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Engineers recover 4cm from the Tower of Pisa's lean over two decades

Engineers recover 4cm from the Tower of Pisa's lean over two decades

Experts say years of remedial engineering works have taken 200 years off the age of the tower, making it more stable than it has ever been. According to reports, the 186-feet tower has straightened by 4 centimetre or 1.5 inch. In January 1990, the tower was closed to visitors - around 800,000 a year - when officials became concerned about its long-term stability. An worldwide committee led by Prof Michele Jamiolkowski, a Polish expert, worked to stabilise it between 1993 and 2001. Consulte Mais Informação

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Family Forgives Tribal Members Who Allegedly Killed American 'Missionary'

Family Forgives Tribal Members Who Allegedly Killed American 'Missionary'

Most of what is known about the Sentinelese has been gathered by viewing them from boats moored at a safe distance from the shore. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. On his last visit to the island , Mr Chau had taken a boat with local fishermen towards the remote North Sentinel island . He said he told the tribe after arriving: "My name is John". Consulte Mais Informação

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Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

An exchange of fire resulted "killing two of our constables and critically wounding another", senior local police official Javaid Alam Odho told AFP. Heavy contingent of police and Rangers have been deployed to the area. Nonetheless, the eyewitnesses previously said that the assailants reached the rooftop of the Consulate and launched attacks from there. The area is considered a red zone and is heavily guarded. Consulte Mais Informação

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Brexit: Varadkar says DUP not interested in 'best Brexit deal'

Brexit: Varadkar says DUP not interested in 'best Brexit deal'

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, who resigned last week from the ministry, said the "regrettable, inescapable reality" was the deal gave even more powers to the European Union than May had previously allowed. May said Thursday that she has spoken with Sanchez and that she is "confident" there will be a resolution on Sunday "that delivers for the whole United Kingdom family, including Gibraltar". Consulte Mais Informação

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Renae Lawrence: 'Bali Nine' drug smuggler released from jail

Renae Lawrence: 'Bali Nine' drug smuggler released from jail

He said the immigration department would process Lawrence and she would be driven to the immigration detention centre at the airport before departing for Australia. The others remain in jail: Martin Stephens, 42; Michael Czugaj, 32; Scott Rush, 33; Matthew Norman, 32; and Si Yi Chen, 33. The group's two ringleaders, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were executed by a firing squad in 2015, sparking worldwide condemnation. Consulte Mais Informação

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UK, EU agree on post-Brexit relationship

UK, EU agree on post-Brexit relationship

Labour's Chukka Umunna, a leading Remainer, was also critical, saying the text amounted to a "blindfold Brexit ", that promised nothing but "years of uncertainty". "We also know how hard the debate in Britain is", Merkel said Wednesday. The British currency, which has been volatile since the 2016 Brexit vote, jumped 1.1 percent to $1.2915 on the news. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump’s rails against court, migrants in call to troops

Taking aim at the Ninth Circuit Court specifically, which was the court where his rules on asylum were struck down, Trump disagreed with Roberts' assertions. "The 9th Circuit, we are going to have to look at that", Trump told reporters. President Trump on Thursday continued his attack on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, calling the court in California a "total disaster" with a "horrible reputation". Consulte Mais Informação

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MI5 'missed opportunities to stop Manchester bomber'

MI5 'missed opportunities to stop Manchester bomber'

The failings included the fact that he was on MI5's radar since 2014 but was never referred to the Prevent programme which tackles violent extremism. "This litany of errors will require will require a separate comprehensive review, to which the Home Office must be directly answerable". "We note that both MI5 and counter-terrorism policing have been thorough in their desire to learn from past mistakes", it said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Russian military intelligence chief Igor Korobov dies aged 62

Colonel General Igor Korobov, 62, had served as chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly known by the Russian acronym GRU , for almost three years. Russian Federation denies all those allegations. Washington has said the GRU was directly involved in interfering in the 2016 USA election through "cyber-enabled activities" and the Treasury Department included Korobov on a sanctions list. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump renews threat to close United States border with Mexico

Trump renews threat to close United States border with Mexico

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Wanting to be reunited with your family is not a basis for asylum under US law. "When they lose control of the border on the Mexico side, we just close the border", Trump said, further explaining that means Mexico will "not be able to sell their cars into the United States". Consulte Mais Informação

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Brexit deal works for all UK, Theresa May tells Scottish leader

Brexit deal works for all UK, Theresa May tells Scottish leader

In a statement released on Wednesday, Colum Eastwood said that Corbyn's continued opposition to the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on the grounds that it could result in a border down the Irish Sea was both "wrong" and "disingenuous". Mr Reed, the MP for Croydon North, told the Standard : 'MPs will not just sit there, counting down the clock until the country faces catastrophe next March. Consulte Mais Informação

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Facebook Admits to Working With PR Group to Investigate Soros

Facebook Admits to Working With PR Group to Investigate Soros

The admission could embolden Facebook's critics, who have been saying the social network mismanaged its response to a series of crises it has faced over the previous year involving Russian meddling and data privacy. In a letter to Sanders following the Times report, Soros' Open Society Foundations (OSF) President Patrick Gaspard slammed the conflation and characterised Facebook's conduct as a threat to "the very values underpinning our democracy". Consulte Mais Informação

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Man killed on remote island was big outdoorsman

Man killed on remote island was big outdoorsman

Survival International's director, Stephen Corry, said: "The Great Andamanese tribes of India's Andaman Islands were decimated by disease when the British colonised the islands in the 1800s". It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2015 and 2016. Police surveyed the island by air on Tuesday, and a team of police and forest department officials used a coast guard boat to travel there Wednesday and another trip was planned Thursday. Consulte Mais Informação

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South Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

South Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

The widely expected decision effectively kills a controversial 2015 agreement to settle a decades-long impasse over the sexual slavery issue and threatens to aggravate a bitter, historic diplomatic feud between the nations. Despite both being democracies, market economies and U.S. allies which have to contend with the twin threats of an overbearing China and nuclear-armed North Korea , ties between Seoul and Tokyo are heavily colored by disputes over history and territory. Consulte Mais Informação

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