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China: Baby born four years after parents die in vehicle crash

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The boy, called Tiantian - Sweetie in Mandarin - was born in a hospital in China's Guangdong province, "after his grandparents won a year-long court battle to use a frozen embryo". Hu Xingxian, his maternal grandma, who gave him the name Tiantian, or Sweet Sweet. The report says this is an unprecedented affair for this, and the couple's parents had to put up a tough court fight to secure the right to resort to a surrogate mother. Read More »

Russia Performs Fire Maneuvers With Syria and Watches the US Ships

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Could be very soon or not so soon at all! "If France doesn't react now that the conditions are met , we would lose all credibility", Bruno Tertrais, a political scientist at the Foundation for Strategic Research said . The recent attack on Douma came after months of warnings that the "de-escalation zone" status of Eastern Ghouta had become "a farce", as State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in February , when the USA accused Russian Federation and Syria of carrying out attacks ... Read More »

National Enquirer paid doorman to keep Trump gossip quiet

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Ronan Farrow , who reported the story for the New Yorker , told CNN Thursday, "We didn't uncover any evidence that this was real". The Associated Press confirmed the details of the Enquirer's payment through a review of a confidential contract and interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc . Read More »

US State Secretary Nominee: Resolving N. Korea Nuke Issue Top Priority

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AMCD calls on the Senate to quickly move Director Pompeo's nomination forward and to confirm him as US Secretary of State as soon as possible. But his appearance took a quick turn from foreign policy issues to the domestic, when Sen. Instead, he wants to work with allies to fix "its most fatal flaws". Pompeo will face a battery of questions not only on matters of diplomacy, but also on whether he is willing to stand up to the president. Read More »

More than 50 Indonesians dead after drinking homemade booze

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Deputy Chief of National Police Muhammad Syafruddin said in a Jakarta press conference that 51 people have died in West Java province since Friday when those affected started being taken to hospitals. Tests on black-market alcohol showed it often contained methanol, a byproduct of bootleg distilling which can be lethal. Laboratory tests showed that almost pure alcohol had been mixed with herbal drinks and energy drinks with high caffeine. Read More »

USA relationship with Russian Federation worse than Cold War era

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Speaking before foreign ambassadors, the president said "Indeed the current global situation can not but cause concern". The situation in the world is becoming all the more chaotic. Another option - strike the locations where chemical weapons are stored. Before his White House trip, Mattis told reporters that the U.S.is still assessing intelligence as to whether the Assad regime is responsible for the gas attack that killed anti-government rebels and their children. Read More »

Trump orders a review of TPP trade pact stance

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We've got to think about this long term". President Trump has directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and top economic adviser Larry Kudlow to "negotiate U.S. While the threat of increasing tariffs in a potential trade war doesn't bode well for US workers, Daines said, such imbalances must be addressed. The TPP builds in intellectual property protections central to trade tensions with China. Read More »

Toronto Police Expand McArthur Investigation

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Previous identified victims were Andrew Kinsman, Soroush Mahmudi, and Skandaraj Navaratnam. He also said police plan to investigate 75 properties linked to McArthur starting next month. As of now, the charges against McArthur haven't been proven in court. Clad in an orange jumpsuit, McArthur spoke only once during the appearance to say his name. Read More »

Capital Growth Management LP Takes Position in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT)

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Numeric Investors LLC now owns 1,179,674 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $89,278,000 after buying an additional 280,430 shares during the last quarter. With $126.0 highest and $11 lowest target, Wal-Mart Stores has $101.33 average target or 17.21% above the current ($86.45) price. The ideal time to sell a stock is usually when it is trading higher than its target price range or during overheated markets. Read More »

Pinwheels popping up on Upstate lawns to raise awareness about child abuse

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It is an opportunity to highlight a system of care for those children victimized and traumatized by abuse. Now 45, the Albany man said these changes will allow abuse victims to seek justice for the abhorrent crimes against them. They stand for protecting the rights of children who have been abused. "Based on needs that place children at risk, the department refers caregivers to the appropriate service". Read More »

