• World's longest sea bridge opens between Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China
World's longest sea bridge opens between Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China

Stretching across 55km, it is 22.5km longer than the width of the English Channel from Dover in the United Kingdom to Calais in France. If you're not a total wuss when it comes to the heady combo of deep sea, heights and creaking piers, maybe this new bridge might be one you can tackle - as it's the longest sea-crossing one in the world.

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  • Nigeria deploys special police force after 55 killed in Kaduna
Nigeria deploys special police force after 55 killed in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the deployment on Sunday, as the regional government imposed the measure in Kaduna city after violence broke out on its streets. The special team comprises four units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), specially trained riot policemen, the Counter-Terrorism Unit, conventional policemen, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery...

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  • Trump on Cruz: 'He's not Lyin' Ted anymore. He's Beautiful Ted'
Trump on Cruz: 'He's not Lyin' Ted anymore. He's Beautiful Ted'

Trump added that he has no regrets about linking Cruz's dad Rafael to JFK-killer Lee Harvey Oswald. "He's, I call him Teexas Ted", the president said on the White House South Lawn. I said don't worry it's only a question of time. After Cruz lost the primary, he gave a speech at the Republican National Convention in which he did not endorse Trump an...

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  • Trump May Reverse Obama's Decision and Define Gender by Biology, Not Choice
Trump May Reverse Obama's Decision and Define Gender by Biology, Not Choice

The ban was blocked by a federal court in Washington. Sunday, Hallquist said, "Wow". The National Center for Transgender Equality labeled the proposal an attack on transgender people and vowed to fight. Trump has called for the ejection of transgender people from the military , backed away from anti-discrimination laws that protect ga...

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  • Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week
Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week

The FBI has placed Jayme at the top of their missing person's list, but say she is not a suspect in the homicides and is likely in danger herself. "Jayme remains missing and endangered and has been added to the top of the FBI's Missing Persons list , and is now on digital billboards nationwide", the sheriff's department said in a statement Sun...

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  • Six shot in Jacksonville blocks away from Jaguars game, sheriff's office says
Six shot in Jacksonville blocks away from Jaguars game, sheriff's office says

Six people were injured on Sunday - three of them critically - in a drive-by shooting in Jacksonville blocks away from TIAA Bank Field, according to the sheriff's office. The vehicle then fled westbound on Pippin Street. He added that authorities made plans to escort fans to any cars parked near the scene, allowing them to leave unimpeded once the ...

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  • Two earthquakes hit off coast of Canada within minutes of each other
Two earthquakes hit off coast of Canada within minutes of each other

An aftershock, registering a magnitude of 6.5, followed about six minutes later, the USGS said. That one is being called the "foreshock" as a stronger 6.8-magnitude quake occurred 35 minutes later. Two people died in the quake , which also caused severe damage in the area. John Cassidy, a seismologist for the Canadian ministry posted to social...

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  • Army of Central Americans pushes into Mexico headed for USA border
Army of Central Americans pushes into Mexico headed for USA border

President Trump on Monday claimed without offering any evidence that "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners " are among the growing caravan of Central American migrants heading to the United States . Trump previously deployed the National Guard to the border in April, as a smaller caravan headed to the USA, but said over the weekend that he wo...

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  • Protesters clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote
Protesters clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote

A statement on the People's Vote website reads: 'Whether you voted leave or remain, nobody voted to make this country worse off, to harm jobs, to damage the NHS, to affect the future of millions of young people, or to make this country more divided.

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  • 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west coast
'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west coast

Earlier this month areas of the USA were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead. Willa is likely to bring extremely risky storm surge along portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico by Tuesday or Tuesday night, especially in the area where the hurricane makes landfall.

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  • Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi's death on Tuesday
Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi's death on Tuesday

On Friday, the kingdom acknowledged for the first time that Khashoggi was killed inside the complex in what the government characterized as a fistfight gone off the rails. Reflecting global scepticism over its account, a senior Saudi government official has laid out a new version that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

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  • U.S. mulls revoking recognition of transgender people
U.S. mulls revoking recognition of transgender people

The Trump administration is attempting to do away with the official term of "transgender" by changing the definition of gender to one of a biological condition determined at birth as either male or female. By defining sex so rigidly, it would essentially ignore intersex people as well as transgender people. An HHS spokeswoman declined to comm...

