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Bush’s former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

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All they know is that the two bicyclists passed each other on Main Street about 8:50am, and the gunman then turned around and shot the doctor. The hospital said Dr. Houston police released a composite sketch of the suspect on Saturday. He was wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, gray warmup jacket and khaki shorts the morning of the shooting. Read More »

3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

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He urged people to vote for the "respect for vote" slogan given by party's supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif and defeat the designs of PTI and the interim government "who are two sides of same coin". The military, which has ruled Pakistan for almost half of its 71-year history, denies any effort to influence the election. In another political attack Sunday in the northwestern town of Bannu, unknown assailants fired at a vehicle carrying Akram Khan Durrani, leader of the ... Read More »

Trump Sends Rouhani Dire Warning, All Caps

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The Associated Press reported Iranian state media later described Trump's tweet as a " passive reaction " to what Rouhani said . Iran has faced increased USA pressure and looming sanctions following Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 global deal over Iran's nuclear program. Read More »

At least one hurt in Miami Beach building collapse

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Witnesses told CNN affiliate WPLG that the man was hit by a projectile from the building's collapse. K-9 teams search a collapsed building for potential victims in Miami Beach. Authorities have yet to say what may have caused the collapse but urged residents to avoid the area as nearby streets would be closed for "an extended period of time". Read More »

Greece wildfires leave at least 20 dead, dozens injured

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They acted after receiving notification from Danish authorities, who had received a call from someone in Greece saying they were among a group of 10 people who fled a forest fire in a boat. Smoke fills the sky as members of the emergency services block a road near Kineta , west of Athens, Monday, July 23, 2018. Authorities were sending 17 more firefighting vehicles along with 45 firefighters to Kineta from elsewhere in Greece, as well as a 30-man firefighting crew from the northern city ... Read More »

'Only Putin would benefit from a no-deal Brexit', warns Hunt

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Cable snapped higher on Friday after touching the lowest since September. The intervention comes after Raab refused to deny government plans to stockpile food if we crash out of the European Union without a deal. I'm confident we won't get there. "But is it morally justified?" "A referendum isn't an easy option, but it's not one at this stage that I would rule out". Read More »

Akbar Khan lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling

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Though Aslam managed to escape, but Akbar couldn't and bore the fury of the cow vigilantes. Incidentally, Khan cried in pain even as policemen enjoyed their tea break. Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot termed the incident "horrific". A man was lynched by mob in Alwar despite Supreme Court's warnings and instructions. Read More »

Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says "there's multiple tapes" of Donald Trump talking to his lawyer Michael Cohen . It appears likely that that recording is one of the 12 audio files that have been released to the government. Read More »

Trump on defensive over North Korean summit

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The US claims North Korea may have illegally imported almost 1.4 million barrels of refined petroleum in 2018, about three times the amount allowed under United Nations sanctions. But Washington says North Korea has also illicitly obtained more refined petroleum through ship-to-ship transfers at sea. "But our hopes for a safer world for all of us and a brighter future for North Korea remains our objective and that hope endures", Pompeo said. Read More »

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

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Suleiman idris is a graduate of Fed Univ of Tech Minna (BTECH Mathematics/Comp Science), Specialist in ICT Support Services. also proficient in use of online journalism tools & Social media management. Ethiopia are set to play Eritrea in a friendly soccer match, the state-affiliated Fana news agency reported on Monday, weeks after a dramatic end to a 20-year old war between the two east African states. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt warns of Brexit 'no deal by accident' on Germany trip

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Raab said: "Well, I think that's a rather irresponsible thing to be coming from the other side". Two pro-Brexit ministers, Penny Mordaunt, the global development secretary, and Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, have yet to back the White Paper publicly, having both objected to the plan before its sign-off. Read More »

Trump says 'very happy' with progress in North Korea talks

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The lack of immediate progress, though predicted by many analysts, has frustrated the president, who has fumed at his aides in private even as he publicly hails the success of the negotiations. The U.S. says Russian Federation and China both informed the sanctions committee that they were supplying refined products to North Korea. "We continue to reiterate we can't do one thing until we see North Korea respond to their promise to denuclearize", Haley said. Read More »

