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China vows to crush Taiwan independence move at any cost

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Beijing opposed displays of strength and provocation in the South China Sea by "nations from outside the region" carried out under the pretence of protecting freedom of flight and navigation, he added. support for democratic Taiwan, which it claims as sacred territory. As the United States prepared for a fresh passage through the strait, it told China's military that its overall policy toward Taiwan was unchanged. Read More »

Alain Robert: the 'French Spiderman' strikes again

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The 56-year-old daredevil, who is known for scaling skyscrapers with his bare hands, said before his climb: "I fully feel alive when my life is at stake". "(In) '95 they were nice, and then after (it) started to get more complicated after 9/11 and everything". People watch Robert climbing Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, in central London. Read More »

Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach

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The £500,000 fine has been issued under the Data Protection Act 1998 , as the breaches took place prior to the European General Data Protection ( GDPR ) implementation on 25 May 2018. The fine is a pittance for Facebook, less than an 80th of its daily profit in the second quarter. Data harvested by GSR would later be passed to SCL Elections Ltd, the company behind Cambridge Analytica. Read More »

Australia's chief medical officer deported from Nauru

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Now there are 52 children remaining in detention on Nauru after the Australian Border Force revealed that 11 children had been removed from the island in order to receive medical attention. He has said he is willing to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle asylum seekers and their families from the Pacific island, on the condition they never come to Australia. Read More »

Pentagon will send 800-plus troops to secure border

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Joshua G. Amstutz. The forces are not in law enforcement roles, they are back-filling key roles such as running motor pools, so most Customs and Border Protection Agents can be working the border. "Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border". Associated Press journalists traveling with the caravan have met throngs of Hondurans, as well as Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Nicaraguans, but no one from the Mideast. Read More »

Saudi Arabia again changes its story on Khashoggi killing

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But a solution seems a long way off, partly because of deepening skepticism in Turkey and elsewhere that the brazen crime could have been carried out without the knowledge of Prince Mohammed, the kingdom's heir apparent. 24, 2018. "Some companies abstained from the conference due to political pressure as a result of an odious campaign directed from outside the kingdom which has failed", Khalid al-Falih told state-run Al-Ekhbariya news channel. Read More »

Strong quake hits Greek tourist island in Ionian Sea

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It said there was a low likelihood of casualties. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre ( EMSC ) has warned about a possible low-scale tsunami that can last for several hours after the natural disaster, citing sea level changes following the tremor. Read More »

Germany to stop exporting arms to Saudi Arabia

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Of the Saudi arrests, he added: "It's a big first step". For weeks, Saudi Arabia had denied any knowledge of his whereabouts and insisted that he had walked out of the consulate unharmed. State security minister Dipuo Letsatsi will no longer be travelling to Dubai to meet with the Saudi Arabian head of intelligence, after president Cyril Ramaphosa pulled the plug on the trip following questions from The Sunday Times. Read More »

Mattis expected to send 800 more troops to southern border

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The United Nations estimates that 7,000 people have joined the caravan since it set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras October 13. "The Prime Minister is working very hard on the economy of Italy - he will be successful!" Since then, McAleenan has been appointed as the Commissioner of U.S. Read More »

CIA chief heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit: Two sources

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Shortly afterwards, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would "punish those responsible" and had revoked visas of 21 identified suspects. Calling attacks on journalists " unacceptable ", Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Petricek said he had made Prague's position on the gruesome death clear to the Saudi Arabian Ambassador when the two met to discuss the issue on Wednesday. Read More »

18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students on trip

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Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel Air Force (AIF) helicopters were assisting the search and rescue operation following a request from the Jordanian government. Police were investigating whether the trip organizers lied to participants about the safety of the trail they planned to take amid unseasonably heavy rains as well as about their coordination with relevant authorities, who had issued flash flood warnings for the areas. Read More »

WWE explain why they're proceeding with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi prosecution had received information from Turkish investigators suggesting that the suspects meant to kill Khashoggi, and would continue its probe in light of those findings, the official Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday. After denying his death for almost three weeks, the kingdom last week said the 59-year-old was accidentally killed after a discussion at the consulate turned into an altercation. Read More »

Europe at risk in U.S.' treaty exit, Putin says

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The treaty, signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the countries from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched nuclear cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Read More »

Text Shows Undercover Agent Got Gillum 'Hamilton' Ticket

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Gillum traveled to NY with two of the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, still posing as businessmen, and lobbyist Adam Corey. Put it behind you, rather than have to answer questions just as six million people are casting their votes. Read More »

China Says Trump Should Switch to Huawei Phones to Improve Security

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In a tweet , he insisted he only used government-approved phones. I think this is going to be it for President Trump. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the Times report. Earlier this month, China's United States ambassador Cui Tiankai said it was "very confusing" as to whom President Trump listened to on trade policy. Read More »

Man using blowtorch to kill spiders starts house fire, officials say

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It is thought that the brick work had a slight crack in it which allowed the flames to seep through and cause the interior of the property to set alight. The man who was trying to douse spiders with flames was house-sitting for his parents. Almost 30 firefighters from Fresno Fire Department arrived at this home around 11 p.m. Read More »

China, Japan seek warmer ties against backdrop of U.S. trade friction

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Abe met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ahead of a Friday summit with China's top leader, President Xi Jinping. As The Japan News writes in the article China seeks investment from Japan , Abe will make an official visit to China from Thursday to Saturday, the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty. Read More »

