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Erdogan sees win in local votes, but loses mayoralty of Turkey's capital

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost the mayoral race in the capital Ankara to Turkey's secular opposition as the country staged pivotal local elections. Indicative pricing showed Turkey's lira falling as much at 1 percent against the dollar in early Sydney trade, before recouping losses to less than 0.1 percent as of 12:25 a.m.in Istanbul. Read More »

Georgia's 'Uneasy Truce' On Abortion Ends

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Judd Apatow has said he will no longer make films and television shows in the USA state of Georgia if a strict abortion law is enacted there. Moreover, A signed a letter is sent to Georgia Gov. "With our partners, we are working to stop this bill in the Senate". Other prominent advocates - from Stacey Abrams, a rising star on the left who unsuccessfully ran for Georgia governor in 2018, to Hollywood activists like Alyssa Milano - took to social media throughout the week, asking ... Read More »

Japan names new imperial era Reiwa

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Usually, a new era is revealed only when one emperor has died and his successor has taken the throne. The name comes from an 8th-century anthology of Japanese poetry "Man'yōshū", according to Japan Forward . The 85-year-old Akihito is set to relinquish the Chrysanthemum throne on April 30, the first such abdication in about 200 years. The name selection procedure started in mid-March when Suga asked a handful of unidentified scholars to nominate two to five era names each. Read More »

Venezuela bans Juan Guaido from running for office for 15 years

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Appearing on state-run broadcaster VTV, state comptroller Elvis Amoroso said Guaido would be barred from seeking public office for 15 years due to alleged inconsistencies in his personal financial disclosures. It stated "overview of Priority Humanitarian Needs" in Venezuela. Months of increasingly tough USA sanctions, coupled with mismanagement by Maduro's regime as it took over businesses and key sectors of the economy, and also corruption and many years of infrastructure ... Read More »

Turkey's opposition says has won in Istanbul, lead too big to close

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Nationwide, AKP remains the largest party with 45 per cent of the vote, according to partial results released by Anadolu state news agency with 91 per cent of ballot boxes opened. Voters are to elect scores of mayors, municipal councils and other local officials. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prides himself as a builder and manager of cities. Read More »

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for a 'more active' government role in regulating internet

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His comments come after Facebook announced it would ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on the platform in the wake of the Christchurch shooting . When privacy became demands for tighter regulation of Facebook louder, after about a year ago, the scandal of the Cambridge Analytica broke out. Facebook implemented a number of regulations on itself in the past few years, including reviewing ads and requiring political ads to disclose who paid for ... Read More »

Arab leaders to seek UNSC resolution against USA decision on Golan Heights

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Arab leaders papered over long-running regional rivalries on Sunday to condemn a USA move to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights and said stability in the Middle East hinged on creating a Palestinian state. Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Saturday that Arab ministers had voiced support in a preparatory meeting for a declaration that Trump's Golan move violates the U.N. Read More »

Erdogan's Alliance Set to Lose Ankara as Fight Brews in Istanbul

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The voting was marred by scattered election violence that killed at least two people and injured dozens of others across Turkey. As authorities again scrambled to shore up the lira over the past week, Erdogan cast the country's economic woes as resulting from attacks by the West, saying Turkey would overcome its troubles and adding he was "the boss" of the economy. Read More »

PM should 'look closely' at customs union Brexit, says minister

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The protest march which started on March 16 in Sunderland, north east England, finishes on Friday March 29 in Parliament Square, London, on what was the original date for Brexit to happen before the recent extension. Conservatives continue to shoot down election talk and May faces pressure to quit. But Brexit cuts across traditional political lines. Labour are on 41 per cent with the Conservatives on 36 per cent. Read More »

Percent Doubt Trump Was Cleared by Mueller

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Hanson began by declaring as "fact" that the Mueller report will eventually be released, but insisted that "hysterical" people made special counsel Robert Mueller "into a saint" while the investigation was underway but have now made Barr "into a sinner" over the lack of transparency thus far about Mueller's findings . Read More »

The Logic Of Annexation: Israel And The Golan Heights

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Lebanon says the zone is Lebanese territory while Israel considers it part of the Golan. Last week, Trump chose to formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the region, drawing worldwide criticism and rejection of the move. "One of the most unsafe forms of terrorism and extremism is what Iran practises through its blatant interference in Arab affairs, and its militias. Read More »

Chandler Police Release Video Of Removal Of Sick Child From Home

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The doctor, who practices alternative medicine, reportedly instructed Beck to take the boy to the emergency room , as he believed he was showing signs of meningitis. "The doctor chose to use DCS to remove the child and DCS chose to use the police and the police chose to use the SWAT team", said Townsend. The CPD said their "Special Victims Unit conducted a follow-up investigation and found probable cause to charge each parent with one count of Child Abuse", with their report noting messy ... Read More »

Tourist dies trying to take photo at Grand Canyon

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He had been travelling with a tour group from Hong Kong, which led to an initial report that he was from there. Park spokesman David Leibowitz revealed that the man was part of a tour group, which visited the popular tourist spot on the Hualapai reservation situated just outside the boundaries of the national park. Read More »

SC college student found dead after being reported missing

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That's when her friends contacted police, according to a report. Police said they found blood and a cell phone in the back seat of the auto that both turned out to belong to Josephson. "The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses", he wrote. Read More »

