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After the signing the COMCASA agreement India will get the advanced encrypted military technology and hardware from the counterpart country. The world's two largest democracies have drawn closer in recent years, seeking ways to counterbalance China's spreading influence across Asia, notably in Pakistan, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
  • United Kingdom names and charges two Russian men for nerve agent attack

    United Kingdom names and charges two Russian men for nerve agent attack

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    British prosecutors said Wednesday they have obtained a European arrest warrant for two Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury . The U.S. last month imposed sanctions on Russian Federation, including on electronics, lasers and some oil and gas production technologies, after concluding it was behind the attack on the Skripals.
  • Trump assails Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases

    Trump assails Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases

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    He didn't have to. Writing about the indictment of California's Hunter and his wife for gross misuse of campaign funds for personal purposes, Michael Smolens of The San Diego Union-Tribune noted the indictments came down "under Adam Braverman , a Republican who is the interim U.S.
  • Theresa May's Brexit plan is 'less popular than the poll tax'

    Theresa May's Brexit plan is 'less popular than the poll tax'

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    Johnson accused "some members" of the government of deliberately using the Irish border situation to "stop a proper Brexit" and in effect keep Britain in the EU. And some 63% of new voters said they would back European Union membership in a second poll. One of Britain's biggest trade unions has backed calls for British people to have a vote on the final Brexit deal .
  • Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead

    Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead

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    Pictures from the scene show several cars, motorbikes and a mini bus lying on top of the collapsed bridge . West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters that several transport workers may have been in a small office under the overpass when it collapsed.
  • Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

    Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

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    The storm is likely to be a category 1 or 2 typhoon by the time it makes landfall tomorrow in the west of Japan, probably near the city of Osaka. Television footage showed high waves crashing into breakers and debris flying through the air in areas where the storm first made landfall.
  • 'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms

    'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms

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    The two were the first members of Congress to endorse Trump after he announced his bid for president in 2015, at a time when few others did. Though Trump did not name the congressmen, he seemed to be referring to California Rep. Instead, it's up to prosecutors to use their best judgment and, above all else, make sure that political considerations play no role in investigative decisions.
  • Texas woman takes off with baby after crashing auto in chase

    Texas woman takes off with baby after crashing auto in chase

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    In the footage, released on Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety , she can be seen driving her grey Mercedes at speeds of up to 100mph. A woman in Texas took off from police and led them on a 100 miles per hour chase with a baby in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Investigation Into Death Of Australian Model On Superyacht In Greece

    Investigation Into Death Of Australian Model On Superyacht In Greece

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    Bailleres was reportedly off the ship at the time . Sinead McNamara, 20, is dead after being found in critical condition on a billionaire's superyacht . McNamara was supposed to travel to the Greek town of Pylos before her death. Her occupation while there has not been disclosed, but she had been travelling on the boat for the duration.
  • Obama Fires Subliminals At Trump In His Eulogy For John McCain

    Obama Fires Subliminals At Trump In His Eulogy For John McCain

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    Senate, was laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery after the 2 p.m. service at the chapel in Annapolis, Md., according to McCain's website . "The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold". "If we are ever tempted to forget who we are, to grow tired of our cause, John's voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder - we are better than this, America is better than this", he said.
  • 13 hurt and two missing as boats collide head-on in California

    13 hurt and two missing as boats collide head-on in California

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    Investigators said earlier Sunday that two people were missing before the sheriff's office revised the number to four - one man and three women. Labor Day Weekend fun turned into a nightmare when a Hallet boat occupied by 10 people and a Sleek Craft boat that carried six passengers collided at Pirate Cove Marina.
  • Two Reuters reporters convicted in landmark secrets case

    Two Reuters reporters convicted in landmark secrets case

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    The verdict - seven years for violating a colonial-era Official Secrets Act - which a Yangon court meted out against two local journalists working for Reuters , must have been welcome news for Myanmar's ruling military and the police. British ambassador Dan Chugg, speaking on behalf of his government and European Union members, said he was "extremely disappointed" by the verdict in a case that had "passed a long shadow" over freedom of expression and the rule of law.
  • Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl in Wisconsin

    Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl in Wisconsin

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    MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - An AMBER Alert has been issued for missing 3-year-old, Phoenix Dickens. The truck has a Mexican license plate of ZUD7164, police said. Jordan is African-American, and has short brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said Nunez was eight months pregnant, resulting in a warrant for triple homicide charges for Coronado.
  • Gordon Brown: Anti-Semitism row is about ‘soul’ of Labour Party

