• Coalition to Gradually Reopen Yemen's Seaports, Airports
Coalition to Gradually Reopen Yemen's Seaports, Airports

The United Nations has listed Yemen as the world's top priority humanitarian crisis, with more than 17 million people lacking food, seven million of whom are at risk of starvation. and over 20 aid groups saying it could bring millions of already suffering people closer to "starvation and death". Meanwhile, Minister of Local Administration, Abdu...

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  • N. Korean soldier who defected used a vehicle to escape
N. Korean soldier who defected used a vehicle to escape

The defection came less than a week after President Donald Trump made his first official visit to South Korea amid soaring tensions over the growing nuclear and missile threat from the North. They stand only several meters (yards) away from tall South Korean soldiers wearing aviator sunglasses and standing motionless like statues. The moment they c...

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  • Sessions mulling second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows
Sessions mulling second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows

Sessions responded to these revelations by insisting that he'd met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his capacity as US senator (not as a Trump surrogate), and that they did not discuss the 2016 election. However, Sessions said he would not acknowledge if he will recuse himself from any probe regarding Clinton, despite earlier pledges to do just th...

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  • PM raises human rights concerns with Duterte
PM raises human rights concerns with Duterte

Duterte took steps to thaw frosty relations with China after he won the presidency previous year. The two men are also slated to hold longer, formal talks later Monday and White House aides signalled that Trump is not expected to publicly bring up human rights in their discussions.

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  • New weather satellite will help with natural disasters, local forecasts
New weather satellite will help with natural disasters, local forecasts

NASA is launching a new satellite system created to significantly increase the accuracy of weather predictions across the globe. The Launch Configuration Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) measures the electromagnetic emissions and subjects it to expected electromagnetic radiation that the satellite would experience at the launch site.

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  • Iran natural disaster: Death toll soars to more than 450
Iran natural disaster: Death toll soars to more than 450

Numerous villages affected by quake were very remote and hard to reach, said Bagheri. Iranian state TV said thousands of survivors had spent another night in makeshift camps or in the open. Mansoureh Bagheri, an Iran-based official with the Red Crescent Society, told the BBC about 12,000 residential buildings had "totally collapsed".

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  • Donald Trump 'Begged For Nuclear War', Says N Korea
Donald Trump 'Begged For Nuclear War', Says N Korea

The paper denounced the USA president's Asia trip as "a warmonger's trip for confrontation with the North", "an old miser's trip to sell arms", and "a chief terrorist's trip for self-destruction". Trump is in Vietnam as part of his 12-day tour of Asia, and North Korea's nuclear weapons programme has been a major talking point with his Japanese, Sou...

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  • WFU ranks seventh in percentage of students studying overseas
WFU ranks seventh in percentage of students studying overseas

Purdue had 1,993 credit-bearing domestic students who studied overseas. Nationally, the leading home countries for global students are China, India, South Korea , Saudi Arabia and Canada. After years of rapid growth, enrollment of first-time worldwide students in USA colleges and universities dipped last year amid concerns about political uncertai...

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  • European Union launches new era in defense cooperation
European Union launches new era in defense cooperation

Membership of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) initiative will present an opportunity for Slovakia to bolster its defence capabilities, both for national purposes and in meeting its global commitments, said Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) who signed an intention for Slovakia to join PESCO along with S...

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  • United Nations urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis
United Nations urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

Ms Ardern has stressed the "great need" of the 600 refugee and asylum seekers now barricaded inside the closed Manus Regional Processing Centre during a press conference yesterday. Ms Ardern said it was faster to organise the logistics of any deal with Australia. The renewed push comes close to two weeks after the detention centre officially cl...

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  • Hate Crimes in US Increased by Five Percent in 2016
Hate Crimes in US Increased by Five Percent in 2016

The victim totals could include individuals, businesses, government entities or society as a whole. Anti-Jewish incidents rose by three percent, anti-black hate crime fell by 0.3 percent and anti-Asian offenses remained flat, the report showed.

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  • Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below
Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

Denton Fire Captain Brian Glenn says the collapse likely broke pipes and plumbing and investigators were out Sunday afternoon analyzing the damage. A party at the University of North Texas was apparently so lit this weekend that the floor actually collapsed.

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  • Terrorist? Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman arrested in Mall of America stabbing
Terrorist? Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman arrested in Mall of America stabbing

Twenty-year-old suspect Mahad Abdiraham was arrested at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday after an alleged robbery gone wrong led to two people being stabbed . Police have a suspect in custody. "Our thoughts are with the families involved". One witness, Kim Schwieters from Grant, told the Star Tribune she was at the mall with he...

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  • Duterte welcomes Trump to Philippines
Duterte welcomes Trump to Philippines

The resource-rich disputed waters of the South China Sea have always been a bone of contention between the regional players - China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. "I used to do it personally just to show to the guys that if I can do it, so can you". The South China Sea will likely be a hot topic throughout the summi...

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  • Maryland governor calls Roy Moore 'unfit for office'
Maryland governor calls Roy Moore 'unfit for office'

Revelations and accusations have come out about Moore having sexual relationships with multiple underage girls. The age of consent in Alabama is 16 years of age. Perhaps Democratic candidate Doug Jones has found his new slogan? After some more pressure, Moore pleads with Pence to call his boss about the matter...

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  • 3 killed, 20 missing in Andhra boat accident
3 killed, 20 missing in Andhra boat accident

They all belonged to Prakasam and Nellore districts. Disaster at dusk: Rescue operations under progress at the Pavithra Sangamam in Vijayawada on Sunday. However, locals allege that many boats do not have sufficient number of life jackets and carry more passengers than their sanctioned capacity. Survivors said they boarded the private boat as t...

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  • Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen
Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, witnesses said. A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike. "It will be the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims". More than 2,000 Yemenis have died in a cholera outbreak now affecting almost one million peopl...

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  • At least 21 kids injured when platform collapses at indoor gym
At least 21 kids injured when platform collapses at indoor gym

EST) at Vault PK on Main Street near Sigsbee Street. Two adults and 21 children were taken to hospital with moderate to minor injuries, three or four of whom suffered spinal injuries when a 10-by-30-foot (about 3-by-10 meters) wooden platform fell down on them, San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Wright said.

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  • Earthquake Hits Iraq And Iran, At Least Six Dead
Earthquake Hits Iraq And Iran, At Least Six Dead

It struck 32km (20mi) south-west of the Iraqi town of Halabja, the USGS said. At least eight villages were damaged in Iran after the quake Iran's state TV reported. Many residents in the Iraqi capital Baghdad rushed out of houses and tall buildings in panic. Several people posted videos of swaying light fixtures to social media.

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  • Pacific Trade Deal Goes Forward Without United States
Pacific Trade Deal Goes Forward Without United States

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announced an agreement Saturday on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after President Donald Trump dropped it. It seems the TPP trade deal is not sunk yet. A report in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Trudeau "sabotaged" the talks at the last minute by failing to sh...

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