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Death toll of terror attack in Egypt's Sinai rises to 18

Death toll of terror attack in Egypt's Sinai rises to 18

Four armored vehicles and a fifth carrying signal-jamming equipment were destroyed while a police pickup truck was commandeered, they said. Suspected militants Monday ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula , killing 18 policemen and wounding several others, including a police brigadier-general, according to security and military officials. Read More

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Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video

Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video

Two fatalities have been confirmed, and the National Hurricane Centre has been warning residents of the potential for massive storm surge taking over the streets. The storm is so powerful that it has literally absorbed ocean water into its core enough that it dried out the ocean surrounding the Bahamas. Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it. Read More

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation

Please relocate west of US-1 until this storm passes if you do not plan to depart the county/state. An estimated 125,000 people live in the area surrounding the resort and all of Florida is under a state of emergency. This place will not move. "I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup". While President Donald Trump directs federal help to the people of Florida bracing for Irma's impact, his own properties also stand in the storm's forecasted ... Read More

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EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator

EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator

Europe's top judges dealt a rare blow to European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday by sending their case against US chipmaker Intel Corp back to court for an appeal. The Commission said it would study the judgment carefully and that it was up to the General Court to review its decision. It could also force the commission to re-examine its strategy in several ongoing cases. Read More

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Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russian Federation bought ads during USA election

Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russian Federation bought ads during USA election

The social network discovered roughly $100,000 in ad buys between June 2015 and May 2017 "associated with roughly 3,000 ads" and connected to almost 500 affiliated fake accounts. The tech firm shut down these accounts and pages and has shared its findings with US authorities. "Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia", Stamos said. Read More

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Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

Fischer, 73, who has citizenship in both the U.S. and Israel, joined the Federal Reserve board in 2014 and his term was to expire in 2020. His term as Vice Chairman expires next June. Now Trump will also have to find someone to fill Fischer's spot. In a statement on Wednesday, Yellen said, "Stan's keen insights, grounded in a lifetime of exemplary scholarship and public service, contributed invaluably to our monetary policy deliberations". Read More

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Putin: Russia reserves right to further cut US diplomatic mission

Putin: Russia reserves right to further cut US diplomatic mission

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed further sanctions on North Korea as "useless". "Let's wait and see how the situation develops further", he said. Russia's foreign ministry slammed the U.S. move as a "blatantly hostile act" and demanded a reversal of the order. On Tuesday, making his first public reaction to the issue, Putin called the confiscation "unprecedented" and "a violation of Russia's property rights". Read More

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Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

But she criticised the "huge iceberg of misinformation" about the conflict promoting the interests of terrorists. Asked whether he was disappointed in Suu Kyi, the secretary-general said: "It's not a matter of being disappointed". However, accusations continue to be levelled at Myanmar's authorities. The Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Rakhine has faced systematic persecution for decades at the hands of Myanmar's Buddhist majority, who consider a lot of them to be illegal immigrants ... Read More

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Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

US President Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that he was considering withdrawing from the US-South Korea free trade agreement, risking tension between the allies as they attempt to deal with the crisis in North Korea. The Washington Post reported Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser Lt. Gen. The mainland's foreign ministry said it would comprehensively implement the resolutions, with a firm stance on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Dow Jones reported. Read More

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Latest North Korean missile test continues to strain global relations

Latest North Korean missile test continues to strain global relations

President Barack Obama rarely ordered immediate responses to North Korean missile tests, "partly because he believed it gave DPRK the attention they were seeking", said Frank Jannuzi, president and CEO of the Mansfield Foundation and a longtime federal analyst who was part of the team that negotiated the Agreed Framework with North Korea during the Clinton administration. Read More

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Trump mulling withdrawal from Korea trade deal

Trump mulling withdrawal from Korea trade deal

But Mr Trump, asked on Saturday whether he was talking with his advisers about the trade deal, said: "I am". Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong on August 22, after holding a special session with the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said both sides have failed to reach an agreement and that the Korean team did not agree to the US proposals. Read More

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Man arrested, homes burn in Ponderosa Fire

Man arrested, homes burn in Ponderosa Fire

Three more communities were evacuated, and firefighters struggled to contain the fast-burning flames Wednesday as temperatures surged into triple digits. It prompted authorities to issue evacuation orders earlier this week to residents of some 500 homes. Multiple wildfires now burning across the state. Read More

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Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation had denied any such surveillance, it's the first time the Justice Department has issued a denial. "With Special Counsel Mueller's team closing in - and reportedly investigating attempts by Mr. "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" he added. After Trump made the claims in March, the then-FBI Director James Comey told Congress there was no evidence to support the contention that Trump Tower had been wiretapped. Read More

