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A park ranger’s selfie with two orphaned gorillas goes viral

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After the image began gaining widespread attention online, park officials took to Instagram to verify the photo and share more background on the sensational moment. Innocent Mburanumwe, deputy director of Virunga National Park, told BBC Newsday that, in the picture, the apes look like humans, "like soldiers saluting a flag". Read More »

Elizabeth Warren proposes wiping out student loan debt

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According to the details provided by Warren, her student debt cancelation plan has a one-off price tag of $640 billion to the government. It would also cancel some debt for those with household incomes between $100,000 and $250,000. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, has proposed the College for All Act, for instance, a cost-sharing program that would send $47 billion a year to states who agree to increase their higher-education funding. Read More »

Scotland to be hotter than Morocco today as country continues to sizzle

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Britain could see a record-breaking Easter weekend , with temperatures on track to break national records. It comes after Easter Saturday became the warmest day of the year so far when the temperature hit 25.5C in Gosport, Hampshire. Some rain in north-west Scotland on Saturday was the exception. Roberts said cloud and rain would disappear by Monday. In Northern Ireland, temperatures reached a height of 21.4°C and in Wales things heated up to 23.5°C. Read More »

Labour Party must back another referendum on Brexit says Tom Watson

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The country will now not withdraw from the bloc potentially until Oct 31, prolonging the political uncertainty, to the dismay of business leaders. The prime minister, who will chair cabinet on Tuesday morning as talks restart with Labour on the possibility of a Brexit compromise , is also set to face a no-confidence motion from Conservative members. Read More »

Christians in Rapid City celebrate Easter Sunday

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Meanwhile, the city police, along with intelligence officials, have alerted all the State's police units to take precautionary measures and thwart any untoward incidents. In the faith, Jesus is the son of God, who was sinless. They urged Christians to shun the devil and do well as there is life after death. The Balogun General of Epe, Chief Lanre Razak, has urged Christians to imbibe the virtues of love, faith, trust, selflessness and perseverance demonstrated by Jesus Christ, in order to ... Read More »

Over 200 Killed After Explosions in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka lies off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. "During the 30-year terrorist war there were indiscriminate attacks on all institutions, they (the Tamil Tigers) did not spare any in their path towards a separatist state, but we were victorious in defeating terrorism", he added. Read More »

Ukrainians react as comedian wins presidential election

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He swiftly conceded defeat and congratulated Zelkensky. Mr Poroshenko campaigned on the same promise he made when he was elected in 2014: to lead the nation of 42 million into the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. There was no immediate comment from President Vladimir Putin. "People showed that they want change", 28-year-old Karina told AFP. In a case of life imitating art, the comedian who stars as the fictional head of state has upended Ukraine's political ... Read More »

Christians fill pews across Hudson Valley during Easter

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It is also an opportunity to recognize the foundational contributions Christian Canadians of all backgrounds have and continue to make in Canada. He was buried in a tomb and the tomb was guarded and an enormous stone put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body. Read More »

Five dead as buildings collapse in Philippine quake

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Media reported some structures had collapsed and the Clark International Airport , a former USA military base, had suffered some damage and had closed. There were too many people going down the stairs, so we waited for our turn. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila , at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). Read More »

Armed border militia member accused of detaining migrants arrested in New Mexico

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins , 69, of Flora Vista, New Mexico , was arrested for allegedly being a felon in possession of a weapon, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Hopkins was previously arrested in OR in 2006 on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More »

GoFundMe Campaign Raises $1M for Black Churches Burned in Louisiana

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On April 15, Holden Matthews pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson as well as three hate crime charges prosecutors filed the same day, according to CBS News . Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - in St. Landry Parish , a county about 60 miles (97 km) west of Baton Rouge, burned down between March 26 and April 4. Read More »

Tripoli forces repel Libyan National Army push on the capital

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Most of the global community has urged for a peaceful resolution to the intense fighting which has ensued in the African nation for long. At least 2,000 people protested on Tripoli's central Martyrs' Square on Friday against Haftar and his offensive , with some criticising Trump's call to the warlord who launched a campaign from his eastern Libyan base to take Tripoli, disregarding a United Nations peace initiative to bring all parties in the Libyan conflict to the table. Read More »

Sri Lanka attacks: 3 children of Scotland's biggest landowner Anders Povlsen killed

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The Danish businessman published an open letter about his plans to "rewild" his vast estates in Scotland , where he is the biggest private landowner. It is to be mentioned here that authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Read More »

Islamic State claims Kabul attack that killed 7

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The Taliban issued a statement denying they were behind the attack, the latest in a series of militant attacks that have killed hundreds of people in Kabul over recent years. The explosion, in one of the main commercial areas of the city, was also close to the heavily fortified Serena hotel, one of the very few Kabul hotels still used by foreign visitors. Read More »

