• Baltimore 'devastated' by another flood
Baltimore 'devastated' by another flood

He hadn't been seen since about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, when brown water raged down the town's Main Street. Residents and business owners, Kittleman said, "are faced with the same daunting task again". A damaged vehicle swept away by floodwaters stops by a utility pole in Ellicott City , Md. There as yet remain no reports of fatalities, said Howard ...

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  • China slams U.S. warships in South China Sea as 'a provocation'
China slams U.S. warships in South China Sea as 'a provocation'

One official said the United States military vessels conducted manoeuvers near the Lincoln, Triton, Tree and Woody islands in the Paracels. In a statement , ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Chinese navy vessels were deployed "to conduct legal identification and verification of the USA warships and warn them off".

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  • Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman
Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman

The Oman landfall brought winds of more than 100 miles per hour to Salalah, the nation's third largest city. The city, which is subject to a monsoon season, typically receives 70 to 90 mm of rain annually. Oman's civil aviation authority announced that Salalah airport would be closed for 24 hours from midnight (2000 GMT Thursday). There have b...

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  • Some Irish Catholics anxious, dismayed after abortion referendum
Some Irish Catholics anxious, dismayed after abortion referendum

Ireland's referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country's strict abortion ban. Only one county voted no - the rural and religiously conservative Donegal in northwest Ireland . But for an estimated 40,000 Irish citizens living overseas, voting isn't that easy. Standing nearly back to back, one held a "Yes...

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  • Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention
Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention

Hatch and Rep. Mia Love , R-Utah, also lobbied on behalf of Holt and decried his poor treatment in prison. In retaliation, he was branded the CIA's spy boss in Latin America by the head of the ruling socialist party. The 26-year-old's long-awaited arrival comes after he spent roughly two years incarcerated in Venezuela after traveling to the count...

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  • Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash
Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

Rubio added that Congress should act to stop Trump from letting ZTE get back into business. The news comes as the United States prepares to send a trade delegation back to Beijing next week to continue talks aimed at defusing a potentially serious trade dispute with China after the countries exchanged huge tit-for-tat threats on imports.

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  • Teacher who helped stop IN school shooting played DE at Southern Illinois
Teacher who helped stop IN school shooting played DE at Southern Illinois

Mr Seaman was released from hospital a day after the shooting. A woman who identified herself as Seaman's mother posted on Facebook that her son was shot three times and was in surgery. Both Barnes and Jowitt said a school resource officer was inside the middle school and responded when the shooting occurred . "All of us were crying, texti...

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  • Land dispute dominates Russia's Vladimir Putin and Japan's Shinzo Abe meeting
Land dispute dominates Russia's Vladimir Putin and Japan's Shinzo Abe meeting

Accompanied by his wife Brigitte, Macron is set to meet Putin on Thursday at the Constantine Palace outside St. Petersburg, a former royal summer retreat whose magnificent gardens open out onto the Baltic Sea. "I intend to abide by this rule". Macron and Putin will also discuss economic ties despite sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea. ...

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  • Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote
Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Official results are expected later today. Independent TD Mattie McGrath, who advocated for a No vote , said the support for repeal was not evident to him on the doorsteps during the campaign. "To do so would radically change the principle, for all unborn children and indeed for all of us, that the right to life is a fundamental human right", th...

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  • North and South Korean leaders embrace at surprise summit
North and South Korean leaders embrace at surprise summit

At their April summit, Kim expressed his willingness to scrap his country's nuclear program - which would include its nuclear weapons - and pursue meetings with the United States and China. All three leaders have considerable political capital on the line, with Trump having lauded his deal-making prowess, Kim being pounded by sanctions, and Moon ma...

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  • Celebs react to Ireland's abortion ban repeal
Celebs react to Ireland's abortion ban repeal

Next to her was Rene Wogan, a 66-year-old woman who said she didn't vote in the 1983 referendum - which placed the abortion ban into the constitution - for fear of speaking out against cultural norms of the time. The magnitude of the predicted victory exceeded the expectations of abortion rights activists. Ireland's vote will likely put press...

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  • White House team to go to Singapore for Trump-Kim summit prep
White House team to go to Singapore for Trump-Kim summit prep

Moon said. "South Korea summit, President Trump clearly emphasised that we may see not only the end of hostile relations but also economic cooperation if North Korea denuclearises", Mr. Moon had visited Trump on Wednesday, and an official in his administration gave a 99.9% chance of the summit going through. Worldwide journalists were present, ...

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  • Police Fatally Shoot Copper Plant Protesters
Police Fatally Shoot Copper Plant Protesters

Blaming provocative messages spread through social media, the government in an order said such messages led to a massive gathering of about 20,000 people on Tuesday in Tuticorin against Sterlite's copper plant which subsequently resulted in violence and police action.

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  • Blue Flames Join Lava Light Show On Hawaii During Kilauea Eruption
Blue Flames Join Lava Light Show On Hawaii During Kilauea Eruption

Officials are concerned that " laze ", a risky product produced when hot lava hits cool ocean water, will affect residents. Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out, authorities said.

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  • Trump strikes deal with China on ZTE
Trump strikes deal with China on ZTE

The U.S. and China are engaged in high-stakes talks on steel trade and intellectual property rights under the looming threat of punitive tariffs. As reported by The New York Times , a bill by the House of Representatives and an amendment by the Senate Banking Committee have been approved to prevent the us government from lifting the restrictions...

