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Still, the AP reports it's unclear whether that trial will kick off prior to the May 9 special election that will decide South Korea's next president. Ms Park was removed from office last month. She was also accused of allowing her long-time, close friend Choi Soon-sil to accept money from several big South Korean companies in exchange for political favors.
  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

    Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

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    North Korea's propaganda website on Thursday reviled U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in its first response to his recent warning to Pyongyang not to test USA resolve and military strength. The Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words in a commentary, saying North Korea was fully prepared for any US attack.
  • Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli Jails Launch Hunger Strike

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    Under the title "Why we are on hunger strike in Israel's prisons", Barghouti wrote that 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has proved that Israel has been using an "inhumane system" incarceration to break "the spirit of prisoners.by inflicting suffering on their bodies, separating them from their families and communities and using humiliating measures to compel subjugation".
  • UK Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of early June 8 election

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    The House of Commons backed the prime minister by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. After the snap election was announced, she brought forward the decision and will now stand down this year instead. Speaking about his decision not to fight the next election, Mr Johnson said it was "best for the party".
  • Pope Francis Goes Off-Script At Easter Mass, Addressing World Conflict

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    At least 126 people , including 68 children, were killed in a bomb attack Saturday near Aleppo when a vehicle loaded with explosives hit buses transporting evacuees from mostly government-held towns. Francis spoke of Europe's problems, mentioning the continued conflict and bloodshed in Ukraine, and prayed for hope for those struggling with high unemployment, especially young people.
  • Fresno shooter gave police detailed account of slayings

    Fresno shooter gave police detailed account of slayings

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    Mark James Gassett, a 37-year-old from Fresno, died in a neighborhood, and 58-year-old David Martin Jackson of Fresno was shot outside a charity office and died at a hospital. Prosecutors say Muhammad is expected to be charged with four counts of murder in the three killings Tuesday and in the slaying last week of a motel security guard.
  • Trump at Easter Egg Roll: 'We're right on track'

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    How cute was this year's White House Easter Egg Roll? Melania Trump was stunning in a pink Herve Pierre dress at the Easter Egg Roll. Unfortunately, the President committed two gaffes, not including the undercover Donnie Darko bunny. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump came to her husband's rescue at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll ceremony, defusing a potentially disastrous situation with a single nudge.
  • United Kingdom parliament clears mid-term 'Brexit poll'

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    Earlier , Mr Corbyn dismissed Mrs May's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" that she had chosen to call an election as the Crown Prosecution Service prepares to decide whether to press charges against a string of Tory MPs over allegations relating to 2015 general election expenses.
  • Afghans react to huge US bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

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    A statement released Friday through ISIS' media wing, Amaq News Agency, said none of the terror group's fighters were killed or injured. The bomb's use has attracted enormous attention, but its aim in Thursday's attack was relatively mundane by military standards: destroy a tunnel and cave complex used by Islamic State fighters in a remote mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan.
  • Australia toughens up citizenship test

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    Australia on Tuesday abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. A list of 650 occupations that now qualify for a temporary visa will be cut by 200 and applicants must have previous work experience. Master Builders Australia chief executive officer Denita Wawn said her organisation welcomed the changes and looked forward to working with the government to ensure that the new program ...