• Navy relieves top Fitzgerald officers, posthumously promotes fallen sailors
Navy relieves top Fitzgerald officers, posthumously promotes fallen sailors

In all, a dozen crew members on the destroyer face discipline as a result of the accident, which occurred when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. Other sailors had to use a sledgehammer to break his door open and retrieve the officer as he was "hanging from the side of the ship". The report descri...

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  • Southend High School for Boys celebrating record-breaking A-level results
Southend High School for Boys celebrating record-breaking A-level results

I am delighted with our results and as always, I am so proud of what the students achieve here at NULC. It was unpredictable this year, especially with the new A-levels. And Kiran Sahiba, from Allerton Grange, in Leeds, secured her place at the University of Leeds to study medical biochemistry with her A* and two A grades in biology, chemistry and ...

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  • Hong Kong Jails Pro-Democracy Activists
Hong Kong Jails Pro-Democracy Activists

Hong Kong enjoys much greater freedoms than on the mainland, with its liberties enshrined in the handover agreement made when the city was given back to China by Britain in 1997. The former British colony returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago under a "one country, two systems" governing principle that promised a high degree of autonomy.

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  • Hong Kong: Umbrella revolution leader Joshua Wong jailed
Hong Kong: Umbrella revolution leader Joshua Wong jailed

All three defendants were found guilty previous year on unlawful assembly charges for storming a fenced-off government forecourt known as "Civic Square" as part of a protest calling for fully free leadership elections in September 2014. "The real danger to the rights of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Hong Kong is the authorities' co...

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  • Democrats drafting articles of impeachment against Trump
Democrats drafting articles of impeachment against Trump

Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. "None of the marchers spewing such verbiage could be considered "very fine people" as the President suggested", Cohen continued. Additionally, Wisconsin Democrat Gwen Moore echoed Cohen, calling for Trump to be removed in a manner similar to ...

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  • Top US military official Joseph Dunford arrives in South Korea
Top US military official Joseph Dunford arrives in South Korea

His journey to Asia comes as North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial that Pyongyang's army is "capable of fighting any war the US wants". They said the USA and its allies could no longer afford to stand by as North Korea pushed ahead with developing a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.

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  • Confrontation with North Korea not imminent
Confrontation with North Korea not imminent

But what is it like for the people who actually live there amid a nuclear threat? Trump has alternately praised and chided China for the efforts to contain its rogue neighbor. But threatening the USA and its allies with ICBM tests has produced the opposite effect with American military forces increasing their anti-missile power on the Korean ...

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  • Korea-US military exercises next week: State Department
Korea-US military exercises next week: State Department

Joint Chiefs of Staff , Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, continued a visit to China following talks the day before with his Chinese counterpart that touched on North Korea . Kim said the United States must "make a proper option first and show it through action, as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment in...

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  • Trump Seeking To Speak With Charlottesville Victim's Family
Trump Seeking To Speak With Charlottesville Victim's Family

President Donald Trump announced the end of two of his White House councils on Wednesday, the manufacturing initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum , following a host of resignations due to his handling of the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville , Virginia over the weekend.

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  • North Korea and United States dial down war of words
North Korea and United States dial down war of words

Dunford, the highest-ranking US official to visit the Asia-Pacific region since the crisis escalated last week, told reporters in Seoul . Since Korea was divided in 1945, the Korean War five years later and the Cold War from the sixties through to the eighties ensured ongoing tensions on both sides of the border.

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  • Barcelona attack: U.S. men's college basketball teams confirmed safe
Barcelona attack: U.S. men's college basketball teams confirmed safe

Spain's El Pais newspaper reported that police are treating the incident as a terror attack. Earlier, a van slammed into pedestrians near Catalunya Square in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district. Barcelona's chief rabbi, Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen, said it did not appear the attack targeted Jews, but security forces instructed him to temporarily clos...

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  • GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed
GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed

Corker has sought to be a strong supporter of Trump's, particularly on foreign policy matters. Sen. Bob Corker offered a pointed critique of President Donald Trump on Thursday in the wake of the president's widely panned response to violence at a white nationalist rally.

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  • Indian Government Approves Purchase of 6 Apache Attack Helicopters From US
Indian Government Approves Purchase of 6 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

Attack helicopters have been on the army's wish list for several years, but the air force has objected to the plan. The army had initially asked for 22 attack helicopters to be transferred to its custody, which was rejected by the air force.

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  • North Korea tensions show signs of winding down
North Korea tensions show signs of winding down

But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles, and instead "would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees ", the report says. Mattis and Tillerson said the United States favors a diplomatic solution to the nuclear stand-off, especially with help from China , though ...

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  • No second war on the Korean Peninsula
No second war on the Korean Peninsula

The intense rhetoric on both sides has raised fears of a miscalculation leading to catastrophic consequences - Pyongyang has vast artillery forces deployed within range of Seoul , where millions of people live. Moon said in a speech that the divided peninsula was the evil-starred legacy of the colonial era, emphasizing that peace is the calling of...

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  • To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain
To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) allayed fears over the possible impact of North Korea's plan to launch ballistic missiles at the US Pacific territory of Guam on Manila, which is some 1,500 miles away. But Dr Euan Graham, International Security Program director at the Lowy Institute, said this didn't mean Guam was in the firing lin...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized for response to Charlottesville, Va., violence
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized for response to Charlottesville, Va., violence

The event turned violent when white nationalist groups and counterprotesters clashed, ultimately leading to the death of a 32-year-old woman. On Wednesday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, a member of Netanyahu's Likud Party , sent a letter to the head of a major U.S.

