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Beijing has overlapping territorial claims with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan in the South China Sea , a strategic waterway through which over one-third of global trade passes. The East China Sea and the South China Sea have been flashpoints for provocative military behaviour from China and its neighbours, to the ire of the US.
  • Seattle's air quality 'worse than Beijing' as wildfires scorch eastern Washington

    Seattle's air quality 'worse than Beijing' as wildfires scorch eastern Washington

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    Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency does forecast air quality levels to return to GOOD to MODERATE by Wednesday and beyond. Mount Rainier, which usually dominates much of Washington's horizon, was scarcely even visible from inside the national park Tuesday, said Kevin Bacher, the park's volunteer program manager.
  • Trump Wants To Revoke Security Clearances Of Ex-Officials Who've Criticized Him

    Trump Wants To Revoke Security Clearances Of Ex-Officials Who've Criticized Him

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    Sanders said the White House was exploring taking away the security clearances of the former officials because "they've politicized and in some cases monetized their clearances". Brennan slammed those comments as "nothing short of treasonous " and accused Trump of being "wholly in the pocket of Putin". "I don't go back for classified briefings", he wrote.
  • Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 67

    Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 67

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    Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached risky levels. More and more people poured into relief camps, including those who had earlier returned to their homes in Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad districts.
  • London police: auto crash outside parliament a ‘terrorist incident’

    London police: auto crash outside parliament a ‘terrorist incident’

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    However, police do not believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched, police said. Within seconds Westminster was on lockdown as armed officers surrounded the auto not knowing if he was armed or had a bomb and dragged him from the smoking vehicle.
  • White supremacist Paul Nehlen loses Wisconsin primary, but garners 11% of vote

    White supremacist Paul Nehlen loses Wisconsin primary, but garners 11% of vote

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    Steil, a University of Wisconsin regent who described himself as a "problem solver", defeated a field that included conservative activist Paul Nehlen, who was banned by Twitter for posting racially insensitive tweets, and U.S. Ray Keyser in 1963. The anti-Trump organization "Woman's March" said that it was a victory for women as well. She also has pledged to support renewable energy in office.
  • US ambassador calls for UK support in putting pressure on Iran

    US ambassador calls for UK support in putting pressure on Iran

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    Mr Johnson even goes over the head of Whitehall and urges British businesses directly to cut ties with Iran . He used the government's Brexit rhetoric to support his case, saying that "global Britain" should use its "considerable diplomatic power and influence" to force a change of approach.
  • Five Big Moments From the Manafort Trial

    Five Big Moments From the Manafort Trial

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    Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment", Ellis chided Mueller's prosecutors in May. "But it was hidden, for sure", Andres said. If Manafort is acquitted, Trump and his supporters will point to that fact as proof that the president did nothing wrong (even though the trial doesn't directly tie into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia) and that the Mueller probe needs to end.
  • Priests Accused Of Abusing Thousands Of Children In Pennsylvania

    Priests Accused Of Abusing Thousands Of Children In Pennsylvania

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    It follows a almost two-year-long investigation by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The 800-page report said more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period decades, beginning in the mid-1950s. The state Supreme Court said the public had a right to see it, but ruled the names of priests and others who objected to the findings would be blacked out pending a September hearing on their claims.
  • Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for three weeks

    Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for three weeks

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    But the center said J35 was seen Saturday afternoon just off its headquarters and "vigorously chased" salmon with her pod. He said the mother has traveled more than 1,000 miles with the corpse, which has begun to decompose. While scientists had previously held fears for Tahlequah's health due to not eating, Mr Balcomb confirmed she seemed physically stable. Researchers with the Canadian and U.S.
  • Turkish Currency Collapses After Trump Doubles Metals Tariffs

    Turkish Currency Collapses After Trump Doubles Metals Tariffs

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    The country is not a member of the European Union but is economically linked to it. "This will be my people's response to those who have waged an economic war against us". For one, the 2016 detention of an American evangelical pastor named Andrew Brunson , has aggravated tensions. "If there are dollars under your pillow, take these out".
  • I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

    I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

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    Omarosa Manigault, White House Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, talks with aides prior to a news conference by U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. Ms Newman, whose tell-all book about her White House tenure is to be released tomorrow, left the administration in December. "But what I know now, I didn't have the benefit of in 2003, or 2004, or 2010", she added.
  • Will celebrate Independence Day with utmost zeal, says Imran Khan

