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New Caledonia, Vanuatu order evacuations after powerful quake, but suffer little impact

New Caledonia, Vanuatu order evacuations after powerful quake, but suffer little impactNew Caledonia and Vanuatu ordered coastal evacuations on Wednesday after a powerful undersea earthquake triggered tsunami warnings in the South Pacific, but appeared to have suffered little damage. The quake tmsnrt.rs/2QdrtkL of magnitude 7.6, which struck east of New Caledonia, was just 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. “The good news is, we have had no injuries or damage,” said Oliver Ciry, a spokesman for New Caledonia’s directorate for civil protection and risk management, adding that abnormal movements of the sea off the east coast and around the Loyalty Islands had been spotted earlier.



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Trump overestimated impact of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the midterms, exit polls show

Trump overestimated impact of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the midterms, exit polls showIn most polling, the percentage of voters who listed health care as their most important issue was twice that of those who said immigration was their greatest concern.



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Ahead Of Bill Cosby Sentencing, Andrea Constand And Family Read Impact Statements

Ahead Of Bill Cosby Sentencing, Andrea Constand And Family Read Impact StatementsNORRISTOWN, Pa. ― The first day of Bill Cosby's two-day sentencing hearing for



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Factbox: U.S. tech firms bemoan impact of Trump trade tariffs

Factbox: U.S. tech firms bemoan impact of Trump trade tariffsThe following are comments made by U.S. tech companies since Trump’s announcement. ** Apple Inc said a “wide range” of its products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone. Apple said its MacMini, a low-priced computer that comes without a keyboard or mouse, would be affected.



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'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring Eulogy

'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring EulogySen. John McCain will be honored with a memorial in Arizona on Thursday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will pay tribute.



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Iranian families share stories on ‘devastating’ impact of US sanctions

Iranian families share stories on ‘devastating’ impact of US sanctionsMeisam’s family, with the help of her grandmother’s oncologist, are searching for new suppliers who may be able to import the medicines, but as US sanctions start to bite, they don’t know what will be possible. In the past few weeks, international companies have begun to pull out of Iran after threats from US President Donald Trump that businesses must choose between trade with Tehran or trade with the US. The first round of “snapback” US sanctions came into effect at the beginning of August after Mr Trump followed through on a campaign trail promise to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.



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Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impactLeading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalise abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue. The black-and-white video features an ensemble of screen stars voicing their opposition to laws making abortion illegal in Ireland unless there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother. “In Ireland today”, begins “Game of Thrones” actor Liam Cunningham, “if the woman sitting next to you is pregnant” continues local TV star Peter McDonald, “she does not have full rights over her own body” adds Owen McDonnell, famous for playing a fictional police sergeant on Irish TV.



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Barbara Bush remembered for values and impact at funeral service

Barbara Bush remembered for values and impact at funeral serviceFour former presidents attended the service for Barbara Bush, as her granddaughters paid tribute to her with prayer and her son Jeb Bush delivered an emotional eulogy.



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Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: Report

Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: ReportAn airline passenger who was killed Tuesday when an engine explosion caused a



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Will New Census Question Impact the Partisan Makeup of Congress?

Will New Census Question Impact the Partisan Makeup of Congress?The Trump Administration’s proposal that adds a citizenship question to the 2020 Census has Democrats worried about how it will affect their voting demographics.



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