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Seven killed in Pakistan terror attacks, toll may rise

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No group has yet claimed responsibility. At least six people were killed and several others injured after a dual blast hit Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan district in the early hours on Sunday. Dera Ismail Khan- located some 176 miles from capital Islamabad- which sits near restive South Waziristan border region, has always been target of terrorist attacks since 2004. Read More »

Second airline suspends flights to Cairo over 'security concerns'

Ticketed BA customers were caught off guard at London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday, as they suddenly received notice their flights would not take off. Three Egyptian airport security sources told the Reuters news agency that British staff had been checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday. Read More »

Johnson bracing to become Britain's Brexit PM

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A recent poll has shown the Brexit divide has deepened since the UK's exit was delayed, with more and more Britons supporting either a no-deal Brexit - 48 percent - or revoking Article 50 - 33 percent. The marchers were also holding various banners and placards reading: " Stop Brexit " and " Remain, Reform, Revolt " as well as " We are together for Europe ". Read More »

Miss Michigan stripped of her title over 'offensive' social media posts

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While the -email does not mention any specific instances of Zhu not "being of good character", Zhu also posted a text exchange between herself and DeJack where DeJack darkly intones, "Do not go out representing Michigan World America". "It's disgusting how you would rather lie to the public's face than be supportive of someone that is trying to make a difference by talking about subjects that no one dares to say". Read More »

Storm Surge and Choppy Waves Flood New Orleans Lakefront

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The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, but on May 20 a subtropical storm dubbed Andrea developed south-southeast of Bermuda, quickly weakening and causing no damage. The report also featured a table breaking down the total number of residential properties at risk of flash flooding. The eye of the storm made landfall Saturday at tiny Intracoastal City. Read More »

TRUMP SLAMS The SQUAD Again Before Leaving D.C.

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At an event to support Mr Trump's efforts to be re-elected as U.S. president in the next elections, crowds were heard chanting "send her back", directing the chants Ms Omar. "We want to get to the business of the American people and why were sent here: reducing the costs of prescription drugs, addressing the public health crisis and epidemic that is gun violence, addressing the racial wealth gap and yes, making sure that families stay together". Read More »

Cesar Pelli: Architect who designed Petronas Towers dies

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News of Pelli's death came from Argentina's state news service Friday afternoon, according to Reuters . Canary Wharf Tower in London, the International Financial Centre that towers over Hong Kong's waterfront and the Gran Torre Santiago in Chile are some other notable works by Pelli. Read More »

Michelle Obama overtakes Angelina Jolie as world's most admired woman

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The study reached out to a vast array of people across the world, and found that Obama was both the world's and America's most admired woman. Obama dethroned Angelina Jolie , who dropped two places on this year's YouGov list. Earlier this year, Netflix announced the first slate of projects produced by Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions. The British research firm released its poll on Thursday and said it was the largest they had ever done. Read More »

Is Trump Really Unfamiliar With Yazidi Activist's Nobel Prize?

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On Wednesday, Nadia Murad , a former IS prisoner who won Nobel Peace Prize previous year for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict, met with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 17, to plead with him to help the Yazidis of Iraq . Read More »

Death sentence for Moroccan trio who killed European tourists

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A fourth man involved in the murders was sentenced by the Moroccan court to life in prison. Prosecutors called for the death penalty for the three main suspects behind the killings in the High Atlas mountains last December. Ejjoud had confessed at a previous hearing to beheading one of the women and Ouaziyad the other while Afatti filmed. While the three men have said they are ISIS supporters, the terror group has not said it was behind the killings. Read More »

Sheila Dikshit Demise: A Timeline Of Her Successful Political Career

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During this period, the green cover of Delhi also increased significantly. However, her zeal for Delhi and state politics prevented her from moving higher. "It is very disappointing, we should have won", she said at the time. Though as the CM, Dikshit used to always be hard-pressed for time, she made it a point to return for lunch to see that things were in order at home. Read More »

Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump feud

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Trump has said he was not happy with the chant, which started after he criticized Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar who was born in Somalia. I believe that it is one of the most absurd alliedships; it doesn't fit with any of our values. "It is wonderful how the Fake News Media became "crazed" over the chant "send her back" by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three ... Read More »

Serial Killer Released From Prison Because Of Being Too Old, Kills Again

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He then waited, on the day of the murder, until the sidewalk was clear of pedestrians to attack her. Flick was found guilty of murder Wednesday, after jurors deliberated for less than an hour. Dobbie was on the phone at that time. The elderly man said nothing throughout the trial. Three years later, he violently assaulted another woman and chased her with a screwdriver before she escaped, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Through Sunday

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Other towns will definitely break record highs tomorrow . The highest air temperature is forecast at 96, shy of the record of 101 set in 1980. The heat and humidity are worsened by the large amount of moisture in the air coming from the Gulf of Mexico, much of it left over from Hurricane Barry. Read More »

‘Bigger problems than plastic straws’, says Donald Trump

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The "reusable and recyclable BPA free" item, promoted as a locally produced USA product, appeared on the official Trump campaign website priced at $15 per pack of 10 straws, which is 150 times more expensive than usual plastic ones, a 1000-pack of which normally retails for about $10. Read More »

Iran warned of 'consequences' if Brit oil tanker not returned - Hunt

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it seized the Stena Impero on July 19 for breaking "international maritime rules" in the strait, a chokepoint for around a third of the world's sea-borne oil. Gibraltar's government said Friday that its Supreme Court had extended by 30 days the detention of the Panama-flagged Grace, which was loaded with over 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil. Read More »

