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Honestly I disagree with this law. One of the brands, Max Factor , said on Monday it would suspend all work with Qattan, who is known for her make-up tutorials. According to Human Rights Watch , the country's "kafala" sponsorship system, which gives bosses nearly total control over their migrant employees, often results in migrant workers being forced to stay with abusive employers.
  • Supreme Court rules in Owens v Owens 'no fault' marriage

    Supreme Court rules in Owens v Owens 'no fault' marriage

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    By 2020, five years will have elapsed since they began living apart putting an end to the marriage on the grounds of separation. At issue was a portion of the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1973 , which says that courts can not grant a quick divorce unless a husband or wife cites adultery, "unreasonable behaviour" or desertion as the reason for the divorce.
  • House speaker says does not back impeachment of Rosenstein

    House speaker says does not back impeachment of Rosenstein

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    The biggest unmet demand is providing lawmakers access to unredacted documents related to the Clinton investigation , which falls under the House Judiciary subpoena, the officials said. He went on to acknowledge his differences with the deputy attorney general but says he has had constructive discussions with him privately. The department's number two leader is responsible for Mueller and his work because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any Justice Department ...
  • Egyptian zoo ‘paints donkey’ to look like zebra

    Egyptian zoo ‘paints donkey’ to look like zebra

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    Cairo's International Garden municipal park has moved to deny allegations they painted black stripes on a white donkey after suspicious images emerged online of the animal in question. This particular "zebra" for example, lacked the distinctive mane and long ears associated with the African animal. The "stripes" on the photographed animal also appeared to have smudged in the heat.
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is 'trolling' people over security clearance threats

    Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is 'trolling' people over security clearance threats

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    According to Sarah Sanders , White House press secretary , President Trump is looking into possibilities to revoke security clearances for people that worked for the government. I restated to him what I have said in public: " John Brennan and others partisans should have their security clearances revoked", Paul tweeted. But that, experts said, serves to do exactly what Trump charges the former officials of doing: politicizing the clearance process.
  • US airlines' changes in Taiwan references still 'incomplete', China regulator says

    US airlines' changes in Taiwan references still 'incomplete', China regulator says

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    Other airlines, including Qantas Airways Ltd., Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG, have already cooperated with China's wishes. China continues to claim the island as part of its territory. Hong Kong and Macau are former European colonies that are now part of China but run largely autonomously. It had threatened penalties if the changes were not made before July 25.
  • ISIS Attacks Kill at Least 150 in Southern Syrian City

    ISIS Attacks Kill at Least 150 in Southern Syrian City

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    At least 150 people have been killed and 176 injured across Suwayda province since Wednesday morning, according to reports by SOHR and local pro-opposition news outlet Suwayda 24 . The rare attacks in Sweida and its capital, a predominantly Druze city, came amid a government offensive in the country's south. Government forces are battling an affiliate of the Islamic State group near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights area and the border with Jordan.
  • Lira Plunges After Turkish Central Bank Unexpectedly Holds Rates

    Lira Plunges After Turkish Central Bank Unexpectedly Holds Rates

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    And today's CBT monetary policy meeting decision will be decisive. Since his appointment, Albayrak has sought to reassure markets and present himself as trustworthy on the economy, insisting the central bank's independent status would not be "a subject of speculation".
  • North Korea Could Begin Returning Remains of US Missing on Friday

    North Korea Could Begin Returning Remains of US Missing on Friday

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    North Korea will soon return the remains of some of the US soldiers killed in the Korean War, the South's Yonhap news agency reported Thursday, starting a process agreed by leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump . Pompeo noted that the recovery of remains is unrelated to the main USA goal of achieving the "denuclearization" of North Korea. At right is U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo .
  • Trump, Putin and the case of the missing question

    Trump, Putin and the case of the missing question

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    The White House said it is pushing back a second planned meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin , citing a so-called " Russia witch hunt" as a reason for the setback. Wednesday's hearing is the first in a series created to try to force more clarity on the administration at a time when Mr. Trump is engaged in high-stakes diplomacy on trade, North Korea's nuclear program, Iran's nuclear ambitions, Syria and ongoing tension with Russian Federation.
  • 'Stay out of sun' warning angers tourism bosses

    'Stay out of sun' warning angers tourism bosses

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    Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall, fears warnings could have an impact on the economy. It may be roasting in the big cities but down in the West Country there's a lovely sea breeze on the coast which lasts for about five or six miles inland.
  • Former Trump aide Manafort due in court over bid to delay trial

