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Trump Endorses Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis in Florida Races

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John McCain. Though McCain was a towering figure who was elected to the Senate by Arizonans six times , the three Republican candidates running to replace his retiring seat-mate, Sen. Gwen Graham - a centrist and daughter of former governor and Sen. Putnam is a former congressman and former member of the state house, endorsed by state house Speaker Richard Corcoran and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Almost 3000 Deaths in Puerto Rico Linked to Hurricane Maria

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An earlier survey, carried out by the government of the U.S. territory and presented to Congress earlier this month, put the death toll at 1,427 above normal, but concluded that it can not say for sure how many of those actually died as a result of the storm. Read More »

UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen

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Mattis says the USA will continue to do all it can to limit civilian deaths. Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen have caused heavy civilian casualties and some may amount to war crimes, United Nations human rights experts said on Tuesday. Read More »

Colombians fail to approve tough anti-corruption measures

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Colombians voted on seven potential anti-corruption measures, including reducing the salaries of members of Parliament, the time limit to work in public office, non-admission to the government positions after the incrimination of corruption, disclosure of information about taxes, income and state deputies and members of the government and replace the house arrests for corrupt officials to prison terms . Read More »

Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

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Bush. The Vietnam News Agency said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan sent messages of condolence to McCain's family and U.S. Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. The services to remember John McCain will get underway on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at a ceremony for McCain on Friday at the U.S. Read More »

German police brace for rival protests after man killed

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A vast crowd of anti-immigrants took the streets on Sunday in response to an overnight death of a 35-year-old German man in Chemnitz. On Sunday, police reported "a series of injuries including a Bulgarian man who was threatened, two Afghan teenagers who were attacked and another person who was followed", Handelsblatt Global reports . Read More »

Hassan Rouhani vows to defeat 'anti-Iranian' officials in the White House

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The move was the latest in a continuing shake-up of top economic personnel, as the United States reimposes economic sanctions that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and nuclear powers. Critics of Rouhani's government say it squandered the opportunities presented by the nuclear deal, which now looks increasingly moribund after the US pulled out of the agreement in May and began reintroducing sanctions. Read More »

A French beach has banned swimming for a very odd reason

The dolphin has developed an "unfortunate tendency" to rub up against passing boats, and even the occasional bather, according to French paper Le Telegramme . A specialist at a Brest aquarium said there was a risk that the dolphin could cause unintentional harm with its tail fin. Lawyer Erwan Le Cornec told AFP filed a petition to overturn the restrictions on the grounds of administrative over-reach. Read More »

Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend United States sanctions

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The treaty was signed when the USA and Iran were still allies following the 1953 revolution - fomented by Britain and the US - that ultimately cemented the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that can not be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court. Read More »

Italy migrant row: Rescue ship allowed to disembark in Sicily

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The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port of Catania since Monday night, after the Italian government blocked migrants from leaving in the absence of commitments from the European Union to relocate some of them. "If in Europe they pretend not to understand, given that we pay a lot, we will do what it takes to pay a little less", Salvini said. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement that Europe has recognised "a fundamental and legal obligation" to ... Read More »

Divers discover giant squid washed up in New Zealand

Driving along a track near Red Rocks on the city's south coast , the brothers pulled over to take a closer look at the enormous 4.2 metre squid. "My brother said 'what's that over there?' and pointed it out". "It was pretty clean, nothing major on it. Bugger seeing that in the water", said another. Aplin told the Herald that the squid appeared unscathed except for a scratch that was so tiny that the diver "wouldn't think that's what killed it". Read More »

9-year-old boy kills himself after coming out as gay

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Jamel Myles had told his mother a few weeks before starting fourth grade that he was gay. "My child died because of bullying". Jamel had only plucked up the courage a few weeks earlier to tell his mother that he was gay - and that he meant to come out when he started at Joe Shoemaker School. Read More »

Theresa May visits Africa to boost UK's post-Brexit fortunes

Theresa May has turned her hand to dancefloor diplomacy on the opening day of her trade trip to Africa . The prime minister, who will be accompanied by a 29-strong business delegation to the three Commonwealth countries, previously said the trip would be a "unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK". Read More »

Ramaphosa to host UK Prime Minister Theresa May

The last official visit by a sitting UK Prime Minister was in 2011. She will fly into the federal capital from South Africa and move to Lagos where she is due to meet with victims of modern slavery during her three-hour stay in the nation's commercial hub. Read More »

