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Her husband Kym Illman told the BBC they found some paper in the bottle but had "no idea" what it was until they took it home and dried it in the oven. "Incredibly, there was an entry for June 12, 1886, made by the captain, recording a drift bottle having been thrown overboard". "The date and the coordinates correspond exactly with those on the bottle message".
  • Second World war aircraft carrier USS Lexington found off Queensland

    Second World war aircraft carrier USS Lexington found off Queensland

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    Pictures showed the wreck to be well preserved. The ship's name remains visible on several areas, and an intact fighter plane is still emblazoned with USA star emblems. These days he is well-known for his deep-sea explorations, which focus on finding sunken military ships with the help of his crew and research vessel Petrel.
  • Lanka govt. to impose emergency in Kandy district for 10 days

    Lanka govt. to impose emergency in Kandy district for 10 days

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    Sri Lanka government imposed a nation-wide curfew after days unrest between the religious communities, Buddhists, and Muslims. Muslims make up 10% of Sri Lanka's population and Buddhists around 75%. However, police said they arrested some of the suspects and took a three-wheeler into custody. Muslim homes, business and mosques were badly damaged in riots Monday triggered by the death of a Sinhalese man at the hands of a mob last week.
  • US steel, aluminum import tariffs likely to hurt economies, warns IMF

    US steel, aluminum import tariffs likely to hurt economies, warns IMF

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    On Friday, the president tweeted that " trade wars are good, and easy to win ". "The federal government must stand and fight, here and now, against this threat by the United States government and supporting stakeholders", he said . Canada has the largest share of steel imports to the USA at 16 percent, according to data from the Department of Commerce, followed by Brazil and South Korea, with steel imports from China down 5 percent in the most recent period.
  • Latest state wins show broadening appeal of BJP

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    With Congress president Rahul Gandhi out of country, the leaders preferred not to analyse or talk about the defeat. The INC has repeated its familiar debacle of Manipur by emerging as the party with the single largest majority yet unable to form the government.
  • Lenin's statue destroyed in Tripura after BJP's victory

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    Amid reports of clashes between workers of the BJP and Left in Tripura, the Saffron party workers and supporters allegedly brought a statue of Communist icon Lenin down in state's Belonia town on Monday afternoon. The BJP, whom the left is blaming for the incident maintained that the statue was brought down as it was of a "foreigner" and people had a lot of resentment against it.
  • Half a million still without power after storm in US Northeast

    Half a million still without power after storm in US Northeast

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    In New York, the East Coast's primary transportation hub, many travelers were left stranded, with more than 1,000 flights already canceled at Newark, LaGuardia and John F. A 6-year-old boy from Virginia died when a tree fell onto his home while he was sleeping. MacDonald is the first MA resident confirmed dead in the storm and the third in New England.
  • Nicole Kidman Crashed Sandra Bullock's Oscars 2018 Red Carpet Interview

    Nicole Kidman Crashed Sandra Bullock's Oscars 2018 Red Carpet Interview

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    Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical - their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them practical magic . "I love that movie", Kidman said. Think now is the time for that Practical Magic sequel! The actress was on her way to get to hair and makeup done when she spotted the bus pulling up next to them at what we can only assume were traffic lights.
  • In Italy's elections, the fascists did scarily well

    In Italy's elections, the fascists did scarily well

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    On Monday, Salvini said the centre-right would seek to govern, claiming leadership of the bloc that Silvio Berlusconi has steered since 1994. However, Salvini swiftly ruled out the prospect of forming a coalition with the M5S. Italian voters appear to have abandoned Mr Renzi's PD because of dissatisfaction over these issues, and its centre-left coalition is projected to come a distant third, with an estimated 107-127 seats.
  • China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1pc

    China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1pc

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    Sources previously told Reuters that China will maintain its growth target at "around 6.5 percent". "We can expect that China's defence budget will continue to be subordinated to, and coordinated with, China's economic performance". Cloud computing and big data will be used to make economic controls more targeted, the statement said, without giving more detail. The comments may have also been especially welcome considering Xi's step towards dictatorship remains a sensitive issue inside ...
  • Who is Russian double agent Sergei Skripal?

    Who is Russian double agent Sergei Skripal?

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    Sergei Skripal , 66, and a woman, 33, were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping centre in Salisbury , Wiltshire . British police did not release the names of those who were being treated but two sources close to the investigation told Reuters that the critically ill man was Skripal.
  • Protecting the Presidential Seal. No Joke

    Protecting the Presidential Seal. No Joke

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    President Trump's business, now officially run by his sons, has recently ordered markers with the eagle-emblazoned symbol to use at tee boxes where golfers take their first strokes, Pro Publica reported Monday. The difference in Trump's case is that a private company is using the seal, according to Richard Painter, vice chairman of the government accountability group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
  • Reynolds: Ending NAFTA could be 'devastating' for Iowa farmers, manufacturers

