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Ambassadors condemn China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang region

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According to the U.N., the United States , and independent assessments, China has forced between almost one and two million Muslim minorities into the detention facilities, known as mind-transformation or re-education camps . FILE PHOTO: People hold signs protesting China's treatment of Uighur people in the Xinjiang region, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , May 8, 2019. Read More »

At least 16 killed, 84 injured in Pakistan train crash

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People rush an injured passenger to a hospital in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Ahmed said some of the injured passengers were listed in critical condition. According to a railways spokesperson, an information cell has been set up in Sukkur division for the families of the victims. Fourteen of the dead were taken to the government hospital, with 66 people injured in the wreck also treated there, Liaquat Chohan, a senior hospital official, told Al Jazeera . Read More »

UK Labour under pressure over anti-Semitism after BBC doc

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He was replaced by Jennie Formby as general Secretary. In a March 2018 email, Milne called to investigate the party's review process regarding anti-Semitic complaints, telling Labour's then-head of disputes, Sam Matthews, that the proceedings were tainted by politics. Read More »

Five-foot alligator spotted in Chicago lagoon

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With gators being a non-native species to the Chicago area, some locals have speculated that the scaly creature was once a pet, and was dumped into the lagoon by an individual who either grew exhausted of the reptile or was simply unable to continue caring for it. Read More »

GoPro camera buried in Himalayas reveals British climbers' final moments before avalanche

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Australian woman Ruth McCance (left) was among the eight climbers missing in India's Himalayas . Veteran British mountaineer Mr Moran led the team on an expedition up the 25,600ft Nanda Devi East, beginning on May 13. In this very hard search operation in high Himalayas, the ITBP team retrieved seven dead bodies on 23/06/2019. "The GoPro was proved to be like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers, ITBP deputy inspector general A.P.S. Read More »

Dems want Acosta to quit for role in financier's sex plea

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Attorney General William Barr has consulted with Justice Department ethics officials and will not recuse himself from overseeing the case of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein by federal prosecutors in NY. The Herald was not cited by name, but it is believed to be a reference to Brown, who wrote the series " Perversion of Justice " about Epstein last November, in which she reported on 60 women who said they were sexually abused by the financier between 2001 and 2005. Read More »

Mexican President Warns Others May Leave Government After Urzua

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Urzua, a doctor in economics, indicated in his letter that some public policy decisions of the present administration were made without "sufficient back up". Despite his comments on fiscal discipline, Herrera made clear he was also on board with Lopez Obrador's expansive infrastructure plans, and vowed to stay in the post until asked to leave. Read More »

United Kingdom and Canada will give millions to global media defense fund

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has taken a swipe at Australia's failure to protect press freedom following police raids and threats of criminal charges against journalists for doing their jobs. In his letter to the British secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs, Simon said by denying RT and Sputnik accreditation based on a determination that these outlets are a form of propaganda, "your government risks undermining the very principles of free expression that the conference ... Read More »

At least 24 killed in brutal PNG tribal massacres

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However, clashes involving different clans have been going on in the region for over 20 years. In one attack in Karida, fighters are said to have hacked to death six women, eight children, as well as two pregnant women, in a 30-minute rampage. Read More »

Appeals Court Orders Dismissal Of Lawsuit Involving Trump Hotel

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The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously dropped the suit filed by Maryland and the District of Columbia, ruling that there was no legal standing for the plaintiffs to sue the president. The Trump International Hotel in Washington opened just months before Trump took office. The Fourth Circuit ruled that D.C. and Maryland could not properly bring such a case against Trump because they did not establish that they suffered any harm that justified the lawsuit. Read More »

United Kingdom ambassador to USA quits days after leaked documents on Trump

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The BBC's diplomatic correspondent said the ambassador had made the decision after Johnson declined to back him in a televised debate on Tuesday night. "The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like", Sir Kim said in his resignation letter. Memos from Kim Darroch describing the Trump administration as inept were leaked to a British newspaper, infuriating the United States president, who launched a Twitter attack on both the envoy and outgoing prime ... Read More »

Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tanker

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The minister said the giant tanker has a capacity of up to two million barrels of oil and that is why it was traveling through the Strait of Gibraltar rather than the Suez Canal. British Royal Marines seized the supertanker Grace 1 on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions in a move which drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West. Read More »

French missiles found on rogue frequent's unsuitable

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France has consistently denied arming Gen Haftar's forces, but has provided diplomatic toughen. Paris argued that the missiles did not violate a United Nations arms embargo because they were originally meant to protect French forces combating jihadis in Libya, home to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). Read More »

Ilhan Omar Floats Ad Boycott of Tucker Carlson

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Congress should never have been allowed in the United States", Berman explained, before playing a clip of the Fox News' host's remarks. Carlson saw some advertisers sever business with his show a year ago after he said that immigrants make the country "poorer and dirtier " while displaying images of trash. Read More »

Barr: There's way to have citizenship on census

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Furman blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the census in January, and that decision was upheld by the Supreme Court last month. The federal judge overseeing the census case in the Southern District of NY has blocked the government's motion to withdraw its team of lawyers who had been working on the case previously. Read More »

That Big California Earthquake Left A Scar That's Visible From Space

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Interested in Earthquakes? Add Earthquakes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Earthquakes news , video, and analysis from ABC News. Deputies sent to the rural property, on the northeast outskirts of the border town, found the man pinned under a Jeep that had previously been jacked up safely, according to Tippetts. Read More »

What does vote on Northern Ireland bill mean?

