• United Kingdom home secretary criticised over death of Shamima Begum's baby
United Kingdom home secretary criticised over death of Shamima Begum's baby

Mr Hunt said the British boy's death was "an incredibly distressing and sad situation" but that it was too unsafe to dispatch officials to the war zone, adding that they are at a greater risk than the journalists who have interviewed her.

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  • Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 149 passengers crashes
Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 149 passengers crashes

The plane, headed for Nairobi, departed from the Ethiopian capital at 8:38 a.m. local time, and contact was lost six minutes later. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs conveyed its condolences to Ethiopia . Ethiopian Airline has said it is establishing a passenger information centre and telephone number will be available for famil...

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  • Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend
Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend

The national forecaster said: "Scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected during the period". "Poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times". Lowest temperatures tonight will range from -1°c to 2°c. "That is likely through the early hours of the morning towards dawn as this system moves away into the...

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  • Police block opposition protesters as tensions rise in Venezuela
Police block opposition protesters as tensions rise in Venezuela

Security forces have deployed in large numbers in the city ahead of planned rallies by supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido . Maduro officials fanned out to describe the cause of the blackout as an "attack" on the Guri Dam hydroelectric plant perpetrated by "criminals" and "right-wing" agents determined to " sabotage " the power grid....

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  • Nigerians Elect State Governors Amid Concerns Over Violence
Nigerians Elect State Governors Amid Concerns Over Violence

Millions of eligible voters in Nigeria have stayed away from casting their ballot to elect governors and state assembly members, amid reports of disturbances. "I am only trying to do what most politicians have failed to do for years, and what I am now doing for my people and the nation at large is beyond winning elections for my party in my ward"...

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  • Tips to get your body adjusted to the time change
Tips to get your body adjusted to the time change

Sounds great, right? Oregon's switch to year-round daylight saving time in 2021 would be contingent on approval from voters statewide at next November's general election. Most of the US observes DST with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The website allows users to choose their time ...

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  • Under pressure, Canada's Trudeau denies impropriety, offers no apology
Under pressure, Canada's Trudeau denies impropriety, offers no apology

Trudeau's former minister of justice and attorney general has said she was pressured to help a Quebec-based construction company to settle a pending criminal case amid allegations it bribed officials in Libya for government contracts, The Globe and Mail reported last month.

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  • Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case
Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

The judge discharged Siti Aisyah without an acquittal after prosecutors said they wanted to withdraw the charge without giving a reason. Both Siti and Doan Thi Huong , from Vietnam, claimed they had unknowingly been tricked into carrying out the murder by North Korean operatives, who told them they were playing a prank for a Japanese comedy sh...

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  • Canada based Nigerian professor Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash
Canada based Nigerian professor Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

A spokesperson of the airline , Asrat Begashaw, said the gory accident killed one Nigerian , 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, eight Americans and seven Britons among other nationalities. Personal belongings and aircraft parts were strewn across the freshly churned earth. An official of the airline who pref...

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  • Jaguar attacked woman taking picture at zoo in Arizona
Jaguar attacked woman taking picture at zoo in Arizona

The zoo replied to reassure people the jaguar wouldn't be hurt, posting: "We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar". Kristy Morcom, spokesperson for Wildlife World Zoo, said barriers around animal enclosures are put in place for the safety of both the guests and animals.

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  • Iran says Britain's diplomatic protection to imprisoned dual national
Iran says Britain's diplomatic protection to imprisoned dual national "illegal"

Asked if he was prepared to take Iran to worldwide court, sanction it, or summon its ambassador, Mr Hunt said "all these things are possible, but we would like to solve this in an amicable way". He said he hoped the decision would allow doctors to check on his wife's health, as she had been suffering "neurological problems". A photo of Zaghari-...

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  • Theresa May warned delaying Brexit vote would result in 'political calamity'
Theresa May warned delaying Brexit vote would result in 'political calamity'

At the heart of the dispute is a disagreement over how to manage the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland. If she fails, lawmakers are expected to force May to seek a delay to Brexit which some fear could see the 2016 decision to leave the bloc reversed.

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  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll dates likely to be announced today
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll dates likely to be announced today

Earlier this month , the leaders of nearly all political parties met an Election Commission team headed by the chief election commissioner and requested for simultaneous polls for both Lok Sabha and the state assembly. PM Modi seems to be making quick sprints in different states , carrying out rallies along with the government functions ahea...

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  • IS clings to dregs of 'caliphate' in east Syria
IS clings to dregs of 'caliphate' in east Syria

Baghouz is now the only active front in Syria's eight-year civil war, the latest battle in a complex, devastating conflict that has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions from their homes. "The broader worldwide community will need to determine how we deal with the thousands of fighters and family members now being held and safegua...

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  • Algerians Once again Protest the Fifth Bouteflika Mandate
Algerians Once again Protest the Fifth Bouteflika Mandate

Numerous demonstrations - the largest since 1991 when the army cancelled elections Islamists were poised to win - started at university premises before spilling out onto the streets. The president is believed to have been transferred to a hospital in Switzerland on 24 February, for what his campaign described as "routine" medical tests.

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  • Millions participate in International Women's Day
Millions participate in International Women's Day

But women are seriously underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design, he said. The organizers encourage women to host events that are "all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level".

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"Daddy, no!" Man confesses killing family in disturbing account

The video confession was the first time Watts admitted that he killed his daughters and the first time he explained fully what happened and what might have motivated him. Watts then placed Shanann's body in his truck and drove her and the two girls to an oil field , where he killed the girls and buried his family. "Most of the time the defendant...

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  • President Trump says Democratic Party is now 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish'
President Trump says Democratic Party is now 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish'

Divided Democrats eventually drafted a resolution that condemned a wide range of bigotry and did not mention Omar by name. "The women's march is a movement that unequivocally rejects all forms of racism and anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and that's what we called on the Democratic leadership to do - that in our lifetime we...

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  • Washington state House votes for permanent daylight saving time
Washington state House votes for permanent daylight saving time

The official change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time , although people often change their clocks before going to bed Saturday night. Clocks will be turning an hour ahead tomorrow morning. This also means it's time for the annual daylight saving debate - this year, centred on B.C., which is considering ditching the time change so it can ...

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  • Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon
Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon

New reports that Cohen's had his lawyer ask about a pardon appear to contradict what Cohen testified to Congress, where he denied he ever sought a pardon. "Another perjury and more prison". Congressional investigators are also looking into whether anyone on Trump's legal team tried quietly to reach out to Cohen a year ago before he turned on th...

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