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President Trump Says He'd Shut Down the Government Over Border Wall

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A federal judge on Friday urged the USA government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States. Lawmakers met with Trump last week to discuss the appropriations process to fund the government by the September deadline. Standoffs over spending levels and immigration led to a three-day government shutdown, mostly over a weekend, in January and an hours-long shutdown in February. Read More »

Polar bear killed after attacking Arctic cruise ship guard

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A polar bear was killed after attacking a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole on Saturday. According to the cruise company, all ships travelling in the northern region are required to employ polar bear guards to protect passengers on sightseeing tours. Read More »

Recovery or stagnation? Zimbabwe holds pivotal vote Monday

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Addressing thousands of supporters at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura yesterday, Chamisa alluded that Mugabe chose him out of the entire 23 presidential candidates in Monday's polls. "I hope the choice or the voting which will be done tomorrow... will thrust away the military form of government and bring us back to constitutionality", he said. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government if Democrats Don't Back Immigration Policies

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Trump called for lawmakers to send him a bill that ends the visa lottery system and the policy known as "catch-and-release", meaning detaining undocumented migrants and releasing them into the country while they await a court hearing. A House spending bill for fiscal 2019 proposes $5 billion for the project, while a Senate measure proposes the same amount as 2018. Congress must act on fixing the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world! But leaders said funding for the wall ... Read More »

Dudley MP Ian Austin faces disciplinary action in Labour anti-Semitism row

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All up, Labour is now probing 252 anti-Semitism allegations amongst its membership, elected representatives and the party leader as well as former London Mayor Ken Livingstone. A joint editorial published by The Jewish Chronicle , Jewish News , and Jewish Telegraph , appearing on the front pages of all three papers under the headline "United We Stand", described the Labour Party as the "natural home" for Britain's Jewish community but claimed the party has "seen its values and integrity ... Read More »

3 dead, 7 injured in New Orleans latest mass shooting

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He said they "appeared to have fired indiscriminately" into the crowd but then "stood over one individual and fired multiple rounds". "This is an extremely tragic incident", he told reporters . "We need them to know that they can trust us and come to us". New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement Saturday condemning the shooting, adding "we will dedicate every resource necessary to ending this horror and seeing justice done". Read More »

Vladimir Putin says he has invited Donald Trump to Moscow

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Reporter Kaitlan Collins said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and communications director Bill Shine told her she was banned from a late-afternoon announcement in the Rose Garden involving Trump and European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker a few hours after she sought to question Trump during a press-pool "spray" in the Oval Office. Read More »

Cambodia puts on armed forces display ahead of election

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Holding elections, however, maintains the appearance of democracy and enables the ruling power to claim legitimacy, and also "to receive favorable economic treatment by Western powers, and stay compliant with a 1991 peace accord that ended Cambodia's civil war and mandates 'periodic and genuine elections'". Read More »

Trump Denies He Knew Beforehand of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

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After giving ever-shifting explanations, Trump Jr. eventually admitted that he talked to the Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya after being promised some dirt on Hillary Clinton . President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer has largely stayed out of the spotlight in the months since federal agents raided his office and hotel room and seized scores of records about his work for Trump. Read More »

Powerful quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, 10 killed, houses damaged

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As the quake rattled the island, people were seen running from homes and hotels during the early morning hours as several single-storey houses and taller buildings were damaged to quite an extent. The quake was centred 50km north-east of the city of Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. However, the region remains acutely alert to tremors that might trigger tsunamis. Read More »

Engineer of Ethiopia dam found dead in his auto

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Federal police commissioner Zeynu Jemal said Simegnew was shot in the right side of his head, and a gun was later found nearby. Semegnew Bekele's body was found inside a Toyota Land Cruiser, which had been parked near a busy road at Meskel Square in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Read More »

Israeli Police Arrest Ahed Tamimi Mural Artist Agostino Chirwin

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They were first expected to arrive at a checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank, but there were later indications they would be taken to a crossing at Rantis. Both are to be released Sunday. In Israel, she is seen by many as either as a provocateur, an irritation or a threat to the military's deterrence policy. Read More »

4 magnitude quake in Indonesia kills at least 10

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At least three people have died in the quake so far, and there are reports of widespread damage and destruction to buildings. A 6.4 magnitude quake on Sunday struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination next to Bali , killing ten people and injuring 40 others, Reuters reported quoting government authorities. Read More »

"No Response": WhatsApp Group Fell Silent After Maharashtra Bus Crash

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All the passengers were staffers of Konkan Agriculture University in Ratnagiri and were on their way to the popular tourist destinations of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani on the Mumbai-Goa highway for a weekend picnic. "We have sent a team from Pune with all the necessary rescue materiel", said Sachidanand Gawade, Deputy Commandant, NDRF, Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in a message on Twitter that teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been despatched ... Read More »