Seven dead as fire engulfs office block

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In Bangladesh , the death toll from the fire at a high-rise office building in the capital has risen to 25. Late on Thursday, Sikder said the fire was "put out completely" but rescue teams were still searching the building for any further victims or anyone still trapped. Read More »

UK Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit agreement

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The Political Declaration is a shorter, 26-page document setting out the UK's aspirations for future relations with the EU. Across the Channel, the European Union's 27 leaders are primed for another crisis summit on April 10 - just two days before the current Brexit deadline. Read More »

U.S. urges Philippines to let arrested journalist 'operate freely'

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The CEO of upstart media company Rappler was later charged with violating the anti-dummy law, legislation related to securities fraud. Philippine authorities arrested Ressa in February on an internet libel charge, which sparked worldwide condemnation and allegations that she was being targeted for Rappler's critical stance on Duterte . Read More »

Trump, Moon to satisfy in April amid Pyongyang deadlock

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US President Donald Trump will host his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in next month, Seoul said on Friday. But there have been no reports that North Korea is preparing for a long-range rocket launch or a nuclear test anytime soon. Some experts say North Korea still hopes to keep diplomacy with the United States alive because it is desperate to win sanctions relief to revive its trouble economy. Read More »

OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to 'vilify'

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NY says the defendants pushed doctors to issue prescriptions, lied about the risk of addiction and ignored red flags from suspicious pharmacies. "The Guggenheim Museum in NY and the Tate museum in London announced this week they won't accept any further Sackler donations". Read More »

Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversary

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He had been looking for work and food for his family when he became one of dozens of children killed by the Israeli army during the Great March of Return protests. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited troops concentrated around the Gaza Strip on Thursday. One woman at the protests on Friday, who gave her name only as Um Ahmed, 42, told +972 Magazine said she wanted the world to know Gaza will not be broken by anyone. Read More »

New Zealand holds memorial for mosque attack victims

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern , who wore an indigenous Maori cloak, said the world had been stuck in a vicious cycle of extremism that must end. "We are at such a point in our history", said Reddy, adding "The best weapons against the senseless and vile politics of hate are to be found within each and every one of us". Read More »

Theresa May desperate to avoid long Brexit delay in today's vote

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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, replying to a journalist asking if they might abstain on May's deal, said: "The DUP do not abstain on the Union". To see the deal passed May will likely have to secure the support of the DUP, who have continued to oppose her deal, and the 34 Conservative MPs that voted against the deal, as Labour look set to continue to reject it. Read More »

Gaza, Israel brace for mass border demos

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It says he was hit in the head by shrapnel. Thousands of Jordanians have protested against the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and against the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Read More »

#EarthHour: City encourages residents to be part of the switch | Cape Times

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It is not a simultaneous event and the Earth Hour time depends on your local time, and the participants around the world will switch off lights when it is 8:30pm in their local time. What can I do during the Earth hour? He added that Earth Hour was a reminder that individual actions, as well as actions of the global community, could prove to be a "milestone to transform the climate challenges and protect the generations to come". Read More »

White House warns Russian Federation over troops in Venezuela, threatens sanctions

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National security adviser John Bolton issued a statement Friday morning condemning Maduro's recent crackdowns against widespread dissent, days after the Russian military deployed nearly 100 troops and 35 tons of cargo to Caracas in support of the embattled government - a move Moscow dismissed as "nothing mysterious" but which the White House appears to consider escalatory. Read More »

Linda McMahon plans to resign as SBA administrator

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The story also states that McMahon is scheduled to visit Trump as his Mar-a-Lago private club in Florida this weekend. Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Eliana Johnson report McMahon is expected to join a pro-Trump super PAC in a "senior capacity as the president ramps up his 2020 re-election efforts". Read More »

European Union leaders to meet on Brexit on April 10: Donald Tusk

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The deal was defeated by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58, which is narrower than the two previous attempts which resulted in defeat by 240 votes and 149 votes. -UK bilateral trade deal . If the government wins the vote, it believes it will have satisfied the conditions set by the European Union in order to delay Britain's exit from the bloc until May 22. Read More »

US hoax caller gets 20 years after innocent man fatally shot

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation recognised swatting as an emerging threat as early as 2008, noting it had become commonplace among gamers. When the Witchita gamer noticed Barriss stalking him online, he dared Barriss to carry out the " swat " in messages sent over the internet. Read More »

Canadians in Britain warned of possible ‘acts of violence’ linked to Brexit

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The prime minister said the outcome was "a matter of profound regret", adding that "I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House". Lawmakers to vote on alternatives to May's Brexit deal. I think British politics need a revolution. "So I guess I'd say if you're going to hold a second referendum and 'remain" wins, they ought to hold a third referendum and call it best two out of three", Bolton stressed. Read More »

Liberals to put One Nation below Labor on how-to-vote cards

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally relented earlier today and confirmed the party would preference One Nation below both Labor and the Greens , but stopped well short of confirming they'd be last on the Liberal's ticket. He again appealed to One Nation voters that the solution to their concerns didn't lie with the minor party. The Nationals are yet to decide where they will preference One Nation with Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie saying on Thursday that the decision was a ... Read More »