• Maldives President Declares State of Emergency
Maldives President Declares State of Emergency

The declaration also limited the court's powers, but this restriction was lifted shortly before the ruling was reversed. "Protesters gathered at MDP's campaign centre Haruge call on the government [to] stop intimidating the judiciary and to free political prisoners, including the 9 specified in the Supreme Court's ruling on 1 February", the...

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  • Cornell fraternity punished over sex contest called 'Pig Roast'
Cornell fraternity punished over sex contest called 'Pig Roast'

New members were told not to inform the women about the contest, according to a university report . A university spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It said it will host multiple educational programs on healthy relationships. Those programs will also be offered to the campus community at large. Zeta Beta Tau jo...

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  • Israel builds disputed wall along border with Lebanon
Israel builds disputed wall along border with Lebanon

However the project has become increasingly provocative in Lebanon, whose government is also disputing Israel's claim to gas-rich stretches of the Mediterranean along their shared maritime boundary. Israel has in recent days escalated its threats against Lebanon over Lebanon's invitation for offshore gas exploration bids on the maritime border betw...

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  • US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown
US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown

The deal repeals spending caps put in place during a previous budget deal - the so-called sequester that became loathed by members of both parties. Both McConnell and Schumer reported progress Tuesday morning. But AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, said the speaker has already committed to holding votes on immigration. "One CR after anoth...

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  • US House Democratic leader does not back budget caps deal -statement
US House Democratic leader does not back budget caps deal -statement

More than seven hours later, she was still talking . That's her stance, she said, unless Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, commits to holding a floor vote on legislation that would protect Dreamers. Her goal is quite simple: to force Ryan to call a vote on immigration because he needs Democratic votes to pass any plan to keep the government open an...

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  • 1st Ld: German parties agree on
1st Ld: German parties agree on "grand coalition"

The agreement looks set to end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Merkel said the talks had been hard, but worth it. In their coalition government contract, Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and SPD underlined their desire for "good relations" with Turkey. ...

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  • Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises
Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises

Rescuers have saved 196 people so far from that building and three others. Some 800 people went to bed in shelters on Wednesday: almost 500 at the Hualien Gymnasium and more than 300 at the Chunghwa Primary School. Rescue crews continue to search night and day for survivors. Rescuers focused on the Yunmen Tsuiti residential building that wa...

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  • Pentagon weighing options for US military parade - Mattis
Pentagon weighing options for US military parade - Mattis

Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday that Trump asked for the military parade , adding that the planning process was in its "infancy". He says "we all know" Trump's "affection for the military". The news of Trump's call for a military parade in the U.S. comes as North Korea plans to show off dozens of long-range missiles dur...

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  • Joyce and ex-staffer expecting baby: paper
Joyce and ex-staffer expecting baby: paper

Labor is likely to let voters decide how Mr Joyce comes out of this, rather than make the private situation a public and political attack line. On social media there's been some commentary that during the same-sex marriage debate you spoke in favour of traditional families at the same time you were moving on from your own relationship with a staf...

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  • European Union to consider United Kingdom single market access restriction
European Union to consider United Kingdom single market access restriction

Just hours after a leaked document revealed that European leaders could threaten to restrict United Kingdom access to the single market if there is a dispute after Brexit, senior cabinet ministers are gearing for the first of two Brexit war committee meetings today.

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  • Another winter storm forecast for Alberta Wednesday: Environment Canada
Another winter storm forecast for Alberta Wednesday: Environment Canada

The weather system will move in from the north throughout Wednesday, getting stronger as it goes, and the snow dump will only let up on Thursday evening. "And the active weather pattern shows no sign of letting up in the central and eastern United States as another storm will brew over the weekend, she noted".

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  • James Bulger Killer Admits to Having Indecent Images of Children
James Bulger Killer Admits to Having Indecent Images of Children

Venables and his classmate Robert Thompson , then both aged 10, brutally murdered two-year-old James in Bootle, Liverpool in 1993. The little boy's body was found stripped from the waist down with 42 separate injuries, most of which were to the face and head.

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  • Trudeau Explains 'Peoplekind' Comments: 'I Made a Dumb Joke'
Trudeau Explains 'Peoplekind' Comments: 'I Made a Dumb Joke'

Those positive responses weren't reflected online though where people took the PM's interjection as mansplaining (which it certainly seemed to be) or just the ramblings of another insane left-winger pushing his politically correct agenda. It played well in the room and in context . Morgan's piece criticized Trudeau as the most "touchy-feely Prime...

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  • United Nations demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas
United Nations demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas

CNN could not independently verify these claims or videos . "We have a long-standing policy to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons to Hezbollah from Syrian territory". The monitoring group did not mention allegations of chlorine use in Tuesday's attacks. Opposition activists say dozens of people have been killed and at least three ...

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  • John Horgan won't retaliate in pipeline feud with Alberta
John Horgan won't retaliate in pipeline feud with Alberta

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission will step up enforcement of direct sales from B.C. wineries to consumers in her province, she added. More details on the B.C. But the policy creates significant uncertainty for the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain project that would close to triple the capacity of the pipeline system.

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  • Hong Kong activists' sentences overturned
Hong Kong activists' sentences overturned

The protest sparked the "Umbrella movement," which pushed for full democracy in Hong Kong and brought parts of the city to a standstill for three months. They stressed, however, that Hong Kong was a law-abiding society and that "future offenders involved in large-scale unlawful assemblies involving violence" will be subject to stricter guidel...

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  • Some Mainers receive false report of tsunami alert
Some Mainers receive false report of tsunami alert

A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning , giving jolt to many residents on the East Coast, according to an Associated Press article. Turns out the text alerts that were sent out were actually part of a test that conveniently forgot to mention it was a tes...

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  • Not under the shadow of FGM
Not under the shadow of FGM

More than 25 million people in some 18,000 communities across 15 countries have publicly disavowed the practice since 2008. Type 4 FGM which includes pricking, piercing or cauterization also exists in some regions, the study stated. "Exposure to pornographic films, particularly popular among the young men, further strengthened the belief that lac...

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  • Lifetime's 'A Royal Romance' Movie Casts Its Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Lifetime's 'A Royal Romance' Movie Casts Its Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

And Prince Harry will be played by Murray Fraser . Since then, however, they have remained extremely close, even sharing a house still - and that's despite Fergie being caught with her toes in the mouth of a USA business man (really) and accepting a bribe from a journalist to give access to her ex-husband.

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  • FBI Investigating Child Pornography Video Being Shared On Facebook
FBI Investigating Child Pornography Video Being Shared On Facebook

The video, uploaded and shared online, depicted a young girl that appeared to be between 4 to 6 years of age performing oral sex on an adult male. Investigators received the explicit video earlier this week. Authorities said 42-year-old Jerrell Washington wasn't involved in the creation of the video, according to WHNT . Police detectives have cont...

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