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New Zealand will allow domestic violence victims to take up to 10 days paid leave from work to try to escape the abuse as part of a scheme to address the nation's "shocking" levels of family violence. In 2004, The Philippines granted ten days of paid leave to those suffering domestic violence. That's about $2.7 billion to $4.7 billion in USA dollars.
  • Turkish President: ‘Hitler’s Spirit’ Lives In Israel’s Nation-State Law

    Turkish President: ‘Hitler’s Spirit’ Lives In Israel’s Nation-State Law

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    He claimed that there was " no difference between Hitler's obsession with the Aryan race and Israel's understanding that these ancient lands are meant only for Jews". He also called on the worldwide community to stand against Israel . "The Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups have long rejected the comparison, saying Palestinian protesters often use violence, and the Gaza protests in particular were orchestrated by Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the strip and has ...
  • Tucker Carlson defends Infowars’ Alex Jones after Facebook suspension

    Tucker Carlson defends Infowars’ Alex Jones after Facebook suspension

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    Prior to this ban, Jones has received a notification from Facebook informing him that he had repeatedly violated its policies and informing him that if he did so again, he'd receive a 30-day ban. Alex Jones and his conspiracy-theory peddling site InfoWars have been on the razor's edge of being thrown off online platforms for a while, but this week has likely marked the closest Jones has gotten to being fully booted from social media.
  • White House: Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow

    White House: Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow

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    Mr. Trump met Putin earlier this month at a much-anticipated summit in Helsinki, Finland , and was sharply criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for appearing submissive to the Russian leader. "I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created". Russian Federation and the United States have a stake in that, the whole world has a stake in that, in not starting an arms race.
  • Palestinian attacker who killed Israeli settler and injured two is shot dead

    Palestinian attacker who killed Israeli settler and injured two is shot dead

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    The attacker was identified by Palestinian media as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from the village of Kobar. Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper said in a statement sent to the Journal, "Palestinian Authority and Hamas brainwashing another generation pays off when a 16 year-old Palestinian attacks an Israeli home leaving one dead and two injured".
  • Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22000 hospitalized

    Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22000 hospitalized

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    More than 70 people have died in a heat wave that continues to grip Japan, local media reported on Tuesday. This is also the highest number since the agency began compiling weekly data in 2008. He described the heatwave as "a threat to life and we recognise it as a natural disaster". According to the education ministry, almost 60 percent of 820,000 classrooms in the country's public elementary and junior high schools were without air conditioning as of April a year ago.
  • Republicans launch bid to impeach USA deputy attorney general

    Republicans launch bid to impeach USA deputy attorney general

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    In the statement Meadows said lawmakers' complaints had been ignored for too long and it was time to remove Rosenstein from the position of deputy attorney general. "I can tell you that we're not going to just hold in contempt". Both Sessions and Rosenstein have been publicly blasted by Trump for their actions related to the Russian Federation probe, which the president considers a "witch hunt".
  • Scores feared dead, many missing as Laos dam collapses

    Scores feared dead, many missing as Laos dam collapses

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    The disaster left more than 6,600 people homeless, state media Lao News Agency reported yesterday. The collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam triggered flash flood in eight villages of Sanamxay district, in Lao's southern Attapeu Province.
  • The Feds Have More Than 100 Cohen Tapes Related to Trump

    The Feds Have More Than 100 Cohen Tapes Related to Trump

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    Donald Trump Jr. and others acknowledged the meeting after it became public knowledge, but downplayed it, saying the Russians involved had nothing of importance and wanted to push their own agenda. Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, said that the elder Trump didn't know about his son's meeting with the Russian lawyer at the time . "I don't see how he has any credibility", Giuliani.
  • US says 463 migrant parents may have been deported without kids

    US says 463 migrant parents may have been deported without kids

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    The administration did signal that a small amount of family reunifications may get delayed by other court orders or weather-related impediments, but that it was on track to meet the deadline. The government said 900 of the plaintiffs have final orders of removal from the country and about 20 already have left. "They shouldn't be proud of work they're doing", he told reporters.
  • Journalist banned from Trump press conference after asking about lawyer and Russian Federation

    Journalist banned from Trump press conference after asking about lawyer and Russian Federation

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    At first, she repeatedly asked Trump if his former lawyer Michael Cohen had betrayed him. It is her job to ask questions of the president even if he doesn't like those questions. Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), denounced the White House decision. "It can not stand. Reporters asking questions of powerful government officials, up to and including the President, helps hold those people accountable", Knox stressed , noting that the press must ...
  • Turkey Says No To US Sanctions On Iran

    Turkey Says No To US Sanctions On Iran

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    Not a lot of nations seem threatened by the idea of United States sanctions on Iran. Mevlut Chavushoglu says Turkey has no replacement for its oil and gas imports from Iran. On May 8, President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the USA from a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran over the objections of Europe as well as Russian Federation and China - the other parties to the deal, which is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Watch As Police Shockingly Restrain A Young Black Boy

