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Venezuelan constitutional assembly seizes power of opposition-led congress

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has issued an order to the military to prepare to "shoulder arms", in case of a United States invasion, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said on Thursday. In retaliation, she was removed from office by the constitutional assembly, barred from leaving the country and went into hiding after an arrest order was issued for her husband for allegedly running an extortion ring out of the prosecutor's office. Read More »

Natchez schools closed Monday due to solar eclipse

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The impending 2017 solar eclipse left schools around the country debating whether they should stay open or close for the day, considering safety. For more information, visit www.stmaryedw.org and follow the St. People who plan on viewing the eclipse should make sure their solar glasses or solar shield meet the International Organization of Standardization's (ISO) safety standards. Read More »

No Change in Arkansas' 3.4 Percent Unemployment Rate

The jobless rate has been lowest in the state's urban and coastal areas over the past year, according to the latest estimates, with pockets of much higher unemployment in certain northern and western ME towns. This constitutes an overall raise of two tenths of a percent from June. The state's unemployment rate has inched up to 3.1 percent. The new rate also remained well below the US rate of 4.3 percent in July. Read More »

Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command

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The new command's function will be stopping cyber threats, its geography will be the country's broadband neural net. Under the directive, the U.S. "He will announce recommendations on this matter at a later date", Trump said. Kenneth P. Rapuano , assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense and global security, emphasized that elevating Cybercom to a separate command is a "natural next step". Read More »

Trump, Graham trade jabs on Twitter over Charlottesville

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On Tuesday , Trump "took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and" others opposed to such groups. The fact is, the GOP remains in complete shock of Trump's stunning performance and terrified about facing the midterm election cycle with a party leader who, incredibly, is viewed as being pro-Nazi. Read More »

Anti-Immigration Australian Senator Wears Burka

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The senate erupted with applause as he concluded his reply and Labor senators and many on the crossbench stood to applaud. An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Read More »

'Terrified' white supremacist in Vice mini-doc cries over arrest warrant

The National Guard is here!' "I want to be peaceful". I honestly believe I have been law-abiding. Christopher Cantwell was a speaker at the ill-fated Virginia rally, and talked up his toughness to VICE News . The documentary was posted on YouTube and has amassed more than 580,000 views. Cantwell also said that he pepper-sprayed an Antifa activist, hit one man, and tackled a female protester to the ground. Read More »

Update on weather system over the Lesser Antilles

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Farther east, a large tropical wave has moved off the African coast and must be monitored for possible strengthening this weekend as it moves westward. The system, designated as Invest 91-L, had top winds of 30 miles per hour as of Tuesday morning. And then there's Gert, the strongest hurricane of 2017, which continued its tour of the open Atlantic. Read More »

China is America's biggest creditor once again

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Treasury Department data. Other worldwide finance experts have speculated that China quickly unloaded USA government bonds in order to pump more money into its own currency. Trump, though, has batted aside these reservations by claiming that China owning so much US debt actually creates a more vibrant domestic economy right here in the United States. Read More »

Mugabe lands in SA amid Grace storm

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South African police have said Grace Mugabe, who was in the country to have her ankle checked following a freak accident at Harare airport last month, is seeking diplomatic immunity . He said diplomatic immunity could not be used to "escape prosecution from grave crimes". The woman claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her. Read More »

North Korea: 'The military is ready to attack - waiting for the order'

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He said North Korea had threatened Guam - a USA territory which hosts two large military bases and is home to more than 6,000 military personnel - at least three times since 2013. The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". He played down the gravity of Trump's tweet Friday that the USA military is "locked and loaded" to respond to North Korea's threats. Read More »

Kashmiri businessman arrested in terror funding case

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The agency said Watali is suspected of acting as a conduit for illegally remitting funds to secessionists, terrorists, and stone-pelters. Further details are awaited. They said those being searched today have alleged links to persons being investigated in this case. A case had been registered against him but proceedings are in abeyance as per the orders of the J&K High Court, the statement said. Read More »

Britain's new aircraft carrier 'Queen Elizabeth' arrives in Portsmouth

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The carrier will remain without aircraft until flying trials are conducted in the United States next year, with 10 F-35 Lightning II jets and 120 aircrew expected to take part. But she now looks and feels less of a giant construction project and more like a warship. The ship is now undergoing sea trials. But even he suggests that they'll need more manpower when she's fully operational. Read More »

