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The comments came after President Donald Trump's administration threatened fresh tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing vowed to retaliate, the latest salvo in the escalating tariff battle. The Trump administration said the new levies are a response to China's decision to retaliate against the first round of US tariffs. "It is totally unacceptable for American side to publish a tat in a way that is accelerating and escalating", the Chinese Commerce Ministry ...
  • 'Dangerous' crocodile caught in Australia after ten years on the run

    'Dangerous' crocodile caught in Australia after ten years on the run

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    Though the average saltwater crocodile is about 5 meters (17 feet) long, according to National Geographic , captures of this size are rare, park authorities said. The croc has been taken to a crocodile farm in the Katherine region. Though it's record-breaking for the area, elsewhere in the wild, saltwater crocodiles can be much larger.
  • Rescue mission day two : four more boys evacuated

    Rescue mission day two : four more boys evacuated

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    Four more young football players were rescued Monday from a flooded cave on day two of a risky rescue mission that so far has been an outrageous success. A Reuters witness near the Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai saw medical personnel carrying two people out of the cave to waiting ambulances on Monday evening.
  • ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

    ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

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    The casualties were driven to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), where medics confirmed the death toll. "According to our initial investigation, it was a suicide attack and Haroon Bilour. On the other hand, ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the government had failed to provide security to the party. Confirming Haroon Bilour's martyrdom, the spokesman said that Haroon's son, Danial Bilour, was safe.
  • Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash

    Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash

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    The emergency service's spokesperson Russel Meiring also confirmed this to Independent Online (IOL). Photos on social media showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred. According to the Aviodrome's website, it cost €350,000 (US$410,000) to make the plane "flight ready" and buy parts for the planned trip to Europe. The Aviodrome is one of the Netherlands' largest theme parks, where visitors can view various aircraft close up, including a KLM Boeing 747 and Soviet-era MiG-21 ...
  • Death toll mounts to 100 as Japan receives record rainfall

    Death toll mounts to 100 as Japan receives record rainfall

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    Abe had been expected to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. Throughout the hard-hit areas, rivers swelled and parked cars sat in pools of water. "I hope they find him soon". The government is also focusing on restoring the roads and the water supply. Rescuers on boats head for search in the partly submerged area in water after heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan , Sunday, July 8, 2018.
  • News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims

    News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims

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    Yet the risk of a blowup is all the greater given Trump's habit of conflating defense spending with trade surpluses, a gripe that puts Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau firmly in his sights. Tusk reminded Trump that the first time NATO's mutual defense clause to assist other members under attack came after the terror attacks on 9/11 and that 870 European troops have fought and died in Afghanistan.
  • Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins

    Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins

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    The operation, which started on Sunday morning, will take two to three days to complete, as each round trip from the rescue camp in the cave to the site where the boys and their coach are located takes 11 hours. "Finding the boys doesn't mean we've finished our mission". The power of love. The boys were taken straight to hospital. Their escape led to an explosion of jubilation on social media in Thailand as the rescued boys were rushed to hospital.
  • 10 points WhatsApp wants you to remember before sending a message

    10 points WhatsApp wants you to remember before sending a message

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    Another way to spot an unreliable source is to look for spelling mistakes in the message. The link will come with a warning that reads, "This link contains usual characters". When the tool does launch fully it will allegedly also offer a way to manually report suspicious links. Last week, five people were lynched in Dhule district in Maharashtra state on suspicion of them being part of of a gang of child-lifters.
  • Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to guide Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to guide Trump's Supreme Court nominee

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    Democrats who plan to oppose Trump's nominee are focusing on two Republican moderates, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, hoping to turn them against Trump's selection. Kavanaugh , 53, has served on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Some conservative activists in recent days had launched a campaign against Kavanaugh , complaining about his past ties to the George W.
  • Thousands of Turkish public servants dismissed over ‘terror links’

    Thousands of Turkish public servants dismissed over ‘terror links’

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    Sunday's decree follows President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in June's presidential election and comes before he swears his oath of office on Monday, inaugurating a powerful executive presidency. Turkey accuses USA -based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen and what the authorities call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization ( FETÖ ) of orchestrating the attempted coup.
  • Brian Cashman signs letter endorsing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Brian Cashman signs letter endorsing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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    He added: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving". They all voted a year ago to support Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but have been non-committal on Kavanaugh . "Provide sitting presidents with a temporary deferral of civil suits and of criminal prosecutions and investigations", Kavanaugh proposed. On the D.C.
  • YouTube to invest $25mn in countering fake news

    YouTube to invest $25mn in countering fake news

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    For example, YouTube search results prominently showed videos purporting to "prove" that mass shootings like the one that killed at least 59 in Las Vegas were fake, acted out by 'crisis actors'. These tests are being run in 25 markets across the US and Google says that local news has gotten "strong engagement" so far. "News organisations including Vox Media, Jovem Pan and India Today are early members of the working group".
  • Britain's May reasserts her authority after Brexit resignations

    Britain's May reasserts her authority after Brexit resignations

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    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , a charismatic and divisive cheerleader for Britain's exit from the European Union , resigned Monday. The tousle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit.