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World News Third time lucky? UK lawmakers hold new vote on Brexit deal
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The vote, on the day the country was originally due to exit the European Union, illustrates the depth of the three-year Brexit crisis that has left it uncertain how, when or even if it will ever leave. "I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House", May told parliament after the defeat. But the move has sparked anger among Labour MPs, with many accusing May of trying to force them into a "blind Brexit".

World News Suspected Jihadists Kill 7 US-Backed Fighters in Syria
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On Tuesday, the militant group claimed the attack on its social media channels. Overnight on Monday, unidentified gunmen attacked fighters manning a checkpoint on the outskirts of Manbij, the council said. At the ceremony, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), Ilham Ahmed, said the next stage of the fight against ISIS is to eliminate sleeper cells and then combat the group's ideology.

World News S.Korea Could Lose Exemption from Iran Sanctions
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While the North's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui threatened to pull out of nuclear negotiations with Washington on March 15, state-run media and propaganda outlets have been calling on Seoul to play an active role in implementing measures to improve inter-Korean relations.

World News Calif. man gets 20 year sentence in fatal Kansas 'swatting' call
Author: 0 Calif. man gets 20 year sentence in fatal Kansas 'swatting' call

He told the dispatcher that he murdered his father and was holding the rest of his family hostage. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss was sentenced Friday. The charges against him include cases out of Kansas, California and Washington, D.C. Finch was unarmed when an officer responding to a bogus kidnapping call shot him.

World News Nazi Driver Pleads Guilty To 29 Hate Crime Charges
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The attack, captured on video, killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens others during unrest sparked by a mass gathering of white nationalists and other hate groups. 21, pleaded not guilty to the federal charges a year ago. He was also charged with 28 counts of hate crime acts causing bodily injury and involving an attempt to kill, and one count of racially motivated violent interference with a federally protected activity.

World News Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on fraud charge
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Last month, Ressa spent a night in detention after being arrested at her office but eventually posted bail for allegedly libelling a businessman in a news article written in 2012. As NPR has reported , Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo told local media at the time that Ressa's arrest "has nothing to do with freedom of expression or freedom of the press".

World News Christchurch survivor tells remembrance service: ‘I choose peace’
Author: 0 Christchurch survivor tells remembrance service: ‘I choose peace’

The number of applications from Britain jumped from 505 to 753 - a 49 per cent increase - in the 10 days after the attack on March 15, according to figures from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). Security was tight around the service and New Zealand remains on high security alert. Ardern, who has been widely hailed for her response to the tragedy and received a prolonged standing ovation when she took the stage, praised the way New Zealanders had embraced their devastated Muslim community ...

World News NZ Police Launches Probe on New Suspect in Mosques Terror Attacks
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Police located the man inside a stopped vehicle in the Richmond Park area about 12.30am today, but he refused to get out of his vehicle. Police say they plan to release a "minute by minute" timeline of their response to the Christchurch terrorist attacks , saying they have no doubt officers acted "as quickly as humanly possible".

World News Meng Hongwei: China to prosecute former Interpol chief
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China says it will prosecute former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for misusing state funds and abusing his power. Grace Meng , the wife former Interpol president Meng Hongwei ar a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, on October 7, 2018.

World News Pompeo Announces New Bans on Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Foreign Abortions
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Trump wrote in his order on January 23, 2017. Pompeo pointed to the Organization of American States, which has advocated for liberalizing abortion laws in Central and South American countries. "Two years into the sweeping expansion of the global gag rule, there are countless examples around the world of patients losing access to health care, especially in places where maternal deaths, HIV rates, and unmet need for contraception are unacceptably high".

World News Democrats still have many questions on Mueller report
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He said now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has rendered his verdict that there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, it's time to look at how the situation went "off the rails". The Democrats want to find anything and everything they possibly can to take down President Trump. Asked if Trump owed Mueller an apology, Sanders added: "I think Democrats and the liberal media owe the president and they owe the American people an apology".

