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Afghan officials claim over 90 Isis militants killed in MOAB strike

Afghan officials claim over 90 Isis militants killed in MOAB strike

The 11-ton "mother of all bombs" dropped by US forces on ISIS-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialized weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against Nazi targets in World War Two. A ministry spokesman, General Daulat Waziri, said the bombing was necessary because the tunnel complex was extremely hard to penetrate, with some tunnels as deep as 40m. Read More

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Farron shrugs off gay sex row to target veteran's seat

The party warned that Tory MPs in Remain-supporting areas faced a "vicious backlash" in the election unless they campaigned to keep the United Kingdom in the single market and within the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Mr Farron was asked to clarify his beliefs when on ITV's Peston on Sunday , saying "being gay is not a sin", before adding that he was "getting tired" of the line of questioning. Read More

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Russian Federation opposes draft United Nations statement condemning N. Korea over launch

Russian Federation opposes draft United Nations statement condemning N. Korea over launch

He has sent a navy strike group towards the Korean Peninsula, and the US and South Korea are moving ahead with the early deployment of a controversial missile defence system. There has been some confusion over the whereabouts of a USA aircraft carrier group after Trump said last week that he had sent an "armada" as a warning to North Korea even as the ships were still far from Korean waters. Read More

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North Korea features prototype ICBMs at parade

North Korea features prototype ICBMs at parade

Han said US sanctions efforts are misguided and cited the opening ceremony of a sprawling new high-rise residential area in Pyongyang on Thursday as evidence that sanctions have failed to ruin the country's economy. In his speech, he said: "We're prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and we are ready to hit back with nuclear attacks of our own style against any nuclear attacks". Read More

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Outrage as United Nations Absurdly Appoints Saudi Arabia to Women's Rights Commission

Outrage as United Nations Absurdly Appoints Saudi Arabia to Women's Rights Commission

Widespread backlash has followed Saudi Arabia's election to the top United Nations women's rights body, with critics pointing to the kingdom's extremely restrictive gender laws. In 2015, Saudi Arabia reduced a Sri Lankan woman's sentence for adultery from execution by stoning to three years in prison. Who voted for Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia was voted onto the panel by at least five European Union states in a secret ballot and will serve a four-year-term. Read More

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North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

Tony Kim is the third American to be held in North Korea. It estimated at least 1 million casualties on the Korean Peninsula within the first three months of hostilities. Last year, Otto Warmbier, then a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in prison after he confessed to trying to steal a propaganda banner. Read More

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Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

In many ways, the upcoming snap poll is the outcome of these two, notably the latter. The Prime Minister said the Conservatives are "a lower tax party", but refused to rule out tax rises after the election. A failure to do so would give Mrs May, who has said "no deal is better than a bad deal", a "free hand" to pursue a "Brexit at any cost", with no option for the United Kingdom to change its mind about leaving the European Union if the exit terms are unpalatable. Read More

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Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur granted bail by HC

Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur granted bail by HC

Pragya moved the High Court after the special court that hears terror cases probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) rejected her bail plea. The court levied conditions that the Sadhvi's passport should be deposited at NIA court, she should not tamper with evidence of the prosecution, shall be present at to NIA whenever required and lower court should not be influenced by the observations of this order. Read More

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Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

US President Donald Trump called on his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , to congratulate him on winning a referendum granting him sweeping new powers that exposed bitter divisions in the country. However, both the White House and the State Department noted the decisiveness of an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) delegation's final report on the "irregularities" during the referendum process which had previously drew immediate reaction from Ankara . Read More

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U.S. to confront Russian Federation if it violates global law

General John Nicholson , the top American commander in Kabul, would not provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan but said he would " not refute " Moscow's involvement including giving weapons to the Taliban . It was the first time the 22,000-pound munition, dubbed "the mother of all bombs", had been used in combat. U.S. officials say they were surprised by the level of attention that particular bomb got, since it did little to change the overall situation ground where the ... Read More

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United States military buildup off Koreas gathers pace

