• More Than 100 Buried in Southwest China Landslide, Xinhua Says
More Than 100 Buried in Southwest China Landslide, Xinhua Says

Selected African journalists on a 10-month exchange programme in China who visited places of interest and the natural disaster site in the Sichuan Province just last month expressed their shock and sadness at the landslide and conveyed their condolences to the Provincial government and families affected by the landslide.

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  • Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections
Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections

President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (LREM)'s political movement is set to secure a sweeping parliamentary majority after securing 32 percent of the vote in the first round of legislative elections, results show Monday. That would give the PS and its allies just 10-25 seats in the new Assembly. "We are grateful for the trust y...

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  • Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller - White House
Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller - White House

You'll have to take a look at that because and he has to tell what actually took place at the events and my story didn't change. "He added, "[The suggestion] wasn't very stupid. But his interactions with Comey have done him no legal favors, lawyers say, raising the prospect that his undoing may be his tampering in an investigation rather than the...

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  • US Troops Join Fight Against Daesh Affiliates in Philippines
US Troops Join Fight Against Daesh Affiliates in Philippines

A U.S. Navy aircraft provided surveillance for the local troops as the battle raged in Marawi on Friday, confirming the involvement of the U.S. military in helping quell the urban insurrection at the request of the Philippine government, Philippine military officials said.

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  • US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria
US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

F-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian government SU-22 fighter-bomber on Sunday. In response to the downing of the Syrian plane, Russian Federation warned that it would target any American and coalition planes that flew west of the Euphrates River.

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  • Amid adulation from loyalists, talk of Trump firing Special Counsel
Amid adulation from loyalists, talk of Trump firing Special Counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee denied any collusion with the Russians . Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president— though those regulations could theoretically be set aside.

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  • Johnny Depp apologises for Donald Trump assassination comment
Johnny Depp apologises for Donald Trump assassination comment

Depp was at the festival Thursday to introduce a screening of his 2004 film, " The Libertine ". He continued, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? ". Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. "However, it has been a while, and maybe it's time". Meanwhile Secret Service officials have confi...

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  • Frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi
Frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Ossoff certainly didn't lose over a lack of cash. Neither the GOP's unpopularity nor the Democrats' ability to organize marches, raise millions or attack the Trump administration's crazed approach to governing changed Tuesday's outcome. Tim Ryan . Instead, to win nationally, Democrats must start thinking locally . Daschle was a target, Tip O'N...

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  • NSW Blues dominate, QLD Maroons win
NSW Blues dominate, QLD Maroons win

Now they head back to an electrified Suncorp Stadium for the decider, where the spectre of Thurston's Origin exit puts them firmly back in the underdogs slot. "I think he'll be going in for an operation this week", he said. But the Maroons weren't to be denied, matching NSW's three tries - including a double by Queensland winger Dane Gagai...

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  • Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go
Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go

To note the significance, Handel also shared a story from the campaign trail of meeting a young girl who the Congresswoman-elect said had been following the race. Rep. Tim Ryan , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader past year, told Business Insider said he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was...

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  • Three killed, two injured in shooting at San Francisco UPS facility
Three killed, two injured in shooting at San Francisco UPS facility

Police are now conducting a search of the building, they said. When the police initially responded to the United Parcel Service facility in San Francisco , Chaplin said they did not know if the suspect was an actual employee there, or if was somebody dressed up like an employee, possibly committing an act of terror.

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  • Iran, Russia, Turkey to deploy personnel in Syria to monitor de-escalation zones
Iran, Russia, Turkey to deploy personnel in Syria to monitor de-escalation zones

Command points and weapon and ammunition of ISIS were destroyed in Hama province of Syria, according to the state news agency. Moscow has fired missiles from the Mediterranean at militants' positions in Syria before, including launches from a submarine and a frigate in May at the targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra.

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  • 2 on Thunderbirds jet in OH accident taken to hospital
2 on Thunderbirds jet in OH accident taken to hospital

The Air Force Thunderbirds were practicing for an upcoming air show when there was a "mishap" during the landing. Extracting the two men from the plane took about two hours, Heard said. Heard said they had to assess the readiness of the entire team in making the decision not to fly Saturday. "Crowd safety and safety of the Thunderbird team ar...

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  • 5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill
5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill

Thune said this reaction from fellow Republicans makes him feel like they're "in the right place". Tim Scott told reporters on Thursday. Not one Democrat plans on supporting the bill, which means Republicans can only afford to lose two more votes in the Senate or the bill will fail.

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  • Steve Scalise Making 'Good Progress' After Shooting, Hospital Says
Steve Scalise Making 'Good Progress' After Shooting, Hospital Says

Federal authorities said Friday the gunman in last week's congressional shooting at a baseball field carried a list of Republican lawmakers' names in his pocket, according to a report from USA Today . Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. The upda...

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  • Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency
Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Evidence of Russian meddling mounted as the election neared. A month before the letter arrived, the FBI began investigating any ties between Russian Federation and people associated with Trump. "It would be up to President Trump to decide whether to use the capability". The intelligence shocked the White House and put U.S. security chiefs o...

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  • Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong
Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps Gen. They also said that military options for North Korea have recently been updated, and will be presented to President Donald Trump for a decision to act if there is a nuclear test.

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  • Over 19 Killed in Hotel Attack in Somalia's Capital
Over 19 Killed in Hotel Attack in Somalia's Capital

So far no organisation has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says five attackers are thought to remain in the Pizza House restaurant with an untold number of hostages. Fighting continued through the night as Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists fought off heavily armed soldiers in a bloody siege at a popular Moga...

