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Trump racist tweet: Who is Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez - who is AOC?

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American President Donald Trump on Monday defended his attacks on four female Democratic members of Congress, saying he is not anxious about criticism because " many people agree with me ". Most lawmakers of Trump's party have stayed silent on the controversy. One Republican ally of Trump's, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, piled on, calling the women "communists" and "anti-American" as he also sought to nudge the president to focus on their policies. Read More »

They accused me of being the King of Corruption - Jacob Zuma

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Zuma is expected to give evidence from Monday to Friday in testimony broadcast live on South African television. He is reported to have allowed his friends to influence senior government appointments during his presidency. Sundaram said that Zuma was to be referred to by a codename, "Number 9", in an effort to hide his involvement in the news channel. The family, originally from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, rose to power in IT, mining and media sectors after coming to South Africa as the ... Read More »

Italy detains far right activists in seizure of weapons, missile, Nazi plaques

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They intercepted telephone and other data from far-right extremists who previously took part in an armed conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine on behalf of the Russian-backed separatist forces. Two other men were detained after police found a French-made Matra missile at an airport hangar that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Read More »

Alleged victims confront Jeffrey Epstein in court

One of Epstein's lawyers, Martin Weinberg, told Berman on Monday that Epstein needed to be out of jail so he and his lawyers could prepare their defense. The arrangement also would put Epstein under electronic monitoring by Global Positioning System, require him to post a "substantial" personal recognizance bond secured by his Manhattan home, and de-register and ground his private jet. Read More »

Charlottesville vehicle attacker sentenced to life, plus 419 years on state charges

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A vehicle hits a group of protesters demonstrating against a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. A state jury has recommended a sentence of life, plus 419 years. Fields was seen congregating with suspected white nationalists at the rally. After the vehicle attack, Vanguard members denied any association with Fields, describing him as a stranger and hanger-on who attached himself to the group in Charlottesville . Read More »

In Rare Sighting, Diver Encounters Human-Sized Jellyfish Off English Coast

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Here's Daly's episode with the barrel jellyfish, in which you can see how majestic and large this creature truly is. Diving with a giant barrel jellyfish in Cornwall to celebrate the end of #WildOceanWeek????Massive throw to Sharkman Dan for the wonderful footage Spend 2 minutes of the end of WILD OCEAN WEEK watching this handsome moment where I come face to face with a barrel jellyfish THE SAME SIZE AS ME while diving off of the coast of Falmouth????So excited that I actually say ... Read More »

40-50 people feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said authorities are focussing on rescuing those who are trapped and that an investigation will be launched to find the cause behind the collapse. "The building was about 100 years old". "In event of any mishap this office won't be responsible", it had said. The people around the local hood formed a human chain to pass out the debris to clear the place somehow, where machines couldn't reach due to the narrow layout of the area. Read More »

China-friendly Taiwan mayor beats Foxconn's Gou in opposition's presidential primary

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They also included Eric Chu, former mayor of New Taipei City, Chou Hsi-wei, former magistrate of Taipei County, Chang Ya-chung, president of the Sun Yat-sen School, and Terry Gou , Foxconn founder and chairman. This result makes January's upcoming elections even more unpredictable, as the future of relations with Beijing will be the main focus. Gou has declined to categorically dismiss mounting speculation that he would consider running as an independent. Read More »

Extinction Rebellion block traffic in United Kingdom cities in 'summer uprising' environmental protests

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In Cardiff, Extinction Rebellion members parked a large green boat outside Cardiff Castle and held banners reading "Act Now" and " Climate Emergency ", delaying commuters during the morning rush hour. Sue Hayman, the shadow environment secretary, addressed the crowd from the boat installation. Martine Dubuc of the Montreal police says the protesters were arrested at around 5 p.m. Read More »

India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

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An Indian Video journalist reports standing next to models of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII at Satish Dhawan Space Center after the Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted at the last minute at Sriharikota , in southern India, on July 15, 2019. Read More »

