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Labour bows to months of pressure by adopting alliance’s anti-semitism code

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Groups including Jewish Voice for Labour called on the party's National Executive Committee to resist calls to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism . Margaret Hodge, a veteran Labour Party parliamentarian, described the move as "two steps forward and one step back" in a post on Twitter on Tuesday. Read More »

Blast near US Embassy in Cairo

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Egyptian security forces close the road towards the U.S. Embassy after a man threw an explosive device in downtown Cairo, Egypt September 4, 2018. An Egyptian man was arrested Tuesday outside the U.S. The area has been cordoned off after the incident, and there is now a heavy presence in the area, with dozens of officers nearby. Please avoid the area and keep an eye on the local media for updates. Read More »

French navy ‘ready to intervene’ to prevent more scallop skirmishes

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French fishermen say they are happy for the British to come back if they approve a "gentlemen's agreement" for no vessels to return until October 1, as in previous years. Derek Meredith, who owns two Devon scallop boats targeted in the skirmish , said: "They need to stop taking the law into their own hands". Mr Travert said he had spoken to his British counterpart and that talks between the two sides were due on Wednesday after French vessels chased their rivals out of the Baie de Seine ... Read More »

Pressure Builds on U.K., European Union to Reach a Brexit Deal

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the bloc has "a coherent market for goods, services, capital and people - our own ecosystem that has grown over decades". Meanwhile, pro-EU campaigners are pushing for a new referendum on any deal agreed between Britain and the EU. And he said the 12-strong cross-party committee - which includes Remainers such as Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and Stafford MP Jeremy ... Read More »

Donald Trump Blames Jeff Sessions for Indictment of Two House Republicans

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As for Hunter, it's true that the federal investigation was opened during the Obama administration. Last month Trump directed Sessions to "look into all of the corruption on the "other side". A spokeswoman for Mr Sessions declined to comment, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The investigation into Mr Hunter began under the presidency of Barack Obama, but the Collins inquiry was launched a year ago. Read More »

Trump Warns Syria’s Assad, Russia, Iran Not to ‘Recklessly Attack’ Idlib

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Assad has sworn to recapture every inch of Syria and has made big gains against rebels since Russian Federation joined the war effort in 2015. Expressing his concern that hundreds of thousands of lives might be at risk during the Syrian army's looming operations to clear the Idlib province of militants, Trump cautioned Damascus, as well as Moscow and Iran , against "making a grave humanitarian mistake ". Read More »

Japan lashed by deadly monster typhoon

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The typhoon was carrying strong winds of up to 162 kilometers per hour (100 mph), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency , with gusts of up to 206 kph measured in Wakayama. According to the coast guard, the tanker was empty and thankfully none of its crew were injured. A deadly heatwave was followed by a sustained and devastating rainfall in central and western Japan that resulted in the deaths of over 200 people. Read More »

Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead

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This incident took place two years after a section of an under-construction flyover collapsed in the Burrabazar area of central Kolkata killing 28 people. The bridge was constructed by the Kolkata Port Trust, but officials alleged that the public works department (PWD) was responsible for its upkeep. Read More »

Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

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Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett echoed the president's words on Sunday during an appearance on "Fox & Friends", in which he said Sessions would be gone after the midterm elections and suggested that Trump appoint Rep. The Justice Department charged Collins early last month with securities fraud and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his efforts to tip off family members with nonpublic stock information to help them avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment ... Read More »

Israel Threatens to Attack Iran Military Targets Installed in Iraq

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It is now in pole position to form the country's next government, Reuters reported. They say the country's missile program is exclusively for defense purposes and is not negotiable as demanded by the United States and European countries. Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources told Reuters that Iran had given ballistic missiles to Shi'ite proxies in Iraq and was developing the capacity to build more there. Read More »

1News reporter released after being detained in Nauru

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Journalists on Nauru were required by the government to follow procedures set by the government, including on conducting stories outside of the Pacific Island Forum . "This Government believes in freedom of the press, throughout the world, and of course that includes the entire Pacific region". National Party foreign affairs spokesman Todd McClay said Dreaver's detention had been unacceptable. Read More »

Almost 90 elephants found dead near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

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According to the South African , Chase reported that there were 55 poached elephant carcasses discovered as of the first week of August, including 33 that were killed in the three months prior, and 22 that were "fresh and thought to have been killed within days of each other". Read More »

Monica Lewinsky abruptly walks off stage over Clinton question

Before leaving the stage, Lewinsky gave a thoughtful, emotional speech to the gathered crowd at the Jerusalem Convention Center. Monica Lewinsky has had it with questions about Bill Clinton , and let it be known in no uncertain terms during an appearance at an anti-bullying event in Israel when a question about her affair with the former US president led her to abruptly halt a QA and storm off the stage. Read More »

