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Gloves come off in German election battle

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Merkel is set to run for a fourth consecutive term heading the German executive in the upcoming federal elections scheduled for September 24. Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz also vowed to invest more money in education as chancellor. Read More »

Border Guard Bangladesh sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

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It is the latest flare-up in ongoing violence between the Rohingya , a Muslim minority, and the government of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar . The Annan Commission's recommendations should be taken cognisance of and the Rohingyas must have their legal rights as citizens of Myanmar , among other things, restored. Read More »

How Trump's wall could shut down the United States government

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On CNN's "New Day" Friday, host Alisyn Camerota quoted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto telling Trump in a phone call, "Mexico can not pay for that wall". House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year. Read More »

United Kingdom officials in Brussels to resume Brexit talks

David Davis wants greater "flexibility and imagination" in order to break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations, as the latest round of talks get under way in Brussels . Davis will "outline the UK's strategy by calling for "imagination" on both sides" to drive what will be "technical" talks forward, the statement said. Read More »

Netanyahu: Iran wants to use Syria to eradicate Israel

Rivlin, in turn, criticized the UN's treatment of Israel in the past. His meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders are aimed at encouraging the resumption of peace talks. "No one understands this better than us, Israelis". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against the Zionist entity. Read More »

US Says N.Korea Fired Three 'Short-Range' Ballistic Missiles

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The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles flew in a northeasterly direction for about 250 kilometers (155 miles) into the sea. North Korea's nuclear arsenal and intercontinental ballistic missile progress may need time to pose a real threat to the US. "We do view it as a provocative act-a provocative act against the United States and its allies", Tillerson said, calling the firing "a violation of UN (United Nations) Security Council resolutions". Read More »

German Nurse May Have Killed 84 Patients, Authorities Say

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However, police now say investigators exhuming and analysing more bodies have found evidence of "84 more murders", which would make Hoegel one of Germany's worst ever serial killers. Toxicological reports for 41 people have not been completed, which means the number of victims could rise, police said. He said that he did lethal injection, and then tried to resuscitate patients . Read More »

Venezuela holds military exercises to reject United States sanctions and military threats

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In remarks earlier this month, President Donald Trump would not rule out a " military option " for Venezuela . The US National Security Adviser (NSA) has said that no military action plan was now being considered for Venezuela . Reflecting those concerns and a strong lobby effort by the US oil industry , Friday's action stopped short of cutting off USA imports of Venezuelan oil that are crucial both to both Venezuela's economy and to Gulf refiners. Read More »

Berkeley Police Arrest 13 as Anarchists Storm Right-Wing Event

Berkeley police have asked the public to send in photos and videos of the chaotic Sunday event to help them identify people who committed crimes and engaged in violence. Civic Center Park with heavy cement barriers. Elsewhere Saturday evening, protesters from Gibson's group and counterprotesters congregated in close proximity at Crissy Field, sparking heated arguments. Read More »

Harvey sends floodwaters into Texas nursing home, 15 seniors rescued

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McIntosh's wife told the newspaper they were hoping authorities would see it and come to get them. Although the nursing home residents were rescued, Texas officials are asking those who need rescued not to use social media. McIntosh later spoke to ABC News , and said he is very grateful for the people involved in the rescue. McIntosh continued to share updates on Twitter throughout the day. Read More »

JDU to seek Sharad Yadav's disqualification from Rajya Sabha

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While Congress President Sonia Gandhi or Vice President Rahul Gandhi couldn't attend the rally, Rahul sent a solidarity message for the Rally. Mahatma Gandhi's suggestion that the Congress should be dissolved as a political party (post-Independence) is going to be implemented with Rahul Gandhi at the helm, he said. Read More »

Lebanon: Remains of Soliders Missing from 2014 Found

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The army had said the missing soldiers were its "top concern", as it launched an offensive earlier this month against an estimated 600 IS jihadists in the border region. Later on Sunday, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil congratulated the Lebanese army on its victory against terrorism. Hezbollah managed to inflict huge losses on terrorists linked to al-Nusra Front. Read More »

