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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

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On July 4, Najib pleaded not guilty in the High Court to three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd. Allegations of massive corruption were a major factor behind the electoral quake in May that toppled Najib's long-ruling coalition and ushered in a reformist alliance headed by his 93-year-old former mentor Mahathir Mohamad . Read More »

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstrom warning for York Region

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Meteorologists said there could be significant rainfall amounts in some areas with wind custs up to 90 km/h. Additional thunderstorms could hit this evening and into the night as well. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada . Read More »

Photographer arrested over Bangladesh student protests

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The students have a right to peaceful assembly and physical security. " Shahidul Alam is a prisoner of conscience detained simply for peacefully expressing his views". He also criticised the government during an interview with Al Jazeera . "Unfortunately the image of the country has suffered, not because of what the students have done but because of the way the government has handled the issue". Read More »

After Scientist Aziz Asbar's Murder, Syria Accuses Israel's Mossad

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Qassim Suleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, and other Iranians to begin production of precision-guided missiles in Syria by retrofitting heavy Syrian SM600 Tishreen rockets", adding that he "was hard at work building an underground weapons factory to replace one destroyed by Israel past year". Read More »

Polls close in OH as elections in 5 states wrap up

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At times, the race has centered on Trump's tax cuts as much as the candidates. The National Republican Congressional Committee spent roughly $1.4 million, either on independent expenditures or in conjunction with Balderson; the DCCC spent roughly half as much. Read More »

As New Meddling Allegations Emerge, Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers to Washington

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Paul was expected to meet Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov during his visit. "All the Democrats are now happy that new sanctions are being introduced", Paul was quoted as saying by the RIA news agency. Kosachev said Paul "has access" to Trump and top USA officials "and we expect that we will be able to convey through him our signals" of a desire to establish dialogue, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news service. Read More »

Boris Johnson burka: Tories order MP to apologise over 'bank robber jibe'

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In the article, which was arguing against the United Kingdom following Denmark and introducing a ban on face coverings, Mr Johnson also described burkas as " oppressive and ridiculous". Debating whether the former London Mayor had blown any chance of becoming the next Tory leader, Nigel gave his view. He resigned as foreign secretary in July, accusing Ms May of killing "the Brexit dream" with her plan to seek close economic ties with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc. Read More »

DC Metro scraps idea for separate trains during 'Unite The Right' rally

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Metro's largest union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, told a local NBC affiliate that this would amount to "giving special accommodation to hate groups and hate speech". So we will not, you know, emphatically state that, we will not be providing separate trains or separate cars for anybody, now or ever. "We're just trying to come up with potential solutions on how to keep everybody safe". Read More »

Trump going ahead with tariffs on $16B in Chinese imports

The US is now considering tariffs on another $200bn in goods, including consumer products that were spared duties in the initial $50bn round. The Trump administration has deepened its trade war with China by announcing a new round of tariffs worth $US16 billion ($22 billion), a move the Chinese government has warned will trigger another round of retaliatory tariffs on USA exports. Read More »

Frustration builds as police stay mum on Mollie Tibbetts case

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A reward to find missing USA university student Mollie Tibbetts has increased to $350,000 AUD. An intense search has been underway since Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student, disappeared July 18 from her boyfriend's home in Brooklyn , Iowa , where she was taking care of his dog while he was away. Read More »

Foreign affairs minister 'very keen' to quickly wrap up NAFTA negotiations

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Asked whether Canada had a Plan B, MacNaughton said there isn't one. She says negotiations fizzled out ahead of the presidential vote, but that the three parties had agreed to pick talks back up after the results were decided. Trade Representative office in Washington that there will not be a deal on controversial auto sector rules until all NAFTA issues are resolved. The train is departing the station very soon. Read More »

Colorado hail storm kills zoo animals, injures zoo visitors

Fourteen people were also injured in the storm, according to Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO . The zoo will be closed Tuesday so employees can take care of injured animals and fix broken windows and skylights. "We're still trying to figure out the extent of the damage and what needs to be done to reopen", she said. An Instagram user shared photos of the hail which fell at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday, Aug. Read More »

DSS pulls out of n’assembly after sack of DG

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Abubakar made the commendation in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Paul Ibe, on Tuesday in Abuja. NAN, however, learnt that the termination of Daura's appointment might not be unconnected with the ongoing blockage of the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS and the police. Read More »

Scotland’s weather: Summer could stretch into October

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Forecasters describe an "Indian Summer" as a period of unseasonably warm and dry weather that usually occurs in Autumn, when temperatures typically start to plunge. This significant cooling comes after a hot period which saw comparisons drawn to the summer of 1976, which was the hottest in the United Kingdom since records began. Read More »

