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Woman who shoved friend off Washington bridge gets jail, work crew

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I'm really sorry it turned out that way. Smith pushed her ex-pal off the bridge at Moulton Falls, which is northeast of Portland just over the Washington state border. She was later offered a plea deal, announced on February 11 by her attorney, reported the Columbian . During the sentencing yesterday, Holgerson explained that she is still undergoing physical therapy for her injuries, and has suffered from long-term pain and panic attacks as a result of the incident. Read More »

Arizona SWAT Team Raids Home to Take Toddler with Fever

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The doctor told her to take him to the emergency room, fearing that because the boy was unvaccinated, perhaps he had meningitis-a life-threatening disease. Police admitted there was no "criminal incident", according to the Republic. "A fever! It's absolutely ridiculous", said Nicholas Boca, the family's attorney. Read More »

British MPs fail to reach majority on 8 Brexit options

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May is so unpopular and has lost so much authority within her party that her offer to step down, if her plan is approved, was greeted with relief by Tory lawmakers. The news was enough to secure support from some pro-Brexit Conservatives, who think May has been a weak negotiator opposite the EU. According to Wednesday's vote, they were wrong. Read More »

Saudi Arabia provisionally releases 3 detainees accused of undermining national security

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Yousef and Nafjan are among 11 women on trial in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, on charges that include communicating with foreign journalists and overseas human rights groups. Some of the women wept and consoled each other, while they and their family members gathered before a three-judge panel as they accused interrogators of subjecting them to electric shocks, as well as flogging and groping them in detention, two people with access to the trial told the AFP . Read More »

Our focus on Brexit has not changed, says Coveney

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The DUP leade added: "The most important issue for me, for the Democratic Unionist Party , for our 10 MPs, is the preservation of the union". While a group of hardline Brexiteer MPs from Jacob Rees-Mogg's European Research Group caucus had previously held steady on their refusal to back May's plan, the BBC reported that 25 Tories " now changed their minds ", possibly enticed by May's vow to step down. Read More »

Top US court backs Sudan in USS Cole bombing

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The victims are trying to hold the government of Sudan responsible for providing support to the al Qaeda bombers who killed 17 sailors and injured 42 more in 2000, but the justices ruled that the plaintiffs failed to give the Sudanese government proper notice of their lawsuit because they mailed their complaint to the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., instead of sending it to the Sudanese government in Sudan. Read More »

Trump Administration Approves Secret Nuclear Power Work For Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is fearful that its arch-foe Iran will gain a nuclear weapon and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that such a step would force the kingdom to follow suit and also develop nuclear weapons. There is concern, however, that the Kingdom will not use nuclear technology for strictly civil purposes, which could ignite an arms race in the Middle East. Read More »

Vatican editor denies interfering in women's mag

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Women World Church is a monthly glossy magazine published alongside the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper. In the editorial, magazine founder Lucetta Scaraffia wrote: "We are throwing in the towel because we feel surrounded by a climate of distrust and progressive de-legitimisation". Read More »

Prince William to visit Christchurch to honour terrorist attack victims

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The palace added that he will meet with survivors and others affected by the attacks. During his trip, he will also pay tribute to the "extraordinary compassion and solidarity" of the people of New Zealand following the horrific attack. The attack is New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship. Read More »

It was getting out of hand: Pope explains ring kissing mystery

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Pope Francis has addressed the mystery of why he withdrew his hand from ring-kissing worshippers, explaining it was a "simple question of hygiene". Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said the Pope was concerned about hygiene when, after greeting dozens of well-wishers in a lengthy receiving line Monday in Loreto, he began pulling his hand away to discourage people from kissing his ring. Read More »

Trump's First Presidential Veto Successful

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After Congress signed an appropriations bill earlier this year that only approved $1.4 billion for border security , Trump declared a national emergency to appropriate additional funds to construct his wall along the U.S. "Establishing the intent of Congress will help us in the court of law and in the court of public opinion", Pelosi said last week at a news conference in NY. Read More »

Truck rams crowd killing at least 32 in Guatemala

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Reports claimed there were women and children among the victims. The first accident happened at 8:48 p.m., and the second, involving the trailer truck, occurred at 9:25, according to The New York Times . The incident happened at kilometre 158 of the Pan-American route, about 90 kilometres east of Guatemala City . The crash was on the notoriously unsafe Interamerican highway, at kilometre 159, Guatemalan media said. Read More »

HUD charges Facebook targeted ads enabled housing bias

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The charges say the tech giant is violating the Fair Housing Act by letting house sellers and landlords use its platform to discriminate. The claim Thursday from HUD comes less than a week after Facebook said it would overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement with a group that includes the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Fair Housing Alliance and others. Read More »

'Miracle from Allah': Bangladesh mother has twins one month after first birth

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The doctor said Sultana "had no idea she had two other babies". "Doctors performed an ultrasound and realised Sultana was pregnant with twins", Sheila Poddar, a doctor at Ad-Din Hospital said. There are varying estimates as to how common the condition is. In 2006, a woman in the United Kingdom gave birth to triplets - one baby in one womb and twins in her other womb . Read More »

Hagia Sophia could be turned back into a mosque, Turkish president says

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Do they pay anything? The former church and mosque, now a museum , often sparks tensions between Christians and Muslims over Islamic activities held there including the reading of verses from the Koran or collective prayers. Nearly immediately after the conquest of Constantinople by the Muslim Ottomans in 1453, it was converted into a mosque before becoming a secular museum in a key reform of the new post-Ottoman Turkish authorities under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the 1930s. Read More »

Trump administration's Special Olympics cuts never had a chance

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Others calling on DeVos to rethink the decision include former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and Julie Foudy, former captain of the USA women's soccer team. The proposal separately calls for $13.2 billion in federal grants awarded to states for special education, the same amount that was given this year. Read More »

Brunei to start punishing adultery and gay sex with death by stoning

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However, a spokesman for the Brunei religious affairs ministry on Wednesday said only that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was expected to make an announcement on April 3 regarding the implementation of the new Sharia laws. The move has sparked a backlash amongst human rights campaigners. Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (L) is accompanied by his son Prince Abdul Mateen as he arrives for a Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) at the European Council in Brussels, Oct. Read More »

Office workers trapped in major new Dhaka inferno

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Witness Sajib Hasan said people were seen shouting for help from windows on the upper floors of the building. Several people trapped inside the building posted pictures to social media showing people covering their faces to escape the smoke-filled interior. Read More »

Clock stops on seasonal time changes | Ireland

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Are you ready to leave Daylight Saving Time in the past? Last year, following requests from the public, the EU Parliament and some member states, the EU Commission made a decision to examine the issue of eliminating the practice of daylight saving time changes. Read More »

1st cholera cases confirmed in Mozambique's cyclone-hit city

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Health workers were opening clinics across Beira, the center of relief operations for the region. Doing this increases the chances of diarrhea , the medical charity Doctors Without Borders said. In a Facebook chat with one of his followers on Monday, Mr Masiyiwa said he would give her a monthly allowance for the rest of her life and build a house for her anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe. Read More »

Pauline Hanson breaks silence and delivers bombshell press conference

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The same Al Jazeera investigation earlier this week revealed senior members of her party travelled to the United States late past year to solicit millions in donations from gun lobby group the National Rifle Association. "There are comments that have been aired in relation to Port Arthur, that are obviously heavily edited and do not reflect how I feel about those tragedies that occurred in 1996". Read More »

CRACKDOWN ON HATE: Facebook bans white nationalism and white separatism

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Facebook also conducted its own review of hate figures and organizations, as defined by its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy , which revealed more overlap between white supremacy and white nationalism and separatism. It comes after various criticisms that the social media giant was taking too long to remove shared footage of the horrific Christchurch terror attack. Read More »

Democrats insisting on release of full report

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The longer it takes to release the full findings from Mueller, the more Democrats , in particular, warn they will question the legitimacy of Barr's actions. Even if Trump isn't guilty of conspiracy or collusion, Barr concluded this would be holding the bar too low, and noted the president's attacks on investigators, his attorney general, and the Justice Department, where Conway once served. Read More »

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

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The vessel was being escorted into Valletta harbour by a patrol boat, a Reuters witness said. Malta armed forces said Thursday that control of the vessel was returned to the captain and it was being escorted and monitored to Malta, where the migrants will be handed over to police for investigation. Read More »

Accused Closs kidnapper pleads guilty

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Authorities say Patterson held the girl in a remote cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin for almost three months, at times putting the teenager under a bed, positioning weights and other objects to try to prevent her from escaping . He said he killed her father with a shotgun at the entry to the family's home, before finding Jayme hiding in the bathroom, in the bathtub, with her mother. Read More »

Seattle police report multiple victims in shooting

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At a news conference, Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green called the shootings a "random, senseless act", the Seattle Times reported. "We're outraged at what this suspect did". The bus driver was also taken to Harbourview Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds. He drove a few blocks and then collided with another auto, killing the 70-year-old male driver, fire officials said. Read More »

Michelle Obama's memoir has sold nearly 10 million copies

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As it happens, many people seem to agree. Michelle Obama's autobiography Becoming is on track to become the most successful memoir in modern publishing history, selling more than 10m copies to date, as life after the White House continues to prove commercial gold for brand Obama . Read More »

Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, Google

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Berman in a statement . Last week, Lithuanian national Evaldas Rimasauskas pleaded guilty to wire fraud for tricking both of those companies into giving him more than $100 million in total. The primary difference here is that Mr. Rimasauskas and his co-conspirators sought to steal money directly from the tech giants themselves instead of their users. Read More »

Former Afghanistan captive Joshua Boyle in court for allegedly assaulting his wife

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The charges Mr Boyle faces include assault, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, uttering death threats and criminal harassment. The couple had three children during their five years in captivity . He was ordered to live with his parents in Smiths Falls, Ontario, and wear a Global Positioning System ankle bracelet that can track his movements. He married the Pennsylvania-raised Coleman in 2011 during a lengthy trip the pair took to South America. Read More »