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Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

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However the PTWC added that based on available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii . Kokopo town has a rapidly grown population of more than 20,000. A 7.5-magnitude quake hit the rugged highlands region in February 2018 that triggered landslides, burying homes and killing at least 125 people. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management told 1 NEWS the natural disaster was assessed by GNS Science as having no tsunami threat to New Zealand. Read More »

United States drugmakers allegedly collude on generic price hikes

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A complete list of the states filing the suits and the drug makers can be found here. In the peak timeframe noted in the lawsuit, Teva raised its prices on about 387 formulations of 112 generic drugs. "Apparently unsatisfied with the status quo of "fair share" and the mere avoidance of price erosion, Teva and its co-conspirators embarked on one of the most egregious and damaging price-fixing conspiracies in the history of the United States", states the complaint. Read More »

US stocks tumble as China hikes tariffs

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For months, as American and Chinese officials faced off at the negotiating table, China's media downplayed the trade tensions. "Markets were prone to a selloff after a good start to the year on expectations of policy easing from central banks and no escalation of trade tensions, and it's this latter pillar that has come away". Read More »

The Moon is shrinking: NASA study

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Mercury has enormous thrust faults - up to about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) long and over a mile (3 kilometers) high - that are significantly larger relative to its size than those on the Moon, indicating it shrank much more than the Moon. Read More »

Sudanese union says six killed in clashes with security forces

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Sudan 's protesters say they will not cede ground to the military rulers and have vowed to continue their demonstrations outside the army headquarters until all their demands are met. After a deadlock in negotiations, the protest alliance on Saturday said the army generals had invited them for a new round of talks. Sudanese protesters resumed negotiations with the army earlier on Monday while calling for renewed demonstrations to press the generals to hand over power to a civilian government. Read More »

North Korea Accuses US of 'Robbery' for Seizing Cargo Ship

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North Korea on Tuesday called the US seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately. North Korea is sanctioned under multiple UN Security Council resolutions for its nuclear and missile programmes. The two leaders met for the second time in Vietnam in February. Read More »

Tories urged to form alliance with Brexit Party

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said there has been a breakdown of trust between people and politicians. Change UK , a new political party - which is campaigning to remain in the European Union and for a second referendum - set up by former Labour and Conservative MPs has so far failed to make the headway it had hoped, commanding just 4 per cent support, putting it neck-and-neck with UKIP . Read More »

Myanmar plane lands without front wheel

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Flight UB-103 was approaching the runway when the plane's alert system told the pilot that the nose landing gear had packed in, and after two fly-bys to see if the alert system was correct, a decision was made to land the plane. The deputy director-general of the country's Department of Civil Aviation is U Ye Htut Aung. The plane glided down to the runway on its back wheels. Read More »

More deaths linked to crossbow mystery

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Police in Germany are investigating the mysterious discovery of three bodies shot with crossbow bolts in a Bavarian hotel room. Prosecutors have ordered an autopsy which is expected to take place by next Tuesday, DPA reported. There was heavy rainfall that night which, combined with the rushing sounds of the nearby River Ilz, could explain why no-one in the hotel heard unusual coming noise from the room, according to Euronews German journalists. Read More »

Thousands protest in Kashmir over rape of three-year-old

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Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been set up to fast-track the probe. The accused, who has been arrested, has claimed that he is a minor. As the protests intensified, police used tear smoke shells and pellets to disperse the protestors, leaving several injured. Ishfaq said that serving speedy justice was the challenge for the incumbent administration. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Seek 15% Cap On Credit Card, Loan Interest

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U.S. Rep . Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) presides over the U.S. House of Representatives inside the House Chamber in this still image taken from video on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2019. A February survey from Compare Cards found that 88 percent of respondents supported a cap. "If you've got nothing in the bank and living paycheck to paycheck, you've got to borrow money from a bank through the use of your credit cards", said Sanders, adding that no major bank should be able ... Read More »

Former President Jimmy Carter recovering from hip surgery

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He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover his unused limit to next year. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. We wish you a speedy recovery, President Carter. In March, Carter surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-living president in U.S. history. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter sits after delivering a lecture at the House of Lords in London, Britain February 3, 2016. Read More »

Explorer dives to deepest point in the ocean, stunned to find plastic

Back in 1960, oceanographer Don Walsh was the first to make it down to the trench successfully, reaching about 35,814 feet (10,916 m). His submarine , " Limiting Factor " also made history. "What we have done was a much more technical and engineering feat, which was indeed extremely challenging with setbacks and triumphs, but it was just different". Read More »

WhatsApp security breach installed Israeli spyware onto phones

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The loophole allowed attackers simply to call a user and install the surveillance software even if the call was not picked up. The malicious code, developed by Israeli company NSO Group , was installed on both iPhones and Android phones through the app's phone call feature, the newspaper reported . Read More »

