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Expert team to probe Syrian sarin gas attack

Russia's foreign minister says Moscow expects the United Nations' chemical weapons watchdog to conduct an extensive probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria. Using the incident as a pretext, United States warships in the Mediterranean launched a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles against Shayrat Airfield in Syria's Homs Province on April 7. Read More

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May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad - UK PM's office

U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. US officials in Washington have also raised that prospect. "I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", Tillerson said of Russia's ally. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to travel to Moscow this week and the spokeswoman for May said the two leaders had agreed during their conversation that the visit was an ... Read More

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UP wants to know stand of women on triple talaq

UP wants to know stand of women on triple talaq

A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 petitions against the Islamic divorce practice of triple talaq that is said to be biased against women. "So, we will try to attain justice in this", the Union Minister said. They will hold talks with women organisations to know the opinion of Muslim women on the matter. Read More

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Sessions Calls for Prosecution of Those Who 'Harbor' Undocumented 'Aliens'

We mean global criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Sessions' visit comes amid new questions over the future of Trump's promised border wall. "And it is here that criminal aliens and the coyotes and the document-forgers seek to overthrow our system of lawful immigration", he said. Read More

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Trump's Attack on Syria Killed Four Children, State News Agency Claims

Trump's Attack on Syria Killed Four Children, State News Agency Claims

The Syrian Arab News Agency, which is monitored by President Assad's Ministry of Information, claims that nine civilians were killed even though the airbase was attacked at 3.45am local time. Nasr al-Hariri, chief negotiator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said on Twitter that the strikes "should they continue, would kick off a correct start in combating terrorism". Read More

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India, China bury differences to fight off piracy attempt

India, China bury differences to fight off piracy attempt

The Chinese navy sent a team of 18 men to sanitise the 178-metre merchant vessel, with the Indian Navy providing the communication link and air cover with its helicopters. At their peak in the early 2010's, Somali pirate gangs were responsible for hundreds of attacks on commercial ships traveling in the Gulf of Aden, the western Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Read More

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Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital buy Intrawest in $1.5-billion US deal

Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital buy Intrawest in $1.5-billion US deal

Up to Friday's close, Intrawest's shares had risen 49 per cent since January 12, the day before Reuters reported that it was working with investment banks on a possible sale. Michael Pidwirny, a professor at the University of British Columbia who has made climate models predicting the effect of warmer winters on Canadian ski resorts, said one good ski season on the West coast may have been enough to return resort operators to optimism. Read More

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Two adults dead, two kids shot at California school

They said Anderson had a criminal history that included domestic violence and weapons charges. Both of the children who were hit were standing behind Smith. As the buses pulled away, some parents stayed alongside, waving and trying to recognize their children inside. One answer, he said, would be for all schools to sweep everyone who entered with metal detectors like those used at airports and sports venues. Read More

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Malala Receives Top U.N. Honor to Promote Girls Education

Malala Receives Top U.N. Honor to Promote Girls Education

Aged 17, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of Nobel Peace Prize. "I stood here on this stage nearly three-and-a-half years ago...and I told the world that education is a basic human right of every girl..." The Pakistani education activist came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 as she was leaving school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, northwest of the country's capital Islamabad. Read More

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High Court Greenlights Impeachment Proceedings For Alabama Governor

The Supreme Court asked both sides to file briefs by Monday morning. Lawyers for the governor rushed to court and appeared before two judges to stop the impeachment proceedings, which were set to begin Monday. Bentley has insisted nothing he did was illegal and said Friday he would not resign. The governor Friday apologized for his actions, but criticized those who he said had "taken pleasure in humiliating and shaming me and shaming my family, shaming my friends". Read More

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Europe Lays Out Approach to Brexit Negotiations

Europe Lays Out Approach to Brexit Negotiations

The European Union said it is willing to discuss a free trade deal with the United Kingdom but it is only going to finalize it once the country has officially left the bloc. Tusk said the European Union will not punish Britain in the negotiations, saying that Brexit itself is "punitive enough". Negotiations on future trade relations between the United Kingdom and EU could begin as early as this autumn, European Council president Donald Tusk has indicated. Read More

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Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Police have not released the names of the shooter and victims. Equinox member Shed Boren told The Herald the incident involved a disgruntled trainer: "I had just left Equinox, " he said. The police department surrounded the mall. By 1:40 pm, police reported the area was safe and secured. General Manager Tim Hartog said supporters kept running inside and covered up under tables while others hurried out the indirect access before police set the eatery on lockdown. Read More

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Weather Service confirms southwest MS tornado

Additionally, an isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out, especially to the south of the region, she added. Chatham Emergency Management Agency spokesman Randall Mathews said the agency expects the severe thunderstorms between 2 p.m. Severe Weather Forecast. According to the NWS, there is a marginal risk of severe weather in the northwest USA today, Friday April 7, with strong winds and hail possible. Read More

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Latest NKorean missile was a Scud

China fears a North Korean regime collapse would lead to a refugee crisis and may bring the USA military presence closer to its borders. They said it flew about 40 miles from its launch site near Sinpo, a port city on the North's east coast where a submarine base is located. Read More

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Obama aide says intel not used to spy on Trump advisers

When the MSNBC anchor pressed the former national security adviser over whether she spied on the Trump transition team and unmasked their names for political purposes, Rice said surveillance was well within her job description. The Trump camp had initially denied the numerous secret meetings that various members had with Russian officials here in the United States, in Russia and other parts of the world. Read More

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