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Top US diplomat Tillerson, in Ankara, meets Turkish PM

The two countries have been at odds over whether to include Kurdish forces that Turkey considers terrorists in the fight against IS extremists in Raqqa, Syria. On the extradition of FETO's ringleader Fetullah Gulen, Cavusoglu said that Turkey has been sending the USA documents and evidence for Gulen's provisional arrest as well as extradition since last July. Read More

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Ford to announce Ontario engine program in boost to Canada automaking

Ford to announce Ontario engine program in boost to Canada automaking

Ford will establish an advanced manufacturing program at its operations in Windsor, transforming the site into what it calls "a world-class powertrain facility". “In the same way that electricity revolutionized manufacturing, and the microprocessor reinvented how we gather, analyze and communicate information, artificial intelligence will cut across almost every industry in Canada, ” Trudeau said in Brampton, Ont. Read More

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Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

Edgar Veytia was arraigned Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in California, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Davene Butler. According to news reports, Veyti is accused of working with co- conspirators in the United States to manufacture, import and distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine between January 2013 and February of this year. Read More

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Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

Foremost among these: Russian Federation wants to begin normalizing relations with the West, and sees the Arkhangelsk conference as a step in that direction (recall the formal name of this event is "The Arctic - Territory of Dialogue"). Putin reiterated Thursday that allegations that Russians meddled in the 2016 US election are "endless and groundless". "If this happens, we will be glad to participate and I will be glad to take part in this event", he said, according to CNN . Read More

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Police find Chicago teen whose sexual assault was seen on Facebook Live

Rape culture is truly infuriating. The girl's mother told police on Monday her daughter had been missing since Sunday and provided screen grab photos of the alleged assault. After getting wind of the alarming video, cops began a search for the teen, who was ultimately found crying on a neighbor's porch on Tuesday. In January , Chicago police arrested four people following a separate incident in which a man's alleged assault was live streamed, also on Facebook Live. Read More

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London terror: Utah victim's family harbors no 'ill-will or harsh feelings'

London terror: Utah victim's family harbors no 'ill-will or harsh feelings'

Instead, there was simple resolve: that Kurt Cochran would be remembered first and foremost as an "amazing individual" who tried to make the world a better place, according to a family statement read by Clint Payne. "She's always fun and feisty, strong willed - she's a fighter", Jenny said. "Their last two weeks here were unbelievable for the two of them, it was flawless", she added. Read More

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Foul-mouthed Messi banned for 4 Argentina games

Foul-mouthed Messi banned for 4 Argentina games

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory, as Argentina's campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Argentina now lie third in the South American branch of World Cup qualification, behind Brazil and Uruguay. Lionel Messi suspended for four games for abusing assistant referee. Read More

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Pakistan allows Gen. Sharif to head 39-nation force

Pakistan allows Gen. Sharif to head 39-nation force

Earlier, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the government had given its green signal for Sharif to take charge as head of the military alliance of Muslim states. Iran was not included in the grouping which appeared as a vague attempt to forge a Sunni Muslim alliance against Shiite Iran to curtail its influence in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and rest of the Middle East. Read More

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Wild turkey smashes through NJ family's windshield

Wild turkey smashes through NJ family's windshield

LaPorte County sheriffs posted on Facebook that the wild turkey crashed through the Emerson family's auto while they were traveling on US 20. "I thought he was gonna clear the roof, but he didn't". "At that point I was just trying to get the auto pulled over", he said. The family suffered minor cuts from shattered glass, and the turkey died on impact. Read More

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Easter Bunny Hops into Monrovia on April 15 … Twice!

Easter Bunny Hops into Monrovia on April 15 … Twice!

Live rabbits will be around to amp up the cute factor and kiddos can take a keepsake photo with the Easter Bunny after the hunt. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Come with your basket or bag to hold your candy and eggs. You can RSVP on Facebook here. Please note that Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is sold out! There will be different areas to search for eggs, depending on age. Read More

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Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin; suspect caught

Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin; suspect caught

Police converged on the scene moments later. Citing an ongoing investigation, police released few other details of the shootings, including why the attorney was targeted and where the man's wife was. Weiland, 40, was a 15-year veteran of the Everest Metro Police Department, with experience as a field training officer and member of a task force for internet crimes against children. Read More

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Bomb claim at White House sets off security alert

Bomb claim at White House sets off security alert

The incident occurred just hours after another person allegedly jumped "over a bicycle rack in front of the White House " and a week after a White House fence-jumper reportedly evaded security officials for 15 minutes, CNN reported . In one notable 2014 incident, while Barack Obama was president, a disturbed Army veteran jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the building with a knife in his pocket. Read More

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Crowded escalator reverses, sends shoppers tumbling

