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S. Koreans head for family reunions in North after decades apart

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Just one section of the Panmunjom declaration, agreed to by Kim and Moon, deals with the matter of the peninsula's "complete denuclearisation". Kim met with his Chinese counterpart before and after the North Korea-U.S. Analysts say North Korea sees the reunions as an important bargaining chip with the South, and doesn't want them expanded because they give its people better awareness of the outside world. Read More »

U.S. indicts 2 Iranians for stalking Israeli, Jewish targets

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The two men were arrested August 9 and criminal complaints were unsealed after an indictment was returned Monday in the District of Columbia. "Doostdar and Ghorbani are alleged to have acted on behalf of Iran , including by conducting surveillance of political opponents and engaging in other activities that could put Americans at risk", Assistant Attorney General Demers said in a statement . Read More »

Iran says US 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

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Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship & subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years". The US has been fairly open about spreading misinformation against Iran in trying to organize protests against the government, and in recent weeks has presented those protests as proof the Iranian government needs to make radical changes. Read More »

United Nations watchdog: No indication North Korea stopped its nuclear activities

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Reuters noted growing enthusiasm in Seoul for North and South Korea to request a formal conclusion of the Korean War at the U.N. General Assembly next month. Raddatz referenced this tweet, and asked Bolton if he thought that China had ever meddled in US elections. "I like him. He likes me", he said. In the interview, Trump credited his "great chemistry" with Kim for easing a nuclear standoff that a year ago raised fears of a new Korean war. Read More »

U.S. Deports Its Last Known Nazi Suspect

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Palij has been living in Jackson Heights, Queens for 13 years. He landed in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Tuesday . He served as a guard at a Nazi forced labor camp during the Second World War. New York City Alerts shared an ABC News video on Twitter of Palij being removed from his home by officials. "The efforts invested by the United States in getting Palij deported are really noteworthy and I'm very happy to see that they finally met with success". Read More »

Intense fighting erupts in Kabul after rockets fired

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Sporadic clashes between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces erupted on the outskirts of Ghazni on August 20 as aid workers tried to get help into the city, aid agency officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and no group claimed responsibility, but the high-profile assault seemed likely to signal a rejection by Taliban insurgents of Ghani's offer Sunday for a conditional three-month truce if the militant group agreed to honor it. Read More »

Dramatic video shows Florida deputy rescue girl from hot vehicle

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He races to put her in his own police vehicle, where he turns the air conditioning on in an attempt to revive the child - but feared she was dead. For more than 12 hours, the 3-year-old girl had sat in a sweltering vehicle. "Once the cold air hit her, that's when I started noticing her eyes kind of fluttering", said Dunn. Florida police video shows Deputy Bill Dunn rescuing a three-year-old girl. Read More »

Taiwan loses another diplomatic ally as El Salvador switches to Beijing

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Taiwan announced Tuesday that it had broken off diplomatic ties with El Salvador as it believes the Central American country will establish ties with Beijing . While details of El Salvador's motivation for switching allegiance are as yet unclear, Wu's statement suggests San Salvador has been tempted by a similar package of investments and cut-price loans as was offered to the Dominican Republic , potentially running into the billions of dollars. Read More »

Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha

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The Islamic pilgrimage must be carried out at least once in a lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically able. Scores of pilgrims gathered at the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina, early in the day, for Eid prayers. Kenyans were woken up with prayers in the wee hours of Tuesday as Muslims celebrated Eid Al Adha . Eid Al Adha celebrations also coincide with the Haj pilgrimage and for the pilgrims, the celebration begins after the descent of the Haj pilgrims from the Mount Arafat on ... Read More »

China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers

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A new report from the Pentagon says China's military has aggressively expanded its bomber operations in recent years and is "likely training for strikes" against the U.S. The real threat to regional peace and stability is the U.S. sending warplanes and ships to the South China Sea in the name of "freedom of navigation", he said. Read More »

