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But he did not repeat an earlier threat to consider military options to pressure Venezuela, a day after dining with the leaders of four Latin American countries who made clear they would not support such action. "His corrupt regime destroyed a thriving nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and despair everywhere it has been tried". Venezuela has been rocked by months of economic chaos and deadly protests as President Nicolas Maduro consolidates control, including ...
  • Where Is Hurricane Maria Headed?

    Where Is Hurricane Maria Headed?

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    Even so, by Tuesday it could bring tropical storm conditions from Fenwick Island , Delaware, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and from East Rockaway Inlet on New York's Long Island to the MA island of Nantucket. Depending upon how far west the storm travels will affect the amount of rain in the mountains. Since the storm is tracking father away from the coast than previous projected tracks, the damaging wind won't likely be an issue.
  • Trump, Xi committed to 'maximising pressure' on North Korea: White House

    Trump, Xi committed to 'maximising pressure' on North Korea: White House

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    This is one of the reasons why, in North Korea , there are only around 11 motor vehicles per 1,000 people - a statistic that includes buses, freight and military vehicles. The North's most recent launch, which was its sixth overall and second of this month, took place on Friday. On September 15, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile over Japanese territory, several days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2375.
  • North Korea Nuclear Ambitions to Overshadow Annual UN Assembly

    North Korea Nuclear Ambitions to Overshadow Annual UN Assembly

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    The president has a packed schedule. And on Monday, ahead of his speech to the General Assembly, Mr Trump will host a United Nations reform summit with world leaders. "The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time ", Trump tweeted in December 2016.
  • Narendra Modi inaugurates the much awaited Sardar Sarovar Dam

    Narendra Modi inaugurates the much awaited Sardar Sarovar Dam

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    The dam was first operational in 2006, but the construction work has lasted up till now due to some legal complications and upgrade plans. Gujarat has been in throes of Patidar and Dalit agitations for the past two years over the issue of reservation and atrocity respectively.
  • British Airways flight evacuated in Paris for security reason: airport

    British Airways flight evacuated in Paris for security reason: airport

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    Airport operator Aeroports de Paris said: "There was an incident that led authorities to decide to keep the plane on the ground and to disembark the passengers a few minutes before take-off, to carry out additional checks". Police and firefighters have surrounded the flight, which was heading to Heathrow. "They needed to make sure everybody and everything has been searched".
  • American tourists attacked with acid at French train station

    American tourists attacked with acid at French train station

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    A 41-year-old woman targeted a group of four tourists at Saint-Charles train station as they travelled between Marseille and Paris, it has been claimed. Marseille is located on France's southern coast, about 490 miles from Paris. The perpetrator was described as "imbalanced", and rather than running away after the attack, she showed pictures of herself with burns.
  • Slender Man stabbing: Anissa Weier found mentally ill

    Slender Man stabbing: Anissa Weier found mentally ill

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    Her friend, Morgan Geyser , who helped with the stabbing has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease. Geyser, who is accused of doing the stabbing, pleaded not guilty, and her trial is scheduled to begin October 9. Van Rybroek is the second court-appointed expert to evaluate Weier's insanity plea. " In my opinion, she was a normal child ", he said. The Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character.
  • Bitcoin Loses Steam As China Clamps Down On Crypto-Currencies

    Bitcoin Loses Steam As China Clamps Down On Crypto-Currencies

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    While many developed countries in the West and Asia allow digital currencies to be accepted as payments and have rules about taxation of gains, some emerging countries view them as an illegal form of payment. ICOs has fueled the fast ascent in the value of all cryptocurrencies , from about $17-B at the start of the year, to a record high close to $180-B at the beginning of September.
  • Haley: 'Plenty' of military options available for dealing with North Korea

    Haley: 'Plenty' of military options available for dealing with North Korea

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    That launch came less than two weeks after Pyongyang staged its most powerful nuclear test yet. And he comes out with USA being very strong in the end. "There is a military option". "We're out of time", McMaster said. Promoting an "America First" agenda at the United Nations. Some 25 million people live in the metropolitan area of Seoul, U.S.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown Pushes For Protection For Equifax Breach Victims

    Sen. Sherrod Brown Pushes For Protection For Equifax Breach Victims

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    The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into credit reporting company/data broker Equifax over its massive data breach . Iowans also can visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, a website Equifax established to allow consumers to check if they're affected. Rutledge said this could be the largest breach involving social security numbers in history.
  • At Least 23 Dead in Malaysian Boarding School Fire

    At Least 23 Dead in Malaysian Boarding School Fire

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    He said police were still investigating what caused the fire but that it likely was caused by short circuit or a lit mosquito repellent coil. "Suhakam finds it unacceptable that the school was allowed to operate without having complied with safety and health standards and regulations; including an inspection by the fire and rescue department", he said in a statement today.
  • An Entrepreneurial 11-Year-Old Mowed the Lawn at the White House

