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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for still more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal, and drew outrage by suggesting parliament may not be able to vote on the text until just 17 days before Britain leaves the EU. Since then, she has been on a diplomatic charm offensive, holding meetings and phone calls with European Union leaders and senior officials, in a bid to convince them to make "legally binding" changes to the most contentious part of her deal, the Irish ...
  • Feinstein confrontational with Green New Deal kids

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    A group of young activists confronted US senator Dianne Feinstein in her Bay Area office on Friday, demanding she support a "green new deal" that other Democrats have proposed. Dianne Feinstein: You know what's interesting about this group, is I've been doing this for 30 years. "I've been in the Senate for over a quarter of a century and I know what can pass and I know what can't pass".
  • Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit preparation bill

    Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit preparation bill

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    Simon Coveney , the deputy prime minister , said he hoped the legislation would prove "redundant" and never have to be used. Measures included in the bill include a provision for cross-border health services to continue; giving Enterprise Ireland extra powers to support business; and the continuance of benefits payments between both jurisdictions.
  • Large cargo plane crashes east of Houston

    Large cargo plane crashes east of Houston

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    An Amazon Prime cargo plane crashed into a bay Saturday as it approached Houston's George Bush Airport, killing all three of its crew members. According to FlightRadar the jet had departed Miami at 11.33 local time and was scheduled to arrive at Houston Intercontinental at 12.53 local time.
  • About 200 US peacekeepers are to remain in Syria

    About 200 US peacekeepers are to remain in Syria

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    Mr Trump in December announced he was pulling all 2,000 USA troops from Syria imminently, but has gradually reversed course. The decision drew sharp criticism from foreign policy experts. He met Thursday at the Pentagon with one of the European allies - Belgian Defense Minister Didier Reynders, who said there has not been a blanket refusal from USA allies to take part in a Syrian force.
  • Sudan's President Bashir dissolves govt., declares one-year emergency

    Sudan's President Bashir dissolves govt., declares one-year emergency

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    The amendments were to see al-Bashir running for another term as almost daily protests in Sudan , which initially erupted in December over rising food prices and cash shortages, grew against his near 30-year rule. Bashir had previously imposed a nationwide emergency in December 1999, when a political crisis erupted after he broke away with his then mentor Islamist Hassan al-Turabi.
  • More than 100 separatists held in Kashmir raids in pre-election crackdown

    More than 100 separatists held in Kashmir raids in pre-election crackdown

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    Later, in multiple raids, the police rounded up 30 members of the socio-religious group JeI, including its chief Dr. Abdul Hamid Fayaz, spokesman Zahid Ali, former secretary general Ghulam Qadir Lone and Anantnag head Abdur Rouf. Many activists belonging to the Jamaat-e-Islami, an organisation affiliated with the separatist conglomerate Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, have also been detained.
  • Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67

    Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67

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    A total of 37 units of the Fire Service and Civil Defence have been working to extinguish the flames, the official said. He said as a result of chaos at the fire, first responders had counted each body bag taken to the morgue as one victim, but that some bags contained only body parts, prompting a fresh count.
  • Bernie Sanders slams Howard Schultz for being a billionaire

    Bernie Sanders slams Howard Schultz for being a billionaire

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    Because how can they admit that the socialism of Nicolas Maduro didn't work?" "So I think, Jorge, there's got to be a free and fair election". The Democrats should still expect Sanders to give them a run for their money for the party's nomination, and even if it doesn't happen, his presence is nearly certainly going to have an impact, maybe even playing spoiler to the hopes of one of the other candidates.
  • North Korean leader's train arrives in China

    North Korean leader's train arrives in China

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    The journey to Hanoi could take two days or more and include a lengthy auto trip from the Vietnam-China border. Late Saturday, an Associated Press reporter saw a green-and-yellow train similar to one used in the past by Kim cross into the Chinese border city of Dandong via a bridge.
  • Three dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes near Houston

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    Some said it sounded like the engines were "surging", the sheriff said. "Then it turned and went into a nosedive". Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine plane crashed today into Trinity Bay. According to FlightAware, an aircraft tracking website, the plane was at an altitude of 4,200 feet and traveling at 281 miles per hour when contact was lost.
  • Manafort is labeled ‘hardened’ criminal

