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DC police, protesters prepare for white nationalist rally

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One person died and several others were injured on August 12 past year when a auto ploughed into counter protesters who had taken to the streets to oppose a Unite the Right rally of white nationalists. "You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides", Trump had said. Though there were no white nationalist events scheduled, many feared a repeat of previous year, when authorities were blasted for being underprepared for the ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

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It comes as US President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, further hurting the lira . "Hopefully we will overcome this disaster and we will also successfully overcome this economic war ", Erdogan said. Erdogan has been putting pressure on Turkey's central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth. "The dollar, the mollar, will not cut our path", said Erdogan, using a figure of speech he repeatedly uses to mock something. Read More »

IDF targets Hamas positions as Gaza border protests erupt

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Hamas has led weekly border protests aimed in part at drawing attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza imposed after the militant group took over the territory in 2007. Others have died in air strikes. A Palestinian was in critical condition after being shot in the head, but it was not clear if this was Mr Lulu or a fourth protester. Read More »

Man arrested for kidnapping, sexually abusing woman for 15 years

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A village resident told reporters that a neighbour contacted the police after she overheard the woman threaten to reveal her sister's whereabouts during a row with her husband. "Every day, for many years, the shaman had sex with her under the pretence that he was possessed by a male spirit", Mr Iqbal told Agence France-Presse yesterday. Read More »

Hundreds of state troopers stake out in Charlottesville

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Lee that still stands. Trump's tweet Saturday, his first public mention of the anniversary , did not label the event as a white supremacist rally or specify that it was a white rallygoer who rammed his auto into a crowd of counterprotesters , killing one. Read More »

People are taking the mick out of Donald Trump's Space Force

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Shortly after Pence's speech , Trump's Make America Great Again Committee emailed campaign supporters with a list of logo options for the Space Force , saying something about releasing a "new line of gear" once it's selected. "We have a Navy to protect shipping lanes", she said. To provide context, Nasa is a civilian branch of government whereas the Space Force will be a branch of the USA military. Read More »

California wildfire forces more than 21,000 to evacuate homes

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Inmate firefighters also typically have their sentences reduced for every day spent fighting fires. Two firefighters have been injured. They said the fire had jumped both sides of Highway 299. Meanwhile, a man charged with starting the fire refused to go to court Thursday. Elsewhere in California, there are twin wildfires north of San Francisco. Read More »

Kerala: Shutters of Idamalayar dam opened, water level in Periyar river increases

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Meanwhile, multiple incidents of landslips have been reported in the rural areas of Kozhikode district. "Help from Navy has been sought to evacuate people who are cut off in Wayanad". All four shutters of the Idamalayar dam were also opened. The June-September rains in Kerala state have cost 175 lives and damaged crops worth 3.42 billion rupees ($49.81 million) across 26,824 hectares (66,284 acres) since their onset on May 29, an official at the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority ... Read More »

Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed amid court challenge

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Zimbabwe's electoral commission has said Mnangagwa won the election, the first without longtime President Robert Mugabe on the ballot form, garnering 50.8 percent of the vote against 44.3 percent for Chamisa. Diplomats and election observers were present at the court hearing in Harare after Biti fled to Zambia but was handed back to Zimbabwean police despite claiming asylum. Read More »

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother, daughter to turn around

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According to the lawsuit , the migrant mother, known under the alias " Carmen ", came to the USA with her young daughter after two decades of sexual abuse from her husband and death threats from a local gang in her native El Salvador. "Upon arrival in El Salvador, the plaintiffs did not disembark and are now en route back to the United States", the department said in an emailed statement. Read More »

Germany softens ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

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Germany is softening its stance against the use of Nazis imagery in computer and video games, the country's Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) said on Thursday. This has been the case for other forms of media, such as film, for years now. Germany's constitution forbids the use of symbols deemed "anti-constitutional", including Nazi party-affiliated symbols, and violation of those rules can result in jail time. Read More »

