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Iranian forces arrive in Syria to fight in Idlib

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The press secretary also warned against another use of chemical weapons, while the. Idlib is a province in northwestern Syria and is now the. "President Donald J. Air raids across the province killed at least 13 civilians, including six children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "We know that the Syrian armed forces are getting ready to solve this problem", Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. Read More »

Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From President

Mueller is wary that the Trump's legal team may use executive privilege to shield the president from answering questions about obstruction of justice - another avenue of the inquiry. "Mueller there, though, is not at all ceding the notion that he doesn't want Trump to come and testify", Heilemann said. Scarborough said the president should be embarrassed that his own lawyers and staffers think he's too stupid to speak with Mueller without deepening his legal jeopardy. Read More »

Cuban scientist rejects microwaves as source of mysterious acoustic attacks on diplomats

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The Americans reported odd high-pitched sounds outside their Havana homes and hotels in 2016 and 2017, followed by severe headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and hearing loss. The hypothesis has triggered speculation and skepticism in the scientific community, as some suggest microwaves could cause the sort of harm diagnosed in the more than two dozen Americans evacuated from Havana while also making the victims believe they are hearing high-pitched noises, which the victims did claim to ... Read More »

Trump warns Assad, Syrian allies on reported plan for Idlib province offensive

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It has also pledged to prevent its arch foe Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria , and a series of strikes that have killed Iranians in Syria have been attributed to Israel. The International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think tank, said an all-out assault on Idlib and its catastrophic consequences could still be avoided. Read More »

Egypt police arrest man with homemade bomb near U.S. embassy

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A security source told Ahram Online that a 24-year-old man, Abdullah Abdel Samie, was arrested in the vicinity of Simon Bolivar Square, near the embassy, after a backpack he was carrying caught fire. The area around the embassy has for decades been heavily policed, with concrete barriers blocking traffic. The British Embassy is located across the road from the United States embassy building. Read More »

Downing Street slaps down Johnson over Brexit attack

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Lord King, who has spoken favourably of Brexit in the past , tore into the last-minute preparations for a no-deal Brexit , warning they had left Britain without a credible bargaining position. "What's interesting now is that the only plan on the table is the British government's plan". He said, if we left Brexit without a deal with the European Union, we would accelerate trade deals with the United States (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and direct negotiations with key countries with whom we ... Read More »

Kindergarten welcomes students back to school with performance by pole dancers

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He also revealed that the principal was one of the dancers on stage and that a number of posters for a pole dancing school had been put up around the kindergarten. In a text message to parents, Lai apologised for the "horrific viewing experience" and for not checking the dancer's performance, adding that the dance was meant to liven up the atmosphere. Read More »

Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets

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Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in the Nevada caucus. Trump again attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the tweet suggesting that the Justice Department consider politics when making decisions: "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge , just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department". Read More »

7 dead, airport isolated by Japan typhoon

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One person each was slightly injured in Mie and Kagawa prefectures, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency. More than 700 flights were canceled, according to Japanese media tallies. The agency added that if Jebi maintained its current strength of 216km per hour (135mph) it will be the first "very strong typhoon" to strike Japan since 1993. Read More »

Trump once called Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner"

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Trump insisted that he had never heard from anyone about it-even as he admits that he did hear from Graham, but that it was only "quickly in one meeting". My copy of All the Presidents Men looks worn and exhausted, and I've watched the film more times than any person should care to admit. "That I can tell you.". Read More »

India bridge collapse: Dozens trapped and five dead in Kolkata

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The injured people have been rushed to CMRI Hospital and SSKM College and Hospital. Fire brigade and army personnel engaged in the rescue work had earlier said 25 injured were pulled out from the rubble. "My thoughts are with the families of the victims". "The rest of the investigation will be done later", the minister added. As the bridge collapsed during peak traffic hours, the Budge Budge-Sealdah railway line has been stopped. Read More »

Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan

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The agency said the typhoon is expected to pass over the Sea of Japan by late Tuesday and move northward, and by Wednesday morning, weaken to an extratropical cyclone. Widespread power outages and water shortages could last for several days or even weeks in the areas most affected. West Japan Railway Co. said it plans to halt train services Tuesday, including over 240 limited express train runs. Read More »

Kuwait fishmonger fakes fresh fish with googly eyes

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The paper reported that the store had been shut down after the country's Ministry of Commerce spotted the trick. Matthew Dalby said on Twitter: 'Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes '. Did they honestly think people wouldn't notice?' Naturally, social media users thought it was pretty bloody hilarious with one writing: "If you can't stop laughing is it really a crime?" and another adding: "I feel like this should be allowed due to sheer ballsyness". Read More »

8 killed in explosion at munitions depot in South Africa

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Two workers survived the blast, and were rushed to hospital for treatment. Many residents of Somerset West and Strand reported feeling the effects of the blast. Natasha Mazzone, the DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, stated that a full and comprehensive inquiry must be conveyed to find out what lead to this incident. Read More »

