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US signals openness to Assad staying put

Turkey is concerned that the plan could strengthen Syrian Kurdish fighters it regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a Kurdish separatist group outlawed in Turkey. Turkey has called ...

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Secretary general of ANC, business leaders not happy with South African reshuffle

Secretary general of ANC, business leaders not happy with South African reshuffle

Nine ministers along with six deputies were also hit by Thursday's reshuffle exercise. Currency broker at Capilis Asset Management Giacomo Bonavera said the rand would react more sharply to bad news...

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Centre to review legality of airlines blacklisting Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Centre to review legality of airlines blacklisting Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Budget carrier IndiGo said Friday that it will support any move that bars unruly passengers from flying. "We believe that exemplary action should be taken in such incidents to protect employee morale ...

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges "No" Vote on Judge Gorsuch

Gorsuch is in the mold of Scalia, and Democrats are justified in opposing him. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., also announced on Thursday that they would filibuster Gorsuch. It woul...

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Donald Trump's revised 'judge proof' travel ban hits a roadblock

Donald Trump's revised 'judge proof' travel ban hits a roadblock

District Judge Theodore Chuang on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction, an order that can be immediately appealed. President Donald Trump is moving his travel ban fight to Virginia. He also cal...

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Judge Indefinitely Extends Injunction On Trump's Muslim Ban

Though Pres. Trump redrafted the executive order after it was blocked by several federal courts, Watson said the revised version still appears to be driven by anti-Muslim sentiment. Chuang and Watso...

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Malaysia releases Kim Jong-nam's body to North Korea

Bombardier Global Express aircraft was supposed to depart from the airport at 6.30pm Thursday Malaysian time, but was postponed to 7.45pm (Malaysian time). - Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 ― The ...

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Mexico City Fights Sexual Harassment By Putting Penises On Subway Seats

Mexico City Fights Sexual Harassment By Putting Penises On Subway Seats

The seat does what it says on the tin - it is literally a seat that is moulded into the shape of a man with a man-hood attached. The designated seat is intentionally created to make it uncomfortable...

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Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

Toxicological tests revealed the presence of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine in Belgacem's body, said Paris prosecutor's office spokesperson Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre. Police said they were questioning ...

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'Read my lips - no': Putin denies Russian meddling in United States presidential election

'Read my lips - no': Putin denies Russian meddling in United States presidential election

The forum's moderator Geoff Cutmore of CNBC couldn't refrain from asking Putin about the current poor state of relations between Moscow and Washington, caused by accusations of Russia's meddling...

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Chuck Barris, Creator of The Gong Show, Master Showman (1929 - 2017)

Chuck Barris, Creator of The Gong Show, Master Showman (1929 - 2017)

Winners received a prize of $516.32. Due to the sheer insanity of the show many people considered Barris to be the Jerry Springer of his time. Barris, though, argued that his antics were tame compar...

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Rep. Poe Resigns From House Freedom Caucus Over Health Care Stance

However, investors on Wall Street worry the healthcare Bill's defeat bodes poorly for tax reform. Ryan has previously said Republicans were sticking to the August target, according to the publicatio...

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Malaysia Agrees To Release Kim Jong Nam's Body Amid Diplomatic Crisis

Despite having flown rescue missions into conflict areas like Libya, Lieutenant-Colonel Hasrizan Kamis, who flew the nine stranded Malaysians in North Korea home on Friday (March 31), only started...

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Amash responds to President Trump's Freedom Caucus tweet

Amash responds to President Trump's Freedom Caucus tweet

He also suggested he'd fight them, and Democrats, in the 2018 midterm elections if necessary. The Freedom Caucus members even received a backup tweet by Rep. The Democrats' gesture to Trump afte...

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Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas meets Trump envoy at Arab summit

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas meets Trump envoy at Arab summit

In the past, Israel has balked at the plan's proposed scope of withdrawals and its call for a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. The trio looked at "efforts to back the Palestin...

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Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

Establishing a new settlement may be a way for Netanyahu to appease far-right members of his coalition government who are likely to object to any concessions to United States demands for restraints on...

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Secretary general says ANC not happy with S.African reshuffle

Secretary general says ANC not happy with S.African reshuffle

The African National Congress, which led the fight against apartheid and came to power under Nelson Mandela in 1994, was rocked by the clear-out of senior figures including finance minister Pravin G...

