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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked

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Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in the past decade. Health officials named the men as Ahmed Munir Suleiman Al-Bassous, 28, Obaida Asad Khader Farwana, 29, and Mohammed Tawfiq Mohammed Al-Ara'ir, 27. The military said nine projectiles - likely mortars or rockets - were fired at Israel from Gaza overnight, including one that was intercepted by air defence systems. Read More »

Pompeo: North Korea Still Making Fuel for Nuclear Bombs

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Asked at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing whether North Korea was still making bomb fuel, Pompeo responded to Democratic Senator Ed Markey by saying: "Yes, that's correct". Pompeo pledged to maintain tough global sanctions against North Korea despite efforts from Russian Federation and China to water them down. He gave no timetable and Pompeo said it would be impossible to predict when that would happen. Read More »

Turkey furthers Africa outreach with Erdogan visits to Zambia and South Africa

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In modern market economies, the central bank is meant to be independent of government policy to avoid it being manipulated for political reasons. The one-week repo rate , which the bank has made clear is its main policy rate, now stands at 17.75 percent following an emergency hike of 3.0 percent points on May 23 and another 1.25 percentage point hike on June 7. Read More »

463 parents 'left US without children'

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The government reported 1,187 reunifications "or other appropriate discharges". Sabraw has issued the Trump administration a 30-day deadline - expiring Thursday - to quickly reunite as many separated families as possible, and last week he asked the government to clarify how numerous more than 2,500 parents eligible for reunions are no longer in the country. Read More »

PTI leads in Pak election 2018 results

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Election observers including a mission from the European Union are due to give their own observations on the voting process on Friday. Dr Azhar Kiani and Dr Hamid Sharif Khan, who carried out the medical examination of the PML-N supremo, requested that Nawaz Sharif be shifted to a cardiology institute in Rawalpindi. Read More »

'Unthinkable tragedy': What the raging Greece fires look like

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The fire is thought to have been the deadliest on record in Greece . "I'm looking for my mum", a young woman told Greece's SKAI TV between sobs. "Instinctively, seeing the end nearing, they embraced". Coast guard and private boats picked them up to be transported to safer coastal towns. An aerial view shows burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in the village of Mati, near Athens , Greece, July 25, 2018. Read More »

Last Sarin attack cult members executed

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In announcing the execution of the final six members, who were all on death row, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa repeatedly said the executions were carried out after careful deliberation and in consideration of the fear, pain and sadness inflicted on numerous victims of the cult's crimes. Read More »

Explosion reported outside the US Embassy in Beijing

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U.S. embassy officials did not immediately comment on the reports. However, the details of the incident were not immediately clear as witness reports conflicted. All roads around the embassy are reportedly on lockdown. It was unclear if the incident was related to the explosion. State-run Global times reported a woman "spraying gasoline on herself" as she was taken away from outside the U.S. Read More »

Scores dead in Greece as wildfires engulf Attica region

The death toll from forest fires that raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital had increased to 74 last night. The death toll climbed to 79 people and almost 200 were injured, the government fire service said in a report Wednesday. Read More »

Trump accuses China of using 'vicious' trade tactics

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Trump, however, appears unfazed, . tweeting that "tariffs are the greatest " and "either a country which has treated the United State unfairly on trade negotiates a fair deal or it gets hit with tariffs". As he headed into the meeting, Mr. Trump shrugged off intense criticism from business leaders, farmers and his own GOP lawmakers that he was igniting a trade war that hurts the USA economy. Read More »

Dozens killed in ISIL attacks in southwest Syria: state media

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They came nearly a week into a deadly Russia-backed regime campaign to oust IS fighters from a holdout in a neighbouring province of the country's south. On May 21, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that complete security was restored to Damascus and its countryside after al-Hajar al-Aswad district and al-Yarmouk camp were totally purged of Daesh terrorists. Read More »

Body cam captures boy, 10, pinned down by police as dad arrested

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At one point, the body cam video appears to show the officer bodyslamming the boy into the patrol auto after the boy lunged at police in an apparent attempt to prevent them from taking his dad away. "Who you trying to fight?" The child was clearly distraught over his father's arrest, but that didn't stop officers from tackling him, pinning him down and twisting his arm behind his back. Read More »

Swedish plane protest prevents Afghan deportation

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The emotive video has garnered more than 2 million views and put the spotlight on Ersson, who said in a later tweet that the " deportation was interrupted " but she was not aware of any other details. "I have not committed a crime". "I'm trying to change my country's rules". Her protest sparks complaints from some passengers. First, a man stood up behind her and said he supported her - before an entire football team at the back of the plane did the same thing. Read More »

