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Darwin CBD evacuated after magnitude-7.2 natural disaster in Banda Sea

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Shaking was widely felt but there were no reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 208 kilometers (129 miles) below the earth's surface. A massive quake has struck near Australia's north coast - sparking an evacuation across Darwin. A 6.1-magnitude natural disaster hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia, on Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. Read More »

Trump to tap Army Secretary Mark Esper as defense chief: White House

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Esper is an Army , Pentagon , and Capitol Hill veteran, who is now serving as the Secretary of the Army and previously served as a vice president for government relations at the Raytheon Company. "By law, because there is now a sitting secretary of the Army, [McCarthy] can only use the title, "performing duties as" and not acting secretary of the Army", said that official, who is familiar with the situation but not authorized to publicly address it and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Buttigieg wants outside investigations of South Bend police shooting

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Buttigieg has temporarily halted all campaign-related appearances - missing high profile events in New York, Hollywood and SC - to address the unrest in the town where he is mayor and speak with his constituents. "And I accept responsibility for that". "But I also want to tell you that my community is full of people who believe in safety and justice". "There needs to be more meaningful conversations with a more diverse group because what you see tonight is that African Americans are not ... Read More »

USA targeted Iran with retaliatory cyberattacks

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Earlier, before heading to Camp David for meetings with his advisers on the situation, Trump said he would be Iran's "best friend" and that the Islamic Republic could be a "wealthy" country if it renounced nuclear weapons. Iran has accused U.S. of violating its national sovereignty by flying the drone over the waters of the Strait of Hormuz, but Washington has maintained that the spying unmanned plane had been in worldwide airspace when hit by a missile. Read More »

US blocks more Chinese tech firms

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Just as ISC19 wrapped up yesterday, showcasing the latest in supercomputing technology , the US added five Chinese entities including Sugon to its blacklist prohibiting them from access to advanced technology vital to supercomputing according to multiple news reports. Read More »

PLO, Hamas Representatives Reject Kushner Peace Plan

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Arabic writing on the poster reads: "The deal of the century will not pass". It also includes the construction of a $7.2 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza , according to U.S. "The entire world wants to help the Palestinians except for the Palestinians themselves". The " peace to prosperity " plan is set to be presented at an worldwide conference in Bahrain next week by Kushner, who told Reuters that Palestinian leaders should consider the initiative. Read More »

Turkey to take delivery of Russian missile systems in July

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During a rare foreign media briefing in Istanbul, Erdogan insisted on his affinity with Trump, and drew a distinction between the United States president and the administration. firms. Speaking at a rare news conference for foreign media in Istanbul, Erdogan said the United States should think very carefully before imposing sanctions on Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, and if it went ahead with sanctions, Ankara was going to retaliate. Read More »

Ethiopian military chief, regional president killed in failed coup attempt

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A statement from the prime minister's office added: "The coup attempt in Amhara regional state is against the constitution and is meant to scupper the hard-won peace of the region". An unidentified group has launched a coup d'etat in Ethiopia and gunfire has been reported in multiple cities, including the national capital, local officials say. Read More »

UN Investigator Calls Khashoggi Murder an International Crime

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In a 100-page report to be presented to the Human Rights Council next week, Special Rapporteur Agnès Callamard discusses the circumstances leading up to Mr. Callamard called for sanctions on Prince Mohammed's "personal assets overseas", until there is proof that "he carries no responsibilities for this execution". Read More »

Alabama Republican Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate again in 2020

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Moore, a Republican , was expected to win the 2017 special election to replace Jeff Sessions when he departed the Senate to become attorney general. "I'm all for him". "I think a very divisive Republican primary just got more divisive and extreme", he said . But Steven Law, president of a GOP political committee linked to McConnell, said Moore faces tougher challenges this time around. Read More »

Jean Carroll Says Trump Sexually Assaulted Her in the 90s

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They went into a dressing room together, and once the door closed, she alleges that Trump pushed her against the wall. "The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his trousers, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway - or completely, I'm not certain - inside me", she said. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Receives ‘Excellent’ Letter from Trump

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On Thursday, Kim, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping , said that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea is seeking a step-by-step approach in which moves towards denuclearisation are matched by concessions from the U.S., notably a relaxation of the sanctions. Read More »

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table

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Washington said the unmanned drone was in worldwide airspace. President Trump's announcement that additional sanctions will be imposed on Iran comes at a time of escalating tensions between the two countries. President Trump says his administration is moving forward with additional sanctions on Iran. As Trump tweeted Friday, "I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world". Read More »

ICE's deportation crackdown will target more than 2000 undocumented immigrants

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Immigration reform is a long-sought goal by lawmakers in both parties but meaningful change has remained elusive amid partisan rancor. These are people that are supposed to go back to their home country. Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami - which joins Chicago on the list expecting raids on Sunday - characterized the impending ICE raids somewhat differently. Read More »

We didn't shoot down United States plane with 35 onboard: Iran

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Earlier in the week, oil rallied hard on the back of news reports that Iran had shot down a U.S. drone , with Iran saying the drone was in its official airspace while the USA said the drone was hit in worldwide airspace. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The spy group supposedly used limpet mines to attack two oil tankers, Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian-operated Front Altair, while they were in the Gulf of ... Read More »

No one emerged from the Biden-Booker fracas a better man

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There's not a racist bone in my body; I've been involved in civil rights my whole career. Lewis said he didn't find Biden's remarks offensive. In demanding an apology, Booker said Wednesday that Biden's "relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone". Read More »

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US

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Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Trump said the USA was prepared to hit "3 different sites" Thursday night but that he scrapped the strikes " 10 minutes " before they were to have been launched. Read More »

Donald Trump Denounces Sexual Assault Accusation from E. Jean Carroll

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Mr Trump has denied the allegations and said the women were lying. In his statement sent out by the White House this afternoon, Trump says, "I've never met this person in my life". When they reached the dressing room, Carroll alleges that Trump lunged at her and over the next three minutes sexually assaulted her . I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. Read More »

ICE to Begin Raids Targeting Migrants on Sunday

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The Trump administration is expected to launch raids on up to 2,000 migrant families facing deportation orders in up to 10 USA cities including Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Miami, local media reported Friday. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement that the city has taken steps to support immigrants families, and that ICE agents would get no assistance from the city. Read More »

Google celebrates Summer Season with a doodle

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Bathed in the rising sun People witness the dawn of the longest day of the year at Stonehenge . However, in London sunrise took place at 4.43am and will stay up for 16 hours, 38 minutes and 20 seconds. Some cultures, such as paganism, have symbolic meanings attached to the solstice - such as fertility and the harvest. On Friday the rising sun will line up with the Heel stone and the Altar stone. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are final two in Tory leadership race

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He is the most popular candidate with Conservative Party members, with considerably more saying he would make a better Prime Minister than Jeremy Hunt. Tusk told reporters after a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels. While South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss and Norwich North MP Chloe Smith had already declared their support for Boris Johnson . Read More »

Trump campaign to launch 'Latinos for Trump' effort in Miami

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Elizabeth Warren all are scheduled to take the stage at the Telemundo Center at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials presidential candidate forum. They said, our fundamentalist Democrats are full of opposition hatred, prejudices, and anger. He has booked an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and has done an interview with Telemundo - two of the three networks that will simulcast next week's first debate among Democratic presidential contenders. Read More »

Joe Biden called Cory Booker after CNN interview

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Mr. Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, was a prominent civil rights leader who chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, protested as a Freedom Rider, and helped coordinate the historic voting rights Selma to Montgomery March on Bloody Sunday in 1965. Read More »

Louis abortion clinic to defy state over preliminary pelvic exam

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If it is denied, Missouri could become the first state without a legal abortion clinic since the 1973 US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which affirmed a woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Stelzer granted a preliminary injunction that let the clinic keep performing abortions while state officials decided on its license. The clinic will remain open until further court order, Stelzer added. Read More »

Senior BJP leader urges Modi to visit AES-hit Muzaffarpur

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Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister C.P. Thakur has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bihar's Muzaffapur, where at least 118 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). "Additionally, the early morning inspection of Anganwadi Centres is also being undertaken by SDCs and Child development Project Officers (CDPOs)". The multidisciplinary team is reviewing the records of patients afflicted with the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, who have been affected and ... Read More »

US writer says Trump sexually assaulted her in mid-1990s

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Pinning her against the wall, Carroll says, Trump proceeded to pull down her tights, unzip his trousers and penetrate her-all while himself fully dressed-until she finally managed to push him out and run from the dressing room. Carroll or New York Magazine " to notify the White House. She is trying to sell a new book - that should indicate her motivation. At the time, she was hosting a TV show called Ask E. Read More »

Trump reportedly approved, abruptly called off retaliatory strike on Iran

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The news service didn't say what the information was. As per the Reuters report , US House Republican leaders have called on the Trump administration to take action over the downing of the drone, while US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer observed that Democrats are anxious that the president will "bumble" into a war with Iran. Read More »

