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Terror attack at military base in Valencia averted: Venezuela Govt

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Ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said Venezuelan troops quashed a "terrorist" attack at a military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. In a tweet , Ortega asked the worldwide community to denounce what she called "this arbitrary action". US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert tweeted that the "United States condemns [the] illegal removal" of Ms Ortega, adding the move was aimed at tightening the ... Read More »

Aug 6: Hiroshima Day held without Yasukuni Shrine controversy this year

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The "hell" seen in Hiroshima after the atomic bombing could occur again at any time as long as nuclear weapons continue to exist. Otherwise, the day passed off peacefully without the usual controversy of political leaders visiting the Yasukuni shrine where World War II military leaders of Japan are enshrined. Read More »

Mike Pence is not eyeing a 2020 presidential bid!

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On Saturday, the Times reported that Republicans are joking that Pence "is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. Elsewhere, Weekly Standard editor and never-Trump stalwart Bill Kristol is also looking to spoil 2020, according to the Times , by maybe forming a "Committee Not to Renominate the President". Read More »

Anambra Shooting: Gov Obiano reveals identity of the gunmen

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Garba assured Nigerians that the police were still investigating the matter and that all was under control. He rejected reports the attack was carried out by Boko Haram militants. He again reiterated his call for the overhaul of Nigeria's policing architecture that will lead to reform of the Police Force, equip them with modern and sophisticated gadgets so as to discharge their duties of protecting lives and property effectively, and ensure social order in the society. Read More »

Kerala political violence: Arun Jaitley meets family of murdered RSS worker

The Defence Minister's visit to Kerala coincides with the all-party meeting headed by Chief Minister with an objective to put an end to the political conflicts in Kerala. I assure our karyakartas and victims that the party will stand strongly behind them. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called on Vijayan to nab the perpetrators and bring them to justice expeditiously. Read More »

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera

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The Israel government is planning to take action against Al Jazeera's local offices in Israel and wants to revoke the licenses provided to its journalists. Aidan White , director of the London-based Ethical Journalism Network told Al Jazeera . Netanyahu had accused Al Jazeera of encouraging a recent crisis that took place around a holy site in Jerusalem known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif. Read More »

Russia's Putin shows off spoils from Siberia fishing trip

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been taking a three-day fishing and hunting summer holiday Siberian wilderness, where he opted to be shirtless and fearless the cold waters of a mountain lake. Putin's affinity for the tough guy pose has been documented with shots of him bare-chested on horseback, diving in a submarine in Lake Baikal - the world's deepest - and flipping a Judo opponent. Read More »

Rwanda has re-elected president Kagame with more than 98% of the vote

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With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results of the election are announced later on Saturday. Electoral authorities estimated the turnout in Friday's elections to be at 97 percent of 6.9 million eligible voters in the country of roughly 12 million people. Read More »

Minnesota mosque blast was in imam's office

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The Bloomington Police Department said on Twitter that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had also joined the probe. "A destructive device " appears to have caused a Saturday morning explosion at a mosque in Minnesota, police said, and the FBI is taking the lead in the investigation. Read More »

Man 'tried to sell' kidnapped model online

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She was then dropped by her captors at the British Consulate in Milan on July 17. During her detention, Herba had demanded the model's agent pay $300,000 to avoid the model being sold online though no ransom appears to have been paid, police added. Read More »

Trump asserts support for McMaster

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Trump also says McMaster "is a good man and very pro-Israel". "Going forward, the NSC will continue to work with you to ensure the appropriate security clearance documentation remains on file to allow you access to classified information", read the letter, which bears McMaster's signature. Read More »

Congress workers hold protests over attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy in Gujarat

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In Delhi, party workers protested outside the BJP headquarters. "Darji is the secretary of Banaskantha district BJP Yuva Morcha. It's their own people who carried out the attack, so why would they condemn it", said Rahul. "BJP workers threw stones at me, it hit my PSO (personal security officer)". The BJP, however, said it was an unfortunate incident and the party had no role to play in it. Read More »

Bank of England downgrades United Kingdom growth forecast

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Inflation projections were slightly revised upwards for the current year to 2.7% on an annual basis from 2.6% before, while the central bank's expectations for annual inflation in 2018 remain at 2.6%. Mark Carney has told a press conference today that Brexit is harming the United Kingdom before it has even happened and that the country needs a transitional arrangement to its future relationship with the EU. Read More »

Karnataka minister grilled, raids on

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He said that the raids were "politically motivated" and the Congress will not "bow down to such intimidation". The Congress leadership has convinced its Gujarat MLAs to stay at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru till the eve of the Rajya Sabha polls on August 8. Read More »

