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Royal Caribbean Cancels Port Calls in Puerto Rico Over Civil Unrest

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Harmony of the Seas is now on a seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral and is carrying 6,594 passengers. That pent up frustration is spilling out not just in the streets of San Juan, but also in New York City. Protesters waved Puerto Rico's flag printed in black and gray rather than red, white and blue, as a symbol of their discontent with a government they call corrupt and unresponsive to its people. Read More »

India’s ‘dosa king’ restauranteur dies one week into life term for murder

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Moving a petition before the Madras High Court , his son said that since the apex court had refused to extend the grace time, his bedridden father had no choice but to surrender. Days after the couple went to the police, Santhakumar was kidnapped and killed. Her husband's body was later found in a forest and police confirmed that he had been strangled. Read More »

G7 worried over Facebook`s Libra cryptocurrency: French official

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A number of other thorny issues await G7 ministers when they begin their annual meeting later Wednesday in Chantilly , north of Paris. Common ground should be found more easily among ministers and central bankers present at the meeting on the issue of digital currencies and coins. Read More »

Merkel protégée takes up defence role in bid to boost leadership hopes

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chairwoman of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), addresses a news conference at the party headquarters in Berlin , Germany June 3, 2019. "The defence ministry, the defence minister, hold command and military authority". Germany's armed forces, which critics maintain have always been chronically underfunded, are consistently accused of inefficiency and of having inadequate or defective equipment. Read More »

Man Who Cracked 'Unbreakable' Nazi Code Honoured On New Bank Note

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His war work remained a secret until decades later. The scientist's story was adapted into a film in 2014, with screen star Benedict Cumberbatch taking on The Imitation Game's lead role. The current 50 pound note that features entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt was introduced in 2011. The note features a ticker tape of binary code that spells out his birthday (June 23, 1912), and depicts the " British Bombe " machine that helped break the Enigma code. Read More »

United Kingdom arrests Manchester bomber′s brother

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The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, Hashem Abedi is expected in court in London this morning after he was extradited to the United Kingdom to face allegations he was involved in the 2017 attack. "It's important we now let the law take its full course", he said. The Tripoli government is now seeking Western support as it battles forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, a veteran Libyan general who launched an offensive against the capital in April. Read More »

At least 12 presumed dead in Japan animation studio fire

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According to NHK , the suspect allegedly said "die" when setting fire to the studio. Several people were confirmed dead at the site, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing police. "Since inauguration, our principles are "Make a challenge, ' 'Do the best, ' 'Produce required works" and 'Keep our corporate as a humanitarian one.' We value people". Read More »

Boeing Dedicates $50 Million to Victims' Compensation Fund

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However, due to the worldwide grounding of the aircraft that followed the tragic plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia - killing 346 people - Boeing has been forced to take the model off the market until further investigations have convinced authorities that modifications made to the aircraft will ensure its safety and airworthiness. Read More »

South Korea accuses Japan of 'lukewarm' stand on North Korea sanctions

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It comes amid deep frustration in Japan over what Tokyo sees as Seoul's failure to act in response to a South Korean court ruling ordering a Japanese company to compensate former forced labourers from the Second World War. Thousands of South Koreans have signed petitions posted by citizens on the presidential office's websites that called for boycotts of Japanese products and of travel to Japan and for South Korea to skip next year's Tokyo Summer Olympics. Read More »

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

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He ordered the government to put the search warrant records related to searches of Cohen's residence and office in the public record by 11 a.m. ET Thursday. The closure of the case is the strongest suggestion yet that federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone besides Cohen in the scheme to use hush-money payments to protect Trump's reputation during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

Turkish envoy killed in Iraq by gunmen in restaurant attack

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Turkey's foreign ministry said an "employee" at its Arbil consulate was killed in a shooting outside the consulate. In recent months, the Turkish military has intensified air and ground operations against them across the border. An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman said it would closely follow the investigation. Responding to Wednesday's incident, Turkey vowed to retaliate against the "atrocious attack". Read More »

Footage Unearthed of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein Partying Together

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Trump has since distanced himself from Epstein , who is now facing federal sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy charges in addition to allegations that he sexually abused girls as young as 14. In 2002 Trump described Epstein to NY magazine as a "terrific guy", adding: "He's a lot of fun to be with. She's hot." In response, the wealthy investor appears to smile and nod. Read More »

US House condemns Trump's 'racist comments'

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Some of Trump's critics argue that the House should begin impeachment hearings because the evidence produced there about the president will help persuade more Republicans in the House and at home to support removing him. We can't tell yet whether that prediction will come true, but on Wednesday, the House will at least consider the possibility. House Majority Whip James Clyburn said he did not think lawmakers were ready to debate impeachment, partly because Congress is scheduled to hear from ... Read More »

