• Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid
Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid

Asked about those races in a press conference last week , Moore said he would make a decision after discussions with his family. A judicial discipline panel suspended Moore after ruling that he urged probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

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  • Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir army camp attack
Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir army camp attack

During the attack, that is being dubbed as a Uri style attack, five Indian soldiers were left injured and were subsequently rushed to Srinagar. The Indian army officer claimed that two attackers were killed during a search operation in the area.

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  • France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV
France's 11 presidential hopefuls stake out positions on TV

Le Pen has led most of the polls, though surveys show four candidates clustered at the top. Emmanuel Macron , head of the political movement En Marche! "Today fundamentalist Islam is waging war and ... He first was elected to Parliament in 1981, when he was 27. France's CAC 40 equities index rose on Thursday and the premium the French stat...

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  • Netanyahu Threatens To Skip German Talks If FM Meets 'Breaking The Silence'
Netanyahu Threatens To Skip German Talks If FM Meets 'Breaking The Silence'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with "civil society" groups in Israel on Tuesday, a Berlin spokeswoman said. He had also told German public television station ZDF that a decision to cancel the meeting would be "extremely regrettable".

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  • Press Freedom in US, Canada Declining at 'Alarming' Rate
Press Freedom in US, Canada Declining at 'Alarming' Rate

At the other end of the spectrum, Eritrea's decision to allow foreign media crews into the country meant it was replaced in last position by North Korea for the first time since 2007. The report represents a country-by-country survey on the level of freedom available to journalists, rating 180 nations on indicators such as censorship, intimidation...

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  • US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits Afghanistan

The Taliban has taken credit for the attack. President Donald Trump has been urged to send more troops to Afghanistan to help support local forces in their battle against the Taliban. Mattis is expected to meet with Afghan officials and USA troops during his visit, the final stop on a week-long tour of six nations which Mattis said was meant to...

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  • United Nations chief: Yemen meeting draws US$1.1b in pledges
United Nations chief: Yemen meeting draws US$1.1b in pledges

A United Nations appeal for $2.1 billion for Yemen is only 15 percent covered, Guterres said at the conference opening. Earlier at the conference Mr Guterres said Yemen needed massive funds to avert starvation and that the country's warring parties must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered.

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  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

Trump is at a low ebb in terms of popularity for a new president and amid intense debate as to whether he has delivered on many of his campaign promises. On Tuesday, the official scorekeeper for Congress dealt the argument - and Trump's plan - another blow. "I didn't put Supreme Court judge on the 100 (day) plan, and I got a Supreme Court judge".

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  • Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election
Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election

He said: "Only Labour or the Tories can form a government, and I implore Scots to fight for the party of progress, and not the vicious Tory Party, who, alongside their previous coalition partners, the Lib Dems, unleashed an unprecedented attack on working people in this country".

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  • Street protests unacceptable, Turkish PM warns opposition
Street protests unacceptable, Turkish PM warns opposition

On Tuesday, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations, including vote rigging. He also denied claims that the changes would enact a one-man rule. In a statement on Monday morning, the YSK said the ballot papers and envelopes brou...

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  • Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture
Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

However, the Street.com reported that Trump administration Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin has said that US companies should obey the sanction orders until they are lifted. There are suspicions from Congress around the role of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who worked at Exxon Mobile for four decades. Exxon did not reply to a request...

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  • Queens Fire: 5 Victims, Possible Fatalities In Huge Jamaica Blaze, Police Say
Queens Fire: 5 Victims, Possible Fatalities In Huge Jamaica Blaze, Police Say

Mayor de Blasio was visibly moved as he spoke to reporters just yard away from smoldering scene after the fire was under control. "This is a awful, sad time for this block, for this community, and for this city", Nigro said. A catastrophic fire broke out Sunday in a two-story home in Queens, killing at least five people, including three children....

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  • Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

The concept of the White House working on speeding up the crashing of the Affordable Care Act could force both sides to the negotiations faster than expected. That lower-cost coverage could come with a higher deductible, though, which means those customers will need to pay more out of their own pockets for most care before the insurer starts paying...

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  • French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote
French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

He said more than 50,000 police, gendarmes and soldiers will be deployed in France and its overseas territories on Sunday and for the decisive second-round vote on May 7. This would be the biggest shock for financial markets, with two populist, anti-EU candidates, to the far-left and far-right of the French political spectrum.

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  • Tiger Woods is coming to Branson
Tiger Woods is coming to Branson

Woods' last round of competitive golf was on February 2 when he fired a 77 in the first round in Dubai. Much as with his other designs, Woods will also develop a nine-hole short course on property at the Big Cedar Lodge resort that will be geared toward novice golfers and children.

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  • US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour

America Rising PAC rolled out "The Elizabeth Warren Initiative" with the stated goals of making "Warren's life hard during her 2018 Senate re-election contest" and "to damage her 2020 prospects". The group plans to send operatives with video cameras to track Warren's public appearances, launch Freedom of Information Act requests to dig up recor...

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  • Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath dignity of that office': Former Obama advisor
Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath dignity of that office': Former Obama advisor

If an official reviewing the report wants to know the identity, the official can request that the agency that collected the information "unmask" the name. Congress also needs to determine why Rice made the requests, who else viewed the material, and why Rice found it was appropriate to disseminate the unmasked intelligence to other members of th...

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  • U.S. 'mother of all bombs' kills dozens of ISIS militants
U.S. 'mother of all bombs' kills dozens of ISIS militants

USA forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the us military, Pentagon officials said. US General John Nicholson, Nato commander in Afghanistan, said: "This is the right weapon for the right target". It came ...

