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Saudi rules out mediation in Canada row, mulls new measures

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But she said: "At the same time, we hope that Saudi Arabia and Canada will find a civilized solution to their differences". "It's up for the government of Saudi Arabia and the Canadians to work this out", said Heather Nauert, a spokesperson for the state department, on Tuesday. Read More »

NY Republican Chris Collins Arrested for Fraud

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The indictment obtained from a federal grand jury also charges Collins' son, Cameron Collins, as well as the father of his fiancee, Stephen Zarsky. His son then traded on that inside information and passed it to Zarsky, along with numerous unnamed co-conspirators, "so that they could utilize the information for the same goal", according to the indictment. Read More »

Moment man is pulled alive from rubble in quake-hit Lombok

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Rescuers were using heavy duty cutting equipment on Tuesday to prize apart the tangled mound of debris. According to Caruso, even though the Lombok natural disaster occurred on land, it struck right along the coastline, where subsequent landslides into the sea could trigger tsunamis . Read More »

Twitter head Jack Dorsey defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Jones, who has a verified Twitter account with 855,000 followers, had not been barred for a "simple" reason, Dorsey said: "he hasn't violated our rules ". He also encouraged journalists to "refute" false information. "That is what serves the public conversation best". "Truth is we've been bad at explaining our decisions in the past". Read More »

College student includes massive gator in graduation photos

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She had been interning at Gator Country, where she met Big Tex, who at 13ft 8.5in (4.18 metres) is the largest alligator at the Beaumont-based rescue centre. The graduation photos highlight Noland's work during her internship. He will rise out of the water if she gives him the command 'Up, up, up'. Her photos have almost 4,000 shares and over 1,000 likes on Facebook in just three days. Read More »

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The Trump administration announced today that it would impose 25 per cent tariffs on imports of 279 items from China amounting to Dollars 16 billion. Economists had forecast the surplus would be $39.33 billion in July, compared to a surplus of $41.47 billion in June. Trump, who has boasted that trade wars are "easy to win", has threatened to ramp up the pressure and slap tariffs on virtually all of China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not back down and take steps to ... Read More »

Boris Johnson told to apologise over 'totally out of order' burka comments

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A source close to Mr Johnson made clear he was not retracting his comments. "If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists". With no apology forthcoming, founder and president of the Conservative Muslim Forum Lord Sheikh told the BBC the party should take "severe action" against Mr Johnson. Read More »

Rick Gates Forced Into Admitting Extramarital Affair by Paul Manafort’s Lawyer

Downing also mentioned allegations of insider trading, and discussed Gates' relationship with film producer Steven Brown, who is accused of engaging in a scheme to defraud investors in D-list films. Manafort, the high-powered political consultant, is facing 18 counts and a maximum 305-year prison sentence if the Eastern Virginia jury finds him guilty. Read More »

Hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado kills 2 animals

Buses were taking people from the zoo to the high school and as of 5:45 p.m. about three busloads of people remained at the zoo waiting for evacuation. "One animal was Daisy, a 4-year-old muscovy duck. All of us got cut", Hobson said. More than 400 vehicles were significantly damaged , according to KRDO. Read More »

Great white shark breaches below researcher off Cape Cod

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In this case, Skomal was trying to record video of the shark as part of the five-year shark population study he's conducting in association with the AWSC. state of MA. In the video's audio, spotter pilot Wayne Davis is heard directing King toward the shark. "Did you see that?" "White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals". Read More »

Mendocino Complex Fire is now the largest fire in CA state history

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More than 3,700 firefighting personnel are battling the Mendocino Complex , one of about 17 wildfires burning in the state. Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) - an area almost the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles - and are just 30 percent contained, according to state fire authority CalFire. Read More »

German Federal police evacuate part of Frankfurt Airport following security alert

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Around 1,500 flights were set to take off or land at Frankfurt airport on Tuesday. "Despite a positive explosive test, a four-member French family was released into the security area". Frankfurt Airport was evacuated today over concerns that at least one person may have entered a security area unchecked. The carrier has booked 2,000 hotel rooms for the night to accommodate affected passengers, it said. Read More »

Two elderly men 'escape' nursing home to attend German heavy metal festival

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The Deutsche Welle reports the nursing home told police that the two men were missing from their rooms. "But in the end, they went back voluntarily". This year's headliners were Judas Priest, Danzig , Sepultura , Hatebreed , and In Flames . Festival organizers apparently loved their escapade and paid homage to the aging metalheads - without naming them - by noting on the event's Twitter site that there's "no discrimination" against seniors. Read More »

