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World News Comedian Zelensky Elected President of Ukraine by Landslide
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In a weird twist, the comedian is best known in the country for his role in a TV show about a history teacher who speaks out against corruption and ends up becoming presidents. But many voters brushed those fears aside amid intense dissatisfaction with their current leadership. But many feel the country's ruling elite have forgotten the promises of the revolution.

World News Strong quake rocks Manila, casualties reported
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The four-story building crashed down when the 6.1 magnitude quake shook Pampanga as well as several other provinces and the capital, Manila, on the main northern island of Luzon . Feliza Villanueva, 21, a business process outsourcing employee told AFP she and four colleagues were at work when the quake struck. "We urge them to refrain from spreading disinformation in social media that may cause undue alarm, panic and stress", presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

World News Easter celebrated in Kerala
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The faithful who are bothered by the spate of violence occurring on an Easter Sunday may find solace in the latest Easter message Urbi et Orbi - to the city of Rome and to the world - of Pope Francis who said: "Christ is alive and He remains with us".

World News Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir investigated over suitcases stuffed with cash
Author: 0 Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir investigated over suitcases stuffed with cash

On Saturday, protest leaders and the military rulers held talks about a power handover and agreed to continue discussions. Qurashi Diefallah, a protester, said the army is "just an extension of the regime, which stole 30 years from us". Overthrown on April 11 by the army, he was arrested and is now being held in a Khartoum prison. Sudan's protests began in December because of fuel and food shortages but quickly morphed into demands for Bashir to step down.

World News Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm
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Aerial footage after the storm showed massive damage and destruction in coastal cities in the Panhandle, such as Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach. NOAA says National Hurricane Center scientists conducted a detailed post-storm analysis for Hurricane Michael , which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 10, 2018.

World News Sanders claims she didn't lie, despite Mueller finding
Author: 0 Sanders claims she didn't lie, despite Mueller finding

On May 10, when a reporter pushed back on Sanders' claim that "the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director", and quoted an FBI special agent who said "the vast majority of the bureau is in favor of Director Comey", she said "Look, we've heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things".

World News Lyra McKee killing 'has united Derry' against New IRA terrorists
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A gunman aiming to kill police hit the 29-year-old. "We have received very positive support from the community, but we need to convert this support into tangible evidence that will enable us to bring Lyra's killers to justice", he said. A message at Free Derry Corner said: "Not in our name, RIP Lyra" with a heart painted beside it. The disturbance began when officers carried out a search operation aimed at disrupting dissident republicans ahead of this weekend's commemoration of Irish ...

World News Dad snatches toddler son from dingo's jaws
Author: 0 Dad snatches toddler son from dingo's jaws

A mother and son from France were also taken to hospital last month after an attack at Eurong beach. The father then chased the dingo's away before calling Triple-zero. The boy was transferred to Queensland's Children's Hospital in Brisbane this morning. The service has also bolstered its infantry of "specialized dingo rangers" on the island , who will warn campers of possible dangers associated with wild dogs.

World News READ: The Full Mueller Report, With Redactions
Author: 0 READ: The Full Mueller Report, With Redactions

But it said there was no criminal conspiracy or co-ordination by Mr Trump or members of his campaign team. "Apart from whether the acts were obstructive, this evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the President had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation", Barr said .

World News With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes N. Korea guild
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Kim's comments. The release came amidst an apparent stalemate of diplomatic discussions and an apparent retesting of missile technology by the North Koreans. Previously, Kim oversaw a test of a " tactical weapon " in November, which could allegedly protect North Korea as a "steel wall". Pompeo said he and other US diplomats will continue their efforts to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons , as he said Chairman Kim Jong Un had committed to do last June.

World News Trump says statements in Mueller report ‘untrue’
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Mueller appears to believe that it is the role of Congress to ensure Trump is not above the law. Congress has a right and responsibility to review the Special Counsel's full investigation without omissions to determine what steps must be taken - and whether further action is necessary.

World News ACLU Demands Investigation Into Pro-Trump Fascist Militia Detaining Migrants
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Earlier this week, videos posted online purported to show migrants being held by a militia known as the United Constitutional Patriots before being turned over to US Border Patrol. In another video, Benvie filmed himself stopping a group of four adults and three children and said "border patrol" as he approached, before calling for another member of his group to join him.

World News Extinction Rebellion protests: Police arrest more than 680 people
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Environmental activists in the United Kingdom took their protest to Heathrow Airport on Friday after days of demonstrations caused road closures and transport chaos across London. "I expect the police to take a firm stance and use the full force of the law", he wrote on Twitter. They have no right to cause misery for the millions of people who are trying to lead their daily lives.

World News Two Teens Arrested After Killing Of Northern Ireland Journalist
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Ms Canning said her partner's "senseless murder" in Derry had left her family without a "beloved daughter, a sister, an aunt and a great aunt and has left so many friends without their confidant". Dissident Republicans are believed to be behind Thursday's shooting death of a journalist in Northern Ireland, and police have appealed for calm.

Author: 0 Latest Easter forecast with record temperatures expected on bank holiday weekend

A day is officially classed as summery if the temperature hits 25 degrees at the De Bilt weather station near Utrecht. Heavy showers and storms continue through the night , but they should slowly fade late. Clouds will be returning during the day today, and the potential for showers and thunderstorms will return to Northern zones late this afternoon. Much of the day is dry, but a couple showers can not be entirely ruled out.

World News Soaking storm in store for Easter and Passover weekend
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A few rumbles of thunder and heavy rain are possible here at home. Yesterday was a attractive sunny day and this morning we start with a little bit of sunshine, but the trend is going to be for clouds to dominate our weather picture. While there may be some breaks in the cloud cover today giving us some sun at times, tomorrow will be all day sunshine. If things slow down a bit, we could get through the morning without much rain.

World News LVMH Group pledges $226m towards Notre-Dame reconstruction
Author: 0 LVMH Group pledges $226m towards Notre-Dame reconstruction

LVMH and its CEO Bernard Arnault have promised 200 million ($226 million). Total, a major French oil and gas company, on Tuesday pledged €100 million ($113 million) for Notre Dame's reconstruction. "We are favoring the theory of an accident", Paris public prosecutor Remy Heitz said, adding that 50 people were working on what was expected to be a long and complex investigation.

World News A look inside Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral after the fire
Author: 0 A look inside Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral after the fire

It's been around for nearly 900 years. "It would be a nice way to let them know that they're in our prayers", said Jim Mootos, kneeling in a pew half a world away in Boston. "It's a huge monument and a huge part of Paris's history". Responding to the president's proposal, the Sécurité Civile - France's main civil defence agency - said a water drop from a helicopter or airplane could cause the entire structure to collapse or damage surrounding buildings.

World News Pope Offers Prayers for Notre Dame 'catastrophe'
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Noting the restoration of Reims cathedral , which was bombarded by German forces during World War I took decades, an emotional Bern, 55, told French radio: "You know what hurts me the most?" "In saluting the courage and the work of the firefighters who intervened to contain the fire, I wish to express my hope that the Cathedral of Notre-Dame can become once again, thanks to the work of reconstruction and the mobilization of all, this handsome jewel in the heart of the city, sign of the ...

World News Severe storms expected over next 3 days in the South
Author: 0 Severe storms expected over next 3 days in the South

An enhanced risk of severe weather can include a higher potential for tornadoes, frequent lightning, winds on scales of 58 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour or possibly greater and hail between 1 or 2 inches and possibly larger. As far as thunderstorm outlooks go, the is essentially "level 2 of 5" for severe weather concerns, although they have been known to be conservative in the extended range.

World News Pet deer kills man, injures woman in Australia
Author: 0 Pet deer kills man, injures woman in Australia

Paul and Mandi McDonald, 45, were at their Moyhu farm, about 260km from Melbourne, on Wednesday morning when the tragedy occurred. "This distressing incident is an unfortunate but powerful warning to everyone why it is risky to approach stags during the autumn rutting season, and at any time in fact", said Bill Swan, assistant park manager, Bushy Park at the time.

