• 3-magnitude quake strikes Lombok
3-magnitude quake strikes Lombok

A massive 8.2 magnitude natural disaster struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and nearly the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. . An Associated Press reporter on Lombok said the tremor caused landslides on the slopes of Rinjani and panic in villages. "I...

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  • Putin dances at Austrian minister’s wedding
Putin dances at Austrian minister’s wedding

There are now one million refugees in Jordan, the same number in Lebanon, and three million in Turkey, Putin said . Merkel has encountered political pressure at home for opening Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees in 2015.

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  • Documents: Defense filing suggests Watts girls were strangled
Documents: Defense filing suggests Watts girls were strangled

Police have not released any information about a motive or how the three were killed. More testing is planned to help determine the cause of their deaths. She was declared "endangered and missing " on Tuesday. But the family was dogged by debt. The couple had a combined income of $90,000 in 2014. The family appeared loving and stable, and Sh...

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  • China actively expanding bomber training for USA strikes: Pentagon
China actively expanding bomber training for USA strikes: Pentagon

A new report from the Pentagon says China's military has aggressively expanded its bomber operations in recent years and is "likely training for strikes" against the U.S. China formally established its Djibouti military base in July past year, followed several months later by the country's controversial acquisition of the Hambantota port in Sri...

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  • Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy
Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy

About a dozen vehicles were likely on the bridge when it collapsed, Italy's ANSA news agency says . The BBC reported that photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground beneath the middle of the bridge. The Morandi bridge connects the A10 highway which links Italy and France to the A7 highway which runs towards the Ita...

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  • Russian Federation confirms readiness to organize Putin-Kim Summit
Russian Federation confirms readiness to organize Putin-Kim Summit

The lawyers for both Aisyah and Doan said their clients will take the stand to defend themselves once the trial resumes later this year.It will be the first time either of them has spoken publicly about the killing. Azmi said he "cannot rule out that this could be a political assassination", but found no concrete evidence of one. The judge said...

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  • Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' at Pennsylvania report
Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' at Pennsylvania report

Noting that the Grand Jury finds "almost no cases after 2002", the Vatican defends reforms that have "drastically reduced" USA cases of clergy child abuse. The report , released after a two-year investigation, said there are likely additional victims. Additionally, they proposed involving more church members who were not clergy, but who had ex...

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  • Trump revokes security clearance for former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan ZlotoNews
Trump revokes security clearance for former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan ZlotoNews

Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , another critic whose clearance Trump said he might target, cautioned that Brennan was expressing "an informed opinion". "The Hillary Clinton whole investigation was a total sham". Mr Comey added that "security clearances should not be used as pawns in a petty political game to distrac...

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  • John Brennan Asks: When Things Get Tough, How Desperate Will Trump Become?
John Brennan Asks: When Things Get Tough, How Desperate Will Trump Become?

According to Fox News , Trump also boasted that he received a "tremendous response" after he yanked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. Trump. The group of former officials included Robert Gates, George Tenet, David Petraeus, James Clapper and Leon Panetta, among others. The White House announced t...

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  • Mattis: Ghazni Attack to ‘Grab … Attention,’ More Violence Likely
Mattis: Ghazni Attack to ‘Grab … Attention,’ More Violence Likely

The blast, which shattered weeks of relative calm in Kabul , also wounded at least 56, including both male and female students. No group has claimed responsibility, but the bombing resembles previous attacks that have been claimed by ISIS .

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  • Jury in Paul Manafort trial poses questions about reasonable doubt
Jury in Paul Manafort trial poses questions about reasonable doubt

But you know what? One former Justice Department prosecutor who has tried similar cases told Roll Call the general rule of thumb for a favorable timeline for jury deliberation is one day per week of trial proceedings. He will also not release the names of jurors at the trial's conclusion because he fears for their safety. The jury sent a note o...

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  • India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93
India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

LK Advani, one of Mr Vajpayee's closest colleagues and his deputy in the NDA government from 1998 to 2004, was among the visitors. Though then Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang who had not resigned his LoK Sabha seat yet also pressed the no button, it was Mr Soz who was credited by the opposition for bringing the 13-month old government down.

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  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019
Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

Mr Trump was so impressed by France's Bastille Day parade on a visit to Paris in 2017, he previously said he wanted the USA to "top it". Earlier this year, the White House budget director told Congress that the cost to taxpayers could be between US$10 million and US$30 million.

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  • Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban', and 'final solution
Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban', and 'final solution

Calling for a new immigration policy that promotes "European Christian" values, Anning declared: "We as a nation are entitled to insist that those who are allowed to come here predominantly reflect the historic European-Christian composition of Australian society".

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  • Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

He was taken to the hospital with chest congestion, kidney infection, urinary tract infection and other associated conditions. It was widely reported that he had suffered a stroke in 2009, which had largely confined him to his New Delhi residence.

