• Ethiopian Airlines crash: 8 Americans among 157 killed
Ethiopian Airlines crash: 8 Americans among 157 killed

It was the second crash involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months, after the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in which 189 people died in October. But much more about Sunday's crash remains unclear - including crucial questions over what caused the jet to go down. Its shares fell 6.1 per cent on Tuesday, bringing losses to 11.15 per cent...

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  • What today links Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram
What today links Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

A report from IsitDownrRghtNow.com , a web traffic monitoring site, is reporting that the social media giant is "DOWN for everyone". Users were reporting the issues on Twitter and the reports were also appearing on the website Down Detector .

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  • Australian Cardinal George Pell gets 6 years for sexually abusing choirboys
Australian Cardinal George Pell gets 6 years for sexually abusing choirboys

County Court of Victoria Chief Judge Peter Kidd begins sentencing the "otherwise blameless" George Pell for five sexual abuse offences against two choirboys in the 1990s . State and federal inquiries would later find it to be one of the Catholic dioceses worst-affected by cases of abuse, though none of the complaints against Pell stem from his...

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  • United Kingdom strips 2 more IS brides' citizenship
United Kingdom strips 2 more IS brides' citizenship

Ms Begum, who fled London to join the terror group aged 15, had earlier begged to return to the United Kingdom with her boy, but Mr Javid revoked her passport amid fierce public debate. Javid's decision to strip the teenager of her British citizenship triggered a ferocious debate over whether she should be allowed to return and raised questions...

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  • Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo
Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo

She was treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital with "stable, non-life-threatening injuries", Gilleland said . The woman, whose identity has not been released, also made an apparent effort to remove blame from the animal, saying she was not "attacked".

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  • Meghalaya to vote on April 11, results on May 23
Meghalaya to vote on April 11, results on May 23

Mir said it was a golden chance for the Centre to hold assembly elections to give an elected government to the people, as all political parties favoured simultaneously elections in the state. Since the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has been dissolved, the EC is bound to hold fresh polls there as well within a six-month period, which will end in May.

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  • Brexit in peril if PM May's deal is rejected: foreign minister Hunt
Brexit in peril if PM May's deal is rejected: foreign minister Hunt

She has also been trying to win over Labour MPs from leave-voting constituencies with a 1.6 billion pounds ($2.1bn) fund and promises of more workers' rights. The EU is preparing for a delay to Brexit of at least a year, senior officials and diplomats have said. "Benjamin Franklin said of the US Constitution, "I vote for this with all its faults"...

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  • Liar, liar: Trump & Cohen exchange insults about supposed request for formal pardon
Liar, liar: Trump & Cohen exchange insults about supposed request for formal pardon

They say Cohen was truthful, while Trump says it's a lie; they say Cohen never personally asked for a pardon, while Trump says that is a lie. The move comes after Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis , confirmed on Thursday that Cohen's previous lawyer had sounded out a president's team about the possibility of a pardon before his ho...

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  • Schumer says Trump's claims of 'anti-Jewish' Democrats have 'redefined chutzpah'
Schumer says Trump's claims of 'anti-Jewish' Democrats have 'redefined chutzpah'

He was referring to President Donald Trump's seeming inability a year earlier to explicitly condemn a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va. Pelosi said the broadening of the resolution didn't weaken it in her appearance with The Economic Club. David Rubenstein noted the criticism that it was watered-down from its original o...

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  • ME lawmakers consider bills to end time change in our state
ME lawmakers consider bills to end time change in our state

Hawaii observes Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) all year. But many states would like to stay in Daylight Saving time year-round, which would require congressional approval. Daylight saving time was created during World War I to decrease energy used for lights and help conserve energy supplies to help the war effort.

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  • Satellite Images Suggest Activity at N Korean Rocket Facility
Satellite Images Suggest Activity at N Korean Rocket Facility

North Korea's state media had initially responded to the failure of the Hanoi summit with a relatively upbeat stance, presenting the talks as having made progress, and predicting more to come in future negotiations. Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite . Sout...

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  • Trump today: Paul Manafort jailed
Trump today: Paul Manafort jailed

It was not related to Manafort's role in Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Manafort asked the judge for mercy at his sentencing for a host of financial crimes - conduct that could now earn the once high-flying political consultant years in prison.

