• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say
Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

Stockholm authorities said that ten of the injured people are still in hospital, and two of them are in intensive care. "I really feel ashamed [of] that man, because this country give him everything, this country give him peace", she said of the Uzbek suspect.

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  • US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack
US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has said it is gathering evidence about the attack but can not comment on an ongoing investigation. "They want to use it as an umbrella for the terrorists", said the Syrian president. Samples taken from Khan Sheikhoun last week tested positive for the nerve agent sarin , the British delega...

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  • Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state
Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state

Witnesses said they saw warplanes attack the town but Russian Federation says a rebel depot of chemical munitions was hit. Trump, meanwhile, told Fox Business News that the US had no plans to become more deeply involved in Syria and only did so because of last week's deadly chemical weapons attack that killed dozens.

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  • Carter Page Wiki: The Mystery of Donald Trump's Ex-Foreign Policy Adviser
Carter Page Wiki: The Mystery of Donald Trump's Ex-Foreign Policy Adviser

According to the Post , the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department convinced a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was sufficient evidence suggesting that Page could be acting as a Russian agent to authorize electronic surveillance in the heat of the 2016 presidential race.

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  • Arkansas judge rejects bid to block inmate's execution
Arkansas judge rejects bid to block inmate's execution

Separately, Ohio has asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to re-consider a decision last week from a three-judge panel from that court blocking the state's lethal injection process, the attorney general's office said.

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  • China warns 'conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea
China warns 'conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea

Earlier Friday, North Korea's Vice Minister Han Song Ryol told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal in "quality and quantity" and said Pyongyang is ready to go to war if that's what President Donald Trump wants.

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  • Woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say
Woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say

TV footage showed police officers restraining a man and carrying him away. According to the ISA, Tamimi was convicted of sexually abusing his daughter in 2011 and attempted to commit suicide earlier this year by swallowing a razor blade. At least 242 Palestinians have died during the period of sporadic violence. Since October of 2015, more than...

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  • In Syria Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged towns
In Syria Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged towns

Dozens of buses entered the areas on Wednesday but by late Thursday people had not boarded them, according to opposition activists in the rebel-held towns. About 5,000 people were being transported from the Shi'ite villages, and more than 2,000 from Madaya. Madaya and Zabadani, which are predominantly Sunni, have meanwhile been besieged since Jun...

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  • Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and US
Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and US

He also complained about the mixed messages coming out of Washington on the Trump administration's policy on Syria, with the USA envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley , making clear Assad should have no future in Syria as Tillerson took a softer line.

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  • Double whammy with IIP, Inflation
Double whammy with IIP, Inflation

The manufacturing sector, which accounts for more than 75 percent of the index of industrial production (IIP), degrew -2 percent in February compared to 2.3 percent in January and 0.7 percent in February past year. Meanwhile, retail inflation rose marginally to 3.81 per cent in March from 3.55 per cent in February 2017. India adopted an inflation...

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  • Malaysian police took statements from North Koreans before they left
Malaysian police took statements from North Koreans before they left

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak initially announced a tit-for-tat ban, accusing North Korea of "effectively holding our citizens hostage". North Korea is widely suspected to have orchestrated Mr Kim's murder with a nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur's airport.

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  • Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1
Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. "Iran believed and continues to do so that terrorists gathered from all across the region and beyond in Syria must be eradicated", the Mehr news agency cited him as saying. President Rouhani noted that Iran-Russia-Turkey cooperation is focused on the success of Astana peace talks, while...

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  • Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence
Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence

Trump said he had already jumped major hurdles in the campaign by that time , beating "all the senators and all the governors" before he met Bannon. Trump acknowledged the feud among the two and said he told Bannon to make things right, or else he will. Mr. Bannon is the rumpled hero of the anti-establishment populist base that drove Mr.

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