• French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj
French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Parties to the case have five days to appeal. Haradinaj was detained by French authorities on January 4, and the Colmar court the next day ordered him to remain in custody. A French court has refused to extradite Haradinaj to Serbia to face war crimes charges. Predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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  • Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

US officials said Turkey had informed the United States less than an hour in advance that it meant to carry out the bombing raids in the crowded airspace over northern Syria and Iraq. There were no casualties but minor material damage.YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said there was heavy Turkish artillery fire across the border into Syria on Wednesday...

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  • Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler
Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler

The house is right in the center of what had been a massive search area scoured by more than 100 officers, multiple teams of bloodhounds, divers and volunteers ever since the 16-month old was reported missing by her mother, Sheri Gordon, on Tuesday evening.

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  • Turkish party to challenge election decision
Turkish party to challenge election decision

Yildirim said the "the path to seek rights" should be limited to legal objections and urged the opposition to accept the vote's outcome. A failed coup a year ago allowed him to turn up the heat on opposition voices in the run-up to Sunday's vote.

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  • EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution
EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen. Residents and environmentalists are calling for more support and testing. Prior to his appointment by President Donald Trump to serve as the nation's chief environmental regulator, Pruitt was attorney general of Oklahoma and closely aligned with the state's oil and gas industry.

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  • Turkey: 1000 detained over suspected links to Gulen
Turkey: 1000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

Over 1,000 Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) suspects were arrested in simultaneous police raids across Turkey, the Interior Minister said on Wednesday. The latest detentions came 10 days after voters narrowly backed plans to expand Erdogan's already wide powers in a referendum which opposition parties and European election observers said was ...

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  • Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case
Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case

At home, he heard a noise and went upstairs to investigate. Dabate claimed he saw a masked man, about 6-foot-2, wearing all camouflage including a mask and gloves. At 9:01 a.m. Richard Dabate logged into Outlook from an IP address assigned to the internet at the house. And they're using Fitbit data in court as evidence.

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  • US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat: Admiral
US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat: Admiral

Senate was receiving a briefing on the administration's strategy for North Korea. Earlier, South Korea announced the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. The team was due to speak later to House members in the Capitol. South Korea says key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North K...

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  • Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate
Euro surges, yen dives as French election fears abate

Defeated candidates - conservative Francois Fillon and Socialist Benoit Hamon - did not even wait for Sunday's count to urge their supporters to rally behind Mr Macron. During his address, Mr Hollande claimed the purchasing power of the French people would be directly hit if Ms Le Pen wins the run-off vote on 7 May - with "unprecedented price i...

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  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

To calculate the new data, Hamm and her team identified swing counties "in which the vote margin swung at least 15 percentage points toward the Republican candidate from 2012 to 2016" and crunched the tax plan numbers based on average incomes and child care expenses, which top $6,000 in the Midwestern and Appalachia regions in which most swing di...

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  • Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies
Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

Canada did this without negotiating the change, which is expected with any type of trade agreement. "In fact, Ontario-US two-way trade in agricultural products in 2016 was worth $28.8 billion - specifically, $11.2 billion in exports to the US and $17.6 billion in imports from the US to Ontario".

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  • 14 killed in Taliban attack in Pakistan's tribal belt
14 killed in Taliban attack in Pakistan's tribal belt

The improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeted the van in Kontara village in central Kurram Agency. The outlawed militant group, Jamaatul Ahrar, which is a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen
UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen

Antonio Guterres and top diplomats from Switzerland and Sweden are co-hosting a pledging conference in the Swiss city that's aimed at helping assemble $2.1 billion in a United Nations relief appeal that was launched this year. In February, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien told reporters about the extent of the crisis in the war-tor...

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  • Chechen Leader Denies Anti-Gay Purge in Putin Meeting
Chechen Leader Denies Anti-Gay Purge in Putin Meeting

LGBT activists in Russia have called on people of all faiths and none to speak out against anti-gay persecution in the country - but said that they did not expect a reaction from the " homophobic " Russian Orthodox Church. Journalists at the Novaya Gazeta newspaper who broke the story, which included reporting on the deaths of two gay men in ...

