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Girl dies in British theme park accident

(CNN) An 11-year-old girl on a school trip died after she fell from a water ride at a UK theme park, local police have confirmed. The incident happened at the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor theme park, north of Birmingham, Staffordshire Police said. “It is with great sadness we …

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election. The bombshell announcement that sent shock and surprise ricocheting through …

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Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is a nightmare for the EU

(CNN) France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises. However, in the year following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and American voters sending Donald Trump to the White House, …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

(CNN) The French electorate gave the country’s political establishment a wake-up call Sunday as it voted for two outsider presidential candidates: one who has never held elected office and the other the leader of France’s far-right party. Fed up of the parties that have dominated French politics for decades, voters …

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Babies born to Muslims to exceed Christian births, study predicts

(CNN) Within the next 20 years, the number of babies born to Muslim parents is expected to surpass births to Christians — and all other religions — according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The study confirms previous research predicting that Muslims will be the fastest-growing religious …

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Norway to spend $315M on world’s first ship tunnel

(CNN) Norway has unveiled plans to build the world’s first ship tunnel by smashing through a solid rock peninsula. The mile-long, 118-feet-wide tunnel will pass through the narrowest part of the Stad peninsula in western Norway, allowing freight and passenger ships to bypass the stormy, exposed Stadhavet Sea and avoid …

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Trump launches military strike against Syria

(CNN) The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week. On President Donald Trump’s orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes …

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Iranians commemorate ancient festival of Nowruz

Monday, March 20th, marks the grand festival of Nowruz. On this day, Iranians usher in the Persian New Year at the exact moment of the vernal equinox which marks the start of spring. Being originally a festival of Persian origin, Nowruz is also celebrated by hundreds of millions of people …

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Iranians marking Sizdah Bedar by going outdoors

Iranian people are celebrating Sizdah Bedar, the traditional Persian festival of nature, by spending time outdoors with family and friends. The ancient Iranian festival was held on Sunday, which this year marks the 13th day of Farvardin the first month on the Persian calendar. The festivities include picnicking outdoors in …

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Titanic: Diving tours of wreck site to begin in 2018

(CNN) In 1912, a trip on board the Titanic was the ultimate in luxury travel. More than a century later, it still is. Deep-pocketed tourists will once again get the chance to glide along the Titanic’s deck when London-based travel company Blue Marble Private begins dives to the wreck site …

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