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Korea solidifies Kim Jong Un's 'monolithic' power

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At the time of declaration of the results of the elections to renew the Supreme People's Assembly, whose actual role is to automatically endorse the decisions taken by Kim and North Korea's only political party, the leader was not named among the 687 seats in the chamber - something unprecedented in the country's history. Read More »

Hurricane Dorian threat: Labor Day Hurricanes often wreak havoc on Florida

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared Thursday a state of emergency for all of Florida due to the hurricane's "uncertain projected path". Forecasts have shown the storm becoming more unsafe in its path toward Florida's Atlantic coast. "We don't really know where it's going to turn precisely". Central Florida towns urged residents to remain alert. Dorian's maximum sustained winds reached 105 miles per hour (165 kilometers per hour), making it a Category 2 storm on a five-level scale, ... Read More »

Iran's Zarif Meets With Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

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Negotiation would be meaningful when it happens on an equal footing, otherwise, it can not be called negotiation; it would be domination, and our nation has not accepted domination for 40 years", the cleric went on to say. The database helped the Iranian Revolutionary Guards "to choose which tankers to target and where", the report claimed. Tehran and Washington have been locked in a bitter standoff since previous year when US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the ... Read More »

Dozens shot in Texas, police say

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Police in Midland said the suspect was arrested at the Cinergy movie theater near I-20. One suspect was believed to have been taken into custody at the Cinergy multiplex cinema in Odessa, CBS affiliate CBS 7 reported . The Odessa police Facebook page said the mail carrier truck was hijacked. "Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution!" said Odessa police. Read More »

Labor Day weather, Dorian aims at Florida

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To finish off the long weekend, the temperatures are expected to climb back up starting Tuesday with an expected high of 27 C. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with sunshine peaking through, and much of it burning off by late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Trial in 9/11 case at Guantanamo gets early 2021 start date

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There are several theories as to how the United States government masterplanned the terrorist attack & how it was a buildup to attack Afghanistan. The U.S. legal system. In 2008, Boumediene v. Bush established that such prisoners would also be entitled to habeas corpus rights, and put to question the legalities of processes that were used on many prisoners in the early days of the War on Terror . Read More »

Signs of new US-China trade discussions emerge as increased tariffs loom

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For the first time since Trump launched his trade war, American households face price increases because many USA companies say they'll be forced to pass on to customers the higher prices they'll pay on Chinese imports. The U.S.is expected to impose another round of tariffs on China this weekend. Tariffs have been imposed on $250 billion of Chinese products so far since the trade war began in 2018, and US trade groups and manufacturers have criticized the policies for hurting profits. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Canton Township home of UAW President Gary Jones

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Contracts with the three expire on September 14. The government raided the Canton home of UAW President Gary Jones. A neighbor of Jones said he noticed federal agents removing "a bunch of boxes" from the house at around 8:30 a.m. Harley Shaiken, a professor labor studies at the University of California-Berkeley, called raids on the top UAW executives "unprecedented". Investigators are looking to see if senior union officials not only took payoffs but also may have benefited from ... Read More »

Dead in Chemical Factory Blast in Maharashtra's Dhule

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Some media report that eight workers were killed in an explosion. There had been round 100 staff at the factory at the time of the explosion on Saturday morning, with some folks feared to be trapped within the construction. "Rescue operation is on", an officer from Shirpur police station was quoted by India Today as saying. "May injured recover soon", Shah tweeted. "Prima facie, a fire was triggered due to leak of chemical from a barrel which spread to cylinders causing blasts", the ... Read More »

Yemen President urges end of UAE strikes, fears secession

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Yemen's government on Thursday accused the UAE of mounting the air strikes in support of the separatists, in an assault it said killed 40 combatants and wounded 70 civilians. This in turn has necessitated precise and direct air strikes on the 28th and 29th August, 2019 against terrorist militias as per the rules of engagement of the Geneva Convention and global humanitarian law. Read More »

RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Stabbed in Prison

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Kennedy at a campaign event in Los Angeles in 1968, has been stabbed by a fellow inmate at a prison in California , sources say. But citing unnamed law enforcement sources, multiple U.S. On June 5, 1968, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan shot and killed Robert Kennedy, the presidential candidate. He was originally sentenced to the death penalty but that was changed to life in prison. Read More »

Iran minister shows undamaged satellite after failed launch

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Iran's Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Jawvad Azari Jahromi quickly responded with a tweet showing himself next to the satellite - Nahid-1 - that was supposed to be launched at the space center. A separate fire at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in February also killed three researchers, authorities said at the time. "I realeased it, which I have the absolute right to do, and we'll see what happens. Read More »

Colombia's Duque vows to arrest re-armed rebels

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The dissidents' objective is the installation of a government that will support peace, Marquez said . 'We were never beaten or defeated ideologically, so the struggle continues'. Commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC ) and now members of the political party Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (FARC), attend a news conference in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug 29, 2019. Read More »

Expectations for talks with USA disappearing : North Korea

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The department also sanctioned two Taiwanese individuals and designated a Panama-flagged vessel as blocked property for engaging in related activity. The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on two Taiwan-based individuals and several shipping companies accused of providing oil shipments to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions. Read More »

South Korea Supreme Court Orders Retrial for Ex-President Park

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The top court returned the Lee case to the lower court, convicting the Samsung heir of more bribery charges. Samsung's new investments and mergers and acquisitions are at risk, said Heo Pil Seok, chief executive officer at Midas International Asset Management Co., adding the lower court may hand down a heavier ruling against Lee. Read More »

