"This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday, after the letter officially confirming the UK's intention to leave the European Union was delivered to President of the European Council Donald Tusk by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's ambassador to the EU. Tusk confirmed receiving the letter on Twitter, saying "After nine months, the UK has delivered."

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2017-03-29 22:59 GMT+8

The South Korean government has said that efforts to transport the Sewol ferry to shore are entering the final phase, despite bad weather which saw operations temporarily suspended. The salvage vessel will head to the port of Mokpo, around 90 kilometers away from its current location. Officials also confirmed that bones found near the wreck were from animals, and were not human remains.
The US’s only giant panda twins made their first expedition into an outdoor space on Monday, much to the delight of Zoo Atlanta visitors. Ya Lun and Xi Lun were born in September 3, 2016 and while they have made their debut earlier at their interior daydream habitat, it was their first time out in the public. Ya Lun and Xi Lun are the sixth and seventh offspring of Lun Lun and Yang Yang. Their five other siblings – Mei Lan, Xi Lan, Po, Mei Lun and Mei Huan – are currently at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
US stocks are slumping on US President Donald Trump's failure to overhaul the healthcare bill. Market watchers are concerned about whether the more complicated tax reforms that Trump has promised during campaigning will be implemented.