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And while details about the tragic incident were limited during the day, we now know that the shooting was a murder-suicide carried out not by a tormented student, but by an estranged husband. Smith's mother told New York Daily News , her daughter regretted marrying the man who took her life. "We're also told from the family that she didn't necessarily take those threats seriously; she thought that he was reaching out for attention".
  • Trump's intelligence doubts parroted by Russia

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    Mr Tillerson said he wanted to understand why US-Russia differences exist. USA president Donald Trump has expressed skepticism about the quality of the US's own intelligence, particularly when it comes to chemical weapons. It's unbelievable that 59 Tomahawk missiles can make us forget that everyone from Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to campaign operative-turned-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in contact with the Russians while Russian hackers allegedly were working to help Trump win.
  • Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war, terrorism

    Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war, terrorism

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    Hundreds of young people led the procession into St. Peter's Square and later, youths from Poland handed the World Youth Day cross to young representatives from Panama, where the next worldwide gathering will be held in January in 2019. However, after hearing the witness of a Franciscan sister and a young man who was pulled from the rubble of his school after it collapsed in an natural disaster in 2002, killing his teacher and 27 classmates, Francis set his text aside and took notes instead, ...
  • Trump to decide whether to stay Paris climate pact by late May

    Trump to decide whether to stay Paris climate pact by late May

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    The Clean Power Plan was seen as a cornerstone of COP 21, the latest major carbon-focused climate initiative that former President Obama agreed to without taking part in the formal treaty process. Acting in their self-interest, China, India and the European Union will continue on their chosen paths, which include renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reduction of emissions from other sectors.
  • Trump tweets 'North Korea is looking for trouble'

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    He has stated that China should take a larger role in pressuring the North Korean regime. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). U.S. Marine soldiers patrol during the U.S. "He would welcome President Xi weighing in on this a little bit more", Spicer said. North Korea's Rodong Sinmun reported Tuesday that a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said the us military strike on Syria was an act of aggression that showed why North Korea needs nuclear weapons .
  • Egyptian Coptic churches bombed on Palm Sunday by ISIS, 44 dead

    Egyptian Coptic churches bombed on Palm Sunday by ISIS, 44 dead

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    Shortly after, St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, where Pope Tawadros II was giving a sermon, witnessed an explosion, killing at least 16 and injured 41 others. The aftermath of an explosion that took place at a Coptic church on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt , April 9, 2017. "A group of Daesh sympathisers were hiding in one of Assiut province s mountainous areas", the ministry said in a statement , using an Arabic acronym for IS.
  • Yahoo accused of mismanaging fund for dissidents in China

    Yahoo accused of mismanaging fund for dissidents in China

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    Times Wang, a lawyer in the law firm representing the Chinese dissidents, said Yahoo "abandoned its responsibilities to Trust beneficiaries" by standing idly while aware that its humanitarian trust fund was being squandered. Yahoo and the two dissidents' families settled in 2007 for an undisclosed amount, and as part of the settlement, Yahoo agreed to create a relief fund for others imprisoned for speaking out against the government online.
  • Xi stresses China's North Korea concerns in talk with Trump

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    However the United States is trying to push for stronger action in an effort to intimidate North Korea into falling into line. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said he told Xi that any efforts by China to rein in North Korea would help improve the conditions of a trade deal with the U.S.
  • N. Ireland remains in limbo as talks deadline passes

    N. Ireland remains in limbo as talks deadline passes

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    A snap election on March 2 led to Sinn Féin, which wants a united Ireland, winning 27 seats, one fewer than the Democratic Unionist Party, the largest in the Executive. Mr Brokenshire reiterated his view that the situation was "not sustainable" in the long term. "It is actually very serious and the fact that we do not have an executive being formed today is very regrettable".
  • Tillerson, top diplomats hold urgent meeting on Syria crisis

    Tillerson, top diplomats hold urgent meeting on Syria crisis

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    After seeing images of the horrific aftermath of the chemical attack, Trump ordered a bombardment of the Shayrat airbase in western Syria, which the U.S. A USA military official told CNN the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence.