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Iran lashes out at Trump over nuclear weapons comment

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in October the United States was seeking "regime change" in Iran , adding that the Trump administration was the most hostile that the Islamic Republic had faced in its four decades. "The sanctions against sisterly Iran are ineffective and we stand by its side", al-Hakim said. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon, Gilday, the Joint Staff director, did not provide direct evidence to back up claims tying Iran to the attacks. Read More »

Japan stabbing attack: Children among wounded in Kawasaki

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Some 19 people were attacked including eight children and seven adults at the bus stop near Noborito Station. The broadcaster said two knives were spotted at the scene, but there was no immediate confirmation from officials. "There was another man lying on the ground bleeding at a municipal-run bus stop near the school's bus stop", the man added. Emergency workers had also set up an orange medical tent to treat the wounded, and ambulances and fire engines were parked nearby. Read More »

Buildings collapse in 8.0 natural disaster in northern Peru

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Officials report one quake-related death after a man was killed when a boulder tumbled into his house. Seijas said 11 people were injured in Peru . Intermediate depth quakes typically cause less surface damage than shallower tremors. Experts at the US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was "no tsunami threat because the natural disaster is located too deep inside the earth". Read More »

Sasha Obama attends high school prom

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Former First Lady and bestselling author Michelle Obama attended the event to take pre-prom photos with the Milton family and friends. Although the former president was not seen in any pics, a man - who eagle-eyed Twitter users suspected to be a Secret Service agent - wasn't too far away. Read More »

Australian climber rescued after being found unconscious on Mount Everest

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Canadian documentary filmmaker Elia Saikaly posted an Instagram post last week on top of the Mount Everest summit describing the trek to the top as "completely insane". A U.S. mountaineer has died attempting to descend from the peak of the world's tallest mountain. His two closest peers have climbed Everest 21 times each, but both of them have retired from mountain climbing. Read More »

London Police searching for missing 12-year old girl

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Authorities suspected she was in the company of her uncle, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, who was at the family's home Friday night. Elizabeth's mother told police she last saw her at 2 a.m. Police said Sunday that additional search and rescue support had been called in from several other counties. "We will update Facebook as information becomes available". Read More »

Pro-Europe parties suffer losses in European Union elections

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The Greens and other leftist parties also made gains. Forza Italia obtained 8.8 percent of the votes, compared to 16.8 percent at the last European elections and 14 percent at the national elections previous year. Voting projections said the opposition, pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD) had also leapfrogged above 5-Star, winning 22.5%, compared with 18.7% in 2018 and 40.8% in 2014. Read More »

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

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Iran has launched a "regional shuttle diplomacy" effort following the US' move to send an aircraft carrier and other military assets to the Middle East amid escalating Washington-Tehran tensions, Bloomberg reports. "Increased US presence in our region is extremely risky and a threat against global peace and security and it must be addressed", Mr Zarif was cited as saying by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency. Read More »

UPD: Man arrested for murder of Greek Australian woman in Parkville

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He was clean shaven and has shoulder-length brown hair. A man, 27, has been arrested and charged following the death of 25-year-old Courtney Herron in Melbourne's Royal Park . A pathology report is still to be completed and officers are reviewing CCTV footage, she said. Hammond had multiple social media accounts. Her friends have remembered her as a young woman with a smile that could light up a room, saying she had a heart of gold, according to 9 News. Read More »

Brexit Party wins, Conservatives bashed in UK's European Union voting

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Across the European Union, other countries bucked the populist trend. The Conservative Party was on course for one of its worst results in a nationwide election ever. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage has won four European parliamentary seats in the South East region. The tally from northeast England, the first of the UK's 12 regions to report, gives the single-issue party, launched just weeks ago, 39 per cent of the vote. Read More »

YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

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Rajasekhara Reddy, led his YSR Congress to a landslide, winning 151 of 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh , the elections for which were held on 11 April. He also addressed newly-elected Lok Sabha members of his party separately and said achieving special category status to Andhra Pradesh remained the party's number one goal. Read More »

Amanda Eller found alive!

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Eller, a 35-year-old yoga instructor and physical therapist, had meant to take a short hike around the Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui before losing her way on May 8 . you get lost, you're gone". His photograph with Eller, eyes wide open and lips blistered, triggered waves of relief for volunteer searchers. She spotted them and they spotted her at the same time. Read More »

GOP Conservative Temporarily Blocks $19B Disaster Bill

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The bill, which would include much-needed assistance to states struck by floods, storms and fire, and aid for Puerto Rico, which suffered substantial damage in 2017 from Hurricane Maria , the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 year, will now be held up until early June, when lawmakers return to Washington . Read More »

"Drunk" Nancy Pelosi video allowed on Facebook, not YouTube

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There is no rule on Facebook saying content posted there must be true or accurate. "So why is it okay for you to remove fake Facebook accounts, but it's not okay to remove a clearly fake video?" the host asked. Facebook had the video evaluated by one of its third-party fact-checkers, who deemed it false. He later referred to it as a "caricature exaggerating her already halting speech pattern". Read More »

