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    April 24

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British children walk out of lessons on climate strike

16 February 2019

LONDON – Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists. Read More

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Former US Cardinal defrocked for sex crimes

16 February 2019

VATICAN CITY – Former United States Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday. Read More

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Trump declares National Emergency to build border wall

15 February 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump formally declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation... Read More

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Amazon pulls the plug on New York headquarters

14 February 2019

Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans for a new headquarters in New York that could have created 25 000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians. Read More

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Cyber attack on Malta bank tried to transfer cash abroad

13 February 2019

VALLETTA – Bank of Valletta which accounts for almost half of Malta’s banking transactions, had to shut down all of its operations on Wednesday after hackers broke into its systems and shifted funds overseas. Read More

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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ convicted in US court

12 February 2019

NEW YORK – The world’s most infamous cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a US court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colourful decades-long... Read More

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Rap scores Grammy breakthrough while girl power rules awards show

11 February 2019

LOS ANGELES – This is America, Childish Gambino’s searing indictment of police brutality and racism, scored a breakthrough for rap on Sunday at the Grammy awards, where the top prize went to country artist Kacey Musgraves. Read More

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Prince Philip gives up licence

11 February 2019

LONDON – The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said.It comes after the 97-year-old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after... Read More

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Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

09 February 2019

LONDON – For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept... Read More

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France withdraws Italian envoy after war of words

07 February 2019

PARIS/ROME – France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday, a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbours and European Union allies, after what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by Italian political leaders against France. Read More

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Pompeo reassures allies of US commitments in Syria, Iraq

06 February 2019

WASHINGTON – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday reassured allies that the withdrawal of US troops from Syria was not “the end of America’s fight” and called on them to recommit to permanently defeating Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Read More

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Soap opera star Kristoff St. John, dies at 52

05 February 2019

Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young & the Restless, has died, according to his attorney Mark Geragos. He was 52. Read More

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Oh dam! Aussie town flooded

04 February 2019

SYDNEY – Officials in the Australian city of Townsville are deliberately flooding several neighbourhoods after record rainfall that has swollen a dam beyond capacity.Residents in and around the north-eastern city have been warned of “risk to life” and “unprecedented... Read More

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Venezuela crisis: US sending aid 'at Guaidó's request'

04 February 2019

The US says it is sending aid to crisis-hit Venezuela following a request from Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader who has declared himself interim president. Read More

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Trump says U.S. military intervention in Venezuela 'an option,' Russia objects

03 February 2019

CARACAS - U.S. President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.” Read More

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UK PM’s office denies report of June 6 election plan

03 February 2019

LONDON − British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office denied a report in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that the prime minister’s advisors were considering scheduling a national election for June 6. Read More

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Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo freed by Hague court

02 February 2019

THE HAGUE − Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was freed from detention by the International Criminal Court on Friday, under the condition that he will stay in the country that accepts to take him in and that he will return to the court when asked to do so.... Read More

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UK stockpiles drugs as no-deal Brexit feared

02 February 2019

LONDON − With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an exit deal, but she says she cannot do the same with vital drugs her disabled daughter needs. Read More

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Colder than the South Pole: US Midwest gripped by deep freeze

31 January 2019

CHICAGO − A blast of polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the United States Midwest on Wednesday, cancelling trash pick-ups, halting the mail and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Read More

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Singer James Ingram dies at 66

29 January 2019

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like Just Once and I Don’t Have The Heart, has died at the age of 66. Ingram’s long-time friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday. Read More

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Assault on Empire actor Smollett investigated as hate crime

29 January 2019

Chicago police on Tuesday said they were investigating an assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett as a possible hate crime after two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs and wrapped a rope around his neck. Read More

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