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Oct 2: Trial Of Foreign Women Charged With Murdering Kim Jong-Nam

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A truck believed to be carrying Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian national Siti Aisyah arrive for their court appearance at the Shah Alam High Court on July 28, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Read More »

Germany: 1 dead, 4 wounded in knife attack at Hamburg market

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One alleged witness to the attack claimed that the man stabbed the customers and yelled "Allah u Ackbar!" immediately after the attack. After the assailant fled and wounded the others, he was overwhelmed by passers-by and slightly injured in the process, police said. Read More »

At least 48 injured in Barcelona train crash

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He also said agents were examining the train's two black boxes and that it could take days to finish the investigation. Injured passengers from the #train crash were taken to various medical centers and hospitals in the city or treated at the scene. Read More »

White House dodges queries about chief of staff

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The reporter who published information that White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci claimed was leaked denies that anyone from the administration leaked it to her. "It starts to potentially smell and approach an inappropriate line", Zaid said. "I do not believe for a second when he tagged him he was accusing Reince Priebus of anything". Read More »

Iran has successfully launched a space rocket

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U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal and said Iran couldn't pursue missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads. Iran's most recent known successful satellite rocket launch was in February 2015, when it put an imaging satellite known as "Fajr" into orbit. Read More »

Friday forecast: rain likely to stick around, high 84

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SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Temperatures are expected to dip alongside chances of storms. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 85 degrees. Tuesday will have another handsome day with partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the lower 90s. Sunday - Sunny, with a high near 79. The cooler, more comfortable weather will continue through Tuesday . Read More »

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches United Nations resolution

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The new sanctions are aimed at six offshoots of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, the firm in charge of Iran's ballistic missile program, and prohibit American entities from carrying out transactions with those subsidiaries. Strategic Command monitors launches around the world, but appears to be light on specifics for the Iran launch, saying they only thing they know for sure is that no satellite was put into orbit from the Simorgh launch, and seemingly only guessing about the blowing up thing. Read More »

Obamacare repeal is bad for our health -- Lexi Handrick

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She adds, "Now, Congress must finally pivot to the long overdue bipartisan work to update and improve the Affordable Care Act and to continue to lower Americans' health costs". Meanwhile, Save Our Care - which is backed by many of those and other Democratic organizations - on Tuesday launched radio ads targeting four Republican senators over their votes to proceed to debating the Obamacare repeal effort: Nevada's Dean Heller, Arizona's Jeff Flake, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and ... Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' U.S. sanctions

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The US government has imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro ahead of a controversial vote for a new constituent assembly . The sanctions, which have been expected for days, involve the freezing of all the assets they have in the United States and a ban on all USA citizens from carrying out transactions with them. Read More »

Samsung's quarterly operating profit rockets to new high

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Profit breakdown showed the firm's semiconductor business raked in 8.03 trillion won in operating profit in the second quarter, up 204 percent from the previous year. The company said it also plans to diversify its budget smartphones over the second half to maintain the arm's profitability. Shares fell slightly on the morning of the announcement, indicating that investors, many of which had already factored in a stellar second quarter performance, were left concerned by the company's ... Read More »

Three-year-old twins die in Long Island pool accident

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Officials said 3-year-old twin boys were found unresponsive in the pool at their family's Melville home early Wednesday, July 26, 2017, and later pronounced dead. The house changed hands late past year to a corporate owner, and officials said some work was done on the pool area this spring. "That child was pulled from the pool and we began live-saving treatment on the second child also". Read More »

Ukraine Deprives Georgia's Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship

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President Poroshenko has so far made no public comments on the issue. Saakashvili followed that with a Facebook post in which he said that he had warned Poroshenko about Trump's high chances of winning the election. Although Poroshenko gave no explanation for the decision, Leshchenko said it was created to force Saakashvili "to take an asylum in America and forget about Ukrainian politics". Read More »

France's Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

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Irish rock star Bono , founder of the ONE campaign against poverty and disease, met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron , who stressed his wish to increase development aid, according to the U2 frontman. Facebook told US officials that Russian intelligence agents used fake Facebook accounts and personas to infiltrate Macron's campaign and others close to him during the election. Read More »

How fair are new United States sanctions on Iran?