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'Artificial earthquake' strikes North Korea near known nuclear test site

'Artificial earthquake' strikes North Korea near known nuclear test site

Regardless of whether or not North Korea tested an actual H-bomb, as it claims, North Korea has clearly crossed the threshold from a deterrence standpoint. "The North described the test of what it called a hydrogen bomb as a "perfect success". It has been subjected to seven rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, but always insists it will continue to pursue them. Read More

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Who fought against NEET in Supreme Court

Who fought against NEET in Supreme Court

Anitha who contested against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET ) for medical admissions hanged herself at her residence on Friday . The NEET score could not fetch her a medical seat, which was her long-cherished dream. Blaming the State government and the Centre for the death of Anitha, a medical aspirant in Ariyalur , leaders of political parties have said the governments should take responsibility for her suicide as they had given false hopes to aspirants that Tamil Nadu ... Read More

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Kalanick cries his eyes out as he introduces new Uber chief

Kalanick cries his eyes out as he introduces new Uber chief

Khosrowshahi, who has been the CEO of public company for over 10 years, should begin to clean up Uber's culture and try save it from itself, if he can get aligned with Kalanick, who still is among the controlling shareholders. In an email sent to Uber employees on August 29, the board of directors wrote, "We're really fortunate to gain a leader with Dara's experience, talent, and vision". Read More

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USA conducts missile test over Pacific

USA conducts missile test over Pacific

The missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. " We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves , "Greaves added". That was the 15th intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD system, according to the MDA. Deployed on U.S. Navy ships, SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon offensive and defensive capability by leveraging the time-tested Standard Missile airframe and propulsion system. Read More

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President Trump's tax reform plan; are you in favor of tax cuts?

President Trump's tax reform plan; are you in favor of tax cuts?

The president noted the country's current tax code cost Americans millions of jobs, and regulations need to be cut back immediately. Several Missouri politicians also have said they will go, including U.S. The speech is unlikely to provide new details about a tax plan Trump's aides and Republican leaders in Congress are trying to hammer out in closed-door meetings in Washington . Read More

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Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region

Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region

Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told The Associated Press the coalition has already struck a small bridge and punched a crater in a road to keep them from moving further east toward the border with Iraq. The agreement saw the air-conditioned buses move the ISIS members from Qalamoun on the Lebanese border to the town of Abu Kamal in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Read More

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What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?

What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?

The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost. The tweet spurred a spike in investor concern that Congress and the White House may not act in time. "As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on USA territory along the Mexican border". Read More

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Missing Fargo woman died of 'homicidal violence'

Missing Fargo woman died of 'homicidal violence'

They have not yet entered pleas to the charges against them. "I knew something was wrong", Greywind says. Eight days after she went missing, the missing daughter's body was found wrapped in plastic and duct tape in the Red River. Police said she told her family that she was going to a neighbour's apartment to help with a sewing project. On Friday, police said they believe they found Greywind's newborn baby girl in their apartment; however, they are waiting on a DNA test to confirm ... Read More

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Nurse convicted of killing two patients may have killed more

Nurse convicted of killing two patients may have killed more

However, the police have said that 90 more such murders have come to the fore after forensics experts exhumed and analysed more than 130 bodies. Criminal acts Hegel noticed one of his colleagues back in 2005. Toxicological reports for 41 individuals have not been finished, which implies the quantity of casualties could rise, police said. Numerous 40-year-old's suspected victims were cremated making the new investigation that much harder. Read More

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China Rejects New US Sanctions Against Venezuela, Calls for Internal Solutions

China Rejects New US Sanctions Against Venezuela, Calls for Internal Solutions

This comes after President Donald Trump said they are considering the " military option " to solve the political, humanitarian, and economic crisis that the Latin-American country is going through under Nicolas Maduro's regime. However, anti-government protests have dwindled in size since the constituent assembly was established through a controversial electoral process in July. Read More

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Several arrested as clashes break out during Berkeley protests

Several arrested as clashes break out during Berkeley protests

What was scheduled to be a Neo-nazi-type rally was transformed into anti-racist, solidarity actions that filled the streets of the Bay area in a series of protests. While Patriot Prayer has been described by the ADL as Alt-lite and not Alt-right, its rallies have attracted white supremacists and neo-Nazis. In April , at least 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed at a park in Berkeley , police said. Read More

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Tillerson says United States will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea

Tillerson says United States will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea

The U.S military initially reported that two of the missiles had failed but, according to its later assessment, one appears to have blown up nearly immediately while two flew about 250km (155 miles) in a north-easterly direction. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America, he added. The United States and its "puppets" in South Korea should " act with discretion if they want to evade the historic moment ... Read More

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