Explosive Device Found in Billionaire Megadonor George Soros's Mailbox

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Naturally, the New York Times described him in glowing terms, as a "billionaire philanthropist" who donates to groups that "promote democracy and human rights around the world". An employee had opened the parcel. US-based right-wing conspiracy theorists and websites have accused Mr Soros of secretly engineering a range of recent events in USA and global politics. Read More »

After newsroom receives bomb, CNN boss slams White House attacks

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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci took aim again at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Monday, claiming that Kelly is bad for West Wing resolve. CNN did have guests on the air discussing Trump's rhetoric and whether his criticisms and violent language contributed to someone targeting the Obamas, Clintons, CNN and the others throughout the day on Wednesday. Read More »

Ethiopia elects 1st female president; 'sets the standard'

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Undergoing a raft of reforms across the political, economic and security sectors, Ethiopia will have a strong and firm leader in Sahle-Work Zewde who has previously served her nation in high ambassadorial capacities. "When there is no peace in country, mothers will be frustrated". No reason has been given for his expected resignation but observers speculate it was the outcome of continued negotiations between the four parties in the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary ... Read More »

Putin warns of a new 'arms race' with America

Speaking to reporters following a meeting in Moscow with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Bolton said a decision to withdraw from the INF treaty "recognizes the changed reality". Both of these intermediate range ballistic missiles have been dubbed "Guam Killers" by analysts, with their range making them ideal for striking the USA territory. Read More »

Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi , the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal's entourage. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump emphasized the need to disclose all the circumstances of Khashoggi death in a phone call, Anadolu agency reported. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi's murder 'premeditated' - Saudi prosecutor

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But shock waves over the killing of Mr. Khashoggi, a USA resident, continued across the Middle East, posing a major challenge to the Trump administration , which has cultivated Saudi Arabia and its ambitious crown prince as a critical ally in the region. Read More »

Eight students stabbed with syringe in ‘prank’

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Plumpton High School declined to comment to Starts at 60 . "As a result, eight teenagers received a minor needle prick". "Worst case would be things like HIV and hepatitis, but that will be assessed by the medical physicians at the hospitals and medical centres", NSW Ambulance's Joe Ibrahim said. Read More »

NYTimes: China Listens to Trump Cellphone Calls, Tries to Sway Policy

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American spy agencies learnt that Beijing and Moscow were eavesdropping on the president's calls from sources inside foreign governments and by intercepting communications between officials, it was claimed. CNN's Jim Sciutto, meanwhile, dubbed Trump's reported phone use a "security breach". "The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cellphone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Post-Brexit border plans only began in July

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The stumbling block seemed to be May calculating that an European Union demand for a special "backstop" clause for Northern Ireland could not win support from her own party and allies in parliament - at least not just for the moment. "I have not committed to extending the implementation period", she said. "I see any extension, any extension or being in any form of backstop as undesirable". Read More »

Abrams defends burning state flag, Confederate symbol l in '92

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Kemp's campaign did not address the audio recording in a statement, but said it was fighting to stop Abrams and the "San Francisco socialists and liberal billionaires from New York" that back her. Georgia has one of the largest commemorations, a big bas-relief carving on the side of Stone Mountain that features Confederate leaders Gens. Meanwhile, Kemp has said he would protect the monument, which depicts Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Read More »

Dem Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz FL Office Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

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It was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because that was the return label on the package, the sources said, adding that it was the same return address for the packages sent to Obama and Clinton . The package intended for Obama was intercepted in Washington, DC, and the one intended for Clinton was addressed to her in Westchester County, New York, on Tuesday. Read More »

Girls, 11 and 12, 'planned to drink blood of classmates', police say

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They would then cut their victims' throats, cut up their bodies, eat the flesh and drink their victims' blood. Following their arrest, the girls were sent to a juvenile detention facility. They wanted to kill at least 15 people ... Messages appeared to indicate the girls planned to kill themselves after the murders took place, including one with included the phrase "thank Satan", according to police. Read More »

Who is M Nageshwar Rao, the interim CBI Director?

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He also hit out at the agency's special director Rakesh Asthana (whom he didn't name), who too was sent on leave along with the director, for posing hurdles in investigating cases . The CBI was directed to maintain status quo and was also ordered to not arrest Asthana until the next date of hearing. In September, Asthana wrote to the government against his boss Verma, and his complaint was referred to Central Vigilance Commission. Read More »

2 dead in shooting at Kroger in Kentucky

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An unnamed armed citizen in the parking lot exchanged gunfire with the suspect; neither was struck. Wave3 News said one of the fatalities was in the parking lot outside the grocery store in Jeffersontown, about 15 miles (24 km) from downtown Louisville. Read More »

EU Brexit backstop plan 'remains unacceptable' to May

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With the offer on the table, Europe is seeking to put pressure on May to come to Brussels with ideas of her own. All 27 leaders reaffirmed their support for chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, and said no new summit would be called unless he reported sufficient progress had been made on the Irish border backstop . Read More »

Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' on old immigration statement

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Former President Barack Obama speaks as Clark County Commission Chairman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak (L) and U.S. Rep. and U.S. "People need to be heard and we're not going to stop fighting until we're heard". Dan Coats, the RNC's state director in Nevada, said the operation is successful because it's permanent, with neighborhood volunteer teams engaged continually since 2016. Read More »