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The officials said Amin Mahmoud, the governor of Taiz, survived a roadside bomb targeting his convoy in the southern port city of Aden. "We don't always list every single thing, every single item" in the Secretary's calls with foreign officials, she said when asked why neither the strike nor a probe were mentioned in the official State Department readout.
  • Credit union leaders cheer as Trump signs amended NDAA into law

    Credit union leaders cheer as Trump signs amended NDAA into law

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    In a statement released on its website, the foreign ministry said Beijing was "strongly dissatisfied" with Trump signing the defence act . The new budget has seen a 3.5 percent increase over the $692 billion budget from the previous fiscal year, marking the largest military budget in USA history, according to the Pentagon.
  • Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

    Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

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    According to Mueller's team, the bank's founder and CEO Stephen Calk was given an unpaid advisory role in the Trump campaign after dining with Manafort. Brennan says the losses stemmed from loans of $9.5 million and $6.5 million made to Manafort. The prosecution also recalled Treasury Department senior special agent Paula Liss, who testified there was no evidence Manafort's companies filed reports with the USA government about foreign bank accounts.
  • Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan

    Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan

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    Brennan's continued access to classified information". Rice was a national security adviser, McCabe the deputy director of the FBI while Strzok and Page worked for the bureau. Former high-ranking government employees can in some cases ask for and receive a security briefing on a certain subject. One theory popular among Democrats this afternoon for why Brennan's clearance was revoked today is that Trump is trying to "distract" from the Omarosa trainwreck.
  • Flooding: Nedumbassery airport closed for 4 days

    Flooding: Nedumbassery airport closed for 4 days

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    The death toll from the worst floods in almost a century in the Indian tourist state of Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and forced the closure of one of its main airports. The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which chose to suspend the arrival operations at 4 am to 7 am today as a precautionary measure, had earlier said the airport would be shut till 2 pm.
  • Trump Homes In on 'the Fake News Media' as 'Opposition Party'

    Trump Homes In on 'the Fake News Media' as 'Opposition Party'

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    The Boston Globe had called last week for publications nationwide to publish editorials this Thursday that push back against Trump's repeated attacks on the media . "If you haven't already, please subscribe to your local papers", said the Times , whose opinion section also summarised other editorials across the country.
  • At least 48 killed in blast at Afghan education centre

    At least 48 killed in blast at Afghan education centre

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    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban, who have been intensifying their attacks against military and government centres in recent weeks, issued a statement denying involvement. As an impartial organization, the Red Crescent can assist people on either side of the conflict, she said, adding that about 500 health kits have already been sent to Ghazni's hospitals, along with 200 caskets for those killed in battle.
  • Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Los Angeles, Beijing

    Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Los Angeles, Beijing

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    The smoky haze is back, and regional air quality has dropped to its lowest level this year. "We are expecting the smoke we're seeing right now in Western Washington to start to move out (Tuesday night) into (Wednesday)". Close windows in your home, if possible, and keep the indoor air clean. The health risks associated with the smoke are accompanied by the melancholy views caused by hazy conditions.
  • A ray of bipartisan good comes out of obscure senator's hate speech

    A ray of bipartisan good comes out of obscure senator's hate speech

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    During his maiden speech to Parliament, Fraser Anning outraged the Jewish community by using the term " final solution ", used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust . He later told the Senate he deeply regretted shaking Mr Anning's hand after he gave the speech last night. But Mr Anning was unmoved and his party leader Bob Katter called the speech "magnificent" and "solid gold".
  • Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

    Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

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    PM Modi said India's status in the world had increased significantly since 2014 when a BJP-led NDA came to power "because we have an acumen to take bold decisions" and that has helped the country become world's sixth largest economy. 'India will send into space - a man or a woman - by 2022, before that if possible, ' Modi confirmed. Pointing towards the "massive surge in production of some commodities in the last few years", Modi said it was because of the hard work of the farmers.
  • Arab alliance to probe air strike on bus that killed 40 kids

    Arab alliance to probe air strike on bus that killed 40 kids

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    Yemen has been wracked by conflict since 2014, when Shia Houthi rebels overran much of the country. A mass funeral for the 51 people killed in the attack, including about 40 children, was held yesterday in Sadah. "Central Command was not involved in the airstrike in Saada". The Saudi-led Arab coalition stressed on Monday that it had taken last week all the necessary measures to ensure the continued global marine and trade navigation in the southern Red Sea and Mandeb Strait, reported the ...
  • China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in camps

    China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in camps

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    Gay McDougall shared that the area could be coined as a " no rights zone ", something she said over a two-day summit in which the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination discussed nothing but China's record with human rights and its current treatment of the "autonomous" region of Xinjiang.
  • The Defense Rests Its Case In The Manafort Trial

    The Defense Rests Its Case In The Manafort Trial

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    When it resumed, he asked whether they had a defense to present. Manafort's decision not to testify and not to call witnesses came after Ellis rejected a defense motion that the case should be dismissed on grounds the government failed to meet its burden of proof.
  • Hundreds injured as pier collapses during Spanish festival in Vigo

    Hundreds injured as pier collapses during Spanish festival in Vigo

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    There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident which the Galicia regional government said left 316 people injured at the O Marisquino festival in the town of Vigo . People landed on top of me. According to BBC News , there were only 5 hospitalizations for things like broken bones and "some head injuries", while the rest sustained mostly light bruising.
  • Grand jury report alleges abuses by priests, cover-ups by leaders

    Grand jury report alleges abuses by priests, cover-ups by leaders

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    In some cases, priests who were raping children were provided with housing and living expenses by their dioceses, regardless of whether those resources were being used to facilitate more abuse. McCarrick, 88, of Washington , following decades-old allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and at least two minors. As the most senior sitting bishop to be named in the report, and having served for so long as the head of a diocese as prominent as Pittsburgh, it was widely expected that ...