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Teen tells police he’s missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, last seen in 2011

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Tommothy Pitzen has been missing since 2011. There has been a possible break in the case of a missing IL boy last seen in Wisconsin Dells with his mother eight years ago. Authorities examined cell phone records and emails, followed up on reported sightings of the boy, and exhausted thousands of leads, unsure whether they were searching for a body or if Timmothy could be still alive. Read More »

New Zealand mosque massacre suspect to face 89 charges in court Friday

Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, was initially charged with one count of murder in connection to the March 15 shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 50 people dead and scores injured. Journalists will, however, be permitted to remain in the courtroom and take notes, while newspapers and broadcasters are still able to use images of the accused which were taken at the District Court hearing. Read More »

American abducted in Uganda tourist park, held for $500G ransom

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A spokeswoman for the Uganda police force, said: "We strongly..." At least two other people were traveling with them in a vehicle near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo . The sun sets over Lake George near Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, in this 2000 photo. 'We are hopeful that our efforts will lead to their successful recovery, ' police said, adding they have strengthened safety measures. Read More »

Bouteflika seeks forgiveness as Algerians demand more change

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Salah eventually said it was time to go for the only leader many Algerians have known, some 70 percent of whom are under 30 years old. For 44-year-old engineer Hamid Boumaza, Bouteflika's resignation was "too little, too late". The top priority for any successor would be to liberalize the economy, shifting away from an expensive but unproductive welfare state, and create jobs for young people who comprise nearly 70 percent of the population. Read More »

House chairman asks IRS for 6 years of Trump’s tax returns

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President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he was "not inclined" to adhere to a demand from a congressional Democrat for the IRS to hand over copies of the president's tax returns. Why are the Democrats so focused on the tax returns? The legal battle set to ensue could take years to resolve, possibly stretching beyond the 2020 presidential election. Read More »

30 firefighters die battling China forest fire

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The blaze broke out at a remote spot in the rugged mountains at an altitude of about 3,800 metres, where transport and communication are hard. By Sunday afternoon, authorities had sent almost 700 firefighters to put out the fire, but 30 of them went missing after a surge of flames fed by a sudden shift in the wind, state media said. Read More »

Turkish FM says no turning back from Russian Federation arms deal

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He says he remains interested in getting the Patriot missile system, but insists the S-400 deal with Russian Federation is done and Turkey is not turning back. As Erdogan frenetically campaigned across Turkey in the lead-up to municipal elections held Sunday, she adds, "each and every rally he [brought] up S-400s, saying, "We're going to buy it, they told me not to buy it" - nearly making it look like it's a sign of his virility, his independence, his power on the world stage that he could ... Read More »

Biden Promises to Be "More Mindful" of Women's Personal Space

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The New York Times reported Tuesday night that two more women have accused Biden of touching that made them uncomfortable. This week a second woman, Amy Lappos, said Mr Biden had rubbed noses with her at a fundraiser in 2009. Late last week, former Nevada politician Lucy Flores wrote that Biden had grabbed her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head at a campaign event in 2014. Read More »

Air Canada adjusting May, June schedules as 737 Max fallout continues

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This comes not long after allegations that before instituting emergency procedures following a fatal Lion Air crash caused by that same anti-stall feature, Boeing didn't tell pilots the system even existed in the first place. However, in both cases it is suspected of firing up in response to faulty airflow data from a single sensor created to measure the 'angle of attack, ' a parameter needed to avoid stalling or losing lift. Read More »

Chicago makes history with election of first black female mayor

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Lightfoot's victory makes her the city's first black woman and openly gay mayor, WaPo reported. Ms Preckwinkle has for decades held various local elected offices, which analysts said hurt her in an election in which voters were looking to shake up city hall _ fed up with gun violence that claims more lives than in other major American cities and years of political corruption in the Democratic stronghold. Read More »

Administration officials pull back Trump border threat

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The threat to close the border, which handled some $612 billion worth of trade in 2018, sent shivers through the economy, and drew warnings from allies of the president. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimated that some 100,000 migrants would be apprehended or encountered at the border in March, the highest level in a decade. Read More »

Algeria's Bouteflika Pledges To Resign Before 28 April

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The statement added, "Prior to that date, the President will make important decisions to ensure the continuity of state institutions during the interim period". There was no word about what would happen to the presidential entourage, including younger brother Said Bouteflika, a top counselor blamed by protesters for widespread corruption in the North African country with a high unemployment rate and drastic gap between the rich and poor. Read More »

Chinese National Charged After Sneaking Into Mar-A-Lago With Malicious Software

Court documents say Zhang entered the resort's premises after tricking a Secret Service agent and a hotel staff member that she was going to the pool. The guard reportedly assumed she was the daughter of a real club member named Zhang and gave her entry. She allegedly said she wanted to speak with a member of President Trump's family about Chinese and American foreign economic relations. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro announces 30-day electricity rationing