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  • Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats
Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

Saturday, which is also the president's 100th day in office. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the minority leader, said the trade-off idea was a "complete non-starter". It is unclear whether Mr Trump would sign a deal that did not include money for the wall. "The president has made very clear that he's got two priorities in this continuing resolution: numbe...

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  • Welsh electoral 'earthquake' of Tory gains suggested by poll
Welsh electoral 'earthquake' of Tory gains suggested by poll

Labour are down three points, but the Tories have soared by 12 points and appear to have picked up all the UKIP supporters, many of whom were previous Labour loyalists. "A vote for Labour in this election will not stop a Conservative UK government", she will say. The UKIP vote has collapsed by seven points, and the Lib Dems have lost one poi...

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  • Kerala Minister lashes at IAS officer for pulling down a erected cross
Kerala Minister lashes at IAS officer for pulling down a erected cross

According to The News Minute , they took to the streets in protest, and Gomathi Augustine, Pembilai Orumai's leader, lay down on the road and refused to move unless the minister met them and apologised publically. He added that Mani made the comments in his typical rustic style. Meanwhile, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist's state sec...

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  • North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade
North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

In response, the general staff of the North Korean armed forces threatened to launch a strike against U.S. military bases in Japan and South Korea, as well as the presidential residence in Seoul in case of United States aggression. Weapons analysts said they believe some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic miss...

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  • Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site
Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site

A new commercial satellite image of North Korea's nuclear test site in Punggye-ri released by the 38 North website based in Washington , D.C. on April 21, 2017. "The ultimate choice as to whether to test, or not to test, rests exclusively in the hands of Kim Jong-un", Bermudez said. Volleyball is opaque at the best of times , and this incarna...

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  • Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony
Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

The ceremony was held on Sunday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem. The speech contrasted with the White House's statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, which mourned the Holocaust but omitted any mention of Jews.

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  • Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia
Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

The boy was pulled over when highway patrol officers noticed his vehicle's bumper dragging across the ground. The boy apparently wanted to drive across Australia solo, a journey of nearly 4000km. NSW Police say inquires are ongoing. The highway is "famous for its unbending trajectory through the barren scrubland", according to 9 News . Police...

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  • Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor
Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

Indeed, the Baswedan victory in Jakarta means defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (who backed Baswedan in the Jakarta election) got a moral boost that may convince him to run again in the 2019 presidential election . Ahok's rival Baswedan was supported by politicians that Jokowi unexpectedly bested in the 2014 presidential electio...

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  • Mike Pence discusses barriers to USA companies with Indonesian president
Mike Pence discusses barriers to USA companies with Indonesian president

The country is also part of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing program with the US, along with Canada, Britain and New Zealand. JAKARTA, Indonesia-U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance, published the coup article by freelance journalist Allan Nairn earlier this week. It came ahead of a visit by Mr Pence to the largest mosque in In...

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  • China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft
China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft

According to mainland space authorities, Tianzhou flights will be more frequent than any other spacecraft built by the nation to meet the construction and long-term operational needs of China's planned space station. Tianzhou-1, nicknamed "Tiangong's express delivery little brother" by Chinese media, is nearly 11 metres long, has a diameter of ...

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  • MPs Overwhelmingly Vote For Snap General Election 2017 On June 8
MPs Overwhelmingly Vote For Snap General Election 2017 On June 8

In her speech outside Downing Street yesterday, the prime minster said an election was in the country's best interest following last year's vote to leave the European Union. "She has chosen this election because she looked across the Despatch Box and she could not resist the temptation of doing the political equivalent of taking candy from a baby a...

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  • Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump
Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump

That's a butcher", he said in reference to Syrian regime leader Bashar Al Assad. The rhetorical salvos came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received an unusually hostile reception in Moscow , where any hope that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations was dashed in the week after the USA missile strike on Syri...

