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Row explodes over Labour's position on indyref2

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John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor for the opposition Labour Party, has a history of radical positions: from his opposition to the Iraq war and austerity, to being an advocate of Marxism. Ms Sturgeon said: "John McDonnell's comments, as far as I'm concerned, are a statement of basic democracy". "My view is exactly in line with Richard Leonard, which is we concentrate on the real issues, the independence referendum is a complete diversion". Read More »

Biden Says Trump's Words Not So Different From El Paso Shooter's

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He urged Americans to embrace a "courageous love" to confront the evils of racism and bigotry that he said flourished in the US under Mr. Trump. The debate around gun violence has reemerged after at least 22 people were killed and 26 others were injured on Saturday after a gunman opened fire on passersby in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, with another gunman attacking people in Dayton, Ohio later in the evening, killing nine and injuring 26 others. Read More »

4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings

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Zachary Castaneda, 33 Garden Grove Police Dept. In total, law enforcement are investigating at least eight crime scenes in the area. Garden Grove Police Lieutenant Carl Whitney told reporters Castaneda "savagely attacked these people for some reason" in an unprovoked attack on victims ranging in age from 25 to 64 that stunned central Orange County residents and authorities. Read More »

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattles Taiwan, triggers some power cuts

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Taiwan's natural disaster monitoring bureau said the quake struck early on Thursday in the Pacific Ocean, about 36km southeast of the city of Yilan. The epicentre was about 22.5km beneath sea stage. Taiwan is on a string of Pacific seismic faults known as the "Ring of Fire" and is frequently rocked by tremors, including a 1999 natural disaster that killed more than 2,300 people. Read More »

Kyrgyzstan's ex-president arrested after violent clashes

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Almazbek Atambayev served as Kyrgyzstan's president from 2011 to 2017. Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev was detained in a major security operation on Thursday, Kyrgyz media said, after clashes between his supporters and law enforcement left one dead and dozens injured. Read More »

ICE arrests 680 'removable aliens' in raids on MS processing plants

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They targeted several companies. One federal prosecutor reportedly described the coordinate raids as "the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history". According to the Associated Press , agents asked workers to show identification; those who were confirmed to have legal status were allowed to leave the raids after the trunks of their vehicles were searched. Read More »

FBI opens domestic terror investigation into Gilroy, Calif., mass shooting

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Police initially said the rampage was cut short when three Gilroy police officers engaged a rifle-wielding Legan with handguns and killed him in less than a minute. Federal investigators have fewer tools and legal powers at their disposal in domestic terrorism cases than they do if they are up against someone tied to an worldwide organization such as the Islamic State or al-Qaida. Read More »

Scotland would vote for independence - Ashcroft poll shows

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Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes there is a growing sense of urgency for Scotland to become independent in order to avoid being dragged down a political path it does not want to go down. The First Minister said she would do a deal with Labour leader to "lock the Tories out of government". McDonnell admitted Labour was split on the issue, but implied the United Kingdom leadership agreed. Read More »

House Judiciary asks courts to order McGahn to testify

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Pelosi said "no one is above the law". On obstruction, Mueller didn't decide whether or not Trump dedicated against the law but additionally didn't exonerate the president. He said the Mueller report is not all of the evidence, but "a summary of the evidence". The subpoena to McGahn is one of a number the committee has issued and been rebuffed by the White House: both former communications director Hope Hicks and former McGahn deputy Annie Donaldson did not answer almost all of the questions ... Read More »

Appeals Court Revives Sarah Palin's Defamation Lawsuit Against 'The New York Times'

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The lawsuit was first brought by Palin in June 2017 in response to a much-critiqued op-ed written earier that month by the editorial board of The New York Times titled " America's Lethal Politics ". "It is plain from the record that the district court found Bennet a credible witness, and that the district court's crediting his testimony impermissibly anchored the district court's own negative view of the plausibility of Palin's allegations", the appeals panel wrote. Read More »

Trump revives political bias accusations against Google

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So it was in this context that Trump tweeted, on Tuesday, about his meeting with Google CEO Sundar Pichai , claiming the exec had lauded his administration. The latter appears to be a supurious charge against Google. While there is little proof to support the conspiratorial claim - and Google has denied it - former employee Kevin Cernekee has alleged in a series of Fox News interviews that, during his timve as an engineer there, he witnessed lots of casual anti-Trump rhetoric ... Read More »

Pilot arrested before boarding flight to United States is released

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Glendon Gulliver, 61, didn't enter a plea and was granted bail by a judge at Paisley Sheriff Court near Glasgow. According to the Huffington Post , aviation law states that staff members found guilty of intoxication, either by alcohol or drugs, maybe punished up to two years in prison or a hefty fine. Read More »

'We need to bring her home', say parents of missing Nora

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In an an emotional appeal, she said: "Nora is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home". "We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world". Mr Zakaria said a special team from the federal police headquarters as well as from the forensics and criminal investigation departments is assisting. Read More »

Varadkar meets with Belfast businesses over Brexit

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This new red line puts the European Union in an impossible position - they have insisted throughout the process that the backstop is necessary to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and can not be removed. Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said there was "room for talks and negotiations", and repeated his invitation for Mr Johnson to visit Ireland, but stopped short of offering to reopen the Brexit deal. Read More »

