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11 kids removed from New Mexico compound

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Taos County Sheriff's officials said the youngsters, ranging in age from one to 15, were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia, 145 miles (233km) north-east of Albuquerque and in an isolated high-desert area near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Read More »

VENEZUELA: President Survives Assassination Attempt, Blames Colombia And US Expats In Florida

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He said it was "a crime of terrorism and assassination" and that the "material and intellectual authors inside and outside the country" had been identified, with further arrests "in the coming hours" possible. "If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of USA criminal law, we will take a serious look at it", he added. Read More »

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy

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The Saudi foreign ministry slammed the Canadian statement , signalling its growing irritation over Western criticism of the kingdom's poor human rights record. "These courageous women represented the last vestiges of the human rights community in the country, and now they too have been detained", Amnesty International's Middle East research director Lynn Maalouf said in a statement. Read More »

Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James

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You know?" said James, who on Monday opened an elementary school for at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio . President Trump slammed LeBron James this weekend, questioning the National Basketball Association great's intellectual prowess - but first lady Melania Trump had nicer things to say about the newly minted L.A. Read More »

China threatens new tariffs on 60 billion dollar worth of USA goods

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Tariffs of 2,3 percent hardly represent a tariff war, let alone a trade war . Ford and General Motors lowered profit forecasts for 2018, citing higher steel and aluminium prices caused by new United States tariffs. Finally, when it comes to what China does, look no further than the Yuan, whose sharp devaluation started in mid-June, when Trump formally launched the trade war, announcing that new tariffs on $50BN in Chinese products will come into effect, followed just days later with ... Read More »

Trump appears to change his story about meeting

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He's the "Bad Idea Jeans" of presidents". Last week, CNN reported that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed that the president did know about the meeting in advance, and that he was willing to tell the Mueller investigation about it. Read More »

'A Jacket for Every Treason': Internet Mocks Paul Manafort’s $15,000 Ostrich Coat

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Defense attorneys have sought to cast Manafort as a dupe of his business partner, Gates, who was accused in the same indictment as Manafort and has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutor Greg Andres said it is the government's "intention to call Rick Gates as a witness" at some point in the trial. Ms Laporta, the 14th witness to testify for the prosecution, was the most damaging yet for Mr Manafort in the first trial arising from Special ... Read More »

UN Yemen envoy to invite warring parties to Geneva on Sept

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With logistical support from the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have carried out attacks inside Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate the internationally recognised government of President Abu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. "Nothing can justify this loss of life". The official spokesman for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said that the Iran-backed Houthi militias had perpetrated the killing of civilians in Hodeidah on Thursday, denying ... Read More »

Led by Druze, thousands protest Israel's nation-state law

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Holding colourful Druze flags alongside Israeli ones, protesters at Saturday's demonstration, estimated by local media at over 50,000, chanted " equality ", AFP reported. Yat Salamy, 53, a Druze teacher, said the law undermined Israel's character as a cosmopolitan country. While addressing the protesters, Israeli Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muafak Tarif said that the argued that the new legislation makes them second-class citizens. Read More »

Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate

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At a news conference held before the public rally, leaders celebrated what they call a "unified" ticket in November, all promising to throw their support behind Rep. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. He ran ads saying attacking him isn't what a leader does and some people will say or do anything to get elected. Read More »

Seventh person dies as northern California wildfires spread

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Fire crews from Australia and New Zealand are heading to California to aid in the massive battle against wildfires , according to Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott. Two blazes collectively called the Mendocino Complex burnt in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties, about 145 km north of San Francisco . However, most evacuations were lifted by Saturday in and around Redding, where armies of firefighters and fleets of aircraft continue battling an enormous blaze about 100 miles south of the OR ... Read More »

118 escaped goats graze in Idaho neighborhood

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Animal control responded, but with only one truck. " Goats are great escape artists, and I guess they made a decision to go on an adventure today", Gabica said. "We prefer to do jobs that require at least 100 goats ", according to the We Rent Goats website. "It's rare that this many would get out, but they would definitely follow each other". Read More »

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Indonesia`s Lombok island, tsunami warning issued

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The tremble came a week after a magnitude-6.4 quake killed 14 people on the tourist island. Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains. The latest quake, which triggered a brief tsunami warning, also shook neighboring Bali island. Members of a Singapore delegation in Lombok, Indonesia, for a security conference are safe after Sunday's magnitude 7.0 quake, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Read More »

Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say

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The area, which includes a glacier, is popular with hikers. Police said Sunday they have now determined that all 20 people on board the plane, including its three crew members, died. The plane appeared to have hit the ground almost-vertically and at high speed, said Daniel Knecht of the Swiss transportation safety investigation board. Read More »

Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle

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She chose to leave the shopping centre. "During the fight her niqab came off, but by the time we arrived she had put it back on again", Mr Borchersen said. If they do not comply with police orders, they will be handed a fine and sent home. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban for violation of women's rights, while supporters argue the ban enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society. Read More »

Suspect In Houston Slaying Kills Himself As Police Close In

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The police chief said Pappas held a longtime grudge against the cardiologist, who had operated on his mother more than 20 years ago. "And once again, it involved heroic acts by frontline officers of the Houston Police Department, which has my gratitude for how it has handled this case and so many others". Read More »

Soldier rescued after surviving week on freezing mountain

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A spokesman believed the man had equipped himself lightly for a fast climb and return, which was "common practice". The rescue couldn't be done right away since the extreme weather prevented them from reaching the area. Snow is at 1200m and the party is now at about 2300m up Mt Aspiring. "The pilots did an incredible job to fly in and out, despite the low cloud, " Mr Roberts said. Read More »

Venezuela's President Maduro Survives Military Parade Attack

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Soldiers lined up for the event broke ranks, and the transmission of the event abruptly ended. "We are going to bet for the good of our country", Maduro declared triumphantly. Firefighters at the scene were disputing the government's account, AP said. Venezuela's government routinely accuses opposition activists of plotting to attack and overthrow Maduro, a deeply unpopular leader who was recently elected to a new term in office in a vote decried by dozens of nations. Read More »

Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills 18

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There were 15 passengers and three crew aboard, the airline said. "It crashed 2 km to the south of the airport, immediately after takeoff", he said. A spokesman for an emergency team set up to eliminate the aftermaths of the accident told TASS two flight recorders had been found at the site of the crash. Read More »

Trump Vents Rage at Koch Brothers Again

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More recently, however, it has been sharply critical of his actions on trade issues and immigration. The pair have championed free trade and have launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose Trump's tariffs, which have targeted China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, among others. Read More »

Judge speaks out after ordering man's mouth taped shut during sentencing

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In the end, Williams, who was convicted of aggravated robbery, kidnapping, theft, misuse of credit cards and having weapons under a disability, was handed a 24-year prison sentence. "At this point I'm going to hear from your lawyers and that means zip it. that means zip it right now. does that make sense?" the judge asked Williams. Read More »

Fire Whirl in Carr Fire Reached 143 miles per hour

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The rotating column of fire was spotted on July 26 as the fire near Redding took on a life of its own. The two Mendocino Complex fires cover 95,000 acres in Mendocino and Lake counties. A Department of Forestry and Fire Protection preliminary report says each earlier slip alone qualified as a "near miss" warning that the century-old mining trail could collapse. Read More »

Pope Francis declares death penalty unacceptable

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Here in Louisiana, there's been a debate about the death penalty in recent weeks, after a federal judge approved a one-year extension to an order that has prevented the state from carrying out executions. The attitudes of Catholics mirror those of the United States, with 53 per cent favouring the death penalty . Among Catholics, the survey found that 53% of Catholics favor capital punishment, while 42% oppose it. Read More »

Iran, ASEAN ink friendship, cooperation treaty

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On the sidelines of the event, Zarif held separate meetings with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as well as his Philippine, Japanese and Turkish counterparts for talks on bilateral ties as well as regional and worldwide issues, including the Iran nuclear agreement. Read More »

China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement on Wednesday that Trump directed the increase from the previously proposed duty because China has refused to meet U.S. The new list includes products as varied as snow blowers and 3-D printers, suggesting Chinese authorities are struggling to find enough imports their own economy can do without. Read More »

Man Taunts Bison in Yellowstone National Park

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At first, it appears as if the man is trying to encourage the large animal to move to the side of the road by yelling at it. As you might imagine, eventually the bison charges at him, and while he narrowly avoids getting hit, the footage has still landed him in hot water. Read More »

Former White House aide predicts showdown over border wall in December

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He doubled down on Monday during a joint-news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House . "We need border security". It might not help him. "We may have to do some pretty drastic things, but we're going to get it", Trump told an enthusiastic crowd at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, where he was stumping for Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Read More »

Donald Trump's tweet on Muller probe 'opinion not order': White House

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Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, faces 18 counts of bank and tax fraud charges . The most inflammatory of Trump's tweets said, "This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". Read More »

Police say woman in Kearney was not missing Iowa student

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A possible clue may have surfaced as a search crew combed through a hog farm in Iowa on Thursday afternoon while looking for any clues to lead them to missing University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts . Authorities, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, have scoured swaths of land in Brooklyn and the surrounding Poweshiek County in the search for Tibbetts. Read More »