World News Trump says Sanders or Biden Will Be His 2020 Opponent
Author: 0 Trump says Sanders or Biden Will Be His 2020 Opponent

He claimed that the majority of his earnings - $382,920 - came from writing and royalties, including the bestselling book " Where We Go from Here ". The release comes as Mr Sanders faces criticism that his new-found wealth contradicts his political message of democratic socialism in his 2020 presidential campaign.

World News House Dems probe Trump's plans to release migrants into sanctuary cities
Author: 0 House Dems probe Trump's plans to release migrants into sanctuary cities

In a Saturday letter that was obtained by CNN, House Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal told IRS commissioner Charles Rettig that "none of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee's request". The letter requests all relevant documents from November 1, 2018, through Monday. In a letter addressed to the White House chief of staff and acting homeland security secretary, the heads of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Homeland Security panels - Representatives ...

World News Deadly storms continue their destruction across southern U.S.
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A barn was destroyed and several other lost roofs, the service said, trees at the Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church were uprooted and snapped and homes suffered minor damage. Sunday. The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast.

World News Mass. Congressman steps up demand for Trump’s tax returns
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Tax transparency has been in the spotlight as Donald Trump bucks decades of presidential tradition by declining to show voters his tax filings and House Democrats seek to force him to turn them over. More numbers in Biden's favor come from a recent Morning Consult poll , which states he's the second choice of Bernie Sanders supporters, Kamala Harris supporters, and Beto O'Rourke supporters, suggesting the broad, if secondary appeal of the former vice-president.

World News Justice Department says redacted Mueller report to be delivered Thursday
Author: 0 Justice Department says redacted Mueller report to be delivered Thursday

In that letter to Congress, Barr said Mueller's investigation did not establish that members of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation. That could include the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY in which a Russian lawyer promised "dirt" on Clinton to senior campaign officials, as well as a secret January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles investigated as a possible attempt to set up a back channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin while ...

World News Sudanese protesters demand ’immediate’ move to civilian rule
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Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum's army headquarters overnight to keep up the pressure on a military council that took power after ousting veteran leader Omar Al-Bashir on Thursday. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia's King Salman, has reportedly ordered an unspecified package of aid for Sudan that includes petroleum products, wheat, and medicine.

World News Former Obama White House counsel charged with lying about lobbying work
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Craig and the firm did not register as foreign agents to conduct this work, apparently believing it was unnecessary as long as it avoided doing direct public relations work on behalf of the Ukrainian government. Prior to his work for Kiev and the Obama White House, Craig served as special counsel to Bill Clinton in the 1990s, and directed the team defending Clinton against impeachment.

World News Lawyer Avenatti Charged in California With US Fraud, Tax Crimes
Author: 0 Lawyer Avenatti Charged in California With US Fraud, Tax Crimes

Avenatti is accused of four different crimes: wire fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. Avenatti faces 19 tax-related charges. One of his businesses, Global Baristas US LLC, failed to file employment tax returns and didn't pay $3.2 million in federal payroll taxes, which had been withheld from employee paychecks.

World News Projected results of Israel election
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Buttu said that for as long as Netanyahu has been prime minister, the Palestinian Authority has been urging the global community to intervene during the bombing of Gaza, construction of settlements, demolition of Palestinian homes, passage of the nation-state law and regarding the annexation of the West Bank .

World News How Israeli election represents a referendum on Netanyahu
Author: 0 How Israeli election represents a referendum on Netanyahu

Both sides claimed victory in the hours after the voting ended. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is slated for a clear victory against Benny Gantz's rival Blue and White party after a bruising election . Likud, which gained five more seats compared with the 2015 elections, needs 61 seats to form the government. Gantz's Blue and White party said in a statement.