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday a 30-day ration on electricity after weeks of power outages in the beleaguered country. "Specially emphasizing on guaranteeing water service for our people, an essential element", he announced during a televised speech. Read More »

Trump again claims his father was born in Germany

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For at least the fourth time since taking office, the USA leader appeared to suggest on Tuesday that he does not, as he incorrectly claimed that his father, Fred Trump , was born in Germany . The U.S. leader made a similar statement during a trip to Scotland , where his mother was, in fact, born, last year, telling CBS News: "Don't forget both of my parents were born in European Union sectors-my mother was Scotland , my father was Germany ". Read More »

Algeria's Bouteflika announces new government, World News & Top Stories

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On March 26, Algeria's military chief has called for the president to be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against his decision to run for a fifth term signalled an end to his 20-year rule. He appointed Sabri Boukadoum as foreign minister to replace Ramtane Lamamra, who had taken up the post this month in another reshuffle. Central bank governor Mohamed Loukal was named as finance minister, while the former head of the state power and gas utility, Mohamed Arkab, will be energy ... Read More »

Macron: EU Won’t be Held Hostage to Brexit Crisis

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He added: "We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what happens - this solidarity is the very goal of the European project". Mr Varadkar said he would discuss with his French and German counterparts how the European Council should respond to a request for another extension from the United Kingdom, to seek a delay to the Brexit process. Read More »

Killed, Hundreds Injured by Rainstorm in Southern Nepal

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Many people died after being buried under rubble or roofs caught by the wind, or under electrical transmission towers knocked over or uprooted trees, the Himalayan Times said. The provincial government has announced free treatment and a financial assistance of 300,000 rupees (S$3,663.92) for families of the dead. The shortage of blood supplies has been taken care of at the moment while medical supplies are also well-stocked. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Takes Another Crack At Making Facebook A Hub For News

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Zuckerberg reiterated that Facebook did not want to be a "publisher", a longstanding position it has taken to avoid being considered a media company, but was willing to be a partner for the sector. "As lawmakers adopt new privacy regulations", Zuckerberg writes , "I hope they can help answer some of the questions GDPR leaves open". "There's a lot of people who have a demand (for) more news". Read More »

How did your MP vote in Brexit votes last night?

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Options that MPs could vote on will likely include a Customs Union plan and a second referendum - and while the ballots are not legally binding, a united show of support would be hard for Downing Street to ignore. Refining them down to four, backbenchers voted again on Monday, hoping to find one solution that majority could agree on. The votes were not legally binding, but they had been billed as the moment when Parliament might finally compromise. Read More »

Khashoggi Children Given Money, Homes by Saudi Government

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The Washington Post reported Monday that Khashoggi's two sons and two daughters are being taken care of, a plan that was approved by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following their father's October death in Istanbul . According to the Post , the late journalist's children could receive tens of millions of dollars apiece in so-called "blood money" negotiations. The Khashoggi children haven't spoken out to condemn the Saudi government in the wake of the Khashoggi's death. Read More »

Whistleblower: White House reversed dozens of security clearance denials

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Kushner , who Trump ultimately demanded be granted a permanent top-secret clearance despite concerns of intelligence officials, told Fox host Laura Ingraham that he "can't comment for the White House's process". Kushner was referring to conclusions of a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered to senior leaders at the Justice Department. "I would not be doing a service to myself, my country, or my children if I sat back knowing that the issues that we have could impact ... Read More »

USA border closure threatens avocado supply

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It's a threat he made before and didn't act on. He is still pushing Congress to figure out a border wall funding solution. "I think the answer is we can and people are looking at different options, particularly if you can keep those freight lanes, those truck lanes open". Read More »

Tourists flee huge waves after a glacier collapses in Iceland

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All of a sudden, the Breidamerkurjokull glacier calves into the water creating a massive wave. Stephen Mantler, a mountain guide for the Háfjall tour company, captured the footage. Mr Mantler told CNN that he pulled out his phone and started recording when he heard cracking from the far-off glacier. "While calvings are fairly frequent at this time of the year, this was an extraordinarily large event and much closer to the shore than usual, which is why it was such a close call", Mantler ... Read More »

Legislators seek new options on Brexit

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Her deal, also known as the Withdrawal Agreement, has been rejected in the House of Commons for three times since January. Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was "disappointing" that none of the proposals secured a majority, BBC News reports . Read More »

Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued for 10 counties

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Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Cavam, Donegal, Longford, Louth and Monaghan are ten that are under the warning. Falls of hail and sleet will occur with snow accumulations mainly on high ground. The showers will become heavy, frequent and wintry - especially across central, northern and western areas with the risk of hail and scattered thunderstorms. Read More »