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The meeting will give Italy, Germany, France, Britain, Canada and Japan their first chance to grill the new USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson on whether Washington is now committed to overthrowing Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The report says that "pro-opposition social media reports" began suggesting an attack shortly before 7 a.m. local time on April 4, while Russia's explanation maintained an airstrike occurred around noon local time.
  • Brexit referendum website may have been hacked - MPs

    Brexit referendum website may have been hacked - MPs

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    This was the last day people could register to have a vote in the June 23 referendum and authorities blamed a surge in demand as Brits scrambled to sign up. Whether you voted to remain, to leave, or just didn't care, MPs claims that the United Kingdom registration site may have been targeted by foreign hackers is worrying for the security of British democracy.
  • Palestinian teen dies weeks after being shot by Israeli troops: Ministry

    Palestinian teen dies weeks after being shot by Israeli troops: Ministry

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    A week-long closure of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will begin Monday ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the army has announced. Israel routinely imposes closures during Jewish holidays. Israeli forces have killed at least 243 Palestinians during the same period. "Hits were confirmed. The vehicle then fled the scene", the IDF said in a statement.
  • Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

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    Pope Francis kisses the foot of a Muslim refugee during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees centre near Rome , Italy, on March 24, 2016. Sunday's attacks, carried out by two suicide bombers, were the deadliest attacks Egypt's Christian community has seen for years. USA presidents have in the past made a beeline for the Vatican while they were in Italy or Europe in order to meet with the head of the world's largest Christian church.
  • Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson set for Outlaw Music Festival Tour

    Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson set for Outlaw Music Festival Tour

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    This year, the show is going on the road to at least six cities, starting just outside New Orleans. Artists including Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, and My Morning Jacket will perform at different shows throughout the six-city tour, which will now come to a close on 16 July (17) in Syracuse, New York.
  • Prince William and Prince Harry at Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

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    Canadian Pacific today commemorated the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the ultimate sacrifice made by more than 3,500 Canadians in a military victory that many consider a defining moment in the history of the country. Granger Avery, CMA president. Delivering part of his address in French Charles added: "We honour those who served so gallantly, and who gave so much".
  • G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

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    A meeting of the "likeminded" countries was hastily arranged on the sidelines of a Group of 7 industrialized economies in Italy, days after the USA for the first time launched airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on whether Washington is now committed to overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Some analysts say the only replacement could be an Alawite army general, since the presence of such a leader would serve as a guarantee ...
  • Russian Federation probes metro bomber contacts as first victims buried

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    The committee said now there is no evidence that the six detainees have links with the perpetrator of the deadly blast, but it will check all their contacts and connections. Several police vehicles were dispatched to the scene as well as security services. The six detained were suspected of recruiting "mostly immigrants from the republics of Central Asia to commit crimes of a terrorist nature and involvement in the activities of terrorist organizations banned in Russian Federation", the ...
  • Cuomo's tuition deal opens up colleges to less well-off

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    According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, the North Country is home to 18,542 families with college-age students who would be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship Program . The Excelsior Scholarship - passed as part of the state budget on Sunday - will provide free tuition to students attending the State University or City University of NY if their families earn $125,000 or less per year.
  • Kate Bush opens up about Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival rumours

    Kate Bush opens up about Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival rumours

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    All in all, it seems that a Coachella appearance for Bush would be unlikely; if the famously private Bush is already averse to playing in the USA, why would she start with one of the most frantic and hyped-up festivals in the country? A new New Yorker piece about the organizing of Coachella indicated that festival execs declined to book beloved singer-songwriter Kate Bush because "no one is going to understand it".
  • South Carolina wins first ever NCAA women's basketball championship

    South Carolina wins first ever NCAA women's basketball championship

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    They got the sweep against Mississippi State for the season, and the senior class will go out with 111 wins - the most in school history. Dawn Staley is going to savor her first NCAA championship . "Everybody. Everybody shares in this moment". "Yeah, I'm going to the White House", Staley told The Associated Press. The Gamecocks coasted toward the finish line as they defeated Mississippi State for the third time, 67-55 to win the national title.
  • Education, research cooperation key to India-Australia ties: Modi

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    Meanwhile, India and Australia yesterday signed six MoUs in different fields including combating terrorism, civil aviation security, sports, health and medicine and satellite navigation. Prime Minister Turnbull emphasised the role Australia's industry-led vocational education and training system, qualifications and training providers could play in India's program to train 400 million people by 2022.