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Malala reacts to Imran Khan's election as Pakistani PM

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The MNAs supporting Imran Khan gathered in lobby A while those supporting Shahbaz Sharif in lobby B. Voting for prime minister of Pakistan begins in the National Assembly, being presided over by Speaker Asad Qaisar. In a house of 342, the winning candidate was required to obtain at least 172 votes to become the Prime Minister. The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the third largest party in the House that joined the PML-N and others in an opposition alliance, withdrew its support for ... Read More »

A Chinese Boeing 737 has reportedly crash landed at Manila International Airport

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Employees from NAIA Terminal 1 , alongside the fire and rescue, medical, operations, safety and airport police, assisted the passengers and gave them blankets and food . The plane "misapproached" on its first attempt to land and lost contact with the control tower on the second attempt and skidded upon touchdown, said Ed Monreal, the airport's general manager. Read More »

Children Killed In Yemen Bus Strike

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an "independent and prompt investigation" into the air strike, whilst Henrietta Fore, executive director of the UN's children's fund, said the "horrific" attack marked "a low point in (Yemen's) brutal war". Read More »

Trump's military parade estimated to cost $92 million

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Earlier today a Pentagon official leaked an estimate that the parade would cost $92 million, almost eight times the official estimate provided earlier this year. It also said there would be "wheeled vehicles only, no tanks - consideration must be given to minimise damage to local infrastructure". "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money", Trump said in June after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Pay your tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee here

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Few people could claim to understand what drove him. He said Vajpayee's death has created a vacuum in the region's political arena. "According to the party's statement, Imran said", the subcontinent has lost a phenomenal and a visionary political figure today". Read More »

Trump connects Russian Federation probe, action on Brennan

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There was no reference to the Russian Federation probe in a White House statement Wednesday that was read at a press briefing and then sent out to reporters. While Trump has repeatedly insisted there was "no collusion", Brennan wrote that the "only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of "Trump Incorporated" attempted to ... Read More »

Colorado Man Confesses He Killed His Missing Pregnant Wife And Two Daughters

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Police said they believe they know where bodies are and are working to retrieve them. Watts and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste , were reported missing Monday . As CrimeOnline previously reported, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and three- and four-year-old daughters were reported missing from Frederick, Colorado, earlier this week. Read More »

Text-Messaging Anti-Trump FBI Agent Strzok Fired

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Noting that Strzok was the author of the memo that opened the Russia-Trump collusion investigation, the Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis asked Fitton in an interview Tuesday what the agent's firing suggests. But the Judicial Watch president said that's "the most charitable analysis". Blatantly anti-Trump texts sent from Strzok his girlfriend - who was also his coworker - during the 2016 campaign when he wrote how they needed to stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency. Read More »

Saudi Government Does Complete U-Turn, Deems Crypto Trading Illegal

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The committee also includes representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Information, and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA ). Arabian Business claims that many of these platforms have been offering services whilst claiming that they had been authorised by domestic authorities. Read More »

U.S. newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric

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Last week, The Boston Globe put out a call to action inviting newspapers across the country to join them in publishing editorials to defend journalists against the president's " dirty war ". The Chicago Sun-Times said it believed most Americans know that Trump is talking nonsense. Trump has long rallied against so-called "fake news", branding some of America's largest media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times , as such. Read More »

Trump connects Russian Federation probe to revoking Brennan’s clearance

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The statement also claimed Brennan had been "leveraging" the clearance to make "wild outbursts" and claims against the Trump administration in the media. Although Trump recognized that former intelligence agency and law enforcement heads "historically" have been allowed to retain their clearances as a "professional courtesy" to enable them to advise successors when needed, he said "neither of these justifications supports Mr. Read More »

Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

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Military and intelligence facilities in Kabul have been regularly targeted by insurgents. Numerous casualties were students between ages of 16 and 18. Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of the provincial council, reportedly said the Taliban fighters set fire to checkpoints after they waged their attack in the Baghlan-i Markazi district. Read More »

