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Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir

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In a letter address to Suu Kyi, Tutu said it is not fitting for a "symbol of righteousness" such as Suu Kyi to lead a country where this kind of atrocity occurs. "So we have the same problem", she said. But what some have called " ethnic cleansing " and others "a slow genocide" has persisted - and recently accelerated'. Read More »

Congress approves Trump's aid and debt deal with Democrats

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Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and one of the few Texans against the bill, said in a statement. Mr Trump's partnership with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in particular, appeared to sour following the Republican leadership's failure to get enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More »

Irma knocks out power to about 7.3 million

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A total of nearly 4.5 million Florida Power & Light customers have been affected by the storm, with about 1 million getting service restored, mostly by automated devices. It plans to leave both reactors in service at the St. Lucie plant about 120 miles (193 km ) north of Miami because hurricane-force winds are no longer expected to hit the sites. Read More »

Did Prince William Just Reveal Kate Middleton's Due Date?

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Prince William acknowledged that this pregnancy also has had a rocky start. In a statement released on Monday morning United Kingdom time , the palace said the Duchess was experiencing severe morning sickness and will be missing out on her latest engagement as a result. Read More »

Kate had to 'persuade' Will's to have another baby

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The Duchess of Cambridge: the most STUNNING Royal ever? The four-year-old will be known as George Cambridge to his pals (plural, remember, no best friends here) in class, taking his surname from his parents' royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Jumps On Board Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All Bill

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Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) both announced that they meant to co-sponsor the legislation. " Medicare for All " bill, NJTV News reports . Warren has achieved stature in Congress, and to subsume herself by signing on to a colleague's bill rather than drafting one to her own specifications is itself a concession to Sanders. Read More »

Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty in China to Conspiring Against Beijing

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Lee said he also organized people and wrote articles "intended to subvert the state's power". Lee Ming-che, 42, cleared immigration in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Macau on March 19 and never showed up for a planned meeting later that day with a friend in the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. Read More »

Illegal voters from MA may have won New Hampshire for Hillary

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The state's laws allow a persons to be domiciled in New Hampshire for voting purposes and still be a resident of another state for driver's licensing purposes. The analysis found that at "at least a quarter of the cases in the database do not even involve ineligible people voting or attempting to vote" but instead are other election violations such as misconduct by election officials that are unrelated to the kind of voter fraud that Trump's commission claims to be addressing. Read More »

California Suing Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

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Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra's lawsuit filed Monday makes similar legal arguments to a suit filed last week by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Becerra noted the pair on stage with him were brought to the United States at four years old. California is joined by the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and ME in the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. Read More »

Southampton boss Pellegrino: I will decide van Dijk's future

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Journalist and broadcaster Ian McCarry, who has worked extensively for the BBC, Daily Mail and the Sun, claimed on the Transfer Window Podcast that the Merseyside giants are well placed to prise £55million-valued Van Dijk from Southampton in the winter window. Read More »

Court orders continuation of Melaye recall procees

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This, according to Dimgba, is to address issues relating to fair hearing cited by the plaintiff. Against this backdrop, the court had ordered INEC to halt the recall exercise, pending the determination of Melaye's application. He said that although this wasn't expressly required by the constitution, it would be in the spirit of fair hearing to do so. But the Justice Dimgba, to whom the case was reassigned, ordered that the process shall only proceed with the recall process , subject to ... Read More »

Barcelona: Hundreds of Thousands Rally for Catalan Independence

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In addition, 49.2% of Spaniards are in favour of using article 155 of the constitution against Catalonia, allowing the central government to suspend the region's autonomy and its president Puigdemont. The Catalonia region, centred on Barcelona, generates 20 percent of Spain's gross domestic product and has a population of 7.5 million people. But the Catalan government has vowed to hold the referendum and be bound by its result to either declare independence or call regional elections. Read More »

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

The threat from the North led South Korea to "tentatively" allow the installation of the four remaining launchers of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) system yesterday in Seongju county, 300km from Seoul, despite protests. While the USA has often threatened a China trade war, Trump is yet to follow through, in part given the risk that would create for his own economy. Either way, it's too risky to assume North Korea is bluffing. Read More »

Trump has great concern after Irma briefing, says Mike Pence

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Irma has already plowed into the Florida Keys as the storm begins its march up the state's west coast. US President Donald Trump was briefed on Sunday about the path of Hurricane Irma and preparations made to respond to the storm by the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the White House said. Read More »

Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited

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Arun Jaitely, while addressing the workshop, said, "Workers, who turns aggressive while talking about the party with media, need to develop skill of being gentle". "Even when I joined Congress from BJP last time, I had called my party leaders and with their consent, I joined the Congress", he said. "Party leaders need to be more vocal and expose the state government more forcefully". Read More »

Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station

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The National Hurricane Center has a page updating every few hours with the latest watches and warnings for Harvey. The NHC said as a depression, Katia was blowing maximum sustained winds of almost 56 km per hour and should dissipate over the mountains of central eastern Mexico later on Saturday. Read More »

Post-Harvey gas prices might have peaked last week, analyst says

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AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey of prices released Monday that self-serve, regular is averaging $2.70 per gallon, the same as last week. $1.95 per gallon in 2016, $1.91 in 2015, $3.13 in 2014, $3.28 in 2013 and $3.58 in 2012. That small uptick follows a 47-cent surge in DE the week before in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's impact on Gulf Coast oil refinery production. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, ... Read More »

Flags to be flown at half-staff

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President Trump calls for the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff on Monday, and he has invited governors of the United States to join in the observance. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We will never forget the bravery of the first responders and the resilience of the American people who showed incredible courage that fateful day. Read More »

Russia Could Restrict US Diplomats' Parking Rights in Consulate Retaliation

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The situation started in January. The U.S. first began reducing Russian Embassy numbers after all U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian hackers were behind infamous cyberattacks on last year's presidential election. Finally, the USA diplomatic mission to Russia now enjoy special parking privileges, which Russian diplomats in the U.S.do not have, Kommersant said. Read More »

Three active hurricanes at once: Katia forms in the Gulf

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Jose and Katia strengthened Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of hurricanes churning in the Atlantic basin to three. With maximum wind speeds of 40 miles per hour, it is now located off the east coast of Mexico. Jose became the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season on Tuesday. Residents of the Leeward Islands were also warned earlier this week to watch for Hurricane Irma, which is now making its way through the Caribbean and toward Florida. Read More »

VW to electrify entire 300-car lineup by 2030

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The ID Crozz ll is a futuristic all-wheel-drive vehicle with two electric motors driving each axle and developing a combined power output of 306ps. China over the weekend became the latest country to announce plans to phase-out fossil-fuel powered vehicles, following the lead of the United Kingdom and France. Read More »

Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary: United States ambassador

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The official would not provide details about their condition. The incident took place near the largest US military base in the country, Bagram airfield, a statement by NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said. There are about 11,000 USA troops deployed to Afghanistan and about 3,500 additional troops are set to be deployed soon. Afghan News Agency on Twitter , become a fan on Facebook . Read More »

Trump's debt limit deal with Democrats leaves Republicans fuming

A senior White House official, who also wasn't named, said tax reform was the driving force behind Trump's move and he wanted to "clear the decks" so Congress could "focus on tax reform for the America people". But the grim truth is that the Republicans' elaborate strategizing has failed utterly so far this year. One can not construct tax legislation, which is always controversial insofar as it creates winners and losers, when congressional Republicans can not trust or even predict what the ... Read More »

Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma

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Gov. Nathan Deal has added 24 more counties to the State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma. By far, the largest was vacation paradise Hilton Head Island, with 40,000 people, golf courses and resorts. A hurricane watch has been issued for the coast of SC up to Edisto Beach. Local emergency officials echoed that sentiment. "But we can not weather this storm alone". Read More »

Third human West Nile Virus case confirmed in Utah County

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Two people in Windsor-Essex have died as a result of the West Nile Virus. "The importance of using insect repellent with DEET cannot be overstated", county health department spokeswoman Aislynn Tolman-Hill said in a statement. Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. The new cases were in Lee and Desoto counties. Symptoms appear within three to 14 days and include fever, headache and body aches. Read More »

Californians can't use drones to deliver marijuana

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This will put a crimp in the plans of weed delivery startups such as Eaze , which earlier this year demonstrated how drones could be used to get marijuana into customers' hands. We'll be sure to report on the evolution of this intersection of drones and marijuana, as new problems are encountered and new solutions are proposed. Read More »

US Open: Nadal beats Kevin Anderson to win

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Rafael Nadal cruised to his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title after dispatching South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 Sunday. To hammer home their enduring appeal and dominance, Federer and Nadal shared the four Slams in 2017 - Federer winning the Australian Open before capturing a record eighth Wimbledon. Read More »

Hurricane Irma keeps SC on edge

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Continued slow weakening is expected, and Irma is likely to become a tropical depression on Tuesday. As Irma has fallen apart, its wind field has expanded, Okulski said. This watch includes includes Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda counties. The watch is in effect from Monday morning to Monday night. Read More »

Tropical Storm Irma floods cities in northern Florida

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After leaving Florida , a weakened Irma is expected to push into Georgia , Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the situation was not as bad as it could have been but warned residents that unsafe storm surge continued. Read More »