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France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

South Korea's Kospi and Australia's ASX 200 made more modest gains of between 0.4%- 0.5% in early trade. A total of 11 candidates participated in this year's race towards French presidency, and the ...

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Canada puts housing speculators on notice as Toronto prices soar

Home buyers and renters may benefit from these policies 5-10 years from, assuming the measures taken to improve supply actually result in an increase in the supply of housing. The tax is one of more t...

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Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

In response, CHP Deputy Chairman Bulent Tezcan said his party was looking at taking its appeal to Turkey's Constitutional Court or to the European Court of Human Rights. The referendum essentially tra...

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Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Roof was convicted in federal court for carrying out a mass church shooting in SC in 2015. This allowed federal authorities to take him into custody. On April 10 , Roof pleaded guilty to nine cou...

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North Korea threatens to hit Australia with nuclear strike

Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North Korean government's Central Committee, said in an editorial the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking the "nuclear-powered ...

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Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners have mounted repeated hunger strikes, but rarely on such a large scale. Because Barghouti highlights two of Israel's most pernicious lies: that there is no one to talk to on the ...

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Trump says NATO no longer 'obsolete'

Trump says NATO no longer 'obsolete'

Regarding the United States airstrike on al-Shayrat air base in Syria, Trump said "we did the right thing, and it was very, very successfully done". "If he says great things about me, I'm going to s...

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Turkish election board rejects appeals to annul referendum

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) had Tuesday requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations. Turkey's leading satirical...

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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Some think he may drop out at the last minute in favour of Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, who came second to Rouhani in 2013. In a Thursday report, Iranian state television said the coun...

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MCD Elections 2017: 54% voter turnout recorded, AAP alleges faulty EVMs

Residents reported "low" voting in many areas but in many others there were long queues of both men and women. Expressing similar views, another BJP leader Om Prakash Sharma said that such untoward ...

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IL college student killed after being struck during hammer-throw event

IL college student killed after being struck during hammer-throw event

Roser was accidentally struck with the hammer during a hammer throw event on Saturday afternoon, IL time. Ethan Roser, who was killed in a track and field accident. School officials say Roser was a ...

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Fugitive Mexican ex-governor held in Guatemala

Duarte, who became governor in 2010, resigned previous year before the end of his term and then went on the run. In January, authorities got two companies to return $19.3m obtained illegally from th...

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Australia and New Zealand hit back at North Korea's threat

Australia and New Zealand hit back at North Korea's threat

According to Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said Saturday that, if Pyongyang conducts a six nuclear test the USA could put the regim...

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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

North Korean media on Saturday quoted official sources as reiterating Pyongyang's military readiness to respond to any aggression. Labor's defence spokesman, Richard Marles, said on Sky News on Sund...

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Trump welcomes humanitarian workers home with bonkers video

Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House in Washington , Friday, April 21, 2017 . "I think Trump and his team deserve cred...

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President Trump, First Lady Kick Off White House's Easter Egg Roll

The first lady did a lot of research on previous White House Egg Rolls as she planned the event, her staff says. As the first family stood on the balcony overlooking the lawn for the American nation...

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General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

The European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator says the result of Theresa May's snap election will be irrelevant to Brexit negotiations. "But I wanted to be here, back in the constituency that h...

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Macron, Le Pen Expected To Advance To French Presidential Runoff

The euro jumped 2 percent to more than $1.09 after the initial results were announced because Macron has vowed to reinforce France's commitments to the European Union and euro - and opinion polls give...

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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Australia

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Australia

With typical rhetorical flourish, the ministry said North Korea "will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own style and surely win a victory in the deat...

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Germany's far-right AfD elects new faces for national polls

About 4,000 police officers have been deployed to avert clashes on the city's streets between anti-AfD protesters and party supporters. Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany has electe...

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Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

Early returns in a tight race place Macron ahead of Le Pen , with projections estimating that Macron will receive 24 percent of the vote, with Le Pen trailing at 22 percent. "It puts on me a hu...

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Le Pen says will defend France against globalisation

Le Pen says will defend France against globalisation

Insisting that "abstention is not in my genes", Fillon argued that France would face economic disaster if it backed Le Pen , and warned the French to think about their children's future as an "extr...

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Exit Polls Predict Sweep for BJP in Delhi, AAP Staring at Rout

Axis-My India polls predicted similar results that the BJP will win between 202 and 220 seats, AAP 23-35 and Congress 19-31. ABP-C Voter claimed that BJP will get 218 out of 272 seats, while AAP would...

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Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

What a possible Gorsuch vote means for the upcoming Arkansas executions depends largely on the individual legal issues raised by the inmates and whether lower courts intervene. His last meal was Holy ...

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Russian Federation blocks Security Council response to North Korea's failed missile test

North Korea did not refer to the mix-up but said the United States and its allies "should not mess with us". Mr Trump said he was hopeful that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wanted peace because th...

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Trump tweets curious video celebrating release of Egyptian-American from Cairo

Hijazi, 30, has dual citizenship in the US and Egypt. According to The Washington Post report , the White House did not offer anything to Egypt in exchange for Hijazi's release. Hijazi, an Egyp...

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North Korea parades new long-range missiles amid increasing tensions

On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discouraged the US and North Korea from engaging in "tit for tat" behavior between the two countries after media reports claimed that the Trump administrati...

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Prime Minister Theresa May gets General Election campaigning underway in Dudley

Prime Minister Theresa May gets General Election campaigning underway in Dudley

Some commentators see a dominant Conservative Party crushing left-leaning Labour - an all but "coronation" of May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the European Un...

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Alert McDonald's worker saw Cleveland suspect

Alert McDonald's worker saw Cleveland suspect

Pennsylvania State Police said officers on Wednesday morning (AEST) that Stephens' white Ford Fusion was spotted in a McDonalds parking lot near Erie, Pennsylvania and called authorities. "Can you dou...

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Donald Trump heads into tough week

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the US border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says. "Yeah, a...

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