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Prince Philip bids adieu to solo charity appearances

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Prince Philip bids adieu to solo charity appearances

LONDON – For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative.On Wednesday Prince Philip will make his 22,219th – and final – solo public engagement. He will be meeting Royal Marines who have completed a 1,664-mile (2,678-kilometre) trek to raise money for charity. Story…

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U.S. successfully test launches unarmed ICBM from California

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U.S. successfully test launches unarmed ICBM from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California, the fourth such test this year.The 30th Space Wing says the Minuteman 3 missile launched at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles (209 kilometres) northwest of Los Angeles.An Air Force statement…

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Teen opens emergency door on a plane, jumps onto tarmac at San Francisco airport

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Teen opens emergency door on a plane, jumps onto tarmac at San Francisco airport

San Francisco airport officials say a teenage boy opened the emergency door of a plane that had just landed and jumped onto the tarmac.Airport spokesman Doug Yakel says an airfield construction crew confronted the 17-year-old boy, who has been arrested and is in police custody. READ MORE: Passengers stuck on ‘nightmare’ Air Transat plane for…

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Anti-immigration Facebook group confuses bus chairs with women wearing burkas

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Anti-immigration Facebook group confuses bus chairs with women wearing burkas

Members of an anti-immigration Facebook group in Norway looked at a picture of empty bus seats and saw a threat.The group Fedrelandet viktigst, which translates roughly to Fatherland First, jumped to the conclusion that it was a group of women wearing burkas.“What do people think about this?” the post read. Story continues below In the…

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Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects

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Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it is waiving certain environmental laws to expedite border construction projects, as President Trump keeps pushing for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.The DHS said the area near San Diego is one of the busiest USA border sections with a high volume of illegal entries and that there was…

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Syria slams Saudi Arabia for ‘politicizing’ hajj pilgrimage

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Syria slams Saudi Arabia for ‘politicizing’ hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain said on Sunday they would allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies.Riyadh, Dammam- The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has rejected a complaint by Qatar, made in accordance to Article 54 (N) of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago 1944), over measures…

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U.S. to conduct unarmed ICBM test from California days after North Korea test

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Air Force was preparing Tuesday to test an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from California, the fourth such test this year.The 30th Space Wing says the missile was to be launched between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base,…

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Australian journalist doubles as snake handler as newsrooms overrun by animals

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Australian journalist doubles as snake handler as newsrooms overrun by animals

A snake, believed to be a carpet python, found its way into the offices of an Australian news channel on Monday.A camera operator at 9 News in Darwin first spotted the reptile curled up on a desk.READ MORE: Dramatic 911 call of woman with snake stuck to her face released Story continues below Related Missing…

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Wife of Venezuela’s opposition leader releases video claiming husband was taken from home

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Wife of Venezuela’s opposition leader releases video claiming husband was taken from home

Two of Venezuela’s leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro’s first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers.The wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez posted what appeared to be video…

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These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from

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These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from

Fentanyl originating from China, heroin sent from east Africa, and anabolic steroids from Moldova. Documents obtained by Global News show where these illegal drugs and more are being trafficked from.A 2016 Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) “drug analysis report,” obtained under access to information legislation, offers a larger picture of how illegal drugs are arriving…

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