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One suspect, Ram Singh, was found dead in jail in March 2013, having apparently taken his own life. The Nirbhaya gang-rape led to big changes to laws on sexual crimes against women. May 2017: The Supreme Court upholds the high court's decision to give them death sentences. The convicts still have the option to file a curative petition in the Supreme Court and send mercy petitions to the President of India.
  • Turkey dismisses 18000 state employees for alleged terrorist links

    Turkey dismisses 18000 state employees for alleged terrorist links

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    More than 77,000 people including military personnel have been arrested over alleged Gulen links under the post-coup state of emergency imposed almost two years ago. A Turkish court on Friday handed out heavy jail sentences to six journalists from the now-shut down Zaman newspaper which backed US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen blamed for the failed 2016 coup.
  • Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement 23 hours a day

    Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement 23 hours a day

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    The court document notes that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has "dominated the news cycle in the United States" and that "a significant portion of the media coverage has focused on Mr.
  • UK's top Brexit official quits government

    UK's top Brexit official quits government

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    After nearly 12 hours of talks at Chequers , the prime minister's country retreat, May said that "the Cabinet has agreed our collective position for the future of our negotiations with the EU" - a pronouncement akin to the British government equivalent of white smoke from the Vatican announcing the election of a new pope.
  • Thai cave rescue: D-Day arrived and those outside could only wait

    Thai cave rescue: D-Day arrived and those outside could only wait

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    They will be taken to a nearby helipad with a police motorcycle escort before being flown to the provincial capital of Chiang Rai for treatment in a hospital there. The group was found dishevelled and hungry by British cave diving specialists nine days after they ventured in. After a short deluge of rain on Saturday night and with more bad weather forecast, Narongsak on Sunday said authorities had to act immediately.
  • Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

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    N.H.C. said this morning that interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico , and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl. High surf and risky rip currents are expected along parts of the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts through early week. Beryl weakened to a tropical storm from a hurricane on Saturday and was forecast to lose more strength toward the end of Sunday.
  • Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't

    Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't

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    Earlier Sunday, commenting on the passage, China's Taiwan Affairs Office Director Liu Jieyi (劉結一) said the US has been "playing the Taiwan card" against China. Two US destroyers, the USS Mustin and the USS Benfold, have passed through the narrow waterway separating mainland China from Taiwan. The move comes as a U.S.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: Germany must increase defense spending

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    Last month, a dour Trump stomped through the G7 summit in Canada, suggesting Russian Federation be readmitted to the elite economic group, despite having been expelled for invading neighboring Ukraine and annexing Crimea. Administration officials have also said that subjects discussed with Putin would include Syria, where the administration is looking for a political settlement that would allow the withdrawal of USA troops there.
  • Trump Hires Foreign Workers for Mar-a-Lago Club

    Trump Hires Foreign Workers for Mar-a-Lago Club

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    Once again, Trump's business practices have seemingly contradicted his views on immigration as his Mar-a-Lago resort wants to hire 40 more foreign workers. Meanwhile, waiters working at the club have been given a slight pay increase - up from $11.88 to $12.68 this year. Other Trump businesses have hired foreign workers for temporary jobs.
  • Trump Names Former TV Executive as Communications Chief

    Trump Names Former TV Executive as Communications Chief

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    Gretchen Carlson is not happy about former Fox News co-president Bill Shine's new White House job, highlighting that the news comes around the second anniversary of her harassment lawsuit against the network. Trump has been searching for a replacement for Hope Hicks, who resigned as White House communications director in February - shortly after she said to lawmakers that she occasionally told "white lies" on the president's behalf.
  • Japan doomsday cult leader behind gas attack, followers executed

    Japan doomsday cult leader behind gas attack, followers executed

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    The cult carried out five coordinated attacks, releasing the deadly poison gas sarin on three lines of the Tokyo Metro during rush hour. "When I think of those who died because of them, it was a pity (my husband's) parents and my parents could not hear the news of this execution", she said.
  • Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position

    Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position

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    Wade , so we believe him", Hogue said. NBC, which only has American Ninja Warrior's Minneapolis qualifiers booked for this Monday, has yet to announce any tweaks to its line-up, while Fox as has been the case this summer has a disposable 9-1-1 rerun airing at 9 pm.
  • Quebec heat wave death toll hits 44

    Quebec heat wave death toll hits 44

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    Five more people have died as a result of extreme heat and humidity in Montreal after a week of record-breaking temperatures, bringing the city total up to 33, public health officials said Saturday. About it reports the Montreal Gazette, citing data from the press service of the Minister of health of the province. Large parts of Ontario have experienced similarly sweltering conditions this week, though unlike Quebec no deaths have been reported there.
  • Dad found dead after two teenagers killed in Sydney

    Dad found dead after two teenagers killed in Sydney

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    The children's 36-year-old mother, who lives at the West Pennant Hills home with the children, was treated for significant shock. "I can not imagine the significant stress and heartache she is going through", said Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden from New South Wales Police.
  • Collins must scrutinize, ask hard questions of Supreme Court nominee