    Former Trump aide Manafort due in court over bid to delay trial

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    Prosecutors have accused him and his former business partner Rick Gates of laundering millions of dollars through overseas shell companies. Alex Van der Zwaan, a lawyer who once worked closely with Manafort and Gates, has also pleaded guilty and has been sentenced.
  • Murder suspect identified in MacArthur stabbing

    Murder suspect identified in MacArthur stabbing

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    The BART Police Department is releasing images of the suspect wanted for fatally stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson and wounding her sister at MacArthur Station Sunday night. "I think he would absolutely kill somebody if he had something against someone", Kincaid said. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said authorities continue to investigate whether John Cowell , 27, was motivated by racial hate when he killed Nia Wilson , 18, and wounded her sister, Letifah Wilson, 26.
  • U.S. Christian pastor leaves Turkish prison after court ruling

    U.S. Christian pastor leaves Turkish prison after court ruling

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    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to slap "large sanctions" on Turkey unless Ankara freed an American pastor whose detention has further strained relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for worldwide religious freedom, referenced Brunson during his opening remarks on Tuesday. Lawmakers have also called on Turkey to release Brunson, and the final version of Congress's fiscal 2019 defense bill included a provision ...
  • Iran Army Warns of 'Firm, Strong Response' to US Threats

    Iran Army Warns of 'Firm, Strong Response' to US Threats

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    Rouhani dismissed the recent belligerent comments by American officials against the Iranian nation as "baseless and unfounded", noting that their "hollow threats" do not even warrant a response. Oil prices of reference marks continue to decline on July 24, the day before, the market concentrated on the risks of increasing the supply of oil, pushing the disputes between the leaders of the USA and Iran to second place.
  • Trump's planned White House meeting with Putin pushed back to next year

    Trump's planned White House meeting with Putin pushed back to next year

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here Wednesday that he is committed to working with the Congress on a new Russian Federation sanctions bill, after he issued a "Crimea Declaration" that rejected Russia's control of Crimea. "Why does he do those things?" South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said: "If it were me, I'd check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House ".
  • Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election despite accusations of rigging

    Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election despite accusations of rigging

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    Throughout the night, Mr Khan's supporters celebrated outside party offices nationwide. The election was essentially between Pakistan's two largest political parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the PTI. "We will not allow anyone to steal the mandate the nation has given to us", she told a news conference. Recent nationwide polls indicate a tight race, with Khan's party ahead on 30 percent in one survey, compared to 27 percent for PML-N.
  • China’s Xi promises $14.7 billion of investment during South Africa visit

    China’s Xi promises $14.7 billion of investment during South Africa visit

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    Beijing this week sharply rejected accusations by Mr Trump that it was manipulating the yuan to give its exporters an edge, saying Washington appeared determined to provoke a trade war, according to AFP. Speaking at the same event, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the world's second-biggest economy would take active measures to expand imports from South Africa to support development in Africa's most industrialised economy.
  • Trumps threats are ‘psychological warfare: Iran general

    Trumps threats are ‘psychological warfare: Iran general

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    The 2015 deal places restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief. In an apparent slap-back at President Donald Trump , Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday tweeted an-all caps post slamming the president for siding with Russian Federation on election hacking over US intelligence officials.
  • Trump responds to Cohen's secret recording, calls it 'sad'

    Trump responds to Cohen's secret recording, calls it 'sad'

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    So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? CNN reported that Trump's attorneys had waived his attorney-client privilege on the tape. Sharpton said he and his organization, the National Action Network, often dealt with Cohen when they opposed Trump on various fronts over three decades.
  • Greece wildfires: Reports say at least 50 dead

    Greece wildfires: Reports say at least 50 dead

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    His government has asked other European countries for helicopters and additional firefighters to help tackle the fires. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are found in gutted homes. Tsipras cut short his visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina and returned to Athens . Alexis Tsipras, the country's prime minister and leader of the Syriza party, declared three days of national mourning but added: "We mustn't let mourning overwhelm us, because these hours are hours of battle, unity, ...
  • Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed

    Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed

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    The tape then cuts off abruptly - a fact the president jumped on. I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so? Trump interrupts Cohen asking, "What financing?" according to the recording. Trump interjects to ask "What financing" which his lawyer responds: 'We'll have to pay'. "I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen said in the recording, which is likely a reference to AMI chief David Pecker.
  • Carter Page denies he was an adviser to Kremlin

    Carter Page denies he was an adviser to Kremlin

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    The issue returned to the spotlight Saturday evening when the Justice Department published a heavily redacted version of the pre-election application to eavesdrop on Page, a foreign policy adviser who was suspected of being a Russian agent.
  • Modi To Gift 200 Cows To Rwandan President During Africa Visit

