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Tory chair asks Boris Johnson to apologise over attack on burqas

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Earlier, a source close to Mr Johnson reportedly said it's "ridiculous" that he's being criticised for Islamophobia. Lewis tweeted that he agreed with Burt, adding that he had asked Johnson to apologise as a result. Mohamed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said Johnson's article had been "totally out of order". "Boris, he is Turkish!" exclaimed a group of Muslims with fraternal glee when I chatted to them on holiday ten days ago. Read More »

GTA under a thunderstorm watch as heat warning continues

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Meteorologists said there could be significant rainfall amounts in some areas with wind custs up to 90 km/h. Severe thunderstorm watches are in effect for Strathroy, Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex Counties, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. The national weather service warns people to take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Read More »

Trump administration moves ahead with new round of tariffs on Chinese imports

China's July exports rose 12.2 percent from a year earlier, beating forecasts for a 10 percent increase according to the latest Reuters poll, and up from a 11.2 percent gain in June. The U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday released a list of 279 tariff lines to be hit with the tariffs. Beijing has called on United States officials to be "cool headed", but fired back warning it would impose duties on an additional $60 billion in U.S. Read More »

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad

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Aziz Asbar near the northwestern Syrian city of Masyaf, commenting that " assuming that [Asbar] was indeed involved in terrorist activity, I welcome his departure from the world ". The Syrian Scientific Research Centre has always been a focus of worldwide efforts to curtail Syria's capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological weapons. Read More »

US candidates in tight race in hotly contested OH election

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Democrats will settle a six-candidate contest for the party's nomination in the Kansas City-area 3rd Congressional District held by four-term Republican Rep. Polls have closed in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, Missouri, Michigan and Kansas. But it isn't entirely clear if Trump's support will ultimately help or hurt Balderson on Tuesday. Read More »

Hail hurts 8 people, kills 3 animals at zoo

Eight people were taken from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to the hospital with injuries sustained from hail, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department . The zoo estimated that 304 vehicles had damage from the large hail in the zoo's parking lot. The severe weather moved through southern Colorado where a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for hours on Monday afternoon. Read More »

Video Shows Breaching Great White Shark Startle Researcher

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It opened its mouth right at my feet... In the video of the incident, the boat's captain screams, "Holy crap!" He said: "Did you see that?" A shark sighting in Truro Tuesday is keeping swimmers out of the water at two beaches. "While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they're certainly possible", the scientists wrote. Great white sharks can get up to 20 feet long, and have powerful tails that enable them to swim up to 15 miles per hour and breach the water during ... Read More »

Foreign affairs minister 'very keen' to quickly wrap up NAFTA negotiations

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Talks among Mexico, the United States and Canada to modernize the 1994 trade pact have dragged on since past year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he wanted a better deal for U.S. Some experts say this is a sign of tensions between Canada and the United States, while officials insist trilateral talks will soon resume. Mexican trade negotiators said Friday they will be back in Washington in a few days for a third straight week of two-way NAFTA talks with the U.S. Read More »

How the Mendocino Complex fire became the largest in California history

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Out-of-control wildfires in California have become the largest in the U.S. state's history with weeks to go until the end of the scorching summer season. Tuesday, according a Cal Fire incident update . That blaze has killed two firefighters and five civilians and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. 'Look how big it got, just in a matter of days. Read More »

Osinbajo Fires DSS DG Lawal Daura

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The information is in a statement issued by the acting President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande in Abuja on Tuesday. It was gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. Read More »

Frankfurt Airport evacuated after 'adult and child get through security'

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The family was located, questioned and allowed to continue on its journey, the police added. "Despite a positive test for explosives, a French family of four were allowed to leave the security zone", police said on Twitter. It was not immediately clear how many flights were cancelled or delayed as a result of the evacuation. Approximately 30,000 passengers were affected on that occasion. Read More »

Rick Gates Shows Why Trump Is So Worried About Witness Flipping

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Gates, who began working closely with Manafort in 2006, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the U.S.by avoiding taxes and one count of lying to investigators in February 2018. President Donald Trump calls the investigation a political "witch hunt", and has argued Mr Manafort is being treated worse than Al Capone. Prosecutors say Manafort did lucrative political consulting work in Ukraine, and then kept much of the money he made in offshore accounts and companies. Read More »

