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Tree Falls On Revelers At Kintampo Waterfalls; 17 Feared Dead

Tree Falls On Revelers At Kintampo Waterfalls; 17 Feared Dead

Up to 20 people have been killed and several others injured after a huge tree fell on people near a popular waterfall in Kintampo, Ghana. They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said. "So far we have counted 16 people", the person said, adding that they were trying to save those who were trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws. Read More

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Trump's new travel ban takes effect Thursday-unless blocked again

Trump's new travel ban takes effect Thursday-unless blocked again

The executive order is straight forward: individuals from six countries that are hotbeds for terrorism are temporarily barred from entering the country for 90 days. U.S. District Judge William Conley declared that request moot last month after a federal judge in Washington blocked the ban. Critics of the law argue that it is a crude attempt to fulfill Trump's discriminatory campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the country. Read More

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Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Russia, which backs Syria's embattled president, Bashar Assad, summoned its envoy, Gary Koren, on Friday less than 24 hours after the Israeli military action on Thursday night, according to The Times of Israel. Read More

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Hockey Badgers end season in Big Ten title game

Hockey Badgers end season in Big Ten title game

Penn State, coached by former Princeton head coach Guy Gadowsky , won double-overtime games in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and finals to get the automatic bid to the NCAAs. Goodwin figures he's watched replays just of the team on the bench watching Folkes score the victor about 30 times. "We never wanted to get down", Folkes said of the team fighting fatigue. Read More

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North Korea tops Tillerson's talks with Chinese President Xi

North Korea tops Tillerson's talks with Chinese President Xi

And he looks forward to enhancing that understanding, and the opportunity for a visit in the future. While some analysts said the repetition of China's own vocabulary represented acquiescence to its aims, it is possible that Tillerson was merely softening the ground ahead of what are likely to be more decisive talks between the two countries' leaders. Read More

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Legendary Author and Columnist, Jimmy Breslin, Dead at 88

Legendary Author and Columnist, Jimmy Breslin, Dead at 88

He had been a newspaper reporter for the New York Daily News and contributed to several other publications in his career that spanned almost a half century. Breslin was often able to offer New Yorkers an unconventional take on the current events that dominated headlines. But Breslin's brush with politics was short lived: The campaign failed, with Mailer coming in fourth place out of five in the Democratic primary. Read More

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Kabul: 30 Killed in Attack on Military Hospital

Kabul: 30 Killed in Attack on Military Hospital

NATO stands with Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism, he wrote on his Twitter account. "Attackers are inside the hospital". So far, there have been no claims of responsibility for the attack. With US President Donald Trump yet to announce his policy for Afghanistan, where the top US commander has said thousands more global troops may be needed to maintain stability, the attack also pointed to ISIS's growing threat. Read More

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Erdogan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey

Erdogan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey

Gabriel said Germany should avoid reacting in kind to provocations from Turkey because that would only give Erdogan an enemy to direct his people's ire toward, arguing that the Turkish president "needs a bogeyman for his campaign". On Friday, a Turkish daily newspaper, Gunes ('Sun'), added fuel to the fire with a front page on which German Chancellor Angela Merkel is depicted in full Nazi garb wearing Adolf Hitler's moustache. Read More

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This is iPhone 7 Inspired Samsung Galaxy S8 Jet Black Colour Variant

His tweet shows the button-less phone in "Black Sky", "Orchid Grey" and "Arctic Silver" colour, with the difference visible only in the metal frame colour; while the front bezels are black on all variants. In a report by Bloomberg , sources close to the matter have shared that the Samsung Galaxy S8's facial recognition technology can be expected to go beyond protecting the phone from unauthorized use, as its objective will likely be extended to mobile payments . Read More

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Modi's new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

Modi's new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

The new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, whose name is yet to be announced, would be sworn in along with cabinet ministers in Lucknow on March 19. "No one listens to Kejriwal in the country", he said. "People like Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal should know the EVMs can't be tampered with. The states have taken ownership of this", he said. PM Modi and Amit Shah, sources said, want someone who will be acceptable to all the different social groups and communities that have voted for the BJP, so ... Read More

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Judge halts Trump's new travel ban, says it discriminates against Muslims

Judge halts Trump's new travel ban, says it discriminates against Muslims

Maryland: National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued on behalf of refugee resettlement agencies for a restraining order. The judges ruled the ban unconstitutional on the basis of "significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus", protecting the ability of citizens to travel between the United States and targeted countries. Read More

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N.Korea Tests New Rocket Engine

N.Korea Tests New Rocket Engine

North Korean State media said the country's latest rocket-engine tests were a "great leap forward", CNN reports , and Monday South Korean officials conceded Monday that the North's tests demonstrated "meaningful progress" in rocket-engine function. Read More

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North Korean missile tests continue as USA strikes hardline stance

North Korean missile tests continue as USA strikes hardline stance

Kim Jong-Un attended the March 18 test at the Sohae launch site, according KCNA, which said the test was meant to confirm the "new type" of engine's thrust power and gauge the reliability of its control system and structural safety. They have also discussed about the common interests of the United States and China. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, economic measures". Read More

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Charter school bill reignites lively debate

Charter school bill reignites lively debate

Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin. "No", he said. "A charter school can be the answer for that child or that parent who has been trapped in a really, really bad school district". Opinion: Charters can ignore all regulations and, since that's the goal, we should just let current public schools avoid the same burdensome regs. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Read More

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Trump stands by his claim Obama tapped his phones

Turning to Merkel, who was angry to find out after leaks by Edward Snowden that the US National Security Agency had tapped her phone, Trump said "at least we have something in common". But he sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance . Read More

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Priest sustains stab injuries in Australia

Priest sustains stab injuries in Australia

A PRIEST has miraculously survived being stabbed in the neck at a church service in Melbourne's north. Father Tomy's first thoughts have been for the parishioners and the school community. The attacker allegedly yelled 'you are Indian, a Hindu or Muslim, you can not say mass. They began to argue and the man produced a kitchen knife from his trousers and stabbed Father Mathew in the neck in front of dozens of parishioners. Read More

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Tillerson wraps up 'friendly' China visit, anticipates Trump-Xi meeting 'soon'

Tillerson wraps up 'friendly' China visit, anticipates Trump-Xi meeting 'soon'

President Xi said he had maintained sound communications with his United States counterpart Donald Trump through telephone calls and messages, and that they had agreed that the two countries could be good cooperative partners. "Just months ago, China and the United States were unified as leaders of the pack combating global climate change", Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, said in a statement. Read More

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Ex-'RHONJ' star Kim DePaola's vehicle linked to double murder

Ex-'RHONJ' star Kim DePaola's vehicle linked to double murder

Chris had trouble contacting his friends after traveling to his destination and have not heard from them since, and media outlets speculate they may be the victims. Later Friday, police in Paterson responded to a call that shots had been fired on East 28th street. when cops arrived, the auto was fully engulfed in flames and the bodies burned beyond recognition. Read More

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Trump says US 'must be paid more' to defend Germany

After his election in November, Merkel released a statement noting that Germany and the USA are "bound by common values - democracy, freedom, as well as the respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or political views". Read More

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Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

Rufus, who is also is a director at the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority, regretted that all the multinational oil companies operating in the region have their offices in either Lagos or Abuja. Earlier, an aide to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, Gloria Adagbon had disclosed the acting President's scheduled visit to the state. I want to assure you that the situation will be managed more effectively next time. Read More

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Canadian teacher wins $1 million prize

Canadian teacher wins $1 million prize

Her victory - which brings with it a prize of $1 million - was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai by an astronaut in the International Space Station, and Ms MacDonnell was congratulated via video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed the lawsuit in Maryland on behalf of several refugee assistance groups and was optimistic about its chances in the appeals court. Trump's revised ban bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries: Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco appeals court in February refused to reactivate the original ban. Read More

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Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums'

Spicer was very apologetic when confronted by Darroch at a White House dinner on Thursday, the Western diplomat said . As far as wiretapping, I guess by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps . In his reply, he made a reference to claims that Mrs Merkel had been the subject of surveillance by Mr Obama in 2010. During the White House meeting, Merkel pledged to continue to increase Germany's defense budget and reaffirmed her country's commitment to the 2 ... Read More

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Nigeria's Buhari returns but VP will stay in charge until next week

Nigeria's Buhari returns but VP will stay in charge until next week

Little information has been made public about his latest stay in the United Kingdom capital, but he was pictured on Thursday meeting the most senior cleric of the world Anglican congregation, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. When pressed for details on his illness, the president said: "Blood transfusions, going to the laboratories and so on and so forth". The main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP ) has called for more transparency about the president's condition. Read More

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Trump did not refuse to shake Merkel's hand

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies do not pay for some form of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military. Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, said a few weeks ago said that meeting the 2 per cent goal is "unrealistic", although that's a much lower percentage than the US spends on defense. Read More

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