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It happened in the Brookside Drive area where there are a number of shops and houses. Fredericton is located about 50 miles northeast of the USA border with Maine. Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says he has spoken to Fredericton Police Force's chief to offer any support they need. Officers have shut down a road and are asking residents to stay inside and away from their windows because the incident is ongoing.
  • Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

    Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

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    Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted Thursday - 31 in favor to 38 against. Currently, abortion is illegal in Argentina except in instances of rape, serious health risks to the mother, or if the mother is mentally disabled, according to the Washington Post.
  • Israel fired artillery in the Gaza strip has died

    Israel fired artillery in the Gaza strip has died

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    It said Ahmad Morjan and Abed el-Hafeth el-Sillawi, both aged 23, were killed in the shelling, adding that no injuries were brought to hospital. Israel says Hamas, which rules Gaza , is using the protests as cover to carry out cross-border attacks.
  • Indonesia natural disaster: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

    Indonesia natural disaster: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

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    Both seismic events struck in Lombok's north, a more residential and less developed part of the island than the resort-filled south. A humanitarian crisis is also looming in Lombok, where thousands have been left homeless and in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter.
  • Russian PM warns North Atlantic Treaty Organisation admission of Georgia could trigger conflict

    Russian PM warns North Atlantic Treaty Organisation admission of Georgia could trigger conflict

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    He added that the European Union made a "big mistake" in letting it pass without effect, adding that "we have to do everything to prevent this from happening again". The results of the referendum for joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supported 77% of Georgian voters. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, said that Russia is "extremely negative" would react to the further expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, in particular, because of entering into an Alliance of ...
  • Gates says he helped Manafort hide payments

    Gates says he helped Manafort hide payments

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    Check back for updates on this developing story and read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details. She says in another instance, Manafort maintained that there were no mortgages on a separate NY property when there actually were.
  • Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

    Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hits Bali

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    The magnitude 7.0 quake has killed at least 39 people on the tourist island of Lombok , about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) from Bali . Indonesia , one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" , where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
  • Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die

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    Both seismic events struck in Lombok's north, a more residential and less developed part of the island than the resort-filled south. While the quake was centred on the island of Lombok, people in nearby Bali were also strongly affected. The Indonesian Red Cross said it's focusing its relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas in the island's north where aid still has not reached.
  • Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

    Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

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    Pressure is mounting on the former Mayor of London , after PM Theresa May said is comments had called offence, and called on him to apologise. "And some of the terms Boris used describing people's appearance obviously have offended", the prime minister said.
  • Hikers trapped on mountain after Indonesian quake

    Hikers trapped on mountain after Indonesian quake

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    Thousands of homes have been damaged and hundreds have been left homeless as substantial aftershocks rocked Lombok and neighbouring Bali island. The Department of Foreign Affairs says at this stage no Australians are known to have been killed by the quake.
  • Indonesia quake death toll almost triples to 347

    Indonesia quake death toll almost triples to 347

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    Almost 1,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes. "I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed". Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns.
  • Israel 'welcomes' assassination of top Syrian weapons expert

    Israel 'welcomes' assassination of top Syrian weapons expert

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    A vehicle explosion took the life of Aziz Asber , the man who chaired the chemical weapons plant in Syria. Citing an unnamed official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency, the New York Times reported Monday that Israeli agents were behind Asbar's murder, claiming that " the Mossad had been tracking Mr Asbar for a long time ".
  • Drama grips court as Manafort lawyers accuse Rick Gates of multiple affairs

    Drama grips court as Manafort lawyers accuse Rick Gates of multiple affairs

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    Manafort and Gates were the first two people indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. "I thought he was needlessly evasive and argumentative", said Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. Attorney in MI who has been watching the trial and said she observed jurors reacting with negative body language as he testified.
  • Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza: Israeli minister

    Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza: Israeli minister

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    In response to the protests, Israel on July 9 tightened the blockade by shuttering Gaza's main commercial terminal and limiting a Palestinian fishing zone off the enclave. "I will support any plan that includes establishing Egyptian infrastructure on land and sea for Gaza - under worldwide supervision". Intelligence Minister Israel Katz announced his position on the proposed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, in a post to Twitter Sunday morning.
  • Israel kills two Hamas gunmen in Gaza, sides dispute circumstances