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  • Lavrov: we appreciate Turkey's independent foreign policy
Lavrov: we appreciate Turkey's independent foreign policy

Syrian government forces dropped leaflets over the region last week, urging the opposition fighters to surrender. A major issue of concern for both parties will be the Assad regime's plan to launch a major assault on the rebel-held northern province of Idlib, which lies near the Turkish border and has always been designated as a de-escalation zon...

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  • Takeaways from Day 10 of Paul Manafort's trial
Takeaways from Day 10 of Paul Manafort's trial

James Brennan, a vice president at Federal Savings Bank, which issued two loans worth a total of $16 million, testified Monday that Manafort didn't declare on his applications that he had mortgages on two properties in NY - information that would have made it harder for him to secure a loan.

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  • End of an era: Nation mourns demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
End of an era: Nation mourns demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

His condition had worsened on Wednesday. Born in Gwalior on December 25, 1924, Vajpayee joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1939, and in 1951, was moved to its political wing, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Then, a few years later, it was Mr Vajpayee who made the first moves toward peace. Economic sanctions imposed after the country's first atom...

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  • Colorado man arrested after wife and two daughters disappear
Colorado man arrested after wife and two daughters disappear

He was denied bail during the appearance. Celeste was 3 years old and Bella was 4. Watts didn't speak as he was escorted into the courtroom. He's being held in jail without bond, and his next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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  • Trump signs defense authorization bill in New York visit
Trump signs defense authorization bill in New York visit

Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates to Trump's 2016 presidential run. The Chinese Defense Ministry has protested the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019 which was signed into law in the U.S.

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  • Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

Former CIA directors and other top national security officials are typically allowed to keep their clearances, at least for some period, so they can be in a position to advise their successors and to hold certain jobs. But even White House aides admit that Trump is simply governing by his own whims at this point. Trump has ordered a review for ...

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  • Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push
Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push

In a subsequent tweet, the president said "there is nothing I would want more for our Country than true freedom of the press", before claiming that the media often pushes a political agenda or is "trying to hurt people". " Donald Trump is not responsible for the eroding trust in the media", Finley wrote. "News reporters and editors are human, an...

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  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too
After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

Asked if Mr. Trump is targeting his political critics by revoking their security clearances , Ms. Sanders replied in the negative. According to Politico , the Trump administration announced the decision Wednesday afternoon, saying there was simply "no justification" for Brennan to retain access to classified information and top secret materia...

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  • Migrant ship Aquarius again searching for nation to accept refugees
Migrant ship Aquarius again searching for nation to accept refugees

Of these, 25 were found adrift on a small wooden boat that had no motor and was believed to have been at sea for about 35 hours, the group said . In an online blog earlier in the day, MSF said its crew reported that the vessel was standing by at 60km from European shores, with 141 people, including 67 unaccompanied minors, two children under t...

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  • Pres. Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance
Pres. Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance

Security clearances of former deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe and Susan Rice , former national security adviser to President Barack Obama , are also under consideration. Shortly after the call, former Clinton counter-terror adviser Richard Clarke said on ABC News that the plot "never came close because they had i...

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  • Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 people in southern India, close airport
Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 people in southern India, close airport

The Idukki dam floodgates were reopened late on Tuesday as the water level in the Periyar river and its tributaries flowing through Ernakulam and Thrissur districts rose menacingly. Entire Kerala has been on a red alert since Wednesday evening. Now, the Mullaperiyar dam upstream is almost full, and the water level is likely to top up by noon, after...

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  • Auto rams U.K. Parliament gate; pedestrians injured
Auto rams U.K. Parliament gate; pedestrians injured

No one else was in the auto, which is being searched at the scene of the accident. London's Metropolitan Police said its Counter-Terrorism Command was leading the investigation into the crash, but Scotland Yard said it was "keeping an open mind", regarding the incident.

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  • Bad air in Tri-Cities may get worse. Canadian fires are growing
Bad air in Tri-Cities may get worse. Canadian fires are growing

Sensitive groups should take precautions, including: children, older adults, and people that are pregnant, have heart or lung issues (such as asthma and COPD), or that have had a stroke. To see only wildfire smoke, look just at fine particulates, listed as PM 2.5, DEQ spokeswoman Katherine Benenati said. That fire may be contained by September 1.

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  • Peter Strzok fired from the FBI
Peter Strzok fired from the FBI

The bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility had recommended that Strzok be reprimanded with a demotion and 60-day suspension, but the office of Deputy FBI Director David Bowdich decided instead that Strzok should be fired altogether.

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  • Luzerne County priests prominent in abuse list
Luzerne County priests prominent in abuse list

Wuerl, archbishop of Washington , and the Vatican systematically worked to cover it up. Pennsylvania's attorney general launched an investigation into six of the state's eight Catholic dioceses after separate probes into the other two dioceses revealed rampant abuse, per The Associated Press .

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