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Russian investigators say plane crash death toll rises to 41

05 May 2019

MOSCOW - Russian authorities said late on Sunday that 41 people died when a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Read More

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Folau hearing to continue

04 May 2019

SYDNEY – Israel Folau’s code of conduct hearing will continue for a second day on Sunday with no decision expected before Monday at the earliest, Rugby Australia (RA) said on Saturday. Read More

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France in a rush to train skilled workers to restore Notre-Dame

30 April 2019

PARIS – France is in a hurry to rebuild world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Romain Legoube, an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter, hopes to be among those chosen for the prestigious task of restoring its centuries-old roof. Read More

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Venezuela’s Guaido urges troops to rise, mass protests planned

30 April 2019

CARACAS – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions exchanged gunfire outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic... Read More

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Film director John Singleton dead at age 51

29 April 2019

LOS ANGELES – John Singleton, who made his movie directorial debut with the acclaimed Boyz n the Hood about young men struggling in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighbourhood, died on Monday at the age of 51, his family said. Read More

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Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security

29 April 2019

COLOMBO – Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches. Read More

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Another deadly storm

29 April 2019

PEMBA – Rescuers raced to help people caught in rising flood waters in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique yesterday as houses collapsed and heavy rains raised fears of worse to come. Read More

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Trump pulling US out of UN arms treaty

27 April 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups. Read More

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US measles cases hit highest level since eradication in 2000

26 April 2019

NEW YORK – The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Read More

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Former Vice President Biden launches White House bid as Democratic frontrunner

26 April 2019

WASHINGTON – Former United States Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate who has made his appeal to working-class voters who deserted the Democrats in 2016 a key part of his political identity, launched a bid for the White House on Thursday as the party’s instant frontrunner.... Read More

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Former Florida policeman faces sentencing for killing black motorist

25 April 2019

A former Florida police officer was due to be sentenced on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist in 2015 without identifying himself as a police officer as he approached the man who was waiting for his car to be towed. Read More

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Conservatives want Brexit timetable

25 April 2019

LONDON – The Conservative Party will demand a clear timetable for Prime Minister Theresa May’s departure but will not change the rules governing leadership challenges, the chair of the party’s influential 1922 Committee said on Wednesday Read More

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Heightened security on ANZAC Day

25 April 2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY – Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Read More

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Sri Lanka explosions: 160 killed as churches and hotels targeted

21 April 2019

At least 160 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.At least eight blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services. Read More

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Novartis investigating death

20 April 2019

Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. Read More

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Mueller’s 448-page report released

18 April 2019

WASHINGTON – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.... Read More

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Former Peru president kills himself to avoid arrest 

18 April 2019

LIMA – Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America’s largest graft scandal. Read More

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Macron hopes to rebuild Notre Dame in five years

17 April 2019

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. Read More

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Fire at Notre Dame cathedral

15 April 2019

PARIS – A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said. Read More

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Guard shot and killed outside Australian nightclub

14 April 2019

SYDNEY – A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. Read More

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WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested

12 April 2019

London – British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London yesterday, forcibly removing theWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a United States extradition warrant, bringing his seven-year stay there to a dramatic close. Read More

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