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Fears of many deaths after bomb explodes at Kabul wedding

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The explosion happened at around 10.40pm local time in an area mostly populated by Shia Muslims. Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack, however, said the Taliban can not "absolve themselves of blame, for they provide platform for terrorists". Read More »

Wilson-Raybould says she was contacted by RCMP amid SNC-Lavalin scandal

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Just look at the poll's today -the Liberals are in first place despite being battered by a storm of negative SNC-Lavalin media coverage for the past six months. Trudeau refused to say sorry on Wednesday for his efforts to spare SNC-Lavalin a trial, citing the potential for layoffs, and maintained his defiant tone on Thursday. Read More »

Portland protests wind down after 13 arrested and six injured

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Portland Police said all of the city's 1,000 officers would be on duty for the gathering, which was hyped on social media and elsewhere for weeks. Police used concrete barriers and closed bridges to keep the rival groups separated. Trump said he hoped Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler "will be able to properly do his job! ". Wheeler added: "This is a potentially risky and volatile situation, and adding to that noise doesn't do anything to support or help the efforts that are going on here in ... Read More »

Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi oil field near UAE border

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Al-Falih called the incident "a terrorist attack", in a statement published on the Saudi Press Agency website. "This cowardly attack once again highlights the importance of the global community's response to all terrorist agents who carry out such acts of sabotage, including the Iran backed Houthi militias", Falih said in the statement. Read More »

Trump Meeting With Advisers on Possible Peace Plan with Taliban

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A peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States must first be worked out before the Taliban will engage in intra-Afghan talks with other Afghans on power sharing. Mr Khan clearly wants to put things on a better footing as far as his own country's situation is concerned, so co-operation with the U.S. could be a key to the success of any Taliban-Afghan government peace agreement. Read More »

Jo Swinson: Clarke and Harman open to leading emergency government

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The report marks the first piece of decisive evidence that Berlin is likely willing to let London leave the European Union without a deal rather than to back down to the demands of incumbent UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and negotiate a new withdrawal agreement that includes ditching the Irish backstop - a point that the European Union has said repeatedly it refuses to renege on. Read More »

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

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Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco is only a partial victory for Trump, whose immigration agenda has repeatedly been delayed by judges. The policy would also apply to people from Africa, Asia and South America who come to the southern border to request asylum. The migrant agency said the goal of the busing is "to provide a safer alternative for those who do not want to remain on the U.S. Read More »

Plastic kills Thailand’s beloved baby dugong

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She was named Marium and became popular after images of veterinarians embracing and feeding her spread through social media . The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said that Marium's death should serve as a warning about the effects of plastic waste on wildlife. Read More »

Woman Survives 5,000 Feet Fall After Parachute Fails to Open

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He told Radio-Canada on Wednesday that what happened was a miracle, claiming he wouldn't know how a person could survive a fall from an airplane like that, People reported. Parachutisme Adrenaline was staying mum during the investigation, which police said was focused on whether there was any criminal negligence. According to Nancy Koreen , director of sports promotion for the US Parachute Association, USPA, to say that a parachute didn't open it "pretty vague an often not correct". Read More »

63 killed, 182 injured in explosion at wedding in Kabul

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The explosion came just as the United States and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a deal that would see American troops begin to depart Afghanistan in return for various security assurances from the insurgents. Bloodshed and talks There has been no let-up in fighting and bomb attacks in Afghanistan over recent months despite the talks between the United States and the Taliban since late a year ago. Read More »

Rallies underline bitter Hong Kong divide

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Pro-democracy demonstrators tie white-ribbons, symbolising the pure intentions of young protesters during a march organised by teachers in Hong Kong on Saturday. Australia has a large Chinese diaspora with than 500,000 people born in China and more than 86,000 people born in Hong Kong in Australia as of the 2016 census. Read More »

Turkey says Syria safe zone centre to start work next week

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A six-person United States delegation arrived in the southern Turkish province of Sanliurfa on Monday to work on the establishment of the operations center . "We are now reviewing options for the Joint Coordination Center with our Turkish military counterparts", Defense Department spokesman Commander Sean Robertson told AFP. Read More »

John Hickenlooper ending his 2020 White House bid

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Yet, three states in particular come to mind when comparing the Senate and presidential race: Texas, Colorado and Montana. They remind me how much is at stake for our country and our state. Only two of the 22 seats are in states Hillary Clinton won in 2016: Colorado and Maine. He began his White House campaign in March, promising to unite the country. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro battles for control of US-based refinery

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In contrast, Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria and Turkey voiced support for Maduro. "For us pressure is essential under any scenario, and that's why our allies are exerting pressure. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe Velez had planned to hire mercenaries to assassinate him. The government of President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday nullified the newly named board of Venezuela's prized Citgo refineries in ... Read More »

FORECAST: Scorching heat late weekend after a storm chance

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We'll warm into the upper 80s with a little more humidity and a south breeze. Widely scattered showers will be with us both Saturday afternoon and Sunday , so if you've got yard work to do your window is Friday and early Saturday. Showers and storms will be possible (30%). Temperatures will trend above normal and in the upper 80s and low 90s. The widespread chances for rain and cloudier skies will cool us down, only topping out in the low 90s. Read More »

