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Trump calls on Sessions to investigate anonymous NYT op-ed

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The vice president also said he would be willing to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, but hasn't be asked so far. Kim recently expressed his "unwavering faith" in Trump, and the United States president on Sunday praised the North Korean for a military parade that included no nuclear missiles. Read More »

President Trump Praises North Korea's Toned-Down Parade

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The anniversary celebrations on Sunday will feature the first military parade since leader Kim Jonhg-un and US President Donald Trump held their historic summit in June in Singapore. This was in stark contrast to similar parades held in April previous year and in February, when Kim Jong-un rolled out the newest Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 ICMBs. Read More »

Up to 5 dead in Australia home; man taken into custody

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Specialist forensic police are expected to continue a meticulous examination of the crime scene on Monday. "Police have located the bodies of a number of deceased people including women and children", he said but would not say how they died or if any weapons were found. Read More »

Drinks with Downer set Papadopoulos towards jail

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The judge had planned a harsher sentence but said he was moved by Papadopolous' words of contrition. "In some ways it constitutes a calculated exercise of self-interest over the national interest", the judge said. Papadopoulos did not provide "substantial assistance" and only came clean after he was confronted with his own e-mails, texts and other evidence. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday afternoon, Trump distanced himself from Papadopoulos. Read More »

Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Botham Shem Jean Identified

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Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was arrested Sunday night and faces manslaughter charges after she entered the wrong apartment, believing it was hers, and fatally shot a man in his own home. Contrary to rumors swirling on social media, Jean did not know the officer, a source with knowledge of the investigation told WFAA . The Texas Rangers will take the appropriate time to review the vast amount of evidence and information secured by Dallas Police Department investigators. Read More »

Tropical storms, depressions and hurricanes quickly forming over Atlantic Ocean

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According to a recent advisory by the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence may be a huge threat to the east coast. The storm is entirely unlikely to hit oil production or delivery terminals but it may have economic impacts. East Coast over the next week has increased but there it is is too soon to determine location, magnitude and timing of the impact. At 5 p.m. Friday, winds were at 65 miles per hour, according to NOAA. Read More »

India celebrates gay sex ruling with dance, chocolate and tears

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While reading out the verdict on Section 377 , Justice Rohinton Nariman, who was part of the 5-member bench in the case, pointed out that since the law came into force in 1861, less than 200 people have been prosecuted under Section 377. The Congress hailed the SC verdict decriminalising consensual gay sex as "momentous" and said that it is an important step forwards towards a liberal and tolerant society. Read More »

Former campaign adviser to Pres. Trump sentenced to 14 days in prison

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Papadopoulos, who was a foreign policy advisor to Mr Trump, relayed to the then Republican presidential candidate that he had been told by a Maltese academic, Joseph Mifsud, that he had "dirt" on rival Hilary Clinton. At the time, Trump and the White House sought to distance themselves from the former campaign foreign policy adviser, with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claiming he'd had an " extremely limited " role on the campaign. Read More »

Magnitude Quake Strikes Hokkaido, Japan, Causing Massive Landslides And 2 Deaths

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Tomari nuclear plant on the island of Hokkaido has suffered main power outage and was forced to briefly switch to emergency generators following the 6.7 quake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. As many as 30 are feared buried beneath the earth and rubble of multiple large-scale landslides that struck sparsely populated countryside on Hokkaido after a magnitude 6.6 quake. Read More »

3rd body found after Colorado River boat crash

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Christine Lewis , 51, of Visalia , California , was discovered in a section of the river along the California-Arizona border on Monday. Lewis and three others were missing after the two recreational boats they were on crashed into each other on the Colorado River between Pirates Cove and Topock Marina at about 8 p.m. Read More »

Brazil's National Museum, home to 20 million items, destroyed in fire

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Brazilian President Michel Temer called the damage an "incalculable" loss for the country. Late previous year, after a termite attack shuttered a room hosting the bones of the Maxakalisaurus dinosaur, the National Museum was forced to turn to a crowdfunding site to seek funds for reopening the exhibit. Read More »

Bridge collapses in south Kolkata, at least 5 feared dead, many trapped

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Bridge runs over the Majerhat Railway Station. #06:00 PM: Six people injured: Six people have been admitted to hospital: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse. The Kolkata Traffic Police diverted traffic movement through Diamond Harbour Road in Taratala after the Majerhat bridge collapse. "But we need to remove the debris to find out what is underneath", another official working at the accident site said. Read More »

Brazil's Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

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View of the plenary of the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court, during the trial on the eligibility of imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of October 7 election , in Brasilia on August 31, 2018. Vice-presidential running mate Fernando Haddad, a former mayor of Sao Paulo, is expected to head the ticket hoping to inherit the bulk of Lula's votes. Read More »

'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms

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WASHINGTON-President Trump renewed his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, decrying his Justice Department's recent indictments of two Republican House members because of the political ramifications for the GOP . "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the president was when the investigations began", Sasse said in a statement. Read More »

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Jebi

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More than 700 flights were cancelled, including several worldwide flights departing and arriving at Nagoya and Osaka, along with ferries, local train services and some bullet train lines. In Osaka, the Universal Studios Japan amusement park and U.S. Consulate were both closed, agencies reported . Televised footage showed waves hammer into the Japanese coastline and is expected to cause high tides later today. Read More »

