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Afghanistan TERRORIST and Osama Bin Laden friend Jalaluddin Haqqani has DIED

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A statement distributed by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid to journalists said Jalaluddin Haqqani passed away "after a long battle with illness", adding he had been "ill and bed-ridden for the past several years". But Jalaluddin Haqqani leaves behind a legacy of deadly violence that threatens to live on for decades. The anti-government armed militant groups including the Haqqani Network and Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'

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The war ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, meaning US -led United Nations forces, including South Korea, are technically still at war with the North. US officials also say they have already made concessions, such as halting joint military exercises with South Korea. North Korea has accused the United States of making "unilateral and gangster-like" demands for denuclearization and holding back on the end-of-war declaration. Read More »

Two Russians charged over ex-spy's nerve agent poisoning

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Police say the men, both about 40, flew from Moscow to London two days before the Skripals were poisoned on March 4. Britain harbors a lot of Russian exiles who are called dissidents but are actually criminals, he said, adding that Skripal himself may have been involved with some of them. Read More »

NSW model's death on yacht investigated

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Yet despite the vessel's fame and regular worldwide tours, only a privileged few - including Australian model and crew member Sinead McNamara , who died on board last Friday in freaky circumstances - have ever laid eyes on the inside. It is not yet clear if she had been working aboard the superyacht or travelling as a guest. Only days before her death, the model was posting snaps for her 18,000 Instagram followers, including shots of the scenic Greek islands and bikini shots aboard ... Read More »

Iranian Foreign Minister In Damascus Ahead Of Idlib Offensive

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They also emphasised the active participation of Iranian companies in the reconstruction of the war-torn state. "Just to speak out with some warnings, without taking into account the very unsafe, negative potential for the whole situation in Syria, is probably not a full, comprehensive approach", Peskov said. Read More »

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's chief cabinet secretary said officials are working to assess the damage and help those in need. Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko told reporters that the extensive power outage was caused by an emergency shutdown of the main thermal power plant that supplies half of Hokkaido's electricity. Read More »

Britain to continue contact with European Union members for Brexit deal: PM

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The clash marks the renewal of the parliamentary sitting following the summer recess, raising the curtain on what is likely to be a tumultuous few months as MPs battle over Brexit . "The UK has agreed to hand over £40 billion of taxpayers' money for two-thirds of diddly squat", he said. Best for Britain's analysis shows that, of these 632 seats, there are now 341 seats with a majority to stay within the European Union, and 291 wanting to Leave. Read More »

Supreme Court repeals Section 377: Bollywood celebrities hail judgement

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Members of the LGBT community cried and hugged each other as news of the verdict reached them. Equality is essence of constitution. The judgment would be the first of the several major judgments, including Aadhaar, Sabarimala women entry ban, etc., waiting to be pronounced by various Constitution Benches led by Chief Justice Misra, who is retiring on October 2. Read More »

Powerful typhoon slams western Japan, at least nine people dead

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Japan has issued evacuation advisories for nearly 300,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi hits. The typhoon has heavily disrupted transportation services, causing cancellation of flights and rail services, as well as some commercial facilities' operations, Xinhua news agency reported . Read More »

Dutch police still questioning Amsterdam stabbing suspect

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Authorities have said that based on his initial comments the man had a " terrorist motive ". He will appear in court on Monday in a closed-door hearing. A passerby's dramatic photo showed two police officers pointing guns at a man in bluejeans and sneakers lying on the ground inside a train station tunnel. Read More »

People feared trapped after India bridge collapse

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The Majerhat bridge in south Kolkata gave way suddenly around 4.40pm, sending at least 10 vehicles, including a minibus, crashing into the rubble below. Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal state, said in a televised address: "We are still assessing the gravity of the situation and we can not talk about the deaths right now". Read More »

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit next week:…

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On April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched over 100 missiles on multiple targets in Syria in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma. The UN and aid workers are bracing for disaster, warning that up to 800,000 people are in danger of renewed displacement if a government offensive gets underway. Read More »

Event to show Corbyn isn't anti-Semitic to be held on Yom Kippur

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Mr Willsman apologised and acknowledged the "offensive nature of my comments" and referred himself for equalities training after a recording emerged of his comments at an NEC meeting. Lord Sacks's comments were followed by a warning from former prime minister Gordon Brown that the row over Mr Corbyn's response to claims of antisemitism was a battle for "the soul of the Labour Party". Read More »

