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Monthly Afghan casualties highest since 2017

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The UN said in a report released on July 30 that 1,366 civilians were killed between January 1 and June 30, a 21-percent decrease on the same period a year ago. "From the American side, it looks like they have increased their bombardments and cruelties, and we are forced to target the enemy and eliminate them", Mujahid said. Read More »

Kentucky Gets Rid Of Invasive Fish With Electrofishing

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The equipment stunned the fish for a few moments allowing officers to collect and count them before safely releasing them in another location. Asian carp are an invasive species. What do you do if there is a species of fish that are invading your waters and don't really have many natural predators? Brooks added that the caught fish were taken to buyers who make fertilizer, fish bait and food products for humans. Read More »

2 pilots arrested in Scotland airport before boarding flight

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In the second incident this week, two pilots were arrested while attempting to board their flights after authorities suspected them of drinking. Two United Airlines pilots were arrested at Glasgow Airport for allegedly failing a breath test before boarding a flight to New York, Police Scotland has confirmed. Read More »

Greenland sees massive ice melt

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The Guardian adds : 'The trend is accelerating. Climate change is responsible for Greenland ice melt. With more than a month of the melt season to go, 2019 is already one of the top 10 years for ice loss in Greenland. This year, the world saw its hottest month of June ever. "These kind of heat waves are weather events and can occur naturally but studies have shown that both the frequency and intensity of these heat waves have increased due to global warming", Sparrow said in a telephone ... Read More »

Louise Porton jailed for life for murder of daughters

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She suffocated Lexi in their home on January 15 past year and 18 days later, she strangled Scarlett to death. Jailing Porton on Friday, Mrs Justice Yip described Porton's actions as " evil " and " calculated ", telling her: " These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them ". Read More »

Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

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Images from affected areas showed the walls of buildings cracked by the force of the quake, with bricks and other debris strewn on the ground. "Please look for higher ground at least 10 meters (33 feet) high, stay calm and keep monitoring information from the geophysics agency", Karnawati told a news conference. Read More »

Cop uses stun gun on Oklahoma woman who fled traffic stop

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Hamil had driven away and when she was pulled over again, she kicked the officer while resisting arrest, according to an NBC News report . Debra Hamil, from Oklahoma, has been charged after body camera footage showed her resisting arrest during the confrontation in the town of Cashion last month. Read More »

French `Flying Man` Franky Zapata crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

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The Frenchman was seen waving to onlookers before landing safely in Saint Margaret's Bay, very close to Dover on Britain's southern coast, according to French TV images. Franky Zapata unloads equipment in preparation for the flight. His Flyboard has attracted the attention of the French military, which in December gave Zapata's company, Z-AIR, a €1.3m (£1.19) development grant. Read More »

India offers Pakistan to take slain soldiers bodies

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In a joint press conference, general Officer Commanding in Chief, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon on Friday said that Pakistan and its Army are involved in terrorism in Kashmir and were trying to disrupt peace in the Valley. Aerial photographs of four dead bodies, which have still not been recovered, have been released . Just before midnight in the subcontinent, the Pakistan army denied that there were any bodies on the Indian side. Read More »

Multiple deaths reported in mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio

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The Dayton Daily News are reporting that at least 10 people may be dead, less than 24 hours after 20 people were killed in El Paso, Texas. The injured have been taken to the local Miami Valley hospital, spokeswoman Terrea Little said. A large police presence has surrounded the downtown area of the mid-sized city, with a population of about 140,000. "The FBI is on scene to assist in this investigation". Read More »

Puerto Rico governor steps down but successor's status unclear

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They showed us what ordinary people can achieve when we organize. We explore what's next in Puerto Rico with Jenniffer Gonzalez. Pierluisi was sworn in as Puerto Rico's secretary of state earlier this week, making him next in line of succession, though he has not been confirmed by the island's Senate. Read More »

Russian police detain nearly 100 opposition protesters in Moscow

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One man told Dozhd TV channel that one such person had been removed from the police van for a beating after asking officers to identify themselves. Monitoring group OVD-Info, which runs a hotline for reporting detentions, had been keeping a running toll, which rapidly jumped from a few dozen arrests to several hundred. Read More »

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting suspect fatally shot himself, coroner rules