Buckingham Palace; Man was Arrested as He Injured Officers

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan thanked the police officers and said: "Terrorists who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life will never succeed. The police officer had it in his hand, walking away with it ", said an unnamed witness quoted by The Times newspaper, who said tourists were running away from the scene. Read More »

Trump is threatening to 'close down' USA government

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He will pardon people, he will use executive powers - like the transgender ban in the military - and he will make decisions about foreign policy on his own. In July 2016, Donald Trump trailed Hillary Clinton by as many as 10 percentage points in general election polling, and some pundits began to wonder if the GOP would consider abandoning him for a more palatable nominee. Read More »

Cruise Ships Give Hurricane Harvey a Wide Berth

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Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean International said that its Liberty of the Seas cruise ship had departed Cozumel, Mexico on time on Friday and was still scheduled to return to Galveston on Sunday. "If there is a lull in the storm the Captain of the Port MAY allow for inbound cruise vessels however there is no safety guarantee", said a Saturday afternoon post on the port's Facebook page. Read More »

Myanmar: 71 die in militant attacks on police, border posts

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That triggered a military crackdown that led to widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture of Rohingya , and an exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh. The township of Rathetaung in northern Rakhine has been under "a blockade for more than two weeks which is starving the Rohingya people to death", it said. Read More »

Toronto confirms 1st human West Nile virus case of 2017

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The Mississippi Department of Health reports that the two cases are out of Humphreys and Forrest counties. Dr. Armstrong said, "They pick up the virus by feeding on an infected bird and then occasionally they might feed on a person". When outdoors, wear long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, and socks. Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to skin. Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Read More »

CBP rescues tiger cub in San Diego border crossing

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The cub's teeth are coming in, so it will be teething for the next week or two. They told an officer they had nothing to declare from Mexico , authorities said. This included a sales receipt from a Mexican individual that falsely stated the species was not covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ( CITES ), according to the complaint. Read More »

Brussels: Man Shot Dead After Attacking Soldiers With Machete

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Police secure the scene in downtown Brussels after a reported attack on Belgian Army soldiers, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The man was known to police for petty crimes but not for terror links, authorities said. Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted that "all our support is with our soldiers". According to RTBF, the attacker was a Somalian man, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" during his assault. Read More »

Tigers win brawl fest against Yankees Thursday

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Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been suspended four games for his involvement in Thursday's benches-clearing brawl with the Tigers in Detroit, MLB announced in a statement. But the fireworks didn't stop there. In Detroit's half of the seventh inning, Dellin Betances hit James McCann the catcher for the Tigers on the head. Read More »

Thai SC issues arrest warrant against ex-PM

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He said the court would seek permission for an arrest warrant for the former prime minister, adding that verdict has been rescheduled to September 27. "Such behaviour convincingly shows that she is a flight risk". Prayuth said in a speech Thursday that the country would return to a democratic path soon. Read More »

Fresh US-led air raids kill 7 civilians in Syria's Mayadin

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The U.S. -led coalition says it is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing runs against Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, and investigates any allegations. It's not known exactly how many civilians remain trapped in Raqqa and other ISIS-controlled areas around the city. "That said, an enemy that literally hides behind women and children or forces innocent people to stay in an area that they intend to turn into a battle ground are clearly showing who are the people ... Read More »

More assertive effort needed to make privacy right a reality: CUTS

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Attorney General, K.K. Venugopal told the apex court that " privacy , as a fundamental right, could have been mentioned in Article 21, but has been omitted". It certainly has an impact on day-to-day life". On Aadhaar , the government would now have to defend itself in the supreme court where it has submitted that it is essential to collect biometric details of the citizens. Read More »

