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Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68

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The casualty toll increased overnight as a number of critically wounded protesters died from their injuries. He said the protestors asked for dismissal of Bilal Pacha, a commander of local police force members in Achin district, an area close to Mohmad Dara district. Read More »

We know who United Kingdom poisoning suspects are, and they're not criminals: Putin

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British prosecutors last week identified two Russians they said were operating under aliases - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov - whom they accused of trying to murder the Skripals with a military-grade nerve agent in England. The pair, who are said to be operatives of the country's GRU military intelligence service, entered the United Kingdom from Russian Federation via Gatwick Airport in March, smuggling the nerve agent by using a perfume bottle. Read More »

Putin Says Russia Identified Suspects in Novichok Poisoning

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It will be better for everyone. "There is nothing special and nothing criminal about it, I" m telling you. We'll see in the near future, ' he added. Saying the pair are private citizens, not Russian agents, Putin urged them to speak out. "We have repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury in March and they have replied with obfuscation and lies", Slack said. Read More »

Russian Federation to Hold Largest Military Exercises in almost 4 Decades

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The war games come amid heightened tension between Russian Federation and the west and especially with Washington, with which both Moscow and Beijing have strained ties. But Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said these exercises are even larger, with 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 military vehicles, 1,000 planes and 80 warships taking part in the drills. Read More »

3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’

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Last month, almost one year after Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island's government raised the official death toll to 2,975 people - a dramatic increase on the previous official figure of 64. Florence is forecast to hit the Carolinas later this week. "And that's the way emergency management and disaster response works best", Brock told reporters Tuesday. Read More »

Typhoon 'Mangkhut' to enter PH Wednesday noon

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It is now barrelling across the Pacific with gusts of 255km per hour. "We're anxious for the 10 million people in the Philippines living in the path of this destructive storm, including those who have been displaced several times due to the monsoon rains last July and August", Senator Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippines Red Cross, said on Wednesday. Read More »

Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddlers in U.S

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The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and propaganda, national security adviser John Bolton told reporters. Fox News political commentator Marie Harf and X Strategies Communication Vice President Madison Gesiotto discuss the strength of the USA economy and how it will affect the midterm elections. Read More »

WashPost: Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation

Viganò, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States, said he told the Pope about the allegations five years ago, but the pontiff did nothing about it. While most have obliged, other conferences particularly in Africa have not, either citing lack of resources or other impediments. Not long after the grand jury report came out, Wuerl's name was removed from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. Read More »

Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal is valid: lawyer

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In Saturday's court filing, Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, said the president doesn't dispute Daniels' assertion that the contract isn't valid and never considered himself as a party to the agreement. Over the weekend, Trump's legal team tried to resolve at least one of those matters by releasing Daniels from what has already proven to be a wildly unsuccessful non-disclosure agreement. Read More »

Attack on Syria's Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process: Turkey

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Idlib's main towns and cities are under the sway of jihadists linked to al Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, though they are outnumbered by Turkey-backed FSA fighters grouped under "The National Front for Liberation". The world will hold them responsible. "It is a disgusting tactic of terrorists, not professional soldiers", Halley said. She also said that "Russia has the power to stop the catastrophe looming in Idlib". Read More »

The Swedish krona has responded positively to the election results

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However, the results were closer to one in six. Its showing was not as strong as the one-in-five polls had predicted, but good for a third-place finish that had the party's leader telling supporters, "We won". "I think we are going to top 20 percent and maybe a bit more than that, so I am still hopeful it can go up even more than we see now", Sweden Democrat party secretary Richard Jomshof said on the sidelines of an election rally in central Stockholm. Read More »

Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful,' Trump says

In a morning tweet, Trump called Cruz "totally incompetent". The president's remarks drew swift backlash from the island and the mainland as Trump sought to assure the public his administration was "ready as anybody has ever been" for the powerful 500-mile wide Hurricane Florence swirling toward the Carolinas. Read More »

Saudi Arabia shocker: Man arrested for sharing breakfast with woman

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After Bahaa posted the video to Twitter , it went viral in Saudi Arabia with the hashtag " Egyptian having breakfast with a Saudi woman ", with many expressing outrage, Middle East Eye reported . The Saudi public prosecutor's office said foreigners working in Saudi Arabia should "respect Saudi values, traditions and feelings". It shows the challenge facing Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as he seeks to modernise the country and move its economy beyond one that depends ... Read More »

