• Police recover auto of family feared dead in Tweed River
Police recover auto of family feared dead in Tweed River

An eight-year-old girl was also in the auto but managed to escape and alert a passerby. Police confirmed the bodies of the three have been found in a submerged vehicle, about 5m from the riverbank. "At first we were going feet first, just pushing down to try and see if we could feel it with our feet". "Then we tried diving a couple of times but...

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  • India Rankings 2017: IISc Bangalore grabs top spot
India Rankings 2017: IISc Bangalore grabs top spot

The University of Hyderabad , which hit the headlines in 2016 over the suicide of its PhD student Rohith Vemula, has been ranked seventh in the lists of universities. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which was at the third position in the "universities" category past year, has been ranked second this time. "We want to make a policy announcement ...

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  • Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds
Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

And even though not all Planned Parenthood centers are equipped to perform abortions, the Republicans still want no federal funds going anywhere near this invaluable organization. The rule was enacted in the final full month of the Obama administration, giving lawmakers the opening to nullify it under the Congressional Review Act.

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  • Pence Casts 2nd Tie-Breaking Vote, on Measure Targeting Abortion Providers
Pence Casts 2nd Tie-Breaking Vote, on Measure Targeting Abortion Providers

Republicans vowed to undo the regulation, and in February, the House of Representatives voted to rescind it. The tally had been tied after two GOP senators, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, joined Democrats opposing the measure.

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  • Pro-lifers find great hope in Senate vote
Pro-lifers find great hope in Senate vote

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote , the U.S. Senate voted to overturn a recent federal regulation that has shielded Planned Parenthood from funding cuts. The Title X family-planning program whose funds the Senate vote moved to strip helps finance cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control, testing and treatment f...

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  • Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future
Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future

He said that "in the absence of any clear commitment to defend Gibraltar's interests by the Prime Minister, the door has been opened for the European Union to present it as a disputed territory". "There will be no negotiation over the status of Gibraltar ". Fox, who represents Gibraltar in the European Parliament, accused the institution's B...

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  • Months Before Election, Comey Wanted to Go Public on Russian Federation
Months Before Election, Comey Wanted to Go Public on Russian Federation

According to the report, Comey went to a situation room meeting in June or July and announced that he hoped to write an op-ed, presumably in a major newspaper, detailing Russian meddling in the elections. An op-ed wasn't a bad idea, but Comey could have also, you know, just approached a podium and given a statement to the public. For supporters o...

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  • German election: Merkel's CDU wins big in regional election
German election: Merkel's CDU wins big in regional election

Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to become Germany's longest serving chancellor by winning the fourth term as chancellor in September's election. The unorthodox move would also suggest relations between the two countries are even more strained than previously thought. He is credited with a revival in popular support for his party...

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  • Oil Price Rally Continues Despite Persisting US Supply Glut
Oil Price Rally Continues Despite Persisting US Supply Glut

May West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.14, or 2.4%, to settle at $49.51 a barrel. "If we see the prices go up as a result of any push from the producers. Increasing demand should help chip away at high levels of crude inventories, said Bob Yawger, director of the futures division at Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

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  • United Nations chief meets Iraqi leaders to support fight against IS
United Nations chief meets Iraqi leaders to support fight against IS

After his arrival in Baghdad, Guterres met with President Fuad Masum, parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi, and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to discuss the "dire humanitarian situation on the ground" as a result of the operation to oust Islamic State from their stronghold.

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  • White House invites lawmakers to view NSA material
White House invites lawmakers to view NSA material

The White House quickly embraced Nunes' revelations, saying they vindicated Trump's explosive and unverified claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. Spicer again declined to name who within the administration helped Nunes gain access to the White House complex, or who provided him with the information.

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  • British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit
British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit

Talking to the House of Commons after Article 50 was invoked, the prime minister reiterated that leaving the European Union presents a "unique opportunity" to "build a stronger, fairer, better Britain - a Britain our children and grandchildren are proud to call home".

