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May’s hopes for Brexit deal punctured by attorney general

  March 12, 2019   A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox making a statement in the House of Commons in London on March 12, 2019 (AFP)   By AP   Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal ...

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Ethiopia crash: Australia becomes latest country to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

  March 12, 2019   It follows two crashes involving the plane in less than five months in which 346 have died. A woman stands near a pile of debris from the Ethiopian Airlines wreckage   By Sky News   Australia has become the latest country to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flights in and out of its airports ...

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Philippine forces kill several militants in new offensive

  March 12, 2019   Sporadic gunbattles were continuing Tuesday as troops pursued the militants belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Dawla Islamiya ‘The objective is to eliminate these armed groups once and for all’ Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes and artillery fire, killed several militants aligned with the Daesh group in a new offensive in the ...

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Iraqi serial sex offender who sought asylum faces German court in rape-murder case

  March 12, 2019   Police officers of a special unit escort Iraqi asylum seeker Ali Bashar, who is suspected of having killed a German teenage girl, to a helicopter in Wiesbaden, on June 10, 2018. PHOTO: AFP   BERLIN (AFP) – An Iraqi man goes on trial in Germany on Tuesday (March 12), accused of the rape and murder ...

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French President Heads to East Africa

  March 12, 2019   FILE – French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 14, 2018   By Lisa Bryant, VOA News   PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron heads to East Africa late Monday, on a three-nation trip aimed at expanding French military, business, cultural and environmental ties ...

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St. Cloud man among victims of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

  March 12, 2019   GOFUNDME PAGE | Mcaad Hussein Abdalla, of St. Cloud, was traveling from Morocco to Kenya when he was killed along with 156 others in the plane crash, his family said.   By Star Tribune   A St. Cloud man is among the 157 people who died when a jetliner crashed in Ethiopia. Mucaad Hussein Abdalla, ...

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President Bouteflika Returns Home in Algeria amid Protests

  March 11, 2019   Today marks day 18 of ongoing protests in Algeria to urge Bouteflika to step back from the 2019 election. But will it happen? Algerians protesting against Bouteflika re-election   By Safaa Kasraoui Safaa Kasraoui is a journalist at Morocco World News.   Rabat – A plane carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika landed in Algeria yesterday. The ...

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At least 19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash

  March 11, 2019   A flight information board displaying the details of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 is seen at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner   Source: Via Channel News Asia   UNITED NATIONS – At least 19 people affiliated with the United Nations were among those killed in the ...

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Chinese carriers, Ethiopian Airlines halt use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after crash

  March 11, 2019   Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri   By Stella Qiu, Josh Horwitz   BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 ...

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‘Risk to Qatar World Cup, contractors’ following latest corruption allegations

  March 11, 2019   Doha accused of offering FIFA $880m in secret payments Al Jazeera executives made $400m offer in TV contract, UK newspaper reveals It wasn’t long after this image was taken that the first claims of corruption were being made. (File/AFP)   By BEN FLANAGAN, Arab News   LONDON – Contractors working on Qatar World Cup projects ...

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