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Israel is anxious about the presence of Iran, another Assad ally, in Syria, and demands all Iranian forces would completely withdraw from Syria. Putin is obviously well aware of Israel's position on these matters, and the recent developments in southern Syria - where Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to reassert his control over the area - will certainly be discussed in the Putin-Netanyahu meeting Wednesday evening.
  • Death Sentence to Nirbhaya rapists confirmed by Supreme Court

    Death Sentence to Nirbhaya rapists confirmed by Supreme Court

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    The Bench comprising Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan was hearing the review plea filed by Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23). In September 2013, four of the men were convicted of murder, gang-rape, theft, conspiracy and "unnatural acts" following a seven-month trial. The case also put the treatment of women in the world's largest democracy in the global spotlight and led to heavier sentences for sex crimes.
  • England anthem ‘Three Lions’ got one million Spotify streams on Saturday alone

    England anthem ‘Three Lions’ got one million Spotify streams on Saturday alone

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    Gareth Southgate's side were to emerge victorious on Saturday, with Harry Maguire and Dele Alli getting the goals in a 2-0 win. "This squad doesn't have those type of players, they are all of a similar level". In 1998, Croatia , which had emerged from a bitter independence war only three years earlier, made its debut at a World Cup finals. We have completed it.
  • Rick Santorum on Kavanaugh Nomination: Trump ‘Bowed to the Elite in Washington’

    Rick Santorum on Kavanaugh Nomination: Trump ‘Bowed to the Elite in Washington’

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    Trump's nom was unveiled in the White House's East Room, picking from his short list provided by right-wing Federalist Society. President Trump chose Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . An avid runner, Kavanaugh lists his two Boston Marathon finishes on his court website biography: 3:59:45 in 2010 and 4:08:36 in 2015. But if Kavanaugh is Trump's choice, he likely would step away from pending cases.
  • Thailand Cave Rescue: Boys Tell Parents 'Don't Worry' In Letters

    Thailand Cave Rescue: Boys Tell Parents 'Don't Worry' In Letters

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    High-powered pumps are clearing 50,000 gallons of water out of the cave every hour, helped by relatively dry weather over the past week. First message reads "I love dad, mom, and big brother". I am staying inside also happy. "To my grandma and aunt, I'm here". "I can guarantee that three to four days from now is the most favourable time for the operation and rescue mission using one of the action plans".
  • World powers back Iran oil exports, remain committed to nuclear deal

    World powers back Iran oil exports, remain committed to nuclear deal

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    The meeting was chaired by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and attended at the ministerial level by China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran. Since Trump s announcement, Iran s rial currency has fallen, prices have risen and the country has been hit by street protests and strikes. However, US President Donald Trump has urged the IAEA to widen its inspections to Iran's military sites despite his decision on May 8 to pull out of the deal.
  • Trump Zeros in on Supreme Court Pick

    Trump Zeros in on Supreme Court Pick

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    In contrast, during President Barack Obama's two terms, only 37 percent of judges confirmed were white men. John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) also spoke to the president about the merits and drawbacks of each nominee, including Kavanaugh . "It's a risk, when what a president really needs is a sure thing".
  • Trump Hires Foreign Workers for Mar-a-Lago Club

    Trump Hires Foreign Workers for Mar-a-Lago Club

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    The president's opulent Florida beach club wants to hire 21 immigrant cooks from October to May, and another 40 temporary foreign wait staff. BuzzFeed reported that thousands of workers on either H2-A or H2-B visas have been raped, beaten, abused, starved, imprisoned, or financially exploited by their employers.
  • Statue of Liberty climber addresses reporters

    Statue of Liberty climber addresses reporters

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    Park Police. She climbed the statue around 3 p.m and continued to climb (even resting at the feet of Lady Liberty at one point) for about three hours until law enforcement arrived and carefully helped her down. The island was being evacuated as a precaution. Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman accused Okoumou of staging "a risky stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life" and those of police.
  • England stars’ amusing reactions after qualifying for quarter-finals

    England stars’ amusing reactions after qualifying for quarter-finals

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    The Manchester United legend starred in a video for Eurosport on their Instagram page and began by saying England have broken their penalty curse after beating Colombia in Monday's shootout. "In life you can't be hindered by history or expectations". "Yes, the save [from Uribe] was a top-class save". "His athleticism around the goal is excellent".
  • Lavrov, Pompeo discuss Putin-Trump summit in July

    Lavrov, Pompeo discuss Putin-Trump summit in July

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    Putin "feels absolutely comfortable in all formats that are comfortable for his interlocutors", Peskov said, adding that the Kremlin "doesn't rule out" a private meeting between the two presidents. Trump and Putin will likely also discuss two arms control pacts - the INF Treaty and the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Huntsman said, declining to address whether they might strike a deal on either pact, which are planks of U.S.
  • USA holds talks on next steps with North Korea