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam

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The pair, who could face death by hanging if found guilty, claim they fell victim to an elaborate plot hatched by North Korean agents and believed they were taking part in a prank for a reality TV show. Prosecutors pointed to Doan's behavior after the incident as a key piece of evidence, arguing she raced to wash her hands because she knew there was a unsafe substance on them. Read More »

Trump revokes clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency head Brennan

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And they wonder if he will next choose to target those who now work on the investigation, which Trump has called a "witch hunt". It said that eight other officials could also lose their clearances, including former director of national intelligence James Clapper , former CIA director and four-star general Michael Hayden and ex-FBI director James Comey . Read More »

Provincial state of emergency declared in BC

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Prior to that, the most recent declaration was in August 2003. The BC Wildfire Service says more than 1,800 wildfires have been recorded since the season began on April 1, charring almost 3,800-square kilometres of timber and bush. More than two-thirds of them were caused by lightning. Donaldson described the situation as volatile, adding "a change in wind direction could change everything". Read More »

No orders yet from Putin on retaliatory sanctions against U.S. - spokesman

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Lavrov said on Sunday that Russian Federation was ready to continue communicating with the United States at the level of foreign ministers, if the USA side is ready to act on an equal footing. "Eventually, this will negatively impact us investors". The benchmark MOEX stock index was 0.2 percent higher at 2,290.9, while its dollar-traded peer RTS gained 1.91 percent to 1,080.1. Read More »

Trump signs defense spending bill

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A Chinese mainland official Tuesday urged the United States not to implement the Taiwan-related clauses of its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. It also suspends sales of F-35 joint strike fighters to Turkey until the Pentagon delivers a report on bilateral military relations and Turkey's potential purchase of the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russian Federation. Read More »

Sterling stuck below $1.28 after below-forecast United Kingdom wage growth

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Still, the New Zealand Dollar has been unable to recover either due to many factors making investors hesitant to buy riskier trade-correlated currencies. The bank indicated that due to perceived downside risks in New Zealand growth, it would rather leave interest rates lower for longer. Pound gains have not been as substantial as they could be, however, with consistently lacklustre wage figures diminishing the impact a decline in the unemployment rate should have. Read More »

Tehran ‘cancels’ visit by Iraq’s PM after remarks on United States sanctions

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On Sunday, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei's representative in Baghdad , Moujtaba al-Hussein, lashed out at Abadi as the Tehran visit was called off. Under the 2015 deal, the United States agreed to lift the crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for a halt to Iran's controversial nuclear program and the access of global inspectors to relevant facilities. Read More »

Kerala Floods: Keep calm because the Indian Army is at your service

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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state "is going through a serious situation" and asked everyone to cooperate with the government to deal with the "unprecedented situation". The weather office also issued warning saying that heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds, speed reaching 60 kmph, is expected in most of the districts of Kerala. Read More »

Trump signs bill named for McCain, fails to mention him

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The signing ceremony also fulfilled Mr. Trump's promise to provide more certainty for military funding, after years of budget "sequestration" caps under President Obama. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan noted that the legislation calls for a 2.6-percent pay raise for troops in 2019, the biggest in nine years. The NDAA also authorizes $7.6 billion to procure 77 F-35 fighter jets and $24.1 billion to fund the construction of 13 new battle force ships and accelerates funding for several future ships. Read More »

British Model Convicted of Murdering Rival After Online Feud

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Uzoka - who was referred to at Koh's trial in Britain as "the country's most famous black model, " working for such brands as Mercedes and Zara - agreed to meet Koh outside Uzoka's London home January 11, the Mirror said. Mr Uzoka, 25, recruited Adrian Harper , his flatmate, and the pair were armed with a dumbbell bar each. He added: " George Koh arranged to go and see Harry to sort out the situation in which he said "let's fight" and took two comrades across west London". Read More »

