• 19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan's U.S. visit
19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan's U.S. visit

All 19 were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, a felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison . ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian was videotaping live at the scene of the May 16 attack , which took place in front of the Turkish Ambassador's residence where President Erdogan was scheduled to have a closed-door me...

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  • Merkel says she wants better ties with Turkey
Merkel says she wants better ties with Turkey

A day after discussing the continuing influx of migrants with leaders from Africa and other European countries, Merkel tackled head-on an issue that once looked as if it would be a liability for her in Germany's September 24 election. She called for an EU-wide refugee policy reform while criticizing nation states for not taking their fair share o...

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  • Thousands of animals expected to flood shelters after Harvey
Thousands of animals expected to flood shelters after Harvey

Texans fleeing the flooding, meanwhile, are facing heart-rending decisions about their dogs and cats, as they are forced from homes with little more than their clothes and valuables. Thousands of Texas residents and pets have been evacuated from flood waters since Harvey hit the Texas coast. "They're doing the best they can", one volunteer work...

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  • Sean Spicer Crossed An Item Off His Bucket List
Sean Spicer Crossed An Item Off His Bucket List

While visiting Italy with a group of legislators and politicians this week, Spicer got an audience with the Pope and was seen snapping photos of His Holiness and shaking his hand, a source confirmed to CNN. Spicer was probably bummed he wasn't with President Donald Trump and a few select advisers in May when they met the pope overseas. Spicer and...

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  • Nigeria Confirms Its 5 Pilgrims To Mecca Have Died
Nigeria Confirms Its 5 Pilgrims To Mecca Have Died

With the successful arrival of about 81,000 Nigerian pilgrims in Sadia Arabia, the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON , Barrister Abdullah Muhammad Mukhtar has disclosed that the Hajj rites has fully commenced without hitches.

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  • Iran rejects U.S. call for more nuclear inspections
Iran rejects U.S. call for more nuclear inspections

Iran "will never allow Americans or non-Americans to visit military sites which are a sensitive, important and strategic part of national security", Velayati told state television. Trump is due to notify Congress in October about whether Iran is adhering to the deal. Moscow opposes any changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuc...

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  • US Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile In Hawaii Test
US Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile In Hawaii Test

The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and now even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea. The target was a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.

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  • Officials find van where 6 family members drowned in Harvey floodwaters
Officials find van where 6 family members drowned in Harvey floodwaters

Samuel heard the children scream as the van was rapidly swept away, Ric told KTRK-TV. The driver of the van, Sammy Saldiver, was able to escape but not save anyone else when the van was engulfed Sunday, the paper reported . Authorities confirm they took an official report on the incident, but the vehicle and bodies have not been recovered at thi...

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  • New Uber CEO promises change, sees IPO in 18 to 36 months
New Uber CEO promises change, sees IPO in 18 to 36 months

For Uber, Khosrowshahi's start can't come soon enough. "Fundamentally, we put that target forward because it would be both a great challenge and a great accomplishment and while we're not there yet, we're definitely on track to hit that target", he said.

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  • Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General Mattis
Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General Mattis

However, this isn't a win. "In the interim, current policy with respect to now serving members will remain in place". In section 1 (b), the President requests that both Mattis and the Department of Homeland Security complete a thorough study to determine whether "terminating that policy [allowing trans folk to serve in the military] and practice ...

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  • EU's Brexit Envoy Says Negotiations Making
EU's Brexit Envoy Says Negotiations Making "Slow Progress"

Mr Juncker yesterday said official papers setting out the Government's positions were not satisfactory and it was " crystal clear " that an "enormous amount" of issues needed to be settled before talks on a future trade deal could begin.

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  • U.S. airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants
U.S. airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants

Later Wednesday, the coalition said its warplanes struck a small bridge and cratered a road to hinder the convoy without targeting the evacuees. The Syrian army and its allies are advancing eastwards through central Syria along several fronts in their own offensive towards Deir al-Zor, where a government enclave has been besieged by Islamic State...

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  • Chidambaram slams RBI: Asks if demonetisation was for converting black into white
Chidambaram slams RBI: Asks if demonetisation was for converting black into white

The RBI has launched the Rs 200 note with an aim to make it easier for the common man to transact in lower denomination currencies. As many as 762,072 pieces of fake notes were detected in the banking system last fiscal, a 20.4% increase over the previous year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI ) said Wednesday.

