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Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines , Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. The competing claims have made the sea, which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits, one of Asia's potential military flash points. The DOC, signed in 2002 by China and ASEAN countries, outlines the most important principles in the management of disputes on the South China Sea, and consultations for the COC were launched by the two sides in 2013.
  • North Korea again defies world with missile test

    North Korea again defies world with missile test

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    North Korea's state media has reiterated the country's goal of developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the US. "Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences. It said the launch was a clear violation of United Nations resolutions and warned the North not to act rashly. China, Pyongyang's number one trade partner, has repeatedly called for a return to talks on denuclearization but has been reluctant to use economic pressure ...
  • Org result 2017| 12th Science 4th Sem Result Declared

    Org result 2017| 12th Science 4th Sem Result Declared

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    The results were announced on 10th May at 10:00 AM and have been uploaded on the official website of Gujarat Secondary And Higher Secondary Education Board . Step One: Go to the official website of the GSHSEB, gseb .org. Some people may not be able to get the results as soon as the results are available because of the server break down.
  • US pledges support for Kosovo, European Union hopes

    US pledges support for Kosovo, European Union hopes

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    Thaci dissolved the parliament and the voting is expected in a two-week spell between 30 to 45 days. Opposition parties have blamed Mustafa's Cabinet for being unable to carry out its program and pass important laws. The opposition has been calling for an end to Mustafa's government for the last two years, mainly over the agreements Mustafa signed in Brussels in 2015 on border demarcation with Montenegro , which still needs parliamentary approval.
  • Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot

    Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot

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    Officials would also revamp the " Traditionserlass ", a policy last updated in 1982, which provides guidance for how troops should treat the legacy of the German military, which also coordinated a failed attempt to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1944.
  • It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President

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    Trump a visit, followed a May 3 visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump said he has always heard that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was the "toughest deal" to close. Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the USA president could visit the Middle East this month. " Let's see if we can prove them wrong ", Trump said.
  • Russia's top diplomat at White House

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    When the press pool was allowed into the Oval Office at the meeting's conclusion, both Lavrov and Kislyak were gone and, in a surprise, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was with Trump instead. During a meeting with Mr. Tillerson at the State Department, reporters shouted questions at both men about the firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
  • Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

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    The Turkish military has repeatedly claimed that sophisticated anti-tank missiles delivered by its Western allies to Syrian Kurdish forces have fallen into the hands of the PKK fighting in Turkey. "Both the PKK and YPG are terrorist organisations and they are no different apart from their names", he said. The SDF operation began on March 22 with a surprise aerial infiltration behind enemy lines to the south of Lake Assad, severs ISIS's ability to reinforce Raqqa and denies ISIS a key ...
  • Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

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    The staff at the Morris Jeff Community School, located near the Jefferson Davis monument, sent out a recorded message late Wednesday to parents, saying that the New Orleans Police Department had confirmed that the statue would be removed overnight.
  • Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

    Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

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    A spokesman for the park said such an incident had never happened before. The fearless little girl, wearing a bandage around her head, added, "I'm just glad [the kangaroo] got me instead of my baby sister". "I'm just glad I was there", said Jennifer White. "I thought it was playing", said Cheyenne. There are signs on the cage that warn the kangaroo bites, but Jennifer says the park needs a better barrier to prevent contact with animals.
  • Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

    Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

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    Ms Maréchal-Le Pen was critical of her aunt's leftist economic pledges during the campaign and of her promise to drop the euro in favour of a return to the franc. Her words were echoed by other National front politicians. "You know my story, you know I've been in this political world all my life". And many considered Marion, not Marine, to be the true future of the far-right, even though Marine was far from a softy.
  • Rice chides Trump for criticism of judges, media

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    Now, I can tell you that I was with him on many occasions and one particular occasion we went into a room to discuss and his people are sitting on one sofa. "And so they're trying to change the Chinese calculus". Rice seemed to support Trump's presidency, however, and noted that it was in the hands of US citizens to be "smart".
  • Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row

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    ASEAN members Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei also claim parts of the sea, but China insists it has sovereign rights over almost all of it. In the chairman statement issued at the end of the Asean Summit here yesterday, a proposed reference to full respect for legal and diplomatic processes has been taken out from the South China Sea section, a move seen by some senior Asean officials as silencing an global arbitral court backing Manila's claims in the area.
  • Trump's daughter Tiffany to attend Georgetown Law School

