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Solomon Islands govt decides to cut ties with Taiwan - official media

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Taiwan will close its embassy in Solomon Islands today and recall all technical and medical personnel stationed there, she said. Taiwan on Monday severed ties with the Solomon Islands after learning the Pacific nation had chose to switch diplomatic recognition to China, a decision it described as "extremely regrettable". Read More »

Firefighter dies, 6 others hurt in Farmington, Maine, gas explosion

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One firefighter was killed and several others were injured Monday morning in an apparent propane gas explosion in the town of Farmington , Maine , a local official tells TIME. The state and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigations will begin Tuesday, but so far it's believed to have been an accident. Read More »

Missing Florida mom found dead but children still not located

The children ranged in age from 1 to 10. On Monday morning, deputies confirmed Jones was found dead near Brantley County, Georgia , about three hours away, around 170 miles, from her home in Summerfield. He is charged with second-degree murder in connection with his wife's death. Jones' husband, Michael Waye Jones Jr., has also been located in Georgia and is now being questioned in connection to her death. Read More »

Afghan, U.S. forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

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In a tweet on Saturday, Trump said: " The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now ". The draft accord did not include a ceasefire agreement and with violence continuing, Trump announced the cancellation of the Camp David meeting via Twitter after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul killed at least 12 people including a USA soldier. Read More »

Tropical storm set to bear down on hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

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The storm could delay the movement of food and water already on the ground, said Carl Smith, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency during a news conference. Smith said that while power has returned to a good portion of Grand Bahama, the power grid around Marsh Harbor in Abaco remains destroyed. "Big storm is coming and we maybe can't fly", celebrity chef Jose Andres, who founded the organization in 2010, wrote in an Instagram post earlier this week. Read More »

Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

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The prime minister, who faces an October 31 deadline to withdraw from the European Union or seek a delay if he can't reach a deal, said the United Kingdom will break out of its " manacles " the way Bruce Banner did when he turned into his very big green alter ego. Read More »

UNBC among top five per cent of universities in the world

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The institute is ranked higher for its industry income (73.9 points) and teaching (48.5 points). IISC was followed by the Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Ropar and IIT Indore that also fell in 351-400 bracket. "India has a huge amount of potential in global higher education, given its rapidly growing youth population and economy and use of English language instruction". Read More »

Texas Lawmaker to Beto O'Rourke: 'My AR Is Ready for You'

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A Twitter spokesman said Cain's tweet was removed for violating the company's terms of service. Fox News quoted an exchange between O'Rourke's and Hasty that began with the host saying, "I own an AR-15". "I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, in Midland, there weren't enough ambulances to get to them in time", he continued. Read More »

Heroes Acre burial for Mugabe

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Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was ousted by the army in November 2017, died in a Singapore hospital a week ago aged 95. Mugabe fired Mnangagwa as first vice president in 2017, a move many perceived as an attempt to position his wife Grace to succeed him after almost four decades of iron-fist rule. Read More »

Supreme Court action on asylum rule denounced as inhumane

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Mexico has long resisted a so-called safe third country agreement with the USA that would require migrants to request asylum there first, while advocates for asylum seekers point to Mexico's homicide rate and cartel violence as reasons why the country doesn't qualify as a safe third country. Read More »

Democratic candidates bash Trump's tariffs, but agree China is a problem

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Trump said that he might "consider" the concept of an interim deal, but signaled confidence that the negotiations were moving forward. Chinese companies have begun looking into the prices of United States agricultural goods, a development that comes a day after Washington and Beijing eased tariffs and signals a possible easing in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Read More »

Boris Johnson ‘considering building bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland’

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Mr Coveney added that those who dismiss the threat of a disorderly Brexit are "not being fully upfront about the challenges and complexity of no deal". He also ousted rebellious Conservative lawmakers, including former Cabinet ministers and Winston Churchill's grandson. The disclosure of the document - which warns of medicine shortages, severe delays at Channel ports and an increase in food prices if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal - was forced on the government ... Read More »

Three Australians detained in notorious Iranian jail

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One of many ladies, a blogger who became travelling through Asia alongside with her Australian boyfriend, became arrested 10 weeks in the past on costs which dwell unclear, The Times reported on Tuesday. Those detained in the past 18 months include U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, arrested in July 2018; Morad Tahbaz, a British-Iranian businessman who was held in January a year ago; and Aras Amiri, an Iranian with British residency who worked at the British Council in London and was ... Read More »

Multiple victims stabbed at Tallahassee industrial park

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Police say the stabbing suspect is now in custody. Police say they will be working to collect surveillance video from both Dyke Industries and the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant nearby. "You can't help but wonder, on the first flush when you hear that, is this related to the anniversary?" "They responded in an incredibly timely manner, they apprehended the suspect immediately, they secured the area to ensure safety among citizens out in that area and they did a very, very good job", he said. Read More »

Meghan's Smart Set fashion collection goes on sale

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After quiet visits to Smartworks over the a year ago, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready. Read More »

What Time is ABC’s Democratic Debate?

