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Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. The civil aviation authority closed Salalah airport until midnight on Saturday. Fisheries Minister Fahad Kafin said rescue attempts had saved four people from one of the sunken boats, while floodwater was responsible for sweeping away vehicles.
  • 2 suspects flee after at least 15 injured in Toronto explosion

    2 suspects flee after at least 15 injured in Toronto explosion

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    We know this is an extremely hard time for them. Peel police said Friday all the injured have been released from the hospital. The restaurant by Friday morning had been deemed safe from any other explosives, Evans said, adding that the site sustained a "considerable amount of damage".
  • Nasrallah: US sanctions on Hezbollah won't be effective

    Nasrallah: US sanctions on Hezbollah won't be effective

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    Syrian state media did not comment on the origin of the missile attack. Reports also suggested dozens of Hezbollah fighters were gathered at the airbase when the strike happened. "First attacks of such kind if true since airstrikes on Assad in April though different context". Overnight a Hezbollah Twitter outlet accused the U.S.
  • Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion 'tactics'

    Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion 'tactics'

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    The choice to end this life is not a human right, no matter how we dress it up. Beyond issues of reproductive justice, the obvious legal flaws in the amendment were well flagged. She certainly bears little resemblance to the lazy stereotype of the disengaged millennial, more concerned with their cappuccino than the wellbeing of others.
  • Thousands of flags placed to honor fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

    Thousands of flags placed to honor fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

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    Kris Walton, an Air Force veteran and commander of the local American Legion post, echoed those sentiments. "We're putting out flags to say thank you to the people who died for our county", said Girl Scout Chloe Pierce. The public is encouraged to attend. Hastings - Veterans Home: Beginning at 9 a.m. with a flag raising, the Hastings Veterans Home Memorial Day program will also include addresses from keynote speakers.
  • Summer events at the public libraries

    Summer events at the public libraries

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    Children, including infants through those entering fifth grade, can go to their library, get a "passport" and get it stamped for every visit to the library. Every book checked out equals one stamp in their log. Plus, guess what? If you read it after May 23rd, you can put it on your Summer Reading Log and be well on your way to earning awesome prizes.
  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

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    According to court documents cited by the network, the 40-year-old illegally received $8,747 in government food assistance and another $100 in childcare assistance between 2015 and 2017. The money came from authoring her memoir, " In Full Color ", speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art, according to the case file.
  • Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

    Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin also commented later in the day. Russian Federation should "fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability", said the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in a statement . "If military weapons can be deployed and then used to bring down civilian aircraft in what was essentially a war zone, then worldwide security is at risk and we call on all countries to inform the Russian Federation that its conduct is unacceptable".
  • Indiana middle school shooting Friday morning

    Indiana middle school shooting Friday morning

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    Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said the teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and the wounded student was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. Among the anxious parents who rushed to get their kids was Erica Higgins, who told WTHR-TV that she learned of the shooting from a relative who called her at home.
  • Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house

    Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house

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    Then they wrote him a letter and offered him $1,100, all to no avail. Christina and Mark Rotondo resorted to legal action after a series of notes to their son (starting on February 2) failed to get him to move out of their home in Camillus, N.Y., a town west of Syracuse.
  • Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii rains down drama, destruction

    Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii rains down drama, destruction

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    In Pahoa, just a few miles from the lava flow, Nathan came across Robert Carton, who was was seeking information about his father's home, which was evacuated weeks ago and may very well be lost. Kauahikaua said the active fissures stretched for nearly a mile. "What we try to focus on with all our messaging is that people recognize the possibility of isolation, that they need to be prepared", Talmadge Magno, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator, told reporters Wednesday.
  • Meghan Markle includes songbird, sunshine in her coat of arms

    Meghan Markle includes songbird, sunshine in her coat of arms

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    The shield's right-hand side has two golden stripes on a blue background - representing California's famous sunny climate and the Pacific Ocean. Both plants were also incorporated in the design of Markle's wedding veil, which also featured the flora of all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
  • Donald Trump welcomes North Korean response to talk cancellation

    Donald Trump welcomes North Korean response to talk cancellation

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    Trump told reporters at the White House . "In fact, he has demonstrated an enormous capacity to lead his country and his team", Pompeo said soon after President Trump cancelled his meeting with Kim. President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim planned in Singapore in June. Mr. Trump, in a surprise announcement, said Thursday that he was pulling out of the June 12 summit meeting with Mr.
  • Australian woman sentenced to death for drug offences in Malaysia

    Australian woman sentenced to death for drug offences in Malaysia

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    It was alleged that Ms Exposto fell for an online romance scam, with 9 News reporting that she was lured to carry the drugs by a man who claimed to be a United States soldier based in Afghanistan. "And that's the tragedy - this is a very innocent person, in my opinion, who's had to suffer an bad lot for being a victim of a crime", she said. "She said to our legal team 'Don't worry, you all fought very hard for me.'" In 2017, she was found not guilty of drug trafficking by the ...
  • Armed civilian takes down gunman at Oklahoma restaurant