Iran's president begins a second term to deliver on reform promises

Tehran's pursuit of ballistic missiles, controversial nuclear program, support for proxies across the Middle East and fueling sectarian strife has gained widespread attention across the worldwide community. "Repeated breaches of commitments by the U.S. administration... can be destructive", he said, quoted by the official IRNA news agency. Iran's missile tests and a satellite launch on July 27 were "not in contradiction" with United Nations resolutions, Zarif's office said in a statement ... Read More »

Venezuelan military 'sieges' chief prosecutor's office

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He made the announcement Wednesday night during a meeting with almost 500 of the new delegates. Saturday's decision will make it harder for the country to return to good standing since the new suspension can only be lifted when the bloc is satisfied that Venezuela has restored democratic order. Read More »

Naidu elected vice president in another boost for Modi

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Naidu , considered close to Modi, held the post of a federal minister before being nominated as vice president. When Congress won in Andhra Pradesh in 1978, Naidu was elected as MLA from Udayagiri Constituency as a Janata Party candidate. Read More »

Trump White House Looks To Quash 'Deluge' Of Leakers

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President Donald Trump began his 17-day vacation yesterday at his "summer White House", his Bedminster golf club , but area airports are not happy about it. Trump wished the boy a happy birthday, and invited him to spend a morning with the White House groundskeeper, Sanders said. "The President tomorrow will be taking off for Bedminster for a working vacation", White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters overseas Air Force One travelling with him to West Virginia. Read More »

Northwestern Professor and Oxford Employee, Wanted for Murder, Surrender

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Following a US-wide manhunt for the two men, Briton Andrew Warren , 56, handed himself in almost 3,200 kilometres away in San Francisco while Wyndham Lathem, 42 , gave himself up in Oakland. Police have not released that video . Lake Geneva police said the man making the donation did not give his name. They are not sure how Cornell-Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or if Warren knew them before he flew to the United States before the stabbing . Read More »

Flynn and Russian Federation envoy Kislyak discussed 'simple things — BBCI

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He remains a key figure in ongoing investigations into alleged meddling by Moscow in the USA election and this is the first time he has spoken publicly to the media since returning to Russian Federation. His claims come a day after news reports out of Washington revealed that the office of special prosecutor Robert Mueller had recently requested documents from the White House. Read More »

India mum on China's claim on troops

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China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region beside Bhutan. The comments from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense on Thursday were the most blunt. "The Indian side should bear corresponding responsibilities", Geng said. Read More »

US Marine Aircraft Crashes Off The Coast Of Australia

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The US marines have been involved in Talisman Sabre joint exercises with Australian forces, which involves more than 30,000 servicemen and women. Payne said no Australian military personnel were on board the aircraft. The United States and Australia have a long history of military partnership, including cooperation in the coalition during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Read More »

USA bans citizens from travelling to North Korea effective September 1st

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Last week, Kim boasted that North Korea could now strike any target in the United States after carrying out its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. "Can we work together jointly on the key security challenge facing Northeast Asia, which is the North Korea challenge?" she said. Tillerson said he hoped that at some point the North Koreans will begin to understand that the United States would like to sit and have a dialogue with them about their future that will give them the ... Read More »

Barack Obama Is Getting All The Twitter Love On His Birthday

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When you invite the former US President and First Lady to your wedding, there's little chance you'll get an RSVP - but that isn't the case with the Obamas. Former Vice President Biden also wished Obama happy birthday on Twitter Friday morning. She completely forgot about the invitation she mailed to the White House until she got a response back one month before her wedding. Read More »

Crews locate body of missing woman at Grand Canyon

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The National Park Service confirmed that a woman's body was found on Wednesday less than a mile from the Phantom Ranch along the South Kaibab Trail. Her husband's post included a link to her Facebook page, which showed her skydiving. But hiking there can be unsafe, with high temperatures at the canyon bottom routinely topping 100 degrees during the summer. Read More »

Fire Rips Through 'Torch Tower' Dubai Skyscraper

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The government is also working toward providing shelter for the affected residents, reports said . " Many things that are very valuable to me". The fire slightly damaged the interior of the 83th and 84th floor. Chunks occur at the 67-storey of the Torch tower. He wondered why Civil Defense crews did not deploy helicopters to try and extinguish the fire quicker. Read More »

Tillerson weighs Latin America expert for top State Department post

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Russia, for its part, announced countermeasures, including cutting the total number of personnel employed in US diplomatic and consular offices in Russia, and suspending the use of a summer residence in Moscow . The Global Engagement Center's predecessor office, called the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, was widely derided for producing clumsy videos that were obviously us government products. Read More »

Murder conviction in Blackwater case thrown out, other sentences overturned

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Slatten had been sentenced to life in prison. On Friday an appeals court ruled the trial court " abused its discretion " by not letting Slatten have a separate trial from the others as the only guard accused of murder. Jurors in 2014 convicted Echavarria of first-degree murder in a 2011 slaying over a debt related to a construction project. The court found that the 30-years sentences were "grossly disproportionate to their culpability for using government-issued weapons in a war zone". Read More »