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Supporters of Ex-President Zuma Slam Prosecuting Authority

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The charges were reinstated after a court ruled that there are sufficient grounds to bring him to trial. He allegedly pocketed around four million rand ($280,000; 250,000 euros) from 783 payments handled by Schabir Shaik, a businessman who acted as his financial adviser. Read More »

'Our subpoenas are not optional': Nadler on McGahn's no-show

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Mehta was appointed in 2014 by former Democratic president Barack Obama , who was often investigated by Republicans in Congress during his two terms in office. "I think it's about talking about what is happening, why some of us are calling for an impeachment inquiry, listening to what people are saying about why they may not quite be comfortable". Read More »

Russian air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

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However, opposition activists have claimed that shelling and air attacks continued on Sunday. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is trying to regain control over the last province in the rebel-held Idlib province. The raids hit near a hospital in the town, knocking it out of service, the Britain-based monitor said. "We categorically reject accusations of violations of global humanitarian law", Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzya told the council. Read More »

Abortion ban protests planned in Washington state, nationwide Tuesday

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Abortion in the United States is quickly becoming a newly polarising issue 46 years after a landmark ruling guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion. Janin says she won't let that happen. "But I was so angry I needed a place to vent", said Sing, who is a member of Indivisible Eastside , which opposes President Donald Trump's policy agendas. Read More »

Austrian Chancellor to dismiss Interior Minister

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In the recordings - of unknown origin - Strache and a colleague from his party, who has also resigned, are seen talking to a woman purporting to be the niece of a Russian oligarch. Kickl, a longtime campaign mastermind of the Freedom Party, has drawn criticism over matters including a raid previous year on Austria's BVT spy agency, which opposition parties claimed was an attempt by the new government to purge domestic political enemies. Read More »

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

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Only the headline has been changed. Last Sunday, the company said it was aware of a flawed safety feature with the 737 Max aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Aircrash, but considered it to be a premium add-on to the aeroplane and hence decided not to do anything about it. Read More »

Baby Cut From Mom's Womb Opens Eyes for First Time

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The family of the slain mother, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, has been critical of the hospital and a representative of the family said they met on Monday with hospital staff to ask that they be provided copies of protocols it follows when it receives a baby who was born at home. Read More »

F-22s intercept Russian bombers, fighters off Alaska coast

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The Russian bomber flights are seen by U.S. military officials as part of Moscow's effort to train its military for a potential crisis while simultaneously sending a message of strength to adversaries. The Tu-95MS strategic bombers spent over 12 hours in the air, the ministry specified. In a statement issued by NORAD, officials stated, "NORAD fighters intercepted Russian bombers+fighters entering Alaskan ADIZ May 20". Read More »

US Navy's South China Sea passing criticized

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In Beijing , a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said the Preble's passage was a military provocation and that the warship "trespassed ... without permission from the Chinese government". Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, right, and Philippine counterpart BRP Batangas conduct joint search and rescue and capability-building exercises off the South China Sea west of the Philippines. Read More »

New Jersey man charged after peeing on young cancer victim's memorial

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Cops say Flippen recorded Bellace urinating on the memorial and was charged with having an open alcoholic beverage in a park. "It was a big mistake I made". "I've heard from hundreds of people offering assistance". 'He brought people together and he has accomplished that again. He said he's a father of two, and "couldn't imagine what Christian's parents are going through". Read More »

Indonesia's incumbent president wins 2nd term, election commission says

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Unlike the KPU, however, the Bawaslu headquarters is located on a main road with multiple access roads, with hotels, a shopping centre and government offices nearby. Prabowo's challenge to his 2014 defeat by Widodo was rejected. The campaign was characterised by bitter mudslinging and a slew of fake news online - much of it directed at the presidential contenders. Read More »

US, China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal

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Since then, China has struck a sterner tone, suggesting that a resumption of talks aimed at ending the 10-month trade war between the world's two largest economies was unlikely to happen soon. Trump and China have been playing tariff ping pong since a year ago, each slapping ever-larger tariffs on the other in trade negotiations that have morphed into an outright trade war. Read More »

Pete Buttigieg Reels in the Endorsement of a Leading Florida Democrat

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Elizabeth Warren announced last week that she would decline a Fox town hall, because, in her words, the network was a "hate-for-profit racket". "Did you see this guy last night?" "As a Democratic governor in a state Trump won by 20 points, I don't have the luxury of only talking to people who agree with me", he said . Read More »

Australia election: Morrison's coalition poised for historic win

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Australia's Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the federal election in a stunning turnaround as virtually all opinion polls spelled success for the rival Labor Party. The Liberals are ahead in Bass in Tasmania, while the ALP leads in Wayne Swan's former seat of Lilley in Queensland and Macquarie in New South Wales. Read More »

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions

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Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier group and B-52 bombers to the region against what it claims is an imminent threat from Tehran. [It] is nearly beyond impossible to imagine that after the horrors of the war in Iraq-a war that upended the regional order of the Middle East and resulted in an untold loss of life-that this administration would put us on such a unsafe path toward more war. Read More »

At least 19 tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas

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Whilst the worst of the storms appears to have subsided, a threat remains. On Monday, the NWS said the risk of tornadoes in the region was higher than at any time in years. Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, is one of several cities and counties that canceled classes or shut schools down early. NWS added that this was only the second time on record in NWS Storm Prediction Center history that "every category of watch probabilities (torn, wind, hail) are greater than 95%". Read More »

Iranian threats 'put on hold', says U.S. defence chief

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Tensions between the two countries mounted this month, a year after Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Over the past several weeks the USA has sent an aircraft carrier and other resources to the Persian Gulf region, and evacuated nonessential personnel from Iraq, amid unspecified threats the administration says are linked to Iran. Read More »

