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Trump looks to toughen sanctions against Iran

Trump looks to toughen sanctions against Iran

Both Iran and Hezbollah are now fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned in November that Tehran would retaliate if the United States breached the nuclear agreement.



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

Guterres said countries "on the frontline" of the crisis - China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Russia - must spare no effort to prevent a military buildup from Pyongyang. An official Chinese newspaper said there was optimism about persuading the North to end its pursuit of a nuclear programme without the use of force, "now that even the once tough-talking Donald Trump is onboard for a peaceful solution".


20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

The minibus collided with a truck on a road between the towns of Bronkhorstspruit and Verena, about 70 kilometres (45 miles) from Pretoria. "It is confirmed 20 children have been killed", Russel Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 emergency medical service, told AFP.



Theresa May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, May won the support of 522 lawmakers in the 650-seat parliament for an election on June 8, an easy victory for the prime minister who could see her majority increase by at least 100 seats in the poll.


Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

Thirty-one states now administer the death penalty, and lethal injection is the primary means of execution in all of them. The Arkansas Department of Corrections said the lethal injections were started at 11:44 p.m., and Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m.


Cardell Hayes sentenced in death of former Saints standout Will Smith

Cardell Hayes sentenced in death of former Saints standout Will Smith

Will loved this city and we must do better together to enact serious change so that Will's unnecessary murder is not in vain. Earlier Thursday, the court finally heard from Hayes. Hayes denied standing over Will Smith and screaming at him. He said he was asking him to breathe. "The district attorney and the Smith family are disappointed with the sentence", prosecutor Christopher Bowman said after the sentencing.