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The Council demanded North Korea conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missile tests , adding it was ready to impose new and tougher sanctions on the regime. This test confirmed the technical characteristics of the induction and stability systems, the structure, review and the missile firing, designed by North Korean scientists and technicians.
  • UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

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    And he will urge voters: "Governments without a strong opposition are bad governments". The Liberal Democrat leader said he is "pro-choice now and I was pro-choice then" when asked about an interview with a Salvation Army publication in 2007 in which he reportedly condemned the method of terminating a pregnancy.
  • Saharanpur Violence: Rahul Gandhi to visit Shabbirpur without permission

    Saharanpur Violence: Rahul Gandhi to visit Shabbirpur without permission

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    More than 2,000 members of a community had allegedly gheraoed a village in Saharanpur earlier this month, and set fire to more than two dozen houses belonging to Dalits. "This is true that there is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh". "Under Yogi Adityanath there is alarming rise in of murders, rapes, caste violence and communal tensions", he said.
  • Trump calls meeting with Pope Francis an 'honor'

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    In February previous year, Pope Francis responded without naming Trump saying "a person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian". Trump fired back, calling the pope's remarks "disgraceful". The pope's approach, he said, is "to meet the major players in the field in order to reason together and to propose to everyone the greatest good, exercising the soft power that seems to me to be the specific trait of his worldwide policy".
  • Three dead in twin blasts near bus station in Indonesian capital Jakarta

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    He said he went out of his house once he heard the explosion. Indonesia , the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, generally follows a moderate form of the faith. "I expressed my deep condolence, in fact three policemen were killed", Wasisto said. The terminal is a local hub served by minibuses and buses. In January 2016, four militants killed four people in a gun and bomb assault in the heart of Jakarta .
  • Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let's Make a Deal

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    Turning to the prime minister, who joined him for the speech, Trump said, "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". "So you have another story wrong", he told reporters. "Making peace, however will not be easy, we all know that". We all know that. Both sides have been intensively lobbying Trump. But the complexities of a peace deal were visibly on display as Netanyahu began his remarks by saying that if Monday night's blast in Manchester had been a Palestinian attack on Israelis, the bomber's ...
  • Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

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    Now, Parsi continues, Rouhani "must take decisive action to protect the human rights and civil liberties of the Iranian people, pursue improved relations with the world, and promote economic growth for the Iranian people". Russian engineers past year began expanding Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Although considered a moderate by Iranian standards, Rouhani was nonetheless the favourite pick for those seeking more liberal reforms in the conservative Islamic Republic.
  • Oil prices fall as White House proposes U.S. oil reserve sales

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    On Thursday, official data showed OPEC leader Saudi Arabia's crude exports rose 275,000 BPD in March from February and its stockpiles increased. Falih was paying a rare visit to Iraq in the latest effort by the top oil producer to convince its fellow OPEC member to extend supply cuts to ease a global glut.
  • Irish PM to retire as party leader

    Irish PM to retire as party leader

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    National broadcaster RTE said last week that of those in the parliamentary party who had confidentially declared their support - around half - 23 favored Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant who is Ireland's first openly gay minister. Following Enda Kenny's resignation as party leader from midnight last night, the Westmeath Independent contacted a number of local Fine Gael representatives to ask whether they wanted Minister Coveney or Minister Varadkar to become the next Taoiseach.
  • Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder

    Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder

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    Assange still faces arrest in Britain, however, for failing to surrender to a court in London in 2012, when he lost his appeal against extradition to Sweden and took refuge in the embassy. "Whilst Mr Assange was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for an extremely serious offence, the MPS response reflected the serious nature of that crime".
  • French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit

    French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit

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    The German leader also said that she and Macron have an interest in moving forward with the establishment of a common asylum system within the EU and on the Defence Union. Meanwhile, Philippe said hours after his appointment on May 15 that he made a decision to accept the job Macron offered him because France is in a "unique situation".
  • U.K. Minor Parties Slam 'Extreme' Brexit in Debate May Avoided

