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Is this joke Prince Philip's last zinger?

Is this joke Prince Philip's last zinger?

Prince Philip still has scheduled appointments to make between now and his official retirement in August, many of them accompanying the Queen, and plans to fulfill those obligations. "I can't stand up much", quipped the Prince. Speaking of her husband, who she married on November 20, 1947, The Queen has credited Philip for being a constant pillar of support throughout her life and reign. Read More

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Trump to Meet French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on May 25

To compete, " en Marche " has rebranded itself is now rebranding itself " La Republique en Marche " (Republic on the Move), as it prepares a list of candidates. The 34% that Le Pen won is double the support her father attracted when he campaigned on an ultraright National Front ticket in 2002. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande, right, and President-elect Emmanuel Macron attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in ... Read More

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Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United

Their best hope is to win the Europa League, starting with victory over Celta Vigo in Thursday's semi-final second leg, in which they hold a 1-0 advantage from the first match. He added: "They are a very good team, very unsafe when they play away and we will need our fans at home". The Red Devils take a one-goal aggregate lead into this evening's game at Old Trafford as they seek a place in the Stockholm final on May 24th. Read More

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Jakarta Former Governor Ahok Found Guilty Of Blasphemy

Jakarta Former Governor Ahok Found Guilty Of Blasphemy

The sentence was harsher than that requested by prosecutors, which was a one-year suspended sentence. The maximum sentence for blasphemy in Indonesia is five years in prison. "I'll take charge so you won't have to worry about security, national defense and peace", Moon said Monday in a message addressed to senior citizens, many of them conservative voters who oppose Moon because of what they see as a soft North Korea policy. Read More

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Pakistan Army destroyed five Afghan check posts: commander southern command

Pakistani officials said the fighting began after Afghan security forces fired on Pakistani census workers and the troops escorting them, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children. Zia Durani, police spokesman for Afghanistan's Kandahar province, said Pakistani officials were using the census as a cover for "malicious activities and to provoke villagers against the government". Read More

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Sen. Chris Coons slams Trump's North Korea tweet

Sen. Chris Coons slams Trump's North Korea tweet

US and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what would be the North's fourth straight unsuccessful missile test since March. "The use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger disasters", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the council. His country, he said, should not be "a focal point of the problem on the peninsula" and stressed that "the key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula ... Read More

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Kurdish leader: We're America's best friend in Syria; Turkey bombed us anyway

Erdogan also told a conference in Istanbul that United States support for Kurdish militia fighters inside Syria was damaging solidarity between Washington and Ankara, but that relations could turn a page under President Donald Trump. Redur Khalil, YPG's spokesman in Syria, said Turkey is reinforcing its border posts opposite Tal Abyad as well as other areas. It said the YPG "is indispensable" to defeat IS but there is also "no avoiding the fact" that the USA is backing a force "led by ... Read More

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Hamas Political Chief Announces Successor

Spokesman for the militant group Fawzi Barhoum says Haniyeh was picked Saturday as Hamas politburo chief. Haniya became involved in political activities at university through the student union, the arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, later the Islamic Hamas movement in December 1987. Read More

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Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport

Explosions were also reported in the Al-Mazzeh area of the Syrian capital, apparently at the Mazzeh Air Base, a military airstrip used by regime forces. 23 April 2017: Alleged Israeli attack on a training camp used by militia in Syria's Golan Heights region, kills three members of the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces, according to the group. Read More

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ASEAN makes concession to China

Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States. China called the ruling a sham and has moved to block it from being discussed at the summit or mentioned in the standard communique issued at the end of the meetings. Read More

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Trump Admin Will Make School Lunches Salty Again

Trump Admin Will Make School Lunches Salty Again

Obama, required strict calorie limits; the near-elimination of salt; multiple servings of raw vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; restrictions on meat and fat, and bans on vending-machine junk food and bake sales. In 2014, the standards were met with challenges in Congress led by the School Nutrition Assn., which has called the regulations too rigid, and House Republicans who supported the powerful lobbying group's efforts. Read More

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Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

It is the same area where the USA dropped an 11-ton bomb (MOAB) two weeks ago, allegedly killing almost 100 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters. The service members were conducting a partnered operation with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, the statement said. A U.S. official told CNN the service members were Special Operations Forces soldiers. Read More

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SNP win the Scottish council elections

The SNP won 33 seats to Labour's 32, but the Conservatives pulled off a major shock having 10 councillors returned while there are two independents. The only way to stop the nationalists is to vote Labour. The SNP is claiming victory in Glasgow despite narrowly failing to take overall control of the city council as Labour was ousted from power after almost 40 years. Read More

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Trump celebrates first 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

He then went through a long list of jokes, essentially declaring that, thanks to Trump, Bush is no longer the most hated president of recent years, smugly declaring, "history has proven to be kinder to me than you thought". "We will not fail, we will never fail, we are Americans and the future belongs to us". Bee used all three shows roast the Trump Administration for things like changes in the White House briefing room, hiring relatives for key Administration positions, and even the the ... Read More

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Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy

However, the governor, who was brought to court previous year during his reelection campaign, was found "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy", according to one of the five presiding judges, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto. He was defeated last month in a runoff vote against Muslim candidate and former academic Anies Baswedan. The verdict raised lots of dusts amongst protesters outside the court. Read More

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Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina

Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina

The 82 youngsters were welcomed in the capital Abuja to the official residence of Muhammadu Buhari , more than three years after they were abducted from the village of Chibok. Mr. Adesina also stated that the Federal Government will do whatever it takes to secure the release of the remaining abducted Chibok school girls. Thousands of people have been killed and about 1.6 million driven from their homes in the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram. Read More

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Chibok girl 'refused to be released'

The mass abduction by the militant Islamist group drew global outcry that adopted the rally cry " Bring Back Our Girls ", focusing attention on the conflict with Boko Haram . The JUI-S welcomed the agreement between the Boko Haram and Nigerian government, which helped secure the release of 82 girls aged between 16-18 years abducted by the militant group in April 2014. Read More

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Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Haniya takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation while simultaneously marginalising hardliners within the movement. Hamas last week dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction and severed ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in a policy shakeup announced at its main overseas office in the Qatari capital. Read More

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Leaders Ask FG to Forcefully Rescue Chibok Girls

One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram chose to stay with her husband instead of being freed , a spokesman for Nigeria's president has said. A few others have escaped or been rescued, and 113 of the girls are believed to be still held in captivity by Boko Haram . They also fear that the girls being in lengthy detention might negatively affect them psychologically, too. Read More

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Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

Labour also had a higher percentage of first preference votes than the SNP in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, up 1.65% percentage points, and was 0.91 percentage points higher in Lanark and Hamilton East. Although the Conservatives did well "by their standards", they did so by taking votes from Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party and not by eating into SNP support, the First Minister said. Read More

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FBI director sought more resources for Russian Federation investigation before firing

And Trump's action left the fate of the Russian Federation probe deeply uncertain. Rosenstein wrote the memo that was used to justify Trump's swift and unexpected firing of Comey on Tuesday evening. Asked by reporters why fired Comey, Trump said, "He wasn't doing a good job, very simply". I think that Director Comey has shown over the last several months and frankly the past year a lot of missteps and mistakes, and certainly, I think that as you've seen from numerous Democrat members ... Read More

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Texas asks court to uphold 'sanctuary city' law

Officials with the ACLU are advising anyone traveling to Texas to anticipate the possible violations of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. The bill cleared a final hurdle this week in the Republican-controlled Legislature over objections from Democrats and immigrant rights supporters who've packed the Texas Capitol. Read More

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