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Canada beats US in Singapore sevens final

New Zealand will remain fourth in the world series standings, regardless of how the remaining games play out. The American forwards then helped turn the tide, winning the ball at the breakdown and setting the stage for tries by Baker and Stephen Tomasin that cut the lead to 19-12 at the break.

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North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Other Weaponry At Huge Parade

Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square, next to the Taedonggang River that flows through Pyongyang, in the hazy spring sunshine as tanks, multiple launch rocket systems and other weapons waited to parade. Kim's No. 2 official accused Mr. Trump of "creating a war situation" and said the North "will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack".

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Long Island forecast: Summery Easter Sunday on tap

The complex of storms that has already impacted parts of northeastern Oklahoma early this morning will continue to slowly weaken as it moves to the southeast through the late morning hours. Still lingering moisture into Monday , so expect a few showers or rumbles of thunder, but we should dry out after sunset. There will be a window of strong storms from 11PM-5AM.

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Pressure on President Zuma builds as South Africa girds for protests

The parties dubbed Wednesday's march "a national day of action". His decision was swiftly followed by two credit ratings agencies downgrading South Africa to junk status. The opposition parties didn't vote for the ANC in 2014, but it still won the elections with more than 11 million voters, Zuma said. Some posters depicted black people as baboons, Zuma said, stressing that "racists have become more emboldened" in the country.

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Erdogan on Referendum Result: 'Historic Decision on Turkey's Governance System'

Binali Yildirim, who after tonight's result may be remembered as Turkey's last prime minister, declared victory for "Yes" before all the ballots were counted. - Frederike Geerdink (@fgeerdink) April 16, 2017Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation - and yet half of the people of Turkey voted #Hayir .

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Nikki Haley: We Don't See Peace in Syria With Assad

On Saturday, Syrian warplanes resumed flights from an air base targeted in Friday's USA cruise missile attack, according to a provincial governor who said the base was operating from what he described as "a first phase". The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is suggesting if President Donald Trump needs to carry out more military strikes on Syria, he will. The government was "quick to blindly follow every order from the Trump White House", he said.

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Iran's president registers to run in May elections

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad filed to run in Iran's upcoming presidential election, defying the wishes of the country's supreme leader that he not seek to return to the office. "We'll continue down our path until the end", Rouhani said. Azam Talaghani, a former MP and the daughter of a prominent revolutionary ayatollah, is among the women who have put their names on the list to test whether the authorities would allow women to run.

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North Korea launches missile, but it blows up 'almost immediately'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in South Korea later Sunday for his trip to Asia. Analysts warn that even failed missile launches provide valuable knowledge into North Korea as it tries to build its weapons programme. "The United States and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for tat, with swords drawn and bows bent, and there have been storm clouds gathering", said China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, according to state news agency Xinhua.

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British tests show sarin use in Syria

The fact finding mission was sent from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague to gather bio-metric samples and interview survivors, sources told Reuters on Thursday. Syrian authorities have repeatedly denied using any chemical weapons. The British statement comes a day after Turkey's Health Minister Recep Akdag said he was "certain" that Sarin gas was used in the attack, based on blood and urine samples.

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Pentagon Plans Next Major Missile Intercept Test for Late May

The Council also made a decision to add four persons to the list of persons targeted by the EU's restrictive measures for being responsible for supporting or promoting the North Korea's nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

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India, Australia collaborate on education sector

It will advance India-Australia cooperation in four areas - athlete and coach training and development, sport science, sport governance and integrity, and grassroots participation. A number of agreements are expected to be signed following Monday's bilateral summit. The two sides also failed to conclude negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

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Manhunt underway for man who livestreamed homicide

No other information was immediately available from police. Cleveland police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are hunting for a shooter who killed an elderly man in broad daylight and streamed it on Facebook Live. He urged Stephens to turn himself in. Other law enforcement officers were also riding with Cleveland officers, the police said. Police said the shooting happened at 635 East 93rd Street.

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Boris Johnson cancels Russian Federation trip just hours before take-off

Reluctant to put significant troops on the ground in Syria, the USA for years has struggled to prevent Assad from strengthening his hold on power. "What we've seen is, you know, in our meetings this week, we were told of the evidence", she said.

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McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence, who is in the area as part of previous scheduled trip, was briefed on the launch, administration officials said . North Korea launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests previous year, including its most powerful to date.

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North Korean missile explodes on launch, US and S. Korea say

It was unclear exactly when the conversation took place on Sunday, but Xinhua's report of the call came out after a failed missile launch by North Korea. North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. During their talks, Hwang and Pence are also expected to discuss the ongoing installation of a USA missile defense system on the peninsula.

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Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

After learning it would be used in a lethal injection, McKesson said it "requested and was assured by that the product would be returned". Hutchinson is a low-key former prosecutor known for delving into policy issues, but he has put himself and his state at the center of the national debate over the death penalty with his extraordinary plan to execute eight men before the end of April.

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Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure, engagement'

Impoverished North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. The administration's emphasis, the officials said, will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China , North Korea's dominant trade partner.

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US and Russia at 'low point' after no breakthrough in Moscow

Unlike he has done with previous secretaries of state, Putin didn't keep Tillerson waiting for hours on Wednesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the United States' military assault on a Syrian airfield, saying that the USA move represents an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of worldwide law under a far-fetched pretext.

