• 14-Foot Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach

    14-Foot Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach

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    The impressive cephalopod was discovered by brothers Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin as they scoured the coastline near Red Rocks for a spot to go diving. The giant squid is the largest type of squid save for the colossal squid . Male giant squids can grow as large as 10 metres long, and have suckers and barbs running down the length of their arms.
  • Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Hurricane Maria

    Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Hurricane Maria

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    Governor Ricardo Rosselló made the official announcement on Tuesday, following the publication of an independent study estimating the casualties at 2,975. history, according to research consultancy the Rhodium Group. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at the greatest risk of dying.
  • Primary day in Florida and Arizona [UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT]

    Primary day in Florida and Arizona [UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT]

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    With more than one-third of the vote counted. Rick Scott is vacating the governor's mansion to run for Senate. DeSantis entered the race in January and largely built his name recognition with near-nightly Fox News appearances. The Arizona seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake, a Trump critic, is considered one of the two top takeover targets for Democrats, along with Nevada.
  • Saudi-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Yemen

    Saudi-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Yemen

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    A report for the Human Rights Council also pointed to crimes by Houthi rebels but said the single most lethal force against Yemeni civilians was the coalition's bombing and shelling of schools, hospital and markets. A coalition airstrike struck a bus in northern Yemen earlier this month, killing more than 50 people, including 40 children, and wounding dozens. "Children are the most vulnerable".
  • Trump says Google is

    Trump says Google is "suppressing voices of conservatives"

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    And, anecdotally, when I tried the search myself this morning, hours after his tweets , the top results were a Fox News article about Tiger Woods saying that people should respect the office of the president-and CNN and Washington Post articles offering critical analysis of Trump's tweets from this morning.
  • 'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump

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    Twice Trump declined to answer reporters' questions on the late senator and, at one point, sat at his desk in the Oval Office, arms crossed and refusing to speak. "Our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Sen". In October 1967, the then US Navy pilot McCain parachuted out of his Skyhawk jet to be taken prisoner and spend more than five years as a prisoner of war.
  • Iran Signs Deal With Syria to Deepen Military Cooperation

    Iran Signs Deal With Syria to Deepen Military Cooperation

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    It is passing through the critical stage and it is entering the very important stage of reconstruction". At least 400,000 people have been killed in the war, according to monitoring groups, and the U.N. Israel has long called for the complete removal of all Iranian forces from Syria, warning repeatedly that Iran was using its intervention in Syria's civil war to stake out a permanent military presence on Israel's northern border and form a contiguous corridor between Iran and Lebanon ...
  • Britain seeks advice to get around sanctions on Iran

    Britain seeks advice to get around sanctions on Iran

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    They also said the reasons cited by President Trump for reimposing the sanctions were unfounded because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had repeatedly confirmed that Iran was complying with the terms of the nuclear deal. Iran's currency, the rial, has lost about half of its value since April. Worldwide companies including French oil firm Total and Germany's Siemens have suspended operations in Iran since Trump announced the USA withdrawal in May.
  • UK PM May for Abuja, Lagos tomorrow

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    Talking to journalists on board RAF Voyager on Tuesday morning, Mrs May reiterated that she believed a no-deal Brexit was still better than a bad deal - adding no-deal "wouldn't be the end of the world". May says she raised the issue with Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year. The SS Mendi sank off the Isle of Wight in 1917 killing more than 600 South Africans en route to the Western Front to support British troops.
  • BOMBSHELL: Lanny Davis Changes Story. CNN Caught In New Reporting Scandal

    BOMBSHELL: Lanny Davis Changes Story. CNN Caught In New Reporting Scandal

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    Top CNN reporters Jim Sciutto, Marshall Cohen and Carl Bernstein - of Watergate reporting fame - had bylines on the story. He also said he regretted lying about it on CNN's air last week. On Monday night, a Fox News panel piled on CNN's bombshell report regarding President Donald Trump having knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting.
  • Security and trade tops Uhuru, Trump meet at the White House

    Security and trade tops Uhuru, Trump meet at the White House

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    Kenya's president will also sit down with USA business executives to discuss investment in his country during his trip. And we are here to cement that partnership. The First ladies also held talks in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the West Wing of the White House. After discussions in the Oval Office, they were joined by their delegations for bilateral talks in the Cabinet Room.
  • John McCain, US Senator And Former Republican Presidential Nominee, Dead At 81

