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American man dies during underwater marriage proposal in Tanzania


Posted: Sat-Oct-2019



An American man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater at an island resort off the coast of Tanzania.

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U.K. legislators to vote on whether to delay Brexit decision
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get the U.K. Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt Saturday, as legislators were first given a vote on whether — yet again — to delay their final decision on Brexit.

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Chile's president declares emergency as capital rocked by riots
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Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

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Millions march in Iraq in annual Arbaeen Shia pilgrimage
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Millions of pilgrims are making their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the annual Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

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War monitors report fighting in Syria after Turkish-U.S. ceasefire deal
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Two war monitor groups reported fighting in Syrian villages Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied any ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria.

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Mexico president defends release of El Chapo's son in shootout with cartel
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Mexican authorities captured then liberated Ovidio Guzmán López, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, after the cartel sent gunmen into the streets of state capital Culiacán to confront government forces and sow mayhem.

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How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts
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Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

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Trump nominates deputy energy secretary to replace department head
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience.

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What the temporary ceasefire deal in northern Syria means for key players in the conflict
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Despite a temporary ceasefire deal announced Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey, war monitor groups say the fighting continues. Turkey's president, however, denies there are ongoing clashes. What happens in the coming days is an open question. Here's a look at what the deal means for some of the key players in the conflict.

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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows
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Tens of thousands of angry protesters blocked roads, burned tires and marched across Lebanon on Friday for a second day, demanding the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of breakdown.

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Deep-sea explorers find lost Japanese ship that sank during WW II
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A crew of researchers scanning the sea floor of the Pacific has found the final resting place of a Japanese warship lost during the historic World War II Battle of Midway.

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At least 62 killed, more than 100 injured in Afghanistan mosque bombing
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Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.

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World's 1st Ebola vaccine gets green light from EU regulator
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World Health Organization calls European recommendation for an Ebola vaccine originally developed in Canada a major milestone.

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Chilean officials shut down the metro system in Santiago on Friday after demonstrators protesting recent fare hikes took to the streets and attacked subway stops, leaving widespread damage across the capital city of nearly six million people.

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IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars
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The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

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Honduran president's brother convicted of drug trafficking in U.S. trial
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Honduran politician Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernández was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his brother, the Central American nation's current president.

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NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk
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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday, when they stepped outside the International Space Station for the first all-women spacewalk.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder in U.S. as a precaution
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Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder in the U.S. as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.

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Martin Luther King's daughter bristles at Zuckerberg's use of civil rights icon in speech
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Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday, after the head of Facebook said social media should not fact-check political advertisements.

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Hundreds of thousands converge on Barcelona on 5th day of Catalan protests
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of nine separatist leaders over a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

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Militant forces set off an explosion that collapsed the eastern Afghanistan mosque's roof. ... read more


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North Macedonia calls snap election after EU talks setback
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US Airbus row: European goods hit by new US tariffs
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