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World News U.S. launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city
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Clashes continued in Ghazni throughout the day and fighting temporarily closed the main highway linking the north and south of the country. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that hundreds of fighters armed with heavy and light weapons entered Ghazni city around 1 a.m.

World News Red alert at Kerala's Idukki reservoir, floods feared in Kochi
Author: 0 Red alert at Kerala's Idukki reservoir, floods feared in Kochi

All four shutters of the Idamalayar dam were also opened. With the shutters lifted, water in Periyar, the second largest river in the state, rose to risky levels. Several tourists were barred from entering the hilly Idukki district after roads caved in at many places. The government has asked tourists not to go to high range areas and dam sites.

World News Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip, 3 killed
Author: 0 Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip, 3 killed

In his piece, Greenblatt cited two cases, in 2011 and 2016, in which he says Palestinian firefighters joined their Israeli counterparts to combat massive conflagrations that had spread and wreaked havoc in Israel, as examples of the kind of cooperation that should exist between the two entities.

World News Julian Assange wanted to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 Julian Assange wanted to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

That's according to WikiLeaks, which tweeted Wednesday that a letter was delivered to Assange in London seeking a "closed interview" with committee staff at a "mutually agreeable time and location ". The WikiLeaks legal team said they are "considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard ". WikiLeaks famously published emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta that were allegedly hacked by the Russian ...

World News Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory
Author: 0 Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory

He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or as soon as the police and fire are finished. That was not the only firenado firefighters encountered while fighting the blaze, the department sharing a second video on their Facebook page of yet another fire whirl they went up against.

World News Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone
Author: 0 Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone

Newly released audio from a Republican fundraiser features Nunes talking to donors at a gathering in Spokane, Washington, last week, during which Nunes said that " if we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away ". Nunes made several other noteworthy statements to the audience of GOP donors, also concerning the Russian Federation investigation and its supervision.

World News Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting
Author: 0 Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting

MacCoubrey said police have been searching the buildings and went through his apartment. The business is located inside the cordoned off area on Brookside Drive. The Fredericton resident said he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7 a.m. "Doors are locked and everybody's inside". The Globe and Mail reported gun violence had soared in Toronto over the summer, with 228 shootings that killed 29 people and injured at least 150.

World News N. Korea urges USA to agree to declare end to Korean War
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with US President Donald Trump . "As long as the U.S. denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner and clings to the outdated acting script which the previous administrations have all tried and failed, one can not expect any progress in the implementation" of the terms of the North Korea-U.S.

World News Earthquake kills 19 as tremors hit Lombok and Bali
Author: 0 Earthquake kills 19 as tremors hit Lombok and Bali

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. An Indonesian official says at least three people have been killed after a strong natural disaster struck the popular tourist island of Lombok .

World News White Shark Breaches During Tagging Attempt
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If you slow the video down, you can see the wide-open mouth gaping just below the researcher's boots. It opened its mouth right at my feet... According to the Boston Globe , the video shows biologist Greg Skomal standing on the pulpit of a research boat.

World News Boris Johnson told to apologise for burka jibe
Author: 0 Boris Johnson told to apologise for burka jibe

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has backed calls for Mr Johnson to apologise, saying the remarks have "clearly caused offence". But he said: "Such restrictions are not quite the same as telling a free-born adult woman what she may or may not wear, in a public place, when she is simply minding her own business".

World News Witness recounts how Manafort lied to get bank loans
Author: 0 Witness recounts how Manafort lied to get bank loans

The star witness in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial says the former Trump campaign chairman told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

World News Pence Announces New, Separate Space Force Launch By 2020
Author: 0 Pence Announces New, Separate Space Force Launch By 2020

The Space Force would ultimately become the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and would be equal to the other five, Pence said. "Absolutely we need to address space as a developing war-fighting domain", Mr. "There is a threat out there", he added, "but it's being handled by the U.S. Air Force today, doesn't make sense to build a whole other level of bureaucracy in an [already] incredibly bureaucratic [Defense Department]", he added.

World News Clashes in Argentina after plans to legalise abortion rejected
Author: 0 Clashes in Argentina after plans to legalise abortion rejected

According to an official tally, 38 senators voted against, 31 in favor, while two abstained. Argentina's abortion rights movement, backed by feminist groups galvanized in recent years to stop violence against women, argued that the bill would end unregulated abortions that government data show as the leading cause of maternal deaths.

