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Couple accused of faking baby's birth, death to scam gifts

Couple accused of faking baby's birth, death to scam gifts

During a search at the couple's home, the police could not find any record, but a doll that looks exactly the same that Kaycee uploaded on her Facebook . "This campaign received 15 donations totaling...

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Sudan opposition and military sign final power-sharing accord

Sudan opposition and military sign final power-sharing accord

On Thursday, the opposition FFC put forward economist Abdullah Hamdok as its candidate to be the first civilian prime minister since Bashir took power in 1989. Talks between the protesters and the mil...

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Nigerian govt ordered to pay Sh930bn to private gas firm

Nigerian govt ordered to pay Sh930bn to private gas firm

The litigation stemmed from a 20-year gas and supply processing agreement (GSPA) between P&ID and the Federal Government in 2010 to build a state-of-the-art gas processing facility in Calabar. However...

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Arrests as right and left-wing groups clash with police in Portland

Arrests as right and left-wing groups clash with police in Portland

Jones said at one point there were about 1,200 on the streets, but that number had fallen to about 400 late in the afternoon. In a video he livestreamed on Facebook, Gibson accused the police of pla...

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Airport worker in New York fired after giving passenger 'You ugly!' note

Airport worker in New York fired after giving passenger 'You ugly!' note

Neal Strassner , 40, said he was handed the small brown folded up piece of paper by a female worker before collecting his things at the check point in June. Rather than a message disparaging someone's...

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Trudeau's rivals focus on ethics violation before election

Trudeau's rivals focus on ethics violation before election

That flies directly in the face of Trudeau's consistent denials of having done anything wrong. Trudeau subsequently kicked both women out of the Liberal caucus ; they are running for re-election as...

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Ken Clarke says he 'wouldn't object' to being caretaker PM

Labour wants a vote of no-confidence in the government shortly after parliament returns from its summer break on September 3. He then wants to delay Brexit, call a snap election, and campaign for an...

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'Freedom for Hong Kong!': protesters defy Beijing's threat

'Freedom for Hong Kong!': protesters defy Beijing's threat

Teachers protest against the extradition bill during a rally organised by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019. The park has always been used as the staging poi...

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USA murderer executed after choosing electric chair

USA murderer executed after choosing electric chair

In 2018, Tennessee used the electric chair for two executions. "The death sentence of Stephen West was executed by means of electrocution on August 15, 2019, in accordance with the laws of the s...

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Ocasio-Cortez Praises Bernie Sanders' Reaction to Tlaib, Omar, Israel Fallout

Ocasio-Cortez Praises Bernie Sanders' Reaction to Tlaib, Omar, Israel Fallout

She tweeted that "visiting her grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in-fighting against racism, oppression & injustice". "Israel's law prohibits the ent...

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Trump talks Afghanistan troop withdrawal with top security officials

Trump talks Afghanistan troop withdrawal with top security officials

The Taliban have not officially commented, but an unofficial statement circulating among Taliban fighters on WhatsApp and seen by AFP confirmed the claim. They said that Ahamdullah was a respected Isl...

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U.S. has applied to seize Grace 1 tanker, Gibraltar says

U.S. has applied to seize Grace 1 tanker, Gibraltar says

The British territory's government had been maintaining since Tuesday that it was seeking to "de-escalate" tensions over the Grace 1 , after holding meetings and exchanging a series of documents with...

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother in West Bank still hopes for a visit

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother in West Bank still hopes for a visit

Despite the disappointment over having to forgo meetings, meals and ceremonies in Tlaib's honor, other Palestinians NBC News spoke to said they backed her decision, saying they'd prefer she visited as...

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N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

Also on Friday, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the East Sea, the sixth such launch since late July. The North has recently said that inter-Korean dialogue won't resume unless t...

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Lost baby dugong died from shock and eating plastic: Thailand

Lost baby dugong died from shock and eating plastic: Thailand

Dugongs are marine mammals related to the manatee that graze on sea grass in warm, shallow waters from East Africa to Australia . Last week, however, Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Re...

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Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

The order was was dealt a major blow that same month when an Obama-appointed federal judge on the U.S. District Court in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction against it, stopping the ban acro...

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Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in 'stages': Pentagon

Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in 'stages': Pentagon

A day earlier, the Pentagon said security mechanisms of the Syria safe zone agreement will be implemented in stages. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar along with Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, a...

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Dozens killed or wounded in Kabul wedding blast

Dozens killed or wounded in Kabul wedding blast

Reports indicate that hundreds of people were inside the Dubai City Wedding Hall, located in western Kabul , at the time of the explosion. Footage from the scene showed a seating area covered in bl...

