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Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar with rain, wind

Enawo struck near the city of Antalaha this morning local time as a Category 4 Tropical Cyclone, making it the strongest storm to hit the country since Tropical Cyclone Giovanna in February 2012, and comparable to Tropical Cyclone Ivan in 2008 which killed almost 100 people and displaced 190,000.

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Change your clocks...Change your batteries!

Residents can check their smoke alarms by pushing the test button on the alarm. Zanesville Fire Department is urging the community to check their smoke detectors when they go around the house and change their clocks. Hudgens also recommends families prepare and practice an escape route in the event of a fire. Install alarms on every level of the home. About the American Red Cross :The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies ...

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Former Panama Dictator Noriega Has Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

He was ousted in a USA invasion and taken to the United States, where he was tried and imprisoned on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. After serving 20 years in the USA he was sent to France, where he was sentenced to seven years for money laundering.

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Martin McGuinness seriously ill in hospital, say reports

The Irish News today reported that Mr McGuinness was admitted to Altnagelvin Hospital two weeks ago because of side affects to treatment he is having for a suspected genetic condition. "We are very clear about our view that if recent statements by James Brokenshire and Theresa May are to be taken at face value then the British Government is going to make all the mistakes that it made in the past".

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Budget 2017: What to expect from Philip Hammond's statement

We will build our business globally. "We're the only economy in Europe that's growing while wages are falling", he said. Economic forecasters have stated that the Office for Budget Responsibility is likely to cut its borrowing forecast by £3bn to £65bn for the current year.

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Rare 'giant tusker' elephant killed by poachers, 25 left in wild

With Satao II dead, that leaves just about 25 giant tusker elephants in the wild, according to The Telegraph . Their large tusks make them an ideal target for poachers, but Satao II's corpse was recovered with both intact, weighing 51kg and 50.5kg each.

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Intelligence panel sets March deadline for Russian Federation documents

Devin Nunes (R-California), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at an afternoon press conference on Capitol Hill. FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers are invited, as are Mr. "One of the focus points of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation is the US government's response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign".

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Deputy attorney general nominee catches fresh hell from Franken over Sessions' lies

Chairman, I do not know what the future holds on these issues of great importance to our democracy". "I said this to you when you were in the privacy of my office: If I was going to ask you a gotcha question, I was going to tell you about it ahead of time", he said.

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House approves death penalty; Senate next arena

In a statement, the group denounced the passage of House Bill 4727, which proposes to reinstate capital punishment. The approved bill lists only drug-related offenses as crimes punishable by death: the importation, sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution, transportation and manufacturing of drugs, and maintenance of a drug den.

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Barca looking for miracle against PSG

Barcelona will be wary of conceding the away goal that would leave them with an even bigger mountain the climb - should PSG find the net, Barca would need to score at least six times - but the hosts can not waste too much time defending if they want to plant a seed of doubt in PSG's minds.

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McCain, Graham ask Trump for evidence of wiretapping claims

Looking back on the success of his meeting with Trump, Graham stated, "How good was the meeting?" Linking to a news story about Graham's comments, Hannity tweeted Saturday afternoon asking his more than two million followers if they should start betting over when Graham would officially change his political affiliation to the Democratic Party.

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IISc Bangalore Bags Spot in World's Top 10 Small Universities

It featured in 201-250 range in the WUR 2016-17 rankings . The British daily newspaper The Times has published their rankings of the world's top universities with less than 5,000 students: Italy and France dominate, each conquering three positions among the top ten.

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Trump and Netanyahu discuss Iranian threat over the phone

Yosef spoke at a ceremony marking a deadly 1992 bombing at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. In February, during a visit to Washington, Israel's prime minister discussed the situation in Syria with the U.S. Police questioned Netanyahu for a fourth time in corruption investigations concerning his ties with Milchan as well as top executives in media and global business, according to media reports.

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Three killed as train hits bus in Mississippi

The CSX freight train was east when it collided with a charter bus that was heading north, WLOX-TV reported. First responders were still working to remove people from the bus more than 30 minutes after the crash, which occurred shortly before 2:15 p.m.

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Gold Cup Groups Unveiled

On Tuesday the rest of the draw was completed, and the US will play Panama in Nashville, Martinique in Tampa Bay and Haiti or Nicaragua in Cleveland. The Haitians and Nicaraguans collide in a two-leg playoff, March 24 and 28. "With the groups now determined, we have a full look at the schedule of Gold Cup matches to be played this July", CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani said.

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New Orleans Can Remove Confederate Statues, Federal Appeals Court Says

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court's refusal to block the removal. The city will use private money to remove the monuments. "These monuments do not now, nor have they ever reflected the history, the strength, the richness, the diversity or the soul of New Orleans ", Landrieu said.

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At Least 2 Tornadoes Touch Down In Missouri

At a briefing Tuesday morning, Scarborough said 12 people were treated for injuries by emergency crews, and three people were taken to hospitals. Severe damage was reported in several areas around Kansas City, including Olathe , Richmond and Oak Grove.

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Monroe Mom Live-Streamed Child Driving Car, Police Say

Nussbaum was charged with risk of injury to a minor and will appear in court on March 10. She was released on a promise to appear and is due in court on March 10. Police say the mother, Lisa Nussbaum, recorded the video from the passenger seat. At one point police said they heard the boy exclaim, "This is fun".