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters

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The Chinese statement about rotating troops past year said the number of soldiers in Hong Kong "was maintained with no change". The withdrawal of the bill and an independent inquiry were seen to be the most feasible politically, according to a senior government official in the Hong Kong administration, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Woman allegedly forced to give birth alone in a dirty jail cell

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An absorbent pad is slid under her door for her to put on her bed about 45 minutes before she gave birth. "Any lay person can see that a woman who has been in labor for hours and hours and who is yelling, calling that she's in labor and needs to call the hospital needs to go to the hospital, pick up the phone and call 911", Newman added. Read More »

Stromboli erupts a month after deadly explosion - Italianmedia

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It is one of few in the world with nearly continuous activity, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. There were no immediate reports of injuries. In the July eruption, the volcano released hot trapped magma in a powerful explosion that killed the 35-year-old hiker, Massimo Imes, and covered the popular tourist destination in ash. Read More »

Donald Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, steps down

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From the beginning, Westerhout was seen by some as an embodiment of the infighting between those who came to the Trump White House from the RNC and those who came from the campaign. Current and former White House officials found her to be a divisive personality and suspected she was disloyal to the president. "I've heard from two reporters that [Philip Rucker] is the one that burned Madeleine Westerhout ". Read More »

MSNBC's O'Donnell retracts Trump story

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CNN noted, "It's not clear how O'Donnell's reporting made it to air, given that NBC News was unable to verify his reporting". "This afternoon, attorneys for the president sent us a letter asserting the story is false". Liz Hempowicz, director of public policy at the non-profit Project on Government Oversight told the Post: "It creates the appearance that high-level political appointees or allies of the president may feel like they need to spend money at the president's businesses as ... Read More »

A person’s genes do not meaningfully predict their sexual behaviour

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She fears a future where a genetic key that could predict someone's sexual behaviour could be used against them when travelling to countries where same-sex sexual behaviour is illegal. The individuals consented to their information being used for research and reported if they had ever had sex with someone of the same sex. Study limitations The authors acknowledge that there are limitations to the study , including the self-report questionnaires which are subject to misinterpretation ... Read More »

RBI hands over chunk of its capital to government

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Gandhi was joined by other Congress leaders, including Anand Sharma, Randeep Surjewala and Jairam Ramesh in his attack against the Modi government. Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi , she said that the Congress leader should have had consulted his own past finance ministers before levelling such charges. Read More »

Johnson, Tusk discuss Brexit, foreign policy issues

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Britain has yet to agree on any kind of exit deal to smooth the divorce between the world's fifth-largest economy and its biggest trading partner, raising fears of shortages and widespread disruption. In a sign of the tough talks ahead, Trump declined to take the bait. He had also said that United States digital giants like Facebook and Google needed to be taxed "fairly and properly" on their revenues. Read More »

Giant smoke plume as Italy's Stromboli volcano erupts

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Tourists recorded the spectacular explosion on social media. Elena Schiera, a 19-year-old visiting from Palermo, Sicily, described the scene as the eruption began near her family's boat. A bunch of sailors captured their miraculous escape from volcanic ash after they have been caught crusing in the midst of a volcanic eruption. Manna said firefighters' sea planes were putting out the fires caused by the explosion and boats were available for anyone who wanted to leave the island. Read More »

Brother of Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Charged in Cleveland Triple-Homicide

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The shooting happened in an AirBnb rental apartment above a pizzeria in the Brooklyn Centre section of the city, when a group of people showed up uninvited and were asked to leave. According to a press release from the Cleveland Division of Police and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, an investigation led to the alleged shooter being identified as Tevin Biles-Thomas. Read More »

Joshua Wong arrested: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

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Joshua Wong , 22, head of Demosisto, the activist movement advocating self-determination for Hong Kong , was arrested about 7.30 a.m. on his way to the South Horizons subway station and pushed into an unmarked auto before being taken to police headquarters, according to Demosisto. Read More »

China Rotates Hong Kong Troops as Protesters Call for Democracy

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The Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, which organized the protest, said more than 30,000 joined the demonstration, but police estimated the crowd at 11,500 at the peak, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. He did not answer a question on whether troop levels in Hong Kong had risen with the new deployment. As the rally at Central ended peacefully, numerous protesters chanted, "See you in Chater Garden on August 31", referring to another protest being organized by ... Read More »

Thai court to rule on Myanmar workers' appeal in British tourist murders

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The expert also alleged that police had failed to properly control the crime scene and mishandled the DNA evidence. The killings and scepticism that Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin were the actual perpetrators cast a shadow on Koh Tao's reputation. The defendants were questioned but not charged until police had evidence to implicate them in the crime, according to the court. Two judges took turns in reading the court's ruling. Read More »

Trump mocks 'Three Stooges' considering running against him in GOP primary

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Other Republicans may join them. With Walsh joining him in a GOP primary and former SC governor and congressman Mark Sanford likely to jump into the race next month, Weld was optimistic there would be debates. "The more outrageous - the more outrageous, the more likely they are to get the publicity", he added. Also in the race against Mr. Trump is Bill Weld , a former MA governor. Read More »

Trump Officials Divert FEMA Funds to Border

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the move "stunningly reckless". The money will be taken for planned upgrades to the National Cybersecurity Protection System and new equipment for the US Coast Guard, the letter said. "Once again, DHS has ignored the negotiated agreement with Congress by vastly exceeding the amount appropriated for immigration enforcement and removal operations", said Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D., Calif.), the Homeland Security Subcommittee chairwoman. Read More »