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Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms

28 March 2019

Facebook Inc on Wednesday banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism, a move that drew qualified approval from New Zealand where a massacre of 50 people in mosques was live streamed earlier this month. Read More

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May offer to quit fails to sway key opponents of her Brexit deal

27 March 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May offered on Wednesday to quit to get her European Union divorce deal through parliament, but the Northern Irish party crucial to getting the vote through were unmoved and said they would reject it again. Read More

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New York county declares measles outbreak emergency

27 March 2019

A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles. Rockland County, on the Hudson river north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed. Read More

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Southwest 737 MAX 8 passenger-less flight lands safely after declaring emergency

27 March 2019

A Southwest Airlines Co Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft without passengers and of the type that was grounded two weeks ago, landed safely on Tuesday after declaring an emergency over an engine-related problem leaving Orlando International Airport in Florida, the US Federal... Read More

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Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped

26 March 2019

CHICAGO – Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges that accused Empire actor Jussie Smollett of staging a phony hate crime attack to gain publicity, an incident that attracted international attention, his lawyers said. Read More

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British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

26 March 2019

LONDON – British lawmakers wrested control of the parliamentary agenda from the government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal was rejected again. Read More

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British PM May battles to keep control of Brexit

25 March 2019

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have the backing to pass her European Union withdrawal deal as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament plotted to wrest the Brexit process away from her government. Read More

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Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice Department

24 March 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s election team and Russia in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr said on Sunday. Barr said he had determined that Trump did not obstruct justice... Read More

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Passengers airlifted from crippled cruise ship in storm off Norway

24 March 2019

OSLO – Rescue helicopters evacuated more than 150 people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. Read More

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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

23 March 2019

LONDON – Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership. Read More

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‘We are one’ says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence

22 March 2019

CHRISTCHURCH – The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago. Read More

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May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

22 March 2019

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks’ reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade MPs to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels. Read More

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Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline’s MAX simulator, says source

21 March 2019

ADDIS ABABA – The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practice on his airline’s new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said. Read More

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Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

20 March 2019

BEIRA, Mozambique – Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa. Read More

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Baby Diana? Or little Arthur? Bets on for royal baby name

20 March 2019

LONDON – What will Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan name their child? With the former actress in the last stage of her pregnancy, punters are having a flutter on the baby’s gender, weight, date and birthplace. Read More

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US Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention

19 March 2019

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the United States government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years – after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a... Read More

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Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

19 March 2019

WASHINGTON - Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country’s diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido’s U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas... Read More

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Historic floods hit Nebraska after ‘bomb cyclone’ storm

17 March 2019

Large parts of Nebraska and the United States Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. Read More

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Man charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

16 March 2019

CHRISTCHURCH - The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder a day after an attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens, prompting the prime minister to vow reform of the country’s gun laws. Read More

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

15 March 2019

WELLINGTON - At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. Read More

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Brexit set for delay after May wounded by rejection of ‘no-deal’

14 March 2019

LONDON – The British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June. Read More

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