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Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

BOSTON — U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more like Edward M. Kennedy, as politicians from both parties lauded the late senator’s collegial spirit at the dedication of an institute that bears his name. The $79 million institute, built next to the […]

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Nigeria awaits tense poll results; UN chief calls for calm

Abuja — Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls. The United Nations Secretary General congratulated Nigeria for holding a “largely peaceful and orderly” ballot, as the […]

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Air Canada plane crash-lands at Halifax airport; 23 injured

Montreal — Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday. All but one of the injured were later released from hospital following the incident, which came just five days after a pilot killed himself […]

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Killing of journalists should be a war crime

Hong Kong — The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said in a speech Monday that a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they […]

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Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina

Berlin — The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings (LHAG.DE) Airbus had screamed […]

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G-20 leak revealed world leaders’ personal details

Canberra, Australia — Australian authorities inadvertently revealed personal details of world leaders, including their passport numbers, by accidentally emailing the information to organizers of a soccer tournament. Australia’s immigration department said Monday it had tightened email security, after the Guardian newspaper reported an official accidentally divulged the personal details of US President Barack Obama, German […]

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US, S. Korea marines stage major landing drill

Pohang, South Korea — Thousands of US and South Korean troops, backed by helicopters and jet fighters, staged a massive, amphibious landing drill Monday — the centerpiece of an annual military exercise condemned by North Korea. A total of 7,600 soldiers, including 3,500 marines, along with 80 aircraft, 30 ships, and scores of armored vehicles […]

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Hunt resumes for Alps plane crash DNA, black box

Seyne-les-Alpes, France – Investigators searching through the wreckage of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps were forced Monday to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights. “The teams will get to the site via the path that is already in existence,” said Yves Naffrechoux of the local mountain police. Authorities are […]

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World Newsbits for March 31, 2015

AT LEAST 10 TRAPPED IN FLOOD-HIT KASHMIR SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – At least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have been evacuated after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir on Monday, police said. Mudslides buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region where […]

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S. Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bn fighter deal

South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 “indigenous” fighter jets to replace Seoul’s ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, was always seen as the favourite for […]

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