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The FBI is leading a continuing investigation. Huchler said the girl was approached earlier by two individuals as her tour group visited the World Trade Center in NY. She was initially said to be in her 40s, however authorities later described her as being in her 50s. According to police, the Chinese student tour group was visiting the United States looking at schools along with sightseeing.
  • "Lucky To Be Alive": Climber Found Just In Time On Deadly Mountain

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    The signal from the private tracking device was picked up by a supplier in Texas. The rescue operations reportedly combined three helicopters and a "snatch and grab" escape, in which the soldier and the four rescuers who had reached him by climbing the mountain were all whisked away before conditions worsened.
  • Europe heatwave: Spain and Portugal struggle in 40C temperatures

    Europe heatwave: Spain and Portugal struggle in 40C temperatures

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    Huge crowds swarm beaches in San Sebastian, northern Spain, during the country's heatwave. Friday saw local all-time record temperatures at nearly half the country's weather stations. "The highest maximum temperatures on Saturday will be in the Alentejo and Tejo region of Portugal. where 46 or 47C is possible". The hottest temperature recorded in Spain on Friday was 44.7 Celsius in Badajoz, in Extremadura, while the mercury hit 44.5 Celsius in Seville, in Andalucia, according to CNN ...
  • Woman fined $210 for wearing burqa in Denmark under new law

    Woman fined $210 for wearing burqa in Denmark under new law

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    The "Burqa Ban", which was passed in late May, was immediately criticized by worldwide human rights organizations that called it a blatant attack on Islamic citizens of Denmark . Friday's fine comes after protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the law. She was also informed she would receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156/€134) in the mail.
  • Joseph Pappas, Man Suspected of Killing George HW Bush's Doctor, Found Dead

    Joseph Pappas, Man Suspected of Killing George HW Bush's Doctor, Found Dead

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    That's when Pappas took a gun and shot himself in the head . Acevedo thanked God for both the officers and the witnesses on the scene because Pappas was "a very good marksman" and "a very unsafe person". Responding officers arrived in the area shortly after and were able to pinpoint Pappas' location, closing in on him around 9:30 a.m. Pappas then began talking about suicide and had his left hand raised and his right hand hidden behind him.
  • College Lake Dam ‘stable’ after heavy rain

    College Lake Dam ‘stable’ after heavy rain

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    Officials are working to create a plan to keep the dam stabilized which may include opening the sluice gate to reduce the water levels. People are evacuating from Blackwater Creek Trail in Lynchburg because the College Lake Dam may fail.
  • Rogue Goats Take Over Idaho Neighborhood. (We're Not Kidding.)

    Rogue Goats Take Over Idaho Neighborhood. (We're Not Kidding.)

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    It is not known if the goats belonged to We Rent Goats , however, KTVB-TV reported that the goats had been grazing near the neighborhood before managing to escape. They then began wandering from lawn to lawn, looking for snacks, meeting the neighbours and attracting all the attention. "The goats have all been rounded up and loaded into a truck", the statement read.
  • Mi-8 helicopter crashes in East Siberia

    Mi-8 helicopter crashes in East Siberia

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    There were 15 passengers and three crew aboard the crashed helicopter, said a statement from the operator, UTair airlines. 'The Mi-8AMT carrying passengers-shift workers-to an oil pumping station was the second to takeoff'. "It crashed 2 km to the south of the airport, immediately after takeoff", he said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10:20 local time (03:20 GMT), about 180km (112 miles) from the town of Igarka.
  • Trump Vents Rage at Koch Brothers Again

    Trump Vents Rage at Koch Brothers Again

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    Now that Kim Jong Un is his fast friend, President Trump has chose to pick a fight with some truly nefarious operators-the successful American businessmen and political donors Charles and David Koch . "He is correct, AMERICA FIRST!" he added. Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon believes that the Koch brothers' criticism of Trump is unfounded, and they are just suffering from "Trump derangement syndrome" - a common phrase Trump has ascribed to people who are even remotely ...
  • Judge orders convict to have mouth taped shut over interruptions

    Judge orders convict to have mouth taped shut over interruptions

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    Williams, 32, was being sentenced for armed robbery at the time and talked nearly continuously during the hearing. "If we have to, I will gag you in one second", Judge Russo adds . "I gave him an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time", Russo says. "At this point, I'm going to hear from your lawyers, and that means zip it", said Russo.
  • Rising winds forecast for Northern California wildfire zones

    Rising winds forecast for Northern California wildfire zones

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    The National Weather Service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region would bring afternoon wind gusts. The fire flared up in the Lakeport area Tuesday, which kept officials from being able to allow residents there home, said fire public information officer Mike Wilson.
  • North Korea appears to be building one or two missiles

    North Korea appears to be building one or two missiles

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    Pompeo and North Korea's foreign minister are both set to attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum on Saturday and USA officials say a meeting between the two of them is possible, although not confirmed. According to the US Department of Defense, 7,697 personnel from the Korean conflict are still unaccounted for , of whom 5,300 are believed to be North of the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea.
  • China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping USA out

    China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping USA out

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    He said that during the two days of bilateral and multilateral meetings in Singapore , his country would be watching closely for any signs of an easing of tensions between China and the US. Beijing reportedly suggested that China and the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) should carry out joint military exercises regularly.
  • Pope Francis declares death penalty is 'inadmissible' in teaching reversal

    Pope Francis declares death penalty is 'inadmissible' in teaching reversal

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    Pope Francis , the leader of approximately 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world, has directed the Catholic Church to forbid the death penalty in all cases. "The fact of the matter is, we have gotten to the point where our office has tried to work with the department of corrections to show them ways under which we can get these executions moving.
  • China appeals for United States calm after new tariff threat

    China appeals for United States calm after new tariff threat

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    Trade Representative announced Wednesday it was considering raising import duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods by 25 percent instead of the previously planned 10 percent. China's imports from the United States a year ago totalled $153.9 billion. China is trying to seek an "equal" position in future talks with the United States with today's retaliation announcement, said Gai Xinzhe, analyst at the Bank of China's Institute of International Finance in Beijing .
  • Mueller offers to limit investigators' questions for Trump

    Mueller offers to limit investigators' questions for Trump

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    The investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is now examining the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank and tax fraud charges . His remarks are notable because he himself has previously acknowledged the US Department of Justice should be free from political interference. "A tweet is like anything else".
  • Five key points from Italian PM Conte's meeting with Donald Trump

    Five key points from Italian PM Conte's meeting with Donald Trump

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    Speaking about the hostile relations between the U.S. and Iran, Mr Trump declared he would be still be willing to meet if Iran if "they wanted" to, despite escalating tensions between the two countries. Conte, who was making his global debut at the Group of Seven talks, said he agreed with Trump, setting himself apart from his European colleagues.
  • Facebook discovers coordinated disinformation operation on its platform

    Facebook discovers coordinated disinformation operation on its platform

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    Facebook has removed 32 Pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram for what the company dubs " coordinated inauthentic behaviour". It said the "bad actor" accounts on the world's biggest social network and its photo-sharing site Instagram could not be tied to Russian actors, who USA officials say used the platform to spread disinformation ahead of the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
  • National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October

    National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October

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    Bush, as well as emails where he was merely copied. Some Republicans had hoped the proceedings would begin in August - normally a vacation month for the Senate - but Democrats have slowed the process. Republicans are calling Democrats' request for more documents a delay tactic, but the letter from the National Archives shows that Kavanaugh's confirmation may be delayed even without Democratic action.
  • Trump Retweets Video of Supporters Chanting 'CNN Sucks' at Reporter Jim Acosta

    Trump Retweets Video of Supporters Chanting 'CNN Sucks' at Reporter Jim Acosta

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    Sanders and members of the media engaged in a heated exchange during a White House briefing on Thursday with Sanders listing a series of complaints against the press while blaming journalists for inflaming tensions in the US. When I was hosted by the Correspondent's Association you brought up a comedian to attack me. Mr Holmes, who served as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, said his former boss had repeatedly been "intimidated" in public by demonstrators ...
  • Rodrigo Duterte oversees crushing of luxury cars smuggled into Philippines

    Rodrigo Duterte oversees crushing of luxury cars smuggled into Philippines

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    Since his election in 2016, President Duterte has been vocal about his fight against corruption, while justifying his brutal war on drugs , purging of journalists and mass dismissal of government officials . Duterte is in the midst of a controversial crackdown on government smuggling and corruption, his office said in a Facebook release . In the past, seized smuggled vehicles would be impounded and then auctioned off, with the government taking the proceeds.
  • Mamta says NRC draft done with political motive, invites civil war, bloodbath

    Mamta says NRC draft done with political motive, invites civil war, bloodbath

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    More than 3.29 crore people had applied for the citizenship. Political blame games have begun soon after the list was released on Monday. Security has been tightened across Assam . But in the afternoon, when Trinamool Congress members rushed to the well of the House, shouting slogans, Mr Naidu, exasperated, adjourned the house for the rest of the day.
  • White House needs to increase tariffs on Chinese goods: Wilbur Ross

    White House needs to increase tariffs on Chinese goods: Wilbur Ross

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    Chinese and U.S. flags are set up for a signing ceremony during a visit by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at China's Ministry of Transport in Beijing, China April 27, 2018. "Escalating tariffs against China is the wrong approach to address legitimate concerns U.S. businesses have with China's harmful practices", said Myron Brilliant, head of global affairs for the U.S.