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Los Angeles port officials logged a 10 percent increase in cargo volumes for the first quarter of this year compared to 2016. Overall cargo volumes rose 29 percent during March compared to the previous year, with exports up 20 percent from the same period and imports climbing 30 percent. Officials attribute the jump to a …

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A former Dutch MP and prominent critic of conservative Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali,is going to visit Australia to appear on TV on Monday. But she cancelled the tour after she received death threats from few days. “[She] hopes to be able to return to Australia in the not too distant future,” Think Inc said in …

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The Japanese government recently announced plans to populate a cluster of minute, rocky islands located almost equidistant between Okinawa and Taiwan — a move that has reignited a decades-long dispute with China over sovereignty of the tiny territories. According to Japanese officials, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans next month to legally designate …

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On Thursday taunted that US should respect its air defense identification Zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials strictly warned a US bomber to flying inside China’s self-declared zone in The East China Sea. China declared the zone in 2013. In this zone aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities. But both Japan and U.S …

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To give Amazon a clear cut competition, eBay launched a new facility for its shoppers, called “Guaranteed Delivery”. Company guaranteed 3- days shipping on 20 million products as well as free shipping on millions of items. The new program will roll out in the US starting this summer. Moreover, the company is also revitalized its …

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A group of Canadian church volunteers hoping to carry out relief work in New Jersey said they were denied entry to the US over fears that they would be “stealing” American jobs. The Rehoboth United Reformed church, based in Hamilton, Ontario, had spent months organising its March break trip. The plan was to spend the week helping …

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Two decades ago, Ramanathan and Collins introduced a model that provides the information that how formation of cloud over Pacific waters sets an upper limit on how hot the tropics can get. The model is known as thermostat hypothesis. The model, which was first proposed in 1991, has had a warm welcome among skeptics of …

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Catholic Church of Australia paid compensation of A$276m (£171m; $213m) to victims of sexual abuse since 1980, an inquiry has heard. According to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse told that the money would be divided among thousands of victims. The compensation was made after the inquiry report claims that 3,066 …

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The former prime minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, said he was detained at a US airport earlier this week because he had visited Iran in 2014. Mr Bondevik, who said he was travelling on his diplomatic passport, was held for about an hour. He said his passport also indicates he is a former prime …

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A bicycle race in Southern California last weekend held a death-defying finish for one competitor after a chain-reaction crash sent his bike pinwheeling off a concrete bridge and left him dangling perilously over the edge. Mike Allec was one of a group of racers sprinting through Saturday’s Santa Barbara County Road Race — an 85-mile, six-lap, uphill climb in …

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