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The North Korean leader on Wednesday agreed to shutter the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site in the presence of worldwide observers, a move the USA welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearizing the North. "I propose to take the next big leap to completely resolve the 70 years of hostility and be together as one again", Moon said. According a joint statement signed by the nations' defense ministers, the two Koreas agreed to establish buffer zones along their land ...
  • Australian PM threatens strawberry saboteurs with 15 years in jail

    Australian PM threatens strawberry saboteurs with 15 years in jail

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    On Wednesday, ten cases of needle contaminations in strawberries are being investigated by Western Australia Police, as the national crisis escalates. Additionally, anyone who piggy-backs off such a crisis by engaging in a reckless hoax would also face 10 years behind bars. "Hopefully, they find out who has committed this terrible crime against our industry and our favourite fruit and against Australian consumers and farmers", Suncoast Harvest wrote.
  • Triple Talaq a punishable offence now as govt takes ordinance route

    Triple Talaq a punishable offence now as govt takes ordinance route

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    He said the ordinance provides that the mother/victim wife must get the custody of the minor child and she will be entitled to a maintenance for herself and the child. He also asked that why should the onus of proving instant triple talaq be on women as per the proposed Legislation or the proposed Ordinance. Of these, he said, 229 were reported before the Supreme Court judgement, while another 201 came to the notice after it.
  • North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

    North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

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    Kim sent a letter to the White House asking to meet with President Donald Trump for a second summit to follow up on their first highly publicized meeting in Singapore in June. "We don't have a timeline, and we also don't have any guarantees about the larger nuclear and missile programs". The two leaders agreed to hold a ground-breaking ceremony this year connecting railways and roads running along their eastern and western coasts.
  • Nawaz Sharif, Daughter To Be Released; Pak Court Suspends Jail Sentence

    Nawaz Sharif, Daughter To Be Released; Pak Court Suspends Jail Sentence

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    The court's decision came petitions filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar challenging the Avenfield verdict against them. Both appealed against the sentences and have denied any wrongdoing. Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison, while Maryam was imprisoned for seven years.
  • Kavanaugh, Ford to testify at US Senate hearing on Monday

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    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during their high school years in the 1980s, has moved out of her house and hired private security because of death threats she has received since coming forward.
  • 'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges United States to consider opening base

    'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges United States to consider opening base

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    Duda credited Trump for making Warsaw the first stop on the USA president's inaugural European trip a year ago and said Trump's outdoor address in Poland was a "very important moment" for the relationship between the two countries. "But when we're defending immensely wealthy countries and they're not the paying for the defense to the United States, they're only taking advantage of us".
  • Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence

    Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence

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    Roy Cooper said at a briefing Tuesday. "I know it was hard to leave home and it's even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to", he said. Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, appeared with Cooper and said his agency would help restore power and open roads. As of noon on Saturday, more than 30 inches of rain had fallen on Swansboro, N.C., breaking the statewide rainfall record set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999 of 24.06 inches.
  • President Moon arrives in North Korea for talks

    President Moon arrives in North Korea for talks

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    Later on Wednesday, Moon's delegation will tour the Mansudae Art Studio, the North's largest producer of art where state artists build statues and produce propaganda at a sprawling complex in Pyongyang. The facilities were a key test center for its intercontinental ballistic missiles created to reach the United States. Kim at the same time also stressed Washington must reciprocate his initial "goodwill" gestures.
  • Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

    Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

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    Two women who dated Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and who knew him in high school issued statements defending his character in response to an accusation of sexual misconduct. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont echoed Blumenthal's comments in an interview with NPR, admitting an investigation may take a couple of weeks.
  • Fired FBI official McCabe writes book on Trump, terrorism: publisher

    Fired FBI official McCabe writes book on Trump, terrorism: publisher

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    Martin's Press, said in a statement. The public may be on the verge of getting a lot more information about the FBI's activities related to the Russian Federation investigation after President Donald Trump ordered the declassification and release of documents and text messages related to the probe, according to Fox News .
  • Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

    Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

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    Grassley said during an interview with Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning that Ford, despite multiple attempts, has not responded to requests for testimony on Monday. If they voted against Kavanaugh, they could appear to be out of step with voters at home and risk losing re-election. Democrats are demanding a thorough investigation by the FBI, because these allegations are new.
  • 'Polar Opposite of the Brett I Know': Kavanaugh's Previous Girlfriends Defend Judge

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    Republicans and the Trump White House argue that isn't the FBI's role. "She should not be ignored", presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters in the White House driveway on Monday. Christine Blasey Ford claimed that Kavanaugh and his friend were "stumbling drunk", and cornered her into a bedroom. She said she got away when a companion of Kavanaugh's jumped on him.
  • Trump Announces Tariffs on $200 Billion in Imports From China

