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No Rohingya Come for Repatriation to Myanmar

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He made the remarks after a second attempt to kick-start the repatriation process fell flat on Thursday due to the unwillingness of the Rohingya families interviewed to return. "We don't want to do anything by force", he said adding that representatives of Myanmar, China and Bangladesh governments were present there. Rohingya leader Hafez Shahidullah said they will not go back until they were given citizenship, their safety is ensured and they are taken to their original land. Read More »

Rohingya group sounds alarm on 'premature' repatriation

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government will not force the refugees to return and the repatriation will only happen if they are willing. They don't want the return of any Rohingya (to their homeland). There also needs to be greater transparency within Myanmar to ensure that the government is truly prepared to welcome refugees and that the rights of returning Rohingya are not violated. Read More »

Trump Privately Suggested Full Naval Blockade of Venezuela

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But here what are we talking about? "They added that to their knowledge the Pentagon hasn't taken this extreme idea seriously, in part because senior officials believe it's impractical, has no legal basis, and would suck resources from a Navy that is already stretched to counter China and Iran". Read More »

Fox News Channel Signs Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Contributor

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In Sanders' case (as with Sessions' spokesperson), they're using their White House experience to earn new positions in their field. Sanders preferred appearing on the Trump-friendly channel during her stint as press secretary, where she was unlikely to face tough questioning about the many false statements she made from the press room lectern. Read More »

Donald Trump announces push to detain migrant families indefinitely

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The new regulation would entirely upend that standard. Faced with tens of thousands of mostly Central American migrant families and unaccompanied children crossing the border every month, Trump's administration has been accused of violating Flores conditions and also separating children from their parents who remained held in order to meet the 20-day requirement. Read More »

Trump Asked To Explain His Jewish ‘Disloyalty’ Comment, Doubles Down

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Many on boths side of the aisle, including some Jewish organizations, slammed Trump for the "disloyalty" comment, which echoes the anti-Semitic "dual loyalty" trope often leveled at Jews. But on Wednesday Trump repeated an NRA argument that legislating any more controls on gun ownership is a "slippery slope" that will eventually undermine the constitution's second amendment, which gun rights advocates says guarantees absolute, broad rights to purchase and own firearms without government ... Read More »

Donald Trump asks India, other nations to fight terrorists in Afghanistan

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But at a certain point, all of these other countries, where ISIS is around ... are going to have to fight them. "We're holding thousands of ISIS fighters right now, and Europe has to take them. When I took it at 98 per cent I said all right, maybe we go home now, let these other countries in. All americans went insane. The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. Read More »

Who's tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data

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Late last month , the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that under GDPR rules, both Facebook and the sites embedding the functionalities would be jointly liable for obtaining consent of EU users. Facebook's other move to consolidate its messaging apps and pivot around end-to-end encryption would also likely close the services off to marketers as its hard to advertisers within encrypted environments, said Frank. Read More »

Retired BC fisherman wins $60 million jackpot - InfoNews

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He said he scanned the ticket at the store where he'd initially bought it, but didn't believe the results to be true. I was so excited. The former commercial fisherman has called Richmond home virtually his whole life. That's what happens when you win a staggering $60 million on the Lotto Max. The first person he told was his daughter, followed by his son-in-law and youngest daughter. Read More »

First images of Titanic in 14 years show 'shocking' decay

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Explorers have said that metal-eating bacteria, salt erosion, and strong ocean currents are causing the deterioration of the ship. "That whole deck house on that side is collapsing, taking with it the state rooms", Stephenson said. A total of five dives were made over a period of eight days. Expedition scientist Clare Fitzsimmons, of Newcastle University, cited the enormous amount of life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as reasons why the "ship of dreams" was decaying. Read More »

Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain

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Many protesters have complained about the use of force by the police and have accused the authorities of not aggressively investigating thugs who have attacked demonstrators. At the Hong Kong airport, days of sit-ins swelled to fill the main terminal, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Under a deal signed with Britain, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to keep its unique freedoms when the former crown colony was handed back in 1997. Read More »

United Kingdom government makes major move that signals a no-deal Brexit

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After receiving their EORI, each business will need to decide whether to complete customs declarations themselves or employ a customs agent to do it for them. "This will free up time for ministers and their officials to get on with preparing for our departure on October 31 and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead", he said. Read More »

NHC monitoring tropical wave approaching South Florida

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Conditions for tropical storms become more favorable during the roughly eight weeks around that date. "It appears the most prudent forecast for Acadiana will be for rain accumulations between Friday and Saturday inclusive, to be in the 3-6" range.but isolated higher amounts will be quite possible. Read More »

Indonesia's Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests

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In the first of the three cities, capital of West Papua, the crowd took to the streets attacking and setting fire to some public buildings, including the Provincial Legislative Council and the former Papua Governor's Office. President Joko Widodo urged people to forgive each other after the riots. Tito called on the people of Papua, especially in Manokwari , to not be provoked. Read More »

South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech

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In siding with the Mandela foundation, the Equality Court ruled that in addition to being racist, gratuitous display of the old flag "demonstrates a clear intention to be hurtful" and to promote hatred against black people. Dakota Legoete, spokesman for the ruling African National Council party, said the court's decision was a "national victory". On Wednesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said the 1928 flag has become a global symbol of white supremacy and hatred "and is considered by ... Read More »

Rhea County woman accused of burning granddaughter's feet

Kirk said Vaughn told her she used hot water to punish the little girl because she was "having a bad day". Horrific pictures of the girl's feet - severely burned and blistered- were shared by her mother to local media outlets. A two-year-old is recovering after getting burns on her feet. Local police detective Rocky Potter told ABC2 that the injuries were "the worst scald burns I'd ever seen". Read More »

