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Trump to raise Hong Kong protests with Xi at G20: Pompeo

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After daybreak Monday, police announced that they want to clear the streets. Throngs of largely black-clad protesters snaked their way for miles through the streets to the city's parliament throughout Sunday - with the organisers' estimate for the crowd size doubling an already record-breaking demonstration the previous Sunday in the city of 7.3 million. Read More »

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

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Netanyahu unveiled a "Trump Heights" sign, featuring an Israeli and a United States flag, to mark the site of the new settlement. "The Golan Heights was and will always be an inseparable part of our country and homeland", he said. Several bureaucratic obstacles will need to be overcome to develop the settlement. Mr Trump later tweeted his approval, saying: "Thank you PM @Netanyahu and the State of Israel for this great honor!" But a June 12 memorandum from Netanyahu's office showed the ... Read More »

Phoenix police chief apologizes to family over incident

A video released Friday shows police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding a baby . Horne said the parents didn't know their daughter had taken the doll until they were in the vehicle leaving the store. Read More »

Sudan's former president appears for the first time since being jailed

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Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since he was overthrown, as he was taken out of prison to the office of the anti-corruption prosecutor. Meanwhile, Mahmoud said former president al-Bashir would face trial on corruption accusations next week. In May, the prosecutor general said Bashir had been charged over the killings of protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations, which eventually led to his ouster. Read More »

Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid 'treason'

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It comes as the US looks for new ways to punish Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and prevent a recurrence. The newspaper, basing its reports on three months of interviews with current and former government officials, said this campaign was conducted under new cyber authorities granted by Trump and Congress. Read More »

Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks

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He also accused Iran "and its proxies" of the May 12 attacks on four tankers anchored in the Gulf of Oman off the United Arab Emirates ' port of Fujairah, and warned that he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom. Doing so would disrupt oil tankers traveling out of the Gulf region to the Indian Ocean and global export routes. Sheikh Abdullah, whose country is bitterly opposed to Iranian influence in the region, called for a de-escalation of tensions. Read More »

Mexico seeks int'l support to curb immigration: FM

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Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the United States president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement. " He'll be reporting directly to me ", the president said in an interview on "Fox & Friends". The language is close to that of a "safe third country" agreement that the U.S. Read More »

Iran to scale back nuclear deal commitments: Tasnim

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The European Union is an ardent backer of the deal and has pledged to support Tehran in the face of crippling U.S. sanctions, but Iranian officials have voiced frustration at the lack of concrete steps taken so far. I don't want a dust-up with Iran. The allegation "only makes it abundantly clear" that the US and its regional allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were moving to a "Plan B", Zarif said, which was to "sabotage diplomacy" as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ... Read More »

Twitter had a 'whale' of a time with Trump's typo

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Trump defended his comments with a specious hypothetical that, just because he meets with "foreign governments" all the time, should he "call the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these calls and meetings?" We talked about 'Everything!' Should I immediately.call the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these calls and meetings? President Trump regularly tweets about the "fake news media", but it seems he's shared a bit of fake news himself with a recent royal blunder. Read More »

Massive electrical failure cuts power to Argentina and Uruguay

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The company has since said it has begun the process of normalisation which "will take several hours". Gustavo Lopetegui, Argentina's energy secretary, said that power was being restored to certain areas to the South American country. The fault has coincided with a local election vote in Argentina, where it is now mid-morning. He said the cause of the massive outage was unknown at the time, while reports suggested it was due to a grid failure. Read More »

No tsunami threat to NZ after 7.0 magnitude Kermadec quake

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It struck at a depth of six miles and an alert was issued for the island region shortly afterwards. Preliminary investigations suggest New Zealand may avoid the tsunami, but Kiwi's are urged to take care near the foreshore. The Kermadec Islands where the natural disaster struck are part of the so-called Pacific 'Ring of Fire, ' which is regularly rattled by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Read More »

