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Drug tunnel to Mexico found in former KFC restaurant

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Inside were 239 packages of various drug substances, including over 261 pounds of methamphetamine, 14 pounds of cocaine, 30 pounds of white heroin, 13.7 pounds of brown heroin and 6.8 pounds of fentanyl. A tunnel can take a long time and cost drug cartels hundreds of thousands of dollars to build. Lopez, who is a resident of Yuma Arizona, was pulled out of his vehicle after drug dogs reacted to his transportation. Read More »

North Korea urges U.S. to sign end-of-war declaration

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North Korea has suspended nuclear and longer-range missile tests, dismantled key military sites, released USA prisoners and returned the bodies of US soldiers killed during the Korean War, but President Donald Trump and his officials have insisted that denuclearization would come before the lifting of intense sanctions or any formal declaration of peace. Read More »

South Africa condemns false claims as Trump white farmers row continues

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Mr Trump's tweet appeared to be a response to a Fox News report on Wednesday that focused on South Africa's land issue and the murders of white farmers . The DA said that they did not support land expropriation without compensation. "The only words we get out of Donald Trump's mouth about predominantly African countries or African descendant countries is they are S-hole countries". Read More »

Zimbabwe: Court validates Mnangagwa win

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The decision deals a blow to the Movement for Democratic Change and its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, who has repeatedly alleged that the election was sabotaged by an official electoral commission in league with Mnangagwa. In presenting their submissions before the court, Mnangagwa's legal team argued that the justices had to dismiss the application because it lacked merit and could not warrant invalidation of the poll results. Read More »

GOP leaders mostly silent on Cohen, Manafort

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He told a federal court in NY that Trump had directed him to arrange payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had had affairs with Trump. Asked if he knew that what he did was illegal, he told the court yes. An FBI raid on Cohen's NY office and hotel room in April rattled the president, who has complained publicly about what he felt was government overreach while privately worrying about what material Cohen may have had after working for the Trump ... Read More »

California congressman Duncan Hunter and wife charged with corruption

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The party holds a almost 15-point registration edge over Democrats, and President Donald Trump won the district by the same margin while losing statewide by more than 4 million votes in 2016. "MacCallum pressed him on some of the specific accusations, including that after not having money to buy a part of shorts during a Hawaiian vacation that his wife told him to get the clothes at a golf shop so that he could later describe the purchase as "[golf] balls for the wounded warriors ". Read More »

Trump calls off Pompeo's planned trip to North Korea

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President Trump on Friday told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his planned trip to North Korea, citing a lack of "sufficient progress" with the rogue regime on denuclearization, while also slamming China. But Pompeo's failure to make meaningful progress in three trips to North Korea did not damper the president's enthusiasm for what he had accomplished at his historic summit with Kim. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hits back at Donald Trump in rare statement

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Whether Sessions will respond or not, is yet to be seen, but the Attorney General, up until this point, has been rather mum following most of Trump's statements toward him. had protected President Barack Obama. Trump said during the interview that even his "enemies" have told him that Sessions should have informed him he was planning to recuse himself so that he could have picked a different attorney general. Read More »

Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

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Secretary Pompeo spoke with Imran Khan and expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship. "This should be immediately corrected", he said in a tweet. The row comes ahead of a planned visit by Pompeo to Islamabad in the first week of September to meet with Khan, who was sworn in as prime minister last week. Read More »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released from Iranian prison for three days

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe was not allowed to call her family and had to borrow a phone from someone outside the prison to call her brother, who lives in Tehran, to pick her up. Iranian authorities could not immediately be reached for further comment. The campaign thanked "all those involved in making this possible in Tehran and London , and the new foreign secretary". Read More »

Judge in Manafort case mulled mistrial over juror's remark

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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told The Washington Post on Thursday that Trump had asked his attorneys several weeks ago about pardoning Manafort. That happened on Day 2 of Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of tax and bank fraud, not related to Robert Mueller's Russian Federation election tamper investigation, though that distinction was lost on Trump. Read More »

Ousted PM becomes the latest casualty of Australia's vicious politics

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Turnbull became the fourth prime minister dumped by his or her own party since 2010 in an extraordinary period of political instability that frustrates most Australians. It is unclear whether Mr Turnbull will retire from parliament immediately or stay on until the next general election. His departure from politics would spark a by-election for his Sydney seat, threatening the government's one-seat parliamentary majority. Read More »