World News Pheu Thai: Election one of the dirtiest ever in Thai politics
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The election commission released the results for 100 percent of the vote on Thursday, despite saying a day earlier that the results would be coming on Friday and would include only 95 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press. A huge leap in the voter turnout percentage also did not appear to be supported by the absolute numbers that were issued. The election was for 500 seats in the lower house.

World News More Britons interested in moving to New Zealand after Christchurch massacre
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Ms Ardern said a "significant delegation" from Australia would attend the service today, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove and Opposition leader Bill Shorten . British singer Yusuf Islam , also known as Cat Stevens , will perform, as will New Zealand musicians Marlon Williams, Hollie Smith, Teeks and Maisey Rika.

World News Yemenis rally in Sanaa to mark anniversary of war
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The pro-Hadi coalition accuses Iran of supporting the Houthis militarily, a charge repeatedly denied by Tehran. "Following four years of conflict, civilians of Yemen continue to fight for survival". He added that the wide popular participation by Yemenis in the rallies on Tuesday is a message to the world that Yemeni people don't give up. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthis' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, denounced the US decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty on the Golan ...

World News South Korea's unification minister nominee says North Korea can't have nukes, prosperity
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South Korea's nominee for unification minister said on Tuesday that North Korea can not expect to achieve a prosperous economy and keep its weapons programs, as nuclear talks have stalled since the collapse of a U.S. It was not clear whether the visits by the United States and North Korean officials were related. Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying that Biegun's visit may include talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.

World News OxyContin Maker Purdue Reaches $270M Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit
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The next large case scheduled for trial involving Purdue Pharma has the state of MA as the plaintiff. Other companies also may feel pressure to settle because of this outcome, said Elizabeth Burch, a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and may choose to not push forward with their defense.

World News Brunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning
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Brunei is set to permit the stoning and whipping to death of LGBT+ people under a series of reforms to its penal code that are attracting worldwide condemnation. He said: "The full implementation of sharia penal law will apply severe penalties against consensual same-sex relations, including death penalty via stoning".

World News U.S. House fails to override Trump’s veto
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That executive proclamation paved the way for the administration to spend billions of dollars to construct a barrier along the Southwest border between the USA and Mexico after Congress refused to approve the full amount the White House demanded past year.

World News Facebook charged with racial discrimination in targeted housing ads
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Sandberg added in a blog post: "We look forward to engaging in serious consultation and work with key civil rights groups, experts and policymakers to help us find the right path forward". The company plans to create a separate ad portal by the end of the year to limit how much these advertisers can micro-target their audience. HUD general counsel Paul Compton said in a statement: "Even as we confront new technologies, the fair housing laws enacted over half a century ago remain clear - ...

World News Book: Barbara Bush Blamed Trump for Her 'Heart Attack'
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A friend gifted the clock to Bush as a joke following Trump's 2016 victory, Page noted in an adaption of her book that USA Today published Wednesday. Four months prior, she said she still identified herself with the party. "'Angst, ' she told me", Page writes. "I mean, unbelievable. I don't know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly", she said in an interview with CBS News .

World News Bangladesh: Fire Breaks Out in Dhaka Office Building
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At least one person is seen falling. The fire started on the sixth or seventh floor shortly before 1 p.m. local time, according to the Dhaka Tribune , which cites Fire Service spokesperson Ataur Rahman. A major fire has broken out at an office building in Dhaka , Bangladesh . Three hospitals reported that six men and women had died or arrived with fatal injuries after jumping from the office block.

World News Betsy DeVos under fire for proposed plan to cut Special Olympics funding
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On Tuesday, as Pocan began to question DeVos about the Special Olympics specifically, she cut in: "Let me just say again we had to make some hard decisions with this budget". Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver on Wednesday pushed back against the proposed cut . "There are dozens of worthy nonprofits that support students and adults with disabilities that don't get a dime of federal grant money", the statement said.

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