Defying Trump, GOP-led Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

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Graham, normally a close Trump ally, underscored the unusual divide between the White House and some Republicans over Saudi Arabia in an emphatic Senate speech before the votes. The $8 billion arms sale included precision guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support. "Congress must ban all arms sales to the coalition and hold Saudi Arabia accountable for human rights abuses by passing the bipartisan Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019". Read More »

Biden refuses to apologise for working with racist senators

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However, Biden did pick up the phone to speak with Booker following the former's Wednesday evening demand that he apologize. As Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ariz.) pointed out, Eastland and Talmadge were Democrats, so "Biden & them have nothing to do with "bipartisanship, ' so please leave [the] GOP out of Democrats" debates about their party's troubled history on race". Read More »

Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

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CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reported previous year that US airline pilots were initially given just 56 minutes of training on an iPad about the differences between the new Boeing Max planes and the older 737s. "I know that we must consider all the human factors of these accidents, and how system design determines how many, and what kinds of, errors will be made and how consequential they will be", he said, noting that he has 52 years of flying under his belt. Read More »

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing activist

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In the video below one can see the rest of the protesters being taken from the venue. " The prime minister has seen the footage and she found it very concerning ", Downing Street said . 'He recognises that what happened was an overreaction. Sir Peter Bottomly, another Tory MP, said Field had done nothing wrong. Sir Peter said: 'The woman clearly was trying to create a fuss. Read More »

Western Naval Command celebrates International Yoga Day onboard INS Viraat

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Modi also said the government has been working to make Yoga a pillar of preventive healthcare. Envoy of Venezuela Coromoto Godoy, who took charge as ambassador in May, said "This is the first time I took part in any Yoga Day event". Ramdev's organisation Patanjali has today organised programs in one lakh villages across India . International Yoga Day is stretching out across the globe as fans celebrate in some very creative and bendy ways. Read More »

U.S. gasoline prices jump 3.5% after massive fire at Philadelphia refinery

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The explosion and fire came from a Value-Added Tax of butane at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, starting around 4 a.m., city Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said. The fire broke out at around 3:20 a.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Passyunk Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia , ABC6 reports . The facility is the 10th largest in the United States and is the largest oil refining complex on the Eastern seaboard, according to its website . Read More »

Another Vaping Danger: E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Face

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The mother says she immediately drove her son to the hospital in their hometown, but ultimately had to drive 200 miles, a five-hour trip, to Salt Lake City, Utah, because the local facility was not equipped to treat Austin's injuries and could only pack his wound with gauze. Read More »

Georgia protests: ‘Thousands storm parliament’ over Russian MP

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The Georgian Interior Ministry called the protests a government overthrow attempt, saying the demonstrators attempted to get inside the Parliament building despite a police warning. "Georgian Dream has brought the Russian occupiers in and let them sit in the speaker's chair", said Elene Khoshtaria, an opposition member of parliament. Read More »

Trudeau to welcome Raptors, Trump uncertain

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Trump was so insulted he eventually revoked the team's invite. "We're here, let's go see Trudeau up in Ottawa". Labor unions, a key Democratic constituency, are seeking assurances that Mexico will enforce enhanced labor standards for workers there because that would reduce the incentive for USA companies to move their plants and jobs south of the border. Read More »

Sweden vs. United States - Football Match Report

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Sterner tests will come, but probably not until the quarterfinals when France , if the last-16 ties go as the bookies' predict, will likely be the opponent for what would be a mouthwatering contest in Paris. But it is a new day, and the USWNT is fresh off two, ah, very decisive group stage wins. Sweden boasts star player Kosovare Asllani, who leads the team in goals with two. Read More »

Erdogan says Mohamed Morsi was 'killed' and calls for investigation

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Erdogan repeated his claims on Wednesday, saying during a speech in Istanbul that Morsi allegedly "flailed" in a Cairo courtroom for 20 minutes and nobody assisted him. Mr Morsi, who suffered from diabetes and liver disease, was held in solitary confinement for six years. While el-Sisi consolidated power and reportedly reigned in or manipulated much of the Egyptian media, Morsi was indicted for espionage, and charged with jailbreak, insulting the judiciary and for being involved in ... Read More »

Senate Blocks Huge Arms Sale To Saudis; Trump Pledges Veto

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sales were necessary to counter "the malign influence of the government of Iran throughout the Middle East region". The view of some congressmen about the alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia soured past year after the murder of USA -based columnist and Muslim Brotherhood advocate Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the kingdom. Read More »