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Investigators and witnesses said many people - including children - were burned alive because emergency exits were locked, notably at a multiplex cinema where children were watching cartoons. Some protesters also disputed the official death toll, accusing the government of hiding the true scale of the incident. "Why don't they tell us the truth?", shouted one protester.
  • Preliminary report for NY helicopter crash released

    Preliminary report for NY helicopter crash released

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    The Liberty helicopter was taking passengers on a doors-off photography helicopter flight before it lost engine power and crashed into the East River, rolling over. The pilot, Richard Vance, of Danbury, told investigators that as the Liberty Helicopter chopper was descending, he reached down for the emergency fuel lever to turn it off, realizing that it was already in the off position.
  • Facebook issues print ad apology in papers for Cambridge Analytica scandal

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    On a societal level, we are only beginning to understand how our democratic institutions are being manipulated by unethical technological practices that transform a loose amalgamation of interests into targeted advertising. We need the equivalent of the warning label on cigarette boxes for personal data exchanges through social media. Wylie told The Post that he had sat in on several conference calls with then-Cambridge Analytica CEO, UK citizen Alexander Nix, and former White House chief ...
  • Russia Kemerovo fire: Shopping centre exits 'were blocked'

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    An Instagram post from Kemerovo showed a big queue of volunteers waiting to donate blood at a clinic. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than 14 hours. The fire started Sunday and wasn't out until Monday. No one knows exactly how many people there were inside when the fire broke out. The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while numerous victims were at the cinema.
  • Iceland To Diplomatically Boycott 2018 World Cup In Russia

    Iceland To Diplomatically Boycott 2018 World Cup In Russia

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    Russian Federation 2018 has come too early for England to have success, said Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaeus, reported Sky Sports. "Two Russian diplomats identified as undeclared intelligence officers will be expelled by the Australian government for actions inconsistent with their status, pursuant to the Vienna Conventions".
  • Raid crosses 50 crore in 5 days

    Raid crosses 50 crore in 5 days

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    It is followed by Golmaal Again (Rs 16.04 crore), Singham Returns (Rs 14.78 crore), Golmaal 3 (Rs 10.50 crore), Baadshaho (Rs 6.82 crore), Raid (Rs 6.26 crore) and Drishyam (Rs 4.05 crore). Is eyeing an IMPRESSIVE Week 1 total... Within five days of its release, Ajay Devgn's Raid has crossed the Rs 50-crore mark. Raid is produced under the banners of Panorama Studios and T-Series.
  • Drama at JKIA as Miguna Miguna Resists Second Deportation

    Drama at JKIA as Miguna Miguna Resists Second Deportation

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    Immigration officials have barred the self-declared NRM General from exiting the airport clearance area unless he applies for the visa. "They are now consulting their seniors", Mr Ombeta told journalists. The statement said: "At the time he was working as an adviser to Mr Raila Odinga". The government said Miguna was in illegal possession of a Kenyan passport after having abandoned his Kenyan citizenship by becoming a Canadian citizenship.
  • EC to announce dates for Karnataka Assembly polls today

    EC to announce dates for Karnataka Assembly polls today

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    April 27 will be the last date of withdrawal of candidates, he added. With the current Karnataka Assembly's tenure set to end in May, the EC has revealed the dates for elections to happen and a new government to be sworn in. The Lingayat community, which has been traditionally with the BJP, has expressed solidarity with the Congress after the state government granted them separate religion status, while the Veerashaivas, angered by the decision, have vowed to defeat the ruling Congress.
  • Sharpton pledges on show to attend funeral of Sacramento police shooting victim

    Sharpton pledges on show to attend funeral of Sacramento police shooting victim

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    It is rare for police officers to even be charged following a shooting and rarer still for them to be convicted. Deputies told police that the man had picked up a "toolbar" and broken a window to a home. Black Lives Sacramento leader Tanya Faison also spoke out at this week's city council meeting. "I haven't asked him about that directly", Shah said.
  • N Korea a real threat - Obama

    N Korea a real threat - Obama

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    Former President Barack Obama said he hopes to create a "million young Barack Obamas" through his foundation's work in developing progressive leaders. He noted that past USA efforts on Iran's nuclear weapons were more successful because there was more leverage, but that there's little commerce and travel with North Korea to being with.
  • Supreme Court announces new fate for Sierra Leone presidential run-off

    Supreme Court announces new fate for Sierra Leone presidential run-off

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    Sierra Leone's High Court has placed an injunction stopping the country's electoral commission from going ahead with a presidential runoff scheduled for March 27. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Nigeria's immediate past president, would lead a team of observers to monitor the Sierra Leonean general elections scheduled to hold on Wednesday, March 7.
  • Cuomo jokes at Harlem church: Jews have no rhythm

    Cuomo jokes at Harlem church: Jews have no rhythm

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    He then specifically called out a Jewish man in the front row, who is a Democrat consultant saying "It was ugly, I'll tell you the truth". "We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters". "I don't think it was that good a joke", Felder said. He said state education funding has increased 35 percent since 2012 and that Cuomo this year proposed that more than 80 percent of the main operational aid category of state funding be directed to lower income school ...
  • Koregaon-Bhima violence: CM vows 'stern action against those found guilty'

    Koregaon-Bhima violence: CM vows 'stern action against those found guilty'

