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Oil hits highest since November as U.S. tightens Iran sanctions

Oil hits highest since November as U.S. tightens Iran sanctionsOil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced the end of all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian crude, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Brent crude futures rose as high as $ 74.70, a level not seen since Nov. 1, before paring their increase as the market gained confidence that global supply would remain robust. Despite Washington’s announcement, spare capacity from other suppliers such as Saudi Arabia and possible continued imports of Iranian crude by China could balance the market.



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IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitor

IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitorIslamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four senior Syrian army officers were among the troops and allied militiamen killed in the desert east of Homs province over the past 48 hours. The Amaq propaganda arm of IS, which lost the last vestige of its “caliphate” to Kurdish-led forces last month but retains desert and mountain hideouts in both Syria and Iraq, said its fighters carried out the operation.



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LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airport

LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airportTravelers who were at the airport April 3 could be at risk for developing measles, which can be present up to 21 days after exposure.



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Trump news – live: President attacks another dead Republican icon as Biden hits back over bizarre video tweet

Trump news – live: President attacks another dead Republican icon as Biden hits back over bizarre video tweetDonald Trump has attacked the late former first lady Barbara Bush in a newspaper interview a day after posting a satirical alt-right meme of ex-vice-president Joe Biden on Twitter.“I see that you are on the job and presidential, as always,” Mr Biden responded witheringly to the tweet, which sits pinned to the top of the president’s Twitter profile. The video in question sends up Mr Biden’s apology after he was accused of inappropriate conduct towards female campaign staff and was circulated by Donald Trump Jr earlier on Thursday.Mr Trump is due in Calexico, California, on Friday to inspect construction work on his US-Mexico wall after rowing back on his threat to close the border, the trip providing a timely change of focus for the president after thousands of protesters campaigned outside the White House and in New York’s Times Square to demand the release of the Mueller report in full.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 millionBritish lawmakers debated halting Brexit on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to revoke the process that set Britain on course to leave the European Union. Britons voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent in 2016, and the following year British Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of the intent to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019 under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The online petition to revoke Article 50 took off after a speech when May said that she was on the side of the British public over Brexit.



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Ilhan Omar hits back at Benjamin Netanyahu for attack during AIPAC speech: 'This from a man facing bribery indictments'

Ilhan Omar hits back at Benjamin Netanyahu for attack during AIPAC speech: 'This from a man facing bribery indictments'Ilhan Omar has hit back at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he rebuked her comments about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. The freshman Democrat responded to a line from the prime minister’s speech at an event held by the lobbying group in which he appeared to rebuke her statement that stirred controversy and forced an anti-Semitism resolution in the US House of Representatives. “This from a man facing indictments for bribery and other crimes in three separate public corruption affairs,” the congresswoman wrote in a tweet, referring to Netanyahu.



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Ilhan Omar hits back at Benjamin Netanyahu for attack during AIPAC speech: 'This from a man facing bribery indictments'

Ilhan Omar hits back at Benjamin Netanyahu for attack during AIPAC speech: 'This from a man facing bribery indictments'Ilhan Omar has hit back at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he rebuked her comments about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. The freshman Democrat responded to a line from the prime minister’s speech at an event held by the lobbying group in which he appeared to rebuke her statement that stirred controversy and forced an anti-Semitism resolution in the US House of Representatives. “This from a man facing indictments for bribery and other crimes in three separate public corruption affairs,” the congresswoman wrote in a tweet, referring to Netanyahu.



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New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including CaracasA new blackout swept across Venezuela on Monday, including much of Caracas, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralyzed the country. The power cut in the capital occurred around 1:20 pm (1720 GMT) and knocked out electricity in the city center. After nightfall, many apartment buildings in the Caracas metro area — home to around six million people — were aglow again and traffic lights were back on, but people reported they were still in the dark in many other states.



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Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160

Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Monday to beef up security as he visited a village where more some 160 people were killed by suspected militiamen from a rival ethnic group. “We need security here — this is your mission,” Keita said, giving a public order to military chief General Aboulaye Coulibaly, who was abruptly appointed on Sunday after the massacre. The deadly raid took place on Saturday in the village of Ogassogou, home to the Fulani herding community, near the town of Mopti in central Mali.



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The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fireJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):



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