea, and disappointment". Read More

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Le Pen aide at center of new French 'fake job' probe

His proposition to trigger the EU's Article 50 to start exit talks as soon as he would be elected proved too radical for Le Pen.
The National Front leader told Asselineau he was proposing "a brutal exit". "I want to recover the optimism of the French", said 39-year-old centrist Emmanuel Macron , now tipped to win in May, asserting that entrepreneurs and businesses are job creators. Read More

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