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  • Some survivors of Santa Fe school shooting are hesitant to return

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    Two survivors of the mass shooting in Texas, Autumn Harrison and Alyssa Voll, describe the fear they continue to experience. They said the trauma may prevent them from going back to Santa Fe High School.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:47:53 -0400
  • Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington State, Injures Companion

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    A cougar attacked two mountain bikers in Washington state Saturday morning,

    Sun, 20 May 2018 00:28:18 -0400
  • Trump: 'Real Americans' Should Get 'Tough' On Russia Probe

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    President Donald Trump attacked the credibility of special counsel Robert

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:59:01 -0400
  • Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation

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    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:28:04 -0400
  • All The Photos Worth Seeing From Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex -- are

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:45:36 -0400
  • China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

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    China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. "A division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to 'reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions'," it said in the statement issued on Friday. It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".

    Sat, 19 May 2018 03:10:58 -0400
  • Foreigners tried to influence the 2016 election – Not just Russia

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    The New York Times reports Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with an Israeli social media specialist and an emissary for the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:44:01 -0400
  • California Man Wins Lottery 4 times in 6 Months For More Than $6 Million

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    He said he doesn't know what caused his lucky streak.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:13:40 -0400
  • Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

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    HAVANA (AP) — The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 20:48:00 -0400
  • Islamic State fighters 'evacuate Damascus enclave' as Bashar Assad moves to reclaim western Syria

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    A war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents. The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus will mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria. Swathes of territory at the borders with Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, however, remain outside state control. Syrian government forces and their allies have been battling to recover the enclave south of Damascus since defeating rebels in eastern Ghouta, also near the capital, in April. The area is centred around the al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjoining Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. In a live broadcast, a reporter with Syrian state TV said the Syrian army operations in the Hajar al-Aswad area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing as columns of smoke rose from the area behind him. Smoke billowing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk during regime strikes targeting the Islamic State group in the camp Credit: Stringer/AFP The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said buses had entered the enclave after midnight to take out fighters and their families. They had left towards the Syrian Badia, a sparsely populated expanse of territory east of the capital that extends to the border with Jordan and Iraq, it said. Islamic State militants had torched their offices in the Yarmouk enclave, the Observatory said. Negotiated withdrawals have been a common feature of the Syrian war in recent years as the government, aided by the Russian military and Iran-backed forces, has steadily clawed back territory. The rebels have mostly been given safe passage to northwestern Syria. In the last two months alone, the United Nations says 110,000 people have been evacuated to northwestern Syria and rebel-held areas north of Aleppo. Syrian president Bashar Assad meets Vladimir Putin for talks in Sochi on May 17 Credit: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP The opposition has called it a policy of forced displacement amounting to demographic change to drive out Assad's opponents. The Syrian government has said nobody is forced to leave and those who stay must accept state rule. While Assad has vowed to win back "every inch" of Syria, the map of the conflict suggests a more complicated time ahead from now on. The U.S. military is in much of the east and northeast, which is controlled by Kurdish groups that want autonomy from Damascus. It has used force to defend the territory from pro-Assad forces. Turkey has sent forces into the northwest to counter those same Kurdish groups, carving out a buffer zone where anti-Assad rebels have regrouped. In the southwest, where rebels hold territory at the Israeli and Jordanian border, Assad faces the risk of conflict with Israel, which wants his Iranian-backed allies kept well away from the frontier and has mounted air strikes in Syria.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 06:32:49 -0400
  • 10 Most-Reliable Luxury SUVs For 2018

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    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:00:02 -0400
  • Protesters Throw A Fiesta To Razz Lawyer Who Ranted At Spanish Speakers

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    Sat, 19 May 2018 00:32:54 -0400
  • Mark Kelly: Trump Rolled Over For NRA, Did Nothing About Guns After Parkland

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    Former astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor and former Rep.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 01:56:54 -0400
  • Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle's wedding dress

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    Meghan Markle wore a boat-necked, sculpted white dress for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy. Clare Waight Keller is a British designer who last year became the first female artistic designer of Givenchy, but has also worked for fashion houses Pringle of Scotland and Chloe.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:16:13 -0400
  • Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection

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    By Fathin Ungku KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Having ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years, Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been barred from leaving the country after his coalition's surprise defeat in an election on May 9. Najib has consistently denied all allegations of wrongdoing, but his image hasn't been helped by his wife's reputation for lavish spending.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 05:40:18 -0400
  • Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 14:56:05 -0400
  • `I`m Just Tired of This`: Hundreds of Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence

