• Myanmar’s army 'killed Muslim Rohingyas with genocidal intent’
Myanmar’s army 'killed Muslim Rohingyas with genocidal intent’

Their report also criticized de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi , a former political prisoner and a past victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, of not doing enough to prevent the military operations in Rakhine state. But in a trial that has commanded an worldwide spotlight and is widely seen as a litmus test for the civilian government's rela...

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  • John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator
John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator

White House officials had returned the USA flag full-staff around midnight, ABC News senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega told "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos Monday. Trump has done little to hide his disdain for McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee and decorated Vietnam veteran. The McCain family had repor...

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  • Tourists return early from Egyptian hotel where United Kingdom couple died
Tourists return early from Egyptian hotel where United Kingdom couple died

At least 20 have also reportedly filed legal claims against the hotel, and say the travel company is keeping them in the dark about what was going on. "They examined and carefully checked all devices present in the room, especially the airconditioning", which British media have said could have resulted in carbon monoxide poisoning through a gas lea...

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  • Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom
Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom

Upon a search, police found 168 kilograms of narcotics in two toolboxes. According to the report, Lopez had 118 kilograms of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, three kilograms of fentanyl, 13 kilograms of white heroin, and six kilograms of brown heroin inside the toolboxes.

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  • British-Iranian Woman Temporarily Released From Iran Jail
British-Iranian Woman Temporarily Released From Iran Jail

Husband Richard Ratcliffe welcomed the "good step" after 873 days in jail for his wife, saying: "Despite the build-up, today was a genuine surprise after all the disappointments". The British-Iranian mother was released from Evin jail in Tehran on Thursday and is staying with family outside the capital until Sunday. United Kingdom foreign secreta...

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  • Pope vows to end sexual abuse 'at any cost'
Pope vows to end sexual abuse 'at any cost'

However, he failed to specifically mention the current scandal raging over a USA grand jury report documenting at least 1,000 cases of clerical pedophilia. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine on the last papal tour of Ireland in 1979. A new generation has shed Ireland's traditional mores, electing Ireland's first gay prime minister and voting to...

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  • Air Quality Advisories Extended to Almost All Oregon Counties
Air Quality Advisories Extended to Almost All Oregon Counties

It was only the second time in more than a decade that the emergency measure has been used, after a record fire season past year that blackened vast tracts of forest and prompted record numbers of residents to evacuate. The special air quality statement for Calgary says thick smoke is drifting across southern and central Alberta and will likely l...

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  • Trump promotes white nationalist propaganda about South Africa
Trump promotes white nationalist propaganda about South Africa

Since global affairs now takes place on Twitter , the South African government responded with a tweet of its own, rejecting Trump's "narrow perception" and promising land reform in an "inclusive manner". The issue is in the headlines again in South Africa ahead of next year's elections, with recent moves by the ruling African National Congress ...

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  • Separated Korean families have 2nd day of emotional reunions
Separated Korean families have 2nd day of emotional reunions

That violated a UN-backed embargo on doing business with North Korea (DPRK), part of an effort to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs. Hong Yong-gee, who went with his mother for a 2015 reunion at Diamond Mountain and met his three North Korean aunts, said Tuesday that it seemed his North Korean relativ...

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  • Massive Cleanup Begins as Rains and Floodwaters in Kerala Subside
Massive Cleanup Begins as Rains and Floodwaters in Kerala Subside

After more than a week of fierce downpours, rainfall eased Monday and flood levels fell in some districts. Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes.

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  • Robert Mueller Recommends Prison Sentence for Papadopoulos
Robert Mueller Recommends Prison Sentence for Papadopoulos

Greek American George Papadopoulos, a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, could face up to six months in jail. The only defendant to be sentenced is lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, who pleaded guilty to making false statements about his conversations with a former Trump campaign official...

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  • Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

The wire service says 21 hostages were still in the hands of the Taliban, which lost at least seven of its own fighters in the operation. He said none of them were government employees or members of Afghanistan's security forces. The Taliban have been at war with the US -backed Afghan government for nearly 17 years, and have stepped up attacks in...