Floatplanes Crash Off Alaska, 5 Dead, 1 missing, 10 in Hospital

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Cindy Cicchetti, a Royal Princess passenger, said the ship captain announced that two planes were in an accident Monday. He says the 11th person is missing from that plane. Floatplanes have pontoons mounted under the fuselage so they can land on water. Princess Cruises said nine of its passengers, who were on the larger aircraft operated by Taquan Airlines, were rescued and receiving medical attention. Read More »

Rand Paul Warns Trump on China Tarriffs

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Since then, Washington and Beijing have repeatedly slapped billions of dollars' worth of retaliatory tariffs on each other. "China's adjustment on additional tariffs is a response to US unilateralism and protectionism", the ministry said. Read More »

Anti-gay preacher Steven Anderson banned from Ireland

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Exclusion orders went into effect in 1999, allowing the minister for justice to proceed if he or she "considers it necessary in the interest of national security or public policy". The Tempe church leader's inflammatory comments have included praying for then-President Barack Obama's death and denying the Holocaust happened. Read More »

Thousands of People March for Palestine in London

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The Trump administration has drastically cut support for Palestinians to try to spur their return to negotiations. "Every decision the U.S. administration has taken since has simply confirmed its disregard for Palestinian lives, for Palestinian rights" and for the two-state solution, he said . Read More »

Harry and Meghan pay tribute to mums on Mother's Day

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With the latter, it kept the baby's head warm but also hid his locks as royal fans are wondering if he inherited his dad's ginger hair or Meghan's brunette tresses. Additionally, Meghan is concerned with the exposure the big move would bring to her new family of three. Interestingly, last year, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married, the dabbawalas had distributed candies to all patients and their kin at the Wadia Hospital and Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital. Read More »

Florida shooting reportedly involving local rapper NBA YoungBoy

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The incident occurred outside of the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, according to ABC affiliate Local 10 . Police say the suspects were armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and several handguns. You can see the shattered glass in the back windshield that was damaged by gunfire. Furthermore, YoungBoy's girlfriend was reportedly injured during the shooting, and was transported to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Read More »

Sri Lanka imposes new curfew as mosques attacked

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Tensions flared in Chilaw town when a clash between two communities had ensued into a full blown fight prompting police to impose a curfew within Chilaw Police Division. A state of emergency has been in place since the bombings - which the militant Islamic State (IS) group claims to have helped - and security forces have been given sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects for long periods. Read More »

Trump to US companies: Make products at home

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Earlier Friday, the USA increased tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent. The two countries also have different views on the amount of purchases to be carried out by China, which the commentary said should be "in line with real demand", Xinhua News Agency wrote in a commentary published Saturday. Read More »

Myanmar plane carrying 89 passengers lands on its nose

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Despite nothing working for him, the captain managed to land safely by dumping fuel to reduce weight on landing and nobody on board sustained an injury - with the Daily Mail reporting there were a total of 89 people on the flight. He then tried a backup emergency procedure to pull down the wheels without success. The passengers were evacuated with proper emergency evacuations by the cabin crew as well. Read More »

Sam Pitroda's remark completely out of line, he must apologise: Rahul Gandhi

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Interacting with reporters after exercising her franchise, the senior party leader said it was "very clear that the BJP government is going". During campaigning, KCR had launched an all-out attack on Naidu. Some voters in the capital, New Delhi , said they were backing Modi because they were won over by his tough stance on security . Research scholar Santosh Kumar Jha in New Delhi is disillusioned that the Modi government failed in its promise of providing more jobs. Read More »

Standoff intensifies as Democrats subpoena Trump tax returns

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US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "was allowed to finish his Report with unprecedented help from the Trump Administration". According to the redacted Mueller report, cited by Politico, Trump instructed McGahn to inform Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Mueller must be fired. Read More »

Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash

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The ComRes survey found that if a general election campaign led by Mrs May took place now, Labour would become the largest party by a margin of 137 seats, allowing Jeremy Corbyn to lead a minority government as the Tories fell to third place in terms of vote share. Read More »

Swedish prosecutor reopens Assange rape investigation

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Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson speaks during a press conference on May 13, 2019 in Stockholm to announce the prosecutors's decision on Julian Assange rape investigation. He was arrested for breach of bail. The Wikileaks founder, currently in Belmarsh prison in London, now faces likely extradition from Britain. What is the Swedish investigation about? In 2010 an arrest warrant was issued for the Australian for two separate allegations - one of rape and one of ... Read More »

Joe Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump's policy

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Bernie Sanders' campaign announced it had ratified a union contract, becoming the first presidential campaign to do so. But numerous plans they've put on the table would require across-the-board tax increases that would hit middle-earners as well as the wealthy, public policy analysts say. Read More »

Acting defense secretary seeing border firsthand

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The Pentagon said Friday it was diverting another $1.5 billion for new barriers to stop illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border, following the authorization of $ 1 billion in March . "The Pentagon has now reprogrammed 12 times more money to the wall than for repairs at Tyndall AFB, destroyed by Hurricane Michael". "What we're hopeful to do is have, in fairly short order for the secretary of Homeland Security, a much more predictable, comprehensive plan for the next couple of years", ... Read More »