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  • In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia
In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

Indonesia, where most practice a moderate form of Islam, has always been held up as an example of a successful Muslim democracy where followers of the faith live largely peacefully alongside religious minorities. "That Pence should be saying this after the most divisive and sectarian election in Indonesian history is flabbergasting", says Australia...

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  • US House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe
US House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe

FBI Director James Comey at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, on March 20, 2017. Additionally, it said it also has asked former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former Deputy Attorney...

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  • Some US companies that have left or scaled back in Venezuela
Some US companies that have left or scaled back in Venezuela

GM, the world's third-largest vehicle maker, said it has been forced to lay off its 2,700 Venezuelan workers. Almost all vehicles built in Venezuela in the first two months this year were assembled by Toyota Motor Corp, which said on Thursday that its plant was operating normally.

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  • Tom Brady skipping WH visit, citing 'family matters'
Tom Brady skipping WH visit, citing 'family matters'

However, six of his teammates have publicly said they will not attend the event due to their opposition to Trump: tight end Martellus Bennet, safety Devin McCourty , linebacker Dont'a Hightower , running back LeGarrette Blount , defensive tackle Alan Branch, and defensive end Chris Long .

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  • Still no timetable for Tiger return
Still no timetable for Tiger return

The former world number one gave a short update on his status at a news conference announcing his first public golf course on Tuesday. Woods also will design a par-3 course at the nearby Big Cedar Lodge , with a similar goal of getting families together to enjoy nature and the game of golf together.

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  • Adityanath slams rivals' silence on triple talaq
Adityanath slams rivals' silence on triple talaq

Mr. Adityanath suggested that those who were maintaining a silence over the "raging issue" of triple talaq were as much at fault as the Muslim men who divorce their wives arbitrarily using triple talaq. Mr. Adityanath also used the occasion to pitch for a Uniform Civil Code . His comments came at a time the Supreme Court is hearing petitions cha...

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  • Gallup Poll: Fewer Voters Think Trump Will Deliver On His Campaign Promises
Gallup Poll: Fewer Voters Think Trump Will Deliver On His Campaign Promises

The results mark a 17-point decline from February, when 62% of Americans trusted the president to keep his promises. Core consumer price index inflation showed its first decline since January 2010, retail sales have slipped the past two months, and a variety of "hard data" points have slumped.

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  • Europe to Turkey: Reach out to 49 percent whom opposed referendum
Europe to Turkey: Reach out to 49 percent whom opposed referendum

Following decisions by German and Dutch authorities to block pro-Erdogan rallies in their countries ahead of the referendum, the Turkish president characterized his European opponents as the " grandchildren of Nazism ". Sunday's vote grants sweeping powers to Erdogan, including the ability to directly appoint ministers and intervene in the judicia...

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  • Boris Johnson cancels Russian Federation trip after USA air strikes in Syria
Boris Johnson cancels Russian Federation trip after USA air strikes in Syria

A Palestinian demonstrator holds a placard with a poster depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a protest against American airstrikes in Syria, in the West Bank city of Nablus April 9. The Kremlin meanwhile said Russia's president, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani , his Iranian counterpart, agreed in a telephone call that that USA a...

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  • Palestinian activist leads prisoners in hunger strike
Palestinian activist leads prisoners in hunger strike

Opinion polls suggest Barghouti, who is serving multiple life terms for his role in a violent Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, is the top contender to succeed Abbas. He stated that the number of the prisoners who died in Israeli jails has increased to 210. Al-Taweel said there are high expectations that the Israeli Prison Service ...

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  • What
What "Star Wars" Attractions Is Disney Planning?

With a supporting cast of even more new events and great attractions at both resorts, there's plenty of fun in the sun for Disney Parks guests in California and Florida. This leads us into one of the more interesting aspects of Star Wars Land: immersion and the consequences of your actions. It was announced a while back that a new segment wou...

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  • YO Surfer Dies After Being Attacked By Shark Off WA Coast
YO Surfer Dies After Being Attacked By Shark Off WA Coast

The attack happened just before 4pm local time. The 17-year-old, whose identity has yet to be revealed, was in the water with her father at the time. Kelp Beds , known as "Kelpies", is a popular surf break also used for camping and four-wheel driving, according to Caitlyn Rintoul of the Esperance Express .

