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It was the eighth time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action directed at its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Trump recently confirmed a significant shift in his positions since taking office almost three months ago, reaffirming support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, suggesting the alliance was "no longer obsolete".
  • Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday

    Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday

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    Contacted by telephone, Sobejana confirmed the directive of AFP chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Aňo on the unrelenting war against the Abu Sayyaf which has not stopped their nefarious activities of kidnapping innocent civilians, including foreigners and beheading some of them if families of their victims failed to pay ransom.
  • Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

    Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

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    The company says the state acquired the drug on claims of medical use. A federal judge in Arkansas blocked the execution of eight inmates expected to be killed over a period of 11 days. The filing is among a flurry of lawsuits in state and federal courts aimed at halting the executions. Arkansas Republicans including U.S. Sen. McKesson, a medical supply company, has said the prison system bought the drug believing it would be used for medical purposes.
  • Death toll from attack on Aleppo convoy passes 100

    Death toll from attack on Aleppo convoy passes 100

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    Yasser Abdellatif, a member of the powerful Ahrar al-Sham group that negotiated the transport deal, said at least 30 rebels were killed in the explosion. He called on all parties to uphold their obligations under worldwide humanitarian and human rights law, and to "facilitate safe and unimpeded access for the United Nations and its partners to bring life-saving help to those in need".
  • State uses freaky incident to give Dlamini-Zuma bodyguards

    State uses freaky incident to give Dlamini-Zuma bodyguards

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    The Congress of the People (COPE) has meanwhile laid criminal charges against Mbalula at a Pretoria police station. "It can not be that between now and December she will be provided VIP protection at taxpayer expense, essentially as preferential treatment in an internal party race", says the DA.
  • North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

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    As tensions simmer in the Korean peninsula, with USA warships steaming into the region and alarm at the likelihood of another North Korean nuclear test, China warned that war could break out at any time. The birth anniversary called "The Day of the Sun" is a public holiday usually marked by grand military parades , mass celebrations and other large displays of national pride.
  • US VP Pence arrives near DMZ after failed N.Korea missile

    US VP Pence arrives near DMZ after failed N.Korea missile

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    The ballistic missile test-firing by Pyongyang, the first since April 5, came amid increased pressure by the US after President Donald Trump sent a strike group centering on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the waters near North Korea.
  • Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

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    Seven suspected ISIS militants were killed by Egyptian forces as they gathered to plan another attack on minority Christians, the government has said . The bishop said Pope Francis's trip to Egypt , scheduled for 28th - 29th April, is "more important than ever" and that the Pontiff had already "shown the courage, precisely in such circumstances, to come and strengthen the people".
  • VP Mike Pence Visits Demilitarized Zone Between North and South Korea

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    The Japanese government says it has protested to North Korea over its latest attempted missile launch, but that the failed firing had no security impact on Japan. Pence said Sunday at a fellowship dinner at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul that the willingness of military members "to stand firm without fear inspires the nation and inspires the world".
  • Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops

    Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops

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    The vault contained a stack of coffins, the uppermost of which was topped with a gilded and painted archbishop's mitre. The coffins contain the remains of Richard Bancroft, who oversaw the production of the King James Bible in 1611, as well as clergyman John Moore and his wife, Catherine Moore.
  • Harry Styles chills with 'SNL' member Leslie Jones

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    Harry Styles worked overtime as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Instead, he used this valuable television real estate - more valuable than ever, with the show now airing live across the country - to do an elaborate dance number through the halls of SNL to the David Bowie song Let's Dance .