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17,500 Dutchmen gave DNA samples for murder probe. Now, an arrest

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Nicky, then aged 11, was at a summer camp to the south of the Netherlands on August 10, 1998 when he vanished from his tent. "He was taken into custody and will be handed over to the Netherlands", said a statement from police in Limburg, the southern Dutch province where the boy disappeared. Read More »

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

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According to the ministry spokesperson, recent statements by US National Security Advisor John Bolton threatening to bomb Syria could be interpreted as confirmation of such impending airstrikes. "With this accord, we have paved the way for a reconstruction of the Syrian military industries", he said . With help from them and Russian warplanes, Assad has recaptured around two-thirds of the country and is now eyeing the northwest province of Idlib. Read More »

8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

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Fire investigators say the fire started just before 4 a.m.in an enclosed porch at the rear of the structure, although the exact cause of the blaze is not yet known. According to family members, the victims include: three-month-old Maya Almaraz, Ariel Garcia, age five, Lonni Ayala, age three, Gialonni Ayala, age five, Xavier Contreras, age 11, Nathan Contreras, age 13, Giovanni Ayala, age 10, and Victor Mendoza, age 16. Read More »

Vatican led cover-up over shamed cardinal, claims archbishop

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio of the United States, reads the Apostolic Mandate during the Installation Mass of Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago November 18, 2014. Vigano's letter also contains a lengthy diatribe about homosexuals and liberals in the Catholic church, targeting Francis's known supporters in the USA hierarchy. Read More »

Filling John McCain's seat a political balancing act for Arizona governor

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American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris remembered McCain as a "statesman and a national treasure - and an avid supporter of Israel, an ally he first visited almost 40 years ago". In politics, he fell short of his greatest ambition. Opposition leader and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said, " John McCain was not only an American hero , but a hero to many all over the world". Read More »

Myanmar military leaders should be tried for genocide against Rohingya

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Myanmar's Army chief, Min Aung Hlaing and five other top military commanders must be held accountable in line with global norms and standards, the report added. "Through their acts and omissions, the civilian authorities have contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes", the fact-finders said. The investigators, who were never granted access to Myanmar, said they based their findings on interviews with 875 victims and witnesses, as well as satellite imagery and authenticated ... Read More »

Mass shooting reported in Jacksonville, Florida: sheriff's office

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The Los Angeles Times reported that Katz had lost the tournament before he began his rampage. Survivors of February's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida , expressed sorrow at news of another mass shooting in the state. Police have named the shooter as 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland. He was the victor of at least one Madden championship, in 2017. Read More »

Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify

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Pecker is a longtime friend of Trump and Cohen. "He's sitting behind the Resolute Desk and he can push a button and get a Coke but he can't control Michael Cohen ". The conversations reportedly were about Mr Cohen, who this week pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws over payments to two women claiming affairs with Mr Trump before the election. Read More »

US, Russia trade warnings over Syrian chemical weapons

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As the Syrian army prepares to retake the Idlib province from radical groups, analysts are warning about Turkey facing the threat of mass migration and dealing with armed rebels who may also attempt to cross the border into Turkey. Konashenkov accused British special services of being "actively involved" in the "provocation" which will "serve as another reason for the U.S., the United Kingdom and France to hit Syrian government targets with air strikes". Read More »

Crunch time for Afghan Isis after leader is killed in strike

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Abu Sayed, a former ISIS-K leader, was killed in a strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar and Sayed's predecessors were killed by joint US and Afghan operations. U.S. forces in Afghanistan confirmed they had conducted a strike in the location described by Afghan officials, which "targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation". Read More »

Trump vetoed McCain tribute

US Senator John McCain , the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, passed away at the age of 81. Like the late senator, she's a former fighter pilot - one of the first women to fly in combat and an air force colonel. "A passionate advocate for American global leadership, Senator McCain rightly bemoaned those who favored a United States pullback from world affairs", Harris added. Read More »

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Mr McCain , a senator from Arizona, announced he had gioblastoma condition in July 2017, leading many to fear that he would not be around for much longer. In July past year, just after his diagnosis, he took part in a late-night Senate session and gave the deciding vote - with a thumbs-down gesture - against partially repealing the contentious Obamacare healthcare law. Read More »

Sen. Klobuchar Pays Tribute To ‘Mentor’ McCain

But his green status didn't stop veteran Arizona congressman Mo Udall from reaching out, often inviting him to state events and becoming his mentor. Mr Trump, who received serial deferments and did not serve in the military, said Mr McCain was "a war hero (only) because he was captured", adding, "I like people that weren't captured". Read More »

Turkish carriers to fill void after Europeans halt flights to Iran

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British Airways also announced Thursday that it was scrapping its London to Tehran service as it was now not commercially viable. Both airlines said they would cut flights to Tehran due to performance issues , not the sanctions. The BA route was reinstated in the wake of the 2015 accord between western powers and Iran under which most global sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on the country's nuclear program. Read More »

