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Brexit Party announces candidate for Peterborough by-election

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Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman today rejected demands from within her party to clarify when she might quit, saying that she would stay until the divorce deal is finalised. "This is an election about delivering Brexit and we are in a situation where Labour and the Liberal Democrats are on about having a second referendum rather than honouring the people's vote we have already had", he said. Read More »

Pope passes legal decree requiring priests, nuns to report sex abuse

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The Vatican has long argued that different legal systems make a universal reporting law impossible, and that imposing one could endanger the church in places where Catholics are a persecuted minority. "It calls for the creation of easily accessible ways for allegations of abuse to be reported, establishes a system for reporting and dealing with allegations of abuse against cardinals, bishops, patriarchs, and heads of religious institutes, and holds accountable those who "cover-up" or fail ... Read More »

'Spy' whale may have been used for therapy

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Petersburg" in English. An inspector with Norway's Directorate of Fisheries, Jorgen Ree Wiig, said the latest news about the whale was "amazing". "The white whale in Finnmark has probably escaped from a Russian therapy facility near the Norwegian border", Morten Vikeby, Norway's former consul in Murmansk, told newspaper Fiskeribladet . Read More »

Michael Cohen Says He Helped Falwell Bury Racy 'Personal' Photos

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Arnold , according to Reuters . A source "familiar with Cohen's thinking" said Cohen then helped Falwell issue his endorsement of Trump immediately before the Iowa caucuses, Reuters reported, and that Falwell's endorsement of Trump and Cohen's alleged assistance with the photos were unrelated. Read More »

Sen. Burr Takes GOP Fire Over Trump Jr Subpoena

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It's the first known subpoena of a member of President Trump's immediate family, and a new sign that the Senate panel is continuing with its own Russian Federation investigation even after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the same subject. Read More »

Cops raid L.A. mansion, cache of 1,000 guns seized

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A man, identified as Girard Damien Saenz of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of possessing, selling and manufacturing assault weapons, according to the LAPD. The agency did say that it executed the search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. Numerous weapons appeared in a live video to be rifles. Read More »

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to break it up

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If a competitor crops up, Zuckerberg can simply choose to shut it down " by acquiring, blocking or copying it " in the manner it did with the Instagram and WhatsApp mergers. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren in March vowed to disband Facebook, Amazon.com Inc, and Alphabet Inc's Google, if elected U.S. Read More »

FBI Chief Breaks with Boss on Use of Term 'Spying'

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Wray: In addition to ongoing IG investigation "AG is seeking to understand better the circumstances at the department and the FBI relating to how this investigation started". " I don't think I personally have any evidence of that sort ", he said. The FBI has been criticised about opening a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016 that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. Read More »

Pompeo meeting with Merkel cancelled over ‘pressing issues’

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According to the German Foreign Office, the discussions were supposed to focus on "the most urgent questions of worldwide politics: for example, the situation in Syria, Ukraine or Venezuela, and relations with Russian Federation or China". Some local media said that the call-off might be a sign of the tense ties between Berlin and Washington, as the two countries were recently at odds on several issues, like the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the sanctions against Iran. Read More »

Heartwarming Video of Afghan Kid Dancing After Getting Prosthetic Leg Goes Viral

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The video shows Ahmed, who appears to be seven or eight years old, celebrating after receiving an artificial limb at the orthopaedic centre of International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan. Peace talks are ongoing between the United States and the Taliban but are moving slowly, adding to the anguish of everyday Afghans who have no idea what the future might hold for their country. Read More »

EU Slams Arrest of Senior Venezuelan Opposition Figure

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Zambrano also thanked the handful of rebel National Guardsmen, who wore blue armbands as symbols of their allegiance to Guaido's movement. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the Trump administration would soon sanction the 25 remaining members of the court, which the opposition says Maduro has stacked with supporters. Read More »

Gov't to Offer Food Aid to N.Korea Despite Missile Provocation

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But some are skeptical that humanitarian aid would be sufficient to entice North Korea back to the negotiating table, as Pyongyang continues to call for relief from sanctions. The US will continue with its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea and the Trump administration is determined to achieve its objective of complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, the White House said Wednesday. Read More »

46 million Australian $50 notes circulated with spelling error

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The Melbourne-based Triple M radio station posted photos of the typo on its social media accounts. Some 46 million polymer notes with the typo valuing 2.3 billion dollars in total (1.6 billion dollars) entered circulation in October. "It is a great "responsibilty"," . At the time the note was introduced, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said it had extensive security features. But there are no plans to pull the notes from circulation. Read More »

Europeans reject 'ultimatums' from Iran as it eases nuclear curbs

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Hook said that more nations now, compared with a year ago, were in agreement with the United States on Iran. Iran will no longer adhere to limits on the amount of enriched uranium and heavy water, another nuclear byproduct that can be used as fuel for a weapon, it keeps in the country, despite restrictions on these sensitive nuclear materials that have required Iran to limit amount it produces and ship it out of the country to ensure it is not used for a weapon. Read More »

All modes of severe weather possible Wednesday in Green Country

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says it'll be another wet and stormy start to our week with on and off rain and storms expected through Wednesday. "As Texas prepares for another round of severe weather, including the potential for tornadoes and risky flooding, multiple state resources have been prepositioned for rapid deployment should local officials need assistance with search and rescue operations", Abbott said. Read More »

