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Several die in auto bomb cafe attack in Somalia

Several die in auto bomb cafe attack in Somalia

Senior security officials were among the casualties, al Shabaab said. The death, reported on Friday, is the first confirmed US military death in Somalia since the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. It was n...

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Polling stations open for today's local elections

To understand what today's results mean for the two constituencies we must first look at what happened today and what happened at the last general election. The challenge to the existing set-up will c...

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Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

The bill will not become law until it passes further readings by the Israeli parliament. Critics have described the proposed legislation, which also declares that the "right to self-determination" i...

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Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes

The unprovoked firing from Afghan side not only led to the loss of precious lives and injured many, but had also disrupted the census in areas on the Pakistan side of the border and caused damaged to ...

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13 judges to hear revised Trump travel ban case

Judge Robert B. King said the case appears to hinge on whether the court considers Trump's statements or focuses exclusively on the text of the order, which is religiously neutral. A number of rul...

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Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

After results were declared for some 2,000 council seats across England, Scotland and Wales by early afternoon, the Conservatives had gained 230 seats, while its biggest rival, Labour, had lost about ...

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Vote 2017: Tories stick to 'tens of thousands' immigration pledge in manifesto

Vote 2017: Tories stick to 'tens of thousands' immigration pledge in manifesto

But Theresa May believes Brexit offers an opportunity to reduce immigration by clamping down on the numbers arriving from the European Union, who now enjoy free movement rights. BBC political correspo...

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Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

Click inside to read the full announcement from the Royal Family ... Prince Philip has accompanied the Queen on all major foreign tours, including three visits to India. "I'm sorry to hear you'...

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Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

Meanwhile the Aberdeen edition of The Press and Journal reports that the SNP is poised to take over control of the city council after support for Labour fell . Her party lost its outright control i...

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Le Pen comes under fire over plagiarised speech

Fillon, who was defeated in the first round of presidential elections, had delivered a speech on April 15, in Puy-en-Velay, during which he talked about France's "three maritime borders" with the Engl...

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Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

The other half will be made up of figures from the allied centrist Modem party and defectors from the left-wing Socialists and right-wing Republicans who can keep their existing party membership and s...

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Texas asks court to uphold 'sanctuary city' law

Texas asks court to uphold 'sanctuary city' law

His spokesman, John Wittman, later said they chose to sign the bill on a Facebook livestream because that's "where most people are getting their news nowadays". State Congressman Cesar Blanco, who r...

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Afghanistan ISIS Leader Abdul Hasib Killed in Raid Near MOAB Bombing

Afghanistan ISIS Leader Abdul Hasib Killed in Raid Near MOAB Bombing

Afghanistan's air force has pounded Islamic State targets in an eastern province where an Afghan and US military raid last month killed the militant group's top commander, the government said Monday...

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

He's dismissed FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign's possible ties to the election meddling as a "hoax" driven by Democrats bitter over losing the White House. "The Russians knew wh...

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Questions over value of NAPLAN test

Questions over value of NAPLAN test

For year 9 students across New South Wales it is their first chance to meet minimum standards to attain their HSC in 2020. This year's Year 9 students will be the first that will have to reach these...

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Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Yates testified that she bluntly warned the Trump White House in January that Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts w...

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Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

Although it marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections, the outcome of those elections was, in truth, widely regarded as something as a disappointment for the ...

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Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

One of Kimmel's guests for Monday night is Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy. Cassidy is slated to appear on " Jimmy Kimmel Live " Monday night, after spending the past several days bringing attention ...

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Change is in the air: East Dunbartonshire Council election results

Labour's former council leader Frank McAveety, who retained his seat in Shettleston, said: "The SNP predicted they could return 56 councillors, they've only returned 39 councillors". The party lost 3...

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North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

State said Seoul's Intelligence Services and the CIA were hoping to carry out the assassination during a public ceremonial event in Pyongyang. The North Korean statement described the U.S. It was th...

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