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Describing what he envisioned as a "railroad community", the transport system would include several other countries including China , Mongolia , Russia and Japan , Moon said on Wednesday. He said the 170-trillion won figure could be reached with operations of the reconnected inter-Korean railroads and "certain natural resource development projects", plus the resumption of the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Mount Kumgang tour program, two inter-Korean business projects ...
  • Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Los Angeles, Beijing

    Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Los Angeles, Beijing

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    Fires burning north and east of Vancouver are adding to the haze , officials said. The advisory has been issued for the region because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter. Lysyshyn said VCH doesn't actively monitor the number of hospital or doctor visits associated with air quality advisories , but said "we know that when air quality reaches this type of level, that people do have exacerbations of respiratory problems, of heart problems and of other illnesses".
  • Attack on School Bus in Yemen Shocks the UN

    Attack on School Bus in Yemen Shocks the UN

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    The coalition said on Friday it would investigate the strike after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack and called for an independent probe. Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired footage of injured children weeping as blood streamed down their faces. Rebarich stressed that Mattis never said the general would be conducting an investigation, but urging the Saudis "to expeditiously and thoroughly investigate this tragic incident".
  • Chinese state-run tabloid defends Xinjiang clampdown

    Chinese state-run tabloid defends Xinjiang clampdown

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    Police and security posts can be seen everywhere in Xinjiang,"the paper wrote". Since 2016, hardline official Chen Quanguo has overseen an increase in security spending and the development of a network of extrajudicial internment camps where inmates are held without proper trial, often under "terrorism" or "separatism" charges , according to NGO Chinese Human Rights Defenders.
  • Hundreds injured as platform COLLAPSES at music festival

    Hundreds injured as platform COLLAPSES at music festival

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    Radio Galega said left 266 people injured at the O Marisquino festival in Vigo. A total of 377 people were injured, with seven still recieving hospital treatment, the regional government of Galicia said in a statement. Missing some content? Care to comment? A lot of them got trapped because other people kept falling on them. I was trying to get out and skidded, my foot got stuck, in the water .
  • Report details sexual abuse by 300+ priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

    Report details sexual abuse by 300+ priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

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    At a news conference announcing the report's release, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro called it the "largest, most comprehensive report into child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church ever produced in the US". McCarrick's successor, Cardinal Donald Wuerl , a former longtime leader of the Pittsburgh diocese, warned priests in a letter that the probe will be "profoundly disturbing".
  • 'Number of pedestrians' injured by vehicle outside United Kingdom parliament

    'Number of pedestrians' injured by vehicle outside United Kingdom parliament

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    London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism after he allegedly drove through a group of pedestrians and then rammed a gate outside the Houses of Parliament . The man in the vehicle has been arrested and is in a police station in south London . The area is in lockdown after armed police swarmed the scene, with counter-terrorism officers leading the investigation.
  • Trump Trolls Democrats: ‘Please Do Not Distance Yourselves From Nancy Pelosi’

    Trump Trolls Democrats: ‘Please Do Not Distance Yourselves From Nancy Pelosi’

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    Trump's reference to a fourth chance is about Democrats trying to take back the House. Schrier, a pediatrician, increased her lead in updated returns Friday over attorney Jason Rittereiser. "The findings suggest a yearning for change", said Dritan Nesho CEO of HarrisX. Since Tuesday's primary election, incumbent Adam Smith held a wide lead over rivals Sarah Smith and Republican Doug Basler.
  • USA ambassador says United Kingdom should join Trump and put pressure on Iran

    USA ambassador says United Kingdom should join Trump and put pressure on Iran

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    U.S. sanctions that had been eased by the Obama administration under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, took effect again Tuesday. In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US' top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of "serious consequences" for businesses who flaunt Washington's sanctions.
  • Raised highway collapses in Italian city of Genoa, many cars believed involved

    Raised highway collapses in Italian city of Genoa, many cars believed involved

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    Italy's Ambulance Service have said there are "dozens of dead" as a result of the collapse. Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the suspension bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Restructuring work on the bridge was carried out in 2016. Images tweeted by Italian police showed the highway through the city with a large section missing.
  • Nearly two-thirds say racial tensions are worse one year after Charlottesville

