• Imran Khan leads Pakistan election as opponents cry foul
Imran Khan leads Pakistan election as opponents cry foul

Pakistan is willing to improve its ties with India, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Thursday, asserting that the blame game between the two neighbours, detrimental to the sub-continent, should stop. No statement has been issued by Khan. This has been a historic election. "We are ready to initiate probe into opposition's rigg...

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  • White House pushes follow-up Donald Trump - Vladimir Putin meeting to next year
White House pushes follow-up Donald Trump - Vladimir Putin meeting to next year

One in four American adults believe President Donald Trump's walk-back of his statement questioning Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, according to a new poll. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said prior to the announcement that the U.S. would never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea and demanded that Ukraine's territ...

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  • US ready to make real deal on Iran nuke program
US ready to make real deal on Iran nuke program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is bitterly opposed to Iran , praised Trump's "strong stance" on Tehran. "They are stealing from the people in Iran ", U.S. Iranian officials have said the United States measures equal an "economic war" on Iran . Current and former USA officials said the campaign painted Iranian leaders in...

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  • American Airlines Bows to Beijing on Taiwan
American Airlines Bows to Beijing on Taiwan

The SCMP says "reducing USA flights to China and restricting Chinese airspace" were among the options for punishment that Beijing had ready. American, Delta , and United appear to have changed their websites overnight. Taiwan's successes in democratization and the protection of human rights have earned it worldwide praise, the ministry sai...

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  • Blast outside US embassy in China injures suspect
Blast outside US embassy in China injures suspect

Photos posted on Twitter show a large amount of smoke and what appear to be police vehicles surrounding the vast building in the northeast of the Chinese capital. There was no damage to US embassy property, the embassy said. AN explosive device has been detonated by man in a public area at the USA embassy in Beijing.

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  • Michael Cohen turned over a rock in the muck
Michael Cohen turned over a rock in the muck

Giuliani ... accused my client, Mr. Cohen , of saying the word 'cash, ' I said, 'Wait for the tapes'". The audio recording of President Donald Trump and his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen , captures the two men discussing hush money payments to a former Playboy model alleging an affair .

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  • Heatwave kills 30 people in sweltering Japan's record-breaking temperatures
Heatwave kills 30 people in sweltering Japan's record-breaking temperatures

And temperatures over 40 degrees were registered for the first time in Tokyo's metro area, where the government is promoting Uchimizu, a tradition where water is sprinkled onto the ground, as part of a summer heat awareness campaign. But the death toll may be more than double that, with Kyodo News agency reporting 11 people died on Saturday a...

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  • Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein
Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein

House conservatives Wednesday night took the first step toward removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from office, marking a dramatic escalation in a dispute over lawmakers' requests for information about the government's most politically charged probes.

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  • Trump Secures Concessions From EU to Avoid Trade War
Trump Secures Concessions From EU to Avoid Trade War

Sen. Pat Toomey , R-Pa., said the Agriculture Department was "trying to put a Band-aid on a self-inflicted wound". It involves direct payments to farmers, the purchase of excess food and trade promotion programs to help create new export markets.

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  • Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case get 12 audio recordings from 'special master'
Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case get 12 audio recordings from 'special master'

Last week, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN that Trump's legal team would be waiving their right to protect a secretly recorded a chat between Cohen and Trump , which Cohen recorded two months before the election discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with the future president.

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  • Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen
Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen

Eyebrows were raised over the weekend after multiple outlets reported that President Donald Trump's lawyers waived privilege claims over a bombshell tape seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from his former longtime attorney Michael Cohen that contained a conversation between the two about payments made to ex-Playboy model Karen McD...

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  • Search for Iowa college student continues after she vanished on a jog
Search for Iowa college student continues after she vanished on a jog

Tibbetts' relatives first became concerned about her safety when she failed to report to work Thursday. "As that date gets closer, it's like closing in on me , because I'm thinking about these two people that are getting married that were also really close to Mollie", Calderwood said .

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  • Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen after release of recording
Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen after release of recording

Lanny Davis , Cohen's lawyer, said on ABC's " Good Morning America " on Wednesday that Cohen is not seeking a pardon from the president as he faces a federal criminal investigation on campaign finance and bank fraud allegations in NY. Third, isn't this evidence of a possible illegal campaign-finance issue? Giuliani and Trump have both asserted that...

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  • US ready to make real deal on Iran nukes
US ready to make real deal on Iran nukes

Abbas Araghchi, a veteran Iranian diplomat and the chief nuclear negotiator in negotiations with the European Union to salvage the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, said Monday that Iran can't sit idle and watch as other Gulf countries export oil while its oil exports are blocked.

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  • Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page denies being a Russian intelligence agent
Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page denies being a Russian intelligence agent

Trump's laser focus on Steele ignores other facts as well, including that Page had previously lived in Russia and was on the FBI's radar as early as 2013, when it suspected Russian intelligence agents were trying to recruit Americans. The FBI, however, has had problems with its handling of American's communications obtained under the Foreign Int...

