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Rory Best delighted to have another chance with British & Irish Lions

A guy like Finn Russell has been playing really well and can't even make the team because they've got Sexton, Farrell and Biggar there. "But that is not going to be easy to do". "We decided on a number of positions (on Tuesday)". The Lions have six games together before the First Test at Auckland's Eden Park, on June 24.


Assad: Chemical Weapons Reached Syria Via Turkey

Assad: Chemical Weapons Reached Syria Via Turkey

Tillerson "reiterated his support for the OPCW's existing investigative mechanism", the statement said, without elaborating. On April 20, Western countries blocked the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from accepting Russian Federation and Iran's proposal to investigate the circumstances of the alleged chemical attack in Khan-Sheikhun.


North Korea detains USA citizen, threatens to sink aircraft carrier

North Korea detains USA citizen, threatens to sink aircraft carrier

Two Japanese navy ships, the Samidare and Ashigara, were en route on Sunday to join the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group for exercises off the Korean peninsula. In fact, Seoul, South Korea's capital and the home to half of the population of the world's 11th largest economy, lies within artillery range of North Korean forces.



Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say the country's army chief and the defence minister have resigned following the weekend Taliban attack at a northern army base that killed more than 100 military and other personnel. John Nicholson, said the attack "shows the barbaric nature of the Taliban". President Donald Trump's administration is reviewing America's strategy for its longest war and weighing what impact the proposed deployment of several thousand additional troops into Afghanistan could have on the ...



'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

From two continents, Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the US was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

He said the militants were armed with assault rifles and rockets. Three policemen and three of the assailants were killed in the attack, he said. Al-Dulaimi said he blamed the Islamic State group. An estimated 400,000 civilians are believed to still be there, unwilling or unable to leave because any escape would be too unsafe or because the extremists are using them as human shields.