Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 14

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WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to another 43 months behind bars on conspiracy charges.

"It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the amount of money involved, a significant portion of his career has been spent gaming the system," Judge Amy Jackson of the Federal District Court in Washington said of the case. (US-Paul Manafort-Conspiracy Charges)

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LAGOS -- At least nine people have been killed and many others still trapped after a building which housed a school and some apartments collapsed on Wednesday in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos.

A local rescue official told Xinhua that at least nine bodies have been discovered, and that the school in the three-story building in Ita-Faji area of the Lagos Island had 172 registered pupils. (Nigeria-Building Collapse)

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SAO PAULO -- At least 10 people were killed and many more injured in a school shooting in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

Among the dead are seven students, a woman and the two shooters, who killed themselves at the scene, authorities said. (Brazil-School Shooting)

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LONDON -- No-deal Brexit was completely ruled out on Wednesday night by the British parliament in a vote which led to a second government defeat in less than one hour.

British lawmakers voted by a margin of 43 to confirm their decision to reject any no deal Brexit. (Britain-No-deal Brexit)

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WASHINGTON -- The United States is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, said U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday, as the country becomes the last major country to do so after two crashes by the model in recent months.

"All of those planes are grounded, effective immediately," Trump told a press event, referring to the Boeing 737 Max variations. (US-Trump-Boeing) Enditem

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