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The chief spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, Senior Col Wu Qian, said that the United States "gravely violated Chinese sovereignty". These operations "are not about one country", he said, "nor are they about making political statements". The two USA warships involved on Sunday were carrying out manoeuvre known as "freedom of navigation operations".
  • Australian grandma sentenced to death in Malaysia on drug smuggling charges

    Australian grandma sentenced to death in Malaysia on drug smuggling charges

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    Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, a 54-year-old Sydney resident, was in transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 2014 when she was caught with a backpack filled with the drugs. "You are convicted and will suffer death by hanging", said Justice Mohtaruddin Baki who chaired a three-man bench. "I wish you good luck", he said in giving the unanimous ruling.
  • Boulton suspends campaign for governor

    Boulton suspends campaign for governor

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    Boulton touched them inappropriately during separate incidents several years ago, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. One woman said Boulton grabbed her buttocks repeatedly at a Des Moines bar in 2015. Early voting for governor began May 7, and 13,668 Iowans have cast their votes. In the statement announcing the suspension of his campaign, Boulton said Democrats must win in November, and he will support the Democratic nominee.
  • Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

    Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

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    Mr Deripaska is understood to have quit the boards of EN+ and Rusal, which were based with finance firm Intertrust, in order to avoid the sanctions being applicable. "The business with newly sanctioned institutions represents less than 2 per cent of our assets so of course it will affect us to a certain extent but we still have to see what's going to happen with them as there's some discussion that they could be lifted for Rusal and some other companies".
  • Ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

    Ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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    Dias. Beginning at MACCRAY East Elementary School, the parade marches to a variety of Raymond cemeteries. The Memorial Day ceremony led by the Byram VFW will be held at 10 a.m. - The Lafayette Amvets Post 33 will meet on Monday at 9:30 a.m.at St. Mary's Church on the corners of Pacific and Bramhall avenues. Coralville American Legion Post 721 will hold the service , which is free and open to the public.
  • LA, Irvine among USA cities with biggest population growth, census finds

    LA, Irvine among USA cities with biggest population growth, census finds

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    Houston is the fourth most populous city in the country, with San Antonio in seventh, Dallas (1.3 million) at No. 9, and Austin at No. 11. The cities that were studied had populations of 50,000 or more in 2016. No California cities landed on the top-15 list. This surge in population in the Sunbelt probably has been going on - "in spurts" - since the 1950s, said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Cohen Reportedly Advised Potential Clients Not to Deal with Corey Lewandowski

    Michael Cohen Reportedly Advised Potential Clients Not to Deal with Corey Lewandowski

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    There has been no comment from the White House on the BBC report . The Ukrainian president's office says the Ukrainian-U.S. summit in June 2017 was organized exclusively through official diplomatic channels. "I can not comment on any speculation regarding what the entry of the plea indicates regarding any case other than my client's", he said. "I have to assume that maybe there was a discussion of doing this", he said of such an arrangement between Cohen and Ukraine.
  • Fred Hubbell will undo trend of taking health decisions away from women

    Fred Hubbell will undo trend of taking health decisions away from women

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    White Home senior adviser Kellyanne Conway instructed Fox Information that the administration is recognizing "that abortion will not be household planning". Abortion opponents say a taxpayer-funded program should have no connection to abortion. But Stoesz said all of health care is consolidating as financial pressures create needs to streamline recordkeeping and administration.
  • Woman Files Lawsuit Against R. Kelly For Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment

    Woman Files Lawsuit Against R. Kelly For Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment

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    Rodgers' lawsuit against the singer alleges that Kelly "routinely engaged in intimidation, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, during and after sexual contact", The New York Times reports . Faith Evans, 20, is claiming that the 51-year-old held her against her will and that he psychologically, verbally and sexually abused her. Kelly has denied the allegations against him.
  • Amazon's facial recognition software can track you in real time

    Amazon's facial recognition software can track you in real time

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    In a blog post past year, Amazon said a new feature let customers "identify people of interest against a collection of millions of faces in near real-time, enabling use cases such as timely and accurate crime prevention". Civil rights organizations are pushing back against the technology. "People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government", the ACLU said .
  • A Fairytale End To The 16th Season of American Idol

    A Fairytale End To The 16th Season of American Idol

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    They were on Good Morning America on Tuesday chatting about the outcome of the show and their relationship. Through this whole thing, me and her haven't really been apart, and I'm there for her whenever she's anxious about anything and she's there for me.
  • Marks & Spencer share price rallies even as retailer's profits tumble

    Marks & Spencer share price rallies even as retailer's profits tumble

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    Rowe said the first phase of M&S's transformation plan - "restoring the basics" - is now well underway, with the actions taken thus far having boosted the "velocity of change". The high-street chain which has a total of one thousand and thirty-five stores at the end of 2017-18 fiscal year, would be publishing its yearly results today.
  • Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

    Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

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    The first known injury has been reported following a volcanic eruption in Hawaii after a man's leg was crushed from lava spatter. That person, identified only as a homeowner on Noni Farms Road, shattered his leg from his shin to his foot when lava spatter struck him, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, according to Reuters .
  • Maduro wins, rivals call for new polls

    Maduro wins, rivals call for new polls

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    The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition has won support from the United States, the European Union and 14 countries of the Lima Group who called for the vote to be postponed. Although some opinion polls have shown Falcon ahead, analysts say his chances are thin, given widespread abstention, the vote-winning power of state handouts and Maduro's allies on the election board.
  • Preakness Favorite Justify Wins Second Jewel Of Triple Crown

    Preakness Favorite Justify Wins Second Jewel Of Triple Crown

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    Kentucky Derby victor Justify goes over the track during a training session for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2018 in Baltimore. Coverage of the Preakness was set to begin Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Stronach Group owns and operates Pimlico, which a year ago drew a record 140,327 for the Preakness.
  • Who is Gina Haspel? What to know about first female Central Intelligence Agency director

    Who is Gina Haspel? What to know about first female Central Intelligence Agency director

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    Former top intelligence officials said she earned the chance to take the helm of the intelligence agency. The US Senate has approved the CIA's first female director, despite her role in the spy agency's post-9/11 interrogation programme. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was able to push voting past opponents, including ailing Sen. As senators were preparing to vote, a military judge at the Guantánamo Bay wartime prison rejected a request by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed , the principal architect ...