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Its warning - in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday - said "very strong winds" could pose the risk of "injuries and danger to life" because of flying debris. The warning is in place between 6am and 10pm on Wednesday, September 19. The weather forecast for Wednesday is not part of Storm Helene, which will have moved on.
  • Russians protest against pension age hike

    Russians protest against pension age hike

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    United Russia also suffered defeats to the Communists in party-list votes for three regional parliaments. The demonstrations were called to protest changes to the pension retirement ages that were hiked from 55 years for women and 60 for men to 63 and 65 respectively.
  • Obama calls out Trump: 'This is not normal'

    Obama calls out Trump: 'This is not normal'

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    As per report in a forceful return to the political fray aimed at firing up Democratic voters ahead of key elections and since leaving office, the 44th USA president has pointedly avoided direct criticism of his successor, making a calculated effort not to utter Trump's name, but on Friday the gloves came off.
  • NCW summons Kerala MLA for using abusive language against nun

    NCW summons Kerala MLA for using abusive language against nun

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    In a three-page statement issued to media, the congregation also alleged that the protest on the nuns are against faith. Unlike the rest of India , where Christianity remains a minority religion practiced by just 2.3% of the total population, Kerala is home to a sizable Christian community that dates back hundreds of years.
  • Turkey calls on worldwide community to avert Idlib assault

    Turkey calls on worldwide community to avert Idlib assault

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    The talks led by Staffan de Mistura started and ended with little or no comment to reporters at the United Nations offices in Geneva, and offered a sideshow to the concerns about a looming battle for the northern province - the last remaining rebel stronghold in Syria after 7½ years of war and now home to some 3 million civilians.
  • Smirking ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Upstages Trump During Montana Rally

    Smirking ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Upstages Trump During Montana Rally

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    This is exactly what happened when Tyler Linfesty attended a Trump rally in Montana on September 6. He said he never expected to be seated on-camera, right behind the president. "When I disagreed, it was pretty apparent I'd say". Halfway through, he was escorted away from spot and replaced with a woman who was apparently a Trump campaign staffer.
  • Watergate's Woodward says 'Times' Trump op-ed not up to his standards

    Watergate's Woodward says 'Times' Trump op-ed not up to his standards

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    In particular, he highlighted an instance in which Trump complained to Defense Secretary James Mattis and other staff at an NSC meeting about the expense of US forces overseas. The New York Times made the rare move of publishing an anonymous op-ed from a senior White House official claiming to be among a network of personnel protecting the country from Trump.
  • How much rain could the Carolinas expect from Hurricane Florence?

    How much rain could the Carolinas expect from Hurricane Florence?

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    The hurricane is most likely going to be at least a Category 3 storm before making landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. As of Sunday afternoon, hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 25 miles from Florence's center, while tropical storm winds extended up to 125 miles.
  • North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say

    North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say

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    The U.S.'s newly appointed special representative for North Korea , former Ford Motor Co. executive Steve Biegun, was due to arrive in the region Monday. "Just moments ago they put on that he said very strongly that we want to denuclearize North Korea during President Trump's tenure. just said it, just said it", Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana.
  • California wildfire that closed key highway doubles in size

    California wildfire that closed key highway doubles in size

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    A nearby fire in the Redding area burned some 1,100 homes and killed eight people last month. Although the fire was not burning near any large towns, Mr Vacarro said about 280 homes were considered threatened. "It isn't a lot of people", he said. Fire officials feared that once the inversion layer sitting over the fire cleared, the blaze would once again explode through the mountainous forest region, heading farther north toward Gibson, east toward Greens Mountain and west toward Damnation ...
  • Trump, Others Question Integrity, Credentials of Anonymous Author

    Trump, Others Question Integrity, Credentials of Anonymous Author

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    Trump. The anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times said "a quiet resistance" within the Trump administration was working to thwart some of the president's "worst inclinations". "I'm draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back", he said. "That's not a common word, 'lodestar.' Not a lot of people use that word", Kimmel said.
  • Kim Jong-un Invites Moon for Summit in Mid-September

    Kim Jong-un Invites Moon for Summit in Mid-September

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    Kim told the South Korean envoys that he is willing to take stronger steps if his " goodwill " measures are met in kind, according to chief envoy Chung Eui-yong. Signing a peace treaty without a disarmament deal also carries risks for the US, because it could legitimize Kim's control over half of the peninsula and undermine the rationale for stationing 28,000 or so American troops on the peninsula.
  • N. Korea Reiterates Calls for Formally Ending Korean War

