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Duchess Meghan Markle Cradles Her Baby Bump at Fiji State Dinner

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Markle put her own spin on the mid-length, short-sleeved dress by adding a Philip Treacy fascinator , $1,990 Givenchy clutch and Tabitha Simmons pumps . But Meghan was spotted walking around the Kingfisher Bay jetty where most visitors to Fraser Island arrive. Additionally, Prince Harry is expected to give a speech. Read More »

Explosive device found at George Soros' home

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The Bedford police turned the case over to the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol Tabacco and Firearms (ATF). Soros, whose Open Society Foundation has donated some US$32 billion to liberal and human rights causes, has always been a favoured target of right-wing groups and U.S. Read More »

Pentagon: Mattis, Pres. Trump 'Completely Aligned' On Nuclear Treaty Withdraw

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Those states, he said , include China and North Korea. That would make it harder for China to consider a conventional first strike against US ships and bases in the region. But she cautioned that any new US policy guiding missile deployments in Asia would need to be carefully coordinated with allies, something that does not appear to have happened yet. Read More »

Museum of the Bible removes artifacts after lab doubts authenticity

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He added: "As an educational institution entrusted with cultural heritage, the museum upholds and adheres to all museum and ethical guidelines on collection care, research and display". Researcher Kipp Davis said he has confirmed with "high probability that at least seven fragments in the museum's Dead Sea Scrolls collection are modern forgeries, but conclusions on the status of the remaining fragments are still forthcoming". Read More »

European Union won’t accept May’s plan to break Brexit deadlock, says Verhofstadt

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May told the House of Commons that "the vast majority" of issues had been settled, including the status of Gibraltar, Britain's territory at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has also been claimed that the prime minister will face a strong leadership challenge if a Brexit deal is not achieved by Christmas. Last week, the European Union dropped plans for a November summit on Brexit because of a lack of progress in negotiations and began preparations for a disastrous "no-deal" scenario ... Read More »

Taiwan Closely Monitored Two US Warships' Path Through Taiwan Strait

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Although the USA and most nations consider much of the 110-mile Taiwan Strait to be global waters, transiting there has always been a source of tension for Beijing. The U.S. has also accused China of engaging in cyberattacks against the U.S. government and businesses. In response, the US sent two aircraft carrier groups through the Taiwan Strait. Read More »

Trump campaigns for Ted Cruz in Texas

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President Trump will have held 37 "MAGA" rallies in 18 states since taking office after the completion of the Toyota Center event. The president's trip into Texas comes as Cruz faces a strong challenge from Democratic Rep. where he'll host a roundtable with supporters before speaking at a "Make America Great Again" rally in support of Cruz's re-election bid against Democratic U.S. Read More »

LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender Memo

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Transgender activists are up in arms over reports that the Trump administration is considering a policy which would require government agencies to define a person's sex based exclusively on biological considerations. "Transgender youth seeing this report should know that they are not alone and that their identity is valid-nothing the government does can change that". Read More »

Scientists just found an underwater 'headless chicken monster'

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The video was taken by an underwater camera system developed by the Australian Antarctic Division for commercial long-line fishing. The agency also notes Enypniastes eximia are also referred to as Spanish dancer. Like most sea cucumbers , these "headless chicken monsters" feed by touching down on the seafloor and stuffing their "face" with their tentacles before shooting back up in the water. Read More »

Jayme Closs: Investigators receive 1,000 tips on missing teen

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All volunteers must be registered at the staging area in order to participate in the search. Officials have been searching for Jayme since October 15 after a mysterious 911 call led deputies to their home in Barron County. Jayme Closs has been missing for a week. Fitzgerald said Saturday that under an Amber Alert , a person does not have to be considered abducted. The FBI added Jayme Closs, 13, to the missing and kidnapped people, adding a new photo of the girl. Read More »

Trump Administration Moves to Exclude Transgender People from Civil Rights Protections

Chelsea Clinton also voiced her disapproval, writing: "The Trump Administration 'Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence, ' at a moment when transgender Americans face high levels of discrimination and violence". If put into effect, the Department of Health and Human Services would make changes to Title XI definitions of gender. It said additionally that HHS officials were looking to a 2016 federal court ruling on a provision of Obamacare, where Judge Reed O'Connor said, "Congress did ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Threatening Senators Over Kavanaugh Support

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According to the complaint , Ronald DeRisi , 74, left more than 10 voice messages threatening the two senators starting on September 27, the day Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , who says that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her when they were both in high school, testified about the matter before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More »

World’s longest sea bridge opened only to drivers with special permit

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The bridge will include 22 miles of a three-lane highway from northern Lantau to the Western Shore of the Pearl River Estuary, and a 4.1 mile tunnel between two artificial islands along the way to prevent the disruption to sea traffic. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was built to withstand magnitude 8 earthquakes, a super typhoon and strikes by super-sized cargo vessels. The Transport Department has already capped the number of permits for cross-border private cars at 5,000, it said. Read More »

Trump Calls Migrant Caravan a National Emergency

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Trump, who has made immigration a central part of his platform, earlier threatened to halt aid to the region, and potentially close the USA border with Mexico with the help of the military if the migrants' march is not stopped. In 2014, when tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America overwhelmed US Border Patrol stations, Congress authorised a US$750 million aid package to the Northern Triangle countries to boost economic growth and improve public safety to ... Read More »

