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Flooding, landslides & power outages: Cyclone Cook wreaks havoc in NZ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Flooding, landslides & power outages: Cyclone Cook wreaks havoc in NZ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The storm also caused power disruptions to hundreds of homes in Whakatane and Tauranga . Weather authorities had said the country was potentially facing the worst storm since 1968, but residents of...

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US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable act of aggression', says North Korea

US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian air base on Thursday in retaliation for a "barbaric" chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. In a week that saw ...

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is no longer "obsolete"

After all, it formed nearly 70 years ago in response to the growing strength of the Soviet Union. "He's starting to have a more nuanced and deeper understanding of a lot of issues", said Wormuth, no...

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Mumbai NGO appeals to Pakistani activists to save Jadhav

Pakistan has claimed that death sentence was based on "credible" and "specific" evidence. "I have again requested the Pakistan foreign secretary to give access to Jadhav so that we can appeal", Bambaw...

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Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin, where "things went pretty well". More than 80 people were killed in what the USA has described as a nerve gas attack th...

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Asian markets fall as investors fret over tensions in Koreas

Responding to a question about Japan's readiness at a time of increased tension, Abe told lawmakers that North Korea may already have the capability to shoot missiles with sarin as warheads. Experts...

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Trump White House drops policy of identifying visitors

Trump White House drops policy of identifying visitors

White House communications director Michael Dubke attributes this decision to "the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually". One recent vis...

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IS casualties of 'mother of all bombs' jumps to 90: Afghan officials

IS casualties of 'mother of all bombs' jumps to 90: Afghan officials

The psychological impact of its use can said to be similar to that of the use of a weapon of mass destruction. A local resident living around two kilometers (1.5 miles) from the blast told CNN he ...

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Canada high: Marijuana set to be legalised for recreational use

Bills introduced Thursday in Parliament signaled the government's biggest step yet towards fulfilling Mr. Trudeau's pledge of abolishing Canada's federal prohibition on pot less than two years after...

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British Tourist Murdered in Jerusalem Terror Attack

She died of her wounds shortly after arriving to the hospital, a Hadassah spokesperson said. The Hebrew University expressed its condolences in a statement: "The university condemns such acts of t...

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North Korea Rolls Out Missiles at Annual Parade

North Korea Rolls Out Missiles at Annual Parade

In this image made from video broadcast by North Korean broadcaster KRT, soldiers take part in a parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang , Saturday, April 15, 2017. North Korea conducted two such t...

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McMaster's Influence on Trump Security Policy Seen in Syria Airstrikes

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday declined to comment to USA Today on personnel matters, but dismissed the White House plans on a major staff shake-up. While Bannon's office...

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North Korea Displays New ICBM, Other Missiles

North Korea Displays New ICBM, Other Missiles

NBC News reported on Thursday that the U.S.is prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it believes the country is about to conduct a nuclear weapons tes...

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Death toll rises in Colombia mudslide

Death toll rises in Colombia mudslide

Heavy rains, high levels of deforestation, informal housing and dense human populations are some factors that can leave communities vulnerable to landslides , scientists say. The Pacific rim of South...

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US Coalition Airstrike Killed Allied Forces In Syria, Military Says

It is not clear which air force was behind the April 11 strike, which hit allied fighters in a "forward position". According to U.S. Central Command, the strike occurred on Tuesday. A senior USA offic...

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North Korea warns of 'full scale war' if USA attacks

North Korea warns of 'full scale war' if USA attacks

He urged all sides to take a flexible approach to resuming dialogue. "Once a war really happens, the result will be nothing but multiple-loss. No one can become a victor". A USA military official,...

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Everything you need to know about the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt

Everything you need to know about the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt

Hundreds gathered outside the Tanta church shortly after the blast, some weeping and wearing black while inside, blown-apart pews sat atop tiles soaked with blood. The head of Egypt's Coptic Church,...

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North Carolina Beats Gonzaga In

North Carolina Beats Gonzaga In "Redemption" Title Game

And his toughness, I think, everybody on our club picked up on that. Karnowski is a fifth-year senior who has come back strong after taking a medical redshirt last season because of back surgery and...

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Thousands stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls

If the evacuations are completed, they would be the first in number of rounds stretching over two months to evacuate some 30,000 Syrians from besieged areas, in a deal struck by rebels and the governm...

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Free Picks for the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament

Free Picks for the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament

It's a process that has earned him a major championship and at one point elevated him to No. 1 in the world. "It's a week I always try to slow down and enjoy it", he said, "because it's so cool to b...

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N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

Tensions between North Korea and the United States have increased over the past weeks. North Korea's army vowed a "merciless" response to any USA provocation, the official news agency reported F...

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Here's what legalizing weed in Canada would mean

On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills created to end more than 90 years of prohibition. The minimum age for recreational use of marijuana has been set at 18, but provinces can decid...

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North Korea warns USA on 'provocative' action

North Korea warns USA on 'provocative' action

Third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un watched in delight from a podium. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) on April 14, 2017 shows North ...

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Senate confirms Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

Senate confirms Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

Senate Republican leaders countered with the so-called " nuclear option ", a maneuver that changed the chamber's rules so that moving Gorsuch - and all subsequent Supreme Court nominees - ahead for a ...

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Koeman admits Lukaku won't sign new Everton contract

The Belgium global still has a contract that extends to 2019, but Koeman doesn't think he'll be extending beyond that. "It will be hard but if we finish fifth or six it will be ideal because then yo...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained secret warrant to surveil Trump adviser linked to Russian Federation

Page has not been accused of any crimes and it is unclear whether the Justice Department may seek charges against him or others in connection to the Russian Federation hacking investigation. These c...

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Leicester ready for second leg fight - Schmeichel

Leicester ready for second leg fight - Schmeichel

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for City boss Craig Shakespeare. Sam Allardyce will hope his side can continue their impressive form against a Leices...

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New Zealand Cyclone Cook moves off South island

New Zealand Cyclone Cook moves off South island

Thursday, April 13, 2017. (JAlan Gibson/New Zealand Herald via AP). Cyclone Cook on Monday dumped heavy rain on New Caledonia, where four people were hurt when a tree fell on their vehicle and pow...

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Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty to State Murder Charges in Church Massacre

Roof was sentenced to death January 10, 2017, the first time a death penalty verdict was rendered in a federal hate crimes case, the Justice Department said . It means no state trial or sentencing p...

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Trump Meets With Egypt's President As Kushner Takes On Iraq

Kushner's clout has reached the point where, during a March meeting at the Situation Room, Joints Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. Kushner is not the first Trump administration o...

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