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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

March 18,2014: News Updates

Hi Everyone!  Sorry for the delays in posting the latest updates.  Due to internet issues, TN will be going out only a few times a week instead of daily.  I will not be posting a full update today as I am still way behind, BUT.... to wet your whistle:

Venice votes in referendum on splitting from Rome

 16 March 2014 Last updated at 16:30 GMT

Voting has begun in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to break away from Italy.
Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding.
The poll was organised by local activists and parties, who want a future state called Republic of Veneto.
This would be reminiscent of the sovereign Venetian republic that existed for more than 1,000 years.

Banker, 28, kills himself in TWELFTH finance suicide this year

    Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death on March 12
    He worked at Levy Capital Partners and had previously trained as an analyst at JPMorgan and Paragon Capital Partners

US Freezes Diplomatic, Consular Relations With Syria; Orders Non-US Personnel to Leave Country

WASHINGTON March 18, 2014 (AP)
Associated Press
US freezes diplomatic, consular relations with Syria; Orders non-US personnel to leave country.

 18 March 2014 Last updated at 16:19 GMT

Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash near Space Needle

In this image made from video provided by KOMO-TV, smoke rises from the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle 18 March 2014 Broadcaster KOMO said the helicopter was trying to take off from its roof when it crashed
Two people were killed when a news helicopter crashed in central Seattle at the foot of the
landmark Space Needle, fire officials have said.