Man dies near Walt Disney World after falling into Value-Added Tax of byproduct

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Deputies said the victim slipped and fell while working with another employee to empty oil and grease byproduct from a semi-truck into the Value-Added Tax, according to WESH . The Reedy Creek Fire Department responded to the scene and recovered the man's body. In a statement to WKMG-TV, Disney said the victim worked for Harvest Power, a Massachusetts-based company that converts food waste and yard waste into biofuel, compost, mulch and fertilizer. Read More »

Man opens fire after dispute in Walmart checkout

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Police have not said what charges either the suspected gunman or the woman he was with will face, but said he gun allegedly tossed from his vehicle was recovered. Two officers were hospitalized after the crash, according to the paper. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small praised the officers. Several people were reported transported to hospitals. Read More »

Putin asks for urgent summit with Kim Jong

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Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in first met in April in the demilitarized zone, and then held a more informal summit in late May. The neighbours remain technically in a state of war since the Korean War of 1950 to 1953 ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. Read More »

Taliban militants overrun Afghan army base, capture dozens of soldiers

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The pictures have been released amid persistent claims by the Taliban group regarding the capture of key governmental infrastructures, including the central prison and provincial security commandment. "Our houses are destroyed and burned down, we can not go back to Ghazni, we won't survive there", Rahim said. Acting U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan Rik Peeperkon called Monday for the warring sides to take urgent steps to mitigate the suffering of Ghazni's besieged residents ... Read More »

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

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The restrictions will take effect within two months of the law receiving formal assent from the Governor General, the symbolic head of state, Associate Finance Minister David Parker said in a statement. "We believe it's the birthright of New Zealanders to buy homes in New Zealand", he added. New Zealand has also proved to be a popular retreat for the rich and famous. Read More »

Families try to beat the heat, deal with unhealthy air pollution

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Officials said fires from British Columbia also are sending smoke our way. "Unfortunately, when we have wildfire smoke we have the hottest temps", said Erik Saganic with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . According to the Washington State Department of Health , people who are at greater risk for health impacts are those who have asthma, COPD, diabetes and other lung or heart diseases. Read More »

Taliban Overrun Afghan Army Base, Kill 17 Troops

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying 57 Afghan soldiers had surrendered to the Taliban while 17 others were captured in battle. Afghan forces are conducting clearing operations in the city, but hundreds of civilians have fled, trying to escape the fierce fighting, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Read More »

Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt

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Fire services were criticized in June after 15 firefighters were called to rescue a seagull stuck on a roof, which promptly flew away, according to The Sun . "Thankfully it soon became apparent that Jessie was fine and uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then to a tree". The sassy bird eventually made a decision to come down on her own, proving to not be injured. Read More »

Splits deepen over #Burqa comments by British ex-minister #BorisJohnson

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Despite the uproar, Bannon on Sunday boosted Johnson's case as a potential prime minister. Instead of calling it out as the stunt that it clearly was, the waiting British journalists lapped it up, literally, accepting the tea from Johnson, engaging in a bit of banter with the controversial politician and forgetting all about the reason they were outside his house in the first place. Read More »

Former archbishop avoids jail over sex abuse cover-up

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Wilson has since been on bail, but Tuesday morning saw magistrate Robert Stone decide that he will indeed not spend time behind bars, due to his age and prior good record being taken into account. "I haven't got time for rubbish like you", an abuse victim shouted at Wilson on hearing the news that the cleric was handed home detention. The court had previously ordered Wilson to be assessed for home detention . Read More »

Cardinal Wuerl Responds to Criticism After Release of Grand Jury Report

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the investigation is ongoing. Ray Delisle, a spokesman for the Worcester Diocese, said in an e-mail Tuesday afternoon that he had never heard of a "Spencer Abbey treatment center". The report notes that most of Hannon's abuse came to light when he was in Hawaii, where he was assigned to St. John the Apostle Church, St. Elizabeth in Aiea, Holy Trinity Church in Honolulu and elsewhere. Read More »

