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More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government demonstrations. US President Donald Trump ordered the strikes after he blamed Assad for last week's chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.
  • Oxford named as one of the slowest cities in UK

    Oxford named as one of the slowest cities in UK

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    The data covers Britain's entire 2,173 miles of motorway network. The traffic in Ely travels at the same pace as the country's capital, London, travelling at an average speed of just 14.59mph. We undertake work throughout the country and usually find the M25 to be the most cumbersome, and our data provides evidence for that. The Managing Director of Satrak, Dan Walton, said: "It's little surprise to find that the M25 is in fact the slowest motorway".
  • No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

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    Both he and Lavrov said progress was made during the day of discussions and announced that a working group would be set up to examine the poor state of US-Russian ties. "We confirmed our common intention of leading an uncompromising fight against global terrorism", Lavrov said at news conference following the talks.
  • Trump warns against labeling China a currency manipulator

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    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after Wall Street fell for a second day and U.S. President Donald Trump. "The comments on China could have been positive (for the yuan) because I felt China was walking on eggshells over this issue and to the extent that when they have intervened over the a year ago it's been to sell dollars to keep (the pair) from moving higher", he said .
  • India, Australia sign MoUs on combating terrorism, civil aviation security

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    A stalled free trade agreement between the two countries is expected to dominate the talks. Following the reception, Turnbull told the media that ties between the two countries were strong and would be "stronger because of this visit". Australia is well placed to provide resources such as uranium, coal, gas and renewable energy technology to India as it modernises. Though the two sides agreed to a fresh round of discussions, he made it clear his priority was now the broader Regional ...
  • Boston Solothon? Marathon race director runs it alone

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    That Nardo just turned 65 on Tuesday only adds to the thrill. She is among 51 Delawareans entered in the Boston Marathon. Bill Fiore, 66, of Clarks Green, also qualified for the Boston Marathon for the third time and cherishes time spent with friends he's made over the years through the sport.
  • US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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    The United States , Mexico and Canada have announced plans to launch a joint bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup . In a press conference where the words "historic" and "bold" were thrown around repetitively, the bid team wants 2026 to be the first time a World Cup is hosted across three countries.
  • Arab League urges Israel to end occupation of Palestinian territory

    Arab League urges Israel to end occupation of Palestinian territory

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    A senior Israeli Cabinet minister says the Arab summit's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflects "the many challenges faced by the Arab world". The summit's concluding statement also called on all countries not to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, and to respect all UN Security Council resolutions.
  • Leicester probing fan disturbances in Madrid

    Leicester probing fan disturbances in Madrid

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    Leicester could be down to the bare bones for the second leg with Yohan Benalouane, who played in Madrid, and Marcin Wasilewski the only recognised central defenders available. The Foxes, though, remained resolute and still have a chance to keep their European dream alive and clinch an improbable semifinal spot when they meet again on Tuesday, April 18 for the second leg.
  • In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

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    Ahmadinejad won two successive terms in 2005 and 2009 before being replaced by Rouhani in 2013. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised Ahmadinejad not to run for president in the May elections, saying his potential candidacy would "polarise" the general atmosphere governing the country.
  • Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'

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    Russia's alleged meddling in the United States presidential election also hovered over the first face-to-face encounter between Mr Putin and a Trump administration Cabinet member. He also said there was nothing to suggest Russian forces were involved in the use of chemical weapons. The Kremlin deployed missile-defense systems - including the state-of-the-art SA-21 Growler - in Syria about six months ago, claiming that Assad's air bases were now safe from American cruise missiles.