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World News Brazilian court: Lula barred from presidential election
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The first of the seven judges cast a vote against da Silva, but it wasn't clear if the full court would reach a decision before adjourning for the night. Despite his conviction and several graft cases pending against him, Lula leads the race by a long stretch, with 39% of voter support, according to pollster Datafolha.

World News U.S. military confirms $300m cut in aid to Pakistan
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The Reuters quoted a usa official as saying that United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis would have authorised the 300 million Dollars in Coalition Support Funds (CSF) only if Pakistan took actions against the militants and rising insurgency, but he chose not to.

World News Europe is one step away from ending clock changes - English
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In response, the EU's chief executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Brussels would propose scrapping an European Union law requiring member states to change their clocks. The Commission said it received 4.6 million responses on the matter from all 28 Member States, the highest number of responses ever received in any public consultation.

World News Mnangagwa to meet President Xi
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China is all set to showcase its growing influence in Africa at the next Monday's China-Africa summit to be attended by a number of African leaders where President Xi Jinping is expected to announce new projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

World News Veteran MP Frank Field resigns, calling Labour a 'force for antisemitism'
Author: 0 Veteran MP Frank Field resigns, calling Labour a 'force for antisemitism'

In the one-page letter he said the Birkenhead Constituency Labour Party was now governed by "a culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation". In a letter "reluctantly" written to Chief Whip Nick Brown today, the veteran politician - who has been the town's Member of Parliament since 1979 - said it was with "considerable sadness" that he had taken the decision, adding that he would continue to serve his constituency as an independent Labour MP.

World News Trump defends his handling of McCain's death
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Trump said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was safe in his job at least until the November congressional elections, Bloomberg News reported after interviewing the US leader. "He saw himself as defending America's character, not just mine, for he considered it the imperative of every citizen who loves this country to treat all people fairly".

World News Ex-Manafort associate guilty of illegal US lobbying
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The defendant is Sam Patten , a GOP operative with business ties to Cambridge Analytica , the International Republican Institute and Konstantin Kilimnik , the alleged Russian intel operative who was Paul Manafort's main man in Ukraine.

World News Meghan McCain Drags Trump in Emotional Eulogy for Her Father
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Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and former chief of staff to McCain Mark Salter will also serve as pallbearers, among others. McCain asked Obama and Bush, a Democrat and a Republican, to deliver eulogies at his service, in what was seen as a final message to the country about his wish for bipartisanship.

World News Memorial tributes to John McCain
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We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers because of our points of view. "I know John said he hoped to play a small part in that story". Capitol Police will then stand vigil overnight. A few firefighters saluted from atop a fire engine parked on an overpass when the 11-vehicle motorcade with a 17-motorcycle police escort passed underneath on Interstate 17.

World News Russia had Trump ‘over a barrel’, claims former British spy
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The July 30, 2016, meeting between Steele and Ohr came one day before the FBI officially opened its counterintelligence investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked at Fusion GPS, the company that paid Steele to put together the dossier. That breakfast took place amid ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation concerns about Russian election interference and possible communication with Trump associates.

World News Dutch lawmaker cancels Muhammad cartoon contest
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Wilders announced earlier this year that he would use the Dutch parliament to hold a cartoon competition to draw the Prophet Muhammad, saying "freedom of speech is most important". The Afghan Taliban statement was issued shortly before Wilders canceled the contest. Wilders' comments came after a 26-year-old man in the Netherlands was arrested after being suspected of preparing an attack against a politician in relation to the contest.

World News International Monetary Fund supports South African land reform provided it's 'rules based' - Economy
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund supports South African land reform provided it's 'rules based' - Economy

This is taking place alongside a process of political and economic renewal, which aims to restore the credibility of our public institutions, tackle corruption and wastage and strengthen the capacity of the state. She added that South Africa's land reform programme was "an issue that I raised and discussed with President Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year".

World News Couple who raised $400k for homeless man ordered to turn over money
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Ms McClure set up the GoFundMe fundraiser page as a way to give back to Mr Bobbitt, and it raised more than $400,000 in funds donated by more than 15,000 people. During an appearance Monday on NBC's " Megyn Kelly Today " show, Mr D'Amico told Kelly more than $150,000 left of the donations remains. 'He's really left us with no choice but to go forward, ' said Mr Fallon, one of two pro bono lawyers from Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia whom Bobbitt retained last week.

