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More Than 1,500 Smuggled Turtles And Tortoises Found At Philippine Airport

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Some of the turtles had also been found wrapped in duct tape, packed within plastic bins. The items were left behind by a Filipino passenger coming from Hong Kong, the Philippine Bureau of Customs said in a statement . Among those were 250 geckos and 254 corals smuggled in air shipments and luggage, BOC NAIA said. "Violators may face imprisonment of one year and one day to two years and a fine of 20,000 pesos.to 200,000 pesos", a spokesperson said. Read More »

House investigators urge 'immediate' compliance from White House on security clearance documents

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In 2017, Wasserman Schultz offered amendments in the House Appropriations Committee that would have revoked Kushner's security clearance under the same criteria as her latest attempt: revoking the clearance of a White House staff member criminal investigation for aiding a foreign government or deliberately omitting meetings with foreign governments from their security clearance forms. Read More »

New Orleans crash driver spoke of 'drinking problem'

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The New Orleans Police Department said it has a suspect involved with the crash in custody. Two victims were pronounced dead on the scene, five victims were transported to the hospital, and one person refused treatment. 2, 2019. Ferguson added that the suspect, who drove a black sports auto, said nothing at the scene. Initial reports show two victims were struck by a vehicle at the location. Read More »

Video Shows Avalanche Covering Colorado Highway With Snow

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His windshield was covered with snow, with visibility temporarily reduced to zero until the barrage of whiteness settled. An avalanche rolled down Tenmile Canyon along Interstate 70 on Sunday. The avalanche did close part of I-70. "It was a natural avalanche". "No injuries", Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Schaefer told The Denver Post. Read More »

Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

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Magonga was also a pilot for Kenya´s deputy president, William Ruto , who owned the crashed helicopter. The helicopter "lost contact and crashed" shortly after taking off from Lake Turkana's Central Island National Park along with a second chopper about 8 p.m. Read More »

Bitter cold Monday morning

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Sub-zero temperatures and west to northwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour have combined to give risky wind chills of -15 to -25-degrees across the Chicago area this Monday morning. Wind chills will be -10 to -25 degrees with winds coming from the northwest at 10-15 miles per hour. Cold weather is expected to last through Wednesday before a gradual warming trend could allow highs to make it into the 40s by Friday and Saturday . Read More »

The UK may have 'no option' but to delay Brexit — Liam Fox

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A carnival float depicts British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Brexit prior to the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Monday, March 4, 2019. Lawmakers rejected May's deal last month, largely because of concern that provisions created to guarantee that there are no physical border checks along the Irish border could keep Britain linked to the European Union indefinitely. Read More »

Self-Care Is a Self-Celebration for Trump at CPAC

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But even if the Mueller report is not fatal for the Trump presidency, its findings will likely offer Democrats ammunition and new avenues of investigation . " Robert Mueller never received a vote and neither did the person who appointed him", Trump continued, as he attempted to portray Mueller's team as a group of the "angriest Democrats". Read More »

Shamima Begum BLOCKED from Netherlands after husband demands family granted citizenship

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Riedijk has not been deprived of his Dutch nationality but he faces at least six years in prison for belonging to a terrorist organisation if he returns home - which he might find hard to do. "She was very young and maybe it would have been better to have waited", Mr Riedijk admitted. Renu, the eldest sister of Shamima Begum, holds her sister's photo during a media interview at New Scotland Yard in London, on February 22, 2015. Read More »

Algeria's Bouteflika declares re-election bid despite mass protests

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After the decade-long Islamist insurgency that Bouteflika crushed early in his rule, Algerians generally tolerated a political system leaving little room for dissent as a price to pay for relative peace and stability. Sunday was the deadline for candidates to the April 18 presidential election to file their documents. Signalling tensions at the top and the regime's determination to maintain power, Bouteflika suddenly sacked his campaign manager Abdelmalek Sellal on Saturday. Read More »

Late-winter storm to bring 4-6 inches of snow, NWS says

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through 10 a.m. Monday for most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and CT and warned that the Monday morning commute could be hazardous as a result of the storm. Heavy wet snow is likely, except far south where rain may still be mixing in. In New York, up to three-inches of snow mixed with sleet fell overnight. Read More »

British PM May promises £1.6 billion for Brexit-backing towns

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The former prime minister confirmed he is in touch with the Independent Group, although he said he did not speak to those MPs about leaving Labour and the Conservatives to establish it. Theresa May was given a Brexit boost as key Tories signalled swinging behind her stance in exchange for movement on the Northern Irish backstop. The Brexit-backing European Research Group has set out three tests it wants Theresa May to pass to secure its support for her deal with the EU. Read More »

Old lady swept out to sea while posing for photo

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Judith Streng was touring Iceland's Jökulsárlón Lagoon with her son Rob, when they noticed a large chunk of ice sitting on the beach that resembled an ice throne. A Texas grandmother's photoshoot on a beached iceberg took a turn for the worse when she was swept out to sea by a big wave and had to be rescued. But I don't weigh very much. Read More »

