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At least 3 dead after strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency says the latest quake, which struck early Sunday evening, has the potential to trigger a tsunami. The agency's head, Dwikorita Karnawati, later told MetroTV that the tsunami warning had ended. Another resident Rita Siswati, 47, said the quake knocked out electricity and patients were evacuated from the main hospital. Officials said travellers at the worldwide airports in Bali and Lombok were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the ... Read More »

Indian among three kidnapped, killed in Kabul

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The attack had also killed scores of Afghans who had lined up outside the embassy for visas. Security officials Thursday said the three worked for Sodexo, an global food and catering service. Mussahi is a remote and mountainous region located about half an hour's drive from Kabul city. Police were treating it as "a terrorist incident", the BBC reported citing an Afghan government official. Read More »

Trump endorses Bill Lee for TN governor

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With the spending spree, the candidates have fought over who is more loyal to the president and his tough-on-immigration priorities. Lee deemed himself the race's only "conservative outsider" and heavily emphasized his Christian beliefs. Tennessee favored Trump by 26 percentage points in 2016. Blackburn bills herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative". Bredesen has walked a careful line throughout the campaign, saying he would support Trump on policies that are good ... Read More »

Up to 20 feared dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

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Police have given few details but have confirmed the crash, saying the aircraft came down on a mountainside about 2,540m (8,333 ft) above sea level. "At the moment, no further information is available". Authorities sent a helicopter to extinguish the burning wreck of the aircraft before rescue workers could get to the scene. The airspace above the crash site was closed by the Federal Office for Civil Aviation and access to popular hiking trails in the surrounding area was blocked. Read More »

Federal judge says Trump must fully restore DACA

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Judge Bates first issued a ruling in April ordering the federal government to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or DACA, programme, including taking applications. At that time, he ordered the Trump administration to present better reasons for ending the program, or he would vacate the memo that ended it. Those rulings only required the government to process DACA renewals, not new applications. Read More »

China professor missing after radio interview is interrupted

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Let's not throw our money in Africa. Activists have condemned the interruption of a prominent Chinese dissident, Sun Wenguang, by police at his home in Shandong on Wednesday as obstructing his right to freedom of speech. The whereabouts of a Chinese professor known for his views critical of the government remain unknown, two days after police interrupted a radio interview he was conducting with US government broadcaster Voice of America . Read More »

Ivanka Trump speaks out against family separation

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The Trump administration managed to reunite around 1,442 children with their parents and guardians last week, and other additional 378 kids were either united with their parents or with American sponsors. "She offered the President her support and she said she would talk to any member of Congress to help find a legislative solution to the issue", Gidley told CNN . Read More »

Trump administration says ACLU, not government, should find deported parents

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Hundreds of children remain apart from their families following separations at the border; "America's News HQ" panel reacts. "And that is 100 percent the responsibility of the administration". The judge disagreed. According to CNN , a government official said that the goal of the filing was trying to get the ACLU to do their job. Sabraw said he plans to file an order in the coming days requiring the government to continue providing information and updates and to assign a competent leader to ... Read More »

Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old girl taken from Virginia airport

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Police said it appears she changed her clothes and then walked out of the airport near the arrivals terminal accompanied by the woman. JinJing is four feet 11 inches tall and 90 pounds, with medium black hair. The woman is also from China, but it's not clear if the pair were part of the same tour group. He said the girl met a woman, changed clothes and got into an SUV with NY tags. Read More »

Israeli Druze hold mass rally to protest Jewish nation law

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High-ranking Druze reserve military officers were expected to speak at the rally attended by Jewish former defense officials and others who flocked to Rabin Square in solidarity. Retired Brig. Gen.Amal Asad, one of the organizers of the protest, struck a similar tone in his speech. Netanyahu said he would still pass the pro-Druze laws, but this meeting was over, and he walked out. Read More »

Israel Seizes Swedish Aid Ship En Route to Gaza

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The vessel was the second of four ships from the " Freedom Flotilla " that have set sail from Scandinavia in an attempt to break the blockade on Gaza. At least 158 Palestinians have been killed in border demonstrations which began at the end of March, while one Israeli soldier has been shot dead. Others, among them armed Hamas militants, have been killed in attempted border attacks or in Israeli airstrikes. Read More »

Mother threw 4-year-old daughter into river, killing her

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She didn't speak during the hearing, but wore an anti-suicide vest. The mother of a 4-year-old girl was charged with murder after throwing the child into the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida. One of the witnesses tried to stop Denson, but was struck by the stolen vehicle. That witness was not injured. Tampa police say 26-year-old Shakayla Denson threw 4-year-old Je'Hyrah Daniels into the water around 4 p.m. Read More »

Omarosa's Book: Trump's Mental Decline Is Undeniable

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She joined the UK Celebrity Big Brother house just two months later, placing fifth. "I know I'm not under investigation", Trump said during the interview, noting how he "actually asked [Comey]". She was reportedly banned from posting any of the photos online by White House officials citing security and ethical concerns. She also told house guest Ross Matthews on the show that she didn't think America was in good hands. Read More »

Iran naval drills underway amid tensions with US

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Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, told Reuters . "In the event Iran choose to militarily close the Strait of Hormuz, the USA and our Arabian Gulf allies would be able to open it in a matter of days", retired Adm. Iran's regional archrival and the largest of the OPEC producers, Saudi Arabia, came to the rescue to "ease consumer anxiety" amid rallying oil prices that threatened to dampen oil demand. Read More »

The heat in South Korea: the number of victims increased

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In the County of hongcheon-gun the air temperature reached 41 degrees Celsius, exceeding the maximum value according to the meteorological observations. The temperature in South Korea hit a record high yesterday amid a scorching mid-summer heatwave, the weather services agency said. The South Korean government is treating the situation as a natural disaster and demanded measures to alleviate the burden of rising electricity costs for low-income families and small business owners. Read More »