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    China has said it will retaliate. In a pair of early morning tweets, Trump hailed his combative trade policy as a boon to American economic health and said the U.S. Start building new plants now. "As a result, tariffs will ultimately reduce the economic benefit we generate for the United States ". Washington has already imposed 25 percent duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods over what it alleges are unfair trade practices.
  • Citizenship is right of refugees born in Pakistan, says PM Imran

    Citizenship is right of refugees born in Pakistan, says PM Imran

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    According to him, newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister has been propped up by the Army of that country, and hence no radical shift is expected in the polity. Imran Khan after his hardline posture during campaigning has expressed interests about starting a new chapter with Pakistan. Similarly, first class air travel facility has also been withdrawn from president, foreign minister, the NA speaker, Senate chairman, Chief Justice of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff.
  • Gunmen dressed as mariachi band kill four during Mexican Independence Day celebrations

    Gunmen dressed as mariachi band kill four during Mexican Independence Day celebrations

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    Garibaldi square is one of the main attractions of the capital of Mexico and has always attracted a lot of couples who come here to listen to the serenades performed by a Mariachi. Homicides have surged to record levels in Mexico City since 2014. "People were screaming and running", said a disabled woman who sells cigarettes in Garibaldi, shortly after having heard what she thought were fireworks.
  • Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

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    The National Weather Service considers flooding to be "devastating " once a height of 23 feet is reached for the river . "This storm is slowly and painfully grinding across our state", said North Carolina Gov. It's going to wipe us out or kill us. The mobile unit, which carried more than 30 medical personnel, is the only facility within a 50-mile radius for the community, which is as isolated as neighboring Wilmington, he said.
  • It's legal to smoke dagga at home, ConCourt rules

    It's legal to smoke dagga at home, ConCourt rules

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    It suspended its order of invalidity for a period of 24 months to give Parliament an opportunity to correct the constitutional defects in the two acts. The company said Monday that it's "closely watching" the use of cannabis in "functional wellness" beverages. He said that a police officer would have to consider all the circumstances, including the quantity of cannabis found in an adult person's possession.
  • The Latest Menace for the Carolinas: Rising Flood Waters

    The Latest Menace for the Carolinas: Rising Flood Waters

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    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the "epic storm" was still an immediate danger as rivers continue to flood. - A man died when a his truck hit an overpass support beam on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County, South Carolina . Northeast on Tuesday. In many areas, the brief period of the sun was wiped out by more rain but some evacuated residents were able to return to their homes to assess the damage.
  • What is Typhoon Mangkhut?

    What is Typhoon Mangkhut?

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    Hong Kong raised its highest No. 10 typhoon signal at mid-morning as ferocious winds uprooted trees and smashed windows in office and residential buildings. Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines at 1:40 a.m. Saturday in Cagayan province. Numerous missing in the Philippines are gold miners and their families, feared buried in the landslide after seeking shelter in a bunkhouse-turned-chapel in the far-flung village of Ucab, in Itogon town, Benguet province.
  • Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

    Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

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    He told reporters at the White House: "If it takes a little delay , it will take a little delay". That was echoed by President Donald Trump , who said Monday that he wished "the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner ... "I've made it clear that I'm not comfortable moving ahead with the vote on Thursday if we have not heard her side of the story or explored this further", Flake said.
  • Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation documents, texts from Russian Federation probe declassified

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    Trump on Monday directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to immediately declassify portions of the June 2017 FISA court application regarding former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page . Carter Page is an American oil industry consultant who served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump during his presidential campaign. The FBI released a heavily redacted version of the application earlier this year, as intelligence experts maintain that sources ...
  • Russian Federation loses contact with aircraft with 14 on board in Syria

    Russian Federation loses contact with aircraft with 14 on board in Syria

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    The fate of those on board is still unclear, but a United States official told CNN that Syrian government forces had mistakenly shot down the Il-20 plane during the Israeli attack. But the ministry said it held Israel responsible because, at the time of the incident, Israeli fighter jets were mounting air attacks on Syria targets and had only given Moscow one minute's warning, putting the Russian aircraft in danger of being caught in the cross-fire.
  • Leaders of two Koreas meet in Pyongyang for talks on ending war

    Leaders of two Koreas meet in Pyongyang for talks on ending war

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    Moon, who met Kim in April and May this year, was instrumental in brokering the historic Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim in June, when Kim backed denuclearisation of the "Korean peninsula". Still, Im said Seoul will "push to resume genuine dialogue for the establishment of a new peaceful relationship ... so that the progressive denuclearization of North Korea and reciprocal US actions can be pursued".
  • US may announce new tariffs on import from China

    US may announce new tariffs on import from China

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    The 10 percent tariff is scaled back from Trump's initial plan, which was to impose 25 percent penalties on all of these imports. We will soon be taking in Billions in Tariffs & making products at home. "We encourage China to address the long standing concerns raised by the Unites States". However, the timing of an announcement remains unclear, CNN quoted spokeswoman Lindsay Walters as saying on Friday.
  • Russian Federation spy plane MISSING: France denies shooting MISSILE at aircraft

