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200 Feared Dead After Migrant Boats Found Empty in Mediterranean

Proactiva Open Arms said they recovered five bodies near two capsized boats, that likely had close to 100 people each inside when they began to sink, according to The BBC. A spokesman for Italy’s coast guard said they confirmed that five young men appeared to have drowned.”We brought on board five corpses recovered from the sea, but no lives,” the ...

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Judge allows Oregon resident to be genderless

(AP) — An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to “non-binary” has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless. Multnomah County Judge Amy Holmes Hehn on March 10 granted a petition allowing Patrick Abbatiello to go from male to “agender” and switch to the single name Patch. The ...

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U.S. Senators Announce Bill To Tighten Sanctions Over Iran

A bill to tighten sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile launches and non-nuclear activity was announced by U.S. senators Thursday, Reuters reported. The measure was co-authored by Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez and Republican Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, said the report. It was also sponsored by 14 Democratic and Republican senators. The bipartisan bill would enact mandatory sanctions for ...

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Taliban Leaders Negotiate Peace In Islamabad Ahead of Moscow Summit In April

Pakistani officials hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad to initiate peace talks between the insurgents before a multi-nation meeting in Moscow next month, The Associated Press reported. According to the report, the Taliban have resided in Pakistan since 2001, when they were overthrown in Afghanistan by the United States, creating pressure for Islamabad to set up negotiations with Kabul. In ...

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China Warns U.S. To Respect Its Air Defense Zone

China said Thursday the United States should respect its self-declared air defense identification zone after warning an American bomber of trespassing upon China’s territory over the East China Sea, Reuters reported. China required aircrafts to identify themselves in the East China Sea zone beginning in 2013. The U.S. and Japan refuse to recognize such boundaries, the report said. According to ...

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Archaeologists Reconstruct Face Of A Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

Reconstructive technology has allowed archaeologists to bring the face of a British man who died about 700 years ago back to life, CBS News reports. The medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in the England. By ...

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Latest French Poll Favors Macron To Win Presidency In 2nd Round

With one month to go until the first round of France’s presidential election, Reuters is reporting polls predict centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to top far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris interactive poll showed Thursday. Macron was seen winning 26 percent of the vote in the April 23 first round followed ...

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