Facebook pulls 652 fake accounts and pages meant to sway world politics

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The site has created its own archive of political advertisements that allows users to obtain "more information about some of the ads they see and the advertisers who are funding them", according to Facebook . The operations "extend well beyond USA audiences and US politics", FireEye said in a preliminary report. Facebook could not conclusively attribute the campaign to Russian Federation, but said that the accounts showed "similar activity" and connections to other accounts ... Read More »

Trinidad 'lucky' after being hit with quake, 32 tremors in 24hrs

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In the Venezuelan capital, office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes. The quake struck the northern coast of the country, with experts warning it may trigger tsunamis. Footage captured at the scene shows people shouting "quake" as Cabello and others looked side-to-side for cover. "We as citizens of this region, it is only when we feel an natural disaster, we get ourselves all excited and get anxious and want to know if we should begin to panic but the fact is that the ... Read More »

Manafort Jury Reaches Verdict on 8 Counts But Not 10 Others

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He was found guilty on Tuesday of five tax fraud charges, one count relating to hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. CORNISH: So unpack that a little more . Trump and the mainstream press have been at odds throughout his campaign and presidency. That ignited speculation that federal prosecutors were scrutinizing payments that Cohen set up in the amount of $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump in October, 2016. Read More »

Turnbull digs in and tells Dutton to prove his eligibility

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Mr Dutton, a hardline conservative who carved out his reputation overseeing Australia's harsh immigration policy, is unpopular with moderate voters, raising the possibility that a third, centrist candidate might still emerge. "I am not going to beat around the bush on that, I am speaking to colleagues". Senior ministers were bunkered down in Turnbull's office before the press conference by the three ministers. Read More »

More than 2 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage

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The ultra-conservative kingdom - where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms - has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey , a pillar of Islam. Khalaf Aziz fled his native Syria three years ago and is performing his fourth haj , this one in honor of his grandmother who died earlier this year. Read More »

Body of missing Iowa student found, reports say

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A 24-year-old man described as an illegal immigrant from Mexico was charged with murder on Tuesday after he led detectives to the body of a woman, believed to be that of a college student who went missing a month ago , in an Iowa cornfield, state investigators said . Read More »

President, Lawmakers Blame Immigration Policies in Mollie Tibbetts Case

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If they did, they might show interest in issues like toxic masculinity, entitlement & rape culture, or any of the other motivations that drive men to stalk and kill women. illegally the entire time . Investigators say their search lead to Rivera after they acquired surveillance camera footage provided by an individual in the community. Read More »

Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

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The new Malaysian government under Pakatan Harapan, which Dr Mahathir leads, is now facing a debt of about RM1 trillion due to the alleged mismanagement of the country's finances by the previous government. Making his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago, Mahathir toured the campus of Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba Group in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Read More »

Trump says ex-lawyer's hush payments 'not even a campaign violation'

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The president's initial support for Cohen after the raid has since degenerated into a public feud, prompting speculation that, to save himself, Cohen might be willing to tell prosecutors some of the secrets he helped Trump keep. Pelosi said she prefers to see Democrats work to ensure special counsel Robert Mueller can finish his investigation. Facing up to five years in prison, the admissions were a dramatic change from Cohen's earlier boasts that he was Trump's "fixer" and would "take a ... Read More »

North Korea has not stopped nuclear activities: United Nations watchdog

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with President Donald Trump, left, during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore , June 12, 2018. However, Pyongyang has given no indication it is willing to give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally as the Trump administration has demanded. Heartwrenching scenes at North Korea's Mount Kumgang for these very elderly men and women. Read More »

New Zealand's Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth

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Genter says she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital but didn't mind because it put her in a good mood for the birth. The Green's MP shared a photo of her arrival at the hospital. Ms Genter and her partner previously had two "very sad" miscarriages that she has spoken about in New Zealand media interviews. Her baby plans come shortly after New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern , returned to work in early August after having a bub of her own . Read More »

JUSTICE: ICE Agents Deport Former NAZI GUARD to Germany to Stand Trial

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After the end of WWII, he left Europe for the United States, where he became a citizen in 1957 by hiding his Nazi past. Interior to reverse pesticide ban at wildlife refuges MORE last August, urging him to negotiate a deportation agreement for Palij so that their constituents were not forced to live beside "a painful reminder for Americans who fought against the Nazis or lost loved ones in the Holocaust". Read More »

Chris Watts case: What we learned from unsealed affidavit

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It took a week for charges to be filed against the husband after 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella , disappeared. Their remains were located at Anadarko Petroleum, a large oil and gas company in Colorado, where Watts worked. Court documents filed by Merson said the girls had been submerged in crude oil for four days. Read More »