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At least 97 missing as migrant boat sinks off Libya

A total of 23 male survivors were rescued while clinging to a floating device, Ayoub Kassem added. DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/REUTERS Migrants rest on the deck of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Stat...

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Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

A narrow majority of Turks will vote "Yes", two opinion polls suggested on Thursday, putting his support at only a little over 51 per cent. Erdogan is predicting at least a 55 percent margin for "yes"...

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April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

Meanwhile, other viewers expressed their excitement about the birth through social media with hilarious giraffe memes. "Everybody are you watching?!" Male giraffes, according to Animal Adventure Pa...

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Activists marking Tax Day by demanding Trump release taxes

Without seeing his tax returns, we have no idea what he's hiding - shady business deals?" In a Quinnipiac University poll released on April 4, more than two-thirds of the respondents said Trump shou...

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Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Bava said he last paid his nearly-daily call on Morano on Friday. He said: "She thanked me and held my hand". Morano, born November 29, 1899, was believed to have been the last surviving person in t...

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India, Australia Ink 6 Pacts; To Boost Counter-Terror Cooperation

On a state visit to India , Mr Turnbull said he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between the two countries, but progress had...

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Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council: "We want to work with Russian Federation to advance a political process in Syria ". Tensions between Moscow and Washington have further aggravated ove...

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Pakistan says Indian spy facing death has right to appeal

Pakistan says Indian spy facing death has right to appeal

India on Friday made it clear that it will go to "any extent" to get justice for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after an army court found him guilty of...

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Police fire Georgia officers recorded assaulting man

A Georgia police officer was sacked Thursday after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head. a statement from the Gwinnett County Police Department says Officer Robert McDonald "step...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani registers to run for second term

It doesn't work this way, in the sense that you have many people within Iran who are shifting... Rouhani has also lost one of his main backers: heavyweight former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,...

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US governor brought down by humiliating sex scandal

Didn't matter to Bentley, now 74, that his colleagues had been calling for his resignation for years after tapes, recorded by Bentley's wife, surfaced in which the Republican governor professed his lo...

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FBI Was Investigating Trump Advisers; Now There's a Name

The Washington Post reported last night that the Department of Justice sought out and received a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page last summer while he was still connected to Donald...

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Chilliwack marks 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge victory

Hunter adds that honouring our country's veterans on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is just as important as doing so on Remembrance Day. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, more tha...

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Easter egg hunts set

The Kin Club is switching things up this year by moving away from using real eggs, which Cotton said produced a lot of food waste, and using a biodegradable type of plastic egg. "They graciously fund ...

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Led coalition airstrike mistakenly killed 18 Syrian rebels on April 11 - Pentagon

Led coalition airstrike mistakenly killed 18 Syrian rebels on April 11 - Pentagon

The strike on Tuesday in Tabqah in the central part of the country was supposed to target militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, but instead hit Syrian Democratic Forc...

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Trump has 'fantastic' relationship with intel community — Central Intelligence Agency head

The CIA director said the US intelligence community determined that Russian military intelligence used WikiLeaks to release information obtained through cyber operations against the Democratic Natio...

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IEA says global oil market nears balance even as stocks rise

IEA says global oil market nears balance even as stocks rise

The IEA expects non-OPEC output to rise by 400,000 barrels a day in 2017. But the organisation predicted supply would grow in coming months, with USA oil-producing firms driving the increase. In the...

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Five Things to consider about the Liberal government's plan to legalize pot

That means Canada's some 40 licensed medical marijuana producers stand to gain from first-mover advantage, said Vahan Ajamian, a research analyst at Beacon Securities. He was one of many industry watc...

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Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Comments: 'I Screwed Up'

While Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer was being drubbed for his Hitler chemical weapons gaffe, Boris Johnson was probably praying that the nearly identical comments he made in 2013 woul...

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Donald Trump's retreat in Florida hit with food safety violations

Donald Trump's retreat in Florida hit with food safety violations

This included raw and undercooked fish that had "not undergone proper parasite destruction", and meats - chicken, duck, beef, ham, etc. - that were stored at potentially unsafe temperatures. The Miam...

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At least 4 people shot at Atlanta transit station

At least 4 people shot at Atlanta transit station

I look back and see a guy's back and see his outstretched arm. The man then got up and walked to the back of the auto. "At that point, we got up, I grabbed the children and we ran to the front of the ...

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Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

A US statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. According to The Associated Press, a statement from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Sta...

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PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today

PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today

Wrapping up his four-day visit, Turnbull said India is now enormously important in the region. India and Australia inked six pacts including one aimed at boosting counter-terrorism cooperation after...

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Hillary Clinton responds to Syria strike

The former secretary of state did not mince words when she called for an independent investigation into Russia's involvement in the U.S. election process, according to The Telegraph . Speaking in N...

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Dorothy Mengering, mother of David Letterman, dies at 95

Dorothy Mengering, mother of David Letterman, dies at 95

She attended Indiana University for a year before marrying Harry Letterman , who preceded her in death in 1973. Mengering was one of the recurring characters who appeared on Letterman's NBC show ...

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Rockets from Sinai hit southern Israel

Rockets from Sinai hit southern Israel

In an unprecedented move, Israel closed its Taba border with Egypt earlier on Monday, fearing imminent attacks from the militant group. The order recommends that all Israeli tourists in the popular ...

