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Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan's anti-graft body

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After ECP decides about no. of seats of each single political party in the national and provincial assemblies, it will then notify winning candidates from held seats. He vowed, "I will take decisions based on merit and for the betterment of the people. The first phase of my 22-year-old struggle is completed", apparently referring to the setting up of the party by him in 1996. Read More »

Incredible 'firenado' pierces the sky as firefighters battle factory inferno

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Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility. The column of fire forms when eddies caused by the blaze lead to a powerful rotating updraft. A massive fire sparked a "firenado" in the English Midlands on Tuesday. The factory fire engulfed thousands of stacked plastic pallets and spread to a small site building and a number of fork-lift trucks. Read More »

Four dead after shooting in Canada

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It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences via Twitter , and said that the government is " following the situation closely ". CBC reported that police evacuated an apartment block near the man's house shortly after 9 am. It is not yet clear whether police are searching for any other suspects at this time. Read More »

Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

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A recording of a fundraising event with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) reveals why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hasn't yet been impeached despite so many Republicans calling for the action - and what they're waiting for. Nunes told the crowd at the fundraiser that he personally had called for Rosenstein's impeachment, but that it had to be delayed in order to keep the Senate on track with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Russia Considers Retaliation For 'Categorically Unacceptable' New U.S. Sanctions

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She accused Washington of picking the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, as a "contrived excuse" for sanctions . Months later, two residents of a nearby town with no ties to Russian Federation were also poisoned by the deadly toxin. The White House said Trump provided " a letter of introduction" at Paul's request, and that the president "mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President ... Read More »

North Korea slams USA for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks

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White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday North Korea has done little to denuclearize, almost two months after the country's leader, Kim Jong Un , met with President Donald Trump . Earlier this month, August 3, the U.S. mission to the UN submitted proposals to the UN Security Council suggesting new sanctions against North Korea. Read More »

Malaysia ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

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Najib, 65, who looked calm, only said, "understood" after the three charges were read out to him one by one by a court interpreter before Judge Azura Alwi. His case was being transferred to another court for a plea to be taken. The then attorney general - who had ties to Najib's party - cleared the leader of wrongdoing, and said that the money had been a donation from the Saudi royal family. Read More »

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza Strip

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The deaths of two of its fighters could trigger an escalation between Hamas and Israel. The incident came after Egyptian-brokered talk to achieve cease-fire between Israel and Hamas reached an impasse. Israel's security cabinet discussed the proposal on Sunday, but afterwards ministers said only that the Israeli military was "prepared for any scenario". Read More »

Saudi Arabia to suspend Toronto flights as spat with Canada continues

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Officials said they would cover cancellation fees, issue refunds and find alternative flights for stranded travellers, according to a story on the CBC National website. "We can't do it for them", said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert . "We stand by what we have said", she said Monday. A number of countries in the region have defended Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Deadly Lombok quake rattles tourists in Bali

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There was two more strong secondary quakes and more than 60 aftershocks . The National Disaster Mitigation Agency placed Sunday's death toll at 82, more than doubling its earlier figure of 32. Many people in the area, including American model Chrissy Teigen, took to Twitter to say they felt shaking and trembling. "They're doing an fantastic job at the same as we're trying to evacuate hundreds of stranded tourists back to the mainland", she said. Read More »

Indonesia hit by powerful aftershock days after 319 died in quake

The death toll from the 6.9-magnitude quake has risen to 347, and is expected to be higher once all the bodies can be counted, according to the state-run Antara news agency. Tens of thousands are now sleeping out in the open or in the ruins of their homes. "It is already clear that Sunday's natural disaster was exceptionally destructive ", Christopher Rassi, the head of a Red Cross assessment team on Lombok, said in a statement. Read More »

Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes

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Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by the Huthis on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others, the coalition said. "The coalition will take all necessary measures against the terrorist, criminal acts of the terrorist Iranian-Houthi militia, such as recruiting child soldiers, throwing them in battlefields and using them as tools and covers to their terrorist acts", Col Al Malki said. Read More »

Video shows breaching great white shark startle researcher

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The video shows the shark suddenly fly out of the water, headed straight for the researcher's feet, sending him jumping backward. Breaching is when a shark launches itself out of the water, usually when it's hunting, in an effort to catch fast-moving prey, according to the Smithsonian Institution. Read More »

Boris Johnson's 'totally disgraceful' burka remarks condemned by community

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Giving evidence to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr Johnson said Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been "training journalists" at the time of her arrest, even though she maintained she was on holiday. Tory peer Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, a former party chair and diplomat, accused Johnson of adopting the "dog-whistle" tactics of right-wing firebrand Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former top aide. Read More »

US Space Force: America to 'establish space dominance' by 2020

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The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for a future Space Force , moving closer to an order from President Trump earlier this summer to create a sixth branch of the armed forces. For the Air Force, the realignment could mean surrendering control of existing space assets, satellites, launch sites and other ground operations to the new command. Read More »

Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs

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The judge's comments came in response to a written filing by prosecutors on the eighth day of Manafort's trial on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. "After all the lies you've told and fraud you've committed, you expect this jury to believe you?" In an aggressive cross-examination on Tuesday, Manafort's lead attorney Downing said to Gates: "You stole from Mr. Read More »

