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In a Facebook video, Mahathir thanked Indonesia's government and President Joko Widodo for returning the US$250 million (AUD$337 m) yacht, Equanimity , which was seized by Indonesia off Bali in February in cooperation with the US FBI. Low's whereabouts are unknown but he has previously denied wrongdoing. His lawyers opposed the United States government's request to suspend proceedings to allow it to find out what Malaysia plans to do with the asset, as the government isn't entitled to ...
  • Rick Gates, 23 Emails and a Turning Point in the Manafort Trial

    Rick Gates, 23 Emails and a Turning Point in the Manafort Trial

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    Prosecutors have been preparing for this credibility battle by asking a number of witnesses speak to Manafort's role as a supervisor over Gates . The charges largely predate his five months on the Trump campaign but were the first to go to trial arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
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    She suggested , however, that Trump's supporters in the Republican Party just might choose to defend him if it is proven that his campaign did indeed collude with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. would get dirt on Hillary Clinton . The first is that Trump appears to have broken some new ground here when it comes to admitting the true goal of the Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin-aligned lawyer - and even further contradicted the initial statement he helped draft ...
  • Alleged Russian Agent Sought Ties With NRA, Trump Aide

    Alleged Russian Agent Sought Ties With NRA, Trump Aide

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    Attorney's Office in Washington. Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina socialized with a former Trump campaign aide during the last weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to The Washington Post . According to the emails, Butina and Gordon met at a party at the Swiss ambassador's residence in September, 2016. He also insists he did no official work for the Trump transition team.
  • 44 people shot, 5 killed, in Chicago on Sunday

    44 people shot, 5 killed, in Chicago on Sunday

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    Waller said the summer heat brings crowds out to the streets, particularly when violence has taken place. At least 40 people were shot in one seven-hour stretch between Saturday night and Sunday morning, with four killed. Meanwhile, over the weekend, crowds of different grieving families gathered in the parking lots of emergency rooms across the city as hospitals were inundated with patients wounded by bullets.
  • De Lille to bow out as mayor end of October

    De Lille to bow out as mayor end of October

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    But sources told TimesLIVE that De Lille would be stepping down after she reportedly struck a deal with the DA this week. De Lille will remain a DA member‚ but neither she nor Maimane would say what role the veteran politician might play in the party.
  • Irish wildfire reveals huge hidden 'Eire' signal from Second World War

    Irish wildfire reveals huge hidden 'Eire' signal from Second World War

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    The (frankly unreasonably ) hot weather has already turned up new historical revelations in the United Kingdom and Ireland dating from as far back as the Iron Age, but this week a gorse fire in County Wicklow, Ireland, has revealed something altogether more modern: a message from the Second World War, carved into the land itself.
  • Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy’s lemonade stand

    Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy’s lemonade stand

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    A young United States boy trying to sell his homemade lemonade has been robbed by a heartless thief armed with a gun. Neighbors describe the boy as an entrepreneur, with lemonade, landscaping, and mowing businesses. Shortly after the robbery police found a camouflage hat, a black BB handgun and stolen metal tin with no money in it, stashed in some nearby trees.
  • At least one dead, 56 injured after truck explodes on Italy motorway

    At least one dead, 56 injured after truck explodes on Italy motorway

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    The AP reports a bridge has partially collapsed. Video footage filmed from a vehicle which had stopped a short distance away shows a huge plume of dense black smoke - followed by a thunderous explosion and fire ball which rocks the auto. The police blockaded the motorway in Bologna's Borgo Panigale area - where the blast occurred. The blast that was reportedly triggered by a road accident sent a huge fireball into the sky, said reports.
  • Labour in a 'mess' over anti-Semitism, says senior MP

    Labour in a 'mess' over anti-Semitism, says senior MP

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    He said: "I am sorry for the hurt that has been caused to many Jewish people". Making matters more fraught, the party has launched disciplinary action against two of its members of Parliament who harshly criticized Corbyn in the wake of the decision.
  • China's Wang says response to U.S. trade measures 'justified'

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    China has once again threatened to slap retaliatory tariffs against the United States in response to the Trump administration's trade policies, this time targeting $ 60 billion in us imports with tariffs ranging from 5 percent to as high as 25 percent .
  • Barack and Michelle Obama start hiring for their Netflix project

    Barack and Michelle Obama start hiring for their Netflix project

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    President", wrote one user. "We miss you, and know that we'll continue fighting everyday to preserve your legacy". IL is marking its first Barack Obama Day. I'm confident that, together, they'll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law.
  • US Envoy's Motorcade Attacked In Bangladesh

    US Envoy's Motorcade Attacked In Bangladesh

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    Earlier on Saturday, thousands of students in school uniforms defied rain to block major intersections in the capital for the seventh consecutive day. He said he would comment further on the situation later Sunday. The detention came hours after he had strongly criticised the government's handling of the demonstrations in a television interview with Al Jazeera.
  • Plane crashes into parking lot in Southern California, 5 dead

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    The incident took place around 12:30 pm local time , when malls and stores typically bustle with customers. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine plane declared an emergency Sunday before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.
  • Pompeo: Iran Needs 'Enormous Change' To Reverse Reimposed U.S. Sanctions