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  • Saudi Dissidents Fear Long Arm Of Riyadh After Jamal Khashoggi Murder
Saudi Dissidents Fear Long Arm Of Riyadh After Jamal Khashoggi Murder

They said the "hypotheses" proposed so far in the Saudi investigation need to be backed by facts to be considered credible. Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would suspend arms sales to the kingdom. Saudi Arabia's Attorney General confirmed that preliminary investigations indicated that the journalist died ins...

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  • Manhunt is underway for man accused of killing officer
Manhunt is underway for man accused of killing officer

A second suspect Tafahree Maynard, 18, has been charged with aggravated assault and felony murder but remains on the loose. Pretlow was previously charged in Gwinnett County in July 2017 under a Failure to Appear bench warrant and in August 2018 on burglary charges.

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  • Angry Australian voters influence by-election | Sunday Independent
Angry Australian voters influence by-election | Sunday Independent

However, new premier Scott Morrison ( picture ) saw a glimmer of hope yesterday after Phelps' lead narrowed to 884 votes, according to the official tally, with postal ballots still being counted. Senior Labor figures have said that they will not seek to bring down the minority government on the floor of parliament, and have declared that Labor ca...

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  • Injured in Clemson Clubhouse When Floor Collapses
Injured in Clemson Clubhouse When Floor Collapses

Responding officers found multiple people injured. The beat was about to drop and then the whole floor collapsed. "Everyone was trying to climb out". "It was just a shocking moment for everyone", he continued, adding that he saw some people "crying" and "bleeding".

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  • Trump Would Prefer to Pick a Woman for U.N. Envoy
Trump Would Prefer to Pick a Woman for U.N. Envoy

During the dinner, Haley added that the "toxic political environment" has caused both parties to " describe their opponents as enemies or evil". "I really am super excited to be at the Al Smith Dinner. Jeff Flake (R) would have attended, but he wanted a week to have the "FBI look into it". The former SC governor also delivered punchlines abou...

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  • Meghan Markle scales back her royal tour commitments due to her pregnancy
Meghan Markle scales back her royal tour commitments due to her pregnancy

After signing the role of Duchess of Sussex , Chopra complimented Markle for "doing fantastic". So, it might be too soon to conclude that Harry knows something we don't. Harry later walked barefoot on the soft white sands of the lake, a source of drinking water for the Butchulla people , and splashed water on his face.

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  • Merkel: Berlin May Halt Weapon Sales to Riyadh Over Khashoggi’s Death
Merkel: Berlin May Halt Weapon Sales to Riyadh Over Khashoggi’s Death

The comments from Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most direct yet from Riyadh , which has given multiple and conflicting accounts about Khashoggi's killing on October 2, first denying his death and later admitting it amid an global outcry.

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  • Jordan Doesn't Renew Parts Of 1994 Israel Peace Treaty
Jordan Doesn't Renew Parts Of 1994 Israel Peace Treaty

Both areas in question are located on the Israel-Jordan border; Israeli farmers were granted private land ownership rights and property interests for a 25-year period under the 1994 peace accord, which settled long-standing land and water disputes between the two countries.

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  • Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead
Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

Following the accident, people rushed to the site, almost 465 kilometers (290 miles) north of New Delhi , and shouted at railway officials for not taking precautions. "In this case, the driver had just 200 metres, or less". Eyewitnesses said the Amritsar-Howrah train had crossed the spot minutes earlier. On Saturday, after visiting the accident ...

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  • Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 132
Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 132

Taiwan Railways Administration's Jason Lu said all eight carriages derailed and five flipped, and that there were "four carriages that were overturned at 90 degrees and the worst casualties were in those carriages", according to AFP . At least 22 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan. "They we...

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  • United Nations praises Qatar's urgent response to Gaza's power crisis
United Nations praises Qatar's urgent response to Gaza's power crisis

The Hamas-led committee organizing the riots released a video marking the 30th week since the "March of Return" campaign was launched with the slogan: "Together Gaza rises up and the West Bank unites."The video calls the Palestinians to attend Friday's riots in droves".

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  • Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador
Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador

The rules violate Assange's constitutional rights and need to be clarified by Ecuador's courts, Baltasar Garzon, a former Spanish judge, told reporters in Quito on Friday. On Friday, Wikileaks took to Twitter to state its rejection of the conditions in which Assange has been forced to live and voiced its full support for legal action.

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  • Amritsar train accident: Man who played Ravana dies saving others
Amritsar train accident: Man who played Ravana dies saving others

Media reports said there were 61 dead. Sub Divisional Magistrate Amritsar I Rajesh Sharma said 50 bodies have been found and at least 50 injured have been admitted to a government hospital. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident after visiting injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy ...

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