• Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret
Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

The video appears to show Marwan Barghouti eating on two separate occasions, according to Israeli media reports . In a New York Times op-ed written from his prison cell, Barghouti said: " Hunger striking is the most peaceful form of resistance available".

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  • Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements
Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements

Britain's Queen Elizabeth addresses both Houses of Parliament, next to her husband Prince Philip at Westminster Hall in London March 20, 2012. But Buckingham Palace stressed he may decide to attend certain events from time to time. The royal couple were visiting the factory in Hereford Street, Astley Bridge, to celebrate family values and Bri...

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  • Bangladeshi wins seat for Asian women on FIFA Council
Bangladeshi wins seat for Asian women on FIFA Council

Just before the Asian Football Confederation vote Monday, Palestinian and North Korean candidates withdrew. Kiron's election continues a trend of inexperienced women being elected to the council by a mostly male voting bloc, which some see as evidence that the voters are exploiting the gender equality rules in order to keep less outspoken voices on...

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  • What will be NASA's next big solar system mission?
What will be NASA's next big solar system mission?

Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much - not even space dust - lies between Saturn's iconic rings. Mary Voytek, senior astrobiologist at Nasa Headquarters, said last night: 'This is a new frontier because this is the first time we have seen evidence of an alien food source in an ocean not on Earth.

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  • Trump Administration Hollows Out EPA Science Integrity Board
Trump Administration Hollows Out EPA Science Integrity Board

At least five members of the BOSC have already been dismissed after their terms ended this year, according to The New York Times; numerous members' terms already have or will expire this fiscal year. There are hundreds of federal advisory committees across the USA government. The EPA spokesperson said the agency wanted scientists from a more ...

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  • UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position
UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

Tomorrow morning, hours before White House meetings to discuss the future of the United States' participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of protesters will descend on the Trump Hotel with alarm clocks in an action to wake up people to the climate crisis and the Trump Administration's failure to make action on climate a priority.

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  • Appeals Court To Weigh Challenge To Revised Trump Travel Ban
Appeals Court To Weigh Challenge To Revised Trump Travel Ban

The countries were chosen because they present terrorism risks and the ban applies to everyone in those countries regardless of religion, the administration says. "You can't put that genie back in the bottle". "The President has made clear why he's doing this". Elite universities, democratic attorneys general and former foreign policy and nationa...

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  • Venezuela opposition boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly, clashes rage
Venezuela opposition boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly, clashes rage

A Venezuelan opposition leader who was briefly rumored to have died in jail is alive and "well", his wife said after visiting him following more than a month without contact. The demonstrations are yet to reach the centre of the capital, a stronghold of "Chavismo", the left-wing ideology created by Maduro's predecessor, Hugo Chavez.

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  • Couldn't ask for a better Sunday forecast
Couldn't ask for a better Sunday forecast

That front will bring widespread rain and thunderstorms late Friday morning into Friday night . Wednesday starts off mostly sunny and then clouds slowly increase in the evening and temperatures are in the upper 60s. Lows will be in the mid-50s with highs in the lower to mid-70s along with north winds and decreasing clouds by midday to aftern...

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  • Obamas to Host Roundtable on Planned Library, Museum
Obamas to Host Roundtable on Planned Library, Museum

Obama said he estimated the center will be finished in four years, but said programming would start this year. The Obama Foundation said that the center will located near Chicago's historically African-American Woodlawn neighborhood. Barack Obama wants to build a recording studio . Obama, formerly a community organizer in Chicago , said t...

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  • Locally-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified
Locally-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified

During his last tour, Milliken was killed in Somalia. "He was a devoted father and son, a true professional and a wonderful husband", the family said . President Donald Trump recently approved an order that expanded USA authority in Somalia, allowing US aircraft to attack militants during offensive operations without presidential approval.

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  • Spurs still fighting, says Pochettino after crushing West Ham loss
Spurs still fighting, says Pochettino after crushing West Ham loss

Spurs had scored 71 goals in their previous 34 league games, a tally bettered only by Chelsea , but only briefly tested Adrian with two quick-fire efforts in the first half. Defeat to rivals West Ham on Friday evening has all but ended their championship aspirations this season. "There's similarities with the Chelsea game last season [a 2-...

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  • Trump commits to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will do it'
Trump commits to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will do it'

He will be hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes are necessary to salvage a two-state solution to one of the world's longest-running conflicts. Trump said it was important to prevent inflammatory rhetoric and raised concerns about payments made by the Palestinian Authority to families of Palestinian prisoners held in Is...

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  • Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say
Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

There were multiple reasons, the former official said , including Flynn's performance leading the DIA, his attendance at the RT event in Moscow, and his controversial statements on Islam. Donald Trump continues to this day to defend his selection of disgraced former general Michael Flynn as national security adviser, while still blaming his prede...

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  • EPA Administrator Pushes For Fewer Scientists On Advisory Panels
EPA Administrator Pushes For Fewer Scientists On Advisory Panels

Swackhamer said the affected board members' terms expired April 30. Two specific panels have been named already: The 47-member Science Advisory Board , which evaluates certain regulations and helps direct research done for the agency, and the Board of Scientific Counselors , an 18-member panel that assesses the diligence of that research.

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  • Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Syria's Damascus Airport
Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Syria's Damascus Airport

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman said the explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake. The Israeli Air Force also bombed a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007, fearing it had a military goal.

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  • Russia: Syrian safe zones plan to take effect at midnight
Russia: Syrian safe zones plan to take effect at midnight

Vasquez said the Russians' interpretation of their own agreement "makes no sense". The three key powerbrokers signed off on a Russian plan Thursday to establish four "de-escalation zones" in rebel-held territory of the war-torn country in a bid to shore up a shaky ceasefire.

