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Avalanche in Banff National Park; 3 climbers presumed dead

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Officials say recovery efforts are on hold because of a continued risk of avalanches in the area. All three men are professional mountain athletes and are "highly experienced", according to Parks Canada. Jess Roskelley is survived by his wife, Allison. Best known for his successful free climb of the Compressor Route up Cerro Torre, Lama is considered one of the best alpinists of his generation. Read More »

'Assassin's Creed' game set in Notre-Dame offered free for a week

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The French judicial police official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing probe, said investigators still don't have the go-ahead to search the rubble or work in the cathedral because of safety concerns. Passersby praised the French firefighters who helped save the overall structure of the cathedral. Notre-Dame is a building of tremendous significance to Paris and indeed to the entire world. Read More »

Wet weekend ahead for Easter, Passover

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A slow-moving system from the west will bring inclement weather later today and all the way through Easter Sunday . According to the Weather Network , rain, and lots of it, is expected this long weekend, which might put a slight damper on your Easter plans. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Mocks AOC's Wing of Democratic Party, Says Just 'Five People'

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Pelosi was responding to a question by Lesley Stahl during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" when she made the comment. Pelosi addressed questions about how to handle the left wing of her party in the House during a talk with London School of Economics and Political Science, and she said Ocasio-Cortez needs to understand she can not set the agenda. Read More »

Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule till 2030

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Proposed constitutional amendments had previously suggested that Sisi would be allowed to seek two new six-year terms after his current one expires in 2022. In 2014, el-Sisi was elected president. They extend the presidential term from four to six years but keep it limited to a maximum of two terms. Al-Ahram's website said MPs carried Egyptian flags as they gathered for the vote inside the parliament while nationalistic songs played in the background. Read More »

Mueller Report Is Likely to Be Released on Thursday, DOJ Says

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Democratic lawmakers have been pressuring Barr to release the almost 400-page report in its entirety since March 24, when he summarized the findings in a four-page letter to Congress that was made public. The FBI investigators obtained a spy warrant to monitor former Trump-campaign associate Carter Page. As Barr's standoff with House Democrats continues, at least one influential Republican - Representative Devin Nunes - has signed on to an effort to demand that the Attorney-General provide ... Read More »

Experienced diver rescued from Tennessee cave

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Josh Bratchley, who was one of the divers who saved 12 Thai soccer players previous year, went missing on Tuesday as he dove in Mill Pond Cave. 'His only request was he wanted pizza, ' said Derek Woolbright, EMA spokesperson, during a press conference. Read More »

Trump's advice to Boeing following fatal crashes: 'REBRAND' after fixing 737 Max

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The news from the FAA suggests that airlines may be forced to park their Max jets longer than they expected. Are scrambling planes while equipping others, to fulfill some Max flights. Boeing is now working on a 737 MAX software update, which should see, as the company calls it, multiple layers of protection added. "We're not denying that it's going to be a challenge for us", American spokesman Ross Feinstein said. Read More »

United Kingdom foreign minister offers Brexit reassurance to Toyota

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European Council President Donald Tusk drinks during a joint news conference with China's Premier Li Keqiang and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 09-04-2019. The talks on this and other key issues are expected to continue after Easter. When asked if the government would drop its opposition to the customs union, which Labour supports, Lidington said he thought it was possible to find a "mechanism" where Britain could keep the benefits of the customs union while having the ... Read More »

Jerusalem: Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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A venerated site in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike, it houses both the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-capped Dome of the Rock - Islam's third-holiest shrine, built on the site of biblical Jewish temples. According to the Palestine News Agency , President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed "deep regret" over the fire at the Notre Dame. Fire broke out at the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the same time as a raging inferno swept through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Read More »

Buttigieg shrugs off anti-gay hecklers in Iowa

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Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old presidential hopeful who has surged in the polls, had two campaign events in Iowa disrupted by homophobic heckles on Tuesday. "I view it differently". The heckler invoked the Biblical cities destroyed by God, according to Politico, just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his spouse, Chasten Buttigieg, who attended the event. Read More »

14 passengers shot dead after being offloaded from buses in Pakistan

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Around 15 to 20 gunmen stopped five to six buses travelling between Karachi and Gwadar. The motive behind the killings is yet to be ascertained. Levies and other law enforcement personnel are investigating the incident. The incident took place on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara area shortly after midnight local time. The premier has directed the authorities to make every possible effort to identify and to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. Read More »

Bill Weld will have a lot of trouble beating Donald Trump

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Ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who was bested by Mr Trump during the 2016 election, has recently been calling for a Republican to oust the president next year. As Axios notes, Weld holds generally liberal views when it comes to social issues, including supporting abortion, legalized marijuana, and same-sex marriage. Read More »

Billionaires and private donors mobilise to rebuild Notre-Dame

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The cathedral was the inspiration for Victor Hugo 's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and draws 12 million tourists a year. Flames on the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15 April. Notre Dame is part of a UNESCO heritage site and UNESCO has offered its expertise. Also of concern, Feydeau said, is the organ, "a very fragile instrument, especially its pipes". Read More »

