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by | April 17, 2017 | 08:02

The body of Kim Jong-Nam, the North Korean leader's half-brother, was returned on Friday after he was poisoned by VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport. "W$3 e hope North Korea will no longer raise such problems as this could jeopardize diplomatic relations between the two countries", the state-run Bernama news agency quoted him as saying.

by | April 17, 2017 | 07:40

USA military officials have said the US doesn't intend to use force in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch by the North. Kim's No. 2 official accused Trump of "creating a war situation" and said the North "will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack".

by | April 17, 2017 | 07:00

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile on Sunday (16 April), but the projectile exploded seconds after lift-off. South Korea's military said they would continue to analyse the test for more details. USA and South Korean military officials confirmed an attempted launch on the nation's eastern coast Saturday morning. The vice president was joined by his wife and two adult daughters and was laying a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery at the start of his trip.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:57

The pope has made it his priority to help the most marginalized people in society. Last week three Syrian families replaced those brought by the Francis from the Greek island of Lesbos a year ago. A couple of years later, a friend asked her to join a project the parish youth group was doing, "and I accepted only because there were a bunch of boys who went, too".

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:56

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula in a phone call Sunday amid escalating tensions in the region. Asked about North Korea this past week, he told reporters: " North Korea is a problem". It conducted its fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016. After a two-month policy review, the Trump administration has settled on a policy toward the North that relies on "maximum pressure and engagement", USA officials said Friday.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:51

It had made 44 promises with Delhi people in 2012 MCD polls out of only 38 remain to be fulfilled, Maken claimed. He also said that if EVMs are not fixed, "our democracy won't survive". Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari described the success of the BJP-Akali candidate as a "reflection of the people's mood in Delhi", while Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken congratulated his party workers and advised them to continue the good work as the party would be the "dark horse in the MCD".

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:48

Officials also released a video showing Jakubowski purchasing stamps and mailing a large envelope, which is believed to hold the manifesto , a report said . In addition, law enforcement officials said they would provide extra security to House Speaker Paul Ryan - who hails from the city at the center of the search - and his family.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:45

A planned vote on a resolution collapsed Thursday night at the United Nations as the USA launched missiles on a Syrian base believed to be responsible for the chemical attack. He said, Russia's support for the idea to organize an worldwide expert group for investigation into the recent incidents in Syria proves Moscow is ready to assist the unbiased investigation.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:46

Calling India a "long standing and trusted development partner", Modi said that the new credit lines "bring our resources allocation to Bangladesh to more than $8 billion over the past six years". The two prime ministers jointly inaugurated via video link the new bus service between Kolkata and Dhaka via Khulna in Bangladesh. "There may have political differences among us ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:44

A rebel fighter stands near buses carrying people evacuated from the two villages of Kefraya and FoahImage copyrightREUTERS Image caption Dozens of buses are being used in the evacuation The evacuees are meant to be transferred to rebel-held territory in Idlib province.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:38

So far, India has made 13 requests to Pakistan to gain access to Jadhav, who was arrested in March past year from Iran by Pakistani authorities. He said Yadhav was an agent of RAW and serving officer of Indian Navy. The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest. "We demanded a meeting (with Jadhav), but they denied", Bambawale told reporters after meeting Janjua.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:41

Trump declared on Wednesday that he'll back away from a campaign promise to name China a currency manipulator, a move that would have created friction between the world's largest economies as they try to boost trade cooperation and address North Korea's nuclear threat.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:30

Iraqi forces entered west Mosul neighbourhoods, a key stronghold in the shrinking "caliphate" of the Islamic State group, which replied with deadly suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria. The issue of civilian deaths has attracted new global attention since the release of vivid images of a March 17 airstrike in the Jadidah neighborhood in western Mosul that allegedly killed 200 or more Iraqi citizens.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:31

The agreements are also causing demographic changes, they say, because those who are displaced are mostly Sunni Muslims, while Mr Assad is from the Alawite religious minority, often considered an offshoot of Shiite Islam. The UN is not overseeing the transfer deal, which involves residents of the pro-government villages of Foua and Kfarya and the opposition-held towns of Madaya and Zabadani.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:27

Jim Alldrink saw the last game at Turner Field and the first game at SunTrust Park but he won't be able to add their names to the custom-stitched sweatshirt he wore to the Braves home opener on Friday. As far as first pitches go, it was headed toward innocuous. After Dickey allowed the first two hitters to reach, he was lifted in favor of Jose Ramirez .

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:23

They lead from the start and never relinquished their position. Cambridge took advantage of a awful start by Oxford to claim a first win in the Women's Boat Race since 2012. And victory was assured fairly early on as Cambridge opened a sizeable lead, long before they reached Barnes Bridge. He said: "In my three boat races that is going to be my favourite".

