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An official from South Korea's Defense Ministry couldn't immediately confirm whether any of the rockets represented a new type of ICBM. With the US Navy deployed near the Korean peninsula, and experts speculating that Pyongyang was preparing another nuclear test, Beijing said that the tensions were getting close to the breaking point.
  • Obama's call hints at support for Macron in French election

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    Right now, Macron is expected to win. The past may or may not be applicable in a world that has changed a great deal since 2002. "I hear Madame Le Pen. Fillon wanted greater cooperation with Russian Federation and Iran and Melenchon said the best answer was to continue with the campaign and show France won't give into violence and he's going ahead with a drinks party for supporters in Paris this evening.
  • Iraqi forces recapture new neighborhood from IS militants

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    According to estimates, as many as 500,000 people still remain in ISIL-controlled areas in western Mosul , including about 400,000 in the densely populated old city. "You can not get vehicles in there, so it's gotta be a dismounted operation", Brigadier General Rick Uribe, a senior coalition commander, said of the Old City.
  • Arkansas set to execute first inmate since 2005

    Arkansas set to execute first inmate since 2005

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    Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus. With his arms extended, covered with a sheet, and his head and hands covered with leather straps, Lee made no final statement and showed no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.
  • Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies in Italy at 117

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    Carlo Bava told the AP that she died while sitting in a rocking chair in her home, located in the Northern Italy town of Verbania. She was the last person in the world to have been born in the 1800s. According to the Telegraph , Morano left her husband, who she said was violent, shortly after the death of their only child. Dr Bava, who also lives in Verbania, had been her doctor for almost a quarter of a century.
  • USA top diplomat warns of Iran 'provocations'

    USA top diplomat warns of Iran 'provocations'

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    As Tillerson said last week, "We have to look at Iran in a very comprehensive way in terms of the threat it poses in all areas of the region and the world". As he often had during the president campaign, Trump ripped into the deal struck by Iran , the US and other world powers in 2015 and said "it shouldn't have been signed".
  • French presidential hopefuls in last days of campaign before first vote

    French presidential hopefuls in last days of campaign before first vote

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    Citing Brexit and the results of the USA election, Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight saw the HBO host delve into the upcoming French election as he profiled each of the candidates running for office, with a special focus on Marine Le Pen, the head of the far-right National Front, whose campaign rhetoric has sounded not unlike Donald Trump.
  • Easter road deaths increases by 51%

    Easter road deaths increases by 51%

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    Maswanganyi announced the preliminary statistics at government news service, the GCIS's head office, in Pretoria. Mpumalanga recorded a 33% increase in fatalities from 21 fatalities in 2016 to 28 this year. "I call on all citizens to exercise this responsibility to make South African roads safer to travel in", said Maswanganyi. "A total of 174,253 vehicles were stopped and checked with the intention to remove unroadworthy vehicles from our roads in all provinces".
  • Getting Tough on North Korea

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    Vice President Mike Pence visited the most militarized area in the world, the Demilitarized Zone that constitutes the border between North Korea and South Korea, to issue a firm warning to authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that the usa and its allies are losing patience with North Korea's insistence on pursuing its nuclear weapons program in defiance of global law.
  • 20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

    20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

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    In a statement, emergency medical service ER24 described arriving at the scene, where fire-fighters were tackling the flames. The dead children lay trapped inside the burnt out shell of the vehicle that stood on its side, he said. "The driver was driving rashly and negligently". "We are trying to find out exactly what happened", Meiring said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the loss of life, and offered his condolences to the families of the victims.
  • Widow of Saints star Will Smith upset at killer's 25 years

    Widow of Saints star Will Smith upset at killer's 25 years

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    Assistant district attorneys Jason Napoli and Laura Rodrigue conceded that Smith was intoxicated - his blood alcohol content of.235 was almost three times the state's legal limit to drive - and that he certainly was angry when first confronting Hayes after being rear-ended at a calculated 15 miles per hour, shortly before 11:30 p.m.