    USA holds talks on next steps with North Korea

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly is preparing for his third trip to North Korea later this week to discuss a proposed timeline for full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The surprising news comes just two days after NBC News reported that North Korea is ramping up its nuclear development at "secret sites" instead of shutting down its nuclear operations.
  • Capital employees march in Annapolis Independence Day parade

    Capital employees march in Annapolis Independence Day parade

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    That proclamation came after the mayor of Annapolis said his request to Trump to lower flags had been turned down. In an interview earlier Monday with The Capital newspaper, Buckley said he was disappointed to hear that his request would not be honoured.
  • California wildfires turn San Francisco sky eerie yellow

    California wildfires turn San Francisco sky eerie yellow

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    Meanwhile, the Pawnee Fire , which broke out about a week-and-a-half ago in Lake County, has burned 14,900 acres and is now 80 percent contained. October fires in the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma valleys, north of San Francisco, killed some 40 people, razed some 245,000 acres of forest and scrub, and destroyed more than 7,000 homes and buildings.
  • Wildfire In Yolo County Expands To 70,000 Acres, More Evacuations Expected

    Wildfire In Yolo County Expands To 70,000 Acres, More Evacuations Expected

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    Fire managers said in Tuesday night's update that Monday night's cooler weather helped firefighters finish containment lines despite the strong, gusty winds. Anthony said the rapid spread of the fire is partly due to the large amount of grasses that grew as a result of spring rains in the region, and have since dried out.
  • What the Media Got Wrong About Ocasio-Cortez's Triumph

    What the Media Got Wrong About Ocasio-Cortez's Triumph

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    Progressive political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed a conservative TV host on Sunday after her suggested the Democratic congressional candidate for NY lied about where she came from. "It is nice. Growing up, it was a good town for working people. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny". Ocasio-Cortez points out that the focus on "identity" also discounts the hard work of her grassroots campaign.
  • Idaho man injures 9 in stabbing attack on refugee families

    Idaho man injures 9 in stabbing attack on refugee families

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    As of Sunday afternoon, each of those victims has survived, though several of the injuries remained serious, he said. "No, no sir. I don't understand none of it, sir", he said. news conference . Officers and paramedics were not the only ones shaken by the attack. "It is with deep sorrow we share the news that she has passed away today", Boise police said in a statement.
  • Hero puppy saves owner from rattlesnake

    Hero puppy saves owner from rattlesnake

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    A dog has been hailed a hero for saving his owner from a rattlesnake , taking a nasty bite to the face in the process. But soon it turned into a tragedy when her little Todd got bit by a rattlesnake fighting hard her to protect Godwin. Godwin described the attack on Facebook . The courageous pup is expected to fully recover. Todd is expected to be OK though. Godwin states that the fundraiser is not specifically for Todd, but to help others in need.
  • Pelosi doesn't see party shift to left in Crowley defeat

    Pelosi doesn't see party shift to left in Crowley defeat

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    Ocasio-Cortez won the 14th district in NY which includes Queens and a portion of the Bronx. But more recently, the 28-year-old was working as a bartender in New York City to help support her family. "The biggest hurdle that our communities have is cynicism-saying it's a done deal, who cares, there's no point to voting", Ocasio-Cortez told volunteers in the lead-up to election day.
  • Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

    Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

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    U.S. aluminium market participants were largely unfazed by the announcement, but a Canadian aluminium supplier told American Metal Market that these tariffs are not expected to disappear any time soon. "We just can't accept that that behavior, the bullying, from somebody that is going to affect our country, our jobs, our families' livelihoods on a whim", he says.
  • 11 people killed in India's capital, police probe link to gang war

    11 people killed in India's capital, police probe link to gang war

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    Police are investigating. Let's wait for their investigation to be over, ' said New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the scene. No suicide note has been found yet. While some were found hanging, others were lying on the floor. Detectives are now probing whether the family died by suicide or were killed, he said.
  • Trump's legislation to limit Chinese investment in US

    Trump's legislation to limit Chinese investment in US

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    President Trump on Wednesday softened proposed limits on China's right to invest in USA technology companies, the latest sign of an on-again , off-again trade war that is raising doubts about his ability to wring concessions from Beijing.
  • Flights in and out of Bali cancelled

    Flights in and out of Bali cancelled

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    Two Air New Zealand flights have been cancelled after renewed activity on Bali's Mount Agung volcano. AIRLINES have put on extra flights to clear the backlog of passengers stranded after the small eruption of Bali's Mount Agung closed Denpasar Airport.
  • Hundreds of Women's March Protesters Arrested in Senate Office Building

    Hundreds of Women's March Protesters Arrested in Senate Office Building

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    The protest was organized and promoted by Women's March, the same group that mounted a massive protest effort a year ago shortly after President Donald Trump took office. Facing a massive public backlash, last week Trump issued an order allowing families to stay together after being detained at the border. In a written statement, the Capitol police said around 575 people were charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside the office building.
  • Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

    Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

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    Mnangagwa - who took power after Mugabe's ouster in November - said he was the target of the attack, which the state media is describing as an assassination attempt. He has pledged to hold free and fair elections as he seeks to mend global relations and have sanctions against Zimbabwe dropped. Dramatic footage showed him walking off the stage and into a crowded tent where the blast occurred seconds later, sending up smoke as people screamed and ran for cover.
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

    Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

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    President Trump said that he found out about Kennedy's retirement a half-hour before it was announced - he had in fact gone to the White House to talk to the president for about 30 minutes, and Kennedy offered recommendations about who might replace him, the president told reporters during a meeting with the president of Portugal.
  • New Zealand Leader and Her Partner Name Their Daughter Neve

    New Zealand Leader and Her Partner Name Their Daughter Neve

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    Ardern answered questions with a broad smile while rocking Neve back and forth as she slept. Te Aroha means "love" in New Zealand's indigenous Maori language, and Ardern said that name reflected the amount of love and generosity that people had shown the couple even before the baby arrived.
  • Uber safety driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal collision

    Uber safety driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal collision

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    Uber's self-driving system initially misidentified the 49-year-old victim, Elaine Herzberg, as a vehicle when she was pushing a bike across a dark thoroughfare, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. She was looking down for 5.2 of the final 5.7 seconds prior to the crash, the report says. Investigators' tests show that the accident , in March, would have been "entirely avoidable" had Vasquez focused on the road, the report says.
  • President Trump says wife's 'I don't care' jacket was aimed at media

    President Trump says wife's 'I don't care' jacket was aimed at media

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    Even though Donald Trump was quick to defend his wife, Melania Trump , after millions of people slammed her for wearing a jacket with the insensitive message "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" on it, he is said to be furious. First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. " Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares! ".
  • Costello: Trump torpedoed GOP immigration efforts

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    Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday that the USA immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry. Trump's struggles on immigration follow his failure previous year to repeal the so-called Obamacare law, a central tenet of GOP orthodoxy since President Barack Obama signed it into law in 2010, and the president's uneven implementation of his travel ban, which will be the subject of a Supreme Court ruling this week.
  • Angry Priest Hits Baby For Crying During Baptism

    Angry Priest Hits Baby For Crying During Baptism

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    The exact location of the church and the date of the incident are unclear, although the video surfaced on the internet on Wednesday. After attempting to console the crying child, the priest tries a different approach and slaps him across the cheek.
  • Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

    Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters in advance of votes on two broad immigration bills, deriding the Republican immigration legislation as a "compromise with the devil", at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to first child

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to first child

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    Ardern became her party's youngest leader and New Zealand's youngest in 150 years after defeating former Prime Minister Bill English in last October's election. Ms Ardern was driven to hospital by her partner Clark Gayford and arrived at 5.50am this morning. "But this is news that Jacinda wanted to share with New Zealand, and for it to be part of New Zealand, and I think her and Clarke have managed to do just that".
  • Trump signs order ending controversial policy of separating families at border

    Trump signs order ending controversial policy of separating families at border

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    Those defections - almost 1 in 5 GOP lawmakers - underscored the party's chasm over immigration and the election-year pressures Republicans face to stay true to districts that range from staunchly conservative to pro-immigrant. Parents crossing the border illegally with children were earlier referred to immigration courts, rather than being detained. As Trump hasn't backed down on prosecuting families caught crossing the U.S.
  • Lara Trump Blames Desperate' Dems for Child Separation

    Lara Trump Blames Desperate' Dems for Child Separation

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    It's still unclear whether the official line is that family separation is a wise policy created to deter illegal border crossings or a tragic but unavoidable byproduct of immigration laws or a proudly humanitarian way to provide "summer camp" with video games and soccer for kids whose parents are bad, bad people.
  • Disney hikes bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion, tops Comcast

    Disney hikes bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion, tops Comcast

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    Now, according to CNN Money, Disney has raised their bid to $71.3 billion, topping Comcast's offer by $6.3 billion. Disney said it will pay $38 per share for Fox , up from its initial bid of $28 per share. Disney said the value of the assets - which include production companies responsible for " The Simpsons " and " Modern Family ", as well as film production businesses - had increased compared to December due to tax reform and operating improvements.
  • U.S. to Withdraw From United Nations Human Rights Council

    U.S. to Withdraw From United Nations Human Rights Council

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    The council has adopted more resolutions condemning Israel than any other country on earth, and nothing condemning nearly 90 percent of the world's states. But UN officials said no member has withdrawn. "The human rights council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy". "In that situation, the USA would be able to speak out on rights abuses, but not to vote", the AP observed.
  • Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

    Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

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    And one of Trump's top allies in Congress said he would introduce stand-alone legislation to stop the family separations - in case a pair of House Republicans' broader immigration bills fail this week. The President also continued to blame the opposition, asking, "Why don't the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world's worst immigration laws?" On Tuesday, he said Democrats are the problem .