World News John McCain's 106-Year-Old Mother Roberta Will Attend His Funeral
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Bush , who prevailed over McCain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, and Democratic former President Barack Obama , who ran against McCain in the 2008 presidential election and won. At 1 p.m., after the conclusion of the Capitol service for McCain, the public was allowed in to file past McCain's casket - beginning a viewing that will last until 8 p.m.

World News Russian Federation met with Syrian opposition leader for peace deal
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Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara discusses the meeting and a potential Idlib attack. When asked whether the situation in Syria's Idlib was among the reasons for ordering such a massive exercise in region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Idlib is "a hotbed of terrorism and nothing good may come from it, unless action is taken".

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton's private email server was hacked by China

A story by The Daily Caller on Monday said a Chinese-owned company in Washington DC "penetrated" a private server used by Clinton when she was secretary of state. The IC inspector general was so concerned by the revelation that officials drove over to the FBI to tell agents - including the now-removed anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok , according to Fox News .

World News Japan, North Korea had secret meeting in July without telling US
Author: 0 Japan, North Korea had secret meeting in July without telling US

Citing three sources with knowledge of the ongoing talks between Washington and Pyongyang, CNN reported U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received a letter from the North which stated Kim and his regime could not move forward with talks because "the U.S.is still not ready to meet (North Korean) expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty".

World News Trump lawyer McGahn, Mueller cooperator, may leave White House
Author: 0 Trump lawyer McGahn, Mueller cooperator, may leave White House

The White House counsel is among the most critical - and yet least visible - positions within the West Wing, with input on a range of issues from policy to personnel to national security. McGahn - who has fully cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation - threatened to quit earlier this year after Trump threatened to fire Mueller.

World News 'Scallop row': French police pledge more boats to keep peace
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Barrie Deas, the chief executive of Britain's National Federation of Fisherman's Organizations, said the French actions are just frankly risky. There has been intimidating vessel manoeuvring. Image copyright PA Image caption Crews of some of the British boats involved in the incident have been inspecting their vessels What exactly happened? Normandy fishing chief Dimitri Rogoff has addressed the incident, telling Agence France-Presse: "The French went to contact the British to stop them ...

World News Theresa May to visit President Buhari over bilateral business talks
Author: 0 Theresa May to visit President Buhari over bilateral business talks

She was at the ID Mkize School on the first leg of a three-day trade trip to Africa, but all anyone was talking about on Twitter was her awkward swaying from side to side caught on camera. Britain's overseas aid budget totalled £13.9bn in 2017, an increase of £555m in 2016 and in line with the legal commitment to invest 0.7 per cent of national income in this area.

World News Lindsey Graham Delivers Tearful Tribute to John McCain on Senate Floor
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Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to acknowledge Mr. McCain's death with a formal and unifying statement , according to four administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. There, "military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport" will partake in a funeral service at the U.S. Naval Academy, his statement added.

World News NJ lawmakers pay tribute to late Sen. John McCain
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The memorial tributes followed a few days of confusion at the White House over whether American flags at US government buildings would be flown at half-staff, in the traditional gesture for prominent political figures who die. In military terms, Graham said he wanted to deliver an "after-action report" on McCain's life , which Graham praised as a life of service to his country from Vietnam to Capitol Hill, one full of comebacks.

World News U.A.E., Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen
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Mohammed Albukhaiti, a Houthi political official, criticized the report, saying it equated the "intentional crimes" against civilians by the coalition with "mistakes" made by the rebels. "I call on them to prioritise human dignity in this forgotten conflict", he said. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the report merited a response.

World News Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975
Author: 0 Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975

The devastating storm barreled into the Caribbean island last September. It was unclear whether the island's government would adopt the researchers' estimate as its official toll. The study also found the government only had plans in place to deal with a Category 1 storm, and Maria was Category 4 with 154mph winds. The researchers counted the deaths over a longer period because of how long people were without power.