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Theresa May resignation: PM calls emergency meeting at Chequers for 3pm

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Saturday's march will see protesters process from Park Lane to Parliament Square, where a rally will be held. Organizers claimed more than 1 million people attended. Student Sorcha Kirker, 27, was due to be joined by about 30 other students from the University of the Highlands and Islands. Writer and film-maker Graham Hughes, 40, from Liverpool, said Brexit was "the most stupid thing that any country has ever done to itself in the history of the world". Read More »

Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman in the Bronx arrested

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It was not clear what preceded the attack. Warning: Video of the attack, seen below, may be hard to watch for some viewers. The footage drew outrage, directed not just at the attack but at the witnesses filming on their cell phones who stood by and shouted instead of intervening. Read More »

Russian caught trying to smuggle drugged orangutan in suitcase

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The two-year old male orangutan appeared to have been drugged, officials said, and was detected during an X-ray security screening. Conservation official Ketut Catur Marbawa said Zhestkov was "prepared, like he was transporting a baby". Two live geckos and five lizards were also found in the passenger's luggage. He claimed his friend, who has since left Indonesia, convinced him he could bring the orang utan home as a pet. Read More »

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

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Two hundred coaches from around Britain were booked to take people to London for the march. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is attending the protest during which is expected to address the public. Many of the "People's Vote" protesters echoed that sentiment. Organisers have arranged hundreds of coaches and even chartered a train to bring protesters from all corners of the country to the capital. Read More »

Hajin gunfight: 2 militants, local child slain; charred bodies recovered

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While one civilian was rescued Thursday evening, the other hostage - reportedly a minor - might have been killed during the operation, a police official said on condition of anonymity. In the Bandipore district, security personnel successfully eliminated a terrorist after fire was exchanged on Thursday in Mir Mohalla following a massive search operation launched by the Indian forces. Read More »

Facebook's pathetic excuse on the Christchurch terror video

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Within the first 24 hours of the attack, Facebook blocked 1.2 million uploads of the video, but said that its efforts were thwarted partly by "bad actors" who coordinated efforts to post the video. "We contacted Facebook at 2:29 p.m. Friday March 15 about the livestream", a spokeswoman for the New Zealand Police told ABC News. One experiment involves using audio-based technology to identify different formats of the same video. Read More »

USA backed Kurdish forces pronounce death of Islamic state in Syria

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Fighters from the SDF in the village of Baghouz as they push to rid the ISIS terrorists from all their territories . Brett McGurk, the former U.S. The SDF had earlier reportedly said they would declare the group defeated once a search for hidden mines and jihadist holdouts was complete. "The Coalition is not holding him nor do we know where he is", USA -led coalition spokesman Col. Read More »

Sporadic clashes break out in latest French 'yellow vest' protests

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However, the violence was limited compared with the rampage in Paris last Saturday, when more than 100 luxury shops, an exclusive restaurant, a bank and newspaper kiosks were wrecked, looted or set on fire. The weekly protests started in November over gas tax increases, but have evolved into anti-government demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron's policies. Read More »

Missouri River flooding causes water treatment issues in Kansas City

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Cost estimates indicate the flooding has caused more than $480 million in damage to homes, while businesses have suffered $300 million in damage. The dramatic flooding - which is already forecast to cost well over $1 billion in damages - is consistent with a big uptick in heavy rains over the last half-century: Between 1958 and 2012, the amount of rain in the heaviest rainfall events in the Midwest shot up by a whopping 37 percent , according to USA government scientists. Read More »

Harvard Faces Lawsuit from Enslaved Man's Descendant

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While enslaved in Columbia, South Carolina , Renty taught himself to read and later held secret Bible readings on the plantation, the suit says. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain responded Wednesday: "The University has not yet been served, and with that is in no position to comment on this lawsuit filing". Read More »

Rep. Pete King: 'Shameful' Dem Candidates Staying Away From AIPAC

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MoveOn chose to call on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott AIPAC's conference after more than 74 percent of its members expressed support for the move in an online survey. It also comes as freshman Democratic lawmakers are increasingly vocal and critical of the U.S. -Israel relationship. She said it follows years of changing conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a shifting tide to how progressives view AIPAC. Read More »

Macron says no-deal Brexit if British MPs reject May's plan again

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But her foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the junior coalition partner Social Democrats, said May's letter "only pushes the solution further down the road". 'History will judge you at this moment. "Our country deserves so much better than this". Earlier she met the Westminster leaders of the Opposition parties, including the DUP's Nigel Dodds. Read More »

