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Netherlands sack manager Danny Blind

As a result, the Dutch are fourth in World Cup qualifying group A, with seven points from their five games to date. The team was already struggling, well on their way to missing Euro 2016, and Blind couldn't change that. Blind conceded before kickoff he was taking a risk starting Matthijs De Ligt who, at 17, became the youngest Netherlands debutant since Mauk Weber in 1931. Read More

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US, Israel move closer to agreement to curb settlements

US, Israel move closer to agreement to curb settlements

The Prime Minister's Office has denied Israeli media reports that Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's adviser on global relations, asked for a settlement freeze during meetings in Israel. Soon after Trump took office, Netanyahu announced that Israel would establish the first new settlement in some two decades. Greenblatt led the USA delegation of National Security Council and State Department officials in both Washington and overseas. Read More

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Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held Damascus

Faylaq Tahrir al-Sham announced on Tuesday it started a new attack near the city of Hama, admitting it was behind two auto bombings near the city of Soran in the northern countryside. Ruptly video footage captured relentless artillery fire, explosions and smoke rising from the area. But Assad loyalists drove them back by nightfall and unleashed fierce bombing, the Observatory said, before calm was restored on Monday afternoon in eastern Damascus where shops reopened and cars returned to ... Read More

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'Piggy bank' turtle slips into coma after op to remove coins

'Piggy bank' turtle slips into coma after op to remove coins

Bank lived for two decades in a public pond in Chonburi province, about 110 miles (175km) south-east of Bangkok . The turtle appeared to be doing well after the operation, but a checkup Saturday revealed problems with her intestines. CNN reported that the coins had been tossed into her pool by visitors for good luck. Doctors said the removal of the coins had created a space in Omsin's stomach that had probably blocked blood flow in her intestine. Read More

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Biren Singh to take floor test in Manipur assembly today

Speaking to media after the swearing in ceremony of the 60 members of the House here on Sunday, the Chief Minister said he is confident to prove the majority. BJP sources said the portfolios would be allocated to the ministers soon. Bisen Singh is the Bharatiya Janata Party CM of the state. State Chief Minister Biren Singh moved the motion of confidence on the council of ministers led by him and the motion was carried by voice vote. Read More

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UK Banks Alleged To Have Processed Laundered Russian Cash

UK Banks Alleged To Have Processed Laundered Russian Cash

Three years ago, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project exposed the "Russian Laundromat" - an huge financial fraud scheme that enabled vast sums to be pumped out of Russia. "HSBC is strongly committed to fighting financial crime", the bank said in a statement. "This scandal needs to be investigated in full by the National Crime Agency, and the government must ensure they have all the resources and support needed". Read More

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Israel Boycotts Session of UN Human Rights Council

Israel Boycotts Session of UN Human Rights Council

America is one of the UNHRC's 47 member states, but the Trump administration has warned that it could reconsider its participation in the UNHRC unless it makes a number of changes, including in its treatment of Israel. The efforts to criticize Israel threaten the council's credibility and are said to have motivated the Trump administration to boycott Monday's meeting. Read More

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Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russian Federation, hacking, wiretapping

Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russian Federation, hacking, wiretapping

Asked about the issue on " Fox News Sunday " after receiving information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, and whether there's any reason to amend his earlier statement, Nunes replied: "No". Trump, who spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, had alleged in a series of tweets that Obama had wiretapped Trump's Manhattan offices during last year's campaign. Read More

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Netanyahu: Syria raids targeted Hezbollah arms

Netanyahu: Syria raids targeted Hezbollah arms

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned Syria not to repeat attempts to shoot down Israeli bombers after anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli planes near Palmyra on Friday (17 March). Israeli leaders have stated that since then, Hezbollah has built up and improved its range of rocket arsenal that can now strike deep inside Israel. Israeli jets have been hitting targets in Syria since at least 2013, when U.S. Read More

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One dead after planes collide in mid-air

One dead after planes collide in mid-air

According to police reports, both planes had only the pilots on board and both were injured . One of the planes crashed on the roof of the Promenades Saint-Bruno, while the other slammed into the parking lot. "I heard the motor so low to the ground and then a loud boom", he said. Police also said that an investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of the crash as weather conditions were clear during the time of the accident. Read More

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UK's May scotches bid for new independence referendum before Brexit

Earlier on Friday, the SNP's Deputy Leader Angus Robertson accused the Conservatives of "running scared". "We reject conclusively the timetable for a referendum set out by the Scottish government", she said. "Given that demands for the referendum have been brought about by Brexit, currency issues are likely to play an important role in any future debate on independence in the event a referendum is called. Read More

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Migrants Crisis Immigration and EU: buzzwords in three key elections

Migrants Crisis Immigration and EU: buzzwords in three key elections

The last days of campaigning were overshadowed by an escalating diplomatic dispute with Turkey, after the government banned several Turkish ministers from attending rallies linked to a controversial referendum in Turkey. He previously said that the "patriotic revolution" would continue to take place, and "the genie will not go back into the bottle". However Wilders has been polling at only 20%, and even if he wins the popular vote it is unlikely he will be able to form a government as other ... Read More

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BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

The Congress has raised questions on the BJP being given "priority" in government formation in Manipur. He will be arriving tomorrow (Monday), he added. BJP has proved all pollsters wrong with an absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh. Further accusing the BJP of buying MLAs, Rahul said, "It is not about how soon they went, but with how much money the BJP went to steal the mandate of Goa and Manipur". Read More

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Dozens dead in landslide at Ethiopian garbage dump

Dozens dead in landslide at Ethiopian garbage dump

Almost 50 people were killed this weekend after a landslide occurred at a landfill in Ethiopia, authorities said. Most of the dead were women and children. It plans to burn rubbish generated by the capital's estimated four million people and convert it into electricity. City officials say close to 300,000 tons of waste are collected each year from the capital, most of it dumped at the landfill. Read More

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Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

Haiti's National Ambulance Centre said that 11 people died at the scene while another nine people were declared dead after being taken to hospitals in Gros Morne and Gonaives. Officials said 17 others were injured at the second crash site in the Haitian city of Gonaives, Sky News reported . The vehicle veered into a " rara " parade which is a group of musicians playing traditional instruments who are often joined by passers-by. Read More

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