China warns against U.S. rush to plant missiles in Asia

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Russian Federation has denied the breach, and, in its turn, accused the USA of violations. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told Friday's regular media briefing that the United States withdrawal from the INF treaty disregards its global commitment and pursues unilateralism. Read More »

USA Today's Virginia HQ evacuated amid reports of man with weapon

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USA Today reported that alarms sounded and police squad cars converged on the scene in McLean as employees waited outside. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered overhead. Reports of an armed man inside the building were " mistaken ", police said in a press conference later in the day. USA Today editor Alex Ptachick tweeted, "We've evacuated the building". Read More »

US Legacy of Targeting Civilians Alive since Hiroshima: Zarif

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President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favours talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat turning down a meeting with US President Donald Trump . "It is a good indication that the USA regime hates diplomacy, one of the achievements of maintaining global peace". 'It can not be that the Strait of Hormuz is free for you and the Strait of Gibraltar is not free for us'. Read More »

Isolated severe storms possible today in parts of Alabama

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The National Weather Service cautioned there is "the potential for a few rotating storms thus a very low risk of an isolated tornado". As the evening progresses into overnight, the air cools and the storms usually weaken. Lows will be in the low 70s with highs in the low to mid 90s through the week. Many parts of Lower Michigan could actually use an inch of rain now. Read More »

Five wounded in nightclub shooting in Toronto

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Despite the violence spread across five different neighbourhoods, the chief said Toronto is safe for most people. Shell casings have also been recovered outside the club. Mayor John Tory called the recent rash of violence "absolutely unacceptable" and urged anyone with information to come forward. Saunders said the decision to ban guns is up to politicians, but he welcomes anything that removes firearms from Toronto streets. Read More »

United Nations calls for arms embargo, sanctions, consumer boycott against Myanmar military

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It said numerous companies and states involved in the weapons deals "knew, or ought to have known, that their arms transfers could have a direct and reasonably foreseeable impact on the human rights situation in Myanmar ". The UN investigators a year ago called for Myanmar's top generals to be prosecuted for genocide over the Rohingya crisis. During this period the military carried out extensive and systematic human rights violations against civilians in Kachin , Shan and Rakhine ... Read More »

Police find body thought to be student — Madagascar plane fall

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Earlier this week, Police Colonel D'y La Paix Ralaivaonary said Ms Cutland, who was studying at Robinson College, Cambridge, had been frustrated and disappointed with her research project. Cutland, a natural sciences student, was completing an internship on the island when she died. Police told the paper the student was suffering from "paranoia" and had made a series of fraught calls home to parents. Read More »

Missing British Scientist Found Dead In Greece

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The volunteer who found her told local media the body was discovered crushed at the bottom of the ravine. Christopher's husband told police he woke up Monday morning and his wife wasn't there, so he called her phone and she informed him she was out jogging, the Cyprus Mail reported. Read More »

Chief apologizes after horseback officers lead man by rope

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People on social media expressed disgust at the incident, calling it dehumanizing, unacceptable and reprehensible. Hale said the black man in the photo, Donald Neely , who was arrested on Saturday for trespassing, should have been taken to the station in a police vehicle, instead of horse-mounted officers. Read More »

Alyssa Andrews WX - Hot with scattered showers this afternoon

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Low temps dip into the sticky lower 70s. Tonight: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Humidity will be seasonably high which will result in several hours each afternoon with feels-like temperatures in the low 100s. Thunderstorms were expected to move across the Kansas City area again Thursday morning. But the day looks a bit quieter. Today: Partly sunny, scattered showers and storms. Read More »

Yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland - thunderstorms and rain

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And the South West will be hit by thunderstorms on Thursday on Friday, according to forecasters from the Met Office, with high wind following behind on Saturday. "A few storms may contain strong to damaging winds and torrential downpours with localized urban/street flooding possible". Severe flood warnings will remain in place for the River Goyt at Whaley Bridge following a previous "danger to life" alert. Read More »

Hundreds of British Airways flights delayed or cancelled after IT meltdown

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Thousands of passengers were left waiting on flights across Europe on Wednesday after a major systems outage at British Airways caused delays and cancellations. People will be offered opportunity to rebook to another travel day between August 8 and August 13. BA said it is reverting to manual systems for check-in at airports. Read More »

Peter Chadwick: Millionaire arrested over wife's murder

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The terrifying husband ultimately pleaded not guilty to murder and posted $1 million bail. About a year ago, Newport Beach police and the U.S. Marshals Service announced a $100,000 reward and released a podcast series aimed at generating public tips about Chadwick's whereabouts. Read More »

The ESA Opposes Trump’s Crackdown on Violent Video Games

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Moreover, it is highly disrespectful to the victims and their families. It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We've always had guns, we've always had evil, but what's changed when we see this rash of shooting? The two mass shooting attacks within 24 hours have left dozens dead in Texas and OH and are only the most recent USA shootings this summer allegedly perpetrated in at least two cases by 20-something white male shooters ... Read More »

China warns Hong Kong protesters that punishment is coming

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While Hong Kong authorities have said they don't anticipate any need to bring in troops or police from China to help impose order, the Hong Kong army garrison and police in the city of Shenzhen across the border have both released videos recently of their officers training to disperse groups of people dressed in black and wearing masks and construction helmets like numerous Hong Kong protesters . Read More »