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Jordan no longer allows rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims

This follows an amendment to the law, entitled Article 308 , made previous year which allowed rapists to marry only victims between the ages of 15 and 18. Eq...


Taco Bell Canada announces plans to serve alcohol, redesign stores and expand

Taco Bell Canada has announced that it will begin serving alcohol at select locations in Canada beginning in June. American customers have been able to purcha...


US Sanctions 271 Syrians Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

The sanctions target 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre that is responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, Mnuchin said...


Britons 'oppose' Brexit guarantee for European Union citizens in UK

British lawmakers on Wednesday (19 April) overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election, paving the way for a June vote she hopes ...


Trump's former campaign manager to register as a foreign agent

Manafort" that received "$13 million in loans from two businesses with ties to Mr. Trump, including one that partners with a Ukrainian-born billionaire and anot...


Turkish election board rejects main opposition's application to annul referendum

Turkey's state-run news agency says 19 people were detained in Istanbul for allegedly using the results of a constitutional referendum as an "excuse" to organ...


Chaffetz may not finish final term in Congress

Chaffetz told Politico he's looking at a "number of things", adding that he'd "be thrilled to have a television relationship". Many of Utah's state lawmak...


United States to honor Australia refugee deal Trump called 'dumb'

Pence also assured Turnbull that the USA would honor a deal with Australia struck during the final days of Obama's tenure to help resettle more than 1,000 refug...


Korea confirms North Korean live-fire drill on army anniversary

North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un reportedly attended the demonstration, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Xi's phone call with Trump came amid s...


North Korea live-fire drill on army anniversary, South Korea confirms

The military exercise comes in the backdrop of a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine arriving in South Korea to join the USA "armada" in the region. "There is no l...


Egyptian American prisoners freed thanks to Trump

Trump and White House aides negotiated their release as well as freedom for four other humanitarian workers, and Trump sent a USA government aircraft to Cairo t...


Young, Donnelly Say They Want to Avoid Shutdown

The week of President Donald Trump's 100th day in the Oval Office could culminate in a government shutdown if Congress can't reach a deal by midnight Friday to ...


Ceremony for police officer Xavier Jugele killed in Paris

Cheurfi, 39, was shot and killed by officers at the scene. One police officer and a gunman was killed in the attack claimed by Islamic State (IS) group, report...


US Senators to get N. Korea briefing

Such a briefing for the full Senate is extremely unusual, especially in the White House, which means this must be a very important meeting, which is once again ...


No US Role in Libya Beyond Combating Islamic State

Trump has pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact he said was "a disaster". "The US role in this is very critical". President Tr...


'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

The U.S. blames Assad for a recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians, and responded earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield. After ...


Australia follows United States over India-leaning visa programme

Applicants must also have completed four years as a permanent resident - three years longer than at present. The new requirements will apply to all new appl...


UK's Labour Party vows to ditch Theresa May's Brexit plan if elected

Just under a third (29%) said they backed a unilateral guarantee, while 16% were unsure. Meanwhile, a forecast from Roger Scully based on a new poll in Wales ...


Haley Warns North Korea About Attacking US Base

PYONGYANG , Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of - A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South...


Trump withdraws border wall payment demand to prevent government shutdown

At issue is whether the spending measure will explicitly allocate funds toward building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border - a campaign promise that was a ral...


Trump won't fire Sean Spicer because 'that guy gets great ratings'

While condemning the Syrian government's chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 civilians earlier this month, Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar...


N Korea shows missiles blowing up U.S. in mock-up birthday video

According to ABC News, the celebration in North Korea consisted of singing and trumpets blowing as footage of the February missile testing played behind the o...


Thai man kills baby then himself on Facebook Live

In a four-minute video clip, the man held an 11-month old girl on the roof of an abandoned building. "This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to t...


France At Crossroads Ahead Of Presidential Vote

Voters in France will choose which of the 11 candidates they would like to be their president on 23 April. Macron, 39, is a centrist with strong pro-business,...


US confirms Syrian military discussed bloody chemical attack

The White House has previously said there is "no doubt" that the Assad regime carried out the attack, which killed at least 80 people, dozens of whom were child...


Israel not to engage in talks with Palestinians on hunger strike: Minister

In the West Bank town of Ramallah, Barghouti's wife, Fadwa, joined about 1,500 marchers. The protests, which is the biggest in recent years, has been led by j...


ProPublica, Daily News, Post's Fahrenthold win Pulitzers

For national reporting , David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Donald Trump campaign. Fahrenthold investigated ...


Gov. Fayose arrive Abuja to support Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu, who has been in detention since October 2015, was granted bail by trial Justice, Binta Nyako on health grounds. Kanu is being charged for treason and ...


North Korea reportedly stages its largest ever military firing drill

Navy destroyers on Tuesday were in waters west of the Korean peninsula and would soon join the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group approaching the reg...


Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

I am the presidential candidate, ; she said on French public television news. Macron picked up 23.8 percent of the vote to Le Pen's 21.5 percent in Sunday's f...


Le Pen vows to end immigration if elected President

This is her sixth year in charge of the party, but it is not the first time she has tried to become president. The French far-right leader le Pen is going t...


Le Pen attacks Macron

Pro-EU and pro-business, Macron's emergence as the frontrunner with 24 per cent of the vote is quite the political feat - given his lack of experience in mass p...


White House refuses lawmakers' request on Flynn

Whether Flynn properly disclosed payments from foreign governments on his security clearance application is the subject of a House oversight committee meeting T...


Ichiro leaves Seattle fans cheering with HR in last at bat

But none were as loud as when he hit his home run. The Marlins wound up winning the game, 5-0. He walked four for the second straight start. Ichiro Suzuki h...


North Korea detains third United States citizen

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , citing unnamed sources, reported that a Korean-American man was arrested Friday at Pyongyang's global airport while trying...