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Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019:The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019:The Asahi Shimbun

The head of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), Hariyadi Sukamdani, viewed the president's decision to tap Ma'aruf Amin as his running mate in the 2019 election was Jokowi's attempt to su...

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NZ to ban plastic shopping bags

NZ to ban plastic shopping bags

The move for The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 stores coincides with the government's proposed legislation to ban single use plastic checkout bags, a proposal that The...

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8 bodies found in Indonesian plane crash

A light plane crashed in the Indonesia province of Papua (green on map) where only a 12-year-old boy survived. The plane departed from Tanah Merah airport in Boven Digul on Saturday at 1:42 p.m. Pla...

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Turkey is a ‘target of economic war’, Erdogan says

Turkey is a ‘target of economic war’, Erdogan says

The warning comes after the Turkish lira fell by an astounding 20 per cent on Friday. Municipal elections are not until April 2019. "The TRY is in a full-blown currency crisis as the number of neg...

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N. Korea detains Japanese man, throwing Tokyo into a panic:The Asahi Shimbun

N. Korea detains Japanese man, throwing Tokyo into a panic:The Asahi Shimbun

But Japan is also determined to resolve the issue of its citizens who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. Five were returned several years ago after talks held under the admin...

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No room in U.S. for ‘neo-nazism’ - Ivanka Trump

No room in U.S. for ‘neo-nazism’ - Ivanka Trump

The tweet's language was similar to his first response to the tragedy previous year, after neo-Nazis, Klansman, and other racists descended on the small Virginia, which resulted in one woman's deat...

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Search continues for US Marine reported overboard near Philippines

Search continues for US Marine reported overboard near Philippines

Aircraft on board the USS Essex are searching waters off the Sulu Sea and the Surigao Strait while multiple searches are also being made inside the ship itself, the unit said. Navy and Philippine Co...

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Get Paid To Live On A Greek Island And Play With Cats

Get Paid To Live On A Greek Island And Play With Cats

You are also expected to take the cats to their veterinary appointments and provide them lots of love. The listing, from God's Little People Cat Rescue , is (seriously) looking for someone interest...

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Hundreds Hurt As Romanian Police Scuffle With Anticorruption Protesters

Hundreds Hurt As Romanian Police Scuffle With Anticorruption Protesters

Dozens of Romanian protesters were wounded after security forces used tear gas and water cannons to disperse anti-corruption demonstrators in Bucharest on Friday night when tens of thousands of people...

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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

His best-known works include A House for Mr Biswas , The Mystic Masseur, A Bend in the River and the Booker prize-winning In a Free State. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and...

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Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

Some individuals lobbed rocks, bottles and smoke bombs at riot police. Police came in for criticism after they used water cannons and tear gas on Friday to disperse protesters calling on the leftwin...

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Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick for murder, rape of 7-year-old

Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick for murder, rape of 7-year-old

Irick was living with Paula Dyer's mother and stepfather in 1985 when he attacked the girl. At first he appeared to sigh and say "no". Then he started snoring and two minutes later he turned dark pu...

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Florida suspect "udder" arrest after herd of cows chases her into custody

It's a relevant question, thanks to a video that shows a woman on the run from the law who ended up being chased by a herd of cows. When she got out of the vehicle to flee the scene on foot, she fou...

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Trump Calls Omarosa 'A Lowlife' After N-Word Claim Surfaces

Manigault Newman served as the director of communications for the White House's Office of Public Liaison and claims chief of staff John Kelly fired her because she was close to getting audio of Trump ...

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Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria killed 1,427

Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria killed 1,427

The official death toll had stood at 64 for months. Puerto Rico is estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, a figure more than 20 times the official toll which has remain...

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Twitter admits Infowars tweets broke rules, but the account stays up

Twitter admits Infowars tweets broke rules, but the account stays up

He did, however, contend that the tweets were not violations of Twitter rules. The specific tweets that allegedly violated the rules were not revealed. Twitter is one of the only major social media co...

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German police save man from baby squirrel terror

German police save man from baby squirrel terror

Police said the animal was well looked after. A tiny squirrel chased a German man so aggressively that the man called the police for help Thursday. But the chase ended when the squirrel, apparentl...

