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Koreas' Kim and Moon to meet again as Trump nuclear agenda sidelined

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Kim Jong un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang , as the North Korean leader reaffirmed his commitment towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Chung said Kim had stressed the need for the United States to reciprocate North Korea's initial moves, which have included dismantling a nuclear test site and a missile engine facility. Read More »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 377, Decriminalizes Homosexualtiy

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Even as Britain has come up with laws which uphold the rights of the members of the LGBTQ community, India is still battling to understand its constitutional validity. Section 377 verdict reactions LIVE updates: On July 17, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict after hearing various stakeholders for four days, including gay rights activists. Read More »

Paraguay backtracks months after moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem

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Paraguay had been the third country after the United States and Guatemala to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a controversial move seen by critics as recognition of the holy city as the exclusive capital of Israel. Abdo took office last month and belongs to the same conservative party as his predecessor Horacio Cartes, who inaugurated Paraguay's new embassy in Jerusalem in May. Read More »

Strong quake strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

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Around 3 million houses were left without power in Hokkaido after the quake caused thermal power plants in the prefecture to shut down. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "there is no tsunami threat from this natural disaster". Read More »

Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president

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His aircraft landed two hours late after a flight that took him over the airspace of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Establishing a direct air connection between Israel and the Philippines is in discussion. I shall seek to reaffirm the ties between our peoples made more significant by a meaningful shared history ", Duterte said in a departure speech at Manila's worldwide airport. Read More »

Trump Warns Assad on Idlib "Reckless Attacks"

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Trump tweeted . Iran called for militants to be "cleaned out" of Idlib , as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russian Federation about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Assad. "Just to speak out with some warnings, without taking into account the very unsafe, negative potential for the whole situation in Syria, is probably not a full, comprehensive approach", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press conference in the capital Moscow . Read More »

Russia: Military action in Syria precisely targeted

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Trump's lack of a Syria strategy in sharp relief. Friday's summit in Tehran between key power brokers Erdogan, Putin and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is expected to determine the scope and timing of any assault on Idlib. In a move long sought by Turkey, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies agreed in June to implement a roadmap for the northern Syrian city of Manbij, where Ankara had threatened to push its ground offensive despite the United States troops stationed there. Read More »

Democrats look to midterms after bruising primary fights

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Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano has conceded defeat to Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley in the MA primary for his US House seat Tuesday, the latest upset to rock the Democratic Party and showcase a restive base eager for change. "This is a fight for the soul of our party". Zakim had influential supporters, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and US Rep. Seth Moulton. "The problems is nothing is getting done and the Republicans are in charge because the Democrats didn't deliver on ... Read More »

Forget 'Crazytown' - Trump is turning Washington DC into a 'real s--thole'

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Woodward, an associate editor at the Post , rose to stardom with his coverage of the Watergate break-in that brought down President Richard Nixon. They are quoted as calling him an "idiot" and a "liar". I would've spoken to you. Mr Woodward, who gained fame for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, talked to top aides for the book with the understanding that he would not reveal how he got his information, the Washington Post said. Read More »

US Embassy In Cairo Resumes Operations Following Bomb Scare

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The heavily fortified U.S. embassy is near numerous other diplomatic missions in the Egyptian capital. Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident. The streets around the embassy have for decades been heavily policed, with concrete barriers blocking vehicular traffic in its immediate vicinity. The embassy returned to normal business shortly after. Read More »

UK Labour Party accepts full definition of anti-Semitism

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They will be balloted on whether to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition and 11 examples of antisemitism in full. Labour MPs are set to vote on binding the worldwide definition of antisemitism closer to the party, amid a backlash against party leader Jeremy Corbyn . Read More »

US Service Member Killed in Insider Attack

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The statement did not describe the circumstances of the attack or give a location beyond saying that it occurred in eastern Afghanistan on September 3. We can not afford to be complacent". Currently, there are about 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, providing the main component of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission there to support and train local forces. Read More »

One dead, 19 hurt as bridge collapses in Kolkata

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State minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said she has heard about the death of five persons but it is yet to be confirmed. Till late on Tuesday evening, rescue workers were trying to crawl through the narrow gaps in the debris to rescue those trapped underneath. Read More »

Founder of Haqqani network dies in Afghanistan, Taliban say

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Haqqani was the second most important figure in the Taliban and was even been credited with introducing suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Since 2012, the Haqqani Network has emerged as a major point of focus for the United States in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region though the group had worked since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to counter the United States. Read More »

Emirates cancels all flights to Japan's Kansai airport

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The damage to one of the busiest airports in Japan - frequented by visitors to cities in the Kansai area such as Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe - could affect the country's tourism boom. Bullet train services have been reduced, while local schools and Universal Studios Japan, a theme park near Osaka, were closed for the day. Many people were injured in western and central Japan due mainly to strong winds. Read More »

