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Liu's close friends Gao Yu, a veteran journalist in Beijing, and Wu Yangwei, better known by his pen name Ye Du, said Liu Xia took a Finnair flight to Berlin on Tuesday morning. Su Yutong, a family friend based in Germany, also confirmed her departure . "But we still fear for Liu Hui, who is being kept in the country as a guarantee so that Liu Xia does not speak out overseas".
  • YouTube investing $25M in journalism and pushing 'authoritative' sources

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    To combat conspiracy theories, YouTube will start displaying information from third-party sources like Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica next to videos about "well-established historical and scientific topics that have often been subject to misinformation", including the Oklahoma City bombing and the moon landing.
  • Deputy minister: British government steps could bring new dynamic to Brexit

    Deputy minister: British government steps could bring new dynamic to Brexit

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    Numerous prime minister's supporters believe she would win a contest and cement her authority; but May would face a leadership challenge if she lost, with Johnson among the potential candidates. May's Cabinet collectively agreed on Friday on a relatively "soft" Brexit proposal that would result in close ties between the European Union and United Kingdom, and free trade on goods.
  • Sen. Leahy Waits To See Who Trump Nominates For Supreme Court Slot

    Sen. Leahy Waits To See Who Trump Nominates For Supreme Court Slot

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    Democrats are still stinging from Republicans refusing to even grant a hearing to President Barack Obama's choice to serve on the Supreme Court , Merrick Garland. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. A graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, Kavanaugh - the only one of Trump's four finalists who has an Ivy League degree - will be in good company on a court where all the current justices have gone to law school at Harvard or Yale.
  • Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Who Inspired Bundy Militia Occupation of Wildlife Refuge

    Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Who Inspired Bundy Militia Occupation of Wildlife Refuge

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    Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of OR, who lobbied the White House for the pardon of the Hammonds, said Trump's decision was "a win for justice, and an acknowledgement of our unique way of life in the high desert, rural West". The pardons will hopefully make it clear that federal managers are not free to put ranchers out of business and take their land, said Dave Duquette, national strategic planner for Protect the Harvest, an agricultural and hunting nonprofit.
  • Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

    Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

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    Alluding to that worry, the regional army commander offered his thanks Monday to the rain god Phra Pirun, imploring him to "keep showing us mercy". "I beg Phra Pirun because the Meteorological Department said that from Monday on there will be continuous rain", Bancha said.
  • How significant is Trump's Supreme Court pick?

    How significant is Trump's Supreme Court pick?

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    In a later tweet he said he was looking forward to the Monday night announcement of his "exceptional" pick. Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. The Senate ultimately confirmed Gorsuch by a 54-45 vote, with only three Democrats crossing the partisan divide in his favor. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heitkamp.
  • Space X testing tiny submarine to help boys trapped in Thailand cave

    Space X testing tiny submarine to help boys trapped in Thailand cave

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    Now, more than two weeks after their children became trapped in a flooded cave, some of the families are finally celebrating their return. Footage released by authorities showed groups of soldiers carrying what appeared to be two of the boys on stretchers into the back of waiting ambulances which then sped off for a nearby hospital.
  • Trump describes Putin as ‘competitor’ ahead of Helsinki summit

    Trump describes Putin as ‘competitor’ ahead of Helsinki summit

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    Referring to a planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, the USA president added: "And I have Putin. Very supportive", Trump said. THIS SHOULD BE EASY: President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017.
  • Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

    Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

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    The ER24 medical service confirmed the fatality. He said the pilot was in a critical condition following the crash. The plane, which had been expected at the Aviodrome, 'crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight, ' it said.
  • Flooding in Japan has killed more than 100

    Flooding in Japan has killed more than 100

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    Over 70,000 emergency workers have been deployed to dig through flood waters and the aftermath of landslides that have transformed the landscape in parts of central and western Japan . The record downpours that began last week have stopped, and receding flood waters have laid bare the destruction that has cut a swathe through the west of the country.
  • Trump weighs top picks for Supreme Court amid last-minute maneuvering

    Trump weighs top picks for Supreme Court amid last-minute maneuvering

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    The president also has been considering federal appeals court Judges Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman . In a discussion with Chris Matthews, Maddow said Kavanaugh appeared to be the only one on Trump's list who is on the record as asserting that a president should be exempt from criminal investigation and prosecution while in office, other than by Congress.
  • Jeremy Hunt named as new foreign secretary

