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Thailand's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, may have fled

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A guilty verdict for Ms Yingluck would trigger a life ban from politics, taking out a key family member whose star power and adroit public relations stand apart from the dour elderly generals who now rule Thailand. Her government was ousted in a coup in 2014 and the criminal case is considered an attempt to crush the powerful political machine founded by Yingluck's brother, Thaksin Shinawatra , who was ousted in an earlier coup. Read More »

Oxfordshire GCSE results day 2017

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Asked about his plans beyond sixth form, he said: "I don't think I want to go to university, I think I want to go on to an apprenticeship in engineering or computing". Anna Foye achieved two As and four Bs as well as getting two 8s in English literature and language. At Hans Price Academy, in Marchfields Way, Weston-super-Mare, the students were in high spirits as they opened their results, with 98 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs . Read More »

Being 'constructive', Britain outlines ways to end European Union court supremacy

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In the paper, the government suggested it was not asking for the impossible, zeroing in on examples of where the ECJ does not have direct jurisdiction in resolving disputes. "However, the United Kingdom also wants to stay part of the Lugano Convention - which extends an earlier version of the main EU law on civil and commercial jurisdiction to relations between the EU and EFTA states (Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland - along with EU Member State Denmark for convoluted reasons)". Read More »

Casper Can Recycle Eclipse Glasses to Astronomers Without Borders

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All donated items will be given to children in Asia and South America, for them to safely witness the 2019 solar eclipse that will take over their areas. That is almost seven years from now, and current owners of the special solar eclipse glasses are not recommended to hold on to them because most versions will only work until they are three years old. Read More »

Melee Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

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There were no reports of injuries and the meeting was resumed shortly. But angry residents and protesters took over the meeting, hurling expletives at the officials and dressing them down. Lee and Stonewall Jackson . It was the first council meeting since the August 12 rally, when a auto plowed into a group of counter-protesters and killed a 32-year-old woman. Read More »

$46K Worth of Donald Trump Ecstasy Tablets Seized in Huge Drug Bust

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As noted by the New York Daily News, the orange pills are aimed to " make partying great again " and have a street or darknet value of $45,800. Two Austrians were arrested after police pulled five bags filled to the brim with carrot-colored ecstasy pills made in the likeness of President Trump . Read More »

SC parents name newborn daughter in honor of total solar eclipse

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Babies born at Greenville Health System hospitals were being given onesies celebrating the solar eclipse . The baby girl was not due until September 3. They legally named her Eclipse , and the family says she will probably be called Clipsey. The US witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I on Monday, the first eclipse of the social media era to pass through a heavily populated area. Read More »

Authorities: Man tried to blow up Confederate statue in Houston park

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A recreation center officer doing a normal watch of the territory around Hermann Park on Saturday discovered Schneck bowing in the brambles close to the statue of Richard Dowling, a leader in the Confederate armed force. Andrew Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance . Federal Bureau of Investigation officials told reporters from KTRK ABC13 they would be conducting "controlled explosions of hazardous material" ... Read More »

Pyongyang rails against US-South Korea war games

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Thousands of troops participate in largely computer simulated Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills despite warnings from North. On the other hand, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in responded on Monday that Pyongyang should not use the exercises "as a pretext for aggravating the situation", according to a report given by Yonhap news agency. Read More »

OH judge shot in 'ambush' outside courthouse, returns fire at attacker

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One suspect is dead and another is in custody after a judge was shot outside a courthouse in eastern OH this morning, a local official said. Bruzzese Jr. BCI has assigned its Special Investigations, Crime Scene, and Cyber Units to this investigation. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. Read More »

Sun & Clouds For Today's Eclipse

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Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 72 and winds continuing out of the southwest at 8 to 11 miles per hour. By lunchtime, most of the rain will have weakened, and we'll be left with some broken cloud cover. Recapping some eclipse factoids: The region is looking at 82 percent coverage, peaking at 2:42 p.m. Highs today warm into the low 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon around eclipse time (around 1 p.m.), but the bulk of the thunderstorm ... Read More »

Knife-wielding man wounds seven in Russian Federation

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Russian police are now trying to identify the attacker and determine a motive for the stabbing spree . The injured were taken to a hospital, where two were in critical condition, the state-owned Russian News & Information Agency reported. Read More »

Moscow to Further Examine US Decision to Limit Issuing Visas to Russians

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The U.S. Embassy in Moscow . Responding to a question regarding possible retaliatory measures by Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said , "We will not take it out on American citizens". Visa operations at the US consulates, located in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, will "remain suspended indefinitely", according to Reuters. Read More »

Oxford University employee accused over United States stab death arrives in Chicago

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According to police and autopsy reports , Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, 26, a MI native, was stabbed some 70 times and with such brutality that he almost was decapitated. Both men then leaned over Cornell-Duranleau and stabbed him again and again, prosecutors said. While on the lam, Lathem reportedly made a video to friends and colleagues where he apologized for his involvement in the murder and "elaborated that he is not the person people thought he was", prosecutors said. Read More »

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?

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 »