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Indian-Australian Akshay Venkatesh wins ‘Nobel of mathematics’ Fields medal

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A former Perth school boy has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize for mathematics", becoming just the second Australian to receive the award. Three other winners of the Fields Medal 2018 are Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli and Peter Scholze. He joined the bachelor's course in mathematics at the University of Western Australia when he was 13. Read More »

Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?

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Police in Kearney, MO said an employee at a truck stop reported Sunday that she saw someone resembling Tibbetts eating at a Taco Bell. One of the most powerful moments came when Calderwood said she felt her daughter's presence each day. He said dozens of investigators from his agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and local law enforcement are working on the case, and that they haven't ruled out any possibilities and are checking out every lead they receive. Read More »

Vatican Draft Alters Catechism Wording on Capital Punishment, Calling It 'Inadmissible'

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It also notes that "more effective systems of detention have been developed, which ensure the due protection of citizens but, at the same time, do not definitively deprive the guilty of the possibility of redemption". Several capital punishment proposals for different crimes are pending in the Senate, but discussions on these were not prioritized. According to a 2016 Pew Research poll , U.S. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani keeps moving the bar on the Mueller investigation

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Prosecutors could try to pursue other charges if they uncover what they consider criminal behavior in the Russian Federation probe. THE FACTS: It is correct to say that election collusion isn't a precise legal term. Of course not, ' Giuliani said . Rep. Steve Cohen told CNN that he believes President Donald Trump's son and son-in-law will be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for communications with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections. Read More »

Judge blocks publication of plans for 3D printed plastic guns

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The ruling blocked a settlement that Defense Distributed , a Texas-based gun rights organization, and the federal government reached in June that made it legal to post 3D printable gun plans online. A USA judge ruled that a website had to temporarily suspend posting the blueprint for undetectable firearms. "These guns which have no serial numbers and are not traceable by law enforcement are unsafe", Grewal said. Read More »

HEROES RETURN: Trump Thanks Kim for Returning Remains of US Soldiers

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Talks on resuming field operations, which ran for a decade before they were suspended by the Bush administration in 2005, could take place soon, McKeague said. Interested in North Korea? When Pyongyang handed over 55 sets of remains last month, North Korean officials included written information about where the bones had been found, providing researchers with vital clues. Read More »

Bush's doctor's killing may have been act of revenge

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Spencer said she immediately called her daughter to try to contact him and called the police. Pappas should be considered armed, unsafe and possibly suicidal, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Wednesday. Police received a tip on Tuesday after CCTV was released of the suspect. "He's considered to be armed and unsafe, and people should not try to deal with him directly", the police chief said. Read More »

White House asserts 'vast' effort to protect elections

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Coats said the Russian meddling effort reached into the Kremlin itself. The Kremlin denies United States claims it meddled in its last presidential election. "It's important to understand", Wray cautioned, "this is not just an election-cycle threat". He added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was working closely with social media companies ahead of the mid-term elections. Read More »

Kansas firefighters head west to help battle wildfires

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Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire ( Mendocino Complex ) in the hills north of Upper Lake, California, U.S. Air tankers have been dropping fire retardant on two wildfires in Northern California to help try and stop them spreading any further. California Gov. Read More »

Trump holds Fla. rally to support Republican candidate for governor

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A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to questions about when the billionaire president last bought groceries or anything else himself. Shoppers do need IDs to buy alcohol, some medicines and cigarettes. Scott didn't join Trump at the rally but appeared with him at an earlier event. "In this country the only time you don't need it in many cases is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to vote for a senator, when you want to vote for a governor or a ... Read More »

U.S. unveils Indo-Pacific investment plan

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Speaking at the same event, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States has eased export controls for high-technology product sales to India. The Trump administration on Monday announced $113.5 million in immediate usa funding to seed new strategic initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region to counter the Chinese threat - both in the economic and defence spheres. Read More »

