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US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before". After the USA military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan last Thursday, a 21,000 pound weapon nicknamed the "mother of all bombs", Trump said it wasn't meant to be a message to North Korea .
  • Pope condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack as 'ignoble'

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    Pope Francis has used his Easter message address to condemn Saturday's deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria. Pope Francis is expected to discuss interfaith dialogue. In Egypt, Coptic Christians marked a somber Easter a week after twin bombings by the Islamic State group killed dozens of worshippers at churches in two separate cities.
  • Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

    Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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    That convoy was waiting at a bus garage in a government-held area on Aleppo's outskirts, a few kilometres from where the attack took place. On April 15, Syrian state media reported that the blast had killed at least 39 people, while the observatory put the death toll at more than 43, and predicted it would rise further.
  • Boris Johnson calls Syrian Prez Assad an 'arch-terrorist'

    Boris Johnson calls Syrian Prez Assad an 'arch-terrorist'

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    With much of Syria in ruins, millions of Syrians having fled and a population deeply traumatized by war, two things are certain: Assad must go and rebuilding Syria after the war ends will be a lengthy, extremely trying process. There are also U.S. special forces and marines close to the Isis stronghold of Raqqa, supporting rebels in their attempt to liberate the jihadists' de facto capital.
  • Indian High Commissioner summoned at Pak Foreign Office

    Indian High Commissioner summoned at Pak Foreign Office

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    The India-Pakistan relations hit a new low when a Pakistani military court condemned a suspected Indian spy to death sentence for attempting to foment unrest in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. India April 13 criticized Pakistan for its refusal to share Jadhav's location and details of his condition, and said that the global norm to provide consular access was not followed.
  • Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

    Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

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    The Senate Democrats started a filibuster to block the nomination of Gorsuch. "We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process, and we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world's greatest deliberative body", said the letter that was sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York.
  • "It's too late now", Erdogan tells opposition in Turkey

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    The new administrative system will take effect after the elections in 2019 when Erdogan's current term ends, yet immediate changes are enabled for the President to head the AKP while serving as the President, and make high-level appointments including members of Turkey's top judicial body without the parliament's approval.
  • Trump defends his U-turn on China in latest tweet

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    The Treasury report said for a decade China engaged in one-way, large-scale interventions to hold down the currency, and then only allowed it to strengthen gradually-a practice that imposed "significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies".
  • United to Refund All Passengers Who Watched Asian Doctor Get Assaulted

    United to Refund All Passengers Who Watched Asian Doctor Get Assaulted

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    Usually, the airline will offer passengers a voucher if they agree to be rebooked on a later flight. Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an IL state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident.
  • Syrian Govt.'s allies denounce U.S. strikes

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    According to Italy's ministry, the two men agreed to continue their conversation with "a common goal of preventing an escalation of violence" and relaunching a political process for stabilizing Syria . They also see Russian Federation as a foreign occupier whose relentless aerial bombardment of rebel-held areas has led to thousands of civilian casualties.