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Man 'with gun' blocks Hoover Dam bridge near Las Vegas

A man who was reportedly armed blocked traffic going both ways on the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, eventually getting arrested on the Arizona side, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, as well as Lake Mead, Boulder City and Las Vegas police all responded to the scene, according to local […]

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‘Shame’: MPs boo Tory politician as he blocks upskirting law in parliament

A conservative politician has blocked the proposed law to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence. The proposed law looked set to become a reality, and would have been punishable by up to two years in prison. A conservative politician has blocked the proposed law to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence. The proposed law looked set to […]

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Israel blocks Turkey from transporting wounded Palestinians from Gaza

Turkey’s attempts to evacuate Palestinians wounded in Gaza for medical treatment have been blocked by Israel, the government in Ankara said. Israel is blocking Turkey from “standing beside our oppressed brothers,” Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Recep Akdag, said, as cited by Anadolu Agency. Turkey asked to send a plane to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, […]

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Impunity ensured: US blocks UN call to probe Israeli crackdown on Palestinians

A damning UN Security Council draft statement on Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border was blocked by the US. Nearly 60 people were killed as the new US Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Monday was the bloodiest day in six weeks of protesting by Palestinians at Israel’s border wall, during which hundreds […]

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Feline good: Cats given own cellar space in apartment blocks in Russia

Cats in Russia can breathe a collective sigh of relief: the country’s Ministry of Construction said all apartment blocks will be required to leave space in the basement open for felines to come and go whenever they feel like. “During public discussions, we have decided to adjust the norm on prohibiting access to the basement […]

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Facebook blocks Jesus on Good Friday, apologizes for ‘error’

Is an image of a crucified Jesus ‘shocking’? Facebook seemed to think so, and blocked an advertisement by a Franciscan university in the US that featured the image. The social media giant has since apologized for the “error.” The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio published ten Facebook advertisements on Good Friday, ahead of Easter. […]

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UK blocks Russia's draft UN Security Council statement on Skripal poisoning case

The UK has blocked a UN Security Council statement drafted by Russia, which called for an “urgent and civilized” investigation into the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. “The Russia-proposed March 14 project of a short and fact-based UNSC press statement calling for an urgent and civilized investigation into a resonant chemical […]

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IMDb win: Judge blocks Hollywood age discrimination law

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a California law that would have prevented the website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors. The law violates free speech and does not address causes of age discrimination, he said. IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database, is an online database publishing information related to films, television […]

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