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Trump warns GOP Freedom Caucus after failed health bill

Trump himself thanked Nunes for the helping hand. "That's what we're going to stick to". Some 26 percent said House Democrats were most responsible and 23 percent blamed House Republicans. The House, ...

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White House says new information has emerged on Russia probe

This information further raises the question of why the meeting was held on the White House grounds. The White House danced around a report in the New York Times that two White House officials prov...

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Trump directly attacks Freedom Caucus members on Twitter over healthcare battle

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Freedom Caucus, acknowledged he was doing a lot of "self-critiquing" after the health care defeat. Later, Amash told Fox News that "most people don't t...

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China's Xi to meet Trump next week in Mar-a-Lago, Florida

According to the tweets by the U.S. president, his meeting with Xi at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on April 6 and 7 would not be easy "in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits. "...

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Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight

Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight

By late afternoon, Trump called out Jordan by name, saying in another Tweet , if the congressman "would get on board we would have both great healthcare and massive tax cuts & reform". And Rep. Jim...

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Queensland faces clean-up after Cyclone Debbie moves on

Heavy rain and damaging winds are said to continue thrashing Queensland for hours to come, as locals digest the extent of the damage. Cyclone Debbie, which has been upgraded to a Category four storm...

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SKorean prosecutors question another corporate bigwig

Lee now under pretrial detention on the bribery charge. "My own criteria to accept cases or not is this: if a person is a bad person no matter how positive public opinions are about that man, I woul...

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Ignoring Scotland mandate for vote would shatter UK: Sturgeon

Support for Scottish independence is lower than the last referendum in 2014, according to a new poll. Nicola Sturgeon is to warn the Prime Minister she will "shatter beyond repair" the notion th...

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Body of Kim Jung Nam to Be Returned to North Korea

North Korea has insisted that Kim died of a heart attack and demanded the release of his remains. He didn't say whether Kim's body had already left Malaysia. In addition to releasing the body, Malaysi...

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Malaysian PM's fan moment: Selfie with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth

Malaysian PM's fan moment: Selfie with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth

Briefing reporters, Jaideep Mazumdar, joint secretary (South) in the foreign ministry, said, "Projects under discussion during the visit would amount to around $5 billion", and around 15 business agre...

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Maoists attack Odisha railway station to oppose Modi visit

Maoists attack Odisha railway station to oppose Modi visit

The Maoists then pulled the station staff out of the office. Bhubaneswar: Around 15-20 Maoists attacked a railway station in Odisha's Rayagada district early Friday, protesting Prime Minister Nare...

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Rex Tillerson says Assad's fate to be decided by Syrian people

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who is on a visit to Turkey. With relatively few American soldiers on the ground in Syria, the U...

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North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

HB2, dubbed the "bathroom bill", declares that state law overrides all local ordinances concerning wages, employment and public accommodations. Cooper said the protections are temporarily delayed, a...

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Court approves request to arrest former South Korean president Park Geun-hye

Court approves request to arrest former South Korean president Park Geun-hye

Prosecutors had submitted 120,000 pages of documents to the judge. Live television footage showed a black sedan carrying her to the detention facility from the prosecutor's office where she had been...

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Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion

Health Reform: One of the more depressing aspects of the failed ObamaCare replacement bill was that it exposed how many Republicans have become ardent defenders of Medicaid - a "poverty" program tha...

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Hong Kong protests: Nine activists 'to be charged'

Last fall, Beijing stepped in to disqualify two protest leaders who were elected to Hong Kong's legislative council in a territory-wide vote. She received 777 votes from Hong Kong's 1,200-member...

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Senate committee probe on Russian interference in United States election begins Thursday

Senate committee probe on Russian interference in United States election begins Thursday

The Oregon Democrat says fishy real estate deals and money laundering might mean that the "Russian government may be only a step or two away" from American institutions. The House Intelligence panel's...

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Why Is the Justice Department Trying to Silence Sally Yates?

Why Is the Justice Department Trying to Silence Sally Yates?

Nunes' ties with President Donald Trump's administration were first put into question last week when he announced in a press conference that the Trump campaign has been subject to incidental gover...

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