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World News Jimmy Carter becomes oldest living president in United States history
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Carter, the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, was 52 years old when he was elected as the 39th president in 1976 and is best known as a champion of global human rights both during and after his tenure. The Carters still live in Plains, Georgia, the small town where they were born, raised and married in 1946 after Jimmy Carter graduated from the U.S.

World News May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU
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This proposal means that Britain's departure from the European Union would not disrupt the bloc's plans to hold European Union elections, which start on May 23. "The dual-deadline mechanism agreed on in Brussels both ensures the British finally recognise Brexit is their responsibility, and obliges them to finally accept the consequences of their decision to seek a divorce", said France's Le Monde .

World News Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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The deaths are the third and fourth for the USA military in Afghanistan this year. According to official figures, more than 2,000 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops to secure the country.

World News Finland is the world's happiest country
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South Sudan was the least happy country. A United Nations report has shown that Finland has been ranked the world's happiest country for the second year in a row. Most of the countries that made the top 10 on the list are in Europe. Denmark and Norway have also increased their average scores. The United States slipped one spot to number 19, but we're still in the top twenty! If Americans want to be happier, they can cross the border into Canada, which came in ninth place in this year's ...

World News Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer arrested in corruption probe
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The 78-year-old Temer, a member of the center-right Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB), was known as a business-friendly politician. A small group of protesters gathered outside of the Federal Police Superintendent's office in Rio de Janeiro , awaiting the ex-President's return from Sao Paulo, chanting "thief" as he arrived.

World News Turkey slams Trump's Golan Heights tweet
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Another close Syrian ally, Iran, also upbraided Trump for the comment he made on Thursday, which marks a dramatic shift in USA policy over the status of a disputed area that was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 - a move not recognised internationally.

World News Nirav Modi arrest: CBI, ED to file fresh affidavit in United Kingdom court
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India asked Britain last August to extradite Modi, 48, whose diamonds have sparkled on famous Hollywood stars, after he was accused of massive bank fraud, charges he denies. The location of the arrest indicates that Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam case, was arrested from where he is believed to have been living in a plush apartment in Centre Point in the West End.

World News Facebook Reveals How Alleged New Zealand Shooter’s Livestream Video Went Viral
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A gunman livestreamed the incident on Facebook using a head-mounted camera, and while the social network removed the video and the person's account, the 17-minute clip was still shared online. of a terrorist act", Dr Ralph said. "Some variants such as screen recordings were more hard to detect, so we expanded to additional detection systems, including the use of audio technology", Sonderby said.

World News Donald Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats
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He could get life in prison at sentencing September 12 on 65 counts, including 16 counts of using a weapon of mass destruction and mailing explosives with intent to kill. Sayoc had been held without bail since his late-October arrest in Florida. At the time, he had been living in a white van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red cross-hairs over their faces.

World News Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640
Author: 0 Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640

President Xi Jinping , who is in Italy on a state visit, ordered all-out efforts to care for the injured and to "earnestly maintain social stability", state television said. Witnesses said many workers were seen running out of the factory covered in blood after the blast. In a statement late on Thursday, the Jiangsu environmental protection bureau said the environmental monitoring station in the area had found no abnormal concentrations of risky chemicals toluene, xylene or benzene.

World News Donald Trump to recognise Israel sovereignty over Golan Heights
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Netanyahu said, "President Trump has made history". Pompeo's visit is likely to further infuriate Palestinians, who have already severed ties with the USA over Trump's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem a year ago. The Palestinians have already severed ties with the USA over Washington's Jerusalem policies. The president's announcement, followed by a planned trip to the White House, will surely bolster the Israeli leader's chances of retaining his seat.

World News Prime Minister Jacinda leads Friday call to prayers today
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In New Zealand, several mosques across the country are expected to open their doors for Friday prayer while human chains will offer symbolic protection. "We are alive, we are together, we are determined to not let anyone divide us", Imam Gamal Fouda told the crowd, many wearing headscarves in support of the grieving Muslim community .

World News Palestinian Shot Dead After Stone-throwing at Israeli Cars: Medics, Army
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He said they were trying to help the wounded man and that his cousin was going to drive his wife and children away when he was gunned down. A Palestinian was shot dead late Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said, with the Israeli army saying a soldier opened fire after Israeli cars were stoned.

World News Imam Thanks New Zealand PM After Prayers
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People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Her tweet immediately opened up a discussion between Americans, New Zealanders, and people across the world living under different gun laws. He said others were offering free rides to and from the prayer service.

World News Trump to sign executive order protecting campus free speech
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Citing the example of Hayden Williams - a conservative Berkeley student who was assaulted on campus - during a recent event, Trump suggested it would be "costly" for schools to suppress free speech. "The U.S. Constitution guarantees free speech. The Department of Justice can weigh in". For years YAF has issued lawsuits against universities for infringing on the free speech rights of students.

