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The quake struck at 5:25 pm local time (2125 GMT) and was initially recorded at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), about 162 kilometres from the New Britain town of Rabaul, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. It is unclear if the natural disaster caused any damage to the island. The country is still recovering from a magnitude 7.5 quake on 26 February.
  • Oklahoma City schools release teacher walkout plan after pay raise measure passes

    Oklahoma City schools release teacher walkout plan after pay raise measure passes

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    However, district leaders say Oklahoma City teachers who choose not to participate in the walkout may come to school, or take personal, business or unpaid leave. Lawmakers have left funding on the table that could be used immediately to help Oklahoma students. "It's not enough", Priest said . "My teachers and I are still gearing up to walk out on Monday", he said.
  • Vietnam War veterans honored in Fresno on a day just for them

    Vietnam War veterans honored in Fresno on a day just for them

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    They made the ultimate sacrifice. Vietnam Veterans were recognized for their service on March 29. Hundreds have gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to honor the people who served in the Vietnam War. So that's what today's about and everything", said Bill Chandler, a veteran. Rep. Matt S. LoPresti (ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ewa Villages, Hoakalei, Ocean Pointe), organized the event as chair of the House Committee on Veterans, Military & International Affairs & Culture and the ...
  • Russia-West standoff unravels as Moscow retaliates by expelling 60 US diplomats

    Russia-West standoff unravels as Moscow retaliates by expelling 60 US diplomats

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    Sergei Skripal , 66, remains in critical condition, the hospital said . "She has responded well to treatment but continues to receive expert clinical care 24 hours a day". Two dozen countries, including the United States, sided with Britain, ordering scores of Russian diplomats expelled in retaliation and ordering the shutdown of the Russian Consulate in Seattle.
  • Turkish assaults kill 41 PKK in Iraq

    Turkish assaults kill 41 PKK in Iraq

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    Mr Tusk added: "While our relationship is going through hard times, in areas where we do cooperate, we cooperate well". "It's quite tempting for European Union politicians to go for a transactional relationship with Turkey, but Erdogan is not going to stop EU-bashing for his nationalist agenda", he Pierini.
  • French court puts former president Sarkozy on trial for corruption, influence peddling

    French court puts former president Sarkozy on trial for corruption, influence peddling

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    Newspaper Le Monde reported on Thursday that he is accused of using his power to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign. Under French law, a person convicted of active corruption can face up to 10 years in prison and a 1 million euro fine, or about $1.2 million, while influence peddling can be punished by up to five years in prison and a €500,000 fine, or about $615,000.
  • Mega Millions jackpot climbs over $500M

    Mega Millions jackpot climbs over $500M

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    For the fourth time in its history, the Mega Millions jackpot has topped half a billion dollars. The gold Mega Ball was 13. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. The $502 million prize is the annuity option, in which a sole victor is paid over 29 years. Mega Millions is one of two national lottery games. Georgia residents also can purchase Mega Millions tickets via the Georgia Lottery app or online at www.galottery.com .
  • Pope says hell does not exist

    Pope says hell does not exist

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    Pope Francis has deviated from the general belief that hell is real, when he stated that the souls of sinners will disappear in the after life instead of going to hell. He added that "as reported today" by Scalfari, "the article is the result of its reconstruction, in which the exact words spoken by the Pope are not cited".