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Ahmed Kathrada: Humble and fearless

The ANC issued a statement saying that the country had lost "a titan, an outstanding leader and a great patriot-a man who stands apart for his service to the people of South Africa , and to the country". In a statement to newsrooms, the President said Kathrada was an exemplary freedom fighter who teaches all Africans of the need to defend rights for all.

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Ignoring Scottish referendum mandate would "shatter" United Kingdom structure - Sturgeon

May's speech will come just days before the Scottish parliament votes on a motion to hold a controversial second referendum on separation from the UK. Recent polls show a rise in Euroskepticism among Scots, particularly amongst the youth. The former Prime Minister said a new form of federal home rule is needed, which would offer an alternative to the division between Holyrood and Westminster.

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WH Sees Nothing Wrong in Congressman Nunes Conducting Russia, Election Probe

He then implied that the public hearing was delayed so that committee members could futher question FBI Director James Comey before hearing other depositions. "The problem that he's created is he's gone off on a lark by himself, sort of an Inspector Clouseau investigation here, trying to find some unmasking information about collection incidental with the Trump campaign and some foreign agent outside of Russian Federation".

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4th victim of London attack dies overnight

Britain's top anti-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley, said police had nine people in custody after the attack on Wednesday which killed five people including the assailant. He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities. Police have made an appeal to the public for information about the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood.

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Talks End Without Agreement On Israeli Settlements

Trump's newly confirmed ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman, is a longtime advocate of settlements and headed a US organization that supports education and other activities in a walled Israeli enclave built deep in the West Bank. Since the January 20 inauguration of US President Donald Trump, Israel has approved the construction of 566 housing units in three settlement areas of occupied East Jerusalem, and announced the building of 2,502 more in the West Bank.

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4 charged in massive Yahoo hack, including 1 Canadian

Baratov maintains his innocence and has no prior criminal record, his lawyer said, adding that people should wait for all facts to emerge in the case. Once he obtained passwords, he would sell them to Dokuchaev, the USA said. FBI Executive Director Assistant Paul Abbate underscored the importance of proactive engagement between the government and private sector in effective battle against the growing cyberthreat.

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Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

Authorities are also watching the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton, with a vast amount of water flowing into the Connors and Isaac rivers that feed it. Paul Villis, a sugar cane grower in Burdekin, said his farm was largely safe except for a couple of sugar canes that have been knocked over by the wind.

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South Korea prosecutors to question ousted leader next week

Just days after being removed from office by the Constitutional Court over a massive corruption scandal , an animal rights group accused Park of animal abandonment for leaving the dogs behind. Park is accused of colluding with Choi to extort money and favors from conglomerates. Ms Park has denied all accusations and refused previous requests to take part in investigations.

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It's over: Britain files for divorce from EU

The British government rejected Scotland's bid. The Scottish people voted against Brexit by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent during the June 2016 referendum. Before she formally triggered Brexit using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Ms. The draft guidelines will then be taken to the 27 capitals where European Union ember states will add points that the each member state would like to table within this framework.

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SC suggests fresh attempts to resolve Ayodhya dispute

However, the apex court suggested and asked Swamy to sort out issue through negotiations which would be agreed upon by all the petitioners and the respondents. "The Ram Janmabhoomi is for the Ram Mandir and it should be used for the Ram temple only", said Swamy. You want me to mediate (but) I will not hear (on judicial side).

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House Republicans Renew Plans to Repeal Obamacare After Failed First Attempt

Like abortion, it brought the party together: Everyone could join hands and damn Obamacare. "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". "Instead of showing all this attention to three or four people who never vote for anything, let's do an American health plan, not a Republican or Democrat one".

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South Korea Ferry Site Bones From Animal, Not Human

The ferry capsized on 16 April 2014 off Jindo island, South Korea with the death of more than 300 passengers. South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced early today that it had found bones on the deck of the heavy lift ship that is bearing the wreck of the Sewol back to port.

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Three storm chasers killed in Texas collision

Tuesday. The Texas Department of Public Safety said the two died Tuesday along with another storm chaser, 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona. Forecasters say the storm risk will increase Thursday as the system moves into Tennessee and Mississippi. In Oklahoma, the truck driver was killed after strong winds pushed his rig off the interstate in El Reno, outside Oklahoma City.

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Sanctuary Cities: Showdown between the President & Mayors Escalates

This is not surprising, as sanctuary policies only benefit criminal aliens who should be deported because they put all residents at risk. "I urge the nation's states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws ", he said, speaking at a press briefing.

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Remains found from Sewol-ho ferry turn out to be animal bones

Family members of victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol react as they look on during its salvage operations at the sea off Jindo, South Korea, March 26, 2017. Crews on the transport vessel have drilled dozens of holes in the ferry to try to empty it of water and fuel before it's ready to be brought to a port in Mokpo.

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Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Debate

Fillon said Le Pen's proposal to ditch the euro and bring back the French franc would cause "economic and social chaos". France's CAC 40 rose 0.3% to 5,025.55, stronger than the Stoxx Europe 600's rise of less than 1 point to 377.77. Le Pen shot back: "Monsieur Fillon, you are fueling people's fear". Mr Macron also appeared to take a swipe at Mr Fillon. Before last night's event, he had been running neck-in-neck with Le Pen, with both polling at 26 percent in the latest Figaro poll .

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Bulgarian Voters Reject Party Wanting Stronger Moscow Ties

In the ex-communist nation's third election in four years, many voters are turning away from the main parties towards groups on the fringes, or are not bothering to vote. The results allows party leader Boiko Borisov, a former prime minister, to form his third Cabinet. The agency said they would be followed by the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) with 9.7 percent, the United Patriots with 9.5 percent, and Volya party with 5.1 percent, while the Reformist Bloc-People's Voice coalition ...

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Sturgeon ready to delay Scottish second vote

Of course the SNP can not win a vote on a Section 30 Order by itself, it has also lost its mandate of a parliamentary majority and must rely on the support of the Green Party. As the debate heats up, former prime minister Gordon Brown on Saturday waded in with a compromise solution: grant Scotland sweeping new autonomy, such as the power to set sales tax and to sign worldwide treaties.

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Most of Daesh Leader Baghdadi's Deputies Dead - Tillerson

Noting that the expansion of ISIS has necessitated a large-scale military response, Tillerson said the offensive measures are reclaiming areas in Iraq and Syria in which ISIS has had a large and destructive footprint. and regional power Iran - two prerequisites the Trump administration may not be ready to accept. The Australian air force has conducted more than 2000 sorties and soldiers have trained 20,000 Iraqi security force personnel.

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Israeli Dual Citizen Arrested in JCC Bomb Threat Probe

Israeli officials searched the suspect's home on Thursday and are still learning more about his operation. Israeli authorities have arrested a suspect in the investigation of the dozens of bomb threats received by Jewish synagogues and community centers in the USA over the past few months.

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Politicians and protesters over the weekend in Rome

The declaration highlights the need for greater unity as the European Union aims to define its place globally. "Today in Rome we are renewing the unique alliance of free nations that was initiated 60 years ago by our great predecessors", he said.

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Akhilesh chosen leader of SP Legislature Party

In January, Mr Akhilesh had promised to hand the party's leadership to his father "after three months". Both uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav, with whom Akhilesh had an ugly spat in the run up to the polls, and party's Muslim face Azam Khan were missing from the meeting called by the former UP CM.

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Buhari names two as ministerial nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees, Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan, to the Senate for confirmation. The source said the nominees who are from Kogi and Gombe States would respectively replace the late Ocholi, who along with his wife and son died tragically in a auto accident a year ago, and Mrs.