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  • Mumbai Back To Normal Amid Fears Of Fresh Rains
Mumbai Back To Normal Amid Fears Of Fresh Rains

In terms of records, this is said to be the eighth-highest amount of rainfall in a single day in Mumbai in the last four decades. Rescue teams are providing assistance for the people at different locations in Mumbai . "However in the next few hours Mumbai and adjourning areas are likely to get fairly widespread rainfall, which will be heavy in...

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  • Kelantan Gov't Sings Praises For Malaysian Athletes' Success At The Sea Games
Kelantan Gov't Sings Praises For Malaysian Athletes' Success At The Sea Games

Second-placed Thailand , who were champions in four of the last five SEA Games, clinched 72 golds. Vietnam is third with 58 gold, 50 silver and 59 bronze medals. Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnamese team noted that more than 90 percent of gold medals seized by Vietnam this season belong to the Olympic sports category, adding that the figure for t...

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  • Trump Org lawyer provides details about Russia Trump Tower project
Trump Org lawyer provides details about Russia Trump Tower project

The emails between Sater and Michael Cohen, a lawyer at the Trump Organization, are nearly comically straightforward. Though the Trump Tower project never got off the ground, Mr Trump did sign a non-binding " letter of intent " for pursuing it.

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  • Home Prices Surged in June, Led by the West
Home Prices Surged in June, Led by the West

The 10-city and 20-city composites were unchanged and up by 0.1 percent, respectively. After seasonal adjustment, 14 out of 20 cities saw prices rise in June. But we have made a dramatic recovery from the bottom with single family home prices up 36.5% and condo prices up 49.8%. The 10-City Composite remained stagnant with no month-over-month in...

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  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'fathered third child in February'
North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'fathered third child in February'

Ri vanished from public view for about nine months past year. The gender of Ri's first child is unknown, but the sex of the second child was revealed after NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman said the Kim couple told him in 2013 their child's name is "Kim Ju Ae", according to the Donga.

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  • Sea Shepherd won't chase Japan whalers this year
Sea Shepherd won't chase Japan whalers this year

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd won't face-off with Japanese whalers this year, admitting it "cannot compete with their military grade technology". "We can not compete with their military-grade technology". The group also says Australia denying it charity status makes it hard for it to raise cash to fund its missions. Under Australian law, "it ...

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  • DISMISSED: Court Says Sarah Palin's Libel Lawsuit Against New York Times 'Fails'
DISMISSED: Court Says Sarah Palin's Libel Lawsuit Against New York Times 'Fails'

No evidence ever emerged to show Loughner ever saw or was inspired by the ad. It repeated a debunked claim that Giffords' shooting was caused by a PAC ad showing crosshairs over her congressional district, and accused Palin of " political incitement ".

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  • US Navy Releases Photos of USS John McCain Sailors
US Navy Releases Photos of USS John McCain Sailors

McCain , it said, after the discovery of two bodies was announced last week. "I don't agree with the concept that our sailors aren't trained well enough, because my son is one of the ones who works on the radars, and there's no doubt in my mind that he knows what he's doing".

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  • Joel Osteen Denies Keeping His Houston Megachurch Closed To Hurricane Harvey Refugees
Joel Osteen Denies Keeping His Houston Megachurch Closed To Hurricane Harvey Refugees

The church didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday, but the move followed a day of online criticism from those who claimed the church closed its doors while other places of worship, including several mosques, opened theirs to people who needed help.

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  • 'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid
'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid

The same Texas lawmakers seeking federal funds after Hurricane Harvey are hypocrites , Gov. Chris Christie said Monday, noting that some of those same lawmakers voted against sending relief to New Jersey and NY after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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  • Council under fire after Christian girl placed under Muslim foster parents
Council under fire after Christian girl placed under Muslim foster parents

The child told a local government supervisor that her Christian cross necklace was taken away and she was not allowed her to eat her favorite meal, pasta carbonara, when it was given to her by her birth mother because it contained bacon. Bangladeshis, at 32 percent, are Tower Hamlets' largest ethnic group and comprise the largest population of Bang...

