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Trump lacks legal authority to send military to U.S.-Mexico border

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Trump claimed that "Criminal elements and DRUGS [are] pouring in" and that it is "All Democrats [sic] fault for weak laws!" On Wednesday, the president also threatened to cut US aid to the Northern Triangle countries - Honduras , Guatemala and El Salvador - saying "all payments made to them will STOP (END)!". Read More »

Serbian Bishops Back Russian Patriarch on Ukraine

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The move led to the Russian Orthodox Church breaking from the Greek Orthodox Church. A danger for Orthodox Christians after a row between Moscow and Constantinople demands unity and prayers from the faithful, Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East said on Wednesday while visiting Serbia. Read More »

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

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After shaking his hand and walking back up to the podium, Trump told the crowd: "Never wrestle him". President Donald Trump praised Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs , an attack that resulted in a guilty plea and a sentence that included community service and anger management classes. Read More »

US, Saudi Arabia agree on "thorough" investigation of journalist's disappearance

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A high-level Turkish official says police have found "certain evidence" during their search of the Saudi Consulate showing that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. Nils Melzer, the United Nations special investigator on torture, said that if Turkey and Saudi Arabia can't conduct "a credible and objective investigation", then global involvement may be needed. Read More »

GIANTS Lend Support to Invictus Games

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The flag will fly 134 meters (440 feet) above Sydney Harbor until the games close on October 27. Team Canada, including 18 military members and 22 veterans, will compete in 11 sports ranging from archery to a driving challenge over the week-long competition from October 20-27. Read More »

Israel's Supreme Court lifts entry ban for United States student

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Two lower courts had upheld the ban, but the Supreme Court's three-judge panel said on Thursday that cancelling Ms Alqasem's visa and deporting her did not serve the fight against worldwide anti-Israel boycotts. It accepted the student's claim she had ended pro-boycott activity in April 2017 and noted she had since engaged in Holocaust studies. "Lara has ensured that no one else should be denied the right to enter Israel based on sloppy Google searches and dossiers by shadowy smear ... Read More »

South Korean president shares invitation to North Korea with Pope Francis

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And as seen from the level of welcome and firsts for President Moon's visit, ... like the special mass for peace even during the busy weeks of Synod, or the meeting with bishops from around the world, ... President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands with Pope Francis before the start of their face-to-face meeting, Thursday night, in Vatican City. Moon also had an important role in setting up a June meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump that took place in Singapore, where they announced ... Read More »

Mexico asks United Nations for help with Honduran migrant caravan

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New data shows a spike in the number of people trying to cross the border, according to reports by NBC News , WaPo and elsewhere, suggesting Trump's baby-snatching border policy has been a bust. "Now if they would like the U.S. Army on the border of Central America and Mexico I am sure the government will help". Trump's frustration appears to stem in part from record levels of immigrant parents entering the U.S. Read More »

Sirisena alleges that RAW is plotting his assassination

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According to an individual named Namal Kumara, who is the part of an anti-corruption outfit, there was a plan of assassinating Sirisen and former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that led to the arrest of an Indian national from Kerala named M Thomas. Read More »

Ted Cruz meets with Dallas Morning News editorial board later today

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Footage of the incident went viral on social media Tuesday evening after the unidentified woman repeatedly asked the GOP legislator about his Kavanaugh vote; screaming "shame on you!" as Cruz walked away. The president tweeted in August that he was coming to Texas to campaign for Cruz amid his re-election battle with Democrat Beto O'Rourke, and was looking for the largest stadium. Read More »

Trump To Present Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vet

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Trump said Wednesday that Canley had saved at least 20 Marines' lives during that "house-to-house, very vicious, very hard combat". During the conflict, Canley - then a gunnery sergeant - helped carry injured Marines to safety despite his own injuries. Read More »

USA air strike kills 60 extremist fighters in Somalia, Pentagon says

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In November 2017, more than 100 militants from Islamist Al-Shabaab group were killed in a US air strike. The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab aims to topple Somalia's UN-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam. The group, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, has proved tenacious and regularly carries out deadly attacks against high-profile targets such as hotels and checkpoints in the capital and other cities. Read More »

Twitter airs election meddling data

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Damian Collins, chair of the parliamentary fake news inquiry, has repeatedly called on Twitter to release any information about state-backed campaigns which targeted United Kingdom politics or the Brexit vote after Russian-backed accounts were found to have interfered with the 2016 US Presidential election . Read More »

Theresa May ready to delay Brexit by ‘matter of months’

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The concession, delivered to EU leaders at a dinner in Brussels on Wednesday night, means that Britain may not fully leave the auspices of the EU until the end of 2021, while potentially putting billions of pounds more into EU budgets. The idea emerged in negotiations and is not expected to be used, she said. The UK has signed up to the principle of a Irish border backstop - an insurance policy created to prevent the need for customs checks - but the two sides can not agree what form the ... Read More »

Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently described Mueller's Russian Federation investigation as both "appropriate" and "independent". "People are entitled to be frustrated, I can accept that", he said. "I committed I would ensure the investigation was appropriate and independent and reached the right result, whatever it may be", Rosenstein told the Journal in a rare interview. Read More »

