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Chinese Nobel Peace Prize victor Xiaobo in life-threatening condition

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize victor Xiaobo in life-threatening condition

Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms. Other prominent pro-democracy campaigners who left China on medical grounds, including Tiananmen student leader Wang Dan and veteran activist Wei Jingsheng, did so when China was still seeking membership in the World Trade Organization and made human rights concessions. Read More

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Spanish Royal visit to the UK

Spanish Royal visit to the UK

Back on a dais, the Queen chatted to Letizia as they watched the men walk along the line of guardsmen. Both royal couples looked the picture of elegance as they greeted each other on Horse Guards Parade, and the lavish event appeared to go off without a hitch. Read More

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DPO Chamman martyred in a bomb blast

DPO Chamman martyred in a bomb blast

The entire area was sealed and the security forces launched a search operation to nab the culprits. An emergency has been declared in hospitals and law enforcement and rescue officials have been dispatched to the site of the incident. He says officers found a badly destroyed motorcycle at scene of the blast and are trying to determine whether the bomb was rigged to it. Federal Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan has condemned the attack and sought a report about it from local ... Read More

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Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread across Californian coast

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread across Californian coast

The fire south of Oroville was one of more than a dozen burning in the state as firefighters worked in scorching temperatures to. Its cause was unknown. A warning was also issued for the residents of Buckhorn area. The blaze about 60 miles north of Sacramento grew rapidly to more than seven square miles and was almost 20% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Read More

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US Not Making Any Deals with Pyongyang, to Launch THAAD Testing

US Not Making Any Deals with Pyongyang, to Launch THAAD Testing

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) will be deployed from Alaska and face off against an intermediate-range ballistic missile for the first time, the unnamed officials said . The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed until it has taken place. On Thursday, President Donald Trump vowed to confront North Korea "very strongly", saying that the United States was considering "severe things" for Pyongyang. Read More

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One dead, eight wounded after shooting at OH gender-reveal party

One dead, eight wounded after shooting at OH gender-reveal party

Police said two people walked in and started shooting. Among the victims in the Colerain Township shooting was a pregnant woman who lost the baby after receiving a bullet to her leg, a family member told NBC affiliate WLWT . The shooter or shooters ran away and haven't been caught. I was sitting in my auto. A hospital spokeswoman told FOX 19 two adults were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where one is listed in critical condition and a second is considered serious but ... Read More

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Iraq PM declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul

Iraq PM declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul

ISIS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes have since regained much of the territory they lost . A month later jihadist group's supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance in Mosul , to urge Muslims worldwide to move to the recently proclaimed "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria . Read More

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UK Foreign Secretary Urges Dialogue To End Qatar Gulf Rift

UK Foreign Secretary Urges Dialogue To End Qatar Gulf Rift

He was met late on Saturday by Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at Al Bahr palace in Doha. Qatar has denied the allegations, and says the bloc's ultimatums are an affront to its sovereignty. They did not specify what those steps could include, though officials have previously suggested they could intensify efforts to isolate Qatar economically. Read More

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Mexican Alien Poses For the Camera After Stabbing Her Entire Family

Mexican Alien Poses For the Camera After Stabbing Her Entire Family

Martinez was given no bond and declined a court-appointed attorney, explaining through an interpreter that she would be represented by "the people". Gwinnett County police and firefighters responded to a 911 call from inside the home in Loganville, Ga., where they found what one police official described as a "horrendous" scene: five bodies - one of the victims not yet 2 years old - along with another child who was badly injured. Read More

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Man arrested at Liverpool airport over Manchester Arena attack

Man arrested at Liverpool airport over Manchester Arena attack

British police believe that other people could have been involved in a suicide bomb attack in Manchester that killed 22 people at a pop concert in May, and further arrests could be made, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing local police. Ali Mohamed, visiting a friend at a house across the road, said: "I saw Salman Abedi here". "We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible on our official re-opening date and up and coming show information". Read More

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U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea to assert right

U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea to assert right

Pacific Command. Territorial claims in the South China Sea. It was the first time they had. The U.S. flyover asserts its "freedom of navigation" rights and challenges China's claims to nearly the whole waterway, Reuters reported. Beijing has long laid claim over the waterway, disputing other countries like Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam, and building up military infrastructure to solidify its presence. Read More

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Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger Are Engaged!

Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger Are Engaged!

She also included a photo with Oswalt from the event, as well as a photo with his daughter Alice. The news comes a little over a year after his wife Michelle McNamara died suddenly in her sleep. Oswalt and Salenger have reportedly been dating for several months. A source recently told People magazine about their budding romance, saying, "They met through mutual friend Martha Plimpton . Read More

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European Union and Japan strike free trade deal

European Union and Japan strike free trade deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , left, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to pose for a photograph before attending dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on February 11. But Greens in the European Parliament, which must ratify the treaty, were not impressed, complaining of a "rushed procedure" that was "not serious". Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Wednesday they had mostly resolved their main differences: dairy products and autos. Read More

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4 children, man dead in 'horrendous' stabbing; mom detained

4 children, man dead in 'horrendous' stabbing; mom detained

Police said additional detectives are interviewing neighbors about the family. Police have not released the family's identities, but said the children were all under the age of 10 and the man was in his mid-30s. She apparently had spoken to a pastor at a local church Thursday morning, according to Ramirez. An afterschool club director says he taught a few of the children . Read More

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MH17 suspects will be prosecuted in the Hague

MH17 suspects will be prosecuted in the Hague

Koenders said the decision to conduct the trial in a Dutch court was made by the countries jointly investigating the crash - Australia , Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine, and the Netherlands . Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said the decision to hold a trial in the Netherlands was the "next step on the way to uncover the truth, the prosecution of suspects and satisfaction for the bereaved". Read More

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Fed Minutes: Balance Sheet Reduction Likely In

Fed Minutes: Balance Sheet Reduction Likely In "Couple Of Months"

The increase was the Fed's second of the year and was taken as a vote of confidence in the US economic recovery and future pace of growth . "Members agreed that, in determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee would assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation". Read More

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US Soldier Killed In Helmand

US Soldier Killed In Helmand

The Taliban has turned the province into the frontline of its campaign against the US and Afghan government, controlling vast swaths of its territory. The incident is under investigation, Davis said, but there are no indications of friendly fire or foul play by US or Afghan forces. The United States has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan on a dual mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan troops in their fight against the Taliban and conducting counterterrorism missions against ... Read More

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Saudi King Cancels Participation In G20 Summit Due To Gulf Crisis

Saudi King Cancels Participation In G20 Summit Due To Gulf Crisis

They accuse Qatar of supporting Iranian-backed groups such as Lebanon's Hezbollah movement - a charge Doha denies. In a step towards resolving the current political crisis between Qatar and other Arab countries, Qatari Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Bin Abdel Rahman arrived on Monday in Kuwait to deliver his country's response on recent reconciliation conditions put forth by the four Arab countries boycotting Qatar . Read More

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