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Belgium sorry it helped get Saudi Arabia on UN rights panel

Belgium sorry it helped get Saudi Arabia on UN rights panel

A Saudi Arabian man who posted videos of himself disparaging the Prophet Muhammad and renouncing Islam on Twitter had his second appeal against a 2015 death sentence denied earlier this week. "If yo...

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Media Freedom 'Never Been So Threatened'

Media Freedom 'Never Been So Threatened'

The media rights group pointed in particular to democratic countries as places where press freedoms declined during the past year. China, Syria , Turkmenistan, Eritrea and North Korea marked the last...

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U.S. regulator wants to reverse net neutrality

The first step in Pai's plan to reverse broadband Title II reclassification was to circulate a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking input on a recommendation that would cause broadband to agai...

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China Launches Second Aircraft, Showing off Growing Navy Power

Zhang Junshe, an expert with the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told the PLA Daily previous year that the Chinese navy sought to gain experience with con...

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Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry share candid conversation

William and Harry acknowledged in a video with William's wife Kate , released yesterday as part of their campaign to tackle mental health, that they had bottled up their feelings about Dian...

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South Korea disputes Trump's remarks on trade, missile defense system

South Korea disputes Trump's remarks on trade, missile defense system

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the US or pay for the USA missile defense system. Geng also emphasized that China had played an ac...

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Twitter user growth beats estimates in Q1

Twitter's advertising revenue fell 11% to $ 474m in the quarter, above the average analyst estimate of $442.7m, according to market research firm FactSet StreetAccount. It reported net losses of...

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Turkey Air Strikes On Kurds In Syria And Iraq Spark US Concern

However, Turkey has accused U.S. Kurdish allies - the People's Protection Units, a Kurdish militia in Syria, and the Syrian Democratic Forces - of supporting the PKK. Toner also noted that the Ira...

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Now Russia says Syria chemical attack might have been staged

Now Russia says Syria chemical attack might have been staged

The group had earlier certified that Syria disposed of its stockpiles and was dismantling product facilities under a deal Russian Federation helped broker with the U.S.in 2013. Russian Federation on F...

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Turkish court rejects opposition bid to appeal referendum

The assembly's monitoring committee raised concerns over constitutional amendments that were approved this month in a national referendum amid a state of emergency. "The country is weeding out FETÖ me...

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Philippines investigates secret police jail

Philippines investigates secret police jail

Philippine police are investigating a station chief after the country's Commission on Human Rights discovered a secret jail cell inside the station where a dozen detainees complained they were being h...

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Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

Unless new drugs can be obtained by the state of Arkansas, or an alternative form of capital punishment is put in place, the remaining Arkansas death row inmates will live. Williams broke out less tha...

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German politicians approve ban on full-face veils for public servants

German politicians approve ban on full-face veils for public servants

The move follows several jihadist attacks, including a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives and an unprecedented arrival of migrants and refugees. Some right-wing politici...

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Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

Last rites were performed at Worli crematorium in the evening. Industry people have been paying respect to Vinod in different ways. I call him in the middle of the night and express the loneliness. Bo...

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Jabrill Peppers selected by Cleveland Browns at No. 25

Unlike numerous top picks who were in Philadelphia walking the red carpet and hugging Commissioner Roger Goodell on a stage in front of 70,000 fans, Garrett was with family and friends in Texas when h...

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Obama's back Monday in first public appearance since leaving presidency

He told the audience that young people were the key to solving the nation's most daunting problems. "It was on these streets where I witnessed the power of faith, and the quiet dignity of working ...

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President Trump's first 100 days

That is when Marge , who is watching it all with Homer on TV she realises she is out of Prozac. But the onetime anti-establishment candidate who promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington appear...

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Audience groans as Ivanka Trump defends father in Berlin

If Trump is going to start a dialog on women's issues, she's best to start with the person who needs it most, her father. "‶I've certainly heard the criticism from the media, that's been perpetuated...

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Klitschko has his prediction for the Joshua fight ... sewn into his robe

And I think it's a 50/50 fight. "The only person who is going to be able to open it up and watch it, is the person who is going to buy this robe with the stick". "I could have said I'm not ready, bu...

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Jean-Marine Le Pen criticizes Marine for laid-back campaigning

Jean-Marine Le Pen criticizes Marine for laid-back campaigning

His opposing candidate, Le Pen, also criticised Macron stating, "all French people saw that he had the feeling he'd already won". (AP Photo/Francois Mori). In the twenty-four hours following the ann...

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Boris Johnson's sister joins Lib Dems to battle against hard Brexit

Last year, Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson was among the most high-profile advocates of Brexit. Boris Johnson entered the election fray in typical style, calling the Labour leader a "mutton-headed mugw...

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Trump expected to sign expanded drilling order Friday

On April 26, Trump signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, to review national monuments designated by previous presidents under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to explore the...

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Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Macron, a staunch backer of the European Union, is leading the polls. With polls showing about a third of Fillon's supporters ready to back Le Pen versus about 60 percent for Macron, the anti-EU c...

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Investors take another look at opinion polls after French vote

Investors take another look at opinion polls after French vote

Analysts said Le Pen might find more support amid right-wing voters anxious by security issues and Europe's open borders, who backed either conservative Francois Fillon or nationalist Nicolas Dupont-A...

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Soccer referee seeks to send off senior Scottish nationalist in UK election

Just 37 percent of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held "tomorrow", according to the Kantar poll. The Conservatives are on course to recapture their traditional Scottis...

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Gambhir to sponsor education of children of CRPF martyrs

Their attack on the CRPF jawan was in retaliation to Operation Green Hunt launched by the government against Naxals, they claimed. "Vikalp" also reiterated his party's opposition to road constructio...

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Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

He left the prison less than three weeks into a life term for killing University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff cheerleader Dominique Hurd in 1998. The state accelerated the schedule because its supply...

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'The Simpsons' brutally skewers Trump's first 100 days in office

Mr Trump however seems to be happy with the progress he has made in his first 100 days in office - which is officially on Saturday. Kellyanne Conway walks in and declares, "I am not replacing him"...

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Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump products

Trump's family-run White House has reportedly experienced friction with his chief strategist Steve Bannon. First Daughter Ivanka Trump's lifestyle business is booming thanks to a controversial plug ...

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Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

Security Council on Friday to press for tougher global sanctions on North Korea. There was been no change in South Korea's position that the United States bears the cost of the Thaad anti-missile defe...

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AAP Punjab's in-charge Sanjay Singh quits post

AAP Punjab's in-charge Sanjay Singh quits post

Prompted into immediate action, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for an urgent meeting. The BJP on Wednesday retained the three municipal corporations in the national capi...

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Pence says United States stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

Pence says United States stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

Three months on, China's calling for calm amid warnings from Pyongyang's United Nations envoy of possible thermonuclear war, while the White House stresses that its long-held policy of "strategic pati...

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United Kingdom signals willingness to strike Assad forces in Syria

Mr Johnson said that the question of whether parliamentary approval would be needed for any military action "needs to be tested". Damascus denied any involvement in the chemical attack, and the Syri...

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Palestinian hunger strike sparks clashes with Israeli forces in Bethlehem

Furthermore, the Palestinian Detainees' Committee and the Palestinian Prisoner Society have reported that the prison authority in Galboa' Israeli prison has prevented the lawyers from visiting with hu...

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China urges South Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment

China urges South Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment

Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. A spokesperson with South Korea's Ministry...

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