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World News Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting
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Elijah "Trueboy" Clayton, 22, and Tayor "SpotMePlzz" Robertson, 27, died Sunday during a shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday. Traumatized and devastated ", the gamer added . Various competitors tweeted about the horrors of the afternoon, including professional gamer Drini Gjoka , who wrote, "I am literally so lucky".

World News Wildfire smoke may be coming back to Puget Sound
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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for Friday, Aug. 24, for the San Francisco Bay Area, the 10th of the Summer Season. "Exposure to ozone and fine particulate matter is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly, and those who have underlying medical conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, or asthma", the Metro Vancouver announcement ( pdf ) read.

World News Prime suspect in murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen is arrested
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Survival expert Jos Brech, wanted over the brutal 1998 killing of a young Dutch boy, has been arrested in Spain after one of the most extensive murder investigations to date in the Netherlands . It gave police a vital clue linking him to DNA on Nicky Verstappen's clothes. Image: Joseph Brech was reported missing by his family in April. A leading defence lawyer said he was prepared to take on the case on Jos Brech's behalf as there were traces of DNA from other people on the body as well.

World News Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin
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Authorities said 540 people had to leave their homes, with many forced into emergency accommodation. Firefighters initially could not enter the affected area because of munitions in the ground that exploded in the heat, Engel said, adding that the leftover ammunition is "scattered across the area" and the total amount of unexploded material is unknown.

World News Vatican led cover-up over shamed cardinal, claims archbishop
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A former top Vatican official accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month , and he called on the pontiff to resign. Pope Francis speaks with the media onboard a plane during his flight back from a trip in Dublin. Vigano, 77, a conservative whose hard-line anti-gay views are well known, also urged the reformist pope to resign over the issue.

World News John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81
Author: 0 John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Durbin had been asked what it signified to him that Mr. Trump likely won't be a part of the formal tributes to Mr. McCain, who died at the age of 81 on Saturday after a yearlong battle with cancer. White House aides drafted a fulsome statement for President Donald Trump on the death of Sen. The FLOTUS' remark went out at the exact same time as President Donald Trump's message , which shared a similar sentiment.

World News Six children and 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire
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One Chicago firefighter was also taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. The cause of the blaze hasn't been determined. The victims were found on the second floor of the property. Jessie Cobos leaned over a cross as he watched a local resident write the names of the victims who perished in the fire. 'I can't live without my babies, ' one woman cried.

World News Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned to Iran prison
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Following her voluntary return to prison on Sunday night, Ratcliffe praised Hunt for being "clear and critical" about his wife's case. Ten minutes after arriving, however, Mr Ratcliffe said the family received another phone call from the prosecutor's office and were told she would have to be back in her cell by sunset because the necessary permit had not been signed off.

World News McCain to be buried at US Naval Academy on September 2
Author: 0 McCain to be buried at US Naval Academy on September 2

Throughout Trump's presidency, McCain did not hesitate to speak candidly about policy differences with Trump, including the president's friendly posture toward Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Saturday, President Donald Trump ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff in honor of McCain's passing. " John McCain is one American who will never be forgotten.

World News US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia
Author: 0 US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia

Assad's army, with Russian air support, has been mustering troops and tanks around Idlib, the last stronghold of Syrian opposition groups now dominated by jihadists. According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, the provocation will be staged by terrorists of the Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham terrorist organization (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) and for this goal eight containers with chlorine have been brought to the Idlib province, the Tass news agency reported.

World News Facebook removes pages of top Myanmar military official, others
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The report extends culpability for the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state to Myanmar's civilian government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Thousands of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh following a campaign of arson and killings by the army in the Buddhist-majority previous year.

World News One Suspect Dead After Mass Shooting In Florida
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The shooting took place at the GLHF Game Bar at a riverfront mall for cash prizes up to $1000 in the Madden 19 Tournament. Jacksonville is about 480 kilometers north of Parkland, where a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

World News Trump’s lawyer warns Americans would ‘revolt’ if he is impeached
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Americans would revolt if President Donald Trump is eventually impeached under some phony "political" reason by the newly-elected and potentially hostile presidential Congress, Rudy Giuliani has claimed . "Again, proving that we didn't need a special counsel". THE FACTS: False. The campaign finance violations are crimes. Michael Cohen admitted in court Tuesday that President Trump directed him to illegally pay out money to two women to keep them from speaking during the 2016 ...

World News China slams 'irresponsible' Trump accusations over North Korea
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He said Mr. Pompeo would travel to North Korea after the trade dispute is resolved. Just Thursday Pompeo announced a new member of the negotiating team , former Ford Motor Company executive Stephen Biegun. "China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not!" Beijing hit back at Trump's "capricious" accusations in a statement posted on the foreign ministry website on Saturday.