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The partner of Lyra McKee says she is heartbroken that the person she wanted to marry isn't here to see the Northern Ireland's same sex marriage amendment passing in Westminster . Ministers have already promised to respect the results meaning that, unless Sinn Fein and the DUP break their deadlock over the running of the devolved government, the vote could have a major impact for the people of Northern Ireland. Read More »

Australian Freed from N. Korea Rejects Accusations of Espionage

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Just $5 a month. In a series of Twitter posts, Mr Sigley told followers he was "well both mentally and physically". Sigley said the allegation he was a spy was "pretty obviously" false and stood by the earlier statement made to NK News which said the columns he wrote from inside North Korea were created to show life in the capital and were not "anti-state" in nature. Read More »

Flash flood emergency issued for Washington metro area

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Areas of concern reportedly include the Great Falls, Virginia, area and southeastern Montgomery County, Maryland as heavy rains continue to batter much of the area, including the District of Columbia. "Stay clear of downed power lines and always assume they are energized", it said in a tweet. Transportation services were also halted. The advisory is in effect until 3:15 p.m. Read More »

FATAL FINISH: Ex-jockey dies when metal straw pierces brain

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A riding accident at the age of 21 had left her with multiple fractures to the spine, causing scoliosis and leaving her prone to collapsing "like a sack of potatoes" at random intervals , the court heard. "I slid the glass off the straw and turned her over". I need straws and use them daily. The eco straws have grown in popularity in recent years after an environmental push to cease plastic use. Read More »

President Trump claims administration is helping environment

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The United States also slipped in the global environmental rankings to No. 27 in 2018 from 26th during the past year of the Obama administration, according to the Environmental Performance Index , a project by Yale and Columbia universities to measure national performance on air, water, forestry and other metrics. Read More »

Trump Warns Iran "Sanctions Will Soon Be Increased, Substantially"

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The US ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said there was no credible reason for Iran to breach two key commitments on uranium enrichment. But Trump's withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2018 - and subsequent sanctions - have deprived Iran of the economic benefits it expected and dealt an additional blow on its economy. Read More »

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Drug Price Policy

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The narrow ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., struck down a requirement that was set to go into effect within hours, on Tuesday. "The only people who actually pay the list price are uninsured patients, which will be more [people] if the Trump administration gets its way on the Affordable Care Act", Kottler said. Read More »

Jeffrey Epstein's victims make new attempt to throw out plea deal

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Federal authorities in NY say they were years away from charging Epstein when the Florida deal was reached - and therefore weren't contemplating charges at the time. "I talked to the president this morning", she said. "It just goes to show". Federal prosecutors say, essentially, a deal's a deal and the agreement must stand. Read More »

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

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He said parliament had not been suspended since King Charles I did so during the English Civil War. "If her first minister asks for that permission, it is nearly inconceivable that the Queen will do anything other than granted it". The politician also warned that the Brexit deadline, scheduled for 31 October, may become a disaster for United Kingdom businesses if companies are not ready for it. Read More »

Jim Beam warehouse fire kills thousands of fish

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The fish are basically suffocating because there's not enough oxygen in the water, said Margaret Carreiro, a Kentucky-based retired biology professor. Once the emergency phase is over, the cabinet plans to issue a violation to Jim Beam for the spill, he said. "There are stormwater controls that could certainly be considered for these sites and they should not be let off the hook simply because they are a symbol of the state of Kentucky", Flickner said. Read More »

US, China negotiators resume trade war talks

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The top US and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first known contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending a tariff war. The talks to end the trade war between the U.S and China broke down in May after the United States blamed China for retreating from commitments including new laws to address the USA concerns. Read More »

Justice demanded for teen killed for listening to rap music

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He later told police that "rap music makes him feel unsafe, because in the past he has been attacked by people (Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American) who listen to rap music", the affidavit said. He continued, "You took a helluva kid..." "There's no excuse for this", the teen's devastated mother, Serina Rides told Fox 10 . "I don't understand it". Read More »

New Greek government faces swift test from creditors

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In a letter to the new prime minister, Juncker praised the Greek people for what they had to endure during its recent financial crisis which nearly saw the country ejected from the euro currency area four years ago. His sister Dora Bakoyannis is a former minister and the first female mayor of Athens . Explaining the retracement, Mizuho's head of rates strategy Peter Chatwell said that there was some negative reaction for Greek bonds because there is an expectation that New Democracy's ... Read More »