• Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

    Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

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    Al-Jenani said on his Twitter account that the coalition forces, including two Yemeni southern battalions and Sudanese troops backed by military air cover, fought their way into the airport. "We have several ships stationed, and we have storage capacity very close to Hodeidah fully stocked up", said Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE minister of state for worldwide cooperation, in a statement last week.
  • Florida Man Charged With Murder in Rapper XXXtentacion's Killing

    Florida Man Charged With Murder in Rapper XXXtentacion's Killing

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    Wednesday after a traffic stop, the Broward Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Dedrick D. Williams was arrested Wednesday (June 20) evening and charged with first degree murder , as well as violating probation for a prior charge related to vehicle theft and driving without a valid license.
  • North Dakota lawmakers react to President's Executive Order

    North Dakota lawmakers react to President's Executive Order

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    House Republicans will postpone a vote on their immigration compromise legislation until Friday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters as he left a leadership meeting Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately clear what Trump, who had previously blamed the family separations on Democrats, would sign. But Lou Barletta, who is running for Senate in Pennsylvania, told Mr Trump at the meeting he would have to remain a no vote for a bill that many conservatives consider to offer ...
  • Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong Un in Beijing

    Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong Un in Beijing

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    Looking forward to the current expected transfer, officials said the multinational United Nations Command in South Korea, headed by an American four-star general, would likely receive the remains from North Korean authorities, possibly along the two countries' border.
  • Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention centre

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    The high in the District on Friday , the first day of summer, was 86 degrees. "It's a jacket ", Stephanie Grisham , Melania Trump's spokeswoman, told reporters. The surprise trip was billed as the first lady's own mission to witness the crisis, though photos of her trip show very different detention conditions from those previously revealed in government-issued photos.
  • Donald Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families separated at border

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    US Customs and Border Protection said on Tuesday that 2,342 children had been separated from their parents at the border between May 5 and June 9. It also suggests the government intends to hold the families indefinitely by challenging an existing statute, the 1997 Flores Settlement, that places a 20-day limit on how long children, along or with their parents, can be detained.
  • DOJ asks judge to remove 20-day limit on detaining immigrant families

    DOJ asks judge to remove 20-day limit on detaining immigrant families

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    At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Many Republicans fear a backlash from the Republican base if they vote for the legislation and Trump turns against it. He called them "extremist open-border Democrats".
  • Kevin McHale Taking Heat For Reported Visit To Donald Trump Rally

    Kevin McHale Taking Heat For Reported Visit To Donald Trump Rally

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    Trump is continuing to rail against Democrats, claiming they don't care about the negative effects of illegal immigration. At least two protesters interrupted a rally held by Donald Trump in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday evening. He made only a brief mention of his decision to sign an executive order after spending days insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.
  • Macron chides teen over 'Manu' nickname

    Macron chides teen over 'Manu' nickname

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    As Macron shook hands with bystanders, the boy sang several lines from the Socialist anthem "The Internationale" before asking the president: "How's it going, Manu?" One teenager committed the bad crime of calling Macron by his nickname, "Manu".
  • Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

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    His attorney, David Bogenschutz, said investigators told him the 20-year-old rapper, who pronounced his stage name "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN", had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle. Nobody responded at Williams' home, a rental bungalow in a modest neighborhood of Pompano Beach. More details of the arrest will be released later, she said.
  • Let's hope Trump's border-family order succeeds

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    Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, who this week inspected a detention center at the Mexican border near San Diego. There was no immediate prospect, however, of them reuniting with their children. It would also provide $25 billion in funding for Trump's much-promised border wall, change the existing visa lottery into a merit-based system and provide a path to citizenship for the young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
  • Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping agree to boost ‘strategic, tactical’ cooperation: KCNA

    Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping agree to boost ‘strategic, tactical’ cooperation: KCNA

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    Xi Jinping has told Kim Jong Un that he hopes the outcome of his historic meeting with Donald Trump last week can be implemented, in a coded message of support for denuclear-isation. Another element of the Singapore joint statement was a North Korean promise to hand over remains of USA soldiers, marines and airmen still unaccounted for since the 1950-53 Korean war.
  • Palestinian man killed in Gaza border fence blast

    Palestinian man killed in Gaza border fence blast

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    Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the ICRC, further said at a press conference on Monday that the "vast majority" of more than 13,000 hospitalized demonstrators had suffered severe injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds, Press TV reported.
  • Koko, beloved gorilla who learned to communicate using sign language, has died

    Koko, beloved gorilla who learned to communicate using sign language, has died

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    Animal psychologist Francine "Penny" Patterson began teaching Koko to sign while she was a graduate student in 1972, work which eventually became part of a project at Stanford University. "She was beloved and will be deeply missed", it said . Her love of animals spawned the children's book "Koko's Kitten " and her own branded line of toys.
  • Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46

