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New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown

Changes to immigration settings will help get higher skilled migrants while also safeguarding the positon of New Zealand workers, says BusinessNZ. The immigration changes also propose that seasona...

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Gallup Poll: Fewer Voters Think Trump Will Deliver On His Campaign Promises

Gallup Poll: Fewer Voters Think Trump Will Deliver On His Campaign Promises

The Gallup poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error, is based on telephone interviews of about 1,019 US adults conducted April 5-9. People were less likely to answer that the president "can bring...

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Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that "around 1,300 Palestinian prisoners" were participating in the hunger strike and the number could rise. The strikers a...

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Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

The 10-day Asia visit, which will also take him to Tokyo, Jakarta and Sydney, comes as North Korea ramps up rhetoric and is feared to be gearing up for another missile test. Its threat carries added w...

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

The interview with AFP's Damascus bureau chief took place on Wednesday. Syria denied any use of chemical weapons and Russian Federation backed its claim. In Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Serg...

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Attorney calls for Ga. officers to be criminally charged

Attorney calls for Ga. officers to be criminally charged

Michael Bongiovanni striking Demetrius Bryan Hollins in the face as he got out of a vehicle with both hands up, Public Information Officer Corporal Deon Washington said. It shows 19 year veteran Sgt. ...

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Tillerson meets Putin amid 'low point' in US-Russia ties

Tillerson meets Putin amid 'low point' in US-Russia ties

It was the eighth time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action directed at its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, the first Trump Cabinet officia...

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Where is Kulbhushan Jadhav? India Says, No Clue, Appeals Against Death Sentence

So far, India has made 13 requests to Pakistan to gain access to Jadhav, who was arrested in March previous year from Iran by Pakistani authorities. The arrested men crossed the Line of Control seve...

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China warns US, North Korea to cool aggressive posturing

White House officials said they were hopeful that China could dissuade its communist neighbour from conducting a nuclear explosion or a missile test . " We will go to war if they choose ", he added...

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A basketful of fun awaits little ones at Easter egg hunt

All the participants will get an Easter treat after the hunt. Parents are asked to be sure their children are in the correct age locations and then to remain on the sidelines and not participate in ...

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BJP doesn't consider me 'Hindu', says Akhilesh Yadav

BJP doesn't consider me 'Hindu', says Akhilesh Yadav

The appointment of Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar as party vice-president shows what parties that are based on a personality cult are all about. Thefact is that I never hel...

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Several martyred as blast targets buses carrying Syrian Shiites

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo , targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regim...

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Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar by-poll by over 10000 votes

Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar by-poll by over 10000 votes

Abdullah beat his PDP rival Nazir Ahmad Khan by over 10,000 votes. Alarmed by the unprecedented violence, the Election Commission chose to defer the south Kashmir Anantnag Parliamentary seat by-poll...

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Moscow, Tehran, Damascus seek on-site probe into Syria gassing

Russia, Iran and Syria want an independent investigation and those opposed to the call "don't have a clear conscience", Lavrov said. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov insisted Friday that ins...

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Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Italy was under a monarchy when Emma was young, yet she managed to see the monarchy fall in favor of a republic that produced nearly seventy governments during her life. She "abandoned the husband in ...

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BC NDP pledges $400 annual renters rebate

BC NDP pledges $400 annual renters rebate

Horgan also took on Premier Christy Clark's recent promise that the Liberals would cap bridge tolls at $500 per year. "The people who are going to benefit from this are the people who are already bett...

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Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

Such an admission raises the same question proposed by The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: Is the president "discovering for himself things the rest of us already knew?" The NATO official said ...

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Dylann Roof pleads guilty to all charges in Emanuel AME shooting

After Roof's plea was entered, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson heard from members of Emanuel AME Church. Before being sentenced in federal court , Roof was unrepentant, saying "I felt like I had...

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Erdogan and Putin back investigation into Syria chemical attack

The suspected attack killed at least 87 people, including many children, and images of the dead and of suffering victims provoked global outrage. Two days later, the United States launched 59 cruise...

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Dems ask FBI to suspend Kushner's security clearance

Nadler was one of a group of Democrats who submitted a letter to FBI Director James Comey calling for Kusher's security clearance to be revoked until questions about his meetings with Russian bank r...

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Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries

Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries

Perhaps you consider Yosemite a friend, or the redwoods, or Lassen Volcanic, or another wild-superb, tree-mythical, canyon-colossal park . If you're looking for adventure this weekend, consider hea...

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Arkansas high court stays one execution

Arkansas high court stays one execution

But Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson had wanted to proceed swiftly with the executions as one of the chemicals in the difficult-to-obtain lethal injection, the sedative midazolam, expires a...

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Venezuela's supreme court reverses ruling

Venezuela's supreme court reverses ruling

Dark days in Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro has made his most blatant power grab to date in a move that looks set to create an unvarnished dictatorship in the oil rich country. Colombia called ba...

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After abstaining on UN Syria vote, China backs political fix

After abstaining on UN Syria vote, China backs political fix

Wang's comments mark the latest attempt to cool tensions by North Korea's most important ally and key provider of food and fuel aid. At a joint press conference on Friday with French Foreign Ministe...

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Gas attack a 'fabrication' - Syria's Assad

But he clearly wasn't counting on it. But Assad said evidence came only from "a branch of Al-Qaeda", referring to a former jihadist affiliate that is among the groups that control Idlib province, wh...

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