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Steinmeier elected Germany's new president

Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected Germany's president. The current post-holder, President Joachim Gauck, decided against bidding for a second five-year term due to his age - 77. That could create tensions with the United States as he has been an outspoken critic of new President Donald Trump, at one point referring to him as a "preacher of hate".

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Hundreds of volunteers form human chain to prevent whales from beaching

Their efforts were successful, but volunteers were forced to leave 50 surviving alone overnight on Saturday. Earlier, volunteers also managed to refloat around 100 of the more than 400 pilot whales which had beached on Thursday. It occurred along a remote five-kilometre stretch of coastline in Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island. "By taking biopsy samples and doing analyses, we're potentially able to isolate the reason for this", DOC spokesman Herb Christophers told Radio NZ .

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Supreme Court nominee calls President Trump's tweets 'disheartening'

Gorsuch himself weighed in on Trump's rhetoric. "He did not use the word abhorrent but used the word disheartening and demoralizing ", Ron Bonjean, a Trump transition team spokesman, told the Daily News in an email. As of Wednesday afternoon 641 refugees from 13 countries, including five whose citizens were barred from the U.S. under the travel ban, had arrived since a federal judge in Washington ruled against the government.

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Peru offers reward for info to capture ex-president

The Peruvian government has offered a $30,000 (approximately Rs 2 lakh) reward for the capture of former President Alejandro Toledo, who is an accused in a corruption case, AP reported . According to prosecutor Hamilton Castro, Odebrecht and Toledo agreed to a payment of Dollars $20 million directly to the president if he was granted the company the contract for the Southern Interoceanic Highway, which runs through Peruvian territory from the Pacific Ocean to the Brazilian border.

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Hillary Clinton weighs in on court's decision on Trump's executive order

It was led by federal judges William Canby Jr, Richard Clifton and Michelle T Friedland. "Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the executive order, the government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all".

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Bee Drones? In Real Life? It's More Likely Than You Think

Flowers looking to receive pollen from their male parts into another bloom's female parts often require an envoy to carry pollen. They have just moved one step closer, developing a sticky gel with which to to coat the drones so that they can pick up and deposit pollen between flowers.