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Israeli police fire tear gas at Palestinians at Al-Aqsa

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In recent years, ultra-nationalist Israeli Jews have been challenging the status quo, demanding the government increase the numbers of Jewish visitors to the site and allow prayers. Police lead the arrested man from the scene. Police spokesmen could not be reached for comment. It is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. Read More »

Zarif: Iran Will Not Hesitate to Protect Its Security in Persian Gulf

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Iran on Friday said Israel's possible involvement in a US-led military coalition in the Persian Gulf was a threat to its national security, and that Tehran would counter Israeli presence in the region. vessels and personnel in this region", the statement added. Iran meanwhile shot down an American drone in June, with Trump saying he called off retaliatory air strikes at the last minute, and the U.S. Read More »

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi pull out of panels to choose Congress chief

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This morning, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi had excused themselves from the zonal body meetings, saying they can not be part of the selection process. While Mukul Wasnik's name was doing the rounds till Friday, a late evening meeting called by Mr Venugopal on Friday ostensibly to discuss the abrogation of Article 370 had set the agenda for Saturday's CWC with Mr Gandhi asking all the CLP leaders, state in-charges, PCC presidents and MPs to stay back and join the deliberations before the CWC ... Read More »

Trump slammed for grinning photo with El Paso orphan

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They are flanked by the baby's aunt and an uncle, Tito Anchondo, who is also smiling and has his arm stretched around Trump's shoulders as the four pose together https: //twitter .com/FLOTUS/status/1159511786695069697/photo/3. Tito Anchondo declined to discuss what the president and the family discussed, but he told NPR that he wanted to meet Trump and form his own opinions. Read More »

El Paso shooting suspect 'said he was targeting Mexicans'

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According to Garcia's affidavit, Crusius waived his right to an attorney and agreed to speak, telling police he traveled from Allen, Tex., a suburb of Dallas, with an assault rifle and multiple magazines. El Paso police declined to comment to Reuters. Police took Crusius into custody after they responded to reports of a shooting and saw a vehicle stopped at an intersection near the El Paso store. Read More »

India monsoon floods kill at least 100

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Meanwhile, heavy rains on Friday created havoc for the residents of Chamoli district in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand as well. In Kerala, many people are still feared trapped under debris following major landslides that hit Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Meppadi in Wayanad even as a red alert has been issued in eight districts of Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod. Read More »

Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

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Beijing and Washington meanwhile stepped up a war of words over a USA diplomat's meeting with Hong Kong activists. "We've experienced Sars and financial crises", she told reporters after the meeting, referring to the respiratory disease epidemic in 2003. Read More »

UK economy shrinks for first time since 2012

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, who has held the post since Johnson's election, dismissed fears of a recession and said he does not "at all" expect growth to decline for a second quarter. "A complete and utter disgrace - the sooner they are booted out of office, the better". Annual growth in June alone was the weakest since August 2013 at 1.0%. Read More »

Yemen slams UAE-backed 'coup' after rebels seize palace

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He said the coalition called on the separatist Southern Transitional Council and its Security Belt paramilitary forces to "return immediately to its positions and withdraw from all positions they seized in the past days". Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed called on United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths, who is trying to de-escalate tensions across Yemen , "to deploy efforts and exert pressure" to that goal. Read More »

National Grid probe seeks to learn lessons after power blackout hits UK

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Britain's energy watchdog, Ofgem , said it has asked for "an urgent detailed report from National Grid so we can understand what went wrong and decide what further steps need to be taken". The Department for Transport had said: "Today's (Friday) power outage has had knock on impacts on travel. Information screens in some areas are also affected", National Rail Enquiries said according to PA. Read More »

Syria frees Canadian man held since last year

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Lamoureux said Baxter's release marked a "wonderful day for Canadians" and he thanked the Lebanese authorities for helping with this "wonderful outcome". "He was having a great time before he went missing", she said. Leclair told The Canadian Press her son is a world traveller and "adventurer" who has been "all over the place". Read More »

Facebook offering 'millions' to publishers for their news, report says

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However, Facebook's latest move offering "millions of dollars" to news publishers for the legal right to directly publish their material on its site may help calm some nerves in that strained relationship. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has confirmed it's working on a news tab to deliver "trustworthy news" to users that will launch this fall. Facebook , along with Twitter and other social networks, have been stepping up their efforts to combat the spread of fake news on their platforms after ... Read More »

Atomik vodka is made from Chernobyl grains-and not radioactive

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Only one bottle of ATOMIK now exists, and the product is not yet for sale, but it's considered the first commercial product to come from the exclusion zone, the BBC reports . This rumour of the properties were so ingrained that in 1986, following the Chernobyl reactor fire, Ukrainians began taking vodka as a treatment for radiation. Read More »

At least 18 dead as Typhoon Lekima blasts eastern China (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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At least 18 people have been killed and another 14 missing in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang , after Typhoon Lekima made landfall on Saturday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The storm will sweep through Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces before making another landfall in the southern coastal areas of the Shandong Peninsula late Sunday, the NMC said. Read More »

Trump Leaning Toward Pardoning Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

