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Partner forces in both Syria and Iraq have been integral in fighting ISIS, Dorrian said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on April 25 that he will not allow the Sinjar region to become a base for PKK militants. The YPG on Wednesday warned of "widening aggression", and said Turkey had shelled at least three separate areas along the border, including Darbasiyah.
  • Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

    Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

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    The agri-food sector is a fundamental driver of the shared economic prosperity of Ontarians, New Yorkers and Wisconsinites, with more than $28.8 billion exchanged in Ontario-U.S. A Dairy Farmers of America spokeswoman did not immediately respond to multiple messages confirming the number of offers made or accepted, or the terms of the offers.
  • 10 killed, 13 injured in bomb blast in Pakistan's tribal belt

    10 killed, 13 injured in bomb blast in Pakistan's tribal belt

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    The injured were taken to the Tehsil Hospital in Sadda from where they were shifted to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Parachinar, the main town in Kurram Agency. "Ten people were killed, including a woman and one child", Shahid Ali Khan, assistant political agent for Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), told Reuters.
  • United Nations chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

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    He said Yemen is experiencing a tragedy of vast proportions where especially children are already dying at an alarming rate. A United Nations appeal for $1.2 billion this year for Yemen , where Guterres said a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes every 10 minutes, is only 15 percent covered.
  • Shock over 'mass arrests' of gays in Chechnya

    Shock over 'mass arrests' of gays in Chechnya

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    Produced by Human Rights First , the clip features personal accounts of Chechen men who claim to have been abused at the hands of local officials in the Russian republic. The Guardian reports Kadyrov has endorsed polygamy, and compulsory wearing of the hijab for women in public places. "It is obvious to us that this resolution is pushing religious fanatics to massacre journalists", the newspaper's editorial board said.
  • Trump should stop playing his game of budget brinkmanship

    Trump should stop playing his game of budget brinkmanship

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    The Trump administration has escalated its rhetoric against North Korea and has been pressuring China to lean on the country to cease its missile testing. Estimates have pegged the cost atl near $ 20 billion . The White House appears determined to get Congress to approve a downpayment on the border wall as part of a bigger bill to keep the United States government funded.
  • Kerala Minister adamant on not apologising personally to plantation workers

    Kerala Minister adamant on not apologising personally to plantation workers

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    Mani's remarks allegedly questioning the character of women activists of a plantation workers' outfit in the district invited strong condemnation from various quarters, including from some of his own party colleagues. "Only if my party asks, will I resign", he told reporters at nearby Kunchithanni, a day after opposition parties and women organisations demanded his resignation and apology.
  • China urges United States and North Korea to refrain from provoking each other

    China urges United States and North Korea to refrain from provoking each other

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    He then walked up to a podium and clapped with senior government officials to address the thousands of soldiers and a massive crowd taking part in the parade at Kim Il Sung Square. Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles. US satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time .
  • US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

    US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

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    North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador Kim In Ryong told a news conference that "if the U.S. dares opt for a military action", North Korea "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US". A probable volleyball game in the main administrative area. Volleyball is a popular sport in North Korea, and satellite imagery often shows games being played, the 38 North report adds.