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United States lawmakers hold knife-edge vote on Obamacare repeal

US President Donald Trump said [statement] the bill would reduce insurance premiums and deductibles, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said [statement] it would leave 24 million more peo...

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Quick guide: The French presidential election

So Britain loses if Macron is voted into office on Sunday, and the European Union wins. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. local time, or 2 a.m. Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen are displaye...

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Human Rights Watch: Turkish nationals to face torture if extradited by Malaysia

Human Rights Watch: Turkish nationals to face torture if extradited by Malaysia

The police confirmation came after Karaman was seen on CCTV recordings circulated on social media being forced into an unmarked auto by five unknown men at a carpark in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur . Mr ...

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Trump says forging peace in Middle East may not be so tough

Trump — who met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') at the White House on Wednesday — isn't giving details about how the process might work. But he added that peace with Is...

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Mnuchin predicts USA tax cuts will bring 3pc growth by 2019

However, the fact is that middle-income earners will be relatively unaffected by the plan, with the ending result simply harming the lower-class and benefiting the top 1%. Republicans have long argu...

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Texas officer involved in fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards has been fired

Texas officer involved in fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards has been fired

Edwards wasn't armed when he was shot and killed . Edwards was in the passengers seat in a vehicle driven by his brother when Oliver shot him with a rifle, striking him in the head. The Dallas Coun...

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Senate approves measure to fund the government through September

Senate approves measure to fund the government through September

President Trump didn't shy away from gloating after Congress passed the GOP's new health care bill - and, in fact, decided it was the ideal time to point out. Other provisions contained in the spendin...

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Vatican, Myanmar establish relations as Suu Kyi visits

Vatican, Myanmar establish relations as Suu Kyi visits

She travelled to the United States in September, when Obama agreed to drop all remaining sanctions against Myanmar, an worldwide pariah for decades under junta rule. But given that the Nobel Peace Pri...

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Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead

Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead

On Thursday, a spokesperson of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD, or Unidad) coalition announced that over 220 people were injured on the second day of this week's protests. The circumstances of th...

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Former South African presidents engage in 'national crisis' dialogue

Former South African presidents engage in 'national crisis' dialogue

Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and FW De Klerk's foundations along with five others launched the National Foundation Dialogue Initiative in Johannesburg on Friday, with all three leaders addressing ...

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Dangal becomes the 2nd movie viewed film in China on first day

Dangal becomes the 2nd movie viewed film in China on first day

Dangal has opened in China with record number of screens and has made Rs. 1.5 Croces, reported Box Office India. Bollywood star Aamir Khan's " Dangal " is on its way to becoming Bollywoods highest-...

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Labour win University Parks County Council seat - full results

Labour win University Parks County Council seat - full results

Liberal Democrats also ate into the Labour seats, gaining two, to finish this morning with 18. "I look forward to working with all of Hampshire County Council's members in serving the county's 1.3 m...

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Relative calm in Syrian safe zones

Relative calm in Syrian safe zones

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he had a "very good" conversation over the phone with President Trump, and that his US counterpart agreed to a proposal to establish Syrian safe ...

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ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Also absent from Duterte's 25-page statement issued yesterday, a day after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila , was specific mention of the Philippines' landmark arbitratio...

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Trump 'would not be happy' with another North Korea nuclear test

Trump 'would not be happy' with another North Korea nuclear test

They said that the USA supply ship is expected to refuel other American warships, including the USS Carl Vinson strike group, now in the region. "It's hard to separate what Trump says and what he do...

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The 2017 Kentucky Derby: What time, what channel, livestream

The 20-horse field for Saturday's Kentucky Derby lacks a dominant runner. Had he run better in the Fountain of Youth, he'd be the clear favorite on Saturday, yet with that blemish on his otherwise ide...

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UK Queen's husband Prince Philip retires from royal duties

Close confidants of the royal family said the decision was a personal one taken by the Duke himself, who may now devote his time to writing his memoirs. News that all royal household staff had been ca...

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Georgia GOP Governor Signs Bill to Allow Firearms at Colleges

Georgia GOP Governor Signs Bill to Allow Firearms at Colleges

At the University of Georgia, a survey from the school newspaper found that most students opposed allowing firearms on campus. We recognize that many have strong feelings about this new law. Aliso...

