• De-escalation zones deal goes into effect in Syria

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    The air force of President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, would also halt flights over the four zones. They asked whether those were terrorist groups or armed opposition units. Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it accepted a Russian proposal to create de-escalation zones, vowing not to shell the areas in compliance with a largely ignored ceasefire agreed to in December.
  • Election 2017: Theresa May promises to advance workers' rights

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    Responding to the announcement, a Conservative Party spokesman said: "Jeremy Corbyn can't deliver any of this because his nonsensical economic policies would damage our economy and mean less money for the NHS, not more". The Guardian says Mrs May's pledge and the counter-offer from Labour to resuscitate the NHS with extra funding, cutting waiting lists and scraping the 1% pay cap, shows the fight for the working class vote is intensifying.
  • North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile

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    The initial assessment by USA intelligence is that the missile launched by North Korea was a KN-17, a medium range ballistic missile, according to two US officials. But if it was sacked at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles), experts said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the launch was "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely.
  • Governor sentenced to prison for blaspheming Islam

    Governor sentenced to prison for blaspheming Islam

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    Ahok said he would appeal, but it was unclear if he would be released once that process is underway. Ahok, an ethnic-Chinese Christian, was an ally to current Indonesian president Joko Widodo; but the verdict will be seen as a blow to a government that seeks to quell radical groups and sooth investors' concerns that the country's secular values were at risk.
  • China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

    China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

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    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is attending a Roundtable Summit together with other world leaders in Beijing for the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The two-day meeting included Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and presidents or prime ministers from Italy, Hungary and Greece, as well as most of China's Asian neighbors, but no major Western leaders.
  • 'Planned By AAP', Says Kapil Mishra On Being Attacked During Protest

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    Mishra who has been on a hunger strike arrived at the ACB office at noon to and was questioned till late afternoon. Sacked Aam Aadmi Party minster Kapil Mishra's statement was recorded by the Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday over his allegations that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam.
  • West Indies 146-6 at tea vs Pakistan in decisive 3rd test

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    However, they were given hope when Jason Holder joined Roston at the crease and the pair had lifted their side to 151 when the captain fell to Hasan Ali in the 62nd over. "I wouldn't say it's up there with the other two but a century is a century", Chase said after the match. The match, however, ended in a draw. Shah finished with five for 92 and a series haul of 25 wickets, the highest of his career, as he took the man of the series award.
  • North Korea and USA

    North Korea and USA

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    The alleged plan to use a biochemical agent on a member of North Korea's ruling family resembles the assassination earlier this year of Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother at a Malaysian airport. The move marked a significant shift for China, which had been using an exception in the United Nations sanctions - often known as the "livelihood loophole" - to keep its coal imports flowing.
  • Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique

    Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique

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    Vegas police said the arrest happened about 1 a.m. Sunday near The Venetian casino-hotel. Police said the man was " acting erratic " and told the officers there were people "chasing him". Officials say that, as they caught up to him, the suspect attempted to enter a vehicle and they were forced to use a Taser on him. Techniques like the lateral vascular neck restraint have come under intense criticism in recent years, particularly since the 2014 death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man ...
  • Local ranchers hopeful after trade deal with China

    Local ranchers hopeful after trade deal with China

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    And it's not the first time China has said it was opening the door to US beef - they have been saying they would do so for 14 years now. It's the first list of commitments between the US and China stemming from the nations' 100-day action plan, which President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in April.