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Presidential election: France to decide fate of 11 candidates on Sunday

Presidential election: France to decide fate of 11 candidates on Sunday

However, commentator Caroline Fourest, who lost colleagues in the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, believes that it is hard to predict voters' intentions, particularly because of the timin...

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50% of voters back Conservatives in new opinion poll

50% of voters back Conservatives in new opinion poll

If MPs approve the vote, Parliament is expected to be dissolved on May 3, as British law mandates the dissolution must happen 25 working days before a general election. "Let us put forward our plans f...

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Fresno shooting suspect due in court on murder charge

Fresno shooting suspect due in court on murder charge

Mark Gassett, 37, of Fresno, had just picked up groceries at a Catholi. Friday morning, he watched police officers investigate the crime scene and by evening he was in a ravine, where he told police h...

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Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

The IDF released a statement saying that the mortars seemed to be spillover fire and were not a deliberate attack targeting Israel. Israel's army said that two errant mortars hit an open field in th...

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North Korea Detains Third US Citizen

North Korea Detains Third US Citizen

Two other Americans are now being held in the country. US and South Korean officials have been saying for weeks that the North could soon stage another nuclear test, something the United States, Chi...

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After Paris attack, France mobilized for security ahead of elections

After Paris attack, France mobilized for security ahead of elections

Polls suggested far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in the lead. The poll is widely seen as a litmus test for the s...

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Afghan Ex-President Slams MOAB Bomb Strike by US

Afghan Ex-President Slams MOAB Bomb Strike by US

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State fighters to die was up from the 36 reported earlier. The massive bomb terrified villagers 20 mil...

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British student stabbed to death by Palestinian in Jerusalem

British student stabbed to death by Palestinian in Jerusalem

Paramedics treated Bladon at the scene and rushed her to hospital, but she later died. Police there have detained a 57-year-old man, calling him an "Arab terrorist". Reuven Rivlin, the president of ...

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Israel says Syrian regime still has several tonnes of chemical weapons

Israel says Syrian regime still has several tonnes of chemical weapons

Despite rising tensions with Russian Federation, the USA remains committed to preventing further chemical attacks by the Syrian government. The president pointed out that all the information about...

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Queen turns 91: Royal guns fire in her honour

Queen turns 91: Royal guns fire in her honour

A troop of the Royal Horse Artillery will ride horse-and-gun carriages past Buckingham Palace before staging a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park at noon (1100GMT). One of the most testing periods for the mon...

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Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia

Under the deal, agreed with former President Barack Obama late past year, the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papu...

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Nastase ejected from Romania Fed Cup tie after tirade

Konta then broke down in tears, apparently after she was verbally abused by a spectator and Nastase, as Romania's Simona Halep urged the crowd to calm down. World No. 7 Johanna Konta was reduced to ...

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Syria has dispersed its warplanes in recent days

Syria has dispersed its warplanes in recent days

Assad has strongly denied involvement and accused Syria's opposition of trying to frame his government. It's the first government reference to specific intelligence regarding President Bashar al-Ass...

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Pence reinforces United States ties with Australia

Pence reinforces United States ties with Australia

Still, Lowy Institute research fellow Aaron Connelly says any visit by a senior United States official is going to have to do some remedial work in terms of interfaith relations, given Trump's reputat...

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Dad worries about sons if science spending cut

Reporters challenged him, prompting Conway to respond that the administration gave "alternative facts". In an Earth Day statement Saturday, President Trump said that his administration is "commi...

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Freed American charity worker returns to US after Egypt detention

Freed American charity worker returns to US after Egypt detention

Details of their arrival back in the United States were first reported by The Washington Post . White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed Friday that Trump had discussed Hijazi's release with Sis...

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No Role in Libya Because 'US Has Enough Roles'

No Role in Libya Because 'US Has Enough Roles'

It said that "the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely incompatible with the worldview offered by the cand...

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Rescued teen back home in Tennessee, reunited with family

Rescued teen back home in Tennessee, reunited with family

It wasn't until Thursday that the two were seen again in Cecilville, Calif., where Cummins was arrested. "He would talk for her a lot and kept her separate, you know", he said. Cummins was Elizabe...

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US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Vice President Pence said the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the Unite...

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British MPs approve PM May's call for snap election

Under British electoral law, May needs the backing of two-thirds of lawmakers. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's spokesman said there would be no delay to negotiations, which the C...

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USA working with allies on North Korea: Pence

USA working with allies on North Korea: Pence

Instead, North Korea tested a missile Sunday, which was said to have failed, provoking more calls for the country to cease its hostile acts. Mattis did not identify the type of missile but said it w...

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Trump's Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Trump's Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

He said that he will work quickly with Parliament to re-introduce the death penalty, and if that fails, another referendum may be called. "Poland acknowledges the results of Turkey's referendum on 1...

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German-Russian man arrested over staging Dortmund attack 'to make money'

German-Russian man arrested over staging Dortmund attack 'to make money'

Soccer is the most popular sport by far in Germany and across Europe, and games in the later stages of the Champions League tournament, a competition featuring the continent's top clubs, regularly dra...

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Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Leaves 150 Dead

Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Leaves 150 Dead

The gunmen entered the compound manned by members of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army with a military vehicle and began shooting as soldiers prayed in a mosque, Waziri said. The NATO comman...

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Pakistan court to decide on accusations against PM's family

Pakistan court to decide on accusations against PM's family

The court gave the team two months' time to complete its inquiry. The Dawn News said elections in Pakistan next year have increased the significance of the verdict for Sharif and his PML-N par...

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Canadians support pot legislation, skeptical of effectiveness

Canadians support pot legislation, skeptical of effectiveness

There continues to be wide support for allowing doctors to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses: 88 percent of Americans think this should be allowed - si...

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Pence 'grateful' for Japanese companies creating jobs in US

Pence 'grateful' for Japanese companies creating jobs in US

Pence said the US would work with allies and others in the region to apply diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime in Pyongyang until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Las...

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Trump says only role for USA in Libya is defeating Islamic State

Trump says only role for USA in Libya is defeating Islamic State

Trump was a supporter of the British decision to exit the European Union and has stated his preference for one-on-one trade and defense agreements with US allies. He is providing no details. The Whi...

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Wilmington runners excel at 121st Boston Marathon

Wilmington runners excel at 121st Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon was no exception, but in 1967 young Kathrine Switzer was a keen runner and wanted to take part - despite her coach telling her a marathon was too far for a "fragile woman". "But we...

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Klopp praises Reds concentration against West Brom

Klopp praises Reds concentration against West Brom

Liverpool substitute Alberto Moreno wasted a golden opportunity in stoppage time when, with West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster forward for a corner, he led a Liverpool counter-attack but opted to s...

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