Tlaib speaks to supporters following decision not to travel to Israel

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To then lifting the ban with restrictions so she could see her family - a grandmother in her 90s who lives in the West Bank. HARRIS: Under Israeli law, first of all, if you support a boycott of Israel , you're effectively calling for the destruction of the state, whether by violent or non-violent means, in this case non-violent means. Read More »

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

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Trump also expressed hope that Portland mayor Ted Wheeler would be able to " properly do his job " and prevent outbreaks of violence at the upcoming gathering. Antifa members often cover their faces with masks, making it harder to identify them. "Now we're seeing an increase of planned brawls, planned fights where you have opposing sides coming together, meeting in the city of Portland in specific areas for the sole objective of fighting over ideological differences", she said in a ... Read More »

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan

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Friday's exclusion would avoid a further 10 percent hike as Trump imposes tariffs on September 1 to products in the same broad customs category, including smart watches, smart speakers and Bluetooth headphones. Once the agreement is announced, United States officials expect the two Afghan sides to move directly into talks. That is still their official public position, though US officials say they expect that the agreement will include a Taliban statement of willingness to conduct talks with ... Read More »

Greek PM calls for stronger European Union cooperation to tackle natural disasters

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Greece has deployed almost 400 firefighters backed by European Union water-bombers assisting its own jets to try to put out a huge blaze on the island of Evia, blazing through a pristine pine forest for a third day. A second Italian plane and two more from Spain were due to arrive by the evening. EU Humanitarian Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Wednesday called the mobilisation of Greek forces "exemplary" after emergency crews managed to save inhabited areas. Read More »

Trevor Noah thinks Donald Trump is trying to deport Melania

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All of his policies seemed to be aimed at his wife". However there is absolutely no suggestion any of what the U.S. entertainer has said is true, as Melania and Donald Trump are happily married with no verified strains in their relationship, leaving Mr Noah's extraordinary theory in tatters. Read More »

Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque

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A powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers in southwest Pakistan, killing at least four people and wounding 20, adding the death toll could rise. The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment, while an emergency was at Civil Hospital Quetta and other medical facilities in the city. Read More »

Hundreds mourn with husband of El Paso victim

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EL PASO - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman they didn't know, a victim killed in a mass shooting in a Walmart , after they learned that the woman's husband, Antonio Basco , was left to grieve alone. Her son, Harry Dean Reckard, told The New York Times that when he and his brother and sister were children, the family didn't have much money and frequently moved. Read More »

India hints at changing 'no first use' nuclear policy

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Mr Singh, while visiting Pokhran - the site of 1998 nuclear tests - said: "Till today, our nuclear policy is "No First Use". It is this open-endedness of "intentions" in the second half of his comment on India's nuclear doctrine that could be taken advantage of by those wishing to paint the "responsible nuclear State" as showing signs of irresponsibility. Read More »

Tlaib to Attend Event With Pro-BDS Group Instead of Visiting Israel

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On Friday, Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced that she would be permitted a "humanitarian visit ", but a few hours later Tlaib announced a change of heart. President Trump's battle against the " Squad" Democrats reached the global stage on Thursday when Israeli leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, barred U.S. Read More »

New Zealand gunman's letter from jail circulates online

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Arps is serving a jail sentence at Christchurch Men's Prison for sharing the mosque shooting video. The Corrections Minister has also expressed his concern for public safety over the release of one letter posted on a far-right website. "I've asked whether our laws are actually fit for goal". Last night it came to light that during the accused gunman's five months in custody, he had sent seven letters. Read More »

CBP suffers massive power outage at airports across the country

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The cause of the outage was not immediately clear and there was no word as of 5:45 p.m.as to when the problem would be fixed. Customs officers at Dulles International Airport near Washington haven't been able to process passengers arriving from outside the US since 3:18 p.m. Read More »

Microplastics polluting the air, study warns

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Scientists of the German Alfred Wegener institute ( AWI ) have discovered microplastic particles in Alpine and Arctic ice, German media reported on Thursday. "MP concentrations in snow were very high, indicating significant contamination of the atmosphere", concluded the researchers. In an attempt to figure out exactly how microplastics are transported over vast distances, they took samples from a whole bunch of places that should be relatively free of them. Read More »

Broadcaster's comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

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He also called Ardern an "utter lightweight" and a "clown" during the show. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared people need to cut Scott Morrison some slack, as his successor tries to navigate both global policy and a Coalition that remains largely split on climate change policy. Read More »

‘No First Use’ nuclear policy depends on circumstances: Rajnath Singh

It is this open-endedness of "intentions" in the second half of his comment on India's nuclear doctrine that could be taken advantage of by those wishing to paint the "responsible nuclear State" as showing signs of irresponsibility. Speaking at a book release function, Parrikar had said , "Why a lot of people say that India has No First Use policy". I am not saying that you have to use it first just because you don't decide that you don't use it first. Read More »

Nike Responds To Allegations Of Zion Williamson Payment

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Avenatti, drawn from his aggressive public persona, long feud with President Trump, and brief entanglement with the USAO-SDNY in the Michael Cohen investigation", Avenatti's lawyers writes in his filing, referencing the US Attorney's office for the Southern District of NY. Read More »