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Venezuela, a once-wealthy oil nation, is in the grips of a five-year crisis under President Maduro's socialist government. On August 4, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro cut short a speech after an apparent "assassination attempt". The transmission was then cut off. A video shows Ms Flores wince, and both she and Mr Maduro look up after an unidentified sound. Several military personnel who were lined up on Avenue Bolivar during the speech were seen looking up then breaking rank and ...
  • At least 85 injured in Aeromexico plane crash

    At least 85 injured in Aeromexico plane crash

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    Survivors said the plane burst into flames after it hit the ground but stayed mostly intact. Both of its engines were knocked off and it plowed through scrubland before coming to a halt 328 yards from the runway , he told reporters. "The most seriously injured is the pilot...[ but] the majority of passengers left under their own power ". A passenger aboard a commercial flight in Mexico recorded the terrifying moment the plane crashed while attempting to take off in inclement ...
  • Mendocino Complex Fire grows to 125168 acres, 16 homes destroyed

    Mendocino Complex Fire grows to 125168 acres, 16 homes destroyed

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    Twin fires also burned in Mendocino and Lake counties. On Friday morning it was revealed that the bulldozer operator who was killed last month almost slipped off a steep mountain trail three times before his vehicle finally rolled into a ravine and fatally crushed him.
  • Ivanka Trump speaks out against family separation

    Ivanka Trump speaks out against family separation

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    She went on to make a distinction between legal and illegal immigration and discussed how it affected her own mother, Ivana Trump. "These are incredibly hard issues", she said. The differences between father and daughter were on display hours later, when the president tweeted about her answer to the question on whether the media was the enemy of the people.
  • North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program: confidential UN report

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    The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Russian Federation is letting thousands of North Korean laborers into the country and giving them new permits to work. Among the groups in the Middle East and Africa North Korea is trying to sell weapons to is Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, it said. Russia's ambassador to North Korea also denied Moscow was flouting United Nations restrictions on oil supplies to North Korea.
  • USA pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

    USA pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

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    The draft document outlines different countries' bargaining positions as they work towards an agreement, and analysts said it represented some initial progress. Facing the uncertainty and instability in the global situation, timely enhancing strategic communication and cooperation between China and European Union, two forces for stabilization, and firmly support multilateralism as well as worldwide rules are not only in the line of the interests of the two sides, but also conducive to ...
  • Yellowstone National Park investigating bison hazing viral video

    Yellowstone National Park investigating bison hazing viral video

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    Yellowstone officials say the man's actions were "reckless, dangerous, and illegal". We noticed behind us a man in socks and no shoes walking up the road towards the bison. After receiving multiple complaints from park visitors about someone tormenting wildlife, authorities believe Reinke started harassing the bison after the traffic stop.
  • Lynchburg floods: Flooding dam sparks evacuations in United States city

    Lynchburg floods: Flooding dam sparks evacuations in United States city

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    Because the sediment from the city's runoff is trapped above the dam, the lake has dramatically reduced in size. Crews are making it their top priority to keep the dam stabilized, reported WDBJ . Should the dam collapse, floodwaters would move from the creek into the James River near Lynchburg's business district. Lynchburg, with a population of around 80,000, is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Lynchburg ( previously Lynchburg College ), which ...
  • Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star

    Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star

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    The Agalarov family was also central in striking a deal to bring Trump's Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013. Trump says details related to Strzok would never go into Mueller's report. Richard Painter, who served as an ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he would read the tweet as instructing Sessions to put himself back in charge of the Russian Federation probe.
  • Suspect Named in Shooting Death of Houston Cardiologist

    Suspect Named in Shooting Death of Houston Cardiologist

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    Police said Joseph James Pappas is wanted for the July 20 shooting of cardiologist Dr. Mark Hausknecht while he was riding his bike to work. At 4 a.m. Acevedo says they believe the motive may be that Pappas' mother died while undergoing surgery 20 years ago under the care of Hausknecht. Bilinosky said as the search continues for Pappas, she hopes that nobody else is hurt.
  • 'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000

    'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000

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    Her mother, Laura Calderwood, said the recent weeks have felt like torture. "I don't know that I have the strength in me, and Mollie's lending me her strength". Investigators are still trying to determine why she disappeared . Police in Brooklyn, Iowa, joined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in their efforts to find Tibbetts, have been scouring the area as well as studying data from Mollie's fitbit.
  • Jordan, Israel kill Daesh militants flushed out of Syria

    Jordan, Israel kill Daesh militants flushed out of Syria

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    Meanwhile, in a major change to the pre-conflict 2011 status quo, Russian military police began deploying alongside returning United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian-held Golan and planned to set up eight observation posts in the area, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.
  • Trump Pumps the Brakes on Obama-Era Fuel Standards - Hit & Run

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    Get the full story in the video above. "California will fight this stupidity in every conceivable way possible". "We are prepared to go to court to put the brakes on this reckless and illegal plan", the coalition of states attorneys, led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, said in a news release .