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Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Government spokesman Lambert Mende told Top Congo FM on Tuesday that national police confirmed the discovery of the male and female Caucasians and one Congolese. Officials did not say who was behind the killing, but the region where Sharp and Catalan were abducted has been plagued by violence since mid-August of a year ago, after a tribal chief and militia leader was killed by government forces after rebelling against President Joseph Kabila. Read More

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North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

President Trump commented on leaving his weekend retreat in Florida aboard Air Force One. North Korea ground-tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, the country's official news agency KCNA said on Sunday. Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea , but is adamantly opposed to measures that might bring about a collapse of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime. Read More

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USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

The two sides have agreed not to disclose financial terms of the deal but the players were seeking a four-year agreement that included payment outside of the six-month Olympic period. Before the deal was announced, USA Hockey was reportedly soliciting potential replacement players for the world championships, but found that many even at the game's lower levels were unwilling to play as "scab" labor. Read More

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Emotional Defoe hails group win

Emotional Defoe hails group win

It is important that we're able to call upon the likes of Jermain and for him to have the impact like he did today. Defoe is in the form of his life, even for a struggling Sunderland side, and looks set to beat his Premier League goals tally from last season. Read More

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Theresa May offers condolences to Martin McGuinness' family

Mrs O'Neill told the Assembly her heart was broken yet bursting with pride. "The legacy that Martin wished was for a better future based on equality and measured by the joy and laughter of all of our children", she said. He urged politicians to resolve their current differences to form a new powersharing government. Wednesday's front pages are, unsurprisingly, dedicated to the death of former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness . Read More

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U.S. officials warn that North Korea will test another missile soon

U.S. officials warn that North Korea will test another missile soon

Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham said in a statement . In May, a Musudan missile exploded within seconds of launch, and a similar situation occurred in April. "If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table ", the top usa diplomat said in a comment widely interpreted to refer to the possibility of pre-emptive military force. Read More

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Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

Tillerson said Trump looked forward to "the opportunity of a visit in the future", an apparent reference to unconfirmed reports of plans for Trump and Xi to meet in Florida next month. Tillerson arrived in Beijing earlier Saturday after visits to United States allies Japan and South Korea where he said the U.S. would no longer observe the "failed" approach of patient diplomacy, warning that American military action against the North was an option "on the table". Read More

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday. After clearing several procedural votes Friday morning, the U.S. House is expected to debate and vote on the health care plan later on Friday. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen was among a handful of undecided votes going into Friday. Read More

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Women's NCAA Tournament: South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

NOTES: Southeastern Conference schools met in a regional final for the first time since Kentucky faced LSU in 1986. There are no real stars on either squad, so it will be a team effort for either one to win the title. "That was the big bottom line". "The distraction meter is going to go through the roof", Few said. Mark Few's Bulldogs have a deep, 9-man rotation, but watch out: Gonzaga has had the easiest path through the tourney (including a blowout of Xavier in the Elite Eight), and ... Read More

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Turkey threatens to send Europe '15000 refugees a month'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday told the Dutch prime minister he had lost Turkey as a friend, despite Mark Rutte's victory over the far-right in parliamentary elections. According to the newspaper, Europe should give a tough, yet reasonable response to what Turkish President Erdogan says. 'Where will you go? Earlier on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made a similar statement. Read More

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China will not devalue yuan to boost export

Premier Li Keqiang has reiterated that China always takes an open attitude to various regional trade agreements, and the country will seize any possible opportunity to improve the world economy through multilateral trading system. Since Trump's November election win, China's President Xi Jinping has tried to position the country as a champion of free trade. "China has no intention to pursue trade surplus". Read More

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South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

Family members of victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol and religious people look on during a memorial ceremony at the sea off Jindo, South Korea, March 28, 2017. Relatives had expressed concern that remains of the missing victims could slip out through the holes and get lost. Divers wrapped up their search in November 2014, and since then a handful of relatives set up home at Paengmok , a port an hour away from the accident site. Read More

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Support for Scottish independence hits record high

Support for Scottish independence hits record high

This led Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, to announce earlier this week that she intends to trigger another referendum on Scottish independence from the UK. She said by then, details of Britain's post-Brexit deal with the European Union would be clear and Scottish voters would be able to make "an informed choice". Read More

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Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City

Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City

The death of innocent civilians during war is a awful tragedy that weighs heavily on everyone, the commander of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria told Pentagon reporters today. Townsend said Tuesday there is a "fair chance" the USA launched the strike. In mid-February, Iraqi forces - backed by a USA -led air coalition - began fresh operations aimed at purging ISIL from the rest of the city. Read More

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Photo taken with policeman before attack