    Israel kills two Hamas gunmen in Gaza, sides dispute circumstances

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    Armed Israeli drones and F-16 warplanes have pounded various areas across the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least a Palestinian and injuring several others. Earlier on Wednesday, Hamas terrorists fired at an engineering vehicle near the northern Gaza Strip that was involved in the construction of a barrier along the security fence.
  • United Kingdom to seek extradition of assassins responsible for novichok attack

    United Kingdom to seek extradition of assassins responsible for novichok attack

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    A request is being prepared by the government following months of "painstaking investigation" by police, the Guardian said. Last night Government sources pledged to do everything possible to secure a conviction for the Skripal family after Sergei and his daughter Yulia were targeted in a nerve agent attack in March which prompted deep recriminations around the world.
  • U.S. Hits Russia with Sanctions over Nerve Agent Attack in Britain

    U.S. Hits Russia with Sanctions over Nerve Agent Attack in Britain

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    Russian Federation denies involvement in the attack and has accused Britain of failing to share its evidence. One of them died. Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre in Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve agent novichok .
  • China, Germany defend business with Iran in face of U.S. threats

    China, Germany defend business with Iran in face of U.S. threats

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    On Tuesday, the USA reinstated sanctions targeting the Iranian government's purchase of United States dollars, Iran's trade in gold and other precious metals, and its automotive sector. Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran. Since it unilaterally pulled out of the deal in May, Washington has told other countries that they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from November 4, or face USA financial measures.
  • On Moscow Trip, Rand Paul Invites Russians To Washington

    On Moscow Trip, Rand Paul Invites Russians To Washington

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    Paul agreed with Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, to send members of the Russian Federation to D.C., which will serve as the first trip from members of the federation in almost three years.
  • Rand Paul delivered a letter to Vladimir Putin from Donald Trump

    Rand Paul delivered a letter to Vladimir Putin from Donald Trump

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    Sen. Rand Paul , left, speaks with Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev during their meeting in Moscow, Russia , Monday, Aug. Paul delivered the letter to representatives of Putin because the Russian leader has been away from Moscow all week. Paul remained supportive of Trump following the US President's performance during a news conference with Putin in July.
  • Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats

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    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could further destabilize the Middle East and boost radical forces in the region. New US sanctions on Iran have taken effect despite pleas from Washington's allies. "I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!" tweeted the President.
  • Saudi Arabia reportedly directing selloff of Canadian assets after criticism

    Saudi Arabia reportedly directing selloff of Canadian assets after criticism

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    The schools say they are monitoring the situation and have reached out to the students to offer support. "We have very strong trading relationships around the world", he said. The U.S. also said it continued to encourage the Saudi government to "ensure all are afforded due process". On the diplomatic dispute, commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said "we don't comment on bilateral relations".
  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

    Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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    Publishing platforms have faced strong pressure to take action against Jones and Infowars over the past few months, but Apple was the first major company to sanction the broadcaster in its entirety. Further in Dorsey's thread, he said it was up to journalists to "document, validate, and refute" claims like Jones'. But Dorsey admitted the platform has been "terrible" at explaining why certain people are banned.
  • GOP Rep. Chris Collins Hit With Insider Trading Charges

    GOP Rep. Chris Collins Hit With Insider Trading Charges

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    According to the indictment, Collins, a member of Innate's board of directors and one of its largest shareholders, had access to non-public information about its primary business - the development of a drug meant to treat a form of multiple sclerosis.
  • PTI to officially nominate Imran Khan as PM

    PTI to officially nominate Imran Khan as PM

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    The text reads, "Dear Prime Minister Imran Khan Sahib, Successful leader takes right decision at right time". Besides this, ECP has also withheld the notification for NA-108 Faisalabad IV where Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq had secured majority.
  • Beckhams 'caught up in the Indonesian earthquake' as family continues summer holiday

    Beckhams 'caught up in the Indonesian earthquake' as family continues summer holiday

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    Through what she says was "sheer luck", the family heard that two boats would be taking people off the island Monday morning, and made a decision to take a chance. Muhamad Juanda, who narrowly escaped the mosque collapse, said 100 people were praying inside when the earth began to roll. Rescuers pulled a body from a pancaked pile of broken concrete and twisted reinforcing bar that once held together the multi-storey Jabal Nur Mosque, whose green dome had shattered and collapsed.
  • Gates Says He Stole From Firm to Pay for Affair