    John McCain, US Senator And Former Republican Presidential Nominee, Dead At 81

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    As news broke that Senator John McCain lost his battle to brain cancer , tributes from Delmarva's politicians immediately began pouring in. His wife Cindy and other family members were with him. Even when Americans grew exhausted of war, McCain warned that more troops were needed, demanding a surge in forces that Bush later adopted. Mr Trump and Mr McCain were at odds until the end.
  • White House wobbles on U.S. flag after McCain death

    White House wobbles on U.S. flag after McCain death

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    Mr Trump declined to answer numerous shouted questions about Mr McCain from reporters in the White House's Oval Office on Monday morning after an announcement on trade. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities overseas, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
  • McCain Requested Obama And George W. Bush Deliver Eulogies At Funeral

    McCain Requested Obama And George W. Bush Deliver Eulogies At Funeral

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    Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John McCain ". And did McCain indicate who he'd like to fill the job? "Senator McCain recognized the sacrifice and hardships military members and their families can experience and proudly served as their champion in Congress", Dunford said.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Release of 3D Files for Guns

    Federal Judge Blocks Release of 3D Files for Guns

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    A federal judge in Seattle granted a motion for a preliminary injunction on Monday that blocks a Texas man from releasing downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed guns until the litigation is resolved, according to court documents obtained by CNN .
  • White House lowers flag for McCain again after backlash

    White House lowers flag for McCain again after backlash

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    In the statement , released two days after the statesman's death , the United States president said he respects Mr McCain's "service to our country". And Mr Trump himself issued flag flying proclamations following mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida. "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", McCain said.
  • United States politician John McCain dead at 81

    United States politician John McCain dead at 81

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    In a joint statement , the former U.S. leader and ex-secretary of state said: "Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our constitution, and from his heroic service in the navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day".
  • 1 natural disaster strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

    1 natural disaster strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

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    The temblor hit the area at about 3 a.m. local time at the depth of 8 kilometers beneath the earth's surface, the Iranian Seismological Center affiliated to the University of Tehran reported. Iran sits on top of two major tectonic plates and sees frequent seismic activity. Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake hit villages and towns in western Kermanshah Province along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands of others.
  • Police identify suspect in deadly Jacksonville shooting

    Police identify suspect in deadly Jacksonville shooting

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    Then panic set in and people were trampled rushing for the exits. One person pulled up their shirt, showing where they had been shot in the chest, Wyse said. "The Los Angeles Times reports that the Jacksonville shooting suspect was allegedly one of the competitors in the video game tournament". Jason Lake, founder of eSports organisation CompLexity Gaming which represents one of the gamers injured in the shooting , took to Twitter to suggest events "double down on security".
  • Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain

    Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain

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    Verstappen vanished from his summer camp in Brunssum two decades ago and was found dead near a Christmas tree plot the next day, about half a mile away from the campsite. A search of his property allowed detectives to find DNA traces, which they say link him to the killing of Verstappen. Earlier this year, DNA was taken from more than 15,000 men living in the area where Nicky was found, but none provided a match.
  • Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe

    Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe

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    It is the latest fallout from the wider inquiry launched by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017 into suspected collusion between the Trump election campaign and Russian Federation. Trump Foundation. However, despite the bad news for Trump , his approval ratings remained steady. Trump had previously said that for Mueller to investigate his businesses would be a "red line".
  • OGUTU: Lessons from the life of Senator McCain

    OGUTU: Lessons from the life of Senator McCain

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    The death of United States Senator John McCain has prompted an outpouring of tributes to the Vietnam War hero who has been a dominant figure in U.S. She added, "Thank you for all your continued support and prayers". Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the "nation is in tears" and noted McCain's "deep patriotism, outstanding bravery and undaunted spirit".
  • China slams Trump's 'irresponsible' accusations over N Korea

    China slams Trump's 'irresponsible' accusations over N Korea

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    Pompeo left his last visit to Pyongyang in July saying progress had been made, only for North Korea within hours to denounce his "gangster-like demands". Since the June 12 summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore, progress on North Korea's denuclearization has been slower than expected. "During the upcoming visit to Pyongyang, I think President Moon should focus on seeking a breakthrough in the stalled North Korea-US talks by preparing a detailed road map, including a timeline for North ...
  • German Firefighters Stop Spread of Huge Blaze, Warn of Ongoing Threat

    German Firefighters Stop Spread of Huge Blaze, Warn of Ongoing Threat

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    Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village of Klausdorf, about 50 miles south of Berlin , on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. "The fire continues to be a big threat", Mr Woidke said . Berlin emergency services received calls from concerned Berliners who were woken by the strong smell of smoke. Hundreds of firefighters were on the ground in Treuenbrietzen trying to cut trees to make long swaths in the forests to prevent the fire from spreading further.
  • Ex-Vatican official issues call for Pope Francis' resignation

