• Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank
Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the Gaza health ministry, said yesterday that the ministry stood by its statement that the boy was killed by Israeli fire and that an autopsy would confirm further details. During last year's march by right-wing Israelis through East Jerusalem's Old City to mark 50 years since Israel seized control of it in the Six-...

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  • UN Syria envoy meets Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats in Geneva
UN Syria envoy meets Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats in Geneva

He also warned that "an all-out military operation would result in a major humanitarian catastrophe" and "trigger a massive wave of refugees and tremendous security risks for Turkey , the rest of Europe and beyond". "Idlib province is.a sort of zone of responsibility of Turkey; it is their responsibility to separate the moderate opposition fro...

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  • Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview
Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview

Margarita Simonyan , RT's editor-in-chief, who conducted the interview , said on Twitter that "their answers are their responsibility" and it's up to viewers to decide whether to believe the men, who were "extremely nervous and sweating".

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  • Former Trump campaign manager to plead guilty in deal with Mueller
Former Trump campaign manager to plead guilty in deal with Mueller

Earlier Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller filed a superseding criminal information document, which presages a plea deal. It's unclear if Manafort will become or has become a cooperating witness, but some reports say the plea agreement appears to suggest he will.

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  • Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico
Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

While Trump battles the media over his response to Maria, FEMA is briefing Americans on what to expect from Hurricane Florence. Had the GWU researchers done what Trump claimed they did - attributing any death to Maria - the six-month death toll from the hurricane would have been 16,608.

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  • President Trump claims 3,000 ‘did not die’ in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats
President Trump claims 3,000 ‘did not die’ in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

A report earlier this month by the Government Accountability Office described the government as "down to the bottom of the barrel" in staffing by the time Maria hit Puerto Rico, citing a series of other hurricanes and catastrophic wildfires past year that overwhelmed federal disaster responders.

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  • Typhoon Mangkhut intensifies as it nears PHL, exit forecast is Sunday
Typhoon Mangkhut intensifies as it nears PHL, exit forecast is Sunday

In the Philippines, 10 million people are living in the path of the powerful cyclone, according to the Red Cross which has placed its teams in Northern Luzon on alert. While Mangkhut is now stronger than Hato -- also known as Tropical Storm Isang -- or Haima it is likely to decrease in strength as it nears southern China , particularly if it cross...

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  • USA ups pressure on Palestinians, closing Washington mission
USA ups pressure on Palestinians, closing Washington mission

The move comes in ostensible retaliation for efforts by the Palestinian leadership to have crimes allegedly committed by Israel prosecuted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). Donald Trump and his chief advisors on Israeli-Palestinian relations - his former real estate lawyer, his former bankruptcy lawyer, and his son-in-law - hav...

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  • China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion
China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

Apple laid out the impact on its products of the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods in an unsigned letter it submitted on Wednesday to USA officials as part of a public comment period. "The imposition of additional duties on the raw materials and chemicals used by Rockland will exacerbate the inj...

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast
Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

The Miami-based weather center says Florence's maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 90 miles per hour (150 kph). The storm's sustained winds reached 75 mph (121 kph), just over the threshold for a hurricane , as it made its way across the Atlantic, about 750 miles (1,210 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda , the National Hurricane Center s...

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  • Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says
Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says

The UN has said as many as 800,000 people could be displaced by a regime assault on Idlib and surrounding areas. "We haven't said that the USA would use the military in response to an offensive", an administration official was quoted saying.

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  • US airlines and cruises brace for Hurricane Florence
US airlines and cruises brace for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches will be issued on Tuesday as the storm is expected to head toward the southeastern USA, potentially making landfall, still as a category 4 hurricane, Thursday afternoon or night. Now rated as a category 4 storm - the second most powerful on the national weather service's (NWS) classification system - Florence would...

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  • Paris knife attack leaves 7 wounded
Paris knife attack leaves 7 wounded

Up to eight bystanders were injured, according to local reports . Seven people have been injured in a knife attack in Paris on Sunday night . French police have said that there was no initial indication that the attack was linked to terrorism.

