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Grieving orca mother spotted without her dead calf after nearly three weeks

Grieving orca mother spotted without her dead calf after nearly three weeks

Researchers had hoped to perform a necropsy on J35's dead calf but that is likely not possible now. Unfortunately, the salmon has been in dramatic decline in recent years. Garrett said J50 still looks very bad but is still travelling with her family, although sometimes lagging behind them. The whale then "vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in Haro Strait" off Canada's Vancouver Island, the Center for Whale Research (CWR) said. Read More

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Kerala CM, other leaders survey the flooded areas

Kerala CM, other leaders survey the flooded areas

As heavy rains continue to lash various parts of Kerala , worsening the flood situation in the state, the death toll has touched 29, following heavy floods and landslides. Kerala Chief Minister on Thursday called for a high-level meeting to discuss the flood situation in the state. One of the five shutters of a large reservoir in the mountainous Idukki district was opened for the first time in 26 years. Read More

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California Wildfire Suspect Posted About QAnon, Other Conspiracies

California Wildfire Suspect Posted About QAnon, Other Conspiracies

More than 20,000 people are forced from their homes in Southern California by a unsafe arson wildfire that intensified overnight. Although the fire - named for the canyon where it started - destroyed a dozen cabins after breaking out Monday, fire crews were able to prevent further losses, but the fire was still virtually uncontrolled as its growth nullified progress in corralling it. Read More

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Coalition: Yemen strike targeted ballistic missile planners, not civilians

Coalition: Yemen strike targeted ballistic missile planners, not civilians

The coalition said it had carried out what it called " legitimate military action" in the area targeting Huthi rebels responsible for a deadly missile attack on the Saudi city of Jizan on Wednesday. civilian casualties are a loss to the coalition and we can not accept high civilian casualties in Yemen". Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in early 2015, when the Houthis seized control of much of the west of the country and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee ... Read More

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North Korea chides U.S. for pressing sanctions

North Korea chides U.S. for pressing sanctions

The unidentified spokesperson also warned that there is no guarantee that the hard-won atmosphere of stability on the Korean Peninsula will continue. "This is all in North Korea's court", Haley told reporters traveling with her during a visit to Colombia. The fresh anger out of Pyongyang comes as top diplomats from the USA have strongly criticised the North's commitment to denuclearisation. Read More

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Saudi Arabia orders all of its foreign university students to leave Canada

Saudi Arabia orders all of its foreign university students to leave Canada

The kingdom will also suspend educational exchange programs with Canada and move Saudi scholarship recipients to other countries, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported Monday. "All Saudia flights from/to Toronto, Canada will be suspended starting from 13 Aug 2018", the airline wrote in a statement posted on Twitter . The United States said Tuesday that both Canada and Saudi Arabia are "close partners" of the USA, and asked the Saudi government for more information of the detention of several ... Read More

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Manafort deputy: We committed crimes together

Manafort deputy: We committed crimes together

Gates testified that Manafort directed him to report overseas income as loans in order to lower taxable income and that at Manafort's request, did not disclose foreign bank accounts, which is required by law. The charges relate to Manafort's work for Ukraine's former pro-Kremlin president, Viktor Yanukovich. When Robert Mueller began investigating Russian interference a year ago, Manafort's questionable lobbying work - the sort of activity that has historically rarely been investigated ... Read More

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DMK chief Karunanidhi no more

DMK chief Karunanidhi no more

According to the latest update, M Karunanidhi's death time was 6.10 pm. Sources however said his condition is stable and a team of doctors including experts from overseas are constantly monitoring his health. Karunanidhi swiftly rose up the ranks. A school dropout, he made his name as a successful scriptwriter in Tamil films. As an author, he penned six volumes of his autobiography, Nenjukku Neethi, in Tamil language. Read More

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Brooklyn nail salon brawl over botched eyebrow wax sparks protests, racism accusations

Brooklyn nail salon brawl over botched eyebrow wax sparks protests, racism accusations

A nail salon employee was arrested after she was caught on camera repeatedly attacking a customer with a broom. The woman being hit is beaten on the back as she walks out of the salon. Christina Thomas , 21, of Brooklyn was charged with assault, menacing and harrassment. "He said 'I'll fix it, ' she said, 'you can't fix it'". It was filmed by another customer who was inside during the mayhem. Read More

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Trump just made two problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting

Trump just made two problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting

And nothing better demonstrates this than his complete about-face on the goal of his eldest son's 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a lawyer linked to the Russian government. Sunday's tweet was Trump's clearest statement yet on the objective of the meeting, which has become a focal point of Mueller's investigation even as the president and his lawyers try to downplay its significance and pummel the Mueller probe with attacks . Read More

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USA diplomat warns Trump wants ‘SURRENDER’ from Iran NOT an agreement

USA diplomat warns Trump wants ‘SURRENDER’ from Iran NOT an agreement

But a second tranche to return to effect on November 5 covering Iran's vital oil sector, could be far more damaging - even if several key customers such as China, India and Turkey have refused to significantly cut their purchases. But experts disagree on the impact of renewed sanctions. "If there is one piece of worldwide agreements on nuclear non-proliferation that is delivering, it has to be maintained", she said on Monday. Read More

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Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

The two fires cover an area larger than a deadly wildfire burning near Redding, California . Dry, hot winds have been fueling the flames. The Mendocino fires are spreading so far they're now the biggest in the region's history. Officials say that it threatens 11,300 buildings. The Thomas Fire scorched a much more densely populated area, burning through 1,063 structures and damaging 280 more. Read More

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Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal

Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal

Worldwide sanctions were lifted under the pact between world powers and Tehran in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme but US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal in May. Non-oil exporters will be allowed to sell hard currency to importers, and there will be no limit on bringing currency or gold into the country. Iran's currency plumbed new depths this week ahead of August 7, when Washington is due to reimpose a first lot of sanctions following Trump's withdrawal from ... Read More

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WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland, 20 dead

WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland, 20 dead

The veteran plane is operated by Ju-Air, a company based in Duebendorf, near Zurich , that offers panoramic flights with old-time Junker Ju-52 planes. Local media and aviation websites have reported that the plane, which seated 17 passengers along with two pilots and a flight attendant, was fully booked and that no one survived. Read More

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North Korea is working on new missiles

North Korea is working on new missiles

US President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for handing over the remains of dozens of US soldiers who died during the Korean War, adding that he received a " nice letter " from Kim and hopes to see him soon. In exchange for returning the USA war dead, North Korea may demand that the United States agree on a declaration to end the Korean War as a US security guarantee. Read More

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Russian interference in U.S. political system ongoing — Intelligence officials

Russian interference in U.S. political system ongoing — Intelligence officials

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent thinks she knows why President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Russian Federation probe - Vladimir Putin made him do it. "This administration has taken a lot of people by surprise", Pastor Darrell Scott, from OH, told members of the roundtable in the White House's Cabinet room. Read More

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Family of missing U.S. student crowdfund for her return: ‘She’s out there’

Family of missing U.S. student crowdfund for her return: ‘She’s out there’

Investigators say they have concluded that a woman spotted in northwest Missouri was not Tibbetts. Police in Kearney, Missouri, say an employee at a truck stop reported Sunday that she saw a young girl resembling Mollie Tibbetts . Police have ruled out Mollie Tibbett's boyfriend , Dalton Jack, as a possible suspect. "We are deeply appreciative of the partnership with law enforcement and media". Read More

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President Donald Trump receives new letter from North Korea

In a statement on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that Mr Trump's tweet was referring to a letter that Mr Trump received on 1 August from Mr Kim. "Today, our boys are coming home". Experts say identifying the bones could take months or years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to an Asian security meeting in Singapore , where a meeting this weekend with North Korea's foreign minister was possible. Read More

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Soldiers evacuates Harare as violence erupts

Soldiers evacuates Harare as violence erupts

With three seats yet to be declared in the parliamentary contest, ZANU-PF had 144 seats compared to 61 for the MDC, meaning the ruling party achieved the two-thirds majority that permits it to change the constitution at will. "We are absolutely confident there was no rigging... we at the Zimbabwean Election Commission will not steal (the people's) choice of leaders, we will not subvert their will", ZEC chair Priscilla Chiguma said a day after the vote. Read More

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Potential Government Shutdown Looming Without Border Wall Funding

Trump's tweet came several days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S. -Mexico border under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy had been reunited with parents and sponsors. "So, for the first time ever, American strategy now includes a serious plan to defend our homeland", President Trump said last December. USA lawmakers face a spending deadline in September. Read More

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White House downplays report of North Korea building new missiles

The Washington Post quoted unnamed U.S. officials who made the claim based on satellite photos and infrared imaging. Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June. I just think that we are now we are going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea, and I believe that he's going back and will start it virtually immediately, and he's already indicated that and you look at what he's done. Read More

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PM Narendra Modi Dials Imran Khan, Expresses Hope on Democracy in Pakistan

PM Narendra Modi Dials Imran Khan, Expresses Hope on Democracy in Pakistan

Khan's media team said he had told Modi it was vital both countries focus on pulling millions out of poverty. "The worst kind of irregularities have been committed which are unprecedented", said Mr Sharif of the election. Some analysts and commentators have said Pakistan's democracy has been weakened by meddling by the armed forces. "Sirf" Imran Khan may not cut it, if he wants to be prime minister. Read More

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Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement Following Polar Bear Incident

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement Following Polar Bear Incident

The incident occurred when tourists left the cruise ship MS Bremen in a dinghy before they landed on Parry Island, which is the part of Svalbard. The team failed to spot that there was a bear on the shore and it charged the man. She said all cruise ships traveling in the northern region are obliged to have polar bear guards on board. "He was flown out, was responsive, and is now undergoing medical treatment", spokesperson Negar Etminan said. Read More

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Jones says he is keeping 'open mind' on Kavanaugh

Jones says he is keeping 'open mind' on Kavanaugh

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer escalated on Friday the ongoing partisan fight over documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career, sending a letter to President George W. Senator Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat who won a December special election in the heavily Republican state, also is a top target of groups on both sides. Read More

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