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Hundreds of thousands protest Hong Kong law allowing extradition to mainland China

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The city was a former British colony that was handed back to China in 1997 under the condition it would have a separate legal system. "It's a proposal, or a set of proposals, which strike a awful blow ... Another sign said "let's make Hong Kong great again", with a photo depicting U.S. President Donald Trump firing Lam. "It's a proposal, or a set of proposals, which strike a bad blow. Read More »

Rory Stewart Credits Michael Gove For Cocaine Honesty

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Mr Gove, who served as justice secretary from 2015-16, is one of 11 Tory MPs who have said they intend to stand in the contest to replace her, with the victor expected to be announced in late July. "I think all politicians have lives before politics". Amid a mounting backlash over Mr Gove's confession that he took the class-A drug in his 30s , the Home Secretary said that middle-class drug users were fuelling Britain's crime epidemic. Read More »

Two children killed after Amish horse-drawn carriage hit by ute

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Two children, ages 2 and 6, died on the scene, and a third child, who is 4 years old, sustained life-threatening injuries. Some of the other passengers, two adults and two children, were taken to hospitals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, with serious injuries. Read More »

Sweden: 25 Injured in Blast that Hit Two Apartment Buildings

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The blast blew out windows and destroyed balconies in an apartment block in the city of Linkoping, south-west of capital Stockholm . The cause of the explosion is being investigated. One of the buildings has five stories, while the other has four. The police received a detonation warning at 09.02 local time, sent several patrols to the scene and established a security perimeter to prevent the movement of people and vehicles in the area. Read More »

Olympian Aslam Sher Khan offers to replace Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief

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Before leaving for Kerala, Rahul tweeted, "I will be in Wayanad , Kerala, starting this afternoon and till Sunday to meet citizens and Congress party workers". Rajamma had come forth to vouch for the fact that she was amongst the ones who delivered the baby in New Delhi when questions on Gandhi's citizenship surfaced during the Lok Sabha elections. Read More »

94 telecom fraud suspects extradited to China from Spain

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A spokesman for the State Department, which oversees foreign military sales, said the US government does not comment on or confirm potential or pending arms sales or transfers before they have been formally notified to Congress. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in March that the U.S. was responding positively to Taipei's requests for new arms sales to bolster its defences in the face of pressure from China. Read More »

UK's Brexit Party narrowly defeated in key electoral test

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In an emotional address outside No. 10 Downing Street last month , Mrs May announced her intention to stand down as party leader to pave the way for a new head to see the country through Brexit . Although she had voted to remain, May insisted from day one of her tenure at Downing Street that the will of the British people must be respected. Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene gestures as newly elected Labour Party MP Lisa Forbes speaks at the by-election count centre in Peterborough, ... Read More »

Ex-WTO chief: Trump deal with Mexico a win for 'hostage-taking

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Trump had threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods entering the U.S. if Mexico did not limit the number of migrants moving through the country to the US. Despite this latest deal, Washington says if Mexico fails to deliver, tariffs will be put back on the table. "We absolutely are", said Kellie Meiman Hock, a Washington consultant with McLarty Associates and former USA trade negotiator. Read More »

Demolition of Columbine High School proposed in Colorado

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For a small group of others, there is a potential intent to do harm... More than 150 strangers show up at the school each month, the Washington Post reported earlier this year. He stressed that it's important to get input from the Columbine survivors who remain staff members at the high school. Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT was demolished 10 months after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012. Read More »

Trump Impresses Locals in Ireland: 'He Is a Fine Looking Man'

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US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have left Ireland following their five-day trip to Europe. "But in business you have to do business with people you might not necessarily get on with". "They are just absolutely gobsmacked, they had an wonderful morning", principal Aideen O'Mahony, whose 27-student school is based inside the security perimeter, told national broadcaster RTE after Trump, wearing a red United States of America hat, stood for photographs and spoke to the children ... Read More »

Trump Administration Eliminates People-to-People Travel to Cuba

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Generally prevent travel to/from Cuba - even if otherwise authorized by OFAC - by aircraft or vessels that are subject to US export controls other than commercial aircraft (or air ambulance), or cargo vessels for hire for use in the transportation of separately authorized items. Read More »

Russian Investigative Journalist in Moscow Police Custody Sent to Hospital

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Police are alleging four grams of a synthetic stimulant were found in his backpack. Today, police charged Golunov with attempting to deal a "large amount" of drugs, Chikov said. The reporter was due to appear before a judge later in the day to determine if he would remain in custody. Independent Russian news agency Interfax reported that Golunov left the hospital Saturday and taken to a court in Moscow. Read More »

Putin, Xi hit back at USA dominance at Russian Federation economic forum

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He emphasized that "we aren't creating a military union and we aren't working against anyone", adding that Moscow remains open to expanding ties with the European Union and the United States. "One shouldn't resort to one-sided approaches, protectionism", he said. Xi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a three-day visit with Putin and described the Russian president as his "best friend" during a meeting at the Kremlin. Read More »

Trump denies fist-bumping the Queen during state visit

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And I think I know majority because they're my friends. But he played down the notion that he was a hero. We didn't do anything special. World leaders including President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will attend ceremonies on Thursday on the beaches of Normandy, where 75 years ago Allied troops landed to push Nazi forces out of France. Read More »

Attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over Brexit campaign fails

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Activist Marcus Ball brought a private prosecution against Johnson, who helped lead the "leave" campaign, for misconduct in public office. The net figure Britain sends is about half that. A spokesperson said he won't be commenting on today's case. "We are quashing the decision of the district judge to issue the summonses", Judge Michael Supperstone said as he issued the ruling, which determined the district judge had "erred in law" when she reached her decision. Read More »

