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Lieberman said his resignation, which will go into effect 48 hours after he submits a formal letter to Netanyahu, also withdraws his far-right Israel Beitenu party from the coalition. Hamas portrayed the ceasefire as a victory and thousands of residents of the blockaded enclave took to the streets late Tuesday to celebrate. More than 460 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants since Monday night, while Israeli aircraft have hit 160 militant targets in response .
  • Donald Trump blames 'gross mismanagement' for Californian fires in tweet, receives backlash

    Donald Trump blames 'gross mismanagement' for Californian fires in tweet, receives backlash

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    USA authorities say more than 8,000 firefighters are battling three large wildfires in California that have destroyed thousands of structures. The fast-moving Camp Fire blaze in the north broke out early Thursday. The fire had burned 109,000 acres. Authorities announced Friday that a quarter of a million people are under evacuation orders as wind-whipped flames rage through scenic areas west of Los Angeles and burn toward the sea.
  • Sri Lanka president usurped powers of MPs: Speaker

    Sri Lanka president usurped powers of MPs: Speaker

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    State television network Rupavahini announced on Friday that Sirisena signed a notification announcing the dissolution of Parliament effective at midnight Friday. Shortly before sacking the legislature, Sirisena took over the police department by attaching it to his defence ministry. "We will go to the courts", Samaraweera told reporters in Colombo .
  • USA welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

    USA welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

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    The decision came after a request from the coalition members for a cessation of U.S. refueling as they have increased their own independent capabilities to refuel aircraft inflight, the coalition said. He said the United States will continue working with the coalition to minimise civilian casualties and expand urgent humanitarian efforts in Yemen.
  • Death toll jumps to 23 in California’s worst-ever wildfires

    Death toll jumps to 23 in California’s worst-ever wildfires

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    Maclean said no details were immediately available about the circumstances of the deaths and that the victims' badly burned condition would make identification hard. Two people were found dead along a highway in Malibu, but authorities in Los Angeles did not offer further details. Dozens of other people were reported missing.
  • Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

    Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

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    According to pro-government daily Sabah , traces of acid was discovered from the samples of the drain located at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. This has led investigators to believe that Khashoggi's remains were disposed of as liquid. Both Turkish and American officials said she was allowed to hear, but not take with her, the audio recording. Erdogan said Saudi Arabia should act fairly and bring those responsible to justice.
  • Dutch Man Wants To Legally Change His Age

    Dutch Man Wants To Legally Change His Age

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    The judge said he sympathized with Rathelband - a neurolinguistic programming trainer who converted to Buddhism earlier this year - considering that changing one's gender was unthinkable in the past, according to the outlet. Emile Ratelband wants his official age of 69 to be adjusted with his "emotional age" of 49. "So I thought we also have to do this with age", Ratelband told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview Thursday.
  • Illegal migrants ‘ll no longer qualify for asylum in America, Trump proclaims

    Illegal migrants ‘ll no longer qualify for asylum in America, Trump proclaims

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    Frequently attacking a caravan of thousands of Central Americans making their way north through Mexico, Mr Trump ordered troops to the border and declared the migrants to be an "invasion". Criminalization of asylum seekers rather than compassion has created some of the most shameful policies I've ever witnessed in this country. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials defend the practice on the grounds that the border crossings are not equipped to process hundreds of asylum seekers ...
  • US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions fired by Donald Trump

    US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions fired by Donald Trump

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    Rosenstein had the role of supervising the probe because of Sessions' recusal. The swift firing may have also been a way for Mr Trump to get ahead of any efforts from the newly-empowered Democrats to reopen the House intelligence committee's investigation into ties between Mr Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation.
  • Thousands evacuate as wildfires grow in California

    Thousands evacuate as wildfires grow in California

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    Firefighters battle the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday. Captain Scott McLean, from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the Camp Fire had grown to almost 110 square miles after devouring the town of Paradise.
  • Sweeping wildfire destroys most of Paradise, Calif., several injured

    Sweeping wildfire destroys most of Paradise, Calif., several injured

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    There are multiple injuries because of the Camp Fire , Cal Fire spokesman John Gaddie said. Approximately 200 civilians were reported to be trapped by the fire that had grown to over 16,000 acres by 4pm. Around 30,000 customers are without power as a result of the fire. As of Thursday afternoon, evacuations were added for several counties as the Camp Fire continued to pick up speed in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  • China unveils AI news presenter

    China unveils AI news presenter

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    I'm an English artificial intelligence anchor". Sogou, a major Chinese search engine, assisted with development. China is pushing boundaries with its advancements in technological research, the latest being the world's first artificial intelligence news anchor .
  • The historic firsts of the 2018 midterms

    The historic firsts of the 2018 midterms

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    Below are just some of the women who made history on election night. "It is up to us to fulfil the promise of America", she told supporters after her win. First Hispanic woman to Congress from Texas: There are two women in Texas whose victories will make them the first Hispanic women from the Lone Star state to go to Congress.
  • Florida governor’s race: DeSantis defeats Gillum; both had strong real estate backing

    Florida governor’s race: DeSantis defeats Gillum; both had strong real estate backing

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    In the Florida gubernatorial and Senate races , Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, respectively, won upsets against their Democratic rivals, Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson . Republicans, meanwhile, were eyeing potential pickups in CT and OR, both traditionally Democratic states. Florida is the most populous of the battleground states that swing between the parties in presidential elections, but Republicans have controlled the governor's mansion for two decades.
  • Pentagon Says Soldiers At Border Won’t Be Denying Entry To Asylum-Seekers

    Pentagon Says Soldiers At Border Won’t Be Denying Entry To Asylum-Seekers

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    Manning said more than 7,000 active duty troops were expected to "soon" be supporting the Department of Homeland Security. Trump did not rule out that the final number of soldiers deployed will reach 15,000. It was unclear how many of those forces had taken up missions on the border, which will include support tasks like building housing for Customs and Border Protection personnel and erecting barriers.
  • TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

    TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

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    The heated race, which some voters described as "vicious", pitted two household names in the state against each other after Republican Sen. Democrats had hoped Bredesen would help the party regain control of the Senate in one of the few GOP-held seats considered competitive enough to flip.
  • King Salman embarks on domestic tour amid Khashoggi crisis

    King Salman embarks on domestic tour amid Khashoggi crisis

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    The so-called Universal Periodic Review - which all 193 United Nations countries must undergo approximately every four years - came as a Turkish official charged Monday that Saudi Arabia had sent experts to Turkey to cover up the journalist's murder before allowing Turkish police in to search the consulate.