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Its manifesto outlines pledges to nationalise water, energy, railways and Royal Mail , pump £6 billion a year into schools, £7 billion into health and social care and scrap university tuition fees . McCluskey said his own support for Corbyn was rock solid and he praised Labour's election manifesto, which was launched on Tuesday and promises renationalisation of some services and measures to curb corporate excess.
  • Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

    Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

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    Nineteen French soldiers have died serving in Mali since 2013 when Hollande launched an intervention to chase out jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda who had overtaken key northern cities, according to the latest defence ministry figures. French President Emmanuel Macron meets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni head of next week's G7 summit in Italy. French President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off his visit to Mali, his first official trip outside Europe since his May 7 election.
  • Sri Lanka floods claim at least 151 lives

    Sri Lanka floods claim at least 151 lives

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    The Department of Meteorology said in a statement issued at 5.30 am on Monday that the depression in the East central Bay of Bengal has intensified in to a Cyclonic storm 'MORA, ' although it is moving away from the island. Some medical teams were sent to the terribly hit areas to help prevent an epidemic of waterborne diseases. "All access to our village is cut off". "The sheer scale and number of landslides as well as flooding around the country have stretched authorities", she said, ...
  • North Korea fires unidentified projectile, military in Seoul say

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    North Korea says its weapons programme is necessary to counter U.S. aggression. North Korea conducted yet another weapons test Monday (its third missile launch in as many weeks), successfully firing a short-range ballistic missile into Japan's exclusive economic waters in open defiance of United Nations sanctions and growing worldwide pressure from the U.S., China, Japan and others.
  • Tusk says European Union, U.S. stick to similar positions on Ukraine

    Tusk says European Union, U.S. stick to similar positions on Ukraine

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    His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has said the United States reserves the right to be protectionist if trade arrangements are unfair to US companies and workers. Still, Trump hailed the trip a success as he arrived to the G-7 summit in Sicily Friday, the final stop of his maiden global trip, a grueling nine-day, five-stop marathon.
  • Yankees' Aaron Judge belts first career grand slam

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    They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors. The South Carolina native did not factor in the decision in that one but snapped a sting of back-to-back losses, during which he allowed nine runs in 11 frames. With nobody out in the second, Ryon Healy was cut down by Gardner trying to stretch a two-run single to left field. The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in several tough situations.
  • Congress condemns Kerala's 'horrific' incident of calf slaughtering

    Congress condemns Kerala's 'horrific' incident of calf slaughtering

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    On the basis of a complaint from a Yuva Morcha worker, the police registered a case against the YC activists under Section 120 A of the Kerala Police Act. Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president M M Hassan said here that the action had dented the Youth Congress' protest and the activists were suspended from the party.
  • Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

    Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

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    Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said . The President focused on news reports that include the words "sources say". Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told ABC News Sunday that it was "acceptable" to create secret lines of communications with foreign states.
  • Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

    Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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    Instead, the president used his speech to publicly scold the 23 out of 28 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that are not living up to their commitment to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense. "First on the list, of course, is terrorism". The White House had hoped to use Trump's five-stop trip as a moment to reset. Summing up the tour on Saturday, Trump's advisers seemed most enthused about the Saudi leg, where he clinched a $110 billion arms deal and forged what one aide ...
  • United Kingdom election: Corbyn closes in on May

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    An ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph had Tories down two points in the past week on 44 per cent, six points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour on 38 per cent. He did not look like what a doctor would order for the Labour party. He said: "Ensuring the safety of our communities demands properly resourced action across many fronts".