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Trump threatens new tariffs as U.S.-China trade tensions spike again

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It would tax goods like iPhones and other consumer electronics, sneakers and toys. A team of U.S. officials led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. According to the source, the U.S. farm products are expected to see the lowest export to China as a result of China's retaliation against the United States of America tariffs on US$250bn of Chinese goods. Read More »

10-Year-Old Boy Charged With Assault For Playing Dodge Ball

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According to a police report, another student threw at his face on objective. Bryce Lindley is charged with aggravated assault in juvenile court for allegedly throwing a ball at another child's head "with malicious intent". Bryce Lindley , a Year 5 student at Ruth Eriksson Elementary in Canton in the U.S. state of MI, initially received a one-day suspension after the incident on April 29. Read More »

Trump throws cold water on US China talks

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The United States and China agreed last month to meet again to try and iron out an agreement. Trump sent his warning via Twitter while gloating about China's economic slowdown, claiming it as evidence that his wide-ranging trade war is working, Reuters reported . Read More »

Barr Changes Asylum Rules, Limits Family Endangerment Claims

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Barr's precedent-setting decision released Monday reverses a previous Board of Immigration Appeals ruling concerning the case of a Mexican asylum-seeker who said that he was persecuted by a gang because of his membership in his family. The Trump administration has taken a series of measures to restrict asylum claims, including denying asylum requests to victims of gang violence or domestic abuse. Read More »

Pompeo says US not asking ASEAN allies to 'choose' on China

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In a one-on-one meeting with Wang on Wednesday, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said his country is glad to see remarkable progress achieved for all-out cooperation between China and ASEAN, and Singapore is ready to further play a constructive role in China-ASEAN ties. Read More »

Dentists Remove 526 Teeth From Mouth of 7-Year-Old Boy

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Senthilnathan, Ravindran's surgeon, told Reuters in an interview . When doctors scanned and x-rayed his mouth, they found a sac embedded in his lower jaw filled with "abnormal teeth", Dr. Senthilnathan told the New India Express that they caught the condition in the early stages. While the surgery to remove the teeth took place last month, doctors needed time to individually examine each tooth before they could confirm their findings. Read More »

Unnao case: CJI seeks report on threat letter to victim's family

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted again on the road crash, which the victim's family alleges was part of a conspiracy to deter them from pursuing the rape case against the BJP MLA. The observations came when senior lawyer V Giri sought urgent hearing of the Unnao rape case. However, campaigners say the real number is much higher, with victims wary of filing cases because of social stigma and a lack of faith in institutions. Read More »

Wave pool 'tsunami' injures 44 after malfunction at water park

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The incident happened at the popular Shuiyun Water Park, in the Jilin Province in China on July 29. Footage taken from the scene shows swimmers being thrown around, with inflatables and bodies swept away and pulled under the water. "It's already been fixed and will be open tomorrow". Officials, however, have stated that around 44 people have been injured. Though no federal figures exist, the U.S. Read More »

Trump Calls Putin To Offer Help Battling Siberian Fires

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Putin has taken Trump's offer as the key for a full-scale restoration of relations between Russian Federation and the United States, the Kremlin's press office said. The president is apparently more sympathetic to Russian wildfires than to those in the U.S. Last year, Trump was criticized for his response to huge wildfires ravaging parts of California. Read More »

Chinese billionaire indicted in U.S. aluminum dumping scheme

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Hong Kong-listed China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd (HK:1333) slumped more than 20% on Thursday in Asia after US prosecutors charged the company owner of evading $1.8 billion in tariffs on aluminum shipped to the U.S. According to the WSJ, an arrest warrant has been issued for Liu on Wednesday. "I'd say it was pretty ambitious". Beyond producing a mountain of steel and aluminum, Chinese companies, they said, were consistently finding ways to evade USA anti-dumping tariffs of as much as 400 ... Read More »

