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But, at least for the next few weeks, it would keep families together while they are in custody, expedite their cases and ask the Defense Department to help house them. On Wednesday UK Prime Minister Theresa May told Britain's Parliament: "The pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing".
  • Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud in ordering catered meals

    Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud in ordering catered meals

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    Two of his confidants have turned state's evidence, and acting on evidence provided by one of them, police last week also questioned two other witnesses about another investigation, into whether Benjamin Netanyahu traded official actions for favourable news coverage in the Yediot Ahronot newspaper.
  • Trump says he'll sign executive order to end family separation at border

    Trump says he'll sign executive order to end family separation at border

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    Trump said of congressional Democrats. "You're either going to prosecute them and separate them, or you're not, and then you're returned to the idea of what the president calls 'catch-and-release.' You either release them into the United States, which President Trump is not going to do, or you have them agree to immediate deportation", Townsend said.
  • Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

    Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

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    One court found the policy in violation of the 1997 Flores settlement , which stopped the federal government from keeping children in detention for more than 20 days, even if they're with their parents. Pope Francis also joined the public outcry, telling Reuters he agreed with US Catholic bishops that separating children from their parents at the border was " immoral ".
  • Trump stops family separation, but continues 'zero tolerance'

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    That would most likely violate the 1997 "Flores Settlement" agreement that limits the Government's ability to keep children in detention. However, the courts struck down the Obama Administration practice, and the Trump Administration had cited legal precedent as the reason that U.S.
  • New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

    New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

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    Ardern's office confirmed she had arrived at the hospital with partner Clarke Gayford. Traffic passes by Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand , where New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was admitted into early on Thursday for the birth of her first child, June 21, 2018.
  • Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroys 467 homes

    Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroys 467 homes

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    Areas downwind, including Volcano and Ka'u, will be affected by ash. The eruption is in its sixth week and has devastated the island and a map shows angry Kilauea's lava flow gobbling up nearly a fifth of the entire island. Gov. David Ige said Thursday that President Trump approved the request for individual assistance Thursday. As Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone remains active, lava fountains are reaching 170 feet tall, leaving gas emissions high.
  • No single stop button to halt fatal Dreamworld ride: Inquest

    No single stop button to halt fatal Dreamworld ride: Inquest

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    Senior Constable Cornish was questioned about his his investigations into the ride's pumps, the conveyor, the water pump outlets and changes to timber slats that formed railings around the ride's rafts. A DREAMWORLD ride operator was unsure which emergency button to press to prevent the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy, an inquest has heard. "It takes approximately seven seconds", she said.
  • ZTE shares plunge after Senate votes to veto Trump reprieve

    ZTE shares plunge after Senate votes to veto Trump reprieve

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    The bipartisan Senate measure, part of a defense bill, passed 85-10 and came two days before Trump was to host Republican members of Congress to discuss ways to allow ZTE to get back into business. The final version of the bill will be passed only after it's reconciled with the House's version, which passed earlier and does not include a provision to re-instate the sales ban.
  • Virginia AG joins others calling on border separations to stop

    Virginia AG joins others calling on border separations to stop

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    This has been compounded by subsequent policies making asylum protection unavailable to victims of domestic and gang violence, even to those who properly request asylum at USA ports of entry. U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, joined a growing bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on the Trump administration to discontinue its practice of splitting up families who cross the U.S.
  • China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

    China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

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    White said US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton would meet later this week at the Pentagon to discuss the issue. Last year's Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises involved more than 20,000 USA troops and some 50,000 South Korean personnel. The South's defense ministry denied it made such a request, Yonhap said.
  • Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

    Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

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    Indonesian rescue workers fought heavy rains and two-metre waves on Tuesday in a search for survivors after a ferry with at least 140 passengers on board sank in Lake Toba , a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra. EDT Monday). "I was desperate. I was scared to death". The 440-square mile Lake Toba, formed out of an ancient super volcano, is a popular sightseeing destination on the island of Sumatra.
  • China 'disappointed' with U.S. move to quit United Nations rights body

    China 'disappointed' with U.S. move to quit United Nations rights body

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    Washington's withdrawal is the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. In fact, that's why many of them run for a seat on the Human Rights Council in the first place: "to protect themselves from scrutiny", Haley said. Washington's retreat - officially notified to the world body on Wednesday - is the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and ...
  • Disney making $70.3 billion counterbid for Twenty-First Century Fox

    Disney making $70.3 billion counterbid for Twenty-First Century Fox

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    The battle for control of some of the entertainment world's most prized properties has hotted up, with Disney dramatically increasing its offer for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox . The deal became possible when Murdoch, 87, and his sons made a decision to slim down their media-entertainment empire, leaving them with the Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and sports cable operations.
  • Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy

    Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy

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    But let's come up to the present time - With Attorney General Jeff Sessions deriding longtime USA immigration practices as "catch and release". He used the word "infest" to describe migrants coming to the USA illegally. So now we have almost 2,000 children, including little babies, in holding pens. Since the policy went into effect, more than 2,200 children have been isolated from their parents, and many are now housed in crowed shelters - prompting fury from religious leaders , ...
  • May: Parliament must not tie Government's hands in Brexit talks

    May: Parliament must not tie Government's hands in Brexit talks

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    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018. Her compromise failed, and on Wednesday she will again try to head off a rebellion over the so-called meaningful vote on any Brexit deal that some MPs want to be able to make sure the government can not accept a "no deal" with Brussels.
  • US Border Patrol Asks to Please Not Call Cages 'Cages'

    US Border Patrol Asks to Please Not Call Cages 'Cages'

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    They wait until after they drive families to the central processing center in McAllen. That includes five families separated from their children in McAllen, Texas , who have been given zero information about the children's whereabouts or well-being.