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Australia may also recognize East Jerusalem as future Palestinian capital

Morrison added, recognizing the new capital could improve relations in the region as there has not been significant progress between Israel and Palestine in recent years. Israel regards all of the city - including the eastern sector it annexed after the 1967 Middle East war - as its capital while the Palestinians, with broad global backing, want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state they hope to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Read More »

British mountain biker 'shot dead by hunter' in French Alps

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Hunting accidents have been a longstanding concern for residents in the area where Sutton was killed, and a number of groups have formed asking the local government to create substantial regulatory changes. Friends described him as an avid outdoorsman who was often snowboarding and mountain-biking in the popular Alps area. Mr Sutton's death is the latest in a series of fatal shootings involving hunters in France in the past year. Read More »

Trump Visits Areas Slammed By Hurricane Michael

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are touring parts of Florida and Georgia that have been devastated by Hurricane Michael , as hundreds of thousands of residents remain without electricity and a long, slow recovery effort is underway. Read More »

UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks

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His statement comes ahead of a week in which British Prime Minister Theresa May will be taking her proposal for a Brexit deal to an European Union summit in Brussels . Merkel said Germany wants an orderly departure of Britain from the bloc "but not at any price". Sources in the British government have said the likelihood of reaching an agreement is slim, or would amount to a last-minute deal, the Guardian reported on Monday. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

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Hillary Clinton has said her husband Bill Clinton was right to not resign from the USA presidency in the wake of the scandal. One of the allegations against Clinton is that he raped a woman in 1970s. "The power imbalance is too great". The former secretary of state said of the subsequent investigation into her husband, "I believe, came out in the right place". Read More »

Man takes woman hostage in train station

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Several heavily armed officers from a special response unit were seen immediately afterwards running across the Breslauer Platz square, on the opposite side of the tracks from the city's famous twin-spired cathedral. There are unconfirmed reports that some shots were fired. "Police commandos were deployed and the busy railway station was closed off to all passengers and trains". Read More »

Warren To Trump: Time To Pay Up

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The test was analyzed by Stanford University Professor Carlos Bustamante , who teaches a course on Biomedical Data Science. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention. "Send them your $1M check, @ realDonaldTrump ", Warren added. That would seem to fit the story that Warren's parents told their children about their maternal great-great-great-grandmother. Read More »

There's a New Royal Baby On the Way

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The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are expecting a child Kensington Palace confirmed on Monday. Rumours swirled that Meghan was pregnant after the ceremony - as she attended the wedding wearing a blue coat which remained buttoned up throughout the ceremony. Read More »

Turkey and Saudi Arabia to jointly inspect consulate in disappearance row

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A Turkish official told Reuters on Sunday that the Saudis had said they would allow the consulate to be searched, and that this would happen by the end of the weekend, though he conceded to "flexibility on this date". The foreign minister of the neighboring island kingdom of Bahrain, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, tweeted Sunday night that there should be a boycott of the ride-hailing app both there and in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Trump On Mattis: 'He's Sort Of A Democrat,' 'He May Leave'

In an excerpt released from Trump's 60 Minutes interview, Leslie Stahl asked him about the long running reports that the White House is in chaos. Mattis has a dim view of journalism about inside-the-beltway politics in Washington , using the word "fiction" to describe Woodward's book and similar reporting about closed-door conversations among US national security leaders. Read More »

Florida officials fear Michael's death toll will keep rising

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Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael , which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies. "Everybody just needs to help each other right now", Scott said after meeting with emergency responders in the Panama City area. By one count, state officials said, 285 people in Mexico Beach defied mandatory evacuation orders and stayed behind. Read More »

Taliban kills Afghan soldiers in attacks on army posts

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The U.S. State Department has said only that Khalilzad has had "a number of meetings with a wide range of stakeholders as part of his trip to explore how best to reach a negotiated settlement" to the war in Afghanistan. He said Khalilzad's meeting, set for last month, was delayed because United States officials had insisted that President Ghani's government be represented in the talks and the issue of occupation removed from the agenda - conditions that were opposed by the Taliban. Read More »

O'Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

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Not counting the $22 million take of Florida governor Rick Scott earlier this year ($14 million of which came from his own personal funds), the previous record-holder was Republican Rick Lazio , who in 2000 raised almost $22 million in a single quarter when running for a NY senate seat against Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Trump 'demanding' answers from Saudis on Jamal Khashoggi case

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Turkish officials said they had concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying they think he might have been dismembered . She said Saudi authorities have not contacted her. "If you want to lose Saudi Arabia as an ally, be careful what you wish for", Graham said in 2016. Read More »

President Trump On Khashoggi Disappearance: "Severe Punishment" If Saudis Involved

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Trump has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and is under worldwide and domestic pressure to help determine what happened to Khashoggi and punish Saudi Arabia if investigations show its government had him killed. "There's a lot at stake, a lot at stake. I think we have to stand up to them and have to say that the current behaviour is unacceptable". Amid growing concern over Khashoggi's fate, French President Emmanuel Macron said the country wanted to know "the whole truth" about the ... Read More »

Chinese official charged with espionage against aviation companies

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We will not tolerate a nation that reaps what it does not sow", he said. Yanjin Xu, a senior operative with China's Minister of State Security, was arrested in Belgium on April 1 and extradited to the US on Tuesday, the release said. Xu recruited the experts to travel to China, often under the guise of asking them to deliver a university presentation and passing himself off as an official with the Jiangsu Science and Technology Promotion Association [JAST]. Read More »