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  • Georgia Driver Demetrius Hollins Had Earlier 'Encounter' With Fired Cop
Georgia Driver Demetrius Hollins Had Earlier 'Encounter' With Fired Cop

A Gwinnett County police officer has been fired after he was captured on video kicking a handcuffed man during a traffic stop, Atlanta news media outlets reported. The officer smelled marijuana and was unable to verify any information about the vehicle, so he ordered Hollins out of the auto. At one point, Hollins reached under a seat where offi...

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  • Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'
Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'

Trump is increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to abandon Assad just as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Moscow. UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. For more on U.S. -Russia relationship and NATO, CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Ivan Eland, senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace & ...

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  • Indian envoy meets Pak foreign secy, seeks copy of charge sheet, verdict
Indian envoy meets Pak foreign secy, seeks copy of charge sheet, verdict

With Pakistan repeatedly rejecting India's attempt for consular access to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, annual talks between Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Agency has been cancelled due to current state of development between the two countries, reports said on Saturday.

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  • Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses
Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

He said civil defense units received a blast report at 4 p.m. (1300GMT) local time, adding that at least 40 people had been injured in the incident. The explosion was caused by a auto bomb, according to Syrian TV and the opposition Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who put the death toll at 24 and said it would likely rise.

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  • Clinton shares thoughts on Syria at fundraiser in Houston
Clinton shares thoughts on Syria at fundraiser in Houston

Clinton was greeted with a warm welcome at the Women in the World Summit in NY, according to AFP , receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. But it is fair to say as you just did that certainly, misogyny played a role.That just has to be admitted.

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  • Spurs close to within four points of Chelsea
Spurs close to within four points of Chelsea

With 71 points, Tottenham are just one off their best-ever Premier League points total set in 2012-13 and they have six games left to top that mark. In another milestone, Spurs have now won 12 consecutive home games in the top flight within the same season for the first time in their history. Substitute Vincent Janssen rounded off the action ...

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  • Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US
Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

While Lavrov , who met with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts Friday, called for an "independent investigation", Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Wednesday that demanded the Syrian government cooperate with an inquiry into the suspected sarin-gas attack that killed dozens of people.

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  • Jadhav fallout: India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan
Jadhav fallout: India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

A military court in Pakistan earlier this week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death. Jadhav had told judges past year that he was a naval officer who had started doing work for Indian intelligence following a 2001 attack on parliament that India blamed on militants backed by Pakistan.

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  • Liberals blast NDP promise of yearly $400 rent rebate in BC
Liberals blast NDP promise of yearly $400 rent rebate in BC

Also in Vancouver Wednesday, B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver unveiled a plan to increase income assistance, disability assistance and shelter allowance by 10 per cent a year, starting this fall and continuing for five years. Clark attacked the NDP on what she called their lack of financial planning. The BC NDP leader pledged to help renters...

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  • North Korea may have sarin-laced missiles, Japan warns
North Korea may have sarin-laced missiles, Japan warns

Meanwhile, Air China, China's national airline, has denied that it has suspended all flights to North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, as was reported by broadcaster CCTV. The rising tension and the Trump administration's more assertive policy toward North Korea are apparently helping Abe's government gain public support for a stronger defense.

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  • Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117
Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

That was 30 years before divorce became legal in Italy. She was discovered not breathing in her home by her caretaker on Saturday, and was eventually confirmed dead by the physician who looked after her over the last 25 years. But she kept her sense of humour till the end. "I think I was one of the first in Italy to do that", she said. 'She was s...

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  • Modi's road show and day 1 of BJP's national executive meeting
Modi's road show and day 1 of BJP's national executive meeting

Prasad, quoting Mr Shah. Having reclaimed power in Uttar Pradesh after 15 years, the Bharatiya Janata Party will now turn its focus to the states where it has been traditionally weak but which are critical to determine its fortune in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as its national executive meet begins in Odisha on Saturday.

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