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  • Fresh horses await Derby winner Always Dreaming in Preakness
Fresh horses await Derby winner Always Dreaming in Preakness

I was a little anxious down the back side, but I could tell Johnny was riding him confidently. "He ate up well last night". It's raw, and it's majestic. So he's like a big brother. We will closely monitor him over the next 24 hours to ensure that he is okay. "Nobody can tell you with a lot of confidence that they are even going to get to the Ke...

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  • Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions
Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions

And leading anti-death penalty voice Sister Helen Prejean, who authored the book Dead Man Walking (and was later portrayed in the 1995 film by the same name), is encouraging other opponents to keep pressuring Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and state attorney general Leslie Rutledge to end state-sanctioned killings.

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  • Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro
Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Ambassador to the United Nations in a statement. "We have a constitution, and the government can not repeal it by act of force". The opposition wants a vote on removing Maduro from office. Clashes between police and protesters have left some three dozen dead in the past month. In televised comments, Luna said the planned meeting of 19 foreign min...

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  • Obama in Boston to get political courage award
Obama in Boston to get political courage award

Bush and Gerald Ford, Gabrielle Giffords, a former United States Representative who had survived an assassination attempt on her life, John McCain, former prisoner of war and U.S. The Sunday night award presentation takes place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died of brain ca...

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  • Iran makes veiled threat against Pakistan, despite agreement
Iran makes veiled threat against Pakistan, despite agreement

One day later on April 27, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, calling on Islamabad to prosecute and bring to justice the perpetrators of the attack. The Iranian minister invited Ali Khan to pay a visit to Tehran and said, "We are ready to hold a conference on cooperation on security, economi...

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  • Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears
Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears

Before he departed, the President assured that there was no cause for anxiety concerning the ship of state, saying that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge of government in his absence. In the past few days, there had been calls by some individuals and interest groups for the president to resign and his seat declared vacant for Vice Pre...

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  • German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat
German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier give a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 7, 2017. "By taking responsibility for what happened, we stand by Israel and [together] work for a common future", Ynet quoted him as saying. "This means obviously the creation of a Jewish state, o...

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  • Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous
Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous

That ruling, and another suspending his ban on travel from certain majority-Muslim countries, both involved federal judges in California. The order comes days after the Justice Department threatened to cut off funding to eight so-called "sanctuary cities", unless they were able to provide proof of cooperation with federal authorities over undocum...

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  • Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip
Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip

President Donald Trump , accompanied by GOP House members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington , Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Both the Vatican and the White House announced the meeting Thursday. "We thought that that was a good place to start and look one of the biggest probl...

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  • UK PM's Party Secures Big Gains in Local Polls
UK PM's Party Secures Big Gains in Local Polls

But it secured the mayorships of greater Manchester and Liverpool, two of six metropolitan conurbations to elect a mayor for the first time. It failed to break through against the Conservatives in southwest England but in some General Election target seats, such as Eastleigh and Wells, it made gains.

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  • No point campaigning for UKIP, says party's ex-MP
No point campaigning for UKIP, says party's ex-MP

All the 145 UKIP councillors defending their seats in local elections last week were beaten, although the party did pick up one seat in Burnley. Ukip performed disastrously in the local elections last Thursday, winning one seat and making a net loss of 114, taking 5% of the vote.

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  • Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt
Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Direct conflict is possible, though "he would love to solve things diplomatically", he said in an interview with Reuters April 28. The Mass was conducted in Latin, Italian and Arabic with some chants in Coptic. On each of these stops, as in a gathering with public figures to a luncheon hosted by President El-Sisi, Pope Francis made statements c...

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  • 'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused
'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused

German authorities claim that some of the area around the building site at Wedelstraße, where the new construction unearthed two of the bombs, have already been cleared as of Sunday afternoon. Millions of tons of bombs were dropped over the course of the war, many of which never went off. June 2010: Three members of a bomb disposal squad were k...

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  • Tony Blair backs Theresa May to win the election
Tony Blair backs Theresa May to win the election

However, Starmer insisted that Labour had to accept that the European Union referendum result had been primarily caused by voter discontent over immigration and insisted that Labour had to show they "genuinely" understood voters' wishes. Labour's shadow housing secretary, John Healey, said homebuilding levels are at their lowest peace-time rate sin...

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  • China 'putting pressure' on North Korea
China 'putting pressure' on North Korea

The Japanese Prime Minister added in response to the failed ballistic missile test that it remains a grave threat to Japan. On Sunday, the two allies concluded a massive annual military exercise called "Foal Eagle", which involved around 20,000 South Korean and 10,000 U.S.

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  • Plagiarism or a 'wink'? Le Pen's copied speech targets right
Plagiarism or a 'wink'? Le Pen's copied speech targets right

Confrontations between young protesters in balaclavas and riot police at the May Day protest in Paris have injured two members of law enforcement, police said. He said the words were "appreciated, including by all of Mr Fillon's supporters". Speaking at a convention centre in northern Paris , Macron, however, said Le Pen "had fed off worry and h...

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  • Dark Web Child Porn Kingpin Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
Dark Web Child Porn Kingpin Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

The FBI stated that the investigation represents the "most successful effort to date against users of Tor's hidden service sites". Nearly 900 suspected paedophiles have been arrested and almost 300 children identified or rescued from their abusers following the massive takedown of an underground online paedophile network, USA and European police s...

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  • Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas
Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Israel nearly immediately rejected the document, calling it an effort to "dupe" the global community. The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah purportedly blasted Hamas's recently issued policy document , which appears to accept a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders.

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