Crowded escalator reverses, sends shoppers tumbling

Officials say the technicians had reactivated the escalator's braking system after the incident. Newspaper Apple Daily said the reactivation could have affected the escalator's computer data records. The escalator suddenly reversed, causing riders to lose their balance as a wave of victims piled on top of them. The department said there were 57 escalators in Hong Kong with a height over 15 meters, most of which were installed indoors. Read More

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Seoul prosecutors set to grill Park in corruption probe

This is the first time prosecutors will question her since she lost her immunity, a protection Park had refused to give up until the constitutional court delivered its final verdict. Park faced two prosecutors and an investigator and was accompanied by one of her lawyers, but standard procedure bars him from interjecting, only allowing consultations during rest breaks - which could be an issue for her. Read More

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American killed in London terror attack was celebrating 25th wedding anniversary

The latest victim who died, a 75-year-old man, had his life support withdrawn on Thursday evening. His wife Melissa was also injured during the attack, and is now in hospital recovering from a broken leg and rib. Please continue to pray for our family. Ms Sawdon described her as "one of the most charming" people, and said her children were "adorable", adding: "It's just so terribly sad". Read More

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US, Israel move closer to agreement to curb settlements

US, Israel move closer to agreement to curb settlements

The statement came after an American team lead by US envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the matter with Israeli officials in Washington after Mr. Greenblatt visited Israel and the Palestinian Authority in recent days. Israel disagrees, citing historical and political links to the land, as well as security interests. Israel for decades has pursued a policy of constructing Jewish settlements on territory captured by Israel in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbors. Read More

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College Basketball South Carolina Gamecocks vs Baylor Bears Start Time, Betting Odds

Baylor and SC played two close games in 2013 and '14, but multiple friendships began well before that. (7-0) will minimize his impact on the game, especially driving to the basket. It's no secret that he's Sean Miller 's best player and any more advancements in the tournament will have to come from him producing. All the hard work and discipline paid off when the winningest collegiate men's coach of all-time shook Martin's hand late Sunday night in a delirious Greenville arena and said, ... Read More

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OR upsets Duke 74-65, advances to 1st women's Sweet 16

OR upsets Duke 74-65, advances to 1st women's Sweet 16

In Kansas City's Midwest region , the very first Sweet 16 game will likely be one of the most entertaining. "You get so much more attention with the success and the plane crash and all that media attention", said sophomore Mo Wagner. Brittany McPhee and Alanna Smith have established themselves as go-to scorers for the Cardinal and Stanford will need them both to have big games against Texas not to mention steady contributions from Erica McCall and the 3-point shooting of Karlie Samuelson, ... Read More

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Florida Prosecutor's Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala said the death penalty isn't an effective way to prevent crime. "I have seen the video of Markeith Loyd executing Lt. Dixon's father said life without parole is one of the options being considered in the case against Loyd. The legislation was aimed at restarting death penalty cases, after questions about Florida's death penalty law during the past year brought executions to a halt. Read More

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Don't cut Meals on Wheels

Don't cut Meals on Wheels

That roughly estimates to $365,000 within a year. But Meals on Wheels officials pushed back on that, saying the program saved taxpayers millions of dollars. "To take the federal money and give it to the states and say, 'Look, we want to give you money for programs that don't work.' I can't defend that anymore". Read More

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NI Assembly To Pay Tribute To Martin McGuinness

Mr McGuinness became deputy first minister in 2007, standing alongside Democratic Unionist Party leaders Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster. "We have a historic chance now to bring lasting peace to Ireland, and we have to do all in our power to seize it". As Sinn Fein's chief negotiator, his integrity and willingness to engage in principled compromise were invaluable in reaching the Good Friday Agreement. Read More

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Rebels launch fresh assault on Damascus

Two days before new Syria peace talks, rebels and jihadist allies stormed a government-held area in northeast Damascus on Tuesday. The short-lived rebel surge was the closest opposition forces have come to the center of Damascus in more than two years and comes at a time when they are losing ground elsewhere. Read More

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Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

Those on the scene say there is strong resistance from ISIL militants in some areas of the densely-populated Old City. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped, she warned, and they are in bad danger. Since Oct. 17, more than 330,000 people have been displaced by the Mosul crisis, more than 70,000 of whom have returned to their homes. Taking the Iron Bridge will mean Iraqi forces control three of the five bridges that span the Tigris River and connect the old city with Mosul's modern ... Read More

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Britain to launch European Union exit process on Mar 29

The notification of Article 50 will take the form of a letter to Tusk, likely outlining Britain's key objectives, followed by a statement by May to MPs in the House of Commons. Reacting to the confirmation of the date, Karen Briggs, head of Brexit at KPMG said, "Although the UK's substantial financial contribution to the European Union and its status outside the Schengen Area offer the opportunity for a unique deal to be struck, businesses still need to plan for a "no deal" scenario". Read More

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