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Thailand coin-eating sea turtle 'Piggy Bank' dies

Thailand coin-eating sea turtle 'Piggy Bank' dies

The coins became so heavy that her shell cracked. Initially, it appeared that the dedicated work of Chansue and her colleagues would save Bank, but a follow up showed that the turtle was still plagued with intestinal problems. Bank had been doing well a week after her first surgery. In the country many believe this brings good luck, but, sadly, Bank mistook the coins for food. Read More

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Supporting BJP with party's permission, I'm still in Trinamool Congress: Robindro

Supporting BJP with party's permission, I'm still in Trinamool Congress: Robindro

Several Opposition members objected to the presence of state BJP unit president K. Bhabananda Singh and party general secretary and Manipur in-charge Prahlad Singh Patel in the officers' gallery located to the right of the Speaker's table. Governor Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said the government will try its best to make Manipur a blockade and bandh-free state to ensure its all-round development. Read More

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Article 50 to be triggered next week

Article 50 to be triggered next week

Britons voted by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016. U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis has said "the first meeting, bluntly, will be about how we do this?" "I have also been clear that as we leave the European Union I will work to deliver a deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom". Read More

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'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Abdel Rahman said it was unclear whether government forces or their Russian allies were carrying out Monday's raids on Jobar. Qaboun and Arbin, to the north and north-east, were also under attack, it said. "These are not intermittent clashes - these are ongoing attempts to advance", he said. The attack on Damascus comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming to put an end to Syria's six-year war. Read More

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Once, Trump blasted Obama's golf outings. Now, White House defends his own

Once, Trump blasted Obama's golf outings. Now, White House defends his own

Spicer said that Trump is using golf differently than President Obama. Spicer pointed to media reports that revealed Michael Flynn, Trump's one-time national security adviser, talked with the Russian ambassador during the campaign. Only one time - while hosting Abe - did the President also visit Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter. It is unclear whether he played. During the Monday briefing, Spicer also clarified his conversation with British officials after he repeated an unsubstantiated ... Read More

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AAA: Gas prices rise 1 cent across MI

AAA: Gas prices rise 1 cent across MI

The Florida average was $2.262, down from $2.274 a week ago. But, experts warn that the decline won't last. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 0.3 cents in the last week to $2.29. AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.05 per gallon and as high as $2.39. He predicted gas prices are likely to head back up in time for Memorial Day and the summer driving season. Read More

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US, China agree to jointly address N Korea threats

US, China agree to jointly address N Korea threats

Tillerson was speaking at a news conference following talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo , the start of his first trip to Asia as secretary of state. But Chinese official repeatedly say they do not have the influence over North Korea that Washington and others believe. Tillerson said in talks with Xi in Beijing that Trump places a "very high value" on communications with the Chinese president. Read More

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Syrian rebel fighters evacuated from Homs en masse

Syrian rebel fighters evacuated from Homs en masse

Homs governor Talal Barazi said he expected 1,500 people to depart on Saturday for rebel-held areas north-east of Aleppo, and that most of al-Waer's residents would stay. People there say they have been told to get out or die. On Monday, a reconciliatory agreement was reached to legalize the juridical status of those who benefit from the amnesty law and the departure of those who did not accept it, in coordination with the Military and the Security Committees in Homs and the Russian ... Read More

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Scotland leader ready for independence vote

Scotland leader ready for independence vote

The First Minister shocked the UK Government with her announcement on Monday that she wants a second independence referendum to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. Ronnie Cowan, the SNP MP for Inverclyde, came on talkRADIO to argue the case for a second independence referendum. Speaking to ITV at the Scottish National party's spring conference , Sturgeon said she was focused only on winning a mandate from Holyrood next week authorising her to ask May formally for the authority to ... Read More

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Oregon JC Penney stores to close

Oregon JC Penney stores to close

Most of the stores that are closing are expected to begin the liquidation process on April 17 with a lot of them closing in June. The company will offer outplacement support services for eligible associates leaving the company. As a result, JCPenney is closing 138 stores nationwide. Of the seven Pennsylvania stores on the list of closures released Friday, the closest one to Lancaster is the J.C. Read More

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WBC: Venezuela scores three in ninth to defeat Italy, 4-3

WBC: Venezuela scores three in ninth to defeat Italy, 4-3

Pool F play takes place in San Diego's Petco Park. Puerto Rico , which went 3-0 to win Venezuela's first-round pool, and the defending champion Dominican Republic are the other teams in Pool F. The designated hitter hit a three-run home run in the fourth to make it 10-0. Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 in the first round in Seoul but saw a different team on Monday at Tokyo Dome. Read More