    U.K. Minor Parties Slam 'Extreme' Brexit in Debate May Avoided

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    But the UKIP leader didn't help his cause when on two occasions during the debate he called Leanne Wood " Natalie ", presumably confusing her with former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. He said: 'The Brexit negotiation between Brussels and London will have outcomes none of us can predict. She said: 'Never in my lifetime has our future felt so uncertain.
  • Xi, new South Korean leader talk nuclear

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    The North's state-run Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station aired two pictures showing what were described as THAAD components installed at a golf course at the southern South Korean county of Seongju during a TV talk show aired on Monday.
  • Japan cabinet approves bill to allow Emperor Akihito abdication

    Japan cabinet approves bill to allow Emperor Akihito abdication

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    The bill, which is to be presented to parliament later, could come into force in June. "The government hopes for the smooth passage of the legislation", Suga said. Akihito, who had cancer surgery in 2003 and a heart bypass operation in 2012, admitted that his age was affecting his ability to perform his public role.
  • IS slays scores of civilians in Syria

    IS slays scores of civilians in Syria

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    It identified residents as members of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect, an off-shoot of Shiite Islam. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. At least 25 villagers died including five children and four women "in shelling, shooting and executions" on Thursday in the villages of Aqareb al-Safi and al-Mabouja in Homs province, the UK-based monitor said.
  • Trump Sends Chilling Twitter Warning to Comey

    Trump Sends Chilling Twitter Warning to Comey

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary, filled in for him. When I did this now, I said I probably maybe will confuse people. He simply stated a fact. IL 8th District Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has requested President Donald Trump turn over to the House Oversight Committee any recordings of conversations with recently fired FBI Director James Comey.
  • Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

    Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

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    As India on Sunday skipped China's Belt and Road forum to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Islamabad and Beijing vowed to conclude the contentious economic route. Chinese Leader clarified that China has no intention to form a group detrimental to stability of the region and all countries should respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity, each other's development paths and each other core interests and major concerns, Xinhua News Agency quoted President Jinping ...
  • Jordan Protesting Israel's Infringing on Its Citizen's Right to Stab

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    Closed circuit footage released by police shows a bald man in a jacket lunging at the uniformed officer and swiping a knife at him before pinning him to the ground. There was no comment from either the Jordanian or Palestinian side on the report. Seven Israelis have been killed by Palestinians during the same time period.
  • Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

    Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

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    The scope of the committee's investigation includes looking into whether any members of the 2016 presidential campaigns had ties to Russian Federation. Earlier this week CNN reported that grand jury subpoenas were issued to several of Flynn's business associates. Flynn's lawyer did not immediately respond to questions from Newsweek about whether Flynn plans to respond to the legal order and how many documents he has relating to the investigation.
  • Class 12 results of Gujarat board, declared

    Class 12 results of Gujarat board, declared

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    GSEB declared the science stream class 12/ HSC results of last year on May 17 after and last year the pass percentage was 79.03, nearly 7 per cent lower than last year. The main function of GSEB- Gujarat board , is to prescribe syllabus, courses of instruction, text books and also to conduct half yearly as well as annual board examinations for school education in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Reliance Jio offers 100% CashBack on JioFi by exchanging old routers

    Reliance Jio offers 100% CashBack on JioFi by exchanging old routers

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    Though there is no defined timeline yet for the official launch of the JioFibre broadband service, some details of the offers that the company might give at launch were leaked online a few days ago. Now, the question is, whether Jio would be able to meet the standards set by ACT Fibernet, which is offering 1 Gbps speed in Hyderabad. There are two plans which customers can avail under the scheme - 1) users get a 100 percent exchange deal where they'll need to hand over their existing ...
  • MP Board Results 2017 declared; 70% students manage to clear the exams