Malaysian lesbian couple caned in public punishment

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She also questioned the legality of the punishment, noting that under the Prison Act 1955 and the Prison Regulations 2000, caning can only be administered to prisoners. A member of the Terengganu state executive council, Satiful Bahri Mamat, defended the punishment, telling the agency it had not been meant to "torture or injure" and had been carried out in public to "serve as a lesson to society". Read More »

Series of explosions reported at Syrian military airport

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The base, set up in 2016 near the borders with Iraq and Jordan, was also used for the training of so-called "vetted opposition" to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad has vowed to defeat the opposition in its last refuge in the northwestern province if the rebels do not surrender to government rule. Idlib and the surrounding area is home to some 3 million people - almost half of them already displaced a couple of times by the civil war - choosing to live in opposition areas. Read More »

Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

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The man, identified as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras, was taken to hospital and is expected to survive, the San Diego Sheriff's Department stated . As the field for the race pulled up past the finish, TVG host Todd Schrupp exclaimed, " There's gunfire at the track ". It has been reported by several local news outlets that a sheriff's deputy was shot but no civilians were injured in the incident. Read More »

Chinese billionaire arrested for criminal sexual conduct in Minneapolis

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Liu, founder and CEO of Chinese online retailer JD.com, was arrested late Friday night in the midwestern city of Minneapolis and released Saturday afternoon. A guest at the party, Longwei Xu, was found guilty this July of seven charges, including having sex with his accuser without her consent. This is not the first time Liu has been embroiled in a sexual misconduct incident. Read More »

Myanmar reporters jailed for breaching official secrets act

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The government maintains they were detained for breaking the official secrets act. Condemning the arrest of the reporters, Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler on Monday said today is a sad day for Myanmar , journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and press freedom. Read More »

President Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China

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But he also noted that China was welcoming more value-added goods from South Africa to China. China-Africa trade volume amounted to 170 billion US dollars in 2017, up from just over 10 billion dollars in 2000, according to data from China's Ministry of Commerce. Read More »

Couple Who Raised $400K for Homeless Hero Ordered to Hand Over Funds

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A judge on Thursday ordered a New Jersey couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man online to transfer the money to the court after they refused to give it to the man in one lump sum. Johnny Bobbitt (pictured) used his last $27 to help a stranger. The pair made an appearance on " Good Morning America " and were interviewed by BBC News - a feel-good story at the start of the holiday season. Read More »

After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time

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Attendees included former Democratic Sen. "I'm Joe Biden . I'm a Democrat". (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, friends of McCain, pay their respects on Friday. Senator John McCain was remembered in Phoenix on Thursday as a "true American hero" and a political "maverick", whose salty humor and scrappy nature endeared him to generations of Arizonans and Americans. Read More »

McCain motorcade departs U.S. Capitol en route to cathedral

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Who witnessed to our highest values even through awful torture. Inside the cathedral luminaries including comedian Jay Leno, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Senator Bob Dole and others visited with other leaders while a powerful pipe organ played music in the background. Read More »

Trump administration to stop funding for UN Palestinian refugee program

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Palestinian officials have already accused the U.S. of pro-Israel bias, especially after Mr Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and opened a USA embassy in Jerusalem , despite the city being claimed by both sides. It also said UNRWA had failed to enact reforms. President Trump also appears unhappy with how USA aid to the region has been received. America's decision comes as President Donald Trump and his Middle East advisers, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, are set to ... Read More »

Syrian army will 'go all the way' in Idlib: FM

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Government forces have been massing around Idlib - Syria's only remaining rebel-held province - for days and looked poised to launch what could be the last major battle of the civil war that has torn the country apart since 2011. "I assure you that we do not have chemical weapons and are not able to use them", he added, according to Syrian state news agency SANA. The majority of the refugees fled to countries in the region, including Turkey (3.5 million), Lebanon (976,000), Jordan ... Read More »

'Multiple casualties' in New Mexico Greyhound crash en route to Phoenix

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One area trauma centre told CBS it received six patients, three of whom were in critical condition. The exact number of injuries is still under investigation. Nearby hospitals in Gallup were informed they may receive eight patients, according to KOB4. Huff said the semi's trailer was upside down and "shredded to pieces", and the front of the Greyhound bus was smashed, with numerous seats pressed together. Read More »

Reno woman missing in Texas; family fears for her

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They found a 49-year-old man dead inside a home in the 18400 block of Sunrise Pines Drive on Tuesday morning. In a video recorded on the night of August 24, a barefoot woman - possibly Denison - can be seen wearing only a t-shirt with restraint around her wrist as she frantically rings the doorbell. Read More »

'No reason' for Korea war games right now

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In a statement carried by state media in 2015, Kim said a high-speed railway should be built between Pyongyang and a new worldwide airport near the capital. "Trump is just buck-passing the US-NK stalemate onto China, [because] he doesn't want to take the blame himself", Kelly wrote, also in a tweet. "I think we're doing well with North Korea". Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake honors John McCain on Senate floor

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During the press conference in Phoenix, Davis also read a letter with McCain's farewell message to the country. McCain had been an infuriating foil in a long-running feud over style and policy that did not end with the senator's illness and death . Read More »

White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

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The 50-year-old lawyer is one of the few people left in the White House who had a senior role in Trump's election campaign, where McGahn was general counsel. Trump called the Times' story "Fake" because he said it implied that McGahn had become a "RAT" like John Dean, who helped out the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency. Read More »