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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump issued the first veto, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday,

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Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

Photo (AP) The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that were

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

Photo Reuters At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch,

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Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Photo (AP) Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said

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France receives Ethiopia crash black boxes, families mourn

Photo Reuters Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the

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War on terror: MPs reject Kenya-Somalia border wall plan

Members of the National Assembly now want investigators to look into how Sh3.4 billion was used to construct 10 kilometers of the controversial barrier between Kenya and Somalia. While noting on Wednesday that a border wall is not a viable measure in the fight against Al-Shabaab terrorists, they decried wastage of resources and said the

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US report faults Saudi Arabia in killing of journalist

Photo (AP) The Trump administration used an annual human rights report to call out Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the October killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The State Department annual global human rights report said The Washington Post columnist was killed by agents of the kingdom, a close U.S. partner, while he was inside

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South Sudan peace deal doomed if disputes not settled: think-tank

South Sudan’s six-month-old peace deal is doomed to collapse unless the sides can settle a string of disputes and bring former rebels into the army before the formation of a new government in May, a think-tank said on Wednesday. About 400,000 people have been killed, and more than a third of the country’s 12 million

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3-story building collapses in Nigeria with children inside

Photo (AP) Frantic rescue efforts were underway in Nigeria on Wednesday after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of children thought to be inside. Associated Press video from the scene showed a dust-covered child being carried out of the rubble, to cheers. But another child was pulled out and

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Pelosi waves off impeachment, says it would divide country

Photo (AP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings. Pelosi said in an interview with The Washington Post that “I’m not for impeachment” of Trump. “Unless there’s something so

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