• Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabab
Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabab

In a statement, humanitarian organisation Mercy Corps called on worldwide partners to use the London Somalia Conference to redouble efforts to confront the twin threats of drought and violence in Somalia. The country is in the grip of the worst drought in decades and some of the hardest-hit areas are under the control of al-Shabaab, the Islamis...

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  • Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds
Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said the United States move to arm the YPG was " unacceptable ". Meanwhile, Turkey, which backs the opposition in Syria, worked with Russian Federation and Iran to set up de-escalation zones, a controversial plan about which Defense Secretary James Mattis warned , "the devil's in the details".

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  • PM, Morrison appeal to Senate crossbench to back Medicare levy rise
PM, Morrison appeal to Senate crossbench to back Medicare levy rise

During his Budget reply speech, Mr Shorten had addressed funding cuts to universities, increases in student fees and the Turnbull government's proposed Medicare levy hike. The banks knew they could run over the top of this weak prime minister, he said. "I'll give them a royal commission". Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the income threshold ...

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  • Two GOP Senators Oppose Trump's Trade Pick, Cite Nafta Concerns
Two GOP Senators Oppose Trump's Trade Pick, Cite Nafta Concerns

Robert Lighthizer testifies in a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be USA trade representative on March 14, 2017. When it comes to trade, the Trump effect was on full display in the Senate Thursday. The vote was 82-14 despite frustration among some Republicans with the administration on trade. "I think we have to ...

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  • Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy
Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's family is soliciting wealthy Chinese clients to buy stakes in real estate through a controversial government program that offers United States residency in exchange for investment. Meyer is featured as a big-name guest at all the events. "Security was tighter in Shanghai than it had been in Beijing, where report...

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  • Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border
Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border

Rebel and regional intelligence sources said the strike hit an arms supply hub operated by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from which the group receives a steady supply of weapons from Iran. "The Patriot Aerial Defence System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights", the official Israeli army Twitter account said, without elaborating.

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  • Youth Tries to Attack 'Fasting' Kapil Mishra
Youth Tries to Attack 'Fasting' Kapil Mishra

He was removed as Delhi water minister hours before he made his allegations public. Mishra has sat on hunger strike asking AAP chief and Delhi CM to provide details of foreign trips of various Delhi ministers and AAP leaders. The accused told the police that he had assaulted Mishra for "betraying the party". Sources said Ankit told police...

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  • Killed In Jeep Accident At Massachusetts Auto Auction
Killed In Jeep Accident At Massachusetts Auto Auction

It is thought the vehicle was driven between two lanes of cars in the auction building, but that people were standing in between the lanes of cars. Images from TV helicopters show a vehicle covered in debris that appears to have crashed through an exterior wall from inside the building.

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  • Charlton County closes schools as West Mims Fire breaks containment again
Charlton County closes schools as West Mims Fire breaks containment again

Officials say a lightning strike sparked the fire in early April. The dry conditions are fueling the rapidly growing fire, Baysinger said. Charlton County Schools said classes would resume at the Charlton County High School, Bethune Middle School and Folkston Elementary School on Tuesday, while St.

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  • Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn
Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn

The battle, pitting 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French, commenced on May 5 and lasted from daybreak through the evening. Outnumbered Mexicans were able to persevere and fight off invading French forces. Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.: Cinco de Mayo became a popular holiday in the U.S. after President Franklin Roo...

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  • Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision
Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Sue Biniaz, a former State Department legal adviser who supports the accord, admitted Trump does not need to make a binary choice between leaving or staying. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, formerly chief of oil giant ExxonMobil , supports staying in the accord, but Scott Pruitt, administrator of the country's Environmental Protection Agency, ...

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  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds
Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

The United States , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally with Turkey, sought to deflate tensions and fears of a Turkish invasion by deploying ground troops on Friday to patrol the border region. Ankara sent its troops into Syria last August in a military operation triggered in large part by the Kurdish group's expansion along its borders. ...

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  • Jawans' mutilation: Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa ordered barbaric attack
Jawans' mutilation: Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa ordered barbaric attack

The army said the DGMO communicated India's concerns over the presence of Border Action Team training camps close to the LoC in PoK. India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on Tuesday to express his grave concern over the unsoldierly act.

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  • Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested
Conman posing as Adele's manager arrested

Dickins has finally breathed a sign of relief and hopes this fraud against him will stop once and for all", shared his attorney, Brian Bieber. When Jackson and Lii arrived, they were detained by police. Jackson and his wife were arrested, while the other woman was allowed to go free. Jackson has a long history of impersonating celebrities, and sp...

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  • Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts
Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

Assuring an action, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer , during a press briefing on Monday, said they will work through the Swedish embassy to seek release of the detainees, Sputnik International reports. Her counterpart is Suzanne DiMaggio, director and senior fellow at New America, a think tank based in Washington D.C., according to another so...

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  • French police seek 3 men suspected in Paris attack plot
French police seek 3 men suspected in Paris attack plot

The nature of the threat remained unclear but reports from the Gare du Nord train station indicated that the station has been evacuated and was no longer accessible after 11pm on Monday. According to the Le Parisien newspaper, the focus of their search was a high speed train from Valenciennes in northern France. Police all over Gare du Nord hus...

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  • Kangaroo reaches through fence, attacks little girl at safari park
Kangaroo reaches through fence, attacks little girl at safari park

The animal then retaliates by reaching through the fence, grabbing the older daughter by the hair and biting her head. Jennifer White was recording her family's visit to the Harmony Park Safari in Madison County, Alabama, - one of the family's favorite places - when the animal suddenly reached through its enclosure and attacked her daughter Cheye...

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  • US to provide 'limited arms' to Kurdish fighters in Syria
US to provide 'limited arms' to Kurdish fighters in Syria

Though Mattis met with Turkish officials, he did not tell them of the decision to arm the Kurds, a U.S. official said. Turkey views those Kurdish fighters in Syria as terrorists, or as allied with terrorists, due to their connection to the Kurdish PKK militant group, which wants to carve out its own independent state within Turkey.

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  • Row over Greenpeace Eiffel Tower banner urging voters to 'resist' Le Pen
Row over Greenpeace Eiffel Tower banner urging voters to 'resist' Le Pen

The Latest on the French presidential elections (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Protests are breaking out in Paris on the last day of campaigning before the French presidential election, with environmental activists dangling off the Eiffel Tower and students blocking the entrance to high schools.

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  • Trump campaign releases 'First 100 Days' ad
Trump campaign releases 'First 100 Days' ad

By withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposing lobbying bans on former executive branch officials, boosting investment in the military and law enforcement officers, and ordering the Department of Defense to develop a plan to destroy ISIS, Trump has only just begun to initiate reforms and restore American confidence, the ad said .

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