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Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

International aid has started trickling into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport closures slowly gained steam Tuesday, and foreign governments began pledging aid to help the region recover from the worst flooding in decades. “Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling whatever they were planning,” ...

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Pentagon sends Congress list of military projects that could be cut to fund Trump’s wall

The U.S. Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress Monday as lawmakers tried to figure  out which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that the task would make lawmakers more likely to override Trump’s veto of a measure aimed at preventing the cuts. The document ...

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New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after mosque massacres

The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options include a ban on private ownership of semi-automatic rifles that were used with devastating effect ...

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Arrest made in shooting death of reputed Gambino family mob boss

A 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, New York City police said. Anthony Comello was arrested in New Jersey in the death of Francesco Cali on Wednesday in front of his Staten Island, N.Y., home, said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, who stressed that the investigation is in ...

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Trump downplays threat of white nationalism following New Zealand massacre

U.S. President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president “a symbol of renewed white identity.”  Trump, whose own previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy for the victims who died as “places of worship turned into scenes of ...

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