Parts of Frankfurt Airport evacuated after security breach

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The family was located, questioned and allowed to continue on its journey, the police added. Police did not clarify what had triggered the positive explosives test. Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, said around 7,000 passengers were affected by flight delays and cancellations and that it had booked 2,000 hotel rooms as a precaution in case people couldn't be put on later aircraft. Read More »

Elderly Men, Missing From Old-Age Home, Found At Heavy Metal Concert

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The Deutsche Welle reports the nursing home told police that the two men were missing from their rooms. A police spokeswoman said the two men, whose exact ages were not disclosed, were "disoriented and dazed". The Washington Post reported that authorities said the pair were found to have traveled about 25 miles (40km) to attend the days-long festival not far from Hamburg. Read More »

PM-in-waiting Imran Khan to stay at Punjab House

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The notifications issued for his wins in NA-35 (Bannu), NA-95 (Mianwali-I) and NA-243 (Karachi East-II), however, will be subject to the ECP's final decision in pending cases pertaining to violation of its code of conduct. It is the constitutional obligation that the session of new assembly should be convened within 21 days after elections so that the election of new prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker might be carried out. Read More »

Decline In Karunanidhi's Health Condition, Says Kauvery Hospital, Next 24 Hours Crucial

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Through the movie " Parasakthi " his political ideas were propagated. He was a prolific literary figure, apparently penning over 2 lakh pages of poems, novels, biographies, plays, songs and dialogues in his lifetime. April 1957: Elected for first time to the Madras (later Tamil Nadu) Legislative Assembly from Kulittalai constituency near Tiruchy; Noted for his anti-Zamindari campaign there in the run-up to the Assembly polls that year. Read More »

Syrian scientist killed in apparent car-bomb attack

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Aziz Asber, the head of the Scientific Research Center in Syria's central province of Hama, was assassinated late on Saturday, according to activists and pro-government reports. A rebel group said it carried out the attack, but there has been speculation that others could be involved. The U.S. leveled sanctions against 271 employees of the SSRC less than three weeks after the attack, saying the agency was responsible for "developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to ... Read More »

Spanish man gets 10 years for raping German boy sold for sex

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A German mother and her partner who sold the woman's young son to paedophiles on the dark web have both been jailed after a case that has horrified the country. The verdict was based on confessions by the pair and the videos of the abuse. The couple was also ordered to pay a total of 42,500 euros ($49,200) in damages to the boy and another victim, a girl who was temporarily in their care. Read More »

‘Holy crap!’ Video shows breaching great white shark startle researcher

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The Boston Globe identified the man who was just inches from the shark's mouth as a MA state biologist named Greg Skomal. In the video , Skomal can be seen standing on the research boat's pulpit, as the captain closes in on a shark. Video released Monday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shows a great white breaching the water, coming within feet of a man using a GoPro to record video of the shark in the water. Read More »

Russian Federation seeks USA cooperation on Syria reconstruction and refugee return

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Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and de-mining in a letter sent to the top U.S. Putin cited the Russian-US military communication channel in Syria as an example of the two countries' cooperation. However, this latest report shows that the channel might also be used to discuss matters that are not strictly military in nature, Reuters notes. Read More »

Hiroshima Marks 73rd Anniversary of Nuclear Attack

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The five-minute clip captures the moments immediately before, during and after the USA dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago, killing 140,000 people. "We in civil society fervently hope that the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula will proceed through peaceable dialogue", he added. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the anniversary event. Read More »

$250 mil superyacht at centre of 1MDB scandal sails to Malaysia

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The Cayman Island-registered vessel Equanimity , which is reportedly worth some 250 million United States dollars and is owned by Jho Low , a former unofficial adviser to the Malaysian fund 1MDB, sits in waters off Tanjung Benoa on the Indonesia's resort island of Bali on April 4, 2018. Read More »

Huge Explosion Near Italy's Bologna Airport Triggered By Road Accident

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Police said people had suffered severe burns while others were hit by flying glass as nearby windows shattered. Speaking to television news channel Sky TG24, police officers said that the extremely high temperatures caused by the blast and fire - which took firefighters almost two hours to put out - caused the road to collapse. Read More »

European Union Vows to Block US Sanctions on Iran

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U.S sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November. Mr Trump's contempt for the nuclear deal dates back to his time as presidential candidate and on May 8, he made good on a pledge to pull America out of the global agreement. Read More »

Gun control advocates protest outside National Rifle Association headquarters

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Cuomo added, "If I could have put the NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago". The release noted that a number of companies were ending relationships with the NRA - including by ending special discounts or other special services for NRA members - after February's shooting at a high school in Parkland , Florida, that left 17 dead. Read More »

Parkland School Shooting: Alleged Gunman Sought Help, Administration 'Did Not Follow Through'

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The 216-page transcript of the statement, which his defense attorneys had sought to suppress, was released Monday by the state attorney's office overseeing the case, under a state judge's order. He said he bought other guns but fired them only twice, both times into the cement floor of his mother's garage. When Curcio left the room to retrieve two bottles of water, Cruz said aloud: "Kill me". Read More »

