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The World News Headlines on April 17th, 2017

 The News Today on Monday 17th April 2017
• Turkey’s President Tightens Grip
• Cool Jeweler Locks Thief in Vault
• First Female Boston Marathon Runner Returns
• US Loses Patience with North Korea
• Chaplin Lookalikes Set World Record

 

Quote of the Day
What is better than wisdom?  Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Picture of the Day
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photo of the day, tree, moon, sun

It took photographer Bess Hamiti 16 cameras and 62 days to achieve this shot.

 

On this day in 1397 Geoffrey Chaucer told the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of King Richard II, 10 years after the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury is said to have begun. In 1790, the American statesman Benjamin Franklin (born 1706) died. In 1961 1,400 Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs to oust leader Fidel Castro.

 


Turkey’s Leader Erdogan Granted Vast New Powers
Sunday’s Turkish referendum result has given president Erodogan the green light to overhaul the nation’s political system.

Quick-Thinking Jeweler Locks Thief in His Vault
A hapless would-be 46 year-old jewel thief got her comeuppance this weekend as she attempted to steal millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry.
 
First Female Boston Marathon Runner Competes Again (50 Years On) 
During Monday’s showpiece race of around 32,000 runners, as many as 16,000 women are expected to compete, including the first ever female Boston marathon runner.
Pence Declares US Has Lost Patience with North Korea
The American vice president has announced that the ‘era of strategic patience’ relating to North Korean relations is over.
Charlie Chaplin Lookalikes in Switzerland Set World Record
Hundreds of baggy trousered and mustachioed Chaplins descended in their hundreds to celebrate their favorite silent film hero.

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