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:24

Mr Maduro's socialist government have said that a US-backed business elite is responsible for Venezuela's economic downturn and that it is trying to organise a coup to impose right-wing rule. Maduro's offer to provide assistance comes a day after the Colombian government slammed Venezuela following a ruling from the country's top court that specified that it could assume some responsibilities of the National Assembly as long as the legislature continued to operate "in contempt" of the ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:19

Earlier on Saturday, at the transit point where the buses from al-Foua and Kefraya were waiting, one resident said he was not yet sure where he would live. Meanwhile, an Iraqi military statement said the Syrian air force has carried out a series of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants inside Syria, with one killing a leading member of the group in Raqqa, the IS de facto capital.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:18

Russian Federation has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's most important backer and has been involved in military operations on the side of Assad's government since September 2015. "In recent days, the progress in all directions has been threatened as a result of the incident in Idlib followed by an United States illegitimate move - a strike on military airfield of Syrian armed forces", Lavrov added, RIA Novosti reported.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:16

In many Christians' minds, Easter is the most important celebration in their calendar as it commemorates the momentous events that occurred when Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and miraculously rose from the dead more than 2000 years ago.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:14

Afghan officials had earlier said the bombing had killed 36 IS fighters. However, a statement released on Friday through IS' media wing, Amaq News Agency, said none of the terror group's fighters were killed or injured. The US believes there are between 600 and 800 IS fighters in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar. The bombing came only a week after U.S. president Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack, and as China warned of the ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:10

Abdurrahman said on Saturday's blast -which hit an area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before had been waiting for hours - killed 112. Only metres away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebel areas also loitered in a walled-off parking area, guarded by government troops. "The people are restless and the situation is disastrous", said Ahmed Afandar, a resident evacuated from his hometown near Madaya.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:06

But as noted by Sports Media Watch, the Masters ratings still dwarf that from the U.S. Open final round last June (3.8) and British Open (3.9). What he did not have, after two decades of trying, was a major title to show for it. Spain's Sergio Garcia ended almost two decades of Major disappointment when he beat England's Justin Rose in a playoff to win the U.S. Masters on Sunday, donning the Green Jacket on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero and two-time champion, the late ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:05

Plans to make Canada the second country in the world to legalise marijuana for recreational use have divided public opinion. The legislation will be reviewed in Parliamentary committees, where alterations could be made. Details regarding its taxes have not been provided yet by Federal Finance minister. "It is not a free for all", said Goodale, CBCNews reports said.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:04

Condemning the Pakistan military court's move of giving death sentence to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, the government on Friday said Islamabad's belligerent behavior is not acceptable, adding it will make best efforts to solve the matter.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:05

The bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao, said that "it is suitably modifying" its December 15 verdict as there has been "some substance" in seeking the relief and exempted Sikkim and Meghalaya from the 500-metre cap on liquor vends alongside highways.

by | April 17, 2017 | 06:07

Moreover, the dossier will also include the timeline of Jadhav's militant activities and also the court proceedings. Amid growing tension over the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court, India on Saturday called off bilateral maritime security dialogue scheduled for early next week.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:52

US officials aboard Air Force 2, the jet carrying Pence and his wife to Seoul, said the flight remained on schedule to arrive in the South Korean capital Sunday afternoon (3:30 p.m. China, the North's biggest trading partner and the crutch that keeps its economy afloat, has so far shown little appetite for pulling the plug on North Korea.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:49

Turkey is heading to an April 16 contentious referendum on constitutional reforms to expand Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. People were already lined up at an Istanbul polling station before it opened for Turkey's historic referendum on whether to grant sweeping powers to the president's office.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:43

Donaldson also won the award for the 2015 season. After scoring just one run in a loss to Baltimore, the Blue Jays has just 24 on the season, making them the lowest-scoring team in baseball. Liriano faltered in the fifth against the bottom of the Baltimore order, giving up two runs on four straight hits to open the inning: three singles and a Jonathan Schoop double.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:45

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.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:44

Part of that solution, he said, includes bringing all the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions. Meanwhile Tillerson, who on Monday was in Italy for a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Tuscany, said the United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity , just days after the US military unexpectedly attacked Syria.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:31

While Clinton condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's deadly use of chemical weapons in an attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's rebel-held Idlib Province, she cautioned against acting without a broad strategy for ending Syria's six-year civil war in place.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:29

But Assad doubled down on his denials in the interview with AFP , conducted on Wednesday and published on Thursday. The polarised positions were evident at the UN Security Council Wednesday, when Russian Federation vetoed a Western-drafted resolution that would have required Syrian cooperation in an investigation into the suspected chemical attack.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:00

American intelligence officials have reportedly said the United States is ready to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it is sure Pyongyang is about to stage another nuclear weapons test . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending the military parade on Saturday. The North Koreans use Sinpo shipyard for their submarine activity, and USA satellites have observed increased activity there in April, a U.S.