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Papua New Guinea natural disaster death toll reaches 67 as aftershocks strike

Papua New Guinea natural disaster death toll reaches 67 as aftershocks strike

The national disaster centre in Port Moresby could not immediately be reached by telephone. No official government death toll has been released. The strong tremors hit a region already badly damaged by the magnitude 7.5 quake that struck on February 26, the largest to hit the seismically-active highlands in almost a century, triggering landslides, flattening buildings and closing oil and gas operations. Read More

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Even on North Korea, Trump Shifts Wildly

Even on North Korea, Trump Shifts Wildly

Trump, returning from his resort Mar-a-Lago in South Florida on Saturday after a meeting with big Republican donors, poked fun of himself, saying "I told them not to worry, nobody does self-deprecating better than I do". Moon has yet to accept Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang for what would be the third inter-Korean summit talks. The North Korean leader has met South Korean officials only once before. Read More

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White House on lock-down as man shoots self

White House on lock-down as man shoots self

Police, who have not disclosed any potential motives for Burgess' suicide, said they typically do not release the identities of suicide victims but chose to release Burgess' name because of the public nature of the shooting. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president had been briefed on the situation. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the White House were blocked off by police, which is routine in such incidents. Read More

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Imran Khan skips voting in Pak Senate elections

Imran Khan skips voting in Pak Senate elections

Imran Khan did not appear in the Parliament to vote in the Senate elections but came to a hotel to console his party leaders following the Senate elections. Khan said the politics of Karachi revolves around creation of conflicts and vowed to make Karachi again "city of lights". Imran Khan said police had been destroyed in Karachi , adding they would bring KPK police system in Karachi . Read More

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France tells Iran risks sanctions if ballistic missile issue not handled

France tells Iran risks sanctions if ballistic missile issue not handled

Le Drian, however, has said that without an end to ballistic missile tests by Iran, it will "always be suspected, with reason, of wanting to develop nuclear weapons". "France's concern over our missile programme is wrong", Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi told Fars. "Do we tell France how it should defend itself?" An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on March 4 that during his two-day visit to Tehran, Le Drian is due to meet with President Hassan Rohani and Foreign Minister ... Read More

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Three arrested following looting in west Dublin

Three arrested following looting in west Dublin

Gerard Buggle, 38, from Mac Uilliam Lane Tallaght, was charged with theft and the charge sheet claiming he stole four packs of LED lights, a candle holder and insoles for runners to the value of €70. It is understood Gardai have since arrested three men in connection with the incident and they are now being detained at nearby Garda station. "An incident room has been established". Read More

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EU Publishes First Draft Of Brexit Deal

EU Publishes First Draft Of Brexit Deal

The EU wants to avoid the creation of a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but until now no one has presented better alternatives than those presented by the EC, he indicated. The draft focuses on the "fallback option" which would mean that Ireland and Northern Ireland will have to remain aligned in many areas of trade and regulation, something that's a red line for May. Read More

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Mueller Team Probes Jared Kushner's Foreign Business Ties

Mueller Team Probes Jared Kushner's Foreign Business Ties

The Times , citing securities filings, said the loan was three times the size of the average property loan made by Apollo's real estate lending arm. A column by Maggie Haberman and Mark Landler claims President Donald Trump asked his chief of staff John Kelly for help in ousting first daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner from their advisory roles at the White House. Read More

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Slovak police free Italian men accused of journalist's murder

Slovak police free Italian men accused of journalist's murder

Marching behind a banner saying "An attack on journalists = an attack on all of us" and pictures of the two victims, most walked in silence and many carried candles. Prime Minister Fico, who is known for his attacks on the media, was urged by the secretary general of the Reporters Without Borders group to apologise to journalists when they met on Friday. Read More

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Saudi- Three Aid Workers Killed in Nigeria

Saudi- Three Aid Workers Killed in Nigeria

Humanitarian workers should never be a target. ABUJA, March 2 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters. Read More

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Vladimir Putin's threat to target allies unacceptable

Vladimir Putin's threat to target allies unacceptable

He added that the names for the two weapons had not yet been chosen and suggested the country's defence ministry could run a nationwide contest to pick the names. "No one in the world has anything like that", Putin said. Russian Federation claims to have developed new strategic weapons impervious to Western defences but experts believe any such development is unlikely to change the balance of global power. Read More

