November 17th, 2018

World News

High turnout as Pacific archipelago votes on independence

By Charlotte Antoine, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

NOUMEA, New Caledonia – Voters turned out in exceptional numbers Sunday to decide whether the French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia should break free from the European country that claimed it in the mid-19th century. The territory’s High Commissioner estimated that close to three-quarters of the territory’s registered voters had cast ballots an hour ... Read More »

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Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests

By The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

MULTAN, Pakistan – Police in Pakistan say over 150 people have been arrested on charges of arson, vandalism and violence during the protests that erupted after a Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges that carried the death penalty. Senior police officer Nayab Haider said Sunday that police were using video clips to identify others ... Read More »

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Data recovered from crashed Lion Air data recorder: official

By The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko told a news conference that 69 hours of flight data was downloaded from the recorder ... Read More »

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Rain-swollen river floods house in Sicily, 9 reported killed

By The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

ROME – Italian state radio says a rain-swollen river in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, has flooded a home, killing nine people. Heavy rains lashed Sicily, a southern Italian island, on Saturday, several days after storms ravaged much of northern Italy. State radio said one person survived the flood late Saturday night by clinging to ... Read More »

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Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after massacre

By Kelli Kennedy And Mike Schneider, The Associated Press on November 3rd, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. – Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down, survivors of the Parkland school shooting are voting for the first time. They have mobilized tens of thousands at rallies and crisscrossed the country to register teen voters. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activists set their sights on the 4 ... Read More »

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Report: Spice Girls to reunite for tour, but without Beckham

By The Associated Press on November 3rd, 2018

LONDON – A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion. The Sun newspaper said Saturday that the 1990s girl group is about to announce a new tour, but without original member Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham. The newspaper says the band has recorded a message that ... Read More »

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US government won’t sue to stop marijuana use in states of Colorado, Washington

By Canadian Press on August 29th, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use. In a sweeping national policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing ... Read More »

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