WikiLeaks says Senate panel seeks interview with Assange ZlotoNews

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WikiLeaks claimed on Twitter that the letter was delivered via the USA embassy in London, although both the embassy and the senate select committee on intelligence declined to comment when contacted by Sky News. "According to Moreno, Ecuadorian authorities are now in talks with Assange's lawyers to work out an agreement that would ensure the security of the WikiLeaks' founder "'in line with the norms of worldwide law". Read More »

'Firenado' towers over factory blaze in Derbyshire

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Firefighters attempted to control a blaze at the factory whilst the so-called firenado formed on Monday (August 6). He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or as soon as the police and fire are finished. Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands . Video of the rare natural phenomenon shows what appears to be a tornado that is on fire, swirling flames reaching up towards the sky at a height of more than 50 feet as ... Read More »

Taliban storms strategic Afghan city

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The 203rd Thunder Corps Director of Operations Gen. Mohammad Alam Nejrabi said the Afghan National Defense and security Forces have repulsed the attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants. The brazen assaults by the Taliban, who have been gaining more ground in their annual spring offensive and who have shrugged off the government's latest offers of a cease-fire and negotiations, underscore the difficulties Afghan forces face in battling the relentless insurgency on their own in ... Read More »

At least four dead in Canada shooting

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Several police, firefighters and paramedics are at the scene. "We will provide more details as soon as we can", city police tweeted. Fredericton Police said they were responding to the incident in the Brookside Drive area. More information will be available when we can. Fredericton is in New Brunswick province, about 50 miles northeast of the USA border with Maine. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear at this point. Read More »

Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

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Israeli and Hamas officials both threatened a further intensification of hostilities. The army's rhetoric has been echoed by Israeli politicians and government bodies over the course of Thursday, with the Foreign Ministry saying that Israel was "defending itself from from Hamas' aggression". Read More »

France uses helicopters to rescue 750 campers amid flash floods

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The 75-year-old man was accompanying a group of about 100 German children who were evacuated from a campsite in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, some 60 kilometres north of Avignon in the Gard region. Rachel Buchanan, from Oxford, was left with a "frightening" drive through floodwaters that had hit a site near a river in the neighbouring Ardeche region. Read More »

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

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It is clear that he intends to undermine the investigation because he lists keeping control of the House as an alternative to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who is recused from the investigation and all related matters on the advice of ethics experts - taking control of the probe or to Mueller finding the president to be innocent. Read More »

Korea slams USA officials for sanctions

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But the North Korea statement separates Mr. Trump from "high-level officials", thus allowing the the country to rail against the US, while leaving the door open for the president to continue his dialogue with leader Kim Jong Un . "However, the USA responded to our expectation by inciting worldwide sanctions and pressure against the DPRK", it said in a statement carried by KCNA news agency. Read More »

Abby Huntsman Expected to Join ‘The View’ at ABC

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This will be her last week at Fox. Abby Huntsman , who has worked at Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter and co-host of the weekend edition of "Fox & Friends", is expected to join the ABC daytime talk show, according to a person familiar with the situation. Read More »

Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech

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YouTube recently removed Alex Jones' and InfoWars' channels, but similarly to Apple , the InfoWars app remains available in the Google Play Store. "We take those behaviors as signals and I do want to point out that these signals evolve minute by minute, hourly by hourly, these are not scarlet permanent letters that people then take on as a badge and will never be ranked high in search or not allowed to trend or ranked high in conversations". Read More »

Japan Medical School Apologizes for Hurting Women’s Admissions Chances

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The manipulation was revealed during an investigation into the alleged "backdoor entry" of an education ministry bureaucrat's son in exchange for favourable treatment for the school in obtaining research funds. The university also disliked accepting male applicants who had failed a number of times because they also tend to fail the national exam for medical practitioners, which would bring down the university's ratio of successful applicants and hurt its reputation, according to the sources. Read More »

