• Mattis says USA to continue operations in South China Sea

    Mattis says USA to continue operations in South China Sea

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    Pacific Command. He will then head to Singapore for the annual Shangri-La defense forum, where he will meet with a number of regional defense leaders and experts. The FONOP angered China, which considers the body of water as part of its domain. But the latest spat comes amid unusual tension between the US and China on trade and as President Donald Trump eyes a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear program.
  • British Vladimir Putin critic 'arrested in Spain on Russian warrant'

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    Browder has worked in the past with Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in detention in 2009, sparking worldwide outrage over claims that his imprisonment was politically motivated. Russian attempted a year ago to put Browder on the Interpol arrest list. The United States this month imposed sanctions on five more Russian officials under the Magnitsky Act, including the leader of Chechnya.
  • Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months after Facebook streaming court case

    Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months after Facebook streaming court case

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    A contempt of court charge can involve speeches or publications deemed to create a "substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced", according to the Independent . The former EDL leader has a criminal record dating back to 2005. "If I have to do that it will mean a re-trial, costing hundreds and hundreds and thousands of pounds".
  • Kuwait at United Nations seeks backing for Palestinian protection

    Kuwait at United Nations seeks backing for Palestinian protection

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    The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli blockade for the past 12 years, severely restricting access to vital supplies for the 2 million Palestinians packed into the narrow coastal enclave. Explosions shook the impoverished territory, which has been blockaded by Israel for more than a decade, and smoke rose from areas hit. Later in the day, further rockets or mortar rounds from Gaza were intercepted by Israel.
  • At Rally in Nashville, Trump Links Democrats to MS-13

    At Rally in Nashville, Trump Links Democrats to MS-13

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    The president's fiery comments, in front of a large crowd Tuesday at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville , were made to boost GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn . The Tennessee campaign is among several races crucial to Trump's plans to maintain control of the Senate, where Republicans are defending a narrow two-seat majority.
  • Hurricane Maria killed 4600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

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    The researchers estimated that most victims of the storm died between September 20 and December 31, 2017, as a direct or indirect result of Puerto Rico's worst natural disaster in 90 years. The research, funded by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and others, is likely to prompt renewed scrutiny of both the federal government and the commonwealth's handling of the recovery.
  • U.N. Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on Israel

    U.N. Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on Israel

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    Steinitz specifically told the IEC to wait to fix the problems until sufficient calm is established in the area. In a rare joint statement, Hamas and Islamic Jihad declared shared responsibility for the attacks , saying it was in retaliation for Israeli attacks targeting their positions.
  • U.S. Government Warns Hawaiians Not to Roast Marshmallows over Volcanic Vents

    U.S. Government Warns Hawaiians Not to Roast Marshmallows over Volcanic Vents

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    With an increase in emissions, there's more vog, said Lisa Young, environmental health specialist for the state health department's Clean Air Branch. The fissure is not threatening any property, according to Civil Defense. More residents in some sections of the Leilani Estates neighbourhood were ordered to immediately evacuate shortly before 8 p.m. Not only does the idea of cooking over scorching molten rocks seem extremely unsafe, the USGS said that the marshmallows wouldn't even taste good ...
  • Gaza militants launch barrages across border, Israel hits back with air strikes

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    Israel says its actions are necessary to defend its borders and accuses Hamas of encouraging thousands of Palestinians to break through the border and attack Israelis. The high Palestinian death toll in the border protests has drawn strong global criticism of Israel, with rights groups saying Israel's use of live fire is illegal because in many cases it has struck unarmed protesters who did not pose an imminent threat to Israeli soldiers.
  • Trump Warns Mueller's Team Will Meddle in Midterms

    Trump Warns Mueller's Team Will Meddle in Midterms

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    The FBI investigated Clinton for her email scandal during the campaign, something former FBI Director James Comey confirmed during the campaign, then essentially closed it, reopened it, and closed it shortly before Election Day. Last week, Trump raised eyebrows and drew rebukes with his claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Obama administration had placed a "spy" in his campaign for political purposes.
  • Trump moves ahead with Chinese trade tariffs, threatening to reignite tensions

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    The White House says it plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods that contain "industrially-significant technology" as trade talks between United States and China continue. Likewise, the USA will request that China remove all of its many trade barriers, including non-monetary trade barriers, which make it both hard and unfair to do business there, it said.
  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Over 70X Greater Than Official Count

    Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Over 70X Greater Than Official Count

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    The government-provided death toll stands at just 64, but experts say an accurate count was complicated by the power outages and widespread devastation wreaked by the storm, which caused $90 billion in damages and is ranked as the third costliest cyclone in the United States since 1900.
  • Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to become Israeli’

    Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to become Israeli’

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    Billionaire Roman Abramovich received Israeli citizenship this week after facing delays with renewal of his United Kingdom visa amid a crackdown there on wealthy Russians. The Home Office has declined to comment on his case. Abromavich reportedly flew to Tel Aviv on Monday to confirm his status as an Israeli citizen, and has purchased a property in the city, according to Ynet .
  • Hurricane Maria's death toll was far worse than officials said

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    Several independent investigations have concluded that deaths from the hurricane climbed higher than 1,000 in September and October. A third of those deaths after last September's hurricane were due to interruptions in medical care caused by power outages, and blocked or washed out roads, researchers said.
  • Mueller's team is 'meddling' in midterm elections - 5/29/2018 7:10:44 AM

    Mueller's team is 'meddling' in midterm elections - 5/29/2018 7:10:44 AM

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    And so our jury - and it should be - is the American people. Trump's first tweet came soon after the Mueller team targeted former Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort's business dealings. It's unclear, however, if Trump would heed his lawyers' advice. "In the new media landscape, InfoWars and Fox News are where the President's getting his support, and these theories are promulgated there", Mr.
  • 'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

    'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

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    The Australian-Chinese man posing as the North Korean leader calls himself only Howard X and said he was appearing to wish success for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump to negotiate an end to the North's nuclear program. Sung Kim, U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, is leading the U.S. delegation hold talks with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom, Sanders said.
  • White House Moves Ahead With Tough Trade Measures on China

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    The latest step follows a March report by the US Trade Representative Office regarding China's practices when it comes to technology transfers, intellectual property and innovation, according to the White House's statement. Trump, while demanding China to reduce the USD 375 billion by USD 100 billion retaliated with USD 50 billion tariffs on Chinese products. Republican Senator Marco Rubio and other lawmakers from both parties have criticized Trump's leniency toward ZTE, arguing that doing ...
  • Devastating flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland

    Devastating flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland

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    Hermond joined the National Guard in 2009, after serving 10 years in the air force . Rescue personnel walk along Main Street in Ellicott City, Md ., Sunday, May 27, 2018 . In one video posted to Instagram, three cars are swept down the street. "It's significantly higher than it was before", she told the newspaper, comparing the floodwaters to those of 2016.
  • Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii

    Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii

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    Hawaii County officials say the number of structures lava has destroyed on the Big Island is now 82. Hawaii County for weeks has had a "mandatory" evacuation order in place for several hundred residents in risky areas mainly at Leilani Estates, but no one is being forcefully removed from their homes.
  • Putin calls head of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs bandit

    Putin calls head of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs bandit

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    Moscow pressed pause on passing a new sanctions bill. Russia's leader added: "We don't need trade wars today or even temporary trade ceasefires". They will meet with Russian and French executives at the St. Macron's aides insist he is not cozying up to Putin, or seeking to pivot away from France's longstanding alliance with the U.S.in favour of one with Russian Federation and China.
  • Roman Abramovich moves to Israel

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    One month after the British government delayed renewing his visa amid increasing diplomatic tension between London and Moscow , Chelsea's billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich no longer needs one to visit the United Kingdom after managing to quickly become an Israeli citizen.
  • Gunman shoots police in Liege, four dead - Belgian media

    Gunman shoots police in Liege, four dead - Belgian media

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    Media reports said the gunman shot dead two police officers at a cafe before fleeing to the Lycee Waha school, where he took a cleaning lady hostage. He Tweeted: "Our thoughts are with the victims of this serious act in Liege. We are in the process of establishing an overview of exactly what happened", Jambon wrote on Twitter.
  • 'Spider-Man' climbs four-storey building in Paris to save dangling child

    'Spider-Man' climbs four-storey building in Paris to save dangling child

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    Mr Gassama told the president he had been walking past when he saw a crowd gathered in front of the building. "I climbed up like that, and thank God, I saved him", he says "I was scared when I saved him ad we went into the living room, I started trembling and couldn't stand anymore", he continued.
  • No sanctions on Iran: Sushma

    No sanctions on Iran: Sushma

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    Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and ordered the reimposition of US sanctions suspended under the 2015 accord. "EAM conveyed that all parties to the Agreement should engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen with respect to the Agreement".
  • News anchor, cameraman killed when tree topples onto van

    News anchor, cameraman killed when tree topples onto van

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    Tennant said he was also "personally" affected by the deaths because he had been interviewed by McCormick only 10 mins before he and his co-worker were struck and killed by the falling tree. McCormick anchored the station's weekend newscasts and had been at the station since 2007. Smeltzer started working at WYFF in February of this year, according to the station's website.
  • Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

    Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

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    He and some others made their way behind the restaurant, to help the woman. Local officials recently said 96 percent of the businesses were back in operation and more than 20 new businesses had again opened in the Main Street area. Residents formed human chains to pluck their neighbors from the rushing waters. "Do not stand and watch the water rescues - leave the area and do not put yourself in harms way", the Maryland Emergency Management Agency tweeted .
  • South Korean President Calls For More Impromptu Talks With North Korea

    South Korean President Calls For More Impromptu Talks With North Korea

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    Preparations for the June 12 meeting between the USA and the rogue state are underway with top American diplomat Sung Kim crossing the DMZ on Sunday. The two sides are also expected to hold separate talks on protocol and security in Singapore on Tuesday, with a White House team leaving for Singapore on Sunday.
  • Woman Punched In Head By Police While Sunbathing On The Beach

    Woman Punched In Head By Police While Sunbathing On The Beach

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    The video shows a Wildwood police officer punching Weinman twice - once in the head and once in the neck - and putting her in a chokehold. The video, which has been viewed more than three million times to date, does not show the beginning of the altercation.
  • National Guardsman Eddison Hermond missing after Ellicott City flood

    National Guardsman Eddison Hermond missing after Ellicott City flood

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    First responders are searching for a Maryland National Guard member who witnesses said was swept away by floodwaters as he tried to help a woman looking for her cat amid severe flash flooding. The flash floods that began on Sunday flooded buildings and destroyed vehicles. "They say this is a once every 1,000-year flood", Gov. Larry Hogan said.
  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich emigrates to Israel

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich emigrates to Israel

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    According to a separate Israeli media report, Abramovich will move to Tel Aviv, where he has bought a property, a former hotel. Abramovich, who is worth an estimated £8.6 billion ($11.4 billion), exercised his right under Israel's Law of Return, which allows Jews from anywhere in the world to gain Israeli citizenship.
  • Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

    Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

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    David Ige said the plant was "sufficiently safe" from the lava that has plowed through backyards and streets and burned dozens of homes. Hawaiii County Civil Defense said that lava had reached the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant, covering a well.
  • Giuliani says informant info key to Trump interview with Robert Mueller

    Giuliani says informant info key to Trump interview with Robert Mueller

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    Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who's been at odds with Trump for months, and compared with president with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a Senate floor speech, said there's "a lot of alarm" about the president's tactics, even among members of his own party, and that Republicans in Congress must do more to stand up to him.
  • Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis

    Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis

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    The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy - the farming sector", Ardern said . Mycoplasma bovis can cause such ailments as mastitis, pneumonia, and arthritis. New Zealand is the world's largest exporter of dairy products, and produces 3% of the world's milk. The government plans to pick up about two-thirds of the tab while farmers and the cattle industry will pay the rest.
  • Iran, Israel conduct indirect negotiations over Syria fighting

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    Netanyahu will travel to Germany and France for talks expected to focus on the USA decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal - long sought by Israel - and the Iranian presence in Syria. Iran's ambassador to Jordan, Dr. Mostafa Moslehzadeh, reportedly received instructions from senior officials to conduct the negotiations with Israel in Amman.
  • Teacher who stopped shooting: I had to save students

    Teacher who stopped shooting: I had to save students

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    He says he's still processing what happened. A GoFundMe page , created by a student at Noblesville High School, has since been set up in an effort to help Seaman pay his medical bills. The only other person shot, student Ella Whistler, was in critical but stable condition. "If it wasn't for him. a lot of us could have been hurt", Ethan said.
  • Italy's political pandemonium, explained in 4 points

    Italy's political pandemonium, explained in 4 points

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    A national election held March 4 produced a hung parliament. The anti-immigrant, right-wing League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement eventually set aside populist rivalries to draft a coalition platform, which included plans for a flat-tax, rolling pack pension reforms and government subsidies to the unemployed.
  • Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

    Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

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    Ellicott City , Maryland , located about 12 miles west of Baltimore , resides in the valley of the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Howard County officials on Monday morning confirmed that they were looking for a missing man. No fatalities were reported. One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS.
  • Ellicott City, Maryland, Struck by Catastrophic Flooding; 1 Missing

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    Rescue teams are responding to the area. Flooding on Main Street in Ellicott City swelled to the point that it nearly reached the top of a stop sign, the Baltimore Sun reported . "In a normal heavy rain event, you wouldn't see this amount of flooding, where you see cars floating down the road", Muccilli said. Its location and the heavy rain that dumped 7 to 8 inches on Sunday created a flawless storm that led to Sunday's flooding.