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A Papua New Guinean plane has sunk in a lagoon after overshooting the runway in the Federated States of Micronesia. Passengers can be seen evacuating the submerged aircraft. "It's really fortunate that we didn't have any fatalities", said Glenn Harris, a government aviation security inspector for the Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'

    Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'

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    Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, who has yet to declare her position on confirmation. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley told CNN earlier Tuesday that he is " unclear " why Ramirez's accusations should have "any bearing" on Ford's testimony Thursday, and criticized Democrats for not letting Republicans know about Ramirez's accusation earlier.
  • US may refuse green cards to aid recipients

    US may refuse green cards to aid recipients

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    The Trump administration may soon penalize immigrants for taking advantage of public benefits, the Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday . "Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially", said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a statement .
  • AG Rod Rosenstein expected to be fired on Monday

    AG Rod Rosenstein expected to be fired on Monday

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    The drama came just days after The New York Times reported Rosenstein had discussed wearing a wire to secretly record the president and invoking the 25th Amendment . Blake goes on to note that the White House earlier this year claimed that former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin willingly resigned, whereas Shulkin has insisted that he was sacked and did not resign voluntarily.
  • Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in sign renegotiated trade agreement

    Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in sign renegotiated trade agreement

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    The US started negotiations with South Korea previous year, following Mr Trump's criticism of the 2012 deal as a "one-way street". The president will tout his June face-to-face with Kim as a major diplomatic win but "he should think twice if he plans to repeat his claim that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat", she said.
  • White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman

    White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman

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    Trump said Kavanaugh is "outstanding" and claimed the allegations against him are " totally political ". The New Yorker magazine reported that Senate Democrats are investigating the new allegation against Kavanaugh that dates to the 1983-84 academic year, when Kavanaugh was a Yale freshman.
  • China Imposes New Tariffs on US, Accuses Washington of 'Trade Bullyism'

    China Imposes New Tariffs on US, Accuses Washington of 'Trade Bullyism'

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    China published a white paper on Monday that attacked the "protectionist practices" and "trade bullyism practices of the US administration", according to state-run Chinese news service Xinhua . Rob Carnell, chief Asia economist at ING, said in a note to clients that in the absence of any incentives Beijing would likely hold off on any further negotiations for now.
  • Russian Federation to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

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    An unnamed source in the Syrian Army say that Russia has already deployed the first S-300 systems to the Khmeimim (Russian military airbase in Syria). The deterioration in relations between Russian Federation and Israel, along with a transfer of the S-300 system, complicates Israel's efforts to contain Iranian influence.
  • Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

    Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

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    Amber Guyger's employment with the police department was terminated Monday following a hearing. Guyger was sacked during a hearing held Monday after an Internal Affairs investigation concluded that she engaged in adverse conduct, according to a message posted on the Twitter account for the Dallas Police Department.
  • Fired or Resigned? The Crucial Question as Rosenstein Summoned to White House

    Fired or Resigned? The Crucial Question as Rosenstein Summoned to White House

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired Monday at the White House, after critical comments about President Trump. This means that the White House could be trying to get word out that Rosenstein resigned as part of a spin campaign to justify Trump being given total power to appoint his replacement.
  • Cody Wilson rented apartment in Taipei, local media say, as manhunt continues

    Cody Wilson rented apartment in Taipei, local media say, as manhunt continues

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    The girl said she and Wilson had sex at a local hotel on August 15, according to the document. It is expected to deport him to the U.S.to face those charges, which carry a potential 2 to 20 years in prison and $10,000 fine. agencies still needed to make a request for deportation, CIB did not place Wilson under arrest on the 20th. Wilson, at the center of a US legal battle over his plan to publish instructions for the manufacture of 3-D printed plastic guns, flew into Taiwan legally, ...
  • Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

    Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

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    Attacks on the military are rare in Iran . Shi'ite Iran is at odds with Western-allied Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia for predominance in the Middle East. There was no immediate comment from Saudi Arabia on Rouhani's allegations. While he and other senior Iranian officials have not directly named the states.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