German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

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The court ruled that the man, who had a previous conviction for child sex offenses, must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence. Local authorities in Germany have been accused of failing to protect the boy, who now lives with a foster family. Read More »

PTI formally nominates Imran Khan as Prime Minister

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However, the notification of candidates on special seats will be issued on Saturday, after which the president will summon National Assembly's session. Sources told Dawn that there were eight National Assembly constituencies among 20 constituencies whose results were expected to be withheld. However, the 53-year-old "Dangal" actor rubbished the reports and said: "No, I am not going to Pakistan and I haven't got an invitation for Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony". Read More »

Karunanidhi, Indian political icon, dies at 94

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The Kauvery Hospital , where the 94-year-old leader was admitted, said in a statement: "Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond". Nearly half a century ago, the DMK in its conference at Trichy in February 1970 floated one of its most popular slogans "Maanilathile Suyatchi, Mathiyile Kootatchi" (Autonomy for states; federalism at the Centre), in an attempt to continue party founder Annadurai's demand to restructure ... Read More »

Head of Syria research facility killed in car bombing

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The pro-regime Al Watan newspaper confirmed the killing. The Abu Amara Brigades released a statement on their Telegram channel saying they had planted explosive devices that detonated and killed Asber. The Syrian government, backed by Russian Federation, has denied using, or possessing, chemical weapons. Esber played a role in Syria's missile development programme and had close links with the government and its Iranian allies, the Syrian Observatory added. Read More »

Two dead and dozens hurt in Italy truck explosion

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Local police said that there had been a collision on the motorway and an explosion happened in the subsequent fire. Bologna is the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy . Dozens of people were injured, many with burns or cuts from flying glass when windows of buildings nearby were shattered in the blast. "Huge explosion on the Bologna motorway, Bologna airport is not involved, flights are running regularly", the airport said on its Twitter account. Read More »

Luxury yacht at centre of graft probe handed to Malaysia

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A total of $4.5 billion was allegedly misappropriated by top-level 1MDB officials and their associates, according to civil lawsuits filed by the USA justice department. Sitpah, part of the group inspecting the yacht, said the vessel carried 17 crew members and appeared to be in good condition. His Malaysian passport has been revoked and an arrest warrant issued. Read More »

Cabinet minister says 'good chance' Iran will re-negotiate nuclear deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told Iran to change its "destabilising" behaviour or risk further economic isolation, hours before the reimposition of sweeping sanctions against Tehran, though he left the door open to a new deal. "The only hammer available right now is economic, and using that, there is a good change Iran will fall to its knees", he said. In the past, the European Union was able to block enforcement of U.S. Read More »

Parkland Shooting Suspect Says He Heard Voices

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He described it as a young man's voice, and it spoke to him once a day, "usually in the afternoon". The unredacted report says that the school district failed to provide Cruz with special-needs assistance they were legally required to give him on two separate occasions leading up to the shooting in February. Read More »

City passes proposal to remove Trump's star from Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed with pickax; suspect turns himself in The two West Hollywood members are criticizing the president for many things including his treatment of women. The Trump star has been vandalized numerous times since the former television personality/alleged billionaire decided to make America "meh" again, and was completely destroyed twice-the most recent patriotic act occurring last month-only to be replaced using taxpayer funds. Read More »

LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

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He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do. "Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white". Jordan, who rarely wades into the political fray, and other US athletes rallied to James' defense on Saturday, praising him for his work in his community. Read More »

Investigation into death of baby found in East River; parents unknown

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Diana Campbell initially spotted the infant floating by a pile of debris about 30 feet offshore, prompting her husband, Monte, to recover the body from the water's edge. The baby was pronounced dead at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Lower Manhattan late Sunday afternoon. A medical examiner will establish an exact cause of death. Read More »

Facebook removes four pages belonging to Infowars and Alex Jones

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The Infowars app remained available on the app stores hosted by Apple and Alphabet's Google Play , however, while Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said that Infowars accounts were not now in violation of its rules. YouTube just became the latest platform to remove Jones' account for violating its policies. Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being "actors" in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, ... Read More »