Students hold third climate change protest

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Organisers say more than 120 protests are taking place in the United Kingdom, with tens of thousands of students attending - despite exams taking place in schools around the country. "It gives a ideal depiction of the anger of the youth, who will be most affected by the fall of mother nature, yet we always seem to be the ones whose opinions are disregarded". Read More »

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S

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Japan's purchases of US military equipment have played a major role in offsetting the massive amount of Japanese goods imported by Americans. Earlier Sunday, Abe warmly welcomed Trump to Mobara Country Club, south of Tokyo , for a round of golf, their fifth since Trump became president. Read More »

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

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Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage . Taipei hosts by far Asia's largest gay pride parade. But the issue has polarised society. Only a week earlier, the Parliament had adopted a law on the introduction of gay marriage. Read More »

Theresa May becomes second UK PM to resign over Brexit

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Ms Truss had been considered to be in the running for the Number 10 hotseat - albeit as an outsider. Bookmakers have the West Suffolk MP at 50/1 for the top job. He made his pitch at an economic conference in Switzerland, appealing to Brexit-supporting Conservative Party members by saying: "We will leave the European Union on October 31, deal or no deal". Read More »

Doctored Pelosi video highlights the threat of deepfake tech

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President Trump posted a clip from a show from Fox Business which, while not doctored, had been selectively-edited to portray Senator Pelosi as garbling her way through a press conference. "We don't have a policy that stipulates that the information you post on Facebook must be true", he said. Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California, Berkeley, said the video had been slowed down by 75 percent, creating a significant distortion in Pelosi's speech. Read More »

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

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Ramos stated that he "will not enjoin enforcement of the subpoenas " and further argued that the White House's efforts were unlikely to successfully argue that the subpoenas are unconstitutional. "The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family", the complaint said . Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation

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Two contenders considered more likely to become prime minister down the road are Rory Stewart (5 percent), linguist, minister of global development, and onetime tutor to Princes William and Harry, and newly-minted Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt (4 percent). Read More »

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

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Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries will head to the polls May 23-26 to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. Photo: ČTK/Taneček David Among those who will be again trying to break into the European Parliament are the Pirates, whose campaign focuses on environmental protection, renewable energy and greater equality among EU member states. Read More »

Google Stadia to Share Game Titles, Pricing 'This Summer'

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Fans have always been calling for another installment into the Modern Warfare series, particularly given the mixed community reception received by their last two titles: 2016's Infinite Warfare and 2013's Ghosts. No doubt this will sell millions though and end up near the top of the sales charts when it releases later this year. There's still no official word from Activision or Infinity Ward, which means this title leak is still in rumor territory for now. Read More »

Hawaii woman missing for two weeks rescued from Maui forest

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On Friday evening, helicopter search crews found Eller lying in a stream bed. Police released CCTV footage of the physical therapist stopping at the Ha'iku Post Office, on the day she went out for a hike in the nature reserve. "He's been out there-first guy out there, one of the last guys back, putting tons of energy into looking around out there, absolutely", Chris Berquist, a volunteer team leader in the search for Eller, told Maui Now on May 16. Read More »

Banker Stephen Calk Charged In Alleged Trump Administration Bribe Scheme

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Manafort briefly served as the chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. A Chicago banker caught up in Paul Manafort's orbit now faces serious jail time himself. Calk's attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment. Manafort lobbied Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , to consider Calk for Secretary of the Army, according to emails from the weeks leading up to the 2016 election shown to jurors at Manafort's tax evasion and bank fraud trial a year ago. Read More »

North Korea Blames US for Failed Talks in Vietnam

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Washington's position on the North's denuclearization is consistent and a repeated pattern of failures to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons should be stopped, Bolton said, defending the recent US seizure of a North Korean cargo ship. Washington says the talks broke down because North Korea demanded sanctions relief in exchange for partially surrendering its nuclear capabilities. Read More »

Britain trounced in United Nations vote on Chagos Islands

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Addressing the assembly ahead of the vote, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said United Nations member states must send "a clear signal to the world that colonialism can no longer be tolerated". "This is not a matter of de-colonisation for the General Assembly", wrote British Ambassador Karen Pierce. Britain evicted about 2,000 people from the archipelago in the 1960s and '70s to make way for a huge U.S. Read More »

US Warns Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again, Threatens Action

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A video from the scene appears to show the fighters struggling for breath, with reddened eyes. According to the military the attack took place on Wednesday evening. But the US State Department said on Tuesday it was assessing indications that the government of president Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on Sunday. Read More »

What next for Brexit Britain as May announces resignation as PM?

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The new party leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election. The front runner is former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who has been bitterly critical of Ms. Ms. May's resignation does little to resolve the Brexit turmoil. It's too early to say with certainty but numerous main contenders hoping to become Britain's next prime minister favor a hard Brexit rather than maintaining economic ties with Europe. Read More »