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Remainer Takeover of Parliament Sees MPs Vote on Brexit Alternatives

Remainer Takeover of Parliament Sees MPs Vote on Brexit Alternatives

Speaker Bercow is yet to announce which options will be voted on. Also proposed by Mr Baron, the United Kingdom would leave the European Union in a clean break if a withdrawal agreement is not made....

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Pregnant sperm whale found dead with 22 kg of plastic in stomach

Pregnant sperm whale found dead with 22 kg of plastic in stomach

Luca Bittau, president of the SeaMe group, told CNN the whale's carcass contained 'garbage bags. fishing nets, lines, tubes, the bag of a washing machine liquid still identifiable, with brand and ba...

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China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

The decision will take effect on May 1. But China may not be able to enforce the new rules, Pardo says. "[Authorities] already have problems enforcing existing laws". According to a 2018 report by ...

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After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

In the Nike case, federal prosecutors in NY charged Avenatti with four counts of extortion and conspiracy for allegedly threatening to reveal what he claimed was evidence that Nike made improper payme...

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Vietnamese woman gets jail time over airport death of DPRK man

Vietnamese woman gets jail time over airport death of DPRK man

Doan Thi Huong had faced a murder charge, which carried the death penalty if she was convicted, in the slaying of Kim Jong Nam , who died after being accosted by two women in a Kuala Lumpur airport t...

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Cool weather to stick around in New Orleans: weekly forecast

A warming trend will continue for the rest of the week. Wednesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. There is an east to southerly wind around the high, so in the sunshine temperatures will reac...

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Graphic video shows hit-and-run driver plowing into 9-year-old girl

Graphic video shows hit-and-run driver plowing into 9-year-old girl

The family has released the surveillance video hoping it will help catch the driver, who took off after plowing into the young girl. The footage also shows a man, presumably the driver, exiting the ve...

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Whistle-blower: White House Overturned Security Clearances Denials for 25 People

Whistle-blower: White House Overturned Security Clearances Denials for 25 People

Cummings said he will move this week to authorize his first subpoena in the probe which will be for the deposition of Carl Kline, who served as the White House personnel security director and supervis...

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Venezuela's Maduro announces power rationing amid blackouts

Venezuela's Maduro announces power rationing amid blackouts

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced 30 days of electricity rationing on Sunday, after his government said it was reducing the length of the workday and keeping schools closed due to devasta...

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Dad of murdered SC student urges ride-sharing safety measures

Dad of murdered SC student urges ride-sharing safety measures

As police were searching for Josephson, two turkey hunters about 70 miles away in Clarendon County were moving through a wooded field 40 feet off a dirt road when they discovered a body. Hunters foun...

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MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

Labour MPs are being urged to back a plan to keep the United Kingdom in a Norway-style relationship with the EU. The indicative votes are not binding on the government and Theresa May has spelt that...

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Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Those countries are the primary source of tens of thousands of migrants, including caravans of families with children, who have been presenting themselves at ports of entry and asking for political as...

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David Blaine under investigation following sexual assault allegations

David Blaine under investigation following sexual assault allegations

A senior official told The Daily Beast that detectives with the Special Victims Unit recently took statements from two alleged victims. Blaine declined to comment on the allegations, telling the...

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Joshua Boyle's estranged wife to continue testifying at his trial

Joshua Boyle's estranged wife to continue testifying at his trial

The court has banned the identification of a second alleged victim of Boyle. While walking Coleman to her hotel, Boyle told her she was the love of his life and that they would be together, she test...

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Facebook takes down Pakistan military-backed pages targeting India

Facebook takes down Pakistan military-backed pages targeting India

Facebook's announcement comes at a time when it has been facing increasing pressure across the world over the use of its platforms by politically aligned groups, many of which hide their true identity...

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Sisulu calls on law enforcement to act on recent xenophobic attacks

Sisulu calls on law enforcement to act on recent xenophobic attacks

The leader of the non-profit African Diaspora Union (AfriDu), Chidiebere Ogbu, cast the blame for the latest eruption of violence on Ramaphosa's remarks at the ANC manifesto launch in January. They st...

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski defends Joe Biden after allegations he acted inappropriately

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski defends Joe Biden after allegations he acted inappropriately

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) is kissed by his wife Stephanie at the end of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on February 4, 2015, on Capitol ...

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New Australian laws could jail social media execs over terror images

New Australian laws could jail social media execs over terror images

Facebook said it "quickly" removed a staggering 1.5 million videos of the white supremacist massacre livestreamed on the social media platform. "This is about keeping Australians safe by forcing so...

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April Fools' Day gags, tricks date back hundreds of years -- no joke!

April Fools' Day gags, tricks date back hundreds of years -- no joke!

It seems that in the late 1500s, the western world followed the Julian calendar - when the year starts from April 1 and ends by March 31. People started making fun of those who didn't make the move,...

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ISRO launches EMISAT defence satellite and 28 other satellites from Sriharikota

ISRO launches EMISAT defence satellite and 28 other satellites from Sriharikota

The four-stage PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) was launched at 9.27 a.m. from the second launch pad. It is the first test of the PSLV-QL rocket variant, which has 4 additional strap-on PSOM-XL...

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Earth Hour: Global iconic landmarks go dark

Earth Hour: Global iconic landmarks go dark

Every year, people turn their lights off to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change . A March 2018 B.C. Hydro report called Lights out: Why Earth Hour is Dimming in B.C., found t...

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J and K's Poonch

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J and K's Poonch

Mohammad Mushtaq was hit by splinters of a mortar shell which exploded near his house at Narala village in Mankote sector, news agency PTI reported quoting officials. Almost a dozen injured have been ...

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Mark Zuckerberg calls for global new regulations on social media

Mark Zuckerberg calls for global new regulations on social media

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has published a new blog post in which he calls for global regulation of the internet, as a way to eliminate numerous problems the social network is now facing. He s...

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Two bodies found on Qld's Fraser Island

Two bodies found on Qld's Fraser Island

Mr Ellison said the focus was on those closest to the boys. The two 16 year olds were found in Lake McKenzie in Fraser Island at about 8.20am on Saturday after they were reported missing from a sc...

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Brazilian president ‘loves Israel’, announces new trade mission in Jerusalem

Brazilian president ‘loves Israel’, announces new trade mission in Jerusalem

During a press conference late Sunday, Bolsonaro said that Brazil would open a trade and innovation office in Jerusalem but stopped short of announcing a formal embassy move. "I love Israel", Bolsonar...

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Elton John spurns hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei

Elton John spurns hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Elton John said: "I commend my friend, George Clooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of Brunei - a ...

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How Brexit week could play out: Votes, deals and elections

How Brexit week could play out: Votes, deals and elections

In an extremely unusual move, Chief Whip Julian Smith, whose job is to ensure that Conservative Party lawmakers vote for government-backed policies, told the BBC the government should have told people...

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Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

A lone gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, while livestreaming the massacre. "Facebook's update should move Twitter, YouTube, and Amazon to act urgently to stem the grow...

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Venezuela's rival factions rally as power struggle persists

Venezuela's rival factions rally as power struggle persists

Russian Federation and China support Maduro, who has said Guaido is a puppet of Washington. The Venezuelan Red Cross has more than 2,600 volunteers working across the country, including 500 who deli...

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North Korea says Madrid embassy raid was 'terror attack'

North Korea says Madrid embassy raid was 'terror attack'

The 10 people who allegedly raided the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month belong to a mysterious dissident organization that styles itself as a government-in-exile dedicated to toppling the rul...

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Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder sentenced

Doan Thi Huong nodded as a translator read the new charge to her. Earlier on Monday, Doan Thi Huong smiled and said "I'm happy" after prosecutors presented her legal team with the new charge in a Ma...

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Arab League rejects Trump’s Israel policies at annual summit

Arab League rejects Trump’s Israel policies at annual summit

It did not give a reason for his early departure. The united front shown at the Tunis summit on the issue failed to mask other deep divisions inside the Arab League, as it struggles with major heada...

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New Zealand PM Ardern Arrives at Memorial Service for Christchurch Victims

New Zealand PM Ardern Arrives at Memorial Service for Christchurch Victims

Harry and heavily-pregnant Meghan told New Zealanders "we are with you" as they signed a book of condolence at New Zealand House in London last week. What words capture the anguish of our Muslim commu...

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Turkey's AKP lead in Istanbul narrows to 0.2 percent points

Turkey's AKP lead in Istanbul narrows to 0.2 percent points

In Istanbul, BBC Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen says, the result is too close to call - but some reports are putting the governing AK Party ahead. "We won elections in Istanbul", Yıldırım sai...

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Nepal thunderstorm: At least 25 killed, over 400 injured; Army called out

The rainstorm swept through villages in a farming region of Bara and Parsa districts. Parsa, the number of casualties could see a rise as rescue efforts have gained pace at places the details of whi...

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