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World 724,649 people in relief camps: Kerala CM
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He said weather conditions had improved considerably and expected the almost 10,000 people still stranded to be rescued by Monday.An estimated 800,000 people have taken shelter in some 4,000 relief camps across Kerala, Kurian said.Weather officials have predicted more rains across the state through Monday morning.The downpours that started August 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a picturesque state known for its quiet tropical ...

World Jury in Paul Manafort's Case Asks Judge to Redefine 'Reasonable Doubt'
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But that's not unusual. He faces 18 felony counts on tax evasion and bank fraud. Trump has made previous comments criticizing various federal judges and courts and has been harshly critical of Mueller. Nevertheless, the questions Thursday "reflected a pretty meticulous jury going through the charges top to bottom", Litman said. Judge Ellis read the note aloud to court - which asked to leave at 5pm instead of 5.30pm.

World Dershowitz: 'Less Bad' For McGahn to Testify Than for Trump To
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Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, says McGahn's cooperation with the special counsel is reminiscent of John Dean, White House counsel under President Nixon, who was eventually fired by Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Mueller to demonstrate that Mr. McGahn did nothing wrong". Trump denies his campaign colluded with Russian Federation and has repeatedly attacked the probe as illegitimate.

World U.S. Terminates Funding for Stabilization Efforts in Syria
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In the past, USA officials have repeatedly said their priority in Syria is the enduring defeat of the IS terror group, which according to the coalition has lost control over all but a few areas it previously held. As part of the move and to help oversee the transition, the administration is appointing veteran diplomat James Jeffrey as a special envoy to Syria.

World People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324
Author: 0 People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Record monsoon rainfall this year has led to an "extremely grave" crisis, according to Pinarayi Vijayan , the chief minister of Kerala, who announced the death toll on Twitter this morning. Some say they are trapped inside temples and hospitals as well as submerged homes. Authorities have warned of more torrential rain and strong winds over the weekend, as hundreds of troops and local fishermen staged desperate rescue attempts in helicopters and boats across the southern state.

World 8.2 natural disaster strikes off the coast of Fiji, small tsunami waves observed
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Lombok suffered damage running to more than $342 million from the August 5 natural disaster, authorities said last week, putting the death toll at more than 430. The epicenter was in a remote area near Delamar Mountain Road, north of Big Bear Lake. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire - the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

World Kofi Annan, Former UN Head & Macalester College Grad, Dies
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He dedicated his vast expertise, experience and energies to resolving some of the world's most pressing problems and conflicts, including most recently, the Rohingya refugee crisis. President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his deep condolences at the death of Annan. " Kofi Annan never gave up working for the good in the world". In his condolence message, Odinga said the world will always remember what he terms as "the Annan Doctrine", in which he made it clear that the need to respect ...

World Vladimir Putin dances, raises eyebrows at Austrian minister's wedding
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During his closed-door meeting with Putin, the USA president told his Russian counterpart that he expected meddling to stop in the 2018 election, according to the official. Nord Stream 2 has also come under fierce criticism from some European nations including Ukraine, which stands to lose billions of dollars every year in transit fees.

World Kids found in Colorado oil well may have been strangled, filings suggest
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As stunned friends and neighbors ask how the story of a couple that seemed so picture ideal could end so tragically, bankruptcy filings reveal a family that had struggled financially. Watts' attorneys did not say what motivated them to make the DNA requests. But according to the Post, Eikelenboom admitted during a 2016 sexual assault trial that he had no experience with DNA extraction or analysis and a Denver District Court judge subsequently barred Eikelenboom from testifying as an expert ...

World India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee
Author: 0 India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

Human Activist and president Citizen for Peace Wasim Ahmed Ghazi said in spite of his association of BJP and RSS Vajpayee sometimes put forth his point against RSS BJP ideology and above politics. "He will be remembered as a politician who made a major personal contribution to the friendly relations and privileged strategic partnership between our countries".

World US Threatens Further Turkey Sanctions if Pastor Not Freed Soon
Author: 0 US Threatens Further Turkey Sanctions if Pastor Not Freed Soon

The lira has lost almost 40 per cent of its value against the dollar this year as investors fret about President Tayyip Erdogan's influence over monetary policy. Washington has already placed a series of sanctions against Turkey , including last week's announcement of a doubling of tariffs on metal imports into the U.S.

World Vatican voices shame and sorrow over Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse
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Phil Saviano, a MA man who said he was sexually abused by a priest in 1960s beginning at age 11, said he hopes the grand jury report in Pennsylvania will prompt attorneys general in other states to conduct similar investigations. Furthermore, "the Holy See encourages continued reform and vigilance at all levels of the Catholic Church, to help ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults from harm".

World Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings - 8/17/2018 4:34:06 PM
Author: 0 Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings - 8/17/2018 4:34:06 PM

Throughout the week, the former aide has leaked audio recordings and spoken on a number of unsubstantiated claims surrounding her time in the White House, prompting backlash from Trump and his aides. She worked in the White House as "assistant to the president ", though NPR's Brian Naylor noted when she left late previous year, "what her job actually entailed was less than clear".

World Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court
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Police used a stun gun on the male suspect after he tried to break through the police vehicle window, reported the Associated Press. Five people were wounded, all with injuries said not to be life-threatening, and a pregnant woman "knocked to the ground during the pandemonium" also required medical treatment, officials said.

World Trump Plans to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance
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Many people don't even know who he is, and now he has a bigger voice. McRaven has been a consistently vocal critic of Trump , saying in February 2017 that Trump's attacks on the free press "may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime".

World Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury mulls over verdict
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Manafort", Downing said. The judge in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort says he has received threats. Ellis said that he was shocked there was so much interest in the case. Last October, he was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller as a part of the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

World Pentagon warns China training for strikes on USA targets
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A report from the Pentagon now claims the country is "likely" training pilots for missions that would directly target the United States. "China is developing a stealthy, long-range strategic bomber with a nuclear delivery capability that could be operational within the next 10 years ".

World Imran Khan defeats Shahbaz to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister
Author: 0 Imran Khan defeats Shahbaz to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister

Regarding the much-debated rigging allegations , Imran expressed that those having reservations should move to the election commission of Pakistan or the Supreme Court. The army and Mr Khan's party deny any collusion. Opposition parties allege Mr Khan's path to power was made easier by tacit support of Pakistan's powerful military, which has ruled the country for almost half its history.

World Trump’s military parade will be delayed at least until 2019
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The parade of US military forces through the streets of Washington , D.C., ordered up by President Trump will be delayed, according to the Department of Defense. The parade was originally conceived to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and to honour veterans. Trump tweeted after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

World India's three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead at 93
Author: 0 India's three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead at 93

His demise is an irreparable loss, and marks the end of an era. Besides his political life, Vajpayee also served as a journalist after completing his education. "We will miss him", Gandhi posted on Twitter. The article credited Vajpayee for establishing India as a nuclear-weapon state, but also mentioned how India's decision to test nuclear weapons strained its relations with the US.

World Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released
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Abdul-Ghani's father, Siraj Wahhaj , was arrested at the site, along with Lucas Morten, Jany Leveille, Hujhrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj. A New Mexico judge denied the state's motion to detain five adults accused of child abuse after a raid on their New Mexico compound.

World Husband arrested in connection with missing pregnant wife, 2 daughters in Colorado
Author: 0 Husband arrested in connection with missing pregnant wife, 2 daughters in Colorado

When asked, Camper also offered that Shanann Watts' body was found on Anadarko property. "This is completely unlike her", the friend said. Chris has relatives in Aberdeen and Fayetteville. The station says investigators were seen removing items from the family's home. If somebody has her, just bring her back. "Like, this house is not the same".

World Osama's raid commander to Trump: Revoke my security clearance too
Author: 0 Osama's raid commander to Trump: Revoke my security clearance too

Mr Brennan sought to reassure his "Irish brothers and sisters" that the United States is a strong country, but at the moment President Trump is "not upholding the image and reputation of what it means to be an American president. "If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken", McRaven said. "So I think it's something that had to be done", he added.

World Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl - 8/14/2018 12:17:23 PM
Author: 0 Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl - 8/14/2018 12:17:23 PM

Moore was sentenced to death for shooting two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979. "We're sick of hearing about Carey Dean Moore ", Steve Helgeland, the son of one of Moore's victims, said in advance of the execution. According to prosecutors, Moore was 21 when he fatally shot Reuel Van Ness during a robbery with his younger brother, and used the money to buy drugs and pornography.

World GoFundMe Page Raises $250,000 for Peter Strzok After Firing From FBI
Author: 0 GoFundMe Page Raises $250,000 for Peter Strzok After Firing From FBI

The passage quoted from the fake Strzok account has since been removed from the online Fox News column, with no notice that the text of the column has been edited or altered. "We are asking you to support a man who has dedicated his life to defending America", it says. Amid all of this, Trump has routinely called him out on Twitter .

World Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed
Author: 0 Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed

Kim Jong-nam died in February a year ago - allegedly after his assassins wiped VX nerve agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. In emotional testimony, the two women described being set up by the North Koreans , saying they led them to believe that they were carrying out a prank for a television show .

World Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise amid row over Palestinian terrorists wreath
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise amid row over Palestinian terrorists wreath

Jeremy Corbyn calls Hamas and Hezbollah "Friends". "Jeremy did not honor those responsible for the Munich killings", the statement read. Mr. Netanyahu said Mr. Er, what about paying tribute to terrorists who murdered Jewish athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich? "I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv" Corbyn said.

World Communist China a National Security Threat: Law Now Says So
Author: 0 Communist China a National Security Threat: Law Now Says So

The Chinese Defence Ministry and Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed strong opposition to the China-related content within the United States' new defence act. Furthering President Trump's goal of developing our warfighting capabilities in space, the NDAA authorizes the United States Space Command to be established under the United States Strategic Command.