World News White House steps up attacks as release of Mueller report nears
Author: 0 White House steps up attacks as release of Mueller report nears

Democrats said they were concerned that a four-page summary letter of the report's main conclusions Barr released last month portrayed the investigation's findings in an overly favorable way for President Donald Trump . He asked whether the Justice Department would look into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation should have sought a court order to conduct surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

World News 4 key takeaways from William Barr’s testimony on the Mueller report
Author: 0 4 key takeaways from William Barr’s testimony on the Mueller report

Trump himself has called on Barr to investigate the FBI's counterintelligence probe. "I am not suggesting that those rules were violated, but I think it's important to look at them". After President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in 2017, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to head an independent investigation that would be separate " from the normal chain of command ".

World News Doctors find bees in Taiwanese woman's eye, feeding on her tears
Author: 0 Doctors find bees in Taiwanese woman's eye, feeding on her tears

The ophthalmologist peered into the eye with a microscope, only to notice something much more unusual than a standard eye infection - tiny legs of four live sweat bees wriggling near her tear duct. Instead of attacking, the bees are merely interested in licking up human sweat with their short tongues as a way to supplement their diets, Terminix reports .

World News Blizzard forecast for Midwest could break April snow records
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The Pacific-born storm has already sparked flood evacuations in Oregon. But the accumulation will be heaviest in the central part of the state, with up to 10 inches expected in Greenville in Piscataquis County and up to 10 inches in Millinocket and 9 inches in Lincoln in Penobscot County, according to the weather service.

World News Brexit secretary doesn't see need for long extension
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European Council president Donald Tusk is recommending a longer delay of up to a year - with an option of leave earlier if there is an agreement in the Commons. With Labour support growing slightly, Jeremy Corbyn ill be cheered that his talks with the PM to solve the Brexit deadlock have not done his - or his party's - brand any harm.

World News Tripoli's only functional airport hit by air raid as clashes rage
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Dozens of people have been killed and thousands displaced in the fighting since Haftar's forces launched their onslaught against Tripoli and its unity government on Thursday, April 4. The LNA says it has 85,000 men, but this includes soldiers paid by the central government that it hopes to inherit. Its elite force, Saiqa (Lightning), numbers some 3,500, while Haftar's sons also have well-equipped troops, LNA sources say.

World News Three US soldiers killed by explosive device in Afghanistan
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The explosion occurred near Bagram air base, 50km (31 miles) north of the capital Kabul. Seven US troops (8 Americans, including the contractor today) have been killed in action this year in Afghanistan. In February, the top U.S. envoy seeking to broker peace in Afghanistan met the Taliban's co-founder in an attempt to end the 17-year conflict. 13 were killed past year.

World News Campaigning ends for phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls
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The BJP's pledge this week to propose stripping decades-old special rights from the people of Jammu and Kashmir , which prevent outsiders from buying property in the state, was a major concern, though it could also be electioneering, Khan said .

World News USA moves to put new tariffs on billions' worth of European Union imports
Author: 0 USA moves to put new tariffs on billions' worth of European Union imports

US President Donald Trump meanwhile threatened last month to impose tariffs on automobiles imported from the European Union, if both sides can not reach a trade deal. Some auto manufacturers, including Toyota's Jim Lentz, have warned that it could reconsider up to $750 million in USA investments in five Southern states if the tariff talks aren't resolved.

World News SC postpones hearing on Modi biopic to Tuesday
Author: 0 SC postpones hearing on Modi biopic to Tuesday

The bench also stated that there is no cause of action or sufficient evidence to challenge its release. However, the film, which is a biopic on Modi , has been courting controversy for being released around the election time. Following SC's decision to entertain a plea on blocking PM Modi biopic on April 8, the release date now is shifted to April 11. PM Narendra Modi actor claimed it took 16 days to finalise his look for the film.

World News As Mueller release nears, White House renews attacks
Author: 0 As Mueller release nears, White House renews attacks

Barr also disclosed that Mueller declined an offer by Justice Department officials to review the attorney general's four-page letter he sent to Congress on March 24 that summarized the special counsel's main findings. Democrats pressed Barr on exceptions to Rule 6 (e) that would allow him to release this information. And while he generally stayed cool under fire, he actually revealed quite a few new pieces of information about the national mystery surrounding his intentions with ...

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