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World News Hong Kong protest leaders reject chief executive’s dialogue platform plans
Author: 0 Hong Kong protest leaders reject chief executive’s dialogue platform plans

Last month, a group of Hong Kong leader had dismissed Carrie Lam offers of a private meeting about the protests over china extradition bill that has been suspended, for now, and called it "too little, too late". The protesters complain that police have used aggressive tactics, involving tear gas and rubber bullets. This story has been corrected in the 2:30 p.m.

World News US Jews who vote Democrat being 'disloyal' to Israel
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The comments came after Israel's decision to bar her and Tlaib from entering the occupied Palestinian territories, which they had meant to visit on a congressional delegation. Logan Bayroff of the liberal J Street pro-Israel group said it was "no surprise that the president's racist, disingenuous attacks on progressive women of color in Congress have now transitioned into smears against Jews".

World News Strong storms likely this morning
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Damaging winds, large hail and rainfall are the primary threat, though the chance of a tornado can not be ruled out, the National Weather Service said. A waterspout was spotted by Hancock County residents Tuesday evening as thunderstorms moved through the area. The Storm Prediction Center has placed Central Iowa under a Slight Risk area for severe storms both for overnight tonight and tomorrow morning.

World News Pompeo expresses regret over Iran tanker release
Author: 0 Pompeo expresses regret over Iran tanker release

This weekend, the Navy Commander of the IRGC, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, said the two tanker seizures should be viewed as separate issues, suggesting that just because Gibraltar released the Iranian vessel did not automatically mean Iran would release the British-flagged tanker.

World News No joke: Trump really does want to buy Greenland
Author: 0 No joke: Trump really does want to buy Greenland

Mette Frederiksen , who was visiting the world's largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen , told reporters: "Greenland is not Danish ". It is not the first time that the USA government has attempted to buy Greenland. "Denmark essentially owns it". "It's just something we've talked about", he said. Not so fast, Greenland responded: We're not for sale. Trump's interest in acquiring the island, which has a population of around 58,000 people, is definitely not the first time the ...

World News Tourists face six years' jail after 'stealing from pristine beach'
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Signs in multiple languages on Sardinian beaches warn visitors about the punishments for stealing sand, but that did not stop one couple from filling 14 plastic bottles with nearly 90 pounds of sand last week. More than 90kg of stolen sand from Italy's island of Sardinia. Officials do not believe the couple's claim they were unaware of the law, pointing out various signs posted in multiple languages that advise tourists the sand must stay on the beach.

World News Warren offers public apology over claim of tribal heritage
Author: 0 Warren offers public apology over claim of tribal heritage

Whether Native American voters put their support behind Warren remains to be seen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign is doing damage control after the Massachusetts Senator played up her Native American heritage. She talked about directing new resources to tribes and guaranteeing them broader jurisdiction on their own lands. Warren noted that her plan addresses this ongoing issue, pushing for the federal government to "get serious" about collecting and reporting data about these ...

World News Jill Biden to voters: ‘Swallow’ your principles and back my husband
Author: 0 Jill Biden to voters: ‘Swallow’ your principles and back my husband

It goes on to tout the accomplishments of the Obama administration - the economic recovery after the financial crisis and the passage of the nation's health care law - and the promises of Biden's candidacy to build on those efforts by building on the Affordable Care Act, restore relationships with USA allies and "restore the soul of the nation".

World News Trump Urges Fed Cut of 100 Basis Points, Cites World Economy
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Trump added that he was always looking at a payroll tax cut, and that a lot of people would like to see it. "Payroll taxes, I've been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time , whether or not we do it now or not - it's not being done because of recession", he said.

World News Coroner rules that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself
Author: 0 Coroner rules that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself

A lawyer who met with Epstein three days after he was removed from suicide watch claimed he was "very very upbeat" - an account that jibes with what sources told The Post about his spirits in the days before he apparently killed himself.

World News US Fires INF-Busting Missile, First Test Since Treaty Signed
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The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) said on Monday that two Russian monitoring sites closest to the mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them.

World News Armed man holding 37 people on bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Gonçalo, an area struggling with poverty and violence, is separated from Rio by Guanabara Bay. One news site has released a WhatsApp message reportedly written by one of the passengers, saying that the gunman has tied the passengers' hands and has a petrol can as well as a gun.