    Ex-Vatican official issues call for Pope Francis' resignation

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    Francis accepted McCarrick's resignation as cardinal last month after a US church investigation determined that an accusation he had sexually abused a minor was credible. Asked in a follow-up question when he first learned about the abuse allegations against Archbishop McCarrick, Pope Francis responded, "This is part of the statement".
  • 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

    8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

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    They were found on the building's second floor. Chicago Tribune via Getty Images Wood crosses hold victims' names at the scene of a fire that killed at least eight people, including six children, on Sunday, Aug. Fire department officials described one of them as a coach house . But the victims who died were already in bad shape by the time firefighters arrived, Vogt said.
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned to Iran prison

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned to Iran prison

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    Richard Ratcliffe said his wife's lawyer was attempting to get her three-day release from Evin on furlough increased to a longer period on Sunday. Having received mixed messages throughout the day, she was then told she had to return to prison by sunset on Sunday as the necessary permit had not been signed off.
  • Trump reportedly nixed statement praising life of John McCain

    Trump reportedly nixed statement praising life of John McCain

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    A private burial service next Sunday will conclude almost a week of events honoring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war , congressman, longtime senator and presidential contender. The White House press secretary and Vice President Mike Pence are just among those few closest to Trump who applauded McCain's character. "With great sadness I accepted the news of death of Mr Senator John McCain ".
  • Moscow warns Washington against ‘reckless steps in Syria

    Moscow warns Washington against ‘reckless steps in Syria

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    Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have been deploying around Idlib and waging air raids and artillery attacks in what appears to be preparations for a major assault that Assad has promised in order to retake the province. Later, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that President Vladimir Putin received Cavusoglu and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in the Kremlin. Local media spread information that in the near future can begin the offensive of the Syrian army in the North-West.
  • Australia's foreign minister resigns from Cabinet

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    Ms Bishop has said she is still deciding whether to contest her seat - which she has held since 1998 - at the next election. Former prime minister Tony Abbott , who was beaten by Turnbull in a leadership ballot in 2015, did not win a place back in the cabinet.
  • Trump says Michael Cohen didn't commit crimes. He's wrong

    Trump says Michael Cohen didn't commit crimes. He's wrong

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    Alan Futerfas, an outside lawyer for the New York-based company, declined to comment. By any objective measure, last week was a disastrous news week for President Trump as his former campaign manager Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud, and his former attorney Cohen pled guilty to campaign finance crimes and directly implicated Trump as a co-conspirator.
  • Iran hauls U.S. before intl. court over 'illegal' sanctions

    Iran hauls U.S. before intl. court over 'illegal' sanctions

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    Air France will stop flights from Paris to Tehran from September 18 because of "the line's weak performance", an airline spokesman said. British Airways (BA) said it was terminating its London to Tehran service "as the operation is now not commercially viable".
  • Islamic State leader in Afghanistan killed in strike

    Islamic State leader in Afghanistan killed in strike

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    Ten other members of the militant group were also killed, the National Directorate of Security in Kabul said in a statement. The air attacks on a village in Khugyani district, near the border with Pakistan, also destroyed a large number of weapons, explosives, and ammunition, the agency said.
  • Vermont delegation reacts to John McCain’s death

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    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said in a statement that McCain "defined public service, honor, and love of country". The death of Senator John McCain is being mourned by US Jewish groups and Israeli political leaders from across the political spectrum.
  • John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

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    Sources quoted by United States media said Mr Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice President Mike Pence. Trump retorted that the senator was "not a war hero" and referred to McCain's years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese by saying: "I like people who weren't captured".
  • John McCain’s former rivals pay tribute: ‘We are all in his debt’

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    John McCain's death is an appropriate time to think about this extraordinary man and his life. "I can tell you there are possibilities, glimmers of hope within the Senate now". French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero". "In politics, he fell short of his greatest ambition".
  • Multiple dead in shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

    Multiple dead in shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

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    Shortly after 1:30 p.m., 911 calls started pouring in about a shooting , according to Williams. Citing police sources, reports said four people were killed and about 10 wounded. Johns River, was broadcast on Twitch . Reacting to news of the shooting during the tournament involving its game, Madden 19 maker Electronic Arts Inc said it was working with authorities to gather facts.