Senate confirms new United Nations ambassador

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Also at issue was a series of absences from Ottawa while she was serving as Washington's ambassador to Canada. Democrats faulted Craft for not knowing at her confirmation hearing the full extent of her and her husband's holdings in oil and gas interests, which they said could represent a conflict of interest for any United Nations climate change-related activities. Read More »

US Navy jet crashes near bomb testing range in California

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Navy officials said during a press conference. "Search and rescue units from [NAWS China Lake] and NAS Lemoore are on scene", the U.S. Naval Air Forces said in a statement on Twitter . Officials said several were injured in the Death Valley National Park as a result of the incident. "At approximately 10 a.m. PST, a F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, crashed east of Naval Air Weapons ... Read More »

Strengthening tropical storm Erick heads toward Hawaii

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A NOAA summary of the storm lays out the devastation Iniki caused, particularly for Kauai but also for nearby Oahu. Satellite imagery revealed two areas of very cold cloud tops indicating powerful thunderstorms as the storm is on the cusp of hurricane status. Read More »

North Korean soldier defects to South across demilitarised zone

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North Korea's tests of short-range missiles on Wednesday and last week came despite a meeting between Kim and Trump on June 30 at which they agreed to revive stalled talks. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings in Bangkok this week would've been the secretary of state's first chance since June to hold working-level meetings with the North Koreans and he even brought along top nuclear envoy, Stephen Biegun. Read More »

Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking trial tentatively scheduled for next year

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Nude photos of minors were found in a locked safe in Epstein's Manhattan home and it is believed he prostituted minor girls in an underage sex ring. The alleged serial pedophile was also interested in having his head and penis cryogenically frozen, according to an "adherent of transhumanism " cited in the Times , though most of the scientists interviewed describe Epstein as a wealthy dilettante who had little to contribute to science beyond his money - which he did, generously and ... Read More »

Mitch McConnell Defended by Trump, WSJ After Russia Smears

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That's a much better description of what Milbank and the WaPo did with that column than Milbank's description of McConnell as a "Russian asset" for opposing a partisan bill on election security. "The Kentucky Republican is, arguably more than any other American, doing Russian President Vladimir Putin's bidding". After barring votes on Democratic legislation written to bolster America's election security in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 election, McConnell was dubbed ... Read More »

Fire Burns at Exxon Plant in Baytown

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Duncan said the company is conducting air quality monitoring at the site and fence line, and cooperating with regulatory agencies. According to the City of Baytown, the fire is in a unit that contains polypropylene material. The injuries were non-life threatening, plant manager Jason Duncan told reporters Wednesday. As of Wednesday 4pm ET (3pm CT) the fire was isolated and contained, but not yet extinguished. Read More »

USA imposes sanctions on Iran's foreign minister

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Strains between Washington and Tehran have risen in recent months after attacks on tankers in the Gulf that the United States blames on Iran and Iran's downing of a USA drone that prompted preparations for a US retaliatory air strike that Trump called off at the last minute. Read More »

US Officials Say That Osama Bin Laden's Son, Hamza, Is Dead

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The news, if confirmed, would dispel fears widely-held in the intelligence community that Hamza bin Laden was poised to succeed his father as the spiritual and tactical leader of al-Qaeda's global jihadist movement. Letters seized from the compound suggested the elder bin Laden wanted his son to join him in Abbottabad and was grooming him to become leader. "Hamza seeks to grow Al-Qaida's network and use a new phase of terrorist attacks in major Western cities to raise his profile and ... Read More »

Reagan called Africans 'monkeys', unearthed recording reveals

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Ronald Reagan called representatives of an African country's government "monkeys" in a 1971 telephone call with then-President Richard Nixon , according to a newly released recording of the private conversation. Even before his phone call with Reagan, he had already requested cancellations of future meetings with African leaders whose votes had differed from that of the United States, according to Naftali. Read More »

