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Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

Last week in an interview with AFP, Assad claimed the attack was a "fabrication" to justify a U.S. missile strike on Syrian forces. Assad's government denies using chemical weapons against its own people, despite its involvement in a 2013 sarin attack that is believed to have killed more than 1,000 residents of the rebel-held Damascus suburbs. Read More

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Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

North Korea rattled world powers in February when it successfully launched a new intermediate-range ballistic missile that it said could carry a nuclear weapon. In March, the aircraft carrier carried out annual joint drills. North Korean missiles also can reach Japan. "And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary", he said. Read More

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US Could Speed Up North Korea Sanctions In Response To Missile Test

North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can hit the USA mainland. "We are analyzing additional information", the nation's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. North Korea's previous missile launch was on April 16, the day after huge military parade in Pyongyang to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of founder Kim Il Sung, and it also blew up nearly immediately. Read More

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China 'putting pressure' on North Korea

US President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview on Thursday a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Trump told Dickerson in the interview that if North Korea carries out a sixth nuclear test, "I would not be happy". North Korean state media did not report on Saturday's launch, as is customary in the case of an unsuccessful test. Read More

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Can Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen win the French election?

Can Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen win the French election?

Ms Le Pen sought to do so by hitting her party's trademark anti-EU, anti-immigration themes hard. Some of them threw projectiles and firecrackers. "Here in Marseille two fanatics were arrested before they committed odious crimes". The attack was carried out by a French-Tunisian Islamist. Problems like an unemployment rate of 10 percent, which is twice the rate of other major economies, like Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Read More

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Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS: Erdogan

This is the second time this year that U.S. troops have moved in to block an anticipated Turkish attack on Kurds, who are spearheading the fight against the Islamic State. Furthermore, Erdogan stated that contacts over Syria are still ongoing with the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar, adding that Ankara's stance on regime leader Bashar Assad has not changed and it still considers that he is practicing state terrorism. Read More

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N Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

North Korea will continue to work on its ambition of developing a nuclear missile capable of targeting the west coast of the U.S. mainland, the country's state media reiterated on the same day its latest missile test ended in a failure. Kim said North Korea might have got the data it wanted with the missile's short flight, then blown it up in a bid to limit the anger of China, which disapproves of the North's weapons programmes and has warned it against further provocation. Read More

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South Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

South Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

US President Donald Trump issued another thinly-veiled warning to North Korea yesterday of military action if it carries out a sixth nuclear test. The top adviser added that he expects China and all countries to step up efforts to isolate Pyongyang, in line with comments made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday, hours before North Korea's most recent missile test. Read More

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BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering

Kejriwal's onetime colleague Anna Hazare said there was a difference between words and action and AAP had failed to walk the talk. While several pollsters and exit polls had predicted a sweep for the BJP in the three corporations, of which MCD north and MCD south have 104 seats each and MCD east has 64, the trends indicated the party to be falling short of the 200-seat mark. Read More

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Weather threat today for North and Central Texas

Weather threat today for North and Central Texas

Forecasters have issued a tornado watch for much of Tennessee on Sunday . - North Georgia is under a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms as rain rolls through the area, including metro Atlanta , through Monday morning . These storms will begin to weaken once the sun sets but could still remain severe. There's a chance for severe thunderstorms in Southeast Virginia Monday night . Read More

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Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

US forces have begun patrolling part of the Turkey-Syria border after Turkish airstrikes in the area killed fighters closely allied to the United States. USA officials say the troop movement is part of its operations with the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The Turkish leader said that Ankara's forces might bomb the YPG positions again, at any time it wants. Read More

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Trump 'built up conditions for aggressive war' with North Korea

US President Donald Trump has said that he has "no idea" if North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is sane, amid escalating tensions over the threat from the country's nuclear weapons programme. In his " Face the Nation " interview, Mr. Trump claimed that China stopped manipulating currency "as soon as" he was elected. Trump stepped up his outreach to allies in Asia over the weekend to discuss the North Korean threat and make sure all are "on the same page" if action is needed, a top White House ... Read More

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Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan

Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan

It is also where the MOAB bomb was dropped. The US counterterrorism mission is separate from the NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan army and police force in its fight against the Taliban. The Taliban has unleashed its annual so-called "spring offensive" in Afghanistan, saying it will mainly target US -led foreign "occupation" troops to force them to quit the country. Read More

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Pakistan need to build bridges: Turkish President

Trade between India and Turkey now stands at $6.4 billion. "Trade volume between India and Turkey is around $6 billion. So, this is not sustainable for Turkey", Erdoğan added. Modi encouraged stronger partnership of Turkish companies with India's flagship programmes and to tap into diverse and unique opportunities in the India growth story. Read More