Barnier says Brexit deal is realistic in 6-8 weeks, GBP surges

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Barnier is the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, who he slammed for giving Britain "nothing in return". Yesterday a number of pro-Brexit MPs told The Times that although they did not like Mrs May's Chequers proposals they... "The treaty is clear, we have two years to reach an agreement before they leave.in March 2019". "Taking into account the time necessary for the ratification process, the House of Commons on one side, the EuropeanParliament and the Council on the other side... Read More »

Papadopoulos Says His Testimony Could Prove Collusion

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Papadopoulos was also asked if he believed that Mueller's investigation will finally unearth a conspiracy of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, to which the convicted former Trump adviser said that he can only hope his testimony helped the special counsel move in the right direction. Read More »

Greenpeace Canada suing Ontario government over cap and trade repeal

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Austen, asked whether Freeland might return to Washington later in the week, said no decisions had been taken. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Freeland emerged after meeting with Lighthizer, saying talks were occurring in a "good" atmosphere. "I know having spoken with the premier's office last night, there is zero intention to reduce the size of city council here", she said. Read More »

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Unexpectedly Being Released

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Wanda Eileen Barzee wasn't expected to be released for at least another five years. On Sept. 11, Elizabeth issued a statement on the decision, revealing how exactly she feels about her abductor being free to walk among the public on Sept. Brian David Mitchell was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of the kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity. Read More »

Telangana Bus Accident: 52 Pilgrims dead

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The bus belonging to the Telangana State Road Transport Corp (TSRTC) fell off Kondagattu Ghat Road while returning from Anjaneya Swamy temple atop Kondagattu Hills, about 190 km from Hyderabad . The injured have been shifted to Karimnagar government hospital, he added. " We have pulled out the bodies and we are taking them to the hospital for autopsy ", B. Read More »

Feds admit they misunderstood texts from accused Russian spy

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According to Driscoll, prosecutors had simply taken literally joking text messages between Butina and a longtime friend. Prosecutors said the text exchange they had misunderstood was not the only piece of evidence they have against Butina, which includes extensive communications she had with a Kremlin-linked banker and meetings she had with National Rifle Association officials as part of a plan to influence the US government. Read More »

Russian Federation launches its largest ever war games featuring 300,000 soldiers

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The military exercises come at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. At sea, the Russian fleet will deploy several frigates equipped with Kalibr missiles that have been used in Syria. Zapad-81 Soviet war games were the largest exercises ever held back in 1981, with about 100,000 to 150,00 troops participating. Read More »

Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’

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Bob Woodward's book on the Trump administration , " Fear: Trump in the White House ", hits bookstores Tuesday but has been making headlines for about a week as details leak out. Then the president says, "We're losing so much money and trade with South Korea and China and others". Colbert, who said he read every page of the book himself, also said he particularly loved the last line, in which Woodward said Trump lawyer John Dowd "knew he could not bring himself to say to the president, ... Read More »

Donald Trump's visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled

A meeting has taken place today at Government buildings, between officials of both governments, and the visit has now been cancelled due to "scheduling reasons", according to a government spokesperson. "We've got to work out on a programme and all the rest of it but I think any programme we will have will have to respect the fact that we will inaugurating our own President on the 11th of November". Read More »

'The police dropped the ball' - Cele on 'war zone' crime stats

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Cele, who took over from former police minister Fikile Mbalula in February, had attempted to clamp down on criminal activity in South Africa , especially violent crimes such as murders and hijackings. Attacks on cash-transporting security vehicles rose sharply by 56.6 per cent to 238 cases. He said that there were 808 gang-related murders in the Western Cape compared to 87 in the Eastern Cape. Read More »

Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape

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On Saturday, in a protest organised by the joint Christian Council, the nuns and other protesters marched in protest to the High Court in Kochi, Kerala , holding placards and banners, UCAN news reports. "The lawmaker should have supported the victim's cause instead of shaming her", he said. "We can not crucify an innocent soul based on such allegations", reported News18. Read More »

Trump pushes back again on Woodward book before release date

Dems can't stand losing. "It seems like a very careless and reckless way to write a book". Bob Woodward reported on the exchange in his upcoming book, " Fear: Trump in the White House ". While it's obvious that our current president is no paragon of virtue, neither is he the Captain Queeg of the Good Ship White House , as his foaming-at-the-mouth detractors would have you believe. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London

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She got her education from Islamia College Lahore and then from Forman Christian University. Mother of four (Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz) she has been a prominent member of Sharif family. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had emerged victorious with 61,745 votes while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf s (PTI) Dr Yasmin Rashid remained the runner-up with 47,099 votes. Read More »

Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares

Monday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). It added: "The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds". Heavy rain in the Washington area over the weekend had already led to flooding in historic Alexandria, Virginia, local media reported, and the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for part of the Potomac River. Read More »

Woman kills husband at Walmart in front of their 3 kids: cops

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Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the suspect was meeting the victim to exchange child custody. She was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center. According to the Town Talk , Coutee Jr. did not mention abuse in court documents before the August 28 petition for a new trial. Read More »

Activists Raise Over $800,000 So Susan Collins Won't Support Kavanaugh

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Mr. Coons did say there was an "unprecedented process" in that a significant amount of documents tied to Judge Kavanaugh's time in the Bush administration as staff secretary were blocked from review. Collins and Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, are being targeted as possible "no" votes on Kavanaugh. A new change.org petition encourages people to boycott ME businesses if Collins votes to confirm a Supreme Court justice prior to the new Congress taking office in 2019. Read More »

Trump administration will close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in DC

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The administration had told the Palestinians previous year that closure was a distinct possibility unless they agreed to sit to down with the Israelis. "We will consider taking steps in the UN Security Council to constrain the court's sweeping powers, including to ensure that the ICC does not exercise jurisdiction over Americans and the nationals of our allies that have not ratified the Rome Statute". Read More »

Egypt's Court Sentences 75 People to Death over Rabaa Al Adaweya Case

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Most of 739 defendants on trial faced charges of killing police and vandalising property during the clashes. The lawyer said he would launch a new legal bid to recognise the innocence of his client. [the] verdict in the strongest terms", Amnesty International said in a statement to Reuters . The rights watchdog called for a retrial in front of an "impartial court". Read More »

Dramatic Views of Hurricane Florence

As of 11 p.m. EDT, Florence was centered about 685 miles (1,100 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 7 mph (11 kmh). The National Hurricane Center's storm surge unit has a map tool that people can use to zoom in and see what could happen to their community depending on the strength of the storm. Read More »

How much rain will Centre County get in the next 2 days?

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The potentially heavy rainfall could also cause rivers and streams to go out of their banks during this time period. The heaviest of the rain is now south of SA and will continue for those areas through the day, KSAT 12 meteorologist Justin Horne said. Read More »

Trump plans to CLOSE the PLO's Washington headquarters

National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech Monday, saying the Trump administration wouldn't keep the office open 'when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel, ' according to prepared remarks. Read More »

Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria's Idlib

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The opposition's Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, said 11 people were wounded in an attack on the village of Heesh. At a meeting in Tehran on Friday, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey failed to agree on a cease-fire to halt the violence. Read More »

Russia: Google removes Putin critic's ads from YouTube

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The videos showed Mr Navalny calling for Russians to take part in protests on 9 September against raising the retirement age. More than 1,000 people were reportedly detained. In 2013, Sobyanin barely escaped a second-round runoff after a strong challenge from protest leader Alexei Navalny , winning 51.4 percent of the vote, with Putin's top critic unexpectedly picking up over a quarter of the ballots. Read More »

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

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On Friday (September 8), Kudlow also told Bloomberg the administration would consider public comments before making a final call on the 200 billion list. And he said he'll likely sign up updated free trade agreement with South Korea later this month when he visits the United Nations. If that pace continued for the remainder of this year, Chinese imports would top $548bn - leaving Trump a bit short of complete coverage of Chinese goods. Read More »

Police chase shuts down airport runway, flights cancelled

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The airport was forced to temporarily close its runway as police tried to stop him. Local government press officer Christelle Monteagudo said the man's motives were unknown and that nothing was being ruled out. The man then rammed into security barriers at Lyon's Bron airport used for business flights, before driving to the nearby, larger Saint-Exupery airport, where flights were quickly suspended. Read More »

Kevin McCarthy Writes NYT Op-Ed, Eviscerates 'Anonymous White House Official'

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He says the individual's identity will eventually become public. This is a new low for the so-called 'paper of record, ' and it should issue an apology, just as it did after the election for its disastrous coverage of the Trump campaign. "I'm looking at that right now", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. Vice President Mike Pence said he would "take a lie detector test" to prove that he wasn't meeting with officials to discuss the potential implications of a 25th Amendment challenge ... Read More »

Despite Trump's tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in U.S.

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In a Sunday statement replying to the tweet, Ford said "it would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S." given forecast yearly sales below 50,000. bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017. The presidential tweet is the latest salvo in a dispute between the Trump administration and companies that fear tariffs will hurt their business. Read More »