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Japan's prime minister on Wednesday (July 11) met people forced from their homes by devastating rains that have killed at least 179 people , as the government said it would review its disaster management plans. The intensifying heat was expected to trigger thunderstorms on Wednesday, with authorities warning new landslides could be set off on mountainsides saturated with water.
  • Trump Announces New Taxes on TVs and Air Conditioners

    Trump Announces New Taxes on TVs and Air Conditioners

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    Chinese retaliation: China has threatened to retaliate dollar-for-dollar if the Trump administration imposes a new round of tariffs. These new suggested levies won't take effect until after a public comment period which runs through August.
  • Trump plays up suspense over momentous Supreme Court nomination

    Trump plays up suspense over momentous Supreme Court nomination

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    A confirmation of Mr. Trump's nominee could give conservatives a reliable, long-term majority on the highest court. Otherwise, a filibuster could hold up a nomination indefinitely. Already one of the list men, Neil Gorsuch , has been named to the court by Trump . According to the New York Times , Trump "found him likable but comparatively boring".
  • European Union officials criticise US President Donald Trump over attitude toward allies

    European Union officials criticise US President Donald Trump over attitude toward allies

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    After Putin told Trump that White House advisers were trying to interfere, Trump reportedly called those advisers "stupid people", and told Putin he "shouldn't listen to them ". Trump has shown little regard for America's traditional bonds with the Old World, publicly upbraiding world leaders at NATO's new headquarters a year ago for not spending enough on defense and delivering searing indictments of Western trading partners last month at an global summit in Canada.
  • Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

    Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

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    The team has been trapped in the cave for two weeks. The ambulance drove toward a helipad, where a helicopter was seen taking off shortly after to the cheers of the crowd below. Officials did not immediately comment. The mission has now been paused for at least 10 hours as air tanks need to be replaced. Previously, the entire round trip through the cave network was thought to take about 11 hours.
  • Dutch museum 'shocked' to learn of Wonderboom plane crash

    Dutch museum 'shocked' to learn of Wonderboom plane crash

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    Jurgen Kotze, chief operating officer for Emer-G-Med services, said the crash was near Wonderboom airport on the Moloto Road. "Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical", said Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for ER24, a private emergency medical service, according to South Africa's Independent Online .
  • Kavanaugh pick was scripted end to Trump's reality show

    Kavanaugh pick was scripted end to Trump's reality show

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    Meanwhile, 24 percent bet on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and 7 percent bet on Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Kavanaugh said that if he's confirmed, he "will keep an open mind in every case" and "always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law".
  • What we know about new health secretary Matt Hancock

    What we know about new health secretary Matt Hancock

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    With Johnson's resignation , a noisy rebellion among the ranks could gather steam. Addressing parliament today, the Prime Minister told MPs: "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honouring the result of the referendum".
  • David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

    David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

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    Despite two Cabinet ministers resigning within the space of 24 hours - the first time this happened for over 35 years - Prime Minister Theresa May is still in office. She said: "On Friday at Chequers our cabinet agreed a comprehensive and ambitious proposal that provides a responsible and credible basis for regressing negotiations with the European Union towards a new relationship after we leave on the 29 March next year".
  • May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

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    British and European Union officials are hoping to strike a deal on the terms of Britain´s withdrawal and agree to a plan for future trade ties in time for an European Union summit in October. Tory MPs can trigger a vote of no confidence if 48 of them submit letters to the 1922 backbencher committee, chaired by Sir Graham Brady. But leading pro-Brexit lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he didn't think she would face a leadership challenge .
  • WhatsApp begins its hard battle against fake news in India

    WhatsApp begins its hard battle against fake news in India

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    Once the app detects any suspicious link, it will then mark the link with a red label to let users easily differentiate between a fake and genuine link. Or will it exclusively target phishing websites or sites with dodgy security measures or a ton of spam? WhatsApp has a pretty extensive list of features, but the Facebook-owned company is always adding more.
  • USA will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

    USA will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

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    The infant is one of hundreds of children who have yet to be reunited with their parents, with many separated from their families under the Trump administration's recently rescinded "zero tolerance" family separation policy. The plan for Tuesday was unusual not only for its secrecy, but for its oversight: The Department of Homeland Security is not typically involved directly in family reunifications.
  • Trump says Putin may be easiest meeting of European trip

