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Russia's Emergencies Ministry warned on its website of another severe storm overnight, with winds expected at up to 22 meters per second (49 miles per hour). According to reports, most of the casualties were the result of falling trees or structures, including a bus stop. The surrounding region endured similar damage, with 3,000 trees blown down, 322 cars damaged and the roofs of 42 houses and maternity clinics sustaining damage, Tass said.
  • British PM Urges Continued Vigilance As Terror Threat Level Reduced

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    Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight and that they had a greater understanding of how his device was made. Overnight, officers performed a controlled explosion at a property in Cheetham Hill. The threat assessment has returned to the level it was at prior to the Manchester attack.
  • UN Security Council discusses North Korea's latest missile test at emergency meeting

    UN Security Council discusses North Korea's latest missile test at emergency meeting

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    North Korea has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. The attack came as tensions ran high between the two countries after North Korea held a ballistic missile test on Sunday, prompting strong condemnation from South Korea and the global community, including China.
  • Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

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    Troops began clearing out a southern Philippine city besieged by Islamist militants, with hostilities easing on Thursday after thousands fled as the rebels seized large parts of the city and torched buildings in a battle with government forces.
  • First lady Visits Vatican's Children's Hospital

    First lady Visits Vatican's Children's Hospital

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    Mrs. Trump said she held hands with one unidentified boy who was awaiting a heart transplant, and read a book to him. Trump's spokesman Stephanie Grisham said the visit had been "very emotional" for Melania who had spoken Italian with the children.
  • DeVos to Review Rejected College Prep Grant Applications

    DeVos to Review Rejected College Prep Grant Applications

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    Public education choices are those that operate within the public school system. "For states that have programs that allow parents to make choices, they set up the rules around that", DeVos said . The program allows the student borrower's debt to be forgiven after 120 payments, or 10 years. The budget also calls for $ 1 billion for a new program encouraging school districts to give parents options in choosing a public school for their children.
  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

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    May 23 China urged North Korea not to violate U.N. Security Council resolutions with its nuclear and missile programmes, after Pyongyang said it had successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile. If North Korea did indeed fire the Pukguksong-2 again, it might be part of attempts to stabilize the system before operationally deploying the missiles, said Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies.
  • China urges North Korea not to violate United Nations resolutions

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    North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as flawless by leader Kim Jong Un . The United States and South Korea have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against any threat from North Korea , which experts have thought for months is preparing for what would be its sixth nuclear test in total.
  • Texas Senate revives trying to limit abortion coverage

    Texas Senate revives trying to limit abortion coverage

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    Greg Abbott's desk. If it becomes law, Texas would be the only state with a statute restricting bathrooms for transgender schoolchildren. The Senate's version included schools and government buildings, but the House's version focuses on schools only.
  • Trump lands in Israel on second leg of first foreign trip

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    He would also become the first sitting United States president to visit the Western Wall , a remnant of the retaining wall of the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Israel's prime minister has praised President Donald Trump's "clarity and conviction" in his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday and were welcomed by Netanyahu and his wife ...
  • Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue

    Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue

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    Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said Iranians had chosen the "path of engagement" and rejected extremism after he took 57 percent of the vote against 38 percent for hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi .
  • Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

    Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

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    Durant had 33 points in all, 19 of them in the third period, and pulled down 10 rebounds. Steps Curry was not too far behind as he clinched 21 points alongside six steals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr's health has improved enough that he traveled to Texas with the team, an encouraging sign after he returned to practice for the first time in more than three weeks last Saturday following a May 5 procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak.
  • Bomb blast wounds 25 at Bangkok military hospital: Thai police

    Bomb blast wounds 25 at Bangkok military hospital: Thai police

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    But after deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul checked the scene in the afternoon, he told Thai media the incident was a bombing. Thailand's prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for people not to panic following the attack, which coincides with the third anniversary of the country's 2014 military coup.
  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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    In a meeting with Russian diplomats the day after firing Comey, Trump called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation leader "a real nut job" and said his exit relieved him of "great pressure" he faced over Russian ties. "There is an FBI investigation going on right now with all things related to Russian Federation, done by the career professionals at the FBI who are going to continue to be career professionals".
  • Hungry sea lion drags young girl into water at Vancouver-area wharf