Briton killed in Kajuru attack

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Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted. The British High Commission in a statement by the Head of Communications, Policy and Corporate Lead, Department for International Development, David Smith, in Abuja on Sunday, explained that the deceased Briton's next-of-kin had been notified. Read More »

Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after report

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Sanders told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night that she was wrong to use the word "countless", but did say it was "not untrue" that "a number of current and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agents agreed with the president" about Comey while referring to him as a "disgraced leaker". Read More »

Woman killed in Northern Ireland 'terrorist incident'

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It happened as police came under attack. Police said McKee was hit when a gunman opened fire in the direction of officers. It is 21 years since the Good Friday Agreement but the Foyle Assembly member said people had become far too casual about the risk posed by political vacuum. Read More »

Large Sums Of Cash Found In Al-Bashir's Home

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Burhan said a team of police, army and security agents found a cash haul including €7-million, $350 000 and five billion Sudanese pounds ($105-million) during a search at Bashir's home. He said that since the ouster of Bashir, the military council has held two rounds of talks with the protest leaders. "We agreed to continue negotiations to reach a solution that satisfies both the sides, so that the transfer of power will happen in a peaceful way". Read More »

More Than 750 Arrested At Climate Change Protests In London

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At least two members of the Sheffield branch of climate campaign group Extinction Rebellion have been arrested as protests continue in London . The far-left environmentalist group - which wants to halt all greenhouse gas emissions in six years, hand over political decision making to a "citizens' assembly" devoted to climate justice, and for the government to declare an "ecological emergency" - also used the church's toilets, showers, and kitchen, and accessed the church's electricity ... Read More »

News Read Robert Mueller's full report here, minus the redactions of course

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The chair of the House Judiciary Committee held a Thursday afternoon press conference following the public release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report . Flynn tasked multiple people with carrying out Trump's wishes, including Barbara Ledeen, wife of former government-security consultant and prominent neoconservative Michael Ledeen, as well as investment adviser and Republican activist Peter Smith. Read More »

Sarah Sanders reiterates Comey claims despite admitting to lying

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Trump continued to insist that the 448-page report cleared him of any wrongdoing. Sanders stood by her claim, despite admitting to Mueller that it was " not founded on anything ". When Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, privately pointed out that the denial was untrue, the future president said "why mention it if it is not a deal?" the report said. Read More »

Mali prime minister, government resign over Fulani killings

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Lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties had a submitted a no confidence motion against the government on Wednesday. In an address Tuesday, Keita said he had "heard all the anger, decoded all the signals, understood all the messages" from around the country. Read More »

At least 42 dead in Sri Lanka church, hotel blasts, say police

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In just one church, St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo , more than 50 people had been killed, a police official said, with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof. He said he had been to two of the attacked hotels and was at the scene at St Anthony's Shrine and described "horrible scenes". He said a number of injured were carried in ambulances. Read More »

Paris Police Fire Tear Gas As Yellow Vest Protests Escalate

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Security was extra-high in Paris as authorities braced for resurgent yellow vest anger. Though all French polls show that Macron's popularity has remain depressed since a tax rise on retirees previous year, they suggest his party may be ahead in May 26 European Parliament elections, with the far-right party of Marine Le Pen, the National Rally, not far behind. Read More »

Independence of judiciary under threat, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

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Gogoi said that since he was to hear important cases next week, this was an attempt to dissuade him from hearing the important matters. I will not give in. Justice Gogoi along with Justices J Chelameswar, Kurian Joseph and M B Lokur, all three since retired, held the press conference, virtually revolting against then Chief Justice Dipak Misra by levelling a litany of allegations. Read More »

N.Korea didn’t test ballistic missile

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He did not directly answer a question on whether the weapon was a new capability. "Also there's no change to our posture or to our operations", he said. News of Wednesday's test raised concerns around the world due to the fact that Pyongyang announced last month that it was considering breaking off negotiations with Washington and resuming its ballistic missiles tests after 15 months. Read More »

Mike Huckabee, CNN Analyst Clash Over Sarah Sanders

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I have to have security because of being called fake and all sorts of things from that White House. Sanders' claim on 10 May 2017, the day after Comey was sacked, that "countless members of the FBI " opposed Comey was "a slip of the tongue", Sanders told the special counsel's office in an interview past year. Read More »

Kansas zoo keeper hospitalized after attack by tiger

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Despite the attack, Wiley said there is no plan to euthanize the tiger, one among a rare, dwindling and endangered species. Police are investigating a report of a person attacked by a tiger at the Topeka Zoo. The site reports that Shawnee County Dispatch were called just after 9.30am local time following reports of a tiger attack. Zoo officials said they did not plan any repercussions for Sanjiv. Read More »

Only Congress can hold Trump accountable

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The tome runs to more than 400 pages. The report - which landed as the United States dives into the ferment of a bitter presidential campaign - supports Trump's repeated assertions that he never colluded with Russian intelligence efforts to tilt the 2016 election in his favor. Read More »