Brexit transition must be short, says minister

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The Sunday Telegraph reported that as many as 46 Tory lawmakers have written letters to Graham Brady, the committee chairman, demanding a leadership contest. In an upbeat assessment, she will try to dispel suggestions talks have stalled after a series of setbacks. The so-called backstop is a proposal to keep either Northern Ireland or all of Britain in a customs union should future trade talks end in deadlock. Read More »

Ferry crashes into yachts at Isle of Wight harbour

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There were also unconfirmed reports of cries for help from the area. The collision took place 40-50m from shore at East Cowes, with the passenger ferry coming to a "hard stop". "If this proves unsuccessful, a further attempt will be made at the next high tide", the spokesperson said. "Cowes Harbour is now closed to all traffic". Read More »

35 lives, $1.3 billion in timber lost to Michael

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Officials in four states - Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia - have each confirmed people died as a result of the storm. "As the downed forest debris dries, the potential for wildfire conditions increase", said Jim Karels, State Forester and Director of the Florida Forest Service. Read More »

Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island

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The depth of the largest is about 6 miles and it struck about 149 miles west of Tofino, British Columbia. The second stronger quake, measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, occurred near the Canadian town more than half an hour later, at 11:16pm local time. Read More »

Florida: Republican governor candidate flounders over Trump as role model

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Though his upset victory in the primary was driven by an endorsement from President Donald Trump , DeSantis sought to keep some space from the President, never quite answering whether he considered Trump a good "role model", and instead talking up the administration's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More »

Brexit deal is 95% done, Theresa May will tell MPs

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An initial opponent of Brexit, May has long struggled to reach a compromise with European leaders, while staving off criticism from hard-line anti-EU lawmakers within her own Conservative Party and its allies in Parliament, the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Read More »

After Explosion, NYPD Pulls 3K Body Cameras

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According to a release from the NYPD, a Vievu model LE-5 body cam exploded after the officer wearing it noticed the device started to smoke and quickly took it off. "The cause and scope of the defect are now being investigated", Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Phillip Walzak's office told Fox News in a statement. Read More »

Canada shaken by four powerful quakes

The second one was much shallower at a depth of 6 miles and was 122 miles south west of Port Hardy. A 6.5-magnitude quake hit at 10:39 p.m., a 6.8-magnitude quake at 11:16 p.m. coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake. They say there are a few reports of light shaking but no damage or tsunami is expected. Read More »

Trump and Republicans set to determine biological definition of gender at birth

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This move may be the most significant yet in the government's continued effort to eliminate federal recognition and civil rights protections for an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans. Unnamed Trump administration officials told the Times that HHS is preparing to present the memo's definition of gender to the Justice Department by the end of this year. Read More »

Australia stares at hung parliament as by-election count goes to the wire

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Residents in the federal electorate of Wentworth are today voting in a by-election after Malcolm Turnbull quit the seat when deposed as prime minister. Invictus means "unconquered", and Australia is playing host Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle as the games get underway on Saturday night. The Australian Electoral Commission said with nearly 40 percent of the vote in Wentworth counted, high-profile independent candidate Kerryn Phelps was leading 54.34% compared to 45.66% for the ... Read More »

Man ‘Stoned To Death’ By Monkeys in UP; Family Wants FIR

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As per villagers, monkeys in the area have made their lives hell and the entire local population is greatly inconvenienced. Soon, the stack of bricks collapsed and fell on Dharampal, leaving him injured. 'How can we register the case against monkeys?' Chitwan Singh, the station officer at Doghat police station, told the Times . This will make us a laughingstock. Read More »

Marchers clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote

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Mrs Smith was one of many celebrities to throw their weight behind the Brexit protest, attended by more than 650,000 people, according to organisers. There is, so far, no divorce deal and some rebels in May's Conservative Party have threatened to vote down a deal if she clinches one. She said: "We're both Spanish students due to study overseas next year, but no-one knows what will happen with Erasmus funding". Read More »

Growing migrant caravan renews march to US

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They voted by a show of hands to continue north en masse, then marched to the bridge crossing the Suchiate River and urged those still on it to come join them. At the border bridge, a Guatemalan firefighter was pictured carrying a sick young boy. "We fully support the efforts of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, as they seek to address this critical situation and ensure a safer and more secure region", she added. Read More »

Saudi King determined to hold Khashoggi killers accountable: Jubeir

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Early on Saturday Saudi Arabia finally admitted that Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi leadership and a Washington Post contributor, was killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate . Saudi Arabia initially claimed Mr. Khashoggi left the consulate a short time after arriving. He also said that Prince Mohammed, defacto ruler of Saudi Arabia, was not responsible. Read More »

Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter

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In May 2017, Gianforte body-slammed Jacobs, breaking his glasses. At the rally in Montana, however, Mr. Trump said of his own comments regarding Mr. The verbal takedown drew cheers from the crowd. His comments Thursday also came as the slaying of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul continued to brew as an global crisis. Read More »

Brazil police to probe election disinformation on social media

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The election's first-round vote on October 7 underscored the major role that social media now play in Brazilian politics. In Sao Paulo , Rio de Janeiro, Goiania and Aracaju, people occupied avenues and squares on Saturday, singing, dancing and shouting "Not him!" - the anti-Bolsonaro rallying cry. Read More »