• Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $170 million to Genting
Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $170 million to Genting

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak faced his first day of trial on Wednesday for seven of 42 charges linked to his role in 1MDB. Najib's trial began Wednesday, almost a year after he was voted out of office. On Christmas Eve that year, Najib golfed with then-U.S. President Barack Obama who vacationed in the Hawaiian Islands with his family dur...

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  • American woman kidnapped in Uganda from national park
American woman kidnapped in Uganda from national park

Security is always guaranteed by a network of Tourism Police, Uganda Wildlife Authority wardens as well as the military. Deputy police spokeswoman Polly Namaye, told dpa that the abductors demanded a ransom equivalent to 500,000 dollars.

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  • Trump is tilting at wind farms again
Trump is tilting at wind farms again

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had some criticism of President Donald Trump's comments last night about wind power. If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations-your house just went down 75 percent in value, Trump said in the rant, during which he attacked former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  • U.S. count found no Pakistan F-16 jet missing
U.S. count found no Pakistan F-16 jet missing

Pakistan's F-16 combat jets have all been accounted for, USA -based Foreign Policy magazine said, citing US officials, contradicting an Indian air force assessment that it had shot down one of the jets in February. New Delhi had also underlined that electronic signatures captured by Indian radars had established the use of F-16 for the offen...

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  • Mormon Church Will Allow Children of LGBT Parents to be Baptized
Mormon Church Will Allow Children of LGBT Parents to be Baptized

The controversial anti-LGBT policy , which was rolled out in 2015, said that Mormons who enter same-sex marriages would be considered "apostates" and excommunicated from the church. We disavow any ideas, practices, or policies that do not support families loving and accepting their LGBTQ members. 'A nonmember parent or parents (including LGBT pa...

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  • Algeria's President Resigns After Two Decades
Algeria's President Resigns After Two Decades

On Tuesday evening, the 82-year-old Bouteflika announced his resignation following weeks of popular demonstrations against his continued rule. Following the announcement of Bouteflika's resignation Tuesday evening, thousands of Algerians took to the streets in different parts of the country to express their happiness with the move.

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  • Trump promises epic trade deal with China
Trump promises epic trade deal with China

Trump has been accusing China of indulging in unfair trade practices, like the theft of U.S. technology and massive state intervention in markets, contributing to the huge trade deficit amounting to Dollars 375 billion. Senator Lamar Alexander said that Trump deserves great credit for asking Xi to control all forms of fentanyl. The National Peo...

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  • Cats React To Their Names, Study Finds
Cats React To Their Names, Study Finds

Although cats were also domesticated long ago, humans didn't put as much of a premium on training them to respond. They studied 78 cats from households and a cat cafe and found most were able to recognise their own names from other words that had the same length and stress - even when an unfamiliar person was speaking.

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  • Brexit: UK makes plans for European elections
Brexit: UK makes plans for European elections

The European Union (EU) has imposed an April 12 deadline on Britain to present proposals to Brussels to win an extension to its departure date, or to leave with no deal next Friday. "It's likely to be a long one and by which I mean longer than just a few weeks or months". However Labour chairman Ian Lavery told shadow cabinet colleagues on Wednes...

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  • President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke'
President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke'

The newspaper said the ongoing investigation also has focused on Li "Cindy" Yang, a South Florida massage parlor entrepreneur. The FBI handles related investigations through the bureau's joint terrorism task forces as well as through its civil rights program by enforcing federal hate crime statutes, Mr.

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  • First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released
First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released

In a statement , Boeing urged against speculating before the preliminary report and flight data from the plane are released. Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement Thursday backing the Flight 302 pilots, saying that they "followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures to handle the most hard emergency situation create...

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  • Turkey warns against harming national accord in Libya
Turkey warns against harming national accord in Libya

The troop movement comes after local media reported on Wednesday night that armed clashes took place between Haftar's forces and those of Fayez Al Sarraj's government of national accord, and that there were troop movements in various directions in Tripoli.

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  • Julian Assange to be expelled from embassy
Julian Assange to be expelled from embassy

Just hours after their first post, Wikileaks tweeted a second time about 11.45am AEDT, claiming a second Ecuadorian source had confirmed Assange could soon be expelled. Suggesting that months of quiet diplomacy between the United Kingdom and Ecuador to resolve Mr Assange's situation were bearing fruit, Mr Moreno said in December that "the road is...

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  • Judge orders mental health tests for accused mosque shooter
Judge orders mental health tests for accused mosque shooter

Police acting superintendent Mike McIlraith shows New Zealand lawmakers in Wellington, an AR-15 style rifle similar to one of the weapons a gunman used to slaughter 50 people at two mosques, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. What conclusions has New Zealand drawn from the attacks? He has not been given access to news on television, radio or print media, a...

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  • Brunei introduce law that makes gay sex punishable by stoning to death
Brunei introduce law that makes gay sex punishable by stoning to death

Analysts say the new code may be largely symbolic as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah seeks to burnish his Islamic credentials with conservatives, and note that although Brunei has long had the death penalty , the last known execution was in 1957.

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  • Trump Says China Trade Talks Going Well, Will Only Accept 'Great' Deal
Trump Says China Trade Talks Going Well, Will Only Accept 'Great' Deal

A trade deal that has a hanging sword in the form of tariff threats if China rescinds on its promises may do little to help boost business confidence. Speaking on Tuesday at the National Republican Congressional Committee spring dinner in Washington, US President Donald Trump shared that he once called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "king" du...

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  • Trump tells Republicans to embrace health care in 2020 race
Trump tells Republicans to embrace health care in 2020 race

Trump told McConnell he "accepted" the situation and "would be developing a plan that he would take to the American people during the 2020 campaign". Almost 60 percent of voters said they didn't have a lot of trust or any trust at all in Trump when it came to health care. According to Drew Altman and Mollyann Brodie of the Kaiser Family Foundati...

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  • Pilots followed emergency procedures: Ethiopian airlines on Flight ET302
Pilots followed emergency procedures: Ethiopian airlines on Flight ET302

Despite following Boeing's safety procedures, they were unable to regain control of the aircraft, investigators found, and the plane crashed into the ground, killing everyone on board. That connection came into sharper focus as sources close to the Ethiopian Airlines crash investigation tell ABC News that a foreign object may have damaged the ang...

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  • British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale
British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

In remarks likely to infuriate Tory Brexiteers, Chancellor Philip Hammond on Wednesday night described a referendum as a "perfectly credible proposal", though he stressed that he opposed it. Before postponing the second "meaningful" vote on her deal in January, Mrs May told the Commons: "To those who think we should reject this deal in favour of no...

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  • Rep. Gaetz unveils 'Green Real Deal' to deregulate renewable energy
Rep. Gaetz unveils 'Green Real Deal' to deregulate renewable energy

It's not every day that one gets to watch a prominent politician drop popcorn on the floor of their unfurnished apartment then invoke the five-second rule, but not much is traditional about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Gaetz urged deregulation of the energy sector as well as federal lands to enable research and development of renewable energy in the U...

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