U.S. official calls on Myanmar to free journalists

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 20:14
DHAKA (Reuters) - U.S. envoy Sam Brownback called on Thursday for the release of journalists jailed in Myanmar while covering the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a military crackdown.
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Mourning Arabs fly Palestinian flags as Israel marks Independence Day

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 20:02
ATLIT, Israel/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be "the eternal capital of Palestine," thousands of Israel's Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago.
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Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:56
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.
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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to appear before Congress next week

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:54
The former Cambridge Analytica employee whose revelations about his former company's use of Facebook data sparked global outrage will appear before Democrats on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees next week.
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Is sushi healthy?

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:46
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal -- and that's good news.
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Helping hundreds of young victims heal

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:45
Since 2004, Brisa de Angulo's nonprofit has been working to change the culture of sexual violence in Bolivia while helping hundreds of its young victims heal.
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Karl Marx €0 bills are red hot

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:45
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Diving deep on one breath could be in a 'sea nomad's' DNA

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:39
The Bajau people of Southeast Asia, known to many as "sea nomads," are renowned for their amazing diving abilities.
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Minnesota prosecutor to announce today if Prince's death will lead to charges

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:32
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz will announce Thursday whether anyone will be charged in connection to Prince's death in April 2016.
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Police start security operation a month ahead of UK royal wedding

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:28
LONDON (Reuters) - Police in Windsor, where Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle next month, said on Thursday they had begun one of the biggest security operations in their history to ensure the event passes off safely.
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Rare glimpse of Assad family ties to Russia in kids' stay at seaside camp

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:51
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - News that Russia hosted the teenage children of Bashar al-Assad at a lavishly-rebuilt Black Sea summer camp in Crimea last year has given a rare glimpse into the personal lives of the Syrian president's family and his close relationship to Moscow.
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Wolves to lambs: Finding God behind bars in El Salvador

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:27
SAN FRANCISCO GOTERA, El Salvador (Reuters) - Pastor Manuel Rivera's voice echoes through the crowded courtyard in the notorious San Francisco Gotera prison in El Salvador, as hardened criminals weep and bow their heads in prayer.
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Cuba's new president vows to defend Castro revolutionary legacy

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:09
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a strident speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy.
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Comey taking questions live on CNN at 4 p.m. ET

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 17:44
Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Thursday afternoon, marking the latest stop on his publicity tour and continued public war of words with President Donald Trump.
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North Korea seeks 'complete denuclearization', says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 17:25
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.
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