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Russia 'Will Not Delay' In Response To US Sanctions: Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Moscow will not delay its response to new US sanctions, according to Russian state news agency RIA.

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NASA To Launch Satellite Looking For 20,000 New Exoplanets

NASA is set to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Monday, starting a new chapter in the search for planets that could potentially support extraterrestrial life.

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Iran And Saudi Arabia 'Unlikely' To Pivot Back To Diplomacy

In December 1991, Iran's then-President Hashemi Rafsanjani and Saudi Arabia's then-Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met on the sidelines of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Dakar, Senegal.

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OPCW Inspectors 'Not Yet' Allowed In Syria's Douma: UK Delegation

Chemical weapons inspectors have not yet been allowed access to Syria's Douma, UK officials said as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the "alleged use of chemical weapons" in Syria.

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Kenya Electoral Board Commissioners Resign Over Leadership Fight

Half of Kenya's electoral board has resigned "with immediate effect", as the commissioners cited lack of faith in the organisation's leadership.

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Montenegro's Djukanovic Wins Presidency, Avoids Runoff

Montenegro's pro-Western ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic has won an outright victory in the country's presidential vote, avoiding a runoff, according to official results released Monday.

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to collect the award.

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The Relentless Winter Continues In North America

We expect tornadoes in a US spring and we have seen a few, most recently in Florida and North Carolina and occasionally along an active cold front in the eastern states.

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Turkey Anti-Emergency Protests Draw Government Criticism

Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across the country to protest against the state of emergency, a move criticised by the government.

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Theresa May Defends Syria Strikes In Parliament

Britain's prime minister has defended the UK's decision to launch coordinated strikes with American and French forces, in an attempt to "further prevent the use of chemical weapons" in Syria.

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