• Grand jury to consider school shooting evidence

    Grand jury to consider school shooting evidence

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    The 20-18 vote followed three hours of often emotional debate, and came in response to last month's deadly school shooting. Florida lawmakers have voted to enact new gun control measures, weeks after one of the worst school shootings in USA history took place in the state.
  • Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election

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    It was able to tap into widespread anger over Italy's sluggish economy, high jobless rate - especially among the young - a surge in migrant arrivals, and resentment about loss of sovereignty to the European Union. The role reversal marks a bitter personal defeat for the billionaire media magnate and his party, which took more moderate positions on the euro and immigration while the far-right League campaigned on a fiercely anti-migrant ticket.
  • Greek court rejects Turkish extradition request

    Greek court rejects Turkish extradition request

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    A Turkish court on Monday dismissed a request for the release of two Greek soldiers , ruling for their continuing custody for crossing into Turkey, Turkish media said. The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, which nearly went to war in 1996, have seen renewed diplomatic strain over natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean and the fate of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after a failed coup in Turkey.
  • French Government To Set The Age Of Sexual Consent At 15

    French Government To Set The Age Of Sexual Consent At 15

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    France will set its age of consent at 15 after two cases involving sex with 11-year-old girls caused public outrage, Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said. Two adult men were accused of having sex with two 11-year-olds who were considered consenting under French law. Back in November, a jury acquitted a 30-year-old man who was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in 2009, French media reported.
  • Video captures emergency responders saving choking puppy

    Video captures emergency responders saving choking puppy

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    First responders in MA came to the rescue of a choking puppy Sunday and the whole thing was caught on camera. Vitale told officers the dog, a Saint Bernard puppy, was choking on food. Firefighters quickly joined the officers and used back blows and chest compressions to clear the puppy's throat. "Ultimately, a life was saved thanks to rescuers falling back on their training and remaining calm".
  • Mumbai Airport named world's best for quality service

    Mumbai Airport named world's best for quality service

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    The Hyderabad airport has become number one in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category for the year 2017. The ASQ Awards Ceremony will be held during the inaugural Customer Excellence Global Summit , to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 10-13 September 2018, hosted by Halifax International Airport Authority.
  • Italian election results in hung parliament

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    Although percentages are being slow to turn into seats in parliament, thanks to the complications of the majority and proportional voting system, no potential coalition on centre right or centre left has enough to form a government. Whilst this party doesn't fall neatly into any political category, it's anti-establishment stance has fed off general disconnect in Italy. At the other end of the spectrum, a populist coalition of 5-Star, the League and the Brothers of Italy would send shivers ...
  • McDonald's Quarter Pounders Switching to Fresh Beef

    McDonald's Quarter Pounders Switching to Fresh Beef

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    As of March 6, fresh beef, cooked to order, is now being used in all Quarter Pounder and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers at about 3,500 restaurants across the U.S. The fresh beef expansion comes as McDonald's is improving food quality and increasing menu variety to counter competition from older rivals such as Wendy's Co as well as more premium chains like Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out and Shake Shack Inc.
  • Saudi Crown Prince to Sisi: Our Talks Demonstrated Strength of our Ties

    Saudi Crown Prince to Sisi: Our Talks Demonstrated Strength of our Ties

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    Talks will also include a U.S. bid to build two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia and a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement needed for that to proceed, an industry source said. The paper said diplomats have spoken about plans for more Saudi investment in the UK, as well as the kingdom acquiring British companies. Another mainstay of UK-Saudi relations is defense and intelligence issues.
  • Nashville mayor's former bodyguard pleads guilty

    Nashville mayor's former bodyguard pleads guilty

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    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (D) said Tuesday she would resign from office after pleading guilty to a felony charge stemming from an affair she carried on with a former police officer assigned to her security detail. She was considered someone who could move on to Congress or the Senate in the future. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement.