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Man kills pregnant wife, two daughters

Man kills pregnant wife, two daughters

Nick Thayer said he and his wife spent Tuesday at the Watts' home, helping their friend through ideas on how to find his missing wife and daughters. Watts was interviewed by Denver7 on Tuesday about the disappearance of his wife and daughters. An Endangered Missing Alert has been issued for Shannan Watts (age 34), and her two daughters, Celeste and Bella Watts (ages 3&4). Read More

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Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

A retired Navy admiral spoke out against President Trump Thursday over Trump's move to strip former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. "I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham", Mr. Trump said in an interview . "And these people led it". Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama and has become a vocal Trump critic, called Trump's claims that he did not collude with Russian Federation " hogwash ". Read More

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Diverse candidates rule the night and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

Diverse candidates rule the night and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

And in Minnesota, Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender black woman to be elected to public office, after she won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council in 2017. The restrictions, which Scott signed into law in April, came after the arrest of a teenager on charges he was plotting a school shooting. Scott will seek re-election in November by continuing his pledge to make the state more affordable, not raise taxes or fees, foster a better environment for businesses and attract ... Read More

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Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taliban presses

Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taliban presses

The talks focused on a range of issues, including the withdrawal of worldwide forces from Afghanistan and Uzbek development projects in Afghanistan, a Taliban official said in a statement to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the insurgents had seized parts of the city. News of what exactly is happening in Ghazni , a provincial capital on the key road between Kabul and Kandahar, is hard to get after the militants damaged a telecommunications tower. Read More

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United States urges UK to end support for Iran nuclear deal

United States urges UK to end support for Iran nuclear deal

A semi-official Iranian news agency is quoting an aide to the country's president as saying that he doesn't see "any reason" for talks between Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani at the next United Nations General Assembly. ambassador to London, encouraged Britain to stick with the United States and ditch a "flawed" 2015 nuclear deal with Iran even as the European Union openly defied sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Read More

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PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

After the oath-taking ceremony, the speaker will prorogue the NA session until August 15, when the new speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly will be elected. The NA speaker will be elected first after which he will conduct the election of the deputy speaker. Geo News reported that President Mamnoon Hussain has made a decision to postpone his visit to Scotland in order to administer the oath to the next prime minister.Mamnoon was scheduled to visit Edinburgh from August 16 to August 19. Read More

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Counterprotesters confront white nationalists in D.C.

Counterprotesters confront white nationalists in D.C.

As Washington , D.C. braced for a white nationalists to descend upon the capital Sunday, Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe gave a grim recollection of violence perpetrated by the same group in Charlottesville just one year ago. Police officers cleared a path through the counterprotesters for the group to march through on their way to Lafayette Park outside the White House . Read More

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Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say

Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say

The two other victims have only been identified by police as an adult man and woman. A suspect is in custody as police continue to investigate the incident, but no names are being released at this time. Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two fearless police officers. "During this hard time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe", Gallant said. Read More

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Kerala floods: Eight columns of Army deployed for rescue operations

Kerala floods: Eight columns of Army deployed for rescue operations

Father Jose Plachikkal , spokesman for the worst-affected Idukki Diocese, said Church people have joined local authorities in accommodating people displaced by floods, landslides and the opening of the dams. For the first time in the last 26 years, a shutter of the Cheruthoni dam was opened yesterday and two more were opened at 7 am. The KSDMA has issued an alert in the nearby areas and has asked people not to panic. Read More

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The Vatican considers the death penalty is unacceptable

The Vatican considers the death penalty is unacceptable

Francis announced his intention to change church teaching on capital punishment in October . "The key point here is really human dignity ", Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke said . This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. In March 2017, the House of Representatives passed a draft law on restoring capital punishment , which is one of President Rodrigo Duterte's electoral promises as part of his war on drugs. Read More

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Palestinian rocket fire hits Israel, UN urges more Gaza fuel

Palestinian rocket fire hits Israel, UN urges more Gaza fuel

An Israeli policeman surveys the scene where a rocket exploded in the southern city of Sderot, Israel August 8, 2018. A 30-year-old Hamas affiliate was killed in the strikes, the Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra said. "Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman reassured the mayor of Sderot and the heads of the regional councils in the vicinity of the Gaza border that "we will do what needs to be done" to restore calm to region". Read More

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Boris Johnson under mounting pressure to apologize for controversial burqa comments

Boris Johnson under mounting pressure to apologize for controversial burqa comments

Johnson's comments were criticized by Muslim groups and politicians including Prime Minister Theresa May , who urged Johnson to apologize. 'It was the wrong language to use. "This inflammatory language will in fact motivate and fuel hate crimes, particularly towards visibly Muslim women who wear the veil or the hijab", Sajda Mughal, who runs the JAN Trust charity, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read More

