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Police say man confessed to killing younger sister, 2 cousins

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Police said Nadira's mother found the dead children - all with stab punctures and lacerations to their bodies - on a bed inside the home. Antonio Williams , 24, of Clinton, has been arrested on three counts of first-degree murder and other related charges in the slaying of the girls. Read More »

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on August 19 the launch of an operation to retake the city of Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul and one of Islamic State militants' few remaining strongholds in the country. IS's self-proclaimed "caliphate" effectively collapsed with the fall of Mosul, but parts of Iraq and Syria remain under its control, especially in border areas. Read More »

Germany urged to probe coup fugitive reports

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Erdogan did not make it clear which German political party he would like people to support in the polls for the Bundestag on September 24. 19 slammed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Garbiel over his remarks suggesting that Ankara was intervening in German elections, urging him to know his limits. Read More »

Youth Summer Unemployment Rate Declines to 17-Year Low

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July employment was down by an estimated 7,500 jobs from the same month in 2016, or 2.1 percent . "The commonwealth's rate remained above that of the United States, which was down one-tenth of a percentage point from June to 4.3 percent". "Over the year, the Pennsylvania rate declined by one-half of a percentage point". Education and health services added 1,300 (+0.2 percent) jobs over the month. Read More »

Why does a WWI general merit a Trump tweet?

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Hours after an apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona , President Trump recycled a largely discredited internet tale that he promoted on the campaign trail as a way to call attention to what he has called "radical Islamic terrorism". Yes, he mentioned 25 years of prosperity last year, which contradicts with his latest claim of 35 years. Mr Trump's first tweet about the attack in Spain said the U.S. Read More »

Stabbing attack in Finland leaves 1 dead, several wounded

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Police have said it was likely the suspect acted alone, but added they were looking for "other possible perpetrators". While news agency AFP claimed that one person was killed, BBC said two were killed un the attack. Police officials were quoted in the media as saying that the suspected attacker was shot in the leg and nabbed. On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku . Read More »

Zero tolerance for violence at Saturday's 'free speech' protests

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City leaders reiterated that a zero-tolerance policy on violence and weapons will be strictly enforced during Saturday's events . Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had asked counter-protesters to avoid Boston Common, saying their presence would draw more attention to the far-right activists. Read More »

North Korea crisis: United States and South Korea to conduct joint exercise

The US and South Korea would begin a 10-day-long annual military exercise next week, the Pentagon said today amid the continued provocative behaviour from North Korea. A South Korean government source who spoke to SBS anonymously said Seoul agreed with the proposal to scale back. "I am not considering that right now", Chung said, in response to a question from conservative lawmaker Chung Jin-suk on whether the military was looking into reducing or suspending the joint drills. Read More »

It's confirmed! Shraddha Kapoor to star opposite Prabhas in 'Saaho'

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Prabhas , the Telugu superstar who became an global sensation with " Baahubali " recently announced that he will be starring in " Saaho " which will be an action-thriller film in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. But it is Shraddha Kapoor who has been zeroed in as Prabhas' heroine for the action-thriller. But now after a string of flops behind her, Shraddha can see reason and will cut down her price to accommodate the Telugu film's budget. Read More »

Aussie Deputy PM is a New Zealander

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Meanwhile, Ardern said her party valued its relationship with the Australian government but it was "high regrettable" that Bishop "has chosen to make false claims about the New Zealand Labour Party". A Trans-Tasman stoush has erupted over the surprise news that Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen. Ms Bishop accused the Australian Labor Party of trying to use the New Zealand Parliament to undermine the Australian government, saying it put the ... Read More »

Flood situation improves, total death toll 123

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Reports of grievances also coming from several districts for alleged poor distribution of relief to the affected people and looting of ration was also came in from several distribution centres. Communication between Falakata and Madarihat in Jalpaiguri district remained cut off due to large-scale inundation and a majority of the residents of the two areas had taken shelter in the relief camps, they added. Read More »

No confrontation between Indian, Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Indian Army refused to comment on the incident. According to reports, the Chinese soldiers attempted to enter India from two sides - Finger Four and Finger Five - twice between 6 am and 9 am yesterday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she did not know the details of the most recent incident. India has, however, said that both China and India need to pull back troops from the region. Read More »

