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Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

There were reports of some power outages in the Solomon Islands, although there were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries from the quake. A preliminary-magnitude 6.9 aftershock struck near the Solomon Islands early Saturday morning, the day after a 7.7 natural disaster hit the same area, the U.S.


QuickQuotes: Viola Desmond on the new $10

QuickQuotes: Viola Desmond on the new $10

A Canadian civil rights activist who was jailed and convicted for challenging racial segregation in the 1940s has been chosen to be the country's first woman to appear on a banknote. Instead, she sat in the whites-only section on the main floor, before being arrested and charged. Desmond died in 1965 and in 2010 she was a posthumously pardoned.



Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police

Six police officers were killed and several were injured after an IED detonated at a security check point in Cairo , Egypt. A shadowy group called Hasm, or "Decisiveness", which the government suspects is linked to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, claimed responsibility for the attack.



Labour pushed into fourth place in Sleaford by-election

The nightmare for Labour was put into sharp perspective when former Conservative finance minister George Osborne said: "The disintegration of the Labour Party is not good for democracy ". Vernon Coaker, the former shadow cabinet minister and MP for Gedling, who helped run Labour's campaign in Sleaford and North Hykeham, said the party's message on the European Union was not getting through to voters yet.



Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

As reported by Forbes , similar bills have failed, as they rightly should. Although Kasich opposes abortion, he has previously expressed concern that the law would be ruled unconstitutional by federal courts. The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit local municipalities from setting minimum wages higher than the state level. Politicians have no right to dictate OH women's personal medical decisions.



Lionel Messi's Barcelona Invite Chapecoense to Play at Camp Nou

There were only six survivors including three players, two Bolivian crew members and one Brazilian journalist. The other surviving players are goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, who has had a leg amputated, and defender Helio Neto, who was being treated in intensive care after suffering severe injuries, including to his head and lungs.