At Least 10 People Wounded Overnight In California Apartment Complex Shooting

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As reported by CNN , ten people were shot, and three of the victims are now in critical condition. Photos from the scene showed evidence markers on the street. Units from multiple agencies had responded. Lawhead said that after police received the call, they arrived to find "at least 10 victims down". San Bernardino was the scene of a 2015 mass shooting in which a husband and wife killed 14 people and wounded 22 others before police fatally shot the couple. Read More »

Libya declares state of emergency in Tripoli as death toll climbs

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The recent surge in fighting, which began on August 26, has included shelling in densely populated residential areas, with the death toll rising to 39 as of Friday and over 100 wounded, according to the Libyan Ministry of Health. "The Secretary-General condemns the continued escalation of violence in and around Libya's capital and, in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children", a statement from ... Read More »

Saudi-led coalition regrets errors in deadly attack on bus in Yemen

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At least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed, and 79 others, including 56 children, wounded in the airstrike in the northern province of Saada. But he admitted the strike had "caused collateral damage". Human Rights Watch called the bombing of the school bus an apparent war crime, and urged countries to " immediately halt weapons sales " to Riyadh . Read More »

Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

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The comments came ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a planned visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. He later apologized . Eitay Mack, a human rights lawyer, condemned the visit and described Duterte's intention to buy Israeli weapons as "business as usual". A direct flight route between Tel Aviv and Manila that will see an increase in tourism will also be discussed. Read More »

US confirms death of ISIS leader in Afghanistan

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The handover comes at a sensitive time in the 17-year war that has seen little progress by Afghan or US forces against the Taliban , Afghanistan's largest militant group. On Sunday, Taliban commander Mullah Sher Agha told CNN's Sam Kiley that Taliban commanders inside the country are willing to begin peace talks. It was reported around 16 people were killed and 40 injured - the majority of them Afghan security forces. Read More »

Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing

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Police used a tire deflation device to disable the front tire of the Mercedes SUV, but the woman continued to flee, crossing into oncoming traffic at times. The driver of that vehicle left the auto, taking a child from the backseat, before the police arrived. The woman later attempted to escape on foot while carrying the baby. Read More »

Myanmar reporters jailed for breaching official secrets act

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We know what we did - it was just to get information (for our reporting)", said Wa Lone after the guilty verdict, surrounded by a throng of journalists and photographers, before he was once again hastily pushed back into a police van and brought to Yangon's notorious Insein prison. Read More »

Malaysian women caned for attempting lesbian sex in auto

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They said the case highlights the worsening climate for gay people in the Muslim-majority country. The pair, whose identities have not been revealed, pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to be whipped and fined 3,300 ringgit ($800). Read More »

18 injured in protests for, against migrants

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The two largest groups also organized their first joint march, a display of unity meant to build on other protests since the killing and a potent force to take hold. Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed more than a million migrants into the country at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015. The flow of migrants coming to Germany has slowed significantly in recent years because of backlash to Merkel's open-door policy. Read More »

Trump Gets Labor Day Off to a Feisty Start

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President Donald Trump never misses an opportunity to vilify the press or insult Canada, which has been one of the United States' closest allies over the years-and this week, he has managed to accomplish both. " Our officials are continuing to work toward agreement ", US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement , stressing the benefits to US workers and businesses. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

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Police initially identified the boys as 8-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and 5-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez but the alert later identified them as Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado. Nunez's cousin told officers the two brothers were at home with their mother the night before she was killed. Renter Omar Gonzalez was also found dead at Nunez's home early Saturday. Read More »

US, Mexico moving to sign FTA, with Canada not behind

The uncertainty created in the business world by Trump over global trade generally is already hurting Canadians and will be felt for some time, he said . "This is a very complex agreement and we are going to continue working at it". "Raising wages for auto workers in Mexico is directly a way for the United States to push more manufacturing back into the United States because it reduces the attractiveness of Mexico as a jurisdiction for manufacturing", she said. Read More »

Airport worker dies after plane´s crash landing in Russia

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In a statement, Russia's Health Ministry confirmed there were 164 passengers and six crew members onboard the Boeing 737, which arrived from Moscow , at the time. The fire has now been extinguished. Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a criminal investigation into the incident. Last month, a helicopter belonging to Utair crashed in north-western Siberia , killing 18 people. Read More »

President Kenyatta arrives in Beijing to attend China-Africa Summit

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To build the China-Africa Comprehensive Strategic and Cooperative Partnership, China committed itself to implementing 10 cooperation plans - in the areas of industrialisation, agricultural modernisation, infrastructure, financial services, green development, trade and investment facilitation, poverty reduction and public welfare, public health, people-to-people exchanges, and peace and security. Read More »