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Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Three more members of the Abu Sayyaf Group, who made the botched incursion last April 11, were killed during a firefight with government security forces in the hinterlands of Clarin, Bohol Saturday. I...

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France on Edge on Eve of Unpredictable Presidential Election

Cheurfi, 39, a French national who lived with his mother in the eastern Paris suburb of Chelles, had spent some 14 years in prison from 2001 for crimes including gun attacks on law enforcement offic...

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Trump says Paris attack will have "big effect" on French election

Le Pen visited Trump Tower in January although she did not meet with the then-president-elect. "No one is able to say who will be the victor as many things could happen at last minutes", he told X...

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Why Mike Pence visited Indonesia

In South Korea and Japan, Pence played down protectionist declarations of "America first" and reaffirmed United States treaty commitments to the security of the two countries as tensions rise over Pyo...

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UB students react to New York State free tuition plan

UB students react to New York State free tuition plan

NY students whose families make up to $100,000 per year will be eligible for free tuition at the state's public colleges in the fall of 2017. In a statement on Saturday, Gov. Because we made the d...

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At least 12 killed in Venezuela riots

After tense negotiations with security forces blocking their way, protesters in Caracas were allowed to march to their destination, the headquarters of the Catholic bishops' conference. The court pa...

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Injuries mount up for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

Injuries mount up for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

Marcos Rojo picked up a left knee injury during his side's Europa League quarter-final second leg tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford on 20 April. United were facing the prospect of a penalty sho...

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What Ontario's new housing plan means for renters

What Ontario's new housing plan means for renters

Rent increases on newer buildings may be limited to about 1.5 percent above the inflation rate, which was at 2 percent in February, the Toronto Star reported. The province of Ontario, where the red-...

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Turkish lawmaker hits out at OECD vote criticism

Turkish lawmaker hits out at OECD vote criticism

The results of recent referendum showed that the Turkish citizens have voted for the country's transition to the presidential form of government: 51.4% of voters voted for it, while 48.8% - against am...

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Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands

Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands

Officials said there were more than 100 in the smoke. An additional 5,000 homes were in a voluntary evacuation order, officials said. Twenty-five Broward County firefighters are preparing to head ...

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Where's U.S. aircraft carrier going?

Where's U.S. aircraft carrier going?

This contradicts earlier announcements by USA authorities that the supercarrier strike group was heading towards the Korean Peninsula amid possibilities of North Korean provocations. During a White...

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Russian ships in Manila for goodwill visit

Russian ships in Manila for goodwill visit

But we can go into partnerships in mutually beneficial activities", he added. Esperon said, Duterte's trip to Russian Federation will push through in May, and that the two countries might discuss de...

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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

The undocumented royal has no need for the identification, although other members of the royal family have passports, including The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles . A thousand beacons were lit ...

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Pence reinforces U.S. ties with Australia

In January, US president Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull clashed over the agreement that strained ties between the countries. "President Trump has made it clear that we'll honour the agreement - that doesn...

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Champs Elysees Shooting What we know about Paris attack

Eventually freed after serving most of his sentence, he was arrested again this year on suspicion of preparing an attack on police - but was released due to lack of evidence. The attack on the Champs-...

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'It just never ends.' Trump decries Paris attack, suggests terror link

President heralded his " great friend " Luciano Pavarotti. Trump however made clear he does not see a United States role in Libya, saying the country was over extended elsewhere. He said continued...

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North Korea propaganda video shows missile attack destroying United States city

North Korea's nuclear weapons programme poses a "serious threat" to Australia unless it is stopped by the worldwide community, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is warning. The reclusive state...

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Taliban kills eight soldiers at army HQ in northern Afghanistan

The facility in Balkh province is home to the Afghan army's 209th Corps. An army spokesman for the region, Qahar Aram, gave a different account in a phone interview. Afghan civilians were also proba...

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Chechnya denies imprisoning, torturing gays, claiming they don't exist there

Chechnya denies imprisoning, torturing gays, claiming they don't exist there

A report from the Russian newspaper, Novoya Gazeta , identifies a former military headquarters in the town of Argun as the site of the camp. "We have received about 30 unique messages since April...

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Pence in Indonesia With Trade on Agenda

Mr Pence and Mr Turnbull. "I bring greetings this morning from the President of the United States", Pence told Turnbull and other Australian officials ahead of their meeting. USA military officials ...

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Trump executive order aims to simplify tax code

Trump, like Reagan in 1980, believes that his tax cuts will pump billions into the economy in new business investments and consumer spending which, in turn, will create a cycle of prosperity through f...

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Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection

Yildirim said the "the path to seek rights" should be limited to legal objections. The referendum on constitutional amendments that would expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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USS Carl Vinson Deployment Near North Korea Extended

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn't mislead or misspeak when he indicated last week that an "armada" was steaming toward North Korea in a sho...

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Justice Dept. sends warning letter to sanctuary cities

The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy, with the Trump administration threatening to crack down on so-ca...

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North Korea warns Americans: 'Don't mess with us'

Reclusive North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday, which followed a huge d...

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Russia: Talks with U.S. won't lead to immediate action

Russia: Talks with U.S. won't lead to immediate action

During a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President Donald Trump said Washington's relations with Moscow are at an "all time low", adding, "We're not getting al...

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Driver speaks about viral encounter with former Gwinnett County police officers

Driver speaks about viral encounter with former Gwinnett County police officers

Both officers then struggle with the driver, who is still prone on the ground, and appear to search his pockets. Racial tensions have been strained in recent months, however, after Gwinnett County Com...

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'Unchecked' Iran Could Become Another North Korea

He said he believes Iran's destabilizing actions "all over the Middle East and beyond" are violating the spirit of the accord, though the State Department this week certified that Tehran is comply...

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East Texas organization promotes child abuse awareness

East Texas organization promotes child abuse awareness

Although there was a slight drop in Howard County between 2014 and 2015, the stats on child abuse continue an upward trend from 18.6 per 1,000 children under 18 in 2011 to 21.9 in 2015. Inflicting men...

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Jakarta on Alert as Voters Head to Polls to Choose Next Governor

Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama takes his seat for his court hearing in Jakarta on Thursday. Indonesian social media users likened the election outcome to the shock results of the ...

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Paris terror attack hasn't boosted Marine Le Pen election chances, says journalist

The election has markets on edge as two of the candidates, Le Pen and Melenchon, have campaigned on euro-skeptic platforms. It was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday before a shootout on Paris' C...

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Champs-Élysées terror attack: Suspect turned himself in, ISIS claimed responsibility

French President Francois Hollande said that the shooting was suspected to be " of a terrorist nature " and promised "absolute vigilance" in the next two days ahead of presidential elections on Su...

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Pence says USA will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia

Pence is now on a tour of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia that is aimed at smoothing some of the rougher edges of Trump's rhetoric. "We think there are opportunities to clear open the wa...

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Putin Congratulates Turkey's Erdogan Over Vote-Expanding Powers

According to unofficial results, the Yes campaign won with 51.41 percent, while the No votes stood at 48.59 percent. Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) rejected on Wednesday main opposition p...

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All bets are off for French presidential election

All bets are off for French presidential election

Le Pen too had earlier taken a characteristically tough stance against Islamic extremism, branding it a "barbaric and monstrous totalitarian ideology" and insisting France immediately take back co...

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