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Time is running out for emergency services trying to find survivors from the volcanic eruption in Guatemala , with 99 people confirmed dead and almost 200 still missing. Flower-covered coffins of seven people, who died during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, stand in the main park of the town San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala , Monday, June 4, 2018.
  • University Malaya breaks into Top 100 World University Ranking

    University Malaya breaks into Top 100 World University Ranking

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    The university was ranked it No. 4 among in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings , while finishing 28th overall in the national ranking. University of Malaya achieves its highest rank, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rankings for 2018 released today.
  • South African man sentenced for axe murder of parents and brother

    South African man sentenced for axe murder of parents and brother

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    A South African man who murdered his parents and brother with an axe has been sentenced to life in prison. The Van Breda family before the murders: (left to right) Henri, 20, Marli, 16, Rudi, 22, father Martin, 55, his wife Theresa, 54. Van Breda was also slapped with 12 months for obstructing justice. Meanwhile, Van Breda's lawyer Lorinda van Niekerk after told News24 that her client was "doing well" and coping behind bars, although this was "obviously not a good period for him".
  • Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board

    Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board

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    She followed up the next day. In response to Pruitt's recurring use of the restaurant next to the Situation Room in the basement of the West Wing, a member of the White House's Cabinet affairs team told agency chiefs of staff in a meeting past year that Cabinet members shouldn't treat the mess as their personal dining hall, according to three people with knowledge of the issue.
  • USA trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years ago

    USA trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years ago

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    Bailly asked the Trooper what street he grew up on. The trooper told him Poe Place - and memories flooded back for Bailly, who'd delivered a baby on that very street on October 5, 1991, when he was a rookie. We're not sure what the odds are of this happening-maybe they're close to the odds of a hole-in-one, winning the lottery, or being struck by lightning-but it happened.
  • Macron and Trudeau vow to confront Trump on tariffs

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    Anticipating a tense two days in Quebec, Trump has complained about having to attend the summit, particularly since it comes just before his high-stakes meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said two people with knowledge of his thinking.
  • Cahill, Arzani in Australias final World Cup squad

    Cahill, Arzani in Australias final World Cup squad

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    Fran Karacic was cut from the final squad . While Troisi is perhaps the unluckiest of the quartet, with a knack of scoring big goals for his country over his 37 caps not enough to save him from the chop. He has barely played any football since crossing to English Championship side Millwall but, as Van Marwijk suggested, there are different rules for Cahill.
  • Paul Ryan Contradicts Donald Trump on Spygate and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Paul Ryan Contradicts Donald Trump on Spygate and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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    Speaking on Wednesday, Ryan said: 'I think Chairman Gowdy's initial assessment is accurate ... but we have some more digging to do. "Today, for the first time I was hearing colleagues say, 'Well, you know, if Speaker Ryan won't stand with us in this fight over the essentials of our democracy, not weaponizing an intelligence community against a presidential campaign, do we need to look at other choices?'" "We have some more documents to review".
  • Severed rattlesnake head bites man who decapitated it

    Severed rattlesnake head bites man who decapitated it

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    She said he came to the rescue with a shovel and hacked off the snakes head, but "ten to fifteen minutes later, he went to get the head out of the way.the head actually turned around and grabbed onto his hand". However, he's not out of the woods yet: three weeks after being bitten, he remains hospitalized in stable condition, but his kidney function is still weak.
  • Tunisia in Shock after Migrant Boat Disaster

    Tunisia in Shock after Migrant Boat Disaster

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    IOM chief of mission, Lorena Lando detailed that it was reported that some 50 people had died on Sunday after it overturned while Sixty-eight others - from Tunisia and elsewhere - were rescued by the coast guards. The boat was 16 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax when it sent a distress signal to which local fishermen responded, alerting the Tunisian Navy and Coastguard.
  • Amnesty raises war crimes concerns over US-led assault on Raqqa

    Amnesty raises war crimes concerns over US-led assault on Raqqa

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    Both the United States and its allies (the United Kingdom and France) would then have "violated the worldwide humanitarian law", according to Amnesty global. Amnesty's report is based on the conduct of American, British and French forces, detailing the coalition's operations to oust Daesh from its so-called "capital" Raqqa .
  • Putin tells Europe on U.S. trade threat - 'I told you so'

    Putin tells Europe on U.S. trade threat - 'I told you so'

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    So far, Putin has answered questions on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the ban on Telegram and domestic affairs such as high fuel prices. Commenting on a question on the aluminum and steel tariffs recently imposed by the United States against Europe, Canada and Mexico, President Putin remarked that these restrictive measures are essentially sanctions .
  • Former Navy seaman to sue Obama for selective prosecution

