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Rupp, an Olympic bronze medalist, is one of America's next great hopes now that Meb is retiring. Many run for causes, many more are running to prove something to themselves. A year later, Switzer told her coach at Syracuse, Arnie Briggs, about Gibb and said she also wanted to run Boston . Defending champion Atsede Baysa was also in the pack.
  • The battle to save lives at sea: Record number of migrants rescued

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    MSF said in a series of tweets that NGOs were being forced to fill gaps in service provision left by the European Union coastguard. Italian NGO Sea Eye and the German group Jugend Rettet were also aiding in the rescue efforts. Libyan Red Crescent volunteers are seen near the bodies of 74 refugees that were washed ashore, near Zawiyah, on Libya's northern coast, on February 20, 2017.
  • Italian rescue ships save about 2000 migrants

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    In the central Mediterranean, it said there had been 2,074 rescues conducted by "various search-and-rescue (SAR) assets on Friday, including 134 rescued by the Phoenix". It took 453 people on board its own ship, the Phoenix, while MOAS crew members supervised more than 1,000 others on "unseaworthy" vessels into the night, providing basic provisions and life jackets.
  • Attempted North Korean missile launch fails, U.S. confirms

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    China's official Xinhua News Agency says China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula in a phone call Sunday amid escalating tensions in the region. Sinpo, where the Sunday launch took place, is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has tested the submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing.
  • Pence: 'Era of strategic patience' with N Korea is over

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    Russia's foreign minister says he hopes the USA will not take unilateral action against North Korea as it did recently in Syria. Speaking on Sunday before a handful of the 28,500 United States military personnel stationed in South Korea , Pence denounced the latest North Korea test as a "provocation".
  • VP Pence says "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea

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    Vice President Mike Pence says the USA commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable" in the face of North Korea's work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program. "That the nuclear test did not happen will surely be seen as the pressure working". North Korea's defiance to carry out missile tests should be of grave concern to the whole world, Mr Richardson chillingly warned.
  • Senior Trump aide visits Afghanistan amid questions over strategy

    Senior Trump aide visits Afghanistan amid questions over strategy

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    Army General John Nicholson, who leads US and global forces in Afghanistan, had recently called for a "holistic review" of the relationship with Pakistan, echoing longstanding USA concerns that the Haqqani network, a militant group, enjoys sanctuary in areas in that country along the Afghan border.
  • Coalition raids kill scores of civilians in Mosul: NGO

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    Since the effort to take Mosul back from ISIS began Feb.19, Iraqi forces supported by coalition airstrikes have cleared almost 200 square miles of territory, Dorrian reported. Losing these areas would still not eliminate the threat of bombings and hit-and-run attacks by the jihadists. Like others, he had to pay 1,000 Iraqi dinars ($1) for the brief trip.
  • Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

    Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

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    Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj made a strong statement and warned Pakistan of the consequences of their actions in Rajya Sabha saying, "There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav". "Consular access is usually expeditiously granted", he added. "In the light of all this, we have said clearly that the proceedings against Jadhav are farcical".