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The ensuing landslide and avalanche dumped upwards of 60,000 tons of snow, rocks and uprooted trees on top of the resort, burying the 40 people inside. "Edoardo has an adult brother, so the brother will be given custody of him", Pescara hospital medical director Dr Rossano Di Luzio said. Man at center is Giorgia's father Tommaso Galassi.
  • EasyJet Profits Hurt by Weaker Pound After Brexit Vote

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    And the weak pound will mean its 2017 profit takes a larger than expected hit to the tune of £105m too. Total revenue rose 7.2 per cent to £997m, which EasyJet said reflected the rise in passengers carried for the period. EasyJet's cost-per-seat, at constant currency, improved by 2.1%. McCall noted the "pricing and operating environment remains tough", with low fuel costs and continued strong capacity growth among competitors depressing yields.
  • Cameroon Helicopter Crashes, Killing General and 5 Others

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    Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2017, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state government official said . Boko Haram - deemed the world's deadliest terror group by the Institute for Economics and Peace - is already known for using children and young girls as suicide bombers and slaves after kidnapping them.
  • Trump to talk to Modi tonight

    Trump to talk to Modi tonight

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    Modi was among the first world leaders to call on November 9 to congratulate Trump, demonstrating, according to sources, a willingness to engage with the new president with as much enthusiasm as with his predecessor. In his first ever address to the media after Trump's inauguration, his spokesman Sean Spicer warned China over the ongoing South China Sea dispute, reiterating US' commitment to defend it's interests in the area.
  • Cab driver praises John Elway as he sits in the back seat

    Cab driver praises John Elway as he sits in the back seat

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    A woman sitting next to Elway, who was presumably his wife, told the driver: "I think (Elway) is hot". The encounter occurred Friday while Elway was in the capital for President Donald Trump's inauguration. He had no idea that Elway was in his vehicle, but he immediately ranked Elway at No. 1 ahead of Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger . The driver was asked by his passengers to name his top three quarterbacks of all-time.
  • Rising risk of tornadoes, flash flooding early Saturday

    Rising risk of tornadoes, flash flooding early Saturday

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    The Birmingham National Weather Service issued a tornado watch including Lee County and most other areas of central and south Alabama earlier this morning. Officials are still assessing the full scope of the damage in central and south Georgia. Fortunately no tornado was reported, but very high winds and hail up to marble and golf ball size hit some areas.
  • Theresa May to unveil 'global Britain' business growth plans

    Theresa May to unveil 'global Britain' business growth plans

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    It adds: "Support for skills, infrastructure, funding, small businesses and expanding global trade could further accelerate growth in what is already the fastest-growing sector of the United Kingdom economy". He commented: "The new industrial strategy launching today is another example of how the current government is committed to making digital and future technologies the foundation of the United Kingdom economy.
  • What could a US-UK trade deal involve?

    What could a US-UK trade deal involve?

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    While Britain can not start formal negotiations on free trade deals with third parties while it remains a member of the European Union, Madden, 56, said there have already been "conversations" between Japan and Britain in which "we've talked about our aspirations".
  • USA coalition strikes over 90 Daesh boats in Mosul

    USA coalition strikes over 90 Daesh boats in Mosul

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    On October 16, 2016, the Iraqi army backed by Federal Police and Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, launched the massive operation to retake Mosul. "We believe this was a desperate attempt to retrograde ISIS fighters now that the Iraqi Security Forces own the Eastern bank of every bridge in Mosul", said Col.
  • President Trump vows to start renegotiating NAFTA

    President Trump vows to start renegotiating NAFTA

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    Americans hold an "unusually positive" view of Canada and the two countries have been great partners "for as long as anybody can remember", he added. In one 24-hour period this week, the U.S. He also intends to build a wall along the US southern border to deter illegal immigration and insisted that Mexico will pay for it. That executive order will send signals to Democrats and leaders in foreign capitals around the world that Trump's rhetoric on trade during the campaign is turning ...
  • Mexico City Policy: Donald Trump reinstates global abortion funding ban

