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Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

Thursday  01:21,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday.</p>Israel is[...]

Generation Gap Aggravates Divisions in South Korea as Poll Looms

Thursday  00:57,   27 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Jeon Byeong-kwan took to the streets late last year, joining millions of demonstrators seeking to oust former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and protest the nation’s "wealth cliques." The 29-year-old event planner from [...]

Turkey suspends 9,000 police in crackdown

Thursday  00:51,   27 april 2017
BBC News

The latest crackdown is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security.President Tayyip Erdogan blames Mr Gulen for inciting the failed coup against him last[...]

Venezuelan forces use tear gas to block latest protest march

Thursday  00:35,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

Thousands of protesters marched again in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, with the rejuvenated anti-government movement showing no sign of letting up on political unrest that has been blamed for 29 deaths in recent weeks.The mass of demonstrators[...]

B.C. Seeks Coal-Exports Curb in U.S. Lumber Retaliation (1)

Thursday  00:20,   27 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Canada’s westernmost province will seek to ban shipments of thermal coal through its ports in retaliation for the Trump administration’s new softwood lumber tariffs. In an open letter on Wednesday, British Columbia Premier Christy[...]

Europe took in 710,400 asylum seekers last year

Wednesday  23:45,   26 april 2017
USA TODAY

Europe granted asylum to 710,400 migrants last year — double the number in 2015, according to European Union figures released Wednesday. The increase comes amid a sharp decline in the number of refugees attempting to reach Europe since a deal last[...]

U.S., European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

Wednesday  23:40,   26 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials.</p>"Terrorism is a transregional problem and presents a[...]

Desperate White Male Rhino Joins Tinder in Effort to Mate

Wednesday  23:16,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species[...]

Border wall talk leads top Mexican official to float American entry fee

Wednesday  22:56,   26 april 2017
FOX News

A top Mexican official announced Tuesday that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country.A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be[...]

China urges end to US-S.Korea military exercises

Wednesday  22:40,   26 april 2017
AFP

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged an end to US-South Korean military manoeuvres Wednesday as well as a stop to North Korea's nuclear programme to calm tensions on the peninsula. He said Pyongyang's continuing nuclear tests were "a clear [...]

10 Iranian guards killed at Pakistani border, Tasnim news agency reports

Wednesday  22:22,   26 april 2017
Reuters

Ten Iranian border guards were killed by Sunni militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Wednesday, Tasnim news agency reported. The militant group called Jaish al Adl, or the Army of Justice, has claimed responsibility,[...]

Missing trekkers found in Nepal after 7 weeks; 1 dead

Wednesday  21:51,   26 april 2017
AFP

Rescuers on Wednesday found two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote mountainous part of Nepal seven weeks ago.Liu Chen-chun, 19,​ died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend[...]

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

Wednesday  20:51,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Pope Francis urged the world to show more solidarity with the poor and the weak. Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on "The Future You." TED, short for Technology, Entertainment and Design, organizes conferences[...]

12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash

Wednesday  20:01,   26 april 2017
AFP

An outbreak of violence has left 12 dead and 11 injured, the government said.A spokesman for the ministry of penitentiary affairs, who gave the toll of the dead and wounded, said nine of those killed died of gunshot[...]

12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash

Wednesday  20:01,   26 april 2017
AFP

An outbreak of violence has left 12 dead and 11 injured, the government said.A spokesman for the ministry of penitentiary affairs, who gave the toll of the dead and wounded, said nine of those killed died of gunshot[...]