World News Epstein's $600M will, mysteriously signed two days before his death
Author: 0 Epstein's $600M will, mysteriously signed two days before his death

The records put the estate at more than $577 million but list no details of any beneficiaries. The New York medical examiner found that the 66-year-old, whose body was discovered on 10 August, died of "suicide by hanging". Virgin Islands with an estimated worth of $86.3 million, according to the court document. He said the document was Epstein's original last will.

World News Army chief dismisses serving major for misusing authority
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The current government has become the second civilian government to forgo its right to choose a chief of army staff. According to the Pakistani Prime Minister's office, General Bajwa's extension has been approved due to the "regional security environment".

World News Italian prime minister resigns after hard-hitting speech against Matteo Salvini
Author: 0 Italian prime minister resigns after hard-hitting speech against Matteo Salvini

The government crisis dates back to 7 August, when Lega voted down a non-binding motion presented by the Five Star Movement asking for works on the Lyon-Turin railway link to be stopped. A PD-M5S coalition could lead to the opposite of what Salvini intended ─ with him out of government altogether instead of being its sole leader. Salvini has signalled he could re-establish coalition ties, saying he would back a M5S bill cutting the number of lawmakers - but only if new elections were then ...

World News Here's What Came Of Antifa's Protest In Portland
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Flag-waving members of the Proud Boys and Three Percenters militia group had gathered late in the morning, some also wearing body armor and helmets. Antifa stands for anti-fascist and refers to a loose global coalition of activists and protesters who oppose far-right ideology.

World News NY police officer fired for deadly 2014 chokehold on Eric Garner
Author: 0 NY police officer fired for deadly 2014 chokehold on Eric Garner

Eric Garner's dying words, " I can't breathe ", became a rallying cry for the demonstrators and sparked a national debate over race and the use of force by police, helping to ignite the "Black Lives Matter" movement . She said she is urging legislators to make it a state and federal crime - not just an administrative violation - for any police officer to use a chokehold.

World News Leaked Docs: UK Faces Vast Shortages in No-Deal Brexit
Author: 0 Leaked Docs: UK Faces Vast Shortages in No-Deal Brexit

On Wednesday he said those trying to block Brexit were engaged in "a awful kind of collaboration", after former finance minister Philip Hammond said parliament would block a no-deal exit, and that the government must respect it. He told the Observer: "My message to MPs across Parliament is simple and urgent: only by working together can we stop no-deal". "Three years after the European Union referendum, the country stands at a precipice".

World News Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal
Author: 0 Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal

Epstein, 66, took his own life in a jail cell while awaiting federal trial for sex trafficking. Aside from Andrew , Epstein had connections to several other prominent names, including Presidents Trump and Bill Clinton , and was facing charges on sexual abuse as well as conspiracy.

World News Spain makes new offer to take in migrant boat refused by Italy
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After rejecting the offer to dock at Algeciras, Open Arms asked Italy to allow the migrants to disembark on Lampedusa, citing a deterioration in their physical and psychological conditions, it announced on Twitter. The Open Arms ship had rescued 147 migrants off Libya in early August. Salvini, who had welcomed Spain's offer as a vindication of his hardline stance, said Open Arms' refusal to accept it was "incredible and unacceptable".

World News Storm of controversy over new Army Chief appointment
Author: 0 Storm of controversy over new Army Chief appointment

President Maithripala Sirisena's office on Monday announced that Lt Gen Shavendra Silva has been named as the new army commander. Lieutenant General Silva joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Cadet Officer in 1984 and held the position of Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army prior to this appointment.

World News USA military tests ground-based cruise missile
Author: 0 USA military tests ground-based cruise missile

Col. Robert Carver tells U.S. News. The Pentagon statement said the test took place on San Nicolas Island in California. On Sunday, following the United States withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty on August 2, the USA tested a new ground-based cruise missile that can range over 300 miles.

World News Macron urges Putin to respect free speech, democracy at pre-G7 talks
Author: 0 Macron urges Putin to respect free speech, democracy at pre-G7 talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday there was no risk of increased radiation levels after a blast at a military site in northern Russia on August 8 that killed at least five people. Putin said he saw no alternative to "Normandy" format heads of state talks on the Ukraine crisis, but stopped short on Monday of signing up to a new summit on the subject.

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