    Will celebrate Independence Day with utmost zeal, says Imran Khan

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    PTI leader Jahangir Tareen Khan said on Sunday that the PML-N destroyed institutions during its tenure in the federal government and Punjab government. The new government faces a strong opposition as the PML-N has a final tally of 82 seats, followed by the PPP with 53 and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) 15 seats.
  • Indian Navy put on alert as heavy rains lash Kerala

    Indian Navy put on alert as heavy rains lash Kerala

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    With several rivers in spate following the incessant rains, as many as 24 dams in different parts of the state have been opened in an "unprecedented" development. As many as 24 reservoirs across the state have been opened because of the heavy downpours and rising water levels. Ernakulam and Thrissur districts have also been put on alert.
  • California wildfires raging perilously close to thousands of homes

    California wildfires raging perilously close to thousands of homes

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    Crews braced for "extreme fire behavior" over the weekend, according to the federal fire information website InciWeb . As CNN reports , the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service clearly show the towers of smoke from the wildfires on the West Coast finding their way all the way across the United States.
  • Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport

    Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport

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    The Q400 did a loop the loop and nearly crashed into Chambers Bay, and then flew further south chased by two F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the Air National Guard in Portland. "I felt like we were on the ground and we were safe, we weren't in the sky while something was going on", he said after getting off the plane . F-15 fighter jets were sent from Portland to control the situation and, if necessary to intercept it.
  • Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike in Yemen

    Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike in Yemen

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    The coalition said it had carried out what it called " legitimate military action" in the area targeting Huthi rebels responsible for a deadly missile attack on the Saudi city of Jizan on Wednesday. . "The Coalition will take all necessary measures against the terrorist, criminal acts of the terrorist Iranian-Houthi militia, such as recruiting child soldiers, throwing them in battlefields and using them as tools and covers to their terrorist acts", coalition spokesperson Col.
  • There's some major drama happening between Canada and Saudi Arabia

    There's some major drama happening between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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    Amnesty International said Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi , was recently detained along with Nassima al-Sada, another prominent female activist. 'We consider the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours'. But the task of approving the export permits fell to the Liberals, who were lobbied by human rights activists to say no.
  • North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure ‘Outdated Acting Script’

    North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure ‘Outdated Acting Script’

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    The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its "goodwill measures" by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first.
  • Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada

    Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada

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    However, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry called Canada's plea a "grave and unacceptable violation of the kingdom's laws and procedures". Samar Badawi was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, the latest targets of what Human Rights Watch called an "unprecedented government crackdown" on women activists.
  • The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

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    Downing on Tuesday spent several hours firing questions at Gates to impugn his credibility and paint him as a liar, asking about everything from his extramarital affair in London and funds he embezzled from Manafort, to questions on whether he may have crossed the line by submitting personal expenses when he worked for Trump's inaugural committee.
  • Trump's China Trade War Just Escalated by $16 Billion

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    But there seems no solution at sight as the Trump administration prepares for tariffs of up to 25 per cent on an additional Dollars 200 billion in Chinese products. Sales to the U.S. rose by 13.3%, while China's surplus with the States shrank marginally to $28.1bn (£21.7bn) last month from a record $29bn (£22.4bn) in June.
  • LeBron's OH school would welcome visit from first lady

    LeBron's OH school would welcome visit from first lady

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    A brief synopsis from Showtime lays out how the controversy factors in, as well as a rough timeline of the path director Gotham Chopra will tread. She continued: "He sees the Cohen stuff ". Last week, the USA president tweeted that Lemon "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", in response to a conversation the two men had about Trump's previous attacks on black athletes.
  • Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

    Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

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    A nail salon erupted in violence on Friday, with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick, believed to be over an eyebrow wax gone wrong. The young lady paid for her feet/nails but refused to pay for her eyebrows because she was unsatisfied. Customer Christina Thomas was booked on misdemeanour assault and other charges.
  • Donald Trump's legal team doesn't want him to interview with Robert Mueller

    Donald Trump's legal team doesn't want him to interview with Robert Mueller

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    But, as NPR's Brian Naylor reports , if Mueller could prove Trump was aware of the meeting in advance, "or cast doubt on denials by Trump and Trump Jr., it would be a dramatic addition to Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion by the Trump campaign".
  • Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

    Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

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    Over four months of weekly Friday border protests that began on March 30 have reduced in intensity lately but organisers have vowed they would continue until Israel lifts economic sanctions on the coastal enclave. The Hamas website Safa said Friday this marks the first time all members of the political bureau have come together in Gaza. During this period, over 300 acres of land have been damaged by Palestinians during mass gatherings near the fence, affecting some 295 farmers; incendiary ...
  • Prepare for $90 oil after sanctions against Iran take effect