Storms With Locally Heavy Downpours Will Disrupt Outdoor Plans For Father's Day

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Make sure you are WEATHER AWARE and paying close attention to rapidly-changing weather conditions. We'll keep the chance for rain off and on throughout the day and into Tuesday night . Partly sunny, with a high near 88. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for storms. Highs: Around 85-90. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 64. We start off with some clouds Monday , followed by some peeks of sun by the afternoon, otherwise the rest of the work week looks unsettled with showers, below normal ... Read More »

India set to raise tariffs on some USA goods

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The increased duties apply to products including almonds, apples and walnuts, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs said. The list initially included 29 goods but artemia, a kind of shrimp, has been removed from the list. While import duty on walnut has been hiked to 120 per cent from 30 per cent, duty on chickpeas, Bengal gram (chana) and masur dal will be raised to 70 per cent, from 30 per cent now. Read More »

Amanda Knox returns to Italy - English

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Ms Knox's 2011 acquittal was just one step in a long judicial process of contrasting decisions before she was definitively acquitted in 2015 by Italy's highest court. "Thrust into the spotlight against my will in 2007, the year of the iPhone and the takeoff of Twitter and Facebook, the most intimate details of my life - from my sexual history to my thoughts of death and suicide in prison - were taken from my private diary and leaked to the media", she wrote. Read More »

Gee: The one Father’s Day I will always remember

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For over a quarter of fathers polled, criticism made them feel less confident as a parent and 1 in 5 say it discourages them from being more involved in parenting. Still, some fathers describe situations in which other adults seem to discount their parental role: 11 percent have felt that a teacher assumed they were not knowledgeable about their child's needs or behavior, and 12 percent have felt that a doctor or nurse assumed they were not knowledgeable about their child's health. Read More »

Biden, Sanders lined up for debate's second night

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Her primary rivals on stage will be former congressman Beto O'Rourke, who earned a national spotlight during his run for the Senate past year in Texas, and Senator Cory Booker, who along with Harris is one of two African-Americans in the race. Read More »

Parents claim police pulled guns after toddler allegedly took a doll

Ames then appeared to be complying as he was picked off the ground and thrown against a patrol vehicle. The officer kicks Ames and can be heard yelling multiple times, "When I tell you to do something, you f****** do it". This isn't the first time Phoenix police have been accused of harboring racist cops. There are at least two different video angles of the incident, as bystanders were recording the tense encounter. Read More »

Telegram CEO points to China as likely origin of cyberattack

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It warned that users in many regions may face connection issues. Hong Kong is now the site of mass demonstrations over the introduction of a new extradition bill which would allow citizens to be brought to mainland China for trial. Telegram was struck by a distributed denial of service ( DDoS) attack in light of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong over an extradition legislation that will allow people to be extradited to Mainland China for trials. Read More »

Sizzling heat, humidity and lychees kill 48 children in Bihar

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Rai said the mysterious disease, which is also known by the name of Japanese fever, had negligible impact in the last two years in Muzaffarpur but this year, the disease unfortunately killed several children. Most of the affected children are from districts such as Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran, and West Champaran. On Wednesday a multi-specialist high-level team from India's federal health ministry visited Muzaffarpur to assist the state government in the ... Read More »

U.S. must end false flag operations in region: Iran UN mission

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two oil tanker incidents were "suspicious" and called for regional dialogue to avoid tensions. Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, told reporters on Friday that sailors on board the ill-fated oil tanker observed " flying objects " just before the incident in which the ship caught fire and was badly damaged. Read More »

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Humidity and storm chances returning

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Periodic chances for thunderstorms will remain in the forecast Sunday through Wednesday night . Areas to the west and northwest of the metro saw more sunshine, helping to warm temperatures into the lower 80s. Monday: Partly sunny and cool. Expect a brief round of inland downpours and scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening hours. Read More »

