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Sweden was the only European Union country to vote in favor of the resolution, which passed in a 22-10 vote, with 26 countries either abstaining or not registering a voting decision. UNESCO delegates prior to the opening of the organization's 2013 General Conference in Paris, France. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Tel Aviv will cut $1 million in United Nations funding over an anti-Israel resolution recently approved at the world body's cultural agency.
  • UN human rights office hits out at 'rushed' Arkansas executions

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    One of Williams' attorneys, Shawn Nolan, requested a full investigation into the "problematic execution", saying the accounts of it were " horrifying ". Lee, Jones, and Marcel and Kenneth Williams were executed this week; the others' executions have been stayed. In June, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals plans to hear a challenge by OH death row inmates of the state's new three-drug method, which inmates say could lead to a substantial risk of harm.
  • Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez returns, Danilo starts for Real Madrid

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    We have a final on Wednesday, three more in the league, but first we're going to focus on the game against Atletico Madrid. " It seems like here we have grown up in Beverly Hills ", said Ramos on Tuesday. A repeat of their incredible victory in 2015 is improbable at best, especially against a side that is yet to lose by more than one goal this season while also scoring in each of their last 60 outings.
  • Penn State Frat Brothers Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

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    Piazza's father, Jim Piazza , this morning called his son's death a "senseless and very preventable tragedy". Young discussed what might happen in a GroupMe conversation with another frat member, the report said . Miller said video footage turned over to investigators was critical to the investigation, providing evidence of what occurred and contradicting stories some witnesses had told.
  • President Trump Fires F.B.I. Director James Comey

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    Richard Burr of North Carolina, chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, which like the FBI is investigating Russian ties to the Trump campaign and meddling in the 2016 election. Even if a special counsel is appointed, it would be hard to dispel a perception of impropriety. The FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling - and possible links with Trump's campaign team - continues despite Comey's dismissal.
  • United States working on new DPRK sanctions: Tillerson

    United States working on new DPRK sanctions: Tillerson

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    In his first ministerial meeting with all 10 Asean members, Mr Tillerson also called on nations with competing claims in the South China Sea to cease all island-building and militarisation while talks aimed at creating a maritime code of conduct were under way.
  • Sally Yates' Testimony Shows The White House Lied About Michael Flynn

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    The saga of General Michael Flynn, whom served briefly as President Trump's national security adviser before being dismissed for misleading Trump administration officials about his Russian contacts, was a recurrent theme of the hearing. The White House fired him in February after concluding he had not been truthful about those conversations. Obama and Trump haven't spoken since the inauguration, though an aide said Obama would take Trump's call if the Republican reached out.
  • Beijing Launches First China-Made Aircraft Carrier Amid North Korean Crisis

    Beijing Launches First China-Made Aircraft Carrier Amid North Korean Crisis

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    The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning , is a second hand Soviet ship built more than 25 years ago and commissioned in 2012 after extensive refits. Earlier reports also suggested that the ship's hangars were built large enough to accommodate between 28 to 36 aircraft onboard. While the Chinese navy flexed muscle with massive expansion of overseas with new "logistic" based in Gwadar in Pakistan and Djibouti in the Indian Ocean, the Chinese official media sought to project India ...
  • Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

    Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

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    The election will be held May 19. His comments mirror those of others in the run-up to the election, in which Rouhani faces five opponents. Speeches by Gholamhossein Karbaschi in support of Rouhani, and talks by reformist candidates running in the local council and village elections have meanwhile been cancelled by the authorities in four cities, according to reformist politician Abdollah Ramezanzadeh.
  • Senate Intel Committee subpoenas Flynn for Russian Federation docs

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    Democratic Sen. Al Franken asked former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday why the Trump administration waited almost three weeks to fire former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after Yates had warned the White House's top lawyers that Flynn could be susceptible to blackmail by the Russians.