Israel approves new homes for settlers, Palestinians in West Bank

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The settlements are considered illegal under global law and are built on land that the Palestinians see as part of their future state. And the relationship between the Trump administration and Palestinian leadership has been chilly since the president moved the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and cut off $200 million in aid to Palestinians. Read More »

John Legend Cusses Out Trump, Calls Him a Racist 'Piece of S***'

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He claimed that Twitter was making it hard for people to follow him on the platform, saying at the time,"People come up to me: 'Sir, we want to follow you; they don't let us on". In a tweet Tuesday, Trump said Baltimore is "the worst in the United States" on crime and the economy. Trump's comments were an attack on a political opponent, Cummings, who is African-American and who represents a city with a large black community. Read More »

Dubai’s Princess Haya seeks legal protection in London

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The couple married in 2004, but the 45-year-old princess, who is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, left Dubai earlier this month claiming to be in fear of her life. Princess Haya attended the court hearing in London . The 70-year-old sheikh, who is also vice-president of the UAE, Wednesday the princess, a former member of the International Olympic Committee, in 2004 in what was believed to be his sixth marriage. Read More »

At least 35 dead in Afghanistan bus bomb

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United States special representative for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will resume peace talks with the Taliban soon, sources with knowledge of the issue said on Wednesday. The report apparently referred to civilians killed during Afghan and USA military operations against insurgents. In eastern Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan, clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces on Wednesday caused civilian casualties. Read More »

Gangster John Dillinger's body to be exhumed under mysterious circumstances

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What is the objective behind digging up the remains? A permit to disinter, remove, and reinter Dillinger's remains was issued in June, according to the Indiana State Dept. "It's an odd combination". Dillinger was awaiting trial on murder charges when he escaped prison. The gangster was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, after he was fatally shot down by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Chicago in July 1934. Read More »

Sudanese rights group says five killed at student protest

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The killings come one day before talks are set to continue between protest leaders and the military leadership that now holds power in the country. The committee is part of the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA), which spearheaded months of protests leading to the military overthrow of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in April. Read More »

Marianne Williamson Pitches $500 Billion for Reparations for Slavery

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Williamson described the situation in Flint, and other cities in the US, as "environmental injustice". The line and others of hers drew uproarious applause from the debate audience. "I look at some of you and I nearly wonder why you're Democrats", Marianne Williamson said. She added, "We should not underestimate the danger of the fact that a voice for that white nationalism is now the White House". Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Confirms She’d Decriminalize Illegal Border Crossings If Elected President

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren dodged a point-blank question from moderators as to whether middle-class families would pay more in taxes in order to fund a transition to a Medicare for All system. They're going to say we're a bunch of insane socialists. Despite polling showing how popular the core progressive agenda of universal healthcare, jobs, and free education is, centrists are desperate to portray themselves as the only sane, electable option out there. Read More »

Schools Shut Across Sudan After Pupils Killed at Protest Rallies

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The demonstration in Obeid, in North Kordofan Province, was organized by high-school students to protest military rule, the Sudanese Doctors Central Committee said, adding that several people were wounded, some critically. The SPA said more than 60 people have been wounded. The killings reignited tensions between the pro-democracy movement whose protests toppled former president Omar al-Bashir in April and the military council that has ruled since then. Read More »

Ethiopia plants more than 200 million trees in 1 day

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Yesterday, thousands of people in Ethiopia got their hands dirty as the nation planted an estimated 350 million trees across the countryside over the course of only 12 hours, reports the BBC. The mass-tree planting not only helps the environment, it sets a world record, the Associated Press reported. Ethiopia's rapidly growing population and the need for more farmland, unsustainable forest use and climate change are often cited as the causes for rapid deforestation . Read More »

North Korea fires multiple projectiles - S Korean media

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The White House is aware of the launch, a senior United States administration official said. The launches come six days after North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the same area into the East Sea in its first provocation since May. Read More »