    Mexico City Policy: Donald Trump reinstates global abortion funding ban

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    But global health advocates have long criticized the restriction as imperiling women's health, particularly in developing nations. The state department and groups like the Peace Corps offer additional funding. It hasn't been two days since millions of women swarmed the streets of the globe's cities to champion their rights, and U.S. president Donald Trump has already rolled back funding for organizations that provide abortion counseling and services outside the USA, a move that will hurt the ...
  • Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

    Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

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    Trump has also walked back from some of his harshest criticism, telling the Wall Street Journal that he no longer plans to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office. More recently, he has declared the One China policy, under which Washington agrees not to officially recognise Taiwan, is up for negotiation and a key member of his team suggested the United States of America and its allies should block access to islands Beijing has built in the disputed waters of the South ...
  • Trump Open to Joint Military Actions With Russia in Syria, Spicer Says

    Trump Open to Joint Military Actions With Russia in Syria, Spicer Says

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    United States defence officials have denied claims that the USA military is coordinating with Russian Federation on combat missions in Syria. President Donald Trump frequently said during his campaign that he wants to work with Russian Federation to fight Islamic State, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, and other militant groups.
  • Trump's newly confirmed nat sec adviser under investigation for ties to Russian Federation

    Trump's newly confirmed nat sec adviser under investigation for ties to Russian Federation

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    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is reportedly the first member of the Trump administration to garner the probing eyes of intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies for communications with Russian Federation. Flynn is the first person in the Trump administration to be investigated. The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Flynn would not be the only member in Trump's administration whose links to Russian Federation have faced intense scrutiny.
  • 'I haven't gone away you know' says Martin McGuinness

    'I haven't gone away you know' says Martin McGuinness

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    Michelle O'Neill has been officially appointed as Sinn Fein's new leader in Northern Ireland - replacing former First Minister Martin McGuinness who has stood down from electoral politics because of ill-health. Paying tribute to her predecessor, Ms O'Neill said she was "following in the footsteps of a political giant ". Once the votes are counted after 2 March, one of the key questions hanging over the new political landscape will be how O'Neill will work alongside Foster if the Democratic ...
  • Reactions to Uganda Cranes loss to Ghana Black Stars at AFCON 2017

    Reactions to Uganda Cranes loss to Ghana Black Stars at AFCON 2017

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    However, with just one minute of normal time remaining the Egyptians struck, Salah producing a wonderfully-disguised pass to find Abdallah El Said, who made no mistake in hammering past the keeper to clinch the win. "We were happy with the three points but we could have played better", Grant said. "It was hard on that pitch and in this climate but we won and that is the important thing".
  • Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh leaves the country after election defeat

    Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh leaves the country after election defeat

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    Gambia's capital was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, almost a full day after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the global community. Yahya Jemmeh is expected to leave Gambia, as per Mauritian President, who said that a deal was struck. Barrow, speaking on RFM, said the document did not constitute a binding agreement and said that upon initial inspection it appeared Jammeh had looted state ...
  • European Populists Meet To Plan 'Patriotic Spring In Europe'

    European Populists Meet To Plan 'Patriotic Spring In Europe'

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    The political and market risks posed by Europe's elections were a topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. For all the usual caveats about polling errors, surveys suggest that Le Pen, the daughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, is in the lead ahead of the election's first round on April 23, though no poll has yet suggested she could win the runoff on May 7.
  • Outsider 'comes first' in French primary

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    In the first round of voting Sunday night, Hamon was first with 35.2 percent with Valls on 31.6 percent, with about one-third of voting stations reporting, the primary authority said. The far-right National Front party of Marine Le Pen is generally expected to dominate the first round, reflecting a wider populist backlash in Europe and the US, where President Donald Trump took office Friday.
  • India vs England ODI series: Carnival for batsman, festival of runs

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    But, thanks to their wins in the first two matches in Pune and Cuttack , India won the series and skipper Kohli got the lift the trophy. The Kent right-hander gave a glimpse of his potential during the first Warm-Up match against India A earlier this month, when in pursuit of 305 for a win, he made 93 runs to help his side edge past Dhoni's men with 7 balls to spare.
  • Trump's first executive order targets 'Obamacare'