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    Ambedkar, a leader of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, also submitted what he claims to be evidence in Bhima Koregaon Violence case to the CM. "But we will use all democratic measures available to us to force the government to arrest Bhide". Ekbote was arrested by the Pune Police after the Supreme Court rejected his anticipatory bail application, however, Bhide has not been arrested so far.
  • AP special status row: YSR Cong MPs to quit after budget session

    AP special status row: YSR Cong MPs to quit after budget session

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    Premachandran of the RSP told The Telegraph . He said without providing industrial incentives to the State and without considering the fact that debt burden of the state increased from Rs 97,000 crore to Rs 2.25 lakh crore in the last 60 years, how can they claim special package is equal to special status and how Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu agreed to it in the first place.
  • Children among 64 dead in Russia shopping center fire

    Children among 64 dead in Russia shopping center fire

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    The Investigative Committee of Russian Federation, a law enforcement agency, said that five people involved in the ownership and maintenance of the building had been detained. Among those detained include "the tenant of the premises where the epicenter of the fire allegedly was", Petrenko said. Much of the mall's roof has collapsed and workers were checking the building's structural integrity.
  • Mamata Banerjee in Delhi, expected to meet Sonia, Rahul

    Mamata Banerjee in Delhi, expected to meet Sonia, Rahul

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    Ram fought Ravan with a bow and arrows. This is Bengal. This is not our culture. "This is a great victory", Mamata said. Some goons are misusing the name of Ram. Reacting to Sunday's incident, Banerjee said, "It doesn't matter which religion a person follows". This is not the culture of Bengal. A few days ago, West Bengal CM targeted the saffron party saying that she is doing efforts to unite state parties to defeat BJP and their target is Delhi and Red Fort.
  • Latest Forecast: Much Cooler With Rain Changing To Snow

    Latest Forecast: Much Cooler With Rain Changing To Snow

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    Scattered showers and storms will be noted over the next few days, with a much larger increase by Friday . Tuesday morning will be cloudy with an additional inch of snow likely to fall. The BBC Weather forecaster said: "Winds through this evening and overnight pushing northward and eastward across many parts of the United Kingdom signals an unsettled week ahead".
  • Cambridge Analytica Accused of Violating US Election Laws

    Cambridge Analytica Accused of Violating US Election Laws

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    Common Cause claims that by working for various political actions committees (PACs), committees, and campaigns, Cambridge Analytica violated FEC laws prohibiting foreign nationals from participating in election-related decisions. Trump for President Inc., Cruz for President, John Bolton Super PAC and others - regarding expenditures and disbursements for political advertising, research, data analytics, polling, focus groups, message development, marketing, and more", Paul S.
  • Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board case, dies at 76

    Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board case, dies at 76

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    President George H.W. Bush signed the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Act of 1992 on October 26, 1992 , which established Monroe as a national park. Ferguson decision that allowed "separate but-[ sic! ]-equal" facilities for different races, the 1954 decision began a long and hard process of achieving educational equity that's continues today.
  • Should Uber's autonomous cars ever have been on public roads?

    Should Uber's autonomous cars ever have been on public roads?

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    In a letter to Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, Governor Doug Ducey called last week's fatal incident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle "an unquestionable failure" to comply with public safety standards. Ducey updated his 2015 executive order in March to allow fully autonomous cars to operate on public roads without a human behind the wheel. The Tempe police are working with Uber representatives, the National Transportation Safety Board and the US Department of ...
  • Turkey hopes for further development of relations with EU - Erdogan

    Turkey hopes for further development of relations with EU - Erdogan

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    Speaking at a joint news conference after Turkey-EU summit in Bulgarian city of Varna , he said our operations against terrorism not only to contribute to the security of ourselves and the Syrians but also to the security of Europe. Turkey objects to "unilateral" gas searches by ethnically divided Cyprus' Greek Cypriot-run government without the direct involvement of breakaway Turkish Cypriots.
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell to introduce legislation to legalize hemp

    Sen. Mitch McConnell to introduce legislation to legalize hemp

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    On Monday, Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky tortoise Mitch McConnell announced that he will be introducing a new bill that could legalize hemp (a non-psychoactive type of cannabis) as an agricultural product. He said hemp is helping wean his business off of tobacco as profits from Kentucky's former cash crop dwindle. Last year, 14 growers produced a total of 36 acres of hemp statewide .
  • Gina Rodriguez to Star in Netflix's 'Carmen Sandiego' Movie

    Gina Rodriguez to Star in Netflix's 'Carmen Sandiego' Movie

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    In addition to the forthcoming animated TV series picked up by Netflix, the streamer is doubling down by greenlighting a live-action film. Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser will also produce. Rodriguez also appeared on shows like The Bold and the attractive and The Mentalist before she landed the starring role on the CW dramedy Jane the Virgin , which premiered in 2014.
  • Journalist investigating sand mafia crushed by truck in Madhya Pradesh

    Journalist investigating sand mafia crushed by truck in Madhya Pradesh

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    Sharma was working with a national news channel and had filed a complaint with the police citing immediate threat to his life from a police officer after a "sting operation" against the latter. Sharma is survived by his wife; two children aged 14 and 15 year. Sharma's death on Monday brings the number of journalists killed in India in relation to their work to 44 since 1992.