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    An Israeli military spokeswoman declined comment, telling the Times of Israel : "We don't comment on foreign reports". The strikes were accompanied by a power outage, but there were conflicting reports over whether it was cause by incoming missiles, or the result of a deliberate decision to shut down the electrical system to hide possible targets.
  • Elon Musk Sued For Defamation By Cave Diver Over 'Pedo' Remarks

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    You'll recall Unsworth was critical of Elon's efforts to build a mini-submarine to help with the rescue. The device was not used and Unsworth called it a PR stunt . Mr Unsworth's lawyers say this "conveyed to the average reader that Mr Unsworth's failure to sue him was evidence that Mr Unsworth is, in fact, a paedophile and guilty of the most heinous crime".
  • White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

    White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

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    Democrats have called for the vote to be delayed and two Republicans on the panel - Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC - have said Ford's testimony should be heard. Trump told reporters that "if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay" to vet the allegations against Kavanaugh, who is now a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

    Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

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    When the test happens at 1:18 p.m. central time on September 20, people will hear a tone twice followed by a vibration and the message: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System". Furthermore, it could be an essential step in keeping Americans safe when many of us are tied to our phones. NBC reports that the new form of notification was authorized by Congress in 2015 under a law that specifically states that the system "shall not be used to transmit a message that ...
  • Russia, Turkey agree Idlib demilitarized zone

    Russia, Turkey agree Idlib demilitarized zone

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    Turkey however backs opposition fighters seeking the ouster of the Syrian leader, and has said a large-scale offensive against the rebels could trigger a mass exodus toward its border. Although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not be present, Ghasemi said Tehran is continuing discussions with both countries as well as Damascus.
  • UK PM May tells European Union: your turn to respond to Brexit proposals

    UK PM May tells European Union: your turn to respond to Brexit proposals

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    Speaking to BBC's Andrew Marr earlier today, he said: "Let me tell you the facts, which are that the police now are preparing for the possibility of civil unrest". 17, 2018. "I very much hope and pray that there will be a deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom", she told reporters. British finance minister Philip Hammond , speaking alongside Lagarde, said the government had to heed the "clear warnings" from the International Monetary Fund of a no-deal Brexit.
  • 'Impeachment is hell': Manafort deal increases pressure on Trump

    'Impeachment is hell': Manafort deal increases pressure on Trump

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    In a plea deal to avert a second trial on money laundering and illegal lobbying charges, Manafort agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and another count of obstruction of justice. Mueller is interested in that later period as part of his probe of whether Trump tried to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. "But this was a very bad day for the Trump administration", Dershowitz continued.
  • Kavanaugh accuser reveals self to tell story

    Kavanaugh accuser reveals self to tell story

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    Ford has not responded to a Reuters request for comment. "Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement ". Asked about the allegations on Fox & Friends, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, gave a barely comprehensible answer, trying to simultaneously argue she wants to hear Ford's story while casting doubt on it.
  • Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

    Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

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    Gusts of 100 miles per hour were still lashing Hong Kong , and more than 2.5 million people had been evacuated from the region. Shenzhen also canceled all flights between yesterday and early this morning. On Monday morning, shopkeepers in Macau were hosing down their stores which had been caked in mud after the floodwaters receded. With damaged roads preventing the use of heavy equipment, soldiers, police and miners used shovels and channelled water from a nearby stream to loosen the earth.
  • How serious is the scare over needles found in Australian strawberries?

    How serious is the scare over needles found in Australian strawberries?

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    A woman from Adelaide's southern suburbs also claims she found a contaminated strawberry inside a punnet purchased last week. Australia's Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered Food Standards Australia New Zealand to investigate whether there are supply chain weaknesses or systemic changes needed.
  • Police Officer Involved in Controversial Dallas Shooting Shared Offensive Colin Kaepernick Meme

    Police Officer Involved in Controversial Dallas Shooting Shared Offensive Colin Kaepernick Meme

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    Allison Jean , the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean , said Friday that her son's name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment. He's a college graduate who worked with his alma mater to send students to his home country of St. Lucia for volunteer work. "He was the light. He loved everybody", said minister Michael Griffin of Singing Hills Church of Christ.
  • Brett Kavanaugh: accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick goes public

    Brett Kavanaugh: accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick goes public

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    Ford, now 51 and a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California , says she was able to get away after Kavanaugh's friend jumped on top of them and everyone tumbled. Sens. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also called for the vote to be postponed. A lawyer who's close to the White House told Politico the president is not considering withdrawing Kavanaugh's nomination.
  • 'Tax Reform 2.0' Unveiled by House GOP

    'Tax Reform 2.0' Unveiled by House GOP

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    According to Sunday reports, a dozen Republicans in blue states may vote against Tax Reform 2.0. Six percent said they remain undecided, while 7 percent said they would not vote for either candidate from the two major parties. This marks a new low for Trump, as less than two years ago the same poll found 74 percent of voters viewed the businessman-turned-billionaire as intelligent.