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Rubio says USA can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed

Rubio says USA can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed

Russia, which has been propping up the Assad regime since September 2015 in its fight against anti-government rebels. "Secondly, we don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there". But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use by the government since then. New strikes hit outside the town on Sunday, with no immediate reports of casualties, the monitor added. Read More

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Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader

Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader

China , the largest source of the US's trade deficit, has repeatedly run afoul of the US' anti-dumping laws, and Trump has repeatedly accused the country of hurting the USA economy through unfair trading practices. "They're cheaters! From now on, those who break the rules will face the consequences and they'll be very severe consequences", Trump was quoted as saying by USA Today. Read More

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UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests - including two a year ago - but experts said the country still hasn't developed nuclear warheads that can be mounted onto missiles. Reuters reported that the launch constitutes a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The missile unlike its predecessor is an advanced KN-15 medium-range missile which was sacked using liquid fuel from a fixed location rather than a rocket launcher. Read More

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Venezuelan police use tear gas to disperse opposition rally

Venezuelan police use tear gas to disperse opposition rally

A Bolivarian National Police officer fires rubber bullets towards demonstrators during clashes with opposition members in Caracas , Venezuela, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Referring to the judiciary's takeover last week of the congress' responsibility, which was later rowed back following worldwide outcry, Moncada said: "You're imagining something that no longer exists so that you can promote intervention in Venezuela". Read More

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Florida House tears down the Senate's gambling bill as negotiations begin

Florida House tears down the Senate's gambling bill as negotiations begin

Recess, once a school staple, faded from many Florida schools in the last decade, elbowed out by tougher academic demands. The Senate never took the bill up for a vote previous year. SB 436 , expanding student rights to religious expression in public schools, passed the House 114-3 on Wednesday. Since that time, the leadership of the Senate changed and a number of House members who back the app-based services won election to the Senate. Read More

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Tent City jail to close

Tent City jail to close

Officials said Tent City was created to provide "quick and cheap beds" for inmates. One tradition started by Arpaio, making inmates wear pink underwear, has already been slowly phased out. Arpaio opened the complex in August 1993 as a way of easing jail overcrowding. "That undermines and goes against all the things that we've been told for far too long", Penzone said. Read More

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Klopp: Liverpool need to be like Chelsea

The reds could have consolidated their position in the top four but despite positive phases of play they were never at their best. "I don't know [why Klopp changed the system], Jurgen knows, but maybe he was going back to the game at Dean Court where we were 3-1 up and then lost 4-3", he continued. Read More

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Heavy rainfall could cause flooding in MA on Thursday, Friday

Heavy rainfall could cause flooding in MA on Thursday, Friday

Tonight: Rain, heavy at times, few thunderstorms, patchy fog. Many rivers and streams are already swollen from recent wet weather. That would put river levels at action stage in that area, with flood stage marked at 22 feet. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Meteorologist Eric Schwibs, of the weather service's Gray, Maine, office, said a 2-inch rainfall combined with snowmelt in the mountains would create big problems because the ground is saturated from melting snow thanks ... Read More

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Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies

Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies

In this March 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. An OGE document obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press showed that there were no written communications between the agency and Flynn's lawyers about his financial disclosure and ethics agreement between the November election and March 17. Read More

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Bojjala and Chintamaneni not happy with Cabinet reshuffle in AP, Bojjala resigns

Bojjala and Chintamaneni not happy with Cabinet reshuffle in AP, Bojjala resigns

Naidu dropped Gopalakrishna Reddy, who was holding the Forest portfolio, to accommodate Amarnath Reddy, a member of YSR Congress, who had crossed over to the TDP. MLA Bhuma Akhila Priya, 27, who lost her father and mother (both MLAs), will become a minister and is considered to be in Lokesh's good books. For Andhra Pradesh, it is time for another "sonrise" in politics. Read More

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Delhi records its hottest morning this year today, residents battle heat wave

Delhi records its hottest morning this year today, residents battle heat wave

Most parts of Odisha today experienced slight respite from the searing heat as the mercury dropped marginally though the temperature stood above 40 degrees Celsius in around a dozen places. These dry and hot winds are resulting in an increase in temperatures. According to the Met office, temperatures in Udhamsinghnagar, Pantnagar and Dehradun have broken records set 25 years back. Read More

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Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives in Chennai, begins 6 day India tour

Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives in Chennai, begins 6 day India tour

