• Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister
Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister

Members of his party who prefer coal power stations over subsidies for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy threatened to vote against the plan in Parliament, triggering a political crisis that rapidly escalated into two leadership challenges.

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  • Facebook just pulled more fake news pages linked to Iran and Russian Federation
Facebook just pulled more fake news pages linked to Iran and Russian Federation

Facebook was most vague about the fourth and final campaign, a collection of pages, groups and accounts linked to the Russian military intelligence services - with no links to the Iranian campaigns. Facebook's latest efforts come just one month after the company removed 32 other accounts for aiming to influence elections. This is the first ...

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  • Donald Trump says knew ‘later on’ about hush-money payments
Donald Trump says knew ‘later on’ about hush-money payments

He told Fox News in an interview aired on Thursday (Friday NZT) that he knew about payments "later on". "Let me make 100 per cent clear: the evidence was provided definitively by Donald Trump's lawyers", Mr Davis said . today. "What kind of a man is this?" Besides his work for Trump, Cohen spent years amassing yellow cab medallions, the ...

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  • President Trump Abandons North Korea Nuclear Talks, Blames China
President Trump Abandons North Korea Nuclear Talks, Blames China

Trump has repeatedly hailed the meeting as an unqualified success, and decried critics who cited the lack of firm commitments required of North Korea in the Singapore agreement. Pompeo planned on taking former Ford Motor Company executive Stephen Biegun to be his special envoy to North Korea. The two men would visit the country next week, Pompeo sa...

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  • In Open Letters, Dozens of Former Intelligence Officials Denounce Trump
In Open Letters, Dozens of Former Intelligence Officials Denounce Trump

Omarosa, who was abruptly fired in December, recorded several phone calls with Trump and other White House officials, and detailed them in her memoir. Among other things, Brennan has said that Trump's repeated claims of "no collusion" between his campaign and Russians are "hogwash". While a statement for Brennan's revocation was composed in July,...

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  • Trump speechwriter fired after he's linked to white nationalist event
Trump speechwriter fired after he's linked to white nationalist event

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was anxious that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia's electoral interference.

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  • Air quality to worsen in Northwest as smoke returns
Air quality to worsen in Northwest as smoke returns

Or at least, it's supposed to be Sunday. The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and frowning emojis to show what air quality conditions look like in different parts of the state. Smoke may not affect all areas at all times. Thousands of BC firefighters are getting help from colleagues from other Canadian provinces as well as from fire crews from...

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  • Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos
Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

He told investigators he had "no" relationship with one female Russian national, though really "he believed that she had connections to high-level Russian government officials and could help him arrange a potential foreign policy trip to Russia; he informed the campaign of his beliefs regarding her connections; and during the campaign he emailed an...

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  • Trump's lawyers unsure how much McGahn has told Mueller
Trump's lawyers unsure how much McGahn has told Mueller

Shortly after Trump's criticism, the New York Times tweeted that it "stands behind the reporting of our Pulitzer-Prize winning reporters @nytmike and @maggieNYT". He added in response to Mr Trump's tweets that he doubts the president has "ANY IDEA what McGahn has told Mueller". There's still negotiation about whether the president should testify...

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  • Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened
Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened

The judge's revelations came as Mr Trump called Mr Manafort a "very good person". The question was one of four queries sent to Judge T.S. Ellis III at the end of the first day of deliberations , report the Washington Post , the New York Times , the National Law Journal and USA Today .

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  • Indonesia earthquakes today: Multiple quakes rock Lombok island
Indonesia earthquakes today: Multiple quakes rock Lombok island

A magnitude 7.2 quake struck in the sea 124 km north-northeast of the holiday island of Lombok, Indonesia , on Sunday at a very shallow depth of 1 km, the United States Geological Survey said. "People started to scream and cry". Endri Susanto told AFP: "People are traumatised by the previous earthquakes , and aftershocks never seem to stop".

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  • Vatican: Victims of Abuse Should Know ‘the Pope Is on Their Side’
Vatican: Victims of Abuse Should Know ‘the Pope Is on Their Side’

Last month, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former Washington DC archbishop and a high-profile Catholic leader, resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused children and adults for decades. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. These monstrous acts, and many more, were committed by some 300 priests...

