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    Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

    WASHINGTON: A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for “Dreamers” flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the US as a child, was released Friday from a detention center in Conroe, Texas, according to a statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Originally from Peru and married to an American citizen, she raised concerns with Mesa Airlines about her immigration status after being assigned to an international flight, attorney Belinda Arroyo said. The airline assured her she would be fine, but she was

  • Emirates24|7

    Nick Jonas: Married life is amazing

    Nick Jonas says married life has been "amazing" so far, as he says it is an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". The 26-year-old singer tied the knot with 'Quantico' actress Priyanka Chopra late last year, and has said he's loving being a husband so far, as he says it's an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". Speaking about how he and Priyanka support each other emotionally, the Jonas Brothers star said: "Well, I think that we both obviously look out for each other in every way that we can. Nick recently announced he is reuniting with his older brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas to revive their band the Jonas Brothers, and says he's "anxious" but "excited" to get back out on the road, especially now that all three of them are adults with their own families and partners.

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    Catholic priest stabbed live on TV at Canada's biggest church

    MONTREAL: A Canadian Catholic priest was stabbed in front of dozens of stunned worshippers as he was celebrating mass Friday morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. Montreal police said a 911 call was placed at around 8:40 a.m. local time. When officers arrived at the landmark church, a male suspect was already detained by security guards. Philip Barrett, who was sitting near the front of the church, said he saw a tall man, who appeared to be a Caucasian in his 30s, rise from a pew and quickly walk to attack Rev. Claude Grou, the Oratory's rector. “He walked over behind the altar and he seemed to strike the priest's body,” Barrett said. “I think the priest fell down at that time. I do remember

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    NASA publishes images of the meteor no one saw

    NASA on Friday published satellite photos of a powerful meteor which appeared just above the Bering Sea on December 18 but went unnoticed until months later.   The explosion unleashed around 173 kilotons of energy, more than 10 times that of the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima in World War II.   Images captured minutes after the fireball disintegrated in the atmosphere show the shadow of the meteor's trail cast on top of clouds, elongated by the sun's low position.   The super-heated air turns the clouds to an orange tint in the meteor's wake.   The photographs were taken by two NASA instruments on board the Terra satellite.   A still image was taken at 2350 GMT, while five of the of nine cameras

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    Pacquiao polls Twitter on who to fight next

    MANILA: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took to social media to poll millions of fans on who they think should be his next opponent, having brushed off calls to hang up his gloves after turning 40. “Who should I fight next?” the world's only eight-division champion asked in a Twitter survey that drew 27,380 votes after five hours and listed Floyd Mayweather, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter as the choices. The poll, also linked to Pacquiao's Facebook wall, has 18 more hours to run. It did not indicate how the voting had gone so far. Pacquiao, who has 2.51 million followers on Twitter and 11.76 million on Facebook, is known to have been angling for a rematch with Mayweather,

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    House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones - or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister - until his striking resemblance to the dwarf anti-hero got heads turning at home. The 25-year-old so resembles actor Peter Dinklage - who has played the witty and wily nobleman since the hit series' first season in 2010 - that he gets regularly stopped by strangers desperate for a picture. Not only are Khan and Dinklage's faces strikingly similar, they are also the same height at around 135 cms (4 ft 5in). The television series has won 47 Emmys - more than any other fictional show in history - along with a Golden Globe for Dinklage, 49, for best supporting actor in 2012.

  • Serena Williams pulls out of Miami Open, Naomi Osaka knocked out, Petra Kvitova wins

    Eight-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open because of a knee injury. American Williams reached round three on Friday with victory over Sweden's Rebecca Peterson, only the seventh match she has completed in 2019. The 23-time Grand Slam winner was set to face Wang Qiang in the last 32 but the Chinese 27-year-old now gets a bye. World number one Naomi Osaka suffered a shock three-set defeat by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in their third-round tie. Williams said she was "disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury". The 37-year-old has now withdrawn from two consecutive WTA events, following her retirement from last week's tournament in Indian Wells