Japan braces for 'very strong' typhoon

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Evacuation advisories were issued for more than 1 million people as the wind and rain began picking up, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Japan's weather has been extreme in the past few months, with record breaking heat as well as the devastating floods and landslides, while Typhoon Cimarron passed over western Japan within the last two weeks. Read More »

Father, 3 Children Dead After Kayak Capsizes In Lake Superior

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While attempting to swim to Michigan Island, Mews became separated from her husband and their children, ages 3, 6 and 9, in the choppy waters of Lake Superior, according to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, which aided in the rescue. It was from Cari Mews, who had been submerged in 60-degree water for almost six hours. "She was holding what was possibly a cell phone light", US Coast Guard spokesman Alan Haraf told CNN . Read More »

Cops identify mom who brought baby on high-speed chase

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But officers pulled up just as she was trying to hijack the vehicle and pulled her out and forced her to the ground. Police separated the woman from her child after placing her under arrest. Troopers say the woman, who was wanted on warrants, drove off after they tried to stop her. According to KSAT.com, the pursuit happened June 15 near Lackland air Force Base. Read More »

President Responds to Trump Bashing at McCain Funeral

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The Vietnam P.O.W. turned maverick politician died August 25 at 81 after a battle with brain cancer. The procession was carefully designed by McCain as a final call to arms to a nation he feared was at risk of losing its civility and sense of shared objective. Read More »

Two missing and 13 injured as United States boats collide on Colorado River

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Labor Day Weekend fun turned into a nightmare when a Hallet boat occupied by 10 people and a Sleek Craft boat that carried six passengers collided at Pirate Cove Marina. The cause of the crash is being investigated by Mohave County authorities. Law enforcement responds to a boating crash on the Colorado River. The search resumed Sunday, but authorities said the toll of missing had risen. Read More »

Fake photos in Myanmar army's "True News" book on the Rohingya crisis

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But China and Russian Federation, which as permanent members of the Security Council have veto powers, have said they prefer "dialogue" with the Myanmar leadership to resolve the conflict. The latest crisis began with attacks by an underground Rohingya insurgent group on Myanmar security personnel last August in northern Rakhine State . Read More »

Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years for Possessing ‘Official Secrets’

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The Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested and detained in December over accusations that they possessed secret official files but they maintained that they had been framed. The two journalists were being tried since 2017 for breaching Myanmar's Official Secrets Act while investigating violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Read More »

Amber Alert issued after armed men take Milwaukee girl

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The search continues for a 2-year-old boy for whom an Amber Alert was issued Sunday. "He is handsome, he's a handsome little boy, he is playful, he is loving, he is a good child", said Lorie Moore, Jordan's great grandmother, who told police she is suspicious of the mother's story. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row

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The former Prime Minister made the plea ahead of a meeting this week of Labour's ruling National Executive Committee on whether to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance declaration (IHRA). Commenters on the event's Facebook page pointed out the irony of the panelists, especially the Jewish ones, defending Corbyn from anti-Semitism charges on the day when most Jews will be in synagogue. Read More »

Malaysian women caned for attempting lesbian sex in auto

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Muslim activist Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa today condemned the public caning of two women in Terengganu for attempting same-sex relations, calling it a sign that Malaysia is "regressing to the Middle Ages". Thilaga Sulathireh, from the group Justice for Sisters who witnessed the caning, said she was shocked by the public spectacle. Muslims are bound by Sharia - or Islamic - law on personal matters like marriage and custody rights, while members of other faiths follow civil law. Read More »

Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

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The confirmation hearings are set to start on Tuesday and will go through the week. In all, 267,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents from his years as a Bush aide are being made public. Trump's decision "to step in at the last moment and hide 100,000 pages of Judge Kavanaugh's records from the American public is not only unprecedented in the history of Supreme Court nominations, it has all the makings of a cover-up", Schumer said in a statement on Saturday. Read More »

Turkey calls US 'wild wolves', vows to abandon dollar in trade

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Erdogan said he didn't want a return to the poor bilateral ties after the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey that Ankara blamed on the US -based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denied any involvement in the plot. Erdogan, however, said that they will continue to pay into the program. We will not give up. "Turkey needs the S-400 missiles and the deal is done". Read More »

Ugandan opposition lawmaker heads to USA for medical treatment

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He posted a photo of himself in an airport corridor, sitting in a wheelchair and holding crutches, though it was not clear which city he was in. He was taken to the governent's Kiruddu General Hospital in Kampala , where, the MP's global lawyer Robert Amsterdam said he had locked himself in a room with his wife and refused access to army doctors. Read More »