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Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refugeRescuers in Mexico have partially freed a humpback whale that became entangled in an illegal fishing net inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Gulf of California
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with policeThe Haitian Ministry of Defense says a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters
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Drug Dealer Learns Big Lesson on Where Not to Hide Bitcoin CodesHe should've stuck to his praise-winning honey. An Irish former beekeeper-turned-drug dealer is ruing the day he came up with the bright idea to stash the codes to accounts harboring close to $60 million in bitcoin in the aluminum cap of a fishing rod case—which, per the Guardian , vanished...
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In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Berta Einhorn, 89, center, and other Holocaust survivors share a meal and conversation at Nachas Health and Family Network in Brooklyn borough of New York. Einhorn, who was born in Hungary, survived the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps.   (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
Women Holocaust survivors find joy in fighting povertyHolocaust survivors suffered unspeakable horrors at concentration camps
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 file photo party member Friedrich Merz addresses the delegates during a Christian Democratic Union party convention in Leipzig, Germany. Angela Merkel's designated successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, will quit her role as head of the Germany's strongest party and won't stand for the chancellorship following a debacle in a regional election. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
Chancellor Merkel's CDU party to elect new leader in AprilGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Armed police are seen at the site of a car crash during a carnival procession in Volkmarsen, Germany, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring dozens of people including children, officials said Monday. Prosecutors said the driver, a 29-year-old local man, was arrested at the scene of the incident in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin. (Swen Pfortner/dpa via AP)
German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30German police say a man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people watching a Carnival procession in a small central town, injuring around 30 including children
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People with protective mask walk in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Most of Japan's cases were from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where nearly one-fifth of its 3,711 passengers and crew became infected. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan govt panel experts say ship quarantine was not perfectJapanese health officials and experts on a government panel are acknowledging that the quarantine of the virus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess was not perfect, but are defending Japan's decision to release about 1,000 passengers after 14 days
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Dow Plummets on Coronavirus FearsIt's shaping up to be a brutal day on the stock market thanks to rising coronavirus fears . The Dow plunged more than 900 points in the opening minutes on Monday, before recovering a bit. At 9:40am, the index was down 778 points, or 2.6%. That follows similar drops...
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Canadian police move to clear indigenous protest in OntarioCanadian police have moved to clear an indigenous rail blockade in Ontario that has crippled freight and passenger rail traffic in most of eastern Canada for nearly three weeks
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Iran Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads to 4 More CountriesHealth officials worldwide say the continued spread of COVID-19 outside China is very worrying—but Iran has denied one of the most alarming figures. Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Amiriabadi Farahani, who represents Qom, said Monday that there had been at least 50 coronavirus deaths in the city and accused the country's...
Newser7 hours ago
US at Assange Hearing: He's a Criminal, Not a JournalistThe question of whether Julian Assange will have to face criminal charges in the US that could leave him imprisoned for life is now being debated in a British court. Opening arguments in Assange's extradition hearing in London have begun, with the US laying out its case, reports the Guardian...
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Croatia's European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman, left, speaks with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during a meeting of Foreign ministers from southeast European countries focused in European Union membership efforts in the Balkan region, in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Croatia's European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman told the Associated Press on the sidelines of the meeting that a priority of his country's presidency of the European Union was to improve screening mechanisms to separate legitimate asylum seekers from other migrants entering the 27-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
Greek island protesters vow to stop new migrant campsProtest groups on three eastern Greek islands have begun setting up blockades aimed at stopping the government from building new migrant detention centers
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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