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Hundreds Arrested in Kazakhstan amid Protests against Presidential Vote

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One of Tokayev's first acts after taking over as interim president was to propose that the capital Astana - which Nazarbayev transformed from a steppe town into a million-strong city - be renamed "Nur-Sultan" in honour of his mentor. Today neither social nor mainstream media in Kazakhstan were reporting on orderly presidential elections. No vote in the Central Asian country has yet been recognized as fully democratic by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which ... Read More »

Israeli troops "mistakenly" open fire at Palestinian security in West Bank

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The Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017 and Palestinians have seen cuts in United States funding that have contributed to their economic distress in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip . Ofran said she is anxious for the prospect of peace as, with Friedman's comments, the USA is spurning the basic assumption of all peace discussions since 2000. Read More »

Mobile Operators Demand Government Decision On Huawei

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The government's inability to decide whether Huawei technology will be used in the UK's 5G networks is affecting mobile companies' business, they wrote to abinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the BBC reports. "We have been clear throughout the process that all network operators will need to comply with the government's decision". Last week, a report by telecoms lobby group GSMA, which represents the interests of more than 750 mobile operators across Europe, revealed that a ban on Huawei ... Read More »

How do you cut down on single-use plastics?

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will ban a number of single-use plastic products and will support establishing extended producer responsibility for plastic items. "If it is banned, we are going to learn" how to deal with it, "for future generations", said Evelyn, another resident. The city, she said, is keeping a watchful eye on the industry and the changing recycling markets, which also come into play. Read More »

Cyclone Vayu: Nearly 150,000 people moved to safety in Gujarat

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As many as 52 teams of the National Disaster Management Relief Force (NDRF), comprising around 45 rescuers each, have been moved to the state, while 10 columns of the Indian Army have been kept on standby. The severe cyclonic storm may cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Gujarat along with storm surge that can cause deluge in the low lying coastal regions of Porbandar, Dwarka, Somnath, Junagarh, Diu, Gir, Amreli & Bhavnagar. Read More »

Two abducted Canadian girls rescued by police; suspects arrested

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Global Affairs Canada spokesman Guillaume Berube said the government was very relieved that the two Canadians were released and thanked the government of Ghana for its cooperation. "Even though we're incredibly pleased to see a successful resolution, we need to respect the privacy of our students and their families". They had been abducted on June 4, when they were whisked into a vehicle just when they alighted from an Uber cab at the Kumasi Royal Golf Club at 8:25 p.m. Read More »

Canada banning single-use plastics as early as 2021

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Justin Trudeau , the prime minister of Canada , announced on Monday that they will be banning "harmful" single-use plastic by 2021. And yet now, Trudeau has apparently discovered after nearly four years in power with a majority government, during which time he could have actually done something about it, that single-use plastics are an environmental crisis, and he has the solution, if only Canadians will re-elect him on October 21. Read More »

Trump touts immigration deal with Mexico but reveals no details

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If not, Mexico agrees to consider a long-standing US demand that Central American asylum seekers crossing through Mexico apply for refuge there, not the United States , Ebrard said on Monday, dropping his previous opposition to that idea. Given that the USA immigration system is overwhelmed by asylum requests, the two countries have agreed that some will be resolved on Mexican soil. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. Read More »

Video shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz

Authorities said they're still investigating the shooting, looking for who ordered the hit and what their motive was. He said the alleged coordinator is also among those in custody. The document also reveals ineptitude, saying the driver was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike as the pair tried to flee. Witnesses rushed Garcia on Sunday night and handed him over to police. Read More »

Iran to hand over Lebanese prisoner to Hezbollah soon

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The Lebanese foreign ministry, quoted by the country's official NNA news agency, said Nizar Zakka would be pardoned at the request of Beirut as a gesture for Eid. Iranian state television reported Monday, June 10, 2019 , that Zakka, a Lebanese national and a US permanent resident held for years in Tehran, "will be released in the coming hours". Read More »

Trump says he's sending 1000 more USA troops to ally Poland

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Senior administration officials dubbed the forthcoming agreement on United States troops in Poland as a "significant announcement", but refused to delve into details of the agreement. "You people would have a field day with that", Trump said to reporters at the meeting. Criticism of Germany is nothing new for Trump, who has repeatedly clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel, including over his demand for Germany to spend more on its defense budget. Read More »

MPs Reject Labour Attempt To Block No-Deal Brexit

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But he said the threat of no deal was a "vital" negotiation tool and the United Kingdom "must do better" than the current deal. The former Cabinet minister was introduced on stage by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, a surprise new endorsement, who said Mr Johnson was the only candidate who could "out-fight Nigel Farage in every corner of the country". Read More »

Opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics files for bankruptcy

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor departs federal court in Boston, Jan. 30. It also issued a press release , saying the filing was necessary to help it sell "substantially all of the company's assets and address the company's legacy legal liabilities". Read More »

NYC helicopter crash occurred in restricted zone

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that the pilot, identified as Tim McCormack , was the only person aboard the twin-engine Agusta A109E helicopter . He said the cause was unknown but that there was no indication the crash was an "act of terrorism". The rupture happened atop 787 Seventh Ave., a 54-myth constructing arrangement 51st Avenue, officers mentioned. Read More »

India unveils Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft for moon-landing mission

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The whole setup is expected to weigh 3.877 kg; the orbiter will weigh 2,379 kg, the lander 1,471 kg and the rover, 27 kg. Fifteen minutes later, the Chandrayaan 2 stack will be placed in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth. The total mission cost is thus Rs 978 crore, up from the Rs 800 crore reported in 2018. This was because the mission was originally envisaged as a partnership with Russian Federation, which would provide the lander. Read More »

Turlock man among four Americans to die recently in Dominican Republic

Cora Smith - who, with her hubby Jay, runs the Instagram account The_GreatEscape.Blog that has 26,000 followers - said she felt compelled to paint a rosy picture online of their three-month jaunt to the DR in 2018. The Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts suggested that it would take legal action over the alleged "dissemination of false information" following reports of the deaths. Read More »

American Airlines extends Max cancellations again

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American Airlines Group Inc said Sunday it is extending cancellations of about 115 daily flights into September due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. "Following the American Airlines" Sunday's (June 9th) statement, world's largest low-priced aircraft carrier maker, Boeing Co. had also released a statement saying, "(it) is partnering with our airline customers to maintain their planes in storage and will provide "entry into service' type support once they are cleared to resume ... Read More »

NTSB Launches Investigation Into NYC Helicopter Crash

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McCormack was flying over one of the country's densest urban districts through rain and low clouds despite not being "instrument rated", meaning he was not licensed to use the onboard systems to navigate the craft during limited visibility conditions, according to the FAA. Read More »

Houthi rebels fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Abha airport

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Eight of those wounded at Abha airport on Wednesday were admitted to hospital, the coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said. This aggression to the airport, which is approximately 125 miles north of the border with Yemen and serves domestic and regional routes, comes just days after Saudi Arabia said it intercepted multiple drones fired by the group targeting Jizan Airport - a small airport for short haul worldwide arrivals and departures to near countries such as Emirates and Egypt. Read More »

Theresa May: a legacy sunk by Brexit

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Nearly three years since Britain voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union , lawmakers remain at loggerheads over how, when or even whether to leave the EU. Hustings for all nominees will be held in Parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday. She seeks further concessions from the EU. The by-election was triggered when the incumbent Labour lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, was ousted by constituents in a recall petition, owing to a conviction in relation to a speeding offense. Read More »

Police detail man's threat behind panic at D.C. pride parade

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Part of Dupont Circle was apparently taped off, with miscellaneous items scattered around the area-items that people perhaps dropped in the rush to evacuate the area. The incident happened near Dupont Circle. "Everything fell and everyone said 'run!'" she said. She ran down the block and was pushed into a restaurant, where she went into a bathroom with a group of fellow revelers. Read More »

USA signed ‘another very important part’ of immigration deal with Mexico

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Republican President Donald Trump slammed the opposition Democratic party on June 10 while praising Mexico for its work stemming the flood of migrants that are making their way north from Central America. Economists had warned the pain of Trump's threatened tariffs - which were to start at five percent Monday and rise incrementally to 25 percent by October - and Mexican retaliatory measures would have been acute for both countries, with potentially global spillover. Read More »

USWNT breaks World Cup record for goals in rout of Thailand

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To recap: Morgan scored five of the Americans' 13 goals. She scored USA's 13th goal, becoming her country's oldest World Cup goal scorer and the second-oldest in Women's World Cup history. We probably won't see anything like U.S. versus Thailand again. Morgan put her arm around Thailand's Miranda Nild, who was wiping away tears on the field. Read More »

Ortiz back in Boston for gunshot wound care

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Translation: The emergency doctor says that David Ortiz said "Please Don't let me die, I'm a good man". Once doctors had stabilized him he was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he underwent a second surgery. "We have to reach out to our multiple sources in the DR, and even when many of them are people we fully trust, the vetting process at ESPN has very high standards". Read More »

Cyclone Vayu: Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting to review preparedness

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The depression over south-east, adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of about 31 kmph on Monday. "Heavy rain warning has been issued for Saurashtra and Kutch on June 13 and 14 due to the depression in the Arabian Sea, which will turn into a severe cyclonic storm", State meteorological director Jayanta Sarkar told reporters here. Read More »