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Christchurch largely escaped flooding as it received about half the amount of rain originally forecast. Residents in one of New Zealand's key apple growing regions have battened down their hatches ahead of a night of wild weather. However a heavy rain warning remains in place for Dunedin and North Otago. They also helped pump water from flooded homes in several regions and assisted with rescues and evacuations.
  • President Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney in Utah Senate race

    President Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney in Utah Senate race

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    But in business and in life, political alliances of convenience are often necessary. Despite all of this, Romney welcomed Trump's endorsement with open arms, responding to the tweet in less than an hour. Trump, by contrast, won 45 percent of the Utah vote in his 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. However, Romney did not mention Trump or his scandal-plagued administration in his campaign announcement on Friday, focusing instead on how his adopted state of Utah could be a ...
  • Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt

    Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt

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    The heavy first responder presence, police say, was out of an abundance of caution. A school official told reporters the town's four elementary schools were closed and the town's high school was being evacuated. School officials are working on an orderly dismissal. She said she's scared and sad for her son. "I don't want another person to die", he said. Investigators say no other students were hurt, and they don't know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional.
  • Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes

    Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes

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    But we're not here to talk about football. On the season, Penn State basketball averages 76.1 points, 35.8 rebounds and 14.3 assists per game. Penn State is 18-9 overall this season, and 8-6 in the Big Ten coming into Thursday's game with No.
  • Ethiopia declares state of emergency

    Ethiopia declares state of emergency

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    A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. It did not state how long the emergency will be in effect. But anti-government sentiment remained in the two regions and the analysts believe Hailemariam's response to the protests eventually led to his resignation, a first in modern Ethiopia.
  • US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

    US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

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    Speaking at a joint news conference with his U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu said Turkey and the United States will hold another meeting by mid-March. forces could deploy jointly in Manbij. Analysts say the level of tension was similar to 2003 when Turkey refused to let U.S. troops operate from its territory for the Iraq war, or even the aftermath of Ankara's invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signals it's over for Barnaby Joyce

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signals it's over for Barnaby Joyce

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    In the past 24 hours alone, Malcolm Turnbull has variously told the nation that the Deputy Prime Minister has "made a shocking error of judgement", "set off a world a woe" and "appalled all of us". But Barnaby Joyce told reporters in Canberra today that Turnbull's comments were "inept" and "unnecessary". He also made it clear that his Deputy Prime Minister would be in breach of the new rules, if they'd been in place during his affair, making Joyce's position untenable.
  • Arkansas chef again named semifinalist for James Beard culinary award

    Arkansas chef again named semifinalist for James Beard culinary award

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    The finalists will be announced Wednesday, March 14, during a news conference at Parc in Philadelphia at 9:30 a.m. Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor is an Outstanding Service semifinalist. This marks the fifth time Bhatt has been nominated for the award . Curiously, Cerulean closed in December after five years at The Alexander Hotel. Steve Palmer , The Indigo Road (The Macintosh, Oak Steakhouse, The Oak Table, Indaco, and others), nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur .
  • President Trump wants to fix America's crumbling infrastructure

    President Trump wants to fix America's crumbling infrastructure

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    The White House said so far, it hasn't made any final decisions. "I would love to see a more significant and robust investment in water and sewer infrastructure, in roads and bridges and schools and hospitals coming from the federal government, and anything short of that, yes, is a disappointment".
  • Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

    Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

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    It continued that he had retired from public life and that he was withdrawing from public commitments. The British charity has come under sharp criticism for its handling of allegations that staff members hired prostitutes in Haiti following the devastating 2010 quake.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates say it's unfair they are so rich

    Bill and Melinda Gates say it's unfair they are so rich

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    In their 2018 letter discussing the foundation's charitable work , Bill and Melinda Gates answer 10 questions that people frequently ask them. "There is nothing good that comes out of that", he said in 2006 . "You just have to go look in Twitter to see the disparaging comments over and over and over again about women and minorities", Melinda Gates said.
  • NYC could get 4 inches of snow this weekend