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Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

The letter also asked Page to provide a fuller look into whether anyone else on the Trump campaign may have spoken to, or about, Russians or Russia. It also asks for information about Stone and Page's...

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Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values

Last week, when the United States held the chairmanship of the United Nation's Security Council, Tillerson called on the member nation's to fully implement the sanctions already in place against No...

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Turnbull's Friendship Diorama Found In Dumpster Behind White House

Trump's comments came as he and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with the press during a visit to New York City. "We affirmed the tremendous friendship between the United States and Au...

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Around 200 students fall ill after gas leakage in Delhi's Tughlakabad

Around 200 students fall ill after gas leakage in Delhi's Tughlakabad

Police and ambulances have reached the spot and are trying to find out the cause of the leak. Police said that the source of leakage is yet to be ascertained. I have spoken to the students and docto...

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The local election results summed up in 6 handy graphics

In a brief appearance in Brentford, the Prime Minister cautioned against over-confidence among her party, after figures suggested the Tories had won 38 per cent of the vote in yesterday's local electi...

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Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

Turkish forces last week launched airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG). Turkey conducted airstrikes in both northern Syria and northern Iraq this week, targeting Kurdish mili...

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Netanyahu Slashes $1 Million from UN Contribution over UNESCO Resolution

Israeli officials criticised Unesco for holding the vote yesterday, Israel's Independence Day. "For the first time at UNESCO more countries opposed and abstained than supported, and that is of cou...

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President Trump's visit to Harrisburg Saturday expected to cause traffic delays

President Trump's visit to Harrisburg Saturday expected to cause traffic delays

But the onetime anti-establishment candidate who promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington appears to have recognized - with a mix of naivete and craftiness - that he has one of the most hard jobs...

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Our new lumber man in Washington

On Monday the USA government announced tariffs averaging 20% on softwood lumber from the Canadian companies Canfor, J.D. Irving, Resolute FP Canada, Tolko Marketing and Sales and West Fraser Mills, ap...

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Here's why your Cinco de Mayo celebration is problematic

Lots of avocados: According to the California Avocado Commission , Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year. Trump's relationship with Mexico has been turb...

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Kim Jong Un Offers To 'Teach' Trump 'A Lesson'

Kim Jong Un Offers To 'Teach' Trump 'A Lesson'

The CIA and Seoul's Intelligence Services have "hatched a vicious plot" involving a local man who was to posion or bomb the leader during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang, the Ministry of State S...

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DeRozan scores 37 points, but Raptors fall to 3-0 against Cleveland

Tristan Thompson added nine points and 12 rebounds. As many of those as DeRozan has made this year, the Cavaliers would rather that than dribble penetration into the paint or a forced foul; he onl...

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SNP win most council seats as Tories make large gains

Nicola Sturgeon hailed it as a "fantastic, historic result" as the SNP became the biggest party in the city, winning 39 out of 85 seats, but it fell just four short of securing an outright majority de...

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Saudi Arabia first stop on Trump's landmark overseas tour

Saudi Arabia first stop on Trump's landmark overseas tour

From there Trump will travel to the Vatican , where he will be received by Pope Francis on 24 May. Trump, a senior administration official said, feels like accomplishing Middle East peace is "one o...

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Stephen Colbert makes a terrifying prediction about Bill O'Reilly's future

Stephen Colbert makes a terrifying prediction about Bill O'Reilly's future

Not even the pope could save him. Fox News referred questions to parent company 21st Century Fox, which declined to comment. "As a strong woman, I say we should feel more empowered than that and...

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State Dept. takes down retweet promoting Ivanka Trump's book

State Dept. takes down retweet promoting Ivanka Trump's book

But she had run into a wall, and had to face a awful public humiliation. And Trump used that quote in her new book, " Women Who Work ". Is she blind to the ethical conflicts that will invariably ar...

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South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted Park

South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted Park

Unfortunately an off-hand Trump remark in the thick of a South Korean election may end up helping to elect a left-wing president in Seoul who would hamper US efforts to increase pressure on the North ...

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