    Nearly two-thirds say racial tensions are worse one year after Charlottesville

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    Trump was widely criticized for his response, in which he said "both sides" were to blame for the violence, equating the white nationalists with the counterprotesters. He returns to the theme again and again, especially to rid himself of negative headlines on other subjects . On Saturday the president issued a generic condemnation of racism via Twitter .
  • North and South Korean Leaders Will Meet in Pyongyang in September

    North and South Korean Leaders Will Meet in Pyongyang in September

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    North and South Korean officials held high-level negotiations at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Monday to discuss the summit. Cho, the chief of the South Korean delegation, said the two sides also "talked a lot" about global sanctions meant to punish the North for its development of nuclear weapons, but he didn't elaborate.
  • Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

    Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

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    So it's not too surprising to see Trump avoid mentioning McCain in his signing ceremony, nor to give recognition to the senator for his years of service, both in the Senate and in the military. China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday that it would conduct a comprehensive assessment of the contents of the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Canada seeks help on Saudi row

    Canada seeks help on Saudi row

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    On Monday, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Canada for consultations, gave the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh only 24 hours to leave the country, froze trade transactions with Canada and announced the relocation of Saudi citizens studying in Canadian universities to other countries.
  • Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

    Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

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    Romania's expats return home for anti-government protest in Bucharest - "The demonstrators, who called for the resignation of the Social Democrat Party-led government, were generally peaceful but some tried to break through a security line and tear gas was sacked".
  • Taliban, Afghan Forces 'Continue To Battle' For Key City

    Taliban, Afghan Forces 'Continue To Battle' For Key City

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    Forces Afghanistan spokesman, said in an emailed statement. All shops were closed, they said, as was the highway from the capital of Kabul to Afghanistan's southern provinces that runs through Ghazni . The government had been considering a ceasefire over this month's Eid al Adha holiday to match a similar truce during the Eid al Fitr holiday in June which saw unarmed Taliban fighters mingling with soldiers on the streets of Kabul and other cities.
  • You Can Live On A Greek Island With 55 Cats For Company

    You Can Live On A Greek Island With 55 Cats For Company

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    If you are a cat lover what would your dream job be? "I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence", Bowell wrote in a Facebook post on August 5. Whether Brits have been inspired to apply because they fancied themselves a Mamma Mia! lifestyle is unclear, but the charity God's Little People Cat Rescue says it has now had "thousands" of messages of interest.
  • Trump endorses call for boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles

    Trump endorses call for boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles

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    According to the same outlet, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who attended the South Dakota event share this sentiment. The spat between Trump and Harley-Davidson began in June , when the company announced it would move production for its European sales to Europe to avoid European Union tariffs on steel and aluminum, which were imposed in response to Trump's tariffs against the E.U.
  • Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US

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    Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 worldwide deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. There have been widespread protests and strikes in recent weeks over high prices, unemployment and structural failures in the economy. The protests in cities and towns across Iran have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living, high prices and a lack of jobs, but have then quickly turned into ...
  • Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

    Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

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    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks were carried by Iran's state television Monday. While the U.S. has been pressing its allies to completely refuse Iranian oil imports, the Islamic Republic has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, effectively blocking all the oil shipments from the Persian Gulf, should they accede to American demands.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Strzok over anti-Trump texts

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    Strzok - who served in the agency for over two decades - is best known for his roles in the Clinton email investigation and the Russian Federation probe. Trump took to Twitter to gloat about the agent's termination - and once again slam the bureau. President Donald Trump has derided the pair as "FBI lovers", and he and his conservative allies have pointed to their conduct in an attempt to discredit the Mueller probe.
  • Turkey's crisis is starting to spread

    Turkey's crisis is starting to spread

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    On the brink of a full-blown currency crisis, Turkey's lira plunged to a record low Friday, tumbling as much as 18 percent in its biggest daily drop since 2001. The moves will free up 10 billion lira, $6 billion, and $3 billion equivalent of gold liquidity in the financial system, the bank said. Albayrak also announced a plan has been prepared for banks and the real economy, including small to mid-sized businesses which are most affected by the foreign exchange fluctuations.