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At least 11 wounded in Somalia Al-Shabaab claimed attack

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Attack ends on a government building in Somalia's capital Mogadishu , police say, adding those killed also include deputy labour minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla. The al-Qaida-linked Al Shabab frequently carries out suicide bombings targeting public places and government offices. The US military has carried out a number of deadly air strikes in recent months against Al Shabab, which now operates mostly from rural areas in the country's south. Read More »

Trump, lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russian Federation report

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Mueller submitted a confidential report to Attorney-General William Barr , who is reviewing the document and has notified congressional leaders that he will soon send them a summary of Mueller's "principal conclusions ". The March 24 Justice Department letter also says evidence gathered by Mueller is "not sufficient to establish" that Trump committed obstruction of justice. Read More »

Netanyahu to meet Trump, Golan Heights recognition expected

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According to al-Marsad, a human rights organization based in the Golan Heights, Israeli authorities have established 34 settlements in the Golan Heights, housing at least 26,000 settlers, in violation of global humanitarian law. AIPAC is an important venue for Netanyahu to address loyalists. Trump relies on pro-Israel evangelical Christians as part of his electoral base and has moved United States policy firmly in Israel's favour. Read More »

Kremlin has not yet studied the report on results of Mueller’s investigation

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Barr said he hoped to make public a summary of its "principal conclusions " over the weekend and a person familiar with the matter said it was expected to come out on Sunday. Many of Trump's opponents accused him of obstructing the Russian Federation probe when he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. "This was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at their other side". Read More »

Israel Strikes Gaza After Border Bombs

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The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it was treating six of the building's occupants for wounds. He said he would meet with President Donald Trump in the coming hours and then fly back immediately. The military said it was striking " terrorist targets ". Israel also closed its people and goods crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip and reduced the zone in the Mediterranean it allows for Palestinian fishermen off the enclave, a statement said. Read More »

Thailand election: Pro-military political party takes lead

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Despite that, analysts had not expected the army-linked Phalang Pracharat party to win the popular vote, given mounting anger at junta rule and the enduring popularity of Pheu Thai - the party of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. "While this seems to leave the political situation in a non-conclusive state ... the elections have gone rather smoothly", said Kobsidthi Silpachai, head of capital markets research of Kasikornbank. Read More »

Indonesia busts Russian smuggling drugged orangutan

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The two-year-old male animal was found sedated in a rattan basket during a security check at the island's airport, reports the BBC. He said Zhestkov told authorities he fed the orangutan allergy pills mixed with milk, causing the animal to lose consciousness for up to three hours. Read More »

David Lidington dismisses speculation he could replace Theresa May as PM

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Lidington also denied such reports. "I think if we were in any normal period in British politics, she would be long gone". "Changing prime minister wouldn't help us", he said Sunday. With May humiliated and weakened, ministers publicly downplayed any immediate threat to her leadership, insisting she is still in control and the best option is for parliament to ratify her Brexit deal. Read More »

U.S. Justice Department Releases Mueller Report Principal Conclusions

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The special counsel's conclusion - as relayed to Congress and the public by Attorney General William Barr - that the investigation did not establish that Trump's campaign conspired with Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 election lifted a dark cloud that's sat over his presidency since its earliest days. Read More »

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to remember Christchurch victims and protest racism

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The slaughter of 50 people at Friday prayers in two Christchurch mosques on March 15 shocked the normally laid-back country and prompted global horror, heightened by the gunman's cold-blooded live streaming of the massacre. At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand's worst. Read More »

UN Rights Forum Condemns Israeli Use Of Force Via Deadly Gaza Protests

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On the last day of the 40th session at the UN Geneva Office, the Council discussed the resolution against Israel submitted by Bahrain, Bolivia, Cuba, Pakistan, Senegal, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Palestine. Hundreds, including children and women , approached the border fence with Israel in front of each encampment and gathered meters and tens of meters away from the main border fence, burning tires and attempting to throw stones at the Israeli forces. Read More »

Man arrested in fierce subway attack

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Gomez, through a court-appointed attorney, said in court that he did not kick the woman and that the woman threatened him with a knife. The video was widely circulated online, leading to the arrest of the man. Somebody can be heard saying "f***ing stop" in the background before the man faces the camera and says , "Worldstar that my n*****". Police arrested a man following the March 10. Read More »

May Calls Emergency Closed-Door Brexit Meeting in UK Country House

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Pictures taken from the ground and air show the protesters dominating the famous streets of Britain's capital city. Protester Phoebe Poole, 18, who was not old enough to vote in the 2016 referendum, said young people had gone to the protest "because we feel like our future has been stolen from us". Read More »

Deputy killed, Kittitas officer injured in shooting

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He got out and exchanged gunfire with the sheriff's deputy and the police officer, Wade said. He was a great officer and family man. The Kittitas County Sheriff's office requested the Ellensburg Police Department to conduct the investigation into the incident. Read More »

French President Macron Urges EU to ‘Confront US, China’

