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Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

The transaction, which still needs to be approved by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, an arm of the Treasury Department, could become a high-profile test case for the Trump administration and its willingness to allow U.S. The airline reached an earlier pact to lease seven Airbus planes. Under the deal, Iran will gradually receive the planes as of 2019, IRNA news agency reported. Read More

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Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

Federer is expected to miss events such as the Monte Carlo Masters, the Madrid Open, the Rome Masters and the Istanbul Open as he prepares to launch a challenge at Roland Garros at the end of next month. Like that wasn't enough, Rafael Nadal started his reign in 2005, backed by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who are a year younger than him, and from 2005 it became virtually impossible to see any player at the age of 29 or more who could crack the big 4 dominance and beat their domination. Read More

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Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Fukaha was a senior member of the Hamas military leadership who was mysteriously assassinated on March 24 near his home in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City. Human Rights Watch, the United Nations and local and global human rights organizations have already said Israel's latest war on the besieged Gaza Strip amounted to apparent war crimes. Read More

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1 dead, 15 injured in Cincinnati nightclub gunfight

The most recent was February 28, when six people were shot at an apartment building in Northside. The Cincinnati police are being helped with the investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, reports WCPO . Capt. Kim Williams says authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting at the Cameo nightclub early Sunday. He said around 200 people were inside of the club at the time of the shooting, and urged any witnesses to come forward. Read More

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NYC politician wants Rikers Island renamed for Kalief Browder

NYC politician wants Rikers Island renamed for Kalief Browder

The 27-member commission, formed past year by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and led by former New York Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman, argued closing Rikers is needed because the correctional complex's mass incarceration model has done little to rehabilitate convicts, and instead has fostered a culture of brutality and inhumane treatment of inmates. Read More

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U.S. beats Canada 2-0 in women's hockey world championship

The change paid off as Marvin put the USA up, 2-0. Twenty-seven seconds later, Canada tied the game on a goal from defenceman Erin Ambrose. Because of that, they rarely consider an equitable approach - not because they actually sit around the table and say no, but I believe more often the women's program is not included simply because no one actually brings it up. Read More

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Trump looks forward to visiting China: US state secretary

Trump looks forward to visiting China: US state secretary

Tillerson ruled out any talks with the North until it commits to renouncing nuclear weapons. In the highest-level face-to-face meeting between the two countries since Donald Trump became president, the two sides made no mention of other contentious issues, including possible punitive trade measures against China and Washington's unhappiness with Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. Read More

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The US Now Has More Freedom To Conduct Airstrikes In Somalia

Specifically, the new authorities will help the U.S.'s local partners "increase pressure on al-Shabaab" while reducing threats to those forces, the Pentagon said. Trump's decision to relax targeting limits in Somalia comes at a time of starvation, which has increased the frequency of groups of people moving around, often while armed, in search of food and water - increasing the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters. Read More

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Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future

Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future

Downing Street has said the Prime Minister made clear in her Commons statement on Article 50 on Wednesday that the Government was "absolutely steadfast in our support of Gibraltar , its people and its economy". He added: "We don't want to be independent from the UK". "They have a history of using Gibraltar to deflect from their own internal problems, of which they have had many over the last couple of years, and they continue to have lots of internal problems". Read More

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Brazil close in on World Cup berth post Paraguay drubbing

Brazil close in on World Cup berth post Paraguay drubbing

The qualification completes an astonishing turnaround for Brazil , which less than a year ago was in crisis after taking only nine points from six games. Bolivian coach Mauricio Soria, who spared some of his main players in the 1-0 defeat at Colombia on Thursday, said his team will not be intimidated by the Argentine stars and should push hard against them. Read More

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Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on world powers to increase aid to help people fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul which government forces have been battling to retake from Islamic State. "Many of those in need of urgent assistance are in close proximity of the battlefield, and some of them are still at great risk due to military operations in the western part of Mosul [under ISIL control]", said Thomas Lothar Weiss, the Chief of Mission for IOM in Iraq. Read More

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