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BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

The BJP, which had won 21 seats, seven less than the Congress, made a bid for power claiming that it has the support of 33 MLAs in the 60-member assembly. Many Congress leaders, including the party's Rajya Sabha chief whip Satyavrat Chatur-vedi, criticised the delay in garnering support from other MLAs in Goa, where it lost out to the BJP in the race to form the government despite being the 'single largest party. Read More

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Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency power to conduct drone strikes: United States media

Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency power to conduct drone strikes: United States media

He added, "It does not mean the Central Intelligence Agency can not have a role in assisting in the use of force in locating targets, but that decision on whether to strike or not to strike and that order should be coming from through the military chain of command..." "Some of the Obama administration rules were getting in the way of good strikes", a U.S. Read More

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Maine Unemployment Rate Drops in January

Maine Unemployment Rate Drops in January

The sector showing the most growth in Arkansas from January 2016 was professional-scientific-technical services, which added 2400 jobs over the year. Retail employment dropped for the month, losing 26,000 jobs, partly as an increasing number of retail chains closed a larger amount of their stores. In February, the national unemployment rate had dipped to 4.7 percent. Read More

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Sara Connor jailed for four years over fatal assault on Bali policeman

Sara Connor jailed for four years over fatal assault on Bali policeman

Taylor said he got into a fight with Sudarsa, who was on duty, after Connor realized she had lost her handbag and accused Sudarsa of being a fake police officer and stealing it. Mr Purnomo claimed that Taylor bashed the officer with a mobile phone, yelling at him: "You have stolen the bag, you are a fake police". Connor and Taylor had faced three charges each - murder (unpremeditated), carrying a 15-year maximum, group violence causing death carrying 12 years and assault causing death with a ... Read More

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Trump to meet with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago

Economic and security issues between the two countries originally were brought up when Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visited with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month. No golf is planned during Xi's stay, Axios said. The meeting would also come at a moment of high tension in East Asia as China and South Korea entered into a diplomatic struggle over Seoul's plan to introduce the United States' THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the nation. Read More

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KPCC president will be appointed before Malappuram bypoll: Chennithala

KPCC president will be appointed before Malappuram bypoll: Chennithala

Earlier in the day, Sudheeran put in his papers after a three-year stint as the State Congress president. No immediate announcement is expected since party president Sonia Gandhi is reportedly out of the country. "I took this decision based on doctor's advice". Sudheeran, whom Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had handpicked to lead the party in the state, said internal problems in the state unit had nothing to do with his decision. Read More

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German Shopping Mall Ordered Shut Due To Terror Threat

German Shopping Mall Ordered Shut Due To Terror Threat

Police later said they had detained another man in an internet cafe in the same town for questioning. The shopping centre vehicle park has also been put on lock down. Twelve people were killed and 48 others injured in December after a tractor-trailer plowed through a busy outdoor Christmas market in Berlin. Many fear the liberal asylum policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel could cost Germany dearly, as reports have said some terror attacks have been carried out through refugee ... Read More

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Radioactive Boars Pose Risk in Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Radioactive Boars Pose Risk in Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

A wild boar in a residential area of an evacuation zone near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The town of Namie, located 4km (2.5 miles) from the Fukushima power plant, is scheduled to see residents return at the end of March. Authorities in the town of Tomioka say they have killed 800 boars so far, but claim that is not almost enough. The government is telling residents who do not return to homes that they risk losing housing benefits - which multiple reports are citing as a ... Read More

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Ciara involved in vehicle crash around Los Angeles area

Ciara involved in vehicle crash around Los Angeles area

No word yet on whether or not the baby is okay, but if Ciara was walking around and talking on her phone then we think it's safe to assume the baby is doing okay. She is now married to National Football League quarterback Russell Wilson , who plays for the Seattle Seahawks. The happy couple shared a Harper's Bazaar family photo shoot earlier this week, a shoot that also included Baby Future. Read More

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Top US general in summit over crowded Syrian battlefield

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey sent its forces into northern Syria in August in an operation codenamed "Euphrates Shield" fighting Islamic State fighters and occasionally clashing with the YPG. Speaking in Ankara, Yildirim said Syria needed to be rid of "all terrorist groups" including Al-Nusra, Syrian Kurdish militia as well as IS jihadists. Read More

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