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Stuntman missing after being lowered into river with chains

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Kolkata: A 40-year-old Mandrake, who tried to do tricks like legendary magician of escape games Harry Houdini , drowned in river Hoogly here while trying to perform an underwater live stunt Sunday. "However, he vaguely mentioned an "extra act" which he did not clarify". Eyewitness Jayant Shaw, a photographer with a local newspaper , told the BBC he spoke to Mr Lahiri before the trick began. Read More »

Knox fears harassment, new accusations

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On Friday, Knox could not hold back her tears as she listened to stories of miscarriages of justice during the first day of the festival. Italy's Supreme court eventually cleared Knox of all wrongdoing one year later. She also wrote: "If nothing else, I can remain sure that the last time I saw her, when I touched her frozen cold body and lay a kiss on her cheek for the last time, the determination to live, the struggle and the fight that she put up on the evening of 1 November despite being ... Read More »

Pompeo Makes Hard Claim: Strait Of Hormuz Will Remain Open

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A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official described the country's unique ties with Iran as a "diplomatic asset". In an interview with Fox News Sunday , he said: " President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war". The official news agency quoted Larijani as telling lawmakers it appeared Washington had staged the " suspicious " attacks after its economic sanctions against Iran had failed to achieve any results. Read More »

Sudan protest hub: 'Hanging' for perpetrators of crackdown - RSF

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Talks on a power-sharing deal have collapsed, and tensions soared on June 3 when security forces stormed a protest camp in Khartoum being maintained as a way to press military rulers to hand over power. Sudanese doctors more than 100 people were killed in the June 3 raid. Some of their bodies were disposed in the Nile River, hundreds were wounded and dozens of women raped. Read More »

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners

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The Taliban have held talks with prominent Afghans , including former president Hamid Karza and members of opposition political parties, but so far they have refused to hold direct talks with the Afghan government, calling them U.S. Afghanistan's security forces come under near-daily attacks by both Taliban and IS-affiliated fighters. The Taliban prisoners were released unconditionally. Read More »

Boeing says 'sorry' for 737 Max crashes, seeking renewed trust

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Asked how the procedures failed to capture apparent flaws in MCAS control software and sensor architecture, Muilenburg said: "Clearly, we can make improvements, and we understand that and we will make those improvements". Muilenburg referred to a cockpit warning light created to alert pilots when two sensors on the plane's wings disagreed about the aircraft's angle of attack. Read More »

At least 1 dead, 8 shot at graduation party in Philadelphia

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There, they found four adult victims and four children victims between the ages of 15 and 17. Four adults were also shot, in various parts of their body and one was pronounced dead at a hospital, he said. The shooting culminated another weekend filled with gun violence in Philadelphia , CBS Philadelphia said . "That's something that's even more troubling that you could do that realizing the carnage you could cause that was caused out here tonight". Read More »

New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats

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To make things worse, the leaks revealed that Trump was losing to Biden in 11 states-and by double-digits in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. "We're winning in Florida very big", he said", according to ABC. The Fox poll showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by 49% to 39% among all registered voters nationwide, while Senator Bernie Sanders held almost the same advantage over the president, at 49% to 40%. Read More »

United States considers full options to address attack on oil tankers: Pompeo

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But Larijani, speaking in the Iranian parliament, said it was "comical" that the USA was urging Iran to turn to diplomacy after launching a "full-scale economic war" against the country. He was speaking hours after the US military released grainy footage it said showed an Iranian patrol boat removing an "unexploded limpet mine" from one of the tankers. Read More »

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong walks free; calls on leader to resign

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Protest organisers say they have five demands: To have the bill dropped entirely; to release protesters arrested on Wednesday during and following clashes with police; to withdraw the characterisation of Wednesday's protesters as "rioters"; for the police who used violence to be held accountable and for Lam to step down. Read More »

Trump Calls New York Times Report on Russia Power Grid ‘Treason’

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Additionally the article details the possibility that Trump has not been briefed on some of the cyber-maneuvers his administration is taking against Russian Federation. It also mentioned that according to current law, it appears the officials don't have to brief the sitting president at all. Last summer new authorities were granted to US Cyber Command, the branch of the Department of Defense responsible for cyberspace operations, giving it greater autonomy to conduct online operations ... Read More »

Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since removal

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Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor's office where he was read the corruption charges against him. Meanwhile, a top general from the country's new Transitional Military Council (TMC) vowed that those who carried out a deadly crackdown on an iconic protest site that left dozens dead earlier this month would face the death penalty. Read More »

Trump confirms Mexico as 'safe third country', doubles asylum returns

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Mexico published the document Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump fleetingly showed the press this week as evidence he had extracted tough new concessions on migration from the neighboring country. In step with the Journal, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard stated this week that it is seeking a multilateral resolution to the disaster, and can fair originate up working with several United Nations companies starting up effect next week. Read More »

Iran will not comply with nuclear deal commitments: Hassan Rouhani

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The EU's second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc's support for the nuclear deal between world powers with Iran, including via the use of a new payment system for barter-based trade created to circumvent USA sanctions. The director general of ports and maritime affairs of Iran's Hormozgan province told Iran's student-run ISNA news agency on Saturday that no marine pollution was detected after the tanker explosions. Read More »

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife convicted of misusing state funds; fined $15,000

