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New Zealand PM Ardern helps out fellow mum at supermarket

New Zealand PM Ardern helps out fellow mum at supermarket

During a press conference today, the NZ Prime Minister confirmed she'd recently helped a mother-of-two who'd forgotten her wallet while out shopping at a Countdown store in Ponsonby, Auckland . "Ye...

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GOP Sen. Grassley slams Pres. Trump for 'idiotic' comment on wind energy

GOP Sen. Grassley slams Pres. Trump for 'idiotic' comment on wind energy

Trump riffed about wind power and windmills at a Republican fundraiser last night, even making the very odd claim that the noise causes cancer. 'If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, cong...

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Urges Lawmakers to Strip Guaido's Immunity

Venezuelan Supreme Court Urges Lawmakers to Strip Guaido's Immunity

Venezuelans are struggling to understand an announcement that the nation's electricity is being rationed to combat daily blackouts . Tensions flared when Guaido declared himself acting president ...

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President Trump falsely says his father was born in Germany

President Trump falsely says his father was born in Germany

His son - Donald's father, Fred Trump - was however born in the Bronx , New York , in 1905. Friedrich Trump immigrated to the U.S.in 1885 at the age of 16, arriving in NY before moving to the ...

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Accused Christchurch gunman to face 50 murder charges: NZ police

The Australian man arrested over a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch has now been charged with 50 counts of murder, New Zealand police say. Fifty people were killed and dozens more injure...

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Paul Waldman: Trump realized mistake on health care, but it's too late

Paul Waldman: Trump realized mistake on health care, but it's too late

One official said the principles outlined will be similar to past proposals supported by the White House on past failed attempts to reform the health care system, saying it will seek to address afford...

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Komodo Island Is Closing to Tourists Because People Are Stealing Dragons

Komodo Island Is Closing to Tourists Because People Are Stealing Dragons

Originally, officials wanted to limit the number of visitors to Komodo Island, but chose to instead close the island to tourism after authorities busted a smuggling ring in which 41 Komodo dragons wer...

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U.S. raps China over fighter jets' incursion in Taiwan Strait

U.S. raps China over fighter jets' incursion in Taiwan Strait

Foreign Ministry Joseph Wu told reporters at the legislature that the line crossing was an intentional act, calling it a provocative and unsafe. "We've informed regional partners and condemn China for...

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Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals

Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals

He added that France was "open" to an extension of the Brexit deadline under certain conditions but that it was "neither a certainty nor automatic". German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Wednesd...

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China's premier meets New Zealand's leader amid 5G dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Beijing yesterday. Tourism and educational exchanges also factor significantly into the relationship: China is New ...

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Brunei introduce law that makes gay sex punishable by stoning to death

Brunei introduce law that makes gay sex punishable by stoning to death

Wherever we go, my husband David and I deserve to be treated with dignity and respect - as do each and every one of the millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world. The agreement allowed Virgin staff t...

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Democrats ask IRS for 6 years of President Trump's tax returns

Democrats ask IRS for 6 years of President Trump's tax returns

In February, with Democrats freshly in control of the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urged patience in going after the tax returns . "We have completed the necessary ...

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Timmothy Pitzen, boy missing for more than 7 years, possibly found alive

Timmothy Pitzen, boy missing for more than 7 years, possibly found alive

The boy was taken to a hospital in Newport to be checked out and police say he is being interviewed by detectives and other uniformed officers. Cincinnati is across the Ohio River from Newport. "I j...

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USDA ceases experiments on kittens at Maryland laboratory

USDA ceases experiments on kittens at Maryland laboratory

A report issued in March by the White Coat Waste Project helped shed light on the experimenting: It said hundreds of cats and dogs were purchased from "Asian meat markets". A research programme...

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Pakistan expresses 'deep concern' at Indian space weapons test

Pakistan expresses 'deep concern' at Indian space weapons test

India announced last week that it had used a ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of its own satellites at a height of 300 km (186 miles), in a test aimed at boosting its defenses in space. ...

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Pilots in doomed plane re-engaged suspect anti-stall system

Pilots in doomed plane re-engaged suspect anti-stall system

The plane crashed near Bishoftu town six minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. In the past, Boeing has stressed that pilots could ...

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White House security row shines harsh light on Trump's son-in-law

White House security row shines harsh light on Trump's son-in-law

The freshman lawmaker, who attained fame after defeating the No. 4 House Democrat in a primary upset, said subpoenas would have to be issued to find out what happened "because people in this adminis...