    Trump says Putin may be easiest meeting of European trip

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    This is not fair, nor is it acceptable. He believes that many of them are effectively getting a free ride, want the USA to take their security more seriously than they do themselves, and are taking advantage of the U.S. "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of all", he said as he boarded Marine One on his way to Europe. At one point, Trump was asked if Putin should be considered a friend or foe.
  • Trump picks his Supreme Court nominee, big reveal tonight

    Trump picks his Supreme Court nominee, big reveal tonight

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    US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a tumultuous confirmation battle over the future direction of the nation's highest court. According to his biography , Kavanaugh worked with Starr from 1994 to 1997, and was the co-author of the Starr Report, which detailed President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and laid out the case for his impeachment.
  • Thai helicopters, divers search for 29 from sunken tourist boat

    Thai helicopters, divers search for 29 from sunken tourist boat

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    The bodies of nine Chinese tourists were being brought to Phuket , where authorities had already confirmed the death of another Chinese man. Some of the bodies were found by divers who entered the wreck on Friday and others were floating in the water, navy official Narong Aurabhakdi said.
  • Divers embark on mission to rescue final 5 trapped in Thai cave

    Divers embark on mission to rescue final 5 trapped in Thai cave

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    Rescuers are racing to save four young footballers and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday, as heavy rains threatened an already perilous escape mission that has seen eight of the boys evacuated. Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osottanakorn said Saturday that mild weather and falling water levels in recent days had created the "perfect" conditions for an underwater evacuation.
  • Britain opens murder case on woman dead from Russian nerve agent

    Britain opens murder case on woman dead from Russian nerve agent

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    It also emerged officers have found a red Ford Transit van which Mr Rowley travelled in with three other men before falling ill. Police said they would be led by the evidence but confirmed a link between the Amesbury case and the Salisbury attack was a main line of inquiry.
  • Third rescue mission underway at Thai cave aims to rescue all left

    Third rescue mission underway at Thai cave aims to rescue all left

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    The hazardous bid to rescue the boys - aged between 11 and 16 - started unexpectedly on Sunday when the rescue team said conditions were flawless for the evacuation. We've started giving them "medical food" this morning. "All eight rescued boys today are in good health , none have a fever", Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the ministry of public health, told a news conference in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.
  • Taiwan protests Air India move to change name to Chinese Taipei

    Taiwan protests Air India move to change name to Chinese Taipei

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    Air India's practice of changing "Taiwan" to " Chinese Taipei " on its website deserves recognition, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday. USA overtures towards Taiwan, from unveiling a new de facto embassy to passing the Taiwan Travel Act, which encourages US officials to visit, have further escalated tension between Beijing and Taipei.
  • Ethics Experts Request Investigation Into Jordan in Ohio State Scandal

    Ethics Experts Request Investigation Into Jordan in Ohio State Scandal

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    Strauss died in 2005. Conservative Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz also defended Jordan, saying the allegations were a "deliberate attempt to knock the best oversight member of Congress off his game" ahead of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok's testimony before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees this week.
  • Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

    Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

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    Apart from the coach, the age ranges given by the doctor indicate that the youngest boy in the group - 11-year-old Chanin Wiboonrungrueng - is still in the cave. Scattered monsoon rains continued to risk percolating through the limestone cave walls to flood the tunnels with water. This is a developing story and will be updated as new information comes in .
  • Trump Sued for Unpaid Overtime by Longtime Driver

    Trump Sued for Unpaid Overtime by Longtime Driver

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    Before Donald Trump rode presidential limousines, above, he had a personal driver for more than 20 years. In the suit, Cintron claims his workday started at 7 a.m. "He worked as long as 55 hours per week, but was paid a fixed salary of $62,700 in 2003, $68,000 in 2006, and $75,000 in 2010". "It's a disgrace that Trump's longtime faithful employee is being exploited and denied his fair wages, however this type of conduct is shameful for someone who claims to represent the working people ...
  • Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick

    Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Republicans are holding "four lottery tickets" with President Trump's final short list of judges who could be nominated to the U.S. A graduate of both Yale college and Yale Law School, he also worked under Kenneth Starr during his independent investigation of then-President Bill Clinton .
  • What just happened in North Korea?

    What just happened in North Korea?

