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British troops could join U.S. in war with Iran says Jeremy Hunt

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US President Donald Trump secretly authorized the US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory attack on Iran, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, shortly after he pledged to hit the Islamic republic with major new sanctions. "We don't think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into an accidental war and we are doing everything we can to ratchet things down", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. Read More »

First Afghan peace conference 'Lahore Process' to be held tomorrow

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He said Afghans would have to jointly determine an appropriate timeline for all worldwide troops to leave the country through an internal dialogue process involving state, opposition and Taliban negotiators. 57 other Afghan leaders accompanied Hekmatyar during his visit for a peace conference. This comes as according to two former members of the Taliban, the USA and Taliban negotiators are expected to reach to some types of conclusion on a timetable for troop withdrawal as well as ... Read More »

Glen Cove Pizzeria Owner Latest American Tourist To Die In Dominican Republic

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In the height of the summer travel season, mysterious deaths on the island of the Dominican Republic have started to shape travel plans away from the beloved vacation destination. Local authorities listed the cause of death as a heart attack and pulmonary edema. Fox News reports he is the 11th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation. Read More »

Pete Buttigieg to Seek Outside Investigations in Fatal South Bend Police Shooting

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Buttigieg said despite what's happening in South Bend, he still plans on attending the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami this week, adding he will continue to "serve this community to the best of my ability". Buttigieg had surged from obscurity to become a top-tier candidate in a crowded Democratic presidential field. At least one person is dead and as many as 10 people were injured in a shooting Sunday morning in South Bend. Read More »

Tory leadership race: Sky set to cancel Johnson-Hunt debate

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The Guardian said officers were alerted early on Friday after a neighbor said there had been a loud altercation involving screams, shouts and bangs at the south London property, shortly after the former British secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs had secured his place in the final run-off to become British prime minister. Read More »

Yemen's Houthi rebels strike Saudi airport

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A new set of USA sanctions on Iran are expected to be announced Monday. Saudi Arabia fears Iran will establish a foothold in Yemen, enabling it to open up a new front in the event of a larger regional conflict. It had previously said a Syrian resident was also killed in the attack. The airport in Abha was struck shortly after 9 p.m. local time on Sunday. Riyadh has accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with the weapon used in the June 13 attack on Abha airport. Read More »

Trump delays nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

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According to the report , Pelosi called Trump and spoke with him for about 12 minutes, several hours before the postponement was announced . The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to speak about private discussions. Officials at some local jails that have agreements to hold ICE detainees have said they have not received any notification that they could expect an influx of detainees in coming days. Read More »

Iran crisis could 'spin out of control,' says ex-US military chief

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Bolton met in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran-related developments as well as a renewed peace effort. On Saturday, Trump reversed himself and claimed that Iran had acted "knowingly". The president said he called off the air strikes after being told 150 Iranians would be killed. "No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East ". Read More »

Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

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Regional leaders are alarmed over "the unabating tide of protectionism", according to the final statement of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) summit that closed Sunday in Bangkok . Malaysia has been the bloc's most outspoken member on the issue and it called for "citizenship" to be a cornerstone of any repatriation plan. ASEAN leaders face calls from rights groups to rethink support for plans to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who have fled member state Myanmar, where ... Read More »

Donald Trump nominates Mark Esper as next US Defence Secretary

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Esper was already set take over from Shanahan as acting secretary, at 12:01 a.m. Monday, amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran . This situation weakens the Pentagon at a time when the United States is waging two wars, in Syria and Afghanistan, and as tensions with Iran intensify. Read More »

US targeted Iran with retaliatory cyberattacks

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In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted US government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy , including finance, oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. Read More »

John Lewis defends Joe Biden: 'I don't think the remarks are offensive'

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Let's get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he's the most "electable" candidate in the party field? Instead, he's infuriating Democrats who say he's out of step with the diverse party of the 21st century and potentially undermining his argument that he's the most electable candidate in the race. Read More »

Booker is 'disappointed' in Biden for defending praise of Senate segregationists

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SC became the epicenter of the Democratic presidential primary contest this weekend as 22 candidates descend on the state's capital to make their pitch for the party's nomination for president of the United States. "You don't have to like the people in terms of their views", he said. But it's with the same message: "I have a plan, and this is how we can make your life better". Read More »

Killed, Several Others Injured in Shooting Outside South Bend Bar

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Jim Clyburn's World Famous Fish Fry in SC, had the hard job of facing the grief and anger of black South Bend residents who believe he is not doing enough to prevent deaths like that of 54-year-old Eric Logan's. Five of the wounded remained in hospital in stable condition later Sunday. "It is overall total acceptance of this behavior by the South Bend Police Department and the city itself", Coffman said in an interview. Read More »

