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More flooding expected for devastated U.S. plains states

There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/03/17 21:28:37

Ethiopian Airlines black boxes show similarities to Lion Air crash: ministry

Ethiopia said on Sunday the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had "clear similarities" with October's Lion Air crash, according to initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster.


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Posted 2019/03/17 21:01:23

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman visited Israel in 2016

The main suspect in New Zealand's mosque attacks made a brief visit to Israel in late 2016, Israeli officials said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/03/17 20:19:20

French PM plans new security measures after Champs Elysees rioting

France's prime minister will present plans on Monday to crack down on rioters, his office said, after a new flare-up of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement.


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Posted 2019/03/17 20:15:07

U.S. agencies have not validated Ethiopian Airlines black box data: U.S. officials

U.S. officials have not yet validated data from the black boxes of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing all 157 people on board, emphasizing the investigation remains in the very early stages, two officials briefed on the matter told Reuters Sunday.


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Posted 2019/03/17 19:57:19

Pakistan salutes hero of New Zealand mosque shooting

Pakistan bestowed a national award on one of the victims of last week's mosque attack in New Zealand who died along with his son while trying to confront the suspected white supremacist accused of the country's worst peacetime mass shooting.


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Posted 2019/03/17 19:00:16

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank go public on merger talks

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, prompting labor union concerns about possible job losses and questions from analysts about the merits of a combination.


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Posted 2019/03/17 16:58:14

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released

Accounts emerged on Sunday of heroic attempts to tackle a gunman who slaughtered 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, as authorities prepared to begin releasing the bodies of victims to their families for burial.


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Posted 2019/03/17 14:27:02

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank go public on merger talks

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, although both cautioned that a deal was far from a foregone conclusion.


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Posted 2019/03/17 13:57:33

Parisians clean up after more weekend rioting on Champs Elysees

Workers began cleaning up the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday after rioters ransacked stores and restaurants in a new flare-up of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement.


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Posted 2019/03/17 13:17:11

Jacinda Ardern burnishes leadership after Christchurch carnage

The calm and compassion shown by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in response to the killing of 50 Muslims by a suspected white supremacist has burnished the credentials of a leader whose youth and celebrity had given critics' doubts.


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Posted 2019/03/17 12:36:51

At Ethiopia flight memorial, white roses mark passing of lives

Bouquets of white roses surrounded aviation staff as they gathered at Bole International Airport on Sunday to remember the two pilots and six crew, who perished along with 149 passengers in the Ethiopia Airlines crash a week ago.


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Posted 2019/03/17 12:32:38

Senator Gillibrand formally launches presidential campaign

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally launched her presidential bid on Sunday morning, announcing she will deliver her first major speech next week in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City.


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Posted 2019/03/17 11:26:55

Fed looks to avoid crossed signals at policy meeting

Only two things will really matter when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strides to the podium for his press conference on Wednesday after the end of the U.S. central bank's latest two-day policy meeting: Dots and bonds.


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Posted 2019/03/17 11:24:30

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week.


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Posted 2019/03/17 09:30:03

Thais flock to early voting in first election since 2014 coup

Many Thais queued on Sunday, some for hours, to vote early in parliamentary elections scheduled for March 24, the country's first since a 2014 military coup.


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Posted 2019/03/17 08:50:12

UK PM May warns lawmakers: back my deal or face long Brexit delay

Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union could face a long delay and could involve taking part in European parliament elections.


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Posted 2019/03/16 22:46:32

Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss

Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali in New York City, authorities said on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/03/16 22:41:34

NZ mosque shootings death toll rises to 50, families wait to bury victims

The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings has risen to 50 after investigators found another body at one of the mosques, New Zealand police said on Sunday, as authorities worked to formally identify victims and release their bodies to families.


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Posted 2019/03/16 22:26:29

Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

The hunt for the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed all 157 people on board gathered pace on Saturday when investigators successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder and fresh details emerged of the final seconds of the flight.


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Posted 2019/03/16 22:22:35