• Jermain Defoe leads England against Lithuania

    Jermain Defoe leads England against Lithuania

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    Throughout their history Lithuania have suffered very few hammerings - although they were certainly not shy about handing them out. Gareth Southgate will take charge of England in a competitive game for the first time since his permanent appointment as manager on Sunday as they welcome Lithuania to Wembley for a FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying clash.
  • No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

    No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

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    A gunman wearing a pig mask sparked panic at the world-famous Bellagio hotel and casino after attempting an armed robbery on a Rolex watch shop, it has been reported. "I just saw outside Bellagio this man running with a gun wearing a pig mask", another woman said. As of 2:15 a.m., one person had been taken into custody, Rodriguez said.
  • Sunken S. Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

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    South Korean workers on Wednesday began the hard process of raising a 6,800-ton ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people and triggering a public uproar that contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun-hye as president. "I can see where my daughter is", Park Eun-mi, the mother of a missing 17-year-old girl, told a television crew as her boat approached the salvaging site.
  • Trump's Keystone XL Decision Sets Up New Fight in Nebraska

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    The approval reverses the Obama administration's decision that blocked the controversial project. He added that he too was pleased with how promptly the Trump administration addressed the issue. The pipeline was the reason of numerous protests during the administration of Obama, who turned down its construction arguing in November 2015 that it would harm the position of United States in the world as a leader in the struggle against climate change.
  • The victims of the London terror attack

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    Kurt Cochran was one of the four victims killed in Wednesday's attack, and his wife Melissa was among the many more who were injured, as confirmed Thursday by LDS spokesman Eric Hawkins. She said: "I was in floods of tears. I had heard about it but I didn't put two and two together and then to realize it really can happen to you and people you know and love, it's just overwhelming".
  • Republicans face test on eve of Obamacare replacement vote

    Republicans face test on eve of Obamacare replacement vote

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    No Democrats support the bill and Republicans can only lose 21 of their members before the bill fails. But the party has been split since last November's election awarded them unified control of Washington and presented a pathway to upend the health law most Republicans have campaigned against since 2010.
  • Israel ignores United Nations demand for end to settlement building

    Israel ignores United Nations demand for end to settlement building

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    A meeting between the governments of Germany and Israel that was scheduled to take place in May has been cancelled amid rising frustration in Berlin with settlement activity in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. During his news conference with Netanyahu, Trump abandoned two decades of U.S. foreign policy by declaring the USA would not insist on a so-called two-state solution leading to the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • East Region: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 7 SC

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    Baylor coach Scott Drew might have a good source for inside information on East Region opponents SC and Florida. No. 7 SC in the Sweet 16. I've been in other leagues. No. 3 Baylor seed vs. Extra time: Wisconsin has won eight consecutive overtime games, all but one away from home. We have won the first two games and now we're in the Sweet Sixteen.
  • OR matches MI in offensive skill and balance

    OR matches MI in offensive skill and balance

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    Michigan's Head Coach John Beilein gave his players the option to skip the Big Ten tournament following the plane panic. In the days leading up to Michigan's opening round match-up with Oklahoma State most pundits predicted a basketball shootout would unfold.
  • Prosecutor removed from case for refusing to seek death penalty

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    Ayala cited various factors [NYT report] that weighed in her decision, including the length of time between sentencing and execution, which often exceeds a decade, the costs of capital cases to the state, and the failure of the death penalty as an effective deterrent in protecting law enforcement officers.
  • French interior minister quits over hiring daughters as aides

    French interior minister quits over hiring daughters as aides

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    Le Roux, who was previously and head of the Socialist Party group in the lower house of parliament, was appointed interior minister in December when Cazeneuve left the post to take up the job of prime minister. Nevertheless, this latest jobs-for-the-family scandal is deeply embarrassing for the Socialist government in the runup to leadership and legislative elections.
  • CFIA suspends Brazilian meat imports

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    Consumers in general are also being cautioned not to consume corned beef until further notice. "Because Brazil has the world's biggest meatpackers, those businesses have huge influence with the government, so the government will go to all lengths to protect them", he said.
  • Local Meals on Wheels officials monitoring Trump budget proposal

    Local Meals on Wheels officials monitoring Trump budget proposal

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    The exact size of the cut is unknown, but White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the government "can't spend money on programs just because they sound good". The White House referred questions about the HHS budget to the department. Meals on Wheels America says its network receives 35 percent of its funding from another federal program, the Older Americans Act , the fate of which is uncertain.
  • Syrian Army Engaged in Fierce Fighting near Damascus after Terrorists Incursion

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    Since then it has been trying to break down rebel resistance in Damascus and reassert full control of the capital after six years of war. Several schools said they would stay closed on Monday. With Sunday's attack the "rebels have shifted from a defensive position in Jobar into an offensive one", said Abel Rahman. But the government's own intransigence - ratcheting up military pressure against its opponents across the country despite peace talks in Europe and Asia - appears to have ...
  • Rwandan genocide survivors welcome Pope's apology

    Rwandan genocide survivors welcome Pope's apology

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    Pope Francis on Monday reiterated a "mea culpa" by the Catholic Church "for the sins and deficiencies of the Church" during the 1994 Rwanda genocide . In 2006, Athanase Seromba - a former priest of Nyange Parish - was found guilty of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity at the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.