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Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan

The other two fatalities were nationals of Switzerland and the Netherlands. 'One tourist received a knife wound and is being given medical assistance. President Emomali Rakhmon, whose hometown is near the site of the attack, expressed his condolences to the leaders of the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Read More »

Zimbabwe votes for first time without Mugabe on ballot

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Meanwhile, Mnangagwa's main rival and MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa also voted at Kuwadzwana School early today. Mugabe, whose 37-year rule came to an end when he was forced to resign in November , told reporters at his mansion in Harare on Sunday that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government was unconstitutional and ruled by the gun. Read More »

Sean Spicer accused of using racial slur by former classmate

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While signing books at a Barnes and Noble bookstore, a man standing in line, identified as Alex Lombard , called out Spicer's name from across the store, according to the Newport Daily News . It said Spicer was a member of the class of 1989. A Spicer spokeswoman hasn't returned an email seeking comment. The confrontation was filmed by Scott Barrett, a reporter for the Newport Daily News . Read More »

PTI confident of acquiring enough seats to govern Punjab

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Following the announcement of the final results by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the independent candidates have time for three days to join any party, otherwise, they will be declared independent candidates in the House. Asked whether disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar would join the PTI, Haq replied that he is welcome to join the party. Read More »

Dead As Carr Fire In Northern California Continues To Burn

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However, Mr Bosenko said his officers were still looking into the whereabouts of seven missing people. The deceased also included a person who died at a house engulfed by the fire and two firefighters, reported Reuters . Authorities have ordered many evacuations and closed dozens of roadways due to the fire. Keswick, a mountain town of about 450 people, was reduced to an ashy moonscape of blackened trees and smoldering rubble. Read More »

U.S. Representative John Lewis hospitalized Saturday

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UPDATE: On Sunday evening, according to AP, Rep. Lewis was released from the hospital with a 'clean bill of health'. She did not release Lewis' condition but said the congressman thanks everyone for their prayers and concerns during his hospital stay. Read More »

8 men booked for gangraping pregnant goat

Speaking about the same, Inspector Viin Kumar said, "We have conducted raids at different places where the accused were believed to have taken shelter". It was not even able to walk. "It did not eat anything the next day and was lying as if it was paralysed", Khan said. "I thrashed him after which he fled the spot", Khan said. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt describes his Chinese wife as Japanese in 'terrible' mistake

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His trip follows a visit by May earlier this year where £9bn worth of trade deals were signed and new measures were agreed to open up China to United Kingdom goods and services. The United States has benefited a great deal from trade with China, getting lots of cheap goods, which is good for US consumers, and USA companies benefit hugely in China too, he added. Read More »

Mueller Lists 35 Potential Witnesses For Manafort's First Trial

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Prosecutors with the special counsel filed the witness list Friday in the case of Paul Manafort. Manafort is facing a slew of bank and tax fraud charges. Not surprisingly, Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates is on the witness list. The list also included people at businesses where Manafort spent money such as the director of ticket operations at the New York Yankees baseball team, the head of a landscaping firm and an executive at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Read More »

Anger as MH370 report offers no new clues to aviation's greatest mystery

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An independent investigation report into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the cause of the plane's disappearance still can not be determined and the "possibility of intervention by a third party can not be excluded". On May 29, Malaysia called off a three-month search by U.S. firm Ocean Infinity that spanned 112,000 sq km in the southern Indian Ocean and ended with no significant findings. Read More »

Cardinal steps down amidst mushrooming sex abuse scandal

The Vatican said Saturday that Pope Francis accepted McCarrick's resignation from the College of Cardinals on Friday evening and ordered him to "a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial". Read More »

Iran's currency drops 14 percent in one day on sanctions fears

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Iran's currency is continuing its downward spiral as increased American sanctions loom, hitting a new low on the thriving black market exchange, AP reported on Sunday afternoon. In addition to the currency decline, the expected return of sanctions has triggered street protests, including by bazaar traders usually loyal to the Islamist rulers, and a public outcry over alleged profiteering and corruption. Read More »

India excludes 4m people from draft citizens list in Assam state

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India on Monday stripped four million people of citizenship in the northeastern state of Assam, under a controversial draft citizenship list that has sparked fears of deportation of largely Bengali-speaking Muslims. Meanwhile, security has been strengthened all the parts of the states and central Government has sent extra troops to maintain law and order situation in the state. Read More »

Mattis: U.S. Not Pursuing Regime Change In Iran

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Asked if Mr Trump's threats to Iran should be believed, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said: "Certainly President Trump has indicated that he's a person who's prepared to act in a way that previous presidents haven't". A bewildered Mattis was quizzed by U.S. reporters in Washington DC on Friday about the ABC report . A war of words between Washington and Teheran escalated dramatically this week as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the USA not to "play with the lion's ... Read More »

Giuliani seeks to quell speculation over Cohen

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Asked about the reversal on "Fox News Sunday", Giuliani said if he had known about Cohen's recordings, he would have called him a "scoundrel" instead of praising him. Cohen is under investigation by the US attorney for the Southern District of NY over his business dealings. Giuliani looks on before President Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee at the White House on July 9. Read More »

