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British Labour Party Leader promises more public holidays in vote pledge

Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Iran condemns bloody attack in Paris, blames Western hypocrisy for terrorism

Iran has condemned a deadly shooting attack by ISIS that hit Paris ahead of French presidential elections, while blaming West's chaotic campaign against the Islamic state for the escalation of terrorist attacks.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes early general election

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the prime minister's election announcement, calling it a "chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".

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‘The resurrection is not a fantasy,’ Pope Francis insists on Easter Sunday

ROME- In vintage Pope Francis style, the pontiff broke with tradition and delivered an off-the-cuff homily for Easter Sunday

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North Korea displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

North Korea on Saturday showcased its military muscles by parading all of its most-advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1000 km away.

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.

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Fidel 101: Cuban university founds Castro studies department

The University of Havana on Thursday inaugurated an honorary chair for the study of the thought and works of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, state media reported.

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Anger and ridicule in Israel over Trump White House spokesman's Hitler comments

Israeli politicians and commentators have reacted with fury and incredulity to comments made by Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, in which he suggested Hitler had not used poison gas on his own people and called Nazi extermination camps “Holocaust centres”.

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Putin warns of 'fake' gas attacks to frame Syria's Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow.

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North Korea criticizes US for moving warships to Korean peninsula

North Korea has sharply criticized the United States after the US Pacific Command moved a set of warships to near the Korean peninsula at the weekend.

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WikiLeaks: New files show how CIA hides malware on Windows computers

WikiLeaks on Friday released more files that it says reveal the CIA’s efforts to hack consumer electronics — this time focusing on flaws in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

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Trump orders missile strike on Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian airbase on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.

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Assad tells paper he sees no "option except victory" in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is no "option except victory" in the country's civil war in an interview published on Thursday, saying the government could not reach "results" with opposition groups that attended recent peace talks.

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Assange Congratulates Ecuador's Lenin, Taunts Defeated Banker

The election was seen as a key moment for the WikiLeaks founder who has been staying in Ecuador’s London embassy since 2012.

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UN special rapporteur slams treatment of Aborigines in Australia

The prevalence of racism against Aboriginal and indigenous people in Australia is "deeply disturbing," a senior United Nations official said Monday after her two-week visit to assess the human rights situation in the country.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says humans not responsible for climate change

Russia’s Vladimir Putin said Thursday climate change was not caused by humans, as the White House announced that President Donald Trump would decide by May on continued US participation in the landmark Paris Agreement curbing global carbon emissions.

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Noam Chomsky says Trump May Stage Terrorist Attacks to Shore Up Support

Following the collapse of the president's healthcare law, and with Trump hitting new lows in the latest popularity polls, academic and leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky is calling for vigilance against possible "false flag" terrorist attacks

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Jews Protest AIPAC Conference, Slam Support for Israel

Jewish protesters marched Sunday outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington as they slammed the lobbying firm for its support for policies of the right-wing Israeli government.

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Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Middle Eastern country's embassy said.

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UNHCR: Up to 250 refugees feared drowned off Libyan coast

Up to 250 refugees are feared drowned off the Libyan coast, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said late Thursday.

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