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Pakistan Government Celebrates Geert Wilders Mohammed Cartoon Contest Cancellation

Pakistan Government Celebrates Geert Wilders Mohammed Cartoon Contest Cancellation

In a written statement issued Thursday night, Wilders said "to avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead". Earlier this week, Dutch police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of threatening to attack Wilders over his plan. The organizers of street protests in Pakistan had called on Islamabad to break off diplomatic relations with the Netherlands over the event. Read More

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United Kingdom supports S/Africa's land reform programme - May

United Kingdom supports S/Africa's land reform programme - May

Russian vessel "Lada" arrested last week in South Africa's port, was transporting explosives for mining works, not weapons of mass destruction, South African Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu informed during a briefing on Monday. 'Today is an important opportunity to commemorate this tragedy in our shared history and is yet another example of the close bonds, historical links and mutual respect which underpins the UK's very close relationship with South Africa'. Read More

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Bound Greyhound bus in deadly crash along New Mexico freeway

Bound Greyhound bus in deadly crash along New Mexico freeway

The bus, headed from St. Louis to Los Angeles , left Albuquerque Thursday and was on the road for about two hours when, police say, the semi-truck blew one of its tires and swerved across the median - right into oncoming traffic. A tire blowout caused a semi-truck to cross the median into oncoming westbound traffic, according to police. At least four people have died and several are seriously injured after a Greyhound bus carrying nearly 50 people and a semi-truck crashed head-on. Read More

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Graham: Trump Called Him After McCain Tribute Speech On Senate Floor

Graham: Trump Called Him After McCain Tribute Speech On Senate Floor

On Thursday, Michael Fellars was among those awaiting the motorcade outside the church. Senator McCain clashed openly with President Donald Trump , who mocked Senator McCain for getting captured during the Vietnam War. John McCain's life as a former prisoner of war and maverick politician enters a second day with a church service and a military salute before his casket departs his adopted state of Arizona for the U.S. Read More

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Syria's Idlib province at risk of 'humanitarian catastrophe': UN chief

Syria's Idlib province at risk of 'humanitarian catastrophe': UN chief

But the Pentagon has dismissed the claims of a military buildup as "propaganda" and Washington sent an unambiguous message to both the Russian and Syrian governments. In an effort to restore calm in the region and improve the humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria , three guarantor states Turkey, Iran, and Russian Federation launched the Astana process on January 23, 2017, establishing de-escalation zones. Read More

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Trump receives Uhuru Kenyatta

Trump receives Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyatta says his country and the US have signed two agreements that will allow American companies to invest $238m for projects in the African nation . We're working very much on security right now. This is really great. U.S. First Lady Melania Trump said she was pleased to have hosted her Kenyan counterpart. Read More

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Trump scrapped White House plan to issue statement praising McCain

Trump scrapped White House plan to issue statement praising McCain

Flake told CBS' "Face the Nation" that McCain "was quick to forgive - certainly put the good of the country above himself, and the fact that his former opponents will be there speaking says all we need to know". McCain served as a Navy pilot and, during Operation Rolling Thunder in the Vietnam War, his plane was shot down and he was seriously injured. All five living former presidents - Barack Obama , George W. Read More

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Cohen Lawyer Admits to Being Source Behind CNN's Trump Tower Report

Cohen Lawyer Admits to Being Source Behind CNN's Trump Tower Report

That version of events received new scrutiny last week when Davis himself went on CNN and seemed to contradict the July story, saying he wasn't certain that Cohen had made any such claim about Trump. Read the full report at the NY Post . "The only person who could confirm that information is my client". "No, he does not", Davis said. Lanny Davis (left) said he can not independently confirm what Cohen might tell investigators about when the president learned of Russian efforts to ... Read More

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At UN General Assembly Sushma Swaraj May Meet Pak Foreign Minister

At UN General Assembly Sushma Swaraj May Meet Pak Foreign Minister

Earlier, the U.S. reiterated its statement that during the telephonic conversation between Pompeo and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan , Washington had sought "decisive action" against terrorists operating from Pakistan. He said Pakistan also desired good neighbourly relations with India and other countries. Islamabad's continued reluctance to act against terrorists has been at the root of the discord, and Khan's near omission of terrorism from his maiden policy speech after taking ... Read More

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Canadian tourists wait out Hurricane Lane as more flights to Hawaii cancelled

Canadian tourists wait out Hurricane Lane as more flights to Hawaii cancelled

The system brought torrential rain to the Big Island, resulting in severe, widespread flooding, officials said . Chevalier said Oahu and Maui will face hurricane or tropical storm conditions later Friday. Forecasters said the centre of the storm will move close to or over parts of Hawaii's main islands late Friday, bringing risky surf of six meters. "We encourage all those in the path of the storm to listen to the instruction of state and local authorities as it relates to evacuation orders ... Read More

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Jacksonville Shooting: Police Report Multiple Dead at Madden 19 Tournament

Jacksonville Shooting: Police Report Multiple Dead at Madden 19 Tournament

Citing police sources, reports said four people were killed and about 10 wounded. The suspect, 24-year-old Baltimore resident David Katz , killed himself, according to a statement made by Sheriff Mike Williams after the incident. Jacksonville is about 480 kilometers north of Parkland, where a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. Madden is a hugely popular multi-player video game based on the National Football League. Read More

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Scott Morrison Is Our New Prime Minister

Scott Morrison Is Our New Prime Minister

Mr Morrison is being sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove this afternoon, having first knocked out Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in a three-way contest and then defeated ex-Immigration minister Peter Dutton 45-40. The Liberal Party coup plotters have done a brilliant job over the past few days, at least if their starting goal was to convince as many voters as possible that they could not care less about the business of running the country. Read More

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President Trump's Personal Bookkeeper Granted Immunity in Cohen Investigation

President Trump's Personal Bookkeeper Granted Immunity in Cohen Investigation

Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight felonies in federal court on Tuesday. And in the documents that were found in connection with this, there was the outline of a legal scheme. Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said Cohen has information "that would be of interest" to the special counsel. "Correct", Cohen replies. "So, I'm all over that". Read More

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Cohen willing to cooperate, not interested in presidential pardon, lawyer says

Cohen willing to cooperate, not interested in presidential pardon, lawyer says

This includes five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failure to report a foreign bank account. Judge Ellis cautioned against publicizing the juror's identities, citing the high-profile nature of the case. Manafort's defense attorney, Richard Wrestling, argued the chit-chat was a sufficient reason to declare a mistrial. Manafort served as Trump's campaign chairman during the remaining weeks of the presidential primaries and during the summer Republican National ... Read More

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Manafort Jury asks judge to define 'reasonable doubt' during deliberations

Manafort Jury asks judge to define 'reasonable doubt' during deliberations

The verdict could have major political consequences for Mueller's probe into whether Trump's campaign helped Russian Federation interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The press surrounding the Alexandria-based federal courthouse of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia stirred into action when word spread the jury had delivered a note to Judge Ellis. Read More

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Vatican voices shame and sorrow over U.S. sex abuse report

Vatican voices shame and sorrow over U.S. sex abuse report

The Vatican responded on Thursday to the report that hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused more than 1,000 children over decades, saying it felt "shame and sorrow" over these findings. Former Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing calls for an investigation by the Vatican into sexual abuse allegations. In a statement the Vatican said: "Victims should know that the pope is on their side. Read More

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