    Jeremy Hunt named as new foreign secretary

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    Johnson, who served as foreign secretary, was the face of the Brexit campaign. In her reply Mrs May said that if he could not support the Government's position, "it is right that you should step down". In a scathing resignation letter , Mr Johnson - who led the official Leave campaign in the European Union referendum - said the dream of the Brexiteers was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt" and that Mrs May's plan would reduce the United Kingdom to the "status of a colony".
  • Mother survives fatal crash that claims husband, four daughters in Delaware

    Mother survives fatal crash that claims husband, four daughters in Delaware

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    Police haven't identified the victims but family confirmed they were Teaneck residents: Audie Trinidad, 61, and his daughters 20-year-old Nikki, 17-year-old Danna and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa. We don't know how we will cope once reality sets in. The only survivor from their vehicle was the girls' mother, Mary Rose Ballocanag who was asleep at the time and woke up to find her unresponsive husband on her after the impact.
  • U.K. Opens Murder Probe After Woman Exposed to Nerve Agent Dies

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    Police and public health officials insist the risk to the wider public remains low. Sturgess was taken to hospital around 10.15am and Rowley several hours later, around 3.30pm. March 22: Det. -Sgt. Moscow has rejected the accusations and has hit back by expelling Western diplomats. Russian Federation responds with its own banishments of foreign diplomats.
  • United Kingdom prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

    United Kingdom prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

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    Johnson's resignation - more perilous for May given his seniority in government - came Monday afternoon local time, just before the Prime Minister was due to make a scheduled statement in Parliament. She said: "On Friday at Chequers our cabinet agreed a comprehensive and ambitious proposal that provides a responsible and credible basis for regressing negotiations with the European Union towards a new relationship after we leave on the 29 March next year".
  • WhatsApp starts testing ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ feature

    WhatsApp starts testing ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ feature

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    To this end, WhatsApp has announced a new research awards program for social science and misinformation. The company is testing a feature in India to highlight a forwarded message as well as it is deploying machine learning techniques to identify malicious content.
  • UK PM Theresa May seeks unity amid chaos over Brexit plans

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    However, like the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, who famously declared "tis but a scratch" after having his limbs removed in battle, May addressed MPs in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, steely faced and resilient.
  • David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

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    I'll be in hospital'. That fervour has taken captain Harry Kane's popularity up a notch, with England's Golden Boot leader now tantalisingly close to lifting the World Cup . He said watching his son for the first time in Russian Federation against Sweden was "brilliant and nerve-racking" and recalled the journey of the child into global football star.
  • Thai cave rescue: Divers embark on mission to rescue final five

    Thai cave rescue: Divers embark on mission to rescue final five

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    Rescuers will guide the remaining five members of a youth football squad out from inside a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday, the chief of the painstaking operation to free them told reporters . "They can have normal food but we are making sure it is easily digestible, not spicy or too strongly flavoured". 'Doctors have told us we must be careful about the food that is given to them because they are fragile after starving for many days.
  • Trump says China derailing North Korea talks

    Trump says China derailing North Korea talks

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    Following the high-profile summit between the USA and North Korea , in which Trump and Kim took part in an historic meeting, President Trump appeared optimistic about the future of relations between the nations and spoke warmly of the talks between himself and Kim.
  • Right-Wing Judicial Group Targets 4 Democrats In Supreme Court Fight

    Right-Wing Judicial Group Targets 4 Democrats In Supreme Court Fight

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    Kavanaugh is Trump's second high court pick after Justice Neil Gorsuch . Additionally, Kavanaugh wrote a 2009 law article arguing that presidents should be exempt from certain lawsuits and investigations that "would ill serve the public interest, especially in times of financial or national security crisis".
  • Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

    Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

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    Many evangelical pastors and activists said they would have been pleased with any of the names reported to be on Trump's shortlist for the nomination. "It's insane" over there, said a source close to the process. "It can happen. You have to take the good with the bad". "Bob Casey is so blinded by partisanship that he is opposing a nominee for the Supreme Court before the pick is announced".
  • Trump denies USA opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

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    Trump wrote on Monday: "The US strongly supports breast feeding but we don't believe women should be denied access to formula". Need more reasons to get corporate money out of politics? The Times reported that the USA effort this spring during the UN-affiliated world health meeting was largely unsuccessful and that most of the original wording remained.
  • Kane spurred on by England's class of '66

    Kane spurred on by England's class of '66

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    The Spurs forward and Golden Boot hopeful is preparing for England's biggest game in decades on Wednesday when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final. Everyone wants to finish the job and we are excited to try and do that. However, it is England that are now the second favourite team to win the World Cup this year and as such that match is possibly going to go the way of an England win if you look at the way that Croatia did have to battle when they beat Russian ...
  • Judgment day for law on abortion as Trump nominates Supreme Court judge