World News Islamic State Leader in Afghanistan Killed in Raid
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Government officials on Sunday said another Daesh leader was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people. Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, the U.S. The group, however, has suffered repeated setbacks amid a bloody turf war with the much larger Taliban. Afghan and United States officials say a USA strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed a senior Daesh commander.

Author: 0 John McCain's death means potential legal battle to fill his Senate seat

President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his statement following the death of John McCain , which did not say anything kind about the late senator and war hero . Bush, called McCain "a patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage". As tributes poured in, the president who said McCain was " not a war hero " spent much of Sunday at his golf course in Virginia and did not utter a word publicly.

Author: 0 John McCain’s death leads to outpouring from foes and allies

We are fellow Americans, and that's an association that means more to me than any other'. John McCain's death is an appropriate time to think about this extraordinary man and his life. A patriot who fought everyday for American freedom and dignity. "I pray for peace and strength for his wife, Cindy, and their family as they mourn in the days ahead".

World News British Airways, Air France halting flights to Iran from September
Author: 0 British Airways, Air France halting flights to Iran from September

The same year, Air France and KLM both began operating their own flights to Tehran from their home airports of Charles de Gaulle in Paris and Amsterdam's Schipol, respectively. Therefore, one can easily conclude that political reasons rather than commercial ones are behind the move, since airlines such as Air France and KLM, which are members of a unified group, could have avoided halting operations in Iran by combining flights and replacing broad body planes with narrow ones, to compensate ...

World News Mass Shooting Reported at Video Game Tournament in Florida
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Local authorities warned residents to stay away from the area due to a mass shooting and said it was unclear whether there was a second suspect. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed a mass shooting to the paper but did not reveal any reported injuries or fatalities.

World News Julie Bishop to quit
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A trailblazer who was Australia's first female foreign minister and the Liberals' first female deputy leader, the 62-year-old was hailed by her peers Sunday. And yet on Friday, Bishop was the first to be dismissed in a party-room ballot, garnering just 11 votes of a possible 85 against Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison.

World News Embattled Trump warns impeachment would 'crash' economy
Author: 0 Embattled Trump warns impeachment would 'crash' economy

Weisselberg, 70, began working for the Trump Organization as an accountant in the 1970s, when President Donald Trump's father Fred ran the company. Although mainstream media members and the president's regular critics immediately pounced on the Cohen-Manafort news as proof that Trump was heading closer to impeachment proceedings and permeated the news cycle with their speculation, Trump's popularity remained virtually unchanged.

World News ‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say
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Audio of a live stream has captured the moment shots started being fired and screaming began during a USA gaming tournament. The commentators could be heard going silent as the first gunshots were fired and people began screaming. "Please don't come running out", the sheriff's office said. 'We can't stress enough to stay away. "They took me to the hospital". One competitor, Drini Gjoka of the Complexity Gaming esports group, reported being grazed by a bullet during the incident, ...

World News Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change
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An SMS Morgan poll last week in fact, conveyed she held preferred PM by a considerable margin- 64 percent against Labor's Bill Shorten, 36 percent. She was easily the electorate's choice. Bishop issued a statement on Sunday, saying she'll remain in Parliament. Turnbull tweeted that she was "an inspiring role model for women here and around the world".

World News Rohingya crisis one year on
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It included targeted burning of Rohingya villages, the use of landmines and the commission of crimes against humanity including murder, rape, torture , forced starvation and forced deportation as well as other serious human rights violations against the Rohingya.

World News US Navy revives North Atlantic fleet
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The U.S. 2nd Fleet, which traditionally covers the Western Atlantic, was deactivated in 2011 after the Pentagon decided it was too expensive to sustain a fleet to cover an area that has remained largely peaceful. "Although deeply consequential, the meaning of this establishment can be summarized simply as a dynamic response to a dynamic security environment", said CNO Richardson.

World News US Sanctions on Russia for Nerve Agent Attack Start Monday
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Moscow may ban more US politicians from entering Russia as part of a response to a new round of USA sanctions, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with a Russian magazine published on Friday. In the Federal register, the official Gazette of the United States government, published a document on new anti-Russian sanctions imposed in connection with the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British city of Salisbury.

World News Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge
Author: 0 Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised generational change in the warring Liberal party on Friday, seeking to end an internecine battle that has scarred the conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019. An immediate retirement would trigger a by-election in the NSW seat of Wentworth. Fellow Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch also called time on Mr Abbott.

World News Afghanistans national security adviser resigns in break with president
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Late last night it was confirmed that the minister of defence, Tariq Shah Bahrami, the minister of the interior, Wais Barmak, and the National Directorate of Security chief, Masoom Stanekzai, had all done so. The security shake-up comes after weeks of unrelenting attacks by the Taliban, who have seized several districts across the country in recent years.