Wild brawl at nail salon

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Both were released on their own recognizance. It's hard to tell who instigated the violence, but it appears to be the workers at the nail salon who are dealing the most force. The video was originally posted on Facebook by the witness. Police said Zhing was taken to the hospital before being arrested because of visible injuries to her face and body, PIX 11 reports. Read More »

Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge

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Her husband, Monte, waded into shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline, retrieved the baby and started CPR. Police say it wasn't immediately clear why the child was in the water, and no parent or guardian was present. Police say the child was found laying on an embankment at the water's edge. The child is believed to have been approximately 8 months old. "That's when I spotted the baby". Read More »

LeBron James to produce Showtime documentary 'Shut Up and Dribble'

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The series - billed as an inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the National Basketball Association - will be titled Shut Up and Dribble . James previously had a talk of his, "The Shop", picked up by HBO . Although James has always been a Trump critic, calling the president "U bum" in a 2017 tweet, the tweet was Trump's first attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his ... Read More »

Trump has a guilty conscience over Trump Tower meeting: CNN legal analyst

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President Trump's attorney said Sunday his legal team is leaning toward not having the president sit down for an interview under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller . At that point, he said, Trump's attorneys would raise what Trump has alleged are Mueller's "conflicts of interest". It was at the New Jersey golf club where a brooding Trump has unleashed other inflammatory attacks and where, in spring 2017, he made the final decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, the move that ... Read More »

Australia announces extra $140 million aid package for drought-hit farmers

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A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property located on the outskirts of the northwestern New South Wales town of Walgett in Australia, July 19, 2018. "A lot of farmers, we're using that a week", farmer Anto White from Belltrees in the Upper Hunter tells me. "They are not financial advisers, they are local people with sound financial knowledge who can work closely with individual farmers to help them work through their options and make ... Read More »

Trump, Jerry Brown make dueling claims on cause of California fires

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A seventh person was killed by the wildfires that have ravaged the western U.S. state of California . Overall, experts say Trump's Twitter remarks ignore two of the biggest factors in the wildfires: Climate change, which is likely exacerbating the droughts that lead to fires, and increased development near forests that makes the fires more unsafe to life and property. Read More »

Mueller's 'star witness' testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

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Ahead of Manafort's trial, Mueller's prosecutors listed Gates as a potential witness, indicating that he was expected to play a central role in the prosecutor's case against his former boss. As part of his plea agreement, Gates confessed to "knowingly and intentionally" conspiring with Manafort to commit a bevy of bank and securities fraud, as well as act as an unregistered foreign agent in conjunction with Manafort's work in Ukraine. Read More »

Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From Russians

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US President Donald Trump admitted his son, Donald Jr (seen here), met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016. "That arguably would violate federal law prohibiting a candidate from asking for or receiving something of value from a foreign national". Read More »

Ethiopian soldiers clash with local troops

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Federal military took over key installations including the Parliament and the Television in Jigjiga on Saturday in attempt to overthrow Abdi Mohamoud Omar, the president of the regional Somali state by force and replace him with puppet, sources said. Read More »

Trump associate interacted with alleged Russian spy before election

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Gordon, over email. According to emails obtained by the Post , Gordon and Butina corresponded socially over email in the waning days of the campaign. Butina came to the USA on a student visa to study worldwide law. As Butina sits in a Washington jail awaiting trial on charges of operating as an unregistered foreign agent for Russian Federation, details are slowly emerging about the circle of political friends and patrons who helped gain her entrée into high profile conservative circles. Read More »

China warns of new tariffs on USA goods

China's foreign minister said Saturday (Aug 4) that his country's threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on US$ 60 billion of American goods in an escalating trade spat was "fully justified". Trump has imposed tariffs on certain goods imported from foreign countries, but the foreign countries do not pay those tariffs. Beijing responded by imposing similar charges on the same amount of US products. Read More »

2 dead, dozens injured in explosion on highway near Bologna, Italy

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The AP reports a bridge has partially collapsed. The explosion happened after a lorry carrying cars collided on a bridge with another lorry containing inflammable materials, according to local media reports. "Impaired circulation, not only on the highway, but also in the area of Borgo Panigale". A Twitter user recorded the video from his auto which was stranded on the road where the explosion occurred. Read More »

Weekend violence in Chicago leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt

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At least one of the victims treated at Stroger Hospital later died. The Chicago Tribune , citing police records, said 25 of the 31 victims were shot during five multiple-injury attacks over less than three hours. The violence reached a peak Sunday, when 30 people were shot during a three-hour span between midnight and 3 a.m. A 32-year-old man was shot twice in the arm and a 33-year-old man was shot in the hip. Read More »