    Armed civilian takes down gunman at Oklahoma restaurant

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    In all, officials say there were four people who were injured as a result of the shooting. Twelve-year-old Niah is out of surgery, and the police said she is expected to survive. Roy Benton, a witness who was dining at Louie's when the shooting unfolded, told The Oklahoman the shooter was wearing ear and eye protection as if he was at a gun range.
  • Dad forgot baby was in vehicle, left on business trip

    Dad forgot baby was in vehicle, left on business trip

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    The child, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead when she arrived at Monroe Carell Jr. The girl's mother found her inside the truck Wednesday night. Police said the toddler was pronounced dead upon arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. No charges have been filed in the case and police said the District Attorney's Office is being kept apprised of detectives' continuing work on the case, but officials said there is no plan to file charges against them.
  • Trump administration weighing new tariffs on imported vehicles

    Trump administration weighing new tariffs on imported vehicles

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    The statement also cited a letter Ross sent to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to inform him about the investigation. President Donald Trump's tweet that "big news" is on the way for USA auto workers Wednesday refers to China announcing plans to slash tariffs on imported passenger cars, according to an aide.
  • Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after U.S. pullout

    Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after U.S. pullout

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    Analysts are skeptical that Europe can preserve the deal in the face of powerful US sanctions. The five signatories still committed to the agreement have said they want Iran to stay in the deal, with the European countries saying they would not rule out further talks with the Islamic Republic on an expanded text.
  • Trump's canceled North Korea summit could mean pitfalls ahead

    Trump's canceled North Korea summit could mean pitfalls ahead

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    Trump's mercurial approach has been shredded by many lawmakers and the liberal commentariat, but his response to it was typical. Both the meetings, he said, laid the ground work for a meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump. "The deal was not there - even in the concept, in the abstract sense", said Park, a professor emeritus of global relations at the University of Georgia who has visited North Korea more than 50 times .
  • Hike in petrol, diesel prices continues for 11th straight day

    Hike in petrol, diesel prices continues for 11th straight day

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    Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs77.47 a litre, in Kolkata Rs80.12 and in Chennai Rs80.42 per litre while diesel in Delhi costs Rs68.53 alitre, in Kolkata Rs71.08 and in Chennai Rs72.35 per litre. As on date, taxes account for half of the price consumers pays for petrol and diesel. These include central excise duty and Value-Added Tax. "So we are trying to make a consensus in GST Council on bringing petroleum under GST, that will decrease the price", Fadnavis said while replying to rising petrol ...
  • Harvey Weinstein 'arrested on rape charges' after handing himself into police

    Harvey Weinstein 'arrested on rape charges' after handing himself into police

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    The official says the film producer will be charged with committing a criminal sex act in a 2004 encounter with an aspiring actress who told a magazine he forced her to perform oral sex. Weinstein was sacked from the company he co-founded and expelled from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards last fall after The New York Times and The New Yorker published articles about his treatment of women, including multiple allegations that he groped actresses, exposed himself to them or ...
  • Kanye West Paid $85K For This Disturbing Photo Of Whitney Houston's Bathroom

    Kanye West Paid $85K For This Disturbing Photo Of Whitney Houston's Bathroom

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    Kanye West reportedly spent $85,000 on a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom so it could be used for the cover of Pusha T's latest album. "Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it's good". According to the site, the flick comes from a Daily Record tabloid in 2012 meant to expose Whitney's substance abuse as well, titled " Whitney Houston: Shocking picture gave world insight into troubled life of super star singer".
  • Black candidate makes history as women advance in USA midterms

    Black candidate makes history as women advance in USA midterms

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    Stacey Evans , to win the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary. Abrams easily defeated her more moderate Democratic rival, Stacey Evans . Evans, through her loss, was supportive. On the day of the primary election, Clinton recorded a robocall showing her support for the candidate. One of the biggest was demonstrated even amid her victory on Tuesday night.
  • Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forced Out of Race by Groping Allegations

    Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forced Out of Race by Groping Allegations

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    Woodruff said he thought Boulton should leave the race in a letter to Iowa Starting Line , a left leaning political blog, but he says that he, as an optimist, still believes Nate is truly a good person. "Sexual harassment is unacceptable whether it occurs in a social or professional setting", Petersen said in a statement. Sexual harassment has been an issue in the gubernatorial campaign and state government this past year.
  • Ukraine expands sanctions on Russian companies, individuals

    Ukraine expands sanctions on Russian companies, individuals

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    Rusal , which produces 7% of the world's aluminum , has been under intense pressure following the sanctions, which targeted a number of oligarchs and government officials including its founder, Oleg Deripaska. The resignations announced Thursday are an extra step to comply with Washington. "Rusal has been making progress in demonstrating it will meet conditions for relief from the United States sanctions - without which it can't operate normally", said Helen Lau, a Hong Kong-based ...
  • More people expected to travel for Memorial Day despite expensive gas prices