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Rohingya die after boat carrying them capsizes in Bangladesh

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But Rohingya allege that security forces are indulging in arson and killings to force them to flee. PM Modi will hold talks with the top leadership in Myanmar including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi . Rohingya Muslims are neither accepted by Myanmar nor its neighbor Bangladesh, and live in in constant fear following the Indian government's plan to deport 40,000 Rohingya refugees. Read More »

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

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About 1.1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in northern Rakhine . Even as they flee the violence in Myanmar , they are not likely to be welcome elsewhere. Global human rights organizations have condemned the violence. The principle of non-refoulement - or not sending back refugees to a place where they face danger - is considered part of customary global law and is binding on all states whether they have signed the Refugee Convention or not. Read More »

Trump expected to announce end to Obama-era DACA, official says

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That is not an immediate problem for Silicon Valley, partly because few of the DACA illegals work in professionals sought by high-tech firms, according to a recent study backed by the CAP. Meanwhile, the Harvey catastrophe makes the optics of the decision even more brutal for the White House, Axios says. Valadao also says deporting the DACA recipients could cost as much as $60 billion, and that money would be better spent on deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes. Read More »

Springsteen on Broadway Extended 10 Weeks

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In order to buy tickets through Verified Fan, consumers must register their name, mobile number, and address in the days prior to the on-sale date. Fans who did not sign up the first time around may register to take part in the Verified Fan presale for the additional shows. Read More »

Blame Harvey or Canada, but we'll likely have rain this weekend

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Because of the incredible amount of rainfall in Houston-16.7 inches on Sunday alone-the NWS chose to add colors to the map that would represent rainfall greater than 20 inches. This is the first time the NWS has added new gradations to a graphic in this way. Dozens of news reports have noted the fact that Hurricane Harvey has dropped an unprecedented amount of precipitation on Texas since making landfall on Friday . Read More »

Rosy GDP report sets stage for strong second-half growth

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The u.s. economy has greatly accelerated its pace of growth in the second quarter, reaching the 3% target set by the us president, Donald Trump , even if this performance could be hard to maintain over time. dollar and the tumbling down of oil prices. Canadian government bond prices were mostly lower across the yield curve, with the two-year price down 7 Canadian cents to yield 1.275 per cent and the 10-year falling 13 Canadian cents to yield 1.851 per cent. Read More »

Saudi Arabia reports 30 per cent increase in Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

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Qatar turned to other exporters like Turkey, Iran and Morocco to fill gaps in its food imports and the construction material needed to build infrastructure for soccer's World Cup in 2022, set to take place there. Oil rich Qatar has sought legal redress owing to the ongoing blockade with plans to demand for compensation for losses incurred by the crisis championed by four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE . Read More »

Agrees to Private Interview With Senate Judiciary Committee

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CNN first reported the news Tuesday, weeks after the eldest Trump son was invited to testify in public at a hearing in July. "Shortly thereafter, a date for that interview was set and agreed to by both the Committee and Trump Jr ". Lawmakers have wanted to hear from Trump Jr. ever since word of his June 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney over possible damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton emerged. Read More »

United States indictment against Erdoğan's security detail outside Turkish embassy 'purely political': MFA

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They are accused of conspiring to attack Armenian and Kurdish demonstrators - an offence punishable by up to 15 years in jail - as well as assaulting USA police who intervened. Despite the indictments, it is unlikely that most of the defendants will face actual jail time. The 19 "were members and associates of a group of political allies - security personnel and supporters of Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan", it said. Read More »

Merkel: Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

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Such a coalition would be one possible alternative to a return of a Merkel-led coalition between her CDU/CSU conservatives and the SPD. The chancellor has been holding rallies across the country for more than two weeks now, touting her 12-year record of halving unemployment, citing progress in the refugee crisis and pledging expanded broadband access. Read More »

Rescue groups, law enforcement work to save animals displaced by Harvey

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People can submit an online foster application here if they are willing to help by sheltering one or more hurricane animals for placement through Louie's Legacy. Along with monetary donations that will go to the proper organizations. The community can also donate supplies including canned dog food (Pedigree is preferred), bleach, contractor garbage bags, three-pound paper trays, and blankets and linens. Read More »

Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Finally Meets Pope Francis

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This week Spicer was a member of a large delegation from the International Catholic Legislators Network, a six-year-old group created to discuss promoting Catholic principles in the political arena. Although he accompanied President Trump on his first trip overseas in May, which included a meeting with the Pope. Whether simply thoughtless or an intentional slight, Spicer's absence drew some sympathy from White House press corps members, who often had a contentious relationship with the ... Read More »

Bangladesh claim first ever Test victory against Australia

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New Zealand great Richard Hadlee achieved the feat three times. After the match, Shakib took the microphone and spoke to the crowd in Bengali, saying it was their belief and the faith of their supporters that carried them through. He only managed to score five runs after just eight overs to leave Australia at 1 for 27. Bangladesh has won tests against England, Sri Lanka and Australia in the past year. Read More »

ACLU files lawsuit against Donald Trump's trans military ban

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The directive not only bans transgender individuals from serving in the military, but it also gives Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the ability to kick out transgender soldiers now serving, and it directs the military to halt paying for gender confirmation surgery. Read More »

Gloves come off in German election battle

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranged across the euro exchange rate, the rule of law in Poland and new measures to tackle the refugee influx into Europe during her 97-minute annual summer press conference in Berlin. "We therefore made a decision to take a new direction in our policy towards Turkey". The list of the arrested German citizens includes journalist Deniz Yucel, who is suspected in support of terrorist organizations and imprisoned under the charge of espionage on 15 February. Read More »

Coastal residents watching potential tropical storm

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The heavier rains may result in some flooding concerns along coastal areas north of Charleston. There will only be a short window of opportunity for this disturbance to become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Irma over the next couple of days. Read More »

North Korea fires possible ballistic missile

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North Korea's ICBM launches last month triggered an intense warning by Trump that Washington could rain " fire and fury " on the North. "As of now, the unidentified projectiles fired by the North today are presumed to be improved 300-mm artillery rockets from a multiple-rocket launcher", Yoon Young-chan, senior presidential secretary for public relations, said in a statement issued after the NSC session. Read More »

No, We're Definitely Not Paying For Your Border Wall

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A leading House conservative said Friday that he could support a short-term bill to fund the government after September 30 and delay the fight over wall funding until December. He also suggested he would follow through on previous threats to pull the USA out of the trade pact he called the "worst deal ever made". Also while reacting to President Trump allegations of insincerity of the Mexican and Canadian government over NAFTA, the Foreign ministry rebuffed the claim and said, "Mexico's ... Read More »

Local hero Kirsty Gilmour edged out of World Championships

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It was Sindhu's third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag. She first clawed back to 14-14 when Sindhu faltered with her return serve before grabbing the lead. IST: We are just moments away from the start of the match. But a fighting Okuhara clinched five straight points to reduce the deficit by one point 8-9. Read More »

Rohingya group voices concern over Rakhine attacks

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More than 4,000 non-Muslim villagers have been evacuated amid the ongoing clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Myanmar Army in northwestern Rakhine state in the last three days, the Myanmar government said on Sunday. Myanmar security forces have conducted sporadic operations to flush out suspected militants throughout 2017, often resulting in casualties among Rohingya villagers. Read More »

Eight Indian Security Forces Killed in Kashmir

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Four police officers, four paramilitary soldiers and two suspected militants died in the firefight when anti-India rebels in Kashmir entered the camp in the disputed Himalayan region. Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid refused to call the attack as "security lapse" even as police and security grid have no inkling of how the attackers sneaked into the heavily guarded police lines to launch the attack before the crack of dawn. Read More »

Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital, bringing death toll to 16

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King Felipe VI marched alongside Rajoy and representatives of all of Spain's major political parties behind the first ranks. Marchers, on Saturday, displayed signs and banners with various slogans. Police believe 22-year-old Morrocan national Younes Abouyaaqoub was the driver in the attack. Also Friday, Catalan lawmakers unanimously condemned the vehicle attacks by holding a minute of silence at the regional parliament. Read More »