Cyclone Fani: 29 deaths reported in Odisha so far

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The state was also found wanting on post-cyclone relief measures and there were riots as people starved. Earlier, Naidu had also announced an assistance of Rs 15 crore for the cyclone victims of Odisha. The state government had mounted a massive restoration work across 14,835 villages and 46 urban areas ravaged by the storm, affecting 1.08 crore people, Sethi said. Read More »

It's Congress that coined term 'Hindu terror': Narendra Modi

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Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for the poll panel, vehemently objected to Dev's submissions and said that the Congress MP filed a PIL with a "limited prayer" that the complaints of poll code violations against the leaders be decided expeditiously and this has already been done. Read More »

Denver becomes first USA city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

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The measure, the first of its kind in the nation since mushrooms were outlawed in the 1960s, would make "personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms" by those 21 or older "the city's lowest law-enforcement priority". That move was followed by statewide legalisation in 2012. A number of other states have since allowed marijuana sales and use by adults. Users have described seeing vivid colours and geometric patterns, and experiencing powerful spiritual connections and ... Read More »

Trump taunts China as negotiators prepare for another round of trade talks

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US President Donald Trump intends to raise tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday. "Guess what, that's not going to happen!" A red wave swept across Asia trading floors Wednesday as investors grew increasingly concerned that the China-US trade deal, which appeared all but ready to sign, could fall through. Read More »

Taliban Attack In Kabul Labelled Crime Against Civilians

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Five of the attackers were shot dead by security forces, he said. Police special operations forces also converged on the compound in the Shar-e-Naw district and exchanged fire with the attackers, who were dropping grenades from within the building, the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat, USA officials say

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps designation had stoked fears that Iran might retaliate against USA personnel or interests in the region, possibly via one of an array of armed proxy groups that include Lebanese Hezbollah and Shiite militias in Iraq. Read More »

Malaysia says United States has returned $57 mln in 1MDB funds

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In the US, Ng was charged in a district court in NY with conspiring to launder 1MDB money and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a US law targeting official bribery overseas. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on trial for corruption amid allegations that huge sums of money from 1MDB landed in his personal account. Read More »

Boxing fans feared dead after small jet crashes in Mexico

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For a group of fans who traveled from Mexico to Las Vegas last weekend, dreams of capturing their hero in action came complete with a Saul "Canelo" Alvarez victory - only for their journey to end in the worst imaginable way. "The land is rather mountainous ... so they're going to take a while longer to arrive", Orta said. 13 people are feared dead after a business plane crashed in Mexico after leaving Las Vegas. Read More »

Trump supports plan for humanitarian food aid to North Korea: Yonhap

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North Korea has argued that the abduction issue has been "already resolved", while urging Japan to atone for its past military occupation and colonial rule of Korea. Yonhap quoted experts analyzing photographs released by the North Korean Central News agency that weapons are "believed to be short-range, ground-to-ground ballistic missiles, which are known as the North Korean version of Russia's Iskander missiles ". Read More »

At least 2 handguns used in school shooting near Columbine

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Spurlock said because the two suspected shooters were students at the school, they were able to "get deep inside" the school before beginning the attack. This time, it was the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver . "Tragically, this community and those surrounding it know all too well these hateful and frightful acts of violence". Read More »

Trump's tax legal fight

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Neal originally demanded access to Trump's tax returns in early April under a law that says the IRS to "shall furnish" the returns of any taxpayer to a handful of top lawmakers, including the chair of the tax writing Ways and Means committee. Read More »

Vice Premier Liu He to Head to United States for Trade Talks

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Washington is demanding sweeping changes to China's economic policies, including better protection of U.S. intellectual property, and an end to forced technology transfers from USA companies and cyber theft of American trade secrets. The tariffs Trump has threatened are set to go into effect only a day after Liu's arrival. "They can't figure out how they're going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. Read More »

President Trump Pardons Former Soldier Convicted Of Murdering Unarmed Iraqi Prisoner

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Behenna to escort him back to his home in Oklahoma". With his record now cleared, Behenna no longer faces the restrictions that would have come with being on parole through 2024. A military court in 2009 sentenced Behenna, who claimed self-defense, to 25 years in prison. Sanders cited an Army appellate court's concern about how his original trial had handled Behenna's claim that he acted in self defense. Read More »

Denver Votes on Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms Tomorrow

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The proposed ordinance seeks to "deprioritize, to the greatest extent possible" the criminal penalties for "the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms ". It would also require that the city establish a panel to "assess and report" on the impact of decriminalization. Users have described seeing vivid colours and geometric patterns, and experiencing powerful spiritual connections and emotions. Read More »

Markets Tumble Over Fears of a U.S.-China Trade War

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Reports about China's intentions have varied over the last few days: The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that China was thinking about canceling the talks, but CNBC reported soon after that China was still preparing to make a trip to the USA this week. Read More »

South Africa's president votes in election

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Maimane greeted officials who assisted him before proceeding to the voting booth, where he took long, eliciting murmurs of: "Why is he taking so long?" Despite pressure on his ruling African National Congress from leading opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, Ramaphosa says he is "excitingly confident". Read More »