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  • Republicans, Dems split on Trump's response to Virginia attack
Republicans, Dems split on Trump's response to Virginia attack

A new Marist poll found that 52% of American adults thought that President Trump's response to violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, was "not strong enough". Support for impeachment also grew among independents, from 27% to 38%. What's more, 59 percent of respondents want Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner t...

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  • Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea
Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

Tillerson warned again that North Korea faced a "bleak future" if it does not agree to negotiate disarmament, and Mattis insisted that United States regional allies are ready. They also agreed to continue to apply pressure on North Korea, together with other countries, to compel it to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and called o...

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  • Pence Cuts Short Trip To South America
Pence Cuts Short Trip To South America

Vice President Pence on Wednesday said he stands by President Trump following criticism of his remarks blaming the violence during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Va., on "both sides". Mr Pence said on Sunday that "these unsafe fringe groups have no place in American public life and in the American debate, and we condemn them in t...

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  • Cleveland Clinic cancels fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago
Cleveland Clinic cancels fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

She said the Cleveland Clinic has not yet decided on a date or new location for the 2018 gala. The hospital group is based in Cleveland, but it has a health center in South Florida. Toby Cosgrove , president and chief executive officer of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, speaks to members of the media following a policy discussion with President Trum...

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  • Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues from Capitol
Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues from Capitol

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hours after the monuments' removal, more than 1,000 people gathered at a memorial service for Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, who was killed last week when a vehicle allegedly driven by a Nazi sympathizer plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a ...

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  • Missouri politicians call for censure, resignation of Sen. Chappelle-Nadal
Missouri politicians call for censure, resignation of Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was apparently engaged in a conversation with a liberal Facebook user who claimed to have a cousin in Trump's Secret Service detail. "He's on Trumps (sic) Secret Service detail". "Out of my anger and frustration, I put up a post that I should not have put up", Chappelle-Nadal said .

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  • Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona in latest 'terrorist attack'
Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona in latest 'terrorist attack'

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency, the SITE Intelligence Group reports . The horrifying incident went down Thursday afternoon near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. Two suspects have been arrested and are being treated "as terrorists", Catalan Police have confirmed . He said that pe...

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  • Gen. Dunford Visits Asia Amid Heightened Tensions With North Korea
Gen. Dunford Visits Asia Amid Heightened Tensions With North Korea

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on " Fox News Sunday ". Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi vowed after the United Nations sanctions were approved that his country "will for sure implement that new resolution 100 percent, fully and strictly".

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  • Anti-Trans
Anti-Trans "Bathroom Bills" Just Failed To Pass In Texas

The House adjourned its special legislative session without taking any action on the controversial bill . AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said he "of course" blamed Speaker Joe Straus for the failure of almost half his agenda items to even get a vote in the House, declaring that the ballot box is the place to make changes.

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  • Teacher at Georgia high school shoots himself in classroom
Teacher at Georgia high school shoots himself in classroom

Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. Jesse Hambrick says no students were hurt, and no other injuries were reported. Nell Boggs, Community Relations Specialist for the Douglas County School System, said: "A Lithia Springs High School teacher suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 7:15 a.m.

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  • Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim About General Pershing in Barcelona Response
Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim About General Pershing in Barcelona Response

Trump's tweet came hours after a vehicle crashed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain . Speaking in SC ahead of the primary, Trump told his crowd that Pershing, who led USA troops during World War I, was a "rough guy", according to Mother Jones He then said that during the Moro rebellion in the Philippines (1899-1913, and Pershing served as go...

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  • Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU
Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Treasury chief Philip Hammond wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that in 2019 Britain will leave both the EU's single market in goods and services and its customs union . "Business has been clear that maintaining an open, frictionless border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland , and between Great B...

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  • Venezuela: Governor Condemns 'Massacre' by State Police in Amazon Prison, 37 Dead
Venezuela: Governor Condemns 'Massacre' by State Police in Amazon Prison, 37 Dead

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials have said. "The prisoners armed themselves so as to be ready for a guerilla attack but the authorities said they would disarm them, that they would give them protection, and that led to this assault", Guaralla said.

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  • Migrant Crisis South Sudan Refugees Exceed 1M in Uganda
Migrant Crisis South Sudan Refugees Exceed 1M in Uganda

Since 2014, Uganda has witnessed a continuous influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing from violence and destruction. In July of that year, President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar, and in December accused him of planning a coup - an allegation he denied.

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  • NI judge dismisses same-sex marriage cases
NI judge dismisses same-sex marriage cases

A court is poised to issue a ruling on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland tomorrow, as the outcome for two separate legal cases are expected to be decided. Each time it was blocked by the DUP, the party Theresa May is relying on for her parliamentary majority after the General Election provided a slim majority for the Tories.

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  • China nixes military option for North Korea
China nixes military option for North Korea

The threat had come after US President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury" over intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. But the sharp rhetoric of last week has since softened, with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un putting the Guam plans on hold - a move praised by President Trump.

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  • Gorkahpur Encephalitis Deaths : Congress slams PM Modi's insensitive Indepence Day speech
Gorkahpur Encephalitis Deaths : Congress slams PM Modi's insensitive Indepence Day speech

The fight needs to be against the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) and Rashtirya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology", she said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the 70th anniversary of India's break from British colonial rule with a vow to end corruption and a plea for religious tolerance.

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  • Daily Stormer Booted From Russia for 'Propagandizing Neo-Nazi Ideology'
Daily Stormer Booted From Russia for 'Propagandizing Neo-Nazi Ideology'

With so many options available for hosting, the question was what service would allow the site on their servers. It's important that what we did today not set a precedent. "Mr. Obeidallah is an ardent believer in and defender of the First Amendment". It also took down the event page that was used to promote and organize the "Unite the Right" rally.

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