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The top representative of the U.S.to the U.N. Conference of Disarmament called Syria's chairmanship a "travesty" given the Assad government's use of chemical weapons. After making that statement, the USA ambassador moved to a seat usually reserved for assistants, apparently in protest. "We are outraged at the Syrian regime's blatant disregard for human life, its serial violations of and contempt for its worldwide obligations and its audaciousness in assuming the presidency of an global ...
  • Bahrain sees 'no glimmer of hope' for ending Qatar crisis soon

    Bahrain sees 'no glimmer of hope' for ending Qatar crisis soon

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    Inspectors will visit stores to insure compliance with the ban. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed diplomatic ties as well as all air, sea and land links with Qatar, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and aligning with Iran against Arab interests.
  • Michael Cohen’s lawyers have until mid-June to review documents, judge says

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    Cohen's lawyers said they have about 3.7 million files to sift through, but they are only about a third of the way to completion. "We are working around the clock". Cohen " could deprive him of a fair trial if he is criminally charged by the feds, who are looking into his business dealings, including a $130,000 "hush money" payment to Avenatti's porn star client, who claims she had a fling with the President.
  • Hurricane Maria killed 5000 more people in Puerto Rico than estimates say

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    The Washington Post blasted President Donald Trump's response to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico after a new report estimated that at least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria's impact on the island. More than 93 percent agreed to answer questions. "We have always expected the number to be higher than what was previously reported", said Carlos Mercader, executive director of Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs Administration.
  • Alberto, now a depression, dumps heavy rains across South

    Alberto, now a depression, dumps heavy rains across South

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    US forecasters said rain could still cause risky flash floods in the coming days in northern Alabama and large areas of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Along the Florida Panhandle, tourists vowed Alberto wouldn't dampen their fun. "We're going to play cards and if there's a break, we'll head down to the beach", she said.
  • Fire breaks out at German amusement park near French border

    Fire breaks out at German amusement park near French border

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    The Dutch and Scandinavian themed areas were affected by the blaze and have been closed to the public, while the rest of the park remains open . The police said that, according to preliminary data, there were no deaths or injuries. In Germany, the popular amusement Park was a large-scale fire victims. It also burned structures in the adjacent Scandinavia land of the park. Astonishingly the park re-opened again for visitors at 9am today.
  • Missing MH370: Search may resume if new evidence emerges, says Malaysian PM

    Missing MH370: Search may resume if new evidence emerges, says Malaysian PM

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    According to CBS News , private search firm, Ocean Infinity , of Texas, said Tuesday it would stop looking for the plane, which vanished off of radar during a March 8, 2014 flight between Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia to Bejing, China. Following an unsuccessful $160 million search effort conducted by Australia, China and Malaysia that was called off in January 2017, Malaysia this year agreed to pay Ocean Infinity, a technology company specializing in collecting high resolution seabed data, up to ...
  • Japan-U.S. summit to be held June 7

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    The White House has said the meeting on 12 June is " expected " to take place still, despite some jitters . North Korea's flurry of diplomatic activity following nuclear weapons and missile tests in 2017 suggests that Kim is eager for sanctions relief to build his economy and the worldwide legitimacy the summit with Trump would provide.
  • Italy's Prime Minister-Designate Fails to Form New Government

    Italy's Prime Minister-Designate Fails to Form New Government

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    However, Mr Cottarelli admitted his role might not even last that long if he does not win confidence votes in both of Italy's parliamentary chambers. He has been tasked with passing the 2019 budget by the end of this year, a challenge that may prove impossible without the confidence of parliament.
  • Headless skeleton of man trying to flee Mt. Vesuvius discovered

    Headless skeleton of man trying to flee Mt. Vesuvius discovered

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    Archaeologists have not yet found the victim's skull. The archaeologists assume the skeleton's head is still under the stone block. Since the man's tibia bone had lesions in it, the scientists suspect he may have had a bone infection that prevented him from quickly escaping, the statement said.
  • UK's William Browder Says Detained in Spain on Russian Arrest Warrant

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    He wrote on Twitter: "In the back of the Spanish police auto going to the station on the Russian arrest warrant, they won't tell me which station". "They are using everything they can to stop me, and the abuse of the Interpol system is another example of that", Browder told AP after meeting Spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor, Jose Grinda, following his release from detention.
  • Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist

    Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist

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    During the press conference, reporters were told that the staging of Babchenko's death had been coordinated by the journalist and Ukrainian police following serious death threats against him. The SBU also said that the assassin was apprehended, and that Russian intelligence had paid the assassin $30,000 thousand for the hit. Ukrainian authorities have said they think Babchenko was killed because of his work.
  • Trump Wishes He'd Never Chosen Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    Trump Wishes He'd Never Chosen Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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    Mr. Trump's tweet quoted Rep. Trey Gowdy , South Carolina Republican , who was interviewed on " CBS This Morning " earlier on Wednesday. Like Gowdy, Napolitano sympathized with Trump's frustration, but as for the claims of political spying, he said, "I'd want to see evidence before I made an allegation that outrageous".
  • No, Do Not Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano, Says USGS

    No, Do Not Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano, Says USGS

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    USGS officials quickly responded . Ten more homes in the path of Hawaii's Kileaua volcano eruption have been destroyed overnight by fast-moving lava, a spokesperson for the Hawaii County Civil Defense told ABC News. Lava has oozed over two wells at the Puna geothermal power plant, but county officials said the flow stopped. Operator Ormat Technologies Inc last week said there was no above-ground damage to the plant, but it would have to wait until the situation stabilized to assess ...
  • Russian Federation and Israel 'reach a deal' with Assad on Syrian territory

    Russian Federation and Israel 'reach a deal' with Assad on Syrian territory

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today (Monday) that Assad's regime alone should be allowed at the southern border of Israel, and not Iran. On 10 May, Israel launched a wave of air strikes on Syria in response to what Israeli officials said was Iranian rocket fire on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights , and claimed to have destroyed most of Iran's military infrastructure in the process.
  • Russian journalist reportedly killed in Kiev shows up alive at news conference

    Russian journalist reportedly killed in Kiev shows up alive at news conference

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    Arkady Babchenko, a critic of President Vladimir Putin , was shot dead in Ukraine on Tuesday, where he had fled into exile after a series of threats. Babchenko left Russian Federation after he criticized the Kremlin in a Facebook post in 2017. Babchenko is widely respected in Russian Federation and Ukraine's journalistic communities as an unblinking and remarkably talented chronicler of war.
  • Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption

    Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption

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    Archeologists' latest discovery at the famed ruins shows another tragic episode in the city's destruction: the remains of a man who was crushed by a large falling stone. Nonetheless, the man, who was at least 30 years old, survived the first phase of the eruption and fled along an alley, probably limping because of his infection.
  • Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane

    Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane

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    The preacher set his sights on a brand new Dassault Falcon 7X , a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. "I really believe that if Jesus was physically on Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey", Duplantis said . "That's why we're on that airplane", he said. He stresses that the new plane would be owned by Jesse Duplantis Ministries and would remain its property even if he were no longer affiliated with the organization.
  • Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

    Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

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    During that period, the government plans to investigate the impact of fake accounts, pornography and false news and information which it said are rife on the social network in the country. Can you do without Facebook for a whole month? The typical reaction to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica debacle is one of outrage and governments demanding to question Mark Zuckerberg over the matter.
  • Mattis: US to confront China militarization

    Mattis: US to confront China militarization

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    Reuters first reported that the USS Higgins and the USS Antietam ventured within 12 miles of the Paracel Islands in a demonstration the Pentagon calls a "freedom of navigation operation" or FONOP. Called "Xisha" in Chinese, the islands have been incorporated into the southern province of Hainan and are being developed for tourism, as well as being equipped with weapon systems meant to enforce China's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea .
  • Tommy Robinson jailed for Facebook live reporting outside criminal trial in Britain

    Tommy Robinson jailed for Facebook live reporting outside criminal trial in Britain

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    He had initially been handed a suspended sentence, which was activated last week, after a judge said his citizen reporting of a grooming and rape trial in Canterbury a year ago had also prejudiced the case. Tommy Robinson's arrest was caught on video, but why did it happen? One told Fox that Robinson's lawyer warned that, considering the presence of Muslim gang members in prison, a 13-month sentence was tantamount to a death sentence .
  • Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

    Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

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    The exchange of fire came after weeks of deadly unrest along the border between Israel and the blockaded Palestinian enclave. This follows weeks of Palestinian mass demonstrations near the fence with border. "I call on the Security Council to officially designate Hamas a terrorist organization". Palestinians and their supporters said most of the protesters were unarmed civilians and Israel was using excessive force against them.
  • Israel must continue assassination operations in Gaza 'as of tonight,' minister says

    Israel must continue assassination operations in Gaza 'as of tonight,' minister says

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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel's "fierce aggression" on Gaza "indicates that the occupation does not want peace". He said militant groups in Gaza will commit to the cease-fire as long as Israel does. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged a forceful response to the barrage of mortar shells fired. Israeli forces killed at least 116 Palestinians and wounded thousands including women and unarmed demonstrators in the protests, drawing foreign censure of Israel's deadly ...