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Army inquiry on human shield still to conclude

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The Indian Army has denied Indian media reports that an Indian Army Court of Inquiry (COI) had acquitted an army officer accused of tying a Kashmiri man to his jeep, using him as a human-shield while patrolling in India-held Kashmir on April 9, saying that the COI has yet to reach a conclusion in the matter. Read More »

Tillerson gives nod to Paris Agreement at Arctic Council meeting

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, said climate change was the first thing she looked for when given a copy of the declaration. Uncertainty over how President Trump's proposed climate policy changes may affect the work of the Arctic Council has hung over the meeting in Fairbanks. Read More »

Today's a special one for mothers

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In 1876, the senior Jarvis said "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother's day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life". You brought us into the world and life didn't always turn out as planned, but you made the best decision for us. If you're far away, you can surprise her with item at your trusted online stores, special delivery for your mother . Read More »

Myanmar and Holy See Establish Diplomatic Relations

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Police said they would prosecute those responsible for the information, which has spread quickly on online social networks that have grown in popularity amid expanding freedoms and internet access in Myanmar. A number of HRC member countries have dissociated themselves from the resolution or voiced their opposition to the establishment of such a mission. Read More »

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects worldwide observers in Rakhine state

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However, in recent months tens of thousands have fled to Bangladesh amid a military crackdown on insurgents in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been accused of inaction in the face of their plight, while in February the Pope has spoken up for the Rohingya complaining that they have been driven from their homeland "simply because they uphold their Muslim faith". Read More »

Donald Trump to meet Erdoğan next Tuesday

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It said this is the first meeting between the two leaders after Trump became president. Up to date, Turkey's fighting against ISIS is the most effective, others countries weren't successful in it, stressed President Erdogan . Trump congratulated Erdoğan on his referendum win. But Erdoğan criticized the recent USA decision to directly arm the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara regards as terror "terrorist" groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party ... Read More »

Air strikes target Islamic State in eastern Syria, kill 23 - monitor

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Separately, at least ten militants were killed in the areas of Maqaber and al-Orfi in Deir ez-Zor on Saturday after Syrian government forces stepped up their attacks on them. The activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says the strike hit a convoy of farm workers and that 22 died. The airstrike targeted one of the villages in the northern countryside of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS terror group, said the report. Read More »

North Korea claims test of 'newly developed ballistic rocket'

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Weapons experts and government officials believe the North has accomplished some technical progress with those tests. Referring to North Korea, he remained downbeat about the current US and South Korean leaders' ability to resolve what he described as a "really tough sort of problem". Read More »

Ebola Confirmed in DRC, MSF to Launch Emergency Intervention

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Both Congo and its western neighbor, Republic of Congo, have experienced Ebola outbreaks in the past and global organizations have said they are ready to assist in the event of an epidemic. This was followed by a confirmation report on Friday which said that the Ministry of Health in DRC informed WHO that of five laboratory samples tested, one tested positive for Ebola virus at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) laboratory in Kinshasa. Read More »

Trump and Abbas vow Middle East peace in 'historic deal'

Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson on his part said, "Mr. President, I think it's a historic opportunity because there are a number of policy conditions in place, and I know under your leadership and willingness of the president and prime minister, we hope good things will happen". Read More »

Stocks shaky, safe havens up after cyber attack, North Korea missile test

The missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighboring countries and flew 787 kilometers (490 miles) reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles), KCNA said. With North Korea's missile launch coming before Moon has even appointed his foreign policy and security team, the new administration is about to get even busier. Read More »

Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

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The latest incident comes only days after two people were killed in cross-border firing in Kashmir, one on each side of India and Pakistan. Shelling by the Pakistani army on Sunday damaged buildings and forced the evacuation of almost 1,000 border dwellers, following which Indian troops retaliated. Read More »

PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him

Socialist ex-prime minister Manuel Valls must join the party of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron if he wants to run for parliament under its banner in June, Macron's camp said on Wednesday. The news sends a signal to politicians to the left and right of Macron's year-old Republic on the Move party that they can not sit on the fence as they seek to position themselves for the June elections that will complete the political landscape for the next five years. Read More »

Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

And that's what we want for the F.B.I". She also criticized CNN's Anderson Cooper for his reaction during an interview with her on the night Comey was sacked, saying his eye-roll at one of her answers was "possibly sexist". It's not illegal to tape a phone conversation in NY or Washington as long as one of the parties consents. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another committee would "absolutely" subpoena such tapes. Read More »

Ousted AAP leader Kapil Mishra ends hunger strike after six days

However, Mishra himself fainted minutes later, before he could take any questions from the media. Mishra, who was first sacked as Delhi Water Minister on May 6 and later suspended from the party membership, began his indefinite protest fast on Wednesday, questioning who funded these foreign visits. Read More »

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

He told media May 10 that he spoke with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on election night and that the two "talked about how we agree that the B.C. Liberals have failed British Columbians in a range of issues". "We better reflect the real face of British Columbia with the new members", he said. But he said the Greens, who do not accept political donations from corporations or unions, are committed to removing them entirely from B.C. Read More »

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

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He was chosen by Macron, 39, a centrist and a political independent, to demonstrate an ability to unite the left and right wings of French politics, the news website TheLocal.fr reported. Members of the party had very different reactions to Philippe's nomination, with loyalists criticising it. Philippe served as Juppe's campaign spokesman during the Republicans party primary. Read More »

Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

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Announcers Michel Kay and John Sterling emceed the festivities, introducing his whole family with the crowd chanting a familiar roll call of 'De-reck Je-Ter!' The Pinstripe's favorite "Captain" takes his place amongst the Yankee legends. George Steinbrenner's children, Jessica, Hal and Jennifer presented Jeter with the plaques and rings at the beginning of the ceremony. First of all, I just want to say happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there, especially my mom, my grandmother, my ... Read More »

Hwasong-12: North Korea's new missile has a terrifying range

If confirmed, that would make it the highest test out of the seven Pyongyang has conducted this year. But in comments that appeared aimed at the U.S., he said that "intimidating (North Korea) is unacceptable". It was test-fired at a steep angle, reaching an altitude of more than 1,300 miles, according to North Korean state media. KCNA said the test launch verified the homing feature of the warhead that allowed it to survive "under the worst re-entry situation" and accurately detonate. Read More »

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

Cummings , to request the release of any such recordings of conversations. He warned Comey last week against talking to the media, saying he had "better hope there are no tapes" of their conversations. Cornyn, the number two Republican in the Senate, served as Texas attorney general before his election to the Senate in 2002. "If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over", Graham said. Read More »

France's new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

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Macron needs to win a majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, which goes to the polls next month. He represented the Socialist Party in his early career but has gradually shifted to the right. In 2016, during the center-right primaries, Philippe supported the candidature of Juppe for presidency, but the latter lost to Francois Fillon. The 39-year-old centrist leader laid out his ambitious plans as he took power on Sunday, promising to restore France's ... Read More »

Putin blames US for global cyber attack

Since 2014, relations between Russian Federation and the United States deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. United States officials said the missile hit the water around 60 miles (around 100 kilometers) from eastern Russia's Vladivostok. Read More »