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British Prime Minister, Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for general elections on June 8

Under current legislation, the next election was not scheduled to take place until 2020.

Pakistani Parliament

Pakistani parliament calls for blasphemy laws reform after student’s lynching

The lawmakers condemned the lynching of the student, terming it “clod-blooded murder”.

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Guinea colonel accused of trafficking as police seize his “private zoos”

Chimpanzees, a baboon, ostriches and turtles were among the 33 animals and 12 species found during police raids.

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Facebook cracks down on 30,000 fake accounts in France

“We’ve made improvements to recognise these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity.”

U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan [Photo: Telegraph.co.uk]

U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

This is the first time the over 10,000 kilogramme bomb which was designed by the US Air Force in 2002 will be used in combat.

UN Security council to meet Wednesday on suspected Syria toxic gas attack [Photo: VOA]

Syria says U.S.-led airstrikes hit IS-controlled chemical weapons depot

The army said large numbers of civilians were among those killed.

European Court [Photo: EUropa.S - IRTEA]

European Court condemns Russian handling of school siege

Russia described the court ruling as unacceptable.

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Ex-Chinese lawmaker sentenced to 14 years for graft

The former lawmaker pleaded guilty to the crime.

WhiteHouse Spokesperson, Sean Spicer [Photo Credit: CNN]

Spicer says he let Trump down with comments comparing Assad to Hitler

“I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up.”

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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Putin says U.S.-Russia ties worse since Trump took office

Mr. Putin said Damascus had given up its chemical weapons stocks.

Syria (Photo credit: Farsnews.com)

Evacuation starts in four besieged towns in Syria

The deal went into force near midnight Wednesday.

Melania Trump [Photo: The New York Times]

Daily Mail to pay Melania Trump damages over modelling claims

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail apologised for the article and said it would issue a retraction.

President Trump [Photo credit: Telegraph.co.uk]

White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack ‘cover up’

At least 87 people, including many children were killed in the attack.

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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Putin demands UN investigate chemical weapons incident in Syria

Russia is the main military backer of Syria’s ruling regime, a long-time ally.

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout. Reuters April 11, 2017

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

The ministry said ammunition, weapons, a motorcycle and Islamic State books and publications were found at the scene.

Malian Army

France, Germany to provide security aid to five African Countries

“Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad also known as the Sahel G5 are the focus of the initiative.”

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un [Photo Credit: Al Jazeera]

North Korea nuclear test: China agrees to endorse sanctions as U.S. deploys warships

President Trump had said if China refused to cooperate on North Korea, U.S. would act alone.

Egyptian Christians weep with rage after Palm Sunday bombing killed 44 [Photo Credit: CNN]

Egyptian Christians weep with rage after Palm Sunday bombing killed 44

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings.

U.S. warship [Photo Credit: Vivere Milano]

China calls for ‘self-restraint’ as U.S. deploys warships near Korea

U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier, two guided-missile destroyers and a guided-missile cruiser.

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U.S. attack on Syria: UN urges restraint

“…I appeal for restraint to avoid any acts that could deepen the suffering of the Syrian people.”

London Westminster attack [Photo: NBC News]

Westminster attack: Death toll rises as woman who fell into river dies

Andreea Cristea was a Romanian tourist.

Anti Zuma protesters [Photo Credit: AlJazeera]

Police clash with South African protesters calling for Zuma’s exit

Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against Mr. Zuma.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia parliamentary election: Barrow’s party wins majority as Jammeh’s wins five seats

Five additional seats will be appointed by Mr. Barrow, who took power on January 19.

Four Civilians Killed by US Airstrikes in Syria's Deir Ezzor

Four children, five other civilians killed in U.S. air strike, Syria says

British and Turkish officials confirmed they were briefed before the air strike.

Serbia Military Plane [Photo Credit: The Charlotte Observer | CharlotteObserver.com]

Two Serbian military pilots die in jet crash

“The Yugoslav-made single engine Galeb G4 crashed at Ub, 50 kilometres south of Belgrade.”