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un Summit in Vladivostok

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Kim Yo Jong, who is considered to be the most powerful woman in the country, was not listed as an alternate member of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party of Korea's (WPK) politburo - the party's top decision-making body - and did not appear at any high-profile events during an important party gathering last week, NK News reported , citing state media. Read More »

Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

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I've never seen a fire in real life but the flames keep getting bigger and bigger. "We will rebuild Notre Dame together", an emotional French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Monday evening as he visited the famed cathedral . One firefighter was seriously injured, Gallet said. The fire came less than a week before Easter amid Holy Week commemorations. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's statement, in part, : "My wife and I were utterly heartbroken to learn of the bad ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump honours victims of Ethiopian air crash

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The US embassy in Addis Ababa has announced that, "Ms. Trump [who is on official visit to Ethiopia] will discuss USA -led initiatives to promote opportunities for women's inclusion and learn about ongoing efforts in meetings with Ethiopian government officials and the African Union as well as hold engagements with women leaders in business & civil society", the embassy said. Read More »

Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'

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America has been trying to support them in that for years", Pompeo said . Washington has already accused Russia, China and Cuba of getting involved in the Venezuelan leadership crisis where embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to hold power amid street protests and a political battle with self-declared interim President Juan Guaido . Read More »

Trump vetoes measure to end U.S

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The move, which had been expected, marks the second veto of Trump's presidency. The War Powers resolution, approved in the House of Representatives in April and the Senate in March, was vetoed by President Donald Trump, who said it was an "unnecessary, risky attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and fearless service members". Read More »

United Nations Decries Military Attack on Libyan Capital

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Almost two weeks into the assault to seize the city, Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) is stuck in the city's southern outskirts battling armed groups loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli government. As rockets fell on the city, the United Kingdom called on the UN Security Council to demand an immediate ceasefire. Worldwide powers are anxious but unable to present a united front over the latest flare-up gripping Libya since dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in ... Read More »

United Conservative Party to form government

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He also vowed to put a "pause" on the NDP's "ideological" overhaul of Alberta's school curriculum. Earlier this month Trudeau imposed a price on carbon on four provinces without plans to tackle global warming and has made clear he would do the same for Alberta if need be. Read More »

Trump says Russian Federation probe ’con job,’ as fuller report looms

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Jerrold Nadler of NY, is poised to try to compel Barr to turn over an unredacted copy as well as the report's underlying investigative files. When the report is released, close attention will be given not only to potential new details on the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation and the question of whether the Republican president acted to impede the inquiry, but also on how much Barr elects to withhold. Read More »

Peru’s ex-president 'shoots himself as police arrive to arrest him'

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Local TV channel America reported Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery and was in critical condition, and broadcast images of Garcia's son and supporters arriving at the hospital. Garcia denied the charge, and claimed he was being politically persecuted. In his most recent tweet, posted on Tuesday, Garcia said there was "no shred of evidence" against him, accused Peruvian prosecutors of "SPECULATION", and said he had "never sold out and that is proven". Read More »

Pet deer kills man, leaves woman fighting for life

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A local ambulance officer nearby was first on the scene. Paul and Mandi McDonald, 45, were at their Moyhu farm, about 260km from Melbourne, on Wednesday morning when the tragedy occurred. With higher testosterone levels, they can be more aggressive. Deer have been reported in backyards and schools, and rutting deer have been seen harassing cattle. Read More »

S.Korean president says to push for summit with DPRK leader

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But Moon did not specifically respond to Kim's criticism that South Korea was too subservient to the "anachronistic arrogance and hostile policy of the United States", and that the South's military persisted in "veiled hostility" by conducting exercises with USA forces. Read More »

Manhunt launched for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine shooting

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The FBI said Sol Pais, 18, is "considered to be extremely dangerous" and "made threats to commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area" just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people . Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies and Colorado state troopers, have searched for her, including hunting through rural Jefferson County foothills throughout the day and have published her name and photo in local media. Read More »

TikTok vanishes from Google Play Store after Madras HC ban, govt order

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The app was not available in Apple's app store on Wednesday, the report added. The app has had quite a few run-ins with the law. The high court's interim order came on a public interest litigation (PIL) which alleged that the app encouraged paedophiles and the content "degraded culture and encouraged pornography ". Read More »

Bernie Sanders has entered millionaire class, tax returns show

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In its report on the event, Fox News also draws attention to the audience's response to the question. The surge by Sanders is indicative of a hard-left shift within the Democratic Party. So far , those have shown that Harris and her husband made the most money, paid the most in taxes and were taxed at the highest rate. Sanders in a statement said the returns "show that our family has been very fortunate". Read More »

In Nepal, the aircraft collided with the helicopter, has died

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The Himalayan Times said that according to Suman Pandey, Chief Executive Officer at Fish Tail Air, the incident occurred at around 9:10 am at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, a major gateway to Mt Everest. The aircraft was operated by Summit Air. Both aircraft were taking climbers and tourists to the neighbouring Everest region. Three people - the plane's co-pilot and two police officers - were killed in the crash at the airport, which serves as the main gateway to the Everest region and ... Read More »

