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1 dead, 4 injured in a shooting near Auburn University

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "Auburn Police Officers were already in the immediate vicinity of the call dispersing a large crowd. Officers confirmed shots were being fired and located several victims", police said. The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m. central time on the 200 block of West Magnolia Avenue, the Auburn Police Division said in a release. Students are asked to report any suspicious activity or tips regarding the incident to authorities. Read More »

Protesters burn Iranian consulate in Iraq's Basra

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Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi called it a "savage attack", while Iraq's foreign ministry said it was "an unacceptable act undermining the interests of Iraq and its global relations". The unrest has thrust Iraq into a major new crisis at a time when politicians have yet to agree a new government after an inconclusive election in May. Read More »

Myanmar says International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in Rohingya

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The ruling came in response to a request by the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, who argued that although Myanmar was not a member of the court, the crime continued into Bangladesh, which is a member. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are two Reuter journalists that have been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for allegedly breaching Myanmar's state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims. Read More »

17 dead as plane plunges into river in South Sudan

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The plane crashed by a river and an eye witness had earlier informed the press that some of the bodies had been recovered. The aircraft was carrying 23 people from the capital, Juba, to the city of Yirol on Sunday. The plane carried a total of 22 people and two were still missing. The United Nations radio station Radio Miraya said there "about 20 people on board" and that there were only three survivors. Read More »

Fired-up Obama attacks Republicans for failing to keep Trump in check

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Former President Barack Obama speaks to a full crowd at the University of IL campus in Urbana on Friday. "I have to say this to President Obama: if Democrats got in, with their agenda, in November of nearly two years ago, instead of having 4.2 up, I believe you would have 4.2 down - you'd be in negative numbers". Read More »

Pence: I'm Confident No One on My Staff Wrote the NYT Column

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When asked Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation if he had participated in any 25th Amendment conversations concerning Trump, Pence - who would ascend to the presidency if it were invoked - responded, "No. "What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table", Mr Pence said on Fox News . He cited national security concerns for what would amount to an extraordinary criminal probe should Attorney General Jeff Sessions decide to pursue one. Read More »

Swedish centre-left in slim lead, Sweden Dems gain

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The Sweden Democrats are bidding to become the biggest populist party in the Nordic region, topping the Danish People's Party, which gained 21 percent in 2015, and trump the 12.6 percent for the far-right Alternative for Germany, which swept into the Bundestag a year ago. Read More »

Trump says he doesn't talk the way Woodward portrays him

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Under that theory, Michael Socolow, a communications professor at the University of ME, outlined a six-point argument on Twitter , including that Coats publicly laughed at Trump when he was told the US president wanted to invite Vladimir Putin to the White House . Read More »

Mike Pence: No-one on my staff wrote Trump 'resistance' op-ed

President Trump is doing for the people of this country". "People who work for him are anxious - that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or financial security of the world", Woodward said on the "Sunday Morning" broadcast. Read More »

Former Trump campaign aide sentenced - and his lawyer blames Trump

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Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to fourteen days in federal prison and one year supervised release for lying to FBI investigators about his Russian Federation contacts during the 2016 election. "It was at best begrudging efforts to cooperate and we don't think they were substantial or significant in any regard", he said. Papadopoulos insisted that he could not comment on further details of his conversations Justice Department officials, given Mueller's special counsel investigation ... Read More »

Protesters storm Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Basra ZlotoNews

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They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information. His decision came after protesters took to the streets, which made it hard for security forces to enforce the curfew. But Iraqis remain sceptical as the country remains in a political limbo after May elections with the formation of a new government still to be sealed . Read More »

Section 377 verdict: United Nations hails historic judgment

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The top court's historic judgment triggered widespread celebrations among sections of civil society, human rights and the LGBT community. He added that the battle is not yet over with the verdict and now the mindset of the people has to be changed and it is changing. Read More »

Tensions Between US And Russian Forces Escalate In Syria

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Russia has warned the USA that the Russian and Syrian militaries are prepared to launch an offensive on the US -controlled Al-Tanf military base in Syria . Tensions in Syria have been running high as the Syrian regime prepares an offensive on the last rebel stronghold of Idlib. James Jeffrey, U.S. special representative for Syria , warned Thursday, "there's lots of evidence that chemical weapons are being prepared". Read More »

China's Xi congratulates N. Korea on anniversary

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The strong emphasis on the economy underscores leader Kim Jong Un's new strategy of putting economic development front and center. With Xi officially out, no major world leaders were expected to join in, though delegations from countries such as Syria, Vietnam and nations across Africa that have friendly relations with the North sent high-level delegations. Read More »

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N.Korea: Woodward

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Kelly , who has threatened to quit several times , telling a small group of colleagues, "He's an idiot". "Speculation that The New York Times op-ed was written by me or my Principal Deputy is patently false", he said . Steve Herman reported this story for VOA News. Trump, appearing at an unrelated event Wednesday at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed. Read More »

Caller Blasts White House Whistleblower's Attack On Donald Trump As "Fake News"

If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves. That measure defines methods to legally remove a president from office. The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible. The press secretary accused the writer of "not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people". Read More »

Barack Obama speaks in California after opening salvo against Trump in IL

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Obama did not mention any Democratic candidates from IL in his speech, although gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, Comptroller Susana Mendoza and state Treasurer Mike Frerichs were all in the crowd. "A fear and anger that's rooted in our past but it's also born out of the enormous upheavals that are taking place in your brief lifetimes". "I've found he's very good, very good for sleeping", Trump said. Read More »

TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening

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According to NHC's 11 p.m. update, Florence is a tropical storm moving west at about 6 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of up to 70 miles per hour. Florence's precise path remained uncertain on Saturday, but the NHC said the "risk of direct impact" somewhere between Florida and North Carolina was increasing. Read More »

Turkey to open Paraguay embassy

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However, on Wednesday, Benitez announced the relocation of the embassy back to Tel Aviv, to which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by deciding to close closure the Israeli embassy in Paraguay . The status of Jerusalem - home to sites holy to the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions - is one of the thorniest obstacles to forging a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Minister promises power back in quake-hit Japan

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Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko told reporters that the extensive power loss was caused by an emergency shutdown of the main thermal power plant that supplies half the electricity to Hokkaido. Many people spent the night in the station because of the availability of restrooms and public phones. Power was knocked out across the island. High winds smashed a tanker into a bridge, forced one of the country's largest airports to close and left at least 10 people dead . Read More »

Pakistan Fires Top Ahmadi Economist After Backlash

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Pakistan Premier Imran Khan's government backed down on Friday over its controversial decision to appoint a member of a persecuted religious minority as an economic adviser, underscoring the pressure it faces from hardline Islamists. Read More »

Five people found dead in Perth

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It's understood children believed to live at the house included a three-year-old, and two 18-month-old twins. "I'm still in shock". No charges have been laid yet and it is unclear on whether the man is related to the victims. Police have not revealed what he told officers when he turned up at the police station but Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said there were no ongoing concerns for public safety over the "tragic incident". Read More »

Returns the Paraguay Embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to tel Aviv

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A delighted Palestinian foreign ministry said that Paraguay had pledged to return the embassy two weeks ago during a visit by foreign minister Riad Al Maliki to the south American country. "Only respecting worldwide law and United Nations resolutions will help to achieve a just and lasting peace", he added. The about-turn prompted Israel to announce the drastic step that it was closing its embassy in Asuncion and warning that Paraguay's decision will worsen ties between the countries. Read More »

Wet weekend ahead with Flash Flood Watch in effect for central Indiana

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Look for much cooler highs in the 70's Monday and Tuesday before thermometers rebound quickly into the mid-upper 80's late-week. Flooding is possible along regional streams and creeks, as well as in roadways and low-lying areas. Rainfall rates should stay manageable in most spots, but travelers should plan ahead for some delays at the start of the week. Some light rain and patchy drizzle already showing up on the radar early , with off and on light rain chances expected throughout the day. Read More »

China says has to retaliate if US implements new tariffs

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But Trump's latest threat, which could take effect as early as Thursday, would amplify the commercial battle fourfold. Between Canada, the European Union, and China , that is a $53.25 billion swing to the negative. However, businesses warn there are other ways China can strike back, through regulations and other administrative means. Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist at Jefferies, told Business Insider , there is worry among economists that these numbers will drive Trump to ... Read More »

President Trump's New Election Pitch: Vote for Republicans or I'll Be Impeached

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Kaiser said Tester had demonstrated a "proven bipartisan record of working with this administration when it helps Montana and oppose them when it doesn't". Some Democratic lawmakers have avoided speaking publicly about impeachment of late ahead of what is expected to be a closely watched election. "I don't think we should be talking about impeachment". Read More »

Woman mistakes dynamite for candle during power outage, loses several fingers

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She suffered extreme injuries to one of her hands, including the potential loss of more than one of her fingers. Home Depot was closed. No one else in the home was hurt, though the woman's husband and children were home at the time. Police said while fireworks and dynamite are against the law in the state of CT, no charges will be pressed because it seemed that the current homeowners had no idea explosives were in their house. Read More »

Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama

The former president said his presidency of eight years pulled the U.S. economy out of crisis. He ended the speech by saying he believed in them and promising he'll be "right there with you every step of the way". "Our antibodies kick in and people of goodwill from across the political spectrum call out the bigots and the fearmongers and work to compromise and get things done and promote the better angels of our nature". Read More »

Trump urges Sessions to probe anonymous op-ed

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But from inside what has been called "the leakiest White House ever" it quickly became clear that neither the "adults" nor institutional weight could seriously curtail Trump - a man who has come to be widely viewed in establishment Washington as an erratic, incompetent and at times unsafe president. Read More »

"#PlaidShirtGuy" removed from Trump rally for facial expressions

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It's no wonder that Linfesty wasn't too bothered by the removal, though, considering that he openly supports the Democrats (and can even be seen wearing a social democrats sticker while standing behind the president). Where Linfesty could not find common ground was with Trumps tax plan, which he believes benefits the top 1% and not the middle class. Soon after Tyler pinned a rose emblem representing the Democratic Socialists of America on the right side of his shirt, a stand-in was sent to ... Read More »

Egypt court sends 75 to death over 2013 protest

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Those sentenced to death by hanging include senior Brotherhood leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi and prominent Islamist preacher Safwat Higazi. Of the 75 defendants facing the death penalty, 44 were in the dock while the rest were tried in absentia. "He already spent five years, which means he will get out", the photojournalist's lawyer, Karim Abdel Rady, said . Read More »