• Maldives opposition candidate claims victory in presidential election
Maldives opposition candidate claims victory in presidential election

Mr Solih's win was unexpected, and opposition party members had feared Mr Yameen would rig the vote in his own favour. "Honourable Solih, won the election, having received 134,616 votes", the foreign ministry said after India and Sri Lanka welcomed Solih's victory in Sunday's poll.

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  • Iran warns U.S., Israel of revenge after parade attack
Iran warns U.S., Israel of revenge after parade attack

The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claimed responsibility for the rare assault. More generally, the U.S. is deeply suspicious of Iranian activity in the Middle East - including its influence in Syria and Yemen - and is an ally of Israel and Saudi Arabia, two of Iran's opponents.

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  • Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland

Arriving just days after the first named storm of the season, Ali , Storm Bronagh moved eastwards across Wales and England, with Sheffield and Sennybridge both seeing almost half a month's rainfall in less than 24 hours. Arriva Trains Wales suspended services between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour after a train hit a tree, but the line reope...

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  • Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade
Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade

An anti-government Arab group, the Ahvaz National Resistance, was reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi later said the UAE ambassador would be summoned over "partial statements" in support of the group behind the attack, without elaborating.

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  • PM condoles demise of Vietnam president
PM condoles demise of Vietnam president

President Quang had received treatment for his medical condition in hospitals overseas, according to VN Express. Reuters writes, "Originally from a small farming community [70 miles] south of Hanoi , Quang rose through party ranks to become a police general and member of Vietnam's powerful decision-making Politburo".

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  • Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane
Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

No further details were given, leaving many questions unanswered, including the eventual fate of the province. "Moscow views as irresponsible and unfriendly actions of Israeli Air Force, which exposed Russian Il-20 aircraft to danger and lead to death of 15 servicemen".

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  • President Trump: ‘I don't have an attorney general’
President Trump: ‘I don't have an attorney general’

After this assessment, Trump was asked if he might fire the attorney general, to which he responded, "we'll see what happens", adding that "a lot of people have asked me to do that". In the Hill .TV interview, Trump noted that Sessions was the first senator to endorse his campaign, and it was Sessions' work on the campaign that prompted him to...

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  • France's Marine Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests Over Graphic Tweets
France's Marine Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests Over Graphic Tweets

The charges stem from Le Pen's decision to post the images, including a photo of decapitated USA journalist James Foley , after the Paris terror attacks in November 2015. "The insolence of some magistrates has no limits", he said of the ruling. According to court documents posted on Twitter by the leader of the National Front party, th...

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  • Anxious US could use more trade tricks - USA
Anxious US could use more trade tricks - USA

China's Commerce Ministry says that nearly half of the companies to be affected by new USA tariffs on Chinese goods would be foreign firms. The U.S. And he added that for months the US has urged China to change these unfair practices, and give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies.

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  • Avid jogger stabbed to death in Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood
Avid jogger stabbed to death in Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood

Chief Newsham said the suspect was last seen wearing a long-sleeve mustard-coloured shirt, dark-coloured tracksuit, white socks and light-coloured sandals. "She was kind, loving, empathetic, passionate", said Juan Carlos Martinez, Martinez's brother. Police say an avid runner who was killed in a residential neighborhood in the nation's capital ...

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  • Granny kills alligator in Texas after reptile ate her horse
Granny kills alligator in Texas after reptile ate her horse

This year was full of firsts for Cochran, according to KTRK-TV. Apparently, this 12 foot, 580 pound alligator ate her mini horse. "As big as this gator was, he could've easily eaten it", she told the Chronicle , adding that the gators typically leave them alone.

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  • Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads
Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads

David Brill . Republican congressman Paul Gosar has six siblings who do not want him to keep his seat in Arizona's 4th District this November. Gosar suggested in an interview with Vice News that the rally was "created by the left" and carried out by an "Obama sympathizer". In it, six men and women discuss their various problems with ...

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  • Law enforcement official: Three people killed in Maryland shooting
Law enforcement official: Three people killed in Maryland shooting

Police have officially released the identity of the woman suspected to be the Maryland shooter . Many victims were taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, said a hospital spokesperson. "The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery", she said. Moseley was identified as a temporary emp...

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  • Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal
Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal

While addressing the press conference here, the Gandhi scion said , "The French government has given a statement which is stating what the procedure is". Under the Rafale deal, France must spend amounts totalling around half the eight billion euros ($9.4 bn) paid by the Indian government. Modi, who stormed to power in 2014 promising to rid Ind...

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  • Police Arrest Cody Wilson In Taiwan and Plan To Deport Him
Police Arrest Cody Wilson In Taiwan and Plan To Deport Him

Wilson and Defense Distributed , the company he helped found, have been the subject of an ongoing court battle over whether the company should be legally allowed to widely disseminate the blueprints for untraceable, 3D-printed weapons online.

