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The day after his party lost its lock on Congress, US President Donald Trump has walked into a White House press conference with combative words, blaming some Republicans for losing their seats and lashing out at reporters who challenged his assertions.
  • Thousands march in support of Sri Lanka's new government

    Thousands march in support of Sri Lanka's new government

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    Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says there is credible evidence that his replacement is attempting to buy support in parliament ahead of an expected vote of confidence when it reconvenes. Wickremesinghe was sacked mainly over the accusation that he had failed to take strong steps to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena .
  • Oil prices fall as USA grants Iran sanction waivers to eight importers

    Oil prices fall as USA grants Iran sanction waivers to eight importers

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    Demonstrators in Iran attend a rally in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran Sunday, marking the 39th anniversary of the seizure of the embassy by militant Iranian students. Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China's lawful trade cooperation with Iran should be respected, and expressed regret at the re-imposition of sanctions.
  • N.Korea readies nuclear, missile sites for international inspectors

    N.Korea readies nuclear, missile sites for international inspectors

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    Pyongyang maintains that it protects and promotes "genuine human rights" and says there is no justification for the West to try to set rights standards for the rest of the world. Numerous women who were interviewed said authorities sexually abused them as they attempted to travel across the country's border. "You find it in nearly every part of life", Daly said.
  • USA charges ex-Goldman Sachs bankers in Malaysia graft scandal

    USA charges ex-Goldman Sachs bankers in Malaysia graft scandal

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    Mr. Tim Leissner , a former partner for Godman in Asia, pleads guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agrees to forfeit $43.7M. Low allegedly played a central role in plundering 1MDB. A year earlier, Jho Low was involved in an even bigger payment. Between 2009 and 2014, top executives and associates of Najib looted $4.5 billion from the fund, laundering it through the U.S., Singapore, Switzerland and other countries, ...
  • Black Box Found From Crash of Indonesian Passenger Plane

    Black Box Found From Crash of Indonesian Passenger Plane

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    But he was stuck in unusually rough traffic on the Cikampek toll road in Jakarta early Monday and didn't make it to the airport until 6:30 a.m., about 10 minutes after the flight took off. The recovery was relatively quick compared with past incidents. Lion Air added that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 had a "technical issue" that was resolved before flight.
  • Trump details plan for tougher USA entry for migrants

    Trump details plan for tougher USA entry for migrants

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    The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington , D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are "undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis". Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico yesterday as immigration agents and police nibbled at the edges of the two caravans now in the country.
  • 260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

    260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

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    Ankara and Washington agreed on a roadmap in June amid Turkish demands for the withdrawal of the US -backed Kurdish militia that freed Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016. A convoy of about 30 troops patrolled northwest of Manbij along the demarcation line dividing Turkish-controlled territory from the area controlled by the USA -backed Manbij Military Council, defense officials told VOA.
  • Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches

    Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches

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    In a direct call to women, Winfrey said it hasn't even been 100 years since women had the right to vote, and called for women to honor the legacy of those who fought for the right. At a campaign rally for her Republican opponent Brian Kemp, Pence said, "I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood".
  • Synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty

    Synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty

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    The suspect, identified as Robert Bowers , killed 11 congregants and injured four police officers, authorities said. One of his federal public defenders, Michael Novara, said Bowers pleaded not guilty, "as is typical at this stage of the proceedings".
  • MEXICO BORDER: Trump deploys 5,200 soldiers over migrant influx

    MEXICO BORDER: Trump deploys 5,200 soldiers over migrant influx

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    But the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that 5,000 troops would deploy to the southern border. Others soaked themselves in the nearby Novillero river.Tensions from a long trek through searing heat with tenuous supplies of food and other goods spilled over Saturday night when a dispute in a food line devolved into a beating.
  • Trump could deploy 15000 troops to confront migrant caravans

    Trump could deploy 15000 troops to confront migrant caravans

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    Trump says tent cities could be set up for asylum seekers even though that would not resolve the massive US backlog of asylum seekers. The U.S. also doesn't have space at the border to manage the large-scale detention of migrants, with most facilities at capacity.
  • India Inaugurates World's Tallest Statue

    India Inaugurates World's Tallest Statue

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    India has drawn awe from every corner of the world as it unveiled its Statue of Unity , a monumental 182 meter-high effigy which costs an eye-watering $400 million. The "Statue of Unity" is double the size of the Statue of Liberty in NY standing 240 metres high. However, this project was started by PM Modi five years ago, when he was a Chief Minister of Gujarat on 31st October 2013.
  • Executive order will end birthright citizenship for migrant babies

    Executive order will end birthright citizenship for migrant babies

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    As a candidate for office, Trump frequently lambasted birthright citizenship accusing so-called " anchor babies " of not being Americans. Trump added that "many legal scholars agree" with him though he did not name any. Legal experts have debated for years how to interpret the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment , but the consensus is one-sided: Most agree that it in fact grants citizenship to those born on US soil.
  • Detectives begin 'unraveling' mystery of sisters found dead, bound in Hudson River

    Detectives begin 'unraveling' mystery of sisters found dead, bound in Hudson River

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    The New York Police Department says the bodies that were found Wednesday lying on rocks along the river were 22-year-old Rotana Farea and her 16-year-old sister, Tala Farea , both of Fairfax, Virginia. Police told the New York Post that they believed the women had entered the river from the George Washington Bridge and then floated more than 100 blocks south to just below Riverside Park, which stretches for 50 blocks along Manhattan's west side.
  • CNN says suspicious package received at Atlanta post office

    CNN says suspicious package received at Atlanta post office

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    An FBI spokesman in Atlanta said the agency was responding to a report received from US postal inspectors of a suspicious package at 400 Pryor St.in Atlanta - a mail facility. The FBI said its bomb squad in Atlanta is responding to "a suspicious package" at the US Postal Service in downtown Atlanta. Law enforcement officials have said they believe the packages were staggered and more could be discovered.
  • Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

    Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

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    President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation and urged Indonesians to "keep on praying". The flight made a request to air traffic control to return to base about 12 miles out from takeoff, but did not indicate there was any emergency, Yohanes Sirait, spokesman for AirNav Indonesia, the agency that oversees air traffic navigation, told CNN .
  • Make in India a global brand, says PM Modi in Japan

    Make in India a global brand, says PM Modi in Japan

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    Japan may also supply the Indian navy with amphibious US-2 aircraft, although the two countries have yet to conclude a deal after five years of negotiations. "I have been told that today Japan investors have announced that they will invest 2.5 billion USA dollars in India", he said. On the economic front, while Islamabad has been a partner in China's Belt and Road Initiative, notably via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), New Delhi - which fought a border war with Bejing in 1962 ...
  • ‘President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh,’ says Area Jewish Group

    ‘President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh,’ says Area Jewish Group

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    During her remarks, the press secretary became emotional over the loss of life that occurred on Saturday during services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has been an unrelenting critic of the media. "We will come together Tuesday to honor those who lost their lives on Saturday and to condemn all acts of hateful violence", Schapira said in a press release.
  • Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody

    Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody

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    The suspect was taken into custody and questioned by police. "The single shooter has been apprehended and the weapon is in the possession of law enforcement", said the CMS Facebook post. "We're incredibly sad, and we're sorry for this family", Wilcox said. "We will review procedures and security plans and perhaps will do things that are a little more aggressive".