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Two U.S. servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

On 13 April, the U.S. dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs known as the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) in on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in Achin District, easte...

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Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

On Dec. 20 a particularly large explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City killed dozens of people. Similar explosions have happened across Latin America, where certain festivals are mark...

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Gold rises to Rs. 28570 on spot demand, firm global cues

Silver futures lost 0.016 dollar or 0.1 percent to close at USD 16.23 per troy ounce at the COMEX. The spot gold price was down 0.5 percent at $1,220.30 an ounce at 1246 GMT, falling below its 100-d...

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Police shoot woman in London

The investigation is ongoing but the threat is "contained", London's Metropolitan Police said Friday. Six people have been arrested as part of the probe, while the woman - who is also suspected of...

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Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

At a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Monday, Yates stood by her actions, insisting she believes the travel ban is meant to discriminate against Muslims. Clapper had earlier said, "We did not inc...

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Le Pen failed to distance herself from stain of the past

Le Pen failed to distance herself from stain of the past

After she lost the French presidential election on Sunday, many thought that her niece, who became the youngest person to serve in French Parliament back in 2012, would replace her as head of the Nati...

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Protests in Venezuela over new constitution

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's call for a new constitution to quell a deadly political crisis inflamed his opponents, who blocked roads and banged pots on Tuesday to demand elections. Maduro re...

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Some 40 People Injured in Protests in Caracas Prompted by Maduro's Initiative

The Venezuelan leader emphasised that this step would be an important measure to overcome the current political conflicts in the country. "It is time, it is the way (forward) and they have left me n...

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Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

ScoMo appeared on Nine's Weekend Today , where he was grilled about the upcoming federal budget by the veteran political reporter. He would not say whether he would retain last year's target of r...

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Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted by Boko Haram Three Years Ago Have Been Freed

An unnamed Nigerian military official with direct knowledge of the rescue operation told The Associated Press that the girls were found near Banki, a town close to the border with Cameroon. Their rele...

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Trump's frustration with budget compromise has him considering merits of a 'shutdown'

In addition to a shutdown, Trump called for scrapping the filibuster threshold the Democrats used earlier this year to slow the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. It is a product of w...

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Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

Following their meeting, Trump voiced a message of optimism for what he said would be "terrific" talks on relaunching the Middle East peace process. In Saudi Arabia, a White House official said Trum...

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Sanders rejoices as Trump inadvertently endorses universal healthcare

U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are aiming to put a rocky start behind when they meet for the first time and commemorate the 75th anniversary of an important...

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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

But he said he was disappointed that "local issues had been drowned out" because of the calling of a general election and smaller parties had paid a price, handing the Conservatives a "healthy majorit...

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Trump to Sign Order Easing Political Limits for Religious Groups

A spokesperson for the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa told KCCI, "President Trump's executive order is risky and ill-advised for the government's interest and for houses of worship". Before signing the...

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How the Outcome of the French Election Will Impact Europe

Unknown three years ago, Macron is poised to become one of Europe's most powerful leaders, bringing with him a hugely ambitious agenda of political and economic reform for France and the EU. Former ...

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BOZICH | Validation? Jubilation? Todd Pletcher (finally) doubles his Kentucky Derby pleasure

BOZICH | Validation? Jubilation? Todd Pletcher (finally) doubles his Kentucky Derby pleasure

While Always Dreaming was Pletcher's second victor out of the 48 horses he's run in the Kentucky Derby, the trainer has entered only eight horses in the Preakness, and none won. Already well connect...

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French put pro-EU Macron into presidency, dash Le Pen hopes

As the Western world turns increasingly to the far right, Macron is unabashedly centrist in his outlook, appealing to French citizens who are familiar with the chaotic aftermath of the election of Tru...

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Donald Trump tweets about Sally Yates ahead of Senate hearing

Donald Trump tweets about Sally Yates ahead of Senate hearing

Gen. Michael Flynn, had lied about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. YATES: I would, and I am familiar with that. Leon Fresco, who headed the U.S. CRUZ: Well, are you familiar w...

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Afghan envoy rejects claim that 50 soldiers were killed by Pak troops

During the meeting, the geological experts mutually decided that survey of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir will be conducted using Google and geological maps. Afghan officials said the Pakistani team ...

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Appeals Court Focuses on Trump's Travel Ban Comments

People protest outside the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va ., Monday, May 8, 2017 . The government is still going to argue that this is national security, and it's relying heavily on a Supreme ...

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Macron wins French vote for presidency

Macron wins French vote for presidency

However, Macron's "program will hurt a lot of people - especially those who usually vote Socialist", he warned. His party is changing its name to La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move) a...

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Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Maricopa County Attorney's Office spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says she couldn't immediately provide any information. The investigation into the serial killings had focused what authorities said were ...

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French president-elect tells Trump he will defend climate deal: Macron spokeswoman

Once Emmanuel Macron won the first round on April 23 it was clear that he would be the next French president. Denmark and now France is in contrast to the mindboggling return of regressive, racist and...

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Julian Assange tells Hillary Clinton: 'Blame yourself for election loss'

Clinton has blamed Comey's letter and subsequent news coverage of the event for her defeat in the 2016 presidential election. "And I've lived my entire career by the tradition that if you can possib...

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'Pressure Not Working?': CBS' Dickerson Asks Trump About North Korea's Missile Tests

'Pressure Not Working?': CBS' Dickerson Asks Trump About North Korea's Missile Tests

The second suspected launch of the KN-17 occurred on April 16 , 2017 from the same base in Sinpo and was also considered to be a failure, blowing up just seconds after launch. "This is something ...

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Election means new talks on Calais migrant deal, says May

Election means new talks on Calais migrant deal, says May

On the eve of the election Macron stated in a French television interview that he backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that unilaterally recognizing Palestine would c...

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Taliban fight: USA may send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan

Taliban fight: USA may send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan

But there's some worry about how well-positioned the USA actually is in the country. The Pentagon wants more troops added to the fight against the Taliban and the White House wants a lot of them t...

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Jammu woman alleges sexual assault by police officer

Jammu woman alleges sexual assault by police officer

The woman claimed that she was arrested after the couple, with whom she works as a domestic help, falsely implicated her of theft after she left the job. It was also alleged that the woman's husband w...

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EU Votes Unanimously to Accept Brexit Guidelines

EU Votes Unanimously to Accept Brexit Guidelines

That would give any European Union country with a dispute with Britain, like Spain over Gibraltar, major influence over the timetable of the talks. But they leave the criteria vague and so at Saturd...

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