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Company denies report of coronavirus test after Auckland to Sydney cruise

Company denies report of coronavirus test after Auckland to Sydney cruise

However, no passengers had any respiratory-related illnesses. Owners of the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship say some passengers contracted "stomach-related illnesses" - but there is no coronavirus sca...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Sweats From The EFF To Deliver SONA

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Sweats From The EFF To Deliver SONA

Modise ruled against Malema's submission, saying the special sitting of the two houses of parliament had been called to give President Ramaphosa the opportunity to address the nation. The Boipatong ma...

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Vladimir Putin chairs meeting to ammend Russian Constitution

Vladimir Putin chairs meeting to ammend Russian Constitution

Putin, 67, has been in power as president or prime minister for two decades, with his current term set to end in 2024. He said Thursday that the amendments only would take effect if Russia's citizens ...

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Johnson urged to clarify who paid for Caribbean holiday trip

Johnson urged to clarify who paid for Caribbean holiday trip

Javid, a former City of London banker born into a working class Muslim family, was considered safe in his job despite reports of tensions between him and Johnson's senior aide, Dominic Cummings. Downi...

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Venezuela opposition leader Guaidó returns home after tour

Venezuela opposition leader Guaidó returns home after tour

Guaido returned on Tuesday from a three-week global tour that took him to the US, Canada, Colombia and Europe. Marquez went through airport immigration without event, but as he was exiting he was he...

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Japan sees first death from coronavirus

Japan sees first death from coronavirus

Thought he victim was coronavirus infected, authorities said, it is not clear if the virus caused her death. Omi, who now heads the Japan Community Health Care Organization, said those people who ha...

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United States investigates Harvard, Yale for failure to report foreign gifts

United States investigates Harvard, Yale for failure to report foreign gifts

National funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, are also investigating whether United States academic researchers they give grants to are receiv...

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Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting United States troops

Last time the K1 base was attacked was on 27 December, when a United States contractor was killed there in a rocket assault Washington blamed on the Kataeb Hezbollah military group. The attack infur...

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Defense Secretary Esper discusses potential 7-day deal with Taliban

Defense Secretary Esper discusses potential 7-day deal with Taliban

Following nine rounds of US-Taliban talks in Qatar, the two sides seemed close to an agreement. Esper said on February 13 a drawdown of troops and further negotiations with the militants would be "c...

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Coronavirus cases rise sharply as 242 people die in a single day

Coronavirus cases rise sharply as 242 people die in a single day

Chinese authorities have changed the way they count infections from the virus - officially named Covid-19 - and the latest reports propelled the nationwide death toll to 1,355 and the infection count ...

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The illness now has a name, CoViD-19

The illness now has a name, CoViD-19

THE number of fatalities and new cases from China's coronavirus outbreak soared today, with 242 more deaths and almost 15,000 more patients in hard-hit Hubei province as authorities changed their ...

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Hope Hicks is returning to the White House

Hicks served as Trump's closest adviser, following the president from the campaign to the White House. She will not be part of the White House communications department, but will work closely with Kus...

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US Senate debates restricting Trump's Iran war powers

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine , who co-sponsored the war powers resolution, told the Senate, "The resolution before the body today is about Congress reclaiming its rightful role in decisions about war". ...

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House Judiciary Committee says Barr has agreed to testify

House Judiciary Committee says Barr has agreed to testify

Mr Trump denied Wednesday that his tweets attacking the original stiff sentence of 87 to 108 months recommended for Stone, and in support of Mr Barr after it was reduced by more than half, amounted t...

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USA charges Huawei with RACKETEERING & attempting to steal American trade secrets

USA charges Huawei with RACKETEERING & attempting to steal American trade secrets

The new indictment, which supersedes one from previous year, was filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York and charges Huawei with conspiring to steal trade secrets from six U.S. Huawei is accuse...

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Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak is Britain's new Finance Minister

Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak is Britain's new Finance Minister

Rishi Sunak - who has served as chief secretary to the Treasury since the summer of 2019 - is replacing Javid in the top finance role. Downing Street says a new joint team of special advisers is ...

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Michael Bloomberg Fends Off Old Controversy, Trump Insults: The Rundown

Michael Bloomberg Fends Off Old Controversy, Trump Insults: The Rundown

Audio of @MikeBloomberg's 2015 @AspenInstitute speech where he explains that "you can just Xerox (copy)" the description of male, minorities 16-25 and hand to cops. But Bloomberg didn't just inheri...

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‘Tuesday Night Massacre’ at the Justice Dept.: What happens now?

‘Tuesday Night Massacre’ at the Justice Dept.: What happens now?

Napolitano joined Fox & Friends on Thursday to talk about a collection of newly-revealed, anti-Trump social media posts from the foreperson of the jury that convicted Stone for lying to Congress a...

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Letter bombs explode in ABN Amro, Ricoh offices in Netherlands, no injuries

Letter bombs explode in ABN Amro, Ricoh offices in Netherlands, no injuries

No injuries have been reported, and Dutch police are now investigating the letter bombs. Police did not reveal details about the warning letters. Amsterdam police spokeswoman Lex van Liebergen said ...

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Deal of the century makes 'Swiss cheese' of Palestinian territory: Abbas

Deal of the century makes 'Swiss cheese' of Palestinian territory: Abbas

Olmert said everything he has done and is doing now is "for the state of Israel". At an emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo this month , Abbas announced plans to cut ties ...

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Search for missing British tramper continues

The alarm was raised on Monday morning when she failed to turn up at her landscaping job. The search continues to focus on the area from Fantail Falls to Mt Brewster, the Brewster Hut and Mt Armstro...

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Pakistan jails Islamist accused of Mumbai attacks for terrorism financing

Pakistan jails Islamist accused of Mumbai attacks for terrorism financing

The anti-terrorism court or ATC had indicted Saeed and his close aides on December 11 in terror financing case in day-to-day hearing. The court had earlier reserved its verdict in the two cases on F...

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United Nations issues report on firms active in illegal West Bank settlements

United Nations issues report on firms active in illegal West Bank settlements

Foreign Minister Israel Katz's office said he ordered the "exceptional and harsh measure" in retaliation for Michelle Bachelet's office "serving the BDS campaign", referring to the anti-Israel Boy...

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UN calls for donations to tackle desert locusts in Africa

UN calls for donations to tackle desert locusts in Africa

A medium-size swarm of locusts can eat the same amount of food as the entire population of Kenya , Cressman said, and "that swarm in one day can eat the same amount of food as everybody here in the t...

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Storm Dennis: Heavy rain set to blast Scotland at the weekend

Storm Dennis: Heavy rain set to blast Scotland at the weekend

We may be seeing the back of Storm Ciara as the week goes on, but we're about to be hit by Storm Dennis, which is bringing snow, wind and rain to Britain over the coming weekend. The list of names i...

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Pope upholds celibacy rules after Amazon push

Pope upholds celibacy rules after Amazon push

In an Apostolic Exhortation, Francis delivered his response three months after the proposal was made during a contentious assembly of Roman Catholic bishops, or synod, at the Vatican , Reuters report...

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Kremlin Accuses Turkey of Flouting Agreements Made on Syria

Russia has officers on the ground advising the Syrians on the campaign as well as some ground forces, and Russian warplanes have carried out numerous air strikes. Last week they recaptured the crossr...

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Brussels chief Brexit negotiator slams UK PM for backlashing on European Union rules

Brussels chief Brexit negotiator slams UK PM for backlashing on European Union rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to maintain EU-level standards, but says it is not necessary to set those out in a legally binding treaty. The text passed by the European Parliament...

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Trump overwhelmingly wins Republican primary in New Hampshire

Trump overwhelmingly wins Republican primary in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire in 2016 with 46.8% of the vote , just.03 ahead of Trump . With 86 percent reporting, Trump earned 117,462 votes in the New Hampshire Republican primary, more than...

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Afghan president says Pompeo reports progress in U.S.-Taliban talks

Afghan president says Pompeo reports progress in U.S.-Taliban talks

The ultimatum allegedly came from the chief Taliban negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who met earlier this week with White House envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Qatari foreign minister, Mohammed...

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Parent Ran Sex Cult, Abused Students in Lower Hudson Valley

Parent Ran Sex Cult, Abused Students in Lower Hudson Valley

Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. In a New York Magazine story, Kerik called Ray "a psychotic con man who has victimized every friend he's ever had". Federal prosecutors stated in the indictment th...

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Here come the brides in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage

Here come the brides in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage

Our love is personal, but the law which said we couldn't marry was political. "People in Northern Ireland have had to fight longer, harder and overcome more obstacles to win equal marriage than an...

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Barr confirms DOJ reviewing Ukraine information from Giuliani, others

Barr confirms DOJ reviewing Ukraine information from Giuliani, others

The source said staff outside of Main Justice in Washington have been assigned by Attorney General William Barr to review the Ukraine matter, adding that the review is being handled by the U.S. Th...

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After Germany's far-right scandal, Left party surges as Merkel's CDU sinks

After Germany's far-right scandal, Left party surges as Merkel's CDU sinks

When she became party leader, Kramp-Karrenbauer narrowly beat out Merkel's rival Friedrich Merz , As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reported at the time , Kramp-Karrenbauer "has a long road ahead to...

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Led Coalition Says Soldiers Returned Fire in Northeast Syria

Led Coalition Says Soldiers Returned Fire in Northeast Syria

Earlier, Syrian and Turkish media said one person was killed in the shooting at the checkpoint and that US warplanes had carried out at least one air strike subsequently. The Observatory maintains a n...

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