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Arsenal top four mission a 'massive' challenge, says Wenger

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Some people tell me: 'Just give him what he wants.' But then you can not respect any more any wage structure and you put the club in trouble as well. In a move that was seen to improve morale in the dressing room with Arsenal now in seventh place and in danger of missing out on the top four for the first time under the Frenchman, the attempt was reportedly "blocked" by Wenger who was not receptive to the idea. Read More »

Lawyer shot dead in Kashmir

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Khan was critically injured and rushed to a hospital in Shopian but was declared brought dead by the doctors there, the official said. He succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Sources said that Imtiyaz was associated with National Conference. Kullay unsuccessfully fought assembly elections in 2014. Yesterday, in a similar attack, militants barged into a medical shop owner named Bashir Ahmad Dar's house in Srinagar last night and shot him dead. Read More »

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan's power

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At a rally in Istanbul, one of four he held in the last hours before Sunday's vote, Erdogan described the constitutional proposals as the biggest change in Turkey since the country was established almost a century ago, and the culmination of the response to July's abortive putsch. Read More »

Bashar al-Assad still has 'tonnes' of chemical weapons

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph , Johnson said the defence was "absurd and mendacious" and described the premier as an "arch-terrorist" and "literally and metaphorically toxic". "They still have time to be on the right side of the argument", he added. Boris Johnson has he labelled Vladimir Putin a "super villain" over his support for the Assad regime, and warned the USA could launch fresh strikes on Syria. Read More »

United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in NY

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Police are struggling to piece together a timeline of events between Tuesday morning, when the judge was last in contact with someone, and when her body was found, Boyce said. Jones , Abdus-Salaam was nominated by the NY governor to sit on the Appeal Court, which again made her the first Black woman to serve on New York's highest court. Read More »

Iran's Former President Has Registered To Run For Office Again

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According to local media , Ahmadinejad filed paperwork to enter the race Tuesday. "Most likely, he will not be qualified", Tehran-based political analyst Saeed Leylaz said hours after Ahmadinejad's registration. The number of eligible voters in the upcoming election is estimated to be around 1.5 million higher than the 50.5 million in the previous round four years ago. Read More »

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended

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Almost 400,000 civilians remain inside ISIS controlled Mosul, and they may be used increasingly as human shields as ISIS hangs on to the last of its territory in Iraq. "We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives. and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes", the Pentagon said in a statement . Read More »

North Korea Decides Against Starting World War III, At Least Today

North Korea also paraded its new solid-fuel missiles, which can be fired from land or under the sea. US Pacific Command detected and tracked what it assessed to be a North Korean ballistic missile launch on Sunday morning, said US Navy Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command. Read More »

Pence lands in South Korea after failed missile launch by North

Vice President Mike Pence is now traveling to the South Korean capital of Seoul as part of his schedule 10-day Asian swing next week, and is still en route despite the failed missile test. It was not immediately clear why the missile failed. Kim, who took power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il , in late 2011, has been aggressively pursuing a goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide Carter Page: 'Of course' I wasn't a foreign agent

FBI Director James Comey has acknowledged that an investigation was opened previous year into Russia's efforts to influence the election and the question of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. The Post also reports that Page is the only American whose communications were directly targeted for surveillance as part of the Trump probe previous year. Read More »

Russian military severs de-confliction channel with the USA in Syria

In Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the U.S. missile strike on Syria. Turkey remains committed to a ceasefire in Syria, but Russian Federation must stop insisting that Bashar al-Assad should remain in office, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Read More »

Pak yet to respond to India's demand on Jadhav case

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India has said that if Mr Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, is executed, it will be "premeditated murder". This is the first move by the government to raise the stakes for Pakistan after the Jadhav sentencing as it suggests that the two countries could be returning to the situation which prevailed in the immediate aftermath of the Uri attack past year in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. Read More »

Russia vetoes UN resolution condemning attack in Syria

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Relations between the Cold War adversaries have become even more volatile following a US strike against a Syrian airfield last week that officials believe launched a chemical attack that killed more than 80 civilians in northwest Syria . Russian Federation says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was used, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign. Read More »

Georgia condones U.S. airstrikes in Syria

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Allegations that Syrian forces had deliberately poisoned civilians were "100 per cent fabrication", the president said on Thursday, adding that the Syrian government gave up its chemical weapons stocks as part of a 2013 agreement. "They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack". The report comes one day after Russian Federation vetoed a Western-backed U.N. Read More »

Trump comments worry Bannon backers

According to a new report from Politico , Miller has taken pains to distance himself from Bannon and ingratiate himself with Kushner and his wife and the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump. The fact that the ACA was accomplished by a Democratic regime led by a black man after so many other presidents failed was more than they could tolerate. Read More »

Arkansas judges put hurdles in way of execution spree

The secrecy has helped blunt legal challenges over the lethal injection drugs, which states have had trouble obtaining in recent years because manufacturers don't want their drugs used in executions. Griffen, a Pulaski County circuit judge, said he's morally opposed to the death penalty and that his personal beliefs alone shouldn't disqualify him from taking up certain cases. Read More »

US, Russia struggle to overcome rifts over Syria in Moscow talks

Russian Federation has cut the hotline in response following a USA strike on a Syrian air base last week. But the two nations remain at odds over USA airstrikes on Syria - following last week's chemical attack on Syrian civilians. Mr Tillerson said that he was keen to see Mr Assad removed. Putin has made comparisons between the US response and its 2003 intervention in Iraq, calling it a "tedious" story. Read More »

North Korea nuclear programme: U.S. 'working with China' on response

North Korea had been expected to do something provocative to mark the most important day on the regime's calendar, the April 15 anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung's birthday. The US has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. "Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive", the military statement said, according to the North's state-sponsored KCNA news agency. Read More »

Dortmund v Monaco -- who's saying what

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Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere had said it was important for the match to go ahead: "we cannot make the mistake of being intimidated". I know we earn a lot of money. In a moving interview on Scandinavian TV, former Liverpool loanee Sahin said: "It is hard to talk about it and hard to find the right words". Read More »

Test missile explodes on launch in North Korea

The display included submarine-launched ballistic missiles, believed to be the same type of missile North Korea fired from land in February . "US Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21am Hawaiian time April 15", read a statement by the US military . Read More »

North Korea missile test ends in failure: South Korean officials

Missiles are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military. North Korea's goal is a long-range nuclear missile that can strike the continental United States. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over the North's weapons programmes. China has also stepped up economic pressure on North Korea. Read More »

United States and Russian Federation in dialogue of sorts

The meeting began at 6:07 p.m. local time. He added that the reign of the Assad family is "coming to an end, and they have brought this on themselves". Russian President Vladimir Putin , in excerpts of an interview to be broadcast in full on Russian television later Wednesday, argued that there is no proof Assad's forces carried out the attack and called the US strikes a breach of global law. Read More »

USA to boost military defence against North Korea: Trump tells Shinzo Abe

The launch came hours after US President Donald Trump described North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal as a "humanity problem" and a senior US official told reporters that the "clock has now run out" on Pyongyang. "There was a test-firing recently of a Hyunmoo-type ballistic missile with a range of almost 800 km at the Anheung test site", inside sources told Yonhap News Agency , adding the launch was assessed as "successful". Read More »