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    Gates repeatedly challenged Downing's characterization of certain events with astonishingly self-incriminating frankness. Trump was indirectly referenced in multiple ways throughout the testimony, highlighting the risks to the president of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
  • Boris Johnson's burqa remarks offensive, says Foreign Office minister

    Boris Johnson's burqa remarks offensive, says Foreign Office minister

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    In his Daily Telegraph article Mr Johnson said that he felt "fully entitled" to expect women who wear face coverings to take them off when talking to him at his MP surgery. Mr Lammy added: "Muslim women are having their burkas pulled off by thugs in our streets and Boris Johnson's response is to mock them for "looking like letter boxes".
  • OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

    OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

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    On his prediction of the special election: My gut and my sense from being out on the ground here is that O'Connor wins narrowly, but I would not put a large amount of money on that. President Donald Trump endorsed and campaigned for Balderson in a race over the weekend in a race that is essentially tied, according to most recent polling.
  • Bayelsa DSS director appointed acting DG

    Bayelsa DSS director appointed acting DG

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    He declined to speak to newsmen. Osinbajo had earlier directed that the sacked Daura should handover to the most senior DSS personnel. With about 34 years of experience, Seiyefa has served in different capacities, including the State Director in Osun, Akwa Ibom, and the Lagos States.
  • Nail-biting moment great white shark leaps up from water at ocean researcher

    Nail-biting moment great white shark leaps up from water at ocean researcher

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    Greg Skomal stands. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries researcher Dr. Greg Skomal got the shock of his life when a shark almost took a bite out of him as he stood at the bow of a boat outside Wellfleet, Massachusetts. "While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they're certainly possible", the scientists wrote. "White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals", they said, warning everyone to stay vigilant while in water.
  • Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history

    Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history

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    Richard Arnold II, a NASA astronaut aboard the ISS, posted images Monday above California that showed plumes of smoke traveling eastward as at least 16 major fires burned across the state. That fire, which is now 43% contained, has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and burned over 160,000 acres. In fact, another fire that made the list recently, the Soberanes Fire, has already been pushed off - even at more than 132,000 acres.
  • Takeaways From Day 5 of the Manafort Trial

    Takeaways From Day 5 of the Manafort Trial

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    Gates, who is cooperating with prosecutors in the trial of Trump's former campaign chairman, testified that Manafort directed him to report overseas income as loans in order to lower his taxable income. Manafort is charged with bank and tax fraud related to political consulting work he did in Ukraine. Mueller is also investigating possible coordination between Trump campaign members and Russian officials in the election campaign, but the charges against Manafort do not address that.
  • German couple who sold son to paedophiles jailed for 12 years

    German couple who sold son to paedophiles jailed for 12 years

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    Her partner, Christian L., was sentenced to 12 years. The 33-year-old was also ordered to pay €18,000 (S$28,464) to the young victim. They were found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography following a two-month trial that began in June, according to BBC News .
  • Suspect exclaimed 'kill me' after Florida school shooting

    Suspect exclaimed 'kill me' after Florida school shooting

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    The transcript was released on Monday after the judge in charge of the case, Elizabeth Scherer, approved a motion presented by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel , among other media, arguing the public had a right to know its contents. According to the transcript, he expressed a desire to die repeatedly and once asked "Why didn't he kill me?" when the detective left the room. "I, personally, think you're using the demon as an excuse", the detective said.
  • Lesser known facts about 5-time CM of Tamil Nadu- Karunanidhi

    Lesser known facts about 5-time CM of Tamil Nadu- Karunanidhi

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    For the first time since his hospitalisation, the DMK patriarch's wife Dayalu Ammal visited him earlier in the day on Monday. In a release, Kauvery Hospital , said, "With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm".
  • Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

    Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

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    The image was later reshaped with the plane removed. In the meantime, the Saudi Ministry of Media tweeted they shut down the account until an investigation in the complaints finalised. Samar's brother, Raif Badawi, is a blogger who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Saudi clerics, for which he was convicted of "insulting Islam".
  • Luxury yacht in graft probe arrives in Malaysian port

    Luxury yacht in graft probe arrives in Malaysian port

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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 ...