Trump Clarifies He Would Report Foreign Dirt on Rivals

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Trump, in an interview on Friday with "Fox & Friends", said he would "of course" look at the information in order to determine whether or not it was "incorrect". When asked if he thought he would know if there were evidence of extraterrestrials, Trump told Stephanopoulos, "I think my great, our great pilots would know". Read More »

Twitter takes down thousands of accounts linked to Iran

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But Twitter, in a blog post by head of site integrity Yoel Roth, said "transparency is core to our mission" and vowed to fight "misleading, deceptive, and spammy behaviour". Twitter's legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, Vijaya Gadde, recently admitted that she has "no doubt" that content on Twitter and other social networks could contribute to radicalisation, while revealing that 1.6 million accounts have been taken down related to terrorism. Read More »

Trump plans to name former immigration official Tom Homan as border czar

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Governors from Mexico's northern border states were in the capital to meet President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on the issue. The program, known as Remain in Mexico, now operates in Tijuana, Mexicali and Ciudad Juarez. During a freewheeling " Fox and Friends " interview on Friday, Trump announced that Homan would serve as the border czar and be "very much involved in the border". Read More »

Shooting at California Costco leaves one dead, two injured

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An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer discharged his gun during the incident and was among those injured, said LAPD Officer Greg Kraft. The names of the adults injured have not been released. "Didn't know if this was another mass shooting". The two huddled together. Witnesses at the scene told CBSLA reporter Nicole Comstock they heard an argument before hearing seven or eight shots. Read More »

Trudeau going to Washington to seek support in China row

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Trudeau and Trump will also talk about two Canadians detained in China for the last six months. Former diplomat Michael Kovring and entrepreneur Michael Spavor were detained separately by Chinese authorities on December 10, days after Canadian officials arrested Meng Wanzhou , chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei , at the request of US authorities. Read More »

Rivals to replace May say Boris Johnson needs scrutiny

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The former foreign secretary told BBC Radio 4's "World At One" programme that he was committed to leaving the European Union by October 31 and said the controversial Irish backstop problems could be solved by having checks away from the Border. Read More »

Justice Department backs decision to not release Trump's tax returns

The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed the Treasury and IRS on May 10 for six years of the president's tax returns after Mnuchin denied them access days earlier. Neal's subpoena covered six years of the president's personal tax returns and six years of returns from eight of the companies that he owns. The efforts to obtain Trump's personal tax returns have been a priority among activists and Democrats since taking control of the House at the start of this year. Read More »

Woman known as 'The Venezuelan' among those busted in David Ortiz shooting

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Six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained since the shooting , Dominican authorities said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press . He cautioned that confirmation would have to come through a fingerprint match. "For us, as Dominican players, it's a very bad image". The enraged crowd beat him to a pulp before handing him over the authorities. Read More »

Matt Hancock considering pulling out of Tory leadership race

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Just six hopefuls now remain in the Tory leadership race after Health Secretary Matt Hancock withdrew. But the odds-on favourite is Johnson - a figurehead of the 2016 referendum that triggered the laborious process of extricating Britain from the European Union after almost 50 years. Read More »

Iran, US not ready to crack nuclear deal: President Trump

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Between 1981 and 1988, a total of 451 ships suffered some sort of attack in the region from Iraqi or Iranian forces, according to a report from the U.S. The crews of both ships struck on Thursday were picked up safely. Thursday's maritime alert comes after what the US has described as Iranian attacks on four oil tankers nearby, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates . Read More »

Iran Furious Iranian officials claim sabotage in tanker incident

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He did not allow questions so journalists could challenge his assertions. She said tanker warfare in the Persian Gulf has historically been a problem, and she wouldn't be opposed to the USA having a more visible presence in the region. The US blamed Iran for last month's incidents, saying Iranian-made limpet mines were used in the attacks. Just last month the US ended waivers that allowed some countries to continue buying Iranian oil, a move that is starving Iran of oil income and that ... Read More »