World News Palestinians Launch Freedom Ship 3 to Break Gaza Siege
Author: 0 Palestinians Launch Freedom Ship 3 to Break Gaza Siege

Israel has not commented on the attack yet. The statement added that an Israeli combat tank had responded by "targeting the position from which the shots were fired". Israel's security cabinet discussed the proposal on Sunday, but afterwards ministers said only that the Israeli military was "prepared for any scenario".

World News Lombok hit by another strong quake
Author: 0 Lombok hit by another strong quake

Scramble to find victims on Lombok island as humanitarian crisis looms with 156,000 rendered homeless by major quake. The number forced from their homes in the disaster has soared to 270,000, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, with around 1,000 people severely injured.

World News Poland slams Russian ‘occupation’ of Georgian regions
Author: 0 Poland slams Russian ‘occupation’ of Georgian regions

Georgian government continued their efforts for reconciliation by carrying out a policy dialogue for restoring territorial integrity, Koplatadze said. The Russian prime minister described NATO's eastward expansion as a major security threat to Russia. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders discussed ties with Georgia at their summit in Brussels in July.

Author: 0 New aftershock pummels traumatized Indonesian island of Lombok as death toll climbs

The 6.9 natural disaster on Sunday was followed by another 5.2 magnitude quake on Monday and 5.4 on Tuesday, as well as more than 120 aftershocks. The governor of the province that includes Lombok where the quake was centred, the military, the national search and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok all issued different death tolls for Sunday's natural disaster that ranged from 226 to 381.

World News UK PM May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry
Author: 0 UK PM May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

Founder and president of the Conservative Muslim Forum Lord Sheikh told the BBC the party should take "severe action" against Mr Johnson. Pressure is mounting on the former Mayor of London , after PM Theresa May said is comments had called offence, and called on him to apologise .

World News Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia natural disaster
Author: 0 Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia natural disaster

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the latest quake at 5.9, with a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Another strong quake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia's Lombok island, causing some buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the South-East Asian nation's meteorology and geophysics agency.

World News Israel suspected in killing of top Syrian regime scientist
Author: 0 Israel suspected in killing of top Syrian regime scientist

In April, coordinated missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France destroyed a Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility in Damascus, in response to a suspected gas attack that killed at least 70 civilians in Douma - a town in the former rebel-held city of Eastern Ghouta .

World News Manafort defence attorneys rip into star prosecution witness
Author: 0 Manafort defence attorneys rip into star prosecution witness

Paul Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing on Wednesday asked whether longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates had four extramarital affairs - and not just one overseas 10 years ago - implying that Gates might have lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's team and could put his plea deal in jeopardy.

World News Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash: ministry
Author: 0 Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash: ministry

Hamas has linked their fate to Israel freeing Palestinian security detainees - something many Israelis oppose. Hamas, meanwhile, is desperate to end the blockade, which has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern and has led to growing hardships in Gaza.

World News Israeli air strikes 'kill woman and toddler'
Author: 0 Israeli air strikes 'kill woman and toddler'

Over the past four months, 158 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in the protests near the fence and others in Israeli air strikes and other incidents elsewhere in Gaza, according to the Gaza Health Ministry and a local rights group.

World News United Kingdom didn’t request extradition of Russian citizens in Salisbury case - embassy
Author: 0 United Kingdom didn’t request extradition of Russian citizens in Salisbury case - embassy

Other newspapers, including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph also reported on the extradition moves. The Times newspaper alleged in reports that detectives from the Metropolitan Police in London are understood to be confident they have identified the would-be assassins who used a perfume bottle containing the deadly poison novichok in their unsuccessful attempt to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, aged 33, in March.

World News Suspected Russian spy found working at USA embassy in Moscow
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The Secret Service has dismissed the report that a Russian employee at the US Moscow embassy, who was reportedly fired after her contacts with the Russian intelligence came to light, had access to secret data. 'This is of particular emphasis in Russian Federation. As a result, the duties are limited to translation, interpretation, cultural guidance, liaison and administrative support .

World News Tanker truck explodes after wreck in Italy
Author: 0 Tanker truck explodes after wreck in Italy

Italian media said a truck carrying cars collided on a bridge with another tanker truck containing explosive materials. The massive explosion and shock wave were also captured on cell phone video by at least one driver who was stopped to avoid the accident.

World News Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's government
Author: 0 Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's government

Lists and research . If the bill is submitted in its current form and adopted, the US president would have 180 days to begin implementing its provisions; within 60 days of adoption, the White House would need to provide a new list of Russian individuals suspected of cyber-attacks against the United States; the Treasury Department would have 180 days to update its "Kremlin list" of Russian state officials and oligarchs; the director of national intelligence would be tasked with completing a ...