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    Duchess Meghan to take three months maternity leave

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will only take three months of maternity leave after she gives birth to her first child. The 37-year-old former actress is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry any day now, and although she has the opportunity to take a full year away from royal duties in order to care for her tot, sources say she's planning just three months off before she heads back to work. Meghan - who was known as Meghan Markle before joining the royal family in May last year - finished her official royal duties six weeks ago but continues to work behind the scenes with various charities, and reportedly wants to return to public life in time for Queen Elizabeth's official birthday in June. A source told The Sun newspaper: "Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible.

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    Iran's FM Javad Zarif: I don't think Donald Trump wants war

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe US President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he has told Reuters news agency that Trump could be lured into a conflict. "I don't think he wants war," Zarif said in an interview at the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York on Wednesday. "But that doesn't exclude him being basically lured into one." The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Zarif's remarks. Zarif said a so-called "B-team", including Trump's NSA John Bolton, an ardent Iran hawk, and conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could goad Trump into conflict with Tehran. "Those who have designed the policies that

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    CCTV shows bomber calmly entering Sri Lanka church

    Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a suicide bomber calmly patting a child on the head and shoulder moments before he walked into a packed Sri Lankan church, unleashing carnage. The images capture the final seconds of serenity before the calm was shattered with a series of coordinated attacks that would between them claim more than 350 lives at six sites across Sri Lanka. Security camera footage from outside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo shows a bearded man in a light blue shirt, navy trousers and sandals appear on a pathway and cross a courtyard outside the church. As he approaches his target, he passes a young girl and briefly pats her head and shoulder, with the young girl glancing

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    Pull 'inhuman' women app, Saudi sisters tell tech giants

    Two runaway Saudi sisters have urged Apple and Google to pull an "inhuman" app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives' travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families. Maha and Wafa al-Subaie, who are seeking asylum in Georgia after fleeing their family, said Absher - a government e-services app - was bad for women as it supported Saudi Arabia's strict male guardian system. "It gives men control over women," said Wafa, 25. "They have to remove it," she added, referring to Google and Apple. Absher, which is available in the Saudi version of Google and Apple online stores, allows men to update or withdraw permissions for female relatives to travel abroad and to get SMS updates

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    Priyanka Chopra: Confidence is most important

    Priyanka Chopra says confidence is far more important than looks but slated the unreal "standard of beauty" in this world. The 'Quantico' star - who is married to singer Nick Jonas - has come to realise that "looks aren't everything" and instead it is more important to be confident and the "ability to do your job to the best of your capabilities". She said: "In the world we live in, the standard of beauty is not really real. And that's something that we have done to ourselves. I think I realised what all it takes to actually look the way we do on magazine covers and the work we do. That's when I realised looks aren't everything, it's the confidence with which you walk into a room, it's the ability

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    US gives exemptions to sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated the United States's foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the IRGC and its affiliates will not be subject to a ban on US travel under waivers outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in two notices published in the Federal Register. That weakens the effect of the measures and will frustrate members of Congress backing tough measures against Iran who are already concerned that the Trump administration won't fully enforce sanctions

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    US airstrikes target 32 oil tankers near Syria's Deir al-Zor

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