Speaker holds MP's baby while chairing debate in NZ

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MP Tāmati Coffey's baby son Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey had a chance to sit in the big chair in Parliament on Wednesday - and it gave Speaker Trevor Mallard a chance to show off his dad skills. Babies are becoming more commonplace in the corridors of power. While it might be heartwarming to see the male lawmakers embrace a baby in New Zealand's Parliament , it has been quite the opposite in the Kenyan House. Read More »

India's ex-finance minister arrested at home in dramatic raid

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The team of CBI officials had to scale the boundary wall of his bungalow to gain entrance while another team tried to make way through the backdoor, PTI reported. Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate issued a lookout notice against him seeking his detention and effectively preventing the politician from fleeing overseas. Read More »

Tennessee woman charged with scalding toddler's feet

The girl was taken a Tennessee hospital and then flown to a center specializing in burns in Georgia. He said hospital staff described them as "sock burns" because the redness on her feet made it appear as if she was wearing socks. "She goes every Monday for at least the next 8 weeks for surgeries to try and fix the damage that has been done to her". A GoFundMe, which includes graphic photos of the child's feet, was set up to help with medical expenses . Read More »

New Rules on Migrant Child, Family Detentions Expected

District Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California, amended it in 2015 to include minors who arrive as part of a family unit. "No amount of time in detention is safe for children and prolonged detention is particularly harmful". Read More »

Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

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Notwithstanding the sharp differences between the U.S. on the one side, and France and Germany on the other, on a range of trade and climate-related issues, there will be a strong push towards adopting a common position against China. But they have to make a deal that's fair to us. "Whether it's good or bad short term is irrelevant", he said. On Tuesday , Trump responded to complaints about the impact on the United States by telling reporters "somebody had to take China on". Read More »

Australia joins naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

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However, European countries, which disagree with a United States decision to impose sanctions on Iran, have been reluctant to sign up to a US-led mission for fear of adding to tension in the region. "The government has been concerned with incidents involving shipping in the Strait of Hormuz over the past few months", the statement said. Initially, Australia will be involved for at least six months, but Morrison said the mission could be extended. Read More »

Trump lashes out at former top aide, calling him a 'nut job'

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Anthony Scaramucci is continuing to speak out against President Trump , telling CNN on Monday that he's putting together a group of former Cabinet members that he's hoping will do the same. And I'm not seeking absolution. "I think Anthony is really somebody that is very much out of control, and he doesn't have what it takes, he really doesn't". Read More »

U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen

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A similar incident occurred back in June when another USA drone was brought down over Yemen by Houthi rebels. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a usa drone. USA forces have occasionally launched drone and air strikes against Yemen's al-Qaida branch, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Tensions between the USA and Iran have been heightened since the Trump administration reimposed the sanctions lifted under the Obama administration's ... Read More »

ISIS Blast at Kabul Wedding Kills 63

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At approximately 10:40 p.m. local time on Saturday evening, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in a wedding hall in Kabul , Afghanistan . The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's USA -backed government. Read More »

Joe Biden airs first TV ad in Iowa

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The spot kicked off with a montage of several faces and clips from Charlottesville, where white nationalists and leftist protesters clashed in 2017. Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer, Hawaii Rep. He left office in early 2017. Joe Biden 50%, Trump 38%. "Your candidate might be better on, I don't know, health care than Joe is, but you've got to look at who's going to win this election", Dr. Read More »

Trump signals support for Russian Federation to rejoin G7

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However, Russia was expelled from the G8 by the majority of countries due to its illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, the first such violation of a European nation's borders since World War II. He did previously so at the G7's June summit, but the comments received quick pushback from Canada and Germany who oppose Russia's return while it continues to hold Crimea. Read More »

Sovereign Council Will Steer Sudan Towards Civilian Rule

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The military appointed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, who chaired the military council, to lead the Sovereign Council for the first 21 months. The two parties - protest leaders, army - officially signed a transitional power sharing agreement on August 17 after months of political and mediation back and forth. Read More »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northeastern IL has been discontinued

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Forecast soundings of the atmosphere show drier air in the upper levels which could lead to a potential for strong to severe downdrafts out of the thunderstorm complex. The organization said large hail can damage property and cause injury. The Storm Prediction Center has placed Central Iowa under a Slight Risk area for severe storms both for overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. Read More »

Record wildfires raging through the Amazon can now be seen from space

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Fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have hit a record high number this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency, as concerns grow over President Jair Bolsonaro's management of the environment . Earlier this month, Norway and Germany suspended funding for projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after becoming alarmed by rising deforestation under Bolsonaro. Read More »

Any Jew voting for Democrats is uninformed or disloyal

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after they were barred from entering Israel for their outspoken support of boycotts against the nation and support of Palestine. When she spoke about her mother and herself having to go through "dehumanizing checkpoints", Tlaib grew visibly emotional. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley condemns Reps. Read More »

USA ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea

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A Japanese daily says North Korea's military activities pose a "serious and imminent threat". A leaked report by the Defence Intelligence Agency in 2017 concluded that North Korea had successfully produced a miniaturised nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, according to The Washington Post. Read More »

Pakistan says nine killed in Kashmir border clashes

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In a further sign of escalating tensions on Wednesday, Pakistan said three of its civilians died as a result of Indian gunfire from across the heavily militarised line of control that divides the territory. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government also restricted freedom of movement in the region and cut the internet and phone lines. "And they're in a very tough situation", Trump added. Read More »