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Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle

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For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event. During the total eclipse - which began at 7.30am (NZ time) when the sun rose - the moon was much fainter than it usually appeared, and was coloured between dark brown and blood red. Read More »

Zimbabwe Elections: We will win says opposition MDC

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He adds that "There has been a consistent negation of worldwide standards". Mr Mnangagwa, a former deputy president who took over after Mr Mugabe stepped down under military and ruling party pressure, has promised a free and fair election as he seeks to have worldwide sanctions lifted. Read More »

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick

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McCarrick has been ordered by Pope Francis to conduct a life of prayer and penance, which Wuerl says is essentially a banishment from public life as a priest until he goes on trial in the church. Martin, a Jesuit like Francis, noted that Bernard Law was allowed to stay a cardinal after he resigned as Boston archbishop, following revelations that he had sanctioned the systematic cover-up of pedophile priests while presiding over that US diocese. Read More »

Inmate attempts high speed escape on Texas highway

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Jason Mustain called police to report Estrada's feet hanging out of the window, according to KTXS. Travelers driving by shot video of Wednesday's antics by 31-year-old Martin Gregory Estrada of Abilene. The officer refused, and continued on as the prisoner climbed atop the auto. The inmate managed to balance himself on the top of the vehicle, and the officer continued driving until the help he had summoned arrived. Read More »

Urabeños cartel puts $70,000 price on dog's head

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The dog was transferred to an airport in the Colombian capital of Bogotá after authorities learned of the threat. Reports on the bounty's size vary between 20 and 200 million Colombian pesos (between $9540 and 94,124 in Australian dollars). Read More »

Stormy Daniels arrest pre-planned by police department, emails show

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Otero said the constitution is "neither a trick nor an illusion" and told Blakely his request was "serious business". Avenatti represents Stormy Daniels , whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, an adult video performer who as Inquisitr has extensively covered, is suing Trump to get out of a hush money deal of her own. Read More »

Trump Jr. and Mueller pass each other at airport but don't notice

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The president's Twitter tirade comes in the aftermath of a New York Times report Thursday that Mueller's team informed the Trump legal team that they want to question the president about tweets aimed at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. Read More »

Putin's Soccer Ball For Trump May Carry a Transmitter Chip

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Putin said in the meantime, it was possible that he and Trump would meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, or another global event. Bernstein, the former Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate story, reported on Thursday that Trump's former longtime attorney Michael Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge about the June 2016 meeting between his campaign officials and Russians. Read More »

Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack

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The cult, which envisioned overthrowing the government, amassed an arsenal of chemical, biological and conventional weapons in anticipation of an apocalyptic showdown. Japanese authorities found a plant in the foothills which was capable of producing enough sarin to kill millions of people. Asahara was arrested two months after the sarin attacks for being the mastermind of the attack that also left more than 6,000 others severely injured, Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

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Before this on Sunday, in a suicide bombing attack near the Kabul International Airport, 23 people were killed and over 100 people were wounded. The Kabul Security Commandment spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack took place in the vicinity of Bagh Daud area in the 5th police district of Kabul . Read More »

Brexit: Michel Barnier knocks back PM’s Chequers plan

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Earlier this month the British Retail Consortium warned a no-deal Brexit would clog up food supplies, raise prices and throw retailers out of business. "The people - on both sides - know so much more now than we did in 2016", read the petition , which was signed by more than 300,000 people by time of publication. Read More »

Fireworks discharged near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa, Israel police move in

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The Hebrew news site Walla quoted a police spokesman describing the scene: "With the end of prayers on the Temple Mount, in an unclear and unexplained move, stones and fireworks were thrown at police forces". It is not yet clear as to what was the cause for the Israeli forces' to storm the compound. For Muslims, the Noble Sanctuary hosts Islam's third holiest site, the al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock, a seventh-century structure believed to be where the Prophet Muhammad ascended ... Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Out Blatant Lie About Obama's Economic Success

But Friday's announcement that the economy grew at a 4.1% pace in the second quarter, the best showing since 2014, is genuine cause for celebration. Analysts said consumer spending and exporters helped boost the numbers, as Americans spent their Trump-signed tax cuts , and manufacturers who rushed to get their products delivered ahead of retaliatory tariffs . Read More »

White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter

I told him about this", Putin said at a news conference at an global summit in Johannesburg on Friday, referring to the possibility of a Trump visit to Moscow. Mr. Trump suffered fierce criticism from Democrats and Republicans for his kid-glove treatment of Mr. Putin at their July 16 summit in Helsinki. "It is important that appropriate conditions are in place for our meeting and such conditions must be arranged in our countries as well", Putin said. Read More »

Irish Foreign Minister seeks to reassure unionists

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But called for an "intensification" of talks at official level over the summer to resolve outstanding differences. The body involves ministers from both the British and Irish governments meeting to discuss a range of issues was created by the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Read More »