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  • GST Bill passed: Congress alleges violation of Constitution, says BJP 'misled 'House
GST Bill passed: Congress alleges violation of Constitution, says BJP 'misled 'House

Speaking in the Lok Sabha debate earlier, Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily pointed out that it was the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government which brought in the GST bill. At the most, it will be one tax for a particular commodity and not all. However, the sale of land and buildings will be out of the purview of the new in...

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  • Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine
Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine

A Charleston-based Coast Guard cutter is returning to port after taking part in an operation that seized roughly 16 tons of cocaine off the Central and South American coasts. Fedor attributed the steady uptick to increased enforcement and more "capable assets" being deployed by the Coast Guard, but he also noted that "the United States is the bigge...

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  • III's Stock Plunged Toward 4-year Low After Disappointing Results, Outlook
III's Stock Plunged Toward 4-year Low After Disappointing Results, Outlook

Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 184,264 shares of the company's stock valued at $5,371,000 after buying an additional 10,308 shares in the last quarter. The forecast also includes the full year impact of the issuance of approximately 2.6 million shares of new G-III common stock to the seller of DKI. G-III Apparel Group has an average rating of Ho...

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  • Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired
Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired

Their subsequent failure to qualify for last summer's expanded 24-team European Championship is now being compounded by the previously unthinkable prospect of missing out on a second successive major tournament. "We can not say we are not able to get to the World Cup, because there are still some games to go", he said. Blind was informed of the d...

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  • Muslim women form human chain along Westminster Bridge after London attack
Muslim women form human chain along Westminster Bridge after London attack

She is so grateful and overwhelmed with you generosity and out pouring of love. As their trip was drawing to an end, the Cochrans had one final day in London , where they wanted to take in some of the city's most iconic sites - including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament .

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  • Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow
Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Mr Navalny was detained as he arrived to join the rally in central Moscow . News reports and social media reported demonstrations in large cities throughout the country including Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk. The Kremlin critic, who has announced his intention to run for president in next year's election, has been rallying supporters i...

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  • Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs
Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs

The Canadian company is allowed to build, connect, operate and maintain facilities in the border between United States and Canada for the transport of crude oil. Even without any action by President Donald Trump, Friday, March 24, 2017 would have been a marked day for environmental activists. Trump has a history about refusing to pay people for w...

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  • Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin
Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin

One of Russia's main news agencies Interfax tweeted: "BREAKING: The Kremlin announces a Russian bank will finance Marine Le Pen's electoral Le Pen". The Kremlin also looks favourably on Ms Le Pen , a BBC correspondent says. But given her anti-immigrant views and record of defending French colonialism in Africa, the visit didn't go down well wi...

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  • Israeli policeman suspended after beating Palestinian truck driver
Israeli policeman suspended after beating Palestinian truck driver

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday, citing an Israeli source familiar with the talks, that during his visit last week, Greenblatt made it clear that the Trump administration wants Israel to place substantial restrictions on construction in the settlements.

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  • Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Ukrainian capital
Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Ukrainian capital

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on social media that the killing was "an act of state terrorism" by Russian Federation, and said it was "no accident" that the murder took place hours after an explosion and fire destroyed a large munitions depot in eastern Ukraine, RFE/RL reports .

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  • 9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia
9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act passed by Congress was vetoed by former President Obama previous year. The papers claim Saudi Arabia raised and laundered money to support al Qaeda activities, funded terrorist training camps "where al Qaeda taught their hijackers the skills they used to carry out the september 11 attacks", and acti...

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  • United Kingdom retail sales rebound stronger than expected in Feb, outlook remains weak
United Kingdom retail sales rebound stronger than expected in Feb, outlook remains weak

Sales were expected to grow 0.3%. According to the latest retail sales report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS ), the total value of furniture and lighting sales fell by -2.8% in February 2017 but showed growth compared to January's fall of -7.6%, ending a two month decline.

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  • Former CIA chief: Trump should 'apologise' to Obama
Former CIA chief: Trump should 'apologise' to Obama

But Nunes, who served on Trump's transition team, joined the White House in seeking to shift attention away from the controversies by calling for investigations of leaks to the news media. The British intelligence agency flatly denied the claim it happened. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) ― said they saw nothing to support Trump's t...

