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Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

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Local officials have warned for months that Ghazni , a city on the main highway linking Kabul with Afghanistan's south, was under threat, with the Taliban in control of most of the surrounding province. "In addition to the initial strike, close-air support and B-1 show of presence on Friday, US forces conducted five strikes yesterday (Saturday) and 10 thus far today". Read More »

Donald Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'

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She was vicious, but not smart. According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Childs is working at the White House's Office of Public Liaison on loan from the Commerce Department and has taken on numerous responsibilities that were once carried out by Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who was sacked from the White House in December 2017 and is also African-American. Read More »

U.S. urged Britain to withdraw from Iran nuclear agreement

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Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 worldwide deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. "During negotiations, Americans only give promises using apparently assuring words, but want real concessions from the opposite side and do not accept promises", he said. Read More »

Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September: Yonhap

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Among discussions focused on pushing the United States to honour its goodwill commitments to sanctions relief, negotiators from the South will be pushing for the North to publicly link its denuclearisation efforts to such sanctions relief and the provision of external aid. Read More »

Car Slams Into Barriers Outside British Parliament

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None of the injuries were life threatening and health officials said two people have been treated. The incident happened at 07:37, prompting armed police to swarm the area. He was wearing a black puffer jacket and led away in handcuffs. "I saw smoke coming out of the vehicle". The Metropolitan Police said counter-terrorism officers are now leading the investigation. Read More »

This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony

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He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in the National Assembly. After the election of the Speaker and deputy speaker, nominations will be called for the Prime Minister. India's comments followed remarks by Imran Khan on 26 July in which he said he wanted to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Read More »

2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday

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Around 20 demonstrators headed to a white nationalist rally walked through the heart of Washington on Sunday, cordoned by rows of police officers and outnumbered by hundreds of counterprotesters who taunted them. This year they come w/ badges" and chanted "Why are you in riot gear? The preventative measures comes one year on from the harrowing violence that gripped the city one year ago. Read More »

Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps

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An aerial view of the collapsed Jamiul Jamaah mosque where rescue workers and soldiers search for natural disaster victims in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018. Witnesses saw in the provincial capital Mataram people injured by the tremor and a hospital moved patients outside. The magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday killed at least 319 people and damaged or destroyed almost 68,000 homes. Read More »

Canadian police: At least 4 killed in shooting in New Brunswick

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Fredericton's deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said the two officers arrived at the apartment complex and saw two deceased civilians before being shot and killed themselves. He called the slain police officers "two of the best that the force had". Area resident Robert DiDiodato told the CBC that he heard sounds like a " firecracker " at around 7am. Read More »

Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives

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The rescue worker who saved the child is now being hailed by the social media users. The South-West monsoon has been vigorous over Kerala , resulting in heavy rains in various parts of the state for the last two days. Earlier, the United States had issued an advisory, asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods. Educational institutions have declared a holiday in Idukki , Kollam and some other districts due to the rains. Read More »

Judge Nap Calls Out Manafort Judge: Stop Making This About You

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Manafort is facing another trial in Washington, D.C., later this year on other charges brought against him by Mueller, including obstructing justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and illegal foreign lobbying. They expect to wrap up their case this week. Former President Donald Trump's aide Rick Gates returned to the court Wednesday to testify against his former boss, Paul Manafort , in special counsel Robert Mueller's federal tax trial against the former Trump campaign chairman. Read More »

Rescuers search for missing on Indonesian island - 8/8/2018 6:13:05 AM

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Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) on Tuesday put the death toll at 105, including two on the western neighboring island of Bali, which also felt the quake, and said the figure was expected to rise. "They should be bringing in heavy equipment to speed this up". The spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco), Ndivhuwo Mabaya, informed, on Tuesday, that five South Africans who were in Indonesia when a 6.9 magnitude quake struck, are safe. Read More »

Israel nearing full-scale military campaign with Gaza

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Those killed in the Gaza Strip included Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled enclave. The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which this year coincided with the U.S. Read More »

Pence outlines U.S. Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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These developments come some seven weeks after President Donald Trump announced his plan to create a dedicated service branch for space , ordering the Pentagon to begin planning for a space force. Critics, even those who agree with the strategic significance of space, argue that creating a Space Force is "an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavor", as Reuters put it. Read More »

Bayelsa DSS director appointed acting DG

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the newly appointed acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS ), Matthew Seiyefa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some APC lawmakers also in recent interviews with newsmen, warned that there will be no peace until Saraki resigned as president of the Senate. Saraki had called a meeting of parliamentary leaders to hold on Tuesday amid pressures on the lawmakers to approve funding for next year's election. Read More »

Community Members Call For Brooklyn Nail Salon To Close Following Brawl

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Zheng was released from jail on her own recognizance after a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, cops said. Thomas was also arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and harassment. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police. The customer's grandmother was hit with a broom handle after the dispute inside New Red Apple Nails. Read More »

Polls open for Kansas primary

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Polls closed at 7 p.m. Republicans declared victory with Steve Stivers, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, saying "I'm proud that my fellow central Ohioan, Troy Balderson , will join me in Congress" and congratulating him on a "hard-fought victory". Read More »

People Shot in Chicago During 14-Hour Time Span

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One of the victims was a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the face. New York's murder rate in 2017 was less than 300 homicides, a level last seen in 1959. Eddie Johnson angrily lashed out at armed criminals who repeatedly open fire in the city, often shooting innocent unintended victims. The suspects ran away on foot. Read More »

People Killed in Santa Ana Plane Crash Identified

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The family of one of the victims identified their daughter, 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan of Danville, as one of those aboard the plane when it crashed. The plane crashed just a block away from South Coast Plaza, a large mall. It crashed in a parking lot for Staples, a CVS pharmacy and other retailers, said Captain Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority. Read More »

