• American sanctions on Venezuela
American sanctions on Venezuela "can't be right", insists Corbyn ally Chris Williamson

His comments came as Jeremy Corbyn continued to facer pressure to speak out about the situation in Venezuela . The US government has imposed a series of measures on the country in the wake of a highly-criticised election in the country. 'We've had these manufactured shortages, with factory owners stopping production of products to create these s...

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  • IS claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat
IS claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat

Tuesday night, Fatemah's father, Mohammed Asef Qaderyan, 54, was killed when suicide bombers targeted hundreds of worshipers at a mosque near their home in the city of Herat. "Other countries should consider this; they shouldn't be so strict with us", she told Al Jazeera in July. "We want to take the message of peace to America and convey that Af...

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  • Donald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill for 'Sake of National Unity'
Donald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill for 'Sake of National Unity'

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea , but he made it clear that he was not happy about it. Iran, too, reacted angrily, saying the new sanctions against it "violated" its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and warned it would respond "appropriately".

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  • Bomb threat discovered in bathroom at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Bomb threat discovered in bathroom at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Five of those threats were made to different areas of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The harbor has been secured, but the base is not on lockdown. The clinic returned to normal operations at 11:10 a.m. The USS Whidbey Island was cleared at 12:27, but it has not resumed its normal operations, because the USS Gunston Hall is stil...

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  • Woman, 2 kids held captive for 2 years in Spotsylvania County
Woman, 2 kids held captive for 2 years in Spotsylvania County

When they got away from the man, they told deputies that it had been at least two years since they had been allowed out of the house. His children, aged 11 and eight, and their mother, 32, made a frantic escape out of a side door of their home-cum-prison on Saturday 29 July while Moore was distracted by law enforcement at the front door, a spokes...

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  • United States not blaming China for Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: Tillerson
United States not blaming China for Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: Tillerson

In early July, North Korea launched the Hwasong-14 ballistic missile, later claiming that it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "I am very disappointed in China ", the president tweeted. Tillerson seemed to acknowledge that the USA is now willing to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea and even make securi...

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  • Biman wants more slots in Saudi Arabia to transport Hajj pilgrims
Biman wants more slots in Saudi Arabia to transport Hajj pilgrims

All Nigerian Airports including that of Ilorin International Airport have been provided with screening and other detective equipment and facilities to detect those carrying hard drugs and other contrabands to Saudi Arabia during pilgrimages and other countries of the world.

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  • South African kidnapped by al Qaeda in 2011 regains freedom
South African kidnapped by al Qaeda in 2011 regains freedom

McGowan had worked for Investec in the United Kingdom, and was on his "final adventure" biking through Africa, before returning to South Africa. "It was a big surprise when Stephen walked through the door", his father, Malcolm, told reporters.

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  • Tesla diffusera en direct la remise des premières Model 3 demain
Tesla diffusera en direct la remise des premières Model 3 demain

Elle coûte environ 30.000 euros (35.000 dollars américains), soit la moitié du prix du " Model S " sans options. Le milliardaire Elon Musk (fondateur de Tesla , mais aussi de Paypal, SpaceX...) s'apprêtait à remettre les clés dans la soirée aux trente premiers acheteurs - des salariés de Tesla - lors d'une cérémonie dans son usine de Fremont, ...

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  • Parts of Asia May Be Too Hot for People by 2100
Parts of Asia May Be Too Hot for People by 2100

It can help estimate how easy it is for water to evaporate. While a wet bulb 35C is considered the upper limit of human survivability, even a humid temperature of 31C is considered an extremely risky level for most people . That's almost half a billion people by today's population levels, though the full scale could change as the population gr...

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  • SMU Students Outraged That 9/11 Memorial Flags Must Be Moved
SMU Students Outraged That 9/11 Memorial Flags Must Be Moved

The letter also highlights UC Berkeley, Middlebury and Evergreen College, which "have effectively shut down free speech on their campuses". It has proven to be a fundamental prerequisite to democracy and freedom throughout history. The group's requests for displays have been approved in previous years, and SMU as a community has held 9/11 memorial ...

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  • SC rejects Congress plea, Gujarat RS polls to be held with NOTA
SC rejects Congress plea, Gujarat RS polls to be held with NOTA

The apex court has, however, agreed to examine the constitutional agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the August 1 notification of the Election Commission allowing the NOTA option. According to the Congress, NOTA could only be introduced in Rajya Sabha elections if a constitutional amendment was passed. It said the All India Cong...

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  • Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh rock ramp show in Manish Malhotra's designed outfits
Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh rock ramp show in Manish Malhotra's designed outfits

They uploaded pictures on Instagram as picture stories in which Ranveer Singh is being his usual annoying and yet, amusing self and Alia Bhatt and designer Manish Malhotra seem really fed up of him. In a caption to the picture, the fashion designer said: "My awesome young talented cool muses". Bollywood celebrities who attended Manish Malhotra's ...

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  • Cigarette, spit sparked brutal beating on DART train
Cigarette, spit sparked brutal beating on DART train

Jones said he would like to see increased security, but he has no regrets. One of the attackers pulls out a skateboard at one point, smacking Jones with the board. 'To me, they saw enough to be, to stop that moment and say, "We're not going nowhere until police coming,"' he said. Sunday's attack happened a half hour before service ends and DART h...

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  • United States to Exempt Journalists, Aid Workers from North Korea Travel Ban
United States to Exempt Journalists, Aid Workers from North Korea Travel Ban

The US is weighing all options, including working with China , to prevent the reclusive North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. What's been said before: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in May that war on the Korean Peninsula would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale".

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  • 5 die in house fire in eastern India
5 die in house fire in eastern India

The deceased were identified as Satpal's younger son Gagan Pal Singh (40), daughter-in-law Bhavana Singh (38), granddaughter Sohabi Singh (15), grandson Rubir Singh (8), and house maid Khusi Das (15). The condition of another male family member, who too suffered burn injuries, was stable, the hospital sources said. Even the stairs had wooden pane...

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  • Police officer killed as Al-Shabaab raids camp in Kenya's border
Police officer killed as Al-Shabaab raids camp in Kenya's border

Al-Shabaab militants had promised to carry out attacks in Kenya during the election period to disrupt the process. Police officers who fought back managed to kill one of the insurgents during a heavy exchange of fire that saw a dozen officers escape unhurt.

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  • Russian Federation may impose counter-measures on USA after new sanctions - foreign ministry
Russian Federation may impose counter-measures on USA after new sanctions - foreign ministry

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the USA diplomatic mission in Russia would have to dramatically cut its staff. The White House said Trump intends to sign off on the legislation, despite complaining earlier it would cut off the president's leeway to seek a broader diplomatic rapprochement.

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  • IT raids continue on Karnataka minister's houses in Delhi
IT raids continue on Karnataka minister's houses in Delhi

Shivakumar has been hosting 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort near Bengaluru since Saturday, allegedly to prevent the BJP from "poaching" on them ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat. "What is happening in this country?" When asked about the MLAs' return from Bengaluru , he said, "they will certainly return to celebrate R...

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  • Iran's Rouhani vows to end isolation as he starts second term
Iran's Rouhani vows to end isolation as he starts second term

In a ceremony held in northern Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei formally affirmed the popular electoral victory of Rouhani, who won over 23 million votes, or 57 percent. The Supreme Leader also praised the election of Rouhani as a symbol of the strength of Iranian democracy. "We will never accept isolation", he said, saying that Iran has paid the pri...

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