    Gordon Brown: Anti-Semitism row is about ‘soul’ of Labour Party

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    It comes as Mr Corbyn faces pressure from a bitter row over anti-Semitism and Labour's position on Brexit. One unnamed Labour MP told The Sun: "Having a vote would be our way of telling the public that most Labour MPs do get what's going on, we're on your side - it would be about sending a message".
  • Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

    Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

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    In Muslim-majority Malaysia, Islamic courts handle the religious and family matters of Muslim citizens. The women, aged 32 and 22, who had pleaded guilty last month to the charges leveled against them, received a fine in addition to the caning, which was carried out using a light rattan cane while they were fully clothed.
  • Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee

    Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee

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    Bush's attorney Bill Burck told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter Friday that it has mostly completed its work ahead of next week's planned confirmation hearing. She was one of several Democrats who lodged complaints over the weekend that Mr. Bush and President Trump were keeping damning documents from Judge Kavanaugh's past secret.
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    Trump says "no political necessity" to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal

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    He then noted the nation was far better off before NAFTA and suggested either we make a new deal with Canada or go back to pre-NAFTA. The president said last week that the USA and Mexico have come to an understanding on the basics of a trade agreement , and said it wouldn't be called NAFTA, but Mexico continued to use the phrase.
  • Syria denies foreign attack on airbase west of Damascus

    Syria denies foreign attack on airbase west of Damascus

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    An official in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had earlier attributed the blasts to Israeli missile strikes. On Sunday, the head of UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP news agency the Mezzeh military airport was struck by a "possible Israeli missile" fired across the occupied Golan Heights.
  • Nation comes to terms with UN report

    Nation comes to terms with UN report

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    A third black-and-white image shows men aboard a rickety boat, with the caption, "Bengalis entered Myanmar via the watercourse". The photo purports to show Rohingya Muslims murdering Buddhists in Myanmar. The UN has documented mass gang rapes, killings - including of infants and young children - brutal beatings, and disappearances committed by Myanmar state forces.
  • Donald Trump Threatens To Exclude Canada From New NAFTA Deal

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    Following a firm warning by President Trump to the United States' neighbor to the north, the president of the largest union federation in the country said Sunday that given the integration of the three economies in the agreement, any reworked deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement must include Canada.
  • FOCAC Beijing Summit: What to expect

    FOCAC Beijing Summit: What to expect

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    The announcement included new measures, which were implemented from 2016 to 2018, and were aimed at addressing the three bottlenecks in Africa that are hampering development in the continent: poor infrastructure, lack of skilled personnel and lack of capital sources.
  • Bobi Wine arrives in the US

    Bobi Wine arrives in the US

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    Amsterdam, his lawyer, told Al Jazeera on Friday that Kyagulanyi said he had been tortured again while being transported from the airport to a hospital in Kampala . for scans on a problematic hip pain and in the organs following the serious injuries he suffered at the hands of the police in Arua. ODM said the rights, dignity and freedom of the politicians should be respected by Museveni's regime.
  • Massive fire tears through Rio's 200 year old National Museum

    Massive fire tears through Rio's 200 year old National Museum

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    It was not immediately known if anyone was injured, but the fire broke out at a time when the museum was closed to the public. Roberto Robadey, a spokesman for the fire department, said firefighters got off to a slow start fighting the blaze because the two fire hydrants closest to the museum were not functioning.
  • Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years over Rohingya investigation

    Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years over Rohingya investigation

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    The verdict means Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - who both have young daughters and have not seen their families outside of prison visits and court hearings for almost nine months - remain behind bars. "I think one has to ask will this process increase or decrease the confidence the people of Myanmar have in their justice system". British ambassador Dan Chugg, speaking on behalf of European Union members, said the verdict had "dealt a hammer blow for the rule of law".
  • Reports Of Gun Fire At Del Mar Racetrack In California

    Reports Of Gun Fire At Del Mar Racetrack In California

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    The racetrack, at Del Mar Fairgrounds, is located about 21 miles north of downtown San Diego along the Pacific coast. The sheriff's office said the suspect was "down" and had been taken to hospital. Graphic language can be heard in the video. Passing concert-goers can be heard shouting expletives after the shooting. A spokesman at Del Mar Racetrack has since said the situation was "contained".
  • Two Hurt In Amsterdam Station Stabbing, Suspect Shot, Say Police

    Two Hurt In Amsterdam Station Stabbing, Suspect Shot, Say Police

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    The Central Station is used by an estimated 250,000 travellers every day. Two platforms were temporarily closed to train traffic, but the station wasn't evacuated. The police said it is investigating " all possible scenarios " following the incident. Police spokesman Rob van der Veen said the violence happened shortly after noon (1000 GMT; 6 a.m.
  • Strike on bus in Yemen is apparent war crime: Human Rights Watch