The question Trump ignored during meeting with Uhuru

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And we're working very much on security right now. And we do a lot of defense and security. After discussions in the Oval Office, they were joined by their delegations for bilateral talks in the Cabinet Room. Kenya is the third highest recipient of USA security aid in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Security Assistance Monitor. Kenyatta has been trying to bolster his image following a crisis in which Kenya's Supreme Court overturned the August presidential election, citing ... Read More »

Trump Reportedly Vetoed Laudatory John McCain Statement

While in office, Trump criticized McCain again for voting against a Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act previous year. The flag at the White House was at full-staff Monday, and no formal statement came from Trump beyond a brief tweet . Read More »

Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe

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Since CNN's article published, Davis has admitted to the Washington Post , CNN's Anderson Cooper, and now Buzzfeed that he actually has no such knowledge of Cohen knowing such a thing. But he spent most of his time claiming that the greatest danger to the president is the probe of the Trump Organization being carried out by the U.S. Read More »

World leaders salute John McCain as a 'true American hero'

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Hickton, former USA attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the founding director of the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security at the University of Pittsburgh, said he was honored to meet McCain when serving on the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center around 2000. Read More »

1 natural disaster strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

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The US Geological Survey said two more earthquakes of magnitudes 4.4 and 4.2 also hit the province. Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand said that electricity had been temporarily cut to several villages. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli planned to travel there Monday. More than 30 aftershocks have been reported. Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province, along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 530 people and ... Read More »

John McCain's farewell letter: 'Do not despair of our present difficulties'

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Bush had been asked to give eulogies, people close to both former presidents and a source close to the senator confirmed to CNN . "I can't trust Obama". The president's statement comes after the two Republican leaders maintained a strained relationship since Trump suggested in 2015 the Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war was not a war hero . Read More »

Tropical storm Lane threatens more Hawaii floods before turning away

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No storm-related deaths have been reported, though Big Island authorities said they plucked families from floodwaters and landslides closed roads. The hurricane also played a role in helping firefighters contain the fires, with about 12 inches of rain falling on the island in a 24-hour period through Saturday. Read More »

Police Identify Madden Shooter as 24 Year Old Who Participated in Tournament

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Gamers Elijah Clayton, 22, and Taylor Robertson, 27, were both killed when another competitor opened fire during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Most competitive esports are played on PCs, though many gamers play on Xbox One or Playstation 4. Gamer Derek Jones of Santa Fe, New Mexico, said he was in a fenced-in patio at the event when he heard the sound of gunshots ring out. Read More »

Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver, part of Fraser Valley

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According to B.C.'s Air Quality Health Index, Victoria was listed with a rating of 2 Thursday morning, meaning health risks associated with fine particulates in the air was considered to be low. Meanwhile, Environment Canada is offering some hope to residents of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley after almost a week of stagnant, smoke-filled air, but the forecast is not as positive for people closer to the wildfires burning in Interior British Columbia. Read More »

DNA drive catches 1998 child murder suspect

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The body of the youngster, who had been sexually assaulted before he was killed, was found on August 11, 1998 in woodland a few kilometres from the youth camp in Limburg province where he had been reported missing the previous day. "Justice will be done", wrote journalist Peter R.de Vries, spokesperson for the victim's family, on Twitter. A search of his property allowed detectives to find DNA traces, which they say link him to the killing of Verstappen. Read More »

Iran, Syria Sign Military Cooperation Deal

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Hatami also met with Syrian Defence Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub and discussed the latest situation with "takfiri groups", he said at a news conference in Damascus , according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). "Idlib will return to the nation's bosom, and all Syrian soil will be cleansed of terrorism, either through reconciliation or ground operations", Ayoub said on Sunday. Read More »

Fire kills 8, including 6 children, in Chicago

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Officials say a fire in a Chicago neighborhood has left eight people dead, including six children. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed one of the children who died was an infant. 'And then she started immediately knocking on doors, ringing doorbells, ' Santiago added. PHOTO: A fire in Chicago killed 8 people, including 6 children, on August 26, 2018. Read More »

Vietnamese praise John McCain for 'healing the wounds of war'

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Cayetano cited McCain's support for the Mindanao peace process, which "exemplified his humanitarian spirit and his lifelong dedication to the cause of peace and justice". U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress". The two men had been at odds since Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, with McCain repeatedly attacking Trump and his policies. Read More »

Fire at hot springs hotel in Chinese city of Harbin kills 18

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The authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze at the four-storey Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, an low-cost spa resort visited mainly by domestic tourists. The ruling Communist Party has tried to improve fire safety following fatal accidents at hotels, shopping malls and apartment buildings . It was the latest in a series of deadly blazes in the country which has been trying to improve public safety over the past two decades. Read More »

Washington Says Goodbye to Legendary Sen. John McCain

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Sen. John McCain , a legend in the Senate, a hero for the country and a statesman who shaped the country on everything from USA foreign policy to immigration reform, has left a hole in the heart of Washington. That ship is now moored off of Manhattan's West Side, and earlier this year, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum honored McCain with its Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More »

Facebook removes accounts associated with Myanmar military

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The Myanmar government said security patrols have been increased in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the site of the conflict, out of fear of commemorative violence. They also found that soldiers had carried out "large-scale gang rape", sometimes of as many as 40 girls and women at once, in at least 10 Rakhine villages. Read More »

Gunman kills two at video game tournament in Florida

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Popular streamer Ninja expressed his condolences on Twitter , saying, "My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the Madden shooting today". You can hear Katz shoot one player, who then yells "Goddamn, oh fuck, what'd he shoot me with!" He recalled a past Madden opponent who once kept screaming during their match that he was going to beat Jones up after the game. Read More »

Ex-Vatican official issues call for Pope Francis' resignation

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Archbishop Theodore McCarrick's sexual abuse. The Vatican's ambassador to the US from 2011 to 2016, Vigano said his two immediate predecessors "did not fail" to inform the Holy See about accusations against McCarrick, starting in 2000. He said Francis asked him about McCarrick when they met on June 23, 2013, at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel where the pope lives, three months after Francis was elected pope. Read More »

Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes

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Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan , said American forces launched a counterterrorism strike in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that targeted a "senior leader of a designated terrorist organization". Afghan and U.S. officials say a U.S. strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed a senior Daesh commander. It is sometimes known as Islamic State Khorasan after a historic name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas. Read More »

John McCain's death means potential legal battle to fill his Senate seat

Despite the McCain-Trump rift in the GOP, the senator's memorial service is expected to be the kind of bipartisan moment that's become rare in the last 18 months - and the president is likely to be left out. "And yet through it all he never lost sight of what he believed most: Country First". Like the late senator, she's a former fighter pilot - one of the first women to fly in combat and an air force colonel. Read More »

Late Senator John McCain Remembered as 'True Supporter of Israel'

From voting against the Bush tax cuts in the 1980s to helping save Obamacare past year, McCain made it clear that his beliefs would always trump party loyalty. 'We traveled together to Vietnam and we found common ground in the improbable place, ' Kerry said on Saturday following McCain's death. "It's tough. Read More »

Why Airlines Are Suspending Flights To Iran

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Air France will stop flights from Paris to Tehran as of September 18 due to "the line's weak [commercial] performance", an airline spokesman said. In the wake new USA sanctions on Iran, Air France and British Airways have announced they're shutting down flights to Tehran, saying they're not commercially viable. Read More »

Jacksonville shooting leaves eSports community in shock

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Mayor Curry characterized the shooting incident as an "ongoing situation", and said they would address the media later this afternoon. Officers arrived two minutes later. Electronic Arts, the company that makes the video game, said it was working with authorities to "gather facts at this stage". "This is a frightful situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved". Read More »

Two killed, 100 wounded as strong natural disaster jolts Iran

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The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in Kermanshah province, the US Geological Survey said, near the site of a powerful quake a year ago that killed hundreds. The epicentre of the quake was nearly 9 km from the city of Tazehabad and about 30 km from the city of Javanrud, reports CNN. The nearly entirely Kurdish province of Kermanshah is nestled in the Zagros Mountains along the border with Iraq. Read More »

Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop quits in fallout of PM's ouster

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That decision could have serious implications for Morrison's government, which has a parliamentary majority of only one seat. "We would love to see Julie continue, but that really is up to Julie", he told the ABC on Sunday. Mr Morrison and the senator, who was also the government's leader in the Senate and chief negotiator with the crossbench, were photographed at work on Saturday. Read More »