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Stockholm truck attack suspect from Uzbekistan

Prosecutor Hans Ihrman told reporters that the suspect has not yet spoken to authorities and could not confirm whether he was a legal resident of Sweden. This picture taken on April 8, 2017, shows the truck (bottom left) that crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm the day before.

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MP: Bypoll underway in 2 Assembly seats; stone-pelting in Ater

In the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines, the voters see the slip on the screen for seven seconds, which would be an acknowledgement receipt for the party they voted for in the election. There are a total 21 candidates in the fray in Ater where the real contest is between BJP state vice-president Arvind Singh Bhadoria and Congress party's Hemant Kate, son of deceased former leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare.

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Korea, U.S., Japan vow stronger defense ties against NK missiles

This year, North Korea officials, including young leader Kim Jong Un , have repeatedly indicated an ICBM test, or something similar, could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea's founding president and celebrated annually as "the Day of the Sun".

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London attack: Policeman's body armour failed to stop knife attack

In a statement released through the Metropolitan police, Hydara said: "I am saddened and shocked by what Khalid has done". The inquest into the 52-year-olds death was opened at Westminster Coroners Court and adjourned until May. He tweeted a photo from his London office showing a sea of people at the vigil, which lasted throughout the afternoon. The commemoration came as an inquest opened into the deaths of American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, ...

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First lady tours school with Xi's wife

Trump's position on democratically ruled Taiwan - which China considers part of its territory awaiting reunification - has been a major irritant since he accepted a protocol-breaking phone call from the Taiwanese president after his election victory.

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Syria strike 'vindicates' North Korea's nuclear choice

Tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to escalate as U.S. officials consider the best way forward. The missile, believed to be a type known as Pukguksong-2 or a modified version of it, was sacked nearly vertically and reached an altitude of 189 km, a South Korean military official said, adding that it has yet to be analyzed whether the launch was a success or not.

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Twitter Says Trump Administration Has Dropped Demand For User's Identity

The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday, set up the potential for another clash between a Silicon Valley tech firm and the government over digital privacy and free speech. addresses". Following Donald Trump's inauguration, a slew of anti-government accounts appeared on the social media site, some of which claimed to be run by disgruntled government employees.

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Russia, Iran vow continued military support for Assad

US officials say it was the launching pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in Idlib province. "Syria, North Korea, Iran, Russia, China and the rest of the entire world saw a very different United States of America last night", Hannity said.

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India extends $4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh

Held "productive" talks on wide-ranging issues including on civil nuclear cooperation, Modi said after holding a meeting with Hasina at the Hyderabad House earlier on Saturday. "We want to extend our mutual relations to a new height and have agreed that greater connectivity is vital for the progress of both the countries", she asserted.

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North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

The comments come as the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit, and signal a U-turn from his anti-China rhetoric on the campaign trail a year ago. During his two-day stay, Xi will exchange views with Trump on bilateral ties and major regional and global issues of common concern, China's official media said .

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'Tremendous progress' in US, China relations

Xi said a few words afterward in Chinese, but no translator was president. "We'll be making a lot of additional progress", Trump said after talks with Xi at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. While Trump would not say what he wants China to do specifically, he suggested there was a link between "terrible" trade agreements the USA has made with China and Pyongyang's provocations.

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Hasina talks of regional cooperation, Modi highlights terror

The agreements ranged from defence pacts binding the security relationship between the countries and nuclear deals, under which India will train Bangladeshi scientists and help design reactors, to an unparalleled $5-billion soft loan to Dhaka.

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Turkish foreign minister says Assad administration must be removed

Yıldırım said that setting up a safe zone in Syria should be considered due to the possibility of a new migration wave toward Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated the Turkish political scene since 2003Turkey sees USA military strikes on chemical weapons sites in Syria as "positive concrete steps" but not enough, Erdogan said at a rally in the border province of Hatay, adding "I hope this operation marks a beginning".

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USA strike on Syrian airbase: Here's all that happened since Friday

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group has also carried out rare strikes in the province. "The United States attacked the territory of sovereign Syria", Russian Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council, denouncing a "flagrant violation of worldwide law and an act of aggression".

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Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, North Korea

Quite a few of the North's missiles launched a year ago were fired at a steep angle. The Los Angeles Times reported up to 15 dead in the strikes. Some experts think North Korea has tried to make sure the two world leaders are aware Pyongyang has a bargaining chip in any forthcoming moves to clam down on its weapons programmes.

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More Democratic senators oppose Trump's US Supreme Court pick

Joe Manchin said Thursday he will vote to confirm federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. I say full filibuster ahead. McCaskill also warned that blocking Gorsuch could mean a worse pick in the view of Democrats.

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Backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured the Tabqa air base in northern Syria from Islamic State militants. This week, the SDF with air and fire support by U.S. Asked to elaborate, he said this "indicates that ISIS was not ready for" the arrival of large numbers of the US -backed rebels known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.

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IS Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter over Mosul

They are now battling to take the northwestern part from ISIS but the civilian death toll has mounted in the densely populated old city, where the militants are dug in amongst residents. Sporadic gunfire could be heard in the morning. This is the first time a military helicopter has been shot down near the terror group's stronghold since the USA -backed offensive to retake the city began last October.