    NYC could get 4 inches of snow this weekend

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    It may feel like spring, but forecasters are warning that snow is on its way for the weekend. Friday night, look for a low of 27 with mostly cloudy skies and a southeast wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour. A general 5-8 inches can be expected, as of now, with as high as a foot or a foot and a half in some areas. Saturday night, the low will be around 29 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Speedweeks

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Speedweeks

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    Bowman, the driver tabbed to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr . Truex amassed 19 stage wins and 54 playoff points before rolling into last year's winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he won the race to capture the championship.
  • Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador amid sex scandal

    Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador amid sex scandal

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    The investigation comes after the resignation of Oxfam Britain's deputy chief executive, who apologized amid reports that Oxfam staff paid for sex while working among people devastated by a 2010 natural disaster. "We are horrified that this kind of behaviour was done under the banner of Oxfam ", she said. British Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has threatened to pull funding from Oxfam Great Britain if it doesn't reveal everything it knows about the Haiti allegations.
  • American woman with headaches wakes up with British accent

    American woman with headaches wakes up with British accent

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    Meyers, a former Texas beauty queen living near Phoenix in Arizona, has never left the United States. Myers, who said she also suffers from Ehlers-Danlos, a condition that makes skin elastic and joints flexible to the point of dislocation, is now seeking treatment for her rare condition, with the hope of being cured.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims

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    No one, not I and no one else, plans to go to elections. In another column in Maariv, Ben Caspit said that Netanyahu's ultimate fate, in the hands of political allies who could bolt his governing coalition, "will only become clear in the street, in the polls, in the critical mass in the hearts and minds of Israeli citizens who still believe that Israel deserves an honest prime minister".
  • France FM visits Iraq to discuss reconstruction

    France FM visits Iraq to discuss reconstruction

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    On Dec. 9, 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi forces, officially declared full liberation of Iraq from IS militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas seized by the extremist IS group since 2014.
  • 'Mad development': U.S. reportedly wiped out scores of Russian fighters in Syria

    'Mad development': U.S. reportedly wiped out scores of Russian fighters in Syria

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    According to US Central Command, American and Kurdish forces came under fire from a tank, prompting three hours of intensive air strikes against an estimated 300 to 500 fighters loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Mercenaries , who've been active in the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Syria , allow Russian Federation to deny official involvement in operations when things go wrong.
  • South Africa waits for President Zuma's fate to be revealed

    South Africa waits for President Zuma's fate to be revealed

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    ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa was seen leaving the Pretoria talks, reportedly for Mr Zuma's nearby residence, before returning to the venue late on Monday. He has resisted increasing pressure to quit since December, when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC. However, he would then be expected to face a confidence vote in Parliament .
  • U.S. says Pakistan-backed militants will continue attacks inside India

    U.S. says Pakistan-backed militants will continue attacks inside India

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    US spy agencies said past year they had determined Russian Federation used hacking and propaganda in an effort to tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. Senator Mark Warner , Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he is concerned that China has developed an all-of-society, not just all-of-government, approach to gain access to sensitive technologies and intellectual property.
  • Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

    Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

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    Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz has taken over as interim SPD chief, with the party's parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles lined up as the leadership's candidate to become the new permanent boss. Schulz said an extraordinary party congress would be held in the western city of Wiesbaden on April 22 to pick a new leader. In a cartoon published on Tuesday, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily showed Nahles with a whip riding an SPD snail.
  • Oxfam told to show 'moral leadership' or lose government funds

    Oxfam told to show 'moral leadership' or lose government funds

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    She admitted she was considering whether the organisation should receive any more funding from the Department for International Development - which gave it £32m in the last financial year. Mordaunt told BBC that she would meet with Oxfam officials on Monday, but she sounded unimpressed by the nonprofit's promises to reform. It said one of the instances was "a case of failings in adequate safeguarding", which was reported to the Charity Commission.