Claverham 'gimp suit' man terrifies woman in village

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Reports on social media surfaced over the weekend showing a photograph of what appeared to be a person in a black body suit, which covered their face and had red slit eyes. One woman told the BBC: "He kept coming towards me and was touching his groin, grunting and breathing heavy". "While we're keeping an open mind about the motive for these incidents", a spokesperson for the Avon and Somerset Police said. Read More »

Trump says congresswoman is ‘never happy’ with America and ‘hates Jews’

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Trump meanwhile has invoked his support for Israel as a means to defend himself against accusations of racism and xenophobia, doubling down on comments made this weekend against a group of progressive Democratic Party congresswomen. "It's about people who have been marginalized and how we can not allow the president of the United States to. fuel the flame of confusion as it relates to this level of bigotry". Read More »

Half of commissioners should be women, says Ursula von der Leyen

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Von der Leyen made the decision regardless of the outcome of a Tuesday vote in the European Parliament to decide on her appointment as European Commission head, Reuters reports. "If we close the gaps between us, we can turn tomorrow's challenges into tomorrow's opportunities". Von der Leyen also spelled out concrete proposals for the full implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Read More »

Flood toll mounts to 65 in Nepal

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Flood waters at Kaziranga National Park. A statement from the state Chief Minister´s office said 14 people died, all but one of whom were soldiers. The death toll there is "bound to increase", said Pratyaya Amrit, a senior official at the Bihar Disaster Management Department, as flood waters retreat and reveal the true extent of the damage. Read More »

Australian police link bones to French backpacker

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Last month, fishermen found three human bones in waters near to where the backpackers had parked their auto. Mr Ferrieux, 21, was last seen near Shelly Beach - just south of Port Macquarie - in February, along with 20-year-old British tourist Hugo Palmer. Read More »

Nine killed in plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

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The police said that all the victims were Swedish, with one person holding dual citizenship. Neither Jonsson nor the hospital immediately identified the victims' names or nationalities. Queen Silvia of Sweden and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden leave the christening of Princess Adrienne of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace Chapel on June 8, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More »

Erdogan Hails Delivery of S-400 System to Turkey

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During the tenure of US President Barack Obama, Turkey had been in negotiations to purchase American-made Patriot missiles, a deal that fell through when Erdogan's government asked for the sale to include a transfer of technology. Now the aim is joint production with Russian Federation. A senior Russian politician has said that Russia will expand its weapons sales to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nation Turkey , despite American protests over Ankara's recent receipt of a ... Read More »

Heavy rains, water shortage in S. Asia a reminder of climate emergency

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In Bangladesh, at least a dozen people, mostly farmers in rural areas, have been killed by lightning since Saturday as monsoon rains continue to batter parts of the low-lying country, according to officials and news reports. Monsoon floods in India's northern and eastern states have worsened, leaving thousands homeless. The emergency management official, whose office is under the Home Ministry, added that seven helicopters had been sent to different hilly districts hit by the landslides, ... Read More »

Carnival Ride Breaks in Half, Killing 2 and Injuring 27

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The pendulum swing ride, which swings for side to side and also revolves anti-clockwise around the center base, was only four years old. Police inspector JM Solanki said the park had been evacuated and several employees from the company operating the ride had been detained. Read More »

China fines companies for deals with Taiwan

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Moreover, Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States, said any attempts by the USA government to split Taiwan from China would "provoke a swift response". We are a component provider and do not decide where the products are used. "We see no reason why Honeywell would be potentially sanctioned by the Chinese government". Read More »

Trump defends border detention facilities as 'clean but crowded'

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Pence had visited migrant detention facilities in Texas Friday, ahead of planned ICE raids targeting undocumented migrants and their families across the United States. Footage of Mr Pence at the detention centre. Great reviews! Failing New York Times story was FAKE! 'I knew we'd see a system that was overwhelmed, ' Pence said during a press conference after touring the migrant detention center. Read More »