    Collins must scrutinize, ask hard questions of Supreme Court nominee

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    Supreme Court , a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. The US President interviewed seven candidates from his master list of 25 judges, the White House said. "If Democrats tried to go anti-Catholic with her , that'd backfire and we know it", said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.). Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, another GOP moderate.
  • 'Insider attack' kills US soldier in Afghanistan

    'Insider attack' kills US soldier in Afghanistan

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    A Pentagon report last month said there were 47 so-called "green-on-green" attacks, or incidents where Afghan soldiers turn on their own side, so far this year. The name of the fallen service member will be released 24 hours after family notification has taken place in keeping with Defense Department policy, according to the release.
  • Did England fans celebrate their World Cup win too much?

    Did England fans celebrate their World Cup win too much?

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    The 25-year-old produced a superb display for the Three Lions, as Gareth Southgate's side won 2-0 to book their place in the semi-finals of the prestigious competition. "We don't know who we play yet". "In years to come they will be even better, but today was an opportunity we didn't want to miss out on". "We have an outstanding mentality in these players, a humility and recognition of where they were 18 months ago and the work needed to get to here".
  • Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable

    Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable

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    North Korea's official KCNA news agency said Pompeo's delegation was taking part in high-level talks for implementing the Singapore summit statement, but gave no more details. "We still cherish our good faith in President Trump", the spokesman said, while warning against repeating past failures. "People are going to make stray comments after meetings", Pompeo said.
  • U.S. Army Discharges Immigrant Soldiers Seeking Citizenship

    U.S. Army Discharges Immigrant Soldiers Seeking Citizenship

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    The U.S. Army has been accused of discharging immigrant recruits. More than 10,000 troops have joined the military through the programme - nearly all of them in the Army. " There were so many tears in my eyes that my hands couldn't move fast enough to wipe them away ", he said. "On the contrast, I'm a national merit because people like me with higher education and critical skills, we want to serve this great U.S.
  • Merkel To Make 'Every Effort' To Avoid US Trade War

    Merkel To Make 'Every Effort' To Avoid US Trade War

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    If migrants are not able to be taken to a "transit accommodation area" at the Munich airport, Germany's federal police will process arriving migrants at their existing facilities along the border, the government said in a statement. Since then, far-right parties are sharing power in key countries such as Italy and Austria while the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party won almost 100 seats in the Bundestag lower house.
  • Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

    Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

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    In a trilateral news conference in Tokyo, accompanied by officials from Japan and South Korea, Pompeo reaffirmed the US goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reiterating that his talks with North Korea last week were conducted in "good faith".
  • Washington braces for Trump's Supreme Court pick — Sunday shows preview

    Washington braces for Trump's Supreme Court pick — Sunday shows preview

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    Conservative activists want Trump to replace him with a nominee who is more unwaveringly conservative. "That's a big deal". - Savoring the suspense, President Donald Trump is weighing his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from the seclusion of his golf club in New Jersey.
  • Klamathon Fire kills 1; dozen wildfires dot California

    Klamathon Fire kills 1; dozen wildfires dot California

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    Roadway closures in the area of the fire were implemented to keep people out of the way of firefighters, and the California Highway Patrol said Saturday that "all roads northbound from La Patera Lane to Patterson Avenue along Cathedral Oaks Road are closed to the public".
  • 12 arrested in riots over police killing of French youth

    12 arrested in riots over police killing of French youth

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    Police detained 11 people. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe , who was in Nantes on Thursday, condemned the violence. Another person was arrested in the Paris suburb of Garges-les-Gonesse where the slain 22-year-old grew up, after youths threw Molotov cocktails at police and set dumpsters alight.
  • Activists protest planned West Bank demolition

    Activists protest planned West Bank demolition

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    In an interview with the radio "Voice of Palestine", Raafat said that the objective of Tel Aviv is to split the areas controlled by the Palestinian government in the West Bank and to Judaize Jerusalem. "We wanted to show our solidarity with this village which is threatened with destruction, for humanitarian reasons and because it is a major issue of worldwide law", the Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Pierre Cochard, told journalists at the scene.
  • North Korea: Talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'

    North Korea: Talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'

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    Pompeo responded that he had slept "just fine" but the exchange suggested tougher talks ahead. We did have a good set of conversations yesterday. Last week, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said North Korea could be expected to carry out the "bulk" of denuclearisation within a year.
  • 49 killed, at least 50 missing as torrential rainstorms pummel Japan

    49 killed, at least 50 missing as torrential rainstorms pummel Japan

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    But the orders are not mandatory, and many people have become trapped inside homes that were engulfed by floodwaters or hit by landslides. The Japan Meteorological Agency had issued emergency warnings about the potential for severe flooding and landslides, warnings only issued when it anticipates the sort of extreme conditions that occur just once or twice in 50 years.
  • North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’