Former PH President Arroyo becomes new House Speaker

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While Arroyo was at the podium, Alvarez was seen welcoming the President. "The House of Representatives, and the Nation, will benefit from the experience, competence, sobriety, steady, and unifying leadership of former president and Rep. Alvarez, like President Rodrigo Duterte, is a longtime champion of federalism. As of posting time, Duterte is still in a meeting with Congress leaders. Read More »

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 'on the verge of kidney failure'

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On July 13, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested and shifted to jail after they landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport. Nawaz personal doctor Dr. Adnan was not allowed to treat him in jail. According to the medical team, his body's water levels are very low, which has made his heartbeat erratic now. Read More »

White Helmet 'heroes' flee from attacks through Israel

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Despite the intervention, the IDF said that "Israel continues to maintain a non-intervention policy regarding the Syrian conflict". "The criminal operation that Israel and its tools conducted in the area reveals the true nature of the so-called White Helmets", a source at the foreign ministry was quoted by Syria's state news agency SANA as saying. Read More »

Daniel Ortega Calls on Nicaraguans to Defend Peace

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Despite the clashes, some supporters gathered to hear Ortega speak during a commemoration of the revolution. Ortega said he responded to the bishops: "If you want to raise all this in the dialogue, propose it; there must be consensus, the two parties agree". Read More »

Al Sharpton: Michael Cohen Feels 'Hurt and Betrayed'

Trump or his attorneys come forward today, right now, and claim there are no other tapes". Mediaite founder and ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams weighed in on the matter, speculating that Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels , might have known about the tapes before Cohen became the target of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Read More »

Judge Grants Immunity To Five Manafort Witnesses

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The five witnesses are Dennis Raico, Cindy Laporta, Conor O'Brien, Donna Duggan, James Brennan, according to Reuters . The charges are for activities that, according to the indictment, continued through the time he served as Trump's campaign manager. Read More »

Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

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The officials Sanders said are being examined are former CIA director John Brennan; former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey; former CIA director Michael V. Hayden tweeted that losing a security clearance would not affect him much. "I don't go back for classified briefings". Sanders argued that the security clearance held by former officials "provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence", adding that Trump believes it is "extremely ... Read More »

Trump says looking more and more like his campaign spied upon illegally

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One to depart for travel to New Jersey from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 20, 2018. But lawmakers from both political parties said that the documents don't show wrongdoing and that they even appear to undermine some previous claims by top Republicans on the basis for obtaining a warrant against Page. Read More »

Trump aide's 'Russia ties' alleged in secret United States documents

The FBI's initial application and three subsequent requests for renewal of the surveillance authority granted by the FISA court against Carter Page - who was briefly a Trump foreign policy adviser during the 2016 campaign - relied nearly exclusively on a controversial dossier prepared by former British spy and paid FBI informant Christopher Steele, who has multiple links to Russian intelligence interests. Read More »

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin

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Body language expert Chris Ulrich says President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us "and you will suffer" Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump "often tells the truth" MORE is a "master" when it comes to dealing with world leaders and pointed to his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as an example. Read More »

Justine Damond’s Family Suing Police Officers, The City Of Minneapolis

The shooting, which drew worldwide attention, cost the police chief her job and forced major revisions to the department's policy on body cameras. Ex-Minneapolis Police Department officer Mohamed Noor was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for shooting Damond through the door of his patrol vehicle as she approached him after calling police to say she thought she had heard a woman being raped. Read More »

Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

He was elected through a by-election on the Dera Ismail Khan PK-67 seat, after it was vacated following the death of his brother Law Minister Israrulah Gandapur in a suicide attack. Shehbaz has been named as the prime minister-designate if his party wins the July 25 general election. It is in your leadership that we can again become a great democratic country. Read More »

Authorities search for missing University of Iowa student

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She sent Jack a photo on Snapchat at 10pm that evening, and then was not heard from again - and did not turn up at work the following day. Friends and family said she had been dog-sitting at the time she disappeared. That includes the possibility that she may show up with the whole thing being a misunderstanding. "We can not share Mollie's image or story too much", her cousin, Emily Heaston, wrote in a post on a Facebook group created to help coordinate the search. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt pleads for Brussels flexibility to avoid no-deal Brexit

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He said there had to be "conditionality" under the Article 50 withdrawal agreement between settling Britain's exit payment and creating a new relationship with the EU. He said the United Kingdom was preparing for all eventualities, and that more information about the planning would be made public later in the year in a series of "technical notices" the government would publish. Read More »