Release of secret Trump recording raises legal questions

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In 2011, Manigault-Newman threatened to file a lawsuit over AMI's coverage of her brother's murder. It appears as though Cohen and Trump discussed a civil fraud in that McDougal was led to believe that she was being paid by a media outlet to run her story, while Trump, Cohen and most likely AMI chairman David Pecker had planned never to run the story but rather to bury it. Read More »

Pompeo: US Won't Recognize Russia's Crimea Annexation

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Mr. Pompeo said "based on the many hours I have spent briefing President Trump", the president does, in fact, accept the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election. And Pompeo went on the offensive to stress steps Trump has taken to show resolve against the Kremlin, stepping into a white-hot spotlight during a grilling by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Read More »

Firefighters from across Europe rush to help Sweden battle blaze

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Italy has sent two firefighting aircraft and Norway sent eight helicopters. A convoy of Polish fire vehicles in Sweden, pictured last week. Some of the biggest fires can be seen in satellite pictures taken by the European Space Agency, and damages are estimated to reach over 900 million SEK (102 million USA dollars). Read More »

Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

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The Adidas soccer ball Russian President Vladimir Putin gave to President Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki last week contains a chip that can transmit information to nearby cell phones, according to Bloomberg . "Practical steps to prepare for that meeting have not yet begun", the aide said. Heated questions were also posed about North Korea, NATO and Iran. Read More »

Trump's Hollywood star destroyed with pickaxe

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Police say the destruction was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the call was believed to have been made by the man who took a pick ax to the star. "The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees", said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to The Press Enterprise . Read More »

White House Postpones Second Putin Summit Until After 'Russia Witch Hunt'

He has previously boasted that Mr Putin thought he was a "genius" and said "getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing". Almost two-thirds of US adults say that President TrumpDonald John Trump2 women win Georgia Dem runoffs, extending streak for female candidates Giuliani on Trump-Cohen audio: "I've dealt with much worse tapes than this" Roseanne to sit down with Hannity in first television interview since ABC canceled show MORE has not been tough enough on Russian ... Read More »

Donald Trump's Hollywood star vandalized

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Brown did not have any further information about the person. The president's star has been the subject of vandalism and pranks in the past two years. And of course, the star will be replaced. "People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property". In 2016, as Trump's political career surged into prominence, reports surfaced of the star being regularly defaced. Read More »

Turkey moves United States pastor to house arrest from prison

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It was not clear when he would be transferred, but his lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt confirmed to CBS News that the decision was made to move Brunson to house arrest. President Donald Trump said in a tweet last week that Brunson was being held hostage and that Erdoğan should "do something to free this wonderful Christian husband & father". Read More »

White House: Nothing Malicious in Trump-Putin Omission

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US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference after their meeting in Helsinki on 16 July. Almost two-thirds of USA adults say that President TrumpDonald John Trump2 women win Georgia Dem runoffs, extending streak for female candidates Giuliani on Trump-Cohen audio: "I've dealt with much worse tapes than this" Roseanne to sit down with Hannity in first television interview since ABC canceled show MORE has not been tough enough on ... Read More »

Greece fires: At least 74 dead, hundreds rescued

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Monday's late-afternoon fire was one of several that broke out in the country amid a sweltering heatwave. Aerial photos showed charred swathes of forest and homes. Two of his group didn't survive. "What upsets me and what I will carry in my heart is that it is bad to see the person next to you drowning and not be able to help him". Read More »

Stormy Daniels' Husband Accuses Her of Cheating, Files Restraining Order in Divorce

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The divorce filing said Daniels and Crain separated on July 11, the day before Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, accused of making improper physical contact during a performance. Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club this month for allegedly inappropriately touching patrons but the charges were dropped. Adult film actress Stormy Daniels' husband is seeking a divorce and sole custody of their seven-year-old daughter. Read More »

The heat in Japan broke a temperature record, 15 dead

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The Hanagasa Junko parade, the second largest event of the Gion Matsuri festival, has also been canceled due to high temperatures. He said heat will be a huge challenge for organizers. More than a dozen cities have seen temperatures of about 40C. The authorities have advised that people should stay inside and stay where air con is available. Read More »

Most Americans think Trump isn’t tough enough on Russian Federation, new poll says

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Jeff Mason: "Mr. President, did you want President Trump to win the election?" Still, Trump's tweet Tuesday is the US president's firmest confirmation to date of ongoing Russian attempts to interfere in the USA democratic process. One Putin aide suggested the leaders could meet at the next G20 gathering, which takes place in Argentina at the end of November. The White House on Wednesday pushed to next year President Trump's planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin , a move ... Read More »

More than 2000 killed in string of attacks in southern Syria

The assault in Sweida, near the border with Jordan, stunned a city not usually touched directly by Syria's civil war and violence by extremist factions including the Islamic State . After losing its strongholds in eastern Syria a year ago, Islamic State launched insurgency operations from pockets of territory in desert areas. The government is in control of Daraa, but continues to battle militants in Quneitra. Read More »

Trump accuses China of using ‘vicious’ trade tactics

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China alone imported $12.3 billion of USA soybeans a year ago, according to the USDA . Trump's trade wars have seen the US hit Canada, the European Union and Mexico with tariffs on aluminum and steel - a move that has seen the Great White North fire back with retaliatory tariffs on $16.6-billion of USA steel, aluminium and consumer products. Read More »

American Airlines Bows to Beijing on Taiwan

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The U.S. carriers affected by the mandate - American Airlines Group , Delta Air Lines , United Continental Holdings , and Hawaiian Holdings - will begin to change the Taiwan references over the next day or two, said the person, who asked not to be named because discussions among the carriers were private. Read More »

China to invest $15 billion in South African economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping , who spoke after Ramaphosa, said that protectionism was on the rise. Among the deals signed on Tuesday was a US$2.5 billion loan to South Africa's state-run power company Eskom, which is burdened by massive debts and embroiled in graft allegations involving Zuma's government. Read More »

Justine Damond's family to file USA civil lawsuit

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The civil suit, which was filed in federal district court in Minnesota, names Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity , and accuses them of conspiring to hide the facts around the shooting of Damond and failing to record the incident on their body cameras. Read More »

Russia Will Support Democrats in US Congressional Elections

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White House officials have argued that Page, announced by the president in early 2016 as a foreign policy adviser, played only a minor role in the Trump campaign. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied meddling in the 2016 USA general election, despite the US intelligence community's conclusion that Russia actively attempted to try to help Trump win. Read More »

Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed

If you've ever wondered why Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - it's thanks to The Apprentice and not his dazzling cameo in Home Alone 2: Lost in NY - well, it might be a moot point right now. He was the host of NBC's " The Apprentice " at the time, but the Walk of Fame star honors his role as producer for his Miss Universe shows . The man responsible for the damage pleaded no contest to felony vandalism in February 2017. Read More »

A Deal for Trump and Juncker

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The president on Wednesday will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House as the EU hopes to convince him to hold off from raising tariffs on imported cars and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war. "Just be a little patient", Trump said. It followed earlier tweets saying "Tariffs are the greatest! " and claiming the U.S. had been "the piggy bank that's being robbed". Read More »

At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse

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With moderate to heavy rain in the forecast, the governor says the flood level is expected to rise, adding to the several villages affected by the initial dam break. South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction said part of a small supply dam was washed away and the company was co-operating with the Laos government to help rescue villagers near the site. Read More »

'The Lassie Effect' - Study links dogs and empathy

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Would your dog break through a door to save you if it thought you were in trouble? In an experiment run with a variety of breeds, around half the dogs involved tried to push through a door to get to an owner in distress. While about the same number of dogs in each group opened the door, dogs responding to owner distress did so much faster - after an average of 23 seconds, compared to nearly 96 seconds in the humming group. Read More »

Administration releases top-secret application to wiretap Trump campaign adviser

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The newly released surveillance applications were granted and renewed by several different judges sitting in a court authorised by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( Fisa ). He said allegations he was a Russian agent or an informal adviser to the Kremlin are "ridiculous" and a "complete joke". Page has never been charged with a crime and strenuously denies that he was ever a foreign agent. Read More »

'They definitely don't want Trump!' President in yet another mind-boggling Russian Federation reversal

CNN's Anderson Cooper opened tonight by asking what could have possibly changed in the span of a week to get President Donald Trump suddenly believing that Russian Federation is trying to meddle in USA elections. "Maybe there will be other worldwide events which Trump and Putin will take part in". Will Hurd's (R-TX) op-ed in the New York Times Thursday asserting that Trump had "actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial [of election ... Read More »

Fake Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview defended as ‘satire’ after backlash

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Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Ocasio-Cortez first came into the national spotlight in June after she surprisingly unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. You're just repeating these canned, left-wing talking points, and you're somehow the savior of the Democratic Party? "Good Lord...she has no clue what she's talking about". Read More »

Gunman shoots dead two on street in Toronto

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The gunman exchanged fire with police, fled, and was later found dead, according to the Special Investigations Unit, which investigates deaths and injuries involving the police. Blair said. "Gun violence in any part of our city is completely disgusting and unacceptable", he said. Miller said because the two victims are so young, that it's important to make sure children are included in the healing process. Read More »

CNN Airs Portion of Secret Trump-Cohen Audio Recording

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Cohen says, "no, no" but it is not clear what is said next. But Rudy Giuliani, Trump's new lawyer, disputed the idea that the recording shows that Trump knew about the McDougal deal. Cohen is heard saying "no, no" before the tape cuts short. McDougal sold her story for 150,000 dollars to the National Enquirer which refrained from publishing the story. Read More »