President Trump supports boycott against Harley Davidson

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Trump is calling for a boycott of Harley-Davidson as the company invests in production facilities in Europe. Dozens of bikers descended on the posh club house, where Trump shook hands, posed for selfies and delivered an enemy-bashing speech to a cheering crowd, according to a report from the Associated Press . Read More »

Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by coalition air strike

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Wooden coffins, most with a picture of a child, were taken by cars and carried by pall bearers to a graveyard from a square where prayers were held earlier. The Houthi-run al-Masirah TV on Monday quoted a health official as saying another child had died from his wounds, raising the toll to 52. The strike by the Western-backed alliance of Arab countries outraged human rights groups and was strongly condemned by United Nations officials. Read More »

Nebraska carries out its first execution since 1997

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While still in his early 20s, Moore was sentenced to death in 1980 for the killings of two Omaha taxi drivers five days apart. Moore was pronounced dead at 10:47 am (1547 GMT) in an execution that lasted approximately 20 minutes, according to Scott Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services . Read More »

Paul Manafort's attorneys rest without presenting evidence, witnesses

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After both sides make their closing arguments Wednesday, Ellis is expected to give the jury instructions before it retires to deliberate. Manafort's defense rested Tuesday morning without calling a single witness. After two weeks of testimony and more than two dozen witnesses taking the stand as special counsel Robert Mueller's team laid out their case, the prosecution wrapped up their arguments Monday. Read More »

Boy among 26 dead as bridge collapses in Genoa

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Firefighters heard voices under the rubble and pulled out seven survivors, fire official Bruno Frattasi told the state broadcaster RAI. Two more bodies had been found amongst the debris, while one of the injured had died during surgery, officials said. Read More »

Pentagon Chief Mattis Defends his Reversal on Space Force

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The American Ministry of defence shortly to publish a report outlining the first stages of implementation of the plans of the President of the trump. "The vision of the US President will become the reality". Secretary Mattis now says he's sure creating a sixth branch of the military is the best way to reorganize the Pentagon. "But history proves that peace only comes through strength", he added. Read More »

Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

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A second search of the acreage Monday - which would have been Abdul-ghani's birthday - uncovered the remains of a small boy that a state medical examiner is working to identify. Badger and his wife reported the group to authorities multiple times and even attempted to evict the compound's residents who had set up their compound on the couple's parcel of land. Read More »

That brown, choking air in the Tri-Cities isn’t leaving soon

Portland's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 163 on Tuesday morning. With over 600 wildfires blazing across the province and over 30 on Vancouver Island alone, nearly all of southern BC can is now privy to some of the effects of the flames. It should improve a bit and hover around moderate by Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency said. According to a public service announcement put out by the NCUAQMD, areas of Orleans, Weitchpec and Hoopa are all experiencing "unhealthy" air conditions. Read More »

Baltimore cop quits after video of him punching suspect

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The other officer has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation, Baltimore police said . "Officers have a responsibility and duty to control their emotions in the most stressful of situations", the interim police commissioner said. Read More »

Appointed Judge Upholds Mueller's Authority

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Trump, along with his lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, have claimed that Mueller's investigation violated the Constitution. Judge Dabney L. Friedrich rejected those claims, and also brushed aside claims Mr. It argued that because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , rather than the president or Congress, tapped him to spearhead the Russian Federation probe, he lacked the authority to bring the case forward. Read More »

Littoral states agree on Caspian Sea status

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Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow. The convention emphasizes that the Caspian Sea belongs to all littoral states , prohibiting establishment and handing over of any kind of military bases to foreign countries. Sunday's agreement potentially opens the sea for underwater oil and natural gas pipelines, which Russian Federation had opposed, ostensibly on environmental grounds, though it has built such pipes in the Black and Baltic seas. Read More »

Paul Manafort’s defense rests without calling a single witness

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They will have to disclose that information Tuesday as the case reaches its final stages. Brennan was the 27th prosecution witness to testify against Manafort in the first major test in court for special counsel Robert Mueller , who is now leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »