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Britain ready and willing to do a Brexit deal - government source

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But the European Union has been clear time and time again that it isn't going to do that - the backstop is an integral part of any withdrawal agreement and it has to stay. "I don't accept it's unavoidable", Varadkar said of prospects of a no-deal Brexit. There are many ways no-deal can be avoided. 'It is not an unlimited discretion, but I cannot see how the courts could say the PM was not entitled to take political risks into consideration, ' he said. Read More »

Taliban-US Talks in Qatar Feature No Third-Party Attendees - Spokesman

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The US envoy for Afghan peace talks, Zalmay Khalilzad , landed in Delhi Tuesday as part of a hurricane tour to "build worldwide consensus" on the Taliban peace talks. puppet. In a statement on its website, the Taliban said the elections would have "no legitimacy" because the country is "under occupation". It called the elections "a ploy to deceive the common people" and said the "ultimate decision-making power" lies with foreigners who it said are running the process. Read More »

Lightning strikes Florida house causing toilet to explode

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A relaxing Sunday morning for one Florida family took a weird turn when a thunderstorm pushed through their area. Ward says the bathroom blast happened Sunday morning, when "the loudest sound she has ever heard" followed the hit on the tank, WINK reports. Read More »

Trump campaign, GOP sue Calif. over tax return law

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Gavin Newsom signed the state's "Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act" last month. Trump went on to argue in the filing that the California law violates a constitutional provision that empowers the federal government, and not the states, to impose qualifications for federal office. Read More »

19 killed in vehicle explosion in Cairo

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The blast caused a fire in the hospital, where at least 54 patients were evacuated to other hospitals. In a statement shared on social media, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi called the explosion a "terrorist attack". It said the Hasm group was responsible for rigging up the auto, but did not specify whether it believed the attack was meant to happen elsewhere on Sunday or whether the explosives were being transported for a future assault. Read More »

Cloudflare terminates 8chan over links to mass shootings

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The last shooting took place over the weekend, when a second mass-shooting also took place in the USA, in Dayton, Ohio , although this has not been linked to 8chan. "We enter into a slippery slope when we start to limit speech that makes us uncomfortable", he said. "All our domains have been removed from Cloudflare, so we will be moving to another service ASAP", 8chan administrator Ron Watkins wrote on Twitter late last night. Read More »

N Korea took $2 bln in cyberattacks to fund weapons program

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The confidential report, seen by Reuters , claims the heavily sanctioned country has been using the money to fund its weapons program , which includes building weapons of mass destruction. Aggressive sanctions enforcement is central to President Donald Trump's effort to get Pyongyang to eliminate its nuclear weapons program. The experts stated representatives from three North Korean entities below U.N. Read More »

Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid

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They discovered that she was in fact Clauvino da Silva who was serving a sentence of 73 years and 10 months. Rio de Janeiro state authorities believe that Clauvino da Silva took his own life after he was found dead in a high-security unit in the state's Bangu prison complex. Read More »

Plane Carrying Pink’s Management Team Crashes In Denmark

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The team was flying to Oslo following Pink's latest performance on her Beautiful Trauma tour , which had taken place the evening before. Additionally, the East Jutland police indicated 10 passengers were on the private jet, including four Americans, two Australians, and one British citizen. Read More »

RCMP investigate attempted abduction of road flagger in Fort St. John

The suspect is described as a five-foot-nine Caucasian man, and police say he spoke with no accent. RCMP also found a damaged boat nearby on the same day, which prompted an underwater search of the surrounding over the weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous. Mr Fowler and Ms Deese were found shot beside their broken down van in the far north of British Columbia last month, thousands of ... Read More »

Mexico’s foreign minister warns of possible legal action

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Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard labeled the shooting "an act of terrorism" against Mexicans and urged the US government to establish a "clear and convincing position against hate crimes ". The shootings in Texas and OH were the 21st and 22nd mass killings of 2019 in the US, according to an AP/'USA Today'/Northeastern University mass murder database which tracks homicides in which four or more people killed - not including the offender. Read More »

