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Six bombs explode in Bangkok ahead of major summit

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None of the blasts was near the venue where the summit meetings were being held. The police later confirmed that two fake bombs had been found. The explosions, which were reported around 9am, went off just prior to a speech by Pompeo in Bangkok on Friday morning in which he commended Thailand's recent return to democracy, following the election in March. Read More »

Woman's Claims Conditioner Was Spiked With Hair Removal Cream

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Ms Robinson said chunks of hair continued to fall out overnight and her hair was deemed too brittle for extensions. In a Facebook post , Rose recounted the events leading up to seeing her hair stuck onto the shower walls, describing the whole situation as "very, very traumatic". Read More »

Russian hospital says Kremlin critic Navalny tested negative for poison: Ifax

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The rally took place in protest at Moscow election officials who have refused to register several independent and opposition candidates to run in the September 8 vote to the 45-seat Moscow City Duma legislature. The Russian government has denied involvement in the Novichok poisonings and the Kremlin denies targeting dissidents. Sobol and the others say that's a lie and are insisting they be allowed to take part in a contest they believe they could win at a time when the ruling United Russia ... Read More »

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Russian Federation in Response to Nerve-Agent Attack

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US President Donald Trump has signed a decree imposing new sanctions against Russian Federation over the Skripals' case, Politico writes citing two US officials. The White House provided a readout of the conversation which showed the sanctions were not discussed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the blame lay exclusively with Moscow for developing a cruise missile which Washington argues violates the deal. Read More »

Trump tears into Democrats, but mostly curbs racist rhetoric at rally

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But the president mostly avoided the racial controversy that has dominated recent weeks as he basked in front of the raucous crowd for almost 90 minutes, unleashing broadside after broadside on his political foes. "I don't agree with (Trump's) immigration policy, I don't agree with his policy in the Middle East. and I don't agree with him attacking the four congresswomen who represent us". Read More »

Rookie US cop shoots at dog, kills woman

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The officer and other emergency personnel had been sent to investigate a report that a woman had passed out in a grassy area, Arlington police said in a statement . "Clearly, this is not the outcome our officer wanted or the department wanted. Miss Brooks was never the intended target of the officer's use of force". Read More »

Iran says USA sanctioning of top diplomat 'childish' as tensions rise

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The situation has worsened since the Trump administration stepped up its campaign of " maximum pressure " against Iran this year, with drones downed and tankers mysteriously attacked in Gulf waters. Rouhani on Thursday, though, wrote on Twitter that Zarif "ably talks & negotiates on behalf of the entire nation" of Iran. "Their recent move to sanction the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign policy apparatus will have no effect and they will remain alone on this path too". Read More »

‘Systemic vulnerabilities’ in long-term care allowed Wettlaufer’s crimes: public inquiry

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After 10 weeks of testimony, a commission released a report on Wednesday that reveals a roadmap of how Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed eight seniors in different long-term care facilities in Ontario. During that time, the inquiry heard how various players in the system missed opportunities to catch Ms. Wettlaufer, a nurse with a disturbing track record of personal drug abuse, sloppy nursing practices and conflicts with her colleagues and bosses. Read More »

1 or 16? Divided, we stand on maths riddle

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PEDMAS stands for Parentheses , Exponents , Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. According to the online tool, the correct answer is 16. Mike Breen , a Public Awareness Officer for the American Mathematical Society , performed the equation and following a 'strict order of operations, ' found that the answer is 16. Read More »

WashPost: Texas GOP Rep. Hurd Will Not Seek Re-election

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Hurd, 41, was a leader in a failed bipartisan effort a year ago, opposed by Trump, to help young immigrants brought to the US illegally stay in this country. Remarking on his decision to not seek reelection, Hurd said: "Two centuries ago, I would have been counted as three-fifths of a person, and today I can say I've had the honor of serving three terms in Congress". Read More »

NYPD Admin Judge Recommends Officer Involved In Eric Garner's Death Be Fired

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Garner's repeated cry of "I can't breathe" triggered national outrage and galvanized activists concerned about police use of force. Pat Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of NY, described the recommendation to terminate Pantaleo as "pure political insanity" that will "paralyze the NYPD for years to come". Read More »

US, Taliban Close In on Deal That Would Cut US Force

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Qamar Javed Bajwa. "We have to do whatever we can to preserve the gains we have made in Afghanistan - to avoid Afghanistan becoming a safe haven once again for worldwide terrorists and to maintain the enormous social and economic progress which has been made in Afghanistan not least when it comes to the rights of women". Read More »

Officers Stopped Canada Highway Murder Suspects but Let Them Go: Cops

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Mr Ste-Croix only realised he had come face-to-face with the two murder suspects when CCTV images of the pair were released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police only days later. The area is about 55 miles from the remote town of Gillam, where the two allegedly torched their vehicle. There was speculation Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod might be in the area, but an extensive ground, air and water search yesterday proved fruitless. Read More »

Facebook dismantles propaganda campaign tied to Saudi government

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Facebook said the takedown of groups "involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on Facebook and Instagram". "The two campaigns we removed were unconnected, but both created networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing", he said, confirming that Facebook shared the findings with law enforcement, industry partners and policymakers. Read More »