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    One day after 10 people were gunned down at a Texas high school, students in Chicago took to the streets Saturday to protest gun violence.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 12:04:53 -0400
  • "Born to kill" Texas shooter a quiet teenager in trench coat

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    He was a quiet Texas teenager who danced with his Greek church group and played football. On Friday, authorities said, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis put on a trenchcoat, walked into an art class at his high school in Santa Fe, near Houston, and shot nine fellow students and a teacher dead. There were no red flags beforehand to indicate that Pagourtzis was headed for trouble, Governor Greg Abbott said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:09:25 -0400
  • More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba

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    An ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades. The 39-year-old Boeing 737 had taken off on an internal flight when it went down into a cassava field not far from the end of the runway just after midday,  bursting into flames and leaving huge plumes of black smoke. A local resident told Granma, the Cuban state newspaper, that the plane crashed after it attempted to return to the airport – making a turn and clipping electricity cables, then plummeting to the ground. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, visited the scene immediately and said: "There is a high number of people who appear to have died. "Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified." Granma reported there was a baby aged under two on board, plus four children. The Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport when the accident happened Credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/ AFP The paper also said that the crew was “foreign” and that there were foreigners on board, but did not give details. The three survivors were taken to the Calixto Garcia hospital, in the Vedado district of Havana. Families of those on board were asked to bring photos of their loved ones to the scene, to assist with identification. The Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport en route to the town of Holguin – a flight of around an hour and a half. The plane crashed near a school and lay in a farm field, heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains. Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the crash site Credit: AFP What appeared to be one of the wings of the plane was wedged among scorched tree trunks, but the main fuselage appeared to have been entirely destroyed. Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the wreckage, but there seemed little chance of finding survivors. The plane was believed to be a Cubana airlines flight. Mercedes Vazquez, director of air traffic, told Prensa Latina that the plane was owned by Damojh - a Mexican company which operates under the name Global. At a glance | Cuba  A Global employee told AP that the plane was theirs. Cuban state television had earlier claimed that the plane was owned by Blue Panorama, an Italian firm, but they denied involvement. The Cuban state carrier had suspended its own domestic flights in March owing to a shortage of aircraft, according to security site Garda World. Cubana has also taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. The airline is notorious among Cubans for its frequent delays and cancellations, which Cubana blames on a lack of parts and airplanes due to the US trade embargo on the island. Friday's crash was Cuba's third major fatal accident since 2010. A survivor is loaded into an ambulance Credit: AFP Last year, a Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board. In November 2010, an AeroCaribbean flight from Santiago to Havana went down in bad weather as it flew over central Cuba, killing all 68 people, including 28 foreigners, in what was Cuba's worst air disaster in more than two decades. The last Cubana accident appears to have been on Sept. 4, 1989, when a chartered Cubana plane flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, went down shortly after takeoff, killing all 126 people on board, as well as at least two dozen on the ground. Cubana's director general, Capt. Hermes Hernandez Dumas, told state media last month that Cubana's domestic flights had carried 11,700 more passengers than planned between January and April 2018. It said that 64 per cent of flights had taken off on time, up from 59 per cent the previous year. "Among the difficulties created by the US trade embargo is our inability to acquire latest-generation aircraft with technology capable of guaranteeing the stability of aerial operations," he said. "Another factor is obtaining part for Cubana's aircraft."

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:26:17 -0400
  • Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

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    Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties. "The ball is in the court of the EU.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 15:05:42 -0400
  • Cougar kills mountain biker and wounds another in Washington state

