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Former Thai PM convicted over rice subsidy scheme

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Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on Aug 1, when she made her closing statement in her rice-scheme case. Yingluck, who says the charges are politically motivated, is believed to have fled the country last month before the court session at which the verdict initially was to have been delivered. Read More »

Confronting North Korea and Iran

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Among Democrats, 51 percent back certification, while 50 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of independents want Trump to de-certify the deal. So would be an expanded Iranian presence with bases and factories for missiles and other weapons. Read More »

Peyton Manning reportedly might be preparing for Senate run in Tennessee

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election in 2018. There is already a field of five major Republican candidates looking to succeed term-limited Gov. Initially, though, it seemed as though he was intent on running for re-election so his announcement will likely unleash something of an natural disaster in Tennessee politics as people in both parties scramble to position themselves for a newly open seat. Read More »

Trump on firing HHS chief Price: 'We'll see'

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Price said , "I think so, yeah". He left the event after taking his own shot of the flu vaccine without taking further questions from the reporters who chased him down as he was whisked away through the back door. He also said he would continue to cooperate with the HHS inspector general's review of his use of the charter planes, will no longer take private flights, and "will write a personal check to the US Treasury" to pay for the expenses. Read More »

Toddler shoots two three-year-olds at U.S. home daycare facility

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They have been hospitalised in critical, but stable condition. A 911 call about the shooting came in at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday from someone inside the house, according to police. The owner of the home frequently uses it to babysit the children of friends and family, according to her sister, Ashley Escobdeo. One of the victims was transported to Children's Hospital of MI in Detroit and another was taken to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn before being airlifted to Children's. Read More »

Putin, Erdogan to Hold Talks on Missile Sale, Syria Cooperation

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Ankara sees the referendum, which was also fiercely opposed by the Baghdad government and much of the global community, as a threat to its national security and fears it will inflame separatism among its own Kurdish population. Erdogan underlined the need to prevent "even more serious mistakes", adding that "it's important that the global community sides with Iraq's territorial integrity and political unity". Read More »

'Clown murder' suspect could face death penalty

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Sheila Keen Warren was arrested Tuesday in Washington County, Virginia, without incident. She was arrested in Virginia and is awaiting extradition to Florida. Costume shop employees identified her as the woman who had bought a clown costume a few days before the murder . Read More »

Yosemite rock fall kills at least one person, hurts another

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A statement says rangers are assessing the situation but the park remains open. The Associated Press interviewed climber Kevin Jorgeson, who said he saw a massive rockfall in the same area in 2015. The fatal rock slides appeared to have started near the Waterfall Route, a "popular climbing route" on the east buttress of the famous, almost 3,000-foot granite wall, the NPS said. Read More »

Volcanos ready to erupt in Bali and Vanuatu

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Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. (Reuters) Officials have warned that Mount Agung in eastern Bali could erupt at any time and are preparing to divert flights to 10 airports across the country. Kasbani, head volcanologist said: "If we look at the magnitude, it continues to increase, yesterday we also felt several quakes with the magnitude of three on the Richter scale". Read More »

Food, Medicine & Fuel Running Out In Puerto Rico

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Amid the swirl of news related to sports, and 280-character tweets , and Kylie Jenner, and travel bans - it's critical that we remember Puerto Rico . "The challenge remains that if we have a barge leaving tomorrow with a significant amount of aid on it, it will not be there for five to six days", Rubio said. Read More »

Supreme Court to Decide on Power of Public Sector Unions

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Bruce Rauner that challenges the practice of government employee unions collecting fees from nonmembers, a question the court deadlocked over previous year. "About half of all union members now work for federal, state and local governments, and many are in states like Illinois, New York, and California that are largely Democratic and seen as friendly toward unions", the report said. Read More »

Uganda introduces bill to remove presidential age limit

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Since 1986, when Museveni took power, Ugandans have endured all manner of atrocities, including political detentions, assassinations, torture and draconian laws that are meant to suppress dissenting voices. Robert Ssempala, the national coordinator for Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, told Reuters that cracking down on live broadcasts was meant to "shut out Ugandans and keep them in the dark on the age limit debate". Read More »

Congress hails Yashwant Sinha's take on economy

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Responding to questions by the media over comments made by Sinha in an article for The Indian Express in which he hit out at Jaitley for making a "mess" of the Indian economy and made veiled attacks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said: "India's credibility as a fast growing economy has been established in the world". Read More »

DirecTV allowing National Football League package refunds over protest controversy

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Mark Hoffman, a longtime subscriber to Sunday Ticket told the Wall Street Journal that he applied for a refund but wasn't confident he would receive one. The Dallas Cowboys' squad, meanwhile, chose to kneel in unison before the song during ahead of their contest late Monday. NFL players taking a knee to raise awareness for social injustice has turned into a controversy that might cause the league to lose money. Read More »

Trump says Spain should stay united

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Even after meeting with Rajoy beforehand, Trump couldn't seem to remember what the leader's position was. Data collected from the Pew Research Center last July showed that Trump's approval ratings in Spain are quite low, and similar to those given to former President George W. Read More »

Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive

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One of Saudi Arabia's most vocal women's rights activists says the decision to allow women to drive is a "great first step". The ultra-religious state has always been seen an unenviable place to live for women. However, reactions from around the world pointed out that Saudi Arabia's new decree was not as progressive as the kingdom hoped it would be received. Read More »

Restaurant in Tannersville Collecting for Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

I feel desperate. You are crying and praying. The Trump administration has made previous efforts to help. The lawmakers also called on DHS to provide a waiver for the requirement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency enter into cost-sharing agreements for the recovery program given the island's current economic conditions. Read More »

Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki hailed Wednesday's vote as a "victory for law enforcement" and a "voice of confidence in the capacity of law enforcement in Palestine". "The global community has a great deal at stake in pursuing the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis", Cardin said . Interpol, which is based in the French city of Lyon, eases the exchange of information between police forces and issues "red notices" - non-binding notifications of arrest warrants - ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump versus the NFL timeline

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Some spectators at Arizona's stadium booed while the Cowboys knelt, which Trump tweeted was the "loudest I have ever heard". Trump carried on with the subject through the weekend and all day Monday, telling players who demonstrate to " find something else to do " and calling the NFL's games " boring ". Read More »

CSKA Moscow v United

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Jose Mourinho's side head into the game unbeaten in their last eight , following Saturday's 1-0 win at Southampton . He's impressed with how the Premier League giants have strengthened their squad since Jose Mourinho took charge previous year. Read More »

Roy Moore Wins GOP Ala. Senate Run-Off

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When Former Sen. Jeff Sessions became Attorney General to Trump Administration, Luther Strange took the vacated seat. In his victory speech, Moore emphasized bringing the country back to God, and unifying the country under God. Odd said he takes "full responsibility" for his loss, and it isn't the president's fault. Luther Strange in the state's run-off election. The race pitted Trump and McConnell against Bannon and others of his anti-establishment ilk. Read More »

Alstom and Siemens set to merge rail assets, reports say

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Yet talks have often stumbled as politicians seek to protect jobs and retain national influence over an industrial sector. But critics in France have denounced the deal as a sellout to Germany. He said it's important that the two firms are consulting with employee representatives and that there are "parallel pledges" to maintain jobs at sites in Germany and France. Read More »

Meghan Markle Supports Prince Harry During Toronto Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

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In other Prince Harry hand news, the royal checked off a major, long-awaited milestone while launching the Invictus Games: his first royal engagement with girlfriend Meghan Markle . Mrs Lawler told the UK Telegraph she had only found out the esteemed couple would be joining them half an hour before their appearance. Although they had been dating since 2004, it wasn't until December 2006 that Kate made her official public debut - as a guest at Prince William's graduation from the ... Read More »

Mexico's emergency chief: We're now 'unlikely to find someone alive' after earthquake

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered humanitarian aid and assistance to Mexico following a major 7.1-magnitude quake Tuesday that has killed hundreds as the death toll rises. "Immediately after Shabbat went out in Mexico (early morning Israel time), we received an update from our team in Mexico that they had recovered the body of the missing Jewish man", said ZAKA International Rescue Unit Chief Officer Mati Goldstein in a statement distributed by the group. Read More »

NBC's Megyn Kelly says she's 'done with politics' on debut

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The chaos reached a new height when the host claimed she was "kind of done with politics for now ", meanwhile, earlier this year she interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin and controversial show host Alex Jones! She invited a superfan named Russel Turner to meet the show's stars - Debra Messing , Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally - and talk about how the original series inspired him. Read More »

Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

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Ambassador Khalid added, "The issue of women driving was never a religious or a cultural issue". The latest decree highlights how Saudi tries to reform its reputation that was damaged for not allowing the women to drive in public. Ms. Sharif was instrumental in organizing groups of women for collective protests to demand an end to the ban on female drivers. A committee will be formed to look into how to implement the new order. Read More »

Labour says PFI will be 'brought back in-house'

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Led by veteran campaigner Jeremy Corbyn , Labour has closed an opinion poll gap of more than 20 points in the last six months to stand roughly level with the Conservatives. "We'll put an end to this scandal and reduce the cost to the taxpayers". His planned intervention into the utilities market will follow a similar move to cap interest rates on credit cards and other consumer debt to ensure no one pays more than double their original loan. Read More »

Turkey threat to shut tap on Kurdish crude lifts oil price

The Opec meeting comments showed that the decision about extending the supply cuts will be taken in January. Currently, OPEC and NON-OPEC compliance is above 100% capping off its best behavior ever. "We have seen oil storage tanks being massively drained, both onshore and offshore, across all regions of the world". If the 158-year history of the oil industry has taught us anything, though, it is surely that innovation is one thing it is very good at. Read More »

Mattis says no tolerance for terrorist sanctuaries, will work with India

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For his part, Mattis said "We value India's invaluable contribution to Afghanistan and welcome further efforts to promote Afghanistan's democracy, safety and security". India and United States have suffered grievous losses to terrorism. India and USA will stress on freedom of navigation through the disputed South China Sea. Read More »