PM arrives at Male airport

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During his two-day visit, Modi will meet Solih, Vice-President Faisal Naseem and former President Mohammed Nasheed. While Russia conferred PM with it "Order of St Andrew the Apostle", UAE conferred with him with the Zayed Medal. The relations between India and the Maldives deteriorated after the then President Abdulla Yameen imposed emergency on February 5 a year ago. Modi had visited the Maldives last November to attend President Solih's swearing-in but it wasn't a full-fledged state visit. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's Sister Reappears in Public After Lengthy Absence, Reports Say

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A February summit in Vietnam between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump broke down over disagreements on how to match the pace of sanctions relief with steps to dismantle North Korea's nuclear program. State media often report scoldings by Kim of military officials, factory operators, educators and others perceived to be not performing to his standards. Read More »

German Nurse Guilty of 85 More Killings

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Judge Sebastian Buehrmann of the regional court in the northern city of Oldenburg said the number of deaths at Hoegel's hands "surpasses human imagination". On the last day of his trial, Hoegel, 42, asked the families of his victims for forgiveness for his " horrible acts ". "Hoegel is and remains a liar", Mr Marbach said. Read More »

Trump Approved Sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

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Secretary of Allege Mike Pompeo stressed the importance of "American interests" in determining the lawful response to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . He called on Pompeo to "withdraw his emergency certification, immediately submit these sales for the normal congressional review and engage with senators to address our concerns". Read More »

New research says humans are eating thousands of plastic pieces each year

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People who only use bottled water may drink an additional 90,000 microplastics annually compared with those who drink only tap water . Research shows some particles are small enough to enter our tissues , where they can trigger an immune reaction, or release toxic substances and pollutants absorbed from the environment , including heavy metals. Read More »

Canadian aid workers kidnapped in Ghana

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He said in a follow-up email that no further information could be given because of Privacy Act provisions. The Post's inquiry to the school went unanswered. Before that, a consular-general was abducted while out on his morning walk. Ride-hailing company Uber has denied reports one of its drivers is being held as a suspect in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian nationals in Kumasi. Read More »

Cruise ships steer clear of Cuba after Trump imposes last-minute ban

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The Trump administration Tuesday announced new regulations on Cuba travel that included an end to people-to-people group tours, also known as cultural and educational tours, and cruise visits. "We have got people scheduled to come next week and now they won't be able to". Cuba and the United States restored ties in 2015 and Obama himself visited Havana in a historic presidential trip in March 2016, meeting with then-president Raul Castro. Read More »

U.S. sets Turkey deadline to give up Russian missile deal

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Training for Turkish personnel on the F-35 will be discontinued from the end of July. Two unnamed USA officials revealed the decision on F-35 jet training, noting that chances for a policy reversal depended on Ankara. The Pentagon position seems to have been hardened by the recent acknowledgment by Turkey that it had already sent military personnel to Russian Federation to train on the S-400 systems. Read More »

NYPD apologizes for 1969 raid on Stonewall Inn gay bar

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The routine police raid at the gay bar in Greenwich Village on June 28,1969 escalated into a riot that sparked the Gay Pride Movement in New York City . Heritage of Pride said in a statement Thursday it had voted unanimously to demand the department apologize. Bars that served gay people had at times lost their liquor licenses, and others - like the Stonewall - were simply unlicensed. Read More »

Mexico: Central American migrants intercepted at southern Mexican border

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Without the inadmissible group figure, Border Patrol agents apprehended 99,304 immigrants in April and 132,887 immigrants in May, according to the agency's website. At Mexico's southern border Thursday, there were visible efforts to slow the migrants and hinder their supporters. Mexico City froze the bank accounts of 26 suspected human traffickers allegedly responsible for organizing US -bound migrant caravans. Read More »

Minneapolis police officer who shot 911 caller sentenced to 12½ years

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The former Minneapolis police officer who shot dead Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk Damond has proposed an unusual sentence involving one week stints in a prison workhouse to "honour" her birthday and date of death. "Dear Justine, I miss you so much every day, every moment", he said. "Justine's death has left me incomplete - it is as if I have lost a limb or a leg", he said in the statement. Read More »

Here's Pope Francis' big change to the 'Our Father'

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Pope Francis officially re-wrote the line "lead us not into temptation" after claiming that the English translation misrepresented God. But it's not (God) who pushes me into temptation to see how I fall. Our Father has a small adjustment that has been authorized by the leader of the Catholic church. The Guardian said Francis, as early as 2017, had already expressed conviction that the words should be changed because "it was not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces ... Read More »

Probe finds 'state actor' led attack on tankers

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The mine strikes, which also targeted vessels from Norway , bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and co-ordinated operation", according to the United Nations report. A few days earlier in May, at the Pentagon, US Rear Admiral Michael Gilday accused Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of being directly responsible for the attacks. Read More »

China Meeting at G20 Summit

Earlier in the month, Reuters reported that the United States had started collecting new 25 percent tariffs on a vast number of Chinese goods arriving in the country's ports. pressure have caused serious setbacks to the trade talks. "China does not want to fight a trade war, but also is not afraid of one. we'll adopt necessary countermeasures and resolutely safeguard the interests of China and its people". Read More »

Theresa May bows out, succession race begins

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May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party, leaving nearly a dozen Conservative contenders fighting to replace her and resume the stalled quest to lead Britain out of the European Union . Read More »

Putin: US military intervention in Venezuela would be a disaster

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Together with another agreement known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, New START is considered a centrepiece of superpower arms control. Moscow has denied it had any involvement in the poisoning, which led to a series of sanctions against Russian Federation by the West and tit-for-tat diplomatic actions. Read More »