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Australia announces extra $140m aid for drought-hit farmers

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Previously, drought-stricken farmers had to apply for cashback subsidies and loans as forms of monetary relief, the Telegraph reports. Drought-awareness campaigner Edwina Robertson broke down when she met the Prime Minister in country NSW on Sunday after he announced $190 million of relief. Read More »

Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns

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District Judge T.S. Ellis III said late on August 3 that Downing could begin his questioning of Laporta on Monday and wouldn't rush him. Assistant US Attorney Uzo Asonye asked Gates , "Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Gates said "yes" to both questions. Manafort, facing charges of bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Read More »

Trump Slams Hillary, Dems on '100%' Russian Collusion

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It was later reported that was false and the president was involved in constructing his son's misleading statement. They later reversed course in a memo to Mueller and said Trump was indeed behind the statement that omitted the prospect of collecting dirt on Clinton. Read More »

Eritrean Airlines makes first flight to Addis in 20 years

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However, local residents took to the streets in protest of the Oromo invasion, burned down and looted shops and churches and chanted, "Abiy Down" referring to the Ethiopian prime Minister who hails from Oromo. The decision sent off a chain of fast-paced diplomatic moves between the two countries, which saw the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia visit their respective countries after two decades of diplomatic freeze. Read More »

Trump campaign associate invited alleged Russian spy Maria Butina to Styx concert

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Gordon, 50, told the newspaper the whole Butina saga is "sensationalized click bait" in an attempt to "smear" Republicans she had contact with over the last several years. Republicans and conservatives". Gordon, a Trump campaign national security advisor. Prosecutors allege that Butina, 29, was directed by a Russian official to get involved in USA politics while she was a graduate student at American University. Read More »

[LISTEN] 'I'm not done with them yet!' De Lille warns DA members

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De Lille has agreed to step down from her post as mayor at the end of October after various public and court battles with the party. As a result, the proposed open disciplinary hearings due to be held against her will fall away. All internal disciplinary charges against her have been dropped and she will remain a member of the DA, she announced at a joint press conference with DA party leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday. Read More »

9-year-old's lemonade stand robbed by BB gun-toting suspect

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Shortly after the robbery police found a camouflage hat, a black BB handgun and stolen metal tin with no money in it, stashed in some nearby trees. Within hours, he had raised over $250 for his landscaping business. "In today's world, people are very bold", he said. "He was definitely shocked", Huyck said. Neighbors told WSOC-TV in Charlotte that the boy went back out and began selling lemonade despite the robbery. Read More »

Trump Tweets 'Tariffs Are Working,' Can Pay Down Debt

China has announced retaliatory tariffs on $US60 billion ($81bn) worth of usa goods ranging from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to some aircraft and warned of further measures, signalling it will not back down in a protracted trade war with Washington . Read More »

1 dead, up to 70 injured in major explosion on Italian highway

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At least one person died and more than 40 others were injured on Monday after a tanker truck exploded on a motorway outside the northern Italian city of Bologna. A video shot from a parked auto at the moment of the explosion appeared to show someone being engulfed by flames when the tanker exploded. "It is advisable not to approach the area", the police wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of damage caused by the accident. Read More »

5 killed, 44 wounded in night of gun violence in Chicago

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Police investigate a shooting Sunday morning that happened near a laundromat at 3909 S. Archer Ave. At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago , in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticize the city's Democratic leadership. Read More »

Illinois creates holiday to celebrate Pres. Obama

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Nancy Pelosi wrote : "Happy birthday, President @BarackObama! ". An early version of the bill had pushed for the day to be a legal holiday with paid time off and closed government offices, but the final version made it a commemorative holiday. Read More »

Bray fire uncovers massive 'EIRE' sign from World War 2

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While the signs are common on the west coast of Ireland this one at Bray Head, County Wicklow had been hidden for years under thick undergrowth. The discovery was made by a Garda Air Support Unit crew. The majority of EIRE signs were constructed by volunteers who worked at nearby Look Out posts and a number was added to each sign, so pilots could get their bearings while flying over Ireland. Read More »

Hurricane Hector strengthens to Category 4 storm

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The National Hurricane Center said the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the storm's progress. Kilauea volcano continues to erupt in Hawaii, and now the islands are in the path of a category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Hector is tracking for a close call with Hawaii's Big Island, parts of which are still coping with destruction from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. Read More »

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hits out at Corbyn’s anti-semitism stance

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Mr Corbyn has said seven of the examples have been adopted into Labour's code of conduct, with "the essence" of the other four captured in the document. Making matters more fraught, the party has launched disciplinary action against two of its members of Parliament who harshly criticized Corbyn in the wake of the decision. Read More »

5 killed after plane crashes in California parking lot

The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. local time . Fire authorities were called at 12:28 local time (19:28 GMT) after the small plane hit a parked red vehicle, while its owner was in a shop. There were no injuries on the ground, according to OCFA. Tony Bommarito, the public information officer with Orange County Fire Authority. "Nobody on the ground was injured, so I don't know anything about what this pilot did or what he was thinking, but it could have been much more tragic ". Read More »

