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Goldman Sachs executives charged in 1MDB corruption probe

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In the filings issued on Friday, Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the executives mentioned in the document should be held responsible for the U.S. "Certain members of the former Malaysian government and 1MDB lied to Goldman Sachs, outside counsel and others about the use of proceeds from these transactions". Read More »

Japan allows chemical's 1st export to S

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After a review of the export plan, the ministry reportedly concluded that the shipment posed no national security risk. This month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed that South Korea would not be "defeated again" by its neighbor and promised counter-measures after Japan's cabinet approved the removal of South Korea's fast-track export status from August 28. Read More »

Heavily armed man arrested at Missouri Walmart charged with making terrorist threat

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The potential shooter then headed to the emergency exit where he was met by the firefighter who held him at gunpoint until police arrived a few minutes later. The firefighter held him until Springfield Police arrived. A probable cause statement released Friday says Dmitriy Andreychenko recorded himself as he walked in the store carrying an "AR style rifle" slung across his chest and wearing a ballistic vest. Read More »

Kerala Floods: Kochi CIAL airport shut till August 11

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As heavy rains pounded several parts of the state leading to a flood-like situation, more than 22,000 people have been evacuated to 315 relief camps. "We have sought help from the central government to rescue any people who may get stranded because of the floods", Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa told media. Read More »

Pakistan says 'not looking at military option' over Kashmir dispute

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In line with the decisions of NSC Pak-India bus service is suspended. "We have made a decision to shut down the Thar Express as well", Pakistan's Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters, in reference to the weekly service running between the towns of Khokrapar in Pakistan and Monabao in India. Read More »

Texas shooting suspect told police he targeted 'Mexicans'

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Patrick Crusius, 21 , emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after last Saturday's attack and told officers, "I'm the shooter", Detective Adrian Garcia said in an arrest warrant affidavit. The woman allegedly called the Allen Police Department claiming she was anxious her son wasn't mature or experienced enough to own an "AK"-type firearm". Read More »

Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz arrested in graft probe

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She had appeared before NAB on July 31 to record her statement in the case. Her cousin Yousaf Abbas was also arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Dawn newspaper reported. They (PML-N members) are using Parliament to hide their wrongdoings, he continued. During the proceedings, Asadullah said that suspicious transactions had been carried out in Maryam's bank accounts. Read More »

United Nations rights chief concerned about US' Venezuela sanctions

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The new sanctions imposed by the USA administration is the latest in a series of "arbitrary measures of economic terrorism against the Venezuelan people", the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry said. Tensions started escalating at the end of January, when Juan Guaidó , head of the country's National Assembly, challenged the legitimacy of sitting President Nicolás Maduro and was declared interim president by the National Assembly. Read More »

Major power cut hits London and parts of England

The tweet added: "We believe this is due to a failure on National Grid's network, which is affecting our customers". Members of the public posted images on social media, which showed the tube network in the darkness and people having to use their mobile phones as torches. Read More »

Joe Biden Says 'Poor Kids Are Just As Bright' As White Kids

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Fox News reports that Biden, 76, mistakenly referred to the shootings as "the tragic events in Houston today and also in MI the day before", but later corrected himself, according to a pool report. It was caught on video and posted on Twitter. This comes as several 2020 Democrats, including Biden, have used the recent shootings to paint President Trump as a divider. Read More »

China's Coast Braces For Powerful Typhoon Lekima

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China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Forecasters said Krosa is moving north-west and could bear down on Japan next week, only days after Japan endured Lekima. The island's high speed rail service was suspended north of the city of Taichung, local media reported. Read More »

Climate change affecting food security

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The land and ecosystems such as forests play a vital role in regulating the climate and watersheds essential for mankind. " Agriculture , forestry and other types of land use account for 23% of human greenhouse gas emissions", said Jim Skea , co-chair of IPCC Working Group III. Read More »

Son of American Vietnam vet remembers father decades after death

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Fifty-two years after his father was declared dead during the Vietnam War , a son is finally getting a chance to pay his last respects. "It was the last time he would see his father alive", Proskow said Thursday. Proskow's incoming flight was carrying the remains of Col. Roy Knight, whose body was only recently recovered and identified, he tweeted. A few months later, US Air Force Maj. Read More »

Trump Visits El Paso in Light of Walmart Massacre Amid Some Protests

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He wasn't exactly convincing, and his own actions and language consistently undermines this message, but it was still way better than his " very fine people on both sides" comment after Charlottesville . The news fed into mounting anger in the wake of the back-to-back shootings in El Paso on Saturday and Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, which together left 31 dead and many more wounded. Read More »

Amnesty International cautions travelers to United States over 'gun violence'

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Mariya Parodi, a press officer for Amnesty International USA, told Common Dreams that the US section of the international human rights organization has "never before issued travel warnings like this one". "With the lack of effort from the government at this time that we wanted to warn individuals that are coming to the country that there's a possibility of this continuing on what we saw this past weekend". Read More »