Kerala floods: 1 mn people in relief camps, says Tourism Minister

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NDRF, Army, Navy and Coast Guard are conducting massive rescue missions in these areas. Kerala has been lashed by torrential monsoon rains since the end of May, triggering landslides and flash floods that have swept away entire villages. Efforts are being made to rebuild the state from the devastating floods said to be the worst in a century. Officials from Kerala had called to thank Telangana for its help so far including Rs 25 crore cash , 50 reverse osmosis water purifiers and ... Read More »

Chris Watts charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, 2 daughters

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According to Watts' unsealed arrest affidavit , the former oil worker claimed he strangled his pregnant wife Shanann "in a rage" after witnessing the deaths of his daughters Bella , 4, and Celeste , 3, on a baby monitor. Mr Watts said to police that he then told his wife that he wanted to split up. She added that she wasn't shocked by Watts' arrest. In a second motion, obtained by CNN affiliate KDVR , defense attorneys asked the court to compel the coroner's office to look for DNA ... Read More »

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership vote, but threat still remains

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has positioned himself to move if he chooses. However the ABC understands that despite Mr Dutton challenging him for the leadership, Mr Turnbull later offered his rival the chance to stay on. The move triggers a cabinet reshuffle amid recriminations over the cabinet ministers who are suspected of fuelling some of the instability in recent days, raising questions over whether any of Mr Dutton's allies may also stand down. Read More »

Peter Dutton launches challenge against Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership

The result is being seen as a "first strike" against the Prime Minister with a margin of victory that gives his enemies hope of gaining more numbers for a second attempt at the leadership. Mr Abbott told reporters outside Parliament House on Monday evening. 'I think this stability in our government has helped key outcomes like the strong performance we had on jobs'. Read More »

Spain: Police shoot dead knife attacker near Barcelona

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The man is said to have shouted "Allah is great" as he lunged at his targets, having gained entry to the station shortly before 6am by repeatedly pressing the buzzer at the security door and speaking to those inside over an intercom. The station and the assailant's residence have been cordoned off by police, who are now investigating the background and motivation for the attack. Read More »

Korean families separated for decades after war to be reunited

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Inter-Korean family reunion participants prepare to depart for North Korea from a hotel resort in Sokcho on August 20, 2018. In South Korea , more than half of the 132,600 people who applied for reunions - including some of those who got to see their relatives - have died. Read More »

Spokane air quality reaches "hazardous" conditions

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A wider air quality warning is forecast to remain in effect through at least noon Tuesday. "It's bad out there", Henderson said. People with chronic sinus issues, chronic lung issues, and asthma may experience symptoms as well due to small particulate matter in the air. Read More »

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller

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People familiar with Trump's thinking told the Times that his realization that he was unaware of what McGahn shared with Mueller's team shook the President, who is said to be obsessed with the informant role that John W. McGahn to refrain from discussing any matters. As White House counsel since the beginning of the Trump administration, McGahn could have rare insight into the president's thinking. Read More »

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

About 132,600 individuals were listed as separated families by the end of July. Han also broke down, rubbing her cheeks against theirs and holding their hands tightly. Her son showed her pictures of his family in the North - including her late husband - telling her: "This is a photo of Father". "I never imagined this day would come", Lee said. Read More »

Gunmen fire at USA embassy in Turkey amid tensions

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Earlier Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration rebuffed Turkey's offer to release pastor Andrew Brunson if the U.S. Turkey has also increased imports tariffs on some products. Turkey's economy is already vulnerable because of heavy foreign currency borrowing that fueled high growth for years. Read More »

United States welcomes Afghanistan's latest ceasefire offer to Taliban

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Ayubi said he believes the Taliban were looking for government employees or members of the security forces who usually go home for the holidays. The Taliban did not respond to requests for comment after the announcement but released a statement saying they planned to free "hundreds of prisoners" during Eid. Read More »

Woman Rescued Ten Hours After Falling From Cruise Ship

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The circumstances of the incident were being investigated and the British Embassy in Croatia was informed. The woman was on the Norwegian Star near Croatia when she fell overboard, according to the cruise line. Mr Walker said he believed that crews were hesitant to carry out exhaustive search and rescue operations for fear of causing delays. A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson told Starts at 60 that the company was very happy that the woman would soon be reunited with her family and ... Read More »