US Ambassador’s vehicle attacked in Dhaka

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On Saturday the protests took a violent turn in Dhaka's Jigatala neighbourhood, with more than 100 people injured as police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators. Her Awami League party has also defended the actions of party activists accused of violence. On Saturday, US ambassador Bernicat's vehicle was set upon by a mob. Read More »

European allies uneasy as US restores Iran sanctions

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The plunge in the currency and soaring inflation have sparked sporadic demonstrations against profiteering and corruption, with many protesters chanting anti-government slogans. Rouhani is due to give a televised address to the nation at 21:40 pm (1715 GMT) on Monday to outline plans for tackling the currency decline and impact of sanctions. Read More »

Killed in Plane Crash in California Parking Lot

Concialdi added that no one on the ground was hurt and there was no fire. They said she was 29 years old. Tony Bommarito, the public information officer with Orange County Fire Authority. All five victims were passengers on the plane, according to the report. Photos from the scene showed the plane upright but on its belly. Crews were working to clean up spilled fuel at the location. Read More »

Manafort bank fraud trial, day four

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Washkuhn also said Rick Gates , Manafort's business partner who is now a prosecution witness, repeatedly asked her to change old financial statements to show additional income, and requested copies of financial statements that could be edited. Read More »

Portland Braces for Violence Amid Far-Right March

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Officers stood in the middle of a four-lane boulevard, essentially forming a wall to keep the two sides separated. Counter-protesters prepare to clash with Patriot Prayer protesters during a rally in Portland on Saturday. In a "Hate Watch" report, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) warned "threats of violence" are looming over the upcoming rally, which it suggested could be "another Charlottesville", referring to the Virginia march that left a counterprotester dead. Read More »

Iran is seen readying major exercise as tensions with US simmer

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Later that day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he is also in favor of Trump meeting with Iranian leaders, but added three preconditions. The US military's Central Command confirmed that it had seen an increase in Iranian activities, including in the strategic Strait of Hormuz; a major waterway for oil shipments which the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatened to close . Read More »

Sheriff: No motive, no 2nd shooter in Las Vegas massacre

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On Friday, Las Vegas police released its final report from its investigation into the massacre that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. Paddock "heavily invested, monetarily and emotionally, in any activity he began", the report says, giving as examples his past interest in flying and scuba diving. Read More »

11 children rescued from filthy compound with little food or water

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The victims ranged from 1 to 15 years old and have since been placed in the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department, according to deputies. Morten was charged with harboring a fugitive - namely Ibn Wahhaj, who was held without bail on a charge of abducting his son, who remains missing. The raid came after cops received a message believed to have originated inside the compound that stated, "We are starving and need food and water". Read More »

Police called on African-American student eating lunch

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Kanoute whipped out her phone and recorded video of what was going on, which she later posted on Facebook and is heard nervously responding, "I was just eating my lunch". University officials and campus police will also try to improve protocols for responding to calls for assistance, she said. "This painful incident reminds us of the ongoing legacy of racism and bias in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their daily lives". Read More »

Saudi Arabia expels Canada’s ambassador, freezes all trade with Ottawa

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The move, which underscores a newly aggressive foreign policy led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, comes after Canada demanded the immediate release of human rights campaigners swept up in a recent crackdown. Canada's government has so far made no public comments on Saudi Arabia's diplomatic measures. Samar Badawi is the sister-in-law of Raif Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada and recently became a Canadian citizen. Read More »

Teen becomes youngest woman jailed in UK for terrorism

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She had been lured in by IS fighter Naweed Hussain, originally from Coventry, but was prevented from joining the 32-year-old who she purported to marry in an online ceremony. Instead of committing a terror attack in Syria, she discussed a grenade and gun attack on the British Museum and played what the judge called a "leading role" in an "advanced plan". Read More »

ANC reacts to attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Maduro

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Two witnesses who live in nearby apartment buildings say they saw a drone hovering over a residential street and then heard a forceful explosion. Six people have been arrested after yesterday's apparent assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the nation's interior minister said on national TV. Read More »

Trump Would Fight Any US Special Counsel Subpoena in Court -president's Lawyer

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A short while later, he tweeted , "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication , that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". became clear earlier this year, in a leaked letter from Trump's legal team to Mueller's office. In that statement, he falsely claimed that the session attended by his eldest son and other high-ranking campaign aides was "primarily" about the adoption of Russian children. Read More »

Former Marine's wife being deported to Mexico

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The Juarez's eldest daughter will remain in the U.S. with her father, but Estela will soon join her mother in Mexico given Temo Juarez frequently travels for work. Without knowing what she was doing, Juarez signed paperwork in 1998 during an unsuccessful attempt to enter the US that gave away her future rights to come to the country legally, the Sentinel reported . Read More »

China threatens new tariffs on $60bn worth of USA goods

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called China's Vice-Premier Liu He last week in a bid to persuade Beijing to approve US chip maker Qualcomm's takeover deal of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors, the Post reported. Days later, Washington unveiled a list of another US$200 billion in Chinese goods, from areas as varied as electrical machinery, leather goods and seafood, that would be hit with 10 per cent import duties. Read More »