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Dam in Kenya bursts, killing 47

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While much of East Africa suffered from severe drought last year, this year it has been recieving heavy rain over the last two months, displacing hundreds and thousands of people in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda. A probe has been launched to evaluate why the dam could not contain water, Kenya's Interior Cabinet Minister Fred Matiang'i said. "They found his body in the morning", said Veronica Wanjiku Ngigi. Read More »

US preparing to impose new sanctions on Iran, White House says

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Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders noted that this can already happen next week. Under terms of the multi-nation accord, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear weapons program in return for relief from worldwide sanctions. The US government says it will impose new sanctions on Iran as early as next week. Recall, the USA announced its withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran from 2015. Read More »

Apple partners with mining firms on zero-carbon aluminium smelting

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Apple just announced that it had an instrumental role in a newly announced joint venture between Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminium which will commercialise patented technology that can eliminate direct greenhouse gas emissions from the "traditional smelting process", a key task in aluminium production. Read More »

Kenya: Death Toll From Subukia Dam Tragedy Rises to 32

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The walls of the reservoir, just under 200km northwest of the capital Nairobi, collapsed late on Wednesday evening. Officials said floodwaters swept away power lines, homes, buildings and a school. "I'm so confused. I hope they are alive", she said. "First responders have been on the ground and we commend them for the work they are doing in the rescue efforts", the statement sent by State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu read. Read More »

Protesters warn democracy at risk if Filipino justice ousted

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The Supreme Court case against Sereno, the nation's first female chief justice, alleged she failed to file statements of assets and liabilities in years past - accusations she categorically denied. Sereno earlier opposed Jardeleza's appointment to the high court. Meanwhile, six judges voted to dismiss the petition. Sereno began her indefinite leave of absence. Read More »

Italy's hard-right, anti-establishment parties close to forming new govt

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Italy has been stuck in political limbo since inconclusive elections in March, with 5-Star offering to form a government with the far-right League but only on condition that it breaks clear from its veteran partner, Berlusconi. Mattarella called on the warring parties to show "responsibility" and support his as yet unnamed government, without which he said he would convene elections in July or in the autumn. Read More »

Jessica Mauboy voted into Eurovision final

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The 28-year-old singer from Sydney has earned herself a spot in the final of the iconic Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal with her performance of We Got Love in this morning's semi-final. The UK will be hoping for its first Eurovision win in more than two decades. The Russian contestant was not included into the list of ten finalists, whose names were announced at the end of the show at the Altice arena in the Portuguese capital: Austria, Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel, Czech ... Read More »

Mike Pence To Robert Mueller On Russia Probe: 'Wrap It Up'

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Trump said , however, that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is more important, adding the USA will win its efforts to have the North abandon its nuclear weapons. Before his 2012 election, the senator represented a House district that included Elkhart. "What I think is that it's been about a year since this investigation began", fired-back the Vice President. Read More »

In Senate primaries, Republicans follow Trump's lead

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Joe Manchin , D-W.Va., in the November general election. Joe Manchin's general election challenger. He was West Virginia's governor during the mine explosion and said then that Blankenship 'had blood on his hands.' After Blankenship's release from prison, Manchin said he hoped Blankenship would 'disappear from the public eye'. Read More »

Ex-Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy shoots self at his Mumbai residence

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Noted columnist and media personality Pritish Nandy expressed his grief on twitter."Very sad to see my friend Himanshu Roy of the Mumbai Police pass away". Former Maharashtra Anti Terrorists Squad (ATS) chief Himanshu Roy on Friday committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence in Mumbai . A 1988-batch IPS officer has worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai . Read More »

Frantic mom grabs sheriff's deputy to save baby's life

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Nix soon learned from the 3-month-old's mother that baby Kingston "was completely unresponsive", the sheriff's office said, after which the deputy pulled his vehicle to the side of the road and tried to help. Hospital staff took over from there. "Kingston and I are going to be buddies for a long time", Nix said. Doctors were able to treat the three-month-old Kingston and the Marion County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook today that he had made a full recovery and left hospital. Read More »

US Slaps Iran's Quds Force With New Sanctions

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The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on three entities and six Iranian individuals linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) two days after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran . Read More »

Michelle Wolf Returns to Seth Meyers' 'Late Night'

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Following her talks about WHCD, Wolf then talked about running a super-marathon. He slammed the White House Critics' Association for denouncing Wolf's performance when they were the ones who "hired her" in the first place. And she was like, "I loved it so much". He also showed a picture of Wolf with her writers after the speech, looking like they were chanting something. Read More »

One dead as attackers slit throats of worshippers at South African mosque

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Police investigators collect evidence at a mosque where three men were attacked in Ottawa, South Africa , May 10, 2018. "Places of worship should always provide a safe space and its sanctity should be respected". KZN police have appealed to anyone with information that could assist them in the investigation to come forward. RUSA is requesting the public's assistance in apprehending these suspects. Read More »

Despite global vows of support, Israel stands alone against Iran in Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Iran had "crossed a crimson line" and that the ensuing bombardment towards targets in Syria "was a consequence". The Israeli military said its airstrikes centered on intelligence bases, weapons storage and logistics centers. "Should there be another Iranian attack , we will be prepared for it, " he said. Read More »

Fresh US sanctions on Iran unlikely to affect India

Yukiya Amano, director-general of the (IAEA), reiterated in a statement that "Iran is subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime" and that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was "a significant verification gain". Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency nominee has ties to Kentucky

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The 81-year-old senator was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma , an aggressive brain cancer. The chairman of a Senate intelligence committee is praising President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as the next director of the CIA . "I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination". Some senators requested about her morals. Former Sen. Read More »

Boeing: US leaving Iran deal won't hurt 737 production

The latest financial sanctions will affect Iran's basic ability to conduct trade and make it hard for other parties to the 2015 agreement - France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China - to keep the agreement alive, if they want continued unobstructed access to US financial institutions. Read More »

Germany, Russian foreign ministers call for Iran deal to be upheld

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However, despite its withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the USA says it will not stop funding intense International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections in Iran, a USA official said Thursday. "We agree to make the appropriate contacts with our German colleagues", he said in a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas . Read More »

Seven feared dead in 'mass tragedy' in Western Australia

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He said five bodies - the four children and one adult - were found inside a building while two other adults were found outside. Dawson said firearms were also found at the scene. The incident took place in the town of Margaret River, which is roughly 150 miles south of the state capital Perth. Officers from the Homicide Squad and Forensic Unit arrived from Perth. Read More »

Trump Hosts Rally in Indiana

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The Trump approach is probably a template for what Senate Republicans and their campaign operations would like to see from the often unpredictable president. The President hopes to build momentum on the heels of fulfilling campaign promises, like declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel with plans to move the US Embassy there on Monday, pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, and delivering on tax cuts. Read More »