Greece wildfires: At least 50 killed, over 150 hospitalised

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Local authorities said they were evacuating children's summer camps, while dozens of homes and cars were destroyed. But Greeks speculated that the fires could have been started on goal by landowners eager to clear protected forestland for development, and residents and officials disagreed as to whether an evacuation was ever ordered. Read More »

Victims of domestic violence to be getting paid

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Green Party MP Jan Logie worked on the bill for 7 years, and pushed it through parliament in its third reading on Wednesday. "All too often", she continued, "victims have to leave their workplace because of this, and it makes them more reliant on their abusive partner and means their employers has to recruit and train up new staff". Read More »

Heart of Yosemite park to close as crews battle blaze

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Rhonda Salisbury, chief executive of Visit Yosemite/Madera County, said the regional visitors bureau has been relocating tourists statewide after the closure. Officials issued mandatory evacuations for locations throughout the region, including some parts of Yosemite, the Rancheria Flat government housing, Savage's Trading Post, the Jerseydale and Mariposa Pines communities, and Sweetwater Ridge. Read More »

Giuliani: Cohen Lying About Trump Jr. Meeting

After Donald Trump Jr. said in a July 2017 interview that he never told his father about the meeting before it happened, Cohen tweeted that he was "so proud of (Trump Jr.) for being open, honest and transparent to the American people". Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting, which was also attended by then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner , has raised significant questions about whether the campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election. Read More »

Trump denies advance knowledge of son's meeting with Russian lawyer

In other tweets, he attacked "the Fake News" for asking "dumb questions" and again decried special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation as "a rigged Witch Hunt". To be clear, these sources said Cohen does not have evidence, such as audio recordings, to corroborate his claim , but he is willing to attest to his account. Read More »

Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

I am ready for that. The announcement of a second summit appeared to come as a surprise to Mr Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats , who said he still did not know what the two leaders had discussed during their meeting. Read More »

Facebook blocks Infowars’ Alex Jones from posting for 30 days

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It appears that at first, Jones simply had to accept the strikes against InfoWars , but was still allowed to post, and then Facebook amended its approach and implemented the ban . Among the questions posed during the panel concerned such InfoWars conspiracy theories as the so-called "Sandy Hook massacre hoax" and the falsehood that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an inside job. Read More »

Senate confirms new Veterans Affairs secretary

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Trump used his address to temper his threatening rhetoric toward Iran, two days after he sent an all-caps tweet warning of future conflict. The administration is expected next month to re-impose numerous sanctions the Obama administration lifted when the six-nation deal was hammered out. Read More »

Putin invites Trump to Moscow after United States delays summit

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Newly appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Bill Shine (who was formerly the co-president of Fox News ), and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, informed Collins that she had been "dis-invited from the press availability in the Rose Garden", after explaining that her questions had been "inappropriate for that venue", and alleging that she had been shouting. Read More »

Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22000 hospitalized

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The previous high was the 41C recorded in the western prefecture of Kochi in August 2013, the Japan Meteorological Agency says. The morning low in Seoul was 29.2C, a record for the country's capital, according to South Korea's weather agency. Read More »

House Republicans seek impeachment of DOJ’s Rosenstein

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The House is not expected to vote immediately on the resolution but a confrontation over Rosenstein could expose serious divisions within the GOP over how to handle ongoing investigations into President Trump. "Impeachment is a punishment, it's not a remedy", House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy said. "It's an uptick in their fabulously irresponsible effort to damage the critical institutions of this country in favor of defending the president", Himes, a member of ... Read More »

In Laos, the dam burst

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Rescuers searched amid submerged homes, many with people perched on rooftops in an effort to escape the floodwaters after Monday's collapse of a dam that is part of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in southeastern Attapeu province near neighboring Cambodia. Read More »

Cohen says Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians

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Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. Donald Trump Jr. and others acknowledged the meeting after it became public knowledge, but downplayed it, saying the Russians involved had nothing of importance and wanted to push their own agenda. Read More »

Turkey refused to support sanctions against Iran

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Both the United States and Israel are determined to stymie Iranian expansionism in Syria. Maintaining the cordiality in Russia-Iran relations, the two nations discussed an enhanced cooperation in the area of energy. "We are not obliged to respect any country's sanctions against Iran". After this deal, Iran will be able to use Russian machinery, equipment, installations. Read More »

US Congressional committee proposes waiver for India from Russia sanctions

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Many members of Congress had objected to the two leaders meeting again in the fall and said Putin would not be welcome on Capitol Hill. US senators Lindsey Graham (Republican) and Bob Menendez (a Democrat) announced on Tuesday, July 24, that are working on comprehensive legislation that will increase sanctions pressure on Russian Federation and will strengthen the capacity of the government of the United States. Read More »