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Somali force and pirates aboard hijacked vessel exchange fire

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He says the release occurred after negotiations by local elders and local officials with the pirates, who seized the tanker on Monday. The Aris 13 sent a distress call on Monday, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali port town of Alula, said John Steed of the aid group Oceans Beyond Piracy. Read More »

Patriots Retain Dont'a Hightower On Four-Year Deal

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Hightower will re-sign with the Patriots despite interest from the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. The five-year veteran was intentionally deliberate with the process in free agency , as his goal had always been to enjoy his time on the market to assess his true value. Read More »

Hot Magma Flies out at BBC Crew Caught in Volcano Blast

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The six injured were taken to hospitals in Catania and nearby Acireale. Morelle said that a volcanologist on-site told her it was the most risky explosion or situation he's seen in 30 years on the job. She added that a "huge explosion" caused rocks and steam to be pelted at the group. The eruption, from a crater on the southeastern side of the 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) peak, sent rocks and molten lava some 200 metres into the sky above Sicily. Read More »

Dave Chappelle Netflix Specials Get Trailer, Release Date

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Dave Chappelle returns with two new stand-up specials on March 21, his first in 12 years. As the trailer indicates, the specials will feature Chappelle covering a wide range of topics, from his own sudden departure from the spotlight in 2005 after the second season of his hit series Chappelle's Show , to O.J. Read More »

Manchester City Supporters Club dismayed at Champions League exit

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Guardiola's charges continued in the same fashion for the rest of the second half, as they went into the break trailing. The loss realistically leaves the FA Cup as City's only remaining route to silverware this season, but a quick response is required ahead of a vital Premier League clash against top-four rivals Liverpool on Sunday. Read More »

North Korean workers to be deported from Malaysia: DPM

Malaysian officials have said Kim Jong Nam and Kim Chol are the same person but have declined to elaborate. Malaysian police have said two women approached Kim from behind and thrust a lethal chemical weapon called VX nerve agent into his face. Read More »

US Army Announces Troops Will Stay In Syria After ISIS Defeat

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According to the Washington Post , the soldiers are meant to provide support for the local Kurdish and Arab militias in their drive to encircle and take Raqqa, a major ISIS base. In the interview, the Syrian president tackled down some important issues as the commercial blockade, and pointed out that it set off terrorism and attacks and does not help in any way to solve the crisis. Read More »

Japan rout Israel, advance to World Baseball Classic semi-finals

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Once considered a baseball power, Cuba was runner-up to Japan in the first World Baseball Classic in 2006 but exited after going 0-3 in the second round this time. The Netherlands then added a further nine runs in the following three innings to put the contest past the Cubans. Israel beat the Netherlands, 4-2, in the first round in Seoul but saw a different team on Monday at Tokyo Dome. Read More »

Colbert, Obama's WH Photographer Mock Conway for Microwave Spying Comment

Kellyanne Conway's claim that microwaves house cameras to spy on the public has provided hilarious fodder for "The View" co-hosts to poke fun at President Donald Trump's senior adviser. John McCain of Arizona also asked the White House to do the same - if Trump can't produce evidence. President Trump again ignored questions about what evidence he has to back up a week-old claim on twitter that President Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower . Read More »

Scotland to seek second referendum for independence from the UK

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She added that she would vote against any legal move to hold a referendum . She said this was: " A choice of whether to follow the United Kingdom to a hard Brexit - or to become an independent country, able to secure a real partnership of equals with the rest of the United Kingdom and our own relationship with Europe". Read More »

Oil tanker hijacked by pirates off Somalia

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And as the latest hijacking draws renewed attention to piracy, some say the global strategy should turn more toward resolving what many Somalians see as a bigger problem than attacks on merchant ships. Piracy off the coast of Somalia , usually for ransom, has reduced significantly in recent years, in part because of extensive worldwide military patrols as well as support for local fishing communities. Read More »

Champions League quarterfinal draw: when is it?

