• Korea slams U.S. officials for sanctions
Korea slams U.S. officials for sanctions

The plans by the Korean leaders to meet come as Washington and Pyongyang try to follow through on nuclear disarmament vows made at a U.S. "However, the USA responded to our expectation by inciting worldwide sanctions and pressure against the DPRK".

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  • Hamas threatens Israel after two fighters killed
Hamas threatens Israel after two fighters killed

United Nations officials have called for the blockade to be lifted, citing deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas where 80 percent of the two million population are dependent on aid. Ezzeddine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, for its part, said that the two Palestinians were Ab...

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  • Yemen airstrike kills dozens of children, reportedly on a field trip
Yemen airstrike kills dozens of children, reportedly on a field trip

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies in the Arab Coalition intervened in the conflict at the request of Mr Hadi's government. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was sending supplies to ICRC-supported hospitals to support an influx of casualties.

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  • Manafort suggested Chicago banker Calk as Army secretary, according to Gates
Manafort suggested Chicago banker Calk as Army secretary, according to Gates

Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. Manafort, 69, a veteran Republican political operative, was Trump's campaign chairman from May to August 2016, when he was forced to step down amid questions about his work for Ukraine's former pro-R...

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  • Five South Africans caught up in deadly Indonesia quake are safe: Dirco
Five South Africans caught up in deadly Indonesia quake are safe: Dirco

Alimuddin's ordeal underlines the chaotic scenes across Lombok , a volcanic island to the east of Bali, after the shallow 6.9-magnitude quake struck Sunday evening. Lombok had already been hit by a 6.4 quake on July 29 that killed 17 people and briefly stranded several hundred trekkers on the slopes of a volcano.

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  • The complicated relationship between Catholicism and the death penalty
The complicated relationship between Catholicism and the death penalty

The update also says the Church will "work with determination" for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. The most important, he said, is the recognition of every person's dignity , which is never lost, even when they commit very serious crimes.

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  • Russia Says US Sanctions are Intended to 'Demonize' the Country
Russia Says US Sanctions are Intended to 'Demonize' the Country

The Russian government has criticized the United States for ordering new sanctions against Russia . Poisoned: Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33. It said Congress is being notified of the August 6 determination and that the sanctions would take effect on or around August 22, when the finding is to be publis...

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  • Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists
Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists

Israeli television broadcast images of a house and cars that were reportedly damaged by the rockets in Sderot. "As of now, approximately 70 rocket launches were identified from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory", the army said in a statement.

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  • Armeena Khan calls out former London mayor over offensive burqa comments
Armeena Khan calls out former London mayor over offensive burqa comments

Mr Johnson is to face an investigation by an independent panel after complaints that his comments breached the Conservative Party's code of conduct . A former journalist who has often been accused of courting media attention, Johnson was not available for comment. Mr Johnson , who is holidaying overseas, has made no response to demands for...

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  • Pence says USA has never needed a 'Space Force' more
Pence says USA has never needed a 'Space Force' more

The U.S. Air Force Space Command already handles the country's security and surveillance in space. United States defence secretary James Mattis has previously been against establishing a new military branch specifically for space. The Pentagon report recommended that for now the unified command be in the hands of the Air Force, which currently ov...

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  • Trump warns nations from trading with Iran amid US sanctions
Trump warns nations from trading with Iran amid US sanctions

In November, a second batch of potentially more damaging sanctions will be reinstated on Iran's port operators, and the energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors. Zarif said that Oman and Switzerland have acted as mediators in talks with America in the past but that there are now no direct or indirect talks being held with the United States.

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  • Authorities rescue baby floating on East River, baby dies at hospital
Authorities rescue baby floating on East River, baby dies at hospital

The baby was wearing only a diaper as it bobbed face-up in the water. "I called 911. At that point I thought it was a doll", Mr. Campbell told the AP. It was just after 4 p.m. on a hot, sunny Sunday in NY when cops "climbed over a safety railing and picked up the infant, then brought him to the pedestrian walkway".

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  • Saudi rules out mediation in Canada row, mulls new measures
Saudi rules out mediation in Canada row, mulls new measures

Saudi Arabia on Sunday froze new trade with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa's call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. European traders said Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), has told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin grain...

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  • Republican congressman Chris Collins indicted for securities fraud
Republican congressman Chris Collins indicted for securities fraud

No allegations of misconduct have been leveled against him or Conaway, a former chairman of the House Ethics Committee. According to the charging documents, in June 2017 Chris Collins passed on information about a failed drug trial so his son, Zarsky and others could make trades.

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  • Amid backlash, Twitter CEO explains why Alex Jones hasn't been banned
Amid backlash, Twitter CEO explains why Alex Jones hasn't been banned

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company's decision not to follow the lead of its Silicon Valley counterparts, saying that Alex Jones " hasn't violated our rules ". Twitter, which now stands out as one of the few social media sites refusing to curtail Jones's online reach, has been attacked by conservatives claiming that the platf...

