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Updates and news as Kim Jong-un threatens war with Trump

In terms of detentions, North Korea is second only to Iran, where five Americans are now missing or detained. Two other Americans detained in North Korea are Otto Warmbier, serving a 15-year prison ...

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Haniyah elected leader of Hamas

Haniyah elected leader of Hamas

Islamic Jihad's deputy leader, Ziad al-Nakhala said his movement rejects what he described as Hamas's new policy of easing its stand on the Zionist entity. According to analysts, this move will ge...

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Kejriwal to speak on allegations in special Assembly session

Conducting a mock poll on an EVM machine, Bhardwaj demonstrated how despite giving two votes each to various parties, the finally count showed that the votes of some parties had been transferred to on...

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Labour Party Suffers Crushing Defeat After Local Elections, Jeremy Corbyn Unperturbed

The Conservatives have made a net gain of 520 councillors in the local elections, winning control of 11 new councils in England and Wales - as well as relegating Labour to the third most popular party...

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Kerala: Four teachers suspended over NEET dress code

On condition of anonymity, a female student revealed that the officials asked her to remove her bra when the metal detector made a beep sound because of the steel buckle. A parent told mediapersons th...

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The Note: The warnings from Yates

This had left Flynn vulnerable to Russian blackmail, the Justice Department officials said - and Yates, an Obama administration holdover, said she was sharing the information so the White House could...

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Wildfire in south Georgia burns over 100000 acres, forces evacuations

Wildfire in south Georgia burns over 100000 acres, forces evacuations

Fire information officer Joe Zwierzchowski said the fire was at least two miles west of St. George, advancing steadily south toward Georgia 94, which already was closed west to the state line. Emergen...

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ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in raid

ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Islamic State group. Mattis traveled to Afghanistan late last month to give the Afghan government his recommendations for U.S. Besides Nangarhar, the grou...

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Will hit inside Pakistan if terror attacks continue: Iran

Will hit inside Pakistan if terror attacks continue: Iran

Iran had accused Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, of killing the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan. Stressing that Iran can not bear such situation anymore, he said that the Pak...

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Three convicted for rape and murder of Pune techie, sentencing on Tuesday

Three convicted for rape and murder of Pune techie, sentencing on Tuesday

The software engineer from an IT firm in Kharadi was kidnapped on the evening of October 7, 2009 from Kharadi bypass, when she was waiting for transport to go home. The prosecution and the defence exa...

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Celtic thrashing reveals extent of Pedro Caixinha's task at Rangers

Kenny Miller scored to provide scant consolation for Rangers, who are nine points shy of second-placed Aberdeen having played a game more and a gargantuan 36 behind their all-conquering neighbours. Wh...

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North Korea's military weakness exposed

North Korea's military weakness exposed

North Korea test-fired a missile over the weekend in apparent defiance of a concerted United States push for tougher worldwide sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions. He says North Ko...

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Trump calls Russian Federation probe 'a total hoax' 7:52 pm Monday

The main event was the testimony of Sally Yates , the former Acting Attorney General who, shortly before she was sacked by President Trump, had reportedly warned the White House about disgraced for...

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S Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

S Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

He was followed by Hong Joon-pyo, a conservative who had pledged a tough stance against North Korea, with 25 percent, and Ahn Cheol-soo, a centrist, with 21 percent. Seoul Broadcasting System feature...

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Pope warns of broad destruction if tensions with North Korea escalate

He made his position known on Saturday as he answered a question by TASS on the way to Rome from Cairo after a two-day visit to Egypt. The devout Sisi seems unlikely to convert, but he might be convin...

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France's Macron looks to past post-win, gears up for future

France's Macron looks to past post-win, gears up for future

Macron's election should be welcome here in Britain, and across Europe. Trump had tweeted that Le Pen could benefit from the security fears in France over intermittent terrorist attacks.He had said ...

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New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

For his first appearance as Hamas leader, Haniyeh chose a symbol of elusive Palestinian unity - a solidarity tent where several political factions are represented, including Hamas and Mr Abbas' Fa...

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UK's Labour leader says he won't try to reverse Brexit

Corbyn, who officially launched his party's election campaign on Tuesday, told BuzzFeed News he would carry on whatever the outcome. In an interview with the BBC, Corbyn criticised British Prime Min...

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Truth will triumph: Kejriwal on graft charges by Mishra

He also alleged Mr Jain, Delhi's health and PWD minister, had told him he had settled land deals worth Rs 50 crores for a relative of Kejriwal . Mishra had not been suspended yet by the AAP's polit...

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Mattis cites good talks with Turkey on fighting IS in Syria

Mattis cites good talks with Turkey on fighting IS in Syria

A Pentagon source told the BBC the equipment would include ammunition, small arms, machine guns, heavy machine guns, construction equipment such as bulldozers and armoured vehicles. "We've been conduc...

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Hundreds of Sudanese protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Hundreds of Sudanese protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Palestinians want to take a slice out of Pizza Hut's profits in Israel, launching a boycott campaign against the American chain after it allegedly mocked the leader of a mass hunger strike in Israeli ...

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Trump confused why American Civil War was fought

President Donald Trump mused in an interview that the Civil War could have been avoided if President Andrew Jackson had been around to stop it. He went on to characterize Jackson's campaign as "very v...

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Fire forces evacuations near Ga.'s Okefenokee Swamp in US

It has already scorched more than 118,000 acres and was 12% contained Saturday evening, according to the InciWeb fire information site. The wildlife refuge said in a statement that "extremely ri...

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PH looks forward to working with France's Macron: Palace

PH looks forward to working with France's Macron: Palace

You will win next time - and so will I!" "I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run", Obama said in a video endorsing Macron. At a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris ...

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Pastor Jeffress: Trump Is Ending Gov't 'Assault' on Religious Liberty

At least one expert said Trump's order appears legally sound. Ryan Anderson, a senior fellow at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, said that the language of the executive order was t...

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Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

Separately, a Syrian monitoring group and an official with a USA -backed force said on Thursday that Kurdish-led fighters have captured all parts of a Tabqa, a northern town in Syria that was held by ...

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Mets hoping to start Matt Harvey on Friday after ban ends

Harvey was suspended by the team this time, effective Saturday . In his first season after having a rib removed during surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, the 28-year-old Harvey is 2-2 wit...

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May the fourth be with you on Star Wars Day

The South Taiwan Jedi Order also put on three lightsaber performances for the general public, which were met with an enthusiastic response. What definitely wasn't a prank was the release of the fi...

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Moon Jae-In Wins South Korea's Presidential Election

In line with the terms of the deal, the Japanese government disbursed 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) a year ago to a South Korean fund to help former comfort women and their families. Concerns about the...

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Moroccan King congratulates Macron on winning French election

Moroccan King congratulates Macron on winning French election

The Swiss franc, another currency with firmly negative interest rates as well as a central bank actively seeking to weaken it with market intervention, fell to its lowest against the euro since mid-Oc...

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