OH governor heckled at vigil for mass shooting victims

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He killed his younger sister and eight others before officers fatally shot him less than 30 seconds into his rampage . A masked gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in the popular entertainment district in Dayton, killing several people, including his sister, and wounding dozens before he was quickly slain by police, officials said. Read More »

BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

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She completed her graduation in political science and did LLB course from Panjab University. Swaraj had posted a tweet in the evening, congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the central government's bold move to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the border state into two Union Territories secured Parliament's approval. Read More »

Family of British teenager missing in Malaysia fear she has been abducted

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Speaking on behalf of the family, the chief executive of overseas crisis support group Lucie Blackman Trust, Matthew Searle, reportedly told The Sun Online on Sunday that Quoirin's family believes that she was abducted. The focus of the search is still around the resort area of four hectares and divided into four sectors. St Bede's Church in Clapham Park, where Nora and her family were parishioners, called on people to "pray for her safety and for her family who are distressed at this time". Read More »

In slap at Maduro, US freezes Venezuela's government assets

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is showing the world that despite USA sanctions he can rule with an iron fist. Venezuela's foreign ministry said the freeze was created to "formalize a criminal economic, financial, and commercial blockade" of the country but said the government would continue with political dialogue with the opposition. Read More »

North Korea launches two 'projectiles' into the sea

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The arrival of new, US-made F-35A stealth fighters in South Korea, the visit of an American nuclear-powered submarine to a South Korean port, and USA tests of ballistic missiles, are among the steps that have forced North Korea to continue its own weapons development, the spokesman said . Read More »

Yuan pulls off record low amid trade war

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The responsibility of big countries is to provide the world with stability and certainty while creating conditions and opportunities for the common development of all countries, according to the editorial. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 5, 2019. Oliver Pursche, Chief Market Strategist at Bruderman Asset Management, told Euronews: "I think it's China signalling that they've had enough, effectively". Read More »

Trump condemns white supremacy after El Paso mass shooting

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Without naming anyone, Obama said in a statement on Monday: "We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalises racist sentiments; leaders who demonise those who don't look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people", the BBC reported. Read More »

Australia says it won’t be hosting US missile site

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A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Linda Reynolds told AAP on Tuesday the minister continued to consult with Australia's allies and partners. USA defense secretary Mark Esper said before the meetings he wanted to deploy intermediate-range conventional missiles at various Asia-Pacific sites within months, now that the Trump administration has withdrawn from an arms control treaty with Russian Federation. Read More »

Panic and chaos in Occupied Kashmir as India calls in additional troops

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Kashmir, a region known for lush green valleys, lakes, meadows and dense forested mountains, has become notorious for security lockdowns and crackdowns. Kashmir's government has advised them to leave the area "immediately", causing panic as visitors scramble to organise transport. The Indian Army has asked its Pakistani counterparts to approach them by raising white flags and take possession of bodies which are lying on the Indian side of the LoC. Read More »

CCTV Shows Crowds Fleeing, Police Opening Fire, During Mass Shooting in Dayton

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Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl says if all of the magazines a gunman who attacked a nightclub district had on him were full, he would have had a maximum of 250 rounds. He declined to comment further to the newspaper or the AP. Police and sheriffs deputies would also be able "to activate the criminal justice system when they find an individual. Read More »

United Nations voices concern over continued violence in Libya's Murzuq

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The Tripoli-based government opposing Haftar said dozens were killed and wounded in Murzuq . Sunday's attack left "42 dead and more than 60 injured, 30 of them critically", municipal council official Ibrahim Omar told AFP news agency. The European Union has condemned the attack and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The GNA condemned the attack on its Facebook page, also blaming it on Haftar's forces. Read More »

Moms Demand Action hosts gun sense rally

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Trump has talked big on the issue in the past before quickly walking things back. "In just the last few weeks, gun violence has devastated communities in Baltimore, Gilroy, Canoga Park, Newport News, Brooklyn, El Paso and now Dayton ". Fox News Flash top headlines for August 5 are here. Buttigieg compared Trump's rhetoric to that of prominent white nationalist David Duke, who ran during the presidential candidacy in 1988. Read More »

South Korea to boost R&D spending to reduce Japan reliance

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The projectiles were fired early on Tuesday from South Hwanghae province, the South's Yonhap news agency said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who promotes rapprochement with the nuclear-armed North Korea , said later on Monday that an inter-Korean economic cooperation would allow Korea to overcome Japan's lead. Read More »

El Paso mass shooting: death toll rises to 22

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Crusius' hometown is the affluent Dallas suburb of Allen. The chief did not say what kind of weapon it was but described the ammunition as 7.62-calibre, which is used in high-powered rifles. The shooting in El Paso has sparked particular concern from Latinos around the world. Dr. Stephen Flaherty, of the Del Sol Medical Center confirmed the latest death. Read More »

European Union diplomats: No deal Brexit is UK PM Johnson's central scenario - Guardian

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Aware of the electoral threat, more than 10 Tories have asked the Brexit Party not to run against them, the Mail on Sunday reported. One negotiator said: "We are back where we were three years ago". The question derives from a Telegraph newspaper report that Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, told ministers an election date could be set for after the October 31 Brexit deadline if the government lost a confidence vote in Parliament beforehand. Read More »

Explosions at Russian ammunition site triggers mass evacuation

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Russia's Defense Ministry said on August 5 that it had sent 14 remote-controlled robots to help fight the fire at the Krasnoyarsk Territory Arsenal. The plant is Russia's largest producer of alumina, a raw material that is smelted into aluminum. The refinery is located 30km from the military base. Read More »

U.S. ends visa-free entry for visitors to North Korea

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The US said it was monitoring the situation and consulting with South Korea and Japan. The North's spokesperson said Pyongyang remains committed to dialogue, but it could seek a "new road" if the allies don't change their positions. He said Friday that while the tests may be in breach of UN Security Council resolutions, they do not violate any agreement between him and Kim. The South Korea-US computer-simulated command post exercise (CPX) was forecast to last for about three weeks. Read More »

Border Patrol re-opens checkpoints in El Paso

Ms. Oescobar said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Mr. Trump's dehumanization of illegal immigrants contributed to the attack, which is being investigated as domestic terrorism . FBI investigators are conducting all their interviews in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and have not found any evidence that Crusius had connections in El Paso, special agent Jeanette Harper said at a press conference at 5 p.m. Read More »

Saoirse Kennedy Hill's final hours detailed, family and friends gather for funeral

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Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, cousin to the deceased and daughter of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo , wrote in a tribute that she would love Saoirse "now and always". The funeral service was reportedly followed by a private burial service for Saoirse's close family members. In that column for her student newspaper , Kennedy Hill wrote that her depression "took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life". Read More »

Man jailed for sending pipe bombs to Trump critics

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Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris , billionaire investor and Democratic donor George Soros , former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan , actor Robert De Niro and CNN . He worked as a DJ or bouncer at strip clubs, and was once charged with threatening the local power company. Federal authorities took Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., into custody Friday, Oct. Read More »

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith ‘over the moon’ after special comeback

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Chasing the second highest successful run chase in Ashes history (398), England first innings centurion Rory Burns fell first in the second over of the day for 11. That was also the last time they won the Ashes away from home. "It feels pretty special, winning the first Test in England is really special". Chris Woakes was last to go as he top scored with 37, with Cummings' fourth of the innings clinching a first opening game win in an Ashes series in England for Australia since 2005. Read More »

Authorities Have No Indication Race Was a Motive in Ohio Shooting

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But police say it is too soon to establish a motive for the slaughter. The tragedy came less 24 hours after a horrific shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas , on Saturday. The companion was wounded in the shooting, police said. FBI agents are also assisting police with the investigation. "This is a nightmare for them and I think they are struggling as I think you can understand", he said at the news conference. Read More »