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He stated: " Time Magazine called to say that I was probably going to be named 'Person of the Year, ' like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot", Trump tweeted. "But then it was over and they drove away." he said , adding that he wanted to stop her crying. Moore noted that the mother and child were together when they left with authorities and he didn't see the pair formally separated, nor has he been able to confirm whether or not they were ...
  • 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

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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.
  • Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'

    Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'

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    Writer-producer Ben Wexler said, "This man, Corey Lewandowski , shouldn't be able to leave his house without being punched in the face". "How dare you? How dare you?" "How dare you? How absolutely dare you sir!" Petkanas, a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer who went on to run a "Trump War Room" for the Democratic National Committee according to The Hill , snapped at Lewandowski's seemingly unfeeling response to the story of the Down's Syndrome child.
  • India for customs duty hike on 30 US items

    India for customs duty hike on 30 US items

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    Customs duties on motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of more than 800 cubic centimeters, such as those manufactured by Harley Davidson , will be raised to 50 percent, while those for almonds will be raised by 20 percent, nuts by 20 and apples by 25, according to the NDTV website.
  • Kashmir under central rule as BJP breaks alliance

    Kashmir under central rule as BJP breaks alliance

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    Since its formation in 1951, the BJP has maintained a hardline stance on the Kashmir issue and has stood for the repeal of Article 370 of India's constitution which grants special autonomous status to the state. "During the rule of this government, the most number of ceasefire violations took place along the border", Azad said. "That is why we had a unilateral ceasefire which had given relief to the people here".
  • Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

    Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

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    Blatter and Michel Platini were each handed eight year bans by the Federation Internationale de Football Association ethics committee in December 2015, following an investigation into a "disloyal payment" of two million dollars from Blatter to Platini.
  • China fires back at USA, raises own tariffs

    China fires back at USA, raises own tariffs

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    China's government took the decision based on relevant provisions of the Foreign Trade Law of China and the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Import and Export Duties, as well as the fundamental principles of global laws. diplomats as well as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The Chinese Commerce Ministry says it will immediately impose penalties of "equal strength" on USA products.
  • 2 injured in Israeli drone strike in Gaza

    2 injured in Israeli drone strike in Gaza

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    The group accused Israel of justifying the use of excessive force against the Palestinian activists, adding that "Israel is trying to show those activists as militants to prepare for committing war crimes against them". Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for the fires. Thousands of acres of farmland and nature reserves have been destroyed by blazes. Yisrael Beitenu leader and Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, praised the committee and said: "Israeli soldiers are under constant ...