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Dutch police hunt for Turkish man after three shot dead in tram

A gunman shot dead three people and wounded nine on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday and police said they were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man in an apparent terrorist attack.

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Reuters
At least 157 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of ...

Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday, and vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupted.

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USA Today
Crews fight blaze at Texas petrochemicals plant

Emergency crews worked Monday to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks. (March 18)         

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CNN
Trump attacks McCain over dossier, Meghan McCain swipes back

President Donald Trump again attacked late Sen. John McCain Saturday -- prompting the Arizona Republican's daughter Meghan McCain to respond that "no one will ever love" Trump the way they loved her father.

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United Press International
Drinking soda linked to 31 percent death risk increase

A new study shows that people who drink two or more sugar-filled beverages, such as soda, have a 31 percent greater chance of dying early from a cardiovascular event.

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The Guardian
Bianca Andreescu: from teenage wildcard to 'Cinderella' of Indian Wells ...

One of tennis's rising stars, teenager Bianca Andreescu has said it is 'a dream come true' to claim her first ever WTA career title.The 18-year-old beat former world No 1 Angelique Kerber in three scintillating sets in the final of the BNP Paribas Open, and has now become the only wildcard ever to win at Indian Wells.Kevin ...

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Reuters
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up 'D.C. Sniper' sentencing appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time.

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Reuters
U.S. youth plan Washington rally to protest climate inaction

Hundreds of youngsters are planning to skip school to join a rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers are calling an international Youth Climate Strike to seek action on climate change.

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Voice of America
US, Russian Diplomats to Discuss Venezuelan Crisis

U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Rome this week to discuss "the deteriorating situation in Venezuela." For Russia, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro remains the country's only legitimate leader. Russian officials are expected to emphasize this point when they meet with U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams in Rome on Monday and ...

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Voice of America
NATO, EU Condemn Russia's 2014 Seizure of Crimea

NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which we do not and will not recognize." They also criticized Russia's military buildup in Crimea and alleged rights abuses including "arbitrary detentions, arrest, and torture" against members of ...

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CBS News
Joe Biden continues to cast shadow over Democratic 2020 field

The Democratic presidential field is getting more crowded. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially entered the race Sunday. Other Democratic contenders hit the campaign trail over the weekend. A potential candidate is attracting a lot of attention. Ed O'Keefe reports.

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Voice of America
Flash Floods, Earthquake in Indonesia Kill Over 80

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country was hit by an earthquake, triggering a landslide that hit a popular ...

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CNN
Apple unveils new iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple on Monday quietly announced new versions the iPad Air and iPad mini, the company's the first refresh for those products in years.

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Reuters
Syrian, Iranian, Iraqi military chiefs to meet in Damascus: ...

The military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will hold a rare meeting in Damascus to discuss "ways to combat terrorism", the pro-Syrian government al-Watan daily reported on Monday.

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United Press International
Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach in the Philippines

After a dead whale washed ashore in the Philippines, scientists pulled 88 pounds of plastic debris from the mammal's intestines.

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Reuters
Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman 'lucid': court lawyer

The suspected gunman in New Zealand's mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on Monday.

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