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UN Security Council condemns latest N.Korea missile tests

UN Security Council condemns latest N.Korea missile tests

A new North Korean missile test failed yesterday, the South and United States said , two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan. Pyongyang is getting its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ready for its next experiment, according to US and South Korea officials. "Before that, North Korean troops will stage a large-scale exercise to wrap up the winter training at an on-site inspection of leader Kim Jong-un", he said. Read More

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Manchester United Linked With Being Ready To Trigger Barcelona Star's Release Clause

Manchester United Linked With Being Ready To Trigger Barcelona Star's Release Clause

Speculation both in England and Spain has suggested Manchester United could launch a world record bid for Brazilian superstar Neymar at the end of the season, with Barca open to letting him leave at the right price. Neymar reiterates that he wants Barcelona to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho , who signed a new deal at Anfield in January. "We never had any ideas or plans or any talks about him leaving, because he is our player - there are no other ideas, nothing has changed", ... Read More

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Supreme Court Sides With Texas Death-Row Inmate Who Claims Intellectual Disability

Supreme Court Sides With Texas Death-Row Inmate Who Claims Intellectual Disability

In Moore's case, in a ruling authored by liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court held that the state's system for assessing the intellect of defendants is deficient. Roberts wrote in dissent that court precedent did not compel a ruling favoring Moore . As Ginsburg explains, the Texas court felt that granting "persons with "mild" intellectual disability" an exemption from the death penalty may not align with "the "consensus of Texas citizens " on who 'should be exempted from the ... Read More

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Spicer expected to address failed Republican health care bill in news briefing

No one's really sure what House Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes is doing, still, while suspiciously cancelling the rest of the week's hearings, but the Russian Federation thing is not evaporating. I know the pool needs to get to the vans for the signing. The first skit, which prompted the real-life Spicer to say SNL should stop being "mean" , was so successful McCarthy was invited back a week later. Read More

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Deadline for return of Northern Ireland powersharing to expire

He said the UK Government had tried to help "bridge these gaps" and "help the parties move things forward" but "agreement at this stage has not proved possible". Mr Brokenshire has said a "short window of opportunity" exists to restore a power sharing executive in the region. He said there was "no appetite for any alternative" to a devolved administration, and announced further talks between the parties in the coming days. Read More

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ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

The state of Georgia , on the other hand, says that their daughter's name, ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah , does not follow state law that requires the child's last name to be Handy, Walk, or a combination of the two. The fourth part of her given name, Allah, has drawn the ire of state authorities and kicked of a prolonged legal battle to get her a birth certificate. Read More

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ICE: Rape suspect's father arrested after immigration review

ICE: Rape suspect's father arrested after immigration review

The 18-year-old's attorney, Andrew Jezic , said Sanchez-Milian was stopped in Texas at the border in August and detained by ICE for 12 days, "but then ICE made the discretionary decision to simply let him go". The school's principal Billie-Jean Benson, asked police to come to the school, which was not evacuated, schools spokesman Derek Turner said. Preliminary hearings are set for Montano on March 31 and April 14 for Sanchez. Read More

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Donald Trump says North Korea's Kim Jong-un acting 'very, very badly'

Kim Jong-Un attended the March 18 test at the Sohae launch site, according KCNA , which said the test was meant to confirm the "new type" of engine's thrust power and gauge the reliability of its control system and structural safety. However, he did not elaborate on the progress the test showed the North had made , nor comment on whether the engine could be used for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), saying the South Korean military was conducting analysis. Read More

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Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant

Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant

Regarding Sudan's participation in the summit, Momani said details regarding the attendance of Arab leaders will be announced later once confirmed. They also urged the countries that support the two-state solution and have not yet recognized Palestine, particularly the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and the European Union member states, to do so as soon as possible to contribute to peace based on the two-state solution. Read More

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Tillerson presses for Chinese-US co-operation over North Korea

After visiting Japan and South Korea in his first visit to Asia as the chief U.S. diplomat, Tillerson arrived in China on Saturday, where he met his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, and State Councillor Yang Jiechi, in Beijing on Saturday. Mr Tillerson's Beijing visit followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday that pre-emptive military action against North Korea might be necessary if the threat from its weapons programme reaches a level "that we believe requires action". Read More

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Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal

No slaughter or processing facilities implicated in Brazil's meat scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. A number of countries had previously stopped importing beef and chicken from Brazil. "It's hard to say which country could fully replace a giant as Brazil in the world chicken market with the USA affected by bird flu", Jose Vicente Ferraz, a director at Informa Economics Group-FNP in Brazil, said in a telephone ... Read More

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Russian MP and Putin critic ASSASSINATED in the street

Ukraine blamed the killing on Russian Federation, linking it to testimony by Voronenkov against Viktor Yanukovych, the Kremlin-backed Ukrainian leader who was ousted three years ago in street protests. "The dead person is identified", he said. Volodymyr Fesenko, a political analyst in Kiev , said Voronenkov's testimony was important to Ukraine because of his level of access in Russian Federation. Read More

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Google Car Fleet to Analyze Methane Leaks

Google Car Fleet to Analyze Methane Leaks

Google Street View cars have now been used to perform a totally different task - detecting harmful leaks of methane gas in the cities of United States. Google's Street View cars have begun pinpointing the places where natural gas is leaking from pipes as the cars roll across the roadways of America's towns and cities. Read More

