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11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving trip

11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving tripThe twin-engine King Air plane, with eleven people onboard, went down soon after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield and there were no survivors, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) said. “We are still gathering information as to the intent of the flight and what they were doing,” Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel Neves told a news conference. CNN said the plane was on a skydiving excursion and the Federal Aviation Administration would investigate the crash.



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High school graduates fall ill during trip to Dominican Republic

High school graduates fall ill during trip to Dominican RepublicA group of high school graduates are the latest to fall ill in the Dominican Republic.



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California governor says El Salvador trip a counter to Trump

California governor says El Salvador trip a counter to TrumpSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday his visit to El Salvador serves as a counter-narrative to what he called President Donald Trump's demoralizing and toxic rhetoric about Central American migrants.



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Netanyahu cuts short U.S. trip after rocket attack from Gaza

Netanyahu cuts short U.S. trip after rocket attack from GazaNetanyahu threatened a forceful response to the long-range strike amid accusations from opponents in a closely contested Israeli election, two weeks away, that he had been showing weakness in the face of security challenges from Gaza militants. Netanyahu, who arrived in Washington on Sunday for a four-day visit, said he would fly home right after meeting President Donald Trump at the White House, as planned, later on Monday. “This was a heinous attack on the State of Israel and we will respond strongly,” Netanyahu said in a video statement.



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For Manafort's sentencing, a trip to the pre-cellphone era

For Manafort's sentencing, a trip to the pre-cellphone eraReporters at the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse have two options: run to the pay phone on the second floor, or scramble outside and look for an iPhone stashed away earlier. On the afternoon of March 7, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was wheeled into a ninth-floor courtroom to learn his fate. Crippled by gout and wearing a green prison uniform, Manafort faced up to 24 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of hiding millions of dollars from tax authorities and lying to banks about his financial status.



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Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad trip

Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad tripThe first Iranian presidential visit to Iraq since 2013 is also meant to signal to President Donald Trump’s administration that Tehran retains its influence in much of the region despite U.S. sanctions. “Iran and Iraq are neighbors and no country can interfere in their relations,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said after arriving in Baghdad to prepare for the visit. Rouhani’s three-day trip starting on Monday includes meetings with Iraq’s president and prime minister, tours of Shi’ite Muslim holy sites and a meeting with top Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian state media reported.



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Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to Iowa

Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to IowaSecretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to say if he believes that Kim Jong Un did not know about Otto Warmbier's mistreatment.



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North Koreans endure sleepless nights and give up alcohol during Kim's trip to Hanoi

North Koreans endure sleepless nights and give up alcohol during Kim's trip to HanoiNorth Koreans are pining for their leader and enduring sleepless nights during his week-long trip to Vietnam, if the reclusive country’s state-controlled media is to be believed.  Pictures from Hanoi showing Kim’s red-carpet treatment and excited crowds lining the streets of the Vietnamese capital to wave North Korean flags at his passing convoy are playing out well in a state that already portrays its leader and his ancestors as a living deities.  North Korea’s flagship state newspaper Rodong Sinmun devoted its front and second pages on Wednesday to pictures of Kim surrounded by welcoming throngs, acting statesman-like with his chief aides, and greeting cheering children of North Korean embassy staff.  Meanwhile, in Pyongyang, gushing televised vox-pops with city residents have conveniently revealed a longing for their “great leader” to return and a renewed desire to serve him.  “We can’t survive even for a moment without our respected Marshal,” said Kim Song Suk, a public service worker on a crowded tram. “We miss him so much since we heard the news of him travelling to the far-off foreign country.” Pak Sol Hyui, a young woman at the Wonsan shoe-making factory, said she dreamed of the “bright image of the respected Marshal” while laboring at her sewing machine.  “How can I make the respected Marshal happier when he returns? This is the thought that filled my head all day,” she said.  Kim Jong-un's diplomatic skills have been praised by state media Credit: Leah Mills/Reuters According to NK News, some citizens have decided to give up alcohol for the duration of Kim’s trip, in order to demonstrate their loyalty.  Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un’s long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with Donald Trump, the US president is causing sleepless nights back home.  “Three days, three nights have passed since the news of the Dear Marshal’s overseas visit,” a commentary in the Rodong said on Wednesday.  “Sleepless thinking of the Dear Marshal since Sunday” was leading to increased production from workers in the eastern town of Samjiyon and other construction “battlefields”, it added.  Samjiyon is at the foot of Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling dynasty claims its roots. Kim is building a massive tourism centre there, one of his largest construction initiatives as he seeks to make his sanctions-hit economy more self-reliant. Kim and Mr Trump are meeting on Wednesday and Thursday to attempt to break a stalemate over the future of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.  Since news broke on Sunday of his trip – an epic 2,500-mile journey across China in a luxury train – state media has dedicated much of its coverage to Kim’s “historic overseas trip” and his “extraordinary political and excellent diplomatic skills.” Sycophantic media reports lauding Kim’s great exploits is nothing new in a country gripped by his cult of personality.   However, this week’s coverage has been unusually extensive and current. During the first summit between Kim and Mr Trump in Singapore last June, North Korea’s state media maintained a blackout on the meeting until he arrived in the city-state.  State news agency KCNA confirmed on Wednesday that Kim will remain in Vietnam after the summit for a March 1-2 goodwill visit, making his trip at least a week, the longest known trip since he came to power in 2011.



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North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report

North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: reportThe reports of Kim’s departure from North Korea came after Vietnam announced that Kim would make an official visit in “coming days”, as the Southeast Asian country prepares to host the summit with Trump on Wednesday and Thursday. Trump and Kim will meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June – the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader – at which they pledged to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The Trump administration has pressed North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, which threatens the United States, before it can expect any concessions.



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North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report

North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: reportThe reports of Kim’s departure from North Korea came after Vietnam announced that Kim would make an official visit in “coming days”, as the Southeast Asian country prepares to host the summit with Trump on Wednesday and Thursday. Trump and Kim will meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June – the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader – at which they pledged to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The Trump administration has pressed North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, which threatens the United States, before it can expect any concessions.



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