35 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen hotel

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Tensions between Yemen's Houthi rebels and their ally deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh have reached boiling point in recent hours threatening to erupt into armed conflict between the two sides in the rebel-held capital Sanaa. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the strike, which Tawil said had also wounded at least 13 people who had been admitted to hospitals . They are trying to restore the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi . Read More »

Gunman shot by police following hostage situation in America

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Mayor John Tecklenburg emphasized to reporters during a news conference that: "This is not act of terrorism". This was not a hate crime. "This was a tragic case of a disgruntled individual, I think with a history of some mental health challenges, who took his anger into his own hands", he said . Read More »

India Outlaws Antiquated Instant Divorce Practice

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According to a report in The Hindu newspaper, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), which had maintained that the court had no jurisdiction over the matter, convened a meeting to decide what its response should be. While most Hindu personal laws have been overhauled and codified over the years, Muslim laws have been left to religious authorities and left largely untouched. Read More »

Hundreds rally at NFL's headquarters in support of Colin Kaepernick

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Some speakers said the league's treatment of Kaepernick is of a piece with a cavalier attitude toward players' health. The organizers also targeted Verizon, one of the NFL's largest sponsors. "The event was organized by Sgt. Edwin Raymond and officers wore black T-shirts emblazoned with "#IMWITHKAP" to show solidarity. So some things have changed - and Aaron wants Kaepernick's current situation to change, too. Read More »

Haryana govt suspends mobile Internet

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However, in what appeared to be some relief for a stretched administrative machinery, Ram Rahim Singh said on Thursday that he would appear in person before the special CBI court on Friday while appealing to his followers to maintain peace. Read More »

US State Department Updates Mexico Travel Warning

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Following the tainted and illicit alcohol scares from earlier this summer, Americans have another reason to stay away from Mexico - the U.S. State Department says so. As for the murders and carjackings cited in the warning , it said most involving USA citizens happened at night on isolated roads. US government personnel are prohibited from traveling on Highway 200 throughout the state, except to transit between the airport in Huatulco to hotels in Puerto Escondido and Huatulco, and they ... Read More »

1 dead, 7 missing after quake hits Italian holiday island

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Spokesman Luca Cari said the work to free the boys was complicated, but rescuers were maintaining voice contact with them. Il momento in cui Mattias è rinato. He says the Rizzoli hospital has been evacuated, except for patients on respirators. At least two people were killed in the quake that hit Monday night during the height of the tourist season, also injuring 39 and leaving homeless 2,600 residents. Read More »

Hurricane Kenneth weakens to Category 2 off Mexican coast

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The highest totals look to be on the east coast of Florida and inland, with the west coast and beaches seeing the least rainfall . The centers said Harvey could regain its tropical storm status on Sunday or Sunday night. If the cold front stalls out south of our area, Harvey's heavy rain may stay confined south of Temple and near the Gulf Coast. Harvey's remnants will spread across the Yucatan Tuesday, re-emerging in the Bay of Campeche. Read More »

Lockdown on White House lifted without incident

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President Donald Trump was not at the White House when it happened. According to ABC news the North lawn was cleared following the discovery of a suspicious package. In the recent months many such incidents have come to fore and some of them had to do with suspicious packages being found in the premises as well as some fence jumping incidents. Read More »

AMBER Alert issued for child abducted from Santa Maria

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The victim was described by police as Daniel's mother , according to the Los Angeles Times . Authorities believe he is with his father, Konstantin Morozov. They are thought to be travelling in a black 2017 Jeep Cherokee, license 7XZK698, after abandoning the 2015 blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback they were in. Read More »

Missouri Lawmaker Apologizes For Trump Assassination Facebook Post

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In a reply to one of the responses, she said, " I hope Trump is assassinated! ". But Missouri lawmakers from both sides of the aisle quickly criticized the post . Where's the majority of the party "when she says that she wants someone to kill the president of the United States?" But the Democrat, who has faced a deafening chorus of critics insisting she should resign, did not indicate any willingness to do so. Read More »

