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Germany criticizes mass detentions in Turkey

The operations were carried out across all 81 of Turkey's provinces, security sources said. More than 47,000 people have been arrested since the coup, Mr Soylu has said, including some 10,700 police officers and 7,400 military personnel. They are the latest indication there will be no let-up in the fight against Turkey's perceived enemies after the referendum, with fighter jets on Tuesday pounding Kurdish militant targets in Iraq and northern Syria . Read More

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This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

The police used "alarm system, computers, cellphones, social media postings and Connie Dabate's Fitbit to create a timeline that contradicted Richard Dabate's statements to police", the case's warrant said . Richard Dabate told officers his partner Connie had been shot dead by a masked burglar minutes after she came home from a morning spinning class - but records from her keep-fit tracker appeared to show she was alive in the house for nearly an hour after the time she supposedly died. Read More

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Korea ready for nuclear war with US

Korea ready for nuclear war with US

The US military yesterday started moving parts of its controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to a deployment site in South Korea amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. Harris also called the guided missile submarine USS Michigan's port visit to Busan, South Korea a "show of solidarity" with that country - as well as a "show of force" should North Korea consider aggression against South Korea. Read More

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Trump to Order Review of National Monuments on Wednesday

Trump to Order Review of National Monuments on Wednesday

The order also will re-examine former President Obama's highly controversial action to create the 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears national monument in Utah . While Zinke acknowledged criticism that the act has been over-used by past presidents, he insisted he'd approach the topic with an open mind. " Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights". Read More

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15 killed in Kurram as bomb hits bus

15 killed in Kurram as bomb hits bus

A spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, saying the explosive device had been meant to target Shia Muslims. In January, a bomb explosion ripped through a busy Parachinar vegetable market, killing at least 22 people. In March, a bomb blast at a mosque killed more than 20 people in the Shia-majority town. Read More

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Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order

Trump set to sign 'buy American, hire American' order

Lee said Trump's order calls for a review of the current lottery system in favor of a merit-based one, which would make getting an H1-B visa more competitive, giving priority to the highest-paid or most-skilled workers. There are four bills proposed in the U.S. related to H-1B reforms, six related to outsourcing and three that deal with immigration. "Right now, H1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery - and that's wrong", President Trump said at Snap-on. Read More

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Secret Ballot Bid Assumes ANC MPs Are 'Spineless' - Mbete

Secret Ballot Bid Assumes ANC MPs Are 'Spineless' - Mbete

The UDM wants the court to grant a secret ballot when the motion goes ahead. President Zuma said there is nothing in the Constitution that suggests a president must be elected or removed by way of a secret ballot. All opposition parties have vowed to vote in favour of the motion and appealed to the ANC to do the same, as the party has the majority vote in Parliament. Read More

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Trump to Canada: Stop Shielding Dairy Farmers from US Competition

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton said this week in a letter to governors of NY and Wisconsin that the nation is not responsible for financial losses to dairy farmers. Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that compete with the US product. Read More

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Eighties trio Bananarama reunite and announce United Kingdom tour

Eighties trio Bananarama reunite and announce United Kingdom tour

And Woodward even hinted that there might be a new piece of music coming for the band: "The tour is the main thing", she said. "Siobhan lives in LA so we've got to grab her quick while she's over until the end of May". The girls revealed it will be the first time this line-up will ever perform completely live as their previous gigs involved backing tracks. "I look back now and I think about some of the rows, she left a pizza on the floor and there was a cockroach, and I wonder how that ... Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

Guterres singled out the countries "in the front line" of contacts with North Korea - the U.S., China, South Korea, Russia and Japan - and said everybody involved should "make sure that everything is done for the threat represented by the development in relation to missiles and in relation to the potential for nuclear capability not to become a threat to the global community". Read More

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N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

The North Korean military issued a statement on Friday threatening to attack major United States military bases in South Korea, as well as the presidential Blue House, warning that it could annihilate those targets "within minutes". Kim Jong-Un often threatens the US, South Korea and Japan. Sources in North Korea told Daily NK the Kim Jong Un regime has mobilized citizens, soldiers and students to prepare for the birthday celebration. Read More

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Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Mike McNally, one of the organisers, said: "We want to say "never again" to this atrocity and make a public declaration against modern anti-Semitism". It's a monument to unyielding strength. "If you will it, it is no dream". Making a veiled reference to Iran, whose leaders have repeatedly called for Israel's destruction, he affirmed United States support for Israel. Read More

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The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday

The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday

While she rejected some of the inmates' arguments, Baker said there was a significant possibility that the inmates could successfully challenge the state's execution protocol based on other arguments. District Judge Kristine Baker issued her stays on Saturday. Another death-row inmate had received a similar reprieve a few days earlier. The state's schedule of eight executions using midazolam between April 17 and 27 has been condemned by capital punishment opponents in the United States ... Read More

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. Many people at the rally held up blue pinwheels, which is a symbol used across the country to represent child abuse prevention. McMillon said TCU has been a strong partner of Alliance For Children for many years. Child abuse generated little public discussion in the 1970s, when it was known broadly as "child maltreatment", Kennedy said. Read More

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