    Former Navy seaman to sue Obama for selective prosecution

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    Saucier claims prosecuting authorities made an example of him - he pleaded guilty to unauthorized detention of defense information while aboard the USS Alexandria - while legally excusing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's decision to maintain a secret email server.
  • Henri Van Breda’s legal team to appeal conviction & sentence

    Henri Van Breda’s legal team to appeal conviction & sentence

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    Henri van Breda, who denied the attacks, also left his 16-year-old sister, Marli, in a coma with near-fatal injuries to the head, neck and throat, for which he received a 15 year sentence. Defence advocate Pieter Botha had called for a "merciful" sentencing, arguing that Van Breda was a first-time offender who was "barely 20" when he killed his family.
  • USA lawmakers want Trump to report on North Korea nuclear program

    USA lawmakers want Trump to report on North Korea nuclear program

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    The on-again-off-again summit between the United States and North Korean leaders is now back on again, planned for the 12th of June. "What he did was he called off the summit", he said. There was no immediate reaction from Pyongyang to the comments from Giuliani, who is not a member of the Trump administration but is the president's lawyer in the special counsel investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • A medical mystery grows as USA consulate workers in China fall ill

    A medical mystery grows as USA consulate workers in China fall ill

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    A United States official said the evacuated Americans are being brought for testing to the University of Pennsylvania. It was reported earlier this week that the State Department has established a dedicated taskforce to look into the " unexplained health incidents " with U.S.
  • Will sue Reham if her book gets published in UK: Jemima

    Will sue Reham if her book gets published in UK: Jemima

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    Reham Khan's upcoming book has landed into a massive controversy in Pakistan after its manuscript leaked online. According to a Dawn report , Jemima said that she would file a defamation suit against Reham Khan - a journalist and Imran Khan's second wife.
  • Germany Asks US To Clarify 'Empowering' Right Call

    Germany Asks US To Clarify 'Empowering' Right Call

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    In an interview over the weekend, Richard Grenelll said there are lot of conservative leaders in Europe who have contacted him telling him they feel the conservative resurgence on the continent. The former president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has suggested the new USA ambassador to Germany returned to the United States. The deputy parliamentary leader of that party, Rolf Muetzenich, told Reuters: "Clearly the USA ambassador sees himself as an extension of a right-wing ...
  • Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal

    Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal

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    As a result, the judges did not make a formal declaration of incompatibility, which would normally lead to a change in the law. She would like parliament to repeal parts of the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, thereby decriminalizing abortion in Northern Ireland.
  • Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

    Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

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    Instead of standing by while these shocking killings and abuses take place, they should take a lead from Israeli peace and justice campaigners: to demand an end to the multiple abuses of human and political rights Palestinians face on a daily basis, the 11-year siege of Gaza , the continuing 50-year occupation of Palestinian territory and the ongoing expansion of illegal settlements.
  • Putin says lifting sanctions on Moscow will benefit all

    Putin says lifting sanctions on Moscow will benefit all

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation where he called Trump by his first name when raising the arms control issue - a topic for a potential Trump-Putin summit. "The tragedy we are talking about is bad, and I feel immensely sorry for the victims and their families, but this investigation must be objective and comprehensive", he said.
  • Trump wishes Muslims 'Ramadan mubarak' at White House iftar dinner

    Trump wishes Muslims 'Ramadan mubarak' at White House iftar dinner

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    Mr. Trump hosted the dinner in the State Dining Room for the Washington diplomatic community, wishing approximately 50 guests a "very blessed Ramadan ". and then act like we're all friends", said Robert McCaw, director of government affairs for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). "To each of you and to the Muslims around the world: Ramadan Mubarak".
  • Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

    Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

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    They took a brief driving test and eye exam before being issued the licenses at the General Directorate of Traffic in Riyadh. A video apparently showing the first woman being granted a driving license in Saudi Arabia has been shared on Twitter.
  • U.S. heavy bombers fly over disputed South China Sea islands

    U.S. heavy bombers fly over disputed South China Sea islands

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    The Pentagon said the aircraft were on a training mission from their base in Guam and flew over the Chinese-claimed Spratly Islands on Tuesday, CNN reported . During the drills, pilots also launched simulated strikes on naval targets. Asked by a reporter about the USA ability to "blow apart" one of the man-made islets, Lt.
  • First lady Melania Trump attends on-camera briefing after

    First lady Melania Trump attends on-camera briefing after "rough patch"

