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Damascus , along with its Russian and Iranian allies, has said that the April 4 casualties were caused when a conventional air strike on an al-Qaeda weapons depot nearby caused an explosion, releasing the deadly gases. "If there really was sarin in Khan Sheikhoun, how can the OPCW explain White Helmets charlatans jumping in sarin vapor without protection means?" The Syrian government has moved nearly all of its operational aircraft - both jets and helicopters - to a Russian airbase in Syria ...
  • Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

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    Akifi stressed Afghanistan's readiness to use all available resources to combat terrorism in cooperation with global allies. The video shows with just how much power the expanding wave blasted the remote mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan that the IS had made one of its strongholds.
  • Volkswagen unveils electric concept vehicle

    Volkswagen unveils electric concept vehicle

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    The newest exhibit from Volkswagen is called the I.D. Crozz, and it also based on the groups' Modular Electric drive Matrix platform. Heizmann said the industry needs to find a way to create electric models that appeal to consumers. See you in 2020, I.D. Crozz. CROZZ expresses its electric mobility DNA in every component. That's an aggressive goal, given that the best-selling battery electric vehicle (the Nissan LEAF) has a lifelong global sales total of only about 240,000 units thus far.
  • Israel troops shoot, kill Palestinian in car-ramming attack

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    Security forces at the scene killed the Palestinian driver, according to the Gush Etzion spokesman. IDF troops on the scene opened fire, killing the attacker. The Palestinian Health Ministry issued an official statement identifying the slain Palestinian as Soheib Mousa Mashahra, 21, from Sawahra town, near occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Census 2016: Meet the 'typical Australian'

    Census 2016: Meet the 'typical Australian'

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    The "oldest" Australian lives in Tasmania - with an average age of 42 - while the typical Northern Territorian is the youngest with an average age of 34. This typical Australian is a woman who was born in Australia and is of English ancestry. The typical migrant in Queensland was born in New Zealand.
  • Moto Z Play Headed For Latest Nougat - Indefinitely

    Moto Z Play Headed For Latest Nougat - Indefinitely

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    In another post on Android Authority , it says the phone will have a headphone jack, something that was missing on last year's Moto Z series. The company will as usual introduce the phones in two variants Moto C and Moto C plus . The 3G version will have a 32-bit MediaTek quadcore processor of 1.3GHz, while the 4G version will have a 64-bit MediaTek quadcore processor of 1.1GHz.
  • Pound falls amid growing UK election speculation

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she would ask for a snap election to be held June 8 - less than a year after voters made a decision to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union. Parliament's support is required in order for the prime minister to call a general election prior the scheduled date of 2020. Tomorrow (19 April) the House of Commons will vote on whether to hold an election as two thirds of MPs must be in favour onf an early election.
  • USA intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

    USA intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

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    Ross described the intercept as 'safe and professional'. An Air Defense Identification Zone is airspace that is monitored in the interest of national security where aircraft are required to identify themselves. This interception marks the first time Russian Federation has sent bombers this close to the US since President Donald Trump took office. The network claimed the American jets escorted the Russian bombers for 12 minutes, and that an E-3 airborne early warning plane was also used to ...
  • US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

    US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

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    North Korea responded by vowing reprisals in response and Russian Federation and China sent intelligence-gathering ships to monitor the USA actions. Last Tuesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said at the Pentagon, "She's on her way up there [toward the Korean Peninsula] because that's where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time ".
  • Feds won't halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 US-born kids

    Feds won't halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 US-born kids

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    In recent court documents filed in an attempt to reopen her case, Trujillo-Diaz's lawyers said her father was kidnapped by the Knights Templar cartel in February and the family had to pay a ransom to get him released. Her children range in age from 3 to 14 years old. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cincinnati is also trying to halt her deportation, saying she is a strong member of their community.
  • 1 killed by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir

    1 killed by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir

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    After the firing, the militants managed to give security forces a slip taking advantage of mob violence, a police spokesman said. The Kashmir University Students Union on Monday held protests in all colleges and universities following the Saturday incident.
  • Orlando Sentinel named Pulitzer Prize finalist for Pulse coverage