NZ changes 'sexist' road signs after seven-year-old complains

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Zoe Carew, a 7-year-old girl in New Zealand , penned a letter to the concerned authorities, pointing out that women workers can work as lineman too. Carew's mother also annouced the news over twitter, saying that she was: 'So proud of my seven-year-old'. So proud of my 7yo. High 5s all round!' "The new signs will replace the old ones when they need replacement due to wear and tear, this may take some time", said Gammie. Read More »

State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

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Between 1990 and 2005 229 sets of remains from the North were repatriated, but those operations were suspended when ties worsened over Pyongyang's banned nuclear weapons programme. In late July, Pyongyang handed over the remains of dozens of United States soldiers who died during in the 1950-1953 Korean War. "These 55 can set the stage for more to come", Downes said. Read More »

Corbyn under fire over Holocaust meeting

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Peter Willsman, a prominent Corbyn ally on Labour's national executive committee (NEC) recently blamed Jewish "Trump fanatics" for "making up" allegations of anti-Semitism against the party. He said the Labour leader had to do more than apologise for appearing on a platform with a Holocaust survivor who compared Israel to Nazism. Mr Willsman apologised, acknowledged the "offensive nature of my comments" and referred himself for "equalities training" after a recording emerged of his ... Read More »

Police confirm three dead in plane crash at Greenville Municipal Airport

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The plane left from Pembroke Airport, which is about 145 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, near the provincial boundary of Ontario and Quebec. Jesse Crandall says witnesses saw the airplane pass over Greenville Municipal Airport, bank sharply and then descend suddenly to the ground on the approach to the runway. Read More »

Philip Wilson to 'remain a Bishop' despite covering up child sex abuse

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The 67-year-old was convicted in May of failing to tell police about abuse by another priest, James Fletcher, despite knowing of the crimes for over 40 years. But Concerned Catholics Canberra-Goulburn chair John Warhurst said the fact that it took so for Wilson to "do the right thing" did not reflect well on the church's efforts to present itself as a "humbled organisation". Read More »

Federal judge in Seattle blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

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Lawmakers say that the 3D printable guns are risky because they are unregistered and can be undetectable by metal detectors because they are made from plastic. There followed a four-year legal battle, with Defense Distributed joining forces with the Second Amendment Foundation - which defends the right to own guns - to sue the State Department. Read More »

ANC will support constitutional amendment to expropriate land without compensation

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks after his meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street, London, April 17, 2018. Parliament had instructed the committee to determine whether a review the Constitution was necessary to make it possible for the state to expropriate land, in the public interest, without compensation. Read More »

Man Allegedly Used Tinder to Kill, Rape Multiple Women

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The same voices that direct Drayton's dirty deeds also cause him to black out, he said. 'There weren't any issues. "Everything has to be vetted", NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said. Now, police sources tell ABC News that Drayton is claiming he was involved in three murders in NY and as many as seven murders in total nationwide - though no evidence has emerged to validate Drayton's additional claims. Read More »

White House says Trump Russia tweet just opinion

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Trump's tweets comes after the president denied Tuesday there was any "collusion" between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and declared that " collusion is not a crime " anyway. When pressed by reporters on how she tells the difference between a presidential order or an opinion, Sanders said Trump makes his intentions "pretty clear". Read More »

Trump uses Twitter to promote video of supporters chanting 'CNN sucks'

Acosta and other reporters have faced such reaction at many other previous rallies, particularly when Trump directly attacks the media during his speeches. That's frustrating for him and it would be frustrating for anybody'. Acota later tweeted that he chatted with Trump supporters, saying that he "took more questions from them than the president has taken from the press lately". Read More »

Ontario government defends move to axe basic income pilot project

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DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS/NewscomA Canadian province's planned three-year experiment with a universal basic income (UBI) is ending after just one year. MacLeod also announced the province would be "winding down" its basic income pilot project, which gave payments to low-income people in certain communities. Read More »

U.S. culture ‘less hospitable to people of faith,’ AG Sessions says

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Sessions, who has always been an advocate for "religious freedom", praised a recent Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of Colorado baker Jack Philips, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. "It must be confronted intellectually and politically and defeated", Sessions said. "The Department of Justice is committed to assisting with that effort". Read More »