• Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home- source
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    Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home- source

    Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir's home and

  • Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty
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    Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

    The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who possibly face the death sentence for setting up their offshore home. Thai authorities have revoked the visa of bitcoin trader Chad

  • Today in History April 20
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    Today in History April 20

    Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany's dictator Adolf Hitler born; Gunfire erupts at Columbine High; Cubans in the Mariel boatlift arrive in the U.S.; Ted Williams makes his baseball debut; Singer Luther Vandross born. (April 20)

  • Gunmen attack Afghan communications ministry in Kabul
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    Gunmen attack Afghan communications ministry in Kabul

    Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the centre of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban. One of them detonated his explosives and two are fighting

  • This Is The Part Of 'Medicare For All' That You Never Hear About
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    This Is The Part Of 'Medicare For All' That You Never Hear About

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how "Medicare forAll" would take back money from insurers and drug companies, and use thosesavings to help

  • This Star-Studded Anthem About Climate Change Is Breaking The Internet
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    This Star-Studded Anthem About Climate Change Is Breaking The Internet

    And its animated music video, in which the celebrities appear as animals, isspreading its call to environmental action to millions and millions of peopleon YouTube

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    Kosovo brings back fighters, families of jihadists from Syria

    Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including jihadists who had gone to fight in the country's civil war and 74 children, the government said. After the collapse of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq, countries around the world are wrestling

  • Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death
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    Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

    Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death. The killing of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi has sparked outrage across the South Asian nation and put police action

  • As comedian eyes presidency, Ukraine braces for uncertain future
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    As comedian eyes presidency, Ukraine braces for uncertain future

    Ukraine readied Saturday for a change in leadership as a young comedian appeared set to crush his incumbent rival in presidential polls, delivering a stinging rebuke to the old elite. The 41-year-old television star Volodymyr Zelensky's bid to lead Ukraine began as a long shot but all polls show

  • Northern Ireland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist's killing
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    Northern Ireland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist's killing

    Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region's 21-year-old peace deal. Lyra McKee, 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing

  • Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report
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    Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report

    More than 30 Democratic representatives, many of whom are in their first term, represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. The party's chances of keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives likely hinge its ability to defend those seats.

  • Supreme Court To Decide If Trump Can Add Citizenship Question To Census
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    Supreme Court To Decide If Trump Can Add Citizenship Question To Census

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was annoyed

  • USAID launches latest clean-up for Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site
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    USAID launches latest clean-up for Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

    The US launched on Saturday a $183 million clean-up at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in their bitter war which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities. Located outside Ho Chi Minh City, Bien Hoa airbase -- the latest site

  • Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule
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    Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

    Egyptians voted Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for another six-year

  • Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high
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    Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

    A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue -- one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom. Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise marijuana

  • Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030
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    Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

    Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of the powerful military. Sisi's supporters say the changes are necessary to give him more time to complete major

  • French Ambassador On Donald Trump: ‘A Big Mouth’ Who ‘Reads Basically Nothing’
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    French Ambassador On Donald Trump: ‘A Big Mouth’ Who ‘Reads Basically Nothing’

    Gerard Araud left his post as French ambassador to the U

  • Two teens held after killing of N. Irish journalist
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    Two teens held after killing of N. Irish journalist

    Two teenagers have been arrested over the killing of a journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday, after a murder that has triggered international condemnation. The 18 and 19-year-old men were arrested in Londonderry under anti-terror laws and taken to Belfast for questioning, the

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    China releases new rules on game approvals

    China's press and publication regulator has issued new rules on applications for publishing online games in China, signalling a possible acceleration in the handing out of formal approvals. China stopped granting licences to monetize online games in March 2018, hurting the industry and developers

  • Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul in attack near ministry
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    Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul in attack near ministry

    Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack near a government ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital. The attack near the communications ministry occurred one day after planned talks between the Taliban and

  • Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran
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    Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

    The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday. Some 20 people wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps stopped buses in Balochistan province, which were

  • German plane arrives in Madeira to take home bus crash survivors
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    German plane arrives in Madeira to take home bus crash survivors

    An air force medical plane from Germany landed on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Saturday to take home the injured survivors of a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists earlier this week. Eleven of the injured Germans have already been discharged from hospital and 12 will be flown home on the

  • Solemn service to mark 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre
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    Solemn service to mark 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

    A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminates on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in the rampage. Betty Shoels, the aunt of murdered student Isaiah Shoels, said her 18-year-old nephew

  • India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm
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    India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

    India's top judge fought off a sexual harassment storm Saturday after a former Supreme Court staff member accused him of making unwanted advances and hounding her. Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said the accusations made by a 35-year-old former court assistant were "unbelievable" and an attempt