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Thousands fill St Peter's Square to hear Pope Francis celebrate Easter Mass

On April 15 a bomb attack struck buses that were transporting evacuees to safety from risky Syrian towns, reports BBC News . Pope Francis's Easter sermon was marked by an increase in security Sun...

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Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

Five Democrats will appear on the ballot, but Ossoff is the GOP's greatest threat. "It's really easy for Ossoff to run against the shadow of Trump, the specter of Trump, this bogeyman - because ther...

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Canadian lawmakers call for legalizing recreational marijuana

Canada's Liberal Party introduced legislation Thursday to allow adults to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana in public, USA Today reported. "It's gonna become more available for everyone, and t...

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N Korea 'attempts to launch missile but fails': USPACOM

Army, and on the way here, we actually saw some of the terrain my father fought alongside Korean forces to help earn your freedom", Pence said. Pence spent nearly no time speaking directly about the...

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USA insurer FGL terminates Anbang deal

A year ago, a group led by Anbang withdrew a $14 billion takeover for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, citing "various market considerations". Last month, Kushner Companies, the real estate fi...

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Justice Department cites Baltimore police reform 'concerns'

Justice Department cites Baltimore police reform 'concerns'

The Justice Department initially wanted the judge to postpone the hearing. The agreement was supported by the police chief, the mayor and, judging from testimony at a federal court hearing last week, ...

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Tax Day And Health Insurance Under Trump

Political hay has always been made over personal travel by presidents. Republicans contend that the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is beyond fix, but their "repeal and replace" slogan hasn't been easy...

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Austrian FM says EU-Turkey cooperation to get more difficult after referendum

Austrian FM says EU-Turkey cooperation to get more difficult after referendum

Opposition groups have vowed to challenge the outcome, as results indicated the narrowest of victories for the "yes" campaign. The result is expected to have a huge effect on the country's long-term...

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U.S. Commerce Secretary: Eager to boost trade relations with Japan

U.S. Commerce Secretary: Eager to boost trade relations with Japan

With the China-excluding pact, inked previous year as part of an effort toward high-level trade liberalization, now adrift after America's exit, Japan has stepped up to take the lead in making sure th...

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N Korea flaunts long-range missiles in parade

N Korea flaunts long-range missiles in parade

Also on Friday, North Korea's vice foreign minister said that Trump's tweets he recently tweeted, for example, that the North is "looking for trouble" have inflamed tensions. Washington and Seoul de...

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Prices for 700 medicines fixed to ensure people not fleeced: Modi

Narendra Modi said the multispeciality hospital will benefit many poor people. The Prime Minister said Surat has made a mark in the diamond industry but there is now need to look at the entire g...

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Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon titles, but Americans make progress

The top three podium finishers for the women's race all have one thing in common: this was their Boston Marathon debut race. Jordan Hasay, also of the Oregon Project, was third in the women's rac...

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Theresa May urged to call for Saudi juveniles' release during visit

Theresa May urged to call for Saudi juveniles' release during visit

The UK is also in the early stages of trying to agree a post-Brexit free trade deal with the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Saudi Arabia. May also promised to support the peo...

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As tensions mount, North Korea celebrates founder Kim Il Sung's birthday

As tensions mount, North Korea celebrates founder Kim Il Sung's birthday

It has been reported that Beijing has deployed a 150,000-strong ground troop at the North Korean border. "Nonetheless, no actions from North Korea today is a good sign that tensions may ease off sligh...

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Sean Spicer: Hitler Comment 'Inexcusable and Reprehensible'

Spicer is taking steps to apologize and clear up his inaccurate comments". "Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison",...

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As Pence Visits, Tensions Rise On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile that blew up nearly immediately. Kim stressed that US-South Korean military exercises being staged now are the largest-ever "aggressive war dr...

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Erdogan tells OSCE to 'know your place' after vote criticism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns a referendum on constitutional amendments did not live up to global standards, telling voting monitors to "know your place". "What is ne...

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Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade

But he said Trump will not broadcast any plans in advance. "But all options are on the table". Get the inside story on the threat, and how the nation should defense itself, in "A Nation Forsaken". S...

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Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

At the border, Pence sent a message to North Korea, saying that "all options are on the table" to deal with Pyongyang's threats. Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and reso...

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BJP on mission mode for 2019, sets new targets

The 164 Lok Sabha seats identified by the BJP are in the states of West Bengal (42), Tamil Nadu (39), Andhra Pradesh (25), Odisha (21), Kerala (20) and Telangana (17). BJP president Amit Shah has give...

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Assad allies say US strike on Syrian air base crossed 'red lines'

Once the threat from Isis has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria ", Tillerson said. The Trump administration is vowing to ke...

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Pence to Pyongyang: Don't Test Trump

Pence to Pyongyang: Don't Test Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice yesterday neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with US attacks in Syria and Afghanistan sh...

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye slapped with bribing charges

An additional contribution of SK Group was also demanded by the Choi-controlled foundations, but the country's third-biggest family-run conglomerate refused to do so, helping Chairman Chey Tae-won esc...

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Trump family kicks off Easter egg roll

President Trump's older sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and their wives, and daughter Tiffany also attended. "On behalf of the President and Barron, we wish you great fun and lovely days coming ahead of us...

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US National Security Adviser meets Modi

US National Security Adviser meets Modi

Expressing Pakistan's concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, Aziz reaffirmed Islamabad's commitment to working with the worldwide community to support peace efforts in Af...

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Aleksandar Vucic elected as Serbian President in 1st round of polls

Preliminary data show that former ombudsman Sasa Jankovic ranked second with 13.12 percent of votes, followed by comedian and political activist Luka Maksimovic with 8.37 percent and former foreign ...

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More congestion ahead if bridge tolls capped or eliminated: Metro mayors

She promised to freeze income taxes, double a renovation tax credit for those caring for seniors or loved ones with disabilities and provide a tax credit to BC Ferries users in ferry-dependent communi...

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President, Central ministers may soon give speeches only in Hindi

President, Central ministers may soon give speeches only in Hindi

We may soon see presidents and union ministers deliver speeches in Hindi. Similarly, regarding companies, the committee's original recommendation was to include mandatory use of Hindi for correspond...

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Iran's President Rouhani seeks second term despite hardline resistance

Ahmadinejad, who under Iranian law became eligible to run again after four years out of office, remains a divisive figure. "Despite all the efforts of previous governments, the situation of the coun...

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Turkish opposition challenges vote shifting powers to Erdogan

The official result will come in around 10 days when all votes have been counted. He added: "This country held the most democratic polls that have never been seen in any other country in the West". ...

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