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Watch NBA Playoffs: Wizards vs

All of the Hawks starters scored in double digits as well, yet no player scored over 19 points. Washington turned the tables with a 40-36 advantage while almost doubling the Hawks in fast-break points 20-12. Dennis Schroder responded with 29 points and had 11 assists , but Hardaway was bad. Coach Scott Brooks said his status is day-to-day. Schroder was key for the Hawks . Read More

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Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

Claiming that his country is leading the most effective campaign against IS, Erdogan said: "Let us, huge America, all these coalition powers and Turkey, let us join hands and turn Raqqa to Daesh's grave", using the Arabic acronym for IS. The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US, and the European Union, and Turkey also considers its Syrian offshoot the PKK/PYD a terror group. Read More

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'South Asia Satellite launching on May 5'

The satellite is meant for providing communication and disaster support, connectivity among the countries of South Asia region. The 2,230-kg satellite was built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and has 12 Ku-band transponders. However, each country has to develop its own ground infrastructure technology. Originally named "SAARC Satellite", Modi describes his ambitious project as India's "priceless gift" to fellow SAARC members - sans Pakistan. Read More

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Frugal U.S. consumers seen holding back first-quarter GDP

Frugal U.S. consumers seen holding back first-quarter GDP

The economic numbers from the first US quarter are in, and President Trump isn't going to be happy to hear them. "It ends up being an estimate and a lot of them are not perfect". This is a considerable slowdown from growth rates just under 5.0 percent in 2014 and 2015. "[First quarter] GDP growth has tended to be sluggish this cycle and also tended to fall short of growth in the other three quarters". Read More

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Support to legalize marijuana hits all-time high

Support to legalize marijuana hits all-time high

This sentiment has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014. Brohl's appearance came at the request of state Sen. The program is without challenges. She said she thinks recreational marijuana will soon follow the state's decision to legalize and regulate medical marijuana. Read More

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Taliban launches annual offensive in Afghanistan

Taliban launches annual offensive in Afghanistan

USA officials estimate that ISIS has about 600 to 800 fighters in the country, largely formed from former members of other regional terror groups, including the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The incident took place in Nangahar's Achin district near a site where the US military unleashed a massive 22,000-pound bomb this month, a sign of the scale of the ongoing conflict almost 16 years after USA troops arrived in Afghanistan. Read More

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General transportation strike brings much of Brazil to halt

General transportation strike brings much of Brazil to halt

The mass mobilization of workers and civil society also comes on the heels of ongoing protests, such as the five-day encampment of Indigenous peoples and a police union protest, both occurring in front of Brazil's Congress. At the Guarulhos International Airport, also in Sao Paulo , no flights were canceled, though delays plagued scheduled flights, and at the Santos Dumont airport in Rio protests blocked access to passengers. Read More

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Meerut: Retd. Colonel's residence raided, cash, weapons recovered

Meerut: Retd. Colonel's residence raided, cash, weapons recovered

The raid has been carried out at the retired armyman's house in Meerut . Four people were detained after a major racket involving poaching of animals and trade of their body parts came to light in Meerut district. Licenses of arms were not found. The team interrogated the retired colonel and asked him about his son Prashant, who is absconding. Prashant Vishnoi, the son of Colonel who is national level shooter fled the spot during the raid. Read More

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US Says Turkey Conducted 'Unsafe' Air Strikes in Syria, Killing US Partners

PKK are Kurdish fighters operating in Turkey , while the Rojava Defence Units (YPG) are Kurdish fighters operating in Northern Syria and the Peshmerga fighters are in charge of security in Iraqi Kurdistan. Following Turkey's airstrikes against PKK-affiliated groups, including the YPG in northern Iraq's Sinjar and northern Syria's Karachok towns on Tuesday, YPG militants targeted Turkish military outposts on the border with Syria in southern Hatay and southeastern Mardin provinces a ... Read More

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We'll pay for missile defense system in South Korea (for now)

McMaster said the USA would honor a 2016 pact between the two countries requiring the U.S.to bear the cost of the system, meant to protect against a North Korean missile attack. "But it is clear more needs to be done, and we're going to ask China to do more as we do more as our South Korean and Japanese allies - but really all nations - have to take a look at this regime". Read More

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Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species

Two more states permit marijuana usage in a medical context. Sixty-one percent of those polled believe that the drug should be legalized for recreational use. A majority of voters in CT supported legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use the last time Quinnipiac asked the question in the state, but legalization bills have consistently stalled in the legislature and Gov. Read More

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