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World News Trump signs defence Bill with watered-down China measures
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US President Donald Trump signs the "John S McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019" at Fort Drum , New York, on August 13, 2018. Finally, Trump said the bill new lays the groundwork for his proposed Space Force, which would be a new, sixth branch of the armed forces. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides about $616.9 billion for the base Pentagon budget, $21.9 billion for nuclear weapons and $69 billion in war funding.

World News Louis Vuitton model convicted of murdering rival
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George Koh , 24, stabbed fellow model Harry Uzoka in the heart after he went to settle the dispute, accompanied by two friends on 11 January. A jury found George Koh (left) guilty of stabbing Harry Uzoka (right) through the heart. Koh was said to have been "obsessed" with Uzoka, tried to copy his look and had bragged about having sex with his girlfriend, Ruby Campbell . Tributes were paid to Uzoka following his death, with model Jourdan Dunn posting a photo of him on Twitter, with ...

World News Afghan forces battle Taliban for key city for fourth day
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On the other hand, the current USA push to draw Taliban leaders into peace negotiations with Kabul must succeed soon, he said, or risk following the failed path of previous efforts. "There were so many dead bodies under the bridges, at the side of roads and under the destroyed houses", she said. She said she is extremely anxious about him.

World News Italy Refuses Safe Harbour To Charity Ship Carrying Over A Hundred Migrants
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Italy's new right-wing populist interior minister Matteo Salvini, who campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform, is making good on his election promise by forbidding NGO ships carrying refugees to dock in Italy's ports. The Aquarius , which was left stranded with 630 migrants on board in June after being turned away by Rome and Valletta, resumed rescue operations off the Libyan coast last week.

World News Wildfire smoke rolls into region
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Smoky conditions early this week created the worst air quality conditions seen in Washington this year, said Andy Wineke, a spokesman for the Washington Department of Ecology's Air Quality Program. The Beaverton School District has canceled all outdoor athletic activities until further notice due to the unhealthy air quality. A value of 50 or below represents good air quality with little potential to affect even those with respiratory conditions, while a value over 300 represents ...

World News German pharma company fails to block United States execution
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About an hour later witnesses were taken into the execution viewing area. Otey was executed shortly after midnight in the electric chair, and some in the crowd sang the song "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" after it was announced . The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska failed in its attempts to block Moore's death. After Nebraska legislators overrode Ricketts' veto to outlaw the death penalty in 2015, he responded by personally investing money in a referendum to restore the ...

World News Australian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'
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In his speech, Mr Anning said "the final solution to the immigration problem is a popular vote". In his speech, Anning referred to the infamous White Australia policy , which effectively banned non-European migrants in the mid-20th century, and invoked the term "the final solution ", which the Nazis used to describe their genocide of Jews in Europe.

World News India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022
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PM Modi said India's status in the world had increased significantly since 2014 when a BJP-led NDA came to power "because we have an acumen to take bold decisions" and that has helped the country become world's sixth largest economy. 90 billion ($1.28 billion). Saha said the farmers were eager to hear what the prime minister had to say in his last I-Day speech in the current term, hoping that he'd offer solutions to their problems.

World News Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defence rests, case headed to jury
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The decision comes after Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a defense motion seeking to acquit Mr. Manafort, alleging prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office did not prove their case. "They're relying on the jury to agree with them". During testimony, Gates was forced to admit embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort and conducting an extramarital affair.

World News One million Muslim Uighurs held in secret China camps: United Nations panel
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He said there is "no such thing as re-education centers", but added criminals convicted of "minor offenses" have been assigned to "vocational educational and employment training centers with a view to assisting in their rehabilitation". In an editorial with the headline "Safeguarding Xinjiang's peace and stability is the most important human right", the Global Times said: "There is no doubt that intense control contributes to Xinjiang's peace today".

World News More than 300 Pennsylvania priests committed sexual abuse over decades
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The grand jury proposes a new statute which clearly states that no past or present non-disclosure agreement prevents a victim from talking to police. The report echoes the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials' concealment of it.

World News Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid 'legitimate'
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The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, a lot of them children, and injuring at least 79 others. The coalition initially said after the attack that the strike had targeted missile launchers that were used by the Houthis to attack the southern Saudi province of Jizan.

World News Italian footballer survives 30-metre fall in 'apocalyptic' bridge collapse
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Aerial footage showed more than 200 metres (650 feet) of the viaduct, known locally as the Morandi bridge, completely destroyed. "We are following minute by minute the situation for the bridge collapse in Genoa", Salvini said on Twitter. Autostrade, a unit of the infrastructure group Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton family, manages the section of the toll highway that collapsed.