Mozambique cyclone Idai death toll rises to 417

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The death toll from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique is likely to rise sharply, while hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are now dependent on food aid. The Environmental Ministry in Mozambique said the situation is getting better but still critical. Read More »

Cruise ship off Norway issues mayday; begins evacuation

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The cruise ship Viking Sky lays at anchor in heavy seas, after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions, near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway , Saturday March 23, 2019. MV Viking Sky is a Viking Ocean Cruises ship, which had its maiden voyage in 2017. The Norwegian government is considering building a giant ocean tunnel through a nearby mountain to improve safety. Read More »

Somalia attack kills five, including deputy minister - government

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Somali security forces were exchanging gunfire with at least five attackers and trying to rescue public servants trapped inside the Mogadishu building, which houses the ministries of labor and works, police Capt. Police confirmed the roadside bomb attack but said two civilians and one soldier had been killed by the blast while a local lawmaker from one of Somalia's federal states was injured. Read More »

Turkish President 'whipping up a frenzy' by showing mosque shooting video

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It called for countries with Muslim communities, minorities or migrants to refrain from "statements and practices that associate Islam with terror, extremism and threats" to society. On Friday, the tone was more conciliatory. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised New Zealand authorities and their "sincere solidarity messages". Read More »

Six dead, 30 injured in China chemical plant blast Tribune Online

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Leaked chloroethylene came in contact with a fire source causing the explosion, authorities said in a February report that revealed the Chinese chemical firm responsible for the accident had concealed information and misled investigators. The six deaths are being reported by the South China Morning Post that also says that 188 firefighters tackled the fire in which 31 people were brought out alive. Read More »

Trump reaffirms US considering 'all options' in Venezuela

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In a bid to force a change of leadership, the United States has imposed oil sanctions on Venezuela as well as sanctions on individuals associated with the government of Maduro, who charges that he is the target of a US coup plot. actions aimed at cutting off financing to Maduro in support of an opposition drive to force the leftist president from power. The U.S. sanctioned the state-run gold producer, Minerven, on Tuesday and described the precious metal trading as being essential to ... Read More »

Govt to not send representative to Pakistan National Day event

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According to official sources in New Delhi , Prime Minister Modi sent a letter to Khan, greeting people of Pakistan on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia. "It is time that people of Sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence". Read More »

Risky driver jailed for deadly Canadian bus crash

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Among the cases Cardinal cited in her decision was that of semi-truck driver Norman Mark Joseph Lavoie who pleaded guilty to killing three Carrot River, Saskatchewan teens and seriously injuring a traffic flagger in 2015. "Mr. Sidhu wasn't speeding but his speed was excessive". Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrives in court Friday morning for his final sentencing. The sentencing hearing heard that Sidhu was going between 86 and 96 km/h when he passed four signs warning him about the crossroads ... Read More »

Cyclone Trevor prompts mass evacuation in Australia

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It is the largest evacuation prior to a cyclone in the territory's history and largest type of any evacuation since Cyclone Tracey. The Territory Government has declared a state of emergency in its Gulf region as the system nears the coast. Read More »

Auschwitz Museum asks visitors not to balance on train tracks

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There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths", the museum shared. This is a very necessary post, our picture-taking habits are completely out of control. The pair hoped to visit Auschwitz together and she was smiling because she finally made that trip, she explained. Read More »

Muslim nations call for measures against Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

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She came up with the idea after seeing a Muslim woman on the news say she was now too afraid to go outside because she wears a hijab, one of the traditional coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. "I did feel a sense of pride to honour my Muslim friends, but I also felt very vulnerable and alone as I was the only person wearing one". "Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned ", Ardern said. Read More »

Talks Stall Between US, Russia on Venezuela Crisis

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Russia's Interfax news agency cited Ryabkov on Sunday as saying that the main day of talks with Abrams would be on Tuesday and that the two sides would discuss how they might encourage negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition. Read More »

International Business: US trade negotiators to visit China on March 28-29

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Despite his comments on the tariffs, Trump said "the deal is coming along nicely", adding that top U.S. negotiators leave for China this weekend for talks on an agreement. Trump said his top negotiators, USA trade representative Robert Lighthizer and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, would leave for Beijing this weekend, confirming plans for talks next week disclosed on Tuesday by an administration official. Read More »

Washington's Big Question: Where's the Mueller Report?

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Trump fired Comey while he was leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. There's no evidence the two are close friends. That could be as simple as a bullet point list or as fulsome as a report running hundreds of pages. "I'm also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to "clear" the president". Read More »