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  • Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?
Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?

Kavanaugh was seen at the White House on Thursday (Friday NZT). You've watched the fight, you've watched the tactics, but here's what I want to tell you: "In the very near future, judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court".

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  • European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'
European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'

At a summit in Austria on Thursday, EU leaders told Mrs May her proposals for a future economic relationship were unworkable, claiming they would undermine the single market . On Friday, May said the EU's plan for Britain to stay in the European Economic Area, effectively the single market without any say in the rules, would "make a mockery" of th...

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  • One of History's Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found
One of History's Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found

An event on Friday will review how the 25-year-long archaeological study of the Newport transports has narrowed the search for the Endeavour from a fleet of thirteen vessels to five, and now possibly to one or two archaeological sites. The state of Rhode Island is presently the Endeavour site's owner (whichever wreck site it might be), but if...

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  • Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate
Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

An ex-punk rocker who has attracted glowing attention from national liberal circles for his high-energy campaign and monster fundraising, O'Rourke has been mentioned as a possible 2020 Democratic vice-presidential candidate and even a 2020 White House hopeful.

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  • India calls off Swaraj-Qureshi meeting, says Imran Khan's 'true face' exposed
India calls off Swaraj-Qureshi meeting, says Imran Khan's 'true face' exposed

India has canceled a meeting with Pakistan over what it calls the "brutal" killing of three of its policemen on Friday morning. India accused Pakistan of killing its policemen, without giving any details. The last time India and Pakistan came face-to-face was during the annual meeting of SAARC foreign ministers in NY a year ago on the side-line...

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  • Pope Temporarily Relieves Bishop Mulakkal of Pastoral Duties
Pope Temporarily Relieves Bishop Mulakkal of Pastoral Duties

Meanwhile, police have tightened security in and around the crime branch office. On Wednesday, police questioned him for 7 hours. "Rev. Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Titular Bishop of Molicunza and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bombay, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Jullundur.", said the statement .

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  • Could a Faster Communications Recovery in Puerto Rico Save Lives?
Could a Faster Communications Recovery in Puerto Rico Save Lives?

It's also important to note that the devastation from Hurricane Maria, even one year later, is unprecedented. To the day, there are billions of dollars in damage, some are still without power , and almost 3,000 people have died from Hurricane Maria.

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  • Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and having him thrown out of office
Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and having him thrown out of office

Rosenstein has been a target of Trump's ire since appointing Robert Mueller as a Justice Department special counsel to investigate potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

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  • How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing
How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Asked if he would ask the FBI to open a deeper investigation, Trump said he was content to "let the senators do it". Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. -She wants to the panel to subpoena Mark Judge, the other person Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her. Judge has said he never saw Kavana...

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  • China vows 'consequences' over U.S. sanctions on Russian weapons purchase
China vows 'consequences' over U.S. sanctions on Russian weapons purchase

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing . The EDD and Mr Li have been added to a Blocked Persons List , meaning any assets they hold in the USA are frozen and Americans are "generally prohibited" from doing business with them.

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  • Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday
Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

The Republican-controlled panel set a hearing for Monday. Sara Fagen, another longtime friend who worked with Kavanaugh in the White House, told a story about how Kavanaugh helped her the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The attorney raised questions about security that staff said would be provided by Capitol Police and press access they ...

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  • U.S Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony
U.S Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony

Blasey Ford's wishes and delay this hearing", Feinstein said. But top Republicans, including some who have expressed concern about Kavanaugh in light of the allegations , are indicating that they plan to vote on President Donald Trump's second nominee to the nation's high court if Ford doesn't appear before the panel on Monday .

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  • European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan
European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

The Guardian says Mrs May was "clearly nervous and angry" after EU Council president Donald Tusk declaring Chequers "will not work". Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of Mrs May's DUP minority government allies, said the events in Salzburg provide "more evidence of the unreasonable and inflexible approach of the EU" and said: "The UK Government must ...

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  • India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet on UNGA sidelines in NY
India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet on UNGA sidelines in NY

Right now, it is one sided where India is constantly just blaming us". He added: "I must distinguish between a meeting and a dialogue. This doesn't change our stand on terrorism", said Mr Kumar. The two sides, he added, should peacefully resolve all outstanding issues, including Kashmir, to bridge differences. "They can explore the way forward,...

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  • Queens stabbing: Woman goes on rampage at children’s nursey, multiple injured
Queens stabbing: Woman goes on rampage at children’s nursey, multiple injured

EDT, a spokesman for New York City Police Department said. Thomas Antonetti said a 52-year-old woman, who worked at the private day-care facility in Queens, stabbed three infants - two girls and one boy - as well as two adults, a man and woman.

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