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    Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalised. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents for the state's Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it hours after the Saturday attack, the Seattle Times reported. The names of neither man were immediately released. The 31-year-old survivor said he and his friend were mountain biking in the Lake Hancock forest area at about 11am when they realised they were being chased by the big cat. "So they stopped and they made a lot of noise, said Capt. Alan Myers of the state department of Fish and Wildlife, ''which is exactly what we counsel people to do. "The two victims then took a minute and were catching their breath about this amazing, incredibly scary event that just occurred and suddenly the victim (the survivor) was attacked again by this cougar.  "It latched onto his head. He said he had his whole entire head in the jaws of this animal and was being shaken around very, very horribly."  Here’s a photo of the cougar that attacked two men on a mountain bike ride near North Bend today. One man died. Another man is at Harborview Medical Center tonight @komonews#komonews#Cougarattackpic.twitter.com/gVQSLL3CwB— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyKOMO) May 20, 2018 The second victim turned and started to run away, and the cougar went after him and killed the 32-year-old. The injured man rode for about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) before getting mobile coverage and calling emergency services. Patient status update: The 31-year-old male who arrived at Harborview this afternoon as a result of a mountain lion attack near North Bend is being treated in the Emergency Dept. He is currently awake and alert and in serious condition.— Harborview Seattle (@harborviewmc) May 19, 2018  Sgt. Ryan Abbott said when rescuers arrived it took them about 30 minutes to locate the second victim, who was dead with the cougar standing on top of him. "The deputies shot at him and spooked him, and he ran off," he said. It took several hours before authorities found the cougar up a tree 45 to 182 metres away and killed it. While the cougar was being hunted, rescuers had to wait to retrieve the dead man's body. Rich Beausoleil, the state's bear and cougar specialist, said it was only the second fatality in the state in the last 94 years. "But it's one too many," he said. Cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are a protected species, the Times reported. Each year, the state allows 250 cougars to be hunted and killed in 50 designated zones. 

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:03:19 -0400
  • Alec Baldwin's Trump Faces Ominous 'Sopranos' Scenario In 'SNL' Finale

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    Things weren't looking so sunny for Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump on "Saturday

    Sun, 20 May 2018 02:06:07 -0400
  • Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom's state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of working with "foreign entities." Rights activists say all those detained had worked in some capacity on women's rights issues, with five of those detained among the most prominent and outspoken women's rights campaigners in the country.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 05:15:42 -0400
  • Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends

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    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea's summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows that travel further, threatening homes and a coastal road that is a key exit route for around 2,000 residents.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 18:21:27 -0400
  • The Royal Wedding's Order Of Service Contains A Notable Error

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    Kensington Palace released the official Order of Service for the royal wedding

    Sat, 19 May 2018 02:48:10 -0400
  • Two dead after car crashes into North Carolina restaurant

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    Two people were killed after a car crashed into a North Carolina restaurant, including the driver’s daughter. A driver rammed his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge restaurant in the town of Bessemer City around noon local time. An officer arrived to the scene to find a car “completely in the building”, Bessemer City police chief Thomas Ellis told reporters.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 18:12:37 -0400
  • Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district

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    Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve. On Sunday, the insurgents were besieging the governor's compound in Ajrestan district in Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, although officials said reinforcements had arrived and were relieving police defending the town. The fighting in Ghazni, which has long had a heavy Taliban presence, follows several days of fighting in Farah province, on the other side of Afghanistan on the border with Iran where the insurgents came close to overrunning the provincial capital.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:40:09 -0400
  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

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    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 23:17:07 -0400
  • Cuba plane crash: What we know

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    - Among the 110 people killed were 99 Cubans, the six-person Mexican crew and five foreign passengers -- an Argentine couple, a Mexican woman and two people from Western Sahara, according to Cuba's Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo. - The aircraft was a Boeing 737-200 leased to Cuba's state airline Cubana de Aviacion by Mexican company Global Air, also known as Aerolineas Damojh.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:31:22 -0400
  • Missouri boat crash kills three, injuries two

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    Three people are dead and two more are injured after a boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:31:57 -0400
  • ‘I am not obstructing justice, I am seeking it’: Oakland mayor fires back at Trump after warning immigrants about raids

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    The mayor of Oakland is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s claims that she obstructed justice by warning undocumented immigrants of an impending federal raid. Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, wrote in a weekend op-ed that it was her “duty” to warn immigrants about the raid, which was set to target around 1,000 people living in the Bay Area earlier this year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has indicated that a tweet from the mayor prevented the arrest of as many as 800 people.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:04:00 -0400
  • Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

    By Raya Jalabi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Sadr himself cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations. The Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, trailed in third place with 42 seats, behind the Al-Fatih bloc, which won 47 seats.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:24:53 -0400
  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

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    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 16:29:30 -0400
  • Who Is Cello Bae? Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, Wows With Royal Wedding Solo

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason said he was "bowled over" to be invited to play.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:35:55 -0400
  • Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

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    A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said. Sirul Azhar Umar, now in Australian custody after fleeing Malaysia in 2015, has maintained that he was ordered by "important people" to murder the Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu, in 2006. Altantuya was killed and her body blown up with military-grade explosives.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:18:32 -0400
  • New documents suggest Las Vegas shooter was conspiracy theorist – what we know