Boeing sees billions more in MAX costs as grounding drags on

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Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd., which respectively grounded 24 and 13 planes after the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy in March that prompted Boeing to admit problems with its automated anti-stall software, are expected to follow suit. In other news for Southwest, the airline has slowed pilot training slightly, delaying hiring of some 50 pilots and putting off captain upgrades for roughly the same amount. Read More »

London police Twitter blares ‘F*CK THE POLICE’ in apparent hack

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Scotland Yard admitted they have lost control of their press office email and twitter feed and advised members of the public to ignore any messages until they have it back under control. While the messages have since been wiped from the police's account, a cached version of the Digga D press release is still indexed on Google Search. Read More »

Sanders Campaign Workers Demand $15 Hourly Wage

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Shakir issued a statement on behalf of the Sanders campaign , saying it "offers wages and benefits competitive with other campaigns, as is shown by the latest fundraising reports ". I am presently being paid the maximum wage in schadenfreude while writing about this, by the way. "They want $15 an hour, but his campaign says look, they're unionized, there's a collective bargaining deal already on the table, and we stand by that", Doocy said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. troops

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Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia is a close US ally and a bitter rival of Shi'ite-led Iran. Trump has said he considers Saudi Arabia an important partner in the Middle East and counterweight to the influence of Iran. The US presence in Saudi Arabia lasted 12 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in 1991, when Iraq invaded Kuwait. The US has also called on Iran to release a Panamanian-flagged tanker and 12 of its crew, which was seized by Revolutionary Guards on Sunday during a naval ... Read More »

FAAN: We’re investigating intrusion of Azman flight at Lagos airport

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The source said the airline would officially brief the media on the incident which he described as a security breach. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the so-called "mad man" who climbed one of the aircraft of Azman Air ready for take-off to Port Harcourt Airport had been arrested and kept in its custody. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in no-deal Brexit

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His comments, made in a BCC interview in May for broadcast tonight (CHK) directly rebutted claims by both men vying to be the next United Kingdom prime minister that they would use no-deal to leverage a renegotiated agreement. Britain says all European Union citizens living in the country can stay, but has not enshrined that right in law. European Union leaders insist the withdrawal agreement can't be chopped into chunks - Britain must accept all of it or none. Read More »

After shaking episodes, Germany's Merkel says she is fit for work

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Trump on Sunday urged a group of four progressive Democratic congresswomen of colour ⁠- all American citizens and three of them US-born⁠ - to " go back " to their countries of origin. "BLA BLA BLAKK", ran a front-page headline in Friday's edition of the mass-circulation daily Bild. But she said she's aware of her responsibility as chancellor and "can exercise this function". Read More »

Veto incoming: In rebuke to Trump, US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales

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The move further demonstrated lawmakers' discontent with the Trump administration's decision to complete the 22 arms sales to its Arab partners without congressional review. Senator Bob Menendez, a top Democrat leader on foreign affairs, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican and political ally of Trump, led the challenge to the Saudi arms sales . Read More »

Kosovo PM resigns after being summoned to Hague war crimes court

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This marks the second time Haradinaj has stepped down from the prime minister's seat as a result of accusations from The Hague. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told a press conference in Pristina on Friday that he will not remain at his post because he can not be a head of government and a suspect at the same time. Read More »

U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. The federal law allows the US government to target human rights abusers by barring them from entering the country, freezing their USA assets, and restricting them from doing business with USA companies. Read More »

U.S. weather: Potentially deadly heat wave set to break records

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Under these conditions, experts warn anyone who spends ample time outdoors or who isn't in cooler conditions is putting themselves at risk for heat-related illnesses. Individuals without air conditioning should seek out public spaces for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day. Men have historically been affected by the heat, accounting for more than half of the fatalities documented by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention annually. Read More »

US to Send about 500 Troops to Saudi Arabia

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The base is southeast of Al-Kharj, a location the officials said would be hard for Iranian missiles to reach. Despite these issues, the United States has said it is committed to helping protect Saudi Arabia from Iranian aggression, and last month said 1,000 troops were being sent to the middle east, but did not say which countries they were going to. Read More »

US sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program

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USA officials suggested it was a disingenuous effort to get sanctions relief. "If they fly too close to our ships, they'll continue to be shot down", the Trump administration official said, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity. It said they are based in Iran, China and Belgium. Under the 2015 nuclear deal agreed to by Teheran, Iran must seek ratification of the protocol eight years after the deal was adopted. Read More »

USA prosecutors charge NY man with being ISIS sniper

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Prosecutors in US federal court in NY say Asainov traveled in 2013 from his home in Brooklyn to Turkey, and from there to Syria, where he fought until 2018. Asainov allegedly attempted to recruit a confidential informant who had known him since 2008 to join ISIS in Syria. ISIS has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Americans in the United States and overseas. Read More »

Australian found dead in Canada identified as NSW police officer's son

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It's believed the pair died between Sunday at 4pm to Monday morning. Lucas Robertson Fowler, left, and Chynna Noelle Deese are seen in an RCMP handout photo. The family also paid its respects to Lucas' girlfriend Chynna Deese . They were bright and lovely souls. "We have been honored to call her our sister", it said in a statement. Read More »