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President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't see vehicle imports as a national security threat, even though he has considered using national security justifications to slap tariffs on foreign automobiles and auto parts. "We need to resolve this issue quickly and remove tariffs on everyday products for the sake of American businesses, workers and families", said Quach, a former United States trade official and current vice-president of worldwide trade at RILA, whose clients include Walmart, ... Read More »

Sydney Aiello, friend of U.S. school massacre victim, kills herself

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She graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, one month after the devastating shooting that killed 17 students and staff and shook the nation. "Sydney spent 19 years writing her story as a beloved daughter, sister and friend to many". "It's bad what happened". 'Killing yourself is not the answer, ' he added. Read More »

MoveOn tells 2020 candidates to skip AIPAC

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He cited the absence of the Democratic presidential candidates at AIPAC and a call by progressive activist group MoveOn for them to boycott the conference . "As she does every year, she will meet separately with her NY constituents". Former Rep. John Delaney also will not be attending this year, but a spokesman for his campaign said it was due to a scheduling conflict. Read More »

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

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He was charged in what prosecutors have called the "alleged execution of a domestic terrorist attack" that involved mailing 16 improvised explosive devices to 13 victims throughout the country. A native of New York City's Brooklyn borough and a registered Republican, Sayoc railed against Democrats, Muslims and liberals on Facebook and Twitter. Read More »

Why Facebook struck the Christchurch-Video, too late

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Now Facebook says it will reexamine how it reacts to live and recently aired videos. During the live broadcast, the service "did not get a single user report ", he wrote. "We have been profoundly shocked and outraged by the Christchurch terror attacks and their transmission on social media". Had it been flagged while the feed was live, Facebook said early Thursday, the social network might have moved faster to remove it. Read More »

Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

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Mozambique's death toll rose to 417 from 242, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia confirmed. ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says he is "deeply moved and concerned" about the plight of the victims of Cyclone Idai , a tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique , Zimbabwe and Malawi. Read More »

With time running short, what happens next on Brexit?

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European Union leaders arriving for a summit in Brussels said they wanted to help British Prime Minister Theresa May , who has asked to postpone Brexit, due on March 29, until June 30 because of Britain's political impasse. "But we also have to prepare for the possibility of that not happening, and then we will decide what to do if that happens". Next Thursday has been mooted as a possible date for an extraordinary European Council summit to find a last-minute solution if no agreement has ... Read More »

Trump vows to 'crush' remaining Islamic State group militants

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US-backed forces in Syria have announced the liberation of the last area held by Islamic State in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz, declaring victory over the extremist group and the end of its self-declared Islamic caliphate. In Syria, they seize sole control of the city of Raqqa after driving out rival Syrian rebel factions, and it becomes their de facto capital. SDF fighters last week expelled the last IS fighters who refused to surrender from an encampment on the edge of Baghouz ... Read More »

Norway evacuates 1,300 passengers from stricken cruise ship

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They said rescue attempts for the cruise ship were delayed as a effect, but all passengers and crew were deemed safe. A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast Saturday and is making plans to evacuate its 1,300 passengers and crew. Read More »

The whole world should take New Zealand as an example

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At least 49 people were killed and many people were wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings, which took place on March 15. Many women wore headscarves in New Zealand as a sign of support to the community, and a #headscarfforharmony movement was trending on Twitter . Read More »

Modi extends Pakistan Day wishes to PM Imran

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Imran Khan later tweeted: "I welcome PM Modi's message to our people". Mr Modi's words sounded similar to what Pakistani High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood said in his speech at a reception hosted by Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on the eve of Pakistan Day. Read More »

Venezuelan forces detain Guaido's chief of staff

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Guaido, 35, declared himself interim president on January 23 and has the backing of the United States and more than 50 other countries. The decision marks a two-front victory for the United States which is trying to oust Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro and to reduce Chinese influence in Latin America. Read More »

44 dead in blast at chemical plant in China

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A statement on its official social media account said the explosion originated at the Tianjiayi Chemical production facility and its cause was under investigation. According to RT , a spokesman for the Lianyungang City fire brigade confirmed that a fire fighting crew had been deployed to the scene but said, " the exact situation is still unclear ". Read More »

Citigroup to sell Venezuelan gold in setback to President Maduro

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The U.S. and dozens of other nations have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader as Maduro insists he is the target of a U.S. -orchestrated coup. Earlier this month, self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido reportedly approached Citibank urging them to block any attempts by Caracas to repurchase gold in order to "safeguard" Venezuelan peoples' riches until the opposition can get a hold of them. Read More »

Holika Dahan 2019: Wishes, images, greetings, WhatsApp stickers, quotes & GIF images

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This year Holika Dahan will be celebrated on March 20, a day before Holi . "Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi , the festival of colours ", tweeted the prime minister . Perhaps the most famous of these is The Legend of Holika and Prahlad, wherein Prahlada defeats his father Hiranyakashipu, a demon king, and Holika , a female demon, ruling in his father's place and worshiping the Hindu god, Lord Vishnu. Read More »