    Prepare for $90 oil after sanctions against Iran take effect

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    Responding to Mr. Trump's comments, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Washington's call for new nuclear negotiations at the same time the USA reimposes crippling sanctions "makes no sense". "We are always in favour of diplomacy and talks... but talks need honesty". Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that Iran can still rely on China and Russian Federation to keep its oil and banking sectors afloat.
  • California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

    California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

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    They'll go at it directly with water and retardant where they can. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire , including crews from Arizona, Washington and Alaska. In a paper published in the journal BioScience in January, Stewart and his colleagues found that thinning happens more frequently on private land - which falls under California's jurisdiction - than on federal land, which is managed by the Forest Service.
  • 55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

    55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

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    Martin Griffiths says proposed talks in the Swiss city of Geneva will lay groundwork for peace negotiations . Yesterday at least 52 people died and more than a hundred were injured in an air raid carried out by the Saudi-backed coalition against the port city of Hodeidah , in the western part of the country.
  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

    Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

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    The move comes after Canada said it was "gravely concerned" about the arrest of several human rights activists. The dispute appears centered around tweets by Canadian diplomats calling on the kingdom to "immediately release" women's rights activists recently detained by the kingdom.
  • Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran

    Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran

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    REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl An anti-U.S. mural is seen on a wall of a government building in central Tehran October 12, 2011. In May, the United States pulled out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.
  • Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

    Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

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    China's proposed import tax is the latest in a tit-for-tat trade war between the two countries, which started in March when Trump signed a presidential order imposing tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods. As the Financial Times noted, the fight has "become about the two countries' economic futures, with U.S. officials portraying their aggressive approach to Beijing as a way to protect America's economic future from a China that is intent on leading the world in areas such as ...
  • Trump admits to misconduct in Trump Tower meeting

    Trump admits to misconduct in Trump Tower meeting

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    In what has become a time-honored tradition, Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday Morning, and when the dust settled, the President admitted that there was collusion with a foreign power in the 2016 election. "The question is, how would it be illegal?" he asked. He quickly replied, "if it's what you say I love it". One part of the inquiry has focussed on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians.
  • Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

    Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

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    Although there were eyewitnesses to the crash, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes says that the investigation into what happened will take time. Just hours before the Ju-52 crash, a family of four was killed when their small plane went down in the Alps, but it was located further west.
  • If Dam Fails, Flooded City Will Be Under 17 Feet of Water

    If Dam Fails, Flooded City Will Be Under 17 Feet of Water

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    Heavy rains have caused flooding in Lynchburg, Virginia, prompting officials to order evacuations out of fears that a weakened dam could break and cover the city in several feet of water. The dam has been under survey by the city for years as a safety hazard . Liberty University, the Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell, is also located in Lynchburg.
  • Trump urges Sessions to end Russian Federation investigation

    Trump urges Sessions to end Russian Federation investigation

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    Later Wednesday, Trump contrasted Manafort's treatment to that of the notorious gangster Alphonse Capone, who was convicted of tax evasion in the 1930s, though the president mis-spelled his name. Slamming Trump, Bharara said even if it is "on the basis of a non-recusal by Mueller no less". "But I do think it would be a piece of evidence in the obstruction case going back to the firing of Comey because it shows Trump has this intense desire to shut down the Russian Federation ...
  • Large reward offered for information on missing University of Iowa student

    Large reward offered for information on missing University of Iowa student

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    It turned out that report was not substantiated, and investigators have ruled out the possibility that it was Tibbets, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Mike Krapfl told the Associated Press on Thursday. On July 31, authorities told people during a press conference they were not backing down on the search for Tibbetts. "We believe that Mollie is still alive and if someone has abducted her we plead with you" to let her go, Mollie's mother, Laura Calderwood, said.
  • Trump touts DeSantis in Florida

    Trump touts DeSantis in Florida

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    President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington . While the Kochs refused to endorse Trump's first presidential run, the president's loyalists don't want his 2020 re-election campaign bogged down by lingering bad blood.
  • Trump Receives Letter from North Korea's Kim

    Trump Receives Letter from North Korea's Kim

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    The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own. "Today, our boys are coming home". An estimated 5,300 United States service members listed as unaccounted for from the 1950-53 conflict in North Korea.