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  • Trump Threatens to Revoke Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance
Trump Threatens to Revoke Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance

His comments followed the release of a statement signed by 14 former CIA directors and deputy directors from Republican and Democratic administrations, as well as a former director of national intelligence, who called Trump's revocation this week of former CIA director John Brennan's clearance a blatant attempt to "stifle free speech" and send ...

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  • Omarosa proves the Trump family tried to buy her silence with this
Omarosa proves the Trump family tried to buy her silence with this

Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in NY. Patton then went on a TV press tour, calling the elusive tape a "figment" of Manigault Newman's imagination and accusing her former friend of betraying President Trump .

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  • Judge In Manafort Trial Receives Threats; Media Tries To Reveal Juror's Identities
Judge In Manafort Trial Receives Threats; Media Tries To Reveal Juror's Identities

A federal court jury in Alexandria, Virginia completed its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the first trial stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 15-month-old investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 USA election.

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  • Australian senator uses Nazi phrase to call for ban on Muslim immigrants
Australian senator uses Nazi phrase to call for ban on Muslim immigrants

Labor senator Anthony Chisholm said it was surprising she pushed ahead with her plebiscite legislation given her comments. "Senator Anning's remarks are appalling, I condemn them and I reject them in their entirety", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Wednesday.

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  • PM-elect Imran Khan’s sons not to attend oath-taking ceremony
PM-elect Imran Khan’s sons not to attend oath-taking ceremony

The PTI won the July 25 election with 116 seats in the National Assembly , the lower house of Parliament. Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan has condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. No dictator has taken care of me. Earlier this month, PTI leader Asad Umar, widely tipped to be the country's finance minister, said the government would...

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  • Man with NC ties reportedly admits to killing pregnant wife and daughters
Man with NC ties reportedly admits to killing pregnant wife and daughters

A family friend reported Shanann Watts and her daughters missing on Monday, police said. Her husband , Chris Watts , was arrested late Wednesday night and is being held on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.

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  • Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill
Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill

The President of the United States Donald trump signed on Monday, August 13, the defense budget in 2019 with a size of 717 billion dollars. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in...

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  • Man arrested over Westminster vehicle crash suspected of terror offences
Man arrested over Westminster vehicle crash suspected of terror offences

Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning rush hour.

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  • Trump says newspapers are in 'collusion' on championing a free press
Trump says newspapers are in 'collusion' on championing a free press

The president has repeatedly accused the media of publishing fake news and refuses to call on reporters from certain outlets. It is very bad for our Great Country.... The resolution also mentioned quotes from previous USA presidents, including the Founding Fathers, who revered a free and independent press. Almost 350 news organisations have...

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  • Aquarius can't come to Italy - Salvini - English
Aquarius can't come to Italy - Salvini - English

The dinghy was taking in water but all migrants on board were rescued and taken on board the P23 patrol vessel. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who is also one of the country's two deputy prime ministers, also took to Twitter on Monday to say that the Aquarius "can go wherever it wants, [but] not to Italy".

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  • This Is the New Best City in the World to Live In
This Is the New Best City in the World to Live In

The ranking, which was done by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) considered factors such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, among others. Melbourne has sat in the top spot for the last seven years . According to the report, global business centers tend to be victims of their own success.

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  • Donald Trump Reportedly Uses a Tanning Bed Every Morning
Donald Trump Reportedly Uses a Tanning Bed Every Morning

Trump had already branded " Omarosa " - as she is commonly known in America - a "lowlife" after she released a recording of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly, seemingly recorded in the White House Situation Room. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has dismissed Unhinged and its author outright, saying that it is full o...

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  • USA man flies plane into home after fight
USA man flies plane into home after fight

An earlier mugshot of Duane Youd . The "experienced pilot" did not own the plane but had access to it, according to the Deseret News . It was confirmed Monday that his wife and her adult son were inside the residence during the crash at about 2:38 a.m.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok is fired for his anti-Trump texts
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok is fired for his anti-Trump texts

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Strzok is a 22-year-veteran at the agency. Comey was sacked by Trump in May 2017 after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein helped write a memo that was critical of how Comey handled the FBI's probe into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server ...