    Trump's daughter Tiffany to attend Georgetown Law School

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    Trump was raised in California by her mother, whom she praised a year ago in People magazine for giving her a normal childhood. Ivanka Trump also attended the school for two years before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. Trump maintains a much lower profile than her three adult half-siblings, and because of Ivanka Trump's heavily publicized involvement in her father's political life, she is often derided by critics as the president's least favorite child.
  • North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

    North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

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    South Korea said in a statement Wednesday that unspecified parts of THAAD were installed. The main political event to mark the anniversary apparently was a "national meeting" held the day before, when thousands of senior military and civilian officials gathered at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang .
  • South Korea's Moon reassures voters yearning for calm

    South Korea's Moon reassures voters yearning for calm

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    The election is taking place amid a confluence of unprecedented events in South Korea's history: the biggest influence-peddling and corruption scandal that ousted Park, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula as a new US President tries to nip North Korea's nuclear threat in the bud, and frosty ties with China, which is retaliating against the deployment of a US missile defence system on South Korean soil.
  • French presidential candidates trade barbs ahead of Sunday's crucial vote

    French presidential candidates trade barbs ahead of Sunday's crucial vote

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    Yesterday Ms Le Pen said: "If there are waiting lists for the Alliance Francaise in Shanghai, Tokyo, or Mexico, for the French secondary school in Rabat or Rome. The traditional May Day marches staged by France's powerful labour unions provided a useful gauge of the country's mood as it prepares to choose between Le Pen and centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron .
  • Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader

    Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader

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    Hamas is trying to rebrand itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather than a branch of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed by Egypt. "Hamas does not wage a struggle against the Jews because they are Jewish but wages a struggle against the Zionists who occupy Palestine". Better not show the latest video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan.
  • Quick guide: How the French presidential election works

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    The commission, which supervises the electoral process, said after a hastily called meeting on Saturday the data been fraudulently obtained and could be mixed with false information. Meanwhile, Mr Macron's campaign press office said the courtyard outside the Louvre museum where he has planned to celebrate election night has been evacuated because of a security alert.
  • Russia, Iran, Turkey Establish Syria De-Escalation Zones for 6 Months: Memorandum

    Russia, Iran, Turkey Establish Syria De-Escalation Zones for 6 Months: Memorandum

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    Gen. Alexander Fomin named Jordan as one of a number of countries already working with Russia in this effort. And they include most of the Syrian government's military installations, such as the Shayrat air base, which the United States struck with missiles in retaliation for chemical attacks that killed scores of people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province last month.
  • Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action

    Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action

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    The state prosecutor's office, which keeps an official count of deaths since protests began last month, said another 717 people have been injured and 152 are still in jail from the hundreds rounded up in widespread unrest around the volatile South American nation of 30 million people.
  • Ismail Haniyeh elected as new Hamas president

    Ismail Haniyeh elected as new Hamas president

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    The 54-year-old with a salt-and-pepper beard takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation while not marginalising hardliners within the movement. His position got enhanced in Hamas during Al-Aqsa Intifada because of his relationship with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and because of the Israeli assassinations of the movement's leaders.
  • Engaged Boston Doctors Found Slain in Luxury Condo

    Engaged Boston Doctors Found Slain in Luxury Condo

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    And when police officers opened the door, said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans , 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira - a former security guard whose ex-girfriend said had just gotten out of prison for robbing a bank - opened fire on them.
  • Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day

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    Moscow says the USA, the United Nations and Saudi Arabia also support the idea. Adrian JT Rankine-Galloway, using an alternative acronym for the hardline group. The Britain-based Observatory said it had recorded no civilian casualties yet on Saturday, but that several fighters were killed in regime bombardment of Daraa and Aleppo provinces in the first reported deaths since the deal came into effect.
  • Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte

    Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte

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    It will be a very tough game. Spurs must now look to reduce the gap to four points against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Manager Antonio Conte felt the changes he made for last Saturday's FA Cup semifinal were justified as he brought Hazard, Costa and Cahill back into his starting lineup and all of them scored.
  • Indonesian inmates still at large after fleeing overcrowded prison

    Indonesian inmates still at large after fleeing overcrowded prison

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    They broke through a prison door, overwhelming the few guards on duty. Footage posted online by a local photographer purportedly shows the moment scores of inmates made a run from the authorities. Various officials have said the prisoners were angry at poor conditions and treatment. Overcrowding issues and prison guards demanding illegal levies may have led to the mass prison escape, Indonesian authorities said.