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USA urges China to open up on Tiananmen Square crackdown

USA urges China to open up on Tiananmen Square crackdown

The Tiananmen crackdown is a taboo subject in China and 29 years later it remains a point of contention between China and many Western countries. Elsewhere in the world, much smaller protests we...

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Lava from Kilauea volcano completely fills Kapoho Bay: USGS

Lava from Kilauea volcano completely fills Kapoho Bay: USGS

Okabe described the area as a mix of vacation rentals and year-round residences. By Tuesday morning, the lava had completely filled Kapoho Bay - shocking residents and frequent visitors who realiz...

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No injuries from London hotel fire yet reported

No injuries from London hotel fire yet reported

It says 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters are at the scene. Fire crews state they are no reports of any injuries following the fire. TV presenter Anna Whiteley a took to Twitter to announce ...

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Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

It is believed the reptile that killed Pastor Docho was a Nile Crocodile which can grow up to six metres (20ft) long. Eshete died after being bitten on his back, hands, and legs. The "reddish-brown"...

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Singapore to mint Trump-Kim commemorative medallion

Singapore to mint Trump-Kim commemorative medallion

We are talking about the construction of a railroad, let's say (and, by the way, China could join these projects as well), between Russian Federation and North and South Korea. Trump has been trying t...

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7.7-pct GDP growth rate shows India's economy on uptrend: business leader

7.7-pct GDP growth rate shows India's economy on uptrend: business leader

India's GDP grew slightly better than expected at 7.7% for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, raising the prospect of an interest rate hike by the country's central bank later this year. The financin...

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Teacher charged for feeding sick puppy to snapping turtle

Teacher charged for feeding sick puppy to snapping turtle

But authorities declined to file charges after determining there was no intent to torture or harm the raccoons, which are considered nuisance animals. The uproar after the March 7 incident forced poli...

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Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul

Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul

According to local media, around 3,000 clerics were attending the meeting of the Ulema Council, Afghanistan's top religious leaders. "A friend of mine, Gul Ahmad Delawar, from the Ministry of Haj a...

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'I have the absolute right to pardon myself'

'I have the absolute right to pardon myself'

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he can not be indicted or subpoenaed and has the power to pardon himself. "The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" "Even if ...

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US president suggests Mueller is behind Russia probe leaks

US president suggests Mueller is behind Russia probe leaks

Trump's lawyers had argued in the January letter that the president could not have obstructed the probe given the powers granted to him by the US Constitution, the Times report said. Nearly immediat...

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Man who killed a girl in hit-and-run is killed in a hit-and-run

Man who killed a girl in hit-and-run is killed in a hit-and-run

McCann, however, said there was one huge difference between the hit-and-run crash that took Carolee's life and the hit-and-run crash that took Parkhurst's life. Spectators in the stands of Goodall Par...

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UK plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status

UK plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status

The Brexit minister's plan is a revision of the "max fac" or "maximum facilitation" plan, the report said , citing a source. With pressure mounting to agree on a position before a summit of Eur...

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Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

In an interview with Austrian public broadcaster ORF on June 4, Putin dismissed as "ridiculous" charges by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy restauranteur dubb...

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The 2018 primary elections liveblog

The 2018 primary elections liveblog

Several congressional races look like they could be close this year, including 10 in California and five in New Jersey . Senator Roger Wicker expected a tough primary challenge from Chris McDan...

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Iran Plans to Expand Ability to Enrich Uranium

Iran Plans to Expand Ability to Enrich Uranium

Israel hopes that evidence from the secret nuclear archive will bolster Netanyahu's efforts to persuade his European counterparts to quit the deal, which Israel argues is invalid because it was based ...

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First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit

First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit

Her last sighting was on May 10, when she joined Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in welcoming home hostages from North Korea . She underwent a surgical procedure on May 14 to treat a benign kidney...

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Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort 'tried to get witnesses to lie'

Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort 'tried to get witnesses to lie'

The filing says that FBI Special Agent Brock W. Domin's testimony and evidence will show that Manafort attempted to tamper with witnesses . This is the second time that prosecutors have accuse...

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9,900 earthquakes unleashed on Hawaii Island in the last 30 days

9,900 earthquakes unleashed on Hawaii Island in the last 30 days

Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. Snyder said it was hard to count homes in that area from the air because of steam pr...

