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    Biden met with Navalny's widow, daughter: White House

    President Joe Biden said Thursday he met privately in California with the widow and daughter of Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died last week in a Russian prison.Russian authorities announced on February 16 that Navalny, 47, had died suddenly in custody.

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    Firefighters rescue people from burning building in Spain

    STORY: Footage showed the two people stepping on a firefighter crane and being taken to street level by emergency services.The fire began on the fourth floor of the building and spread to other apartments, emergency services said on X.

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    Blinken pushes to finalize lagging Haiti force at G20

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday pushed for progress on overdue plans to send a UN-backed multinational force to help violence-plagued Haiti.While the United States has ruled out putting its own forces on the ground, Blinken said it would contribute $200 million to the force.

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    Navalny mother says being pressured into 'secret' burial

    The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic prison last week, said Thursday officials were pressuring her to agree to a "secret" burial for her son."Looking me in the eye, they said that if I do not agree to a secret funeral they'll do something with my son's body...

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    Canadian sentenced to life in prison for 'terrorist' murders of Muslim family

    A white supremacist committed terrorism when he ran down a Muslim family out for an evening stroll, a Canadian judge said Thursday as she sentenced him to life in prison for the murders.The ruling is the first in Canada to make a link between white supremacy and terrorism in a murder case.

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    Senegal's Sall leaves open date for delayed presidential election

    Senegal's outgoing President Macky Sall on Thursday said his mandate would end as planned on April 2, but left open the date of the presidential election which he postponed earlier this month."On 2 April 2024, my mission ends at the head of Senegal", the president said.

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    Commercial US spaceship hours from attempted Moon landing

    A Houston-based company is set Thursday to land America's first spaceship on the Moon in more than 50 years, part of a new fleet of NASA-funded, uncrewed commercial robots meant to pave the way for astronaut missions later this decade.A previous moonshot by another US company last month ended in failure, raising the stakes to demonstrate that private industry has what it takes to repeat a feat last achieved by NASA during its manned Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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