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According to him, since the effort to take Mosul back from ISIS began on Feb.19, Iraqi forces supported by coalition airstrikes had cleared almost 200 square miles of territory. In early March, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations Mohamed Ali Alhakim told reporters that there was "no evidence" that ISIS had used chemical weapons in Mosul .
  • Three die as Turkey votes in historic referendum

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    Turkey has also suffered renewed violence between Kurdish militants and security forces in the country's volatile southeast, as well as a string of bombings, some attributed to the Islamic State group, which is active across the border in Syria.
  • April the giraffe's calf has his 1st visit with the vet

    April the giraffe's calf has his 1st visit with the vet

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    April is said to have recovered perfectly and is eating "everything in sight". The zoo's giraffe camera will continue to show a livestream of April and her baby until Thursday, April 20. The new calf is the first giraffe born at Animal Adventure Park. Some viewers had previously complained that the content was "sexually explicit", resulting in YouTube briefly taking down the live stream in February.
  • EU Commission calls on Turkey to seek national consensus

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    The new constitution states that the next presidential and parliamentary elections are to be held simultaneously on November 3, 2019. The administration of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said the referendum was bound to complicate further cooperation between Ankara and the EU. "At the moment, this is a dubious vote", he said.
  • Constitutional amendments accepted in Turkish referendum

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    His opponents say the changes will lead to one-man rule and possibly a dictatorship . Opinion polls have shown a narrow lead for a "Yes" vote, which would replace Turkey's parliamentary democracy with an all-powerful presidency and may see Erdogan in office until at least 2029.
  • China urges return to negotiations over N. Korea

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    North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two previous year. Blue huts straddle the border, where tense negotiations have been held between the North, South and the USA since armistice. After arriving in Seoul, the vice president placed a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery and then worshipped with military personnel at an Easter church service at the U.S.
  • Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

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    While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential escalated US response trailed Pence as he began a 10-day trip to Asia amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric. His visit comes just after a failed missile launch by the North. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the failed launch and has no comment at this time.
  • Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt

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    The U.S vice president Mike Pence has declared the North Korean failed missile launch as provocative behavior. "Beijing should make clear to Pyongyang through diplomatic channels: if the DPRK in spite of the opposition of the global community (carry out a sixth nuclear test), China should cut off the vast majority of their oil supply and China should support the Security Council to pass new sanctions including this measure", the paper said , referring to North Korea by its official title, ...
  • Pence Warns North Korea Not To Test Trump

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    The test launch came on the day after North Korea's military arsenal was displayed at a parade in Pyongyang. Earlier Monday, Pence visited with US troops at Camp Bonifas, just south of the DMZ. Abe also urged China and Russian Federation to play more constructive roles on the issue. Mr Pence voiced impatience with the unwillingness of Kim Jong-Un's regime to move towards getting rid of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
  • USA prepared to 'utterly destroy' N Korea nuclear sites

    USA prepared to 'utterly destroy' N Korea nuclear sites

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    A White House foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence said no US response to the missile launch was expected because there was no need for the U.S.to reinforce the failure. Pointing to the quarter-century since North Korea first obtained nuclear weapons, the vice president said a period of patience followed. The left-wing Democratic United Party has been critical of the deployment of THAAD and called for more engagement with North Korea to prevent further nuclearization.
  • INTERNATIONAL: North Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea

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    But McMaster, speaking from Kabul, Afghanistan, acknowledged the likelihood of North Korean retaliation if Washington uses military force in an attempt to stop its weapons programs. Trump has repeatedly said he will prevent Pyongyang from developing a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.