7.4 magnitude natural disaster hits Indonesia`s west coast, tsunami warning issued

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It reportedly struck at a depth of 52.8km (33 miles) at 19:03 (12:03 GMT ). "We had issued a tsunami alert after the quake". Indonesian authorities, however, issued their own. Television footage showed workers and residents running out of high-rise buildings. After the natural disaster struck, tremors were felt in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta , prompting people to run out of their homes. Read More »

Saudi women over no longer require male consent to travel

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In a series of royal decrees, Saudi Arabia announced that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and that any person who is above 21 years of age will not need permission to travel. The hashtags " No guardianship for women's travel " and " Thank you Mohammed bin Salman " were trending on Saudi social media. " From my heart, I'm rejoicing for the situation of many I know who suffer subjugation because of this issue ", Hamsa Sonosi, a Saudi female writer and ... Read More »

European shares sink after Trump trade threats

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Tariffs are a wonderful thing", White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox Business News ahead of the announcement. Moody's said the new tariffs would weigh on the global economy at a time when growth is already slowing in the US, China and the eurozone. Read More »

Indian parliament criminalizes Muslim practice of instant divorce

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The law, which was passed by the lower house last week, will come into effect after receiving a formal nod from the president in the next few days. Deb asked Muslim women who were victims of triple talaq to reach out to his office. They said what was practiced in India was a misinterpretation of Islamic law. "I understand they abstained which helped the government with the numbers needed to pass the bill". Read More »

Partial Dutch Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect

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The law will be evaluated in three years, according to NOS , faster than the standard five-year assessment period for new legislation in the Netherlands . "They can't go to a hospital, they can't go to the schoolyard, they can't report to a police station", he was quoted as saying by the Hart van Nederland news website. Read More »

English town evacuated due to collapse of dam

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The 45-year-old, who works for GM Moving, said: "I've lived in Whaley (Bridge ) for the best part of 45 years, and I've never seen water flood over the dam like that, ever, nor thought that we could possibly be at risk in this way". "Residents are now being evacuated along with businesses". The Canal and River Trust, which maintains the dam, said it had a team of engineers inspecting the damage to determine what steps can be taken to preserve the structure's integrity. Read More »

Federal Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign

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Meanwhile, he said the actions of the Trump campaign and others were protected by the First Amendment. Although Koeltl does believe it was the Russian government who hacked the DNC, he holds firm that federal law prohibits suits against foreign governments except in "highly specific circumstances". Read More »

United States pulls out of landmark nuclear treaty with Russian Federation

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Moscow says it is fully compliant with the treaty, negotiated by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, which eliminated the medium-range missile arsenals of the world's two biggest nuclear powers. "We are literally years away before we would be at a point where we would talk about basing of any particular capability". "To claim the United States is justified in pulling out of the treaty because of Russian violations does not take the full picture into ... Read More »

Crude Oil Price Slumps After US Increase Chinese Trade Tariffs

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Trump's announcement, which came a day after USA and Chinese negotiators concluded a meeting in Shanghai without much progress, marks an end to a trade truce struck in June and could further disrupt global supply chains. "New tariffs will by no means bring closer a deal that the United States wants; it will only make it further away", Hu said. Talks had broken down in May after the USA accused the Chinese of reneging on earlier commitments. Read More »

Two attacks in Yemen's Aden kill dozens

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The rebels say the military parade was part of preparations by pro-government forces for a fresh assault on Houthi-held territory just north of the city. In a separate attack in another district of Aden on Thursday, an explosives-laden vehicle blew up at a police station in the city's Omar al-Mokhtar neighborhood, killing three soldiers. Read More »

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Saoirse Hill, dies at 22

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Hyannis Fire Lt. David Webb told CNN that an individual was taken to the Cape Cod Hospital on Thursday after a call for assistance was made at 28 Marchant Avenue. Barnstable police said they had responded to an unattended death, and the Cape and Island District Attorney's office said authorities would be investigating. Read More »

OPP investigate suspicious men in vehicle spotted in Kapuskasing

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Police received a call reporting a suspicious white vehicle driving through a construction zone on Highway 11 near Kapuskasing at 10:30 am. Schmegelsky and McLeod, who are only 18 and 19 respectively, are wanted Canada-wide in relation to the murder of Vancouver man Leonard Dyck, and the double-murder of worldwide couple Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese. Read More »

At Least 4 Killed by Gunfire During Peaceful Protest in Sudan - Medics

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Doctors linked to the Alliance for Freedom and Change protest umbrella have said more than 250 people have been killed in protest-related violence since December. In what appears to be new pressure to stop chaos in the country, the European Union said Khartoum's need for a civilian-led government is "urgent". Read More »

Explosion on Enbridge gas pipeline in Kentucky leaves one dead

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said the explosion happened in the Moreland community near Junction City and Hustonville. "The next phase of this effort will be to identify folks that are missing or are unaccounted for", he said. He said there's no indication of what might have caused the explosion. At least 75 people in the subdivision were evacuated to a shelter at New Hope Baptist Church. Read More »