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Much of Leinster and Munster is already under 40cm of snow, with deeper accumulations forming due to snow drifts, which will worsen in the coming hours. The worst of the weather is due to pass by Saturday but conditions will still be poor. Clonskeagh Mosque has announced it's opening its doors to homeless people in Dublin during Storm Emma.
  • Texas Wesleyan Baseball Coach Fired After Refusing to Recruit Players from Colorado

    Texas Wesleyan Baseball Coach Fired After Refusing to Recruit Players from Colorado

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    A Texas university fired its baseball coach on Thursday after he denied a recruit from Colorado , claiming that athletes from the state have "trouble passing" its drug tests. The university had also released a statement online saying it does not condone discrimination "on the basis of race, color, origin, ethnicity, gender age, religion, disability or sexuality; or the political legislation of one's home state ".
  • Fire in Azerbaijan's drug rehab clinic kills 24

    Fire in Azerbaijan's drug rehab clinic kills 24

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    Three people were taken to hospital. Azeri officials said the fire had probably been caused by a problem in the power network of the building containing the centre. Rights groups have long accused the government of authoritarian President Aliyev of widespread corruption that undermines functioning of state institutions.
  • Ben Enwonwu's 'Tutu' Fetches £1.2m At London Auction

    Ben Enwonwu's 'Tutu' Fetches £1.2m At London Auction

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    According to qz.com, the painting sold for a record $1.68million (N600m) to a bidder on the telephone during Bonhams' Africa Now auction on February 28, 2018. Its whereabouts remained the subject of intense speculation for over 40 years before the portrait was discovered in a family home late last year. The paintings gained fame not only for their beauty but also for their disappearance.
  • Government should pay compensation to children sent overseas says sexual abuse inquiry

    Government should pay compensation to children sent overseas says sexual abuse inquiry

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    Australia received 7000 children, more than half in the wake of the war. In responding to the needs of former child migrants and reflecting the presenting issues of the former child migrants, the priority for organisations such as the Catholic Child Welfare Council, the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), Father Hudson's Care and the Southwark Catholic Children's Society, and for the various religious orders involved, has been family reunification and tracing projects, together with ...
  • House committee seeks info on office redecoration for HUD chief Ben Carson

    House committee seeks info on office redecoration for HUD chief Ben Carson

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    The chairs cost $1050 individually and the total for 2 chairs was $2,100. "I was as surprised as anyone to find out that a $31,000 dining set had been ordered", Carson wrote in a statement via CNN . "In one instance, she said, a supervisor said that "$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair". Thank you to so many who have expressed concern for me and my family over the latest accusations.
  • NRA directly appealed to Trump against raising age for firearms purchases

    NRA directly appealed to Trump against raising age for firearms purchases

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    Some students visited with lawmakers Monday. This proposal falls in the jurisdiction of state and local governments, a point that Trump and Republican lawmakers have emphasized. "I was ready to grab my Constitution and say, 'Wait a minute!'" Sen. He also opposes banning military-style guns. When it was Rep. Scalise's time to speak, he highlighted the crime-fighting value of concealed carriers and the need to pass national reciprocity legislation.
  • USA mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro

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    Six people have registered as candidates for the presidential elections: current President Nicolas Maduro , Falcon, Reinaldo Quijada, Francisco Visconti, Luis Alejandro Ratti, and the evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci. The MUD has since expelled Falcon from the opposition alliance, and many analysts fear he stands little chance without the coalition's support. Among other requests , the Government and the opposition also accepted the reopening of the electoral registry, in the ...
  • US President Donald Trump's gun meeting went off the rails quickly

    US President Donald Trump's gun meeting went off the rails quickly

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    The President has spoken approvingly of expanding background checks for people buying guns - a measure that has been resisted by the NRA and by Republicans in Congress. The White House will announce more details on his proposal later this week. Ever the marketer, Trump suggested that the leading bill adjusting the National Instant Criminal Background Check System - now known as " Fix NICS " - could use a new name.
  • Trump honors 'America's pastor' while he lies in honor at the Capitol

    Trump honors 'America's pastor' while he lies in honor at the Capitol

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    Rep. Patrick McHenry, who represents the western North Carolina district where Graham lived when he died last week, called Ryan and asked about the possibility. In moments of crisis, Graham provided spiritual leadership to a nation wrestling with the reality of evil, such as at the April 1995 service following the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • North Korea condemns USA sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony

    North Korea condemns USA sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony

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    In December, the United Nations approved US-drafted limiting North Korea's access to refined petroleum products and crude oil, which the North Korean Foreign Ministry said amounted to an act of war. "Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime", Mr Trump said in excerpts of a speech he delivered to a conservative activist group today.
  • U.S. students flee after teacher fires handgun at Georgia high school

    U.S. students flee after teacher fires handgun at Georgia high school

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    Davidson is facing six charges, including making terroristic threats and acts and aggravated assault involving a gun. It's not clear if he has an attorney. Dalton High has about 2,000 students. Jacobs said she was driving in Tennessee, about 100 miles away from the school, when she got the texts. "It appears the subject may be delusional or have something else that had occurred that is causing [him] to have these thoughts", the report stated.