Israel Attacks Syrian Military Site in Hama Province

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Monday's meeting comes about two weeks after Netanyahu and Putin discussed Syria and Iran in Moscow. For years, this regime has been spoiled by the superpowers, and it's good to see that the United States is changing this illegitimate equation. Read More »

'Prairie Populism': Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Campaign for Kansas Democrats

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Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after the two campaigned last for progressive candidates in Kansas, which has been a Republican-friendly state since the 1990s. Ocasio-Cortez recalled how, in 1861, Kansas chose to be a free state, rather than a slave state. But red is typically considered the color signifying the Republican party, while blue is considered the color signifying the Democrat party, so Ocasio-Cortez was saying that she was going to help Republicans win the seat. Read More »

19 killed, 13 missing in Vietnam's floods

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Storm Son Tinh turned into a tropical depression as it made landfall in central Vietnam , but it brought heavy rainfall lasting many hours to northern and central provinces, starting Friday. "We had to move all our furniture upstairs because the ground floor was flooded", Hanoi resident Tran Anh Huong told AFP . Local resident Luong Van Hung said: "The floods came so quick and gave us so little time to escape". Read More »

Woman in Maryland impaled in chest by beach umbrella

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The incident occurred about 3.30pm local time, on the beach near 54th Street in the popular resort town, after an umbrella was apparently uprooted and swept away by a gust of wind. Seaside Heights Detective Steven Korman said that emergency crews needed to use a bolt cutter in order to free Margaret Reynolds , whose ankle was fully punctured by the umbrella. Read More »

Japan sees record-breaking temperatures in deadly heat wave

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The Japan Meteorological Agency reported temperatures to be close to 12 degrees hotter than the country's average as temperatures rose to 105.98F in Kumagaya, which is reportedly Japan's highest temperature ever on record. Tourists in Tokyo's historic Asakusa district struggled with the heat. It asked people to drink enough water, use air conditioning, and stay away from direct sunlight whenever possible. Read More »

Adam Schiff: Helsinki Talks 'Productive...For Vladimir Putin'

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We often take it for granted that the greater a country's economic and military resources, the greater its influence. Trump and Putin held a joint press conference at their summit Monday where it seemed Trump accepted Putin's "strong" and "powerful" denials of Russian government election interference over the conclusion of every USA intelligence agency. Read More »

Israelis protest surrogacy law that exludes single men and gay couples

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A police statement said large numbers of officers were deployed to "ensure the safety of participants and maintain public order". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be obliged to attend a special Knesset session on gay rights, after an opposition party gathered the necessary signatures on Sunday, obliging the premier's attendance. Read More »

Donald Trump says lawyer's recording 'perhaps illegal'

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The recording was seized in April when the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office and hotel rooms in Manhattan, The Times reported , citing lawyers and others familiar with the recording. Media captionWas Trump's Stormy Daniels payment legal? "In the big scheme of things, it's powerful exculpatory evidence", he added. He also said the president had done nothing wrong and that there was no mention of using campaign funds on the tape, which legal experts say could ... Read More »

Netanyahu says Israel to continue to strike Iranian military presence in Syria

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On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it was ready to implement what it claimed were agreements reached by Trump and Putin on increased cooperation with the US military in Syria. "There are examples of jointly reached agreements that were derailed in an instant, I mean the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear program", he said. Read More »

At least 11 dead Sat. as heat wave continues to grip Japan

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The heat, due to a layering of two high pressure systems over much of Japan, is expected to ease slightly this week but temperatures of around 33 deg C are expected. The heatwave has also raised questions over the 2020 Olympics, set to take place in Tokyo over July and August. "For the athletes, they're trained but for spectators who are cheering on the road, we may not necessarily be able to say the same", she said at a Monday press conference. Read More »

French investigators raid home of French President Macron's bodyguard

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France's Le Monde newspaper first made the video public on Wednesday. A video released last week shows Benalla wearing a riot helmet and police uniform while attacking protesters during street demonstrations on May 1. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by the legislative power next week regarding the way government disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard Alexandre Benalla. Read More »

Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

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Other videos showed an employee dragging a person out of the store and employees escaping on a rope ladder outside a window. Atkins never grew violent toward his grandmother before, Egland said, but she started to grow concerned about him over the last several weeks because he seemed upset and distant. Read More »