• Pompeo wraps up talks in N. Korea without seeing Kim Jong Un

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    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that the USA remains "very firm" in its stance that three basic goals be met: complete denuclearisation of North Korea, security assurances, and the repatriation of remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean war.
  • Construction worker dies after being swept away by floods in Japan

    Construction worker dies after being swept away by floods in Japan

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    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said around 48,000 police, firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces were responding to appeals for help. Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Although a weather front had settled between western and eastern Japan, there was a risk heavy rains would continue as warm air flowed towards the front, it added, with already-saturated areas facing more rain on Sunday.
  • Trump calls Statue of Liberty climber a clown

    Trump calls Statue of Liberty climber a clown

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    Following her federal court appearance on Thursday, she addressed the immigration organization, " Rise and Resist ", and said , "no child belongs in a cage. Okoumo, a naturalized US citizen originally from the Republic of Congo, pled not guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, and interference with government function.
  • Group apologizes for auctioning a night in Mandela's cell

    Group apologizes for auctioning a night in Mandela's cell

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    In the statement, the trustees also extended their "sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes". "Robben Island Museum would under no circumstances consider auctioning Madiba's cell". "The CEO SleepOut project was given access to all the maximum-security jail cells for the event". "The SleepOut Trust held a meeting with this worldwide consortium on 18 June 2018 to explore strategic alliances for possible collaboration and a decision was ...
  • Pompeo 'very firm' on complete denuclearization of North Korea: spokeswoman

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    Nauert said Pompeo called President Trump on Saturday morning to update him on the status of the talks, a phone call that included White House Chief of Staff John F. Kim Jong Un made a broad commitment to "work towards denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in Singapore but offered no details of how or when North Korea might dismantle a weapons programme that Trump has vowed will not be allowed to threaten the United States.
  • Syria regime, rebels reach deal on south: state media

    Syria regime, rebels reach deal on south: state media

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    Rebels said on Friday that they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end violence in southern Syria and surrender the crossing point with Jordan after Syrian government forces, following an intense aerial campaign, captured new areas along the border.
  • 15 dead, 50 reported missing as heavy floods hit Japan

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    A man in the far western city of Hiroshima died after falling off a bridge into a river, while a 77-year-old man in Takashima city, Shiga prefecture, was killed after being swept into a canal as he worked to remove debris, NHK said. Atmospheric conditions have become very unstable as warm and damp air is flowing into a seasonal front, potentially causing gusts and tornados, the agency said.
  • Truck driver facing criminal charges in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

    Truck driver facing criminal charges in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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    Jaskirat Sidhu was arrested at his home in Calgary this morning and charged with 16 counts of unsafe driving causing death and 13 charges of risky driving causing bodily harm, RCMP said at a press conference. "It's definitely a bittersweet moment, for sure". The team was en route to Nipawin for a playoff game when the crash occurred. Instead, Thomas and his family have been "grieving for our son every day".
  • Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

    Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

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    Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. A former Oklahoma attorney general reported to have close ties to fossil fuel industries, Pruitt had become the focus of multiple investigations in recent months, including by his own agency's inspector general, two other independent federal agencies and by Congress itself.
  • Despite rescue efforts of bystanders, dog left in vehicle dies

    Despite rescue efforts of bystanders, dog left in vehicle dies

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    A failed attempt to save the dog was captured on video. Police have charged a woman with aggravated cruelty to animals after they said she left her dog in a hot auto for seven hours. On Thursday, Thomas went to Trussville Police Department and told officers she had "lost track of time while she was shopping", Lt. Phil Dillon told news outlets.
  • Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

    Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

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    Abhulimen was utilizing the neighborhood pool without having authority to do so. A LinkedIn page in which he had listed his position as a value realization leader was later disabled. The officers said no crime was committed. The incident has garnered national attention. "Adam? Do you want to apologize for what you just did", Edwards said in the video.
  • Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires

    Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires

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    In order to obtain H-2Bs, employers must prove that there are not enough USA workers who are " able, willing, qualified, and available " to do the temporary work. Last month, Trump tweeted that it may be the "best time EVER" to find a job and that the economy was the best in the "history of our country". If all the jobs are filled, that would bring the total number of foreign guest workers hired at Trump businesses he either owns or has his name on to 501 since 2015.
  • Woman shoots man trying to take SUV with kids: Dallas police

    Woman shoots man trying to take SUV with kids: Dallas police

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    Booker-Hicks then ran back into the parking lot and got in the back seat of the vehicle, where her 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons were sitting, according to Fox4. He was arrested and taken to hospital. 'I was more anxious about my kids'. "He would not get out of the auto", Booker-Hicks told the station. The mother said she had just put the gun in the SUV hours before after her husband helped her with reloading it.
  • Thailand cave rescue: Diver dies while taking in supplies

    Thailand cave rescue: Diver dies while taking in supplies

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    Earlier, a former Thai navy diver died on his way out of the caves after delivering air tanks to those trapped. Experienced divers are wary of taking out the boys through the dark and risky waters still in the cave, especially since they are untrained.
  • Steven Gerrard says England won't get better World Cup finals chance

    Steven Gerrard says England won't get better World Cup finals chance

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    Despite an early setback against Spain that looked set to put an end to their World Cup hopes, Russian Federation managed to take La Roja to penalties, where they triumphed to secure a quarter-final berth on home soil. "But, if anyone in the squad thinks they have an easy game on Saturday, they're wrong". "It's important we remember Steve (Holland) was at Crewe". "It'll be the most hard game they'll have played so far, they can bet on that".