    Pompeo: Iran Needs 'Enormous Change' To Reverse Reimposed U.S. Sanctions

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    President Trump is set to reimpose several sanctions against Iran , following his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of the U.S. Despite recent harsh rhetoric, Trump on July 30 said he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rohani with "no preconditions" to discuss ways of improving ties between the two countries.
  • 5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

    5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

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    The twin-engine 1973 Cessna light plane, bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, had roughly a mile to go till the airport when it crashed on the parking lot in front of the Staples store. The plane was registered to a San Francisco company and had flown from the East bay suburb of Concord, according to FAA records. Information on the nature of the emergency wasn't immediately available.
  • Week One Of Manafort's Trial: Lavish Lifestyle And Falsified Documents

    Week One Of Manafort's Trial: Lavish Lifestyle And Falsified Documents

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    Most of the email evidence introduced today implicated Gates more directly than Manafort in a scheme to convert income into loans. Jail mugshot of former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort . Specifically, Laporta testified that Gates said Manafort's tax bill was "too high" and that Manafort "didn't have the money" to pay it. Manafort signed the backdated loan document, she testified.
  • Portland police arrest four in far-right rally and counter-protest

    Portland police arrest four in far-right rally and counter-protest

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    Police form a line during a rally in Portland. Demonstrators aligned with Patriot Prayer and an affiliated group, the Proud Boys , gathered around mid-day in a riverfront park. Authorities patrolled the streets at midday advising demonstrators to "get out". City officials have struggled with striking a balance between free speech and keeping events from spiralling out of control.
  • Iran: Military Exercise Commences in Strait of Hormuz

    Iran: Military Exercise Commences in Strait of Hormuz

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    A USA official told AFP that the vessels are mostly small attack boats and that there have been no interactions with US ships in the area thus far. Iran normally conducts its annual "swarm" exercise in the fall, but officials said the event has been moved up likely due to recent threats made between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in recent days.
  • New Mexico Officials: Remote Compound Searched, 11 Kids Removed

    New Mexico Officials: Remote Compound Searched, 11 Kids Removed

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    Deputies found no fresh water and only "a few potatoes and a box of rice" for food in the filthy trailer. While a warrant was issued, criminal charges were not filed against his dad, Siraj Wahhaj, as authorities say there was no custody issue and they simply wanted to know where the child was.
  • College employee on leave for calling cops on black student

    College employee on leave for calling cops on black student

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    In response to the incident , Kathleen McCartney , president of Smith College, has released a letter apologizing to the student. Smith College is responding to the incident and says that while it's raising "concerns" in the community, they're refusing to reveal the person's name who called in to them.
  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

    Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

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    The Saudi Foreign Ministry gave the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh 24 hours to leave the country, and froze all new commercial and investment transactions with Ottawa. "The kingdom announces that it is recalling its ambassador to Canada for consultation. They urged the authorities in the Kingdom to release them immediately", the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • Teenager Safaa Boular jailed for life over IS terror plot

    Teenager Safaa Boular jailed for life over IS terror plot

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    After Hussain was killed in Syria, Boular told undercover MI5 officers she planned to carry out his plans for an attack in the United Kingdom and join him in martyrdom. Rizlaine Boular then set about arming herself and looking at targets around the Palace of Westminster. Their mother, Dich, 44, was imprisoned for six years and nine months.
  • Venezuelan Interior Minister: Six Terrorists Involved in Attack on Maduro Arrested

    Venezuelan Interior Minister: Six Terrorists Involved in Attack on Maduro Arrested

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    The government denounced the attack as an attempt to kill not only Maduro but an entire rank of the government's top leadership that was standing beside him on a platform to celebrate the National Guard's 81st anniversary. The Colombian government has denied any involvement, saying there is "no basis" to Mr Maduro's allegations. "If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of USA criminal law, we'll take a serious ...
  • Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton

    Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton

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    The president also said in his tweet Sunday that the Trump Tower meeting was "to get information on an opponent", which is a departure from the initial statement that asserted that the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss the issue of adoptions.
  • Former Marine's wife deported to Mexico after Central Fla. traffic stop

    Former Marine's wife deported to Mexico after Central Fla. traffic stop

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    Estela, 8, huddled nearby, clutching her pink smartphone. "My mom is a good person and she's not a criminal so f*** ICE", one of her daughters said. Alejandra entered the USA illegally in 1998 and never obtained legal status, even after she married her husband in 2000, who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and become a naturalized citizen several days before he was deployed to Iraq.
  • Syrian missile expert killed in exploding vehicle

    Syrian missile expert killed in exploding vehicle

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    Western intelligence agents have said the organisation is linked to a Syrian chemical weapons programme. The attack was claimed by a Syrian group affiliated with the Tahrir al-Sham rebels. Syria has denied owning or using chemical weapons, but the USA and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of carrying out a chemical attack on former opposition stronghold Douma near Damascus that reportedly killed 40 people in April this year.
  • Here's Why Trump Is Hiking Chinese Tariffs To 25%