    N. Korea Reiterates Calls for Formally Ending Korean War

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    Washington and Pyongyang have been unable to agree on a timeline for North Korea's promise to denuclearize since Kim met U.S. President Donald Trump in June. If Moon fails at his upcoming meeting with Kim, he may face a serious political dilemma: whether to continue to engage the North or join another US -led high-pressure campaign against Pyongyang.
  • India to buy USA defense tech under major security pact

    India to buy USA defense tech under major security pact

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    Sources said, United States sanctions on the import of Iranian crude oil and boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region will also be the focus of the talks. It will also allow the installation of high-security USA communication equipment on defence platforms being sourced from the US. Over the last 10 years, since the nuclear deal came into force, India has bought $18-20 billion worth of defence equipment from America.
  • Justice Dept. set to announce charges in Sony Pictures hack

    Justice Dept. set to announce charges in Sony Pictures hack

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    The 34-year-old worked "on behalf of the government of North Korea or the Workers' Party of Korea", according to United States authorities. "Members of the conspiracy are responsible for some of the most damaging and most well known cyber intrusions in history including the cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures, the cyber heist of Bangladesh Bank and creating the WannaCry ransomware ".
  • Turkish President Erdoğan urges ceasefire in Idlib to avert ’bloodbath’

    Turkish President Erdoğan urges ceasefire in Idlib to avert ’bloodbath’

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    The northwestern province along the Turkish border is the last major part of Syria in rebel hands. Putin noted that "all our agreements on Syria have been always based on the fact that we seek and will continue seeking reconciliation of all conflicting sides and we have always left aside terrorist organizations".
  • Syria's FM stresses determination to recapture last major rebel stronghold of Idlib

    Syria's FM stresses determination to recapture last major rebel stronghold of Idlib

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    Muallem said there was clear evidence that the USA was continuing to support terrorist groups like Daesh and Nusra Front, adding that the United States would certainly use a chemical weapons incident as a pretext to attack Syria . Thousands protested in various towns in Idlib and Hama, denouncing threats of an attack and hailing the area's readiness to fight. "The 3 million Syrians who have already been forced out of their homes and are now in Idlib will suffer from this aggression", he wrote ...
  • White House pledges to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons again

    White House pledges to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons again

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    More than half of Idlib is controlled by militants from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), while much of the rest is held by rebels backed by Turkey . On Tuesday Russia, an ally of president Bashar al-Assad's regime, resumed air strikes on Idlib after a 22-day pause. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported nine people killed.
  • No Canadian agriculture concessions in US trade talks: USTR

    No Canadian agriculture concessions in US trade talks: USTR

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    For now, the Canadians are insisting they won't be rattled by Trump's Saturday warning that Canada could be left out of a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal brokered between Mexico and the US has many provisions that have earned the support of organized labor, including more robust rules for automobile production.
  • Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

    Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

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    The track was hosting a post-race concert featuring Ice Cube , the popular rap artist, writer and actor whose former group NWA, was the subject in the movie, "Straight Outta Compton". Shots have been fired at Del Mar racecourse, with gunfire heard as horses were crossing the finish line in the final race of the day. Ice Cube, who once rapped " shotgun bullets is bad for yo' health ", was due to perform at San Diego's Del Mar Racecourse on Sunday.
  • In Eulogy, Meghan McCain Gets in Trump Digs

    In Eulogy, Meghan McCain Gets in Trump Digs

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    Capitol in Washington , Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Washington , for a departure to the Washington National Cathedral for a memorial service . They were joined by a number of U.S. "My father knew pain and suffering with an intimacy and an immediacy that most of us are blessed never to have endured", McCain said. John McCain's funeral was more than a remembrance of a man.
  • Honoring John McCain: Joe Biden, Arizona lawmakers speak at Phoenix memorial service

    Honoring John McCain: Joe Biden, Arizona lawmakers speak at Phoenix memorial service

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    The public viewing of his casket, after a brief ceremony for family and dignitaries led by Gov. Doug Ducey, came on the first of five days of memorial tributes planned for McCain, who died on Saturday from brain cancer. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. At the end of the almost 90-minute ceremony, McCain's casket was wheeled out of the church to " My Way ", in tribute to a politician known for following his own path based on his personal principles.
  • South Florida pastors denounce DeSantis for his 'monkey this up' remark