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He left private practice in 2013, after Blagojevich was already in prison , and was confirmed that year as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. And a lot of people thought it was unfair, like a lot of other things. The judge acknowledged the suffering of Blagojevich's family and his good conduct in prison, but argued that his conduct merited the sentence. Speaking on the plane Wednesday, the president noted: "He's been in jail for seven years over a phone call where nothing happens - ... Read More »

Johnson tells officials to make no-deal Brexit planning 'top priority'

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Corbyn's letter comes amid speculation that Members of Parliament could stage a vote of no-confidence in Johnson before October 31 as a means of trying to stop a no-deal Brexit , which would trigger a general election if successful. The Times reported on Saturday that Michael Gove, charged with overseeing no-deal preparations, confirmed that ministers are working on a bailout fund to support businesses temporarily affected by a clean Brexit. Read More »

ICE Arrests 680 People In Mississippi

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Love tweeted: "Forest, Mississippi is coming together to provide food and shelter for dozens of children of undocumented immigrants arrested in Ice raids at a nearby Mississippi food plant". The individuals were arrested at seven food processing plants across six cities including Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie, and Sebastapol. Read More »

'Cocaine' on auto of Georgia Southern QB was bird poop; charges dropped

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An element in proving possession of cocaine, Jones said , is proving the person accused knew they had cocaine on them. Per the student-athlete code of conduct, Werts would've had to sit out the season opener against LSU. The quarterback replied, "I don't know what to say". Werts was alerted of the news on Thursday around 5.15pm when Jones called him. "It's very weird", Werts' attorney William Jones said. Read More »

Facebook loses facial recognition technology appeal, must face class action

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Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Plaintiffs, in response, argued that Facebook's violation of BIPA's statutory requirements amounted to a violation of their substantive privacy rights and so qualified as a concrete injury. Users could choose to opt out of the feature. The technology further compares this data to faces in the company's database of user face templates to check for matches. Read More »

Pilot's remains return from Vietnam - on jet flown by his son

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Roy Abner Knight Jr., whose plane had been shot down on May 19, 1967, while attacking a target on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, according to an obituary . "I think these types of events always bring people together which is always special to see", Mr Perry said. "He will always be remembered as a devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father and friend". Read More »

Moscow city election protest attracts huge crowd

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Russian opposition supporters plan a major protest in Moscow on Saturday after police detained thousands at recent demonstrations that have been among the largest since president Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012. A video on Sobol's Twitter feed showed officers breaking into her office as she demanded an explanation from them. Navalny and at least seven of his allies are now in jail for breaking protest law. Read More »

Dead in Russian Rocket Engine Explosion; Radiation Spikes, Shipping Shut

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The ministry said the explosion occurred at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa in the north-western Arkhangelsk region, causing a fire. Moreover, the defense ministry was also reportedly quoted as saying that no unsafe substances had been released into the atmosphere by the explosion of a liquid-propellant rocket engine in the Arkhangelsk region. Read More »

Danish capital hit by second blast in four days

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An explosion has hit a police online page online in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, the second blast to hit the town this week. This explosion follows a similar blast on Tuesday at a tax office in the capital. Nobody was injured in the blast which occurred after 3am, but part of the building and footpath were damaged. Denmark, which has a population of 5.7 million, rarely sees acts of serious violence. Read More »

Fuel tanker explodes killing 60 people

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Tanzanian police said on Saturday that a fuel tanker explosion in the eastern town of Morogoro had killed at least 57 people. "Many people died here, even those who were not stealing fuel, because this is a busy place", Daniel Ngogo, a witness, told Reuters news agency. Read More »

Two million Muslims gather at Mount Arafat for Hajj prayers

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They circle the Kaaba counter-clockwise, their hearts tilting towards the structure which symbolises the monotheistic principle of the oneness of God in Islam. After a day devoted to special prayers at Arafat, pilgrims will move to Musdalifah where they will observe the two evening prayers before moving to Muna for the stoning of three devils, a rite performed in groups to avoid a stampede. Read More »

Five dead in Russian missile test explosion

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The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident. Rostacom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine. US -based nuclear experts said on Friday they suspected the blast and radiation release occurred during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Read More »

Canadian police 'confident' they found bodies of teen fugitives

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Police said on August 3 authorities located the items about 9 km away from where a burnt-out vehicle used by the fugitives was found in July. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said Wednesday authorities located two male bodies in dense bush. Read More »

Southeast Michigan man dies two months after deportation to Iraq

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Mari Manoogian posted a video that she said was Aldaoud, 41, describing his dire situation roughly two weeks after he was deported. I'm here now and I don't understand the language. bears some responsibility for his death". "Jimmy's death has devastated his family and us". Miriam Aukerman, a senior staff attorney with the Michigan ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the Trump administration's attempts to deport Iraqis, expressed dismay over Aldaoud's death. Read More »

9 hurt in new blasts at Russian military arsenal in Siberia

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One serviceman, two policemen and five civilians were wounded in the blasts and their condition is "moderately severe", TASS said, citing the Achinsk district central hospital. The regional government said that a shell went off during demining activities at the depot, which was demolished on Monday. Residents of Kamenka village near the ammunition depot are being evacuated to a safe area, according to TASS. Read More »