    Watch As Police Shockingly Restrain A Young Black Boy

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    According to the both the officers, all they were trying to do was to deescalate the situation. Police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez explained the circumstances behind the incident Monday afternoon after a video of officers restraining 9-year-old Eric Collins went viral on social media.
  • Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras

    Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras

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    Facebook/Mahmoud Sarhan Observers have noticed that this animal's snout is gray, rather than black, and its ears seem larger than a typical zebra's ears. A number of vets within the country were quick to confirm that the animal was indeed a donkey. Despite this, International Gardens park's director Mohamed Sultan has rebuffed any suggestion the animal is anything other than a zebra.
  • No welcome mat for Putin from congressional leaders

    No welcome mat for Putin from congressional leaders

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    Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday that "Tariffs are the greatest!" because they force countries to negotiate fair trade deals or pay. Trump drew bipartisan backlash when, during a joint press conference with Putin, he said he believed Putin's assertion that Russian Federation did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election, even though USA intelligence agencies had concluded Russian Federation had, in fact, meddled.
  • Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan asylum-seeker on plane

    Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan asylum-seeker on plane

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    For observers, however, Ms Ersson's actions are one small act of kindness that could lead to change. Ersson got them on her side. At one point, what seemed to be a flight attendant told her to turn off her phone. Ersson protested at Gothenburg's Landvetter airport with a group of around 25 other activists, part of the group "Sittstrejken i Goteborg". Ersson knows that not everyone is happy about the decision she made, but she was more than willing to put herself at risk for the sake of ...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

    ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

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    Sukhera, who said he felt Hussain trusted him, came to know the 29-year-old through a Toastmasters public speaking course that Sukhera ran. The family said they were shocked at Hussain's "senseless violence" and expressed their condolences for the families of the victims.
  • Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

    Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

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    The expression of concern about Russian meddling is a change in tone for the president, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about Russia's role in interfering in the 2016 USA election. Mr Trump weathered fierce criticism after his summit last week with Mr Putin in Helsinki after he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 usa presidential election.
  • US Christian pastor leaves Turkish prison after court ruling

    US Christian pastor leaves Turkish prison after court ruling

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    He is suffering greatly. The pastor denies the charges and his defence team argues the case is built on questionable witness statements that should never have been brought to court. Pence's announcement was delivered at a conference on religious freedom in Washington. He also condemned Islamic State group violence toward religious minorities and what he described as rising anti-Semitism in western Europe.
  • NewsAlert: Toronto police identify 10-year-old girl killed in mass shooting

    NewsAlert: Toronto police identify 10-year-old girl killed in mass shooting

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    Black said parents in the neighbourhood now must find a way to explain the horrific loss to their kids. CTV reported the shooter likely obtained the gun illegally through a "gang-related source". "Toronto Police remain the lead and it's still early in the investigation". Under the legislation, businesses would have to maintain inventory and transfer records for non-restricted firearms, allowing police to better trace firearms, a spokesman for Public Safety Canada said in a statement .
  • Newborn baby found dead on AirAsia plane

    Newborn baby found dead on AirAsia plane

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    Authorities believe the baby was born during the flight and are investigating if the baby was stillborn, NDTV reported. Police said they were alerted about the incident by the AirAsia flight manager and flyers were asked not to deboard until an inquiry.
  • North Korea could return USA soldiers' remains on Friday

    North Korea could return USA soldiers' remains on Friday

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    Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, where the United States said Kim had agreed to totally get rid of his nuclear weapons. In late June, Trump said the remains of 200 USA or allied service members had been returned. CNN, citing a United States official, reported earlier this week that Washington expects to receive an initial 55 sets of remains and planned to send officials to North Korea to open and photograph each casket as part of a "cursory review" of ...
  • Pakistan election results delayed as Khan leads, opponents cry foul

    Pakistan election results delayed as Khan leads, opponents cry foul

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    The Election Commission's secretary Babar Yaqoob flatly denied allegations of vote count manipulation. The 65-year-old former cricketer's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) is inching closer to win the country's general elections held on Wednesday, amid charges of rigging by rival political parties.
  • Mike Pompeo: US will NEVER recognize Putin's seizure of Crimea

    Mike Pompeo: US will NEVER recognize Putin's seizure of Crimea

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    Just before his testimony, Pompeo issued a statement restating USA policy rejecting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Just before his testimony, Mr Pompeo issued a statement restating US policy rejecting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has personally told top Russian officials that there will be "severe consequences" for any interference in US elections or the American democratic process.
  • Jemima pays tribute to Imran Khan's political journey

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    Under Pakistani law, separate seats are reserved for women and for non-Muslim minorities, which comprise 4 percent of the population. NOWSHERA-2 (NA-26) - PTI candidate Imran Khattak has won the election with 52,376 votes against ANP s Jamal Khan Khattak, who bagged 41,678 votes.
  • Blast heard near US Embassy in China in 'suspected self-immolation' attempt