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    Just three years later, Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson and Dr. Ronald Cohn moved Koko , a second gorilla named Michael and the project to Stanford University and went on to establish The Gorilla Foundation. Koko appeared on the cover of her first National Geographic in 1978 and featured a picture she had taken of herself in the mirror. The foundation says it will honor Koko's legacy with a sign language application featuring Koko for the benefit of gorillas and children, as well as ...
  • Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

    Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

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    That's what he did on Wednesday. Niurka Lopez of MI said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made sense because her family came to the USA legally from Cuba and everyone else should, too. The policy put in place by the Trump administration last month moved adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sent many children to facilities run by HHS.
  • Wife of Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud, breach of trust

    Wife of Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud, breach of trust

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    Rules block the residence from ordering meals from off the premises when a cook is employed, according to Haaretz . For years, she has been accused of leading an extravagant lifestyle. The move represents the latest legal headache for leader Netanyahu and his family, as the authorities investigate the combative premier over allegations of corruption in a string of eye-catching cases.
  • House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

    House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

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    Under the "zero-tolerance" crackdown that the Trump administration rolled out in May, all border crossers - include first-time offenders - are criminally charged and jailed pending trial. Despite the new executive order, it's unclear when or how those children will be returned to their parents. Trump told House Republicans on Tuesday night he would support either of the immigration bills under consideration but did not give a preference.
  • Summer solstice: Thursday is longest day of the year

    Summer solstice: Thursday is longest day of the year

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    People photograph the sun as it breaks the horizon and shines through the stones at Stonehenge onto crowds of people as they celebrate the dawn of the longest day in the UK (Ben Birchall/PA Wire). How is the summer solstice connected to Stonehenge? That's because Earth is tilted on its axis, spinning at an angle of 23.5 degrees as it orbits the sun along a slightly elliptical path.
  • Erdogan confirms Turkey-US patrols in Syria's Manbij

    Erdogan confirms Turkey-US patrols in Syria's Manbij

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    Turkey has long demanded that the USA avoid cooperation with the YPG, objecting YPG presence west of the Euphrates River, including the predominantly Arab town of Manbij. Turkey claims the YPG has ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), and thus considers the group "terrorists". Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on June 4 emphasised that if Washington decides not to sell F35s to Turkey , Ankara will look further to other countries or produce its own.
  • Israel Indicts Former Cabinet Minister over Alleged Spying for Iran

    Israel Indicts Former Cabinet Minister over Alleged Spying for Iran

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    Former Minister living in Nigeria in recent years, tried to enter Equatorial Guinea in may 2018, where he was denied entry because of his criminal past. All further information on the case remains under a court-imposed gag order. But Segev's lawyers, Eli Zohar and Moshe Mazor, said some of the allegations in the Shin Bet statement were overblown.
  • Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

    Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

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    Immigrants arrested near the USA south-western border have been taken to Customs and Border Protection processing centres , where officials refer adults to federal court to be prosecuted under the U.S. The policy keeps in place key components of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting illegal border crossings along the U.S-Mexico border.
  • Bowing to pressure, Trump signs order stopping family separation

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    That's what he did on Wednesday. Following nationwide protests against immigrant detention and child separation-including a blockade of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Ore. The lack of a reunification protocol could lead to "permanent separation" of parent and child, he said . "We're saying stick with [the Department of Homeland Security] and we're going to finance facilities for families to make sure that they can be taken care of so we don't have ...
  • Incredible aerial footage shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano reaching ocean

    Incredible aerial footage shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano reaching ocean

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    The event at 10:22 a.m. had the energy of a 5.3-magnitude quake. Several residents have reported symptoms such as itchy throats and watery eyes and noses in response to the affected air quality, KMGB reports. Hawaii's eruption, however, has produced slow-moving lava that has destroyed hundreds of structures but allowed people to evacuate, in sharp contrast to Guatemala's Fuego volcano that ejected fast pyroclastic flows, which buried villages in burning ash and killed at least 109 last week.
  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth

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    The Prime Minister's Office confirmed that Ardern arrived at Auckland hospital, with her partner Clarke Gayford, to have her baby, early this morning. The 37-year-old, who was elected in October, announced her pregnancy in January via Instagram. Yesterday Clarke Gayford tweeted a photo of the prime minister still working at home.
  • Separating children from parents at US border 'unconscionable', says UN rights chief

    Separating children from parents at US border 'unconscionable', says UN rights chief

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    The UN has committed to the defence of the rights of migrant and refugee children and appealed to the U.S.to immediately put a stop to the policy of forcibly separating migrants. The American Academy of Pediatrics, cited by al-Hussein, has been one of the most vocal groups to criticize the USA government policy of separating parents from their children.
  • United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