    Orlando Sentinel named Pulitzer Prize finalist for Pulse coverage

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    Over 35 days in the Philippines, Daniel Berehulak captured the images of 57 people killed in a brutal campaign that President Rodrigo Duterte has called a crackdown on drugs. The Mercury News staff won the general news reporting prize the same year for its coverage of the natural disaster. Also nominated as finalists: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff for a series revealing the prevalence of sexual misconduct by doctors; and Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney and other ...
  • New Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 sketches pop up online

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    Can Nokia and BlackBerry stand on their own, or is it all hype and nostalgia? The Android 7.1.1 update that started rolling out to Nokia 6 handsets recently also contains the April security patch. "Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is being rolled out to the Nokia 6 users as we speak", reported the publication. The company is also expected to release the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, which are lower-end, in some countries in early May.
  • Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

    Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

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    Pence also declared that the era of USA "strategic patience" in dealing with the North was over, after more than two decades. As the brown bomber jacket-clad vice president was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched from a short distance away, one taking multiple photographs of the American visitor.
  • Some Canadian Galaxy Note 5 users reportedly seeing Nougat update

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    This is verified by many Galaxy Note 5 users who expressed their joy on Reddit threads when they saw that the Android 7.0 update had hit their device. The 2015 HTC flagship is now getting an update . If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, leave us a comment if you have seen the update and don't forget to share your Nougat experience with us! Meanwhile, AT&T has yet to provide the changelog for Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade for the Note 5 but the build number for the update has been ...
  • Ron Paul Sees Susan Rice Revelations as a Big Deal

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    White House spokesman Sean Spicer cast Rice's handling of intelligence in the waning days of Obama's term as suspicious, although he did not detail what he found to be inappropriate. In mid-March, House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes abruptly announced he had seen "troubling" information about spy agencies widely spreading the identities of Trump associates.
  • More than 100 Cellphones Stolen at Coachella Festival

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    After activating the feature and locating their stolen phones, the tech-savvy festivalgoers followed the suspect around until he was detained by festival security workers, according to the L.A. His initial court date is set for May 26 in Riverside County Superior Court. While the insanely popular music festival draws huge crowds due to it's diverse line-ups, it also draws those looking to make some less-than-honest cash.
  • DPRK says it's "prepared to respond to all-out war, with all-out war"

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    North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two past year. The White House believes that Sunday's test involved a medium-range ballistic missile that failed within 4-5 seconds after launch, and that it did not involve an intercontinental ballistic missile, the foreign policy adviser said .
  • Turkey referendum: Vote tightens as ballot count approaches end

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    The Yes side has already declared victory with 51.3% ahead with 99% of the ballot boxes opened. Turkey won, the beloved people won", Yildirim said, adding that "a new page has opened in our democratic history with this vote. He has long sought to expand the powers of the president. He also said he believed in the people's sense of democracy. "If someone, whether Erdogan or any future president, is clearly unfit to rule, even his own party will see that and could vote against him in ...
  • Cristie Kerr wins Lotte Championship for 19th LPGA title

    Cristie Kerr wins Lotte Championship for 19th LPGA title

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    Kerr, who turns 40 this year, played the back nine in 29, with birdies on seven of her last eight holes. Ko made a run in a bid for her first title since last July, closing with a 64, and Chun finished with a 67. Her only bogey came on the 15th and she erased it with a tap-in birdie two holes later. "I knew that it would take the round of my life versus a mediocre round by everybody else".
  • Russia vetoes UN motion on Syria attack

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    Mr Lavrov said Russian Federation "saw some very troubling actions regarding the attack on Syria". Tillerson said the United States is "quite confident" that it "was planned and it was directed and executed by Syrian regime forces". Russian Federation called for an exhaustive and independent inquiry, a position echoed by the Syrian Foreign Minister who questioned why the USA would fear such an investigation .
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu ready to leave everything for post in Punjab Govt

    Navjot Singh Sidhu ready to leave everything for post in Punjab Govt

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    The Shiromani Akali Dal, which ruled Punjab for 10 years with alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), finished third with 15 seats. In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party's Shivpal Yadav won by 52,616 votes from Jaswantnagar seat. I seek forgiveness for any mistakes". But Amarinder Singh won his traditional Patiala Urban seat by over 52,400 votes. The satta market is betting on AAP, but Amarinder Singh is betting on himself and his party? Among the frontrunners for cabinet berths ...