Multiple dead in shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

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CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said its player Drini Gjoka was grazed on the hand. "We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage". One person was taken to Baptist Medical Center with a minor injury. Six male shooting victims in their early- to mid-20s were treated at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, four of whom were shot in the torso, said Marie Crandall, the attending trauma surgeon. Read More »

Two killed, 241 injured as quake rocks Iran, aftershocks felt in Iraq

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Iran´s deadliest quake in recent years was a 6.6-magnitude tremor that struck the southeast in 2003, decimating the ancient mud-brick city of Bam and killing at least 31,000 people. The Iran Daily newspaper reported that the quake had been felt as far away as Baghdad, hundreds of kilometres further west, though no injuries were reported there. Read More »

New Australian PM knows NZ political psyche

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Last week Ms Price called for the Liberal party to adopt rules making it more hard for the party room to spill sitting Prime Ministers. "Despite our hearts tugging us to Julie we need to vote with our heads for Scott in round one". The new ministry includes some of those behind the toppling of Malcolm Turnbull as the Liberal Party tries to heal deep divisions before the next election, due by May 2019. Read More »

Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry

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More voters, 95 percent, were aware of the Access Hollywood tape that came out a month before the 2016 presidential election, in which Trump said he would grab women "by the p****". Although Cohen did not name them, the women were believed to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal . The Manafort charges stem nearly completely from his personal businesses but they came to light after he went to work for Trump. Read More »

Multiple fatalities in Florida mass shooting

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In a presser held by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office , authorities confirmed that they have finished clearing the landing and that there are no outstanding suspects. Drini Gjoka , the player who was reportedly injured during the shooting , tweeted that he was hit in the thumb by a bullet and said it was the "worst day of my life". Read More »

Taliban launch attacks on approaches to Ghazni

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The insurgent group has yet to respond to President Ashraf Ghani's offer earlier this week of a conditional cease-fire for the duration of the Eidul Azha religious holiday that began on Tuesday. He contended that could lead to political reconciliation. "We have an unprecedented window of opportunity for peace now", Gen John Nicholson told Pentagon reporters from Kabul. Read More »

A year since fleeing, Rohingya mother sees little hope for the future

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Waves of Rohingya fled by foot or boat to Bangladesh in an exodus unprecedented in speed and scale. One year on from the exodus sparked by a military operation likened to ethnic cleansing by United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, more than 720,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Cox's Bazar in southern Bangladesh. Read More »

US regained the Second fleet to counter Russian Federation

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USA 2nd Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and the North Atlantic. In May, the Navy announced it was bringing back the 2nd Fleet, which played a key role during the Cold War years with operations in the North Atlantic and supporting USA naval forces in the Mediterranean. Read More »

Bolton: US Sanctions to Stay Until Russia Changes Behavior

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They are authorized by the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act. New U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation for last spring's nerve agent attack in Britain will go into effect Monday, but their impact will be limited among a raft of other punitive measures already in place. Read More »

Trump congratulates new Australian leader: ‘No greater’ friend than Australia

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Australia uses the navy to turn boats back to Indonesia, or banishes refugees to remote immigration camps on the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru. To further complicate matters, Mr Turnbull has signalled he would resign from parliament, which would force a by-election and potentially put the government's one-seat majority at risk and force the new premier to call early elections. Read More »

Afghan President Ghani rejects ministers' resignations

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Officials working directly with the two ministers and Stanekzai were not immediately available to comment. Ghani on Saturday appointed 35-year-old Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan ambassador to United States, to replace Atmar as national security adviser, the presidential spokesman said. Read More »

Trump calls off N Korea trip, to S Korean concern

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The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed "serious concern" about the comments, saying in a statement that it has made "stern representations" to United States officials and would continue to play a positive role in working toward denuclearization. Read More »

7.1-magnitude quake rattles Peru/Brazil border

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USGS said the natural disaster hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia. The quake earlier reported was of magnitude 8 but it slowly upgraded to 8.2. There was no immediate information on damage or casualties. The epicentre of the natural disaster was located 250 km northwest of Puerto Maldonado in Peru . Read More »

Disgraced ex-Trump lawyer Cohen crowdfunding legal bills

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It was not clear whether Weisselberg and Pecker testified as part of investigations targeting someone other than Cohen. Two executives at American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer , a supermarket tabloid reportedly involved in making the payments, have also been granted immunity in the investigation, Vanity Fair magazine reported . Read More »

PM Scott Morrison announces his new ministry

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Marise Payne will take over from Julie Bishop who is missing from the coalition front bench for the first time in 15 years after she resigned as foreign affairs minister earlier the same day . "I want to thank those that have been serving, in particular Julie Bishop, who I would have very much welcomed her continuing role in the ministry, but totally understand and respect the decision that she has made", he said. Read More »

The Left Sidesteps Mollie Tibbett’s Murder

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The next thing Bahena Rivera claims to remember is that he found a headphone piece in his lap, and then realized he put Tibbetts in his trunk, according to the affidavit. Speaking to the OH state Republican Party's annual dinner, Mr. Trump predicted, "This November we are going to win really big". Iowa Republicans, from Gov. Read More »