Extinction Rebellion protesters block roads in United Kingdom cities

Public transportation was diverted in Bristol and the bridge closed due to protesters on Monday. In Cardiff, the group moored a green boat outside Cardiff Castle, also setting up camp opposite City Hall. The local authority urged road users to consider taking other routes and said there could be congestion on surrounding streets. One demonstrator, Alex Evans, 43, said: "My eldest child is nine years old and for each of those nine years I've watched her future get steadily worse while ... Read More »

Pakistan reopens airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights to operate soon

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The move is expected to result in the reduction of flight times by around 70-80 minutes for flights that earlier used Pakistan's airspace for transit. On its part, the IAF announced on 31 May that all temporary restrictions imposed on Indian airspace post the Balakot strike had been removed. The decision to open the airspace has come a week before when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington DC on 22 July. Read More »

United Airlines to extend Boeing 737 Max grounding through November

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The company has been under scrutiny over their response to the incidents and how it was able to approve the plane. Amongst different U.S. MAX operators, Southwest Airways Co up to now has canceled flights by means of October 1 and American Airways Group by means of September 3, although these timelines are additionally more likely to be prolonged. Read More »

Floods across subcontinent displace millions in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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Some 1.9 million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, state officials said. Three rivers are overflowing in northeastern India and submerging parts of the region. Over 30 people have been killed and more than 130 buildings have collapsed following days of torrential rainfall that triggered mass floods and landslides across Nepal and two northern Indian states. Read More »

African American museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph death ruled homicide, coroner finds

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East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark said on Monday that she died of "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation", meaning her airway was physically blocked until she died. From then until 3:45pm, when police located her body about 3.5 miles away, Machen says anything could have befallen her mother. Johnson said her sister came over Friday because "she had mixed some cornbread, but her oven went out, and she brought it here to put in the oven". Read More »

Trump’s ‘blatantly illegal’ immigration rules end asylum protections

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Moreover, he added, "the largest single nationality among Central Americans arriving at the USA border applying for asylum is Guatemalans fleeing violence, insecurity, persecution". The rule will go into effect immediately on Tuesday morning. They have labs nearby where they make drugs to sell into the U.S. Mexico, one of the most unsafe country's in the world, must eradicate this problem now. Read More »

Black Activist Found 'Murdered' in Car Trunk

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The body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found Friday but the cause of her death is reportedly still unknown. The vehicle, which has also not been identified, was discovered about three miles from Roberts-Joseph's home. As the founder and curator of the non-profit Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African American History, Louisiana natives are hurt by the loss. Read More »

Eighth Aircraft Carrying Turkey's S-400 Air Defenсe System Parts Reaches Ankara

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The system's 48N6E3 surface-to-air missiles can hit aerodynamic targets at altitudes of 10,000-27,000 meters and ballistic threats at altitudes of 2,000-25,000 meters. Last month, the two presidents met in Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit of the world's largest economies. At the time, Trump acknowledged the USA had a "complicated" situation when it came to responding to Turkey and noted that possible sanctions were being discussed, as was reported by VOA. Read More »

Storm Barry brings flood fears in Louisiana

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The center of a weakening Barry is moving north through Louisiana and will eventually move into Arkansas as the circulation spins down. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday parts of south-central Louisiana could still have rainfall totals of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters), with isolated pockets of up to 20 inches (50 centimeters). Read More »

Four Queensland children drive 900km after leaving goodbye note

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Police from Queensland are looking for a 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and the young girl after they took a four-wheel-drive from Gracemere last night. "There was a short pursuit up there with the Highway Patrol and due to the age of the driver and the road conditions, that was terminated by the Highway Patrol officers. Read More »

One dies, hundreds evacuate after 7.3 quake in Indonesia

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The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at an area 168 km south-southeast of Ternate, the USGS said. Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones. "There are no reports of infrastructure damage yet", Iksan Subur, an official with Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency located near the epicenter, told Reuters . Read More »