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Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

The US President's eldest son tweeted link to a news story that quoted Khan a year ago saying that acts of terrorism were "part and parcel of living in a big city". Masood had previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. "We've got a situation where Parliament is returning to normal today, City Hall is returning to normal today, tourists are returning to London today, business are returning to normal today - just the things ... Read More

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Group says lower DUI limit hurts Utah eateries

Group says lower DUI limit hurts Utah eateries

The group says it could lead many people to forgo a drink with dinner, hurting the industry and punishing people who are now considered responsible drinkers. Despite being signed, there will likely be more arguments over the new law, which isn't scheduled to take effect until December 30, 2018. Utah Gov. Read More

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Ireland's leader pushes Trump on illegal Irish immigrants

Donald Trump says he "loves Ireland" - and has been invited to visit during his presidency. After the meeting and luncheon, Kenny was returning to the White House later Thursday for a St. Mr Kenny held a meeting with the president in the Oval Office during a packed day of St Patrick's engagements in Washington. He said, "You add all this up and this has become a much more substantive meeting". Read More

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Ireland's leader pushes Trump on Irish in US illegally

Mr Kenny held a meeting with the president in the Oval Office during a packed day of St Patrick's engagements in Washington. Vice President Pence was not forgotten either and Enda Kenny gifted the politician with a framed copy of the 1911 census of Ireland, including details of Pence's Grandfather Richard Cawley and his Great Grandmother Ellen Cawley. Read More

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Sword death of Black man is assault on diversity

Police say 28-year-old James Harris Jackson took a bus to NY to target black men when he encountered Timothy Caughman , who was collecting bottles from trash cans, and killed him. "The reason why he picked NY is because it is the media capital of the world,"Assistant Chief William Aubry of Manhattan South Detectives said". "He's just one of those people that you wish you never met", said Marcus Dagan , who had been informally managing the building on behalf of its then-owner and took ... Read More

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James Corden, Broadway Stars Perform Donald Trump Musical

James Corden, Broadway Stars Perform Donald Trump Musical

The often eccentric Minchin portrayed President Trump, belting out lines like, "I will be president and build big walls, ban Muslims, play with Putin's balls". " When I grow up ", Corden sang as Bannon, "I will be chief strategist/ So I an put my Breitbart fist inside/ My puppet's inside bits". The skit behind the wheel has starred Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Adele and Stevie Wonder in the past - with the Adele clip going viral online by scoring a whopping 42 million hits in ... Read More

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Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed the claim by Poroshenko as "absurd" in a statement carried by Russian news agencies . Voronenkov's killing was "a demonstrative execution of a witness", Lutsenko said . Correspondent Anna Nemtsova, with Newsweek and The Daily Beast, remembers the last time she spoke to Voronenkov. Read More

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Putin meets Le Pen

Putin meets Le Pen

She had become tough to counter all the negativity around her. She said Putin represented a "new vision" of the world. "A new world has emerged in the past years". But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin's meeting with Le Pen and his encounters with other representatives of foreign opposition forces were "normal practice". Read More

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'Significant' arrests made in United Kingdom terror attack case

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling him a "solider" who responded to its demands that followers attack countries in the coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq. Two of them are in a critical condition and one has life-threatening injuries. "The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where people of all nationalities, religions, and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy, and freedom of speech". Read More

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Only UKIP lawmaker in British Parliament quits anti-EU party

However, Mr Carswell told the Gazette: "When I made the switch from Conservatives to Ukip, I triggered a by-election and I was the first MP to insist upon doing that, and choosing to do that, in almost 30 years". His successor as leader, Paul Nuttall also weighed by challenging Mr Carswell to call a by-election and let voters judge his actions. Since Brexit is about to become official, he will focus on his duties as a member of parliament for Clacton, as an independent. Read More

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Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov killed in Ukrainian capital of Kiev Maria Maksakova , wife of Denis Voronenkov , is led from the scene of her husband's murder in Kiev A man believed to be the killer was shot by a bodyguard. He added that Voronenkov's widow was welcome to return to Russian Federation. On March 23, just three days after he told The Washington Post he was being targeted, Voronenkov was shot outside of the Premier Palace Hotel, the very place where he had given ... Read More

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Turkey 'further away from European Union membership than ever': German Foreign Minister

President Erdogan made the comments on Friday while campaigning in the city of Eskisehir for a referendum that would usher in a presidential system and enhance his powers. Analysts say the Turkish strongman wants to be seen as standing up strongly to Europe in order to sweep up nationalist votes ahead of the April 16 referendum on the constitutional changes expanding his powers. Read More

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Small BC community in mourning after four found dead in rural home

Small BC community in mourning after four found dead in rural home

Volaine and Penner had been in a relationship for nine years. "We send our most honest condolences to family members of the deceased in this time of loss". The family "were happy go lucky, very outgoing people", said Denise Keen, who manages an apartment in Ashcroft where Penner's mother lives. Both children attended Desert Sands Community School in Ashcroft, reported the Ashcroft Cache-Creek Journal . Read More

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Chicago teen apparently raped on Facebook Live relocated

Chicago teen apparently raped on Facebook Live relocated

A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) said the teenager (above) was found on Tuesday and the family has been relocated. He said the girl knows at least one of her attackers and that investigators are making good progress identifying those involved. Read More

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