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US and India commit to building six nuclear power plants

14 March 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six US nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement. Read More

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US joins other nations in grounding 737 MAX jets after second crash

13 March 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States on Wednesday joined Europe, China and other countries in grounding Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, because of safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, the second disaster involving the 737 in less than... Read More

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Facebook and Instagram down for many users

13 March 2019

Social media users are outraged as Facebook and Instagram remain down across the world. Users in the south and south-east of England started experiencing the most difficulty at around 4 p.m. Read More

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Biggest US college fraud bust nets actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin

12 March 2019

BOSTON – Federal authorities arrested dozens on Tuesday for a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and some CEOs, cheat their children’s way into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford. Read More

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Britain joins Boeing suspensions, investigators probe Ethiopia crash

12 March 2019

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS – Britain joined a growing wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft around the world on Tuesday, escalating the global alarm after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people in the second such disaster for the model in the past few months. Read More

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Biden tops 2020 Iowa presidential poll

10 March 2019

WASHINGTON – Former United States Vice President Joe Biden topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the No. 2 spot. Read More

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Michael Cohen sues Trump Organisation for unpaid legal fees

07 March 2019

NEW YORK – Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of United States President Donald Trump, on Thursday sued the Trump Organisation, saying it reneged on its obligation to reimburse him for millions of dollars of legal fees and costs related to his work. Read More

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Ex Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry dead at 52 after stroke

04 March 2019

Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented 1990s United States television drama Beverly Hills 90210 and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based Riverdale, died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a “massive” stroke last week, his publicist... Read More

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House Judiciary to request documents from Trump Jr., dozens in administration

04 March 2019

Washington — The House Judiciary Committee will request documents on Monday from President Donald Trump's oldest son, his business and more than 60 individuals in his administration, the panel's chair said Sunday. Read More

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Record Australian heat brings fire to a scorched land

03 March 2019

SYDNEY – Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country. The continent is prone to deadly blazes thanks to its combination... Read More

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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

02 March 2019

NEW YORK – Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed a more personal side as he hit the 2020 campaign trail for the first time on Saturday, describing the struggles of his working class youth and how it helped shape his progressive politics. Read More

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Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoax

28 February 2019

LONDON - Following a flurry of scare stories, some schools have warned parents about the “Momo challenge” - but fact-checkers say it is a hoax. The character, shown with bulging eyes, supposedly appears on WhatsApp and sets children dangerous “challenges” such as... Read More

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Ex-lawyer Cohen assails ‘conman’ Trump, gives no direct evidence of collusion

28 February 2019

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stolen emails that hurt his 2016 election rival... Read More

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May’s Brexit deal, no-deal or delay? British PM offers lawmakers a choice

26 February 2019

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered lawmakers the chance to vote in two weeks for a potentially disorderly no-deal Brexit or to delay Britain’s exit from the European Union if her attempt to ratify a divorce agreement fails. Read More

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Green Book denies Netflix top Oscar on night of music and diversity

25 February 2019

LOS ANGELES – Road trip movie Green Book triumphed over Roma to win best the best picture Oscar on Sunday, denying Netflix bragging rights as the first streaming service to beat Hollywood at its own game. Read More

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Judge sets $1 million bail for singer R. Kelly on sexual assault charges

23 February 2019

CHICAGO – Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage girls, appeared in court in Chicago on Saturday to face charges that he sexually assaulted four people, including three teenagers. Read More

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Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

23 February 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela – Venezuelan troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro fired tear gas and rubber pellets at opposition supporters seeking to bring foreign aid over the Colombian border on Saturday, as the country’s socialist government defied international... Read More

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R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

22 February 2019

Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report. Read More

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Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police

21 February 2019

CHICAGO – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Read More

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Haute-couture designer and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

19 February 2019

PARIS – German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85. Read More

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Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

18 February 2019

LONDON – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. Read More

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