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New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

NY is set to become the first US state to make tuition free for students at public state universities and community colleges if they come from low- and middle-income families, a proposal that has been...

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BC election underway after weeks of unofficial campaigning ends

BC election underway after weeks of unofficial campaigning ends

These add to promises already announced, including capping bridge tolls at $500 a year and a tax break for people who live in ferry-dependent communities. "People care about being able to have a job...

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No discrimination in name of caste, religion, colour: Rajnath

No discrimination in name of caste, religion, colour: Rajnath

Commenting on the alleged racial attacks on Nigerians in Delhi on a foreign TV channel, Vijay had said that Indians could not be racist because "we live with black people", who were "all around us", r...

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Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago

Mr. Trump had meant to press Mr. Xi for trade concessions and urge China to take a more active role in restraining North Korea's nuclear ambitions, but the high-stakes discussions that began Thursday ...

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PM Netanyahu Welcomes New US Ambassador 'to Jerusalem'

To the extent Trump cares not at all about democracy and human rights and/or seeks to double down on a philosophy of retrenchment, all US allies, including Israel, will suffer. On that matter, Obama a...

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Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

ISIS has faced a string of defeats over the past two years - most recently in Mosul where Iraqi forces have been battling to drive the extremists out of the western part of the city, a more densely ...

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Missed call helps UNC in final minute of NCAA title game

Missed call helps UNC in final minute of NCAA title game

Forward Isaiah Hicks's jump shot with 26 seconds left gave North Carolina a 68-65 lead before Williams-Goss, who had scored eight straight points for Gonzaga , was blocked on the other end. "Now ...

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Mohan Bhagwat seeks nationwide ban on cow slaughter, says violence 'defames' cause

Mohan Bhagwat seeks nationwide ban on cow slaughter, says violence 'defames' cause

While Congress said that plastic should be banned instead of cow slaughter, as eating plastic is a major cause of death among cows. Stating that "there is no law that asks you to commit violence", h...

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Le Pen: I will quit office if French reject eurozone exit

Last month an aide to staunchly pro-Europe French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron accused Russian Federation of trying to derail his campaign by spreading false rumours through state media....

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SNL destroys Pepsi, Kendall Jenner for that stupid commercial

SNL destroys Pepsi, Kendall Jenner for that stupid commercial

The ad was blasted on social media after its release, prompting Pepsi to pull the spot a day later. The creator of the ad says he was inspired by a 1967 photo of Jan Rose Kasmir , who was seen on...

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North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

The launch came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week, raising speculation that it might have been timed to get their attention. The...

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Sudan president, sought by ICC, welcomed by Jordan's king

This was an apparent reference to US President Donald Trump's previously stated intentions to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Last month, Gr...

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Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

Schiff's indication on CNN's " State of the Union " with Jake Tapper that he might oppose an immunity deal for the former adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign in exchange for testimony relat...

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A Trump national security adviser tapped as Singapore envoy

According to Bloomberg News, which first broke the news of McFarland's potential career change, McFarland has reportedly been asked to step down as the president's deputy national security advisor...

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Netanyahu to AIPAC: 'US & Israel will stand shoulder to shoulder' together

Pence, who was accompanied by his wife Karen, stressed that "President Trump has made it clear America stands alongside Israel". As Netanyahu spoke to the AIPAC conference by video from Jerusalem, Whi...

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Democrats push to link Syria strike, refugee ban

Democrats push to link Syria strike, refugee ban

Trump Jr. added the caption "This image says it all". The cautious approach towards Syrian refugees extended to the very end of the campaign, with Trump slamming Clinton's proposed increase in the...

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Trump lauds 'outstanding' relationship with Chinese leader

Before Thursday's night's dinner with their wives, Trump said he and Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship", and then joked , "I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothi...

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French candidate condemns 'criminal act' by US in Syria

French candidate condemns 'criminal act' by US in Syria

Le Pen's campaign manager David Rachline said on Twitter that local authorities had not done enough to secure the venue and had allowed far-left "militia" to come too close. Her nearest partners and...

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Somalia's new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13

Five soldiers and at least 8 civilians travelling in a passing minibus were killed, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer. Terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for t...

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17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia arrested in Norway explosive case

The device appeared to be capable of causing only a limited amount of damage, police said. Norway's police security service said it was taking over the investigation from local police. "Every restau...

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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

His comments come after the USA launched a missile strike on a Syrian military air base in retaliation for a chemical attack in northern Syria that the us blamed on the Assad regime. "Clearly, that ...

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North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile launch

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile launch

But Seoul has suspended nearly all civilian exchanges since a nuclear test by Pyongyang in January 2016, and amid a flurry of missile tests by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. was not afraid to exer...

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France hosts NYC events marking centennial of US in WWI

France hosts NYC events marking centennial of US in WWI

President Woodrow Wilson won re-election in 1916 with the slogan "He kept us out of war". The Coast dove incident took place a year before the Austrian-Hungarian archduke was assassinated, often consi...

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North Korea looks ready for further provocations

Initial U.S. and South Korean assessments had suggested it might have been a more advanced KN-15 solid-fuel missile whose first publicly known test occurred in February. The roughly 35-minute phone ca...

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