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The protests are branded a "counter-revolutionary rebellion" by Chinese authorities. Speaking at Dialogue China's launch event on Monday morning, Carl Gershman, president of the USA -funded National Endowment for Democracy, said that the Chinese Communist Party needs a "rewrite of history" in order for its regime to survive, of which the coverup of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is a prime example.
  • Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

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    The latest estimates-up to 80 more structures destroyed by lava than previously counted-could bring the total number of homes and other buildings lost over the past month to almost 200. "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land, nearly a mile out into the ocean", the civil defense spokesman said. "Right now, I'm hoping that it burns down", she said.
  • Nearly 200 missing, 75 dead from Guatemala volcano

    Nearly 200 missing, 75 dead from Guatemala volcano

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    At a roadblock, Joel Gonzalez complained that police wouldn't let him through to see his family's house in the village of San Juan Alotenango, where his 76-year-old father lay buried in ash along with four other relatives. Sunday's eruption was the most violent in more than a century. Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology head Eddy Sanchez had predicted "no imminent eruption over the next few days".
  • Qatar not to support any military action against Iran

    Qatar not to support any military action against Iran

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    He didn't identify any get together however could possibly be referring to Iran's rival Saudi Arabia, which has additionally led a blockade of Qatar with its Persian Gulf allies since June final 12 months, accusing Doha of supporting extremists and refusing to chop ties with Tehran.
  • Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

    Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

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    Others at the scene tried to help him, and managed to fend off the crocodile, but the pastor died from the wounds to his legs, back and hands. A Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in northern Ethiopia has been killed by a crocodile, police and residents have told BBC Amharic .
  • White House aide who joked about McCain 'dying' is out

    White House aide who joked about McCain 'dying' is out

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    The White House has not confirmed or denied whether Ms Sadler made the remark. The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. It wasn't immediately clear whether she was canned or resigned. In recent weeks, the White House had been planning the best way for Sadler to exit, according to an administration official that spoke with CNN .
  • Journalist who faked death: I didn't want to share Skripal's fate

    Journalist who faked death: I didn't want to share Skripal's fate

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    Revealing that Ukrainian officials had advised of the threat against him and their plan to foil the assassination a month ago, he added that he "had no choice but to cooperate". Conversely, Ukrainian security services received hearty congratulations on a well-executed operation from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, with Babchenko himself thanking them for coming to his aid.
  • Identification of Those who Died in Guatemala Volcano's Aftermath Difficult

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    The death toll stands at 70, but is expected to rise. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people who live near the volcano were still trying to evacuate, as new lava flows were pushed from the volcano in a secondary eruption . "We are going to have to resort to other methods. and if possible take DNA samples to identify them". Rescuers wearing hard hats, masks and goggles used shovels to dig through homes, unearthing at least one body burnt beyond recognition.
  • Melania to skip summits with President Trump

    Melania to skip summits with President Trump

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    Her spokeswoman told CNN on Sunday that Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to treat a benign kidney issue on May 14 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. "She's holed up with the Obamas , working on a tell-all book about her husband - unless she had a secret nip and tuck, in which case she's just healing".
  • Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing

    Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing

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    Guatemala's disaster agency said that a new column of smoke and ash was rising from the volcano Tuesday and that hot gas and molten rock was descending down its south side, AP reports . People praised the police officers on Twitter for the rescue. "Animals have a different sort of resistance. and different behavior when it comes to finding refuge", Sanchez said.
  • Hawaii Island forest wildlife heavily impacted by volcano

    Hawaii Island forest wildlife heavily impacted by volcano

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    Snyder said it was hard to count homes in that area from the air because of steam produced from lava entering the ocean. The area contains a mix of vacation rental properties and year-round residences, The Associated Press reported . The latest two communities affected by the lava flow had been ordered evacuated beforehand and there were no immediate reports of any casualties.
  • Trump family goes on holiday, but where's Melania?

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    The first lady underwent a medical procedure to treat a benign kidney condition on May 14 and remained in the hospital until May 19, according to the White House . "It's probably why she doesn't look real happy every day-well, maybe one reason", he said, chuckling. Drawing a parallel between her tweet and POTUS' earlier tweet, social media went on a rollercoaster ride cracking jokes and framing unusual theories about the First Lady's tweet.
  • USA official charged with taking US$800,000 from Chinese

    USA official charged with taking US$800,000 from Chinese

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    Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, of Syracuse, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges including the attempted transmission of national defense information to the People's Republic of China . Hansen speaks fluent Mandarin-Chinese and Russian, according to court documents. The FBI began investigating his activities in 2014. Between 2013 and 2017, Hanson frequently traveled between China and the USA, gathering information from military and intelligence conferences and providing intel to his ...
  • Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

    Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

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    In El Rodeo on Monday, heavily armed soldiers wearing blue masks to avoid breathing in ash stood guard behind yellow tape cordoning off the disaster scene. More than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes as a river of pyroclastic flow - a fast-moving mix of hot gas and volcanic matter - burst through homes, roads, and villages.
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    Trump Asserts "Absolute" Right to Pardon Himself in Russia Probe

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    While Mueller has indicted 19 people and three companies in his year-old investigation, including several former top campaign aides to Trump , the investigation has so far made no allegations against the president himself. And one of the articles of impeachment prepared against President Richard Nixon in 1974 was for obstruction. In short, unless Republicans speak with one voice to reject emphatically Trump's claim he cannot be prosecuted for crimes and can in any event self-pardon, ...
  • Mother roasted in obituary 'she will not be missed'

    Mother roasted in obituary 'she will not be missed'

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    A Minnesota woman's obituary has gone viral after family members voiced their true feelings on her passing. In 1957, she married Dennis Dehmlow, with whom she had two children, Gina and Jay. Commenters on the obituary page's guestbook were more kind. Dehmlow isn't the first to skewered in her obituary. Kathleen lived out her final year in a nursing home, and her sisters were by her side when she passed.
  • Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

    Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

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    President Putin said his meetings with Austrian leaders had been "very constructive but not easy". Over the weekend, Strache - whose party in 2016 signed a cooperation agreement with the main Kremlin party, United Russia - said it was time to lift sanctions against Russia.
  • Primary ballots mailed; unaffiliated voters to participate for first time

    Primary ballots mailed; unaffiliated voters to participate for first time

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    The Democratic primary has seen more energy than usual in the solidly Republican state, coming so soon after Democrat Doug Jones' shocking victory in last year's special Senate election. In Montana , Republicans are picking their nominee to face Democrat Jon Tester in November. "We don't know if it's directly targeting Democratic voters, or if it's a candidate who hired somebody and it's a snafu-type issue".
  • The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

    The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

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    Ash from the explosive eruption has fallen onto the capital, Guatemala City, as well as regions of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla. Photos of the village show bodies partially buried in ash. "The government is good at stealing, but when it comes to helping people, they lack spark". "That could cause more mudflows and nearby rivers to burst their banks", said Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala's seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute.
  • One man dies in hospital after eastern Ontario bus crash

    One man dies in hospital after eastern Ontario bus crash

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    Ontario Provincial Police say at least 24 people are in hospital, four with life-threatening injuries, following a bus crash in eastern Ontario. Another 20 people were being taken to Kemptville Hospital to be assessed. I noticed several police and paramedics on site and was able to see the majority of passengers outside of the bus. It reported that one was in critical condition and two were in serious but stable condition.
  • Israeli leader REJECTS Angela Merkel’s plea to reconsider Iran nuclear deal

    Israeli leader REJECTS Angela Merkel’s plea to reconsider Iran nuclear deal

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    European signatories of the accord back the deal but have concerns over Iran's ballistic missile programme and its influence in the Middle East . Iran says the two issues are non-negotiable. He said Iran had the capacity to accelerate production of centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium. Shortly after Khamenei's speech, French automaker PSA announced it was pulling out of two joint ventures to sell its cars in Iran owing to the U.S.
  • But why are Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un talking?

    But why are Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un talking?

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    The young leader was seen to have been overseeing Kim Yong-chol's USA visit last week, as well as monitoring the talks between American and North Korean diplomats to finalize an agenda for the summit, ongoing at the Panmunjom, the truce village at the inter-Korean border.
  • President Donald Trump withdraws Philadelphia Eagles' White House invitation

    President Donald Trump withdraws Philadelphia Eagles' White House invitation

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    Kneeling during the anthem in the National Football League became a contentious issue after former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began doing it in 2016 to protest racial injustice in the United States - a gesture he settled on in consultation with a USA military veteran because he felt that sitting on the bench was too disrespectful.
  • Woman in fatal field crash held on $500K bail

    Woman in fatal field crash held on $500K bail

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    Sharrow is accused of driving onto the field during a baseball game in Sanford , killing Douglas Parkhurst, a West Newfield, Maine, on Friday, June 1, 2018. In his four-page confession obtained by the Syracuse Post-Standard, Parkhurst said he and his brother had been drinking before he hit the girl. The suspect went off to serve in Vietnam, then returned to the region.
  • 'Miracle cure' saves breast cancer patient with only months to live

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    Doctors have reported a "complete and durable regression" of an advanced breast cancer after treating a woman with pioneering therapy using her own immune system. She's very aware that most patients with metastatic breast cancer aren't as fortunate and that experimental approaches can entail big risks. These women would instead be treated with radiation, surgery, and hormone therapy.
  • Guatemala volcano eruption leaves at least 25 dead