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See eerie new 'It' photo stills, featuring Pennywise and the Losers' Club

Bill Skarsgard takes on the role of the Pennywise, previously played by Tim Curry in the 1990 miniseries. The poster bears the tagline " You'll float too " while the teaser talks about the Losers' Club seeing a clown as well as infamous line, " We all float down here ".

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Le Pen's plan to exit the eurozone spooks French businesses

The art group White Star (of which Katasonova is a member) produced an eye-catching triptych of Putin, Le Pen and Trump that was plastered across the internet, and which Katasonova used as part of her unsuccessful campaign for election to Russia's parliament with the far-right Rodina party.

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Tillerson says Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China

Tillerson told Xi that President Trump looks forward to enhancing the understanding between the two countries, and "the opportunity for a visit in the future.". "Washington and Seoul are trying to shift all the burden of solving the North Korean nuclear issue onto China and include China into their strategy toward Pyongyang", it said.

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New fallout in House investigation of alleged Russia election meddling

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that, according to documents it received, the White House was planning on claiming presidential communication privilege to prevent Yates from testifying on certain matters. "You can't keep your credibility", Jones said. But Nunes never scheduled Comey's and Rogers' reappearance before the committee - a committee spokesman said Tuesday that Nunes was still trying to set it up - and Democrats now question whether Nunes' maneuver was meant to kill momentum ...

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London attack victim 'a loving husband'

She was highly regarded and loved by our students and by her colleagues. The family offered profuse thanks - to first responders, to British and American authorities, to Delta airlines for arranging travel to London , and to people who had sent notes, prayer and donations since Wednesday's attack.

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Donald Trump gives the green light to 'incredible' Keystone XL pipeline

Some 830,000 daily barrels of raw synthetic and bituminous oil will flow along this 1,400-kilometer pipeline from the Canadian province of Alberto to the U.S. "I'm glad President Trump took quick action to approve this critical infrastructure project". "The dirty and risky Keystone XL pipeline is one of the worst deals imaginable for the American people, so of course Donald Trump supports it", Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in a statement .

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Five Cool Facts You Didn't Know About St

Take for instance St. Patrick's Day. Pinching was also a good way to tweak someone who wasn't expressing their appreciation of Irish culture. or an excuse for people who just wanted to pinch someone. "For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!" The parade helped the participants to connect with their roots. Saint Patrick was born a long time ago, about 385 AD in the United Kingdom.

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Trump greets Irish prime minister at White House

Other highlights include Trump quoting his favorite Irish proverb , which turned out to actually be a Nigerian poem , and tweeting a video of the meeting accompanied by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard on bagpipes. "I've heard it for many , many years and I love it", Trump said before giving the following quote: "Always keep in mind to forget the friends that proved untrue , but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you ".

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Watchdog to examine cost, security of President Trump's Florida trips

Young said there is no time frame yet for their review, but that they will first work to "determine the full scope of what we will cover and the methodology to be used". "In addition, we are concerned about the expenditure of taxpayer funds at Mar-a-Lago by the Secret Service and other government officials associated with the President".

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Foreign Affairs Minister: Ireland is 'Team EU' in Brexit talks

Sir Tim Barrow, only three months into the job as permanent representative of the United Kingdom to the EU entered the room of European Council president Donald Tusk armed with a white envelope. "Now that the decision to leave has been made and the process is under way, it is time to come together ", May said. Also chiming with continental thinking, at the risk of displeasing some of her own supporters at home, May also said negotiations would have to look at how trade disputes would be ...

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French candidates face off in first debate

Mr Fillon said that if elected, he would be the president of what he called the "national recovery". He bridled at the suggestion, accusing her of "lying" by "twisting the truth" and seeking to "divide the French" over the issue. Le Pen fired back at the conservative, reminding him that there had been a campaign in Europe voicing similar attitudes against Brexit, which she branded " Project Fear ".

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Prime Minister triggers Article 50

It's a bit like Trump. "We are in a plane being flown by members of the European Union and we're about to jump out and we've got a parachute that was designed by the people flying the plane and they designed it in a way to deter anybody else jumping out", he said.


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