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time. "No other person could have withstood this, this lady is made of steel", Cohen added. Under the plea deal, she admitted guilt on lesser charges. The size of the alleged overspend was slashed to $50,000 this week, though she will not have to pay back even the reduced amount in full, ... Read More »

Israel Joins U.S., United Kingdom in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attack

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US President Donald Trump said the twin attack, which also targeted a tanker owned by Oslo-listed company Frontline, had Iran "written all over it". Iran has firmly denied any involvement. The United States claimed that Iran had attacked the vessels, yet has not provided any substantial evidence to support its claims. It still remains unclear what exactly happened with the ships, as conflicting reports suggested the use of magnetic mines, torpedoes and even an aerial attack. Read More »

Massive electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay

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The Argentinian news site Infobae reported that the power cut stopped trains and subway service; however, two airports in Buenos Aires continued to run on generators. The power cut came as voters in Argentina were preparing to go to the polls in local elections. A tweet posted just before 10 a.m. (9 a.m. ET) said the company had begun generating electricity in the Argentine capital and the surrounding area. Read More »

Second quake hits Kermadecs, no tsunami threat

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This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. This warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. Read More »

Prosecutors drop Flint, Michigan water charges over 'flawed' probe

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All remaining criminal charges of city and state officials stemming from the Flint Water Crisis have been dismissed. Misconduct in office, conspiracy. Almost 100,000 residents of Flint were left without safe tap water and at risk of lead poisoning. The solicitor general's team of investigators have unearthed an "extraordinary amount of potential evidence not previously examined by law enforcement", including "millions of documents and hundreds of new electronic devices" that are ... Read More »

Trump makes a splash with 'Prince of Whales' Twitter gaffe

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Donald Trump told George Stephanopoulos that even though the Federal Bureau of Investigation says to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation if a rival government seeks to aid your political campaign, he would be down to hear any and all information that'll help him stay in power. Read More »

24 hours of violence in London as 3 killed, 14 arrested

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An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday afternoon in Wandsworth, south London, then minutes later a 19-year-old man was shot dead in Plumstead, south-east London. "Sadiq Khan is rightly supporting the police to do their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric". On Katie Hopkins and Trump, he added: " They seek to divide at a time we need to come together ". Read More »

Amanda Knox returns to Italy for 'trial by media' talk

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Amanda Knox is escorted to her appeal hearing at Perugia's Court of Appeal on September 29, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. The Seattle native was 20 at the time of the murder of Briton Meredeth Kercher , whose half-naked body was found on November 2, 2007, in a bedroom of the apartment she and Knox shared in Perugia. Read More »

Storms With Locally Heavy Downpours Will Disrupt Outdoor Plans For Father's Day

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Clouds will overspread the area Saturday evening with showers moving in overnight as a slow-moving cold front arrives. Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says spotty storm chances will stick around through the rest of the weekend. Any storms that develop in the afternoon could have some hail and high winds with them. These storms are below severe-limits, meaning severe thunderstorm warnings will not likely be issued. Read More »

First democratic presidential debate announced

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The other candidates who will be at a podium include Colorado Sen. "Everybody knows that Joe Biden does not have what it takes", the president told Fox News' "Fox and Friends," adding that what he means by that is "a lot of different things", including his "mental capacity". Read More »

India to impose retaliatory tariff on 29 USA items from June 16

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Amending its June 30, 2017, notification, the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC) said Saturday's notification will "implement the imposition of retaliatory duties on 28 specified goods originating in or exported from US and preserving the existing MFN rate for all these goods for all countries other than USA". Read More »

Telegram blames China for 'powerful DDoS attack' during Hong Kong protests

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For those unfamiliar with a DDoS attack , it's short for Distributed Denial of Service, and it works by sending huge amounts of unnecessary requests , to the point when the servers just can't handle the traffic any more. Skilton said it is unknown if this attack was a full wide-scale Internet attack or if it was a complete network-wide attack, and that it appears as if a level of sophistication was used to target the Telegram . Read More »

Four more children die in Bihar, toll rises to 67

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On Tuesday, state health officials had claimed that a majority of the children who have died in two Muzaffarpur hospitals were the victims of hypoglycemia and not Acute Encephalitis syndrome. Muzaffarpur is the largest producer of litchi in the country and most of the cases have been reported from the district. It is after three years that AES cases have surfaced in Bihar in such a large number. Read More »

Iran a 'nation of terror,' was behind tanker attacks

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There was no claim of responsibility for the blasts, which struck both tankers at the waterline. The report suggests that the tanker may not have been damaged by mines. "We have said repeatedly that the region doesn't need further escalation, it doesn't need destabilization, it doesn't need further tension and therefore we call for maximum restraint and to avoid provocations". Read More »

Severe weather possible for much of Oklahoma Saturday into Sunday

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Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Those winds will die down leaving us with pleasant conditions for the opening of the College World Series here in Omaha. In these areas, hail up to an inch in diameter and gusty winds are possible with storms that develop. Storms will diminish overnight, with temperatures falling back into the mid and low 60s. Read More »

New York Ends Religious Vaccination Exemptions

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The measure, signed into law Thursday night by Gov. Andrew Cuomo , means that all children who attend school or day care in NY will be required to have vaccinations unless they have valid medical reasons. Many also grant parents the right to exempt their children from the vaccines for religious reasons, and a smaller number for philosophical reasons. The new exemption will not change an existing state exemption given to children who can not have vaccines for medical reasons, such as a ... Read More »