• 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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  • Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings
Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings

Over the next few months, Premier John Horgan's government will consult with First Nations and stakeholder groups to determine how to enforce the ban. "That said, virtually no one legitimately hunts grizzlies for food", he said. The "desire of trophy hunters to bag a grizzly bear will certainly prevail over the relatively minor expense and annoya...

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  • Rare white moose spotted in Sweden
Rare white moose spotted in Sweden

White moose have been spotted in the past across Varmland County, Norway, Canada and Alaska in the past. There's majestic, and then there's white-moose-taking-a-dip-in-a-Swedish-river majestic. "[That is], obviously he was real, but we thought it might be a statue". Moose, known as the king of the forest, are normally brown. But apparently hu...

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  • Scaramucci Calls Bannon A White House Leaker On Colbert's 'Late Show'
Scaramucci Calls Bannon A White House Leaker On Colbert's 'Late Show'

Greenblat, the CEO of the ADL. At the trade event later in the day, he was asked why it took two days for him to offer an explicit denunciation of the hate groups. Colbert immediately called him out for that specific statement, saying: "Who cares?" Scaramucci also joked about his brief time in the White House.

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  • Abe avoids Yasukuni land mine on WWII anniversary
Abe avoids Yasukuni land mine on WWII anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine to mark the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. "We intend to keep this immovable policy firmly, throughout the ages, while facing history with humility", he added. But sometimes conservative ministers opt to make the visit to pay t...

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  • Pence tries, fails to explain why Trump won't call out white supremacists
Pence tries, fails to explain why Trump won't call out white supremacists

However the USA defense officials at the Pentagon said on Monday they had not received any orders from the White House on a military option against Venezuela. Pence said the countries were "very close" on a deal to expand American pork exports to Argentina, but no new agreements were announced. President Juan Manuel Santos said that Colombia is...

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  • Minneapolis to Make Play for Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup
Minneapolis to Make Play for Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup

The first sporting event ever held at the stadium was a 2016 International Champions Cup match between A.C. Milan and Chelsea F.C . All of the knockout-round games will be played in the US, but there is reportedly a chance Mexico City's Azteca Stadium could host the opener.

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  • North Korea develops its nuclear programme
North Korea develops its nuclear programme "at an alarming rate"

They both walked a fine line of backing the tough talk directed at Pyongyang, but not wanting to raise the alarm at home. They said the United States and its allies can no longer afford to stand by as North Korea pushes ahead with the development of a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.

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  • Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years
Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

While the move is bound to stir up some controversy, parliament's authorities say it's necessary in order not to deafen the fix workers. Every hour since 1859, with very few exceptions, everyone within hearing range of London's Parliament Square has been treated to the resounding bong of Big Ben , announcing the passage of time.

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  • Tropical Storm Gert Not a Threat For US East Coast and Bermuda
Tropical Storm Gert Not a Threat For US East Coast and Bermuda

It's moving west at 15 miles per hour over the Atlantic and forecasters said environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for development of this disturbance for the next several days. The system is FAR AWAY, but we will keep our eyes on this one and any future disturbance that shows tropical potential. Tropical Storm Gert fo...

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  • PM speaks to Sonowal on flood situation in Assam
PM speaks to Sonowal on flood situation in Assam

With the three deaths, the deaths in the second wave of floods in the state has gone up to 18, while the figure for this year's flood related incidents climbed to 102, including eight in Guwahati , Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said on Monday.

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  • Trump condemnation includes 'white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups'
Trump condemnation includes 'white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups'

Charlottesville , Virginia is recovering today after a weekend of brutal violence between a group of white supremacists and people protesting their rally. "Of course that includes white supremacists, K.K.K., neo-Nazi and all extremist groups ", the White House later said. "We can not tolerate this kind of bigotry , this kind of hatred...

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  • China state news blasts Trump's trade probe plans
China state news blasts Trump's trade probe plans

The ban will take effect from Tuesday the Ministry of Commerce announced. Wu visited Pyongyang in February past year, urging restraint after North Korea announced a plan to put a satellite into orbit with a long-range rocket. "In North Korea , workers don't go to the toilet whenever they feel like, they think it slows down the assembly line". ...

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  • Bail denied for man accused of driving through crowd at Charlottesville protests
Bail denied for man accused of driving through crowd at Charlottesville protests

Bloom, who became visibly upset as she learned of the injuries and deaths at the rally, said she and her son had just moved to the Toledo area from the northern Kentucky city of Florence. A prominent white nationalist website that promoted a Virginia rally that ended in deadly violence Saturday is losing its internet domain host. Heyer was a supp...

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  • Canada province to challenge Kinder Morgan pipeline
Canada province to challenge Kinder Morgan pipeline

There's a debate among experts about whether the UN declaration gives First Nations a direct veto over projects, or whether it would simply compel the government to "consult" with them. "We have undertaken thorough, extensive and meaningful consultations with Aboriginal Peoples, communities and individuals and remain dedicated to those efforts an...

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  • Hot and humid Sunday with hit/miss PM storms
Hot and humid Sunday with hit/miss PM storms

Friday will be partly sunny with a high near 85 and a low around 67. Highs Wednesday through next weekend will be in the upper 80s to around 90°. Tonight will see increasing clouds with a low around 62. Skies will be clear and winds will be light, which will allow temperatures to drop well down into the 50s each night.

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  • Nationals' Harper tears ACL and PCL
Nationals' Harper tears ACL and PCL

But the game is unlikely to have an impact on the playoff race, as the Nationals lead the NL East by 14½ games and the Giants are out of contention. Harper was walking around without a limp after the game, which is definitely a good sign, but ACL injuries are tricky in that sometimes they can go nearly completely unnoticed.

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  • Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures
Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures

President Donald Trump signed legislation to impose fresh sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme in July. It also took into account America's enmity towards the Iranian government and people and their interests through supporting terrorism and violent extremism, as well as taking adventurous actions, creating divisions, and stok...

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  • Woman `conscious and breathing´ after house flattened by massive blast
Woman `conscious and breathing´ after house flattened by massive blast

On Twitter Northumbria Police said: "There is nothing to indicate at this time that this is linked to terrorism". Police say emergency services and local authorities are "working tirelessly" to allow residents to return to their homes as quickly as possible.

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  • Starting nuclear war is president's decision alone
Starting nuclear war is president's decision alone

On Wednesday, Trump followed up his " fire and fury " warning with a boast about US nuclear capabilities. The North is threatening the United States with the prospect of a nuclear-armed long-range missile, and Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump isn't going to just "contain the threat". Three U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymi...

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  • Pakistan's deposed PM to resume rally amid tight security
Pakistan's deposed PM to resume rally amid tight security

It might sound silly as to why Kulsoom Nawaz would not be able to use the election symbol of the party that nominated it as its candidate but a legal formality bars usage of "lion" symbol after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister.

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  • Video captures auto falling from 7th floor of parking garage
Video captures auto falling from 7th floor of parking garage

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services responded to the parking garage at 508 Brazos Street around 8:30 a.m., after the vehicle broke through a barrier and plunged into an alley. One of the barrier wires caught his SUV as it was falling and left his vehicle hanging precariously on the side of the garage. The owner of the Littlefield Ga...

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  • Swiss franc consolidates after rallying hard on North Korea tensions
Swiss franc consolidates after rallying hard on North Korea tensions

The Dow Jones industrial average slid 204.69 points, or 0.9 percent, to 21,844.01, just shy of its low point for the day. US stocks closed slightly lower Wednesday, making up much of the ground they lost earlier after a rare batch of earnings disappointments by Walt Disney and other big companies.

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