    An Entrepreneurial 11-Year-Old Mowed the Lawn at the White House

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    Frank Giaccio , 11, of Falls Church, Va., was too occupied with trimming the Rose Garden lawn Friday morning to hear President Trump approach him to thank him for his heart work. "Maybe he'll be president", he said. He had written to the United States president earlier this year saying that he owned his own lawn-mowing business and it would an "honour" to mow the White House lawn.
  • Senator Tim Scott says Trump has

    Senator Tim Scott says Trump has "obviously reflected" on his Charlottesville comments

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    But according to CNN , Scott also said that Trump expressed no regret about his remarks on Charlottesville-and once again tried "to convey that there was an antagonist on the other side". When Scott was asked about Sanders' comment in his office later Wednesday, he said: "I certainly started my comments on why I found the president's comments unsettling and went over his comments".
  • Oil Prices Hold Gains as Stockpile Numbers Hike

    Oil Prices Hold Gains as Stockpile Numbers Hike

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    Consensus forecasts were for a build of 4.0 million barrels, although there was again an important element of uncertainty given the impact of hurricane Harvey which continued to cause sharp fluctuations across all metrics. a barrel by mid-morning Wednesday, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate was up 54 cents, or 1.1% at $48.77 U.S. a barrel. Crude inventories rose 5.9 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 3 million barrels, the EIA said today.
  • Facts don't slow Trump election integrity commission's rush to cry fraud

    Facts don't slow Trump election integrity commission's rush to cry fraud

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    Anselm College's Institute of Politics. Anyone who registered to vote on Election Day with another state's drivers' license and didn't get a New Hampshire license within 60 days was an illegitimate voter and, according to Kobach's apparently psychic powers, most likely a Democrat! This commission has no preconceived notions or preordained results.
  • North Korea: Japan must not exist next to us

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    Japan's public broadcaster NHK claimed on Thursday that U.S. and North Korean officials had met "secretly" on the sidelines of a security forum in Switzerland earlier this month. Tina Fordham also said she does not want to attribute probabilities to future developments in the Korean Peninsula because the variables of the crisis are volatile, highlighting the difficulty of predicting how the tensions between the Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will evolve.
  • Pakistan has defeated terrorism, PM Khaqan tells int'l media

    Pakistan has defeated terrorism, PM Khaqan tells int'l media

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    Trump called on Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries in a speech last month laying out a new South Asia strategy to try and win the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Afghanistan's government is slowly losing its grip with the Taliban now controlling or contests about 40 percent of the country, which US officials say couldn't be possible without help from Pakistan's military.
  • Here's how Modi's Gujarat will welcome India's best friend 'PM Shinzo Abe'

    Here's how Modi's Gujarat will welcome India's best friend 'PM Shinzo Abe'

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    In fact, this is for the first time in the country when our prime minister along with the prime minister of another country is doing a joint road show . While his wife sported a lovely pink coloured salwar-kameez paired with a cream-hued dupatta, Shinzo donned white kurta pajama and a blue Indian-style Nehru jacket, similar to that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , which he wears during his foreign visits.
  • United Kingdom steps up to help Overseas Territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma

    United Kingdom steps up to help Overseas Territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma

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    Irma claimed at least 20 lives, including at least four in the British Virgin Islands and one each on Anguilla and Barbuda, and left thousands of people homeless when it smashed into the region on Wednesday. The self-governing territories of Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were hard hit by the mega-storm that swept through the region last week, and London is deploying more than 1,200 troops to help deliver aid and restore order.
  • Drivers beware: Warning as Storm Aileen prepares to hit UK

    Drivers beware: Warning as Storm Aileen prepares to hit UK

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    WINDS of up to 70mph could hit parts of Rotherham tomorrow. "Isolated gusts over 50 miles per hour are possible across the western coast of Wales as well as the southwestern coasts of England". The Met Office has a severe weather warning for wind in place across Wales and the West Country tomorrow morning. Strong gusts across England and Wales are expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as autumnal weather sweeps in.
  • Mexico cancels Texas aid as it battles devastating losses

    Mexico cancels Texas aid as it battles devastating losses

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    After a devastating quake and getting slammed by Katia , the Mexican Foreign Ministry says that the country must help out its own victims, and pull out of Hurricane Harvey battered Texas . With the country of Mexico now dealing with its own natural disasters, their government has rescinded offers to help in Texas . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on Monday night and offered condolences for the tragedies.
  • Active shooter reported at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center; 1 in custody

    Active shooter reported at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center; 1 in custody

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    The hospital was locked down following reports of an active shooter. Police earlier reported they were seeking a man with "salt-and-pepper blond hair" who was wearing a red camouflage shirt. In a news conference Tuesday evening, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said the suspect was apprehended without incident as he tried to leave the premises.
  • Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul May Be Backdated to Start of the Year

    Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul May Be Backdated to Start of the Year

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    At the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor, Mnuchin reiterated that the White House wants to scrap state and local tax deductions. "We're going to get this done by the end of the year", Mnuchin said, adding that the Trump administration was "super focused" on the goal after its three-month extension of the debt limit and government funding was approved last Wednesday.