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Police and FBI investigators believe Legan acted alone but have yet to determine his motive. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee has commended the three officers involved as heroes, saying that the casualty toll would likely have been higher had they not confronted the gunman when they did, within seconds after the shooting started. Read More »

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian at Gaza Border

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Israeli troops shot and killed an armed Palestinian man who had crossed the Gaza perimeter fence and fired on soldiers, the military said Thursday. Hamas, which rules Gaza, did not give an immediate comment but a security source in the strip also said the gunman was a member of the movement. Read More »

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party suffers United Kingdom by-election defeat

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Johnson's Conservatives already fall short of an overall majority in the House of Commons and must rely on Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to round out a coalition. "But if the prime minister is intent on a general election, he should know that Plaid Cymru and the other pro-Remain parties are committed to cooperating so that we beat Brexit once and for all". Read More »

A$AP Rocky Released From Swedish Jail, Judge Delays Verdict

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But Rocky claimed that he and his crew acted in self-defense , testifying Jafari followed him and appeared to be on drugs, making him feel "really scared". The Los Angeles Times further reports that Rocky's attorney was quick to point out the men were defending themselves. A$AP ROCKY: (Rapping) A 40 ounce to chase it. Read More »

Tourists to leave Kashmir over 'terror threat'

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Thousands of pilgrims to Amarnath shrine and tourists returning from Srinagar to other parts of the country following the Jammu & Kashmir (K&K) administration's advisory to cut short their stay in the valley for safety reasons have met with a surge in airfare on Saturday. Read More »

North Korea conducts third weapon test in eight days

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President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed recent missile tests by North Korea and flattered the country's leader as a friend with a "great and attractive vision for his country", as the USA tries to lure Kim Jong Un back to nuclear talks. Read More »

El Paso police say there's an active shooter in a local mall

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A mass shooting involving multiple active shooters has left at least 18 people shot or injured outside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas , according to news reports . Details about the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. Images from KFox14 in El Paso show U.S. Border Patrol agents assisting local law enforcement officers. Read More »

Train derailment prompts evacuation in Canada

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Residents within a 7-kilometer (4.35-mile) radius were told to evacuate the area immediately, it said. Alberta Emergency Alert said a train had derailed on the west side of the community along the north side of Highway 1 in Cypress County. Read More »

More than half of House Democrats support impeachment inquiry

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Crossing the threshold of a majority doesn't trigger any immediate action, but it is a signal that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reluctance is now a minority position within her own caucus. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party, has also said he supports beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump. Additionally, the list includes some of the more vulnerable Democratic lawmakers - those that flipped Republican seats in the last election, including Debbie ... Read More »

Largest ever haul: German customs seize record 4.5 tonnes of cocaine

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Over four tonnes of the drug were being transported from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Antwerp, Belgium, when they were intercepted by authorities during a routine check two weeks ago. 'Assuming that this probably very pure cocaine can be diluted to triple the amount for street sale, the 4.5 tonnes have a street value of approximately one billion euros'. Read More »

Former Maldives Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb deported

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He remains on the Virgo 9 tugboat and continues to be interrogated by "central government officials", Indian media reported on Friday. Meanwhile, the police in Maldives said the former vice president was "interdicted during his attempt to flee the country via sea". Read More »

Gun shop buys ‘4 Horsemen’ billboard insulting congresswomen

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Days later, President Donald Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing Omar with footage of the twin towers falling on 9/11, a post that triggered a flood of threatening messages so severe that Democratic leaders increased the congresswoman's security, and an independent cybersecurity executive took it upon himself to flag them for the social network's monitors. Read More »

EU states vote on IMF pick as field narrows

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The only alternative nominee to Georgieva, Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem , congratulated her on Twitter after a second-round vote in which she emerged as the clear victor. Britain did not field a candidate because it could not come up with a name on time, London said in a note sent to France. Sources said Mr Carney, who made clear his interest in the job in a radio interview earlier Friday, could yet be a candidate and he enjoys "a very strong network within the IMF ". Read More »

Rep. Ilhan Omar uses Africa visit to troll Trump on Twitter

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Ahead of another Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, the first one since his North Carolina rally where the " send her back " chants broke out, the President said he didn't know if his supporters would yell "send her back", but said he "prefers that they don't". Read More »