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Harry Potter play cleans up at Olivier awards

Rowling did not attend the awards ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall, but sent out a congratulatory tweet to the show's cast and crew. The prestigious Olivier Awards were handed out on April 9...

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U.S. Congress divided over Syria strike

U.S. Congress divided over Syria strike

The government refers to all those fighting against it as terrorists. It's a perception that gained added currency as various USA investigations gained steam into possible collusion on election meddli...

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President Trump Defunds State Abortions

President Trump Defunds State Abortions

Republicans and abortion opponents said the new law will let states divert money now going to groups that perform abortions to organizations that do not. The bill, passed in late March by the Senate w...

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Pence: Steve Bannon's Removal From NSC Position Isn't A Demotion

Trump's overhaul of the NSC, confirmed by a White House official, also elevated General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence who h...

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Gunfire breaks out at Manus Island detention centre

Gunfire breaks out at Manus Island detention centre

Unconfirmed reports suggest a fight broke out between asylum seekers and military officers on the soccer field, and when the refugees returned to the compound, their opponents followed to continue the...

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Ceremony held in commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Ceremony held in commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Canadian soldiers march at a sunset ceremony and mounting of the vigil at the WWI Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France on Saturday, April 8, 2017. "As soldiers we dedicate ou...

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As suspect in Stockholm attack confesses, mourning and resolve from Swedes

Friday's attack resembled previous rampages using vehicles in Nice, Berlin and London, all of them claimed by the Islamic State (IS). Accompanied by a lawyer and a Russian-language interpreter, Akil...

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United Airlines Will Compensate All Passengers Who Were On Controversial Flight

United Airlines Will Compensate All Passengers Who Were On Controversial Flight

This can never, this will never happen again . That's the Chicago-to-Louisville flight in which a 69-year-old man was dragged off the plane by airport police officers because he didn't want to give u...

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Chemical attack fabricated, says Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks in an earlier interview with AFP , in February 2016 in Damascus . Experts tell NPR this explanation does not make sense , based on the nature of the chemical...

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North threatens USA with a first strike

South Korea's Yonhap News reported North Korea's "target-striking contest", which reportedly pleased the dictator, while Fox News broke the story about the US's massive elephant walk of F-15s, hel...

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South Africa's ANC backs Zuma in reshuffle dispute

The party later said the notes were sent in error and did not reflect the party's position. But on Wednesday, the ANC said it accepted Zuma's reason for firing Gordhan, which Mantashe said was "th...

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'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid Syria crisis

'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid Syria crisis

Asked about Russia's prior knowledge about the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons, Trump said it's "possible", but "unlikely" that Russian Federation had known in advance of Syria's...

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Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in OT in NHL playoffs

Additionally, Edmonton needs to improve with maintaining puck possession. The Sharks will have to face a riled-up Edmonton crowd hungry for their first playoff win in eleven years, but as Game 1 h...

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People offer prayers on Good Friday eve

For Christians today, Easter is the most joyful day of the year. In this nation, which was recently declared an official Christian state, most of us will pause to remember and reflect on the day o...

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Stockholm attack suspect 'admits terrorist crime,' lawyer says

After the hearing, his lawyer Johan Eriksson said that Mr Akilov was pleading guilty, adding that he was not allowed to say more about the case. "His position is that he admits to a terrorist cri...

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MOAB: Pakistan's role in setting up Islamic State module in Afghanistan exposed

The Islamic State group's Aamaq news agency denied that any of its fighters were killed or wounded, citing a source within the group. A Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon is prepared for testi...

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Left-Wing Candidate Heading for Victory in Ecuador Election

A group of local Ecuadorean private sector lobby groups issued a statement Monday evening calling on the election authorities to perform a recount, echoing the demands voiced by right-wing candidate ...

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FBI Had July 2016 Warrant To Spy On Trump Adviser

In July, he traveled to Moscow in a trip authorized by the campaign . The former Merrill Lynch banker, who has an office in a building next to Trump Tower, has refused to discuss the matter publicly....

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No reservation in taking anti-BJP parties' help on EVM issue: Maywati

No reservation in taking anti-BJP parties' help on EVM issue: Maywati

Taking on Mayawati for doing nothing to end the plight of the poor and needy during the BSP's rule in Uttar Pradesh, Joshi further said the BJP on the other hand works for development of all. "One of ...

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Trump on Putin: We're Going to 'See What Happens'

Trump called the attack the crossing of a "red line", but members of the Security Council who opposed the missile strike said the United States may have jumped the gun in acting unilaterally and...

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North Korean holiday likely to feature military parade

North Korean holiday likely to feature military parade

Trump earlier ordered the USS Carl Vinson aircraft-carrier group to head to the Korean Peninsula in an attempt to deter North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile ambitions, which it is developing...

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Afghan officials: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by US bomb

The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were injured, said a Defense Ministry spokesman . "We were all scared, and my children and my wife ...

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Defeating IS is 'first priority' in Syria: Tillerson

Still, Haley said the USA didn't see a peaceful future Syria with Assad in power. The top priority for the United States in Syria is to defeat Daesh, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a ...

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Another Former Trump Official Might Register As A Foreign Agent

Another Former Trump Official Might Register As A Foreign Agent

Paul Manafort created a shell corporation on the same day he left the Trump campaign and promptly borrowed $13 million from Trump-connected businesses. Manafort has vigorously denied any wrongdoing, ...

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Canada moves to legalise recreational pot

Trudeau himself admitted in 2013 to having smoked pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends since being elected to parliament. "We believe the contents of the bill ...

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U.S. ready 'to do more in Syria' after strike

JUDY WOODRUFF: The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the USA attack caused only minimal damage to the Syrian air base, and that most of the cruise missiles fell short. In Florida with the presi...

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Weather forecast: drop in temperatures, light rain possible

Nothing heavy, and probably not raining everywhere. Today , showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. But between Sunday late afternoon and early Mo...

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Conflict could break out at any moment over North Korea, warns China

China, Pyongyang's sole major ally, said on Friday that situation must be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage". South Korea's top diplomat said today that the US would co...

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Egypt's Parliament Approves Three-Month State of Emergency

Egypt's Parliament Approves Three-Month State of Emergency

The Palm Sunday attacks, the single deadliest day for Egypt's Christians in decades, rattled the community and prompted messages of support from overseas, including from Pope Francis, who is set to ...

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Hillary Clinton on election meddling: Russians 'will be back'

Hillary Clinton on election meddling: Russians 'will be back'

In her first interview since losing the 2016 US election, Clinton said the prospect of electing the first woman president was exciting for some Americans, but threatening to others. Clinton's support ...

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