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  • Littoral states agree on Caspian Sea status
Littoral states agree on Caspian Sea status

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed water body on the Earth by area, with shared borders between Iran, Azerbaijan , Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. However, there was little detail about provisions on splitting the seabed. It's estimated there are 50 billion barrels of oil and almost 8.4 trillion cubic metres of natural gas beneath it...

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  • Third night of anti-government protests in Romania
Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

As the protests heated up, some threw bottles and paving slabs at riot police. "Video footage posted on social media show police beating non-violent protesters holding their hands up". Note that Bucharest is hosting a rally against the ruling coalition headed by the Social democratic party. Around four million Romanians work overseas from an ov...

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  • Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul
Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul

Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Afghan army chief of staff, said the city was not under threat of collapse and heavy fighting was underway to push back the Taleban from city limits. The U.S. -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission has carried out airstrikes in support of Afghan forces. Short videos circulating on social media, purported to b...

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  • Kamala Harris: Sept. 4 Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing ‘Outrageous’
Kamala Harris: Sept. 4 Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing ‘Outrageous’

Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Friday, Schumer blasted Grassley's decision to announce a confirmation hearing as a "mad rush" amid the ongoing dispute over Kavanaugh's records.

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  • Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result
Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result

LISTEN: What's next for Zimbabwe's opposition after elections? The constitution requires a losing presidential candidate to file any challenge within seven days of a victor being declared. "If [the judges] think the evidence is weak they could throw the case out fairly fast". Analysts say that the legal challenge has little chance of success g...

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  • Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally
Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally

Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, pre-emptively declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, a procedural move that freed up additional resources. Lee, but was denied. Charlottesville's intense security plan for the anniversary weekend has been greeted with mixed reactions from residents. - Businesses in the District where white na...

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  • Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die
Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die

FACEBOOK says it "regrets" an algorithm blunder that caused balloons and confetti to appear over posts about the deadly natural disaster in Indonesia this month. Oxfam said it was providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelters to 5000 survivors, but more than 20,000 estimated have been displaced. The national disaster agency has stood by...

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  • US Space Force Proposal Outlined - President Tweets Enthusiasm For Plan
US Space Force Proposal Outlined - President Tweets Enthusiasm For Plan

Citing Russia and China , he said that for years U.S. adversaries have "pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground". Space Command, a new unified combatant command for space. On the 15th of August, 1998, it was re-designated Air Force Space Command Space Operations...

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  • White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization
White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization

National security adviser John Bolton earlier this week said North Korea had not begun the progress, while USA envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Washington was "not willing to wait for too long" for the North. The inter-Korean meeting on Monday will be held at Tongilgak, a North Korean-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom. As...

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  • Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting
Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting

Fredericton Police are telling people to stay indoors and lock their doors. One person was in custody, and there was no further threat to the public, police said. Finally, after a tense period of waiting, authorities disclosed the toll: Among the four killed were two officers, a rare case of police killed in the line of duty in Canada .

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  • Turkish charity aids Indonesia natural disaster victims
Turkish charity aids Indonesia natural disaster victims

As the aid effort stepped up, volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake. On Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok, rescuers continue to search for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster, that's now claimed more than a hundred lives.

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  • Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza
Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza

Sources said that Hamas is unwilling to enter into any negotiations or provide any information about the Israeli soldiers detained, agreeing only to a prisoner exchange in return for the freeing of prisoners rearrested after the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011.

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  • US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat
US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

Saudi state airline Saudia said it was suspending flights to and from Toronto, Canada's largest city. The feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia has escalated quickly since it began on Friday, after Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised concerns about the Kingdom's human rights record following the arrests of several prominent human rights...

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  • Saudi-led airstrike kills 29 children on school trip in Yemen
Saudi-led airstrike kills 29 children on school trip in Yemen

A US State Department spokeswoman said the United States was concerned about reports of the air strikes and urged the Saudi-led coalition to investigate. There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which intervened in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognized government to power after it was driven out of the capital Sanaa by the...

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