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The World News Headlines on March 24th, 2017

 March 24th, 2017: Today's News Headlines 
•  London Attacker’s Identity Revealed 
•  Pope Laughs as 3-Year-Old Steals Cap
•  Aviation World Adapts to US Electronic Device Ban 
•  Former Russian MP Shot Dead in Kiev
•  “Cuddlers” Take Care of Premature Babies at Idaho Hospital

 

On This Day
In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground off the coast of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Until the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which occurred in 2010, it was the largest oil spill in US history. It's still considered to be one of the worst environmental disasters in world history, because wildlife in the area was severely effected. The US Oil Pollution Act of 1990 was passed following the spill.
 

Westminster Attacker’s Identity Revealed
52-year-old Khalid Masood was born in Kent in southern England. The Islamic State has praised the attacker’s act, whereas people that knew him have said he was just a “normal family man”.

Pope Laughs as Three-Year-Old Steals Skull Cap
Cheeky American toddler Estella Westrick, from Georgia, swiped the Pontiff’s cap as he greeted crowds in St Peter’s Square following his weekly audience with pilgrims.

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Aviation World Adapts to US Electronic Device Ban
The ripple effect of President Trump’s ban on in-flight electronic devices has led to the UK implementing a similar ban. Airlines are figuring out ways to make life easier for their passengers.

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Former Russian MP Shot Dead in Kiev
Denis Voronenkov was highly and openly critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian government has dismissed allegations that it had anything to do with the shooting as “absurd”.

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“Cuddlers” Take Care of Premature Babies at Idaho Hospital
The voluntary initiative is proving hugely popular, with many women signing up to give their love and support to the most fragile of infants when their parents cannot or are not allowed to be with them.

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