• Egypt's cabinet approves 3-month state of emergency nationwide

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    The fear among many of Egypt's Coptic Christians is that the two suicide bombings which killed 44 people and injured more than 100 at churches on Palm Sunday are just a taste of worse to come in Islamic State's ongoing campaign. More than 1,000 people, a lot of them supporters of Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, have been killed and tens of thousands imprisoned. He also expressed hope that an upcoming visit to Egypt by Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic ...
  • Authorities find new bomb in St. Petersburg raid

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    The identification of Kyrgyz-born ethnic Uzbek Akbarjon Jalilov as the bombing suspect stoked fears of police action targeting migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus. The Investigative Committee said that forensic experts also found the man's DNA on the bag with a bomb that was found and deactivated at another subway station in St Petersburg on Monday.
  • G-7 ministers aim to press Russian Federation to end Assad support

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    As he laid a wreath at the site, Tillerson alluded to the chemical attack in Syria last week that triggered retaliatory US airstrikes. Given this, the United States attack on Syria last week in retaliation for what it said was a chemical weapons attack by Assad's forces on Syrian civilians confounded many diplomats.
  • Chinese media play down Syria raid in Xi coverage

    Chinese media play down Syria raid in Xi coverage

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    Trump also shared a message written by his daughter Ivanka that praised performances from her children Arabella and Joseph in honour of their guests. USA first lady Melania Trump and China's first lady Peng Liyuan listen as students perform for them during a visit to Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017 .
  • Davis Cup: Australia through to semis after win over USA

    Davis Cup: Australia through to semis after win over USA

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    Thompson, ranked 79th in the world, held his nerve to see off a faltering Sock 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in front of a raucous crowd on Pat Rafter Arena at the Queensland Tennis Centre. NICK Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt say Australia are capable of ending a 14-year Davis Cup title drought because Kyrgios has defeated every other singles player in the event.
  • France not responsible for 1942 round-up of Jews, says Le Pen

    France not responsible for 1942 round-up of Jews, says Le Pen

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    He told BFM TV that "some had forgotten that Marine Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen", the National Front founder who has previous convictions for anti-Semitism and racism. That is why Marine Le Pen denounced the "so-called Gaullists" for "instrumentalizing" history. Of the rest of the candidates, the socialist Benoit Hamon experienced in recent days a notable setback and is below 10 percent, which leaves him practically out of the fight.
  • Rice claim on Syria chemical weapons gets 'four Pinocchios'

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    Nikki Haley's comments in an interview that was aired on April 9 came as part of an apparent shift in USA policy toward al-Assad's government after the alleged chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed 87 people, including many children.
  • Asian doctor dragged off overbooked flight in US

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    Jayse D. Anspach , a passenger on the flight from Chicago to Louisville, described the incident on Twitter. The airline said it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on the flight, and police were called after one passenger refused to leave the plane.
  • For The First Time, Majority Of Americans Support The ACA

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    Majority public support for Obamacare could create "a major obstacle to Trump and Congress' ongoing efforts to change and replace the law", Gallup added. With this back-and-forth, there were questions over how Trump will manage to get major legislation accomplished this year, causing uncertainty in financial markets of the direction Republicans will steer government.
  • One child dies in San Bernardino shooting at elementary school

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    Several parents interviewed on TV said their children were too young to carry mobile phones, so they had not been able to contact them to see if they were safe. Husband-and-wife attackers Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik died in a gun battle with authorities shortly afterwards. Fourteen people were killed and 22 were injured.
  • North Korea tests another ballistic missile ahead of US-China talks

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    The hardened USA stance followed recent North Korean missile launches that Pyongyang described as practice for an attack on United States bases in Japan. Those details raised questions with some experts - if the tracking time and distance are accurate, North Korea would have fired "the world's slowest missile", according to Melissa Hanham of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program.