• Trump Punishes China By Imposing Additional $200 Billion In Tariffs
Trump Punishes China By Imposing Additional $200 Billion In Tariffs

Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow told Fox News on Wednesday that the USA government had received information that "the top of the Chinese government wished to pursue talks" prompting Mnuchin to send an invitation. The green light for the tariffs, first reported by Bloomberg, initially dragged USA stocks lower, fuelled drops in the Chin...

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  • Russia's defense ministry says it lost contact with plane in Syria
Russia's defense ministry says it lost contact with plane in Syria

The reconnaissance aircraft was on its way to the Khmeimim airbase and was about 35km from the Syrian coast when it disappeared, the Russian defence ministry said. RIA Novosti news agency, citing a security source, said that Syrian anti-defence systems had countered a rocket attack. On Sept. 17, 2018, CNN, citing an unnamed USA government offici...

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  • Russia, Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib
Russia, Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Numerous 3 million in Idlib have already been displaced from other parts of Syria following the collapse of the opposition resistance in cities such as Aleppo. He said that putting the Idlib battle on hold would give the Syrian army a chance to jump to the next phase, the illegitimate presence of the US -backed forces in northeastern Syria.

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  • Kavanaugh, Accuser Both Willing to Testify About Sex Assault Allegations
Kavanaugh, Accuser Both Willing to Testify About Sex Assault Allegations

The contents of the letter leaked last week and Ford identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday. As Conway was raising the possibility of additional hearings - or at least a meeting with Senators - the lawyer for Ford told CNN that her client was prepared to testify in public.

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  • British cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth sues Elon Musk over sex slur
British cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth sues Elon Musk over sex slur

The British frogman caught Musk's ire after accusing the tech tycoon of staging a "p.r. stunt" around the rescue of the boys when he arrived to Thailand with a mini submarine meant to shuttle the stranded kids through the cave's inundated passages.

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  • Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia
Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

Needles hidden inside strawberries have been found in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, adding that no injuries have been reported. This latest news follows reports that a total of six brands could be affected by the contamination. Australian police said the contaminated fruit appeared to have originated at a Queensland-based s...

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  • Storm Helene set for earlier arrival to Wales, Met Office says
Storm Helene set for earlier arrival to Wales, Met Office says

It warns that damage to trees is also possible. Storm Helene is set to hit the United Kingdom on Monday, bringing gale-force winds which have forced the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning . South Wales and Cornwall are expected to bear the brunt of the remnants of Hurricane Helene, which is now off the Azores. In some Irish Sea coa...

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  • Rival Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication:The Asahi Shimbun
Rival Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication:The Asahi Shimbun

It represented a "leap forward in the country's" defence industry, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told the audience at a launch ceremony at the Daewoo shipyard where it was designed and built. "They no longer feel the need to act in parallel with us", a senior USA official said recently, according to the Washington Post. The two Koreas will b...

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  • Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet 15 September 2018
Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet 15 September 2018

The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. This is the first shark attack death in MA in more than 80 years, according to People Magazine. The beach has been closed to swimming. Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Wellfleet beaches are now closed to swimming. The last shark attack in the state to resu...

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  • Tracking the Tropics: Florence nears NC coast, watching Isaac
Tracking the Tropics: Florence nears NC coast, watching Isaac

Isaac's death knell was sounded around 5 a.m. Saturday when the National Hurricane Center's aircraft was unable to find a well-defined center and as a result the center reported that the storm had "dissipated". Tropical Storm Isaac remains at Tropical Storm intensity but is expected to gradually weaken in the next few days. Mapp, who spoke ...

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  • NTSB: Pressure rise reported in Massachusetts gas pipeline
NTSB: Pressure rise reported in Massachusetts gas pipeline

Local officials ordered residents of some 8,000 homes and businesses to evacuate and shut off electricity to prevent further fires. In Chicago in January 1992, a surge of gas was the cause of at least 10 fires and explosions, the Chicago Tribune reported at the time .

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  • Palestinian fatally stabs U.S.-Israeli citizen at West Bank mall
Palestinian fatally stabs U.S.-Israeli citizen at West Bank mall

A Palestinian teenage boy has died more than a month after being shot by Israeli military forces during clashes between a group of Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a US -born activist who was well-known in the local settler community and an outspoken ...

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  • US Border Patrol Agent Charged With Murdering 4 in Killing Spree
US Border Patrol Agent Charged With Murdering 4 in Killing Spree

According to the Morning Times report, state police located Ortiz at a Laredo gas station, and chased him when he immediately took off running - only to quickly find him inside a pickup truck in a nearby hotel parking lot. Alaniz is also overseeing another case involving a Border Patrol agent in Laredo, a man accused of killing his lover and th...