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Who is the best and worst draw for Leicester? Clearly something has changed in the chemistry of the team and their style is a return to last term's template: from the first minute Leicester tore into their visitors, playing with all the aggression of the teeth-baring cartoon dog displayed together with Shakespeare on a giant banner in the Kop Stand before kick-off. Read More »

Trump allows Central Intelligence Agency to conduct drone strikes

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According to New America's research - a Washington DC based think-tank - before Obama changed his policy and only authorised the Department of Defence to carry out drone strikes, CIA's drone strikes were mostly used in Pakistan. At the same time they warned that before taking a decision on reviving drone strikes in Pakistan, the Trump administration should take into account that the U.S. Read More »

IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft crashes in Rajasthan; Pilots eject safely

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Omji Ujjawal, a police officer from the area who was the first to reach the spot, said Narayan Ram's family suffered "burn injuries due to the explosion and cuts and bruises from the debris". Both the pilots of the chopper miraculously escaped after it toppled during the emergency landing following a technical snag. According to India's Ministry of Defense, there were eight accidents reported over the last nine months, which is higher than the previous 12 months. Read More »

China's prime minister eases U.S. tensions ahead of expected Donald Trump summit

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As for China's economy, Li acknowledged that Beijing lowered its growth target to around 6.5% but expressed confidence that medium to high growth will continue over the long run. China, a major beneficiary of worldwide trade, has sought to present itself as a force for global stability. The Chinese government has urged all parties in the Korean Peninsula to stay calm and return to dialogue amid a tense atmosphere in the region, Premier Li Keqiang said in Beijing on Wednesday. Read More »

Likelihood of Theresa May triggering Brexit this week '50/50'

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He warned that calls for a parliamentary vote on the deal could be interpreted as an attempt by MPs or peers to defy the will of the British people. Mr Verhofstadt said: "Since I've been appointed as the European Parliament's Brexit negotiator, I have also received numerous testimonies and letters of support from British people anxious about their future". Read More »

Australia to ban children who have not been vaccinated from childcare centres

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Under a new government plan spearheaded by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the " No Jab, No Play " policy of several states - where unvaccinated kids can not attend preschool or daycare centers - will apply to the entire country. The prime minister has written to state and community leaders asking them to support a nationwide policy and more consistent laws. As a result of this measure, 200,000 more kids are now protected from deadly diseases, and the average immunization rate of Australia ... Read More »

State of Emergency declared in NY beginning at midnight

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Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties have to report as usual on Tuesday. And Cuomo said he's not ruling out shutting down the Long Island Railroad and Metro north commuter lines. Western New York, including Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, are now part of a winter storm warning . Read More »

Find out if your train will be affected tomorrow — RAIL STRIKE

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Trains between Brighton and Hove will not run. Strike action today is causing delays and missed services to trains from Harrogate towards York and Leeds. Seems like @Merseyrail have underestimated resolve of #rmt workers. Please check northernrailway.co.uk for the services that are running. RMT believes that instead of getting rid of Guards Merseyrail should forsake some of its dividends to pay keep the guards and if it does not do so voluntarily then Merseytravel should renegotiate its ... Read More »

Vancouver companies report positive hiring intentions in Q2: Manpower

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Its survey of 11,000 USA employers said 22 percent plan to add staff in the second quarter, and only 3 percent anticipate job cuts during the second quarter. Manpower highlighted construction, nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services and leisure and hospitality as industries with the best job prospects in the metro area. Read More »

Ozil: Arsenal future not dependent on Wenger

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To justify his staying at the club, both him and the team need to work a lot. "How long? I don't know at the moment", he said. "I am a World Cup champion and I will always be". "We were a bit nervous because confidence drops when you don't have a result". We had an outstanding game against Bayern Munich but our game was killed by the referee. Read More »

Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's family must claim body in weeks

North Korea has never confirmed the identity of the victim, who was carrying a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol when he was attacked. Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted sources as saying on Sunday (12 March) that Japanese immigration officials had detained Kim Jong-nam in 2001 at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo when he attempted to enter the country on a fake passport. Read More »

Wind, waves encase NY home in ice

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But in the winter, that getaway might turn into an ominous-looking igloo. The home became covered in icicles after high winds sprayed the house with water from the lake. Kucko said the reason for this is because the house has a retaining wall to prevent situations like this from happening. Also, you may notice the house behind it looks completely unscathed. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi Congratulates Record Number of Women In New UP Assembly

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The result of the assembly election in Manipur was announced today and it seems the state is heading towards a hung assembly since neither Congress nor BJP have been able to obtain absolute majority. Uttar Pradesh is only one of seven Indian states holding elections this year. The BJP's electoral prospects could also support bonds, which have steadied recently after hitting their lowest in around five months in late February after the Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly changed its monetary ... Read More »

Judge exempts Syrian family from Trump ban

Trump's new executive order temporarily banning travel from several majority-Muslim nations has a few difference from the previous ban that was halted by the courts. They carried placards and banners condemning Trump's executive order that bans Muslims from center countries and refugees from entering the US. Then again, members of Trump's inner circle have claimed that the revised ban accomplishes roughly the same outcome as the first. Read More »