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Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu and Wife over Corruption

Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu and Wife over Corruption

Footage on Channel 2 News showed police arriving at the Prime Minister's house, and, separately, showed his wife, Sara Netanyahu, arriving for questioning at the police anti-corruption unit in the Israeli town of Lod. One of the two Netanyahu's confidants arrested last month has turned state witness and will reportedly incriminate him in the corruption allegations . Read More

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Czechs release Syrian Kurdish politician, angering Turkey

Czechs release Syrian Kurdish politician, angering Turkey

The Turkish government regards the PYD as an offshoot of the armed PKK group. "Turkey will continue to do its part to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people as it has until now", he said. The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said. Read More

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Strong Storm Brings Rain, Wind, & Coastal Flooding

Strong Storm Brings Rain, Wind, & Coastal Flooding

Authorities warned that gusting winds and driving rain could produce downed power lines, toppled trees and falling tree limbs. "This storm is going to change the coastline of New England", WBZ Meteorologist Danielle Niles said. The storm was expected to bring about a foot of snow to the interior parts of NY and the mountains. Historically high tides sent dumpsters floating down streets in Boston, and similar trouble may be on the way on Friday and throughout the weekend. Read More

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UN Spokesman: Only 2 Flee Eastern Ghouta Despite Ceasefire

UN Spokesman: Only 2 Flee Eastern Ghouta Despite Ceasefire

The recent death toll in Eastern Ghouta has reportedly been among the highest registered in the past seven years of conflict. We therefore support the call for the Commission of Inquiry to immediately investigate the events in Eastern Ghouta, but urge that it also be requested to submit the results of its investigation to the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council, and that its evidence and findings be provided to the IIIM. Read More

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Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

The New York Times first reported on the termination of Winston Wolkoff's White House contract. The New York Times reported Monday that the first lady's office had made a decision to sever this contract - a dismissal purportedly triggered by "displeasure from the Trumps" over news that Wolkoff's company had been paid nearly $26 million to plan events for the presidential inauguration past year. Read More

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Pakistan's ousted PM's brother inches closer to power with party vote

Pakistan's ousted PM's brother inches closer to power with party vote

The proposal to make Sharif was moved by PML-N Chairman Raja Zafarul Haq, Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi and Shahbaz. The meeting was called following a Supreme Court ruling ordering the removal of Nawaz Sharif as party chief. Nawaz Sharif referred to his disqualification and said that such decisions insulted the public mandate, which had become apparent in the form of millions of votes. Read More

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Nine civilians killed in Saudi-led air strike attacks in Yemen

Nine civilians killed in Saudi-led air strike attacks in Yemen

Eleven of the 15 states on the council voted in favor of the condemnation, however, Russian Federation was able to veto the resolution with its vote as it is one of the five permanent member of the Security Council. At least nine Yemeni civilians were killed and several others injured by Saudi-led airstrikes in two provinces of the war-torn Yemen on Wednesday, medical officials told Xinhua. Read More

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Saudi Arabia to allow women in military positions

Saudi Arabia to allow women in military positions

The reshuffle also came hours after six Yemeni soldiers, allied with Riyadh , were killed in friendly fire by the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen. Prince Mohammad bin Salman has also served as first deputy prime minister since his ascension to being next-in-line for the throne last June and as minister of defense since January 2015. Read More

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Senate Democrats Seek One More For Net Neutrality Vote

Senate Democrats Seek One More For Net Neutrality Vote

But with a majority vote, members of Congress can invoke the Congressional Review Act , which allows the politicians to overrule the FCC's rules, "within 60 days after Congress receives the rule". And then it will have yet another hurdle. The FCC approved the "Restoring Internet Freedom" proposal , which called for repealing Obama-era standards that subjected internet providers to Title II utility-style regulations, on a 3-to-2 vote during its December 14 open meeting. Read More

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North Korea general wraps up controversial visit to South

North Korea general wraps up controversial visit to South

Kim is suspected of masterminding and ordering the attack on South Korea's Cheonan warship in 2010, which sank and left 46 people dead. The nuclear-armed North has gone on a charm offensive in connection with the Olympics, sending athletes, cheerleaders and performers to the Games, with leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong attending the opening ceremony. Read More

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