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Daily Archives: Apr 2, 2014

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill fumed at the lack of answers from GM’s new CEO Mary Barra during a second day of hearings

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General Motors is accused by US Congress of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill fumed at the lack...
The cast of The Lion King treated passengers aboard of Virgin Australia flight 0970 with an impromptu performance of Circle of Life

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The cast of The Lion King treated passengers aboard of Virgin Australia flight 0970 with an impromptu performance of Circle of Life. The cast...
Twitter ban violates freedom of expression and individual rights, Turkey's constitutional court has ruled

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Turkey's Twitter ban violates freedom of expression and individual rights, the country's constitutional court has ruled. The court also said that last month's ban must...
Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings have been found hanging on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall

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Two stolen paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard have been found hanging on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years,...
Ukraine’s former PresidentViktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is a tragedy

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Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy" and he hopes it will become part of Ukraine again. In an...
The US Supreme Court has struck down overall donor limits for political campaigns

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The US Supreme Court has struck down overall donor limits for political campaigns. The court ruled 5-4 that individuals could give to candidates, parties and...
Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina’s divorce has been finalized

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina’s divorce has been finalized, the Kremlin has confirmed. Vladimir Putin and his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila Putina,...
Chile has deployed military forces to the northern city of Iquique after more than 300 inmates escaped from a women's jail following last night’s 8.2-magnitude earthquake

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Chile has deployed military forces to the northern city of Iquique after more than 300 inmates escaped from a women's jail following last night’s...
U2's The Joshua Tree is among 25 new additions to the US Library of Congress's National Recording Registry

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U2's The Joshua Tree is among 25 new additions to the US Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. U2's 1987 album spawned such hits as...
Segolene Royal is President Francois Hollande's ex-partner and the mother of his four children

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Segolene Royal, President Francois Hollande's ex-partner and the mother of his four children, has joined France’s new government in a major reshuffle by the...

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Philip Morris has announced it will cease production of cigarettes at its factory in Moorabbin, Australia. The closure of the factory, which has been in...
Three of the Chilean northern regions have been declared disaster areas after being hit by last night's 8.2-magnitude earthquake

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Three of the Chilean northern regions have been declared disaster areas after being hit by last night's 8.2-magnitude earthquake. At least five people are known...
Malaysian authorities released the full transcript of communications between flight MH370 and Kuala Lumpur's air traffic control

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Malaysian authorities released the full transcript of communications between flight MH370 and Kuala Lumpur's air traffic control (ATC). They said there was no indication of...
The reasons for the Malaysia Airlines plane's disappearance may never be known

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The reasons for the Malaysia Airlines plane's disappearance may never be known, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar has warned as PM Najib Razak heads...
Chile has been hit by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people

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Northern Chile has been hit by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said...
Mario Vargas Llosa has announced he will travel to Venezuela to back anti-Maduro groups

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Mario Vargas Llosa has announced he will travel to Venezuela to back anti-Maduro groups. The Peruvian Nobel Prize winning author accused President Nicolas Maduro of...