Projects worth $5 billion are expected to be discussed during the India visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, which started on Thursday, as the two sides look at inking more than a dozen business deals. Modi, during his visit to Malaysia previous year for the East Asia Summit, had agreed with Razak to enhance the defence cooperation between the two countries - a commitment they have now iterated. Read More

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Syrian refugee number passes 5m mark, United Nations reveals

The war in Syria has weakened Lebanon's economy, fuelled tension among Lebanese allied to the rival sides, and triggered a number of jihadist attacks. Hariri said the country has been "extremely lucky in making sure this crisis has not affected host communities, but we have stretched our luck". Hariri urged the global community to commit to spending the equivalent of $10-12,000 per refugee over a period of five to seven years, compared to the current level of foreign support equivalent to ... Read More

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Police release all 12 people arrested in connection with London attack

Police release all 12 people arrested in connection with London attack

All 12 people arrested in connection with the March 22 attack that left five people dead close to the British parliament have now been released without charge, London's Metropolitan Police said on Saturday. The attacker, Khalid Masood, aged 52, has also been formally identified. Masood killed Aysha Frade, 44, Kurt Cochran, 54, Leslie Rhodes, 75, and PC Keith Palmer, 48, when he drove a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking the police officer in the grounds of the ... Read More

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Kim Jong Nam's body enroute to Pyongyang

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the remains of a North Korean citizen killed in Malaysia were returned to the North via Beijing along with " relevant " North Korean citizens. Both countries had banned each other's citizens from leaving. "We hope they don't create a case like this again", Najib told reporters in the southern city of Chennai . Read More

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un Warns of 'Resolute Preemptive Attack' If

Following negotiations that he described as "very sensitive", Prime Minister Najib Razak said that North Korea had allowed the nine Malaysians to leave, and that Malaysia had agreed to release Mr Kim's remains to North Korea. - February 24: Malaysia says VX nerve agent, classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, was the poison used to kill Kim Jong-Nam. Read More

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US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

In a letter to Sen. In a letter confirming that they will conduct the investigation, the GAO said the review will include how the President's communications and classified information are secured while traveling, including whether a secure space for classified communications has been established at Mar-a-Lago, as well as what, if any, security measures are employed by the Secret Service to screen staff and guests at the resort. Read More

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Take fight against blackmoney, graft to next level: PM

Take fight against blackmoney, graft to next level: PM

Modi said the country had over the past few months witnessed an atmosphere in which people had in large numbers participated in the "Digidhan" movement for digital payments. He said it was a matter of pride that Rabindranath Tagore, who has authored the national anthems of Bangladesh and India, had given up his knighthood in protest against the 1919 massacre of people in Jallianwala Bagh by the British. Read More

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Widespread severe weather expected Wednesday

Widespread severe weather expected Wednesday

A few of these ongoing storms may be severe but are forecast to quickly diminish upon entering the Four State area. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of storms containing hail with a diameter of at least one inch, wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour, or both. Read More

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Appointed schools chief issue heads to Indiana Senate again

The second bill passed through the House 68-29 and faced a Senate committee hearing Monday. Sen. But GOP Senate leader David Long says substantial amendments to the House's version could allow the full Senate to take it up again. Mike Pence, a Republican, there were references to the acrimony and dysfunction of that era. "Many are parents are opting out of certain types of tests in their school districts, but we don't have consistent application of that from district-to-district across the ... Read More

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Yemen: 2 years, 50000 casualties and 1 disastrous food crisis

Yemen: 2 years, 50000 casualties and 1 disastrous food crisis

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has carried out relentless airstrikes, killing and injuring civilians and destroying civilian homes, property and infrastructure in indiscriminate attacks and attacks on civilian objects. In December the coalition admitted it had made "limited use" of British-made cluster bombs. Both parties have blocked or restricted critical relief supplies from reaching civilians. Read More

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Prosecutors seek Park's arrest

Park, for her part, has denied any allegations against her throughout the criminal investigation and while she faced impeachment. The scandal that brought down Park has dominated South Korean politics for months. Park was questioned by prosecutors earlier this week, becoming the fourth South Korean former president to be grilled. The Constitutional Court decided on March 10 to remove Park from office. Read More

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Pro-China leader for Hong Kong

Pro-China leader for Hong Kong

According to the BBC , groups that support Beijing were granted the most seats. She served as deputy to Hong Kong's outgoing leader Leung Chun-ying and is tainted by her association with an unpopular figure who was criticized for doing Beijing's bidding while in office. Read More

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