Divers search flooded USS John S. McCain; sailors still missing

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McCain . In addition to the 10 sailors missing, five others from the guided-missile destroyer were injured. Singapore , at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, is one of the world's busiest ports and a USA ally, with its naval base regularly visited by American warships. Read More »

OH judge ambushed and shot at courthouse; one suspect dead

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So far, authorities have not released a motive for the shooting. "Our prayers go out to Judge Bruzzese and his family". According to court records Judge Bruzzese was the original judge who determined that a visiting judge should be appointed to oversee the case against Ma'Lik Richmond and Trent Mays, accused of raping an unconscious 16-year-old in 2012. Read More »

Finnish intelligence warned of possible violence in Turku before stabbing attack

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Archbishop Kari Makinen, who heads Finland's Evangelical Lutheran Church, was also present. A note posted next to a bouquet of flowers read "Peace and Love - No Violence Finland ". On Sunday Police organised a reconstruction of Friday's knife rampage and raided several addresses in Turku suburbs. The attack occurred just after 4pm on Friday, with police shooting the knife-wielding suspect minutes later. Read More »

Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

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Raddatz noted that Falwell was one of the few prominent Trump supporters - or members of his administration - willing to defend the president publicly over his handling of Charlottesville. "The Chancellor then characterized Mr. Trump's remarks, which included the claim that some of the persons marching as white nationalists and white supremacists at the rally were "very fine people, ' as 'bold" and 'truthful.' This is incompatible with Liberty University's stated values, and incompatible ... Read More »

How Twitter reacted to death of All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads

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Tributes were pouring in for Sir Colin Meads on Sunday following his death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. "I met him a few times and he was always keen to share a beer and have a yarn". Another All Blacks great, Bryan Williams, said he was "completely overawed" when in the company of Meads. "We have lost a great one". Meads captained the All Blacks in 11 tests and formed a formidable locking parternship with his brother Stan, who played 15 tests at his side. Read More »

Cong hits out at BJP over cow deaths in Chhattisgarh

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Rajpur's Sarpanch Pati Sevaram Sahu alleged that he found many trenches were being dug to bury the dead cows lying around, which made them suspicious. "I am not guilty for the deaths". A team of doctors on Saturday visited the cowsheds in two villages to ascertain the cause of deaths. "Every such allegation will be investigated", Chhattisgarh Rajya Gau Seva Ayog Chairman Bisesar Patel told The Sunday Standard. Read More »

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

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Its population has plummeted, however; the USA -led coalition fighting the Islamic State estimates that 10,000 to 50,000 civilians remain in the city, down from about 200,000 when the militants took over. But despite losing Mosul, the capital of its self-declared caliphate, in July, the extremist group has continued to launch attacks in areas retaken by Iraqi forces. Read More »

Six killed in rocket hits near Damascus business fair

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It held a premier trade fair in the capital, Damascus, last week for the first time since 2011. The State television had reported that "citizens have been injured by a rocket" at the entrance of the Fair, without specifying the number or raise the dead. Read More »

Watch Video Of India-china Clash At Ladakh

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According to PTI , China said that it was " not aware " of reports of PLA soldiers entering Indian territory and said it is "committed to peace and tranquillity along the border". The August 15 stone-pelting incident is a result of heightened border tensions more generally this year, since the Doklam standoff began especially, and a effect of the fact that Indian and Chinese border forces do not carry loaded weapons, which is created to prevent inadvertent escalation. Read More »

At least 10 dead after train derails in India

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a message on Twitter saying he was pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express, offering condolences to families of those killed and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. The Minister said, he has instructed Railway Board Chairman and Member Traffic to oversee rescue and relief operations. A huge rush of people have gathered at the accident site. Read More »

Man arrested after three girls found dead in Maryland home

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The cousins were from Newark, New Jersey, and are the daughters of Williams' mother's cousin. The girls were found to have suffered stab wounds and were pronounced dead on the scene. Williams is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. "We have families that we need to be concerned about, grieving families", Donelan added. Read More »