Yemen's Houthis say they hit Saudi power station with missile

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Al-Malki said the coalition would take appropriate measures to deal with all hostile and terrorist acts in line with International Humanitarian Law. On Thursday, White House officials confirmed US President Donald Trump had been briefed about an alleged strike on the kingdom's "critical infrastructure", without giving details of possible damage or casualties. Read More »

Trudeau to talk China with Trump, set table for G20 summit

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And even though he held to his tough talk on tariffs, refusing to rule out using them in the future, he praised his North American neighbours for crafting an excellent new trade agreement. Canada has started the ratification process, with legislation making its way through Parliament. But the pact's ratification by US lawmakers is uncertain because Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, are seeking tougher enforcement measures. Read More »

US Redesignates N. Korea as CPC in Religious Freedom Report

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Speaking at the release of the report on the International Religious Freedom of the State Department for the year 2018, secretary of state Mike Pompeo noted how the Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Catholic, of blasphemy, sparing her the death penalty after she spent almost a decade in prison. Read More »

Officials say 44 dead in India gorge bus plunge

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Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. In what can only be called extremely tragic, the death of at least 32 people following a bus skidding of a mountain and falling down 500 feet, has been recorded. Read More »

Gave 2 warnings before downing USA drone: Iran

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Thursday's downing - which Washington insists was above worldwide waters - has seen tensions between the two countries spike further after a series of attacks on tankers the U.S. "We meant to send a message to American terrorists in the region", Gen. Hajizadeh said, claiming that Iran had issued multiple warnings to USA aircraft in the past that had been ignored. Read More »

7 workers dead, 21 injured in Cambodia building collapse

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Yun Min, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, said by telephone that the building was owned by a Chinese investor who leased land for a condominium - one of many Chinese projects in the thriving beach resort. Cheap Sotheary, the provincial coordinator for the domestic human right groups Adhoc told RFA's Khmer Service that the collapsed building was the latest example of illegal construction enabled by systematic corruption in Cambodia . Read More »

Woman Escorted From Flight After Trying To Open The Aircraft Doors

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Varol continued: "She kept getting up and running back towards the door". When the flight returned to Stansted, local authorities were waiting to take the woman into custody. Several residents in Harlow, Epping, Chelmsford and Stansted called 999 to report a "loud explosion" when they heard it on Saturday evening, police said. Read More »

US blocks more Chinese tech firms on 'national security' concerns

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This is not the first time the US has placed on the Entity List a Chinese organization involved in supercomputer development with military uses. The companies' addition to the entity list requires them to seek US government approval before they can purchase American parts and undergo a license review, effectively blacklisting them. Read More »

Ethiopia's army chief killed in attempted coup amid growing ethnic violence

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The Addis Fortune newspaper said Kebede was seriously injured in the attempt and "active hostilities" were continuing in the regional state's headquarters and the ruling party's office in Bahir Dar. Since coming to power a year ago, Abiy has tried to spearhead political reforms, to open up the once isolated, security-obsessed country of 100 million people on the Horn of Africa. Read More »

At least 30 killed in Indonesia matchstick warehouse fire

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TV footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing from the home in the town of Binjai in North Sumatra, about 44 miles west of provincial capital Medan. One of the four workers who survived - because they were outside during the incident - said that the children were visiting their parents who worked at the site. Read More »

Ethiopias army chief of staff has been shot

Also, earlier reports came out from Bahir Dar, capital of the regional state, that there were some gunshots fired at the regional government's building and people were seen running for their lives. The US Embassy reported gunfire in the capital Saturday and urged people to be careful. Ethnic bloodshed has flared up in many areas, including Amhara. Read More »

U.S. unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

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Travel corridor - Kushner's proposed investment fund would be administered by a "multilateral development bank", which would reportedly launch a signature project to construct a travel corridor for Palestinian use that would cross Israel to link the West Bank and Gaza , including a highway and, possibly, a rail line. Read More »

Carney dismisses Johnson trade claim

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But of the seven months between 29 March (the original date for Brexit ) and 31 October, almost three have already passed. Johnson, the former foreign secretary who is the favorite to replace Theresa May as United Kingdom prime minister, has suggested taking the " good bits " from the existing withdrawal agreement and securing alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop during a transition period. Read More »

China’s Xi presses economic theme in Pyongyang speech

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South Korea's former Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyun analyzed Thursday's summit at a local forum and said Seoul will have to devise "new measures" for solving North Korea's nuclear crisis after Xi's visit to Pyongyang , stressing that what used to be a three-party system involving the United States and both Koreas has turned into a four-party system including China . Read More »

Pelosi warns Trump on unapproved move against Iran

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Donald Trump says he was about to strike Iran after the downing of a USA drone, then backed off, fearing loss of lives. The shooting down of the drone followed accusations by the United States that Iran had attacked two oil tankers with mines just outside the Strait of Hormuz. Read More »