Guatemalan teen dies after apprehension at the U.S.-Mexico border

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He was diagnosed with the flu and transferred to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station in south Texas later that day to separate him from others at the processing station. According to Border Patrol data , more than 58,000 families were apprehended at the southwest border in April, compared with 23,000 families in October. Read More »

State of emergency declared in High Level due to wildfire

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The town of High Level had been monitoring the progress of the fire over the last several days before the evacuation order was given on Monday afternoon. "People are, of course, afraid, because they remember the wildfires of Fort McMurray", Crystal McAteer, High Level's mayor, told reporters. Trevor Grant, serving as deputy incident commander for the High Level fire, said they had planned for up to eight hours for the evacuation to be undertaken, but thought it could be finished sooner. Read More »

Italian unions refuse to load Saudi ship carrying weapons to Yemen

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading an Arab Coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government pushed out of Sanaa by the Houthis in late 2014. It was not yet clear how the rising tension could impact a regional ceasefire and troop withdrawal deal in Hodeidah - the first major diplomatic breakthrough in a conflict that has pushed Yemen to the brink of starvation. Read More »

Chancellor calls for snap election

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Kosachev also said that the incident was "part of a well-planned global campaign" and other "revelations" would follow with "a Russian trace" to be found. They discussed how the woman could support their campaign during the 2017 general election in Austria in exchange for future preferences in getting government contracts in the field of construction. Read More »

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms to become first named storm of 2019

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The National Hurricane Center is issuing special tropical weather outlooks of this and now has a low chance of development over the next three to five5 days. In 2017, Tropical Storm Arlene formed April 20 as the first named storm of the year and only the second tropical storm on record to form in April, joining Ana, which formed in 2003. Read More »

Man accused of murder in NZ shootings also charged with terrorist act

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An additional charge of murder and two of attempted murder have also been filed, Bush said. "The charge will allege that a terrorist act was carried out in Christchurch ", the police said in a statement . Police said the decision to lay the terror charge was made after consultations with prosecutors and government legal experts. The charge was the first under New Zealand's terrorism suppression legislation, introduced in 2002, after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. Read More »

Paul Rudd plays ‘boring gay man’ Pete Buttigieg on SNL

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Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems", Trump tweeted . They forgot the people who got them here. Many progressive activists say Democrats should have nothing to do with Fox News, calling it an outlet full of pro-Trump propaganda that seeks to destroy the Democratic party. Read More »

14 injured as blast targets tourist bus near Giza pyramids

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They would remain in hospital while the rest would return home on Monday, said the statement from the department of global relations. The tour bus was carrying 25 people while the private vehicle was carrying four people. Security sources told Reuters that most of the injured were foreign tourists , including several South African nationals. Authorities have gone at great lengths to lure tourists back, touting a series of archaeological finds and a new museum next to the pyramids, as well ... Read More »

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

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In October, she announced she was pregnant, which came as a surprise to her family because her Fallopian tubes were tied. She reportedly kept up the ruse by sharing an ultrasound photo on social media in December. Detectives visited the Figueroa home that day, and Desiree Figueroa told them her mother was in the hospital for problems with her legs. She found eight women who did, including one who escaped and killed the woman trying to kill her and take the baby. Read More »

Iran will be met with 'great force' if it moves against US

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Trump's tweet immediately followed news that a rocket had landed in Baghdad's Green Zone, not too far from the US embassy. "He's been an advocate of regime change in Iran for decades, and that's one of his main goals", Peter Bergen, director of the national security studies programme at the New America Foundation, told Middle East Eye last week. Read More »

Zelensky becomes Ukrainian President - Zelensky officially takes office of President of Ukraine

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The new president called on lawmakers to use the two months until the snap election to pass one bill that would strip them of immunity from prosecution and another that bans officials from illegally enriching themselves. Zelensky is hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. And in a dramatic move last week, the Rada announced the collapse of the ruling parliamentary coalition. Read More »

Shaken up: will Nigel Farage's Brexit party change politics?

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By Monday afternoon, #Milkshake was the top trend in the United Kingdom on Twitter, closely followed by the name of the milkshake thrower, identified as Paul Crowther , who said he did not regret his actions. He had not planned the protest, but after buying the milkshake and seeing Farage nearby on an unannounced campaign visit, he saw the occasion his "only chance [to] protest". Read More »

DPRK demands United Nations action over ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

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During a visit to South Korea earlier this week, WFP Executive Director David Beasley told reporters the body has "very serious concerns" about the situation in North Korea. Through the year, North Koreans have tried to survive by consuming 300 grams of food every day, the report stated. Hotham explained to the BBC that inadequate agriculture technology and the country's current health and food problems have increased North Korea's vulnerability to such a natural disaster. Read More »

Another 16-Year-Old Migrant Child Has Died in Government Custody

Shocking text messages sent by Nogales Agent Matthew Bowen , 39, have been unearthed by federal prosecutors, revealing his disdain towards migrants . According to prosecutors, however, he later wrote a memo to a chief patrol agent that he didn't know the power of the truck he was driving, and that he didn't know if he even hit the man. Read More »

Eiffel Tower evacuated after man spotted climbing up its side

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A Paris police official said the man was "under control and out of danger" on Monday night. "A climber has been spotted". One visitor said: "Some kind of security incident at the Eiffel Tower". But police have also been called in several times in recent years to try to thwart suicide attempts. In October 2017, a young man ventured out on one of the beams and threatened to jump before police were able to convince him to come back. Read More »