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Their report also criticized de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and a past victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, of not doing enough to prevent the military operations in Rakhine state. The list of generals also included Brigadier-General Aung Aung, commander of the 33rd Light Infantry Division, which oversaw operations in the coastal village of Inn Din where 10 Rohingya captive boys and men were killed.
  • Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face

    Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face

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    Air France will stop flights from Paris to Tehran as of September 18 due to "the line's weak [commercial] performance", an airline spokesman said. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on September 22, and the return flight on September 23.
  • Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief, ministers

    Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief, ministers

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    Russia's ambassador to Afghanistan Alexander Mantytskiy (L) hands over an AK-47 to Afghan national security adviser Hanif Atmar (R) after a conference at the International Kabul Airport, Afghanistan February 24, 2016. This month has seen an extraordinarily violent series of incidents, including an attack that saw the Taliban storm the provincial capital of Ghazni - just a two-hour drive from Kabul - despite repeated warnings from local officials that the city was in danger.
  • 1 suspect dead, ‘multiple fatalities’ in Jacksonville Landing mass shooting

    1 suspect dead, ‘multiple fatalities’ in Jacksonville Landing mass shooting

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    The shooter caused multiple fatalities with many victims taken to the hospital , according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. "Stay far away from the area". Investigators were looking into online video that appeared to capture the scene right before the shooting began, Williams said . Survivors of February's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, expressed sorrow at news of another mass shooting in the state.
  • Autopsy finds Iowa student killed by 'sharp force injuries'

    Autopsy finds Iowa student killed by 'sharp force injuries'

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    The woman was frightened, Rivera recalled. "It's nearly as if she wants more rights for the illegal immigrants than she does for our American people , and that's what's disturbing", Housley said . "This was Page 1 of candidate Trump's playbook on immigration, linking illegal immigration to crime", he said. Trump has claimed that people living in the US illegally often commit crimes, but studies by social scientists and the libertarian Cato Institute reject that assertion.
  • Malcolm Turnbull is out of politics

    Malcolm Turnbull is out of politics

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    New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra . Before politics, he made a splash as managing director of Tourism Australia in 2006, when he approved a 180 million Australian dollar ($130 million) advertising campaign to attract visitors Down Under with a bikini-clad model on an Aussie beach who asked: "So where the bloody hell are you? ".
  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop quits

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop quits

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    Ms Bishop revealed the leadership spill had been "personally devastating" for several key players - and said she was aware of a leaked WhatsApp thread which urged her supporters to vote for Scott Morrison in the ballot. The latest Newspoll, published by The Australian newspaper, also showed opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten, who had long trailed Turnbull, is now preferred prime minister.
  • All the President's Men Are Flipping on Donald Trump

    All the President's Men Are Flipping on Donald Trump

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    Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from speaking publicly about affairs they said they had with Mr. "Put "retainer for the months of January and February 2017" in the description". Weisselberg did not know what $130,000 was for, according to one person familiar with the situation, and approved it because of Cohen's longstanding role as counsel to Donald Trump .
  • Spokane woman returns from Hawaii as Hurricane Lane causes widespread damage

    Spokane woman returns from Hawaii as Hurricane Lane causes widespread damage

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    David Ige urged residents to set aside two weeks' worth of food, water and other necessities. "THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION", he tweeted . The latest predictions from the weather service's National Hurricane Center showed the eye of the storm glancing past Maui and several other islands later on Friday on its way to Oahu .
  • Mass Shooting Reported at Riverfront Mall in Jacksonville, Florida

    Mass Shooting Reported at Riverfront Mall in Jacksonville, Florida

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    Multiple gunshots and screams could be heard over the broadcast. The incident was referred to as a "mass shooting " in a tweet by Jacksonville's Sheriff's Department, which said that one suspect is dead . YouTube A shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville was caught on a live stream video on Twitch. In response to user questions, the Twitter account said: "We can't stress enough to stay away.
  • Bolton: U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes its behavior

    Bolton: U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes its behavior

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    The sanctions come after the US concluded that "the Russian Federation has used chemical weapons in violation of worldwide law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals", according to the State Department. Moscow denies the allegations. Recently announced State Department sanctions against Russian Federation have come into force in response to the Novichok poisonings of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, with new ones on the way as the Treasury has declared that it is enacting ...
  • Travel agency evacuates guests from Egypt hotel after 2 die

    Travel agency evacuates guests from Egypt hotel after 2 die

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    She told Sky News she was convinced that "something suspicious" had happened to them , having enjoyed a family meal and then seen them off to bed at around 1.30am. "The food is just disgusting, it's under-cooked". The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism said a medical examination showed that John Cooper "experienced an extreme drop in the blood circulation and a sudden stop of the heart muscle".
  • 7.1-magnitude natural disaster on border of Peru, Brazil, USGS reports

    7.1-magnitude natural disaster on border of Peru, Brazil, USGS reports

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    The USGS report further added, "This natural disaster occurred within the oceanic lithosphere of the subducted Nazca plate, nearly 1,000 km east of the Peru-Chile Trench". Earthquakes are common in Peru as the region lies on the boundary of Nazca and South American tectonic plates. A 7.1-magnitude quake has struck eastern Peru , close to its borders with Bolivia and Brazil on Friday morning, the USGS reported .
  • U.S. Steps up Sanctions Against N.Korea

    U.S. Steps up Sanctions Against N.Korea

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    Elderly North and South Korean family members allowed to meet for the first time in almost seven decades prepared to bid each other farewell Wednesday, in all probability for the last time in their lives. The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953 is, despite its name, one of the most fortified places on earth, with the areas on either side of it bristling with minefields and barbed-wire fences.
  • Trump hints at sacking Sessions

    Trump hints at sacking Sessions

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    Trump's anger arose from the judgements Justice prosecutors gained on Tuesday against two former senior Trump aides, 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. "He took the job and then he said, 'I'm going to recuse myself, '" Trump said of Sessions. Some of the issues Trump raised with Sessions on Friday have either already been examined or are in the process of being investigated.
  • China Slaps 25 Tariff On U.S

    China Slaps 25 Tariff On U.S

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    Customs and Border Protection confirmed on its website that tariffs would go into effect on another 279 Chinese product categories. The official Xinhua news agency, citing the government tariff commission, said later that Beijing had imposed tit-for-tat tariffs at the same time as the USA duties came into force.