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Afghan officials had earlier said the bombing had killed 36 IS fighters. "Dropping of the massive and the so-called mother of all bombs, celebrating the attack and using it as a propaganda tool show the growing barbarism of the American invaders", the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Friday.
  • US envoy Tillerson meets with Putin in Moscow

    US envoy Tillerson meets with Putin in Moscow

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he had a "productive" and frank two-hour meeting on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador says the USA "provocation" by attacking a Syrian air base will only encourage those who want a military solution to the six-year Syrian conflict.
  • Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication': AFP interview

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    Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Asked if airstrikes by Syrian troops could have struck a terrorist chemical weapons depot, Assad declined to speculate, saying it was often hard to know the details about targets from aerial pictures.
  • Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

    Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

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    Months later, the Iraqi security forces backed by tens of thousands of Shiite and Sunni volunteers, known as Hashd Shaabi paramilitary units, and with the air support provided by global coalition led by the United States, the troops managed to recapture most of Iraq's key cities, towns and villages from the IS group.
  • South Africa's Opposition In United Front Against President

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    The rand has tumbled more than 11 percent since March 27, when Zuma ordered Gordhan to return home from overseas talks with investors, days before firing him. Holomisa added that the recent two credit downgrades to junk status make South Africa an unsafe investment destination and the effects will be felt by all.
  • Chief Keef Charged with DUI After Miami Weed Bust

    Chief Keef Charged with DUI After Miami Weed Bust

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    Cozart, according to the police report, had "bloodshot, watery, droopy eyes and mush mouth". Sizzurp-also known as Lean or Purple Drank, is a mixture of prescription cough syrup containing codeine and soda, sometimes with a jolly rancher thrown in for maximum "fun".
  • Triple talaq impacts dignity of women: Centre to SC

    Triple talaq impacts dignity of women: Centre to SC

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    Several Muslim women have challenged the practice of " triple talaq " in which the husband, quite often, pronounces talaq thrice in one go, sometimes over phone or text message. "The paradox is that Muslim women in India are more vulnerable in their social status because of the prevalence of such practices, even though they live in a secular country", it said.
  • Girl child welfare next on Adityanath govt's list

    Girl child welfare next on Adityanath govt's list

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    An official release here said that Sehgal has been put on the wait list and Awasthi has got charge of all the departments held by him. The chief minister also directed the power department to ensure that defective or burnt transformers are replaced expeditiously in rural areas so that agricultural operations do not suffer.
  • 'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

    'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

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    State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said the meeting "served as an indicator that the China-US relationship is still very much on course since the Trump administration took office in January", and it was likely the two nations would develop a more "pragmatic relationship".
  • Syrian media claims four children killed in United States strikes

    Syrian media claims four children killed in United States strikes

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    American forces fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat airbase in central Syria overnight - the first time the United States has carried out direct military action against President Bashar al-Assad's troops. Nasr al-Hariri, chief negotiator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said on Twitter that the strikes "should they continue, would kick off a correct start in combating terrorism".
  • USA officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

    USA officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

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    But Tillerson, who is expected to visit Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian officials, said on ABC's "This Week" programme there was "no change" to the US military posture toward Syria. "I always wanted us to help Syrian fighters on the ground who themselves wanted to negotiate". Since Mr Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles at the airfield in Syria's Homs province, the United States and UK on one side, and Russian Federation and Iran on the other, have made reciprocal ...
  • Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings

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    A state of emergency already in place in the Sinai Peninsula has failed to halt near daily attacks against police and security forces by the Islamic State group in the volatile area. The pope's visit was "very significant" for both Catholic and Orthodox communities, said Angaelos. The war in Syria and the turmoil in the Middle East have had its spill-over effect on Egypt.
  • 8-year-old, 2 adults killed in San Bernardino elementary school shooting

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    One of the adults was a teacher, according to San Bernardino Unified School District spokeswoman Maria Garcia. Anderson, 53, then turned the gun on himself and killed himself. Mike Madden said at a news conference Monday. Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead.
  • Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

    Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

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    A ceremony to this effect was held at the United Nations headquarters in NY. "You have been to the most hard places, visited several refugee camps". Of her emergence as the leading campaigner for girls" education, she said: "It wasn't that I was very intelligent or very clever or I had some special kind of training or something.
  • House committee responds to Supreme Court ruling

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    House spokersperson Clay Redden confirms to WHNT News 19 that the hearings will proceed as previously scheduled on Monday morning. Bentley, who has served as Alabama's governor since 2011, has been embroiled in a scandal since recordings emerged of him making sexually suggestive comments to one of his advisers.
  • Tusk Predicts 'Tough' Brexit Talks as he Delivers Draft Negotiating Guidelines

    Tusk Predicts 'Tough' Brexit Talks as he Delivers Draft Negotiating Guidelines

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    The draft guidelines set the tone for the coming two years of Brexit talks and will now be sent to the capitals of the 27 remaining European Union countries ahead of a special summit in Brussels on April 29. In her letter, the prime minister expressed her belief that "it is necessary to agree the terms of our future partnership alongside those of our withdrawal from the European Union".
  • Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error

    Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error

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    Officials now report that the system was hacked, forcing crews to shut down the warning system that would normally alert residents to severe weather dangers. Technicians were trying to determine how to bring the system back online without the risk of it being hacked again, he said. Dallas City Fire and Rescue had to visit each individual siren site to manually turn them off.
  • US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, According To Resolute Support

    US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, According To Resolute Support

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    The soldier's name hasn't been announced and no other information has been released. Those operations are sometimes carried out in conjunction with Afghan forces. It is the first USA combat fatality in Afghanistan this year. The soldier's death was confirmed today (8 April) by US Navy Captain Bill Salvin, who told Reuters a special forces operator had been killed.
  • Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

    Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

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    The earthquakes yesterday came four days after Tuesday's magnitude 5.5 tremor, also with Batangas as epicenter. It also recorded quake intensities in following areas: Intensity 7 - Mabini, Batangas; Intensity 6 - Calatagan, Nasugbu and Tingloy, Batangas; Intensity 5 - Batangas City, Sto.