Photo taken with policeman before attack

Meanwhile, other fans of the London club remembered Palmer on social media. Little did she know then that it would be one of the last photos of him alive, as Mr Keith Palmer died hours later, stabbed while trying to apprehend a terrorist who had charged into the Parliamentary compound. Read More

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Its world happiest day today and Ghana ranked 131st

While India fell behind four places from last year, neighbours Pakistan (ranked 42 places ahead of India at 80 this year) actually improved 12 places from its 2016 ranking of 92. The US fell to 14 spot, and the United Kingdom finished 19. The U.S. -the wealthiest country in the world and, by many metrics, the most powerful-was ranked lower than a year ago, even as its citizens get richer. Read More

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Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The state Tax Department estimates the pipeline also will generate more than $10 million in property taxes for the state each year. After months of protesting against the pipeline, including occupying lands and direct action to stop construction, the Army Corps of Engineers said ... Read More

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Malaysia expects more arrests in Kim Jong-nam murder probe, report says

The North's leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the "successful" test of the powerful new rocket engine, state media said Sunday, in a move apparently timed to coincide with a trip to Asia by new US Secretary State Rex Tillerson. North Korean officials have said that under a five-year plan, they intend to launch more Earth observation satellites and what would be the country's first geostationary communications satellite — which would be a major technological advance. Read More

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Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

He said the rebel operation had included two suicide bombings launched by Tahrir al Sham , a coalition of jihadist groups whose backbone is the former al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front. "We were looking carefully at the details of the constitutional process and the creation of a constitutional committee in parliament", Slutsky said, according to Russia's RIA Novosti news agency. Read More

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USA claims Syria strike that killed 46 civilians

USA claims Syria strike that killed 46 civilians

The powerful ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham group also said the airstrike was carried out by the US -led coalition, adding that "the targeting mosques and places of worship is a war crime". The Observatory said jets hit around a mosque in al-Jina village near Atarib in the western part of Aleppo province, a kilometres from Idlib province on Thursday. Read More

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Trump, Merkel face long list in first face-to-face meeting

Trump, Merkel face long list in first face-to-face meeting

Trump often claimed that his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, was running to be "America's Angela Merkel" and argued that Germany was in the midst of crisis. German government officials said the abrupt postponement of Mrs Merkel's trip to Washington could act in the same way for her and Mr Trump, providing an unexpected personal kickstart for discussions that will centre on complex and hard issues, including trade issues, Russia, Nato and the Middle East. Read More

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White House jumper arrested again after trying similar stunt at Treasury

White House jumper arrested again after trying similar stunt at Treasury

Police said Ms. Wahl has told them she was there to speak to U.S. President Donald Trump, the CNN reported . According to the Secret Service, officers responded to an alarm around 2:15 a.m. This is the third time within a week Wahl has tried hopping the fence. She was issued a "Stay Away" order. On Saturday morning, Wahl was released, once again, on her own recognizance after pleading not guilty. Read More

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Lawmakers back measures to protect Israel by punishing Iran

She also said the Trump administration was "disappointed" over U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' move to appoint Fayyad as the next U.N. special representative to Libya. In an interview with the news organization Middle East Eye , Falk noted that his report only represented the opinion of the individuals writing the report, not that of the United Nations. Read More

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Trump Handed Germany's Merkel $375 Billion Invoice For NATO Defense

Trump Handed Germany's Merkel $375 Billion Invoice For NATO Defense

That was up from 35.2% in 2012 and better than the 29.6% won by the Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz. Schulz is visiting the German state of Saarland as part of the campaign for regional elections there on March 26. Saarland is now run by a "grand coalition" of the conservatives and Social Democrats, similar to Merkel's governing alliance in Berlin. Schulz was keen to highlight regional factors in explaining Sunday's disappointing vote in Saarland, a region of almost 1 million people ... Read More

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Turkish ruling party moves to end European campaigning

Some local German authorities have chose to block appearances by Turkish ministers, but Mrs. Merkel's federal government - unlike its Dutch counterpart - so far has made no such decisions. "Those who compare us to Nazis are not welcome. That is not acceptable", he told Die Welt newspaper in an interview published on Tuesday. While some commentators believe Turkish criticism of Europe is created to rally nationalist support for a "yes" vote and could subside after the referendum, the ... Read More

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Trump "Associates" Communicated With Russian Operatives

Comey said Monday that Russian Federation "hates" Clinton and wanted her to lose the election; he added that officials believe both political parties were hacked in 2016, but only Democratic emails were released. But he dismissed almost identical statements from some of those same officials about Trump's wiretapping allegations, saying it was too early in the investigations to draw any conclusions. Read More

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