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Australian jihadist’s eight-year-old son wears suicide vest to make video threat

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:49:23 +08:00

SYDNEY: Police in Australia said on Sunday they were investigating a report that the eight-year-old son of a notorious Islamic State fighter was filmed wearing a suicide vest and threatening to kill its nationals.



Merkel's conservatives widen lead to seven points five months before German vote

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:49:45 +08:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats have opened a seven-point lead over the centre-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the Sept. 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a lower house of parliament Bundestag session in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke


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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:55:35 +08:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said Washington had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion system designed to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea. A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor (R) is seen in Seongju, South Korea, April 26, 2017. Lee Jong-hyeon/News1 via REUTERS


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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:26:13 +08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.U.S. President Donald Trump leads a rally marking his first 100 days in office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:09:42 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the Peoples Climate March near the White House in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


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Pope urges mediation to end North Korea crisis, avert devastating war

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:52:46 +08:00

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become "too hot" and posed the risk of nuclear devastation.Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference on his return flight from Cairo to Rome April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool


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Mali extends state of emergency in bid to quell Islamist attacks

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:39:57 +08:00

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's National Assembly has voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks by Islamist militants based in the desert north of the West African country.



Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:39:29 +08:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with Iranian officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries, in Tehran, Iran, April 25, 2017. Leader.ir/Handout via REUTERS


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Police charge two lawmakers from Slovak far-right party with extremism

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:52:52 +08:00

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's police said on Saturday they have charged two members of parliament from a far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia with extremism for hate speech against the Roma, the Jews and Islam.



Military plane crashes in Cuba killing eight on board

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:52:44 +08:00

HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.