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Discontent has risen over steep rises in consumer prices and stubbornly high unemployment, with many Iranians struggling to make ends meet, despite the lifting of worldwide sanctions that Rouhani had said would revive the economy. President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the U.S. missile strike on Syria. They were referring to the 2003 USA -led invasion of Iraq after Washington accused Saddam Hussein of hiding weapons of mass destruction - a belief that later ...
  • Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

    Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

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    U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. Taking action against North Korea has been a sticking point in US talks with the Chinese. North Korea marks several major anniversaries this month and often marks the occasions with major tests of military hardware.
  • Trump hails 'tremendous progress' with Chinese leader Xi

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    President Trump has chose to hold the meeting at a luxurious resort. They then set off on a short sightseeing tour of Alaska's largest city. However, Xi apparently got something out of dinner. Within Trump's administration, divisions remain over how to approach China . Trump also noted the importance of protecting human rights, and asked China to adhere to worldwide norms in the seas of East Asia.
  • Muslim Link Hands in Tribute to London Terror Attack

    Muslim Link Hands in Tribute to London Terror Attack

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    However, the Met deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, who is also the senior national coordinator for United Kingdom counter-terrorism policing, said there was no evidence Masood had discussed the planning of his attack with others. A so-called lone wolf terrorist ploughed into 40 people on Westminster Bridge in a vehicle, calling to mind previous such attacks in France. A 30-year-old man in Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts on Sunday.
  • Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings

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    George Church after a suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Palm Sunday was one of the most celebrated services in the Christian Community. Initial reports indicate a suicide bomber was responsible. Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before the Easter. "It's not right what I'm seeing being repeated on all of our channels, and you know this hurts Egyptians".
  • 5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide

    5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide

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    Yesterday, the bodies were found about 500 metres from the 1,600-metre Mount Harvey. Colwell says that hiker found another person walking up the trail who alerted police. Using the trails up to the top Mount Harvey isn't unsafe, he said, but there some very steep cliffs near the summit and getting too close to those with the current winter conditions can be risky.
  • Venezuela protesters mount pressure on President Maduro

    Venezuela protesters mount pressure on President Maduro

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    Several thousand demonstrators led by deputies including National assembly leader Julio Borges were attempting to march to the office of the country's human rights agency, when they were stopped by police forces, who used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
  • Former US ambassador to Syria predicts more chemical attacks

    Former US ambassador to Syria predicts more chemical attacks

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    U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base after he blamed Assad for the chemical attack , which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. He did not rule out additional strikes if Assad continued to engage in atrocities against rebel forces with either chemical or conventional weapons. Boris Johnson chose to scrap his visit to Moscow on Monday, saying he deplored "Russia's continued defense of the Assad ...
  • Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital buy Intrawest in $1.5-billion US deal

    Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital buy Intrawest in $1.5-billion US deal

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    Up to Friday's close, Intrawest's shares had risen 49 per cent since January 12, the day before Reuters reported that it was working with investment banks on a possible sale. Michael Pidwirny, a professor at the University of British Columbia who has made climate models predicting the effect of warmer winters on Canadian ski resorts, said one good ski season on the West coast may have been enough to return resort operators to optimism.
  • Malala receives highest United Nations honour

    Malala receives highest United Nations honour

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    A campaigner for the rights of oppressed children in the Swat valley, Malala was almost killed after her school bus was ambushed by the Taliban in 2012. "I'm a Muslim and I'm proud to be a Muslim..." Malala Yousafzai speaks at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in NY on September 25, 2015.