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Japan to commercially hunt 227 whales this year

Japan to commercially hunt 227 whales this year

Japan is an IWC member and therefore was banned from commercial hunts of large whales . "This is a face saving way out of whaling, the beginning of the end of Japanese whaling", he told a news co...

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Small private plane crashed in Medford neighborhood

Small private plane crashed in Medford neighborhood

There were no immediate reports of casualties on the ground, and Molinaro said no one was inside the hangar at the time of the crash. Addison fire spokesman Edward Martelle said authorities hadn't...

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Afghan Taliban say latest talks with US are 'critical'

Afghan Taliban say latest talks with US are 'critical'

A potential deal would see the USA agree to withdraw its troops after more than 17 years in Afghanistan. Kabul-based Bilal Sarwary has more on the latest round of peace talks. A defense ministry's...

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Democrats defend USA presidential contender Kamala Harris against racist attacks

Democrats defend USA presidential contender Kamala Harris against racist attacks

Communications director for Harris, Lily Adams , said the campaign has a lot of 'momentum, ' following the debate. On Sunday, spokesmen for Biden's and Harris's campaigns sparred over the topic v...

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Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ

Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ

Bush, who visited when he was vice president. "I have no problem with him sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or any place else". Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended President Do...

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Sudan military council calls for an urgent agreement with leading protest group

Sudan military council calls for an urgent agreement with leading protest group

The planned "million man" march is seen as a test for protest organisers who were hit by a 3 June attack on a sit-in in the Sudanese capital and a subsequent internet blackout that limited their abili...

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Modi, Erdogan talk S-400 air defence deal, USA sanctions

Modi, Erdogan talk S-400 air defence deal, USA sanctions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was confident Saturday there would be no sanctions against Turkey over a controversial Russian missile deal following reassurances from United States lea...

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Ocasio-Cortez Goes After Ivanka Trump: ‘She’s Not A Qualified Diplomat’

Ocasio-Cortez Goes After Ivanka Trump: ‘She’s Not A Qualified Diplomat’

The French government on Saturday released a brief clip of a discussion at the G20 summit in Osaka involving four world leaders - and Ivanka Trump. But Ivanka Trump quickly butts in to offer her...

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Asia Expert: 'Trump 'Surrendered' Huawei Ban

Asia Expert: 'Trump 'Surrendered' Huawei Ban

Trump said the talks with Xi went "probably even better than expected". Last month the American tech powerhouse suspended Huawei's Android licence following the Trump administration's decision to p...

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Turkey Says Ready against LNA Threats | Asharq AL-awsat

Turkey Says Ready against LNA Threats | Asharq AL-awsat

Dozens of pro-Haftar fighters were killed in the clashes some 100 kilometres south of the capital, with at least 18 taken prisoner, a GNA spokesman said. The Javelin anti-tank missile launchers left b...

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NYC Pride March concludes month of Stonewall commemorations

NYC Pride March concludes month of Stonewall commemorations

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Chicago and portions of Cook County after the National Weather Service detected wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour from the system. Mary Glasspool, as...

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Who will replace Jean-Claude Juncker — EU summit

Who will replace Jean-Claude Juncker — EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed German conservative Manfred Weber , whose center-right European People's Party is the largest political group in the European Parliament but lost seats in the...

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White House insists Trump Huawei reversal not 'catastrophic mistake'

The aide pointed out that the chronic nature of the trade spat between the two top economies means the USA administration will by no means leap in a rush at any concrete deal but will continue negotia...

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LGBTQ group endorses Pete Buttigieg for president in 2020 race

LGBTQ group endorses Pete Buttigieg for president in 2020 race

He came under fire for his record on race relations, specifically his failure to integrate the police force in South Bend - a city where more than 1 in 4 residents is African-American but only 6% of t...

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Syrian regime hits area near Turkish observation post

Syrian regime hits area near Turkish observation post

Syrian soldiers also repelled a new attack launched by radical groups of the 'Front for the Liberation of the Levant, ' formerly Al-Nusra Front. Although Turkey and Russian Federation have agreed ...

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Senate Blocks Attempt to Prevent Trump From Using Funds for Iran Conflict

Senate Blocks Attempt to Prevent Trump From Using Funds for Iran Conflict

The Kaine-Udall amendment, which Senate Democrats rallied around this week, failed to gain the 60 votes needed to break through the chamber's filibuster rules. Ten senators did not vote. Last year...

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Strong to severe storms moving into Alabama - are more coming?

Strong to severe storms moving into Alabama - are more coming?

A subsequent update said "clusters" of thunderstorms were moving through the region at 60 km/h. 4 Live Radar is indicating that storms in our North Zone are capable of producing ping pong ball siz...

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DOJ expands its Boeing 737 Max probe to the Dreamliner, report says

DOJ expands its Boeing 737 Max probe to the Dreamliner, report says

The American aerospace giant is in hot water following two fatal 737 MAX crashes which claimed a total of 346 lives. According to the Seattle Times , a third source said several Boeing employees we...

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Bill de Blasio apologizes for quoting Che Guevara at event in Miami

Bill de Blasio apologizes for quoting Che Guevara at event in Miami

This quote was a rallying cry for Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara . To see more, visit WLRN 91.3 FM . "How can anyone wanting to be the leader of the free world quote a murderous guerrilla - in Miam...

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House passes border spending package in win for Pelosi

House passes border spending package in win for Pelosi

By contrast, the Senate's bill passed out of the upper chamber by a vote of 84-8 , while the House's vote was mostly along party lines . "It is terrible that we see so many thousands of people mak...

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Elton John blasts Putin for calling liberal values 'obsolete'

Elton John blasts Putin for calling liberal values 'obsolete'

Even Trump's critics were taken aback by his comments. Adding, "we look forward to spending some very good time together". Trump was asked by reporters if he would raise the scandal of election ...

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US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Kabul and hoped for a peace deal with the Taliban "before September 1". A Taliban leader in Qatar, who also declined to b...

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Trump wants Turkey missile plans resolved without harming ties: Turkish presidency

Trump wants Turkey missile plans resolved without harming ties: Turkish presidency

In a statement following talks between Erdogan and Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, the Turkish presidency said Erdogan had voiced concerns about USA actions that may harm the strate...

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15 dead as Pune apartment wall collapses

15 dead as Pune apartment wall collapses

Fire department personnel, along with a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, reached the spot and managed to rescue three people trapped under debris. The two injured, Ajay Kumar Dilip Shar...

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Scattered storms continue for the weekend — FIRST ALERT Weather

Scattered storms continue for the weekend — FIRST ALERT Weather

A few storms could be strong to severe from 12-7 PM. Even when you do mix in some dry time on Sunday , it will go along with cooler temperatures overall with highs around 70°, and a few degrees abo...

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Ex-Trump aide Manafort denies mortgage fraud

Ex-Trump aide Manafort denies mortgage fraud

A disheveled Paul Manafort limped into a Manhattan courtroom Thursday and pleaded not guilty to a host of fraud charges - but prosecutors say the former Trump campaign chairman has already confessed...

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Lady Gaga tells LGBT community: ‘I would take a bullet for you’

Lady Gaga tells LGBT community: ‘I would take a bullet for you’

Activists from around the world are rallying in the city's Greenwich Village to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the LGBTQ movement. "I really, really hope you celebrate every inch of ...

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Man drugged, sexually assaulted toddler; woman permitted it

Man drugged, sexually assaulted toddler; woman permitted it

It is alleged that the suspect then produced a handgun, struck the girl with it and proceeded to sexually assault her. A police official told KTLA the victim was nonverbal and unable to cry for help...

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CN train derails inside global Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

CN train derails inside global Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

They say they have been told that the sulphuric acid was contained. There were no fires or injuries involved in the derailment. A CN freight train derailed inside an worldwide tunnel linking Sarni...

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Responder Who Pushed Congress To Boost Compensation Fund Dies Of Cancer

Responder Who Pushed Congress To Boost Compensation Fund Dies Of Cancer

Shea tweeted that Alvarez was "an inspiration, a warrior, a friend". Appearing alongside comedian Jon Stewart , he said the Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) was "there to provide for our familie...

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Following concerns about wellbeing: Merkel 'active', 'healthy' after fresh trembling spell

According to BBC News , Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert dismissed the concerns after Merkel's shaking incident on Thursday. Asked if the chancellor would take part in this weekend's G20 meeting ...

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Mueller to publicly testify about report on Russian Federation probe

Mueller to publicly testify about report on Russian Federation probe

INSKEEP: Mr. Chairman, is your goal to build the evidence that could make the case for an eventual impeachment inquiry? "The president gave 1.4 million documents to Mueller ". Still, House Democrat...

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Pres. Trump refutes claim Sen. Harris won debate

Pres. Trump refutes claim Sen. Harris won debate

Here's what you need to know about the issue. At one point, in one of her best lines of the night, she called for an end to the crosstalk, saying, "America does not want a food fight, they want to k...

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Police searching for missing University of Utah student

Police searching for missing University of Utah student

In a statement given to Fox News , Lyft said it is cooperating with police in their investigations surrounding Lueck's disappearance. Mackenzie Lueck , 23, was last seen more than a week a...

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US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar amid Iran tensions

US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar amid Iran tensions

It did not specify how numerous hi-tech planes had been sent. F-22s, which carry air-to-air missiles and can perform ground-attack missions as well, had previously deployed to al-Dhafra air base in ...

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