Venezuela says explosions an attack on Maduro

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Reporter Roman Camacho tweeted , citing an unofficial source, that drone loaded with C4 detonated close to the presidential box. Venezuelan blogger Larissa Costas has tweeted that Maduro is "well". The image was quickly changed to lines of military men in formation in the center of Caracas , who seconds later all ran to one side. The transmission was cut without explanation. Read More »

NZ prime minister returns from maternity leave

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At midnight, Jacinda Ardern took back the reins, officially ending her maternity leave. "That a baby can go so long without pooing". "Opposition members' barracking is coming through my mics, I'm first of all going to have the shadow leader of the House withdraw and apologise". Read More »

Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

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The device sent a signal to a private supplier in Texas. The helicopters also transported out four rescuers who had reached Harch a day earlier and two more rescuers who were on their way to him. "The pilots did an wonderful job to fly in and out, despite the low cloud tonight". Snow is at 1200m and the climber and rescue team are now about 2300m up Mt Aspiring. Read More »

UK's Corbyn vows to 'root out antisemites' from the Labour party

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In a long-awaited response to the accusations Corbyn published a letter in the Guardian newspaper on Friday headed 'I will root anti-Semites out of Labour - they do not speak for me.' The controversial Labour leader expressed, what appeared to be the most genuine desire yet to tackle the problem that has engulfed the party's relaionship with British Jews for months on end. Read More »

Warning Issued For Anyone Headed To Spain Or Portugal

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Weather warnings have been issued in Europe , with highs of close to 50ºC predicted in parts of Spain and Portugal. It comes as the heatwave which has hit Ireland and across Europe is expected to continue following more comfortable temperatures this week, with high temperatures expected across the continenent and in parts of the UK. Read More »

What we learned in week 1 of Paul Manafort’s trial

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Ayliff testified of the response he got from Mr. Manafort and Mr. Gates . It has also revealed how, when income from his Ukrainian political consulting work dried up, he struggled to pay his bills and, prosecutors say, began obtaining bank loans under false pretenses. Read More »

Things Got Pretty Heated Between Sanders and Acosta at Press Briefing

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First Daughter Ivanka Trump notably broke from her father, President Donald Trump , on Thursday. CNN's Jim Acosta presses Sarah Sanders to agree that the press is not the "enemy of the people ". The president's supporters have joined in on the " fake news media " bashing, chanting " CNN sucks! " as Acosta attempted a live shot from a Trump rally in Tampa , Florida on Tuesday. Read More »

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

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Police took a photograph of the woman wearing the niqab, and obtained security camera footage from the shopping centre of the incident. Should the woman refuse to pay the 1,000 kroner fine, the case will be sent on to the courts. The Danish law allows people to cover their face when there is a "recognisable purpose" like cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, such as using motorcycle helmets. Read More »

Suspect in George HW Bush's doctor's death killed himself

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Bush , in Houston on July 20, 2018. Acevedo said that it seemed as though Pappas held a grudge against Hausknecht after his mother died on the doctor's operating table two decades ago, according to the local news outlet. Hausknecht's brutal murder rocked the Houston community, and Pappas was the main suspect. His life ended near his home, and some neighbors expected him to be on the run far away by now. Read More »

About 80 goats take over Idaho neighborhood

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After about an hour, a truck arrived from " We Rent Goats ". Animal Control officers responded with a single truck, but quickly realized that would not be enough. The goats can be rented to chomp on weeds and tidy the place up. They were all eventually removed from the neighborhood. All they knew was that the little goats were definitely hungry. Read More »

Echoing Trump, RNC Warns Candidates, Donors Away From Koch Brothers

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GreenDem leaders fend off calls to impeach Trump Tom Steyer compares movement to impeach Trump to civil rights movement Juan Williams: Midterms will be referendum on Trump MORE (D-Texas) have vowed to work to impeach President Trump . Charles Koch said Sunday during the meeting , "I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported ... we're gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable", according to The Hill . Read More »

Judge Orders Man’s Mouth Taped Shut During His Sentencing

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Williams, 32, was being sentenced for armed robbery at the time and talked nearly continuously during the hearing. Williams had previously been sentenced to 14 years for the crimes after pleading guilty, but won an appeal when a jury found he had been misinformed about his possible early release date. Read More »

Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18 - ministry

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There were 15 passengers and three crew onboard, the airline said. Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? The second helicopter had no passengers on board and managed to land safely. The Russian government has set up a commission and begun investigations into the air crash. UTair, one of Russia's largest airlines, operates an extensive fleet of helicopters serving Siberian oil fields as well as fixed-wing flights within Russian Federation and to worldwide ... Read More »

Mendocino becomes largest of California's 'killer' wildfires

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Officials say every day the erratic nature of the fire pushes it in a new direction. A wildfire spreading through mountain towns in Mendocino County in California has grown into the largest in the state, threatening 9,200 homes, as worn out firefighters battle gusting winds fanning multiple other blazes. Read More »

North Korea continuing nuclear programme

The bank had knowingly authorized a significant payment on behalf of a North Korean living in Moscow who was sanctioned by the USA a year ago. But The Wall Street Journal said that Labor Ministry records it obtained showed that a minimum of 700 new work permits have been issued to North Koreans in Russian Federation this year. Read More »

China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods

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The Trump administration is proposing raising planned taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent, turning up the pressure on Beijing in a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. In a statement on the latest move, the NRF CEO Matthew Shay says increasing the size of the tariffs is merely increasing the harm that will be done to families and businesses. Read More »