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Trump commemorates Charlottesville violence with appeal to unity

Trump commemorates Charlottesville violence with appeal to unity

Jeff Stern, State Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, said at the press conference that the governor's declaration would allow for the sufficient distribution and utiliz...

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Tourist on bike struck and killed by vehicle in Manhattan

Tourist on bike struck and killed by vehicle in Manhattan

United States network NBC reported a friend and passers-by delivered first aid but she was pronounced dead at the hospital she was taken to. "But we can say, the one thing that's always true is, dri...

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Takeaways From the Pence 'Space Force' Sales Pitch

Takeaways From the Pence 'Space Force' Sales Pitch

The White House has announced plans to extend U.S. military dominance into space with the creation of a new , sixth branch of its armed forces, called the Space Force . It's unclear whether th...

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Firefighters battle Holy Fire as it approaches structures

Firefighters battle Holy Fire as it approaches structures

More than 21,000 people and 7,400 homes have been evacuated in and around the city of Lake Elsinore, where flames and billowing smoke rose into the sky at the edge of the city of 60,000 near the Sant...

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Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: health ministry

Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: health ministry

Israel's government hasn't confirmed the truce. At least 40 Palestinians were shot by Israeli fire in the protests, the health ministry in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip said, with volunteer medic A...

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Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, U.S. media reported. Mueller issued subpoenas in May to John Kakanis, a former driver for Stone, and Jason Sullivan, who did social media a...

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Kerala Rains: 22 Killed in Landslide Due to Flood, Train Services Disrupted

Kerala Rains: 22 Killed in Landslide Due to Flood, Train Services Disrupted

The Idukki reservoir has three dams and the main dam on the Periyar that holds maximum water has no shutters as it is situated between two imposing granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi m...

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Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result

Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result

Mr Chamisa tweeted: "Our legal team successfully filed our court papers". Last month, Mnangagwa secured a comfortable victory, according to results from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, polling 2....

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Homeland Security RETURNS deported woman and her daughter after judge's order

Homeland Security RETURNS deported woman and her daughter after judge's order

The plaintiffs on the plane are identified in the lawsuit as Carmen and her minor daughter, although Carmen is a pseudonym, the network reported. Sullivan threatened Attorney General Jeff Sessi...

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Emmanuel Shadary named presidential candidate of DR Congo’s ruling coalition

Emmanuel Shadary named presidential candidate of DR Congo’s ruling coalition

Late Tuesday, Kabila held talks with his political allies, who are joined in an electoral platform called the Common Front for Congo (FCC), on picking a candidate who would succeed him. Kamerhe is t...

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Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

The scheme was revealed in a Vice article published on August 8 that told readers they could email their MP to request a picture. Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen...

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Swastikas will no longer automatically be banned in German video games

Swastikas will no longer automatically be banned in German video games

All computer games sold on storage media in Germany have to be checked by the USK, which issues age ratings, but until now producers whose games contained banned symbols could not even hand them in fo...

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Firefighters battle a rare 'firenado' at plastics factory in the UK

Firefighters battle a rare 'firenado' at plastics factory in the UK

Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility. He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or...

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Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

After fighting off the nighttime assault, police were conducting house-to-house searches and trying to work out how the Taliban infiltrated so deep into the city, which is barely 120km (75 miles) sout...

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Fredericton Shooting: 'Multiple Fatalities' Confirmed In Incident, Police Say

Fredericton Shooting: 'Multiple Fatalities' Confirmed In Incident, Police Say

Several police, firefighters and paramedics are at the scene. We will provide more details as soon as we can. They're asking members of the public to stay clear of Brookside Drive between Main and Rin...

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Helicopters help evacuate 1,600 campers after flooding in southern France

Helicopters help evacuate 1,600 campers after flooding in southern France

Around 1,600 people, including many holidaymakers at campsites, have been evacuated in southern France after torrential rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into raging torr...

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Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court

Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court

The first hearing for the petitions is scheduled for January. "In a almost 60-page document, the petitioners call on the Israeli Supreme Court to annul the Jewish Nation-State Basic Law, which is ra...

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Indonesia hit by powerful aftershock days after 319 died in quake

Indonesia hit by powerful aftershock days after 319 died in quake

Tens of thousands of homes , businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island. "Evacuees and people ran ...

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