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The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq said Sunday that the Islamic State attacked government troops in western Mosul with a type of gas, the second such attack in as many days. Grande. Under global humanitarian law, all parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians, ensure they have the assistance they need and limit damage to civilian infrastructure.
  • Tillerson set to meet with Russian foreign minister

    Tillerson set to meet with Russian foreign minister

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    The measure also would have approved an investigation into the chemical weapons attack. Various analysts have suggested that Russian Federation could be swayed in the direction of such a solution, although they have tended to conclude that the same is not true of Iran, which sees its interests being safeguarded only by the complete military defeat of Assad's enemies.
  • Pence to North Korea: Don't test us

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    On April 7, the USA struck a Syrian air base to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for a suspected chemical attack. The Pentagon dropped the so-called Mother of All Bombs, or the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), on ISIS tunnels and caves in Afghanistan on Thursday, which was seen as a warning to Pyongyang.
  • Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

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    Ms Park is alleged to have colluded with her shamanistic adviser and close friend Choi Soon-sil to pressure the country's powerful chaebol industrial conglomerates to donate a total of 77.4 billion won (€60 million) to two non-profit foundations, and of soliciting bribes from two of the country's biggest companies, Lotte and SK.
  • Trump blasts 'super liberal Democrat' in Georgia special election

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    Should he secure an upset, it would mark a stunning embarrassment for the president and signal that next year's mid-term elections are essentially up for grabs. The other variable that separates the contests in Kansas and Georgia is that the latter does not have the former's deep reservoirs of intensely pro-Trump rural counties.
  • Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

    Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

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    The scheme will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically created to recruit "the best and brightest", with tougher English language tests and labour market testing requirements. More than 1.28 million 457 temporary work visas have been issued since the 1997 financial year. The government will also establish a new training fund, Turnbull added.
  • Haley: Russia 'nervous' after Assad's attack

    Haley: Russia 'nervous' after Assad's attack

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    Russian Federation has criticized previous investigations carried out by the OPCW and the United Nations which blamed the Syrian government for at least three chemical weapons attacks without visiting the sites. Putin, whom US intelligence agencies say tried to help Trump get elected, insisted that relations with the USA had only gone downhill since Trump took office in January.
  • IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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    Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani, however, said some 90 terrorists were killed. More than 1,900 IS militants, several Afghan security forces and two U.S. "Afghan and foreign troops closely coordinated this operation and were extra cautious to avoid any civilian casualties", it said. Public reaction to Thursday's strike has been mixed, with some residents near the blast praising Afghan and USA troops for pushing back the Islamic State militants.
  • U.S. to send additional aircraft carriers to North Korea

    U.S. to send additional aircraft carriers to North Korea

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. However, the attempt failed test apparently. He says another nuclear test would invite tougher measures from Beijing, possibly including new restrictions on Chinese companies' investments in North Korea and cuts in the number of Chinese tourists allowed to visit.
  • Stockholm attack prime suspect admits to terror crime

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    Akilov's lawyer, Johan Eriksson , told the court that he "confesses to the terror crime, and he agrees with the detention order". Four people were killed when a lorry was driven into a department store on Friday. "Sweden will never go back to the [mass migration] we had in autumn 2015, never", Lofven said Saturday. Two Swedes, one Belgian and a Briton were the victims of the last Friday attack.