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    Kang In-sung, a Washington-based correspondent for the widely-read conservative publication, had quoted an unnamed diplomatic source who said that President Trump had signed a copy of the CD for Kim, as the North Korean leader had asked about the song during their meeting in Singapore last month.
  • Whataburger responds after video shows MAGA hat theft, drink throwing

    Whataburger responds after video shows MAGA hat theft, drink throwing

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    A video posted on Twitter shows a man throwing a drink in the face of 16-year-old Hunter Richard . " You ain't supporting sh*t, n*gga ", the man says, as he strides away smiling and looking at the red hat. The bar wrote a post on Facebook in response to the video, saying that management terminated the part-time employee immediately after viewing the video.
  • Moving Brush Fire Destroys, Threatens Homes In Goleta

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    Burning on both sides of Interstate 5 it kept going north at least another seven miles to another small town, Hilt, which is about a mile south of the OR border. "We've been talking to people who evacuated, and no one's missing right now, so that's good." It says the areas of concern include the Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Ashland and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
  • Irish Water issues nationwide hosepipe ban

    Irish Water issues nationwide hosepipe ban

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    The ban is being introduced by Irish Water who have warned of drought conditions due to the prolonged heatwave. However, Yorkshire Water has recently revealed that daily water consumption has increased by up to an extra 200 million litres, this being more water than the whole of Leeds consumes in one day.
  • Donald Trump banned from Sheffield and labelled 'wasteman' by Magid Magid

    Donald Trump banned from Sheffield and labelled 'wasteman' by Magid Magid

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    He also offered "ways we can beat Trump", like participating in protests against the USA government and its policies, donating to organizations that fight said policies, and pressuring politicians to take a stand against the president. Trump is not expected to stop in Sheffield on his upcoming trip later this month, which includes meetings with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • Woman Arrested For Scaling Statue of Liberty To Protest Trump's Immigration Policies

    Woman Arrested For Scaling Statue of Liberty To Protest Trump's Immigration Policies

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    Okoumou was charged Thursday with one count of trespassing, one count of interference with agency functions, and one count of disorderly conduct, according to authorities , according to ABC News. In a democracy, we do not put children in cages. "Children should not be separated from their parents", Okoumou said. She threatened to kick off the ladder.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Sweden To Win The World Cup

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Sweden To Win The World Cup

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    England has, however, looked promising and Englishman Harrison has hailed the Three Lions performances so far. "I'm very excited, it's been a long time coming for England to do well", she says. "It's a good thing that England are scoring from corners, penalties and free-kicks, and they look very unsafe from these all the time". "They can give hope to them and, like I said the other day, we're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around strolling around and we've got an ...
  • Man threatened for challenging black mom at pool

    Man threatened for challenging black mom at pool

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    She said he had singled her out because of her skin color. Bloom, who served as chairman of the Glenridge community's private pool, responds that he asks pool users to see their identification "a couple times" each week. "Do you have your keycard?" the cop asks. Officers leave after Ms Edwards hands her electronic keycard to a policeman, who uses it to open the locked pool gate.
  • Malaysia Suspends Three China-Backed Infrastructure Projects

    Malaysia Suspends Three China-Backed Infrastructure Projects

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    East Coast Rail Link will connect the South China Sea in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia with strategic shipping routes in the west and is a major part of China's infrastructure push across Asia and beyond. Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng has said he planned to visit China soon to renegotiate the terms of the deal and said in a statement on Tuesday that the ECRL would only become economically feasible if there was a drastic reduction in costs.
  • Chrissy Teigen slams Trump over Elizabeth Warren, #MeToo comments

    Chrissy Teigen slams Trump over Elizabeth Warren, #MeToo comments

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    And we will say, 'I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. Warren, however, was quick to fire back at the president, taking to Twitter tell Trump that "maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying", while turning the focus toward the ongoing controversy playing out on the Southern border following the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy.
  • Syria: Assad takes border crossing as rebels agree to deal

    Syria: Assad takes border crossing as rebels agree to deal

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    Israel said it had targeted a Syrian army post that shelled a frontier "buffer zone" in the Golan area. Syrian government forces have seized control of the Nassib border crossing with Jordan, while south Syrian rebels said they agreed to cease fire and start handing over heavy weapons.
  • PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at B.C

    PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at B.C

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    Trudeau had become involved in the foundation after his brother, Michael, died in an avalanche in 1998. Canadian political commentator Warren Kinsella tweeted a photo of the editorial last month along with the hashtag #MeToo, which reignited the conversation surrounding the allegations.
  • Woman found safe after falling from moving SUV in Florida

    Woman found safe after falling from moving SUV in Florida

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    The woman had been riding with her boyfriend, his sister and the sister's 1-year-old son, the release said. The couple and Marquis' sister told investigators that Lee leaned against the front passenger door, which had been previously damaged, and fell out.