Mandatory evacuations ordered as large brush fire in Douglas County threatens homes

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McNeil Canyon and the waterways remain closed. Officials have reopened Highway 97, although they warned there may continue to be sporadic closures. Estimates of the fire's size by sundown varied. The grass fire covers 2.8 square miles (7.2 square kilometers). Air tankers, helicopters and a retardant dropping plane are involved in the effort to attack the flames on the Chelan Hills Fire, according to Central Washington Interagency Communications spokesperson Jim Duck. Read More »

Michael Cohen went to the worst law school in the country

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis has countered that Trump said the opposite - instructing Cohen to "pay with cash", to which the lawyer reportedly replied, "No, no, no". He cited the president's tweets as being helpful to Mr. Trump's legal case, saying he has been able to lay out his defense for not granting an interview to Mueller's team. Read More »

NYTimes, WashPost Put Lives of Many at Risk

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The attacks followed a tweet from the president in which he revealed that he had met the publisher of The New York Times , A.G. Sulzberger, and outlined some details of their conversation. Sulzberger, in a statement released by the Times , said the president's tweet effectively "put the meeting on the record", and he described what appeared to be an unusually tough and blunt session with the president. Read More »

Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. diplomat

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The United States and Afghanistan are also trying to arrange a second ceasefire with the Taliban over Eidul Azha. The Taliban have held their first direct contact with a USA official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group confirmed today. Read More »

Cambodia's ruling party claims election victory: spokesman

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Cambodians head to the polls on Sunday in an election that has been widely condemned as a sham. "Few of Hun Sen's opponents have had the combination of ruthlessness, guile, and political acuity that have carried him through repeated cycles of Cambodian history", said Sebastian Strangio, author of "Hun Sen's Cambodia ". Read More »

Carr Fire Kills 5 People, Burns 80k Acres Near Redding, California

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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said he expected to find several of those people alive and just out of touch with loved ones. She said the state had experienced considerably more fire activity this year than it did over the same period of time last year, with the worst part of the fire season still to come. Read More »

Saudi-led coalition renews strikes on Yemen's main port city

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It was not clear if a Saudi-led military coalition would take additional security measures or impose further restrictions on imports to Yemen , which is struggling with the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis. Oil prices were essentially flat early on Friday morning in quiet trade, but were on track for their first weekly gain in four weeks as tension around a key Middle Eastern chokepoint lent support to the price of oil earlier this week. Read More »

Trump claims victory as GDP grows at fastest pace since 2014

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The second-quarter growth reading was the strongest since the 4.9 per cent annual rate reported for the third quarter of 2014. "We've accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions", Mr Trump told reporters during hastily arranged remarks on the South Lawn of the White House . Read More »

Trump denies knowing about his son’s Trump Tower meeting with Russians

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Until recently, the party line among MAGA Nation was that the president himself never colluded with Russian Federation and it's ridiculous to think that he would have. There were four Russians in the room, including a lawyer with Kremlin ties, a businessman who worked for an oligarch and a lobbyist with old KGB connections. Read More »

Polar Bear Killed After Attacking Cruise Ship Worker In Arctic

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According to Danielsen, it is unknown who shot and killed the polar bear or if the injured person is a part of the tourist group or the crew on the ship. The company issued a statement apologizing for the incident and saying " Hapag-Lloyd Cruises very aware of its responsibility when travelling in environmentally-sensitive areas and respects all nature and wildlife". Read More »

Zimbabwe rivals promise victory in pitch for votes at final election rallies

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Polling in Zimbabwe is uncertain, but a recent Afrobarometer survey of 2,400 people put President Mnangagwa on 40 per cent and Mr Chamisa on 37 per cent, with 20 per cent undecided. "We have burned our fingers before". He devoted most of his speech to criticizing Emmerson Mnangagwa , who took the reins after the bloodless coup in November, which was supported by the military. Read More »

US President Donald Trump threatens to shut down government

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The president said that Democrats need to get onboard with his immigration agenda, which includes a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, or risk another government shutdown. While congressional GOP leaders have worked over the past week to signal solidarity with Trump on immigration, they also struck notes of caution about the timing of any significant legislative progress. Read More »

Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration

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That means Trump could be headed for a showdown not only with Democrats, but also senior members of his own party. Typically government shutdowns occur when Congress fails to pass a spending bill for the year; in January the government shut down when Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a deal on how to handle immigration . Read More »

Vladimir Putin ready to invite Donald Trump to Russia

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's a "good idea" to put off President Donald Trump's next meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until next year. She maintains that Collins was disrespectful and was shouting questions even after she'd already been asked to leave. Mr Trump is hardly in a strong position because "the Helsinki summit was such a fiasco", said James Goldgeier, of the Council on Foreign Relations. Read More »

3 people dead, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting

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The injured victims have been taken to an area hospital, Looney says. Shortly after midnight Harrison, saying that the NOPD knows only that it was two individuals wearing hooded-style clothing and fleeing on foot, implored the people who were in attendance to help solve the crime. Read More »