Man shouts 'Shame on you' as Cardinal Wuerl addresses sex abuse

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A person attending mass Sunday shouted "shame on you" at Cardinal Donald Wuerl while several others left during his remarks. Pennsylvania's attorney general released the scathing report in August, revealing the results of a two-year investigation into hundreds of sexual abuse allegations. Read More »

Mass shooting in San Bernardino apartment complex

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Police in Southern California say 10 people were shot and wounded after a group playing a game at an apartment complex exchanged gunfire. Multiple handguns and automatic rifles were fired by several suspects who are still at large. San Bernardino was the scene of a 2015 mass shooting in which a husband and wife killed 14 people and wounded 22 others before police shot the couple to death. Read More »

Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

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Remains of the village were uncovered by a French-Egyptian team at Tel Samara, in northeastern Egypt, the ministry said Sunday. Earlier this year, scientists discovered a odd void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza , prompting speculation that we may not yet know all the secrets of the ancient Egyptians. Read More »

Japan braces for 'very strong' typhoon

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Jebi's predicted course could bring it close to parts of western Japan hit by deadly rains and flooding that killed more than 200 people in July. The typhoon is projected to make landfall in western Japan on Tuesday, according to the agency. Read More »

Teenager falls to her death during party in TriBeCa, NYPD says

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Roche was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead, per the New York Post . They say she was at a party at a fifth-floor apartment when she realized her phone was in a locked room and apparently made a decision to try to get in through the window but fell. Read More »

Libya imposes state of emergency in Tripoli

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The fighting erupted last week when armed groups from Tripoli and ones from a town to the south fought for power in Libya's capital. "The detainees were able to force open the doors and leave" as fighting between rival militias raged near the prison of Ain Zara, police said in a statement on Sunday, without specifying what crimes the escapees had committed. Read More »

Trump to skip Asian regional summits; Pence to go instead

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An anti-Trump rally had already been planned for in Sydney for November 19. Mr. Trump, who has said for decades that countries around the world take economic advantage of the United States , has ramped up the "America first" message that he delivered on his trip to Asia past year. Read More »

Chinese kindergarten welcomes kids with a pole dancer

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A kindergarten in Shenzhen has caused quite a stir, after students arrived at the school this morning to a revealing and unquestionably freaky performance to welcome them back from summer vacation. But bringing it into a kindergarten? The school later told parents in an apology letter that the performance was organized to "expose the children to a wider range of dances". Read More »

U.S. confirms death of ISIS leader in Afghanistan

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The last time a U.S. soldier was killed in an insider attack was on July 7 in the country´s south. Six U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year. "The world recognizes Afghanistan can not be a safe haven for terrorism". The death of the leader is the third time USA forces have killed a self-proclaimed head of ISIS in Afghanistan since July 2016, according to the US. Read More »

George Papadopoulos: Trump 'nodded' at suggestion of Putin meeting

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During a national security meeting in March 2016, Papadopoulos is said to have offered to broker a meeting between then-candidate Trump and Putin. This completely contradicts Attorney General Jeff Session's testimony before congress, where he claimed that he "pushed back" at Papadopoulos' idea of meeting with the Russians. Read More »

Nine injured in German protests against migrants

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According to police estimates, a total of 9,500 demonstrators turned up for the separate protests. Huge crowds streamed into the small eastern city from across Germany to make a stand against the far-Right protests which saw foreigners hunted through the streets and neo-Nazis openly giving the Hitler salute last week. Read More »

Store Caught Sticking Googly Eyes On Fish To Make Them Look Fresh

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Others just referred back to the age-old adage: " Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes ". A rival company in Kuwait responded to the incident by advertising the sale of "fish without cosmetic surgery". Social media users took to Twitter to ridicule the unnamed fishmonger's ploy. Did they honestly think people wouldn't notice?' An meme of a cat with one eye that was then given a googly eye stuck on its head for a "confidence boost" was also shared on social ... Read More »

Eight dead in munitions plant explosion near Cape Town

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City of Cape Town fire chief Theo Layne confirmed: "Fire and Rescue responded at 15:45". "The DA conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the eight people who died earlier today in the explosion at a Denel munitions depot near Somerset West". Read More »

2018 beats 1976 to become England's hottest summer on record

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The highest recorded temperature this year was 35.1C in Surrey. The heatwaves that melted Britain in June and July put the average temperate over the last three months at 17.2C - 0.2C fighter than the previous record set in 1976. But despite the weeks-long heatwaves, 2018 was only the joint-hottest summer on record for the United Kingdom as a whole, the Met Office has said. 'The probability of September-November UK average temperature in the warmest of our five categories is around 40%. Read More »