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  • Kremlin denies Russia's involvement in ex-spy's poisoning
Kremlin denies Russia's involvement in ex-spy's poisoning

Prime Minister Theresa May said the use of a chemical weapon in the city of Salisbury, which left a British woman dead and four people, including Skripal and his daughter, seriously ill, was carried out by officers of the GRU intelligence service and nearly certainly approved "at a senior level of the Russian state".

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  • Pence calls Obama's criticism of Trump 'very disappointing'
Pence calls Obama's criticism of Trump 'very disappointing'

On Friday, Obama said in a speech to students at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign that Trump is a "threat to our democracy" who is banking on the "politics of fear and resentment", The New York Times and other organizations reported.

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  • George Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Mueller Investigation
George Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Mueller Investigation

George Papadopoulos' fall from one-time foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump to inmate at a United States federal prison began with " one or two" gin and tonics at an upscale London bar in 2016 with Australia's then high commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer.

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  • No ICBM, Kim speech at North Korea military parade
No ICBM, Kim speech at North Korea military parade

Before the event, experts speculated that North Korea may choose not to display the weapons to avoid antagonizing US President Donald Trump . Sunday's military parade took place in Pyongyang at a "similar time frame" to February's military parade.

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  • California wildfires: What new fires are burning now and where are they?
California wildfires: What new fires are burning now and where are they?

State Route 108 was closed from the Alpine-Mono county line to US 395, which was already shut down in the mountainous region about 320 kilometers (200 miles) east of Sacramento, the California Department of Transportation said. Officials must first determine if it's safe to resume travel on a 45-mile (72-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 5 near ...

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  • Trump's former adviser George Papadopoulos handed 14-day jail term
Trump's former adviser George Papadopoulos handed 14-day jail term

US District Judge Randolph Moss on Friday sentenced Papadopoulos to 14 days, noting that he "lied in an investigation that was important to national security". He participated in four proffer sessions, they say, and "was willing to answer any questions posed". The DNC's revelation came in court filings Friday in their lawsuit against Russia...

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  • Iran, Russia and Turkey leaders to meet for crunch talks on Syria
Iran, Russia and Turkey leaders to meet for crunch talks on Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday arrived in Iran to attend a trilateral meeting on Syria in the Iranian capital Tehran. Turkey, which backed opposition forces against Syrian President Bashar Assad, fears a flood of refugees fleeing a military offensive and destabilizing areas it now holds in Syria.

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  • Trump says Woodward book is 'work of fiction'
Trump says Woodward book is 'work of fiction'

According to BBC, which quotes an early excerpt of Woodword's book, staff have hidden documents and removed papers from his desk to keep him from signing them. Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani pushed back on his portrayal in the book on Wednesday, saying the "incident about me entirely false" and Woodward "never called me".

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  • Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From President
Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From President

The person familiar with the letter said Mueller's office indicated it would later assess what additional information it needs from the president, leaving open the possibility that Mueller's team might still seek answers on obstruction-related questions in an in-person interview.

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  • North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist
North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist

The complaint said there was no evidence Lockheed was breached. North Korea has always been suspected - and accused - of having carried out the Sony hack and being behind the WannaCry ransomware but today those accusations were made formal.

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  • Anonymous White House op-ed sparks Twitter jokes, parodies
Anonymous White House op-ed sparks Twitter jokes, parodies

Rudy Giuliani, the president's attorney, suggested that it "would be appropriate" for Trump to ask for a formal investigation into the identity of the op-ed author. It was reported that Melania Trump or even fellow Republican Mike Pence because of the usage of the word "lodestar" might have been behind the explosive op-ed that surfaced yester...

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  • Cortez-Backed Candidate DEFEATS 10-Term Dem in Massachusetts — LURCHING LEFT
Cortez-Backed Candidate DEFEATS 10-Term Dem in Massachusetts — LURCHING LEFT

She is poised to become the only black member of Massachusetts' mostly male congressional delegation. Pressley enjoyed an endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter . Later during Pressley's victory party, her stepdaughter Cora stood in silence with tears rolling down her face as she listened to Pressley speak. Pressley took on U.S.

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