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FEC files second complaint against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, campaign manager

FEC files second complaint against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, campaign manager

The complaint was filed by conservative attorney Dan Backer of Virginia, according to Fox News . Ms Cheney, daughter of former vice-president Dick Cheney , on Monday shared a video of Ms Ocasio-Co...

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Trudeau explains expulsions of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott

Trudeau explains expulsions of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott

She said felt like the young women were taking up the same mantle the three former Liberals had. "They were inspired to support her, not the Liberals". "I am angry, hurt and frustrated because I feel ...

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Chinese National Charged After Sneaking Into Mar-A-Lago With Malicious Software

Chinese National Charged After Sneaking Into Mar-A-Lago With Malicious Software

There is no indication Zhang was ever near the president, who was golfing at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday. At this point, USA authorities arrested Zhang for lying t...

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Gunmen abduct US tourist, driver in Uganda

Gunmen abduct US tourist, driver in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the East African nation's most famous wildlife reserves, runs along the frontier with conflict-wracked regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Subsequently, ...

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Joe Biden #MeToo’d, Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Joe Biden #MeToo’d, Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday responded to a series of misconduct allegations leveled against him by promising to "be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future". Thre...

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Former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial in killing of Justine Ruszczyk

Former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial in killing of Justine Ruszczyk

The 40-year-old Australian had moved to the United States to marry her American fiance, Don Damond, whose name she had already legally adopted, changing from her maiden name Ruszczyk. Minnesota Public...

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Tulsi Gabbard: Trump Isn’t Closing The Border Because He Cares About Safety

Tulsi Gabbard: Trump Isn’t Closing The Border Because He Cares About Safety

Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to toughen United States laws against illegal immigrants, threatening to hurt the U...

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Malaysia to sell yacht at center of 1MDB scandal for $126M

Malaysia to sell yacht at center of 1MDB scandal for $126M

Thomas added that the government was appreciative of the offer by Genting. For this SRC trial, Najib is facing seven charges namely: one count of abuse of position under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2...

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Trump mistakenly says his father was born in Germany

Trump mistakenly says his father was born in Germany

With the Trump administration and European Union countries deliberating over how to break the stalemate, it may not be long before we hear the president invoke his father's spurious German provenanc...

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British PM calls for further extension to Article 50

British PM calls for further extension to Article 50

But he also said "we need to be open to any proposals that she may bring forward to us". European Council President Donald Tusk said after Mrs May's statement that the bloc would be "patient" over...

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Fox’s Pirro back on air after remarks on Muslim politician

Fox’s Pirro back on air after remarks on Muslim politician

EST on Friday to Dr. Sebastian Gorka after the former Trump deputy assistant tweeted the news of her return to Fox News the previous day. However, her first guest for the evening, Rudy Giuliani ,...

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EU parliamentary committee backs visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit - International

EU parliamentary committee backs visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit - International

European Union officials say it is "very likely" that Britain will depart without a deal, bringing potentially devastating political and economic consequences. I say that again here very strongly. "Th...

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Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

But only around one person was confirmed to have died during the protests, a man believed to be around 60 years old who suffered a heart attack, with most rallies peaceful and protesters cleaning up t...

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Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

Following the attack, which was livestreamed on Facebook, Anning suggested a link existed between Muslim immigration and violence. The reprimand, the fifth to passed by the Senate in the past deca...

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Chicago Elects Lori Lightfoot, Its First Black Female, Openly Gay Mayor

Chicago Elects Lori Lightfoot, Its First Black Female, Openly Gay Mayor

Lightfoot, 56, who had served as an assistant USA attorney before entering private practice, emerged as the surprising leader in the first round of voting in February when 14 candidates were on the ba...

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Leaders of Greece, North Macedonia snap historic selfie

Leaders of Greece, North Macedonia snap historic selfie

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived on Tuesday in Skopje for an official visit, as the first Greek prime minister to do so. North Macedonia is due to become the next member of NATO after G...

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NYC jogger killing: Man convicted on all counts

NYC jogger killing: Man convicted on all counts

A juror who asked not to be identified told ABC News outside the courtroom he was the only juror who went into deliberations not yet convinced of convicting Lewis. The letter containing the new alle...

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Chinese kindergarten teacher detained for poisoning 23 children

Chinese kindergarten teacher detained for poisoning 23 children

The arrested teacher is suspected of having added sodium nitrite to their meal, although a motive for the alleged action wasn't immediately clear, the Jiaozuo city police said , according to The ...

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