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    President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice down to four candidates ahead of Monday's nomination announcement - his second U.S. Supreme Court justice pick less than two years into his presidency. "I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's 'Meet the Press.' "They're good judges". As the president deliberated, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network prepared for a seven-figure advertising buy in four states to support the eventual nominee.
  • Boris Johnson quits as U.K.'s May faces mounting Brexit crisis

    Boris Johnson quits as U.K.'s May faces mounting Brexit crisis

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    According to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Johnson's departure from May's cabinet has turned an "embarrassing and hard situation for the PM into potentially a full-blown crisis". Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of a group of Brexit supporters in the Conservative Party, said Davis' resignation proved that their concerns were well-founded.
  • Kremlin statement says Vladimir Putin 'proud' of Russia's World Cup 'heroes'

    Kremlin statement says Vladimir Putin 'proud' of Russia's World Cup 'heroes'

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    From the first second I put together this team, I knew where it was heading. They have fallen in love with us. "(Putin) watched, he was rooting for the team. "Thank you for those honest, genuine emotions that you gave us throughout the World Cup ". Croatia prevailed from the spot after misses from Fyodor Smolov and Mario Fernandes , whose dramatic extra-time equaliser had forced the shootout, saw Russian Federation bid farewell with their heads held high and having wildly exceeded ...
  • Here Are Trump’s Reported ‘Final Four’ Picks for Supreme Court Justice

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    But four Democrats from states Trump won in 2016 voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago, leaving the Republicans room for error. Democratic candidates running this fall and in 2020 need to remind voters about the importance of the Supreme Court-in particular the protection of women's reproductive rights, equal voting rights, civil rights, consumer rights, the rights of workers and union members, and more .
  • Iranian teenager arrested over Instagram video, women dance on streets to protest

    Iranian teenager arrested over Instagram video, women dance on streets to protest

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    Her performances had thousands of followers on various accounts with her name on them, ranging from 12,000 to 66,000 followers. I didn't work with a team, I received no training. Iranian football supporters wave their national flags as they cheer for their national team during a screening of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Iran and Spain in Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran, June 20, 2018.
  • In Egypt sent to prison tourist, complained about harassment

    In Egypt sent to prison tourist, complained about harassment

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    She also suffers from depression, he said . The court's verdict is not final and will be appealed on 29 July. In Mona el-Mazbouh's 10-minute video she described Egyptians as the "dirtiest people" and Egypt "the country of pimps. The Facebook post went viral on social media prompting her arrest. "You deserve what Sisi is doing to you, I hope God sends you someone more oppressive than Sisi", Mazbouh said.
  • U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

    U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

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    The succession of resignations has raised doubts over May's pledge to run a "strong and stable" government, and has led to rumours that her own position could be on the line. Her earlier reluctance to spell out her strategy was for fear of encouraging exactly this - angering one of the two factions in her Conservative Party that have sparred with each other since Britain voted to leave at a 2016 referendum.
  • Schoolgirl alleges rape by principal, teachers, students

    Schoolgirl alleges rape by principal, teachers, students

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    Ajay Kumar Singh, Deputy Superintendent, Saran, told reporters, "We've arrested the principal, a teacher and four students and produced them in court". The girl said she did not report the abuse immediately, "fearing society would ostracize" her, the English-language Hindustan Times newspaper reported.
  • Duduzane Zuma granted bail of R100,000

    Duduzane Zuma granted bail of R100,000

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    Duduzane Zuma is alleged to have been part of attempts to bribe a former deputy finance minister to agree to a top role in government. Mr Zuma was also ordered to hand in his passport. Jonas claims he was offered six-hundred million rand at that meeting, which took place at the Guptas' Saxonwold compound. On Sunday, City Press reported that, last week Duduzane travelled back to South Africa from Dubai with his lawyer Rudi Krause.
  • 'I JUST HEARD A LOUD BAM!': Chopper crashes into house in Virginia

    'I JUST HEARD A LOUD BAM!': Chopper crashes into house in Virginia

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    Authorities are working to identify the helicopter's pilot, and said that he or she was not the fatality reported . FAA officials identified the aircraft as a R44 helicopter and said that the pilot was the only person on board. Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from a house on fire, told the newspaper the whole house shook when the crash occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also responding to the scene.
  • Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

    Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

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    President Rodrigo Duterte , amid tensions between the church and state, continued to challenge Christians about their God. Duterte, a self-proclaimed Catholic himself still claims to believe in God. "So where is the logic of God there? ". Roque also pointed out that Duterte's remarks were deeply rooted in his unpleasant experience, being allegedly molested by a priest when he was studying at the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU).