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Protesters want justice for Eric Garner

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The chokehold, defined as "pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air", had been officially banned by the Police Department about 20 years earlier, but continued to be routinely employed. Read More »

New Zealand police report 'serious' incident in Christchurch, residents evacuated

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Firefighters extinguished the fire after about two hours but crews remain at the scene. Frantic neighbours and passersby helped drag the survivors out of the debris. A Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said a fire investigator was at the scene but did not yet have any official information about the cause. "Just debris everywhere, fire, confusion, chaos. Read More »

US, Iran Each Demand Release of Oil Tankers

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An initial order by the court authorising the detention of the vessel would lapse after Friday. British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said Britain would facilitate the release of the Grace 1 if Iran gave guarantees that the tanker would not go to Syria, once the issue had followed due process in Gibraltar's courts. Read More »

Man Makes Daring Escape From Burning High-Rise

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Police officers on the scene assisted the seemingly uninjured man in climbing over scaffolding at the bottom of the building. The man - who has not been identified - was filmed by a helicopter circling the building as he climbed down from 19 floors above ground to safety. Read More »

Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant

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She has also received support from world leaders who have condemned what happened and expressed solidarity with Omar . "They should embrace our country". The reference was to Somalianborn Muslim Ilhan Omar. All four are US citizens and, with the exception of Omar, were born in the United States . Earlier this year, the freshman lawmaker made a statement that played off tropes questioning the influence of Jewish money in American politics. Read More »

Ardern to raise deportations with PM

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Ardern will hold talks with the Australian prime minister on Friday morning and the issue will be discussed along side terrorism, trade and the Pacific step-up . Ardern said she raised the deportations, and that Morrison "registered" the concerns. About 1,500 Kiwis have been caught in the dragnet, nearly half the total of 4,000, and Wellington has raised concerns that many of those deported grew up in Australia and have no ties to New Zealand. Read More »

Canada and European Union work on 'interim fix' to save global trade body

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday added his voice to those condemning an attack by US President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying "that is not how we do things in Canada". "And I want everyone in Canada to know that those comments are completely unacceptable and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada". She is an American citizen who was born in Somalia, while the other three are American-born. Read More »

Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as dispute escalates

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South Korea and Japan, both key U.S. allies, have been often embroiled in history and territory disputes stemming from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Kono claimed that what South Korea is doing amounts to "overturning the global order since World War II" and demanded Seoul take steps to correct the situation. Read More »

Trump, the 'Squad' and the 'send her back' chants

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Mr. Trump has been criticized for not responding during the rally. Paul International Airport to celebrate Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's return to the state following recent rhetoric by President Donald Trump . "Then come back and show us how it is done". "They said, 'Send her back, ' they didn't know I was already going back to have a attractive conversation about what it means to create progress for all of the people in our country", said Omar. Read More »

Njoroge lets loose at FAA in US Congress

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The 737 max jets are still not approved to fly now. Mike Perrone, president of the union that represents about 11,000 FAA workers including safety inspectors, also addressed the subcommittee and said company employees now do more than 90% of the FAA's aircraft-certification work. Read More »

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

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The shock on Friday was caught live in the studios of state broadcaster ERT. There were no reports of serious injuries but several aftershocks have been felt. People are seen on the Syntagma Square following the evacuation of nearby buildings after an quake in Athens, Greece , July 19, 2019. "But we need more time and data to have a clear picture". Read More »

Boris Johnson Faces a Fight for Survival Before He’s Even Won

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The OBR said the spending and tax cut promises made by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, one of whom is due to become prime minister next week, would put a strain on the budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond , Justice Secretary David Gauke, Business Secretary Greg Clark and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart were among the Cabinet ministers who did not vote. Read More »

Dutch state partially liable for Srebrenica deaths: defense ministry

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Around 8,000 Muslim men and boys in all were taken away and killed, in what was the worst mass slaughter on European soil since World War Two, and an act of genocide. "The state thereby accepts liability for the damages as determined by the Supreme Court". "The chance that the male refugees would have escaped the Bosnian Serbs had they been given the choice to stay was slim, but not negligible ", it stated. Read More »

Australia 'deeply disappointed' by writer's detention in China

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Australia's foreign minister said on Friday her government was "deeply disappointed" that a Chinese-Australian writer had been placed in criminal detention in Beijing six months after he was taken into custody at a Chinese airport. On Friday, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne released a statement saying the Australian Government was "deeply disappointed" that Dr Yang has been transferred to criminal detention in China. Read More »

In El Chapo's home state, Mexicans bemoan his punishment far from home

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USA officials have estimated Guzman's fortune at $14 billion and a judge ordered Guzman to pay $12.6 billion as part of his US life sentence announced Wednesday. Guzman made a name for himself as a trafficker in the 1980s by digging tunnels under the U.S. -Mexico border that allowed him to smuggle drugs more quickly than his rivals. Read More »