    MP Board Results 2017 declared; 70% students manage to clear the exams

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    MPBSE conduct Class 10 and 12th exams every year in various schools of the state. A total of 7,70,884 students had appeared for Madhya Pradesh Class 12 HSSC Exams in 2016. Here is the complete information about Madhya Pradesh Result at mpresults .nic.in. Enter your Roll Number, Date of Birth, Semester Name and other required details.
  • Voters like Obamacare better than GOP alternative, poll shows

    Voters like Obamacare better than GOP alternative, poll shows

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    The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration. But they needed a victory and this was the best they could do. A new poll shows significant resistance to Republicans' plans on health care and tax reform - and that majorities disapprove of the way President Donald Trump has handled those policy fights.
  • French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement

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    The broader movement also has more opportunities to make gains with elections coming later this year in Germany, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Portugal, among others. The incoming president has said half of the candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the two-round June 11-18 elections to the National Assembly will be new to politics.
  • European Union hails growth but still concerned about jobs, investment

    European Union hails growth but still concerned about jobs, investment

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    In its spring economic forecasts, the EC left its growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 for Italy unchanged with respect to the winter ones, with GDP expected to rise 1.1% next year. It has also estimated that the public deficit will end the year at 3.2% of GDP . Britain's growth has however slowed down from 2.2 percent in 2015, and domestic demand is expected to weaken as inflation is projected to reach 2.6 percent this year and next, above Bank of England's target of 2 percent.
  • Syrian media claim Israeli aircraft bombed Damascus airport

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    Israel previously has been accused of firing on Hezbollah position and Iran-backed armed shipments in Syria and Lebanon bound for terrorists. Damascus, April27 :A large explosion hit in the area of Damascus International Airport followed by a fire in the same place early on Thursday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor, said.
  • US, Philippines kick off scaled-down military exercise

    US, Philippines kick off scaled-down military exercise

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    Duterte ordered these changes after US President Barack Obama criticised the death toll incurred from the Philippine's War on Drugs, with Duterte saying that he planned to eventually end the drills as he saw little benefit for his country's troops.
  • Ousted Obama official to speak on Trump aide's Russia talks

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    A former military intelligence chief, Mr Flynn was Mr Trump's national security adviser for 24 days before he was sacked for lying about the substance of the calls. Flynn was forced to resign three weeks later for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about the content of his discussions with Kislyak.
  • Only Modi can resolveKashmir issue: Mehbooba

    Only Modi can resolveKashmir issue: Mehbooba

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    She said, any decision by Prime Minister regarding Kashmir would be acceptable to the whole nation. On recent incident of cow vigilantes attacking a nomad family in Reasi district of Jammu province in which five people were injured, Mehbooba said nobody would be allowed to disturb the peaceful atmosphere and mischief mongers would be dealt with sternly.
  • Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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    Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who has spearheaded much of the administration's efforts to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also joined in on the meeting, as well as White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon, US officials said.
  • Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

    Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

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    Flurry of diplomacy under way as North Korea reportedly marks military anniversary with large-scale artillery drill . Xi urged "restraint" on North Korea in the call, according to the Chinese foreign ministry. The firing exercise took place on the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula over the North's development of weapons.
  • Russia, Iran and Turkey sign a deal on Syrian crisis

    Russia, Iran and Turkey sign a deal on Syrian crisis

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    The Syrian government, with the help of Russian Federation and Iran, has gained the military upper hand against rebel groups, including some supported by Turkey, the USA and Gulf monarchies. Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin says the implementation of the safe zones in Syria may allow the war in Syria to finally stop . Abo Zayd says rebel leaders are now meeting to come up with a formal stance on the Russian proposal.
  • Labour loses overall control of Glasgow City Council

    Labour loses overall control of Glasgow City Council

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    For the first time ever, the Tories had a councillor elected in Paisley's Ferguslie Park - the most deprived part of Scotland - while the party also increased its numbers in Glasgow, where it previously had just one representative. The SNP becomes the largest party there, as in Edinburgh and Aberdeen where it also deposed Labour, but it lacks a commanding majority in all three.