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  • German couple convicted for selling son online for sex
German couple convicted for selling son online for sex

A German court handed down lengthy jail sentences to Berrin Taha (held by policeman) and her husband Christian Lais (sitting left) for pimping their son online. The mother was often near the scene of the abuse by other men "to exert a calming influence on her child", and in the case of one client participated herself, the court said.

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  • Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gates was indicted alongside Manafort in October, but he later pleaded guilty to lesser charges of conspiracy against the US and lying to the FBI as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. Jurors saw emails from Manafort imploring Gates to help a banker, Stephen Calk, make inroads into the campaign, inauguration and administration. "I'm here to ...

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  • Gates describes how he and Manafort funneled millions through Cyprus accounts
Gates describes how he and Manafort funneled millions through Cyprus accounts

The first witness - Tad Devine, a Democratic political strategist who worked on Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign - took the stand to tell jurors about work he did with Manafort in Ukraine. Gates pleaded guilty months later and agreed to cooperate in Mueller's investigation of Manafort, the only American charged by the special counsel to opt f...

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  • Trump administration announces $22b in fresh tariffs on China
Trump administration announces $22b in fresh tariffs on China

Announcing the new duties, the US Trade Representatives Office: " China directs and unfairly facilitates the systematic investment in, and acquisition of, US companies and assets to generate large-scale technology transfer". Although the move was expected, it solidifies the view that there appears to be no effort underway to defuse the dispute be...

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  • Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer
Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer

Image: The conditions in the compound were described as "sad". Before the rescue, there was reportedly a standoff between police officers and one of the arrested men, who was armed. Morten was charged with harboring a fugitive and Wahhaj was booked without bond on his Georgia warrant for child abduction. Hakima Ramzi said she knew her husband w...

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  • Osinbajo Sacks Lawal Daura As SSS DG
Osinbajo Sacks Lawal Daura As SSS DG

Daura was directed to hand over to the most senior officer at the State Security Service, SSS. Saraki, whose Senate role makes him Nigeria's third most senior politician, is among a group of lawmakers who have quit President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling party over the last few weeks and joined the main opposition.

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  • OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race
OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

This special election in the 12congressional district is the last contest until the 2018 midterms, where Democratic enthusiasm is through the roof. Polls are now open for today's Kansas Democratic and Republican primaries. Now, whether the Trump rally over the weekend blunted some of that momentum we don't have the polling to see right now....

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  • Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic dispute with Canada
Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic dispute with Canada

Saudia issued a tweet early Tuesday saying flights to and from Canada would be suspended starting August 13. The row erupted after Canada came out in support of human and women's rights and called on Saudi Arabia to release human rights activists arrested by Riyadh.

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  • DMK Patriarch Karunanidhi, Dies At 94
DMK Patriarch Karunanidhi, Dies At 94

Family members of Karunanidhi led by DMK working president M K Stalin met Chief Minister K Palaniswami and sought space near Annadurai's memorial for burying Karunanidhi's body. Supporters beat their chests and chanted the leader's name as hundreds of police struggled to contain the surging crowds pressing against barricades.

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  • Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax
Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

A family member of the victim says the situation was blown out of proportion, but community activists say it's nothing new. And protesters had picketed outside the nail salon, accusing the Asian-owned business of disrespecting residents of the predominantly black neighborhood.

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  • Fresh round of money laundering charges for Najib Razak
Fresh round of money laundering charges for Najib Razak

In a Facebook video, Mahathir thanked Indonesia for returning the $250 million yacht, Equanimity , which was seized by Indonesia off Bali in February in co-operation with the U.S. Najib, who set up and oversaw 1MDB, denies any wrongdoing. "If there is any party who wants to claim that this vessel belongs to them, they can show proof of ownership...

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  • 'Shut Up and Dribble' Showtime Docuseries Coming With LeBron
'Shut Up and Dribble' Showtime Docuseries Coming With LeBron

Gotham Chopra, who directed Showtime's "Kobe Bryant's Muse" in 2015, helmed the project. Back in February, LeBron James gave an interview to ESPN's Cari Champion in which he discussed race, politics, being a public figure and his personal criticisms of President Trump .

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  • Hamas Considers Cease-Fire as More Arson Balloons Land in Israel
Hamas Considers Cease-Fire as More Arson Balloons Land in Israel

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008. Aruri, who lives in Lebanon and has never before visited Gaza as he is wanted by Israel, was given Egyptian and United Nations assurances over his safety, the Hamas source said. It said a tank struck a Hamas post in response. "The delegation will arrive in Gaza for consultation over issues of...

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  • Washington restores tough, unilateral Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal
Washington restores tough, unilateral Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

The European countries have promised to try to mitigate the impact of renewed US sanctions to persuade Tehran to continue to abide by the deal's terms. The impact of the return of sanctions has ramped up tensions inside Iran, which has seen days of protests and strikes in multiple towns and cities over water shortages, high prices and wider anger...

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  • President Trump appears to change his story about meeting
President Trump appears to change his story about meeting

Trump, on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, began Sunday with a series of searing tweets . In June 2016, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

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