Military warns alien hunters not to storm Area 51

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Over 1.4 million people have marked themselves as "going" to the event as of July 17, while 1.1 million are "interested". A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3 a.m. Read More »

Commerce chief Ross calls contempt vote 'political theater'

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Four Democrats broke with their leaders and opposed it. Ross told the Fox Business Network that his department has supplied more than 14,000 pages of documents related to the 2020 census and excluded only about 15 pages that the administration believes are protected under executive privilege. Read More »

Man leaves woman in critical condition after sexual assault

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He drove her to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her and then stole her cell phone and forced her out of the auto. Later that day, a sexual assault examination of the victim was conducted at a medical facility. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez after appearing in federal court in Hartford. The assault is believed to have occurred just before 4:45 am on Sunday, July 14, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service, when officers found a woman suffering from severe ... Read More »

Year-old Utah girl killed by golf ball hit by her father

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Trent Colledge told Gephardt Daily . The head golf professional at the at the Links at Sleepy Ridge course said he had never heard of someone dying from being hit with a golf ball at his course. Aria Hill (front) with her family. Aria would often go golfing with her father, her uncle, David Smith told KSL . 'That was one of their things that they would do together. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed arrested, sent to judicial custody

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For years Pakistan has faced worldwide pressure to choke-off financing to militant groups allegedly operating from its soil. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody Wednesday while travelling to the eastern city of Gujranwala , where he appeared before a judge on terror finance charges, according to a Pakistani counterterrorism spokesman. Read More »

U.S. removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme

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The break with Turkey over its purchase of a Russian weapon system is symptomatic of a deeper division between Ankara and its Western allies and partners. The White House, however, said in its statement Wednesday that Turkey had plenty of chances to buy the U.S. Patriot system. Part of what has driven Erdoğan's decision to go with the S-400 system is that Turkey will gain the technology to build S-400 systems itself. Read More »

Five years on, flight MH17 families call for justice

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Arguing that it took time for them to realize where the source of that campaign was located, the letter's signatories concluded, "The Russian government has done its best to hide the truth, or worse, convey the idea that there is no reliable truth to be found". Read More »

ICJ dismisses Indias plea for Kulbhushan Jadhavs acquittal, release

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Jadhav, who hails from Powai area of Mumbai and is 49 years old now, was put to trial in a military court instead of a civil court, and a death sentence was pronounced against him on April 10, 2017. Pakistan Foreign Ministry released a statement the same day stating that the statement attributed to the Adviser is incorrect. 8 May 2017: India moved a petition in the United Nations seeking justice for Jadhav after being denied 16 consular accesses, alleging violation of the Vienna ... Read More »

El Chapo gets life in jail and hefty a R176-billion fine

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He also thanked his family for giving him "the strength to bear this torture that I have been under for the past 30 months". Prosecutors asked United States federal judge Brian Cogan to tack on a symbolic extra 30 years in prison for the use of firearms in his business, portraying Guzman as "ruthless and bloodthirsty". Read More »

House Votes to Condemn Trump Tweets

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The House of Representatives today passed a resolution denouncing the President's " racist comments". Of the almost one dozen Republican senators who criticized Trump's remarks, only three face serious re-election challenges. Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas on Tuesday introduced his articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump , which will force the House to take up the measure later this week. Read More »

Labour wrong to attack anti-Semitism whistleblowers, says Thornberry

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SHADOW foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said it is wrong for Labour to "go for" former officials who blew the whistle on anti-Semitism in the party. They also criticised the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) by the party so former staff would not speak about their experiences - especially as the party had openly campaigned against them in other situations. Read More »

Haftar's ally UAE calls for peace in Libya

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At least 682 deaths have been recorded in the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration, nearly half as many as the 1,425 registered in 2018. There have been several global and regional attempts to achieve stability and peace in the country that has witnessed prolonged conflict among rivals controlling different parts of it. Read More »

Indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

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Suspecting that the victim, a member of a rival gang, had defaced an MS-13 graffiti, they allegedly abducted him, choked him and drove to a remote location in the Angeles National Forest where six MS-13 associates killed him with a machete. Read More »

Grieve accuses Johnson of Brexit 'radicalisation' over Irish backstop

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Asked if the comments of Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt had now made a no deal more likely, he said it was a "significant and increasing risk", but that the Government would make a determination on the likely outcome in September following consultations with the new British prime minister and the European Council. Read More »

Hunger on the rise as it affects 821 million worldwide

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There are 338 million school-age children and adolescents who are overweight and 672 million obese adults. MORE than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported yesterday - the third year in a row that the number has risen. Read More »