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North Korean monitoring service 38 North says satellite images from April 16 show what appears to be "three volleyball games underway at different locations throughout" at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. 38 North said it would be publishing the satellite imagery later today. "[Or that] Pyongyang has initiated a tactical pause in activity at the test site as part of an overall deception plan, delaying the sixth nuclear test until a time when a detonation would achieve the greatest ...
  • Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

    Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

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    The immigration minister said yesterday the 457 visa "brand" had been "tarnished beyond all repair" by the former Labor government allowing so many foreign workers entry into Australia. The visa programme is now used by nearly 100,000 foreign workers. A total of 200 occupations were cut from the new program , including ICT support and test engineers, ICT support technicians, telecommunications technicians and web developers.
  • Former UKIP MP Douglas Carswell will not stand in general election

    Former UKIP MP Douglas Carswell will not stand in general election

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    Mr Farage stepped down as leader in July 2016 after securing victory in Brexit and claiming to have achieved all of is political ambitions. Nuttall has faced trying times since he was elected party leader. "He's got six weeks to prove himself, hasn't he? It's just as a simple as that". "I've known him for a long time, he's a strong man". "He's got a strong mind".
  • Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump

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    Despite a strong lead, Democrat Jon Ossoff did not attain more than 50 percent in the special election for Georgia's 6th congressional district seat, a former Republican stronghold. Trump made a last-minute intervention in the race this week, aware it was already being seen as a referendum on his political prowess. Please support our efforts.
  • Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff

    Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff

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    A young Democratic Party candidate has come close to winning an outright victory for a US Congressional seat in a staunchly Republican district in Georgia, in an early sign of trouble for the ruling party in next year's mid-term elections. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump would campaign in Georgia for Handel "if needed" but dismissed the race as overhyped. He took credit for the results shortly after midnight on Wednesday - even though his unpopularity nationally and in the ...
  • Tillerson fears an "unchecked Iran" will become like North Korea

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    Despite Tillerson's confirmation that Tehran is complying with the the deal, he said the current regime could sow disorder both in the region and worldwide. But he also signaled that the USA would not immediately tear up the deal as Donald Trump repeatedly pledged on the campaign trail. Among the anti-deal crowd Trump wooed in his presidential bid, the administration's decision is fueling concerns that Trump may let the 2015 accord stand.
  • US attack on Syria aggression against sovereign state: Putin

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    In a significant shift from the White House's stance on the Syrian president - just a week ago the Trump administration acknowledged the "political reality" of Assad remaining in power - Ms Haley said that Mr Assad must go. Trump acts decisively in Syria: Now what? Pin that infamous inaction on former President Barack Obama, who drew a "red line" that he said Assad could not cross - then regrettably gave Assad a pass.
  • Palestinian prisoners in Israel stage hunger strike

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    Opinion polls suggest Barghouti, who is serving multiple life terms for his role in a violent Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, is the top contender to succeed Mr Abbas. "Prisoners who decide to strike will face serious consequences", the Prison Service said in a statement, adding that "strikes and protests are illegal activities and will face unwavering penalisation".
  • Pence: U.S. won't back down on N. Korea

    Pence: U.S. won't back down on N. Korea

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    Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday reiterated the commitment to working with Japan and other countries in the region to bring an end to nuclear and missile issues on the Korean Peninsula. "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve - or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region", he further remarked.
  • Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

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    May says holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country "certainty and stability" as it negotiates its departure from the European Union. May also told the BBC that her political opponents were intent on "frustrating the Brexit process" " even after Parliament authorized divorce talks with the EU.
  • Venezuelans gear up for major march against Maduro

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    Capriles, who has been banned by the government from holding political office for 15 years, has vowed to continue the protests, calling for further marches on Thursday. Her face was covered in a white, sticky substance to protect herself from the noxious effects of tear gas. "We're fed up. We want elections to get Maduro out, because he's destroyed this country", said protester Ingrid Chacon, a 54-year-old secretary.