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NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50, authorities to begin releasing bodies CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON - The bodies of some of the victims in New Zealand's mosque shootings will be released on Sunday to loved ones for burial, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, as the death toll rose to 50 when police found another body.
INDIA-KASHMIR-CRISIS-INSIGHT/ India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other: sources
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said. U.S.
USA-WEATHER/ Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm
Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. NEW-YORK-CRIME-MAFIA/
Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali in New York City, authorities said on Saturday.
Amazon's second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote WASHINGTON - Amazon.com Inc’s planned second headquarters in northern Virginia cleared a key test on Saturday when local officials approved a proposed financial package worth an estimated $51 million amid a small but vocal opposition.
USA-GENERAL-MOTORS-TRUMP/ Trump urges General Motors to reopen Ohio plant in tweet
USA-ELECTION-BOOKER-ACTRESS/ A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker
LOS ANGELES - Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include “Rent” and “Men in Black II,” has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him “a wonderful human being” who she loves and admires. MUSIC-CHILIPEPPERS-PYRAMIDS/
Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt's pyramids CAIRO - Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a livestream link.
Nadal pulls out with injury before Federer semi-final Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer.
GOLF-PLAYERS/ Rahm shoots 64 to lead McIlroy, Fleetwood at Players
Jon Rahm stormed out of the pack with an eight-under-par 64 at the Players Championship on Saturday, taking a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood to set up the prospect of a compelling final-round battle between European heavyweights. UPCOMING
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O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary? As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him.
17 Mar BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
CANADA-BUDGET/ Stimulus budget in cards as Canada's Liberals look to eclipse crisis
With a federal election looming and a political crisis over government intervention in a corporate fraud trial still dominating headlines, Canada's ruling Liberals are expected to table a goody-filled budget later this week in bid to get back on course with voters. 17 Mar