Danish mystery submarine sailed with lights off

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Ms Wall was not found inside the submarine after it was raised and transported for investigation on Saturday. The vessel was recovered on Saturday from Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen, where it had been lying at a depth of seven metres, and taken into harbour. Read More »

Confrontation with North Korea not imminent

Pompeo on Fox News, when asked about the possibility of a missile north Korean nuclear strike on american soil. If the USA saw a North Korean ICBM heading its way, it may choose to respond with a nuclear counterattack. "That is their ticket to survival, and I don't see any way that they're going to give it up", he added. The US and South Korean militaries are about to conduct another round of joint war games that will again fuel tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Dunford says U.S. military options only if sanctions fail: South Korea

Pacific territory of Guam. President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, before their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Monday. He said the 1950-53 Korean war had "cost more than a million lives, left cities in ruins and perpetuated the division of the peninsula". In a fresh warning, Pyongyang's official media on Monday lashed out at the allies for the upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian annual military ... Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

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He said the USA has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but he declined to provide specifics. And Pompeo said he fully expected Kim to continue to oversee missile tests and seek to advance the North Korean nuclear program in an effort to shore up the country's ability to strike the mainland United States with a nuclear weapon. Read More »

Guam is telling its citizens how to survive a nuclear attack

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North Korea's military is "examining the operational plan" to strike areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday, August 9, 2017 local time . "Don't worry about a thing", President Trump responded. North Korea parades ballistic missiles across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' in Charlottesville Remarks

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It's his decision. But I mean, at the end of the day, I think the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House. "I didn't say I didn't do the wrong thing", Scaramucci said ". He's referring to Trump's comment following a brutal attack that left one dead and nearly 20 injured at a white supremacist rally Saturday. "Can you and Steve Bannon still work together in this White House or not?" Trump's response was criticized by politicians on both sides of ... Read More »

Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

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The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases - Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south - which are home to 7,000 USA troops. Guam's proximity to the Korean peninsula is also what makes it an attractive target for North Korea. Chamorros are the indigenous people of Guam . Read More »

North Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor

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In June of this year, US university student Otto Warmbier was released from North Korea in a comatose state and died shortly after his return to the U.S. Prior to his release, Lim's family expressed concern for his health as he was known to have lost a significant amount of weight, and to have complained of stomach pain. Read More »

Venezuela uses 'excessive force to crush dissent'

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Venezuela is already struggling under a dire economic crisis in which much of the population of 30 million is suffering shortages of food and medicine. Major Latin American nations have rejected the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly, and South American nations have indefinitely suspended Venezuela from the Mercosur trading bloc for breaking "democratic order". Read More »

More wet weather for parts of North Carolina

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Thursday should be cloudy through the day before storms return in the evening. Winds SE around 5 miles per hour. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain at night. Mostly cloudy with a low around 72. Highs on Sunday will be cooler (low 80s) due to more cloud cover in the mountains. It will be slightly warmer on Friday with a high of about 82 degrees, forecasters say. Read More »

Police believe child found dead in van was in vehicle all day

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At about 9 a.m. Monday, the driver had picked up Myles and other kids at the center and drove them to another Little Miracles location. The sweltering Florida heat reached a high of 94-degrees Fahrenheit in Orlando on Monday, while temperatures inside a vehicle can rise higher. Read More »

Gay marriage vote set to go postal

Members of Australia's governing coalition on August 7, 2017 , blocked efforts to allow a conscience vote in the country's parliament on whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Details of the vote have been announced today by the Turnbull government. He added, "I'm a strong leader". Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie, who voted in favour of the plebscite last November, said she would not support a postal vote. Read More »

Tropical Storm Franklin Not Threat To Bermuda

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It has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and it is moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for Mexico and Belize. Franklin will then move into the southwest Gulf of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) by late Tuesday, and may gain some strength before making a final landfall in eastern Mexico Thursday. Read More »

Chinese tourists detained for giving Nazi salute in Berlin

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For the two men who thought nothing of saluting in the style of Hitler outside the Reichstag , a judge ordered each to post €500 (S$801.73) in bail. Laws prohibiting the salute also exist across Austria, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and several other nations. Read More »