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The third debate in the race to find a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election will spotlight the party's ideological divisions, with moderate front-runner Biden at center stage flanked by progressives Warren and Bernie Sanders , both USA senators. Read More »

North Korea test-fires 'super large' launcher

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It was the second known test of a super-large multiple rocket launcher that North Korea says is needed to cope with outside military threats. In April, Kim said he was open to another summit with Trump but set the end of the year as a deadline for the U.S.to offer improved terms for an agreement to revive the nuclear diplomacy. Read More »

Canada: Justin Trudeau kicks off tough election campaign

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally kicked off what promises to be a grueling election campaign as he contends with sinking popularity and surging challengers on all sides. The Liberal Party of Canada is now in fierce competition with the Conservative Party of Canada. "I have had a meeting and I have been interviewed by the RCMP, and that meeting happened yesterday [Tuesday], and I am not going to comment any further on the nature of those conversations", she said in the ... Read More »

Arizona murder suspects caught after escaping transport from Upstate NY

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Officials with the Navajo County Sheriff's Office in Arizona say the Barksdales were located Wednesday evening and taken into custody without incident. "Instead of having 40, 50 police officers, agents on the ground, we're going to pull back a little bit, reset our investigation, go over other leads", Gonzales said Monday, two days before the couple was captured. Read More »

Robert Mugabe remains our icon, says Mnangagwa at Blue Roof

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While consultations between Government and the Mugabe Family on the burial arrangements continue, the Media are advised to be particularly wary of false material circulating in the social media on the same, and as far as possible to rely on authentic communication from Government, its designated officials, and from authorized spokesperson (s) of the Mugabe Family. Read More »

Top U.S. Senate Republican says waiting for White House gun proposal

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The legislation, which will now be considered by the full House, comes more than a month after gun safety surged back to the forefront of US public debate in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. It includes a so-called red-flag law aimed at making it easier for law enforcement to take away guns from those deemed risky by a judge; a measure barring people convicted of hate crimes from buying guns; and legislation barring, for civilian use, magazines that can hold more than ... Read More »

Supreme Court allows Trump plan to curb migrants

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The Supreme Court gave a green light Wednesday for the Trump administration to roll out new rules that would make it harder for Central American migrants to claim asylum in the United States. The 9th Circuit again narrowed his get on Tuesday. In her dissent, Sotomayor criticized both the implementation of the new regulation and the majority for ruling before the 9th Circuit could fully resolve the government's emergency request to put the district court's injunction on hold. Read More »

After surviving Hurricane Dorian, a preschooler came home to hugs

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Emergency management officials told a separate news conference that the list of missing had not yet been checked against records of evacuees or the thousands of people staying in shelters. A survivor of Hurricane Dorian has revealed how scared he was when it battered his home. The Burnaby firefighters search and rescue team has located a missing Canadian in the area of the Bahamas worst hit by Hurricane Dorian last week. Read More »

Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike

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Scott Miller. Majorities of Americans, including veterans, think the war in Afghanistan was not worth fighting, according to a May poll from Pew Research Center. He accused the Afghan Taliban of stepping up attacks in order to "build false leverage" and "strengthen their bargaining position". "As far as I'm concerned", Trump said in reference to the talks, "they are dead". Read More »

Over 300 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa by local airline

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South Africa has faced widespread criticism for its latest outbreak of xenophobia or "Afrophobia" attacks as official responses included Nigeria boycotting the World Economic Forum Africa hosted in Cape Town last week, while Zambia and Madagascar also cancelled planned soccer games with South Africa's national team. Read More »

Trump says Taliban talks ‘dead’, United States military to ramp up Afghanistan operations

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Unbeknownst to nearly everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. The renewed war of words between the two sides raised the spectre of violence in Afghanistan as Trump and the Taliban pledged to take the fight to each other following the precipitous collapse in talks. Read More »

Eighteen years on, U.S. mourns 9/11 victims

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A flag hangs on the Pentagon before a ceremony in observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2011, attacks. Moments of silence were observed Wednesday at the exact minutes that the planes hit the two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as well as the crash in Pennsylvania. Read More »

Brexit: Nigel Farage election pact proposal rejected by No 10

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Johnson announced on August 28 that parliament would be prorogued, saying the government wanted the suspension so it could then launch a new legislative agenda. In an excoriating judgment, the Scottish judges - who are part of the United Kingdom's legal system - ruled that the principal reason for parliament's suspension was to stymie lawmakers and allow Johnson to pursue a no-deal Brexit policy. Read More »

Mugabe body being flown to Zimbabwe, burial place undecided

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Mugabe's family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government are apparently at odds over whether it would be at his homestead northwest of Harare or at a shrine for liberation heroes in the capital. Mugabe, who died at 95 in a Singapore hospital on Friday, was a guerrilla leader who led the fight to end white-minority rule in what was then Rhodesia, and ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980 until he was deposed in 2017. Read More »

Game on: federal election gets underway

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Trudeau's government also spearheaded the largest military procurement in Canadian history to replace aging military equipment. Mr Scheer said Mr Trudeau "has lost the moral authority to govern" after the Globe and Mail newspaper reported that his Government was stonewalling police who were looking into the SNC-Lavalin scandal , a corporate corruption case that has dogged the Prime Minister this year. Read More »