• New Zealand halts future oil and gas offshore exploration permits
New Zealand halts future oil and gas offshore exploration permits

On the question of supply, Ms Ardern said there were 31 active oil and gas exploration permits, including 22 offshore. It will limit the 2018 offer of exploration permits to onshore acreage in the oil-rich province of Taranaki, she said, adding existing exploration and any future mining permits are unaffected by the decision.

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  • Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO
Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

Relations between the countries have also been strained amid mysterious sonic attacks that USA diplomats in Havana say have left them with ailments including headaches, hearing problems and concussions. "The United States believes now is the time to do more , much more", he said. "On the contrary, it may help". He was sworn in after Peru's congr...

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  • West Bengal HC Stays Panchayat Election Process Till Further Orders
West Bengal HC Stays Panchayat Election Process Till Further Orders

Kolkata: While the row over the West Bengal panchayat polls, on extending the last date of filing nominations, has moved to the Calcutta High Court, the controversy took a brutal turn this week. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been fined Rs 5 lakh by the Court for suppressing information from the court and should be paid to Registra...

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  • MP administration asked to protect Ambedkar statues
MP administration asked to protect Ambedkar statues

He said on the basis of a police Intelligence report about the festival causing possible tension in the area, the committee was asked , in the eleventh hour, to hold the event at an alternative venue. Punjab has highest proportion of Dalit population in the country. "The BJP government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has wor...

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  • Volkswagen looking at changing CEO in reshuffle; Mueller's future at company uncertain
Volkswagen looking at changing CEO in reshuffle; Mueller's future at company uncertain

Longtime chief executive Winterkorn quit days after the firm admitted to installing software in 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide created to cheat regulatory emissions tests in a scandal that became known as "dieselgate". More details about the restructuring are expected to be revealed at a press conference at VW's Wolfsburg headquarters on Fr...

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  • Turkey welcomes strikes on Syria as 'appropriate'
Turkey welcomes strikes on Syria as 'appropriate'

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the strikes had not been launched via Turkey's southern Incirlik air base. Turkish presidential aide on Saturday urged the global community to unite, saying it would have been "unthinkable to leave Syrian regime unanswered" after its suspected chemical attack in Syria's Douma.

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  • Kathua rape case: United Nations chief wants accused to be punished
Kathua rape case: United Nations chief wants accused to be punished

Singh and Ganga had joined a march by the Hindu Ekta Manch, which was fighting against the arrests of the accused by the crime branch. "They perhaps realised that the image of the party was being tarnished in the media and instead of embarrassing the BJP they took the decision", Sethi said.

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  • Trump and Gardner strike deal to avoid crackdown on Colorado marijuana
Trump and Gardner strike deal to avoid crackdown on Colorado marijuana

In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo, Hussein Obama-era guidance created to discourage prosecutors from targeting states that have legalized marijuana. Senator Gardner and other senators have been discussing legislation that would prevent federal government intervention in states that have legalized marijuana.

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  • Yep, this restaurant has a tarantula burger on the menu
Yep, this restaurant has a tarantula burger on the menu

The burger can be cooked to the customer's preference, and Bull City Burger describes the tarantula as "lightly salted and oven-baked". Should they finish the burger and their side of fries they win a limited edition T-shirt and have their picture taken for "social media fame and glory".

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  • Presidency says all remaining girls in captivity alive
Presidency says all remaining girls in captivity alive

The Chibok ceremony, which included Christian and Muslim prayers, was one of a number of vigils and protests to mark the four-year anniversary of the abduction across Nigeria . One hundred and seven were returned in mid-March. About five died while in Boko Haram hands. "Rest assured that we are doing our very best to free the girls from their ca...

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  • Opposition leader slams United Kingdom premier over Syria strikes
Opposition leader slams United Kingdom premier over Syria strikes

In a US-led attack supported by Britain and France , 66 American Tomahawk missiles provided the bulk of the firepower. His French counterpart Emmanuel Macron said he was in daily contact with Trump, stating France has evidence that Assad's regime was behind the attack.

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  • Donald Trump calls off his South America visit
Donald Trump calls off his South America visit

The Pentagon directed questions on President Trump's promise to aim "nice and new and "smart" missiles at Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces back to the White House, refusing to comment on potential future actions.Trump started his day with a salvo of tweets directed at Russian Federation after reports emerged from the country that The Krem...

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  • From blizzard conditions to a tornado, Mother Nature batters America's midsection
From blizzard conditions to a tornado, Mother Nature batters America's midsection

The mountains have seen between 2-6 inches of snow with up to five inches more possible through the evening. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely unsafe. And to the west, in the panhandle, snow accumulation was already being reported, Gomez said, with 3 inches recorded in Gordon. If this storm and accompanying winds arri...

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  • Michael Cohen under criminal investigation
Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

Cohen is due to appear in federal court on Monday in connection with a raid this week on his NY office and home by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that was based in part on a referral from Mueller. When he introduced himself to the judge to ask to be heard, Wood seemed to indicate that she was already aware of his identity. 'We ha...

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  • Backpage.com CEO Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Feds On Money Laundering
Backpage.com CEO Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Feds On Money Laundering

A federal subcommittee in 2017 went further in a scathing report alleging Backpage concealed its criminal conduct by sanitizing its adult ads and stripping words and terms such as "lolita", "rape", "amber alert" and "school girl" that could tip authorities to sex trafficking and child sex trafficking - all under Ferrer's direction.

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  • After Congress, Modi-led BJP to fast over parliament washout
After Congress, Modi-led BJP to fast over parliament washout

All the opposition parties and leaders have accused the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) of failing to make the Centre constitute the Board within the deadline given by the Supreme Court in its judgment on 16 February.

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  • In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention
In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention

French President Emmanuel Macron said the action was narrowly focused on Syria's chemical weapons facilities while May insisted there was no intention to interfere in the broader civil war that has engulfed the country since 2011. President Donald Trump speaks about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on Apri...

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  • Syria: Corbyn accused Government of 'waiting for instructions' from Trump
Syria: Corbyn accused Government of 'waiting for instructions' from Trump

But Mr Corbyn said: "More bombing, more killing, more war will not save life". " Britain should be playing a leadership role to bring about a ceasefire in the conflict, not taking instructions from Washington and putting British military personnel in harm's way ", Corbyn continued.

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  • Rabri Devi's Bungalow Security Withdrawn by Bihar Government
Rabri Devi's Bungalow Security Withdrawn by Bihar Government

His sugar level is rising. While the CBI officials said it clear that only Rabri Devi was questioned at her residence in Patna , RJD leaders claimed that Tejashwi was also quizzed for over four hours. Notably, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on Tuesday questioned Rabri Devi at her residence in Patna in connection with its probe...

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  • Nigeria's Women Win Silver, Bronze In Commonwealth Games Relays
Nigeria's Women Win Silver, Bronze In Commonwealth Games Relays

She said triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Thodi had been suspended and their accreditation revoked. Ms Martin said the CGF court found the athletes' denials of any knowledge of the syringes were both "unreliable and evasive".

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