Police in Maldives investigate ex-president over suspected 'illicit' deals

Reuters - 2 hours 52 min ago
Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said.
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Authorities search for sender of global email bomb threats

Associated Press - 3 hours 10 min ago
• Teen at a middle school shoots at cops before killing himself, police say • Bomb threats made at Columbine High School, site of 1999 shooting
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The President sought to explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised border wall before GOP senators dragged him back to reality

Associated Press - 3 hours 17 min ago
President Donald Trump sought the open arms of Twitter and Fox News to creatively explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised border wall before GOP senators dragged him back to reality with a rebuke from his own party for ignoring a cold-blooded murder OK'd by a foreign colleague.
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Turkey orders arrest of 219 soldiers in Gulen investigation: Anadolu

Reuters - 3 hours 20 min ago
Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 219 soldiers with suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
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Britain and EU should prepare for second Brexit referendum: Blair

Reuters - 3 hours 22 min ago
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will say on Friday that Britain and the European Union should prepare for a second Brexit referendum because parliament will probably fail to agree on a divorce deal and the public will need to break the deadlock.
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Security, free speech in focus as Seoul braces for possible visit from North Korea's Kim

Reuters - 3 hours 30 min ago
Speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul for the first time has sparked debate in South Korea over how to allow citizens to express often strongly held views while preventing any international incidents.
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Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

Associated Press - 4 hours 3 min ago
The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year.
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The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

Reuters - 4 hours 7 min ago
A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction.
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7-year old Guatemalan girl died in US Customs and Border Protection custody

Associated Press - 4 hours 7 min ago
A 7-year old Guatemalan girl has died in US Customs and Border Protection custody, a source with the agency told CNN late Thursday.
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How Sandy Hook changed the response to mass shootings

Associated Press - 4 hours 34 min ago
"They had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own."
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Opinion: Trump's dream world is turning into a hellscape

Associated Press - 4 hours 57 min ago
Michael Cohen. Paul Manafort. David Pecker. Michael Flynn. President Donald Trump's enablers are falling one by one, and his dream world is becoming a hellscape. Trump, a famous self-promoter who has bragged about his wealth, intelligence, physical prowess and winning ways, faces the prospect of humiliation on a scale that would be genuinely world class. And his story is becoming a modern parable about the dangers of hubris and limits of fakery.
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Chinese graft fugitive returns from New Zealand to surrender

Reuters - 5 hours 18 min ago
A former Chinese automotive official suspected of corruption has returned home from New Zealand to 'surrender' to the authorities, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday, as Beijing steps up efforts to repatriate fugitives.
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Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Associated Press - 5 hours 20 min ago
Miss USA has apologized after comments she made about two fellow Miss Universe contestants' English-language abilities sparked backlash online.
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Cuomo to Conway: If you lie, I'll call you out

Associated Press - 6 hours 2 min ago
CNN's Chris Cuomo and Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway discuss the extent to which Trump knew about hush-money payments made to two women who alleged affairs with Trump.
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China warns Tibetans not to be taken in ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary

Reuters - 6 hours 10 min ago
The people of Tibet should not be taken in by the Dalai Lama's lies and clearly understand the importance of Communist Party rule in the region, the Chinese government said ahead of March's sensitive 60th anniversary of him fleeing into exile.
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Bermuda appeals to London high court to enforce gay marriage ban

Reuters - 6 hours 38 min ago
Bermuda's government on Thursday filed an appeal to a high court in London seeking to uphold a law challenged in local courts that would ban gay marriage in the British overseas island.
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Cooper mocks Trump's show-and-tell interview

Associated Press - 6 hours 45 min ago
CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a second look at President Trump's interview on Fox News where he used printed articles to try to prove his points.
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Anderson Cooper: Trump is right. This is embarrassing.

Associated Press - 6 hours 52 min ago
CNN's Anderson Cooper debunks President Trump's interview with Fox News.
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U.S. Green Beret charged with murder of man in Afghanistan

Reuters - 6 hours 59 min ago
A U.S. Army Green Beret has been charged with the murder of an Afghan man during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday.
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