• U.S. 2+2 Dialogue: Landmark defence pact COMCASA inked; H1B discussed
U.S. 2+2 Dialogue: Landmark defence pact COMCASA inked; H1B discussed

Pompeo and US Defence Secretary James Mattis met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman . "The Ministers denounced any use of terrorist proxies in the region, and in this context, they called on Pakistan to ensure that the territory under its control is not used to launch terrorist attacks on...

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  • The Americas’ Oldest Human Remains Lost in Brazil Museum Fire
The Americas’ Oldest Human Remains Lost in Brazil Museum Fire

He became emotional as he listed the funds and support he said he would now "demand" from authorities to salvage what was left of the collection and rebuild the museum. A display from the museum's entomological collection in 2017. Notably, Rede Sustentabilidade presidential candidate Marina Silva echoed his concerns, claiming that the fire was ...

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  • Israel Closes Embassy in Paraguay After South American Nation Reverses Jerusalem Move
Israel Closes Embassy in Paraguay After South American Nation Reverses Jerusalem Move

President Horacio Cartes, a close friend of Israel, was behind the embassy move that marked his country's celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary. The Palestinians said the latest " diplomatic achievement " was the fruit of lobbying efforts by their officials.

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  • Trump calls for a fair trade deal with Canada
Trump calls for a fair trade deal with Canada

The U.S. and Mexico reached a side deal last month, leaving Canada to negotiate separately with the U.S. The loonie had been pressured by the prospect of an escalation in a trade dispute between the United States and China, with U.S. Trudeau said on Tuesday: "There are a number of things we absolutely must see in a renegotiated NAFTA", and reiter...

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  • PM May stands firm on her Brexit strategy
PM May stands firm on her Brexit strategy

It has also come under fire from some Tory MPs. The EU meanwhile aims to grant Britain a transition period until the end of 2020 allowing businesses and others time to adjust to a post-Brexit future. If Britain remained inside the European Union and a Scottish independence referendum were held, the poll showed opinions were reversed, with 43 perc...

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  • The Justice Department is considering whether Twitter and Facebook are censoring users
The Justice Department is considering whether Twitter and Facebook are censoring users

It is highly unusual for sitting presidents to lash out against attorneys general and to try to bring political considerations to bear on prosecution decisions. "The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority party and one for the minority party". The Hunter investigation began under Obama...

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  • Mother of once-missing Florida toddler arrested on first-degree murder charge
Mother of once-missing Florida toddler arrested on first-degree murder charge

However, according to an arrest affidavit from Largo police, Stinson said she admitted to causing her son's death. Stinson also admitted to taking Belliveau to a wooded area near her apartment and leaving him there, the report said. The man, who gave Jordan and his mother a ride, is about 25 years old with brown hair, brown eyes and who may be we...

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  • Twitter not based on ‘political ideology,’ CEO tells lawmakers
Twitter not based on ‘political ideology,’ CEO tells lawmakers

Naturally, Dorsey said Twitter doesn't "feel great about this", and that the company can't use its scale as an excuse. "We found ourselves unprepared and ill-equipped for the immensity of the problems we've acknowledged", Dorsey wrote. Appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Dorsey said the offending tweet was up for "...

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  • Two Russians charged by United Kingdom in poisoning of ex-spy, daughter
Two Russians charged by United Kingdom in poisoning of ex-spy, daughter

May said. She added that Britain's security services would pay closer attention to the GRU and work with allies to "deploy the full range of tools from across our national security apparatus in order to counter the threat posed by the GRU".

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  • Zarif says terrorist groups must leave Syria's Idlib
Zarif says terrorist groups must leave Syria's Idlib

The visit comes days before the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russian Federation are expected to meet in Iran to discuss the situation in Idlib . Idlib is home to more than one million displaced Syrians from across the country, including tens of thousands of rebel fighters and civilians evacuated from former opposition enclaves over the past ...

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  • Ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used: French army chief
Ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used: French army chief

The White House was "closely monitoring the situation in Idlib province, Syria, where millions of innocent civilians are under threat of an imminent Assad regime attack, backed by Russian Federation and Iran ", Sanders said. The claims - revealed in excerpts in the Washington Post from the book which is due to be released on September 11 - have be...

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  • Gay sex decriminalized in India in historic Supreme Court verdict
Gay sex decriminalized in India in historic Supreme Court verdict

The apex court, however, said other aspects of Section 377 of IPC dealing with unnatural sex with animals and children shall remain in force. Activists have struggled for almost a decade to invalidate Section 377 of the Indian penal code , which dates to the colonial era.

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  • North Korea's Kim sets denuclearisation time line, prompting thanks from Trump
North Korea's Kim sets denuclearisation time line, prompting thanks from Trump

Kim is also said to have stressed that his trust in US President Donald Trump remained unchanged, and that he had never negatively assessed the US president. "I think that is a good sign from North Korea". A South Korean delegation met Kim Jong-un to set up an inter-Korean summit later this month. Stephen Biegun, newly-appointed United States e...

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  • Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests
Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

What were the protests about? But he declined to address whether Trump could be subpoenaed or could pardon himself. Others claimed the judge would let people with pre-existing medical conditions be stripped of medical coverage. Why is the nomination contentious? A broad coalition of activist groups, including abortion rights groups, gun control...

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  • Man who stabbed tourists in Amsterdam names Wilders, cites 'insults' to Islam
Man who stabbed tourists in Amsterdam names Wilders, cites 'insults' to Islam

The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands , Pete Hoekstra , said they are American tourists. Armed with a "very large knife", the 19-year-old, named only as Jawed S., allegedly walked into Amsterdam's Central Station at noon Friday and randomly stabbed the pair of tourists as they waited at an information kiosk, according to reports .

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  • Kolkata: Majerhat bridge collapses, at least five dead, many trapped
Kolkata: Majerhat bridge collapses, at least five dead, many trapped

At least 20-25 injured people have been rescued by fire officials while more people are feared trapped under the rubble, officials said . Till late on Tuesday evening, rescue workers were trying to crawl through the narrow gaps in the debris to rescue those trapped underneath.

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  • Powerful typhoon slams western Japan, at least nine people dead
Powerful typhoon slams western Japan, at least nine people dead

Japan on Tuesday was hit by Typhoon Jebi , the strongest and powerful storm to hit the island country in 25 years, causing violent winds and disrupting transport services. In early July, torrential rains battered western Japan, triggering landslides and floods that left 226 dead and 10 missing - the country's deadliest weather-related disaster i...

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  • Iranian FM Arrives in Turkey for Talks with Erdogan
Iranian FM Arrives in Turkey for Talks with Erdogan

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that he had met with President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Nasr Hariri to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib. The move comes amid an escalation of tensions in Idlib province, which is now under the control of the Syrian rebels . "This would damage ...

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  • Woman With Baby Chased by Texas Police, Crashes Mercedes SUV
Woman With Baby Chased by Texas Police, Crashes Mercedes SUV

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), which released the video, a trooper deployed a tire deflation device that disabled the front tire. The baby she was carrying was also pulled out of the vehicle and carried away. The driver of that vehicle left the auto, taking a child from the backseat, before the police arrived.

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  • Japan braces for likely landfall from strong typhoon
Japan braces for likely landfall from strong typhoon

Jebi - whose name means "swallow" in Korean - is the latest harsh weather to hit Japan this season following deadly rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. USJ Co., the operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, also announced it be closed all Tuesday because of the storm. Shinkansen high-speed trains b...

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