Dilip Kumar's 'Son' Shah Rukh Khan visits him at his home

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The veteran actor wasn't well and had spent a few days in the hospital before returning home last week. In April a year ago, he was hospitalised due to fever and nausea. He has many times in the past expressed his fondness for the veteran actor and even called him pillar of the Hindi cinema. In the pictures, SRK can be seen along with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu and needless to say these photos of two great actors of their respective generations are precious. Read More »

ISIL biggest threat to religious freedom

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USA allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . Read More »

Fed Order To Streamline Enviro Review, Permitting On Big Projects

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The standards were set as part of a national policy to anticipate the stronger storms and rise in sea levels that have been projected to occur as the consequences of climate change continue to grow more devastating. Environmental groups attacked Trump over his plan, with Janet Redman, the USA policy director at Oil Change International, saying the plan will lead the United States into " a fossil fuel buildout that locks America into climate catastrophe ". Read More »

Mudslide Kills Hundreds In Sierra Leone

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Mudslides after heavy rains and flooding killed scores of people in Sierra Leone's capital on Monday. Soldiers have been sent to help in the rescue operation. The African Union appealed to all Africans and the diaspora, as well as to global partners, to support Sierra Leone respond to the disaster, which occurred only two years after it recovered from the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Read More »

Philippine Police Kill 32, Arrest 100 Suspected Drug Offenders

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Officers were acting in self-defence, according to Romeo Caramat, the local police chief, who said pistols, grenades, marijuana and methamphetamine were seized in the raids. All of these drug suspects figured in an armed encounter against police conducting the operations, police said in a report by ABS-CBN News . Police released some of the suspects' identities by their aliases. Read More »

Lashkar district commander of south Kashmir killed in encounter

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A top Lashkar commander was killed in a brief gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. A policeman was also injured in the brief shootout. The deceased was identified as Constable Reyaz Ahmad. He was involved in grenade attacks on an Army camp and a police post at Kakapora. Defence spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, said sepoy Narendra Singh, who had sustained bullet injuries due to enemy fire from across the Line of ... Read More »

Keep calm and carry on bonging: Lawmakers slam Big Ben plan

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The silence is to protect workers during a four-year, £29m-conservation project that includes fix of Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and its bell. "Big Ben's bongs are an integral part of parliamentary life and we will ensure that they can resume their role as the nation's timekeeper as soon as possible", it added. Read More »

Police probe teen boy's death in Thiruvananthapuram — Blue Whale

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The government finally took this action on Tuesday. In this teenager's case, the mother says there were red flags for several months. Yesterday, the family of a 16-year-old boy in the state capital, who had committed suicide by hanging himself, had suspected that he had taken the step as part of the " Blue Whale Challenge" game. Read More »

President Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

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At the White House on Monday, Donald Trump finally, and apparently reluctantly , addressed the racist cause of the violence that led to the deaths of three people during the so-called Unite the Right rally in the town of Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »

Pence Backs Strange In Alabama Election

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Luther Strange is forced into a GOP runoff with populist Roy Moore , who out-polled Strange in Houston County by more than 2-to-1. "He had his statement and I had mine". Robert Bentley, who was being investigated by the Alabama Attorney General's office at the time odd was interviewed for the Senate post. "I think the people are not voting for President Trump", Moore said last week while campaigning in Montgomery, according to AL.com . Read More »

UK's post-Brexit customs plan mocked as 'fantasy' by top European Union negotiator

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The British proposal says the United Kingdom should be free to negotiate new trade relationships during the transition period, something European Union officials are likely to find problematic. "Labour is clear that we need to retain the benefits of the customs union and avoid a cliff-edge for the British economy". Britain could seek a temporary "customs union" with Europe after Brexit as it tries to protect manufacturing exports and jobs. Read More »

After Trump's Charlottesville debacle, Pence admonishes media

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Pence said . "And yet the poverty and deprivation that is resulting from their collapse into dictatorship speaks for itself". Almost 130 people have died in recent months of unrest. Pence and Macri also discussed the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, with Pence warning the country was spiraling toward dictatorship at the hands of President Nicolás Maduro, and making the case that a failed state in Venezuela will drive illegal drug trafficking and migration, and "endanger the security, ... Read More »

GoDaddy, Google Cut Off Domain Service for Neo-Nazi Site 'The Daily Stormer'

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The Daily Stormer had moved it's domain to Google today, following the GoDaddy notification, but Google moved quickly to cancel the registration. GoDaddy's statement came after alt-right website The Daily Stormer published a vile post attacking Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia during an anti-racist protest this past weekend. Read More »