Boris Johnson calls for PM May to ditch Brexit border backstop

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However, he says there are still some big differences left to resolve. "So process is a lot more positive this week - substance still very challenging". Negotiators are looking for creative wording to square that circle. "There will be a flurry of calls over the weekend between ministers", they said. Read More »

Israel detains United States student for supporting Palestine

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She is to remain in detention until the court delivers its written verdict in the coming days. "I have said this in the past and I will repeat it again: The policy that is being implemented now is clearly causing us political damage, so the officials responsible for its enforcement must carefully examine whether Lara Alqasem really does support BDS ", Oren said in a statement. Read More »

11 infant bodies found hidden in former funeral home ceiling in Detroit

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The State of MI closed down Cantrell Funeral Home , located at the city's east side, six months ago. WDIV said that Detroit police have ordered an entire building search to ensure there are no additional bodies inside. The face of a third was covered with odd fluid. Det. Lt. Burt also said detectives looking into the discovery are hoping to speak to the former owner of the funeral home and have not ruled out that other staff members may have known about the hidden bodies. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: 'Civility can start again' when Democrats run Congress

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Republicans only respect strength and Democrats can only afford civility if they win in the upcoming midterms, Hillary Clinton has argued against the backdrop of increasingly violent USA politics. "That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again". "What was done last night in the White House was a political rally", the former secretary of state said. Read More »

At least eight climbers killed on Nepal peak

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A rescue helicopter at the scene confirmed seeing eight bodies in the ruins of the camp, but was unable to stay due to bad weather conditions. The remote area is hard to reach by foot, he said, and locals are still looking for two other climbers who are missing after the overnight storm. Read More »

Death toll from Indonesia quake reaches 2,088

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The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last month, killing more than 2,000 people. Possibly 5,000 people were buried in places where the quake caused liquefaction, a phenomenon where wet soil weakens and collapses, becoming mud that sucks houses and everything else into the ground in a quicksand-like effect. Read More »

Israeli forces kill six Palestinians during Gaza protests

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The Israeli army said five were shot dead after breaking through the border fence and attacking an army post. Gaza's health ministry said late on Friday that a seventh Palestinian was killed. The Palestinian deaths bring to around 200 the number of Gazans killed since the border protests began on March 30, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. Read More »

India elected to UNHRC for the 5th time

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Outgoing DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed the development, after worldwide group Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for the United Nations body to reject the Philippines' re-election bid. In contrast, the UN Human Rights Watch Director did make an exception for India, by not naming India, despite calling it a ridiculous vote. The Philippines will join at a time when President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left more than 4,800 mostly poor suspects dead in clashes with police, ... Read More »

Former Mayor Bloomberg Rejoins Democratic Party As He Considers 2020 Run

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Today, he released a picture of himself filling out his registration form and warning about threats to the Constitution that require checks and balances. In a post on his Instagram account, Bloomberg revealed he is officially part of the Democratic Party again. "It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican - things like choice, so numerous issues, I'm just way away from where the Republican Party is today", he told the Times. Read More »

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

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During a recent press conference, the city's police chief Lazaro Mambosasa went on to reveal that the kidnappers "shot into the air" before forcing Dewji into a auto. According to eyewitnesses, unknown men arrived in two vehicles and parked at the hotel before Mr Dewji got there. "Three people have already been arrested but we can't divulge their identity for the moment", he said. Read More »

China region gives legal basis for internment camps for Muslims:The Asahi Shimbun

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China over the past few months has faced flak over its counter-terrorism policies in Xinjiang, which included creating internment camps in which up to a million Uyghur Muslims were detained and subjected to ideological reorientation. The ruling Communist Party has used the excuse of potential Islamic threats, "extremism" and ethnic riots to crack down on the local population in Xinjiang. Read More »

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major quake strikes Papua New Guinea

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Both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The official said there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake but these typically took several hours to reach the capital after a major shake. Read More »

Michael, Now Post-Tropical Storm, Batters Tri-State With Rain, Wind

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In Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach, buildings were crushed and boats were scattered around. The hospital was evacuating 130 patients as it faced challenges of running on generators after the storm knocked out power, ripped off part of its roof and smashed windows, a spokesman for the hospital's owner HCA Healthcare said in an email. Read More »

Brexit: PM's compromises a 'concern' for cabinet ministers

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It is understood that cabinet ministers Liam Fox, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Jeremy Hunt expressed concerns. The Guardian said House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom was also concerned about May's reported plan to accept keeping Britain in the EU customs union for an indefinite period after it withdraws. Read More »

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Wuerl amid abuse cover-up scandal

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Ouellet said there was no evidence of a cover up. DiNardo on Sunday "welcomed" the "additional steps Pope Francis is taking to ensure the faithful are protected from the evil of sexual assault". The historic record, however, is rife with evidence that McCarrick travelled widely in the years in which he was allegedly under sanction, with even Vigano toasting him warmly at an awards ceremony in NY in 2012. Read More »

Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight

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The yellow warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind up to 60mph - and up to 70mph in exposed and hilly areas - which would be coupled with very heavy rain. "Road users should also be aware of the risk of their vehicles aquaplaning on standing water". SEPA said that high tides are expected to affect the area Argyll and Bute and Ayrshire and Arran and Skye and Lochaber in particular, due to "a storm surge and large waves" associated with the storm. Read More »