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    A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday. Kirk is packing 40 miles per hour sustained winds and its westward motion is expected to accelerate through Tuesday. The storm is located about 415 miles east-northeast of the Windward Islands, moving at 6 mph. A system in the open waters of the Atlantic continues to organize and has a medium chance of development.
  • Trade war: China not afraid of ‘extreme measures’

    Trade war: China not afraid of ‘extreme measures’

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    The allegations raised the temperature in the escalating dispute after Trump pulled the trigger late on Monday on 10 percent tariffs against another $200 billion in Chinese goods from next week, with a threat of more tariffs on another $267 billion.
  • Beto O’Rourke makes apparent Clash reference during Cruz debate

    Beto O’Rourke makes apparent Clash reference during Cruz debate

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    Now, I think what he's fighting for doesn't work. San Antonio's Texas Public Radio will carry it on air. Right off the top, the moderators asked O'Rourke and Cruz about immigration and focused on "dreamers", children who were brought to this country illegally by their parents.
  • Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes

    Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes

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    According to at least one eyewitness, large numbers of people suddenly moved to one side of the vessel all at once. Local people joined in rescue efforts and fishermen are said to have saved some 20 or 30 people. Tanzania's Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency, which is responsible for ferry services, said it was unknown how many passengers were aboard the MV Nyerere.
  • Theresa May to say she won't change tack on Brexit

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    French President Emmanuel Macron, talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May when arriving for a group photo at the informal European Union summit in Salzburg , Austria . The French said May's proposals "are not acceptable as they stand, particularly in the economic realm" because they "don't respect the integrity of the single market".
  • 2nd shark attack in 2 days

    2nd shark attack in 2 days

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    The helicopter was due to arrive at Mackay Base Hospital by 8pm. The Brisbane Times reports that the woman, 46, suffered significant injuries when she was attacked where she was swimming near a yacht in Cid Harbour, just off Whitsunday Island on Wednesday around 5pm.
  • 3 infants among 5 people stabbed at daycare in NYC

    3 infants among 5 people stabbed at daycare in NYC

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    Authorities were called at about 3:40 a.m.to a residence serving as a day care on 161st Street between 45th and 43rd Avenues in Flushing. Crews removed four other children from the home for observation. It's unclear whether it was a legal child care facility. She was in stable condition, police said. Antonetti, the police spokesman, said there were five or six other children at the overnight day-care center who were not injured in the attack.
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week

    Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week

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    Pollster Frank Luntz said Wednesday that Democrats brought in Ms. Hill for a series of media appearances because "they realized within 24 hours that this story was turning - that people were starting to wonder, 'Why is she backing off?'" What are Ford's lawyers saying? "She's not asking for extraordinary measures, she's asking for basic fairness".
  • Triple talaq is criminal offence

    Triple talaq is criminal offence

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    As the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance criminalising triple talaq on Wednesday, Muslim and women's rights activists reacted with a mixture of pleasure and disappointment. The offence is compoundable. A woman can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate who will take a final call on the issue.
  • UNC students overseas in Hong Kong hunker down for Typhoon Mangkhut

    UNC students overseas in Hong Kong hunker down for Typhoon Mangkhut

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    Mangkhut was definitely more powerful and devastating than typhoon Hato previous year. Another bus "was sent to rescue the group and bring them back to their hotel", said the DFA. The state broadcaster also said flood warnings had been issued for 38 rivers in the neighbouring region of Guangxi, while 12 coastal monitoring stations reported their biggest-ever waves.
  • Inter-Korean summit triggers mixed reactions from political parties

    Inter-Korean summit triggers mixed reactions from political parties

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    Their agenda centers on two large goals: creating more ties between the two Koreas, and making progress in talks over North Korea's denuclearization. dialogue on denuclearization issues. It is Moon's third meeting with the Northern leader since their historic summit at the border in April this year.
  • Federal agents respond to reports of active shooter in Wisconsin