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    On Tuesday, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished. Though there were questions surrounding her health following her long absence, there are no outward traces that anything is other than ideal. Jena Greene, a Gold Star daughter who attended the event with her family, told ABC News the first lady, wearing a black dress and her signature high heels, appeared to be ...
  • Sportspersons pledge to reduce use of plastic, urge people to save environment

    Sportspersons pledge to reduce use of plastic, urge people to save environment

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    Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said. Pakistan Navy celebrates World Environment Day on Tuesday and arranged numerous activities on to highlight the significance of environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness amongst public, concerned agencies and departments especially focusing on the marine environment.
  • Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for USA-North Korea summit

    Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for USA-North Korea summit

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    FOX Business reached out to McDonald's for comment on whether they would be interested in opening in North Korea, however, the company did not respond at the time of publication. I don't want to sit there and say, 'I did this, I did that.' That's not my intention. "I think it is right not to turn down the opportunity but it's also right to be very conscious of what you're doing and the risks", she said .
  • Italy's new PM vows radical change, flanked by party bosses

    Italy's new PM vows radical change, flanked by party bosses

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    Giuseppe Conte's government, made up of a coalition of far-right and euroskeptic parties, was sworn in on Friday after nearly three months of political turmoil that alarmed European Union officials and spooked financial markets. In the debate after the speech, ex-premier Mario Monti said Italy risked being put under supervision of the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund unless the government carefully manages the public accounts.
  • IDF Kills Ax Wielding Arab Attempting to Infiltrate from Gaza

    IDF Kills Ax Wielding Arab Attempting to Infiltrate from Gaza

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    On Monday, the Israeli military said it fired at two Palestinians who were attempting to breach the border fence, killing one of them. According to Israel, the Gazan practice of "agriculture terrorism", using kites with burning objects attached to them in order to set Israeli fields and property on fire, has caused considerable damage to farmers.
  • Donald Trump Appeals Court Ruling He Can't Block Twitter Critics

    Donald Trump Appeals Court Ruling He Can't Block Twitter Critics

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    The appeal to the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday came as Trump complied with last month's ruling by unblocking seven Twitter users who had sued, their lawyers said , but there was no indication he would unblock others who weren't part of the lawsuit.
  • Judge Aaron Persky Recalled After Light Sentence For Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner

    Judge Aaron Persky Recalled After Light Sentence For Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner

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    But Mr Persky told The Associated Press in an interview that he had no regrets over how he handled the case or his courtroom. "I expected some negative reaction", Persky said . When the results were reported Wednesday morning, 59 percent had voted to recall him, and only 40 percent thought he should keep his job. "This is a historical moment in time.
  • Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services

    Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services

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    The suspect, who holds an Israeli ID card, also meant to carry out out attacks against a delegation of Canadian security representatives living in Jerusalem to train the Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank, as well as against buildings belonging to the American consulate, 24 News reported .
  • A Sentosa Summit: Resort island gazetted for upcoming Trump-Kim meeting

    A Sentosa Summit: Resort island gazetted for upcoming Trump-Kim meeting

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    The North labeled Vice President Mike Pence "stupid" last month after he said Kim's country "may end like Libya", the African nation previously led by Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed by rebels in 2011. "The only ones sensitive about this are the media", he said. Pyongyang has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit to North Korea, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported , citing former Japanese lawmaker Muneo Suzuki, involved in the development of Japanese-Russian relations.
  • Trump wrongly accused Canada of torching White House in War of 1812

    Trump wrongly accused Canada of torching White House in War of 1812

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    According to a survey of US CEOs, many are scaling back their hiring and spending plans due to fears of a trade war. The remarks are likely to create more economic uncertainty between Canada and the US following Trump's imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs that now affect imports from this country, Mexico and Europe.
  • GOP senators push for bill to rein in Trump on tariffs

    GOP senators push for bill to rein in Trump on tariffs

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    But Democrats are planning a political counter-punch. The president made a personal appeal to the lawmakers block the proposal from going forward, according to two people present at the meeting. Corker said the "vast majority" of Senate Republicans agreed with the policy to limit Trump's imposition of tariffs. "There will be some who have hesitations over politics".
  • Hong Kong set for vigil as US marks Tiananmen anniversary

    Hong Kong set for vigil as US marks Tiananmen anniversary

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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.
  • Huge blaze breaks out near Hyde Park in central London

    Huge blaze breaks out near Hyde Park in central London

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    It is not now known how the fire started, and no current injuries have been reported so far. Police said the hotel was being evacuated and it was not yet known whether there had been any injuries. Firefighters were called to the fire at 1455 GMT. Roads between Scotch Corner and Hyde Park Corner have been closed while emergency services deal with the fire .