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  • Dallas Republican Pete Sessions says GOP plan doesn't resolve health care problem
Dallas Republican Pete Sessions says GOP plan doesn't resolve health care problem

So right now, Senate Republicans do not have the votes to pass their own bill. Democrats and other critics of the Senate GOP measure said the bill's feature phasing out costly aspects of Medicaid over time could eventually strip millions of low-income earners of health insurance .

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  • Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity
Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

Trump said in a statement . The night presented a rare escape for a president who, just hours earlier, finally admitted he did not record conversations with then-FBI director James Comey. "Yet, the evidence to date suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities"...

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  • Will Senate GOP healthcare bill get enough votes?
Will Senate GOP healthcare bill get enough votes?

Mr Obama also wrote that politics could not get in the way of the "compromise" needed between Republicans and Democrats in order to not "put the American people through [the] pain" of being excluded from benefits while pregnant or sick, expensive bills, or high deductibles "while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in retur...

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  • Pelosi is living in her own little Democratic bubble
Pelosi is living in her own little Democratic bubble

It really comes down to the question of whether you think there's something particularly problematic about Pelosi-maybe anyone in charge of leading congressional Democrats would become just as much of a villain as she is. Tim Walz of Minnesota. "And I think you know the energy is good, but we better start moving towards a focus on an agenda that'...

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  • Terror plot to hit Grand Mosque in Makkah foiled, five arrested
Terror plot to hit Grand Mosque in Makkah foiled, five arrested

In dawn raids on Mecca and the Red Sea city of Jeddah officers arrested suspects before surrounding the bomber's location close to the Grand Mosque. The raids were part of a nation-wide war against terrorism that hardly hit the country with many deadly blasts in recent years, majority were adopted by Islamic State militant group, Xinhua repor...

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  • General Election: All to play for as voters go to the polls
General Election: All to play for as voters go to the polls

She paid tribute to Mr Robertson, who had been MP for Moray since 2001, describing him as a "politician and parliamentarian of enormous stature, who week after week held the Prime Minister to account, providing the scrutiny that the official opposition in the House of Commons failed to do".

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  • Bill Cosby's defense gives closing argument
Bill Cosby's defense gives closing argument

It was read to them by the judge. The comedian could face up to a decade in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, the veteran performer could charm jurors at his sexual assault trial if he testifies this week, but experts say the risk would be considerable.

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  • France presents new security bill amid extremist threats
France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

Through various labour reforms he aims to cut the jobless rate to levels not seen in more than two decades by the end of his term. France's President Emmanuel Macron , center left in the second row, and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, on the left of Macron, pose for a family photo with new Cabinet members prior to the first cabinet meeti...

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  • China should contribute more to fight terror
China should contribute more to fight terror

On Tuesday Trump tweeted , "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out". The officials also will discuss counterterrorism as well as tensions in the South China Sea .

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  • U.S. pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea
U.S. pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting in the U.S. capital for security talks, and North Korea will get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton, the senior U.S. The attendees included Ambassador Joseph Yun, the U.S. special envoy who travelled to Pyongyang to bring Warmbier back, and U.S. Sen. Warmbier's parents claime...

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  • What's in the Senate's new healthcare bill?
What's in the Senate's new healthcare bill?

Democrats are united in opposition. The Democrats were critical of Senate Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and and it's effect on people living with chronic diseases. Buck voted for the House bill, known as the American Health Care Act, and has been a vocal supporter of it. For one thing, like the House legislation, it allows...

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  • Hundreds of Anti-Corruption Protesters Arrested In Moscow
Hundreds of Anti-Corruption Protesters Arrested In Moscow

More than 1,000 people were arrested at a similar rally organised by Navalny in March. The BBC said riot police in the capital were detaining protesters at random. A Moscow court, sitting late Monday, found the 41-year-old Navalny guilty of organizing unauthorized protests and sentenced him to a month in administrative custody, his spokeswo...

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  • Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them - army
Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them - army

Kushner, 36, a real estate developer with little experience in worldwide diplomacy, planned to spend less than a day in Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . Egypt will provide a solution to the potentially explosive power crisis in Gaza, The Times of Israel reported on Tuesday, quoti...

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  • 100 people feared buried by China landslide
100 people feared buried by China landslide

State media, meanwhile, revised the number of people missing down from 141 to more than 120. "There are several tons of rock", local police Capt. Chen Tiebo told the state broadcaster CCTV . One hundred and forty one people have been declared missing after a landslide buried 46 homes in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday morning.

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  • GOP senators to unveil health care bill Thursday
GOP senators to unveil health care bill Thursday

In keeping with Hyde Amendment language, effective 2018, the bill redefines a qualified health plan, to prohibit plans from covering abortion other than in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. "Rep. Becerra is a long-time champion for women's reproductive rights and health", said President Cecile Richards in a statement ...

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  • Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss
Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss

A new report from Politico has revealed that Democrats recently met to discuss House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's future as the leader of the Democratic Party. "I want her there for at least another decade". Do I think it's fair? A reporter asked how the minority leader would respond to President Trump's latest tweet attacking her, as wel...

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  • USA would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
USA would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Political and armed opposition groups in Syria rejected the proposal when it was announced last month, saying Russian Federation has been unwilling or unable to get President Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past ceasefires.

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