    Here's Why Trump Is Hiking Chinese Tariffs To 25%

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    Some say President Trump is trying to raise pressure on China ahead of key mid-term elections at home in November. Earlier this year, the USA also started charging levies on the imports of steel and aluminium from the European Union, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Iran Imams Shun Negotiations With U.S.; Diplomats Disagree

    Iran Imams Shun Negotiations With U.S.; Diplomats Disagree

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    Iran, and it's economy, is going very bad, and fast! Iran has mostly reacted coolly to Trump's announcement last week that he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions. " The role of China in the implementation of JCPOA, in achieving JCPOA, and now in sustaining JCPOA, will be pivotal ", Reuters quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.
  • Suspected Russian spy caught working at US embassy

    Suspected Russian spy caught working at US embassy

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    Secret Service official mail system", The Guardian's source said. The Russian spy reportedly worked for the U.S. Secret Service before the state department's regional security office grew suspicious of her in 2016. 'At no time, in any US Secret Service office, have FSNs been provided or placed in a position to obtain national security information'. The United States Secret Service Department of Homeland Security also denied later in the day allegations made in the report of the British ...
  • Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort's 'income doctored'

    Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort's 'income doctored'

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    One member of the jury nodded in apparent agreement when US District Judge T.S. Ellis cut off the prosecution's questioning to ask her if she was afraid of being prosecuted herself. When she asked for documentation of the transaction, she testified, Gates gave her an unsigned letter, just over a page long, with nearly no details.
  • South Sudan: Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign peace deal to share power

    South Sudan: Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign peace deal to share power

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    At a news conference in Juba, Kiir said he would travel to Khartoum to sign the agreement at the ceremony on Sunday. As part of the IGAD-led comprehensive peace process, President Kenyatta is expected to convene the third session of the face-to-face meetings and negotiations between President Salva Kiir and Dr.
  • Donald Trump holds rally at OH high school before tight special election

    Donald Trump holds rally at OH high school before tight special election

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    Republican candidates across the country are attempting to appeal to Trump supporters by seeking to closely align themselves with the president and his agenda. Either Trump had confused Stivers with state Sen. Balderson is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a race that some see as a potential harbinger for Republicans' chances in the upcoming midterm elections, reports 10TV .
  • Tsunami alert after earthquake hits popular tourist island

    Tsunami alert after earthquake hits popular tourist island

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    No casualties have been reported so far. Authorities in Indonesia issued a tsunami alert on Sunday after a massive natural disaster rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali. Video aired by Kompas TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital in Bali's Tabanan district. The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency BMKG has issued a tsunami warning.
  • Afghanistan: Indian among 3 abducted and killed in Kabul

    Afghanistan: Indian among 3 abducted and killed in Kabul

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    The motive and the perpetrators behind the incident were not immediately clear, said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry said. Their bodies were found later in the Mussahi district of Kabul province. The driver of their vehicle, which is owned by the company the victims worked for, is now being held by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) for questioning.
  • 7.0-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

    7.0-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

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    No casualties have been reported so far. Reports of natural disaster of magnitude 7.0 in Indonesia's Lombok island came in on Sunday evening. Officials issued a tsunami warning and urged people to quickly move away from the ocean. Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist, told the paper: "All the hotel guests were running so I did too". It comes a week after another quake hit the island , which is popular with tourists, killing at least 16 people.
  • Lee wins GOP governor primary in Tennessee

    Lee wins GOP governor primary in Tennessee

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    But President Trump , who has a 56 percent approval rating in Tennessee, stopped short of endorsing any candidate in the race, including Black - despite keeping her by his side and praising her at several events. Bredesen has criticized Trump's tariff policies, which threaten an estimated $1.4 billion in Tennessee exports, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a longtime Republican ally.
  • Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

    Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

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    According to German-language newspaper Blick , the plane was full for the flight, suggesting that up to 20 people may be dead. In another Swiss plane crash on Saturday, a tourist plane carrying a couple and two young children crashed in a forest in the Nidwald canton and immediately burst into flames.
  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA

    Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA

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    According to Bates, the Trump administration's argument "offers nothing even remotely approaching a considered legal assessment that this court could subject to judicial review". The court says its ruling doesn't mean the DHS lacks the authority to rescind DACA. "We hope today's decision will encourage the nation's leaders to work together before the end of the year to address the uncertainty DREAMers have been living with for nearly a year".
  • Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives

    Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives

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    Parents have been warned over a risky new challenge known as " Momo " that is spreading like wildfire among teenagers across the globe through messaging application Whatsapp . The game "controller" then sends violent images to the person over the messaging app, claims to know personal things about them and threatens the player if they don't follow "orders", WJHL reported.
  • Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

    Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

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    The River and Ranch fires had grown to cover a total of 229,000 acres by early yesterday, and were considered 34% contained. Forecasters say highest threat areas include a fire near the city of Redding and the Mendocino Complex of two fires north of San Francisco .
  • Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College

    Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College

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    Oumuo Kanoute, the student, is working as a residential advisor and teaching assistant for the summer. "This painful incident reminds us of the ongoing legacy of racism and bias in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their daily lives", McCartney said.