President Kiir, all opposition leaders sign governance agreement

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Present at the signing ceremony were Sudanese President Omar Bashir, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta , Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and other regional and global representatives. The war erupted following a power wrangle between President Kiir and his former deputy Dr Machar. "My government and I know the conflict in South Sudan has resulted in a financial and political burden", Kiir said. Read More »

Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with ex-boss Paul Manafort

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Though he was in court to testify against Manafort, Gates offered praise of Manafort's consulting abilities, which he said brought ex-President Viktor Yanukovych "back from the proverbial political dead". The President is watching proceedings carefully as Mueller appears to be moving closer to his inner circle on multiple fronts and has complained that Manafort has been treated like a mobster - even as the White House has tried to open up some distance between Trump and his former campaign ... Read More »

Idiot taunts Yellowstone bison by banging his chest - ends TERRIBLY

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Thursday in Glacier National Park. This time, the bison charges a bit faster and with his horns down - ready to strike. As you might imagine, the bison was having none of it and charges at the man. The National Park Service advises that visitors "always remain" at least 100 yards (about 90 metres) from bears or wolves, and at least 25 yards (20 metres) away from all other wildlife. Read More »

Quake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok island; tsunami possible

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Teigen and family have been staying in a house on stilts, which is a great way to enjoy Bali's lovely water, but must not feel great in an natural disaster. "Trembling. So long." In another post, she added: "So many aftershocks". They said: "oh my god", "Bali". Lombok has been hit by a 7.0 magnitude natural disaster prompting a tsunami warning . Read More »

Spain, Portugal swelter as heat wave kills 3 people

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If you're over in Spain right now or you're travelling there on vacay today, be sure to keep hydrated and in the shade, because unsafe highs of 118F/48C are expected in central areas of the country, with health warnings issued in 41 of the country's 50 provinces, according to the Daily Mail . Read More »

Venezuelan Officials Say President Nicolás Maduro Is Unharmed After 'Attack'

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A version purporting to explain the loud blasts and resulting chaos during Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro speech has emerged, contradicting the official account of the events. He said the President is safe and meeting with the ministers and high commanders of the Venezuelan military. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled due to food and medicine shortages and hyperinflation that could reach one million percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. Read More »

Secretary of State Pompeo Meets with Turkey's Foreign Minister in Singapore

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Brunson is charged with supporting a group Ankara blames for orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016. He risks up to 35 years in prison if found guilty. "But without more visible steps to de-escalate, the medium- to longer-term path for the lira would be weakness again", said Inan Demir, senior emerging market economist at Nomura. Read More »

Russia to deploy military police on Occupied Golan Heights

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A series of blistering offensives backed by Moscow and Tehran has forced the rebels out of many of their strongholds, putting Assad's government back in control of almost two-thirds of the country. "With the aim of preventing possible provocations against United Nations posts along the "Bravo" line, the deployment is planned of eight observation posts of Russia's armed forces' military police", Rudskoi said. Read More »

North part of Mendocino Complex of Fires was very active Wednesday

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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection commanders said on Wednesday the fire, sparked by a vehicle on July 23, was burning with far less intensity this week and posed little immediate threat to populated areas. "We're concerned with individuals that have no family", Bosenko said. More than 4,100 firefighters are battling the blaze. By Wednesday afternoon, containment was at 35 percent. Read More »

National Archives to review all Kavanaugh records by October, potentially delaying confirmation

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As Chairman Grassley said this morning, he intends to hold a hearing sometime in September. "I think it's more than enough for the Democrats to make a rational decision about supporting Judge Kavanaugh", Sen. There are two separate reviews of documents happening simultaneously: One by the Bush team and another by the National Archives. Kavanaugh was nominated July 9. Read More »

Extreme Conditions Expected as Firefighters Battle California Blazes

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The flames were sparked July 23 by the mechanical failure of a vehicle, Cal Fire said. It's become the sixth most destructive wildfire in California state history. In the past several days, smoke from the California wildfires has stretched all the way to Oklahoma. Six people have died in the blaze, including three members of the same family, two firefighters and a man who defied an evacuation order . Read More »

John Kelly Allegedly To Stay In Job Through 2020

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Kelly was Homeland Security chief when Trump named him to succeed Reince Priebus a year ago after he resigned. "Kelly is essentially calling Trump's bluff", says Sherman. A Republican close to the White House also referred to Kelly as a "chief of staff in name only", according to the news outlet . But in recent weeks Trump signaled a willingness to retain Kelly in the job, believing that he could simply overrule the chief of staff with little cost. Read More »

Trump rejects conservative Koch donor network

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The announcement, released Monday, sends a strong message to Republican officials nationwide that there may be real political consequences for those unwilling to oppose the spending explosion and protectionist trade policies embraced by the Trump White House in recent weeks. Read More »

USA announces Indo-Pacific initiatives to counter China

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Announcing the initiatives at an open forum of the US Chamber of Commerce business group in Washington on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was seeking a "free and open" Asia without domination by any one country. As to the role of India in the U.S. strategy, he said the country remained a key partner in efforts to ensure that the entire Indo-Pacific region was a region of peace, stability and growing prosperity. Read More »

'Collusion is not a crime'

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In a series of weekend tweets aimed directly at the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, President Donald Trump accused Mueller of neglecting to report a series of unresolved conflicts including what he said was a previous "very nasty and contentious business relationship". Read More »

Robert Mugabe's old party wins Zimbabwe election without him

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The police spokesperson confirmed that the ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga has invoked the Public Order and Security Act (Cjapter 11.17) and approached the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to request for assistance of defence forces for suppression of the commotion and disturbances in Harare CBD. Read More »