    Reynolds: Ending NAFTA could be 'devastating' for Iowa farmers, manufacturers

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    If the United States did impose tariffs, a response should be tailored to the sector in question to avoid complicating other issues, he added. Additionally, the Trump administration has accused foreign governments of misappropriating trade deals after finding China often peer pressures USA companies - notably tech giants like Apple and Google - to turn over valuable trade secret information in an effort to usurp market dominance.
  • Seven dead, streets flooded, cities paralyzed by massive East Coast storm

    Seven dead, streets flooded, cities paralyzed by massive East Coast storm

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    Almost half of all scheduled flights at New York City's LaGuardia Airport have been canceled today, the airport said . The storm knocked out Amtrak service between Washington D.C. In Ocean City, Del., high winds knocked a gaping hole in a seaside hotel, exposing the stairwell. Snow and rain will taper off as skies clear, but wind gusts of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) will persist through the day across the region, the National Weather Service said.
  • Early voting numbers up for both parties

    Early voting numbers up for both parties

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    Democrats more than made up for the Dallas GOP's fade by more than doubling their own turnout, from 34,815 early voters in 2014 to 69,844 early voters in 2018. GOP voting is up 16 percent from this point a year ago, and Democratic turnout has more than doubled. So far in 2018, that number is nearly 35 percent.
  • China Maintains 2018 GDP Growth Target

    China Maintains 2018 GDP Growth Target

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    China will raise its defense budget by 8.1 percent in 2018, according to a budget report to be submitted to the national legislature Monday, up from last year's 7 percent, according to Xinhua . But those years of double-digit growth have given China the world's second-largest defense budget after the United States, which has a proposed budget for next year of $716 billion - more than four times the Chinese outlay.
  • Protest vote is big winner in Italy's election

    Protest vote is big winner in Italy's election

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    Celebrating the strong showing of Italy's League party, she tweeted: "The spectacular advance and top showing of the League coalition led by our ally and friend Matteo Salvini is a new stage in the awakening of the people!" The 5-Star once rejected talk of any power sharing, but it has since modified its position and says it is willing to discuss common policies but not negotiate over cabinet posts .
  • Brexit: Brussels will have role in setting migration system, says Theresa May

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    After her high-profile speech on Friday , the Prime Minister telephoned Ms Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones to discuss her Brexit vision. "We have months, perhaps weeks to think, plan and act", he said. The Tánaiste said that such a scenario will be a "big priority" for the European Union negotiating team.
  • Trump management evicted from hotel following court verdict in Panama

    Trump management evicted from hotel following court verdict in Panama

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    But Orestes Fintiklis , the charismatic Greek Cypriot investor and majority owner who sued to remove the Trump name from the hotel, had something to say. The Trump Organization in court filings called the effort a "design to wrongfully seize control over the hotel property". Last year , the Trump Organisation had disputed the termination of its contract would be legally invalid, after Mr Fintiklis signed a February 2017 agreement not to challenge Trump's management contract.
  • Sen. Thad Cochran resigning in April

    Sen. Thad Cochran resigning in April

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    Cochran, 80, is chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which drafts bills allocating about one-third of all federal spending each year. Republicans are defending eight seats in the midterms; Cochran's resignation means a ninth Republican-held Senate seat will be open. Cochran is the tenth-longest serving senator in USA history.
  • Chinese military not a threat, NPC spokesman says

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    Zhang defended the steady increase in China's defence budget saying: "The country's national defence we believe it needs to develop in step with its economy and serve country's security and development interests". China will work toward meeting the highest worldwide standards, encourage workmanship, and ignite a revolution in the quality of Chinese-made goods, Li added.
  • 7 in 10 concerned about White House staff — CNN Poll

    7 in 10 concerned about White House staff — CNN Poll

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    If Trump is going to change his mind on tariffs and free trade, keep an eye on the Pennsylvania 18th District special election on March 13. Meanwhile, longtime communications guru Hope Hicks announced her departure on Wednesday after three years of near-constant proximity to Trump.
  • China's $175 billion defence budget three times higher than India's

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    The defense budget increase has roughly kept pace with China's national economic output in recent years. That would leave the People's Liberation Army's strength at around two million troops. The euro also got support from news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would form a new government, ending months of uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy , though Italy was on course for a hung parliament after a general election at the weekend.
  • Trump says US will impose steel and aluminum tariffs

    Trump says US will impose steel and aluminum tariffs

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    Kushner were out of the White House before they become public", the paper said. It becomes a lot more hard if you're going to be sitting at Thanksgiving dinner with that person. The White House has denied that either man will leave. Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has had such a bad patch recently, including losing his top-secret security clearance , that the president himself is joking about it.
  • Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya

    Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya

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    The film's protagonists- Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao have reunited for a insane film titled as 'Mental Hai Kya' . Sharing the poster on Twitter, he wrote, "Crazy is the new normal". With eyes wide open, a short-haired Kangana is pursing her lips for a duck face in the shot while Rajkummar Rao is the one who is flipping us the bird.
  • May tells Trump of Britain's 'deep concern'

    May tells Trump of Britain's 'deep concern'

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    These blanket tariffs are the most comprehensive of the recommendations by the U.S. Commerce Department, compared to the targeted levies and quotas against specific countries that were overruled by an instinctively protectionist President.
  • Yelm High School student arrested after making threat on Instagram account

