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French and British boats clash in 'scallop war'

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Some boats have been reportedly damaged in the skirmish, with three said to have suffered holes. "One of the shackles smashed a galley window which is serious because it means the boat isn't watertight". Britain's scallop fishing industry provides for 1,200 jobs and is worth some £120million a year. The so-called " scallop war " erupted 12 miles off the Normandy coast on Tuesday night. Read More »

Trump speaks about McCain

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On Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican said he would carry on McCain's legacy by lobbying President Donald Trump to keep USA troops in Afghanistan, apparently in perpetuity, according to The Washington Examiner. Graham is scheduled to read scripture at McCain's service Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and will give a tribute Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Naval Academy service. Read More »

Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

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Embassy in Hanoi on Monday. Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of CT, who was one of McCain's closest friends in the Senate , said the death of McCain means America has lost one of its greatest patriots and public servants in its history. Read More »

Theresa May mocked after dancing with school children during South Africa visit

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Speaking during a business forum in Cape Town, May downplayed suggestions that the process could hurt SA's drive to attract investment, saying the United Kingdom was, in fact, looking to invest heavily in SA and Africa in the coming years. Former foreign minister Boris Johnson , whose July departure from the cabinet brought May's government to the brink, said in his resignation speech that May's current Brexit policy would hamper London's ability to strike independent trade deals. Read More »

NYPD Handles ‘Sting’ Operation in Times Square

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Manhattan locals got quite the surprise today when a swarm of bees shut down a busy street after they chose to call a shop umbrella their home. He also runs the official NYPD Bees Twitter account , which was buzzing with likes and retweets as many New Yorkers learned that their police force had beekeepers on staff. Read More »

Primary Elections Held in Arizona and Florida

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But the races, especially in Arizona , will take on special meaning following the death of Sen. Jeff Flake's Senate seat. McSally, who was poised early on to be the party's nominee, aligned herself with President Donald Trump from the start of her campaign, despite calling him "disgusting" two years ago after a tape of Trump allegedly admitting to sexual assault surfaced. Read More »

Texas man says he plans to sell 3D-printed guns despite ruling

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Cody Wilson says he began selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he believes that selling them, instead of posting the plans for free, will not run afoul of the Seattle federal judge's Monday order. According to Wilson, his press conference was created to correct media misinformation and headlines that state downloadable guns are now illegal, something Wilson said has never been the case. Read More »

White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump announces agreement with Mexico on NAFTA overhaul Grassley: Trump will tackle prison reform "soon after" the midterms Grassley tries to overcome Hatch objections to disclosing drug prices in ads MORE (R-Utah) says a White House statement honoring the late Sen. Read More »

14-foot squid washes up on shore in New Zealand

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Stretched out alongside their find, Jack Aplin's feet barely reached the beginning of the squid's tentacles . Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin were driving along on a track near Red Rocks on the city's South Coast when they came across the beached cephalopods. Read More »

As Tributes for McCain Pour in, Trump Reaction Criticized

John McCain's death , President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the USA flag at half-staff until his burial. In a contrast with the White House, Senate leaders of both parties have formally requested American flags at government buildings remain at half-staff to honor Sen. Read More »

Ron DeSantis vs. Adam Putnam

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While Putnam was focused on a grassroots campaign, DeSantis was an nearly nightly feature on Fox News, usually defending Trump. Sharon Grant said she was planning to vote for Putnam - until Trump weighed in on the race. And while Scott has a primary in the U.S. Senate race, it's a foregone conclusion that he'll cruise to victory in the effort to unseat Democratic U.S. Read More »

Hurricane's Death Toll in Puerto Rico Put at almost 3,000

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The toll was drastically raised after researchers with the George Washington University's Milken School of Public Health studied deaths in Puerto Rico between September 2017 to February 2018. The second phase of the study will examine causes and contributing factors behind the deaths, said Carlos Santos-Burgoa, a professor of global health who was the lead investigator of the study. Read More »

Trump colors USA flag wrong, draws laughs and flak

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Everything appeared to be going well for President Donald Trump when he chose to visit the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Twitter users were also quick to suggest Mr Trump was actually attempting to colour in the Russian flag, which is made up of three horizontal layers of white, blue and red, at a time when the FBI is investigating his campaign's ties to Russia before the 2016 election. Read More »

UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen

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The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during more than three years of fighting against rebels in Yemen, three UN experts have said. Read More »

Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

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Julian Ramirez, an 18-year-old political science student in Bogota, said he has been campaigning for the anti-corruption referendum since last year, when activists collected four million signatures to get officials to fund the vote . It is widely expected that many opposed to the measures will not vote. Uribe, whose administration was dogged by corruption probes, is under investigation by the Supreme Court for alleged witness tampering and bribery. Read More »

Trump Slams Google, Says Bias Against Conservatives 'Will Be Addressed'

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House of Representatives committee on September 5. What is known is that Google typically ranks popular, trusted news outlets ahead of others. President Trump on Tuesday vowed to look into Google's alleged bias against conservative media, writing on Twitter that it's a "very serious situation" and "will be addressed". Read More »

News Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain memorial service

It came after growing outcry over Mr Trump's lack of praise for the 81-year-old former Republican presidential candidate, with whom he frequently clashed ever since his 2016 presidential bid. 'We very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country, ' he said. After Trump noted the death of McCain in a concise and rather dryly-worded tweet on Saturday, without issuing an official statement, he faced a fierce backlash from both Democrats and Republicans. Read More »

Iran's Parliament ousts finance minister

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Critics of Rouhani's government say it squandered the opportunities presented by the nuclear deal, which now looks increasingly moribund after the USA pulled out of the agreement in May and began reintroducing sanctions. "I want to assure the Iranian nation that we will not allow the USA plot against the Islamic Republic to succeed", Rouhani said told parliament in a session that was broadcast live on state television. Read More »

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

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Seehofer told ZDF television on Sunday he's making good progress toward a deal with Italy . Arrivals to Italy - and to Europe overall - have more than halved in 2017 to just over 172,300. It prompted the United Nation's refugee agency to implore other countries to take responsibility. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement that Europe has recognised "a fundamental and legal obligation" to help "people fleeing war, violence and persecution" throughout its ... Read More »

Giant squid-mutant discovered on the beach in New Zealand

That morning the three brothers went to the coast of Wellington , to go diving, when I came across a unusual creature. Driving along a track near Red Rocks on the city's south coast , the brothers pulled over to take a closer look at the enormous 4.2 metre squid. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in South Africa

May is accompanied by a business delegation made up of 29 representatives from United Kingdom business, half of them small and medium enterprises. She said the United Kingdom wanted to "deepen and strengthen its global partnerships" as it prepared to leave the European Union in 2019. Read More »

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

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The prime minister's trip comes a week before the huge Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing. A statement posted on the UK Government website states that the two leaders will discuss on how British soldiers training in Kenya and other African countries can acquire techniques needed to identify and destroy improvised explosive devices before they go to fight Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Read More »

Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his USA counterpart Donald Trump have agreed to bolster tourism, trade relations and improve security, especially in the Horn of Africa. And we're working very much on security right now. Trump did not respond to repeated questions about Sen. He also met business executives of leading U.S. Read More »

Federal judge to rule on 3D guns Monday

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U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik extended his previous ruling that barred Defense Distributed and its founder, Cody Wilson , from uploading directions to the internet for printing 3D guns. Judge Lasnik in his ruling observes that the legal battle raises important issues, like whether computer code is speech, but he declines to tackle those issues and instead presumes that Defense Distributed has a First Amendment right to publish CAD files. Read More »

Dershowitz says NY probe, not Mueller, is 'greatest threat' to Trump

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As to Dershowitz's reference to the president's constitutional protections in the Mueller probe, the special counsel wants to speak to Trump about obstruction of justice, sources have told ABC News. "And that's why his lawyers are so strongly recommending against it". "And if he listened to those four things, he'd be in less trouble than he is today", Dershowitz said. Read More »

What Will Happen to John McCain's Senate Seat?

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But Cindy McCain's politics are largely unknown. Arizona will accord McCain that honour on Wednesday, when he would have turned 82. " John McCain was one of them", Schumer said . "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain , " Trump tweeted on Saturday". A screenshot of the Facebook post obtained by the Arizona Republic . Read More »

WH Re-Lowers Flag For McCain After Taking Heat From Vets' Groups

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The tributes followed the perceived snub when the White House flag returned to full staff on Monday, following McCain's Saturday death, only to returned to half-staff later in the afternoon. John McCain's farewell statement , after he died of brain cancer on the weekend, contained clear rebukes of President Trump. At about 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, a private memorial service will take place at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Read More »

Iran earthquake of magnitude 6.0 kills one, many injured

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Two aftershocks above 3.0 on the Richter scale were also recorded. A magnitude-5.9 quake hit western Iran on Sunday, killing at least three, and injuring 243 others, semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Red Crescent Society of Kermanshah Province has dispatched 24 rescue teams to Tazeh Abad and the villages affected. A crisis center was set up, with hospitals and relief organizations placed on alert. Read More »

Donald Trump Refuses to Answer McCain Questions In White House

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In his failed run against Barak Obama for the presidency in 2008, he excoriated the Democrats for wanting to make a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, and he voted against it. Trump, who shared a rocky relationship with McCain tweeted, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain ". McCain's funeral plans were no secret. Read More »

Tropical Storm Lane Now Quickly Weakening to the SSW of Oahu

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And there is still a lot more rain on the way. "Although Lane is weakening, it is still expected to produce total rainfall of 10 to 20 inches in some areas", Weather Service officials said. The volcano has settled down since, but it is still active. Lane will likely lose it's tropical storm status sometime in the next 36 hours. The observatory also lost communication with some monitoring stations. Read More »

Air quality advisory lifted for Metro Vancouver, Central Fraser Valley

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Since Aug. 8, according to data from the Spokane Clear Air Agency, the region has experienced 11 days of air in at least the " Unhealthy for Some Groups" category. So far, Quebec is exempt from the air quality advisory. Visit www.weather.gc.ca to stay up to date with all of Environment Canada's weather and air quality advisories. Read More »