Hungarian people want to 'stop Soros,' says Orban

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After a campaign centred on resistance to immigration and trumpeting a strong economy, near-complete results showed that Mr. Orban's Fidesz party snapped up nearly half the vote (48.8%). Once approved, the laws would force the civic groups - some supported by Soros's Open Society Foundations - to get government permits, and income they receive from overseas would be taxed. Read More »

Four Iranian fighters killed in air strike on Syrian air base

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Israel, which has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of its neighbour's seven-year-old civil war, has not confirmed nor denied mounting the raid. "The Israeli regime's aggression against Syria is a breach of this country's national sovereignty and territorial integrity and runs counter to all global regulations and principles", Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. Read More »

US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

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Ryan, who was drafted to serve as speaker after Rep. John Boehner's surprise resignation, led Republicans through an overhaul of the tax code this year, a longtime goal. "He is answering a higher calling, and that is to his family", said Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. But I will also be leaving incredibly proud of what we have accomplished . Read More »

Bayern Munich vs. Sevilla Preview: It's not over till it's over

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However, they are on course to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for an eighth successive season as they enjoy a 3-0 lead in their tie with Juve. "We had some hard moments, especially with scoring goals". Despite being on Chelsea's books for nearly three years, Kenedy has only started five Premier League matches, with only one of those within the last two years. Read More »

Donald Trump cancels visit to Bogotá

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as planned. He opened the meeting venting his outrage at the targeting of his lawyer, musing aloud about the prospect of firing the special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert S. Read More »

USA establishing two military bases in Manbij, northern Syria

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American diplomacy failed largely because the United States lacked leverage on the ground and so could not force other parties to bargain honestly or respect agreements. The ongoing civil war, which began with anti-government uprisings in 2011, has claimed more than 400,000 lives as dictator Bashar al-Assad ( pictured at left ) has fought an overthrow of his government by ISIS and by some rebel forces - supposedly moderate Islamists - backed by the U.S. Read More »

Trump's Call For National Guard Troops At The Border Falling Flat

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Trump may be pandering to his base, but "the idea that there is something outlandish or even ominous in the use of National Guard troops to deal with a problem at the border is absurd", he said. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the California governor , who has previously accused the Trump administration of " basically going to war " with his state over immigration policy, could say no to the deployment request . Read More »

China eyes Vanuatu military base in plan with global ramifications

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Australia and the USA have been closely watching China's moves and have conducted high-level talks over the possibility of a Chinese military outpost in such close proximity to Australia, the report said. But he said it was important the Pacific be maintained as a peaceful region. National leader Simon Bridges said it's not necessarily wrong when other countries invest in others' infrastructure. Read More »

Iranian President says United States will regret if it scraps n

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The United States on Tuesday welcomed reports that the European Union was considering new sanctions on Iran and said risks remained for those who were pondering doing business with the Islamic Republic. On Sunday, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told that state-run press that Iran has the power to begin enriching uranium - needed to create nuclear weapons - to 20% within just four days of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei giving the order. Read More »

Israeli police: Palestinian who tried to stab Israeli shot

Israel's use of live ammunition has drawn condemnation from human rights groups, which say it is illegal under worldwide law. Haaretz reports that, according to Hamas' Gaza Health Ministry, the seven dead Palestinians were killed by the Israel Defense Force (IDF). Read More »

Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower

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Six firefighters suffered injuries while battling the blaze, which 190 firefighters responded to. President Donald Trump and his family resided full-time in a triplex in the 68-story tower before they moved to Washington, D.C. Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan in 2009. Nigro said no Trump family members were inside at the time. The fire is reported to be on the 50th floor of the high-rise, which contains both apartments and office space. Read More »

Deadly fire in Trump Tower in Manhattan

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The six injured firefighters had non-life threatening injuries, Conroy said. President Trump has a complicated history with the life-saving sprinklers the Trump Tower residential quarters lacked during a deadly fire Saturday. President Trump keeps a sprawling, penthouse residence in the building, and his business has offices there. The cause of the fire has not yet been discovered. Read More »