    Manafort is labeled ‘hardened’ criminal

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    Vance's office began looking into Manafort in 2017, before special counsel Robert Mueller brought conspiracy and other charges stemming from Manafort's lobbying work on behalf of pro-Russian political interests in Ukraine, according to the news reports.
  • Boko Haram Stops Yobe Governor Gaidam From Voting

    Boko Haram Stops Yobe Governor Gaidam From Voting

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    Geidam is contesting for a seat in the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). One soldier was killed and 20 others were injured in a Boko Haram rocket attack in northeast Nigeria , security sources said on Saturday, just hours before elections began.
  • Venezuela closes Colombia border as aid dispute turns deadly

    Venezuela closes Colombia border as aid dispute turns deadly

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    While Maduro has consistently refused to allow the aid, now stockpiled in Colombia, into the country out of national security concerns, Guaido signed his first "presidential" decree in order to authorise the deliveries. "Due to the serious and illegal threats attempted by the Government of Colombia against peace and sovereignty in Venezuela, (the Venezuelan government) has taken the decision of a total, temporary closure of all bridges that unite both countries in Tachira", Vice President ...
  • 69 die after drinking tainted alcohol in India

    69 die after drinking tainted alcohol in India

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    According to latest reports, the toll may cross the 100 mark with more than 20 others undergoing treatment and are stated to be critical. The tragedy comes less than two weeks after more than 100 people died from drinking tainted alcohol in northern India.
  • Woman dies after eating at Michelin-star restaurant in Spain

    Woman dies after eating at Michelin-star restaurant in Spain

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    Almost 20 others, including the victim's husband and son, also allegedly suffered from food poisoning symptoms after eating a meal at RiFF in Valencia, El Pais reported. Bernd Knoeller , the German owner and head chef of RiFF, temporarily closed the restaurant Tuesday, saying he was cooperating with authorities who are investigating the exact cause of the outbreak.
  • Glasgow native nominated as US Ambassador to UN

    Glasgow native nominated as US Ambassador to UN

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    The Crafts also have been repeat, high-paying customers at Trump's hotel in Washington , according to a list of "VIP Arrivals" distributed to hotel staff on June 19, 2018. It was not immediately clear if Craft would hold a Cabinet-level position, as the previous ambassador Nikki Haley did. "I hope that Ms Craft will continue, like Nikki Haley , to be a bridge between Washington , DC and the U.N.at a time when we more than ever need an America that is engaged with the U.N.in world ...
  • Parents of Turpin Kids Plead Guilty to Torturing, Abusing 12 Kids

    Parents of Turpin Kids Plead Guilty to Torturing, Abusing 12 Kids

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    They will be formally sentenced on April 19. The awful living conditions led one of them, a 17-year-old girl, to flee through a window before she called police on a deactivated cellphone she found in the house. David Turpin's parents, James and Betty Turpin of West Virginia, have said in media interviews that their son and daughter-in-law were a deeply religious couple who home-schooled their children and required them to memorize Bible scripture.
  • UNPRECEDENTED: Trump Admin to Launch Worldwide Campaign to End 'Criminalization of Homosexuality'

    UNPRECEDENTED: Trump Admin to Launch Worldwide Campaign to End 'Criminalization of Homosexuality'

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    As part of the effort, the USA embassy is bringing in LGBT activists from Europe for a dinner at which guests will discuss strategies to advocate for decriminalization in places such as the Middle East and Africa. Politicians, the United Nations, democratic governments, diplomats, and good people everywhere should speak up - and loudly. First of all, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean are huge geopolitical entities.
  • IS teen asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

    IS teen asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

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    Her British citizenship was revoked on security grounds. The letter, written by her sister Renu Begum on behalf of the family, says: "We wish to make clear, that along with the rest of the country, we are shocked and appalled at the vile comments she has made to the media in recent days".
  • China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

    China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

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    Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the prince, was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, a murder that tarnished the image of the kingdom and of the crown prince in particular. That was followed by a ceremony to sign agreements including those on petroleum, the chemical industry, investment, renewable energy and anti-terrorism.