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  • Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'
Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'

In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said, "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". Measuring 150 miles long, it became the de facto border that separates North and South Korea following the end of the Korean War in 1953. After a two-month policy review, officials s...

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  • Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Despite those measures, "most analysts agree that U.S. and multilateral sanctions have not prevented North Korea from advancing its fledgling nuclear weapons capability", said a report previous year from the U.S. Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the think tank RAND Corporation, said he thinks the missiles were not the kind that could reac...

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  • Portugal plane crash: Five dead in Tires near Lisbon
Portugal plane crash: Five dead in Tires near Lisbon

All four crew members were killed in the crash, as well as one man on the ground. Portuguese media say the victims were the pilot, three passengers and a lorry driver, whose vehicle was hit.Three of the dead were French citizens and one Swiss, reports say .

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  • Liberals blast NDP's promise of yearly $400 renter's rebate in BC
Liberals blast NDP's promise of yearly $400 renter's rebate in BC

It promises to pay for the new spending by raising large corporate income tax by one per cent, imposing an "empty housing speculation tax" and reinstating a two-per cent income tax increase on high-income earners removed by the BC Liberal government in 2015.

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  • Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses
Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

The group says it is starting a probe into the cause of the attack, and said it is ready to cooperate with an global investigation to determine who carried it out. At least 39 people are dead after a auto bomb exploded near a convoy carrying evacuees from besieged areas of Syria, human rights groups and Syrian media report.

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  • UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

The missile test ended in failure when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the sea, a senior U.S. defense official said. "The missile reached an altitude of 189 kilometers, well into outer space". In February the North simultaneously fired four ballistic missiles off its east coast, three of which fell close to Japan. U.S. Secretary...

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  • British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem
British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

The British Foreign Office in London said in a statement: "We can confirm the tragic death of a British national in Jerusalem ". The University of Birmingham student was studying in Israel as part of an exchange program. An off-duty police officer pulled the emergency brake and tried to intervene after the man took a knife from a bag and stabbed...

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  • Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames
Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames

The pre-race omens didn't bode well for Cambridge, with cox Hugo Ramambason asking the umpires to delay the start until conditions on an increasingly choppy Thames began to settle. The latest victory was the 12th Bowden has overseen in 14 years, but was only secured after his crew had struggled to gel throughout the race's build-up.

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  • Putin meets Tillerson as tensions rise over Syria
Putin meets Tillerson as tensions rise over Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after complaining of worsening ties with Donald Trump's administration as the two sides spar over Syria. FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla., April 6, ...

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  • Russian Federation on 'wrong side' of Syria argument, Theresa May says
Russian Federation on 'wrong side' of Syria argument, Theresa May says

Assad said his army "gave up" all chemical weapons and that the alleged attack was "100 percent fabrication" in an interview with Agence France-Presse on Wednesday. The embattled leader, whose country has been ravaged by six years of war, said his firepower had not been affected by the attack ordered by US President Donald Trump, but acknowledged...

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  • Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad
Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad

As his administration used US intelligence to pressure Moscow over its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin parroted back Trump's doubts about the reliability of USA spy agencies. According to a statement issued by Russia's Foreign Ministry, Lavrov said U.S. statements that the Syrian government used chemic...

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  • Chief Keef arrested in Miami, and his mugshot is the best ever
Chief Keef arrested in Miami, and his mugshot is the best ever

Police said the driver of the Altima, Jamil Perkins, 25, was seen shoving a bag of suspected marijuana and a baby bottle with a syrupy liquid under his seat by the door, adding that passenger Devante Reeves, 22, tried to dispose of marijuana out of a small bag as he opened the auto door.

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  • South African president accuses protesters of racism
South African president accuses protesters of racism

It is clear that some of our white compatriots regard black people as being lesser human beings or sub-human, ' he said. But Zuma will be at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown attending his 75th birthday rally, organised by the ANC. For now, however, it looks as if Zuma may succeed in entrenching his sleaze-tinged power structure in what was once t...

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  • ISIS now controls less than 7 percent of country: Iraq army
ISIS now controls less than 7 percent of country: Iraq army

Special anti-terror forces of Iraq have completely liberated the Matahin district in the western part of Mosul from Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) militants, Lt. "The biggest challenge they face is the civilians". However, Rasool asserted that the United States and other Western countries have provided airstrikes, intelligenc...

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  • First major reshuffle of Yogi government, 20 IAS officers transferred
First major reshuffle of Yogi government, 20 IAS officers transferred

Replying to former CM Akhilesh Yadav's statement that there is nothing new in providing power during Navratri and Ramnavami, and that the decision to provide 18 hours electricity to villages, 20 hours to tehsils and Bundelkhand region, and 24 hours for district headquarters was already taken by his government, Sharma said that earlier the roster sy...

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  • Divorced through triple talaq, Muslim woman kills self in Uttar Pradesh
Divorced through triple talaq, Muslim woman kills self in Uttar Pradesh

This, in turn, the government contended, "impacts her status, her choices, her conduct and her right to a life with dignity". Sources said the Chief Minister told them that his government will present to the court the views of Muslim women on the triple talaq .

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  • AG Sessions Pledges 'New Era' of Stiffer Penalties for Some Illegal Immigrants
AG Sessions Pledges 'New Era' of Stiffer Penalties for Some Illegal Immigrants

The Wall Street Journal's transcript of the speech included a slightly different version of the above line, saying: "it is here on this very sliver of land where we take our stand against this filth ." . Marijuana arrests also have dropped in the area by about 28 percent, from 1 million pounds in 2012 to 728,000 a year ago. In 2007, however, ...

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