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    Trump labeled Obamacare "a disaster" during his campaign, but has not provided alternatives for 23 million Americans now benefitting from law. South Texas College of Law constitutional scholar Josh Blackman has examined President Trump's executive order on Obamacare and concludes that the former president took so many bites out of his signature legislative accomplishment that Trump's power to slash away at the law faces "no meaningful bounds".
  • Two security personnel killed in Assam

    Two security personnel killed in Assam

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    There were specific intelligence inputs about movement of militants along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas and it was shared with all the forces operating on the ground. Insurgents from two groups started firing on a group of Assam Rifles personnel. The Ulfa and NSCN-K ambushed an army convoy in Tinsukia district in November past year and killed three soldiers.
  • Kellyanne Conway To Chuck Todd

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    Spicer explained that tweets were made about the crowd size at Trump's inauguration - numbers that Spicer said were not yet made available. Separately Nielsen Holdings, a global information measurement company revealed , that some 31 million U.S.
  • De Mistura Calls Trilateral Meeting in Astana Important for Syrian Settlement

    De Mistura Calls Trilateral Meeting in Astana Important for Syrian Settlement

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    Washington was invited by Kazakhstan to attend the talks as an observer , Toner said, noting that the USA does "welcome and appreciate" the invitation. A spokesman for the rebel delegation, Yahya al-Aridi, said a firm truce is key to beginning work on long-term solutions. Ibrahim Biro, head of the Kurdish National Council (KNC or ENKS), Abdulhakim Bashar, deputy president of the Syrian National Council, and Darwesh Mirkan, as a consultant, have been fingered by Ankara to be in Astana, but ...
  • Trump's Inaugural TV Ratings Fall Short of Obama's in 2009

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    In his 16-minute-and-12-second address, Mr. Trump indicted the political system and promised a populist "new vision" for the country, focusing on issues such as infrastructure, crime and terrorism. The Trump inauguration drew 2.8 million viewers 18-34, 7.2 million 35-54, and 19.2 million 55 and over. It remains to be seen how Trump's future presidential moments will do in terms of ratings, but it seems likely he will continue to care.
  • India Jallikattu bullfighting events resume in Tamil Nadu

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    PETA , an animal rights group, has released footage it says shows bull farmers doping their animals ahead of the event, but organisers of the festival insist the animals suffer no harm. "We respect the sentiments of people and the cultural values of Tamil Nadu". 'We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also appealed to the public to restore normalcy as the state has been paralysed due to the agitations.
  • Hirakhand derailment: 15-inch gap in rail spells disaster

    Hirakhand derailment: 15-inch gap in rail spells disaster

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    At least 26 people have been killed and dozens more injured when a train derailed in India. The incident took place around 11.30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar . The Commissioner Railway Safety will conduct a detailed inquiry into the train mishap and submit the report at the earliest, Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
  • At least 36 killed as Indian train derails

    At least 36 killed as Indian train derails

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    The accident comes only two months after almost 150 people were killed in a similar disaster, highlighting the malaise on a network which is one of the largest in the world. In the last serious accident, 150 people died when a train derailed late past year in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. "We will take strict action against whoever is behind this act", said Suresh Prabhu, Indian railways minister.
  • Trump Arrives in Washington Ahead of Inauguration

    Trump Arrives in Washington Ahead of Inauguration

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    Adam Boulton is in the U.S., and will present a special Sky News programme - Trump: America's President - at midnight tonight. Speakers included Mayor Bill de Blasio, filmmaker Michael Moore, and show business superstars Robert de Niro and Cher.
  • Trump and May doomed to failure, Soros at Davos

    Trump and May doomed to failure, Soros at Davos

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    On the eve of Trump's inauguration in Washington, Soros said Trump was " gearing up for a trade war " which would have "a very far reaching effect in Europe and other parts of the world". Soros was asked what such deregulation would mean for the U.S. economy, which is still in the early phase of recovery from the financial crisis of 2008, despite the stock markets doing well since the election.