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Funeral preparations in Derry, following the death of Martin McGuinness

The Queen , whose cousin, the Earl of Mountbatten, was killed by an IRA blast in 1979, sent a private message of condolence to McGuinness's widow, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN. "I want to extend my sympathies to Martin's family and friends on his passing", said Deputy Collins. John Eaglesham, whose father - a postman and part-time soldier - was shot dead by the IRA in 1978, said: "People say about what he has done for the peace process". Read More

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Manafort worked to 'benefit Putin government'

Deripaska and Mr. Manafort to provide investment consulting services related to business interests of Mr. Deripaska which now is a subject to legal claims", the spokesman said in a statement. Yet this year, Manafort has taken out $19 million in home-equity loans on three New York City properties, including the residence that he's maintained in Trump Tower since 2006. Read More

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Huge explossion in Mogadishu hours after Somali cabinet annouced

Huge explossion in Mogadishu hours after Somali cabinet annouced

The theater is located les than a mule away from presidential palace. The attack occurred hours after Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre appointed his new Cabinet. The vehicle bomb attack also caused mass destruction of the buildings near by. The checkpoint is one of several that motorists must go through before reaching the heavily guarded presidential palace, which has seen previous attacks by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab. Read More

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Denmark ousted as world's happiest nation

The rankings use averages of the last three years of surveys. In order to reverse that, one of the authors of the report said the United States "should work toward campaign finance reform, reducing income and wealth inequality , improving social relations between native-born and immigrant populations, overcoming the national culture of fear induced by the September 11 attacks, and improving the educational system", according to the Times. Read More

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Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks

Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks

After a moment of silence at 7:58 a.m., the time of the first blast, they traveled by train to the Maelbeek subway station in the city center to join another group commemorating a second suicide bombing on a train at 9:11 a.m. The attacks started at the airport, where Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui detonated suicide bombs hidden inside suitcases as people queued to check in. Read More

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BMW bets on SUVs to lift profit, pay for electric vehicle shift

BMW bets on SUVs to lift profit, pay for electric vehicle shift

BMW is looking to new models - many of them and particularly at the top end of the premium segment - to revitalise momentum as competition from Mercedes-Benz and Audi heats up. Adding further to the pain of a bruised ego, BMW recorded its best year for revenue and profit in 2016 but the stock was routed in March when the numbers that were delivered by the firm failed to meet expectations. Read More

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Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Wednesday

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Wednesday

Elsewhere, Granite Staters can expect sunshine with gusty winds and falling temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for our entire area from 8AM Wednesday to 8PM Wednesday. Temperatures will fall into single digits overnight with wind chill values as low as zero, -1. On Friday , a 25-30 miles per hour wind is expected, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, according to the weather service . Read More

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Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

EBU has not yet commented on this new situation, but they have always insisted that if the contest is to be held in Ukraine, then the country must live up to the rules and ensure that all participants have access. The move will further stoke tensions between the countries - Russian Federation had been considering withdrawing from the annual music competition, due to be held in May in Kiev. Read More

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Eurogroup head Dijsselbloem under fire over 'drinks and women' remark

Greece is still at odds with other countries in the eurozone about reforms that were part of the condition of the bailout extended to the country at the time of the crisis in 2015. The group of euro-zone finance ministers reached the agreement at a meeting yesterday. Dijsselbloem already faces questions about whether he can hold on to his post after his Labor Party had a disastrous showing in last week's Dutch elections. Read More

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Omar Barghouti, co-founder of BDS, arrested for tax evasion

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of BDS, arrested for tax evasion

Israel's Minister of Strategic Affairs proposed establishing a database of Israeli citizens who are affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and actively calling to boycott Israel, according to Haaretz . Israel tried to refuse to issue a travel permit to Barghouti previous year, saying that his residency rights in Israel are now being reconsidered. The arrest comes after a recent build-up of pressure on BDS from the Israeli government following the passage of a ... Read More

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Reward: Uttar Pradesh's new leader

Reward: Uttar Pradesh's new leader

UP Deputy Chief Minister and state BJP chief KP Maurya told reporters on Wednesday: "The chief minister inspected the Annexe and directed officials to maintain cleanliness of both the Annexe and the state so that change is visible". "But I have come in between the pair", he said, alluding to the BJP which spoiled the SP-Congress alliance's chance of coming to power. With the speech laden with meanings and promise for a better Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath has set a new agenda for himself and his ... Read More

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ISIS Claims US-Led Coalition Killed Thousands In Mosul

ISIS Claims US-Led Coalition Killed Thousands In Mosul

The propaganda wing of the Islamic State has released a video purporting to show US -led coalition air strikes on residential areas in the city of Mosul, and the toll those strikes have had on the civilian population. On another front, Counter Terrorism Service forces advanced in Yabsaat district and the old industrial area in the west of the city, Maan al-Saadi, a CTS officer told state television. Read More

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Germany's Merkel disputes Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debt claim