    United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

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    The move was announced on Tuesday as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the council "a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias". "Attempts to forcibly impose this rather specific understanding of human rights on other countries are, in themselves, a blatant violation of universal human values and civilized rules of conduct at the worldwide stage", the Russian diplomat added.
  • Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast

    Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast

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    The tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to throw moisture our direction, which will keep decent rain chances in the forecast through much of the work week. The large, stationary band of rain that's been aimed at Beaumont the past two days partially shielded us from the flooding rains observed in the Golden Triangle and Corpus Christi.
  • House to Vote on Broad Immigration Bill Thursday, Ryan Says

    House to Vote on Broad Immigration Bill Thursday, Ryan Says

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    And let's just say a multitude of bills have been introduced in Congress , all attempting to do away with the Zadvydas v. Davis decision . Nielsen engaged with a fired up press corps on Tuesday amidst a public outcry over Trump's "zero tolerance" policy that separates migrant children from their families at the southern border.
  • NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast

    NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast

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    White House officials objected, saying they had not agreed to a podcast interview. Although various people in the Trump administration, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, have voiced dissent about the policy, Miller had "no misgivings" about their decision to enforce the policy, the Times article stated .
  • Republicans are taking one more shot at immigration reform

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    The children were mostly from El Salvador and Guatemala, both violence-plagued Central American countries. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he's pushing a bill that would repeal the Flores settlement, which would allow the families to be detained longer than 20 days together in immigration detention.
  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok Escorted Out of Headquarters

    FBI Agent Peter Strzok Escorted Out of Headquarters

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    He added that he thinks it is "very close to being thrown out" because it is compromised by what was contained the inspector general's report. Goelman said that Strzok was not willing to use his official position to affect Trump's chances of being elected and that "his political conviction that a Trump presidency would be disastrous for American national security is not based on his bias, it was based on information that was available to him, and his perspective on American national ...
  • Israel retaliates after Hamas fires dozens of rockets from Gaza

    Israel retaliates after Hamas fires dozens of rockets from Gaza

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    Several people were reportedly injured in the raids. Its Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted four rockets, it added, while an unspecified numbers of them fell into Israeli territory. The trading of fire took place days after Israel moved to strike against individuals who have flown kites and balloons with gas-soaked rags attached, sparking fires in southern Israel.
  • Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border

    Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border

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    Israel has a responsibility to "exercise maximum restraint" and protect civilians in line with global humanitarian law, the United Nations chief wrote. Sirens also sounded in Israeli areas near the Gaza Strip at daybreak and the army said three rockets had been launched towards Israeli territory but one fell short in the Gaza Strip.
  • The Trump Administration Is Separating 65 Children a Day From Their Parents

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    To that end, Trump signaled he wants Congress to send him a bill to address existing law and the court ruling that would allow his administration to keep migrant families together as parents await prosecution - notwithstanding the leeway law enforcement and prosecutors exercised before Sessions outlined the zero tolerance policy this spring.
  • Underwear hung around British politician's office after block on 'upskirting' ban

    Underwear hung around British politician's office after block on 'upskirting' ban

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    Former minister Sir Christopher was heckled with cries of "shame!" as he deployed his oft-used tactic of opposing backbench private members' bills by simply shouting an objection moments after the Bill was called. "We knew this was a risk-but I now stand with powerful, passionate, women and men behind me". Green MP Caroline Lucas, who has an office near Sir Christopher, took a photo of the knickers adorning it and said: "Good to see some redecorating happening in my corridor over the weekend".
  • Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says

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    Immigrants arrested near the southwestern border are taken to processing centers where officials refer some to federal court to be prosecuted under the US criminal entry statute. Davis decision . Facts versus government lies Trump continues to pass on FALSE facts when talking about his immigration policy, blaming Democrats and citing a "horrible law" that separates families.
  • Spain says 300 Aquarius migrants want asylum in France

    Spain says 300 Aquarius migrants want asylum in France

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    Far fewer have come to Spain, but the numbers are rising fast. At the port, a huge banner was hung up, saying "Welcome home" in various languages. The majority are from Africa. MSF emergency coordinator Karline Kleijer said the affair shows "how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean". The plight of the Aquarius has again highlighted the failure of European Union member states to work together to deal with the influx of migrants since 2015.
  • Taliban won't extend cease-fire in Afghanistan

    Taliban won't extend cease-fire in Afghanistan

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    Those killed in that explosion included civilians, government forces and Taliban fighters. Local media say the Islamic State group, which is a rival to the Taliban, is behind one of the bombings. "The cease-fire was announced by the Taliban for just the three days of the Eid holidays which have come to an end this Sunday evening", said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement.