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Benteke earns Crystal Palace 2-1 win on return to Liverpool


Philippe Coutinho's free-kick put Liverpool in front midway through the first half, but Benteke levelled just before the break and then headed in what proved to be the victor in the 74th minute. Jurgen Klopp's side are now third in the table, two and three points ahead of Manchester City and Manchester United respectively, but crucially have played two games more . Read More »

U.N. Security Council must ready new sanctions on North Korea

It so far has carried out five nuclear tests. President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria won plaudits from commentators on the left and right, with some of the enthusiasm spilling over into the debate about a "military solution" when it comes to North Korea. Read More »

Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election

This sentiment was echoed by Ryan Shorthouse, the director of liberal conservative thinktank Bright Blue, who said that if May wanted a big majority then "the Conservatives need to gain seats which are now Labour and have a disproportionate number of voters on modest incomes or from black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as containing a revived Liberal Democrats in the south of England". Read More »

USA defies both letter, spirit of nuclear deal: Javad Zarif


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless. Trump's administration has launched a 90-day review of the agreement with Iran to determine whether the United States will continue to abide by it. He said in July 2015 that "Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons". Read More »

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke U.S. law

Flynn received $33,750 from RT, which has been described by US intelligence officials as a propaganda front for Russia's government. "As a former military officer, you simply can not take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else - and it appears as if he did take that money", said House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican. Read More »

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said the Senate was sticking to that strategy. A combination of growth and reductions in government spending is needed, Brusuelas said - or "a complete change in tax regime", such as proposals that have been made by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman U.S. Read More »

U.S. general in Afghanistan suggests Russian Federation arming the Taliban


Mattis was in the country to meet President Ashraf Ghani and senior leaders as Donald Trump aims to craft a new Afghanistan strategy. The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight police officers and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday. Read More »

10 people martyred, 8 injured in Kurram landmine blast


The military's media wing, ISPR, said an Mi-17 helicopter was sent to Parachinar to fly the seriously wounded to Peshawar for treatment. The deceased persons also include two children and a woman. In January, a bomb planted in a busy vegetable market killed 21 Shias in the same town. They have dug trenches around Parachinar, as well as establishing bunkers at strategic locations. Read More »

Spain police arrest eight suspected of militant activity


The attacks were led by an Islamic State cell that was also responsible for the carnage in Paris in November 2015. Regional police spokesman Josep Lluis Trapero told TV3 regional television that four of the detained were clearly members the Islamic State group. Read More »

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

The former Georgia governor has broad support from agricultural interests, and enjoyed a friendly confirmation hearing before the senate agriculture committee. "His most immediate priority will be working with Congress to formulate a new farm bill". But just like America's farmers and ranchers, I know Secretary Perdue isn't afraid of a hard day's work. Read More »

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science


His comments come as thousands of people around the world participate in science rallies. The protest was initiated by United States scientists acting against the president's proposed cuts to research budgets, as well as his team's scepticism about climate change and the need to slow global warming. Read More »

Silent marches across Venezuela following deadly protests

Falling oil prices have slashed its revenues, leading to critical shortages of food, medicine and basic goods. A 17-year-old boy and 23-year-old woman were among those who died following huge public demonstrations against Mr Maduro's government, which has been described as a dictatorship by opponents. Read More »

'He suffered a lot of trauma': EPS say toddler subjected to violence


Duane Hunter said late Friday at police headquarters. "He was living a awful life full of violence and one that is incredibly sad that you don't even want to speak about". "The media involvement and the social participation has been incredible and instrumental in allowing us to solve the case and lay the appropriate charges ..." Hunter said Crier and Mack were arrested on a city bus not long after. Read More »

United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election

The latest opinion polls from ICM, YouGov and ComRes gave the Conservatives a 21-point lead over Labour, suggesting May could secure a majority of around 100 seats in the House of Commons. Watch this space. We are putting a message out there - this country does not have to be so divided, (there) does not have to be such appalling levels of poverty and unachieved ambition because of people growing up in poverty. Read More »

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must


Tom Cole, a key GOP strategist and member of the House Budget Committee and House Appropriations' Defense Subcommittee, said that with Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency, anything short of a bipartisan budget deal "is an indictment of Republican governance". Read More »

More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base


Former President Hamid Karzai tweeted: "I condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on our military base in Mazar-e-Sharif that killed and wounded many of our fearless soldiers". The Afghan defense ministry said its forces were engaged in heavy fighting against militants in northern Afghanistan and had reeled off a string of recent victories. Read More »

Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in U.S. diesel emission scandal


Department of Justice and U.S. Customs. US prosecutors said in January that five of the seven are believed to be in Germany. "This is a very serious and troubling case involving an iconic automobile company", Judge Cox said during the hearing, describing the plea deal as providing "just punishment" to the corporation. Read More »

LeBron James here to remind everyone the East is still his

James delivered 28 second-half points as he took over the contest in the fourth quarter in front of a crowd of 18,100 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena. The teams traded leads on each of the next four baskets, but after George's 3 with 5:15 to go gave IN a 104-103 lead, James scored on a layup that started a 12-5 run to seal it. Read More »

New Zealand tops Canada in dying seconds at Kitakyushu 7s Cup final


The Kiwis had gone unbeaten in pool play, opening with a five-try 31-0 win over hosts Japan, but were pushed hard by France before winning their second pool match 19-14. The last-minute victory meant Australia (66) retained second place in the series standings after four of six rounds, but slipped 10 points behind leaders New Zealand after the Black Ferns won the final. Read More »

Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election


Politico reports that Macron made the first overtures to Obama. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former USA president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election. Read More »

Kenya's Mary Keitany breaks world record in women's London Marathon win


But Bekele dragged himself back from outside the top 10 to come within a whisker of triumph, in the end finishing just eight seconds behind the victor with Bedan Karoki third on his debut. "I am already just over my personal fundraising target of £2,000 but would love to raise as much as possible for this fantastic charity to help them in the essential care that they provide for families throughout the region". Read More »

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

Israeli police, who have since handed over the investigation to the Shin Bet domestic security service, have deemed the incident a nationally-motivated attack. Israel says the violence is fueled by Palestinian incitement. The Palestinian, identified as an 18-year-old from the Nablus area of the West Bank, was apprehended by police. Read More »

Kimi Raikonnen pinpoints where Ferrari dropped the ball


The Mercedes driver is tied on points with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after his victory in the Chinese Grand Prix . Starting from pole position, Hamilton led from beginning to end to capture the race in 1 hour, 37 minutes, 36.158 seconds and pull even with Vettel atop the driver's standings with 43 points. Read More »

USS Carl Vinson to arrive in Sea of Japan by April end

The White House later said the switch was intended as a deterrent to North Korea amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons. While it was thought the group had been heading toward Korean waters, it had actually been completing a training drill with the Australian navy near Indonesia. Read More »

Venezuela's capital braces for more anti-government protests

Tensions soared Wednesday as anti-Maduro demonstrators dodged tear gas canisters lobbed by police, and Maduro loyalists marched in a counter-protest. "If we were millions today, tomorrow we'll be more". Further fueling the protests: The government banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from all political activity for 15 years on April 7. Activists say more than 400 people were arrested during protests on Wednesday. Read More »