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New law allows victims of domestic violence in New Zealand paid leave

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She said it would also help to protect victims from abusers, who often stalked them at work or tried to sabotage their careers. We don't just leave it to police, but realize we all have a role in helping victims. Logie, part of a progressive coalition government elected previous year, said intervention aimed at helping domestic violence victims often came too late. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel Has an Idea for the Trump Cohen Audio

CNN cited anonymous sources saying Cohen was willing to share his information with Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Reporter Emily Jane Fox says that contrary to some speculation, sources close to Cohen say that his team did not leak the story. Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy ... Read More »

More brands dump Sondos Alqattan as Kuwait social media star remains defiant

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On Al Qattan's argument that domestic workers might run away if they are allowed to keep their passports, Al Ameri said there's a "reason" why this may happen in the beauty blogger's case. She added that "irrelevant" of the employee/employer's nationality, the "passport of any expat employee should be in the possession of the employer to protect the employer's interest". Read More »

Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance

Trump". The meeting was set up ahead of the United States presidential election, allegedly to glean compromising information on the opposing Clinton campaign. Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, has declined to comment to ABC News, other than to deny he was the source of that information reported earlier by CNN . Read More »

Five charged over acid attack on young boy in Worcester, UK

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All those charged appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. Five men aged from 22 to 41 were charged Wednesday over a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Britain. The five suspects have not been named or charged. It is not yet known whether he has suffered longer term implications as a result of his injuries. Read More »

Michael Cohen claims Trump 'knew of Russian lawyer meeting'

CNN reported Thursday that President Donald Trump's longtime fixer Michael Cohen claims Trump knew in real-time about the June 2016 meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton . "It doesn't seem to me that it really hurts him in a legal sense", Wallace said of Trump Sr., saying Cohen's claims are a "long way from any hint of collusion between Trump and the Kremlin". Read More »

Facebook suspends profile of Infowars founder, says ban is 'close'

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Facebook had previously notified Jones that he had violated the platform's policies multiple times and warned him that another violation would result in a 30-day suspension. This wasn't Jones' first warning this week. Disclosure: Sean Hollister's wife works for Facebook as an internal video producer . Infowars said the the videos were deleted because they were " critical of liberalism ". Read More »

U.S. ready to make a 'real deal' on Iran’s nuclear programme

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Jones was given a prolonged standing ovation when he said, "I have given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 70 years of my life". I've been told that I could never enter the Oval Office in Washington D.C. The worldwide standoff more resembled a tennis match than a geopolitical crisis, with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders playing her part by insisting Trump "is going to continue to be tough" and is 'not afraid to take tough steps if necessary'. Read More »

Putin Ready To Invite Trump To Russia, Visit DC 'If Appropriate'

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Mr. Trump met Putin earlier this month at a much-anticipated summit in Helsinki, Finland , and was sharply criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for appearing submissive to the Russian leader. Russian Federation and the United States have a stake in that, the whole word has a stake in that, in not starting an arms race. "In 2021, the New Start treaty expires", he said , referring to a nuclear arms control treaty. Read More »

More people die as heat wave continues to scorch Japan

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Records fell at 13 other observation stations across the country, with more than a dozen cities and towns seeing temperatures around 40 degrees Celcius, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Less than half of Japan's public schools have air-conditioning, and the figure is only slightly higher at public kindergartens. According to Kyodo News Agency, Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said extreme heat left 77 people dead and sent more than 30,000 to hospitals across the nation from ... Read More »

Top Republicans tamp down renegades that want to impeach Rod Rosenstein

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Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are among 11 Republican lawmakers who filed a resolution Wednesday calling for Rosenstein to be impeached, the Washington Post reports. "Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives", said Jordan in a statement . Read More »

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

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These storms will track eastward across southern and central Ontario during the afternoon and early evening hours. The storms will reach portions of the Golden Horseshoe during the late afternoon. Environment Canada had issued a number of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches for the region ahead of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms. Read More »

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

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Amid Lao media reports that hundreds are missing after the collapse of the South Korean-built dam, VnExpress on Wednesday estimated the death toll citing neighboring Vietnamese rescue authorities. The collapsed dam had planned to begin operating by 2019. He attributed the collapse of the dam to "heavy rainfall" and "possibly faulty construction", adding that a task force had been assigned to evaluate losses and determine the cause of the incident, in order to "address long- and ... Read More »

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting

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According to CNN , Mr. Cohen says he was present when Mr. Trump was told of the June 2016 meeting, which involved Donald Trump Jr . and several other campaign figures, by his son. "Weisselberg has detailed information about the Trump Organization's operations, business deals, and finances". Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani dismissed the assertion, saying "He's certainly a source that is not credible". Read More »

Turkey rejects United States plan to torpedo Iran's oil exports

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The US later asked other countries to cut to zero all oil imports from Iran. A deal worth $ 4 billion will soon be signed by a major Russian oil company with Iran as stated a top Iranian official. "We told them that we will not join these sanctions", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted saying by Daily Cumhuriyet. Turkey has made it very clear that it will continue to see Iran as an important neighbour and will not scrap ties just because the United States wants to. Read More »

Child detained by officers during domestic disturbance call

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According to the both the officers, all they were trying to do was to deescalate the situation. Harrowing footage of a U.S. police officer slamming a nine-year-old boy to the ground has surfaced online. 'The child continued to be emotionally distraught, and continued with the outburst, at which time our officer placed him on the ground, ' the news release said. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Toronto