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  • West Mids Police Meeting With Home Secretary Over Knife Crime
West Mids Police Meeting With Home Secretary Over Knife Crime

Theresa May's only public contribution to the debate over knife crime after two especially senseless murders at the weekend was a single television clip in which she insisted that there was " no direct correlation " between the rise in the violent use of knives and the fall in police numbers.

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  • North Korea Said to Be Rebuilding Structures at Rocket Site
North Korea Said to Be Rebuilding Structures at Rocket Site

The North began work to dismantle a missile engine test stand at Sohae past year after pledging to do so in a first summit with Trump in June. "Aside from the fact that ( North Korea ) has never tested an ICBM from Sohae - it's a space vehicle launch site - preparation for any launch would require a wide range of activities not observed in the ...

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  • In 2020 battleground state, looming Mueller report could hold dangers for Democrats
In 2020 battleground state, looming Mueller report could hold dangers for Democrats

The Democratic efforts increased this past week after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , appeared before two House committees and a Senate committee. He said Trump had over the years misrepresented his assets, raising the prospect his family's business could come under scrutiny for bank or insurance fraud.

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  • Delhi Most Polluted Capital, Gurugram Worst City: Greenpeace Study
Delhi Most Polluted Capital, Gurugram Worst City: Greenpeace Study

Shockingly - or maybe we really shouldn't be that surprised - India hosts 15 of the world's 20 most polluted cities . "Air pollution steals our livelihoods and our futures", Yeb Sano, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said in a statement .

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  • House Democrat predicts request for Trump tax returns in two weeks
House Democrat predicts request for Trump tax returns in two weeks

Trump's lawyers - including Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani and Joanna Hendon - dismissed the idea of a pardon at the time , the sources said , according to the Journal. Mueller is investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign conspired with Russia. Much remains uncertain - do Democrats try to get Trump's pers...

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  • South Carolina lottery winner claims record $877 million cash prize
South Carolina lottery winner claims record $877 million cash prize

The winning ticket was purchased between October 20 and 23 at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina . The unnamed person who bought that ticket reportedly let another customer ahead in line to buy a Mega Millions ticket. "A simple act of kindness led to an unbelievable outcome", the statement said. " South Carolina is one of eight s...

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  • Democrats' goal in Trump probe: proving obstruction, collusion
Democrats' goal in Trump probe: proving obstruction, collusion

In a speech laced with sarcasm and his characteristic "off script" style, US President Donald Trump targeted special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and Democrat lawmakers at a conservative conference on Saturday.

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  • McConnell: Enough Senate votes to reject Trump's wall move
McConnell: Enough Senate votes to reject Trump's wall move

Paul joins three Senate Republicans - Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina - who have already said they will vote with Democrats in opposition to the president's actions. Assuming all 47 Democrats and their independent allies go against Trump, that would give opponents of the emergency declar...

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  • Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea
Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

Speaking at a press conference after the summit, the US president said he believed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had no knowledge of Warmbier's treatment, who was returned to the U.S.in a coma and died shortly after. Since taking office, Trump has repeatedly complained about the military drills, saying they are too costly and the USA...

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  • Congressional panel launches sweeping probe into Trump
Congressional panel launches sweeping probe into Trump

The information gathered by the Judiciary Committee, along with that in the yet-to-be-released report by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump campaign links to Russian Federation and obstruction allegations, could form the basis of impeachment proceedings against Trump.

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  • Two young California sisters found alive
Two young California sisters found alive

She was last seen wearing a dark grey hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots. "The mother said, 'No.' And then in the course of getting things ready and stuff, she noticed they were missing around 3 o'clock", Honsal said. Rescuers were hopeful about finding the girls Saturday after they came across prints from the girls' rubber boots and wr...

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  • Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths
Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

On Saturday, the OIC adopted a resolution on Kashmir , attacking India for "indiscriminate use of force against innocent Kashmiris" and also praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for sending back Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman , who was captured after an aerial encounter on Wednesday.

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  • Snowbound Man Survives for 5 Days on Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets
Snowbound Man Survives for 5 Days on Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets

Jeremy Taylor told authorities that he and his dog survived by eating packets of taco sauce as they were trapped by snow in his vehicle for five days. An Oregon Water Resouce SnowCat with one DCSO SAR member responded to the location and made contact with Jeremy and his dog Allie. In a post on Facebook hours later, Taylor wrote: 'Thank you ever...

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