    Yelm High School student arrested after making threat on Instagram account

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    Washington University joined the ranks of universities and colleges across the country assuring applicants that their offers of admission will not be rescinded if they are suspended by their high schools for peacefully protesting. Students will be expected to report back to class in a timely manner at the end of the event without disrupting learning environment. "It will be hard to think it won't be", he said.
  • Britain Prime Minister calls European Union to get on with Brexit vision talks

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    However, opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of presiding over "20 wasted months". They accuse Britain of wanting to cherry-pick benefits of European Union membership without any of the responsibilities. Mrs May offered to pay for access to these agencies, and much of the expertise the European Union relies upon is based in the UK. Britain and the bloc have promised there will be no customs posts or other impediments along the 310-mile (500 kilometer) border.
  • China Completes Military Staff Reduction by 300000 Soldiers

    China Completes Military Staff Reduction by 300000 Soldiers

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    The National Development and Reform Commission, the state planner, said in a separate report that outstanding total social financing (TSF) and M2 growth will grow at a similar pace this year as in 2017. That would leave the People's Liberation Army's strength at around 2 million troops. China's defense spending has increased following Xi's appointment as Commander-in-Chief of the Joint Operations Command in April 2016.
  • Weather Service Warns of Coastal Flooding, High Winds as Storm Approaches

    Weather Service Warns of Coastal Flooding, High Winds as Storm Approaches

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    The Northeast is bracing for a powerful storm that will kick off the volatile month of March, bringing damaging winds , moderate to major coastal flooding , rain and snowfall , CBS Boston reports . Blizzard conditions are possible in portions of eastern Pennsylvania. A flood watch is in effect from Friday morning through late Friday night for southern CT and southeast NY.
  • Alt-right supporter of Richard Spencer charged after pointing gun at protesters

    Alt-right supporter of Richard Spencer charged after pointing gun at protesters

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    Among those arrested were Gregory Conte, director of operations for Spencer's organization, the National Policy Institute, according to Evan McLaren, the group's executive director. A source says as many as 20 have been arrested, the vast majority of which were anti-fascist protesters. "These people are scum. This is our free speech being exercised", said David Sherman, 25, who drove to the campus from Indianapolis to protest Spencer's event.
  • Messi's 600th goal sees Barca beat Atletico to go eight points clear

    Messi's 600th goal sees Barca beat Atletico to go eight points clear

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    The 30-year-old is also the all-time leading goalscorer for Barcelona , a milestone Messi reached in 2015 after surpassing Paulino Alcantara - who scored 369 goals for the club between 1912 and 1927. That's an unbelievable achievement, he only failed to score in four league games that season. The visitors were the side that needed three points here at the Camp Nou to cut down Barcelona's lead to just two points.
  • IL day care workers charged with giving children melatonin

    IL day care workers charged with giving children melatonin

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    Management of the center, Kiddie Junction in Des Plaines, Ill ., alerted police after learning that a teacher had been giving the children gummies that contained the sleep-inducing chemical, Des Plaines police Cmdr. Parents commonly use melatonin to help their children sleep and it is generally considered safe, but it has not been well studied for routine use, according to a 2016 paper from the National Institutes of Health .
  • Pressure on charities rises following Oxfam scandal

    Pressure on charities rises following Oxfam scandal

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    Seven aid groups had reported incidents that had taken place over the last financial year, it said. Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) has asked 179 aid agencies to provide assurances regarding their operations, and confirmation that they have referred any concerns to the relevant authorities.
  • BJP's conquest of India's Northeast

    BJP's conquest of India's Northeast

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    The MLAs of the BJP and the IPFT will meet in Agartala on March 6 to elect their leader, Tripura BJP president Biplab Deb said on Sunday, even as the saffron party's ally demanded a respectable representation in the government. Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, "BJP conveniently ignores its defeats, be it in Bihar, Bengal or Punjab and makes such a big deal of its victory!".
  • Man 'strips naked on plane, watches porn and attacks air hostess'

    Man 'strips naked on plane, watches porn and attacks air hostess'

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    Malindo Air , the airline with which the incident occurred, confirmed via a representative on its Facebook page that it was aware a "disruptive passenger" had been on board the flight. At about 10,000 feet, the man took off all his clothes and started watching pornography on his laptop, according to the paper. While describing the freaky incident, witnesses said the man became violent when asked to wear clothes and attacked the head stewardess.
  • First BJP-IPFT govt likely to take oath on March 8

    First BJP-IPFT govt likely to take oath on March 8

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    The regional party is heavily inexperienced in parliamentary affairs and its members have had only a single term in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). The BJP wrested Tripura, the last Left bastion, and received invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
  • Brooklyn Hit and Run: Multiple Pedestrians Struck in New York City

    Brooklyn Hit and Run: Multiple Pedestrians Struck in New York City

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    Councilman Brad Lander, whose office is at the intersection, said the children were just 2 and 4 years old. The driver of the white Volvo told officers she has medical issues. The driver, a woman in her 30s who has not been named, told police that she has medical issues. Their pregnant mum who was pushing them in a buggy is also fighting for her life after the horror crash in Brooklyn, New York.