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Barrel bombs are oil drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel. The US strikes obliterated substantial portions of Syria's military capacity there. "It's time for Vladimir Putin to face the truth about the tyrant he is propping up", Johnson said, according to a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Agence France-Presse reported .
  • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to National Security Council

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    Trump administration officials reportedly wanted to shrink the NSC's size after its time under Susan Rice, a former national security adviser for President Obama. A White House aide said the reshuffle was not a demotion for Mr Bannon, who used to head up Breitbart News . And Jewish Democratic figures called for Trump to reconsider Bannon's appointment.
  • OSHA: Probe of St. Louis boiler blast could take months

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    Trentham, the only victim to be publicly identified as of Tuesday afternoon, was one of three engineers at the company with up-to-date city licenses required for operating boilers, a spokeswoman for St. The explosion occurred at the Loy Lange Box Company around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Jenkerson says the dead include one person at the box company and two at the laundry.
  • Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

    Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

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    Amnesty recorded executions in 23 countries , two fewer than in 2015. In the Middle East and North Africa overall, the number of executions decreased by 28%. This rate of executions is half that of 2007, a third that of 1997. Like Vietnam, the precise number remains a state secret. The number of executions carried out in Georgia nearly doubled compared to the previous year (from 5 to 9); while the figure nearly halved in Texas (from 13 to 7).
  • Lewis Hamilton Wins Chinese Grand Prix

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    Ricciardo finished fourth, followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in sixth. Sunday's race will see Vettel going all out to cement Ferrari's credentials as genuine title contenders with a second successive win, after his triumph in the season-opening race in Australia.
  • US Looking at Possible Russian Role in Syrian Chemical Attacks

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    But the USA ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Haley, suggested that such a process was doomed as long as Assad was in power. In The Sunday Times, Sir Michael said Russian Federation needed to take action to make sure the "needless suffering" of Syrian civilians can be brought to an end.
  • Zuma Says Demonstrations Against Him Showed Racism Is 'Real'

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    South African President Jacob Zuma has branded protesters calling for his resignation "racists", saying they held placards that were derogatory about black people. Zuma's sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle on March 31 has outraged allies and opponents alike, undermined his authority and caused rifts in the ANC, which has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • Duterte says will reinforce, not militarize, Philippines-controlled Spratlys islets

    Duterte says will reinforce, not militarize, Philippines-controlled Spratlys islets

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    In a statement on Thursday, Duterte also said he might visit Thitu (Pagasa) Island in the Spartly Archipelago, over which Vietnam claims sovereignty, on June 12 (the Philippines' Independence Day). "I'm claiming both the nine or 10 islands and the Benham Rise". Duterte wants China to be a major investor in the Philippines. "If they start fighting, we'd be caught in the middle", he said.