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Mike Pence begins Korea visit amid growing tension over North's missile test

North Korea's failed missile test highlighted what one Republican Senator said is the first true test of the Trump presidency. The national security adviser said the latest failed test "fits into a ...

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Pence calls US commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

To protect South Korea from North Korean missiles, the conservative government of former president Park Geun-hye agreed in July to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. China ...

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Porcello allows 4 homers as Red Sox fall to Rays

Eduardo Rodriguez got the start but did not factor in the decision, giving up a long 2-run homer to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning, and three runs overall in 5 2/3 innings of work. So, too, is ...

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Japan says North Korea may have missiles equipped with sarin gas

Japan says North Korea may have missiles equipped with sarin gas

That is kind of the deterrence we need to have", Abe said. North Korea appears to be taking an aggressive posture after the USA bombed Syria last week. -South Korea wargames now underway and recent ...

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Are US-Russia relations at 'all-time low?' Trump says so

Are US-Russia relations at 'all-time low?' Trump says so

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has also declared North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is "no longer obsolete" - and has said he is committed to the military alliance. Lavrov said he had a "frank" talk with Tillers...

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GOP hangs on to Kansas seat in special election

The Kansas election was the first of four special elections to fill seats in the House of Representatives - where Republicans now hold a 237-193 majority - to replace Republicans who took top jobs i...

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Ecuador socialist wins presidency, rival alleges fraud

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa , right, bites into a birthday a cake during the Change of Guard Ceremony in Quito , Ecuador, Monday, April 3, 2017. However, many on the opposing side, including ...

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Can Cavs 'turn it on' in playoffs?

The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks face the Washington Wizards. IN knocked Cleveland from the 1998 playoffs, in the first round. Playing his second career play...

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Pence arrives in South Korea to start Asia trip

Sinpo, where the Sunday launch took place, is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing. After a two-month policy...

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Gorsuch OK'd as new justice

Gorsuch OK'd as new justice

This isn't just a monumental win for the conservative movement, this is a monumental win for the American people. Democrats are seeking payback for the Republicans' inappropriate refusal to give Pre...

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Iran's President Rouhani to run for second term

Thirty women registered on the first day alone, but they are blocked from running on constitutional grounds.President Rouhani's time in office has often been marred by conflicts with hardliners who op...

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Let us strive to be more like Jesus - Senator Oluremi Tinubu

These people are missing out because Easter is so much more than a tradition; it is the power of God unto salvation and could be the beginning of that something new that so many are longing for. You k...

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

In a victory for the state Sunday, a federal judge in western Arkansas denied a stay request by Davis. Lawyers for the Arkansas attorney general's office worked feverishly on Saturday in an attempt ...

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Atletico Madrid penalty was 'guess' by referee- Leicester boss

Atletico Madrid penalty was 'guess' by referee- Leicester boss

He said: "I could see what was about to happen so I said, 'let's go and get something to eat.' Sure enough about 10 minutes later it was tear gas and 'whack, whack whack.' We didn't see rubber bullets...

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Turkey vote falls short of standards

Tezcan said it was not possible for authorities to determine how many ballot papers may have been irregularly cast. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said there would be no early elections followi...

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North Korea snubbed Chinese diplomats

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuc...

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Syria says will restore rule in evacuated towns

Senior national security officials briefed reporters Tuesday on declassified intelligence regarding the chemical attack, saying the symptoms of the victims was consistent with exposure to the nerve ag...

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Teen parents on the run with three-day-old baby

Teen parents on the run with three-day-old baby

There are concerns for the welfare of the three children after the young parents didn't formally discharge from Nepean Hospital when they walked out in the early hours of Thursday. The child's grandpa...

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ED files case against Zakir Naik's close aid Amir Gazdar

ED files case against Zakir Naik's close aid Amir Gazdar

The ED had registered a case of money laundering against Naik and others last December after taking cognisance of a complaint registered by the National Investigation Agency under the Unlawful Activit...

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Pak extends felicitations to Turkey on outcome of referendum

The "Yes" campaign to give Turkish President expanded powers won with 51.3 percent of the vote a tightly-contested referendum although the "No" camp had closed the gap, according to initial results. T...

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United Kingdom minister voices support for Gibraltar in Madrid talks

United Kingdom minister voices support for Gibraltar in Madrid talks

The row over Gibraltar illustrates how swiftly the United Kingdom's influence has declined since the June 23 Brexit vote - in this case in Spain's favour - and how issues perceived by European Un...

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April The Giraffe's Baby 'Very Independent,' Zoo Owner Says

April The Giraffe's Baby 'Very Independent,' Zoo Owner Says

The weight of the newborn is unknown, but a calf at birth is usually about 6 feet tall and weighs a whopping 100 to 150 pounds. A large viewing audience watched April's labour on the Adventure Par...

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Mike Pence tells Koreans: 'Our resolve has never been stronger'

Military officials in South Korea said the test of an unidentified missile carried out on Sunday had failed. In February 2012, the United States and North Korea announced an agreement in which the...

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US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence stared across the demilitarized border between North and South Korea on Monday, a day after North Korea's failed missile launch, reiterating that the US "era of strategi...

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US security adviser says North Korea behavior 'can't continue'

US security adviser says North Korea behavior 'can't continue'

The White House said the USA is working with its allies, including China, to develop a range of options, military, diplomatic and other to respond to the threats from North Korea. China's State Counci...

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Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, USA and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft carrier approaches ...

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Emma Morano, world's oldest person, has died at 117

Born on November 29, 1899, she was 117 years old . Emma Morano, like all of the world's oldest people, had her own beliefs and habits that she attributed to her unconventionally long life. In an in...

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United States weighs options after North Korea missile test

China is urging a return to negotiations over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons after Vice President Mike Pence warned that the US has lost its patience with the regime. The demilitarized zone ...

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Trump briefed on North Korea's 'failed' missile launch: US Defence Secretary

North Korea's Supreme Leader presided over a military parade marking the "Day of the Sun", the 105th birthday of Kim Il-Sung. On the North Korean side, soldiers often stand watch over each other, ...

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After Days Of Tension, North Korean Missile Test Fails

After Days Of Tension, North Korean Missile Test Fails

Pence, who has called the North's failed missile test a day earlier "a provocation", said the US and its allies will achieve its objectives through "peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means a...

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