    Federal agents respond to reports of active shooter in Wisconsin

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    The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. Middleton Police are leading the investigation. Lahmers says the shooting was "totally unexpected". Authorities are now on the scene. When NBC15 first arrived to the scene there were several employees gathered outside of the WTS Paradigm building located at 1850 Deming Way in Middleton.
  • Woman Accusing Judge Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Wants FBI Probe

    Woman Accusing Judge Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Wants FBI Probe

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    And according to one of her friends quoted in this Mercury News story , Ford told her about the alleged assault by Kavanaugh in 2017 - long before he was Trump's pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Trump blasted Democrats, and in particular Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, said staging the hearing without the FBI investigation would make it a "sham".
  • Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif, daughter freed from jail

    Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif, daughter freed from jail

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    Justice Minallah read the judgment and suspended the sentences handed to the three by accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir on July 6. The convictions are still under appeal with the same High Court, but a judge on Wednesday ruled the pair should be freed immediately while the case continues.
  • Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation

    Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation

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    The decision to have Thomas and Hill testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Kavanaugh and his accuser have offered to do, had far-reaching implications for America's efforts to grapple with sexual harassment. Democrats, who seized on the development as justification to delay the high-stakes nomination, could energize complacent Republican voters if they're viewed as playing politics with the sensitive allegation.
  • Strawberry panic spreads after needle copycat sabotages bananas in Australia

    Strawberry panic spreads after needle copycat sabotages bananas in Australia

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    Australian police are continuing their manhunt for the country's infamous strawberry saboteur as needle-contamination fears spread across the country, bringing the fruit industry to its knees. "Someone is trying to sabotage the industry but also in doing that, they are putting babies' and children's and families' lives at risk", said Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
  • Met Office warning for St Helens as Storm Helens set to strike

    Met Office warning for St Helens as Storm Helens set to strike

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    There will be heavy rain for south-west England , Wales , Ireland, north-west England and Scotland with strong and gusty southerly winds throughout the afternoon and evening. Potentially it could be very windy for a time as a small as a deep area of low pressure passes during Monday night into Tuesday morning. Between 25mm and 40mm of rain is expected to fall this evening.
  • Doctors, nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

    Doctors, nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

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    As part of the zone, Mr Putin said "radically minded" rebels, including the al Nusra front, must withdraw from the area. "We have made a decision to create a demilitarised zone some 15 to 20 kilometres deep along the line of contact between the armed opposition and regime troops by October 15 of this year", he said.
  • Palestinians Bury 12-Year-Old Killed In Israel Border Clashes

    Palestinians Bury 12-Year-Old Killed In Israel Border Clashes

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    The resolution called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to make proposals within 60 days "on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection, and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation", including "recommendations regarding an worldwide protection mechanism".
  • Two Koreas set up joint office in Northern city

    Two Koreas set up joint office in Northern city

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    North Korea would then provide an actual list of the sites for verification and eventual decommissioning by worldwide inspectors, said the sources who were not authorised to speak publicly. But those channels have been often suspended when tensions rose over North Korea's nuclear program. The two Koreas last week agreed to hold the third summit meeting between their leaders in Pyongyang on September 18-20, the South's government said, after a group of officials from Seoul visited the ...
  • Russian suspects' claims over spy attack spark mockery in UK

    Russian suspects' claims over spy attack spark mockery in UK

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    Britain is accusing Russian Federation of " lies and blatant fabrications " after the prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack claimed they visited the United Kingdom as tourists . In this file grab taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on September 5, 2018, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov walk on Fisherton Road, Salisbury, England, March 4, 2018.
  • More than 30,000 displaced in Idlib, Syria

    More than 30,000 displaced in Idlib, Syria

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    Turkey , afraid of hundreds of thousands of new refugees will flow to its borders, already hosts over three million refugees. "Such an operation would trigger a massive wave of refugees and tremendous security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond", adding that no security concern could justify risking millions of lives.
  • Paul Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges

    Paul Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges

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    That case alleged that Manafort directed a large-scale USA lobbying operation for Ukrainian interests but never registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent despite being required to do so under the law, and that he concealed millions of dollars in income for the consulting work from the IRS.