Mueller Wants Up To 6 Months In Prison For Ex-Trump Aide

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In October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to Mueller and his team - which, according to Politico , made him the first to plead guilty in the Mueller investigation. According to that indictment, by April 2016, the Russian intelligence operatives had already stolen emails from several Democratic groups including the Clinton campaign and were beginning to plan how they were going to release the documents. Read More »

Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

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The rationale used by Trump and now by Giuliani contradicts a statement the president helped craft in 2017, which said the meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya had been arranged to discuss USA policies for adopting Russian children. "We get very nervous that they're trying to trap him into perjury, which is not supposed to be what they're doing", he said on Sunday Morning Futures . Read More »

Egypt expresses support for India after Kerala flooding - Politics - Egypt

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The 22 deaths reported during the day were in Ernakulam , Thrissur, Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Chengannur districts. The Red Alert indicates extremely heavy to heavy rain. The Kerala government has said it faces an "extremely grave" crisis and Vijayan warned of further torrential rainfall hitting the region over the weekend. Read More »

ICE Detained a Man Taking His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital

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Joel Arrona-Lara, 36, was taken into custody in San Bernardino after stopping for gas with his wife and being questioned by two agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement . We were only three blocks away. In a second statement released later on Saturday, the agency said that he is wanted for murder in Mexico. The whole ordeal for her has been a nightmare, she said. Read More »

New Zealand Women's Minister Cycles To Hospital To Give Birth

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Fittingly, Genter's news was paired with several images of her standing beside her bike at the hospital, and another of her actually on the bike. Announcing her journey to hospital, Genter wrote on Instagram: "Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby". Read More »

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests: medics

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The report said Sisi's message was that Israel, the Arab world, and the worldwide community needed to press Abbas to return to Gaza, even though he is opposed. An Israeli soldier was killed by a Gaza sniper during this same period. Abdulatif al-Qanou'a, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in an emailed statement that the Great March of Return will continue "until it achieves its goals". Read More »

N. Korea sanctions: Russian Federation ponders retaliatory measures against US

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China's Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Company, its Singapore-based affiliate SINSMS and Profinet, a Russian company, as well as its director general were targets of the fresh sanctions. Following the talks, the sides signed a joint document, according to which the U.S. will provide the DPRK with security guarantees and North Korea undertakes commitments on denuclearization. Read More »

Manafort trial judge has been threatened, has U.S. Marshals protection

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The jury had not reached the verdict by the end of the day Friday, and will reconvene Monday. "I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort ", Trump said . They also alleged that Manafort had lied to banks in order to take out more than $20 million in loans after his Ukrainian political work dried up in 2015 and accused him of hiding foreign bank accounts from federal authorities. Read More »

White House counsel cooperated extensively with Mueller's investigators

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This morning, in a firestorm of tweets directed toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Russian Federation investigation, President Trump issued one statement that is as outlandish and as confrontational as they come. Mueller had requested to speak with McGahn about the circumstances surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's firing and his reported involvement in the event surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation, the ... Read More »

In Uganda, a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

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Bobi Wine , who is now detained at Makindye military barracks in the capital Kampala, can't walk on his own, can barely talk and has several wounds all over his body, according to his wife and lawyers who have been allowed to visit him. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga yesterday dispatched a team of MPs from Kampala, to follow the court proceedings of their colleagues in Gulu . Read More »

Israel’s Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan

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Reza Aslan, a scholar, author and TV host, said he was detained and questioned while attempting to enter Israel from Jordan for his fourth time in the last 10 years. After retelling the story of his detention, Aslan denounced the tactic used by Israeli authorities as "classic police state trick. I'm against the occupation, not Israel". Read More »

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

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The climax of the Hajj includes the Eid al-Adha festival, which is one of Islam's two major festivals and involves the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep, goat, or cow. People who are older or have mobility issues may find it hard, so wheelchairs and motorized carts are now on-hand. Muslim pilgrims pray around the Holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca on September 27, 2014. Read More »