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Egyptian Christians left to bury their dead after church bombings

In December previous year, a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 29 worshippers during a Sunday mass in Cairo . Among the dead were 3 police officers. While persecution in the country is not as severe as in other countries, Christians are often discriminated against in certain instances, like those involving church building construction or fix.

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Cleveland Police Search For Suspected Shooter Accused Of Live-Streaming Homicide

Officers from the force said the suspect broadcasted the fatal shooting live on the social network which took place at 635 East 93rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio . "I'm not just saying that for these cameras ..." The victim was identified as Robert Goodwin, Sr. "I mean, he would give shirt off his back. I'm telling the truth this man right here was a good man".

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Trump says China working on NKorea 'problem'

The fact that a massive deployment of American naval assets including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is in the region right now certainly lends Rifkind's speculation plenty of weight. Pence was departing from Alaska when North Korea launched a ballistic missile that exploded within a few seconds. "They must stop these belligerent acts and comply with United Nations resolutions".

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Amid tensions, Pence visits military camp near Korean DMZ

The U.S. military was watching North Korea intently Saturday as it marked the 105th birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un. He has repeatedly said if China, North Korea's dominant trading partner, is unwilling to do more to pressure the North, the U.S. might take the matter into its own hands.

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Pence Lands in South Korea Soon After Failed Launch by North

While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential escalated USA response trailed Pence as he began a 10-day trip to Asia. In an interview with The Associated Press, a senior North Korean official said Friday that Pyongyang has determined that Trump is "more vicious and aggressive" than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

The US Senate has confirmed President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after a bitter, 14-month battle for control of the highest court in the land. "He's going to make the American people proud". He said he was among those who persuaded Trump to come up with a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, a list which included Gorsuch, suggested by the Federalist Society which holds sway with most Republicans.

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'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

Demonstrators in dozens of USA cities and towns, including Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Palm Beach, where Trump was spending Easter Weekend at his resort Mar-a-Lago, marched on Saturday to demand Trump release his tax returns.

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Kim Jong-Nam's body finally returned to North Korea

Pyongyang then said it would ban all Malaysians in North Korea from leaving until the "situation was resolved", which Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak called an "abhorrent act" that effectively held his citizens hostage. "We wanted their assistance because they were seen on certain locations on the CCTV". "Our police investigation into this serious crime on Malaysian soil will continue", Najib said.

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Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence'

The warrant presents the strongest information to date that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reason to believe a Trump adviser was in touch with Moscow and met with foreign operatives during Trump's presidential campaign. Officials said the application cited contacts Page had with a Russian intelligence operative in New York City in 2013. In fact in 2013, the FBI was investigating whether Vladimir Putin's government was trying to recruit Americans when Page's name surfaced in the ...

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North Korea's latest launch a fizzer, but main players remain tight-lipped

McMaster was asked on ABC's Sunday program "This Week" about North Korea's complaints that aggressive language from the US increases the likelihood of conflict. Intelligence agencies in South Korea and the U.S. were attempting to extract more details about the missile, including its exact type. Instead, North Korea failed with its missile launch.

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Pence visiting military camp near Korean DMZ

US Vice President Mike Pence, who is in the area as part of previous scheduled trip, was briefed on the launch, administration officials said. Recent naval exercises near South Korea involving the Carl Vinson also included US Special Forces, which presumably would be used to take out Kim Jong-un and the upper levels of the North Korean government and command structure in the event of a US - Korea war breaking out again.

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Pakistan has sufficient evidence against Jadhav: Abdul Basit

The government's "inhuman and illegal" decision was criticised even as Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday said they had " sufficient evidence " against Jadhav. "It is a clear violation of worldwide understandings, agreements, rules and everything.Why the PM of India did not contact the PM of Pakistan or he did not asked the UN", Chacko said.

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Hamilton expects stern Ferrari challenge

Valtteri Bottas stormed to his first-ever pole position, narrowly beating teammate Lewis Hamilton in a tense qualifying session for today's Bahrain Grand Prix . "It's obviously frustrating but I feel it was definitely a highlighted event today that we'll address". Bottas's mind appeared to go blank when laughingly asked to supply a Finnish word for "exciting" or "excited" by Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and he kept his feet firmly planted on the ground.

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United States security adviser says North Korea behavior 'can't continue'

An unnamed USA official told BBC that the missile is most likely an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The extended-range Scud missile in that earlier launch suffered an in-flight failure and fell into the sea off North Korea's east coast, according to USA imagery and assessments.

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Egypt faces state of emergency after bombings

The blast in Egypt's second largest city, which killed 17 including 7 police officers, came hours after a bomb struck a Coptic church in Tanta, a nearby city in the Nile Delta, that took the lives of 28 and wounded almost 80. The blasts came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit Egypt . Israel meanwhile closed its Taba border crossing to Egypt after its anti-terrorism office warned of an "imminent" attack there, underlining ...

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Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

The launch came just hours before Mike Pence, the U.S. vice president, arrived in Seoul for talks with the South Korean government over how to deal with Pyongyang's nuclear ambition. After arriving in the South Korean capital, he placed a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery and then worshipped with military personnel at an Easter church service at the U.S.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to seek second term

The average Iranian still hasn't seen the benefits of the nuclear deal, which saw some worldwide sanctions lifted in exchange for Iran limiting its uranium enrichment. His main challenger is considered to be hard-line cleric and judge Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who also signed up on Friday. "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the US and keep Iran's economy afloat", said Iran analyst Ali ...


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