Manafort's right-hand man testifies against him in tax fraud case

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Manafort, a flamboyant figure in Washington for decades, became known for his consulting and lobbying work for ethically questionable global leaders like Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort, a veteran lobbyist, has tried to get the financial charges against him dismissed and arguing that Mr Mueller has a "blank check" that he "has cashed, repeatedly". Read More »

Saddened by DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s death, says PM Modi

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Later, on July 31 the hospital indicated that Karunanidhi may have to have an extended stay at the hospital due to age-related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters. "He is, without a doubt, the most senior statesman in the state's political arena". Since then he continues to be monitored by a team of specialists. Read More »

Senior scientist Aziz Asber killed in Syria

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The explosion occurred on Saturday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said. It said he specialised in developing rocket systems at the centre's Masyaf facility in Hama. On July 22, Israeli air strikes targeted the research unit, which was said to have close links to Iran, according to the UK-based Observatory. The Syrian government, backed by Russian Federation, has denied using, or possessing, chemical weapons . Read More »

Did Saudi Arabia Just Threaten Another 9/11 Attack on Canada? Well, Kinda

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Saudi Arabia has apparently threatened a 9/11-style aircraft attack on Canada in an astonishing tweet. "Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi's sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia". While there were no official comments by the Canadian government on the post, the image was widely shared by Canadian and western media. Canada has said it is "gravely concerned" about the arrests and has called for those detained to be released immediately. Read More »

German couple convicted for selling son online for sex

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A German mother and her partner were convicted Tuesday over the repeated rape of the woman's young son and for selling him for sex on the internet. Diaz received a 10-year prison sentence for 14 counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of rape and one count of bodily harm while making child pornography. Read More »

Massive Highway Explosion In Italy Kills 2, Injures Dozens More

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Part of the bridge then collapsed and the resulting explosion and fire spread to a carpark below the bridge, where several other vehicles caught fire and exploded, United Kingdom -based Mirror reported. Aerial photos showed a gaping hole in the highway next to the tanker. Several hours after the explosion, firefighters said they had extinguished the flames, ANSA reported. Read More »

Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht at centre of graft probe

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Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak is expected to give his statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA), Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim here at 5 pm. Najib set up 1MDB when he took power in 2009, but it accumulated billions in debts. Indonesian authorities detained the super-yacht following a request by the US Department of Justice, which is investigating alleged massive misappropriation involving the 1MDB state fund. Read More »

Once-eased USA economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

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Other suspended sanctions that will be reimposed on November 4 will target the energy, shipping and insurance sectors, and the central bank of Iran. Trump's withdrawal from the historic 2015 nuclear accord in May and the reimposition of embargoes has infuriated his European partners, as many western businesses operating in Iran could now find themselves on the wrong side of the US. Read More »

Baby boy dies after being pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

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Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him Sunday afternoon? Police say it wasn't immediately clear why the child was in the water, and no parent or guardian was present. "She just called me over and said there was a baby in the water", Monte Campbell said. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby". Unsure if someone else had gone in with the baby, rescue crews continued to search the water Sunday night. Read More »

Donald Trump admits son was getting dirt on Hillary Clinton

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Trump". Here's how the accounts about the infamous meeting have evolved. However, he subsequently admitted he had agreed to the meeting after being told he would be offered information that would prove detrimental to Mrs Clinton. "He was coming back from the G-20". Rep. Deb Dingell (D-Mich.) on Monday said the "optics" of Donald Trump Jr . He's also looking at whether Trump's tweets , statements and other actions amount to an attempt to obstruct the investigation. Read More »

Apple removes podcasts by Infowars' Alex Jones

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BuzzFeed earlier reported that Apple had removed the library for five of Jones's six Infowars podcasts, including the shows " War Room " and the daily "The Alex Jones Show". Last month, YouTube prevented him from live streaming his " InfoWars " show after determining videos crossed the line of hate speech against Muslims and transgender people. Read More »

Tantalising taste of rain a mere tease for drought stricken farmers

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A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property located on the outskirts of the northwestern New South Wales town of Walgett in Australia, July 19, 2018. We need to do a better job of looking after them. "There's no end in sight and that is why you get such a large mental health issue associated with drought", Corowa farmer Derek Schoen said. Read More »