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Assad has denied responsibility for the attack on Khan Shaykhun, and even suggested that the attack - documented on video and described by worldwide aid groups who treated victims - was entirely a "fabrication". "The UK welcomes USA action to sanction individuals connected to the use of chemical weapons in Syria", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. "The French intelligence services consider that only Bashar al-Assad and some of his most influential entourage can give the order to use ...
  • Hezbollah Warehouse in Damascus Likely Hit by Israeli Strike

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    Damascus International Airport is reportedly a major conduit of Iranian arms bound for Hezbollah in Syria. Initial reports said the explosion was the result of an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah supply hub. The airport lies about 25 km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. "We are for respecting the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic and for keeping Syria a politically integral, united and sovereign state", Peskov said.
  • 'Afghan' firing on Pakistan census team kills several

    'Afghan' firing on Pakistan census team kills several

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    For hours, villages in Chaman, along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, raged with the sound of gunbattles between the Pakistani military forces guarding their side of the border, and the Afghan forces doing the same thing. Meanwhile, Pakistan deployed more army and FC troops on the border. Durani said the clash erupted when Pakistani "militias" tried to cross the border Friday morning.
  • Pope: Humanity couldn't bear war with North Korea

    Pope: Humanity couldn't bear war with North Korea

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    Faithful wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo. On Saturday, the crowd cheered and released yellow and white balloons as Francis lapped the Cairo stadium in a golf cart, waving to onlookers as a chorus sang a joyous hymn.
  • 82 freed Chibok girls arrive in Abuja

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    The girls' abduction sparked the robust "Bring Back Our Girls" social media campaign, which even went viral in the West, but none of the girls were reportedly freed until last October. The girls were released on Saturday after negotiation with the militants. Neither the Nigerian president nor Boko Haram, which has links to the Islamic State extremist group, gave details on the exchange.
  • Venezuela's President Wants To Scrap Existing Government, Rewrite Constitution

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    Opposition leaders earlier denounced Maduro's call for a new constitution as a "giant fraud" created to keep the president in power and deny Venezuelans the right to express their views through elections. "It's a way of calling elections that uses up energy but does not carry risk, because it's not a universal, direct and secret vote", Leon said. However, Maduro's attempt to shift the responsibility for the country's future onto the will of " the people, the communities, the peasants ", who ...
  • Cavaliers will face Raptors in second round

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    After being tied with at halftime, Toronto held Milwaukee to only 35 second-half points to win the game. Milwaukee could never muster a string of points to get them back in the game and the Raptors went to the locker room with a 51-38 advantage.
  • The euro had a boost from the French election result

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    His victory was a relief to European allies who feared another populist result after Britain's vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump's ascension to USA president previous year. His election also represents a long-awaited generational change in French politics that have been dominated by the same faces for years. "I'm so happy, it feels so good!" Video: What is in Emmanuel Macron's in-tray? Markets breathed a sigh of relief as the vote result effectively eliminates any risk of ...
  • Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

    Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

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    Wiranto said that the order to ban HTI came directly from President Joko Widodo. Most recently, the HTI participated in rolling mass rallies calling for Jakarta's outgoing governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama be unseated and jailed for alleged blasphemy after comments he made regarding the Quran last September.
  • AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 8 cents

    AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 8 cents

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    The lowest gas prices can be found in the Flint area, according to AAA, where it is about $2.24 per gallon. The average price for a gallon of gas in Alaska is around $2.86, according to price watch website gasbuddy .com - a rise of six cents in price over the last month and 43 cents since a year ago.