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Facebook removes 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Iran, Russia

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Like previous rounds of political speech created to stoke tensions within the American body politic, these items also targeted users in the United Kingdom , Latin America , and the Middle East . Facebook also deleted some unrelated fake accounts originating in Russian Federation, which has been the main focus of reporting on disinformation operations targeting the United States. Read More »

Bobi Wine charged with treason in Uganda

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However, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) team that visited Bobi Wine confirmed the accounts. Bobi Wine appeared before the army court in Gulu Thursday morning wearing a long-sleeved shirt and brown pants looking a tad feeble. Read More »

Kerala floods: Modi govt criticised for rejecting $100m aid offer

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As the monsoon rains begin to ease, efforts are being stepped up to get relief supplies to isolated areas. In other parts, the hard work of cleaning up is under way. The Centre has denied receiving any such offer and officials said there is a good chance that if it comes, it won't be accepted, in keeping with the policies followed by the country for almost a decade. Read More »

Bolton: Sanctions on Iran More Effective Than Expected

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London/Jerusalem: Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after president Donald Trump's security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. Read More »

In the United States arrested spies from Iran

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The US has charged two people acting as agents for the Iranian government, according to an official statement . "The two men were arrested on August 9, and the indictment was unsealed on Monday, according to a DOJ press release". The pictures and a handwritten receipt for $2,000 were allegedly found concealed in Doostdar's luggage as he traveled through an airport in the United States to return to Iran, the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit said. Read More »

US's action group aims to bring down regime: Iran

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The US' decision to back Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh's overthrow 65 years ago in concert with the United Kingdom has cast a lasting shadow over relations between Washington and Tehran. Thus China will continue with its diplomatic and economic cooperation with Tehran. Decades of hostility eased somewhat with the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and then-U.S. Read More »

Paris knife attack kills two as attacker shouts 'Allahu Akbar'

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The two dead victims are the mother and the sister of the suspect, said the AFP citing an unnamed source to the police investigation. The third, who suffered grave injuries, was a passerby. " ISIS ", which has lost most of the territories it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, has been known to make opportunistic claims in the past, even when there was no established link between an attacker and the extremist group. Read More »

China trade war escalates as new tariffs kick in

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Mr. Trump said last month he's ready to hit all goods imported from China with tariffs . The tariffs were set to take effect amid two days of talks in Washington between mid-level officials from both sides, the first formal negotiations since U.S. Read More »

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 'Reaches Plea Deal'

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The mistake happened when a USA TODAY editor noted the Times' information in an email on deadline and another editor mistook the text to be from USA TODAY and inserted it into the story. Trump's administration has continued to maintain that Michael Cohen has no incriminating information regarding Donald Trump . The April FBI raids provoked an immediate reaction from Trump's team, who asked a judge to block prosecutors from reviewing the materials they had seized, citing attorney-client ... Read More »

No-deal Brexit is tragedy for Europe, Jeremy Hunt tells French

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His advice to the U.K.is to hold out in ongoing negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement, and prepare for a no-deal scenario, "because on some principles there is no need to be flexible and you should not go backwards."In the government contract underpinning Italy's coalition between Salivini's League party and the populist 5Stars, the two parties said they wanted to renegotiate European Union treaties with a view to shrinking European Union competencies". Read More »

'You white supremacist': Social media responds to Trump's SA land comments

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Fox News has a hyper partisan conservative news bias, with unfair interpretation of news, according to Ad Fontes Media , based in the USA state of Colorado. "Reforming the land distribution and ownership will be good for South Africa", said political analyst Nic Borain. 71 per cent of farmland and 49 urban land is owned by whites. Read More »

Saudi Arabia May Execute Its First Non-Violent Female Activist

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Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution has accused them of several charges, including "participating in protests" and "chanting slogans hostile to the regime" in the restive Qatif region. It called for their execution based on the Islamic law principle of ta'zir, in which the judge has discretion over the definition of what constitutes a crime and over the sentence. Read More »

IS chief urges followers to wage 'jihad' in new recording

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In his first purported speech in almost a year, Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called on followers to persevere, according to a statement posted on the group's media outlet on Wednesday. 'America is going through the worst time in its entire existence, ' al-Baghdad says, adding that Russian Federation is competing with the USA over regional influence and clout. Read More »

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad to scrap China backed $22 billion projects