'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

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Meanwhile, the Australian men beat their fierce English rivals to take top spot in the team pursuit cycling, beating the record Britain set at the Olympics. "I'm so proud of you and everything you've achieved", Wu said. Schoenmaker, swimming at her first Commonwealth Games , controlled virtually the entire women's 200m breaststroke to pull away from England's Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton of Wales. Read More »

Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

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The site has so far evaded prosecution by claiming to fall under a 1996 law that gives broad immunity to websites that republish users' content, according to a 2017 Senate committee report on Backpage . Backpage's adult services listings carrying adverts from sex workers , which are purportedly the focus of criminal probes. The company shuttered its adult section a year ago in response to government pressure. Read More »

Key messages for World Health Day 2018

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This year's theme - Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere - shall force you to ponder upon its applicability in India. " Health is a human right ". According to him, more than 90 per cent of Nigerians can hardly afford payment for their health needs and lack access to the NHlS scheme. Dr Aceng singled out the Community Health Extension Workers strategy yet to be implemented but that has been well planned to contribute significantly to UHC. Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to achieve common aim of regional security

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Ghani welcomed Abbasi at Afghan Presidency where the former was presented guard of honour. According to Pakistan Foreign Office, the Prime Minister s visit is taking place in the backdrop of Pakistan s support to President Ghani s offer of peace talks with the Taliban for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and strengthening bilateral engagement. Read More »

Brazil court authorizes arrest warrant for ex-President Lula

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Even when Brazilian ex president Lula da Silva was described as facing Judge Sergio Moro's Friday jailing decision calmly, the big question now is what follows for the presidential candidate and the Workers Party chances ahead of the coming October presidential election . Read More »

Buses in Syria's Eastern Ghouta for more evacuations

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The United Nations says up to 100,000 people have returned to the Syrian city of Raqqa after a devastating air campaign by a US -led coalition to drive out Islamic State group fighters. At the time, mainstream rebels held more territory in Idlib, Homs, and around Damascus - and they still had Ghouta. The five had been abducted by the Army of Islam rebel group in Ghouta in 2013 along with many other civilians, it said. Read More »

Amit Shah meets party's legislators from Maharashtra

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Addressing a mega BJP rally here, Shah made stinging remarks and said the opposition parties are attempting to come together only to take on the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha polls. Mumbai: Amid growing voices of dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) as well as the larger National Democratic Alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah stepped up to counter the narrative and take on the opposition on the party's 38th foundation day Friday. Read More »

Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament amid crackdown on freedom of speech

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The government has indeed implemented an inclusive and comprehensive transformation which has yielded at least seven successes for the people and country since 2009, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Najib has clung on to power despite being embroiled in a corruption scandal that involved hundreds of millions of dollars passing through his bank accounts believed linked to the 1MDB state fund . Read More »

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

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That quake was reportedly felt as far south as Santa Maria, the USGS said. It struck near the Channel Islands, about 40 miles from Oxnard, Calif. Thursday's quake was the strongest to hit the area since a 6.0-magnitude quake struck in 1981, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Egill Hauksson, a seismologist at Caltech. Read More »

VSS Unity takes supersonic flight towards space tourism

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According to CNBC and a tweet from Virgin Galactic at 9:05 a.m., the spaceplane, dubbed SpaceShipTwo Unity , was carried high above the Mojave desert by its mothership WhiteKnightTwo , where it was released. "At around 50,000ft, the tail-booms were lowered again and, while jettisoning the remaining oxidizer, Unity turned towards Mojave for the glide home and a smooth runway landing". Read More »

Kevin Durant refutes Kerr's notion that Warriors did not care

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The Pacers drowned the Warriors with several runs, including a decisive 17-1 rally in the fourth quarter to storm past Golden State for a 126-106 win in front of a sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. When asked if he was mad, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year said, "Yeah, I'm mad". I mean I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding. In addition to combining for 64 points, the duo shot 75 percent from the field and Bogdanovic connected on six of seven 3-point attempts. Read More »