Sudanese military and protesters sign power-sharing document

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The deal , which is yet to be formally signed, aims to establish a transitional governing body to install a civilian administration for a period of just over three years. Political analyst Khalid al-Faki thinks the accord is good for Sudan's future. "The upcoming government will be a government of all Sudanese , for all citizens. Read More »

Pakistan ex-PM Abbasi arrested by anti-corruption officials

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A National Accountability Bureau team intercepted Mr. Abbasi's vehicle at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore and arrested him. A NAB team is also at the SHC premises today, where Ismail and former managing director of Pakistan State Oil Sheikh Imranul Haque, for whom arrest warrants were also issued, initially sought shelter in their auto. Read More »

12 dead in Taliban attack on police headquarters

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Eyewitnesses said that following the first explosion, three back-to-back explosions were heard and the gunfight was still going on. "Now the Afghan army and U.S. The talks are meant "to resolve the situation" in Maidan Wardak province, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, though he offered no details on where and how the meeting would take place. Read More »

US Shot Down Iran's Drone

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At the time, President Trump showed restraint. Tensions have been high in the Gulf since the USA tightened the sanctions that it reimposed on Iran's oil sector after unilaterally withdrawing from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions come as Iran has breached limits on uranium production set under the 2015 worldwide agreement to limit its nuclear program amid the growing bite of U.S. Read More »

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia as secretary of labor

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He will be a "great member" of the administration, Trump said. He said last week that he would resign amid scrutiny of his handling of a sex crimes case involving Jeffrey Epstein , a financier and one-time Trump friend, when Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida. Read More »

Trump wants Democratic congresswomen 'squad' to 'apologize' in Twitter attack

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Democratic representative Don Beyer - who was born in Italy and is white - pointed out that he had never been targeted with similar criticism from the president. On Sunday, Trump referred on Twitter to "Progressive" democrat congresswomen' in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of colour, all first-time members of the House of Representatives. Read More »

Omar, Tlaib sponsor resolution against Israel

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The resolution states that "all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and overseas, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution" and "opposes unconstitutional legislative efforts to limit the use of boycotts to further civil rights at home and overseas". Read More »

Karnataka trust vote: Vidhana Soudha turns into a fortress

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Vala earlier in the day asked Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to complete the process of vote of confidence moved by the chief minister by the end of the day. Gowda said both the Congress and the JD (S) had sought clarification from the Speaker on this issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 105 on its own and has the support of two independent members-one of whom faces disqualification if the coalition has its way. Read More »

Berkeley bans gender-specific words from city code

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The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the measure to replace more than two dozen commonly used terms. "In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity", City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley wrote in a memorandum to council, later writing that "amending the municipal code to include gender-neutral pronouns by eliminating any gender preference language within the ... Read More »

London 'concerned' by mental state of woman held in Iran

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The Free Zaghari-Ratcliffe Campaign said Zaghari-Ratcliffe's father visited the hospital on July 16, and confirmed that she was being held there under the control of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Before the transfer, Zaghari-Ratcliffe told relatives: "I was healthy and happy when I came to Iran to see my parents". Prison is getting harder and harder for me. Read More »

Florida man seeking revenge cuts off man's penis

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Reports from police state Bonilla held the victim at gunpoint, while forcing him into the bedroom in Florida . Gilchrist County Sheriff's deputies then surrounded Bonilla's home while other officials transported the victim to the hospital. Read More »

President Trump Says US Shot Down Iranian Drone Over Straits of Hormuz

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President Trump then considered carrying out airstrikes only to back out late on owing to concerns over potential casualties. The drone was threatening the safety of the ship and its crew, Trump said. Earlier today Iran admitted to illegally capturing a foreign ship carrying twelve crew members. Iran played down the seizure of the ship, which it said was a small vessel that was smuggling oil. Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22, says ISRO

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ISRO has announced that Chandrayaan 2 will be launched on July 22. Non-building of sufficient pressure in the helium tanks in the "Bahubali" rocket could be the reason for calling off the moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 one hour before the rocket's take off, said two retired official of Indian space organisation told IANS. Read More »

British woman 'gang raped by 12 people' in popular tourist town

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The suspects, some of them reportedly aged 16 and 17, are due in court for a remand hearing on Thursday, according to local media. Judge Tonia Nicolaou removed reporters from the hearing Thursday because some of the suspects were minors. However, further details were not given. The suspects said the British woman struck a friendship with two members of the group, with one of the two helping the other with the English-to-Hebrew translation, the Jerusalem Post reported. Read More »