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Whales dead in New Zealand beaching

Up to 300 whales have died and volunteers are trying to send more than fifty more back out to sea, while trying to keep them as comfortable as possible, local media reported. The spit's long coastline and sloping beaches make it hard for whales to navigate away once they get too close, earning its sand banks the nickname " whale trap ".

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Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Nationwide, Stoking Fears Of Trump's 'Deportation Force'

The result will be a massive increase in deportations, an increase in workplace and home raids by ICE officials and police, and the incarceration of hundreds of thousands or millions of workers for the "crime" of bringing their families to the United States to escape violence or look for work.

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DeVos Comes in Contact with Book for Very First Time

In practice, however, the vouchers don't completely cover the cost of private education, and instead merely subsidize private and religious school tuition for wealthy students. "I think obviously we're not going to lose all of those funds, but even a 1 or 2 percent hit in a budget the size of Olean, which is over $40 million, would be significant", he said .

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'Disgraceful' Democrats obstructing my cabinet

Stridently demonizing people with whom we disagree is a losing strategy. "It is not 'We, the descendants of Northern Europe". "It was history-making", said Sen. "What it means for him is he can't count on Democratic voters and therefore Democratic politicians to support key parts of his agenda". But she also understands that victories may be hard, at least in the near term.

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Israel Passes Bill That Retroactively Legalizes Jewish Settlements

It is expected to trigger worldwide outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the measure. Senior Palestinian officials condemned the law , calling it legalized "land theft" and accusing the Knesset of breaking worldwide law . He added, "The law creates a de facto annexation contrary to all worldwide obligations of Israel". The Resolution reaffirmed that the Israeli settlements established on the Palestinian lands occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem , has no legal validity ...

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VK Sasikala to be next Tamil Nadu chief minister

AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala is all set to become the third woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after she was elected as the Leader of the Legislature Party by the MLAs today. Sasikala, a close confidante of Jayalalithaa for over three decades, has never taken centre stage previously though she was considered a power behind the scenes.

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Trump's United Nations ambassador criticizes Russian Federation over Ukraine

Negotiators from Ukraine and Russian Federation as well as the rebels agreed in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Wednesday to withdraw heavy weapons from the frontline by Sunday. "The sudden increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine has trapped thousands of civilians and destroyed vital infrastructure and the crisis is spreading, endangering many thousands more", Haley added .

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European Union leaders voice concern over Trump, see need to engage

Tactics planned include boosted Libyan coast guard intercepts of the often unseaworthy boats traffickers load migrants onto, the setting up of "safe" refugee camps in Libya, and " voluntary " repatriations for refugees persuaded to return to their countries of origin.

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Israeli settlements not 'impediment' for peace, just 'not helpful' - White House

Announcement of the new settlement accompanied plans to build thousands of new apartments in existing settlements and on the eastern side of Jerusalem. Just last week, Netanyahu tweeted his support for the US president after Trump ordered construction of a wall on the USA border with Mexico. The Trump administration has declared that Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory are not "an impediment to peace", breaking with longstanding U.S.

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British MPs to sit till midnight for Brexit bill

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was unable to contain a revolt on his frontbench as two shadow cabinet ministers quit so they could defy his orders and vote against the Bill. Britain will "definitely" withdraw from the European customs union when it leaves the EU in 2019, U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed on Thursday.

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UNSC asks Antonio Guterres to investigate Iran's fresh ballistic missile test

USA officials say Iran test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, the first known test since President Trump took office - which could provide an early assessment of how the new administration will interpret and enforce the terms of the global deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities.

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Philippine Anti-Drug Operations Halted Over Police Scandal

US -based Human Rights Watch has issued a statement saying unless Duterte "seeks meaningful accountability" for the bloody crackdown, his order to suspend the operations amounts to nothing more than a public relations stunt. "It is now allowed by the treaty", he said, and warned the U.S. that [if] "you do that and I will abrograte the treaty altogether". In a press conference , AI leaders urged the Senate to reopen its investigation of the extra-judicial killings amid President Duterte's ...

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Justin Trudeau Tweets Welcome for Refugees After Trump Issues Executive Order

But their pens are down, sources say, because they have nothing tangible to analyze from the Americans. He's forwarding them to the CEOs of Canadian companies, and said he's chatted with 14 of them about hiring workers hurt by the policy.

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Trump to meet British PM in 1st face-to-face with a foreign leader

Ms May is set to use her visit to tell Mr Trump that Britain and the USA can "lead together again". "But if you are seeing the new President for the first time, no matter how new he is in the job, no matter what he's said, there has got to be a little bit of diplomacy".

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Sheriff calls on president to end funding to sanctuary cities

People who are apprehended by law enforcement while crossing into the country without proper documentation are returned to their country of origin immediately in some cases. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the order directs the DHS secretary to "look at funding streams that are going to these cities of federal monies and figure out how we can defund those streams".

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Barack and Michelle Obama Detail Next Steps

The National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on January 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump , below, on January 20, 2017 . "Lock her up!" one man shouted, Others merely chanted for their new president. The reason you're the No. 1 stop is, it is exactly the opposite. The churlish might whine that if the president is going to bring everyone together in a vast swathe of unity as he's promised, showing support for these more touchy-feely issues (you know, the ...

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Gambia has a new president. But will the incumbent cede power?

The indication suggesting that Jammeh would step down for the internationally-recognized Barrow, came after failing three deadlines to leave. The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has bowed to pressure to step down and leave the country more than a month after he lost a democratic election.

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Shadows of Valentia Announced — Fire Emblem Echoes

A Fire Emblem focused Nintendo Direct presentation will take place on Wednesday. Victory is achieved when all the enemies on a map are defeated, just like in the main games. It's expected that Fire Emblem's devoutly enthusiastic fanbase will result in similar success. There are five randomly generated summoning stones where you use your orbs, and the colors of these stones represent the attributes of the heroes you can summon.

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Betsy DeVos Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing

At her confirmation hearing next week, senators from both parties must draw a sharp line between Betsy DeVos and our kids. And in typical Sanders-style, he was, ah, straightforward about his thinking behind the questions . Senators were also only allowed one round of questioning, despite copious protestation from Democrats. She is experienced in the field with children from all over the country.

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Ties with Netaji unbreakable, says Akhilesh after winning Samajwadi Party symbol battle

Both political parties were waiting for Election Commission orders. While Akhilesh Yadav's side was represented by former Union Telecom Minister and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, arguments on behalf of Mulayam Singh Yadav was made by former solicitor general Mohan Parasaran.