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Migrant arrests surge at U.S.-Mexico border

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According to the Ag Marketing Resource Center , U.S. consumption of avocados has increased significantly over the years, totaling $2.6 billion in 2017. It said it would provide transport back to Central American countries, Cuba and Haiti, on a voluntary basis. It was not clear what Mr. Trump meant by "closing" the border. Read More »

Trump seeks foreign aid cut to 3 Central American nations

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US President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to cut all direct financial assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle countries, namely El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, ABC News reported on Saturday citing a State Department spokesperson. Read More »

Kurdish-majority provinces split in Turkey's tightly fought local elections

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But Erdogan still came out on top as the ruling party and its allied nationalist party won more than half of votes across Turkey . The informal alliance allowed the CHP to claim municipalities such as Esenyurt, an Istanbul district with a large Kurdish population in which a split opposition vote in 2014 allowed for an AKP victory. Read More »

Some see Japanese era system as unnecessary, unsuited for modern age

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Abe, who said the two letters were taken from a poem about blooming plum blossoms , said the era name means that culture is born and nurtured as the people "beautifully care about each other". What they settle on, however, will affect everything from calendars to train tickets to computer software to government documents, creating a windfall for printers and programmers, even as they give a name to Japan's foreseeable future. Read More »

Pentagon halts F-35 fighter jet equipment deliveries to Turkey

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The Pentagon said it was also looking to find alternative sources of supply for the Turkish-produced parts of the F-35. After months of warnings, the United States said that Turkey´s decision to buy Russia´s S-400 system was incompatible with remaining part of the emblematic USA warplane program. Read More »

Safety Tips for Ride-Sharing Apps

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Turkey hunters found her body 14 hours later in the field in Clarendon County, about 90 miles away. She was last seen by roommates early Friday in the city of Columbia, but they became separated from her. After initially fleeing from officers on foot, Rowland was arrested and is now being held on charges of murder and kidnapping. None. The door was locked, the child safety locks were on. Read More »

Arab leaders to seek UNSC resolution against U.S. decision on Golan Heights

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Members of parliament said Sunday they were against hosting Israeli speakers in Bahrain, which - like most Arab states - does not recognize the Jewish state. Charter, which prohibits acquiring territories by force. The Arab League had been expected to consider readmitting Syria, but there was no reference to the subject in the final statement. Read More »

USA cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrants

No more money is going there anymore. "We were giving them 500 million USA dollars". Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday that the United States was paying the three countries "tremendous amounts of money", but received nothing in return. Read More »

China Says It Will Implement Promised Scheduling of Fentanyl

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Designating all fentanyl analogues as controlled substances from May 1 aims to prevent smugglers from skirting the law by changing formulas to make drugs similar to the painkiller. In December, Trump said the move could be a "game changer", noting that Chinese courts can sentence drug traffickers to death. The quarterly Alberta Opioid Response Surveillance Report released in February said 582 Albertans died of fentanyl-related overdoses between January 1 and November 11, 2018. Read More »

Vietnamese woman gets jail time over airport death of DPRK man

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On Monday, Malaysian prosecutors offered to reduce the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong, who is the only suspect still behind bars, following the release of her co-accused last month. The court had, on Aug 16 past year, ordered Siti Aisyah and Doan to enter their defence on the charge of murdering Jong-nam. After Siti was freed, the Vietnamese government made an appeal on behalf of Doan, but the court ruled that Doan's trial could proceed, but would be postponed until 1 April after she ... Read More »

Call to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over Shariah

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He then tweeted a list of the nine hotels. The hotels are The Dorchester and Coworth Park in the UK; Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles; Le Meurice and Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris; Hotel Eden in Rome; and Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. Read More »

Cool weather to stick around in New Orleans: weekly forecast

It will be cloudy with temperatures falling from the current high in the upper 50s to around 50 by 5 p.m. Today will see a 60 percent chance of showers before 9 a.m. throughout the day. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and windy with a 20 percent chance for storms east of DFW. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 56. This evening and overnight a cold front pushes in from the NW and the temperatures fall behind the rain band. Read More »

A car hit a child playing in her yard

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LaDerihanna's family are now sharing the security footage, hoping that the driver will come forward. According to the the DeKalb County Police Department, the owner of the vehicle that crashed into Holmes was at home at the time of the incident. Read More »

Trump Cuts Aid To Central American Countries

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A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across the southern border in recent days. The San Diego-based Mier y Teran also stated that closing the border is "sending out a message to other countries that, 'Don't come because our borders may not work at any time.' That is extremely scary and risky". Read More »

Brexit: what are the indicative votes before MPs?