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    A cell phone video from Vancouver is getting significant attention after it captured the shocking moment where a young girl was dragged underwater by a sea lion. It says the sea lion was probably drawn by the fish in the area. But for some reason, she sat on the wall near the water, after which the sea creature pounced at her once again, grabbed her by the dress and pulled her into the water.
  • Donald Trump 'asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation'

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    Afterward, White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency, the newspaper said. Now The New York Times reveals it was actually Israel, which is "one of the United States' most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East".
  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel

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    Haley also made it clear that she believes the Western Wall is part of Israel - something both National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer avoided saying after the news broke that Trump was planning to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites while on his first trip overseas as president.
  • Trump WH expands pro-life policy

    Trump WH expands pro-life policy

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    On May 14th, President Donald Trump issued a statement in honor of National Women's Health Week, pledging to "recognize the importance of providing women access to the best, evidence-based health information and care". The organizations receiving the funding are required to pledge that they will not use the aid to perform or advocate abortion. Excluded will be humanitarian assistance such as migration and refugee-assistance activities, USAID disaster and humanitarian-relief activities, and ...
  • Trump and Turkey's Erdogan hail ties despite US arming of Kurds

    Trump and Turkey's Erdogan hail ties despite US arming of Kurds

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    The meeting comes after Mr Erdogan won a hotly contested referendum boosting his powers and as he aims to entice the American leader into major policy shifts to solidify an increasingly strained relationship. "We've had a great relationship and we will make it even better". The U.S. decision to support the PYD has just made such explanations more hard. The rollout of this is to try and smooth over feelings over this change in policy you mentioned, which is that the United States has made a ...
  • Paswan asks Nitish to break silence on Lalu

    Paswan asks Nitish to break silence on Lalu

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    On the Centre not fulfilling its promise of giving Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for Bihar's development, he said that Nitish Kumar government was making such allegations to deflect people's attention to hide its failures. Earlier, Modi had demanded a probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the connections between Lalu Prasad and his family with jailed businessmen brothers Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain.
  • Triple talaq should be declared invalid: Haryana Min

    Triple talaq should be declared invalid: Haryana Min

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    Nonetheless, the top court said that they have restricted time, so every one of the matters couldn't be secured at present. "One half of a community in the country has to suffer inequality from their male counterpart". The court highlighted that the Hindu Marriage Act and the Hindu Succession Act too prescribe certain rules for marriage, succession and inheritance according to religious texts and could be challenged as being unconstitutional.
  • Trump White House returns to crisis mode

    Trump White House returns to crisis mode

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    The information had been obtained by a USA partner and shared with Washington , the Post reported. "The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation", McMaster said.
  • Trump commits to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will do it'

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    U.S. President Donald Trump wants to break that pattern - but if the daylight between his meetings with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas indicates anything, it's going to be an uphill battle. Trump , they added, will reiterate his belief that Israeli settlement construction on land claimed by the Palestinians does not advance peace prospects.
  • Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

    Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

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    A Sinaloa state government official said Valdez, 50, was shot dead in the early afternoon in the state capital, Culiacan, near the offices of the publication he had co-founded, Riodoce . President Enrique Pena Nieto condemned what he called an "outrageous crime". The cartel is believed to be responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the United States via Mexico.
  • Pakistan challenges ICJ jurisdiction over Jyadav's conviction

    Pakistan challenges ICJ jurisdiction over Jyadav's conviction

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    ICJ president Ronny Abraham said the tribunal would publicly deliver its decision on whether to grant an emergency stay of execution "as soon as possible". Islamabad also advocated an "expedited hearing which would dispel any suggestion for the need for provisional measures", adding that "Pakistan would be content for the court to list the application of India for hearing within six weeks".
  • China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

    China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

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    The number was more than a percentage point under March's rise and well below. China is targeting growth of around 9% in fixed asset investment for 2017, and expects retail sales to increase about 10%. A slew of upbeat economic data pointed to latest restructuring achievements and provided fresh stabilization signs for the Chinese economy. Although still in negative growth, China's crude oil production has been declining less rapidly in recent months and is expected to post flat growth for ...