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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Palm Sunday Church Bombings in Egypt

The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks on two Christian Coptic churches that killed at least 44 people. "This terrorist attack is devoid of all the principles of humanity and civilisation", it said in a statement. "Where should we go pray?" "We strongly condemn this evil assault on churches, worshippers and the Egyptian society which struck at a time when the grand Imam ...

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China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

The US has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. "North Korea responded by showing off the most new missile hardware we've ever seen in a parade before", said Melissa Hanham, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California.

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Eden Hazard: 'I knew I'd score against Bournemouth'

This time past year Hazard had himself ended a whopping 355-day wait for a Premier League goal with a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win on April 23, 2016. Spurs convincingly swept Watford aside, with a Heung-Min Son double and sublime goals from Dele Alli and Eric Dier steering Pochettino's team to a sixth consecutive victory.

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MOAB death total rises to 94

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. President Donald Trump said this week he would be sending his new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster, to Afghanistan "to find out how we can make progress alongside our Afghan partners and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies".

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Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The evacuation of thousands of rebels and civilians is underway in Syria as part of a demographic exchange deal involving four separate towns and villages in the war-torn country. The Syrian government and rebels have begun a coordinated population swap of around 30,000 people trapped in each other's territory. In a video posted on Facebook from one of the buses departing Madaya , a man identified as Hossam said: "We were forced to leave".

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Johnson to call for more pressure on Russian Federation over Syria

The death toll from an air strike on Saturday on the rebel-held town of Urum al-Joz in Idlib province rose to 19 people, including six children, activists and residents said. If Syria carries out more chemical attacks, he said, "that is going to be clearly very damaging to US-Russian relations". But in a sign that it may be too late to stop a runaway diplomatic crisis, a planned meeting with Mr Putin was taken off the agenda for when Mr Tillerson flies to Moscow on Wednesday.

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United States berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack

The United States should keep in mind Russia's reaction to the recent USA missile strike on the Syrian government's air base and avoid making similar moves in the future, a senior Russian political and security expert told TASS. An open source investigation by journalist Elliot Higgins pieces together the timeline of the Khan Sheikhoun attack and attempts to debunk previous claims by the government in Damascus and Russian Federation that the chemical cloud was released after Syrian ...

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Does 'The Fate of the Furious' Mean Family Is No More?

It opened Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in 8 countries, earning $17.9 million (including previews from 12 countries). It even left the characters on a fitting note that could've acted as a grand finale. The same holds true for an uncredited cameo by Helen Mirren . All up Helen Mirren was in the film for about five to 10 minutes, and while those were some great minutes and she was hilarious in them, none of those scene involved her driving a vehicle! She plays a foul-mouthed criminal, ...

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Lawyer: Sweden Attack Suspect 'Admits to Terrorist Crime'

Akilov's lawyer Johan Eriksson said: "His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained". Judge Malou Lindblom ordered him to remove the hoodie and he complied, revealing dark hair with streaks of grey.

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Nancy Pelosi: 'Sean Spicer must be fired'

Coffman, a moderate representing a swing district in and around Aurora, was asked at a town hall about Spicer's remarks this week that even Hitler didn't "sink to using chemical weapons" during the Holocaust. Many Democrats have called for Spicer's ouster, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren interviews White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the Newseum's program "The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days ".

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North Korea Displays New ICBM, Other Missiles

No nuclear test or ballistic missile launch was conducted during the celebration of the 105th birthday of Kim Il Sung, the country's former supreme leader who died in 1994. One of Kim's top officials warned that North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the United States. Kim, a 30-something leader who took power in late 2011, emphasises nuclear weapons as the foundation of his national defense strategy.

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Son levels South Korean scoring record as Spurs beat Bournemouth

Son Heung-Min doubled Spurs' lead three minutes later after he showed a turn of pace, surging past the defender as he gave himself a yard of space from which he slotted home from a tight angle. Tottenham can close the gap to Chelsea to four points with a win. "Our job was to get three points and we got three points", said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch

In April 2007, after the military intervened through an internet memorandum meant to influence Turkish politics ahead of yet another presidential election, an amendment was voted in by the Turkish public in favor of electing the president through popular vote instead of through Parliament.

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Violence escalates after Kashmir by-election day

India accuses Pakistan of backing separatist fighters - a charge Islamabad denies. They put these views at a meeting of all parties called by the states Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to discuss holding of the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-polls, officials said here.

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North Korea show of strength as U.S. tensions rise

Unlike at previous Pyongyang parades there did not appear to be any Chinese representatives present, according to a BBC report. Weapons analysts said they believe some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, including a solid-fuel missile created to be fired from a submarine, which would make it hard to detect.

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Flash floods kill 17 in northwest Iran

The floods have been triggered by heavy rains which started on Friday. Ajab Shir and Azar Shahr in East Azerbaijan are said to be the worst hit. Other affected provinces are West Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Kordestan. He said 133 people had been accommodated in temporary shelters, 15 transferred to safe areas, and six taken to medical centers to receive due services.

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North Korea surprises with display of new missiles

North Korea has never tested a missile that could cross the Pacific Ocean, and many experts are skeptical of whether it is capable of doing so. Choe Ryong Hae, who some presume as the second-most powerful official in North Korea, said the new U.S.

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Unexploded WW2 bomb found near Boat Race course

The men's event starts at 5.35pm, while the women's race - in its 72nd year - was won by Cambridge. A SUSPECTED World War Two bomb is threatening to put this year's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in jeopardy after it was found submerged just yards from the starting point.