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Trump meets with Chinese president in Florida, says it's been 'very interesting'

It was the ghastly images of men and women gasping for breath, small children foaming at the mouth and in agony, which President Donald Trump saw two days before he OK the launch of missile on attack Syria. The first missiles struck at about 8:40 p.m. The Trump administration "is committed to ensuring" that U.S. With all eyes on the Syria airstrikes, however, the expected showdown over North Korea policy ended with no significant breakthroughs to announce.

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Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court, ending year-long fight

Republicans then acted unilaterally to lower the vote threshold on Supreme Court filibusters from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. Only three Democrats voted in favor of Gorsuch: Senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

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USA and Japan react to latest North Korean missile launch

In Tuesday's launch, the missile flew about 60 km before crashing into the East Sea. In his brief, nationally televised remarks, Abe said Trump had told him that all options were on the table regarding how to handle North Korea. The U.S.is taking steps to guard against missile attacks from North Korea or any other hostile nation. The Chinese are prepared to help us if we're interested in negotiation.

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57-year-old Fred Couples in contention again at the Masters

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, watches his chip shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017 , in Augusta, Ga . Hoffman was happy to walk off the course with a share of first. Still, Kuchar said the hard conditions have made the first two rounds more of a grind than usual at Augusta.

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Trump accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China

It was a shocker, not the least of all to his house guest, President Xi Jinping of China. The first and most controversial course of action under consideration is placing US nuclear weapons in South Korea. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that Chinese officials "oppose the use of chemical weapons by any country, organization or person for any goal and under any circumstance" and that China "supports relevant United Nations agencies in carrying out independent and comprehensive ...

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Little confrontation or progress in China-US meeting

President Donald Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear program and help reduce the gaping USA trade deficit with Beijing in talks on Friday, even as he toned down the strident anti-China rhetoric of his election campaign.

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Swedish police suspect arrested man was driver in truck attack

A 39-year-old Uzbek man has been arrested in connection with the truck attack in Stockholm on Friday that killed four people on one of the city's major shopping streets. Anders Thornberg, head of the Swedish Security Service, said the unnamed suspect had been on authorities' radar some time ago. Mr Eliasson said: "A technical examination is ongoing, we can't go into what it is right now.

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In France Presidential hopefuls debate economy, Europe

Aline Dugravot is in a bind over whether to vote for Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election: she likes the National Front leader's anti-immigration message, but also likes the European Union and the euro currency, which Le Pen wants to abandon.

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After Syria strike, White House goes largely off camera

What are the key things we have learned from this? "Now we must move to a new phase: a drive toward a political solution to this horrific conflict". He even suggested the global coalition might act to remove him, but it's not clear what he meant. Central to the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling are concerns that Trump, through his associates, may have signaled to Russian Federation that he would lift the sanctions after taking office.

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United Nations holds emergency talks after US Syria attack

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the airfield targeted had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area. Trump condemned the attack, accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad and his government of choking "out the lives of helpless men, women and children".

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British PM Theresa May visits Saudi Arabia, chooses not to wear headscarf

An earlier statement from May's office said she would discuss with the monarch "tax and privatisation standards to help Saudi Arabia diversify its economy and become less reliant on oil". Back home, the premier has come under strong criticism for her visit to the ultra-conservative kingdom. This has brought the British government under fire for its controversial arms deals with Riyadh, particularly in light of the Saudi-led coalition's ongoing war in Yemen.

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Thomas (again) leads Celtics past Hornets, 121-114

The Hornets will close out the season with games at Milwaukee on Monday and at Atlanta on Tuesday. The Boston Celtics were on the verge of blowing a 19-point lead at Charlotte when Brad Stevens addressed his team during a time-out. Bradley finished with 15 points, after scoring just four in the first half. Stevens said he liked the Celtics' resolve after they blew the big lead and had to come from behind.

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Top ANC leaders apologise for criticising Zuma

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the party was "gravely concerned" about displays of division among its top leaders. President Jacob Zuma sacked Peters, Jonas and finance minister Pravin Gordhan during his Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night last week.

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Senate approves Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Three Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018 in states won by Trump previous year - Indiana's Joe Donnelly, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp - voted for Gorsuch. Kennedy would likely remain the swing vote, particularly on issues such as same-sex or women's rights. Tell them this is NOT what democracy looks like! McConnell argued that since it was an election year, the next president should pick the nominee.

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Turkish cabin crew help woman give birth at 42000ft

Eventually, the crew with the help of some passengers, delivered baby girl Kadiju. Mother and baby were taken to hospital to be kept under observation when the Boeing 737-900 type aircraft landed in the West African nation on Friday. "Flight crew did a great job", writes the passenger. Beaming staff, including the flight's captain, posed for photographs with the baby. "They promptly responded to assist her childbirth during the flight".

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Fowler sits 3rd at Masters: 'Right where I'm supposed to be'

Will the long wait for a major championship come to an end? "I think [Augusta] is the kind of place that if you're trying to fight against it, it's going to beat you down", Garcia said. "I haven't hit it my best this week, but I know we can pull out our best stuff tomorrow", said Fowler, whose birdies on Saturday came on the four par-5s.

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Russia Plans to Upgrade Syrian Air Defenses After US Missile Strike

In response, Syria's ally Russian Federation accused the U.S. of encouraging "terrorists" with unilateral actions. The decision undercut another campaign promise for Trump: his pledge to try to warm relations with Moscow. Though he did not attack the Syrian government, Obama did not do "nothing". This satellite photo courtesy of the Department of Defense shows a battle damage assessment image of Shayrat Airfield.


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