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Malaysia team barred from playing N Korea in Asian football qualifier

Yesterday, the government banned Harimau Malaysia from leaving for Pyongyang for the 2019 Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea on March 28. "I was informed that AFC had requested for additional information to support the appeal but based on the latest development today, I guess there will be enough reasons to support our request".

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Trump signs revised travel ban, spares Iraq

Unlike the previous version, the order signed into effect Monday does not affect any lawful permanent resident of the United States, including green card holders , nor does it bar dual nationals traveling on a passport from a non-affected country.

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United States cuts major IS supply route, marches on Mosul

A Syrian army soldier takes a picture of a fellow soldier standing on ruins in the historic city of Palmyra, Syria, March 4, 2017. On Monday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced south from their positions in the sparsely populated eastern Raqqa countryside and severed the road that links Deir e-Zor province to the south with Raqqa city, the faction announced in an online statement and video .

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Ben Carson Says Slaves Can Be Considered 'Involuntary Immigrants — Strong & Wrong

At one point during the talk, Carson reflected on how America was a land of "dreams and opportunity". "There were numerous people who were brought over here on slaves ships and it is a disgusting thing", Carson said . Samuel L. Jackson's response was simply outraged, "Immigrants?" Jackson is NOT here for Ben Carson's ignorant comments about slavery. Ahhhm, no, their dream was to be free, and to be reunited with their families that was torn from them.

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Philippines protests portrayal of 'president' on hit USA show

Secretary State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) in 'Madam Secretary'. CBS's TV drama " Madam Secretary " has sparked a real-life diplomatic incident with an upcoming episode. "It is, therefore, inevitable that its depiction of world leaders will have an impact on how its audience views the real personages and the countries they represent", a statement from the Philippine embassy reads.

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Tory Bob Neill could vote against Government without 'meaningful' Brexit vote

Ministers have already been defeated in the Lords over the issue of guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens. But the changes may be temporary. May's office confirmed that the vote she's planning to give Parliament without the amendment would simply be one on whether to accept the deal or to leave without a deal.

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'A Day Without a Woman' protest is tomorrow, strike closing schools

It takes place on International Women's Day, alongside the International Women's Strike , which organizers began planning back in October with the help of feminist groups in more than 40 countries. As such, women spent 150 percent more time on household chores than men , in addition to spending more than twice the amount men dedicate to caregiving.

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New threats made against US Jewish centers

In a sign of the growing concern about acts of hate against Jewish facilities across the country, all 100 senators sent a letter Tuesday urging "swift action" by federal law enforcement agencies to address the issue. This is the third threat the JCC of Syracuse has received since January. O'Neill encouraged New Yorkers to call police if they see anything out of the ordinary at synagogues, Jewish community centers or Jewish organizations.

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Arkansas college student proves sobriety by juggling during traffic stop

The amusing incident was captured on UCA Police dash and body cameras - and the student even had a licence plate that says "JUGGLER". McKay thought Puckett could have been driving under the influence. And, just to show the insane juggling wasn't a fluke, here's another picture of Puckett in action... "It's just more fun when you can juggle and have more fun with the officers than a standard traffic stop that's boring and scary", Puckett said.

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India has highest incidence of bribery in Asia Pacific: Transparency International Survey

As per the report , almost 70% of people in India who had used some form of government services had paid a bribe. After analysis of the survey results, Transparency International could report that just more than 25 percent of the total people surveyed have paid a bribe to access public services, help from police being the service most demanding of a bribe.

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Chemical weapons allegedly being used in Mosul

The Iraqi Army has seized the al-Hurriya Bridge, a spokesperson said, in the latest push to retake Mosul from the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group. "If the alleged use of chemical weapons is confirmed , this is a serious violation of global humanitarian law and a war crime, regardless of who the targets or the victims of the attacks are".

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Man arrested over US Jewish centre bomb threats

On Feb. 27, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia denounced the rise in anti-Semitic attacks and threats to Jewish community centers in the United States. A disgraced former journalist for The Intercept was arrested and charged after making several anti-semitic bomb threats under the name of his ex-girlfriend as a means of revenge.

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This City Installed Female Pedestrian Signals to "Reduce Unconscious Bias"

She said the ultimate goal of the campaign was to have a "one-to-one" representation of male and female pedestrians icons across the state of Victoria. "Unfortunately I think this sort of costly exercise is more likely to bring derision rather than support to what is a very important issue". The country's gone officially mad.

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Philippines Police Launch 'Double Barrel Reloaded': The 'Less Bloody' Drug War

Following the recent kidnapping and killing of a South Korean businessman by a rogue drugs squad, President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered the police force to pull out of the anti-drugs campaign. Meanwhile, the US State Department said in its annual human rights report on Friday (3 March) that there were serious concerns about the growing number of alleged vigilante and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

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US News & World Report

News & World Report. Switzerland made its debut as the world's top country this year, driven largely by positive global perceptions of its social systems, protection of human rights and business-friendly environment, notes US News & World Report.

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Iraqi forces capture central bank in Mosul

Sgt. Azam Ibrahim of the federal police was one of the first troops to storm the Mosul government complex. The Iraqi military also said its troops now control the western side of a second bridge across the Tigris River. According to some accounts, Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition are conducting air and artillery strikes on jihadists regardless of the civilian presence in the area.

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Casey Anthony Breaks Silence on Daughter's Death

Despite her reputation, Anthony says she isn't bothered by the world's opinion of her. "I understand why people have the opinions that they do". Anthony told the AP she understands why people feel the way they do about her, considering the time lapse in reporting and a defense that involved an accidental drowning.


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