    Blast heard near US Embassy in China in 'suspected self-immolation' attempt

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    The bigger question that has jolted the security is how blast can occur in the most protected area of the country. There were no casualties reported from the incident. The most deadly attacks on United States embassies happened on August 7, 1998, when al-Qaeda operatives simultaneously detonated auto bombs outside the USA embassies in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam.
  • Philippine president tells miners not to destroy the environment

    Philippine president tells miners not to destroy the environment

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    On Monday, Duterte acknowledged the millions of OFWs for their sacrifices and great contributions to the economy. "It saps the morale or the morale of dedicated and honest government workers", he said. I can get it from other sources . Thousands of women, students, left-wing activists, and church-based groups gathered outside Congress to denounce what they said were Duterte's anti-poor policies and widespread human rights abuses.
  • Trump administration announces $12 billion 'bailout' for farmers

    Trump administration announces $12 billion 'bailout' for farmers

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    It takes months for most consumers to feel the impact of tariffs, but as the fall approaches, everything from groceries to appliances could start to cost more at major retailers across the country. In May, Trump abandoned a framework for trade negotiations with China within days of it being announced , before ratcheting up tariffs. "Tariffs are the greatest! ".
  • Killed In Southwest Syria After A Series Of Attacks: State Media

    Killed In Southwest Syria After A Series Of Attacks: State Media

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    More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the conflict started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but state media, the government mouthpiece, are blaming Islamic State militants for the carnage.
  • House GOP lawmakers move to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein

    House GOP lawmakers move to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has all but ruled out any impeachment action for Rosenstein. "Multiple times we've caught DOJ officials hiding information from Congress, withholding relevant documents, or even outright ignoring Congressional subpoenas-and now we have evidence that Mr.
  • The Hill: 665 More Michael Cohen Documents Released

    The Hill: 665 More Michael Cohen Documents Released

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    The president's lawyer contended that while the tape is fuzzy, it's "clear" that Trump said "don't pay with cash", despite Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis' claims that Trump instructed Cohen to pay with cash. The tape captures the soon-to-be president and his lawyer discussing logistics of financing and whether to "pay with cash", although the sound is muffled and Trump's instructions on that are unclear.
  • Stormy Daniels' husband sues her for divorce in Texas

    Stormy Daniels' husband sues her for divorce in Texas

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    It's unclear what happened, but he claims that Stormy "committed adultery". Crain is a heavy metal musician and pornographic movie actor, featuring in adult films under the name Brendon Miller. Crain additionally filed for a temporary restraining order against Daniels. A woman answering the phone in the Terrell, Texas, office of Mr Crain's attorney, Rothwell Pool, said he had no comment since the case was now in litigation.
  • President Trump's star on Walk of Fame destroyed, again

    President Trump's star on Walk of Fame destroyed, again

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    The star was reportedly destroyed with a pick axe overnight. One creative protestor constructed a tiny mock border wall around the star in 2016, when Mr Trump was still a candidate. According to CBS Los Angeles , "graffiti was added to the destroyed star then covered with a chin-up bar just a few hours later". Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is now little hole in the ground with a pile of pink dust and rocks around it.
  • Russian hackers penetrated networks of U.S. electric utilities

    Russian hackers penetrated networks of U.S. electric utilities

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    The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to a request for comment, but the department is said to be searching for evidence on the Russians attempting to automate their attacks . PHISHING FOR PASSWORDS . According to the DHS officials, the attackers started the campaign by targeting employees of the utility companies' suppliers.
  • The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked

    The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked

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    In 2011, Manigault-Newman threatened to file a lawsuit over AMI's coverage of her brother's murder. Cohen reportedly intervened and helped draft an agreement under which Manigault-Newman would drop her lawsuit against AMI if they gave her a job, sources told WSJ.
  • American Airlines Bows to Beijing on Taiwan

    American Airlines Bows to Beijing on Taiwan

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    Bloomberg News reported that four U.S. carriers - American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines - planned to change their websites over the coming days, citing a source familiar with talks. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines now list destinations by city and airport. Some searches on Delta's website showed no country references for destinations in Taiwan, mainland China or semi-autonomous Hong Kong Wednesday, listing them simply by their city names.
  • Barkat: the Wailing Wall fell a stone weighing 100 pounds

    Barkat: the Wailing Wall fell a stone weighing 100 pounds

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    The last time a stone fell out of the Western Wall was on Yom Kippur 2004. She does not appear to have been hit. Rabinovitch called for "soul-searching", saying the stone's dislodging after the Tisha Ba'av holy day " raises doubts and questions which the human soul is too small to contain ".
  • Trump Claims Russians Will Interfere in 2018 - to Help Democrats

    Trump Claims Russians Will Interfere in 2018 - to Help Democrats

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    On July 19, amid the controversy over Trump's comments in Helsinki , White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that the president directed Bolton to "invite President Putin to Washington in the fall". The president was hit with further criticism after his return to Washington with the announcement that he had invited Putin to visit the White House.