• Russia: Attacker Shot Dead After Stabbing Rampage
Russia: Attacker Shot Dead After Stabbing Rampage

There was no immediate Russian comment and it was unclear if the IS claim was opportunistic. Apparently, a man with a knife just started stabbing people in the central street of Surgut today. Investigators and criminologists are now working at the scene, and a criminal case has been launched, said the previous statement. The armed man has bee...

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  • Trump to Revoke Infrastructure Standards
Trump to Revoke Infrastructure Standards

Trump, according to a White House official, will "receive an update from his infrastructure team" and sign an executive order that he hopes will "bringing accountability and discipline" into the process for permitting infrastructure projects .

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  • Venezuela's former top prosecutor is in Colombia, authorities say
Venezuela's former top prosecutor is in Colombia, authorities say

Venezuela's National Assembly convened Saturday, August 19, in defiance of a declaration by the new Constituent Assembly that it was seizing full powers from the opposition-led legislature. "For those raving, the constituent assembly has not eliminated the national assemble", Cabello tweeted. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogot...

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  • Gov. Abbott on Confederate Statues: Learn From Past, Don't Bury It
Gov. Abbott on Confederate Statues: Learn From Past, Don't Bury It

MS displays Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, in Statuary Hall, for example. "It probably shouldn't have been allowed to be put up anyway", said Mark Armstrong, 54, an IL resident who is retired from the Army. This week, he renewed his call. We need not idolize figures who sought to divide our country and advanced racism. Since...

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  • Leeds United striker set to join Burnley 'within the next 48 hours'
Leeds United striker set to join Burnley 'within the next 48 hours'

Wood didn't play in Leeds' 0-2 win over Sunderland on Saturday because of the impending transfer. "I wish the team all the best and hope the lads can pick up the three points". "But he was [a] recognised and appreciated player at this club and everyone has to respect his decision. I don't have anything against him, he's a good guy, a good play...

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  • India floods: Death toll rises to 153
India floods: Death toll rises to 153

Instructing the officials to prepare a workplan to deal with floods which are an annual feature, the chief minister said no leave will be sanctioned to officials and employees in the affected districts. Vast forest areas in the Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Lawkhua wildlife sanctuary are under the flood waters. An onl...

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  • 23 killed, 40 injured in India train accident
23 killed, 40 injured in India train accident

In January in southern Andhra Pradesh state a derailment killed 39 and injured 50. "Rescue and relief operations are continuing", G S Priyadarshi, a civil official at the accident site, told AFP. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families, may injured recover soon. Safety standards on the state-run system, which operates 9,000 passenger trains...

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  • Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home
Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Donelan said they suffered "trauma to the body". She then added that this is a "homicide" case , according to CBS News . Uniformed officers were met by relatives, who let them inside. Patel says police are interviewing family members. Police arrived at the scene around 7:30 a.m. and said the girls had stab and puncture wounds. "We have fami...

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  • Pelosi: Yeah, I'm For Censuring Trump For His Defense Of White Supremacy
Pelosi: Yeah, I'm For Censuring Trump For His Defense Of White Supremacy

Expressing disapproval in 140 characters or fewer is insufficient when the president angrily asserts that there were some "very fine people" among the bigots waving Confederate battle flags and swastika banners; when torch-bearing marchers chanted "Jews will not replace us;" and when police said one Nazi sympathizer rammed a sports auto into a crow...

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  • Japan supports India's approach on Doklam stand-off with China
Japan supports India's approach on Doklam stand-off with China

She said 40 cases related to imports from China have been initiated by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD). I know there are still some people who want peace between both the nations. Beijing has slammed Japan saying that Tokyo did not have the facts of Doklam right. India and Bhutan - a country of just under 800,000...

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  • Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House
Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House

The rally turned deadly: A counter-protester was killed when a Neo-Nazi sympathizer allegedly drove his auto into a crowd, and two police officers monitoring the scene died when their helicopter crashed. Governor Hogan was once opposed to moving the statue, but now says the time has come to stop glorifying the darkest chapters of our history. "...

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  • United States father consoled that attack victim died happy
United States father consoled that attack victim died happy

Nunes-Tucker is waiting to be reunited with her husband, and has contacted nearby hospitals to hear a list of victims' names. "He didn't make it". Jared's father, Dan Tucker , who lives in Walnut Creek , said he shared a close bond with his son.

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  • Kissimmee Police: Two officer shot
Kissimmee Police: Two officer shot

Rick Scott tweeted on the loss of life on Friday night. Less than an hour later, Jacksonville authorities tweeted that two officers were shot on the west side of the city. Their condition is unknown at this time. Meanwhile in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, two state troopers were shot and hospitalized.

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  • AfriForum denounces Grace Mugabe immunity plans
AfriForum denounces Grace Mugabe immunity plans

The wife of the Zimbabwean president has been accused of allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old model, Gabriella Engels , with an extension cord in Johannesburg . Nel, who heads AfriForum's private prosecution wing, said he would take Engels's case if the National Prosecuting Authority did not. Nel said that the " family has been approached by a th...

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  • US State Senator Refuses to Resign After Hoping for Trump's Assassination
US State Senator Refuses to Resign After Hoping for Trump's Assassination

Chappelle-Nadal's controversial comment comes amid a week of division and chaos in the U.S. following a weekend of unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia surrounding a white supremacist rally. The agency told CNN it is "looking into the comments", as it does with all threats against the president, vice president and other protected people, regard...

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  • Kenyan leader mourns mudslide victims in Sierra Leone
Kenyan leader mourns mudslide victims in Sierra Leone

The government has hired 600 gravediggers for burials in a cemetery that holds victims of the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak that killed thousands in the country. President Koroma said, in a televised address to the nation, that he was "very disturbed by this national tragedy", and promised to create an emergency response center in Regent, a neighbourhoo...

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  • Seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman missing Barcelona
Seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman missing Barcelona

A man has launched a social media appeal for information after his grandson went missing during the Barcelona attack. 'Julian is seven years old and was out with Jom when they were separated, due to the recent terrorist activity . Some 130 people from 34 different nationalities were injured in the attacks, emergency services have revealed....

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  • Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time
Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time

Department of Transportation is reminding people to use caution as they travel. There have been stories about cows heading back into barns or chickens going to roost during the minute or two when the sun is completely blocked by the moon, but there's no hard data about anything unsafe for pets during a solar eclipse , San Filippo said .

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  • Hong Kong Court Jails Former Protest Leaders in Move Slammed as 'Political'
Hong Kong Court Jails Former Protest Leaders in Move Slammed as 'Political'

For their part in the clash, the three activist leaders were found guilty last summer of unlawful assembly and received community service and suspended sentences. The prison terms mean they can not run for public office for a period of five years. The former British colony, which last month celebrated the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese...

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  • Alibaba beats estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%
Alibaba beats estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

On an adjusted basis, when taking out one-time gains and costs, earnings were $1.17 per share per share, which beats Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of 93 cents per share. Alibaba's stock is up by more than 81 per cent this year, lifted by steady increases in revenue for its commerce business and strong growth in its cloud computing and enter...

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  • Top Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari believed killed in encounter in Pulwama
Top Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari believed killed in encounter in Pulwama

According to police sources, Lelhari was travelling in a vehicle with the driver and a civilian at Banderpora village in Koil area, when security forces tracked him down. One security official is also said be injured in the operation. "He (Ayub Lelhari) was one of the most wanted terrorists". The encounter comes three days after three Hizbul Mu...

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  • Outraging liberals and moderates, Donald Trump gives 'free pass' to white extremists
Outraging liberals and moderates, Donald Trump gives 'free pass' to white extremists

Later, Trump called those who were leaving "grandstanders" and insisted many others were eager to take their places. The Prime Minister is under pressure over a planned state welcome for the U.S. Plus, it can be hard to think of ways to defend Trump's insane tweets and statements , so sometimes they need, well, a little help. Three day...

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  • Malala Yousafzai accepted into Oxford University
Malala Yousafzai accepted into Oxford University

Foreign politicians who studied the course at Oxford include a former prime minister of Yousafzai's home country, Benazir Bhutto, as well as the former Australian Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Bob Hawke. She was treated in Birmingham, where she remained, and stayed for her GCSEs ( she got 6 A*s and 4 As ) and then A levels. In her tweet she c...

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  • Practicing Coercive Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula
Practicing Coercive Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

The Northern Theater Command is the Chinese unified command nearest North Korea . North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturise a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defence minister said.

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  • Sierra Leone declares 7 day national mourning for victims of deadly mudslide
Sierra Leone declares 7 day national mourning for victims of deadly mudslide

Officials at the morgue in central of the capital of sierra leone, have cited the figure of 400 deaths. A statement from the West African body stated that the President of the Economic Commission of West African States is already in Sierra Leone, meeting authorities over the disaster.

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  • CBO: Deficit would spike, premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare subsidies
CBO: Deficit would spike, premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare subsidies

Despite independent analyses showing the opposite, Trump has claimed that the Affordable Care Act is failing and has suggested that law eventually will collapse of its own accord. In turn, insurers receive federal payments arranged by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to cover the costs they incur because of that requirement.

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  • Rahul Gandhi inaugurates 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru , free meal on day one
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru , free meal on day one

In Domlur , residents protested plans to set up an Indira canteen in a park, and BBMP moved it to a temple. K J George also mentioned these canteens are comparable to five-star hotels when it comes to hygiene and quality of food. However, it is not restricted to anyone. Each canteen is targetted to serve around 500 people per day and the num...

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  • Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US
Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US

Such an act against the US territory could lead to a war neither country wants, he added. Speaking at the Pentagon on Monday, Mattis told reporters: "You don't shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequences". "In the interest of regional stability, he said the US views with growing urgency the need for China to increase pr...

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  • Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade
Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade

Gold climbed to its highest point since mid-June, pushing up mining-company shares amid military tensions between the United States and North Korea. Gold, another classic safe haven asset, was trading at around US$1,285 per ounce, up more than two percent this week and near a nine-week high. The Swiss franc reversed a two-week losing streak ...

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  • Lexington mayor says he will remove Confederate statues
Lexington mayor says he will remove Confederate statues

The Kentucky Military Heritage Commission must approve the plan after the Lexington City Council votes on it. Morgan was a general for the Confederacy as well as a slave owner. "We haven't had any confirmation of that", Barnard said. "I don't think it's right. that we would honor and glorify Confederate men who fought to preserve slavery", he a...

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