Russian Federation warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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Ten years have passed since August 2008, but the conflict is still unresolved. Russian Federation has strengthened its military presence in both regions and recognized them as independent states. The two Baltic nations and Poland stressed that they are striving to make Georgia and Ukraine members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The guests will also visit the conflict line and meet with Georgian president, PM and speaker of parliament. Read More »

Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

The death toll from Monday's 6.9 magnitude quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen dramatically overnight to 347, with state-run news agency Antara issuing the new figure. People in Bali, an island 93 miles from Lombok, also reported feeling the quake. Authorities are gathering information from family members with missing relatives to determine how many more people may have been in the buildings when they collapsed, national search and rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif told ... Read More »

Gator grad: Aggie takes graduation photos with 14-foot alligator

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Gator Country is the largest alligator adventure park and sanctuary in Southeast Texas , housing over 450 American alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles. The aspiring zookeeper graduates next week and is already looking forward to the next opportunity to visit Big Tex. "We're gentle with him". Her graduation snaps (!) were taken by Gator Rescue boss Arlie Hammons, who waded into Tex's pool to get the flawless shot. Read More »

Manafort defence attorneys rip into star prosecution witness

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Mr Gates, the prosecution's star witness , recounted how he and Mr Manafort used offshore shell companies and bank accounts in Cyprus to funnel the money, all while failing to declare the income to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). On Tuesday , Gates was forced to answer questions about past infidelity, his embezzlement and what Manafort had directed him to do while in his employment. Read More »

Baby among three killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

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A Palestinian was killed in northern Gaza, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed targeting sites across the strip, the Gazan health ministry said. The gathering had raised hopes a deal for a lasting truce with Israel, with the backing of Egypt and the United Nations. The push for a long-term ceasefire agreement follows months of clashes between Israel and Hamas, marked by a surge in cross-border arson attacks, rocket fire, and violent clashes which brought the sides to the brink of ... Read More »

Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia natural disaster

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A strong quake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Thursday (Aug 9), causing some buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the Southeast Asian nation's meteorology and geophysics agency. "The corpses are starting to smell and we believe some people buried are still alive - that's why it's a critical time", Nugroho said. Tens of thousands of homes , businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday. Read More »

Britain 'Ready To Ask' Russia To Extradite Suspects In Skripal Poisonings

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The Times newspaper alleged in reports that detectives from the Metropolitan Police in London are understood to be confident they have identified the would-be assassins who used a perfume bottle containing the deadly poison novichok in their unsuccessful attempt to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, aged 33, in March. Read More »

'Hamas' Seeks ‘Progressive’ Deal for Calm in Gaza

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Palestinians in Gaza have been flying balloons and kites carrying incendiary devices across the border into Israel, starting hundreds of fires. According to medical sources, one of the wounded was a boy. Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has groaned under a crippling Israeli blockade that continues to deprive its inhabitants of many essential commodities, including food, fuel, medicine and building materials. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

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There has been no indication that a Putin-Paul meeting will take place. Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had planned this Russian Federation trip before the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland last month, the source said. Read More »

U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation for nerve attack in UK

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The Skripals fell unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, Wilts, on March 4 after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent determined to be Novichok. Russia's embassy in London said they had not received any extradition requests over allegations any of its citizens were involved in the novichok poisonings. Read More »

Suspected Russian spy reportedly worked for years at U.S. embassy in Moscow

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The woman, a Russian national, worked for the US Secret Service for years before she came under suspicion during one of the State Department regional security office's routine security reviews in 2016, the official said. "At no time, in any U.S. Secret Service office, have FSNs been provided or placed in a position to obtain national security information". "The Secret Service is trying to hide the breach by firing [her]", a source told the British newspaper. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul invites Russian lawmakers to Washington

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Paul's trip comes amid fresh anxiety in Congress over warnings from US intelligence that Russian Federation is seeking to influence the midterm elections using similar tactics, such as social media campaigns, as in 2016. President Trump's similar invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin was met with concern from members of Congress. U.S. intelligence leaders all agree that the Russian threat to American elections, especially the upcoming midterms, are serious and ongoing. Read More »

Russia: Saudi Arabia has right to reject Canada's interference

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Further straining ties, the Saudi central bank has instructed its overseas asset managers to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings "no matter the cost", the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The Canadian dollar plunged on the report, before traders realized the limited scope of the moves. Canada's main stock index closed lower Tuesday, with the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closing down 133.94 points at 16,286.30 in a broad-based decline. Read More »

Head of Syrian regime research centre killed

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An insurgent group calling itself the Abu Amara Brigades claimed responsibility for the operation. Syrian officials accused Israeli intelligence of carrying out the assassination. As reported TASS, the center has twice been bombed by the Israeli air force, which operated out of Lebanese airspace. The activist-run Suwayda 24 Facebook group said 19-year-old Muhanad Thouqan Abou Ammar was killed by the militants on Thursday. Read More »

Alex Jones ‘patriots’ rush to App Store to download Infowars app

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Facebook said Jones violated its hate speech policies, adding that the pages were taken down for "glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies". Read More »

Loving GOP congressman gets arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on securities fraud charges

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Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Attorneys representing Collins released the following statement on Wednesday: "We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in Court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name". Read More »