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The trend has sparked fears that China is using its Belt and Road Initiative to gain influence over smaller countries. Several of China's partners are having trouble repaying their loans . Mr Mahathir made no mention of Low Taek Jho, the Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at 1MDB. Mahathir Mohamad, second left, and Xi Jinping meeting in Beijing on Monday. Read More »

Everyone On Facebook Is Being Secretly Rated By The Site

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But there are obvious pitfalls to this kind of system, with Lyons admitting that it is "not uncommon for people to tell us something is false simply because they disagree with the premise of a story or they're intentionally trying to target a particular publisher ". Read More »

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership

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All seven had tendered their resignations to Turnbull, who refused them in an attempt to show unity and later said he had been given "unequivocal assurances of continuing loyalty". But an alternative legal advice, prepared by Mr Reynold's Phillip St colleague Bret Walker SC for Labor in April this year, found Mr Dutton was likely "incapable of being chosen for the 45th Parliament and is not entitled to continue to sit in the 45th Parliament". Read More »

Pres. Trump tweets about Mueller following Times report

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He told Reuters news agency he feared any discrepancies between his account and others could be used against him. Trump today continued to rail against the Mueller investigation, which he has labeled a "witch hunt". "I'm totally allowed to be involved if I wanted to be". In a tweet Saturday night, Trump said he allowed and encouraged McGahn's cooperation with the special counsel. Read More »

7.3 quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

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The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 76 miles. The epicenter of the quake, which had a depth of 76.5 miles, was about 23 miles southwest of Carúpano, a Caribbean city in the eastern Venezuelan state of Sucre. Read More »

Manafort Jury Reaches Verdict on 8 Counts But Not 10 Others

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The New York Times reported earlier this week, based on anonymous sources, that prosecutors have been focusing on more than $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that Cohen and his family own. CORNISH: So what did Cohen plead to? Cohen surrendered himself to the FBI in NY and is now in the custody of federal authorities. He landed in West Virginia for a campaign rally, and he on the tarmac said that he feels badly for both Michael Cohen and for Paul Manafort , Manafort ... Read More »

Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

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In an interview with CNN last month, Mahathir, who still voiced doubts over China's "spreading influence through money", said that Malaysia has to accept the reality of a dominant China in the region and can not go to war with Beijing over the South China Sea. Read More »

Hikers reported dead in S. Italy flash flood

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The national civil protection department said 18 people were rescued and six of those were injured. More than a hundred emergency rescuers are searching for survivors, the spokesman said, adding that the number of people missing is unknown. Read More »

Accused killer of Mollie Tibbetts makes first court appearance

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Her body was believed to be found yesterday. Last month, I went down to the border and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers. It was a black Malibu. "I think we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat, and I don't think mamas and babies are the place that we should be sending our resources". Read More »

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: Seattle finally set for a smoke break

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Meanwhile, the fire situation in B.C. shows no sign of improving. Vancouver B.C. (146) ranked fourth. Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen said the smoke was "really bad" on Wednesday. This map from B.C. Wildfire Services shows how far smoke from this province is spreading across Canada. Early Wednesday morning, Portland ranked third with an air quality index of 147, behind only Seattle (181) and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (155). Read More »

Accused Russian agent moved from DC to Virginia jail for undisclosed reasons

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Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson of Washington , who cited risks that Butina might flee or resume her alleged unlawful activities, as well as the government's significant evidence against her. Should Maria really be doomed to suffer such borderline torture before a court verdict on the allegations against her? 'As a matter of policy, we do not disclose information related to individual prisoners to protect their privacy, safety and security, ' a spokesperson for the US Marshal Service ... Read More »

Muslim pilgrims flock to Makkah as Hajj begins

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Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to Saudi Arabia every year. The pilgrims will spend the day on Mount Arafat . This year, the Saudis have launched a "smart hajj" initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care. Read More »

Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM

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The stance is diametrically opposite to the Trump Administration's diplomatic approach with Iran, with U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the 2015 landmark nuclear accord with Iran that was aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Read More »

U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making Nukes

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Trump held a landmark summit with Kim on June 12, at which the North Korean leader agreed in broad terms to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Last month Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Senate committee hearing that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs, and a US official said USA spy satellites detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced missiles capable of reaching the United States. Read More »

Jakiw Palij: US deports former Nazi camp guard living in Queens, NYC

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A 95-year-old former Nazi guard who served at a labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed has arrived in Germany, after being stripped of his United States citizenship. The deportation is the first since Germany agreed in 2009 to take John Demjanjuk, a retired OH autoworker who was accused of serving as a Nazi guard. Read More »