Georgia Police Officers Fired After Using Coin-Flip App to Decide Arrest

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Julie Brechbill, the community relations manager for the city of Roswell confirmed the news regarding officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson to NBC News on Thursday. As she sat in her auto, damning bodycam footage obtained by 11Alive shows officer Brown return to the patrol vehicle to consult fellow officer Wilson on what she should do. Read More »

SK E&C CEO Pledges Every Effort for Victims of Laos Dam Disaster

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Five days after the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam of Laos collapsed, triggering massive flooding, nearly 4,000 affected people have been moved to six evacuation centres in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. "On behalf of Laotians, I would like to express deepest gratitude to the Korean government and SK Group for supporting regions affected by heavy floods that have continued for four to five days", Keodalavong said. Read More »

Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Lombok region of Indonesia

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The strong quake was centred about 160km north-northeast of Maumere town on the island of Flores, the USGS said , at a depth of 570km. Photos released by the agency show damaged houses as well as the entrance of the popular Mount Rinjani National Park. Read More »

Manager of Ethiopia's contentious mega-dam assassinated

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His body was subsequently transported to a hospital for autopsy. According to the report, police are now undertaking investigations around Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where his body was found inside his own vehicle in the early hours of Thursday morning. Read More »

Bear Jumps Out of Colorado Manhole And Runs

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That's one strike against it. If one of the workers came in contact with the bear, it would need to be tagged; a subsequent tag would require the bear be euthanized. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear may have gotten into the drain after a nearby, open garbage receptacle, packed with berry-filled branches, drew it into the area. Read More »

Democratic Sen Claire McCaskill confirms Russian hacking attempt

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The outlet described the attempted hack as a phishing attack, in which emails made to appear they are from reputable senders, like Microsoft or Google, are sent with links to forgery sites where people are told they need to enter their password, for some kind of update or security reason. Read More »

Zimbabwe's historic election: A look at the top candidates

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During the election period, Chamisa was able to draw big, enthusiastic crowds, including in the rural heartland - which accounts for 60 percent of the more than 5.5 million voters and is a stronghold of ZANU-PF, the party that has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. Read More »

Israel Arrests Italians Who Painted Mural Of Arrested Palestinian Teen

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They were first expected to arrive at a checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank, but there were later indications they would be taken to a crossing at Rantis. "I salute everyone who supported me and my case". Most countries consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal, something Israel disputes. Read More »

Two strong quakes hit Indonesia - USGS

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The epicentre of the shallow natural disaster struck 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Lombok's main city Mataram, the United States Geological Survey said, far from the main tourist spots on the south and west of the island. "We were very surprised as the water in the pools was swaying like a wild sea". Mount Rinjani national park, a popular destination with hikers, is closed over fears of treacherous slides. Read More »

Trump Denies Cohen's Claim He Knew in Advance of Russia Meeting

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But now Michael Cohen - the former personal lawyer of the president - has claimed that Mr Trump was aware of the meeting beforehand, which took place at Trump Tower in NY. When referencing Trump's request to the Russian government, Tur asked: "does that not give you pause?" The President has repeatedly attacked Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" and denied all allegations that his campaign colluded with Russians. Read More »

At least 3 killed in 6.4 magnitude quake on Lombok Island

At least 10 people died in the quake. Indonesia's disaster agency said the three victims are from the northern and eastern side of Lombok - which is popular with foreign tourists. Buildings on the island aren't allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees. Tourist Jean-Paul Volckaert was woken in his hotel by the quake and said: "We jumped out of our bed to avoid anything falling on our heads". Read More »

White House updates online transcript of Trump-Putin news conference

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And Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said the incident showed the need broadly for more "civility" between reporters and the White House . On Friday Press Secretary Sarah Sander's defended Trump who has been accused of being hostile to the press, issuing a statement reading, " President Trump is the most accessible president in modern history". Read More »

United Nations warns of voter intimidation in Zimbabwe election

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But Chamisa said on Wednesday that his Movement for Democratic Change party would not boycott the vote. "As political parties, we signed a pledge for peace ahead of elections", Mr. The opposition was planning to hold the demonstration outside the country's election commission just days before the crucial election. "Winners don't quit. Read More »

Burglar breaks in, wakes couple up to use their Wi-Fi

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A teen broke into a home in California shortly after midnight and woke a sleeping couple to ask for the use of their Wi-Fi network, authorities say. A couple has been woken up in the middle of the night by a burglar who asked for their WiFi password. Read More »

U.S. prelate McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals

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The attorney general penned his appeal as prosecutors from his office entered the second month of a legal battle over the findings of the sweeping probe that scrutinized decades of allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups in the Erie, Harrisburg, Greensburg, Scranton, Allentown and Pittsburgh dioceses. Read More »

33 feared dead after bus falls into valley in Maharashtra's Raigad district

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Around 12.30pm, he learnt that the bus carrying his colleagues had fallen into a gorge + off Ambenali ghat near Poladpur, 180km from here. Rescue teams had so far recovered almost a dozen bodies amid intermittent rains in the area. The bus was carrying 34 staff members of an agriculture university in the Konkan region. All passengers on the bus were the staff of Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth at Dapoli in Raigad district. Read More »