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None of the eight alternatives to Theresa May's deal were approved last week after parliament seized control of the Commons agenda. A version of this proposal was rejected last week by MPs, although by just six votes. The last time indicative votes were held was in 2003, when MPs voted on a number of different options on a reformed House of Lords. "There are no ideal choices available and there are very good arguments against any possible outcome at the moment but we are going to have to do ... Read More »

Dad of murdered SC student urges ride-sharing safety measures

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Don't ever forget her name. Police say a woman from Robbinsville was kidnapped and murdered after getting into a auto she mistook for her Uber and the attacker is now in police custody. After initially fleeing from officers on foot, Rowland was arrested and is now being held on charges of murder and kidnapping. After Rowland's arrest, police found Josephson's blood and her cellphone in his vehicle, police said. Read More »

You Can Now Play Snake On Google Maps

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Google Maps has added the annoyingly addictive Snake - so good luck getting any work done today. As a part of April Fools day , Google is bringing back the iconic snakes games to Android and iOS . You can choose between Cairo, São Paulo, London, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, or the entire world map. Your goal is to pick up passengers for your train, which you do by running those passengers over without hitting yourself or the side of the game board. Read More »

Twitter Explodes After Joe Biden Rejects Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour

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Several former senior aides to Biden quickly took to social media to defend their former boss as a staunch advocate for women's rights who had never behaved inappropriately in their presence. "We have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. I was confused", Flores added. Read More »

Trump administration overruled 25 security clearance denials

The committee has interviewed Newbold, a manager in the White House personnel security office, about "grave security risks" that she has witnessed in the past two years, Cummings said. He said Newbold has worked in the White House for 18 years. Past year the White House was also questioned about the security clearance granted Trump aide Rob Porter despite domestic abuse allegations from two ex-wives. Read More »

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

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The decision, by Judge Sharon Gleason in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, concluded late Friday that President Barack Obama's 2015 and 2016 withdrawal of about 125 million acres of Arctic Ocean from drilling " will remain in full force and effect unless and until revoked by Congress ". Read More »

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

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House Democrats want to hold the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr to a stated deadline of Tuesday for releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, despite Barr's intentions to deliver the almost 400-page report in the coming weeks. Read More »

UK Parliament gets new chance to offer options on Brexit

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With such high stakes in place, there are now deep concerns among Brexiteer lawmakers that their prize of leaving the European Union might be slipping away from them. The letter to the prime minister preemptively puts the blame for Brexit failing squarely in her hands. But ever since, opponents of Brexit have sought to soften, or even stop, the divorce. Read More »

Man arrested after Eurostar suspends train services due to trespasser

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A Southeastern spokesman said: "There are now no high speed services running between St Pancras International and Ashford International or Faversham because of the ongoing trespass incident". Metropolitan Police confirmed five arrests were made during the protests. British Transport Police said a man had been in "a precarious position" near the station since 19:00 GMT on Friday. Read More »

Facebook takes down 687 pages, accounts linked to Congress IT cell

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Facebook has faced increasing pressure from authorities around the world to ensure its platform is not abused for political gains or to spread misinformation, especially ahead of elections. Gleicher said. In a statement, the Facebook has said, "The Page admins&account owners typically posted about local news&political issues, incl topics like coming polls, candidate views, the INC& criticism of political opponents including BJP". Read More »

Wilson-Raybould says her resignation from cabinet 'speaks for itself'

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She declined to push for the prosecution to be dropped. The recording is likely to raise more questions about alleged pressure by the Trudeau administration on the former attorney general to dissuade her from filing criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin, which employs about 9,000 people in Canada and some 52,000 around the world. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to regulate tech firms

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In a Washington Post op-ed posted on Saturday, Zuckerberg outlined four areas of policy that required attention from governments and regulators - harmful content, election integrity, privacy, and data portability . They will likely trigger more scrutiny from lawmakers. "I have come to believe that we shouldn't make so many important decisions about speech on our own". Read More »

Japanese teenagers found drowned in Australian lake

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Clowes said there was nothing to immediately indicate suspicious circumstances surrounding the drowning, but said more would be known as they prepare a coroners report. He said he did not know how long the students had been on the island prior to the tragedy or whether the other members of the school group remained on the island. Read More »

PM May's Brexit deal still the best option - minister

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All eyes will be on the plan to add a customs union to proposals, as well as options for a second referendum, and Common market 2.0 - which would keep the United Kingdom in the single market and a customs arrangement. Brexiteer lawmakers in Britain's governing Conservative Party dismiss this as "Project Fear" and argue for what they call a "clean Brexit". No deal remains the default option under Article 50, and the current Brexit deadline is April 12. Read More »

After New Zealand Attack, Facebook To Monitor Who Can Make Live Videos

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, admitted that the technology giant " must do more " to stop its site from being used to share violent content. In the immediate aftermath, Facebook had taken down the terrorist's Facebook and Instagram accounts, removed the video of the attack, and used Artificial Intelligence to find and prevent related videos from being posted. Read More »

PM should 'look closely' at customs union Brexit, says minister

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Time is of the essence, we have got Brexit to deliver. It allows continued participation in the single market and a "comprehensive customs arrangement" with the European Union after Brexit - including a "UK say" on future European Union trade deals - would remain in place until the agreement of a wider trade deal which guarantees frictionless movement of goods and an open border in Ireland. Read More »

Russia: US must stop interfering in Venezuela

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Rampant inflation, along with food scarcity and blackouts have gripped Venezuela under Maduro, while thousands of localities fled to the neighbouring countries as shortages, political turmoil, and crime rates have soared. A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said the United States should pull troops from Syria before telling Moscow to withdraw from Venezuela. Read More »