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Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry

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His biggest hits, which formed the musical bible for countless young musicians taking up the guitar, singing into the microphone or rehearsing their basement or garage bands, remain ageless: " Johnny B. "He had a habit of getting all of his money and putting it in his guitar case and going on stage with it right there". Burdon told BBC Breakfast: "The audience was going insane for him to return to the stage and he was locked in his dressing room". Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on European Union accession bid

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Polls suggest DOST will fall short of the four-percent vote needed to enter parliament. Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov said this was to "prevent any attempts by Turkey to influence an election ". Switzerland, home to more than 70,000 Turkish nationals, has tried to stay neutral. This is unacceptable. On the one hand, you talk about the legal framework of the European Union but, on the other hand, you do exactly the opposite. Read More »

Ryan McBride dead: Derry City captain dies suddenly at age of 27

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The cause of his death is unknown. LIMERICK FC's former Derry City defender Shaun Kelly, has paid tribute to his former Candystripes team mate Ryan McBride who has passed away suddenly. The previous week McBride scored Derry City's victor against Shamrock Rovers and was regarded as one of the talented players in the League of Ireland. Read More »

Book of condolence opened in Coalisland for Martin McGuinness

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Tony Blair, who as prime minister negotiated with Mr McGuinness leading up to the Good Friday Agreement, will not attend. "If you really came here to celebrate his life and to honour the contribution of the last chapter of it, you have to finish his work", he said in his address. Read More »

Florida Gov. Removes State Attorney From Death Penalty Case

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State Attorney Aramis Ayala said Thursday that she will cooperate with Gov. Rick Scott's order transferring Markeith Loyd's first-degree murder case from her office to the office of a prosecutor in a neighboring district. The Sunshine State's death penalty sentencing scheme was on unstable ground after the U.S. Supreme Court found the sentencing law unconstitutional because it allowed judges to have the ultimate decision instead of a jury. Read More »

Paris Orly Airport Attacker Said He Wanted 'to Die for Allah'

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He never prayed, and he drank. "He drank. And under the effects of alcohol and cannabis, this is where one ends up", he said. The nation has been under a continued state of emergency since the coordinated Paris attacks of November 2015, making security a key issue in the upcoming French presidential elections in April and May of this year. Read More »

The Sea Turtle That Ate 915 Coins Has Died

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Over time, the weight of the coins developed a crack on her shell. Chansue revealed in her lengthy Facebook post that "Piggy Bank" had "fully recovered from the surgery on March 6". Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University vet Dr Nantarika Chansue confirmed that the turtle died from blood poisoning from all the coins that had corroded or dissolved inside her stomach. Read More »

Germany's Merkel and Japan's Abe Urge Free Trade with Jabs at US

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Abe said he and Merkel agreed to continue to work in coordination toward a broad conclusion of free trade negotiations underway between Japan and the European Union. "We will put out a signal that through the implementation of sanctions, we can make (North Korea) stop its missile tests and other acts that are a danger to the world", she said. Read More »

Plane crash in South Sudan kills 44

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The plane's right wing hit a vehicle and a fire started on the right side of the plane, Ateny said. He added that the accident was caused by poor visibility that led to a collision between the plane and a firefighter truck during landing. Read More »

Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas Drop By Average Of 2 Cents

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Nationwide, drivers are paying $2.29 a gallon, GasBuddy.com reported. The average price of a gallon of gas here this week was $2.33, roughly flat from a week ago, but almost 34 cents higher than a year ago. AAA noted comments late last week suggested OPEC would be willing to extend production cuts beyond the six-month agreement, especially if global inventories stay bloated. Read More »

Rebels and Syrian regime clash near Damascus

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SOHR chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the rebels were seeking to "link their territory in Jobar with Qabun to break the government siege there". Qaboun and Arbin, to the north and north-east, were also under attack, it said. Rebels detonated two large auto bombs at 5:20am on Sunday close to the Jobar neighborhood. Steady shelling and sniper fire could be heard across Damascus on Sunday as rebel factions allied with former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham launched an attack on government ... Read More »

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

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The first two buses carrying rebels and their families left al-Waer district in the morning, heading for other rebel-held areas in northern Syria. Homs Governor Talal al Barazi told reporters that all measures have been taken to guarantee the evacuation of the extremists and the functioning of public institutions in the region. Read More »

CAROLINE ANSELL MP: My dismay over a second Scotland referendum

Ms Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, told BBC Scotland: "It is an argument for independence really in a nutshell, that Westminster thinks it has got the right to block the democratically elected mandate of the Scottish government and the majority in the Scottish Parliament". Read More »

Trump Orders Review on Fuel-Efficiency Standards

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If the EPA determines they are not appropriate, the agency will submit a new proposal next year. "We're going to work on the CAFE standards, so you can make cars in America again", Trump told an audience at the American Center for Mobility. Read More »

Adrian Gonzalez Says He'll Never Play in World Baseball Classic Again

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But because Mexico gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a loss to Italy last Thursday without recording an out, that inning did not count, despite that Mexico was in the field that inning. Mexico, of course, was knocked out of the tournament over a controversial tiebreaker rule. Italy regained the lead though in the seventh with Andreoli's home run. Read More »

BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

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The results announced on Saturday showed the Congress with 17 members in the 40-member legislative assembly, followed by the BJP with 13, the Maharashtra Gomantak Party with three, the Goa Forward Party with three, the Nationalist Congress Party with one, and three independents. Read More »

UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

May could begin the process as early as Tuesday, but it's expected to be postponed until the end of the month to avoid a clash with Dutch elections on Wednesday. On Sunday, Brexit secretary David Davis urged MPs to overturn the amendments on Monday and sought to reassure Conservative rebels and others by saying that the issue of European Union citizens' future after Bexit will be "the first thing" on the agenda when talks begin. Read More »

Sara Connor jailed in Bali, Turnbull's Victorian headache

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Sara Connor , 46, was found guilty of "group assault" and given four years' in the slammer, while her partner, David Taylor , 34, was found guilty of group assault and sentenced to six years behind bars, ABC News reported Monday. Sudarsa was found dead on Kuta Beach, a popular location for backpackers, with 42 wounds to his body, including more than a dozen to his head and neck. Read More »

Nebraska unemployment rate remains unchanged for January

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Despite the decline, the area's job growth rate past year was well ahead of the 2.3 percent statewide average and second-fastest in the state behind Fort Collins. "Previously, we had a declining unemployment rate because people were dropping out of the labor force". "We're seeing an uptick in wages and it wouldn't surprise me if it went up again, maybe as much as half a point as more people enter the workforce during what is traditionally our biggest part of the season", he said. Read More »

Trump to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago

The summit is tentatively scheduled for early April. Moreover, Yang met separately with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit. The summit would be the first in-person meeting between Trump and Xi and comes amid heightened tensions in the region, particularly with the North Korean threat looming. Read More »