• At least 25 die in office tower fire in Dhaka
At least 25 die in office tower fire in Dhaka

Fire service officials earlier said most of the casualties took place inside the high-rise building while their bodies were found during the search operation. A man who gave his name as Jico said he had been working on the 19th floor. A number of eyewitnesses claimed that fire service personnel arrived late at the scene, causing the fire to grow ...

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  • United Kingdom minister sees Conservative support for Brexit customs union plan: ITV reporter
United Kingdom minister sees Conservative support for Brexit customs union plan: ITV reporter

Addressing pro-Brexit supporters on Whitehall, the leaders of UKIP were quick to declare "the end of democracy in the UK". "The implications of the House's decision are grave ". The BBC's flagship current affairs programme "Newsnight" reported Thursday night that a cabinet minister, asked why May was still going ahead with a third vote on the sa...

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  • Coalition to preference One Nation lower than Labor following Al Jazeera doco
Coalition to preference One Nation lower than Labor following Al Jazeera doco

The conduct of the One Nation representatives was revealed just a week after 50 people were gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The exchange with the petrochemical giants, from September 2018, is part of a blockbuster hidden-camera investigative series released by Al Jazeera .

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  • Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrested on fraud charge
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrested on fraud charge

She was charged with an investment law violation after her media company, Rappler , was accused of violating the law by letting US -based Omidyar Network invest in the company. "The administration has shown a relentlessness in its persecution of government critics unseen since the time of the Marcos dictatorship", it added.

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  • Korea, US to Seek Ways to Break Nuclear Impasse
Korea, US to Seek Ways to Break Nuclear Impasse

Kang said she is aware that there are concerns about a growing rift in the alliance caused by South Korea's push to resume inter-Korean economic projects and United States insistence on maintaining sanctions on the North. The lawmaker also cited the National Intelligence Service as saying the North's uranium-enrichment facility at its main nuclear ...

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  • NY sues Sackler family over Purdue Pharma transfer
NY sues Sackler family over Purdue Pharma transfer

The lawsuit seeks penalties and damages that could add up to tens of millions of dollars and a dedicated fund to curb the opioid epidemic. While other states and localities have filed similar suits, NY is taking some novel approaches, such as seeking to bar the companies from marketing and distributing painkillers in NY unless they abide by stric...

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  • Thousands of Kiwis gather to remember Christchurch mosque victims
Thousands of Kiwis gather to remember Christchurch mosque victims

William, the Duke of Cambridge, will make the trip on behalf of his 92-year-old grandmother Queen Elizabeth, New Zealand's head of state, following a request from its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. "Although our eyes shed tears and our hearts mourn, we know they are at peace", said Shaggaf Khan, President of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, wh...

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  • Tens of thousands protest along the Gaza fence
Tens of thousands protest along the Gaza fence

The border marches routinely ended in confrontations, with some of the Palestinian demonstrators burning tires, hurling fire bombs or setting off explosives and Israeli troops firing live rounds and tear gas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited troops concentrated around the Gaza Strip on Thursday. The protesters are calling for the...

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  • U.S. Commander in Korea: North Korea’s Actions ‘Inconsistent’ with Denuclearization
U.S. Commander in Korea: North Korea’s Actions ‘Inconsistent’ with Denuclearization

Abrams praised the "hard work of diplomacy" and the results achieved thus far, but said he is "clear-eyed about the fact that little to no verifiable change has occurred in North Korea's conventional and asymmetric capabilities that continue to hold the United States , South Korea , and our regional allies at risk".

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  • Theresa May seeks fourth Brexit vote, reports say
Theresa May seeks fourth Brexit vote, reports say

The crunch vote caps a tumultuous week in Westminster which also saw MPs seize control of parliamentary business for a day to test support for various Brexit options. EU Commission head Donald Tusk called an emergency summit to address the Brexit crisis for April 10, just two days before the new scheduled exit date.

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  • Gaza, Israel brace for mass border demos
Gaza, Israel brace for mass border demos

Although Hamas cancelled its typical Friday protests in preparation for the anniversary, dozens of Palestinians still demonstrated at the Israeli frontier. On Monday, a rocket fired from Gaza struck a house north of the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv, injuring seven people. In the dark, the demonstrators can not see far as they face off ...

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  • Earth Hour is tonight: Here's how you can participate
Earth Hour is tonight: Here's how you can participate

The hotel "Kazakhstan" is seen before the lights are switched off for Earth Hour in Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 30, 2019. "We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said .

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  • Red Cross to distribute aid in Venezuela
Red Cross to distribute aid in Venezuela

Venezuela has been locked in a political crisis since late January, when US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president pending elections. The first blackout in early March shuttered the Jose oil port-Venezuela's largest-after the Guri dam hydropower plant, supposedly responsible for supplying almost 80% of the coun...

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  • Linda McMahon Reportedly Preparing To Resign From Trump Cabinet
Linda McMahon Reportedly Preparing To Resign From Trump Cabinet

Politico reports Linda will rejoin the private sector in order to play a pivotal role in fundraising for President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. A third source outside the White House also confirmed she plans to leave the SBA. It's unclear who will replace her. He participated in WWE events, including a 2007 "Battle of the Billionaires", duri...

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  • Final blow to May’s premiership as Brexit deal rejected again
Final blow to May’s premiership as Brexit deal rejected again

The BBC's flagship current affairs programme "Newsnight" reported Thursday night that a cabinet minister, asked why May was still going ahead with a third vote on the same deal, replied, "F**k knows, I am past caring". But if the deal falls again, she must set out a new plan by 12 April - with the options including a potentially catastrophic " no d...

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  • 'Call of Duty' swatter to serve 20 years in prison
'Call of Duty' swatter to serve 20 years in prison

Tyler R. Barriss will be sentenced Friday in federal court in Wichita, Kansas. In the Wichita incident, he pleaded guilty to a count of making a false report resulting in a death, a count of cyberstalking, and a count of conspiracy. The officer who actually shot and killed Finch as he exited his house as ordered by police was not charged; Finch...

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  • U.N. Security Council to meet over U.S. Golan Heights decision
U.N. Security Council to meet over U.S. Golan Heights decision

Syria's mission to the United Nations requested the meeting and called President Donald Trump's Golan decision a "flagrant violation of the relevant Security Council's resolutions". peacekeeping force deployed in Golan Heights. "The seizure and annexation of land by force is unacceptable and contravenes the Charter of the United Nations a...

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  • Angry over Brexit delay, ‘Leave’ supporters march through London
Angry over Brexit delay, ‘Leave’ supporters march through London

The extension "is nearly certain to involve the United Kingdom being required to hold European Parliament elections", May told Britain's House of Commons on Friday after her vote failed. May, who survived a leadership challenge in December, hinted in parliament on Friday that she might need to call a national election to win a majority for Brexit l...

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  • Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency
Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency

Trump campaigned on building a wall and making Mexico foot the bill. Even with his veto remaining intact, Trump may not be able to spend the money for barriers quickly because of lawsuits that might take years to resolve. Moscow has denied meddling. "Thank you to the House Republicans for sticking together and the BIG WIN today on the Bord...

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  • The Times view on fallout from the Mueller report: Cleared of Collusion
The Times view on fallout from the Mueller report: Cleared of Collusion

Mueller closed his long and contentious Russian Federation investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. Barr - a Trump appointee who was confirmed as the US chief prosecutor in February - decided along with Rosenstein that the evidence was insufficient to show that he did.

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