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Asa Hutchinson (R) said in a statement . It's the quickest timetable in Arkansas since 1926, though state officials say waiting more than two decades to put some of the killers to death could hardly be characterized as swift. Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas , thanked all of those who had "prayed and worked so hard to prevent these scheduled executions from taking place".
  • Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

    Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

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    In recent months, the Islamic State has ramped up attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt's population . The priest of St. Pope Tawadros II had led a Palm Sunday service in the church shortly before. The bishop said Pope Francis's trip to Egypt is "more important than ever" and that the Pontiff had already "shown the courage, precisely in such circumstances, to come and strengthen the people".
  • Explosives, guns, IS flag found in French plot probe

    Explosives, guns, IS flag found in French plot probe

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    Elite police and agents from France's domestic intelligence agency detained the two Frenchmen - identified only as 23-year-old Clement B. and Mahiedine M., 29 - in the Mediterranean port city and Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said they were known to be "radicalized".
  • Two men arrested for planning 'violent attack' in run-up to French election

    Two men arrested for planning 'violent attack' in run-up to French election

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    The men, born in 1993 and 1987, of French nationality, had the intention of committing an attack on French soil within the next few days, he said. The Front National leader's commitment to ending France's membership of the borderless Schengen area, described as "effectively an worldwide passport-free zone for terrorists" by former Interpol chief Robert Noble, sets her on a collision course with the European Commission.
  • Kim Jong-un inspects military parade at central square of Pyongyang

    Kim Jong-un inspects military parade at central square of Pyongyang

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    Tension has been building since Kim Jong Un announced in his New Year's message that the country was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. There's also anger in Pyongyang over the annual spring military exercises that the USA holds with South Korea. Another nuclear test would invite tougher measures from Beijing, Guo said.
  • Dozens of Casualties Reported in Aleppo Bomb Blast: Syrian State Television

    Dozens of Casualties Reported in Aleppo Bomb Blast: Syrian State Television

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    Some 45 buses carrying 3,000 people left the rebel-besieged Shia villages of al-Foua and Kefraya near Idlib for government-controlled Aleppo, while a convoy of 11 buses left army-besieged al-Zabadani, the Hezbollah media unit said. "There is shrapnel in his eyes because he was sitting at the window of the bus when the explosion happened", said al-Hussein, who had also received emergency aid in the opposition area near the Turkish border.
  • Cold snap: massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up

    Cold snap: massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up

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    The iceberg, which sits just off the coast of Ferryland, on the Avalon Peninsula, is understood to be one of the first of the season. Canada's CBC News said that over the Easter weekend, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers - professional or amateur - pulled up to snap the hulking ice mountain.
  • Turkey's premier warns opposition against street protests

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    In their petitions, the residents of Ankara said the decision and other reported irregularities were in open violation of the law. On Sunday, the YSK suddenly announced that ballots that had not been verified as genuine by election officials would be allowed, which led to a protest by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), which said it would contest the result.
  • Election is good for country, says MP

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    She told the Sun newspaper "political game playing" risked hampering talks. Under the terms of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, Mrs May must secure a two-thirds majority of MPs to bring the election forward by three years from the scheduled date of May 2020.
  • Jon Ossoff Heads to Runoff With Big Vote in Georgia House Race

    Jon Ossoff Heads to Runoff With Big Vote in Georgia House Race

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    With 185 of 210 precincts reporting, he held 48.3 percent of the vote - just shy of the 50 percent he needed to become the first Democrat to represent Atlanta's affluent northern suburbs since the 1970s. The district, although still Republican-leaning, has been trending more Democratic in recent years, and provides Democrats with their best shot this year of picking up one of the 24 seats they'll need to reclaim the House.
  • Gay Men Tell CNN About

    Gay Men Tell CNN About "Horrific" Torture At Chechnya's Concentration Camps

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    The Russian newspaper last week reported Chechen authorities have sent gay men to secret prisons that have been described as " concentration camps ". While members of Congress have called for an investigation and for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak out, it has taken over two weeks for anyone in the Trump administration to say anything - and it was Haley who finally condemned the horrific campaign and demanded that it stop.