    South Florida pastors denounce DeSantis for his 'monkey this up' remark

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    They sent us a statement , saying, " Ron DeSantis was obviously thinking about Floridians not making the wrong decision on policies, on the policies that Gillum espouses". DeSantis said he is more concerned with Gillum's plan to greatly hike business taxes in the state, adding that such a move would reverse progress made under Gov.
  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

    US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

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    Along with his longtime friend, the equally camera-friendly Lindsey Graham (R-SC), McCain was a persistent advocate for increased defense spending and aggressive US military action. Likely because of his willingness to publicly call out members of his own party, the opposition had little bad to say about him. John McCain a "giant", an "icon" and an "American hero".
  • Warren Beatty Will Be A Pallbearer At John McCain’s Funeral

    Warren Beatty Will Be A Pallbearer At John McCain’s Funeral

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    In another moment, he drew a smile from Cindy McCain as he recalled the senator joking to him during one of their final conversations. Attendees included three of McCain's onetime Republican colleagues from Arizona's congressional delegation - retiring Senator Jeff Flake , former Senator Jon Kyl and former Congressman James Kolbe.
  • US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia

    US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia

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    A senior Russian official warned the United States on Saturday against making any "reckless" moves in Syria, the RIA news agency reported. Speculation is increasing that there could be a Russian-backed government assault on the northwestern province, home to Syria's last major rebel stronghold.
  • Russia Accuses the United Kingdom of Helping Rebels Stage Chemical Attack

    Russia Accuses the United Kingdom of Helping Rebels Stage Chemical Attack

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    The United States, France, and Britain last week issued a warning to Syria not to use chemical weapons as government forces ready their assault on Idlib. Jaafari pointed out that in April, the U.S. and its allies had carried out an attack on Syria after a chemical weapons provocation. Trump's White House has warned that any further chemical attacks attributed to the Syrian government would be met with more strikes.
  • Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

    Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

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    Adam Putnam 56 percent to 37 percent when The Associated Press called the race. Facing off in the Democratic gubernatorial primary were former U.S. But in other races in South Carolina, New York and more, he's shown an ability to move voters to candidates who side with him and against candidates who don't, even incumbents.
  • First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

    First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

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    President Kenyatta is in Washington for talks with Trump. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday stole the show at a bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump with his command of English. 'We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I'm not going to judge the president on these things. The Cuba and USA talks, nevertheless, ended with signing of lucrative deals between Kenya and the respective trade partners.
  • Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

    Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

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    Time for CNN to retract or at least "clarify" its original Trump Tower story, right? Elsewhere in CNN's July 27 story the network notes that it actually spoke to none other than Lanny Davis for reaction to what its "sources" were telling it about what Cohen knew.
  • America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

    America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

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    Bush will deliver their remarks during a service at the National Cathedral. The White House lowered flags to half-staff in honor of McCain, who died Saturday at age 81 after a battle with brain cancer. The son and grandson of four-star admirals, McCain will be buried in the cemetery of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, on a peaceful hillside overlooking the Severn River.
  • May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

    May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

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    The British leader has previously said Abba gets her "up and going", but her dance moves in South Africa drew plenty of reaction on Twitter . May's three-day trip aims to boost post-Brexit trade ties. She says she was pointedly measured in her response to US President Donald Trump's ill-informed remarks about land seizure in South Africa and the large-scale killing of white farmers.
  • What we know about Jacksonville shooting suspect David Katz

    What we know about Jacksonville shooting suspect David Katz

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    The couple divorced in 2007. The latest rampage occurred amid a debate over USA gun laws that was given fresh impetus by the massacre in February of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida . Police said surveillance footage from inside the restaurant hosting the competition showed a lone attacker walking by other patrons and going to the backroom, where the contestants had assembled and were playing.
  • North Korea Lashes Out After Trump's Latest Tantrum

    North Korea Lashes Out After Trump's Latest Tantrum

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    Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha "reaffirmed the United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to the final, fully verified denuclearization of" North Korea , the State Department said. "Trump may be the only American president who is willing to deal with Kim Jong-un". Kawasaki was 17 when she signed up for the repatriation program, which began in the 1950s and was backed by an aggressive campaign in Korean communities in Japan for people to take ships to ...