Duchess Meghan Markle baked her own banana bread in Australia

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Meghan tied the whole look together with a Shaun Leane cuff ($1,211) and her trusty Martin Grant trench coat. Writing in her now defunct blog " The Tig ", the former Suits star said she loved "taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing and chatting, not about tennis or acting, but about good old fashioned girly stuff". Read More »

Trump and Pompeo to meet as Khashoggi fallout grows

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Mr. Trump sent the secretary of state to speak with the Saudis and Turks about the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. 17, 2018. Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account. "We remain very troubled by the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi". Read More »

Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row

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Donald Trump is threatening to deploy the United States military and close the southern border with Mexico if a convoy of migrants from Central America is allowed to keep moving northwards. Trump has frequently portrayed undocumented immigrants to the USA as a criminal threat and in league with Democrats - a tactic also adopted by many Republican candidates in the ongoing mid-term election campaign. Read More »

Taliban Attack Kills Two Afghan Civilians, Wounds Several NATO Soldiers

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The shooting broke out at the end of a meeting between Miller and officials who had been discussing how to maintain security during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for Saturday. His forces received Western training and funds, and USA military officials often consulted him. A veteran of some of the U.S. military's most secretive combat units, he formerly served as commander of the U.S. Read More »

Rise in trans hate crimes ‘just tip of the iceberg’

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The Muslim Council of Britain repeated calls for meaningful and proactive Government action as new figures reveal a rise in Islamophobic hate crime. A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: "Our message is clear - to target hate at a person due to their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender is a crime that can have a devastating impact upon individuals and communities". Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' to blame

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Before Monday Trump had focused less on possible explanations for Khashoggi's likely demise than on possible punishment if the Saudis were found culpable. He and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, have forged close ties. Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any US punitive action. Read More »

Canada Becomes 2nd Country To Legalize Recreational Weed

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The coalition announced the launch of a new website Wednesday for filing complaints about the law and reporting violations at Potwatch.org. A senior government official earlier told The Associated Press that those convicted of possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana would be eligible for a pardon. Read More »

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed

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The sheriff said in the four minutes it took officers to arrive at the Closs home, Jayme had vanished. Fitzgerald said on the "Today" show that Jayme is not a suspect in the case. Some attendees shared heartwarming stories about the family and vowed to wear their blue ribbons until Jayme is home. "Walk your land. Report anything you feel is important to us", said Sheriff Fitzgerald. Read More »

Runaway pig follows trail of Doritos left by quick-thinking California deputies

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Luckily for the deputies, the pig was no ein-swine and didn't hesitate to follow Ponce down the street as Berg filmed the freakish roadside pignic, which ended back at its owner's home. "We were able to put him back in and secure the gate", deputy Ponce said, adding, "It was fun!" The trouble-making pig even enjoyed a head rub by one of the deputies. Read More »

Italys PM Conte sees no room to change 2019 budget plan

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This means Italy will fall foul of a previously mandated maximum deficit level of 0.8% of GDP. The EU Commission is now reviewing Italy's draft budget and can formally raise concerns about it until next Monday. "I am increasingly convinced that the financial lobbies in Brussels can not accept our presence in the government", he said. Crucially, the budget relies on some assumptions that the Italian government has made over higher growth and lower borrowing costs. Read More »

Melbourne crowd serenades Prince Harry, Meghan with wedding song

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Meghan added a gold cuff bracelet worn previously for Her Majesty's 92nd birthday concert, by British label, Shaun Leane. "We feel she looks a bit like you", someone in the crowd says. The duke and duchess then went on to a reception at Government House. So far on the Australian tour, the Duchess has caused a frenzy wearing Sydney designer Karen Gee, Australian jeans brand Outland Denim and Rothy flats . Read More »

After denial & defiance, comes his resignation: M J Akbar exits the workplace

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Earlier, Akbar had lashed out at his accusers and launched a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani , who publicly named him on Twitter as a serial harasser. His resignation is also being seen as the biggest victory of the cathartic #MeToo movement , which started with a trickle in Bollywood with Tanushree Dutta's accusations against actor Nana Patekar in the last week of September and opened the floodgates with women "outing" directors, journalists, actors and others ... Read More »

Chinese Live-Streamer Held For 'Insulting' National Anthem

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To help regulate the internet and scrub it clean of "vulgar" material, China passed a separate cybersecurity internet law that went into effect past year, which severely restricts online content. "The national anthem is an embodiment and symbol of our country, and all citizens and organizations should respect and defend the honor of the anthem", Shanghai police said in a social media announcement. Read More »

USA regains title of world's most competitive economy

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The U.S. has not held the number one spot since 2008, when the aftermath of the financial crisis and bungled recovery efforts left the U.S. economy limping. Market size reached 71 points, ranked 29th, and macroeconomic stability reached 75 points, ranked 64th. Low level of ICT due low investment in technology, which was feasible in the pillar rankings, where the country got its lowest score of 26 out of 100 in ICT Adoption. Read More »

European Union demands more Brexit progress despite British PM's plea

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And former UKIP leader Nigel Farage spotted that the plan would take the country very close to the next election , due in June 2022. May faces a battle to find a solution that is acceptable to both the European Union and hardline Brexit supporters in her own deeply-divided Conservative party, who could block the final deal in the House of Commons . Read More »