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She said the three-storey building was among those marked by the officials. He made this known while calling for an investigation into the incident. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered from the ruins.
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    Shamima Begum , who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return to Britain to raise the child. Mr Hunt said the British boy's death was "an incredibly distressing and sad situation" but that it was too risky to dispatch officials to the war zone, adding that they are at a greater risk than the journalists who have interviewed her.
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    It also seeks to slash $327bn from food and housing assistance services, and to reduce funding for environmental protections and foreign aid programmes. Trump lost the first round in his battle with Congress over wall construction money, with lawmakers rejecting any appropriation for the wall, while offering almost $1.4 billion in money for barriers.
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    The last phase is dated for May 19 whereas the counting will be done on May 23. The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was dissolved in November previous year, months after the Mehbooba Mufti-headed government in the state fell following the BJP withdrawing support to it in June.
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    Mueller III's investigation and others". Specifically, Trump claimed that Cohen "directly asked me for a pardon". As the case moves forward, Cohen may add emails, contracts and records as exhibits. Cohen, at the time, was part of a joint defense agreement with the president and many of his advisers. Cohen told the House Oversight Committee last week: 'I have never asked for , nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr.
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    Until April of 2010, Nuevo Vallarta and the state of Nayarit were one hour earlier than Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco. While it seems that some lawmakers may be ready to do away with annual time changes, any changes in legislation will come too late to affect this spring's leap forward.
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    Melissa Hanham, a North Korea expert with the One Earth Future Foundation, said the increase in activity at the site shows that the two countries are "moving farther apart rather than closer", with regards to nuclear talks. The U.S. has it in its power to achieve North Korean denuclearization after all. Our correspondent adds that experts say the rockets used to launch satellites are usually unsuitable for use as long-range missiles.
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  • Theresa May hails Scotland's approach on knife crime

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    Police believe the bags were abandoned after the carrier became aware of the penalties for illegal wildlife trafficking. Wildlife smuggling is illegal in the Philippines and punishable with up to 2 years in prison and fines between about $380 and $3,800 (P20,000.00 to P200,000.00).
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