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Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

And the coincidence that the Tar Heels have been on the other end of similar shots recently, like in the 2016 national championship and a wild December game against the Wildcats. Freshman forwards Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones seem likely to return along with 7-foot sophomore Isaac Humphries and 6-10 redshirt freshman Tai Wynyard. Read More

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Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

Former Liberal senator turned independent Cory Bernardi has organised a disallowance motion against the government's efforts and Mr Abbott on Tuesday said he would be very, very cautious about ratifying this treaty now. The meeting came just hours after China's Foreign Ministry called on Australia to approve the treaty. Fairfax Media revealed on Monday evening that Ms Bishop and Justice Minister Michael Keenan had stepped in to quell a backbench revolt over the looming ratification of the ... Read More

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Merkel rejects May's call for parallel talks on EU-UK ties

Merkel rejects May's call for parallel talks on EU-UK ties

She said: "I hope that the British government will also approach the talks in this spirit". "We want to avoid a return to a hard border between our two countries", she said. It is hard to see how the United Kingdom can impose immigration restrictions without facing some trade barriers. The Scottish people voted against Brexit by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent during the June 2016 referendum. Read More

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United Kingdom kicks off divorce from EU

The UK's partnership with the European Union has been hailed by some of the remaining 27 member states after Theresa May triggered Article 50. But Francois Hollande, outgoing president of France, has fired back at the United Kingdom, saying it will be "economically painful" for Britain. Read More

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Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

Trump's worldwide envoy, Jason Greenblatt, attended the summit and held talks with Abbas and the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Qatar. In a speech at the start of an Arab summit held beside the Dead Sea, King Abdullah said the kingdom's western neighbour Israel was wrecking the chances of peace by accelerating settlement building in occupied Palestinian territory. Read More

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Senate Republicans not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal

Senate Republicans not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal

Days after the House pulled a key health care bill , Schweikert said that big price hikes in Obamacare premiums must be dealt with as the Arizona market is "imploding". "If you think this is complicated and controversial, wait 'til we get into tax reform". But questions remain about how a party so divided on the policy aspects of the bill will be able to craft legislation that Republican moderates and hardline conservatives can all back. Read More

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Australia to potentially benefit from China's OBOR initiative

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), a landmark trade facilitation agreement between the two giant economies, was signed in December 2015. "We ran a trade deficit of tens of billions of USA dollars against Australia previous year". Blackmores saw its business in China surge from nearly zero five years ago to a volume accounting for 40 percent of its total business in 2016. Read More

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Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

While pressing Nunes for an answer, a reporter discussed how lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have raised doubts about the congressman and Trump transition team member's ability to lead an impartial investigation on the president. "Therefore, to the extent Ms. Yates needs consent to disclose the details of those communications to [the intelligence panel], she needs to consult with the White House'". Read More

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Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes

An Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria on Sunday that left one person dead, in what appeared to be the second cross-border attack in three days as tensions between the neighbors escalated over the weekend. Radwan Otoum, the Irbid governor, told the state news agency Petra that the missile parts caused only minor damage. When she went outside she found a small crater and a 3-meter-long (10-foot) cylinder. Read More

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3500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrested

The find netted 16 tons of cocaine, which has an estimated value of $420 million, officials said at a news conference at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Cutter Sherman, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, one case, about 1 ton. More the 30 suspected drug smugglers were arrested during the seizures and have been sent to various jurisdictions in the US for prosecution. Read More

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Iraq military: ISIS bomb, not United States airstrike, killed 200 civilians in Mosul

Iraq military: ISIS bomb, not United States airstrike, killed 200 civilians in Mosul

The announcement comes a day after Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, Votel's ground commander of American forces in Iraq and Syria , said the USA military likely played a role in the civilian deaths. "It sure looks like they were", Townsend said of the civilians trapped in the collapse. The UN said it also received reports of another 95 people killed in four western Mosul neighbourhoods between March 23-26. Read More

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South Korea Presidential Race Narrows as Election Set for May 9

South Korea Presidential Race Narrows as Election Set for May 9

She accepted responsibility for the events that culminated in the Constitutional Court on Friday upholding a parliamentary impeachment vote over an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the political and business elite. South Korea's first female president was impeached by parliament in December 2016 over a corruption scandal involving her close associate Choi Soon-sil. Read More

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Who is Khalid Masood, the British Parliament attacker?