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Despite the predicted storm, temperatures remain rather warm in the city with the day's high reaching 29 C and a UV index of 7. "Wind gust of 90 km/h may be associated with these storms as well as large hail", the advisory said. Environment Canada said severe thunderstorm watches are issued when thunderstorms could develop that could produce large hail, damaging winds, or torrential rainfall. Read More »

Senators call for new sanctions on Russia

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But the U.S. oil and gas industry is lobbying against the bill because of worries that heightened sanctions could affect USA investments in Russian Federation, congressional sources said. At a press conference in Helsinki last week, President Putin told the world that he wanted Trump to win, saying, "Yes, I did, because he was the one who wanted to normalize relations with Russian Federation". Read More »

White House bans CNN reporter from press event for 'inappropriate' questions

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Collins' questions to the president addressed two of this week's major news stories-Trump's White House invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a tape that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, released in which the president was heard apparently arranging a payment to a former model who has claimed she had an affair with him. Read More »

Cairo Zoo Denies Its Zebras Are Really Donkeys With Painted Stripes

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In Gaza, a zoo painted two donkeys to look like zebras in 2009 while another zoo was accused of putting stuffed animals on display because of a shortage of animals. CBS News also notes that zebras and donkeys, despite both bearing a resemblance to horses, are different species. Donkeys are popular beasts of burden in developing countries and were domesticated millennia ago. Read More »

Netanyahu hits back at Erdogan, says Turkey ‘becoming dictatorship’

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Erdogan, speaking to members of his ruling AK Party in parliament, said the law showed Israel was "the most Zionist, fascist and racist country in the world", and called on the global community to mobilize against Israel . On the other hand, those opposed to the new legislation say that it marginalizes the country's Arab minority (around 20 percent of the population) and degrades the official Arabic language to have a "special" position. Read More »

No welcome mat for Putin from U.S. Congress

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Last week, he said Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors, '" adding that it was "nothing short of treasonous". Ryan and McConnell rejected the idea of Putin being asked to address a joint session of Congress, typically considered an honor for visiting foreign leaders. Read More »

President Trump's Hollywood star destroyed

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Hollywood division officers responded to a call at 3:33 a.m.to the tourist area. After that he walked away and left the tool in the scene. U.S President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame has once again been destroyed . Read More »

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill three Palestinians

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At least three Hamas members were killed in the Israeli strikes. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum in a statement said Hamas "cannot remain silent" in the face of the fatal attack. That violence was ended late Friday by a UN-brokered ceasefire. On saturday, Hamas and Israel reportedly agreed on a ceasefire. One Israeli soldier was killed by gunfire from militants inside the coastal enclave. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting spree in Toronto

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As events have proved, the family was going to need help, precisely because they happened to be Muslims. "I will support them with anything I can". Global News spoke with the teacher directly, who confirmed they taught Hussain at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in 2009 and 2010 and Hussain made the comments privately to him. Read More »

Pompeo: US will 'never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea'

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Trump said last week he would invite Putin to Washington for an autumn meeting, a daring rebuttal to fierce criticism over their summit in Helsinki , in which he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 us presidential election. Read More »

Dead baby is found abandoned on board AirAsia flight to Delhi

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The infant was found "lifeless and abandoned" in one of the plane's lavatories when the aircraft was being prepared for landing, according to a statement released by the airliner. A six-month-old foetus was recovered from a lavatory of an AirAsia plane after it landed here from Guwahati on Wednesday, the police said. They are investigating if the baby was a stillborn. Read More »

North Korea could return United States soldiers' remains on Friday

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Repatriating the remains of USA soldiers who perished during the 1950-53 Korean War was part of an agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit in Singapore last month . But despite the "productive" discussions and continued efforts to engage in talks with the North, Pompeo confirmed that the regime continues to make material for nuclear weapons. Read More »

Saudi Red Sea oil shipments halted after Houthi attack

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Reuters quoted Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih as saying "Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting all oil shipments through Bab al-Mandeb Strait immediately until the situation becomes clearer and the maritime transit through Bab al-Mandeb is safe". Read More »

Turkey's central bank under pressure to hike rates amid plunging lira

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Tuesday's decision "wasn't about monetary policy, it was about the independence of the central bank", Viktor Szabo, a senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told the WSJ. Human Rights Watch said it would "preserve numerous abusive powers granted to the president and executive" under the state of emergency . The president had already alarmed investors by vowing to have a greater say in monetary policy and continually pressing the bank to reduce rates to boost growth, in ... Read More »

Japan executes remaining Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members

Cult members used umbrellas to puncture plastic bags, releasing sarin, a deadly nerve agent developed by the Nazis, inside subway cars just as the trains approached the Kasumigaseki station, Japan's main government district. "With the 13 members executed, perhaps the case is closed from the point of view of criminal justice", Shizue Takahashi, whose husband was killed in the subway attack, told reporters. Read More »

Trump administration says 463 parents of migrant children may have been deported

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A judge had ordered the Trump Administration to reunite all children ages 5 and up by Thursday. "This is a remarkable achievement", Judge Dana Sabraw told the government's attorneys in a hearing to take stock of progress. More than 120 others have signaled that they want to be deported without being reunified, leaving their children in the U.S. "We have concerns about misinformation given to these parents about their rights to fight deportation without their children". Read More »

N rejects election results

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Pakistanis began voting in a historic third straight election ending a campaign marred by widespread allegations of manipulation that local and worldwide rights group say imperils the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. Under Pakistani law, separate seats are reserved for women and for non-Muslim minorities, who comprise 4 percent of the population. Khan is campaigning on populist promises to build a "New Pakistan", vowing to eradicate corruption, clean up the environment and ... Read More »