Cease-fire with ISIS confirmed along Syrian-Lebanese border

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A week ago, the Lebanese army, operating on its side of the frontier, along with the Syrian army and allied Hezbollah militias fighting on Syrian territory, began a simultaneous offensive against the Islamic State in the border area, although neither side acknowledged that it was acting in concert. Read More »

Gorka Follows Bannon Out of the White House

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Gorka, a passionate defender of President Trump who regularly promoted the administration's agenda in media appearances, expressed disappointment in Trump's public statement announcing the deployment of 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan―specifically, the failure to mention radical Islamic terrorism. Read More »

Kushner's explanation why Israel needs to build settlements sucks so much ass

The American consulate in Jerusalem on Friday morning issued a statement suggesting Thursday evening's meeting in Ramallah between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the United States delegation led by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner "was fruitful and focused on how to start substantive talks for the Israeli-Palestinian peace". Read More »

President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Trump has rooted openly for Flake's GOP challenger, state Sen. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general whom Trump fired earlier this year, tweeted that the pardon "reveals his own contempt for our Constitution". Tuesday night, he asked the crowd of supporters: "Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe?" "By pardoning Arpaio, Trump has endorsed Arpaio's abhorrent behavior and has opened the gates for other bigots to follow in his footsteps". Read More »

Man with knife shot dead after attacking soldiers in Brussels

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Belgian prosecutors said that the attacker is alive but in critical condition. RTBF said a man attacked two soldiers with a knife in Boulevard Emile Jacqmain. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel also tweeted that "all our support is with our soldiers". The attack is being treated as terrorist incident, the prosecutor's office said. Read More »

Carrizo Plain National Monument remains under threat

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No other president has tried to eliminate a monument, but the National Park Service says presidents have trimmed and redrawn boundaries 18 times . But he said the recommendations "will maintain federal ownership of all federal land and protect the land under federal environmental regulations, and also provide a much needed change for the local communities who border and rely on these lands for hunting and fishing, economic development, traditional uses and recreation ". Read More »

Remains discovered of some sailors aboard USS John S. McCain

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The U.S. Navy announced early Wednesday it had relieved from duty the three-star admiral in charge of the U.S. 7th Fleet after a string of four accidents this year, including Monday's disaster. The cause of Monday's accident is still unknown, but a navy official told CNN there are signs that the destroyer lost steering just before the collision . Read More »

Supreme Court won't stop Florida man's execution

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Barring any last-minute intervention, such as the stay granted to the Missouri death row inmate Marcellus Williams on Tuesday, Asay's execution will be the first in Florida of a white prisoner convicted of murdering somebody black. But in its opinion allowing the drug to be used, the state's high court said earlier this month that four expert witnesses demonstrated that Asay "is at small risk of mild to moderate pain". Read More »

Switzerland: 8 missing and hundreds evacuated following landslide

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Police confirmed that eight hikers, from Germany, Austria and Switzerland had been in the region of Val Bondasca where the landslide occurred and were missing. The landslide brought rocks and mud to the foot of the village and caused floodwater in the area. "People are immediately gone, leaving everything behind them". Read More »

Shark Chomps on Paddleboard, Closing Cape Cod Beach

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It said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that the proposal is "ill-considered, indiscriminate, and will not influence beach safety". "We were yelling at them, 'Swim!" Marconi Beach is now closed to swimming. On Tuesday, Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty floated what he called a shark mitigation strategy that would involve tossing baited drum lines near popular beach destinations, using hooks to snag the sharks. Read More »

President Trump's approval rating now below 40 percent in Wisconsin

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Trump's favorable rating was 39% in MI, 35% in Wisconsin and 42% in Pennsylvania on Election Day among those who came out to vote, according to exit polls . Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who faces reelection next fall, while 53 percent had an unfavorable view of the senator. It's easy to forget that nearly a quarter of Rust Belt voters who ended up pulling the lever for Trump were holding their noses while they did it. Read More »