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President's re-election pitch resonates in heartland of Ukraine's revolution

16 hours 50 min ago
At a cemetery in western Ukraine, a tall, gray-haired man lights candles and kisses the gravestone of his 35-year-old brother Taras, whose death, he said, changed his mind about who should win this month's presidential election.
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Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

17 hours 23 sec ago
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs".
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Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

17 hours 8 min ago
Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said.
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Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam seeks to rebuild

17 hours 10 min ago
Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about "tasting the sweetness of faith" as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.
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China's nationwide pollution readings rise 5 percent in January-February

17 hours 42 min ago
China's average concentrations of lung-damaging particles known as PM2.5 rose by 5.2 percent in the first two months of the year, the environment ministry said on Thursday, casting doubt over the country's ability to meet winter targets.
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Indonesian investigators to hold news conference on Lion Air crash

17 hours 50 min ago
Indonesian investigators said on Thursday that information from the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed in October was leaked to the media and they would hold a news conference at 0830 GMT.
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UK Labour's Corbyn to discuss 'alternative' Brexit plan with EU leaders

17 hours 57 min ago
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will travel to Brussels on Thursday to discuss an "alternative" Brexit plan with European Union (EU) leaders, including the bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, his party said in a statement.
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New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre

18 hours 12 min ago
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
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Exclusive: U.S. may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

18 hours 52 min ago
The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia's S-400 air defense system.
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For asylum seekers in Mexico, U.S. judge asks, 'How does the court serve them?'

18 hours 59 min ago
A U.S. judge on Wednesday questioned how the government would be able to properly attend to Central American asylum seekers forced to live in Mexico while their claims are processed, on the same day the government expanded the program to El Paso.
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Japanese PM Abe may meet Trump in April: officials, media

19 hours 57 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may meet President Donald Trump in the United States in late April for talks on North Korea and Japan-U.S. trade, two government officials and Japanese media said on Thursday.
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U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year: Bloomberg

19 hours 58 min ago
U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year weeks after the accident, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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New Zealand bans types of semi-automatic weapons used in mosque mass shooting

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:45
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
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Taiwan president to visit Hawaii amid China pressure

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:41
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific, official media said on Thursday, a move likely to anger China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own amid tension across the strait.
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Indonesian president's coalition to win parliament majority: survey

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:39
A coalition of political parties backing Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course to win more than half of the votes in next month's elections, giving them control of parliament, according to a new survey released on Thursday.
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Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software update

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:36
Extra computer-based training will be required after a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, Southwest Airlines Co's pilot union said on Wednesday, adding that it was seeking additional information for pilots.
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Bullet-riddled New Zealand mosque to reopen for Friday prayers; more victims buried

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:45
The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of New Zealand's worst mass shooting.
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New Zealand bans semi-automatic and assault rifles after mass shooting

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:45
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting.
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Nicaraguan government agrees to release prisoners to restart dialogue

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:27
The Nicaraguan government said on Wednesday it would release within 90 days all people arrested during several months of protests against President Daniel Ortega, as a step to restarting dialogue with opposition groups.
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U.S. Senator Rubio visits Haiti amid political crisis there

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:54
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met on Wednesday with the Haitian president and members of parliament and discussed the formation of a new Cabinet following the ouster this week of Jean Henry Ceant as prime minister.
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