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The Red Cross says about 20 people were missing and at least five injured. President Juan Manuel Santos declared a state of emergency in the region. Both also struck hardest at poor people living in precarious housing developments. Recent heavy rains have endangered residents in dozens of provincial towns, where makeshift construction on the slopes of the Andes mountains makes neighborhoods particularly susceptible to avalanches and flooding.
  • Politicians to stand trial over Indian mosque demolition

    Politicians to stand trial over Indian mosque demolition

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    The Supreme Court (SC) on 19 April 2017 restored criminal conspiracy trial against senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and other senior BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Advani, now 89, has consistently denied a criminal conspiracy to destroy the mosque. He has been tipped to be India's president when the position becomes vacant later this year, but local media said the charges could scupper his chances.
  • China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme

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    The White House faces mounting pressure to set conditions and limits for prospective intervention in North Korea. But officials have avoided tipping their hand as to how the administration will proceed, instead touting Trump's unpredictability as a deterrent for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to weigh carefully.
  • Pence says U.S. won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

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    In contrast with his presidential campaign past year, Trump has avoided using taboo labels like "crazy" to describe North Korean leader Kim Jong-un since taking office. After a two-month policy review, the Trump administration settled on a policy dubbed "maximum pressure and engagement", USA officials said Friday. She said the Chinese have "gotten the message about increasing pressure and that they have said they want to increase cooperation with us and with the worldwide community on this ...
  • Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election

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    Mrs May said she was concerned that opposition parties would seek to derail Brexit by voting against key pieces of legislation including the Great Repeal Bill, which will provide the legislative authority to take Britain out of the European Union.
  • What do the Kansas and Georgia elections tell us about 2018?

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    While Estes took 53 percent of the vote compared to Thompson's 46, the jubilant reactions on the left could easily lead one to believe that the Democratic candidate pulled off a major upset. Yet all of this was unexpected effort against Democrats, who were boosted by grass-roots and independent voters in the district. The results of next Tuesday's special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district will likely be more instructive as to the state of public sentiment toward both ...
  • Senators beat Bruins 1-0, take 3-1 lead in series

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    In 62 regular season games this year, Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan had just 25 points (13 goals and 12 assists). Charlie McAvoy appeared to score his first National Hockey League goal after his slapper from the blue line beat Anderson at 10:49 of the second, but after a Senators challenge the call was reversed, ruling centre Noel Acciari was offside.
  • Can't be complacent on North Korea threat, UK minister

    Can't be complacent on North Korea threat, UK minister

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    In fact, the October 1994 Clinton "peace deal" that Trump referred to in this interview was largely negotiated before the death of Kim Il-sung , Kim Jung-un's grandfather, in July of that year. The vice president also said the US would promote peaceful dialogue and defend human rights, "because the dignity and worth of every person is an eternal value of the United States".
  • Elections in Georgia: an early referendum on the Trump presidency?

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    He will now face a run-off on June 20, with the top Republican, perennial candidate Karen Handel . Ossoff would have needed more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. It is also probably worth noting that the 6th district candidate who tried hardest to brand himself as a Trump loyalist, Bob Gray, finished a distant third.