NYT Changed Headline On Trump Speech After Backlash

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Senator Cory Booker wrote: " Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT ". " Times editors were concerned that the initial headline - "Trump Urges Unity vs. "And some may think newsrooms like the New York Times and the Washington Post are supposed to be Donald Trump's adversaries or the leaders of the adversarial movement to take down Donald Trump". Read More »

Deputy national intelligence director leaving post, Trump says

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Federal law dictates that if the director of national intelligence leaves, the deputy should serve as acting director. " I have no doubt he will do a great job! ". Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence panel that will act on an eventually nominee to replace Coats, sent a signal of support for Gordon last month. Read More »

Hundreds attend funeral of Israeli soldier stabbed to death

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged Israel to put a stop to an enormous settlement expansion in the West Bank, amid plans for thousands of new homes. The attackers are believed to have followed the victim in a vehicle before stabbing the soldier and fleeing the scene. "Our long arm will get them and we'll settle scores with them". Read More »

Non-radioactive Chernobyl vodka launches

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In a new report , Professor Smith from the University of Portsmouth and colleagues in the United Kingdom and Ukraine who brewed the vodka, presented the results of a three-year research project into the transfer of radioactivity to crops grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone . Read More »

‘Armed Person’ Arrested At Springfield Walmart, Police Say

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The firefighter reportedly held the man for roughly three minutes before police arrived and arrested the suspect. Officers responded to a call of an active shooter at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Police Lt. Police then say the man walked into the Walmart: Neighborhood Market where he grabbed a cart and began pushing it around the store. While the motive for the Dayton shooting is unclear, the accused gunman in El Paso had posted an anti-immigrant screed online. Read More »

Trump administration to seek Britain trade deal after Brexit

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Boris Johnson insists a Transatlantic trade agreement will be one of the big benefits of leaving the European Union , which he has said must happen by the end of October. Johnson has cultivated stronger ties to President Trump than his predecessor Theresa May. "We appreciate the president's warmth and enthusiasm for the UK-US relationship". Read More »

Chinese Exports Rose in July, Amid Trade Tensions

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Imported iron ore inventory at Chinese ports rose to 121.05 last week from a 2-1/2-year-low of 115.25 million tonnes in late June, according to data compiled by consultancy SteelHome. China's Ministry of Commerce said this week that purchases of US agricultural products by Chinese companies have been "suspended". The tariffs against China, however, are paid by US importers - who then often pass on the cost to consumers. Read More »

Atty For Man Cracked Skull During Anthem Cites Trump's Rhetoric

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Jasper's comments Wednesday came as prosecutors formally charged Brockway with assault on a minor. Court documents say Brockway has a traumatic brain injury but seems to manage rather well. Jasper said he will seek a mental health evaluation for his client before deciding how to proceed in the defense, according to the report. "Trump never necessarily says, 'Go hurt somebody, ' but the message is absolutely clear". Read More »

Angry neighbors demand California beach do something about pink emoji house

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Frustrated homeowners and renters in the El Porto neighbourhood, as reported by the LA Times , plan to raise their concerns about the property at a city council meeting this week. Neighbors said evidence that the emoji are in fact revenge can be found in a now-edited Instagram post , which, according to CBS, read: "Are your neighbors constantly ratting you out?" "I feel like I've been directly attacked with my eyelash extensions", Wieland told Easy Reader. Read More »

Syria Kurds say Turkey-US deal may mark 'new approach'

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Turkey said Thursday the deal it has reached with Washington to set up a so-called safe zone in northeastern Syria is a good start but warned against delays in implementation. "What really mattered here was the issue of this step being taken on the east of the Euphrates, and this is now being realised together with the Americans", he said. Read More »

Ukrainian leader urges Russia's Putin to help end fighting

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The conflict in eastern Ukraine erupted in April 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and has killed more than 13,000 people. The Minsk agreement, involving Russian Federation and Ukraine and brokered by France and Germany, ended major conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2015, although regular small-scale clashes have still cost lives. Read More »

Saudi and United States Officials Consult and Warn Iran

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Its 23 crew members - 18 of them Indians - are expected to remain there while the accident is investigated, Iranian news agencies quoted the head of Ports and Maritime Organization in southern Hormozgan province, Allahmorad Afifipour, as saying. Read More »

Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests

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In China's sharpest rebuke yet of the protesters, the government warned them on Tuesday not to "play with fire" and called on Hong Kong citizens to protect their homeland. The city's lawyers fear the justice department's prosecutions of arrested protesters are taking on an increasingly political slant with over 500 arrests, many charged with rioting, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term. Read More »

Update on cocaine found at Bethells Beach

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As well as the initial thorough search, Detective Inspector Parmenter has said there will be a police presence in the area, including the use of an Eagle helicopter, which will be sent out on Thursday to carry out a wider-reaching search. It was not the first time a significant amount of drugs had been found on a Kiwi beach. Cops have also launched an investigation to try and get to the bottom of where the drugs originally came from. Read More »

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 »