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Russian plane emergency landing

Russian plane emergency landing

Paramedics were on hand and only 23 passengers had to be admitted to nearby hospitals. But it could have been worse. Russian media compared the incident to the US Airways flight that carried o...

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Centrist Hickenlooper Drops Bid for Democratic Presidential Nomination

Centrist Hickenlooper Drops Bid for Democratic Presidential Nomination

He had been urged to run for Senate in Colorado , challenging Sen. "I intend to give that some serious thought", Hickenlooper said. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. He vowed to "take the fig...

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Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field

It also comes amid turmoil in Yemen and heightened tensions in the wider Mideast between the USA and Iran , which the West sees as a major backer of the Houthis . Iran denies being behind those at...

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At least 20 wounded in bombing at Kabul wedding

At least 20 wounded in bombing at Kabul wedding

Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told The Associated Press there was no immediate information on the cause of the blast. "There are so many dead and wounded victims", Omid said. Ten days ago ...

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Tlaib won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' Israeli conditions

Tlaib won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' Israeli conditions

Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher spoke out Friday against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, calling it "a bulls- purity test" for fellow liberals. As a free and ...

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Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital

Rahimi said the blast occured around 10:40 pm (18:10 GMT). He shared on Facebook photos showing several apparent bodies inside a dining area. Witnesses said the building was packed with guests whe...

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Hong Kong teachers' rally starts another weekend of protest

Hong Kong teachers' rally starts another weekend of protest

After thousands of people gathered in protest in the main terminal of Cathay's home hub, Hong Kong worldwide airport, the airline was eventually forced to cancel more than 200 flights. Among the pro...

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India hints at changing ‘no first use’ nuclear policy

India hints at changing ‘no first use’ nuclear policy

Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that New Delhi's threat of a nuclear war in the region is another damning reminder of its 'unbridled thirst for violence'. Since then, India has maintained th...

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib rejects Netanyahu's terms and forgoes trip to visit grandmother

Rep. Rashida Tlaib rejects Netanyahu's terms and forgoes trip to visit grandmother

However, on Friday morning, Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri granted Tlaib's request on humanitarian grounds to see her grandmother in the Israeli-occupied West Bank . Despite Israeli governmen...

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Hundreds mourn with husband of El Paso victim

Hundreds mourn with husband of El Paso victim

He kneels in front of a white cross bearing his wife's name that is surrounded by candles and dozens of flowers. "I love y'all, man", Basco said , as he received the embraces, one after another. "I...

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British Opposition Leader Calls for No-Confidence Vote

British Opposition Leader Calls for No-Confidence Vote

In a letter to other opposition leaders and pro-EU Conservative lawmakers, the Labour chief said Parliament should then unite behind a Corbyn-led "temporary government" that would seek a delay to Bre...

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London Protesters March in 'Solidarity With Hong Kong'

London Protesters March in 'Solidarity With Hong Kong'

Water-filled barricades fortify the airport and government offices. Having fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the streets, and at one point in a subway station, police are warning that they ...

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‘We stand with Hong Kong’: Hundreds expected at Toronto rally

‘We stand with Hong Kong’: Hundreds expected at Toronto rally

But protesters remain unbowed, despite the arrests of more than 700 people and 11 consecutive weekends of rallies that have won few concessions. The protests began as opposition to a now-suspended ...

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Canadian prime minister violated conflict of interest rules in SNC-Lavalin probe

Canadian prime minister violated conflict of interest rules in SNC-Lavalin probe

After this week's explosive report by parliamentary ethics commissioner Mario Dion, confirming and condemning Justin Trudeau's attempts to influence the former attorney general, it is hardly lik...

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Woman survives 5,000-foot fall from plane after parachute fails

Woman survives 5,000-foot fall from plane after parachute fails

Several bystanders reportedly witnessed the said skydiving incident, which happened on a Saturday, watched with fear and disbelief as the shocking incident unfolded before their eyes. However, she sai...

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Micro-plastics in the snow: plastic crisis continues

Micro-plastics in the snow: plastic crisis continues

There are likely microplastics - small pieces of plastic that form when larger pieces break down - in your salt , bottled water and even in human waste . The scientists thought ocean currents mi...

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Terrence K. Williams Defends President Trump Retweeting Epstein Conspiracy Theory

Terrence K. Williams Defends President Trump Retweeting Epstein Conspiracy Theory

The alleged link between Epstein's death and the Clintons seems to be related to an even older conspiracy theory , dubbed the "Clinton Body Count", implying that the two politicians have a heavy-ha...

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