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  • At least 20 dead in out-of-control fires raging near Athens
At least 20 dead in out-of-control fires raging near Athens

They appeared to have been caught by the flames trying to reach the sea. Greece's fire department says the death toll from wildfires near Athens stands at least 79. In all, 47 brush and forest fires broke out across Greece on Monday and early today, with a lot of them quickly extinguished, the fire department said.

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  • Raab sidelined as Theresa May 'takes control' of Brexit
Raab sidelined as Theresa May 'takes control' of Brexit

The Foreign Secretary yesterday warned only Vladimir Putin would welcome a no deal Brexit , as he urged Brussels to show greater flexibility in the negotiations. In her statement, May said that Raab, who she appointed following the resignation just over two weeks ago of her previous Brexit secretary David Davis, would be her deputy in the negot...

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  • Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights
Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights

Israel's military said on Tuesday that it fired two US-made Patriot missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter that entered its airspace and "intercepted" the plane. Syrian media claimed that the jet never entered Israeli airspace, and that it's being shot down was a criminal act on Israel's part. Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in that strik...

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  • Israel intercepts rockets from Syria
Israel intercepts rockets from Syria

The Israeli Army elucidated in a statement that the USA and European countries had requested for assistance with the eviction of civilians because of an instantaneous danger to their lives. He did not elaborate on the numbers of those evacuated. Damascus's ally Russian Federation has accused the group of staging chemical weapons attacks on civili...

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  • Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client
Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Most states, including NY, allow for recordings of phone conversations with only the consent of one party; other states require all parties to agree to a recording or have mixed laws on the matter. Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it " inconceivable " that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in t...

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  • Modi gifts 200 cows to Rwanda villagers..
Modi gifts 200 cows to Rwanda villagers..

The two leaders also discussed ways of reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries and reform of the United Nations security council, according to a statement issued in Kamapala on Tuesday. They include; cooperation in defense, trade cooperation framework, cultural exchange program, amendment of MoU on cooperation on agriculture and ...

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  • Korea begins dismantling rocket test site
Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

DISMANTLING . Satellite image courtesy Airbus Defense and Space and 38 North dated July 22, 2018 and obtained July 23, 2018 shows the apparent dismantling of facilities at the Sohae satellite launching station, North Korea . "North Korea still has not disclosed or offered to dismantle facilities that produce or store nuclear or missile systems, ...

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  • Brexit: Raab 'sidelined' as May takes control of European Union negotiations
Brexit: Raab 'sidelined' as May takes control of European Union negotiations

The possibility of leaving without a trade deal has increased with British Prime Minister Theresa May facing rebellions from different factions in her party. Now we're going to be wasting money on a whole department to prepare for the increasingly likely no deal nightmare. "People who have said the number 40 are not out by a fraction when they co...

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  • Friday forecast: Isolated storm chance today, dry this weekend
Friday forecast: Isolated storm chance today, dry this weekend

Today: Mostly sunny. Wind: NE 5-10. Skies will be mostly cloudy and it will be breezy, especially near the coast. REST OF THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: An upper-level trough will settle over the state by Sunday , with temperatures taking a slight tumble.

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  • Toronto shooting gunman identified by authorities as Faisal Hussain
Toronto shooting gunman identified by authorities as Faisal Hussain

The man accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding 13 others on a bustling Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said on Monday as police sought a motive in the rampage. John Tulloch says he and his brother had just gotten out of their vehicle on Danforth when he heard about 20 to 30 gunshots. "It's nearly inc...

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  • At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens
At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens

Nikos Economopoulos, head of Greece's Red Cross, told Skai TV they had tried to find an escape route "but unfortunately these people and their kids didn't make it in time". "Also, the fires broke out on many fronts, so all these factors made the situation extremely hard", he said. With a cloud of black and orange smoke having descended across t...

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  • Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse
Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Under the terms of construction, PNPC said it would operate and manage the power project for 27-years after commercial operations began. USA non-governmental organization International Rivers said the break was caused by ongoing heavy monsoon conditions and heavy rain in Laos.

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  • Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'
Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'

And it is the Trump administration that has repudiated the Iran nuclear accord and is now waging all-out economic war on Iran, although the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly found Tehran in full compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.

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  • Stay out of sun, public told, as heat set to hit 35C
Stay out of sun, public told, as heat set to hit 35C

Monday and 8 p.m. Thursday. Hot weather in Felixstowe brings out thousands of beach goers. The NHS has released advice on how to stay safe here. She said the high temperatures were due to warm air coming up from France combined with high pressure across the country. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said temperatures are likely to remai...

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  • LAPD Officer's Bullet Killed Trader Joe's Worker During Standoff
LAPD Officer's Bullet Killed Trader Joe's Worker During Standoff

The unidentified man, who police said is about 28, was immediately taken into custody. The suspect, Mr Atkins, allegedly crashed the vehicle and ran inside the shop. Don Kohles, 91, told CNN he saw the auto crash into a fire hydrant or a utility pole in front of the Trader Joe's. A man exited the auto and ran into the grocery store, said, Don Koh...

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