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    The lawmaker's comments come one-day after North Korea criticized the USA for their push for denuclearization . "We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea", Mr. The tone was in stark comparison to Mr Pompeo's characterisation of the talks he held in Pyongyang as a success, though critically he failed to present any new details as to how North Korea would honor its summit commitment to "denuclearise" in exchange for USA security guarantees.
  • 91-year-old woman dies in Williamsburg helicopter crash

    91-year-old woman dies in Williamsburg helicopter crash

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    Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Virginia State Police reported that search and recovery efforts were ongoing at the scene and that there was one confirmed fatality inside the residential structure. Donald Johnson told the newspaper he was 10 feet away from the crash when it struck his apartment building. Bristol Commons is near the campus of The College of William & Mary and is located across Ironbound Road from Dillard Field.
  • Thailand Cave Rescue: 8th Boy Emerges on Second Day of Dangerous Mission

    Thailand Cave Rescue: 8th Boy Emerges on Second Day of Dangerous Mission

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    Officials later confirmed the operation was under way again from about 11am local time (5am BST). Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. Authorities have paused the worldwide effort to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route. Up on the hill, where rescuers had been seeking alternative routes down into the cave, another accident occurred when a vehicle skidded off a dirt track, seriously ...
  • Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

    Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

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    England defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarterfinals to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. It's so much inspiration. Nearly 20 million people in Britain tuned in for the victory over Sweden , not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas.
  • Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream

    Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream

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    President Trump teased his "exceptional" choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy over the weekend; confirming his plans to announce his nominee at 9:00pm Monday evening from the White House . In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, Judge Thomas Hardiman smiles during a meeting with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Hardiman has a tale Republicans like McConnell love: a former taxi driver from the key swing state of Pennsylvania who comes with the recommendation of fellow 3rd ...
  • Trump Insists He Will Be 'Prepared' for Putin Meeting

    Trump Insists He Will Be 'Prepared' for Putin Meeting

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    Croatia will now face England on July 11 in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium to decide who will play in the World Cup final, on July 15, also at Luzhniki. Fyodor Smolov had his first penalty saved by Danijel Subasic and, although Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved a Mateo Kovacic kick, their fate appeared sealed when Mario Fernandes fired wide from their third attempt.
  • Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years for insulting Egyptians on Facebook

    Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years for insulting Egyptians on Facebook

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    Authority took action after she posted a 10-minute video online in which she used swear words to describe her vacation in Egyptian capital Cairo, where she claims she was sexually harassed. With all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling, ' said Emad Kamal. "It is in the context of the law, but the court was applying the maximum penalty", he said.
  • Girl raped for months by principal, two teachers

    Girl raped for months by principal, two teachers

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    Latest addition is from Chhapra district in Bihar where a 13-year-old girl was allegedly blackmailed and gand-raped for seven months by her school principal and two teachers. The girl said her ordeal continued for seven months until her father was released from jail. She somehow managed to escape and reached the Ekma police station, around 60km north of Patna .
  • Michael Cohen’s New Attorney Has Already Started Bashing Trump

    Michael Cohen’s New Attorney Has Already Started Bashing Trump

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    Lawyers for Mr. Trump had been eyeing early July as a possible time for an interview with the special counsel, likely at Camp David or the White House and lasting for about 2½ hours. But in the ABC interview, he said he couldn't comment on advice of his lawyer. "Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the terrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!" "One day I will answer", he said.
  • Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

    Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

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    I believe in one supreme God... "Yes of course, there's God. I just happen to be a human being believing that there's a universal mind somewhere which controls the universe", Duterte said, as quoted by Philstar . He is set to meet with Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles to iron out kinks in his relationship with the Church.
  • North Korea reminds Trump its nuclear weapons won't come cheap

    North Korea reminds Trump its nuclear weapons won't come cheap

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    The spokesman also blasted the United States for "making great publicity" about the suspension of its joint military drills with South Korea, saying that it was hardly a concession because it was a "highly reversible step which can be resumed anytime, at any moment as all of its military force remains intact in its previously held positions without scrapping even a rifle".
  • Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

    Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

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    Trudeau, speaking Friday on CBC Radio's Metro Morning, said Canada has an obligation to help those seeking protection, but that there is a rigorous system to ensure only people who need that help are allowed to stay. As of August 9, those college facilities will be used by students, she said. Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has said the money already allocated is meant to help address some of the immediate temporary housing needs in those provinces.
  • Train derailment in Turkey causes deaths and injuries

    Train derailment in Turkey causes deaths and injuries

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    Turkish media reported that the train left Edirne , on the border with Greece , bound for Istanbul with 360 passengers. "A suburban train had an accident due to a landfall". Over the past few years, Turkish cities have been building high-speed rail lines to replace the country's ageing network. Turkish passengers have in general preferred taking planes or the bus for inter-city travel but this is changing with the new high-speed lines.