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Donald Trump praises Australia's single-payer health care system

Australia instituted its universal and government-funded health care programme, Medicare , in 1984. "I think he believes they have a good health care system for Australia", Sanders said , addin...

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Trump praises Australia's universal health care after Obamacare repeal

Later Thursday, during an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea - when US and Australia fought together against Imperial Japan - Trump joked about the phone call, saying it...

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Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

The city of 1.8 million has been one of the major flash points in the looting that has swept the country, with some 70 stores sacked on Tuesday. Preliminary reports indicated an assailant fired at...

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FBI Director has no regrets over 'Hillary's emails'

FBI Director has no regrets over 'Hillary's emails'

Though the FBI was investigating how Weiner and Abedin may have mishandled classified information, the case was dropped after investigators couldn't prove how either of them violated the law, accordin...

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Quick guide: How the French presidential election works

France is seeking to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the country's presidential election with a warning it could be an offence to republish the d...

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Trump praises Australia's universal health care system

President Donald Trump's praise of Australia's government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen. Trump's praise for the Australian system came as he met Thursday in NY with Prime M...

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Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case: Sonia Gandhi welcomes SC verdict

The three justices of SC bench have unanimously assented the death sentence and stated "If ever a case called for hanging, this was it". The father of the victim, Badrinath Singh, said the verdict...

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Scores of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

Scores of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping to release the girls in "lenghty negotiations", the presidency said on its Twitter account. Saturday's release ...

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Most Trump voters still back President despite abysmal approval rating, survey shows

Most Trump voters still back President despite abysmal approval rating, survey shows

Also of note was the reaction to Trump's use of Twitter . Over 500,000 new jobs have been generated and 61 percent of illegal border crossings have been cut, according to the website. "It's not ver...

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Hamas elects Haniyeh to lead terror group

Hamas elects Haniyeh to lead terror group

Mr Haniyeh was selected on Saturday as Hamas politburo chief, replacing Khaled Mashaal, its longtime leader. Last week, Hamas unveiled a series of additions to its charter that expressed support for...

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French election: Why Macron vs. Le Pen matters outside France

In a statement released after a morning meeting, the watchdog said the leaked data had been "fraudulently" obtained and that fake news has probably been mingled with it. And FiveThirtyEight , for i...

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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of Kim Jong Un assassination plot

KCNA laid out the alleged plot in great detail, saying it was hatched in 2014 when the South Korean and United States intelligence agencies recruited a North Korean working in the timber industry in e...

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French President Hollande to meet Merkel after French election

The commission urged French media and citizens not to relay the leaked documents. Whoever wins will spell a new chapter in French politics. If US investigators can prove that the added false informa...

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N Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to assassinate Kim

A North Korean referred to only as "Kim" was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry of state security said. Friday's accusation was of a slightly different flavor than...

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Iran's presidential candidates spar over nuclear deal

Iran's presidential candidates spar over nuclear deal

The reason is that the deal is an ulra-governmental undertaking backed confirmations from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Parliament, and Supreme National Security Council, Rahchamani told Tren...

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More schoolgirls released by Boko Haram amid speculation of deal

Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants. After this latest r...

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Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed this weekend

Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed this weekend

Before Saturday's release, 195 of the girls had been captive. Twenty-one girls were released in October a year ago after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government brokered by the I...

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N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

Kim Hak-song, a professor working at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday, according to reports from North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency. Two more USA...

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82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

Nigeria's president says he will meet Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend after being kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. The number of prisoners released to Boko Haram, in the e...

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The Pope Hates The Name 'Mother Of All Bombs'

The Pope Hates The Name 'Mother Of All Bombs'

It was first tested in 2003, but had not been deployed in combat before. It carries 8,000 kilograms of explosives, compared to the 250-kilogram average weight of most deployed conventional bombs. Tr...

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Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar and northeast Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is sharply criticizing Turkey for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, and not coordinating with the United States beforehand. Turkish military j...

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Opposition official: Iran should play no part in Syria de-escalation zones

This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense wo...

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50000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

50000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

To avoid the explosives or injuries, Hanover authorities announced an evacuation for 50 thousand people who live in vicinities of the risky building site. German authorities are under pressure to remo...

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Red Cross tweets image of freed Chibok girls

The group released 21 of the girls in October after negotiations with the Red Cross. The statement from the office of President Muhammadu Buhari was the first confirmation that his government had ...

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James Comey Says Confidential Hillary Clinton Emails Were Sent to Anthony Weiner

The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by Democrats as justification for losing the election. Colbert also ribbed Comey for saying he was "mildly nauseous" for potentially upending the el...

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Syrian army advances despite deal to cut violence, monitor says

The Syrian government supports the de-escalation plan. The initiative was proposed by Russia , President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey, which backs the opposition. ...

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Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after peace deal

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after peace deal

Hekmatyar, who heads HIA, the second largest insurgent group in Afghanistan was once dubbed the "Butcher of Kabul " but the relations between him and Afghan government started to normalise in Septe...

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North Afghan district falls to Taliban

North Afghan district falls to Taliban

The Taliban captured the Qala-i-Zal district, west of Kunduz city, on May 6. Rabani Rabani, a member of the provincial council, said the Taliban launched attacks from several directions on Afghan secu...

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Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

It also calls for "unhindered" humanitarian access, measures to restore infrastructure such as electricity networks and the creation of conditions that will allow refugees to return. Why is Russian Fe...

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Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory

Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory

A total of 262 councillors were elected on a Labour platform, although one of them had been expelled from the party after the ballot papers had been printed. The SNP remain in the lead with nine seats...

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Canada Is Confident U.S. Will Lose Lumber Dispute, Freeland Says

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that Canada had been notified about Trump's decision and that the tariff will be applied retroactively. Ross has ...

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21 miners killed in Iran coal mine explosion

21 miners killed in Iran coal mine explosion

Reports said some 50 miners were also injured in the accident and more than 30 of them have been transferred to nearby hospitals. The teams were hoping to speed up work as an air-pumping machine ...

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Boko Haram frees 82 school girls in Nigeria

Boko Haram frees 82 school girls in Nigeria

The girls were released on Saturday and are in the town of Banki, close to the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, according to Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from Nigeria's capital, Abuja . Some...

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Colgate University warns of alleged armed person on campus

Colgate University warns of alleged armed person on campus

He says it's important to understand what role racial bias may have played in the initial reporting of and response to the incident. Subsequent alerts on social media said there was an alleged "ar...

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French frontrunner Macron heads to Le Pen country

French frontrunner Macron heads to Le Pen country

Politicians on the moderate left and right, including French President Francois Hollande and the losing Socialist and Republican party candidates in Sunday's first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le P...

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