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

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On Friday, Trump tweeted a spliced video of Omar speaking at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March about how terrorism leads to Islamophobia. The petition says: "Trump has launched a despicable and irresponsible attack on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar , sharing a propaganda video questioning the Congresswoman's loyalty to the United States ". Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook, Calls Social Media a 'Public Health Risk'

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Scaramucci said New Yorkers are "tired" of the congresswoman. "And I said don't talk like the Founding Fathers on Twitter ". Tlaib also defended Omar, saying she's the kind of person who "speaks truth to power". Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who is from NY, is a rising star in the Democratic party and has become a frequent target of Republicans. "I just look at things through a human rights lens and I may not use the right words ..." She still has accounts on the site, she said , and according ... Read More »

Sudanese Protesters: 'Positive Steps' With Ruling Military

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The statement comes nearly a week since the Sudanese military deposed President Omar al-Bashir, who had held power for 30 years, on April 11 following months of peaceful protests that brought the country to a standstill. that the top ranks of the military, those who have staged this coup, will not easily give up the power that the military used to have in Sudan", Vall said. Read More »

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is burning

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Videos and images of the enormous fire engulfing the medieval Catholic cathedral have flooded social media. According to AFP news agency, the fire was noticed at about 6:50pm local time (14:50 GMT). Firefighters eventually were able to assemble fire boats on the river. "Emotion of an entire nation. Like all our compatriots, I'm sad tonight to see this part of ourselves burn". Read More »

Ecuador president defends Assange asylum withdrawal

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Assange was seized by plain clothes police officers on April 11 during dramatic scenes that saw him expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London . The president also made references to Assange's apparently poor hygiene, which include Assange "putting faeces on the walls". A lawyer for the Australian hacker, who remains jailed in London pending a ruling on possible extradition to the USA, has accused Ecuador of hurling " outrageous allegations " to distract from their "unlawful" ... Read More »

Trump Questions Why 'Radical Left Democrats' Should See Mueller Report

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According to a report from Politico , Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is making plans to meet behind the scenes with newly appointed Attorney General Bill Barr to set the stage for launching investigations into Justice Department officials who took part into the inquiry into President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

Fordham University student falls climbing campus bell tower to take photos

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Fordham University confirmed the incident and sent a letter to students. According to the university, the student climbed the clock tower with some friends. Sunday when the fall occurred. It was reported that Sydney may have been participating in a "rite of passage" ceremony or event. The Post reported that students who climbed the tower and took photos described it as a "rite of passage" at the school. Read More »

Corey Lewandowski involved in GOP 2020 campaign to dethrone Ocasio-Cortez

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Nearly every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police. By promoting ambitious forward-thinking policies including the Green New Deal , a bill to address human-induced climate-change, Ocasio-Cortez has found herself the preferred target of white conservative ire in the U.S. Read More »

Trump says Boeing should fix, then re-brand Max jets

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In a letter to employees and customers on Sunday, American Airlines' top executives said they believed the MAX would be recertified "soon" but wanted to provide their customers reliability and confidence during "the busiest travel period of the year". Read More »

There’s a BJP wave, says PM Modi

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The former Union Minister also charged Modi with adopting a "Hitler-kind of attitude", stoking an "atmosphere of hatred in the country and thereby destroying all institutions". "All the equipment for our Armed Forces will be built in India", Modi added. "For the Congress, the Army is only a way of earning money", he added. PM Modi asked in Aligarh. Read More »

Nigel Farage's Brexit party set for Shoreham Airport rally

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The "poll of polls" by Electoral Calculus, based on surveys of 8,561 people between April 2 and 11, found that in the event of an immediate general election Labour would become the largest party with 296 seats against 259 for the Tories - a net loss of 59 MPs for Mrs May's party. Read More »

Dozens dead in Afghan conflicts, Taliban's spring offensive condemned

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Kabul says the security plan, called Al-Khalid, followed recent Taliban attacks and aims at protecting government targets and Afghan civilians from such attacks. The US is hoping to seal a draft agreement on counter-terrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan dialogue, and a comprehensive ceasefire, before Afghan voters go to the polls in July. Read More »

GoFundMe for boy injured at Mall of America raises over $400,000

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A month later, in August 2015, Aranda told authorities he has "anger issues" when he was arrested on a felony property damage charge at the public library. He said: "We do have prior contacts with this individual". He had been banned from Mall of America in the past and was convicted of misdemeanors in two incidents there in 2015, court records show. Read More »

White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker

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Sanders commented on " Fox News Sunday " and ABC's "This Week". Trump frequently invokes these cities in his calls for stricter immigration laws, and they serve as symbols for what he believes are failed immigration policies. Pelosi's demand came after Trump tweeted a video of Omar's exact words describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as " some people did something " while also showing tragic images from that day. Read More »