World News Vancouver's air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups
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Metro Vancouver has issued an air quality advisory because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter stemming from wildfire smoke from various fires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider finding a public place with clean, air-conditioned indoor air like a public library or a community center.

World News Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya
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Like what you read? "The man was also bitten on the chest". A witness told The Star of Kenya that Chang moved too close to the animal, which suddenly turned on him and snapped at his chest . The Kenya Wildlife Service said it was tracking the hippo concerned. "We have seen a rise in cases of human-wildlife conflict around the lake and this is mainly due to the encroachment of the riparian land", Kilo who is also an honorary warden indicated.

World News Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Supports President Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Proposal
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Later in the week, he is scheduled to make the first visit to Argentina by a US defense secretary since 2005. Pence called out the military activities of Russian Federation and China in his speech at the Pentagon today. He added, "America will always seek peace, in space as on the Earth". "But history proves that peace only comes through strength", he added. This force will draw from across the military to provide space expertise in times of crisis and conflict, Pence said.

World News United States compound boy 'died in ritual ceremony'
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Defense attorneys said prosecutors sought to criminalize their clients for being African-Americans of Muslim faith. Clark said his client had permits to carry his weapons and no criminal record - accusing prosecutors of holding adults at the compound to an unusual standard due to their race and Muslim faith.

World News Baltimore officer recorded punching a man quits force
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In that video, Williams has McGrier pinned down on the ground as bystanders ask "what did he do?" He added that the officer, who has not been named, but has been with the agency for a little more than a year, has been suspended. The prosecutors' office would not comment on the case Sunday. "This is an important moment for the Baltimore Police Department", Thompson said. He was suspended shortly after the video first surfaced on Saturday.

World News Caspian Sea Countries Sign Landmark Deal
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Berdimuhamedov said the convention will promote mutual understanding between coastal countries and added Caspian Sea will permanently remain the zone of peace and good-neighborliness. Iran and Turkmenistan favor this formula, because they have the shortest shorelines. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed how the agreement has led the Caspian-rim countries to a new phase in relations that will boost dynamic development of the region.

World News Trump to Democrats: Give Pelosi Another Chance
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Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the House or not? The sarcasm-dripping tweet aside, Trump's interest in Democrats backing the House minority leader is likely genuine. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary this summer. Schrier, a pediatrician, was in second place in updated returns Thursday, followed closely by Democratic attorney Jason Rittereiser.

World News Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row
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The Labour leader has been criticised over the 2014 event in Tunis, with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu saying he deserved "unequivocal condemnation". An Israeli airstrike killed 47 people and wounded 65 others on October 1, 1985, according to official sources in Tunisia. He went on to explain that his goal was to replace to "cycle of violence" with a "cycle of dialogue" by honoring all those killed in terrorist incidents.

World News US man crashes plane into his home after fight with wife
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Authorities believe Youd, who was an experienced pilot, crashed the plane deliberately. The crash occurred in Payson, a Utah city of about 20,000 residents, 96km south of Salt Lake City. After he was released on bail the night before, Youd went back to the home to pick up some belongings, with police present. Payson Police confirm there have been previous domestic violence incidents at the home.

World News Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 'dozens' feared dead
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Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the bridge. The private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed over an industrial zone. This is an image of the bridge before the collapse. Restructuring work on the bridge, which was constructed in the 1960s, was carried out in 2016.

World News Man held after pedestrians injured in Houses of Parliament auto crash
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Armed officers could be seen surrounding the vehicle before leading a man away in handcuffs. A series of ambulances arrived at the scene. Eyewitnesses at the scene said one woman was being treated on the ground, but was awake. Police said in a tweet that Westminster station on the London Underground, or Tube network, was closed to entry from outside. "I turned around and I saw a silver auto driving very fast close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement", she said.

World News Trump To Soldiers: It's A New Day For The US Military
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After the bill-signing Trump made a reference to McCain at a political fundraiser in Utica, New York, criticising him - as he does repeatedly - for voting against a bill to repeal parts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law previous year.

World News Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on anniversary of Charlottesville violence
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Rally organizers encouraged supporters to bring a USA or Confederate flags, and cautioned not to react angrily to counter protesters. Last year's protests began August 11 and saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America's South before the Civil Rights movement.

World News Clarify activists arrests — European Union to Saudis
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The move was over recent arrest of several prominent human rights activists in Saudi Arabia . Trudeau made the comments a little over a week after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended diplomatic relations with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador after a series of tweets from the Canadian government criticizing the arrest of some social activists there.

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