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Barghouti, described by the Times as a "Palestinian leader and parliamentarian", is a convicted terrorist serving five consecutive life terms plus 40 years for masterminding suicide bombing missions during the second intifada (armed Palestinian uprising) that killed scores of Israelis.
  • Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

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    At a news conference attended by the various ministries affected by the proposed law, former Toronto police chief and current Liberal Member of Parliament Bill Blair called legalized pot a way of "protecting children and making our communities safer".
  • Crews search for hikers swept away in Grand Canyon creek

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    The remote area at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where searchers are in a fourth day trying to find a missing woman and a teenager, attracts only about 3,500 backpackers each year, according to the National Park Service. "The odds aren't great". The water roars down through rocks, so the family is hoping that the two could be on a rock or have found a cave for shelter, McOmie said.
  • Turkey vote to be challenged

    Turkey vote to be challenged

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    The call comes despite concerns from global monitors and opposition parties about numerous voting irregularities. Leader of the Social Democrats and Merkel's main competitor for the post of next Chancellor, Martin Schulz, hinted at the lack of convincingness of Erdogan's victory: "Minimal difference in votes shows: Erdogan is not Turkey".
  • Pence visits Japan to turn focus to trade with key ally

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    Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements as part of its "America First" policy. He did not comment on what might have caused the missile to fail. When asked about his next move, he said, "You'll see". In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a new appeal Tuesday for calm on the Korean Peninsula.
  • EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call

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    John Gummer, the chairman of the committee, said a year ago the British government's support for the Paris climate agreement and steadfast support for low-carbon initiatives deserves credit, though ignoring things like drafty homes and heating systems means the targets could be out of reach.
  • Melania Trump nudges Donald Trump during national anthem

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    During the White House's annual White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump appeared to have needed a reminder & nudge from First Lady Melania Trump to raise his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. Melania and Barron, who traveled to Washington from NY - where they are living until the 10-year-old finishes the school year - appeared with Trump, accompanied by a human-sized white Easter rabbit, on the Truman Balcony to address the invited guests.
  • British pound jumps higher after election is called

    British pound jumps higher after election is called

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    As one would expect, "What party is Theresa May from?", "Why has Theresa May called a general election?" and "How can Theresa May call an election?" make the list. Recent polls have put the Conservatives about 21 points ahead of the Labour Party, and 32 points ahead of the Liberal Democrats. Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement outside Downing Street at around 11.15am this morning.
  • Theresa May to seek snap election for 8 June

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    Sturgeon also said in a statement that Scotland must be "protected" from a Conservative Party trying to seize control of government for many years to come. Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has threatened to work to derail May's plan for negotiating post-Brexit trade deals, and criticized the British leader's calls for reducing taxes and regulations to attract investment after Britain leaves the EU.