Missing After Boats Collide, Sink on Colorado River

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Lewis was among more than a dozen people ejected from the boats in the crash Saturday night. One woman was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in critical condition and nine other people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. Read More »

Woman carrying baby leads Texas cops on a high-speed chase

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The driver of the auto gets out and runs to the back seat of her SUV where she tries to take a child out of the vehicle. Troopers pulled Rodriguez out of the vehicle and restrained her. Rodriguez eventually loses control before crashing into a truck in front after the tires on her Mercedes SUV are deflated by a police device. The driver of that vehicle left the auto, taking a child from the backseat, before the police arrived. Read More »

Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

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Typhoon Jebi is expected to make landfall in western Japan and cross the main island of Honshu on Tuesday. TOKYO - Japan issued evacuation advisories for nearly 300,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall later on Tuesday. Read More »

Malaysia: Two women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’

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Islamic authorities caught the unidentified women committing sex acts inside a vehicle in April. "This is a bad day for LGBTI rights, and indeed human rights, in Malaysia ". Thilaga Sulathireh, an activist for Malaysia-based human rights' group Justice for Sisters, told the Guardian that the punishment was "shocking and it was a spectacle". Read More »

Iran FM to Meet with Assad as Syria Showdown Looms

Iranian forces have backed Bashar Assad in Syria's civil war. "The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy", Trump tweeted . The U.S. and France have warned an Idlib offensive would trigger a humanitarian crisis and warned that a chemical attack in Idlib would prompt a western retaliation. Read More »

Graham says Kavanaugh will likely get confirmed with Dem support

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Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war MORE said that Democrats should be vigilant during the upcoming confirmation hearing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpKasich says Republican Party is "shrinking" Graham: Ivanka Trump's "very nice" comments about McCain "not unnoticed by the family" McCarthy leads GOP charge against Silicon Valley MORE's nominee to join the Supreme Court . Read More »

Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal

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Geneva: US president Donald Trump has ratcheted up pressure on Canada and other trading members, including the European Union, threatening that if they refuse to accept Washington's trade demands they will risk losing "free military protection", after talks between the US and Canada for revamping the trade deal, which includes Mexico, failed. Read More »

JD.com’s billionaire CEO released after US arrest

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JD.com, backed by Walmart, Google, and China's Tencent Holdings Ltd, said in a statement on Sunday that Liu, whose Chinese name is Liu Qiangdong, was falsely accused. JD.com is one of China's largest online retailers. Bloomberg estimates his net worth to be about $7.3 billion. The company has been in and out of the red for the past year and last month reported a second-quarter net loss of $334.4 million - nearly twice market estimates - reflecting increased investment. Read More »

[ICYMI] PHOTOS: Buhari departs for China with Aisha, daughter

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At the Johannesburg summit, Xi announced United States dollars 60 billion in funding support for infrastructure development in Africa. "Industrialisation is the prerequisite and key point for African countries to create jobs, reduce poverty and improve livelihoods, and then achieve inclusive and sustainable development", Jiang said, adding that Chinese investment will help the continent to upgrade its industry and bolster endogenous growth capacity. Read More »

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion in Ukraine

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Donetsk declared a state of emergency, canceled first-day-of-school celebrations, and sealed off the city, according to Russian news reports. The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, blamed the Ukrainian government, saying that "there is every reason to suggest that the Kyiv regime stands behind this murder ". Read More »

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in Myanmar

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Their sentencing has sparked global outrage and raised concerns about press freedom. More than 700,000 stateless Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh since then, according to United Nations agencies. The spokesman said: "As our ambassador to Burma, who attended the hearing, has said, we are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing". Read More »

Australian Instagram Model Found Dead On Billionaire's Yacht In Greece

Local paper the Kefalonian Mantata wrote that officers from the port authority, crew members and a doctor attempted to revive McNamara " for a long time " on the boat, before she was taken to hospital. As The Daily Telegraph reports , family members speaking to press late on Friday said they believed McNamara's death was likely a boating accident. Read More »

Brazil's Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

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Lula reportedly chose Fernando Haddad, former mayor of São Paulo, to run for the PT should he be prevented from doing so. Brazil's general elections will be held on October 7. The first of the seven judges cast a vote against da Silva, but it wasn't clear if the full court would reach a decision before adjourning for the night. Read More »