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  • Irish Vote to Liberalize Abortion Law, Exit Poll Signals
Irish Vote to Liberalize Abortion Law, Exit Poll Signals

Before polling booths closed, Leo Varadkar , the Irish prime minister, said he was quietly confident... The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with official tallies due Saturday afternoon, but both exit polls suggested an overwhelming victory for abortion rights activists seeking a "yes" vote to change the consti...

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  • Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges
Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

She is charged as " Nkechi Diallo also known as Rachel A. Dolezal" with first-degree theft by welfare fraud, second-degree perjury and false verification for public assistance. "The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter". At the time, Dolezal was president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP and worked as a part-...

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  • Australian grandma sentenced to death in Malaysia on drug smuggling charges
Australian grandma sentenced to death in Malaysia on drug smuggling charges

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto has been sentenced to death via hanging after allegeldy trying to move almost 1.1 kilos of crystal meth across the Malaysian border into Melbourne. Malaysia, like other countries in Southeast Asia, imposes harsh penalties for drug offences. Dadah is the Malay word for any mind-altering drug. When Westerners are caught...

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  • Trudeau says threatened USA auto tariffs based on flimsy logic
Trudeau says threatened USA auto tariffs based on flimsy logic

President Donald Trump's unexpected announcement that the United States would consider tariffs on imports of foreign vehicles has raised red flags among trade experts and prompted new fears of a trade war with some of America's closest allies.

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  • Iran lays out nuclear deal red lines for Europeans
Iran lays out nuclear deal red lines for Europeans

Highlighting how hard it will be, the U.S. Treasury announced Thursday more sanctions on several Iranian and Turkish companies and a number of aircraft in a move targeting four Iranian airlines. Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Economy of the country can not be built by European JCPOA". On Monday, Pompeo issued his own list of a dozen concessions Iran ...

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  • Trump considers tariffs on foreign cars because they use Chinese steel
Trump considers tariffs on foreign cars because they use Chinese steel

According to multiple reports , the USA is now working on a deal with China to potentially prevent ZTE from going out of business. In subsequent days, Trump and his underlings have offered muddled and at times contradictory guidance about the motivation behind this change of heart, and what actual policy adjustments it might entail.

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  • Donald Trump: June 12 meeting with Kim Jong-un could still happen
Donald Trump: June 12 meeting with Kim Jong-un could still happen

One of the most quotable takes on the summit cancellation letter Donald Trump wrote to North Korea's Kim Jong Un came from Wendy Sherman, the lead United States negotiator for the Iran nuclear accord - an agreement from which the Trump administration recently withdrew .

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  • Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation, sent it to random contact
Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation, sent it to random contact

The woman, who was identified only by her first name in the news report, said every room in her family's home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home's heat, lights and security system. While Amazon tried to downplay the concerns of its know-how's penchant for spying on its owners, the company is now embroiled in another privacy-rel...

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  • Hike in petrol, diesel prices continues for 11th straight day
Hike in petrol, diesel prices continues for 11th straight day

Industry experts said petrol prices in Patna were the second highest in the country after Mumbai on Wednesday. Thus reducing the prices of petrol by INR 25 per litre. The government is seriously considering the matter of rising oil prices and is looking to resolve the issue in the coming days. The consumers are crushed with rising inflation...

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  • Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges
Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

Weinstein was charged with rape and a criminal sex act as well as lower-level sex abuse and sexual misconduct charges. CNN , citing an unnamed source, reported Thursday evening that Weinstein would be charged with raping a woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him.

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  • Kanye West Spent $85000 On Infamous Whitney Houston Photo For Album Cover
Kanye West Spent $85000 On Infamous Whitney Houston Photo For Album Cover

The 2006 photo of Whitney's bathroom was apparently far more appealing to Kanye , which shows drugs strewn across the disorderly bathroom sink. Pusha says he wasn't about to pay 85 grand for a new artwork when he already had one, but Ye insist that this artwork goes better with the music .

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  • GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff
GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

It is not entirely impossible for a modern-day Democrat to win the gubernatorial election in Georgia, though it has been 15 years since it last happened. This deep red district went for Trump 55 percent to 39 percent, but has some ancestrally Democratic roots (Democrat Ben Chandler managed to survive the Republican wave of 2010 only to lose narro...

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  • Alabama cruises to NCAA championship final, will be favored
Alabama cruises to NCAA championship final, will be favored

Arizona defeated Alabama, 3-2. "To win a national championship after Bianca's putt to actually get in to match play to compete as a team, so I feel like I kind of evened it out". "We got off to a good start today and just let it ride", Potter said in a release. Collectively, they trailed only two holes in the 99 holes they played at Karsten Creek...

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  • Rusal: CEO and directors quit sanction-hit Russian aluminum giant
Rusal: CEO and directors quit sanction-hit Russian aluminum giant

Prices for aluminum surged when Rusal was sanctioned, then fell last week after EN+ Group Plc ., the holding company through which Deripaska has maintained his interest in Rusal, announced the billionaire is stepping down from the board of EN+ and intends to leave Rusal's board.

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  • Gas prices spike as Memorial Day weekend nears
Gas prices spike as Memorial Day weekend nears

The national average, by comparison, reached $2.96 a gallon Wednesday, its highest point since November, 2014, according to GasBuddy , which credited the rise to "a recent rally in oil prices". North Carolina's average for a gallon of regular Thursday is $2.78. According to AAA's Leisure Travel Index, airfares are 7 percent lower than last...

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