    Guatemala volcano eruption leaves at least 25 dead

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    Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango , Guatemala , Sunday, June 3, 2018. Hernandez told officials from the disaster agency that some of her relatives were buried. Image of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala erupting at twilight. The national disaster agency, CONRED , said the ash fall would affect 1.7 million people across the country of 15 million.
  • Lava from Hawaii volcano covers 8 square miles

    Lava from Hawaii volcano covers 8 square miles

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    Authorities are planning to airlift people out if the lava spreads farther and endangers the dozen or so holdouts. Kilauea has been erupting for the past four weeks , destroying dozens of homes and prompting evacuations from those who live near the volcano .
  • First Saudi women given driving licences ahead of law change

    First Saudi women given driving licences ahead of law change

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    Driving schools for women have been set up across five cities in the country, and teachers will include Saudi women who obtained their licenses overseas. Some 2,000 licenses are expected to be issued to women in the upcoming weeks. Authorities said eight of the detainees had been " temporarily released " until their investigation is completed.
  • Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort of Attempted Witness Tampering

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    The Russia special counsel has submitted a filing claiming that Manafort tried to contact multiple witness to influence their testimony. Mueller has indicted Manafort in federal courts in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with an array of allegations from money-laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, to bank and tax fraud.
  • North slams South for joining military drills-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

    North slams South for joining military drills-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

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    His comments came after Trump conceded that North Korea won't agree immediately to give up its nuclear arsenal, and seemingly walked back expectations for a quick deal from his planned June 12 Singapore meeting with Kim. The remark was given at a meeting with the South Korean and Japanese defense ministers, Itsunori Onodera and Song Young-moo, on the sidelines of the Asia Security Summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue.
  • US Congress Candidate: ''Women Are Sex Slaves and Infant Factories''

    US Congress Candidate: ''Women Are Sex Slaves and Infant Factories''

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    Nathan Larson , a Charlottesville , Virginia accountant running for Congress as an independent, admitted he is a pedophile and bragged about sexually assaulting his late ex-wife. According to HuffPo, Mr. Larson admitted being a pedophile after reporters asked him if he engages in the act or merely writes about it. When asked in the interview whether he is a pedophile or just writes about pedophilia, he said, " It's a mix of both ".
  • Shots fired near San Diego marathon, suspect in custody

    Shots fired near San Diego marathon, suspect in custody

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    San Diego police said the shooter was in custody, the scene was secure and the Rock "n" Roll Marathon had resumed. Gunfire erupted near the finish line of the Rock "n" Roll Marathon in San Diego , California on Sunday, with a female shooter holed up inside a municipal parking garage on C Street and Second Avenue, according to local KFMB-TV .
  • Woman accused of killing husband for beating their cat

    Woman accused of killing husband for beating their cat

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    Investigators spoke to Mary Harrison , who reportedly told them that she and her husband had been engaged in a heated argument prior to the shooting. to die for a cat", neighbor Carl Phillips told KTVT . Mary Harrison was taken into custody and transported to the Dallas Police headquarters.
  • U.S. teacher charged after feeding puppy to turtle in front of students

    U.S. teacher charged after feeding puppy to turtle in front of students

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    The charge against science teacher Robert Crosland was filed in Franklin County Friday, almost three months after the incident that sparked uproar across Idaho and beyond. The incident resulted in threats targeting Crosland and Preston schools. "The event occurred well after students had been dismissed and was not a part of any school-directed program", Preston School District officials said in a March statement.
  • G7 attacks Trump plan for tariffs that 'put USA economy in jeopardy'

    G7 attacks Trump plan for tariffs that 'put USA economy in jeopardy'

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    The Prime Minister said Mr. Trump "prides himself on being unpredictable" and said it was "insulting and unacceptable " for Mr. Trump to characterize Canada as a national security threat in order to justify hitting it with tariffs. Mexico is levying import taxes on US exports of various steels and food products, including pork bellies, blueberries, apples, grapes and cheeses. "You sell more things to us every year than to UK, Japan, and China combined".
  • Duterte slammed for kissing woman during televised event

    Duterte slammed for kissing woman during televised event

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    According to Gabriela, Duterte's kiss was supposedly meant to "divert the people from the real and pressing issues of the country". Embarassed at the request, she looked hesitant to comply, covering her mouth with her hands before eventually submitting to Duterte, who held her arms as he leaned in for the kiss, as the crowd cheered him on.
  • Bill Clinton says he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology

    Bill Clinton says he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology

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    Clinton also praised the #MeToo movement, saying it is "way overdue", but added, "it doesn't mean I agree with everything". "I left the White House $16 million in debt [from legal fees], but you typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this, and I bet you don't even know them", Clinton shot back.