They have appealed for any friends and associates of Masood to come forward to help them piece together his movements before the attack and any specific reasons for his actions. Masood lived for some time in Birmingham, a city with a large Muslim population and, over the past 20 years, home to 39 people convicted of terrorism-related crimes. Read More

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First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

The remark echoed then-First Lady Hillary Clinton's 1995 speech at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, in which she said that " women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights ". "Each one of these heroic women has an extraordinary own story of courage, which must inspire each of us to achieve more", she said. She has lived largely outside of the White House spotlight, remaining in NY with son, Barron, where she intends to stay until the end of the ... Read More

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Mother of two Aysha Frade among London terror attack victims

Mother of two Aysha Frade among London terror attack victims

Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father who worked on the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Squad has been hailed a hero for his actions. Pc Palmer was a fan of football club Charlton Athletic, where he held a season ticket. Commentators said the terror group has a record of opportunistically claiming attacks and said it was significant that the statement did not appear to claim it had directed the strike. Read More

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Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

He said that leaders of the Senate and House are close to reaching a final agreement to keep the government operating through the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, and suggested they didn't want to gum things up with Trump's request. Asked about including Southern border wall financing in the broader spending package, Sen. "That's just my view". Blunt is a member of the Senate GOP leadership team and a major player on health and human services accounts. Read More

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Ex-Christie Aide Gets Prison Time Over Bridgegate Scandal

He said he regretted not responding to the repeated calls for help from the Mayor of Fort Lee. Fort Lee officials said the the gridlock impeded the search for a missing 4-year-old and the response to a cardiac arrest. "We're going to be looking at all those things at the federal government level and what the states are doing and come back to the president with recommendations about how to address this problem and give some hope to families who are being torn apart by this problem across the ... Read More

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Congress Party Opposes The GST Bills in Present form in Lok Sabha

Congress Party Opposes The GST Bills in Present form in Lok Sabha

The government intends to roll out GST on July 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the fellow citizens on the passage of all the four GST bills in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday (March 29). According to him, the GST Council, which has been given the power to decide tax rates, is impeding on the Parliament's legislative powers. The finance minister said the GST Council was working on the basis of consensus and slowly all items will come within the ambit of the new indirect ... Read More

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N Korea missile test fails: US, South Korea

N Korea missile test fails: US, South Korea

He denounced joint annual military exercises now being carried out by the United States and South Korea on the divided peninsula. The launch comes a day after Kim Jong Un's regime issued an ominous warning of a potential pre-emptive strike after a test over the weekend of a new advanced rocket engine. Read More

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Britain invokes Article 50 to trigger Brexit

I know the United Kingdom wants this to happen more or less at the same time. "It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country", she said. In her address, May said Britain would now make its own decisions and its own laws and "take control of the things that matter most to us - and we are going to take this opportunity to build a stronger, fairer Britain, a country that our children and grandchildren are proud to call home". Read More

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Key points from May's Brexit letter

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, confirmed that the United Kingdom has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning a legal process that must end in two years' time with Britain leaving the EU. For the EU, already reeling from successive crises over debt and refugees, the loss of Britain is the biggest blow yet to 60 years of efforts to forge European unity in the wake of two world wars. Read More

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Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a USA airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. In December, Townsend granted authorities allowing US advisers to call in airstrikes more quickly, without going through headquarters. As part of the probe, US personnel have visited the site where numerous bodies have been recovered. Read More

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London attack: Victim's family speaks out about 'difficult experience'

London attack: Victim's family speaks out about 'difficult experience'

Utah couple Kurt and Melissa Cochran were on a trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they became one of the first victims of the ... O'Sullivan said he had a rock band as a teenager, and Kurt Cochran used to come by and hang out. Around 40 others were injured in the attack as the driver plowed into a crowd on Westminster Bridge, a popular spot for tourists to take photos of London's landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Read More

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Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at the scene. Police fired shots during the incident, which occurred just a block from the Capitol complex, but no one was injured and the suspect was taken into custody. A District of Columbia police spokeswoman, Margarita Mikhaylova, says it's possible that an officer fired shots. Multiple outlets are reporting that shots have been fired after a suspect drove his vehicle into a police cruiser near the United States Capitol in Washington , D.C. Read More

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Akhilesh Yadav elected leader of SP in both UP Houses

Akhilesh Yadav elected leader of SP in both UP Houses

Presently senior SP leader Ahmed Hasan is the leader of the party in council. SP veterans Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav were conspicuous by their absence from the meeting. This has not happened anywhere in the country. The Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh may not have split formally as yet but for all practical purposes, the party is working on two parallel tracks. Read More

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Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

But a 2016 GAO report about a four-day trip President Barack Obama took to Florida in 2013 found the total cost to the Secret Service and Coast Guard was $3.6 million. ELIJAH CUMMINGS: Anybody can get a membership at the club for $200,000. The lawmakers had expressed concerns after photographs emerged of the president and his staff discussing what was believed to be national security matters in full view of diners at the resort. Read More

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Human remains from South Korea 2014 ferry tragedy found

The bodies of 295 passengers were recovered in a rescue operation lasting seven months and costing more than $82m (£65m). Earlier on Tuesday, Lee Cheol-jo, the official heading the task force of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on the salvage operation, told a briefing that six pieces of remains found appeared to come from at least one unrecovered victim. Read More

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