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Pence says U.S. has never needed a 'Space Force' more

Pence says U.S. has never needed a 'Space Force' more

Pence said the administration will create a single civilian position reporting to the secretary of defense to oversee the growth and expansion of the new branch. Paul Selva, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and National Guard Bureau Chief Air Force Gen. Sean Lengyel. Trump said last week that he had ordered the Pentagon to begin the process of creating a Space Force as a new branch of the military. Read More

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Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer

Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer

The first woman, who was able to escape, is her friend, and a third woman also being threatened with the broom was the unsatisfied customer's grandmother. In video posted online, you can see employees using broomsticks to beat a woman and chase her out of the store. The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more evidence and may alter the charges. Read More

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Polls close for MI and Kansas primaries

Polls close for MI and Kansas primaries

WOSU has been paying close attention to the special election between Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor and Republican state Rep. Troy Balderson . Polls began to show a close race in July, and the GOP frantically dumped money and resources into the district to try to shore up Balderson. Kasich has been an outspoken leader of the anti-Trump Republicans. Read More

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5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

The Orange County coroner's office released the names of Navid Hakami, 32, of Los Angeles; and Bay Area residents Scott Shepherd, 53; Lara Shepherd, 42; Floria Hakami, 62; and Nasim Ghanadan, 29. The plane took off from Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, California, according to the Federal Aviation Administration . Plane's final moments caught on auto dashcam outside of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Read More

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S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

Under the pact, South Sudanese government and opposition groups greed to have five vice presidents during the transitional period, with Riek Machar reinstated as the country's first vice president. "The agreement is in place and we will remain committed ... and will implement (it)", he said. Negotiations for the peace deal had been completed and any outstanding issues with his opponents would be settled after signing of the deal, Kiir said. Read More

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Former Manafort partner Gates to testify next in fraud trial

Former Manafort partner Gates to testify next in fraud trial

Gates, who has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, is the star prosecution witness in Manafort's fraud trial in Alexandria, Va . Gates and Manafort have known each other for two decades and ran a multimillion-dollar political consulting business. Gates also admitted he embezzled money from his boss - something Manafort's attorneys have alleged for months. Read More

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UN to convene Yemen talks in Geneva next month

UN to convene Yemen talks in Geneva next month

On June 13, the Yemeni government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive to seize the port of Hodeidah from the Shia Houthi rebels. "Hospitals are protected under global humanitarian law". Saudi Arabia suspended oil exports through the channel following last week's Houthi attacks on crude tankers. Read More

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Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

Police said that the aircraft had burned and officials haven't yet been able to ascertain the exact number and identity of those who died. They also expect the investigation into the cause of the crash to be "relatively complex". The plane was built in 1939 and can carry up to 17 passengers and three crew members. On its website, JU-Air mentions one past accident, in 1987, at the Koblenz airport in Germany in which nobody was hurt. Read More

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Turkish lira skids past 5 to dollar on USA sanctions move

Turkish lira skids past 5 to dollar on USA sanctions move

The sanctions , announced Wednesday, allow the US government to target individuals and companies involved in corruption or human-rights abuses, which in this case include Turkey's justice and interior ministers. These are innocent people. On Wednesday, Washington moved to block the assets of Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu in the United States and prohibit American citizens from "engaging in transactions with them". Read More

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North Korea only provided one dog tag with possible U.S. remains

North Korea only provided one dog tag with possible U.S. remains

The remains began their flight back to the USA on Wednesday evening local time, after a repatriation ceremony at Osan Air Base, located some 40 miles south of Seoul . "We all want diplomacy to succeed, so I am interested to hear more from Secretary Pompeo this Wednesday on his views on this development - and if he considers this to be significant", the New Jersey Democrat said in reference to the images published Monday. Read More

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Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces

Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces

Israel tracked the armed infiltrators who approached the border on Wednesday night and a military aircraft struck as they attempted to cross a security fence on the Israeli side of the frontier. It has also pledged to prevent its arch foe Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria and a series of recent strikes that have killed Iranians in Syria have been attributed to Israel. Read More

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Thousands of firefighters struggle to contain giant blazes in California

Thousands of firefighters struggle to contain giant blazes in California

In another sign the crisis in Redding was ebbing, law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing among a list of 20 whose names were published on Tuesday were located safe and sound on Wednesday. Two fires in Mendocino County, the River Fire, which is 38 percent contained, and the Ranch Fire, 15 percent contained, have consumed almost 100,000 acres. Read More

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