United States military buildup off Koreas gathers pace

China, North Korea's sole major ally, opposes Pyongyang's weapons programmes and has appealed for calm. "We believe China has a very, very important role to play", said the USA envoy for North Korea policy, Joseph Yun. Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs are the subject of renewed concerns in recent weeks, as the blundering Donald J. Trump administration "forgets" where its armadas are. Read More

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Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Sessions said the construction of the wall would be "the end of illegality" and charged that Democrats would be exclusively responsible in the event of a government shutdown on Saturday due to a disagreement over the border barrier. Bipartisan negotiators have spent weeks methodically working through hundreds of issues to set spending across all federal agencies for the rest of the fiscal year, with White House officials largely on the sidelines being briefed on various issues. Read More

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

According to BBC , prosecutors have charged the ousted South Korean president with bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking state secrets. "We have formally charged Park. Though surveys show a majority of South Koreans backed Park's removal from office and arrest, some of her last-remaining ultra-conservative supporters still stage rallies in downtown Seoul every weekend, which could pressure her successor to pardon her amidst increasing North Korean nuclear threats and economic ... Read More

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Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide slams Macron

Politicians on the moderate left and right, including the Socialist and Republicans party losers in Sunday's first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 runoff. While being interviewed, a colleague outside of the frame joked that they looked like Marine Le Pen's vision of France. "One Beur (Arab), one black, one white", he said sarcastically. Read More

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Bill O'Reilly cut from Fox News

Bill O'Reilly has blamed his sacking from Fox News on "completely unfounded claims" that have been levelled against him. "But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today", he said. During his tenure at Fox News , he was accused of sexual harassment by at least seven women who worked for him or who appeared on his show. O'Reilly has denied wrongdoing. Read More

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CRPF men injured in Naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh

CRPF men injured in Naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh

Twelve CRPF men were killed in a similar Maoist attack in Sukma early this year. An injured jawan, brought to a hospital here, said the CRPF patrol was attacked by around 300 Maoist guerrillas. One of the jawans succumbed to injuries in flight on the way to Raipur . Reinforcements, including CoBRA commandos of the CRPF and its other units, have been rushed to the scene from the nearest camp of the paramilitary force, the officer added. Read More

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The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

The State Department also said it was aware of the report about a USA citizen being detained, but declined further comment "due to privacy considerations". The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was rerouted toward North Korea earlier this month, after initial confusion over its strike group's deployment - including a statement by President Trump that he was sending "an armada" to the Korean Peninsula. Read More

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Russian Federation to Insist at OPCW, UN on Sending Inspectors to Syria

Russian Federation to Insist at OPCW, UN on Sending Inspectors to Syria

In his first interview since the strike and the subsequent United States air assault, the Syrian president said reports the Syrian government carried out the attack were "100% fabrication". However, the USA president also said that the recent missile strike against Assad's military was not the beginning of a campaign to remove the dictator, further noting that the goal is to eradicate the ISIS, NYPost reported. Read More

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Egypt's Easter celebrations cut after bombings

Egypt's Easter celebrations cut after bombings

Egyptians wheel away a body near a church in Alexandria after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017 . Trump is "prepared to do more", he added, but Russian Federation should ask itself: "Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population and using the most heinous weapons available?". Read More

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ONU assistant professor talks North Korea threat

ONU assistant professor talks North Korea threat

But any decision by Trump to resort to military action would be highly risky, principally because the capital of close ally South Korea lies within range of North Korea artillery and rockets. It is also believed to be preparing a sixth nuclear weapons test and recently detained a USA citizen, the third held in the country. North Korean leader "Kim Jong-un is starting to flex his muscles because he feels the pressure" and is "starting to get paranoid", Haley said, referring to the Security ... Read More

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China warns against war with North Korea

He did not elaborate. Its missiles can reach South Korea, Japan and Guam. The source said: 'News of cadres of the second army corps slandering Kim Jong-un reached all the way to the People's Army's General Political Bureau, and the arrested cadres are to be severely punished'. Read More

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