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  • What we know about Don McGahn's cooperation with the Mueller probe
What we know about Don McGahn's cooperation with the Mueller probe

In his tweets , Trump said McGahn had cooperated with prosecutors with his approval "for purposes of transparency". Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's probe a "disgusting witch hunt", and "McCarthyism at its WORST!" "They can't see the fact that Trump may be open on this entire thing because he did nothing wrong".

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  • Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'
Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'

In the conversation, held shortly after Manigault Newman was sacked late past year, the president's daughter-in-law and top campaign staffer can be heard offering Manigault Newman a job with the Trump 2020 campaign, with the heavily implied stipulation that she would be prohibited from speaking negatively about her time in the White House or th...

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  • INTERNATIONAL - Afghan President visits violence-hit Ghazni city
INTERNATIONAL - Afghan President visits violence-hit Ghazni city

The Dasht-e-Barchi area is populated by members of Afghanistan's minority ethnic Hazaras - a Shiite community that has in the past been targeted by similar large-scale attacks such as the Wednesday bombing, which also wounded 56 people, according to Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh.

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  • Girls Allegedly Killed by Dad May Have Been Strangled
Girls Allegedly Killed by Dad May Have Been Strangled

Christopher Watts (33) said his wife returned home to Denver in the state of Colorado from a work trip in Arizona at 2am on Monday. Wednesday night, Chris was arrested on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder, and three counts of tampering with deceased bodies.

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  • Kerala floods: UAE provides relief assistance
Kerala floods: UAE provides relief assistance

People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018 . With heavy rains stopping after a week, rescuers moved quickly to take those marooned by floods to 1,500 state-run camps.

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  • Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris
Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris

An earlier estimate put the cost at 12 million dollars, $80 million less, said the report, Xinhua reported . Over the winter, Trump's budget director said the cost would be between $10 and $30 million. So Trump's actual stated position is that the military was previously going to be denied fighter jets - which presumably it needs, because why el...

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  • Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral
Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral

In 2009, he had suffered a stroke, which weakened his cognitive abilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vajpayee's former deputy LK Advani, BJP President Amit Shah, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have visited AIIMS over the last two days to enquire about Vajpayee's health.

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  • Two Koreas to hold 3rd summit in September
Two Koreas to hold 3rd summit in September

Cho said the two sides had exchanged views on the North's denuclearisation and on a peace mechanism to replace the armistice that ended fighting during the Korean War. The South Korean delegation for Monday's talks was led by Cho Myoung-gyon, who oversees Seoul's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean issues, and includes Nam Gwan-p...

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  • Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke
Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke

Air pollution is increasing in Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap counties due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems. If the air quality drops to a rating of "very unhealthy ", everyone should stay indoors and avoid all strenuous activities, according to the Department of Ecology.

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  • US President Donald Trump threatens to strip critics of security clearances
US President Donald Trump threatens to strip critics of security clearances

When asked about the process for removing the security clearances of former officials, Clapper said it was within the President's power to do so. Ms Sanders accused the officials of having "politicised and in some cases monetised their public service and security clearances" as well as "making baseless accusations" against the president.

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  • Floods close airport in Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala
Floods close airport in Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala

The airport in the port city of Kochi will stay shut until Saturday afternoon. Moreover, for the first time ever, the state has opened 35 dams out of 39 in the state. Sudheeran and his wife. The Sabarimala temple has warned pilgrims not to reach the shrine in view of the surging river waters in the vicinity. The torrential rain - which forc...

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  • Police say London attack outside parliament was deliberate
Police say London attack outside parliament was deliberate

A Met Police statement said: 'Given that the attack appears to have been a deliberate act, the method used and the iconic location, it is being treated as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

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  • US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions
US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

Britain and its European allies responded with dismay to the United States president's decision in May to pull out of the 2015 deal which relieved sanctions on Tehran in return for an end to Iran's military nuclear ambitions. The UK's trade with Iran was £365million in 2016. FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring...

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