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  • Skripal suspects interview 'lies' and an 'insult' - Downing Street
Skripal suspects interview 'lies' and an 'insult' - Downing Street

Petrov and Boshirov appeared Thursday on the state-funded RT channel , saying they visited Salisbury as tourists and had nothing to do with the poisoning. "The police have set out very clearly the evidence against these two men, they are wanted men and we have taken all steps to ensure they are apprehended and brought to justice in the United Ki...

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  • Kipchoge smashes Marathon World Record
Kipchoge smashes Marathon World Record

The hope was that a conservative start would pay off, if Kipchoge blew up from the aggressive pace. "The last pacesetter went out at 25km mark but that still inspired me to continue pushing alone", explained Kipchoge adding that he shall defend his title perhaps with another new record next year.

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  • Fox News Hosts Blast Trump For 'Distasteful' Remarks On Puerto Rico
Fox News Hosts Blast Trump For 'Distasteful' Remarks On Puerto Rico

Trump's tweets aren't supported by facts. "We should be talking about what's happening in North Carolina and the folks that are preparing for a awful storm", he said . Again, Mr Trump framed it as an attempt by his political opponents to shame him. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he tweeted Thur...

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  • Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?
Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?

Most of the displaced headed toward the border with Turkey, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, packing already overcrowded camps there. Russian Federation has accused the White Helmets of staging a chemical attack in Idlib in order to provoke a Western military intervention in Syria.

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  • Hurricane Florence: 'Catastrophic' storm surge could cause 3-metre-deep flooding
Hurricane Florence: 'Catastrophic' storm surge could cause 3-metre-deep flooding

Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, could be in for heavy rains as Florence plods inland. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", the hurricane center advisory said.

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  • Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll
Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll

In a latest fit of fury, Trump successfully enraged millions of Americans by claiming the nearly 3 ,000 deaths in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by two back-to-back hurricanes were fake news. One year after the devastating storm, a precise figure is yet to be declared. "We are scientists. We are public health people". And it's be...

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  • Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA
Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks. And the storm surge, which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change. At 11am local time ...

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  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

The storm made landfall at Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . "The evacuation was countywide, but since we're not in a flood zone, we weren't really anxious about that", she told VOA. More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, but ano...

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  • United Kingdom 'closing in' on Brexit deal with Brussels, suggests Raab
United Kingdom 'closing in' on Brexit deal with Brussels, suggests Raab

He said Germany's annual £44.5billion (€50billion) trade surplus with Britain means a hard Brexit would be "disastrous" for Berlin and called on Ms Merkel to strike a deal on trade to protect the German economy. "The fact that we are now seriously having to contemplate the possibility of Scottish and other United Kingdom travellers - including ...

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  • China will not
China will not "surrender" to U.S. demands in trade talks

It was unclear whether any U.S. American retail sales figures for August showed households took a breather from spending, though the data was still indicative of a strong job market and more after-tax pay. USA companies in China say they are already feeling the pain from the trade war . China will not buckle to U.S. demands in any trade negotiat...

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  • Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence

The company said that, in advance of the storm, it has shipped 1,000 truckloads of water, over 60,000 cases of batteries and 33 truckloads of personal generators. A wind gust at the Wilmington airport was clocked at almost 170km/h, the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. At the city's airport, the wind was gusting at 91 miles per hour.

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  • Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat
Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

The USA's National Hurricane Center has said the big Hurricane Florence is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to portions of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise". Governor Roy Cooper has warned of an impending disaster.

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  • Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial
Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial

Manafort did not contest the other five counts against him. In DC, his seven criminal counts are rewritten as two. The former includes money laundering, tax fraud, failing to file Foreign Bank Accounts, and the latter includes the charge of witness tampering.

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  • Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs
Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs

Leonel Rondon, 18, was inside a auto in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when a chimney fell on the vehicle, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, a spokeswoman with the Essex County District Attorney's office said. Officials had cut power in the area and the streets were pitch black, except for the lights coming from emergency vehicles. With a backpack filled ...

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  • Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says
Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says

Syria's conflict has killed more than 350,000 people and forced millions more out of their homes, but the United Nations has warned a full-blown attack on Idlib could bring unprecedented suffering. According to US officials who have cited intelligence reports, Syrian President Bashar al Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the upcom...

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  • Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know
Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know

Some noted the People's Liberation Army, which hasn't fought a war since the attempted invasion of Vietnam in 1979, is keen to learn from Russia's experience in the Syrian campaign, where it tested its latest weapons and tactics. Some units of the Chinese and Mongolian army are expected to join the manoeuvres at several stages. China's participat...

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  • Putin proposes peace treaty conclusion with Japan by year-end
Putin proposes peace treaty conclusion with Japan by year-end

In the final days of that conflagration, Soviet forces stormed into Japanese-occupied Manchuria and North Korea at the end of World War II, seizing a number of islands north of Hokkaido. Upon returning to power in 2012, Abe took a firm position on Japan's claims to the disputed island chain, aggravating tensions with Beijing. Japan's Chief Cabine...

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