Trump is open to visiting Putin in Moscow, White House says

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But Trump's press conference , in which he suggested that he believed Putin's claims that Russian had no involvement in the United States election, sparked anger and frustration even among Republicans. "Be my guest", Putin said at a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa . Since Russia was accused of interfering with the 2016 election, the US has imposed more sanctions. Read More »

Inmate filmed riding on top of moving police auto

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Local news broadcasters report a man being taken to jail , kicked out a back window and climbed on top of a Taylor County Sheriff's patrol vehicle as it traveled down the highway. Wichita and Taylor County deputies responded, and were able to take Estrada into custody as soon as the auto stopped. The entire incident was captured on video shot by Jennifer Mustain and later posted to Facebook. Read More »

Zimbabwe Elections: We will win says opposition MDC

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Elections during Mugabe's 37-year reign were regularly marred by violence, but Zimbabwe's new leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has vowed to hold a peaceful and fair vote. In 2008, Tsvangirai pulled out of the presidential run-off vote after attacks orchestrated by the state and ZANU-PF claimed the lives of at least 200 of his supporters. Read More »

Four Israeli Police Officers Injured in Temple Mount Unrest

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Israeli soldiers have also been using disproportionate force against Palestinians protesting in the Gaza Strip since March. A youth who was shot in Khani Yunis died of his injuries on Sunday morning. The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the USA embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. Read More »

British And Irish Govts To Attend Intergovernmental Conference

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But he rejected the idea that the amendment passed by the Commons barring a customs border in the Irish Sea would make it impossible to agree the EU's backstop plan for Northern Ireland. "You can't have a negotiation on the basis of passing laws in your parliament or introducing amendments in your parliament and then saying, "Sorry, we have no flexibility now", he said. Read More »

Colombian gang puts a $70,000 bounty on Sombra the drug-sniffing dog

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This enemy is known as "Sombra" ( Shadow ), and she's a German shepherd who has discovered up to 10 tonnes of the organization's cocaine , BBC News reported Tuesday. The dog is credited with the arrest of 245 suspects and is a national hero in Colombia, where adults and children often take selfies with their arms wrapped around Sombra's furry neck. Read More »

Mueller is now investigating Trump’s tweets

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is eyeballing derogatory tweets and negative statements made by President Trump about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey as part into his probe into Russian election meddling, a new report said Thursday. Read More »

Wildfire to close part of Yosemite National Park

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Spokesman Scott Gediman says the valley - the heart of the visitor experience at the park - along with a windy, mountainous, 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch of State Route 41 that is part of Yosemite will close beginning Wednesday at noon. More than 3,000 firefighters continue battling the fire, which has scorched almost 53 square miles (137 square kilometers) of timber and brush. The National Weather Service says a widespread heat advisory including the fire area will be in effect Tuesday ... Read More »

What we know about the Trump Tower meeting

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President Putin on Friday announced that he is inviting Trump to visit Moscow for a meeting . "He has this invitation already and I told him about it", according to CNN . However, he said the conditions need to be right for meeting to happen. "In 2021, the New START treaty expires", he said, referring to a nuclear arms control treaty. Read More »

Japan executes 6 more of doomsday cult involved in 1995 sarin attack

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Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep. Five group members used sharpened umbrella tips to puncture plastic bags of sarin on three different subway lines that were scheduled to arrive at Kasumigaseki station within four minutes of each other, according to CNN . Read More »

Taliban Kabul Blast Kills Four Afghan Intelligence Officers

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The NDS convoy was on its way from Maidan Wardak province to the capital Kabul , it added. The attack comes two days after five rockets struck a residential area of Kabul , wounding at least three people. The Vice President had returned to Kabul after an exile of more than one year. As stated by the United Nations, 1692 people have been killed in the first half of 2018 while 3430 people have injured in various instances of violence and terror attacks in Afghanistan. Read More »

US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in second quarter

Trump is predicting that as he renegotiates trade deals, "we're going to go a lot higher than these numbers". With the size of the American economy now surpassing US$20 trillion, GDP expanded by 4.1 per cent in the April-June quarter, making the United States the fastest-growing of advanced countries, according to a government report . Read More »

Putin returns the favor and invites Trump to visit Moscow

I am ready for that. "We need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries", Putin said at a news conference. "Be my guest. He also said that it was in the interests of Russian Federation and the U.S. to extend arms control treaties. He has a desire to have further meetings, to hold further meetings. Read More »

Greece in mourning as wildfires death toll rises to 81

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The majority of the dead were found in the resort of Mati , 25 miles east of the capital, where horrified rescuers found the burnt remains of families huddled together near a cliff. Greek firefighters say that at least 74 people were killed in wildfires in the country's Attica region, which includes Athens , as a summer heatwave has increased the risk of blazes across Europe. Read More »

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 »