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Later Mr Pence vowed to "defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response". But the vice president expressed impatience with the unwillingness of North Korea to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
  • BC NDP platform includes minimum wage hike, university graduate bonus

    BC NDP platform includes minimum wage hike, university graduate bonus

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    The plan is not costed, it's not believable and it doesn't add up to support the middle-class B.C. family". Having a local riding candidate that is a party leader is nothing new for Central Okanagan voters. Horgan says the yearly housing subsidy would apply across the entire province and be available to all tenants, regardless of their income. "I'm not going to take any advice from her on the future", Horgan said.
  • Jerusalem stabbing: British woman killed in train attack

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    In a statement , UoB said: 'We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of our student Hannah Bladon who was killed whilst on an exchange programme in Jerusalem . At the time of the incident, Old City was packed with people celebrating Good Friday and Passover. Netanyahu added that security forces are constantly fighting terror and prevented several attacks in recent days.
  • Bellagio Rooftop Fire Prompts Temporary Closure of Las Vegas Strip

    Bellagio Rooftop Fire Prompts Temporary Closure of Las Vegas Strip

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    The Bellagio resort had made news on March 25, when a gang of armed robbers including a man in a pig mask opened fire inside the hotel. The cause was under investigation. They added that strong winds had helped the fire spread quickly. Clark County Firefighters responded to a large fire overnight at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
  • Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

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    Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said the victims' families were devastated by the verdicts as well as by the defense's portrayal of the men as "gang bangers" and "drug dealers". Though Friday's verdict has no impact on that conviction, the Associated Press reports that emotions still ran high in the Boston courtroom. Prosecutors said the killings were fueled by Hernandez's anger over a spilled drink at a nightclub.
  • UN Votes to End to Haiti Peacekeeping Mission in Mid-October

    UN Votes to End to Haiti Peacekeeping Mission in Mid-October

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    Security Council debating the presence of U.N. troops in the country. The mission also has been dogged by controversy in recent years. The resolution approved by the U.N.'s most powerful body extends the mandate of the mission, known as MINUSTAH, for a final six months during which the 2,370 military personnel will gradually leave.
  • Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for a second term

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    It doesn't work this way, in the sense that you have many people within Iran who are shifting... Influential Shi'ite cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the custodian of a powerful organization in charge of Iran's holiest shrine, appears to be the leading hardline candidate in the presidential race, though some prominent conservatives have already thrown their weight behind Rouhani.
  • Syria war: Anger after Russian Federation vetoes resolution at UN

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    Mr Lavrov denounced America's missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, launched in the aftermath of the attack, as illegal and accused Washington of behaving unpredictably. The representative from the United Kingdom, Matthew Rycroft, said it was the eighth time Russian Federation has voted to block a resolution condemning Syria .
  • Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria attack

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    The political solution has to come together for the good of the people of Syria", she said. Speaking on a USA talkshow to be aired Sunday, Tillerson insisted he had no concerns about possible retaliation by Moscow as "Russians were never targeted" in the strike and said defeating the Islamic State group was the top priority for the U.S.
  • Syria's Assad: Chemical Weapons Attack Is '100 Percent Fabrication'

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    Assad said the incident could not be taken seriously because the source of the information, he claimed, was al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria, Nusra Front. It has been our consistent position that the use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere under any circumstances should not happen. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which include Arab fighters, say they are working to clear the militants out of the Jalab Valley, north of Raqqa.
  • Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

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    In January, Iraqi forces drove ISIL terrorists from eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging campaign launched late a year ago to retake the city, which ISIL overran in mid-2014. "Do not lose sight of the fact that even though the fighting is going to be very hard, this enemy is completely surrounded", he said. The federal police said in a statement on Tuesday they have been reinforcing their positions in Western Mosul in preparation for a push on the al-Nuri Mosque where Islamic State ...
  • Britain has little appetite for using military against Assad

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    The United States has sought to minimize expectations for the trip or the likelihood that the USA will leave with any Russian concessions on Syria. The vote came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the escalating tensions in Syria.
  • Protests urge South Africa president to quit

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    President Jacob Zuma's statement that last week's nationwide marches against his presidency showed the prevalence of racism indicated Zuma's obsession with race, the Congress of the People (Cope) said on Tuesday. Zuma's decision sparked calls from members of his own party as well the opposition for his resignation, besides mass protests on April 7. Markets reacted quickly: South Africa's currency plummeted, and the ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the government's bonds to junk ...
  • Chief Keef Charged With DUI During Drug Bust

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    Officers saw Cozart moving his hands around in the vehicle and was also held at gunpoint with a stun gun, the report said. Police allegedly discovered marijuana in the auto behind them and Sizzurp in possession of the Chicago rapper, whose birth name is Keith Cozart.
  • Major bureaucratic reshuffle in UP govt, 20 IAS officers transferred

    Major bureaucratic reshuffle in UP govt, 20 IAS officers transferred

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    April. 12 (ANI): In a major reshuffle in Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government, as many as 20 IAS officers were transferred on Wednesday. IAS officer Awanish Awasthi given additional charge of Sehgal's department. Deepak Agarwal, who held the charge, has been put on the wait list. Investment Commissioner Amit Mohan Prasad has been given additional charge of CEO Noida and Greater Noida Authority.
  • Next Dalai Lama will be choosen by draw of lots, says China

    Next Dalai Lama will be choosen by draw of lots, says China

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    China warned today it would take actions to "safeguard its sovereignty" and accused India of violating its commitments on Tibet, pointing to statements made by Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu and the Dalai Lama. Tawang is a small town located in the North-eastern Arunachal Pradesh in India. But his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, he felt, should not have angered China because "the whole world knows I am not seeking independence of Tibet".
  • Sessions outlines border enforcement plan

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    He also mysteriously side-stepped a fear-mongering line about criminal "filth" supposedly plaguing the U.S. -Mexico border that was included in his prepared remarks on his new plans. AG Sessions' Justice Department intends to add 125 immigration judges in the upcoming 2 years through an expedited hiring process. Earlier on Tuesday, Sessions told a gathering of U.S.
  • North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

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    Pyongyang said in February previous year it was suspending the probe in response to tougher sanctions imposed by Japan over North Korean nuclear and missile tests. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a brief statement but said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would not comment further.
  • Trump security adviser urges Russian Federation to re-evaluate its support for Syria

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    Marco Rubio criticized Tillerson for suggesting that the objective of defeating the Islamic State can be achieved as long as Assad remains in power. Trump is weighing next steps after ordering airstrikes last week. "We are still paying the price", Alfano said, referring to the lawlessness that has ensued since the killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the subsequent flow of migrants to Europe via Italy.
  • California elementary school shooting: 2 adults, 1 student dead

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    The children who were injured were not related to the adults and are not believed to have been intentionally targeted, authorities said. Two adults and a child were killed and one child was critically wounded during the shooting at North Park Elementary School in an apparent murder-suicide.
  • Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace

    Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace

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    On this occasion, the UN Secretary General said that Malala has been given this honour service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations and her courageous defence of the rights of all people, including women and girls. Malala Yousafzai speaks at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in NY on September 25, 2015. She went to Britain for medical treatment and now goes to school there.