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that slaps tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But the Trump administration argues the nuclear deal was intended, in part, to provide Iran with a fresh start in the global community, in which it has operated as a rogue state since its Islamic revolution in 1979. Read More »

U.S. warns Americans of possible 'tainted' alcohol in Mexico

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The department on Wednesday updated its alerts and warnings page on Mexico, where travelers can find different information on embassies, local laws and visa requirements. The bootleg liquor could be infused with grain alcohol or risky concentrations of methanol, cheaper alternatives to producing ethanol, government reports warn. Read More »

Tillerson resignation rumors 'false،' State Department says

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SECRETARY TILLERSON: Great to see you again at the State Department. "I knew what to expect and we had very long-standing disciplined processes and decision-making", he said. official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Another terse point has been Trump's habit of seemingly undermining Tillerson's efforts overseas, most notably during a recent feud between Qatar and several Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Trump befriended by 9-year-old letter writer 'Dylan'

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When a reporter shouted a question about the issue after the president's speech , Trump stood stone-faced and did not answer, but called the reporter "rude". But with Scaramucci publicly prodding Priebus - and with no guarantee that the administration will succeed in its ongoing efforts to pass a health care overhaul - it may be hard for Priebus to last longer in his role than a similarly beset chief of staff who was sacked, Samuel Skinner who served under George H.W. Read More »

Venezuela vows to continue with new congress despite USA threats

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Since Wednesday, thousands of people have turned out to hear the speeches before the election called by President Nicolas Maduro to arrive at a peaceful solution through dialogue to the current political situation in the country. One of the USA officials warned that the move was just an initial round of sanctions and the administration was readying tougher additional measures that could be rolled out as part of a "steady drumbeat" of responses to the Venezuelan crisis. Read More »

Liberal groups push for health care to dominate the midterms

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Given the continued importance of the BCRA to the ongoing repeal and replace debate in the Senate, in this week's "Manatt on Health", we update and reissue our two prior newsletters unpacking the implications of the BCRA. Progressives hope Saturday's "Our Lives on the Line" protests - initially set for the first day of lawmakers' summer recess, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the start of that recess - will demonstrate the strength of their opposition at a key moment, ... Read More »

Death toll in India's Gujarat rains, flood rises to 94

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An IAF chopper appears above him, dropping a rope, and he makes a slow, suspense-filled ascent, finally helped into the helicopter by the Air Force officers. Briefing the media, State Revenue Minister, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that while floods claimed 58 lives, rain-related toll since June was 111. Roads in state capital Kolkata continued to be waterlogged. Read More »

Trump, Hariri meet in White House, urge fighting against terrorism

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Hezbollah was a "menace" from within to the Lebanese people and the region, Mr Trump added. "But it's something I actually know quite a bit about", Trump said . Lebanon has been a key USA ally in the region and Mr. Hariri likely will seek more support for the fight against the Islamic State and the crisis from more than 2 million refugees it took from neighboring Syria. Read More »

Six Cong MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for 'unruly behavior'

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The Congress leader said the party members wanted to raise the issue of "injustice" to Dalits, minorities, weaker sections, "mob frenzy" and issues concerning farmers but the party's adjournment motion notices were not accepted. "You have pardoned Anurag Thakur, but had suspended Bhagwant Mann for two sessions". "The Speaker has given a ruling". Finding no effect of all their appeals, the opposition members, however, rushed into the well raising slogans and cutting short Javadekar speaking ... Read More »

Plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles in United Kingdom from 2040

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It needs strong government action to fix this crisis right now. But environmental groups criticised the decision not to include a scrappage scheme or clean air zones. Proposals were drawn up by officials from within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) alongside the Department for Transport (DfT). Read More »

No transgender people in the US military, says Donald Trump

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A study by the RAND Corp. published previous year found that covering hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgeries for transgender troops would result in a 0.13 percent health care cost increase for the military. Hartzler previously proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have ended the Pentagon providing funds for gender-reassignmnet surgeries for active-duty service members. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law Kushner to testify on Hill - twice

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Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement . Mr Manafort's discussion with committee staff was limited to his recollection of the June 2016 meeting, according to two people familiar with the interview. He is scheduled to speak behind closed doors with the Senate intelligence committee Monday and with the House intelligence committee Tuesday. Kushner appeared again Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of a slew of bodies investigating the Russian meddling claims. Read More »