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U.S. judge blocks second Trump travel ban
U.S. judge blocks second Trump travel ban

Federal Judge Derrick K. Watson of Hawaii ruled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's second travel ban, which was scheduled to begin on Thursday, may not go into effect on the grounds that it would cause "irreparable harm" to individuals from specific groups and that it could be subject to reasonable challenge on the basis of religious discrimination.

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'Carlos the Jackal' on trial for third life sentence
'Carlos the Jackal' on trial for third life sentence

Venezuela-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was back in a French court on Monday. The 67-year-old, better known as Carlos the Jackal from his notoriety as a political terrorist, now faces trial for an attack in 1974 on a Parisian shopping centre.

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UK chancellor raises national insurance payments for self employed in new budget
UK chancellor raises national insurance payments for self employed in new budget

UK chancellor Philip Hammond announced his 2017 budget, which included a £2 billion pledge to social care and a tax hike on the self-employed. It was accused of breaking Conservative Party manifesto promises.

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Malaysian police chief publicly confirms murdered man was Kim Jong Nam
Malaysian police chief publicly confirms murdered man was Kim Jong Nam

Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar spoke to reporters and confirmed the man murdered in Kuala Lumpur International Airport was indeed Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Scientists say excess cerebrospinal fluid may serve as early sign of autism
Scientists say excess cerebrospinal fluid may serve as early sign of autism

In a study that appeared in Biological Psychiatry, scientists from the Universities of California and North Carolina, with several other universities in the United States and Canada, report a strong correlation between abnormal distribution of cerebrospinal fluid in infants and later development of autistic symptoms.

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