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Pence Tells North Korea: 'The Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over'

Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol has ramped up the tension between the two nations by saying: "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday but it blew up nearly immediately, the U.S. Pacific Command said. But Trump's very strong preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, said the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Read More

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US general confident North Korean missile can be intercepted

The Pentagon can defend against any North Korean missile threat, but Pyongyang's rapidly evolving weapons program is shrinking the warning time ahead of a launch, a top United States general said on Thursday. "We are now certain it was a liquid-fueled Scud", said a senior White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. But he also said the missile launch was hard to understand because North Korea benefits from the US and China being at odds with one another. Read More

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Italy's Emma Morano, the World's Oldest Person, Dies at 117

Ms Morano has said that her longevity was partly down to genetics: her mother reached 91 and several sisters reached their centenary. "He told me, "Either you agree to marry me or I will kill you, '" Morano said ". In an interview with AFP news agency past year, Morano put her longevity down to her diet. She had clung to her independence, only taking on a full-time carer a couple of years ago, though she had not left her small two-room apartment for 20 years. Read More

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Israel Police: Palestinian stabs woman in Jerusalem

Bladon was a theology student at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, who had begun her guest studies at the Hebrew University, which confirmed her identity to the media, in January. The University of Jerusalem has condemned what it calls "an act of terror" on "a student who came to Jerusalem to study and widen her academic horizons". Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes over Syria

Russian Federation has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding a swift investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria. "We shall see whether the current session of the OPCW executive council will lead to some more sensible and different results unlike yesterday's show which was put up by our colleagues from the United States, the United Kingdom and France in the Security Council", Ryabkov said. Read More

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Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe

Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was met with a stern scolding by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday, as the two leaders convened for a full day of meetings in Moscow. Lavrov criticized the US for airstrikes on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warned that similar action was unacceptable to Russian Federation, and chided the Trump administration for an inconsistent foreign policy and vacant positions at the State Department. Read More

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Syria's President Says Government's Role in Chemical Attack Is '100 Percent Fabrication'

Neither did Russian Federation deny the event occurred: Moscow claimed the deaths were the result of a regime airstrike on a chemical weapons stockpile on the ground, controlled by "terrorists". Denouncing the attack as a "heinous" act, he highlighted the need to provide peace and comfort to the victims, especially to those whose loved ones died in the incident. Read More

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Bombardment in Iraq's Mosul takes heavy toll on civilians

Bombardment in Iraq's Mosul takes heavy toll on civilians

Iraqi forces with the backing of the US-led coalition-which has thousands of forces deployed in Iraq and carries out daily air strikes-launched a major offensive to retake Mosul in October 2016. Rasool also added that more than 50 percent of the western side of Mosul has been liberated from ISIS. Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes have gradually pushed the jihadis out of a string of towns and cities over the past two years, and are now battling the group in Mosul, Iraq's second ... Read More

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Tillerson slams Russia's 'failure' in Syria

Before setting off for Moscow , Tillerson told a G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Italy that Russian Federation should rethink its alliance in the light of the latest alleged chemical attack in Syria. Tillerson's Moscow talks hinge on new United States leverage over Syria. "The United Kingdom therefore shares the U.S. assessment that it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a sarin attack on Khan Sheikhoun on April 4", Mr Rycroft said. Read More

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We support opposition march against Zuma - Save SA

At a press conference on Tuesday, United Democratic Front leader Bantu Holomisa reportedly said that the cabinet reshuffle had "started a domino effect.", according to The Times . Markets reacted quickly: South Africa's currency plummeted, and the ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the government's bonds to junk status. Read More

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Muslim woman divorced through triple talaq hangs self after two weeks

Muslim woman divorced through triple talaq hangs self after two weeks

The incident happened just a day after the Uttar Pradesh government sought views of Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq , based on which it will present its side in the Supreme Court. They will hold talks with women organisations to know the opinion of Muslim women on the matter. A two-day meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) scheduled here from April 15 will also be discussing the issue of triple talaq . Read More

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Jeff Sessions changes prepared speech to not call criminal illegal immigrants 'filth'

We are going to shut down and jail those who are profiting off this lawlessness - people who smuggle gang members and convicted criminals across the border, and who prey on those who don't know how unsafe the journey can be. But Trump, Sessions, and other immigration hardliners have often pointed to particularly gruesome and horrific incidents of undocumented crime to make their case and trotted out family members of victims at events. Read More

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Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

The friendly tone was a far cry from Trump's acerbic campaign denouncements about China's "rape" of the U.S. economy and his vow to punish Beijing with punitive tariffs. Chinese state media on Saturday cheered the meeting as one that showed the world that confrontation between the two powers was not inevitable and established the tone for the development of U.S. Read More

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Syrian rebels welcome USA missile attack on Assad's air base

Syrian rebels welcome USA missile attack on Assad's air base

Russian Federation was given prior warning by the U.S., which likely prevented the killing of large numbers of air and ground crew but it appears some were caught by the missiles. The statement said the dawn attack on the Shayrat air base near Homs was not based on true facts. The Homs governor said on Friday the base was being used to provide air support for operations against Islamic State east of Palmyra. Read More

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Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister

Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister

The United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Monday said that the USA will not allow the Syrian government to use chemical weapons against Syrian civilians again. Syria state media said the USA air raid killed nine civilians, including four children. Advisers said he was outraged by heartbreaking images of young children who were among the dozens killed in the chemical attack . Read More

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Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

She said while recovering from the Taliban attack, she realized that "extremists tried everything to stop me and the fact that they didn't is clear evidence that no one can stop me". According to United Nations statistics, more than 130 million girls do not go to school. She stressed that "Muslims need to unite and stand really strongly against terrorists and say that "they are not us, we don't believe in anything that they are doing". Read More

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United Kingdom told settle divorce bill before talking trade deals — Brexit EU guidelines

United Kingdom told settle divorce bill before talking trade deals — Brexit EU guidelines

Spain must have a say over whether any deal after Brexit applies to the British territory of Gibraltar, over which London and Madrid have rowed for 300 years, the European Union guidelines said. Several decades of joint work are at stake and it is a common interest that relations should remain good after Britain's exit from the bloc, he said, adding that for this reason it was important that negotiations should be pragmatic. Read More

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One person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

One person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

Witnesses said one of the victims appeared to be unconscious while another was alert and talking. Benedicte, the woman at the gym, described the shooter as a tall, muscular African-American man. Witnesses at the Villagio Restaurant and the Yard House also reported hearing the gun shots. By 1:40 pm, police reported the area was safe and secured. Read More

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NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Virginia

It has been just over a week since strong storms, including three tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service, tore through North Texas in the early morning hours of March 29. Chatham Emergency Management Agency has issued a tornado warning until 11:30 p.m. for Southeast Chatham County, according to their Twitter page . It first touched down at 1:39 p.m.in Arlington, Va. Read More

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Flood-like situation in J&K, Jhelum above danger mark in Srinagar

Flood-like situation in J&K, Jhelum above danger mark in Srinagar

Most parts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar and Jammu cities, witnessed heavy rains, while some parts in the upper reaches experienced fresh snowfall since yesterday, resulting in considerable drop in the temperature. She also directed chalking out contingency plans for flood-prone areas and make available nearby buildings in case of emergency evacuations. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, held an emergency meeting with government officials during which she asked them to ... Read More

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