Massive gator found stuck in Sumter County ditch

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The largest the largest alligator found Georgia was 14 feet 1 inch in 2015, according to Hanson. A photo showing the gator with Howze in the background prompted an investigation from local media to prove it wasn't a "hoax". "It's an unfortunate situation, but the best thing for the animal was to put it down". The largest alligator ever found reportedly measured in at 19.2ft and was discovered in Louisiana - although this has not been confirmed according to the Journal of Herpetology. Read More »

No charges for Sacramento cops who killed unarmed Stephon Clark

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But investigators determined Clark was actually carrying a cell phone. His family and their supporters expressed anger and disappointment, and accused Schubert of unnecessarily revealing grim details of Clark's personal life. Later, Clark's grandmother, Sequita Thompson, was taken by ambulance to a hospital after falling ill. Newsom called it a hard truth that "our criminal justice system treats young black and Latino men and women differently than their white counterparts". Read More »

At least 14 dead after tornadoes touch down in Alabama and Georgia

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham tweeted their thoughts and prayers for those impacted by the tornadoes, adding, "Please stay out of damaged areas so first responders can do their job". Those injuries were described as minor. Henry Wilson of the Peach County Emergency Management Agency near Macon in central Georgia said a barn had been destroyed and trees and power poles had been snapped, leaving many in the area without power. Read More »

Sanders says his campaign built to beat Trump

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As the number of Democrats running for U.S. president grows, the 2020 hopefuls fanned out across several early-voting states over the weekend and met with voters in some of the states that will have an early say in determining the nominee. "We've gotta keep our focus on how we're going to win in 2020". US Senator Bernie Sanders returned to the place of his birth Saturday to deliver the first rally speech of his presidential campaign, vowing to defeat "the most risky president in modern ... Read More »

Jailed Brazil ex-leader Lula released for grandson's funeral

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Lula, who is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption and money laundering, was released at 7am local time from a prison in the Paraná state capital, Curitiba. The investigation targeted leaders across Latin America, and led to the unraveling of a large-scale corruption scheme in Brazil. The ex-leader says his conviction was politically motivated. Read More »

Rare sunfish seen off New Zealand found on California beach

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The hoodwinker, Mola tecta , is only found in the Southern Hemisphere. Though it is unclear how the Mola tecta ended up so far from its known range in the Southern Hemisphere, having definitive identification is a crucial first step. Identifying the hoodwinker sunfish didn't happen overnight though. "We know it has the temperate distribution around here and off the coast of Chile, but then how did it cross the equator and turn up by you guys? ". Read More »

Man trapped in auto for five days survives on taco sauce

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They also used a few taco sauce packets as food. Mr Taylor and his dog, Ally, were found by a snowmobile rider on Friday afternoon, according to a Facebook post by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office . He attempted to hike out but the snow was too deep, so he and Ally returned to his vehicle. Police responded by bringing in an Oregon Water Resource SnowCat to dig Taylor and his vehicle out of the snow. Read More »

Kildare weather forecast for Monday from Met Eireann

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The warning comes into effect from 2pm on Sunday and will remain in place until 8am on Monday morning. Much of the snow will be above 200m with just a local dusting of snow at lower levels, according to the national meteorological office. Read More »

No ceasefire violation by Pak along LoC since Saturday night

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The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons. The woman's husband Mohd Yunis was also injured. "However there was no firing and shelling from across the border on Wednesday", officials said. On Thursday, authorities ordered closure of schools within a five kilometre from the International Border with Pakistan and the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

MISSING: Young Girls Missing In Wooded Area Of Humboldt County

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At least 10 search teams are involved in the search for Leia and Caroline Carrico. "Leia Dorice Carrico is 4'2" tall, weighs 85 pounds, haz hazel eyes and blond hair and a large freckle on her left cheek. Shoe prints and granola bars were found in the search area on Saturday, according to Humboldt County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Fridley. "Please do not self-deploy to the search site", she said. Read More »

Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talks

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White House national security adviser John Bolton said North Korea should provide a "full explanation" of what exactly transpired in the case of American student Otto Warmbier , who died after being released from North Korean captivity. "Those prisons are rough, they're rough places and bad things happened", Trump said. "Now we must speak out". "Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto". Read More »

Portman: Chinese government-funded educational programs are spreading propaganda at UK, Miami

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Among the report's findings was that almost 70 percent of postsecondary US schools that received $250,000 in "foreign gifts" for running a Confucius Institute failed to properly report it to the Education Department. Another US university administrator told the subcommittee that while their Confucius Institute hosted a wide range of events, they still had to "get permission" from Hanban for all events. Read More »

U.S. House panel launches probe into possible obstruction by Trump

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on ABC News's "This Week" that the targets include the president's son Donald Trump Jr.; Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization; and the Justice Department. The White House, the Justice Department and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Nadler's remarks. "All of a sudden they are trying to take you out with bullshit", he said. Read More »

Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

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Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI Vice President, Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department, said that to ensure the highest standard of operational safety, THAI received permission from the authority to operate its flights through the airspace of the People's Republic of China. Read More »