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Kim aide at White House to give letter to Trump

Kim aide at White House to give letter to Trump

I believe they will be coming down to Washington on Friday. Abe, speaking at a gathering organized by his Liberal Democratic Party's local chapter, also stressed that Japan will not change its sta...

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Giuliani says legal battle would ensue if Mueller subpoenas President Trump

Giuliani says legal battle would ensue if Mueller subpoenas President Trump

A new confidential memo from the President Donald Trump's lawyers explains why he may not be forced to testify before the special counsel. But it's not clear that Trump's lawyers understand thos...

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Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office

Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office

Madrid fired Catalonia's government and took control of the running of the region after an illegal and unsuccessful declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament in October. Two Catalan p...

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In first, Israel participates in major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise near Russian Federation

In first, Israel participates in major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise near Russian Federation

Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise is created to enhance readiness and interoperability among allies and regional partners", the U.S. Army said. The United States and North Atlantic Treaty ...

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Jimmy Fallon gives surprise speech at Stoneman Douglas graduation

Jimmy Fallon gives surprise speech at Stoneman Douglas graduation

He's rewatched surveillance footage, read witness statements and studied dozens of pages of documents, trying to figure out what happened. A lawsuit from a victim's family repeatedly calls him a "cow...

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Kim Jong Un Has Fired Top 3 Military Officials

Kim Jong Un Has Fired Top 3 Military Officials

That means the summit will begin at 1pm on June 12, NZ time. But efforts may have been frustrated, owing to North Korea's lack of cooperation with initial US weapon demands , a South Korean forei...

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Bill Clinton Defends Response to Monica Lewinsky Scandal

Bill Clinton Defends Response to Monica Lewinsky Scandal

Asked about the stark contrast in press coverage between Mr. Obama and President Trump, Mr. Clinton agreed that there was a different standard. Trump Jr. Clinton said people were only pouncing...

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Pompeo calls for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS

Pompeo calls for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS

Arreaza said Venezuelans will fight for their sovereignty. Under Article 21 of this Charter, an extraordinary general assembly of OAS member states can suspend a country from the body, the main foru...

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Merkel and Netanyahu hold joint press conference in Berlin (in English)

Merkel and Netanyahu hold joint press conference in Berlin (in English)

Netanyahu, on a tour to persuade European countries to follow the USA administration of Donald Trump in tearing up a nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran, said the country was using proceeds from ...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Wins Supreme Court Decision

Masterpiece Cakeshop Wins Supreme Court Decision

Colorado is one of 22 states that include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination law, which allowed Mr Craig and Mr Mullins to win their case before the state's Civil Rights Commission. Human R...

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Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

Local search and rescue efforts were suspended on Sunday due to low light and risky conditions. Another victim was found in the streets of El Rodeo by volunteer firefighters and later died in an amb...

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Gabriela on Duterte kissing OFW: 'Disgusting theatrics of a misogynist'

Gabriela on Duterte kissing OFW: 'Disgusting theatrics of a misogynist'

The two women then approached the president on stage, and as a sign of gratitude after receiving the book, both of them kissed the president's right hand, before attempting to leave. In the 2016 presi...

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Police say suspect in four Phoenix-area slayings kills himself

Police say suspect in four Phoenix-area slayings kills himself

Hoster said investigators do not know yet whether Levine's death was connected to the others. Police said Steven Pitt, 59, was shot in broad daylight Thursday afternoon outside his office on the outsk...

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State wants death for 2 in killing of deputy

State wants death for 2 in killing of deputy

Authorities launched a manhunt Wednesday after Dickson County Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. She also thanked the tight-knit community ...

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These U.S. industries could feel the bite of a trade war

These U.S. industries could feel the bite of a trade war

Trump imposed 25 per cent import duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum in early March, citing national security concerns about the impact those imported products were having on the American dome...

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Where is Melania Trump?

Where is Melania Trump?

Mrs Trump has not made a public appearance since 10 May when she and her husband welcomed home three Americans who had been released from prison in North Korea. According to The Daily Mail , a new c...

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German police shoot knife-wielding man in Berlin Cathedral

German police shoot knife-wielding man in Berlin Cathedral

Video footage posted on social media showed armed policemen cordoning off the area around the cathedral and two ambulances parked at its entrance, a tourist attraction in the German capital. The cathe...

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