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  • Malaysia confirms identity of Kim Jong-nam with DNA
Malaysia confirms identity of Kim Jong-nam with DNA

Kim died within 20 minutes of the attack, before reaching the hospital. "But they (North Korea) have to ask themselves if they have listened to previous demands by worldwide bodies", the minister said . It is reported that the North Korean workers are mainly in businesses including coal mining and construction. About 315 North Koreans are in Malay...

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  • Google to Simplify YouTube Advertiser Controls Amid Outcry Over Extremist Videos
Google to Simplify YouTube Advertiser Controls Amid Outcry Over Extremist Videos

British retailer Marks and Spencer became the latest company to remove its ads from Google this weekend for fear they will appear next to extremist content. Due to the problem with Google's ad placing policy, numerous well-known brands have pulled their ads. "We need to stand back and not roll from one issue to another", he added.

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  • Syria mosque airstrike kills dozens of civilians near Aleppo
Syria mosque airstrike kills dozens of civilians near Aleppo

ISIS had at one point held the area around al-Jineh as part of its push into the northwestern part of Aleppo , but appears to have been expelled. He showed reporters a USA military photo of the strike and said that "dozens" of al-Qaida militants who were meeting in the building were targeted and killed.

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  • Federal Judges Rule Against Trump's Revamped Travel Ban
Federal Judges Rule Against Trump's Revamped Travel Ban

Judge Robart had told the team that he meant to rule against their motion to apply the injunction they won against the first travel ban to the new, revised executive order, too. Government lawyers in Maryland argued that the updated version of the travel order had undergone substantial revisions and that it is necessary in the interests of ...

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  • Interpol 'red notice' issued for four North Koreans, says KL
Interpol 'red notice' issued for four North Koreans, says KL

Malaysia also placed a similar exit ban on North Koreans. North Korea has insisted that the man was Kim Chol, the name in the North Korean diplomatic passport he was travelling on. The police are also looking for seven North Koreans - three whom they believe are hiding in North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur and four others who allegedly hired...

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  • Dutch head to polls to vote on prime minister
Dutch head to polls to vote on prime minister

Against the backdrop of such a political landscape, it is clear now that the process of putting together a ruling coalition will be complex and will take a lot of time. However more than two dozen parties are running in the election. While VVD's position has not changed since previous Peil survey published on March 5, PVV has lost three potential...

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  • François Fillon charged with several offences linked to 'fake jobs' scandal
François Fillon charged with several offences linked to 'fake jobs' scandal

Fillon's lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment and there was no immediate comment from the candidate himself. Fillon has already survived attempts by members of his party to replace him as candidate, saying the investigators probing him are politically motivated.

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  • Jewish centers in US, Canada hit with fresh spate of bomb threats
Jewish centers in US, Canada hit with fresh spate of bomb threats

During previous "waves", dozens of threats were made to various Jewish centers, including 39 different threats made on February 27 alone. "People are anxious about whether to send their kids to school and attend programs, if they should come, what type of security there is, and just in general, about bomb threats and violence", said Tal Toubiana,...

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  • Turkey diplomatic spat could boost Erdogan referendum quest
Turkey diplomatic spat could boost Erdogan referendum quest

Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was expelled after being prevented from addressing a rally in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, AFP reported. A diplomatic row between the Dutch and Turkish government shows no sign of ebbing, with the Netherlands barring Turkey's foreign minister from entering the country and forcing the Turkish family-af...

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  • Pope Francis Considers Allowing Married Men to Be Priests
Pope Francis Considers Allowing Married Men to Be Priests

In 2014, Erwin Kräutler, the Bishop of Xingu in the Brazilian rainforest, said he had discussed the ordination of married men with Pope Francis. In 1980, Pope John Paul II chose to allow married men to become priests in limited circumstances, such as married former clergymen from the Episcopal Church.

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