On meeting other leaders in the Oval Office, including UK Prime Minister Theresa May , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump posed for photos with the trademark presidential handshake. The two clashed on trade on Friday. Mr. Trump had every reason to get along with her, but, nonetheless, it appears from their public performances together that he couldn't resist poking Germany and her on some sensitive topics. Read More

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SM Krishna to join BJP today

SM Krishna to join BJP today

Though he had reached New Delhi to hold consultations with Shah and join the party, he had to rush back to Bengaluru after receiving the tragic news. "I felt for some time that Congress doesn't need me, the party now depends on situation managers". The BJP appears to be working on the "UP formula" to build the party in Telangana state for the 2019 elections. Read More

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Former Belguim coach Wilmots takes charge of Cote D'Ivoire

Former Belguim coach Wilmots takes charge of Cote D'Ivoire

The 48-year-old was in charge of Belgium for four years before being sacked last July in the wake of their defeat to Wales in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Such friendlies will be a great chance for Wilmost to know more about his new team before he officially takes charge. Wilmots will have the task of qualifying Côte d'Ivoire for the 2018 World Cup and CAN-2019. Read More

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Chief Justice break-in not random - Popcru

Chief Justice break-in not random - Popcru

Midrand police have confirmed that the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) Mogoeng Mogoeng was robbed in the early hours of 18 March at about 2.48am in Noordwyk, Midrand. The Police's Athlenda Mathe says the task team includes detectives, forensic analysis experts as well as crime intelligence experts. "Targeting the Office of the Chief Justice however is a direct assault on the sanctity of the institutions we‚ as South Africans‚ hold dear as propping up our Constitutional order". Read More

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India vs Australia: BCCI withdraws complaint against Steve Smith and Handscomb

India vs Australia: BCCI withdraws complaint against Steve Smith and Handscomb

Australia's cricket chiefs sprang to the defense of embattled skipper Steve Smith Wednesday after he was accused of cheating in the second Test against India, amid calls for disciplinary action. He said: "I find the allegations questioning the integrity of Steve Smith, the Australian team and the dressing room, outrageous". The BCCI had earlier lodged an official complaint trying to press Level 2 charge against Smith and Handscomb for violating the spirit of the game. Read More

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Smile! Malaysia is 4th happiest country in Asia

Rounding up the Southeast Asian list in descending order are the Philippines (72 globally); Indonesia (81); Vietnam (94); Myanmar (114) and lastly Cambodia (129). "Both suffered decimation of their banking systems as extreme as anywhere, and yet suffered incommensurately small happiness losses", the report suggests. Read More

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World Water Day being observed

World Water Day being observed

In a media launch on March 9, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) reported that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says less than 10% of wastewater in the country is treated and as such there's the need for measures in prioritising recycle of wastewater to enhance socio-economic development. Read More

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33 killed in USA airstrike on Syria refugee school

The attack comes a week after another United States air strike reportedly hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of Al Jina in Syria's northwestern Aleppo province. The U.S. -led coalition has escalated its aerial campaign against the militant group around Raqqa this month, causing numerous civilian casualties, Abdulrahman said. Read More

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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Bali - US Geological Survey

An quake that hit Indonesia's resort island of Bali has caused panic among residents and tourists. No tsunami warning was issued, the United States Geological Survey reported. Indonesia is positioned on the highly seismically active zone "Pacific Ring of Fire", which is known for collision of tectonic plates, and hence it experiences frequent earthquakes. Read More

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Neymar reveals the Premier League clubs that he 'admires'

Neymar reveals the Premier League clubs that he 'admires'

Barcelona forward Neymar has suggested that he would one day like to play in the Premier League, naming five clubs in particular that would interest him. "These are coaches with whom any player would like to work". "And then you have high-level coaches like [Jose] Mourinho and [Pep] Guardiola". Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea will fully deserve the title if they win the Premier League this season. Read More

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Tensions continue to rise between Turkey and European Union leaders

Merkel also made clear Germany is considering whether to put a blanket ban on Turkish politicians from speaking to their constituents ahead of the referendum. The German chancellor also pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians from entering the country. Last week, Erdogan said the European Union could "forget about" Turkey re-admitting failed asylum seekers who had reached Europe via Turkey, despite a previous agreement to do so. Read More

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Maharashtra resident doctors continue agitation, minister warns disciplinary action

Maharashtra resident doctors continue agitation, minister warns disciplinary action

The doctors have been demanding better security at hospitals after five incidents of doctors being attacked in hospitals occurred in the past week. A letter signed by IMA Maharashtra State's president Dr Ashok Tambe and honorary state secretary Dr Parthiv Sanghvi says, "We are unable to understand the apathy on the part of the government in not providing an atmosphere free from fear". Read More

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Berenberg Bank Analysts Give General Motors Company (GM) a $31.00 Price Target

Berenberg Bank Analysts Give General Motors Company (GM) a $31.00 Price Target

Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 12,291 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $348,000 after buying an additional 4,526 shares during the last quarter. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". According to sentiments of 20 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company's stock is marked at $13.19. Read More

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