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The parade also featured North Korea's new solid-fuel missiles, which can be fired from land or under the sea. Al Jazeera's Craig Leeson, reporting from Seoul, in the South, said Kim Il-sung's birthday, also known as the Day of the Sun , is a day for celebration in North Korea, but also a day for analysts to observe the military parade.
  • PM quizzed by MPs as she delivers early election motion

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    UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election callThe British Parliament approved a snap general election on Wednesday, even though general elections weren't due for another three years. The SCM founder said: "If the deal the next government negotiates doesn't match up to our current terms, MPs should do what is Best for Britain and reject it".
  • US plans to pressure North Korea

    US plans to pressure North Korea

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    After Sunday's launch attempt, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". This year Kim Jong Un indicated that his nation is in the final testing phase of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could potentially hit the USA mainland.
  • Japan says differences with United States on economic talks

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    Paul says the worst-case scenario involving North Korea would be an attack on its southern neighbor, a major USA ally. He said the Trump administration's deployment of the Carl Vinson nuclear carrier task group to waters off the Korean Peninsula again "proves the USA reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase of its scenario".
  • Zakir Naik and his undeclared property of Rs.100 Crore

    Zakir Naik and his undeclared property of Rs.100 Crore

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    But he is not a Malaysian citizen. Up to the Indian government to ask not only from Malaysia but (also) from other countries. In November a year ago (2016), the Hindustan Times in India reported that Zakir had been given Malaysian citizenship but this was denied by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
  • Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

    Police, protesters clash ahead of Le Pen rally

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    A Le Pen victory would be much more of a shock, but for her, much would also hang on the June ballot. While missing out on the run-off would be certain to create a lot of soul-searching in the FN, experts say Le Pen's grip on the party remains strong despite tensions with her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
  • USA working with allies to pressure North Korea

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    Despite North Korea's posturing, the Pentagon says the country's recent missile test failed and resulted in an explosion shortly after launch. Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to defend its East Asian allies from North Korea.
  • Failure to Stop NKorea Nukes Should Instruct US on Iran

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    Tillerson spoke a day after certifying to Congress that Iran is complying with its obligations under the 2015 deal, a requirement for Tehran to continue receiving relief from nuclear sanctions. They note that the United States is making these moves in the lead up to a quarterly global meeting in Austria to review the deal. Trump was a harsh critic of the deal as a candidate, and his administration has taken a tough line with Iran over a number of non-nuclear issues.
  • Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

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    In Karen Handel , Republicans found an experienced political hand to take on Democratic online fundraising star Jon Ossoff in the runoff for a hotly contested House seat in Georgia. GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, an ally of House leadership, said congressional Republicans must start showing they can lead after the failure of their health care legislation, or risk voters snatching away their majorities.
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

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    The 457-visa is a temporary work visa given to skilled foreign workers to allow them to work in the country. The Australian media reported that there were 95,757 workers in Australia on primary 457 visa programme as of September 30. The 457 program will be replaced by another visa scheme, one that will make it harder for temporary workers to apply for permanent residence. "It seems like a lot of change, but it's more of a cosmetic [rebranding] than anything else", said Henry Sherell, a ...
  • Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship

    Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship

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    There's to be new labour market testing as well as English and work experience requirements. The 457 visa in Australia was expected to bolster the country's economy by enlisting foreign workers to fill skill shortages. "If we're serious about getting Australians into skilled jobs, we must also revitalise our neglected vocational education and training system which has been treated like the poor cousin of the universities".