    Modi To Gift 200 Cows To Rwandan President During Africa Visit

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    Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, agreed here Monday to further promote bilateral cooperation in a bid to bring more benefits to the Chinese, Rwandan and African people. India's development partnership now includes implementation of 180 Lines of Credit worth about $11 billion in over 40 African countries. Uganda and India yesterday signed a defence pact that will see the two countries strengthen existing ties in military training.
  • Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Plane With Patriot Missiles

    Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Plane With Patriot Missiles

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    The source did not say whether the plane had been hit. Some Israeli military officials suggest that the plane may have unintentionally crossed the border briefly, though it ultimately crashed inside Syria. The spiraling Israeli-Syrian tensions have spurred intercession by Moscow, which sent Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and its top general on Monday for talks with Netanyahu.
  • Old boy Dominic Raab has end-of-term blues

    Old boy Dominic Raab has end-of-term blues

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    Speaking to the House of Commons" Brexit select committee, Association of British Insurers chief Huw Evans said that in the event of a " no deal' Brexit next year private pension firms and insurers in the United Kingdom would be left unsure if they may legally pay pensions or claims to customers in some European Union countries such as France.
  • Syria slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets by Israel

    Syria slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets by Israel

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    Writing on Twitter in Arabic, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the Syrians were allowed into the country following written commitments that Germany, Britain and Canada would resettle them following the operation. The military push has damaged hospitals and civil defence centres, pushing hundreds of thousands to flee towards the Jordanian and Israeli borders, which remained sealed.
  • Trump fires off hostile tweet in war of words with Iran

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    President Donald Trump's all-caps Iran tweet anxious many , including CNN Global Affairs Analyst Max Boot . Javad Zarif tweeted: "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago". "This seems to be a little out of character and really a little alarming for many people", said Francona, a former US Air Force intelligence officer who worked in the Middle East and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
  • Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany..

    Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany..

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    The foreign ministry in Damascus slammed the evacuation on Monday, calling it a "criminal operation", and repeating its accusation that the White Helmets were a front for "terrorists". The Israeli army said it had evacuated the rescue workers overnight "due to an immediate threat". The evacuees included someone who broke their leg en route, and a mother who gave birth to her child just moments before she was taken across the border.
  • Hydroelectric Dam Collapse Leaves Several Dead, Hundreds Missing in Laos

    Hydroelectric Dam Collapse Leaves Several Dead, Hundreds Missing in Laos

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    The dam released five billion litres of water into the San Sai district of Attapeu on Tuesday, leaving at least 100 people missing and "several human lives claimed". A later report on the website of the state-run Vientiane Times newspaper , however, said water had overflowed the dam, rather than bursting it. When contacted by phone in Laos' capital Vientiane, a company official told AFP: "We do not have any official reports about it yet".
  • Ryan: Trump 'Just Trolling People' With Threat To Revoke Security Clearances

    Ryan: Trump 'Just Trolling People' With Threat To Revoke Security Clearances

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    Trump's goal to achieve better trade deals and a better deal for Americans was a good one, but "I think tariffs are taxes and I think there are better tools that we can use", Ryan told reporters. But, as Ryan noted, some of the figures Sanders mentioned - like Comey and McCabe - don't even have security clearances anymore since their employments were terminated.
  • At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens

    At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens

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    Some rushed to the beaches. Some residents used garden hoses to try to save their properties while others escaped in cars and on mopeds. SKAI also reported that eight bodies were brought the port of Rafina, but NPR could not independently confirm that information.
  • Toronto mayor calls for gun control in wake of deadly shooting

    Toronto mayor calls for gun control in wake of deadly shooting

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    Toronto's police chief says a 10 year-old girl was killed alongside an 18-year-old woman when a gunman opened fire at a restaurant. While some friends said he was "not at all radical", others said he was more interested in Islamic discussions "when there were more people around".
  • Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms

    Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms

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    Similar to Saturday , the risk for severe weather remains low, but strong wind, heavy rain and frequent lightning will all be possible with storms later today . The 2pm-8pm time frame will offer the best chance for a few isolated severe storms in our area. It will be breezy with highs topping out in the 70s.
  • Pakistan Elections: Campaign rallies end ahead of Wednesday's vote

    Pakistan Elections: Campaign rallies end ahead of Wednesday's vote

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    Shehbaz Sharif, the elder brother of Nawaz who leads the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was quoted by Urdu-language news channel Express News as saying that he would visit Mahathir as well as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to learn from them and "make Pakistan a great nation".
  • Russian FM meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem over Syria, Iran

    Russian FM meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem over Syria, Iran

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    He underlined that Iran has remained fully committed to its obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a fact that has been repeatedly confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).