World News High-level U.S. and China trade talks to resume next week
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Trump has since withheld the tariff increase as talks between the two sides have been promising. President Trump said Thursday at the White House that, "Talks with China are going very well". Trump administration officials have not specified any plans for rolling back such duties. "The deep-seated, longer-term nature of US-China rivalry is likely to continue to be a source of periodic volatility and any market enthusiasm in the event a trade deal is signed should be tempered by this more ...

World News Pompeo to visit Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice
Author: 0 Pompeo to visit Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice

After annexing the Golan, Israel gave the Druze the option of citizenship, but most rejected it and still identify as Syrian. However, Leon Panetta a veteran Democrat who served as Central Intelligence Agency director and defense secretary, among other roles, blasted Trump for "tweeting out another policy that obviously has not been worked out with our global partners".

World News Cummings: Ivanka Trump not saving all official email
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In his letter to the White House , Rep. Elijah Cummings , D-Md., the chair of the committee, requested documents and information relating to the Trump White House's use of nongovernmental channels. Rather, she forwards on the government-business-related emails she replies to, according to the Democrat's account of Lowell's explanation. Numerous emails were allegedly sent in violation of federal records rules, which requires that certain types of emails be sent through government servers ...

World News Dozens dead as ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul
Author: 0 Dozens dead as ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul

Security sources said five ferry workers were arrested and rescue workers were still looking for missing passengers. The boat was ferrying people to a man-made island used as a recreational area by families, according to one witness. Residents say they feel abandoned by the central government, but have returned and started to rebuild their own homes. Over 50 people have been rescued so far, as ambulances and helicopters arrived to continue the search for survivors and bodies of the ...

World News New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks
Author: 0 New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks

The ban, which applies to semi-automatic rifles and shotguns that can be equipped with detachable magazines capable of holding more than five rounds, went into immediate effect Thursday to prevent stockpiling, and legislation codifying it is expected to pass Parliament in the coming days.

World News House panel expects thousands of documents in Trump probe
Author: 0 House panel expects thousands of documents in Trump probe

Cummings claimed he has sent 12 letters to the White House on a half-dozen topics. The White House also hasn't made a single official available to testify to the panel, which is investigating the process the White House used to grant security clearances to people who were reportedly rejected for those clearances by career professionals.

World News Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
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Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday to counter Iranian "aggression" as the two met in Jerusalem just weeks ahead of Israel's elections. In late February, shortly before Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his intention to charge Netanyahu with criminal offenses in all three cases against him, Trump defended the Israeli leader, saying "he's done a great job as prime minister..." Pompeo has said his trip has nothing to do with ...

World News Counterterror police investigate sledgehammer attacks on Birmingham mosques
Author: 0 Counterterror police investigate sledgehammer attacks on Birmingham mosques

Police said it was yet to establish the motive behind the attack. Almost a week after attacks in two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand , in a string of attacks, five mosques in Birmingham , UK were targeted with a sledgehammer. "Deeply concerning & distressing to see number of mosques have been vandalized in Birmingham overnight", Home Secretary Sajid Javid posted to Twitter .

World News Mueller Probe Report Should Be Made Public
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During his confirmation hearing in January, Barr said his goal "will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law", regarding Mueller's final report, but stopped short of promising to release it. The US House of Representatives voted 420-0 last week on a nonbinding resolution calling for Mueller's report to be released both to Congress and to the public, but it is not clear how the measure will fare in the Senate.

World News Christchurch attacks: NZ police admit error in naming murder charge victim
Author: 0 Christchurch attacks: NZ police admit error in naming murder charge victim

Law Prof Warren Brookbanks, from Auckland University, said there was no risk the accused could be released. " Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines", she said. Ardern said that similar to Australia , the new gun laws will allow for strictly enforced exemptions for farmers to conduct pest control and animal welfare.

World News Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria
Author: 0 Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

Separately, Bali said the SDF had captured 157 people he described as experienced terrorists - including more than 100 foreign nationals who had flocked to join the extremist group in its heyday. The battle to capture Baghouz - including the encampment, a collection of tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels - has dragged on for weeks amid an unexpected exodus of civilians from the area.

World News Biden Telling Supporters He Plans to Run for President
Author: 0 Biden Telling Supporters He Plans to Run for President

Biden , 76, has led in early polls of primary voters, and could capture significant support from major Democratic donors, many of whom have held off from backing other candidates while awaiting his decision. The former vice president and the Vermont democratic socialist also lead in favorability among Democrat primary voters. Biden has told supporters and former staff that he will run, according to one source who has knowledge of discussions.

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