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  • Pair charged after body found in Red River in Fargo, ND
Pair charged after body found in Red River in Fargo, ND

Officers searched that apartment twice for LaFontaine-Greywind on Saturday, Aug. 19, the day she went missing, and a detective searched the apartment on Sunday, Aug. But LaFontaine-Greywind never came home. According to the New York Daily News , she was found wrapped in a plastic bag, stuck on log in the river.

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  • Trump defends controversial pardon of former Arizona sheriff
Trump defends controversial pardon of former Arizona sheriff

Here's a clip from last night's Daily Show , where Trevor Noah takes a closer look at the recently pardoned Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a segment called "Profiles in Tremendousness: Pardon Edition". Arpaio's case could be dropped. Democrats Trump on Friday for announcing his pardon of Arpaio as Harvey made landfall, with Senate Minor...

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  • Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA again, insists Mexico will pay for wall
Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA again, insists Mexico will pay for wall

The parties involved pledged to adopt quick procedures to update the agreement. On Twitter , commentators also noted the especially poor timing of Trump's latest attack on Mexico , considering the USA may need to take Mexico up on its offer of aid in the coming days.

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  • Levee Breached in Brazoria County, Texas; Residents Urged to Evacuate
Levee Breached in Brazoria County, Texas; Residents Urged to Evacuate

However, the levees were not created to handle the expected 59 foot (18 meters) crest of the Brazos River which authorities say represented an 800 year flood event. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The facility was already filled beyond capacity. "This is something we've never seen before ", he said. Mayor Sylvester Turner said the center already ...

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  • Take two: Illinois House passes school funding compromise
Take two: Illinois House passes school funding compromise

The Democratic-controlled House and Senate passed an earlier version of a school funding formula bill in May that Rauner extensively rewrote under his veto power. The trip wire for many Democrats was a $75 million tax credit for families who donate to private schools. But Rauner used his veto authority to make changes to the legislation...

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  • Help for dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey
Help for dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey

The storm, which the National Weather Service says brought more than 25 inches to portions of southeast Texas since Thursday night, has already had deadly consequences. Almost 200 dogs and cats were taken in by San Antonio's Animal Care Services , including 30 dogs from a flooded shelter in Pleasanton. "People were making multiple trips into thi...

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  • Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis
Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis

Germany has allowed in more than one million asylum seekers since 2015, which put Merkel under massive political pressure from hard-right opponents and within her own conservative bloc. Her voter outreach in northwestern German city of Bergisch-Gladbach last week, did not go well either as hundreds of angry protesters whistled and chanted the AfD ...

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  • 'The ultimate sacrifice': Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in Harvey floodwaters
'The ultimate sacrifice': Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in Harvey floodwaters

During the conference, Acevedo emotionally reflected on Perez, stating, "Steve is one of the sweetest persons I've ever met". "Our investigation has determined that he spent 2.5 hours driving around trying to get to his duty station in the traffic enforcement division, in downtown Houston ", the chief said.

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  • United Nations secretary-general: Jews have no special connection to Jerusalem
United Nations secretary-general: Jews have no special connection to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of building sites in Syria and Lebanon to manufacture precision-guided missiles, with the goal of deploying them against Israel. adamant" in regards to Israel's right to exist. "It is imperative to ramp up pressure on Israel to abide by global law that ensures that Palestinians' rights ...

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  • Barnier tells UK: Make your Brexit position papers clearer
Barnier tells UK: Make your Brexit position papers clearer

Tories accused Labour of "a weak attempt to kick the can down the road", but Jeremy Corbyn said Govern ****ment "confusion" had left Mr Davis "in danger of wandering into a cliff-edge Brexit " in the Brussels talks. But in order to do that, we'll require flexibility and imagination from both sides - something I think the Council has asked fo...

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  • Three-year-old girl fatally shot in Sydney house
Three-year-old girl fatally shot in Sydney house

They were seen speaking with the girl's distraught family as they investigated whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted while neighbours said the young girl's mother was "hysterical". "When police arrived. they found the child had suffered a fatal wound to her neck", Supt Carrett said. "A 43-year-old man from Arncliffe has been charged with...

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