• Venezuela Will Increase 'Anti-Imperialist Defense' Against Threats from the US: Maduro
Venezuela Will Increase 'Anti-Imperialist Defense' Against Threats from the US: Maduro

The move prohibits dealings in new debt and equity issued by the Venezuelan government and the state-owned oil company. The White House said it would allow certain exceptions, such as for humanitarian aid, in order "to mitigate harm to the American and Venezuelan people".

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  • Another tropical storm may hit Hong Kong over the weekend
Another tropical storm may hit Hong Kong over the weekend

The city's flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, and Hong Kong Airlines said the majority of their flights to and from Hong Kong between 2200 GMT Tuesday and 0900 GMT Wednesday would be canceled and other transport services, including ferries to Macau and outlying islands in Hong Kong, were suspended.

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  • Popular Indian guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted of rape
Popular Indian guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted of rape

The state had deployed army personnel along with almost 50,000 policemen to avoid any untoward incidents. Gurmeet Ram Rahim supporters set a train on fire at Anand Vihar Station in New Delhi . They also attacked garages, TV trucks, police and journalists in towns across India's northern states of Punjab and Haryana . Supporters started gath...

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  • Iraq Military Says it Reached Center of Tal Afar
Iraq Military Says it Reached Center of Tal Afar

Numerous images, some showing in graphic detail the injuries suffered by civilians, were taken at emergency centres across the city. On Thursday, U.S. Washington Post photographer Guzy spent months in Iraq documenting the heavy price paid by civilians, and her images have been used in news coverage across the world.

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  • Moderate Republicans begin speculating about 2020 primary challenger to Trump
Moderate Republicans begin speculating about 2020 primary challenger to Trump

Bollwinkel said she used to support Flake but believes he erred by following the example of Arizona's senior senator, John McCain , another critic of Trump who is known for sometimes breaking with the Republican Party. "And now, we haven't mentioned any names, so now, everybody's happy". "Nobody knows who the hell he is!" "I think he could gov...

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  • Arrest warrant issued for former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Arrest warrant issued for former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Supporters of Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra outside the Supreme Court after Yingluck failed to show up. She always said that she would not run the country as did his brother Thaksin, a former Prime minister himself, who has taken the road of exile in 2008 after being sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.

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  • Trump to begin big tax reform push next week, Cohn says
Trump to begin big tax reform push next week, Cohn says

The news comes a day after the former Goldman Sachs executive publicly admonished Trump and the administration for its reticence to properly condemn white supremacists in the aftermath of Charlottesville. While Mr Cohn urged the administration to confront racism more aggressively, nearly all the criticism since Charlottesville has focused on Mr...

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  • More than 70 killed in clashes in Western Myanmar
More than 70 killed in clashes in Western Myanmar

Residents fled fires in Chein Khar Li and Zay Di Pyin villages in Rathedaung Township on Friday, according to the statement released by the Commander-in-Chief's Office. The conflict between the Myanmar government and Rohingya Muslims began since October 2016. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members this morning sent back 146 Rohingyas who ent...

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  • White House downplays Trump's campaign promise on border wall funding
White House downplays Trump's campaign promise on border wall funding

Questions arose regarding how President Trump planned on funding the wall, to which the response was that the President has never said that Mexico "won't" be paying for the wall. The White House wants you to believe that a border wall is a national security necessity, but Trump's conversation with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto indicates oth...

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  • White House to Issue Guidance on Transgender Military Ban
White House to Issue Guidance on Transgender Military Ban

According to the Journal , the guidelines will ban transgender men and women for signing up, while also granting Defense Secretary James Mattis leeway in determining who among those already enlisted will be deployed. Like so many White House initiatives before it, the transgender service ban marks a triumph of America's worst over its best...

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  • With Trump Again Off Script, Republicans Weigh Going It Alone
With Trump Again Off Script, Republicans Weigh Going It Alone

That split allowed President Bill Clinton to emerge with only 43 percent of the national vote. He infuriated both by waffling over Obamacare repeal. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is correct that "having highly talented men and women in our country surrounding the president in his administration should be reassuring to.

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  • Swindon Academy celebrates best-ever GCSE results
Swindon Academy celebrates best-ever GCSE results

Over in Frensham, pupils at Frensham Heights have secured first-class results, with over 25 per cent of exams in these subjects securing grade 7 and above. I was really nervous overall. He said: "It was much better than I expected". Head of upper school, Amanda Longstaff, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside these young people, wa...

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  • Government Claims It Backed Privacy As Fundamental Right - With Limits
Government Claims It Backed Privacy As Fundamental Right - With Limits

Following this, a five-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the Aadhaar violates the Right to Privacy or not. Speaking on Aadhaar , Prasad said the BJP government made Aadhaar law to protect the data. It had referred to the rights of the community as "so-called" rights. In a huge boost to the LGBT community the court said...

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  • Shocking Video Shows Cars Floating In Floodwater As Typhoon Sweeps China
Shocking Video Shows Cars Floating In Floodwater As Typhoon Sweeps China

Yesterday's typhoon, named Typhoon Hato , reached a maximum signal level of 10 . At a press conference on Wednesday night, the Macau government said five people had been killed and 153 injured. Thousands of residents along the Chinese coast were evacuated and fishing vessels were called back to port. Hato has on Thursday been downgraded to ...

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  • White House calls Trump's relationship with Republican lawmakers 'fine'
White House calls Trump's relationship with Republican lawmakers 'fine'

Without hesitation, she said they weren't worth responding to. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, who last week said Trump hasn't demonstrated the "stability" or "competence" he needs to display as president. "They will hold previously scheduled meetings following the August recess to discuss these critical items with members of the congressional leadership ...

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  • Rotterdam concert cancelled over 'terror threat'
Rotterdam concert cancelled over 'terror threat'

Earlier in the evening, the Dutch authorities had made a decision to cancel the concert by American rock group Allah-Las in Europe's largest port city after receiving a tip-off from Spanish police at about 5:30pm local time about a possible attack.

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  • New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country
New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country

The PPP survey shows about 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 53 percent who disapprove. The poll found that the majority of national adults were upset by how Trump had handled the controversy in Charlottesville. Only three percent of American voters said they feel the president's words and actions have had a negative effec...

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  • Eight missing after landslide in Swiss Alps, say police
Eight missing after landslide in Swiss Alps, say police

Authorities had evacuated around 100 people from the village of Bondo and airlifted hikers from nearby huts in the Swiss eastern canton of the Grisons after rocks and mud hit the area on Wednesday. She told AFP that there were always many tourists hiking there at this time of year. Mr Mittner described the missing people as "Alpinists and walkers".

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  • Florida set to hold first execution in over 19 months
Florida set to hold first execution in over 19 months

Asay's second victim was Robert McDowell, 26, who was mixed race white and Hispanic. CORRECTS EXECUTION DATE TO AUG. 24 - This undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Mark Asay. "Defendants whose death sentences were finalized after June 2002 have been considered eligible for resentencing hearings". McClain said As...

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  • Trump calls out McConnell-again-hours after White House says they're 'united'
Trump calls out McConnell-again-hours after White House says they're 'united'

Trump's reaction comes after the Kentucky Republican vented his frustrations about the president's " excessive expectations " for his agenda. The Senate majority leader told the Louisville Chamber of Commerce that " most news is not fake ", putting himself directly against Trump's much-repeated claims of " fake news " for stories he does not view...

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