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After Saudi stop, Germany' Merkel heads to neighboring UAE

After Saudi stop, Germany' Merkel heads to neighboring UAE

Saudi Arabia has also been controversially elected to a United Nations women's rights panel, despite the severe legal restrictions that it places on its own population. Ms Merkel has called for the burqa to be banned in Germany, saying it was " not acceptable in our county ". Most Saudi women wear the full face veil, known as the niqab, in line with the kingdom's conservative Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. Read More

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Gain new skills during vacation: Modi to youth

Gain new skills during vacation: Modi to youth

And when I'm saying EPI in place of VIP, the essence of my sentiment is clear - every person is important. "If we all get together (as EPIs) we will have the power to fulfil the most audacious dreams", Modi said. The concept of sabka sath, sabka vikas is not confined to India but is relevant globally too, especially in the context of the neighbourhood, he said. Read More

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People's Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

People's Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

For the second weekend in a row, thousands of environmentalists plan to descend on the nation's capital and hold marches throughout the country, this time to resist President Donald Trump's efforts to derail US climate action. Beneath bright sunshine and temperatures soaring into the high 80s, marchers floated balloons and carried signs. Marchers then plan to move to the White House and end up at the Washington Monument. Read More

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Sharp Rise in Bets for Le Pen Victory in Second-Round: Oddschecker

Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method of ritual slaughter without stunning. Her slogan is "In the Name of the People" and she promises to "Put France in Order". Le Pen said on TF1 TV on Tuesday that "there is a revolt of the people against the elite" seen in Britain's Brexit vote and in the election of U.S. Read More

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Are we forgetting the Anzacs?

The Anzacs were keen to fight to help secure safe passage for the Allied navies, but on their arrival they were met with immediate gunfire. But the plan backed by Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, was flawed and the campaign, which faced a heroic defence by the Turks, led to stalemate and withdrawal eight months later. Read More

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Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

This week he signed an executive order this week which would direct federal agencies to " Buy American, Hire American ". "It's encouraging to know that our elected officials at the highest levels of government recognize the importance of American manufacturing and American workers and have chosen Snap-on to highlight this vital focus", he said . Read More

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Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

FDNY members were on the scene of a large blaze in Queens Sunday afternoon. Thirty-nine units and 168 personnel fought the blaze, which was declared under control at 4:25 p.m., officials said. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries; no other people were injured. The house next door was damaged in the fire. A neighbor told the New York Post that she saw a baby who was very badly burned being carried from the home. Read More

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Presidents Obama, Clinton were 'outplayed' by North Korea

Presidents Obama, Clinton were 'outplayed' by North Korea

Do you remember when George W. Bush declared North Korea part of the axis of evil and he said "The United States of America will not permit the world's most unsafe regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons". "Donald Trump's aggressive behavior has resurrected distrust and ill-will towards America, something that has characterized Russian society for the last two decades", continued Fedorov. Read More

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Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

Nicknamed 'the mother of all bombs, ' the weapon was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan. 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. Read More

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North Korean test missile explodes on launch

North Korean test missile explodes on launch

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarised border between North and South Korea on Monday and reiterated that the U.S. "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. "Beijing should make clear to Pyongyang through diplomatic channels: if the DPRK in spite of the opposition of the global community (carry out a sixth nuclear test), China should cut off the vast majority of their oil supply and China should support the Security Council to pass new sanctions including this ... Read More

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Samples from Syrian attack test positive for sarin

A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. The Syrian army meanwhile issued a statement saying that the US -led coalition attacked a position of the Islamic State group in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, killing hundreds of fighters and civilians, many of them from poisonous gas. Read More

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Inter Milan v AC Milan Betting Tips

Inter Milan v AC Milan Betting Tips

The Derby della Madonnina took place in Northern Italy on Saturday morning as AC Milan played rival Inter Milan. Pressure has been mounting on Pioli, while the mood in the Milan camp has been one of positivity following six victories in their last nine and the long-awaited completion of the €740million takeover by Chinese investors this week. Read More

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Trump says US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said it was Russia's eighth veto in support of President Bashar Assad's regime and asked: "How could anyone look at the faces of lifeless children" and yet veto this resolution? Russian Federation also accused the United States of firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the base to divert attention from Iraq, where a March airstrike by the USA -led global coalition killed about 150 civilians in Mosul. Read More

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Jeff Sessions urges DHS to increase prosecutions at US borders

Sessions said the administration will bring more felony prosecutions against immigrants entering the country illegally. He said, "when we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean?" In a Tuesday speech at a Nogales, Arizona border port of entry, Sessions served notice that the Justice Department is cracking down on illegal immigration, and this time the gloves are off, with real felony charges looming instead of a slap on the wrist if they promise not to do it again. Read More

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Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Capriles lost narrowly in the 2013 election that brought Maduro to the presidency after the death of his mentor Hugo Chavez - father of Venezuela's "socialist revolution". On the same day, at least 26 people were injured in the protest near the University of Carabobo in the country's north. Maduro didn't comment Friday during an appearance on state TV about the comptroller general's order containing the ban on Capriles' ability to run. Read More

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Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice 'unmasking' news

Rice's interview came amid a growing controversy that the Obama administration abused US intelligence to spy on the Trump campaign and leak intelligence to the press to hurt Trump. "Well I think the American people have a right to know what was going on". And Republicans can talk in open hearings, and to reporters, about the Rice-unmasking narrative - not Russian cyberattacks or potential collusion with Trump aides. Read More

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Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

Trump authorized the missile strike after the Syrian regime was blamed for a horrific chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including children. Along with its rapidly advancing nuclear and long-range missile capabilities, it has its artillery and short-range missiles trained on Seoul , the capital of USA ally South Korea and a city of more than 10 million people. Read More

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