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    An official from the Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT), an investigative body set up by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen , told reporters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh , on Saturday that a probe had found "mistakes" in an August airstrike that killed 40 children on a bus.
  • Woman Smashes Windows, Runs Over Bus Driver In Road Rage Incident

    Woman Smashes Windows, Runs Over Bus Driver In Road Rage Incident

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    She was seen driving south on Bladensburg Road, police said. Before she drives off, the bus driver gets in front of the vehicle a final time, while bystanders urge him to stay out of harm's way. "All the passengers in the bus were like really scared and the majority were elderly", Blanco said. Onlookers can be heard screaming, "Why would you jump in front of a auto like that?" The man remained on the phone - presumably to report the incident - the whole time.
  • Ivanka Trump attends McCain funeral after the president wasn't invited

    Ivanka Trump attends McCain funeral after the president wasn't invited

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    John McCain's service at the Washington National Cathedral, but his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner , arrived Saturday to attend the service. Joe Lieberman , considered by McCain as a running mate in 2008. "Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended; some voices are so vibrant and distinctive, it is hard to think of them stilled", Mr Bush said .
  • Will Trump's 2016 'Lyin' Ted' Tweets Doom Cruz Reelection Chances?

    Will Trump's 2016 'Lyin' Ted' Tweets Doom Cruz Reelection Chances?

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    Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweet . The GoFundMe , organized by political group USA Latinx , raised the money in less than 24 hours. "He is another all talk, no action pol!" Hogg, one of the students who survived the February 14 shooting at his Parkland school Marjory Stoneman Douglas, celebrated the crowdfunding page reaching its goal in a series of tweets on Saturday.
  • Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

    Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

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    However, the decision is up to the simple majority, meaning the opinion of two remaining justices will not change the verdict. But the PT has vowed to "continue fighting with all means" to secure Lula's candidacy. The PT manifesto recalled that the UN Human Rights Committee has instructed the Brazilian State to guarantee Lula's political rights, including being a presidential candidate, and Brazil has an obligation to comply, because it signed the Optional Protocol to the International ...
  • Aussie Instagram model found dead on billionaire’s yacht

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    Only days before her death, the model was posting snaps for her 18,000 Instagram followers, including shots of the scenic Greek islands and bikini shots aboard the super yacht. Ms McNamara was travelling in the seaside town of Pylos on the southwest coast of Greece . "RIP! Sending, love, light, strength & courage to your family", one wrote with a rose emoji.
  • President Trump Threatens to Regulate ‘Rigged’ Google Searches

    President Trump Threatens to Regulate ‘Rigged’ Google Searches

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    For instance, one screenshot was archived on 31 January 2018 at 2:33 AM GMT, which converts to about 10:30 PM EST on 30 January 2018, about the time President Trump was finishing up his speech in Washington , D.C. "We're taking a look at it", he said. In a week in which Trump has repeatedly attacked Google over its perceived liberal bias , the president raised monopoly questions about the firm and its peers.
  • ‘Beautiful’ people do not deserve to be raped - Palma

    ‘Beautiful’ people do not deserve to be raped - Palma

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    During his presidential campaign, he joked about the gang rape of an Australian missionary during a prison riot, suggesting that because he was mayor he should have been given the first opportunity to assault the woman. "But my point is rape should not be the response to attractive people", said Palma. Last year, he told troops to rape women and that he would pardon them if they were caught and convicted.
  • United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

    United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

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    The U.S. military plans to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad's lack of "decisive actions" in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said Saturday. The aid originally earmarked for Pakistan will now be spent on "other urgent priorities", according to Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner .
  • U.S. delegation heads to Middle East to discuss Syria and Iran

    U.S. delegation heads to Middle East to discuss Syria and Iran

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    We will remind, the summit in the format of Russia - Republic of Turkey - Islamic Republic takes place, according to preliminary information, 14 - 16 September in Tehran. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation confirmed this week that Russian Federation has indeed dispatched large naval forces off Syria , arousing suspicion that Moscow will back Assad's forces in launching an offensive against rebels in Idlib.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi should be stripped of her Nobel prize

    Aung San Suu Kyi should be stripped of her Nobel prize

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    If the key to lifting the Rohingya people out of their woes really lies in Bangladesh like she said, how can the Dhaka government help in relation to the issue? On Monday, UN investigators said Myanmar's military carried out killings and gang rapes with "genocidal intent" , and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under worldwide law.