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    Stephen Paddock was the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more last October, when he opened fire from the window of his room at the Mandalay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Yesterday, following legal action from news organizations, the Las Vegas police department released a trove of documents on the investigation, including statements from witnesses and victims. Mostly the documents contain harrowing accounts from victims of Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 06:00:25 -0400
  • Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:53:26 -0400
  • Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia. Sarajevo was chosen for the rally after several European Union countries, including Germany, banned such rallies in the campaign for last year's referendum on a new system enhancing the powers of the Turkish presidency. Erdogan has previously drawn controversy for electioneering in Europe, where there are some three million Turks eligible to vote in Turkish elections, including 1.4 million in Germany.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 23:52:32 -0400
  • A royal reception feast for 600: langoustines, quail eggs and rhubarb tartlets

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    Guests of Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan were set to tuck into dishes including Scottish langoustines, grilled asparagus and rhubarb crumble tartlets at a lunchtime reception for the newlyweds. Canapes being served include poached free-range chicken in a lightly spiced yoghurt with roasted apricot, croquettes of confit Windsor lamb and garden-pea panna cotta with quail eggs and lemon verbena. There were also bowl foods such as pea and mint risotto with pea shoots, truffle oil and parmesan crisps, and 10-hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly, all washed down with champagne, wines and a range of soft drinks.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 09:45:22 -0400
  • Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Leads 'SNL' Chorus Lamenting 'What I Did For Trump'

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    It's been a long time coming, but "Sarah Palin" was back on "Saturday Night

    Sun, 20 May 2018 04:10:02 -0400
  • Maduro set to win second term as Venezuela slips further into economic crisis

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    Venezuela goes to the polls on Sunday, with incumbent president Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second term in spite of the country’s spiralling economic crisis. Mr Maduro is set to secure another six-year term on behalf of the ruling Socialist party, but the election takes place under a cloud of controversy with the ruler’s main rivals set to boycott the vote. More than a million Venezuelans have fled the country in search of a better life abroad as the nation’s once robust oil industry has crumbled, leaving widespread shortages of food and medicines.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 07:29:00 -0400
  • Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece

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    A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal. "As regards the debate surrounding (Macedonia's) name, the government will not enter more specific talks if the above requirements are not fulfilled first," Tsipras' office said in a statement. In a speech to his party later Saturday, Tsipras said the countries were "closer than ever before" to a solution.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 17:02:56 -0400
  • Meghan Markle picks simple, sleek dress by Givenchy designer for wedding

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    Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth. The pure white long-sleeved gown with a boat neck had been eagerly anticipated by royal fans around the world, with speculation over which designer would be chosen starting soon after the couple announced their engagement in November. As the bride stepped out of her classic Rolls-Royce, Kensington Palace announced that Clare Waight Keller, who became the first female artistic director at famed French house Givenchy last year, had secured the coveted role of making the dress.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 15:41:47 -0400
  • Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

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    Sri Lanka's president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels' separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a no-holds-barred offensive. "We have defeated terrorism of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), but we have not been able to defeat their ideology," Sirisena said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:28:23 -0400
  • Protesters target lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:47:12 -0400
  • Dead whale that washed ashore on Long Island may have been hit by boat, officials say

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    A dead humpback whale that washed ashore on Long Beach, Long Island may have been hit by a boat.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 10:28:52 -0400
  • Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

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    Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft. An extreme cold experiment and a European module to invite plug-and-play research are also among the three tons of cargo scheduled to blast off on an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia at 4:39 am (0839 GMT). The Cygnus delivery is the ninth in a series of launches by Orbital ATK, under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to resupply the orbiting outpost.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:16:03 -0400
  • Justify Wins the Preakness Stakes and Is Now One Race Away From the Triple Crown

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    He galloped to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:07:07 -0400
  • South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face

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    By Jeongmin Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks. Moon and Trump spoke over the phone for about 20 minutes, and exchanged their views on North Korea's recent reactions, South Korea's presidential office said without elaborating. "The two leaders will work closely and unwaveringly for the successful hosting of the North Korea- U.S. summit set on June 12, including the upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit," the presidential official said.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 10:10:53 -0400
  • Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout

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    By Vivian Sequera and Corina Pons CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. The vote could trigger additional sanctions from the United States, and more censure from the European Union and Latin America. The Trump administration said it would not recognize the "sham" election and was considering oil sanctions.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 18:13:39 -0400
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