Children among dozens killed in Yemen air strike

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He accused the rebels of using children as "tools and covers for their terrorist acts". Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam said the coalition showed "clear disregard for civilian life" as the attack had targeted a crowded public place in the city. Read More »

US Space Force: America to 'establish space dominance' by 2020

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While Scharre agreed that " space is the American Achilles heel", he said creating a new bureaucracy with a single focus would handicap the military: "The United States needs to focus on the mission, not the domain". President Donald Trump ordered the creation of Space Force in June, arguing the Pentagon needs it to tackle vulnerabilities in space and assert USA dominance in orbit. Read More »

Druze army vets campaign against Israel’s Jewish state law

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Arab citizens account for some 21 percent of Israel's more than 8.8 million population; they have equal voting rights, freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly, but many have long complained of discrimination. Adalah lawyers also argued that the Jewish nation-state law negates the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination in violation of the United Nations charter, and that the law's application to East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights also stands in violation of worldwide ... Read More »

Hamas threatens Israel after two fighters killed

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It stated that the two fighters were part of a military training in "Asqalan" center, one of its training locations in northern Gaza , and that many Palestinians, including political leaders of Hamas , were in attendance. "The resistance can not allow the occupation to impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price", it said in a statement . Read More »

Facebook sorry that balloons appeared in Indonesia quake messages

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About three-quarters of the island's rural north have been without electricity. Rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble , with volunteers and rescue personnel erecting temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on the southern island. Read More »

Georgia accuses Russian Federation of military buildup as Moscow warns of 'terrible conflict'

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Additional Russian forces entered the territory from the adjacent Russian region of North Ossetia to back up the separatists and Russian troops that already were in Georgia's South Ossetia . Eastern European countries, which were formerly in the Soviet Union's sphere of influence, have in recent years frequently campaigned in favour of the two countries' accession. Read More »

Indonesia's Lombok Island hit by deadly natural disaster

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The travel agency is working with customers now in or set to travel to Lombok to help them adjust and rebook their travel arrangements, she said. 'MASSIVE quake, oh my god, ' she wrote. "We predict the highest wave levels to be only one-half a meter", she said. In his post, Mr Shanmugam said that he is now waiting for a flight out of Lombok and thanked everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. Read More »

Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law

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Pro-abortion campaigners have for years tried to get bills passed, but their efforts gained new impetus when President Mauricio Macri - who himself opposes abortion - called on Congress to consider it. Hundreds of doctors have staged anti-abortion protests, in one case laying their white medical coats on the ground outside the presidential palace. Read More »

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

A magnitude 6.4 natural disaster on July 29 killed 16 people and cracked and weakened many structures, amplifying the damage that occurred in Sunday's quake. He also said they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries. The military said five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers left Jakarta for the island early Wednesday. Read More »

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad treated for breast cancer

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad with his wife, Asma Assad in a hospital room has she goes through her treatment for breast cancer. This handout picture released by the Syrian Presidency Facebook page on August 8, 2018, shows the Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad carrying papers as she begins treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Read More »

UK PM May urges Boris Johnson to apologise for burqa comments

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A majority of adults in the United Kingdom do not believe Boris Johnson's comments describing women who wear burkas as looking like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" are racist, a poll has suggested. They send out a message that Muslim women are fair game. Senior Tories agree on one thing: Boris Johnson knew exactly what he was doing when he penned the phrases - albeit in the context of opposing a ban on face-covering veils - that have caused such a furore. Read More »

Apple removes most of Alex Jones's podcasts from iTunes

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Last week, YouTube removed four videos posted by Jones and issued a warning that more violations could result in a ban from the video platform. "A lot of the tech platforms were anxious about taking the first step and now that Apple has made the dive, you're going to see other platforms respond in a reactive way", Dockray said in an interview with Cheddar. Read More »

Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

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Foreign tourists carry their belongings on the beach as they leave Gili Trawangan island after an quake hit Lombok island in Pamenang, Indonesia August 6, 2018. "We have limited human resources". A spokesman for the Musholla As-Syuhada mosque told BBC News Indonesian that worshippers heard sounds from "the ceiling and the roof like it was going to fall, so we ran". Read More »

Gates says he helped Manafort hide payments

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He admitted to committing fraud on a massive scale and extorting money from Manafort, along with assisting his former boss in filing false tax returns and bank fraud. At one point, as Gates had trouble recalling the details of his confession, Downing asked him, "Have they confronted you with so many lies that you can't even remember them?" Gates, a married father of four, replied, "Mr". Read More »

Israel intercepts second medical supply boat for Gaza

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The army said some 8,000 people took part in five separate protests along the border, and that troops responded with riot disposal means and live fire in accordance with appropriate rules of engagement. Yaghi and Suri were buried on Saturday. There are more than 4000 fishers and around 700 boats in the Gaza Strip providing livelihood to at least 70.000 Palestinians, while the Israeli military and navy keep attacking them, kidnapping them and confiscating their boats, in addition to the ... Read More »

Israeli air strikes 'kill woman and toddler'

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Over the past four months, 158 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in the protests near the fence and others in Israeli air strikes and other incidents elsewhere in Gaza, according to the Gaza Health Ministry and a local rights group. Read More »

United Kingdom to seek Russian extraditions in Skripal case

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The statement denied an earlier report about the request by the Guardian . Britain's Press Association news agency reported last month that police had identified two Russian suspects in the Salisbury attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, but there has been no official confirmation of that report either. Read More »

Iran sanctions: U.S. can't stop our oil exports, says minister

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Tuesday's sanctions target Iran's purchases of USA dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and the auto sector. Tuesday evening on his nationally syndicated radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed national security adviser John Bolton about the Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions on the terrorist regime that rules Iran. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

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The meeting last month was also attended by the Russian Foreign Ministry and a U.S. delegation led by Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State. But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents. On Monday, Sen. Paul announced that Russian lawmakers have agreed to visit the U.S. Read More »

Dubai tourist runs up $65,000 in speeding fines driving supercar

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The fines were issued after the 25-year-old tourist triggered every speed camera on the Sheikh Zayed Road and reached a top speed of 240km/h, according to state-owned newspaper The National . And therein lies the standoff: they haven't claimed the auto back yet, because they, as registered owners, might be liable to pay the speeding tickets. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Punishes Canada for Criticizing Human Rights Defenders' Arrests

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Following a tweet by Canada's foreign ministry calling for the immediate release of detained human rights activists, Saudi Arabia instigated a full-blown diplomatic crisis. Samar Badawi was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, the latest victims of what Human Rights Watch called an "unprecedented government crackdown on the women's rights movement". Read More »

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran

Zarif was speaking a day after Washington reimposed a first tranche of harsh sanctions following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal , known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The next round of punitive measures will come into effect in November and will target Iran's oil industry. Tuesday evening on his nationally syndicated radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed national security adviser John Bolton about the Trump administration's decision to impose further ... Read More »

New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested over insider trading charges

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Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsTrump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration House GOP discharge petition supporter says he likely won't sign a second one Live coverage: High drama as hardline immigration bill fails, compromise vote delayed MORE (R-N.Y.) has been arrested and charged with insider trading by the Justice Department. Read More »

Act on Antisemitism or Face 'Eternal Shame,' Deputy Leader of UK's Labour

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But some Labour members fear the growing row over anti-Semitism will damage the party before an election, which is due in 2022. 'People who use anti-Semitic poison need to understand: you do not do it in my name or the name of my party. "Until Corbyn can honestly and fully own up to the problematic nature of some of his own past actions, he will struggle to lead the cultural change that is needed to clear the decks of a loud minority within Labour who behave in this way", they said. Read More »