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Estes wins congressional seat in hard-fought election

The Kansas result also reflected blowback against the state's unpopular Republican governor Sam Brownback. "That's the big thing right now". Republicans, who hold a 237-193 majority, will be defending seats in special elections in Georgia, South Carolina and Montana, where Donald Trump Jr.is planning to campaign for a GOP candidate next week.

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Mumbai NGO appeals to Pakistani activists to save Jadhav

Pakistan has repeatedly characterised it as "terrorism" promoted by hostile states such as India. "No copy of the chargesheet has been provided to him which is the fundamental right of any accused", Mathai said. "Consular access has been denied 14 times", he said. Expressing disappointment over Pakistan's denials of India's requests for consular access to Jadhav, the Indian envoy said: "They have denied our request for consular access 13 times".

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Syria: Dozens of evacuees killed in bus convoy blast

But residents in Zabadani and Madaya said conditions in their two towns had become too hard to bear. Moving forward, President Trump says he hopes to stabilize Syria to allow refugees to return home. The evacuees are meant to be transferred to rebel-held territory in Idlib province. About 5,000 people were being transported from the Shi'ite villages, and more than 2,000 from Madaya.

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Opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

And while he celebrated the milestone in Johannesburg , some 30,000 people flocked to the lawn outside the presidential offices in Pretoria . However, Zuma reportedly said he would gladly go if the party demanded that he did so. On the eve of the mass action yesterday, Zuma was in Westonaria, where he conducted a site visit of an agri-park project. Many South Africans started to question Zuma's decision as they hold him responsible for deterioration of the country's economy.

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Alleged chemical weapons attack a lie to justify USA strike, says Assad

The report could not immediately be independently verified. He insisted several times that his forces had turned over all chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013, under a deal brokered by Russian Federation to avoid threatened USA military action.

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Umpire in Blue Jays-Orioles game stretchered off

The delay lasted around 15 minutes. That sent a groan through an impressive Good Friday crowd of 39,547. Therefore, the key for this series is making sure to pitch to him strategically, get him to chase pitches out of the strike zone and most importantly stay away from his power.

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Assad dismisses claims he ordered Idlib attack as 'fabrication'

Christiane Amanpour, a longtime foreign affairs reporter, said CNN wouldn't be airing the interview because it was told by AFP that it took place under "draconian restrictions". "This aggression was a blatant violation of global law and the sovereignty of a United Nations member state". After the USA launched a Tomahawk missile barrage on a Syrian air base last week, Russian Federation announced that it was suspending observance of the memorandum that established the hotline.

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Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals could reflect experience

Baker says Trump is no doubt getting an earful on this matter from the CEOs he's been inviting to the White House. Trump ran as a non-interventionist during the 2016 campaign, but this does not sound like a guy who is particularly solemn when it comes to the use of military force.

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North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade | See pics

But if the parade signaled a readiness for war, North Korea has long insisted that its goal is peace - and its own survival - with its growing arsenal a way to ensure that the government in Pyongyang is not easily overthrown. A North Korean man looks at a model of the Unha 3 space launch vehicle displayed at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea .

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Afghanistan Bombing Sends 'Clear Message' to ISIS, Say Lawmakers

The massive bomb was dropped after fighting intensified over the past week and US-backed ground forces struggled to advance on the area. A USA official who monitored the attack said it was impossible to determine how many ISIS fighters might be buried in the underground complex.

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Theresa May: Syria 'highly likely' behind attack

Two days later, the United States launched 59 cruise missiles against the Shairat military base in central Syria, from where, as the U.S. believes, Syrian airplanes carrying chemical weapons took off. "What the materials? You have no information at all, nothing at all, none investigated", said the Syrian president. Russian Federation said the gas was part of rebel stockpiles, which the rebels have denied.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretapped Trump campaign advisor

And for all the insistences that Mr Page's role in the campaign was marginal-both he and Mr Trump say they never met-the revelation of the FISA warrant is significant. In February, Page told PBS NewsHour that he was a "junior member of the [Trump] campaign's foreign-policy advisory group". US intelligence officials believe Moscow intervened to try to sway the election in favor of Trump.

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District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

A K-9 police dog found Marcotte's body about a half-mile from the home, and investigators say she was last seen on Brooks Station Road that afternoon. In February, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said DNA evidence led them to develop the profile of a person of interest in the case.

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'I just can't choose': French abstainers, undecideds alarm presidential hopefuls

Living and breathing politics from her youngest years, Le Pen has said her childhood was deeply marked by the explosion of a bomb that destroyed the family apartment when she was eight years old in an incident that remains unsolved. Le Pen is a leading contender for France's presidential election , held in two rounds April 23 and May 7. Opinion polls indicate Ms Le Pen will be one of two candidates to go through to a second round vote on May 7th.

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U.S. NSA Gen McMaster likely to visit Pakistan

As for the Russian initiative's chance of success with the United States absent from the table, Weitz said: "It is very hard whether or not the USA is involved in the peace process, given the differences between the Taliban and the Afghan government".

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Senior New York judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in Hudson River

The public will not know the entire story until a medical examiner announces an official cause of death . Her fully clothed body was pulled from the water fully clothed and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Times describes Abdus-Salaam as "among the most reliable and steadfast liberal voices" on the Court of Appeals . "The court has suffered a awful blow", he said, Fox News reported .

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Narendra Modi, Australia PM Turnbull take metro ride to Akshardham temple

In his statement, PM Modi emphasised on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, saying challenges like terrorism and cyber security require global strategy and solutions. Some of the sticking points in the negotiations include India's high tariff structure for dairy and agri products as also Australian wine. "The waters of the Indian Ocean remind us of our linked histories.


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